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Sailors and Firemen on British
NEW YORK, March 10. The British
steamer Camperdown arrived this morn
ing from. Cuban ports, sugar laden, with
12 of her crew in irons. Instead of pro
ceeding to her dock, after leaving quar
antine, she dropped anchor off the Statue
of Liberty, and Captain Smith sent for
the police-boat patrol. When the patrol
steamed up alongside of the Camperdown,
the police found the men in irons, charged
with mutiny. Six of the prisoners were
firemen and six seamen. The patrol trans
ferred the prisoners to shore, and they
were taken in patrol wagons to a police
station, where they arrived In handcuffs.
The Camperdown, while on a voyage
from Cuba to New York, grounded on
Cape Lookout shoals, off the North Caro
lina coast, March 4. She was gotten off
two days afterward, without assistance or
difficulty, and apparently uninjured.
When Captain Smith gave orders for the
steamer to proced to her destination, part
of the crew refused to obey the order, but
offered no violence. The British Consul
was notified this afternoon that the men
were looked up in the Church-street sta
tion, and It Is probable that they will be
taken before a United States Commission
BURNED TO DEATH.
Three Men and Seventy-six Horses
Victims of Livery Stable Fire.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 10. Three
men and 76 head of horses were burned to
death this morning In a fire which de
stroyed Morton's livery stable, at Leav
enworth and Geary streets. The three
men were asleep in the hay loft- They
were Charles White, Charles Young and
R. Jamleson, and were employed at the
stable. The horses for the most part were
delivery animals. Outside of the loss of
life, the damage resulting from the fire
Railroad Offices Damaged $250,000.
NEW YORK, March 10. The building
owned and occupied by the New York &
Hartford Railway for the general offices
of the several departments, on Willis
avenue, was damaged by fire early this
evening. The loss Is placed at 5250,000.
Thirty clerks escaped with difficulty.
Duke of Manchester in Dublin.
DUBLIN. March 10. The Duke and
Duchess of Manchester arrived today at
20-26 North First Street
J. Q. Mack & Co.
86-88 Third St,
Ofttslte Ouster if CHwerce
C. W. KXOWLES. Mgr.
sikets, fmtiumr, mmii
$1.00, $1.50, $2.00 per Day
Bottle or Syringe
Fourth and Washington Sts.
$3.00 PER DAY
Involves Superintcndency m "Well as
WASHINGTON, March 10. It appears
that the trouble at the Naval Observatory
Is not altogether of a personal nature. It
involves the old question of whether the
observatory should be under the superin
tendency 'of a line officer of the Navy or
of a professional astronomer. The latter
view has been held by the astronomical
profession at large, and also by such Sec
retaries as Secretary Tracy and Secre
tary Long. This is not founded upon the
finding of persons qualified in the line of
the Navy, or upon any dissatisfaction
with the present incumbent, but upon the
fact that frequent changes of duty, to
which naval officers are subject
at short Intervals, prevents continuity of
administration, and also upon the prin
ciple that the appointment of superintend
ent should be made from persons In or out
of the naval service, without restriction
to any class, and that the observatory
should secure the most accomplished and
competent astronomer that can be found
Captain Richard B. Paddock.
WASHINGTON, March 10. The War
Department today received word of the
death of Captain Richard B. Paddock,
of the Sixth Cavalry, at Tien Tsln, Chi
na, yesterday, from pneumonia. Captain
Paddock was appointed to the Army from
Illinois, In October, 1SS4.
Charles Kennedy, Railroad Man.
CHICAGO, March 1L Charles Ken
nedy, assistant general passenger agent
of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific
Railroad, died at an early hour this"
morning In St. Luke's Hospital. Two
weeks ago he underwent a difficult sur
Tribute to Late Senator Magee.
PITTSBURG. Pa.. March 10. Fully 20,
000 persons paid tribute to the late State
Senator Magee today by viewing his re
mains as they lay In state at his late
home at "The Maples," between the hours
of 1 and 6 P. M. The funeral will take
place Tuesday afternoon.
Creditors 3Iny Form Corporation.
YOUNGSTOWN, O. March 10. The
creditors of the Continental Iron Com
pany, now in bankruptcy, are forming a
plan to organize a corporation, each tak
ing stock to the amount of their claims,
purchasing the property and mill and
putting It In operation.
HEAVY WIND STORM
The Middle West Suffered
CHICAGO LOSS ABOUT $175,000
Telephone, Telegraph and Railroad
Companies Were Greatest Suf
ferersWorst Gale Since I860,
a Chicago Harbor.
CHICAGO, March I0.-One of the worst
wind storms of the season struck Chi
cago early today, and. during the two
hours that it was at its height, damaged
property throughout the city to the ex
tent of $175,000. Many heavy plate-glass
windows were blown in. Telegraph and
telephone companies were the worst suf
ferers, and it will be some time before
order can be restored. Thousands of poles
were blown down, and Chicago was prac
tically isolated from the West and
Northwest by telephone and telegraph to
night, and all day today. The long-distance
telephone service was crippled bad
ly, and was of little or no value. Up to
a late hour tonight neither Milwaukee
nor Minneapolis could be reached by long
The storm is believed to have been
the most severe in Southern Wisconsin.
Along a short stretch of the Milwaukee
road In Southern Wisconsin 500 telegraph
poles are down. Reports from, many points
in Indiana and Kentucky also indicate
heavy damage from the storm. The West
ern Union and Postal Telegraph Com
panies suffered severely by fallen poles.
It Is estimated that there were no fewer
than 3000 poles In the city thrown down
by tho fury of the wind and storm. Tele
graph service almost as far west as
Omaha was stopped until late this even
ing. Trains entering Chicago were delayed
from 10 minutes to an hour. The Bur
lington and Milwaukee & St. Paul Com
panies were the worst sufferers in this
respect. All the roads suffered damage to
their tracks and switch yards. At the
life-saving station at the mouth of the
Chicago River It was considered the
worst gale that has struck Chicago Har
bor since 1SC9. The water, lashed Into
fury, came up to the life-saving station
and flooded the floor for the first time In
12 years. Most of the shipping was pro
tected In Winter quarters, so that the
damage done to It was slight.
The passenger steamers Indiana and the
City of Grand Rapids, plying between
here and Milwaukee, were caught square
ly in the gale." After many attempts the
City of Grand Rapids managed to get In
side the harbor at Kenosha, where she
remained until the storm had abated. The
Indiana- put Into port at Chicago, In the
midst of the storni.. with all her passen
gers seasick ahd panic stricken. They
described It as the wildest night Lake
Michigan has known In years.
bouthern Wisconsin suffered severely
from the storm. The Wisconsin Tele
phone Company reports that the entire
system of the icompany has been para
lyzed, and that Racine, Kenosha and most
of the other lake shore cities are entirely
cut off. Racine is reported to have suf
fered more heavily than other towns In
the state. The principal streets are cov
ered with wreckage, and telephone and
telegraph wires and 'poles He tangled to
gether in great heaps in many of the
thoroughfares. The damage to the light
wires was so great that the city was left
In darkness tonight to avoid danger from
loose live wires.
Burlington. Cedar Rapids, Indianola and
Creston bore the brunt of the storm in
In Indianola the telegraphs were de
stroyed and the telephone company suf
fered $20,000 damages in the destruction
of its wires and operating apparatus.
There was a heavy snow at Cedar Rapids
all day today. Trains were blockaded, and
telephone and telegraph companies were
forced to abandon all business.
THE TEXAS TORNADO.
Four More Deaths Reported Aid to
Be Asked for Sufferers.
DALLAS, Tex.. March 10. Further re
ports of yesterday's tornado at Will's
Point have made no additions to the
death list As stated in last night's re
ports, iour people were killed outright.
Up to tonight, eight deaths are reported
from Will's Point tornado. Alice John
son died last night from fright. She was
sick at the home of her father when the
storm struck the town.
R. L. Walters and two of J. Williams'
children are reported dying.
The property loss In Will's Point Is esti
mated at 575,000, and In Van Zandt and
surrounding country 5JO0.O0O.
The storm section extends Into Arkan
sas. Louisiana and up the Mississippi Val
ley nearly to Memphis, which region is
almost without wire or rail.
Telegraph companies are finding It dif
ficult to gather details of the storm, but
enough is known on which to base esti
mates of property losses approximating
51.000,000 to the southeastern farming and
other Interests, and at least a score of
The storm at New Boston was not so
severe as reported last night. About 12
houses were partly wrecked and J. L. Pet
tus and Jasper Phillips so badly hurt that
they are expected to die.
Railroad trains to Dallas from the
storm-stricken districts have been badly
delayed today and tonight. Passengers
report extensive destruction of property
along the lines.
Mayor Finney tonight Issued a state
ment on the Will's Point situation. He
says nearly 100 persons are entirely desti
tute and are being cared for by the local
authorities. A relief committee has been
formed. At present contributions will be
asked for from Texas only. If the condi
tions In the country districts develop bad
ly the request for aid may be extended.
One Killed, Trro Fatally Injured.
EMERY, Tex., March 10. The storm
which passed ever Wills Point .yesterday
killed one .man near Sabine River. In
Raines, Mr. Miller was severely Injured,
and W. T. Lewis, together with his en
tire family of six, were Injured, two fa
tally. The little boy reported dead was
alive this morning. Tne attending physi
cian says the boy's 16-year-old sister can
not recover. Lewis' house was completely
destroyed, and the buildings of Mes&rs.
Miller and Foreman, Holder, Buchanan
and Cochran were badly damaged.
CLOUDBURST IN KENTUCKY.
Streets Were .Undermined Badly
Buildings in Danger.
OWENSBORO, Ky., March 10. A cloud
burst here last night did great damage.
The sewer well and a big water main
on Main and Davics streets burst, and
a hole 23 feet deep and about 50 feet
wide was torn In the streets for some dis
tance. The streets were undermined bo
badly that today part of -them caved In.
The Temple Theater and Anderson'3 de
partment store near by are both under
mined and are In danger.
Last nlsht the city was in total dark
ness. Electric-light poles in many places
were down, and, an a gas main burst on
Slain street, all gas had to be turned off.
A big force of men has been at work
all day trying to repair the damage done
and to prevent other and more serious
Heavy Snovr In Missouri and Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 10. Last
night's snow storm was one of the sever
est of the Winter in Western Missouri
and Northern Kansas. While the fall
was not heavy. It drifted badly. The
Missouri Pacific had a" passenger train
stuck in a drift for six hours near James
town, Kan, There are bad drifts on a
number of Missouri Pacific branches, but
they have no Sunday trains. Two en
gines were on all trains today. Wind
and sleet at some points caked on the
wires and caused more, or less Interrup
tion of telegraphic and telephonic com
munication. Two Negroes Mortally Hnrt.
FULTON, Ky., March 10. In the ter
rific storm that swept this section last
night, the damage was the greatest at
Clinton and Hickman. At Clinton 20
negro cabins were demolished, two negroes
mortally hurt and many others badly
bruised and mashed, part of Marvin Col
lege was unroofed, the water-works plant
destroyed, and eight freight cars blown
from the track. At Hickman the Baptist
Church was destroyed by wind. A large
number of houses and barns were blown
down In Fulton and Hickman Counties.
The loss of property la large.
Boy Killed in Arkansas.
LITTLE ROCK. Ark., March 10. A
heavy rain, wind and thunder storm, ac
companied by lightning, visited Arkansas
yesterday. At Vanburn lightning struck
the residence of James Morrell, render-,
lng his wife unconscious and a boy was
knocked down in the street. At Conway
15 business houses were unroofed, three
others blown and many at ;res flooded. Re
ports from Pine Pralrin ..ays that a cy
clone struck there, wrecking everything
In its path. A boy named Turner was
Three Persons Killed.
PARAGOULD, Ark., Marchf 10. Last
night's storm killed three persons In
Greene County, and wrought much prop
erty damage. At Rockhlll Mrs. Millie
Davis and a 13-year-old boy named Oscar
Roberts were killed by falling timbers.
At Jackson Commissary. Charles Browl
lng, a well-known young business man,
was killed outright by the roof of his
house falling In. Several persons are re
ported Injured. Much damage to small
buildings, fences and trees Is reported.
Telephone Service Paralyzed.
GRAND RAPIDS. Mich., March 10. To
day's winds, sleet apd rain storm has al
most paralyzed the state telephone serv
ice. The line of the Michigan Telephone
Company, about Ionia, Is a mass of tangled
Iron and broken poles. The citizens' com
mittee is also badlv crlppiSd. The- loss
will amount to several thousand dollars.
At St. Joseph 400 telephones were burned
out by contact with trolley wires. In
Benton Harbor the wires of the company
are all down.
Three Persons Killed by Tornado.
FOREST CITY, Ark., March 10. Three
persons were killed and many Injured In
this vicinity last night by a tornado, and
15 houses, and miles of fences and many
trees were leveled to the ground. 'a en
"miles northeast, the tornado shattered the
house of J. A. Woodv. killing Woody and
seriously injuring his wife and his step
son. Bob AHen. The other victims were
Telephone Line Damnged $20,000.
DETROIT. Mich.. March 10. Over 1000
telephones were rendered useless today by
the rain which fell and froze during the
entire morning. The 20-mile an hojur
wind which accompanied the rain raised
havoc with the wires, weighed down as
they were by the Ice. Officials of the
Michigan Telephone Company tonight esti
mated their total loss in the state at
Three Houses Overturned.
PADUCAH. Ky.. March 10. A storm
struck the neighborhood of Masons Mill
last night, and overturned three houses
filled with negroes. Twenty stables were
blown down, and many horses killed. The
Catholic, Presbyterian and Baptist
churches were destroyed. Loss, $50,000.
Dwelling Wrecked ly Tornado.
PRINCETON, Ind., March 10. A tornado
last night wrecked one dwelling and
moved several others from their places.
Hundreds of outbuildings were demolished.
No lives were lost. The Courthouse and
High School buildings were much dam
aged. Battle-Ship Delayed by Storm.
PENSACOLA, Fla.. March 10. There
was a severe storm on the Gulf last
night, and on account of the high seas
today the battle-ship Alabama did not
sail on her final trial trip.
Ohio Is Rising.
PITTSBURG, Pa., March 10. The Ohio
River Is at coal boat stage with 15 feet
of water at the dam at midnight and ris
ing. Reports from up river show rain and
rivers rising at all points.
HARRISON IS WORSE.
Ex-President's Condition Notv Re
garded as Serious.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., March 10. Tho
condition of ex-President Harrison is se
rious. Dr. Jameson stated today that the
upper part of General Harrison's left
lung was Inflamed. There Is some dan
ger of the congestion extending to the
rest of the lung and to the right lung.
Until 3 o'clock this afternoon. General
Harrison was resting easy, but at that
time he became slightly worse and Dr.
Jameson was called. He said that he was
certain nothing was to be apprehended"
for the next 4S hours but the age of the
patient renders all calculations uncertain.
At 8 o'clock this evening General Har
rison was suffering some pain, but was
resting comparatively easy.
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. March 11. At an
early hour this (Monday) morning there
was no change In the condition of Gen
eral Harrison, either for the worse or bet
ter. He was still resting easily, with little
pain, but rather a high fever. His tem
perature at midnight was 102i. Dr.
Francis O. Dorsey remains at the resi
dence all night, to be In readiness at any
unfavorable; symptom In the patient.
Labor Amalgamation Plan Opposed.
CHICAGO, "March 10. The Chicago
Building Material Trades' Council today
indorsed the attitude of the Chicago Fed
eration of Labor in its opposition to the
proposed amalgamation plan of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, as enunciated
at the Louisville convention.
JAPAN MAKES MOVE
Battle-Ship Ordered From
England to Yokohama.
OTHER ORDERS TO THE NAVY
Activity Indicates That Government
Regards Par East Situation as Se
rious Russia's Action in Man
churia Regarded as Bluff.
LONDON, March 10. "Tho Japanese
battle-ship Hatsuz, just completed In
England, has been ordered to proceed
hither with all possible speed," says the
LIEUTENANTtCOLOXEL WILLIAM E. DOUGHERTY.
VANCOUVER. TVaah. March 10. Lleutenant-T:o!one? William TS. TJtrdsbviHVvrbcf 1ia
Just been promoted to Colonelcy, is in command of the Sventh Infantry, with headquar
ters at. this post.. Colonel Doughertr was born, in Ireland, and was educated In England
and Germany:- He began his military ' career as a private in the First United States
Infantry, at the beginning of the Civil War. He was commissioned First Lieutenant of
volunteers. February 10. 1SC3, along with Colonel Klchard Comba. ot the Fifth United
States Infantry, and Colonel Emerson Llscom, of the Ninth Infantry, who was killed In
battle before Tien Tsln, China. He participated In the campaigns of the Army of tha
Potomac up to the battle of Chancellorsville. in 18C3;' the VIcksburg campaign; the Teche
and Red River expeditions, and the expedition against Mobile. Ho waa slightly wounded
at Shephcrdstown Ford; again at Fredericksburg and a third time at VIcksburg. He waa
twice taken prisoner, but escaped each time. Since the Civil War he spent 25 years
among the Apaches, the Indiana of Hoopa -Valley, and Itound Valley. In California, where
he served as Indian agent for. 12 years, and in -the Pin .Ridge country. He was In tho
campaign against the Sioux In 1S00 and ISM. Colonel Dougherty was made Major of the
First Infantry In May. 1S0S, and Lieutenant-Colonel in June, 1800. The latter year he
served six months in Cuba.
Yokohama correspondent of the Dally
Mall. "Other orders given to the Japan
ese navy Indicate the seriousness with
which the Japanese Government views
the situation in the far East.
"Well-informed Japanese regard Rus
sia's action In Manchuria as a gigantic
bluff. Inspired by the notion that Eng
land's hands are tied In South Africa; but
as Germany Is only half-hearted In the
maintenance of Chinese Integrity, a coali
tion with Japan Is Improbable, and Japan
Is too much embarrassed In her finances
to do more than to protest and to en
deavor to secure compensating advan
tages In Corea."
Comment on American Attitude.
LONDON, March 11. Commenting ed
itorially upon the attitude of the United
States Government towards the Manchu
rian convention, the Times says:
"Apparently the Washington Govern
ment's reply depends upon the moving
force of their exhortations to Induce Rus
sia to abandon the convention, or China
to refuse to sign it. The reed seems des
Chinese Signature Assured.
LONDON, March 11. "Chinese signa
ture of the Manchurian convention Is
practically assured," says the St. Peters
burg correspondent of the Dally Mall,
"because Russia last August sent to- the
Empress Dowager 7500 poods of bar sil
ver." EMMETT'S BIRTHDAY.
Mayor Daly, of Limerick, Spoke at a
flfevr York Celebration.
NEW YORK, March 10. The 123d anni
versary of the birth of Robert Emmett,
thft Irish natrlot was celebrated under tho
auspices of the Clan-Na-Gael tonight by
a concert and mass meeting in the Acad-
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emy or anisic, xne oration was aeuverea
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By Mayor John .Daly, or i.imencK, who
appeared on the platform with the gold
links of office around his neck.
Mayor Daly, after thanking the audi
ence In the name of the corporation of
Limerick, and tne pccple of Ireland, for
the cordial reception riven him, said in.
"You may realize the significance of
Limerick's Mayor addressing you on this
memorable occasion when you learn that
he was Invited to attend a meeting In
honor of the Queen lees than a year ago.
He did not accept that Invitation because
Limerick's Mayor, Limerick's people or
Limerick's corporation had no stomach
ior nononng ingiana s vjueen. iimencKs crally express confidence In the business
people, however, have a place for their . situation and declare that the present pes
klndred In America, and selected their 1 slmism Is exaggerated.
Mayor, who had worn shackles for his The demand for money during the week
country, and now wears those golden i was considerable, and. the private rate
links as a reward for his fealty to the
oia cause, as a lining representative to
send to' Chicago and New York."
Mayor Daly devoted some time to eulo
gizing the services of Emmet, and then
turned his attention to the task of scor
ing England for her treatment of Ireland
and the South African Republics. Along
this line he said:
"The Irish people today cannot take to
the hillsides, because they have no arms,
and the standing ganlfion Is too powerful.
There Is plenty of space in South Africa,
and I can tell you that the new generation
In Ireland possesses the spirit of rebellion
and example set by the Boers has made
them ready for the fray.
"Good men tell us that the only hope for
Ireland Is the burning of London. I am
not taking that job, because it Is too big
a one, but if there la any man who thinks
he can go over and do in London what
Kitchener is doing in the Transvaal, I
will not try to stop him.
"I believe there is still hope for Ireland,
because I think the French Government
has during the past five years stowed
away more coal than It has used for four
years. If the French are storing up coal
In that fashion, one would naturally be
lieve that they are going to make it hot
LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE.
State of South African War Almost
Caused a Stagnant "Weelr.
LONDON, March 10. The Stock Ex
change last week was almost stagnant,
pending an announcement of the budget
proposals of a definite state of the South
African war. The few dealings which
were reported Indicate a mbst favorable
tone, but the dearness of money prevents
any recovery. In Investment securities
there has been much profit-taking. In
view of tho settlement, consols closed
lower at 9C1. under the expectation of a
large Issue to cover war expenditures.
The American market opened with gen
erally upward movements, but subse
quently became unsettled and closed un
steady. Among the Increases were Chi
cago. Milwaukee & St. Paul; Chesapeake
& Ohio preferred, which rose ?; Norfolk
& Western common, , and Reading firsts,
Yn. Southern Railway preferred fell 1
point, Denver. & Rio Grande and Southern
Pacific ?i, Denver & Rio Grande preferred
There was a further general rise in
South African mining shares on the re
ported negotiations between Lord Kitch
ener and General Botha. Rands closed
better at 43, and others with an Improve
ment of .
Money was in active demand and scarce
until yesterday, when the supply became
more plentiful, rates closing easy. Until
Monday, 1: fixtures, 3&S3?i; three
months bills, 3.
On the Berlin Bourse.
BERLIN, March-10. The activity of the
bourse last week was again confined to
a few specialties. Apart from these the
bourse was inactive. Quotations for im
perial and Prussian loans showed slight
changes. Nevertheless, all 4 per cent
loans were firm upon a good demand from
the public. The leading feature of the
week was the number of municipal loans
announced for early subscription.
Among foreign rentes, Turkish, Portu
guese and Mexicans were sold for real
ization. Australians and Argentines were
in good demand. Among railroad securi
ties, only the Canadians attracted bidders.
Thero was a lively speculation In Trans
vaals, owing to the reported negotiations
between Lord Kitchener and General
Botha. Bank stock was firm, mostly ris
ing several points. Lloyd's shares weak
ened upon the announcement regarding
capital. The local market for Industrials
1 was dul1 and weak- Numerous pessimistic
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and prices continued to fall. English pig
iron on the Dusseldorf bourse fell 5
marks, and Is arriving In Increased quan
tities. The arrivals of English coal caused
a weakening In coal shares. Iron shares
were further depressed yesterday upon
a reported quarrel in the pig-iron syndi
cate. Efforts have been resumed for the re
organization of the rolling-mill and sheets-
mill syndicates, which will hold a confer
l ence March 16. Representatives of the
mills were In conference at Berlin yes
terday, and the organization of a syn
dicate Is expected.
Notwithstanding the favorable Industrial
. reports published last week, traders sen
j of discount, which has receded to 3 per
cent, rose yesterday.
Foreign exchange moved in Germany's
favor. The United Mannheim banks took
the new Mannheim 4 per cent loan at
The Constantinople correspondent of the
j Frankfurter Zeltung says the charter of
the Anatolian Railway Company has been
renewed for several years.
Spanish Gunboat Ashore.
MADRH5, March 10. The Spanish srun-
I boat Ponce de Leon Is ashore near Huelae.
about 50 miles southwest of Seville.
CUBANS STILL HOPE
Radicals Maintain Right to
OPPOSE PLATT AMENDMENT
Attribute Action of Congress to the
Trusts Believe American People
Favo- Granting Abso
lute Independence. j
HAVANA. March 10. Although tho po
litical demonstrations have ended, tho
radical element In the Cuban Coirstitu
tional Convention has not given up hopo
that the United States will recede from
the position regarding the Piatt amend
ment. The radical press 13 doing every
thing in Its power to keep this view
before the public. It .attributes the ac
tion of the United States Congress to.
the influence of tho trusts, declaring
that the American people generally aro
in favor of giving Cuba absolute Inde
pendence, and of rebuking the action of
Articles from the American papers
which seem to sustain the attitude of tho
convention are given publicity.
Senor Gualmerto Gomez says In La
"Let us maintain our energetic resolu
tion to be free, but let us avoid furnish
ing the slightest pretext for the un
healthy imperialism which is corrupting
the blood of a generous people, and In
fluencing them to trample upon our
rights. Let us still have faith In ths
justice of our cause and In the honor of
the country which produced Washington,
Jefferson and Lincoln."
At street corners at various public
places placards have been posted which
"To the people of the United States:
Do not make any promises that you are
not sure to keep and never go back on
the word you have given."
(Signed) "GEORGE WASHINGTON."
This Is recommended to the considera
tion of "All worthy compatriots of tho
ThU3 far the radical members of the
convention remain firm in their determ
ination not to accept the Piatt amend
ment. The committee on foreign relations will
meet tomorrow, but a final report Is
not expected for several days..
TO ORGANIZE GOVERNMENT.
Philippine Commission Leave for
MANILA, March 10. Judge Taf t and his
associates of tho United States Philip
pine Commission, accompanied by their
wives and a number of prominent Fili
pinos, embarked today on the United
States transport Sumner and sailed for
Lucena, Province of Tayabas. Luzon,
where they will organize the provincial
government. At the time of .their de
parture tho pier was thonged with na
tives. The Insurgents have surrendered 500
rifles in the Province of Pampanga,
Bulacan and Bataan during- the last four
The Methodists report 120 converts In
Manila last week and tho Phillpplno
Evangelical Church claims to have se
cured many new members.
Explains Failure of Zinc Mine.
NEW YORK. March 10. John G. Ly
man tonight sent out a statement explain
ing in detail his connection with the In
ternational Zinc Company, owning mines
at Joplln Mo., which recently passed Into
the hands of a receiver. Mr. Lyman,
after reviewing the formation of the
firm of Joshua Brown & Co., said the
winding up of the affairs of the concern
and the closing of their office last De
cember was directly due to their own
heavy Investment In the shares of tha
International Zinc Company, and losses
in connection with the same. It was re
ported the earnings of the mines wero
carefully examined by a firm of ac
countants and certified as correct. He
also stated that every dollar which
should have gone to the International
Zinc Company was paid to It. In con
clusion he cites the fact that when tha
company was brought out zinc sold at
a price Including $10 per ton profit, where
as It now barely Includes $2, a decline so
serious that none but the most favored
companies has been ab' to survive.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWS.
Ex-President Benjamin Harrison's condition
is serious. Page 1.
The Middle "West was yesterday visited by a
wind storm which did great damage. Sev
eral lives -were lost. Page 1.
Mrs. Natlon'B newspaper, "The Smasher's
Mall," has appeared. Page 2.
Dewet, with 400 Boers, has escaped to tha
i northward. Pago 2.
It is reported that Kitchener demands uncon
dltloaal surrender from Boers. Page 2.
Japan has ordered new battle-ship from Eng
land to Yokohama. Page 1.
Other activity indicates that It considers far
East "situation serious. Pago 1.
Radical Cubans still hope for absolute inde
pendence, and that the United States will
not enforce Piatt amendment. Page 1.
Philippine Commission leaves to organize pro
visional government in Lucena. Page 1.
Ll Hung Chang Is again seriously 111. Page 2.
General Chaffee refuses to allow the decapita
tion of several Boxer chiefs coifdemned by a,
Chinese Judge. Page 2.
This is the last week of the session. Page 3.
The most Important bills to be considered are:
General appropriations. Increase of Supremo
Court and Pan-American exhibit. The last
two have passed the House. Page 3.
Ex-Fish Commissioner Reed may contest tho
right of "Warden Van Dusen to succcd
him. Page 3.
Meglers cannery, at Brookfleld. "Wash., was
damaged $13,000 by fire. Page 3.
Superintendent Ormsby. of the Cascade re
serve, recommends that Indians be prohibit
ed from hunting thereon from June to Sep
tember. Page 3.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland business men will entertain members
of Chicago Commercial Club. Page 10.
Lightship Xo. 50 may be floated. Page 10.
Utah and Idaljo friendly to Portland's cen-.
tennial exhibition. Page 5.
Grace Methodist Church discharges $22,000
debt. Page 10.
Today's school' election will be governed by
the law of 1S08. Page 10.
Thomas Potter, of Oregon City, falls from
steamer Hassalo. Page 6.