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l-' iwM THE SUN TUESDAY, MAY 18, 1897. I
! II CUBA HEARD IN CONGRESS
B'K' tjk president sends a message
Et to nam houses.
y -,B jj It Vrcra an Appropriation for ttao fuller or
jB.B1-' fsolTrrlns; American TUB flenata Responds
Bl and Then Wscusseo ln Belllaerency Keso.
I rBS'' lutlon flenntor Daniel Make a Mronr,
' UK rioaent Plea la Favor af Reroanltlon.
Wabiiimitov, May 17. President McKinlcy
I ''Hl'3 to-dny sont tlio following message to Congress,
i IHB recommending an appropriation of ?30,000 for
$ .HEVk the rollof of starving Americans In Cuba and to
r fHlWf pay the transportation of thoso who dcslro to
HI' leavo tho Island:
m Hi To the Sennit and Routt of Rtpreiintathet of tht
8 frill United. State:
Hf I OBIclal Information from our Consuls In Cubs estab-
j Hj lUtim the fact that a Urge number of American oltl-
,, :lHJ reus In the Islsnd ro tn a state of destitution, suffer.
7 Ingforwant of food and meiltclnei This applies par-
(j HI tlrutarly to the rural districts of the central and east-
fHI 1 ern psrts. The aRrkultural classes hare been forced
f.Hj 1 from their farms Into the nearest toirns, nhero they
,' ' u are without work or money. The local authorities of
, fBj the several towns, howorer kindly disposed, areun-
Hj i able to relieve the needs of their own people and are
I "iHh 1 altogether powerless to help our cltlteni
- 'B! fbe latest report of Consul General I,ee estimates
J Hi that six to eight hundred Americans are without
3 H j means of support. I haTe assured him that provision
,' ! Hi would be made at onco to relieve them. To that end
f HI 1 recommend that Congress mako an appropriation
J Hb'i of not lss than $50,000 to bo Immediately available
4 h H ! for use under the direction of the Secretary of State
-i H 4 It Isdrslrable that apart of tbo sum which maybe
iH approprlatel by Congress should. In the discretion of
'i'aVj ( Secretary of Stato, also bo used for the transpor
jHn tatlon of American citizens who, desiring to return
,'iV! to the United Statu, ara without means to do It
; J Hj W tLLIAV McKltUCT.
$ .Hjj , FxinrrnE Mansioi, JIny 17, 1HU7.
'HJ Tlio message received the prompt nnd cheerful
f V-HJ support of every member of tho Scnato, nnd
'' H, would hnv 0 passed tlio llouso of Ilcpreeentatlvca
? ')HJ. but for tho objection of Mr. Bailey of Texas, tho
j" ji H recognized Democrat lender on tho floor, liut
J, IhI' 'or " unnn'ul0us consent would hnro been
; y B: given for tho pnssago of tho resolution of Repro
f ' Bcntntlvc Hitt similar to that ot Mr. Gallingcr
, 5 IB'- In tho Senate; but as n result of hl3 leadership
is Hj tho llouso iiw compelled to adjourn Tfithout
i l-HJ' having taken nny action in accordance with tho
; ; H ' I'rcsldcnt's recommendation. It will now bo
r Hi ) necessary for tho Committeo on Hulcs of tho
I H Hon so to hold-n mcoting and bring In a special
j; 9 order by which tho previous question can bo
''BJ ' ordered and tho Cuban resolution passed. This
' HJ action will probably bo tal.cn on Thursday, tho
1-H ' next mcetinir day of tho House.
;' k H' The brc lty and mildness of President McKln-
?B' ley's messaKo caused much surprlso among
; , H thoso members of both Houses of Congress who
' ' iK K ""' not Dcen Informed In advance of Its con
!JHU tents. Chairman Davis of tho Senato Committeo
j" Hj . 011 Foreign Affairs was in conference with the
rj Hj J President nnd tho members of tho Cabinet at the
rljH ,' early special Cabinet meeting this morning, and
I 'H i ReprcsontatheHlttof Illinois, tho former Chalr-
'" 'l ' man of the Committeo on Foreign Affairs of tho
. );H ' House read the message last evening during his
:l tB' V audience with tho President. Messrs. Davis and
1 -7IH Hitt Informed tho leaders of tho Senato and
I ? Hj ' House of tho nature of tho message and meet-
? ?r H ' : lngs of tho Foreign Itclations Committeo and
t 4 Hj " of Speaker Reed's lieutenants in tho Housowcro
5 i. jH i held before Congress met, so that tho programmo
'? HJ of action after tho reading of the message had
'' i B already been mapped out.
iv H n To the rank and file of tho Congressmen, how-
AH ever, and to tho great majority of the crowds of
S B spectators in the galleries, it was supposed that
1,7 Hj the President would uso graphic language in dc
" &B ' scribing the wretched condition of American
'"? HJ ,; citizens in Cuba, and that ho would quoto from
' jH tD0 confidential reports of tho United States
it tvL ' consuls, which have lately been the subject of
-) f Hf - consideration by tho Cabinet and tho Senato
,. -2 II ' Committeo on Foreign Itclations. Those who
.f jl: ! , looked for a dramatic recital of tho facts of the
i 'vBT ' Cuban situation, as well as for an indication of
'' ' ' what the Cuban policy of tho Administration
J jflH 1 would be, were disappointed as well as surprised.
&HJb There Is good authority for tho statement that
f V B if when President McKinlcy left Washington on
'v B 1 5 Friday for Philadelphia ho fully intended to
J'HJ I eend to Congress to-day tho important points of
i j!pBI lho c0"8"10111101 reports received by him, to-
H ' BCther with on appeal to Congress for action on
, ifHj ) the Cuban question that would hate fired the
. tJB hcartsof Americans oerywherc. During the
j $?HJ I President's absence from tho city, however, the
,B 1 question of -what action should bo taken by the
51 jTB Administration was left for the consideration
itriB Cf Secretaries Sherman and Long and
f jjB Assistant Secretary Day, They were all
J B opposed to having tho President get nny
K B further into the Cuban matter at this
1 A H time than to mako a dispassionate recoru-
Hj mendation for assistance for the helpless Amcr-
' t ' jH leans in Cuba. The President hesitated for some
' f H time between bis Inclination to Bend in a ines-
X 9m ' sage nnd tho advice of his official counsellors not
t i Hj to do so, nnd last evening ho had practically
I -vHj abandoned tho idea of sending any message at
' i;tB ; R"' Immcdlatcb after breakfast this morning
1 E-bB l however, ho sent word to the Cabinet members
J mHT "' to meet him at theWhlto Houso at 10 o'clock.
' j- Hj Ho then sat down at his private desk and wrote
: H the message, which ho submitted to them at
r V Hi half past 10, and which went to Congress at
, if' HI noon.
! s? HI The President has taken It for granted that
j -HHI tbo relief appropriation will bo inado by Con-
, Cr HI 1 irrcss, nnd Is considering suggestions for tho
y h best mothod of distribution. Tlicso suggestions
I ii HI I 'Bcre requested by Mr. McKlnloy of scleral
t Xmu i olllclal8, all of whom aro In favor of putting tho
i 3H relief fund, and tho clothing, food, nnd medicine
I 'jtHllt' purchased with it. In tho linnds of the United
tmyimmM Blatea Consuls in Cuba. Uy direction of the
MDHH - Stato Department, tho Consuls, commercial
HEtHH' agents, nnd consular agmts, thirteen In
HEf Hi' "" Including Consul Qeneral Lee, hnvo been
HK Hli gutncrlng Information about the niini-
HKHH' "er ot distressed Americans In their url-
BH- oub aisincis, and aro well Inrormed on
HHHH'' Uo relatlvo nocxls of American titlrens.
HHGHi; 'I'tl0 suggestion thnt n commission go to Cuba
HHHH; take ciiargo of tlio distribution docs not meet
HHHH" with favor, for a number of reasons. Tho delay
HkHH 1 that would becuiiBod if this method wtro pur-
KHI v sued and tho unfnmtliarltyuf thoso who would
HfrHi compose tho commission with prevailing con-
HI '; dltlons In Cuba, and their luck of knowledge
W.ti'Jmu V concerning the character of tho country, aro
Hr urged In opposition to the scheme.
mlU t J,S!riLMc.Kmlo,'1! tendency Is toward consular
ifjifHI f distribution, with tho assistmuo of the Ited
few-Hi - Cross Society. A gentleman in whoso practical
n&'HI ' ' Ideas ho has confidence, and who has followed
liKJHl ' eieryphasoof tho Cuban situation, railed tho
I vT HI Prosldont's attention to tho great asslstanco tho
I MX HI '. trained and experienced nurses nnd other em-
K& Hf ; plojeesof the Itcxi Cross Society rould afford
IRaT HI :) 'll0 consular officers, and It Is said thnt tho Gov-
mSS HI f ernmentwlll adopt the Idea, Spain docBiiot
1MH '' object to allowing tho great tbaritubloorganlza-
Cci-Hi , tlon to help the United States authorities in
au'Hi ; coring for their fellow citizens In tho desolntod
J' HI P provinces of the perturbed island, nnd Minister
MM mm h Dupuy de Lome has so reported to tho State Do-
Ki Hf y partment.
R3H . . Thero Is no intention on the part of the
1", H 7 President to send n wnr vessel to Cuba to
k 5 HI ' takeavior Amorlcans who want to return to tho
K?HI t United States. Tho suggestion In to-dni's ines-
Mf''i Wmmlr sa about the transportation of American till-
H HH xcnB wl'0. desiring to return to tho United
BY" HH States, are without means to do so," is Intended
hi HHM to nPP'v on,y '" Americans who havo no money
H?'HH?t .na aro anxious to get nwa from the horrors of
K';Hlr ,!')Va.r- It docs not unbrace the Americans in
Hi,HH tlio Cuban army who would lio subject to arrest
HrHH'P by the Spanish authorilUs It they appeared in
E: HI, nn IK,rt for "l0 nurposo of embarking for this
HXHH' country. Persons of United States citizenship
HKi.HH!' who Inn 0 taken no pan In the war are to lw tho
VfvHI. Bol beneficiaries. Pahsngo will bo furnished
HZHH' them on regular Htenmers us fast as theirappli-
HrT HHri cations nre granted. Thoro is no intention to
H, Hfmi irathcrallof them In and ship them as 0110 con-
MKitmrni tlngcntonnessel sptrlnll) chartered. If the
ttlHi President decides fmornbl) to tho consular (Us-
Hn'HH trtbutlon plan, und that is almost certain, Con-
HS' HI'', : aul-ueiicral I-co will hnvo ihurgo of tlio mnttor.
Hf&HHr Judge Calhoun, tho President's Spotlnl romnils-
HwHHa eloner, will lme nothing tn do with tho work,
HbtHH'." No telegrnm usking his opinion about tho pro-
HHI vailing distress was sent to him by cither tlio
Hbt bHV l'restdcnt or tho Htnto Department, nnd ho has
HEtHHt- "ot presumed to communicate with this Govern-
HjHHl; ment on tho subject.
BB TJrr MESSAGE J.V COXaitESS.
HIV, - Bennte Art I'romptly and Then Discusses the
HtHH'i Ilellliereucy Itrsulutluu.
BlvBalS WAeniNQTO.v, May 17,-When tho Senate mot
HvHHf to-lay tho galleries wcro already well filled,
ftflJB'''' owing to tbu genoral expectation that somo Ira-
Hg HHJ( ' portantmooin the Cuban question would tnko
rHHit place. As soon as Thuiwla) 's Journal was road
HI; a messat'o was retolvcd from tho President und
Bs was laid before tho Senato stating that official
EfLfHt information from Consuls tn Cuba established
KjHHfr tho fact that a largo number of American cltl-
r4 iBl t t9Ii' ,n tbo ''i1104 ot Cuba Br8 ' R ,tate of des
MU$c tUution and Afferlng from want of food and
fMii li'iii"iiTir ii'i'il l'f-mmmttMmimhimmmmmmmW;i
aw4wiS3J; !. - J. KSJzSKSSBSSSBiBgHPBalEBRH
medicine, nnd thnt provision ought to bo made
At onco to relievo them, nnd thoreforo recom
mending nn appropriation of $30,000 for that
Tlio messngo having boon rend, Mr. Davis,
Chairman of tho Committeo on Foreign Rela
tions, reported back Mr. Oalllnger's Joint resolu
tion appropriating $30,000, nmo'idod so ns to
read that $30,000 bo appropriated for tho relief
of destituto citizens of tho United Stales on tho
island of Cuba, to bo expended at tho discretion
and under tho direction of tho Prosldcnt of the
United States in tho punlmso and furnishing ot
food, clothing and medicines for such citizens,
and for transporting to tho United States such
of tlicm bb may desire and who aro without,
means to transport themseh cs.
Tho Joint resolution was passed, nftcr remarks
by Mr. Galllnger(Itcp.,N. II.), In which ho said
thnt ho would not !m 0 Introduced it it ho had
known thnt tho Kxetuttro contemplated send
ing such 11 mcssige to Congress. Ho was not nt
all certain, howeior, that tho method proposed
was tho best 0110 to pursue. Ho had been Im
pressed cstcrday at tho grcnt mass meeting
held In Washington and attended by n.000 per
sons. Ho had bcon particularly impressed by
n statement mado by Karl Decker, to tho
effect that thnt was not tho way to
meet tho necessities of Americans on tho
island, ns thcro was nn nbundnnco of
food thcro to supply tho necessities of llfo
to all Its inhabitants if they were only per
mitted to go to tho places whero it could bo
found. Hut tho Captain General In n brutal nnd
inhuman way had herded tho pcoplo In tho cities.
In tho interest ot common humanity tho(o
eminent of tho United States, tho President of
tho United States, nnd tho Congress of the United
Stutos ought to ill inantl of the Spanish (lo em
inent and of thoso In nuthnrlt in Cuba to permit
these people to csinpo from tliclr present bond
nee nnd go Into tho countr), w hero they would
llnil t ho means of sustaining life.
At 2 o'clock the Cuban belligerency resolution
came up, nnd Mr. Morgnn suggested thnt if no
Senator desired to speak ho w mild usk for n oto.
Mr. Hnlc (Hep , Me.) promptly Jumped to his
feet with tho claim of no quorum being pres
ent, nnd a call of tho Senate was ordered. Korl
six Senators nnsnerod to their names, nnd bo
forothe attompt to get a voto was made, Sena
tor Wellington (Hep , Mil.) nroso to address tho
Scnnto In opposition to the resolution. Ho mado
an Impassioned appeal for "conscnntlxencss"
on tho part ot the (locrnment on tho
Cuban question. Ho likened tho "Jingo"
talk of the advocates of tho Morgan resolution
to tho flighting of windmills bj Don Quixote
nnd tho nction of tho Irishman nt
tho Donnybrook Fnlr, going about begging
Boiucbod) to trend on tho tall of his coat. Ho
said ho approved tho Cuban policy of (Iroier
Cleveland, and implored the Senato nut to rush
headlong into the serious step of dcclnrlng Cu
ban belligerency. In his opinion tho Senato
should look not to Orccro or to Cuba, but to Its
own attain at home. Tho tlrst thing to bo dono
was to pass a tariff bill, and after that a cur
"Would It not bo well," ho asked, "to allow
tho now Administration to adopt its own policy
tn tlio matter I for himself, ho was opposed to
Jingoism. Ho should, therefore, oto against
the resolution, as he did not bclleo thnt such a
condition ot things existed In Cuba as would
Tho Junior Senator from Alabama, Mr. Pot
tus, said that ho would bo Krcatlj obliged if tho
Senator from Mar) land (who was, like himself,
anew Senator) would glvo him somo informa
tion about Jingoism.
"Who." ho askod, "with nn air of candor
and simplicity which caused general laughter,
" aro tho Jlngos. and w hnt Is a Jingo I"
" I do not presume," Mr. Wellington replied,
that the Senator from Alabama needs nny in
formation from mo as to what jingoism is. It
seems to mo that it Is a spirit which would drng
the country Into w nr, whether It will or not. It
is a spirit which seems to think It nn net of
patriotism to attack cvory nation tn Europe and
to make them our enemies rather than our
Mr. Stewart of Nevada, referring to Mr. Wel
lington's encomium of Mr. Cleveland, said thnt
ho bad been in hopes that tho new Administra
tion would draw a line between It und the pre
ceding Administration; but ho was bound to say
that, so far as foreign affairs wcro concerned, ho
could seo no distinction between them. The only
difference was that Mr. MeKinley was " n v cry
plcnsiint gentleman." Laughter.) Whether
thnt fact mndo 11 difference between tho last
President and the present one, it would lx for
those to judge who hail seen moro of Mr. Cleve
land than ho himself had seen.
"Cuba." Mr. Stewart continued, "has been
regarded bj tho statesmen of the United Stntcs
from tho very beginning ns under tho special
caro of tho United Suites. These pcoplo nro
starving in tho cities becnuso a monster called
a General has driven them thcro from their
homes to starve. It is a war of extermination.
It has bcon nn unsuccessful war in tho field.
The Cubans havo retained three fourths of tho
territory, and tho only way proposed to conquer
them is to exterminate them."
Mr. Daniel of Virginia, a member of tho Com
mittee on Foreign Relation", criticised Mr. Wel
lington's speech as n shot at the main Issue in
stead of nn argument on tho motion to refer. It
Bccmed to him that tho remarks of tho senator
from Maryland were based on an entire misap
prehension of tho character of tho resolution.
The resolution did not Inv oh o In tho least nn act
of hostility to Spain. Tho Scnulor from Mnr
land had referral to obligations duo to tho Gov
ernment of Spain for its encouragement to Co
lumbus four centuries ago; but for his part ho
thought It n great pity that Columbus ever dis
covered America If tho new inhabitants wero to
continue the savagery which had prevailed be
fore they came.
"If." said he, "wo cannot havo Christian
civilization In America, and if wo are bound to
look with cold indifference on nets which would
Bhock even a savage breast. It Is a pity that tho
Bhlps which brought tho newcomers to theso
shores had not been lost on the ocean."
Mr. Daniel then went on to mako ale-gal nnd
constitutional argument in support ot tho
proposition that Congress had tho power to ree
oanlza cither tho belligerency or tho Independ
ence of a now Stato. He characterized tho claim
that tho right ef reiognltlon was In thoKxocu
tlvo n "a most preposterous and attenuated
shape of tho one-man power."
Being asked bj Mr.Cafrcrv (Dcm , La.) whether
the power of recognition was concurrent In tho
Kxecutivo and in Congress, ho said that he
would not use the word "concurrent" In that
connection. Ho thought that tho President of
the United Slates had certain Implied powers,
through tho exerclso of which ho might rceog
nizo the fact; but thoso powers wcro derived, in
tho main, from his duty to execute tho laws. In
his (Mr. Daniel's) judgment, the law was tho
supremo power on tho subject.
After a long technlcnl argument on tills point
Mr. Daniel eanio down to tho real question and
" Thero has been a condition of wnr In Cuba
for two years nnd a half. The diplomacy of the
Spanish Government has succeeded In blinding
tho cj cs of tho diplomats of tho United States to
tho realization of that fact. Hut the world
knows tho fact that thcro is war in Cuba high
handed, red handed, bloody, lamentable, cruel,
savage war war In which Spain has cmplovtdn
larger army than tho Hrltlsh Gov eminent ever
sent to nut down the Insurrection of tho Ameri
can colonics in 17711. And that nrmy is op
posed by an army on tho other sido. It may
bo that tho tallica of thnt other army havo
been thoso which Goorgo Washington advised
Drnddoikto follow not to march in solid divi
sions, where they could bo mowed down by nrtll
cry, but to attack tho enemy according to such
weapons ns they had opportunity to cmplo),
Now when Congress undertakes to reeognlzo
that fact or w nr wo nro told that w o must nut do
it. CongrossmustnotdcmcnnltHcltln tho spirit
of neighborship nnd humanity to n struggling
people because It might 1ms conceived to bo inim
ical to Spain. IbIhiII not bo restrained hv that
consideration. Hut It Is not inimical to Spain.
Wo havo tho right. In nil good friendship to
Spain, to rcullzo toward her rules which sho
realized and which all Kuropo realized, und
which tho United States, through its
President and Generals, realized when wo had
civil war in this countr) that when tho guns
wcro thundering they could hear them, that
when tho soldiers wcro marching nnd lighting
they could see them inarching nnd lighting. It
lsufact that thoro is war In Cuba whether wo
record It In our resolution or not. It is a fact
that thcro Is publhi war in Culm whether wo
sympathize with Cuba or with Spain. And, It
being 11 fact. It Is an act of humanity for us to
den with It and to throw tho great moral weight
of this Government sons to seo that tho wnr is
ctmduitid with as close nn approximation to
Christian usages and civilized customs us is
practicable under tho circumstancoH
"It is said that this menus war. I den) it. If
Spain should declare wnr upon us; If sho should
seek to foment wnr against us liecnuso w 0 rocog
iilzo tho belligerency of hor former subjoi ts who
ha 0 been lighting her for tw 0 and it half ) ears,
she will have an unjust uume of complaint and
war against us, and wo will hnvo 11 jiiBtcuusn
of complaint and wnr ngulnst hor. I do nut
want to see tho American pooplo involved in
war. I look upon war ns one of the greatest ca
lamities that can befall tho human raco. Hut
thcro is one other greater c-alamlt), and that is
to havo the high publlu spirit of it great nation
to dead that It looks upon plunder and murder
and arson with Indifference, to havo tho public
spirit of a great nation to deadened that It hesi
tates or delav s one Instant to go forwnrd and do
a proper ni t bacnuso of fear of w ar."
Mr. Dunlel went 011 to nrgno that, ns Cuba is
right nt our doors, wo buvo Just ground fur In
tervention, Hut asldo from thnt wo have, ho
Bald, assumed an obligation toward Cuba by
warning tho countries of Kuropo that wo will
not permit then! to meddle w It It her affairs.
.. V ""''llzl'itl 1,mt lo ,M5 "bllgutlon," ho slid.
"Istlll would iiiithiivutbls countr act hastily
aboiitlt, I would not havo it net Incautiously
about It, but in e lem and sure-footod steps I
would go fonvnrd, und let tho pooplo In Cuba
know that wo expect them lo 60 nccordod
hi Spain belligerent rights; that wo expect
their prisoners to be treated its prisoners of war
and not shot dow n as dogs, and that tho raodorn
Christian civilization of tlio great American re
public sliall glvo cheer to thoso that aro op
pressed and mourning to those who would op
press them. Let us recognize the belllgoroncr of
tho Cuban people, which is a fact, and in Bending
bread to our own people there as an net of
charily, let us net to thoso who are engaged In
this aw fill strlfo tn an equal spirit ot justice."
Great npplnuso In tho galleries.)
Mr. Mason, tho new Senator from Illinois,
took tho floor, but yielded ton motion to pro
ceed to oxccutlvo business, and nt 0:40 the Sen
ato adjourned. ....
Tho JCngllsh Ambassador, Sir Julian Pannco
fote, occupied n seat In tho diplomatic gallery
during tho Cuban dobato nnd was a conspicuous
and clusoly nltcntlvo listener.
TUB MESHAOn IN TItK HOUSE.
After tlio President's incssngo'hnd.bccn read
In tho House. Mr. Hitt (Hen, III.) askod unani
mous eonsont for tho consideration of a bill ap
propriating $50,000 In accordnnco with tho
Mr. Ilnilcy (Dcm., Tox.) said ho would not
object If, In connection Willi tho bill, tho resolu
tion of Senator Morgan, nuthorlrlng the recog
nition of the belligerency ot tho Cuban revolu
tionists, could also bo considered by unanimous
consent. . . .
Mr. Dlngloy I think. Mr. Sppnkor, wo had
better dlsposo of the mutter before tho House.
Mr. Hillcj Murcly tho gentleman from Mains
docs not wnnt to force an objoctton from this Bids
of the llouso.
Mr. Dinglo) I desiro to test tho Houso on tho
prnitosltlon before It.
'1 ho Sponkcr Tlio gentleman from Malno ob
jects to tho consideration of tho proposition of
the gentleman from Texas.
Uallcy 1 hen I object to tho consideration of
the bill prcsontcd by tho gentleman from Illinois.
Tho passage by tlm Scnnto of a joint resolution
nppropriutlng$30,000 for tho relief of Amorl
1 mis In Cuba was afterward announced to tho
Houso and Mr. Hitt asked unanimous eonsont
for Its consideration.
Mr. Hulloy again remarked that there would
bo no objection, provided thnt with tho Senato
resolution tho Morgan resolution bo considered.
Mr. Dlngloy (Hep , Mo.) Wo will attend to ono
matter ot a time, Mr. Speaker.
Mr. Hnilcj Well, you'll nttend to both of
theso before jou attend to cither. Rapturous
apnhitiso by tho Democrats.)
The Speaker Objection is made.
Mr. Italics Then I aBk unanimous consent,
Mr. Dlnglcy Imovo that tho Houso adjourn.
Mr. Italic) Certainly tho gentleman from
Maine Is nut afraid to have this question dis
The! Speaker put the question on tho motion
to adjourn, upon which Mr. Uallcy demandod a
vote In yens una nays and Bccurcd it, resulting
Yeas 00. novs 71; present 13. So the Houso
adjourned until Thursday.
Tho voto on adjournment was along party
lines, tho Republicans being recorded in tho
affirmative, and the opposition in tho negative.
1 ho only exceptions wcro: Messrs. Cooper of
Wisconsin, Marsh of Illinois, nnd Llnnoy of
North Carolina, Republicans, who voted nay,
and Mr. linker of Illinois, Populist and Fusion
1st, who voted ven.
Mr. Dalrcll (Hep. Pa ), a niemlwr of tho Com
mitteo on Rules, said after tho adjournment
thnt tho committeo probably would report an
ordor for tho consideration of the joint resolu
tion on Thursdn). Mr. Bailey thinks ho has tho
Republicans In a hole, and thnt they cannot
avoid voting for or against tho Morgan resolu
tion. Should the Committeo on Rules take tho
action Indicatod by Mr. Dnlzell, Mr. Ilnilcy Bays,
nothing will prevent a minority report making
the Morgan resolution a part of tho subject to
bo considered. Tho majority will then, ho says,
be compelled to vote on tho resolution before It
can act on tho approDrlatlon resolution.
SHAWS EXVOYATTUE WHITE HOUSE.
He Present the Preatdeot with Ills Sover
eign I-etteron n Hllver Plate
Washington-, May 17. Alinaghi Khan Musto
sliar Ulvczarch, special Ambassador of tho Shah
of Persia, w as introduced to President MeKin
ley to-day by Secretary Sherman, nnd presented
to tho President on a silver plate an autograph
letter from tho Shah announcing his accession
to tho throne. Tho Ambassador was dressed in
a brilliant uniform, and wore many Jewels
and medals. With him were his Secretaries,
MIrza Mohammed AH Khan and Major Nevdon
N. Uoynjlan. In presenting tho letter the Am
In trusting me with this ltlter. my Imperial mas
ter desired me to express bis sentiments or sin
cere esteem for your Excellency and bis deep ad.
miration for the iireat nation over the destinies of
whtcn you preside, rtts Majesty Mgnly appreci
ates the mutual friendship wntcn.has ever eilsted
between 1'crtta ana the United states or America
for the continued development of relations userul
and profitable to the two countries. I feci deeply
gratified, 3Ir. President, that 1 have been honored
with the delivery of this message, and be to as.
rure your Excsllancy that tne memory of H shall
ever be dear to me.
When tho speech hnd been translated tho
President responded in Knglish. He spoko of
the pleasure he felt in receiving tho letter and
In accepting tho kindly messages of sympatny
and esteem which you bear from your august sov.
eretgn. and the expression ot his desires for tho
continuance and development or tne friendly re
latlons which no fortunately exist between the
two couutrles, I am gratified to nlve earnest voice
to the reciprocal soattmenta or this Uovermnent
and of the American people, who have beheld with
benevolent interest the elevation cf nls 31ajesty to
a throne mado glorloni by tbe history of past cen
tunes. Wnlle sharing In tn sjrrow felt by the
peoDle of rersla ror the untimely death of tbelr
fate ruler by the bands of an assassin, we welcome
the advent of the young sovereign, frith the conn
dent bope and deslra that his reign may be happy
tu htm and prosperous to a people who."atthough
remoto from us. participate vvltn us la the ad
vancements of this clostmt century of political and
material advancement. To yourself, 3Ir. Ambas
sador, I extend; xlodly personal welcome, and I
trust that your staj In our country, besides being
agreeeie to yourseir, may enable you upon your
return to assure bis tlsjesty tbe Bbah and your
fellow countrymen of the regard felt here for Per
la and the Persian people.
FOE THE QUEEX'S JUBECEE.
Hear Admiral Miller to Hall on Jane 1 on lbs
Washington-, Mny 17. Re ir Admiral Miller,
who vv ill be tho Gov emment's naval representa
tive nt tho Queen's Jubilee ceremonies, has se
lected bis staff and directed that they report on
tbo Hrooklyn for duty not later than May '-'5.
Secretary Long bus allowed tho Admiral a lib
eral sum for entertaining purposes, and it Is pro
posed thnt for onco tho navy shall hold Its own
in receptions and entertainments along with tho
other Admirals who may be present with their
Bhlps. Admiral Miller has selected Commander
William II. Emory us his Chief of Staff, with
Lieut. Philip Andrewa of the cruiser Columbia
as Flog Lieutenant. Commnndcr Kmory is ono
of tho best equipped officers in thoscrvlcofor
this duty, ns ho has soon four years' duty as
Naval Attnch6 nt lionduii, and has lived In Eu
rope for many -) cur on other duty.
Tho departure of tho Hrookl n has been fixed
for June 1. and her orders direct her to proceed
to tho English Channel nnd Join tho other foreign
warships which will lie present for tho festivi
ties. Admlrul Miller is ordered to remain
abroad ns long ns tho ceremonies last, and then
to return homo by steamer with his staff. Tho
Hrooklyn will remain on tho station probably
two months, nnd may eventually relievo tho
Minneapolis, which tho debar t ment wishes to
bring homo and lay up In rcserv c.
EXTENSIONS OF THE CZf'JL SERVICE.
MeKinley Tabes l'p tbe Question or Heaelndlng
Some of Cleveland Order.
Wasiiinoton, Mny 17. As a result of tho
pressure brought to bear by prominent Repub
lican Senators and Representatives, the Presi
dent has taken up tho question of rescinding
Mr. Cleveland's extensions of the civil service
rules. Thoy includo tbeso propositions:
Tho abolition ot tho rulo allowing reinstate
ment of Government employees without exam
ination within ono year from tho date of their
dismissal; tho exception from examination of all
chiefs of divisions, superintendents and fore
men, and all officials whoso duties are of an ex
ecutive character; tho Issuing of a general order
rescinding nil extensions of tho classified scrv lee
since President Harrison's Adiiilnlstintlon.
The President hus lately given much attention
to tho law bearing on his power to mako thoso
changes, cspeclall) to rescind all tho extensions
made by his Immediate predecessor, HIspowor
V, pt places from eviiuliiatlnii and to annul
j 'iar limit Is not disputed by the friends
oi u jcrvlco reform, but thoy claim that a
sweeping ordor annulling nil oxttiislono in tho
dassltled sorvles wuuld be illegal.
The nasb for omce Over ror the Present,
Wauiiinoton, May 17. The usual number of
ofllco seekers found their way to tho Whlto
Houso to-day, but no ono was received until
after tho adjournment ot tho special Cabinet
meeting. In tho afternoon several Senators
called and it dozen or more Representative's
talked uboutoffic os. Tho rush for office is ov or,
for tho tlmo being at least, ns tho President has
repeated his announcement mado a fortnight
ago thnt bo would refrain from making consular
nppolntiiients until after tho passago of tho
Torltr bill. About 300 good consular places aro
jet to bo given out and n general scramble for
tlicso places Is expected after tho passage of tbo
Aro as much superior to others
aslIood'aSarBaparilla Is to all Itvll 1
other Barsaptirlllas nnd blood II lv
purifiers. They nro easy to, take, easy to
operate, silent but certain. Bold 'by all
druggists. 25 cent.
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Striped or checked Ging
ham and fine figured Dimity,
Broadway & 20tLt St.
Carhart & Go's
Blue Serge Suits.
First in quality,
First in style, fit and'finish,
$10 to $20.
84J Broadway, Cor. J3th St.
420 Broadway, Cor. Canal St.
265 Broadway, below Chamber! St.
snia-arx. bliss phomotei.
He Will Retire as Sean as Confirmed and Gen.
Brooke fill! I) Hade a !tIaJorGeneral.
Wabiiiotov, May 17. Drlg.-Ocn. Zcnas H.
Bliss, commanding tho Department of Texas,
Vfhotvas nominated by the President to bo a
Major-General in tho army, will apply for re
tirement under the veteran servico law when
he has been connrmedand rcccrt cd his new com
mission. Hrlg.-Ucn. John R. llrooke will bo
nominated to succeed him, nnd thnt Mill end tho
rapid promotions among the higher officers of
the service. It was tho intention of tho Presi
dent to compliment somo other officers, under
nn ngrcement similar to that mado with Gens.
Forsyth and lillss, by which they promised
to apply for retirement on securing tbo
coveted ad anccments, thus creating vacancies
to bo filled by their Juniors. Opposition
developed among the army people, ho o cr, to
tho wholesale system ot retirement and promo
tions, principally on tho ground that criticism
against tho retired list would occur nnd might
eventually result in securing Its abolishment.
Tho l'restdcnt had in view tho promotion of a
number of general officers to actual rank equal
to their highest bre ct or volunteer rank, but ho
ha8abandondoncd the Idea, and (!cn. llrooko's
will bo the noxt ana last promotion. Gen.
Iirooke will not go on the retired list until 100J.
when he reaches tho age limit of 04 years. Tho
nomination of thrco Colonels to fill tho vacan
cies In the list of llrlgadlcr Generals will go to
tbe Hcnnto shortly after Gen. Iirooke Is named,
and perhapB at the same time.
THE BROOKLYN PRESENTATION.
Tbe Programme- for Saturday's Ceramony At
the .Vary lard.
The presentation ot the $10,000 stiver service
to tho cruiser Brooklyn will taVo place at 3
P. M. on Saturday nt the wharf foot of Main
Btrcct at the na y yard, whoro tho cruiser will
be moored. This Is tho programmo:
"Columbia. to tie sung by tbo audience and fifty
children, under tbe leadership of Prof. A. H. CaAell
Invocation. The Iter. Or ittcb&rd S Morra, pistor
of the Church of tbe Iltgrlnu
Addreiu. Charles A. Schleren, Chairman of the
Hrooklyn Cltlzeiu' Committee.
Presentation of tbe ttWer serrlce to the United
State cruiser Brooklyn Mayor Frederick W. W urster
Response. Capt. Francis A. Cook, commander of
-'America," to he aung by the audience.
Benediction, the Her. It. s Storrs
Special invitations hnvo been sent to Presi
dent McKinlcy, Secretary Long, and somo other
high officials. Each of tho 1)00 subscribers to
thesiher service fund will receive two tickets
Ilooserelt Delighted with the Torpedo Doat
Washinotov, May 17. Assistant Secretary
Roosorclt docs not agree with the criticism of
tho torpedo boat Porter. Ho mado a trip in tho
littlo-iesscl whiioln Ncu York Inst week, and
found her all that ho hod hoped.
"I am delighted with the Porter." said Mr.
Roosevelt to-day. "I will write a letter to
Secretary Long about my trip In her. bho is n
splendid boat. Thero has been complaint thnt
she Is too high out of tho wator at tbe how nnd
too low In tho stern. You remember that
famous race horse that was critic lsrd for lack of
stylo. But stylo was not tho main thing, nnd
tho horso always got there. That Is tho caso of
tho Porter. Tho 'get thcro' quality Is tho
thing thnt counts In torpedo boats as well as In
Boaaa Ilejecta the Conference Iteport on the
Indian Appropriation Hill.
WABniOTON, May 17. The second conferonco
report on tho Indian Appropriation bill was pre
sented to the Houso to-day. It covered tho sin
gle Item of opening to settlement tho Uncom
pabgro rescrvatiou In Utah. Tho gllsonito de
posits aro to be held under permanent leases, ex
ecuted by tho Socrctary of tho Interior, to bo
forfeited under certain conditions, in claims not
cxeocding twenty acres in extent, tho lessco to
pay a royalty not cxeocding 75 cents a ton to tho
Government. Tho quostlon was dohated for
about two hours, and by n oto of :i(t to 73 tho
conference report was rejected. A further con
ference was ordered.
Proposed Income Tax Amendment to the Con
WASniNOTOK, May 17. Mr. Cockran (Dcm.,
Mo.( to-day Introduced tbo following proposed
amendment to the Constitution for tho consider
ation of the Houso:
Abticus XVI. An Income tax shall not be construed
as a direct tax within the meaning of section two (It)
and section nine (U) nt article one (1) of tbe Constltu
tlom but tbo Congress aboil hare power to lay and
collect a tax on tnoomos derlvod from any source
whatever, without regard to apportionment or enumeration.
substitute ror tbe Sugar Schedule.
WAsnmoTON, May 17. Senator McEnery of
Louisiana to-day proposed an amendment to tbo
Tariff bill Btrlklngoiit tho Senato sugar schedulo
and restoring that passed by the House, Includ
ing tho pro, (slon continuing In forco the Ha
Van rtensselner Wouldn't Pay HIO and Actor
Ilell Wouldn't Pay VS.
Cabmen bad two fares locked up at the West
Thlrtloth street station Inst night. Ono was a
youth of 'JO. who says his namo Is U.K. Van Rens
selaer. Ho hired n cub at tho Albemarlo Hotel
nbout OP. M. und droto about until 12:30 and
then refused to pay if 10.
The other prisoner Bald ho was Edward M.
Bell, lately a leading man with Mrs. Minnie Mad
dern Flsko at tho Kifth Aiiiur Theatre, Ho
wouldn't pay $3 to his cabman.
Fatal Shooting After u Arson Accusation.
Louisville, Ky May 17. William Johnson
and his two sons, Anthony and John, had a
shooting affray with Gcorgo Sturgeon nt New
market yesterday. John Johnson rccchcd a
fatal wound In tho breast and Sturgeon was shot
in tho left arm. Sturgeon lost his barn and
Its contents by tiro last wrek, and accused the
Johnsons of burning It. Tho Johnsons heard of
this and went utter him, demnnding a retrac
tion, Tho elder Johnson and his uninjured son
Chatham's High School t.lrls lleturn to Work.
Chatham. Mass., May 17, The senior class of
tho Chatham High School, suspended by tho
firincipal on Thursday morning, all returnod to
heir studies this morning. Tbe girls issued a
manifesto to-day explaining their opposition to
work at home. Tbe Chairman of tbe School
Committee, who issued tbo order to which they
objected, Is a atudent In Harvard LawBcnool,
and the girls ore dwn oa him.
fansiiiissiitf imi.1n.ilMiiiii i..nf - ' i. ,.?., ," ,f i.f " jt
GREATER CITY CAMPAIGN.
ItEPVBT.ICAJr CONFERENCE ITETH
A number or leader to Halt lllmln Washing,
tan Proi-ranime or the Ruleor.nuln Cits
IMkelr ta He Overruled In the Interest or
nn Alllnneo Arralnat tlampant llryanlsm.
Senator Piatt has ln Itod n number of Repub
licans hereabouts to visit him in Washington
to-night, and it was said ) csterday thnt tho pre
liminary affairs of tho Republican light for a
Mayor of GrentorTow York aro to bo discussed
on this occasion -t tho Arlington Hotel. Most
of tho Republicans w ho ha o been invltod aro to
lcno for Washington this morning.
Tho final decision of Kdwnrtl Lautcrbnch ns to
Ills place as President ot tho Republican County
Committeo ot Now York, It was said, will bo
gUon to-night. Senator Plntt will again en
deavor to dlssundo Mr. Lautorbacli from bis de
termination to resign, but Mr. Lautcrbnch has
not in nny manner changed his 1cwb, nnd It
was said that ho will not chango them at tho
conference with Sonator Piatt to night.
It was Bald last night by somo of tho Republi
cans who nro to go to Washington to-day that n
proposition Is lo bo discussed ns tn the formation
of a campaign committeo lo run the Republican
end of tho Greater New York Mnyornlty light,
and that if such a proposition is agreed upon tho
committeo will bo mado up of tho most astute
Republican warriors In Now York, Kings, Rich
mond, nnd Queens counties. It is a llttlo early,
it was added, to dccldo from which counties In
Grcotcr New York tlio candidates w 111 come, but
for all thnt thcro will bo talk about this matter
It was declared ycHtordny by thoio In tho con
fidence of tho Citizens' Union Committee thnt
tho Cits programmo to nnmo In Juno somo
tlmo their candidates for Mnj or and District At
torney and to rest with thoso nominations, tho
regular organizations of Republicans and all
other bodies opposed to Tammany Hnll to
tako or lcao tbo Cits' candidates for Mayor
nnd District Attornoy. It was ascertained,
how over, thnt eminent members of the
Citizens' Union who nro now abroad and
who aro expected to return to New
York shortly do not countennnco nnv such pro
gramme, and thnt these Cits nro powerful
enough to hnvo their way, and that they aro de
termined to confer with Republican politicians
In tho regular organization. Tho powerful men
in the Citizens' Union, It was added, do not pro
pose to mnko nny mlstnko in tho cnmpnlgn for
Greater New York becnuso of fnc-tloiml differ
ences, for tho reason that thoy are fully aw aro
thnt Brjanlsm would gain a grent prestlgo all
o er tho country if Tammany should win.
Thcraarotohoconcesslons.lt wan added, all
around, nnd thoso powerful in tho Citizens'
Union Inilst that the business Integrity ot
Greater Now York shall not bo put In jeopardy
by unseemly differences w ltli tho regular Repub
lican organization of New York, Kings, Rich
mond, and Queens counties.
SA3IE OLD MANDARINS
To Conduct the Hew llrll Service I-nwj ror
Two City Departments.
In compliance with tho proUsions of tbe new
Civil Scrvlco law Corporation Counsel Scott
has named Ecrctt P. Wheeler, Charles W.
Watson, J. Van Vcchtcn Olcott, W. Bayard
Cutting, nnd William J, SchlclTelln, tho present
Now York City Civil Sen Ice Super. Isory Board,
to bo Civil Sen Ico Kxamtners for tho Law De
partment. In the communication naming tho
board Mr. Scott said.
"It will readily be seen that under tho pro
visions of this net the officer or board making
an appointment or promotion will havo It in his
or their power to select nny applicant whose
nnmo is upon tho ollgible list for merit, no mat
ter how low he may be upon that list, by giving
to him a rating for fitness so much larger than
that which ho gives to every other person upon
such eligible list as to make said applicant stand
highest upon the revised list when tho two
ratings havo been added together. It Is,
of course, to bo presumed that every pub
lic officer will attempt to earrj out In all honesty
nnd fairness tbo prn talons of the act In ques
tion, but no matter how honest any officer mny
lie In Intention, It will prohnhl) bo impossible to
con lnco cither the unsuccessful applicants for
appointment or promotion, or the uublic at large,
that appointing officers hit, o not, in most cases,
taken adxantngo of tho opportunity offered
them by tho net to select the persons to be ap
pointee! or promoted by reason of other consider
ations than thoso specified by tho Constitution
as the determining factor: which must bo ob
served." All the good places under him ore in tho un
classified service, anywny.
f-trcet Cleaning Commissioner Wnring also
has named tho members ot the Supervisory
Board ns examiners for his department.
The board has accepted with pleasure, and
will meet on Friday to mako rules nnd regulations.
THE NEW CIYIT. SERVICE LAW.
Stato and Municipal Commissions Must TtSodlTy
Their Ilules to Conform to It.
Aidasv, May 17. No appointments to office
under tho Stato or municipal Gocratncnts can
be made until tho Stato Ci. II Service Commis
sion and every city citil Bcrvlco board modifies
Its rules In accordance w Ith the now Ch II Scrvico
law. Tho now rules for tho State sen tee must
be approved b Go. Black, nnd thoso for cities
must be upprov cd by tho fcUite Ch II Scrvico
Commission. Gov. Illack has been ad, iscd that
tho fetnto Civil Sen Ico Commission awaits his
pleasure under tho new law, and thcGoemoi
will mako known to-day or to morrow his wishes
regarding the carry lug out of its provisions.
Much trouble is expected nt tlrst In the attempt
to frame sultablo rules to meet tbo law's re
quirements. Tho tlrst step to bo taken Is to
ralso the present eligible lists so that they will
represent tho sumo ratio fur "morit" to SO per
cent, ns the, do now to 100 percent. This will un
doubtedly b accomplished b dividing tho pres
ent eligible list percentages In half. Then tho
candldutcB now on tho eligible lists will hnvo to
undergo another examination for "fitness," to
be conducted by tho appointing officer.
CITS' DISTRICT LEADERS.
.Mne More Added to tbe 1. 1st A ,ew Press
Agent on tbe Premises.
The Executive Committee of the Citizens'
Union returned from their summer homes yas
tcrday, got together last night in their East
Twenty-third street hcudqiiartcrs, and com
pleted their list ot Assembly district leaders for
tho city by appointing tho following: Fifth As
sembly district. Ollverl". Soinplo: Ninth, S. C.
Senbury: Tcutn. Alfred Frank: Fifteenth. F. W.
Majcr;Twentloth. Charles A. II. Pratt; Twenty
fourth, Max Sllborsteln; Twenty-seventh, Gus
tav II. Schwab; Thlrtj-scciind. W. K. McConl;
Thirty-fourth (north of tho Harlem), W. K. Knox.
Secretary John C. Clark aeted as Illtercr for
tho Cits' novvs last night. It was reported that
tho young man who has acted tn that capacity
Is seeking other employment.
Jersey City Itepubltcaiia Surrender Vnder
Some of tbo new officials appointed by tbe
Democratic Street and Water Donrd of Jcrsoy
City took possession ot their offices yesterday.
In every instance their Republican predecessors
surrendered under protest, ns thoy are still con
fident that tbe courts vv 111 declare tbo Me-Artbur
net, abolishing spring elections, constitutional.
Walter II. Pcckhnui, Water Registrar, suc
ceeded I.awrence llrodcrlek. Assistant Water
Registrar Daniel r-mitli had nu trouble, ns bis
predecessor, John T. Pringlu. bnd resigned nnd
boon appointed to another office which is still
under tbu control of the Republicans. Lx-Judge
John Kemi) succeeded Alexander B. Dusoubery
a Wutor Assossoi.
J. Frank Sutherland, tho veteran whoso ofllco
ot Assistant Clerk to the Hoard of Assessors was
abolished, threutous tu prosueuto tho Board ot
Street and Witter Commissioners civilly und
criminally if the resolution goes Into ctroct.
Most torturing and disfiguring of Itching,
burning, scaly skin and scalp humors is in.
Btantly relieved by a warm bath with Cm
cuitA Soap, a slnslo application of Ciiticuka
(ointment), tbo gnat skin cure, and a full docs
of CtiTleuitA ltEiOLV fcT, greatest of blood
purifiers and huuiorcurcs,wben all else falls.
Do ar, rreM., Bostta. " Haw lo Curs (all Hastm," list.
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HAVANA IN STRAITS.
Paper Honey Going Down and All Prices
Going TL'p Itaptdly.
Havaka, May 17, tla Key West. The last
news received from tho Jucaro Moron trocba
Bays that tbo heavy rains of tho last few days
havo destroyed sev cral wooden buildings along
tho military line, and that tho Spanish soldiers
aro kept In their fortifications by tho w cather.
A largo part of the trocha to tho southward is
inundated and useless. Tho insurgents pass
frcoly from Puerto Principe to Santa Clara and
In Havana there Is no hope of Improvement in
tho financial situation. Tho bakers do not ac
cept paper money, and an ounco of bread
costs ten cents In Bilver, a prlco out of the reach
of tho poor. Milk Is very Bcarco. A small glass
of milk costs ten cents. The price of meat
costs thrco times as much as In tlmo ot peace,
and vegetables aro hard to obtain even in the
good restaurants. Eggs aro sold at eight cents
Tho last of Wcyler's atrocious acts. In order
ing tho destruction of tho small towns around
Havana and all tho farms near them, will in
crease tho distress in tho capital. Now not a
potato will be obtainable from the province.
Tho country pcoplo gathered In Marinnno are
in despcrato wnnt It is reported that four fam
ilies perished of hunger there yestcrdoy. The
directors of tho Spanish Bank, as well as Gen.
Wcylcr, maintain still that tho fall of the paper
money Is due only to tho speculators, and efforts
aro being made dally at tbo block F.xchange by
agents of the bank nnd tho Government to raise
tho quotations of tho currency by buying several
thousand dollars ot It at I'm and 70 when It is
quoted at 40. But tho market is not Influenced
by these ellurts. Tho pcoplo demand that tho
bank redeem tho paper money In sllv cr on sight.
It Is said by brokers here that tho issue of paper
money has been in excess of tho $30,(XX),(X0
Kdunrdo Unrein, correspondent of The Sun, is
still in Jail. Ho has been notified that ha was
arrested because ho sent to Tub Scn news of
tho outrages committed by tho r-panlsh nrmy
nnd of tho flaco mado by eylcr in his mllltary
cnmpnlgn. "cflor Garcia bnd denied that ho
sent an) such news.
The censorship of tho press has been made
vervscvere. No news from New York regard
ing tho dlscusMons In Wnshington on Senntor
Morgan's resolution nre allowed to be published.
Theonlv news of tho kind Is given by I. a Luc ha,
which has mentioned that Senator Hale spoke
in tho Senate against tho recognition of Cuban
La Union Constitutional, organ of the un
compromising Spaniards nerc. nittcriy assails
Till. Sf.s on account of Its news from Cuba.
FROM DVCASSE TO PALMA.
Major Morales Arrlvra Here on a Mission to
Ibe Cuban Ilrlrxntr.
Major Rafael Perez Morales of tbo Cuban
patriot arm) arrived yesterdny in this city with
a commission from (Jen. Ducasso to Delegate
Estrada Palma. He said that ho had been all
over Havana and Pinnr del Itio, and was satis
fled that tho Insurrection In tboso provinces was
stronger than ever, both ns regards tho number
of men in nrms und their tlrm determination
not to glvo up the strugglo until the inde
pendence of tho Island is established. This Is
tho second time that Perez Morales has como to
tho United Mates ns a commissioner from tho
Cuban leaders in tho field.
NO RIO CUBAN LO iN RAISED HERE.
Palma Denies m Npanlsb Iteport About 01 S,
000,000 Obtained Here ror Cuba.
Madrid, Mny 17. Tho Liberal asserts that
the Cuban Insurgents hnvo raised a loan of
if 15,000,000 iu New York.
ScfiorTomlU Estrada Palma, tho Cuban Dele
gate bore, said yi-iterday thnt thcro was no
truth In tho nbnvo report. "For the present,
and for a long tlmo to como." ho added, "wo
have amplo resources, all from gifts to our
cause, to meet tbo expenses of tbo war In Cuba."
Itocbhlll naTS He Uldu't Write Thru.
Washington, May 17. At tho Cuban mass
meeting boro last night somo extracts from let
ters purporting to have been sent to United
Statos Consuls in CiiImv by Assistant Hccrotury
ltockhlll wcro read. Ono of tho letters quoted
adv lscd a Consul to mako his reports less fnv or
nblototho Cuban cause because tho Cleveland
Administration did not wnnt to got Into trouble
with Spain. Another Consul wns advised, ac
cording to an alleged letter, "to mako his re
ports confidential," so thoy could not bo sent to
" An body who knows me will give mo credit
for not being such a fool as to w rite that sort of
thing," said Mr, ltockhlll.
TIRED OF LIFE AT 2'J.
An Bnillsb Stenographer "hoots Illrasrlr In
Morris Myers, 22 years old, an Englishman
who wns employ cd as a stenographer b tho law
firm of Mooney & Shipmanof 15 Wnll stroet,
shot himself in tho head In Crotona Park lust
Park Policeman Brady, who was nonr by,
reached Myers Just ns ho was in the nc t of shoot
ing himself for tho second lime. While ho wns
being taken to tho Fnrdhum Hospital In an am
bulance, .Surgeon Mittclsludt hud to hold him
down to pro cut him from tearing the bandages
from his Head.
'lhe bullet which ho fired entered his right
temple nnd came nut uf tho left cije. Thn doctors
wcro obliged to rcmnvo the ej oat tho hospital.
Thoy say that Mers bus llttlo c banco of
rocovory. From what he said tho cause of his
attempted sulcldo Is attributed to having lost
money nt poker. Tho following nolo wus found
in ono of his pockets;
"lam tlrcdot life, It is nothing but ono con
tinual worry. Forglvomc. 1 itmglud it lsover,
He had 00 cents and a bonk showing that bo
had bought u blcjclo on tho installment plan.
A I o.-s rnr-old Girl liana Urrorir.
Sixtccn-y ear-old Kllcn llosford, n servant in
tho famll) of Delcctlv o .Sergeant James Dow nt-)
of 157 East Nlnctj-Urst street, committed sui
cide Inst evening nftcr putting her emploicr's
llttlo daughter, ltose, to bod.
Her body was found hanging from tho gas
i burner of tho bathroom by a plcco of ciotbos
Ine. The Downoys have no Idoa what could
ikve caused tho girls act, unless it was grief
over the death of her mother, who died two
THEY KISSED MAYOR PAT. !
OIRLS AT THE IRISH FAIR 3I0B f
If 15 LONG ISLAND EXCELLENCY.
It's Pair to Bay Tnat He Bonn It-4nr, Ttiu 'i
a Core ror Gout Mayor Strong Mined Wbrn
He Ntajrd Away Or Maybe It Wouldn't
Have Happened to m Han Tram Ohio at All. ?
Along In the middle of last evening, when the
Irish Palace Building Fair was at its height, the '
Hon. Patrick Jerome Gleason, Mayor of Long
Island City and candldato for Mayor of Greater 5-
Now York or any other office in sight, strolled
in. His shiny black beaver was set jauntily on '"
his hood, his carefully brushed locks curled 3?
gracefully out from beneath ita rim, to twirl J1,
about his cars, and his jewelled battle-oxa ?'
gleamed upon his coat lapel. As he entered
thcro came to him a young woman with a coy -1v
smile and a lead pencil.
"Oh. mister," she cooed, "do let me put you fi.
down for a chance for a lovely gold ring." $'
"Certainly, my dear young lady," said the
gallant Long Islander. "Certainly. Put me
down for two." E
"Twenty cents, please," said the young &
-woman; marking it down with a lead pencil.
Hardly bad the Hon. Patrick paid hla twenty
cents when two other young women, armed and
equipped like the first, bore down upon him. afc
"Oh, mister." purred tho first, "takeachano W'
on a baby carriage" 1
' Oh, mister," piped the second. " buy a ticket g1 ,
for a bottle of whiskey." Hijj
"And then tako a number tn a lottery for a Si'
baby," remarked the Mayor; "pnt him in the 'fej
baby carriage and give him the bottle to keep W ;
him quiet, hey 1" A j
"Ho he hoi How awful funny," giggled the
girls, prodding him gently in tho waistcoat with j
their pencils. " Ten cents, please." W, 1
" Humph!" observed the Mayor, looking about fe"
for nn avenue of escapo as he paid over the sum. -
Before ho could get away half a dozen other $ 1
girls, with their pencils couched, charged at full '
tilt and surrounded him with demands that he '
tako chances on a house and lot. a silver
mounted rolling nln. a patent chicken coop, a '
dog cart, n set of boxing gloves, a silk dress, a I
checker board, a history of the Irish Kings from
whom ho Is descended, a vote for tho prettiest 1
girl nt the fair, an automatic sewing machine, a
toy luilloon. and a portrait of Brian Itoru.
"No, no," cried tho Mayor. "I can't do It.
".uw o ac-fc wi eugogement, an
Important engagement. I haven't got any more I
change. G'way, girls, g'wnyt Have you all I
kissed tho blarney stono I Am t you ashamed. I 1
jollying nn old man like mo I" I 1
"Oh. mister, you ain't so old," said a pert I 1
young miss, putting her face very much next to I
tlio flowing mustache of the Hon. Patrick. I
Tako a cbance on my bottle of Irish whisker." I '
"G'way. little girl, g'way," warned the Hon. I I
Patrick, contemplating hor cross-eyedly. I
" Do tako a chance?" pleaded tho girl. " Oh, it -
mister, ple-e-e-e-cel" "Ji j
It ended in a shriek, for tho Hon. Patrick had j 1
his arms about tbo neck of that Irish miss, and L' c
well, Tiik Sox reporter was there, but ho will J t
make no affidavit ns to what happened, because w 1
the actual happening was hidden by the Hon R t
Patrick's mustache So was tho girls face. c
VMicn It emerged it was vory red. and the next r t
Instant the Mayor disappeared up to his eyes In t
a wave of girls which fell upon Ills neck In all t
directions. He was In danger of being klsed to a
death then and there, and might have been had 7 r
he not caught sight of his friend, Polico Captain i E
Delaney. " t
"Holpl" yelled the besieged Mayor. "Help. " a
Dclnnc) I They're smothering me.'' ., I
. 7"18l('nrteath. Mayor," returned the Cap- f
tain, but ho seized tho groping hand and hauled
v Igorously until ho hnd drugged the Hon. Pat r 0
rick with three or four Irish maids still clinging t
to a side room. c
"Faith!" said tho Mayor when he got his ,,. t
breath: ' did) 011 ever seo tbo like of that. 1 ni t
as good as elected now." c
Mav or Strong, who was to havo made a speech, ? c
didn't come, but sent word that ho had gout in c
his right band. His place was more than tilled, ii
with tho girls nt least, by tho Ma)orwhowas t
JOHN SMITH RICE MISSING.
On May He Drew (S.ooo from Ills nrokers
and Has "Hot Bern Keen slncr.
A general alarm wns sent out from Pollca .
Headquarters jestcrda) for John Smith Hire, .
vvhobasbcen missing since Ma) 4. Sir. Klre, k, .
who Is a boii of the Into John Smith Itico of this
city, has considerable means, nnd has lived ou j
his incamo for jcars. He has been mniried
nbout ten cars. j
About throe months ago Mr. and Mrs Rico t
went to Passaic to visit a Mr. nnd Mrs. Harden- J
bergh. Mr. HIco made almost dally trips 10 t
thliclly tonttind to his Investments. On Mny 1 1
4, when ho left Passaic, ho told Mrs. Hli e he V J
would be bilk nlxjtit Uo'clocK, as usual. When B E
ho rune lied tho city he stopped nt his tailor's, and fl fp
then went to Ills brokers, 1olcr& liaise), at n " fc,
Broad street, from whom ho druw K'i.Ckmi in ' J
cash. 'Ihls was unusual, but tlio onl
explanation ho mado was that ho wus going in
invest It. Nothing has been seen or heard of
him Blued l his fniullv. Pliikerton dettitivM
wcro nt onco put to work, but nftcr two vvirks
thoy have lieeii uiiahlo to llnd nil) truce of Mr c
Klco after ho left the brokers' olllc 1. So mm c
has been found who saw or even thinks lie ci v ,
Mr, ItUunfti rward, Hlsdrsi rlptloii wiiBiablid '
tongtiilsiibro.id, who watched the itiuuulug .
sttuiiiers, niidii watch hiisiilsn been Kept upon Ii
unidentified bodies found in this vli lull). All ii
this lias liceu absolute I) without result, mid v
)tsterdn) V. Murray Klco of lti.l Chaiiil n ,1
hlrret, tho missing man's brother, hud tho pud e 0
ul inn sent out as n last revirt. , V
"Not only hnvn wo been iinnbln to git liny j
cluo, said C. M, Itico jisterilav, "but wo havo j,
found nothing upon which to basoa Ihcorvor t
nn Idea of what may have 1m fallen 111) hrntlui, t
His famll) llfo wns happy. His affairs wire In
excellent hhape. He was absolute!) free from
cceiitriiltiisof mi) sort, and for )cars he had
been a total absl inner. Wu know nothing luoro ,
uhnut him than wo did tlio dav he disappeared,
nnd that is (unfilled to lhe simple facts uf hi ,
Mr. Itico was !IH )cnrs old, ft ft et 7Lj Ineliei in ,i
height, mid weight d Iim pound, lie had a t
closc-impped red iiiuMinhu and light bruuii 1
hair. At ihutlmoof his dlsuppcuruiiio he vium ,,
11 black dtrb), twied coil und walstinut, blink ,i
und white d striped trousers, mid tun shoes. I'1
RELIABLE Special Sale of Aimlustcra M
r a n Tifma this week, if
CARPETS. 00 eta. per yard. afc
LOSIO CREDIT. )
loa West lath Straot. JK'