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"WASHTNGrTON, D. C, THURSDAY ivEJTtfG SEPTEMBER 5, 1895.
VOL. 1. 3STO. 28.
TO 60 TOjniOGl
Gen. Miles Issues Orders in Re
gard to the Dedication.
DRAWING INTHE MESHES
Prosecution Forges Another Link
in the Durrant Evidence.
IN THE PUBLIC EYE.
DOL.-POLAND IN COMMAND
DENIAL OF WITNESS WOLF
I M I
Cavalry, Infuntry and Artillery Or
dered From Nearly All llio East
ern Stations IleRlincntal Bands to
Go Model Camp to Be Erected on
. the Brtt?lofield.
Gen. Miles, commanding the Depaitment
r.f the East, by direction of Secretary La
ment, has Issued the following order in
connection with Hie dedication of the
Chlckamauga battlefield as a national
park on the 19th Instant:
1 he entire camp will be under the com
mand of Col. J. S. Poland, Seventeenth
Infantry, who will at o.ice limited w.i
his regimental adjutant and quartermaster
to Chattanooga, Tenn., to select a site
for the camp, conferring on arrival with
Gen. J. S. Fullerton, president of the park
The troops designated for this service
are as follows:
The regimental adjutant, band and
four companies of the Sixth Infantry, from
Fort Thomas, Kentucky, under command
of the major of the regiment. Capt. R. J.
Gibson, assistant surgeon; one acting
hospital steward, and four hospital corps
privates will be sent with these troops.
MANY BANDS ORDERED.
The band and four companies of tlie
Seventeenth Iufantrj front Columbus Bar
racks, Ohio, under command of a senior
captain. One acting hospital stewjrd and
three hospital corps privates will be sent
from Columbus Barracks with these troops.
The regimental adjutant and Land of Hit
Third Artillery, from Baiut Francis Bar
The two batteries of the Third Artillery,
now in camp at Fort McPlier&on, Georgia.
Odb acting hospital steward and three
kospltal corns privates will be sent from
Fort Mcrhcrson with these truops;also one
hospital corps pri ate from Tort Barrancas,
now at Fort McPherson.
Tha two Latteries of the Third Artillery
at Jackson Barracks, Louisiana.undcrconi
tuandof Maj. J.G.Ramsay, Third Artillery.
Two hospital corps privates will be sent
with these troops from Jackson Barracks.
The commanding officer. Fort Columbus,
will send one hospital steward and one
hospital corps private to Chickamjuga to
report to the commanding officer for duty
with the hospital detachment. The sub
sistence dipartnunt will commute their
ratious, going and returning. In advance,
for two days, it ling impracticable for
them to carrj rations In kind.
RATIONS AND EQUIPMENT.
All men of the hospital corps will be se
lected by the resjiePthe pobt surgeons.
The troops from each post will take with
thm the necessary tentage, camp equip
age, full and undrees uniforms, forty rounds
per man blank ammunition for rifles, a
mall supply of ball cartridges, and suffi
cient rations to Include three days beyond
the expected elate of the camp. Ample
signal equipments and stores will be taken
by the troops from each post.
The chief quartermaster of the depart
ment will arrange for the necessary trans
portation and camp equipage for the com
mand. That which Is taken with Uie
troops will be selected with care from the
bst on hand at the several posts.
Maj. J. V. R. Horf, surgeon, will pro
ceed from Governor's Island, N. Y.. and
Capt. R. It. Ball, assistant surgeon, from
Fort Adams, R. I., to Chlckamauga, Tenn ,
and report to the commanding ofnew f
the camp for duty.
CHOCTAW CAMPAIGN OPENED.
Thousands of Indians Attend tlio 131s
Mnss-Meetins at Atoka.
Atoka, I. T., Sept. C By sunrise yes
terday morning the full blood Choctaws
could he seen approaching Atoka from
every direction, and by 12 o'clock there
were fully 3,000 Indians clamoring for
positions near the speaker's stand.
Speeches favoring allotment were made
by lion. E. N. Wright, member-elect to
the Clioetnw Legislature; Judge Durrant,
R. S. Allen, and Dr. Harris, all recognized
leaders in the nation.
Tbey endeavored to impress upon the
Indians that the interests of the citizens
of every nation demanded an Immediate
obange In formjif land tenure, and tho
United States, through the Dawes com
mission, was eager to assist lbcmjn an
equitable distribution of their lands and
Capt. A. S. McKennon, of the Dawes
sonimission, followed. The meeting was
the most enthusiastic ever held In the
NEW NIHILIST SCARE.
Summer Palace Park Closed
Czar's Every Step Guarded.
Berlin, Sept. 5. The Loka La nzeiger learns
from St. Petersburg that the Nihilist scare
prcvalllngln the Kussian capital has become
Tcry intense, and the measures taken to
protect the Emperor and other members of
the Imperial family suggest a return of the
days marktng the worstperiod of the reign
of Alexander III.
The Summer Palace Park is closed, and
tlie Czar is guarded at his every step. It
Is reported that the Czarina, whose delicate
condition has reached an advanced stage,
Is suffering greatly from the nervous strain
which thla state of affairs imposes upon
ANOTHER LITTLE FIGHT.
Cubans Shoot Sharply mid Are This
Havana, Sept. C Gen Gasco, started
n August 25 for Manzanlllo for Canto El
Embarcadero, with three tugs towing
tight barges loaded with provisions. On
bis way up the Canto River on August 27
the boats were fired upon by rebels on the
river banks, killing two passengers bound
forBavainoand wounding five others. The
escort on board the boats returned the
fire with such effect that the rebels with
drew from the shore. The loss of the In
surgents Is not known.
At Campecbuela, on August 31, a band
of rebels attacked a small force of troops
stationed there. The troops made a sally
from their position, but were overwhelmed
by the superior number of the rebels, and
after a stubborn flgbt were obliged to
retreat, with a loss of ten killed and fire
Latsr re-enforcements arrived from Man- I
mnuio u nrtnnaea tn upaaum posiuoBjja
'The Pen is
ALLIANCE OF REPUBLICS
Details of the Union of Three
Central American Powers.
ALL LOOK TO UHCLE SAM
Tills Government Will Ho tlie Arbl
trntorlu Disputes and Foreign Com
plications Joint Diet Will He the
Supreme Governing Power Will
Aid the Nlcnragun Canal Project.
The details of the briefly mentioned
triple compact between Salvador, Nica
ragua and Honduras, to establish per
manent peace In Central America, have
Just reached here. Guatemala and Costa
Rica have not yet Joined in it, but they
have not officially declined to"do so.
The treaty will give greater force and
character to the Nicaragua Canal project
through the United States, and indicates
plainly that Un'le Sam wlllbethearbltrator
In future disputes.
The compact in substance Is that the
three republics shall hereattcr form one
political entity under the name of "Re
publics Mayor de Cenlro America' (the
Greater Republic of Central America), this
name to be in force until Guatemala am?
Costa Rica voluntarllj accept Hie present
agreement. In which event it will be
si j led "the Id public of Central America."
ITS INTERNAL EFFECT.
This treaty docs not afreet the Internal
affairs of the republics. There will be a
Diet to carry out the greater republic's
affairs, composed of one deputy 'mm inch
legislature and one member from each
republic, to serve three jear, lliu majority
vote to rule. In the event if negotiations
with other governments one of ilie number
will be selected to act for tbeDIet.
It will also name the diplomatic and con
sular representatives., The Diet will sit
one year successively i n each of the capitals,
the order of meeting to be designated by
DIET IS SUPREME.
Article 6 says that all questions In abey
ance, or which may arise in the future
between tucsc republics and any other na
tion shall be discussed by the Diet accord
ing to the data and instructions furnished
by the government interested.
Article 7 holds that "In casejt be Impos
sible for the Diet to arrauge Id a friendly
manner the question lu abejanec or to have
the same submitted to arbitration, it shall
notify all the governments, so that, agree
able to the resolution of the majority, it
may accept or declare war, according to
The most Important paragraph in article
8 says that In the event of an arbitrator
being needed the Diet shall choose him from
among the residents of the American re
publics, which, of course, means the United
QUIET AT 1SUPEMING.
Wintbrop Mine Resume With a Fall
-Complement of Men.
Ishpemlng, Mica , Sept. C Last night
This morning the Winthrop mine resumes
with a full complement of men.
They have been promised a raifc of ten
ner cent, on December 10 next. The Win
throp has Us own ctorcs and the. bulk of
the labor is paid in ftorc orders.
Tlie steam r hovels are all working at
the Ishpemlng mines and at the Buffalo
mine, Negaunee. The Cambria mine
people expect to start a shovel to-morrow.
More Chinese Convictions.
Bbangbal, Sept. Gj The inquiry into the
recent -outrages at Kucheng is proceeding
to the satisfaction of the British and
American consuls, who aro receiving the
facilities they demanded in their connec
tion with the examination. Several addl-
I tlonal convictions of importance have been
secured, including some of tbe.rlngleaders
the attacks anon the t-'t't
Mightier than Talk."
GENERAL STRIKE IS FEARED
Standard Company Makes a Whole
Bale Discharge in Indiana.
Helpers and Machinists Eet Out Wtb
No Apparent Cam Clilcaa
Ynlons Will Take Action.
Chicago, Sept 5. A telegram rrom Whit
ing, Ind., says:
Considerable excitement was occasioned
on the streets here last night when It was
learned that the Standard Oil Company had
discharged Its entire forcNof machinists
and helpers, numbering over 100 men.
No cause was assigned. Indications
point to a general strike among the trades
unions working in the work if a satisfac
tory settlement cannot bereachedpeaccf ully-
Thc machinists are all memturs of Chi
cago unions, and it in expected they will
take some action. In the event of a gen
eral strike about 1,800 men will bcln-lcd.
DEATH OF A NOTABLE MAN
George S. Parker, Best Known of
Washington's Former Gamblers.
H" Conducted the Congressional Club,
W here Men of More Tlnin National
FnmeStulied Fortunes on Cards.
George S. Farkcr died at hLs home, No.
1411 Tenth street northwest, yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, after a short illness.
George S. Parker was born in this city
about sixty five years ago,l and has resided
here almost continuously ever since. He
was a wellknwon man about town. For
a number of years he conducted an rcstab
lishmeut at tbecoroer of Fourteenth street
and Pennsylvania avenucknown as theCon
gressional Club, but "when the edict of the
District authorities went forth breaking up
gambling he was forced to aba ndon hishead
quartcrs. Hut during Its palmy days the Congres
sional Club and Its ohlef spirit were
among the sights of Washington. It was
onoof the old time places, and many a man
whose fame is national has trodden the soft
carpeted floors aud dropped his gold to the
Parker -was exclusive. Not every one
could gain access to his place, and the com
pany which gathered there was as a rule
selectTaro, poker in fact, almost every
game any one wanted to play was avail
able, and big slakes have been laid on the
turn of a card In that old brick building.
Nowadays, when heavy games are spoken
of, some one Is sure to recall "one night
at Parker's" when a fortune was won or
Parker himself was extremely popular.
Be was klndliearted and generous, as
many m-n now In Washington can testify.
The class of sports to which he belonged
nourishes poorly now. lie was one of the
best examples of his fraternity.
Of late years lie had' given his time and
attention to mercantile liferand conducted
a note brokerage business at No. -1426
New York avenue northwest. Bis losses
financially had been quite heavy, and his
friends think that the worry and trouble
they occasioned blmwentalong way to ward
hastening his death.
Among basinets men no man's word stood
higher than George S. Parker's. He was'
most punctlous in meeting his iibliga
Uons and his word was regarded as good
as bis bond.
He was strong In bis likes and dislikes.
.and no friend who ever came to George1
Parker in distress went away empty
banded. He has often been heard to
make the remark that be was -willing; to
help any man who would try to help
himself, and he adopted this as his motto.
His funeral will take place from his late
residence. No. 1411 Tenth street, Saturday
njornlnsj at 10 o'clock. -
(x) - His Motto.
PLOTS AGAINST HAWAII
Filibusters Are Being Recruited
in Chicago to Restore Lil.
UNEARTHED BY CONSUL JOB
Ex-Confedernter'Army Officer Said to
Have Been Engaged as Comman
dant Formation of a Band Also
Sold to Be Accomplished in San
Francisco. 7 i ,
Chicago, Sept. 0. Consul Job, of Ha
waii, has discovered a plot to overthrow
tin republic and either restore Luiuokalanl
to the throne or set up a new government.
Filibuetrs arc being recruited in Chi
cago for this purpose. A private detective
agency is said to be tracing the leaders of
Ill's movement, and nt,tue first attempt on
their part to make a hostile drmoiistrutiou
thy will be arrested, t
Since bis appointment as consul for Ha
waii, Mr. Job haB been sounding public
opinion as to its feeling toward the strug
gling republic j J
In connection with tome colonization
sch"mes which the republic proposes to
set afloat In Chicago and other American
cities at an early date, fie discovered that
men of some prominence in Chicago and
elsewhere had already inaugurated a plan
to organize here a body of men to go to Ha
waii and overthrow the present govern
ment. They were to be recruited In Chicago,
shipped to various points on the Pacific
coast, gradually gathered into one or two
large vessels, armed and sail set for Ha
waii. The recruiting has gone so far that an
ex-Confederate army officer has been of
fered a commission io thenrmy to beformed.
WILDER IS ACTIVE.
Dispatches from San , Francisco indicate
that the formation of the army In Chicago
has already been learned there, and Cnarles
F. Wilder, Hawaiian consul, will keep a
close lookout for filibusters who may at
tempt to embark from that port.
The prompt autort of Cow. I Job may
squelch the thlug witcsut the attention of
this Government being called to it. Other
advices than those of Consul Job are to the
effect that Hawaii Is on the eve of a revolu
tion. It Is predicted that if annexation does
not occur there may be an uprising.
HOLMES' POOH CHANCE.
Bo Will Be Brought to Toronto.
Toronto, Sept. 5. The local authorities
have been notified that B. V. Holmes, the
multi-murderer, will be placed on trial at
Philadelphia shortly 'for toe murder of
Benjamin F. Petezel, father of the two little
girls whom Holmes is alleged to have mur
dered In a St. Vincent street cottage in
In the event of a failure to convict Holmes
In Philadelphia be will be banded over to
the Indianapolis authorities, and will only
be brought to Canada after all attempts
to convict him in the United States of a
capital offense have proved abortive.
PROTESTS HIS INNOCENCE.
Fostoffice Bobber Allen Declares He
Springfield Mo., Sept. 5 Although Al
len who was arrested here yesterday,
denies that be is one of the Springfield
post-office robbere-comparison with a
photograph seutouvjoyilnspcctor Wbeeler,
at Washington, aut&rsiconclusively that
lie is oue'of the'nieri Irantcd. .
He .had a roll of gren, goods circulars
in his pockets when, arrested. He says he
never was in.New,iork, cscept-wben he
passed through, it 'conitnsfrorn England.
He "Will have ait, examliiatioii before a
United States CooiaisioaeCSaUKtiay.
He Declares the Reported Conversa
tion Between Himself nul the Prix
oner Is it Fabrication Dr. Cheney's
, Notebook Grows More Important
as the Affulr Progresses.
Ban Francisco, Sept, o. The second
day o fthe trial of W: II. T. Durrani for
the murder of Blanche Lamont even at
tracted a larger crowd than the first. Thv
number of people who are willing to Hand
lu a big crowd for hours at a time
just to catch a glimpse of Durrant, the
little, mild fuced, boyl'b-looklug indi
vidual accused of two fiendish murders.
Is su rprWng even to one utculonicd to such
Durrant was the recipient of a postal
card from Yreka, the little city In this
State where four murderers were Ijiiched
a few clays ago, advising him to get a
change of venue as the citizens of Yreka
would get him a Jury and give him a fair
and speedy trial. The way the try peo
ple lu Yreka Is too well known, so it Is
hardly probable that this suggestion will
In reference to the story printed here
yesterday to theeffect that Durrant had told
Clarence Wolf, an Intimate friend, of his
Intention to ruin Blanche Lamont and as
suming that the conversation furnished
a possible motive for the crime, the
Chronicle this morning prints the
NOT DCRANTS FRIEND.
"I don't see,".vld Wolr, "how such a
story originated. I am at a loss to know
where It came from. No a line f the ar
ticle is true; not a line. I am not and never
have been an intimate friend of Theodore
Durrant. I have known him a long time,
hut I was not In any way Intimate with
him. We were friendly enough, but sel
dom met. I rarely bad any conversation
with blm unless we met at some I ind of
church gathering. I know nothing against
Durrant was In no way exercised
over the publication, declaring there was
no foundation for it.
"It Is utterly untrue," said lie, "that
I ever spoke In a malicious or slighting
way about Blanche Lamont to Clarence
Wolr." The prosecution claim to have forged
another link In the terrible chain wldcb day
by day more closely fastens guilt upon
to have touDd a new witness who will give
the strongest proof that Durrant did not
attend the lecture delivered by Dr. Cheney
on the afternoon of April 3, at the Cooper
DR. CnEXET'S NOTE BOOK.
For months an effort has been made to
overcome thesilcnttestimony of Dr. Cheney's
record. It has been an obstacle to all ab
solute proof. It lias stoodlnthe wnyofcon
vlndng demonstration that Durrant was
not In the college at tlia-Miour.
When Dr. Gilbert F. Graham testifies
be wilt swear that the prisoner begged
him to lend him his note book that '! might
compare the notes of Dr. Cheney's lecture
of the afternoon of April 3 with his cwn.
This strange request was made several
days after Durrant had been nrp-sted and
stood accused of the horrifying crime.
He was trying to establish a proof
that lie was at the lecture, when several
people would swear that they iiiv 'dm else
where. He knew that student a'teretudent
would say that his note book was a model
in the class and he seit for his friend to ask
him for his notes.
FAIH'h STOLEN WILL.
Detective Curt In Knows the Man Who
San Fra nclsco, Cal , Sept. 5. Under date
of July 0 a dispatch was sent from this
city regarding the stolen will of the late
ex-Senator James G. Fair, in which it was
asserted that the Examiner published the
flat statement that the will was In Detec
tive John Curtln's possession, aud that
he was the man who stole It from the clerk's
office on January 28 last. The n nl facts
of the case are as follows:
Mr. Curtln was approached on or about
July 1, by a man whostated hrwas Inform
ed that thestolen will was In cxistenceand
that It would be surrendered to the. proper
persons for a consideration of $5,000. This
Information was Immediately reported by
Detective Curtln to the attorneys in the
case and also to Captain of Detectives
BLUE AND GRAY DAY.
Invitation to Union Veterans to Meet
Rockford, IIL, Sept. 6 The following
was ifbued from the national headquarters
of the Grand Army this morning:
Tlie commander-in chief of the Grand
Army of the Republic is in receipt of an
invitation to the comrades of the organiza
tion to be present at- the Cotton StateV
International Exposition at Atlanta on
"Blue and Gray Day," September 21.
This invitation comes too late to pro
mulgate from headquarters , but the commander-in-chief
is anxious that the com
rades rhould know that they are Invited
to be present to mingle with those who
wore the gray from lfcGl to lE65,andho
trusts that alarge number of veterans will
Queen's Letter nend and Both Houses
London, Sept. 0 Parliament was pro
rogued to-day until November 15. At
2:15 p. m. the members of the House of
Commons In a body, headed bylhespeaker,
proceeded to the House of Lords, where
they heard the Queen's speech, formally
proroguing the respective houses.
'The commoners then returned to their
own chamber, where the session was
closed with the customary handshakings
and expressions of gmd wishes.
Detective Gone Wrong.
York, Pa., Sept. 5 Charles Still, a con
stable and detective .of this city for ten
years, was this morning found guilty in
court of administering stupefngdruga
with criminal intent and robbery. The evi
dence showctrMliat Still administered a
powder to Herbert J. Slough, with whom
he had been drinking, and robbed blm of
Who yc-sterduy pleaded guilty to
cuurgp of negligence and Ineompe
.tence in connection with tlio Im
proper docking of the cruiser Co
lumbia. SUMNER'S COURT MARTIAL
Evidence of 0areles3nes3 in Putting
Cruiser Columbia in Dry Dock.
Nothing Done to Relieve the Strain
During Three Days When She Wus
Badly Placed on the Stocks.
Brooklyn, N. T Sept. G. The court
martial of Capt. George W. Sumner, of the
United States cruiser Columbia, who Is
charged with neglect of duty, resumed lu
sitting at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at
10 o'clock this morning.
The prosecution presented testimony
yesterday to prove that Capt. Sumner
allowed the Columbia to be dry docked
without sufficiently examining the dry
dock at Southampton, which caused the
Columbia to sustain serious Injuries.
- Lieut. J. M. Helm, of the Columbia, was
the first witness this morning. He said he
had examined the dry dock and had though
11 was unsafe.
"Was the docking good or bad in jour
opinion?" asked Lieut. Draper.
"I should say it was very bad," replied
Chief Engineer Harris, of the Columbia,
the next witness called, testified that he
discovered several Injuries to the ship on
the day she was docked, and had reported
them to Capt. Sumner.
"Was anything done to relieve this strain
during the three days the Columbia was in
dry dock?" continued Lieut. Draper.
"No, sir; nothlrfg was done." replied the
Assistant Naval Constructor Horatio G.
Gllmore, who bad examined trie Colombia
when sho was recently dry docked at the
Brooklyn navy yard, was the next witness.
Be testified that the repairs, made to the
He said that it was necessary to replace
several stanchions, but that he believed
the damages were of a local character.
He added that It was the custom In Eng
lish dry docks to use fewer blocks and sup
ports than In American dry docks.
Lieut, William H. Driggs, navigator of
the Columbia, next testified that the
Columbia was In an unsafe position in the
Southampton dry dock and that she might
have beeu relieved If the dock had been
flooded as soon as the damage was dis
covered. He repeated In substance the
same testimony which be gave last week
before the court, of inquiry.
CALLED ON EL'GENE DEBS.
Kelr Hurdle and His Friends Visit
Hint In Jail.
Chicago, Sept 5. Kelr Hardie. the Eng
lish Socialist, with his traveling compan
ions. Private Secretary Smith, Oscar Xeer.
and Thomas Morgan, were guests of Eugene
V. Debs for a few hours at the McHenry
County Jail yesterday.
They arrived on a morning train, and
were immcdiatelv admitted. After a short
talk they took dinner at a hotel and re
turned to the Jail, where they ndulged in
a few hours of exchange of experiences in
labor matters in Europe and America.
Mr. Debs, provided them with a carriage,
and they were given a drive through tlie
country, where Mr Hardie plucked a couple
of ears of yellow corn to take to England
as a memento. They then returned to Chi
cago. YOUNG DUKE OF YOHKT.
Not the Imbecile Ho IIus Been Report
ed to Be.
London, Sept. 5. The Lancet, the lead
ing medical Journal of Great Britain, in an
article taking notice of rumors which have
bcn circulated through the American
prCES that the young son and heir of the
Duka of York is deaf and dumb, says:
"He is a fine child, notably intelligent
for his age, and already repeats a number
"Do our go-ahead American cousins,"
it asks, "expect a child nowadays to speak
us soon as it is born?"
SPANISH PAPER SAYS IT.
Deported Defeat of Cnban , Insurg
ent Under Tejada.
Madrid. Sent. 5. The Imparclal's dis
patch from Havana says that Gen. Lineras,
at the head of" 1, COO goverrment troops,
fought a battle on Saturday with a force
of rebels under Tejada near Ramon y Ana
gu as, in which the I nsurgents were defeated.
The insurgents, who were trying to In
tercept Spanish convoys, were dispersed
with a loss of seven killed and many
Sugar Bounty Decision.
Comptroller Bowler's decision on the
sugar bounty will be given out at 4 o'clock
this afternoon. The decision is believed
to be adverse to the claimants of the
Epidemic of Diphtheria.
Springfield, III , Sept. 5. The State
board of health has been notified of the
appearance of fifty new cases of diphtheria
In Hamilton County, and Instructions for
its treatment were sent by Secretary Scottt
The outbreak of this disease seems general
in that county, and a uunibor of deaths
Dublin's Water Supply Threatened.
"'Dublin, Sept. 5. An Immense landslide
began last evening near the town of Bray,
twelve miles southeast or this city, menac
ing the destruction of the great main con
veying; the water supply of Dublin.
JAPAN'S HEIR APPARENT,
Whose Illness Biu Reached a CritW
leu I Stage.
MUST UNTIE HER PURSt
More Claims Against Spain to be
AGGREGATE A LAEGE SUM
Mora Case Has Decided tlio State
Departuietn to Revive Others of a
Similar Character Many A merle
cans Who Suffered Losses in Cuba
Will Be Reimbursed. ,
When the Spanish authorities, on the
lGth of this present month, shall have
transferred to the United States 51,500,
000 in full settlement of the Mora claim,
prompt diplomatic attention will be given
to other outstanding Indebtedness of a
The fact that Spain has temporized fcr
more than seven years in the period elaps
ing between the arrangement of a basis
for adjudication ami the actual liquida
tion of the debt causes the State Depart
ment officials to look with disfavor upon
a policy of procrastination In matters still
In order to collect the Mora claim it
was found necessary by Secretary Olney
to forward an ultimatium, couched in no
uncertain language, to Minister de Lome,
declaring that in the event, of further
unnecessary delay on the part of Spain,
the United Elates would take other steps
to protect Its citizens.
2UU8T OPEN HER PURSE.
When Spain shall have counted out a
million and a half of dollars for the
benefit of Antonio Maximo Mora, It is
said that prompt aud equally effective
steps will be taken to secure the collection
of other claims, which were several years
ago mutually examined and pronounced
In 1866 a commission consisting of one
representative from each country, met in
this city and beard evidence concerning
the claims of eleven American citizens
agalnct Spain for the destruction of
proprty in Cuba. The testimony In some
of the cases was at that time Imperfect and
insufficient, and as a result five were re
ported favorably and six adversely.
The former included the claims of De
Loon, Simone, Costello, Agromante and
Fostr. The latter were Martinez, Izqui
erdo, Rojas, Dclgardo, Battle and Lopez.
Th9 eum awarded those claims favorably
reported aggregated $328,392.
The Spanish Government failed to take
any action relative to the findings of the
commission, ard when Secretary Gres-
bam, on February 14. 1894, tent his letter
in regard to the More claim he trarsmitted
to Madrid the draft of another convention
for the determination of these claim?.
This propofed tiat a ccrcniision of three
should lie appointed, one by the Prefident,
one by the Queen, and the third chojen by
the majority. The torsions should be held
in Wahington, and it war stipulated that
no claim should be refufed consideration
because of the refural of the United States
to pay Interest on the Eat t Florida claim.
CnAXCE FOR A COMPROMISE.
As a substitute for one of the clauses tho
suggestion wasadva need that if Spalnwould
agree to pay the $328,392 represented by
the six claims favorably Indorsed by tho
commission of 18SG tlie United States would
agree to abandon and not again press for
settlement the claims of Agramocte, Foster,
Costello, Simone and de Leon.
Up to this time Spain has given no intima
tion of accepting the proposition for a con
vention. Meanwhile additional and con
clusive ev idence has been discovered In the
Agramonte and other cases, which It was
Impossible toproduce before thccommisslon,
and the attorneys in Washington now fortho
claims no w feelconvlnced tha t beforca notber
commission they will, without difficulty,
be able to establish the justice of their
It Is stated on high authority that should
Spain now accept theoffer to pny $328,392
as settlement 1 n full the United States would
WILL BE PRESSED.
A large mass of testimony has teen se
cured, some of which has not yet been trans
lated from the Spanish.
It Is considered a practical certainty that
the State Department will, arter September
16, take up with Spain the necessity for
holding a convention to adjudicate the
Agramonte and other claims, and that the
matter will so forcibly be laid before tho
Spanish authorities as to expedite a speedy
In the event of a refusal to join in such
convention it is believed that the State
Department officials will take whatever
steps may be necessary to collect the In
debtedness. The question of being Ameri
can citizens cannot be raised against these
gentlemen, as was the case with Mr Mora.
Good Times Corner.
Bloomington, HI., Sept. 5. The Chicago
and Alton shops in this city began opera
tions jesterday upon a nine-bnur schedule.
The shops had not run on full time for
more than two years and the emplojesare
highly elated over the resumption. Every
car and locomotive will b3 in demand for
moving the Immense crops, and It Is
necessary to provide a o lupicle equip
ment, passengers ami freight, rtr the new
Peoria extension, wliieti ;iu October 1.
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