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GUILTY OR EOT GUILTY, HE HAS
SEEN HAED TIMES.
LOADED WITH CHAINS
.TAMATAYE E0T7DIES EXPEOTOE
( ATED UPON HIM.
LAY IN THE RAIN AND GOT FEVER
I HAD THE PUff OP SMASHING- A
PEOGEATEE'S PAGE, THOUGH.
Brutality of His French Guards-Has No
Notion of Waiving; ills Claim to an
Indemnity for Ills Wrongs.
(Copyrighted 1SX by the Associated Press.)
London, April 4. Mr. John L. "Wal
ler, formerly United States consul at
Tamatave, island of Madagascar, ar
rived in this city a short time ago, af
ter his release from the French prison
in which he had been confined under
the snetence of twenty years imprison
mnt imposed upon him by a court mar
tial for having corresponded -with the
He has been living in retirement since
his arrival and upon the advice of his
agents, who are formulating a claim
against the French government has not
received any representatives of the En
glish press. However, Mr. "Waller, who
sails for Xew York today, made the fol
lowing statement to the Associated
Press. It is the first time he has told
his story to a reporter.
"You (will remember that Tamatave
was bombarded by the French in De
cember, 1S93," he began, "I was then
living at Tamatave. Shortly after the
bombardment I wrote my wife, who
was living up country. In my letter I
merely described the event, referred to
the sanitary condition of the town, and
the number of French soldiers, but I did
also describe some of the barbarities
I witnessed, particularly the ravishing
of the Hova women by French soldiers.
"On March 3, 1S95. I was arrested at
Tamatave. I asked for time to obtain
witnesses, and to know upon what
the charges against me were based.
I was told that they were two in num
ber: "First, for the violation of an order
of January IS, 3E93. regarding sending
letters, except through the French port.
"Second, violation of one of the arti
cles of the French military code, by
corresponding with the enemy regard
ing French operations in Tamatave.
ROWDIES SPAT ON HIM.
"I was at first refused counsel, but
afterwards obtained the services of M.
La Gray. He had only forty-eight
hours in which to look into my case.
The trial was held on March 20, 1S95.
and Dnly lasted one hour. My lawyer
frequently told the court that such
charges as were adduced would be
laughed at in a civil court trial. How
ever, I was condemned to twenty years
"On the 23d of March I was placed on
a steamer bound for Marseilles. I was
told that I would be given a state room
for the voyage. However, when J
reached the boat, I was conducted to
the hold and made to sit down on the
platform which is just underneath the
hatchway for lowering freight. My
guard, who was a brutal French soldier
bimply said in reply to my question re
garding a room, 'You sit there. A few
moments afterward a huge iron bar was
brought and placed on the floor in front
of me. To this my ankles were chain
ed. I was unable then to change my
position, even enough to lie on my side.
The rabble of Tamatave had followed
me from the jail to the steamer. They
came on board and standing upon the
deck spat upon me. I was soon cov
ered completely with their saliva. I
appealed to my guard and to several of
the French soldiers, but they only
laughed at me.
LYING IN THE RAIN
"As night came on it began to rain,
and I lay powerless to move, and with
the tropical rain beating down upon me.
Being wet in that climate is always fol
lowed by fever, unless one's clothes are
Immediately changed. In the morning
I was trembling with a chill. At S
o'clock some breakfast was brought me.
It consisted of soup, with rice and curry
in it, and a piece of bread. I could
not eat and begged for a cup of tea.
me of the soldiers drew his sabre and
exclaimed 'eat that.'
"I was only released from my chains
x Ice a day, ten minutes in the morn
. r and ten in the afternoon. I was
r .veil but two meals a day. All my
effects had been taken away from me
i ml I was ill-provided with clothing.
"I had but one-and-a-half francs
wit! me. After leaving Zanzibar I
gave this to a soldier and told him to
buy me some oranges. He took -the
money and when I saw him next day
he slid he had lost it.
"A few French officers came on board
at Zanzibar. One of them remonstra
ted with my guard, and I was released
from my chains. Another officer, see
ing me released, said, 'you are an ene
my to France. Tonight when you are
asleep I will cut your throat and throw
SPOILED FRENCHYS FACE.
"I had been given a room and my
guird slept in it near me. That night
J was aroused by a noise In my room
ani saw this officer standing ax the foot
cf my bed. I got up and dressed and
started to go on deck. He followed me
and struck me on the back of the head
as I was ascending the stairway, knock
ing me down. I got up and fearful for
my life, struck him in the face, cutting
It ppn The officers of the ship came
and I applied to them for protection.
I was assured by them, and by the
French tficers who had befriended me,
that nothing would be done to me for
my actum in defending myself. After
thds episode, the Frenchman kept away
"Going through the Suez canal I was
again chained and again as we ap
proached Marseilles. At Marseilles I
was conducted to a dirty, filthy prison.
I only remained there a few days, and
that i could not retain it on my stom
ach. I appealed to the governor of
the prison and he sent the doctor to ex
"From Clanvaux I was sent to the
prison at Nimes. On February 2, 1S96,
a prison official arrived and told me
that my pardon had been received.
"With it came a message from Mr. Eus
tis, in Paris, directing me to draw on
him for money. ...,
"I wish particularly to state that in
making my application for pardon. I
made no agreement whatever to waive
my claims for damages against the
OS TELE LOJTDOX STAGE
What the Theatres lJave Been Doing Dor.
Ing a Very I) all Season.
London, April 4. This has been, the
quietest theatrical week of the year.
Eleven of the important theatres closed
voluntarily, but the duke of York's, the
Drury Lane, and the Princess reopen, to
night. Many people during the week visited
the Elephant and Castle theatre in the
New Kent road, where Abud's company
is playing "Trilby." Lawrence Irving' s
Svengall is pronounced to be tJhe best
thing he has done.
The new play entitled "The Gay
Parsienne," which will shortly be seen
at the duke of York's theatre, will have
the advantage of a strong cast. This
will consist of Ada Reev, who will sus
tain, the title role, that of Mile Julia
Bonbon, a young adventuress who is
throughly at home in the Parisian world
of life and adventure. Frank Wheeler,
lately of the Gaiety theatre, will assume
the part of her fellow conspirator. Lion
el Ringold will have a comedy part, that
of Bbenezer Honeycomb. In this he will
be assisted, by Lilly Belmore, in the
character of his wife, and by Violet
Robinson, as his daughter. W. H. Den
ny will appear as a major smitten like
wise with the charms of the Parsieene.
The first act of the piece takes place on
the lawn of an English villa; the second
at a fashionable Swiss watering place.
In the new Japanese comedy which
will be produced at Daly's oa April 11,
elaborate preparations are belngr made
George Edwards sent to Japan for the
newest melodies. These have been
brought to London by Phonograph. The
Japanese society have also vounteered
assistance in preparing the play. The
scenery Is by Telbln, and the dresses are
designed by Percy Anderson. The cast
will Include Marie Tempest, Miss Nes
vfilev Miss Lind, Mls3 Hobson. Miss
Hammer, Mr. Ciffin, Mr. Morkhouse,
Mr. Phillip and Mr. Bradford.
The play w31 succeed "An Artist
Model" which has had a remarkable
run in London. It was first performed
on February 2, 1895, at Daly's. In May
St was transferred to the Lyric theatre,
in order to make room for the New York
company. In September It returned to
Daly's, where It has remained ever since
and done a highly successful business.
FAILED TO GIVE COST BONDS
Ilreach of Promise fault of an Actress
'Against a Judge Dismissed.
Pittsburg, Pa., April 4. In the Uni
ted States district court today, Judge
Buftington dismissed the suit entered
by the New York actress, Louise von
Lindau, against ex-Judge Galbraith of
Erie, Pa., for alleged breach of promise
The suit was dismissed on account of
the failure of the plaintiff to give bond
for $1,000 to secure costs. Miss von
Lindau charged that the judge traveled
with her to Chicago and had sent her to
Paris, and was the cause of preventing
her marriage to a man in France. Gal
braith is very wealthy, over 70 years of
age, and is one of the best known men
in the state.
HAD THEIR GOOD CI.OTJUES OJf
Five Burglars Make a Poor Slight's Work
iu a Massachusetts Bank.
Whitinsville, Mass. April 4. Five bur
glars clad in dress suits entered the
Whitinsville Savings bank about 150
this morning.blew open one safe and at
tempted to blow another but obtained
only a hundred dollars. Before enter
ing the bank the men, at the muzzle
of revolvers, overpowered the watch
man, bound and gaged him and left
him in an outhouse, where he was dis
covered about 6:30 this morning. After
robbing the bank the burglars stole a
horse and carriage and escaped. No
further trace of them can be found.
The directors of the bank this morning
offered a reward of $5,000 for apprehen
sion of the burglars.
HE HELPED KILL ATWATER
'Cotton" fechmidt Found Guilty of Murder
In the First Degree.
St. Louis, April 4. The jury in the
case of Peter alias "Cotton" Schmidt
one of the trio that held up and mur
dered R. A. Atwater, the Chicago ar
tist, In Websterd Grove, several months
ago.returned a verdict today of guilty
in the first degree. When the verdict
was read he showed no signs of fear,
looking at the jury with a contempt
uous smile. The trial of Foster and
Peter's brother, who were also impli
cated, will be held later.
THINKS BEX WOULD TAKE IT
Ex-Governor Steele of Oklahoma Talks on
Washington, D. C. April 4. Repre
sentative Steele of Indiana talked free
ly this evening in regard to the pros
pects of ex-President Harrison being a
candidate at the St. Louis convention.
"There is a feeling among the Republi
can leaders of Indiana," he said, "that
it would be a very foolish thing for us
to tie ourselves down by rigid instruc
tions for any candidate. If It should
appear that there is a deadlock at St.
Louis ex-President Harrison could be
brought out and nominated at the right
time to the satisfaction of the people-at-large.
It would be very unfortunate
for us if we were tied up so as not to be
able to lead the movement when the
proper time came. We do not want to
be put in tlie position of the New York
Democrats at hicago who were tangled
up with a pledge and voted for their
man while the rest of the party were
cramming down their throats the most
conspicuous Democrat in their own
"This desire for freedom from in
structions exists among some of the
strongest McKinley men ia Indiana.
They are anxious and willing to go to
St. Louis and do their best for their
Ohio neighbor as long as he has th
slightest chance of winning, but they do
not desire to be so tied up that they
cannot honorably take up their own fa
vorite son if the fact Is demonstrated
that McKinley cannot win. Ex-Pres.-dent
Harrison's letter of withdrawal
was absolutely sincere. To his friends
In Indiana It was not needed, for we
know that in no sense is he or has he
been a candidate for the position sine?
he left the White House. Neverthe
less we have reason to know that he
would respond to a call made upon him
by the party at a time when he could
not be charged with having antagoniz
ed other candidates.
"General Harrison Is a pure charac
ter. His administration was clean, and
he would command the support of all
parties, for every one knows his position
in regard to the tariff and to financial
matters. Few men in 'the party could
command as much respect from the ex
tremes on the financial question as he
ex-president, for he Is a known quanti
ty, and there would be no beating about
the bush as to where he stands. For
these reasons I am Inclined to believe
that the friends of McKinley will unite
with the friends of other candidates at
our state convention, and send four
delegaes-at-large who will be free to
act accorcng to the situation as they
find it at St. Louis. Major McKinley
strength In Indiana is unquestioned,
but General Harrison's hold upon the
people is even stronger."
BOIES WILL ASSIST
SILVER DEM00BAT8 ILL MAKE A
BOLD PLAY IU IOWA.
Ex-Governor Boles Consents to Go as Dele-gate-at-Large
to the Chicago Conven
tion If Me May Go on a Silver Platform
Democratic Party Widely Sundered
in Texas on the Cnrrcncy Question Re
publicans and Populists Talk Fusion in
Georgia Republicans In the West
Political Sxeirs in General.
Ottumwa, Iowa, April 4. The free sil
ver Democrats of Iowa will make a de
termined effort to capture the Dubuque
convention and they will be assisted by
ex-Governor Boies. Boles has consen
ted to go to Chicago as a delegate-at-Iarge
from Iowa if the platform de
clares for free silver. This is practi
cally the first move to secure the Dem
ocratic nomination for president for 'Mr
Boies, participated in by prominent
ovhite metal Democrats, not only in
Iowa, but other parts of the west. His
answer to a letter sent him requesting
him to run is a tacit admission that he
will acecpt the nomination if tendered
him. He says:
"I am in full accord with your view
that some plan should be adopted by
which, as nearly as practicable, a full
and explicit showing of the sentiment
of a majority of the Democratic party
in our state upon the question of cur
rency reform, especially upon the ques
tion of the free coinage of silver as
money of final redemption, may be had:
and inasmuch as I am now unable to
suggest a method by which we would be
more likely to accomplish that than
under the one suggested in your letter,
I have concluded to adopt your sugges
tion and allow the use of my name as
a candlate for delegate-at-large to the
Chicago convention; with the under
standing, however, that if our state con
vention at Dubuque, by resolution or
otherwise, approves of our present fin
ancial policy, I will not be expected t
The letter sent him signed by C. A.
Walsh and E. W. Curry, of the Demo
cratic state central committee, and
hundreds of prominent Democrats,
hints of a bolt If the convention de
clares for gold. It says:
"We deem it of a vital importance to
the Democratic party, not only of Iowa,
but of the nation, that the local senti
ment and belief of our Democratic mas
ses upon the great question of currency
reform, which will overshadow every
issue in the campaign of 1S96, should be
reflected in the platforms to be adopt
ed at Dubuque and Chicago. No double-faced
platform,meaning a gold stan
dard to one class of voters and a bi
metallic standard to another class,
should be tolerated or endured. Be
lieving that a straddling policy, if adop
ted, would be ruinous to the Democrat
ic party and practically wipe it out
of existence in Iowa and many other
states, and to the end that the masses
of Iowa Democrats may be induced to
attend the primaries and register their
will on the matter, we ask you to per
mit the use of your name as a candidate
for delegate-at-large to head the Dem
ocratic delegation of Iowa at the Chi
TUEX WILL EAT EACH OTHER
Unless Something Happens to Reconcile
Texas Sllveritcs and Goldougg.
Houston, Texas, April 4. Ever since
the Democratic executive committee
met at Austin, the chairman of the sil
ver wing and of the "sound money"
wing, respectively, have been issuing
pronunciamentos which have tended to
materially widen the breach. The exe
cute committee decided that the mon
etary issue must be voted on at the pri
maries in June, and made an ironclad
form of ballot. Several county exec
utive committees have recognized this
and several have not.
Rufus Hardy, chairman of the "sound
money" executive committee, today
called a conference for Dallas, on April
21, of "all Democrats who will abide
by the national Democratic platform
and vote for its nominees." He alleg
es that the silverites, under the lead of
Chairman Dudley, have prepared a plan
to control the state convention, which
cannot be beaten except by "sound
money" advocates refusing to take part
therein; that they can expect nothing
from the silverites, and he advises to
at once begin thoroughly organizing
for the battle royal. He says that un
less the state executive committee,
headed by Dudjey, rescinds its former
action, the "sound money" men will be
forced to consider it as a challenge for
"war to the knife, and the knife to the
The proposed conference has already
been endorsed by the mass meeting of
"sound money" men in Dallas and Bell
counties. It means that the party Is
badly split on the money question, and
unless a miracle happens there will be
a fraticidal struggle among th Demo
crats of Texas in the present state and
FUSION" DOWN" IX GEORGIA
Alleged Combine of Republicans and Popu
lists in That Mate.
Atlanta, Ga., April 4. A special to the
Journal from Thomson, the home of
Tom Watson, and the center of Populist
influence in Georgia, says:
"It is now practicnlly assured that
the Republicans and Populists in Geor
gia will fuse this year, and put out
candidates for state offices and for the
United States senate. For the lest few
weeks, the Populists of this country
have been discussing the probability
of such a combine between the two par
ties. "As a matter of fact, is is now con
ceded by many Populists here that a
deal has been made by which both the
Populists and Republicans will nomi
nate and support the same ticket for
governor and state offices, and that an
effort will be made, by fusing in the
various counties of the state, to con
trol the general assembly and elect a
United States senator to succeed Gen
eral John B. Gordon. It is understood
that the Republicans will name the
candidate for governor, the other state
offices will be divided and the Populists
will furnish the candidate for the Uni
ted States senate.
GOOD DEAL LIK A ROW
Tioublon Time In the Itepnbllcan Con
vcatlou at Portland, Ota.
Portland. Ore.. April 4 The Repub
lican city and county convention ended
today in a split. In the primaries
Thursday the faction known as the Si
mon faction elected seventy-five out
of 124 delegates to the convention, but
the minority, led by District Attorney
Hame endeavored to seat their dele
gates and obtain control of ttie conven
tion. After a wrangle of three hoars
the Hume delegation left tbe hail and
will hold another convention Monday.
State Senator Joseph Stnwn. chair
man of the county committee, endeavor
ed to call the convention to order. The
opposition carried Judge C fi. Carey
to the platform, and in an instant the
convention was in an uproar. Joseph
Simon was nominated as temporary
chaairman, and in the yell that fol
lowed was declared elected. Then
there was a rush and Simon was knock
ed off the stage. Judge Carey attemp
ted to preside and was taken by the col
lar and whirled backward. A free fight
followed. Canes were waved in the
air and brought down on the heads of
cursing struggling men. Blows were
exchanged wherever elbow room could
be obtained to deliver them. For over
ten minutes the battling, perspiring
crowd surged up and down and across
the stage, shrieking and howling. They
would listen to no words of compromise
and finally the attempt to organize was
abandoned and a recess declared. The
opposing leaders held a conference but
it came to naught. At the conclusion
of the conference the Hume delegats
adjourned to meet Monday and left the
hall. The Simon delegates then or
ganized by electing Mr. Simon chair
man and proceeded with the business
of the convention. D. Sollls Cohen was
nominated for mayor.
Nine candidates for representatives
in the legislature were nominated. The
legislative ticket is opposd to the elec
tion of Senator J. H. Mitchell to suc
ceed himself in the United States sen
ate. On Monday the Democrats will nomi
nate ex-Governor Pennoyer for mayor.
He then will be the nominee of the Pop
ulists, the Taxpayers league and the
Democrats, while there will undoubt
edly be two Republican candidates.
PREJIARIES 1ST THREE COUXTIES
Westmoreland. Fayette and Indiana, In
Pennsylvania Probably for Quay.
Pittsburg, April 4. Owing to the close
contests and big vote the result of the
Republican primaries in Westmoreland
Fayette and Indiana counties cannot
be positively anonunced tonight, but
the most probable outcome Is as follows:
Westmoreland very close, with Quay
adherents probably in the lead; F. B.
Robin nominated for congress by about
Fuyette, Twenty-fourth district, E. F.
Acheson nominated for congress with
out contest; Quay delegates also, win
"Very little can be learned of Indiana
county, but the Quay men are probably
in the lead.
MORE THAN TWO TOR ON'E
Bradey Leads McKinley Jn the Presiden
tial Race lu Kentucky.
Cincinnati, April 4. Specials to the
Comemrcial Gazette say that there were
hard contests today between the Brad
ley and McKinley men at the county
conventions to select delegates to the
convention at Louisville April 15. Of
the fourteen conventions heard from
today, Bradley received the instruct
ions of eight and McKinley of six.
Eighteen county conventions have in
structed for McKinley against their
state favorite. Out of the forty-six
counties out of 119 in the state that
have held conventions, the tally shows
44S delegates for Bradley and 212 for
GOVERNOR ASKED FOR TROOPS
Negro Question Threatens Serious Trouble
at Opelousas, la.
New Orleans, April 4. A special from
Opelousas, La., says: All efforts to
adjust the political differences on the
negro question by representative men
selected from both sides having failed,
and fearing bloodshed at the election
to be held here for town officers on
Monday next, the sheriff and mayor
have wired jointly to Governor Foster
for a company of militia to be sent to
Opelousas to aid them in maintaining
law and order.
HELD THE THREE OF THEM
One Magistrate Who was N'ot to bo Moved
by Stage Heroics.
Philadelphia, April 4. Virginia Ful
ler, her husband, "William Fuller, and
OL LeGrand de Capers, alias Howard
J. Rosedale, of New York, who were
arrested yesterday on the charge of at
tempting to extort money from Edward
Whitely of this city by blackmailing
schemes, were held today in 51,000 bail
each for trial.
"Whitely was led into the trap though
a flirtation with the woman and a sub
sequent meeting at a house on Fair
mount avenue. While in the house
with the woman Whitely was confront
ed by Fuller and Rosedale. The wrong
ed husband wanted J1.000 for the alleg
ed alienlation of his wife's affections,
and Rosedale put in a claim for 5250
for detective services. Whitely refer
red the men to his lawyer and whn
they reached the latter's office both
were arrested. When arraigned be
fore the magistrate today Ms. duller
said that she was alone to blame, but
the husband broke in with a dramatic
gesture saying: "I am the guilty one
and she is only trying to shield me.
Let the others go. and hold me." The
magistrate simplified matters by hold
ing all three. Rosedale said he was
tenor in the Tavary Grand English
DID N'OT COMMIT SUICIDE
Maxey Cobb Died of fcxpoinre, While on a
Omaha, April 4. A special to the Bee
from Lincoln, Neb., says: It was dis
covered today that the late county
treasurer, Maxey Cobb, whose body
was found Thursday in a field near
town, did not commit suicide, as at
first supposed. The corner's jury
found that death resulted from expos
ure. Cobb was on a spree and wander
ed off on the prairie. Hi3 constitution
could not stand the shock. His books
are all right.
Nevada Repabllcan Convention.
Reno, Nev., April 4. The Republican
state central committee met here to
day and called a state convention to
meet at Virginia City May S, for the
purpose of electing delegates to the
St. Louis national convention.
Utah Democratic Convention
Salt Lake. Utah, April 4. The Dem
ocratic state central committee met
tonight and decided to hold the conven
tion in Salt Lake for the election of del
egates to Chicago. The date was fixed
between the first and tenth of June, the
exast date to be named by the chair
man. Democrat Gain In Davenport.
Davenport, la.. April 4. The munici
pal election today resulted ia the se
lection of a Democratic mayor, clerk.
treasurer, assessor and four out of six
aldermen, with an average plurality of
l.flOO. This shows a Democratic gain
Crisp's Volte Fail Him.
Atlanta. Ga.. April 4. The series of
joint debates between Secretary Hoke
Smith and Charles Crisp is off. for the
present, at least. Crisp having request
ed their postponement. His throat Is
in such a condition that he cannot speak
above a whisper and even such speech
is accomplished with intense pain.
Ma-ssHJon. Ohio . April 4. Three brothers
susd Soaeonaato, Lving nar Havarr.
Ohio, drove directly ia front of a. rapidly
runatag Cleveland. Loraine and Wbeoiiag
express train thts morning. William and
Frank were killed and the third escaped.
The victims were rnlntr.
WILL YOTE MONDAY
END OF THE CUBAN RESOLUTIONS
IS AT LAST IN SIGHT.
Entire Day and a Night Session Besides
Given Over Entirely to Debate oa the
' Resolutions .Reported From the Confer
ence Committee Argument Produced
'ot In Any Wise Different From Matter
Already Brought Oat in the Speech
making', Save That More Members Take
a Torn at It.
"Washington, April 4. The house de
cided today to vote on the Cuban reso
lutions on Monday next, immediately
after the reading of the journal. This
agreement was accompanied by an un
derstanding that today's debate on the
resolutions should be continued into the
evening. With the exception of an hour
given over to miscellaneous business at
the beginning of the session, the entire
day and night sessions were devoted to
a discussion of the wisdom, expediency
and justice of adopting the resolutions
recognizing Cuban belligerency and
tendering the friendly offices of the
United States for the settlement of the
trouble. Speeches were made on behalf
of the Cubans and in favor of the adop
tion of the resolutions by Messrs Adams
of Pennsylvania, Knox of Massachus
etts' Quigg of New York, Cock,rell of
Texas and others and in opposition to
this course toy Messrs. Turner and Rus
sell of Georgia, Gillette of Massachus
etts, Elliett of Virginia and others.
On the one hand it was contended that
the Unfted States should take a position
in favor of Cuba, because the Cubans
had earned and were entitled to our
sympathy and support, and on the other
that it had not been demonstrated that
they had made sufficient progress in
the war to Justify, under the practice of
nations, .their recognition as belliger
ents. MONIDD INTERESTS.
Mr. Cockrell (Dem., Tex.) told of let
ters he had received imploring congress
to stop the hue and cry about Cuba, be
cause It was rulnmg the monled Inter
ests, and said the patriotism of all these
people could be compressed Into the size
of a nlckeL They had forgotten the
duty owed by this republlo to a strug
gling people. Macao and Gomez had
exhibited a degree of generalship never
excelled, for Spain has been for a year
endeavoring with 135,000 troops to con
quer 40,000 patriots in an Island not so
large as his (Cockrell's) district, and
had never been able to hold a foot of
territory beyond the range of her can
non and gunboats. Mr. Cockrell said
that Cuba iwas entitled to her Independ
ence and if he could have his way he
wauld take "this old wolf of Spain by
the throat, force her to pull her "Weyler
and her murderers off and concede the
absolute indenpendence of these brave
This declaration was received with ap
plause. Mr. "Woodman of Illinois, advocated
the adoption of the resolutions and pro
tested against the cruelty which he said
had characterized Spain's conduct of
Mr. Elliott (Dem., Va.) said that the
question of belligerency was one of fact,
and he did not consider that the Cuban
Insurgents had shown themselves en
titled to recognition.
EARNED THEIR FREEDOM.
Mr. Newland3 (Silver! te. Nev.) sup
ported the resolutions. He said that
Cuba had earned the recognition con
templated, and contended that the Unit
ed States, being the greatest and most
peaceful nation In this part of the
world, owed It to herself and her weak
er sisters to Interfere In their behalf. Ho
believed that the United States should
extend intervention on this hemisphere
to the extent of seeing that order was
maintained in the republics of Central
and South America,
Mr. Stewart (Rep., N. J.) favored, and
Mr. Russell (Dem., La.) opposed the res
olutions. The latter said that the Cu
bans did not fight like soldiers and were
not worth shedding crocodile tears over.
Mr. "Walsh (Dem.. N. Y.) spoke briefly
In defense of Senator Hill.
-Mr. Adams (Penn.) had intimated
that Mr. Hill had reflected the attitude
of "Wall street In his position on the
Cuban resolutions. (Mr. "Walsh contend
ed that Mr. Hill had been throughout
his entire career In toch with the plain
people, and often opposed Wall street.
He said the senator's personal integ
rity could not be questioned.
TURNER FEARS WAR.
Mr. Turner (Dem., Ga) opposed the
adoption of the resolutions. He did not
deny that the Cubans were engaged in
a Just cause, but he insisted that we
should know something about the con
dition of affairs before taking a position
which might result in disastrous conse
quences. In case of war our commerce
would be driven from the seas. He bad
no fear of Spain, but any war was sure
to result in distress and irreparable
horror and disaster. He declared, in his
opinion, that since the senate had come
to its second thought, not even the sen
ate resolutions could pass that body,
and said that the vote In the house when
taken, would show that there had also
been a change of heart there.
He said tfoat la Cuba there was a far
worse condition of aalrs. so far as the
mixture of races -was concerned, than
existed in the south after the war. He
said that the Spaniards had not tSio in
stinct of self-government equal to the
Anglo-Saxons with whom self-government
was an instinct.
Mr. Quhjg CPe?., N. Y ) contended
that the position of the American peo
ple on the Cuban question was due to a
sincere desire to do unto others as we
would have them do unto u.
It was not for us, he said, sons of the
miserables who starved at Valky Forge,
to sneer at the distress of the Cuban
and who were fired with the iarne pass
ion for liberty and fighting for the sasno
end. Mr. Quigg was loudly applauded
when he had finished.
Mr. Wheeler fDenv, Ala.) dclared
that he believed in a new policy for the
American government. The Monroe
doctrine was for lft.0M,00& people, but
now it should be the American doctrhv.
that wherever a people were xtrcggUag
for liberty, they should have oar ym
pat&v and If jossibl our aid.
MR. BARTLETT EXPLAINS.
At this point Mr. Bartlm (Dem.. Ga.)
made a rrsanl explanation conoem
ln?r the elrtloniring circular of Mr
Gibson of Tenn'se. which had been ex
hJMted by Mr Sulzr of New York !a a
recent spe-ch and which Mr. Gibson had
charged was f amisid by Mr. Bartltt.
Mr. BartVu explained that the cir
cular had bsn givf-a him by a priar
and. he had shown it to other member?,
one of whom had givn it to Mr. Sefcoer.
Mr. Gfiwoa thereupon expressed satis
faction with th explanation and with
drew any impolarJona which he might
have made apaint Mr Bartl-tt-
The coars c' tb foreign .rffairu ofna
nstuee was 4CcM T Mr. Mahay
(Rep, N. X.) Mr. MaiwT aecerf th
cemtatnee of rashtojr the nssotatfcwxi
throttjrh. Under tetrasii Jaw. O&b
covarmit couid n treat with ec
Sljc JBicfjita iMu .(Saglc
Wichit3, Sunuaj, April 5, 1896.
Weather for Wichita today:
Pair; warmer; oath winds.
Sun K!e. 5:38: seta. 6:28.
Moon Maniac: Kine. 2:0O.
INDEX OF TODAY'S IMPORTANT MEWS
1. John Waller TelU Ills Own Story
Currency Question in Politics
Cuban Resolution Keady for a Vote
Monroe Doctrine and Latin-America
S. Warlike Bumptiousness of Spain
George Gould Xsirrowly Kscapei Death
3. Matabeles and the Nile Expedition
Stock Market Closes at the Best
5. Citizen Ticket Heelers Cslnr Money
Mrs. Lucy Gould Attempts Suicide
Water Compels Work to be Kept Up
6. Social Events in Wichita Society
Oklahoma Assessment Hoard Decision
7. Tops Wish They Might Name Harris
whose capital was In the saddle and whoso
chief executive was on officer In the Hold.
Mr. Buck (Dem.. La.) bad rvad a tele
gram signed by tho editors of the four
lidinsr papers In Xew Orleans. Including
the Picayune and tho Times-Democrat,
declaring their support of the resolutions.
He said that was a partial refutation of
tho oharges by Mr. Bou telle, that senti
ment on tho question was cbangiCer. 2Io
spoke eloquently for recognition.
At 5 o'clock tho house took a recess until
S p. m.
Mr. McCall of Massachusetts presided
at the evening session of the house, which
was devoted to debate on the Cuban reso
lutions. Mr. Quigg of Xew Tork had charge fo
the time In favor of the resolution, in
the absonco of Mr. Hltt. A dozen mem
bers were on the Uoor, though the galter
ies were well filled, when the hous wls
colled to order, and when Mr. Dockery
(Dem.. Mo.) took tho floor ho remarked
that "In the spiriting array of empty
benches" on the floor ho would moke eotno
remarks In favor of the resolution. Ho
maintained that in costing his vole for
the senate resolutions he represented tho
wishes of his constituents.
Mr. Danfols (Rep., X. Y) favored the
first resolution, but thought tho second
went too far and violated tho spirit of
our rational policy, which from the b
jflnnlng had been against tnterferanco In
tho affairs of foreign, countries. He feared
the resolution mUrht result In war.
XOT STROXG ENOUGH.
Mr. Baker (Populist. Kan.) supported
the resolutions, but said they did not ko
far enough. He would vote for a resolu
tion recognizing tho independence of Cuba.
Mr. Mahon (Rep., Pa.) said that the tui
tion that used a garrote to put to deuth
political prisoners was not tit to be recog
nized as civilized. During tho Into wr
no prisoners of war were execute Ho
quoted Mr. Boutello'a speech In tho Fifty
third congress, when tho Maine member
warmly aupportod a Republican govern
ment in Hawaii. Change "Hawaii" to
"Cuba," said he, and Mr. Boutello would
be supporting the resolutions.
Mr. Otoy (Dem.. Vo.) created conaMar
able merriment by expressing hte deep
sympathy with the Cuban rebels. He bail
been a rebel once Mm&olf. The opponents
of this resolution had dwelt upon th un
fortunate position It would liv u h if
Cuba failed to attain her l-jdeprf-mdeno.
Our position, he argued, would bo bo room
uncomfortable than thnt of th for-lBn
governments, Spain among ihim. which
recognized the Conffdsrarv
SARCASTIC MR. TrCKrTR.
After some further remarks by Mr. MH
likon (Rp, Me.). Avery (Rep, Mich.):
Talbert (Dem.. S. C); Keifer (Rep.. Mlna.) :
Plckler (Rep , S. T and Brodertck (R-p .
Kan.) In favor of tho resolutions, Mr.
Tucker (Dem., Va.), a member of the
foreign affairs commltte, clownl tho de
bate In opposition to the resolution. Tho
second resolution, he arvued. departed
from our time-honored policy and would
roturn to plague us Wht right had
wo. ho asked, to interfere In tho dosnedttc
affairs of a foreign government? II said
that the hous was interfering with the
prerogative of tho executive.
Mr Smith (Rep . Mich.) Interrupted Mr.
Tucker and defled him to po'nt out tho
Jaw or section of tho oonHtltutlon which
conferred upon the excouUve tb right to
declare belligerency. Ho quoted Heary
Clay as saying that whn the oxectttlYo
failed to do his duty. It wa lha prortacc
of congress to prod him to It.
Mr. Tucker In reply said with grot ar
casm that ho supposed the KatUtaawui
from Michigan, knowing the weak etoar
octor of the xntui In tho White Hoosa, at
the prownt time. b"hvei that Mr. Clore
land would huaten to obey the edict of
At 10 o'clock the house adoarnoi.
Tho voto will be taken on Monday.
TO STAND KKEKMAN OKK
KecelTer Appointed for the 1'lrm U
Threatened to Confiscate.
Independence, Kan., April A. IL "W.
Black of Elgin has iyen appointed re
ciever for the firm of Spinner, Stmeock
& Granger, general merchants at Paw
huska. Osa; Nation. This is tho
firm that bad trouble with Indian Agt
Freeman becnuse they sided with tho
half-breeds against him. Aa a resctlt
Freeman threatened to coaJLscato tblr
property unless they lf t the nation. A
receiver waa ajked to prevent uch ac
tion. Freeman's acts are now beta?
Investigated by an Interior dcpartawsS
PINKEKTON5? AT I.ITTI.B KOCK
Lebanon, 3to , Train Ilwbbrry Charged to a
ewr Terrltoiy Gjbc.
Little Rock. Ark., April . Plakrton
detectives reached the city laat aisrbt
In search of the IbJUion. Mo, train
robber?. Thy say that a n-w frans; of
outlaws has sprang up in the Indian
Territory and that the three aeea who
held up the train at Lebanon are the
bandits who attempted, to loot th
Warren. Ark., hank February 36. when
PreeMent L. 1L Ooodln was killed and
Cashier Adair daageroceir wound.
The theory of th deteUT In that
tb"e rubber are dividing tfcrtr Unrc
btwet Arfcaaeaa and the terrteorr
and they r here to Intercept esn
cam they should make any fBrtber ef
fort ihroogh tU section.
Why Don't Tb-y Jtl!m, Tae-I
Pari. Aprfl . Moderate rwtmna wd
cow-erraihr psinsra xjrj8 attatlm vmt
at b Stct that th rosnuaas not
rosdrned a a remit ef reTw&l f eeo-ftWv-
by tb senmte yeeterday. rnpuj
declare tbsst sues a tsu cf afiairs U rerv
lutsooary. VerrUht e Adran:-.
Cairo. Ajsrfl . The Dtrrtdbw asms ad-
vhjv-A tm M-exaofcrvkb. osdy saremr Mttaw
4fetau:: from Akeeaeb Th frVes&r Arab
saw eeeatpy as. eettum oppoaite Afceahra.
3rrnrnt of th Matab-rlr-.
C Term. April 1 Thro Xnanh
fcaps fcawe pa awed to tbe aMOKM mC trntX.
lac w tuart. aaoiati. a rj
TTvM n AnMl 4
Jo relay baa ba stfvea 4. erdet ta :kv
renwntwi aiut ceart far V.W in a aaw
zOavtc tUfw. Jt-t liii:, for !r-f a of
prael aearrtasje. If '! -wajt 1 rmy
pawtar af the FUvt Bf ' V :;-i t -lalNife,
bat rastjqieil to ,-,-.'-
irewWs. aad aurrtwf a. j- aSr
nose waj to thi opssijr.
DIAZ GETS BkCHK
LATDT-AHERI0M STATES ABE 15
I0B CONGEST OP A0TI0N.
NEARLY ALL REPORT
COSTA EI0A PEARS A MEXICAN
CHILE STILL HATES UNCLE SAM
H0NDUBAS ALSO WOULD EXCLUDE
EDI AND THE CANUCK.
Otherwise, the Sentiment, Official and
Popular, Is for tho Monroe Doc
trine Backed by lloth Continents.
Citr of Mexico. Mex.. April i. SI Uni
versal, newspaper, tonlcbt published
telegrams from all over Central and
South America regarding President
Dlaz'9 utterances on the Monroe doc
trine in hfcs recent message to congress.
President Barrios of Guatemala prtvlsa
the statesman-like tone of the message
and in Salvador the government la in
clined to favor an alliance of all Ameri
can notions in Rupport of the Monroe
doctrine as explained by President Dla.
Honduras newspapers advocate a
Iatin-Amerlcan confederation In sup
port of the doctrine of "no European In
terference" but excluding' the United
tates and Canada.
Nicaragua Is disposed to adopt Pres
ident Diaz's Ideas.
Costa Itlca's sentiment favors the
plan, but there is apprehension that
Mexico is ambitious of oonMiUdattng' her
power nnd taking undor protectorate all
of Central America
President Oaro of Columbia congratu
lates Diaz on his idea. Colombia, mon
ument favors the Laln-Atnorloan Men.
President Crospo, in- his oongraUila
tlons to President Diaz and the Maxtoan
people, declares that Venexuelo- cnwtnins
the plan of a Latain-Amerkran union
The Peruvian press warmly apptnuds
President Dtaz adnd government opin
ion Is favorable.
The president of Chill says that IX tho
plan did not conceal the hidden purpoH
of the United State and wat not almwl
at any particular European twitfon. it
wnt worthy of commendation but waual
prefer that the Unfted State have on
President Uorda of Uruguay said thnt
he must apphtude the aland taken by
tho Mexican president, who hsul pat
hlmeelf at the head of a Latla-AJaari-can
union In ittport of the haVtaliiMttQr
pf American oll.
Argentine newspapem advocate adp
ing the suggestions of the Marietta ih-1
executive and dedlra a oottrereaca f all
President Moraes of Brazil wv th it
he hours for an alliance of all Am-' ' - I
nation' against the cotUtoUal ;st-
sions of Kuropaa nations In ttH -m
phere. taking advantage of th- 1'
American iwtffonn. J la heartily ad"
the Idea of the noble and coerat jU
prealdent of ilex lea.
The jrovrntnett here coaUnwea ta rA
oelve oomiounlcatlona oa the bafcl aeaatf
taken by Prertdent Diaz la sufppart at"
the amplified Monroe doctrtoto aeal wak
ing ft interasUlonal law In tb rv
PKI.SONS a Kit AM. I'UI.r.
fco tVojlrr DIpor of l'rrali Prisoners f
Having Tlirm Shot at Oner,
Cincinnati. April 4. The Cocunerdnl
Gazettes special from Tampa, Fku.
gives an interview with thi wife of
correspondent who landed from lilUvn
na: 4Hneml "WeTler'a latest ordwr,
she said. "Issued only a few anys VtfOrc
I left is that all prisoner takaa saall
be shot. The priaons are fall and lby
must die. Every morning at daybreak:
we heard b snots nt More eaaUo sad
our hearts grew sick, fr -w kaw tbat
somo innocent man wat dying ltk .
dog. No trial H allowed, and tbe or
ders are to shoot alL
"Only aat Monday evening wbea tho
band was playing for the parneVe. nasi
the crowds of gaily dressed people pca-menad'-d
to and fro. I saw two man.
an old negro and tho other a cosntrv
man. shackled together and maccbatl
off to be shot.
"Tbe families of these poor uzttarina
ates are left -Mnfeolly destitute, and tfeo
suffering in the district )s trrfbta The
men, wonrn ad children of the taros
captured by tb? iasargenu listanw a.
part of the army. There ar a depre
dation committed by the iaawrga
but the atrocities committed by the
Spanish troops aro too tTrtbic to etL
Tbey are past comDreheaalon.
"The general of the Iwarywi army
art pitiless in their ptmhshaseat of Jajs.
redatlons, hanging betas; th lasssatJfehr
penalty. Tby realise thai if dagwwlsv
tions are allowed there wlU soon be Me
ter hvwlesaaeas. so tbey jmaiab by dealft
for the llmt offense.
They ar authorise') to isfcc haret
and aaddles. for they are mmrrJm
tb asking of snowy or Ta.law.Mer ar tffs
comtmaon of aay Tkwo wtaaer
Is pmfehabia by Irrtant aatuh.
W hear ery day of moat ierrtblo
things done by tbe Rptalah trass.
The msanrents ha9 saor? sses) hsrt
tbey ae L Tby ar aaJy lachtaor
axaas and amsaanitioa.
A IOIS CVUKIIIIJ TO CffK A
Uvr LasrWr fhoonrri rrots Rett rrt
AUt Iff Cb.
Hoawvrx T., April . r
Ubb nast aasrfltta of the
ageavry. who are working in behahT
tbe ftpaaiah gorera inewf, hrr hasav
wxrlifnar th aMwrnBpt of veaseh ulnae;'
the Texas ooaat and satiiag iXksji -team
porta, gchr assana mii Suae Tteas
smd Lmiaaasansj b&WU toads -wttb . j
ber tar Jsaaaatn. sad atber Was :
potash. It fcaaks - that th 2' '
ho agent disrr4 Ursa q - -t
aC awsniln ta th brasher T - '
hsch plaoX wr to arraax-l v " "
eoaJd b Vmdd with oartrfchr- - "
wwax apprau-ad b be hessey tn- r-
wr j.f-fced. Por tcvmrml ajtta:
neoU of "rar manttJoo h t '
la titts maeaer. xmd rb sebaaav - t.
Joans va dMftrioky ta. teadteff tb w--"i
rarnber fhroasfx th sags at fff
ta tbe Oata eaavvt Tboa'J.',(, "
gtre ot aa hstensssOaa. hat jf -pmi
that the aaaneh "r ''
keea sharp ox hatar for tha
11 MxporM tfrr
3w Tr. Asjrfl .l r-
P4 fra the sort JC
he week aevxasws ' "
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