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Admiral of Manila Not Likely to Rest Until
lighting is All Over ,
Driving Off the Tagals and Otis' ' AdvancS
the Work in Hand ,
Successor to Commander of Asiatic Squadron
Being Considered.
A'nvy nrpnrtniriit Drnlroiift tlint for
< > ooil of the Sort Ice tlir Ailiulrnl
TilUc Curt * fit lllinxi'ir mid
TaUe .Nuviloil Kent.
WASHINGTON , March 10 The statement
can bo lopeated on the authority ot the
Navy department that Admiral Dowcy will
not bo relieved at Manila until he chooses
to maku application for such relief. So
far ho has not given any Intimation of a
jmrpoHo to apply for relief In the Imme
diate future and from the few declarations
ho haa let fall the department has every
reason to believe that hu deco not contem-
platu any tmch aUlon.
Consequently there IB no foundation for
the story that Admiral Schlcy or any other
admiral has been selected to take command
of the Asiatic station. So far as the Navy
department Is concerned the directing of
ficials are not only willing but anxious
that Dewey shall complete tols task and
they deprecate the circulation ot such
ntorlcfi as those alleging that ho le to bo
relieved , for the reason that by constant
reiteration the Impression might be con
voyed to the admiral that the department
would like to relieve him. In the case of
n man cf Dowoy's punctilious fooling the
more suggestion , If lie had the slightest
reason to believe It had an official founda
tion , would be sulllclcnt to Induce him to
npply Immediately for relief rather than
to embarrass the department.
As Dowcy himself fixed the limitation ot
hlfi stay by the length of the task before
him. It may be a matter of interest to
record the belief of many naval officers that ,
after nil , the end la almost within sight.
iDowey has established himself In Manila ;
lie has assisted In the taking of Hello , he
has sent forces to Cobu In connection with
the army , also to Negros ; the principal ports
of the Philippines have all been taken over
into American possession In large part
through his co-operation with the army.
There remain only a few ports of Impor
tance , notably Zambonngo on Mindanao and
pet haps ono of the towns In the Sulu archipelago
pelage , to ibc occupied. Expeditions ore now
moving In these directions and that branch
of the work will ho soon closed up.
\Vjjr Di'ivoj' In > e * ileil.
There will remain only two features of the
campaign to require Dowey's assistance.
rirst , and near at hand , la the driving off of
the Tngala , under Agulnaldo , near Manila.
With Lnvvton landing this morning at
Manila with his reinforcements nnd the
other reinforcements expected soon General
Otis' movement In force Is near at hand.
The navy will aid In this. Ships can be
placed In proper positions on the shores of
the bay of iMnnlln to command the country
for miles nnd by co-operation with the army
through the agency of the signal corpa tha
Insurgents can too shelled out of the Jungles
many miles Inland by the war ship
The next and last feature of Dewey's task
will be the establishment of a close blockade
to prevent munitions of war or supplies
from reaching the insurgents , providing
there are any Insurgents remaining after
Otis nnd Lawton have mude their forward
move. When this has been done , when
there Is nothing further In the way of lightIng -
Ing for the war ships to do , It Is believed
that then Dewey's task probably will be re
garded as finished by himself , and It will
tie time for the Navy department to con
sider the question of n successor to the com
mander ot the Asiatic station.
'Admiral ' Dewey has been Instructed tc
prescribe his own uniform for the rank te
which ho has been raised , although It Is
not believed ho has given much attention
to matters of uniform of late. His llaj
Is blue with four stars not In the shape ol
u diamond. His uniform under former reg
ulations when the navy had' an admiral
would be four stars on his shoulder strops
the end stars being on an anchor On hli
eleove ho would wear two very broad bamlf
of gold , between which would bo a band a !
yellow half the width of the outside bands
The bands on the sleeve would extcnc
nearly to the elbow. By a special ucl
passed in the closing hours Admiral Dewey
will receive the pay ot the last general ol
the army.
Tneiity-Sruoml In the Field ,
MANIUA , March 10 5 p. m. The bodl < > f
of Colonel W , n. Smith , Major K. McCon-
vlllo , Captain David S , Elliott and Secoiu
Lieutenant Kugene S , French , who wen
killed In action , wore sent home today b ;
the United States transport Scaudla wltl
military honors , the Second Oregon voluiv
teors furnishing the escort through the city
Major General Lawtou , who arrived hen
today on hoard the United States transpor
Grant , from Now York on January 19 , landei
and formally reported to Major Genera
Otis , after which ho returned on bonid thi
Grant. The troops that reached hero 01
boird the Grunt , the Fourth infantry and .
battalion of the Seventeenth Infantry , wil
bu dUombarketi Immediately.
A battalion of the Twenty-second Infan
try has reinforced General Wheaton'i
brigade ,
I'ropinulu to He Heeelvetl liy the ( ] ov
eminent Alien ! ut Chicago
on Marrh ! tO ,
CHICAGO , March 10 , Chief Quartonnos
tcr Lee of the Department of the Lakei
will open bids March 20 for the erectloi
of n largo refrigerating plant and ice makini
machine ut Manila under the plans am
epeciflcatloufi recently revised by experts
Proposal * for constiuctlng the plant weri
received a month ago and forwarded to tin
luit'horltles ' At Washington , but were re
jccted because the specifications were no
explicit In describing the style of jpparatu
dfflred ,
The levIted jilnns call for n refrlgeiatlni
plant with a capacity for 1,200 tons of beel
200 tons of mutton , fifty tons ot bullet
fifty tons of canned goods , 100 tons of po
tntoes und 100 lone of bacon
Thei Ho making plant will bu capable o
turning out forty tons of Ire dally. Th
bidders wlllj expected to ship their ma
trrlul to Manila to be put together. Th
refrigerating house will bo divided lut
tvtaho rootua , separate rooms being pro
vlded foi each class of provisions The es
timated cost of the plant Is $150,000
U'llMilnutiiii 'Man ItetiiniH from
Mnnlln tvllli 1'npcri In rile
the Department.
SAN ruANTlsro. March 10 George II
of Washington , who returned from
Uio HOUR Kong ship Mnru ,
n 1.100 claims of the of-
Dcwey's Hoot for head
are to bo filed with the
court of dn in Washington for final
action The head money for Admiral Dewey
and his ofllrers and men will aggregate
$ ! S7fiOO , or $100 per head for the 1,875
olllccrs and men of Admiral Montejo's fleet.
The prlro money for the officers and men
under Admiral Dewey will amount to $400-
000 , plus the salvage of three vessels re
cently raised. This money will bo dis
tributed by the United States district courts.
Speaking of Admiral Dewey , Mr. Holdcn
said"While somewhat worried owing to
the exacting duties and responsibilities of
his position , ho said his health was good.
Ho looked fairly well , too. "
Troupn nt I'orl Crunk Himsomp Time
let tii Itciimln lu tht * founlrj
DulCN of Other .S
WASHINGTON , March 10 ( Special Tele
gram. ) Six tianspoits are now booked to
carry regulars to Manila , nnd It Is expected
to get all of the regulars out of the coun
try within the next six weeks Eight hun
dred of the Ninth Infantry sail on the City
of Puebla March 10 nnd COO on the Zalnndlu
March 21 The Sixth artillery will sail Apill
15 on the Arlrona and Senator and the
Twenty-first Infantry April IS on the Scan-
dla and Moigan City. The regiments to fol
low will be the Thirteenth , Sixth nnd finally
the Sixteenth , which Is now at Fort Crook ,
Neb. The last regiments to go will bo those
who suffered most in the Cuban campaign
When the Sixteenth leaves there will bo no
complete leglment of regulars left In the
United States.
fiIMIcrul ln\toii Mltli tlir Piiurth mill
1'iirt ii f the Sc % fiiteciitli Iiifunlry
Kcncli TlicliDcNtliiiitiiiii. .
WASHINGTON , March 10. A cablegram
received nt the War department today , dated
Manila , March 10 , says that the transport
Grant arrived with troops In good condition.
The Arizona nnd Noivport leave today for
San Francisco , the Arizona via Hong Kong
and tbo Newport via Nagasaki. The Grant
carried to Manila General Lawton , the
Fourth Infantry and four companies of the
Seventeenth Infantry.
This adds to the troops under the com
mand of General Otis foity-two oflicors and
1,716 enlisted men. The Grant , with Gen
eral W. II. Luwton in command , sailed
from Now York January 19.
Woman's AKe nnil tlir .IIIPJ'N Itoi-nin-
mriulntlnn of Meroy CIIIINI * .Tnil e
to lift Mor < o.
ALBANY , N. Y. , March 10 Judge Greg
ory this afternoon announced that he had
Intended to suspend bcntenco In the case
of Margaret E. Cody , who was found guilty
of blackmailing the Gould heirs by the jury
hero yesterday. In announcing his decision
he said-
"Mrs Cody , the evidence has convinced
me that you are guilty without question , yet
I feel that in view of the jury's unanimous
recommendation for mercy , that I am jus-
tilled In follow Ing their suggestion and In
suspending sentence In youi case. You are
free to go on your own recognizance. "
It Is undoistood that the jury's recom
mendation was on account of the prisoner's
age and for no other reason. Miss Helen
Gould has made no effort to Influence the
decision of the judge ono way or auother.
Asked If she had anything to say before
sentence was passed , Mrs. Cody said : "I
am Innocent , sir "
She left tonight for Denver Colo. , where
her daughter lives. The latter forwarded
the money for her transportation.
I "our llu'tterleH of the M\tli Art * to Oc-
enpj the 1'ont There , Helleliip
Seeoiul Volunteer " '
SAN FRANCISCO. March 10. The Wai-
department has Informed the local armv
managers that four batteries of the Sixth
United States artillery will bo stationed at
Honolulu. It Is understood that the Second
volunteer engineers will be recalled , leaving
the artillery as the solo garrison for the
Hawaiian Islands. It is probable that tl't
T" ity-fourth United States Infantry will
be Hent here from Fort Douglass , Utah , and
Foil Riif-bell , Wyo , where It is now Btn-
tlonod. The Twenty-fourth was In the thick
of the battle at Ban Juan and lost many
men nnd olllcorH , killed and wounded.
The transport City of Pucbl.a has been
rochortcrcd for the Philippine service nnl
will be ready for sea in about two weeks , .
The Zoalandla will bo ready about the same
time nnd the two vessels will take the
Ninth United States infantry to the Phil
PliuneH Drive T < Mlt > l\inillleN Out ,
hut It IN ThoiiKht Some l.Hcn
Are I < OH | ,
NEW YORK , Mnich 11 A alx-story ten
ement nt I Hayard street caught flro early
this morning Twenty families were
aroused from their slumber and It is bo-
llevvd by Chief llonner some lives were
lout. As yet no bodies have been found ,
The tenement burned like tinder nnd o
number of people were forced to drop from
windows into nets
Suverul little children were thrown from
windows and were caught by fUemen below ,
all escaping uninjured.
Fifteen persons wcro carried from tin
upper floors to the stiect by the firemen
The panic was intense and it Is not con-
sldoied probable that everybody escaped.
llr > aii Heuileil lloim-uaril ,
DALLAS , Tex . March 10. W. J Hry-u
conipltted hla lecture tour nt Dallas to
day Hu addressed n packed opera houst
In the afternoon and spoke to about C0 (
laboring men ut their hall tonight. Hl lecture <
turo was tn opposition to territorial uxpniv
slon , which ho eald would bo checked b )
the American people lowering the stars am
stilpcs In Cuba , Porto Rico and the Philip
plnu islands. His tour in Texas was in thi
nuturo of an ovation , nt Tort Worth , Aus
tin , Houston , Dallas and all along the llni
of railroads Uryan leaves for Lincoln
Neb , tonight
I'uehla 31 al.en Another Trip ,
SAN FRANCISCO , March 10 The govern
iiu-nt bus revolved the order cancelling tin
charter of the transport City of Puobla am
tbo vi-ssel will he fitted out for another trl ]
to the PUtllppineu The steamer Con
tirmaugh In now loading mules foi Manlli
anil will probably sail on Saturday.
Dictator of Lone Star State Arraigned Before
Senate of Texas Legislature ,
In I'rnetlenlly Accnncil
of DlnhoneNt ) III Hiulcnt orltiK
to Co 1 1 or I ! ? HI , 11(11) ( ) fee for
JsertlocN to Sliilo.
AUSTIN , Tex. , 'March ' 10. The biggest
political sensation Texas has enjoyed In
years took place today when ex-Governor
Hogg was practically arraigned bofoTe th
senate of the Texas legislature and the poli
ticians were given an opportunity of ston
ing the great political leader and dictator of
the 1.0110 Star state.
The matter ca.me up over a measure now
pending to pay Governor Hogg $10,000 for
collecting from the federal government
$101,000 due as money left over after settling
the debts of Texas when a republic. Gov
ernor Hogg , acting under contract with
Governor Culbcrson , collected this money
and the present legislature was supposed to
appropriate the money to pay him. This
morning a resolution was presented setting
forth tint the contract wan Illegal and Hogg
had no constitutional right to any such fee.
The ( llscti'Slon of this resolution brought
forth one of the most extended debates In
a Texas senate In years. It waxed fast and
furious all day and was only settled about
dusk this evening by the adoption of the
resolution , which Is believed to be alined
at wrecking Hogg's political future In
The dcihato over the resolution , led by
Senator Odell , was spirited. Ho charged
thut the contract was Illegal and the claim
without authority of law. Ho charged that
Hogg was not actuated by fair motives or
honest dealings In attempting to get this
foe and created a sensation by stating that
the ex-governor had written him a note
during the afternoon asking him as to the
full text of his present remarks concerning
the writer. His excoriations of Hogg were
exceedingly bitter and created a perfect
Quite n number of senators took sides and
spoke at length on the proposition. After
much exciting debate the senate adopted
the resolution by a vote of 22 to 4 , declaring
the claim Illegal and unconstitutional. An
amendment was added , however , setting
forth that It was not the souse of the senate
In adopting it that U should reflect upon
the personal character of Hogg.
Hundreds of people were In attendance
upon today's cntlro session , listening with
great Interest.
Complete DlNiisrreement In Delaware.
DOVER , Del. , March 10. The democrats
and regular republicans who have boon such
Important factors in the triangular sena
torial flght had an understanding this evenIng -
Ing , which amounted to an agreement to
disagree , but to leave Delaware with only
one senator at Washington for two years.
The ninety-fifth ballot for United States
senator today resulted as follows : vAddlcics ,
union republican , 17 ; Gray , democrat , 1C ;
Dupont , regular republican , 11 ; Wlllard
SauUbury , democrat , 2- State Senator John
Pyle , silver democrat , 2 , L. Irving Hand } ,
silver del ocrat , I ; nbsen' 2 ; to'al vote , 49 ;
necessary to a choice , 25 ; no election.
Senatorial Situations.
HARRISBURG , Pa. , March 10 Tbo forty-
fifth balot for United States senator taken
today resulted as follows- Quay , republican ,
43 , Jenks , democrat , 37 ; Dalzcll , republican ,
9 ; Stone , republican , 4 ; Stewart , republican ,
6 ; Irvln , republican , 4 ; Huff , republican , 6 ;
Rice , 1 , Riter-lepubllcan , 2 ; Tubbs , repub
lican , 1 ; Markle , republican , 1 ; Grow , repub
lican , 1 ; Wldener , republican , 8 ; total , 118 ;
necessary to choice , CO , paired and not voting
ing , 13" , no election.
SACRAMENTO , Cal. , March 10 The sev
enty-sixth ballot for United States senator
showed no change.
Quarantine Deelnreil AKaliint Wehb
and niielnal Counties In Tevan on
1 Aeeount of Smallpox.
AUSTIN , Tex , March 10. Governor Say-
ers today declared a quarantine against Hie
city of Laredo and the counties of Webb and
Enclnal en account of the nhumlng preva
lence of smallpox there.
The quarantine does not seek to interfere
with traffic and passenger business from
Mexico , which can come through undis
turbed , provided they have clean bills of
health. The quarantine Is put Into Imme
diate effect.
There have been about five hundred cases
of smallpox oHlclnlly reported In Laredo City
I since the outbreak of the disease some
I weeks ago. A number of prominent citizen *
j of Laredo , becoming dissatisfied nt the con-
i tinned spread of the plague , liave telegraphed -
] graphed 11 petition to the state health olllcor
asking that the state officers take charge
of the suppression of the epidemic , averring
that the approadilng city election causes
the city and county officials to be too leni
ent in handling the matter.
People Pear a Hepelltlou of the Flood
of Inut Year l-eveo Said
to lie Weak.
SHAWNEETOWN , III. , March 10. This
city Is threatened with another flood similar
to the ono that almost swept the town away
a year ago. The residents are moving out
as rapidly as possible and all the live etock
has been removed The levee Is thought to
be weak In some places and a break is'ltablo
to occur at any time. Many men are
patrolling tbo levee. Business Is suspended
and the citizens who remain are In constant
fear of being swept away. Last April the
levee broke without warning. Twenty-five
people were drowned and many residences
and business houses destroyed , The town
has been practically rebuilt , and , should
another flood occur , the loss would be tre
mendous ,
Kiirtnnt * In < lue.nt of n Oolilneel.er
Who rurhiien n Hlinllur IMiuntom
III tlir Klondike.
CHICAGO , March 10. While seeking In
Alaska the means cf becoming rich a for
tune of $200,000 awaits Reginald Daw son
In India When DawBon went to the Klon
dike last year he was unaware of t'u wealth
which Is his and lawyeis and dctectivrn arc
endeavoring to communicate with him tr
notlly htm of his good luck. Dnson was
the husband of Ellen Archibald Dnwsou ,
for whom lawyers In Calcutta , London
New ork und Chicago have been senrchiua
ucai'v tin co yiars. Mrs Daw son dlfd thrcf
years nf.o In San Francisco. She was the
( lighter of George Archibald of Calcutta
Inaia , who disinherited her when she mar'
rM ! Daw son In ISSb *
Archibald died a couple of ycara ago
Prior to his death he repented his not li
disinheriting his daughter and made hi
will in her favor , or her children if shi
were dead , The cslfllf to which Davvson
Is heir , hla wlfo having died ohlldlrw. con
sists of 30000 In real estate nnd 10.000
In personal property.
Superliliin Arehlteet'n Miller Will
TnKe Aetlon nt Onee enc ; -
hriiNlcu. Structured ,
WASHINGTON , March 10 ( Special Tele
gram ) Supervising Arthlti-ct Taylor , speak
ing about the policy of his olllce relative to
the purchase of sites for vostotncc build
ings nt Hastings , Norfolk and Hlalr and
the completion of the federal building nt
Omnha. sold today : "We will probably In
vite bids for sites at Illalr , Hastings nnd
Norfolk within the next ten days. Tin-
policy of the supervising architect's ofllco
will bo to complete buildings already erected
or In process of erection under new legis
lation provided In tha sundry civil bill.
Plans for the completion of the federal
building at Omnha will at once bo made
and bids Invited foi the completion of the
building within the limit of $1,800,000 pro
vided by the act. The same course will be
taken as to Dlnlr , wlieio a direct appro
priation was made for the purchase of a
site aud commencement of the building
When the original plans were made for the
Omaha public building they contemplated
Just such action ns hatf now been taken by
congress tor the cnuipjetion of the Seven
teenth street side of the structure , and I
do not anticipate any trouble In arranging
for the addition , which , In my opinion , will
make one of the handsomest bulMtngs tn the
country. "
AV. J Rrontch Is In the city. Apropos
of his visit It Is stated that Wallace J.
Broatch , selected by Senator Thurston as
second lieutenant In the icoiganlzcd army ,
Is over the ago provided by the bill aud an
other name must be KeleUed.
Piict I.rnrun of the Dcutli of III * Lit
tle Ditiiiihti'r > IiiNcihliie lloiirn
b | Ilnivcly.
NCW YORK , March 10. "Mr. Kipling li
still Improving , " said Mr Doubledny to
night. Mr. Kipling had taken some sweet
breads for supper and had been able to cat
more of solid food than at any time since
ho became ill.
Unable to keep Mr. Kipling In Ignorance
of his favorite daughter , Josephine's , death ,
the news was broken to him tonight by Dr.
Dunham. The blow wnsi heavy one , but
the father bore up bravely.
"How long was she ill ? ' he asked.
He was then told as much as the attend
ants thought wise. Tesrs stood In the
poet's eyes nnd he murmured , half to him
self , 'half ' aloud : "Poor little Joe. " It was
thus he always called the llttlu one.
The doctors believe It .vas best to break
the news , as tlio worry and distrust he
scorned to have In all the replies given to
his queries about the little ono would have
probably been more harmful than to let him
have the truth.
Four Workmen Arc ICmnvn to Ilnve
Beuii Killed unit * . Other * Mny
lie , * r.il < v : tvT ( lie . .lrt.
DENVER , March 10. A special to the
Times from Creede , Colo. , says : An
explosion of several hundred pounds ol
powder occurred this moralng in tunnel No.
3 of the Commodore mine , creating great
havoc nnd killing nt least four miners. The
names of the dead so far found are :
RODDRT WATSON , Buffalo , N. Y.
FRANK HESS , Mexico , Mo.
JOHN SARNER , Alamosa , Colo.
The bodies of the three men killed were
horribly mangled , and the only way In
which they could be recognized was by
their clothes. Watson's hands and face
wore almost blown off , rlcht foot torn off
and right arm at shoulder , and entire body
badly mutilated.
Hess' body v as the least torn of all , yet
it was badly mutilated.
Sarner's head wab blown off.
The bodies present a meet sickening sight.
The accident occurred at the distributing
station , 1,300 feet from the mouth of the
main tunnel.
Miners nnil Operutorn lu Illliioln
Adopt Settle Which Will 1'roli-
iilllj Knil Trouble.
SPRINGFIELD , 111 , March 10. The Joint
convention of coal operators and miners of
Illinois came to a harmonious conclusion
today with the adoption of the agreement
and scale recommended by the joint scale
committee. The agreement ratifies the Pitts-
burg agreement , carrying ; with It the Co-
linnbus and Springfield agreement as mod
ified , with the understanding that the minors
are to remain at work for the scale year
ending March 31 , 1900. The machine differ
ential Is to bo fixed by a board of arbitration.
The scale of wages h. sutxitantlally the
same ns that in force lant year. The prlcu
at Vlrden and Pana , whore BO much trouble
has occurred , Is left at 40 cents. The op
erators In the Virden district , however ,
served notice several days ago that they
would not bo bound by the agreement. It
Is understood that the operators and minors
In that district will ( all upon tbo State
Board of Arbitration to fix the mining price ,
I'ooil IN Supplied tu Them , hut
.SLM < * iitj.-lMie. Kert of ICurtli Will
Hold Them for a Week.
LRADVILLE , Colo. , March 10. Communi
cation has been established with Cbarle :
Reuss and Uert Frey , Imprisoned in the
Uon-AIr mine , through the caving of the
shaft by ripping asunder the water pipe bj
a charge of dynamite lowered to the propel
depth. Provisions were lowered through tin
pipe. A new shaft will have to ho suult
seventy-five feet before the men can b
reached. This will taku about a week.
Mauler I'lumlierx iiect Ollleer * .
NHW ORLEANS , Maicb 10 The Na
tional Association of Master Plumbers today
elected the following oflliers P. M Mur
phy , Chicago , pieBldent , Patrick Yaruey
Providence , vice president , W. E. Goodman
Milwaukee , treasurer , 0. E. Byrne , Chicago
secretary llaltlmore was selected as th (
next meeting place A resolution known m
the "Haltlmoro resolution" was adopted
providing that after September 1 membvn
would not buy suppl.os from any house
dealing with any other than nsuoclatlnr
members A ( oiumitimi was appointed U
confer with national journeymen regarding
Another Sicilian Counterfeiter CaiiKh
NEW YORK , MnrcU 10 Another mem'
ber of the gang of Sicilian tounterfelteri
who has been making und passing counter
felt $2 $ treasury noted , muni of whom an
now serving sentencis , was arrested hen
today , lie IH Lulgi Ma relieve tin of Ihli
city One hundred cjunterfelt notes wen
found in his posbeBsion He haa just le
turned from New Orleans , where. It Is be
llevcd , he disposed of a considerable ijuan
t tity of bogus bills.
Relations Between Natives and Americans
Strained to Snapping Point.
Ail in Hi thnl Hi- linn Mntle n
til Turning tlver to > nll > PN llohii
ot l.ornl ( internment
CHICAGO , March 10. The Tribune to
morrow will print tlio following special cor
respondence from 1'orto Rico from a Trib
une correspondent :
SAN JUAN nn I'OUTO IllCO , March 1
The ronl situation In I'orto Illco Is not
understood. 1'eoplc In tbo states generally
regard Porto Hlco , ns n sort of haven of
peace. The War department haa Just re
quested General Henry to Immediately re
port how many regular troops ho could
spare from tlio Island. The One Hundred
and Foity-sovcnth New York started home
last Sunday. The regular regiments that
remain are so scattered that In many places
where there Is necessity for a strong foice
only n corporal's guard ran bo mustered
and territories whore there are continual
mutterlngs and the greatest evidence of
discontent nt Ametlcnn rulu are unguarded
General Henry Is In n dilemma. He has
only three regiments of troops the Eleventh
Infantry , the Nineteenth Infantry and the
Fifth cavalry and two batteries of tlio
rifth heavy artillery.
"I need twice the troops I have , " said
the general nt his residence In San Juan.
"Because of the cas > victory of our troops
hero In the war and the apparent friendli
ness of the natives to the American sol
diers when they Invaded the Island , a no
tion prevails In the states that there Is lit
tle necessity for n strong force to maintain
order In the Island. The Idea Is erroneous.
More TroiiiiN INeeileil.
"Tho conditions here are alarming. These
people have been given every opportunity ,
but they have thrown them aside. They
are clamoring now for local self-govern
ment. They are no more fit for local self-
government than I am to run a locomotive.
More troops are noedcd In the Island. The
seeds of discontent planted by professional
agitators are rapidly growing and can be
kept down only by n strong military force.
"The Ill-feeling between the nathes and
the American troops seems to grow
stronger every day. The American officers
have to maintain the greatest vigilance to
prevent their men from wreaking vengeance
on the natives , and especially on the na
tive police , for acts of violence that nre
continually committed against the troops. "
At Caguay , a small town on the mili
tary road twenty-five miles from San Ju.in ,
Hundred and Forty-
a soldlor of the One
seventh Now York was murdered last Sat
urday night In a manner that Illustrates the
treachery ot the natives.
Private Michael Burke of Company L had
entered the Porto Rlcan Literary club of
Caguay and was sitting at a small table
reading when a native slipped up behind
him and with one stroke of a machete
sharpened to a raor edge , severed the sol
' and sent it rolling
dier's * * "i from his body
ing across the floor. Axiother soldier hnp-
pened into the club some time afterward
and saw the dismembered trunk of the dead
man still in the ohalr , with the head lying
where It had rolled. Several Porto aidant
were standing quietly around discussing the
matter. No one would admit having seen
the murder committed , . Suspicion fluallj
fixed upon one man , but when a provost
guard went out to arreet him he had fled ,
and although the entire country arounil
Caguay was thoroughly searched for the
murderer , he has not jet been found.
Drutal AHsanlt.
Only four nights before the killing ol
Burke the bad blood between the natives
and soldiers asiierted itself in a brutal as
sault on Private Fltzpatrlck. The native
police arrested. Fltzpatrick without a war
rant and when ho resisted beat him into In
The soldiers of the four companies of the
Ono Hundred and Forty-seventh , stationed
at Caguay , waited until night and then
started out to "police the town , " as they
called It. Throe cafes wore "policed1 lu
the most thorough wanner , tables being
overturned and mirrors broken , when the
officers of the regiment arrived andi quelled
the riot , persuading the men to return tu
The next chapter In the Caeuay affair was
the killing of Burke. The withdrawal of the
regiment to Brookl > n for musterlng-out pte-
vontcd more serious encounters between the
volunteers and the natives
The troubles at Caguay have been dupli
cated at almost every place on the Island ,
At Caguay u soldier was stabbed In the
back by a native the same night Private
Burke was killed.
The conditions at Ponce since the ilael :
between the soldiera and the native police ,
in which several Porto Hlcnns wore killed ,
has been bordering on open battiu between
the troops and natives. At San Juan a few
nights ago three sailors from the Unite !
States cruiser Panther were wounded bj
bullets frc-m the rllles of the native police -
lice of tbo town , who , in attempting to nr-
rest one cf the sailors , became excited am' '
fired Indiscriminately.
.Self-novoriimeiit Ton Soon.
General Henry began his administration
in Porto Rico by giving all the towns one
cities self-government and by turning ovei
in a great measure the keeping of tin
peace to the native pollto force. Ho lu.
been forced summarily to depose the alcalde
and the councllmen of many of the town !
and turn the local government over to arm ;
Things are strained to the snapping point
General Henry's face took on a grlmness thai
bis troops used to see In the old days mil
an the western plains us ho concluded hi :
remarks about conditions In the island.
"I have given them too much rein , " sail
he. "Now , I'm going to take in the slack. '
Seventh Army t'orpH HUH I'ooi
Opinion of fill I li > HriMl In Culm.
HAVANA , March 10. 11 05 a. in. 'nil
Seventh auny corps Is welcoming Majui
Guthrle , the musterlng-out oflicer. Genera
FJUhugh Lee has assigned Major Blow o
the Fourth Virginia regiment to assU
Guthrle In examining the regimental books
The soldiers of this corps are dUsatisfiei
with the native beef furnished on an emer
Kency contract. Owing to tlio de-lay ii
the arrival of the refrigerated beef thl ;
local beef was substituted. Apparently I
Is. not up to the regulation standard , bu
it Is the best obtainable In this niarl.ct
Advices from Guanajay under yesterday i
date say that a battalion of the Flrat in
fantry. under Major Doherty , has arrlvee
there and a dispatch from Plnar del Rl <
says the detachment of the Two Humlrcc
and Second New York regiment there wai
on the point of breaking camp to como ti
Ambitious patriots are advertising In thi
city papers for recruits for "tho nev
Cuban navy , " which they profess Is abou
to too formed , adding that the lisle will bi
Fair and Much folder , Northcrlv Winds
Te in | p i n I u r ilit Oitinliti
handed to General Maximo Gonicr. The ap
peal U especially directed to former em
ployes of the Spanish navy.
lU-lMirlo.l rillillni ; , , f (1 , , , HciiinlliH of
fnntiiltt A Minimi S | | IIK In Clinlr
M Mill- from Mono.
SANTIAGO , March 10. It was reported
Hero this nftutuoon that the body of Captain
Vlllalon , who commanded the Spanish toil -
l > cdo boat desttoycr Pluton , which was Mink
In the destruction of Cervera's squadron , has
been discovered in n sitting position In an
arm chair , about a mile from HI Morro , to
the wcstwaid. Those who bring the news
suggest that his sailors propped him In the
chair when wounded and then left him to
his fate. For many daja a careful search
was made for Captain Vlllulon's body , but
nothing v\as ever found to indicate where
or how he died.
The captain of the Port Scott will go by
tug tomorrow to ascertain whether there is
any truth In the story , and if the body Is
found It will bo brought here for burial , sub
ject to Instructions later from the Spanish
The contents of the foregoing dtapntch
re radically nt variance with occurrences
which followed tie debtriirllon of the Pluton.
Thiee ofllcers and sl\ sailors of the vessel
ook refuge on the Associated Press dispatch
boat Wanda. The captain ot the Wanda ,
finding the nine Spaniards too much of a
burden , went on 'the ' Gloucester , which had
attacked and driven the Pluton nnd Furor
ashore , and asked Lieutenant Commander
Walnwright what ho should do with them.
onimamler Wninw right replied that ho hold
both Captain Villalon of the Pluton and the
captain of the Furor on itho Gloucester ag
pilsoners and then Introduced the corre
spondent to Captain Vlllalon. The corre
spondent told Captain Villalon that he would
have either to land the Spaniards on Cuban
soil or throw them overboard. Accordingly
Captain Vlllalon gave the correspondent n
written order addressed to the Spaniards on
the Wanda Instructlug them to como or
board the Gloucester and surrender. This
they did.
Another OliNtiicle to Ilr O\crooinc ill
I'ajliin Off Cuban 'I'loopM.
HAVANA , March 10. The only obstacli
now In the way of paying off the Cubar
troops Is tbo completion of the rolls , a wort
which Is being hastened by Inspector Gen
eral Roloff. He says that In some cases the
rosters of the commands must be created
as the old routers are either missing or to <
defective to be useful. He points out tha
the insurgents often have no paper , pem
- > r ink.
General Gomez explains thai 3,000 rommls
stoned and 10,000 noncommissioned officer :
are relatively large numbers In an army o
32,000 privates , but that these officers , li
many cases , received their appointment be
cause the Cubans have had no other way o
recognizing bravery and stimulating enthusi
asm."It may seem , " ho says , "a cheap sort o
promotion , but it meant a good deal to thi
Cubans. "
General Gomez continues to produce ar
excellent impression on the American mil
Itary authorities.
The stories printed hero and elsewhere tf
the effect that Governor General Brooke in
tends to require the Cuban assembly to dis
continue Ks meetings nre officially denied
The session of the assembly tomorrow will
bo public and the business will bo an ex
planation of what has been done in secrel
session nnd a discussion of the course ol
enoral Gomez.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon the tempera
ture was 76 degrees.
Sir HnnilllK. Pormcrly Kmployrn ol
SutiltitBO , Capture * * ! .
SANTIAGO , March 10. Thp results of the
policy Inaugurated nt Havana of discontin
uing public works In this province nnd
throwing men out of employment are be
ginning to show.
Yesterday elx bandits wore captured In
the neighborhood of Conccpclon , nil of
whom were former workers In the road
gang. They soy they have no money nnd
must either rob or starve. They have been
lodged In the city jail. Considerable sym
pathy Is displayed in their behalf by the
Much the same sort of thing Is happening
In tbo district of Holguln , where a brush
occurred between bandits and gendarmes
and which resulted in the killing of one
of the former Nevertheless H is not ex
pected thoho troubles will take a serloiif
turn , owing to the probability that work
will bo resumed early next week.
( . .nine1,1llcr HUN llml niTri'l.
BAN JUAN , Porto Rico , March 10 The
letter said to have been written early last
month by General Maximo Gomez to Sonoi
Hestes of this Island and published In U
Discussion ut Havano , as well as many
American papers , In which the writer salt
bo would aid the Porto Rlcans In every waj
possible and , If necessary , oven by tilt
swoid , has been rrpubllahed hero and I'
having u bad effect on certain classes o :
Porto Rlcans.
TaUliiK f Ten 1 1 in liny ItpRnnliliur rill-
< * iiK < > I'firltliiK HOIIHIMrilioilN
TaUfK Tun ln > More.
CHICAGO , March 10 The army court o
Inquiry regarding beef continued work to
day nt the stock yards , Investigating pad :
ing house methodB. It Is expected that thi
taking of testimony will ocuipy Satunla ;
and Monday and that the court will Icav
for Omaha or Kansas City Tuesday o
Wednesday unless uompthitig develops I
make a longer stay In Chicago Imperative.
lllluolH Wchlejuii ttlmlenlN SueecHN
full ) NeivntlK ; the UtieNtlnu of
Alllunec itlth niiKlanil.
I1LOOMINGTON , 111. , March 10 The de
bate hero tonight between Iowa Wesleyin
university nnd Illinois Wesleyan unlverelt ;
was won by the latter The subject wa
"An Alliance with England , " Iowa favorlni
tbo proposition.
SiiHpeeleil VIan In Iteleuneil.
CHICAGO , March 10 Jean W. Holts
lander , tbo rhurch janltoi , who was iir
rested on suspicion of having murdered hi
blind housekeeper , Cora Hendemm , twi
weeks aso , was gl\en his liberty today Th
Identity of the murderer la still a mystery
COLE IS 01)11 ) E COOL
Man Charged with Murdering Kroichtuuni
Keeps His Nerve Well ,
Tanners Living Near Scene of Tragedy Give
Their Testimony ,
Oolo with Oompanion Seen Driving Away
from Dead Mnu's ' House ,
htnlttn of Illniiil nn Hoard * nuil Straw
n n il IMooilj rinuer MnrUH on
it I'oxl The TeNtlmoity
111 Detail.
11LOOMINGTON , Nob. , March 10. ( Spe
cial Telegram ) The trial of W. S. Cole ,
charged with murdering J. P. Krelchbiiuin ,
was resumed this morning , with Martin
Grogoiy on the witness stand. Gregory
said he saw Cole and another man pass his
house going toward Krelchbaum's place at G
p. m. December 1 ! .
H. H. Huffman tistllled that ho saw Cole
In Pranklln December 2 nnil on that ovcn-
Ing saw two men dilvlng toward Kreleh-
baum's house and thought that Cole was
one of them. J. W. White also tentltli'd that
hu saw Cole December 2 with another man
going tuw.ud Krolchbaum's farm.
J O. Smith testified that when ho heard
of the dlsappeaianco of Kielchbaum and
that Toonun and Cole hod gotten all hla
property for $250 ho thought that there \\.is
something wrong Ho said ho secured
KreU'hbaum'fi signature and drove up to
Toomnn's house and when ho was shown the
lease was satisfied that It had never been
signed by Krelchbaum.
Sanford Douglass , who owned the farm
near Krelchhaum's where Cole worked , suld
that Cole had told him that ho did not want
his farm any longer , as ho had gotten nil-
other placo. Henry Austin testified that
Krelchbaum sold him about $150 worth ot
hogs on November 29 , but the check had not
jet been presented for payment. Mrs. Ilen-
aon testified that on December 2 she met n >
man near Kielchbaum's farm riding in a
buggy which Cole used to use and that hla
description was that of Tooman. L , Furry
said Colu had brought him a load of hoga on
December 8 , and when asked whoso hogi
they were said they were his and a check
was given to him , which was offered In pvl-
Walter Houtz , a stock buyer at Naponco ,
said that early In the morning of December
13 Tooman came from the south In a buggy
with another young man , and that the horse
they were driving was very warm nnd looked
as if It had been driven hard. Jacob Huher
said that he saw the men drive through
Naponee on December 3 , but could not say
who was in the IIUKT. Fred Sutton testified
that heont vvllUu eight font ot'tho Kreleh-
baum house with a load ot cornoni * > B2c < * nr ! ! r
3 , but could see nothing of Krelchbaum.
nrra Fager said that when hunting for tha
body he saw stains of blood on some boards
and straw and bloody fingermarks on n
post , which were cut out and ottered In evi
Ira Cadman , a cousin of Mrs. Tooman ,
said Cole carne to him saving Toomnn
wanted him very badly the next day. Cola
took him out to Tooman's house nnd found
Toomun very nervous. Ho had said If what
he heard was true that It would go pretty
hard with him. Cndman told him that every -
thlng would be nil right. Cole had said he
I believed that Krolchbaiira had been foully
jdealth with nnd Tooman said if that wore
so it would go pretty hard with them.
Court then adjourned until 9 a. m. to
morrow , when Sheriff Dunn will take the
stand. Mrs , Tooman and family were In
court during the afternoon. Cole Is showIng -
Ing but little effect of the strain of the trial.
DefeiiNe Clom'N UN I IIHC n ml tin * Ar-
KiiineiilM Arc HeKiiil.
TEKAMAH , Neb , March 7 ( Special )
In the case ot the State against Stzomoio
Crothpr.1 , chaigcd with the munlnr of
Charles Deck near Decatur , In this county ,
bovcn years ago , the defense commenced
by putting hevcial witnesses on the stand
for the purpose of Impeaching the evidence
of James Cow hick , the last witness for thor
r tatc. This was followed with n few wlt-
nc'-ses from Decatur , who testified that they
had seen H ck In Ed Ronnean's saloon In
Decatur that fatal night nnd that none of
the SUomore boys were seen there thut
A number of witnesses from Iowa , mostly
relatives of the defendants , were put on
the stand in an attempt to prove nn alibi.
These witnesses all testified that the threa
SUomoro brothers were nt homo the oven-
inu of DeccmlKT 21 , 1891 , and that tha
evening was spent In playing cards. On
cross-examination their memories proved
very defective as to other dmtea or events
occurring aliout that time. Mrs. Russell
Slzomoro , the wife of ono of the accueo-l ,
BIIId that she remembered the date from
the fact that she heard of neck's death
the next day , which was Christmas , She
said that she was just an sure that she
heard of Heck's death the next day as she
was of anything that she testified to , This
was quite damaging to the dofunse , because
no ono clBo know ot Deck's death until the
body was found on the 29th , four days Intel.
With this the defense rested Its case
In rebuttal the state Impeached ono of the
defense's Important witnesses , who testlilnd
regarding being with Hock and seeing him
start for homo alone the night he met his
death , The state htrciiKthcned Its case by
several other u Uncles In rebuttal.
Arguments wcro being made by counsel
to the jury as court adjourned ,
IIIKUI mice C'oininlN-iloner of KIIIINIIM lu
Trouble Throuitli AiitM of
TOPEKA , March 10 Charges against In
surance Commissioner Webb McNall have
been tiled with Governor Stanley by Arthur
Capper , publisher of the Topeka Mall and
lircezo , who charges McNeil with misconduct
In office The charges grow out of tlio
operations of the special agents employed
by McNall to Investigate the standing of
eautorn Insurance companies , ( invcinor
Stanley baa notified McNall that ho will bo
given until tomorrow to unsuur the charges ,
Mr. McNall has stated thut , though he will
refute the clurgas , hn expects to be removed
from ofllce , as the state law authorized the
governor to take such action whenever he
shall become satisfied ( hat the Insurance
coiiiuilubloner is Incompetent , corrupt or op-
pruBulve McNall is a pupullut appointee and
hln term would haw expired lu July n xt ,
His aucceveor hae been appointed.

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