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ASSOCIATED PRESS SUED
Sun Printing and Publishing
Company Asks Big Damages.
A8TL-TR0ST LAW INVOKED
Defenduut Accused of Trying to
Monopolize the Trade of. DNtrih-
uUug, Vending and Supplying New
,-t-Actnnl mid Exemplary Damage
' Laid -at $225,900.
New York. Deo. S.-The Sun Printing
sand Publishing Association today filed a
hJlN'of complaint In equity In the United
States circuit court Tor tills district, in
a suit against tlie Associated Press, to
recover S"J25f900. Tlie suit ib brought
tinder the provision or the Sherman anti
trust law of 1890.
The lull of complaint and tlie summons
and complaint in the action will he printed
in ftfll bj the Sun tomorrow. Stripped
or Its, technical language, tbe complaint
Tlie defendant has attempted to mouopo
Use tSw trade and commerce among the
said several States in vending, btipplyuig,
aud distributing new, for publication in
iieW6paere. That the manner In which
the defendant has thus attempted to
moBOfMlizc such trade In follows.
The defendant has eutcied into con
tract; wltli the owner and publishers of
newspapers in each or the several States
ot tne union whereby suoh owners or pub
lishers obligate themselves not to buy
or receive news from any person, firm,
or corporation wliioh shall have been de
clared by tlte defendant to be antagoulbtic
to said defendant.
The piainUrr has been declared by said
board of directors to be antagonistic to
the defendants aud under such contracts
or arrangements the defendant, during the
period from the said loth day of Uecember,
1S92, up to the present time, has prevented
and does still prevent such owners and
publisher, or some of them, from buying
or receiving news from the plnintirt
The defendant has thus prevented the
owners or publishers of the .newspapers
hereinafter mentioned, who formerly bo jght
and received news from fcba plaintiff, from
continuing so to buy andrereive news there
That In oonsequenco of the making and
enforcement by the defendant of such
contract the defendant has attempted to
mouopotee part of the trade and com
merce among the sevoral State, coutriry
to the provisions of the act Of Congress
of the United States, entitled "An act
to protect trade and commerce against
unlawful restraints and monopolies, ' ap
proved July 2, 1890. and that plain iff
has boon injured by reason of the atte.upt
to.cstKblish such monopoly, in the sum of
$75,300, for which it sues to recover three
fold in this action.
The date referred to above, December
15, 1892. is the date of the organiza
tion of the Associated Press. The com
plaint then goes on to specify the various
papers which the Associated Press has
forced to cease taking news from the
Euu, and the length of time which the
tervioe has lieen suspended in each case.
From these figures, it is calculated that
the Sun has suffered an actual money loss
of $75,500, for which it asks three
fold recompense under the provisions of
In the bdlof complaint inequity with wheh
the above HummonB was filed, the Sun, af
ter reoiting the custouiarv legal state
incuts of the plaintiffs and defendants,
the following allegations:
That prior to Ukj commission of the sev
eral acu hereinafter set forth, the de
fendants, to Wit, tlie Associated Pres,
wickedly and unlawfully intending to In
jure the plaintiff and contriving to deprive
the plaintiff of its right to sell its news to
the public in the open market, conspired to
commit an act Injurious to the plaintiff,
and entered into a certain unlawful con
tjplracy to injure the pi- iatiff , and in
pursuance of such cousp: .., adopted the
Sale or purchase of specials No mem
ber shall furnish or permit anyone to
famish its special or other news to or
shall receive news from any person, firm
or corporation which shall have been de
clared toy the hoard or directors or the
KtocklMiIders to be antagonistic to the
association, and no member shall furnish
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and polished. This
cut is an exact repre
tion of it.
Su-h a chance ns tlii. should
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lccper. Kven if you are
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jiayniK 79c for u. comfortable,
bnndNOine ltoclier that you
can talce your ease in. This
cinince ho-s never occurred be
foreit may never occur
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wonderful Hemember, it is
for Thurhdiiy only.
Cash or Credit.
Mayer & Pettit
415417 Seventh. St-
Frank T-ibbey & Company,
feixtu btrect aud New York, avenue.
news to any other person, flim or coipo
laliou engagea m cue btiiness ot col
lecting or rransnntiing news., except wim
tii.i written consent of the boaru ot ui
rectors. luai the Associated I'res did declare
the iil.iiiittrr, tlie Sim Punting and Pub
lisiiing jhsoClation, to he antagonistic to
the Ahsoc-iated Press.
That at -arioub times ever since its
organization, on me mieeiith da ot De
cember, lb'.2, aim up to ami including the
present time, the derendants hae made
ana caused to be made with the pro
prietors and publishers or -various news
papers inrcugiiout the I'nited States
certain cuntiacts between the said
Associated Press and the pro
prietors or publishers of each or
said ncwopaperu, providing for the sale
ami conxejiiuce to each ot said news
papers of the right and privilege of pub
lishing therein the news nport of tlie
Associated Pre-, for a Certain term of
years, in consideration of the payment
to the defendant, the Associated Press,
or a stipulated sum per week in advance,
and of a further payment of any weekly
assessments m.ido by the board of di
rectors or executive committee of said
Associated Press not exceeding 50 percent
or the amount agreed to be paid wecMv.
lhat the defendants, intending imfiistly
to depilvo tlie plaintiff of its right to
sell its news to the public in the open
market, combined and conspired to commit
an act injurious to the plalntirr and in
puisuance or such conspuues, made, oi
caused to be made, and Insetted m each
or the said contracts by said Associated
1 rass, with the propiietors and publishers
or each or the sUd newspapeis, the follow
lug piolslon 01 clause on the part ot
each of said newspapers
Ami mat it will 1,01 luinish its special
or other news to or iecelenews from anj
person or corporation which shall haw been
declared antagonistic by the 1 oard of di
rectors of j-afd party of the first i art, after
Uavtng received notice or such declaration.
io.lnt n.1 various tunes and since the
1st day or November. 180(5, the derendants
served upon the pioprlctor or publishers
oc each or certain newspapers a notice
summonlup each to appear before the
Joard of directors of the Associated Press
to make answer for violation of the al
leged terms of its contract with the said
Associated Press, In receiving the news
of the him Printing and Publishing As
spclaUor or New York, an association
declared to be antagonistic to the As
sociated Press by the Iward of directors
of the said The Associated Pres3.
Ihat the Associated Press permit and
nllow the proprietors and publishers of the
various newspapers to whom the said the
Associated Press sells news and Informa
tion to buy and purchase news from the
proprietors aud publishers of other news
papers in the city of New York, and that no
attempt is now made by the defendants to
Iwyeott or blacklist any newspaper pro
prietors or publishers other than this com
plainant. That the -action ot the defendant in
forcing and compelling the said new spapers
not to buy its special news or the plaintiff
herein was the outcome solely or spite and
malignity on the part or the defendants
asramst the con.plalnant, and was not
designed in any nay to aid or further tiio
business interests of the defendants herein,
but was duslgued solely to Injure the prop
erty and businesH of the complainant. The
Sun Printing and Publishing Association.
It if ahked that judgment be rendered
that the bylaw or the Ascociated Press
is unlawful, null and void, and cannot
or right be enforced to the detriment of
That the notice, as aforesaid, served
upon the said newspapers, the substance
of which is set forth in the tenth para
graph of this bill ofcompluint, is unlawful,
null and void; and, furthermore, to ad
judge and decree that all notices and orders
heretofore issued and thrpats made wherein
and wherein the defendants have forced
and compelled the wild newspapers to
cease buyiug the special news of the
complainants are unlawful, null and void,
and that the defendants, each and every
or them, aud their orricerh, agents and
servants, and each and every or them,
be eujoined perpetually rrom continuing
in tlie combination or conspiracy heretofore
established by them against the Sun Print
ing and Publishing Association, and from
acting in any wav so aR to injure the busi
ness, property and property rights of the
complainant by compelling any newspaper
or newspapers to cease buying its special
news or dispatches.
Subpoenas .ire asked for the directors of
the Associated Press, and also a temporary
writ oririjunctionres training the defendants
from dsdnganynct injurious to the business
or propert v or property rights of the com
plain ait t.
TROOPS MM BE CALLED OUT
Prominent Arkansas Politician the
Victim of Lynchers.
Had Gone to Arrest a Highwayman
Who Worked in it Mine His. Muti
lated Dody Found.
Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 8. The dead
bodj of James Murray was found near
Jenny Llud, in Scb&Etinn county, Monday
morning. Murray was a prominent North
west politician, aud recently, while return
ing to his home at Jenny Lind, in com
pany with a friend, was the subject of
a highway lohbery.
Grant SIoBroom wab recognized as being
one of the highwaymen, and Murray I'ad
nimselt commissioned as a deputy con
stable for the purpose or arresting Mc
Brooni. The latter worked in a oal
shaft at Bonanza, a few miles away,
am. Murray went over last Sunday after
noon and arrested him.
Munay's dead bodj was found by the
roadside early Monday, und bore every
Indication. of having undergone the violence
ot Judge rjneh. The head was almost
setcred fiom the shoulders with a rope,
whV the body was perforated with bullets,
no les than a dozen leaden missiles hav
ing been fired Into it. Tifty feet away
In the bushes lay what seemed to be the
almost lifeless body of McBroom, and the
story soon spread that the law ofricer and
his prisoner had been waylaid and mur
dered, but shortly therearter friends carted
thi- miner away aud lie was today placed
He denies that he knows anything about
what took place after he and Murray were
set upon by a crowd ot unknown men, Suu
day night. It developed nt the Inquest
today that the mob was composed of 300
of McBroora's mining friends.
Infi imatlon from Jenny Lind tonight
says that they have sent word to the
office's that if they want any of them
just to come and get them. They are
well armed. The sheriff says he will liave
the culprits ir he is forced to fire tlie
miue they are located in In order to roast
thm out. The wildest excitement pre
vails tonight at Jenny Llnd, and it is be
lieved the militia will be called out to
suppress and capture the murderers.
Alleged Secret Understanding He
tweeu the Two Emnires.
Beilin, Dec. 8. - Herr von Drandt, for
merly German minister to China, has just
published a book entitled ''Three Tears
of JJast Asiatic Politics," in which he
says that Russia obtained from China
fifteen years ago a lease of Kiaou Ohou
Bay, with the right to establish a coal
ing station and erect forts. Heir von
Brandt is an admitted authority upon
matters relating to China.
The National Zeitung says that aothing
is orflcially known of any secret treaty
between China and Russia.
Tine Christmas Fruit Cake. Sample
La retra's; !25 cents per pound. it
50c for the Best Hotbed Sah Made.
Two kinds; slip glass or putty; your choice.
PRINCE HEHRrS SOUJkDRO
Its Departure lo Be Made the
Occasion of Great Pomp.
DIS VISIT TO PRINCE BISMARCK
Two Hours, no Tarried With the
Aged r...-Chaiiivllor, Who Was Un
able to Hise Fiom His Invalid
Olmir On Leaving He Kissed the
Fauiou-s Statesman on the II row.
Berlin, Dee. 8. Emperor William is ar
ranging to make an elaborate display on
tho occasion of the departure for Chinese
Witters of his brother, Piinco Henry, o
Prussia, who was recently appointed to
the command ot the squadron which will
reinforce Admiral Von DIederlch at Klao
Several warships that are now at Chrls
liauia have been ordered to return To
ICiel to add eclat to the omliatkaMon of
Uic prince on the warship Deutsc'iland,
-which is at present being fitted out at
Will.elmshaven. The squadron consists
of the Ueuttchland, Kaiserin Augusta and
Gefion, and perhaps the barbette ship
Ba-vern. The Emperor aad several nem
bers ol' tlie reigning German families wlU
attend the ceremonies attendant upon the
The whole business, since the Emperor's
emotional outburst at the opening of t!u
Reichstag, when, after reading his speech
from the throne, he declared that he i ad
not hesitated to pledge his only brother
for the niescrvation or Xhe honor or tlie
empire nbroad, has been characUYistio
Prince llenrj, at the Kmpenr's wish,
-visited Prince Bismarck at Frledrieh-rube
todpj, apparently with the idea or ob
taining theold ex-chancellor's blessing ai d
his countenance of the present policy ic
garding China. Pnnce Henry found Prince
Bismarck nicked with rheumatism and un
able to rise from his invalid chair. Never
theless!, his visit exceeded two hours.
When departing Prince Henry approached
Piince BiMiiarok and said:
"Let mu also salute that brow that my
grandfather so orten kissed," and he suited
the action to the -nord, pressing Ids lips
to the ex-chancellor's forehead and cheek.
Prince Bismarck wished his visitor a
safe ojagc, "uccess in his expedition, and
a happy ret ura.
. Count You Ratzau, Prince Bismarck's
son-in-law, and Di. Scwonlnger, the ex
chancellor's physician, accompanied Prince
Henry to the railway station, whence he
proceeded to Altona Avhere he bade fare
well to Gen. Count Von Waldersee, the
coirmander ot the Ninth army corps. Later
he went to Kiel.
All ot the influential organs in Berlin
tonight cons id et the passage or the naval
bill by the Reichstag assured. Germania,
in an aiticle in the subject, says:
"Although the bill in its present Torm
is unacceptable, the attitude or Admiral
Tirpltz, the chief or the Imperial ad
mlra.lt-, is conciliatory. The Ceutr'st
party will exact a modification or tho
measure, reserving to the next Reichstag
the right to alter the plan ir it so de
sires. The Centre will also exact the
assurance that there will be no iucrio
of indirect taxes."
AUSTRIA'S TROUBLED POLITICS
lieichsrnth Kot Likely to Meet Again
for Three Months.
Vienna, Dec. 8. It is credibly stated
that Baron Gautsch, the prime minister, has
informed the opposition leaders that :,hc
government is unable at present to make
any rresh proposals that would result in
the meeting of the Rclchsrath, and that,
therefore, he was compelled regrett illy to
abandon the hope that the Ausgicich. or
compact between Austria and Hungary,
would be renewed by parliamentary means.
To secure the extension of the jom
pact tho government must resort to an
imperial ordinance. Nevertheless, he trusted
that a compromise between the Czechs
and Germans would be reached after the
excitement caused by the language decree
had calmed down.
It is not likely tint the Reichsrath w ill
meet agaii for at least three months.
DURRANI'S LAST CHANCE GONE
State Supreme Court Affirms the
San Fiancisco, Dec 8. The State su
preme court toduy decided the appeal of
Theodore Durraut. The decision affirms
the eat her sentence of Judge Bahrsandic
veises th" later one on the ground that
the mandate from the United States Su
premo Court hud not arrived. The court
oreersthat a remittitur besentto thesuprior
This means the wiping out of the last
difficulty in the matter of executing the
murderer. Juagc Bahrs.as soon as he gets
the remittitur, which may be in a day or
two can sentence Durrant to hang within a
HEROIC SCHOOL TEACHER.
Xen rly Perished Trying to Save Her
Pupils From a Storm.
"SVcbsterCity,Icwa,Dec.8 Mattie Robin
son, a teacher, has a school south of this
city. It was in session when the last
terrible snowstorm came up. She dis
missed school, taking one at a time home.
He; feet, handsand face were badly frozrn.
Tlie school directors have given her a va
cation, with full pay, and the admiring
farmers have presented her with a horse
SPRECKELS' NEW VENTURE.
Buys, an Immense Ranch for Culti
vating Sugur Beets;.
San Francisco, Dec. 8. Claus Spreckels
has just purchased 12,000 acres of San
Lorenzo until, in Monterey, county, three
quarters of which is well adapted to the
culture of sugar beets.
Spiu&ter Still Missing.
Atlantic City, N. J., Dec. 8. No truce
has been found of Maggie Kirkpatrlck,
the eccentric spinster who disappeared
rrom this city Sunday with $30,000 Gov
ernment ljonds. The police here incline to
the bcher that the woman is in Philadel
phia. Some rear is expressed that Misb
Kirkpatrlck was wavlaid and robbed.
IV5T BUSINESS COLLEGD-ath and K.
None better; $25 a year; day or night.
The Best Hotbed Snsh in the Mar
ket, C9c. each; slin glass or putty.
'4 A GOOD
MTDIOVISTS LOSE HOPE
Spanish Soldiers (JnabTe to Sub
due the Patriots.
TERRORIZED BY DYNAMITE
Reported Defeat of the Insurgents,
Under Gomez by Gen. Saleedo
Famous Floating Dock Brought
Fiom England to Havana Sunk in
the Waters of the Bay.
Havana, Dec. 8 So much news has
come to Havana lately about the grcit
activity of the insurgents, that een the
most enthusiastic supporters or autonomy
begin to lose hope ot the restoration of
peace. The war seems endlcts, because
each day brings new ,proc-fb that the
Spanish army is uuable to. subdue he
patriots. The SpauishisoldicrB have icon
terrorized by the deadly effects ot the
dynamite used by the insurgents.
henor Canalejas and his brother in law,
Senor St. Aubln, witnessed the terror of
the Spanish troop3 in tlie battle the kw
ln Pinar del Rio. The troops oravely
charged bayonets up the hill .C Pelados,
bus when they airlved there five dyna
mite bombs exploded and the raulc were
thrown tnto the greatest panic and con
tusion. The war continues as fiercely as over.
Following the terrible details of the de
struction of Guisa bv Gen. GurcJa, of
ficial news comes today ot a hard en
gagement at the Dellcic.a estate, Santa
Clara province, between two Spanish col
umns or the district of Sancti Spirit is,
led by Gen. Saleedo, and the insurgent
forces under Gen. Maximo Gomez. The
official report says the insurgents were
routed and the Spaniards captured .heir
camp and many arms, ammunition and
Trent -six of the patriots were killed,
says Gtn. Saleedo, and the Spaniards had
two soldlcis killed and two officers and
thirteen soldiers wounded. A few das
ago Gen. Kando reported also that he had
routed the forces of Gomez, a few miles from
the Deliciaa estate, and it is remarkable
how soon after such decisive and constant
dereats the old Cuban veteran rallies his
men again, and gives battle arresh to the
The famous floating dock, procured in
England at great expense by the Spanish
government and brought to Havana for use
particularly in tho event of war with
America, began to slnlrslowlyon last Mon
day, and is now beUHRtUthe' waters of the
bay. The unexpected disappearance of
tho dock has been productive 'it much
amusement among the lovers of America,
who include most ot tho Cubanb. Nobody
km-ws what was the matterwith it.
lhe Spanish naval engineers, probibly
to conceal their own ignorance of their
science, cry aloud that fraud was perpe
trated in England. Others say that the
dock cj.me from England in good condi
tion and that something fatal was done
to it In Havana. Others suspect that the
trouble has been caused by "Cuban con
It is said that the whole business of the
dock, has cot the Spanish government
about $1,000,000. It was fortunate for
Havana that it sank so slowly. If it
had gout down suddenly there would prob
ably have been loss ot life. Over two
hundred men are working to float the dock
again, but thcli efforts thus far have
FIERCE BATTLE REPORTED.
Insui gents Dislodged und Dispersed
With Heavy Loss.
Havana, Dec. 8 A fierce engagement
between seveial Spanish columns and an
insurgent Torce has been fought near
Sancti Spirltus, in tho province of Santa
Clara. According to the official report
the insurgents were dislodged from their
camp and dispersed with a loss of twenty
five men klhed. The Epauish are said to
have had two privates killed and two
officers and thirteen privates wounded.
Failure of an Expedition.
News has been received In this city ot
the paitlal failure of an attempt to convey
to tho Insurgents supplies and munitions of'
war noar Cienruegos. It is reported that
tho leader or the expedition was Joseph
Cepero, who, It will be recalled, was re
leased by the Spaniards in July last. All
the Spaniards succeeded la capturing was
about COO boKes ot ammunition.
Southern Cotton Mills to Be Sold.
Columbus, Ga., Dec. 8.-L"nited States"
District Judge Newman will sign tomorrow
a decree authorizing the sale of the Eagle
and Phoenix Mills, to satisry the claims
of the Eastern bondholders. An upset
price or $500,000 has been fixed. As
some of the property invoked is in Ala
bama, a decree or sale will al'-o have to
be passed by the Alabama court. The
sale will occur- in -April.
Quacks Annojv tho President.
Canton, Ohio, Dec,. 8. Quacks and ''di
vine h.alers" are annoying the McK n
ley family by offering their services in
behalf of Mrs. McKInley. Schlatter is
here, and says he can restore the patient
In ten minutes if given a chance.
La Fetra's, 11th and G sta. Meals 25
cents. ' it
Hotbed Sash, the Best Made, 50e.
Tour choice; either slip giass or putty.
"Well, lake it."
DEHOCHMGY OF JEFFERSON
Party in New York Trying to
Perfect Its Organization.
MUCH ENTHUSIASM MANIFEST
Confeienee Held Upon the Call of
tho Committee That Conducted
the Henry George Campaign
Committee of Ten Appointed to
1'iepare a Plan und Report.
- New York, Dec. 8 The Democracy of
Tliomas Jerfcrson decided tonight to per
fect organization as a political party m
the Greater New York, as well as to ox
tend its operations throughout the entire
SUite. It is the present purpose of the
mauagers ot the movement to run a :an
dldatc for governor next year, so that
under the provisions or the election law
they will have the right thereatter lo
nominate candidates as a regular party.
This decision was arrived at at a con
ference held in the Murray Hill Lyceum.
There w ere about two hundred delegates
present. The conference was called by
the committee which conducted the Henry
George mayoralty campaign. The on
ference remained In sessiou uiftil long
Be'ore the conference was called o order
by AVilhs J. Abbott he made a short
speech in which he said that the confer
ence was called In response to what
fieemed a widespread and sincere desire
for the reorganization or the party on
permanent lines. He said there were vary
ing Ideas, an to what the future of tlie
organization Bhould be. Some thought it
wise to maintain it merely to advance
tuo social and political ideas of Henry
George, others that it should he continued
for independent political action, and still
others' t&ut it should be kept in existence
onlv as a check on or aid to the regular
Henry A. Goulden, of Brooklyn, was
chosen permanent chairman, and M. M.
Mi'lijr, of New York, the permanent sec
retary A resolution was ofrered by BenJ.tmin
Doblln. providing for "a committee of
thirteen, one from each council district, to
prepare & plan for permanent organization
of the Democracy ot Thomas Jefrersoi."'
It was finally decided to appoint a com
mittee ol ten, and to advise that committee
that in preparing its plan it 'ise the
name Henry George Democracy, and le
poit at a meeting to be held not later
than February 1.
Oa motion ot "Willis J. Abbott, it was
deeidei to extend the operations ot the
party tin oughout the State.
MRS. MeKINLEY WAKES AGATN".
Too Wenls, However, to Give a Siuu
Cai.-lo:i, O., Dec. S. Mother MoKInley
will probabl live the night out. This was
the opinion of Dr. Phillips after he had
called at 9 o'clock this evening and after
hearing ot her condition at 11 o'clock.
Th President will watch at her side
during the night.
At J lo'olook she appeared to awake from
the sleep in which she has been Tor the past
two dtys ir she was conscious and could
recognize those around her, she was too
wpak to give any sign ot it.
BAYARD FOR THE SENATE.
Anxious to Succeed Gray Addicks
Trying to Control Legislature.
"Wilmington. Del., Dec. 8. Former Am
bassador Bayard is likely to be a candi
date for Pnited States Senator to &ucceed
Scnatoi Gray, of Delaware. "Wlllard Snuls
bury, a nephew of the former Senator. Lll
Saulsbury, is also in the field.
Addicks will make a hot right to con
trol ttv legislature, and secure Tor himself
BRYAN AS A. HUNTER.
Made the Best Record iu Bringing
Galveston, Tex., Dec. S The hunting
party, consisting ot Hon. William J.
nryan, W . L. Moody, jr., aud Major Love
joy, returned this uftenioon from Lake
Surprise, in Chumbers county. Mr. Bryan
was delighted with the trip, and seemed
in perfect health. In duck-shooting, he led
the score, bringing down forty-three, ot
which twelve were canvas-backs. He had
nothing to say for publication.
After dining with his hunting companions
and a few other prominent men, Mr. Bryan
departed on the evening train for San
Antonio, where he will be joined tomorrow
by Mrs. Bryan and ex-Consul General Crit
tenden, and the party will leave for a
month's tour of Mexico. ? mj .
Mrs-. Bryan Sanguine.
Denipon, Tex., Dec. 8. Mts. William
J. Bryan was in this city last night en
rente to Galveston to join her distin
guished husliand. She was accompanied
b ex-Governor Ciltteuden, or Missouri.
To a correspondent Mrs. Bryan sahU'-Should
my husband live be will be a candidate lor
the Presidential nomination In 1900. ir
nominated his election is an assured fact.
He will stand on the platform of 1S0G.'
Dine at La Fetra's", 25 cents. . It
Weather Strip, Cent and a Half a
foot; the beht made; either felt or rubber.
DEFIES HER FATHER.
Daughter Refusi s to Receive the
Old Man's Second Wife.
New York, Dec. 8. A state ot war ex
ists between riiilip Miller, of HolSis, L.
I.. and hhwidoweddaughter,Mr.-5.tirfjbscb,
w ho refuses to receive her newly made step
mother intc the family mansion. Airs.
Grebsch has been keening house for her
father since her mother's death, and now
contends that her rather has no light
to marry without her consent.
Mi. Miller has bought a home for his
daughter to live in at'er she vacates lhe
family mansion, but she sass she will
onlyleaveijiitho payment or $10,000,which
her father refuses to give her. .Mr.
Miller has opened dispossess proceedings
against his daughter, before Judge Lower,
IS THIS l'HOPERlTY'S WAVE'S
Cotton Mill Employes Down East
Will Get Lower Wages.
Fall River, Mass., Dec 8. -The Cotton
Manufacturers' Association met this after
noon and by a unanimous -vote agreed to
make a reduction in wages. It is certain
the amount will be at least 10 per cent, and
the date January 1.
This action renders the oituPtkm contain -ing
the business men the gravest or years.
The reduction will directly aff ect 25,000
persons, and as the operatives in everyde
partment are in unions, mostot which ire
in sound financial condition, a strike Jb
ORIGIN OF THE HAITI AFFAIR
Eacts Related bv a Resident of
Port au Prince.
Brusque Bearing of the German
Charge d Affaires Angered the
President A Street Ro-vv.
Isew York, Dec. 8. Among the passen
gers on tho Cljde Line steamer Saginaw,
which arrived here tonight from Port au
Prince, Haiti, was Theodore Streitburg, .x
young man who has many acquaintances
there. His news or the Lueders incident
while not the latest, is more detailed tlia'i
the telegraphic reports so far received.
"Theodore Lueders," he said tonight, I
a big man In Pcrt-au-Pnuce, He has ben
a lead ng banker there for over twvn".
fivc jears, and lias never suspended pay
ment, widen Is a remarkable record for
that couutr. He is a white-haired man,
about sixty-eight years of age, anil of
very remarkable appearance. I do ot
know his son, Emll, peresunnlly, and wha;
I tell you of him and the events follow
ing his arrest I cannot vouch for, as it
Is only Learsay with me.
"Emil is atout twenty-two year-? old
and rather acgresstve. His arrest, rfx
weeks ago, was for ladag on the street
later than the hour after which all good
Haitians are supposed to be in bed. Thre
are a number or native policemen in Port
au Prince, and one or them attempted to
arrest Lueders, wlw knocked him down
Hair a dozen other policemen ran np. and
after a free right Lueder was locked np.
"The first demand for his release as
being a Geiman subject, duly register d
at the consulate, was made by Count
Schwerin, the German idiarge d'affaires1,
who is said to have appeared before
President Sam in unRf-rm aud without
salutation of any kind; and to ha.e de
manded that a certain hiih of money Le.
paid for each day that Lueders remained
a prisDiier. The count's peremptory man
ner angereil the- president, und It was only
through the good orfice or Mr. Powell,
United States minister, that Lueders was
finally released. Then he went to Ger
many. "One faction of the Haitian press called
all Germans fat pigs, while the other
faction counseled moderation and favored
a settlement ot the trouble. The attitude
of Germany seemed to hac been Influenced
by tLo Haitian press comment and the
indemnity of $20,000 was asked for.
It hati been reported several times that
German war vessels, were to arrive on
such and such a day, but most pe-jple
were losing faith. In the fulfillment of
the threats to send one."
ARREST OF AN EDITOR.
Charged With Inciting the Popu
lace Against tlie Government.
Poit au Trinee, Dee. 8. M. Trederique,
edlto. ot the Impartial, has been arrested
on the charge of inciting the popnlice
against the government by violent .md
anti Geiman articles published in hlsncws
paper. THE LUETGERT CASE.
Police Chnrged With Trying to Rail
rood the Accused to the Gallows..
Chicngo, Dec. 8 The tedious work of
examining veniremen in the etrorc to secure
jurors to try Luetgert continued today.
No less prominent orriclals than Mayor
Harrison and Cliier or Police Klpley will
be called as witnesses to support the charge
that "an eMort is being made to railroad
the prisoner to the gallows.
Newark, N. J., Dec. 8 A presentment
brought in by a grand Jury condemus the
overcrowding of churches, and requests
the police and fire departments to tbato
the alleged nuisance. Clergymen ot all
denomination!! deny that their churches are
overcrowded, aud declare that if the al
legation were true It would be a subject
for commendation rather than condemna
Life Insurance Policy for $1,000,000
New York, Dec. 8 The larsrewt life
Insurance policy ever Issued by any com
pany in the world was issued yesterday
to Geoigc "V. Vanderbllt by the Mutual
Lire Insurance Company. The policy is
m the straight life twenty ear class and
amounts to $1,000,000. Mr. Vnnderbilt
is to pay an annual premium or 35,000.
One Thousand Lives in Peril.
Halifax, N. S Dec. fi. A startling
rumor was arioat hem today that the
British troop ship Avoca, from Jamaica,
for Capetown, had foundered. She had
1,000 troops on board. Before sailing
she was docked and cleaned. The rumor
cannot bo confirmed.
font and a Half a Foot for the Best
I weather atrip, either felt or rubber.
MET 01 TIE MESSAGE
Spain's Colonial Minister Com
ments on McKinlev's Views'.
ANALYZES CUBAN PART OF IT
The President'.-, Reference to a Fair
Chance for -spam, ii,. TUInfcK,
Means, That fMr Perhnnx a Yurr
the Insurgents. Will Be Cut From
livery Form of Anieriettn H.dp.
from Madrid to the Evening Teani,
gives the following Interview -with Se.ji r
Aloret. minister or colonic:
"P'riSldent McKinley sayj under cert-t n
conditions that if 3plu, aftec having a
fair chance to put te reforms into oj!.
tion, is without complete sm cfrss. ti.e
Unitvd States la the eawe f tun. ..in ty
and in the lnter-sta of eummene .mu ie
compelled to interfere-
-Doeaa fair ehaiicemenn as we s,mrimr m
nope it does, that the Insurgents n a' t ;or-r
stand tbaC filibustering will he suppresses
That those found guilty or romeuin,;. k
Stetanco will be severely punished
"In thin case, Spain aJ nothing m.t
for the succvitt of ber efforts there. Tn. re
are thousands in fact, a ma jot it , .f u e
population of the Mand who arden' 1 v lotg
for peace who desire only to ei.jU tut;
liberty granted them now. If lho.e whj
remaii ii.tractible find all fcope ..f j.. ip
from the I'liited Stutes cut off .u tw one
hand, md are opposed on the otnr t the
remainder, the war will he Iota 11, it au
end within two mouths.
'Tni, suppose they think, fey kef-ving n
arms, the I'nited States wSI interfere
within a certain time? The geogripr.Hal
conditions of the tetaBd aaiwl thr natare
of the conditions prevailing tfcere iniw
enable them to keep np a scattered de
sultory warfare for an iadefhiim period.
In fact, tlte bono of future help frn
America would toe a premium on i ia
sa.rectkui. Remember that a. large tim
ber of insurgent are not anj ux rt a
f&lueled with independence than witti u
tfeuou). They remain up in amis i- .tase
the conditions of peacofol labor an; AUdt
they hate most.
'Therefore. I repeat. President iK"i
Iey's messagi in reference to a . ir
clianc, means that, xty for pmiaps a
year, tlio insurgents will he au off st u
every rorm of help. If. in short, Sju
is lert t ileal with, her own people m te
fairest spirit of humanity and a l-re
for reconciliation and JueClee, tlv Ua r
rection In .ueh event must die out v itu.n
a couple of months.
'In anj case, Spain is quite torn, nt to
accept, uneqnlvucaliy. a fair duu ce "f
patting the scheme of reform into per t
tion." The following cfimiaeau by Matt id
papers are also given: "
The Kpoea says: 'The general i.el.r.g
is that the decttnifnt t pleasant for sam.
rcogniaing. as it itoes, the sJcerltv i,r
the government it givrag Cuba imliviuual
existence W means of parHamen'arv
Tlv CotrespondeRCia aays: "The frank
ness tnat characterizes American ilqu,
matie doennwnts mutt he taken wito ac
count in weighing the message. "Wht n
this v done it is all we hoped, and wo
believe President McKhley Ktlic wul
Th Coireo believes the mefitt.g ni t
meet with tae approval of all welttal
anced minds, as it is evident.- f tti
good Intentions that aninwte the President;
of the United States in regard toi'ituit
Le Herald finds the message agrees
with the ideas, it bait rocmed of it in
advance. It writes with "on!lerar,'tt
acerbitv, hut gratified by tbadnnpiR
that there is no reason for reif.utiing
the belligerency of the Cubans.
The D. says the mudrratton of te
language need shows the reetu!e . t is
intei Uous. It should pennis pam to
act, frcd from the preoccmatioii, t! it
up to now have traiitmHed themmse'rv
The Correspondencia Mliltar cam.' 3tn
tairi its imUgTiath.ii before the ".ffiiijl
outrage or our rights "
ENIJSTING MKX FOR CUBA
Clergyman ctinsr n Kecrnitiiit;
Anent for the Junta.
Syracuse. X. Y. Dec. S. A United Ss e
deputy marshal is investigating the .a
of the Cuban emissary wlto. dwrisg the
past week, lias enlisted fifteen Syrac-i ns
to fight tho Spaniards. The Rge I us
worked In ecret, but today bis same t an e
into possession of the authorities.
He is Rev. W. H. F. Fergumm. who s-.w
at one time a Methodist mteisonary In
Cuba, and for the past year has 'e-n
tourinc. the State awheel, Btensifetj in
the interests of tie Prohibition pir.
and receiving h salary from W. W. Snuth,
the nominee of the cold water pursy for
governor at the State election a year aga
Fergusoti denied that he was runufng a
recruiting office, but admitted that he
was sending men to the Cnban junta.
Mr. Ferguson has bcea active in the
Prohibition State conference here todtv.
He gees constantly armed, wearing". i Wk
revolver and cartridge belt antler huj
Love LaiiJihs at Bnek Window in
the Indian Territory.
Durant, T. T-, Dec. S.-Irenc White and
Clifford Hayes, both ot Bonha-u. Texas,
were married here todav. On Swn-'-vy
young Hayes stole his sweetheart f'G-n a
boarding school- Knowing that tby were
pursued the couple drove to the tw- t of
an Indian nd remained Hidden away
awaiting tlw marriage license.
An attorney arrived but a on-rt artr
the license ld been received, and v i en
th. preacher beimn the cere.o.Kiy tl. law
yer, who knew that the next tram from
Teas bore a shuriff with papir,. suc
ceeded In preventing the wedding until irie
officer appeared and arrested the iair
The young folks were placed in a -n
at the hotel, wlwre the offijr? jmar led
them, but a friend assisted a nialttr to
enter the room through a rear -im' .- arid
the ceremony w-as performed uu Vr the
uoies of the guards.
Hanged for Murder
Chattanooga, Teun., Doc S. -U Hin
ton, Tenn., today Mynatt Leach was
liangee! at noon for the murder of John
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