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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, DECEM3JSI? 5, 3897 TWENTY PAG-A3.
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HIT CRISIS IN AUSTRIA
Race Difficulties the Emperor
Kept in Abeyance.
REGENT RIOTS SYSTEMATIC
Pillusers Followed the Same Tnetlc
In Each Attack on Property
King-Lenders. Had n Correct Lst
of 'All'rternmiih ami Their Stion
nud Devar,ted the Latter.
t, London- Dec. 4.-The great crisis which
has arisen in -Austria-Hungary, while sud
den and to some extant unexpected out
side of the dual monarchy, ought not to
surprise the -world. It if the natural work
ing out of irreconcilable iace difficulties
wtilcli nothing except the ivonderrul per
euual influence or the "Emperor lias kept
in abeyance Tor many years. It is no ex
aggeration to say that the lire of Emperor
Trnucis Joseph Is the only thing -which
prevents the disruption of the Aittrian
empire, -with an incalculable train of con
sequence to Europe at large.
When ii is added tlwit the best observer
take a gloomy view of the present silua
Uoi and cannot tee how the aged Liu
peror himseir will be able to improve It, it
will lie understood that the crisis tn Cen
tral Europe is reall j ofa very gruvedescnp
Uun. The -worst feature of all including the
eerious doings In Prague, is the fact, which
-was only apparent in the list diy or two
that agitation and violence have lieen
systematically promoted, with wluit t lli
mate object it 't not clea--. The Prague's
official Gazette, describing the first day's
'It is impossible to ascertain the number
of shops, houses aud places of 'nrsinens that
have been devastated. The pillaging,
-which began at 10 o'clock in the fore
noon, lasted until 11 at night, aud would
appear to have been carried out according
to a pre-confelved plan of an extensive
chaiacter. The pillagers followed the rame
tactics in every instance.
'rirst there -would be a whistle, then a
sudden gathering of the mob who smashed
windows and sacked a liou6e, finally a
rapid dispersal of the crowd.
'From early morning till late at night
ed by .hundreds of persons begging pro
tection." This official 6tntroent tends to conrinn
the version coming from the German side
that the ring-leaders who organized the
bands who for a few days established a
reign of teror in Prague, were f lrrusued
with lists of the German inhabitants. They
-were not only acquainted with the houses
bearing German inscriptions, but knew the
addresses of the more prominent members
of the German community, including ev en
It is argued thtt this alone can explain
the oireuniManees that so few Czech houses
were damaged. Even the charitable in
stitutions and boepltala were not spared.
The Children's Asylum was on the point
of being attacked when a passerby begged
the crowd to remember that most of the
patient." were children of Czech parents.
As they declined to listen to his remon
strances he called for the police aud thus
diverted the intention of the rioters who
chased him through the streets.
Numercus families wliose property was
destroyed and who feel that their lives
are not safe are leaving Prague, as are alao
many students from Germany who were at
tending the university. Some of the latter
received serious injuries during the dis
turbances. The German schools are still
closed, as are also a considerable number
of German shops. Inscriptions In that lan
guage l.ave been removed from all sign
boards and even from the tramway.
The events in Prague and other places
prove the secret agitators, whoever they
may be or whatever thalr object, have prac
tically unlimited power for mischief. They
have but to touch a light to the tinder and
the whole country is ablaze. Under the
circumstaucesit is an open question whether
tlie stem measures which the government
-wisely adopted have really a deterrent
ir not the situation is hopeless and none
can forese- the outcome. It is impossible
for anybody to prophesy the development
of the political situation in Vienna.
Nothing can be expected from the present
stop-gap ministry, which has really no
following. The chief difficulty is due to
the continental anomaly of there being.no
partisan division in Pailiament which is
made up of no less than a score of small
groups, all practically independent, and co
operating more by chance than design.
It -would be impossible to organize a
strong, homogeneous party except under
masterful leadership, and no such flung
There is every sjmpathy for the aged
Emperor In the dilemma, which is more
serious than any of the great emergencies
which he successfully faced early in his
reign. Perhaps this sympathy within
Ills two kingdoms may yet enable him to
save the situation, but the -way of escape
lias not yet lcen discovered.
DISCUSS FOREIGN SITUATION.
British Cabinet Uneasy Over the
Assneet in China.
London, Dei'- 4. The cabinet council at
the foreign office today discussed the
menaoinp foreign situation. Tlie staement
cabled a week ago respecting the ces
sion of Chinese territory In order that the
defenses of Hong Kong might be improved
has been confirmed, but the small terri
torial concessions at Hong Kong are not
for a moment considered to be an offset
to the German occupation of Kiao Choj
or the Fruoh and Russian acquisitions
Enghiud means to bestir herself , and as
an earnest of this she next week will
probably dispatch a couple more -.Tiiisers
to Chinese waters as a hint to the German
government, which is at present laboriously
fitting out re-enforcements for the same
part of the world. Indications multiply
that the British navy will have work to
do this winter, even If it be nothing more
than a peaceful demonstration or its vast
Gen. Felloux Realgar.
Rorce, Dec 4. -Gpu. Polloux, mlnisterof
war, resigned today because of the action
of the chamber of deputies yesterlay in
rejecting his army advancement propos-il.
Haiti Mnst Pay Indemnity.
Berlin Dec. 4.--The Post, wliich Is known
&s the ambassadors' organ, says that Haiti
must pay the indemnity demanded by Gar
many in the Luedere' case, and also the
cost of dispatching this warship Geler to
PorL nu Prince, or the port will be bo n
barded. It adds that Germany, howe.r,
does not intend to atiuei the country.
SIOH13 DREYFUS SCANDAL.
Chnuibcr Denounced theOdiou.s Cnni
puigi. Against Army Officers.
Pans, Dec. 4.-In the Chamber of Dep
uties today Count .Mini interpellated the
government, demanding that an end be
put to the campaign ugainst army officers
apropos uf the Dreyfus uffalr.
Prime Minister Mcliue and Gen. Ililot,
minister of war, both declared that Drey
rue was guilty aud had been justly con
demned. They praised the work that lad
been done bj Gen. Sanlet and ven.
Pcllfoux it repairing the damage that had
been done to the national defense by
The chamber voted the jrder of the day,
associating itself with the homage ren
dered the army by the minister of car,
Gen. Billot. Afterwurds, by a vote ut
154 to 77, it passed an order denouip Ing
the conductor! of the odious campaign
against army officers, which, it was de
clared, was undertaken Tor the purpose
of troubling the public Constance.
COTTON WOKKKRS TO STRIKE.
Engineers Utterly Beaten and Em
ylojtrte Refuse Concessions.
Loudon, Dec. 4. The cotton jpeiatlves
balloted today on the question .vhe'.her
they would accept a i eduction in their
wages. Tlie lesultls sure to be a icftiisal,
and a strike Is highly probable.
The striking engineers aie utterly beaten.
The emplover. flatly reruse to muke tlie
slightest Cincesslon on the vital point
of the foity-elght hours question and
lefuse even to discuss the matter It
was undei cover of striking on tills point
that the unions hoped to obtain the right
to contiol the works.
The employers refuse to biook any In
terference as legards the men they shall
employ and the late of wages they shall
pay tin. different clasKes of workmen.
They simply promise an efficient wage
to efficient workmen.
USING DYNAMITE BOMBS
Uazleton Strikers Seek Revenge
oil Ario Pardee Piatt.
Enough High Explosive Placed on
the Stoop of Hi.s MuiiHion to
Blow It to Atonic.
Bazleton, Pa., Dec. 4. The apprehen
sion felt here that the sheriffs deputies
who figured in the shooting of the riotous
strikers last September would soonpr or
later be subjected to violence at the hands
of the friends of the latter was iucreaeed
by a startling occurrence here today.
There have tnsen several minor brawls,
in which some of the humbler members
of the posse have been drawn since the
shooting and more or less injured, but
today the first attempt upon the life and
property of one of the prominent figures
among the deputies was made.
Ario Pardee Piatt is a cousin of Frank
Pardee, of Pardee &. Co., general busi
ness manager of the company, and is
prominently in society. He was one of
Sherirf Martin's deputies, but It Is al
leged was not one of the firing squad at
the Lattimer shooting. He occupies a
handsome residence on North Church
street, built in country style, surrounded
by porches', and standing sonic distance
from the sidewalk.
Whet. Mi. Tlatt was sitting with his
family at the breakfast table at 7:30
o'clock this morning, he "was suddenly
staitled h the exclamation from his son
who stood on the rear porch, "Father,
come out heie; see what I have found."
Mr. Tlatt rushed out and there, just along
the steps, lay two big ten-inch dynamite
cartridges. He at once summoned the
chief of police who, on his arrival, made
an examination of the surrounding prem
ises and found the footprints of heavy
shoes, coming fiom and leading back
Into the street. It was evident from this
that the dynamite had been placed where
it was with an evil intent, as the cart
ildges were fully chaiged and only needed
Igniting to have done theli deadly work.
Had thej succeeded in lighting the fue
the house would have leen shattered, as
the cartridges had been so placed as
to act upon the foundations of the build
ing. Tills apparent knowledge of the
downward action of the high explosive
stieiigthened the suspicion that the deed
was done byrnen familiar with dy.idinlte.
Mr Piatt was still very much wrought
up over the occurrence when seen this
this afternoon. As to the identity of the
perpetietors of this outrage, he said:
'I have not the remotest idea, but I
presume it was done by some of the
fellows who are down on me because I
was one of the deputies, but I am not at
all ashamed of that. On the contrary, I
am pirid of the fact that I was one of
the n-en who had the courage to uphold
the lew at any cost."
During the late strike 200 pounds of
dynamite was stolen from the Cranberrv
Mine ik w der-house, and has never been
found. That it was in the hands of some
of the revengeful foreigners and "will som
day be used for an evil purpose, is the
SENATOR 31ANNA NEARLY WELL.
"Will Leave His Home for the
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 4. Senator JIanna
was veiy much better today, and, die day
belng pleasant, took a short drive. He
has practically recovered from his illness
and will leave here for "Washington on
He will be accompanied by Major Dick,
secretary of the national executive com
mittee, whose most important business
there will be to make arrangements forthe
transaction of the business of the national
Republican committee in Cleveland "or the
next two or thtee years, although nomi
nal! j the headquarters willremain in "Wash
ington. Mrjor Dick upon his return will watch
the Henna machine in Ohio and cuefully
nurs" his gubernatorial boom.
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HHE DESIROUS TIE TOWN
One Hundred and Ten Buildings
Burned in Jaruco.
GEN. BLANCO TRYING BRIBES
Willing to Give ."?100,000 to Ruoul
Arnugo if He Will Surrender
Gen. Rodriguez, Commander-in-Chief
at Pinar del Rio, Issues an
Older Lilto That of Gomez.
Havana, Dec. 4, via Key .West, Dec. 4
One hundred and ten houses were burned
yesterdaj in a terrible fire at Jaruco,
Havana province. Jaruco is only an hour's
ride from Havana by rail. Telegriphic
advices were received here or the cala-nity
going on there, but it was impossible to
send any help, although the Havana fire
service is very good, because the in
surgents who contiol the country might
stoi- the trains and attack the firemen,
who are considered ofricially as soldiers of
the Spanish army.
The town was Iert to shift for ltseir.and
thj disaster was immense. It Is said this
evening that over two hundred persons
havt. perished In the names, though m the
official bureaus no information is ob
tained except that the fire was accidental.
The poverty of Jaruco was already in
tense, people dying there from hunger, as
in the principal towns or Cuba. The fire
has increased the general misery.
I.j Matanzas Gen. Molina, after his recent
bloody engagement with the Cuban forces
under Gen. Belancourt, retired to the city,
aud for two weeks has remained inactive..
The last battle in Pinar del Rio province
between the insurgent genpral.Ducas, and
the Spanish columns of Gens. Bernal and
Hernandez de Velasco have had the rfarne
effect on the latter. Gen. Gomez writes
from La Forma to a friend in Sanctidpir
itus: "We arc resolved to make a lively win
ter campaign, and the only obsta "le in
the -way or fleeing Cub.t speedily is our
lack of abundant and powerful nrtillery.
Six dynamite guns and twenty good field
pieces is all we need to attack the Span
ish fortified towns that now, in most cases,
we have to attack with rifles.''
Gen- Tando, after his disastrous engage
men twlth Gen. Gomez, cabled yesterday,
had a series of smaller fights in the dis
trict of Sanctl Splrltus and lost a cannon.
He has been compelled to take refuge un
der the protection of the strong Spanish
forts around Sanctl Splrltus city.
Several agents of the Spanish govern
ment have started for Pinar del Rio
province to confer with the insurgents
and ofrer them peace on the basis of au-ton-.tny.
They have been authorized to
offei Uiem money also.
In view of this news, Gen. Rodr'guez,
Cuban commander-in-chief In Pinar del
Rio, had issued an order similar to those
of Gomez and Garcia, already printed.
He says that any Cuban in the muks
or any civil or military employe of the
Republic who listens to the proposals
of the- Spanish agents will be sum narlly
court-martialed and sentenced to death.
"It such emissaries, duly authorized,
bring an offei of the Independence of
Cuba, no one in this section of the Cuban
aimy has power to treat with tharn, but
shall direct them, according to article 11
of our constitution, to the superior govern
ment of the Republic."
Rebel t Arango, the brother of the well
known insurgent leader, Raoul Aranco.
who Is operating in Havana province, Is
now in this city very blck. The Spanish
authorities knowing thut an emissary
sent to Raoul Arango with offers of peace
under the Spanish flag will be immediately
hanged as a spy according to Gen. Gomez's
orders, are endeavoring to compel Robert
to perform that delicate commission-. They
have s-ald to him that they only de4r
him to deliver a sealed letter. Robert
energetically declines. He says:
"My hi other will not hesitate to hang
me If his duty compels him to do so."
Gen. Bianco Is ready to offer Raoul
Arango $100,000 It he will surrender,
and the saint; sum to Col. Nestor Arangueien.
A Spaniard here named Don Angel Arcos
ofrered ?6,000 to Robert Arango to de
liver the letter to his brother. It has
been dlscoveied that Col. Escrlbano, the
chief of staff and Intimate friend of "Jcn.
Wcyler, took away from the Spanish Bauk
of Havana $82,000 deposited there, ac-
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THE "NEW BOOKKEEPING,
cording to a decree of Weyler, for the
payment of the cattle seized by the
tioopsln this province.
The cattie owners have not received
the monc-j. Gen. Blanco has ordered pro
ceedings against Col. Escrlbano, and will
take steps to bring him back from Spam.
The Marquis of A pezteguia , president -it t he
Conseratives, arrived here today from
New York. He has been coldlyreeeivedby
his own paity.
TURKEY AND GREECE SIGN.
The Treaty of Peace Will Be Rati
fied in Fifteen Days.
Conrtantinople, Dec. 4. The final treaty
of peace between Turkey and Greece was i
formal j signed hy the representatives of
the two governments at 3:30 o'clock this
afternoon. The ratification of the treaty
16 to take place fifteen days hence.
EXILE LANUZft IMfED
Met at the New. York. Pier oy a
Throng of -Cubans.
CUBA WANTS INDEPENDENCE
Autonomy Will Not Be Accepted, lie
Said, and in the End tlio Patriots
Will Be Free French Banks Will
Advance No 3Iore Money for War
New Vork, Dec. 4. Senor J. Gonzales
Lanuza, the most important of Ihe Cuban
revolutionists exiled to "Ceuta by Gen.
"Weyler, arrived here today on the St.
Taul. A throng of Cubans w;nt to the
pier to welcome him. The Cubans In New
York were eager to have him here before
the meeting in memory of Gon. Maceo
that will be held on December 7, and at
which Snnor Lanuza "Will s.pak.
Senor Lanuza was the president of tho
revolutionary junta in Havata,. when t-'cu.
"Weyler arrested him. "Ho was entenced
to exileln the penal colony of Ceuta, Spain,
and has been imprisoned thero since De
cember 19, 1890, He was released last
October by the Sngasta- government and
summoned to Madrid to dhajugs-VUtli its
projector the plans for autonomy in Cuba.
In several interviews with Senor Giberar,
Deputy Bafael Maria do 'Lnbrjt, and other
partisan" of the new Spanish regtme, Senor
Lanuza lioldly exprewied the opinion t: at
the only way to end the war was the
recognition by Spain .q the independence
of tho Cubans. He held many conferences
with othei leading Spanish statesman, al
ways declaring the same views, and from
Madrid he went to Paris, called ll.rre
by admirers who wished him to speak
for the Cuban cause.
On November 22 he delivered, at the
hall of the Soclete ties Savants, In Paris,
a lecture on the situation' in Cuba, and
his conclusions, unalterably in favor of
independence, and against autonomy, were
accepted by the Cuban colony in that city
Senor Lanuza courerrpd also with the
celebrated French journalist Henri de
Rochefort and Paul de Ca'ssagnac, who
represent the Radical and Conservative ex
tremes In French politics. :Both are en
thusiastic supporters or the Cuban cause.
"I found in France," saldfeenor Lanuza
today, a decided change Lt jplnion in
favor of Cuba. It Is a wefl known fact
in Paris that the hankers, who, until now,
have supported the Spanish government,
have declared that they wJU advance addi
tional rurids only upon condition ohat '.hey
be ernploycd to paciry theisland, bribing,
ir possible, the Cuban leaders, but that they
are not disposed to give a' cont mure lor
war purposes, being convinced that Spain
cannot crush the revolution .-by force of
Senor Lanuza belfeven that autonomy
was Rpnins last effort. '$How cautious
the Cubans should lie.1 tie added, 'In be
lieving the sincerity of Spain's pnunKe.s, Is
proved by a recent article tn El National,
a Conservative newspaper of .Madrid, which
declared recently that autonomy had been
granted to Cuba without the consent of the
CorteB and by royni decrees. When the
Conservatives come Into power again other
royal decrees7sigifea?alto, without the con
sent of the CprtesS'can nbolish the pre
According -to recent advances from Ha
vana Gen. Blanco showetfrgreat .-tpprelien-
Rion concerning Hie" arrival in New York of
Senor Lanuza. The latter called .it once
at the Junta todayto offcnliis-servicPH to
Delegate Estrada Palma.
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THIED 10 KILL OR. GODDING
Paroled Patient Snapped a Pistol
at the Superintendent.
I1IS ARM CAUGHT JUST IN TIME
Weapon Aimed Point-BlanU at the
Doctor, One of Whose Finders,
Was. Bruised by the Descending
Hammer The aiauiac Taken to a
An attempt to kill Dr. "W. W. Godding,
superintendent of the Government Hospital
for the Insane, was made in the reception
hall of that institution Friday night by a
uparolejl jiatlentna tried MoCar rrey.
The man had only beenoutof the asyJum
about two weeks, and, though he iad
often manifested a particular dislike to
Dr. Godding, no more than ordinary cau
tion was observed. It frequently happens
that discharged patients return of their
own volition to the institution, and Dr.
Godding did not think it strange whn an
attendant informed him Friday evening
that McCaffrey was down in the reception
hall waiting to see him.
"I will be down Immediately," re
sponded the superintendent, who soon
after hurried along the corridor toward
the .reception room. The door stood open,
and when Dr. Godding stood on the
threshold he saw McCaffrey standing at
the far end of the room with his face to
ward the wall. There was a soft Hep
as the physician set foot within the room.
It was the sicnal for action on McCaffrey's
part. "Wheeling to face about with the
precision of a trained soldier he instantly
leveled a revolver straight at the head of
Dr. Godding Tho latter made a quick
spring at the lunatic and seized the
leveled pistol with a firm grasp just as
the hammer descended, mashing ami bruis
ing the end of one of his ringers. The
movement saved hit, life, however, for It
was but little trouble to overpower Mc
Caffrey, who, in the strong grasp or Or.
Guiding, lay cursing and swearing on the
floor, where he had been thrown during
the momcntaiy struggle which eii.ued
just after the pistol was snapped. Sev
eral attendants were called in and the
insane man hurried to the strong ward,
where he had been confined on for ner
occasions when in tlie hospital.
The pistol lay on the floor where it had
fallen from the hand of McCaffrey. It
was picked up and examined. It was a
large, self-auiing levolver of 32 caliber
and every chamber was filled. Had it
not been for Dr. Goddlng's quick action
and his powerful physique, there is little
doubt he would have received the full
force of the bullet. There is another
circumstance also to which he attributes
his escape. It was to all appearances
McCaffrey's purpose to shoot the doctor
just as ho appealed In the doorway and
he was waiting to hcai his footstep for
the signal. The doctor wore his 'iojsc
slippers and McCaffrey did not kuw
he was picsent until he heard the step
in the roon..
The man lias been regarded by the at
tendants as particularly dangerous. He
has what is known as delusional insanity,
and believes that there is a great con
spiracy to kill him. He claims that an
effort is being made to poison him, and
believes Dr. Godding is in the plot. The
patient first came to the institution about
ten years ago from the Soldiers' II mie,
where ho suddenly developed delusional
infinity, and often threatened to take the
life of the governor or the home. The man
is a" sufferer from tul)erculous disease, ind
it is believed that Is partly the cause of
Ir developed from the ravings- of the
maniac yesterday that almost over
since hehas been out of ths institution, he
has -plotted how he could kill Dr. God-dinir-
Bo said that he had watched for the
doctor on the road leading from the asylum
to Anncostia, but could never get a good
chance to commit the deed. He had also
gon to the Ucpartmentof the Interior, with
thtiliopo that he might find an opportunity
therj some time when the physioian called
on matters concerning the institution- Fail
ing In these attempts, he determined to go
back to the asylum on a pretense of re
turning for further treatment anil then
when the doctor appeared to shoot him
through the head.
Ah tl c man had already been examined
and cc mmitted to the asylum, and wusonly
1 paroled, It was only necessary for him to
be placed in his old ward without furrher
SULLIVAN NOT A CANDIDATE.
Decides Not to Enter In Boston'
Boston, Dec. 4. John Lawrence Sullivan
will no be a candidate for mayor or Bos
ton, and no nomination papers in his
legal behalf will be filpd today. That Je-
ciilon was arrived at three days ago, after
a. conference of Mr. hullivan's political
Sullivan was asked to change Ills nind
by-hK numerous friends, who toid him
he could not be elect m1. and that he might
injure hi party's chances. Sullivan ;.c
cepted the suggestion of his friends rjrc
fully. GRIGGS, ATTORNEY GENERAL
No Doubt Xow That He Will Enter
One of His Nearest Friends Declai es'
That, the Governor Will Un
Paterson N. J., Dec. 4. Gov. Griggs
still refuses to discuss the Attorney Gen
eralship question, although there is no
doubt thut it is witiiln his grasp if he
wishes it. Reports that he has accepted
the portfolio are unfounded, is lie will
not leteveuhismost intimateacqualntanees
know whether the plare has been offered
him. To tt.ose who called at hi jfiice in
the Paterson Nutioiial Bank this morning
and tendered their congratulation! ti dim
ply smiled and said: ".N'o, I am Hot open
This evening's Tress, edited by Secretary
or State George "Wurts, au appointee and
close firendof GY. v. Griggs, printn a oluina
on the subject, of winch the hea Hug Ik
"Griggs, Attorney General This, iresh
honor for New Jersey now beyond donbt
His ownlipsare scaled."
Commenting on Mr. Griggs' refusal tot
give anything for publication, the article
says: "This is entirely proper, as of
ficial etiquette would exact from him ab
solute reticence in the case. Any au
thoritative announcement of a Cabinet
appointment must come from the Presi
dent, who is just now absoqt from "Wash
ington. Closa friends of the governor
ex preyed the belief that a Cabinet posi
tion liad been tendered the gardrnor and
that the governor would probably aocept
These statements coming, as they do,
from a source close to lieadquarters ought
to throw considerable llcht on the topic.
It is said that the nomination orAttorney
General McKenna to be a Justice of the
Supreme Court, and of Gov. John W.Grtess,
or New Jersey, to be Attorney General, will
be s.ent to the Senate this week. The
report is based on the belief that Gov.
Griggs lias accepted the tender to him ly
th'i I resident of the Attorney Generalship.
It H not believed that the protest fr in
thj Pacific coast a gainst, Mr. McVC-nna
will be of avail to defeat his nomination
to the Supreme bench. It is said to be
WILSON'S VISIT BENEFICIAL.
Oignnization of a State Agricultural
Society One Result.
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 4. Tlie visit of
Secretary of Agriculture "Wilson to this
State aud his able speecaes are alrewly
bringing apparently good results. The
Hon. I. F. Culver. State coiiimlsJooef
of agriculture, lias issued a circular letter
to the farmers', aud all persons interested
in agriculture in Alabama to meet and
take some action that will Insure the
farmers of the State a Juit aud fair re
muneration for their crops.
Commtioner CuKer proposes to organ
ize a State agricultural society, which
shall meet and consider the belt pHy
to pursue in obtaining these benefits.
He proposes to have a convention of .he
Stats meet here on January 12. He r
mlnds the farmers that the time nas eu'ne
to plant cereals and moke everything
needed for home use on the plantation, lor
with cotton at 5 cents tlie fanners are
growing poorer every year.
It is expected that Secretary Wilson
can be induced to return to Alabama on
that date and help carry out the wie Mig
gestions he made during his recent isit
GEORGE W. BLOTJOH SUICIDES.
His Body Discovered and Cut Down
by His Wife.
Buffalo, X. T., Dec. 4. George W.
BIouch.au n rchltect and contractor, hanged
himself in his ofrice yesteulay morning.
His dead body was discovered and cut
down by his wire this morning .irter a
fruitless search hod been made by the
police In all parts of the city and Elouh
had been given up as Ion. It Is reported
to the coroner that Biouch killed himself
on account of n quarrel he had with
hlH wire on Thursday night over ome
nOOHI TORU AT SAN FRANCISCO.
French and Russian Ministers Want
Sir Robert Hart Dismissed.
San Francisco, Dec- 4. Advices from
China today state that the French and
Russian ministers at Tekin Have been en
deavoring to persuade the Emperor to dis
miss Sir Robert Hart, the chief of custo.is.
They want the Englishman replaced "Jy a
lxard composed of a Frenchman, a itus
dan and a Chinaman.
Hoori Tom, Japanese minister at Wash,
ington, arrived from Japan today.
Discoveries by Exeavutlou.
London, Dec. 4. Excavations have :'een
made recently In the remains of the old
Roman colony, Vinrtonisra, at "Windisch.
Switzerland. The most important re
sultH are the disinterment of large Roman
villas and the amphitheater, besides a
quantity or coins, pottery, broiue, iron
ware and some large silver vessels, which
have their equals ouly in the fa.n us
treasure trove of "Wildesheim, Germany,
brought to light in 1868.
LEAVES RISJ1G MDTHEB
President Recalled by Imper
ative Duty to the Nation.
RETURNS AGAIN TO CANTOS
Mrs. McKitiley Was Unconscious
Whet- Hor Sun Wh- Forced to Tak
Leave of rier Doctor Suv.st Sho
iluy or- iSty Not- Uusei? CirnJ
He Cuii Return.
Canton. Ohio, Deo. 4. Mtasil Xuacy Alli
son McKinleytiie mother of Utfr President,
still, lives. Se bus surviwd several re
lapses during the day which eeeu.ed to
preaage the end or her lifVs journey ani
this evening finds her in much the san.e
condition as l.t nigfet, exrept that she t.s
much weaicei and nearer the end of her
She lies immovable on her bed, free
from pain and reatiHg.i tlHjgh In natural
sleep. She is oblivloua tn aH that tran
spires about her. Tht tfafc condition wiil
continue until morning seems to le hi,
probable, hutit seemed eqitallynu last night
yetsbe survived the night and the day. and
lis held her own remarkably well- It is
not iniKsslbIc that the President, v- ho took
what hefe-ircd to be his last fanwellof her
this afternoon, may, on ate return Tj
day morning, still find her living.
While the mother n& qcietiy awaiting
tlie final sum moos, the son is speeding Iiih
way to Washington, watching at every sta
tion for the messages the family here nre
sending tc inform hint of his motitar a
condition. His devotion to duty conquered
his filial devotion Uris afternoon and led
him to make the per.souai sacrifice of re
turning to tlie Executive Mansion, la Wash
ington, when he much desired to remain
here and attend his mother's hillde in Jit
Alt! ough the arrangement was made yes
terday, it was not until a conference -wtii
the physician Jus& before UalnUtna con
vinced. hiHt than he could serve no end: in
remaining here; than tha mother? wouid
never again return to ouaseiCMiSBeifS? to
recogni7f his presents?.
Then came the parting, and a saduer
-scone was never -witneas-J. Ttee ar
riage was delayed at the door till tt-e
very last minute making it poSHibie t
meet the train, vvliWe the President .,nd
others of the family Usgereil in the suw
room, hoping for some evidence of recoj.m
tion of the pttitimr. but It did n,t n .
The mother onee-arftwlee moved a htt'p
and thus inspired bww, ton H was su -rt
Mothorv f (aiva U ge bow; can't t. x
speak to ire? Don't jib Jcbow me' ' sai-i
She could not speak, and the u.cvjig
Jnst before had not been tf a respon-i e
nature. With tender words of eHdearr. etc
the President sank to bte knees, kis.-e'
her fondly. lucked at her hi hit, In tl m
IHisition he remained to the last n-mute.
He hoped for seine sign that she knew
or felt his presence. Then he said a hae-ty
guodhy to the others and hedged thrtr in
surance that they would tell him -f th
mother's cunditin at every statu ea
loute. Then Le weatto tbedep t and,-ai
soon eastward beuwl.
Assistant Secretary uf Slate Dy wau
In the special car -with him. Whire the
smoke from the tocuinotite stiH htrreretft
over the tracks the report vra gtvetv
oat at the house that the mother bad
suffered another stntke of paralysis S
fuctlng her left side and arm. Thte wa
looked upon as a remarkable egbteirieact.
KhMe the President waa here th BHtthev'st
rust was untroken.
Scarcely bad he left the house. hnwr.
when thf re came a coUanse. The coHufffct
whleh folio wed the dewartwr? of the Prasl
dent it developed, oa examiniUon by th
physician, was not a second stroke u
paralysis, a. sarntteed by the family.
a sinking spell, sue tr as anwtimes com
in such case. While it lasted, the m it ata
face flushed up its theagh with the Mfeoaa
The condition prevailed hnt a short time,
however, and then she retimed t the May,
restful condition, which has arevaJIl fee
more than thirty hours. She was then lUlle
weaker than before the relapse, and lie.
doctor at each of n rmrnlwr of visits tit
night reported that she was stHI in tie
wearing-out sleep, in which she is :ikef
to remain until death .
The physician still thiuks the end 's- not
far distant, but says the weakening incom
ing on slowly, llerore the I tines Mrs, Mc
Kinley'sonnstrtuttan wan b stiong thai the
proces3 may take considerable time. "During
the day her pulse was very slow anil weak,
and her bicathing was nwre laborious than
heretofore. In these ri-pects there s a
slight improvement tonight.
The immediate family 1ms been Joined t.v
Mrs-McKinley'sidster, Mrs. OHbrne,maLt t
or Gen. Osborne, the cons.il general to Lon
don: Miss Grace McKinley, who lives at
the homestead, but who Is attending eof
lepe In the East: Mr.Dunean, of Cleveland
and Mr. Bowman Bowman, or Lorain, the
latter tin en being grandchildren- These
together with the regular household and
relatives who arrived yesterday, are u-ei
ing a constant vigil at the bedside The
F resident definitely arranged to be !. k
herp by Tuesday morning.
He vill remain in Wat hington only long
enough to perform the part required of him
in the opening or Congress and then start
foe Canton. Mrs. McKinley will come with
hrrr on this trip. She was greatlyslHiXed
by the news of the illness the other day
and would have come then but was ad
vised against making the hurried trip and
th; piepanitlons therefor.
Mrs. Aimer McKinley and daughter,
Mabel, of New Yorfc, will also come with
the President Tuesday. The President
secured scarcely any rest during hl stay
in Canton. During last night he cooU
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