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THE RECORD.
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NEWS SUMMARY.
Ths police chiefs will meat sect ftu
la Cincinnati
Th scarcity of pig Iron and of atool
U getting mor proaoaaoed.
Tb Third Nebraska, Colonel William
3. Bryan's old regiment, hu bee a am
Wed out at Augusta, Ga.
Leading German professors express
the belief that the peaoe conference
will be without practical Importance.
At Bltterfleld eleven persona were
drowned In attempting to cross the
river Mode. The rains still continue.
More than 700 Cuban steTedorea are
out on strike and the work on ships in
Havana harbor la being done by Chi
nees nnder police guard.
In Borne, al tough the composition of
the reconstruction cabinet has not yet
been officially announced, it is oos
aldered the ministerial crisis is passed.
a B. Llttlefleld of Rockland, waa
Dominated by acclamation by the Be
publioans of the Second Maine dis
trict, to succeed the late Nelson Ding
ley. Three men were seriously and two
probably fatally Injured by toe ex
plosion of a boiler at the works of
the New Jersey Iron and Steel com
pany, Trenton.
The insurrection In Yemen Is gain
ing ground. The Turkish commander,
Abdullah Pasha, has been foroed to
retreat to Sana, the capital of the
province of Yemen.
Dr. Clifford Mitchell of the Chicago
Homeopathic Medical college staff haa
discovered that 81 per cent of the per
sons who committed sulcjde in 1808 did
to by drinking oarbollo acid.
Secretary Long has received a cable
gram from Admiral Dewey, asking
permission to keep the cruiser Boston,
on the Astatic station for a short time.
The request will be granted.
An extraordinary movement Is on
foot looking to the consolidation of
Prewbyterlan congregations in New
York City, some of them among the
rlohest la the United States.
The London Dally Mall deolarss that
a group of American and English liter
ary agents has formed a syndicate for
the purpose of controlling the future
productions of Budyard Kipling.
A cabinet member is authority for
the statement that the president has
practically made up his mind to call
congress together in extraordinary
session about the 80th of October.
In a great lire In the town of Graue
Enmora, province of Dukowlna, Aus
tria, too buildings, including the prin
cipal church, the town hall ad other
publlo edifloes and all the school houses
were destroyed.
Major-General Otis has virtually da
died against the legality of olatms for
Indemnity filed by residents of
Dollp, whose property waa destroyed
during the operations lnoldent to the
capture of that city on February 11.
The Seminole burning and kidnap
ping eases, In whloh there are thirty
defendants for kidnapping and after
ward burning at the stake Lincoln
MoQelsey and Palmer Sampson, Semi
nole Indians, are on trial at Musoo-
Bepresentatlves of the chief iron
manufacturing houses of Scotland de
ny that a scheme has been submitted
to them by an American syndicate,
headed by Mr. Andrew Carnegie, to
absorb the Iron and steel interests of
Great Britain.
At Auburn, New York, the bodies of
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Tlncknall were
found In their room. The man waa
dead without a mark upon him. Ths
woman was unconscious, with the side
Of her head battered in and the brain
protruding.
After a confinement of about six
years In a political prison in the Be
publlo of Colombia, Archie MoCarter,
a civil engineer and contractor promi
nent In fort Scott, Kansas, until 1891,
when he left for Yucatan, has just
been liberated.
An association of heirs, with Qeorge
Mills, manager of the United States
flouring mill, as president, hu been
formed In Chloago to recover an estate
consisting of sixty acres of property in
the heart of New York and Brooklyn,
valued at 1300,000,000.
By an understanding arrived at by
the American and Spanish ministers
accredited respectively to Madrid and
Washington, both of whom are now in
Paris, it Is arranged that their arrival
In the two capitals shall be an nearly
as possible simultaneous.
, ; The Paolflo coast seal herds are to
be reduoed without interference by the
government The treasury depart,
meal has Indorsed the movement and
Instruction! have been issued to Corny
mender Sebree of the twelfth light
bouse district en the subject'
The good feeling in this country to
ward France is shown In three distinct
projeoU for erecting statuea In France
' during the Paris exposition. The pro
posed statues are Bochambeau, Wash
ington and Lafayette.
Near. Howard City, Mich., Joseph
Harvey killed his wife, his uncle, Bob
art Plersonj his grandmother and mor
tally wounded hia three months' old
child and his father-in-law, John Lo
ffenalayer, and finally shot himself,
Inflicting a wound which is likely to
prove fatal
The beads of the religious orders in
the Philippines, according to a dis
patch from Borne to the London Daily
Mall, have presented a petition to the
Pope, in which they protest against
the "American atrocities."
WANT AN ARMISTICE.
FILIPINO PEACE COMMISSIONERS
REACH MANILA.
fobmtt No New Proposition, Bat Ask Tow
Suspension of Hostilities Daring
Session el Flllplne Congress,
Manila, May 21. Two military and
two civil ruipino commissioners, ap
pointed to co-operate with three citl
sens of Manila in negotiating terms of
peace, have arrived here.
They have submitted no new propo
sition, but want sn armistice pending
the session of the Filipino congress.
Major-General Otis baa refused to
entertain the proposition.
Colonel Kobbe remains at Cananeaba.
General Lawton is marching south
from San Isitlro. General McArthur
remains at San Fernanda
REBELLION NEARINQ END.
Americans Now liavs Complete Control of
the Situation I
Manila, May 21. The Americans
positively have entire control of the
situation if the rainy season does not
set In within ten days, and make fur
ther military operations Impossible,
should the insurgents still prove in
tractable.
The purpose of the Filipino leaders
to give up the struggle against Ameri
can authority was made known by two
delegates of the Filipino peace com
mission, who remained in San Isidro
when it was captured and surrendered
to Lawton's advance guard.
In conversation with American offi
cers they state that the Filipino forces
have been for the last four days will
ing to secure peace on any terms that
General Otis might see fit to offer.
They declare General Lawton, by his
rapid and energetio advance from
Balinag, has not allowed their forces
a moments cessation from fighting.
The delegates add, as their most Im
portant Information, that Agulnaldo
himself will sue for peace through the
peace commission within two days. If
he does not so act the Filipino gov
ernment will repudiate him, as four
fifths of the natives are weary of the
war and desire the early ending of
hostilities.
NICAR ACU AN CANAL.
Communion Reports the Oreat Waterway
Can be llullt for "la 5,000,000.
Washington, May 21. The Nicar-
aguan canal commission, Admiral
Walker, Colonel Haines and Mr. llaupt,
are understood at last to have settled
the previous disagreement which has
so long delayed the report of the com
mission and which for a short time
threatened to make necessary the ap
pointment by the president of another
commission under the authority con"
ferred by the lust session of congress.
The compromise effected among
the commissioners results In their fix
ing the cost of the proposed waterway,
which is pronounced entirely feasible,
at 8125,000,000. It is believed the re
port will be signed and delivered to
the president immediately on his re
turn from Hot Springs to Washington.
"The members of the commission
had agreed after the elaborate and
thorough consideration they have given
to the subject, and believe that the
last objectiou to the beginning of the
Intcroeeanic waterway had been swept
aside and that congress may be relied
upon to promptly authorize the canal's
construction.
DEWEY EN ROUTE HOME.
Hongkong. Advices Bay the Admiral Hat
Started Home,
Hongkong, May 21. Admiral Dewey
loft Manila on Saturday morning, the
80th inst. If all goes well he will ar
rive here next Monday morning.
Arrangements have been made here
to put the Olympia, the admiral'a flag
ship, in dry doek as soon as she arrives.
ller long sojourn in tropical waters
has fouled her bottom so badly that
she will need a thorough scraping in
order to fit her for her trip across the
Indian ocean.
1 here are other matters, too, that
will need to be looked after, ller ma
chinery will be completely overhauled.
new -inm win te added, and the
"gingerbread" work, which was dis-
peused with at the time she was pu t iu
war rig, will be replaced. She will be
coaled and provisioned here, and when
she steams out of the harbor about two
weeks hence she will be In shape to
make another record-breaking voyago
wun ner record-oreaKing ailmtrai.
YELLOW FEVER IN CUBA.
But One Case, and the Patient Is Out of
Danger.
Havana, May 21. The man who was
reported to be suffering from yellow
fever is now out of danger and no new
cases of the disease have developed.
Orders have been issued that only
immunes are to be allowed to work
unuer me ground near the harbor, as
it is believed this work caused the for
mer case of fever.
BECQAR STABS A BANKER.
Beggar Objected to the Quality of Food
Given Him by the Hanker.
Now York, May 21. John II. Englls,
formerly president of the Wallabout
bank, Brooklyn, was stabbed In the
neck today by Christopher Daly, a beg
gar. 1 he wound is a severe one, dan
gerously close to the jugular vein. Daly
had been to Englis' home a few daya
ago to ask for alms, and was dissatia-
Bed Wltb tbe food o-iven him Ha lav
in wait and abused Englis for this,
ending by stabbing him.
BATTLESHIP OHIO.
She W1U be the Largest Hoat la the Navy
When Completed.
- San J Francisco, May 21. The con
struction of the battleship Ohio has
been fairly started, the first rivet hav
ing been driven at the Union Iron
Works. The performance was attend
ed with considerable ceremony. The
dimensions of the Ohio are: Length,
388 feet; beam., 72 feet VA inches; draft,
23 feet 6 inches: disnlai-Hinnnt. fi Mm
I tons. She is to be larger than any
vessel now in commission in the navy. ,
AGUINALD0 GIVES UP.
INSURGENT LEADER READY
LAY DOWN ARMS.
TO
Decides t Accept Peace Terms Offered be
American Cosamlesfca and Starts His
Repress tatl Tee front Ken Isidro
to Manila for that Purpose.
St Louis, Mo., May 19. A special
cablegram received in this city from
Msnila says:
It is reported hers that Aguinalds
has decided to accept terms of peace
offered by the American Philippine
commission, and that he has started
his representatives from San Isidro for
Manila for the purpose of making final
arrangements.
He is ssid to have reached this de
cision at a conference held at San Isidro
the day before Lawton attacked, and
that the fight took place after the de
cision for peace had been reached.
The reports are believed here, and
final peace is assured.
AVOID FUSION.
This Is the War Cry of the M Iddle-of-the-Road
Popollsts For 1900.
Kansas City, Mo., May 19. An ad
dress to the Populists of the country
has been issued by the national organ
ization of the People'a party with the
Indorsement of the National Eeform
Press association. These two bodies.
whose common object is to keep the
Populist party in the middle-of-the-road,
avoiding fusion with other po
litical parties everywhere, had been
in session here since Tuesday morning
and the adoption of the address con
cluded their labors.
All was not harmony among these
middle-of-the-road leaders, and only
after long and heated discussions waa
an address agreed upon. A hard fight
waa made to secure the Indorsement of
Whsrton Barker and Ignatlos Don
nelly for president and vice-president
in 1600, but this the committee refused
to recommend. Instead a thorough
organization of the middle-of-the-roaders
in every section of the country
is urged with the understanding that
they shall enter the next national cam
paign with the present Populist organ
ization, but that whenever fusion shall
gain the day, whether in county, state
or nation, the middle-of-the-roaders
shall bolt and begin an active campaign
to carry out their principles.
DAMAGES FOR LYNCHINO.
An Indiana Judge Decides That Action
May be Brought.
Indianapolis, May 19. Judge Baker
of the United States District court has
rendered a decision in which he holds
that the heirs of Marlon Taylor, who
was lynched at Scottsburg several
months ago, had a right of action for
damages against the sheriff of the
county and his bondsmen. The decis
ion was rendered on a motion to over
rule a demurrer to the complaint The
sheriff, James F. Gobin, and his bonds
men were required to answer the com
plaint within ten days. The case,
which is for $35,000 damages, is ex
pected to come to trial in about thirty
days.
In holding that the sheriff is re
sponsible for the prisoners in his care,
the court said, in part: "If the law
imposes a duty of care in respect to
animals and goods whloh he takes into
his possession by virtue of his office,
why should not the law impose the
duty of care upon him in respect to
human beings who are in hia custody
by virtue of his office? Is a helpless
prisoner, in the custody of a sheriff,
less entitled to his care than a bale of
goods or a dumb beast? The law is not
subject to any such reproach."
Rebels Still on the Run.
Washington, May 19. That the In
surgents are disintegrated and demor
alized is perfectly manifest from the
dispatches and cables received from
General Otis. General Lawton, who
was pushing the line of the rebel re
treat along the Bio Grande, has flung
his advance, whioh at last advices was
resting at San Miguel, northward about
twelve milea, haa taken San Isidro, the
second insurgent capital, and, when
General Otis's dispatch was sent, war
atill pressing the enemy northward.
Triple Tragedy In Ohio.
Dayton, O., May 19. Frank Camp
bell, residing at West Alexandria,
ednesday afternoon ahot and killed
his wife and sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucy
Gray. He then sent a bullet through
his own brain, dying almost instantly
Nr. and Mrs. Campbell were recently
divorced, and the latter haa been living
with her sister at Lewlsburg. During
the day the two women went to West
Alexandria to get some of Mrs. Camp
bell's belongings, the tragedy occuring
In the Campbell home,
Sixty-eight Peace Meetings.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 19. Mrs.
May Wright Sewall, president of the
Internation Council of Women h
cabled to The Hague, reporting reso
lutions passed at sixty-eight different
peace meetings in the statea of Califor
nia, Utah, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota,
Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Georgia,
Bhode Island, New York and Pennsyl
vania, and at Washington, D. C Sum'
maries of the reports show that 8,748
women were present at these meetings.
represented by actual count of the con
stituencies, 85,501.
Was Afraid of Fire.
Washington, May 19. Humphrey
Taylor, a negro suspected of the Bo
aenatein murder at Slldell, Md., ahoi
and killed Police Sergeant Frits Pa
t&u, wounded Policeman Gow and kepi
a posse of half a dozen officers at baj
from the loft of a house for nearly two
hours. Dozens of shots were exchanged
between the officers and the fugitive',
wno only surrendered when prepar
ations were made to Durnthe premises.
After the Dol icemen had cantnrad
Taylor they had a bard time prevent-
feig the crowd from lynching him.
HOME IN TWO MONTHS.
arrangements Being Made tai Return the,
Philippine Volunteers. !
Washington, May 20. War depart-t
nent officials expect thst within two,
nontbs the Pacific transport fleet will:
be on its way home from Manila with
the last of the volunteers. The entire
Pacific fleet la being overhauled and
proylsloned for the voyage to Manila
tnd return. There will be no delay in
me sailing of the ships. Of the fleet
f transports in the Pacific, the Sher
nan. Grant and Sheridan are under or
lers for Msnila, and will carry regular
troops to take the place of the volun
teers. Secretary Alger had a long confer
ince yesterday with the heads of the
itaff bureaus of the department re
tarding arrangements for the return
f the volunteers. Nearly every state
as requested that the regiments be
returned to the states whence they
lame, as the people want to see them
is organizations instead of individuals.
If this be decided upon, while await
ing muster out they will be held in
nop either at San Francisco or at
Itate camps, where they exist
WEEPS OVER LOST PRE8TIOE.
agulnaldo Blames Himself for the Con
dition of His Country.
Manila, May 20. Two Spanish
prisoners who have lust arrived here
from Nueva Citaka say Aguinaldo has
lost prestige with the rebel army,
which is described as being completely
lemoralized, short of food, suffering
from deseaae and afraid of the Ameri
cans, and are rapidly dissolving into
bands of pillagers. , The prisoners add
that Oenerals Pilar and Kuna are the
nly influential Filipinos who are con
tinuing resistance to the Americans.
Aguinaldo's personal retinue was re
lently relieved of its baggage and
money, while on its way from San
Isidro to Cebanatan, by marauders,
the Oh inese are being victimized every -where
by both rebels and looters.
Buencaraino, a prominent Filipino
leader, who waa friendly to Spain and
oined In the compromise arrangement
whereby the Spaniards hoped to con
eiliate the rebel leaders without sacri
Bcing too much, is reported as saying
Aguinaldo alts in doors crying, blames
bimself for the miserable condition of
the country, and is afraid to surrender.
ASKS AID OF JAPAN.
China's Desire to Get Oermany Out of Shan
' Tung.
Tacoma, Wash., May 80. Mail ad-
rloes by the Oriental liner Vlotoria,
lay: Nearly all the Toklo journals
give publicity to a rumor, apparently
smanatlng from Shanghai, to the effect
that China has approached the Japan
ese government with a request for aid
to get Oermany out of Shan Tung. The
suggestion is that the Peking authori
ties have at last been roused to the im
minence of the dangers threatening
the Chinese empire, and to the certain
ty of Its disruption unless some stop is
put to the unscrupulous demands now
constantly preferred by western states.
Uermany being regarded as the leader
In the game of aggression, and Shan
Tung possessing special sanctity in
Chinese eyes as the birthplace of
Confucius, there is a double reason for
the desire to get Germany out of the
neia.
CAPTURED CANNON.
Will be Ghren to Municipalities and Patri
otic Organisations.
Washington, May 20. The secretary
of war has secured from Judge Advo
cate General Lieber an opinion con
firming his right to loan or give to
municipalities, O. A. B. posts and other
patriotio organizations such of the can
non captured from the Spaniards In
Cuba and Porto Rico as are unservice
able. Thursday the first of the guns
which are in ths possession of the army
were bestowed upon the military post
at Fort Thomas, Ky. They are two
beautiful bronze pieces of antique pat
tern, made in Barcelona in 1768 and
1759.
SHOT AT A DANCE.
Kentucky Sheriff Shoots Two Girls by
Mistake.
Middlesboro, Ky., May 80. Mary and
Jennie Gibson, aged 18, twin daughters
of Georpe Gibson of Sargent, were shot
last night by ex-Sheriff Combs of
Lether county. They were at a dance,
when Combs got into a dispute with
two men. Presently the girls left, and
Combs, thinking they were men, fol
lowed and fired at them. Mary waa
slightly wounded ana Jennie waa
killed. Combs gave himself up.
Pay of Retired Admirals.
Washington, May 20. A decision
has been rendered in the caae of Bear
Admiral Stewart, that under the naval
personsl act, the heads of the staff
bureaus of the navy department who
retire for age or length of service prior
to July, 1899, retire with the rank and
three-fourths the sea pay of commo
dore. If, however, they are retired
under section 11 of the act, having seen
service in the civil war and have acred'
Itable record, thoy will be entitled
after July 1, 1899, to the rank of rear
admiral and three-fourths the present
pay ol a senior rear admiral.
- Rich Gold Strike In Dakota.
Dead wood, S. D., May 20. A vein' of
gold carrying tl0,000 to the ton has
been discovered on a ranch near Cus
ter City. The vein Is fourteen inches
wide and has been uncovered for fif
teen feet, but no sinking has been
dene yet It is the first quartz that
haa been discovered In that vicinity,
although rich placers have been found.
The find has created excitement in
Custer which almost amounts to
stampede. The aurrounding country
Is being staked off and located.
' After the Baggage Smashers.
Boston, May 80. The supreme court,
In the suit of Annie L. Moors vs. the
New York. Mew Baven & Hartford
Railroad company, to recover for dam
aged baggage, has decided that where
a person delivers baggage to a railroad
company for carriage, ahe being a pas
senger, and the baggage is damaged
during Ita passage aver the- road to
which it la first delivered and over
.other roads, the passenger can recover
damages from the last road over which
It came.
MORGAN TO BE SHOT.
THE DATE OP EXECUTION FIXED
FOR JULY 7, NEXT.
roan Bandit Who Killed Police Captain
Browa Receives His Sentence Calmly.
Apparently Being the Least Agi
tated Man In the Court Room.
PrlghamCity, Utah, May 17. Abe
Majors, alias James Morgan, who was
convicted on the 10th inst of murder
in the first degree for killing Police
Captain Brown of Ogden, on April 30th
last, will pay the penalty of hia crime
on July 7th next, when he will be exe
cuted at the state penitentiary.
Morgan was brought into court for
sentence at 10 o'clock Tuesday morn
ing and on being asked whether he
had any legal cause to present why
sentence of death should not be pro
nounced against him, Attorney Bicy
H. Jones, on behalf of defendant, arose
and made an argument in arrest of
judgement and motion for new trial,
An affidavit was Sled reciting the de
fendant's Inability to pay for tran
scribing the reporter's notes, and ask
ing the court for an order that thla be
done at the expense of the state. No
objection to the state bearing such ex
pense was made by the prosecution,
but the motion for a new trial waa
strongly opposed.
The court overruled the motion for a
new trial, but ordered a transcript of
the evidence to be made at the state's
expense.
Defendant's counsel have taken steps
to accelerate the appeal.
Morgan was then told to stand up,
and Judge Hart proceeded as follows:
"It is always a serious matter when
an individual assumes, or has to as
sume the disposition of human life, and
fix the time beyond which a fellow-
ABB MAJORS, ALIAS JAMES MORGAN.
creature shall not live upon the earth.
It was a painful duty, no doubt, for the
ury in this case to find you guilty, as
they have. It Is also an unpleasant
task for the court, at this time, to fix
the time and pronounce the death sen
tence upon you; although it la a mere
perfunctory matter aa far as the court
is concerned, unless willing to violate
the statutes of the state and all legal
requirements, the court haa no discre
tion otherwise than to pronounce the
death penalty upon you. Mercy is a di
vine quality, but of course mercy can
not rob justice. Justice claims her
own, and under the statutes there is no
way to permit mercy to prevent the
terms of the statutes being enforced.
You have your right to make a choice
as to the manner of death to be hung
by the neck until dead, or to be shot
Whloh Is your preference?"
"My preference is to be shotl" was
the firm, clear and distinct announce
ment of Morgan, looking steadily at
the judge.
Judge Hart then continued: "The
udgment, sentence and docree of the
court is that you, James Morgan, be
taken hence by the sheriff of Box Elder
county and safely kept until the 7th
day of July, and on that day, within
the exterior walls of the state prison of
Utah, between the hours of 9 a. m. and
4 o'clock p. m., that you, by the sheriff
of this county, be shot nntll dead, and
may God have meroy upon your soul."
The court room waa crowded to
suffocation with Interested spectators,
General Funtton't Ambition.
6an Francisco, May 18. Captain F.
E. Buchan of the Twentieth Kansas
regiment, whohas arrived from Manila,
says: "General Funston has no politi
cal ambitions and does not care to
mingle in politics in any shape or form,
When I last saw him, just before leav
ing Malolos, his plans were to go to
Caba as soon as the Filipino rebellion
was ended, and engage in cattle ranch
ing in one of the interior provinces.
He said that he had all the adventures
that ke wanted."
Baptists Coming West.
Chicago, May 18. Over 200 Baptists
from Chicago and eastern points have
departed for San Francisco to attend
the anniversaries of the three great
Baptist societies, the Missionary Union
the Home Missionary Society and the
Publication Society. A reception was
held for the easterners in the rooms of
the Baptist Publications. The anni
versaries, which will be the first ever
held west of the Bockv mountains.
mark the completion of the first half
eentury of Baptist work on the western
coast
Chicago Rive on Fire.
Chicago, May 17. The stockyards
fork of the Chloago river waa set afire
yesterday. The tug O. B. Green had
lust towed the schooner Ford Biver to
a dock at Thirty-eighth street Either
parks or a lighted match ignited the
gases stirred np from the bottom by
the tug's wheels. The flames burned
all the rope fenders from the sides of
the schooner and blistered the paint
of lta planking. When the water be
beoam quiet the fire naturally died
out
but the coolest person present appear
ed to be the prisoner.
After the decision had been rendered
Morgan talked freely, and while he ad
mitted that he and hia brother robbed
Fred Hanson, he denied shooting
Brown, declaring that he did not fire
a ahot
MURDER IN PRISON.
Crimes Commit ted Behind Prison Walls in
California.
San Francisco, May 18. Jacob Op
penheimer, a prisoner serving a Ufa
term in the San Quentin penitentiary
for the murder of a fellow convict
named Boss, at the Folsom state pris
on, attacked a guard named James
McDonald, stabbing him five time.
The guard will die.
John Showera, a three-year man, and
one of the best behaved men in the
prison, was stabbed to death by George
Putnam, a life-long friend of the
Majors boys. Bevenge was the cause
of the Folsom murder, Showers having
turned state 'a evidence in the Lloyd
Majors murder case nearly twenty
veara airo. Abe Maiora is now nnder
a sentence of death in Utah for the
murder of Police Captain Brown.
Archie Majors was killed by Brown in
an attempt to capture the young des
peradoes. Llovd Maiors and a man
named Jewell murdered two men in
this state twenty years ago, and were
hanged on the evidence of Showers.
STIR UP REBELLION.
Eight English Officers Arrested lv
Africa-
oath
Pretoria, Transvaal, . May 18.-The
arrest at Johannesburg of eight alleged
former British officers, on the charge
of high treason, has caused intense ex
excitement there. The prisoners were
brought to Pretoria by special train-
After they had been lodged in jail they
were visited by the British diplomatic
agent here.
The arrests were effected by a deteo-
tive who joined the movement, which,
it is asserted, was for the purpose of
enrolling men In order to cause an out
break of rebellion. Incriminating
documents were found on the prisoners
and It Is expected further arrests will
be made.
The officers arrested are Captain
Patterson, formerly of the Lancers;
B. F. Nicholis, Lieutenant J. Trembott,
C. A. Ellis, lately a private detective
at Johannesburg: Lieutenant John
Allen, formerly of the horse artillery;
Quartermaster Michael, Former Ser
geant J. Fries and K. 1. Hooper. JNone
of them have been in the employ of the
British South African Chartered corn-
Dan v.
It is said tl. commissioner ox ponce,
who had the affair in hand, had been
working up the case for months. Mr.
tfeatty, tbe detective, wno erxectea tne
arrests, received his instru ctions last
week and secured the necessary
rants yesterday.
CAPTURE INSURGENT CAPITAL
General Lawton's Advance Guard and
Grant's Tlnclad Boat Take San Isidro.
Manila, May 18. General Lawton's
advance guard, under Colonel Summers
of the Oregon troops, took San Isidro,
the insurgent capital, at 6:30 Tuesday
morning.
The expedition under Major Eebbe
of the Third artillery, consisting of the
Seventeenth infantry, one battalion of
the Ninth and one battalion of the
First artillery, left Calumplt at day
break, mrrching up the Bio Grande to
General Lawton's at Arayal. A flotila
of canoes loaded with supplies also
proceeded up the river. Both forces
were conveyed by the "tlnclad" army
gunboats under Captain Grant
UNCLE SAM IS BOSS.
la the Present Ha Will Absolutely Con
trol Cuba.
Washington, May 18. General
Brooke haa not reported to the war
department any serious situation in
Cuba, and it is not believed at the de
partment that any alarm need be felt
regarding tbe condition of affairs. No
advice is given General Brooke, as it
has been the policy of the president to
clothe the officers in eommand in the
islands with plenary powers to deal
with situations as they arise and hold
such officers responsible.
One thing is assured beyond all other
considerations. The United States will
remain for the present in absolute con
trol of the Island, and the orders of the
officers in command will be sustained
by the government at Washington.
Montana Woman After a Fortune.
Chicago, May 13. Proceedinga have
been begun in the superior court by
Mrs. Moroharrosch, wife of a Montana
miner, to prove her identity as the
daughter of Henry W. Martin, the rich
Chloagoan, who died intestate last
May. It la claimed by Mrs. Morchnr-
rosch that her mother, who was a ser
vant girl at tbe Clifton hotel, was
secretly married to Mr. Martin twenty-
seven years ago. The estate is valued
at 9400,000. There is considerable
speculation as to the outcome.
Admiral Watson to Rellerc Dewey.
San Francisco, May 18. Bear Ad
miral John G. Watson, who will re
lieve Admiral' Dewey in command of
the Asiatic squadron, sailed for his
post on the steamer City of Pekin,
Tuesday afternoon. Admiral Watson
has been in command of the Mare Is
land navy yard, but was relieved by
Hear Admiral Kempff, and came to
this city on a special steamer. Admiral
Watson is accompanied by hispersopal
staff, Lieutenants Marble and Snow-
den.
General Gosnes'e Manifesto.
Havana, May 18. The manifesto
which General Gomes is preparing to
issue will not only review his own po
sition as to the payment of the Cuban
army, but probably will direct the
forces to disband. Follgwing ita publL
cation, Governor General Brook will
issue a modified order eliminating the
necessity for the participation of any
Cuban commander in the distribution
of the $3,000,000. The governor-general
regards Gomez as having acted sincerly
tnrougnoui.
STUDENTS ATTACK CIRCUS.
Wild West Show Parades la Prlneetoa De
spite Difficulties. .
Princeton, N. J., May 17. Pawnee
Bill's Wild West employees and Prince
ton students indulged in a pitched bat
tle yesterday, and continuous and
serious rioting was prevented only by
the presence of men with cool heads,
and tbe action of President Pat ton of
Princeton university, later in the day,
in calling a mass meeting of all the
students.
For fifty years it has been an un
written law of Princeton that no circus
parado must pass through the streets.
Every show proprietor in making his
dates haa always left Princeton from
the list, for it had been a matter of
common knowledge that the students
would enforce the unwritten law. The
authorities attempted to persuade the
manager of the circus to abandon the
parade, but he would not listen.
The trouble commenced when the
students began throwing giant, fire
crackers under the feet of the horses
and rotten eggs at the circus people.
Tbe cowboys and Indians charged the
students, using their whips, and were
met with a storm of stones. Bevolvers
were drawn, but fortunately their
owners were wise enough to fire high
over the heads of their antagonists.
Edward Dimon, colored, was knocked
down and kicked in tbeiiead by a pony.
and his skull fractured. A student was
injured by a pony trampling upon himt
another was injured by a bola, while
still another was struck by an Indian
with one of the snake whips. Many
students were less severely hurt The
cowboys and Indians were also badly
bruised and cut
AGUINALDO FLEES.
Retreats from Balinag Into Nacre Eclja
Nothing Heard of Him In Two Weeks.
New York, May 17. A dispatch from
San Miguel via Manila says: It is said
that Aguinaldo has fled into the prov
ince of Nueva Eclja. On April 29, he
retreated by carriage from Balinag
through San Isidro and nothing has
been heard from him in two weeks.
The 5,000 Spanish prisoners who are
reported to be held by the Insurgents
have been carried into a northern
province and scattered among small
garrisons. They are beyond American
succor this season unless a Filipino
surrender takes place within three
weeks.
Fire American prisoners were car
ried through this town last week.
Their names are unknown.
WAR CLOUD RISING.
The Chinese Are Arming Against Two
Flags.
Hongkong, May 17. The native op
position to the occupation by British
forces of the new territory, Kow Loon,
opposite Hongkong, has suddenly been
renewed. About 900 men of the Hong
kong regiment, with machine guns,
are leaving here today and tonight,
while the volunteers have been warned
to be in readiness for any emergency.
The British second-class g anboat Swift
and three other gunboats are proceed
ing to sea under sealed orders. These
warships have 500 men on board. The
territory back of the Hinterland is
also disturbed, and Chinese troops
have been sent there.
Costly Cuban Forts Worthless.
Havana, May 17. Colonel Beide has
been making an Inspection of the
forts around Havana, preparatory to a
report to General Brooke. He says
that enormous sums were spent by the
Spaniards upon defenses that are now
utterly worthless. Cabanas fortress
alone cost originally (14,000,000, but
two or three well-directed shells al
most demolished it, and the same is
said to be the case of all the other for
tresses, including Moro Castle.
Colonel Beide says that one sharp
shooter stationed on the roof of the
Tacon theatre with an ordinary ser
vice rifle, could practically render any
Havana fort untenable. A single
artillery shot could, in many instances
make a whole wall crumble into dttt.
Sultan With Harem.
Washington, May 17. Through un
official agents the government has been
quietly making investigation'into the
state of affairs in the insular croup
just south of the Visayas islands, with
view to determining whether by
good management ' the inhabitants
cannot be brought into allegiance to
the United States without insurrection.
The natives are in general Mohamme
dans and owe allegience to a sultan
whom the Spanlarda have never been
able to bring into more than nominal
submission. He maintains a harem
and lives in state, and it is probable
that an annuity will have to be pro
vided for him out of the revenuea of
the islands after the United States
takes possession.
NO EXTRA SESSION.
Member of Administration Says Call Will
Not Issue.
Washington, May 17. -A member of
the administration who is in a position
to know the views of the president,
ays that the probabilities are against
an extra session of congress being
called. He thought the president has
given the enbjeet some thought, but be
is reasonably sure that no call would
be issued except in some unlooked for
contingency, which would make it
necessary.
Warn Than Bareges.
Atlanta, Ga., May 17. Winnie Boach
and her husband, colored, are charged
dth brutally burning their four little
hlldren nearly to death by igniting
paper, saturated with kerosene, with
which their bodies had been wrapped.
The man ran away when he heard that
his treatment of hia children had been
reported to the police. The woman
waa in the act of applying fire to one
of the children when a crowd broke
Into the house and rescued the little
uea. There is talk of lvnchinir.

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