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Washington; w.ednsday, dcem:b.ee 22, 1897 eight pagjrs.
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: OHIIOUS TBHEII5 OF WHB
Eastern Situation Grows More
and More Alarming
TOWERS WATCH EACH OTHER
JnpuiiJMny Tnlio Initiative, Druwlnz
Eng,Ji"iid, Germany, France ami
Russia Into the CotilUet Is Not
Ueiitvod America Could Stand
Idle The Port Arthur Incident.
London, Dec. 21 Experienced diplj-niat-s-
are of opinion that Kuropcau powers
-anti Jui an are on the verge of a great
war, the theater vt which will be in the
.Orient. In Hie scramble Tor pieces of
Cbit.ii sLrjre will JiHjvitably.aproar. Al
ready the relations between many or tie
-western nations, arc etrahied.
1 Russia anil Germany have occupied the
, toeste,two.or the Chinese rorts from a
strategic standpoint, and France and Krg
land, it it iaid, w ill never allow the iX!
cupation to go unchallenged. Jap in. lias
, ordered Tier var&lilps. to Chinese wi'i'ibi
and the least spurt would probiblv m-
' -olvc thcvhole or i:iroi: and Chin i and
. Japati in a first-class broil.
The fiiitirh Bast Asiatic squadron 1ns
x been ordered to Qudpcrt Island, which is
at the entrance to tlie Yellow Sea and
about. sixteen miles from Korea, and whicn
is used1afc a icnal iribtttution. Great
, Britain's, action depends entirely upon
future developments. At present, it lb
Laid.'her'inteHtlon is to support Japan n
demanding that China Le leit intact, ioit
she may not be able to refrain froai tak-
log a ha lidJn-the grab herself.
Japan, HuMicu with pride on having tuc-
cssfuUy- prosecuted a recent war, -will
, probably take the Juitiative it it come
to hostilities," The Emperor has been .uni
fied by I.ussia ot a temporary occupation of
Tort Artnunwhicitsth.' best strategic point
in tho Eastern Asiatic waters This is re
garded as a hint lhat the occupation will
be a permanent one, and Japan will not
allow that under any consideration. Jipm
ee officials say lhat if China Leloigs to
auyltodj it belongs- to Japan by right or
conquest until the indemnity de.tia.ided
after tin recent war hah been paid, and
that Japan will fijrlic to ttic death for
The intense hatred which eists between
Jtussla ni.d Germany is taken as a guar
antee that they cannot long agree to bold
China in common. France is watching llnz
laud, and will order her war ships to Chi
nese Waters to take part in the operations.
In cas; of a disagreement between Rus
sia and Germany England will back Japan
iti'deinundiiig tliat China be loft intact, but
if the Czar and the Kaiser should come to
terms, It is said England will take a Mice
or Chinr for hcrselt and tliat France -.vill
. take what is left.
"Tlie object of Europe in seizing China is,
to curb the fast growing puwer or the
Orientals who -were competing -with Euro
pean niaimlacturersand reducing the Euro
pean wage scae. It is also regarded as a
more U halt-the power of Japan and con
trol the movements of tiie whole or Asia.
1 But if Japan decides to contest the occu
pancy of China, war cannot be avoided,
and once more thapaccor Europe will be
come involved. Tiie strife will be carried
on throughout Europe and Asia, and many
who have sttdied the situation say tint
Japan "Willi England's help would get con
siderable the b?st or the .-leal at, infinitely
the 'least cost.
Japai is second only to England In naval
activity it. tin racific She is ahead of
Trance, 'much ahead of Germany, and
vastly ir the lead of Kussia Her ship
are ail the b?t and highest types of aaval
architecture, and many huge f ightin,r .(ia
chhios the peers of anything afloat arc
under construction for her. Or these th jre
arc tluee 14.S0O ton bauleslups .vicli
Since we announced the
jjrent nt In our Clotliinir
liriccs our Mock Is rupidly
jioimxout. Of coniH, Micli
hnli-sized prices, bri nj;
ciiiiclc sales. AVe loe by
it, but we would rather
loc tl.un be left with out-
if-Jl3-le frods on hand.
Credit goes with these
prices, too, if you wlh.
aiats In blue
and black, vel
vet collar, lat
est out. Regu
lar price. Si 4.
in Fancy Mix
lar price, $10.
, Ladies' Hand
oti6 'Ololh Capes
rur trimmed. Si.48
Beal Tlusli Capes,
full sweep: trimmed
with fur Regu
lar price, S8.
"ow ,. . ?3 9h
Oloth Suits, excel
lently made and
Eadies' Fine As
med. Kegular price.
510 Xow ?C.D0
Mayer & Pettit,
415-417 Seventh Sfc.
Frank Libboy & Company,
Sixth street and Mew Xork avenue.
' cX j
are well advanced in England, one baile
Miip of 10.000 Wins also w-!ll advini'd,
four rirst-cli-ss armored cruisers of St.010
tons, nearly completed, and two 5,000 ton
cruisers Lelng built. In tlie United States.
Scores of torpedo boat catchers and tor
P"dc l.ofts aie also lielng built.
Japan's navy, which lb now in jp?ri
tion, is up to date and in fine trim, and
her officeis have rhe adv.tntagii.of lesions
learned in the lat great naval struggle
that In which the whipped China.
Roth Kussia and Germany are kppiiig
abreast of Hie times in building up
naviet, but both countries combined are
not making the!.' floating fortresses as
strong a is Japan.
If hoMililie.K ',t're to break out nov
in Clunetc waters, Japan could drive both
tlie Russif.n and Gorman fleets from tlien,
but how the hoMilities would end when
Russia and Germany got their full navies
at work, thn Uory might be different.
Hut with England for a liacker Japan
would be the paramount power.
Tiie biitisli occupation of Qurlpert Island
at the entrance to the Yellow ScaIs re
garded as a ii.mY( of motv strategic im
portance than a potitioii In "China would
be. It ifc.a commanding position, :;jd
in the cient pr a war would prove of
considerable advantage. It is foity-fivc
miles ling and tvrelva miles broad.
Japan f;iiltqcupps Wei-Hal' Wei and vil!
continue tj do, so until the war iiidenr.ity
due to her 'is paid. The English fleet has
free access totlie iort.
Gerninn war HUps are.tnclioredoff Klao
Chou and tile Dlue jock'otK are ashore hold
ing the town.
The report'tnat Great Britain 1ns bcn
requested to asrimu a protectorate over
Uie V'ai.g-Tse Valley and the West Riv-:r
It is not Improbable that the United
States will take a hand In the disposition
ot China- American Interests there are
almost as imiortant u those of EngU id,
which are gt eater than all the rest of 'he
European powers combined.
Admiral Yon Diedrich, the commander
or the German squadron at Kiao Chod
Fay, has given orders excluding newspaper
men from the warships and preventing fll
foreigners, een German residents, from
boardlug the vessels'.
PACIFIC COAST AGITATED.
Merchants Expcctini: War Between
the Mikftdo and the Czar.
San riancis-eo, Dec. 21. Local merchants
are constdniby agitated by the warlike
demonctiatlons in tlie Orient. The in
telligence thar a Russian fleet has oc
cupied Pott Arthui, following clcsely on
the report that Ruhsia has obtained a firm
grip on Korea, leads to the belief that
active hostilities between tlie Mikado ana
the Czar cannot long be "deterred.
Agents riotn the Russiun Empire r.ave
recently made extensive purchases of army
supplies In tlie United States for the gar
rison at Viadlvostock, and a few -lays
ago cable messages rrom Viadlvostock were
received in this city 'inviting several
firms to bid on an immense quantity of
HI7SSIA ADVISKD JAPAN.
The Jlikndo IVos Notified Port
Arthur Would He Occupied.
Shanghai, Dec. 21. It is stated here
tint Russia notiried Japan of her inten
tion previous to occupying Port Arthur.
Russia has six large and eight inferior
warships, with a complement of 0,000
men, in the Chinese sets.
Numerous rumors are current here re
garding tho Intentions of Gloat Britain.
One report asserts that she will occupy
Talicnwan. with a view ot commanding
the enfance to the Gulf or Fecluln while
others say that( she will take possession
ofChcfoc. Cluisan or the Island of Quelpert.
It is also reported tliat Russia has of
fered to ClMa a loan to enable her to
discharge the indemnity due to Japan.
WAHSlIirS SAIL FOR CHINA.
Departure of't 'British Fleet to
London, D3C.2I.A dispatch from. ''Iiang
liai lo a news agency here states t hat a
British fleet has started north, ror the
purpose, it is believed, or supporting Sir
C. M. Macdonaui, the British minister, in
his declared intention to demand fiom
China a concession to balanc those rpinteil
t Germany and Russia. It is bplie."d in
Shanghai that Japan isjco-opratiu,r with
DECLINE TO FIGHT STEIN
O'Xeil and Johnson Recall His Con
victioii of Honucidc.
"They Therefore, Peqline a Duel, Bat
All Arc A.t;tiHid, -anti BitioiKh-d
Atlaita, Ga., Dec. 21, On the ground
that Ed'tc.r Orth, Steinkwns once comicted
of homicide ii. Kaittas City, both Solicitor
Gcnercl CNeil-aud Attorney Johnson iac
withdrawn their representatives and all
arrangcrr.entf, for a duel arc off. O'Netl
and Jchnson now say that they are going
about armed and that if Stein again
mentions tlicii-'iiames in his paper they
will Shcot. r
Tonigbl Stein 'fWt:ed a statement i eiter
atingallhisoldcHaresandopenlyaserting that cither he or his cnctmcb vill haMs to
leate to"Mi or tlie. An encounter for the
present is next' to'impossible, Jor all the
Charlies concerned in tic iolentcontrovjr sy
aie being guarded by a squad of rolice.
Rcpie.icntaiio Oliver, the rriiicipal wit
uccs to the riist assault, will recover
Tiom the overdose of morphine which le
t;ok on Saturdaij.
A VALIANT SOT.DIBIt KIIX13D.
Participant in Indian Wars Crushed
bj- a rienvy Truck.
WlUdl's Point. L- L, Dec. 2l-.-Joph
Liknm, foity-slx. years old, a private
soldier in the United Suites Engineer Bat
talion, stationed here, was crushed to
deatr ut tier the wheels' of a heavy truck
today. Likaia had entered the service
wlipn a mpre boy, and engaged in several
Indian campaigns In the 'West. He had
served continuously for twenty-eight years
and woulOsoon have bren retired with pay.
North Carolina ceiling' $1.25 per
100 ft. KUn-dried cltar, bright, beaded.
KURTZ GATHERS RECRUITS
Lining Up a Force 'Hostile to
NAMES OF RECALCITRANTS
ltelentlrss AVar Being: Wafjetl Agtiiisjt
President ileKinl'-y's Cainpaign
Mummer, and His Ohancew of li
luir Hot u rued to the Senate Be
come Less Certain Every Day.
Republics ns claim that they haye brought
about the change ot eight votes in M12
Republican majority ot fifteen on joint
ballot w lilch is necessary to defeat Ha.m.i.
The iron are pledged and the piogram is
Mr. Kurt?, as leader of the opposiii..ii
to Mr. Hanna, inMsts that he will be
able to dcliei twelve votes to defeats
him. There arc otliers also to be counted"'
upon. A round half-dozen men. who have
never made any concealment of their an
tagmiism to Mr. Raima are not included
in the list.
It is announced that Senator Hanna
will lie here next Monday to take per
sonal chargf or his campaign. The .inci
Hanna Republicans will hold a caucus
In the Gieat Southern Hotel Saturday aft
ernoon, at the tame time that the -jllier
Republicans hold their caucus for tlie pur
pose or indorsing Mr. Raima's candidacy.
Senator Burke and Representative Brum
ley will lead the opposition vote. Their
names come well up on the alphabetical
list, and they cannot avoid their duty
wlien thr time comes to cast their ballots.
Senator Voight and Representatives Otis,
MiiMin, and Lane, of Cincinnati, raise the
number to six. John P. Jones, of Stark
county, is certain to vote against Hanna.
ot Delaware, and Griffith, ot Union, may
be counted on by the opposition.
Bossard and Manuel, tiie two repre
sentatives from Montgomery county, and
Oscar Fhcphard, of tlie Third senatorial
district, are all henchmen or Dr. Lowes
or Dayton, who is against Hanna. llcreare
thirteen men who may be counted on
with comparative certainty. Mr. Griff.th,
of Union county, is tlie one man who is
not absolutely certain, But the indica
tions are that when the time comes his
Vote will be cast against Mr. Haunt.
Thlb list does not exhaust the possibilities
by any means. Messrs Asliford, of Co
lumbiai a; Snyder, of Greene; Allen, of
Athens; V. It Stewart, of Mahoning; B.
F. Sv.iugle, or Mus'.tingumt McCormick, of
Scioto, and half a dozen others have been
referred to many times as being against
President McKJuley's campaign, manager.
II ANNA LEAVES POII HOME.
After the Holidays Ho Will Camp
Temporarily at Columhns.
Senator Ilannalertlnstniglltfor Ohio. Be
fore taking his departure he said that he
should spend the holidays at home, and
would then proceed to Columbus, .where
he would camp -wJth the hoys until the
question or the election ot Ills successor
would bedispusedof. TheSenator expressed
his confidence in his- own election.
The fact Is, however, that nothing
is to be taken forgranted. Major Dick.set -rotary
of the nat'onal committee, who has
been in Ohio since before 'the election
engineering the campaign o.f the Senator,
lias sent cn.t -word calling into the Stale
every Republican who is .supj oScd to have
influence with the members of the legislature
who will cast the vote that will choose Mr.
Banna's successor. The tame crowd that
was so prominent in Ohio just prior to the
lccenl Ttatc election will been hand
Evcrj Republican member of Cougri
and every Federal office holder and every
man to whom an office lias been promised
Is expected to be in Columb'is The local
politicians throughout the State having
iiif'uenco with the "vaiions members
will be on hand and exert themselves
in Mi. Henna's behalf.
Col. Peiry Heath, of the Tostof fire He
partintnt, has gone to Indiana to spend
the holiday seasjn, but it ia understood
that he, too, will be in Columbus, and
that all the rcstoffice employes who hall
from Ohic will 1 e thereto act as wh'ppers
In for the Hanna crowd.
A prominent Ohio Republican now in
the city said last night that there v ere
enough men in the legislature who did
not want Hanna elected to defeat him
If thty but had the sand to vote again ;t
him. These men, however, had everything
to lose l,y voting against Hanna, and lie
did not believe that they would take tho
BTJSlIXIil.L SHOWS HIS HAND.
Give TJirect Evidence of His .Op
position to Ohii.'s Junior Senntor.
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 21. -Something of
a sensation has been caused here by the
refuKal,of State Food Commissioner Black
burn to comply with Gov. BushnelPs re
quest in appointing Henry C. Mason, the
anti-Banna assemblyman here, attorney
for the food commissioner. Mr. Black
burn icfused the Governor's request, and
said tnat he was Tor Mr. Hanna and pro
posed to take care oT his own friends first
This is the first direct evidence or the
opposition ol Mr. Bushnell to Mr. Banna.
Mi . Uniiiin Speeding Home.
Philadelphia, Dec1. 21. -Senator Mark A.
Banna. oT Ohio, was entertained at dinner
at Meiion tonight by President Thomson,
or the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Sen
ator came up from Washington-on the
Congressional limited cxprcs"and embarked
for Cleveland later in the evening in Vice
President Pugh's private car, in which
were Mrs. Banna and her daughter and
maid, or their way home from New York.
Jvillcd in a Street Duel.
MaryvIUe, Mo., Dec. 21. In a street duel
here today K. tC. Montgomery; ai wealthy
real estate agent, who had won prominence
in politics, was instantly killed by John J.
Joyci, a retired farmer. Joyce .suspected
Mniitgoin-jrypfliitfmacy with hisjvvife. Both
ur.'ii pulled revolvers and fircdhiuiitane
ously. Montgomery fell at the second shot.
Do yon Know tliut yon can have
The Morning, Evening "nhd Suudny
Times the only COMPLETE 'news
paper pnblislted in WnrsJilngton
served to yon by carrierifor fifty
. J - 7 ... A . .
cents a montnv
IVY. BUSINESS COLLEGE-Sth and K.
None better; $25 a year; day or night.
Wliito pine bracket shelves, 45c.
up. Thescareoruamental and made strong.
SAir.OIt ANDERSON TBSTlFIEsS.
Claims SelFUeiW se for His Crime
on tli'fe Olive Peclter.
Korrolk, Va.,I)cc. 21. Tie cac of lohn
Anderson, charged witluhe murder of Mate
Saundeis of the schooner GlHc Pecker, wis
resumed hi the Federal court this morning.
Counsel lor the defense .moved that the
couit it ilrurt tic jury -to bring in a -verdict
of not guilty, en the ground that the
Indictment. crargetl murder by drowning,
when it was plainly proed that the mate
was killed bv uhooting.
The motion was oemUed, tnd Tohn An
derson, tho prftoner, was sworn and tostl
lied that he l.ad killed tre captain and
mate to sae his own life; that the rest of
the crew participated in the burning of the
vctfcel, and that no Ibrce whatever was
used to compel t hem itodo anything.
Other witnesses testified lo Anderson's
exemplary conduct' aHra seaman, aftr
which, the defense rested and the court
BONAI CONVICTED OF 3IUHDER,
"David Weelcs, His 'Alleged Accc-
so ry, to Be Tried In February,
Bridgeport, Conn., Dec. 21,-Charles A
Bonui was today sentenced to b2 executed
April 14, 1808, for the murder ot George
ILyohois, on July 22 last. The con-
su.uiefc0Dliiiss which has characteilzedhim
throughout the trial.
The case against David Weeks, Bonal's
pal. has been continued until the next term
of the criminal superior court, which will
be Mext Febtuary. He will also be tried
for murder in ihetirsl" degree.
10LC0TT IS DISGUSTED
He May Retire From the Mone
THE PRESIDENT'S ATTITUDE
Mr. MeKinley Accused of Being of
One Mind When With Mr. Gage
and of Another When With tlie
Seimtor Finances Threaten n
Serious Party Itunttire.
There is a shrewd suspicion among
certain Republicans that Picsldent Mc
Klnley bus been endeavoring to arry
water on both shoulders with respt to
the financial question.
It is claimed that he hns supported
Secretary Gage when the Secretary was
with him, imd treat wl the monetary coin
mission ns a huge Joke; that, on the other
hand, while talking with Senator Volcott,
chairman of that commission, he has
Jollied him along and given him to under
stand that he, the 'resident, docs not
agree yrith the plan proposed by Secretury
Gage. ,( I
It looks very much i;s if the hour were
approaching whui the President would
be compelled to choose between Gage's o'd
standard policy-or un honet erfort to se
cure international bl'tuetalllsm If the
President contends for the policy of his
Secretary and urges upon Congress the en
action tot those views in to law he repudiates
hl-iiietaUlem, and goe.s.back upon the plat
form upoi. which he stood when a candidate
before the people Ihmi year.
Such Senators as Chandler, Carter, Clark.
Warren. Pritchard, Baiisbrough and others
are clearly able to read the signs of the
times, and know that the agitation of tlie
currency question at the present time and
the endeavor ta enact Into law the views
ot Seoretaij Gage will lead to the utter
rout of their party. Although friendly
to silver they are good Republicans and
seek to prevent this threatened condition
of affairs. Even such, sound money, men
as Haniif , Foraker, Frye, Piatt of Con.
necticut, and Cullom do not believe that
it is wisp to agitate tlie question of cur
It looks very much like insincprity to say
the least for the President and his Secre
tary lo urge legislation In the dir?ction of
the gold standard Immediately following
the return of his'iuonetary commission and
before that commission has riled its report.
It is this condition of affairs that causes
tlie dlsguM of SenatorHvolcott, and which
may lend him to promptly resign his' mem
bership of that commission, if, Indeed, he
dos not go to tho extent of resigning
his seal in the Senate. Mr. Volenti has
always been a f rienit of silver, but In the
last campaign he was loyal to the Repub
lican ticket, believing time its platform
maut wnai it said. Should .Mr. Wolcott
have it proven to him that the President
has been guilty ot duplicity, and that no
honest attempt is to be made to secure
bimetallism, then Mr. Wolcott will renew
his allegiance to the cause of free silver.
Politically Mr. Wolcott is in a dilemma
His lojalty to the Republican ticket has
estranged him from his own party in the
State of Colorado, and if he rersjsts in
his prruit course and nothing is accom
plished ii. the direction of bimetallism, "ie
must retire from the Senate at tlie end of
his pie'-ent teim. Should he, however,
go hack to his former principles, the
chances are said to be good for Ida restora
tion to ravor and bis return to the Senate
as hi cv:i successor. The dra natic re
tirement of the Senator rrom the commi.s
sioii and his public admission of its failure
and his derouiiccment of the duplicity of
the Administration may be anticipated
unless there is a sudden change in the
attitude ol the President. Mr. Wolcott.
of course, refuses to, discuss the matter,
lie lelc jesterday morning for Kew York
city. t ' '
BA1DS ON STATE COFFERS.
More Evidence of iltepuhlicuu Steal
ing'! in .Ne.br nskn.
Lincoln, Neb.,', Dc?. 21. Expert Ac
countant Fcrd. JewelL-today howed up
another half mllliortJonrcDiisumn itcil under
Republican admlnisiraiiosis of the p.ist
This tini2 it was obtained tirough mis
management of the State pritoji herein?
aggregate steal reaching $337,271.
The tax-payers" found small comfort,
howcvet.in the assuiance the report .jives
that'onIyaUout$G,000 Of this whole amou-it
Coal! Coal! Coal!
2,2-10 Pounds Delivered.
Stove Egg Nut.
' Gayton Coal, a first-class fuel, at a pop
ular price." Gives entire satisfaction. Do
not be misled by any prejudiced dealers
statement.. -Insist on retail dealers serving
you. POWHATAN COAL CO., BIOS C St.
nw. 'Phone, 620 J
Mantles $1.00 each, any siza
nave. These are bargains.'
RUIZ OFFERED A BRIBE
Empowered to Pay Money for
lf Aranguoren's Surrender.
SPAIN'S DEGRADED POLICY
Unable, to Defeat nnd Capture tho
IiiMtirgenlK, Money Is lined to
Seduce Their Leaders Into Uetraj--ing
the Cause Fatal Hesults of, a
Dinner at Blanco's Pninee.
Havana, Dec. 20, via Key West, Dec.
21. Tho insurgents found on the body ot
Col. Joaquin Ruiz a letter from Captain
General Ramon Bianco, authorizing Ruiz
to offer $100,000 to Col. Nestor Aran
guercn and a high office to Arangueren's
father, yvho is now in the United States.
Gen. Blanco gave pledges in his letter
tliat both promises would be fuirillrd im
mediately after the return of Araugu.-ren
to Havana with Col. Ruiz. The letter
extended a similar offer to Col. Raoul
Arango, if Arangueren, after accepting the
terms, should use his influence with his
friend, A rango, to that end.
About t mouth ago an attempt to bribe
Arangueren wab made by the palace
authorjllrs, and the report spread in Ha
vana that ime of his subordinate 'ificers
had accepted an offer to betray the patriot
cause. Blanco and some of his staff
were Ir-lking at dinner three weeks ago
about the failure bf this .attempt.
muz, wno was
pr-jcnt, said that the
plan hrd not beer, intelligently prepared
and that he could make it succes-sfid.
Blanco tlen gave him the mission thjt
cost him his life. Next day Ruiz re
pented or thatr he had said, but It was too
late foi him to withdraw from his proii
Ise to the en ptain general. Eefore leaving
Havana he said to a friend In the U.iion
Club: "I know that I am surely going
to mj death."
Ruiz was not in ids unirorm when he
met Arangueren. He left his uniCorii at
tlie inn in Can.p. Florido, and went to the
Insurgent lines In a white suit and wear
ing a straw hat.
The news is circulating here that Gen.
Jesus Rtbi, second In conmiandof tlie in
surgent army. In Santiago de Cuba, has
hanged two commissioners sent to him by
Gen. nai.do with the offeror autonomy ;nd
a larg- bribe if he would surrender. Oae
of the guides was released and sent back
to Paiido with a letter from Rabl, in which
the Cuban commander said:
"If you tbiuk that our law sentencing to
deal- those who come to us from the S in
isli ctmp with sucji proposals does not
mean what It says, you will now be con
vinced to the contrary. Until Spain re ag
nizes the independence of Cuba, wj ah ill
answer the Spaniards only with -levli.
It you want to take our lives in revenge
come and take them."
The Spaniards in Havana succeeded in
bribing four days ago, a Cutan soldier
named Maiunga, who surrendered and
received $200 for revealing the location
of a Cuban camp in the caves of Fonce.
betweet. Caraballa and Aguacate, in this
province. The money was given the Cuban
by Deputy Fernandez de Castro, now the
most influential man in the captain gen
eral'a palace. The Spanish troops went
to the cave and found thPre fifty sick and
wounded insurgents, who thojght they
were safelj concealed from the Spaniards.
They v ere all assassinated-
Gen. Rafael do Cardenas, ot the Cuban
army, has written a letter to the military,
commander or the town ot Guines.announc
iug that thi hiMirgeuts vvillinHict vengeance
upon the Spaniards for the murder of their
leader, Pitirre, and the massacres at
Cuban hospitals around Gutnes.
The tutlentic ieport comes from Gama
Juoni.Snnta Clara, that tile Spaniel column
f Col Roca killed two insurgents after
they hj.d surrendered to the Spanish. Their
bodies were delivered for burial to an in-t-pector
of police named Carbarmca, who
found on them passports signed by Col.
SPANIARDS OPPOSE AUTONOMY.
Prominent Huvnnn Citizens De
nounce It and Applaud Weyler.
Havana, Dec 21. The general assembly
of the United Constitutional party, com
posed of uncompromising Spaniards, was
held liert las night. The following reso
lutions were, adopted without a dissenting
1. To reject autonomy as unpatriotic and
dangerous to the sovereignty of Spain in
2. T:i affirm the entire support of the
parly to Gen. Veyier and his policy and
method of warfare.
3. To send a dispatch to Gen. Veyier
complimenting liini on his latest declara
tions, and offering him the support of
tlie loyalist Spaniards of Cuba.
1. To refrain from any participation in
any eI"ction or publie act during the au
5. To authorize the board or directors
to actio the name of the ptrty andoppjse
th-j government, if it is necessary, with
out culling another assembly.
Fieiy speeches were made against the
autonomist policy of the government, and
allusions to the death of Col. UuU aroused
Indie nation and shouts ot "Long Jive
The attitude or the Conservatives causes
Crops Destroyed In California.
San Frfiicisco, Dec 21. The heaviest
frosts for over twrnty years are reported
from alt parts ot the State. The result
will be disastrous in the orange growing
section, of Southern California. The
Weather Htireau has sent .varnings out
but It has been impossible for all orchards
to gather the fruit promptly.
nolidny Rates to Fort Monroe, New
I port News and Norfolk.
Norfolk andJVashington StcamboatCom
pany will sell tiskets to above points
December 22, 23 and 24, gcdl to re
turn until January 2, inclusive, at?3.50
for the round trip. it
This Is our dull season nnd you
can buy almost at your own figures.
HGBH EI HIS HEXEF ACTORS.
Given n Position While SturIug,
Youtig Turns Ingrate.
New Totk, Dec. 21. Wilter II. Young,
fifty years of age, went to the 'muse
of K. B. Sanger, a comtnUslon imrclunt,
at No. 10 West Eightieth street. .mic
weeks ago, said he was starving and v. as
given a position by Sanger.
Yesterday Young attempted to rob the
housej and frightened Sanger's! riiuuteen
jcar old daughter, Enima into hysterics.
T,he young woman is confined to her hrd.
Miss Sanger was sitting by the bedetdc
of her mother, who is an Invalid, when
she heard somebody moving about in the
adjoing room. She went in to investig itc,
and E.tvv a man, who, upon her appear
ance, covered his race with his rands
and dashed from the room.
Miss Sanger was so frightened that the
became hysterical, ami has not beea ible to
leave her bed since.
The man was recognized by one at the
seivants oh he dashed down the t: Irs
and out ot the doer. Young succeeded in
getting away with a pocket-book vamed
at $10, which contained $2 in cash.
Detective Savage arrested Young hut
night. The pocket-book -was not ?ound.
Mr. Sanger appeared in the Wet Side :.oIIce
court this morning as Complainant. Be
seated that his daughter was unable to
appear, as she was suffering from nerVjas
proftration, brought on by fright 'and
Young denied hi guilt to the masit.rate
but was held in $1,000 hail for exa.nlna
tion on Thursday.
WILL NOT INDORSE TURNER
Republican jlembers of the Mary
land House Indignant..
Charge1. Made Acnitist a Candidate
for .the Speakership und Four
Members Leave a Cancns.
Haltimoie, Dec. 21. On Monday evening
the Baltimore city memoes of the -dary-land
house of delegates, met la caucm and
fourteenor the eiijhteea in attendance oted
for B. L. Turner, as their choice for
speaker. Four ot the representatives hJt
the meeting and refused to vote ror Turner,
saying that he was uant to serve in .he
To'lay a sensation was sprung -vvnen
charges were published linpunging the
personal integrity of Mr. Turner.
ICIIIIC A CC-HESPONDENT.
Itichtird Mundlehuirni Sues for Ab
New Vork. Dec. 21. The shooting of
Richard Mandlcbaum by J. Wait ere Kirk,
a dude who would like people to belie-e
he changes his costumes te-venteen times j-n
hour, Is to fcat an edd finish.
Mandlcbaum has sued Mrs. Mandlc
baum for an absolute divorce, and has
named Kirk at tte co-respondent.
Mandlebttm. went to Kirk's tor m In the"
Girard, thinking to find his wife 'omo
where id the immediate vicinity. Vnen
Kirk refined to open the door Maudlohntnu.
gently but firmly pusred a rart orhlra'.elt
through one of the panels.
1 hereupon Kirk, not to l.e outdene in
matters ot that kind, fircd two shots at
Mandlcbaum, both of which ttoU effect.
Kirk was arrested.
When the matter came up In court a few
days ago Maudfebauni failed to appear
against Knk. and the latter was discharged-
FIFTY YKAHS IN PRISOX.
That Mnv Be tlie Extent of Lingo's
Sentence if Convicted.
Camden, N. J., Dec. 21. The grand jury
presented fiw true bills against Lingo this
noon. Bewasatoncearratgn?d and pleaded
not guilty. Afterappointingex-JudgaBugg
and S. Morse Archer to defend him. Judge
Armstrong told him: "You must be ready
for trial on Monday morning at 10 o'clock."
"I will, if I can get my people here,"
brazenly replied the negro.
"The court has said all it thinks neces
sary.' was the remark uf Judgp Armstrong.
"Sherirf, take the prisoner back to his
Lingo was nob used to such swift pro
ceedings. If convicted onfall the indict
ments, l.e can get fifty year ts a total
sentence, and indications are that he will
get it all. Prosecutor Jeukins has received
a stack of letters from all parts of Hiq
State, asking him to use his best en
deavors to get the negro behind the bars
MHS. ATKINSON'S SECOND TRIAL.
It Will Probably Be Begun Euily
Wheeling, W. Va., Dec- 21 .-The State
authorities have about concluded to docket
ths new trialof Mrs. Atkinson. wife of Go-.
George W. Atkinson, on a charge of forg -ry
Tor the coming term of the Gilmer .ou:uy
court, which sitsatGlenvilleon Januirv 3.
The fact that the first trial reulte 1 in a
hung jury reduces materially tho Importance
of the case generally and technically
Tdc State Is not anxious to try the case
again, butthsfrlendsof Mrs. Atkinson .vant
her lo be vindicated.
Camden Summers, a relative of Mrv. At
klt'son, is the chief witness for the prose
cution, and says that he has new evidence
that will convict the governor's vife.
COLORED MKN INDIGNANT.
Resolutions: of Savaunnh Business;
Men Kn mostly Resented.
Savannah, Ga., Dec. 21. The adored
residents or this eisy are Incensed at the
resolutions adopted at tlie joint mce. ing
ot the cotton exchange and board of 'ride
yesterday, protesting against the apiw. nt
mentof a colored man to a Federal ffice
The folia wing circular has been issud:
To all loyal colored men: 5Tour racelia."
been insulted. Will you reseut It? Meet
atHatils Street Ballon Wednesday night,
December 22, at 8 o'clock and stamp your
disapproval. Attend yourself and encour
age your friends to do so. Do not allow
an liiFi.lt to your rare to go by without
resenting It. He loyal.''
Princess Hohetilohe Dead.
Berlin, Dec.21. Princess Hoheulobe, wife
of the Imperial Chancellor, Is dead.
She had been suffering rrom inflammation
ot the lungs.
Princess Bohcnlohe, who was horn Feb
ruary 10,1329, was formerly Princess Marie
von Sayn-Vittgensteir.-Borleburg. She was
marriid on February 1G , 1 3 17, to Prin ;e von
Hohcnlohp-SchUMngsfurst. They liad faur
children, three sons and a daughter.
Hot Bed sash 50 cents, the best
in the markets for 6x8 glass.
Qnincj Is Again Elected Mayor
Riley Cuts a Very Small Flnre
in the Returns, While Carti-s, the
Republican Oaiididutc, Does Not
Get the Full Vote o HI I'.irry
Major-.lect Hold u Reception.
Boston. Dec 21. Mayor Qulaey was re
elected .tcday. polling a trenteS-Jous vote,
carrying ever.- Deriio"erntic ward and run
ning veiy strong in the RopnMfcan ward.
The total voit, with buton-; small precinct
missing out of 101. was a rollews-
Qulncy, 3&.707: Curtis, aS.74i; Riley,
Qulncy't plurality, 4,tVl3.
The Riley vote, upoa wnlch the Republi
cans based the! r hopss of djf eng Qulnoy,
was ridiculously .small, a, puliry 2,800
votes it piare of 10 000 to 14,000, es
timated by his managers and the Republi
The outlying wards alone remained truo.
to Curtis, but even there the Republican
majorities of former years, suffered -material
loss. In fact, the Republican vote
practic8llv elected QHlacy. Retsrns from
the first eighty-four districts, mostly Re
publican, showed a small margin in favor
or Curtis-, but not equal to the estimate
sent out by the Republican city committee.
But the returns from the strong Demo
cratic wards soon put a quietus on their
hopes, and early in the evening they gatr.j
up the fight and conceded the election ot
Quincy ty a plurality.
Th i Democrats on the other hand held
a jollification meeting in Mayor Quincy a
office, where the successful candidate held
an ircipromptu reception-
The result If. accounted for by the men
on th. Inside by the material impression
among members of both parties tnat tho
Riley movement was phtnned and exe
cuted ly the Republican machine In an
effort tc divide the Democratic vote.
The -voter undoubtedly refused to take
to Mr- Riley seriously, and hla small vote
Is thus accounted for.
At u-'duight the Democrats had appar
ently elected seveu of the twelve alder
men, and a substantial majority of th
lower chamber. I. r. Dorr. Democrat, Is
re-elected street comrahMrfiMier by 9,000,
and the city has voted for Hcnss by abour
the same majority as lastyaur.
Mayor Quiney says it Is a -hWUTHwtfon.'
Patrick A . Celling and tte. otbec Demo
cratic lights say it is Just what the
GREAT STRIKE IMPENDING'
Fall River Cotton 3Ianufacturers
Refuse Operatives" Demands.
Conferences for- Settlintc Differ
ences Frnttlp.ss-wase Reduc
tions Insisted Upon.
Fall River, Masfe, Deo. 21. Tfee confer
ence between the cotton mamrfaaWKers.
and operatives foe the purpose of settMiig
tire present difficulties u rruttlee. TtHs
afternoon the imtmifactursr'S in a fetter
to the latxjr unions iiiroriiteil theni thacihey
will hold to their first decision 1t& redaee
wages 11 1-9 per cent on January 3. The
operatives will resist, and it too&s as it
the' city will be plunged Inttr one oC the
worst strike? of years. The operative in
New Hampshire cotton catrs are iHOlinod
to accept a temporary reduction in wagas
until business revived in the spring.
Advices m m the other cotton center? at
Masachas::Usa!idfai!ieindicafce thb xttlfr
these mills are watching the sittmtfon
closely, a nd some runiors of cots are abroad,
there is no imminent danger ot tmeh re
ductions unless furcid by' the euta a Fall
River acd Manchester
FURTHER DKCLLNKS IN WAGKS.
Xcvv Hampshire Cotton Mills; Post
Notices of Reductions.
Sunccok, N. II. , Dec 21. Notices have
been nested at the Cblnn, Pembroke, ami
Webster cotton mills here, announcing
that a reduction of aboHt 10 per cent in
the wage--, ot the operatives will be made
on Jaruary 1. The cut-down will afreoo
the superintendent and overseers and
1,500 operatives, and will probably be
EI.OPUD WITH A SOLDLHR.
A Firenwi.'o Wife and nn Ex-Artilleryman
Him Away Toirether.
Baltimore, Mil., Dec. 21. -A ftremwtV
wife iifd an ex-so'dier nt the American
Army lu-ve elyped. The principals are-Mi.
Josephine Kraft, the wife tf Frank; A.
Krart, :v fireman at No. IT engine em
pany, t.r,d John T. Slav, farm'rlyu pri
vate In Rettery L, United States Army,
stationed nt Fort IKHenry.
Last Thursday night Krart found the
soldier Ir lii. home Then there was n
terrible row, in which the furniture and
everything In the house was mixed up.
Frida metnlng Shaw was discharged
from service, as the time for which he
had enlisted was completed. He went di
rectly to the Kraft domicile, was Jo filed
by Mrs. Kraft and the two went awayr
Suicide In a Cell.
Fall River. Mass., Dec. 21. Christopher
Ganley. a btranger in this city, was ar
rested and locked up at the Central police
Station for safe Keeping late hist nigh;.
This morning he hanged himself in hi
cell and was dead When, dUcovered-
New York. Dec. 21. Evidence In nilin
In the Ratclirfe case and It will go to th?
Florida shingles nre the best.
I SL30 per 1,000. Every shingle guaranteed.