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WICHITA. KANSAS, SATURDAY MOPPING, APRIL 4, 1896.
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MIGHT SHAME TURKS
HOERTD OEUELTIES ENACTED IN
TORTURED FOR DAYS
PUBAN PEISONEES LEPT HANGING
! BY THE THUMBS.
MEANWHILE TORMENTED BY FLIES
DEYILTEIES KNOWN TO ALL, BUT
What Might be Expected If the Tctimony
of Prisoners Slight be Taken Seventeen
Prisoners Shot Cubuu "War "etrs.
Cleveland, O., April 3. The stories
that have been told concerning the tor
lures inflicted by the Spaniards in Cuba
are more than confirmed by Mr. F. H.
Taylor, who has just arrived in this
city after a residence of three years in
Havana. In answer to inquiries regard
lng" the truth of the circulated reports,
"The worst "has not been told. I have
known of prisoners being strung up be
the thumbs at Moro castle and left for
days at a time to the mercy of the vic
ious flies, which were attracted in great
swarms by molasses, smeared upon the
victim's fact and chest for that pur
pose. Many other forms of torture
were practiced upon the unfortunate
rebels when taken.
These outrages against humanity do
occur, as any citizen of Havana can
'testify. In fact, if they would allow
some of the persecuted wretches in th
Cuban dungeons to testify, stories of
fiendish torture could
w-ttich would shock the Christian world.
Tampa, Fla., April 3. Letters from
Cuba leceived today state that last
Tuesdav seventcpn noli-Hcal tirisnncrr. I
were shot in the fortress Cabanas, in
Havana, and that 25 were to be execut
ed on Wednesday.
The plantation of Esperanza de Ces
pades, in Santa Clara, has been totally
destroyed. It was valued at half a
It is rumored that a battle occurred
in Pinar del Rio Tuesday between the
forces of Maceo and Colonel Suarez In
eland in which the latter was seriously
Luis Martinez Y. Vigner, the Ameri
can citizen arrested March 26 In Ha
vana, writes that he probably will be
Bent 'to prison at Ceuta, Africa,
THESE "OT KILLED IN BATTLE
Details of Dutch eries Committed for the
Mere l'uu of the Thins:.
New Orleans, April 3. The Pica
yune's special Havana letter, dated
March 27, gives this summary of events
personally investigated by the writer,
v'hlch is declared to be accurate in
In Bainoo. Dr. Vidal Sotolongo made
an operation on a poor old man and
when he was convalescent he was one
night arrested and taken to the armory
of the guaida civil, where they lashed
him all over the body, and in spite of
his cries they laughed and took him on
the outside of the town where they com
pelled him to make a grave, in which
they buried him after he died from the
ill treatment he had received.
On the plantation Salvador, of the
Count de Barretto, Lieutenant Betan
court, a Cuban by birth, belonging to
the troops of General Aldecon, shot to
death, after hacking him with his ma
chete, a defenseless colored resident
who was on his way to join his family.
On the first machete he lost an arm
find the second his head.
Tn thf ft' nf Rnlnnnlin Via Vi!T sf
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police and other local authorities arrest
ed three Individuals and took them on j had been detained in Central America
the outskirts of the town, where they i with her cargo awakens no surprise
were butchered and left dead on the in well informed circles here. That
roadside, the murderers bringing the ! Gomez is in or near Puerto Principe is
report to the city that the Insurgents ! known in Havana. In government cir
had killed the men. cles there has been much discussion
In the village of San Felipe, soldiers I about him and manv persons In sub
under comand of Colonel Galbis and j ordinate positions have believed the
Colonel Linares captured three inof- ! r.Mioi htoffnin tvnc Aan wmn!t -,
fensive laborers and hacked them to
pieces amul the laughter of the troops,
who shouted that they could not serve
the insurgents any more.
In the city of Bejufal. Brigadier Ca
lixto Ruiz was waited on by seven Cu
ban insurgents who wished to surren
der, as they were suffering from bil
ious fever. He welcomed them and as
sured them they would not be troubled.
However, the following day they were
taken out and shot.
The butchery of the peaceful citizens
t Guatoa still remains unavenged, and
t re is no likelihood that this small
t.zed Armenian incident will meet with
justice. The living are too terrified
to boar testimony against the Spaniards
On Colonel Marquez de Corvera will
eternally rest the honor of having en
tered a town and giving his soldiers
the order to shoot everyone, no mat
ter who they were. As a result, the
women and children, the sick and dy
ing, wert- butchered with ball in some
cases, and with cold, biting, glittering
steel in others. This has happened
..gam at Lug.me. San Jose, Corral, Fal
so and Jesus del Monte.
In Guatao alone I am informed by re
liable sources, the number of killed in
eluding men and children, was forty
On the plantation .Tiquaibo, the pro
per ty of Don Carlos Pedrosa, in Jaruco
a detachment of Spanish troops assaul
tcl laborer's shanty and after tying
Eladio Pedroso, they shot his wife, one
of the bullets striking her little child,
wh'ch was in her arms, and breaking
In the plantation of La Serafina. of
Don Felipe Cruze, Sergeant Altamira
no, shot an aged laborer named Sanchez
because he refused to act as guide for
the Spanish column. In the same vil
lage on the Azacarte plantation, the
soldiers . i duty shot one Luis Lugo,
In the .llage of San Antonio de Los
Banos a man named Bonito Lozado,
suspeetc 1 of insurgent tendencies, was
shot to death by the soldiers.
In the village of San Matias, near
Jaruco, the forces of Colonel Tejeriz-
violated the women of the family of
On the plantation Calixto, of Juan
Antonio Htrandtz, nar San Antonio
de Las Yogas, Ciptai Manuel Russe
Adame, of tne regiment of Isabel the
CathoLc, shot to death an Inoffensive
Imbecile who annoyed the troops.
Troops under comand of General Ec
uagaffe entered the towns of Limar and
Lumidera, boasting that they had sent
eigateo'i rebel sympathizer to meet
fieir fate and showing their bloody
arms as proof of their butcher-.
L.et.tenant Carrol y Pedrosa. of a cav
fclry battalion, made the statement in
the presence of various persons that
he had struck down with his sword two
negroes and further added that when
he left for the field he killed every Cu
ban he could get hold of, on the sim
plest charge, as every Cuban was an
insurgent at heart, and that General
"VVeyler had given instructions to the
commanders of the operating columns,
to dispose of as may insurgent sympa
thizers as possible, and that he would
stop any talk and would stand be
tween the officers and the public, but
that the insurgents must be put an end
to at all hazards.
To further appreciate the condition of
this country, I will relate what I heard
in the city of Trinidad, while there a
few days ago. The Rev. Father Cuer
vo y Canonigo said:
"I believe that the Cubans should be
killed off and clear the country and in
that manner make room for families
which would be brought over from
Spain to Cuba. The negroes and mulat
toes should all be killed off silently and
without exciting any comment, and
their property confiscated. Therefore,
when we would 'bring families over
from Spain and colonize the island.we
could give them this confiscated proper
ty and they could make a good start
in life. The Cubans who send their
children to the United States to be ed
ucated should be taken hold of by the
police and quietly placed where they
could do the least harm, because those
Americans have republican ideas which
are the real cause of the present de
sire of the Cubans to revolt. The Yan
kees are the people who sympathize
with the Cubans, and they are respon
sible for this war."
While at Trinidad I paid a visit to
an insurgent camp commanded by one
of their leaders, I believe by one La
Crete, and found that the wives and
daughters of a great many of the in
surgents were with them.
Those women are not camp women,
but some of them are ladies, who months
ago were shining social lights of the cit
ies of Matanzas, Cardenas, Cienfuegos,
Santiago, Camaguey and Havana. The
camps were orderly, well established
SKlZfcD I5Y THE CORDOVA
Why the Steamer Georco VT. Whitford was
Searched for Contraband Good.
New York, April 3. The World this
morning says: The reason that the
steamship George "W. "Whitford. which
belonged to Charles Scheepp & Co., coa
coanut merchants, put in at the port of
I Colon instead of at a nort in thp St.
I Bias islands, was explained last night
She had been seized when ten miles off
Manzanilla toy Vhe Spanish gunboat Cor
dova., -on suspicion of carrying contra
band goods. K. L. Pearcy. United
States consul at Colon, is making stren
ueus efforts to secure the release of the
Leopold Sscheepp is a brother of
Charles Scheepp, who in 1S54 started out
with General Walker on his ill-fated
Xicaraguan expedition. Charles
Scheepp was captured and shot and
Leopold Scheepp, when seen in his office
said that this expedition was the secret
of the 'hostility to them.
"We secure about 7,000,000 coacoanuts
a year from, the natives along the St.
Bias coast," said he, "and the Spaniards
want 'this trade. They use that Xicara
guan expedition to get us into trouble.
The Whitford had unloaded when she
was seized and there was no excuse for
her capture. I shall ask the secretary
of war to interfere."
CUIIA3T TRADE WIPED OCT
Deplorable Condition of the Island as the
Result of the War.
New York, April 4. A special to the
World from Havana says: The total
amount of sugar made in Cuba this year
will not exceed 130,000 tons. The normal
crop is about 1,000,000 tons. This enor
mous shrinkage means, it is estimated,
a money loss of $56,000,000. The tobacco
I crop will be greatly diminished. The
other products of the island, hides, ma
hogany and cedar, are practically not
to be had. Nothing is being done on
the Stock Exchange and the Produce
Exchange is lifeless. Flour potatiea
and the commonest -necessities of life
cannot be sold on business principles.
There is no money. Havana is like a
tomb. Even the cabs ceased to run in
the streets, in recognition of Holy Thurs
day and Good Friday. Business, what
there is, has been suspended. No news
jiujjcia ttie inniieu.
The news that the steamer Rornniila
papers are printed.
counts of how Gomez was buried have
been related, which the narrators evi
dently sincerely believed. General Pa
no, comanding in Santa Clara province
has been blamed for allowing Gomez
to get through that province. Gomez
was in such a condition of physical ex
haustion that he had no warlike desire
He was simply endeavoring to avoid
any Spanish force and to proceed by
easy stages to find a point in Puerto
Principe province where he could rest,
hoping to regain his health.
Gomez is now not less than 250 mles
from Havana. He has been in com
munication with Jose Maceo. The sub
sequent movements of the latter leader
0 NEED roil RRITISn TROors
Chamberlain Seeks to Calm Apprehensions
Concerning South Africa.
London, Eng., April 3. Mr. Cham
berlain, the colonial secretary, has is
sued a statement calculated to calm ap
prehensions regarding the situation m
South Africn. to the effect that he ex
pects the force of 500 now forming at
Mafek'rg. with the forces now in Mata
beleland, to be sufficient to crush the
London, April 3. An official dispatch
received from Buluwayo says that the
forces there are sufficient for defense,
but will not be sufficient to quell the re
bellion, which is likely to become gen
eral when the Matabeles become organ
ized. 15KAVK .OIKRIC.VN" MISSIONARIES
Drltish Leader In Armenian Relief Work
I'ay a llizh 1 rlbute.
London, April 3. The duke of Ar
gyle. president of the Armenian relief
fund, and the duke of Westminster,
chairman of the executive committee,
have issued a circular appealing for
relief funds for Armenia, which pays
atribute to the work of American mis
sionaries, who. he says, with bravery
have undertaken the work in the face
of many difficulties and much discour
agement and are wisely distributing
relief from nineteen depots which Sir
Phillip Currie, the British ambassador,
and Mr. Terrell, the United States min
ister, have been the means of estab
lishing. Mnlth-Crfop Debate lVwt potted
Atlanta, Go.. April 3. The joint dis
cussion between Secretary Smith and
ex-Speaker Crisp at Macon. Ga., has
been postponed on account of the condi
tion of the ex-speaker.
Amount of the Gold Reserve.
Washington. April 3. The treasury
today lost $161,670 in gold coin and $14.
234 in bars, which leaves the true
amount of the gold reserve 512S.227.550.
HOUSE REVIVES IT
0UBAN QUESTION ONOE M0BE UP
Chairman Illtt Brines Up the Report of
the Conference Committee and Mores
Its Adoption Makes Use of a Bold and
Entirely 2few Rhetorical Figure In Con
nection With the President's Attitude,
in Which Lie Professes Great Confidence
Patterson, a Cleveland Lieutenant,
Holds Out Hope, However.
Washington, April 3. The house to
day revived the agitation of the ques
tion of Cuban belligerency in connection
with the conference report on the Cuban
It was not expected that there would
be much debate, but Mr. Boutelle, by his
vigorous opposition prevented action to
day, and .the chances now are that the
debate will run all day tomorrow.
At 2:25 p. m., Mr. Hitt, chairman of
the house foreign affairs committee,
called up the conference report on the
The report agreed to the senate resolu
tions, the first of which declared, in the
opinion of congress, that a state of pub
lic war existed in Cuba and that the
United States should maintain strict
neutrality between the belligerents; and
the second requested the president to
use his friendly offices with the Span
ish government for .the recognition of
the independence of Cuba. The con
ferees originally agreed on the house
resolutions, the most important of
which favored intervention if necessary
but when the senate rejected the re
port of the conferees the new conferees
decided to accept th senate resolutions.
Mr. Hitt moved the adoption of the
Mr. Swanson (Dem., Va.) asked if
these resolutions would carry with them
the recognition of Cuban belligerency.
DEPENDS ON G ROVER.
Mr. Hitt replied that they would not
of themselves, but he had no doubt that
they would lead to the recognition of the
Cubans by a presidential proclamation.
"I do not believe," said he. "that the
president would be so recreant to his
duty as to disregard the expressed wish
of the representatives of the people. I
have faith that the persident is the
agent of the people and their represen
atives, not their ruler." (Loud ap
plause.) The conference committee, he explain
ed, in answer .to a question, had no pow
er to change the form of the resolution
from concurrent to joint so as to com
pel affirmative or negative action by tlie
In reply to Mr. Patterson (Dem,
Tenn.) who asked what proportion of
the 1,600,000 Inhabitants of Cuba were
adherents or in sympathy with the
cause of the revolutionists, Mr. Hitt
said it was hard to determine. Over
62,000 men had enlisted in the Cuban
"How many Cubans have enlisted in
the Spanish cause?" asked Mr. Patter
WHO THE VOLUNTEERS ARE.
"We are informed," replied Mr. Hitt.
"officially informed, that many Cubans
are enrolled among -the volunteers. The
term 'volunteers'- is much misunder
stood. The volunteers are Spanish ob
ligated to military duty in Spain who
elect to perform service in Cuba. They
are among the bitterest and most inten
sely hostile enemies of the Cubans. They
are the privileged spoilers of the Cu
bans, and annually rob the Cubans of
millions, and their peculations are enor
mous. "The Cuban people," continued Mr.
Hrtt, "are earnestly devoted to the
cause of independence. They regard
Spanish rule with the utmost detesta
tion." "If the Cubans." said Mr. Patterson,
"are practically united on the cause of
autonomy, In my opinion they are en
titled to it, and if this government would
interfere to prevent Spain from acquir
ing territory on the continents of this
hemisphere or the continguous islands,
I do not see why the United States
should not interpose to prevent Spain
from retaining territory by subjuga
tion." (Loud applause.)
As Mr. Hitt concluded Mr. Hyde (Rep.
Wash.) asked him whether, if the pres
ident refused to take any action on the
resolutions, their effect would be nil.
Mr. Hict replied that he declined to
entertain such an hypothesis, a response
that was greeted with tumultuous ap
plause. BOUTELLE OPPOSES.
Mr. Boutelle (Rep.. Me.) who has
steadily opposed the passage of any
Cuban resolutions, then took the floor.
He said he had never regretted his
course and he thought his attitude had
'been vindicated by subsequent events.
This proceeding was a remarkable illus
tration of "how not to do it."
The resolutions had no legal effect.
They amounted to nothing. That had
been proclaimed in the senate and were
Tell understood here. The chairman
of the foreign relatrons committee in the
senate admitted that the resolutions
when brought back by the conference
committee were dead as Julius Caesar.
They could never have passed the sen
ate, and therefore the house conferees
thought it was wise to surrender.
Mr. Hitt denied emphatically that it
had ever been admitted in the senate
that it would have been impossible to
pass them again in that body. It was
admitted that a vote could have been
obstructed, but he declared emphatic
ally that there was in the senate an
overwhelming majority for each and all
of the resolut tons.
Mr. Boutelle, continuing, argued that
public ardor on the question had meas
urably cooled, and that there was no
demonstrable proof of the existence of
the fact of Cuban belligerency. He
taunted the committee with having re
fused to make the resolutions join, and
insisted thai it was slearly understood
that the president did not favor bellig
erency. He did not pretend to voice the
whole public sentiment of the country.
but he did represent the conservative
element that depreciated foreign broils
that eventuate in a foreign war.
He attributed much of the feeling in
the country to the sensationalism of th
press, which was constantly seeking
pretexts for lnuamlnc the public mind.
Proceeding, he depreciated the tales
of horrible atrocities committed br
Spain in Cuba, which had been detailed
in this country with a vtew to firing
IN TEXAS. FOR INSTANCE.
He recalled the burning of negro.
bound to a gridiron, ia a public square
in Texas, an orgie more horrible than
anything that had occurred in & gen
eration. Mr. Grosveaor asked htm If that out
rage had not been committed by an In
Certainly." replied Mr. Boutelle. "bat
the point I am making is that the whole
Spanish people should not be indicted
because somebody Is hung- or garrotted.
under the form of htw, any more than
the American people should be indicted
for the act of a mob at Paris. Texas.
Mr. Boutelle created much ftmusemesu
by a sarcastic description of the presi
dent's twist of the British Loss tall ia J
his Venezuelan message. He painted
Mr. Cleveland in battle array, with
plumes streaming and sword clanking
marching down to the seashore and
shaking his fist at John Bull, srying
"Fee, fi fo fum; I smell the blood of an
"Four days afterwards," continued
Mr. Boutelle, "just as we were prepar
ing to pack our grips and go home for
our Christmas turkey, this great war
rior, with plume broken and spurs tang
led in his trousers, dragged himself up
the steps of the capitol and made his
Macedonian appeal, 'The treasury is
bankrupt; for God's sake, gentlemen,
don't go home tillyou have given us
money enough to tide over the holi
"That," he said disgustedly, "is what
you call a vigirous foreign policy."
In support of his contention against
the recognition of belligerency, Mr. Bou
telle read from the message of General
Grant and charged that it was the boast
of the revolutionists that they had burn
ed and destroyed crops, field and vil
lages in order to drive the people into
Insurrection. After he concluded, Mr.
Smith of Michigan secured a minute In
which to read the declaration of the
Massachusetts Republican convention
on the Cuban question.
Mr. Skinner (Pop., N. C.) closed the
debate for the day with a brief speech
in favor of the adoption of the confer
ence report. Without action, at 5:10 the
house took a recess until S o'clock.
At the pension session of the house
tonight several members attacked Mr.
"Erdmnn rDem.. Pa.), a member of the
j invalid pensions committee, for blocking
pension bills. Mr. liraman m nis repiy
declared that he favored meritorious
bills, but that he had opposed and would
continue to oppose bills to pension team
sters, camp followers, photographers,
deserters and others who were not just
ly entitled to pensions. He referred to
the pension bills passed without debate
this afternoon (over thirty in number)
as a feast spread by the house for the
benefit of deserters, photographers and
hounty jumpers. Eight bills were fav
orably acted upon. Among them was
one to pension the widow of Brigadier
General Edward Jordine.
'EXT TIME IX "JIIN.SEAPOIJS
Republican National Leasue Chooses Offi
cers and a Convention Citj
Chicago, III.. April 3. At the meeting
of the American Republican College
league today there were 200 delegates
present, representing fifty colleges. Pres
ident Vaughn from the University of
Chicago called the league to order.
Senator Thurston was loudly applaud
ed with the college yells of the various
institutions represented. Committees
were then appointed. On resolutions
D. C. Barnes of the University "of Mis
souri is a member. The work, of elect
ing officers was then taken up. The
candidates for president of the league
were James M. Perkins of Harvard
and E. J. Hanning of the Columbian
This evening when the result of the
election was announced, it was found
that ames Martin Perkins of Harvard
had been chosen president, E. J. Henn
ing of the Columbia Law school, being
his most formidable competitor. A. J.
Weaver of Nebraska was elected vice
president, W. S. Harris of Princeton,
secretary and T. A. Perkins of Washing
ton University, the member of the Uni
versity committee of the Republican
The question of the selection 'tfjJthe
place for "rclrttnfcr the n?xt convebTfffh'
brought out the names of Minneapolis,
Indinnapolls and Philadelphia. Before
the first ballot was finished Indianapolis
-was withdranw in favor of Philadel
phia. Then the friends of Philadelphia
after consultation, withdrew its name
and Minneapolis was unanimously se
lected ns the place for holding the next
The league banquet which was held at
the Auditorium tonight, began late and
ended long after midnight. About 100
delegates were present and applauded
the speeches made by Senator Thurs,
ton of Nebraska. C. W. Raymond of
Watsekn, 111., Moses P. Handy, the new
ly elected president, Mr. Perkins? and
Senator Thurston made the principal
speech. He responded to the toast
"The Republican Party." He said the
Republican party was the party of pro
gress, because it had never compromis
ed with wrong economic or financial
principles. It never trimmed its sails
to catch the passing breeze of popular
favor. The senator from Nebraska
thonght that 1S95 was a year In Which
the people intended to coose their can
didates, and that the dictum of the poli
tical bosses -would be ignored.
A number of local men also spoke.
PRESIDENT TRAYNOR OI" THE A P, A.
Isue a Warning tn the OrdrrNottobe
Pooled on Side I.ur.
Detroit, Mich., April 3. W. II. J. Tray
nor, supreme president of th American
Protective association, has issued a cir
cular to the order at large upon the po
litical situation. President Traynor
declares that the A. P. A. has the cinch
upon the presidential situation and pre
sents an exhaustive plan for the com
plete political organization of the or
der, from the primaries up. He urges
the various state councils to send their
representatives to the supreme council,
which meets next month at Washing
ton, pledged to such reforms as the sub
ordinate members of the order most de-.
sire, thus avoiding the danger of strong
partisans using the order for their own
ends. He makes a strong protest against
the Marquette statue, and especially
warns the order to oppose the resolu
tion of ongressman Morse of Massa
chusetts, "acknowledging Almighty God
as the source of all power and authority
in civil government, our Lord Jesus
Christ as the ruler of nations and his
revealed will as the supreme authority
in civil affairs," as a remarkable and
dangerous proposal to place the affairs
of the state in the bands of the church.
The writer concludes with the decla
tion that the Venezuelan war scare was
a misleading campaign dodge, and that
the Cuban American agitations, while
advocated by those who are sincere, are
mere subterfuges to kill time until after
the presidential elections and distract
the attention of the people from propos-
rd and much neede national measures
Fort Worth. Tex.. April 3. Over 203
delegates from A. P. A. lodges in th
state are in Fort "Worth and have form
ed a state organisation. Officers have
ben elected and application has been
made to headquarters for a charter.
The organization will take an active
part in state politics,
IT IS DENIED RV DANIEL
Report Current That Cleveland Declines to
be a Candidate.
Washington. April 3. Secretary La
mont. when asked today concerning a
published statement that he had ia his
possession a letter from President
Cleveland declining again :o be a can
didate for the presidency and urging
the Democratic party to trtand forsottad
money and Its previous position oa the
tariff question, said that the statement
was absolutely untrue.
Unimtructed From Vlrclnl.
Brfctol. Va.. April 3. The Republi- j
cans f th Ninth congress&aal district l
of lrginfe met in convention here i
day and elected J. S. Browning and Hon.
D. F. Bailey delegates to the St. Lock'
convention. They zo uiissiructed
TARRIES NOT LONG
BOURGEOIS MEETS A SENATE Y0TE
That Body Not Satisfied With Explanations
Made on Tuesday Regarding the Gov
ernment's Policy as to the Egyptian
Question Further Hatter Thereupon
Not Being Forthcoming the Vote Fol
lows on the Government's Motion to
Postpone the Interpellations Until the
Re assembling of Parliament.
Paris, April 3. In anticipation of a
debate upon the foreign policy of the
government, the senate was crowded
today and many deputies, as well as
most of the ministers, were present.
M. Doumer. as minister of finance,
submitted a bill providing for the Mad
agascar credits. In supporting the pro
posal of M. Bissenit to defer interpel
lations until after the holidays, the pre
mier M. Bourgeois, declared that he
could not add to the explanations on
the Egyptian questions which had been
furnished on Tuesday. He added that
the government yesterday had obtain
ed by a vote of the chamber of deputies
proof that the majority of that body
were assured that it had sufficient au
thority to pursue 'the pending nego
tiations, and a vote in the senate today
might lessen the authority given by the
chamber of deputies, and, therefore, he
begged the senate in the name of
France to postpone all interpellations
until the reassembling of parliament.
In spite of this appeal, a motion lo de
fer -the interpellations was defeated,
whereupon M. Bourgeois declined to re
ply to them.
M. Milliard stated that the explana
tions of M". Bourgeois were as inade
quate In the chamber as In the senate.
He added that the resignation of M.
Berthelot, the former minister for for
eign affairs, had deceived no one. All
the world, he asserted, understood that
M. Berthelot's retirement was an ad
mission of blunders committed. Con
tinuing, ai. Milliard said that It was im
possible to improve 'the position to
which France had been reduced during
the last five months, both In Egypt
and Madagascar. The internal policy
of the government, he Insisted, was not
calculated to Increase the prestige of
France abroad. Thereupon M. Milli
ard introduced the following resolution:
"The senate noting the declaration
of the government that it cannot add
to its explanation of Tuesday (on the
Egyptian question) and considering the
explanations insufficient, refuses it a
vote of confidence."
The resolution was adopted by a vote
of 155 to S5. All the ministers left the
senate after the passage of the vote of
non-confidence, and the senate almost
immediately afterwards adjourned un
til April 21.
After leaving the senate chamber the
ministers met at the Qua! d'Orsal. in
order to discuss the situation. They
separated at 6 o'clock but maintained
secreccy in regard to the session. At
the close of the discussion, however, M.
Bourgeois went to the Elysee palace in
order to see the president.
.JjQndDJit, Eng April 3. The Times
will publish today a dispatch from Its
Paris correspondent which rays:
"When Mr. Bourgeois refused to ans
wer the questions (put to him in the sen
ate) there was great agitation and sev
eral Rightists attracted attention by
their interruptions. The Comte de
Maille exclaimed 'We are dealing with
the ministry of a mob.
"Provost de La unary cried: 'It Is the
same ministry before which was utter
ed the cry 'vive le commune.'
"M. Bourgeois replied hat he might
ask the president to note the interrup
tions but they were unworthy of no
tice." The Times correspondent adds that
after today's experience tt will hence
forth be taken as the rule that the sen
ate cannot upset a cabinet.
WHAT AILED BERTHELOT.
The Paris correspondent of the Tim55
claims to have the best authority for
the following explanation of the resig
nation of M. Berthelot as minister of
"It appears" he says "that after M.
Berthelot's speech of March 19, which
pledged In a definite way the policy of
the government regarding Egypt and
left nothing untouched upon, the Rus
sian ambassador. Baron de Mohenhqim
made a communication to the French
government in which, after formally de
claring that he had scrupulously ab
stained from interfering in the domes
tic affairs of France, he pointed out
that the present question was one of
absolutely external interest, in which
the common action of France and Rus
sia would naturally be sought. Conse
quently, It seemed surprising that such
a declaration should be made in the
chamber without having communicated
with the representative of Russia. which
left him no longer able to freely express
"Prince Lobanoff-Rostovsky, the Rus
sian minister of foreign affalrs.has ten
ded to prove the attitude of the Ru&rtan
"At the cabinet meeting on Saturday
M. Bourgeois communicated the fore
going to his colleagues in the ministry.
It is unknown what occurred at the
cabinet council, but M. Berthelot after
announcing his intention to resign,
quitted the council and has not returned
to the Qual d'Orsay since."
"DOWN WITH THE SENATE."
The Dally News Paris correspondent
says: A curious part of the situation
is that while the chamber adjourned un
til May 17, the senae will meet oa April
21. In order to watch the foreign policy
of the government and to overse the
course it may follow r-garding the mu
The great strength of tb senate is
due to the fact that It has MQ votes la
the presidential election. Every nota
ble polrtic'an expects to be president.
Both M. Bourgeois and the senate sen
determined -to fight out the quarrel, bat
eotne of the ministers are scared at the
idea that in order to keep their port
folios they must plunge into a dispte.
any they will try to patch mattera up.
The senate is inceased against M. Bour
geois on account of b& tour in the tenth
of Franc with President Faore. where
he was frequently bailed with cries of
"Down with the senate." Moreover,
the rich senators are frightened at M.
Douners schtm for an income tax.
MIGHT ALL BE RADICAL.
But the e-nate dreads mostly the in
fluence of the Radical goTermniK npon
the municipal electiooa. The third
par: of the seantors. whose term-s are
next to be reawed, happen to t-e -rates
and coosrratrres. Sboeld K.
Bourgeois get redfcal nraaJctpattttM
elected throughout Fraace. bt few f
the outgoing senators would be reunit
ed. This would nv&n. should President
Faure die or resign wUhia fbnr years, a
Radical president of the repuMta. aid
perhaps a Radical revision of in -stitatioa.
Wbat Is hoped by the enat I i
make plain to President Fure thai
p-n i at a disadvantage, with re
gard to the powers. wHh the Bwrgeol
cabin!. If the prealdeat Mke titie f
view, be may dliszUs it. Bosrgeots and j
uTljc fflicljifo Sailu &tglc
Wichita, Saturday, April 4, 1895.
Weather for Wichita today:
fair; warmer; rarlable winds.
Sun Klse. 5:40: mtn. G:27.
JIoon-Hanlnc; RUe. 1:1 1.
1. Crnelties Toward Insurgent Prisoners
Cnbnn Kesolntiona Up Once Mure
French Senate Votes No Confidence
Jury In the lllllxnon Caie DLjrec4
S. Scbaefer-Garnier Milliard Match
Kit. Tolen, Murderer and bulclite
3. Venezuela llouors American lloroej
Spring Trade I Reducing Old Stocks
Making It Warm for the Mdppcrs
5. Deceiving Voters About Mr. llatlon
Blake Lectures on the C.ithode Kay
Official Loc of the Well 1'nblUUed
6. Hurt Hears 31 ore From Ills rortnne
What It I- That Maddens Morrill
7. McKInleyand Ills Western Sond-OS
send for M. Franck Chauvesu. Bpt it
Is not likely, for if he did, every mem
ber of the chamber who would like to be
president, would refuse to vote the
budget until there was a new man at
A dispatch to the Standard from Parte
says: The Bourgeois cabinet will de
vote itself durinjr the vacation to pre
parations for the municipal elections in
May, which are especially Important,
owin? to the fact that the municipals
from a majority of the constituency
whlch elects the sennte. The Redlcals
and Socialists hope that these electors
will favor the abolition of the senate.
This accounts, far more than any ques
tion of foreign policy, for the anxtety
of the Opportunists and Conservatives
to eject the Liberal ministry.
coi,oxi:l ait not uhownku
lie and u l)eput Murlil Alone of All the
Crookston. Minn., April 3. Colonel
Adam A. Naff, whom yesterday's report
stated had gone throuprh the lee on the
Bainy river and been drowned, with
his entire party, returned front the trip
this mornlnff, safe and sound.
The report that they were drowned
was started by settlers and Indian on
the northern boundary, and originated
In the fact that the party did meet wHh
a mishap on the rivT, all going through
the Ice. Colonel Naff and the United
States deputy marshal escaped and sue
ceeded In getting horses and returning
to civilization, but the'res of the party
were drowned, being swept under the
ice. Colonel Naff was descending the
river with a thoroughly equipped out
fit of two sledges, after his inspection
of the timber country, looking for Ca
nadian pine pirates. He had some ap
prehension of danger from the lateness
of the season and the consequent break
ing up of the Ice on the numerous water
courses that would have to be oromd
and was consequently very careful. The
trip Involved a hard 454) mile drive.
The pine thieves whom Colonel Naf
went to look after had established a
camp on the American side ami floated
the logs down the border to the mills at
Rat Portage. Numerous attempts have
been made by the land onVe to ft"ect
the capture of the guilty parties. Three
special agents and aMrtstmnts made a
thorough and persistent effort to lind
the men several years ago, and individu
al agents have had general Instruc
tions looking to this end all along. This
was the case with Colonel Naff, who
was ordered last summer by Commis
sioner Lamoreux to investigate the mat
ter whn feasible. The thieve had
ben quiet after the preceding inveatiira
tion until this winter, when they real
ized that their lat opportunity had
come, becauee of the early opening of
the Red lake lands and It wa claimed
that they had started their old rojw.
W1I.L Ari'EAH KXT SATUKOAV
Along "With the "War Vrj" "Will Oo I'orth
the "Volnnteer fSnrttrr."
New York. April 1 Balilnton Booth
has decided Xo name hta paper the Vol
unteer Gazette. It ia to contain six
teen pages of three wide columns and
will make its first appearance on Sat
urday, April 11.
The leading editorial In the Hrst Issue
will give a detailed account of rise Vol
unteer movement, orer the signature
of Ballington and Xrs. Booth. Amos?
other things, it will say:
"The Volunteers' warfare Is not to he
looked upon in ajiy sense as a 'split'
or an effort to disrupt the forces of the
movement to which until recently 'be
longed. Our silence In regard to many
accusations and questions noV raJsed
Is from no inability to vindicate ovr
eelve. but from a desire to let the mat
ter drop and ieav In God's bands the
ordering, directing and vindicating- of
our Uvea in the future. We have not
thought to call to oor side any of the
associates still standing and bellerias;
in the International organization. It
has not ben our policy to oris; luAs
nece or suasion to bear upon them, and
those who are now with u h.r come
naturally, upon their own rpoub41
ity and their own personal convtctkms,
formed quite apart from us.''
STKKI. MB riXlall Oi:fiAMZI'0
Uott Tliy Iropoe tn Ittrlct Oatpot and
New York. April J. The Bessemer
?tel manufacturers completed their or
ganization today at the hotel Waldorf.
The execatrr committee is John O. A,
Letehman. of the Carncsrle coenpur.
chairman; Henry Wjcfc. of the Ohio
Steel company; H. Hubard. of the Wi
ling 3teel and Iron coofinr. and Vnv
eil Stackbocse. of Che Cambria Iron
It was decided that a commission to
manage the orgaa4atV to not acces
sary. The regulation of the oatpot of b'J-
lets .a to be left to the executive eom- 1
miitee. They will be the judges of '
the demand and will fix the ngure for
each mouth. A certain portion of the
total will he allotted to each company
in the organization. The apportion
ment will he made on the basic f
oast year's output If aay eompear
produces any mart than the aOoted por
tion the profits oa the surplus are to
go to. the organisation and by it wH b
tamed oeur to the oompaey or thoe
ecenpa-aW which have no: jrod-jo-d
IerecJ for Matt ftf.
Bkatoa. P April I Th fc-gJith cx-i-gressbmal
district BcpuMsean eosmutt
tee mac bete tooaT oaa elected v-
to the national rosm Tlri. bj:n-uag
the Sleusjcor Quay lor presida
lVn7T ,Votnltln tmr tft-s.
Portbtad. Ore.. AprM l.Tbe ffnpwnw
etty eoueeatloa hsu uamtustod x-Coe- j
eraor Penooyer for syer.
i VEHDICr REACHED
HTLLMOIf CASE SCORES IT3 ITFTH
JURY CANNOT AGREE
STASDS SEVEN TO FIVE LN PAYOR
OF TEE COMPANIES.
AFTER FOUR DAYS DELIBERATION
lAMOUNT INVOLVED HAS DOUBLED
SINCE THE FIRST TRIAL.
History of Ouo of the Mot I'lmou Innr
ance Casrs In American Jurltpru
deuce l'laii to ettle It.
Topeka, Kan., April 3. -The famous
irittmon Ineuruuce case, which has boon.
on trial before Judge William and a
Jury in the United States circuit court
here for the post three weeks, and whleh
was given to 3me Jury four days aga.
seenw likely to furnish a quafetJoR for
endless litigation. Th Hfth trial of the
case, which Is one of the celebrated 1Mb
Insurance con lasts in American Juris
prudence, anded tonight in a disagree
meat of the Jury, which stnod seven m
favor of the insurance companies to live
tor the claim of Mrs. IlUlmoa.
The issue involved is the Identity of a
dead body, which Mre. HUhaon pro
duced in March, ISTO.'a the body of her
husband. John V. Hillmon. She hail
bevu married to him only a short time,
and he had taken out life inwiranw
amounting to $36,903, which, lactadlitg
interest and costs, now amounts te over
360.000. The fewurance companies con
tend thtft the body produced was nut
that of John "V. IHIlmon, but of one
AdolpTi -Walters, and that Xiniinon was
not dead at the time alleged, but va tn
a conspiracy with his wife to defrattd
the com pan lea. The body was found m
Crooked creek. In Barber county, lltts
mon and a man named Brown bad iwnii
into that country on a hunting' urto
Brown came back with the body, report
ing that iUiltnon had acctdently obot
himself m pulling a gun from the wngoa.
The Insurance compaalea allege that
the body produced was that of Adalfftt
"Walters, a cigarmaker, of FVnt .Madis
on. Iowa, whom they say was with
llllhnon and Brown. Mrs. liUtmo has
married again and Is now a Mr. Smith
and lives at Leavenworth.
On the iinrt trial of this ease the iry
stood seven for Mr. IHllmon, ar.d fl
for the Insurance companies; ) t
second the Jury wm evenly dKll.I
the third Mrs. HiUmon gained a venlt-
but the companies obtained a new ; r..i
on the fourth the vote stood eln f
Mrs. Illlhwon to one for the cm;.
The lmiuranre companies, inf-n 1
a defendants In the Hillmon t-i i .i
Just agreed on a proposition t it. r
the ca to the Ave federal Judge
have heard the live trials and t tki
by whatever a majority of rbe li '
may d-ide be rbrht. Atkerne- - fur
Mrs. Hillmon refuse t talk of then yfu.
bebls derision upon the scheme.
CAM-S IT Till! VlTACOl,ir
ridUon ljitrt fllaclilnr. tn ImjiroTimut
mi tht Klimtotir.
Nw Tork, Apr!! 2.The "World Uwto
morning says: Thoman A. ICcUnoa wm
in a. very happy mood when seen by a
reporter In his laboratory In Wsi Or
ange lost night. The great Ijtvesttsr
had shout completed another xaaaateo;
which he called the "vttancoee.' I
Is an Improvement on the ktaeuwoap,
and Mr. JCdtoon says he has no aeutst
tbat it will proee to be a sccceus
The viuweope throws on a scre-m br
means f bright lights and pewffui
lenses the moving lifesise Jtgrt a
human beings and animals. Lat aSgisi
tn ths big foundry building aajaeea
the laboratory the machine waa rtgsm!
up and a rtry satisfactory uxnlattssn
The first picture shown last night on
the screen was a colored jNuonsa f a
serpentine dance by Aaattelle, who msv.
d before the Iclnetoecope last suwMr.
Tho film roll on which the nbotasjtmpw
were attached was araaised .
half doaen spools and putter a
when the machine was t in motion hs
dancers Image appeared upon the sctoin
The original photographs as bjkian
by the ktneteesope aad deeds, 11 s
the roil, am about the tse of a souufet
delivery postage stamp, and to araduste
a picture llfe-te, are macaned afeout
Jfr. Edumo zxpcU shortly to be a
to so improve the phonograph tf
will be able to take records mora I- ngov
than now and the vitsecope and p"'0
graph will then be so combin-l ' i
It will be possible for ansudjei' so
watch a photographic repreduetbxit Of
end opera sal bear the music at die
x kats Jri" a itUi.t.rrr
Oaie in Onntu Wli High fllot
TmnlirrAWi t fetrc.
Omaha. April 2 The Sent
Omaha Is unlet) a Hurstou
was sueeesefoJly perform" d -wtft flbt
id of the X rays occurred flu sfmt
noon, when doctoro extracted a HulMI
which had bees teoatsd br a
Roentgen photon tasa by J"fw
sor Turner of the Om?s hi
The aadesjC was J'. on r: nc. a l:
old ooy. aad the p'' s -was of mbsI
a nature that It w-jM . "-. isey
serious -without ?ft. - : Ab i'
weefe a9 the boy n aread" Mtsty
shoe The baflt - - 1 the p.-n of
the left band o -. o the ' or
structure and cux f suee be
K wji pr'- r sip!' -
llt w probe. M -u
, r' t (b 'f
at '.".- ptj.w
a torl'ws . itrr
tioa of V :polit
rairs at - h'ntr
ri a T-
plate aboa 4 the bullet. waMa a -
BnfturJIo iltmrm rwto WiMrrm
Deaesr. Asett a Onloael E. a Wood
ford hot tmmivmi a tsthniu ftnsn
noj Wallsr irustfc ys be ih"
laoaoi fer AjswiVu aa-t be la Oso'-r
rofcspo vefea Wc4m0) mm I
Tisjui t te esc-eeasuJ ai
res by fb yrjQob awoeraa 1 iiwt.
rater fU" ft US" ABSet
- x- Aartl tTb lujatwwi:
VCt'-a - e v4 May OS) fbw
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JsMt she vote wj
rtfwaa; to voia, 27.