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VOL. XXII.— NO. 13.
The Kiihlikli Governmrut Ques
tioned in the fommona Reu'urd
ing Recent Evcnta
Henry Labouchere Scores the Gov
ernment (or Attempting to Outdo
M\ Great Poweri in Naval Con-
Ht ruction Attempt to Reduce
the Estimate Voted Down by the
ll<»nx« — Ital> - Advent Welcomed.
ROME, March 13.— The Trfbuna asserts
that Italy has not delivered an ultimatum
to China. On the contrary the Italian
government has disavowed the action of
Signor Martino regarding the San Mun
bay affair, and has recalled him, con
fiding Italy's Interests to the British min
ister at Pekin, Sir Claude Mac Donald,
until the successor of Martino arrives
LONDON, March 13.— 1n the house of
commons today William Pritchard Mor
gan, who recently secured what appears
to be an Immensely valuable concession
In the Chinese province of Sze Chuen,
moved to adjourn, In order to call atten
tion to the Bupport given by the British
minister at Pekin, Sir Claude M. Mac-
Donald, to Italy's demand for lease of
San Mun bay. He declared that Great
Britain, the United States and Japan
needed expansion of trade, and it was a
great mistake to support Italy, whose
demand, he claimed, was another step
towards the disintegration of China.
The parliamentary secretary of the for
eign office, Rt. Hon. William St. John
Brodrick, defended the government's ac
tion. He said so far as Great Britain
was concerned, if Italy can persuade
China to make concessions her majesty's
government would welcome Italy's ap
pearance In the Far East as an ally of
Great Britain. The motion to adjourn
was negatived without a division.
During the discussion of the naval es
timate, Henry Labouchere, Liberal mem
ber for Northampton, moved a reduction
in the vote. He argued that the govern
ment was "playing the game of 'beggar
my neighbor' against the whole world,"
and declared it "foolish swagger to build
more ships than any other country."
Great Britain, he asserted, was not rich
er than the United States nor than
France and Russia combined.
John Dillon, Nationalist member for
East Mayo, In supporting the motion,
said: "British statesmen who attempt to
induce the United States to abandon their
traditions by embarking in a 'wild career
of naval competition with Europe will
bitterly regret it. For the day will come
■when England will be hard driven to
maintain naval equality with the United
States alone. The first lord of the ad
miralty (Mr. Goschen) Is trying to com
pete with six powers."
Arthur J. Balfour, the government
leader, denied that the government had
any such insane idea. The first lord of
the admiralty, he declared, deliberately
based his policy upon the accepted prin
ciple that Great Britain's navy should be
equal to the force of any two other pow
The house rejected the motion for a re
duction in the estimates by- 147 votes
against 10.
The news of Signor Martino's recall
came as a complete surprise to the pub
lic. It Is understood that his note ask
ing China to accept the first Italian note
was regarded by the Italian as too con
ciliatory, but the general belief is that
China will Interpret the recall as a sign
of weakness.
Count Orfini, the Italian minister at
Tokio, will be appointed to succeed Signor
LONDON, March 14.— The Shanghai
correspondent of the Daily Mail says:
'■The Chinese here report that Great
Britain has seized the Miao Tao islands,
opposite Port Arthur, in the Strait of
Pc Chi LI and north of Teng Chau Fau
in the northwestern portion of Shan Tung
Good Office* of the I'nlted States Are
Reqneoted for China.
WASHINGTON, March 13.— A deter
mined, though unofficial effort, is being
made to secure the exercise by the Unit
ed States of its good offices in behalf of
China. The matter has not yet been
brought officially to the attention of Sec
retary Hay, but it Is understood that he
is aware of the wishes of certain Inter
ested persons and the advantages from
their point of view which would accrue
to this government in case of euch action.
I*, is untrue that any appeal has been
nif.de to this government to make any
representations to foreign governments to
ire vent them seizing Chinese territory.
What is desired is that this government
shall, through its minister in Peking, in
form the empress dowager of the dan
gtrous position China occupies, and hav
ing done this, make a public declaration
that the commercial interests of the
United States make it necessary that no
. further leases of Chinese coast territory
be granted.
It is extremely improbable, however,
that this government will consent to take
such action.
Emperor Trying- to Force the Army
Bill Through the Reichstag.
BERLIN, March 13.— The conflict aris
ing from the differences existing between
the government and the budget commit
tee regarding the military bill is more
serious than at first thought. The em
peror insists upon the full amount asked
for. The Imperial chancellor, Prince Ho
henlohe, conferred confidentially this af
ternoon with Dr. Lieber, the Centrist
.leader, urging that the Center shouM
yield. Dr. Lieber replied that this was
Impossible, as it would destroy the Cen
ter's influence with the electors.
A number of leading members of the
relchstag, of all parties, tonight are of
the opinion that the reichstag tomorrow
will yoU down the budget committee's
report by about 200 against 16S, and they
believe a dissolution will follow. The
Center, however, does not believe there
will be a dissolution, but thinks it is a
mere "bluff" on the part of the govern
Gustnf Hooted by v Mob on the
Streets of Christiania.
CHRISTIANIA, Norway, March 13.—
There was a popular demonstration here
last evening against Crown Prince 'Gus
taf, duke of Wernland, who was recent
ly appointed regent on account of ill
ness to his father, King Oscar 11. He
met a crowd of people who hooted him,
hissed him and pelted him with snow
balls. The crowd was dispersed by the
police and several arrests were Ynade.
The Norwegian papers condemn the
Text of the Communication From
Archbishop Ireland Made Public.
NEW YORK, March 12.— The text of the
letter that Archbishop Ireland addressed
to the pope in acknowledgment of the lat
ter's pronouncement upon "Americanism"
has been received in this city. The let
ter Is in French, and the full translation
is as follows:
Most Holy Father: Immediately on
reading the letter which your holiness
has just addressed to his eminence. Card
inal Gibbons, and to other members of
the American episcopate, I hasten to
thank your holiness for this act of es
teem and love toward the Catholics of
the United States as well as our entire
American nation.
New light has come; misunderstand
ings are no more. Now we can even de
fine the errors which "certain ones" have
wished to cloak with the name of
"Americanism" and define the truth
which alone Americans call "American
Moreover, so clear and precise are the
distinctions and explanations given in
the apostolic letter that the danger v.hich
was not understood by all the people of
the United States— a danger which I my
self, I confess, did believe might arise
— is no longer possible.
Seeing the astonishing confusion of
ideas and the subsequent controversies
started, especially in France, about the
book "Vie dv Pere Hecker," the extent
of which can be measured by the- apos
tolic letter, I can no longer "be blind to
the fact that it was a necessity for the
chief pastor to raise his voice to en
lighten and pacify men's minds.
Assuredly, with all the strength of my
soul, I repudiate and I condemn every
opinion which the apostolic letter repudi
ates and condemns— all those false and
dangerous opinions to which, as the let
ter says, "certain persons give the name
of Americanism." I repudiate and I
condemn those opinions, without any ex
ception, literally, as your holiness repudi
ates and condemns them, and I repudiate
and condemn them with all the greater
readiness and heartfelt joy because my
Catholic faith and my understanding of
the teachings and practices of the loly
church never for a single instant per
mitted me to open my soul to such ex
The whole episcopate of the United
States, in their own names and in tl c
names of their people, are ready to re
pudiate and condemn those errors. We
cannot but be indignant that such an
injury has been done us— to our bishops,
to our faithful people, to our nation— in
designating by the word "Americanism,"
as certain ones have done, such errors
and extravagances as these.
Most holy father, it Is the enemies of
the church in America and the faithless
Interpreters of the faith who "imagine"
that there exists, or who desire to es
tablish, in the United Oi "' - = - hurch
differing in one iota from the holy ond
i V
universal church which other rations
recognize—the only one which Rome
itself, infallible guardian of the revela
tion of Jesus Christ, recognizes or can
Begging your holiness graciously to ac
cept this expression of the sentiment of
my love and devotion, and to bestow
upon me the favor of the apostolic bless
ing, I have the honor to be your holi
ness' devoted son. —John Ireland,
Archbishop of St. Paul.
He Will Be Chosen by the National
Bolard April 12.
CINCINNATI, 0., Maich 13.-Charles
William Johnson, senior vice commander
in-chlef of the d. A. R., today, issued a
call for the executive committee of the
national board of administration of the
Grand Army to meet at the Continental
hotel in Philadelphia, on April 12, to
select a commander-in-chlef to succeed
the late Gen. Jamos A. Sexton.
Senior Vice Commander Johnson has
been indorsed by the department of Ohio,
as well as by the local posts of this city,
and will be a candidate for election aa
the successor of Sexton.
Vice Commander Johnson has been act
ing as commander-in-chief, and his
friends will urge the executive committee
to elect him Sexton's successor. He will
accept the honor, but stated he would
not work for election. There are several
candidates for other offices in the event
of Johnson's election as commander-in
chief. W T hile the committee is In session
it will transact a large amount of busi
ness relative to the encampment in Phila
delphia in September.
Pic quart's Trial.
PARIS, March 13.— C01. Plcquart, In ao
cordance with the decision of the crim
inal section of the court of cassation has
been handed over for trial to the civil
authorities and has been transferred
from the Cherche Midi military prison to
the civil prison at La Santo.
Driven Back by the Troops, Sup
ported by the Navy's
Gen. Wheaton'a Brigade Advanced,
and the Native Forces Scattered
When They Attempted to Make a
Stand Tn c First Step in the Of
fensive Campaign In the Philip
pines The Native Loss Heavy.
MANILA, March 14.— (Noon.)— At 7
o'clock this morning, hearing the insur
gents' bugles sounding, Scott's battery
dropped three shrapnell shells into the
woods on the left of the Pasig church.
No reply was made, and at 7:30 a. m.
the Twenty-second regiment infantry
advanced until they encountered a num
ber of volleys. The fire was returned
with interest.
The line then wheeled towards Pate
ros, in the following order:
The Oregon volunteers, the Twentieth
regulars and Washington volunteers, a
cavalry attachment, the Twenty-second
regulars and reserve artillery. The troops
followed by the roads, while the gun
boats Oeste and Laguna de Baya assist
ed in returning the fire on the left flank.
Three rebel canoes were captured on tha
The rebel sharpshooters at Caloocan
continue active, but no casualties are re
NEW YORK, March 13.— (Special.)— A
special cablegram from Manila says:
Gen. Otis today took the first step to
ward crushing the power of the forces of
Agulnaldo In the vicinity of Manila. Gen.
Wheaton's brigade was selected as the
weapon of offense, and Pasig, the strong
hold of the Filipinos, as the objeot of
attack. Tonight the American trooDS
are resting on their arms in the position
of the natives, and the Stars and Stripes
are flying over the defenses which have
sheltered the pick of Aguinaldo's army.
Fighting began at dawn this morning,
when Wheaton's brigade moved forward,
preceded by a charging squad of cavalry.
—New York Herald.
There was an obstinate resistance on the
part of the natives for a time, but they
were slowly driven back by the advanc
ing troops, and the gunboats moving up
the river poured in a murderous flre from
their machine guns wherever volley fir-
Ing indicated that the Filipinos were at
tempting a stand. Wherever a direct
charge was possible the natives fell back
before the American advance. Progress
was slow but steady, and before 4 o'clock
In the afternoon Pasig was in possession
of the troops of Gen. Wheaton. There
was no necessity for carrying the city
by assault, as the natives retreated and
left its possession undisputed when the
final test came.
Losses cannot be accurately given, but
thirty Filipinos at least were killed and
some twenty were taken prisoners. On
the American side three were killed and
six wounded.
Today's advance apparently showed
that the natives are unable to stand up
to desperate fighting, and Oen. Otis will
probably be able to advance his lines
in any direction he pleases. The Filipi
nos must depend upon the bushwhacking
tactics, which were successful against
the Spaniards.
Details of the Advance and the Cap
ture of the City.
MANILA, March 13.-At daylight Brig.
Gen. Lloyd Wheaton' s divisional brigade
consisting of the Twentieth United States
Infantry, the Twenty-second infantry,
eight companies of the Washington vol
unteers, seven companies of the Oregon
volunteers, three troops of the Fourth
United States cavalry and a mounted
battery of the Sixth artillery, was drawn
up on a ridge behind San Pedro Macati
a mile south of town.
The advance was sounded at 6:30 a. m
the cavalry leading the column, at a
■mart trot, across the open to the right,
eventually reaching a clump command
ing the rear of Guadalupe.
Supported by the Oregon volunteers,
the advance force opened a. heavy fire on
the rebels. The response \tlt» feeble and
desultory, apparently coming from hand
fuls of men in every covert. While the
right column was swinging toward the
town of Paslg, they advanced, pouring
volleys Into the bush. A email body of
rebels made a determed stand at Guad
alupe church, but the enemy waa unable
to withstand the assault.
A river gunboat started towards Pasig,
and the rebels were first encountered by
this vessel in the jungle near Guadalupe.
Steaming slowly, the gunboat poured a
terrific fire from her Gatling guns into
the brush. For all of an hour the whiz
zing of the rapid-fire guns alternated
with the booming of the heavier on
In the meantime, Scott's battery ashore
was shelling the trenches and driving
the enemy back. The artillery then ad
vanced to the ridge of bamboo and drove
a few of the enemy's sharpshooters away
with volleys from their carbines. The ar
tillery then advanced and met with little
opposition. In the meantime the column
moved forward In extended order, the
Washington regiment resting on the bank
of the river, each regiment deploying on
reaching its station, and furnishing its
own supports.
The entire column then wheeled towards
the river, driving the enemy toward his
supports and then advanced on Guada
lupe. The artillery moved to a ridge
commanding Paslg and Parteros. By
this time the enemy was in full flight
along a line over a mile long, and the
firing was discontinued temporarily In
order to give the troops a rest before
making- the attack on Pasig.
Aitcv a short rest. Gen. Wheaton re
sumed the attack on Paslg. Scott's bas.
tery, supported by two companies of the
Twentieth regiment, advanced on Guada
lupe by the road along the river ba».k.
the remainder of the Twentieth rejjimont
and the Twenty-second follow! 'i,j vilh
tho reserve of the Oregon volunteers.
The column came in contact with the
enemy and a gunboat steamed to tlie
firing line and cleared the jungle on both
sides while the battery took a position
on a bluff at the right. The first shot
from the American field pieces at 1,200
yards' range dislodged a gun of the
enemy at Paslg. After the town had been
shelled the Twentieth regiment lined
up on the bluff, and the Twenty-second
took a position on the left of- the y>lace,
with the cavalry in the center, whero
upon the enemy retreated to the town.
The gunboat then moved into a bend
position, and a hot fire on the rebel po
sition was maintained along the whole
American line until 2:20 p. m., when
preparations were made for the attack.
The rebels were met opposite Pateros,
but the enemy bolted, and left the city
of Pasig in possession of the American
Thirty of the rebels were killed, six
teen were taken prisoners, anfl the Amer
icans lost six men wounded.
The whole American line bivouacked fit
6 o'clock. About 500 rebels were reported
to be marching northward a few miles
to the southwest.
Whole Regiment to Be Sent to the
Navy Yard at Cavlte.
WASHINTGON, March IS.— lt is said to
be the Intention of the navy department
to send 1,000 marines to Cayite to take
care of the navy's interests there.. It is
the purpose to send a coloriel lri" command
of these men, though until the full regi
ment is on the scene the marines will re
main under the command of Maj. Atway
C. Berryman, the senior officer of the
corps, now in the Philippines.
This seems to be a very. .large number
(ft marines to Btation at one navy yard,
but the explanation is that t ! ie Cavlte sta
tion is the largest in the possession of the
United States, Including about seventy
square miles of land with thirteen milea
of water front.
The work of repairing the three Spanish
gunboats raised in Manila bay Is reported
to be progressing rapidly at Hong Kong,
under the direction of Constructor Capps
and Assistant Constructor Hobson. The
constructor's reports to the navy depart
ment show that the other sunken Spanish
warships have been so badly damaged a»
to be not worth the cost of raising and
Edward J. Fnlcane Is Reported
Dead at Manila.
WASHINGTON, March 13 —The follow
ing cablegram has been received at the
war department:
"Manila, March 12.— Adjutant General,
Washington: Following deaths since last
Meekly report: March 8, Private Alexan
der R. Chaplin, Company M, Fourteenth
Infantry, accidentally shot; March 9,
Benry C. Offalery, Company L, Second
Oregon; Edward J. Fulcane, Company I,
Thirteenth Minnesota, variola; March 10,
Albert W. Hartrigsen, Company E,
Fourth cavalry, accidentally shot; March
11, Louis E. Westphal, Company B, First
California, dysentery. Died of wounds
received in action, March D, Private
Joseph Spaeth, Company G, Fhst Wyo
ming. —"Otis."
"Will Nott Permit Spain to Buy the
Release of Prisoners.
LONDON, March 13. -It is reported
from Manila that Gen. Otis has ordered
discontinuance of the negotiations be
tween Spanish Gen. Rios and Agulnaldo
for the release of Spanish prisoners on
payment of a heavy indemnity. Such
payment would strengthen the Filipino
cause by replenishing the insurgent treas
Casualties at Manila, ;!
WASHINGTON, March 13.— The J'
i following is a revised list of the cas- t
ualties in today's fighting at Manila: <
| KILLED. ]>
/ PRIVATE STEWART, Twentieth j!
| infantry. . ji
second infantry.
i| Twentieth Kansas.
Corporal Chris Thompson and
Privates L. Folgar, Charles Davis,
Thomas Miller, R. Piper, C. Sum- ||
ncr and Mathew Sharkey, of the ( ,
Twentieth infantry; Privates Charles ]i
Easley, Theodore Misner, John Bla- ,'
zek, William O'Brien, William I
Rhinehard and Wlllet Harmon, '
Twenty-second infantry; Private i
Walter Irvine. ]>
Coal for Denfy.
WASHINGTON, March 13.-The navy
department is now loading at Newport
News 6.000 tons of coal to be taken to
Manila, via the Suez canal. The depart
ment has shipped 40,000 tons to Manila
since the war began.
Demonstration In Honor of the De
posed fuliau Leader Prevented by
the Police
Jeered and Attacked by the Crowd
——The Trooips "Were Called Upon
to Clear the Streets and Preserve
Order The General Has Not Yet
Indicated a Course of Action to
Gen. Bruoke.
HAVANA, March 13.— Federico Mora,
civil governor of Havana, this morning,
hearing officially of preparations for an
outpouring of the public in honor of Gen.
Gomez, directed the police to prevent the
parade. They tried to do so. Chief of
Police Menocal, with his mounted in
spectors and policemen, by twos and
threes, attempted to turn back the vari
ous bodies marching toward Quinto de
las Mollnas, the residence of Gomez.
Col. Haoul Arango took a flag away
from an American who was parading.
He was Immediately surrounded by a
menacing crowd. He clubbed one of the
demonstrators till the blood flowed. Then,
dismayed by the savage yells of the
wounded man's companions, he withdrew
to another point. When near Quinto de
las Molinas the demonstrators began to
shove the policemen, pulling their coats
and attempting to take away their clubs.
The Twentieth regulars, who were sent
at double quick with fixed bayonets to
protect the policemen, charged down
upon a crowd of a thousand. In two
minutes the avenue was clear for blocks,
but not a person was hurt by the reg
ulars. Eventually, without regard to the
police, an immense crowd collected in
front of the residence of Gomes, the
summer palace, cheering and waving
more than GOO flags and banners.
Gen. Gomez, accompanied by many no
table persons, soon made his appearance
upon the balcony and was greeted with
long continued cheering. He made a
brief speech along the line of his appeal
to the Cuban army and people of yes
terday, and expressed his gratification at
such an illustration of public approval.
The assembly ppcned at 2:30.. Gen.
Laret deplored the presence of an armed
guard, Haying that the assembly had
nothing to fear from the people of Cuba,
and that if the people wanted to do its
members injury the shame was theirs.
Sehor' Clsneros was elected to succeed
the retiring vice president.
In acknowledging the election, Senor
Cisneros referred to the "miserable" $3,
--000,000 which the United States has offer
Senor Andrade called him to order, say-
Ing that he could not permit him to speak
disparagingly In public of the United
States and President McKinley, to whom
Cuba owed much.
A letter was read from Gen. Mayla
Rodriguez supporting Saturday's action.
Then a motion was made declaring Senor
Gonzales de Quesada "a traitor to the as
sembly" and an "accomplice of Gomez"
and asking for his expulsion. It waa
unanimously carried by a viva voce vote.
A committee of three was appointed to
draft an address to the Cuban people
and army regarding Saturday's action of
the assembly with instructions to report
at tomorrow's session.
Then followed speeches by Sangullly,
Purthondo and Agerro, all referring- to
the "lying statement" of Gomez and re
peating- the charges against him made
on Saturday. The general effect of their
utterances was a justification of Satur
day's proceedings— a claim that the as
sembly was acting solely with a view of
obtaining recognition of the just deserta
of the Cuban soldiers.
Gen. Sanguilly declared that Gomez hafl
transferred his adherence from Cuba to
the United States after talking with Mr.
Porter and Gen. Erooke. Senor Pur
thondo said Gomez always opposed tho
civil authority during the revolution, and
was now ready to use his influence to dis
arm the Cubans. Cuba, the speaker as
serted, was "full of bandits," and it waa
the sacred duty of the assembly to pre
vent this great wrong. Violently attack
ing the Cuban civil governors, he declared
that the assembly would lead Cuba to lib
erty no matter what means were employ
ed. This declaration was received with
loud cries of "Long live the assembly."
The meeting was, however, not marked
by any disturbances and was over by
Gen. Gomez has not indicated to Gov.
Gen. Brooke whether he will go ahead
with the distribution of the $3,000,000 aa if
the military assembly did not exist, al
though his disposition is to do so. But if
he so decides the plans for distributing
the money will be carried out as arranged
before his deposition. If Gen. Gomez
should think it best to retire the military
administration will have nothing to do
with the assembly. Gen. Brooke will
treat directly with the corps commanders.
It Will Be Taken Under the Direc
tion of Gen. Brooke.
WASHINGTON. March 18.— The admin
istration has decided to take a census of
the island of Cuba as complete and oare
ful as that taken in the United States. A
census is found to be necessary to deter
mine who are the qualified voters before
the election is held to establish a repre
pentative government.
This census will not be taken by or
through any organization claiming to be
representatives of the Cuban people, but
by the authority and under the direction
of the military branch of the United
States government assisted by such civil
officers as may be neosseary to carry on
the work.
It may be stated In this connection that
the government of the United States does
not and has not recognized any assembly,
organization, person or faction in Cuba
as authorized to speak for the Cuban
The action of the "Cuban assembly"
has given the government at Washington
no concern whatever. It is now known
that the $3,000,000, now on its way to
Cuba, will be acceptable to the soldiers
of the Cuban army. It matters not
whether Gomes has been deposed or not.
price two cents— { ggyyyUw
Weather Forecast (or St. Paul.
Fair) 'Warmer.
I— ltaly 'Will Not Coerce China.
Flffhtlnv at Manila.
Death of Col. We«t.
Rioting- In Havana.
2-Mortrn»on Suicide Development*
Hotel at White Bear.
Temperance Women Differ.
St. Paul School Union.
3 — Home Short of Men.
Meat Inspection BUI.
Cycle Thief Bounty.
Delaware Short a Senator.
Liberty for Dreyfus.
4— Kdlttn-lal.
Navy Promotion* Problem.
6 — hportins N'e-ivn.
Newt of Railroad*.
Fever Feared In Cuba.
Rendering Tank Trap*.
Samoa Situation Improve*.
6— Dally Market Report*.
7— Guaranty Loan Foreclosure.
Minneapolis Matter*.
>orthwe»t New*.
B— ln the Field of Labor,
Location* of New Market House.
Public Work* Board.
Historical Society Meeting.
BALTIMORE— Arrived: Hestia, Glasgow.
LONDON— Arrived: Maine, Philadelphia.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Pennland, Phil
adelphia: Umbria, New York.
HAMBURG— SaiIed: Pretoria, New York.
ATHENS— Arrived: Auguste Victoria,
from New York, on Orient excursion.
METROPOLITAN— "The Idol's Eye,"
GRAND— "Hogan's Alley," 8:15.
Palm Garden— Vaudeville, 2 and 8.
Camera club organizes, Albion hotel, 8
Lecture, Christ church, Bishop Grafton,
8 PM.
Missionary meeting, First M. B. church,
230 PM
Sunday School Institute, Central Park
M. E. church, all day.
Concert, St. Anthony Park M. E. church.
8 PM.
N. W. Railway club, Ryan hotel, 8 PM.
or -whether he accepts his deposition. The
government will deal with the individuals
of the Cuban army, and ihe money will
be paid to the soldiers by the omoers Of
the United States army. The payment of
the $3,0X1,000 to the Cuban soldiers will
form a basis of the proposed census, as
considerable Information concerning the
Cubans will be taken at that thne.
Force* of Ilejes Scattered and the
General a Fugitive.
BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua, March 16
(via New Orleans, March 13.)— The revo
lution, which began a month ago under
favorable circumstances, haß collapsed.
Nicaragua- has gained control of the At
lantic coast, formerly known as the
Mosquito reservation, and Gen. Reyes,
who led the revolution, Is a fugitive
In Colombia.
This revolt is the outcome of a dispute
between Gen. Reyes, then governor of
the territory, and President Zelaya, Gen. |
Reyes refusing to establish the increased
duties arranged by the head of the na
tional government. In this fight the
general was accompanied by some fifty
Americans, all of whom are now scat
tered through the tropics and the United
In the mountains some miles back from
the coast an outpost, officered by Amer
icans, fought stubbornly, and as a result
Nicaragua lost sixty men. The commis
sary stores, however, were cut oft by the
thousands of Nicaraguans and the moun
tain forces were finally compelled to sur
render, and now the victorious Nicara
guan troops, drunk and fighting, have
charge of the territory.
Gen. Reyes, realizing it would be im
possible to hold out against the Nica
raguans, all expected outside aid fail
ing to come, gave himself up to com
mander Slmonds, of the Marietta, and
Capt. Burr, of the English cruiser Intre
Remain* Discovered Near Santiago
Those of the Spanish Admiral.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, March 13.— Gen.
Leonard Wood, military governor of the
department of Santiago, has positively
identified the remains of the Spanish offi
cer, discovered a few days ago among
the rocks on the shore, about four miles
west of El Morro, as those of Admiral
Villamil, who commanded the Spanish
torpedo boat destroyers in the naval bat
tle which resulted in the destruction of
Admiral Cervera's squadron.
It is understood here— though as to this
there is no certainty— that Admiral Vil
lamil was taken ashore from the Pluton
In a dying condition, tied In an armchair,
and the supposition is that he died im
mediately on reaching the shore, the
body being left abandoned among the
rocks where it remained undiscovered un
til a few days ago.
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Small Hope of Saving? the Steamer
or Her Cnreo.
YARMOUTH, N. S., March 13.— The Al
lan line steamer Castilian, ashore on
Ganet rock ledge, will assuredly be a
total loss and the chance of- saving the
cargo is now regarded as slim.
Capt. Barret and the first and second
officers still remain on her. All the rest,
officers and crew, are now in Yarmouth.
None of the officers here has any ex
planation to offer for the ship being so
far out of her course. "While no sound of
the striking was heard on the bridge the
people forward heard it. Eleven of the
cabin passengers of the Castilian ar
rived here tonight. They say the weath
er was not foggy when the ship struck.
Sensational Termination of the Du
lnth Flour Theft Case.
DULUTH, Minn., March 13.— (Special.)
—In the district court tonight, at 11
o'clock, Thomas Suitor and Henry
White, connected with the thefts of flour
and copper from the Arthur Orr, were
convicted by a jury of grand larceny in
the first degree. The jury recommended
the men to the mercy of the court.
Senator Jones Better.
WASHINGTON, Marsh 13. — Senator
Jones, of Arkansas, who is ill at his
residence in this city. Is tonight reported
aa resting comfortably.
He Had Been In the Best of Health
Apparently A*
Late In the Evenlnß He Suddenly
Swooned and Never Spoke Again,
—Apoplexy Is Supposed to Have
Been the Cause of Death Urn.
eratlon In the Hotel Manage.
John T. West, known the world over ■
as the proprietor of one of the most
palatial hostelries in the Northwest, and
for thirty years a resident of Minnesota,
died very suddenly, and without warn
ing, in the office of his hotel, the West,
Minneapolis, at 1020 last evening.
Col. West, as he had been familiarly
known by all for a quarter of a century,
had been in the best of spirits, and in
company with Lac Stafford, his dally
companion, he had spent most of the
day. They had spent the early part of
the evening witnessing the performance
of "The Prisoner of Zenda," at the Met
ropolitan opera house. At the close of
the second act, Col. West bade Mr. Staf
ford good night and started for the hotel.
He walked into the Hennepin avenue '
entrance to the rotunda with his usual
elastic swing, just twelve minutes after
10 o'clock, and walked directly to the
office, bowing right and left to a score
of acquaintances about the lobby. In
the office he removed his hat, coat and
gloves, tucking the latter into a pocket,
hung them up, and leaning his cane
against the wall, walked out of the office
to the rear of the desk, behind which
stood Clerk Jackson. The colonel spoke
casually to Jackson and then lit a cigar,
which he took from his pocket, when ho
sank suddenly to the floor, with the cigar
etlll between his teeth and the paper In
his hands.
The family physician. Dr. Staples, who
lives in the hotel, was not in at the time,
and Dr. Richardson was summoned, ar
riving in a few minutes, but the latter
pronounced tne case hopeless on his ar
rival. Death had already ensued. Jt is
attributed to apoplexy.
Miss Clara West, one of the colonel's
daughters, was summoned quickly, but
he never spoke to any one after sinking
to the floor. He leaves another daughter,
Mrs. Edward La Tice.
John T. West was between fifty-four
and fifty-five years of age and was one
of the oldest hotel men in the North
west, probably the oldest, with the ex
ception of Col. Allen, of the Merchants,
St. Paul. In early life a conductor on the
Baltimore & Ohio, Mr. West, shortly af
j ter the war, determined to abandon rail
roading and seek his fortune in the then
fast developing Western country. Ho
bought out the saloon and restaurant
which Jacob Barge had then been run
ning at Third avenue south and Wash
ington, and where, curiously enough, Mr.
Barge has recently returned after many
ups and downs. Thle was in the heart of
the then thriving town, and a few yeais
later Col. West leased the Nicollet houso
from the Gilsons, its then owners. At
that time it was a gold mine. The North
west was being rapidly filled with home
seekers, and the Nicollet house In Min
neapolis with the Merchants' in St. Paul
were crowded constantly. Col. West was
convinced that better hotel accommoda
tions should be afforded the traveling
public. He had a wealthy uncle In Cin
cinnati, c. C. West, who had amassed
a fortune, and of this fortune the elder
West was willing to put a million dol
lars into what was then without ques
tion the finest hotel west of Chicago, and
one which few rival in elegance in tho
same territory even yet. The founda
tion* were laid in the early '80s and in
1884, just before the city of Minneapolis
entertained its greatest gathering, tho
Grand Army encampment, the new hotel
was opened. Col. West was for several
years its active manager, but in later
years, and since the death of his uncle,
the active management of the detail of
the hotel has devolved on others, CoL
West devoting his time to a considerable
extent to his two young daughters, whom
he educated abroad, and with whom he
has practically circumnavigated the
globe in the last few years.
Several People Seriously Injured,
Some of Them Fatally.
MILFORD, Pa., March 13.— A wind
storm of unusual velocity swept ovor a
large section of Pike county last night,
causing considerable damage to proerty
and Injuring a number of persons,, sev
eral of whom will probably die.
The storm was most severe at Deep
Hollow, about thirteen miles from here,
where the storm struck the home of
Elijah Vandermark, sheriff of the coun
ty. Mr. Vandermark, her seven children
and Maurice Young, a relative, escaped
from the house, but were thrown to the
ground. Joseph, one of the children, was
severely injured and probably" will die.
Young received concussion of the brain.
Only Two Members of the Crew of n.
Trawler Rescued.
ABERDEEN, Scotland, March 13.— A |
steam trawler, tvhlch has Just reached
here, has landed two engineers and n.
seaman belonging to the Norwegian
steamer Idraet, hailing from Stavenger,
bound from the Tyno to Bergen, which
foundered in tho North sea, on March 10. '
Twelve other members of ihe crew of the
Idraet are supposed to have perlshod.
The Idraet was of 697 tons.
Use for Volunteer*.
WASHINGTON, March 13.— 1t Is ex
pected that Gen. Otis will be authorized
to organize three or four regiments of
the provisional army out of the volun
teers from the various states now at
Manila when the time comes for muster
ing out these volunteers. At present the
volunteers, it is stated at the war depart
ment, do not want to como homo, having
the American determination not to "re
treat while under lire."

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