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VOL. XXII.—NO. 158.
FORTUNES OF WAR HYSTEKIOrS CONDUCT OF LIEUT. FRED W. PEARCE, FOLLOWED BY HIS SUICIDE HAD IGNORED HIS COMMANDER FRIENDS ASSERT THAT HIS ACT WAS DIE TO THE EFFECTS OF A RECENT SI.NSTROKE FATE OF FILIPINO COLONEL Afkui'llon Sentenced to Twelve Years' Imprisonment for Friend- Blilp Displayed Toward Ameri can*—Was a Member of the Orig inal Filipino Military Commis —Dewey Sails for Home. MANILA, June 7.—Lieut. Fred W. Pearce, of the Sixth United States ar tillery, committed suicide here this morn- Ing. He came from Iloilo a week ago on have, but lingered here beyond the limit and failed to reply to repeated telegrams from his commander. Yesterday he was put under arrest, on his commander's or ders. This morning another officer called to see him, when he suddely pulled a re volver from under his pillow and shot himself through the head. His friends say his mind was affected by a recent sunstroke. A Spanish paper asserts that Col. Ar guelles, one of the two members of the original Filipino military commission, who was placed under arrest at Tarlac last month, after returning to Luna's camp from their conference with the United States commissioners, has been court-martialed and sentenced to twelve years' imprisonment for "friendship dis played towards the Americans." WAR TO A FINISH. That Is the President** Plan for Settling; With Filipinos. MANILA, June 6.—The American forces have occupied the peninsult and Gen. Hall's column is encamped at Morong. JMaj. Truman, marching across the Bin gangonan, found It impracticable to form a cordon, and the insurgents, with the exception of 100 or 200, escaped through the mountains after Gen. Pio del Pilar, dragging their battery by buffaloes at night. A few, however, may be trapped. The Washington troops have returned to Pasig, but the programme of the other troops is uncertain. The present expedition shows the dif ficulty which is encountered by an army which must depend upon wagon trains In catching barefooted bandits, and also gives proof that the rebels do not in tend to fight battles. Gen. Hall left Santa Teresa yesterday xnorning and marched twelve miles to Morong, up and down rocky hills and througn woods and swamps. Scores of his men fell out, owing to the extreme heat and were left to follow as best they could. The head of the army arrived at Morong at noon, having exchanged only a few shots with insurgent skirmishers on the way. Groups of stragglers followed all day, but the force was 200 smaller than when it started. The men were al most thirty-six hours without rations, and it was considerable of an achieve ment for them to cover the ground they did. En route to Morong the Americans met flocks of Filipinos and flags of truce, many of them young men with the bearing of soldiers. Many discarded uni forms were found in the houses, appar ently those of soldiers who had escaped by changing their costumes from "insur recto" to "amigo" and walking boldly past the army which had expected to corral them. Few were found about Morong. One member of the Washington regiment was killed and two were wounded in the encounter with the out posts. Gen. Lawton, on board a gunboat searching the coast for Maj. Truman, stopped at Blnangonan, opposite Mo rong. The natives immediately ran up a flag of truce, and a delegation in canoes put off and greeted the Americans with the usual protestations of- friendship. The rebels on Saturday night made an attack upon the friendly town of Maca bebe, and, after driving most of the in habitants out, burned the town. The insurgents nightly annoy the troops at San Fernando. Several Ameri cans have been slightly wounded re cently. The enemy have several Krupp guns, which they bring forward and use for firing large shells itno the town, then retreating with their guns. One of the Insurgent shells fell within thirty yards of Gen. Mac Arthur's headquarters Sat- urday evening. The American troops do not reply to the nightly outbreaks. BANDIT WARFARE. It Is Productive of Small Hesnlta In the Philippines. WASHINGTON, June 6. — President Schurman, of the PhlHpine commission. In a dispatch to Secretary Hay, has, it Is believed, recommended more liberal concessions to the Filipinos, with a view of ending the insurrection at once. An official acquainted with the message said It reviewed the situation in the island and was of an encouraging nature. The 'dispatch was considered by the president and Secretary Hay, and the president sent a reply. The nature of the answer is not divulged. It is significant, how ever, that, coincident with his message to President Schurman, a cablegram was sent to Gen. Otis, with instructions in line with the president's belief that the restoration of peace can only be recom mended by the complete subjugation of the Filipinos. Gen. Otis will continue his military operations throughout the rainy season. It is apparent that the president does not look for the close of the rebellion until the Filipinos are convinced of the military superiority of the United States. The concessions already offered are lib eral, the administration believes, and as far af the president can go without au thor' /y from congress, and It is doubtful If ' « now propositions made by the com r .-»'6n"have received his Tho war department Is preparing plans to Bend the 6,000 men needed by Gen. Otis to make up the 30,000 which he says he must have have In order to control th» situation. The regiments will prob ably be withdrawn from Cuba and Porto Rico, sufficient with other regulars to be taken from the United States to make up the number desired. 01-YMPIAI ON THE WAY. Admiral Deirey Quietly Sets Sail From Hong Kong. WASHINGTON, June 6. — Admiral t>cw*y's flagship Olympia sailed today from Hong Kong for Singapore, return ing to the United States. "While passing- the British cruiser Pow- I ¥ £t fmi $lok erful the band of the Olympla played the British national anthem and gave a bu gle salute. There was no firing. The Powerful replied with a similar salute and her band played "Hail, Columbia-" As the Olympla passed the Italian ad miral's ship the Olympia's band played the Italian national anthem and gave an admiral's salute, which compliments were returned. The Italians tn response to the Olympia's band played "Auld Lang Syne," and the band of the Powerful played "Home, Sweet Home." Admiral Dewey is apparently anxious to avoid all demonstrations. RETURN OF VOLUNTEERS. Order in Which They Will Depart From Manila. MANILA, June 7.—The Second Oregon volunteer regiment has returned to bar racks in Manila, and Is preparing to re turn to the United States. The order to sail in a few days will be shortly Issued. The First California regiment will be relieved by a regiment of regulars at an early date, and will follow the Ore gonians. It is Intended to send the First Col orado and the First Nebraska regiments next. Manila. Casualty I,lst. WASHINGTON, June 6.—The war de partment has received the following ad ditional casualty list from Gen. Otis: Killed—Twelfth infantry: 3d, G, Private David Goldschmidt; 4th, G, Private Con verse P. Warner. Second Oregon: H, Private William McElwain. Fourth cavalry: C, Sergeant Seth Lovell; I, Sergeant Benjamin Craig. Wounded—Second Oregon: April 25, Major Surgeon M. H. Mills, leg, slight; June 3, B, Privates Henry M. Wagner, iliac region, severe; H, Austin J. Salis bury, exlllary region, severe; 4th, C, Pri vates Elmer L. Doolittle, arm, moderate; X, William E. Smith, arm, severe. Fourth cavalry: 3d, G, Private Earl B. Miles, head, severe; 4th, C, Privates Pat rick Branigan, leg, severe; Nelson E. Daly, chest, severe; I, Maurice Coffield, chest, moderate. First Montana: C, Private Theodore Schulte, back, slight. Fourth infantry: 4th, Private James McCarthy, thigh, slight. DETROIT'S STREET RAILWAYS. First Move Made in the Direction of Municipal Control. DETROIT, Mich., June 6.—Gov. Pingree, Eliott G. Stephenson and Carl E. Schmidt, the three commissioners appointed by the common council of Detroit to purchase and operate the city's street railways, to night made formal application to the council for one of three ordinances nec essary to carry out the transaction ac cording to the commission's programme. The commissioners apply for the fran chise individually, as incorporators of the prospective "Detroit Municipal Railway." Their petition was referred to the commit tee on streets and ordinances without be ing read. The ordinance submitted tonight pro vides for a thirty-year franchise at pres ent rates of fare, which franchise will be utilized as security for a bond issue of $17,500,000, the maximum purchase price of the road. An extension of eighteen years is authorized if the bonds have not been met during the thirty year period. A mortgage to be given to secure pay ments of the bonds Is to be executed jointly by the Metropolitan company (a consolidation of the vitious companies for purpose of the sale) and the munic ipal company, the former pledging its properties and franchise to the city whenever its right to hold the same has been established, without requiring the city to assume any obligation, but sub ject only to the lien of the mortgage and the rights of bondholders thereby secured. The commissioners agree that fares shall not exceed .three cents, with uni versal transfers. Quarterly reports of re ceipts and expenditures are to be made by the commissioners' company to the common council. The commission, after the execution of the mortgage to secure the purchase price, will prepare a work ing ordinance embodying their proposi tions. While the attitude of the council is somewhat in doubt, it is believed these ordinances will pass. Meanwhile a de cision of the supreme court upon the validity of the law under which the com missioners were appointed is expected shortly. WOMEN'S COUNCIL. Many Famous American Workers Will Attend <1 uienqqennlal. NEW YORK, June 6.—The departure of Mrs. Hay Wright Sewall, of Indianapolis, on the Bremen Thursday marks the exo dus of, American women to London for the quinquennial meeting of the Interna tional Council of Women, which will open Monday, June 26, and continue until Wednesday, July B, inclusive. At present, vice president and prospective president of the International council, Mrs. Sewall naturally leads the 100 American women who will attend, and, in most cases, par pate in this convention of world-wide import. Mrs. Sewall speaks enthusiastically of the brilliant^ delegation this country will have at the quinquennial. Every out going steamer has had, or will have, a party on board, and among the number are such will known women leaders as Miss Susan B. Anthony, of Rochester, president of the National Suffrage asso ciation; Mrs. Fannie Humphreys Gaffney, of New York, president National Council of Women; Mrs. Lowe, of Atlanta, presi dent General Federation of Women's clubs; Mrs. Cynthia West Overalden, of New York, of the National Woman's Press association; Dr. Sarah Hackett Stevenson and Miss Agnes Repplief, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Clara Bewlch Colby, of Washington; Mrs. Susan Young Gates and Mrs. Emeiline B. Wells, of Salt Laka City; Mrs: Charlotte Perkins Stetson, of Hartford; Miss Octavia William Batea, of Detroit, and Mrs. Annie Jeness-Miller^ of New York. NOVEL CASE. How One Man Got Another** Job and Into Trouble. SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 6.-Judge Allen, in the United States circuit court today, overruled the motion to quash the indictment against C. N. Wllcoxen, of Decatur, charged with using the United States mails for a scehem to defraud, and the trial of the case will be com menced tomorrow. Wilcoxen is alleged to have induced W. L. Ferguson, super intendent of the City Railway company at Decafur, by means of letters written by him and purporting to come from J. M. Case, president of the Richmond & Eaton Traction company, of Muncio, Ind., a supposititious company, to give up his position at Decatur and accept one with the Richmond & Eaton com pany. Wilcoxen, who was then residing at Muncie, and who had heretofore un successfully attempted to secure Mr. Fer guson's place at Decatur, was appointed to fill the vacancy. BABES WERE KILLED. Wns-on In Which Their Mother Left Them Blown Onto Rallroiad. ROCKFORD, 111., June 6.-Two babies, aged one and three years, children of Mrs. Carl Detloff, of Popular Grove, were instantly kiljed today. The mother left the babjes' wagon on the depot platform while she stepped into tjie station. A gust of wind blew It In front of a fast coming freight, mangling both children. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 7, 1899. KILLED A SHERIFF DBSPERATB BATTLE WITH THE BANDITS WHO DYNAMITED A UNION PACIFIC TRAIN ROBBERS HAKE THEIR ESCAPE ARE SURROUNDED, BUT BREAK THROUGH THE LINES DURING THE DARKNESS THEY MAY BE LYNCHED People of Wyoming: Are Wrought to a High Pitch, aml Bandits Will Receive No Mercy at Their Hands If Caught—Victim Was a Popular Officer—Po*se of Mounted Volun teers to Assist In Pursuit. CHETENNE, Wyo.. June 6.-A second battle with the dynamiters of the Union Pacific express train has been fought in the mountains forty miles north of Cas per, by the sheriff's posse, which has been in pursuit since Sunday morning, and, as a result, one man and probably more, lie dead. The first battle was fought Sunday on Tea Pot creek, three miles north of Casper. No one was wounded during the engagement, but sev eral horses were killed. The second battle was fought last even ing at a point ten miles farther north, and in a wilder country. The robbers be ing closely pressed made a determined stand behind some rocks in a deep ravine, and when the posse put in an appearance opened fire at close range. Sheriff Joe Hazen, of Douglas, Wyo., fell at the first fire, being shot through the stomach. The officer was removed to a safe place, and afterwards brought to Casper by two cowboys, arriving at the latter place this noon. He was than taken to his home at Douglas. A telegram from there this evening states that the officer died shortly after reaching his home. ROBBERS RETREAT. The posse resumed the fight as soon as Hazen had been removed, and was auc cusesful In a short time in driving the robbers from their stronghold and away from their horses, which were secured. The robbers retreated to a natural fort among the rocks, some two miles away, where they entrenched themselves and prepared for a bitter fight. The posse quietly divided up and surrounded the place, and" when the courier left the scene the officers were lying on their arms w<th the robbers completely hemmed In. An urgent request was sent in for re inforcements, food arid ammunition. In response United States Marshal Hadsell, of Wyoming, who had Just reached Cas per from the western part of the state, where he had been hunting for the other three robbers, started out with another posse, with arms, ammunition and horses ; in plenty. : The capture of the three robbers who are hemmed in in the mountains, twen ty-five miles north of Casper, is now thought certain. There Is Intense ex citement in Casper and Douglas, and talk of lynching the robbers if caught is plentiful. Joe Hazen, the dead officer, was one of the best in the whole state, and his death is deeply regretted. z DEATH OF HOAZEN. DOUGLASS, Wyo., June 6.—Joe Hazen, sheriff of this county, who was shot in a skrmish with the Union Pacific train rob bers, north of Casper, yesterday, was brought in from the west by a special train, at noon today, and died this even ing at 5:30. The funeral will occur on Thursday. Deceased was serving his sec ond term as sheriff, and was a fearless and efficient officer. A posse of mounted volunteers left for Casper on tonight's train, whence they go north to assist in capturing the train robbers. BANDITS BREAK THROUGH. CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 6.-A courier reached Casper tonight from the scene of the fight, and reported that the outlaws escaped through the lines of the posse in the intense darkness of last night. Trey stole the horses of a freighting outfit, and are now flying for the Hole in the Wall. Sixty-five men, under United States Marshal Hadsell, took up the trail today, and are in pursuit. The three outlaws are Bob Taylor, of the Hole in the Well band; a Mexican and a Casper gambler, named Cavanaugh. STOPPED HIS SPEECH. A German-American Jonrnallit Roundly Abased Americana. WASHINGTON, June 6.-Accordlng to a private letter received here from Mu nich, a German-American Journalist Mr Louis Holler, editor of the Camden Coun ty Journal, on the occasion of a lecture delivered by him in the hall of the Ger man-American union, Odin, at the Bava rian capital, on the German-Americans, their life and work, etc., most biterly criticised the present American adminis tration and the president. His remarks became at last so violent as to cause the interference of the supervising official who declared that he would not tolerate any such attack on a nation with which Germany entertained Buch friendly re lations as the United States. The pro posed discussion of the lecture also was not toledater. A number of American students living at Munich, who had been present during the lecture, promptly expressed their ap preciation of this manifestation, both of the act and of good will shown in pre venting what otherwise might have fur nished the American press with a Ger man version of the Coghlan incident. ANGLO-AMERICAN FLEET. They May Meet at Sidney, N. S. W., During Aquatic Carnival There. HALIFAX, N. S., June 6.—Advices have been received here that, there Is every probability of Admiral Belie Ford's North Atlantic fleet meeting Admiral Sampson's North Atlantic squadron at Sidney during an aquatic carnival there Aug. 5, 8 and 7. It is understood that Admiral Sampson has instructions to be at Sidney, provided the British fleet will meet him there. ' FOUR MINNESOTA BOYS. Degree* Ootnferrea by the Massa chusetts Institute of' Technology. ' BOSTON, Mass., June B.—(Special )— The degree . of', Bachelor of Science * was conferred upon Jacob '-Stone/- of- Mlnneap"- oils, Minn.; James F. Chapman, of Man kato, Minn., and Akmeron W. MoCrea, of St. Paul, Minn., At *h» commencement exercises of the MamatihuMtti Institute of Technology today. But Mr. McCrea was the one. Minnesota jtudent singled out for the highest honors, and he was awarded a commencement part. Mr. Mc- Crea read a learned thesis on "A Design for the Residence of th» American Am bassador at Paris." ORDER Iff SAMOA. Adjustment of Difficulties la Pro - ceeding" Without Friction. APIA, Samoa, May 27, via Auckland, N. t Z., June 6.—Malletoa and Tamasese have . visited the members' of j the Samoan com mission on board the United States trans port Badger and VMataafa visited them 5 the following day. Neither of them was recognized as king. : Mataafa expressed willingness to abide by the "commission ers' decision, and blamed the Europeans for the trouble here.' >■ The commissioners Informed him that they had ; power ,to establish a government with or without a king. ■ Mataafa thought the 'Sarnoans j should have a ■ king, but expressed will ingness 'to disarm his j followers ; and leave the matter in the hands of the commis sion. ' r ■ % -' : *;y-- _■'■ . :■ .• . .. The Germans acted, for the first time In many months, with the representatives of the other powers and have officially sent a guard ashore. The naval authorities and the mission societies have submitted their views to the commission, and the. latter by proc lamation fixed May 27 as the date for the natives to surrender their arms. Ma taafa, however, asked for an extension of the time until today, when he sur rendered 1,800 guns on board the Badger. The Malietoans are how disarmed. The United States cruiser, flying the flag of Admiral Kautz, sailed May 21, and the British and German consuls, Mr. E. B. F. Maxse and Herr Rose, proceed to Europe June i 7. Judge Mulligan, the former American consul, has arrived here to conduct the compensation claims and defend Mataa fa. But the commission has intimated that no notice will Be taken of the claims beyond recording them, and it, is possi ble the commission will ask each power to compensate its own citizens, or sub jects, as the case may be. CHICAGO ASS, JELATED. Admiral Dewey Will Accompany the President to That City. CHICAGO, June 6.—Admiral Dewey will accompany President McKlnley to Chi cago when the chief executive comes to lay the cornerstone of the new federal building, Oct. 8. 'A private dispatch from Washington sfcys that Mr. McKin ley made the announcement today to Senator Henry C. Payne, of Wisconsin. The senator was infornrofl that Admiral Dewey had arranged to arrive in New York, Oct. 1, to enable him to Join the president there and go on with the latter to Chicago. The president promised Senator Payne to visit Milwaukee After the ceremonies of the cornerstone laying, but the chief executive said he was unable to commit the admiral to the .programme beyond Chicago, for he had hot received advices ihat would warrant it. —• - THREE MEN SMOTHERED. Fatal Cave-In .at ■• a.":- Pennsylvania ". ■ .'.-Slate ''Qukr'ry? ::" BAN FRANCISCO^ June 6.—The report comes from Honolulu that when the tomb of LvmalijQ, the ,'ibarefoo't king of Ha waii," was recently opened it was found that the remains ha* fceen ' removed and . that the metal casket -contained only por tions, of the clothes.: It is surmised that the body ; may have been taken bx natives to a-heathen■'Krave in the moun tains, as it was understood that his burial had much affected hYs superstitious sub jects. ; Lunalilo was *l£cted king in 1855. ■ but' thirteen months .alfterwards died of. consumption. Although' he possessed a large, fortune, he. insisted on going about the streets': barefooted at all times. By his will, which was itoj , opened until ' 1881, he left his entire fortune to found a home for aged Hawaiians. : . . KUIED HIMSELF. "Wife of a Prominent Cincinnati Bolard of Trade Man Suicides. CINCINNATI, 0., : Jtme 6.—Mrs. Belle Marshall Roloson, wlfe'*>f R. L. Roloson, for twenty-five yea^e a prominent and wealthy member of the board of trade, committed suicide at' her home, 2109 Prairie avenue, today,' %y shooting her self in the right temple. Mrs. Roloson had for some time jbeea a sufferer from nervous prostration. Pears of not re gaining her health' haft, made her des pondent. It was this thought, aggra vated by ill-health of tfce- last few days, that unbalanced her- mind and caused her to end her life. EUNAi^fir LOCOMOTIVE. Crnahed Into a Piie«iiger Train With Fa*Jil Result. COLORADO SPRINGS, Col., June 6.— A locomotive, when taking water at a tank near Hickman, on the Colorado Midland railroad, broke away from its crew and started oh a wild run down grade. Near Buena ■ Vista the runaway crashed into an East-bound passenger train. Both engines Were totally wreck ed. Fireman George Boswick was kill ed, and Engineer Arthur La Londe re ceived fatal injuries. No possengers were hurt. SOCIAL SENSATION. Rumored Probable Lexal Separation of Blsbop Hurst and Wife. WASHINGTON, June 6.—A deed re corded here today, by which Bishop John F. Hurst, of the Methodist-Episcopal church, transferred through an inter mediary to his wife, Ella Root Hurst, their fine home on. Massachusetts ave nue, in the fashionable part of the city, caused" a great deal of comment here to day, it being reported that the transfer was pre4iminary to. a legal separation. Bishop Hurst was out of the city and his attorney s.'tld he.had nothing to say about the matter. Mra.' Hurst has been in Europe for two years; BLOW OF A SPADE Cost One Farmer II I* Life and An other Hi* Liberty. PEORIA, 111., June &/-Harry Thurman, a farmer living nealr London Mills, killed Alex Hammond, a'f&rnrer whose land ad loins, with a blow of a spade. Both men were digging 1 trenches to let the water out of thelif flelfls and a dispute arose regarding' tap direction the water should be turned. Thurman is held without, ball to await the action of the stand Jury, and P. E. Emory as an accessory. HAWAII'S ECCEinillC KING. Body Believed to Have Been Stolen by Korintr Subject*. ALLENTOWN, Pa., June 6.—Three men were smothered to drath today V» a cavo ln at E. O. Peters & Son's ajate' quarry, at Berlinsville. Tjie dead are: Robert Snyder, leaves widQW and seven children; .Tacob Schafer, leaves widow rand four children; Ammon Beera, single. PASSIM OF GOMEZ FAREWELL MANIFESTO OF THE AGED PATRIOT CAUSED A FLUTTER IN HAVANA HIS SINCERITY IS QUESTIONED CUBAN OPPONENTS INSINUATE THAT THE OL>D WARRIOR IS STILL AMBITIOUS AMERICANS ALL INDORSE HIM Lynching of De Bregnt May Cause Trotnble Between United States and Spain—Affair Is Greatly De plored hi* Affecting: Spanish In habitants of the Island—Payment of Cuban Soldiers Progressing. HAVANA, June 6.—The farewell mani festo of Gen. Gomez is the principal topic of conversation among Americans and Cubans of all shades of politics. The Americans, for the most part, consider it an affecting address, expressing the real views of the old patriot, and also his sincere intention to retire from pub lic life. His Cuban admirers say the ad dress will rank among the most famous in history. His opponents, especially the members of the former military assem bly, Insist that he has no intention to retire for more than a few weeks, and that his real object is to obtain public sympathy. They say also that Col. Car los Cespedes virtually writes the great er part of what Gomez issues to the pub lic, though in this instance probably a third was written by Gomez himself. Gen. Gomez spent the morning at his residence, attending to business, and he declined to see visitors this afternoon, giving as an excuse the weakness that followed his recent Indisposition. To ward evening he was seen driving, ac companied by an aide. It is now thought probable that he will leave Havana be fore the Ist of July. After visiting San Domingo he expects to return to Cuba, in order to remove the body of his son, Francisco Gomez, who was killed with Gen. Antonio Maceo. He desires to re- Inter the remains in his native land. Many residents of Havana who are neither friendly nor unfriendly to Go mez believes that if he lives he will soon wish to resume his connection with the island, and they also believe that Cuban sentiment in the main would favor his being largely interested In the future of the Cuban republic, even if not as its president. LYNCHING DEPLORED. The lynching of Jose Fernandez Le Bregat at San Antonio de los Banos yes terdjg by the Cubans is universally de plored. The general' oplnidn seems that it will give Spain an opportunity to claim Indemnity, of which she will read ily avail herself. The pro-Spanish pa pers denounce the incident. El Diario de la Marina says: <hThere can be no doubt of the expediency of government intervention in the affair. Gen. Brooke has shown every desire to prevent such a catastrophe, and to dis courage strife between the Cubans and Spaniards. This incident will give a basis for a positive step, long neglected. If Gen. Brooke fails, we must call the at tention of the Spanish minister at Wash ington to the protection which the United States has promised Spaniards in Cuba. The situation is fast becoming, in this re spect, a farce." Senor Perfecto Lacoste, the mayor, has prohibited expectorating In public. Gen. Brooke is considering a decree appropriating $20,000 for public works in the province of Puerto Principe, the amount estimated by Senor Rocio, the civil governor. Senor Capote, secretary of government, has prepared a decree for submission to the governor general directing that ani mals now In possession of Cuban sol diers shall remain theirs as the booty of war. > Advices from Lieut. Cols. Randall and Bisbo show that the work of paying off the Cuban troops is proceeding without special interest, the applicants waiting their turn patiently. CUBAN HIGHBINDERS. They May Have Dealt Foully With Mlaaing* American Storekeeper. SANTIAGO DB CUBA, Jun« 6.—The friends of Charles Ting, the American storekeeper at El Caney, who disappear ed mysteriously about a fortnight ago, have offered $1,000 reward for informa tion as to his whereabouts. Hia ac counts have been examined and found correct and all suggested clues have been followed, but without result. Th« secret police have been investigating a report that he might have fallen a vic tim to a clan said to resemble the Chi nese highbinders, who mark out objects of their enmity for destruction. In any event Mr. Carpenter, one of Mr. Ting's friends and a former guest, is convinced that there was a plot to remove him. Mr. Ting was at one time a superin tendent of road construction, and al though popular among the Americans had many enemies among th« Cuban la borers. GOMEZ'S FAHEWEUU Cuban Patriot Issues Hit* Final Man ifesto to His People. HAVANA, June 6.—Qen. Maximo Gomea, the former commander-in-chief of the Cuban army, will issue his farewell mani festo today. In substance it will say: "The mission I have been entrusted with Is nearly concluded. I have attempted to find a solution of questions concerning the army which I commanded during the bloodiest war known in America. I am now leaving, regretfully, to attend to necessary private business. "A parting word to the people for whom I have sacrificed the best years of my life and to friends in the army Just dis banded, which action should have been taken just after the removal of bloody Spain's merciless power. We armed our selves and therefore we no longer want soldiero but men for the maintenance of peace and order, which are the basis of Cuba's future welfare. "It is necessary to understand that the nation In this epoch, most difficult and nn equaled in history, should avail itself of the opportunity to Bhow it possesses vir tues, in spite of the vices caused by colo nial government, and the harshness of warlike life. we wanted and depended upon foreign intervention to terminate the war. This occurred at the most terrible moment of our contest and resulted in Spain's defeat. But none of us thought this extraordinary event would be fol lowed by a military occupation of the country by our allies, who treat us as a people incapable of Bating for ourselves, and who have reduced ua «> obedience, to submission and Jo a tutelage Imposed by force of circumstances. Thia cannot be our ultimate fate; after, the years of struggle we should aid by every pacific PRICE TWO CENTS-) BULLETIN OF IMPORTANT NEWS OF THE DAY Weather Forecast for St. Paul: Thundershowers; Westerly Winds. I—Suicide at Manila. Bandits Kill a Sheriff. Gomes Says Farewell. l Aid. Knauft Thrown Down. S—Godfrey Mannhelmer Dead. Fatal Gas Poisoning. Thirteenth's First Year. Lincoln Club's Demand. B—Minneapolis Matters. Northwest News. Lake Steamer Burned. Big Sugar Cotmblne. 4— Kflltorlul. Sampson Wants Blore Shipa. Local College Exercises. B—Si>ortliij4 News. St. Paul Wins. Friday Night's Battle. 6—Markets of the World. 7—News of the Railways. Game Wardens Stirred Up. B—ln the Field of Labor. St. Paul Social News. West Side Wants Bryant. OCEAN LINERS. NEW YORK—Sailed: Steamer Aurania, Liverpool. CHERBOURG-Ar rived: Patricia, from New York, via Plymouth, for Hamburg. GLASGOW-Arrlved: Hibern an, irom Boston. QUEENSTOWN-Arrived: Ultonla, Bos ton, for Liverpool. BOULOGNE-Arrived: Maasdam, New York, for Rotterdam. AUCKLAND—Arrived: Mona, San Fran cisco. TODAY IN ST. PAUL,. METROPOLITAN-Neill Stock company in "The Senator," 2:30 and 8:15 GRAND—Dark. Olympic—Vaudeville, 8 p. m. Frankie Richter in concert, Peop'e's church, 2:30 p. m. Base ball, St. Paul Central vs. Minneap olis Central high school,Lexington park, 3 p.m. "Our Boys," by Crusaders' Drematic club, James and Warsaw stieets, 8 p. m. Dairymen meet, Seventh and Bradley streets, 7:30 p. m. Hamline alumni banquet, 8 p. m.; field day sports, 2 p. m. Episcopal excursion to Faribault, leaves union depot, 8:35. method In finishing the work of organiza tion, which the Americans accepted In the protocol, and which is as disagreeable for them as for ourselves. This aid will prove useless without concord among all the is landers. Therefore, It is necessary to for get past disagreements, to completely unite all elements and to organize a polit ical party, which is needed in every coun try. "It is always said that countries have the government which they merit and Cuba will have that which her heroism entitles her to. Today she can only have one party in Cuba, with one object, that of obtaining the aspiration of years. We must devote ourselves to pacific labors: gain the respect of the world and show that though our war was honorable, our peace must be more so. We must make useless- 3>y our behavior the presence of a strange power In the Island, and must as sist the Americans to complete the honor able mission they have been compelled to assume byforee-of-circumstances. — "My mission having ended, I will absent myself temporarily to embrace my family, but I will return shortly to Cuba, which I love- as much as my own land. My last words to my soldiers are that, as al ways, where my tent is the Cubans have ■ft friend." ANOTHER LIVELY TILT. Maxet Committee Has Attorney H. C Hendenon Arrested. NEW YORK, June 6.—When the Ma zet investigating committee resumed its sessions today the first thing done was to declare that In the future none of the witnesses subpoaened to appear before the committee could be represented by counsel. This was followed by the ex cluding from the court room of Police Captain Price's counsel, H. C. Hender son, who caused a sensation at the pre vious session of the committee last week. He was given to understand that if he desired to attend the meetings it should be merely as a spectator. Later on he was arrested. The committee then, in an attempt to show corrupt practices by Capt. Price in the Tender loin district, brought out from John C. Ellis, former proprietor of a Sixth ave nue resort, a story of "protection" that did not protect. His statement involved ex-Aid. A. B. Waite. Ellis stated that Waite had collected $200 for police pro tection for the resort he was running in Sixth avenue. Ellis said he offered WaJte a check for $50 to make up the agreed monthly Installment of $250, but that Waite refused the check. Ellis said he took the cash to Walte's house that night and paid it to him there. The payment, he said, did not secure the "protection" promised, and the po lice harrassed him as much as ever. Another proposition made to him, Ellis testified, was to give up half the receipts of the resort of which Ellis was then proprietor. The witness said he was forced out of business. Other testimony related to the pay ment of political assessments by candi dates for Judges, and to the sale of liquors on Sunday, and alleged violations of the building laws by a fourth-rate theater. H. C. Henderson, Price's counsel, was arrested on the charge of disorderly con duct. The charge was preferred by Counsel Clark and Sergeant-at-Arms Crawford, and was the result of the wrangle at the session last week. Mr. Henderson gave bail in $300. The committee will resume lta hear ings tomorrow. JOINT WIRE TO ST. PAUL. Efforts' to Line Up Local Insurance Agents ' Continue. . CHICAGO, June 6.—Managers Fred S. James, of the National of Hartford; W. J. Llttlejohn, of the North British and Mer cantile; J. J. McDonald, of the Connec ticut, and F. W. Lotz, of the Westches ter, Joined In a telegram to the trick - land-Doolittle company, of St. Paul, yes terday afternoon advising that the agency pay its fine and Join the local board. The alternative held out was suspended rates In St. Paul. This action was taken fol lowing a jofnt meeting of the governing committee, the St. Paul committee of managers and the representatives of the companies above named. Manager Howard P. Gray, of the Han over, was also present at the meeting. He agreed to withdraw from the Clark & Fletcher agency in case the firm did not pay Its fine and join the board. , The meeting was an Interesting serjuel to the visit of the committee of managers to St. Paul. The St. Paul Fire and Ma rine and all of the agents except tho Strlckland-Doolittle company and. Clark & Fletcher agreed to return to the board and observe correct practices. The managers' committee agreed to se cure the co-operation of the union com panies in the two agencies or declare off rates In St. Paul. It is believed both agencies will come into line, although there are a number of union companies in the Strlckland-Doolittle agency to hear from. KIUFT IS KIFED CAUCUS NOMINATION IS OVER THROWN AND PRESIDENT DON. , AHOWER RE-ELECTED SECOND WARDER SICK IT HEART HE WAS RATSED TO A GREAT HEIGHT AND THEN DROPPED HARD JENSEN CHOSEN CITY CIEKK With the Exception of the Presi dency of the Board of Aldermen, the I'lamtt Were Distributed Ju*t a» Was Written on the Slate- New Gambling Ordinance Intro duced. President Donahower, of the board of aldermen, was re-elected to the position at the annual meeting of the board held yesterday afternoon. '' ■ ■ '-•."_ The election of the Fourth ward alder man was a surprise to Aid. Knauft, of the Second ward, who was chosen for the position at a caucus held some weeks ago, and an awful blow to the Lincoln club, of which organization Knauft is treasurer. Mr. Knauft, as soon as he could recover after the announcement of the result of the ballot which gave Donahower six votes and himself but four, seconded the motion to make the nomination unani mous, but he was aggrieved, and declares he was jobbed out of the position, and' that by members of his own party. The result of the bolting of the caucus starts a pretty.fight in the Republican ranks and one which will take some time to smooth over. The bodies met prompty at 4 o'clock and after . electing Assemblyman Denny, of the Fifth ward, as president proceeded with the balance of the caucus elate. Mat Jensen was elected city clerk for the next four years by a unanimous vote of the twenty members. The caucus nominee for market master, John T. Duffy, was also elected, receiving 17 votes. W. L. Webster 2, and Adrian M. Knox 1. The resolution naming members of the assembly and aldermen as members of the board of equalization and abatement was objected to by Aid. Sanborn, who stated that the aldermen had not cau cused on Who was to represent the board. Corporation Attorney Markham ap pealed to say there was no necessity of passing the resolution naming the mem bers at this time, and action was accord ingly delayed. V ' - ' JOLLY FOR KENNY. : A i vote jof ; thanks | was tendered Aid. Kenny,. the retiring president, and the joint body adjourned. The assembly . was called to * order anil Assemblyman Dix and '■'■ Assemblyman Nelson were 7 elected president ; and vice president, and, after thanking their col leagues for the honor, the assembly ad journed and made way for the board of ! aldermen. ■ As soon as the members had been called to order Aid. Shepard was on his feet with a motion that the body proceed to elect a president by ballot and continue until a presiding officer had been chosen. , President Donahower suggested that the call for 1 the meeting be first read, and when this had been done Aid. Shepard again renewed his motion. Aid. Kenny moved as an amendment that the clerk be directed to cast the bal lot for Aid. Knauft as president. Corpo ration Attorney Markham being appealed to hel^Jhat the election must be by bal lot, and Aid. Kenny subsided. The . vote as announced gave Dona hower. 6, Knauft 4 and one blank ballot. President Donahower said he doubted very much the propriety of his accepting the position. The aldermen had caucused and should stand by Its caucus nominee. COULD NOT UNDERSTAND IT. Aid. Reeves moved that the nomination of Mr. Donahower be made unanimous and this was seconded -by Aid. Sanborn. Aid. Knauft rose to second the motion to make the nomination - unanimous. He* explained that his candidacy for the po sition of president of the board had not been sought, but as he had been chosen by the caucus he did not understand how those who participated in that session should have experienced a change of heart. ."■ • -*: -: On the roll call to make the election of Mr. Donahower unanimous the vote was 7 to 4, those voting in the negative being Messrs. . Bantz, Blomquist, Kenny and Donahower. President Donahower announced that the vote to make his election unanimous had been carried, and that while he had nothing to say at present he would be ready &< 'announce his decision as to whether he would accept the honor at the evening session of the" board. Aid. Bantz, the caucus nominee for vice president, was elected by a vote of 10 to 1. Th» odd vote was cast for Aid. Kenny. Mr. Bantz thanked the mem bers for the honor and the board ad journed. ;'- WAS DEEPLY HUMILIATED. Aid. Knauft, who was thrown down after being chosen by the caucus for president of the board, was, as he ox pressed it, "deeply humiliated" by the action of the members. "It is not so much that I wanted to be president," he replied in answer to a question, put to him by a constituent, "but it Is the way I was jobbed by members of my own party. I was chosen by a caucus at which there was not a dissenting vote and then, when the time came to ratify the action of the caucus, I was thrown overboard. I did not think any body of representative men J would go back on a caucus choice, but at that I am sure that , I feel better than some of those who engineered the job." HOW THEY VOTED. The vote by which Donahower was re elected was as follows: Donahower—Messrs. Allnrd, Bell, Mur phy, Reeves, Sanborn, Shepard—6. Knauft — Messrs. Bantz, Blomquist, Kenny, Donahower— • Tho blank ; ballot was cast by Mr. Knauft. ■>, At the regular session of the board of aldermen "President Donahower announc ed that he . had decided to accept the honor conferred upon him. at the. after noon session. " He had his doubts about accepting; the position, but. as the ma jority of the board were In favor of his election he would take up the burdens for a time at least. He expressed the hope, that what little differences .there had been would be settled amicably as soon .as - the i ripi>lb; was . over,'; and prom- Con tinned on Fourth. Page. : . . v T :"' ■.--.;"-*