The Sioux County journal. (Harrison, Nebraska) 1888-1899, April 29, 1897, Image 3
FOUND HER IDEAL tries Morrlaon, th Famoue foata Dakota Cowairl, Oeia Married. The rwent weeding of Myrtle Morri son, the famous N'owllu County girl broncho buster, and Frank Dupree, a irt-blood Sioux, created quite a eeii satlou among the arUUH-racy 011 the Sioux reservation and In adjacent ter ritory. Mix Morrismi Is a litimlKome young cowgirl, noted far and near for her proficiency lu the art of horse train ing. She has had nmuy admirers among the frontier beaux, but always declared that she would never marry any man who could not rlle, shoot and throw a luriat bettor than she could, and as eiK-hmen are extremely scarce It np jx'ared probable that Misa Myrtle waa doomed to lead a life of idugle blessed ness. However, last fall, hay Ix'ing scarce on the upper Had River range, her father removed his family and stock to P.lg I'lum Creek, a tributary of the Cheyenne River. Here Myrtle first made rhe acquaintance of the good looking daring young half-breed who has since become her husband. Frank Dupree Is a splendid horse man, a thorough cowhand, and npuar ently devoid of fear. The Duprees ore among the wealthiest stockmen In the State, counting their cattle by the thou sand, and Frank, like many other half blood Jn that section, has received a very fair education. SU1U Myrtle was not much attracted toward the swarthy youth until one day they happened to bo riding together, and came in sight of a herd ot sixty or seventy buffalo, which tile Dupree family .have raised OU their own ramre from n few enlre caught years ago, when buffalo meat was the principal article of diet for the entire .Sioux nation. Although this herd Is kept from straying far from the home ranch by "Old Man" Dupree's cowlH.ys, they are fully as wild as their fluiiwora wno once t.JacKenetl the pral- rle west of Chamberlain with their shaggy .bodies. The young couple rode up quite close to the herd lwfore the animals were aware of their presence, and Frank, In a npirlt of bravado, urged his broncho alongside of a huge bull buffalo and Hprang from his saddle to the animal's back. In qn Instant the herd was stam .peding madly across the prairie, with the old bull leading the van. Dupree's foolhnrdiuciM had placed him In an ex tremely dangerous predicament. If he Jumped or fell from the buffalo's back he would certainly be trampled to dea th by the pursuing herd, and If he retained his seat until the animal became tired and sulky, It was equally certain that the brute would make a furious as sault upon him the moment he dis mounted. .So all he could do was to cling to the animal's back and await an opportunity to escape. Hut It was not until the herd had run fully two miles that he saw tin; least chance of leaving the back of his novel steed and exenp Ing alive. Fortune at last favored him, and the animal ran for some distance along a deep, mirror washout with ni miit perpendicular sides reaching to a height of fully twenty feet. Here Frank sprang from his seat and slid down the bank of the depression just In time to escajte being trampled upon by the closely following herd. Meanwhile Myrtle had lassoed her companion' horse and was hurrying after the rapidly retreating buffalo. She reached the spot where Frank had dis- j mounted just as he was climbing, dirty and ls-druggh!, to the top of the ra vine. The cowlMiy did not feel very proud of his exploit, but, nevertheless, , the little episode had touched a tender ' sjsit lu the girl's heart, and a short time ago the bells of the Cherry Creek Mis sion Church announced the' wedding of this typical frontier couple. St. louls (.llobc-Ih'inocilit. President Iincoln's Birthplace. Abraham Lincoln, our ereyr War President, was born In Larue Countv. Kentucky, lu n rude little log fnbln. This cabin has recently Isvn restored, and. so far as possible, male exactly ns It was eighty-eight years ago. when a little baby boy was loru to ThDtnns and Nancy Lincoln, or "Ll.ikhoin," as the name was then spelled --Jumble "settlers," who hail moved to the neighborhood from Washington Coun ty, four years In-fore. The few living people who rem-in'ior 'i bourns Lincojn, the father, say that he was a rather Improvident man, not nl ) un.. u.iiig. no was n nam worser, nut wiu n poor manager; and the little family was often without the simplest necessaries of life. Thomas Lincoln cb'ared a few acres around his cabin, and raised a niall crop of corn and grain. Then he liecHine a carpenter and tinker, work ing at such odd Jobs as he could find among the pioneer neighbors, lie wn away at work at t,he time Abraham was Imrn. The nclghlMu-H heard that Mrs. Lin coln was in the cabin all alone with the little baby, and had llttl to eat except com anil otatocs. Th?y at one Visited the Lincoln cabin, taking such delicacies as tholr houses afforded. The father returned In a few days; and Hip baby was named Abraham Lincoln, after his grandfather, who had been killed by the Indians when Thomas Lincoln was n little boy, Ht. NleholrJ. An Art Criticism. He I wonder what the meaning of that picture Is? The youth and the nnildeii are lu a tender attitude. Hhe Ob, don't you see? He has Just asked her to marry him and she Is ac- oeptlng lilm. now sweet! What does . the artist call the pleturcT He (looking nbout)-Oli, I see. I fa rnnen on rani ai ine uotiom: tkld."-llowehold W'orda. When man nmlef 80 years of nam baa 10 cents' worth of limine he rnkee 90 cents worth of funs. I "r"-r f J"1 wortnleaa a nan with ln toothache. lw 1.. - t Fullerton has a military hand of twen ty-eix pieces. Ohiowa has secured a public library of 1,000 volumes. South Omaha will have a baseball team this summer. FUhermen report good luck in mostof the Nebraska streams. Blair people take every afternoon off to go and see the river. Ducks are plentiful on the river be tween Beatrice and Dewitt. The State Fair Bulletin is in great dis favor with the country Drees. New sidewalks are the signs of the ad vent of good times in Orleans. A bonus of $2,500 will secure a first class flouring mill for Harvard. The Dunkards are looking for a colo oisl location out in Chase county. A paper called the Sun has been Ptarted at Whitman, Grant county. Holbrook has a newly organized brass band with Charles Frazier as leader. York is making as swift a race for a chicory factory as any town on the list. A number of farmers of the state will plant tobacco this year as an experi ment. An oil man of Norfolk slipped and fell from a tenfoot platform and dislocated his shoulder. The thermometer went down below the freezing point in Nebraska Citv ! SnnJay nht ' The Norfolk News had its basement flooded and the paper was issued with a great deal of difficulty, I The Palmyra Item get? on its ear and j refuses to prim any more free advertis- ln2 or fair aviations. L. J. Simmons, formerly of the Harri lon Journal has become Dart proprietor jf the South Omaha Sun. ' Two weeks of vigorou" revival work at Peaver Crossing resulted in the salva '.ion of twenty-one sinners. The South Omaha Sun is a thing of oeanty and a paper that from present ndications will be a joy forever. Fred Pie-ky of Hubbel! exhibits a oadger with claws an inch long which ne and his dog killed last week. The town authorities of Blair propose to take the erring juvenile off the streets If his parents neglect thei- duty. Hardwood Jake near South Omaha is brim full of big buffalo fish, ai.d the I .cal sportsmen are having great fun with them. Dr. E. H. Waters of McCook tried to lift a tifty-pound dumb bell, but his I shoulder slipped out of joint and the bell I went through the floor, j John Humphrey of Norfolk took a trip to the Black Hills during the recent cold snap and has been laid up with rheumatism ever since. For a time last week the bridge at Bulo was considered unsafe, owing to the high water and trains were run around byway of Atchison. Lots of loyal Nebraskans tnok a day off and planted trees. Nebraska started the Arbor day custom and her people will be the last to give it up. The curfew ordinance is a full fledged reality in Kearney, and the nocturnal iuvenile must hunt places of amusement other than the street corners. A Diller storekeeper offered a drees to the woman bringing in the largest num ber of egjs. One woman brought fifty three dozen eggs and received a new Easter gown, John Deitz was called out of bad at midnight Friday night to assist in the leareh for a man, Michael Flood of Dale, who was supposed to be lost in the foot hills of the North Table, says the Custer Chief. His team snd wagon had been found that afternoon by Mr. Conrad, f Broken Bow, but no trace of the man iculd be found. He was discovered Saturday in a deserted s-xl house, but was in no ways hurt. Just as soon as the weather will per mit work will begin on the new $25,000 wing at the Norfolk hospital. The wing will be built joining and extending west ward from the west end of the building, which is occupied by the male patients. in tim?. us growina needs will without iis growing needs doubt call f-r further extension, an ad ditional wing will be placed on the east end of the mnin building thus preserv ing the symmetry of the whole. The Battle Creek Creamery company got in from Texn 34(i head of young rszorbuck hogs. This is the largest bunch ot this peculiar breed of bogs ever brought to this locality at one time. They are supposed to be proof against cholera and other infectious diseases" from which the cominoj hog family suf fers, and they are also said to be proof against getting fat, no matter how much food they are given. Whether this it an idle illusion of somebody's or i not remain! for the creamery company to find out. The raior backs will e fed upon the refuse of the creamery and will, in fact, be treated just as well as the civilized hogs of Nebraska are ac customed to being treated. If they pan out well more hogs of the same breed will And a home here in the furure. Battle Creek Republican. There waa a frost along the Missouri river bottoms land Monday morning. but not enough to effect the fruit trees, The front" of all the buildings on Cen- tral avenue In Nebraska City will be n,it - rl th .ni-ina an1 th. t.n .in aasume the appearance of protderity. Two Grand Island girls discovered a Are in a houee and put it out with blanket. When the Are department arrived on the aoene the members bovled haeaoja they had ibir ran lot othintT TH If TO KILL A KINO. Aa Attempt Mult to Take tM LIN bf" rki Kult-rof lla f ttoWa, April 23. At 2 :30 o'clock yes teriay afternoon, while King ' Humbert was on bit way to the races, a mac named Pietro Acciarato, an iron workei out of employment, attempted to stat his majesty with a dagger. The man was seized before, he could carry out his purpose and the king pro ceeded to the Campanelle race course, seemingly unmoved. On arriving at the race course his majesty was greatly cheered. . Accairato appeals to be a political fa natic. He says he has no accomplil -efl. King Humbert, accompanied by bis aide-de-camp, Gen. Pondis Vaglia, was going to witness the royal derby. Hie assailant, who was waiting outside St. Johns gate, rushed up to the carriage in which his majesty was seated and at tempted to stab him. The king avoided the dagger by rising from bis seat. . Accairato, seeing 1 e had failed in hie attempt to assassinate the king, threw away his dagger. He was immediately arrested by two carabineers, while bit majesty calmly ordered his coachman to drive on. , The news Bpread with great rapidity and when the king reached the royal stand at the race course it was soon sur rounded by a cheering multitude. King Humbert treated the matter lightly and remarked : "It is only one of the little incidents of my trade." King Humbert and Qm-en Marghertia were greatly moved by th popular dem onstration and twice appeared on a bal cony of the palace and bowed their ac knowledgements to the frantic cheering of the populace. The embassies' public offices and private houses were dec -rated with flags as an expression of rejoicing at the escape of his majesty and thou sands of people inscribed their names at the palace. During the afternoon placards were posted unon the popula tion to take part in a great manifesta tion in honor of the king at 9 o'clock last night. This is thes- r.u d time the life of King Humbert has been attempted. Tramp Wreck a Tralu. Lolmrvii.i b, Ky., April 23. A Louis ville & Nashville express train was wrecked at Evergreen yesterday. At the offices of the L, & N. railroad in this city it was learned that Engineer Adams, Fireman , Janes and Express Messenger Ixjcke were badly scalded and injured. In many respects the wreck was similar to the recent awful affair at Cahaba, Ala , and though not attended with such disastrous results, seemed to have been planned as deliber ately as that one. According to the in formation which has reached the super intendent of transportation, four tramps were seen in the neighborhood shortly before the accident occurred, removed the rails just south of the trestle. The job was neatly done and nothing would liavy saved the train load of passengers had it not been for the heroism of Fire man Jones and Engineer Adams, who remained at their posts after the engine had left the track. The engine, caboose, baggage and mail cars were completely wrtcked, but none of the passengers were injured. Anotli, r lireak Id the l.eve. GatExWiLi;, Miss., April 23. There was another break in the levee on the Mississippi side at Shipland, or the Promised Land levee, at 10 o'clock yes terday morning, forty miles by rail south of Greenville. The break will cover 19,000 acres of land near the flood and will add to the volume of water al ready covering most of the lands in its vicinity. The levee is ten feet high and the break is tully 3S0 feet wide. There was a loot oi water on tne tnsiae oi the levee when it gave way. The break will entirely submerge Mayeraville, the county seat of the county, a town nf 400 people. The town is situated twelve miles north of the break. From Mayersville 'south to the Yazoo river every plantation in Issa quena and two-thirds of those in Shar hey, besides a number of others in Yazoo and Warren counties, will be put under water from ten to twenty feet deep. While this section was in a large measure already overflowed, there were hundreds of farm houses and cabins and numerous ridges and mognda and hastily erected scaffolds which still af forded protection to man and beast. These arc now being rapidly abandoned snd terror reigns. To Antlit Trade St. Louis, Mo., April 23 Represent ative) of the international trade asi ciation are the guests of the St. Louie manufacturers' association. The asso ciation has for its object improved trade relations between the United Ktates and Mexico. Thomas Ryan, assistant secretary of the interior, it president of the association. James T. King Is treasurer, and H. L. 8hirer, secretary. A lodginrnt I Award. Pioria, III., April 23. Judge 0 rost ra p yesterday in the United States court gave Rbefnstrom, Bettman, Johnson At Co.. of Cincinnati, O., judgment for $2,330 against the Atlat Distilling com pany tor commissioners for goods sold to Cincinnati distributors. To Aid India. Chicago, April 23. The machinery of the India relief committee,' of which 0. C. Bonney ii chairman, bai been per fected, the membership having been enlarged by adding a . representative of each eropratinc organ laatioa. Mia Mary Leltch of Hew York amiatad in the work. Effort will be mad to scare a local committee In every town in the weet to aid in securing ooatribo tlona of grali and eaab for it tufftrart by tbo famine. THE FIltST FIGHT I'ieree Battle Bags at Reveni Between Greeks and Turks, GREEKS FIGHT WITH DESPERATE VALOR Dvernlie'med ly Numl rs, YetThrjr Hold ' Their Own Agalnm Awful Odd Ite lufurormefit re Being Hmried to the Ftont. Larikba, April 22." The first seriously planned battle commenced yesterday. Early in the morning Edhem Pasha's advance guard, under Generals Mavio- micht.li and Marchris, advanced against the Greeks in force from Reveni, Bougliasi and St. Elias. The fighting was greatly extended and the battle raged till late in the afternoon with varying fortunes. The Greeks were as sisted by the thoemnds of irregulars, who harassed the Turkish outposts and wings as well as participated in the gsn eral engagements. The Tuiks had an overwhelming superiority in numbers. Ihey bad constructed earthworks and trenches everywhere and in and behind the-e awaited the attacks of the Greeks. On the whole they clung tenaciously to their defenses, while the Greeks at tacked these again and agtin with the most desperate bravery, la spite of 'the furious attacks still made upon them the Greeks continue to hold the Beveni and Nezeroua passes. At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon it is prac tically a drawn battle. Crown Prince Cjnstantine is hurrying reinforcements to the front. T(JRK IN FULL HOSSKKSION. Foot of Milotsa Pass, April 22. The last height commanding Tyrnavo has just been capture 1 by the Turks. The infantry advance was supported by cavalry, the soldiers cheering lustily as they began the attack. It was the taik of Neechat Pasha to attack the Losphaki heights, the last Greek stronghold commanding Tyrnavo. The Turkish batteries, each gun dragged by fifty men. pushed forward and bom barded the Greek position. A deep ravine lay between the infant ry forces of the two armies. It was Btrewn with heavy rocks and huge boulders. After sharp fighting the Greek batteries withdrew, but the Greek infantry continued to defend the post and compelled the Turks to retire. How llii Spaniard fight Boston-, April 22. William Law, formerly of Worcester, Mass., but now with the Cuban insurgent army, has written to a friend in Worcester under date of Jucaro, Puerto Principle, April 5, paying: "I am in the heart of the fighting. The Cubans have "he best of it all through, but of courre are suffering great hardship. The entire east end of the island is al'S )Iutely controlled by them an 1 most of the provinces of Santa Clara and Pi nar del Rio; besides Havana itself is uncertain and may fall any day. "A few days ago I saw a battle be tween 800 Cubans and two forts de-J tended oy i,uuo Spanish troops. It took the Cubans less than thirty minutes to take them and capture ail the arms and cannon. "Of course war is terrible. I see brought in men, women and children who have been murdered by Spanish soldiers, whose fiendish deeds are too awful to describe. I saw last week the bodies of three beautiful little Cuban girls, aged iht and six anil four years, respectively; of their mother, a woman about thirty, and of two old women, possibly sixty years of age, all in one heap with their throats cut. ' The war seems to be on women, children. When the Spanish meet a body of Cuban troops they scarcely wait to fight, but throw down their arms and run." lti d Heed or Kolilitir. lakk city. Utah. Anril 22. A Salt daring robbery took place at noon yes terday at Castle Gate, Utah, on the line of the Rio Grande Western railway. E. L. Carpenter of this city, paymaster of the Pleasant Valley Coal company, went there yesterday morning with 7,800 to pay off the men at the mine. When near the company's office he was met by to mounted men heavily araed, who held him up, relieved him of his cash and then rode off in the direction of Helper. The men cut the telegraph wires to prevent a call for assistance. Within half an hour a pose started in pursuit of the robbers. The coal compasiy has offered a reward of $1,000 for the captura of the robbers and $1,000 for the return of the money. Charged Willi Murdrr. Kansas Citv, Mo., April 22. Dr. Jef ferson D. Goldard, who shot and killed F. J. Jackson at. the Woidland hotel, April 2, in a quarrel which grew out of Goddard's alleged atteution to Jack eon's wif , waa yesterday indicted for murder in the first df gree. The date of hit trial waa not aet. Shot Uy HU Own Sun. Toi.do, G April 22. Frank Hawk, Fannie Watkin and Jack Sage of Lima, ,0., wereahot by Clinton Hawk, the son of Frank Hawk. The two men were ait ting on the doorstep of the houaeof Fan nie Watkin, a eportlng woman. The eon came up, and seeing hi father there, diew a revolver and hot five time. Hi father wa struck ia tbe ibj and i mor tally wounded. Mia Watkin waa ahot through tbe head and i in a serious eon altion. 8ft wa ahot through th bead. Young Hawk gave hlnatlf ap. GHKKKS TAK K A IOC It. A Dctptrata atettl Kansas, bat tb Mmva HnlUliea i. In. Atiikns, April 21 Midnight.) Newe has just reached here that the Greeks, after a desperate battle, have captuied and burned Daroasi. Viglia is still re sisting. Another division of theGrvek troops, it is reported, bus traversed the Reveni pass and captured three block houses. This division has almost reached Damasi, where it will efiVct a union with the force that captured tha town. The 20,000 troops uuder General Smohmit displayed the greatest bravery. Reveni lies twelve miles north v t of Larissd. Edhem Pasha, with a lorce vuriously estimated at from 10,000 to 14,000 troops, led seven assaults against it yesterday, but all were repulsed by the Greeks. Crown. Prince Constantino has tele graphed hre that the Turks at that point were completely and finally re pulsed. In Athens greater attention has bern paid to the operations in the neichborhood of Reveni than to those at Milouna pass. The theory all elong has beeu that if the Greeks could establish themselves at Damasi their raid would lie open to Elassona. The exact situation at Tyrnavo is somewhat in doubt. The news from that point is conflicting. But there is no confirmation of the rnmor that the place has been captured by the Turks. What seems to have happened is that Tyrnavo was evacuated in order to send troops forward to Reveni and was then re-occupied by troops returning from Milouna. A World'a Kecord Seattle, Wash., April 21. M. M. Baker, a linotype operator in the office of the Post-Intelligencer, has made a new world's record for eight hours' ma chine composition, sttin in that time 85,872 ems. The feat was perfoimed during ordinary working hours, in com position on a book now under publica tion in the office, from m -nuscript copy, end with no preliminary preparations. Baker, who is an extraordinary rapid operator, simply made the ann?unce ment that hs would beat the record and requested that a man be del ailed to time and others to measure his string. He started at. the usual hour of compo siting, took an hour for lunch and made the record above tn eight hours' actual work. The lowest for any Bingle hour was 10,050 ecs, the drop being due to technical terms. Baker learned to oper ate machines in this city. The l uck o' an Ex-luuatlc. Sak Francisco, Cal., April 21. Tbe strangeness of t ruth has often been com mented upon as exceeding the most fanciful flights of fiction. An illustra tion is furnished in John Jos ph Nouri, who has been ci owned patriarch at the Cualdean pantifical cathepral atTrichur Malalar, and is ruler over Syrian Chal deans, . Four years ago he was com mitted to the asylum for the insane at Napa, and there be remained until Sep tember, 1893, when he was restored to liberty. When released from the asylum Nouri claimed to have been robbed of four medals studded with diamonds, valued at $2,500, the gift of the Chaldean Greek church, of a negotiable note for $2,500 and of his credentials. Dr. Chalmers Easton believed in him and helped him in his journey eastward. Later on he displayed his knowledge of Greek, and in Washington, D. 0 , at the Smithsonian institute, translated the hieroglyphics on some tablets the with surprising ease. He travelled on to London, and from there cam'!, in 1889, the story that he intended to sue the United S'ales government for $5,000,000 damages for his ill-treatment while on his sojourn here. Now conies the climax to the story in the letter from the Rev. H. Barrows de claring that John Joseph Nouri, the de posed king of the Chaldeans, has been restored, that his claims have been rec ognized and that the man who was booked as "unkempt and with the black luster eyes of a lunatic" is living in iplendor in a Virgil palace in Trichur. To Join Force. St. Louis, April 21. There is a na tional movement on loot looking to the union of the Congregational and Chris- j nan nenominauons. borne months ago in addition to steps taken in Ohio and the east, a union meeting of the minis ters of the two bodies was held in St. Louis. This meeting resulted in a sec ond held, at which three committees, composed in the main of prominent ministers, were appointed to consider ' suggestions made for co-operation in J educational, evangelistic and benevo-! lent purposes and to formulate plans to De considered at the next meeting. Die in a Snnnmlldn. Brioham City, Utah, April 21. A snowslide occurred Monday at the, mines of the (oneo'i'lated Mining com pany, four miles north of Brigham City, resulting in the death of Ered Wol haupter, Ed Maw and William Turne, David Russell and John Dalton were also snowed under by the slide, but were taken out alive. New Agricultural College Captain. Manhattan, Ksn., April 21. Lieu tenant Ralph Harriaon, Fifth cavalry of Ft. Riley, ia to be detailed ai Cap tain Cavanatiiih'a successor at the State Agiicultural college. A Hrokrn Kali Did It Kaurpki., Mont., April 21. At 6 o'clock Monday morning eastbound pas senger train No. 4 on the Great North ern struck a broken rail nine mile eaat of Rear creek. The train wa being pulled by two engine and a it struck th broken rail both locomotive broke loose from the train and were hurled down a steep embankment. The helper waa ia charge of Bllaa Bcbatt end John Barr, fireman, and the regular engine with 0. 6mth and Arnold Hogaa Are- ALL IN A PANIC Sinking of a Greek Eoat Arouse tb Fear of People of baloaica. GREEKS PREPARING FOR AN ATTACK Fighting Going in All Along; the Frontier --Inhabitant of Uamouu Fear the Or. eki M 111 Take the Town, SAiiO.siCA, April 20. A Turkish tor pedo bott has sunk the Greek steamer Athens in tbe Gulf of Salonica. A gen eral panic prevails here. All vessel are prohibited from leaving the golf. The Turks have seized the Greek steam er, Kepalcion. Headquarters of the Turkish Army in Macedonia, Elassona, April 19. (Even ing.) The Turkish force continue to bold the Milouna pass, though it ia re ported that the Greeks are advancing or making ready to advance to re cceupy the positions from which they wre dislodged on Sunday The two block houees have been strongly forti fied, and it would take a powerful body of Greek troops to capture them, i'd bem Pasha has entrenched bimaelf from all tbe heights from Papalyvada to Mechez and strong bodies of troops' are stationed in the defiles between these two points. Tbe inhabitant of, Elassona have left the town en macae and are pushing northward, many of them going on to Salonica. Evidently they fear that the Greeks will defeat the Turks and actually reach this place. London, April 20. A dispatch to the Times from Elassona says that fighting began at Janina on Sunday morning. There is no confirmation of the rumor that 12,000 Turks have occupied the fort at Pentepegadia on the road from Arta to Janina. Canea, April ?0. Placards have been pobted here, at Candia and the other towns in the island allowing the Greeks' a fortnight to quit Crete. This ia re garded as a complete annullment of tbe proposed scheme of autonomy. With a view of anticipating an attack by Colonel Vassos, fort Issidin, Suda island, and the entrance to Suda bay have been placed under the protection of the powers. Sp ninh Cay They are Heating-. Havana, April 20. Colonel Aldea, with the Zavarro battalion and a de tachment of local guerrillas, has been engaged in the woods near Jacas, pro vince of Matanzas, with the remainder of tne reunited insurgent forces com manded by Regina Alfonso, Cervantea and Benito Socorro. The troops cap-, tured the insurgent major, Alvarez. Later the troops pursued the insurgents to the Cienaga de Zapata, where, in an other engagement, the insurgent cap tains, Fernando, San Abi ia and Julian San Abria, Sergeant Chavez and Lieutenant-Colonel Socorro were killed and several others were wounded and are I believed to have since died. In a skirmish between the Maria Cristina battalion and an insurgent force commanded by Aguilera the latter was killed with six of his men. ' In numerous small skirmishes the in surgents recently lost forty-seven killed and ten prisoners and the troops lost two men killed and had twelve wounded. Messrs. Cornelius Mall, Herson and Evan Evaros, American citizens, who have been imprisoned on the charge of disorderly conduct, have been placed at the disposal of Consul-General Lee. There have been 621 deaths from smallpox at Guinea from April 1, to April 15. i A demonstration has been held at Santa Clara, capital of the province of that name, to celebrate the pacification of that part of the country and to do honor to Captain-General Weyler. The mayor and aldermen presided over the demonstration. There was a large meet ing of the inhabitants in front of Gen eral Weyler's residence. The latter, through his adjutant, returned his thanks for the ovation which he re ceived. A Warm Invritigution. Pittsburg, Pa., April 20. Yesterday's session oi tne legislative committee ap- pointed to investigate the condition " of the miners in this region was devoted to hearing the side of the operators. W. H. DcArmitt wan on the stand all day. He Faid the miners were getting 54 cents per ton and the men were paid for all coal mined. He crea'ed a sensation by asking that the officials of the united mine workers, whom he charged with being largely responsible for the.condi- tion of the minera, be investigated. Late in the afternoon G. W. Schluder burg, general manager, and a stock holder in the F. L. Rubbina Coal com pany, was called Mr. Schluderburg waa a member ol the sub-committee which worked among the operators in the Pan' Handle district regarding uniformity and in the course of his testimony be stated that if Mr. DeArmitt branded as a lie the report of the committee, he as a member of that committee branded DeArmitt as a liar. . The two men approached each other in a threatening manner and the great est excitement reigned (or a time. Jnst before the close of the meeting Mr. De Armittinhot words as'ailt-d William Warner, secretary of the united mine worker. .y To Vote on the Traalf. Washington, April 20. The eeaate baa agreed to vote on the arbitration treaty on the 5th of May at 4 p. m. There wa no particular opposition mad to fixing the time fw a vote, although lea ator Dais urged aa earlier date. HI first ruggeation wa for the td of May. and when objection waa made, propoeei the 4th and then the oth, which . asaf bo opposition. It I andwtlood thai th opponent zpeet totavwealttcU atrength la tbe mate ea that daj. -1).