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America Will Pay Heavy In
demnify to Great Britain.
BEHRING SEA CLAIMS ACCOUNT
Arbitration Commissioners' Work
Completed mid Heports Soon to Ho
. Made to the IttHpeetlve Gu.vrn
iiicnts Money "Will He Paid Six
Months After Final Decision. -
BoEtuiuDcc. 20. After a week of con-
Terences in this city, Justices Putnam aucl
King, the commissioners for the Unitl
States and Canada, respectively, in the,
arbitration of the Retiring Sea claims, hs,vc
completed their work for the present artli
it is understeod.'will soon begin the prep
aration -of their reports to their respective
TDe Behring Sea claims. which Prrsi-
Idcnt Clev eland proposed to Fettle for ?423,
000, have now aggregated more than
r , $SOO,000, -with interest for ten .v ears. That
the amount of indemnity paid by the
United Stales to Groat Britain will be
much larger than was at lirst expected
is apparent from the evidence already sub-
in! t ted. "While tome f tiie claims will
, be disallowed, the total is nearly, if 1.0 1
quite, a million dollars, in case the in
terest asked is allowed by the commis
sioners. It 1b not possible to Mate at this time
wiiat claltrs have been ruled out or whether
-"it will to necessary to refer any of the
claims to the itrbltratlon or a third com
missioner, who is to be uppointcd by the
president or Switzerland, in caws such an
appointment 1b found necessary. F.ut
It may be tinted in a general way that
the confeivnccs of the two commUf.io.iers
have been of the most balisractory thar-
ucler. The commissioners have fccne
over the disputed claims step by Hep,
leviewing the evidence as in the rase
of a law couiL It Is uiidcrttouil that
the agreement as to the amount of in
demnity claimed has been reported in all
but a few cases, and these are likely to
be settled without the appointment tt Ihe
umplic provided for in the convcn'.ion.
The claim was made in Congress that
all the cases had not been properly in
vestigated at the time President Cleve
land wlsLed to make a settlement, and
that the amounts in some or the cases were
large and included awards to Americans.
who Mere part owners or sealing vcsels
This has been the sourcs of greatest diffi
culty lr determining use award, but in
vestigation lias shown that the indemnity
will, in iuost caa.'h, b: nure than Avas pro
posed in the battlement proceedings.
An inforn ul conrorence of the commis
sioner may be necessary before the re
ports to the two governments are nude,
but it is expected that a satisfactory :id
Justment of all the claims will be le
ported. The anount awarded to 3reat Britain
Will b3 raid within six months, or the time
when the final decision is reported,
whether It is made by the two cunuiis
sionars 01 by an umpire.
FATAL PLSTOL DANDLING.
A Boy of Fourteen Kills a Child
Columbia, S. C , Dec. 20. jack Mcin
tosh, fourteen years old, shot and killed
"Willie Jackson, a little boy under five,
at Cherau today. Mcintosh had an old
pistol, which he was flourishing, and by
standers made him put it back in his
pocket. Later, when there was no one
to interfere, he put a bullet through" his
little companion's head. On the verdict
or a coroner's jury Mcintosh was com
mitted to Jteil.
It is full of suggestions for
Christum gifts. Study it -well
Sotc the prices. Remember
tliein -when yon are pricing
goods. They will prove to
yon how immeasurably eheap
ei we sell than anyone else.
You are freely aacIcoiiiu to
credit -without extra cost.
Mns-Mve Oak Extension Table, fine
ly finished.. ... , $G.G0
Baautirul Desk, in Oakoriiahogauy
Veiy large and handsome Oak
Dining Room Chair, finely finish
Mngulficcnt Combination Des-k and
Book Case $10.50
A vet j handsome large Mahogany
Finished Rocker.. .. $2.75
A vciy pretty Gilt Chair $1.08
Flue Mahogany Frame, Silk
lauak Parlor Chair $5.93
Solid Oak Trams Tapestry Couch.
oulv.. .. t 34.4S
Chiffoniers, in oak or mahogany
rh.IMi, with glass $7.50
Five-drawer Oak Chiffonier.. $?.9S
. Vniv liHndvime Brass Trinnn.'.l
"White Enamel Pcd., ,.,..$5.03
A Funs rsra-s Onyx Top
Laige Parlor HeatingStove.. $5.30
Very Trctty Bras. Parlor
Extremely Fine Quartered Oak
China Clospt, with round glass
Ladies' Handsome Oak or Ma
hogany Dcfk,wlth Jirabs rail. .$5.50
"CASH OR CREDIT.-
Mayer & Pettit,
415-417 Seventh St.
FrnnTi Llfobey & Company,
Sixth street and New York avenue.
FHEIGI1T THAIN$ MAD CAKEKH.
It IUiiit Awny, Jhiscending n Jtonn
tiiin With Fatal ItesultH.
AUoona,l,a.,Dec.20. A runaway freight
ttaln of tni'ty-four cars, loaded with
grain and merchandise, crashed into a
Secoi'd train loaded with dressad beef, jp
poMte the Pennsylvania Railroad station
Sair.tiel Custer, a drover, from BTasjers
town, Ind., in charge of a carload of
cluckeiiH, was killed, and the following
EiiRineer F. S. Burke, of this city, ba.-k
Fireman William Lorull, l,ead cut and
Bert. -lIoit. slightly cut and bruised.
.liuncH. l'runtisji, slightly cut.
3ihn McTa'.l, slightly cut.
The lat three wen tramps.
,XOT A l'KOSFERITY SIGN.
New Hampshire Cotton Mills '
di ce AVorlrmeu'rt "Wages.
Manchester, N. H., Dec. 20.-NotiC2S
have 1 een posted In tile St,irk and Amory
mills 0t this city and at theClima, AVehtti'V
and PeirbrAc Cotton Mills, at Suncook,
annotuiMii; a reduction in the wagci -tt
the operrtlves of afout 1 o per cent, lo
go into effect January 1.
The pilmary icason for the reduction is
Southern con petition. Fifteen hundred
operatives-, with a payroll -i mounting to
about $:'7,000, will he affected by the
announcement at Suncook and a bo it the
same number here. It is understood
that they will accept the cut.
BETTING ODDS OK QUIMCY
Democrats Confident of Electing
Him Maror of Boston.
Republicans, Expressing Hope, But
Without F.igureH to Ba.Mc Up
Boi-louj Dec. 20. President John H. Lee,
or the Democratic city committee, climates,
that about 0,000 otcs, or 84 per cent
of the total uuiuLcr regitcrcd, will be
polled at the municipal election tomorrow.
Or this number he says that Mayor Qulncy
will receive about 4 1,000, leaving 42,000
to be divided between Curtis, p.iiey and
plurality over Curtis will be at least 7,000.
Thu fhrewdest political observers are
giving oicis or 10 to 7 on Quincy's elec
tion, and very little Republican money is
forthcoming, even at then; figures.
The Rcpunlicans have not given up hope,
bo,ee, and figure on the success of
their man by a small tlurality. Ther
pin their laith on the candidacy or Itlley,
Democrat, aud on the fact that at the
State election in September Gov. Vol
cott carried the. city by nearly G, X0
The Democrats, on the other hand" ,ioint
to an increased registration or 7,000,
75 per i-ent Democratic, to the 25, 000
voters who did not go to the polls, -m
election day, but who are coming oat
tomorrow, and of whom they say the
majority is Democratic, to the i ersonal
weakucss of Curtis, and to the large Ue
puhilcan contingent which is supporting
At the Paiker IIoun: a let or $1.00 to
$700 was placid, but the stock exeh inge
was the best place for bets today One
promiuent broker is said to have registered
a bet of $1,000 to $700 in favor of Qulncy,
and another offered $100 to $50 and wa
promptly token up. -
Tilt Republican will surely elect hevrn
of the twelve aldermen, while the Demo
crats will retain control of the. ommon
council. The city will ole "yen" as i.sujl
on the license question.
THE OLIVE PECKKH TRAGEDV.
Trial of John Anderson for ilnrder
iiiK.Uie Mate of the Schooner.
Nor-'olk, Va.. Dec. 20. -In the Federal
court this morning. Judges Goff i.nd
Hughes presiding, an actual beginning
was maie jn the cae of John Ander-o.i,
now ots,,tUal for the murder of .Mate
"William ' W. Saunders, of" the schooner
George Mcintosh, counsel for the accused,
said he expected to prove that Andersen
had been subjected to unheard-of and un-paralltled-cruelty,
and lint he had acted
purely in eelf-defense.
The defense was furnished with the
original papers in the examination of the
Pecker cievr before the United States ton
sul at Pallia. Seeral witnesses gave
testimony similar to that, after .v.'iich
court adjourned until tomorrow.
Turf Congiess Restores Fimllco.
Cincinnati. O., Dec. 20.-At a special
meeting oi tht- American, Turf Congress o
day Piuillco alleged violation of Ihe
winter racing rules was considered The
deeiMon rolnstaicd the track and persons
and horhas that participated in such racing
to all t harfct t and privilegeson the tr icks
of thscongress.on th ground that the racing
was not with intent to break the rulis.
The congrtsi reaffirmed its opposition to
winter raring. The Harlem track at Chi
cago was admitted. The application for
rehrtateiuei-t of ,T. Brannon, nccuseH of
lmplicatl(jo( in; the Tanious Polk Badger
"ringer" case several years ago, -as
refcrridtqacomniltt?e to report Janu.irylO.
Mrs. iNucIi'-, Arraignment.
New Tork, Dec. 20. Mrs. Augusta Naok
will probably be arraigned January a. it
i understood that Mrs. Nack will be
permitted to plead guilty to manslaughter
in the first degree.
Leaf Tu bit ceo From Hnvann,
New York, Dec. 20. Tlie "Ward Line
steamer Sejguranca, which arrived this
morning from Havana, had on board SS2
balesof leaf tobacco. This was the second
shipment -w hich has reached here since Gen.
Do you Rnow thai yon can hffo
The burning-, Kveniiijr nud Sn.ul.i
Times the only COMPLETE news
paper published in Washington
netved lo yon by carrier for fifty
cents a month?
Holiday Hates to Fort 3Joiltoe and
Norfolk and Washington Sroamliont Com
pany will sell tickets to above points
December 22. 23 and 24. gooa to re
turn until January 2, inclusive, at $3.50
for tha round trip. - it
Weather strips, cent and ajhnlf a
foot. The best made; either felt orrubber."
HE KNOWS OF 1.0 F
Ex-Clerk Gideon Makes an Em
WAS A VOLUNTARY WITNESS
Senate Subcommittee on Pacific Rail
roads Finds the Land Office At
tache Ready to Testify "When It.
Assen bles MiHtnlccs, Perhaps,
But No Wrongdoing;, Ho Avert.
The testimony taken by the Senate sub
committee on Pacific Railroads yester
day morulug was only another Illustration
or the ract that there are always two
sides t) ee"-y case.
When Mr- Thomas Rcildlngton appearel
on Saturday it was thought that a pajlng
mine of luformrilou was about to be
opened. Mr. iCeddington started In well.
He promised n.uch valuable information,
but when ho wa3 excused by the commic
teo it -was found that he had related his
views ami ideas and testified as to hla
beliefs instead of giving the body a tingle
Mr. Reddlnglon rattled ofr many
innuendoes and intimations of fraud, in
Avhich ha coupled the, uamss or certain tx
orriciuls ami finally t wound 'ip by telling
the committee tilatiMt would turn over is
whole business lo 'htm fie would guarantee
to unearth fraTldk that 'would save vast
sums of monj". sena s vral men to the pen
itentiary and bring into tho Treasury or
this United Stites several hundred thou
sand dollars, all of which ha would do, lie
said, for a consideration.
The chief agent in this avalanche or
fraud which has bwept over tha land
orrice. as a clerk 'of the name of F. M.
Gideon, whose whereabouts, Mr. RediUng
ton said, was a mystery, but who could be
located If he was given the proper authori
ty to hunt for him.
Mr. Uoddlngton, In reply to an Inquiry by
Senator Foraker, chairman of the sub
committee, frankly admitted that money
would be required, but Mr. Reddlngtoalft
the committee room without having been
engaged and with the committee In the
dark as to the whereabouts of the mst
terlous Mr. Gideon. .
That mystery wasolVed when the com
mittee met yesterday morning. When the
inenibprs arrived at li o'clock they found
a Mr. Gideon a waiting t,Jittn, and that, too,
without even the formality of a sum
mons. Mr. Gideon had heard of the state
ments of Mi. Ueddingtou and wis there
to rerun them. He was not a mythical
personage, nor was his whereabouts sur
rounded hi mystery. It turned out that l.e
lived right here in Washington, and that
within a eiy few hours after Mr. Ited
dington had tii-tiried, lie knew what 1 e
had -airl and I ad made up his mind to seek
vindication. Thus was one witness se
cured by the committee without a particle
of crrcrt and without the expenditure
of a cent of the Government funds and the
straining of an undue amount of effort
on the parr of the telegraph companies.
The committee had made up if coU"l-e
mind to a.v Mr. Gideon If it hud to irisiic
a genera! satoh warrant.
Mr. Gideon was told. hat Mr. Hedding
ton had testified to. .anil the witness en
tered a denial, both general and specific.
He said that he came t6 "Washington and
entered the Govermnety" service, in .h?
General Laud Ofricei in 1383, where, after
a short service, he 'was put to wont lo
organize a diision at, the head of which
he remained until I'SbS.1 when the woik
was practically completed, and he was
made a clerk. A few dajs after ihe
Presidential election or 1S92, he said that
he tendered his resignation, Tor the raon
that he "saw the handwriting on the xv.nl
and supposed that clerks' or oprosite nol
itics would have to go-'' After his ie
tirement troiii the Government service Mr.
Gideon said that he became connected with
the Southern Pacific road, and represented
them before the Lahil, Office. In this ca
pacity he frcned about '(wo years, Neither
while in the Government service nor since
had he ever seen Mr. Reddlngton, and
he would not, he said, know him if he
were to meet him.
In answf-r to specif i2 rmefitions by Chair
man Foraker aud otherh Mr. Gideon said
that he had never taken any books away
rrom the department1, hud never falMticd
any rccordi-;had neverraceived any amount
of money from any person, and had never
made any confession that he had, as was
Intimated In the testimony of Mr. Reddlng
ton, There was, he said, no truth in the
statcmtt.t, nor any foundation for It The
charge had been especially made in con
nection with the patent of lands to the
California and Oregon road, and this was
U section of the country which the witness
said hud never come under his direction.
Ills territory was the State of Wisconsin
principally, although at one time he had
soma work lu connection with the land
grants In the, Statu of, "Washington. In all
his work hi the departpient Mr. Gideon
said he had nothing to do with the issue
of the patents; that was" done by another
division of the office.
Coming b.ick to the question of fraud,
Mr. Chimin fci.Id that he had never, 'vhile
he was In the service of the Governm-jnt,
seen anj thing that looked like cno'iwd
work. He had at one time been approached
on an unimportant matter and a sugges
tion made lo him which was not acted
upon. It had nothing to do wlth'the mat
ters under Investigation, and the wit
ness said that he would rather not viy
nnythinj. about it. The committee did not
press him for an explanation) as it was
not essential. t
In the course of his examination, Mr.
Gideon showed how impossible it ias for
the reoords to be falsified as has been
testified by Mr. "Re'ddington. He said
that if there was fraud it must beln in
the office of the local register of the 'and
office. The lists were sent from the Io"ul
offlres to the General LanU Office, where
they were examined for conf licting claims
Then they were examinedjby the mineral
and swamp divisions to see if the lands
were exempt under the laws applicable q
that character of land. To do this re
quired the work, of nut less than a doen
men. A rpport from eah was required,
and after all their reports had been made:
and the jiiatter was iiassea'tipon by the
Commissioner the case ,went to ..he Secre
tary for his approval. "Unless there was a
system that included all of those officials,
Mr. Gideon said it wouldbe-lmiiossibTc for
fraud to exist. The withesa said tbat het
wouhl give the shrewdest attorney In' cue
city a year's time and -would then-defy
Picture molding", either pine or
poplar. One cent per foot.
him to secure a patent for a single tra-jt
of land tc which his company was not en
titled. There could be no fraud, he contended,
unless the whole thing was rottsn and that
had not beer intimated by anybody. It
was as dlfricultato secure a rraudulent
land phtcnt os'it wa to secule money
from the Duieauof Kngiuvlng and Print
ing. MlEtakfttfiulght oocur as the result
of misinterpretation or the laws gover.ilng
the Issue of the 'patents, but fraud could
not creep In iu.iuiiy other manner.
Mr. Oldeoii aid that he knew of some
wrongful issue of patents, but none were
secured corruptly. These wrongful Issues
One case in point used to Illurtrate this
class was flat of the patent of lands
at the Vaucoiiveitstermlnus or the Northern
Pacific load. It iclated to the proper
survey or a oMtiglc, and wus contested
before the department. The wltnes"
at the time lcprosented the settlers who
were contesting , tho railroad company,
and after two adverso decisions, he said
that he finally seemed one in favor of
the Battlers, hot while It Wfis pending
on appeal, the patent was issued to the
railroad company He did not charge
fiaud there, but ipsite'l th:it there had
been a mistake 'of some character.
The land inoUcd aggregated between
.'10.000 and -10,000 acres. The department
had since recommended suit to recover the
Mr. Alexander Britton, a well-known at
torney of this city, was also called. He
knew of no frauds:, and related the modus
operandi of securing patents. In this he
corroborated the statements of Mr. Gideon
and said It would be almost impossible
to ft'curo patents through fraud.
Reply of Canada'? Representative to
the Aiuericau Envoy.
The Conference Host Precede Sus
pension of Pehigie Seal
ing, He Says.
Ottawa Dec! 20-The Hon. John W.
Foster'n puhllcatimi of the correspondence
between himself and the Right Hon. Sir
"Wilfrid Laurler, created great surprise
Sir "Wlifrid Lauricc declined to gi.'e out
the coirespuiicencf. lit, Foster has giv.-n
yut Sir "Wilfrid letter and his own reply,
but ho has chosen to retrain from giving
out the memorandum tinted November lj,
to which the Canadian letter of November
24 is a reply.
The effect of this memorandum was:
' "First, tnat the goveniiuentB or Grat
Hrituhl Mid the United States agree to
a modus vlv,ndl providing for a complete
Misper.sion of thokl'liiig or-soabrin all the
waters tr lhfePaciris Ocean and thu
Dahnng Sea for one year from December,
1897, and roi the suspension of, all killing
of K2als on the Prybilot Islands ror the
.ajiie period. -y I
' "Seco-jdj that the British nmbassartonand'
one or moie rep:oentaUvt".of. the Cana
dian government; and such representative or
representatives nsmay be designated by
the President orall take up for considera
tion with a view to settlement by meaiib
or treaty stipulations the rur ceal ques
tion, the protection of rish In the waters
of rivers and lakes contiguous to the
United States aud Canada, the subject
of reciprocal emigration, commercial reci
procity or any other unsettled question be
tween the United States and Canada "
Canada's reply was that the sealing con
rerpiice must precede the suspension of
pelagic sealing, which would disturb Una
Industry not for one year, but three.
An Insurance Company Refuses to
Allow san Investigation.
Will Withdraw From tho State
Rather Thnn Permit Its Books
to "Undergo Examination.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 20. President Bat
tcrsoti, of the Travelers' Insurance Com
pany, of Hartford, Conu.y. lather than
submit to an exairfination of the company's
books by State Superintendent McNali,
today announced that on December 31
his company 'would withdraw from the
The company sought protection in the
Federal courts and was beuten. A week
ago McNull listed the company's real
estate In Kansas, ind wns ready to start
men out to appraise it. This caused
President Batterson to give up the right.
Gov. Leedy, Mr. McNali, and the State
officers sav this is a uieatvlctory over
a corpoiatlon that sought to disregard
the laws ot Knns'as.
COMMISSIONER EVAN'S . SILENT.
Will Not DiHCOsS the Sail's .Exposure
of Pension Frauds.
Commisslonei or Pensions H. Clay Evans
was asked last; night what he thought of
the story published iit The Times, and also
In the New York Sun, charging Rlpantic
pension frauds, exposed by the Sun.
"Haven't read It," responded the Com
missioner. "That is," continued he, "I
read tho headlines and glanced at the
first paragraph. ,Oh, they're wild;' they're
way off on that story. I'm going to 'end
it through when I go up to my room.''
Republican Policy Causes Suicide.
New York, Pec. 20. William Hanson, an
eccentric old .mart, committed suicide in
his room, on Vanderbllt avenue, Brooklyn,
last night. He left a letter to his land
lady, explaining tliat he was tired or
being an object of charity. He also de
clared t bar .the financial policy ot the
Republican part-, has been so infamous
and unjust thatJlie ceased to support It.
The Apiiomnttox Disabled.
Newport News Va-, Dec. 20. A pri-i.'e
telegram retlvetWhere says fliat ihe
Chesapeake aniK Ohio steamship Appo
mattox wns. reported 300 miles ivest of
Pastnet with njiirokeu shaft. TJie-Thr-hess
steamship Virginian Is lying along
side the disabledVsjteamshlp, and it Is be
lieved thut an attempt is being madeio
repair the damage -
IVY BUSINESSiCOLLEGE-Sth anflK.
None better; $25fa;yoar: day or night.
North Carolina aflooring $1.50 per
100 feet. All one width and one length.
610 FIDE IN BALTIMORE
Crook, Horner & Co.'s Ware
house Entirely Destroyed.
FLAMES RAGED FOR HOURS
Tho MHt Prominent UusiuesK Part
ofIl'JCi3- S,ivel Only by the
FireniVu'SiDfpI artwork General
Alarin&Soiiiided Siek People mid
Paltimore, Dec. 2 0 For two hours this
aTternoon a terious conflagration threat
ened the business center of this city.
Shortly berore G o'clock fire started in
the Six-story building or Crook, Horner &
Co., at Reward and Saratoga streets. The
flame raged fiercely, endangering life
and pnipertyon all side. Only the prompt
action of the fire department prevented
a greater loss than SI 00,000.
Crook, Horner & Co. are the most exten
sive manufacturers in Paltimore. Their
big building contained more than 300
tons of weighty appliances. Directly In
thu rear oT their structure were several
tenement houses", the aiiartrnents of which
were occupied by eight families, of whom
several memheis were bedridden. The
Haines, however, were conrined to the
warehousei which wait entirely destroyed.
A geneial alarm brought out every Tire
company, but It was not until 9 o'clock
this evening that the flames were under
control. "While the fire was raging at
its height sick, people and cripples were
removed to places of safety.
TR1EI TO SnOOT IIIS ACCUSERS.
Thrilling Incident at the Stein-O'XoIl
Trial at Atlanta.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 20 Excitement is
intense here tonight over unexpected de
velopments in the Stelii-O'Noll trouble,
which means one, and possibly two duels.
The trial of Stein and O'Neil took pla e
this afternoon, the charge being a breach
of the peace.
O'Nel! was lined heavily, while Stein
was dii charged.
O'Nell's Couns-cl denounced Stein as a
liar, ex-convict and murderer. Stein re
sponded in like fashion, and only th fact
that he wah hemmed in on all sld-is by
officers prevented his shooting his accuses.
Fearful 'of trouble the officials de
tained Stelu for some time after the op
posing paity had gone.
Preliminary airangensents are now pro
gressing toward a duel, and there is no
reanm to- doubt that one will not take
place v llhln the next few hours.
CROWD HOOTED M. ZOLA.
Hostile Exclamations at the Funer.il
Paris, Dec. 20. The funeral of M. Al
plionse Daudel. the distinguished novelist
and dramatic authoi, who died suddenly
on Thursday evening last took place to
day and was very Impressive.
Nearly everybody who Is noted In litera
ture and art attended.
M. Hanotaux, minister of foreign. af
fairs, and M. Rambaud, minister of public
Instruction and worship, reprpsented the
President Faure sent a secretary as his
personal representative. A company or
lnfantiy rendered milltiry honors.
From the church the cortege proceeded
to the Cemetery of Pere la Chaise, where
M. Zola delivered the principal oration.
The ciowd hooted M. Zola on accounts
of hlsattlLudelu the Dreyfus case.
ENORMOUS CRACKER COMBINE.
Objects- of a Dig Bakery Deal An
nounced by a Member.
New York, Dec. 20. S. S. Marvin, presi
dent of the United State Bakery Com
pany, ot rmsburg, says the combination
ot the three great cracker companies Just
crrectedfn thlclty will probably have its
headquarters here. The concern is capital
ized at $55,000,000, and the companies
composing it are the New York Biscuit
Company, the American Baking Company
and the United Staler Bakery Company.
The object of the new company is to
invade foreign markets. The concern Is
to be co-operative, the employes to be
allowed to invest their surplus earnings
Every Pnsupnger Injured nnd the
Philadelphia, Dec. 20. This afternoon a
trolley accident occurred on the Wissa
hickou Electric Passenger Railway, which
may result in tho loss or two lives. Every
passenger was hurt, some seriously, and
the car was burned. The dangerously
injured arc: Justice Laymond, conductor,
left leg and" right arm crush-Hi; Hira;n
Van Fa.sen, motortnaii, lacerated wounds
of the head.
The car got beyond control in descend
ing a giade-and, bounding from the track,
dashed into a lamp-post.
Three Skaters Drowned.
Tonawanda, N. Y., Dec. 20. lVhlJe four
joutig people were skatlnir on Ihe Ellicott
pcreck, between this village and Transit, to
night, Jhc Ice broke and all were plunged
Into the water. Three were drowned. The
dead are: William Newman, uged nineteen
years; Itcse Newman, aged six'een years,
and Michael Cbleuinn, aged twenty years
The fourth member of the party, Miss Lb: :ie
Coleman, wab rescued.
Pingree Clirtrges Bribery.
Detroit, Mich., Dec. 20.-Gov. Pinyne,
through Col nil Sutton, of his stafr, today
chargad in public print thata local politician
and contractor named Otto E. Guellch.or
rered him a bribe of valuable asphalt de
posits in Venezuela. The consideration was
un appointment of commissioner of the
board or public works, wheii Pingree "was
mayor of Detroit.
Aid foi Holy Lund Pilgrims.
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 20. The American
congregation of the Pride of Jerusalem
was incbrpoiatcd today to aid lndig-mt
Jews residen. In Jerusalem and Palestine
by means ot money collections among
Jews In the United States. TheTnovemnt
is to encourage the so-called Zionist move?,
ment and suppoit pilgrimages rrom this
country to Jerusalem and Palestine.
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TO CIRCUMVENT UNCLE SAM.
CunadiniiH Find ii Way to Prevent
Toronto. Ontario.Dec. 20. TheCanadians
liave found a way to prevent, In future,
the exportation of pine logs from Ontario
to the United States without bringing about
the retaliation decided upon by CoDgrcss
some time ago. to the effect that when an
export duty -k a8 placed by Canada on logs,
an excess duty would be placed on ma nil
facturedl umber coming from Canada equal
to the duty so placed on logs.
The minister of crown lands In the On
tario legislature today presented a bill an
nouncing that the government's policy in
the matter Is that all licenses to cut
pine logs in Ontario, issued April 30 next,
sliall contain a provision enforcing th
manufactjro or the' pipe logs, into boards.
I'OI'B J EXCELLENT HEALTH.
So Says DKhop Einard, of Qtiebe.
Recently From the Vatican.
New York, Vcc. 2Q- Bishop Emanl, of
Valley Field, province of Quebec, v.-'jo
arrived hre on La Normaudle from
Havre today, described his visit to Pope
L). "The iiope is In excellent health,'
lie said, "I had an audience or an hour
and ten minutes with him, and his vivi.'ity
was as jjreat as ever. He asked fni-stlo.is
Incessantly- Hlg holiness seems to know
everybodj everywhere and follows the
events of the world with avidity.''
If the pope discussed with Bishop Emard
the -Manitoba ecIio&I rnie-tlon and oth t
questions arreting the state and church
in Canada, the bishop was careful not to
reveal the fact.
BUSINESS MEN PROTEST
Merchants of Savannah Do
Want Colored Officials.
Declare Nc One Has the Moral Right
to Impose Objectionable Per
sons Upon the Community.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 20. A meeting of
the most Influential business men of the
city was hcldtodayat the Savannah Cotton
Exchange. The members of this organiza
tion and of the board of tnida met to offer
a formal protest against the appointment
of a negro postmaster or collector ot the
port here. Length resolutions were adopt
ed, in which this language, aimed at the
candidacy of J. R. Deveaux, for the col
"The war ended thirty-two years ago.
If there Is any sincerity in the frequent
protestations that we are now considered
an integral pan of this country, and not
as a subjugated province to be ruled at
the caprjef ot the conqueror, In disregard
of our wistes and sentiments and preju
dices then the President and Senate have
no moral right, whatever their Arbitrary
power may be, to impose upon this com
munity officers to-whom it-has a settled
and abiding objection."
A resolution was also adopted, calling
upon the mayor and aldermen to make an
official protest against the appointment
ITALIAN DEPUTIES MEET.
First Gnthoring Since the New
Ministry "Wns Formed.
Rome, Dec. 20. The Chamber of Depu
ties met today for the first time since the
new mlniFtry was formed.
A resolution that was tantamount to
a declaration of want of confidence in the
new government was submitted bySignor
Colombo, and it was rejected by the
narrow ma l gin of sixteen.
There Is much excitement In poiithal
circles owing to the narrow escape ot Ihe
government from defeat.
It Is the Impression in parliamentary
circles that Prime .Minister Rudini -vlll
PANDO ENGAGES GARCIA.
Official Report of n Battle at Cinto
Havana, Dec 20. A hard battle has
been fcughtnt the Cauto River. It hasben
expected for vcral days, as the re-ult
ot Gen. Pando'ti campaign against Gen.
Garcia Only the orfteinl report jf he battle
given out b j the staff of th captain-general
is known here tonight.
It Eav that Gpr. Pando won the en
trance to the river after a fight, in which
the Spanish losses were 119-21 scl Iters
and 2 a ptains being killed and 92 sol
diers. 1 surgeon, 1 captain and 2 lieuten
ants severely wounded. The insurgent
losses, says the official report, were aNo
Ihe Spanish gunboats Luisa, Centincla,
and Diegc Velazquez took a prominent
part In the battle, and saved scitnl
smaller vessels, which capsized after
the explosion of torpedoes by the insur
gents. These gunboats captured three
large Cuban torpedoes.
Gen. Pando reports the capture of arns
ana ammunition from the insurgents.
The war in the East is assuming very
ACTOR RATCLIFFE TESTIFIES.
Flatly Denies the Truth of His
New Yolk, Dec. 0. Edward J. R-it-clirfe,
the actor, charged with wire beat
ing, was subjected to a vigoions cross
examination today by the prosecuting
attorney Ratcllfre maintained tint all
the accusations by hi.-: wife were untrue
He flatly denied that he had ever struck
his wife, and declared the charges were
belntj pushed by Mi. De Lacey, who never
Yellow Fever Expert Assaulted.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 20 Or. George II
Stone was ussaulted by Grantham I. Tag
gart, on Bull street, the most prominent
thoroughfare or this city, this afternoon.
Dr. Stone if the famous Georgia yellow
fever expert, and returned only a short
time ago from the Infected district.
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Shot by Order of Aranguercn
for Offering Autonomy.
STORY OF THEIR INTERVIEW
The Spanish General Faced tho fn
suigent Riflemen and Died With
out Flinching Statement of the
Press Censor Documents Funnil
on tho Body Taken to Huvuna.
Havana, via Key West, Dec. 20. The
New York Sun correspondent has Just re
turned from Campo Florido, Havana prov
ince, having spent Saturday and Sunday
four miles from there lu the camp of Col.
Nestor Arangueren. CouNVstorArangueren
was not stnt by Gen. Alejandro Rodriguez,
as reported. He ordered hla meu to snooO
Joaquin Ruiz on Tuesday hist, and de
clares that be did so only to comply w'th
the proclamation issued on November 20,
and .signed by all the leadrs or the Cuban
army, in the province of Havana, Includ
ing Arangiieren himself.
"When Col. Ruiz approached him two miles
from rampoFIorldoon Tuesday afternoou,
Arangueren said to him:
"It is a sad duty tor me to shoot you , bub
you are a military ma n , and you inuxt know
what military duty is."
Arangueren regretted the necessity of
shootlug RuU, and was much Impressed by
the recollection of the tragic scene. Rubs
was shot, but the two men who accompanied
him a guides were hanged. It is certain
that Ruiz had told Captain-General Blanco
that he could convince Arangueren of the
advantage ot surrendering and accepting
"1 know his good heart," said Ruiz to
Blanco, "and I can Induce him toabandoa
his folly and come back to Havana with,
me. I will bring him tu your palace."
Ruiz wrote to Arangueren, asking him
to meet him en December 9, two miles Trom
Campo Florido. Arangueren sent this
letter to Gen. Alejandro Rodriguez, com
mander or the insure -ats in Havana prov
ince, and awaited orders. On December
0, Gen. Alejandro Rodriguez had not re
plied, and Arangueren did not go to tho
appointed place to meet Ruiz. The lat
ter returned to Campo Floridoln the even
ing, vioK- another letter to Arangueren
and avalted an answer until Sunday,
On Saturday Arangueren received the
tollowing message rrom A lejando Rodriguez:
"Do as you please, but if he offors
autonomy, do your duty.""
Arangueren sent a copy of this order to
Ruiz, with tiTeEcSwordsr: "If y0n desire
to talk" about the independence of Cuba,
or as a friend, I will see you tomorrow.
If not. for God's sake do not come."
As soon as he received this letter, ja.
Monday. December 13, Ruiz breakfasted
at the stAtion restaurant in Campo Flor: lo
and started to meet Arangueren. III? guide?
lost thetr way, and found the appointed
place only the next day at dawn. Aran
gueren was there with fourteen men. The
two men shook hands in a friendly manner.
"Nestor. I come here for you. Ret'irn,
with m to Havana and let us embr.it e
one arcther as a treaty of ppace."
Araugueren grew pale inii Ruiz con
tinued: "What more do you want than autoi.
At these words a Cuban advanced from
Arangueren's lines and said firmly:
'"Colonel. I remind you of youroruen."
It was Capt- Acosta. Aranguereu'rt sec
ond. Then Arangueren rppeated the words
quoted above to Ruiz, and Ruiz was exe-cuted-
Acosta himself said that Ruiz dijl
bravely- He refused to be tied, nndfacid
the rifles or the four insurgents who
killed him without flinching.
Today the press censor gives out tho
following statement in Havana:
"Officially, the death of Col. Ruiz Is
not confirmed It is known, however,
that the secretary of the American con
sulate has brought back from Campo
Florido clothing, which, the secretary say,
belonged to Ruiz. He furthermore says
that on the outskirts of Campo Florido She
persons he met assured him that Ruiz
had been shot by the insurgents."
Juan Manuel Chacon, who went to Campo
Florido with Gen. Lee's secretary, also
brought some documents found oa Ruiz's
The situation or the Cuban army m
Havana province, as seen by your cor
respondent, is ery dlftlcult In respect or
the food supply. The troops arc compelled
to make Ioug marches to rind anything to
eat. The country has leen iuid waste by
Gen. "Wejler to an incredible extent. Many
patriots have died from humrer, and of tho
expedition landed in this province about
two months ago under Gen. Rafael De
Cardenav. only five survive. Including t j
REPORTS TO THE JUNTA.
"o Advices to Justify the Story of
Ar.iiiguereu Being Shot.
New York. Dec. 20. Delegate Estrada
Palina, or the Junta, discredited today-the
report that Col. Arangueren ha-1 been sho5
for accepting autonomy. Gabriel de
Cardenai', Marquis of Campo Florido, who
arrived in this city two weeks ago, from
Col. Arar.jrueren's army, said.
"The last words I heard from Arangueren
" If my own father sihould come to me
to invite me to betray our cause, I .vjuld
carry out the Is w on him. "
Ex-Congressninn Daniels Dead.
' Eurralo- Dec. 20.-Ex-Congressman
Charles DanMs died at C o'clock this even
ing it his office, where he was stricken
with apoplexy rour hours nefore- He was
unconscious for thre hours before he died.
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