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VOL. XXII.—NO. 136.
IT IS NOW COMPLETE, AND THE
UNITED STATES IS FACING
A CRISIS IN CUBA
WILL RETAIN THEIR ARMS
Cuban (soldiers refuse to ac
cb /t the terms offered
kx MAJ. (iEX. BROOKE
GOMEZ YIELDS TO PRESSURE
Officially • Notifies the Amerlenn Au
'.; thorltle«~ of His Withdrawal
From the Agreement -to Annlmt In
DlHtrlbutluv the f3,000,000> Pro
vided for Payment and Dlabantl
inent of the Cuban Army.
HAVANA, May 15. 8:40 p. m.—Gen.
'Alaxtmo 'Gomez "Informed ' Gov. Gen.
Brooke today that he must, withdraw
from the plan for distributing the $3,000,
--000 appropriated to the payment of the
Cuban troops, to the extent that he will
not name other commissioners to replace
those originally named by him, who have
refused to serve. Gov. Gen. Brooke Is to
go ahead with a new plan, Gen. Gomez
remaining in an attitude of friendly In
activity. . .
■ ~ Gen. Brooke will Issue an order for
Cuban privates and non-commissioned of
ficers to meet at specified places on
specified dates to receive payment. They
are to be accompanied by their company
officers for the purpose of identification.
■ Both ' Gen. Gomez and the governor gen
eral feel that the privates ought not to
lose their share in the American gratuity
merely because the schemes of certain
high officers in the Cuban army have in
• terposed obstacles. The belief among the
Americans is that the company ; officers
will assist in this way. Gen. Brooke's or
der will be disseminated through the
newspapers, placarded in the postoffices
and given the widest circulation practica
This afternoon Gen. Gomez wrote a his
. Tory of his relation to the army" payment
question. It Includes the correspondence
that has passed between himself and the
governor general, and it is intended to
make his position clear to the public' and
to contrast his conduct favorably with
that of the other Cuban leaders.
CAUSE OF THE BREAK.
Gen. Gomez's flat refusal at the last
moment to assent to the delivery of the
Cuban arms to the American authorities
1b the immediate cause of the break.
The insurgents, from the ex-command
er-in-chief to the rawest private, resent
the demand that they shall surrender
their rifles as the price of the payment
of the $3,000,000, and the younger element
does not hesitate to declare its intention
to take to the woods rather than submit
to what la called "the humiliating bar
gain" proposed by Gen. Brooke.
Gen. Gomez's personal following has
dwindled at a frightful rate since the
first publication of the fact that he had
assented to the American terms, and the
declination of Gens. Betancourt, Montea
gudo, Rojas and Llorente to serve as Cu
ban commissioners In the payment of
troops brought the fact that his power
was waning sharply to his attention.
The old insurgent yielded to the tre
mendous popular pressure and served no
tice on Gen. Brooke that he would not
attempt to force the $3,000,000 upon the
army except as a free and unconditional
GOMEZ WANTS TO LEAD.
Gomez's continued leadership depends on
his ability to save the arms and equip
ment of the Cuban army. He denies
that he ever approved of American cus
tody for the rifles, and declares that the
utmost the Cubans could accept with
honor would be the delivery of the arms
to the municipal authorities of the prov
inces in which the various corps were
There is no doubt that the atti:ude of
the army is the same as that of the for
mer Commander-in-chief. Telegrams are
being received form every corps in the
island declaring that the Insurgents will
not surrender their arms under the terms
of the former agreement.
The Society of Veterans of Independ
ence, which is merely the old military
assembly under a new name, held an in
augural meeting last night under the
presidency of Gen. Fernando Freye de
Andrade, who acted as president of the
assembly, at which meeting Gens. La
ciete, Cisneros, Juan Gomez and Leyte
Vinal and others were present. The pro
ceedings were rfevoted to drawing up an
agreement that is to be proposed at a
meeting to be held this evening. In the
announcement of tonight's meeting
which appeared today, the promoters say
that their call is made upon all who as
sisted in the revolution, "agents, emis
saries, conspirators, politicians, etc., but
none can enter the meeting unless as
members of the society."
La Union Espanola publiehes today a
letter from Gen. Jose Varona to Gen.
Gomez, asking if it be true that Marshal
Blanco offered independence to the Cu
bans on condition that they would co
operate against the United States The
paper says that Gomez replied in the af
firmative, but wrote to Varona that no
answer was given to Blanco, as Spain had
deceived the Cubans so often that they
could not trust her again. A second let
ter from the captain general to the same
purport was received, and this also went
unanswered. Finally Blanco, according
to La Union Espanola, sent a messenger
to Gomez to repeat the proposition, but
the Cuban commander refused to con
Col. Reide has been making an Inspec
tion of the forts around Havana, prepara- '
tory to a report to Gen. Brooke. He says
that enormous sums were spent by the
Bpaniards upon defenses that are now
utterly worthless. Cabanas fortress alone
cost originally $14,000,000, but two or three
well-directed shots almost demolished it
and the same Is said to be the case or
all the rest of the fortresses, including
Morro castle. Col. Relde says that one
sharpshooter, stationed on the roof of
the Tacon theater, with an ordinary
service rifle, could practically render any
Havana fort untenable. A single artil
lery shot could in many instances make
a whole wall crumble into dust.
MaJ. Gen. Ludlow, military governor of
Havana, visited the governor general to
day to consult him regarding Havana af
fairs, Including the appointment of a
civil governor. Several names are under
Numerous inquiries are made dally at
(stores dealing In firearms for old rifles,
which goes to show that many so-called
Insurgents intend, If possible, not to be
found without arms when the $75 roll is
The Cuban national party Is holding
—< —^ PJ V •
meetings in all the city wards this after
noon. ■ '"*•■' -■-•■•• . • --•; \ ■■:: -- * ■ *
i. In spite of the situation brought about
by the attitude of Gen. . Gomez, stocks re
main firm with a rising tendency, t Eng
lish syndicates are trying to buy all > the
railroads and ■an offer i of 10 - per cent
premium has been . made for the Sablnal, J
Cardenas t & Juraco line, I^. but this § has
been refused. The local banks have re
ceived orders to buy all stock offerings.
ANXIETY AT WASHINGTON.
Cuban Situation la Regarded a* De
■'..' • cidedly Grave.---->-.
WASHINGTON, May 15.—High officials
in • the war department were ,' reluctant:
to discuss the Cuban situation this after
noon. ' The dispatch of . the 'Associated
Press was read with interest, but did not
cause much surprise among army officers,
who are well informed about the Cubans,
especially those who are known : as. "sol
diers of fortune," and who have been bit
erly disappoined because: the island whs •
not turned over :to them Immediately •
after the r Spanish, surrendered. There - Is■;
an Impression," also," that the intention of
Gen. Brooke to see that the $3,000,000 is
distributed among all ' the Cuban!, troops•
has caused disappointment : among the
many "generals" and other high officials, j
who were evidently expecting to secure
a.. large share of : the money. The '. belief
was expressed that the situation in Cuba,
is serious, and that careful and diplomat
ic management will be - needed. :; ;
It was stated that no orders would be
Issued to Gen. Brooke, as he had ample
authority to deal with : any situation
.which might arise. There seems to be a
belief that Gen. Gomez has contributed
to the delay in the payment of the
money. . ..:"-■'
ABUSE FOR GEN. HENRY.
feiior Rivera Attack* Former Mili
tary Governor of Porto Rico.
SAN JUAN, May 15.—La Democracla,
of Ponce, the organ of Luis Rivera,
former president of the Porto! Rican In
sular cabinet, publishes a letter from
him in reference to .the recall of MaJ.
Gen. Guy V. Henry, recently governor
general of Porto Rico. In the course' of
the letter Senor Rivera says: -::
"Who does not know that government
in the hands of such a•' man was like
the , web of Penelope, - now woven, and
afterward torn and unraveled? Who
does not remember a thousand' errors
which the Insular secretaries*" could 'not'
repair? These are the real reasons for
the recall—reasons laid bare by me with
rude frankness to the American colonial
commission." ' '.'- ' '. . > •
"The motives assigned by the United
Sates secretary of war, Gen. Alger, name
ly, consideration lor the health of Gen.
Henry, and similar excuses, had no basis
in the facts of the case. Gen. Henry
wished. to remain in Porto Rico. I tele
graphed you on March 28 from Havana
advising. you that tHe change would be
made, and later I joyfully confirmed: this
information on the strength of official
advices from New York. I do not wish
"Gen. Henry ill, but I do not want the
Island of Porto Rico transformed-in to a
lunatic asylum." :
The publication of this letter ,has caus
ed as much .', surprise as criticism, as
Gen. Henry left the island after a magnifi
cent demonstration good will by the
Porto Rlcans." ;. ', ' . . ,: .
Gen. Davis will rescind the order lately
issued giving more liberty to the press.
CUBAKS REBELLIOUS. = . ~
Serious r Situation:- I* Developed at
> -.-. t .-'•■ Cienfnegro«. ■'■'•".-.-:•'■:.•/'"■•' '
CIENFUEGOS, Province of " Santa
Clara, May 15.—About 5 o'clock this after
noon a gang of Cuban dock laborers call
ed k upon . Capt. Barker, captain of • the
port, and made a demand for back pay.
As tliey were violent, Capt.. Barker drew
his revolver. The laborers retired, but
returned soon after, with fifty others, and
made a similar demand, using obscene
and profane language,' insulting Capt.
Barker and offering threats. . The Cuban
police were ordered \to - arrest the ; mal
contents, arid a general street fight, fol
lowed, in which one j laborer was killed
and several persons ; were..- wounded, In
cluding t three members ; of the police
force. ■ . •.; - ;
As the Cuban populace became very In
sulting and threatened- revenge, an out
break was feared, and the Second Infant
ry regiment ( was ordered into the city.
The troops are patrolling the town this
evening. The Cubans are well : armed,
and about an hour ago firing was heard
in Decut's street, near the custom house,
although there was probably only harm
less mischief, as the Second Infantry pa
trol, on visiting the locality, found no one
who could be made responsible. ■i*
Kill and Rob a Storekeeper Near
HAVANA, May 15.—A dispatch from
Puerto Principe says five armed men
have attacked a store at Quinta Navales,
half a league from Puerto Principe, kill-
Ing the storekeeper, Ysidor Fernandez,
severing his head from his body with a
machete. The storekeeper's assistant,
Juan Parrado, in defending Fernandez,
received machete cuts from which he
will die. The store was sacked of every
thing valuable and a quantity of money.
The advices from Puerto Principe also
record the appearance of several bands
of armed men on the estates near the
boundary line between the provinces of
Puerto Principe and Santiago de Cuba.
A detachment of 200 cavalrymen and a
force of rural police, with packs and pro
visions for two weeks, have been sent In
pursuit of these bandits.
REVOLT AT SANTIAGO.
Cnban Newspapers Handle Ameri
can Authorities Harshly.
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, May 15.—Con
siderable dissatisfaction Is expressed here
over the demand by the United States
government that the Cuban soldiers relin
quish their arms before receiving their
shares in the distribution of the $3,000,000.
La Independencia and other papers pub
lish excited articles protesting agaijst
the acceptance of any such proposal, i a
Independencia suggests that a stamp tax
be Instituted, by means of which loyal
Cubans would be enabled to "save the
soldiers from the dishonor and humilia
tion of giving up the arms which won
On all sides among the Cubans of San
tiago violent expressions are heard re
garding what is termed "the niggardly
conduct of the Americans."
WAS NOT SNUBBED.
Gen. .!«>«■ Wheeler Denies an Ugly
Rnmor Widely Circulated.
CHATTANOOGA, Term., May 15.—Gen.
Joseph Wheeler requests the Associated
Press to deny the widely circulated story
to the effect that he was snubbed by th»
committee of arrangements at the Con
federate reunion at Charleston. Gen.
Wheeler states that the rumors probably
started from the failure of the committee
to send him a carriage In which to ride
In the parade. The committee told the
general that the carriage would be sent,
but the committeeman having the mat
ter In charge In the press of other busi
ness forgot It. The general states that
the Incident was fully explained to him,
and that he treated It as a Joke. He
emphatically denies that there was any
v npl easa n tness-
TUEvSDAY MORNING, MAY 16, 1899.
SITUATION AT BUFFALO NOW
GRAVER THAN AT ANY TIME
SINCE TROUBLE STARTED
ALL CLASSES ARE COMBINED
HOBABLB THAT THE GRAIN-HAN
DLING BUSINESS WILL BE COM
PLETELY TIED UP
FIGHT WILL BE TO A FINISH
Strikers Will Not Reminie Work In
Any Department Until Their
Terms Are Fully Agreed To—
Bishop Utiisrley Advises the Men
to Now Fight It Out to the End,
and Yield Not Another Point.
BUFFALO, N. T., May 15.—The dock
situation is worse tonight than any tim«
since the opening of the season. The
monthly men, the men who work inside
of the elevators, are out, and have agreed
to remain out until the grain shovelers'
and the freight handlers' strikes are set
tled. Tomorrow every elevator here will
be idle unless new men can be secured to
take the places of the monthly men,
which Is said to be Improbable, owing to
the fact that it requires considerable ex
perience in operating the machinery of
Bishop Quigley and the leaders of the
grain shovelers held a conference today
that lasted until 9 o'clock tonight. The
grain shovelers claimed that Mr. Connors
had violated all the essential provisions
of the agreement that the Lake Carriers'
association had: made with the union.
The bishop summoned many witnesses
before him. At the conclusion of the con
ference I the bishop addressed a big meet
ing of the grain shovelers. He told them,
in view of the course adopted by the con
tractor, he would not advise them to re
turn ; to work. It had been decided, he
said, that the only way to win a victory
that would have any material' results was
for all the laboring men employed. on the
docks, Including grain shovelers, monthly
men, freight handlers, coal passers, ore
handlers and hoisting engineers, to unite
and continue the contest until the griev
ances of each had been settled. He also
said that no settlement would be effected
until Contractor Connors agreed to em
ploy none but union members of the grain
shovelers' j union. If this demand was not
agreed to, Bishop Quigley said, the Lake
Carriers' association - would be ' asked to
abrogate the contract. No settlement 'of
the difficulty will be reached now until
all the boss scoopers employed by Mr.
Connors are discharged. "- '.'-_:
; , ;.< TO STAND • TOGETHER.
The freight handlers, monthly men iiiid
hoisting . engineers have agreed to stand
by .the r- grain shovelers : and ' the " coal
passers and ore ■ handlers . will make*_ the
: same agreement tomorrow. .' ''..''
The additions to the strikers. today, be- ;
side the monthly men, were the local
branch of the International Union of En
gineers,' many of whom are employed on
the hoisting engines along the dock. They
adopted a resolution to assist the grain
ehovelera. ", ..
Bishop Quigley tonight appointed Timo
thy P. Donovan as Inspector of the docks,
In accordance .with the agreement entered
Into by the Lake Carriers' association.
Mr. Donovan will have access to all ele-
vators and .vessels, and his salary will be
paid by., the j Lake Carriers' : association.
Contractor Connors . said tonight:
"I have . not violated the agreement
made by. the Lake Carriers' association in
any particular. I• am not supposed to
employ more men than I need. The state
ment that I required that all men seeking
employment should present cards Issued
by. me is false. ' I made no such . arrange
ment, and did not sanction any such ac
tion on the part of my bosses." ■
LEADERS to RETURN.
President Keefe, of the International
Longshoremen's association, has ' tele
graphed that he is coming back to Buf
falo Immediately for the purpose of af
filiating the new grain shovelers' union
with the Longshoremen's association. The
members of the state board of mediation
and arbitration also have been requested
to return. ..• . . - : . -.-,' -■'- &
Harvey V. Goulder, counsel for. the
Lake Carriers' association, returned ";..; to
Cleveland this evening. - Before leaving
■ the city Mr. Goulder made his report on
the grain shovelers' strike to the officers
of the association and the latter tonight
gave • out a statement embodying their
views. In this report the officers of the
association g state that * when \ the strike
broke out an investigation was at once
put on foot by them as regards Its causa
and merits. " As a result of this inves
tigation the committee made the proposi
j tion to the men embodied in the amend
ment of Mr. Connor's contract agreed to
at - Bishop Quigley's : house on * Sunday
night last. There the part of the Lake
Carriers' association ends, : and■- it retires
from the field, assuring the people of
Buffalo S that whatever the result of the
contest between the unions, or one union,
and Mr. Connors, jit retains the authori
ty and will see to it that whoever con
trols the shoveling the saloon business
with its attending evils shall be abolished
and such agreements; as ! set! forth in the
contract made last night shall be pro
vided for for that purpose. 7
y ;-':•■ ASSAULTED BY WOMEN.
■ Boss Scooper Nevels was set upon to
, night while j returning from :. work, : by a
crowd of ■ boys. He • drew a revolver and
fired . two; shots in the air. i- Before ihe
reached home a crowd of women num
bering over 100 Joined in the attack upon
him, - beat him badly and took away his
revolver. .. Nevels was : rescued by the
police. Trouble Is: feared," although ' the
strike.leaders have cautioned the men to
remain orderly. .,.;'. •.
. Gov. Roosevelt stated tonight that at his
suggestion the state board \ of arbitration
would hold a public investigation into the
present strike i trouble. . -
>' ALL MAY GO OUT.
General Strikes Ih <r Threatened by,
the Trade* Union* at ■Winnipeg-, r
WINNIPEG, Man.; May 15.—(Special.)-
The mayor has taken a hand; in, the ; car
: penters' strike and ,is ■; endeavoring., to ef
fect a settlement. It ia said that unless
the < difficulty between : the 'employers ] and;
the :■ men is '. settled ?. by ; the i end ; of"" this
week ;' all - trade unionists ■in the city "will
go out in sympathy with the strikers. If
it comes ,-, to \ this ± the ;. situation will -■ be
serious, as ; every branch of '- labor V right
down to men working on streets is or
- RECKLESS OF LIFE. 'i \
Charles Hauatacr a Murderer Over a
Trifling Affair. ' !
, CHICAGO, : May 15L-fcharies Hausser
resented the Interference of two ] young
men ; with his sport jw^tti; a six-year-old
boy, and the result of Quarrel i that en-'
sued was \ the fatal wounding of Louis
Pflume '.r the 3 shooting" & Albert :: Flicker. 1
Flicker called on njs fath#r-in-law.
Charles : Giertz, t accompanied I by - Pttumc.
A sister of . Mrs. Flicker,' Mrs/-' Vorda,
was there also, with her little son George.
The child was 1 playing?; tn front of the
house when Hausser, who lives next door
to Giertsc, appeared and began teasing the
boy. . Mr. '. Giertz . ordered him to leave
the child alone and^Hausser drew a re
volver and threatened to ' shoot him.
There j was a ; wordy, war tor :a • few I-min
utes and then Hausser went into his
house. 1 As * Flickejr and his wife " and
friend . Pflume were starting for rv their
home, " Haußser 1 reappeared and i without,
a word " opened y flrei 'fwo •' of ?his c shots
. struck• Flicker, one >injr the hip anil an
other In the arm. A third bullet lodged
in Pflume' abdomen and 1 inflicted a;
wound that will, prove fatal. -';* : :,'•• . •'.;.'. "•
There Watt N« Attempt at Display
on the Occaaloin.
NEW YORK, May 16.—The funeral of
former Gov. Roswell P. Flower took
place late today In St. Thomas' church,
Forty-third street and Fifth avenue, of
which he was vestryman. The church
was not decorated and the programme
DEWEY AND THE OLYMPIA WILL BE HONORED BY NATIONS.
Hero of Manila I^3ll Hove a Triumphant Cruise in Coming Home, aaid Will Be Feted *t French and Eag.
! « ) llsli Ports.
for the services was very simple. The
Rev. John Wesley BnowS, rector of the
church, officiated, beiftg assisted by the
Rev. John Husk. The pallbearers se
lected were H. H. Porter, former Vice
President Levl P. Morton, J. Edwin Sim
mons, Anthony N. Brady, John B. Borne,
William A. Nassh, H. A*. Flagler and Si
mon W. Rosendale. Seats were set apart
In the church for the board of governors
of the Democratic club* the directors of
the Brooklyn Rapid Transit company,
the Democratic Editors' association of
this state, the faculty and trustees of the
Flower hospital, a delegation from the
grand lodge of Masons and members of
the Mystic Shrine.
The body remained In the church until
after 8 o'clock, when it was transferred
to the Grand Central, station. The funer
al train, consisting of four cars, is ex
pected to reach Watertown about 7:30
o'clock tomorrow morning. The funeral
services will be held at the home of Mrs.
Taylor, Mr. Flower's only surviving
child, and at Trinity church, built by Gov.
Beginning? of Their- Biennial Con
vention at Peoria.
PEORIA, 111., May 15.—The second bien
nial convention of the grand division of
tho Order of Railway Telegraphers be
gan in Peoria today. About 130 delegates
and 100 other members were present.
Canada, Mexico and every state in the
union except Florida are .represented.
Charles S. Daniels, chairman, spoke of
the general prosperity of the order and
of its .wonderful growth In membership.
Mayor Lynch delivered an address of wel
come to which Grand Chief Powell re
sponded. Remarks were made also by
A. D. Thurston, "the father of the order."
IBRITATION OS BBAIU.
It Drove George D. Scott, of New
York, to Suicide.
NEW YORK, May 15.—George D. Scott,
for the past two years manager of the
Tarrytown estate of John D. Rockefeller,
committed suicide at Tarrytown today.
He shot himself over the right ear with
a revolver and the byllet passed through
his head, coming out ait the top. Death
was almost instaneous.
Four years ago Scot£ was injured about
the head by a trolley .cat in Cleveland.
For a long time past he has been com
plaining. Yesterday fie was examined by
a physician, who informed him that he
was suffering from Irritation of the
Not a Dollar of; tHe Spanish Indem
■*v.',"; nity Has tj«ft America. '■'-.. .:,*■*
NEW YORK, May 15.—The fourth and
last: of the 15,000,000*J treasury ."-; warrants
paid to Spain for the Philippine islands
was presented at the National City bank
today. by :an " attache of the 5 French ; em
bassy.' -\ This draft will pass through
the • clearing ? house in ' tomorrow's ".': •" ex-'
change. ..' Not one dollar of the , $15,000,000
■ already paid to Spain really gone out
[of this r country, ; the entire transactions :
j having been conducted on the :. basis of ;
• foreign. exchange, and, as tltere has ' been '■■
] a large i- trade .; balance in .favor 2of .; this ;
country ;In ' about • every one 'of,- the conti
nentals money markets the J; indemnity
■ money has been j charged ¥ Against b these
RIOT IN PRINCETON
STUDENTS ATTACK AND SHOWER
MISSILES UPON AN OBJECTION
ABLE STREET PARADE
fIUERAL RIOT PRECIPITATED
ONE MAN UNCONSCIOUS AND MAY
DIE OF INJURIES INFLICTED
IN THE FIGHT
AN UNWRITTEN LAW BROKEN
Clrcug Parades Are Not Wanted In
Princeton, and Pawnee Bill's
Wild West Was the First to At
tempt to Defy the Wishes off Peo
ple and Students—Left the Place
Loser by the Bold Operation.
PRINCETON, N. J., May 15.—Princeton
students and Pawnee Bill's Wild West
employes indulged in a pitched batle to
day and continuous and serious rioting
was prevented only by the presence of
men with cool heads and the action of
President Patton, of Princeton universi-
ty t later In the .day, in calling a mass
meeting of all the students.
For fifty years it has been an unwritten
law that no circus parade must pass
through the streets. Every show pro
prietor In making his dates has always
left Princeton from the list, for it had
been a matter of-common knowledge that
the students would enforce the unwritten
law. This morning Pawnee Bill's "Wild
West combination violated traditions and
paraded. The result was the fiercest
battle Princeton has seen in many years.
When posters were hung up a few days
ago announcing the advent of Pawnee
Bill it was at first considered a Jcke. Fi
nally, when It necame known that the
management of the show was really in
earnest, the town authorities, fearing
trouble, advised the circus men not to
attempt a parade. This advice was un
ONE MAN MAY DIE.
As a result of today's fight one man is
unconscious and may die, and a number
of students and employes of the show are
nursing wounds received in the fray.
That the show would be upset at night
seemed a certainty until late this after
noon, when President Patton called a
mass meeting of all the undergraduaes
and the faculty, and the result of the
meeting indicates that the show will
leave town unmolested, but It will have
lost money, for word had been passed
through the town that no one was to
enter the tent, and the townspeople, who
are in sympathy with the students, are
a unit in refusing to attend.
Things were proceeding in the usual
course at the university when the parade
started. The procession reached the col
lege campus without trouble, but passed
down Nassau street at a bad moment,
for just as the band's music was heard
the students were in the act of passing
from the first morning lectures to the
second. The townspeople were out in
force and waiting for the parade, and
the great majority of Them were massed
near the campus. Wcrd passed all along
the line, and within a few minutes 6<JO
or 700 students had assembled on Nassau
street. Cannon crackers left over from
previous celebrations, eggs purchased at
nearby stores, and vegetablese bought or
confiscated from the stores were assem
bled quickly. The men unable to obtain
these missiles armed themselves with
clods of turf hastily torn from the
The trouble started with the band
wagon. Cannon crackers were thrown,
and these exploding under the six horses
made them frantic. The musicians were
on top of the wagon. A serious runaway
might have resulted had not one of Iho
leaders stumbled aiid fell, dragging down
the other horses with him. The students,
meanwhile, kept up a merciless bombard
ment of eggs and vegetables.
On the return the parade wheeled into
John Lane, and the students made a
grand rush to head off the procession.
Again the employes of the circus were
rotten-egged. The cowboys and Indians
finally charged the students, and used
their whips freely.
That was the turning: point of the af
fair. Stung by the whips and bruised by
the riders running into them, the students
became ugly, and in a moment tho mis
siles that were annoying but not danger
ous were replaced by ■tones, and the
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IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY
Weather Forecast for St. Paul.
; Showers;-Easterly Winds.
I—Gomez Disgruntled. . *
Buffalo. Strike Still On. '
Riot at Princeton.
Thirteenth in a Fight.
2—Joy for White.Bear.
-■> ! Phalen Park*. Improvement*
■ Hlgrh School Graduate*.
* 3—Ml mien poll* ' Matter*. . : . "
"'] Northwest New».
President Coming to St. Paul.
. Loss of the Nelson.
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o—Sportlnar News. .
Hnmoan Maaitacre. -
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Market* of the World. ■: \ - *;
Bar Silver, 61 I-Bc. r
Chicago Cash Wheat, 69 8-Bc.
Stocks Strong and' Active. ■'
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7—News of the Railroads.
Van Wyck as a 'Witness.
B—ln the Field of Labor.
Selection of Teachers.
St. Paul Social News.
Session of Foresters. '
NEW YORK—Arrived: Alsatian, Naples;
Buenos Ayres, Glasgow.
HAVRE—Arrived: La Normandie, New
NAPLES—Arrived: Kaiser Wilhelm, New
ANTWERP—Arrived: Noordland, New
GIBRALTAR—Arrived: Ems, New-York
for Genoa. Sailed: Steamer Aller, Na
ples, ffCTR New York.
BREMEN—Arrived: Bremen, New York
SOUTHAMPTON-Arrived: Kaiser Wil
helm der Grosse, New York for Bremen.
TOtfAY IN ST. PAUL.
M ET ROPOLSW AN—Dark.
GRAND—"A Royal Prisoner," 8:15.
Olympic—"Vaudeville, 2 and 8 p. m.
Banquet to Senator Davis and Congress
man Stevens, Hotel Aberdeen, 8 p. in.
Base ball, St. Paul vs. Minneapolis, Lex
ington park, 8:30 p. m.
Somerset W. C. T. U., St. Paul Commons,
3 p. m.
Minnesota Homeopathic Institute, state
capitol, 10 a. m.
Triune Lodge, A. F. & A. M., Merrlam
Capital City Lodge, A. F. & A. M., West
Seventh and Ontario streets.
Mizpah Lodge, South St. Paul.
Summit Chapter, R. A. M., Dayton ave
nue and Western.
Temperance rally, Y. M. C. A. rooms, 29
West Fifth street.
Concert, Park Congregational church, 8
fight became serious. Revolvers were
drawn, but fortunately the owners were
wise enough to fire over the heads of the
enemy. Some of the Mexican, or South
American cowboys, unslung their bolas
and used these with great effect, tho
leaden-covered ends being exceedingly ef
COWBOYS CHARGE CROWDS.
The cowboys charged the crowd sev
eral times, and rode down those who
could not get out of the way. In this
manner Edward Dillon, a colored man,
was knocked down and was kicked on the
head by a pony and his skull fractured.
A student was Injured by a pony tramp
ling upon him. Another was wounded by
a bola, and another was struck by on In
dian with one of the snake whips. Many
studf-nts were less seriouely hurt. The
cowboys and Indians were also badly
bruised and hurt.
A mass meeting of students was called
this afternoon, attended by the whole un
dergraduate body, at which President
Patton spoke in condemnation of the at
tack on the parade, and positively for
bade any student to go to the show
grounds tonight. At the same time the
college arranged to have the proctor and
a large force of assistants on duly there.
SERIOUS FOREST FIRES.
CarelesH Woodcnopper Starts it
Blaxe Xcnr Iron Mountain, Mlcli.
IRON MOtTNTAIN, Mich., May 15.—
Forest fires are raging to the west and
south of the city. A fire northwest of
this city was started by a woodchopper
leaving a camp fire, and the wind, which
was blowing a small sized gale, fanned
it into a conflagration. A stretch of a
half-mile wide and three miles long was
all ablaze. Three farms owned by Ed
ward Harvey, Theodore Jacques and
Richard Bennetts, of this city, were in
the path, and the buildings and stock
were saved only by hard work. Edward
Harvey loses about 200 cords of newly
chopped wood that was piled in the
Another fire started near the compres
sor works on the Menominee river, south
of this city, and burned considerable
standing pine and cut hardwood. Unless
this section gets a good rain many farm
ers near this city will be burned out.
SAVED THE SCOUTS
THIRTEENTH MINNESOTA VOLLN
TERRS ENGAGE IN THE FIERC
EST FIGHT OF THE WAR
DASHED ISTO THE TREMHES
MET FILIPINOS HAND-TO-HAND
AND ROUTED THEM AFTEP
CHIEF SCOUT IS WOUHDED
Famous Filipino Gen. Pllar Said to
Have Been Made a Prisoner in
the Town of San Eldefonso—
Claimed That the Rebels Say
They Are Forced to Fight or Be
Shot by Agrulnaldo's Orders. ~
NEW YORK, May 16.—(Special.)—A
special cablegram from Manila says:
Gen. Lawton'B brigade Is meeting with
sharp resistance in Its march upon San
ißidro, the present rebel capital. After
capturing San Eldefonso, without resist
ance, Gen. Lawton pushed on to San
Miguel. His scouts were surprised by a
terrific fire, 600 yards from the city, late
last night. Chief Scout Young and two
privates were wounded severely. The
Thirteenth Minnesota volunteers reinforc
ed the scouts, and hotly charged into the
rebel trenches, killing two insurgent cap
tains and three lieutenants, and wounding
twenty-one others. The flght was fierce
ness Itself while it lasted. No further cas
ualties were reported.
In the town Gen. Lawton's men took
600 prisoners, but none of them were
armed. It Is supposed that the arms
were hidden. One of the prisoners, Gen.
Gregorio Pllar, said all natives had been
forced to fight under penalty of death.
The prisoners Include fifteen Spaniards.
They say the insurgents are bscomlng
disgusted with the hopelessness of their
Thirty-five of Gen. Luna's soldiers have
entered the American lines and sur
Gen. Lawton today continued his ad
vance toward San Isidro, the rebel capi
Two of the small American gunboats,
the Laguna de Bay and Cavadonga, and
a steam launch, under Capt. Grant, had a
sharp flght with the Filipinos at S in Luis,
three miles above Calumpit, on the Rio
Grande river yesterday. A sergeant of
the Utah battery was killed and two
privates wounded. The Americans clear
ed the brush with their rapid lire guns
and the rebels scattered with a loss of
thirty killed and wounded.
FILIPINOS WILL. FIGHT.
Agalualdo So < able* the Junta Lo
cated In London.
LONDON, May 15.—The Filipino junta
here has received the following message
from Agulnaldo, cabled from Hong Kong
under dale of May 12:
"The Filipino government, in accord
ance with the general feeling of the
country, has decided to continue the war
at all costs until Independence is secured.
The Filipinos energetically refuse the
American peace overtures, bused on re
stricted autonomy, coupled with promises
of subsequent self-government. The
Filipinos demand a strict fulfillment of
the articles of the Amerfcan constitution
and treaties contracted by the American
republic when Imploring a Filipino alli
ance in combatting the Spaniards.
"All the Filipino generals support
Aguinaldo. Gen. Luna's reported over
tures for peace were untrue. Our army
is near Manila, simultaneously attacking
the whole American line. The heat and
rains are causing many casualties in the
American army. All the hospitals are
crowded with sick and wounaed. Four
hundred Cincinnati troops have been im
prisoned by Gen. Otis for Insubordina
tion in refusing to fight. The regular
troops Quartered in Manila and other
towns are quiet. The volunteers are
abused, and are always to the front, with
"The discontent between the Americana
and Europeans is general.'
Filipinos Make It Warm for tiarrl
xoii at Zamboang*.
NEW YORK, May 15.—A dispatch from
Manila says: "On May 7 the Spanish
garrison at Zamboanga, Col. Oleriz com
manding, was attacked by insurgents
with arms which were taken from the
Spanish gunboats before they were trans
ferred to America. The garrison fought
valiantly against this Inexplicable aggres
sion, driving the Insurgents back and
completely repulsing them. The Spanish
general, Montero, governor general of
the province, was seriously wounded, as
were also Maj. Glmlno and Capt. Biuiki,
who was mortally hurt. Lieut. Granada*
was slightly wounded, one soldier whs
killed and three wounded. The insur
gents suffered severely.
An American merchantship, the Dos
Hermanos, which happened to be in port,
was immediately dispatched to Hollo.
Capt. Cano cabled the facts to Gen. Rios
at Manila, who cabled to Madrid. The
government replied to put the transports
Leon XIII. and Puerto Rico at the Amer
icans' disposal for the evacuation of the
Spanish garrison. Rlos asked for tho
evacuation a long time before. Hp stairs
that It Is necessary Immediately. He had
a conference with Gen. Otis yesterday.
The Spaniards are capable of holding the
place temporarily. The above transports
are being inspected for the purpose >'f
transferring American troops to Zam
HAS A HAREM.
Snltan of the Philippine* Who Hwrf
WASHINGTON, May 15.—1t Is expected
at the war department that Gen. Otis will
take steps at once to replace the Spanish
garrison at Zamboanga with United
States troops. The Indications are thnt a
comparative small force will suffice, pro
vided that it is supported by one or two
gunboats. The place is one of great strat
egic importance, being the capital of the
Island of Mlndanac, the second largest In
the Philippine group, and a good seaport.
It was to this point that the Spanish
forces retreated from Iliolo when thut
town was evacuated without notice to the
American forces. The town 1b easily de
fensible with a small artillery force. The
fact that the insurgents are In possession
of rapid-fire guns makes the situation at
Zamboanga more serious, but it is not be
lieved here that they have a largo supply
of ammunition necessary to operate tho
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