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PROGRESS OF 1HE CUBAN III
RIVERA A PRISONER.
Gen. Vaceo's Successor Captured
Gen, Hernandez Velasso, continuing his
operation In the biits of l'lnur del l'.lo with
the columns of troops under his commsndi
nil engaged Sunday morning at Cabazedas
the liio Hocdo district with an Insurgent I
force of about 100 men under (lea. itufz !
Itlvera. '1 &e insurgents were dispersed aud
the position they occupied wu captured
after aa hour's hard lighting. The troops
captured number of prisoners. Including
Maj. lien, Bmr. Bivera, hi9 chief of staff. Col.
Bacallao. and his adjutant, Lieut. Terry,
(ien. llivcra and Lieut. Terry were both
wounded, (leu. l'ivera succeeded (ten An
tonio Macro Id commund of the insurgent
forces in 1'inar del Itio, and lie In considered
in military importance next to (ien. Maximo
The insurgents left ten men killed and the
troop, pursuing the enemy, captured a
quantity of arms, ammunition, dynamite
eitp, etc. The troops had one man killed,
Lieu'. Wnlgesrnilen. and 24 soldiers wonded.
Gn. Blvera and t'cL lla slluo were brought
In prisoners at San Cristobal, province of
l'lnar del Itio. Lieut. Terry died while on
his way to Sun f rietolul. lie was wounded
by the explosion of a Spanish shell during
the engagement at tinbazedas.
STARVATION AND PLAGUE.
Cubtn Refugees Seek Food-Smallpox Rav
aging a Province.
Two thousand rt fugees from tho stricken
districts of the Province of Matanzas recent
ly called ut the headquarters of the govern
ment in the town of Matanzas and demanded
permission to gor.it Into the country for the
purpose of obtaining food.
It Is rt'por:cd that the insurgents recently
captured Jiguunl, on the road from Ituyamo
to Santiago de Cuba, also Santa Bita, lo
cated on the road to llolguiu.
Small;. oi is ravaging liahia Honda, Hun
dreds ol persons arc dying. The refugees
nre said to he In a pituhle slat. Tho situa
tion can only be compared to that reported
Advices have teen received stating that
the Insurgent! recently burned the town of
nainiiiiiuci. iu ine iwv 01 nauia i.iiirn.
The church edifice was destroyed by lire and
the contents tossed into the street ami j
burned. According to other advices tho In
surgents succeeded In setting lire to that
portion ol (iuano village, in the province of
l'lnar del liio. rebuilt since the former de-I
struetion of the town during a ruid of the
All ol the tobacco fields in the San .limn
Martinez district, in the province of 1'inar
del Wo, have bwn destroyed during recent
Cuban nttacks. The insurgents have fired
on the towns of Arroyon I'ollo nun Cnla
bazar. In the province! Havana. Cnlabnzar J
was burned, and the splendid home owned i
by Sebastian Miistrc, the former Insurgent
leader, was dvttroyeu oy the names.
A Spanish Denial.
Captain Ahumada, who is Acting Captain
General d . ring the ansonee from Havana of
General Weyier, authorized the eorrepou
dent of the Associated Press to deny the re
port published iu tlie I'nited States that the
Insurgents under t'ullxto (larcia have cup
tured the town of Holguin. Province of Snnta
Clara, Cuba. He adds that a steamer which
has just arrived hero from tho port of Hol
guin. reports thnt no uws of an Attack up
on Holguin bad been received up to the time
of her sailing, pa news of such an affair is
oontained in the newspapers, and the cor
respondence from Hulguiuw uuiUvdate f
the nik'ht of March 'It, makes no mention of
(ieneral Marion, the commander of a bri
gade of troops in the llolguiu district, hns
also arrived at Havana and denies that any
attack has been made upon the town.
KEW W0NDERB OF ELECTRICITY. !
Prof. Trowbridge, of Harvard, Announces j
Prof. John Trowbridge, of Harvard, hns j
made tome very important electrical dUcov- '
The most Important of the professor's dis
coveries is the amount of energy neceessnry i
produce an X ray photograph. He has also j
ilmn.tn.it fntt.,1 lh fnit flint lltitli.p Cfrtiiin
vi..-,.,im ii . t-nnil nnitiietnr .if
electricity, although tho. osito of this Is i
the opinion held through the scientific world.
Incidentally he has louud that a discharge
l ll..l.t..in., ... lla I. .in .!.,. w.l n...,..t..
any more resistance man a uiscuarge oniy a
foot in length.
The full Lower i.f n l.ntterv of 'JO 000 vnlta
mar be used in chari'lni a case ol till rt v- I
Leynenjars. Jneubytne use ottlieiippa
rat in ho invented, which may bo called an
electrical accumulator, the total energy of
the discharge of all the jars is obtained, and
this total produces a spark with un energy of
I have made it possible," Mr. Trowbridge
said, "To compute energy In the term of
horse power. The amount of energy re
quired to produce tho X rays is 1,000,000
horse power, acting in one ten-mllllonth of a
second. This Is a computation which could
never before be made. Hitherto tbe voltage
required to produce the rays has been great
ly underestimated. I have proved tbe
mount necessary to start the rays to be at
least 100.000 volts. The tremendous power
of the X rays shows us bow they can go
through brick walls and penetrate llesh."
B. 0, Branching Out
A deal is being arranged between the Bal
timore A Ohio and the Seaboard railroads
by which the Seaboard will enter New York
over the Baltimore A Ohio tracks. The Bnl
tlinore A Ohio is back of the building of the
short linn from llichmond to Itldgway, which
will reduce the distance between lUlelgh
and Kichmoud 40 miles. I nder this ar
rangement the two railroads will jointly use
this short line. The llaltimorn A Ohio will
purchase the Palmetto Itallroad, from Ham
let to Oberau, and from the latter place will
build to t olumbia or Augusta. It may use
tbe Seaboards tracks into Atlanta. Dot li
tbe Baltimore A Ohio and tbe Seaboard will
be able to run solid trains between New
York and points in the far south vis Halelgh.
The factory of the ltubber trust at Bristol,
B. I., was cloud, affecting 1,400 employes.
The locomo'ive works at Dunkirk, N. Y ,
has resumed full time. Several hundred ad
ditional u-i n were placed to work.
t'arlin. Wheeler, a graduate of West Folnt,
aud a son of John Wheeler, a wealthy citiz
en of Lima, O., was found dead In his room
at the Vestibule lodging house, Chicago.
The president signed the joint resolution
directing the secretary of war to purchase
teuts lor tbe Mississippi flood sufferers.
On Monmouth Beach the schooner Kmlly
E. Johnson, from llulltmnre for Cambridge,
with a cargo of oyster shells, went ashore
and was lost during a fog, the crew being
In Hancock county, Tenn., Martha Bull
shot and killed her paramour, Thomas Mc
Crea, end then shot herself. The Bull
woinau 80 years ugo was a leader of society
in Camden, Va.
Lara Anderson, of Ohio, secretary of lha
United States embassy at Home wants to re
sign that he may marry Miss Perkins, s rich
Boston woman, alter Easter, but the admin
. Istrstlnn wantq Ulmjojemalnj while.
LEVEES GIVING WAY.
Flood Conditio! Grow Wort ia the Mis
sinippl Yalley. ,
A dispatch from Grenvillc. Miss., says:
A crevasse occurred Sunday night at Lake
Lee, seven miles south of Greenville, through
which an Immense body of water Is pouring
into the Black and then Steele Bayou coun
try. The opening 1 600 feet wide, and un
less it can be stopped, which Is highly im
probable, all of thai country West of Deer
( reek and the most fertile and prosperous
in the Delta will be overflowed, from Areola
",h. to ,n.moJf!h ' the Vawjo rtver.
Uuincy, III. The Mississippi keeps up its
record of the past week at this point, and
another rise is registered, making the stage
15 feet above low water mark. Thousands
sightseers line the river banks and bluffs to
see the muddy water which has submerged
all of the islands and stretched back over
the Mississippi bottoms for a distance of sev
eral miles, with only the tops of treea and
partly submerged houses visible here aad
there to mark the former places of abode of
the thrifty farmer.
A large force of men are working heroic
ally to strengthen the weak placet in the
levees and thereby save their homes and
crops, but it is now believed that their task
is a hopeless one, as old rlvennen say that
the river will go beyond the mark oi 1888.
lleporta from north of here are very dis
couraging, and the rainstorm which prevail
ed Sunduy only increased tbe fears of the
owners of land in the levee district.
There has been no danger to yulncy from
the Hoods, but the families on the islands
and in the Missouri bottoms have been driven
out. The water is now stationary and the
levee north o! the city will be saved it no
further rise occurs. Qulncy itself could
stand ten feet more without Injury.
A GREAT CHARITY SCHEME.
The Hinch Million! to Bo Put to Good TJie
Among Hew York Poor.
It Is reported that Baroness Ilirseh Is about
to expend 1 1,500,000 in charity in New York.
Oscar Straus, ex-minister to Turkey and
trustee of the liarou Hirsch fund, which ex
pends here for charitable and educational
purposes the Income from 2.400,000 annu
ally, says that Ilaroness Hirsch has appropri
ated a sum sufficient to buy laud anil put up
a completo building for tbe Duron llirsen
trade school, already established. She has
further appropriated fl, 000,(100 for the build
lug of modern houses for the poor iu the
tenement district or whatever tbe trustees of
the fund may determine. in addition she
a working girl s home on plans
similar to those of other homes the has had
built in cities abroad.
Tne baroness has authorized the Educa
tional alllnucn, whose work is chiefly among
thellussian Hebrews, to pay off nt'her ex
pense the t 100,000 mortgage on its property
A PECULIAR MEASURE.
A Bill to Employ Tramps at the Expense of
Senator Ounv Introduced bv reoiiest of
MrB. AtUnig ,),, Mill ()f rllilll,u.t,nl!,
n very singular mil. II provi.lcs mat "wlien
largo numbers ol citizens are ubruntlv
thrown out of employment during either
peace or war, and lire deprived ol the usual
means uf subsistence, the President shall bo
empowered to recruit or conscript them, to
gether with all so-called tramps or idlers,
into the service of the government, in like
manner and on like terms as the Infantry of
the army, nnd for successive periods of not
less thuu six months or more than three
yeurs at a time. These recruits or conscripts
are to be employed by the Secretary of War.
unless Congress shall , otherwise specify, in
the construction of light houses, forts, post
offices, post roads, bridges, railways, canals,
telegraphs, telephones or other p'.rmnuent
publio works for national purposes."
LEGISLATION IN CANADA. .
A New Tariff and the Question of Pro
hibition. Lord Aberdeen, the Governor General,
opened the Dominion Parliament with a
speech from the throne. He said that a
tariff bill Would le submitted providing for
the necessary revenue, and which, having
due regard to industrial interests, will make
the lib. ill system more satisfactory to tho
people. He milled that n measure enabling
the electors to vote on the operation ol pro
hibition ol liquor wiil be laid before, i'nrllu
went. The lotniiiioii Government has definitely
decided to push th work of deepening the St.
Lawrence canals to a uniform depth of 14
feet, the work to be completed ill two years.
P' rM visit of Captain MeDougall, of
Duluth, president of the American Steel
llargc Company, to Ottawa, is reported to
have been iu connection with this question.
THE BUBONIC PLAGUE.
Russia Taking Aotivt Measures to Prevent
The Cusaian government, according to
I'nited States Consul-General Karel at St
Petersburg, is acting with vigor to prevent
the spread o! the dreaded bubonic -pleagux
into Lussiiu A sanitary commission has
been created with 100,000 roubles to draw
The number o! deaths in Bombay !rom the
plague for the week ending March 19 was
1,230. At Kuarachee, the principal seaport
town of Hlnde, the number of deaths for tho
same period wits 20 The plague is now
(Irmly established at Hyderabad and at Suk
kur. It was carried into both towns by
MINERS APPE1L TO THE PUBLIC.
National Ccmmmittee Isiues a Circular
The National Executive committee of the
I'nited Mlue Workers issued an appeal to the
publio for sympathy and financial aid. Tbe
circular describes the miners as being reduc
ed to miserable poverty, and quotes a Pitts
burg paper to the effect thnt miners' child
ren are seen driving dogs away from garb
age aud eating it themselves, In the mining
regions there. Tho committee, by name,
blames the New York and Cleveland Coal
Company and Its president and directors,
whose names are are also given for bringing
about the demoralizing condition of the coal
mining business. The miners announce
that they are determined to end this state of
allalrs at ouce, and to that end solicit aid.
The circular la Indorsed by President Samuel
Yiotimi of a Morocco Bsttls.
A body of Insurgent tribesmen in Soos, the
southernmost province of Morocco, has
(alien and cut to pieces the punitive expedi
tion recently sent there by tbesultau of Mo
rocco to quell a rebellion. The sultan's
troops were takuu in ambush. A fresh force
sent out has In turn defeated tbe rebels.
Eighty heads have been sent to the sultan as
a ghastly proof of the victory of his troops.
These, with forty-three others, are now ex
posed at the gates of Morocco. Tbe 41 are
the heads of a baud of trlbemen who hna at
locked the cultan's forces while encamped
near tho city of Morocco.
Appointed to Paris.
Tho Treslileut sent to the Senate the nomi
nation of Edgar Thomson Scott, of I'eun
svlvauin, to bo second secretary of th em
bassy at Purls. Mr. Scott is a son of the late
CoL Thomas A. Scott. He is about 85 years
of age and a resident of Philadelphia. He
was appointed at the request of Gen. Horace
Porter, the .new ambassador to Franco, and
nf muntf of lis father's former associates In
themauogt it of the Pennsylvania, rail-
LATEST BB 1H mWM
FOSTER WANTS HAWAII.
Tht Ex-Secretary of But Ipoaks ia raw
Hon. John W. Foster, formerly secretary
of State lectured in Washington, D. C. on
the subject of "Hawaii." Mr. Foster was
premier during the latter portion of Presl
dont Harrison's administration when the
treaty of annexation of tbe Hawaiian islands
was sent to the senate, and the expectation
that be would have something to say on that
feature of his subject attracted a large audi
ence Including the representatives of the
Hawaiian government now in Washington.
The ex-Secretary came out in emphatic terms
in favor of annexation of tbe islands. He
said In tbe present government there is as
fully a de facto and dejure government as its
predecessor, that we have a strong equitable
claim to the islands; that the I'nited States
has, by means of tbe reciprocity treaty,
brought life and prosperity to the islands,
enabled its mervhauts and planters to grow
rich at our expense. He asserted that tbe
Americans of Hawaii are loyal and patriotic
sons of the fatherland, and declared It would
be a cruel aud undeserved fate to abandon
tbem to the rule of some foreign power. He
said that annexation presented no polltcal or
administrative difficulties and the objection
advanced that there is no authority iu the
Constitution to aunex territory not contig
uous did not seem to have had any weight
with the executive or with congress when
Alaska was admitted, nor will it, he added
with enlightened statesmen to-day. The
speaker did tot regard tbe suggestion of a
protectorate as practicable, as lie bclit-vcd it
would bring no end of complications with
foreign powers and in domestic affair. We
must either nnnex the islands, he said, or
leave them free to make such other alliance
as they may vhooso or as destiny may deter
How tho Funds for Carrying On tho War
As the Cuban patriots have never obtained
very much pecuulary assistance from this
country or from any other, many people
have wondered in wbnt way they meet the
expenses that are Incurred Iu the revolution
ary war. It is by lawful taxation that they
procure such means as are necessary. Their
Government holds possession of the greater
part of tho territory of the country, and, like
auy other Government, it imposes taxes for
civil and military purposes. There are as
sessors and collectors In the service of Its
Treasury, who perform their duties in the
ordinary manner. Heavy lines nlso are fre
quently imposed upon those among tho In
habitants who violntu such rules as are
established In the various provinces by the
General-in-Chief, under the authority of the
repiiDllc. it Is likewise to be born In mind
that a little money goes a long way in this
case. The patriot army is not an expensive
one: it flghti without pay, aud most of iu
wants are freely provided for by the people
of the districts iu wlndi the detachments of
it are employed. Money is needed by the
revolution mainly for the purchase of arms
nnd military supplies.
Tho Cubans have a government of their
own, which administers public all airs, enacts
and enforces laws, and takes charge of the
revolutionary llnauees. The civil officers of
the Government are men of ability, no less
faithful iu the performance of their duty than
tbe military officers.
MUCH DANGER YET.
United States Weather Clerk Moors Talks
of tho Mississippi Flood.
Willis L. Moore, chief of tho weather bu
reau, issued the following special bulletin
Sunday : The crest of tho flood wave is
still at Cairo, which shows a stationary
gauge rending of ,'l.ti feet for the past four
days. There is great danger yet to come
from the Hood in the region from Helena,
southward to New Orleanss. The river will
continue to rise for at least ten days in the
region from Helena southward to Vickshurg,
and to rise during a longer period from
Vlcksburg southward. If no break occurs
before, levees will lie subject to the greatest
strain about April 10, iu southeast Arkansas,
western Mississippi and I.oulslanu. Should
the levees break the result will be ono of tho
tuost disastrous tbods ever known.
Weather conditions now indicate addi
tional heavy rainfall iu the middle and lower
Mississippi valleys, which will materially
Intensify the Hood conditions. Those living
in districts overflowed lu former yours
should be on tbe safe side and transfer stock
and movable property to places of known
sulety while there is yet time.
CURRENCY AND BONDS.
Congremnan Walker's Plans for Reform
in tho Finances.
Mr. Walker, of Massachusetts, Introduced
in the House on Saturday a bill to permit
National banks to issue circulation up to the
amount of tueir unimpaired capital without
depositing bonds, the cash reserve to be in
specie and at least one-half in gold, nil specie
to be paid on demand under penalty of 24
per cent Interest. Another bill offered by
Mr. Walker provides for the Issue of t750,
000.000 of bonds under the act of January It),
1H76, running from two to ten years, and
drawing 2Kj per cent. Interest. The proceeds
are to be used in redeeming and canceling
out-standing United States legal tender
notes, Treasury notes and silver certificates.
The bill further authorizes the sale of silver
bullion and silver dollars in the Treasury at
tho market value, whenever such silver dol
lars cannot be kept In calculation as money.
Tho proceeds of the sale of silver shall re
duce tho issue of bonds to that extent.
WE GET THE MANUSCRIPT.
Valuable Early History of the Pilgrim
The petition presented by United States
Ambassador Bayard, on behalf of tho presi
dent and citizens of the United States, ask
ing for the custody of the manuscript In the
library of Eulbam palace containing the
early history of the Pilgrim fathers and their
voyage to America in the Mayllower, was
heard in the ecclesiastical court of SL Paul's,
the chancellor of tbe diocese of London pre
siding. At the conclusion of the hearing tbe court
ordered the delivery of tbe book containing
tbe manuscript to Mr. Bayard as tbe repre
sentative of the United States upon the con
ditlon that the persons desiring certillcntes
therefrom mny have tbem at a reasonable
cost and also that certilled copies of the
nianuieript shall bo deposited iu the library
of the bishop of London.
NOTES OF POLITICS.
The secretary of the Interior has appointed
as agents tor tho prosecution of claims be
foro that department James Allen, Wheel
ing, V. Va.; Gilbert F. Axline, Zanesvllle,
Tbe board of directors of the maritime ex
change at Philadelphia passed a resolution
asking President McKluley to retain Eugene
T. Chamberlain as commissioner of naviga
tion. Theodore F. Swaze, of New Jersey, has
been appointed chief clerk of the treasury
department at Washington. Mr. Swaze bad
beid toe same o flics under President Ar
thur. .. ... .. .
NO COERCION BY BRITISH.
Thej VU1 Net lead Any Warship to
The changs in the policy ot Great Britain
has assumed definite shape. Tba recent acts
by the Turks show that the Christians ia
Armenia are in danger ot extermination.
Consequently, it is seml-ofBclally stated that
the British admiral in Cretan waters has been
notified not to send any warships to take
part in tne proposed blockade ot the porta ol
oreeoe. At tne same tlme.nowever.la order.
apparently, to avoid an open rupture with
the powers.Ureat Britain will acquiesce in tbe
blockade of tbe Greek ports.
According to the reports in" diplomatic
circles, the powers have already been noti
fied of the withdrawal ot Great Britain. Tbe
sultan's advisers point to tbe fact that Great
Britain does not constitute the whole ot
Europe, and that so long as tbe sultan has
tbe support of Uussia, France, Germany and
Austria he has nothing to fear from Great
Britain. It is whispered that France will in
all probability follow the example of Great
Britain. France could readily take this step
without disturbing to any appreciable degree
her accord with Kussia.
It is stated that Great Britain has inti
mated to tbe powers that If Greece is block
aded steps should also be taken to blockade
the principal Turkish ports. This move of
Great Brituln may bring about an abandon
ment of coercive measures.
Li the meanwhile Great Britain has defi
nitely proposed to the powers that steps be
takeu to induce both T urkey and Greece to
withdraw their forces half a mile from the
Greece previously made a similar proposal
to the Turkish government, but the ports
consulted with tbe ambassadors of Itusia
and Germany, wl!h tho result that the
represe ntatives of these powers advised the
Turkish government to decline the offer.
The Austrian cruiser Satellite has arrived
lu Slid a bay, having in custody a Greek
steamer with t0 volunteers on board aud a
Greek vessel laden with ammunition. In
tended for tho Cro'.un Insurgents, These
vessels were enptured whjle they were at
tempting to run the blockade.
OPINIONS OF THE MINORITY.
The Decision Applies the Anti-Trnit Law to
All Labor Organisations.
Tbe opinion of Justices White, Shfras,
Field and Gray, dissenting from the d -'slou
of the Supreme court In the trans-Missouri
Freight association case, argues that as It is
conceded that the association contract does
not unreasonably restrain trade and is valid
under the general law, being only prohibited
by the anti-trust law, the decision is that the
act of Congress is a departure from the gen
eral principles of law and destroys the right
of individuals or corporations to enter luto.
very many reasonable contracts. This is
tantamount to the assertion that the net of
Congress is unreasonable.
Tbe question then is whether tbe act Is to
bo Interpreted as to give It a reasonable
meaning.or is it to be construed as being un
reasonable and as violative of the elementary
principles of justice. Tho conclusion is
reached that to dellne tho words "iu restraint
of trade" as embracing every contract which
iu any degree produced that effect would In
clude" all those contracts which are the very
essence ot trade, and would be equivalent to
saying that there should be no trade, and
therefore nothing to restrain.
The opinion also disciissen the effect of the
decision upon labor organizations, saying:
"Tho Interpretation of tbe statute, therefore,
which holds that reasonable agreements are
within its purview, makes it embrace every
ficaccuhle organization of tba laborer to
lenetlt his condition, either by obtaining on
increase of svages or by diminishing tbe
hours of iubor. It follows that tbo coustrac-
tion which reads the rule of reason out
statute embraces within its inbibitloi
contract or combination bv which wot
men seek to peuceutily better their com!
OHIO COAL FIELD BOLD.
A London Syndicate Buys Out 13 C
I'npers have been signed and di
transferring the entlrn Jackson couu
field to the "Kruger Syndicate of London,
Limited," In consideration of (4,000,000.
The following companies are in the consoli
dation and transfer: Superior Coal Com
pany, the S elision Coal Company, the
l'luhiirt Conl and Mining Company, tbe
Milton Coal Company, the Eliza Coal Com
pany, tho Tom Curwiu Coal Company, the
Alum Coal Company, tho Tom Corwiu
.Mining Company, the Comet Coal Coin puny,
tho Jones Coal Compauy, tho Emma Coal
Company, the Chapman Coal Company,
GiMliue A Barbour, the Jackson Hill Coal
Company, Jones A Morgan, Standard Coal
Company, Northern Coal Company, Buckeye
Coal Company and Central Coal Company.
T he agent in the deal who negotiated for
the Kruger Company Is Charles Flsk Beach
ot London, formerly of New York.
EXPLOSION IN A POWDER MILL
Throe Men Killed and Five Baildings
Ruined at Gibbstown, N. J.
An explosion occurred at the works of tbe
Du pout chemical company ou the banks of
the Delaware river at Gibbstown, N. J., and
James Hamilton, Cburles Wright and J. E.
Stiles were killed. A gang ot workmen In
clearing away the wreckage were able to find
only fragments ot the remains of the men.
Ten other employes wore slightly injured.
ine explosion occurred in the separating
building, aud that structure, with four other
buildings surrounding it, was blown to
splinters. The destroyed factory was de
voted to tne munuructure ot dynamite and
powder. The shock ot the explosion was
plainly felt at points 26 miles away.
This is the second time wltblu 11 years that
an explosion bus occurred at these works.
Ou March 24, 1884, an explosion killed six
Largest Sinos the War.
Major General Grenville M. Dodge, grand
marshal ot tbe Grant monument inaugural
parade, saya that tbe showing to be made by
tbe United States Infantry, cavalry and ar
tillery on April 27, will be the largest ever
aeon this country, with the exception ot the
parade in Washington at tbe close ot the
war, Tbe North Atlantic squadron will re
turn to New York harbor for the spring ren
dezvous on April 80, and the marines and
blue jackets will come ashore on the morning
ot April 27 and participate In the parade.
The squadron will anchor in the Hudson
river, opposite Grant's tomb, and lire a
At Allensvllle, Ky., Marshall Bussell.Marle
ftnoden and Maggie Short were drowned
in a pond by the capBl.lug of a pleasure
At the Tennessee Centennial Illinois will
reproduce on a scale one-sixth the original
size the administration buildiug ot the Co
At Clayton, N. M., two Chluamen have
been found murdered in their laundry. Bob
bery was the motive, as tbe Celestials were
known to be wealthy.
The Evansvllle A Richmond railroad was
sold In Washington, Iud., to tbe Farmers
Loan and Trust Company for (1,413,712 80,
It was foreclosure sale.
The general traffic managers ot the Grand
Trunk think it will take but little time and
consideration to procure tbe same results as
under the joint trafllo arrangement. ,
After searching thirty-five years tor bis
father who eloped from the Boone county,
(11L), homestead, John L Collier got on tne
track and arrived in San Diego, CaL, Just
, three week after his father died.
'RAVAGES OF THE PLAGUES.
Progress t Disease ia Cuba, India, Turkey
nder data of March 20 Sanitary Inspector
Burgess, of the marine hospital service at
Havana, reports that smallpox continues ia
Active epldemlcity. tbe number ot deaths
from it la the past week being a little more
than In the previous one. A number of
deaths from yellow fever occurred In the
military hospitals among Spanish soldiers
and one civilian died of it in tbe city, near
the cathedral Intestinal disease are quite
nommon. During the week ended March 18
there were 10 deaths from yellow terer and
HjO new cases ot smallpox, with 91 deaths.
lu a report to the state department on the
plague in India. C. F. Meyer, vice-consul of
tbe United States at Bombay, estimates that
the exodus from that city to escape the rav
ages ot disease amounts to one-half the
population. Tbe number ot people In the
city is estimated at this time to be 410,882, as
against 821,764, according to the census ot
18'JL Under date ot February 19 last the
"Tbe total number of deaths baa decreas
ed from 1,911 last week to 1,728 tor the week
under report, but as the exodus continues,
this difference is believed to be accounted
for by a corresponding decrease ot tbe pop
ulation still remaining In Bombay, which is
confirmed by tbe low birth rate. The Infect
ed area appears to be exteuding to east and
north. During the week under the provi
sions of the 'Dangerous epidemic disease act
of 1897,' most stringent measures have been
put iu force by the government of India to
firevent persons from carrying the infection
uto districts stiil reported clear. All per
sons proceeding from infected districts by
land or sea are carefully inspected by gov
ernment medical officers; if showing any
unfavorable symptoms they are removal
from tho trains and segregated. In Bombay
a constantly increasing Dumber 9' Europeaji
are being attacked, but i Very small percent
age of cases aro fatal."
Sniridlon C. Zovltzlan, In a sanitary re
port on Crete and Constantinople, has the
lo. lowing to say under date ot Constanti
nople, March 4:
"The sanitary news from the provinces of
the Turkish empire is rather good. There
exist always many cases and deaths from
smallpox here and there, but this disease is
endemic everywhere. Only when vaccina
tion is adopted it disappears. In Turkey, in
spite of the law of the regulations and the
trades, we have many deaths attributed to
this disease. In Crete ft is raging, and now
that thousands and thousands of Cretans
have escaped from Crete to Greece, in order
not to be massacred by the Turks or bom
barded by the civilized Europeans, it Is to be
feared that an outbreak of that disease will
occur In the different towns of Greece where
refugee Cretans are staving. In Constanti
nople we have do deal with an epidemic of
Inliuenza, but more serious and fatal Is the
epidemic of scarlet fever, as well as that ot
HONORS HIS GRANDFATHER.
Maguifloeat 8tatue of the Lata Kaiser Un
I veiled in Eerlin
Thelceremonies attending the celebration
of tbej centenary ot the birth of Emperor
William 1, grandfather of the present Em
peror,' began Sunday and ended on Tuesday.
Mond. y an early visit of the Emperor and
Emprtts to the mausoleum of William L whs
made. Thousands of people lined the
Festatrissee, which was brilliantly decorated
frothf?: castle to the IJruudenburg Kate,
totla soon.-i,t,r 9 o'clock. The monument
jrroie drawn up under the personal
of m IT ie.alestles, who received an
ik " a -1.- r.t. spent a ouarter of
f m. .BTBUvr" ' lJr at the tomb and
TV fT fftlon of the Emperor.
VU VXUVy weather was bright a
nd warm Toes-
.., the last of the three days' celebration ot
ceuteuary or tne mriu or f.mporor wiu
'iim I. The procession was about three miles
in length, and It is estimated over 40,000 per
sons took part In it. At Intervals were floats
representing scenes from tbe life ot tho late
emperor. Germauia was represented by tbe
wife of a sculptor named Schott. She was
surrounded by 100 steel-clad knights.
There were 150 bauds iu the procession,
which was reviewed by the emperor, the em
press, the princess and the royul guests.
Ulermnnlu addressed the emperor in a
foem specially composed for tbe occasion,
n view ot the patriotism evoked throughout
Germany upon tho occasion of the centenary.
Emperor William has ordered that the new
memorial medal be bestowed upon the veter
ans of 1804, 1800 and 1870-71. Tbe cost ot
producing the medals will be defrayed by
Lis majesty personally.
A SHIP GOES DOWN.
Hsr Crew Taken off When Almost
The steamer Ontario,, which arrived In
Boston from London, brought 27 men, com
prising the crew of the British steamer An
drosn, Captain Morgan, which was abandon
ed at sea March 8, 800 miles west of Fal
mouth, England. Tbe Androsa left San
Francisco, October 18, last vear, for London.
She sprung a leak in a turlous gale, became
unmanageable and was abandoned. - The
greater number of the rescued were well
nigh helpless from exhaustion when taken
from the ship, as they had worked at the
pumps and at jettisoning tbe cargo for many
dnvs and nights without intermission.
When last seen tbe Androsa was fast set
tllcg, preparatory to taking her final plunge
to the bottom. The lost vessel was valued at
about 211,000, and it is said to be nearly
covered by Insurance In English companies,
wliile American companies have large poli
cies on the cargo, worth several hundred
STOPPED A PRIZE FIGHT.
Priest Entered the Ring and Caned One
of His Parishioners.
Rev. Mr. Moylan, pastor ot Ht. Gabriel's
Catholic church at Hazelton, Pa., stopped a
prise fight In a rather abrupt and sensational
matner. James Kennedy and James Laugh
lin, local bruisers, had a dispute and decided
to fight it out. They repaired to the reser
voir on the outskirts of the city, where a ring
was formed and the gladiators stripped to
the skin. An Immense crowd gathered, In
cluding many sports who anticipated a rat
tling good mill and who bet freely on the re
sult. The referee and seconds were chosen, and
all was in readiness for tbe fray when Bev.
Mr. Moylan, unobserved, joined the crowd.
He reached tbe ringside, and before any
one could stop blm he was through the ropes
Becognlclng one of the principals as a par
ishoner of his, be used his caue on blm with
suck vigor as to cause him to bowl and beg
for mercy. The spectators then dispersed
immedlately,and tbe tight was postponed in
definitely. Proposed Now Trtaty.
Negotiations are afloat at tbe instance of
the Hpantsh minister for a revision ot onr
treaties with Spain, particularly with a view
to bringing the rules as to the treatment of
naturalized citizens into conformity with
modorn treaties. It the same rule Is to gov
ern !n tbe revised treaty as applies to these,
two veart' domicile by a naturalized citizen
in his native country will be presumptive
evidence ot an abandonment of naturaliza
tion. It tbe Spanlrh minister saoceeds in bis
desli n a request will be made by tbe Turkish
mlniitsr ia behalf of tils government.
GrajSjtl Iaprevesutt ia UntUt
J tiases Iroa Lookiag uE
R. G. Dan A Cc'a Weekly Eevi,'
Trade says: Barely have markets ma
prises as they have received of Itu i'"
little loss. Foreign conditions sad Lvj
alarms, the collapse of tbe iron ore coaj
tlon, the destructive floods In the Mii
valley and tbe decision of the suprirMW
against railway associations have bm.
to tbe utmost, but not even in rallru!ik'
result been important With conrid
bettor times and larger business are L?
men are less disposed everv day u tk1
away good investments. In 'all indua"0
mbu iu ouiuinr oi mills and lhoi
bands at work gradually Increase.
ion grain mnraeis nave lost without
previous week. Western receipt, 07""
for four weeks have been 7.611 no I .
against 11,884,208 last year, b'm th. iT
prospect for tbe crop of winter whutk"
more weight. Atlantio export. "
eluded, for four weeks have been5fK'
bushels, against 5.60ti.2MO lost yer
exports have been 12,763,579 bushel.'.
4.577,609 last year. Cotton was hsli??"
ward an eighth by the flood, but
halt the gain, although maniir.tuJ?,"
Final dissolution of the lake Iron ore
has been expected ever since the
Rockefeller deal, and Insures low pr
ore the eomlng yesr, though nerlmrT
lower than in 1895. Mesaba fadllii- Y
production have vastly Increased. aadTilS
creat steel-makine concern, k. uu
- n uaiQ
uiiim ui muir own, mie means of Ira...
ance of cheap ore, hesitation about tuI
products should diminish, and tux aHZ Tj
is steadily increasing. Bars are Gtiil ,i,
all7ed and at tha I a.-war n.,l. .... .
sheets, wire rods and all ai:' th .1 J'".".
growing larger. m
Tho demand for rails continues enomfku
strengthen prices, although eoni,. from.rJI
Ulstlve nilrchaaea ara rtnMm.l .. I
sent prices of mills. Tin Is a shskf?
with larirn nrrlv.l. H,nk ,: .
has been considerable, and Lead is dwfi
stronger at 147c. Copper Is weak at ins
luircasrv iu cuii prouuciions anpfir u.
more is assured by tbe purchase 0 worllibt
the Cambria company, and. while imoutioZ
are unchanged, outsiders are offeriiie iZ
naceatei 70 per ton. 8 "
Speculation in wool has recorded Inrnt
sales for four weeks than evr before i
W5,IKK) pounds against 21,984,5(17 in tbe Mai
weeks of 1892. Much more than hull iit
nrcvuianuii, a uuiiiiuk nae me nil) oani.t
ui mr uiuis ib oiuiuj.u, failures lor the
week have been 291 in the I'nited sute.
against 269 Inst year, and 50 la I'm),
i;aiuBb off loni junr.
SIXTEEN CASTAWAYS FOUND.
Survivors of tho St. Nszaire Picket tp-
Wltnout Food Four Days
The British steamship Yaunrivs, dpt.
Weston, which left Newport News on Marek
10, bound for Glasgow, arrived at Greenock.
The captain reports that on March lj, ih;i,
in latitude 31, lonnitude 71, he picked up
small boat containing sixteen survivors of
the steamship Ville de St. Nazairs, 0f tke
West India line of tbe Compiigino Oenenli
iraus-Aiinniiqiie, wnicn foundered in iu
great storm of March 7 off the Virglut
They had been without food ami wtto
tour nays, and were lu a state o! eKrait
exhaustion and were bordering on nielDta
The officers and crew of Yanuriva did ill
iu their power for the tinbnppy victims el
un oceau horror, and finally learned lies
pitiful story piece by piece. They say thai
four boats were launched, two contain!
twenty-nine each, the third seventeea as!
the fourth six. The boat picked imhyisi
lanariva was one oi tne two mat took of
twenty-nine, bat thirteen of these siieeuii.
ed to exposure, hunger and thirst. lie an
the survivors saw of tho other bouts vat a
the day tbe vessel foundered, whea ttrj
sighted two ot them lashed together ail
For some time after the rescue theeapttk
ot the Yanariva kept au o Ulcer at the mail,
bead, sweeping the horizon with a glassu
the hope ot getting some trace ot tbe other
boats, but there was no sign of tbem. Ai
night was falling rapidly and the fiuA
wind were increasing, with mist Jud ru,
the Yanariva proceeded. Tho second efflpef
of the Ville de St Nazaire is hiiiouk them
cued, w ho will be taken In charge by the
French consul at Glasgow.
According to the list of tho crew ol lis
Ville de St. Nazalre originally published lbs
"second captain" was Pierre Nuoull and us
first lieutenant Andre de Audn is. Nuoi!
is probably the officer rescued by the Viu-
POLITICS ROT BARRED.
Partisanship Hot Sufficient FrovociUN
Another factor In tbe policy of tbe r
office department was announced by li
Assistant Postmaster-General ilentb. l;k
that offensive partisanship will not be cos
sldered provocation for removal unless w
action Is shown to have been detrimental
the administration ot the postal serviee.
Pnllv hnlf a ituvan auoh nil n rif were B
to Acting Postmaster-General Heath, lock
ing the offices at Hastings, Xeb., where we-
ator Thurston made complaint, snaaiwr
laud, Illinois. Every case, however, lacW
the essential requirement of epecilhtlo
damage to tbe service. This policy. M
announced by Col. Heath, created some
prise among those who bad pushed t"
charses. The same nolicr was carried
by the last administration.
Died Bes-ffinr a Smoke.
After enduring excruciating agonlea ff '
night and day, George Mnrkt died is Be
vue Hospital, New York, of nicotine pole
Ing, caused by excessive cigarette woWf
Young Markt began tbe habit In Uie J
way, and after getting over tbe mlw'
ness. tbe habit grew on him fast. '""'T
several years sgo. After leaving KbotKiJ
went to work In his father's ealooo, wsjj
he could get all tbe cigarettes be wlaiies.
. i I - , .. .(...... Amf. S
uiuavu mm many aa au pauaaa' li.
ru . hi. .nu n.s.d to aire a
any, and hie mind weakened and he w-
vlolent. He was sent to tne iwii.u.
pital and died, pleading to the last for r
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. t . 1 T T) I.. Iraflnn. a,
.('it', -.'...ui.tin teadesrla
Charges were made against l'oe by casa.
of Grafton that lust prior to
elections be engaged In a prire flgst
regular ring rules, and In eight to""
scientific blow.put bis opponent out, p""
ing tbe proceeds ol tne tiout.
sv rsems voasi .
A lernno sionn lasueu a im." .
ings were blown down and a
sons injured, but none fstaiiy. """
blown down all along me nonu-.- - rf
coast. At Portland, Ore., the wind I
time gained a velocity oi on Jt
Klirna wore blown down, nlate glssl ""J,.-
were broken, and evervtblngloo
in every direction.
South African Treaties Conl.-
The draft of tbe treaties between th.
vaal republio and the Orange
been conoluded at Bloemfonteln.
the latter republic. They give
of each state the franchise In enwr w;
and the two republics agree to "J
another in case of attack. The tree'"
be ratified by tba Volksraads of