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Woylcr Explains the Military Condition of
Cuba at Present.
Will Drive the Inmiruentu to Cover
| Iteforc the Unlny Senxoii lie-
Kins , Wlilrli AVIll SiiMteiiil
( Copytlfilit. 1SOO , by Tress Publishing Company. )
HAVANA , Cuba , March 9. ( Now York
World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Gin-
cral Veyler gave to mo today ten minutes
of the olxtccn hours ho habitually devotes to
work dally In order to describe the military
pltuatloa In Cuba.
The general , ls a remarkably good person
to Interview. Ho speaks rapidly , always lethe
the point , without a superfluous word. In
directness of utterance and Intelligence of ex-
prcsulon of Ideas the governor-general IE
fully equal to the moot distinguished Individ
uals I have Interviewed In the United States
and Europe. He has the same clear cut
method of t'peech ; is ox-President Harrison
and 1'rlnco Bismarck.
General Weylcr expressed hlmyolt as
pleased with tbo Interview with him pub
lished In the World last Wednesday and re
ferred to the cabled reports ot the mesngo of
Infanta Eulallo to the World , and to that
from Premier Canovaa , which Is quoted In
today's Havana newspapers. 1 requested Gen
eral Weyler to explain to the World the mil
itary situation , especially as regards the
provinces of Plnar del Rio and Havana.
"Tho Insurgents no longer exist In force
In the provinces of Havana and Plnar del
Rio , " General Woylcr said. "They have
been crowded eastward , and ! ore beyond
tl.o Matanzas border. There are rebels In
those provinces , but they are In groups ot
five , ten or twelve. The stopping of work
on the plantations left the laborers with
out the means of subsistence. They 'go
out * to procure food.
"Tho general condition of the people Is
tiad , oa a result of the destruction of prop
erty by Gomez and Maceo. The people of
the United States have no comprehension
of the great extent of the destruction by
fire ot property of noncombatants In the
formerly prosperous provinces of Havana
and Plnar del Rio. I Issued an order Sat
urday providing for the restoration of
order In those provinces , and I anticipate
no more serious trouble In them.
"Gomez Is near the central part of the
province of Santa Clara. The latest In
telligence placed him near Jlcotea , on the
railway , half way between San Domingo
and Santa Clara. Jicotca Is about 145 miles
from Havana. Gomez Is being prcosed
hard by General Pando's column.
"Macco was last reported in the southern
part of Matanzas province , south of Jovcl-
lanes , between Cuevltas and Claudia. He
has been turned from the line of march cast-
ward by my columns , and apparently la mov
ing as rapidly as possible to the great Swamp
ot the Shoo for shelter.
"Lacret's band Is separated from that of t
Maceo. It was last reported at a point two
leagues or so north of Jaguey Grande. The
combined forces of Macco and L.icret had
two encounters yesterday with my columns.
There were more than 8,000 rebels altogether.
"Oulntln Handera Is In the Clenfucgos
district , between Rodas and Yaguarlsnas.
"This completes the list of large bands
ot rebels In Cuba.
"Gomez will endeavor to flnd rest in the
wild district of country east of Santo EG-
plrltu , and In the southern part of Puerto
Principe province. Mncco will strive to
reach the wilderness In Santiago province.
"I expect to bo able to report In a short
time that Matanzns province is free from ;
any considerable rebel bands. Tharo Is none
now within eighty miles of Havana.
"At no previous period have the Insurgents
been pressed as now. The present campaign
baa lasted only a little over three weeks.
At the same rate of progress the Insurgents
will be driven east of Santa Esplrltu In
three weeks more. "
General Weyler , remarking that I could
best obtain an understanding of the military
operations by Inspecting the staff map , di
rected me Into an adjoining room , where his
chief of staff. Lieutenant General Ochando ,
nnd several Junior members were at work.
General Oclmndo , the youngest man of all ,
IB of medium height , has delicate , refined
features and looks the typical staff ofllcei
nccuHomcd to brain work , although ho won
his rank by military service. A long table
etood In the center of the room , on which
lay a complete map of Cuba , perhaps twelve
feet long. Every town and village Is marked
on a white background.
General Ochando explained the method of
locating the Spanish troops and the rebels.
Steel pins , two Inches long , with round ,
black headu , such as ara used by women to
fasten bonnets and veils , were pricked Into
various paints. Small pieces of red paper ,
like miniature flags , were attached to many
pln . Each ono represented a Spanish
column , with Its name , route and the com
mander's name written on It. A blue flag
on a pin repreicntlng Maceo's force , a white
flag , Lacret's. ' Seven Spanish columns , ac
cording to the flags , were about Lacret.
Macco hud no flag between him and the great
uwampa In Santa Clara province. The flag
representing Gomez and his force stood
pricked In the map near Jicotca. About It
htoiiil pricked * In thu map ton red flags , rep
resenting as many Spanish columns. Gomez
is surrounded completely , according to the
disposition of the troops today.
General Ochando courteously explained the
method employed to keep track of the army.
He 1st Immediately directing the movement
in Matanzas , He Informed mo that General
I'ando Is commanding the troops about
Gomez. Movements of troopa to Puerto
Principe will begin now , he said , According
to the Inclination I obtained at the palace
today , the government expects lo drive all
the largo bauds of rcbclu Into the mountain
ous , heavily Umbered country east of Santo
Esplrltn , before the rainy neasx > n , which , of
necessity will end the campaign ,
I have nbtiilned much rc-llable Information
from Pliiur del Rtn and Havana provinces ,
which mines from neutral sources , s.Hi
agrees with the foimal statement of the
government general. Five or ten mounted
men can ridenbout , burn and destroy just
cis the bandits used to rob and escape be
fore the prcKcnt rcbc-lllon began , There are
ouch email bandy which the government
propones to try to control by civil guards , asa
announced In General Woylor'H proclama
tion yesU'rduy.
Additional details arc received In the
Delgado case , previously reported. Jose
Gregorlo DolKJdo , owner of the Dolores
sugar plantation , five inlley from Jnruco sta
tion , on the Matanzafl railway , and forty-
live miles from Havana , complained to Ccu-
nul Geneial Williams that his nephew , Dr.
Jose Manuel Dclgado , was attacked on the
* plantation last Wednesday by ncveral volun
teers. Ho received thico machete wounds nIn
the face and a bullet through the thigh.
Itelgado resided fur a long tlmo In Now
York , A nephew was graduated at Bolle-
vucs ' { 'he captain general was Immediately
notified of this Incident by tie ) consul gen
era ) . Ho expressed surprise , and Immedi
ately telegraphed to Jaruco and Jlntnoa for
Ciihnii XeUK Via Ma.lrl.l.
MADRID , March 9. A dlspitch received
hero from official sources In Havana says
that Colonel Vicuna ha > defeated Maceo
* lth a IOEI ot seventy-two killed and n
great number of wounded , The Spanish
troopa also captured 210 horsen and a large
luantlty of arms. The 8p.tnl.irln.lir last
only twenty-two wounded , arc still purtulug
the enemy.
Appronchlncc iv nretllc lle-
tiiri'ti CoiitenilltiR l''oreex.
HAVANA , March 9. The Insurgent bands
commanded by Napoles , Alberto Rajas ,
Machado and Alcman , In obedience to or
ders from General Gomez , have left the dis
trict ot Placetas , province of Santa Clara ,
and have moved Into the province of Ma-
tanzns. Other Insurgent forces will assem
ble at Zuazo and near Placetas , In order ,
It Is said , to protect the passage ot the In
surgent forces under Gomez nnd Macco
through the Qucmado Grande on their way
The Insurgents have burned the planta
tion and buildings at Cabalguan , In the Trin
idad district of Santa Clara.
The Insurgents have burned the splen
did plantation of Arco Vp Iris with Its
buildings , province ) of Havana , and hanged
three peaceable countrymen.
General Arola Is continuing his advance
through the province ot Santa Clara , In
pursuit of Gomez. His vanguard , at San
tiago , under the command of Colonel Fran
ces , had a skirmish with the Insurgents'
rear guard nnd Colcncl Hernandez Is be
lieved to have cut off the retreat of the
Insurgents back Into the province of Ma
tanzas. The column of troopa under Colonel
Galbls Is going In the direction of Pando.
The guerilla forces of Calabazar , In the
district of Sngua la Grande , have been en
gaged with the Insurgents under Dclgado.
The latter left ono killed on the field and
the guerillas , In pursuing the enemy , met
near the plantation of Orients the Insur
gent band commanded by Ruperto Sanchez.
The Insurgents left five killed behind them.
General Prat , whllo on his way from Bou-
querones to Aguada , has boon engaged with
a numerous band of Insurgents under Quln-
tln Bandcra. The troops had two wounded
nnd pursued the enemy In the direction of
Bnncisi , Colorado and Carlllo.
The military governor of Matanzas re
ports that there exists at the plantation of
Saratoga and on the banks of the river
Aura many binds ot Insurgents belong
ing to the forces of Mac o. which were
fought by Colonel Vicumla a day or so
ago. These hands are reported to be In
a demoralized condition and without ammu
The column of troops commanded by
Colonel Molina , coming from Palma , met
the Insurgents1 scouts near the river Aura.
The main force of the enemy was said to
bo encamped some distance away. Mlro ,
Lacret , Zeyae , Garcia and Accbea , the In
surgent leaders , are said to be with Maceo.
Colonel Lopez , at the head of three com
panies of Infantry , advanced upon the left
flank of the enemy. Major Lopez , with two
companies , movcdV upon the right flank ,
and Colonel Molina , advancing upon the
enemy's front , captured the Insurgent po
sitions at Vista Hermosa and the planta
tions of Trinidad , San Jose and Atrevldo.
The Insurgents retreated and the firing was
kept up for three hours , with great loss
to the enemy. The troops had four men
seriously wounded and seteral men slightly
Near Guanajay , In the province of Plnar
del Rio , the Insurgents huve attacked a
mixed train , which was guarded by a de
tachment of soldiers. The Insurgents wcro
repulsed with a loss of seven killed.
The military governor of San Cristobal ,
in the province ! ot Plnar del Rio , reports
that the Insurgent leader Perlco Delgado ,
with GOO men. has overrun the district ,
burning everything In his path. Ho was
pursued by the troops and two of the
enemy were killed , among them being the
Insurgent lieutenant Leon. A band of 200
Insurgents near Palaclo has hangeei ono
pacific countryman. Several more small
bands of insurgents in this province are
negotiating to surrender.
Maximo Gomez Is reported to b ? at Se-
borucal In person. A store keeper at Ce-
brlan has been plundered of J400 and orders
Issued to burn hls store. General Weyler
will remove his headquarters to the city of
Matanzas In order to facilitate his direction
of operations after the direction of the main
force of the Insurgents has passed Into
Santa Clara.
Two AeiVKpnper Men Ainoiif ? the
PARIS , March 9. The trial of Armand
Rcsenthal ( Jacques St. Cere ) , Count Lionel
Werthcr de Cestl , M. Balemsl , a banker ;
Ulric do Celvrey , formerly editor of the
Echo de L'Armee ; M. Poldebar de la Bruyero
and M. Szydlowsky , charged with black
mailing Max Lebaudy , the young million
aire who died recently In the military hos
pital al Aincllo Les Raines , out of largo
sums of money and by the most cruel frauds ,
was commenced here today. Rosenthal was
formerly connected with the Paris Figaro
and was cot respondent In this city for aNew
Now York newspaper. During his latter
days Lebaudy was defended against his
enemies by Mile. Marsey , the well known
Patlrlan actress , to whom ho wished to
leave his fortune , but who refund to accept
It. Each charge will bo examined separately
and the cape promises to be Interesting , al
though It Is believed nearly all the facts
In the case have been made public , and
they show that Ulrlc de Cevroy alone must
have defrauded the young conscript out of
over 1,000,000 francs.
The brothers do Clvrl were the flrst taken
to bo examined. Mile. Marsy , the actress to
whom Lebaudy left his fortune , was present
attired In deep mourning. She testified
that M. Lehaudv told her that the de Clvrls
attacked him bcciuso ho refused to give
them 5,000 francs for their paper , the Echo
do L'Armee. General Borsermct testified
that Joseph do Clvri's attitude bellkened
his having askce ) a favor of Lebaudy and
that be had been refusoj.
Aiijilo-Gerinuii Hymlleiite. Complete * *
ArriiiiKeiuentH for tile Deal.
LONDON , March 10. The Times' financial
article says ; "Arrangements point to the
completion of an Anglo-German syndicate to
yobtain a Chinese loan of 10,000,000 , which
will possibly bo Issued In two Installments ,
Wo sincerely hope that there will be no hitch
In the arrangement , because the Influence
which Russia has already acquired In China
much concerns other nations , "
The financial article also says : "From
what wo hear , the Baltimore & Ohio recon !
struction plan will require nearly 20,000- '
000. " The Berlin correspondent of the Stand ,
aril says ! "The Chinese loan has been con
cluded at G per cent , repayable In thirty-six
years , and secured on customs receipts. This
la a brilliant victory of the Anglo-German
over the French syndicate. "
Ceneriil Ilooth Itetnriih to London ,
LONDON , March 9. General Booth of the
Salvation army arrived hero unexpectedly
today. He came overland from llrlndlslx In
responto to urgent appeals from headquar
ters for his advice regarding the American
situation. The genera ) did not go to head
quarters , but has been closeted with Brain-
well Bocth ever since hl& return.
\aUvex Allaek the Iliiteh.
TUB HAGUE , March 9. It Is announced
here that a Dutch military patrol hat , been
attacked by the Alchlnez , near Anagatoetl ,
Island of Sumatra , Eight Dutch soldier *
were killed nnd lUc olllrers nnd twenty-one
men were wounded. The Alchlnez lobt B'X
cf their leadcrc and thlrty-tevi-n nun killed
and wounded.
HrrvlNlii'K oit I he Move.
LONDON , March 10 , A special dispatch
from Cairo says ; Osniau Dlgna has left
Omduaman for Cucculu to lake command i'
the dervishes. A dUpntch from Rome say #
General Buldlssera Imc vent a detachment
to the relief of Cuamla.
Departing foi the Seal
ST. JOHNS , N F. , March 9.-Tho seal
fishery Ii being prosecuted vigorously , T o
kteamcrg left today for the Ice fields , taking
8.000 men.
! li ! ) ri ! UIIM tinInlliirnrii. .
LONDON. March P.- United Stales Ambas-
tador Bayard Is ufTcrlnK from
- a flight It-
tack cf 1'illucnzn
Mob of Twelve Thousand at Bilbao Attack
an American Consulate ,
the Oflleerw with Sioiion ntul
to lIUiicrHC Until the
Oeii iVArnu-N ClutrKeil
Driivtu Sworil * .
BILBAO , Spain , March 9. There was an
other anti-American riot hero today and It was
of greater Importance than the previous so-
called patriotic disturbances , caused l > y the
action of the congress of the United States
In regard to Cuba. About 12,000 people took
part this afternoon In the popular demon
stration. The excitement was stnrtod by a
group of young men at a street corner , who
began cheering every soldier who passed
by. Their conduct was soon Imitated by
other groups of people , until every soldier
seen was cheered by the crowds , and some
musicians who refused to repeat the national
nntlicm were hustled , beaten and otherwise
The excitement Increased and many groups
formed In the main streets , cheering for
Spain and denouncing the United States. The
authorities did everything possible to main
tain order. Almost the entire pollco force
was turned out as ooon as the populace as
sumed a threatening aspect and the rioters
\vero dlE-porecd again and again.
Eventually , however , the mob became so
numerous and excited that the pollco wcro
almost helpless. After the flrst demonstra
tion of sympathy with the army , the crowds
had armed themselves with sticks and cud
gels and their numbcra were so great that
the pollco were swept aside and nn Immense
crowd gathered on the leading thoroughfare
and marched toward the residence of the
American consul , shouting , "Long live Spain , "
"Down with the Yankees. "
On their way to the consul's residence
they hurled stones through the windows of
stores and private residences , overturned n
number of vehicles , pulled several mounted
policemen from their horses and generally
behaved In the most threatening manner.
Stores dealing In American goods received
the most attention from the mob and the
windows of the consul's house were badly
shattered , although the pollco defended the
The mob then proceeded In the direction
of the United consulate , evidently In
tending to stone that building as well. But
the authorities had taken the precaution
to send a strong force of pollco to guard
that building and another detachment of
pollco was stationed acroas the streets leadIng -
Ing to the consulate. Therefore , when the
mob neared the United States consulate. It
was confronted by the police with drawn
swords. The mob halted and then began
pelting the police most vigorously with stones
and pieces of brick. The policemen , however ,
held their ground and a squad of the officers
charged the rioters. The latter began by
firing pistols at the policemen , two of whom
were wounded. This caused the police to
charge In a body , and , using their swords
with good effect , the rioters were dispersed ,
yelling and hooting at the authorities and
shouting "Down with the Yankees" and
"Long live Spain. "
The police , who made a number of arrests ,
experienced considerable difficulty In escort
ing their prisoners to the depot. During the
whole afternoon there was more or less dis
turbance. It was decided to keep both tle )
police proper and the gendarmes confined
to the barracks until further orders , oa there
seems to be danger of another outbreak.
The United States consulate Is now guarded
by a strong detachment of gendarmes , armed
with carblnefc , revolvers and swords , and they
have Instructions to protect the consulate at
any cost.
MADRID , March 9. The turbulent element
In the city of.Bilbao . which created dis
turbances yesterday , continued to defy the
authorities today and made violent demon
stration In spite of the armed threat of the
gens d'armes. Disorders were renewed near
the American consulate and a determined
effort was made to reach the building where
the consulate Is located. The gens d'armes
showed equal determination to frustrate this
attempt and succeeded. But this was not
done without a serious collision between
the mob and the gens d'armes , In which
twenty of the former are known to have
been Injured , though It Is not slated any
fatalities resulted. Nine of the gens d'armes
wcro also Injured. With this rebuff the
mob drew off. But the Inhabitants of Bil
bao are still in a turbulent mood and the
police authorities find it necessary to make
every precaution to guard against Injury
being done to the United States consulate.
Elsewhere In Spain the situation bears a
more tranquil aspect and the question of
the 'action of the United States on Cuba
Is regarded In a calmer mood.
A report found currency today that the
United States minister , Mr. Taylor , had left
Madrid , but this proved to ba wholly with
out foundation.
A dispatch from Havana says the Insur
gents are In a demoralized condition and
seeking flight toward the eastward portion
of the Island.
TrlnlH Coin-lulled.
BERLIN , March 9. The espionage _ trlal at
Lelpslc , which has attracted much atten-
tlon , was ended today with the sentencing of
Schlren , a Luxemburgcr and the chief de
fendant , to seven years' Imprisonment. Pfelf-
fer was sentenced to two years and Rlng-
bauer to one year's Imprisonment. The evi
dence showed that a Frenchman named Mon-
tler , the most Important culprit , has evaded
arrest. The prisoners were Montler's tools
and he received his orders from the mlnle-
tcr of war , the main object being to obtain
samples and detailed knowledge of the new
German rllles.
Illil > ert Will Not A bill rale.
ROME , March 9. The Trlbuna today de
nies that King Humbert has expressed Ills
Intention to abdicate. The report grow out-
of the fact that the king Eald : "My son may
negotiate with the Negus , but I will never dose
so , " The Trlbuna also publishes an anti-
French article headed "Indecency and In
solence , " durlpg which It protests against
French interference In Italian affairs and
declares that Franco Is actuated by Implac
able hatred of Italy.
Uruiiii Inelilent 3lttf lit * llHiiNcil | Of ,
LONDON , March 9. It Is stated here
today that In view of the discussion of the
Venezuelan question being on at Washington
between the British ambassador , Sir Julian
1'auncefoto , and the Venezuelan minister ,
Scnor Andrade , and possibly Secretary Olnoy ,
the Uruan Incident ( the arrest of a British
police inspector and the hauling down of
the British lag ! In the disputed territory )
may flrst be disposed of.
lthlne 0iit of ItN HankN ,
BERNE , March 9. MoIUng and hea\y rains
have occurred in the Bernese oberland. The
Rhino has overflowed at Lode and Marteaux ,
Inundating time places. Railroad communi
cation with both towns has bean stoppej ,
h'lv ThoiiNiinil Alia out Starved ,
LONDON , March 10. A Constantinople
dUputch to the Chronicle nays : The Arneil-
cans aie keeping 6,000 people barely olive
at Murabh with a weekly dole ot 3 pence
Thirty ThuiiHiinil on n Strike.
VIENNA , March 9. The number of col-
Her * on strike at Ostrau and Karvlnos Is
Increasing and there are no30,000 out ,
Vluiuriu StiirtM for NU-e.
LONDON , March 9. Queen Vlctoila anfl
her eulte started for Nice today.
VCTV 1'linno of th * Sltmttlon In Ciiii-
nilit'M A Tnlr < i.
OTTAWA , Ont. , March 0. The Manitoba
school question assumed a now And Interest
ing phase today when Blf Charles Tupper
arose In the House of Commons and read a
telegram from Premier Greonway of Manitoba
to Sir Donald Smith , who recently visited
Winnipeg upon a mission ot peace. Green-
way's telegram wai In reply to one from
Sir Donald , and read : "Winnipeg Man. ,
March 2. Your telegram has received ino t
careful consideration br myself and col
leagues ahd while fully appreciating all you
say , It Is quite clear to us that we can
only proceed to Ottawa for the purpose of
holding' a conference on official Invitation
of the Dominion Rovornrncnt. I fully ap
preciate your very kind offices In this mat
ter. "
Sir Charles Tupper added : "In view of
the assurances that the government of Mani
toba Is willing to have a conference , the
Dominion government proposes so soon aa
the second reading of the remedial bill Is
carried , to have a conference with Mr.
Qreenway's government with the view ot
arriving at a settlement of this question
In ' terms that will be satisfactory to his
government and the minority of Manitoba ,
but In the meantime to proceed with the
question before the house , dc die In diem ,
as previously arranged. "
A triumphant shout went up from the
liberal side ot the house , for the statement
was regarded as the government's flrst re
trogressive step slnco entering upon Its
cottclvo policy.
i\uluxlnii of Store Cuttle Illtx Them
Al o.
LONDON , March 9 , Joseph Chamberlain ,
secretary ot state for the colonies , In the
Housa of Commons todayj replying to Sir
John Long , liberal member ; for Dundee , said
the government had just received a strong
protest from Canada In regard to the pro
posed permanent exclusion from the United
Kingdom of store cattle. The protest , he
added , would receive careful consideration.
The civil lord of the admiralty , Mr. Austin
Chamberlain , replying to John Dillon , mem
ber for East Mayo , antl-Parnelllte , oild there
was no foundatlpn for the report that a
squadron of British war ships was on its way
to Curacoa.
The debate upon the naVal estimates was
resumed. Mr. Goschen , flrpt lord of the ad
miralty , replying to a criticism by Mr. John
Redmond , said that It was absurd to sug
gest that the Increase In the vavy was In
tended to menace the United States. The
naval program , he said , was settled In No
vember , before the Venezuelan question had
arisen. _ *
Senor HOJIIH Olllelnlly * DonieN Kvpec-
tatloii of 11 llrltlnli JllocUmle.
( Copyright , 1S9C , liy I'IPSS publishing Company. )
CARACAS , Venezuela , March 9. ( New-
York World Cablegram Speqlal Telegram. )
Senor Rojas , Venezuela's minister of foreign
affairs. In an Interview officially denies any
knowledge of an English ; naval squadron
coming to La Gunyra. He believes the re
port Is untrue. A cable dispatch from Paris
says a British fleet will arrive at Curacoa
next Wednesday. The Venezuela govern
ment declines to give any information re
garding the British demand for Indemnity
for the Uruan Incident , ji
The Caracas press urges the Venezuelan
congress to follow.the lefldj < ot the United
States congress and declare the Cuban In
surgents bclllgcrentn. The"papers say It
Is the duty of all South A'merican .rep.ubjlcs
to recognize Cuba. -NBUHBW KING. ,
Charged with Impoi'tlnK' ArniH Into
the TraiiHVaal.
LOND.ON , March 9. Late In the day It
was admitted by the pollco authorities that
a warrant had been Issued for the arrest of
Mr. Cecil Rhodes. He Is charged with com
plicity In the Importation' of arms Into the
Transvaal territory for use against the
authorities of that rcpubllcj
The Dally Telegraph denies that a warrant
has been Issued for the arrest of Cecil
Another Kxpcilltioii IJIIIIOH.
( Copyrlsht. 1S90 , liy I'resa publishing Company. )
KINGSTON , Jamaica , March 9. ( New-
York World Cablegram Special Telegram. )
Another expedition has safely landed In
Cubi , evading the Spanish troops and JoinIng -
Ing the Insurgents.
Inspecting the .Siberian Hallway.
ST. PETERSBURG , March 9. Mr. Pang-
born , president of the American committee
to Inspect Siberian railways. Is about to
start for central Asia and the Caucasus to
study the railway systems ( there.
Kentucky UemoerntN Ione Another
Prominent Mcinhcr.
FRANKFORT , Ky. , AJarch 9. Senator
Welsslnger , the leader of the democratic
anti-Blackburn forces In the Kentucky legis
lature , died shortly befon noon today ,
Senator Welsslnger has ecu 111 for several
days with a bad cold , whlc i has changed Into
pneumonia. Ho was mad : . much worse by
the excitement of Saturday when he was told
that Blackburn had been elected. This mornIng -
Ing his friends were called In and his physi
cians said they thought hq would not survive
the day , as the change for the worse was
very marked. '
DENVER , March 9. Mrs. Cecilia A. Baker ,
wife of Dr. G. G. Baker and director In the
Tuesday Musical club , died suddenly last
night from the rupturing of a blood vcbsel In
the btflln. Previous to her arrival In Denver
eight years ago Mrs. Baker , was director of a
musical club In Akron , 0 , , which Is one of
the leading societies of Its kind In the
country. She was also musical director at
the State university at Boulder and at Wolf
hall In this city. She redelved her musical
education In Now York , 'from her earliest
childhood displaying a marked tulent for
the art In wl/eh she afterward became BO
HARTFORD , Conn , , March 9. George
Elliott Sill , agoi : 34 , son of ex-Lleutcnant
Governor Sill , died at hl home here today ,
- After graduating from Atnh'erst college ho
was prominent in politics and was a member
of the Sons of the AinerjcautRevolutlon and
of the Reform club of New York ,
DOVER , N. H , , March ! 9. . Chief .Justice
Charles Doe of the supreme court of Now
Hampshire was stricken , wjth paralysis In
the depot at RolllnsfordJ today , and died
almost Immediately. . .
SAN ANTONIO , March 9. Mrs. Gooige
R , Peck of Chicago died this tnornlnir. The
remains will be shipped homo by special
train. ' '
BUFFALO , March 9. George II. Burrows ,
fur ii'iuiy years superintendent of the wi fl
am tllviJtlon ot tbo New york Central Mil-
road , died here today.
CLEVELAND , March 9 , Brt n. W. Little ,
one ot the most prominent and wealthier
clt zons of Cleveland , died this morning.
aged 80 years. Before tha war Dr. Little
was ranked as one of Oblo'e most noted
abolitionists. He did active work In Morgan
county In the Interests of the "underground
railway" and a number ; of exciting luQldnnts
! > .re told In connection with t.ls many i.ui
cessful efforts In ( securing freedom of runaway -
away necrocs.
STILLWATER. Minn. . March P. Mrs. J.
N. Caitlo. wife of ex-Congr < ! 63imi futtie.
died last night after a lingering ;
aged about 52 years. She wa a. Jltir ( f tx-
Congrcsxnan John R. Fellows of New Yfk
and hag lived here about fourteen yearn.
ST. LOUIS , March 8. Mre , Chauncey Ives
Fllley , wife of the proponent republican
leader , died at her home today after an
lllnes < B of one week of pneumonia , The de-
ceuwd was CS years of age and would shortly
have celebrated the forty-first annlvenury of
her marriage with Mr. Filler ,
ASSINABOINE , Mont . March 9. Mrs. J.
K. Mlzner. wife of Colonel J. K. Jllttner ,
Torth United States cavulry , died at Fort
Asslmibolne today ,
Division of tbo Federal Court Olork's Office
a Matter of Uncertainty ,
1'coplr IiooU on It ni Knit -
it Home Hove anil
Other * Think It n. Trlltc
WASHINGTON , March 9. ( Special Tele-
gram. ) Representative Strode of the First
district Is not at all clear In his mind
whether It would be well to divide the federal
district ot Nebraska as to the keeping of
records , as proposed by his bill , or to wait
until the question ot two federal districts
comes up for consideration In the next
session ot congress. In order that ho may
know the feeling of the attorneys In the
South Platte county , ho has requested ex
pressions of opinion by way ef petitions
and In event the bar Is favorable , he will
press a division of records , those affecting
the South Plattc Interests , to bo kept In Lin
coln. Slnco the Introduction ot this bill
Hastings people have protested against Its
passage upon the theory that It might pre
judice their Interests when the state conies
to bo divided , and as Congressman Andrews
stated today : "Without knowing more about
the bill , I would bo compelled to vote against
It , " which remark was concurred In by Dave
Mercer , who Is looking out for nil that
concerns the Second. There Is a decided
feeling In congressional circles that there
should bo two federal districts In Nebraska ,
but whether the line should run cast and
west or north and south Is ono of those
questions which nobody there can agree upon.
There arc those who believe the ) line should
follow the meandering of the Plattc river ,
In which case Lincoln would bo designated
as the location of one district and Omaha
the other , but there Is no hope of such u
bill until the next session , when an effort will
ba undoubtedly made to divide the state.
It was a day of resolutions nnd petitions
calling upon congress to pass the bill appro
priating a certain sum of money for the
TransmlsslsslprI and International exposition
In Omaha. Every member of the Nebraska
delegation presented the resolutions of the
city council of Omaha , adopted March 3 , as
to recognizing the holding ot such an exposi
tion. Senator Thurston presented resolu
tions of the Northwestern Nebraska Press
association , held at Randolph , Neb. , and also
the Omaha city council resolutions. In fact ,
both housea had a quota of favorable resolu
tions upon the exposition In ' 98. This Is
thought to be only the beginning of the flood
of petitions from the country vitally Inter
ested In the holding of this exposition.
Petitions from cities , towns and counties
are pouring In from Nebraska , favoring the
Christian amendment to the preamble to the
constitution , "God In the constitution , " as It
Is called. Senator Thurston presenting today
the petitions of Rev. L. Proudflt of the United
Presbyterian church , nnd fifty-one other res
idents of Dunbar , the petition of fifty-six
residents of Mount Clare , the petition of
ninety-seven residents of Nelson , Nuckolls
county , and one from citizens of Adams
county. While these citizens are for the
recognition of a supreme being In the const ! ,
tutlon , just as religious a body , the Congre
gational club of Crete , Neb. , Is for recogniz
ing the belligerents rights of the , Cubans ,
such a resolution .having been introduced to
day by Mr. Thurston , and what is more re
markable , the resolutions are signed by a
woman , who undoubtedly sniffs battle from
afar. Mr. Thurston also Introduced a bill
for the relief of Cella A. Jeffers of Bassett ,
Senator Allen presented petitions of resi
dents of Thayer county , citizens of Stroms-
burg , nnd citizens ot Ewlng , Neb. , favorIng -
Ing the Christian amendment to the con
stitution ; also of the htudents and faculty
of Doano college calling for recognition of
the belligerent rights of the Cubans. He
presented a letter from the mayor and
council of South Sioux City , Neb. . thankIng -
Ing him for his Interest shown In the mat
ter of the protection of the town from the
Missouri's encroachment.
Senator Allen , from the committee on
Indian affairs , submitted a favorable report
authorizing the secretary of the interior to
pay out of the unexpended baianco claims
against the Genoa Indian school Itwurred
during the superintendence of Horace R.
Chase to the amount of $8,000. This per
tion of the Indian appropriations bill was
stricken out in the house. Mr. Allen also
submitted a report on the amendment as to
support and civilization of the Ponca Indians ,
Including the pay of employca , $30,000 , rec
ommending Its passage. He Introduced a
bill restoring the Santee Sioux of Nebraska
and Flandreau Sioux of South Dakota to
all rights , privileges and benefits enjoyed
by them and their ancestors under the
treaties of 1837 and 1851.
' The pension claim of Silas S. White of
Humboldt has been reported favorably , car
rying $30 per month ,
L. S. Hewlett , commissioner of arid lands
for the state of Washington , appeared before
the IIOUEO commltteo on public lands today
and argued In favor of an amendment to the
Carey desert land law. Under this law any
state having arid land within its bordeni
can take up 1,000,000 acres of such fcttd
In small parcels and under restrictions. But t
one state , Wyoming , has thus far applied 1
for land. An amendment Is proposed , how
ever , to give each of the arid land states
1,000,000 acres of land outright , with but one
restilctlon , and that IH that the proceeds of
the sales of these lands be held as a trust
fund for the reclamation cf the land until
all Is reclaimed. The legislature of each
ftato la to dispose ot the land as It sees fit ,
and after It Is all reclaimed , the surplus
money realized from the sale Is to go to
the state absolutely. All western states , In
cluding Colorado , Wyoming and South Da
kota will bo filed to take up desert land
under this act.
Secretary Smith today rendered decisions
111 the following land caecs ; South Dakota-
Joseph Scott , administrator , against Richard
M. Maloney , Rapjd City district , decision re
versed and land awarded to Maloney ; Foote
against McMillan , Waterlown district , tie-
c'slon ' reversed and land awarded to Mc
Wyoming Ex parte , Frank Simpson ,
Cheyenne district , decision afllrmcd , desert
land proof ; held for rejection , land only sub
ject to homestead entry ,
Ropreaentatlvo PIckler Is making a. strong
fight to have the salaries of fourth class
postmasters raised to a figure commensurate
with the work done , an In many cases they
are working for almost nothing. Where the
postmasters receive. $100 ho will endeavor to
raise It $50 ; In case ot $200 , the raise will
bo $40 and so on ,
The comptroller of the currency has re
ceived notice of the following changes In
office of Nebraska national banks ; First Na
tional , Fullerton , no assistant cashier In
place of J. Harvey Bostwlck. Jones National ,
Be ward , II , T. Jones , president , In plac ; of
Claudius Jones ; L. F. Shultz , cashier , In
place ot II. T. Jonou ; no assistant cashier In
place of L. F. Shultz. Beatrice National ,
Beatrice , D. W. Cook , vice president , In
place of N , S. Harwood ; H. H , Walte , cash *
ler. In placa of D , W. Cook ; no tuvlstant
cashier In place of H. H , Watte.
1'iilnlorN Out on 11 Strike.
SAN FRANCISCO , March 9.-IOIjfht hun
dred painters went on a strike here today.
They want an Increase of M ) cents ) a day ,
making Ihclr wages $3 Instead of $2.GO.
The strike was ordered by the I'alnteru'
union and wuw decided upon teveral duya
ago. Tha boss pnlntera say they were not
notified of the UeirmmlH of the Btrlkora and
that they will try to get along without
them. It U said there arc GOO nonunion
painters In the city , enough to curry on
the work on hand. A general utrlke among
the building trades IB feared , as the
plasterers , carpenters und plumbers ore
s.ild to be In sympathy with the painter * .
Ue.iiilt of the Street Cur
Coltlnloii nt St. I.ouln.
ST. LOUIS , March 9. Three men ore dead
and ono inoro Is not expected to live as the
result of last night's collision on the St.
Louis & Klrkwood electric line. Fifty others
ore more or less seriously Injured. Dead :
RICHARD LANIGAN , Insurance agent. St.
Lou I si.
JUNIUS A. JONES , claim ngcnt , MIs-
solrl , Kansas & Texas railway ,
J. II. AIKEN , motorman , car No. 3 , cast-
Sam Smith , motorman , car No. 2 , west
bound , has both legs broken , head crushed
and Is Internally Injured. Ho will die.
Among the more serlourly Injured are :
Jacob Go9a , St. Louis , spine Injured.
Mrs. G. Spencer , Selma , compound fracture
of both legs.
Herman Mueller , boys 8 years old , St.
Louts ) , arm broken and foot mashed ,
Joseph Stallln , St. Louis , foot crushed.
Peter Ryan , St. Louis , hip crushed and
knco cut
Henry Gebstcr , St. Louis , foot crushed.
James McGrath , Klrkwood , leg broken.
Dr. M. C. Marshall , dentist , St. Louis ,
leg broken.
Henry Lcflork , St. Louis , ankle broken.
General Manager Houseman states posi
tively that the entire blame rests with J.
H. Alken. the motorman of the eastbound
car , who was so seriously Injured that ho
will die.
Herman Brlscoo , a boy ot this city , Is an
additional victim of the wreck. Houis
found this evening at his home , where ho
has inln In nn unconscious condition ever
since the accident. It Is thought that ho
cannot survive. Ho la Injured Internally.
Murder Mystery In ClilctiK
UiileUly Solved.
CHICAGO , March 9. Late this afternoon ,
Mrs. Cummlngs of 313 Fourteenth street ,
Identified the dead body of the man found
In a barrel yesterday with the corpse of an
Intent , as that of her husband. Ho had been
an Inmate of tha poor house for two years.
The pollco have abandoned the theory of
murder , It being known that the mutilating
was done by medical students. After Cum
mlngs died In tbo poor house the death
was advertised In the usual manner , but
he had gene to the Institution unded nn
assumed name and the body was not
claimed. It was then , according to custom ,
sent to a hospital the Herlng Medical hos
pital being tno recipient. The students
flnlEhcd their work with U and an ex-
prcrsman was paid to take it away. He was
too lazy to bury It and dumped the barrel
where It was found.
Regarding the body of the Infant , the hospital -
pital authorities say that some time ago an
unknown man called at the hospital , saying
that ho had the body of n baby which he
would donate to the hospital. A boy was
sent with the man and brought back the
body. It was also given to the express
man to bo burled with that of Cummlngs.
The pollco at once began looking for the
man , as they thought the baby was mur-
deicd. His name Is John McDonald and
after ho had proved that the child was his
legitimate son and had died from natural
causes , he was released.
One ThoiiHnml lit Fort "Worth for the
Annual Convention.
FORT WORTH , Tex. , March 9. Probably
1,000 cattlemen are In the city today to at
tend the annual meeting of the Texas stock
raisers'conventlop. . whloh .cjnvenes. ( here to
morrow. Every town In the cattle raising
section in the state Is represented , while
representation from the Indian Ter
ritory , Kansas , Colorado and other
states are hero In largo numbers. The
executive committee of the association has
been In session several days past and has
adopted a detailed report of Its work during
the past y.ear. As the executive committee
does nearly all the business of tbo associa
tion btween annual sessions , It will be of
vast Importance , to all stockmen. It has
been decided not to bring up the question
of Mexican cattle Importations , as there Is
a wide difference of opinion existing and It
might cause trouble. U Is known that the
association will take strong means to pro
tect the members from the many cattle
thieves hereabouts.
DlNOHHsliiir SehciucH for I'rc
tile Commerce of the Colonies.
LONDON , March 10. The Times says In
replying to the Empire Trade league's memo.
rial In favor of denouncing the commercial
treaties with Germany and Belgium , which
prevents the British colonies from levying
a lighter duty on British than on foreign
goods ;
"Lord Salisbury has written to Colonel
Howard Vincent that ho is In thorough ac
cord with 'Mr. Chamberlain on the Importance
of securing the trade of the colonies for
British producers. Whllo England would
never again agree to such Inconvenient stip
ulations , he says , he Is not pureparcd to
give notice of the termination of these other
wise valuable treaties , until a definite scheme
Is produced , offering such probabilities of an
increased trade within the empire as to fully
compensate tor the risk Involved. The coun
cil of the league has decided to submit Lord
Salisbury's letter to the colonial governments
with a view to securing definite proposals. "
Tiitti.vTi\ii : ) nv A MOII.
Slayer of n KIIIINIIM Mail CoiifeHNeM
the Crime.
TOPEKA , March 9. 'Al ' special to the
Capital from Alta Vista says ; Frank
Mitchell , < < prominent farmer near this
place , was murdered last Thursday. James
Clare , a brother-in-law of the deceased , on
going to Mitchell's farm this morning found
Mitchell missing , A search revealed the
body on the farm of John Hcpner , a neigh
bor. On being confronted with the facts
and taken Into custody , Hepncr confessed
to killing Mitchell and hiding the body In
the grass. Excitement runs high and
throats of lynching are common. Mitchell
was knovvn as a quiet , sober man , while
Hepner has a very unsavory reputation ,
Hcpncr'H wife denies all knowledge ot the
deed , She was also placed under arrest ,
The killing was done with a photgun.
Mitchell was unmarried , An Inquest will
bo held tomorrow.
SniiteheH 11 Tray of Diamond * mill
Mnki-H IIU
DENVER , March 9. This evening an un
known man nr.atclied a tray of jewelry , In
which were forty diamonds , valued at $5,000 ,
from a show window In Gotteslebi-n's Jewelry
store on Sixteenth street , nnd made his es
cape. He was followed and fired upon by
clerks and several bybtandere , The thief
returned the fire , slightly wounding George
Jalsen. The police are searching for the
Mellrlilo AKCN ! Heavy DamtiKeH.
MITCHELL , 8. . . Mfirch 9--ShCllff
Miller of Plonklnton , Auioia county , nr-
reptcd today and served numinous upon
forty-nine Mitchell citizens , who partici
pated lit the sacking of the Mull ofllro
February 21. udltor McHrlde brlngu eult
for JiS.OOO damages for destroying the
property nnd other Injuries. Tlilily iliiy
ure given the defendant ! ! to file answers.
AH Aurora county citizens are believed to
be In sympathy with Mcllrlile liy deffiid-
untH , a change of venue finm ( hut county
will ba token und It will tulte BOtne time
to get the tatio Into court ,
Stricken AVhllu In the Pulpit.
NEW YORK , March ! > . -Ilev. W. 1'ux-
ton , D. I ) . , superintendent of the Ameri
can Sunday School union work for rnuny
yeiim , MUM stricken with imrulyula Hunduy
afternoon at the Arlington Avenue 1'rt'H-
byterlan church of Orange , N. J. , just an
he was about lo Hjiejk on the work , He
has been unconfluuH Blnro the nltucl ; und
his recovery la doubtful.
Republicans mul Democrats Doclnro A Ono I
Day's Truce ,
SCPIIPN of the Mont Intrnrir Kxoltc *
luoiit WltticNNeil nt the Slate
Cniiltol rrcvlnttn to the
Joint Si-KHloii.
FRANKFORT , Ky. , March 9. For the second
end tlmo death has added to the complexity
of a senatorial contest that has engrossed
public Interest In this state for two months
and attracted wide attention throughout the
country. The death ot Senator Rosel Wcls- *
singer today removes , besides a distinguished
member of the Louisville bar , ono ot the
most active and energetic figures In the
senatorial fight ; n man who had within the
past few weeks defeated Dr. Hunter , the re
publican nominee , and successfully baffled
every attempt of > the followers ot Senator *
Blackburn to secure the re-election ot that i
leader. The exact political effect of the
event of today cannot bo determined , but
tonight nn election seems moro remote than
ever. The republicans , however , hnvo sixty-
eight members of the legislature and tha
democrats sixty-seven , with a probability ot
the t support of the two populist members na
long | aa Blackburn Is their nominee , Taking
Into consideration the announced determina
tion of the republicans to force n vote In the
house tomorrow upon the Dimlap-Kauffnian
contest capo for the purpose ot unseating
Kauffman ( dcm. ) the key to the situation
seems to bo the attitude of L'cutenant Gov
ernor Worthlngton , who presides at the joint
sessions , will take upon the question ot a
quorum. If ho holds to the decision ho Is
sold to have announced \\lien a Vacancy was
caused by the dctth of Representative Wil
son , that seventy shall constitute a quorum
of the joint session , the republicans , oven by
seating Dunlap can count up only sixty-nino
votes and the democrats , with the two popu
lists , will have the same number , so that
either party may break a quorum at will
and prevent an election. If ho takes the
position that slnco the death of Senator
Welsslngcr slxty-nlno members constitute a
quorum , the election ot St. John Boyle of
Louisville can be accomplished by tho' re
publicans If they seat Dunlap and give the
caucus nominee the whole party strength.
This session will expire before a successor
to Mr. AVclsslnger can be elected. It I al
most certain that tomorrow a vote will betaken
taken ID the Dunlap-Kauffman case and that
Kauffman , the democratic member , will bo
unseated. Whether the democratic senators' '
retaliate or not , the republicans assert the
election of Mr. Boyle Is a certainty. The
democrats say they will not go Into the joint
session It an attempt to unseat Kauffman Is
made. Beyond that the politics of the. situ
ation cannot bo foretold.
At today's joint session there was no at
tempt to elect. The death of Mr. Welsslnger
having bccu announced before 12 o'clock , It
was agreed between the leaders that the
proceedings bo confined to a formal ballot
to fill the requirements of the law , but one t
vote being cast for the nominee ot each
party , after which no quorum was announced
and the session adjourned. Afterward both
houses reconvened and appointed committees ,
to take appropriate action upon the death -f
of Mr. Welsslnger. The adoption of the vj
resolutions drawn up by these committees
was followed In both branches by adjourn- Jy ;
ment. 4
The senate met at 11 o'clock , and on mo- M
tlon of Senator Bronston Immediately adjourned - i
journed until 1 mlnuto of 12 o'clock , on ao , .
count of the serious Illness of Senator Wels- ' * f
singer. &
When the house met a great crowd was on *
hand. The speaker had given an order to - |
the sergcant-at-arms to admit nobody except
those entitled to the floor of tbo house , and
the crowd which had expected to fill the gal
leries and lobbies was kept out. This pre
caution was taken on account of the Intense
Interest and excitement over the vote on tbo
Dunlap-Kaffman contest. The excitement
over political questions had been abated to
an extent , however , by the news that Sena
tor Welsslnger was dying at hlo room In the
Capital hotel. .
Business was checked shortly after the
opening by the speaker , who Instated that
the sergeant at-arms was admitting men not
entitled to the floor. Ho said that complaint
had been made that the men had been In
timidated on the floor Saturday when the
joint ballots were being taken.
Vlolott aald that the speaker was mistaken.
Intimidation had been attempted , but tbo
attempts were not successful.
Carroll , democrat , moved that the house
adjourn until 12 o'clock on account ot the
expected death of Senator Welsalngor.
Burnham , republican , objected , holding that
It would bo tlmo enough to adjourn when
the news of the death of Mr. Wclsslncur
was received. He asked for time until a
conference of republicans could bo hold.
A vote was taken after much heated argu
ment by Carroll , Spauldlng , Fllppen and
others. The democrats Insisted that out
nt respect to the dying man such a recess
should bo taken. A. call of the -roll on the
motion was ordered ,
Spauldlnt ; of Marlon said that out ot de
cency the motion to tnko a recess should
be carried unanimously , und ho asked that
It should be so ordered. He wan overruled ,
however , and the roll was ordered called.
The slcnlflcanco of this was that the re
publicans were determined to take up the
contested case of Dunlap vs Kauffman , and
brlr.B It to a vote. They voted solidly
against a recess , whllo the democrats voted
ayn.Mr , Vlolctt , when his name was called ,
said with emphasis that ho hoped the house
would dismiss the partisan spirit and take
a receia In honor ot a noble and pure spirit
now In the struggle * * of death , "I vote
aye , Mr. Speaker , " said he.
Mr. Howard , republican , arose before the
vote was announced , and said that In poll-
tics ho was a partisan , but In this Issue he
arose above party difference , H was now
11 o'clock , and nothing could now be done ,
he said. In the contested case. Ho voted
Carroll , democrat , his voce ! trembling
with emotion , said , "I will assure the
gentlemen of the opposition that I will vote
for the republican nominee If there lo the
slightest prospect of the election of a dem
ocrat , and I ask that the recess tin granted. "
Lyons , republican , on this assurance , voted
with the democrats ,
Thlo closed the remarkable debate , the ap
parent unfeollngncss of which only shows the
great strain brought about hy the crisis In
the ( senatorial contest. The Incident , with Its
attendant display of partlHanehlp was ended
and BOOH forgotten , when , at 1140 ; o'clock ,
the death of Senator Wolrelnger was an
nounced. The motion to take a recess until 1
mlnuto of 12 was then put and carriedby / a
unanimous vote. Just before the noon hour
the senate filed Into the houao chamber. The
jam outside nnd In the corridors wa terrific.
The presiding olllcer mid .that he hoped
that there would bo no 'disorder ,
Mr. Carroll nald that It had been mutually
agreed by democrats and republicans to
make no attempt to elect a United Statea
senator. Ho moved tiiat the reading of the
roll call ho dispensed with and that only
two names , the first democrat , and the flrst
In the republican lltt. bo call ) ' ] . This wan
agreed to , and the nanio ot Senator Ben
nett , lopubllcan , was called. Ho voted for
Boyle , When Senator Brciiiton'a name ,
which IH the fit tit of the democrats , was
called , ho voted for Blackburn.
An objection to thlu wan made by Senator
Jamoi , whp paid he thought that In order
to si'f that the law wan strictly compiled
with , enough nur.ies should bo called to
break a quorum , all those , except thu two
already named , of course , refusing to vote.
This was acceded to and a call of the roll
way made , Tim chair announced that tb

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