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VOL. XXII.— NO. 58.
_Mi> MleiaiiK In Constant Attendance,
and Nothing Left Undone That
Mi»lit Aid In Upbuilding; the
StrenK'tli of the Pnlleut— Throiigs
of Cullers and a Flood of Jli's
neiiKcrs iini Little Hope Left.
NEW YORK, Feb. 27.— At 2 o'clock
this morning it was reported that Mr.
Kipling was very low, and unconscious.
This information, however, was unoffl
clal, though it is no exaggeration to
say that every one was prepared for
the worst. The last authentic news
which came from the sick room was at
10:30 p. m.. whe__Che following bulletin
was issued:
Mr. Kipling's condition remains the same
as at last report. — E. G. Janeway.
— Theodore Dunham.
Early in the afternoon it became
known about the Hotel Grenoble that
Mr. Kipling's condition was worse than
at any time since he became ill. Dr.
Janeway arrived at the hotel at 3:30
p. m., and, as he was not expected
until later in the afternoon, lt was at
once evident there had been a sudden
change for the worse, and that the
physician had been called.
He remained in the hotel until 4:15
and then left, returning in half an
hour. Almost at the same time an
oxygen tank was brought to the ho
tel and taken up to the Kipling apart
ments on the first floor. That the ox
ygen was to be administered was prac
tically admitted by Dr. Janeway. This
Is heroic treatment and Is resorted to
only In extreme cases.
Both Dr. Janeway and Dr. Dunham
were with Mr. Kipling, alternately,
through last night, and both were In
attendance on him early in the morn
lrg. At 9:30 o'clock ln the morning the
foil v.ing bullstin was issued:
Rudyard Kipling remains in. a critical con
dition. The disease continues.
— E. G. Janeway, M. P.
— Theodore Punham, M. P.
Soon after 11 o'clock Dr. E. G. Jane
way Jr., son of Di. Janeway, was also
in consultation on the condition of Mr.
Kipling. Dr. Dunham came to the
sick chamber shortly after 11 o'clock.
His wife is a sister of Mrs. Kipling.
"Is Mr. Kipling suffering from pneu
monia?" Dr. Dunham was asked.
"We will call it inflammation of the
lungs," he replied.
"If he gets through today, will he
be safe?"
"If he gets through today, he will
be much nearer to safety," replied Dr.
At 3:CO o'clock the following bulletin
was posted:
Mr. Kipling still remains in a very critical
— E. G. Janeway, M. P.
— Theodore Punham, M. P.
Dr. Janeway would not say any
thing about Mr. Kipling's condition,
ti. sorting there was nothing to add to
the bulletin. It was learned, how
ever, from other souices that Kipling
was extremely weak. At times he
recognized those around him. Those
at the bedside were Dr. Dunham, Mrs.
Kipling, her mother, Mrs. Balestler;
Mr. Doubleday, the children and two
An order was issued from the hotel
Office in the afternoon that no letters
nor notes should be sent to the room
unless they were of the utmost impor
tance, and then only when the names
of the senders are known. There was
a constant stream of visitors at the
Grenoble, asking for information about
the author. One clerk was kept busy
receiving cards. Some of the callers
were admitted this afternoon to the
sick chamber. Among those favored
I— Reported Intervention at Manila.
Paris PoJiee Active.
Closing Week of Congress.
Kipling's Life Ebbing.
2— Senator Quay's Trial.
Work of Congress Reviewed.
Freedom Promised for Cuba.
B—-Minnesota's8 — -Minnesota's Palry Interests.
Bugs Bad for Plants.
The Legislative Session.
4 — Editorial.
St. Paul Jobbing Trade.
6 — Sporting News.
Western League Meeting.
6— Week's Markets Reviewed.
7— 'Minneapolis Matters.
Northwest News.
S^-In the Feld of Labor.
Two Costly Fires.
Ideas of Paullsts.
Chance for the Public.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Umbria, Liverpool-
Cuflc, Liverpool. Sailed: Furuessia Glas
gow; Pomeranian. Glasgow; Kaiser Wilhelm
11., Genca; Amsterdam. Rotterdam
QUEENSTOWN— SaiIed: Luoania, New York
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Etrurla, New York '
HAVRE — Arrived: La Bretagne, New York.
METROPOLITAN— Jefferson Pc Angelis in
. "The Jolly Musketeer," 8 PM.
GUANO— "My Friend From India," 8 PM.
Palm Garden — Vaudeville, 2 and 8 PM.
House of representatives meets at capitol
8 PM. '
Chamber of commerce meets, 11 AM.
Recital, Mrs. Lamberson's pupils, 8 PM.
were: W. D. Howells, Nikola Tesla,
S. S. McClure and Charles Battel
The following bulletin was issued at
7 o'clock:
Mr. Kipling's condition, has been very ser
ious during this, tbe sixteenth day of the
disease, giving ripe to th. gravest appre
hensions of the outcome.
— E. G. Janeway, M. P.
— Theodore Dunham, M. P.
At that hour the physicians were
making almost constant use of oxygen.
Their demeanor indicated a most criti
cal state of the disease. Mr. Kipling
was delirious as the above bulletin
was issued.
Neither Dr. Janeway nor Dr Dun
ham would say a word; In fact, neith
er ventured from the patient's side
for more than a minute at a time.
The Recessional H. inn Also Sung in
a Lonlsville Church.
LOUISYII.J.E, Ky., Feb. 26.— At the
regular service tonight of the Broad
way Baptist church, one of the largest
in Louisville, the pastor, Rev. Helm
Jones, asked all the congregation to
join him in a prayer for the recovery
Qt Rudyard Kipling.
Immediately following the prayer,
Kipling's recessional was sung as a
Say the Americans Must Leave San
tiago Province by July.
United States transport Minnewaska
will leave Tuesday, having on board
the Twenty-third Kansas volunteers.
The Roumania will probably leave on
Thursday with the Eighth Illinois regi
ment. It was recently reported to Gen.
Leonard Wood, on reliable authority,
that a prominent Cuban, holding a
high position in the province under the
military government, had openiy stat
ed that if the Americans did not get
out by July Cuba would declare war.
Needless to say the military governor
attaches no importance to talk of this
Very little in the way of improve
ments is going on in this province. Gen.
Wood is only able to keep on with
what he has already begun. He has
no fur.ds beyond the monthly allow
ance, and this prevents fresh contracts
and the giving of work to thousands
of Cubans who want lt.
Warm Welcome for Hear Admiral
Beresford at New York.
NEW YORK, Feb. 26.— Rear Admiral
Lord Charles Beresford spent the day
ln responding to social calls. He be
gan with a breakfast given by Commo
dore Philip, commandant at the navy
yard. He was at luncheon with Mr.
and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid, where ex-
Mayor Hewitt was also a guest. A
part of the evening was devoted to
calling, and tonight the admiral was
the guest of honor at a dinner given by
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bryce.
Tomorrow Lord Beresford will dine
with Mr. and Mrs. Levi P. Morton,
after which the party will attend the
opera. Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt will give
a farewell dinner to Lcrd Charles Tues
day night. He will sail for England on
The First "Dry" Sunday In the His
tory of Omaha.
OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 26.— Today for
the first time in the city's history, the
saloons were hermetically sealed. This
is the result of a clash between certain
factions prominent In city affairs, one
of which has made a wholesale on
slaught on the gambling fraternity, and
the other in retaliation has invoked the
power of the police force to close the
The raids on the wet goods dispen
saries began three weeks ago today,
but those who knew the ropes found
little" difficulty in moistening their
throats. Today it was different. Twen
ty officers weie detailed to watch the
saloons and they did their duty.
Soldier Who Served With Distinc
tion In the Civil War.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 26.— Maj. Gen.
J. J. Reynolds, U. S. A., retired, seven
ty-seven years of age, is dead. A
month ago Gen. Reynolds had an at
tack of paralysis, which culminated
into cerebral hemorrhages. The re
mains will be interred at Arlington,
Tuesday or Wednesday.
Maj .Gen Reynolds was born in Kentucky
January 4. 1822, but was appointed to the
military academy from Indiana in 1539. When
graduated he was appointed second lieuten
ant in the Fourth artillery, and after service
at Fort Monroe and in Texas was In ISIG as
signed to the Third artillery and was on
frontier duty at Fort Washita, 1. T., in 18rtS
-56. He then became professor of mathematics
and engineering at Washington" unH-ersity,
St. Louis, and was also stationed at other
After the beginning of the Civil war he
rapidly rose in rank from colonel to major
general of volunteers. Puring that time he
was in command of Cheat Mountain district,
Virginia. In Tennessee he was engaged In
the action at Hoover Gap, battle of Chicka
mauga and battle of Chattanooga. Later he
was in command of the defenses of New Or
leans. From Jan. 6 to June 16, 1864, he
was in command of the Nineteenth army
corps and assisted in organizing forces for
the capture of Mobile ar.d Forts Games and
Morgan, Mobile harbor, ln the same year.
Gen. Reynolds was in command of the Miss
issippi river from its mouth to Memphis from
January to Pecember 1866. He was mustered
out of the service in 1866 and re-appointed col
onel in the regular army in the same year.
He was brevetted brigadier general ln 1868
. for gallantry and meritorious service at the
battle of Chickamauga, and was in the same
year brevetted major general for similar serv
ices at the battle of Mocomb.
After serving in the Fifteenth infantry, he
was in 1870 transferred to the engineering
service and served at Fort MePherson and on
various military boards until 1877, when he
was retired on account of disabilities received
in line of duty.
He leaves a wife, two daughters and two
sons, Capt. Reyndols, Twentieth infantry, ana
Lieut. Reynolds, of the navy.
Promoter Arrested.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2C.-William Wayne Bel
vln was arrested at the Waldorf-Astoria late
last night, charged with threatening the life
of the Denver millionaire, David H. Moffat,
and also with trying to defraud the hotel out
of $423. Belvin is a well known figure about
the Broadway hotelß. He was well dressed
and describes himself as a promoter.
Oil Mill Burned.
MONROE. La., Feb. 26.— The Planters' cot
ton seed oil mill was almost entirely destroyed
by fire today, together with the seed house,
stock, etc. The loss is estimated at $100,000-
Insurance not known.
River and Harbor Rider "Will Sap
ply the Spectacular Features In
the House During the Closing
Week of the Session Five 111«
Supply Bills Are Still to Be Acted
I pon Final Bush.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.— The week
will open with the compromise army
bill still before the senate, but lt is
impossible to say how long it may con
tinue to demand the attention ol that
body. The best opinion is to the effect
that a vote will be secured Monday,
but this depends largely upon the tem
per of Mr. 'Gorman and his friends,
who insist upon the amendment of the
army bill so as to further curtail the
Bize of the army In 1901.
It Is not. however, believed that they
will press their opposition to the point
of extending the controversy over the
merits of the measure, and the friends
of the bill count confidently on a vote
before adjournment Monday.
Mr. Gorman disclaims any Intention
to force delays, but says he will press
his measure as long as there Is any
chance of success.
If the debate should be continued to
any considerable length the action
would be generally accepted as In
dicating a purpose to force an extra
session, as all admit that with as many
appropriation bills as are impending it
is impracticable to give very much
more time to the army bill and still
pass the supply bills before March 4.
There is yet no great danger of the
failure of either an army bill or the
appropriation bills. No senator can be
found who avows himself as desirous
of forcing a called session. Hence the
general belief is that all these meas
ures will become laws and that when
congress adjourns next Saturday legis
lation will be in such a state as to
render lt possible for the legislators
to remain at their homes until next
December. There seems no doubt of
the passage of the compromise army
bill by a large majority when the vote
is taken.
The appropriation bills will demand
almost all the attention of the senate
when the army bill is out of the way.,
and the senate will have to materially
increase the length of its sessions in
order to secure their enactment into
laws. There are still five of these bills
which have not as yet received atten
tion from the senate; and five others
which are In conference and which will
require more or less consideration are
those providing appropriations for the
Indian office, postoffice and the agri
cultural department and for the Dis
trict of Columbia and the Improvement
of rivers and harbors. There are no
radical points or difference In any of
these bills, except in the river and har
bor bill, but there are many questions
requiring adjustment and they will
necessarily demand time for this pur
The river and harbor bill carries the
Nicaragua canal provision and other
additions appropriating large sums of
The five bills which have not been
reported to the senate are: The sundry
civil, the naval, the army, the fortifi
cations and general deficiency. All are
important and each will require con
siderable time for disposal. Of these
five, the committee on appropriations
has considered only the sundry civil
bill. The senate will get them all
through, however, unless unexpected
opposition should be developed to some
of them.
The calendar Is full of bills of a pri
vate and semi-private nature and also
contains many measures of general
public importance. Many of these are
unobjectionable to all of the members
of the senate and a majority Qt those
of this class will pass.
The beginning of the day's session
will probably be changed to 10 or 11
o'clock each day of the week and night
sessions are also counted on for the
greater part of it.
It Promises Interesting If Not Sen
sationnl Features.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 26.— The
house will devote practically all of the
closing week of the session to the
appropriation bills and conference re
ports, and the prospects are that ev
ery minute of the time will be required
to get them through before noon on
March 4. An order has been made to
meet at 11 o'clock each day, but, in
addition to this, night sessions will be
held, and it would surprise no one if
one or more all-night sessions should
be necessary.
Everything but the appropriation
bills and the army reorganization bill
will go by the board in the final crush.
A few minor bills may go through by
unanimous consent, but there is no
longer any time for the consideration
of important general measures. The
bill for the government of Hawaii has
been abandoned, and, although the
friends of the public building bills, fa
vorably acted upon in committee of
the whole ten days ago, still cherish
a lingering hope that time will be
given for their consideration in the
house, the chance is so insignificant
that it is barely worth mentioning.
Although the fear of an extra ses
sion practically disappeared with the
agreement in the senate upon the army
reorganization bill, it will require the
most arduous labor to get through
the appropriation bills and confer
ence reports before the curtain falls
next Saturday. The physical work of
engrossing eight or ten big appropria
tion bills during the last forty-eight
hours will necessitate a large tempo
rary addition to the clerical force.
The engrossment of bills is done at
the government printing office when no
special exigency exists, but by a spe
cial resolution passed Friday, permis
sion to engross by hand during the
remainder -of the session was given.
In the final adjustment of differ
ences between the two houses, the
house is enabled to bring every prop
osition to a vote quickly, under sus
pension of the rales, a motion to sus
pend the rules being In order at any
FEBRUARY 27, 1899.
time during the last week of the ses
sion. This gives the house a distinct
advantage and enable* lt, at the fag
end of the session, to transact an
enormous amount of, business in a
very short time.
The state of the appropriation bills
is such that the situation might well
cause alarm, were lt not for the al
most universal desire on both sides of
the house to obviate the necessity of
an extra session of congress. •
Only three of the fourteen supply
bills have gone to the president — the
pension, military academy and consu
lar and diplomatic. Slk have passed
both houses, and the other, the river
and harbor, has been referred to the
river and harbor committee of the
house. The sundry civil bill has pass
ed the house and is under considera
tion in the senate. The naval appro
priation has passed the house, but has
not been reported to the senate. The
army appropriation bill is being con
sidered in the house and two of the
bills, the fortifications and general de
ficiency, are yet to be acted on by the
Most of the bills have problems which
are more or less difficult to solve, but
none of these difficulties promise a
deadlock, with the single exception of
the river and harbor bill, and Its loss
would not necessitate an extra session.
The fight over the Nicaragua canal
amendment which the senate placed
upon this bill as a rider will be bitter
and to the death. Although the canal
proposition undoubtedly would com
mand a majority of the votes ln the
house, against it is arrayed the oppo
sition of tbe appropriations committee
and the ablest tacticians of the house,
who do not believe legislation author
izing such an enormous expenditure
should be hastily passed during the dy
ing hours of congress. Every strategy
known to parliamentary law will be
employed to defeat the proposition, and
If necessary, to kill the bill, should the
senate prefer its death to its enact
ment without the canal enactment.
After the committee considers the
senate amendments, Chairman Burton
will probably come Into the house with
a motion for a disagreement upon all
amendments and an agreement in the
senate's request for conference.
Mr. Hepburn, chairman of the inter
state commerce committee, will move
concurrence in the senate amendment,
which motion is in order and will take
precedence. But as the amendment
contains an appropriation it must be
considered in committee of the whole
first and here the opponents will make
their fierce fight.
Obstructive tactics may be employed,
but its friends hope to win in the end
and upon the final vote the amendment
may carry. But this will not end the
fight. It may be transferred to all con
ference reports on the bill and be car
ried to the end, so that it seems the
friends of the canal amendment may
be effectually blocked, unless they can
command the necessary two-thirds to
suspend the rules. If they can the bill
will probably become, a law with the
canal amendment in it. If they can
not the bill will probably fail, unless
the senate at the last moment consents
to jettison it.
Altogether this promises to be a
memorable week in tfa.. house.
Ready to Lay Dorm Their Arms if
Granted Pardon.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Feb. 26.—
President Zelaya received last night
a dispatch from Blueflelds, dated Feb.
23, and signed by Capt. Murr, of the
British cruiser Intrepid, ar.d Com
mander F. M. Simmonds, of the United
States gunboat Marietta, saying: "For
humanity and to spare bloodshed, we
guarantee that the revolutionists will
disarm, if you will guarantee their lives
and property and maintain order at
Blueflelds and the existing treaties. On
receiving your approving reply, we will
arrange an armistice."
The following dispatch confirming
earlier reports has been received from
Gen. Estrada, one of the government
commanders im the field'
"I have taken Aqua Calcente and am
moving against Hama (the point of
insurgent concentration up Blueflelds
liver). The rebels are disbanding and
ietreating into the forest."
Great Northern "Will Snpply Its
Whole System Front Superior.
WEST SUPERIOR, Wis., Feb. 2C— (Special.)
—Owing to the immense contracts made for
coal to be delivered during the coming sea
son, the Great Northern railroad will operate
Its own coal dock at this point hereafter. The
road a few months ago entered into contracts
for the delivery of half a million tons of West
Virginia bituminous coal, and it will begin
coming with the first boats of the season.
The railroad owns the docks now occupied
by the Northwestern Fliel company, the Phil
adelphia and Reading Coal company and the
Ohio Coal company. It contemplates taking
the site of one of the Northwestern docks for
one of the new steel grain elevators to be
erected here, and has accordingly notified the
Ohio Fuel company that it will not renew the
lease of Its present quarters. The Ohio com
pany will continue business from their other
docks, and will probably lease Its steel hoists
and machinery to the Great Northern people.
The railroad will supply Its entire system
with coal from this point hereafter, and has
arranged for more coal than ever in its his
tory. Under the circumstances it will he Im
possible to handle the coal ln the old meth
ods, having it handled by the various coal
companies by contract, though that system
will undoubtedly be retained to a certain ex
It Will Be Pnmned by the Northern
Pacific nt "Winnipeg.
WINNIPEG, Man., Feb. 26.— (Special.)—
President Mellen, of the Narthern Pacific, has
had an interview with the toard of trade offi
cials and Premier Greenway. He Intimated
that the company Intended to pursue a vigor
ous policy in this country hereafter, and ex
tend its existing lines. Tle company has In
structed an architect to make an estimate of
the cost of rebuilding the big hotel recently
destroyed by fire.
Residences Destroyed.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 26.— Overcharged
electric light wires caused destructive flres
on St. Charles avenue today. Three resid
ences, with their contents, were consumed.
Moses Stein. J. B. liogan and James Log
ender were the chief sufferers. Their losses
will aggregate $150,000; Insurance, $125,000.
Many other residences were r»o.re or less
Bodies Recovered.
CHICAGO, Feb. 20.— The bodies ot Le*#.-
Carrier Fred Marty, his wife and 2-year-old
child, who ten days ago perished ln tho
fire at the Arlington flat building, at Fifty
first street and Grand boulevard, were re
, covered today.
Secret Warrants Issued at Midnight
on the Strength of n Report Sub
mitted by tbe Prefect of Police —
Houei olf Royalists Searched and
Many Documents Sei«ed — Protest
by the Legitimist Leader.
PARIS, Feb. 26.— 'In consequence of
the placarding throughout the city of
the siieech of the Due d'Orleans, the
Royalist pretender, recently delivered
In San Remo, and the seizure of medals
and scarf pins bearing the pretender's
portrait, the chief of police waß order
ed by the government to make a strict
investigation into the recent proceed
ings of the monarchist party.
Last evening the prefect communi
cated the result of his inquiries to M.
Dupuy, premier and minister of the
interior, with the result that the
minister decided upon vigorous action.
At midnight M. Cochefort, chief of
the secret police, was summoned to
the prefecture amd directed to prepare
seventeen confidential letters and sev
enteen warrants, which were handed
to seventeen police commissaries, au
thorizing a search of the residences of
suspects, particularly M. Guerin, man
ager of the newspaper Antl-Julf;
Messrs. Devaux, Buffett, Robert de
Chavely, Thiebaud, De Monicourt, sec
retory to the Due d'Orleans; Debucc,
president of the Young Anti-Semites,
and Comte Sanbran Ponteves.
The confidential letters Indicated
that the warrants aimed to discover
the existence of any political action
on the part of the Anti-Semitic league
or its relations with the Royalist and
Bonapartist committee, or with other
No incident occurred in the course of
the domiciliary visits.
This morning M. Buffett, who rep
resents the Due d'Orleans, vigorously
protested against the violation of his
domicile and declared that the Royal
ist party will be -always conspicuous
even if threatened with Imprisonment.
Many documents were seized at M.
Buffett's residence.
Quantities of propagandist literature
and medals of the Duo d'Orleans, a
list of members of the Royalist com
mittee and voluminous correspondence
were seized at the headquarters of the
Royalist committee in the Faubourg St.
Honore and at the residence of Comte
Sanbran de Ponteves.
The officer who visited M. de Moni
court surprised him just as he had
returned from Brussels with letters
from the Due d'Orleans addressed to
Royalist personages, and Instructions
from the pretender to his supporters.
All these were seized.
M. Thiebaud expressed surprise at
the proceedings against him on the
ground that he belonged neither to the
Royalist committee nor the Anti-Se
mitic league.
Altogether a large quantity of docu
ments were secured and placed under
seal. All whose residences were"
searched denied the possession of com
promising documents, but it is believ
ed the raids will be continued.
In consequence of an announcement
that demonstrations were Intended to
be made at the Vendome column,
thirty agents of the police were posted
ln the vicinity today. About 3 o'clock
this afternoon people began to arrive
with bouquets of violets. Five who
threw flowers over the railing sur
rounding the column were promptly
placed under arrest, although released
shortly afterwards on giving their
names and addresses to the police.
Henceforth demonstrators will be al
lowed to promenade with emblems, but
not to approach the column.
TURIN, Feb. 26.— The Due d'Orleans
arrived here this evening from Brus
Steps Taken to Prevent an Uprising
on the Frontier.
MADRID, Feb. 26.— The newspapers
are urging the government to main
tain its precautions against Carlist ac
tivity, especially upon the frontier,
where attempts are being made to
smuggle arms and ammunition into the
country with a view tc an early Carl
ist uprising.
The senate committee on credentials
has examined Admiral Cervera, who
had contended that he was entitled to
sit In the senate inasmuch as c.'minal
action had not been taken against him.
The admiral declared that if the loss
of his squadron was a crime lt must
be attributed to the government which
sent him to the Antilles against his
will. He told the committee that he
wept on receiving congratulations upon
his safe arrival at Santiago de Cuba,
for he had foreseen disaster.
Sensational Interview Published in
Paris May Not Re Genuine.
PARIS, Feb. 26.— 50 extraordinary is
the importance attached to the utter
ances of Prince Antony Radzwill hi
the alleged interview with him in the
Liberte, especially in the imputed tone
of hostility towards American com
merce, that serious doubts are express
ed as to whether the Interview is au
Prince Radzwill, who was Emperor
William's representative at the Fame
funeral, after declaring that the kaiser
professes the "greatest admiration for
the grand memories of France's na
tional history and her present army,"
and "is actuated by the most friendly
sentiments," is representing as saying;
"We have so many common points of
interest that a loyal understanding
seems as desirable to France as eGr
With regard to the reported Anglo-
German agreement, Prince Radzwill re
"An entente between such commer
cial rivals as Great Britain and Ger
many is almost impossible."
At this stage of the interview ap
pears the reference to America:
"But there is another country against
which continental powers should indeed
co-operate for the organization of their
economio defense. I mean the United
States, whose pretensions and wealth
are become a danger to us all."
Brother otf the Emperor Is Presid
ing Over Russia's Destinies.
LONDON, Feb. 27.— The Dally Chron
icle's correspondent at Stockholm says
that it Is rumored there that Emperor
Nicholas is ill and that the Imperial
Grand Duke Michael Is presiding over
the government.
The Copenhagen correspondent of the
Daily Mail says: "Well Informed per
sons here assure me that the health of
Emperor Nicholas Is far from good
and his condition causes the greatest
solicitude. His malady appeared
shortly after the issuance of the prop
osition for a disarmament and now
has assumed a serious form. His mal
ady is of such a character as to for
bid all intellectual exertion.
"His participation In the government
is merely formal, confined to signing
documents of whose contents he Is ig
norant. The Grand Duke Michael pos
sesses the executive power, and all
government decisions are arrived at
without the czar's co-operation or
Six Men Killed.
BERNE, Feb. 26.— Six men were killed last
night by a dynamite explosion at the Elger
tunnel works, on the Junxfrau rail-way. It
is supposed that the explosion was the result
ot an accident.
Evidence Indicntes That the Chi
cago! Butcher Killed His Wife.
CHICAGO. Feb. 26. — Evidence
strengthening the belief of the police
that Butcher Albert A. Becker, who
was arrested yesterday on suspicion of
having murdered his wife, did actually
commit that crime was furnished to
day by Dr. W. T. Kirby. who, after a
microsocopteal examination of tho
stains found on the boards in Becker's
barn, expressed the opinion that they
were made by human blood.
Further examination of the barn has
resulted In the discovery of a small
bunch of black hair, which neighbors
say exactly matches that of the miss
ing woman.
Search for the missing body of Mrs.
Becker was continued today, the build
ings and prairie for a mile surrounding
being searched, but no trace of it was
found. The earrings and ring found in
Becker's house, and which the butcher
declared he had recently bought for
his second wife, were positively identi
fied as belonging to the missing
The Police Have Not Changed Their
Views in the Adams Case.
NEW YORK, Feb. 26.— 1f the inquest
into the death of Mrs. Kate D. Adams
is not concluded by next Saturday,
Coroner Hart will demand that further
hearings be postponed until he can dis
pose of some outside business. Coroner
Hart said today that Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Osborne told him he
expected to finish the Adams case by
the end of the ensuing week.
Cornish is to have another session on
the slam d, several members and em
ploye;? of the Knickerbocker Athletic
club are to be called and then the
police and detective bureaus and hand
writing exoerts will tell what they
know and what they suspect.
The developments ln the case and the
evidence offered at the inquest have
not induced the police to change their
views. They still hold to their original
theory and believe the first suspect
guilty of the murder of Mrs. Adams.
Inserted in Sundry Civil Bill hy the
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.-The senate com
mittee on appropriations has completed con
sideration of the sundry civil bill. The most
Important amendment Is a provision for a
cable to Honolulu, the- cost not to exceed
$2,5C0,000, to be built from a Pacific port in
California, to be designated by the presi
dent, to the city of Honolulu. Increases
made by the committee amount to $4, 093, 4^6,
the bill as reported to the senate carrying
$44,593,9*9. Among the items of the bill as
amended are: Two revenue cutters for the
Great Lakes, $165,000, limit of cost, $330,00J;
monument to Sergeant Charles Floyd, Sioux
City, $5,000; national soldiers' home, Hot
Springs, S. D., $50,000, limit of cost $100,0,' X);
Canadian commission, expenses, $50,000; Paris
exposition, appropriation authorized increased
from $650,000 to $1,050,000, appropriated by
amendment $sso,ooo.
Compromise Measure Agrecil Upon
hy the Conferees.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 26.— The conferees on
the census bill have agreed and will make
their report early in the week. Certain fea
tures of both the senate and house bills will
be retained.
The census will be nominally under the
direction of the secretary of the interior,
but all appointments In the census bureau
will be made by the director of the census.
The director, assistant director and 300 su
pervisors are to be appointed by the presi
dent and confirmed by the senate. The di
rector receives a salary of $6,000 and the as
sistant director $4,000.
Storm Severe.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb. 26.— Further ad
vices from the Caiman i.lajids, situated 150
miles from here, as to the terrible storm of
Feb. 13 and 14, say tha* It was the lbcigest
and most severe In the memory cf the In
habitants, the seas aJxnost sweeping over
the islands. During these two days the winds
were from the south. The full extent of
the fatalities are not known, but lt Is known
that twenty persons are missing.
Dlngley Memorial.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.— The annual meet
ing of the Congressional Temperance society
this afternoon at the Vermont Avenue Christ
ian church was a memorlad one, In honcr of
the late Nelson Dlngley, who was president
of the organization. Representative Martin
N. Johnson, of North Dakota, and Hon.
Hiram A. Price were among the speakers.
Shot by a Soldier.
CRAWFORD, Neb"., Feb. 26.— City Marshall
Frank D. Mooney was shot and probably
fatally wounded at the railway station here
last night. Louis Grossman, lsite trumpeter
of Company C, First United States cavalry,
Is under arrest charged with the shooting.
No One Killed.
MUNCIE.Ind., Feb. 26.— Fire in a two-story
tenement house near the factory district this
morning at 2:30 o'clock caused a false rumor
that twelve persons had been burned. Nobody
was injured and the loss was wnaiU
Rebels There Are Inactive, and
Business Is Being Resumed Re
port of a Clash Between Admiral
Dewey and the German Xnvai
Commander Denied List of Cas
ualties The Taking of Cebu.
MADRID, Feb. 26.— An official dis
patch from Manila says:
The situation here is very Merlon*.
The foreign warships are disem
barking troops. Gen. Bios will
lea-re Manila and go to Zamhoangn,
Island of Mindanao.
The government has also received a
long dispatch from Gen. Rios at Ma
nila, but refuses to impart its contents.
El Imparcial. which asserts that it Is
in a position to know the truth of the
situation at Manila, says:
"There is constant fighting between
the Americans and the Tagalos. The
courage and stubbornness of the latter
have caused great anxiety to the Amer
icans, who do not conceal their belief
that the war will be a long and des
perate one. There is the greatest alarm
among foreigners in Manila, and the
commanders of the foreign warships
have decided to land forces to protect
their subjects."
Washington Officials Do Not BelieTe
Troops Hare Been Landed.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26.— The gov
ernment officials here discredit the
statement that the foreign warships are
disembarking troops at Manila. Span
ish sources of information respecting
affairs In the Philippine island, they
say, are not to be relied upon, as the
press and people of Spain do not hesi
tate to circulate statements inimical
to the Interests of this country.
Secretary Alger was shown the dis
patch tonight and without entering
into a discussion of its Importance
said he had had heard no news of that
Several dispatches that reached the
war department today from Gen. Otis
and which were made public were con
fined to routine matters, while Secre
tary Long said he had not heard a
word from Admiral Dewey all day.
Gen. Otis has stated to the officials all
along that he has the situation well In
hand, and there ie no reason to believe
that he would have trouble in keeping
order in Manila where the cream of
his troops are stationed. The press
dispatches from Manila also show a
generally satisfactory condition of af
fairs in that quarter, and there is no
danger to foreign lives and property,
thus avoiding necessity of outside as
ReinfoircementN Sent to the Front
to Strengthen the Line.
MANILA, Feb. 26.— Last night the
rebels concentrated In 'such numbers
near the Chinese cemetery that Gen.
Mac Arthur anticipated an attack and
asked for reinforcements. Two com
panies of the Twenty-third regulars
were sent to Caloocan and a battalion
of the Twentieth regulars to the ceme
tery at about midnight.
The expected attack was not made,
the rebels after making a great noise
with bugle calls and yelis of "Viva in
dependencia" and "Much malo Amer
icanos" and firing volleys, disappeared
in the woods.
It is believed their leaders are get
ting desperate and are attempting to
force the United States troops to make
an attack, in the hope of breaking
through the American lines, but the
rebels are evidently unwilling to be
pacified when facing the Americans. It
is just possible, however, that they
may be goaded into such a move be
fore reinforcements arrive.
All was quiet in the city last night.
No such emergency exists here as is
presented by reports circulated in the
United States — and cabled back to Ma
nila—to the effect that Admiral Dewey
has had a collision of a forcible char
acter with the German naval com
According to the advices brought this
morning by the steamer N. ustra
Senora del Carmen, bringing the news
that the American flag bad been raised
over the island of Cebu, the United
States gunboat Petrel. Commander C.
C. Cornwell, visited Cebu on Feb. 22.
Commander Cornwell ser.t an ulti
matum ashore declaring the intention
of the Americans to take possession,
peaceably if possible, by force if neces
sary. The rebels immediately vacated,
taking their guns to the hills. A party
of marines and blue-jackets was landed
and the American flag was raised by
them over the government building,
which they still occupied when the
Neustra Senora del Carmen arrived. A
battalion of the Twenty-third regulars
left for Cebu today.
The same steamer brought dispatches
from Brig. Gen. Miller at Iloil.i to Maj.
Gen. Otis, reporting that all was quiet
there: that there had been no further
fighting; that confidence had been re
stored and business was being general
ly resumed. Gen. Miller thinks it prob
able the natives will soon become con
vinced of the error of opposing the in-

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