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JUNE 10 , 1871. OMAHA , TUESDAY MOllNllSfi , MAY 1C , 18J)9 ) TEX PAGES. StXOLE COPY FIVE CENTS. \ TTTHM T lURN River Pleot Surprised by Robsls Responds with Deadly Effect. ' SERGEANT KILLED AND PRIVATE WOUNDED M Insurgents Concealed in Brush on Both Sides Eio Grande River , GRANT'S ' MEN SOON PUT NATIVES TO ROUT Rapid Tire Guns Fill the Jungle with a Inil of Shot. FIRING MAINTAINED UNTIL ENEMY FLEE Tv Mi y Filipino * Are Killed ntiil Other * Arc Wounded In the Half Hiiur'N SklrinlNh , Three Mile * Aliovc CiiluiuiiK. MANILA , May 15. 10 a. m. The "tin- clad" gunboats , Laguna do Hay and Cavn- tlonga , and a launch under Captain Grant , ran Into a nest of Innilrgcnts concealed In the brush and on both sides of the Illo Grande river , three miles above Calumplt , yesterday afternoon and wore received with heavy volleys at short range. A sergeant belonging to the Utah battery was killed and one private was wounded. Opening with their rapld-ffro guns , the Americans killed twenty of the natives and wounded several others , lining the jungle with a hall of shot for a half hour until the enemy lied. BELIEF PEACE IS IN SIGHT AdinliilNtrutloti Man Orciit Ilopex of Coiifureiiec with the 1'lllplllOH. NEW YORK , May 15. A special to the Herald from Washington says a satisfactory conclusion Is expected by administration officials from the conference which will be hfltl by the American Philippine commis sion with the commission which Agulnaldo proposes to send to Manila. In his dispatch to the War department General Otis announced that Agulnaldo had sent a messenger to him expressing a wish to send the commission to "arrange terms of peace. " The administration officials ex press the opinion that this commission will submit to President Schurman and his asso ciates the answer of Agulnaldo to the propo sitions made by the American commission to Colonel Argueles , Agulnaldo's emissary , regarding the character of government which would be given to the Filipinos and which Argueles declared was satisfactory. U Is probably apparent to the Filipinos that there Is nothing to bo gained by con ducting negotiations for the purpose of ob taining a temporary cessation of hostilities. General Otis will not grant sii ormlatlcs , and 1io has shown that he does not propose to stop fighting , no matter how many peace emissaries Agulnaldo may send to Manila , unless they agree to unconditional uur- r.cn er Jn.hls dlsr tchChoral nils shows , , despite"thV'facr that Agulnaldo states his purpose to send a commission to arrange peace , that he Is making preparations to con tinue military operations. Ho has been making preparations to attack Bacolor , whcro 9,000 Insurgents are believed to bo encamped , and It Is presumed that the move ments reported today still have that point as the objective. General Lawton Is making excellent progress In his northward march and the dispatch of Major Kobbo with 1,500 men up the Rio Grande , supported by gun- lioats and cascoes , Is for the purpose of enabling General Lawton to cross tbo Rio Grande without molestation by the enemy. The plaif apparently contemplates the rapid swinging of Lawtou to the west , Gen eral MncArthur to remain at San Fernando between the Insurgents at Bacolor and these at Mexico , and Kobbo Is to take a station DO as to prevent them from crossing the Rio Grando. MacArthur Is also needed at his present point to protect communication with Manila. INSURGENTS ATTACK SPANISH Driven OIV ivlth Severe LOHB , TlioiiKh the ( inrrlHoii AIxo .Suf- ferN .Some. NEW YORK , May IB. A dispatch to the Journal and Advertiser from Manila says : Ou May 7 the Spanish garrison at Zambo- anga , Colonel Orlz commanding , was at tacked by Insurgents with arms which were taken from the Spanish gunboats before they were transferred to America. The garrison fought valiantly against this Inexplicable aggression , driving the Insurgents back and completely repulsing them. The Spanish general. Montero , governor general of the province , was seriously wounded , as wore alao Major Glmino and Captain Bllllu , who was mortally hurt. Lieutenant Granadus was slightly wounded , one soldier was killed and three wounded. The Insurgents suffered severely. An American merchant ship , the Dos Hormanos , which happened to be In port , was Immediately dispatched to Hollo. Cap tain Cano cabled the facts to General Hios nt Manila , who cabled to Madrid. The gov- erment replied to put the transports Leon X11I and Puortor Rico at the Americans' dis posal for the evacuation of the Spanish gar rison. Rlos asked for tbo evacuation a long time before. IIo states that It Is necessary Im mediately , Ho had a conference with General - oral Otis yesterday. The Spaniards are capable of holding the place temporarily. The above transports are being Inspected for the purpose of transferring American troops to Zamboanga. FILIPINOS MAKE A BIG TALK European Junta < ; ive Out UH AlleKed CnlilcKrani from AKU- nnlilo , LONDON , Muy 15 , The Filipino junta hero has received the following message from Agulualdo , cabled from Hong Kong under date of May 12 : The Filipino government , In accordance with the general feeling of the country , has decided to continue the war at all costs until Independence Is secured. The Filipinos energetically refuse the American ppacu overtures based on re stricted autonomy , coupled with promises \ of subsequent self-government. The Filipinos demand a strict fulfillment of the articles of the American constitution and treaties contracted by the American representatives when imploring a Filipino alliance In combatting the Spaniards. All the Filipino generals support Agutn- nldo. General Luna's reported overtures for peace are untrue. Our army is near Manila , simultaneously attacking the whole Ameri can line , The heat and rains arc causing many casualties in the American army. All the hospitals ore crowded with sick and wounded. Four hundred of the Cincinnati regiment have been Imprisoned by General Otis for Insurbordlnatlon In refusing to fight. The regular troops quartered In Ma nila and other towns are aulet. The voluu- cs are nhiifed and are always at the front ih scanty rations. The discontent between the Americans and Europeans Is general. ARTILLERYMAN SEES SERVICE Dt-NerlheN the Itapld I'ni'e at Which the Northern Movement In llelim : Carried On. MAUYV1LLE , Mo. , May 13. The follow ing letter has been received by Mrs. J. T. Llnvlllc from her son , Harry H. Kerr , a member of battery L , Third United States hrtlllery , which has been bllgaded with the Tvcntlrth Kansas regiment : MALOLOS , April f , . On Saturday mornIng - Ing \\o had 141 men In Battery L , now wo have tin squads and only eighty-nine men In the whole battery. My squad were all wounded except ono other fellow and my self. There were nine men In our squad at the beginning , now there are only two. Wo were on the firing line every day , waded many creeks and rivers to our necks , and Bomo of them still deeper , over rice fields knee deep In mud and besides all this had to face the steel Mausers , which sent the "blng" into our ranks. " 7:20 : p. in. Wo are camping on Agul- nnldo's ln\ui by the ruins of the burnt pal ace and church , which ho took tlmo to burn. I am entitled to my discharge tomorrow ( April oj , but don't expect or want it at present. " DEWEY'S.TESTIMONIAL ' BEGUN Committee. Appointed to TnUc of the I'niidn Iteoetven Hie I'M rut SiiliNorliitlon. WASHINGTON , May 15. P. A. Vandcrllp , assistant secretary of the treasury ; Charles II. Allen , assistant secretary of the navy ; Perry S. Heath , assistant postmaster gen eral ; Brigadier General Corbln and Ellis II. Roberts , treasurer of the United States , who have been appointed a national com mittee to take charge of the tunds with which to purchase a home for Admiral Dewcy In Washington , had a meeting today In Mr. Vandcrllp's office. Although the members of the committee are all busy men , they were enthusiastic over the Ide.x ot a great national gift of the character pro posed for Admiral Dewey and they are willing to take up the work of receiving these * funds from whatever quarters they may come. The national character of the commit tee makes It a proper one to have charge ot the matter , and It Is expected that the many newspapers which propose taking up the work will co-operate with this com mittee. Treasurer Roberts Is now prepared to receive contributions In any amount. A handsomely designed receipt will bo got ten out Immediately by the engravers at the Bureau ot Engraving and Printing and all contributors will receive such a receipt. A formal address to the public will bo Issued soon. The first subscription to the fund , $230 , was received today from General Felix Agnus ot the Baltimore American , and he will rccelvo receipt No. 1. I1IUTISII KM1M.OYKS Dill VEX OUT. Workmen In lllee Mill * Are Forced to Iletrent to 'Manila. LONDON , May IS. The following dls'- patch has been recdlved by Lloyds from Manila : "Owing- the orders of the revolutionists all English employes have boon forced to leave' the" i'lco''iiinis""aud"cbmo'hVre. . * Native' employes will be left at the mills. A pro test has been filed with the British con sul. " Mutineers Kiironte for Manila. NEW YORK. May 15. Eighty United Stales engineers from the barracks at Fort Totten , AVlllett's Point , started for the Philippine islands today under the com mand of Lieutenant Charles E. Letter o the Twenty-first United States Infantry , which is now at Manila. The engineers are volunteers and came from Companies B and D ot the Wlllett's Point corps. Tlie men will travel to San Francisco by rail and nro duo to sail on the transport Sher man on May 22. They expect to bo In t Manila In seven weeks. They go to fill up the ranks of Company A , which left Wll lett's Point over a year ago. HetiiriiN with lllNehnrKed Soldlerx. NEW YORK. May 15. The United Slates transport Kilpatrlck , Captain Charles T. Baker , United States quartermaster In charge , arrived today 'from Havana , May 8 , via Nuevltas , May 10 , where It embarked C > 09 soldiers of the Eighth cavalry , who having served their term ot enlistment will bo discharged at this port. The Kilpatrlck was Inspected nt quarantine and proceeded to a pier In Brooklyn. The transport will undergo extensive repairs at this port. Cable Ship HeaeheN ( ilhraltnr. GIBRALTAR , May 15. The United States cable steamer Hooker , which left New York on May 1 for Manila , arrived hero today and exchanged salutes with the forts and ships. Vnlenela Arrive * from I'hlllpplneH , SAN FRANCISCO , May 15. The United States transport steamer Valencia arrived today from the Philippines. TABLET TO COLONEL EGBERT Sixth Infantry and Itx Former Com mandant Commemorated by .Memorial in ICeiitiieky. CINCINNATI , May 15. The ceremonies of unveiling the memorial tablet at Fort Thomas , Ky. , commemorating the Sixth United States Infantry and Its former lieu tenant colonel , the late Colonel Harry C. Eg bert of the Twenty-second Infantry , killed near Manila , will take place July 1 , The com mittee In charge received answers to invi tations to Secretary of War Alger and Adjutant General Corbln accepting If not detained by unforeseen events. I'nreiitH Hum Their Children , ATLANTA. Ga. . May IB. Wlnnlo Hoach , a mil Tut to woman , and her husband nro charged with brutally burning their , four llttlo children nearly to death by igniting paper , saturated with kerosene , in which tholr bodies had been wrapped. The man , Lawrence Roach , r.in away during the after noon when ho heard his treatment of the children had been reported to the police. The woman was In the act of applying more lira to one of thu children when a crowd broke In. The police were summoned , as a lynching wan feared. The woman and the children were taken to the station. Ono of the children had all the flesh burned from her legs In several pfaces and will probably die. The other three are all badly burned. SU rionr Mill * t'lille , WEST SUPERIOR , Wia. , May 15. The United States Flour company assumed charge of elx flouring mills in this city , the transfer having been marie today- The mills are : Daisy mill , $400,000 ; Llstman mill , $260- 000 ; Freeman , J250.000 ; Grand Republic , $160,000 ; Anchor. $180,000 ; Minnkotn , $101)- 000. This takes In the entire milling prop erties In this city , except the Commander mill and the Mclntyro Interests hold an op tion on that , Sale of llenilwooil .Smeller. DEADWOOD. S. D. . May 16. The Deadwood - wood and Delaware smelter In this city , to gether with all the mining property belong ing to tha company , has been sold to the Golden Reward Mining company. The deal was closed In Chicago today. The amount Involved is about $1 500,000. AltPfIM fM l\TPO TA nfM tTl' * OM/5 / DECLINES 10 StRVt Refuses to Act Longer ns Agent of Cuban Army in Payment of Money. NOTIFIES GENERAL BROOKE OF THE FACT Climax ( n the C < intilleiitliitiM Snr- roiindliiK the Donation of > ? : tIMlO- 000 lix the V n I tril State * to the Ciihiin Soldier * . HAVANA , May 13. 8:40 : p. m. General Maximo Gomez Informed Governor General llrooko today that he must withdraw from the plan for distributing the $3,000,000 ap- proprlatcd to the payment of the Cuban tloops to the extent that ho will not name other commlsslonrrs to replace those orig inally named by him who have refused to solve. Governor General Hrooke Is to go ahead with a new plan , Gomez remaining In a * attitude of friendly Inactivity. General Brooke will IESUO an order for Cuban privates and noncommissioned ofll- ccrs to meet at specified places on speci fied dates to receive payment. They nro to bo accompanied by their company olllccra for thu purpose of Identification , Botn General Gomez and the governor general feel that the privates ought not to lost , their share In the American gratuity merely because the schemes of certain high officers In the Cuban army have Interposed obstacles. The belief among the Americans Is that the company officers will assist In this way. General Hrooko's order will bo disseminated through the newspapers , pla carded In the postofllccs and given the widest circulation practicable. General Gomez communicated his views to General Brooke at an Interview which continued for an hour and a half. The Cuban general was attended bv Colonel Carlos Ccspedes , son of .the former Cuban president of that name , who has boon men tioned as a candidate for the presidency of Cuba. General Gomez added that ho had arrived at this decision with great reluctance and with the most friendly feelings toward Gen- I oral Brooke personally and officially , but ho j felt ho icould no longer represent the Cuban I army , because a cabal , composed of many ot the subordinate commanders , existed to oppose and. It possible , defeat the plans for partitioning the money. Ho explained that former members of the Cuban military as sembly , led by Mayal Rodriguez , Manuel Sangullly , Juan Gaulbcrto and other mal contents had organized a majority of the officers against him , apparently , and though ho ( Gomez ) might persist and pos sibly carry the payment to a successful con clusion , he was disgusted and wished to wash his hands of the whole business. Therefore he thoirght that If he left General Brooke free the latter would bo able to act with equal effectiveness alone. HrooUe Will Work Cnalded. General Brooke expressed sympathy with General Gomez and" said ho regretted the position ho had taken ; but , the American commander added , If his decision was un changeable ho would proceed to deal with the question alone. It was then mutually agreed that General .Gomez .will Issue .tomorrow a manifesto to the Cuban army. This document will be prepared this afternoon and will bo sub mitted to General Brooke. After It has been Issued General Brooke may make a declara tion concerning the manner In which ho will proceed. Ho Is determined not to be trifled with. IIo has the rolls of the privates and non-commissioned officers who are willing to accept $ "r > each and this amount will bo offered on the conditions previously laid down. A forcible disarm ament of the Cuban troops will bo the ulti mate procedure , provided the events of the next two or three weeks show that such action Is necessary. The Society of Veterans of Independence , which Is merely the old Independent party , which will bo under n new name , hold an Inaugural meeting last night , under the presidency of General Fernando do Freler Andrado , who nctod as president of the as sembly , at which meeting General Lacrct , I CIsnoros , Juan Gomez and Lcyte VIdal and others were present. The proceedings were devoted to drawing up an agreement that Is to bo proposed at a meeting to be held this evening. In the announcement of to night's meeting , which appears today , the promoters say that their call Is made upon j all who assisted in "beginning the revolution , "agents , migrants , deportadoes , politicians and conspirators , " but that none can enter the meeting except as members of the di rectory. La Union Espanola publishes today a let ter from General Jose Varona to General Gomez , asking If It bo true that Marshal Blanco offered Independence to the Cubans on condition that they would operate ngalnat the United States. The paper says that Gomez replied In the affirmative , but wrote to Varona that no answer was given to Blanco , as Spain had deceived the Cubans so often that they could not trust It again. A second letter from the captain general to the same purport was received and this also wont unanswered. Finally Blanco , accord ing to La Union Espanola , sent a messenger to Gomez to repeat the proposition , but the Cuban commander refused to consider It. Colonel Relde has been making an In spection of the forts around Havana pre paratory to a report to General Brooke , Ho says that enormous sums were spent by the Spaniards upon defenses that are now ut terly worthless , Cabanas fortress alone cost originally $14,000,000 , but two or three well directed shots almost demolished It and the same Is said to be Hie case with all the rest of the fortresses , Including Morro castle. Colonel Reldo Bays that one sharp shooter , stationed on the roof of the Tacon theater , with an ordinary service rifle , could practically render any Havana fort unten able. A single artillery shot could In many Instances make a whole wall crumble Into dust. " ( iencriilN" Want I.loii'x Share. WASHINGTON. May 15. High officials In the War department were reluctant to dis cuss the Cuban situation this afternoon. The dispatch of the Assaclatcd Press was read with Intorebt , but did not cause much sur prise among army officers , who are well Informed about the Cubans , especially these who are known as "soldiers of fortune , " and who have been bitterly disappointed because the Island was not turned over to them Im mediately after the Spanish surrendered. There is an Impression that the Inten tion of General Brooke to see that the $3,000,000 Is distributed among all the Cu ban troops has caused disappointment among many "generals" and other high of ficials , who were evidently expecting to se- Quro a large share of the money. The belief was expressed that the situa tion In Cuba is serious and that careful and diplomatic management will be needed. It was stated that no orders would be Is sued to General Brooke , as he had ample authority to deal with any situation which might arise. There seems to bo a belief that General Gomez has contributed to the delay in the payment of the money. I'orlo Illeiui ( int'M to Slllltvater. WASHINGTON , May 15 In the case of Rafael Ortiz , a native of Porto Itico , who was found guilty of the rnunler of Private John Burke , Company C. Forty-seventh Now York , at CsRiins , Porto R.ICO , on Feb ruary 14 last and whojc sentence of death was commuted to Imprisonment for life , the president has directed that he be confined In the Minnesota state prison nt Stlllwater. sTnitn it.vinno uv crn.vx IIAXOITS. Proprietor Killed and Wounded Ca air jIn Purnult. HAVANA. May 13. A dispatch from Puerto Principe says flvfi armed men have attacked a store at Qulnta Navales , half a league from Puerto Principe , killing the storekeeper , Ysldor Fernandez , severing his head from his body with a machote. The storekeeper's assistant , Juan Parrado , In de fending Fernandez , rocqlvod four machcto cuts , from which ho will die. The fitoro was sacked of everything valuable and a. quantity of money. The advices from Puerto Principe , Use re cord the appearance of several bauds of armed men on the estates near the boun dary between the provinces of Puerto Prln- clpo and Santiago do Cuba. A detachment ot 200 cavalrymen and a force of rural po- llco , with packs ami provisions for two weeks , has been sent In pursuit of these bands. The Indepcndcnto asserts that a largo ma jority ot the Intelligent Cubans are op posed to the personnel of the supreme court , saying that some of the- members ore so de- llclent In qualifications Unit they would have better chances of success In undertak ing n trip to the moon than In attempting to sit on the supreme bench. The paper also says the Cubans are so unused to ex pressing themselves In public that the Ig norant undercurrent of feeling- 80 per cent of the population Is not realized 'by the ap pointing officials. For Itself , the ludepen- dente says It has no protest to make against anything done , no matter how objectionable , as this is much the easiest way to get along. I'HISSS AIJt'HiaS 1T8 I'UIVILECSLJ. AttneU on General Henry Will ItCHiilt In More Limited I.lliertlex. SAN JXTAN , Porto Ulco , May 15. The Dcmocracla of Ponce , the organ of Senor Luis Moncza Rivera , former president of the Porto Rlcan Insular cabinet , who Is now In the United States , publishes a loiter from him In reference to the recall ot Major General Guy V. Henry , recently governor general of Porto Hlco. In the course of the letter Scnor Rivera says : "Who does not know that the government In the hands of such a man was like the web of Penelope , now woven and afterward torn or unraveled ? Who docs not remember a thousand errors 'which the Insular secre taries could not repair ? These are. the real reasons for the recall reasons laid bare by mo with rude frankness to the American colonial commission. The motives assigned by the United States secretary of war , namely , consideration for the health of Gen eral Henry and similar excuses , had no basis In the facts of the case. " The publication of till * letter has caused much surprise as criticism , as General Henry left the Island after a magnificent demon stration of good will on the part ot the Porto Rloanfi. General Davis , the now governor general , will rescind the order ISRUCU/ recently giv ing1 liberty to the press. nocic i.Aiioiircits msMAxn JIACIC PAY Second Infantry IN Summoned to ( liiell KitMilttyVUot. CIKNFUEGGS , Cuba5 , May lk 8 p. m. About five o'cllck this afternoon a gang of Cuban dock laborers called upon Captain Barker , captain of the port , and made a demand for back pay. As they were violent Captain Barker drew his revolver. The la borers retired , but returned soon after with fiRy others and made a similar demand , using obscene and profane language , In sulting Captain Barker and offering threats. The Cuban police were ordered to arrest the malcontents and a general street fight followed In which one laborer was killed and several persons were wounded. Including three members ot the police forco. As the Cuban populace became -very Insulting and threatened revenge , an outbreak was ex pected and the Second United States In fantry was ordered Into the city. The troops nro patrolling the town this evening. The Cubans are well armed and about an hour ago firing was heard In Decluto street , near the custom house , although this was prob ably only a harmless mischief , as the Second Infantry patrol on Investigating the locality found no ono who could bo made responsible. CUIIAXS CI.IM ; TO THRIR Aims. Feel that the Deinaiiil or United Slatt'N IN Humiliating 1'rovlf.loii. SANTIAGO DB CUBA. May 15. Consider able dissatisfaction is expressed here over the do'nand by the United States govern ment that the Cuban soldiers relinquish their arms before receiving their shares In the distribution of the $3,000,000. La Indepondencla and other papers pub lish excited articles protesting against the acceptance of any such proposal. La In- dcpcndoncla suggests that a stamp tax bo Instituted by means ot which loyal Cubans would bo enabled to "savo the soldiers from the dishonor and humiliation of giving up the arms which won tholr liberty. " On all sides among the Cubans of Santiago violent expressions are heard regarding what Is termed the niggardly conduct of the Americans. " M'GIFFERT ASKED TO EXPLAIN I'rofeNNor In Union Theolnelenl Sem inary Said to Have Ailvoeateil DlNlipproved Doetrlni'N. NEW YORK , May IB. It Is almost cer tain that the alleged heterodoxy of Dr. Arthur C. McGlffort , professor In Union Theological seminary , will bo brought up In the meeting of tbo Presbyterian gcntral assembly , which begins at Minneapolis on Thursday. At the last meeting of the as sembly a minute was adopted requesting Dr. McGlffert to explain n number of pas. sages in a work of his entitled "History or Christianity In the Apostolic Age , " pas sages which many of his follow ministers criticised strongly as subversive not only of the standards of the church , but of es sential Christianity. Dr. McOlffert's reply to the minute or petitions from various presbyteries may bring the matter up. Dr. McGltt'crt , it Is said , will maintain that his book Is purely a historical work , that Ills- tory Is not theology and that therefore ho IB , or ought to be , beyond censure for Jiet- erodoxy. ( iooil I'rleeN for Hay , CANAJOHARIE. N. Y. , May 15. A sum mary of twenty-live reports from the leadIng - Ing &enboard and Interior markets received by the Hay Trade Journal shows an advance In the price of hay of moro than 20 per cent over the average price for the year ending May 12 , 1S98. The advance Is duo to Email receipts , caused by the low prices that have prevailed for several mouths and the want of cars for shipment , the cars having been pressed into the grain service. Cleveland Will Lend IliN I'reHeiiee. TOLEDO , May 15. Ex-President Cleve land , who Is now on a fishing trip at Middle Bats , will be the guest if honor at the formal laying of the corner stone of the court house at Port Clinton on Thursday. Mr. Cleveland will not speak , but baa con sented to bo present. He expects to bo on Lake Krlo fishing at least two mure weeks and will probably remalu at Mlddlp Dabs duriuc the entire time. PLEASED \V1TH \ LIFE IN CUBA Officers of the Third Nebraska Enjoyed Themselves While ou the Island , CONDITIONS BETTER THAN IN THE CAMPS t Suiters Loan of lint Two . Men AVhlle III Cuba , One of Whom Meeta Death lit nil Aeeldent. WASHINGTON. May IB. ( Special Tele gram. ) The Ebbltt house , which Is the headquarters for the army and navy In this city , has been the abiding place ( or the last two days of a number of the I null UK officers of the Third Nebraska , which wan mustered out of the service i/t the United States at Augusta , Ga. , last Thursday. Officers of the Nebraska regiment mak ing up the party arc : Lieutenant Col onel J. 11. McClay of Lincoln , Majors C. K. Soharmann of North 1'latte , Harry S. Dun- gan of Hastings , Captains C. V. Schwartz of Lincoln , Charles H. Marple of Omaha , It. V. Cross of Atkinson , Lieutenants Thoimm White of Omaha , John Kenny of Ulalr , Hos pital Steward O. P. Harlttucst of Lincoln. Major Dungan , speaking of the experience of the Third Nebraska , said : "Our regi ment spent three months of this year In Cuba , returning to the United States In April. 1 must say that my experience on the Island was very agreeable and BO far as health wan concerned conditions were nearly perfect , for there was no sickness to speak of and the regiment lost only two men , one of whom mot death In an accident. Com pared with our stay In camps In Jackson ville , Savannah and Augusta , there was far greater comfort for our sons In Cuba than In many homo places. It Is true wo were on the Island , at the very best season of the year , but If the lovo.lv climate wo en joyed prevailed the whole year round I had rather Hvo there than any m > ot on the globe. " Major Scharmann reiterated his former tender of the officers and regiment to the president should he desire to relieve the First Nebraska now serving In the Philip pines , with another volunteer regiment from the Antelope state , 'but ' he said he could get llttlo satisfaction along these lines In view of the fact that It Is the Intention of the War department to relieve the volunteers now In the Island of Luzon with regulars as rapidly as consistent with good order. The officers paid their respects to those In charge at the War department , but were somewhat disappointed In not seeing Assist ant Secretary Melklojohn , who Is with Sen ator Thurston on a short visit to the At lantic coast. All the officers left today , many of them for their homes In Ne braska. The president will , within a day or two , announce the nomination of Wallace Hroatch , son of W. J. Hroatch , for a second lieutenant In the Marino corps. He will bo billed for examination In the near future. Senator Thurston , who secured six addi tional clerks last week for the Omaha post- office , said they would bo selected from the civil service lists of these eligible for ap pointment and wherever possible -would betoken token from 'Nebraska candidates , other things being equal. COLT GUN TAILS AT NEED Olllelal Report of AmliiiFih on lluf- miKCl's I'laiitntloii IN lleeeived from Admiral Kant/ . WASHINGTON , May 15. Secretary Long today znado public so much of a recent re port from Admiral Kautz upon Samoan af fairs as touches the killing of a number of American soldiers by Mataafa adherents near Apia on April 1. The report Is an elaboration of the de scription of the affair which was cabled at the tlmo by the Associated Press from Auck land. No mention is made at any point ot the reported participation in the affray of the German , Hufnagel , the manager of the plantation where the fight occurred. It is shown that the failure of the gun to work was In a largo measure due to the American and British defeat. Admiral Kautz says the expedition was projected by Captain Sturdeo of the Per poise. For several nights preceding the sentries had been fired upon by the na tives and It became necessary to drive the aggressors away. Admiral Kautz says It was the opinion of all the officers who had the matter In charge that the force was ample to do the work without risk , espe cially as It was to move out along the beach and return the same way , under the pro tection of the guns of her majesty's steam ship Royalist. It is safe to Kay , says the admiral , that after Lieutenants Freeman and Lansdalo hud conferred together they did what they deemed best under the cir cumstances and the disaster that followed could not bo foreseen. Admiral Kautz appends the reports of the surviving officers of the expedition , which were transmitted by Captain White of the Philadelphia. Captain White describes at Eomo length the happenings of April 1 , as gathered from a close examination of the potty officers and men engaged In the fight. Ho nays that several excursions had been made Into the beach back of Apia during the last ten days of March. Very few na tives had been observed and when seen they always fled when fired upon by the Colt automatic gun. Lieutenant Lansdalo set great store by the gun and frequently op- crated It himself. Says Captain White : "Ho appears to bavo depended greatly upon the gim when the party was ambushed on April 1. Twice It did not work and much time was lost In overhauling It. Lieutenant Lans dale was loath to abandon it , but the fire was BO galling that before ho was wounded he was compelled to scatter the Important parts and leave It behind. Prudence led him to deploy his men In open order. The thicket was BO dense that utter the order for retreat was sounded It was not possible for the groups to render each other mutual support. "Lieutenant Lansdalo was wounded b'elow the knee soon after the colt was abandoned and rendered Incapable of marching. He was assisted by his men , one of them , N. E. Edsall ( ordinary marine ) was wounded whlla so doing. It Is not clear when Lans dale received the wound In his chest. It Is evidence most clear that when Ensign Mona- ghan discovered that Lieutenant Lansdale was wounded ho used his best endeavors to convey him to the rear , and. seizing a rifle from a disabled man , made a brave defense , but undoubtedly ho fell very shortly after Joining him , and the hostll.es flushed with success bore down on our men In this vicin ity. The men were not In sufficient num bers to hold out any longer and they wer forced along by a fire which It was Impos sible to withstand. Ensign Monaghan did stand. Ho stood steadfast by his wounded superior friend ; one rlllo against many ono bravo man against a score of savages. Ho know ho was doomed. Ho could not yield. Ho died In heroic performance of his duty. " ( lid Cannon Iteliirneil to Spain. WASHINGTON , May ID. Many applica tions have been made to the War depart ment requesting that all useless cannon cup- tured In the Philippines bo turned over to ' the states the trophies of the regiments i making the capture. General Otta was asked CONDITION OF THE WEATHER Forecast for Nebraska Showers ; Cooler. Temperature ni Oniiilui j etterila.ri Hoar. Pen. Hour. Ot'ir. what there was in the way cf such action and has made a reply stating that under the terms ot the peace treaty all obsolete cannon are to bo turned over to the Spanish government. M'KINLEY WILL GREET TROOPS i\eentlve Will VlnltVel to Heeelvc the lloniftviirdlioimd Volun teer * In I'ei'non. HOT SPRINGS. Vn. . May 13. H Is the In tention ot President McKlnloy to bo In the western states at the time of the return of the volunteers who have done heroic service In the Philippines. H Is expected that the necessity for the retention of volunteers In the Island of Luzon will not e.vlst much longer , and when the volunteers reach their native states for muster out Mr. McKlnloy hopes to be there to greet and honor them. If the trip to the west already planned should not occur when the volunteers are returning another Journey will be made to carry out this purpose. The War department today forwarded hero advices from General Otis stating that there now remain In the Philippines 2,000 Spanish soldiers who must be returned to their homes In the United State * phlps , In accord ance with the terms of the treaty of peace. Information also was received of the situa tion In Cuba. General Gomez , H Is said here , Is con sidered Insincere In liJs dealings , but noth ing unfavorable or disconcerting was an nounced. This afternoon a number of colored em ployes of the hotel entertained Mr. and Mrs. McKlnloy with an Impromptu concert In the president's apartments. A quartet sang , banjos were played and there was some old Virginia darkey dancing. Mr. and Mrs. Mc- Klnley were much amused. This afternoon they took a short drive. MAYOR BEFORE MAZET BOARD llohert A. VimWyeli Will lie Ankrtl to Ijxiilnlii the Iteitiovnl of Cer tain City Olllcliiln. NEW YORK , May 15. Mayor Robert A. VanWyck has been served with a subpoena to appear bcforo the Mazot commission and he Is expected to bo on hand tomorrow morning. The Importance ot the session that opens then Is attested by the number of Important Tammany officials who have been summoned to appear and ot whom the mayor and comutroller are the most note worthy. The mayor will be questioned concerning all his Important doings as head of the city government and his reasons for the removal of certain Important city officials , such as the police commissioners who stood In the way ot Chlnf Dovcry's promotion. His re lations with" Mr. Croker will bo carefully looked Into. Though the Mazet commission intends to proceed against the present administration of the district attorney's office , It has mada no definite movement In that direction yet. Police Commissioners York , A bell , Sex ton and Hess were served this afternoon with subpoenas to appear before the com mittee. Mr. York Is directed to produce the official minutes of the board meetings held on May 14 and May 21 , 1S9S. Ho Is also directed to bring with him the official certificates Issued by the mayor removing Commissioners Hamilton and Phillips and the official certificates of the appointment of Commissioners Hess and Aboil. Ho is fur ther directed to produce the minutes of the board meetings relative to the temporary and permanent appointment ot William P. Devory as chlot , and required to lay before the committed the record of the purchase of horses for the department , the price paid for each animal and the name of the dealers from whom they were purchased. Police Captain Price It Is expected will be a witness tomorrow. TWELVE BICYCLES A MINUTE .Spaldlnii'H Projected Trust Will Control - trol Majority of I'lantH with Im- meiixe Combined Capaelty. NEW YORK. May 15. R. L. Coleman , president of the Western Wheel works ot Chicago , today renewed his option for the sale of the bicycle plant to A. G. Spaldlng. The combination being engineered by the Spaldings will , by the acceptance of all op tions hold by Mr. Spaldlng , control a largo percentage of the output In the United States. It will possess facilities for making a complete blcyiclo every flvo seconds , workIng - Ing ten hours per day. The company Is financed by the United States Mortgage and Trust company of this city , and Lee , Hlgglnson & Co , of Boston. The capital of the company Is to bo $30,000- 000 preferred stock and $45,000,000 common stock. Within the next few days 100 of the manufacturers upon whoso plants Mr. Spald- 1ns Is said to have obtained options will como hero to make their transfers. After all the 'transfers ' have been effected the or ganization of the now company will bo com pleted. Another Iron anil Steel Coinhlne , CLEVELAND , 0. , May 15. The sale of the Lake Brio Iron works today gave notlco of I ho fact that another Immense ; combina tion of Iron and steel Interests has been consummated. The Republic Steel company has been In corporated under the laws of Now Jersey with a capital of $55,000,000 , nslstlng of $25,000,000 preferred and $30,000,000 com mon stock. The officers are : President , Randolph S. Warner , Columbus , O , ; first vice president , Myron Wick , YoungJtown , 0. ; second vice president , George D. Wick , Youngatown , O. ; third vice president , James G. Caldwell , Birmingham , Ala. ; fourth vice president , Gcorgu M. Hard , Munclo , Ind. ; treasurer , John F. Taylor , Youngstc-wn , O. ; secretary , James Llewellyn , Chicago. The general offices will bo In Chicago , The mills In the combination will > bo op erated as now , except that buelners will bo done In the Chicago office. All the present superintendents will be retained. Movement * of Ocean VemelN , May 1,1. WASHINGTON , May 16. The cruiser 'Marblehcad has arrived at Pernambuco en- route to the Pacific. At Gibraltar Arrived Kms , from New York for Genoa and Naploj. Sailed Aller from Naples for New York. At Bremen Arrived Bremen , from New York via Southampton. At Southampton Arrived KaUer Wll- helm der Grosse , from New York for Bremen. At Antwerp Arrived Noordland , from New York. At Now York Arrived Buenos Ayrcs , from Glasgow. At Naples Arrived Kaiser Wilhclm , from New York. STUDENTS HUN RIOT Seven Hundred Princatonians Hams Pawnee Bill's ' Aggregation , SHOWMEN RESPOND WITH WHIPS ANDBOLAS Collegians Open with n Bombardment of and Vegetables , TOWN'S ' DIGNITY OFFtNDED BY THE PARADE Unwritten Law Exists for Half Century Against Such Spectacle , WILD WEST SHOW DISREGARDS WARNING One Spectator May Ule from Kick In UKllrnil and Several Student * An- Trampled liy I'oiile * Clr- CIIN Men Are llniiKhly Treated. PRINCETON , N. J. , May 15. I'rlnceton Rtudonts ami I'awneo lllll'H Wild West em ployes Indulged In n pitched Imttlo today and continuous and serious rioting was pre vented only by the presence of men with cool heads and the action of President Patton - ton of Princeton university later In the day In calling u mass meeting of nil of the students. For Ilfty years It has been tin unwritten law of I'rlnceton that no clrcua parade shall pass through the streets. Every show proprietor In making his dates has always left Princeton from the list , for It has been n matter of common knowledge that the students would enforce the un written law. This morning Pawnco Bill' * Wild West combination violated traditions and paraded. The result waa the fiercest battle Princeton has seen In many years. When posters were hung up a few da > n ago announcing the advent of Pawnee Hill , It was at llrst considered a Joke. Finally , when It became known that the management of the nliow was really In earnest the town authorities , fearing trouble , advised the cir cus not to attempt n parade. This advlco was unheeded. As a result ot today's light ono man is unconscious and may dlo anil a number of students and employes of the show are nursing wounds received In the fray. fray.That the show would bo upset at night seemed a certainty until late this afternoon when President Patlon called a mass meet ing of the undergraduates and the faculty and the result of the mooting Indicates that the show will leave town unmolested , but It will have lost money , for word has been passed through the town that no ono Is ta enter the tent and the townspeople , who arc In sympathy with the students , are a unit In refusing to attend. Things were proceeding In the usual course at the university when the parnda started. The procession reached the col lege campus without , trouble , .but . passed down Nassau street nt a ibad moment , for just as the band's music was heard the stu dents were in the -ict of passim ; from tha first nrornlng lectures to the second. Tha townspeople who were 'out In force and waiting for the parade , and the great ma jority of them were massed near the campus , Word passed all along the line and within a few minutes COO or 700 students had as sembled on Nassau street. Cannon crackari left over from the previous celebrations , eggs purchased at nearby stores and vege tables bought or confiscated from the stores , were assembled quickly. The men unablt to obtain these missiles armed themselves with clods of turf torn from the lawns. llally Hound Hand AVaKOii. The trouble started with the band wagon. Cannon crackers were thrown and those , exploding under the six horses , made them frantic. The musicians were on top of tlia wagons. A snrlous runaway might have re sulted had not ouo ot the leaders stumbled and fell , dragging down the other horses with him. The students , meanwhile , kept up a merciless bombardment with eggs ana vegetables. On the return the parade wheeled into Jclin lane and the students made a gram ! rush to head off the procession. Again the employes of the circus wore rotten egged. The cowboys and Indians finally charged the students and used their whips freely. That was the turning point of the affair. Stung by the whips anil bruised by th riders running into Idem the students bo- cnmo ugly and In a moment the missiles' th.it were annoying but not dangerous were replaced by stones and the fight became serious. Revolvers were drawn , but fortu nately the owners were wlso enough to llro over the heads of the enemy. Some of fcho Mexican or South American cowboys un- slung their bolas and used thcso with great olfcct , the leaden covered ondH bolnj ; ex ceedingly effective. The cowboys < linrgf-l ( the crowd several times and rode down these who could not get out of the way. In this manner Edward Dillon , a colored man , was knocked do wo iiml kicked in the head by n pony and hit. skull fractured. A student WOB Injured by a pony trampling upon him. Another waa wounded by a bola and another was Htruclc by an Indian with ono of the snake whlp . Many students wtre less severely hurt. The cowboys and Indians were also badly bruised and hurt. A mass meeting ot students was called this afternoon , attended by the whole un- dcrgraduato body , nt which President Patton - ton epoko In condemnation of the attack on the parade and positively forbade any otu- dcnt to go to thu show grounds tonight. At the Bamo time the college authorities ar ranged to have the proctcr and a largo force of aKblHtunts on duty thdre. Hundreds of students wont -to thn uliow tonight In splto of the president's order , but there was no disturbance. H IB said the dis obedient students will bo disciplined , GUESTS FOR CHICAGO DAY Ie ey Will lie 1'renent , Together it llh I'reNlileiit Din/ and Lord Mlnlo. CHICAGO , May 15. The committee In charge of the Chicago poatoffico corner etona ceremonies today received word from Sena tor A. J. Boverldgo of Indiana , who la now at Hong Kong , and to whom the committee had entrusted a special Invitation to Admiral Dtjwey , announcing that the admiral would bo hero for "Chicago day" October i ) . It was also announced that President Iluof ) Mexico and Lord Mlnto , governor general of Canada , would surely bo present simulta neously with Prebldcnt McKlnloy. MetliodUlK May ( "all Kxtrit Confereneu ATLANTA , Ga. , May ! & . --The Methodist ministers of Atlanta today passed resolu tions calling fur the appointment of a com mittee ! to urge upon the forthcoming annual conference the movement for an oxtru gen eral conference , which hall connldor the publishing huiibo manor. The preamble Btates that there la great dlskaMsfuciUm with the way In which this matter lm licra disposed of or "huuhed up , " aa 0110 of the ministers urescin taiJ.