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WICHITA. KANSAS, TUESDAY MORNING-, APRIL $ 1S96.
T IS OVERWHELMING
VOTE ON THE OUBAlf RESOLUTIONS
TAKEN HI THE HOUSE.
NEARLY TEN TO ONE
eiGHTEEN REPUBLICANS AND
NINE DEMOOEATS OPPOSE.
TO BE SENT TO THE PRESIDENT
ffOT POE HIS SIGNATURE BUT AS
Do Lome has Nothing: to Say, Though
(Juesuda Has Ugly Temper of tbebpan-
Ish People Comment on the Vote.
"Washington, D. C. April 6. The house
today adopted the conference report on
the Cuban resolution by a vote of 244 to
27. The report on the Cuban resolu
tions had been debated Friday and Sat
urday and the vote was taken immedi
ately after the reading of the journal.
Eighteen Republicans and nine Demo
crats voted against the report. After
the most determined opposition of those
opposed to the recognition of the in
surgents in the senate and house, there
were but ten more votes against the re
port than against the original resolu
tions. The former vote was 2C2 to 17.
By its action today the house agreed
to the senate resolutions and disposed of
the Cuban questions for the present. The
resolutions were as follows:
Resolved, That in the opinion of con
gress, a condition of public war exists
between the government of Spain and
the government proclaimed and for
Bometime maintained by foce of arms
by the people of Cuba; and that the
United States of America should main
tain a strict neutrality between the con
tending powers, according to each all
the rights of belligerents in the ports
and territory of the United States.
Resolved, Further, that the friendly
offices of the United States should be
offered by the president to the Spanisii
government for .the recognition of the in
dependence of Cuba.
The result was received with tumlut
ous cheers. The vote on the resolution
was taken in the shape of a motion to
adopt the conference report, this re
port showing that the house conferees
had agreed to the senate resolutions.
The resolutions being concurrent, do
not need the approval of the president,
but, of course, will be sent to him.
through the usual channels so that he
,will receive official notification of the
.opinion of congress on the Cuban ques
tion. Those who voted in the negative were:
Republicans Arnold, (R. I.); Atwood,
Black. (X. Y.); Boutelle. Daniels, (Mass)
Moody, Poole. Simpkins, Wadsworth.
"WMker, (Mass.); "Walker, (Va); "Wright
13. Iemocrats Berry, Black, Ga.);
Ellett, Elliott, Lockhart, Tucker, Tur
ner, (Ga.;; Taylor 9.
There was a large attendance in the
galleries to witness the final action on
the Cuban resolutions. Before Chair
man Hitt demanded the regular order,
Mr. "Wadsworth, chairman of the com
mittee on agriculture, notifying him
that he had accepted the proposition to
put seeds to be distributed by congress
men into packages of 5 instead of 15
packets, making 2,023,000 packages in
stead of 675,000. The members express
ed .their gratification by applauding the
DE L03IE SETS HIMSELF UP
WAlle Quesada Exults Over the Vote and
(" ipmu's Dllliculties.
"Washington, D. C, April 6. Senor
Xupuy de Lome, the Spanish minister
there, was too busy to receive reporters
wishing to ascertain what he proposed
to -do as a result of the action of the
house in adopting the conference report
on the Cbuan resolutions. Probably
his course will -depend entirely upon the
attitude to be assumed by the president
towards the subject. The course of
the latter is purely a matter of specula
tion. Since the transmission to con
gress last February of the correspon
ded relative to Cuba, much matter has
accumulated at the depnrtment of state
bearing on the later phases of the strug
gle. For prudential reasons these re
ports have been withheld even from con
gress, and so it i not possible to learn
whether or not the state of facts as set
out therein is such as to warrant any
change in the attitude towards the reso
lutions that the president assumed and
fined in his annual message to con-
.ess. The tets, as laid down in the
( beginning, which the revolutionists
iff must fulfill remain unchanged so far as
tension of his good offices towards bring
ing about independence, it is entirely
P 'ssible that the president may find it
within his inclination and disposition to
nnve in that direction as far as he can
safely, for he Is on record in his mes
sage as deprecating the continuance of
the present "cruel and bloody" war on
the island. However, in either case
the president is not under the present
necessity of deciding whether he will
act and how upon the resolutions, and
as the rainy season is about to begin in
Cuba, putting a stop to all military op
erations for five months, it may be that
the president will decide to watt further
during the enforced truce before acting
himself in the matter.
Senor Gonzales de Quesada. the secre
tary of the Cuban delegation here, is
exultant over the receipt of the advices
from Europe, through the newspapers
and otherwise, to the effect that the
Spanish government is in great straits
to -aise money to prolong the war. He
said the Bank of France and the Low
Countr.es had refused to advance th
government of Sapin any more money
fncaddu,.n to the $10,000,000 already ad
vanced and this has dm en Spain to the
dobuful expedient of calling upon her
own citizens for help. He doubted the
success if the appeal. Then Spain was
under obi srations to repay the 510.000.000
loan to the Rank of France and the Low
Countries b fore June next, making: pay
ment of ore-half on the 5th of next
month. Otherwise she would forfeit
the collateral she had put up, a heavy
blow for her. According to Quesada,
the Spanish people also are getting very
restive under "Weyler's failure in Cuba.
,-TO II K LAID IIKFOKK GKOVKK
.Jfdt for Hi Signature Hut as an Official
"Washington D. C. April C The Cuban
resolutions will be otttcially brought to
the attention of the president tomor
row by the secretary of the senate, who
will present him an enrolled copy of
the document. Ordinarily concurrent
resolutions are not forwarded to the
president, as they do not require his
signature, but these resolutions will be
laid before him, as the Armenian reso
lutions were, because they express the
opinion that he should tender the offices
of the United States to Spain for the
recognition of Cuban independence and
aTe, therefore, a direction to him, in so
far as congress can direct the president
in such a proceeding.
KEJOICEN'G IX SOUTH A31ERICA
Peruvians Manliest the Greatest Kuthual
asni Over the House's Action.
Lima, Peru, April 6., via Galveston,
Tex. It was generally known here -that
the United States house of representa
tives was to take the vote today which
would finally decide the attitude of con
gress on the question of Cuban belliger
ency. This vote was viewed with the
greatest interest, and the result was
promptly bulletined. "When the news
spread the greatest enthusiasm was
manifested by the people over the action
and sympathy of the house with the
Cubans was very generally expressed.
IVON'T BE DRIVEN", THOUGH
Spain "Would Do the bona re Thin
Cub Xou- if She Didn't Have To.
London, Eng., April 6. The Times
will publish a- Madrid dispatch which
says: The hope that "Wevler would
obtain some decided advantage over the
rebels before the final vote of the Ameri
can congress must be now abandoned.
It is quite certain that the Spanish na
tion will unhesitatingly refuse to accept
the United States' dictation and, no
matter how far public opinion favors
such reforms in Cuba as would put an
end to the rebellion, while the United
States maintains its present attitude
no Spaniard will be found to venture to
utter such an opinion. Even the re
publicans would ask for autonomy in
altered circumstances. It is an open
secret that the liberal leaders would
consent to such radical reforms aswou'rt
amount to automony if the United
States abandoned its present policy.
Senor Castelar would consent to the
fullest concessions provided Spain's
sovereign rights were secured.
Experienced statesmen and politicians
cannot fail to recognize that with the ex
ception of the Catalans, to whom the
Cuban protective tariff secures enor
mous 'trade (profit, the Spaniards, as a.
nation, obtain little or nothing from the
island. Had a tariff reduction beei
granted, the rebellion, probably, losing
American support, would have suffered
a mortal blow.
HEADY TO PUT TO SEA
Span'sh rieet Held Only to Soo What
Cleveland Means to Do.
Xew York, April 7. A dispatch to the
"World from Madrid says: Admiral
Sanchez O'Cna, commanding the great
navy yard at Ferrol, on the extreme
northwest coast, reports that he has
completed preparations for sending to
sea a Spanish squadron composed of
the following vessels: The ironclad
Pelayo, the first-class belted cruisers
Infanta Maria Theresa, Alminte Oquan
do and "Vixcaya; the second-class
armored cruisers Reina Mercede and
Alfonso XIII, one torpedo destroyer,
and seven fast torpedo boats. These
fourteen vessels carry in their crews
nearly 6,000 men. This fleet will leave
Ferrol today (Tuesday) for gun practice
in Arlsaba and will cruse along the
northwest coast of Spain, ready to
start for Havana just as soon as the
cabinet considers that circumstances
require its presence in the West Indies.
The Madrid press plainly says the
movement of the fleet will depend upon
the course of President Cleveland after
the vote in congress on tlie belligerency
Six. trans-Atlantic steamers have been
turned into twenty-gun fast cruisers.
They will be ready for service by the
end of April.
The principal newspapers of Madrid
print spirited patriotic articles, all say
ing in effect that the moment is fast
approaching when the Spanish govern
ment and nation must act resolutely in
the decisive stage of Hhe Cuban ques
tion and of the relations between Spain
and the United States, and must also
be prepared for all the consequences of
the vindication of the Spanish right to
repel any interference in the struggle
between the mother country and the
Between the lines it is easy to see that
the papers are ready for another out
break of popular excitement. But the
government is determined to continue
to snow energy in quelling demonstra
tions calculated to alter the harmony in
the relations with America, or which
would be likely to paralyze the contem
plated negotiations between the two
ENGLISH ALLIANCE 1VITIT SPAIN'
Statement to That Effect is Vouched for by
Mew Tork, April 6. A dispatch to the
World from London says: The positive
statement came to your correspondent
from a leading financier of the city (the
money-making part of London) that
England has concluded a 'treaty of al
liance with Spain. His final message
was "Within ten days Europe will be
stantled by the official announcement
of this fact."
Continuing, the World correspondent
says: "I give this statement with the
reserve which its International impor
tance warrants, pointing out only that
the sensative money interests of the
city are often better informed on such
matters than in any part of the com
munity except the highest official au
thority, and that my informant is now,
anti for many years has been associated
with the leading financial enterprises,
conspicuously in the international one?,
of London bankers. His name, if I
could mention it, would be recognized as
very authoritative by every Xew York
banker, as well as every London banker.
"Such a treaty would have a vastly
important bearing upon the continental
situation. It would have commensur
ately important bearing upon the Cuban
question in the United States.
"I quoted to my informant the state
ment in the Xew York newspapers reach
ing me by yesterday's mail. tht the
Washington government had received a
semi-ofiicial intimation from the British
ministry that Great Britain would ap
prove of the recognition by the United
States of Cuban belligerency.
"His reply was that exactly the con
trary is the case, that in the first place
the Salisbury ministry is disposed to do
anything it can wnth safety and in rea
son to check the pretensions of the Am
erican government to interfere in either
West Indian or South American affairs
particularly in the West Indies.where
Great Britain herself has most import
ant interests and that, secondly. Spain,
by this treaty, has made important con
cessions to England in return for the
latter's more or less active support of
Spain in her conflict with the Cuban
1 "I can furnish no further details of
this alleged treaty than that, accord
ing to my informant. It will Include giv
ing to Great Britain the right to har
bor and refit her fleets in the Mediter
ranean ports of Spain. The harbor of
Cartagena is one of the finest on the
Mediterranean and would shelter the
entire British navy.
"The Salisbury ministry has openly
Continued on Second Page.)
RESULTS ARE MIXED
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS SPEAK
There Is Partisan Politics in It in. Some
Localities and Other Places Matters of
Purely Local Concern Tend to ProdaceJ
Surprising Kcsults flloro Democrats
Elected Than are Likely to be so Fuv
ored Again Soon elections In Ohio,
Michigan, Iowa, Montana and Else
whereGeneral Xowa of Politics
Cincinnati. O., April 6. Throughout
southern Ohio 'today many women voted
for members of school boards, and some
of that sex were elected, but the per
centage of women voting wa3 small.
The returns show, on 'the average, Dem
ovratic gains over last fall, when the
state gave its largest Republican plu
rality. No political issues were at
stake anywhere outside of political con
trol of local affairs. Some towns and
townships have gone Democratic for
the first time since the presidential elec
tion of 1892.
At Lima the Democrats elected Dr.
S. A. Baxter, the neighbor and friend of
Senator Brice, mayor by 300, and the
.Republicans elected the rest of the city
ticket and council.
At Greenville the Democrats made
gains, the ticket being divided.
There was no election in Cincinnati,
but the suburban returns show Demo
cratic gains over last November. At
Hamilton, the home of ex-Governor
Campbell, the vote was 2,000 short, the
Democrats electing everything except
one assessor, by average pulralities of
At Urban, the Republicans elected all
At Warren, Elyria and Marysville, the
Republicans elected their ticket.
At Millersburg the Democrats elected
their ticket on a very light vote.
At Caldwell, a Republican stronghold,
the Democrats elected the mayor and
city clerk, the Republicans getting the
rest of the ticket.
At VanWert for the second time in
the history of that city, a Democratic
mayor was elected by 130. The rest of
the Republican ticket had an average
pulrality of 400.
At East Liverpool woman suffrage
won. Recen'tly the school board dis
charged teachers for reading the Bible
on opening school. The women employ
ed carriages today and 2,400 votes were
cast by women in the town, defeating
all members of the school board who
voted for the discharge of teachers who
read the Bible.
ELSEWHERE IX OHIO.
Cleveland, O., April 6. The election
in Cleveland today wafs for a school di
rector, three members of the school
council and eleven members of the city
council. The Republicans elected all,
there candidates with the exception of
one member of the city council by pul
ralities of 7,000 and upwards. The Dem
ocrats will have but three members of
the city council out of twenty-two, two
of ttheb eing holdovers. The school
council is solidly Republican.
The Republicans carried the city of
Akron by pulralities 300 greater than
one year ago, electing five members of
the city council and three members of
the board of education- The Democrats
carried Sandusky, making small gaing
over last spring. At Fremont, the
Democrats made small gains. The Re
publicans won at Oberlin and Medina.
At Massilon the Democrats elected the
mayor by 172, the remainder of the tick
et being divided. At Alliance the Dem
ocrats reduced the usual Republican
pulrality of about 500 to less than 100 on
all offices except mayor. The Repub
lican candidate for mayor won by the
A combination ticket was elected at
Asthabula, party lines being disregard
ed. The Republicans won at Fostorla,
At Youngstown the Republican can
didte for mayor was defeated by 225, be
cause of the charge that he was affiliat
ed with the A. P. A. The remainder of
the Republican ticket was elected.
At Delaware the Republicans elected
all candidates with one exception. At
Findley the Republicans made clean
sweeps, their candidate for mayor mak
ing a gain of 100 over the pulrality last
The Republicans made big gains at
Bucyrus, electing the mayor, marshal
Detroit, Mich., April 6. Today's city
and township elections resulted in Dem
ocratic gains in many of the smaller
cities, and in some cases In unexpected
decided Democratic victories in the city.
The townships for the most part retain
the Republican majorities, though
these wer also cut in a few cases.
In Grand Rapids the entire Republi
can ticket was elected by 200 to 1,200 ex
cepting Stow, for mayor, who is believ
ed to be elected over Stebbing (Dem) by
less than 100 majority. Professor Sam
uel Dickey, the Prohibition leader, was
elected mayor of Albion by 13 pluraliay
over McCutcheon (Democrat), the issue
being between the Prohibitionist and
In Saginaw the Democrats elected
their entire ticket and 17 aldermen,
Baum for mayor, receiving a majority
of 1,700. In Bay City the Democrats
elected recorder. The council will be a
tie, Jackson went Republican by de
creased majorities. Kalamazoo, Owos
so, Lansing, Benton Harbor, and Mus
kegon went Republican by decisive ma
jorities. Sault Ste Mane elected all
Republicans, a reversal of the result a
year ago. Malnstee. Flint, Grand Hav
en, Stanton, St. Ignace, Marshall, Trav
erse City and Coldwater elected Demo
cratic mayors, in some cases reversing
last year's majorities. There was but
one ticket at Marquette. Escanaba
ellected Gillup (Republican) by SOO ma
jority. Although local issues predom
inated in many towns, politics out a de
cided figure in nearly all cases and
Democratic gains were the rule, gener
Hartford, Conn., April 6. City and
town elections were held in Hartford,
Bridgeport and Stamford today. The
contest in Hartford was a keen one.
The Democrats succeeded in reclaiming
the mayorality. At Bridgeport the
electors did not choose a mayor. The
Republicans won almost everyrhinc in
Stamford. Ex-Sheriff Miles B. Preston
ws elected mayor of Hartford by a
majority of 2S2 over General A. Harbi
son, president of the McKinley club.
The Republicans captured most of the
Dubuque, April 6. The most excit
ing election in the history of the city
ended tonight in an overwhelming ma
jority for T. Duffy for mayor. Independ
ent. Issues were locaL The independ
ents also elected auditor, assessor and
Ave of six alderman.
Des Moines. April 6. The city election
here today passed off quietly. Late re
turns indicate that Maekvlcfcar (Rep)
was elected over Loomts (Desn.) by
Keokuk. April 6. In the c!ty ejection J
today the Republicans elected the as
sessor and four of six councilmen.
WEST AXD SOUTH
Butte, Mont., April 6. The city elec
tion today was for eight aldermen. The
Democrats had candidates in only five
of the eight wards and elected four of
them. The Republicans carried three,
two against the Populist candidates
and one against the Democrats. The
Populists carried one ward against the
Republicans. The next council will
stand: Republicans 10; Democrats 5;
Populists 1. The Republican vote of
the city was 1,435; the opposition 1,801.
Salt Lake, Utah, April 6. A special
from Helena to the Tribune says: Dr.
Steele (Dem.) was re-elected mayor to
day by about 300 majority. The Demo
crats elected four out of seven alder
men and the Republicans elected three
aldermen, city treasurer and police
magistrate. The result is not a real
Democratic victory, owing to local mat
ters. Fort Worth. Tex., April 6. The re
form, or "lily white," Republican con
gressional convention for the Eighth
district was held here today. After a
red-hot meeting the following delegates
were chosen to the national convention:
Thomas Burk of Fort Worth and W. J.
Fisher of Weatherford. Both are Mc
Kinley men. This delegation will con
test the regular Republican delegation
in the St. Louis convention.
Opelousas, La., April 6. The town
election passed off quietly. The negroes
all voted without interference The
presence of the militia had the effect of
bracing the darkles up, thus enabling
the politicians to vote them. The mili
tia will be discharged In a day or two.
Salt Lake, Utah, April 6. The Repub
lican state convention to name dele
gates to the St. Louis convention will be
held here tomorrow. The chairman of
the Democratic state central committee
has fixed June G as the date to name
delegates to the Chicago convention.
SL Louis, Mo., April 6. In Demo
cratic conventions in 100 or more town
ships and counties In Missouri so far
held, free coinage at 16 to 1 was in
dorsed in almost every instance and
delegates instructed to vote for men fa
oring that Idea.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 6. Chairman
Harrlty of the Democratic national
committee today called a meeting of the
sub-committee having charge of the ar
rangements for the Democratic nation
al convention at the Palmer house, Chi
cago, April 20.
Lou'frville, Ky., April 6. Twelve more
county conventions were held 1n Ken
tucky today, McKinley and Bradley ,
each capturing six. If the total num
ber of delegates to the state conven
tion elected today, 110 are Instructed
for McKinley and 9S for Bradley.
Lexington, Ky., April 6. Colonel W.
C. P. Breckinridge is canvassing In the
district again to run for congress. The
old movement of the ladies Is also being
reorganized to work against him.
MAYOR DAVIS IS SHOT AT
Some Gentleman Anonymously Calls HI in
an A. P. A. and Spoils His Hat.
Kansas City, April 6. Mayor Davis
reported to th& police tonight that an
attempt had been made to assassinate
htm in a dark street a short distance
from his residence. An unknown man
came upon him, he says, calling him
an A. P. A., and applying a vile epi
thet and fired at him at short range.
The bullet passed through his hat.
Mayor Davis reports that his assailant
ran down an alley and th- he fired
three shots at the man as he fled, none
of which took effect. A short time af
terwards (Mayor Davis appeared at a
Republican mass meeting and exhibit
ed the torn hat.
The shooting, or this story of a shoot
ing, is an outcome of the bitter politi
cal fight that has been made here be
tween the Republicans and the A P. A's
on the one side and the Democrats and
non-partisans on the other.
The Times (Democratic) in tomorrow's
issue will discredit the story of the at
tempted assassination, claiming that
the report is circulated in an attempt
to influence voting at tomorrow's elec
tion. Mayor Davis, who is an avowed
candidate for governor, has been one of
the leading- supporters of the Republi
can city ticket.
INDIANA MAN SENT WEST
Senate Unrigs Him Up for a Non-Resident
Hut Latsr Confirms.
Washington. April 6. The nomina
tion J. C. Keenan of Indiana, to be In
dian agent at Xeah Bay, Wash., was
confirmed today by the senate without
debate or division. This nomination
was among those which had been held
up since the beginning of the session
because of opposition aroused by the
fact that he was a non-resident. Will
iam Little of Georgia, to be assistant at
torney general for the interior depart
ment was also confirmed.
TnOUGQT SURE THEY'D GET HI3I
Unknorrn Poisoners Dote a Whole Family
to Mete Out Death to One.
Cherokee, Kan., April 6. Some un
known fiend attempted Saturday to kill
the Xiswonger family who live on the
Foster farm, a mile from this city, by
putting poison in their food. The fam
ily consists of Samuel Xiswonger, wife,
and two grown sons, Edward and Ja
cob. Immediately after breakfast the
family were taken ill and the physician
barely saved their lives, after hard
work. This morning Edward received
the following- note which had been drop
ped in the postollice:
"If you don't leave the state in ten
days we will kill you. Because poison
failed to work is no reason we will fail
altogether. We will not bother your
folks any more but will fix you so you
can't cause us any more trouble. Take
this warning and leave at once.
No cause is knerwn for the attempted
poisoning of the family.
Mapo' Successor Appointed.
Washington, April 6. The president
today sent the following nominations
of postmasters to the senate: T. Fltz
hugh, Kansas City. Kan.; J A. B. Bear,
Paola. Kan.; Francis Simonds, Clarks
ville. Mo. FItzhugh will succeed Maps
who recently committed suicide.
Docrmber hdiI the Next January.
Topeka, Kan.. April 6. At Sedan yes
terday Squire Turner of Cedarvale. aged
73. and Amanda A Gillespie of Illinois.
aged 63, were married in the presence of
three generations ol the Turner family.
The couple were sweethearts Si ty years
Insolvent Hank Dividend.
Washington, April 5. The comptrol
ler of the currency has declared divi
dends in favor of the crediwrs of insol
vent national banks as fallows: Five
per cent, the State National bank of
Wichita, Kansas, ten per cent, the Na
tional Bank of Kansas City, Kan.
District School Monex Mlwlnr.
Abilene. Kan.. April 6. S. Noble, trea
surer of a country school district, was
arersted last night fn southern Kansas
and brought back, charged wim ab
sconding with the district funds.
Webb City. Mo.. April C Eldrklge
Parker, aged 51. prominent In mfntsg
circles, died ytsierd&y.
OLD GAMES REVIVED
OLYMPIC ATHLETIC CONTESTS
OPENED AT ATHENS.
Impressive Ceremonies of a Religions Cast
Mark the Inauguration of the Modern
Attempt to Rejuvenate the Athletic
Spirit of Greece Royalty on Hand and
an Immense Throng of Other Specta
torsPreliminary Trials Result, so Ear,
In Demonstrating the Superiority of
the American Athlete.
Athens, Greece, April 6. The athletic
contests, which are intended by the pro
jectors as a revival of the ancient Helle
nic contests, opened today, and the pre
liminary exercises were accompanied
by an impressive ceremonial. Great
enthusiasm was manifested by the peo
ple, the occasion being observed as a
national festival, the city being gaily
and brilliantly decorted and thousands
of sightseers being abroad. Many visi
tors are here, attracted by the athletic
The day opened with a religious cere
mony, the singing of a Te Deum in the
cathedral. This was attended by the
royal family and a great throng of
spectators and auditors.
Although the sky was overcast and
threatened rain, this did not detract
In any appreciable degree from the en
thusiastic interest in the sports. The
number of spectators who looked on at
the contests is estimated at 80,000 a
gathering of truly Homeric proportions.
The royal family entered the enclos
ure at 3 o'clock, except the crown prince
Constantlne, the duke of Sparta, who
has been an active factor in the mak
ing of arrangements for the contests
and who today accompanied the organi
zation committee. The crown prince and
the committee met King George as he
advanced in the middle of the arena.
Here he was welcomed by his son on be
half of the committee, the crown prince
begging him to take over the stadlon,
which had been restored as nearly as
possible to Its pristine condition ihrough
the generosity of a noble Greek, M.
A'eroff, whose statue was unveiled yes
terday. King George in reply praised
the incomparable beauty of the restored
structure and cordially welcomed the
athletic young men who have come
from all parts of the world to lend ad
ditional brilliance to the festival. The
king then took formal possession of the
stadion in the name of Greece.
The united military bands, playing as
one, then rendered a hymn which had
been especially composed for the occa
sion, while the king, the members of the
royal family and their attendants took
the place which had been alloted them,
all overlooking the arena from an ad
vantageous point of view, and at the
same time in sight of those who had
gathered to witness the games.
UNDER THE OPEN SKY.
The vast concourse of people, eager in
interest, yet silent and attentive, under
the open sky, to the ceremony, the reli
gious touch which was given to the ex
ercises, the historic associations of the
place, and the almost reverent purpose
manifested to revive In somo sort and
preserve the memory of the cherished
glories of antiquity, alloppealed strong
ly to the mind of each of the 80,000 per
sons who were ranged about the arena.
All this was a stimulus to the young
athletes gathered to test their prowess,
and all were eager In the competition,
although the utmost courtesy was mani
fested In the Intercourse of the contest
ants. The members of the American teams
from Princeton and the Boston Athletic
association came into the arena in ex
cellent condition and full of confidence
and the Greeks were plainly in fear of
their American competitors. The re
sult proves that the confidence of the
Americans and the fears of the Greeks
were both fully warranted, the Ameri
cans carrying off first honors in each
event in which they entered.
Todays contests were preliminary
trials, and so decided nothing definitely
as to the final awards of victory. The
trials were running races at 100 metres,
400 metres and 800 metres, and throwng
theiilscus, a sport as old as Greece itself
and to which the putting-the-shot of
modern athletics is most nearly allied.
The hop, skip and jump was also con
tested and won by an American.
In the 100 metres dash the first heat
was won by F. A. Lane of Princeton
team. Zokoly, a Hungarian, coming in
second. The time was 12 2-5 seconds.
In the second heat at 100 mtrea Thomas
P. Curtis of the Boston Athletic associa
tion won. Chaalkokondghl?, a Greek,
coming In second. Time :12 4-5. In the
third heat of tho 100 metres, Thomas E.
Burke of the Boston Athletic associa
tion won, Osman, a German, being sec
ond. Time :14 1-5.
The final heat in the 100 metres daeh
is fixed for Friday.
In the running race for SOO metres
none of the Americans competed.
In throwing the duscus, Captain Bob
Garrett of the Princeton team won
against the Greeks, Para3 Revopular
In the 400 metres races, first heat. II.
B Jamison of the Princeton team won,
Osman. the German, second. In the
second heat. Thoma3 E. Burke won; an
Englishman being second.
ATHLETES AND RECORDS.
Of the above Americans, F. A. Lane Is
from Franklin. He prepared for Prince
ton at Wittenberg college, Springfleld.
O., whore, he held the all-rouad cham
pionship. He is 22 years of age. weighs
153 pounds and is 5 feet, 7 inches in
Thoma3 P. Curtis was bora in San
Francisco ami is 24 years old. He ha&
been a football player and is coaatder
ed the most promising hurdler of Amer
ica, He i3 of medium height and weighs
about 145 pounds trained.
Thomas E. Burke is no; yet 31 years of
age. He weighs 14V pounds in condi
tion and is 5 feet, 11" laches la height.
He was born in Boston and won his
spurs at the International gamea be
tween the Xew York Athletic cinb aad
the London Athletic club last fall, when
he ran the 440 yards in 4S eeconds.
Captain Robert Garrett of Baltimore
is 3 years old. weight ITS povads and
stands 5 feet, 2 inches is heitrisc
K. B. Jaaslpon is from Peoria. I1L He
te 22 years of age. weighs 152 pounds aad
is 5 ft. 5 inches 1a height.
HISTORY OF THE GAMES.
The exact origin of the Otyntpt&a
games Is still scrouded la mystery. Bvt
that their origin antedates by evenU
centuries the birth of Christ i bjwd
question. Some writers have eaid that
they probably grew oat f a deetre
furnish amusement for the multitude
that assmbted primarily to make cr
flc3 to Zeus aad his associate dSettes.
As century after century rotted away
into the past, and new pope wtth aw
Ideas. J6akm5tes aad ambitJoits war j
brought rogttber. adoitioaa wre ae4
to the variety of games at each Qfysa- i
2iaa festival. To foot-racing. wret!- i
STfjc JDidjita Saihr .dmgic
Wichita, Tuesday, April 7, 1896.
Weather for "Wichita today:
Cloudy; warmer; southeast winds.
Sun Rl.c. 5:35: ct. G:30.
Mooo Waning; KUo, S:OT.
1. Cuban Resolutions Pas the liousc
Results of 31unlclp.il Election
Olympic Games Revived at Athene
An ti-Yankee Feeling in Urltlsu Guiana
2. Atlrtres to Mormon Church OQiolals
baltan Intends to Kxpet 3IIlon:irIe
Schlatter has lasted l'orty Day
3. Gorman and Allen on the Roast
House Fasses tho River and Harbor IHU
Cuban Vote lilts a Rlslnc Market
5. Side Lights on Ccmo-1'op Scheme
Fire Drill is Used In Wichita School
Thomas Spires Robbed and Nearly Killed
G. Wichita was Without Its Water Supply
l'ops Have Saukcy(on the Strlnr;
7. Pumping Wind Into the Morrill Room
ing-. Jumping-, boxing- and throwing the
dlecus were added horse and chariot
racing-, with competitors from every na
tionality, island and province taking
So completely enthusiastic did these
ancients become that from crowning
the victors with wreaths of leaves from
the sacred olive planted by Hercules
the victors were promoted to the high
est honors, and they and their families
enjoyed many special privileges and
marks of distinction, exemption from
taxes, entertainments at public ban
quets and all manner of honors. The
champions were accorded the privilege
of erecting statutes In the Altls. A
thrice victorious champion could have
the priceless honor of having a statue
in effigy. From athletic exhibitions is
extended to literary, oratorical and ar
tistlo skill, thereby encouraging artists,
lilstorians and orators in their achieve
ments. But the march of time, the
confict of Christianity and mystlclam,
change of rulers, wars, earthquakes and
floods entombed Olympta. and swept
away the glory of the games.
On June 1G, 1S94, an International con
gress was held in Paris under the aus
pices of the Union de Socletes Francalse
de Sports Athletiques. At this congresa
it was decided to revive the Olympian
games in modernized form, but with the
greatest possible approximation to an
cient type and standards and upon a
thoroughly International basis. None
but amateurs were to compete.
The whole matter was placed in tho
care of a permanent International com
mittee, under the presidency of the dl
tnigulshed Greek litterateur, Dometrlu3
Bike'las. The secretary until the hold
ing of the first games is Baron Pierre
le Couhertin, 20 Rue Oudinot, Paria.
The crown prince of Greece 1s the presi
dent of the special Greek committee.
The people of Greece have taken hold
of the matter wlthenthueiasm. "When
a call was issued for funds, almost im
mediately 300,000 drachms ($25,000) wera
subscribed. Besldo this, a wealthy
and patriotic Greek of Alexandria, iL
Averoff, offered 500,000 drachma (J41.0W)
toward ithe restoration of an ancient
stadion, a sum which he has since in
creased to 930,000 drachma, and will still
further Increase as the work may re
The stadion, or race track. In which
most of the athletic sport will be hekl,
is the ancient Panatbeoaio etadlon.
which was first loid out by Lycurx-tM,
about 330 B. C. aad af terwanl complet
ed, decorated in great grandeur, ami
provided throughout with vaut extent of
its elongated amhpitneaier with marble
seats, by the Phlleleene murthnUlionaire
Herodes Atticua (about 149 A. D.) It
is estimated to have seated about 50,900
During the middle ajjea the marble
seats were torn away and burned for
lime, leaiing almost undisturbed the out
lines of the structure in the apparent
form of k deep cutting Into the- hill
Enough traces of the ancient seats and
aisles have been found to enable the
modern architects to reconstruct them
precisely in their original dimensions.
For the present the reconstruction will
go no higher than tb diazontn.
All tSie eeats of the semicircular end
(the gphendone) will be of marble. at
wll as the three lower tiers alotu? the
long aisles, so bounding the wall of tb
arena. The rest will be of porous stone
Like all Greek Rtedla. tbin had a
stralght-away track 00 feet long. B32
English feet. Tb entire length of the
arena was i70 English feet. The an
cient Olympian games. whWh con it til
ed the great national festlral of Greece,
wem held once erery tour years, in July,
at Olympht. in the Pelopaansias, ssore
than 360 miles from Athens. From 770
B. C . down to the rfcne of their discon
tinuance, in 394 A. D.. they irere rea-nlAc
ly held, and th mates of the chief vio
tors carefully recorded and kept.
Tb ancient festival constituted
throughout the entire cowrse of Oreeo
ian history the one most component in
stitutional expression of Greek national
f?nt!ma-t. It is thooa-ht the revfotl of
the games Is stop fywmrd the resrrra
tioa of the Gresk national cooseisus-
London, April i. An Athens dispatch
to the Ttases tays: The- eotoeJ4nce of
the TSth anniversary of the ox-lam-tlon
of Greek mdspenoence with the re
vival of tb ansae has stlnralatel
Greek patriotism to the hinst 4esr4
Not a simrl mishap baa ooewred. The
weather remains Sine Their majestlex
sat to marble chain at the circular end
of tne stadton.
J. 3. Connolly, an American, won tb
hop-skip-and-Jnmp. cwertas; 12 71 me
tres. Captain Garret! swerea -nth
the dtftco aaniast th Grk cbaaapUss
was soavwhat onexprted. The -oesst
of the Americans wai an the mors
retnarlcable m they have had no tka
t - pract to. Tber wt many Jllamin
Ucds and a torchCaht pmcusal.n -night.
AJiomcT or Tin: cor.u nmnnrn
Dy Hnsrazcxaetita tar Export trtll Not
Cbar J'rora th iBl-TrejtBry.
Wnaklnton. April 4 The tremumtr
day lost JUX40 m sjotd com smtf iU,T$
'a bars, which leavex the ttsje asvsssat
of sold reserve 5J jnSJTTX
A teiscram from the sisastant mans
erer at ICew Y-jift ta that ;i
has been emra--! f r xjr: ta: n n
of ft wt!T nv- f- .tj ' - s-iV "f-xMu-y
It Is ajutonJ ur " iK i'l
by the Ntw Yx tij
KEPT IS IT WATER
BRITISH GUIA5ESE BOTHERED
ABOUT THE BOUNDARY.
DEPENDENT ON GOLD
GOLD ITELDS ARE JS THE TERRI
TORY IN DISPUTE.
MACHINERY MUST BE EMPLOYED
CAPITAL SHY OF PUTTING IN THE
Mcanwbllo They Take It Ont la Corses
Upon Uncle Sain Great Ilrltaln'
1vjUc l'opnlatlon Claim.
Georgetown, British Guiana, March.
13. If the Venesuelnn-Brltlah Guiana
boundary dispute is decided in favor oi
Venezuela, ninety-nine out of every IW
Enltehcnen in this country will Ioaj
money by it, and the same may be said
of nearly every American living In tho
colony, except the United Status consul.
British Guiana Is divided into thrvo
counties. Bemeraru, Berbicc aad Esse
qufto. Practically all of thv? boW fields
are situated In Essequibo county and
nearly all of the territory whloh com
prises that county is undsr dispute.
As the sugar Industry has dwindle!
down to a very small factor, ow!o? to
the reduction in the price of ausar. tho
great expense of keeping- the plantations
from beinjr Hooded and the dllllaulty in
gating laborers at a reasonable price,
who can stand the climate, gold has
beoome the nxiinstay of the ooleny, and
since it h? sold, and possibly llmbor, tn
the futuiv, from Essequibo county that
the residents here have to look. It may
be Iniagtned that the interest over tha
boundary dispute id very Rrsnt.
"While the rest of the world Is look
ing upon the question as practically set
tled, so far as It bt concerned as to
possibility of war the point of view
here is entirely different. The people,
that hs, the Englishmen, who control everything-,
dplte the large majority of
the foreign population, do not fear war,
looking upon auch a thing with the u
ual British eyes, which txte nothing but
victory for themselves. But they da
fear arbitration above all things, for no
matter how little of Esequibo county
were given to Venezuela, a number of
gold mhtfiB would pass out of British
control The mgr dispatch re
ceived, here are scanned roost eagerly
by every one. ilany men who havo
their all in gold send chur servants U
the station ever night to rrcui the bul
letin boards rnthsr. than wait for tho
Under the circumstance It k not to
be nvondered tat that the feeling bora
against the JJniied States la vary atrun;r.
and what is more, the Ainerkmna hero
do not boaivete to blame the Vkuhifc
ton government opmty- Instead of
tho feeling diminishing. It b growing
with th delay, for until the quvtftkm
is deckled, any Introduction of ma
chinery to get out thv gold will be lra
poswlbk?. The uvn will not lrrves any
more money In Ksswiulbo county with
I a chance of htrvrag the whol turrttory
taken ouet of their hands.
THERE 18 GOLD THERE
Gokl there is here and to what artmS
may be Judged from the n-gIitraCwwi
for the last three days and rvcry bit o2
It was taken out by plae-r mining: tho
day before yesterday C73 ouno-e. yes
terday 308 ounce, today 1.000 ounce.
Owln; to the vokxtnte nature of thj
country and the difficulty xprWncel
hi getting to the ilekls long conoj
trips being necesusary up to the prenE
time the Honing has be very crude.
Just before the dispute became aqute.
arrangements were being made- for In
trodoctmc neucbtnery and r4cc all thoen
things hanre crane to a stop. H may eas
ily be seen how the whoto aC British
Oulana has been affected.
There has been sometlnnt; leas than
twenty tons of quartz crushed In thkt
colony Since the beglnaing. 3IoMa
ery was put up where It wan thought
there was a rich rein, bnt thot ptura
was worked out In less than & tfe.
Thousands of dollars bavs been Ios
here and It is just now that the pwplo
think they o a prospect of gattloa
FALfTB BRITISH CLALM.
' A for Ut" Briti claim that there am
51,aW Berth subject in Eawrtqulbo
county, exchmtve of gcreraswwit ofli
cenbt. It hi -rry tsasieadrng. If a llai
sfeevld be drawn due south from tfca
Orinoco river. It 'vwouhl be UmmA taas
the actual settlers between that and Qw
8chombunr3c ftne would not rwnnber
1.S99; while Tn the northwest, that an
the ooaet directly south ef tho Ornsx
rreer. where the best quartz is ap$vI
u exist. thr ar not awre Than Z.eJ
actual sett!rs. folly ') of the H.
999 live on the hdaai tn the month ef
the Beseqomo river, which art net in
dispute. There er over jMi nstecrt
who never stay In the unsealed tjrrtt
xy mare than toor month? at a tswt;
i.999 or S.999 Indmna. . iadentnrl
eooUea. aad ft at estimated ttmt there
ttrm at feast . pera who owe aJlrr
mnce to other natleaa. Under the tr
osnnstaaoss. U oaa he seen thna Van
zaela mbfbt enrtly pay the aetnal set
tlers l Utcir mud and be a yawer al
London. Zan April 1 A Tlaaes dfe
patca from Canseca say a flleadBr
sentiment of the Yiiiisnilsa heoaJwry
ovsaUoa le ogae9-rd eertasn. Thrt
Tinvrn has an editorial which mirammtn
a the forearms; -gmttfytng news" avl
ray "eery ttttfe addMlonad fcnswmnc
is contained tn the dhsjMacbee Mhmel
yesterday. If Lord HsHstmrT' ex
posal made to a pracDeaJ resadt. we wltt
not have a regret ear kmg oontresr
wkh Yin sss la
Jmlnmrrv. d-. April 4-An NP-?tI
for arbrtratmn inseead of war. tgned
by Caedntal OtbVwea. Ordtnel
of Wwmneler and Lnsme vC leiian I.
was named here ysterdny by Caednel
Gibbon It to oddrwuHd te Amirwan
a pumssiDt trlhanef of asWMQtmn.
atonem". W a The teia$iaeS
Has here ! - s fesaorml aaat ssna.
Carfl Kh '.' mt 'Nne etr tma
sensm t ''! feft. tJswB
fmna - " "'
fast If 1 - "
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