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niiilUItU ! -S- MB HI
F r.r- .r, MInutes'FiKht Drove Them
'Back in Dad Order.
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CONGRESSMAN BAIRD DEAD.
'A li .N do f ran J by I'.tsf Car i inn Great
I'rii i ii j- I reel Statue t (ijorjjc Wash
i,:, n SpaniMi Troops to Take a Hand.
dv. n,, Special. General Lawton
' : ;!.o liu!d daybreak Saturday,
iili h c: iliitun ol troops consisting of
' . Nnh ')nl;otii ilegiment, two bat-
!"H s ,f the Third Infantry, the
i y-Kcco'ict Itifuutry, two guns of
ti ' ihiltery, three troops of the
' -'ii' t'.. Civulry aud GaleV Squadron,
i'iii t il in light inarching ordor. This
t-u-tcd at 5 o'clock over tho
i 'vViU'lnH road, traveling the coun-
previously cleared of the re
! ' V I ut Mil ?cii'i)iit!y ro occupied by
' i ,i 'in. 1 1 is to h prc.-niuicd that General
1 .-f toil, hy thU lilOVOIllOIlt, Will Ollt-
.' ml. t l:u uneiny before joining Gen
.! M i-'Aillmr, noi tl of Malolos.
! 1 Krgiiucrit first encouutered
" :n Mny in fiont ct Xovuliches at
' " T'io rc-hoU opouud fire on
mi-tr.Kij'x, but their liro was mlonced
' .' "ii minute bitor, tho enemy retir-
. i l'.ul onlor and tho Americans ad
;i ".'u ' tho rough roads about
i! !: . '1 hey wore considerably
; in rd l;y tho liioof tho robots sharp-vr-.i
from tho juriglo for two hours.
' !. : o .-lock iu tho altornoou tho rebels
. i 'io in full I! ilit, leaving many deal
ii ili'i fiil 1 iuid our troops were com
i !;. I to take brief rest in tha shade,
thi' unit win overpowering.
- aff3eiM -
tuntcrfcit C'if;:r Stamps.
A a i::,.i.,v, 1. (!., Special, The
in i n! i cvofiiio bureau ha so far been
i" ii I ol tho di icvery cf ovor half a
' vrm i manufacture J by Jacobs,
' ii'nu :ntor, l'n, aad bearing conuter
u "t i -i.'iiiii-i. Threo hundred thousand
- I th'jso wero found in Jacobs own fac
i "i v itt Lnn caster; 7 J, 00; in Sail Fraa-
- i o; :;.,oi)( iu Philadelphia; 150,000 in
i,'.'t:m;iti; t'.",0(.) in Toledo, and 500
i ti:n lir.it Now York District. It io
; i iisvc d that this amount will be largo
! itu're;vod :n tho search goes on.
' 'rdnrs havo boon i:tsuod to revenue
i'.'ciiti to sei.a all cigars niado at Ja
t n fuetcry, wherever found, aud la
' i on they will bo Bold at auction, the
I un-hancrs beiug required to re-stamp
t:i"i:i. Tlio i roceeda will be turned
'iilo tho trcp.surv.
A New Command Formed.
vY".Min;i,N', 1). O., Special. The
W'r np"rt:nent has i-ivoivo'1 'sble
:;iiu:i fioui (leueral Otia aunonnoing
tin' fortiKitiou of :i now llyiu; column
ir.ih.- e;uuuid of (ienorul Iiawtou
u'id Hi j initiation cf a new canipaijzn,
hii.'h l.s v,ie'lcd to result in clearing
on' tho jungle in tho country north of
''.a- i!.i, up (o the foothills of the moun
'i'ih i on tlio northeast, aad up to the
' ! :u:n.itioii of tho railroad at liulacan.
i io text of tho dispatch was not made
; iiiil'.', bus it is understood to agree
' lo: fiy v. ith tho act of the movements
oiiMiuit'd m tho Associated Press di
i olios fiora Manila.
CorJ il H cl ituMis I'rcailin.
Hi Spfo'al. I.olterj recording
t'io r x-i'L'llout rclutiouH now prevailicc
i.etween tho (Itii'iimas aad American!
in tho i'hilippi:iu rlaaJa liavo reached
lit'i-o rrom ofiit.'ial quartois. I'rinci
i ion r v, of Prussia, it appears, wrote tc
.V!::.irul Dewey, "p'easautly and oon
i .liiit.jiy" and when tho Irono returned
t:o:u Iloilo.Ailiniral lowey placed meal
iivni t ln AuicriiMn atoros at her com
l iiiu lor.s disposal, aud the Kaiserin
u:-:is;v received American meat, ice
. n I cu'i!. At Hou' Kon, it is added,
i bo Monterey and P.altimore crews cor-
liiilly RSMOciutod with those of tho Ger
iMiin ships'. A number of similar in
I'tiinccs r.re taeiitio
. --ir:v(.iu, Special. Xo word has
Miiio to tho Navy Department since
ii'! Tuesday, relativo to tho fato ol
f .it iitenant t lilmoro and the fourteen
inlora of tho Yorktowu who were am
' l iio I an I captured at JSaler, on the
' 'bind of Luzon. Secretary Lousr ad
'''en. ted im inquiry by cable to Admiral
I 'uwry, to ascertain whether he could
nj'ply any further information on thic
m.''u; of George Wasiinijloa for Great
I.(ii) )v, Knpr., Special. At the an
M'al dinner of the Sheffield Tresa Club,
riven at Shefiiold, i;ight Hon. Oeorg
(lioneheu, Firrit Lord of tho Admi
laity, wai tho guest of honor.
David Christie Murray, the novelist, ia
; ho cour.so of his speech on the rela
tiDin between (Ireat Britain and the
Ui.ited States, suggested the erectioc
u ; on Pritish soil by Uritish subscription
f a statuo of George Washington, as i
"rei'Ognition of the honesty of th
en u .so which America fought against us,
and of our eternal amity for that great
1 coi le.
Captain and Twelve Men Drowned.
Oak Hill, Fla., Special. Thi
fctoauier General Whitney, Captain
Hawthorne, sunk SO miles east of Cap
Cuuavarel. One boat-load, of sixteen
men, attempting to land at Mosquitc
Lagoon House of Hefuge, were upsel
: a l ll men, including the captain,
were drowned. The chief engineer,
tmistant engineer, -fireman and one
sudor were saved. The captain's body
hm been recovered. Fifteen men in
another boat are still unheard from.
Representative Serano il Payne, of
Now York, stated that he was a candi
date for Speaker in the next House, if
Spoaker Keid should retire.
The jury ia the celebrated lynching
case at Luke City, S. C, were unable
to reach n verdict, and have been dis
charged. LTeveu residences were burned at
Clay Ciity, Ky., Friday and twenty,
en) families are homeless. The loss is
hotlopcj at the
The hydraulic engineers have com
U tod toe preliminary survey of tho
water iower soon to bo developed t
the .Narrofts on the Yidkin Kiver, 7
miles from Norwood, Stanly county.
The ehtimate is that the Narrows plant
will be able to develop 00,000 horse
power at an outlay, in ehtablishing tho
plant, of about 1,000,000. Thepowtr
company expects to be able to induce
Northern mill intu t(, ri)0ve their
plants South and locate them on tho
railroads within reach of the companj'n
power-beariog cables. The true
higuificanco of this will bo undcr-bt-.od
when it is recalled that the Nar
rows represent the next greatest water
power in tho United States after the
imperial Niagara and that this great
water power is located in the heart of
the cotton-growing section.
The power company, of which Mr.
Hambley is president, has acquired
4,000 acres of land lying alcrg both
sides of tho Yadkin for a distance of
abo u ten miles from the head of the
Narrows to tho lower end of what is
commonly known as the "Falls of tho
As an indication of the tremendous
power nwait'Dg conservation here it
may be stated that the Y'adkin
river, which is 1,000 feet wide a short
distance above the Narrows, is hero
forced through a granite-lipped gorge
but 75 feet wide, at its widest, and
only 30 feet wide at its narrowest
part. The gorge ia onc-qnarter of a
mile loDg and the river in that distance
has a fall of from lib' to 40 feet. Im
agine, then, tho wholo llnod of the
Yadkin poured down a rock sluiceway,
pay, 50 feet wide and 400 yards long,
aud with a pitch of 40 feet or one in
ten yards, and you get a conception
of tho Narrows and its power.
From the head of the Narrows south
for four miles to the month of the
Uwharrio river there is a fall of 105
feet and for this whole distance tho
river continues only somewhat wider
than at the Narrows. The width of
too gorge between the mountains
low water is about 250 yards while
flood the water is from ledge
ledge. llefore the exDerimfint
power transmiasion bv electricitv Lad
succeeded to brilliantly it was thought
that the power of the Narrows could
never be utilized because there is no
where along it that extensive factories
to us tho power can bo placed. Now
they can be placed at Norwood, Albe
marle, even Salisbury and Concord,
say tho promoters.
Hero's Children Remembsred.
Tho uflicers of the Tenth United
States Cavalry have presented to each
of tho little sons of the late Lieut.
Shipp a solid silver plate. The rim of
each plato has embossed on it the
crossed sabres with tho regimental
number, the trumpet, guidons and Ead
Ulo of tho cavalry arm. Tho bottom
of the plate bears the inscription "To
Matter William E. Shipp with the love
of tho officers of his father's regi
ment." The only difference in the
plutes is the difference in tho names
inscribed. Simitar plates were pre
sented to tho little daughters of Lieut.
A Fatal Accident.
A fatal accident occurred at Snmmer
field, Guilford county, last week, H.J.
Winfrey was unloading a car of fertil
izer when the floor of the houso where
ho was storing the fertilizer broke Jn,
catchiDg his little eon, Julian, and Wil
lie, the ten-year-oid son of Martin
I'roctor, under tho fallen mass. The
little Troctor boy was killed outright,
and tho Winfrey boy was badly injured.
Mr. Winfrey is almost crazed over this
Two North Carolinians Wui Fellowships.
In the award of fellowships. valued at
$500 in cash and 185 in fees, the Co
lumbia University Council awarded
two of tho twenty-live fellowships to
North Carolinians. Mr. Charles Lee
Eaper, of Greensboro received fbe fel
lowship in American history and Mr.
Holland Thompson, of Concord, the
fellowship on Political Economy.
hospital for Employes.
The Atlantic Coast Line Company
has decided upon the plot at South
Kocky Mount,on which to erect a largo
hospital for its employes. The size
will be ninety by one hundred and
twenty feet, three stories high. The
contract has been given and work will
be commenced at once.
Now rails are to be put in on the
Carolina Central railroad.
State Treasurer Worth has adver
tised for proposals for the 110,000 of
penitentiary bonds (to pay debts.) He
will not receive any bids for less than
104. Thero are already in hand bids
for the same bonds at as high figures
as 108 and 108. He says he expects
to get 110. The bonds run ten years
at 4 per cent.
The Elkin Lumber Manufactur
ing Company is the name of a new en
terprise to be established at Elkin by
Messrs. Walker and Woodard, for
merly of Danville, -Va. They will put
in machinery for finishishing lumber,
and will buy and ship.
Tho Commissioner of Insurance has
issued licenses to ovor 1,000 agents
Messrs. Brown & Thomas, throngl
S. J. Warren, afent for the sale ol
mineral properties, have sold foui
gold-mining tracts near Charlotte tc
W. D. Lock, trustee for Richmond cap
italists. These properties are to b
opened up at once.
State Treasurer Worth in response
to inquiry from Sheriff Wycoff, ol
Iredell eounty, rules that each game
of baseball, when admission is charged
is liable to a tax of $5 for each game
under section 15 of the new Eevenue
Insanity, the Plea.
Canton O., Special. The State
concluded its direct testimony against
Mrs. George Monday afternoon. There
was a strong intimation tha the lines
of defense will be temporary emotional
insanUy. This came when the bench
announced that testimony bearing on
the relatione between the accused and
Baxton dating back as far as the 80's
would be admitted if insanity is to be
the defense. -It was farther admissi
ble, ha Mid, on the grounds of premed
itation and also becauta tha State hai
nova iomt of thm ralatiooi.
Declared not Guilty of the Charge
of Conspiracy in the
USE OF STATE FUNDS.
Cfairs end Sables Overturned by People
in Ihcir ScrjmbIeto Congratulate Him
Re appointed Senator.
Pim.At-rLi-im, Pa., Special. Mat
thew S. Quay was Friday declared by
a jury of his peers to be not guilty ol
the charge of conspiring to use for his
own unlawful gain and profit the funds
of the State of Pennsylvania, deposited
in tho People's Dank, of this city. This
verdict was announced by the foreman
of the jury just as the hands of the
court-room timepiece pointod to 11
o'clock. There was an attempt at dem
onstration, but this was sternly sup
pressed by the court officers. Tho of
ficers were unablo, however, to keep
back those who struggled to got to
Senator Quay and congratulate him.
Chairs were upset, tables were brushed
aside and hats were smashed by the on
rushing crowd. Senator Quay, with a
broad smile on his face, responded
pleasantly to the greetings and congrat
ulations of those who crowded
around him. Although the court
officers prevented the cheering in
the court room, their jurisdic
tion did not extend to the corridor?
of the city hall, and the first group ol
men who loft the court room sent up a
mighty ahout which was taken up and
repeated by the crowds gathered just
outside the "dead-line" drawn up bv
the watchmen, which only posaessors
of tickets wero allowed to pass. As soon
as Senator Quay could get away from
those anxious to shake his hand aud
congratulate him, he made his way, ac
companied by his counsel, to the ele
vator, to descend to the street from the
sixth floor of the municipal building.
Hero the scenes of the court room were
repeated. Everybody wanted to Bay
something pleasant' to him, and crowds
gathered near the elevator shaft on
each floor to watch the car carrying
the distinguished party as it descended
to the street.
Quay Re-appointed Senator.
HAKiusBtJHG, Pa., Special. Imme
diately on receipt of tho news that Col.
Quay was acquitted of the charges
against him, Governor Stone appoint
ed him united States Senator to fill
the vacancy until tho next Legislature
meets, and notified Vice President Ho
bart as follows:
"Sir: By virtue of the power vested
in mo as executive of the Stuto of
Pennsylvania, under article 1, clause
2, section it, of tho Constitution of the
United States, 1 hereby make tempo
rary appointment cf the Hon. Matthew
Stanley Quay to be United States Sen
ator from Pennsylvania until the next
meeting of the Pennsylvania Legisla
ture, to fill tho vacancy now
in the State. Very respectfully.
"Wm. A. Stone, Governor."
Bryan's Speech at buffalo.
IUffalo, N. Y., Special. Fully
8.000 people crowded Music Hall Fri
day night to listen to Col. W. J.
Bryan. Among those in the boxes
were Mayor Conrad Diehl, Yicnr Gen
eral Connery, of the diocese oi Buffalo,
and the chief city sfficiais. Col. Bryan
was enthusiastically received. Among
those on the platform were: Frank L.
Baptist, chairman of the Democratic
central committee; Norman E. Mack
Supreme Court Justice; Robert C. Ti
tu3 and Oliver H. P. Belmont. Jus
tice Titus presided. He spoko against
territorial expansion and urged the
Democratic party to plant itself square
ly in opposition to that heresy.
No Negroes at the Table.
New York, Special. Iu the account
of the Jeflerson dinner by the Chicago
Democrats, in this city, on the night
of April 15, the statement was made
and telegraphed that colored men were
present. This, it is stated, is entirely
incorrect, and that no colored man was
seated at the dinner table.
Wreck of the Plutoo.
Santiago b Cuba, Special. The
wreck of the Spanish torpedo boat de
stroyer Pluton, which was sunk in the
great battle that resulted in. the de
struction of Admiral Cervera's squad
ron, has been discovered about three
miles west of Morro Castle, in eight
fathoms of water. It was fonnd by
divers from the l'ankton, who made a
thorough inspection, finding the hull
lying on the port side and with no in
dication of having been struck by a
heavy shell, as was originally reported.
The vessel is, however, badly stove,
and literally riddled with six-pounder
shot. Evidently the Gloucester did her
work well that day, for the Pluton is
utterly ruined, and no attempt will be
made to raise her.
A special metting of the Continental
Tobacco Company was held in New
ark, N. J., for the purpose of voting
on a proposition to increase the capital
stock $25,000,000 for the purpose of
purchasing the plant of Liggitt & My
ers, of St. Louis, and other plant?, the
name of which were witheld. Fifty
eight million of the $60,000,000 of stock
was representated and voted in favor
of the increse.
Cruisers for Samoa.
A dispatch from Shanghai to a Lon
don news agency, says the German
protected cruiser Gefion has been or
dered to proceed to Apia, Samoa, after
embarking an extra supply of ammuni
tion at Kiao Chou, China, and that an
other cruiser ia to follow her.
The Continental Tobacco Company
has secured control of 51 per cent, of
the stock of the Luhrman, Wilbern &
Co's factory at Cincinnati. It is said
$700,000 was paid for "fontroliBg interest.
RAbEIGII, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 18!!).
Each of the office-holders' contests
appears to present a dinreot poir.t.
In the AtUntia k North Carolina Rail
road caso the idea of part privata
ownership enters. Iu that of the keep
er of tho capitol the question is
whether the board of pnblio building
and grounds can grant a term of office
to its appointee, which the Uv dots
not authorize. Iu the case involving
the Buncombe County Criminal Court
clerkship the point wa made by At
torney Fraok Carter (and in a very
ubld way. too,) that all statutes must
be treated as iu pari materia. This is
tnid to ha the great point in his case;
that it is tbo Outy o: the court to con
strue an act altogether.
'The penitentiary has been in a
pretty bad muddle for somo time, but
the decision of tho Supremo Court in
favor oi Capt. Day puts it in a worse one
unless he-decides to resign and retire.
He will bo without funds to meet
the current expenses of the institntiou,
for it seetni that the 8200,000 appro
priation by the Legislature had a
fctring to it, the condition being that
Cat tain Day pull ont, but instead of
pulling out Lo has pulled in, and
that's the way the matter stands now.
Ho can't draw on that appropriation,
the Democratic members of the Board
of Directors will not recognize him.
The Whitney Reduction Co. is al
ready actively at work developing tho
old MacMackin mine, below Gold Hill,
and is down 180 feet on a vein 15 feet
wide, which is opened for a distance of
3,000 feet. The overage valne of the
ore is said to be 3.50 a ton, which can
bo treated on a largo scale at a cost of
$1.50. This company has under con
sideration the erection of a large plant,
capable of handling 150 tons a day,
and as the ore contains some 42 per
cent, of sulphur, it is proposed to
manufacture sulphurio acid aud save
all tho by-products. Tho capital is
8300,000, and it ia a close corpora
tion. Owing to the failure of the legisla
ture to make appropriation of 80,000
for the care of the crimiual insane at
tho State's prison, and it being neces
sary that the money should be ob
tained in some manner to care for
these unfortunates, the executive com
mittee of tho board of directors of the
State Hospital at Raleigh have written
State Treasurer Worth a letter for the
purpose of finding out whether or not
the money can be borrowed from that
office. Treasurer Worth has referred
the litter to the Attorney General for
his opinion and will act iu accordance
Under the new echool law counties
are authorized to hold institutes, the
expense to bo paid out of the county
school fund. Not more than S'50 can,
however, be appropriated for this pur
pose annually. . As both a white and
a cclc rcd institute is authorized, to be
held separately and apart, this will
mean only 825 to each institute. This
being wholly iadequaten, Superintend
ent Mebane will recommend that the
white institute be held one year nnd
tho colored one the next. Tho law
allows several counties to unite in theii
institute work and combine their funds,
if they care to do so.
Lewis Gillis and Henry McLean,
colored, were arrested by the police at
Port Norfolk, a suburb of Portsmouth,
Va., upon the charge of murder. Oc
February 2G last a well-to-do formei
named McBride, of Robertson county,
N. C. , was murdered at Carthage,
Moore county, N. C, by two negroes.
The killing is said to have been en
tirely unprovoked. Upon their arrival
at the county jail the prisoners con
fessed the crime. Chief Melvor, ol
Carthage, has taken the prisoners tc
Raleigh. He fears that if they art
taken to Carthago they will be lynched.
The tenth installment of claims
against tho government, growing oul
of the mobilization of volunteers last
spring and summer, has been sent out
by the State. The total is now- $2G,
044, with the expense accounts by tht
captains of the First Regiment of Vol
unteeers yet to come in, as not one ol
thede is filed.
Superintendent H. P. Frazer, of tb
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Institution, foi
the Blind, is in Raleigh making a epe
cial visit of inspection to the instituti
which is in charge of Mr. John E.
Ray. His visit is a high compliment,
as he will visit only six such lnstitii'
tions in the United States.
Mr. WT. A. Sosamon, a well knowi
traveling talesman of Charlotte, hai
snall-pox at the residence of Mr. D.
i . Dixon in that city.
A party of capitalists from Michi
gan are negotiating for the purchas
of several tracts of farming and tim
ber land near Garland,. Sampsor
county, with a view of locating there.
They will, if they succeed in making
the purchase, engage in the trucking
and lumber business..
The bonds of Wilkes county wer
held in the United States Circuit
Court at Greensboro to be valid and ii
the hands of the bona fide purchasers.
This suit attracted wide interest, and
npon its determination wiH depend th
fate of various other municipal bondi
in this State.
Raleigh has had one death Iron
While the hook and ladder company
at Greensboro were practicing with
their new truck, a ladder fell and
badly hurt Mr. Bird, a barber, and a
colored voman. The woman had a
leg broken and Mr. Bird received a cut
on the head. It is not yet known how
seriously the parties are hurt.
'Chairman Travis, of tho peniten
tiary board, says it seems that the
debts will exceed 8140,000.
Chapel Hill is to have a 8100,000
suun. j iiuiiV.. 1 1 . i voir L i Q tJQ
State Treasurer Worth has made an
important ruling in reference to the
sale of spirits by the several liquor
dispensaries established by the last
Lecislatura. in whih ho -!.
- u r . v v cutty
J "according to the plain terms of the
eci no spirits can be sold except npon
the prescription of a practicing phy
sician. Large deposits of iron are reported
to havo been discovered in the north
fork of thb Cattwba rirer, in McDow
ell county. , Northern capita; is inter
ested in developing the properly. ."
Outside capitalists propose building
a 8100,000 hotel in Charlotte. ;
ID II II.
The Commander of the Warship
Falke Said to be a Prisoner.
SURPRISED HANDING ARMS
asd Ammunition to Mataafa's Men Not
Relieved io W aibirton Daily Fifbtinf
; Continues, but Mataafa's Cause it
Seattle, Wash., Special. A Times
special from Victoria, B. C. , tay that
Ihe Bteamer .orangi. from Australia,
brings advices that tho commander of
the German man-of-war Falke, at Sa
moa, has been arrested by the British,
and is now held a prisoner on the
cruiser Porpoise. He was surprised by
a squad of British sailors handing
arms and ammunition to Mataafa's
men. The report was brought to Aus
tralia by the passengers on the steamer
After the arrest-of the Falke's com
mander, a conference was held between
Captain Sturdee-and Admiral Kautz,
and the Porpoise and Philadelphia
steamed into a position on either side
of the Falke. Orders were then sent
aboard that if she made a move of any
kind she would be blown out of the
water. No one is allowed to go aboard
or leave the German ship of war with
out permission, written and signed by
either Capt. Sturdee, of the Porpoise,
or Admiral Kautz.
Fighting continues between the
forces of Mataafa and Malietoa Tanus.
Bush fighting with slight loss is daily
occurring and business is at a stand
still. There is considerable sickness
among the seamen of tho Porpoise and
Philadelphia. Threo of tho Porpoise's
crew died from fever. Lieutenant Gar
net, of the Porpoise is among the sick.
Mataafa's cause is waning. April 4 is
the date on which the reported arrest
Not Believed in Washington.
Washington, D. C, Special. State
ment that tho commander of the Ger
man cruiser Falke had been arrested at
Apia, by the British naval commander,
was at once scouted by the officials to
whom it was referred here. Both Secre
tary Hay and Secretary Long expressed
their disbelief in the accuracy of the
report. Attention was directed to the
fact that the Navy Department had
heard from Admiral Kautz by cable
from Auckland, at a later date than
that upon which the 6teamer just ar
rived at Victoria mnst have saiied from
Apia on her long eastward vovage.
Transports Sail for Manila.
Sax Francisco, Cab, Special. The
transports Newport aud Warren sailed
for Manila, via Honolulu, Thursday.
The Newport carries light batteries F,
of the Fourth and Fifth artillery, re
spectively, and 125 marines to re
enforce Admiral Dewey's fleet, and
and some Red Cross nurses. The War
ren carries eight batteries of the Sixth
Artillery, 200 recruits and 50 men of
the hospital corp3. Both transports
are hoaviiy laden with food, provis
ions and ammunition for the army and
Evacuation of Spaniards.
Manila, P. L, Special. Spain's
evacuation of the Philippine Islands
will be practically completed by the
withdrawal of the Spanish garrison
from Zamboanga, island of Mindanao,
and from the Sula Islands, and if the
United States assumes control of Min
danao and the Sulu Islands, on the
Spaniards withdrawing, the military
authorities here must, in order to garri
son those islands, diminish the forces
of American troops, which are already
Yellow Fever in Havana.
Havana, Cuba, Special. Threo cases
of yellow fever developed Thursday.
Col. Davis isolated the houses and de
clined to allow any ingress or egress,
except in the case of the physician and
the necessary attendants, who were not
allowed to come in contact with the
public' until their clothing had been
changed and fumigated. No Americans
are among the sick.
Collapse of the Alabama State Mutual.
Anniston, Ala., Special. The Ala
bama State Mutual Assurance Com
pany, a fire insurance organization
with headquarters in this city, has
been placed in the hands of a receiver.
The company has suffered recently
from heavy fire losses. It was one of
the largest insurance companies of the
kind in the South.
Killed by a Boiler Explcsion at a Distillery.
Nonions:, Va., Special. A boiler ex
plosion occurred at a distillery occu
pied by B. F, Ren f row, near Wood
land, N." C, killing Thomas Jones,
the United States ganger, and a young
man named Charles E. Odom.
The Law Against Lynching to be Enforced.
Columbia, S. CL, Special. The SUte
Supreme Court has filed a decision
which jneans that the law against
lynching will be strictly carried ont,
especially that clause which provides
that the estate of the party lynched
shall get 82,000 from the county in
which he resided. The decision was
filed by Justice Eugene B. Gary, the
other three members of the Supreme
The Anti-Trust BiiL
Austin, Tex., Special. The special
committee appointed by the Senate to
give hearings to parties interested in
the Arkansas anti-trust bill, now pend
ing in the Texas Legislature, has re
commended that the bill be passed
without amendments, save one to pro
vide that the bill shall not become op
erative until January 1, 1900.
A Montreal dispatch says that the
Dominion government contemplates a
redaction of the cotton datiei come
time daring this year,
MUTBY f uxirs cm.L
YoSjf Girl r,;rJcrrd ii a Unt Saa-ir
M tax r.
Wuoiact. Oi, Srrcial.-TLe fiuJia?
of the bedy of Mist lVarl Knott, ia
Phot ivr, thit pUc, hit r-
TalJ the penetration of a tbo.-kicf
crime. Tie bvdy wit wisbtJ doo
ith r!owthare net an I trace chain
and a bullet hole wn diiTcvere-l L
tween the eyot. The rorodcr't jary ic
turned a verdict that tLe drcaed ciuii
to her death by a wonad ia tLc Leal
from a pittol in tho Laadt cf George
Y. Kerlin, a prominent aad wealthy
Uxxatx of thit place. It wt Irousbt
ont at the iajuot by a tuter cf the
dead pirl thit Kerlm came lo her
house on the loth cf this month, be
tween 7 and 8 o'clock in the evening,
and that her sitter wit there at the time.
Tearltold her sitter, Mra. Wilson,
that tho was goiug with George Ker
lin to marry hit son, and Mrt. Wlon
swore that Kerlin and her hitter leit
her house together in a bngyy. This
was the last eeen of the girl. One wit
ness swore that Kerlin offered him 821
to swear that he aw him on the night
of the 13th inst, about ono mile from
Kerlin's home with a sick mule. Thit
witness, J. Stubhs, asked Kerliu if
the wemau would ever be produced,
and Kerlin said: "I don't think the
will." Stnbbs told Kerlin that ho would
not Bwear that way. Kerlin is -it) yeart
old and a deacon in the Baptist church.
He has a family of eight children aud
Fights with the Insurgents.
Manila, P. I., Special. A force cf
about 200 rebels Thursday afternoon
attacked the outposts of the Washing
ton Regiment, near Taguig, south of
Tasig and Tateros. Two companies im
mediately engaged the enemy and ad
vanced in open skirmish order. The re
bels wero chocked and routed after two
hours' fighting. leaving twelve men
killed on tho field, and several
wound. The -American troops also
obtained possession of many Mauser
rifles and other weapons. Three
Americans were wouaded. At
6 o'clock Friday morning three
companies of the South Dakota
Regiment marched from Bocavo, and.
in conjunction with three companies of
tho Minnesota Regiment, from Gui
gninto, north of Bocave, encountered
a rebel forco numbering fully 500 men,
when two miles out. The enemy re
tired throe miles in fairly good order,
in spito of the fact that they sustained
heavy losses. Tho Americans, bavin?
exhausted their ammunition, were
compelled to return to their camp.
Death of Congressman BairJ.
WAsniNOTov, D. C, Special. Rev
resentative Baird, of Louisiana, die 1
at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Tl
funeral services will take placo rt
Bastrap, La., his former home, on
"Wednesday afternoon. There will 1 e
brief services in Washington Sunday
at 3 o'clock, at his late residence,
conducted by Rev. Dr. Mo
Kim. The funeral party will
leave Washington at !0:4J o'clock
over the Southern Railway. Mr.
Baird'a illness had its inception
just prior to the adjournment of the
last session of Congress, when he was
stricken with acute rheumatism. Sam
uel T. Baird was well known in north
ern Louisiana, where for 17 years ho
has been a prominent factor in the bar,
the bench and politics. He was a na
tive of that State, and was but CS years
Given to the Jury.
Charleston, S. C, Special. The
Lake City lynching case was given to
the jury in Judge Brawley's court Fri
day afternoon. Judgo Brawley, in
delivering his charge to the jury, shed
tears when referring to the horror of
the crime and the outrage of the law
and shame incurred by tho people of
Lake City. Among other things.
Judge Brawley said: "If it be
true that this postmaster was
an incompetent negro, a strang
er and a resident of another coun
ty, the community that he was
appointed to serve had grave and just
grounds for complaint and those re
sponsible for his appointment cannot
escape condemnation of fair-minded
mea .of the wrong done. But this is
not the issue in this case.
Postoffice Safe Dynamited.
Philadelphia, Pa., Special The
safe of the postoffice at Waycote, a fash
ionable suburb of this city, was blown
open with dynamite early this morn
ing. The interior of the office was
completely wrecked. A quantity of
second-class matter loose in the mail
bags was burned by the fire started
by the explosion. The thieves secured
8700 in stamps and money and
the postoffice money order blanks. A
check book between the leaves of
which were a hundred dollars in bank
notes was thrown away a mile from
the town. The burglars have not been
Pennsylvania Legislature Adjourned.
Habbisbcsq, Pa., Special. The ses
sion of the General Assembly of 1899,
adjourned at noon Thursday, after
having been in session a little over
three and a half months. The session
was one of the shortest in the State's
history, and was fraught with interest
throughout by reason of the spirited
contest for United States Senator. It
closed without the election of a suc
cessor to Matthew Stanley Quay.
Filipinos SpI L
London, Eng., Special. It hat been
learned by a representative of the As
sociated Press that a ferion rp'it has
occurred among tho membars of the
Filipino Junta, a majority cf whom ere
in fivor of direct conference with the
Secretary of State, at Washington,
Colonel John Iny, with a view to
bringing absnta peaceful eclution cf
I ITLe farm on whiclt Abraham Liner. 3
was Lorn, two inilei south of Ho J.' -eaviile,
Kv. . baa heeu tcld toDsvil
Grear, of New Ypik,
How the Arr.cricars F:i Into the
Hands cf the Insurgents.
FAVORS THE PROTECTORATE.
Gomel la MV Aa 4iaaracat-CatrRl
U Co Oprrm With ike AnraastlaM
Ike Ittaad is ri. f.,J n4 latittr c.e
strKtioa. well kiMmei.
Maxila, I I., hpecu!. Admiral
Dewey hat lee a notifiad cf the ttrtnje
ditai i-earauce of Lieut J. C, Gtltucra
aud It members cf the crew cf the
United Statet gunboat YvrkUwa. Oa
Saturday it tLo Yoiktsj Mait
eff Baler, on the tin rout of the it
laud of Luzon, and abut two hundred
miles fiwm here, whera the,-e wit a
Spanish garrison cf alout W men.
w hich bad I eea defending ili.'.f a;aiLtt
tevcral hundred Filipinos f,r laof.bt
Lieut. Gilmore. F.ntign W. II. Stand
ley and a boit'a crew were est up the
river from Baler Bey to commcbicale
with the Spaniard, the town of Baler
beisg aituated tome dittance inland.
J'ntign SUudley, who landed at the
mouth of tLe river, reports that he
heard three volley, a bugle call and
the cheers from up the river, l uttho
automatic gun, which wat a part of
th equipment cf the boat, wat net
heard firing. Standley later riddled to
tho Y'orktown in a ciuotj A learch
was mado for the Yorktown'a 1-oit au-1
her crew, but no trtre f them wit
found, and the Yorktown tailed for
lloilo, from which 1 lieo her com
mander cabled to Admiral levey bit
theories that the Filipiuot had c;.tsre 1
or sunk the boat, or that the Spumardi
had rescued tho American rar;y.
A tcouting party cf Americut Wed
nesday found a rebel i.kirrn:h hue
more than a mi'e Ion?, eal cf Malolot.
A tdiarp fusilado followed, but ne
losses were sustained.
Taws the Protectorate.
Havana, Cuba, Special. General
Maximo Gomez hat determined to an
nounce to the people cf Ctba hit tup
port of au American protectorate, until
t.ucU time as a stable, independent
government may bo founded. To tho
correspondent of the Atsociitel l'ron.
General Gomez made it known that Le
intends to take this step after con
suiting the views cf the leading men
in Lis t.dioti-. ilv i i;oati! : .-
operate with the Amm a..u-.i.! the is
land is pacified, and the rural police or
ganized, the Cuban tcLLry at work,
and insular reconstruction fr ad
vanced. Nc dt'iite p-riod for ! oc
cupation by tho American a will ba
mentioned, but the minifetto will
favor a cessation of the aitatiort for
the immediate withdrawal cf the United
States troopj. Tho declaration will be
so worded as to retain tho support of
those who desire independence, yet
will illustrate the necessity of Ameri
Ready I or td.OOO People.
Cnr.LESTON, S. (X, Sj-ecial. Tho
committee on information has prep red
an official statement as to the accom
modations that can be furnished dar
ing tho Confederate reunion which
takes placo in Charlctton May tho !,
10, 11, 12, and i:t. Tho statement
shows that the committee is prepared
to furnish board and lodging for 4),
tOi visitors at very reasonable rates.
. Na Senator Llected.
HARnisnrno, Pa., Special. The
great battle for United Statet Senator
ended Wednesday without an election,
and unless Governor Stone calls an ex
tra session at which there tbonld bo an
election, Pennsylvania will havo only
one repretentativo in the United States
Senate during the next two yearn.
Miles' Charges fall Dowa.
Washington, D. C, Special. Tho
army court of inquiry has begun tLo
framing of its report. While a few
minor matters remain for examination
they are not inch as to affect the main
issues. It is regarded as certain that
the court will Cod that General Miles'
charges that embalmed, or chemically
prepared beef, was sent to the army,
have not been sustained.
The Government Sued.
Washington, D. C, SpeciaL Tho
Atlantic Contracting Company L.a
instituted suits in the Court cf Claims
against the United States to recover
balance in exceot of 8259,003, c'riined
to be dne to it for work dono ia the xm
rrovemeat of Savannah harbor and
Cumberland Sound, in Georgia and
400 People kUied.
At Vancouver. B. C., advices have
been received of a terrible hurricano
off the coast of Australia last month.
Over four Lnnlred lersons were
A Memorial From Porto Pica.
Washnoton, D. C, Special Dr.
J. Hnlio Henna and Mr. Zeno Gnadia
presented to the Pi esideat a memorial
drawn up by them as commitiionert of
the people of Porto llicj, aaklng that
excluiivo military control over the is
land bo withdrawn, and that tnaltera
relating to the various brioches cf the
civil government of tho island bo turn
ed over to tbo control cf the Depart
ments in Washington having jurisdic
tion over similar matters in tho United
Democrats Carry New Hatea.
New Haven, Conn., Sjecial At
the city election hero Taetday, Corne
lius T. Driscoll, tho Democratic can
didate for mayor, defeated Frederick
B. Farntwortb, Republican, the present
incumbent, by upwards of 2,003 plural
ity. It it probable that tho entire
Democratic ticket was elected. Tho
veto was a large one
Tho information at tho War Derail
ment ia thtt all tha State voluatoen
who went to Cuba ai no away from
tbo U land.
Throughout the couhtry.
Tie rr.t lUU.k, a o 4
v ,- 1 c 14 i tte frt ml
,iir:.t.a. H '... Uf resat tMt
As a ra;t f a mtl tfil.a Oaxke.
Tt . wit 1 .: H4 lUrtft
iiUuuit s'sruttflrilim lk
lt'. u tho sic f aa 14 laataoM
Aa artae.r Last. tttk Im1
u-i.tiLf tko.t of tiaia Ue Alt
t'stua river t cor a ci tao!o aa
fa. Sttaa. It i. -:.e4 Ue tk
t aid ct J19.0ui..uuk
CLna- is to t tbo roatre 4 a rroot
nivl" l raaiiatieat tap4ol !
rrtuaa-A ater.caaa. e aaUcu
t c to aa 1 Ins that Woud ttf sUtl
tn s hir UltNi tho t'oitet hUUo
aad a foreign por.
Tho my coqqc.1 f Pttaaoaa ait
slot ted relat.c to tt effect tkat
tLo Sivmaab sairaatioe .3se4 lo
iu tk.K.oal pot .r&bisat f a tetta of
:w tears, itk tt,o rptia U tbo tif
A Suitja cf retfiiac Ho groat me
tuato tLo teaore f eeatrot by too .a
tiuca! ctTer&bie&t portaaaoat a! tor two
Artrc'tBO&ta Lav jnst keoa cooa
Ud 10 !'itul.arf. IV. for IU o
'liditioa cf tho hoop iron aad cotton
lis lolrrs-stt of lb country. The in
ia! sto-k .f tLo Lew roupaay will Ue
1 he litttinc tcbHar Ultra, of fteo
er'.v, cf i'tit. lloitios, b tenanted
frw llytntiis. Mii. for ntfciBf
irroiiDd. strnrk ca Bote oad ttt
hra!s. d at in ? tLo oicht. aad all of tho
rr.w cf 14 men wero lost.
It : announce I ia New Y k that
Makr tbouia II. lud Lot area ft 4
the oflrr to li-u.e a tniuitr uf lb
law ihui -f Siuipoa, 1'Litchor -Barman.
1 -j tint c.tv. It it uuJr stood
that Mr. Kee l will ttgn In. ooat la
Congress and muoi to Now York.
Ilecry .!;hnn. a cr farmer livieg
revcii mile frjui Cctry, I'a.. wat vis
itd bv U into I ac 00 1 foarfolly atal
treated. His clothes wero ttrippod
ffotj liirn asd bis Lauds to. o n
fattened to . tree atid.beata by ooca
f tho Whi'o t'in. la lura. natil Lit
skm l.aa- ia shreds. )U was beaten
tiutil be wat inteniiLIe.
Gen. A. S. Kimball, depot q a 11 tor
master cf tLo United States army la
New Ycrk t'Uv, Las seat to Lyiaaa Us
'ary, aski.unt geoeral aeacor
aent tf tho Baltimore 1 Ohio Ilailroad
m New Y01L, a letter cf tbaolt for tht
promt t inovriuaot of troop! that wort
tirlctrd ..ver tho Biltituore Jc Ohio
Railroad darmr tho at year. Heeart
Ihfct t.iaiiy cf llee movements wore
tna la on sit'-rt notice onJ Lie doart
Bient Lnd too firiientty to rely npon
iurufScicbt and sometimes iaaornrato
data. Ho realized tUat coder each eir
cutii tftTire the company wat placed ia
an rinheiiatiri pomtion and ttieei-tra-rd.tiarr
effort! mado by tbo lino to
five satisfaction ia every reipect mor
itou and rxveivHl bit fatiost approve
T!i& i'rrsident 1.- a; t otaiod Low
rentj '! rnd, vf Peoesflvanisv,
to t.ircet Mr. IWW'.aj S tor or. aa
I nitod htatea minister to ltroaaelt,
J-crretary AJ-er ia costidoriac the
matter cf brinjisx troop from Honta
rrn c amps to Camp Meade, which baa
been put io excellent condition for tbo
reception of volunteers. It i expected
that aix regiruentt tn all will bo ooat
Senator f'albrlnon. of Texas, had
an interview w.th Secretary Alger, at
the War Deportment Tneedar, with
new to tLo re establishment of the toll
itav Det artment cf Texas, formerly
iiic:ud.-d within tbo geographical
Uundariea cf that Stat.
Io tho session of tho Mazot lavettl
patintj commute Monday, Kicbord
Croktr wat a?in tho principal object
cf Mr. Mota' examiaatioo, and tbo
most important development wat tbo
probability that tho Tammany chief tarn
and John V. Carroll will I tbo e ob
ject cf conteinf t proceedings before
the State Ixgislatare shall adjourn.
A conference held at tbo While
Hon, between tbo f'reaideot. Hoero-taryA't'-r.
Secretary Loo aad Adjn
tiiit Genera! t'orbm. resulted in tbo
confirmation of tho original decision of
tho administration to refrain, at pro
ent, from availing it!f of tbo authori
sation conferred hj Conrree to orran
izo a vnlanteer rtny of JJ3.CWO acldiora.
io addition to tin protent regular
Tho Secret try of War hat in nod or
der for tho reorganization of tho mili
tary department in Coba, in aeeordaooo
with tbo changed condition! retaltina;
from tho demobilization of tho volun
teer troop on that islaad.
There Live been forty-nine deatbe In
Washington from cerebro-aniaal men
inzetn aince tho firtt diy of Fobruarr.
In ether word a. mora deaths ham oe
t erred from t hit diseato ia ton wooko
than in tho two entire year t of 1997 and
1U1H. Tbo total for tho two year! wai
The naval orden pootod Watibianf
ton Saturday announce tbo promo
tion lo tho rnnk of roar admiral of
Sampson, Lley and Parqabar. tbo
latter tLo commandant of tbo Norfolk
navyytrd. Tbia ia under tbo opera
tion of the personnel act and haa so
reference to tho war aorvieo.
At tho War Dei artment it It tlaUd
t?afr tbo report cf General Lawtos
from his expedition doet not indieato
tbo failure of bia campaign. Lnt thai it
is evident tbat bo bat accom pita bod all
that be attempted the capture of tbo
con-boats and tbo driving of thorobola
cut cf Santa Craz.
A Madrid die patch aayi tbo Tribune
cf Honor Lat expelled from tbo nxmr
Col Zamore. who participated ia the
A rrty cf Unitod Ktatoe Bonniorn.
including henabrri Gny, of Delaware:
Bacon, oi Georgia; Gal linger, of Now
Ilimpshire; If anbrourb. of Xonb Da
kola; Clark, of Wyoming; Hoitfolt. of
Idaho, and Tnrner, of Waahingtoft,
and Hon. Robert Is. Gordon, Con
cresfinaa from tbo Fourth Ohio dis
trict nnd Bernard W. Loyton. asaiataal
aergeant-aVarmi of tbo United Mia too
Senate, will make aa attended Aloakna
trip thit mmner, to tbo Klondiko ro-
Prof. Young, cf Princeton, has
st tied tbat aa expedition will bo ooat
from Princeton ia 1900 to North Core
Ima to make observations on tbo san'i
total celiioo. -
Six gold mines and two copper t&iaef
hive been discovered im tbo Holgnia
district, near Santiago. They aroolJ
Indian workiega.aad are believed to bo
very rich. .
Alajindero Ro4rinex bat been ar
related chief cf police cf Havana. 14
sncrced Mario Menocil, who resigned.
lUtalrif net holds lbs rank of majol
general ia the Cuban army, aad li
thief of staif to Qtasral Goats.