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VOU LV. NO. 31._ NORFOLK VIRGHNEA.N: T?E8PA.Y DEOEVfBER 28. 1897. " 1*RI<^
ANOTHER LINK IN THE CHAIN OF EVENTS
Unwelcome Information In Regard to Sup?
pression of Filibustering.
Npnlti Wants to llellcvc l'liul Hie Coll*
on simcH Government Vi'inUs* nt
Kxpctlltioiis for tlio iiollcl or ('us
Hum insurgents?Tho Minister'*
Htntciuunt ortlio E'nct* Not llccolv?
atl Will? ?ooil Grace? TU? Corres
spouilcuco Not Published.
Washington, Dec. 27, 1S07.
The oftlcials here are somewhat sur?
prised at ithe exhibition of feeling at
Madrid over the latest ntoto of Minis?
ter Woodford, delivered 'to the Spanish
Foreign Office the day before Christ?
mas. While the note ?seif will not be
made public at preseivt, it is said ihat
there is no reason whatever whjl[ It
should he withheld, save the fact that
the preceding steps In the negotiations
have ntat yet seen the light In the
newspapers, and It is desirable when n
publication is made to preserve the com
plt'te.chaln of events In natural order.
Possibly the correspondence will be
shortly called for 'by Congres* in which
case It is not likely to be withheld
on grounds of public policy.
The lalte note presented by Minister
Woodford.was In answer, to the Spanish
note called forth -by Mr. Woudford's
' very first note after his nrrlval nt Mad?
rid. In the Initial note the United
States minister pointed lout the inter?
est of his country in an early termina?
tion of the present struggle In Cuba,
and asked when such a conclusion
could be expected. The Spanish gov
vrnment, In Its reply, acknowledged
our Interest In the in abler; hut suggest?
ed, after stating what it intended to do
to ameliorate conditions In Cuba, that
?the United .States could best exercise its
pood offices by stopping filibustering.
To this Mr. Woodford responded with
his note of last week. It is said to
bo a purely argumen'tive statement -of
?the position taken by the United States,
and the facts set out are substantially
'those so strongly drawn in the Presi?
dent's message to Congress, of which
It was supposed the Spanish public
had been fully advised through the
'Che most forcible statement In .the
note Is based up1 .mi the facts collected
and published recently by the United
States Treasury Department, exhibit?
ing -the great expense, to which the
United States had been pill.by reason
of Its efforts to poitrol an enormous
const line In the pursuit of a few
filibusters and the remarkable success
of the Government officials In stepping
these expeditions, as contrasted with
the feeble, efforts of the Spanish nu
?thoritles to maintain a patrol nround
the Island of Cuba. All of these facts
were Included in Mr. WtVidford's note
and, while he put them In his own
?language In presenting them to the
Spanish Foreign Office, It Is said thai:
the statements concern only events that
have already been touched upon.
NAVY YARD FACILITIES!.
Portsmouth ih-Ii? at ion tiiImm to sees
retrtry l.oui; With Favorable Ito.
(Special Cor. of Tho Virginian.)
"Washington, D. ?Ol, Dec. 27.?Con?
gressman Young and Jutlgc Marshall,
representing the Portsmouth Chamber
of Commerce, and Mr. Edwards, of the
Pilots' Association, .had an interview
with Secretary of the Navy Long this
morning regarding tho nry-dock facili?
ties of Norfolk Navy-yard. They Im?
pressed upon Mr. LUig the fact that
the water was deep enough and the
dock large enough to float and repair
tho largest vessel afloat. A mass of
statistics was left with Mr. Long prov?
ing their claim. Mr. Long told the
committee ho would order all repairs of
naval vessels tit the Brooklyn and Nor?
folk yards .In tho order named. Tho
oomnnlttee left satisfied that Norfolk
would be treated liberally. The Indiana
does not need dry-docking at this time,
and rumors to that effect are unfound?
ed. Mr. Voting left for Philadelphia
It A TIA t O A D H EO II O A NIZ A TIO N.
First Step a Sale Ordered by United
States Circuit Court.
Milwaukee, WIs., Dec. 27.?A step
looking toward the reorganization of
the Wisconsin Central Lines was .taken
this nfternobn when n decree of fore?
closure was entered by Judge Jenkins,
of the t/nlted States Circuit Court, in
favor of John A. Stewart and Edwin II.
Abbott as trustees against the Wiscon?
sin Central Railroad company, for $12,
000.000, the amount of the first mort?
gage bonds, unpaid Interest coupons of
5l.800.0O0 and Interest ?n the deferred
'?"X interest payments since July 1, 1894,
Njil j>ttr,r>" to having been in default
since that date, the total amount being
The matter Is referred to F. M. Hoyt
as special master to ascertain and re?
port whether the railways, franchises
and property of the company should hu
sold as tin entirety or in two or more
parcels, and what liens. If any, are
superior to' tho said first mortgage.
Tho master I? authorized ,to conduct
hearings either in this judicial district
or in Chicago, New York or Boston as
n\ay appear to him to he liest suited Cor,
obtaining the required information.
XVKST ?OWN IN A QAM!.
Reltooner Rnluorn I.. Nlicrhiiui Wont
r?owu sn ?pitckly tlic Crew Hurclj
!;s< ivi>i (i with Tliolr I.Ivvn,
Salem, Mass., Dec. 27.?Tho two
masted schooner Ernest T. Lee, Captain
Itawdlng, of South River, J>J. J., bound
for Boston with a load of clay, brought
Into Sulom harbor to-day the crew of
live men of tho schooner Ralsura L.
Sherman, Captain Plummer, from
Soulh River, N. J., for Boston.
Captain Plummer, of the wrecked
Schooner, states that ho left South
River* December 16th, bound for Bos?
ton. They were in Vineyard Haven for
a week on account of bad weather, and
for the same reason put Into Kdgartnwn
Friday night. Saturday afternoon the
start for Boston was made. When
about ten miles off Highland Light
Saturday evening the vessel sprang
a leak, she was a mass of lee and the
wind had become a gale. The schooner's
sails were blown away,-and while tho
crew were endeavoring to work tho
pumps, the vessel's bow sank into the
water, nnd before the crew and cap-,
tain could save any of their effects she
went to the bottom, the men having
barely time to Jump Into the ship's
boat at the stern and pull away. For
several hours they drifted (tround, but
were finally picked up by an outward
bound vessel. In a short time, however,
they were transferred to the schooner
Ernest T. Lee, which was bound for
Executive Organization Under Auton?
omy Plan Will Bo Announced This
Washington, D. C. Dec. 27.?The new
Cuban Cabinet, which, with the Cnp
j tain-General of Cuba, will form the
executive organization under the new
autonomous regime, will be announced
during the present week, according tc
tho expectation of Spanish officials here.
There Is no doubt that Senor Galvez
will be the first Cuban Premier. He
has been long prominent as the leader
of (the autonomist party In the island.
He Is described as a man of wide In?
fluence nmotvg the most substantial
Cuban elements and lKrpular with the
people at large. Senor Amhlttrd will he
a new Cabinet list If he will consent
to' take n place. He has been In Wash?
ington for several days In conference.
with the Spanish Minister, nrod left here
last night for Cuba, it Is possible that
Senor Amilian! may prefer to continue
in Parliamentary life, in which case It
Is believed he will Income the leader
j of the Cuban party In the Cortes.
WANTS TO FICHT FITZ.
Kid McCoy Wants to Try a Bout With
New York, Dec. 27.?Kid McCoy, tho
conqueror of Crcedon, Issued a chal?
lenge to (Fitzsimnvdns to-day for a
finish fight for the middle-weight Cham
lonshlp 'of the world.
The young middle-weight announced
that he has backing for $10,000 and will
post a forfeit as soon as called upon
to do so. He desires to meet the pres?
ent champion for n purst? and a side
etnkc or at least $5,000.
McCoV at 6n<CC communicated with
Dan Stuart, the promotor of the Oar
son City tight last spring, and offered
to take- Corbett's place in case nhe
California!! falls to sign articles with
"Even if Corbett Is willing to light/'
declared McCoy th his letter to Slu.trt,
"I bedleve that I am entitled to the
first chance. Corbett in a beuten man
while 1 have not yet been defeated.
Fltzslmmons should take me on first
ami deal with Corbett afterwards."
Chicago, 111., Dec. 27.?Fltzslmmons
said to-night that he had received no
challenge or offer from MoCoy. "I do
not agree with McCoy that he is en
tlIted to consideration before Corbett."
Fltzslnvmons said, "I am willing to
fight hint when he has done something
to put himself In my class." Martin
Julian, the champion's manager, de?
clared that he would not consider Mc?
DEATH OF A MEDICAL AUTHOR.
Baltimore, Dec. 27.?Dr. H. P. C. Wil-|
son, who was known all over the world
for his works on gynecology, died it'',
his homo in this city to-day, a flier an
illness of two weeks.
Dr. Wilson was 70 years of age. was
born in Somerset county, Maryland, and
graduated at the University of Virginia
In 1S4S. Ho was one of the founders of
the Maryland Hospital for Women, and
had been vice-president e>f the Amer?
ican Oynocologleol society. He was n
member of a number of foreign medi?
cal and scientific societies, and his
works upon the subject t>f which he
made a specialty are known wherever
the science of medicine Is understood.
TOOK GAS THROUGH A TUBE.
Cincinnati. Oy, Dec. 27.?An unusual
suicide was that of L. W. Kumpel, a
tailor, who was found by his daughter
(had on his work bench. Ho had at?
tached a rubber tube to tho gas .Jet
and from It Inhaled the gas until ho
was overcome. He was at one time
quite wealthy and had divided his
pnvperty '.among his children, who.-e In?
gratitude weighed on his mind.
TARIFF WAR IMPROBABLE.
London, Dec. 27.?Despite the suspen?
sion of tariff negotiations between the
United States nnd Germany, which has
created great uneasiness there, tho
Berlin correspondent of the Daily
Chronicle, says It Is no>: believed In
Berlin that a tariff war will result, ?
STARVATION 11 CONDITION KOT ? THEOR'f
President McKinley Calls on the American
People to Send hellet,
Five TIioiisiiikI Doli m s llocelvcd tram
it Modest t ?ntriltutor?Slule De?,
pnrltnctll Ari-iiiige?l lor tlio
Distribution at Supplies - Consul
Ueuurul S.ec Will ?Ivo I'ersinuil At?
tention to Ailevir.f ion ol Nitilrring
?Articles That. Will llu Acceptable.
Washington, Dec. 27, 1807.
The most profound distress injovalls
among many thousands <>f peopio In
Cuba. Starvation not only impends,
but Is an actual fact. The President
has been informed of the facts from
sources whoso credibility cannot be
doubted. He ban gone to 'tho? length
of his constitutional power In cnlllng
ithe state of affairs to the attention of
the American people. TJie Slate Do
partment has used all of its authority
to mitigate the conditions there nnd
?the letter to the public sen: out by
Secretory Sherman the day before
Christinns pointed out the way to fur?
ther alleviate the miserable condition
of recon'trados. To-day the sum of five
'thousand dollars was received by As?
sistant Secretary Day from certain
,'harltably disposed persons, whose
-names are hot disclosed, and this sum
will be remitted by telegraph early
to-morrow morning to Consul QeneioJ
Lee for disbursement among the more
It la hoped by the Department of
State Hia.t the American people will
come 'to the relief, and that prom oi?
ly, by subscriptions of money. clothing
and supplies of various kinds, The
newspapers are expected to lend a gen?
erous nid In carrying forward this move
men;. The machinery for distribution
hns been provided liy the State De?
partment, and Consul General Lee has
undertaken, with the aid of the Ameri?
can consular olllccrs In Cuba, to give
persona) attention <o the alleviation of
distress by the distribution of ?he
gifts of the American people. One of
tho line of steamers plying between
New York and Havana?.the Ward
Line?It is said, has undertaken to for?
ward any contributions of goods to
General Lee, at Havana, and it Is be?
lieved that the American railroads
will do '.heir part by carrying the
goods to the seifciionrd. The Spanish
authorities have consented to remit nil
duties on relief supplies so forwarded.
The State Department directs .that they
l>0 sent direct to Consul Genera! Lee.
either .money by draft orf checks or
Consul General Lee to-night cabled
the P:ate Department just whnt is
wanting at this juncture, and his list is
ns follows: Summer clothing, second
hand or otherwise, principally for wo?
men, nnd children; medicines for fe?
vers, including a large proportion of
quinine; hard bread; t-orn meal; bacon;]
rice; potatoes; beans; peas; salt fish
principally codfish; any canned goods, j
especially condensed milk for the
starving children. Money will also bQ
useful to secure nurses, medicines nnd
for many other purposes.
THE WAlt IN CUBA.
Threv Former Insurgent Leaders Im?
prisoned on a Charge of Conspiracy,
Havana, Doe. 27.?An apothecary
named M. nil-bio, and 'three f >rmer In?
surgent leaders who surrendered some
time ?go to the authorities of Pin-jr
del R1o, have been nrrosted on the
charge of trying to induce a large '.lupi1
ber of armed 'farmers to join 'lie insur?
gents. When the conspiracy was dis?
covered the prisoners were :ake.i into
custody and sent to this city. Th.-v
aro now imprisoned In Aloro Castle.
The columns of Spanish troops, iiridot
Generals Linares and Varn del Bey,
and Lieutenant Colonel Ohas^l, it was.
officially announced to-day. !i tve din
lodged the Insurgents in the province
of Santiago do Cuba from "Irons posi?
tions, and have destroyed tho camp
consisting of'two hundr.-l hit's '.t Juail
Vnrona. The troops, the official report
continues, have reconnoUore.l tho < n
tire district nroiuul Agu i :.'i'o. Arroyo
Blanco, linlrl nnd Marblo, t)i? Insur?
gents being "enabled t> r.-tlr.- with
numerous loss" and loving ":n,niv et
foots.' In those operations the troops
aro announced t > have lost one oill ? i
and eighteen soldiers killed and to have
had flfly-thr?? inen woduddj.
At the hospital at Cunl. provlr.ro of
Matansas, there are 121 percons suffer?
ing from beri berl.
BLANCH'S Gl'KSTS GO TO Till?
Havana, Dec. 27.?After the banquet
given by Captain-General Bianco to tho
ofiicoiH of tlu- German schoolshlp S,;oin
last flight. il"'0 German officers, accom?
panied by the German consul here, nnd
the -adjutants of the Oipt tln-G.-nerul
I and the Spanish admiral In command
I at this port,vuttended a performance at
the theatre, where thoy occupied the
boxe? of IMarshaJ, Blanoo' and of the
Governor of Havana.
The police have arrested on beard the
steamer Washington, Sonor Boroeto.
a former provincial deputy, who In al?
leged t? have escaped from Spanish
pfllccrs who had been ordered by Gen?
eral Weylcr to nrrcdt him on ohatgea of
mul-admlni.-tt-.itlon, and who after?
ward, it Is further alleged, libelled the
Tornrer caivtain-goncrai while ho (Bor?
bet o) was in New York.
JttKK KDSV'I, FATA I.I.Y
Negro Prisoner Haiiaod ititusoii in
him I'eii-itnitnn railed i? <u?<i <nr.
?New York, Doc. 27.?Two Prisoners,
Frank l'.itbaln, an Itnllan, and Harry
.Mot"a 11 uin. colored, attempted suicide
at about the same time In tho peniten?
tiary at Caldwell, N. J., to-day. Mc
Oallllin, who nttemiitcd eulclde ns a
Joke. Is dead. 'Barbain will recover.
Hirba'ln has been III and despondent
for sonic time past. He fastened a
strap to tin; bars of his cell and hanged
himself, but was discovered by a keep?
er before life was extinct and was re?
suscitated. Barbain admitted that ho
hid tried to kill himself because he
Was 111 and tiivd of living.
When tho excitement caused by Har?
baln'.? attempt had subsided somewhat,
McCallum announced to his prison
mites that he would play n Joke on :ho
keepers. A few moments later a convict
in i cell adjoining MuJCallum'a heard
.lho la'.ter's evil door rattle, followed by
a. low groan,
> A Shout of warning brought the keep,
ers to the s'eene. McCallum was found
hanging from the door. He had tied
one end of a strnp to tho bars and the
other about his neck, bent his knres
under him nnd allowed his full weight
to hang on the str ip. McCallum show
ed no sighs of life* when the keepers
reached his side though he had not
been hanging more than a coupb, of
mint!tea. The 'body was carried down
stalr? and a physician summoned. Tho
physician worked hard over McCallum
but could not save his life. The doctor
said tint lho Strap must havo pimped
against the man's Jugular vein in such
a way n.i to rentier him tin conscious
almost Instantly. iMcCallum was serv?
ing a sixty days' sentence! for larceny
and was booked for release next Thurs?
I.OOPIIOI.K FUR IUI ARHOURH.
New York Oflinors Will llnvo IlimcuN
ly III Convicting- Titeni of Ylolut*
Insr llalry I.ans.
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 27.?Tho Stato
Department of Agriculture,.*tho Attor?
ney-General's olllcc and the special
Counsel en-gaged in the prosecution of
the Armours, of Chicago, for damages
amounting to Si,700,000 for violations of
the dairy laws In the distribution of
oleomargnfthe throughput .the State,
find themselves In a predlcnicmt that
seems to foreshadow failure to convict.
When a recent court order was pro?
mulgated, giving the State counsel the
light to examine tho hooks of the
various railroad companies for evi?
dence as to shipment, It was believed
that the conviction of the Armours
would be easily ?accomplished. It is
found, however, thai tho same court
order refuses the Slate a change of
venue and compels .the Commissioners
or Agriculture ami Mho Slat* counsel
to prosecute 'he salts, of which there
are a score, in the counties in which
the violation Is said to have occurred.
This would mean endless litigation
without much prospect of result. Some
time ago the Armour people sought to
make an agreement with the Stale au?
thorities whereby. If the suits were
dropped, ihey would agree to pay a
certain amount and promise not to de?
liver nny marc unmarked oleomargarine
in the State. The proposition has hem
submitted to the Governor, nnd while
he believes that the prosecution should
go on !f there Is any ciuinne to convict,
las a lawyer he Is Inclined to the Idea
that the acceptance of the proposition
I will be In the end the more advan
I tageous to the State.
I Trump Steamer Thirty Days From
Dunkirk to New York.
New Yoik. Dec. 27.?The b.-laled
tramp steanur Ll.mthony Abbey,
which left Dunkirk on November 27,
arrived safely in port to-day after a
tempestuous passage of thirty days.
Captain Tbwnsend reports that about
threo tone of coal was all that was left
in the bunkers and the supply of pro?
visions wns Just sufficient to last them
into pert. Captain Townsend said
that the weather consisted of a succes?
sion of westejly gales with tremen?
dous sear:. For many days, she logged
loss than one hundred miles per day
nnd her liest run was 210 miles. (in
Christmas eve the Pteamer rnn Into a
Ilerce hi lizard.
TIIH PRESIDENT WILD GO WEST.
Washington. D. O. Dec. 27.?Rein-e
schtatlvq Prince* <>f Illinois, to-day ex?
tended to tin- President an Invitation to
attend the annual eriMinipment of the
Union V. t -rans union, to be held at
llock Island, 111., next August. It l.-t
expected ;li it the President will make a
tour of fhe West about that time, vis?
iting the Omaha Exposition en route.
Mr. Prince was assured that the'Presi?
dent would be glad to attend the en?
campment nnd would do so If official
engagements would permit.
S LI G II T MIS l ? N DERSTA NTH NO.
Constantinople. Dec. 27.?The Turkish
?Government, replying to the representa?
tions of Greece, has explained that the
firing upon the Greek gun boat Actlum
by the Turks at Prevesa on Saturday
list, as the vessel was leaving the Gulf
of Ambinoia, was due to a misunder?
BOMB IN A THEATRE.
Olmuts, Moravia, Dec. 27.?A bomb,
made of gns piping and filled with pow
! der, was exploded In the German Thea
I tre. Little damage was dene, but tho
I Incident has caused great excitement
I among the German residents.
INAUGURATION WILL TAKE PLAGE SATURDAY
Concerted Action of Merchants Against
Use if Trading llamps
OyMer Cruiser ftbfKttponlco Ninlm a
Iliiurr.vi; < liospcuKo und Ohio Rltilo
rund lloporiH it l*roai>oraisN I'ewrjr
Tramp Itrnnlm Into .lull Pollco
Ropier! n <iui<>? I'lirislmna-tTaloMel
MitlioofViii|i?per iioohuO fur Ad.
Jiiiunt U 4i no vn I.
(Special Dispatch to The Virginian.)
Richmond, Va., Dec. 27, 1S1I7.
There will l>e no mil Hary parade on
the arrival of Govornor-eleei Tybr In
this city next Th?rs do y night. Major
Tyler had accepted che invitation of
Captain m. it. Milla to have Company
IT of the First Regiment act as hi.-' <.t\
e-on from the Union Depot to the Kxr
ecutlvo (Mansion, The Major hits !!? w
written that he dons not thinii that he
should use the military as an escort
before he hecomoH Governor. This Is
a great disappointment to the soldier
bays, who have hired a band oi mudlc
purchased fireworks and made iVUVi
Governor O'Ferrnll to-day cwmipnc
ed moving some of his furniture (i >ni
the Executive Mansion to nl;i beautiful
country hrnio near Manchester. The
ni'j union will bo ready for Govsmor
Tyler and family when ihey reach here
next Thursday night, though It Is pos?
sible the Governor-elect will not arrive
Onri of the most Interesting appolnt
imonJTfi Governor Tyler will have to
make Is that of Adjutnjvt-General.
General Charlea J. Anderson now Ulis
the place, "While It cannot ho ?u.uid as
a positive, fact, it is generally believed
that Colonel William Nalle, of Cul
pep^r, will get the place. Col. Nalle,
It wil be remembered, was a euidi-liie
j for Brigadier General agnlnnt Colonel
C. A. Nash, of Norf>!k, when General
A. E. Phillips was brought >;it as 3
compromise candidate, and elected.
A number of the mo: chimb: will uold
a mass meeting to-morrow nlnht to
take action Ipoktnx to making an or?
ganised effort in behalt' of the anil
Trading Stamp bill iHi-v pending in the
Legislature. The merchant*, as a rule,
are protesting loudly against the use of
trading stamps They My the system
is hurting legitimate business. Many
of those who j:-i> handling the stamps,
say they are doing so in self-defence,
and they wish the Murphy bill to be
enmo a law.
Mr. Jame.-i Wondall, an old furniture
dealer, was found doad in his room to?
day. He hail boon in poor health, and
recently had >hiVm prinking heavily.
His wife died recently.
Tho police say they have never p?en
a inpro quiet and orderly Christmas
than this one. There were only 2R ar?
rests on .Saturday. Generally on
Christmas Day tho number Is over fifty.
A tramp went to the First station
houso Saturday night and naked to 1?
lodged. The officers could not accom?
modate him. lie went out nnd
fitraiglvtwny broke a window glatM for
the express putpose of getting mo-tod.
Re was taken into custody and to-day
was committed to Jail for one year.
His etise will add about $100 to the
current expenses of the Common?
(Mr. T). C. Zolllckofffct'j tho secretary
of the Board on the Chesapeake nnd Its
Tributaries, his received the following
letter, directed to. the Board of the
Chesapeake by Captain W. E. Hudglps,
commander of the steamer Chesapeake:
"I regret to report a collision between
this steamer and tho buckeye W. R.
Plllups (of ten tons). Captain Jonn E.
Whlto, yesterday (December 23) after?
noon, opposite Lambert's Point pier.
Wo were pound to and the buckeye
from Norfolk. Mate Blllups was In the
pilot house at the time In charge of the
! watch, "who repotted to me that Ju?t
before meeting tho buckeye her captain
I put his helm down and attempted to
! cress our bow, but being so closa it was
Impossible for him. to do so and the
Chesapeake struck her about midships,
thereby sinking her, The crew nnd
personal pffoots were, saved. I have
done all the law requires in such case?.
The buckeye, had no cargo; the Ches?
apeake. i9 not injured."
Tho Chesapeake, and Ohio rallwiy
closes, with the end of 1S97, the most
prospotout) year of Ms existence, and
will begin the new year with a deter?
mination to still further enlarge Its Im
On Christmas Eve Mr. George W.
Stevens, general manager of tho road,
received the following telegram: '
Cincinnati, Ohio, Doc. 24, 1897.
George W. Stevens:
i hopo you and everyhody on the
road will have a merry Christmas and
a full stocking, The Chesapeake and
Ohio never looked upon a better Christ?
mas m. E. inga m.S.
6oon after receiving the above Mr.
Stevens prepared tho following, which
was sein all over the. Chesapeake und|
All Olllcers nnd, Employees:
The president wires, congratulating
road upon Its prosperous condition, und
wishing all connected with It a merry
Christmas. This wish* I heartily en?
dorse. aEJO. W. STEVENS.
Next February the tenth anniversary
of the election or Mr. Ingalls as presi?
dent of the Chesapeake and Ohio rail?
way occurs, and It Is said that the oc
o.kiIo.i will -ho llttlngly .commemorated
In Cincinnati, where. the cUh'.ens of
ihat city will lender a grand banquet, to
Mr. Ingalls and the niauugonurit of the
ro id, art the Queen City Club.
Governor Tyler and Lleutcnanlt-aoy
cl-nor KeWols will 'be inaugurated In
the hall of the House "C Representatives
next Saturday, and on the same day
Alttorney General Montague will quiet-]
lv lake the oath of office at his <|iiat
ters. In the Slate Library .building.
Major Tyler and family will reach here
Thursday night In a private car. They
will go at once to the executive, man-|
Kl /n. which will be vacated by Governor
O'Fcrrdll on Wednesday.
On Saturday morning Governor Tyler
will be escorted from tho mansion 'M
the Capitol by Company F of the First
Regiment. He will go ait once to the
Ghvernoris olUce, where Mr. Echols
will join htrii. Soon after the hcur or
Upon the Senators will go over itu the
hall or the House. A Joint rl.nnmiUeo
will then wall upon Major Tyler and
Mr. Echols and bring 'them before the
General Assembly. There will be three
members <,r each house on the com?
mittee. The chairman nt it will es-1
cont Major Tyler, and next will come
Mr. Relaus leaning on the arm or one
or the commll'too, followed by the third
member and Qave'rnor O'Fcrrall. Judge
lt. II. OardwHl ?will adminlHU-r the
oath to the Governor and Lictiicuianl
Govcrnor, after which the Rev. Dr.
Moses 1). Roge will orrer prayer and
Governor Tyler will make his Inaugural
As soon as this ceremony Is over
Senator Jlohn W. Daniel will be offi?
cially informed of his re-pleotloh i<>
the Senate and will jnnko a brief speech.
Ait night an Inaugural reception will
be given by Governor and Mrs. Tyler.
Governor nnd Mrs. Tyler have seven
children, four sons and throe daughters.
All will reside with them In tho exe?
cutive mansion, with the exception of
the oldest son, who will remain at
I lad ford to look uPier Major Tyler's
Colonel John H. Cary continues des?
perately Jll. While all hljpc or his re?
covery has not been given up, his
physicians think his chances uro. ex?
ceedingly slim. Colonel Cary Is one
or the most popular men in town, and
his death will remove a patriotic and
public spirited citizen.
?at!ETC) Kil l ?? HIRT II l: v v.
Worn ? Hoho and l,anal|0<| Yt'lion Wl(?
neiMRH .Uiule iluiiiiig'iHit'MnleiuoulN.
Chicago, 111., Hoc. 27.?To-day was
Luertgert'H 52d birthday, and while his
trial wns In session before Judge Gaty.
he wore a rose In his button .hole to
celebrate the event, lie was In a good
humor ami frequently 'laughed as Mrs.
Agatha Tosch told of damaging state?
ments ho had made to her. She was
on the stand nearly nil tiuy and was
followed by C. C. Clark and Swan
Nelson, clerks throng-h whom Luetgert
purchased the potjrsh and the arsenic.
John Walk, tho last witness of lho
day, told of meeting LUQtgeri In Tosch's
saloon, when Luetgert asked him what
'; the police wanted of his father, nnd also
urged the son to tell the old watchman
to come and seo Luotgori. It was
through the; son that Luetgert wont to
the watchman's house on the second
occasion, when Kllnger was under the;
i bed and hoard the conversation. To
j morrow Uhe State will begin the iden?
tification of the rings.
MINIMUS ANiD TI1RIR WAflES.
Joint Conference to be Held in Chicago
Cedumbus, Ohio, Dec. 27.?Tho execu?
tive committee of tho United Mine
Workers of America and coal operators
from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and
Illinois, met at 3 p. m. to adjust wages
to stand until an Inter-Sta.te convention
ol minors and oKerators can be hold. It
was decided to hold a Joint conferenca
In Chicago January 17, following the
national miners' convention In this city.
While neither the opcratots nor.th'a
miners will say positively that an
inter-Stato wage agreement will be
made at that lime, thoy are all hopeful
that the meeting will result' In an ami?
cable adjustment of the wage scale for
the ensuing year. In the meantime the
lire-sent conditions will remain undis?
turbed. Tho miners will deoide .at their
national convention upon the demands
to be made at the joint conference. An
advance of probably not less than ten
cents per ton In the jpsjee of mining
will be- flaked. i ? - '
STRIKERS REJECT COMPROMISE.
London, Dec. 27.?The ballot taken by
the striking engineers, as the outcome
of the recent conferenco between the
representatives of the employers and
the men, has resulted In a rejection of
the proposed compromise by a hundred
to one, while the trades union proposal
of 51 hours weekly 'Instead of 48 has
been rejected by a. .majority almost as
large. The bnllot, therefore, is prac?
tically tantamount to I a .vote of no
contldenco In the lenders of tho men.
It is understood thptt the; conference
will not be resumed. ' ?
INSANE MOTHER'S DEED.
Chicago, Deo. 27.?(Mrs. Mary Ander?
son and her two daupliters, Edith and
Myrtle, aged eight and five years res^
pectlwdy, were asphyxiated, by illum?
inating gas at their home No, 61 John?
son avenue to-day. The husband on
returning home from ,. vtork to-night
found tho door looked. Oh forcing It
open he found his wife and. children
dead in bed, Gaa was. pouring from ail
the jets In the .cook stove. It la' sup?
posed Mrs. Anderson;. vrvs temporarily
STATEMENT Of II RETURNED TRAVELER'.
Places Hie Russian Empire in a Position to
Defy the World,
Hin (linn is tin Import nut Wolle.I
Town Hint Give* Its Possessor
t omianiMl or tho Dntrnnco to r?.
Urcnt Klver-Prnlcela KnssliPu As*
lull? Itiillttny Interests nnd It of
Iiiiiiiiminc Strategic Importance ns
n "I unary nml Nnvnl Ntntlon.
St. Pctensbutg, Dec. 27, 1807.
The IRurslan? have occupied Kln
Chau. north of Port Arthur.
San Francisco. Dec. 27.?EH T. Shcp
pard, who has recently returned Irom
China, where ho held an official posi- .
tloti, commenting upon the reported oc?
cupation of Kin Chau by Russia, said-'.
"Kin Chau In an Important ? walled,
city (not an open pot t) at the head of
tho Uulf of Eau-Tung, and it com?
mands the mouth of the river Yaloo,
where the steal naval battle between
the .lapamne and Chinese was fought,
and tho other Important rivers which'
flow into 'the gulf. It Is about equally
distant between tho mouth of the Ya?
loo river nnd the terminus of tho great
will of China. It commands tho nail
way, system recently oahstruot/ad frorrr ;
Tlcn-Tsln to the capital of Manchuria;
and Is of pre-emlnen-t. Importance .as a"
strategic position. The seizure of the.>
port shows that Russia, has practically
taken possession of Corea. Menc.hurli
and tho Gulf of Ulu Eun-g and pos?
sesses a significance which will causa ,
consternation among the diplomats- In
tho world- Its situation bs such that;
its possession practically places Russia
in a position to defy the world
Odcpsn. Dec. 27.?U Is reported thai
"two first class cruisers, with a largo
number of oxlra marines, have been
ordered to join tho Russian sciuadron.
In Chineac witters.
Milium: to havk'run:.
l'eipilon Ilurrnu Invents n Pinn lo KxV
poilito (ho Disposition of claims.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 27.?A. new
order, 'the enforcement of which
believed will expedite the d|sposltlo
pension claims now ponding, has
issued by Commissioner Evans, of.
Pension Olllce. It Is, as folfows:
"Hereafter claims for increase of pen?
sion will not lie considered within':
twelve months from 'the last action-?al?
lowance or rejection."
"Tho necessky for the new order,"'
said an ofliclal of -the Pension BureaU/j
"grows .'largely out of the calls made'
on the olllce for a statement of the
sitatus of pending cases by members of .
Congress. These calls have to be an-:}
swered to the oxclusion of the other'
claims pending, which should be.token
up In their order. It is only fab; to
those cases whlph have not had any:
consideration thatt they should be .taken.I
up as promptly as, possible. The ofllco,
does not 'think that any injustice or
hardship will result to claimants - by,,
refusing to reoonaider'their case aoher.1.'
It has once been acted on for a period t
of .twelve months. If a pension Is al-?
lowed a new 'disability of such char.-,
noter as 'to bring about serious result.1?;:'
It is not likely to'develop within that
period; while If tho claim Is rejected:
because of lack of .disability, the claim-';
ant In all probability will not become-.'
so disabled within the twelve ninths'
as to make a postponement of %ho, caso;
a hardship. The order Is absolutely^
necessary for the prompt prosecution
of the work of the bureau and its ensx
foreement will aid materially, in hrlhg-i
ing this about." - . ' e:':^
COTTON BURNING FIERCEEY. -
Fire on the Eamberfs Point Reals t3*
Efforts to Extinguish, it.
St. Johns. N. B.. Dec. 27.?The fife.ln>
the cotton cargo of ihe British'stoa.tn'i'.
ship 1/nmbert's Point, Captain Hum.
plueys, from Norfolk, V.a? for I,!v;r-..
1?)'1, which arrived here ytisu/-day';
ni'ter forty hours battling with tho
names, te.sists all efforts to extlnfrulslv
It. Two tugs and several engines,:.ojji
the city fire department are now puanl?-*
Ing water into the blitzing mass,
WASN'T PURE RYE.
-New York, Due. 27.?A week''.acyo'?'(?'
gang of furniture movers, crtwo1 upon,'Hi;
demijohn labeled "pure ry'e wh'?'r
In a houso from which th?Y.\vero'.<
Ing tho furniture. They drank?
contents; and as % result Jar '
agon Is dead a nd Patrick; H
dying, white three o'hor r
covering after ,v KeverQ
NERVOUS -TROBB/Ss itl! 0
-with A NIM AU KXTJftA?TS
tolls how. WAOHIWaTQ.N
CO., -.Washington, J>. C't