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NEW YORK, FRIDAY. MAY 14, 1897.-TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
FEARFUL OF COLLAPSE.
DRTDOCK NO. 2 FLOODED TO TIDE
JDCTENSIVE LEAKS? AUH8M ITS K?ST KHN WALL
?CONTIUM THE FEF.I.1NO OF DANGF.R?
INVESTIGATION TO BE
Nary Yard officials are th<?rouchly convinced
that troubles never como singly. l-T, following
the development of some sucht h'aks in the
?Simpson drydock, officially known as No. 1!.
?which were met on Wednesday, yesterday
morning revealed the -?xtenslon of the inflow
to the northern end of the fleck, the leaks ex?
tending: alone the whole eastern wall, and re?
quiring the flooding: of the dock to the tide level
to prevent a possible collapre. The water flow?
ing Into th?.? ?teed is clear and salt, showing that
the worst fears of the engineers are realized,
and that the interior of the basins and the flow
of the East Hiver are in practically uninter?
rupted ( oinnmnloatlon. This means a heavy
expense to the ibiwrnment and the loss of much
valuable tim?\ as it will Involve, according to
present Ideas, th?' rehutlding of the whole chan?
nel front of the dry ?.lock part of the yard.
Tho pumping out of the big dock and the In?
vestigation of the ieaks, which wat- to have been
made yesterday, was postponed until to-day.
hut the board of er.giu-vrs was ?mi land and had
a consultation. This morning they will closely
watch the clearing of the dock, ami if time per?
mits the smaller dock will also be pumped ont
The driving of spiling along the - .intern wall ?>f
the dock Is going ahead, and It is expected that
the trench will be ready by the time the material
for the 8h?et spiling wall is received ; -b" ?vard.
Washington, May 18.?Commodore Bunce re?
ports to the Navy Department that he has
Instructed the Board which Is to Investigate
the failure of the big No. 3 dock to look at the
latest failure and watch the leakage. The
Board Is composed of three civil engineers.
iCaasn, Asserson. Endicott and Menocal, and
they were charged to Investigate and rep.,rt
what remedial measures could be applied to the
Js'o. 8 dock to? make It s.-rvl.-eable. the Depart?
ment being satls'h-d that the plan proposed ??>
the Beard of Inquiry whi.-h first r.-pnrn-d on the
leakage would scarcely prove sufficient to meet
the case. This plan was to drive a r?uv of sheet
rpillng alongside the dock for a distance of 250
feet. In the hope of cutting off the water before
Jt could reach the sides of the dock. The ap?
pearance of leaks in the second dock has now
convinced the officials that the water cm?-?
from the channel directly around the front abut?
ments. This would be a much more seriius
fault than a side leak from the old tilled wet
basin. It would require tho construction of a
coffer dam across the entrance of both docks,
and the reconstruction ?probably "f the abut?
ments, at the expenaa of much nx-n.-y and time.
Th?- worst feature of the failure of the docks
Is that It leave? the New-York Navy Yard
without any dock large enough to take In any of
the big cruisers or battle-ships. f??r the granite
dock. In Which the Chicago now lies, is too small
for this work.
Secretar?' Long, of th? Navy Department, who
Is much worried by the trouble with the New
York docks, has had a consult?t!:n with FTesl
_,ent McKinley In reference to the difficulty.
KILLED IN A STREET EIGHT.
?A LAEor.rrr.'t-t skit... FRAcrtTtF.r?. ant> the ro
UICE LOOKING FOR PIS ASPAII.AN'TS.
James Glacken, a lahorer forty-two years old, of
No 1,10? Second-ave., dl-d In front of No. 42 West
7r"orty-iourth-st. yesterday afternoon after a tight,
?and the police are looking for the man supposed
to be responsible for his death.
According to Hugh Strain, of No. KO East Forty
fourth-st., who la under arrest. Glacken went with
him to Forty-fourth-st. to a flathouse under con?
struction to look for work. They wrre met by two
laborers, named cooney and Gallagher, with the
latter of whom Strain had a feud. .Strain says that
Glacken and ha w?re Imm?diat? !y sot upon l.y the
other two men. Be ran away to look for a po?
liceman, leaving Glacken behind.
When Strain went back 10 the building with
Patrolman ?n.nnon, Gluck?n was lying ?before the
house unconscious, and Cooney and Gallagher had
disappeared. An ambulance was summoned from
Floorer Hospital, but before It rea? net* the scene
Glacken was dead. The siirK<-??n thought that the
man might have uecn knocked down, and that, his
head strikln? the pavement, his skull had been
fractured. The body was tak^n to th?- police sta?
tion. A woman who lives near the new building,
and who saw the tlpHt. Faid thai it resulted after
a general drinking l???ut. A ?general alarm has
been sent out for Cooney and Gallagher.
SWALLOWED THE EVIDENCE.
*5NE WAT OF HIDIN- -TOUCH PROPERTT?POL.K*!
EFFOIiTS TO MAKF. A PR 1 PON Kit "GIVF UP."
It took th? whole available force of th?* Wr-m
?Thirty- ? eenth-st station last night to ?nd ont
what because of H. it happened after Thomas
Barton, of No. M Wail Thiny-s.-cond-st., had
been ?arrested f-.r beating Alice Thompson. The
two live in the Thirty-siv-ond-st. bouse, and when
the woman walked through the halls with two two
dollar bills In her hand. Barton snatched them.
The woman screamed and Manon boat hrr, sh?r
says. The woman called a policeman, ami when
Barton had been taken to the station the woman
told h? r st.iry.
?Sergeant Cognejr sai?! to Barton:
"well, where la the $i?"
"I don't know." Hut he spok?- as if there was
mush in his mouth. Tha sergeant to'.d him to
?'Can't.'' lirirton sal?!, as he trl?->d to swallow
"See what that man lias in ! is mouth, doorman."
the sergeant Bald, Standing up and pointing tow?
ards t?.?- prisoner. Then the struggle l?-Kan. It
cnd?-d when three ?patrolmen and the doorman got
the prisoner on Ihe ?<> >r and held him.
"Take that out of l.i- mouth; it must be impor?
tant," the Mrgeant said. Ali ihe time Barton was
making a frantic iffon to swallow something, Th..?
doorman s-ju-? z -l Barton'* thr?.r, r. and a police?
man get what was 1? ft of the thing in the prls
tmcr's mouth. It was about a thinl of a I:' bill.
"TO*? w.r. two of them!" shrinked the Thomp?
"The evidence Is gone," the r-r-rgiant said.
Then t!; ? ?-rlson.-r w.is livkcd up.
LIEUTENANT FARROWS TRIAL ENDED.
A BKALMD VERDICT UKTi'ltNi::? j:y tiik jfry
arm bum- out fivf. minttks.
Pitt?bin p. M:,y is.-The caso of Ueotenant Ed?
ward s Farrow, of New-York, (___*_**- with fraud
and conspiracy la ??oanoctloa with the Mutual h<
Barve Fund Ufe Assoctotton of New-York, was
call?-d for trial in :h?j Coontjr <'o?irt thin morning.
aThrrow wn?, ?repr?senta- l.y George K. Josephs, of
New-York, and Joslah Cohen. T. !.. K<iin and W.
C. Itlllwagon, of this city. C, K. Harper, of the
Mutual Reeenre ?run- Ufa AJsoctotlo-, tha proaa
cutor, wns raprtaentod by Vernon .M Davis, of
New-York, and J ?, ,-\ PargOSOfl and John S.
?KObh, sr., of Pitts!,-?r?.' C, Unford Won.ls. who Is
Jointly Indicted with Farrow, was brought Into
court and piac.-d ?,n the prtsonors' dock
The first wIIbiss ?Mlted was ?Edward 3. Miller, of
Port ivrry. who t.-Mitie,i thai i- sngaged with
l-arrovv to BoHcll Insurance it, th.- Mutual Reserve
&ga"Mhe"^K^.tiSS-i?Tf T'1'' him '"' '""'!
advised Miller to mSa wine"., ilonce?m&morrl
piled mat his application had t , ,?? , ? t?o
other companl.-s Ml 1er Bnallv ,. , , i, ,.,.
for fcQOO. il.- wrote ail V he ? .,.'"'''.' &*>}? '*"""
nlkatlon. It being hi* undemtandT^thai1!? w?
for the purpose of showlna his ? i 'ov , ?
m ?...j', .,ii,,i a ,,.-,,, soiut* to draw up
mi itppi.iaiioi.. a poilc) w;,-, *.u?-? .,, Min,.,
w;.' ., was later turned over to Farrow in p i in
grdt Woodys ofloo, Farrow i^u^Vll,. %
Wood; w.-iB n.xt Mitad He said ha ,?. ? gforva?
In October. UM, and contra.i to solicit in-ur?, -
for the company he represented. wVtaS_
1 ; 'k' ''?'??? '' Panrow aboui the mu? r w
?.!''h?,'o'ni?rW M,"er ;,,,": '"' ,r"l^'r'-'"' 'h- ???l,?y
Jan ? s Jones r<?eretary of the 'nsnt-aaea nimaasi
l?cntiii.d the Miller ?policy as Issued by hUV,, ,,'
Majr. nun it;.- prosecution rested After the ?Sun.
bti hf,d ni;,d? their addresses, the lurors were
? ..?irf/.-d and r?-tii<-?l just ,-,s <?,urt adjourned Th?5
were out live minut.-? end raturned .-. -, tied verdi ?
The gtenera) impression Is that Judge McCluna's
charj?e favored the defendant. ? ???a ?
-t?'ATy7-<KL ,H"rsI- I.-k.wo.-d, open until June 1st
& ?5.-A-vt "nd Colt***-*' White Mis , opens
C0?NTE88 CA8TELLANRP8 GIFT.
A "?lILLION FRANCS FOR A nt'ILDINC} TO BE
ISPU FOR CHARITARLK Pl'RPOSES.
Pair-, Mfiy ]"?.-The "Gatilol?" announces that
Count Castellano hr?,? written a letter to Baron
Mackau informing him that the Countess ha?
decided. In memory -*f her mother, to devote a
million francs to the purchase of a site and the
erection of a building to be used for all kinds of
DESTRUCTIVE FROST IN FRANCE.
IN ONB \vTXE-f,RO\VIX<3 DISTRICT a'IvONE THE
IA)RS IS Fl'T AT 8*,000.000.
Bari?, May 13 _a dispatch from Auxerre, the
contre of the wine-Browing- district of the Depart?
ment of Yonne, says there was a general ana* sud?
den frost yesterday evening and the night bffore,
destroying the crops of vines, fruit and vegetables.
The amount of damage done in the Department
of Yonne Is estimated at 20, OK?, 000 francs i*4,?*'"",000).
Tim Inhabitants nre in a state of consternation.
BRITISH LOAN TO CHINA.
I'UEMMINARY CONTRACT CALLING FOR $8f?,(?X?,fKX)
SIGNED IN I'EKINO.
Pek?n?;, Mny 13?A preliminary contract for a
loan of ?16,'JI"','W0 ($S0.<h)',(iOo) was signed to-day here
In benalf of a British symllrate.
ATROCITIES ?N THE CONGO.
SERIOUS ACCUSATIONS MADE BT AX AMEItb'AN
London. May W ?A representative of the Asso?
ciated I'ress to-day had an Interview with the Rev.
Mr. SJolilom, of the American Baptist Mission In
the Upper Congo, Who has Just returned 10 Lon?
don. He said;
"When 1 loft. In February, matters In the Upper
Congo were as bad as ever. The commission which
the King of the Helglans appointed to Inquire Into
the atrocities committed, the victims being natives.
has had almost no result. The officials are hulls
posed t?> act on missionary evidence, snd only S
fa**1 c.-ims of barbarity were punish??!. The Inlo.
BltOUl rubber trafile continue?. When the natives
are unable to obtain rubber the State troops bum
the villages, murder the natives and cut off their
hands, which are afterwards smoked and sent 10
tin- State officials I'arts of the Bjquatorsvlll* dis?
trict are in a state of open warfare."
It is understood that the statement? of the Rev.
Mr. S.loblom will be made the subject shortly of a
question In the House of t'emmons.
.1 HILL AIMED AT AMERICANS.
lNTi;XI'EI> TO KEEP CONTRACT I.ARORERS OUT OT
Ottawa, May 13 ?Mr. Cowan's Allen Labor bill
wa? before a special committee, of which H. L.
Dnvles is chairman, to-day. The bill ?rill BS re?
stricted In Us operation to people from the United
Btate?. nnd will only go into effect I.?- proclama?
tion of the (?ovornor-rieneral In Council. The bill
will be applicable only to Ontario.
ENGLISH BIMETAL LISTS MELT.
TUET THINK THE OUTLOOK FOR THEIR CAUSB
NEVER MORE HOFUrUL?
London. May 13?There was a meeting here to-day
of the Himetallle l'arllamentary Committee of the
House of Commons. Apart from the Members of
Parliament, there were several prominent bimetal
llsta and well-known labor leaders present. ?Sir
William Henry HouMsworth, Conservative, Member
of I'arliament for the Northeast Division of Man?
chester, who was the delegate of Great Britain to
the Monetary Conference at Brussels in IJBt, pre?
sided. He referred In his address, upon opening the
meeting, to the g-rowth of bimetallic opinion In Eng?
land and other countries, and pointed to the fact
that the Special Commissioners of the I'nlted States
were now on their way to France to confer with
the himetalllstB of that conutry. The chairman also
expr.-ssed his opinion in strong terms that the pros?
pects of an early International agreement were never
The committee dor-Ued to watch clt****** the Inter?
national negotiation*, and hold itself ready to co
operate actively In them.
BUSINESS H?BT IN NICARAGUA.
TALK OF WAR WITH COSTA RICA HAS A BAD
Managua, Nicaragua. April 27.?The rumirs of the
possibility of war between Nicaragua and Costa
Rica and the preparations therefor In the former
Republic have caused a depression, almost stagna?
tion. In commercial aff.'irs and bave aided greatly
to the confused financial condition resulting from
many failures for various sums up to B*O,?*O0 pe?o?,
generally of coffee speculators, but also of aevsrsl
who bought coffee estates at high price?, borrowing
money to pay for them at l*s per cent to 2'-> per cent
a month Interest. Now Beters) desirable coffee es?
t?t?.? are offered at low prices and must be ?old
to the hitrhe.?t bidder dining In?' depressed financial
c inditl ,ns existing in Nicaragua
BAYABES GE THE HE RON If PLAGUE.
TWO THOVSAND DEATHS IX A FORTNIGHT IX OXE
London, May 14.?A dispatch to "Th? Daily
Mali" from BOMbejr says that the bubonic plasta?
Is making fearful ra*rag*M in the Cutchmandvl
district, wnere ther?- have been ?,i?-* ?bath? In a
fortnight. Half tb? population has lied.
AMBA8SAD0B PORTER IN PARIS.
Paris, May 13-Oeneral Horace Porter, the
American Ambassador to France, arrived here to?
day. He was receltred by prominent melnbera of
the American Colony, among 1 hem General Wlns
low, with whom he will temporarily live.
REQUIEM MASS FOR THE DEC D'AUMALE.
London, May 14.?A dispatch to "The T1ni?s" from
Paris Baya It has been definitely nrrans'-d to cele?
brate a reipilcm mass for the late Due D'Aumale
on Monday next at the Church of the Madeleine.
M. Fauro win be represented in ble capacity a?
ofllcrr of the Legion of Honor, and the mem
b? is of th'- Cabinet will attend In their various
IN VIOLATION OF THE ROERSE LAW.
lierhn, Mny It?The Oovernment, with the view
of stopping what It reg.vds as being an evasion of
tb? lb.? rs?; law of IBIS, baa Informed the managers
of the BarUfl corn and produce merchants that
their meeting? will h?-renfter bo .eganb-d as con
?lltutlng a produce exchange, within the meaning
Ol tb? law. and calls upon then* to furnish the
statut?? and regulation? of their exchange, In com?
pliance with the law, and to obtain for them
official sanction. __
A RADICAL HILL IB THE REICHSTAG.
I!? rile. May 13-The Radicals, Socialist?, Antl
?Ssnltea Snd Poles Introduced in the Reichstag to?
day s bill with B single clause, os follows:
?brmaii ussi.? lations of any kind may combino
With each other, and any laws to th- contrary are
AMERICAS COURTESIES APPRECIATED.
Paris. May 13 -At a Cabinet Council held to-day
Ailmiral Resnard. the Minister of Marine, said
that the representatives of France at tb? ?ere.
! moni?'? attending the dedication of lb? ?"runt in?
'? mortal tomb wre the objects of ?poclal attention
iijinii th.- pan ?.t th.- American author!!.....
KILLED H Y AN ELECTRIC WIRE.
N.intlcoke, Penn.. May 13.?Albert COO per, seven?
teen years ol.l. a member of a prominent famllv,
ira? returning bOfM this eveiilns when ?ome boy?
?a ho were toying with a hanging electric wire
dared him to take hold Of It- He selted the wire,
arid instantly received a ?hock which rendered biro
Insensible, and frota which he died a few minutes
lai.-r An excited crowd gathered, and an bluett
i? to be held. The family is overcome witii grief,
and one of id? Mister? in?* been uhcot.scli.im ?toe?
STOCKING THE ST. LAWRENCE.
ri.iyton, N- V-, May 13?The Anglers' Association
to-day placed In the St I.awreme River at tho
TlH.u?and Islands 'Mi.lMi miiHkalUnKe fry t&U the
h?teherv n? P.iledonln. The hstch-ry 1? the only
one In tb? Stat? where the?? fish ar? prouaaated.
THE BAKER FACTION WINS
RESULT OF THE REPUBLICAN FIGHT IN
IFAAC V. TUKFR ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE
COL'NTT COMMITTEE AND CHARLES
R. PARIS NOMINATED FOR
|l?Y TEl.KOHAl'll TO THE TltiniNT..]
Whitehall, If. Y.. May 13.?Several hundred
Washington County Repul.llenns came here to-day
to attend th? first convention held In the State to
nominate g candidate for the Assembly of 1?8.
There was a contest over the nomlnstlon. but the
Chief Interest In the meeting was In the result of
the conflict between ex-Congressman Henry G.
Hur'.eigh and ex-Senator Isaac V. Baker for the
control of the County Committee.
The contest of Mr. Hurlcigh und Mr. linker was
part of a general Btrngfle in the XXIIld District
over the nomination for Congress In ISM. Both
Mr. Baker and Mr. Burlelgh are sal?! to desire It.
The district is ma.le up ?f the counties of Wash?
ington, B-sex, Warren, Clinton and Franklin. A
paar ago Wallace T. FOOtO, of Kssex ?"ounty, ob
taln.,1 a renomination after a long conflict. He
was opposed hy Mr. Hurlelgh and fi?pportrd by
Mr. Baker. It is not likely that Mr. Foote will
be a candidate again In 18?8; and In that case Mr.
Baker, after th.- triumph he achieved here to-day,
may be a candidato Addison B, Cotrtn, of War?
ren County, at present State Treasurer, Is also said
to be B candktata for lbs nomination. Still im
??tinr candidate suggested is Assemblyman Bears,
of Franklin County,
Mr Baker and Mr. Burlelgh both opened head?
guartera hers at the ?-omBBort-al Hotel last night.
Among the prominent Republicans who arrived
to-day to take part in the conflict In the Assembly
District conv.-ntlon were ex-Congressman James
S. Smart, of Cambridge; Assemblyman Hobble, of
Greenwich; Biigadler-?3eneral Hughes, of the Gov
I root's staff; County Judge I.tllle. and Lansing
! lowland, of Sati.ly Hill.
Then- was sii.-li a tnohlike violence at a eon
Ventlon in Argyle two years ago, when Mr. Bur
lel h gained control of the ?'utility Committee, that
there was a general desire for a peaceahie con
ventlon this year. In consequence of this feeling,
both Mr. liak.-r and Mr. Burlelgh endeavored by a
quiet canvass of rotea to settle the contest before
the Assembly convention shoul?l he rallad to order.
Mr. Burlelgh thus leaurnod an hour before the con
ventton met ??t i p. m. that he was heater..
"i expect? ,i to be del -at? ?i," he Bold, "as soon
as I discovers- thai the Republi-an State Com
mlttee was interesting Itself to give Mr. Baker a
?majority. The ?D?portaient of ?Publia Works had
all Its ranal employes here in Whitehall and else
where along the Champtalu Canal exert them?
selves to elect Baker delegates. I presume it was
an effort of the mats machlas to punish n>?- f.?r
? riticislng the policy of passing the Greater New?
V??rk bill and Governor Btaca's Forestry !?li!. 1
have not retracted nty opini??n of those measures
yet 1 think the condemnation featurs of the For
estrjr law extremely unjuai, nmi as for Greater
New-York, next fairs election muy tell a ?bad
Th.- convention, was held in Music Hnll. The
County*Committee, i>>- a vote of I to I, nominated
Mr. Burlelgii fur temporary chairman, end Mr. Baker
at once pr?par?e to nghl toe nomination .?lr.
nuri.ign. however, declined in favor of Judge
Lime, who was sccep at.ie to the Baker forces.
and thus a contest was averted over this matter,
l?. .1. Sullivan, a Baker delegate, nominated Charlea
H Paris, of Kingsbury. ?|t"ig? l.lilie. m ?behalf of
tiie Buneich del?gale*, nominated Kmmet .) Gray,
of Whitehall. Assemblyman Hobble seconded Mr.
Gray's nomination, while Mr, Uaaer seconded that
of Mr. I'ans. Mr Parla received 77 rotes and Mr.
Gray tal Mr. Burlelgh moved thai Mr. Parta'a
nomination !>?? ma?!?- unanlmoua, and the motion
war- carried. Mr Burlelgh and Mr. Baker wi re
ii|ipr,,nt< ?i a committee to conduct Mr. Paris before
Mr. Paris, ?no is a lawyer at ?Sandy Hill, said:
"For tin?? months I hnv? heard nothing but iiies
of war. To tie nominated now In u peaceful man
u? r and by a unanimous vote is, therefore, most
gratifying. I will only *;,y that I thank you for
the honor, and if l am elected Assemblyman I
will se.-k to represent every voter in the ?sounty."
For Sheriff there were nine ballots, the last re?
sulting In favor of John M Hitlleit, of Cranvllle.
Roilti- v Van Warmer, of Argyle, received the nom?
ination for County Clerk by acriamation, and ?Paro
mis Hicrch was nominated for Superintendent of
Mr. ?Baker, at the rlose, was elected chairman of
the County Committee.
CBIPLETS LEAD increased.
HASTY WITHDRAWg ITU'M TIIH SENAT?'?.?Uli*
??? INTEST IM PLOMBA
Tallahassee. Fla., May 13.-Raney withdrew from
lbs Senatorial race to-day. The ?ballot resulted:
Chlpley, 4"; Stockton, ii: Hocker, t; scattering, 2.
Fifty votes nr?. necessary to s choleo. The sup?
porters of Chlpley tried for another ballot, but
ih.re was opposition, air?! adjournment followed.
A TURNOVER IN OGDENSBUBG.
REPUBLICAN! win anp DlSPUtCI a DKMOCItATIO
o-rdensburg X. V. May 13? The biennial city
election oci-urreii hers y sterday. Bdgar a Newall
was elected Mayor by a majority of ISS over the
Democratic and Knights of l-abor candldatea The
Whole Kcpuhli -an ti.ket w?>s elect?-,! by good ma ?
loritlea The presen) city government is Demo
LIQUOR TAX STILL PROFITABLE.
receipts for the first ten days of MAT
Albany. May 13.?Indloatk ns are that the total
Ihiuor-tax receipts for the flf-cal year beginning
May 1, 1891, will t>e consld.ral.lv Ir. excess of what
th??y were last year, when the Lli-iuor T.ix law WSB
put In operation. The county treasurers nml ?Dep?
uty Kvci?-.' Commlsslonera have (?ported their col?
lections for the Ilrst ten days of May to th?> Bzdss
Commissioner, and these reports foot np to $:?,i.".",
MSS4 At th.- Bsdsa Commissioner's ofBoa to-day
it was siate,i thai there would i-- many supple?
mental reports made of excise moneys collected,
mid it was believed that the collection of something
over RO.OOO.OOO last yaar would be exceeded ttds
year, This statement is substantiated i?>- the fact
that in Monroe, Albany. Onondae-a, Onelda and
t ayuga comities the collections nr?? greater so far
this ?ear than they were last.
Alfred Page, attorney to th- ?Deputy-Excise Com?
missioner In Mew-Tor?, who waa In ?his .-ity to
dnv said that the abolition of th? "fak?'" ?dubs
.n..I -fake" hotels woul?! not Impair the amount of
money to !>e collected under the law. and he l.e
li.-ved thai the amount collected in New-Tork this
year would exceed Ihe collection of last year,
'TWILL WORRY THEM, SAYS LE NOW.
THK GREAT TRUST H1NTEII TEI.I..S HOW RAD?
ICAL HIS SCHEME ItEAI.I.Y IS
Albany, May 13 -Senator Clarence Lexow, who
Introduced and BSCured th" passage of the so-called
Anti-Trust bills, w is in the ,-liy to-nlcht. Ho sail:
"I am assured that the Attorney-? ?cneral's office
will a.-t promptly under the new laws ?nd that
their efficacy will soon be attested It I? a curious
fast that the most important feature of the 1,111s
has been overlook--! The (?III compelling foreign
stock companies to tilo annual reports the same as
domestic corporations woui?l not. if that were its only
provision, be <>? ranch Ineonventonca to the foreign
ITUStfl doing 1.usines-, bttl there lu a clause making
parsonally liable tor all lnfrlng??ments of the laws
oi the State relativa la eomblnatlona, any dir?, tor,
oillc? or Hto-k holder. Heretofore by Incorporating
In New-Jersey, .""t only having agencies in thu
.Stat?', It was difficult to prost-cut?, them, and some?
??Will not other States by passing retaliatory
measures injure N.-w-York corporations!"' was
"They might t? it were not a fact that this is the
great market <>f the world an?! the majority of our
corrjorationi do Ihelr greatesl business here I
belleve many of the State?, will copy our laws."
THE NASHVILLE STILL WAITING.
Bridgeport, Conn., May 13.?It was necessary to?
day :?< postpone Bgaln Iks official trial trip of the
BOW gunboat Nashville The sea Is choppy out?
side ari'i it ;s unusually thick un ths Sentid,
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ROYA!. Hl.ri-: MNK.
pon rmi.Ai'Ki.i'MiA, hai.timorf. am?
On and after Sunday, May l''.th, trains will leave
Maw .oik, Biatlon central ?__l*ood "f Ifsa Jersey,
f,,ot of ?Uoerty strst i :
For Philadelphia, at ilk, K ?, 1". ILM A. M : 1 ii",
3?(? I i'.'-'i. s. ?"?. ?-'"? I F- ??I I- '?"? mdl Sunday*,
' (.gf | "i 11M A. M . 2, 4. :.. I P. M . 12.1f, mdl.
For lialtlinore and Washington, at 1?, in. 11 2?) A.
? 1 ?10 6 6 P Mi 12 15 mdt. Sundays. 10, 11.30
M.': U I P. S?i it?S ?nd--Adv_
TARIFF BILLDELAYED AGAIN
DEBATE WILL NOT BEGIN UNTIL MAY 24.
MR. ALDRirT* WIM, CAM. THE MEASURE UP
NEXT THURSDAY, HOWEVER. AND EXPLAIN
THE AMENDMFXT8?A PRELIMINARY
SKIRMISH IN THE SENATE.
[by Trn-nnArii to the tkiiu ve]
Washington, May Ll?The protest of the Demo?
cratic and Populist opposition In the Senate*
against beginning the general debate on the
amended Dlngley bill on Tuesday next?the day?
i originally set for opening the discussion?was
j considered this afternoon at a special meeting
of the Finance Committee, The Democratic
members of the committee contended with much
plausibility that the two weeks' respite granted
to them in which to study the detail? of the
amended measure was practically cancelled by
the failure of the majority to Issue a satisfactory
table of comparative rates and estimates, the one
at first prepared and made public on May S being
subseijuently withdrawn because of blunders nnd
The lb-publicans on the committee were dis?
posed to admit the soundness of this plea, and
aft<-r some discussion an amicable agreement
was reached, under the terms of which the TarltY
bill will not be called up for general debate untl"
M?'nday. May 24. Mr. Aldrlch will, however,
virtually open the tariff fight a week from to?
day. May 2n, when he will submit to the Senate
a careful review of the rhan.'-es made In the
Hotase bill by the Republican members of the
Flnnnce Committee and pres'-nt a formal esti?
mate of the revenues to be derived under th.
The announcement by Mr. Aldrlch in the Sen?
ate this afternoon of those alterations In the tariff
debate programme precipitated a lively exchange
of views on the merits of the Senate's revision of
the Dlngley measure, and the general Issue of
tariff policy. In which Mr. Aldrlch. Mr. Chamller,
Mr. Lindsay and others took part. Mr. Aldrlch's
speech next Thursday Is awaited with unusual
Interest, as It will constitute the first authorita?
tive and cogent exposition of th?- purposes of the
Senatorial revisers of the House bill, as well as
the first Intelligible analysis of th?? effects of the
new measure on the revenues of the Government.
Mr. OadllnajtW started the debate by calling at?
tention to the enormous imports of wool In
snttclpatlon <>f the new Tariff law. I r.der the
cln-iimstan.-.-s. BS BBld, It was to be hoped that
partisan feeling could be put aside and a united
effort Binds toward securing early action.
The discussion thpn became colloquial, and
drifted hack to the days of Buchanan's admoni?
tion against long tariff speeches. It settled
down into an argument as to the efT?-ct of a
wool duty. In which Messrs. Lindsay, ('alllnger.
AldrtCb and Hoar t?>?>R part. Asi de fr?.m the
sharp personal colloquies it developed, the de?
bate was mainly technical. .
Mr. Cbsndler read the plank of the Indianapo?
lis platform on the tariff, ami poked s"me fun
at Mr. Lindsay, He \?as willing, he said, to ac?
cept Mr. Buchanan's doctrine of moderate pro
lection, and the application thereof to the pres?
ent tariff. He presumed that Mr. Lindsay would
be willing to apply the principia of Incidental
protection lo Kentucky hemp and bagging. The
new bill, as a whole, was a moderate one. The
duties intended for protection wen? aimed to
equalize the conditions between American and
foreign manufactured goods, to enable the
American manufacturer to lay down his goods
In New-York at no greater cost than the for?
Mr. White, of California, desired to know
whether the House or th? Senate bill was the
As a whoi<?. Mr Chaniller replied, he favored
the Senate bill, though be ?lid not know whether
it raised or lowered the duties on California
fruits, which would perhaps influence the Sena?
tor from California.
"To be specific," said Mr. White. "I will ask
whether the Senator considers the sugar duty
of th?- House or the Senat?? the ideal duty?"
"I have not examined either," was the reply,
"but I will answ.r \? h< n the bill is considered
in detail I will ask whether th" Senator Is in
favor of protection to American industries""
"And that I will answer," retorted Mr. White,
"when the bill is consiib-r^d In detail."
"The Senate has digressed." said Mr. Pettus,
of Alabama, and moved an adjournment to Mon?
day, which, at 4M p. in , was carr.ed.
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TROUBLED BY THE AMERICAN TARIFF.
AUSTRIAN MANUFACTURER* PKEKIXG A ET'RO
Vienna. May 13.?At a large conference of Aus?
trian manufacturers, held here to-day, It was re?
solved to call upon the Government to en?lcavor to
conclude International agre?.nients with Buropetui
Power?, with a view of. ''effectual.*1 meeting the
common danger to European economy arising from
the prohibit!?-?? tariff policy of the United Suites."
SEVEN MINERS KILLED.
A NtMIU-.n ALSO WOUNDED BT THB* FALL OF A
TIPPLE AT 1'INKNEY. TEXX.
Florence, Ala., May 13.?This afternoon the tipple
at the Plnkney (Tenn.) ore mines, about twenty
five miles from here, fell, killing seven men and
badly wounding several others. i'ommunlcatlon
with Plnkney is cut off. and full particulars can?
not be had. Physicians have left here for the
scene of the accident.
STILL PIOBTINO THE FLOOD.
EXPECTATION'S OU ri'iSIM? THE I.ATKST
CRCVtSB** IN Mississippi.
New-Orleans, May 13.-The railroad and the
Levee Hoard SSV? ma.le a wonderful tight, und
probably will close all th? creva.?ses In th? Hurton
levee by to-morrow, and then hold lbs line while
the mudhox Is being Sttllt around tu.- dangerous
section. The planters In the parlshi-s below have
be.>n organizing forces and filling sacks nil night,
v?iiiie special Valley trains have hurrle?! reinforce?
ment? to the urmy of defence working in the
?rater to hold the wavering hank?. They ?Xpert to
win to-day, and may then turn around ami build
a protection lev*? from the river to the bayous in
the rear, presentir?a ? broadald? to future crevasse?
there and leaving Baton Rouge to take care of her
The river at New-Orleans has been stationary
since Saturday, at 19 4. The levee? are In fine con?
dition, and by next Saturday the gig working force
will m iliH[.?.ns..?l with, a few liunilred men being
retained for emergency rer**ire,
HEAVY RAINS IN TENNESSEE.
Knnxvllle, T*nn., Mav 13. There was an almost
phenomenal rise here last night, and several manu?
facturing plants lire under tratst. The river i?
rUlng six Inches an hour. Heports from Upper
Em! Ttnn??? ?how a general ?torm.
Mlddlesborough. Ky.. May 13. -Bain for thirty
six hours lias iiRaln flooded Mlddl.sliorongh. and
thousands of acres of growing corn are under
?rater The loss to furmertj is not l??ss than 138,000;
to Ml'ldl-sborough, $0.000. Th?. rain has not eeesed,
but the waters are receding and the worst Is ov.-r.
SEEKING AID FOR FAMINE SE EFE HERS.
Lansing. Mich.. May 13. An emls?ary from India,
currying th?' name and title of V. R. ?lai-lhl, H. A.,
M R, A. S.. and attlr?-?l in a purple gown with a yel
! low turban und sash, called on (Jovernor Plngree
? thl? morning for the purpose of enlisting his aid
in obtaining relief for starving millions In his nnflvo
country. The C.ov.rnor expressed sympit.'iy for the
dls'resK' d for whom the ?mlssary pleaded and sal i
I .- a/ould Issue a iirocliimutlon culllr,g th.. attention
?if tii?- peopl? of Michigan to their condition, urging
i nil Wh. can spar?- to gl??- at le ist a mite. Th?? Senate
?stended t?> Mr ??audhi tie- privii.aje of addteselng
CANDIDATES FOR MILLIKEN'S SEAT.
Plttsfb-ld. Me, May 13.-The Democrat? of the MM
<-ingres? District to-day nominated Frederick \V.
, plalsted, of Augusta, a? candidate to oppose ex
r.overn.r E. C Hurlelgh, the Republican eiindldate
for the racancy resulting from the death of Seth
l. Miniken. Trie Populista of the diatrlcl Dominated
li i-v Lancaster, of Norridgewock, sa their ? andldat?.
THE VIOLET CHOSEN AS A STATE FLOWER.
Pro?Hence, May u- Tne Bobool ehlldrea of Rbed?
; Island, who have been casting bHliots for a State
flower for ?*versl day?, favored the vlylet by a vote
1 of 10,011 out of th* total number of u.'AU vote* cast.
STEEL BEAM POOL DISSOLVED.
BIO COMPANIKS COMPOSINC, IT MAKE AN
OPEN MARKET FOR THEIR PRODUCT.
Philadelphia, May Ut.?A special meeting Of"
the companies interested In the ste?l beam pool
which was organized fourteen months ago was
held In this city to-day, and the tool was dis?
solved and an oDen market created. The com?
panies represented at the meeting" were Jones &
Laughlln, the Carnegie Company, the Pencoyd
Iron Company, the Illinois Steel Company, the
Phoenix Iron Company, the Passate Rolling
Mill Company and the Pottsvllle Iron and St.* -1
Perchai Roberts. Jr., vlce-presblent of the
Pencoyd company, said that the meeting was?
entirely harmonious, and that all were of the
1 opinion that an open market was test. He de
, nled that there was anv distrust among those
1 comprising tho pool or "that th" rat? s on steel
? beama had been cut. H?> sabi: "Th? fixed price
i <>n beams has been i?)i?intain?d. but the COOS?
; pantos manufacturing these also made plates.
i angles, etc. The prices <>n thrse latter hava
been cut. ??wing to competition, and there being
n<> flxe?i pri.-e upon them it was deemed advtaa?
I 1)1?* to hav?? an ??pen market on beams also."
Mr. Roberts does not believe that ?h.-re will |
1 !?.> any genera! cutting of prices now that the j
?pool Is dissolved. "Reams," he raid, ''will pr<>t>
: ably be ?xol? 1 clMftper, but then plates ami
angles win command g higher vat?* accordingly,
i so In the average there will be no decrease of
VARNISH INTERESTS CONSOLIDATED.
A COMBINATION ANNOUNCED AT THE Oil?, TAINT
AM? VARNISH ?MI'S KINNHK.
The annual ?llnner of the Oil. Paint and Varnish
flub was held last evening at the Dr-ip flub. N*.i.
1?V> Wllliam-st., after the club's annual meeting to
elect ofScera, The officers for the comlnu year are
Charles Pierce, president; R. L. Pratt, vlee-presl
dent: w. r. Temp'?'ton. secretsry and tfsgsurar.
and w. ii. Andrews, chairman of the Advisory com
nltteo. A!,out eighty of the club's members were
present. Charles F, Howlatul. president of the
New?Bngland Paint flub, of Boston, ami Secretary
Everett, of the Portland ?Me.? ciub. attended. He
fore the meeting W. II. Andrews, treasurer of the
varnish-mnklntr- firm c.f Pratt <? Lambert, of New
York an?l Chicago, announced In the presence of It.
Iltgham Clark, head of the varntsh-maklns llrm of
Rob.-rt Ingham, flark ft Co., Limited, of Lmdon.
Paris and Hamburg, that the IWO firms had effected
a consolidation of their American Interests, with B
capitalisation of QBO.OM, and thai one of tho two
Long Island City plants, the one on Nlnth-st.. of
the Pratt ft Lambert concern, would be recon?
struct.'?! to admit of a greatly Increased output.
This consollilation of English and American Inter?
ests l'as been under constderattcn for a Ions; time,
Mr. Andrews said, and the prospective customs in
-rras?' of M p? r cent provided for in the new tariff
bill (?rought negotiations to a climax. The ?'lark
company is one of the lare-est of Bngttsh varnish
manufacturing concerns, and makes th?' ttr.er grades
of varnish [ta oui put is about six hundred thou
i ml -r?lions n year. The Pratt & Lambert com
pany'a output is about four hunilr?.?l thousand R?l?
ions of the cheaper gradea At present all of the
liner gradea Of varnish used In this country are
Imported, Mr. Andrews said, and the proposed es?
tablishment of a plant to manufacture the finer
gradea here will mirk an epo?h in American var?
on Wednesday Mr. cirirk. with his son, Robert F.
Clark, arrived here on the Teutonic and went to the
Waldcrf, Mr. ?'lark, sr., came to close nej-otU
tions that Samuel NT, ?'.rifliths. a director of the
English company, had been woikinjf on for six
weeks with Mr. Andrews Last summer Mr. An
drewi rlslted England on the same errand.
WARSHIPS ARRIVE AT PHILADELPHIA.
TO TAKE TART IN THF. WASHINGTON MONUMENT
Philadelphia. May 13.?The battle-ship Texas,
which will be the principa! representative of the
I'nlted States Navy In the demonstration to be
given on Saturday in honor of the unveiling of the
Washington Monument, arrived off the city this
morning, and anchored close to the Fren-h man
of-war Fulton. I'pon her arrival Colonel John
Hi.idle Porter, chairman of the Society of the Cin?
cinnati, timler whose auspices the exercises will
be held, went aboard the Texis, and in conference
with Captain Wise .irraiig?-?l the details for the
salute of twenty-one tuns which will be fired sim?
ultaneously by t:.-- vessels and the land battery.
The monitor- Terror, which will take part in the
celebration, also came up the Delaware to-day.
The liounl of Governors of the stock Exchange
to-d.iy decided to respect the proclamation of Qov?
ernor Hastings to observe Saturday as a holiday
in honor of the dedication of the Washington
Monument, Th.- stock Exchange will therefore be
closed on thai day, notwithstanding the action of
the Clearing House and Philadelphia banks, which
yesterday decided to Ignore the proclamation.
POISONED BY AN UNKNOWN HAND.
BTRANOS CltlM- AOAINgT A NEW BAMPSBIR
r.\i:M!iit ant? BIS BOUSEKEEPSR.
Bomersworth, N. H-, May 13-The authorities
here arc investigating a poisoning case. James
Bwlnturn, s Qerman farmer, sixty years eld, an?l
his liotisek'-eper, Lillian ?loodwin, a woman of
thtrty-flvs, are lying seriously ill at the home of
Edward Copeland, th ir cases having grows stead?
ily worse since they were taken ill about six ?reeks
:iko. Poisoning was not suspected until the limbs
of the pati? nt.-- became par:>lyz?-?l. and a consulta?
tion of physicians w.i-? h?-l?l City Physician
Dougherty and l?ts. Noyes, Orant and ?Price ?leier
mined that the m.m and woman must have Baten
Herr of a barrel of flour which they had used
was in th?- Copeland house. Some bread was
made from it, and soon after eating It Mr. and
Mrs. Copeland were taken 111. but they scon recov?
ered. This led the physicians to take possession
of the Hour, arid it win b.- analysed.
The authorities ar? looking for a man who at one
time culled on M.S.- Ooodwln frequently, and who.
It la Mid, on one occasion, upon meeting Swlnturu
and Miss Good" < tog?'ther, drew a knife and
threatened to ui-e. it on them.
Sprinfrfb-id. Ohio. Mav Ig.?The Funderburg mills,
nt New-Carlisle, were fired by an Incendiary shortly
after midnight and destroyed. Loss $&0.?i?.
Sa vrini.nto. Cal., May 13. -Natural ??as. which
promises to be superior both aa ?o quantity and
quality 10 anv Pacifia Coast wells, has been struck
in this city, an?! the total supply fruin the well la
estimated at 10T),i).k> feet dally.
St. Louis, May IS.?The annual show of pet dons
and cats, under the auspices of the Woman's Hu?
mane Society, opened here to-day at Harmonie
Hall, with several hundred ?ntri??.
MUwaukOO, Wls.. May 13.--As B result of the can?
cellation by Insurance Commissioner Pricke of tlie
Wisconsin license of the Citizens' Insurance Com
S any, <?f St. Louis, it is reported thai Insurance
uperlntendenl Orear of Missouri will retaliate by
re/oklng the licenses "f all Wisconsin companies
doing business In Missouri.
Baxter Springe, Kan., Mar U.?Colonel Alexander
Warm r, president of the defunct ?Baxter Bank, was
arrested to-?lay, together with his son. B. S. War?
ner, assistant cashier of the concern, on s warrant
charging them with violating the St its banking
law*. Th?- warrants wars sworn out by Louis ?ir.
biviua, an Indian,
Topeka, Kan.. May 13- Insurance Commloatoner
McNeil to-day notified H. M. Mammill, Chicago
manager ?.i the Phoenix Insurance Company, of
Hartford. Conn., that, unless Ihe company confined
Itself to lite Insurance, Ii" WOUld revoke Its license.
Tin company has been advertising for tornado
business. Simitar action lias t,.-en taken by other
companiea, ?vh mm charters do not provide for tor?
nado or hall Insurance.
Olson N Y.. M iy || Benjamin KtnmasL a weii
to-'lo farmer of Hlnadale, committed suicide at his
home in that villa?,?- tills morning. He i^hot him?
self through th?.- temple, H<- was a brother of M.
F. Hlnmaii. president ??f the Itrooks Locomotive
Works, ?>f Dunkirk N. Y.
ci.'\.-lan?l. May IS, Th- BtraWDOard manufactur
i er- ?>f tii? United st.it?-. head a sscrst meeting at
the Hottenden House yeeterday. and acoordlng t??
i report, formed s trust to control th.- product <>f
ths country, thoUKh BO definite Information could
be obtained from thon. It<?iir<-*enti.tlves of rtrms
! in Cincinnati, Covlngton and Birmingham, N. v..
were present The manufacturen *.?> there win U)
no Immediate ehaage in prices.
Tahleouah, In?! T., May 13. The Dawes Commla
sioi) la hers to-day. in conference with the com
i))ir.r?.ion of the Cherokeea. snlsrlng upon negotu
tlOOB for the allotment of lands and the iUkiIIkIi
menl <>f trii.al government It is thcughl th?> Cher
nkcc will be slow In coming to an agreement. Th.?
Dawes Commission is exnectod to Be in this <tt.
r.r ?several waeka. Mr. Dawes is abssnt at hi'.
I ni" in Massachusetts, and will DOt tako it hunJ
this Urns in th.? n.-K'ltlailnns.
- ? ?
Tllbl HAMMOND TYPF.WRITF.R CO moved to
IK" H way. Have you nl-J Number I Hammondf
NEW CUBAN COltfPLICATIO?
HUNDREDS OF AMERICANS REPORT"
IN GREAT DISTRESS.
WHAT THE SIR COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN R"*"!
TION'8 IS SAID TO HAVE DISCOVERED FROM
CONSULAR REPORT?*?THE PRESIDENT
NOT TO BE HURRIED INTO ANT
CHAN? IE OF POLIOY.
friT TIU.i-.iR'I'll TO THE TBinfVt ]
Washington, May IS.?As a result of the l
peated conferences yesterday between the au
committee of the Senate Committee on Fore!
Relations, MesBrs Davis, Morgan and Forak'
on the one hand, and President McKinley, 8
retary Sherman and Assistant ?Secretary Day
the other, the Impres.'don got abroad to-day a
maintained itself with great persistency th
fresh complications had arisen In Cuba, and th
a new turn was about to be given to Amcrin
policy In that unhappy island. The rumor, wh
traced, wa? found to have orlglna'ed in certa
partial disclosures by members or the Foreli
Relations Committee, to whom the resultB
yesterdays conferences were ounrnunlcateii th
morning by M-ssrs. Davis. Morgan ami Lodt*
of the contents of recent official ?-orresponden
from Cuba hitherto withhel.l fr?.m the know!e<J(
?if either the public or the legislative bran? ties
Acordlng to these Indirect and sonr-whi
vague disclosures, the consular agents of tl
United State? in Cuba have within the last moni
or two furnished to the State Department info
mation regarding the sufferings <>f American clt
zens under the military rule of General W'eyli
which puts a new face on th? situation and et
tails new and pressing resp..nslbllitlea upon a
Administration pledged to do its utmost both I
home and abr?.ad to guard American Interest
If the disclosures hinted at by the members i
the S??nate Committee are to be accepted at the
face value, the State Department has been ?u
sured by its representatives In various parta <
Cuba that hun.lreds of Americans formerly er
ga^-ed In working plantations have been force
into the towns and village? by i'eneral Wcyler'
military policy, and have there been reduce
gradually to a state of destitution and even star
vatlon: that the property of Amerl?-ans residen
in Cuba has been destroyed without 1st or scru
pie, and that the rights and Immunities guaran
teed by American citizenship have been In man;
instances openly denied and disregaruea.
REPORTS MAY **"* LX.V'ii.ERATED.
That these extreme representations of the con
tents of the recent correspondence from Cub,
will be borne out on its ultimate publicatioi
may perhaps be doubted, for it is hardly believed
! even by the most violent partisans of the Cu
ban cause, that such dUcl? ?sures would be flle<
away on their receipt In the State Departm-m
and only come to light as the chance result oi
a visit of Inquiry made to the White House bj
i a sub-committee of Senators for the purpose 0!
enlightening themselvee on the AdministrE.t'on'1
general Cuban pulley. If tha consular corre
! spondence. It Is argued, bears ??ut the hasty Im?
? pression of It conveyed to the Senate Commit?
tee on Foreign Relations, the President and th<
I two houses of OODSttU car. do no I?-?s than at
tempt to relieve the sufferings and enforce th*
rights of injured American citlz?ms. even If a
violent change In this country's present rela?
tions with ?-"pain is Involved in such an effort.
That opinion In the Senate ia already disposed
to accept as actual and fully substantiated, th?
state of facts said to have been uncovered In
yesterday's conferences is shown by the intro?
duction to-day by Mr. Galllnger of a resolution
appri.printing 9SQJ0OQ for the relief of suffering
Am?-rlcans in Cuha.
Mr. Morgan's sudden relapse Into Inaction
pointa decisively in the same direction, for the
Alabama .Senator airain t?'-day asked to have
his resolution acknowledging i'uban belligerency
go over until Monday, hinting slgniflcautly at
the same time that recent developments mad?*
action on it at present untimely and Inex?
THE PRESIDENT WILL NOT ACT HASTILY.
That the Administration will be hurried by th?
supposed results of the Foreign Relations Com?
mittee's search through the Cuban correspond?
ence into announcing a sudden change In it?
Cuban policy seems altogether unlikely. Presi?
dent McKinley has Just dispaflu-d Mr. Calhoun
as a special commissioner to Cuba to report
upon the military and civil situation there, and
it is properly presumed that tbs Administratio-i
will prefer to take no decisive action on Cuba
until the results of Mr. Calhoun'8 mission be?
come known. This Is the Judgment cf b..th the
| President and Se?tetarjr Sh-rman. and If their
' wishes are followed no precipitate attempt will
I be made In the Senate to force thmugh a reso
? lutlon declaring the present military situation
In Cuba such as to warrant the recognition of
the belligerent rights of the Insurgents. Ef?
forts to relieve the urgent necessities of suffer?
ing vmericans in Cuba. will, of course, command
the heartv co-operation of all branches as the
i'.n eminent. . .
An incident with an Important bearing on the
Cuban situation was the visit to President Mc?
Kinley to-dav of K. T. Atkins, of lb ston. who
owns extensive sugar plantations in Cuba, and
! who has Just returned from a visit to the Island.
H?- vas presented at the White House by Sec?
retary L? nn, and the Pivsi.lent summoned Ju?l?*e
, Day. from the State Department, to hear Mr.
Atkins's statement. The Boston sugar planter
1 is a personal frh-nd of ex-Secretar-?- Olney, and
during the Cleveland Administration he Is ?aid
I t?> have advised that th.? course in Cuban af
| fairs adopted by M.\ i'l.-veiand was the wisest
I one to follow. Mr. Atkins rei/resf nted to the
President to-day that th- condition of affairs In
Cuba was truly lamentable Ameri.-ans and
their Interests In the lslan?l w. re In a deplora*
ble state, and th<* situation, instead of Improv?
ing, was growing much worse as, the revolution
Mr. Atkins mad? no r?*crmmen?latlons to the
President, and partlcuarly refralne?! from bur
gestions as to policy. The Presld? nt closely
?;iiestloned him on seveial point?, giving spe?
cial attention to what was sal?l about the dis?
tress of the Americana now in Cuba and th?
damage Which has been done to their prop?
erty and the property of other citizen? of this
country who do not live in the island.
Secretary Long said to-?lay that the report
that one or more American vessels would be
immediately dispatched to Cuban waters wa?
untrustworthy. No orders have been issued to
the tit-et or were at present under consldera
THE REPORTS FROM THE CON?UL8.
if true. a pei**/*" it a rle state of a tea 1rs
exists -mitetino of the foreign re?
lations COMMITTEE -,
Washington. May 13.?The Senate Commutes
on Foreign Relations to-day had the Cuban
Question under c?inslderatloii ora the basis of the
report of the sub-committee appointed yester?
day to confer with the President and Secretary
Sherman. The report wa? prepared by Senators
Davis and Foraker, the Republican members
of the sub-committee. Senator Morgen, the
Democratic member, inclining to act. The re?
port consisted of a concise statement of the con?
tents of official reports from American conaula
In (*uba, bringing the information up to within
a week of the present time. This report con?
tinus the newspaper reports as to the situation
of affairs In the Island, and goes even further
In depleting a deplorable situation than do most
of the newsusper storle?.
DEATHS FROM STARVATION REPORTED.
Especial stress Is laid on the condition of
American citizens In the island. Of these It Is
positively said that there aro hundreds In a
starving condition and wretchedly clothed.
Deaths of Americans from starvation are dally
reported. They are scattered In all parta of the
island, and receive no consid?ration whatever
because of their American citizenship. They arg