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TJIfl JittJ) CLOUD CILLER
CONDENSED SKETCHES OF
1'lnln, IliitnrnUliril I'iiriii;riiltn Port)
ItiK Trnll.fiil New of I'ti'litH u TMrj
Itinr or Will I In M'tt .Moi'iiii'iilit of
Army mill uvj- llrimrliiiriil.il D.ilucft
Wi-ilnesiliiy, Mny t.
The steamship Paris is now fhe U.S
S. Villi', Captain W'i.si, U. S. X. com
Tin United Stall's gunboat Cnstlne
linH brought In a .small prize, the
Tin queen regent of Spain averted
a cabinet crisis by announcing her
confidence In Sagasta.
.lust us soon lis It. I'iin l)i done con
press will recommend tin president to
nominate ('ommoiloi'i' Dewey to be Ad
miral in recognition of Ills great vic
tory.' Up to tills morning nothing lias
born heard from Commodore Dewey.
The cable being out, news will have
to he sent by Mourner to Hong Kong.
H00 tallies away.
An Infernal machine was found in
one of Hid company bo.es of the Thinl
infantry, Illinois national guards.
Itlgld examination of other equipment
ami baggage failed to disoloM any
The flying squiuNon, under Cnmnin
don Sehley, sailed from llumpton
HoiiiIh this afternoon. Its destinath n
in not known, hut it is believed it has
gone to intercept thus Spanish licet or
to meet tin? Oregon.
A line of communication is soon to
bo established between the interior of
Cuba and the coast. An expedition
has left for the western coast of Cuba,
for this purpose under command of
Colonel llaldemere. Acnstn, who Is a
'.'iihaii and thoroughly familial' with
the province of Havana.
Spain Is getting all her available
gunboats ready for a .supreme fight in
Cuban waters for the retention of the
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only hone to preserve peace a
The United States will welcoi
Island. Mie recognizes this as tier
a conflict for it believes that Admiral
Sampson can duplicate Dewey's work
if tint Spanish Armada ever gives him
Yesterday's advices wore to the ef
fect that the Spanish dynasty Is
doomed. The cortes met amid great
'great excitement, and the full strength
of tin police was necessary to quell
disturbances. The populace Is ripe
for revolution and ox-Cnplnin-Ueneral
W'oylor Is regarded as a hero. It is
believed the end of the regency is
near. The proclamation of martial
law causes much dissatisfaction.
The government is patiently await
ing official advices from Dewey. If
he wants troops sent to help hold the
Philippines they will be sent, to him
it once. It Is thought state troops
will be. sent. Already supplies for his
squadron are being secured and will
lie shipped to him immediately. It is
the intention of the government to
hold the Philippines pending a final
hi'ttleinent with Spain when they will
be used as u collateral to secure the
payment to the United States of a war
Tliiiritility, Mny fi.
The Oregon has sailed from 11 io
The cruiser Marblchead silenced the
batteries at Cienfiiegosuud shelled the
The Tomernrlo is still in Argentine
waters repairing. About one-third of
Its erew has deserted.
Hear Admiral Sampson's tlcet has
sailed from otV Havana and an im
portant engagement is expected soon.
The government has secured posses
sion of the Paeitle mall steamer City
of Pckln. She will carry supplies to
The report of the arrival of the dis
patch boat McCulloch at Hong Koug
yesterday was untrue. It has not yet
The ten Spanish ofllcer.s and fen
privates captured on the Argouauta
are to be held to he exchanged for any
American ofllcer.s or soldiers who may
A dispatch from Hong Kong nays
congratulations from Americans to
Commodore Dewey are pouring in.
They were forwarded to Dewey by the
English cruiser liumortalite which has
left for Manila.
The president yesterday sent in a list
of nominations for major-generals and
nrigudior-gcnorais. Among tin names
for major-generals were those of Fit
hngh Lee of Virginia and .loseph
Wheeler of Alabama. ,
A Spanish spy was captured aboard
tins auxillaryerulserSt. Paul at Cramps
yarns, riuinr.cipiiiu. lie svus taken
In-fore Captain Sigsbeo for e.xainlua -
A II , . .
iion. no was loiimi iieung Mlspicmtis
y around the magazines.
A terrible state of affairs exists in
Madrid. I ho armv itself is in rebel
Hon and is not to be depended upon.
The queen regent is earnestly con
sidering abdication to save the throne.
In the provinces a stale of turmoil
prevails and life is in danger.
Theie can be no doubt that the un
expected suooess of the United Males
at Manila gives little pleasure to con
politicians, who rccoirnlz
thai America is now certain to become
n llrst class naval power and will have
to be reckoned with in the world's
President Dole has sent a letter of
congratulation to President. McKinley
offering to transfer the Hawaiian is-
N'britkii In Hie Ynr.
Its senior senator was th.1 llivt l
rote for Cuban Independence
it furnished the assistant secretary
It sacrificed a noble woman in the
cause of Cuban Ireedom,
Its troops were among the first to
It has sent twenty-two car loads of
provisions to starving rcconcciitradoos
and still t Here's more to follow.
It Is ready to furnish '..'.000 hardy
specimens of western pluck and chiv
alry. It Is ready to do its duty to Its full
lands to the Untied Stiles for the pur
poses of its war with Spain, and to
furnish the American ships of war in
I'acille waters with large quantities of
coal, supplies and ammunition.
The correspondent of London Dally
Telegraph sends this word from .Ma
drid: "I am assured that this govern
ment would he willing to cede Cuba to
tin United States, Inn would not pay
indemnity because unable. Well in
formed politicians hero regard the war
as practically terminated and that
toward the end of May tt will become
hlstoi'v. What will follow, however,
it isilillleult to foresee. All the ele
ments of a long civil war in Spain are
unfavorably becoming visible. The
government and the liberal parly are
popularly hated as being responsible
for the war.
I'rlilii), Mil. II.
Hinting in Spain continues.
Congress is considering Hawaiian
Spain is concentrating her fleet at
Cadi. It Is said they are short on
The depa tun of Sampson's fleet has
not directed the completeness of the
blockade which remains ell'octivo.
liorcrnmciit olliclals arc not alarmed
at absence of news from Dewey. They
believe he Is master of the situation in
The gunboat Charles'ton has been
ordered placed In commission ami
made ready to sail on .May 1 5 as a con
voy to tho'supply ships to be sent to
The mustering In of the cowboy
eavalrv riginient continues with un
abated vigor. It will soon ho ready
for service. Theodore Koosefell has
resigned from navy olllce to take com
mand as its colonel.
The United States dispatch boat
Lcydon. under oovor of the guns of
the gunboat Wilmington, succeeded in
landing a party of lutein scouts on
Cuban soil. It had n brush with Span
ish cavalry, but the guns from the
Wilmington seattored the Spaniards
and killed a few.
The whereabouts of Sampson's licet
is known to only the president, the
secretary of the navy, at Captain
Crowninshleld. The licet consists of
seven of the strongest ships. The
New York, Indiana, Iowa. Puritan,
Cincinnati, Detroit. Marblchead and
dispatch boat Mayflower.
Sat iinl. . .Mil J 7,
Two small prizes were taken yester
day. Porto lticoopccts Admiral Sampsons
fleet and Is preparing for a hot time.
Ureal Itrltain still refuses to take
part in a program looking to interven
tion by the powers.
The Canaries do not know where
thov are at. Thov expect Sampson. It
Is reported that the Unitcit States
consul at l.as Palmas left suddenly
w i t It plans of l.as Palmas harbor.
Id velopinonts In the Hying squad
ron would seem to indicate that ( urn
Inodorc Schley, one of the best strate
gists and most daring men in the
navy, will be given a change for ac
The government has received a on
iric from Consul Wildiuan at lloug
Kong, lie says that the wealthiest
families of Manila tender allegienoc
to the stars ami stripes, and petition
Senor Polo y Hematic has left Cana
da for Madrid. It is said his departure
was due to representations from Lord
Salisbury, based upon a report by the
llritihli ambassador at Washington that
Amerioan opinion was opposed to Se
nor Polo remaining in Canada.
A wild mini r in the shape of a spe
cial to I, a Prcsse, Montreal, from Mad
rid, was to the effect that the wires
connecting tin submarine mines in
Manila bay with the shore, whioh
were, cut by Dewey before entering,
hud been hastily repaired, and that
Dewey was In great danger. It is not
believed to be reliable.
Seven transport boats arc now at
Tampa and soon will be in readiness
for the loading of troops. As to the
time of sailing there is great uncer
tainty. "The time for sailing." says
Ueneral Shaftcr, "w'U be made known
to everybody. This Is too big an ex
pedition to get away In a hurry. When
the time comes ever, one will be no
tilled." The weeding out process ut Camp
Alvin Saunders, now in progress, is
decimating the ranks of the companies
Company i, First regiment. (Thurston
(titles) lost nineteen w ho failed to pass
examination. Company U, Second
regiment (Oiniihu guards) lost eighteen.
Company L of the Second lost twenty.
Company F of the M'coinl, (Lincoln
Light Infantry) lost thirteen out of
.seventy-nine. Major Kocrper said the
U bovs wore as tine .specimens of hu
uuiutty as no nail over examined, lie
considered Private .lames Hall the
finest man physically he had examined
since the war.
The blockading fleet late Thursdav
, night captured a big French liner La-
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fa ette while attempting to run the
It was towed
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to Key West under a prize crew. It
carried mounted guns, ami Is a French
; naval reserve vessel. It was thought
! to have contraband of war aboard.
Anv international complication mi
accotiut of the French steainer Lafa.v-
lotto has been removed by the prompt
release of the vess( upon news of her
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l lie cxmiiii.iiii.il ,..,- ... s.iei.oi oil l.lo
nan 01 me aumiiiisiraiion is unit she
left her port before declaration of war
and did not properly come under
I blockade proclamation
Miuicluj, .Mil,. t,
It is now said the queen-regent will
The oriilser New Orleans has iolncd
the flying .squadron.
,. , ., U"rU r,,r , ' Women. AcIIiik ..iliulrnt Dene).
venture to reenll Tennyson's sphmdld ' ho coininand.s the Asiatic squadron
verse depleting the service which good i "'', recently won .1 magnificent vie
women alvv. i s have rendered and al- i ''"'.V '' Manila bay. Philippines Is-
, ways will render In times like these;
J Thy voice is heard thro' rolling driiins.
I nut neat in i.attie where he stands;
I y lace across nis fancy comes,
And gives the battle io his hands:
A moment, while the trumpets blow,
' lie sees his brood about thy knee;
The next, like Urn he meets the foe.
And strikes htm dead for thine and
- New York Tribune.
Spain is now organlz.ing tioops to
reinforce the Philippines.
The Uuropciin press, with the ex
coptinn of Franco, unlvor.sully jiralso
Dewey's victory has opened (he eyes
of the world to the fact that Un'clo
Sain possesses a navy.
The usual departure of the torpedo
gunboat Temerario from Montcvidio
wan reported yesterday.
The Washington Post Is authority
for the statement, that Cuba will be In
vaded at once by l.'.nnn to 'o.nim regu
lars, and that .'ID.OOOor 10,01)11 volunteers
will soon follow.
The Nebraska troops will be muster
ed In by to morrow night. It Is now
believed they will leave Wednesday
for Chlekamiiuga, whoie lo.OOil of the
volunteers will bo uiobollzoil,
Dewey has been heard from, and his
nuignill'cent victory is now known by
everybody. it Is reliably reported
that, the United States will not only
send supplies to Dewey, hut an army
of occupation will be sent to hold tliu
Philippines just as soon as arrange
incuts can he made for transportation.
In their anxiety to capture a small
fishing smack, the gunboats Vicksbiirg
ami revenue cutter Morril got within
range of the Santa Clara batteries at
the entrance of Havana harbor and
barely escaped destruction. The smack
was sent out for the purpose of decoy
ing the gunboats within range. The
ruse aliuoct succeeded in relieving
Uncle Sain of two boats
Admiral Dewey got what ho went
after. Ho sank eleven Spanish gun
boats, .silenced the batteries on Cor
rogldor island at the entrance to .Ma
nila bay. and also those of Caite, and
has establlscd a blockade of Manila.
The Spanish loss of life is vaiiously
estimated at from .')() to l.noo. The
American licet escaped uninjured, and
only eight of the men with Dewey
were wounded. .None wore killed. It
is the greatest naval victory ever
Tiii-hiIii, Mil HI.
May wheat in Chicago reached il.T.1
Aggressive action all along the line
is now the policy of the administration.
Hinting In Spain continues, and
towns arc being placed under martial
A report was current that the Mont
gomery had been sunt: by the Vlscaya.
It Is not true.
The steamer Uussle has left Tumpa
for Cuba with arms and ammunition
for Uomez.'s army.
Nebraska's quota of volunteers have
boon mustered in and are now await
ing the call to duty.
It is stated that Admiral Dewey will
govern the Philippines if the I'nitod
States decides to hold them.
Dr. Martin, a Mlndcn. Neb., physi
cian, suggests that the Philippine is
lands be changed to Dewey islands.
It is reliably stated that Admiral
Sampson failed' to find the ( ape Verde
Meet near Porto Kieo. Now.s is ex
pected from him soon.
Advices from Hong Koug say that
Admiral Montejo of the Spanish licet
destroyed by Dewey was killed by in
surgents while attempting to get to
Advices received late this afternoon
indicate that the insurgents in the
Philippines are acting ugly and it Is
doubtful if Admiral Dewey can hold
them In cheek.
lly direction of the president. Assist
ant Secretary of War Meiklejohn has
been plueed in charge of the military
secret service of the government dur
ing the continuance of the war.
Uomoz. has is, 000 men in the neigh
borhood of Havana. He suys ho needs
arms and ammunition, (lis men are
full of enthuiasm at the prospect of
co-operating with United States troops.
I'. II. Tow nicy of Lincoln, Neb., who
went to Washington last week in
answer to a call from the secretary of
the navy, has been assigned to duty at
the navy .vard. He hopes to see actual
Lambert Free, former minister to
Russia, says the United States flag
should never be hauled down but con
tinue to tloat over the Philippines. He
is of the opinion that we need those
islands in our business.
The bugbear of the yellow fever
scourge Is to be ignored and the Span
lards are to bo ejected from Cuba be
fore midsummer if American soldiers
can drive them out. The permanent
army of occupation will be established
Here is the text of Admiral Dewey's
oruer: vvasnington, .pm:M. -I'evvoy,
Hong Kong, China: War has com
menced between the United States
and Spain. Proceed at once to Philip
pine islands. Commence operations
at once, particularly against the Span
ish Meet. Yon must, capture vessels or
destroy them. Use utmost endeavors."
Advices received a! midnight by
Uovcrnor llolcoinb are to the effect
that the Nebraska troons are to form
it part of the army of occupation that
is soon to take possession of the Philip-
, pine islands, Whether both regiments
' w ill he sent there isa matter of doubt.
: The uew.s of the change from Chlcka-
manga to sail Francisco was hailed
' w itli joy by the troop.- at Camp Minn
' Administrative and eouuressional
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resulted in honors for Dewey. The
1 thanks of the nation were tendered
him, a hill was passed to create another
rear admiral that ho might he ap
pointed, ami another to present him a
sword and medal for bravery. Ills
men wore not forgotten for each one
will rceievo tt medal from their gov
ernment In recognition of their. services
In the battle of Manila buy.
lauds, is sixty-one vears old, a native
of Vermont, and a graduate of the
, naval academy, lie was a lieutenant-
commander on board the steamer Mis
sissippi at the passage of Forts .lackson
and M. Phillips, and the capture of
New Orleans, and distinguished him
self, not only in that engagement, but
during the war. Though practically
unknown before May 1. his name is
, now on lips all over the world.
NEWS OF NEBRASKA.
SUCCINCT SUMMARY OF A
Mini Impnrluiil lliiiH'iilni; of tlic V,mt
Si-veii IIii.vk llrtcllj Vtciilliincil All Vor
lliitm uf tin- Miit Coicri'il A 'I ImrmiKli
llrnllinr if .Si'hr.lnkii Ni'HK.
The recent advance In the price of
corn has started that cereal t moving
in great shape. The elevators through
out Nebraska are taxed to their utmost
to handle it.
A wild steer, being driven th.ough
lnglowood, a .suburb of Fremont, at
tacked Mr. and Mrs. .lames Cliozani,
badly bruising both. A shot from the
herder silenced the enrage beast.
There Is a bicycle olllcer in Omaha
whose duty it is to run down scorchers
on the city's crowded streets, and he
runs 'em in at the rate of three or four
u day. This work- Is entrusted to Dan
llaldwiii. the Hercules of the force.
lohn F. Muoiililer has sued the Oma
ha Ulectrlo Light company for Slt'i.oiit).
which he claims as damages for in
juries received by coming in contact
with a live wire while working on a
building at Fifteenth and Capitol ave
nue. His hands wore badly burned
and the toes of one foot .singed off.
The Itiee opera house at Harvard had
a narrow escape from destruction by
lire. After an entertainment, when
the janitor was putting out the lights,
one of the big lamps fell down and the
oil ignited. Prompt work by the tire
department saved the building, but
some of the scenery was burned. The
loss will be about fl.".i.
A draft for Sii.dlT.r.O has been re
ceived by Uovcrnor llolcotiib. the mo
ney being the apportionment of na
tional aid extended to the soldiers'
and sollors' homes in Nebraska. The
(rand Island homo will receive Si, Mill
ami the homo at Milford will receive
SI.'.'".'., loss fr'.'T.'.'O ou account of pen
sions. The Seerotary of State received a let
ter from a resident of the state who
said his little boy had eaptured eight
young wolves and as they acted like
Spaniards ho was anxious to got rid of
them, lie wanted to know if the state
pays a bounty on wolf scalps, Deputy
W'eesner w roto him that the legisla
ture had failed to make an appropri
ation to pay the bounty. ttornet
Ueneral Smyth received a letter from
a man who wanted to know whether
there was a law that would prevent
vitascopic reproductions of the Cor-hctt-Pitz.siiu'.nnus
fight in this state.
The inquirer was informed that there
was no such law.
Flag day in Lincoln. Saturday. May
T, was an epoch in the history of the
capital city. Lincoln veterans of the
late war. through e.-Uo.t?i,uur Thayer
colonel of the First Nebraska regi
ment, entrusted brilliant emblems of
our country's glory to the two now
regiments just must erod into the na
tional service lor war with Spain. The
only slip in the program was the in
ability of o.x-Uovornor Furnas, colonel
of the Second Nebraska regiment, to
be present to hand over the colors to
the Second regiment, and Ueneral
Thayer did it. The flags, which were
beautiful, wore accepted on behalf of
the two regiments, by Uovernor Hoi
comb. The presentation ami accept
ance was made on the north side of
the capitol, where the guards 'assem
bled after a march In from the camp.
A vast crowd witnc'sed the ceremo
nies. All roads led to Camp Saunder
Sunday, and the visitors swarmed all
over the fair grounds. The different
railroads brought in fully 10,000 visit
ors. The drill of the two regiments
proved an irresistible attraction. The
probabilities are the guards will go to
The muster of Nebraska bovs into
the service of the United States is now
in progross in the mercantile building
ut Camp Alvin Saunders. Men will
be mustered separately at llrst and
then by companies. The first to he
sworn In will bo the regimental ofli
eers and the companies will follow.
Lieutenant Stotscnburg will act as
mustering otlicer. It Is generally un
derstood that the companies will not
he 'molested. While the men vvi II
be sworn In singly they will
retain their position.. The olllcors
will be examined physically and upon
their qualifications or their ability to
ei;uunanil. It is expected that a ma
jority of them will pass, although one
or two may not go through. Ilrlga
dier Ueneral Hills will retain charge
of the camp until all of the men live
mustered out of the national guard.
When they have become loyal subjects
of Tnelo Sam the general will proceed
In his home In Utilrhury. The men of
the Nebraska national guard admire
Ueneral Hills and there Is not one who
knows him hut regrets his misfortune
nt being left nl homo through the ac
tion of congress. '1 he guards are hav
ing a wet time of it ut present. Mon
day, Tuesday and t iday, Weilnesda.v ,
b'iiig rainy days. The men have just
about come to the conclusion Hint the
chances for their seeing active service
are slim, hut a faint hope lingers that
it may be their lot to bo sent to the
Phllllplnes. They are anxious for tie-
The large storeroom of II. II. Ulover
at Uraiiil Island, caught lire recently
and much damage was done
At Omaha the oilier evening a fool
pad assaulted Dr. A. Matthews as he
was leaving his ollice at Sixteenth and
Douglas streets, grabbed his WOO dia
mond pin and succeed In making his
Tramps engaged in a row at Uraml
Island last Saturday and as a result
one of their number named .luiucr
Dugan was sliot In the ha 'k. He was
removed to the hospital, and will
.luniatit people are taking steps to
stab'l'.h a ereium ry.
C. A. Ituiupf. wholesale dealer in
live and dressed poultry, of Hastings,
Columbus Is now considering the
idea of building a new city hall. The
lower part to bo used by the city lire
department nml the upper to be fitted
up with good ollice rooms for the use
of the oily.
A motion to modify the decree of
the supremo court in the maximum
fricght rate cases, offered by Attorney
Ueneral Sni.vth on Friday, was by the
supreme court of the United States or
dered to be llled, but notice must be
given to tlie other side and leave to
tile answer. .
Private Cal Hopper of T company,
Tcciiiuseh, was taken to DoWitt by a
It. .V M. passenger train. Do was found
by the side of the road about three
miles south of town. On the back of
his head i.ui gash about six inches, and
he win. in a daz.cd condition, Hu has
been missing from Camp Mitn.ilers for
several ila.vs. How become tube there,
ami how ho received his injuries is not
Uovoriiot llolcoinb had appointed
the following delegates to attend the
meeting of the gulf and interstate
transportation committee, called to
meet at Omaha . I line 'i'i: Nels Ander
son. Shifklc,,: Warwick- Saunders, Col
umbus: P.lljuh Stoddard, Omaha; .lohn
S. Freeman. Columbus; W. II, Thomp
son. Urand Island; Fred S. dossier,
Pawnee City: . I. S. Kennedy. Minden;
V. F. Loomis. lMholm. The object of
the committee is to devise ways ami
means to prevent discrimination in
rates by transportation companies.
II. U. Day if Ceatrice received a tel
egram from his mid, Jhisign Ucorge
Day tit Duliith. saving he had been or
dered to Now i orit city to take a post
on the Topeka. It is said that Lieu
tenant Mayor, also of lleutriee has
been ordered from Washington to the
same ship. The latter has been sta
tioned at W ashiugtuii and young Day
has been in the hydrographlc ollice at
Duluth. lie recently sent his father a
chart of Manila bay, showing the va
rying depths of the water ami every
point of interest. It is of particular
interest at this time.
In Lincoln the other day an un
known man committed rape on the
person of little five-year-old Annie
llusse daughter of Henry W. ltusse, a
oar eloauer. 'Che little girl, in com
pany witli two other children smaller
than herself, were picking flowers in
the vicinity of the S xtccnth .street
bridge across the Antelope. A strange
man came along and asked tin-smaller
children t.i go home which they did,
after which he accomplished his pur
pose under the bridge, giving the girl
a five cent piece to induce her to sub
mil to him. Oil I eers are dilllgeiitly
searching for the offender. The girl
was not severely injured.
In the federal court .lodge Munger
remanded to the district court of
Douglas county the ease, of the state
against the Omaha National (Sauk, in
which the attorney-general seeks to
recover the money paid out by the
bank, from .state general funds on de
posit in the defendant bank and on
the chock of .1. S Hartley as state
treasurer, the sum of 8J01.000, the
amount in payment of the warrant for
$I.S0.101.7.'i sold by the state treasurer
to the Chemical National bank of New
York. This is part of the amount for
which the state sued the bondsmen in
the ease which was recently decided
against the state by a Douglas county
Mayor Frank K. Monies of Omaha
according to the findings and recom
mendations of the rofereo of the su
preme court, was in default ns collec
tor ami custodian of public moneys
ami was ineligible to the otllce of
mayor of the city of Omaha when
elected. The referee recommends
that the petition of ex-Mayor liroatch
for rclnsteincnt in the ollice. of mayor
be granted. K. .1. Clements of Ord
was the referee appointed by the su
preme court to take evidence and re
port llndlngs of fiiet and conclusions
of law. The court will take up the
report in due time and adopt or re
ject It. The referee spent twenty days
all told in taking evidence and com
pleting his report.
Uovernor Ho'.eomb has Hied his brief
with the supreme court in the manda
mus case entitled Kosewater vs. llol
coinb. governor. The concluding par
agraph of the brief, which is signed
by Attorncy-Ucneral Smyth and
Deputy Kd i Smith, is as follows:
"The eourt knows, outside of the rec
ord In this case, that at the present
time the governor Is In eonstnnt com
munication willi the authorities of the
general government at Washington,
and Is giving pergonal attention to the
enlistment of troops and sending them
to the front In response to the call of
the president. To say that the gover
nor must drop those important matters
and give his personal attention to a
complaint filed and prompted by
questionable motives, andwliioli at best
Interests only a small portion of the
state. Is not only trilling but perilously
near ridiculous, Wo submit that no
hiioh (lower Is conferred upon this
court by the constitution, and if it did
exist, this is no occasion for its exer
cise, As it work train was distributing
rails about four miles east of Chappol,
Andrew lllaek lost his balance and
fell between the ears. The brake
beam of the next oar caught him,
broke his leg and made three holes In
his body, breaking all the ribs on one
side and tearing the lining from the
lungs. He cannot live.
Ciptaln Culver's cavalry troop at
Milford has been olllcially called for
ami will form a part of the Third regi
ment of the United States volunteer
cavalry under the rules and regulation
prescribed by the vvur department.
THEY ARE OURS TO KEEP,
i:tiriii(an IHiloiiiiil "" riilllMplnm tj
Should Held Tticiii,
Nrvv Yoiitf, May 1 1 A dispatch to
(ho New York World from London
says: Sir Charles Dilke, when n,lu.
whether any question of international
law or practice affected the Untied
Stales" right to retain the Philippines
"None whatever. The slates v.
hold the Philippines by the right i r
conquest. No power or powers v '
have the slightest title to Interfere
Sir Henry dowarth, M. P., n lea
lug authority on foreign politics toe.
international law. said: "1 have in
hesitation in saying that the United
States have a perfect right to hot
the Philippines and tinder the clrcim,
stances, It would bo both wise nnu
proper for the United States to kce
them. America's position is itidis
piitablc, and nil the, members of par
llatncnt who are authorities to whoti.
I have spoken agree that the Unltcn
States shall not give them up."
A dispatch to the Now York W'orlo
from Homo says: "Uuldo Hacclli, tin
celebrated statesman and the coming
premier, in an interview, said:
"America should keep the Philip
pines, llrst, because from tho .stand
point of international law she has the
right of conquest, and, secondly, from
the standpoint of policy. The United
Stato Is tho only power which can
now have them, as they should not be
receded to Spain, which, being with
out u licet and finances, the islands
would become res dcrcllettt n bone of
eon lent ion for the I'hiropeau powers,
thereby precipitating the Far F.n&t
OFF FOR CUDA.
I'lrAt Cnrrriiinrtit Kipoilltlmi With Arm)
nml Ammunition tin. Si.tteit.
Tavim, Fla . May II. I'lio steamer
.Tussle, one of the Ma'.lory lino boats,
chartered by the government for tiso
as a transport, sailed for Cuba tiufore
daylight this morning, louded with
arms, ammunition and supplies fur
nished by the I nited States govern
ment for the use of the Cuban Insur
gents. A company of 100 United
States troops from the First regiment
of Infantry accompanied the expedi
tion and will aid in guarding tho
landing of tho valuable cargo, unil
will, if necessary, penotrato into tho
interior far enough to place tho sup
plies in the hands of tho insurgents.
The expedition was lit ehitrgo of Caji
tain W. (. Dor.st, Ueneral Miles' aide,
who has just returned from Cubit.
The Uussle has on board between
5,000 and T.noi) Springfield rllles, about.
?o,U00 rounds of ammunition and
several hundred boxes of provisions,
jonslstlng principally of canned meat
Major Ueneral .lames F. Wade is
now In command of the army of in-,
vasion, by his right as senior officer,
displacing Major Ueneral W. It. Shaf
tcr, heretofore in command. Orders
to this effect were received from
Washington last night
PROBABLY 1,000 KILLED.
Awful Drath l-ot Coated by the llrenit
Itlutft In Italy.
LoMiof, May It. According to
special dispatches from Koine, twenty
three provinces in ltoly arc virtually,
though not formally, lu a stuto of
The riots nrc largely the outcome of
crushing taxation, which makes even
salt cost 10 pence per pound. Thou
sands of tho poor are thereby deprived
and die from tho terrible disease,
peeligra. Tho fact that Ueneral
llucrch has been niado virtually dic
tator at Florence is significant 11b
earned his titlo of "tho butcher" by
the savage cruelties he ordered during
the Mitssa Docarrara riots .some yearn
"It Is extremely dlllioult to spenk
with accuracy ns to tho numbers of
killed and wounded. Probably it
would not be exaggerating to fix the.
number of deaths at a little short of
1,000. What are the numbers of tht
wounded 1 shall not attempt to say.
Many casualties will probably never
be kuovvu "
A SKIRMISH OFF CUBA. ,
forprilo limit Window Gobi Into r.ay,
Bngment Willi Three Fpantili lioaUT
Kkv WY.XT, Fla.. May 11. Tho tor
pedo boat W Inslow engaged three
Spanish gunboats off Cardenas bay
Sunday afternoon. She disabled one
and came out unscratched.
Lieutenant Bernardo, Kniign Hop1-'
ley and tho men of tho WinsM
uioiigui onus ot tiircu to nuu imr, nr
their I pounders it mutch for tho Sou
Ish aggregation of it-pound rllles. 'l,'
was a brilliant minor eiigagomeut
The Spanish gunboats at Cardeniu
are small, uiiarmorcu cratt, about tin
length of tho Winslovv, hut moimtitiij
Hpu.Uli Still Arrosn.it.
hoviioN, May 11 A dispatch fror
Hong ICnng says a communlcntlo
from Manila asserts that tho Spaularci
lira kflll nrrominf. nml tint ltlultr v
surrender until tho city Is blown
pieces. A telegraph operator hi)
gone, with tho McCulloch to see vlitj
can bo done with the cable.
ltrqustle.l to l.cnre WianglmL
I'KhiN, May 11. In consequence
the declaration of neutrality by Chi
lu tho war between tho United Stat
and Spain, tho Tsiing-ll-yameiv
requesteil tlie L'nlleit States stcu
Monoeaey to leave Shanghai
Oritur for ln.O'JO 1'onclim.
Ci.i:vj:i.am). Ohio, May II. T
Cleveland rubber works has just
celved a rush order from tho Unlv
States government to furnish "
ponchas for the volunteer array
chat, arc light rubber blankets, t
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