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WASEIKGTOIS1, SATTJKDAX, DECEMBER 4, 1897 TEN PAG-ES.
CIMIS' RIGHTS liiEO
Newspapers Protest Against the
Bureau of Republics.
IT SOLICITS ADVERTISEMENTS
Attorney Genernl's Opinion ns to Its
Right to Do So Not Yet Prepared
Jliiittnu People Say It Ls Fully
to Talk About Hlntl-nmiling Any
Gluss of Merchants.
Now York. Dec It. There Is much dis
saasfnrtion with the.. Bureau ot American
Republics at. "Washington In the attempt
that tlie bureau is making to induce peo
ple to advertise their Imsmess in the -"ori.ii-oowing
rtiii.n.orciul directory' which the
IMfeau ib getting "P- On Thursday the
CMnnibor or Commerce condemned the
scheme, and today the representatives Jf
a Urge number or trade newspapers aiclat
tlie rooms of the Merchants Association
and added tlieir protest. Merchants all
over the country are tieiiip: asked to pay
$5 each -or inoie to have their advertise
ments appear in the volumes. At today's
meeting the following resolutions -v re
Revived, That the course and practice
or tne Uureuu of American uupi-hlics m
voles inaoii or tne right of ell liens
and an unwarrantauie 110 or tne public
money, and time it 16 In derogation of
tne dignity of tne Government aim of Uie
petfirie 01" tne United '"Mates.
Resolved, Tnat tue .-.-. eiarv or State be
anu is Hereby lespecUuliy request cii to
oroer the immediate uisooiittmiauee 01 the
buuuitauou or acceptance or l-am avcaw
mentis for insertion in tne publications or
tlie Bureau or American Keputnie-s or or
any otiier bureau witnin uis control.
New York merchants, the New Ytjrk
ChRtnlier of Commerce, and trade news
papers coutinue the agitation against the
practtoe of the Bureau of American Rep-ib-lias
soliciting advertisements for its o.n
mcrcial dnectory. One or tliese directories
has been published and another is in prop
fixation for publication.
The right of the bureau to solicit and
insert suet, advertisements has tteen ie
ferrcd to Secretary Sheru.nu, and by him
to the Attorney General. A final opinion
has nosbeen given by the Attorney Gene-al.
Iu Apnl last he advised tltc Postofflce Pe
partuteut that the directory was ntailaole
matter. On the 22d of November he r.d
vised the State Department, aftr tne re
ceipt f another piotest from New York,
that, he Had not chhanged his mind.
An erfort was made jesterday to set
the latest opinion of the Attorney Generil,
bat .Mr. Cridlei.of the Stale Department,
sold that some further information was
desired from the Attorney General, pend
ing the receipt or which the opinion would
not he given out- Tlie opinion of the
Attorney General is not given out from
his own orflec. The ruling so far iippears
te favor Director Smith, of the bureau.
Attorney General McKeuna said, Jio-v-twer.
3lwt the questions of the right or
propriety f the advertising had not been
'The Bureau of American Republics is not
II IS ft iOffl PRQBLEW1
Causes - Bewilderment in
VERY EVIDENT NEVERTHELESS
It Is an Incontrovertible Fact That
the Great Provider. Do Sell on
Credit Cheaper Than Is Hegularly
Sold for O.sli Easy to Investigate.
Hast people are ieurfWe and willing to
Uston U whatever is to Uieir interests.
Tiie Greit ProA-ldere maintain that their
price re lower than can be found any--where
else In the city.
ltsi h ver? simple mutter to investigate
They k perfectly wiliing to answer ail
rjuMttteBb. They won't badger you to
buy 1f 3ou May tiiat you are simply pric
They will pi&ee Uiemtves tt your dis
posal jt ait readily, whether jtiu wish to
buy or not.
Tliese Are sne of the bargains they are
offering tltlN week. rn can judge from
tbem 1kw Uieir prices mo, but, of course,
you can't tell what the goods are like with
out seeing them.
Therefore, go ti the Mg double store,
415-417 Seventh street, and see tliein.
A -vur$ mrjjeKigh-Back Hardwood Hooker,
Very large Bailor Table. 24-Inch top;
SoUdAeli or Mahogany finish, 78c.
A magnificent cobbler seat Bockcr; very
large; Immleoniely oarved. Worth $4.00;
A large and handsome G-piece Parlor
Suite, LteaHtirully upholstered in fine dam
Good 5-pIeoc Tapestry-covered Parlor
Tliese few prices alone prove what they
contend, and these are only a few taken
It puzzles the high-price ring, and they
In vain try to fmd a solution to the
Meanwhile take advantage of Uie exist
ing order of things.
Choice Hue of tlie best makes
and most popular styles.
Blue, Black and Tan Tricot,
$5.00- Blue, Black and Tan Co
vert Cloth and Cheviot, 8-50 and
$10. Coachman's Mackintoshes,
One lot of Men's Mackintoshes,
Blue and Black 011I3-, special price
for today, $3-50.
12th and F Sts. N. W.
Ivy Institute Business College. 8tnand K.
Koue better; $25 a year: flay or aigUt.
Frank Lihbey & Company,
fiixth street and New York avenuo-
much concerned about the disposition or
effect of the resolutions offered before
the New York Chamber of Commerce. FVoui
what could be learned at the bureau yes
terdayin the abs-noj of Director Smith, the
grievance of the firm or Seeger A Guern
sey, or New York, is regarded as largely
Imaginary. So far as the blackmailing of
any mei chant in any of the republics
represented iu the International TJalo.i .f
American Republics Is concerned, no'h
ing, liiey suy, is further from the intention
of the management, and nothing has ewr
been done which would wnrrant that con
struction. At to the authority Tor the establishment
of the huicau, they claim there that it
should be well known that its establish
ment was authorized by the diplomatic
appropriation till of 1800, by which its
object is defined to be the prompt collec
tion and dissemination or commercial in
formation relative to the Americin re
publics. In reference to the alleged "blackl bring,"
a rule of the bureau i-ayis "In no case is
any responsibility assumed for the business
standing of particular firms in the United
States, orin any of ihc other republics, but
the utmost care has been taken to include
only such as are legitimately engaged in
Mr. O. J. Bryan, the head of the human
of info! motion at local headquarters, said
yesterday that the bulletins are not in the
interests of American advertisers to th
exclusion of advertisers of any jf the
republics embraced In the union. Nor is
U13 advertising or the individual flr.ns or
such a nature a should interfere with pri
vate .(.eriMng enterprises or a similar
THIEVES ROB A POSTOFFICE
Secure a Small Ainouiit of aloncy
Constable Allen DistingulsheH HHn
&elf iu uu Effort to Arrest the
Four Daring Safe-Blowers.
"Westport, Conn., Dec. S. -An exciting
but unfruitful hunt for robbers was the
result or a small burglary early this morn
ing. Burglari blew open the safe m the
pofitoffice and secured $300 worth of
stamps and money. The explo&on wan
beard anC an alarm was cent out in ull
directions. Before daylight the burglars
were twice overtaken by thoofficerssea.x-h-Ing
for them, hut both times managed to
escape and ale now at larie. . The roo5).rs
used their revolvers both times wh :n deal
ing M ith the officers.
Constable Allen Ims made two or throe
clever captures o? late, and wlieu he heard
of the burglary he Immediately started-mfc
to keep up his record sis a thief-ta .;er.
Saugatuck is the station of the New 1'ork,
New Haven and Hartford Railroad, where
passengers foi Went port get oft, and is
about three mites from the village. Be
went to Saugatuck and concealed himself
neai the bridge crossing the Saugatuck
His Idea was that the men would vpj to
Saugatuck and there endeavor to escape
by Jumping a freight train. He had been
iu hiding Iwt a few minutes, when he
heard voices, and he could see the forms
of four men coming across the long S-ridge
toward the place where he lay concealed.
When the men were near him Allen Jump
ed from behind tlie bridge tender's house
and, with drawn revolver, ordered thoni to
It was a complete surprise, and for a
moment they stood still. Allen, some
what dazed at his own audacity in at
tempt to capture four men single-handed,
did not make another move for a moment
or so. Before lie did the burglars had
recovered, and Constable Allen was cov
ered by revolvers of tlie whole four. He
was kept covered until a freight train
Then, with a parting warning: "Fill
him full ot bullets ir he malces an out
cry," the Jumped aboard the moving train.
"Word was received In tills city soon after
the discovery of the burglary, and of
ficers were sent in all directions. Of
ficers Sanper and Byrnes were dispatch-'d
to the Vest End. At the signal tower,
they learned that a freight train had left
Westport a short time before and would
btop at the tower. When the train ar
rival tl.tj found two men hiding between
freight pars. They were placed under ar
rest. They other two, who had boarded
the trait ar, Westport, were not seoi.
Tlie officer had cone a short distance
with their prihoners when both male a
break. Mmultaneously and broke the hold
of the oflicers and got away in the dark
ness. Shots were fired at the fleeing men,
but not taking effect. The officers gave
chase, and Sanger cuptured his man after
a long chase. The man was exhausted and
accompanied the officer to a signal box
At- Sanger was pulling the box he heard
tlie report of a revolver nearby. He tur-ied
his head for a moment, and when he looked
at his piisoner again he gazed into the
barrel of a revolver. Quick as a flash he
ducked his head to one side, The burjlar
fired and the bullet whizzed close to
Sanger's head. The man did not stop to
fire again,, but fled. Sanger drew his re
volver end Tired, but did not hit his man.
The shot v.bich attracted Sanger's atten
tion vas fired by the man who had es
caped, and was a signal.
SIX MEN SCALDED.
One "Will Die nnd Two Lose Their
New 1'oik, Dec. 3. The explosion of a
mixing boiler In the candy factory of I)
Aueituch &Son, 334 and 335 Vest Thirty
ninth street, this morning .resulted in the
serious sealdlng or six men, one of whom
will probably die and two others will lose
The injured men are -John Creghlno,
will lose his sight; Caesar Dondaro, Joseph
Cerochi, Joseph Auerbuch, may die; A.
Avlgnoni, will lose his sight, and Lifo
The noise of the explosion startled the
remaining employes, about 150 in number,
mostly young women, and a panic re
sulted. All made helter-skelter for the
street, und it was only through good luck
that none of them was Injured. The ex
plosion was caused by tho bursting of a
pipe which was wound around tlie mixing
boiler. The financial "damage will not ex
Eslerhnzy Report Presented.
Paris, Dec. 3. Gen. Fallieux, who has
been investigating the charges against
Count Esterhazy, in connection with the
Dreyrus scandal, made his report to Gen.
Sausslei thib afternoon. The decision may
be made public tomorrow.
The Best Hotbed Snsh in the Mar
ket, 59c. each; eiip glass or putty.
GEORGE B. BL0DGET1 SHOT
Burglar Dangerously Wounds
Noted Corporation Lawyer.
BULLET LOCATED BY X-RAYS
Victims Condition Serious and an
Operation Hcquired 31r. Hlodgott
Is General Counsel for the General
Electric Company, YVhleii Ofreis
5,000 for Burglar's Capture.
Schenectady, N. X., Dec. 3. A boldburg
lary, and one that narrowly escaped result
lug in a tragedy, was committed nere early
tills morning. The lesldence of George It.
Blodgtt, counsel for the General Electric
Company, was entered at :45 this morn
ing, and Mr. Bludgett was shot and danger
ously wounded by one or the buigiars.
The Itlodgetts live in an old-fashior.eil
house in the West End. The family consist
of Mr. Bludgett, his wife and young daugh
ter. They baic foui servants. Sir. and
Mrs. I'lodgett's sleeping apartments are in
tne front part on ttie second floor.
This morning about ZAo Mrs. Blodgett
was awakened by a noise in tne room. As
the opened her eyes she was almost blinded
by a glare of llgnt Hashed In her face from
a dark lantern held by a man, whose for-n
she could dimly see near her bed. Terribly
frignter.ed Mrs. Ulodgett cried to her hus
band, who was sleeping at her 6lde, to
wake 1.1 . Mr. Blodgett jumped f io.ii the
bed and the burglar covered him with a
revolver, at the Ninia time commanding him
in a gruff voice to throw up hts ha-ids.
Mr. Biodgett sprang toward the Intruder.
To avoid the ievolver he dropped under
it and Htrovu to clasp the burglar by the
legs and throw him. Just as he did
this, the burglar fired. The ball sir tck
Mr. Blodgett In the back and entered the
body Just above the hJp. The burglar
then turned and ran Into the hall and
down the stairs, rollo wed by Mr. Blodgett.
The burglar escaped to the street.
In the meantime Mis. Blodgstt had run
to the telephone to summon aid, but the
found that the wiies had been discon
nected. Then she procured a loaded re
volver belonging to her husband, and throw
ing open a front window, fired four shots
to alarm the neigh bore. The shot fired
by the boiglar had arouted one of the
domestics-, who run into tlie hall. Here
she saw Mr. Blodgett clinging to the stiir
rail and noticed that he was bleeding,
the blo&d f 10m the pistol wound staining
his night clothes. The girl screamed,
and iier screams were heard by the
neighbors, who were alo aroused by
the filing ot the shots by Mrs. Blodgett.
Mr. Blodgett managed to get back Into his
room and sank down on the bed. Ihs con
dition was regarded as critical, and Dr.
Vanderveer, or Albany, was -summoned.
He came up uu an engine, and was rapidly
conveyed to the Blodgett residence. By
means or the x-rays tlie bullet was Iocute.1
behind the pelvis in tlie groin, and the
doctor decided, owing to Air. Blod,:ett's
precarious condition, to postpone an iperj
tion till later.
The General.Electric Company offers a
$o,000 re waul for the arrest and convic
tion of the burglar. Little of value was
secured by the robber.
At 2 o'clock this afternoon there was
a cliange in ill . Blodgett's condition, and
Ids temperature rose to 102. When Dr.
Vanderveer returned at 5 o'clock it was
decided that an operation was necessary
The operation was performed, and at mid
night Mr. Blodgett is resting comfortably.
The physicians say that the chances are
about even foi his recovery."
Mr. Blodgett is a graduate of Yale, class
or '84. He practiced law in Boston before
entering the General Electric Company's
corp"s as counsel.
BOOTH-TUCKEH CO I.ONIST.S.
They TV'ill Settle in Colorado Enrly
Topcka, Xan., Dec. 3. Contricts ht-ve
been made for the land to be Fettled by
the first Docth-Tucker company of colo
nists. John E. Frost, laud eo!nmfiiiorter
or the Gulf, Colorado and Sauta Te Rail
road, has made this announcement. Ve re
ports that tl.e firbt colony will be estab
lished next spring in the vicinity of Hol
leys, Col. This is a small station 'n the
eastern part of Colorado, but four miles
from the Kansas line and six ,niles from
The Amity Canal, the big waterway of
the Great Plains "Water Storage Company,
posses through that part of the State, :snd
irrigation can he easily and effectively
carried out. Under irrigation the land 1n
that section is excellent for farming and
fruit-growing. The first colon j will.i.om
prise several hundred people, and homes
will be prcpaied for them with the rsupltal
now being raised by Booth-Tucker in the
KATE XEAL DISAPPEARS.
Thought That She Eloped With, u
Sedalia, Mo., Dec. 3. Miss Kate Neal,
a pietty nlnetecn-y ear-old daughter of
Dr. Neal. of Sweet Springs, this State,
has disappeared and there is every reason
to believe that she has eloped with J. C.
Johnson, a mulatto, formerly employed
by her father as coachman.
Miss Xeal is heiress to property valued
at $250,000. She and Johnson are sup
posed to be at Butte, Mont., and the Plnk
citon detectives are woiking on the c.'.fae.
Two weeks ago she left Sweet Springs,
ostensibly on a visit to Kansas City, I ut
Instead, she continued on her journey to
Butte. It had been suspected for some
time that Miss Neal was wayw-ird. She
was addicted to the opium hublt. It is
against the laws of Mlssouil for .1 i-cgru
and a white person to marry. Tho feeling
at Sweet Spiings is bitter against John
son. BROOKLYN CORONERS ARRESTED.
Chnrged With Presenting Bills for
New York, Dec. 3. Coroners G. H.
Nason and F. B. Coombs, of Brooklyn,
were each held in $10,000 bail this morn
ing bj Judge Aspinwall, of the county
couit, In that city, for trial on indictments
charging them with presenting false and
fiaudulent bills and claims, end also
with grand larceny in the first degree.
In all there are four Indictments against
the accused coroners, alleging that they
held 128 bogus inquests duilng the :r,onth
of July last, for which they presented a
bill foi $1,088, and fraudulently col
lected the same.
59c for the Best Hotbed Snsh Made.
Two kinds; slip glass or putty; your choice.
LHL1AX BL.ATJVEL.T SUED.
Futher-lu-T.ftw "Wants Money Ad
vanced for Musical Education.
Cincinnati, Dec. 3- Lillian Elauvelt, the
singer, was served last night In a suit
brought by her former fnClier-hi-iaw, ror
$2,687 advanced for hermusicaletf ucaUon.
Shu was divoiced a few weeks ago in the
far West from her husband. Royal Stone
Smith, on. tho ground of non-support.
young Smith is a ion of ex-Judge Lafay
ette Smith, formerly of thlsclty, but now
residing in Massachusetts. Miss Blauvelt
also lived iiere furmerly. Last night she
was tin- principal soloist in a concert given
by the Orpheus Club. She Jind Just re
tired rrom tho stage, after coring a great
success when "he wa served with the writ
and buist into tears. The note was given
in July, 1800. to Larayette Smith, Hie
father pE her former husband, audis signed
"Lillian Blauvelt; Smith aud Royal Stone
SOLDIERS IN POSSESSION
Prague Riots Subilnetl ami Strict
Martial Law Prevails.
Four Unruly Czechs Arrested, Con-
vieied and Sentenced in Throe
JIouisj to -O Yeats, in' Prison.
Prague, Dec. 3. The stamlrecht, the
tribunal appointed for the government of
the city as the result of the rioting 1 ere,
aided by a hea v yno wstorm, hascompleiely
quieted the town. The svift; punishment
that was met ed out to the four ringleader or
a purty of Czechs who attaeked-the troops
last night quenched the ardor of the mob.
The four u-en wcie handed over to the
standreeht, which tried aud icntcnced them
to twenty years' penal ten it tide. Thccon
demned men began to serie their entenre
within three hours of the time jujlgment Was
pronounced against them.
The city, judging from Its appearance,
might alnost be supposed to have under
gone iRJiubardmciit and capture. The pub
lic buildings are occupied by troops and
bodies ot soldiers constantly parade the
streets in strong force.
The regulations or the stahdrecht are
very severe. House doors mu-it be shut at
7 o'clock in the evening. Shop windows
most be cleared of their contents at 0, and
cafes and lira inly snops must have their
lights quenched and do.-r fastened at
0. Tho theaters are open, but nobody at
tends the performances. All tlie schools
are closed. All the German and most of
the Czeeh hotels are empty.
The newspapers have reduced the size
of their bheet, as all advertisements have
been withdrawn. The ChristutUJE trade is
killed and commercial failure are ex
pected to be numerous, dueyailly to .he
damaging and plundering of rade-jnten's
stocks nnd houes and partly'to thiy-iP
ural Ma uat ion. The ho-spimlplhd- prisons'
aloue are busy. They are all crowded.
.Many instances of the brutality of the
mob are cited. In one case, a- ffolnan who
wasoverlir ardsp-'Hkli'g Enudish was badly
beaten. Neltlier age, set nor condition
prevented the rioters fioiii veittlng their
rape hi anydireriiuti their whimsprompted.
Tlie windowsof the children's hospital were
smashed and theinmates wereexposed for
hours to the bitter cold. TUg me thing
happened at the men's hospital. t""-..-sc and
kindred out-ages occurred after-Idle "ioters
were inflamed 'with their plunder troni
Riots and looting are reported in Eoden
bach, Tetsrhen. Gabletia. Azch, Pilsen,
Koniggratz.Ivralup.KIadno, Beraun Me'.nik
aud Neu Bidschow-
The German were no better than tlie
Czechs, where they formed -the majority.
But for the troops and the example of the
strandrecht in Prague, there would have
been civil war throughout'Bohemia.
Matters seem now to be generally be
CAT.lS A SPECIAX. SESSION.
Gov. Tannei Preparing for Some
Springfield, 111., Dec. 3. Gov. Tannir
issued .-. call tonight for a special session
of the legislature, to convene December 7,
which falls on Tuesday next, lie speci
fies that the matter to be considered will
be the ntutli-tutked-of revenue bill, which
the people of Chicago demand; a. primary
election bill, for which there has been
such a general hue and cry, and the re
apportionment bill, which the "Republican
machine and his excellency very much
It is expected that this will be a most
important and very warm convention of
the RUU'b representatives There Is a
refractory minority that will do its best
to defeat the governor's reapportionment
scheme. He believes, hoveer, that he
has secured sufficient votes and that a
bill satisfactory to all interests will be
EVIL ST AH FOR BATES FAMTLY.
Wonderful List of Fatalities That
Inflicted the .Members.
Terre Baute, Ind., Dec. 3: With the
burning to death of one little girl and the
fatal Injury cf a sistor and grandmother,
tlie people of Sullivan county have become
convinced that there is aif evil star for
the Bates family.
George Bates and his daughter were in
dicted for infanticdie, being "accused or
killing an Infant child of the daughter
George Copeland, a t elative, fell dead while
consulting with the family about the case.
Mrs. Copeland died soon afterward, and a
few weeks later George Bates was stricken
with paralysis while consulting with his
Tlie daughter of Copeland, who has been
living with her grandmother since the death
of her parentSi yesterduy went too cloe
to a grate fire and was burned to death.
Her sirter and grandmother-tried to rescue
END OF A GIRL'S ROMANCE.
Marries a Colored Hostler, Ostra
cised and Dies Peculiarly.
Galesburg, ill., Dec. fr A romance end
ed here yesterday. Labt spring Miranda
Footc, the attractive ami accomplished
daughter of a wealthy widow of Strog
hurst, HI., eloped with Johu Crawford, a
colored hostler in her mother's employ.
was compelled to associate with negroes.
She was baned elsewhere. She sickened
in her suffering and died. Her death was
peculiar, the doctor being unable to discocr
Hotbed Sash, the Best Made, 50e.
Tour choice; either slip glass or putty.
GOMEZ'S GREAT VIGTOBY
Gen. Blanco Issues a Statement
Relative to the Battle.
DECLARES PANDO NOT DEAD
Latest News From l'inar Del Ilio
Province Indicates Clearly iliiw
Successful, the Patriots Were In
the Recent DTtuvy Battle Cnn
nlejus Glad He Is a Spaniard.
Havana, Dec. 3, via Key West. Gen.
BlaiK-o gave out today the rollowlng state
ment "The report that Gen. Pando has been
killed in a fight with the insurgents is
absolutely raise. The truth is that arter,
an eiij-agement in the district of Sanctl
Spirltus the forces or Maximo Uonez,
Avhicb were completely routed by the : at
tallun of Reus, combined with the column
under Gen. Pando, the rear guard of Gen.
Pando was fired upon-by the insurgents."
The last part or the captain genenl's
statement has caused a great deal or
amusement, as the l.est conresslou that
could be made officially of the defeat of
the Spanish troops. There Is no doubt now
that Gen. Gomez has won one of the m-st
remarkable victories of his military career.
The news has been in Havana since last
Saturday, the captain general Iiaving re
ceived by cable from Manzanillo all the
details of the battle.
It was decided to keep the whole thing
secret, and report It only to the central
government . But the disastrous news was
gossiped about in the palace, and It be
came known to more persons than those con
nected with the captain-general's ttaff. It
leaked out tliat something or extraordinary
gravltj had happened in Santa. Clara, andin
a Tew hours tlu city was full ot most Harm
ing aud contradictory rumors-
The facts gathered by your correspondent
from tie best source arc as follows:
On November 22 Gen. Pando arrived In
Clentuegos, on the touthcastcrn coast of
the island, with the Intention of proceeding
by steamer toSantiugo de Cuba The same
day hu changed his mind and resolved to
make a military tour in the province of
Santo. Clara aud attack Gen- Gomez, who,
aecurt!iis to Tando's information, was
encamped with a ttnall force at his fa
vorite headquarters, on the estate La
Rcforma, oistrict of Sanctl Spirltus.
Geu. Gomez has been in possession of La
Reforma lor a year. From there he had
made several marches westward, always
returning to the same estat'. Gen. Arjona
was defeated by him about eight months
ago in a battle on that and Juan Grmll., a
Lneighjutrin estate. Gen. "Weyler himself
made a- vain attempt wmi uu.uou Eprtiit-.il
soldiers to dislodge hint rrom his position.
Gen. Pando said in Cicnruegos, on N-ven.bt-i
22, that It was a shame Tor Wvyltr
that wcli a thing could happen, and an
nounced that he was going to disperse
forever the troops of the Chino Vlejo Old
Chinaman), a contemptuMis nick-name of
Gornei among the Spaniards.
Geu. Pando began his march from Cien
fuegos, and turning to the north, stopped at
Cruces. Then he went direct to Sanc'i
Splritus. Up to November 29 he did not
find a single Cuban force. On that date he
joined to his Torces the battalion of Reus.
The Spanish numbered -1,000 men under
Pando, with two pieces if artillery.
That same day. in the afternoon, he met
the forces of Gen. Gomez. The Culian
pickets opened up a lively fire on the
Spaniards and stopped their march, w-itle
Gen. Gome?, retired Avith the bulk of his
forces to a central part of the estate. The
Spaniards rallied and followed him, but
suddenly found themselves surrounded and
attacked rrom all sides.
Gen. Pando'a plan was to catch Gomez
between his column and the Reua Bat
talion, but he Tell himself into a trap. Brig.
Gen. Jose Gonzales, with 600 men, Was
sent Torward by Gomez aud-succeeded In
getting between the two columns. Be
opened a galling fire on both, greatly hin
dering their movements. Gomez tllen
stopped his ruocfe retreat and made a sud
den cavalry attack. Geu. Paudo's forces
were compelled to retire, und Gomez chased
them to Cayero, a mnall town six miles
from the borders of the . estate La
Gen. Gonzales followed the Spanish
columns to Cayero, where Pando was en
camped, according to the last news re
ceived on Saturday, iu the palace.
Today an official report rrom Gen. Pando
has been made public here, in which he
says that his cojumn and the column under
G n. Salccdo have had a hot engagement
of two hours with the forces or Geu.
Gonzales at the same place, Cayero.
Pando sayst hat he used hlsartiliery,fir'ng
over 100 rounds on the Cubans, and that he
made two bayonet charges completely
routing the Cubans. He adds that the in
surgents left on the field nineteen killed
and eight rifles, and that tlie Spanish col
umn lost one officer killed and four sol
diers seriously wounded, besides a mule
and four horses killed. No more details
are known thati those of theofficial report,
but it is very much doubted here, consider
ing the result of the former battle.
In the official report Gen. Gonzales is
called a ''negro," which he is not. .At the
recent battle in Pinar del Rio privin.e
Major Seisdedos, a well-known officer of
the Spanish army was killed by a builet,
which st ruck him In thehcad. SenorCviale
jas has made the following declaration,
published today by the Spanisbnewsparers:
"I feel proud of being a Spaniard arter
seeing the Spanish troops fighting in :he
field of Pinar del Rio. Generals and
officers in the most dangerous moments
and under the ravaging fire of the enemy
take the rront and risk their lives.
"Mnj. Sei-dedos died like a hero."
Senci Canalejas, notwithstanding Lis
patriotic enthubiasm, does not deny the
importance of the battle at Los Pelados,
La Madama and Cuchilla, and says that in
reporting the pacification of Cuba, Gen.
"Weyler "simply lied."
The depreciationof paper moneycontinues
in Havana. The general impression Is that,
in view or the attitude of the insurgents,
autonomy will be a failure, and the total
bankruptcy of Spain will be precipitated.
OPERATIONS IN TINAR DEL RIO.
Patriots Active "Under Orders Issued
by Geu. Maximo Gomez.
Havana, Dec. 3. In pursuance of orders
received from Gen. Maximo Gomez, the
patriots arc carrying on active operations
in Pinar del Rio province. It is -nid
Weather Strip, Cent and a Half a
foot; the best made; either felt or rubber.
that over 150 wounded Spanish soldiers
were taken yesterday to Uuanajay and
The Spanish general, Beinal, has been
oidercd to use all his energy In preventing
the Cuban foices, under Ducasl, Pedro
Diaz, and Mayla Rodriguez, from rem lin
ing uni'ed. Reus' battailous of the
Epanlsh army had two engagements res
terday with the patriots under Gen. Gomez
In the vicinity ot Camujuanl.
The port of Samu, Santiago dc Cuba,
was raided by a Cuban force under com
mand of Col. Torres. The union of the
Autonomists and Reformists was agreed
upon yesterday at a meeting of the -iirec
tors or both parties. Senor Jose Maria
Galvez was elected president ot the new
organization The Marquis de Ra'ell,
Senois Saladrlgas, Cerra, and Bruron uill
be appointed vice presidents. Other
members of the executive committee will
bo Senors Montero.Cueto. AmbKinl, Tona
relly, Goicoechea, Segundo-Alisirez, and
Conde Morales. El Pais wUl be the
official organ of the party.
SIX FIREMEN INJURED.
Disastrous Fire at tho McMillan
La Crosse, "Wis., Dec. 3 Fire destroyed
the McMillan Opera House ann Pameroy
blocks at an early liour this morning, caus
ing a loss of al-ont $200,000. The third
floor wan'iised as the armory of Company
M, of the National Guard. In this floor
all tin storesof the compuny are kept, and
when thefire reached the powder and "hells
the explosion was terrific. Six firemen
were injured, three seriously.
PROTEST AGAINST McKEHNA
Prcsideut Petitioned Not to Appoint
Him Justice Field's Snccessor.
JudgCH and Lawyers Sign the Docu
ment and Forward It to the
White Houso Immediately.
FortJand. Oreg., Dec. 3. The petition
signed by Judge Gilbert, of the United
States court or appeals; Judge Bellinger.of
the United States district court; the State
judges here and many of the leading law
yers, akmg President McKinley not to tn
poInt.JudgeMcKenna to the Supreme CoarS
bench, was forwarded to Washington last
night. The petition, arter reciting tlie faot
tbatonly the ablest lawyers should be p
pointed to the Supreme Court bench awl
that cemmon reputation is the best, test
or a lawyer's anility, sayr.
"Tlie Hon. Joseph McKenna's common
reputation among his legal brethren, or
among his judicial brethren, has not ac
corded him a high place, but, on the
contrary, though many who estimated him
until new refrained from an expression of
opinion, the consensus of opinion has been
and is that he is not either by natares
gifts, acquired learning, or decision of char
acter, qualified for any judicial place oft
importance, much less the highest place In
"His life record, an a barrister, politician,
judg't and attorney general Is accessible
aud should speak for itself. But, believ
ing the estimate of him by members of
his profession to be best, and believing that
we of that proresaion owe it to ourselves
and our country, to no longer keep -altsnce.
and acting without malice, personal feel
ing or preference for any particular indi
vidual, we earnestly protest againot the
appointment or confirmation of the Hon.
Joseph McKenua as Justice of the Supreme
Court of the United States."
SENATOR JOHN W. DANIEL,
The Democratic Legislative Caucus
Richmond, Vn.f Dec. 3. The Democratic
legislative caucus met tonight to nominate
State officers, when an unexpected and
unusual proceeding took place.
The member from Lynchburg, United
States Senetor Daniel's Inane, moved" that
the caucus .goMnto the nomination of a
United States Senator", 'and "Daniel was
nominated by acclamation, to succeed him
self. His term expires in 1S9S, but, as this
Is a biennial body, they have to elect
the Senator at this session. The entko
proceeding was without excitement, and
did not occupy five minutes.
MILLIONAIRE WIN.YNS WILL..
Copy of the Testament Filed in Hal
tiicore for Record.
Baltiir.ort , Dec. 3. A copy of the will
ot the late William Louis "Wlnans, of this
city, who d'ed June 22, 1897, at London,
England, was yesteiday filed for record.
The estate is valued at $12,000,000. The
will bequeaths the entire estate, with the
exception of jewelry, etc., left to Mrs.
Wlnans In trust, to the two sons of the
testatoi Louis William Wlnans and Walter
Wlnans who uie to pay 5,000 annually to
Mrs. Maria Ann Wlnans, the widow.
CnlMiins Not Uncured Hides.
New "York, Dec. 3. By a decision handed
down today by the United States board
of general appraisors, It is held that im
ported calfskins, raw, are not to be classi
fied as uncured hides of cattle, which
arc dutiable ur.de-' the Dingley tariff at
1" per cent ad valorem, but they are
entirely exempt from duty as raw sklus.
The decision, which grows out ot .1 pro
test made by Joseph lluberman, of this
city, is or great importance to shoo and
leather manufacturers. The opinion of
the board is unanimous.
Explosion of a Locomotive.
Huntington, Ind., Dec. 3 The locomo
tlve ou a Chicago and Erie freight train
exploded early this morning at West
minster. 1 he engine wan blown to pieces,
parts being scattered over the surrounding
country. Th'e entire train was- wrecked
Engineer Joseph Doolittle, Fireman Jams
Bleber. and Brakemnn Frank Blank were
injuied. Bleber cannot live. He was
scalded, his 'ace being cooked and his
Terrible Blizzard West.
Sioux Fa-fls. S. I)., Dec. 3. A ter.ible
blizzard prevails over the whole North
west. All along the upper Missouri the
storm is the worst In years- Traffic Ims
been suspended and cattle interests are In
Cent and a Half a Foot for the Best
weather strip; either felt or rubber.
HOTHEB irnHLEr RJUJJED
Twice Recognized Her Son's
Presence at the Bedside.
SOON RELAPSED INTO COMA
The President Overfoyed at Finding
His Mother Still Living, Kneels
and Caresses Her Hand. andIiaser
Gives Her- a Flower The Aifjd
Lady Slowly Sinking. -
Canton, 0., nee. 3--PrestdenB McKinley
has desired above all else, aince being in
formed or this-illness of his rnntflr. to
reach lier while site was still in We xul
ableto r!oogntict him. That sl .satisfaction
ba been granted biai.
The PenMjivanla Railroad Company's
through tala rrom WabiHcton. 5ist as it
i, was too slow Tor his purposr bowi-ver,
and the la, one hundred dl-,r m home
ward joaraer was made in a sMji tram,
-which tLuhmi tvr't the r-iil-j uf nearly a
mil a lumate fait, tularin g him -o Canton
thlsmorni'tKai t4.S,nru?ra night f temble
anxiety. One rn Carton the PreaMeiit lost
no tlUM J r-sacWng the old aornesead and
his mother's room.
"Mother, hre in VlMsm," said Miss
Helen Mt-KJiiley, a the President entered
the room, "jr you recognise him, .h!1
up yonr hand."
Mother McKinley seemed to make an
effort t raise her hand, and her devoted
sou taking this as evidence that he i-ad
been recognized, quickly grasped the hand,
fell on bis knees and careJ-seri. it. Though
tlie reflllntr wan. so slight as to be ablest
imperceptible, the President fel5 .1 tjpbt
cning of nis mother's hand aWiS ids own,
and then lie knew thai be Lad -Jea -.-cognized.
-But only t-ieW mute signs of
recognition could be exchanged. The
mother was too for gone for convrsuJ"n.
Thin was the only evidence ot coitscJoiMi-fc8
she had given for hours.
One other time during the day Ui-mother
rallied. la the prpsenoaor her son and ac
knowledged an act of. devotten. Prom the
White House conservatory some e&oioest
flrwrs were sent to ebeer the sick room,
and when tel were carried in. Mother
McKinley wok notice of them and made an
effort to reaeb ror them. The President
selected a pretty white lily and handed
it to her. She carrie ! it to her bosom In
Iter almcirt; hlplesti band and held is there,
showing as best she could that she still
cherished pretty flowers, of whlafcslje has
always been fond, and that ake pclsetl the
one fiauded herbyher&on.
It wfts about this Umontarl. noon, that
her condHion was most favorable. I-er rest;
was almost a natural sleep, and t here were
hopes that a rally wasabuut t aeur. But
this hope was of short duration, and he
was soon farther from coc-t icsn-aw than
ever before. So much so. that when her
daughter, Mrs. Duncan, arrt -d ami eom
plcted the- immediate family lrcleno ef
fort was made to rouse Lit mto recog
nition of Iter daughter.
It was realized that Mich eff rt would
be unavailing and merely worry the pa
tient. Mother McKinley ca 1 t suffered
today. Her a ppearance is tha . one sink,
iug to sleep. Indeed, that is ter oadi'jon
she i.sstowI-ramk-HJgintothf -if -,of Jeath.
The family is fully aware of Ihis and,
resigned to tlc inevitable. Thy re-allzo
that the noble life of the mother is dra 'Br
ing to an end and that no -l'lrnan poweg
cau avail. To minister to hr -iwry eon
fort and patiently await the -inuoions ot
grim death is the most they . in d. -
President MnKiuley realize ' trie, and 1a
Iris devotxtu to country will -crtfjce htar
filial devotgm to the extent ,t returning
tomorrow o the important duties 'ie lera
hurriedly y sterdy, regardless of The oon
Much as be deaireb to remain at the bed
side so long as there i lire, be feels that
he must return to the Capitol. The raoth.-r
is entirely ancoascious, and the attending
pbysiciar.3aythreiascarcelv a poastbility
but that she wHl remain so to the end.
The President cannot in the least help her
by remaining hew, and has Oeeidsd to
start for Washington at 205 p. m. to
morrow, reaching there Sunday morning.
Judge Day "will return with r.ii-n.
The reason for the return to Waahia(;'m
at this time is to avoid any l-rny in the
opening or Congress anil beglnni ag of w rtc
whlclt his ansenco might entail. The Presi
dent lias been advised that business cannot
proceed until tlie joint committee "las
waited on the President In person.
The Presfcient. will return to ronton Just
as soon as he 1mm performed .the duties
necessary to the opening
so arranged official matte
Since Mr arrival here
has spent nearly all the tircr
room, lie sometunes cor
below, hot remains only a t
during tlie afienioon he
AbiK-r, feeling the need
cise anC fresh air, took a
it he can
side street near ths homestead.
There Is almost a constant stream of
callers at tlie house Including nearly all
of thu older people or the ISar- They
come to Inquire about the .v uiitH of
the patient and t otter their sympathy.
There Is also much solicitude manifested
in other cities. The tol.-graph owsseugrs
carrv mesenges to the houfc 1-? tho score.
These are prlnclpaUy from friends at a
When the doctor called after dinner thin
evening he found little change. He said
the gradual weakening manifested all J-tv
was continuing at about the same rate
and that tl ere was a puwtbWity of ner
living till morning. He thought it poji
ble that t licit might e a radical change
In the early hours of the morning.
Souii afterward tho family thought she
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