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.ESTABLISHED JTJ3STE 39 , 3871 , 01NEAIIA , FRIDAY MAT5CH 18 , 1890. SI G-LE COPY FIVE CENTS. WEYLER OFFERS EASY TERMS Spanish General Will Release Many Eebol Fiin oners at Once , REQUIRED TO PROMISE FUTURE FIDELITY ItctrviMlnnr Toivnrd the nnd Doliipr Ilvcrythltiff 111 Tlivlr I'lMver to Avoid n Conflict. ISOfi , by I'rrm PublltliInK Company. ) HAVANA , March 12. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) General Wey- ler lusueil a circular today declaring that nil persons who have been taken prisoners nnd who have been with rebel bands will bo Interrogated. If they deny that they joined the rebels willingly they will be re leased from custody. They will first promise , In the presence ot two witnesses , fidelity to the government. Their record will ba Investi gated to ascertain It they have committed common crimes against the law. utich as arson , theft or robbery. This order was Issued because numerous Individuals In tvso provinces have been forced 4o Join rebel bands , but who got away or al lowed themselves to bo captured as soon as possible. Prisoners already In confinement will be given the benefits of this order , whlcl affords additional proof that General Weylcr Is acting on n broad line ot policy , as llbera as the circumstances will permit. nomez Is now widely separated from Maceo nnd Lacret. The last named made a rapk' movement westward toward the southern border dor of Havana province. Gomez Is between Jaguey Grande and Bolondron. Maceo's movement Is undoubtedly stratcgl as well as to send out a largo number o e'.ck and wouniied to the great swamp. Yes ttrday morning Maceo and Lacret were a ( llanguana , n point on the edge ot Hi swamp , directly south of Navajos. PRESSED BY SPANISH COLUMNS. Numerous Spanish columns ore constant ! pressing the Insurgent leaders , giving them no time for rest. At the present tlmo mos' of Gomez's people could not fight If the pollc ; of their leader would permit. Their nmmun' tlon is deficient. The efforts of Gomez an mainly to cvold the Spanish columns. He n longer has offensive Intentions. There lu no cane to be destroyed In th country ho occupies. That he successtull eludes hlo numerous powerful adverearle under the present circumstances Is quit remarkable. U affords fresh proof of th extraordinary capacity of Gomez to conduc purely Fablnn military tactics. The usual number of trilling t-klrmlshe nro reported , which ore not worth separat mention. The general summary Is two o three killed , together with halt a doze : hors > 3 , In each affair. General Aqulllar has ) been appointed ch ! ° ot the Spanish artillery In Cuba. An ox tenplvo flro In a sugar refinery last nigh linn no p.lltlcal significance. Loss , $200,000 I made an Investigation to ascertain It thf educated claw of Cubans have shown r tendency to Join the Insurgent .forces Ir the field l4i the past six weeks , when Go nez wns near Havana , and find there ha1 been no uch tendency. Educated Cubanr do not join the insurgents. They prefer tc go to the United States. The World's Interview with Rafael Mon- toro Is reprinted here. WILLIAM SHAW BOWEN. SPANISH UEOUIjAIlS ARE 1 > KSKIITING llenort ItraiiKlit to Xe\vYorli Ii > ' One of nomez'N lileiitcimiitH. . NEW YORK , March 12. Colonel . Fred eric E. Perez , chief ot staff ot General Maceo of Cuba , la in thin city on a secret -mission. Ho will return to Cuba Jn a few days. In an Interview last night ho said : "When I left Cuba , General Gomez nnd General Maceo were very well satisfied with the conditions existing and hoped to be able to do something more decisive In the near future. The _ raid through the central provinces has brought good results. The Cubans gained arms , ammunition and men. Many Spanlrh volunteers have taken the field with Incm. In the eastern part of the Island over 1,000 Spanish regulars have denertcd to the Cubans. "Since I left the army there have been n .reorganization and some changes. Macoo and Gcmez were about to unite their forces again. They now have an army of about 25,000 men In the central provinces. The Cubans havu throughout the Island about 00,000 armed men , and about 40,000 partially armed. Of tlio armed men about one-third are cavalry men , who have plenty of good horses. The Spanish mounted infantrymen are no match for them. Mai > y of the Spaniards are not able to ride , und when they charge they cling with both hands to the pommels of their saddles and do not control their horses. Sli.ee General Wuyler took control the Spaniards have done nothing. They have a grea't many flying columns , but they are always the tear guard , following along , never by any chance coming In contact with the vanguard. That Is the reason that General Maceo was able to pass from the province of Plnar del Rio to the province at Havana without firing a shot , when the Spanish army was marched to the region. I vas In the ten yearn' war and aw the Spaniards lU'ht like demons. Now -there is a change. They seem to have no heart for their work. They fight weakly and do not fcCfin to care how the battle may go. "Tho Spaniards appear to bo very much demoralized , both on account of the move ments of the- Cubans and the action of the American congress. The resolutions passed by the IIOUPO nnd senate have given much joy to the Cuban leaders. I had no trouble in gett'ng away from Cuba. In fact , there ivoro many facilities. I left the Island at u point not far from Havana. The whole In terior of the Island coast , with the exception of the few harbors hold by the Spaniards , are practically under the contiol ot tba In- Ei-rgentv. " Colonel Perez was wounded January IS In the battle ot Garro , whore the Spaniards miil-uahed the troops of General Maceo and killed four men. Colonel Perez was shot In the neck , and was In the horpltal for several weeks. He left the Island about aeek GOMICuu.uii.vu Kim SAXTA CI.VUA , 'Another I.ume Force of lleht'U WorK- ltKVeNtward. . HAVANA , March 12. Between San JOSE and. Tlvlcala , a large force ot Insurgents has been seen moving westward. Gomez Is still reported to be near the Grau ClenaEa Occi dental de Zapatfl. ami the nutliorltltB say he appears to be trying to enter the province of Santa Clara to : u pni-s between Rodiu and Clenfuegoe. province of Santa Clara. Tlio police have captured Perez Sunlga formerly editor ot La Kratcrnldad. He wa : upon the point , It Is claimed , of Joining the Insurgent" ' camp nud was armed. In the Mrugglo between /unlga and hU captors the ex-editor waa wounded. In the Palmyas district of the province ol ' Santa Clam the Insurgents have burned lb ( plantations of Mercedes , Vega I.ttcana , Hants llota , LAB Calabruzas , La Kaja and tin liousce of the workmen , as ell 'as the re finery. They alio destroyed by fire th < clock of in o ! one a contained In ( no large .vnrehoufiis and valued at about f 230.000. Near ( no cemetery of Cardenas , In tht province of Matanzas , the Insurgents cap i. tured the homes attached to a hcurco. Ilejeuted 111" Anierli-uii I'roiioxul. LONDON , March 12. A dltpatch to tht Dally NVB from Berlin reports that th ! l-'rankfitrler Zcltung's Washington advice ore that Premier Canovas del Cartlllo ol Upalu ha a refuted to entertain United Bute : Minister Twylor's nropotsl that Fpaln shouk crant autonomy to Cuba SPA1.V IS IlKTTIill SATISFlBt ) . Tone of ( lie Anirrlenii Senate Attrllm- tcd to VnrloiiN CiiiiNex. ( Copyright , 1S , by rrts 1'ubllthlniCompnny. . ) MADRID , March 12. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) U Is difficult to adequately describe the profound , satis faction expressed by all elapses ot Spaniards and echoed by their press of all shades of politics this morning over the American senate Indefinitely adjourning the motion for the recognition of Cuban belligerency. Most ot the Madrid papers attribute the result to the resolute and unanimous attitude of the Spanish nation , and to the demonstrations ot European opinion favorable to Spain. Others attribute It to a sense of fair play having succeeded the first Jingo outbreak In America to the representation made by Minister Uupuy do Lomo. It may bo also noted , however , that republican and liberal papers strongly recommended the Spanish government and nation not to bo lulled Into a false Impression of security. They fear a revival later of American Inclination to In terfere In the struggle between Spain and her colony If the revolution bo prolonged or assumes features that might again orousw agitation In the United States. Even these opposition papers , therefore , recommend active operations In Cuba to attain decisive rchults promptly. They hope there may be at the same tlmo a rational solution ot the problem how to achieve both moral and ma terial pacification of Cuba In an honorable ind lasting way without any outside pros i'tiro ' from the United States. El Imparc'al considers the conflict with the United States only adjourned , and recom mends the government to finish the war In Cuba as 'soon as possible , and advises preparations of all kinds In Spain whereby every contingency may bo provided for. In political and financial .circles- most people think the position ot the cabinet Is much strengthened In view of the general election , and also for negotiating a fresh advance of $25,000,000 to carry on the war until Parliament can vote the extraordinary supplies tn July. Up to the present tlmo the Cuban war has coat $65,000,000 , the present fate o ! expenditure being between $5,000,000 am ; $0,000,000 monthly. BARCELONA PEOPLE QUIET. BARCELONA , March 12. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) OwIng - Ing to the American senate adjournment o : consideration of the belligerency resolution , the Spanish funds are buoyant today , am exchange Is lower even than before the war panic. The people of this city and district are ; o much calmer that the civil guards have been withdrawn from the United States con 3ulate and only a few police are now de tailed for Its protection from possible Insult Not only was the manifestation of stu dents quickly dispelled by the charge of tin guards , but It Is announced that orders havi been given to fire with ball , If such a demon stratlon Is repeated. In fact , religious pro copious , with the crucifix bDrne aloft an : priests prayn : for rain , have taken the plac of political demonstrations. Such a pro longed dry season of warm weather ha ben rarely known before. In Catalonia I has cau'eil Immense- damage to agrlcultura Interests and to the factories In the province Another noteworthy fact is that In th' prosperous community a strong scntlmen has lately dtveloped admitting the wrongs Cuba and suggesting autonomy for the Islam Vnlera , the celebrated Spanish writer , ha published a pamphlet urging the pcopl to swallow Insults from the Unite States because of present Spanish Isolation HD advises his readers to expend their ange In the newspapers and to appeal to th powern for concerted action against the pre tensions of the United States. Your correspondent has written a letter t the local newspapers , and by writing as Princeton graduate has endeavored to diver the bad Impression caused by the action o the Princeton undergraduates , but the con inents of the Spanish papers are exceeding ! severe on this gratuitous Insult to the ! baby klnc. More Student HlotM In Snulii. .MADRID , March 12. Further demonstra tions of students against the United States , as a result of Cuban resolutions of congresc have occurred. At Corunna 200 students be longing to tha unoverslty Joined In a parade yesterday , cheered for Spain and burned an American flag. The police , however , suc ceeded In preventing the rioters from approaching preaching the United States consulate. At Alicante the mayor nnd police , while dis persing a similar demonstrat'on , were pelted with stones. A number of policemen sus tained Injuries. SenrehliiK ; for .ViiiiNen. LONDON , March 12. Captain Wiggins writes to the Times suggesting that In the event of no news being received of Dr. Nan- eon a small land expedition should bo sent tn the summer to search Cape Cholluskln for pooalble records deposited by Nansen. Cap tain Wiggins believes that Baron Toll would undertake ruch an expedition , Palling In this , ho thinks some yachtsman might make the Journey by way of the Karaza and exam ine all the shore from Port Dlxon. Friendly AYorilN for Spain. PARIS , March 12. The Eclair today , com menting upon the Cuban resolutions of con gress , says that In view of the "exaggerated pretensions" of the United States It Is "dim- cult to see why European diplomats cannot at least extend their good offices to Spain. " Sonlliiir Schooner CriiNlied by lee. ST , JOHNS , N. P. , March 12. The steamer Wolf , ono of the scaling fleet , left hero on a sealing cruise on Tuesday last. It was clashed by Ice and sank today. The steamer was taking seals when It was crushed by the ice. All of the crew was saved , Hurled liy nil Avnliinelie. LONDON , March 12. A Vienna dispatch to the Standard Eays : Two of the three missing Vienna tourists who were climbing In the Alps ungulded were found dead at the foot of Martlnswand , on Rax mountain , beneath an avalanche. Ilellef AVorlt III Arineiilii. CONSTANTINOPLE. March 12. Two of the assistants of Miss Clara Barton , presi dent of the American Red Cross society , have received permits to proceed to Alcxan- dretta , Miss Barton will remain here for the prceent. Alleged AiuerleniiH I'nder Arreit. LIVERPOOL , March 12. John and JameD Magulro , described as Americans , were ar rested here today upon their arrival from Ireland , charged with murder and robbery , committed at Trllllck , county Tyrone. aiiivemeiit * of tliu Italian Army. ROME , March 12. The latest advices from Massowah are that the army of the Nc-gus lias reached Entlsclo , half way between Adowa and Adlgrat. The forces of Oaman Uignm huvt > arrived at Guluelt. China PIIJ-H Illir Intercut. PEKING. March 12. The Anglo-German loan of 100,000,000 taels has been Issued at 94 , with Interest at C per cent. The con tract stipulates that tha customs administra tion Is to remain unchanged , No DeKreeM for AVoinen. LONDON , March 12. The uanate of Cam bridge university , by a vote of 18C to 171 , has rejected the proposition to appoint a commit tee to consider the question ot conferring do- grecs upon women , Spain HII > | IIK Manner union. o LONDON , March 12. A Berlin dispatch to the Standard says that agents of the Span- Uli government have arrived at Ob rndort to rccclvo 30,000 Mauser rides which have boon ordered there , i . Confrnet for the Chlnexe 1.01111 J LONDON , March 12. The financial article In the Times announces that the preliminary contract for tbe Chinese loan was signed at Peking yesterday by the Anglo-German yn- dlcalc. ItullniiM Ktadluur .Military Duty , PARIS , March 12. The railroad tralni TOfBlne the frontier from Italy are crowded w th Italians vho are leaving that country to escape military service In Africa , READY TO FACE ACCUSERS General Baraticri Admits Ho Maclo the Ad vacco on His Own Motion , ACCEPTED THE DESPERATE CHANCE Ulnicnlty of Sconrlnff 1'rovlxloim mul the Itnllnn I'o- ultiim tlic Movlnpc Clinic. , , ROME , March 12. General Barallerrhos arrived at Massowah , In a physically and mentally prostrated condition. Ho admitted to a correspondent of the Tribune that ho had yielded to a rash Impulse In making the attack , which led to the defeat at Adowa. He also admitted ho had no direct orders from the government. Ho know nothing of General Baldlssera's coming at the time , and , therefore , was not Influenced by any ques tion of amour proprc , but soley to the diffi culties of revlctuallng , which would have compelled a retreat and have opened the road to the Shoans. All ot the , generals , he said , wcro confident that even a partial vic tory would put an end to an untenable po sition , and wr > uld cause the Shoans to with draw. The difficulties of the ground , ho held , were the tause of the plans miscarrying. He deeply deplored the disaster , but had nothing to reproach himself with , and was ready to meet any charges and to endure to the end the consequences ot his misfortune. iVOliM ) III3 A VIOLATION OF I.A.W. OlllccrH Could Dfot Kiillnt In a KorclK" Army. LONDON , March 12. The under secre ary of the war ofllce , Sir John Drodorlck , nswcrlng an Inquiry today In the House f Commons , said the war ofllce had no ows ot any English militia officers having olunteered their services to Spain In case f war with the United States , If It oc- urred. Ho added that any officers taking uch a step would be liable to the penalties f the foreign enlistment act. The under secretary of state for foreign ffalrs , Mr. GeorgeN. . Curzon , replying o a question In the House of Commons oday , said the government had no Infor- natlon as to the settlement of the Vcne- uclu question having been arrived at. L. , G. Bowles , conservative member for tings Lynn , asked the government In the ilouse of Commons today , It notice had been akcn of the statements In the Spanish ress that In the event of war between pain and the United States the Spanish irlvateers would prey upon American com merce , and whether. In view ot the com- llcntlons and injuries Britioh trade would utter from such an event , or In the case f war between Great Britain and a country ivhlch had not acceded to the declaration o the government would consider the Uiole effects of the declaration ot Paris ml the advisability of Great Britain with rawing therefrom. The first lord of the treasury , Mr. A. J Balfour , In reply said that the govcrnmcn' ' "ocs not question Spain's right In the mat' er ; but In view of the fact that no prl ateers have been used In any war since 8HG , even by the powers not acceding to ho declaration of Paris , and that the doc rlne that a neutral flag covers enemies goods , except contraband of war , has been generally accepted during recent years , i may be doubted If Spain would actually csort to such measures , Regarding the latter part of Mr. Bowles question , Mr. Balfour said that while fully admitting that the eventuality mentioned might have an Important bearing upon the ntorcsts ol neutral countries , ho did not hlnk anything could bo gained by an ex pression of opinion upon the part of the government of any hypothetical case. This answer , however , did not satisfy Mr. Bowles , and he pressed Mr. Balfour for a more explicit reply , whereupon the first lord of the treasury said that an ex pression of opinion at the present moment might bs Inexpedient. He had consulted with the admiralty and his colleagues on the subject and believed ho was correct In saying there had been a general acceptance by all the powers , though not as a formal treaty , that ! ( a. neutral flag covers one- mleo' goods , except contraband of war. LEAVE NOTHING FOIL JIISSIO.VAHIKS. Turk Hliln IIIiiiHL-lf of Them by Dc- Htrnyluir Their Field. LONDON , March 12. A letter Is published here , addressed by the Gregorian bishops of Urfa to the sultan. Learning of the intended mapnacre , the bishops wrote the sultan this farewell letter , protesting that the sultan had been misled In supposing the Armenians wore rebels , and complaining that Europe was calmly looking on at the bloody work. A portion of the letter Is addressed to Chris tians in America and says : "We have been strenuously opposed to your mission work among us , but these bloody days have proved that some of our Protestant brethren have bo : staunch defenders of our honor nnd faith. You nt least know that our crlmo In the eyes ot the Turk has been that we have adopted the civilization that you com mended. Behold the missions and ochools , which you planted among us , and which cost millions of dollars and hundreds of precious lives , now in ruins. The Turk Is planning to rid himself ot missionaries and teachers by leaving them nobody to labor among. " Ilrny.ll OfTorN to liny n Crulxcr. BUENOS AYRES , March 12. It Is stated that Brazil has propoicd to Italy to pur chase the Italian cruiser Lombardla. Lom- bardla has lain In Rio harbor for many weeks with yellow fever on boa'd. This has re sulted In , the death ot over 100 of the crow , while upwards of fifty cases still exist among them. The crew has not been al lowed to land In Rio. It la a protected thlrxl class crult-cr. of 2,280 tons displace ment and 7,140 Indicated horse power. The armament consists of four fifteen centi meter , elx twelve ccntlmotor and eight fifty- seven millimeter quick firing gunp. It wat > launched In 1890 at a cost of $800,000 $ and has a ereed of eighteen knots an hour. HiiniliiriiH lliiilt-r Martini Iuw. ( Copyrleht , 1S5C , by Hie Associated I'reni. ) TEGUCIGALPA , Honduras , March 12. ( Via Galveston. ) The whole ot the republic of Honduras has been placed under martial law , pending the cettlemeut of the civil re volt In Nicaragua , In which the president ot Honduras hna _ espoused the cause of the Zelaya government against the rebels. Tlie near approach of the contending forcea Ij Nicaragua to the Honduras * frontier and tlio ( llt'posUlon of the president ot Guatemala to Interpoeo for the settlement of the \var , are the cor.ulderatlons that made the step ecem advisable- placing the country under mar tial law. _ UxtrmlltiMl John I , . O'llrloii. LONDON , March 12. The extradition of John L. O'Brien , who la wanted at Newport R. I. , on the charge of stealing rubber goods from Goodrlch's factory , and who eays ho Jumped his ball on the advice of count * ! , was granted at the Dow street police court today. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Cnlilu The floods continue In Germany and many villages are inundated. Prince Hobenloho Thursday dined ( he Austrian premier , Count Goluchowekl , The English colonial ofllce has refused a charter to a company to exploit Ashuntee , Eight oil wclla and two factories in tht Rusilan fields at Baku wcro 'lentroyed by lire. lire.The The English nnd Americans In Rome have subscribed u large fund for the relief ol Armenians. Ita \ reported In London that the portc has decided to expel the English and Amer ican missionaries from Turkey. The manufacturers of Germany huvt formed u leucuu to combat the demands ol the ugrarlana for an export bounty or sugar. SIIOSIIOM3 INDIANS AHH KXC1TKI ) . YounK Chief Fntnlly Sliol lijnn Ont- linv Hand. LANDER , Wyo. , Morcfi 12. ( Special Tele gram. ) There Is considerable' excitement among the Indians at Shosnono agency caused by the shooting o'f Jim Washaklo , a grandron ot the venerable chief of that name. Dick , Lameraux andi Carl O'Neal , two half breeds , and two whUo men named Fr " ; k Odcll and Bill Roberts , all moro or less bad men , stole Jim , \ vashakto'owife and made for the Montana llhorwltb. her. When Washaklo found what hadihoppened ho se cured the services ot a halt breed named Hereford and started In hot pursuit. They overtook the abductcrs fif'T miles north of the agency and otempted toJiave a talk with them and for that purposi : laid down their guns nnd went forward. When within forty paceo ot the party , Lamfraux called out for them to go back and commenced firing. The young chief turned his horse and hur ried back , but ho was nit quick enough. A ball from a rlflo ptntckjhlm In the back and went through the "body " , coming out at the right brcart. Another lodged In his left thigh. Notwithstanding Ills-Injuries , Washa klo rode back to the place where he. had left his rifle , nnd , picking up the weapon , turned on hlo wotild-ho murderers , but at this moi ment the party rode away1 to the north. The galUnt young chief , with what ap peared to bo a death wound , rode back to Klnnear's ranch on Big Wind river before receiving assistance. The agency physician wao called In haste to see hlmt nnd the phy- clan reports that the wounds are not ncc- K-arlly fatal , unless bood ) poisoning seta HICapta'n Wlleon , the acting Indian agent , pcourlng the reservation Vilth his Indian ollco with the detorm'.natlin of capturing 10 party. Will Lameraux , 'tho half breed , a son of Julo Lameraux , ono ot the wcalth- est men In Wyoming- , and the young man s known around homo as a troublesome : raracter. The Indians arot Kroatly excited ver this event and Captain- Wilson realizes hat the abductors and woUld-be murderers must bo brought to Justice. ' VUAL.TH I.VVYOMl.fj. . MIMiS. llcli Territory Ilelnr ; .Developed In the Vicinity of AVIicntlnnd. WHEATLAND , Wye. , March 12. ( Special. ) That there Is a rich mlnlnfe district trlbu ary to this place lu now a'certainty. ' The ateat assays of ore taken from the claims elng worked twenty miles west of .here by he Carroll brothers show nerays from throe ( Bees of $248 In gold to tho'tori. The work- ng Is known OB the Blue Gtde ? mine and 3 cwned by Manager Bowie ot the Swan Land and Cattle company , M. . R. Johnston f this place. Dr. Johnston pf 'Cheyenne ant everal others , one ot whom Is believed to o ex-Senator J. M. Carey of Cheyenne. The wnors have the means and-disposition f ully develop the property and' shafting on he claim te being dona' as rapidly as pos- Ible. The shaft Is now ] down thirty-five eet and the ere has Increased" In Tidiness rom the surface , where -.assayed $12 , to he present depth. The find' ' Is 'In the Lara- nlo mountains , near Rees * pcali.with plentj f water and timber close at'nand. . There s considerable cf rush tdthe region and ilalmu have been staked off'by railroad- men ind ranchers on all sides of tfts Blue Gras LARAMIE , Wy.o. , March12j ( Special. ) The Carbon County Mining anfl"Mllllng com lany Is sacking a carload.of , arc taken Iron ho Albion and Croosuo claims at Coope 1111 to bo shipped'to ' Kfiftsas'Clty for treat nent. 'A , ; j Spring CreeU'H JVe.YV'SIUui < K Cnmi ) . RAPID CITY , S. D. , Marth U. ( Special. The now gold mining' comp npened up las all on Spring creek , fourteen miles southwest ' west of this city , continues ! to attract a great deal of attention. Prospecting has been ; olng on all winter , with the result tha several rich veins of tree gp'.d ' have been discovered. The YIsHor lode shows a wel defined ledge live feet wide of ore that aver ages S4 near the surface. A contract wa et a few daye since to sink , 100 feet on th edge , further down the.crcefc . Is the Stern 3111 group of mines , where , numerous crca cuts have been made for'a distance of 2,00 'eet ' showing a strong flssure vein , cuttlni .he formation and carrying ; highly oxydlzei ore , together with arsenical iron. The ve ! widens as It goes down. ' The ore which carries free gold and concentrates , assays from $50 to $100. j ; IIEAVIKST SXOw'oK ll'IIB SKASOX. Iliillwny Trnlllc Seriously Interfered \v llh In the'13 art t. P1TTSBURG , March 12.JTbo snow etorm that has been experienced lh "western Penn sylvania for the past twenty-four hours end- tng this morning Is theTworst of the seo- acn. The temperature dropped twenty de grees and another fall of frpm ten to fifteen degrees is expected today. Despite the heavy snow trains on all the lines wore generally on time. The Baltimcre & Ohio was tied I up en account of a freight -wreck for nearly eight hours. No ono was Injured. NEW YORK , March 12 | Snow fell nil night In the Interior ot tlio state. Dispatches received today by the Assiclated press re port from eighteen to twenty Inches at Sar atoga , Amsterdam , Montlcello and other plnts and considerable Interruption to rail way trafflc In consequence. 'In.thls ' city the storm subsided before midnight and today the weather Is clear but cold , PHILADELPHIA , March 12. Snow fell nil of yesterday and last night'In this state , the result being the heaviest storm of the sea- ran. Some localities report railroads tem porarily blocked end country roads Impas- sablo. _ .Seven Mlnci-M Reported Killed. CINCINNATI , March 1 ? , A Fpeclal to the Commercial Gazette from Charleston , W. Vo. , says : A report reached here to night that at the Central } c6al woiks , on the Chesapeake & Ohio , In New river val ley , this evening thirteen , miners boarded a car nt tlio pit mouth to ride down the decline. The rope broke and the cur rushed down to the f bottom. Seven men were killed , three fatally and three badly hurt. It Is Impossible to fully au thenticate the report , [ Munt Aimiver IIproNV' MAIJISON , Conn. , Marcn 12.-CharBes of heresy have been preferred -against Rev. W. T. Brown , pastor of tholltfrst Congrega tional church of Madison. ! by Ttav , 8. Jj. Blake of New London , C'onnJ , nnd a hear ing lu to be held In Madison some time tills month. The causes of the charge nt the present time are vague. IXIs Htutec ! that Rev , Mr. Hrown has been..prcachlng "up- to-date" sermons , whieh nii\d not been uj > - preclated by his congregation. ' Storm StopM All } | U'HIIOKH. | HAHELTON. Pa. , March ' 12. The snow storm which broke over Jhls region yes . terday Is still raging. The pnow has drifted to a great depth , In places j > laqknK ! country roads. Etectrla earn are run'only at In frequent Intervals , and with great tllfllculty , Trains on nil steam roadg are behind time. None of the mlnen are working , and 20,000 tnen are Idle In consequence , JciiIoiiH Mini Kllli/flilii / AVIfo. DENVER , Colo. , Maith" 12.-Edward Wurd , formerly a brakemnu * on the Santa Ke railroad , who camp to Denver frp.ti Chinook , Kan , . , a month * ago , killed blc wife and himself today with , u revolver Ward was jealous of hlBl wife , \vho Ua6 sepai ated from him on account ot hla al legcd cruelty. The coupleimd an Infail oh'ldl ' * ' o . fiettlntr Ilendy for lh v Conference. CLEVELAND , O. , March 12.-A meeting of the general commlttee''of . the Interna tional conference of the Methodist Episco pal church , which1 will be lield In this city In May. has been called for next wovk. . . . f i llouth Invited to V W. C. T. I' . Unit , CHICAGO. March 12.-The Woman' * Christian Temperance union has Invltej Oalllngton and Maud Booth to hold inc-cti IIIBH In WIHuril hall during their contem plated visit to Chicago , Itnlux l.luuiir TIIX 11)11 ) II NIM | . ALBANY , N. Y. , March 12. The Raini 'Iqucr tax bill tonight pawed ( he assembl } by a vute of 81 uyea and 03 i.ays. CREW OUT OF THE FINANCES Ono of the Principal Difficulties of Balling- ton Booth and His Father , COMMISSIONER EVA BOOTH RECALLED lit ( In Good Ityo to the SalMitlim Korec * In New York Ilontli Tucker- AHHlKiied to the ' Cotiintniiil , NEW YOR.K , March 12. Relative to the causes ot Balllngton Booth's retirement from the command ot the Salvation army In the United States , the following Is published here : Some tlmo ago nalllngton Booth sub mitted to his father twenty-two grievances nnd asked for remedy nnd relief from them. The principal ono wns concerning the "War Cry superannuation fund. " The f > nle of the War Cry In this country wns sanctioned by General Booth , who agreed to 10 ier ; cent of tlio sales being set apart for u fund for disabled and superannuated sMdlava. U was with this agreement tiiid XindersUii'lIng that the paper was sold In this r juntry , This fund probab'.y amounts to $8,000 or J1C - 009. Some tlmo ngo , It Is cln'me'J , Qvneitit Booth sent for this money , which ho In tended usInK for nrmy- purposes elsewhere , thus diverting- from Its original i-urposei. Balllngtcn Ilooth declined to accede to this demand anil Enid the fund was for the American army superannuated colliers and not for the extension elsewhere. Immodl- ately on ton ot this Ualllngton Booth's ic- inoval wns ordered , which led to his rcslg- nhtlon. Bal'.Ington Booth , It Is stated , has refrained from stating his true position , out of consideration for his futhcr. Commissioner Eva C. Booth , who had tem porarily supplanted her deposed brother , Balllngton Booth , In the command of the Salvation nrmy In America , has In turn been superseded through the appointment of Mr. and Mrs. Booth Tucker to the com mand ot the army In America. At the close of a largely attended meeting of the auxil iaries In the large Memorial hall tonight. Commissioner Eva Booth , who had Juat fin ished speaking , was handed the following cablegram from London , acquainting her with the appointment of Mr. , nnd Mrs. Booth Tucker : LONDON , March 12. 1SDO. Commissioner Eva C. Booth. New York : The general has appointed Commissioner and Mrs. Booth Tucker to the United States. He IB prnlsln ? God continually for the fidelity of tin American ofllcers nnd toldlers and lelles with perfect confidence upon liielr devotloi to the Hug- and their advance In the wni under their new commander. BRA5UVELL BOOTH , Chief ot Staff. Commissioner Eva Booth appeared to be much affected on receipt of the cablegram Commissioner Carleton , the latest envoy to this country from International headqtiai1- ters In London , presided over the meeting tonight , and In doing so Indulged ! < i a lengthj statement In reference to the dissensions In the army In America. There was consider able singing , after which Commissioner Eva Both tald : "It causes me pain to have to refer to the circumstances which brought me here. I am your commander and he ( Bal llngton Booth ) lg my own dear brother , and I deslro to say that the last fad step wlite ! ho has seen fit to take has not In the lear shaken a sister's love. We were cradled It the tjamo cot and offered our first prayer at the knee of the same fend , but departei mother , who looks down with moistened eyes of pity on her son tonight. "Bsforo he was commissioned to the com mtnd of your country , ho stood upon tin same battlefield. sldopy side with me. We both rpoko the vows of faUh"nnd loyall > to God and submission to our father , ' the great leader of this mighty movement , whos ; flag waves from pole to ple. It is an ex ccedingly painful thing for me to have ti refer to these circumstances , but the ordo which my brother disobeyed waa Irsued a the same time to twenty-three terrltorla leaders , among them five members of my own family. Sister Lucy , whom wo calloi little , because she has not the habit ot grew Ing big , who has trodden the heathen sand of India , in fulfillment ot her duty ns com mander , received her farewell orders a the eamo time and Immediately Issued he manifesto through the columns of. her Wa Cry. I sobbed and cried all night the nigh t received my orders to say farewell t London province , where I labored as com mander for four years. "I came hero to nsk him ( Balllngton ) to recall the letter he had written and to ael < him to meet his father , but without having the desired effect. Could the general violate the principles'of this movement and under mine the labors of his lifetime ? No. I say there was nothing clso for us to do but take the position which wo have assumed In this cad and trying matter and maintain tl.c principles which are dearer to us than our own flesh and blood. In this , our diy of test , wo are proving ourselves to be a people of principle and of truth. Change of olUco prevents stagnation. There Is strength In unity and weakness , failure and Ignomlty In the result of division. "Father never said the army in Engla-id was dearer to him than the army In America and I know ho feels this blow Intensely heavy. The Salvation army Is not English , It Is the world. " The speaker concluded with an exhorta tion to all to remain loyal to the parent standard. Judge Halllmondo , William Glover of the New Jersey auxiliaries , wlo : have joined Balllngtcn Booth and Mrs. Spcnco asked permission to ask Commissioner Booth some questions. The request was re fund. Commissioner Eva Booth denied that there was any truth In the statement that the present trouble originated through tlio re ported refusal of Balllngton Booth to trans fer the superannuation fund to the London headquarters In obedience to the command of his father. STKAMtMl UIO IUJ JAMJIHO BAF1-3 , i'ut Into Honolulu Short on Coal. SAN FRANCISCO , March 12. Tha steam ship Alameda , which arrived here this after noon from Australia , Samoa and Honolulu , brought news of the Bate arrival of the missing steamship Rio da Janeiro at Hon olulu on March 1. The Rio do Janeiro left this port thlrty-flvo days ago for Yokohama and grave- fears were entertained for her safety. Reinsurance of the ship and her cargo had already begun. According to the news received from Honolulu bad weather and heavy westerly winds prevailed for tev- oral days , after the Rio left San Francisco. For eight or nlno days the gale was ex tremely B3vere , with the barometer falling all the time. On February 23 the coal uup- ply ran short and It ws decided to turn around and make for H"nolulu. The cfllcers thought that there waa moreclianco of reaching Honolulu than there was of reach' Ing Yokohama , The ftato , rooms aft were torn down and fed to the furnace to keep the steamer going. Kven the mlzzemnaot head had to como down and go Into the furnace. Finally land was sighted and the Rio do Janeiro arrived as stated. Besides the damage wrought to substitute for coal the eteamcr custatned no injury whatever. It took In 1,000 tons of coal and resumed Its voyage to the Orient the Kuno night. The pasengers were not allowed to go ashore. Oeeim Vt-NMel MovenientH , March 12 , At New York Arrived Kensington , from Antwerp. At Qucenstown Arrived Britannic , from New York for Liverpool. At Baltimore Arrived Stuttgirt , from New York. At Constantinople Arrived Fuerst BU- marck , Irom Now York. At Plymouth Arrived Columbia , from New York. At Bremen Arrived Lahn , from New York. At San Francisco Arrived Alameda , from Honolulu and Sydney. At L verpool Arrived Britannic , froir N'w York , At Bremen Arrived Munlchen , from Bal tlinore. THOUSANDS OF MIOYCMiS 1IV11NKD. 1'opd MnniifnrlnrlnK Coinnnny' * llnltdlniv Dextrnyrd. BOSTON , March 12. The Pope Manufac turing company's building , on Columbus nvonuc , was complctely'rulned by flro , neces sitating a general alarm , shortly before 4 o'clock today. The flro caused a lews ot between $350,000 and $100,000. The block was a magnificent five-story structure of brick , profusely ornamented with terra cotta trimmings. The blaze started In the boiler room In the bawment ot the building and spread so rapidly that four women nnd two men who wcro taking riding lessons on the fifth floor had barely tlmo to escape. II. W. Hlncklcy , prlvato secretary to Mr. Albert Pope , and the Janitor , W. II. Preston , were hemmed In by smoke and flro on the second floor and made their escape by ladders placed there by the firemen. In the build ing were thlrty-fivo or forty people , but they all got out without Injury. The contents , which were completely ruined , consisted ot 1,700 new bicycles , 17G second hand wheels nnd about 20,000 pieces ot bicycle fittings , besides several thousand tires. The Youth's Companion building , one of the most Imposing structures tn the city , and the Hoffman house , a pevcn-story apart ment house across the street , wcro thor oughly drenched. The Hoffman houro was In great danger for nn hour , as the strong northwest wind carried the flames nearly half way across the broad avenue , The loss to both buildings by water will aggregate $10,000. The flro was practically under con trol by G o'clock , but It was hours before It was entirely subdued. The Pope company has a total loss on HE > stock and fixtures conservatively estimated nt $150,000 and $20,000 on the building. The loss Is fully I n y u red. LANCASTER , Pa. , March 12. The to bacco warehouse occupied by C. W. Ken- dls was entirely destroyed by fire this morning , tosetbcr with between 700 and EDO cases ot tobacco. There Is nn Insurance of 15,000 on the tobacco , which will fully rover the loss. The building1 was owned by Mrs. J. Gust Zooh , whose loss Is about $3,000. The fire Is supposed to huvo been Incendiary , VlCKSHUnO. MIE3. , March 12.-The Clarksdale oil mill wns burned yesterday , with an Immense quantity of seed. The loss will approximate $100,000 , nnd Is only partially Insured. .iiJMoit i'AHT.\nu umxun TIIK FIIIM Confuted to Kiulie/.zllniv n Iarse Amount of Money. CLEVELAND , March 12. The bis whole sale boot and shoe house of Chllds , Qrolf & Co. , was forced to the wall this afternoon by the embezzlement of a largo sum ot money by W. H. Huntlngton , the Junior member and financial man of the firm. The failure was precipitated when chattel mortgages covering the entire stock and book accounts were executed by the firm and Individual mortgages were given by the senior member of the firm on all his'prop- arty. The first mortgage filed was ono for $125,000 on the suburban farm of Henry B. Chllds , In favor ot the Converse Rubber company ot Boston. Mr. Chllds also gave a mortgage en his house on Prospect street to a local bank. The firm's mortgages ag gregate $92,977 , covering everything It pos sessed. The total assets of the firm are estimated at $81,000 , of which $75,000 con sists of stock , and the remainder of book accounts. The liabilities are unknown , but are believed to be very heavy. The embezzlement was first discovered a day or two sluce , and when Huntlngton was confronted with the charge , ho confeisct that he had taken $10,000 o'f the .firm's money. It Is believed the amount will react $100,000. Huntlngton , who Is at home , II from the effects of the exposure , wn seen tlils evening and admitted the charge was trnc. He said ho had been taking money for twenty-five years , nud that most of I had been used In the payment of his house hold expenses. Ho said he could not live on what he got from the business. lie- salt ho had given up his IIOUEO and lot and ilk not know what clso lie could do. Mr. Chllds Is completely prostrated , and lor a time last night his life was despaired of. He .and Mr. Groff are utterly ruined. ELUCTRICAL COMPANIES COMBINE He a lid Renernl Eleetrli Airree to Joint UH < - of I'ntentH. NEW YORK , March 12. The directors o the General Electric and the Westlnghouso Electric companies. It Is claimed , have reached an agreement In the joint use of Eomo of the valuable electrical patents. Sev eral conferences were held today between committees of the two companies. It was even reported an effort was being made not only to pool patent rights , but also to con trol pricey , exchange licenses and divide territory. Only the patent question , how ever , was settled , according to the claims made by those Interested. It was decided by the ofllclals at a late hour today to Iss-ne a statement as to what had been accom plished up to the present tlmo. According to the agreement , after excluding several patent.1 * , the General Electric furnishes two- thirds of the patent values and the Westinghouse - house cno-tlilrd. By thtu arrangement mauy contemplated and pending patent suits will bo dropped , which will result In a saving to each company. II im Out of SciiNiitloiiN. SAN FRANCISCO , March 12.-The Brown case was not very exciting today. The principal -witnessed were Rev. John Rca , uswlstant pastor of the church , nnd several of the deacons , lieu contradicted Mrs. Brown's testimony that Hie objected to .Mrs. Stockton as n member of the choir. He eald Mrs. Brown had nothing to do with the selection of thd choir , bhe gave no reason for her objection to Mr . Stock ton as a member of the choir. The dea cons were asked questions about Mrs. Da vidson , and If Dr. Brown had asked her to lead In prayer after he had paid her JJOO blackmail. Two of thorn en Id that Dr. Brown had culled upon Mr * . Davidson to talk , nnd two others could not remember. Cluxn dill of ii Slieeii Herder , ROCK. SPRINGS. Wyo. , March 12. ( Spe cial. ) Kvan Mercer of this plnco was lost In the fierce bllzzurd of Wednesday night and had both feet frozen , Mercer was driv ing n small hand of xhecp In from Sund Quite. Townid evening u flerco storm of Bnow and wind cumo up , and the sht-cp were cultured. In trying to gather them Mercer became hopelessly lost in the hills , and nothing but hlf presence of mind ana determination to fight off the desire to lay clown and Bleep suvud hl life. Ho hung on to his horse and kept moving all night , finally reaching the ranch of Robert Ander son , fifteen miles from here. Iloth of his feet were frozen , and may possibly 1m ve to bo amputated , Col 1 1 ( ! t-il tvl til ii Snow Plow. NEW MILFORD , Conn , , March 12.-A disastrous rear end collision , between a freight train and a snow plow occuircd to day on the Berkshire division of the New Yoilc , New Haven & Hartford railroad , neat Kent furnace , about ten miles north ol here. Two men were killed and Beven or tight ntlierH Injured. The ( lend are : J , Henry Murphy , conductor , PHtslltlil , Mac * . Jeremiah Nolan , iKMlstant roadniustor , Tht most seriously Injured were Frank Murphy a brother of the conductor , wlio sustained brokcil ribs nnd other Injuries , and .Max Freeman , a German train hand , who was Injured about the head , \nf iirall/.i-il Ciiliiiu Arrc-Mti'il , NBW YORK , March 12.-United State ! Commissioner BhluldM wus Informed toda > that Spanish uuthnrltle-H In Cuba had nr- rented Oliver Agnuimnti > . a naturallzeC American cltlzt'n , inanusmof the Juiague entitle , near Kt. Korccmlulni-B , who Is BUS- peeled of being an liiBurgunt , and that t military court-martial wa.t pending In till case , His friends lu'io nrc nfrnld the pris oner will lie Bht't. They weru told to main their application by telegraph to Sccretnrj of Btatc Gluey , and that lie would probubl ] Interfere. SlKMV ill NBW ORMJANB. March ] 2-iinpntchci | from Holly Hprlinif. Water ValU-y , Colum liua and Cunton , Mlp.4. , and TuxcalooEn Ala , , rcnnrt that pnuw hac beu fnlllni nearly all day , but , thu i.imiml being wet the snow melted iu f.tRt , i it rv ; | . ( lienad : reportu two Inchex and ( ireriiwuod UM Inches. At Greenville It fell to u depth o four InelicK , uiul ircnt ; < lumu t > IIIIH IKJCI Uono t < J Iho fiult cri > } i and twiu'r VCKC tables. STRONG IN EAST AND SOUTH General Mantlorson's Personal Popularity Recognized by the Loaders , NEBRASKA HAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY Henrv T. O.xiinrd TlilnUn tlint the dinnerof Dcntlny In Offered the State lit the 1'renent Juncture. Mr. Henry T. Oxnnrd was In the. city last night. Ho spoke freely concerning tlio can didacy of oxtScnntor Manderson and the- general situation. On the Nebraska situ ation ho eald : "Tho people of the state of Nebraska don't ccm to rcallzoj/that In Senator Man- dcrson they have a champion who Is recog nized by outsldo states as nn exceedingly strong candidate for the presidency. I have Just come from the cast and south , and from what I personally ascertained , most ot which Is necessarily confidential at this time , I can truthfully say that when the break comes from the favorites at St. Louis In Juno I know that no man has a surer chance of receiving enough votes to nominate him than General Manderson , should he then bo the candidate of his state before the convention. This Irt not Idle talk. It Is the truth as I know It. U seems Incredible to mo that so few people In Nebraska should know the high esteem In which General Manderson Is held out side of his state. I have- heard It said , not once , but fifty times , by persons ot national reputation , within a month , that Mnndcrson would make by far the best pres ident of any who had been named for that high and honorable position. Knowing htm as I do. and I may add that In a business way I have come In contact with all the others , 1 cnnnot but agree In the opinion that General Mandcrson would surpass them all In manhood , decision and dignity. "Ho Is not a politician In the usual sense of the word , but a t > tatc.sinan and soldier who by his honest and straightforward ways has won the respect , cstoom and friendship ot the vast number of prominent men with whom he became associated dur ing the twelve years In which ho repre sented Nebraska In the senate ot the United States. It Is generally admitted by those who are In a position to know , that there will bo a long contest nt St. Louis this year , nnd that In such an event the nomina tion will not go to the leaders of today. Is It not evident to nil believers of protec tion to homo Industries that Nebraska should solzo the brilliant opportunity offered and secure for her own distinguished citizen the coveted honor which destiny has seemed to put within her grasp ? "I have heard the statement made that General Manderson was not acting In good faith , and was really acting In the Interest of some other candidate. This Is untrue , nnd wo have his word for It , which ought to bo enough for anybody who knows him. I have also hoard It hinted that this was a fight between Mandcrson and Thurston. That Is an absurdity on Its face. Every body knows that Senator Thurston Is not a candidate , and. the point at Issue Is : Shall we stand up for Manderoon of Ne braska or ono of the favorite sons of some other state ? i-'MnnderBon's straightforward and honest cxprcsslpn of his views last Saturday night on "all subjects of natlonnl ilnterost clearly show the Integrity of his -purposes , nnd is characteristic of the man , and compares most favorably with the ambiguity or lack of expression coming from the other leading candidates. Let us stand up for Nebraska at this time. lt-.Jp not too late , and It may bo n long time before the opportunity presents Itself again. " aiAMI2HNON'S CAKDIIJACY. ItennonH AVIiy TVVhi-n-iluiiin Should llenrtlty Kndorne. HU ANnlrutloiiK. SEWARD , March 11. To the Editor of The Bee : vl am at a loss to know why cer tain Nebraska republicans should go wild over the candidacy of Major McKInley for president of the United States when wo have an avowed candidate of our own. The Seward - ard Blade Is oft when It Imagines that the candidacy of General Manderson Is In the Interest of any other man. All such slush Is simply silly , and no man who knows Gen eral Manderson will raise that cry. Ho Is not the man to become the tool of any man or ect of men , and his public experience en ables him to Judge whether his friends are true or false. When the Mlnden Gazette talks of bosses for the republicans of Ne braska It Is slandering the party. No man or set of men owns the republican voters ot Nebraska. There Is no Does Thurston , Halner or Hammond. The republicans of thla state have no boss. Each man Is free and Independent , and each speaks out In "meet- In' " and tells his own opinion on all public questions , and coats his vote according to the dictates of his own Independent con science. Why should Maine , New York , Pennsyl vania , Ohio , Iowa , Illinois and Indiana ( If General Harrison had not refused to let his name be used ) each have a candidate , and Nebraska bo barred , because certain news papers have raised the hue and cry that General Manderson's candidacy means tbo man from Maine , when there U not the slightest foundation for such assertion ? General Mandorson Is Just as conservative on the money question , Just as strong a protectionist and Just as able and patriotic a statesman as Major McKInley. The fact that Major McKInley was chair man of the ways and means committee ot the house at the time the bill which hcarx his name was passed does not entitle him. to all the credit of the bill , any more than Mr. Wilson should rcee'vo ' all the curses for the bill whlchi bears lily name. There were other members ot the committee who wcro Just as radical In their views on the tariff question ns Major McKInley , or the bill never would have been reported to the house. The bill was first the work , at the committee , then of the house , then of the senate , then of President Harrl&on , who signed It , so that It Is the product of the whole legislative body of congress and not Major McKInley alone. It was a republican measure pure and simple , and Major McKInley la In no scnoo entitled to tlio entire credit for tha bill. General Mandcreon Is not only a capable candidate , but ha In a most available one. After serving as a member of the scnato for some ycaro , ho received the highest compliment ever tendered a senator In lalu years at least when ho was choton presi dent pro tern , of the senate without a dis senting voice. Ho presided over the delibera tions of that august body with as much ; ability and dignity and as llttlo partiality , aa any man who ever occupied the chair , Why , then , with such a record as a senator from Nebraska , lu ho not fully qualified to fill the high offleo of president , and why should any Nebraska republican refuse to support him ? There lu not a spot , not a utaln of any kind on hla private or public character , Not even the foul breath of suspicion has over been blown upon him , and ho stands today pure lu prlvato and public life , dignified , ablii , and the peer cf any man whoso nam IB now before the people for that office. I am not only a personal friend , but a great admirer ot Senator Thurston , and have been ever slnco I came to the state , twelve years ago , and I can but believe that had , ho known of the candidacy ot General Man dcrson before he , In como way , became obli gated to Major McKlnluy , ha would be aa earnest vupporler of the former AS ho now eeemu to bo of the latter , hut to circulate the Idea that ( hern U an rffort on the part ot Senator Thurvton to measure strength with General Mandereon In Nebraska U rncro nonsense. There U no occasion for the measuring ct their pt'ungth , Mr. Thurt- ton lias six yrurv to * ervc as Unltud Stale * senator , an < \ Ucncial Mundcrwu will not bp