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Weather for Today-
Local Showers.
flons. and Senate Forecast
Pallium for Archbishop Kain.
Excitement in ..pain Renewed.
Competitor's Crew Has a Reprieve.
Filibuster Laurada Gets Away.
Mayor-Elect Doran Departs.
Thousands Enjoying- Com..
Usual Sunday Drowning-.
News of Minneapolis.
Byrnes Talks of the St. Louis Event.
Henry Clews' Weekly Review.
Premiums for Dairymen.
Rev. Conley on Municipal Evils*
Clou_h and the Antls.
Millers and Apostles Brisk Even.
Colts Defeat Detroit and Gold Bugs.
Umpire in Peril ut Louisville.
Hoosiers nnd tbe Hines Win.
Cyclists Go to Minneapolis.
Boomers on tbe Red Lake Line.
Farmer Hines' Railway.
Monument to William I. Unveiled.
Farm and Household.
Vagrant Verse.
Markets of the World.
Globe's Popular Wants.
The New Woman in Oklahoma.
__ Klnley at Home.
Methods of Making a Living.
Met—Courier of Lyons, 8.15.
Grand—Perry the Hypnotist, 8.1 B.
Mozart Hall—Concordia Concert, 8.
NEW YORK, __ay 10.—Arrived: Sorrento,
Hamburg; Alsatia, Naples; Spaarndam, Rot
_lOSTON— A rrlved: Catalonia, Liverpool.
LIVERPOOL—Arrived: Umbria, New York.
HAVRE—Arrived-: La Bretagne, New York.
QUEENSTOWN—SaiIed: Campania, New
It never rains but It pours. The
Prince of Wales never reigns.
The flour trust is willing to make
affidavit that it is nothing of the sort.
Signs are not wanting that the sea-
Bon of the fish story Is approaching.
For an explainer who doesn't ex
plain, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain is com
mended to the world.
A startling item of political news
from Nevada hs that the state is in
favor of free silver.
Altgeld threatens to talk again. Has
nobody the pow?r to limit this man to
a two-minute speech?
When the weather clerk said it would
be! cooler he no doubt meant that it
would be In November.
It appears from the London cables
that the counts who grind hand or
gans are not all Italians.
In the meantime, the approach of
Cushman K. Davis' birthday brings no
regrets to William McKinley.
The Bermuda, which has just turned
up again, seems to be blessed with
as many lives as Mr. Gomez.
Jupiter Pluvius was in charge of the
street cleaning force yesterday even
ing, and he did some much-needed
McKinley has the unpleasant pros
pect ahead of running the Republican
political tanu|em alone for a whole
month yet.
The Globe returns thanks to the
hundreds of people who complimented
It on its great forty-page anniversary
number yesterday.
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Gov. Boles is still the candidate of
the lowa Democrats for president, but
It is at least 16 to 1 that he doesn't
get the nomination.
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The McKinley Republicans are talk
ing of Gen. Ben Tracy for vice presi
dent. They might almost as well select
Gen. "Dick" Thompson.
Murderer Holmes has been buried
under a ton of. cement, and it ls rea
sonably certain that any truth crushed
with him will not do any rising.
Mr. Reed refuses even to nibble at
the vice presidential bait. He con
siders himself too big a man to act
as a 4 tail for the McKinley kite.
The St. Paul team realizes that it
Isn't strictly rig_t to play ball on Sun
day, so- It let the Minneapolis team'
do all the playing yesterday.
The bill for sending the Cree In
dians back to Canada ought to come
under the head of tariff legislation. It
ls encouraging exports of the right

Prince Henry of Orleans has not yet
gone into mourning over the procla
mation of the Duke of Orleans shut
ting him off from succession to the
throne of France.
It wo_ld be interesting to know just
what the World has against Presi
dent Cleveland to warrant the an
nouncement of Mr. Pulitzer that he
will support the present executive.
"And the Minneapolis Times ls a
Democratic paper," says the Pioneer
Press. Right here, with no politics of
consequence disturbing the serenity
of the occasion, it is perhaps well to
call the attention of the Pioneer Press
that the Minneapolis Times declared
itself to be an independent paper four
teen months ago. In reality its editors
are Republicans, and its utterances—
we give it up.
Their Selection Will Next Oecnpy
the Attention of the Cleveland
ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 10.—Amid the most
solemn, Impressive and resplendent cere
monies ever celebrated within the walls of
the old cathedral, Rt Rev. John J. Kain,
archbishop of the diocese of St. Louis, was
today invested with the order of the pallium,
the sacred insignia of his archiepiscopal
This is the first time in the history of the
archdiocese of St. Louis that the investiture
of the pallium upon the archbishop has been
solemnized. A large number of the most dis
tinguished prelates and church dignitaries
from all over the country graced the occasion
by their presence, and assisted in the cere
monies. The conferring of the pallium was
performed by Cardinal Gibbons, of Baltimore,
who was assisted by twenty-five archbishops
and bishops, and one hundred or more priests.
At 10 o'clock the procession, which was to
precede the service, formed in the sacristy
of the cathedral ar.d took up the line ot
march. It was headed by the cross-bearer,
following whom came a body of 100 or more
visiting and local priests attired in white
The archbishops and bishops came next and
were followed by a train of acolytes, all the
altar boys and the officers of the mass. Arch
bishop Kain and his attendants, under a
purple canopy, came next, and the rear of the
train was brought up by Cardinal Gibbons,
attired in full canonical robes, under a
scarlet canopy, attended by his deacons of
honor and two pages, who held up his robes.
Two pages similarly attended the archbishop.
The entire procession entered the cathedral
and marched up the center aisle to the
After the processional had been rendered
by the choir, the Introit was chanted by the
Kenrick seminarians In the sanctuary, and
the celebration of the sacrifice of pontiflcial
high mass was begun. A choir of 125 vocal
ists from the various churches of the city
sang Beethoven's symphony mass, accompa
nied by the organ and an orchestra. Cardin
al Gibbons acted as celebrant, and at the con
clusion of the celebration Bishop Keane, of
Washington, D. C, delivered an eloquent
At the close of the sermon, Cardinal Gib
bons was again robed in the full vestments
of his high office, and the ceremony of the
conferring ot the pallium was begun.
The pallium, which had been placed on the
Epistle side of the altar, was handed the
cardinal, who arose and placed it upon the
kneeling archbishop's shoulder. After con
ferring the sacred insignia. Cardinal Gibbons
went to the gospel side of the altar, while
the archbishop, with the pallium on his
shoulders, arose and ascended his throne.
The master of ceremonies escorted a delega
tion of prominent citizens, representing the
laity, within the sanctuary, to deliver an ad
dress of congratulation. Archbishop Kain
responded with much feeling, thanking them
for their expressions of kindness. At the
conclusion of the services, which were at
tended by throngs of people, the church dig
nitaries took carriages for Kenrick seminary,
where a banquet was served.
Many Candidates Before the Cleve
land Convention.
CLEVELAND, 0., May 10.—The delegates to
the Methodist general conference are begin
ning to discuss the coming election of bish
ops, which will be the business next In im
portance to the disposition of the women del
egates' question. It has been decided that
no nominations will be made, the list being
open to as many candidates as desire to enter.
The delegation will vote for whomsoever they
please, those first receiving a majority being
elected. Already a number of candidates have
been announced. Among them are Rev. Dr.
J. W. Bashford, president of Delaware, 0.,
university; Dr. E. J. W. Bowen, of Atlanta,
Ga.; Dr. Earl Cranston, of Cincinnati; Dr.
J. R. May, of Syracuse, N. V.; Dr. Joseph C.
Hartzell, of Louisiana, secretary of the Freed
men's Aid society; Dr. J. M. Buckley, of New
Ycrk; Dr. C. C McCabe, of New York; Dr. S.
F. Upham, of the New England conference;
Dr. William A. Pencer, of Philadelphia; Dr.
T. B. Neeley, of Philadelphia; Dr. Charles W.
Smith, of Pittsburg, and Dr. George E. Reed,
of the New York East conference. It has
not yet been decided how many bishops will
b-j chosen, but the plan recently proposed by
Bishop Walden ls meeting with favor. At
present there are fifteen bishops. Twelve are
located In this country, two are missionary
bishops in Africa and India, and two are oc
cupied in missionary work in various coun
Bishop Walden suggested that the two mis
sionary bishops be made full-fledged bishops
ana given Episcopal residences In Africa and
India, and that five additional bishops be cre
ated with Episcopal residences, one to be as
signed to India, another to China, a third to
Japan, a fourth to Europe and the fifth to
South America. He thought twelve bishops
would then be able to perform the work In this
country which is now done by fourteen men,
because they would be relieved of the foreign
work. If that suggestion Is followed, five new
bishops will be elected, and the total number
increased to twenty-one. Already soma lively
electioneering is being done, and when the
voting beglnß the contest will be spirited.
The religious services at the Armory today
consisted of a sermon by Rev. Crawford Jotm-
sen, fraternal delegate from the Church of I
Ireland. The visiting ministers supplied pul
pits In nearly all the Protestant churches of
Cleveland and many of the surrounding towns.
His Religion More Liberal.
COLUMBUS, O..May 10.—The district grand
lodge of the Independent Grand Order of
B'Nal B'Rith, composing -Ohio, Indiana, Mis
souri, Colorado and New Mexico, convened
here today with about seventy delegates in
attendance. President Leo Wise, of Cincin
nati, in his annual address, criticised the
new ritual because in his judgment it at
tached too much importance to racial Juda
him.and recommended that it be revised. Per
sonally he Is an American, and refused to
believe that his religious faith had anything
to do with his nationality.
St. Louis Express Officials Think He
Would Intimidate Bandits.
ST. LOUIS, May 10.—Frank James as a
guard on express trains carrying large
amounts of money or valuables Is one of
the novelties the express people are now ar
ranging. Negotiations have been In progress
for several weeks, and the possibilities are
the contract will be closed within a few
days. The effect of James' name. In view
j of his former prowess in robbing trains him-
I self, is what the express companies are aim
i ing after. They do not know, they say,
; that he could stop a determined robber any
J more than one of their own messengers, but
I they think the ordinary train robber would
! hesitate to tackle him. James is willing to
! accept the position, and guarantees that no
j train in his charge will be robbed except
' over his dead body, with one single pro
vision, and that is that the express people
! pur up a bond of $20,000, this amount to go
| to his widow in case of his death.
Descendant of Sitting Ball to Erect
a Church in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, May 10.—George Brad
shaw, of Frankfort, claiming to be a lineal
! descendant of Sitiing Bull, the Indian chief,
j claims to have founded a new religion, the
tenets of which he locks within his own
breast. However, he is arranging to further
the doctrine he espouses by erecting a
house of worship, the architecture of which
is unique. The building has eight distinct
corners and as many gables, with a room
in each gable in which he pretends to be in
close communion with Him who doeth all
tilings well. Bradshaw will dedicate his
new house of worship July 4. With an eye
to business, an admission fee will be charged
to all services, besides which the gable
rooms will be leased to the highest bidders
for stated periods.
Computati-n on One Sighted Three
Years Ago Probably Correct.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., May 10.—John E.
Lewis, of Ansonla, while photographing
Holmes' comet through a telescope, on Jan.
17, 1893, caught upon the plate the path of a
la; ge meteor, showing its place among cer
tain stars. Prof. H. A. Newton, of Yale,
made a very careful computation, showing
that the meteorite probably fell at a place
ahcut two miles north of Danbury, Conn.,
near Kohanza reservoir. This morning Prof.
Newton received intelligence of the finding
of a meteorite at almost exactly the com
puted point. It Is described as an oval speci
men, fifteen and a half inches long, and
seven and a half Inches in diameter, weigh
ing about twenty-six pounds. The professor
has asked that the meteorite be sent here
for examination.
Hebrews of New York Hold Ser
NEW YORK, May 10.—Hebrews of all
shades of belief and a good.y sprinkling of
Christians filled Temple Emanuel at the spe
cial memorial services for the late Baron
Maurice de Hirs.h, today. The services were
opened by the singing of the anthem "Cast
Thy Burden Upon the Lord," by the choir.
Rev. Stephens Wise, rabbi of Bnal Jeshurun,
delivered the opening prayer, and was fol
lowed by Col. John B. Weber, late commis
sioner of immigration, who knew the baron
Intimately, and who delivered an address.
Hon. Oscar S. Strauss and Hon. Simon W.
Rose also paid glowing tributes to the mem
ory of the deceased. Rev. Dr. Kaufman
Kohler, of Temple Bethel, pronounced the
benediction, and the services were closed.
Little Rock Men Decide on the Lim
ited Plan of Extinction.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark., May 10.—A suicide
club Is being organized in Little Rock. It
is learned that this club ls to be a branch
of the big club at Chicago. The rules of
the Chicago club will govern this local club,
and ea_h of the members will assemble in
his nlub room and draw straws to see who
shall take his life. The unlucky number
must kill himself within one year, commenc-
Ing the night of the drawing. A drawing
for suicidal honors is not the only pleasure
enjoyed by the club. There is the ban
quet, which is held at different times dur
ing the year, and the club rooms are to
be fitted up elegantly.
Professor John Kost Wants $20,000
Damages From a Railway.
LANSING, Mich., May 10.—A suit was
commenced In the Ingham circuit court yes
terday which will determine the value of
the skeleton of a mastodon. Prof. John
Kost, of this city, ls complainant against the
l.f.e Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad
company in an action for $20,000 damages
to valuable geological specimens, which were
shipped here from Tiffin, 0., and which, ft
Is claimed, were badly used in transit. He
alleges that the skeleton of the mastodon
was the most perfect In existence, and that
It was damaged to the extent of $10,000.
Rich Discovery Made hy Workmen
Near Mlddletown, N. Y.
MIDDLETOWN, N. V., May 10.—While
worklngmen were repairing the highway at
Campbell Hall, ten miles south of here, this
morning, traces of gold deppslts were discov
ered In a bank. Specimens were taken to
Goshen, where the nitric acid test was ap
plied, and the gold was declared to be gen
uine. There ls much excitement in the little
village over the discovery.
VETO IS ."-,.- __GTED
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House Has Practically No Other
Business to Attend To—Fore
cast for the Week.
WASHINGTON, May 10.—The probabilities
are that the consideration of the river and
harbor appropriation bill will be concluded
Monday. According to agreement, this bill
will be followed by the resolution to seat Mr.
Dupont as a senator from Delaware. With
the Dupont resolution disposed of, the bill
making appropriations for the District of
Columbia will be considered, and it probably
will consume the remainder of the week.
Only the provision in the river and harbor
bill for the construction of a breakwater at
Santa Monica, Cal., remains to be.acted upon.
There will be several speeches on this ques
tion Monday. Senators Berry, Vest and Per
kins will oppose the amendment, and Senator
Frye, as chairman of the committee on com
merce, will explain the committee's reason
for its action. Senator White will reply brief
ly to Mr. Frye. After this, It Is expected
that the vote on the amendment will be taken,
and that whatever the fate of this amend
ment, the bill will be promptly passed. It
is not expected to remain long in conference,
as there is a dlspo—tion manifest in both
houses to get the bill to the president at as
early a date as practicable. This is due to
the fear of a veto and to the determination
to remain In session long enough to give
congress time to act in case of such adverse
indorsement by the president. The agree
ment in regard to the Dupont case ls that
it shall be taken up fer debate Immediately
after the disposal of the river and harbor
bill and that a vote shall be taken not later
than 5 o'clock of the second day after the
debate begins. It is doubtful whether the
entire time allowed for debate will be re
quired. The result of the vote is still in
doubt. It depends upon one or two Populist
senators, who have not made their position
known, so far as can be ascertained.
There are several features in the district
bill which are expected to arouse debate,
but If it should be passed before the close
of the week, the committee on appropriations
.ill have the fortification appropriation bill
ready to take up, and will press its consid
eration. There will, however, be strong
pressure in that event to work on the cal
The Cuban situation, as presented by the
imposition of the death sentence upon the
members of the Competitor party, brings
forward a decidedly interesting question,
which may result In an attempt at action on
this question by the senate during the week.
In fact, the outlook in this direction ls full
of possibilities.
The Indications are that the house will
drift along for the remainder of the ses
sion, giving conference reports on appro
priation bills the right of way, and dispos
ing of such incidental matters as It can.
There is a good deal of pressure from certain
quarters for the consideration of the Pa
cific railroad funding bill, and the immi
gration bills, and while there Is a prob
ability that the latter may be considered
at the session, the leaders In control of the
house seem to have set their faces against
the funding bill for this session unless It
is prolonged beyond present anticipations.
The immigration bill can hardly come up
this week, as the chairman of the committee,
Mr. B.rtholdt, is at his home In St. Louis
attending the state convention. Tomorrow
ls District of Columbia day and Wednesday
ls pre-empted by the special order giving it
up to the pension bills. It ls llke^r that the
contested election cases of Rlnaker vs.
Downing, and Murray vs. Elliott, which
were to have been considered last week,
will, with such conference reports as arc
presented, occupy the remainder of the
The legislative, executive and judicial, the
sundry civil and naval bills are now In
conference. It ls not Improbable that a res
olution regarding the protection of the two
Americans sentenced to death by the Span
ish authorities at Havana may be presented,
and furnish the text for a reopening of a
discussion of the entire Cuban situation.
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Trouble May Come Up In the Re
publican Convention.
BUTTE, Mont., May 10.—The Republican
state convention meet, here tomorrow morn
ing. All the delegates arrived during the
day and night It is thought that three of
the delegates to St. Louis have already been
selected. The names generally agreel on for
the other three delegates axe 0. F. God
dard, of Billings; Alexander Metzel, of Mad
ison county, and L. <J. Phelps, of Great
Falls. Some ot tho delegates threaten the
Introduction of a resolution Instructing the
presidential delegates to vote for other than
the presidential nominee if silver ls not rec
ognized in the St Louis .platform. The con
vention will declare for free coinage of sil
ver, independent ot the action of other coun
tries. .
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Hot in the Nutme* State,
NEW HAVEN,,'Conn., May 10.—The phe
nomenally warm weather today has eclipsed
all previous records for May, and the mer
cury, which reached 93 deg., attained the
highest point for May ever recorded at the
local weather bureau since its establishment
in 1887. The 81st of last May It came within
1 deg. of today's record, A *_
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No Action Can Be Taken Until the
Spanish Authorities Act on
the Sentences.
MADRID, May 10.—There are evidences of
growing popular excitement in Spain over the
attitude of the United States government to
ward tht question of the filibusters captured
on board the Competitor. The riots and out
breaks of popular hatred towards the United
States at the time of the passage in congress
of the resolutions favoring the recognition of
the Cubans as belligerents have not been for
gotten, and the sentiments which caused them
are but smoldering. The Spanish government
has on all possible occasions expressed its
appreciation of and satisfaction with the ef
forts made by the United States government
to prevent, as far as lay in its power, the
giving of unlawful aid to the Cuban insur
gents by citizens of the United States. But
the widespread sympathy felt for the Insur
gents in the United States is well recognized
by the Spanish people, and the news of ex
peditions from the United Slates landed from
time to time in Cuba creates intense Irrita
The news of the capture of the men on
the Competitor was received with great satis
faction and rejoicing. It waa ielt to be tho
first opportunity that had been offered to
make an example of those engaged in feed
ing the insurrection. The popular demand for
their execution is general, and is likely to
become vociferous. Little account Is taken
of the refined questions of treaty interpreta
tion involved in the protest of the United
States government against the executilon of
the sentences. The action of the United
States is regarded rather as an expression of
sympathy with the insurrection, and there
will be a
to disregard it. The public feeling on the
question is fostered by the tenor of the ad
vices received from Havana. Dispatches from
there affirm that Capt. Gen. Weyler is great
ly irritated at the attitude of the United
States on the question of the sentence. It Is
asserted that If the Spanish government
adopts a contrary view, owing to the rep
resentations made by the government, Gen.
Weyler will resign his post.
Allegations are made in these Havana dis
patches of very extraordinary conduct on the
part of Ramon O. Williams, United State
consul general. If these are not true, they
are neverthelsss certain to add fuel to tho
fire of popular indignation In Spain. Mr.
Williams' attitude, it is asserted, ls the sub
ject of general censure in Havana, and It
is said to be very provocative. The story
goes on to relate that the United States con
sul general shows himself everywhere In
public places In Havana, using irritating and
menacing language regarding the probable
action towards the authorities in case the sen
tences upon the CompetKor captives are ex
The Imparcial, commenting upon the atti
tude of the United States, says that a man ac
cused of acts of piracy admitted before a
court-martial in Havana that the American
police made a point of vanishing when fili
bustering expeditions for Cuba were about to
leave Key West.
El Liberal declares that the Spanish gov
ernment ought tc have sent a squadron to
Cuba, in addition to arming all the trans-
Atlantic steamships at itß disposal for that
service. It asserts that the steamer Bermuda,
belonging to the Cuban Insurgent commit
tee, embarked upon the Florida coast 10.000
rifles, six pieces of artillery, three mitrail
leuses, a quanMty of munitions of war and
600 men, the majority of whom were gunners
of the United States militia. This embarka
tk^ook place, El Liberal says, in spite of
the protests of the Spanish consul at Jack
sonville against allowing it, and the Bermuda
left without difficulty or obstruction, and,
according to the telegrams received from
Capt. Gen. Weyler, the expedition has already
landed. This report has created a sensation
in Madrid, and astonishment ls expressed by
El Liberal at the conduct of the United
States In the matter.
At a meeting of Conservative senators and
deputies on Saturday evening, the premier,
Senor Canovas del Castillo, declared that It
would be impossible to introduce reforms
for Cuba before the situation there had be
come normal again. He admitted that the
Spanish arms alone would fail to terminate
the war, but he said he believed that the
discouragement of the insurgents and the
prevalence of racial hatred among them
would contribute largely to the cessation of
All the comments of the press manifest tho
deep Impression made upon the public mind
by the action of the United States towards
the sentence of the Competitor captives. A
later dispatch from Havana confirms the re
port that Capt. Gen. Weyler has threatened
to resign unless the sentences are executed.
Senor Canovas del Castillo, the premier,
being asked for an expression of his opinion
regarding the matter, said: "The afTair
must be settled In accordance with the law
and treaties."
The Heraldo compares the offensive con
duct of the United States consul general at
Havana with that of the British consul, who
made many representations in favor of par
doning the prisoners. The Heraldo maintains
that the rebels in Cuba are constantly receiv
ing assistance from America, without which
the rebellion would have been suppressed long
The Epoca, which ls the ministerial organ,
discusses the question In a far more conserv
ative and less embittered manner than the
other newspapers. The Epoca also says
that the attitude of President Cleveland and
Mr. Olney appears to be incredible, and de
clares that the theory ascribed to Mr. Olney
by the New York World deserves no serious
reply, because the offense cannot be regarded
as a question of contraband, according to the
principles of International law.
The Correo says that the demands of the
United States are unjust and menacing, be
cause it ls proved that filibustering expedi
tions are organized in the United States
without difficulty, and that the consequences
of such conduct wound the national feeling
in Spain.
Several papers publish the report that be
sides Gen. Weyler, Generals Ochando and
Ahumada, who hold important commands in
Cuba, are also threatening to resign if the
decree of the court-martial ls quashed.
Death Sentence oi Competitor .
Crew Can Not Be Carried Oat Soon.
HAVANA, May 10.—The Spanish govern
ment has been asked to approve the sen
tences of death passed by a court-martial
upon the men captured on the Competitor,
on a charge of piracy and rebellion. The
men sentenced are Alfredo Laborde, said
to be the leader of the party, and claiming
American citizenship; Dr. Ellas Bedla, also
claiming American citizenship; William Gll
dea, said to be a British subject; John Mel
ton, a native of Kansas; Teodoro Mats. This
places the fate of the men in the hands of
the authorities at Madrid, tad las ures that
they will not be executed without an order
from ths Spanish government.
James Creelman, correspondent of the New
York World, and Frederick W. Lawrence,
correspondent of the New York Journal, who
were ordered by the authorities to leave the
island for having sent dispatches to their
papers offensive to the government, sailed
tor New York today on board the Ward line
steamship Seguranca.
Among the insurgents killed In the en
gagement at Cunda. near Guira Melena in
Havara pr-vlnc?, three days ago, was the
black leader Aurello Collazo. lieutenant to j
Capt. Fuentas, who has a sanguinary repu- I
tation, and the leader Acla Vigoa, lieutenant !
to Collazo. The insurgent leader Mamerto
Romero was wounded and taken prisoner in
an attack upon the village of Cruces.
The report that Maximo Gomez ls in the
province of Matanzas ls denied, and It ls
said that be is now encamped at Placetas, in
Santa Clara province.
Last night the insurgents burned 158
houses, the city hall and the schools of
Hoyo Colorado. A report has been recrived
of another engagement which Gen. Vinclan
has had with the Insurgents In Pinar del
Rto. The rebel force was made up of numer
ous bands of Insurgents, and they stood for
forty-five minutes before they were dis
lodged. Upen their retreat the Insurgents
burned the rest of the town or Cacarajaearas.
I The official report of the engagement says
that the tronps had one killed and twentv
three wounded. There are no further de
tails cf the affair.
It ls known that the British consul Is In
: terested in behalf of the Competitor's cap
tives sentenced to death. He Invokes clem
| ency for the prisoners. This action of the
British government In the case has caused a
sensation here, and It has been the topic of
comment today by all social classes in the
community. It would be difficult to say from
any admissions made in official quarters what
1 effect this new development will have In the
case. There is a marked absence of irrlta
, bi'.lty manifested in the comments on the
( subject, ar.d the action of the British official
; seem. to be taken In very good part. It is
! pointed nut that the Intervention of the Brit
| lsh con Fulls couched In different form from
that of Qm United States consulate, and is,
i In fact, expressed In very friendly terms, ln
; viking the clemency of the Cuban authori
| ties. The question of the execution of th_
I captives of the Competitor Is recognized to be
) one of the most Important which has oc
i furred since the Insurrection broke out. Now
I that the question has been referred to the
j government at Madrid, the situation here has
■ quieted down, though there ls no cessation
! of Interest and discussion of the question.
I The attitude of the public is rather one of
! waiting on tho resolution of the Madrid gov
ernment. The waiting Is attended by much
j Impatience and no little anxiety.
I United States Has Made No Demands
Upon Spain.
LONDON. May 10.—The Madrid correspond
ent of the Standard says:
Senor Canevas del Castillo has publicly
stated that America has not protested against
Spain's right to punish filibuster., but only
! against the summary trial. American citizens
j are entitled to be tried In the civil courts
i under the treaties of 1795 and 1877. The Span
! ish government Is willing to consider the de
j maud, and has cabled Capt. Gen. Weyler to
! delay tbe executions pending the result of
I negotiations which are actively proceeding
j between Washington and Madrid to define
j the interpretation of the aforesaid treaties.
"Senor Canovas mads A long _.pee :h at a
meeting of Conservative senators and dipu
ties on Saturday erasing, In which he de
clared that th_ vrai a nst'on.il Question which
must some day be settled »H_ the a__i. t
.nce~ol all the parties lie .oclared .hat it
was lmr-ossible to lntrotlu_> reforms into
Cuba before the sltjatit.n there rhou'.d rutDM
tiS no .nil condit .... Mo confess, d h's . e
llef that war alone would fail to terminate
the insurre-'.ion, hut he leliovt. t licit the in -
surgf-n»8 would become dls?our_Kea, _nd that
racial hatred would contribute largely to
cause a cessation of hostilities. If, however,
the premier went on, publ . opinion In Spain
should pronounce for a more radical and
quicker introduction of colonial home lule,
the Conef-rvatlve government and party would
willingly r«sign the direction of affairs into
the hands of those consenting to assume such
"The Epoca (government organ) In guarded
language recommends prudence and depre
cates demonstrations. It clearly Intimates
that the government will make another ef
fort to conciliate President Cleveland by or
dering Gen. Weyler to send all the papers
bearing upon the case here for the supreme
court to pronounce upon. The execution of
the sentence would thus virtually be shelved.
The rest of the Madrid papers are of the
opinion that America has taken an ungener
ous position in Spain's difficulties."
It Wuuld Be an Easy Matter to Cause
WASHINGTON, May 10.—If any official
news has been received by the government In
Washington today regarding the Americans
captured aboard the Competitor by the Span
iards and condemned by court-martial to b.
shot, diligent inquiry fails to disclose Its
nature. Secretary Olney, to whom a note
was addressed on the subject, replied that
there was nothing new to make public. In
quiry in congressional circles among those
directly interested in the case of one of the
men—Milton—shows that no additional facts
have been received by them. Senator Pasco,
of Florida, who has taken especial Interest
In the cases, believes that the Spanish gov
ernment will not be Inclined towards hasty
action, a. In the present state of public feel
ing any summary decision by it may lead
to serious consequences.
The fact that the Havana officials have re
ferred the execution of sentence to Madrid
ls a source of gratification to those inter
ested in the prisoners' fate,and inspires the be
lief that some leniency will be shown. It is
not Improbable that an effort may be made
In congress during tho coming week by res
olution to acquaint the public with the
facts in the case, by calling on the presi
dent for Information, and requesting him to
take Fuch .{^ps as will give the condemned
men a civil" "trial.
To Be Inaaa-urated When the Rebel
lion la Crushed.
BARCELONA, May 10.—A letter has been
received here from Capt. Gen. Weyler In
Cuba to a deputy living in this city. Al
though Gen. Weyler takes a liberal view of
the situation in Cuba, and believes that the
rebellion can only be quelled by vigorous
measures, he expresses the wish to complete
the fortified line from Jaruco on the south
ern coast of the Island to Moron, near the
northern coast. In the Western portion of
the province of Puerto Principe. A railroad
rum between these two points. Capt. Gen.
Weyler founds great hopes on the completion
of this line. He says that when the rebellion
has been crushed he Intends to apply re
forms gradually, as the Insurgents yield, and
as opportunity is afforded to Spain to prove
her chivalrous sentiments. But he will make
no concessions while the rebellion holds Its
AH News to Mitchell.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., May 10.—The atten
tion of Gov. Mitchell was today called to the
dispatch stating that he had telegraphed
Maj. Connelly to hold the Fifth battalion In
readiness for Immediate action on account of
the bold stand taken by the president re
garding the death sentence of the prisoners on
board the Competitor. The governor stated
that he had no recent communication with
Maj. Connelly on the subject, and expressed
surprise that such a report should have gotten
_^h__ """"
Troops From India.
LONDON, May 11.—A dispatch to the Times
from Simla, India, says that native troops
are being ordered to Suakin for garrison
duty, and that two infantry regiments will
start from there tor Suakin as soon as pos
In the Cargo and 100 Recruits t«
Aid the lusuru.-nt.. in Their
Strut; trie.
NEW YORK. May 10.-A great deal of mys
! tery surrou.ds the movements of tho Amer
j lean steamship Laurada, which came into
I port Saturday and anchored oft Liberty
1 Island-
It ls generally believed that the Laurada
j had been chartered by the Cuban Junta for
j the purpose of conveying another filibustering
i expedition to Cuba. When the Laurada came
! into port it was observed that she was draw
ing very little water. The news of her ar
rival was made known to the Spanish consul
; general, who hurried to have a conference
• with Marshal McCarthy at the barge office.
Meantime It appears that tho consul general
had communicated with his subordinates,
who kept a close watch on the Laurada. They
j learned that a lighter, the name of which
I could not be ascertained, had made fast at
j Pier 11, East river. The detectives watched
: the delivery of many boxes and cases on
I board the lighter. All this time a tug was
In waiting for the detectives at Plor 3, East
: river. At the barge office, the revenue cut
| ters Hudson and Chandler were also under
! steam. After the lighter had relieved her
| cargo she steamed up the river and took a
new position and anchored. The tug con
! tainlng the detectives followed In her wake.
i and lay In the middle of the river until the
i lighter, hugging the Brooklyn shore, went
i down the river, passing through Buttermilk
I channel.
As the lighter was going by Governor's Isl
and the tug put back for pier 8, where, it is
Baid, the detectives m_ Consul General Bald
! nea and Marshal McCarthy. Then the tuj.
; steamed across the river through Battermit)
i channel to Atlantic basin, where the llghte
| was found warped to a dock. Her cargo hat
1 been removed. Tho tug then proceeded over
; to where the Laurada laid and dropped un
; chor to the south of Bedloe's Island, s
was pouring from the funnels of the st
and there was much bustle and activity o
deck. Half an hour later the Laurada steam.
' down the bay and passed quarantine.
Ir ls believed that the Laurada will me.
i some sailing vessel containing tho lighter*.
: cargo somewhere down the coast; that the
boxes and cases taken aboard the lighter will
be transferred from the sailing vessel to the
Laurada. which, with Capt. O'Brien or Capt.
Hughes In command, will attempt to land the
cargo on Cuban soil.
NEW LONDON. Conn., May 10.—The tug
Commander, witlt the bar^oe Belief and
j Green Point In tow. which sailed from New
■ York Saturday night, and the tug Volutit- r,
j with tbe steamer Laurada, has caused much
j mystery off Montauk Point today, and trans
i ferred to the steamer aoout 100 Cubans and
I several tons of arms, ammunition and dyna
mite. Capt. O'Brien was aboard the Vol
! teer, and, after the transfer was effected,
j returned with the Volunteer. Tho Laurada
j put out to sea. The Commander, with her
barges in tow, put in here tonight for water,
Populace I tkliu; the Goverumeni
on to Support Weyler.
LONDON, May 10.—The Dally News will
say In an editorial tomorrow regarding the
cases of the Competitor captives at Havana:
"The serious news from Cuba places tho
Spanish government between two fires. It ls
difficult to see how either side can recede.
If the Spanish government sacrifices (Jen.
Weyler, It will probably have to be prepared
to sacrifice Its own life. Public opinion la
Madrid Is hardly well enough Informed to
promote a repetition of tho vigorous case of
1873. The Spani.lt ought to distrust their
own natural ferocity in cases of this sort.
The butchery of the men of the Virglntus,
which many of them applauded In 1873 as a
fine and spirited act, was received with hor
ror throughout the world."
Little Left of the City—Marinette
Threatened— Forest Flre».
L'ANSE. Mich., May 10.—The flre which
swept through this place yesterday afternoon
and last night burned itself out at midnight.
The entire town except a few scattered houses
was destroyed. Fifty families, numbering
about 300 persons, are homeless. The loss ls
j roughly estimated at from $_0,000 to $750,000.
i The homeless people are living In sheds,
' hastily erected, or have found refugo at
Baroga, across the bay. Saloons are In
■ operation In the open air, dry goods box —
! being used as bars. The heaviest individual
• losses are those of the L'Anse Lumber com
! pany, about 160,000 on mill and 4,000,000 feet
! of lumber; South Shore _ Atlantic Hallway
! company, $43,000 on ore dock; Ruppe _ Son,
: store and contents, $10,000; Lloyd hotel, $2."".,
--| 000.
A relief committee was organized this after
j coon to solicit assistance for the homeless
and destitute.
MARINETTE. Wis., May 10—The entirs
flre department and a large number of citi
zens have been fighting a swamp fire In th«
southern limits of the city today that threat
ened to destroy the town. It was extin
guished tonight, but the danger ls not over,
as everything is so dry that a spark may
cause a conflagration.
MAHQUETTE, Mich., May 10.—A number
of logging camps have been destroyed and
several hundred thousand feet of standl.g
pine have gone In flames In Alger county
by the forest fires that have raged since
Thursday. The village of Munislng was
saved with the greatest difficulty. The fires
are still burning.
Perennial Church Row I» on la Full
DETROIT. Mich., May 10.-A riot was nar
rcwly averted today In and about the church
yard of St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic church.
The church had been closed for some tim.
against its pastor, Father Matkowskl, against
whom the congregation had rebelled, chiefly
on account of his deposition of Father Torskl,
assistant pastor. This morning Bishop Rich
ter, of Grand Rapids, with Father Matkowskl,
arrived In the city and gained entrance to tha
priest's house. When they essayed to enter
the church, however, a crowd of 1,000 had
gathered. The leaders declared their deter
mination to keep Father Matkowskl out, al
though no objection was urged against th«
bishop. Finally, the bishop and priest re
tieated to the parsonage and sent for ths
sheriff and police officers. They were advised
not to promote the strife by trying to enter
forcibly against the crowd, and followed
this advice. During the excitement a woman
struck out with her parasol and the blow fell,
by accident, It ls said, upon the bishop and
tbe priest. The antl-Matkowskl Poles ha**,
the church premises guarded*

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