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WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1897 EIGHT PAG-E3.
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Getting Ready to Antagonize tbo
OAUCUS GALL FOR TUESDAY
Republicans Mut Go on Record In
the Cuban Matter Younger Mem
bers Triumph Over Veteran Lrtw
mailers Conservatism Receive-,
a Setback. ,
It. has been rinally determined by the
Democrats of the Home to place tbem
blvox on record ae taking direct Isne
with the President ir. the mattier or Cuba,
the currency, and other public a Hairs
referred to liy him in Ills message. A.
cauous will be held next Tuesday evening
and will doubtless l.e attended by nearly
all or tbe members of Uie minority.
Tile petition Tor tbe call was feigned
-willingly, and avus yesterday issued as
A oquous of the Democratic members and
,doietes of the House of Rciineiiiatlve8
is hereby called to meet in the ball of tbe
Howee on Tuesday evening next, December
"ii4 1S97. nt 7:30 o'clock.
-a friendly fctrife took place between tbe
-puaugrr element of tbe party and tbe older
member. Tbe younger and more enibusiaHic
Democrat, believed in taking ist-ue at once
with tbe Administration in a firm andag-gress-ve
manner, while tbe older men. wnu
for years bave been leaders in tbeir party,
insisted that it would be better ti wait until
after the CliristmaH holidays. They claimed
"that the message of tbe President bad in
almost every feature bs-en a disappointment
to Republicans, and that at present they are
fighting loo lively among themselves to
inakeH necessary Tor I 'emucrai fc 10 oouiij
thing further than to look on, keep cool
and wait until the proper time arrived to
striken strong blow.
Tiie younger clement of the party ugieed
with the leaders in all this except .he
point of delay. They insisted that action
should at once be taken, and as they aie
In a majority, they obtained what they
demanued, and next Tuesday night the
nrtnonU will, it, is expected, inaugurate
the hadest fight that any administration
has had to contend with in many years.
It wHi be inited by the caucus that the
Morgan Joint resolution be pueed by the
Howe. Tills action will place the Republi
can majorttj on the defensive. If the
reflation can be forced be'ore the House
by the aid of Republicans, who fv-ar p
jkjUui. u Cuba will defeat them next
Jan. a jffeat work will iiave been accom
plished. If the resolution ie pasted by
the Uuuc and is sent to th Prestderit, he
win uridoabtcdly veto it. and if he takes
fcuoh a course, the entire country is ex
pected to repudiate the Administration at
tihe gcnerul election, to be held next
fall, thereby making the beginning of the
end of the McKiuley-Haniid.Adminlhtra'ioa.
Should the resolution fail to get be
fore the House, or should it be defeated
fcv tbe Republicans after it does get
there, the majority will still be in a
dllemme. for there is n a Congressional
district in tbe country that does not con-
tarn enough Kepublican Culwn sympathi
zers it defeat any Congiessman who re
fuses to vote to acknowledge the bel
ligerence i.r tbe struggling island.
The countrvat large lia. long demand-M
of Congress such action, and it will be
a political death '-warrant to the Repjb
Jiean Congressman who presents Cuoa
from having a pioper recognition.
Congressman McMillin is one of the lead
ers of national rame who has made a
systematic, energetic fight for the free
dom of Cuba Wlut Senator Morgan l.as
been In the Senate, Mr. McMllhn lias
Iwen and wlh be in the House a -tan"h,
uBConipion.JsIng friend of libcity ami n
foe to oppression. He said yesteolay
that he expected much good to result .'rum
the caucu and that h- l heartily in favor
of it. He hoped and expected the
THE GREAT PROVIDERS.
Tlicn let u-s have yonr
tmuse mid address quit li
ly. Tile re are not cnouli
of these TublPs to innke us
beg you to com,, and b -side
you'll recognize tile
lKrgnin -when you isee the
This Solid Oulc Center
Tnhle most useful for any
room iu your house we of
fer our iiatrous todny at
78e. First come, firt serv
ed. Also in ma
bogntiy nt the
"A "jooj'd to the -zcffsc.1
Mayer & Pettit
415-417 Seventh St-
Frank Lihbey & Company,
EiUb fctrcet and New I'ort avenue.
vs". ft '""' i
Democrats would pledge themselves to
an action so aggressive, so determined,
that Cuba Would at last lecelve fair play
and be accoidcd by this country the .mie
privileges that Spain lias at all times
during the contest for libcity enjoyed.
Thebglief prevailsainong Democrats that
the ttepiiblfcitu members will endeavor to
stifle Cuban legislation and, perhaps, suc
cessfully do so, but, ir such action does
takeph.ee, leading Democrats declare that
Republican members will find it to be a
difficult matter to satisfactorily explain
such a ccuru to their constituents.
When smile of the Republican Congrpto
men learned yesterday of the call for a
Democratic caucus they looked stave, and
apparently considered the Movement a
seilous one. One of them said to a Times
"1 n ess they'll hatch some scheme Miot
will l) embarrassing to the most or us.
When they touch on Cuba's rights they
got iii delicate ground, but I suppose we
can str nd it ."'
SHIS lJlH25r..WS r'OL'K HAH1ES.
Three Ciiine "Wudiiesdaj-, One Thtir.s
duy and Another 3s Kxpectfd.
New York, Dec. 10. -Tour children haie
bo-ii bom to Mis. Lena Rreslau. of 21S
Yoiii bt'.cet, Rrnoklyn. Three were jurn
on Tuesday, another was born yesterday,
and still another is expected.
Iteiiaird Rreslau, the father of the
youngsters, is the most ovcited man iu the
city. Mis. llreslau is doing fairly well
ur.dei the circumstances. She is hap.iy
becau- her fondot hopes have been real
l.ed. She wanted boys, and the youngsters
ar lioj s lusty, stnng and vigorous.
MAY FACE AGOURT-MARTIAL
.IT i ,l.w
Lieui. O'Brien's Recent Escapade
jii Tliis City.
Col. Cooli Stated That the Officer
Agiocrt to Kesiin on Account of
l'ornier Had Conduct.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 10. It has become
public tiirougb Col. H. C. Cook, comtuand
Ing the Firth Regiment, near li3reof wlilch
Lieut. M. J . O'Brien ! an officer, that the
latter has tendered his resignation in pre
ference tc standing a court-martial, which
v.euld otherwise have been ordered o in
M'stigate his conduct on the now fu.uutis
The colonel says that so flagrant were
O'Brien's traii.gr-.sMons on that occasion
that charges had been preferred by him
despite O'Brien's efforts to nullify them.
Then the department offered to let ti.e
Hetitenatir rcMgn in place of being co lrt
martialed. and the latter accepted. Col.
Cook said that O'Brien's escapade of two
dajs ago in '.Vasliiugtoii, -will undoubte.lly
Kad to a court-martial, though he has i-o
Jiitisdiction in the matter.
O'Brien was on a furlough and still Jn
der Army rules. It had been given out
at first that O'Brien's resignation was
for the purpose of allowing him to fnll-jw
a civil piofession, and the officer was
on his way to Boston to prepare for this
career when his defection in the capital
induced his commnnder to reveal Mie in
ward pioceedings relatie to the resigna
tion. STRIKE AGAINST JfKGROES.
Georgia Cotton Mill Hands Draw
the Color Line.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 10. A general 6trike
is in progress among the operatives of
tbe Fulton Ragging and Spinning Com
pany, in which 1,000 hands arc employed.
Although the strike has been ordered and
indorsed by the Federation of Trades,
not more than three-fourths of the hands
have gone out.
Two mouths ago the management trled
to introduce negro labor. With one ac
cord the females operatives ttruck, led
by Mrs. Crooks, who has developed strong
qualities or leadership. The mill was
defeated iu its purpose, discharged the
negro help, and re-employed all the strik
ers. Several days ago certain suspensions
made by the management were seized
upon as evidence that it was trying to
weed out the original strikers, and a new
walkout was resolved upon. The man
agers say they will not agree to restore
those who have gotten up this fight. The
mill had large orders ahead.
GERMANY'S SU'HfLrs TniS l'RAK.
Huron Vou Tbielmuim'.-, Statement
Berlin, Dec. 10.-Harou Von Tliielmann,
secretary cf the Imperial treasury, made a
fii.nucliil statement In the Reichstag to
day, shewing that the surplus for 1S97
was 20,000,000 marks, which was S.OOO,
000 marks less than the surplus of 189(J.
He added that negotiations for the.aboii
Hon t f the sugar Intimites bad been opened,
but had been temporarily suspended. The
American tariff might lead to a revivil r
the negotiations. He hoped to be able to
submilabii: dealing with the subject during
the second half of the session-
FROM "WATER TO .WHISKY.
Former Baptist Minister Convicted
of Selling: Liquor.
Nyantic, Conn., Dec. 10After nearly
two weeks' trial before Justice of the
Peace I'raser, the Rev. Charles II. Gates
and Frank Brown were found guilty last
night of selling liquor at the Ray View
House. There were twenty-one counts
against Gates, and he was fined $20 on
each. An appeal was taken to the court
or common pleas.
Mr. Gates is a regularly ordained Bap
tist minister, and preached formerly in
this State. Then he drove a baker's
cart in Norwich, and later opened the
COLOR QUESTION IN SCHOOLS.
Robert AV. Clarlc, Jr., Refused Ad
mission to Murylund Institute.
Baltimore, Dec. 10. Judge Ritchie to
day dismissed the petition of Robert AV.
Clark, jr., colored, against the Maryland
Institute, to compel the institute to accept
him as a pupil. The institute receives a
certain amountofcltyfundsin consideration
of which each councilman has the right to
appoint one pupil. Clark was appointed by
Councilman Cargill, a colored man.
Clark's counsel will carry the case to
the court of appeals, and, if necessarv. into
! the United States courts-
Deniocrutiu Convention Adjourns.
New Orleans, Dee. 10. -The LouisJfia
Democratic State convention, after bcin
iu scsBlot- all iiljdit, id.iourncd this morn
ing after nominating thirty-six delegates-at-large
to the constitutional Convention
and adopting a platform. The"resolutions
call for a qualification of the suffrage
that wlli retain the government of the
State iu the hands of its Intelligent white
Doors, any size, for S1.00. Best
workmanship. Inch and a half thick.
SHORT SHIFT FOR JOHNS
Murderer of the Smith Famity
Does Not Reach Courthouse.
A CHILD IDENTIFIED I1DI
His Crime One of the Most "Dlahollcnl
Ever 1'erpeU'nteil In the South
Assaulted the "Woman and Killed
Her Children to Prevent 1) ,s
covory. New Orion ns.Dcc. 10. Charley- JoliuV, the
negro mihderci of the Brown-.Smlth family,
near BankMot.'s Farry, Lawrence- county
Miss., was lynched at an early"hour this
morning by iren-who had been pursuing
him ever since his identification as the
murderer by Mary Smith. She was on"
of the five ictims whom he left for Ipjid,
but who revived fiom the wounds inflicted
The Smiths lived on Pe.irl River, two
miles from the ferry. The husband is a
farmer and aho assistant at a neighbor
ing cotton gin. He went to "Wesson yes
terday on business, and the murder was
committed during his absence. He left
Mrs. Smith and five children at home,
the eldest ten years of age, the youngest
an Infant in aims. Y.'ben he returned he
found bis wife murdered, her head having
been ciusliec with a heavy clubhand the
five children having been similarly dealt
An examination showed that the murder
was a case of outrage, the assillant
having attempted to assault Mrs. Smith,
and kiHKhed her down with a club when
she resisted. The brute finally succeeded
in hK purpose, and then beat her brains
out with a club. The murder of the
children was undoubtedly for the purpose
or presenting identification. Unfortu
nately for the murderer, lie had not done
his work thoroughly. One of the chil
dren, a girl of five years, was not killed
The nn.rdeter, deceived by her insensi
bility lort under the belief that sh;
The child recovered soon afterward and
was able to tell the story of the murder
and to Identify the murderer, as Charles
Johns, a negro, who lived near by, and
who had frequently worked at the Smith
farm. He left the neighborhood some time
ago, but returned on Wednesday, and It
wan soon after his mum tjiacAhe outrage
Johns was cuptured last night and con
fined iu the jail. He was taken from there
this morning to be arraigned In the court
house, b'lt was waylaid by a mob, which
took Mm away from the officers, carried
him to the cene of his crime, aud there
THEIR WAGES ARE HELD UP
Employes of 'h - Relt Line Will Get
25 Cents on the Dollar.
Receiver Declares It Is the Rest He
Can Ho Is Sorry for the Men,
Hut Cm "not Help Them.
The employes of the Belt Line Railway
of this city arc greatly incensed over the
flve cents on the dollar in -wages for Hie
work they have done In ths past two we 's.
.The nen hrve not received any wxgts
sinceNovember20, "When theypulledinto the
carslieds from their routes yesterday after
noon they were told that their wages wild
not be paid In full on account of the lo-v
condition of the treasury or the road.
Speaking to a representative of The Thr .
lastnightone of tbedrivurs said: ''We were
greatly grieved to learn that we will not be
nbletogetfiir money. AsformcratherMiau
take i-'o cents on the dollar, I will not take
anything. But many of the men are in cir
cumstances that will force them to the alter -mitiveof
taking what they can getorstarv
ing. Iknow that a number of the -nen have
U Id me that they will cither ask for all
their money or take no money atall-''
Mr. "SV. Kelsey Schoepr, the receiver jf
the road, bajd last night:
"The "road is not able, for th6 present,
to pay the men all that is due them, for
the simple icason that we have not "he
money to pay with. If the courts favor
us, we will be able to pav In full; other
wise, we will not. As you probably know,
I petitioned Judge Cox's court several days
ago to allow us to is.sue receiver's 'certifi
cates to obtain the necessary money . Ve
expected that a decision would ha-c b-.-n
given m the matter today, buV were in
formed bj thb judge that he, pould uot
make a decision until next week, probably
"If we are granted the authority to issue
receiver's certificates, we will be able to
pay tne men their wages. I thorouguly
appreciate the fact that the men need
money greatly, and I want to do all I
can for them."
'I think that the company has certainly
done all it could possibly do under the
circui' atauces to help the men."
Receiver Schoepr said that it wa the
custom or the company to pay ort on the
5th and 20th day of each month. The
November payments were made all right,
but in order to make the second payment,
even iti that mouth, he had to take $2,000
of his own money to do so. Ho said that
the whole trouble was caused by the
trustees' recent action in praying Tor the
sale of the road. He said that he had filed
a cross bill, but that had done little good
The company did not have much money on
hand, and out o that small amount, the
horses, which were in-poor condition, musr
be fed, and the men must also be fed.
The petition now before Judge Cox is
being opposed by the American Security
. and Trust Company, the holder of the bonds
of the Belt Company, and other creditors
The pVesent troubles do not' affect the
Eckingtpn and Soldier's Home Railway
Company, X)f which Mr. Schoepf is also receiver.-
IVY BUSINESS COLLEGE Sth and K.
None better, $25 a year; day or night.
"Blinds, nny size, $1.00 a pair.
Clear. Inch and a half thlckt
They Divide Up Ohio, According
Cincinnati, Dec 10. A Times-Star dis
patch says: -'A compact: has been entered
into between Senator Forakor and Senator
Ilanna, by. which Fornfcer will make &11
the Federal appointments in southern Ohio,
aud Hanna' In northern Ohio.
"This arrangement; will also apply to
all other matters with which Republican
Congressmen are riot, connected. The
two OhJo Senators are fworklng In the
utmost harmony, aud there is no possible
chance for a conflict.
"rrcshluub McKinley 1 awnre of the
agreement eetweeu the two Senators Com
his State, and he has given the matter
his indorsement " ' .'
Passes Away at an Early Hour
DIABETES THE FATAL DISEASE
Stood Hip;h Among: the Scientists of
America nnd Knropi "Was Presi
dent of the National Geosjraphie
Society mill n Lending Spirit in the
American Hell Telephone Company.
Gai diner G. Hubbard died at his resi
dence, "W'oodley Lane, aj 'A o'clock this
Although he has been suffering for some
time with diabetes, he was not, until yes
terday morning, in condition to cause
his family Immediate alarm.
A change for the wqse came au.l be
steadily sank, dying1 in Jess than twenty
four hours.. ; I
Mr. Hubbard wasa-'rative of M;u-sachu-setts,
and at the Unit) of his death was In
his seventy-sixth year. He was a son
of the late Samuel Hubbard, associate
Justice or the supiume court of Massa
chusetts. He was graduated by Dare
mouth College In 18fl, and became the
law partner of Benjamin R. Ouitis, who
was subsequently -appointed associate
justleMii the SupreiHe Court of the Unite 1
States. ' i
Mr. Hubbard stood high among the
savants of thlo country and Kurope. For
tun years he was a member of lheMnba
chusetts board of education and was
the founder of the flrstsqhool in America
for tecchiiig. the deaf ami dumb.
He was the president rf the National
Geogiaphlc Society, and th&rflrsupresidenfc
of-the American, Bell Telephone Comp my.
"With this great n'orporrttbn ho became
connected almost arlta'hiceptioii materi
ally assisting in maturing its plans and
policies. After holding the position of
president for five ""ycacs, he retired, but
remained a director of the company until
his death. '
NO OHJP.CTION TO .SEE FATHER.
Communder Booth, -However, "Will
Not Agiree to Union.
New Tork, Dec. 10. Commander Balling
ton Booth, for the firstJlme since his separa
tion from the Salvation Army,has received
a letter from his father. Gen. William Booth,
of England, asking for an interview when
the general arrives fn 'this country next
month. In reply Comiuander Booth has de
clared that he will be glad, as a sou, to
see his rather. He adds
"In view of the repeated and strenuously
circulated reports that I have refused to f-ee
my father, 1 deem it both right and fair to
state that I have never offered any ob
jection to seeing him, but the Grand Field
Council of the Volunteers has advised that,
owing to the wiirur misrepresentation or my
last interview with umcrnberof my family,
and as I no longer represent myself alone,
but a large movement, every safeguard
should be taken against a repetition or this;
mill further, that no allusion should be made
in the interview to the controversy regard
ing the Salvation Army. .
"Furthermore, as the object of such an
interview has already been stated to be the
amalgamation of the Volunteers or America,
with the Salvation Army, Mrs. Booth and
myself wish to state with all emphasis that,
considering tin essential differences in our
government and principles, such a union
would be inconsistent in the face or our
people nnd our God and ih, therefore, im
DIG MAIL ROBBERY.
Rnilwny Mail Service Sustains a
Loss of Many Thousands.
New i'ork, Dec. 10. -Major Charles F.
Lewis, of the Philadelphia branch or the
Government secret "jCrvice, is in the city
investigating what is supposed to be one
of the biggest robberies in the history
or the New York postoffice. The robbery
is said to be in the railway mail service,
and confined exclusively to registered let
The exact; amount!" c.iTitmt. lie Ip.irnnrl.
but it is unofficiallstated to be in the
neighborhood of .'Jl 00,000. The robbery
is confined to that section of the Central
Railroad of New Jersey which is known
as the New York, Somnrville and Easton
The discovery was made In Novembcr.but
the secret was quietly kept by the post
office authorities until today, when the
news crept out. It is. known, so the
statement is made, that $30,000, the total
amount carried in two bags, was taken.
A clerk employed on the New York,
Somerville and Easton t branch disap
peared on the dayof the blg robbery and
has not since been found.
Nclb'acr Chief Hazen nor the Fourth
Assistant Postmaster General knows any
thing of the robbery, thoy uy. Their first
information on the subject came from a
Times reporter. ?
TRIED TO KILL- HIS "VIFE.
The" Anthony Devlin Sent a Bullet
Through Hisf Head.
Philadelphia, Dec. lC.-Anthony Denin.
an oil dealer, whose wife filed a suit for
divorce against him -aydfal months cpo,
nllegingdrunkennessas the causa, killedhim
self tonight after first attempting to 1 ill
The couple had notbeeri married a great
while, and lately liad not lived logef.Hr.
Tonight Devlin followed his wife and slot
at her Twice. He then fired a bullet into 1 is
own head with fatafteffect.
The wife was taken to the Episcopal Hos
pital, md will probaMy recover.
Flooring-, North Cnr0linu,$1.5O per
100 feet. All oae,widtti.
TIE FEUD OF TANG
Judge Joseph A. Reid Shot to
Death in a Louisiana Court.
IS THE EIGHTEENTH VICTIM
"Whilo Coming; Down Stairs Ho Met
Two Men, One of Whom Fired
"Three Shots ut Him, Causing; In
stant Death A Series of Vssns
siuntioiis Probably Not I'et Closed.
New Oilcans, Dec. 10. Judge Joseph A.
Reid, one of "the leading lawyeis or the
State, and Urpthcr or District Judge Hub
ert Reid, wu3 assassinated Inst night m
the court house at Frankllntou, Y.uh
lr.gton Patlfh, La.
Ruld was In att'Tidunce at his brother's
court and hnd just finished arguing a
case. Ho walked down from the court
rn n., passing two men on the stairway.
As he passed one of the men whirled
around, drew a icvolver. and fired three
shots. They struck Reid in the back,
penetrating through the chest, causing
Theassass'us ran down the stairs, sprang
upon their horses and took flight. They
were followed by a posse of mounted men
for five miles and lost sight of. They
rodetowaid Tangipahoa, and had undoubt
edly followed Reid from there to Frank
llntou to kill him.
Reid was a man of considerable political
force and the leading lawyer in the dis
trict. He hud frequently been warned
that he would be assassinated.
The murder is the fnfit of the Tangipahoa
feud, one of the bloodiest ever known In
the State, and Reid makeB the eighteenth
victim in a comparatively short time.
Nearly thirtj men liave been killed di
rectly or indirectly from this trouble. Dr.
Varnadt was killed by Dr. Goss, then fol
lowed the death of Dr. Goss, killed by
William Davidwn. Reid, the man a-isashl-nated
last night, was charged with be
ing implicated in the killing, but wis
able to prove his innocence. Davidson
was Kiile-l soon afterward by Abe Gill
and the. Baniber brothers, now confined
In tlu New Orleaus parish prison and
u waiting trial.
I)r- Goss, brother of the Dr. Goes above
mentioned, .va3 killed by Bob McMiohacl.
Dr. DavIdaunV couhiu. Sam Hyde, who as
sisted In arresting Gill and the Bambcrt
brothers, was assassinated by being shot
from ambush. Then followed two other
assassinations, Amacker and Mlxon, shot
Trom ambush by mistake Tor other persons,
it was thought, as both were young men
and not implicated in the feud- Finally
Reid, himself, a strong friend of Hyde,
was assassinated last night.
Tlietenre same of thachief murders in the
Tan-'ipahoa feud, there being several side
branchcorthe trouble. The lastass-tsslna-tiou
Is likely to lead to other troubles, as
Reld's friends, who are many .."will adopt
vigorous nipanh to punish his murderers, and
u olasii be ween the two factious is not
STDBBS PLAYED POKER
Says the Womack Checks Were to
Pay a Gambling Debt.
CuallLiisres Any Mnu to Show That
He Ever Favored Any Book Con
em AVomaeli Explanation.
Richmond. Va., Dec. 10 Grand Com
mander J. N. Stubbs testified today ber-j.-e
the special committee that is hearing the
chargs ct hrlhery against him that he re
ceived the checks from Boo k Agent Womiek
in payment of poker debts, and not as a
bribetoff.vorthehistoryformed by Worn tck.
In 1S9-I, he said, he had gone to the Con
federate meeting, In Birmingham, aadthre
he, Wom.'ick and others indulged in draw
poker. There had been a number of games
there, lit said, and he had wou mo.iey front
"We were all orf having a good rime,"
said Col. Stubbs, "and Me did play .ards
a good deal."
The witness cballenged any man to
produce evidence to show that lie had
ever encouraged any particular book con
cern to come to Virginia. He emphasized
the fact that the cause of the delay in
securing a good history was largely due
to the lact that it had been iuq-osMblc
to secure a meeting of the history com
mittee. Mr. J. W. Womack, the agent of the
American Book Company, went on the
stand, and there were many discreparii :es
between his testimony and that or Stubbs.
lie said that he and Col. Stubbs, t'apt.
Henry and Mr. George Booker ylayed
poker in the hotel at Birmingham until
1 o'clock In the morning. When they quit
he owed Stubbs $50. Capt. Henry bor
rowed $200 from Col. Stubbs-
Womack was also indebted tc Henry,
and at his request when he met Col.
Stubbs, in Richmond, the following Octo
ber, he paid him the Henry debt of .-?I00
with one check and his poker debt of
$50 with another. He said he had ,iev-3i
seen the checks rrom that day to this
and would sue the bank to make tiVm
show how they came into the po3s.-s!'.ii
of Mr. Baughman,
The committee will meet louiQrrow and
CHAMBERLAIN HOLDS THE REINS
French Vi'-.li.s.diu Confers Vith
Him About the Niger Dispute.
London, Dec. 10. The most tangible
evidence of Joseph Chamberlain's virtual
control of thu present government that
has yet become apparent was the official
visit of Buron Co urcel, French amhassador,
to the colonial office today, where the
colonial secretary aud the ambassador had
a two hours' Interview, presumably upon
the subject of the Niger dispute.
This Is said to be the fhst time that a
foreign ambassador has dealt dhectly with
the head of a department of the British
government, instead of bringing his busi
ness to the attention of such department
through the foreign office.
Senator MeLuurin Improving.
The condition of Senator McLaurin was
reported somewhat Improved last night.
His physician stales that he is ufat dan
gerously ill. and it is expected that: he
will be able to take his scat in the Senate
in about three weeks.
Flooring, Alabomn, $2.00 per 100
feet. All one width and one Ienstli-
END VERY NEAR.
President MeKinley's Mother Cu"
Live But a Few Hoars.
Canton. Ohio, Dec. 10 -Watched ot-.t
by the suns she loved so well and sur
rounded by theother members orthe fam
ily, thePiesident'smotlieris spending what
the doctor say's will be her Infrt night" on
There has been no material change in
her condition Unce the time the doctor
reported that slip had reached the stage
where it would' be impossible for her to
live more than twontyfonr hcurs. To
the watchers av her bedside every brea-'h
appeared to be her last.
She still clings to life with a tonicity
that surprint- the physician. She has
reuched th& time, however, when her
death Is only the question of liours.
EXTENDING THE AUSGLEICH.
Hungarian Reichstag: Refers the Bill
to the Finance Commit Ue.
Vienna, Dec. 10 The Hungarian Reich
stag, by a vote or 185 to 37, today re
ferred the bill provisionally extending the
Ausgleich, or Austro-IIungarlan compact,
to the standing committee on finance.
It is reliably Mated that Earou Banffy,
the Hungarian rrime minister, is nego
tiating with Herr Francis Kossuth to
secure the passage of the bill berore
the end of the year, so that the economic
relations between Austria and Hungary
may be supported by Something having
It is asierted that Kossuth has already
promised to withdraw his obstruction or
the measure. The present opinion in
"Buda-I'est is that the hill will te lathed
in all its stages by Dectmber 31.
GREETING BHAH MEXICO
Enthusiastic Welcome to the Cham
pion of Silver.
People Out i" Vest Numbers, Musle
on All the Plazas and Gorgeous
Monterey, Hex., Dec. 10. William J.
Bryan arid his party arrived here last night
and verc welcomed by Gen. Reyes, Ma? r
Ssmbranc, and a great crowd of people.
The partj consists of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan,
Mr. and Mrs. John Tomlinaon, of Birm'ng
hnm, Ala-; Hugo Griesenbeck.of San An
tonio; Gov. Crittenden annuls son, William.
Today the party were entertained at
the residence of the governor. Tliiy in
spected the great silver and lead smelt
ers and many other important industries,
arter which historic points were viiited
The city is in holiday attire.
Gen. Reyes, governor of Nuevo Leon,
made an iddress or welcome, which was
respoime'1 t bJ" Mr- Bryan. Tlie band
then phijed the national hymn, which is
Cuny'deredarureconipIimenttM a foreign-jr,
and tbo Wit crowd entliusin.i-icaltv cheered.
'"Viva Bryanl Viva Plata," tsllwsr.
People wete out in vast numbers to
night, there i music on all the phvms,
and the electric hunt display is gorjteois.
A reception at the Casino was the climax
of a welcome which has astonished the
guest of honor, who had intended to mak
a quiet and unostentatious visit to this
BRER AND WHISKY TRUST.
Sixtv Million Dollars to Buy Brew
eries and Distilleries.
Chicago, Dec. 10. One of the largest
trusU ever formed in this country was
completed today, when the American Malt
ing Company agreed to put up $00,000,000
with which to purclKise the leading brew
eries ot the country. Pluns aro also be
ing perfected to embrace in tbe same deal
the purchase or all the leading distilleries,
exceptingthe American Spirits Manufactur
ing Con lKiny, which is tlte old Green
The mutter Is in the hands ut Attorneys
Rubens and MotU Harry Rubens is now
in NeT York, puttinir the f inislitng U.'tcUs
to the matter. Thre is, according to re
port, going to be a great shaking-lip among
the officers of the malting company, ami
many changes are scheduled.
Mr. Curtis, of the Hale anQs Malt
ing Company, which rcceaiJjFsSpld out to
the trust, resigned his poUion today and
took iVKkroom In lio hall or the Royil
Insurance Company Building, in front of
the American Malting Company's office.
VAUDEVILLE ON A GAlXOWS.
Negroes Were Hanged After Two
Birmingham, Ala., Dee. 10. Jim Glover
nnd Sam Fields, both colored, were hanged
from the same gallows today at Abbcy
villc, Ala. Glover was convicted of kill
ing his wife, and Fields for murdering his
Five thousand people gathered about th2
gullov s, which was surrounded with a
curtain. The curtain was raised for the
negroes tf make speeches. The con
demneo men culled on the "Macks, whites,
blues and grays," to hear their "declarx
tion of Justin.'.ble acts.'" They asked all
who agreed wlth'thein to hold up their
hands, and they led prayer while the crowd
laughed. The two men spoke two hours,
after which the curtain was lowered, tho
blnck caps were ad lusted and the trip
sprung. Both strangled to death.
Columbia. S. C Dec. 10. John Wright,
colored, was hanged in Darlington today
for the murder of Charles Byrd, a young
white man. on August 'J last.
Bomil Murder Trial.
Bridgeport, l.otiu.. Hec. 10. Theiuostim
portnnt feature or the Bonai murder trial
today as the almost positive identification
of Bonai as the man wlto led Miss Nichtds
about the house lis search of money. Mrs
Bonai did not take the stand- A squad of
policemen v as required to keep the crowd
back There were throe women to one
man. Bonai has kept up Ids courage re
markably well until yosu-nuy. He .lid r.ot
know hi? wife would testify until she wjnt
on the stand yesterday.
"ITofbrnu" Beer Is Justly Popular
becaie it's made or Hops and Male, ex
clusively. Write or 'phone Abner &
Drury, J5th and F, Tor trial case It
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BIG LOOT FQBTHE CUBANS
They Capture $150,000 in Span
ish Gold and Escape With It.
BRAVE CASniER'S DEFENSE
Sixteen Volunteers Join rlin liwur
guntjH After Agisting Them in
thy Raid Col. Bncallan Seriously
111 Fighting Continues Xnu- H.iv
itiia Smallpox Iiierea,-mg
Havana. Dec. lo. It appe.ir i . w ti-.af.
te money captured at La i .w. !.- y
She hienc-Kejtc, arid f!rt rep.rt.' u de
S-MMJOi is much more. v! . ,!
bud beta defrattcd then- to ' di 4b -d
amour the serentl Spam-di tattaii.mt.
At. ofricial report i puMi-rif.i t.. ,n
Lh L-jtha to the fffe t that t -a-., t ,jn ,. ,
of the railway at Guantarmn.o i a i bh
of the :niU!il ttt liittjir-x at La n tan -m,
and svut word of it to th.- ir.rar.
An liisiugent agent went t., Uuar.2t:.t
and, with the hlp or the riii.- t m-.-,,
bribed a Spanish officer ami sinv-, v ...,i
teers, who formed the garni .r n -tujia
fore which protected the rtd.
According to tbe plan agrre ! ly
the cons pin tors, when tho ii.hare, r forces
appeared and apprtacbed. the ir-rt wis
delivered w them. Tv lt't in the
fort some twenty-five men and . rer :00
precepted to La Caiman era and .W po
sessioi of the wharf after a very sligl.fe
reshtance. Near the -vrliarr wa the
building or the military ad'niHtetraticu,
in which twelre iron cheat were kept,
cuntainuig the money or tl.e regular tn.oa
arouwl the place, tesilles the --o,000
recently nirHed. The insurgent in
vaded the building and killed the lnprt t.r
ot police and two civil guards, who tried
to orise them. The cashier made a
desperate re-tfatance. BV fired the .ix
shots of his revolver ami made a brae
tight with bis abre ittrrK-adria.; mm'lf
behind tables and chairs.
To htsn it is due ibat the insuif-itH
could not take away all the i-testi. riiy
seized tlirte or them awl left nine, lJx ih
many uf the latter they bnifce open, Cak
ing the giJd inside ami leaving n e -iier.
The cashier finally ra.i overpi.w.j ai,,j
fell to the ground seri;ily wi .rdti ty
five Mews uf a machete.
It is understood that the iiir-ntn
captured Si-j0.000 in kJ' t.. uKh The
exact amount is hard to give. The off'ttui
here believe that a part o. the u ty was
lost by the insurcents wl en liy lied
at the approach i.r the Spanish re nf r'c
ii. cuts. They hope to re, over i jart ..f
the money believed to be m ,-mer. .t n ,u,i
the town. Thet lailwiy -!.iplcyr. iue
affier and the Mxteen volunff.-rs nl
witto. thelnsnrgeiits. Ih their retr . Ihey
bad timer t plunder a store m ; Lf :
HodHHHl mmt tn urJMre money .iad pro-
Col. BicaUao, tiOef aid- of Gen. Hi tt
Rivera, and Imprisoned witi hui, in ihe
fortress of La ( .ibnna. N-rame Tery ill
today. He refined tv .iccpt tn.- ier.I m
of a military Mirgeon and .ted .,e
governor of tin Ti.rtress o all, v. hiru o
call his lwii p!j i .ieian , u tiMli.n.
A long official report publ!h"d rh ifter
noon says that ttft-e spmM, vlsm as
left the city of I'uertu Principe re&? i ly
taking different roads in order to riI
the Cuban vsagtmrcK ti M:rruo.iei
the cit keeping up a in.-! fne on t
at, night. It is reported ahi t'uit ano'-- r
object was to train th sllier- .r it,
columns all inexperienced .oMIt re
cently armed froa Spain. s of h
columns have already recirne.i rcpoi-Bj-tbat
ty had not fonnd the enenv
Another one returned and rep4.rt ! a fu-
teeri-miimte skirmish with m .all piuup. .r
twentv or twenty-five insurg ntn: .,
were put to flight, "although they were
aWe to take their dead with theii." rr
other two ctilmnns rejiort .1m sone kn-. -ishing
with Caban vnauards. m jrhicrt
tbe Ctibaus were alw "pu t. flight."
Arouad Pnerto Principe. t . the Hp.rt,
the iitfitrgeat are oua,taKtt pi n infer m;.-.
The sanitary situathHi contnui4 Ut .
veryalannhig. SiiKillpaxiucre-is.s pn'ly;
especfcil j in the West.
ANNEXATION OF HAWAII.
Former Minister Thm-toii Speaks
of This CiiiliitryV. Pulley.
New York, Dec. 10. At Hie :.ieein il
the Patria Clob, at Delmomos touiht
Lortn A. Tburscon. formerly ii.im-ter 7t"iu
Hawaii to this codutry, ma-le an addr.-a
on the ttunexation of the iManK to 'bus
Mr. Thnrton rnt ire;te! the sub.r- t
biUoricnUy, hov. ing that t-ery Ailnu-i -,-t
ration from Tyler, in let-:, to McKun -y
had taken the stand tlint re. foreign u
tion siujuld ctiaurol th ilnds. md quj-I
documeiits from three Swxet.tiK- uf State.
Legare, WetoHf-r and Cla r. iiki r t .
mended war with France rather taaa iet,
tlmt power take pwacafefcm r th i.-la:nl.
Mr. TliHrston trtwuni .-(liauntiwly the
subject ot Hawaii bents; the sirategic Ivy
of the Pacific, and. aa such, bein ..f
incalculable importance to tm t.mtr.
lai-DED WIFE AND SELP.
Lived Together, But Hinl Not Spoken
Chicago. Hec, 10. Fret! Seitrreder, an
ox-salooakt-erH'r1-, fired a bollet into lis
wire's breast last night, and then lew
mit his own brain. Mr. Scl.ioeiler he I
Schroeder and his wife Ui-i liveI ror
man j years In the same hne. but uk?
uot talk with each otIu, u keeping with
a compact ntadu after .t inter f.i.mly
Trying to At emit I.uetgert.
ChKmgw, Dec lO.-T-se Si-.te jiris'ci
Uirs In the Lnetyert tav 'hn Sh.it,
stnng effort, are twin!; n u- t. fnn -h
perjured testimony for t. ease ami
rafctf tlie renaonuble dt .t m i jurors'
mindb tint is nect-sur.- i.. -rf;uit. No
new Jurors wete Secured 'a
Mr.s. Goelet to Eutertiiin the Prince.
Loudon, Dee. 10. The Field says it ia
rumored that Mrs- Goelet, widow of Mr.
Ogden t'oelet, w!h died at Cowegoti AuguC
27 last, on board his yacht Mayflour w.U
take the Mayflower to the Ittviera w " e-Q
slie will etitrrtaiu the I'rtnce ot Wales, dur
ing the yachting regetta these.
Shinglo, "Klor.dfi t'ypre.s, S-1.50
' per 1,000. Every sbinc'e pcrfecU