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LATEST NEWS FROM CUBA , Insurgent Leaders Effect a Junction. Report of JJarbarous Cruelties of the Spanish Troops The Exodus Grows la Volume Story that the "Hawkins" Was not Lost Sugar Mills Working Under Military Protection, at Haavy Expense. New York. Feb. 3. A dispatch to the World from Havana says: Maximo Gomez, accompanied ;by 4000 mounted men, succeeded late Thursday In recrossing the Trocha or .military line established by the Sapnlards be-,r, be-,r, Havana and Batabano. He b few mil.-R south of Beiucan ,,- n,,..ru -(inti)rfl. which Is about - r,,.i-th nf nulvican. At the toil 11111' f (mi w . same time he destroyed a small, culvert, cul-vert, tore up the railroad tracks, -cut the telegraph wires and crippled ,the section of railroad between iimcon Uuivican. People wonder how Gomez evaded the Spanish columns, and how it was possible for him .to practically cut through the wall of men of which the Spanish Generals expect so much. At the very time Gomes played thi trick on the Spanish guard along the Troca Gen. Marin, the acting Governor-General Governor-General of Cuba, who had left Havana the same day at the head of the best equipped force put in the field during the present rebellion, was slumbering quietly, surrounded by his troops, at San Antonio de Los Banos. about ten miles east of Guanajay. While Gomez was coming east awl approaching the trocha, Gen. Marin and his troops were going west and a train from Rincon toward Guanajay. Gomez's rounte of march was parallel with the railroad used by Marin and not more than from nix to ten miles distant at any time. Yet they did not learn until the following follow-ing morning (Friday) that Gomez was in the east again. The first intimation received here was by a telegram from Guivican. An exceedingly large number of people peo-ple have been leaving Cuba in the past fortnight, and It seems as if the exodus exo-dus has only Just begun. Every steamer steam-er leaving Havana carries hundreds of families, not only to the United States, but to Mexico, South America and Wist India ports. Steamship agents talk of putting on extra steamers to carry the passengers away. Some sugar plantations in the extreme ex-treme eastern province of the island are grinding. All that are grinding are doing so under strong military guard and are compelled to feed the troops, and the profits are very small. One or two plantations, it Is said, obtained permission from Gomez to start their machinery. GOMEZ AND MACEO TOGETHER. Key West, Fla Feb. 3. By mail from Havana,.- Gomez and Maceo have met. The meeting, It Is said, took place at a plantation near Arte-mtsa, Arte-mtsa, in the province of Plnar del Rio, at the very time that Acting Governor General Marin, with five columns, was looking for the rebel chiefs only fourteen four-teen miles to the northward, near San Antonio de Los Banos. It was supposed sup-posed that the guarded railroad line from Havana to Batabano would prevent pre-vent the meeting, but Gomes crossed the line, and Maceo, with a comparatively compara-tively small part of his forces, made a quick march from the westermost point pf the lalapd and kept his tryst. BARBAROgj QHUjLTIES, Spanish Soldiers Charged with Shooting Shoot-ing 30 Women and Children. Key West. Fla., Feb. 3. Some time ago, when the Insurgents entered Sa-banllla. Sa-banllla. the Spanish official report stated stat-ed that they were driven out by the garrison and that "unfortunately three women were killed by stray bullets." The truth of what happened there has just been learned, and It shows the Spaniards are acting as barbarously In Cuba, as the Kurds in Armenia. Sa-banllla. Sa-banllla. which is an Important town in Matanzas province, was entered by 400 insurgents under Garcia. The Spanish regulars retreated to the barracks and made no resistance. The Spanish volunteers, vol-unteers, however, retreated to the church and fired upon the Insurgents. The Insurgents returned the fire, killing five Yoluntera. The volunteers, tn$n oeased firing. The inhabitants received the Insurgents Insur-gents Joyfully and many poor people who had eatert nothing but cane were fed by Garcia, who had the merchants open their stores and told the people to take food. Thirty stores were looted of provisions, and one storekeeper was shot for resisting. The Insurgents then retired. As soon as they were gone the Spanish volunteers cume out of the church and opened fire on the people In the streets. Forty-six were killed, of whom thirty were women and children. chil-dren. Their only offense was (heeling the Insurgents ami taking food to save themselve from starvation. After shooting these people the volunteers took ten Cubans, who had surrendered on promise of amnesty, and shot thwin In cold blood. Two thousand men, women wo-men and children have reached Matanzas Matan-zas from Sabanllla. They fled fearing further massacres by the Spanish volunteers. vol-unteers. These are facts vouched for by Mayor Juan Galvez of Sabanllla, who Is In Havana to ask Gen. Marin to punish the volunteers. Watching a Suspected Vessel. Perth Amboy, N. J., Feb. 3. It la reported here that the Spanish authorities authori-ties will make some movement against the steamer "Neptuno," suspected of being under the control of the Cuban authorities. Among those who visited the ship yards of Hugh Ramsay Sunday Sun-day two men, evidently Spaniards, were the most prominent. They went through the yards several times and gazed curiously at the "Neptuno," which Is In the dry-dock. They avoided those who attempted to speak to them, and did not talk to any of the other visitors In the yard. Mr. Rnmsny said that the "Neptuno" was hauled Into the dry-dock Saturday to have her bottom bot-tom scraped and painted. She would probably remain on the dock until Tuesday. Mr. Ramsay said that he noticed no-ticed the two Spaniards In the yard. The canes of guns which arrived here by the "Pennsylvania" will. It is said, be placed ou board the ship. Mr. Rum-say Rum-say said that If any one attempted to seize the steamer or prevent her departure de-parture he could say or do nothing to prevent it. It is reported here that the federal authorities are watching the "Neptuno." The steamer is still In charge of a watchman, no crew or commander having been on her since she arrived nt Perth Ambov. ANOTHER STORY OF THK "HAWKINS." "HAWK-INS." New York, Feb. 3. A dispatch frotn Norfolk, Va., says: In the minds of many persons it Is doubted whether the filibustering steamer "J. W. Hawkins" wns renlly wrecked. There Is a possibility that she may be at present near the Cuban coast, ready to land her cargo of arms and ammunition. The arrival here of the battleship "Maine" anil the statements state-ments of many of her crew give color to this, it Is a fact that the "Maine's" crew are of the opinion that the "Hawkins" "Haw-kins" has proceeded to Cuba, and those on board of her not only succeeded In deceiving the T'nlted States authorities, but also the Spanish agents. The belief Is expressed that the carried many Cuban sympathizers to sea on several extra boats, and when outside put them off with the understanding under-standing that they would say the "Hawkins had gone to the bottom. xney :jcnew that the authorities are after them and they resorted to this trick ao . throw their pursuers oft Coloring Reports Sent Out. 3New York, Feb. 3. The news brought t this city today by the Havana steamer .was cheering for the friends of Cuba liberty. The letters of the secret agents of the revolutionary party in Havana say tne situation Is a most critical one, and no one reccgnlzes this fact better than the Spaniards. The excitement In Ha vana is increased by the fact that the government does not allow any news to b printed except, that given out from the official bureau. Spaniards as well as Cubans know the better part of the news given out Is fabricated. The wrrespondent then goes on to detail several engagements, in one of which a whole troop of 300 Spaniards were annihilated. The news given out however, was a tremendous Spanish victory. "On the whole, everything looks very oaa ror tne fcpamaras. I'ay no attention atten-tion to the cable dispatches in regard to the movements of Gen. Gomez and Gen. Maceo. know for a certainty mat iney nave been operating with entire en-tire freedom, and that they -have remained re-mained In Havana and Pinar del Rio because they are not in the least afraid of being worsted by the Spaniards." In another letter it is stated that the commercial situation In Havana is critical. Business is paralyzed and large commercial houses are dismissing all of their employees. Business men are anxious that the trouble should be end ed, one way or the other, without loss of time. Gomez Routed Loss, 20.' Havana, Feb. 3. Gen. Marin has had an engagement with a body of the in surgents, which he reports to be the main force under Gomez, and which was put to flight with a loss of twentv Kinea. The entire absence of any details as to the number of Insurgents In the oody attacked leaves some ground for doubt as to whether It was Gomez's immediate following. Pretty much the whole of the combined columns under Gen. Marin, including 1700 cavalry, seems to have been engaged. This force was equipped with a special view to running down and cornering the insurgents in-surgents when once it should come face to face with them, and great expectations expecta-tions were founded on its supposed ability to do this. Hut the report of today's engagement, although it indicates indi-cates that the Spanish attack was made with great dash and vigor, seems to indicate in-dicate that the Insurgents were as successful suc-cessful in evading the Spanish forces as they have been at any time heretofore. HARRISON NOT A CANDIDATE Writes a Le'tr Decli Nomination.. ing McKinley Leader Believes Harrison's Withdrawal Will Add to the Ohio Man's Strength; Morton Leader is Sure it is Good for His Man Gen. New Says He Means Every Word H Says Mr. Gowdy's Views. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 3. Capt. John K. Gowdy, chairman of the Republican State committee, called on Gen. Harrison Harri-son this waning by Invitation, and the ex-President handed him the appended J Hon. John K. CinwA:- Tiirhaninnlta lA In view of the resolutions passed by tUa Stain Vsntrfl Committee at it recent meeting, and of the fact that the delegate dele-gate to the National Republican conven tion ira aoon 10 ne. cnosen in this State, I hav concluded that some statement from me as to ray wishes and purposes should now be made to my Indiana friends. Hitherto I have declined to speak to the public upon this matter, but scores of friends to whom I have talked and many scores to whom I have written will recognise In this expression the substance of what I have snld to them. To every one who haa proposed to promote mv nomination I have said "No,A There has never been an hour since I left the White Mouse that I have felt a wish to return to My Indiana friends have been most devoted de-voted and faithful, and I am their grateful grate-ful debtor. The Republican party has twice In National conventions given me Its Indorsement, and that Is enough. 1 think the voters of our party are now entitled en-titled to have a new name. For the sentiment, sen-timent, great or small, that has been manifested for my nomination, I am grateful; and of ttiat wider respect and kindness breaking party lines which have been shown me in so many ways, I am profoundly appreciative. 1 cannot consent that my name be presented pre-sented to or used In the St. t.ouls convention, con-vention, and must kindly ask mv friends to accept this as a sincere and Ilnal expression ex-pression upon the MilH-t. B KNJAM I M HARRISON. Indianapolis, Feb. 3, 1MW. MEANS WHAT HE SAYS. Gen. New's Views on the Letter- -Mc- Kinley the Beneficiary. Indianapolis, Feb. 3 When Gen. John C New was seen this evening relative rela-tive to the letter of Gen. Harrison, he said the letter meant what It said. "It takes Gen. Harrison." said he, "entirely out of consideration as a candidate can-didate before the St. Louis convention. Gen. Harrison Is not accustomed to tight behind disguises, and it will be unjust to Gen. Harrison to suspect that there Is offered any opportunity of reading between the lines. The letter says what he has said to me and others of his friends for a year. We had hoped that he might be Induced to change his mind, but he has evidently made up his mind, and his declaration should be regarded as final." "Do you think Gen. Harrison will take any hand In the selection of a candidate?" can-didate?" "I do not think he will turn his hand over to forward the chances of any other man. The Republicans of this State, so far as he is concerned, will be perfectly free to exercise their own wishes In the matter. He undoubtedly has his preference, but he will not try to Influence the vote of any delegate." "For whom will the vote of the Indiana Indi-ana delegation probably be cust?" "I think that In the great manufacturing manufac-turing districts of the State the sentiment senti-ment will be for McKinley. In some parts of Indiana Senator Allison has a following that will probably get him some delegates. I do not take It that Speaker Reed will develop much strength." "Will Gen. Harrison be a quantity In the Senatorial race to succeed Voor-hees?" Voor-hees?" WANTS A QUIET LIFE. "I do not have any Idea that he will. In this, however, I am only speaking for myself. Gen. Harrison desires to get away from official life and public notice. He wants to become a private citizen again In truth and In fact. He wants once mors to be able to come and go without being stopped at every cross-roads and asked what he thinks about every question under the sun. "The letter of Mr. Harrison is an honest and straightforward expression from himself of his position as to the Presidential candidacy this year, and he should be credited with being sin- cere te his declaration. When he was a candidate in former campaigns he reaauy took the publle into his onfl dence and announced hfe) position with out reserve. Now that be is not a .can didate ie has taken the same course so rar as canflor Is concerned, and openly declares tils position. There .is no doubt implied in his words, and I think he should he understood when lie so freely and unequivocally expresses uuimeji. "It has been known to myself and a number of his frfends for more than a year that Mr. Harrison did not wish to berome a candidate again for the Presidency. He was honest in his ex pression wnen ne said so, and we un derstood it. "1 am not authorised to sueak for Mr. Hamaon, ut irom tu letter of this evening I perfectly understand feis feel ings, wnat neeays in u I have known for some month!. The action of the uepuDiican state central eommitt, a few weeks ago in lndornirig him for tne Presidency this year cave him tho opportunity to express publicly what he had privately for some months. Hp nas now made an fionest declaration and I do not see how he can be misun derstood. MR. GOWDTS VIEWS. J. K. Gowdy, chairman of the Renuh ncan state central committee, said: "I lane it mat the letter of Mr. Harrison means just what he says, and that he is not and will not be a candidate. I think the Republicans of this State will so take it and that the vote of the in. diana delegation at the National con vention will not be given Mr. Harrison I think the strength of Indiana v.iil go for the most part to McKinley. with liberal following for Allison and some support for Reed." Mr. Gowdy Is known personally as McKinley man, with Harrison out of the race. THINKS M'KINLEY IS HEIR. Cleveland, O.. Feb. 3. Hon. M. A Hanna was shown the Associated Press dispatch from Indianapolis this evening, even-ing, announcing the withdrawal of f!en Harrison from the Presidential race and was asked what effect the letter wouia nave on the candidacy of McKinley. Mc-Kinley. I caunot but regard the withdrawn! if Gen. Harrison in the most favorahln light," said Mr. Hanna, "because of the en-Known strength of Gov. McKlnW In Indiana. He has long been very popular among the ltennblieans nf th:,t State, and the accessions he will crpt there will be a stronge addition to his forces in the central West. Of course, lie other candidates are likely to be 'presented In the Indiana delegation. but it is my judgment that the sentiment senti-ment among the Republicans of that State is overwhelmingly for McKinley." MORTON IS THE TRUE HEIR. New York. Feb. 3. Ex-Senator rtiomas Piatt, when informed tonight ine nature of Gen. Harrison's letter o the public, refused to exnress anv pinion as to the political effect of the etter. Edward Lauterbach. chairman of the Republican county committee, declared that he believed Gov. Morton's candl. lacy would be greatly strengthened hrough the withdrawal of Gen. Harri-on. Harri-on. Albany. N. Y.. Feb. 3. Gov. Morton bad retired when the news of Gen. farrison's declination was rpoplvpd here. Col. Cole, his private secretarv. aid: "We had not exneoted a nohllc teclination, although we were sure he vouiu not be a candidate." Cincinnati. Feb. 3. Senatnr-plpcr. .T Tt Foraker, when Informed of the positive eciination or ex-President Harrison to run. said: "I never thought Harrison 88 a Candidate for the nomination In he ordinary sense of Etmh a ennriiitnv f am surprised, however, that he debar himself from aeeeDtlnar the lomlnatlon should an emergency arise n which he might be desired by the onvention.'1 .'onvention, ALGER NOT SURPRISED. Detroit. Feb. 3. After reading the dispatch containing Gen. Harrison s let ter or withdrawal, Gen. Alger said: "I never have believed that after the 'lonor he received at the hands of the arty, and after the worry of two cam- oaigns, he would be a candidate again, f am not surprised at the Information .-on.talned In the letter," M'KINLEY IS MUM. Cleveland. Feb. 3. A correspondent ailed at Gov. McKinley s home In Canon Can-on tonight. Gov. McKinley said he did not care to make a statement regarding .Jen. Harrison's letter. Lively Times in Kentucky.- Frankfort, Ky., Feb. 3. Politicians are looking for lively times In Frankfort Frank-fort during the week, as Senator Ogll-vie Ogll-vie (Dem.), who was III, has arrived, and Beckham (Dem.), who was elected Saturday from Nelson county to succeed suc-ceed Wilson, deceased, will come tomorrow. to-morrow. This makes the Assembly again a tie on joint ballot. It Is thought the Republicans will act on the contests of Dunlap frotn Lexington, and Werner, Wer-ner, unseating two Democrats, and elect Congressman Hunter to tho Sen-atorship. Sen-atorship. The ballot today resulted: Hunter 55, lilackbiirn scattering 11; necessary to a choice, 07. No Surprise in Washington. Washington, Feb. .1. The announcement announce-ment from Gen. Harrison that he will not be n candidate for the nomination for President did not cause great surprise sur-prise here, for It had been openly stated In Washington that the announcement of his engagement to Mrs. Dlmmlck will be followed by a statement declining declin-ing to permit his name to go before the convention. It could not be learned by whose authority this statement was made, but It obtained free circulation among public men. Owing to the hour at which the news was received, It was impossible to ootain a general expres slon of sentiment. Further Venezuelan Troubles. New York. Feb. 3. A dispatch to the world from Caracas, enezuela, says The trouble over the English railroad between Guanta and Rnrcelona threat ens to bring about a serious International Inter-national complication. Superintendent White, who suspended tho service, refuses to oney the orders of Minister of Public Works Hounal Serra to resume, and says he will await instructions from London. The Minis ter has imposed a fine of $100 a day until trains snnu ne run. this compli cation nas provoked hitter comment nere against I'.ngnsnmen. The press says tnnt lititlsh action regarding con cessions in weaker countries is always unjust and arrogant; that Great Britain Is quick to claim damages and to enforce en-force them with warships when resistance resist-ance Is Impossible, and is never willing to comply with the law. The press urges the Government to pay the railroad nothing under the guaranty, which provides that the road must transport 300 tons of coal from the mines at Guanta before payment De-gins. De-gins. At the time the railway ceased operations 300 tons had been moved. The spirit of the contract, it is held, however, demands that transportation shall be continuous. The action of the Government Imposing the $100 dally fine has given great satisfaction here. Strong resolutions against the treatment treat-ment of Rlshop Arnett of Ohio, at Ronton Ron-ton hotels last week, were passed at the weekly meeting of the Rapt 1st, Methodist and Presbyterian ministers of that city. THE WEEK IN CONGRESS. Nothing of Interest on Senate Calendar. the The Senate Substitute for the House Bond Bill Will be Non-Concurred in An Exciting Debate Likely to be Precipitated by the Friends of JMiver, to Make Others Go on Record. Washington. Feb. 2. The Senate has no well denned plan for this week's proceedings. There will be no session on Monday. It is possible, though by no means certain, that the Finance eommittee will be able to report the revenue tariff bill on Tuesday, the mat ters still depending upon Senator Jones of Nevada. If the bills should be reported, re-ported, there will probably be some desultory speech-making based on it, out tne consideration of the matter would scarcely be seriously begun this week, even though a report should be secured as promptly as is hoped by the rrienas or the bill. the Committee on AoDronriations will claim a good share of the time the senate will be In session. The urgent deficiency appropriation bill haa been reported, and the military academy and pension bills will be put in early in the week. None of these will excite anv prolongeta debate, and it is altogether probable that all -will be disposed of before the week closes. The Cuban and Monroe doctrine reso lutions are also on the calendar, and can be taken up at any time. There is more or less executive business to claim attention, and the general calendar calen-dar has been growing rapidly as the result of committee work, while the silver bond bill has Doen claiming the attention of the Senate. Under these circumstances the week bids fair to be one of diversified interest, with no one topic claiming attention. The House. Washington. Fb. 2. The important feature of the week's proceedings In the Mouse will toe in connection with the resolution to censure Embassador Ray- aru, adapted by the Foreign Affairs committee yesterday, and the Senate free coinage substitute for the House bond bill. The resolution censuring- Mr. Bayard will probably pcrcipltate an exciting contest on the floor, but will doubtless be adopted when It reaches a vote. When the free coinage substitute for the bond bill is returned to the House tomorrow, an effort will lie tnade by the silver men to concur In the sub stitute. Such an attempt will, of course, be defeated, as the majority against silver In the lower branch of Congress is overwhelming, but It may be made in order to put the members on record. The bill, according to the present pro gramme, will be. Immediately referred to the ways and Means committee and reported back with a recommendation that the Senate substitute be non-con curred in, which. In parliamentary lan guage, would mean that the House insists in-sists upon Us bill. It will then remain for the Senate, which will also insist on Its bill, to request a conference, it is there that some members at each end of the caitol hope to effect a compromise, com-promise, but the prevailing opinion is that the bill will die in conference. The week, except the portion devoted to the bond bill and the Bayard resolution, resolu-tion, will be given up to a continuation of the work on the appropriation bills. The District of Columbia bill is still under consideration. The agricultural and army bills have been reported, and the Indian bill is almost ready. They will probably be taken up in the order named. NICARAGUA CANAL. Sub-Committee Will Immediately Begin its Consideration. Washington, Feb. 2. The special sub-committee on the Nicaraguan Canal of the House Committee on Commerce, Com-merce, which has been delaying for some weeks the beginning of its work, that President Cleveland might furnish Congress the report of the commission which visited the Isthmus last summer, has concluded to wait no longer, and tomorrow will begin to draft a bill. The chairman, Hepburn, of the Commerce Com-merce committee, selected seven members mem-bers to compose the sub-committee about three weeks ago. These gentle men desired to have In hand all possible pos-sible information upon the project before be-fore they recommended any plan of the House for constructing the canal; moreover, they thought their action might be construed into discourtesy toward to-ward the President if they should seem to ignore the commission. It is understood, under-stood, however, that President Cleveland Cleve-land has been unable to find any time for studying the various phases. International, Inter-national, engineering and financial, which the canal project involves, because be-cause of the other matters of dominant importance, notably the Venezuelan boundary and the maintenance of the gold reserve, which have been constantly con-stantly before him since this Congress met. That is the report brought from the White House by members who have spoken with the President, urging him to use his influence in aiding the movement move-ment for Government control of the canal. in view of the probability that Congress Con-gress will reach an early adjournment, about the first of June, the committee fears to delay Its undertakings longer. No forecast of the probable lines of the canal bill can be had from the seven members of the committee, as, they say, there has been no discussion yet except of a tentative sort, but they believe be-lieve that the plans which were before be-fore the lost Congress can be Improved upon. They believe that they will be able to report a plan to the House within with-in a month. If, in the meantime, the President furnishes the report of the commission, that will be given due consideration. con-sideration. Mr. Sherman of New York, the chairman chair-man of the sub-committee, and Mr. Doollttle ot Washington, its second member, believe that this Congress will start the canal. The Congressional contingent from the Pacific slope is enthusiastic en-thusiastic for the canal and a Pacific cable to the Hawaiian Islands and Japan. Ja-pan. The only stumbling block they can see is the opposition of Reed and other Republican leaders to Increased appropriations on account of the low condition of the treasury, which has been demonstrated In all the appropriation appropria-tion bills reported up to date and In the work of the Committees on Public Ruildlngs and Rivers and Harbors. Mr. Doollttle thinks that this policy cannot apply against an agreement by the Government to guarantee the bonds of the canal company. Vlcksburg National Park. Washington. Feb. 2. The bill providing pro-viding for the establishment of the Vicksburg Natlonnl Military park, where the principal operations of the war ln and around that city were carried on, has been reported to the House of Representatives by Mr. Bishop of Michigan, from the Military Affairs committee. The whole amount of land embraced In the proposed reservation res-ervation covers about 1200 acres, the cost of which Is not to exceed $50,000, The $;5.000 additional which the bill proposes to appropriate will be used 1 making accurate surveys of the various lines of both the Union and Confederate armies, buildmg roads, clearing the grouna, ana, so far as possible, in re storing the various forts, redoubts and lntrenchments connected with that memorable siege. The entire plan and scope of the bill follows very closely upon that In the establishment of the Chlckamauga park, except that the cost win pe only a fraction of the amount devoted to the Chickamauea field. Four of our great battlefields, Gettys- ourg, Antietam, Chlckamauga and Shiloh, says the accompanying report nave, uy congressional enactment, been dedicated as National parks, as they had before been consecrated by the best blood of the American youth in both armies. Tne Importance of the cam palgn and siege of Vicksburg is not In ferior to any of the fields now dedl cated. The siege and the operations wnoeciea tnerewlth were participated in uy iroops rrom the following States Alabama. Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, inaiana, Iowa, Kansas, Ken IUCKV, ljOUiSiana. Maryland Mnsan. chusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missis-sippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsyl vania, rtnoae island, South Carolina, Tennessee. Texas. Virginia West Vir ginia ana Wisconsin. To Vote on Territories. Washington. Feb. 2. The Hour Com mittee on Territories will vote next Monday on the bills providing enahline- acts for the admission of the Terri tories or Arizona and New Mexico to tne union. An Indian Territory Crime. Kansas city, Feb. 2. A BDecial to the Times from Perry, Okla., says: A horrible murder came to light south west of here, near Wewoka. Two Frenchmen, aged 60 and 75 years, were round dead in their home on a farm Thursday morning. The men, John and Jacob Mauntz, have never been mar ried. They have a fine tract of land and lived in an ordinary house. It is said that they had great wealth, and the theory is that they were murdered for their money. John Ezell was passing pass-ing the Mauntz homestead and saw the elder Mauntz hanging in the yard. and was astonished to find him dead. The old man was hanged up by a rope. and was also shot. Further investiga tion showed that the other brother was pad in the house, with several bullet- holes through him. Officers are making r. investigation. Trying a Banker. Council Rluffs, la., Feb. 2. The jury hat for four weeks has been trying Isaac Dickerson, the Atlantic banker. for fraudulent banking, reported today, leven ror acquittal, one tor conviction, t has been out forty hours. There is ittle probability that Dickerson will ever be tried again, since it has devel oped that he was only remotely, if at an, connected witn the failure. It Is understood that Judce Smith will keep the jury out until Mondav afternoon. If It does not agree upon a verdict before that time. Mrs. Grant's Murderer. Boston, Feb. 2. When the murder of Mrs. Sophie Grant left the victim In the kitchen of her Brighton street house, Charlestown district, last night, he covered his retreat perfectly. Not a clue to the murderer can be found. The theory of robbery Is losing credence. Several detentions have been made by the. police, but no arrests. The Bonesteel Mystery. Cincinnati, Feb. 2. No progress has been made in unraveling the mystery of the late Maude Belle Bonesteel. who disappeared from Kansas City one year ago. There Is not the shadow of veri fication of the story that she died from the effects of the criminal operation performed by a physician of this city, nor has any gambler named Raymond nor any other person been arrested for complicity In that crime. At all events that Is what is stated very late tonight Dy tnose in charge of the office at the headquarters of the city detectives. THE HEADLESS BODY. No Clue to the Murderer that is of Any Value. Cincinnati, Feb. 2. A hundred different differ-ent clues to the murder and beheading of a woman near Fort Thomas on Friday Fri-day night are floating today. Many of them have been traced to a worthless origin. The Sheriff of Campbell county, coun-ty, Kentucky, and all the detectives on both sides of the river are working on the case. Not a single arrest has been made, and not a single suspicion has settled upon any man as the perpetrator, per-petrator, nor has any thread been discovered dis-covered likely to lead to the identification identifica-tion of the woman. All the ponds, as well as the Covington reservoir, have been dragged. The water is going out of the reservoir as it has been for twenty-four hours, and it will be well toward noon tomorrow before it will be empty. Then search in the mud for the head can be made. Meantime rumor ru-mor is busy on all the streets tonbrht. One story generally circulated is that the head has been found, and that the murderer, a Fort Thomas soldier, has committed suicide. Investigation at first hand has shown this to be wholly false. There is one theory, to which there is a general agreement, and that is the woman was murdered In an attempt at-tempt to take either money or papers from her person. This inference is justified jus-tified by the signs of a struggle, and the torn condition of the woman's clothlnsr. His Offense Unknown. Cleveland, O., Feb. 2. Francis Lombard, Lom-bard, a man about 50 years old, has been a prisoner in the county jail here for more than a week, under mysterious mysteri-ous circumstances. It is said the arrest was procured by George Shlras of Pittsburg, son of Judge Shlras of the United States Supreme court, and it is estimated that the charge Is subornation suborna-tion of perjury. The prisoner Is to be held here until Wednesday, when he will probably be taken to Pittsburg, having been bound over to the Federal grand Jury ln that city. Kentucky Killing. Owensboro, Ky., Feb. 2. W. A. Sw ing shot and killed Charles Lematre In a fight nt midniht last night at Cal noun, near here. Ewing escaped and bloodhounds have been placed on his trail. Zeitoun Still Holds Out. London, Feb. 3. A dispatch to the Daily News from Constantinople says: Reports from Turkish sources believed to be fairly accurate, state that It la believed the Zeltounlls are still holding out. The Turks have made several different attacks upon the town but all have failed, and their losses are reported to amount to 10,000. It Is alleged that 50,000 troops will be needed to capture Zeitoun. It Is believed the Zeltounlls number frotn 15,000 to 20.000, well-armed, and provisioned for a year. There Is a doubtful report that 4000 Russian Armenians crossed the Persian frontier and defeated the Turks at Siz, ten hours from Zeitoun, and have now Joined the Zeltounlls. Chief of Police Gouldlng of Denver has Rendered his resignation to the Fire and Police Board. OTB COAST DEFENSE. Admiral Walker Before the CommitteeHow Commit-teeHow to Use $100,000,000. Washington, Feb. 3. Admiral Walker appeared before the Committee on Coast Defenses today and made an exhaustive ex-haustive statement on the subject of coast defenses from a naval point of view. The Admiral stated that while he advocates the construction of a thoroughly effective naval force he fully recognizes the absolute necessity of land defenses. He considers one form of defonse to be the complement of the other, and both as necessary as cavalry and artillery are to the aimy. He deems the land defense to be a necessity ne-cessity as a means of protection to the country, by leaving the navy free to operate outside, and affording safe ? hf, refUJre ln case of the nlvH ' & of thf ermatched by a superior neet of the enemy, also to nfew .i.. means of repairing damages and obtain ob-tain ng supplies and coal under the shelter and protection of the forts He states that without the land defenses our dockyards could h de.tiSnr' Pursued, into Port and annihilated anni-hilated by a superior fleet. He also ad vocates the building of batt eshin, rather than harbor defense vessels as being better adapted for general nur poses of attack and defend T it reply to a question, the Admiral stated that were he in chares nf th 7..".tnai the country and had $100,000,000 at his disposal for that purpose, he would vote $70,000,000 to bmi ;iQf uia ae: $30,000,000 for the navy. He also stated unuer present conditions it would be impossible for the naw t"j our seaports and that it would be far more economical to protect them wUh land defenses than to nrt0 .... cient navy for that purpose. Stuff and Nonsense. London. Feb. 3 a the AssoHa.trrt a,.,,, : - nan unuea States Embassador Bayard today in regard re-gard to the motion that he be censured for recent public utterances here, which the House Of Rerresenfatl,.Dt, ...ill v. asked to adopt. Mr. Bayard said that as the matter had not yet been deelderi by Congress, he thoue-ht unbecoming for him to express an opin io on ine suojrct. Jonight. however, Mr. Rayard slid, dative to a report circulated hv n news agency in the United States that he had authorized President Cleveland to annunce his resignation in the event of a vote of censure passing the ii'ium' in itenrescnt.itive'i nt Wochinn.. on: "I deny any such statement with ndignation. I never dreamed of uch a thine:. It is the u and nonsense." RETALIATION PROPOSED. Measures to Get Even with Germany m insurance natters. New York, Feb. 3. The resolution filing on the President for all eorre- pondence between the United States nd Germany regarding the exclusion of AmericanLife Insurance companies li Jin urantny, wnicn nas just passed the House, is said to be a move toward policy of retaliation against Ger many. The author of the resolution, Representative George N. Southwick of Albany, N. Y.. gives the following ex planation of Its purpose: "President Cleveland, in his last annual an-nual message to Congress, called the attention to the policy of retaliation which was being practiced ln Germany against American life insurance companies com-panies as well as American cattle and cereals, and also suggested retaliation on the part of the United States if such a course could be devised. In the New York Legislature has been introduced a measure which provides that all foreign insurance comoanies shall be denied any and every privilege in the transaction of business within he State which Is not accorded to American companies in the home States of these corporations. I he German policy of retaliation against American life insurance cam-panies cam-panies has thus far been confined to Prussia Until recently four of the big New York companies had been transacting trans-acting business in that portion of the German empire. Only one still contin ues operations. "Gov. Morton and Insurance Superin tendent Pierce of New York have written writ-ten Secretary Olney in reference to the measures adopted against American insurance in-surance interests in Prussia. The Massachusetts Commissioner of Insurance Insu-rance has also sent an emphatic note of protest to Secretary Olney against the harsh policy adopted by the Prussian Minister. "The State department instructed Embassador Runyon to take cognizance of the matter, and he had been in com munication with the Berlin Government Govern-ment prior to his death. Uhl Will be Nominated. Detroit, Feb. 3. A special to the Free Press from Washington says: President Cleveland will probably send to the Senate tomorrow, or at the latest on Wednesday, the name of Hon. Ed win F. I'hl of Michigan as Embassador to Germany. The President has selected select-ed Mr. Uhl from a field of prominent public men, including Judge Lambert Tree, ex-Minister to Belgium and Russia, Rus-sia, and Potter Palmer of Chicago. The Assistant Secretary of State's nomination nomina-tion is the personal selection of the President. He made an admirable offi cer of the State department, and is very popular in Washington. The President considered his nomina tion as the successor of Secretary Gres-ham, Gres-ham, and has now advanced the Secre tary to a higher post or duty. Mail Delivery not Free. Washington, Feb. 3. The Postofflce committee of the House has agreed to report with some amendments Mr. Sperry's bill to provide for delivery of letters ln town and other places where no free delivery exists. Whenever not less than twenty persons who receive their mall matter through the same postofflce petition the postmaster at such office to do so, he is to appoint carriers to deliver and collect the mall from such persons. The carriers are to receive from the persons to whom the mail is delivered a compensation agreed upon, and ir no agreement is made, they may demand not exceeding 1 cent for each letter. They are to receive no other compensation. Halfbreds to be Favored. Washington, Feb. .1. The Indian Affairs Af-fairs committee of the House has agreed to a clause to be incorporated in tho appropriation bill providing that all children of a marriage between a white man and an Indian woman shall have the sami rights and privileges to the property and annuities of the tribe to which the mother belongs as any other member of the tribe. The reverse of this proposition la now the law, and the desire of the committee Is to remedy rem-edy what seems to have been an oversight over-sight when the law was framed. Favorable Report Ordered. Washington, Feb. 8. The Senate Committee on Public Lands today authorized au-thorized a favorable report on the bill to give the public land States 5 per cent of the proceeds of salJ"s of public lands in those States. Treasury Statement. Washington, Feb. 3. Today's statement state-ment of the condition of tho Treasury shows: Available cash balance. $171.- Kfil.S32; gold reserve, $19,121,679.