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Negotiations to Ilave Her Inde
AN INDEMNITY TO SPAIN
The United States Said to lie Aet
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the Madrid Government to lirlng
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navana, via Key West, Fla., April 15.--A
sensation lias been created here by re
ports that are being widely commented
upon in Spanish circles, that peace will
very soon be established in Cuba, through
negotiations now in progress between
the Administration at Washington, tlio
Madrid government, and the Cuban Junta
at Xew York, the latter supported by Gea.
Callxto Garcia and the Cuban govern
ment in the field.
It is said that the only obstacle in the
way ot making a peaceful arrangement
has been the uncompromising attitude of
Scuor Canovns del Castillo and some of
the prominent leaders of the Conscivativc
party in Spain.
As soon as there is a change in the gov
ernment at Madrid, and the liberal party,
led by Senor Sagasta, assumes power, it is
said that a treaty of peace will be con
cluded. All the other parties are in com
plete accord, and only await a change In
the Spanish administration to announce
La Euohn alludes to these reports, and
ilnnounces that they are believed to be
true by Spanish military men.
If any agreement! or peace has been made
by the Cuban lenders, it Is on the bavis
of the absolute Independence of the island.
For the promotion of negotiations on that
ground, the Cuban junta at New York ha
absolute powers, indorsed not only by the
Cuban cabinet and Gen. Callxto Garcia,
hut also by Gen Maximo Gomez.
It is said in Cuban circles in this city
that tlio leaders or the revolutionists in the
United States have sent to "Washington a
scheme for peace on this basis, presenting
to-Mr. Sherman a plan for the payment by
Cuba to Spain or a war indemnity of about
$100,000,000. The conditions sine qua
non of the offer is that Spain shall recog
nize the independence of Cuba. The United
States in all these negotiation, is acting as
a fuendly Intermediary.
It is certain at least that a communica
tion received here from Madrid and whose
contents are known to a number of lead
ing Spaniards in Havana, bays that at a
late council of the ministers, presided over
by the queen regent, reference was made
to favorable news coming from Washing
ton with legard to the prospects of peace
in Cuba. Gen. Gomez writes to a friend
from the estate of La Reforma, in Santa
Clara piovince, that his military position
1b very strong and he does not believe
the whole Spanish army of- 40,000 men
in the province could make a successful
-attack upon him. "My health is very
good,'' he adds, "and I feel as strong as
in my better days.''
Another paragraph in the letter says of
the possibilities of peace:
"I believe it will be stupid on the part
of Spain not to accept au indemnity in
exchange for the recognition of the inde
pendence of Cuba. As we will fJglit for
independence to the bitter end, Spain will
be responsible for the continuance of this
war belorc God and man."
GUEHERA MAKES "DENIAL.
Says the Henort Is Intended
Facilitate a Spanish Loan.
New York, April 15. Benjamin Guereia,
the treasurer of the Cuban junta, said
tonight that any reports of negotiations
for peace not based on the independence or
the island, was simply a blurf on the part
of the Spanish government, which is just
at present trying to negotiate a loan in
England. By means of this rumor, he
said, it is expcted to facilitate the loan
Mr. Guerera said that the junta liad noth
ing whatever to do with any such negotia
tion. Mr. Guerera hah just returned rrom
Washington, and heard nothing about such
negotiations while in that city.
SANDOVAL IN PHILADELPHIA.
Said to Be Ready to Proceed Against
Philadelphia, April 15. At a private
meeting of Cubans and Cuban sympathizers
held this evening, it was resolved to do
everj thing possible to frustrate the ob
ject of Major Juno Sandoval, of General
Wejler's starf, in his visit to this country,
which it lias been learned is nothing less
than the arrest of Gen. T. Estrada Palma,
In New York, and Secretary Quesada at
Washington. One has been the minister of
the so-called republic to the United States,
the other the charge d'affaires at the na
tion's Capital. Both arc the heads of the
Cuban junta in America.
"With their arrest and the arrest of other
members of the body that controls all
the operations of the revolutionists on
the island, It is and has been for some
time, considered by Wejlcr the end of the
It is alleged that in the last days of the
Cleveland administration such a step was
proposed. The President is represented
as having been in favor of it. His Secre
tary or State, Olncy, was against it. So
was the then Senator John Sherman, or the
Foreign Relations Committee, and now the
Secretary of State.
The purpose of Sandoval's visit here, It
is said, is to secure in this city, from
which place most of the filibustering ex
peditions have gone in the past two years,
such corroborative evidence of the docu
mentary testimony now In his possession
that he may be enabled to institute pro
ceedings for the arrestof the entire Cuban
The step is recognized as a perilous one
for the Spanish government, because de
feat in the courts of justice moans defeat
in everything in the way of legal proceed
ings in the United States.
It is understood that If the prosecution 1
is begun It -will be begun in tlio "United
States dibinct court for the eastern dis
trict or Pennsylvania, and that some of
the ablest attorneys in the country will
be engaged on either side.
Looking Out for Filibusters.
New York, April 13. The British steam
er Aidanhor an ived today. Last Sunday,
at 6:30 p. m. , when off Palm Jlcnch, Fla ,
she was overtaken by a United States war
vessel, which steamed around the freighter
and appealed to be inspecting her closely.
An officer hailed the Ardanhor and asked
her name, which was given. This appar
ently satisfied the commander or the man-of-war
and bhe quietly dropped back and
steamed away in sueli a manner that her
name could not be seen.
THE GHEEKS IN
A Vast Conspiracy to Aid
New York, April 15. The Rev. William
J. Hill, pastor or St. Patrick's Roman Cath
olic Church, Brooklyn, ai rived home today
after a tour of Europe. He says that while
in Constantinople, he learned on trust
worthy authority that 200,000 of King
George's subjects in Turkey have banded
together in a secret organization, anil when
the first positive demonstration or hostility
is made, they will set In motion a carefully
prepared plan to burn Constantinople.
Many of the members of this organiza
tion are Greek merchants, and all are
SAMOS READY TO REBEL
The Turks Intend to A'iolafe Their
Ilenort That the Turks Havi
Compelled the Insurgents to
Hetire Into Greece.
Athens, April 15. Advices received here
from Vathi, capital of the island of Samos,
giva further proof, if any were needed,
of the hollowness of the protestation of
the porte when It declares thntit i favor
able to the establishment of autonomy in
Crcte.and sliow now little regard the Turk
ish government has for treaty obligations.
Samos is an autonomous principality
which pays yearly a small tiibute to
Turkey, to which the island belongs.
When autonomy was granted to Samos H
was provided by treaty that Turkey should
maintain a garrison in the island, not to
exceed .100 men. The Samiots have now
learned that it is the intention or the
porte to increase the military force by K00
troops, thus doubling the strength of the
garrison provided for In the treaty. The
receipt of this news ca.ised the greatest
excitement and the advices received
here show that the island is on the vc
of i evolution.
As soon as the fact became known to the
authorities the assembly was convened
The chamber made a most vigorous pro
tect against the proposed Invasion of
treaty rights, and recorded the resolution
of the islanders to forcihly pi event any
tampering with their libei ties.
THE INSURGENTS RETREAT.
Said to Have Been Driven Back
London, Apiil 15. The oonespondent of
the Daily News, who is now at Volo, Tlies
insurgents in the hospital there that the
entire force of insuigcnts were driven from
Krania, in Macedonia, by the Turkish
troops. They thereupon retreated into
Greek territory under ordes from the Eth
nlke Iletalna, which regaided further blood
shed useless unless the regular Greek army
supported the Invaders.
Thedispatch adds t hatthc total Insurgent
losses since March 1G was twenty-six killed
and twenty wounded.
THE HOULE YOPES MILLIONS.
The Government' Bill Passes on
Its First Reading.
Athens, April 15. The boule today
passed on its first reading the bill intro
duced by the government yesterday for a
credit of 23,000,000 drachm-is (Si,
600,000) for purposes of the ministers
of war and marine.
A Turkish Governor Protests.
Canea, April 15. Ismail Bey, the civil
governor, has made a protest against the
behavior or the British troops who arc on
duty here. Beyond the fact that the pio
tcst has l een made, no facts in connection
with the matter can be learned.
OPERATIONS IN MACEDONIA.
The Greek Irregulars Hold All Rood 4
London, April 15. A dispatch from
Larissa says the Greek irregulars are conr
tinning operations in Macedonia. A consid
erable force has penetrated to the rear of
some of the strong Turkish positions.
The "irregulars" now hold allot the four
roads leading from the Thessalian frontier
inthedirectionor Grcvcna. Anotlierfenture
of the opeutions which looks favorable
to t,he Greeks, is the Tact that at least one
thousand mountaineers of the country trav
ersed by the Greeks have joined the irreg
ular forces, and the Albanians are desert
ing from the Tuikish forces near Mount
Olympus, and are joining the Greek forces.
The whole campaign was "well conceived,
and has heon executed with great .skill.
The report of the capture of Kipuii,
north of Baltlno, by the Greeks, is con
firmed and, in addition, the main forces
of the irregulars have acHanced as far as
Tigavltza, where there is an important
bridge across a mountain toirent.
Fiom that point Chief Davelis sent a
detachment, consisting of the Italians
under Col. Cipriani, the well-known So
cialist leader, to the left of Pigavitza,
with instructions to attack and capture
Zlovof, a small town occupying an im
portant strategic position. The Italians
accomplished their task. They are now
holding Zlovof and placing it in a position
to withstand an attack from the Turks.
Simultaneously with ordering the move
ment against Zlovof, Chief Davelis sent
another column ot Irregulars to the light
from Tignvitza under orders to invest and
capture Sltovon, another town occupying,
a strategic position. This movement was
After the capture of Zlovof, the Greek
irregular Torce operating in that direction
continued its advance 60 far as Kritudcs,
Plisla and Kourduzi. The Greeks have
been Instructed to hold the latter place
at all costs, as it commands the right ap
proach to Grcvcna, which is held by a
strong Turkish force.
Another column of Greek Irregulars
started for Macedonia from Zarkoh, half
way between Larissa and Trikhala.
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JUDGE STQRROW S1CKEK
He Was Counsel for Venezuelan
FELL DEAD IN THE LIBRARY
In Company "With Hon. S. Mallet
Provost He "Was Admiring the
Works of Art In the Building
"When Death Overtook Hlin A
Prominent Boston Jurist.
Hon. James J. Storrow, counsel for the
Venezuelan Boundaiy Commission, diopped
dead of heart disease in one of the hand
some corridors of the new Congressional
Library building about -1 o'clock yesteiday
Death was due to heart trouble, and the
deceased was stricken while standing ad
miring the sculpture which adorns the
niches of the interior of the Llbiary build
ing. Mr. Storrow was sixtj-flve years or
age, and for a greater part of a century
has been one or the most prominent attor
neys of New England. Bis home was in
Boston, where he enjoyed a large and luci a
tivepiactice. After the appointment of the Venezuelan
boundary commission Judge Stoirow wu
strongly recommended ab eounbcl, and out
of an Inexhaustible array of legal talent
lie was chosen as the legal adviser and at
torney for thecommisslon.
Be left his home in Boston some timcago,
and accompanied by his wife and daugh
ter has hcenspending sometime this spring
at Old Point Comfort.'
Yesterday morning lie had expected to
argue a case in the Supreme Court or the
United States, and for that purpose he came
to Washington yesterday.
Be an ived early in the day and regis
tered at the Hotel Wellington. He was
apparently in the best of spliits, and ex
pressed himself as feeling quite well.
Upon reaching Washington helearnedthnt
his case, which was set for yesterday,
had been for some reason postponed several
days. During the forenoon he called at
the offices or the commission and had
social and business chat with the officials.
There he met Hon. S. Mallet Provost, of
New York, the secretary ot the commis
sion, who also arrived in town yesterday.
Mr. Storrow stated that he intended to
return to Old Point at night, and having
nothing to do in the meantime, expressed
a desire to go through tlio New Library
building, as he had never been inside or
it since its completion. Accompanied by
Mr. Trovost, he boarded an electric car
and entcied the Library about 3 o'clock.
For some time tlio two gentlemen admired
the beautiful structure and its works of
It was while he was looking upon one of
the graceful figuics he suddenly fell over
against the wall and dropped to the floor.
Be was picked up by several guides and
persons in the vicinity and taken into
the office of the captain of the watch,
where he died without being able to utter
Br. Curtis, whose office is directly op
posite the Library, on East Capitol street,
was atoncesummoned, and hastened to the
building, but was unable to render any
assistance, as death had to all appearances
The captain of the watch refused to
allow anyone to view the remains until
Coroner Hammett was notified, and gave
directions that the body be removed to
Spear's undertaking rooms on V street
Bis wife and daughter, who are still
at Old Point, were informed by wire of
his death last'night and are expected to
arrive here today. He also has a son, who
Is associated with him in law practice,
who was notified of his father's 6udden
Arrangements for the final dispositon
of the remains will not be made until the
THE SITUATION "IN 'THE HOUSE.
arrival or the family today, butit is likely
that the body will be lcmoved to Boston
for funeral and interment.
LARGE FIRE IN. KEW ORLEANS.
The MoreMiue Block and Several
Other Huildlngs Destroyed.
New Oilcans, April 15. A destructive
fire broke out at 1 p in. today in the large
furniture establishment of P. J. Mont
gomery & Co., in tlio Moresque Building,
Corner of Camp and Pordras streets.
The Moresque Building covered an en
the block. From the Montgomery store
the fire sptead to the china and crockery
store of Cauclies.t Sons, in the same build
ing, completely destroying both stores and
their large stocks of goods.
The fire crossed South street, destroy
ing the reslileuce or Ur Tibauit and a
leather goods store- It nlso crossed Camp
street, destroying 'the offices or the Ger
man 'Jazctte and the, Telegram, the Wash
ington saloon, and the carpet and wall
paper establishment" of IR-ntli, Schwartz
& Co., and crossing Poydras, Injured the
Wavcrly Hotel and two adjacent build
ings. Three firemen were hurt by falling
ruins, but not dangerously.
The total loss will reach $750,000.
THIS HKYNOLDS JIURDER.
IiiMum; Mnrtin Mowry Hollered" to
Have Been Guilty.
Oakland, It. I., Aril 15. Excitemunt
over the murder and 'burning of the Rey
nolds family abated today.
The residents of the town are satisfied
that the eilme wa'HVpmmltted by Mai im
Mowry, the crazy man who resided in the
Reynolds' house. Mowry, who Is sixty
j ears ot age and a bachelor, is still in jail
at Harrisvllle, butit is believed he will
be removed to the State asylum us soon
as he can be legally committed.
. Be has been .legarded as "queer" since
his advent here, but none bclle-vcd him
GORDY FOUND GUILTY.
He Received thf- Verdict Sullenly
and "Without limotion.
Wilmington, Belr April 15. James M.
Gordy was founil ,gui(t'y of murder in the
first degree at Georgetown this evening.
The fourth aridlasfc- day of the trial
was devoted to-iirgunlent, and at 5:30
the jury rctired'.freUirning at 7:00 with
"a verdict. , i
Gordy received the news sullenly and
displayed no emotion, simply twisting his
moustache. Scntenoe was not imposed.
The verdict gives Kajtisfaction in Sustex
county. '- ' i
It Stops Steel-Jacketed Missiles From
Chicago, April 15. .Oasltnir Zeglcr, a
brother of the order-of Insurrectionists, at
a cloister connected with the St. Stanislaus (
rollsli Church, in Noble street, has Invented
a cloth or silk aud wool-treated chemically,
which is declared to! be bullet-proof.
In a test made yesterday a piece or cloth
which he had woven .stopped steel-Jack t
ed bullets fired luto'ilt from a regulation
United States rifle at a distance of one
hundred and fifty yards. The vloth is
half an inch thick. A breast-plate made of
It would weigh four pounds.
A Notorious Moonshiner Captured.
Atlanta, Ga., April 15. Harris Bramlett,
a noted moonshiner, has been raptured.
Bramlett has been identified with some of
the bloodiest tragedies ever enacted in the
hills of north Georgia. Be was the leader
of the famous band of whitceaps that at
one time terrorized north Georgia with
their deeds. " '
Furniture stored; rnattresses remade,
carpets renovated." Fireproof. EMPIRE
CARPET GLEANING CO., 031 Mass. ave.
Very nice White Pine, dressed, 2c a ft.
Llbbey A Co.tGth at aad.New York ave. tr
Mantels, Any Size, Sl.OO Ap!ece.
Llbbey & Co.,66h 8t, ondN'ew York ave. tf
HUNTER LUCKS 10 VOTES
Kentucky Legislature Ballots
Three Times Without Result.
SENATOR 'MARTIN INCENSED
SHrer Aien Say He In No TJemoerut
and That They "Would Prefer
Hunter Judge Cantrell Charge
the Grand Jury Not t5 Show Any
Frankrort, Ky., April 15. Three ballots
were taken in the joint session of the
legislature today, but Dr. Hunter agalu
lacked two votes of a majority. The sound
money Democrats voted ror Senator Martin,
the bolting Republicans for Mr. Boyle, and
sllverites for Blackburn. Feeling is grow
ing very btiter between the different
factions. Senator Martin, who has always
supported Blackburn, is especially -wrathy
because he is now given no cliauce, but the
sllverites maintain that he is no Demo
crat, and that they would prefer Hunter.
As to Governor Bradley, no one thinks
about him now. Some of Dr. Hunter's
friends declare that the legislature must
adjourn without electing.
The grand Jury is still investigating the
bribery charges against Dr. Hunter. This
morning Judge Cantrell said to the Jury.
"1 have felt it my duty to call you to
gether, to speak to you about the mattcrof
the bribery chaiges berore the legislature
that have caused so much publicity and are
under your investigation. I am sorry this
matter could not have been brought up after
the legislature's session was concluded, and
-reel that it is the duty or the legislature to
wash its own dirty linen, but having at
tempted the investigation, it is your duty
to probe it to the bottom, and in doing so
I command jounot toshowanyfavorltism."
Senator Clarke was one of the witnesses
examined today. He refused to testify
on the ground that he was a legislator.
Judge Cantrell had him arrested, and then
he consented to tell all he knew.
The newspaper correspondent who was
arrested yesterday surrendered after a
short confinement and was examined at
It is said late tonight that all parties
in connection with alleged Hunter bribery
charges will be indicted.
THE APPOINTMENT OF BtJNDY.
A Republican Politieinn Says Mr.
Shattuek "Will Lose Votes.
Cincinnati, April 13. The appointment
from this city by Republican Congressman
W. B. Shattuek, of Richard C. Bundy, a
colored lad, to a cadctship at Annapolis
Naval Academy, and the reported de
termination of the cadets to subject Bundy
to indignities or at least ostracism, be
sides being of deep local interest, seems
to be fast gaining the attention of the
Theie Is wide diversity of opinion here
on the color line. A prominent Republican
politician in this district has expressed the
opinion that no man has the unqualified
right to trample under foattlie customs and
Ignore the prejudices or so Iurge a part
ol the public as Mr. Shattuek has done, and
that the Congressman will lose many sup
porters by this actloa.
To Improve Faneail Hall.
Boston, April 15. The finance commit
tee of the city council has betore it a
proposition for the improvement of Faiieuil
Hall, which, if carried put, means that the
historical structure will be made as near
fireproof as such an old building can be.
12-JnelnStoelr Boards, Si per Km ru
Llbboy & Co., 6th st. and New York ave.
Ivy Insttt'ute Business College, 8th andK
None better $25 a year, day or night.
RAILROADS DEFY THE LAW.
Stieet Car Companies Refuse to
Take Three Cents ior Fare.
Indianapolis, Ind., April 15. This city
is in a fever of excitement tonight over
the ejection of men. women and chitdrm
from the street cars today because they
refused to pay illegal fares.
At the recent session or the legislature
a law was passed reducing streetcar Tares
in this city from 5 to 3 cents, and the
act went into effect today.
Early this morning the patrons of the
company began to offer the legal fare,
but the conductors refused to accept it
and demanded five cents. In all cases
where this was not paid the passengers
were ejected from the cars.
Late tonight thirty determined citizens
boarded a car on the Pennsylvania street
lino and tendered the 3-ccnt fare. The
conductor refused it, and when he at
tempted to put a passenger off , all or the
others came to his assistance, and a riot
was barely averted.
There will be organized parties tomor
row boarding the canUn surncientmimtKirs
to force conductors tr ccopt 3-ccnt fares.
Suit is now pending In the Federal court,
in which cx-Presidont Harrison appears Tor
the company, asking for an injunction
against the enforcement of the 3-centIaw
.DEATH TAKES MRS, TILTON
Striken With Apoplexy and Uncon
scious to the End.
She Died Tuesday Night, But Strenu
ous .Efforts "Were 31 tide to Keep
the Matter Secret.
New York, April 15. Mrs. Elizabeth R.
Tllton, wife of Theodore Tilton, who gained
considerable notoriety in connection with
the troubles of the late Henry Ward
Bcechcr, died on Tuesday evening at 1403
Pacific street, Brooklyn. Mrs. Tilton was
sixty-three years old, and was stricken
with apoplexy about a month ago A
week ago she suffered another stroke and
remained unconscious until the end came.
After the famous Beecher-Tilton trial.
Mrs. Tilton led a very retired life. Her
husband went to 1'aris a few months later,
where It Is said he is at present. The new.s
of Mrs. Tilton's death will be a great
surprise, even to her neighbors. Crepe has
not been placed on the door, and the most
strenuous efforts have been made to keep
the matter tecret
Mrs. Tilton's husband was a stenographer
in Brooklyn in 1851, and took down Henry
Ward Beeeher's sermons in Plymouth"
Church. Tilton. succeeded Beech er I a 18G1
as editor-iu-chief of thelndependent, which
was owned by Henry C Bo wen. The mar
ried life of the Tiltnns was unhappy, and
in 187o Mrs. Tilton left her husband's
home. Beecher, when consulted, advised
a separation. This advice caused a rup,
ture between Beecher and Tilton. Tilton
secured his infant, and later Mrs. Tilton
returned to him.
Bowen and his editor had a falling out,
and in an interview with Bowen, Tilton
charged Beecher with dishonorable conduct
towards Mrs. Tilton.
Tilton, at Rowcn's request, wrote a letter
to Beecher, asking the latter to resign as
pastor of Plymouth Church. Beecher de
nounced Tilton's charges as insane, and
refused to resign. Subsequently Tilton ob
tained an alleged confession fconihi wife,
which she later retracted, in Beeeher's pres
ence. Beecher and Tilton subsequently were
reconciled, but rumors began to spread
again, and Beecher printed a cardoi denial.
Tilton's name was stricken from the Ply
mouth Church rolls, and Tilton published
an alleged conresslon of Beecher-
In August, 1874, Tilton, four years after
the wrong charged, brought his suit for
divorce, naming Beecher as co-respondent.
The trial was famous in legal annals, both
for length and for ability of counsel en
gaged. The jury finally disagreed. After
the trial, Mrs. Tilton was alleged to have
made another confession, which Beecher
met with another denial.
When Beecher died, Mrs. Tilton expressed
regret that she could not have been taken
OPPOSES THE LUMBER DUTY.
Ex-Senator "Warner Miller Thinks
It Too High.
New York, April 15. Ex-Senator Warner
Miller, who is largely interested in the
lumber and wood pulp industries, is not in
favor of the high duty on lumber. He was
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel today nr.d said
that he thought $2 per thousand on lumber
was excessive, and in view of the factthat
white pine and other timber was becoming
scarce in this country, no duty at all would
"Under the McKinley bill the duty on
lumber was only $1 a thousand, and that
was high enough," he added "la order to
raise a revenue for the Government I sup
pose it is necessary to place a duty tin
lumber, but I do not see why it should be
so high. We get much or our lumber from
Canada, and a5 time passes we will have
to Import more."
ZECUY LOVED HIS MOTHER.
Grief Over ner Death Caused His
Vienna, April 15.-Count Guide Zcchy
committed suicide at Sangallyc, a village
In Hungary, yesterday, by shooting him
self with a revolver. The act was com
mitted upon the grave of his mother. He
was twenty-one years of age and was a
student in the law academy atPressburg.
It is supposed that grief over the death
of his mother led him to end his life
The Harri.sbiirjr Scaudal.
Tiarrisburg, Pa., April 15. The senate
resolution to investigate the scandal with
Which the legislative halls have been buzz
'ng, was not taken up in the house today,
and it is hinted that- the resolution will
fail of concurrence.
In the house this afternoon Representa
tive Seifort, of Lancaster, Introduced a
resolution, which was adopted, providing
for a commission to investigate the penal
institutions of the State.
Carter Harrison Inuiignrntefl.
Chicago, April 15. Mayor Carter H
Harrison was inaugurated tonight, and took
the chair which his father filled with such
distinction ror so many years.
DcuthH of ft Day
George E. Hardy, professor of English
und literature, died yesterday at Rosclle,
N. J. Age forty years.
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SHERMAN'S DOUBLE GIE
Why the Annexation of Hawaii
JAPAN'S FINE DIPLOMACY
Secretary of State Says That There
Is Nothing Startling in the
Hawtiiltin Situation Annexation
I'leon-IIoIed by the President
und Side-Trucked by Speaker Heed.
The fact that Mr. Itecd has aifpointrtl no
committeiS cxeeptone has nrrectml almost!
every pubHe interest of thecoHntry, except
the passage or a tariff bin. Mr. Tieed,
however, czarandall as he has been named,
is acting under orders.
One ot the latest evidence of this fat
is that the matter or the annexation oC
Hawaii languishes in the office of th sec
retary of State. It also lias been pigoa
holed in the office or the President
Some weeks ago The Times publiMieU
the news that there was ,m unusual in
flux of Japanese into Honolulu. At tno
headquarters or the ex-queea this fact was
understood to mean something more than
the mere flocking of an unusual number t
immigrants to the island It was coluoizar
tion for a purpose. The Japanese arc, ex
cept the Portuguese, Americans, and var
ious nationalities or Europe, the ni-'st in
telligent people on the island, and the Jip
anese number already 24,000, while the
Europeans and Americans together number
only 23,000. ThU fact alone indicates the
interest that the Japanese government has
in the island, but there is also a traditional
belief that Japan wants the island as js,
part of her dominions.
The movement of the Japano; to the
island in large numners is, however,
said a well ported representative of tho
annexation scheme last night, not a rmg
of the past Tew months. The recent report
made by the department of foreign uff nrs
of the Hole government, of which Mr.
Sherman has a copy, shows that this
colonization has been going on for four
years. Recently, however, a whole ho-iG
load of Japanese of the more intelligent
class went over to Honolulu, and this was
the circumstance that opened the ejes of
this Government. Among thegj; latest
arrivals were many students' from Jap
anese colleges. These evidently did not
go there for the purpose of trying rha
new coffee boom or ot working on tho
sugar plantations. '
Eefore this, howcvr, the Japan se
movement had been noted by the repre
sentatives of the government who tame to
tlriscountry, amongthem being (Jen Hart
well, who wrote the abdication which cx
Queen J.ihuokalani signed, and Attorney
General -Smith, of the Hawaiian .Repub
lic It was undented that the object oC
their visit was to renew interest in the
annexation scheme, which was in a fair
way of acconiplishmant, when Mr. Cleve
land withdrew the treaty from the Senate.
The Hawaiian representatives were in
formed soon after the inauguration jf
President McKinley that the annexation
plans would have to wait until the tariff:
was out of the way, that !s to say, until
It was disposed of by the House.
Conferences which have Pvidently memt
nothinc were had between Secretary sier
man ami Minister Hatch and the Attorney
General, although it was stated that thsc
conferences were merely informal They
have been so informal that Gen Ilartwell.
the chief legal adviser of the Hole govern
ment at its formation, and who was here 1 n
the annexation business, has left the cty
andgone to Boston. It was the intention of
the Hawaiian representatives to have tho
old treaty sent to the Senate, to ask for a
commission, or to have the question of an
nexation, failing both of theothertwopl.ius',
opened up in the House.
All of theeplans, it was stated last idsht,
have failed. President McKinley ami
Secretary Sherman both favor annexation,
but the wool schcdulists and other influ
ences have both of them, figuratively, by
the back of the neck, ir Mr McKinley
should send the old treaty to the Senate
and ic should be disposedof in shorcorder,
as Is very likely, considering the temper
of the Republican Senators on the ques
tion, to say nothing of Democratic sup
port, it would have to go to the House and
Mr. Reed would have to appoint a commit
tee to consider it. This, however, would
run counter to the House program which.
Mr. Reed is carrying out, not merely for
himself, but tor every interest expectiag
to be benefited by the new tarirr bill
It was said by a Republican Senator last
night that the Hawaiian treaty would rot
go to the Senate as long as Senator Hanna,
who is pledged to the tariff railroad sched
ule, desires there be no treaty. Mr.
Reel find the House adjournments hava
cut orr the hope of the presentation of tno
Hawaiian matter by any member of tho
House, an lsothe Dologovcrnmentstands.or
will stand as long as it can. If it fail, as it
is said it may fail, by reason or its in
creasing public debt, nothing can preventt
first a Japanpse protectorate and then
Secretary Sherman was asked last n.g'ifc
If there was anything new in the situation.
He said that there was nothing at ail
startlinc In the present condition of af
fairs. He said that the going to Hawaii
of the Philadelphia, was or no importance,
or of any other American ships. "Why
ships," he said, "go there every dav "
It was "stated last night, nevertheless,
that the matter of the colonization of tha
island by Japanese had been Investigated,
but it was found that all tlic ships in the
United States could not prevent it Thrro
is nothing in the law of the Hole govern
ment to prevent the immigration of Jap
anese, and the bluff or the Philadelphia
did not amount to anything. The cnly
remedy for the condition of affairs jp
pear3 to be annexation, but this will not
oe had with Mr. Reed in the House and
Mr. Hanna in the Senate.
A CONVICT HOASTS HIMSELF.
Horrible Method of Suicide Adopted
by Charles Loujr.
HartfordjConn., April 1 5.-Charles Long,
a. desperate convict at the State prison at
Wcthersfield, committed suicide early this
morning. At 5.30 o'clock he spoke to
the night watchman, and" said that he
would not work today. Later flames
came through the grated door of his cell.
A hose was turned on, and Long, withhla
head ablaze, was pulled from his cell, dead.
He had torn a slit In his mattress, pushed
in his head, covered the upper partof Ms
body with the blanket, and over all had
poured kerosene from his Inmp. Then a
match was applied. The head was nearly
burned from the body, the face being
blackened beyond recognition.