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WASHINGTON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 189T SIX P AGUES.
BOLD BLACKMAIL SCHEME
Two Men Attempt to Get Money
From a Millionaire.
CONFESSED WHEN CAUGHT
TlHjfr Sltiteinents Involve the Span
ish Com-ul General at Xi'w Yutlti
cm "Whose Ofrielnl Letterheads,
Letters Were Written Say They
"Were Warned by Him.
New Yorfc,Joc. 5.-Auattompt lu black
mail Mr. Fugnik- Teixuirn, a. -wealthy
Brazilian nxTist, tvIio recently anis to
Uiib cm i trjrlMiu Spain, and, after making
large real estate purchases here, fcetUxl
down In thi-. oty, at No. 01 S West Bud
avenue. lesulted today in the arrest of
William B. Tuiuhtiil, an expert account
aiit, and Wi'liani Llford Gould, rf.rmt.rly
a Wall btretn broker, but now a I cat-hex
of language. The men have been wriUng
threatening if-n-T- to Tci-seira since early
in Ncvember, In the letters they kept re
Terring in a vague way to some scandal--,
In tlic past Ii it-of the -trust, width w:mld
- Tie- revealed unless a certain amount of
in-ii'Cy was paid lir tin" decumcut s, w ich
tiu blackmailers said they had In their
ne ot Cap. Mcf"loskey's men gut into
tiki coufide-iCt of the swindlers. He .posed
Ar thct-pre-iitailve of Mr. Teixeira, and
Qanlcl the i-egotiKtioiif, along to a roint
Wl ere evtuytlmig was ready for the hand
ing ver f the money to the WaektnaMrs
and tlie receipt of the alleged documents.
f lOTheii there w;.1- a hitch. The blackmal.i-s
risuMtl to have .my furtlier dealings with
ciBhct the det-ctlre or Mr. Teixeira. ?he
rtojKflive. Sorgl. Valialy, openly dedaies
tliat the swiwtlers -were -warned oy Ar
euro Baldasauo, the Spanish Consul general
at tins purl.
Today, in confessions, the prisoners JhiUi
HUMed that luey liad been warned by .Mr.
nstfJa-ano Umt the man posing as Air.
Toiielra, i opresentetivc was a detective,
ad, furthermore, that it was the Spanish
(UHSn! general who furnished them with the
Informal ton, m which they bated their
detnt.d- for hu-itt-trtoney. Of course, tlteir
--virl r not geod far mucli unsupported.
Mr. Teixeir, came to New York with his
iMoUter, Maria LIh Tetxeira.a year ago.
Site its fcaid to have h-- a cousin of 12m
pa9 ! Pedro, of Brazil. Teixeira. is
fiOMNK: In Spam as an arti.-t, and his
picture, "Tlie 1 irt Communion of Co-lm-bnis
in America." was exhibited in
M-a-dr!, and Paris some years ago, and
avou Mm gold medal at each exiuMUou.
11 ttd Mb toother are millionaires maiiy
tfcues over. Ms. Teixeira is thirty-three
jt'ars old. ml a widower with three
". "Sbe jwrch'.a- of real estate made In
It city &v tix Teixeirat. wfien lliey fiwt
(jomc- here aitr&ctd a great deal of itt-ai
. tkm. aiwy ne sid to have Invested
ea T,iittioix. After tlie Teixsirjjs
had eetMed hi tin1" riry they wereflooied
-wHn Jetecrs from all kindK nnd eoiKlitions
of Jieople Xlo-t of them were begging
On Xoemlxr 13 last Mr. Teixeira ot
a leuer signed Willinm B, Tumbull, in
vrhioii the writet said that he w-u an
expert aecotmu-itit, could talk Spanish
ftoeiHly, and wa-: anxious to kettle m this
oHr. Ur. Twrnlull RUggeted that as be
was a man of mote than ordinary business
abWty, he would make an ex jellent
pdvafie secretr to Mr. Teixeira, and
lie luqaeAted that he le engaged at one.
7be letiei was tr t h ueual ottler and w as
Tear UayX later another letter came
fnan Mr. Turubull. In the interim Tnnt
,1rti had called at tlie Teixeira house, but
haA Hot succeeded in weeing Jlr. Teixrfra.
The second letter hinted at a scandal in
JIr.Txeira lire. ani fcaid tnat delay m
appointing a dat- for an interview might
resale in annoyance ami disgrace- ilr.
Teixeira hanled the letter over to Tiaimas
O'Conneli, a real est ale man, into whose
bauds M. Teiteira had placed lilb business
10 ILL CilSTEi IT?
Secretary Long Has Appointed
WILL SUE DECIDE TO ACT?
Hefu..cd to Atcept the Appointment
at tlie Htindh of Her Father Mis
iIlielinrdKoti Thinks She Hq Been
fillsjiixed Very 3Iud With Secre
The Hufortuuate Incident in connection
-with the forthcoming uhrlUeJiing of the
lUtlR-Wii Kentucky has JaiM3d much in
fltgtmtioa in tlie heartfe of MJi Riclwrdson'j.
How much real reatfon she IhuI for jx
peatlng the appointment the public will
probably never know, but the iiiisunder
htandlug ft- modi to bo deplored.
Tbew one thing about making purchases
a' thcgrrl providers' big double store, and
auucx, 415-417 Eeeuthitreet;if any mib
underMamlfng eer ariies, they never rct
until it it- straightened out to the satis
faction of their customers.
There"b pleasure in dealing at a itore
like iliat, vhere the merchants go out of
their way to please.
The ceremony of christening the big
battleship will bring out a liniearray of
siuart dicuses and Jackc4b, and tliat may
rc-imnt'' t)U that the great providers' stock
is u.ost comprehend e and tastefully te
Iected. There's no rraton In the world why any
wou.an In Washington should not besmart
ly drow-ed, while the gieat providers carry
tlie 'uaalfieent stock thev do, and persibt
in their liberal offers of credit.
Here are tome of their prices whfchei ery
one can tee are extraordinarily low, and
they are not mere 'c'tch-trldes,', lieoitifce
all tholr prices are on the wmc footing:
Ladleb' fine Seal Plush Cape; handsomely
trimmed In fui, $-1.75.
Ladlu- Styiibh Astrakhan Cape; fur
X,adirs fine Astrakhan Jackets; worth
$10: for $0.50.
Xadles Cloth Cape, fur trimmed. $1.-1S.
FrntiK Hibbey & Company,
Elxth street and New York avenue.
affairs. O'Connell went to Turubull, -le-nouncud
him as a cheap swindler who
would git his head punched if he w.ote
any such letter to Mr. Teixeira. Turaoull
treated d'Ctiniiell With dignified contempt.
nn?l told him that he could have no deal
ings with ngeut. O'Connell repeated his
warnings and then went away, eiuihiled
that he hail put a stop to the annoyance.
On November 19 a well dressed man
called at Mr. Teixelra's house it ml naid
that hehad aleiter forhlm. Mr. Teixeira
j -was out, itiirt after waiting a while the
man left the letter and wont away. A
servant handed the letter to Mr. Teixeira
when he come home. It was written on
the official paper of the Spanish con
sulate and was .signed "Arturo Ualdas.i.i-j
y Topctc, coiJMil general." The letter wis
written In SpaniMi -and introduced the
bearer. William El ford Gould, as a mm
of excel thmal intcUlgence atIio desired
I to become Mr. Teixeira's private secretary.
The letter Mmugly recommended "Mr.
On November 2ft came another letter
from Tumbnll denouncing Teixeira for
heading O'Connell to hbn. and imlulg'ng
inotni.hfty talk about sending his seconds
to Teixeiin were they living in another
couatrj. This letter was a little less dis
guised tliii the first one in its demands.
The alleged scandel was hinted at as Ik
ing Mr. Teixeim's abuse of his wife. Tins
was going too far, and Mr. Teixeira called
in the police. Detective Valialy was put
on the oa.M', and hls atory is that, after
many conference and jiropoMtlons with
Turnbub, to whom ho repretcnted liinisclf
as a Mi. Anderfcon, an agent for Mr.
Teixeira, h agreed to pay S2,2TiO for
the Mirrender cl ceitaln alleged compro
mising documents. Meanwhile, the de
tective had called at the omen of the
Spanish consul general to look up Gould
Valialy Fny he was assured by a repre
seaUit've of the consul general that the
letter the latter had--written was genuine
and that Gould was all right.
1 1 at nigl.i theism me look M .Teixeira
to TurnbuH't. noiise, ostenbihlv to jiay the
n.oncy, but vU-n they got there 'rura'jull
dclared that he linu Avabl'ed his hands of
tlic whole affair, and would lune nothing
more to do wit hit. He finally confessed the
whole plot , and wild that Gould bad warned
him to di op the ease, as the Spanish conbul
gcneral, after Vallaly's hit to him, had
wanted Gould that Valialy was a detective
and that the game was up.
Last nli'lit Turubnll, Valluly and Mr.
Teixeira were taming the case over at
the letter's home when a ibervant brought
up u card Gould was shown up, and tho
first thing he fcaid ou entering the room
was: I know you want me, and Vin
here to say that if you'll promise not to
fiend me to jail I'll give you the par
ticulars of this wliole conspiracy.'"
Gould then went on to bay that Consul
General Baldnsano. whom he had kuown
for twratti fir venra. urn! with whom he
J was in the habit of dining every Sunday
night, nail toiu him that Mr. Teixeira had
been mixed up in a swindling sclieme in
Brazil, and that the Brazilian govenuuent
liad made repeated efforts to get him back
to that country, where he was under iu
dlctmeut. Afterward, Gould said, he lieard
about Teixeira having beaten his wife, lie
luid commuiiicittefl all of this information
to Tnrnbnll. He liad inspired the letters
Torn bull wrote, he confeused.
Gould and Turubull wore put under
$1,000 bail ouch today for examination
on Tuesday. Tiie story about TeiieifVs
abMing hlb wife oi itaving lieen in troauie
iti Bi-ar:l is said to be an invention purely.
Turubull lives with his wife and mother
in-law, at No. 7 West Nineteenth fiiieer.
Gouhl is said to be unmarried. The
poHee say he it. a graduate of Columbia
CoikmiI General P-aldnsnno eaid tonight
that he had itecome ncitualnted with vVIl
llam E. Gould some time ago, while liv
ing in Washington Square. He said ie
knew Gould a a gentleman, a business
man. and a literary and art critic md
student, and trusted and intimated that
he could clear himself of the peculiar and
unexpected charge or blackmailing.
Mr. Iialdasano positively denied that l.e
had given notice to Gould that a detective
was after him.
DEATH'S SWESP IN GDBA
111 Matanzas Province 40,000 Peo
ple Died ill Ten Moalhs.
Twelve Thousand Orphans in Piimr
Hel Bin Wt.ole T.vviif, He-
Havnna , Dec. 5. -According to tlmoffic ill
statement of the Spanish statistical bureau,
tbenumberof deaths In tlirCityorMataii7a-
during the past leu months was 5,1 55.
This estimate only comprises the city, with
out lis suburbs. Matauzas has only aboit
is appalling. In tlie whole province of
Matanza-s the number of deaths during the
same period lias been about -10,000, incl.t J
ingthepaclfieos. Many towns haveentir.-l r
In Pilar do Rio province tlie u umber
of orphans, huddled together In the court
yards of t,jie several police statious md
other places, and many of them emploved
as slaves by the Spanish officers and their
families, is 12,000.
The parents of these children were all re
whet, famine began to. spread in the
province, and most of them belonged to
families composed of at least four ad.Ut
In Pinai del Rio it is estimated that
50,000 i.cjmiis have bpen the victims of
famine. In T'nvana the situation has net
improved in any respect. It is no exaggera
tion, iig newspaper sensationalism, to say
that two j (Mrs more of tlds awful mor
tality would wipe out the entire popula
tion of Cuba, and Weyler would have
reason to be bu!isfied with the result of
Storm Sweeps Over Ituly.
Rome, Dec. r. Enormous damage has
been done by a ttorm which swept over
Italy tod;iy. Seventeen vessels were
wrecked In the Day of Naples, and their
crews were lost. Many wrecks are re
ported from the islands of Sardinia and
"Wales Didn't Engage Sloan e.
London, Dec- 3T The Daily Telegraph
says that it is authorized to deny that
the Prince of Wale so unlit to engage
Tod Sloane. the American Jockey, to riile
for him next year.
IVY BUSINESS COLLEGE 8th and K.
None better, $25 a year; day or night.
50e for tlie Best Hotbed Snsb. Made.
Two kinds; slip glass or pulty: your choice.
WIRE THUST IS THE UTEST
J Piernont Morgan the Leading
Spirit in the Combine.
WHOLE COUNTRY EMBRACED
Fifty Million Hollsms the Capital of
the ConcernAll the Great Steel
"Work in It one Miimifut-tiwur
fc'nyn It Menu "America United
ImluXrially Against tlie "World."
Cleveland, Ohio, Bee. 5, The contribu
tion of the entile wire industry of the
country Into one corporation una heen
consummated, so far as is possible in
advance of the appraisal. All of the
inteiests have agreed to the proposal.
Each has stated that it will sell Its prop
city at a given figure, which each uiainn
tcss will be lu agreement with Jhe 'crdict
of the appraise! f. This agreement nwns,
therefore, that what is perhaps the most
remarkable industrial organization In the
history of manufacturing developments
will, within a few mouths, become in
accomplished fact. Cleveland .md its
neighborhood will have the greu'est pio
portion of the works of the huge company.
The Cleveland Rolling Mill Company, it
can be positively stated, will pass n to
the control of the new combine in Its
entirely. The great Johnson Steel Woks,
at Lorain, just out of Cleveland, is also
to be bought In its entirety. As Cleveland
and Its vicinity is considered the best
place for the location of tlie industry, it
Is claimed that the new $.10,000,000 oin
pany will gicntly develop Uiis renter
A ncbt oi blast furnaces will be elected
without delay on the hanks of the Black
River. The new oigauization rea-'lies to
the very root of the Industry. Itinchides
all the wire rod capacity in the country,
and has control ef its supply of materials
all along the lines of progress, from tJio
ore to the wire nails ami the wire. The
eomnanv will own iron mines ahoul Lake
Superior. Some of tl:oe aie the Jaekton
mine of the Cleveland Rolling Mill Com
pany and the Oliver int crest in the i diver
Carnegli purelacs on the Mesnba range,
and in the Tilden and Norrie mines.
The consolidation will be able. It Is
claimed, without the poihlllty of Mircss-,-f
ul competition, losupply whatever market.
It desiref, to enter.
"It means America united Industrially
against the wot Id and Anicrican world -supremacy
in the industrial field," haid a
Tlie president or the corporation, It id
now understood, is to he W. P . Snyder,
or Pittsburg. At first it was understood
that John W. Gules, who has been work
ing for the accomplishment of the end
now abnoEt within reach for the past ten
years, was to bo the president, with J.
Pierpont Morgan as chairman.. A few
weeks ago it was given out that .Mr.
Gates had withdrawn his name from con
sideration ill this connection. The desig
nation of Mr. Synder is understood to be
agreeable to him. If the chalrm-m is
not Mr. Morgan himself, It will be some
man of his uniniiiv, and, indeed, the whole
organization will he subject to his con
trol. It is he, it is said, who raises the
33,000,000 of money with which the two
thirds inteiest in the corporation Is to he
acquired by purchase, the remaining Qiic
third being paid for in stocks of the com
pany. Mr. larks, the organizer of the wire nail
pool, will come in lor an important of
fice. The works of the wire industry are
in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois, ?.lassa
chusetts and Missouri, and the Important e
of the States in this field is in about the
order given. The largest centers of the
industry are Cleveland and Pittsburg. The
concerns about Cleveland that are to be
taken Into thefurporntinn are more numer
ous and impoitaut than those of Pitts
burg, and this city has been considered the
hcadciuaners of the wire industry. The
ftoucerns at or near Pittsburg are the
Oliver Snyder Works, the works of the
rittsburg Wire Company and the t-wo
works ef the Consolidated Steel and Wire
Company, the Rankin and theEeaver'FaUs
works. Cleveland has the 11. P. Nail Com
pany, the American Wire Company, the
Cleveland Rolling Mill Company, the Batk
us Works of the Consolidated Stet-1 and
Wire Company and the Johnst.n Steel Com
pany. GUNBOAT XEWPORT SAILS.
Nicaragua Canal Commission Off
for Its Destination.
New York, Dec. 5. Alter two weeks of
fcuccef-blve postponement (he gunboat New
port , with tlie Nicaragua CanalConimisSiou,
its assistants and paraphernalia alioard,
sailed from the Btuoklyn navy yard today.
The Newport carries her full crew" an'd
the sixtj-five passengers are packed into
a fcpace meant for twenty-five men.
Rear Admiral Walker, Col. Bains and
I'rof. Haupt, members of the i-ommisiioii,
ccch have a stateroom.
Lieut. Window, secretary of the com
mission, will finish up some mattjrs of
detail and join the expedition at Key
Wefct on Saturday.
GEN. BLANCO A FINANC1EB.
lie Issues a Decree Alaltinff Paper
Monev I.ennl Teuilei.
Havana, Dec. 5. Gen. Blanco has'Mgned
a decree, that will appear tomorrow in
the Gacetn Oficial, permitting the quo
tation on the stock exchange of the paper
nioucv , and making it legal render for
all payments to the government, i.xcopt
In the custom house.
Football Pays on Franklin Field.
Philadelphia. Dec. 5. The announce
ment was made today that the games
played on Franklin Field by the University
of Pennsylvania football team, this jear,
netted gross receipts of over $00,000. The
net return to tlie athletic association ac
cruing from this will amount probably to
$50,000, or the largest sum by d3 per
cent ever returned from any football con
test. The total attendance has been over
100,000 for the fourteen gam.ss played.
The Best Hotbed Sash in the Mar
ket, 59c. each; slip glass or putty.
ITALIAN CABINET RESIGNS.
Premier 1'iidlul in RccuiiKtriietiai?
It Will Exclude CoiiservullwiS.
Rome, J'ev. 5. The resignation yester
day of Gen. Pelloux, minister oC war, for
the alleged reason that the Chamber ef
Deputies hnd rejected his army. advume
ment proposal, was a political move, the
object of which was to procurc-a unani
mous ministry. The entire cabinet! resigned
today. J- I
Marquis lii Rtidini, the , present prime
minister, will reconstruct the-cabinet,
from which he will probably-exclude the
Comservt. lives. It is likely that Slgnor
ZannrdclII, the president of the Chamber
of Deputies, will be a member oG tlie iipw
JAPAN'S PROTEST SUDS
Minister Iloslii S1III Opposes
INSTRUCTIONS FROM T0K1O
The tlupniifse Government Has Di
rected Him to Insist "Wltu
Emphasis That Her Interests in
Hawaii Be Given Itespeettul At
tention Claims for , Damages.
San Franci'co, Dec. 5. Mi" lomHoshi,
the Japnnenn milliner to lhj United States,
arrived yesterday on the Oricntfil Meamer,
but until Into in the evening bt; refused to
talk fioely of the trouble between his
count rv anil Hawaii and' between Japan
and tho United States overuntiexatloii-
Be hringit the intelligence that hia coun
try has by no means abandoned the position
which H assumed in connection with tins
proposed annexation of Hawaii instead of
withdrawing their protest against the an
nexation of the islands he declares that
Japan will continue to insist with emphasis
that hei interest In Hawaii thai I receive
respectful attention from this Government.
He con es clothed with authority to make
that stand In Washington, and ad
mits tr-at he ruelved parting instruct lo is
from lib government bnfor leaving Tokio
to preserv etlie at tit ude toward theannexa
tlon movement which he tfjok lief ore his
recent return to the Orient. -
At thi outset he declared tbrtf,the recent
dispatches that Japan hail "Withomwii ier
objection to the annexation oi UU-Hawaiian
Iblands were without foundation.
. "The protest which I pncnted to Sec
retary fchprmnn i eiiiuius in ef feat," he said.
"The altitude I assumed :ssi(i my. letter
to Mr. Sherman has riiex witij tlie" entire
approval or the Japnuu? govJurfRfe4
I have returned to this country witu in
structions which require nit to secure a
settlement of the difrereucejsaiow exi-tln.
Under certain conditions Jnpnu would not
object to the annexation ofllawali by the
United States. We expect -however, that
these conditions will meet'willh the favor
able coiisidtraUon of the Thilted States lie
fore any steps are taken for tlie conbum
mnlioii for annexation. Jup.in has ex
tensive interebtb in the lilamls. If the
"United States will take thes'interests into
consideration we will withdraw our oppo
sition to annexation; If mittwe shall pro
test strongly. .
"There are now something like 20,000
Japai.tbe in the Islands, ana-ttujr interests
are extensive and varied. A"galn, Japan
has a claim lor damages against the
Hawaiian government; for'ruTjUSing to laad
numbers of Japanese immigrants during
the past year." !
Mr. Koshi intimated that if the United
States told Hawaii that those claims must
be adjt sted a settlement could be had in
a few week's. When asked directly if
trouble would ensue should the United
.States pay no attention to Jajiau's claim'-,
he bald it might.
"Ceitamlj," he added, "it would be
a very serious question." '
LABOR'S BEQUEST REFUSED.
London Board of Trnde -"Will Not
Interfere in Railway Dispute.
London, Dec. 5. The ba"rd.of iraaehas
peremptorily refused the request of tho
Amalgamated Society of Rail-way servants
that C. T. Richie, the pwjsfflent of the.
board, intervene (n the djtrtiite letween
the railway companies anfl"t,ncu employes
and arrange a conference' between the
society and the companies. The board re
minds the society that Parliament has al
teady adopted exceptional legislation in
behalf of the railway men Who ha.'c re
sponsible duties, and warns 'the employes
not to attempt to enforce their claims
by a btrike. The board, in ri letter, tavs
It docs not doubt that the companies will
dNcuss matters with their respective em
ployes, but that it would'he hopeless to
deal with the companies as asuigle body.
The severity of the board of traJe's
letter hus astonibhed the leaders of the
railwaj'b employes, and lb is not llkely
that they will now attempt-to strike.
Mr. John Burns, M. I'., tho well-known
labor leader, in a speech lo bis constitu
ents at Batterseu, justified a general strike,
but said that it would not'succeed unless
nine-tenths of the railway men belonged
to the Amalgamated Society, whereasonly
one-third of them were members. Further
more, the society did not have money
enough to enter upon a strike;
A BLOODLESS DUEL.
French Deputies Fight Over the
Pans, Dec. 5- The duel between-Deputies
Reinach and Millernad, growing out
of a dispute that arose yesterday In the
chambei, during the discussion of the
Dreyfus affair, took place today. The
affair was bloodless.
Many Italians Arrive.
New York, Dec. 5. Tho Prince Line
steamship Trojan Prince, which arrived
this morning from Leghorn, Genoa and Na
pics, brought from the latter port 1,008
steerage passengers, the greater por
tion of them being women and children.
This is the largest number of Italian im
migrants brought by 11113. one stenmship
to thib port In many months.
Hotbed Sash, the Best Made, 50e.
Your choice; either E'ip-.rglass or putty.
CONGRESS MEETS AGAIN
First Regular Session of the
Fifty-Fifth Opens at Noon.
SUBJECTS FOR LEGISLATION
Currency tho All-Ahsorblns Topic,
But No Conclusive Action Likely
Not Much nopes for Aggressive
Steps Relating; to Cuba Antieva
ntitiu oL Hawaii, Possibly by Bill.
At 12 o'clock today the first -iev-ion
of the Flf ty-rifth" Congress will con -:;iie.
That body will have before iL the oppor
tunity of making history, history that may
change the "map of the Western Hcni
sphere. It remains to be seen whether
American bentiment will prevail and the
reconstructed map will be in accord with
the dominant feeling of the people of the
United State.'-. Much depends upon tlie
attitude of trie Administration, and no
Presidential menage in recenc years has
been awaited with more interest liinn that
which will ba sent to the Congress today.
Tne President reached the city early yes
terday morning. HHmessagcwascompIeted
last night, and the copies for the two
Houses of Congress lave he.cn signed and
are ready for transmission. It is provide
that Immediately after the reading of the
message both Houses will adjourn until
tomorrow. The President has prepatcd a
long list or recets nominations which may
be sent to th- Senate, but ft was understood
last night that no new nominations would
be sent in today, although this nay be
changed at the last, moment, for ihe Pie.sl
dent Isauxloustohavethenameof Mr.Mc
Kenna belore the Senate for action at
the earliest iwHSible momeiit.
With the nominations that will reu'.'h
it and the Hawaiian treaty that is now
pending the Senate will have plenty or
work before it, and the chances are tint
it will proceed daily with that work, with
the regular lecess over Sunday from Fri
day. There will be little of interest to
dayoutsideor the reception of;he message,
and the interest in that centers about
the recommendations on the Cuban ques
tion and the suggestions that may he
inadeon the important subject of currency
Tlie Cuban question is one of the mat
ters that cannot be put in the back
ground, however much the AdmlnhUri ion
may seel: to pi event its discusMon. The
sentiment, of Ceiigtess has been well de
fined, and it will develop into -iffii-iul
expression, unless the power of the Ad
mlnlstraUup is sufficient to repress and
suppress the House of Representatives,
upon -which body depend- the. final dispo
sition .okmit UHtywiyiJ-rithe-iSfeiifttiB. the
mutter hasbeen dftpos-Ml of by the p.f-aarge
at the extraordinary session or the resolu
tion recognising the belligerency of the in
surgents. The attitude of the Prsid lit,
however, will provoke a rreh outburst
in the -Senute, and It is quite likely trat
several additional resolutions may lie
introduced. One of these will provide lor
the recognition of the iudenendence of the
Cuban Bcpubne. and "Tipoti .that much of
the deliate will Da directed. There i
little, reason to doubt that the Senate Is
In a mood to pass the most stringent tort
of a resolution. Such conservative .nen as
Senator Frye aie now dectmng that rnc
time has come when Congress insist i-ct.
Talks with the incoming members have
shown a disposition on the part of the
Republicans to leave this matter with
the President. The sympathy for tho Cu
bans is strong in all quarters, but the pol
itics that enters into the question deters
Republicans fioin going counter to the
wishes or the President. The policy of
the President will be to give Spain a
chance to show what she intends to do
in tho matter or reform. His message will
call attention to the autonomy gran.t'd
by the home government anil assert that
this government cannot do less thnu give
Spain an opportunity to prove that it
will pacify the insurrectionists. The
House leaders will agree to the recom
mendations of the President and lliatbi dy
Avlll be held in check by the stern hand
or the Speaker. The consensus of opinion
is that the House should wait until Spain
has tried her new policy and that mi
steps should be taken until the President
has given his disapproval of the Spanish
The Democrat'- do not agice with this
conclusion. They are in favor of prompt
action, and leave nothing undone whlcn
will force the Republicans to meet the
question face to face. One of the lecog
nlzed leaders of the minority last night
admitted there was no way to force a vote
on the mam' question, but s.Ud that -he
speeches made on vmiIou1- subjects wlil
bring the matter home to the people and
put tin ltcpubllcans on the defensive ..II
tlic time. Speaker Reed can be conntcd
upon tt suppress the Committee on Foreign
Affalis and keep the resolutions that are
offeicd In that committee Indefinitely
At the same time members are growing
restive under the restraint that was im
posed upon them during the last session
and which will be continued now. They
see the approach of the sea-on when they
must d. something to insure themselves a
renomlnation and election. The Cuban
question is a live one among the people
and ont of the leaders said labt evening
that he did not believe there was a dis
trict in the whole country carried by the
Republicans in the last Congressional elec
tion Ly a small majority which would no:
now be lost if the Cuban question was ig
nored by the House. With their own oC
ficlal lives at stake, Republicans may break
the bor.ds that bind them, and there may
be trouble in store for the Speaker and
the President. Whether this opposition
to restiaint will develop a short time will
show. If the Republicans exhibit the
least desire to throw aside the Adminis
tration yoke the Democrats will join th mi
and the Cuban question will be solved so
far as Congress can sjlve it.
The Hawaiian annexation treaty will
consume much of the time of tlie Senate.
It is now on the Senate executive calen
dar, for it was reported at the close ..if
the last bcsslon. It is the intention or
Chairman Davis, of the Committee on For
eign Relations, to move an executive .ses
sion tomorrow, at which time it will be
called up for discussion. AVliIle there is
little reason to fear thl treaty will not
be ratified, it will probably not be .iis
posed of In so speedy a manner as some
of the more enthusiastic friends of an-
Weather Strip, Cent an a Half a
foot; the best made; either felt or rubber.
nexatlon hope. There are many nivt'-rs
of detail that are to be considered. Fir it
will come the question of its considera
tion in open session. It Is believed tint
theconservntivism of the-Senute will pre
vent such a discussion, although there are
many J casons why such a discussion sho.dd
'little are no question that involves us
with other powers. It is simply a matter
of annexation of territory. The Hawaiian
government conducted its pioceedlngsin tne
most public manner, an'd there would f.cem
to be no gooo reason why the utmost pub
licity would not Lu giv tin. Thequeutlnn or
the sort of government to he given the
island.s. their official status in the sitter
hood of states, their assumption of the
Hawaiian debt, ami matters of like elm r
acter are such as could well I e df-used
withopendoort . Theonlyquestiontoncern
ing foreign powers that could rwMltfy coco
up would he the dfepofcition of the status
of the Chinese and Japanec now on the
Islands, and there is little to fear from a
public rilKcntokin of these questions.
It is tli" solution or this problem thn
will caupo tlie Snate the most trouble.
If the islands are annexed they become
the sol' of the United State ns much as
the State of California, and the Tights
allowed forelgi'ers and tlio restriction
Imposed upon tltein on the mainland will
apply on those Island-. How to take
care of (lie Chinese population m the
inland-? so as lo prevent their entriiiee
to the mainland i.s a serious question.
Anothei equally serious is that reia1ng
to the nutlvv population. How liiev
should he treated ami what their tat:.s
shall he ii n question u-kiu which h?te
Is a great difference of opinion. It vil!
easily hv seen, therefore, that all thtse
matters of detail will consume time -nd
delay tin final deposition of the question.
The unusual condition is i-fQsrnted .
the Administration and thf JltKretary of
the Treasury advocating currency reform,
and ceiy Republican member wh reaches
the city urging that nothing on this line
should bc-attempted. Member fnom vxrk,u
bcctlous say that what the country need?
is rest, and that to begin the disr-ussio.i
of the currency question will result -n vn
settling business ard bringing upon us
conditions that alvvsiy. remilt ;n,i'i il.-
agitation or great ccmmereial question.
I.eadeifc- in both houses are sversc t, taK
nig up Uiis bubject but ir the Preiunt
recou mends it, the p-irty will be in a
manner, at least, vomruittcd to it and
bomething will have to be ittempt tl.
The Hoi-si'may succeed In pacing a incis
ure, but the Senate will do notuiiig .
There can be but one outcome in th
Senate. There is no liiuitatioirordeb'iein
that budv.antlauye'ffort tKi'.' a m-asnre
of currei.cy reform toft-sonant with thev lew
or the Administration would be bitterly
antagonh-ed with the citnnces- gocd for the
.substitution of a fice coinage Mil, ,j it.
and simple. If the plan or currency rerc.rn
contemplates the retiremeiit of tte gre'r
backs It is extremely doubtful if even .1
majority of the Republicans cotdd be 111
duced to vote for it The Secretarv or th
Treason y, it is known, looks upon thib -i-tho
only proper means of dealing with the
subject, and he make thfc the 1-asi.s ."or
ids whole scheme of reform.
Bankiuplcy and immigration are two sub
jects Hint will be pushed to th-; front in
Uie lb-use early In Uiext-- Tfcc 8en-tt-has
Aires ly passed a Ixunkruf-tcv n-e --sun-,
the salient feature of wufeb !a the volun
tary fo-m which protects the debtor .md
does very little Tor the creditor. An -rr .rt
was made in the snat to strenstlieu
the protection to be given the creditor. iut
it failed. The Hou-e Republican le.tder
declare they will not accept the seu tie
measure. The men representing tte no e v 1
centers and a. few of the Western men.iie
lleudt-rson of Iowa, are opposed lo the
voluntary feature, and insist that ttire
shilt be some provision which yndec's she
rirshls or the creditor class. The South
will protest agaitr-t tbi-t to the end.
It is thoiicht that st compromise w ill 1 e
agreed tt which will add the involuuMry
reoture, but -without the atrJngen-, pre
visions found in the Torrey hill of the Is-st
Congress. The South ami West dem.fd a
bankruptcy meitMtre of some ort, as IK
onlj thing that will atforiT I'iciu flna-n sal
relief. Southern Democrats si v their 1 eo
ple have been taxed to death by the Diul
bill, and that unless they are givv. -..me
reller under a bnnkrupicyar-t thev w.u u
unable to rescue them-elves from the
business depression into which the whole
Southern country nas fallen. Members f rom
the South say there have "veil mimerou--fai
lures, ami tlmt the conditions yuint to
more db-tress than they have yet realised
despite the alleged return ;f pro-n-nt
as the result of the election of Mr. McK ni. .
In addition to these matters alrt'
referred to there will be tlie merchant
marine, civil service reforn , the Niear ts-ua
Canal, coast defense, Army and Navy it pv
lation, to be dealt with. This session
also brings to us the biennial river .md
harbor bill, which is more frequritly .1
grab-bag of legislation, in which fppear.s
all torts and conditions of Jobs.
Going back to the Senate, It is quite
probable that, liefore this se-wioa is i.ver,
some scheme will he devised for tlie set
tlement of the northern boundary ques
tiona question which has iwn a more
or less open one for man v years, and which
should be filially determined before many
more years go by. This Iwiindary line,
especially where it traverse some if the
lakes, is vague and poorly defined, and
has caused and will continue to cause
trouble and vexation between the two
The boundary between the United States
and Canada from the north shore of
Lake Superior to the Lake of the Wobils
has novel yet I wen survvved or markt d
by an international agreement. A reso
lution havinir this object in view was
reported to th" House In flic la-d, Coag vss
but no action was taken- The matter
might be disposed of by tieaty -Hit tlie
better manner would eeiii to le ny an
international boundary commission, swid
it Is said that a bill providing forsi.ch a
commission will be introduced "rail pressed
at this session.
The Alaskan boundary is also anoMier
open question, made so, however, by the
contentions of Great Britain. If a treaty
should be negotiated for the settlemmt
of this boundary it would meet with op
position In the Senate, ou the ground tli3t
the terms of the cession of Russia to the
United States are plain and unmistakable
and were never called Into question, so
long as Russia controlled the territory
which now forms lower Alaska. There is a
strong sentiment in the Senate against
submitting this question to -iruitratht-t.
It i-s usii'erstood tlat before the Mission
is over the President may send aai'ier
general treaty of arbitration with Great
Britain, but how the objections rmdahied
In the recent treaty having the same object
n view can be overcome is not j-.T-ily
understood Even should these ob.'cct ions
be remov i-tl, and the treaty be made the
merest husk of a convention, it is i.ot
Coi-tinued on second page.
Cent and n Half n Foot for tlie Best
weather strip; either felt or rubber.
SUE STILL MS TO LIFE
Mother McKinley's Vital Ten
acity Surprises Physicians.
THE END STEADILY SEARING
Several Times the- Watchers at tho
Bedsbie Ttiouj-ht iafL. n-i Kl- ii,
Hut the Astud U'otmui Would .tally
A Firiiit Hope Time f u Priil ut
3!ny See Iler Again Alive.
Canton. Oido. iVi. 5. Ti.ere rei:..iu a
faint hope Miat Prt-i.ent McKtniey nay
yet be at tli bedside f H- noUwr re
she dies. Hbe clings teiiai-iraly to nf,
and aftt-r cmiplete un mii.- oiutiiw.s for
nearly four iters, eaters jp,,u. the foirtn
nlgtit or i;.-r nines, ii. ah o-4 Ue shih
combtio't as iti." prevailtl r.ir foriy-fisht
hour.-. Sh is weakeiiftS. t.r 3our -w
the fliM-ase t-arly revdved iclf mio u
purely v. ,-uitiiisr pta:v. v. ' k i, uim eui in
j diSMdui ion wa the pov.ein.j eou-utui on
is wi out.
Tin- -iitrui'it-g physician -iv. the patit-nr
a liumiier of limes ,i,day am; tonlgnt. .-l
said i bar It,,. ould not r-or; .my ii atenul
Mrs. Mi Ki'iley coittmu.- t-. wak u -Mow
s:.j.'e . eah viit r tie pbs.)Kt:
ftiidiiig her 1 IjtUe v-e.ker t ian th.- o.e
before. Bu' cbo eiii- t., le farlini: at
no more rapid rate than -', !a fr t-
days. As t the probir.ilit , f her sur -v
lag the ni'it, the physfcK.n said it wa
IH-SSiblC tint she vi)iih! !,, sui iittlenl.
he w-uM exj-ect her to uu!sher -.c-uiii
tioii war foiiutlnitM-h w r- w lien he i'!pil
again M-tweei 9 and lo 'iUkIc.
But,- he atlfled, "It n ust be mu:,,,
bercd that -ho has b?rn . -tintly gn. jt
ing wesiker for a Ions ti" e, and ih re
Is a hii.it bCTond rI Ii tin- cannot
and life tontinue. In u h a case, re
dicttou for 1 en the icmed- it I -itnrc ,ui
not be matle with any tii-gee t tr
taintv No, -he has int -ufftere! & rtlt.
leairt. She c uly pa-s-v! rt.c imtut t.f if
fering ; ml entered inte t"i. i-resent o.n 1
tose ts.tiiMti. n, -n-hacl: will ..e w.iy n.ly
to the sleep of ileath Th re will be no
rally, ii- m-.r-s ieii.ils of unsciou-m-s
and in. final atiaggle."
Mrs. MtKmli-y lMt t.iVt-r' tiouri.-hn,nt
since Ihur-da-. The here of tfce fail tiv
that the patient will ;ir,i- the m.t
docs not set. 1. to te a.- st rtd k as tlat t.f
the floe tor. They have be u Mr.ttchmg ,-t
tlte IjttlsKle every 11. mute 11 tile a. a 1
think sheha-s K-en failbe: -ore- iap-ti than
heretofore. Sh? e-spfrieon-.i !:.i-ig thf av
--ral sinkiug apett? ,sin-.i.i r ut&t wku h
W&s teste nfe) mistaken for a -titt str-,ke
TheattaoU- fotlaygener.il! la.-iedriouE
half an hour ,nd during the: respii.it ion
was it Ut-hmore larorelani'.h' iMiii-e -ik
The n.ost serious of these at i.i k o c- iriii
about tne 1 hl-Tieof theait- rnoi ai' hi.
tinued - .-ral liours. At tine dtrmg
the iK-dy w'-uld -eem ti le eat'n-iv m
animate, a: .1 the watihers w tiutl oicI .-!e
that ill -v-. ,er. Finallv ti .-attach hie
the other1-, would pa-s in -, an. I ao
tho patieni I'htbesin, a- ' frfe.
Presdcnt McKlnley is l.Pisefl of ev n
the sbgLtest detaHs. A wire h-ts ti- a.
comtn : t oiiucctcd wit h he White Hoi v
ever sinee ne .irrlvcd tl'er :.! telegra-us
are sen! lain at short inter. a!s. He has
also had -evcral talk- It., telephone .vrb
hi l.rvi.er, Aer. All da 3 long sitc-iui:s
friend- 1 .ivt ien stlv ki-ocking tt tt'
trout dotit of the house to inquire tft t
the Ctnttf i-.i: of the patient, awl te'e
gr.iihK mijiries contiiiut- to tenu:,,. ;-.
Onlv thi oi.e answer c.in ins giv.'ii t .
all, and that ii that the end is stea-iiU
appn-cchmi:, ami that the- patient is -io ,v . .
wastiij. ,-whv. Thedoct,1- s.'rys the pui
in only . trifle weaker tfiutic than last
night and the respiratioii a (rifle .11 .re
THK PHIS-IUKNI's KKTUKN
Fiiti-rm d Frin His Continued Vigils
ni His Mother's. Bf-dsHle.
Prest!ent McKinley arnit' in tlte city
yesierdav niorniug at 7 ir. vdic, o-r
the IVuii-W' aula Rnilr.jad. He wis a-f-otupaiiii
d t Jinlge Diy. lne t'ir-t A--Kistaut
s, r-retjtrv of State, vr-t made the
jonriifv with him to Canton The Presi
dent was met at the Sixth -rrat st,t.'..n
by Gen. Aiser. Secret iry of ..r. Mr. Bliss,
decretal) of the- Im.-rtur. arm Mr. ior:-r,
secretarv to the Preaideitt.
Aside from th auxins., of the Presi
dent, v Ij was to I kfpt iufnn"l m
route as to the condition of bis dying
mother h. -t mil the trip exc -Milngly w-U.
The long -train of the pa.f fi-ur ilays aiil
his coin m.iett vigils, h.tvf told on him
materially. His face has a careworn -'X-press-on.
When he b-ffc Canton, tin condition f his
inothet was is reported v--sterly in The
Tlme He wafc kept informed of changes
yete:d-y. and none of them was for 'tie
better. The last dispatch w.is recr-re-il at
6 -j'clock last evening. sec.ear-y Purer
said that the news was substantial! v 'hdt
Mrs. McKmley might pass av-ray 3t any
moinv-rit, bu tliat she might linger for a
day o: two.
The Cabinet officers generally called io
See thi President. Secretary Long, tfetre
troy G.ge and Attorney eii-ra! M ri uiui
haviiif ittd him in the afternoon.
The Pre-nlenk remainetl at lKiiie the en
tire day in epeetatioa of telegrams irmn
Mrs. McKinley wsis calletl on ystr.tav
by the Cat met ladies, and a few u.tt
mnto friends, who wished to nike in
quiries auout the csimlition of the t'resl
deiit's rnotber and to rece,ve the r.ews .- s
brought from Canton by tho l'n.,iileut.
Mrs. Jud-rc Day was also one of lne
A'tei his last vi-it tonight, Mrs. Mc
Kinley's physician saui si 1 was r.wing
weak more nipidly, and lie feared s!,e
wouKl not live till morning.
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