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The Globe regreta that some
of St. Paul did not have Globes
enough yesterday to meet the de
mands of new customers. They
will increase the:r orders for next
\ C!I,. XXII.— NO. 70.
Sunday Session *t-( the Court Held
nt Kurt Lcavenwortu Only One
Witness on the Stand The Hear
ings Are to B« Resumed in Chi-
Cairo Story of the Regular Sol
dier Not Shaken.
LEAVENWORTH. Kan., March 10.—
The army beef board of inquiry concluded
the taking of testimony at Fort Leaven
vorth at noon today and at 4:15 departed
for Chicago, where the sessions will be
resumed Monday. The sole witness ex
amined today was Sergeant Edward Ma
son, Troop A, First United States cavalry,
located at Fort Robinson, Neb., who serv
ed as regimental commissary sergeant at
Lakeland, Fla., and during the Cuban
Sergeant Mason's testimony was prob
ably the most direct that has been a<l
duced since the court left Chicago, the
witness declaring that the meat received
at Lakeland for use in his regiment was
"undoubtedly chemically treated."
"An agent of Amour & C 0.," he testi
fied, "told me at the time that this meat
had been treated with what was called
preservatine." Witness had refused to
accept the meat.
Sergeant Mason was interrogated in
dividually by each member of the court
and could not be shaken in his testimony.
No complaint was made of the canned
roast beef, he said in answer to a ques
tion as to the meat furnished to the
troops while en route to Cuba, but the
meat was tasteless and unsatisfactory
generally, and had to be thrown over
In Cuba the men of his regiment would
not eat the canned roast beef, and as a
rule it was thrown away. The refrigerat
ed beef issued after the surrender was
good, but as a rule it spoiled before it
could be used.
The witness was then taken in hand
by Maj. Lee. He said he was detailed
commissary sergeant at Lakeland, about
April 29, and served as sucft. to the close
of the Cuban campaign.
"Did you, as commissary sergeant or
a< ting (onunissary sergeant for the regi
ment, draw any refrigerated beef at Tam
pa, or La!.-, land?" asked Maj. Lee.
"1 did. [ilr."
"What occurred?"
"The meat we received was in appear
ance line, but it was undoubtedly chemi
cally treated. One morning I went down
to the refrigerator car to draw meat and
I objected to the appearance of it. An
agent of Armour & Co. was there. 1
do not know what his name was. He told
me at the time that this meat had been
treated with what was called preserva
tine. It was as If it had been painted
over with something like parafflne wax.
There was a light coating on the outside
of the meat. I objected to the color of
th< meat and refused to accept it. Our
commissary officer came down and he re-'
f ised to accept it."
"About what time was that?"
"The 2Sth or 29th of May."
"Who waathe officer that came down?"'
"Lieut. J. C. Hartman."
"About how much of this meat was
there at this time?"
"Probably about 3,000 pounds that was
In the car."
"Did you notice it generally?"
"1 examined the meat very carefully,
as commissary sergeant; I had handled
meat before. The meat was undoubtedly
"Were any reports made by Armour's
agent at that time as to harmfulness or
lack of harmfulness of this preparation;
was it discussed ?"
"My recollection is he said the prepa
ration did not hurt the meat; that it was
safe. He advised us to cut off the out
side, and said th-e meat would be all
rijrht In the interior next to the bone."
"Did he state where this had been
"Xo, sir."
"Where had the meat come from before
coming to Lakeland?"
"I do not know. It came in carloads,
probably from Chicago or Kansas City."
"You know, as a matter of fact, that
there was a refrigerator establishment
there where meats were sent to the vari
ous commands?"
"1 know that. I think our meat came
from Chicago. It was not billed in any
way to the commissary."
"Was all the meat you got there treat
ed with preservatine?"
"That I could not say. The only thing
I know was what Armour's agent told
By Gen. Gillespie: "How did the agent
happen to tell you about the appearance
of the meat?"
"The meat was supplied in the morn
ing and it smelled bad and had a bad ap
pearance. The agent, in simply speaking
of it, saW: 'That Is preservatine. That
is the chemical we use to protect the
meat, to preserve It.' As to what) pre
servatine was I do not know."
"Was this agent at Lakeland or at
"He came up from Tampa."
Do you wish the court to understand
that very much of the meat supplied to
you of that refrigerated beef had been
treated chemically?"
"I would not swear that it was. I will
say that in my opinion it was."
"Did you call the attention of the ser
geant to that meat being treated?"
"I called the attention of my commis
sary officer; my immediate superior."
By Gen. George Davis: "Did all the
meat you got at Lakeland appear to
have this glossy surface like paraffine?"
"Yes, sir."
"Did you say that It looked as though
paraffine was over it?"
"All the car meat we received had that
"How about the beef you received later
In Cuba?"
"The majority of the meat we received
In Cuba spoiled on us. It was the fault
of the climate, as I thought at the time."
"Did it have this white appearance?"
"I could not say, because it was all in
"Who was present beside yourself at
this Interview with the agent of Ar
"Lieut. Hartman and probably Sergeant
Abies, who Is now a commissary sergeant
at Santiago."
"Are you sure the agent was an Ar
mour man?"
"Yes. sir; T am positive of that because
1 made out the vouchers."
"Was he a resident of Tampa?"
"I think he was a Chicago man. He
was a short and heavy-set man. Armour
had two agents there, one a man of twen
ty-five, the other decidedly Jewish in ap
pearance. The one I refer to was the
young man."
"Could you scrape this material off the
surface of the meat— the preservatine?"
"I could not say that we could scrape
it off. It would break. It was so light I
could not scrape it off."
Injuries Received at Santiago While
on Duty Prove Fntnl.
BOSTON, March 19.— Joseph Carroll
Boone, the telegraph operator in the war
balloon in the operations before Santi
ago, died today at the Massachusetts
general hospital as the result of an op
eration on a wound received in the fall
ot the balloon after it had been shot to
pieces. Boone, with two government of
ficers, performed heroic work in the
great airship, which was a target for the
Spanish gunners, until it fell into the
trees and threw all three men out. Boone
was caught In the drag anchor and fear
fully injured. He never fully recovered,
although since last fall up to within two
days of his death he continued his work
as a telegraph operator.
He was born in Annapolis, Md., In 1876,
and went to the front as first corporal of
Company X, Second Massachusetts vol
Calamity has overtaken all three of the
men who were in the balloon. One of
the officers died as the result of his in
juries, while another is an Inmate of an
insane asylum.
Anti-Toxin Used on Human Being's
to Be Tried an a. Cure.
NEWARK, N. J., March 19.— A horse
afflicted with lockjaw Is being treated
with anti-toxin serum by H. Van der
Roest, a veterinary surgeon of this city.
The horse is in a stable in Glenwood av
enue, Orange.
Tetanus is rare among horses, and in
this country antj-toxin treatment has
been tried only a few times, each time
resulting in the animal's death. Dr. Van
der Roest says his patient appears to be
recovering, and he hopes for a complete
The horse is owned by Hahne & Co., of
this city. It is thought to have acquired
the disease by rubbing against a rusty
nail. The animal is extremely nervous.
Light and noise are not allowed to pene
trate the part of the stable in which it
is kept, and it is carefully dieted.
Every now and then the horse has a
violent spasm. At other times it stands
in the stall as motionless as a statue.
When the first hypodermic injection was
used yesterday the animal was held by
the nose, but did not flinch, exhibiting no
sign of pain.
The anti-toxin is from the Pasteur in
stitute in New York, and is much
stronger than that used in the case of a
human being.
Many in the Yellowstone Park Not
Able to Secure Food.
WASHINGTON, March 19.— Capt. Er
wln, acting superintendent of the Yel
lowstone National park, has reported to
the interior department that the unprec
edented fall of snow in the park this year
unquestionably will lead to the death of
very many antelope, deer and elk be
fore the winter is over. In places in the
park snow is over twelve feet In depth
and is firmly crusted everywhere, which
prevents these animals from digging
through and obtaining their food under
neath. This condition of affairs, It is ex-
NEW YORK, March 19.— Mrs. Martha
Place, who will be the first woman to
suffer death in the electric chair, will be
brought to her end on Tuesday. Mrs.
Place has given up all hope of interfer
ence by the governor and is seemingly
resigned to her fate. The necessary in
vitations to persons needed for witnesses
have been sent out by Warden Sage. The
most remarkable feature of the Place
case is the tremendous courage shown
by the governor, who has refused, in
pected, probably will last all this month
and perhaps next.
A small appropriation from the park
revenue for buying hay is asked. Many
deer are now in the immediate neighbor
hood of the military post picking up bits
of hay. The scouts report the elk very
weak «nd believe that unless steps are
taken to feed them the deaths among
them will amount to thousands. The
main herd of buffalo, however, being in
a region of hot springs that melt the
snow, are getting along fairly well.
Reviewed the Troops.
PONCE, Porto Rico, March 19. — In
spector General Breckinridge, of the
United States army, who will Inspect all
the military posts In Porto Rico, re
viewed the troops at Ponce yesterday
and proceeded today to the Yauco dis
ni:i;\ involved
Dance In an Unsavory Section of (lie
Cuban City the Scene of the Dla.
order More Trouble Late Sun
day Evening Reported With Pn
tallties on Both Sides — Police
I npopnla r With the People.
HAVANA, March 19.— A serious conflict
between the police and people of Havana
last night resulted in much shooting and
clubbing. From thirty to fifty people
were wounded, some seriously. Among
the injured is Police Captain Estampes,
formerly a colonel in the Cuban army.
Ever since the interference about a
week ago with the demonstration in
honor of Gen. Maximo Gomez the police
have been unpopular with the populace,
who jeer at them and declare them in
efficient. Certain newspapers let no op
portunity escape to criticise the force,
denouncing the arrests as unfair and
charging the police with trampling on
the rights of a free people. The police
are virtually in the position of men who
have to make the people fear them in
order to secure obedience, as they have
no record to fall back on for example.
Last night's trouble occurred at a pub
lic mulatto ball in San Jose street, an
unsavory quarter of Havana. Many Cu
ban officers, colonels and captains among
them, attended the affair. A policeman
on duty in that street, following orders
to prevent a crowd collecting In front of
the building where the ball was in prog
ress, asked a group of men to go in or
disperse. His request was unheeded,
and after repeating it he was attacked by
the group, whereupon many men issued
from the building, set upon him, took
away his club and revolver and handled
him roughly.
The policeman Immediately notified
headquarters, which ordered twenty re
serves to the scene of trouble. The crowd
had prepared for their arrival. It is said
they opened with a revolver fire on the
police, which the latter returned, the
shooting being kept up until the ammu
nition was exhausted.
The opponents of the police acted with
determination in the affray. Many who
•were in the building mounted to the roof,
which is comparatively low, and fired
upon the policemen from that point. They
were apparently well armed, and this
fact, together with the resolution with
which they fought, seems to confirm the
belief that the attacking party was most
ly made up of Cuban officers, as ordinary
civilians would have fled from the re
volvers of the police. Many women were
A report is In circulation this evening
that two of the injured civilians have
succumbed to their wounds, but this Is
not confirmed. Among those seriously
hurt are Policemen Donato Arosito, En
rique Munoz and Benigue Vasquez nnd
spite of the strongest influence, to In
terfere with the law. Mrs. Place com
mitted one foul murder, and if she did not
succeed in having two charged to her it
was not her fault. She killed her step
daughter Ida from motives of jealousy.
Mr. Place narrowly escaped death at her
hands, and he will never recover from
the wounds given him by the ax that was
wielded by his wife. Horrible as the
execution of Mrs. Place may be, the mur
der she did and the other murder she
tried to do were far more horrible.
Civilians Jose Dominguez, Etouo Goliano,
Alberto Aleja and Irene Rogue.
Public opinion respecting the police is
conflicting. Some sustain them and oth
ers charge them with interfering with
the rights of the people. As the facts be
come known, however, opinion is increas
ing in favor of the force.
It is reported on good authority that
many were wounded, who withdrew has
tily because unwilling to have it known
they were present.
American troops were called to the
scene when the trouble was over and nu
merous arrests followed. Police Captain
Eetampes, who ia well known in Cuban
military circles, Is so badly Injured that
fears are entertained that he will not re
cover. Police Inspector Raoul Angelo,
who came into notlcf on the day of the
Gomez demonstration because of his at
tempts to break up the procession and
who subsequently challenged Gen. Ale
jandro Rodrlgues, chief of staff, of
Gen. Gomez, for having accused him of
clubbing a woman, is credited with bra
very and coolness In his efforts to restore
Numerous permits have been issued for
similar balls this evening, including one
for an affair at the same house, and it is
felt that there may be further thouble.
Those who ought to know say that they
are really against the law, and that the
permits Bhould be revoked.
Shortly before 9 o'clock it was reported
that another conflict between the people
and the police had taken place this even
ing In the outskirts of Havana, and that
two policemen and several civilians are
wounded and were conveyed to police
headquarters. It is asserted also that
two policemen were killed and that the
reserves had been called out. There is
also a rumor that a policeman was stab
bed to death this afternoon.
Cubuna at Santiago Say They Have
No Other Alternative.
There have been several cases of brigan
dage during the last few days In the
neighborhood of San Luis, and thus far
none of the bandits have been captured
though many of them are known to have
been working on the roads last month.
The March estimates have not yet been
approved from Havana. The Cuban offi
cials complain Utterly of the delay,
pointing out that poor men with no work
are compelled to become bandits, thus
placing- the province in a false light.
Woman* Club Election Proves an
Unusually lo\i-ilfii£ Contest.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 19.— One of
the warmest political contests that has
ever occurred in this city took place yes
terday. The electors belong to no politi
cal party. They were neither Democratic,
Republican nor People's party advocates.
Instead they were all women, and that is
what made it interesting. All the
women's clubs In the city, comprising the
flower of Milwaukee womanhood, met in
convention to elect a chairman of the
governing body which shall control the
meeting of the General Federated Clubs
of the United States to be held here in
1900. The candidates were Mrs. James
Sidney Peck and Mrs. H. R. Vedder. and
the former won by one vote.
For several days the liveliest kind of
electioneering has been going on among
the adherents of these two women. The
excitement reached a white heat today
and all the ordinary political methods of
securing votes were used, except the brass
band and whisky. Carriages by the dozens
were in attendance and* scurried every
where throughout ther city to bring in
laggard voters. Both parties met in the
convention hall with their candidates'
badges pinned among, the roses which
decorated their tailor-made gowns. The
only man present was Secretary Sullivan,
of the Citizens' Business league.
He Regards Triplets as a Sign of Im.
pending: Doom.
VICTORIA, B. C, March 19.— Charley,
a West coast Indian, has evoked the
wrath of the "Gods of Vengeance," ac
cording to Indian tradition, because he is
father of triplets. He is chief of Uchuck
leset and an expert sealer, and his death,
he declares, is near at hand.
Capt. Macauly, of the schooner Pene
lope, called at Uchuckleset to secure an
Indian crew for Sealing off California.
Charley was a favorite, Inasmuch as he
was an expert with either the spear or
gun. It was round, however, that since
he became a father of triplets he has
been In great trouble. No money will in
duce him to go to sea, and nothing can
be brought to bear that will lure him
away from his reservation.
He is awaiting his- end. Meanwhile the
three children in some mysterious man
ner have been made away with by the
medicine man of the tribe.
Determined to Resist the Removal
of Smallpox Patients.
LAREDO, Tex., March 19.— The work of
removing smallpox patients to the pest
house, under the direction of State Health
Officer Blunt, was begun this morning.
After ten had been removed the officers
encountered a mob of several hundred
Mexicans, who menaced them in such a
manner that the police were called. Mar
shal Bartholomew and Assistant Marshal
Idar attempted to arrest the leaders of
the Mexicans. Idar was knocked down
and severely beaten. < One of the rloterg
was wounded. Twenty shots were fired,
a dozen arrests made, and the mob dis
The health officers then resumed their
wnrk, but were soon met by another mob
of five or six hundred Mexicans, many of
them armed. The health officers desisted
and communicated with Gov. Sayres. The
war department telegraphed authority to
use the troops at Fort Mclntosh. Tha
Mexicans are much excited, and a bloody
fight is expected when the regular troops
Not Well Enough, Hovre<ver, to Be
Transferred From the Paris.
KINGSTON, Jamaica. March 19.— The
American line steamer Paris, Capt. Fred
Watkins, with the party of Americans
touring in West Indian waters, arrived
here today. John Sherman is steadily
Improving, though he is still a very sick
man and cannot with safety be trans
ferred tomorrow to the United States
cruiser Chicago.
Great interest is manifested in his re
covery on board the Paris.
WASHINGTON, Match 19.— The con
tinued improvement in ex-Secretary Sher
man's condition was noted, in a cable
gram received by Gen. Miles today. The
dispatch was dated Kingston. This Is the
point to which the cruiser Chicago has
been sent to bring Mr. Sherman to the
United States, If his friends want this
done. The cruiser left Havana yesterday
and is due at Klngstbn tomorrow.
Flno CheHi.
NEW YORK, Mbrch 19.— Showalter
and Janowski today agreed to extend
the series of five games originally agreed
upon to six, each having won two games.
Today they contested Hhe fifth game, a
queen's gambit, declined, offered by
Janowski, and after forty-four moves
Showalter won the Tgaine, having played
fine chess throughout?. Score: Qhowai
ter 3, Janowski 2. The final game is to
be contested tomorrow.
Double Tragedy.
CHICAGO, March Charles L. Back
mann, an engraver,- -today shot and mor
tally wounded his jjHfe. He then sent a
bullet in his own Drain, dying almost in
stantly. Backnmmfc and -his wife had
been separated for some time. A quarrel
resulting from Mrs." Backmann's refusal
to live with her husband culminated In
the shooting.
The Admiral Favors an Aggressive
Policy, and Believes the Trouble
Can Be Speedily Ended if Matters
Are Forced Native Leaders Will
Hold Ont an Long as Possible
Day's Fighting Bloody.
MANILA, March 1»,-To Adjutant
General, Washington; Our impro
vlsert gunboats, under Capt. Grant,
Utah artillery, have full possession
of Laguna de Bay; troops, inhab
itants and profperty on shore at our
mercy. Vv ueaton brigade on Pa«tgr
river line drove the enemy north
east into Province Morong. Last
evening enemy attacked portion of
his foirce south of Pastg, killing two
men and wounding twenty of the
Twenty-second Infantry. This
morning Wheaton moved against
the Insurgent force, driving it io
the south seventeen miles, expe
riencing very slight loss. Enemy
left 800 dead on the field.
MANILA, March .I.9.— Some of the reb
els recently expelled from Cavite and
the small towns in the vicinity of Pasig
combined forces and last night, attacked
a company of the Washington volun
teers, a detached post at Taguig, about
a mile and a half southeast of Pasig.
Gen. Wheaton immediately reinforced
the Americans with two companies each
of the Washington and the Oregon regi
ments. The post had held the enemy in
check and the lire of the reinforcing
companies repulsed them, driving them ;
across to an island formed by the estuary
They were thus in front of the Twenty
second regulars. On discovering that
thsy were entrapped the rebels fought
desperately, aided materially by the Jun
gle and the darkness, but they were com
pletely routed with heavy loss after two
The Americans lost two killed and
twenty wounded, among the latter Lieut.
Frank Jones.
Gen. Wheaton determined to punish
the natives, and at daybreak today his
brigade started in the following order:
The Sixth artillery, holding the extreme
left; the Oregon volunteers, holding the
center; the Washington regiment, keep
ing to the edge of the lake, and the
Twenty-second regulars the right of the
line, which swept the whole country
along the lake in a southeasterly direc
tion towards Gen. Ovenshlne's position.
The line, thus extended over two miles
of country rough and covered with
thick jungle, advanced eleven miles. The
enemy fled, the last of them being seen
about half past 3 o'clock this afternoon.
At scarcely any time did the Americans
get within 1,200 yards of them.
The troops are returning to Pasig to
night, exhausted by the hard work un
der a hot sun. The Oregon regiment had
one man killed and four wounded, and
the Twenty-second regulars one wound
ed. According to the official reports no
fewer than 200 Filipinos were killed.
Gen. Otis says ihe American army and
gunboats now command the lake. He
estimates that property of insurgents
valued at $600,000 has been destroyed,
while quantities of rice and sugar and 400
tons of coal, which is very valuable here,
have been captured.
Meny prisoners represent that the Fili
pino soldiers are weakening. The gen
orous treatment that the Americans ad
minister to the native prisoners and
wounded seems to influence the insur
gent army powerfully. In the opinion
of Americans, however, the Filipino lead
ers will continue to provoke fighting just
as long as they can retain their hold on
their followers, because they have ev
erything to gain and nothing to lose.
The enemy have twice as many men on
their firing: lines as they have arms, and
the fact that so few arms are captured
by the Americans is because the guns ol'
the wounded Filipinos and many of those
who surrender are spirited away.
The armed tugs La Guna de Bay and
Oeste have returned from San Pedro
Macar and reported the results of their
tour of the lake. On Friday morning last
they shelled the town of Moreng, the
rebels fleeing without making any re
sponse to the fire.
The Americans landed a party, which
destroyed the stone buildings except the
The expedition then proceed to Majay
jay, where a sugar mill and saw mill
were destroyed.
On arriving at Santa Cruz, a town of
1,200 Inhabitants, It was found that the
enemy was strongly entrenched and pre
pared to defend the position, assisted by
two gunboats end several launches.
Moreover, the mouth of the river was
blocked with rocks and bamboo. A few
shells caused an exodus of the citizens,
but not of the enemy's troops. The
Americans did not attempt a landing.
Capt. .Grant, who Is in charge of the
expedition, asks for reinforcements, and
•wlir probably take Santa Cruz tomorrow.
Minnesota Divorces Invalid in New York.
BINGHAMTON, N. V., March 19.— (Special.)— The courts of New Tork,
following the precedent In the North Dakota divorce cases, huve put a
ban also upon legal separations granted in Minnesota. Under a decision
just rendered here divorces granted under the laws of Minnesota are not
valid in this state. Edgar Martin, formerly a resident of this city, remov
ed to Minnesota, leaving his wife here. Later he was granted a divorce in
the Western state, and by virtue of this decree was married to a Miss Daisy
Livingston, of Cresson, Mich. Hts first wife brought action in a New York
court for an absolute decree, alleging statutory grounds and setting forth
the plea that this Minnesota finding was Invalid in New Tork. This view
was sustained by the court and the divorce granted as prayed.
PRICE TWO CENTS—{ ;w^*^, tm
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
Fair; Northwest Winds.
I— Manila Rebel* Repulsed.
Army Beef DniKucd.
Kiodnic In Hnij.na.
Fifteenth Rioters Sentence*.*
2— Sermon by Bfehop Shanley.
Germans Denounce Jingoism.
B— lreland to Be Honored.
IloftilM-rK at Wlndior l-'irc.
Heavy l.M'on Trade.
Jekyi bland Conference.
4— Editorial.
Creed of Methodists.
6— Eleven Victims of Cyclotne.
North-west News.
<t— Stock Pit UrUs leaders.
Week's Markets Reviewed.
M»in> WidoHh Weed*.
7— Minneapolis Matters.
l.lleU at ItfKM-N.
B— ln the Field of Labor.
MlniifMtntu'M Dairy I n i ere* t n.
Superior's Mining Boom.
NEW YORK - Arrived: La Touraine,
QUBENSTOWN— Sailed: Umbria, Liv
erpool for New York.
HAVRE— Arrived : La Champagne, New
The United States distilling ship Iris,
which left Honolulu with the United
States battleship Oregon, Feb. 20, arriv
ed today.
This morning also arrived the San Joa
quin, the last of the overdue English
steamers sailing under American regis
ters, that were detained by the Insurgents
on the .northwest coast of Luzon.
The troops that accompanied the ex
pedition were a detachment of the Twen
ty-third regiment, under Capt. Pratt,
which was towed by the gunboat on a
casco— a square-ended flat-bottomed boat,
used by the Filipinos as a lighter. The
Americans hud captured four easels at
Majajay, which they attacked on Friday
He Believes in Strong Measures toi
t'rnsh tUe Filipinos.
MANILA, March 16 (via Hong Kong,
March 19).— Admiral Dewey was inter
viewed today on the flagship Olympia.
The admiral expresses satisfaction over
the arrival of Gen. Lawton, and said:
"I am in favor of going ahead right
now and taking everything in sight. We
have forces enough to end the war if we
go right in and riglit.
"I will not take any more Philippine
ports unti] the army Is ready to hold
them. It only means tying up more ships
that are needed for patrol duty. The
Boston and the Peirel are tied up at Hollo
and Oebu.
"My policy would be to have the fleet
cruise about the islands, cutting off the
insurgents. I would send small gunboats
up the navigable rivers and divide the
enemy's forces.
"My instructions to the captains of
ships are broad. They have full author
ity to act according to their own Judg
ment as circumstances arise. They must
keep on the move, gather up informa
tion, prevent thr. landing of arms, and
make communication between the islands
"Two small gunboats armed with artil
lery have already been placed on the
Paslg river, where they can do effective
"My opinion is that the hostilities are
carried on almost exclusively by the
Tagalos. We ought to be able to crush
their opposition quickly.
"I don't anticipate any difficulty in oc
cupying the southern islands of the
"As for the sultans of Mindanao and
Sulu, they have no independent status.
It Is impossible to say now whether the
navy or the army will deal with them.
If I had my way the navy would do so.
"After the present hostilities end we
ought not to need a great naval force
in the Philippines. Spain had to maintain
an expensive squadron here because she
always had screws on the people. It was
continued military occupation, but that
is not our style of government."
Madrid Desires t<» Secure the Pris
oners Held by Filipinos.
MADRID, March 19.— Senor Silvela,
premier and minister of foreign affairs,
had a conference today with the French
ambassador regarding the liberation of.
Spanish prisoners in the hands of the
Filipinos. Spain, it is reported, has de
cided to protest to the civilized world
against the action of the Americans pro
hibiting the efforts of Gen. Rios, Spanish
commander in the Philippines, to liberate
the prisoners.
The government will demand a credit
for the payment of the interest on the
Cuban debt.
Another Jnnket Planned to Follow
the Cuban Picnic.
WASHINGTON, March 19.— Secretary
Alger contemplates making a long inspec
tion trip of the Western military posts
during the summer. He will not arrange
the details until he returns from his trip
to Cuba and Porto Rico. The projected
trip will embrace a visit to all the Im
portant Western posts and an examina
tion of the military establishments on the
Pacific coast. He may give up six weeks
or two months to the trip, on which ho
will be accompanied by a number of army
officers and possibly the quartermaster
general. Gen. Alger has never made a
tour of the Western posts. The fact that
Alger Is arranging for this official trip,
which will not be completed until about
Sept. 1, is accepted as another indication
that he has no intention of resigning
from the cabinet.
You didn't notice it probably, but
it la a foot that yesterday's Globe
more advertising than the Globe of
Sunday, March 12. Thanhs, gentle
men advertisers.
G*n. Virtinj, the Reviewin B Officer
In the Case, Has Not Yet Pub
lished His Orders or the Findings
of the Court The Men Tried by
Military Court for Breach of Dis
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 19.-Slx men of
the Fifteenth Minnesota have gone from
here to St. Francis barracks. It Is un
derstood their sentences were for one
year, except in the case of Williams, the
ringleader, who got six years.
This is not official, however, as Gen.
Young, the reviewing authority, has pub
llehed no orders.
The men mentioned in the above Au
gusta dispatch are among those of the
Fifteenth Minnesota regiment who, after
a comrade had been killed in a saloon in
Augusta, started out to avenge his death.
The men armed themseUes with rifles
and plundered the commissary stores for
ammunition. Before they reached Au
gusta they were overtaken by a battal
ion of cavalry sent out to arrest them,
and under the influence of an officer sur
rendered without resistance, though a
clash was narrowly averted. The men
were taken back to camp, the leaders"Tn
irons, and have been prisoners ever since.
The offenders were tried by court-mar
tial, and, it seems, have been sentenced
and sent to St. Francis barracks, though
the orders have not yet been published.
Efforts have been made at Washington
to secure pardons for the prisoners, and
It is not regarded as likely there that
the men will be compelled to serve long
terms in a military prison.
One of the Most Prominent Men in.
the Southern States.
AUGUSTA, Ga., March 19.— Hon. Pat
rick Walsh, former United States sen
ator and mayor of Augusta, died at his
residence today, after a thre^ months'
Illness, of nervous prostration.
Mayor Walsh was one of the most
prominent men in Georgia He was born
in Ireland, Jan. 1, IS4O. At twelve he
was apprenticed in the Charleston Even
ing News, and in due time became a
Journeyman printer. He came to Au
gusta in 1862, and has ever since been
identified with the press of this city, for
twenty-five years past as editor and
proprietor of the Augusta Chronicle. In
1870 he became a member of the city
council, and from 1872 to IS7B he served
in the state legislature. In 18S0-84 and
1806 he was a delegate to the Democratic
national convention, and served four
years as a Georgia member of the Dem
ocratic national executive committee.
He servad as a member of the world's
fair commission. In 1894 he was ap
pointed by Gov. Norten to the United
States senate on the death of Senator
Colquitt. In December, 1597, he was
elected mayor of Augusta, which office
he filled at the time of his death.
Missouri Jurists Fail to Amtner a
Federal Order to Appear.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 19.— Nona
of the Judges of St. Clair county haa
responded to the summons of the United
States court to appear and show cause
why they had not obeyed the court's or
der and issued a warrant March 13 to
pay the county's historical debt.
Therefore they are in contempt, and
Judge Philips ordered that attachments
be issued against Thomas Kevin, l>;iv:d
Walker and Samuel Peden, the new coun
ty court that has been holding clandes
tine meetings, and Thomas Gill, of the
former court. These men are to be ar
rested and brought summarily before the
It is not unlikely, as indicated by the
expressions of Judge Philips this morning;
that the judges of tho present county
court of St. Clair county will be sentenced
to Jail. The sheriff and the county clerk
are also in danger.
Double Force otf Sentries Placed
Over All Powder Uami/im--.
PARIS, March 19.— Although there is no
evidence that they were caused by foul
play, the explosions at the government
ammunition manufactories yesterday,
following so closely on the terrible dis
aster at La Goubrain, near Toulon, have
caused widespread public alarm.
The greatest precautions have been
adopted at the factories, the sentries be
ing doubled at all powder magazines and
military establishments. One of the men
injured at Bourges by the explosion in the
shell-filling shop died today, and another
is dying.
Many People Killed and Wounded
in an Affray at Smyrna.
LONDON, March 20.— The Constantino
ple correspondent of the Standard says:
"News has been received from Smyrna
that 6,000 Mussulman refugees, who were
In a destitute condition from lack of work
and food, invaded and pillaged the Greek
and Turkish quarters of the city, a con
flict resulting in which many persona
were killed or wounded."
Three Men Killed and Three Freight
Trains in Debris.
ROANOKE, Va., March 19.— A fatal
wreck occurred on the Norfolk & West
ern road at Ada this morning, killing
Fireman Van Tangman, of this city, and
a brakeman named Graham. A tramp
was also killed. Several trainmen were
more or less injured.
Three freight trains were wrecked. All
were coming east. The first train had
stopped. The second broke in two, and
the sections in their flight down the
mountain side crashed into the first train.
They were soon followed by the third,
which had not been flagged-

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