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Fair today brisk northerly
winds Tomorrow fair
Number 2836
Heavy Tall in Virginia and in States to
the Worth Business Interfered With
in Pittsburg and Wilkesbarre Keep
ing Lines Open
WILKESBARRE Pa March S Tho
suffering or the thousands who were ren
dered homeless by the great flood was
Increased today by a blizzard that has
rafted since midnight With lack of fire
light and provisions hemmed in still by
water and snowed in by the great drifts
there arc many along the course of the
river In this valley who are having a
hard tlmcof it toniBht
Relief Funds Started
In this city relief funds have been
started and the city has sent provision
wagons and coal to those in need whom it
could reach but these were not many
By tomorrow all will be aided in some
degree The people of Edwardsville
Breslau and Plymouth mostly poor mine
workers who were driven from their
homes and lost everything are In a worse
plight than those In this city
The cold setting in is increasing their
troubles Every work of repair following
the flood Is seriously impeded or stopped
altogether by the blizzard
Railway Trains Stalled
The men along the railroads and street
car lines have been unable to make any
progress and the only train through from
the East today was several hours late
Others are still stalled along the road and
the traffic which was being reopened for
the third time within two weeks is closed
again
No coal has been sent from the anthra
cite rcglcn for two weeks and the urgent
demands of dealers in New York and
other distributing points cannot be filled
The mines ae damaged by flood and tha
railroads are so tied up that coal cars
are uot moved and passenger traffic is
hours delayed
Pittsburg Suffers Also
PITTSBURG Pa March 5 The heavi
est snowstorm of this winter has West
ern Pennsylvania in its grip tonignt
About twelve inches of snow fell In the
city and in the higher parts of the Alle
ghany Mountains two feet it is said fell
in sixteen hours
The traction lines were tied up two or
three hours in the city today Trains on
all the railroads were two hours late
this morning but although the snow con
tinued to fall until 3 p m snow plows got
to work
Better Time Made
Eastbound trains on the Pennsylvania
and Baltimore and Ohio Railroads were
only an hour late tonight in arriving In
Pittsburg On the Pennsylvania Road the
delay is increased In Pittsburg as the
new switches at tho Union Station be
come clogged with snow The wind to
night is heaping up the snow- as fast as it
Is removed
TIED UP AT HAGERSTOWN
Fifteen Feet of Snow Falls and Drifts
Cause Trouble
HAGERSTOWN Md March 5 The
worst storm of the winter visited Hagcrs
town last night and is still raging com
pletely tying tip the steam railroads and
the trolleys in great drifts Up to 11
oclock this morning fifteen inches had
fallen and in some places drifts were
ten feet high
None of the country stage drivers was
able to come to town and the street rail
way lines arc completely stalled No at
tempt will be made to run cars until the
snow stops falling
Mail Trains Late
The fast mail and other trains arc run
lcg from six to eight hours late
Cabman Uaid Smith rescued a girl who
was stuck in a ten foot drift She was
completely exhausted She refused to
give her name
A Western Maryland Railroad snow plow
and one engine were wrecked in a drift In
the yards in this city this morning Both
were derailed
HEAVY SNOW IN SCRANTON
Tear of Another Flood If Rain Should
Follow
SCRANTON Pa March 5 The worst
tnow storm of the season has been fall
ing since early this morning and It has
been coming down steadily all day It
has reached a depth of ten Inches on the
level inside the city limits and if It keeps
up all night as the weather reports pre
dict It will probably be fifteen laches In
depth by morning
The trcet cars ceased tunning at neon
today and the steam cars are runnlns be
hind schedule time
Business at a Standstill
BuifitiS is al a standstill and the
areets are practically deserted The
Lack vsnna road has sent a great forcS
of re J Pocono Mountain as the
snow drifting there and It is feared
traffic will become interrupted
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HAVANA March 5 In his summing
up for Mr Rathbone ex director of posts
in the pestoffice cases today Senor La
nuia examined the charges concerning
the two 500 warrants Up said the one
that passed through the North American
Trust Company was not cashed by Rath
bone who never cashed any warrants
The other one was cashed in Washing
ton
Rathbcnc undoubtedly returned the
money to Reeves though he had no re
ceipt for It but the receipt might ap
pear some day Even though Rathbone
had not accounted for the money there
was no cIdence to show that It had been
embezzled
The Money Accounted For
The simple fact was that the money
was accounted for The postal code
should be interpreted here as It was n
the lnll l Ptatco
Regarding the expenses of Rathbone at
Santiago and in the United States Senor
Lanuza said that Wilmot had paid these
and rendcied the actovcts to the auditor
He cited the fact that Reeves told Wil
mot that some of these accounts would
not be passed by Burton Therefore WII
niot wrote to the hotel keepers In New
York and Washington asking them to
change the Items in the accounts
Was Not Responsible
There was no cldence to show that
Rathbone knew these letters had been
written If improper charges were made
in tho accounts the suspicions were
against Wilmot not Rathbone Regard
ing general expenses Senor Lanuza de
clared that Rathbone was not
to the military government of which
he was Independent
Besides If Rathbono had not been au
thorized in writing to purchase a carriage
Burtcri had no written authority for a
carriage cither Senor lanuza cited 5
number of personal expenses of officials
In Cuba vhith were paid by the Govern
mcn
Other Expenses Paid
The oxpei ses of General Wilson for ser
vaiits repairs lo Ills hcuw and fdr a gar
dener w v thus raid while hose of Gcn
ctI Ifd l to i li and flower
nd plant- aid r pu n Youne for re
paTi to 1 li u 1 - mtln tj ti WO
1 n r t m a n r l uncr
wumtm
STORM BRINGS SUFFERING IN
TRAIL OF RECENT FLOODS
The Distress in Pennsylvania
Cities Reaches Serious
Proportions
f AMIES LACK FOOD AND FUEL
The Railways Blocked and a
Coal Famine Is
Feared
MARYLAND IS SNOW BOUND
THE STORM AND FLOOD CAUSE DISTRESS
Following in tin tmil of the recent Hood a heavy fall of
snow averaging from one to two feet in depth has added to the
sad lot of those who were sufferers from the hih waters In
and 1ittsbiir the distress is particularly keen as
hundreds of families have been rendered practically homeless
and hundreds of others are without food or fuel Ilelief work
has already been begun
Coal trains in Ieanylvania are tied up by the drifts and
there is danger of a coal famine should the storm in the anthra
cite region continue
Maryland has also been visited by a heavy snowfall and
similar conditions are reported from many parts of Virginia
Widespread distress is reported from a territory extending
over many States Further devastation is threatened by storm
floods pouring down upon already swollen streams
The railroads and telegraph companies are making strenu
ous but almost futile efforts to keep their lines open
VAGARIES OF RIO GRANDE
Texacs Ask for Adjustment of the Mex
ican Boundary
Secretary Hay had a call yesterday from
a delegation of Texans consisting of Rep
resentatives Lanham and Slayden and
Judge Nicholson who asked him to enter
Into negotiations with the Mexican Gov
ernment for an adjustment of the Rio
Grande war boundary between the United
States and Mexico
This matter has been a source of trou
ble in years past and has at times threat
ened international complications
Owing to the rapid change in the course
of the Rio Grande the boundary frequent
ly changes and conflicts over riparian
rights have arisen
Secretary Hay promised to bring the
matter to the attention of the Mexican
Government
AS3irNGTOK THURSDAY MAKCJI 5 1002
LONDON March 5 A despatch from
Portsmouth- to the Evening News says
there is reason to believe from informa
tion received from a trustworthy source
that the most Important military scheme
known in English history was foreshad
owed by Secretary Brodrlck In his speech
in the House of Commons on the army
estimates when he said
I trust it may be possible that an ar
rangement may be made by which the
PROBABLE DOUBLE
MURDER OVER TRIFLE
NINE KILLED BY TRAINS
Monongahela Pa the Scene of a Series
of Tragedies
MONONGAHELA Pa March 5 The
Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad is mak
ing a record here as an exterminator of
human beings
Since 7 oclock Monday morning up un
til last night nine men had been ground
under the wheels
Of the nine train No 26 killed five
yesterday afternoon
Chas Watkins aged twenty seven of
Elmira N Y was killed at Moncssen
Watkins arrived In Monnessen yesterday
afternoon and had secured employment
at the Pittsburg Steel plant
EXPENSES OF OTHER
OFFICIALS WERE PAID
Counsel Asserts Rathbones
Course Not Unusual
Military Commanders He Says Had
Private Accounts Charged to Govern
ment Summing Up Continues
Two Men Brutally Beaten
With Hammer and
Hatchet
TROUBLE OYER COLLAR SALE
Dispute in Baltimore Ends in a Vioien
Struggle Skulls of the Two Victims
Fractured Stoiy of Bloody Row Be
lieved They Cannot Live
BALTIMORE March 5 A desperate
fight which may result In a double tragedy
occurred this afternoon in the wholesale
notion store of Jacob Marris 710 East Bal
timore Street The skulls of two men
were fractured In several places by blows
with a hatchet and hammer They were
taken to the City Hospital where they
are In a critical condition The operation
of trepanning has been resorted to in
the hope of saving their lies
The men are brothers Jacob M Ber
man aged thirty years of JUG South
Charles Street and Meyer S Berman
aged twenty six jears of 308 South Eu
taw Street
Jacob Harris aged fifty six years and
proprietor of the store Henry Harris
sixteen years old his son and Haman
Fleischmann who conducts a shirt fac
tory over the store are under arrest
charged with the assaults Their cloth
ing Is saturated wtih blood
They do not deny the charges Harris
senior remarked at the station
I dont care if I did kill them I have
plenty of money to get out of it
Summoned the Police
Shortly after 12 30 this afternoon Ser
geant Lancaster and Patrolman Buslek
were standing at Gay and Baltimore
Streets when the motorman of a passing
car yelled to them that there was a big
fight on Baltimore Street The police
men boarded a car and arrived ou the
scene In a few minutes They found an
excited crowd of several hundred people
outslde Vie Harris -e
Rushing in they saw Patrolman Sel
bcrt of the central district holding ycung
Harris and Fleischmann In a corner vith
a drawn revolver The two Bcrmans lay
on the floor bathed In blood
Arose Over Collars
Meyer Berman this morning went to
the store of Harris and ordered five boxes
of celluloid collars The package was
given to him and he went back lo his
Eulaw Street clothing store There he
discovered there were only three boxes
of collars In the package while lie had
paid for five
He went back to the Harris store but
the old man was out The son declined
lo rectify the mistake Berman then
went after his brother Jacob and they
returned together to the store The
elder Harris came In Just after they ar
riv ed
Words followed Harris declaring there
were five boxes in the package As the
Bermans protestfd there were not he be
came Infuriated and grabbed the hatchet
and struck Jacob on the head He dropped
like an ox
Mecr Berman rushed at him to dis
arm his aud young Harris or Fleisch
mann It is alleged seized the hammer
which was telSZ en a packing box and
felled lilnwith it-
As Jie was not knocked senseles and
his brother also came to a desperate
fight resulted After the Bermans had
been repeatedly beaten on their heads
with the hitchel and hammer ai ve
as Willi fists slicks of wood ami any
thing ev that came to hand they were
both stipfiied PTisolcss on the floor
Hnrrisi fr attempted to escape and
wis several hlciks awav when Patrul
ijn Bi tik c i hauled him ipd I Oghi
him i Ml v ill le hrld to jwh
njun of he r rri
Tii tier - ji k likVJ to lit djij
SERVIAN UPRISING CHECKED
Killing of Leader Nips Revolution in
the Bud
BELGRADE March 5 An abortive at
tempt to start a revolution in Scrvla oc
curred at Shabatz today It was led by
Alavantlcs a relative and follower of
Prince Karageorgevitch the pretender to
tho Serbian throne
The attempt was daring and picturesque
Alavantlcs with a few followers arrived
In Shabatz The leader was dressed In
the uniform of a Servian general The
town guards believing him a high officer
assisted In calling out the firemen and
gendarmes
Colonel Nikollcs the commander of the
soldiers was aroused by the noise and
coming out of the barracks demanded
from Alavantlcs that he show- his author
ity for his proceedings Alavantlcs shot at
Nikolics wounding him in the arm
Nlkolics returned the fire killing Alavan
tlcs on the spot
That ended the Incipient uprising
VIENNA March 3 It is believed here
that tho incident was arranged by the
Servian authorities for the purpose of
placing the Karageorgcvics party In a
ridiculous light the tragic sequel not be
ing foreseen or intended
The madness of five noncnitles in aiming
to overthrow the dynasty Is otherwise in
explicable Prince Karagcorgevlcs who
Is now in Geneva telegraphs that Alavan
tlcs was neither a relative nor a partisan
of his
whole forces of the Empire would bo
available In case of a war In which the
whole Empire would bo Involved An op
portunity for conferring with our colon
ial friends on this subject will occur at
the coronation
The correspondent says that from what
can be gathered Great Britain and Ire
land would produce and equip six army
corps three of which jeprcs nting with
their cavalry brigades fiiree of 130000
men would be prepared to lake the field
In defence of tho colonies or for action
against any European power This would
leave an equal number of men for home
defence besides the militia yeomanry
and volunteers allotted for coast and
garrison duty
HARSH MEASURES IN FINLAND
Governor Apparently Determined on
Suppressing the Native Press
ST PETERSBURG March 5 General
BobrlkofT the governor 0 Finland ap
pears determined lo deprive that country
of lis native press
A few weeks ago several Finnish news
papers weror Suppressed totally or tem
porarlly The governor haa again started
on this crusade and has suppressed one
of the most important jjurnals in Fin
land altogether and another for three
months
The Intensity of the present campaign
is shown by the fact that In the years
between 1E67 and 1M9 only one newspaper
was suppressed by the Government in
Finland and no Journal was compeUcd
to suspend
PATRICKS DEFENCE
TO BE BEGUN TODAY
Strong Case Will Be Present
ed by Attorneys Counsel
Effort to Prove Rice Died From Natural
Causes Witness Will Testify He Saw
Old Man Sign Disputed Checks
NEW YORK March 5 The prosecu
tion in the Patrick murder trial was fin
ished this afternoon with the testimony
of William H Long the sixty eighth wit
ness called Long is an express agent
He declared that packages from Texas
addressed to Charles F Jones were de
livered at the home of Rice in 1900
This was to corroborate the testimony
of Jones to the effect That he received
the chloroform with which he killed Rice
at Patricks suggestion from his brother
In Texas
Opening of the Defence
Fred 11 House will male the opening
address for Patrick tomorrow morning
after moving that the case he dismissed
without tailing for evidence for the de
fence The motion will bo made on the
ground that the prosecution has not cor
roborated by any repuLtfilo witness the
confession of Jones so far as the actual
killing of Rice is concerned It Is taken
for granted that the motion will be de
nied
To Prove Natural Death
The first witness for the defence will
be Dr Walker Curry who was Patricks
physician and who attended Rice up to
the time of his death Dy this physician
and other medical men Patricks lawjers
hope to show that Rice died fiom nat
ural causes
The defence will also introduce as evi
dence tlie records of thcimorgue and of
the board of health which show that the
only certificate of Rices death ever filed
was to Ihe effect that hcjdicd from nat
ural causes
No Substitute Filed
According to law a substitute certifi
cate shculd have In en filed If the autopsy
showul that death was the result of vio
lence
m
Other witnesses are to be called for
the defence who will swear that Patrick
and Rice were frequently together and
hat the relation -between them vvasot
counsel to client Some of these will also
testify that Rice told them that he was
prepared to make a new will and make
Patrick his residuary legatee
Saw Checks Signed
Peihepi the principal witness for the
defence Is a man who will testify that
he saw Rice slim the checks payable to
Patrick These the prpsfctutioh has de
clared to te fnrgericM Thev intro-
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Scheme to Be Perfected at Con
ference on Defence of the Em
pire During Coronation
The scheme It Is said Is to arrange
for India to provide one army corps from
its various presidencies South Africa
would raise two army corps available
anywhere and Australia two more
New Zealand and Canada would each be
marked to furnish four militia corps
wholly available for use if required
According to the correspondent the
scheme provides for the largest army in
the world
J J HILL NOT WORRIED
Feels Sure of Outcome of Northern Se
curities Suit
NEW YORK March 5 James J Hill
president of the Northern Securities Com
pany repeated today that he knew of no
arrangement between Attorney Gneral
Knox and counsel for the Securities Com
pany for an expeditious test suit
I believe however that the sooner
this matter is settled the better It will be
for business conditions said Mr Hill
Asked If he had any doubts regarding
the outcome of the litigation Mr Hill
said
Not the slightest The persons who
are attacking this company will know a
great deal more about railroad law than
they know now by the time the fight is
CANNOT INTER VENE
IN SOUTH AFRICA
Request of the Boer Com
missioners Denied By
Secretary Hay
AMERICAN POSITION DEFINED
Intervention Only at Request of Both
Parties to War Shipment of Supplies
No Violation of Neutrality President
Receives the Commissioners
The object of the visit to Washington
of Messrs Wessels and Wolmarans tho
special commissioners of tho Boer Repub
lics was made plain yesterday when they
called on President Roosevelt and laid
before him an appeal to take some action
In the name of the Government of the
United States to bring to an end the hos
tilities in South Africa
Prior to their call at the White House
tho commissioners had a long interview
with Secretary Hay at the State Depart
ment during which there was a full and
free exchange of views upon the South
African situation
Cannot Intervene
The Boer commissioners presented a
formal request on behalf of the South
African Republics that this Government
put an end to the war
The request was refused
A second request that the United States
prevent further shipment of mules and
other supplies to the British army from
New Orleans met a similar fate
Secretary Hay received his visitors
courteously but stated that the United
States is compelled to maintain absolute
neutrality toward both parties Mules and
food supplies aro not contraband The
United States cannot go arther than to
prevent the sailing of armed expeditions
Glad to See End of Bloodshed
Mr Montagu White the rei esentative
of the Transvaal in New York saw Mr
Hay in the morning and arranged for tho
reception of the two commissioners The
engagement of the President to meet them
was made by Dr Hendrick Muller tho
diplomatic representative of the Orange
Free State in Europe who was intro
duced to Mr Roosevelt by Representative
Illicit of Massachusetts
In their Interview with Secretary Hay
the Boer commissioners appealed to the
sjmpathies of this Government and In
dicated that the Boers would be satisfied
If an arrangement could be made whereby
hostilities would cease Mr Hay pointed
out that the President was the supremo
authority in such matters and he advised
that Messrs Wessels and Wolmarans Icy
their case before Mr Roosevelt adding
that the Government of the United States
would be only too glad to sec the end of
tho bloodshed In South Africa
The Boer commissioners discussed also
with Seeietary Hay the question of the
right of the United States Government to
penult British agents to ship food sup
plies from this country to the British
forces in South Africa Mr Hay showed
that no relief In this direction could be
afforded the Boers
Boers Have Equal Privileges
He referred them to the authorities
bearing on the subject of such shipments
from the ports of a neutral rower and ex
plained that the Beers wcro entitled to
similar privileges
The Jurisdiction of the United States
over the vessels engaged in carrying war
supplies to South Afrlia it was shown
dne not extend bevend the niiini limits j
of the Iniled Su s and ill Brer
Hjj an i ad pi j c 1 righi il cipiuv
the British supply vessels when they were
outside that limit
President Roosevelt received Messrs 1
Wessels and WolmaTans In Tils office Sec
retary Hay was present The Interview
was entirely unofficial and informal and
did not last very long The representa
tions which had teen laid before Mr Hay
were reported to Mr Roosevelt and It is
understood that he promised to give them
consideration
Presidents Probable Action
It Is generally taken for granted that
the President will not make any radical
departure from the rule laid down by his
predecessor In office that an appeal must
come from both sides before the United
States may take any steps looking to
bringing about an ending of the South
African hostilities Even should the Pres
ident determine to take some action the
most that may be expected is that he will
communicate to the British Government
the appeal made by the Boer commission
ers without any suggestion or recommen
dation
CANAL DIFFICULTY
FURTHER COMPLICATED
Nicaragua and Costa Rica
Withdraw Concurrence
Notify United States Provisions of Pro
tocol Giving Right of Way Are
No Longer Binding
A new complication in the isthmian ca
nal negotiations may serve to have an
effect on the consideration of the selec
tion of a canal route by Congress
The Nicaraguan and Costa Rican Gov
ernments have now withdrawn concur
rence in the protocols negotiated with
them by the United States last year by
which this Government secured a right
of way through these two countries for
the proposed waterway Both Nicaragua
and Costa Rica have notified the United
States that conditions have changed since
the protocols were negotiated and that
they are not now to be considered as bind
ing
Little information is obtainable here in
regard to the reasons which induced the
two Central American Republics to take
this radical step but the natural suspi
cion is that they have ceized the oppor
tunity presented by the troubles which
have beset the Panama scheme and given
a new impetus to he efforts In behalf of
the Nicaraguan rouV
LARGEST OF OCEAN FLYERS
Two New Vessels to Be Built by the
Cunaid Line
a wic scale
oa a half u en
nc b toppi 1
A WASHINGTON PAPER
FOR WASHINGTON PEOPLE
The Price of THE TIMES is Two Cents
Not Pay More to Newsboys
-Do
Price Two Cents
DRASTIC MEASURES TO CREATE
A BURNING DESIRE FOR PEACE
THE IRON HAND IN THE PHILIPPINES
fiencral Smith in command of the military forces on the
Island of Saniar in orders issued to the ollicers of his brigade
adopts the most stringent and at the same time the most orig
inal methods for the suppression of the insurrection within his
jurisdiction
All Filipinos are to be considered and treated as enemies
Only positive acts of friendship will free them from suspicion
ieneral Smith charges the wealthier classes and the priest
hood with encouraging the insurrectos lie declares that the
cloth shall not protect the priest nor influence the rich sympa
thizer lloth aie to be watched carefully for some act in aid of
the rebels
Such as arc detected or placed under direct suspicion aii
to be arrested If evidence is forthcoming to enable a convic
tion trial will follow Otherwise such suspects will be held in
definitely as prisoners of war
The measures devised by General Smith he refers to as be
ing adopted to create a burning desire for peace
ENGLAND PLANS TO MAKE HER LAND FORCE
THE LARGEST OF ANY POWER IN THE WORLD
Colonies and Great Britain to
Furnish Fifteen Army Corps of
50000 Men Each
5-
Gen Smith Orders Thii II
Filipinos Be Treated
as Enemies
MOST PROVE THEY ARE FRIENDS
Can Demonstrate Loyalty by
Positive Acts Ajrairtst the
Insurgents
NEUTRALITY INTOLERABLE
Wealthy Sympathizers and Native
Priests Declared a Dangerous Class
Suspects to Be Held Indefinitely as
Prisoners of War
Gen J Franklin Bells order to the
troops In hl3 territory giving directions
for the conduct of the campaign against
the Filipinos and establishing the recon
centrado principle has been followed by
an order of equally strong character Is
sued by General Smith to station com
manders In the Samar district A copy ot
this order has Just reached the W
partment In the mall from Manila1
eral Smith declares that every a
whether In arms or living In the pucblu
or barrios will be regarded and treated
as an enemy until he has conclusively
shown that he is a friend
Burning Desire for Peace
The order is probably one of the longest
yet issued by any officer In the Philip
pines It consists of several thousand
words reviewing the situation in the
Island and telling the commanding officers
what they shall do to create what ho
terms a burning desire for peace
He charges the alleged peaceful natives
and tho wealthy class with being the reat
supporters of the Insurrection and says
The policy to be pursued In this bri
gade from this time on will be to wage
war in the sharpest and most decisive
manner possible This policy will apply
to the island of Samar and to such other
portions of the brigade in which It may
become necessary to apply it wqvea
though such territory la supposedly peace
ful or is under clvit government
In this order General Smith docs not
hesitate to say that he will Invade a ter
ritory under civil government should he
consider it necessary to do so He is
mindful of the rules of war however and
tells the officers that they must comply
with such rules as laid down in the in
structions for the government of armie3
In the field
To Encourage Young Officers
He further directs that the command
ing officers encourage the younger of
ficers of their commands to constantly
look for engage harass and annoy tho
enemy in the field He says in the or
der
In dealing with the natives of all class
es officers will be guided by the follcwins
principles
Every native whether in arms or liv
ing in the pueblo or barrios will be re
garded and treated as an enemy until he
has conclusively shown that he is a friend
This he cannot do by mere words ov
promises nor by imparting Information
which while true is old or stale and ot
no value nor can it be done by aiding us
In ways that do no material harm to the
Insurgents
In short the only manner in which tno
native can demonstrate his loyalty is by
some positive act or acts that actually
and positively commit him to us thereby
severing his relations with the insurrec
tos and producing or tending- to produce
distinctly unfriendly relations with the in
surgents
In a word friendship with the Ameri
cans on the part of any native will be
measured directly and aoleiy by his acts
Neither sentiment nor social reasons ot
any kind will be permitted to enter into
the determination of such friendship
A Presumptive Guilt
It will be regarded as a certainty that
all officials of the pueblos and barrios
arc likewise officials of Lucban and his
officers or at least that they are In actual
touch and sympathy with the insurgent
leaders and that they are In secret aid
ing these leaders with Information sup
plies etc wherever possible
That General Smith does not repose
mutb faith in the taking of the oath of
allegiance by the Filipinos is shown by
thc following
The taking of the oath of allegiance
by officials presidentes vice presidentes
consejercs principales tenlentes of bar
rios or other people of influencr does5 not
indicate that they or any of tnem havo
espoused the American cau3e since it 13
a well established fact that these peoplo
frequently take the oath of allegiance
with the direct object and intent ot en
abling them to be of greater service to
their real friends in the field
Neutrality Not to Be Tolerated
Neutrality must not be tolerated on
the part of any native Tho time has
now arrived when all natives in this
brigade vho are not openly for us must
1 be regarueil as amnnsi us jn snon u
not an active friend ho is an open
enemy
The clas with whom
wo havo to leal ls t wealthy sympa
Jntrlbutor Ile m -
thizer and o
lose in iasy
gain tliroyf1
American supremacy la
LIVERPOOL March 5 Tho Post win fohese jlctel that officers will exer
toniorrovv say that the Cunard Steamship clsti0ir best endeavors to suppress and
Company will build two steamers that j prevent aid being given by the people ot
1110 nauvu
will be larger than anything atloat
They will be over 700 feet long Their
engines will be of 4SM0 horsepower and
they will have a speed of twenty five
knots
Pittsburg Painters Strike
riTTSBURG March 3 Painters and
decorators 140C In number went on a
strike for higher wages today About 30
per cent of the master painters of
iv i iirl ih r lirc nnieil
aii
will
11- rlnit eneciallv Dy
priest The profession of priest will not
prevent his arrest or proceedings against
lV the evidence Is sufficient they will
be tried by the proper court If there Is
not auTlrlent ev 1 n 1 to co vU they
-ill be am - d 1 c - a 1 as 1 uli
tnry r e - y a 11 a of
war until u i y 0 To- tteso
headauu tei
U wil y
their ilanils
po M -
4 ul 1 I- r tm
ir iMdence against hki
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