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The Circulation of THE TIMES Icsterday
Tor the District of Columbia, Delaware,
and Maryland, generally fair; slightly
"warmer; southerly -winds.
WAsnisreToisr, Thursday morotngt, may 20, 1897 eight pages.
THE fillSTIGE SIGHED
Greek and Turkish Commanders
Agree Upon the Details.
THE AFFECTIONATE CZAR
ille Writes a Letter Full of Sympathy
"aud Tenderness to Ills Friend,
.'the Sultan, and Keceives ail Ap
4 propriate Reply Greece Cannot
s. Pay Iudenmlty.
, A'thcns, May 19. An agreement, con
cluding an armistice, was signed at Arta
at noon today liy the commanders of tlio
Greek and Turkish forces. It wasarranged
that thu Tuiks should reoccupy their po
rtion on the right bank of the Arachthos
.(Arta) River, and that the Greeks should
retire to the left bank.
The government telegraphed the text
of the agreement to the crown prince at
Lamia and instructed him to send officers
to Edhem Pasha, the Turkish commander-in-chief,
to notify him of the armistice that
bad been concluded for Fpirus.
THIS CZAR'S L1HTER.
Bii AMires the Sultan of His Un
London, May 19. A dispatch from Con
stantinople gives the following as the
text of the Czar's message to the Sultan,
asking Tor the cessation of hostilities-
"Your imperial majesty will not feel
astonished by the fact that, encouraged
by the evidence of sincere friendship and
neighborly feeling which exist between
us, I take upon myself the task of ad
dressing to your august sensibility my ex
pression of the wish that you will cr nvu
the heroic successes of your soldiers by a
unpensfon of hostilities. This is a course
Which will be in entiie accord with the
firmness and peaceful moderation ytu
evinced at the commencement of the cam
paign. Your imperiul majesty will thus ac
complish on act which will be entirely iu
conformity with wisdom and moderation,
and which will serve to still farther aug
ment the respect and admiration you, ier
Boually, inspire, and of which I will for
ever retain the memory.
"I pray your imperial majesty to be
good enough to believe in my unalterable
According to the dispatch, the Sultau
replied, expressing lively and sincere
)hanks, and informing the Czar that he
akad ordered the Turkish commanders to
In conclusion, the Sultan said:
"I pray your Imperial majesty to also
teke Into consideration that I wish for
)be friendly intervention of the powers
k assure the re-establishment of peace,
kavlng for its result the safeguarding if
the rights and prestige of my government
and the maintenance of general peace by
the subsequent continual security of my
PREMIER RAI.Ll'S STATEMENT.
He Says It Is Impossible for Greece
to Pay an Indemnity.
Berlin, May 19. The Athens correspon
dent of the Frankfort Zeitung sajs that
In an Interview today Trlme Minister Rulli
declared that Larissa and Trikkala, the
richest provinces of Greece, had been dev
ested and the harvest spoiled by the war,
and that the government would have to
provide for 130,000 refugees. Thus It
would be impossible for the government
to pay an indemnity to Turkey.
He added that the government medi
tated a compromise with Greece's for
eign creditors when peace shall have
The system of the European control
of Greece's finances, which has been
mentioned in connection with a settle
ment of the war, was humiliating, and,
moreover, it was worthless, in view of
Greece's bankruptcy. The payiug of an
indemnity would be merely putting the
creditor's money in the Sultan's pockets.
THE DEMANDS OE TURKEY.
fiho Will Insist on the Abolition of
Constantinople, May 10. A resume of
the official view of the situation, while
claiming that the Turkish demands are
fully justified, declares that the porte
would not create difficulty regarding the
payment of an indemnity or the cession
of Thessaly, but that it is impossible for it
to modify its demand for the abolition of
the capitulations in favor of Greek sub
jects In the Turkish empire. Should Europe
attempt to forcibly compel the porte to
yield this point a situation would he
created which, it Is declared, would
endanger the general peace. The porte
could not be answerable for the grave
consequences that would follow the in
evitable cxcltein"ntof the Turkish populace.
Constantino Confers IVltli Rnlli.
Athens, May 19. Crown Prince Constan
tino arrived at Imerbe, five miles from
Lamia, this evening, and had a telegraphic
conversation with Prime Minister Ralli.
It is said that part of the Greek army
occupies positions at Taratsa, while the
remainder are at Lamia and between
Lamia and Taratsa. Gen. Smolenski's
army has arrived at Lamia, and he has
4olned the ciown prince at Imeibe.
Ttetrented in Good Order.
London, May 19. The correspondent
ef the Morning Post, who was with the
Greek army at Domokos, has readied
Athens, from which city hp telegraphed
that the retreat of the Greeks was made
tn good order. The moon brightly Il
luminated tlie difficult" country Through
tahich tho troops passed, enabling them
o readily see their way. The crown
prlcce displayed great coolness and cour
age. JBliuds. 1 U inch thick, any size. SI
pair. Libbey & Co. , 6th and N. Y. ave. tf
TIIK SICAL QITLS.
It Gives Rise to a Discussion in the
Ottawa, May 10. In the House of Com
mons tonight the government was asked
If they were aware that much dtssatlpf ac
tion existed among the sealers in British
Columbia as to the operation of the pres
ent sealing regulations, and that the mat
ter was a subject now before the legis
lature of that province.
In reply Mr. Davles, minister of marine
and fisheries, stated that he was not aware
of such a condition of things prevailing
among the seal hunters of British Colum
bia. He did know, however, that consid
erable dissatisfaction was shown of late
by the Americans in respect to the sealing
He had no hesitation Is saying that he
thought there would be no alteration or
amendment of the agreement entered Into
between the United States and Great
Sri talc in regard to the Bering Sea seal
ing regulations, and that the same would
continue In force and be undisturbed until
made void by effluxion of time, which
would occur next year.
CONQUER WOUNDED CUBANS
Spaniards Capture an Unprotected
Hospital by Storm.
Kill All the Sick and the Physicians.
The Cubans Hlov Up a
Havana, via Key West, May 19. Tlie
Spanish forces, under Capt. Pulg, at
tacked a Cuban hospital near Bejucal, Ha
vana, capturing eighteen nurses and kill
ing all tlie sick and wounded and physi
cian1;. The total number of victims was
A Cuban force attacked Pulg and his
men two hours after their crime and put
them to flight after killing fifty men
At Lagulna Viejo, Pinar del Rio, Capt
Galesco, witli 200 Spaniards, was defeated
by Gen. Sanderas.
A train near Vega Alata nas been
blown up with dynamite by the insur
gents, killing over 100 Spanish soldiers.
The official reports of the Spaniaids !b
that tho explosion was caused by an ac
cident. OX TUE WAY TO CUBA.
The Dauntless to Make a Trip to
Oranjrc City, Fla.. May 19.-Yesterday a
freight train passed through here witn
two passenger coaches loaded with Cubans,
about so ,-enty-f ivd being on board. They
wont down to tlie eatt coast, and. it is
understood, they went to Miami.
A leport from there tonight says that
the Dauntless was sighted off tne coast to
day, and that in all probability she would
enter tonight and get the Cubans, who
were on one of the keys north of there.
The Dauntless slipped ont of Savannah
Monday and ran southward. She can run
into Miami tonight and get off before the
Vesuvius gets near her. The cruiser lert
Jacksonville, it Is stal d here today, and
ran out to sea, taking a southward course
It is known that there is yet a I urge cargo
stored at Miami and that Tor the past
week several carloads of material have
been sent down there marked "hardware."
SAGASTA ATTACKS SPAIN.
Liberal Leader Declares the Gov
erninentV, Policy Dangerous.
Madrid, May 19. Ex-Premier Sagasta,
the Liberal leader, at a meeting last even
ing made a violent attack upon the gov
ernment, during which he declared that
the truce granledby theLIberals was ended:
that the policy of the government was
dangerous, and that it must be vigorously
REPORT FROM CALHOUN.
3Ierely Informs the President of
His Arrival In Cuba.
Judge Day, Assistant Secretary of
State, informed a Times representative
yesterdaj that the department had re
ceived a communication from Special Com
missioner Calhoun He ddded that It con
tamed nothing further thun the mere an
nouncement of the arrival of Mr. Calhoun,
and that he had begun his investigation.
There was no report "concerning tlie in
vestigations or anything in the communi
cation to indicate the line that would be
pursued by the commissioner.
The Cuban question is undoubtedly at the
present time receiving moie attention fiom
the State Depaitment than it has at any
time since the beginning of the present
struggle lor liberty ,vand the belief Js rapid
ly gaining ground that the President is
having data prepared, which will at the
time he deems proper be used In formala
tlng plans foi the assistance of Cuba-
The alleged plan of the President to
Intercede with Spain to permit Cuba to
purchase her liberty has bnt few indorsers
among the more prominent public offi
cials, for the belief is general that Cuba
never could assume such a debt and bring
her devastated lauds Into a condition of
That the President Is preparing to an
nounce some plan for the pacific settle
ment of the difficulty is, however, generally
believed by men who are close to the State
Department, but It is also believed that
the plan will be held back for a considerable
time, unless Congress forces the Adminis
tration to act.
GAS BILLS DEFEATED.
The Consolidation Measure Fails In
the Illinois Legislature.
Springrield, 111., May 19 -Both gas bills
were defeated in the senate today.
The consolidation measure, which legal
izes the combination of the Chicago com
panies was lost by a vote of 2-1 nays to 11
yeas. The frontage bill, which compels
companies seeking new franchises to se
cure consent of a majority of property
owners, each mile, was defeated 20 to 18.
The bill lacked six votes of the majority
required to pas It. It is reported that the
defeat of the two gas bills in the senate
is simply a stock-Jobbing scheme. Ac
cording to the btory, the bills will be re
considered and may pass before the end
of the week. . .
"Turkish. Steamship CnptnreuT
Athens, May 19. A Greek torpedo boat
has captured the steamship Minerva, whlch
wasbound for Volo with seventy-two Turk
ish sailors and the new Turkish Governor of
Volo on board. The prize was taken to
Flooring a, 8, 10 inches wide, $1.25
per 100 ft. Libbey & Co., 6tU andN. Y. ave.
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FREE CUBA II TIE HOUSE
Belligerency Resolution Question
of Absorbing Interest.
EFFOKT TO DEFEAT MR. BAILEY
Much Depends Upon Speaker HeedV
Attitude Toward the Friends of
Cuba Meeting; of tho Committee
on Rules Plans to Pass the Relict
Resolution "VVlthont Recognition.
Should Speaker Reed today run rough
shod over the friends of Cuba and set the
rules of the House at defiance he will
precipitate a row the end of which no
man can foresee. If he defeats thecousid
eratlon of the belligerency resolution by
legitimate parliamentary method's no
trouble Is likely to ensue.
A meeting of the Committee on Rules has
been culled for this morning. The action
to be taken Is now known. The majority
of the committee, under the lash of the
Speaker, will report a rule under which
the House will consider thu resolution ap
propriating $50,000 for the relief of Amer
ican citizens In Cuba. Mr. Bailey and Mr.
McMillan will make a minority ieport that
the House, after this resolution has beei.
voted upon, shall at once proceed to con
sider a resolution granting belligerent
rights to Cuba. It is the custom to grant
twenty minutes' debate on each tide in
the consideration of these rules, but Mr
Bailey intends to make the effort in tin.
committee to extend this time to one
hour on each side.
It was well understood last night that
the Republicans as a body were to suir
port the majority report, and for the pur
pose of making certain of the result all
absentees were telegraphed to be in their
seats when the gavel falls today. Mr. Dal
zell will submit the rejort for the ma
jority, unci Mr Bailey will ask recognition
for the purpose of submitting a minority
report. It is not believed that the Speaker
will go to the extent of refusing to recog
nize Mr. Bailey, for should he do this lie
will but invite the revolt that would cer
tainly follow such a high-handed method
Speaker Reed will recognize Mr. Dalzell
first, who. after reporting his bill will
demand the previous question. There are
two ways in which the Speaker can pre
vent Mr. Bailey from accomplishing his
purpose. After Mr. Bailey seeks to submit
his minority report, the Speaker can either
declare it out of order or refuse to enter
tain it because the previous question ha.s
been demanded by Mr. Dalzell. It is no'
believed by good parliamentarians that
the Sppakor would hold the minority report
of a committee to bo not in order. Still, if
he should do so, Mr. Bailey will appeal
from the decision.
A more legitimate method of blocking
Mr. Bailey's move would be to refuse to
entertain it on account of the demand
for the previous question by Mr. Dalzell.
It would be possible, in this connection.'
for Mr. Dalzell to prevent Mr. Bailey from
addressing the House at all, were Mr.
Dalzell so inclined, and the Speaker pre
pared to back him up. Mr. Dalzell could
submit his rule, make a ten-minute state
ment and demand the pievious question
at once. This would, however, be such a
manifest violation of the precedents of
the House that it would lead to open re
volt. It is said that if Mr. Bailey is cut'
off in this fashion, he will insist, during "
the remainder of the session, that the
Republicans keep a quotum of their own
constantly on hand, and that unless such
quorum is present they will not be per
mitted to even approve the leading of
No filibuster will be attempted, it was
said by the leaders last night, to prevent
the passage of the relief resolution.
It is probable that the customnry'twenty
minutes debate will be granted, or possibly
the hour asked by Mr. Bailey. He will
not be alone in his advocacy of the rule
for the belligerency resolution, atleast, and
Republicans here asked him for a "por
tion of the time in which to support It
Should the debate extend over two hours
Mr. Bailey will make quite a. speech and
attack the Republicans for thelrTefusnl r.o
consider a subject which is. Indorsed by
thier party platform.
The day gives promise of being an ex
citing one, but the power of the Speaker
Doors.Any Slze.l J Inches Thick, $1.
FranlT Libbey & Co., Gthst. andN. Y, ave.
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"Not until after the passage of a Tariff Bill. '
and of tlie Administration can be counted
upon to keep the Republicansln line, unless
these influences have lost their potency .
A STRIKE CAUSES TROUBLE.
Free Fight Hot ween Whites
Blacks at Elizabeth City.
Elizabeth City, N. C, May 19. Serious
trouble between whites and blacks, grow
ing out of a strike, caused Intense ex
citement here this evening.
The beginning of the affair dates back
two weeks, when the negro laborers em
ployed by the Elizabeth City Lumber Com
pany went out on a stiike, demanding a
ten-hour day. The mill people declined to
grant the concession, and sent to Edenton
for white laborers, who went to work
This afternoon the strikers congregated
around the mllkand threatened violence uu
less the imported Jabor wjia at once dis
charged. The Whlces rcsented"thls and a
free fight ensued.Tesutting In many broken
heads and someserlotls injuries. A riot
alarm was soundeU anil the naval reserve
letachment responded with a howitzer and
gattlmg gun. The arrival of the military
quitednjatterssomewhat.batlt -a as neces
sary to charge the mob In order to disperse
them. Thereservearcstllloa guard around
the threatened property, but no further
serious trouble is feared.
k TRULY FEARLESS COURT
Judge Estill's Snrprising Charge to
a Grand Jury.
Heard Rumors That. He Had Been
Drunk and Orders' 'Himself In
dicted If the Report Is True.
Chattanooga, Tenn., May 19. Judge
Estill, of the Fourth Tennessee Judicial
circuit, who has heretofore borne a repu
tation for f earlessnessf at the assembling
of court, fairly took away the breath or
the bar and spectators here today by a
supplementary charge -to the grand jury.
Summoning that bodyinto his presence, he
addressed .himself to the foreman, Sam
"Mr. Foreman, I understand you have In
your possession information that the judge
of this court was -intoxicated at the last
term of court. If ' such' is a fact it fs
youi duty to indict ,the judge of this
court for drunkenness;"
"I have heard it eaidj" falteriugly re
plied the foreman, ."that' you were drunk
at that time." J
"Then, Mr. Foreman," said the judge,
"it is your plain duty.'to indict this court,
and I instruct you to do so if there is
sufficient evidence .to warrant you in so
"1 did not know," said the foreman,
"that we had a .right to indict the court."
"J charge you.'sald Judge Estill, In a
commanding voice 'fto investigate the
matter thoroughly? and If there is one
particle or ground upon which you can do
so, to bring in an indictment against the
judge of this court. Your duty is plain
and do not shirk It.'
' Mr. Roosevelt at Norfolk.
Norfolk, Va.. May 19. Assistant Secre
tary of the Navy Roosevelt -was here
today on his tour of inspection, and also
to inquire into alleged discrimination in
the bureau of labor employment. A dele
gation of fifty workmen was given a hear
ing; aid a stenographic report cf their
grievances was taken. Admiral Brown,
commandant of the yard, emphatically
denied that abuses exist. Mr. Roosevelt
made a general inspection of yards and
ships, and expressed himself as highly
pleased. He left' tonight for Old Point
Comfort "'t" J
A Steamer Stranded.
Chicago, May Q. Tne steamer E. M.
Peck missed the harbor entrance this morn
ing in the donso-smoke larhlch was blown
f-n the lake from the city by the south
westwlnd aadstrandadonHyde ParkReef,
fivejnlles south ofjoie harbor. Men were
sent out on the t;ug Charnley, to jetisou
the coal cargo.
Will Return to California.
London,"Mayl9, Baron ess VonTurkhelm,
who, it is said, is "an important witness in
the Senator Fair will case and who was
deserted in this city by her husband, will
sail tomorrow for Montreal on the Allan
Line steamer Laurentiab.en route to Cali
Alabama Flooring, all one color, 2c
afoot Libbey&:Cd., etl.and N. Y. ave.
fil'KIErS Clfi! POLICY
Senators Would Like Dim to
Show His Hand.
THE SUGAR TRUST'S ACTIVITY
Its Apparent Influence "With the
Administration Failure to Act
In Cuba's Behalf Will Cause Wide
Dissension in the Republican
Hanks Opinions of Senators.
While the friends of the Administration
are assuring their colh-agues that the
President is preparing a ligtnous foreign
policy with respect to Spain and her deal
ings with Cuba, they do not particularize
to such an extent as to assure Senators
that the policy will be acceptable to the
country in the one vital essential. What
Senators want to know Js, "What is to
be the result of that policy? Is it to be
Intervention to force the Cubans to lay
down their arms and return to the serfdom
from which they are seeking to wrest
themselves, or is it to be a policy that
will give the Cubans the absolute control
of the island, independent of the further
domination of the Spanish government?
If it is the latter, then the Administration
wtU find a loyal support In both brauchesof
Congress. I r it is to be the former, the
Republican party is to be rent asunder in
the struggle that is bound to follow. It is
scarcely conceivable that this great question
is to be settled at the hehest of the sugar
trust and the other combinations having
monetary interests and investments in the
island, who care nothing for the liberties
of that people or their political or civil
rights, but who want the war stopped
solely because it interferes with their busi
ness and is ruinous to their profits. The
stoppage of dividends cannot be the cause
for this sudden alleged activity on the part
of the Administration, unless patriotism is
dead In this land of the free and this oft
boasted home of the brave.
Thus while many Senators are giving
dally pledges to the effect that Mr Mc
Klnley will end the war and bring peace
to the island, no one seems to be pos
sessed of such accurate knowledge of
the working of the Presidential mind bs
will enable him to throw ligation this
grave question. The representatives of
the sugar trust have been entirtly too
active in this matter to suit the people
at largo. The ever present Mr. Atkias,
of New York, appears to have too much
Influence with the present Administra
tion to justify the conclusion that it :s
altogether free of the surroundings that
hedged in Cleveland'and Olney during the
days when they were plotting the re
turn to power of the same governmeat
that would now gladly avail itself f
the offices of this Government if "prop
erly" directed against the insurgents.
Mr. Atkins has been zealous in the causa
of his master. At the other end of the
Capitol his occupation would he designated
as that of a lobbyist, but at the White
House he Is presented as the close friend
of members of the. Cabinet and personally
presented to the President, where he Is
permitted to plead the cause he is paid to
If some Senator, speaking ex' cathedra,
is able to emphatically and officially deny
these suspicions that have apparently been
Justly aroused, he will bring about a more
harmonious condition and add to the In
fluences that are Irresistibly moving to the
consummation of Cuban liberty and inde
pendence. The talk of the purchase of Cuban inde
pendence has been revived within thepast
few days, but few Informed personsscem
to look upon this Idea as a possible solu
tion of the difficulty. The latest proposi
tion in this direction suggests the nego
tiation of a treaty between the United
States and Spain whereby Spain would
agree to cede the island to the Cubans
it tho United States would agree to guar
antee the bonds which the Cuban gov rn
ment would be compelled to float In order
to raise the price of her freedom As a
basis for this treaty another would havo
to be negotiated with representatives of
the Cuban government in which that gov
ernment would agree thatthe United States
should exercise a partial control over Its
revenues and retain a tithe of the receipts
Nice White Pine, dressed, 2 cents
jftfoot. Libbey & Co., 6tn and N. X. ave,
for the purpose of forming a sinking fund
for the liquidation of the debt thus ijunr
anteed. This suggestion probably grows out of
the rumor, several days ago, that certain
New JTork gentlemen engaged in the busi
ness of purchasing and dealing In Govern
ment securities had made a large pur
chase of Cuban .IkjikLs and the cable from
Madrid stating thatthe report had. reached
that capital that the Insurgents had Jn
some manner been able to raise money on
their bonds. There is no discounting the
fact that there has been serious discus
sion or this matter in monetary circles In
Any action, however, looking to the
guaranteeing of a debt by this Govern
ment would havo to be conducted through
the medium of legislation, in which both
branches of Congress participated, s nd
could not be had through thelnstrun:en.uity
of a treaty alone, with which the House
of Representatives had nothing to do. If
the Cubans would agree to such and ar
rangement, and if Spain would likewise
agree that this should be Hie metnol cf
settling the trouble, it Is not thought that
Congress would long hesitate in authorizing
the guaiantee. But there aie sevenil ery
large "it's" In this proposition that must
While the Administration Is taking its
time and doing nothing of which the coun
try is cognizant, more than to await the
arrival or that reportfroni Judge Calhoun,
history at a rapid rate. The friends of
Cuba have no cause to complain of the
chapters written yesterday. The masterly
speeches or Senators Foraker and Lindsay
show how theleavenis working Because
Senator Fornker wishes to have the com
mittee make a reporton the Morgan resolu
tion, is no reason for assuming that he is
against it If the Senate votes down the
motion to r.efcr, no man will vote "aye"
on the morion to agree to the reyjlution
sooner than the Senator from Ohio. He
believes that the resolution would be
strengthened by sending it to the com
mittee and bringing it out again with
promptness, accompanied by a vigorous
report In its favor.
He goes even further than any of his
colleagues, and takes' the giound that
belligerency is not enough: that tneie
should be intervention, speedy and de
cisive, with a sharp halt to Spain in the
continuation of her dastardly work.
Senator IJndsay, too, is in deep earnest
on this subject. He is in favor f side
tracking the tariff and every other qjes
tion until this resolution is disponed of in
the Senate. On this subject Mr. Lindsay
said last evening:
"We have the votes to hold back the
tariff bill and give the right of way to the
Cuban resolution. The Republicans must
allow a vote on the Cuban resolution, If
they hope to get up their tanrf bill.
We have the votes also to pass the Cuban
resolution whenever a vote is taken. Being
a joint resolution, it will go to the House,
where it will, in time, be voted upon
.favorably. The President will either have
to veto or sign it, for he cannot ignore a
"It Is diffirult to say what Spain will
do in case tne President signs this lesolu
tion and recognizes the belligerency of the
insurgents. One thing is certain, the Cuban
matter Is coming to a head rapidly, and a
few weeks more, I think, will see Cuban
belligerency recognized, and we will In
that time know, also, if this country will
have tc go to war m consequence."
It is nut likely, however, that such meas
ures will have to be resorted to, for there
appears to be a sincere desire on the part
or the Senate to get out of the road Even
Senator Hale isofthisopinion- In an inter
view yesterday morning he stated that he
expected to see the vote taken before the
Scnatf adjourned for the week, but In this
he was mistaken, for late in the afternoon
the Senate agreed to adjourn over today
In the course of his talk Mr. Hale said:
"I am as anxious as any one to see this
question out of the road. Other and, to my
mind, more important business is pending,
and it cannot be proceeded with in order
until the Cuban question has been eliminated
Yum the field of Senatorial debate."
The report that an organized movement
to sidetrack the tariff hill for the Cuban
re&olutlon was under way, is a gross ex
aggeration of the real facts for the reason
that there appears to be no necessity for
it. Of those said to be behind it, Mr.
Mason alone, of the Republicans, appears
to be ready to vote for the resolution in
preference to the tariff. However this
may be, the discussion oC yesterday cleared
up the atmosphere, and the friends of
Cuba are satisfied they will now get the
vote at an early day next week.
The managers of the tariff bill know
that it this is not done the debate, os
tensibly on the tariff bill, but in reality
on Cuba, can progress indefinitely, and,
if it became necessary, they would bring
all their machinery to hear to grant the
Cuban adherents "a day In court."
Mr. Burrows, owing to illness, did not
take the floor yesterday. He will probably
&peak today, and Mr. Spooner is also
booked for a speech on the same subject.
The adoption of the resolution by the
Senate Is but the expression of what Mr
Olney characterized as a body of "very
eminent gentlemen." Until It passes the
House it could have no binding force upon
the Fresklpnt, and, even in that shape, it
is a mooted question whetner or not the
President is bound by it
Before the Congress can act, thertfore,
Mr. McKinloy will have ample time to
work out his own policy. The conditions
appear tc Justify the conclusion that the
President must either recognize the bel
ligerency of the insurgents or intervtne
Mediation, according to Senator For
aker's statement, has already been ten
dered, and the tender spurntd by Spain.
Only one of the two courses, therefore,
remain to be followed. It is claimed by
the Administration men in the Senate
that by next week the President will
be in a position to disclose to the lead
ers in Congress what his intentions are
and what he proposes to do. This will
probably be done privately, but none the
It is asserted that if the President
wishes the belligerency resolution pass
ed he will have no trouble in securing its
consideration In the House. A little
light from tho White House would be
most acceptable, as that is the very
thing the Congress is yearning for Just
at this juncture.
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018 CONSULS IU DANGER
Disturbing Revelations in the
Senate Cuban Debate.
AIR. VEST ASKS A QUESTION
An Inquiry Why the Government
Docs Not Protect Its Agents jn
Cuba Mr. Foraker Quotes Mr.
Olney to Prove tho War Cleve
land's Juggling With Spain.
There were two startling revelations
made during the debate yesterday in tho
Senate on the Morgan resolution that
the United States acknowledge the bel
ligerency of the Cuban Insurgents. One
was that Senator Morgan was Informed
by the President and Secretary of State
that there was danger of the assassina
tion, or "massacre," of Ameiican consuU
In Cuba if it were known there that they
gave specific information about the trua
condition of affairs. The other was that
Secretary of State Olney hail offeied
mediation in Cuban affairs on the basis
of Spain retaining her soveieignty, and
that this offer was peremptorily rejected
From the communication to tlie Spanish
authorities from Mr. Olney it was read in
open Senate that he knew that Weyler had
not pacified the provinces; that, on the
contrary, the insurgents wens growing
stionger and were gaining prestige in the
eyes of the world, and thut they con
trolled the largest of the Cuban provinces.
It did not appear from the records read tn
the Senate that the Cleveland Administra
tion had moved in the matter after the
ultimatum received from Minister L'e
When the danger to the lives or American
consuls had been stated Senator Vest ex
pressed surprise that this Government bac
not dispatched gunboats to Cuban waters
Other ft-atures of tlie debate were thi
arguments of Senators Foraker. Lindsay
Cannon, Hoar, and Galllngcr.
The public interest In the debates on Cubi
is at a high pitch, as is evidenced by the
crowds in the galleries as the argumenti
On the opening of the session Mr. Hoar
moved that the adjournment todaj
be until Monday, as many Senators desirec"
to go to Monticello on Friday. Mr. Morgan
objected, not that he would interfere witr
the proposed junket of the Senator, but he
thought the grave matter pending demanded
the presence here of the Senators. Mr.
Hoar withdrew the motion.
At 2 p. in when the Culmn resolution
was taken up, Mr. Chandler renewed the
motion of Mr Hoar, makiug the ucgestlon
that on Monday before taking up tne tariff
bill, an agreement could be made as to a
day on which to take the vote on fcnepend
ingmotion, whichis to recommitthe resolu
tion to theCommltteeoa Foreign Relations.
He said that he believed there was no de
sire on the part or the Republicans to fili
buster on so important a matter.
Mr. Morgan protested aguiust delay.
He reviewed the events of the past week
briefly, including the vWt of the subcom
mittee of the Foreign Relations Committee
to the White House and to the State De
partment. He, personally, had all tho
information desirable before that visit. The
two other members of the committee had
received their information under the in
junction of secrecy. He did not care to
be bound in that way, and had declined to
It was here that Mr. Morgan revealed
the fact that the information, at least
as to the names of the informing Ameri
can consular representatives in Cuba,
was to be kept secret for fear of per
sonal danger to them
Mr. White From whom did the Sena
tor receive that information?
Mr. Morgan From the President and
the Secretary of State.
Mr Vest criticised the way in which,
this information was imparted to tho
visiting committee, and asked what tha
Government had done; had .it sent war
ships to Cuba in view of the danger to
our representatives in Cuba?
No one answered for the Government
Mr. Vebtinsisted'thatlt was an extraor
dinary condition, this imposition of se
crecy upon the committee.
Mr. Foraker said that there was no se
crecy as to the Senate, which asked for
Information, enly against the public. Tha
State Department would give the Senata
all Its information to be used In executive
Mr. Vest recalled to Mr. Foraker tha
statement by Air. Morgan that massacrei
might be expected. He wanted to know If.
this Government should he content with
the statement that our representatives In
Cuba might be assassinated if their name
"w ere given. That brought up the serioiu
question as to what we should do to pn
tect them, for Mr. Morgan made the state
ment that the Secretary ot State had told
him directly that danger was to be appre
hended. Mr. Foraker said that the latter remarii
was Incidental and that the real reason
for secrecy was that our means of infor
mation might be cut off; that what Sec
retary Shciman meant was that if such
things were publihed it might make tb
consuls reserved in sending information
Mr. Foraker replied to Mr. White that all
the Information desired would be sent t
the Senate with the names of the consuls,
to be used, however. In executive sevdon.
Mr. Galllnger said that the re)lution
had been forty-nine days under discus
sion, and the delay was due to the musty
old Senaterules. Now the opponents claim
that they have not had opportunity to
discuss It. What were they doing in tho
forty-nine days. He did not think it waa
a good thing to waste Friday and Satur
day at Monticello. He pointed out that
Mr. Chandler's proposition to agree on
Monday for a day to vote was coupled w th
the prospect of further discussion.
This would mean delay to the tariff.
Mr. Chandler's "motion was put and car
ried. Mr. Cannon opened the debate on tho
resolution. He had received his lecture
from Mr. Hoar. He said that he was sur
prised to see the policy of the old Admin
istration adopted by the present Adminis
tration. As to jingoism, it could be at
tributed to all of the people of the United
States, except perhaps the 263,000, most
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