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WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBJEE 23, 3897 EIGHT PAGE3.
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ftDMIT 7 VOTES WILL DO IT
Hanna Managers Acknowledge
Jriiat He Has Opposition.
SAY IT IS' NOT DANGEROUS
Hcpiibl.om Majority Now Claimed
itolh' Thirteen The Warring Fic
tion Xw EiiiikciI in Gonihnttitv;
Euch Othei V; Claims Much De
Jliends "Upon the Democrats.
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. 22. The Hanna
nianngerH now admit that a strong "i?IiL
is being made, against tlu junior Senator's
election but deny thai there ib any dang-r
of IiIh defeat, claiming that the opposition
has not demonstrated beyond a doubt
that the revolt against Hanna ran suc
ceed. Heretcfcre the Hanna people, with the
exception of a few or the lesser ll;li(.
have maintained that there was posi'ively
no opiKisitlon, but now tlie situation his
become so intense that they can no longer
ignore It, end in answer to ttic claims ,f
the FornkerilCb. led by Charles L. Knrta,
the friends oC Senator Hanna are making
counter claims. They admit it will take
mly ssveii votes to defeat Senator Hanna
on joint ballot, providing the Democrat
enter into alliance with the opposition.
This siatciuerit, as well as the ass-rlions
which lollow, conies from Major Cii tries
F- Dick .ml Senator Garfield, who are
in close Uucr with the Senatorial vitia
These leaders declare that the ToriUer
Republicans have not got that many --otes
pledged, n lit' furthermore cannot Ret them.
In thut lignring out the situatio.i. tne
Hanna people concede the likelihooJ of
Senator Burke and Representatives Mason
and Urarnley voting with the Forak'r'tcs.
and they also admit that there is 5(os a
little doubt ah to the attitude of Repre
sentative Jones. They fc.iy these arc ihe.
only out and out Republican:: that there
iti any danger of.
UiK)ii the basis given the Republicans
have seventy-eight votus on joint 'la'.lot
and the Democrats sixty-rive. Included
In tluj Republican count ib Voight, who is
enrolled on the official list of Icglsl fors
an an independent Republican, but who,
It in asserted, lias pledged hlmtelf to
The tvo ftea silver Republicans t-re
not counted with the Democrats, but I hat
1h "where they wili stand, according to the
claim of the Hanna people- That will
make the majority of the Republicans
thirteen. In this "vent it would only re
quire seven votes to defeat Hanna.
HAXXA Hk.MT.SiES THE HELM.
Accepts tlie Gaunt Ii-t Thrown Down
by His Former Friends.
Columbus, Ohio, Dec -2. -An agent Tor
Senator Hanna has engaged hotel accom
modations for that gentleman and his
friends hue. The Senator will h-i-e
headquarters in the- three principal hotels
of the citv. He will stay at the Neil
House hiniseir, as that will he the battle
ground of tile opposing factions. Ho wild
Burgess, one or the younger politicians
of Cleveland, "will have charge of his in
terests at the Chittenden, "while Claries
Leach, also or Cleveland, will be his rep
resentative at the Great Southern.
It is the Senator's intention to come
to Columbus as soon as the members of
the geneiai assembly gather next w?ek.
and he will sta y on the ground until the
of uscluluess to a beautiful
object makes it doubly de
sirable as a gift. Sucli things
we have in profusion. De
lightful, tasteful articles
that are a lasting joy. Our
prices none, can beat, al
though "ivc welcome every
one to make use of our new
Superb mahogany finish par
lor table; others ask $4 . ..$1.98
Large and very handsome Cobbler
Seat Rocker; oak or mahogany
finish. A SSvaluc S2.4S
Very pretty Brass Parlor
A fine Braes Onyx Top
A. -vciy Pretty Gilt Chair.. $1.98
Chiffoniers, in oak or mabog
auy finish, -with glass $T.50
Five-drawer Oak Chiffon
Avery handsome Combination Case
Desk and Book Case Com
Mayer & Pettit,
The Great Providers,
415417 Seventh Street-
Frank T.lhbey fc Company.
Sixth street and New Yorkaveuue."
contest is over. On the day of the
caucus it is the intention to run a special
train from Cleveland, with about Jl)0
shoulers foi Hanna.
The declaration that the State food
commission er, Air. Blackburn, has been
approached by .1. L. Hampton, Eiibh.ie.l's
executive clerk, who taid lie ropicse.i'ed
the governor, and asked Blackburn to
appoint Harry C. Mason, representative
from Cleveland, in order to induce Mason
to vote Tor Lushncll for United States
Senator instead of Hanna, creates a vn
sation lieie. Mr. Blackburn al-sol lVIy
refused to affirm or deny the repoit.
DEATII OF J. M. COOPER.
Pathetic End of u Govim-inm-'-; Pri
Columbia, S. C, Dec. 22. .1. M. Cooper,
private secretary of tlie governor, died at
tins Columbia Hospital today under pe
culiarly pathetic circumstances lie -vis
engage.1 to be married, but being subject
to periodical attacks ol appendicitis, post
poned tlm vv edding un'il hi should be cm ed.
Yesterday moi ning Mr. Cooper made Ills
will, leaving Ids property to his intended
wir.;, then, bidding his friend goodbye, he
went to the hospital, where the operation
was rerforiupil. Heart failure set in tilts
morning nnd his death resulted.
GOLD FROM AUSTRALIA
Giie"Hiimli,eil Thousand Sovereigns
Comes in .scttltiuiMit of European
Jlahuiio mid May Continue
for Some Time.
Loudon, Dec. 22. Gold shipments fro'n
Australia to San rrancisco have reco-n-mencee.
One Hundred thousand soereicns
have just been shipped, and more are go
ing. Tne loregtfing dispatch evidently refers
to the 100,000 ($500,000) hhlpped from
Australia on Monday by the steamship
Alameda. That shipment is consigned o
the Lonuon, 1 arts, and American Bank, or
which Lazard Freres or Xew York Is the
agent. No other bankers had received ad
vice of any othei slupmeic by the steam
ship Alameda, although It is expected by
those bai.kers that the receipts of gold
from Austtalia will continue for tioiiio
time. Foreign baiiker.s slid today that, il
though this country had -cold large (pian
titles of wheat to Australia this year, jet
these lccclpt-s of gold "were not payment
direct for the "wheat, but represented tne
settlement ot balances owing in London to
thlti country. Tlu gold was sunt hero from
Australir because it was cheaper to -e it
it from there than rrom London. Pric
tically. tlierefore, it Is tlie same as ir the
gold can.e t rotn Lond.iii.
FIGHT WITH ItUKGLAItS.
Two Jindlj Wounded, Pwo Surrendr
nnd Que I'Nfnpes.
"Winsted, Conn., Dec. 22. Word reached
here this morning of a daring burglary at
Canaan, twenty miles north of here. At
2 o'clock this morning. Martin Rood, who
sleeps In Jackson & Lggleaton's general
store, was awakened by a crashing of win
dow glass-. He grabbed his revolver and lay
Presently five men entered and began to
loot the store, when Rood opened Ore oa
the intruders. Two of the burglars fell,
two others threw up their hands and the
fifth one escaped.
One burglar was hot through th leg and
the othei was probably Tatally shot In the
back. It is thought thai the thievis 1 all
from New York-
NOVEL CKAFT HF.1NG BUILT.
Ihiltiinoreans Will L'e It to Get to
the Gold Country.
Baltimotc, Bee. 22. There is being built
in this city a novel craft for travel on the
Yukon Rher. Tlie vessel is constructed
on the order of a catamaian, but has three
hulls, instead of twin hulls. The center
boat of the. ciaft will be completed by
Januaiy 15, and will be shipped at once
to Seattle with all the tools necessary
in mlnitg and a ten-hoise-power engine.
Two smaller boats will be added, The
boat, it istaid,,willjiail twenty-five miles
an hour through water and sixty miles an
hour oi: Ice, this being made possible
by its peculiar construction. Tlie boit
is thirty-four and one-half feet long, nine
feet bcDin, and will have a ea trying ca
pacity of thiitj-fjve tons. The sail rower
will be of the lateen lig, consisting of
balloon Jib of COO square yards of canvas,
foiesall of 1 2G square yards, jib of fifty
square yards". The combination of boats
will have, accommodations for twelve men
This vessel is being constructed by the
Mathcw s-Taby Alaskan Mining and Trading
Company of this city, which has been
Incorporated for the puriwisc of carrying
on business in the gold fields.
HANK OF H.WVA.IL CHARTERED.
China ATuy Soon Particlnnte in the
Cmttit iy'n Hanking; Interests.
Honolulu, Dec. 15, via San Franclse-i,
Bee. 22. The cabinet today granted a
charte for the Bank of Hawaii, with ti
capital stock of S."i00,000, which may be
increased to Si ,000,000, at the option of
Gou Kim, the Chinese commercial agent
here, Iijjs given notice that he will estab
lish it brink as a branch of the Pekin Bank
ing Company-shortly after the first of the
year. Tlere is plenty of idle money hero,
but none to loan on sugar stock securities
owing to the uncertainty of annexation.
Steamers) for the Treasure Ground.
Toronto, Dec. 22. Arrangements were
completed here today for building six pow
erful light draught stern-wheel steamers
to id; In Alaskan waters in conjunction
with two ocean steamers purchased by the
Canadiau Pacific Railroad Company in
Scotland The ocean steamers will run
from Vancouver to Wrangel, where they
will connect with the light-draught steam
ers bsing built here to ply on the Stikeen
Rlier. The line will be run by the
Canadian Pacific Raihoad.
Wedding Gown Tier Shroud.
Mamaroi.cck, N. Y.,Bcc- 22. The fun 'ral
of Mrs Margaret Shore Buckstcr, -who was
married to Charles V. Buckstcr, clerk of
this village, on Thanksgiving Day, was
held this afternoon. Rev. E. C. Hoag,
pastor ot the church, who conducted .he
sen-ices, had also officiated at the young
woman's wedding. The ushers at the
"wedding acted as pall-bearers. Mrs. Buok
ster's wedding gown was her funeral
Lumber, 51111 "Work, Sash, Door,
Bliudb, Laths and Shingles; winter prices.
Determined New York Suicide
Then Resorts to Chloral.
HIS REMARKABLE LETTER
llo Tellw of aiK Usclis Struggle
for a Livelihood The Uu.Mitec.ss
ful Kfforis. of an IMiirfited Stun
to Find Work, and the Details
of Ills Attempt.-, at Dentil.
New Yj.ik, Dec. 22. A man who rcgls
teied as Howard J. liiug was found
this morning in a loom of Mill's Hotel,
suffering from chloial poisoning. He
dicil at St. Vincent's Hospital. The nrui s
name w.-s Kdward J. Bpbteln, it is be
lieved. Four ictt-is weie found on the man. On i
of thee was addiessed to the polh'O.
AuoDiei wasaddiesMMl to t ha man's hint her,
George P. Hpsteln, San Antonio, TV;..
Another was to his hiothci-in-iaiv, Jules
J. Bach, Bound Brook, X. J., and a fo-iith
to his uncle, Solomon Oppeuhelmui, of
this city. In the letter to the police,
'To one w (locates to i cad some hardfa-sts:
"The end has come. The struggle
was too feete A career Is ended which
had evciy piosPect of Iwing a billl'ont
one. A man in the pi line of lire aunt
die who has. eveiyihlug to live for. Yet
he cannot pievent It. It seems ilmost
Inciedlblf that, born and bied in the city
of New Yoik.ol good famllv, enjoying an
education far above the average, spe.t'--ing
seveial foieigu languages, a man should
rind it absolutely impossible to jhriln
euiplo? muit of any kind. Will anyone
believe If.' No. Those "Who never for a
day have been out or a position, who h?..ve
yet to know what want is, will tell you
any mnn can woik if he wants to. It
costs nothing to make llns remark.''
Then follow s some statements alx it 1,1s
ef foils to get work, how lie spvut Lis
last cent and failed. Everybody had
enough. He Humped from door to .'oor;
it was alwrys the same. The better
"Well, generous world, what is lhlre
lert? I am neither a carpenter, plumber,
plasterer, icjr anything of the kind. I
might have been helped to a position, and
this could have been prevented by borne
member of the 'family.' I know it Cuuld
have been tlc.no. My dead body may give
food for leflection. My education was a
source or pleasure when I wa-s prosperous;
moving In the best society, etc., but us
a means of securing employment. It Is
useless.' Here he speaks of friends by
name, out Albert, especially, ' but tor
whom he -would have been dead long
ago," and goes on:
"And, now a. few -words about -ny be
loved wife nnd my angelic boy. Wiy was
it not vouchsafed to nu to live with them
as others do, to enjoy the society and
counsel of my wife; to "Watch tlie ilally
development of my child? No. Even tl is
must not be. and n?ver was a man hhus ill
-with a me re patient, true, and loving,
dutiful wire than I. Bless her. Per
haps vvhei the millstone is remove J, f he
may be mere fortunate. Her rich rela
tives -will not see her ,vant. They wjultl
never help her while I lived. Tonight I
feci so weak that I can no longer st.rid.
Perhaps I may not se the light if day.
It would be b.-tter so.
"Never vtas a man possessed with a
clearer, more properly balanced mind than
mine is today."
"Sunday, the 19th Is" it ordained that
1 cannot even die? Think of it. Two lull
grains will not do it. Is my life s pr ol- us
that such deadly drugs refuse to fulfill thlr
proper mission? I feel sleepy, that is all.
Try it again tonight.
'Well, I lave Hied it again and I am still
heie. Not een the luxuryof death for me.
Or lives there still some fiend incarnate
-who, pcil.aps, controls death? 1 took one
grain before retiring, fell asleep and in a
few hours awoke. This makes three grains
in fweutj-four hours, enough to kill sin
men. "Wcic 1 to go to Klondike the, mines
-would no longer produce gold, but brats.
My touch is latal. Morphine -Kill not kill
I must clnugc my diet. Tonight I shall use
'A few words to tre coroner: Should It
be Br. Tioclicr, he will remember me as a
member of the old Standard Club. An au
topsy Is useless. I have taken threegralns
of morphine. sulphate on a prescription made
out by myself. I hav e destroyed the chem
ist's label so as not to get him into troub'.e,
although picscription was made outin ths
proper foirn. Only be sure that 1 am dead,
use ercry test.
''At 4C 1 leave the spheie -where T have
met with mote misfortune than otherwise.
In a few days I shall be forgotten."
There were also round on litm many letters
signed by his wife. Madeline. They made
frequent mention or their straitenetl cir
cumstances and need of money.
The police have not yet been able to find
WASHINGTON IIESING'S FUNERAL
Scnatoi ilnsion Delivers n Eulogy on
the Dead Editor.
Chicago, "Dec. 22. Funeral services over
the body of Ihe late Washington Hesing
were held tills morning at his home and
at the Cathedral of the Holy Name.
rCeremonies at the former place consisted
of addresses by Senator William E. Maso-i
and Wilhelm Rapp, editor of the Staats
Zcitung. Floral tributes to the memory of the ex
postmaster were profuse and elaborate. A
squad of mail carriers who had served
under Mr. Ilesiug, attended the funeral in
a body- After the religious services at tne
church the body was buried at St. Boni
face cer eterj'.
Burned by the Instirc;nls.
Havana, Hec. 22. Extensive cane f 'elds
between Cr.lvario and Managua, almost in
sight of this city, -were burned by the In
surgents yesterday. Tlie report that Jose
Maria Rodriguez, the insurgent commander
in the western provinces, had been wound
ed in an engagement near Aranjuuz,?inar
del Rio province, was contradicted this
Chicago, Bee. 22. Judge Gary decided
today to allow the prosecution to air
Adolph L. Lnetgert-'s alleged amouis In
his sausage factory- He held tlat it
Would tend to show a motive Sot wife
murder, and therefore the old night watch
man, Frank Bialk, told of his former (is
ploor's relations with his servant girl.
Blinds, Any Size, $1 per Pair, All
Iiicn and a half thick and the best made.
VICTIM OF MASKED ROBBERS,
Death Sentem e of His Assnlhints
Outlawed by Time Allowance.
Wilton, Conn., Dec. 22. Tlie death of
David S. R. Lambert, who "was Nhot by
masked robbere on Friday night, occurred
at 1:20 o'clock this- morning without his
regaining conscipntmess. Bis prolonged
fight for llfo faves the necks of the as
sailants, if they are ever caught, slice,
under the Connecticut law, if the vlcUm
ot an assault lives -ovcr forty-eight hours
after the crime, the offense is rated sn
manslaughter, which is punishable only by
rOLICB FOR THE KLONDIKE.
Dominion Government to Largely
Augment the Force.
Montreal, Dec.22. It has been decided by
the Xiumlnion government to Increase the
police fcicc in tie Klondike from fiO men
atpieseutto 230,ofwhom j.robably 100 will
be stationed at Jtawon City.
The postmaster general has authorised
the dispatch of'a pmil riom Victoria, B. C,
to tlie ncral places on the Stikecu route
to the Vukon, from Wrangel to Lake Tes
lin. The coin tor will leave Victoria ahou
Januaiy t. The mail vill l.e confined to
KIDNAPER WARNER BACK
Leader of the Conway Boy Abduct
ors in- Albany Jail.
Surprised While-Feeding; Cattle on
a Kansas Farm' and Returned to
the Scene of tlie Crime.
Albanj,N.y.,Dee 22. Alberts. "W'lruer.
the New York laVjer and would-be Kansas
Populist, who was the master mind of the
trio which kidnaped the little Conway boy
last August with a view of securing 3,C00
lansoir monej, Is In tie Albany Jail. He
arrived this allernoou and will be tried
at the Januarj term or the county court.
"He will undoubtedly.! e convicted and re
ceive Jiirt as heavy a sentence as his two
pals, H 0. Blake and Joteph M Hardy,
jotmg Conway's uncle, who ate each serv
ing a term of fourteen veirs and four
mouths in Clinton prison.
Wainer lias not jet decided whether he
will plead guilty and save the county the
expense of a trial. Bet was thunderstruck
when Detective McCanu sururised him at
work fr ctllug cattle on tl"e Goodrich i-irm.
three miles from Riley, Kan. He was
speechless for a few moments, when he
said to McCaun:
"I ne-ver saw you lefore.'' '
"No; but I've seen you," replied Mc
Cann. Wari.ei then admitted his identity. Be
-was taken to RileyV -ami as rfoon as he
arrived theie, sets, a telegram to hig
moiliei, in New. York city, saying; "Am
captured. Don't "worry."
Watne' did not have a cent. He said
that after he left Seabrlght, N. J., where
his biother was employed us a hotel clerk,
he went to Philadelphia. From there he
worked his -way on freight trains to
Kansas City, nnd finally to the Goodrich
farm, wherj he worked for several weeks.
He wa- much chagrined when v thit he
could no havebeenextraditedfroiii Mexico,
and renin rked that he had ample time to
KANSAS INSURANCE EXPERT.
Judge Foote-V Facility Astonishes
the New York Companies.
New York, Dec. 22. Judge E. C. Foote,
of Torcl'a, Kan., special caminer for
the insurance department of the Stato of
Kansas, is now examining the affairs of
the Royal Insurance Company. Insurance
experts everywhere have been astonished
by the facility wlf:b which this Kansas
examiner gained what seemed to him a
satisfactory insight into the affairs of
the companies which hud come under his
observation. Ten days are always enough
for him to learn all that Supt. McXall, of
the Kaii'-as insurance department, desires
to have embodied in a report about any
The talc which Supt. McNall authorizes
his examiners to charge is $25 a day and
"My mission to this State may be ex
pressed in two -words wo have no insur
ance companies in Kansas," said Judge
Foote today. "The companies that do
business there are our invited guevVs,
Last year Kansas paid out $1,700,000 in
insurance premtums to these people. Kvery
dollar of that money went out of the
State t( the insurance companies. We
do not know what they did with it, but
-we do know that only $000,000 ever
came back in the shape of payment for
our losses. It behooves us to know some
thing, about these companies."
The Judge explained his plan of investi
gation as follows: "I have the companies
bung me their books, and I make lest
cases here and there. If there is any
mistake ina book a test case is bound to
Ctftch it. Then I go into their losses
department "and T see how many unpaid
claims they have, and how many claims
pending adjustment, and I find out why
those claims arc not paid, or why they
are subject tj adjustment."
FOITH 2dKN 3IDR3ERED.
Dun ting Party's Sad Fate In ArUan
blis. Little Rock, Ark., Dec. 22. A party if
hunters from Chicago outfitted here for a
big hunt up in Ujenorthwesternpartof. this
State two weeks ago. Word reached liorc
today tlk.tthc boires of four men, with f ill
hunting equipmen t, were found by the roa. 1
sidein Dawes Creek bottoms, Newtonco'i V ,
early Monday morning.
Meeting; of Trunk Lino Officials.
New York, Dec. 22 The presidents or
the trunk lines -were In conference today
at the Joint traffic rooms with the prjsi
dents of Ihcii chief "Western connections
and with the board or managers or ;he
Joint Traffic Association regarding the
subject of rates, and in particular the
restore tiori-and?malntenance of the rates
upon eastbounil business. The confer
ence -was not completed, but an adjourn
ment was taken until tomorrow.
Pennsylvania State Convention.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22. The Republican
State committee met in t his city today and
fixed the time for the State convention
as June, andllarrisburgas the place. Chair
man John Elkin presided, and there were
nearly 100 out ot 120 members prseit.
Edge or Straight Grain Ga. Pine or
Alabama flooring, $2.70 per 100 feet.
EXPLOITATION OF CHINA
John Bull Claims His Share of
WONDERS AT OUR APATHY
America Really the Primary Force
Which Impels Europe to Seek im
Eastern Outlet Russia Strongly
Antl-Hritish in Sentiment Talk
of a Cliiiin-Germuti Wtii-.
London, Dee. 22.-Tlie situation In the
East is not at all reaisuring. Indeed, as
the days go by the concern among th, se
whij dread a probable clash ot arma be
comes more and more acute.
England, who alwaysdivelops at the time
of a crisis a superfluity .)" "peace at any
price" cinuks, lias simply done wlrit all
rational people knew would be Uoue. Tl at
is to say, she has announced in effect that
ii China is to b broken up, dhe herself
will save one or more of the plcjs.
Well informed military men scout the
Idea that the country which, as was
sung at the Queen's jubilee, rules "half
the -world and all the wave," is at the
n.ercy of Russia and Germany. The
maneuvers at Keil are not forgotten, and
if the Briti6li could not enter Orlirital
waters and drive the combined fleets of
prospective allies away, the Eriton thinks
they could, and, after all, it is cecksure
ness as distinguished from absolute cer
tainty that Tires first shots In warrf of
Whether there is a secret alliance be
tween Japan and England or not makes
little difference. Albion is n.it going to
tolersUe :t far Eastern menace to her
Indian possessions. She has as much of
this so-t of thing along the Afghan fronti-.T
as Is goud lor her peaiw of mind.
And, by the way, the Englishina-i's
policy of protecting his interests at every
point of the compass Is what causes him
to knit his brow incredulously when in
formed that there are American Sena tow
who actually oppose the absorption of
Hawaii, especially now that the parti' ion
of China- sooner or later, is regarded by
him as inevitable
If the Orient became European in com
mercialehara'ctcristicsand vinlity, America
will lie between two seas, with an enemy
that is to say, a commercial enemy on
either side of her.
In these days of rapid ocean transit II e
United States would be defenseless in fucli
a situation, unless they had a navy cap
able of guarding their coast line and at
least one coaling station in the mid-Pa-Ctfic.
It ia conceded that American commer
cial supremacy and America's exhaastless
natural resources are responsible 'or the
pre out nioi'oinont toward tv.-ritorial ur
quisition ill China.
Europe must have an outlet for its sur
plus, both of population and products.
More than any other nation, perhaps, ex
cept China, the great republic is thr.Mt
ened by the contemplated exploitation of
England, which commercially, If not
otherwise Is tl.e hereditary Toe of the
republic, has already demanded conces
sions Horn China commensurate witii those
made by other poweri.
It has been suggested that the Japanese
and Biiiish occupy Wei-Hai-"Wei jointly.
The situation at Ktao Chou Bay is tin
changed Germany remains unyielding
and the Chinese counsellors are divided as
to whethet it should be peace or vvjir with
China legards Rusia as her only friend,
and is asking her advice alone. BritMi
influet.ee is nil, having suffeied gritly
tnrough the fail tire of th loan negotiations.
China is now negotiating a loan with
Russia. The lattar demands the dismissal
of the British railroad engineers in North
China and it is probable that it will be
A dispatch from St- Petersbjrg ;.n
nounces that the Novisti, in a strong
anti-British article, said today:
"In consequence of the pretension of
England to compensate hersalf Tor the Rus
sian occupation of Port Arthur by the ac
quisition of Port Hamilton or L.-u.uerf,
and in view of the possibility of .he dis
turbing action of Japan. Europe stands on
tile brink of grave diplomatic complica
tions. It is, therefore, well to recall that
th reinforcement of the German squadron
in tht Pacific permits Russia, France and
Germany to effectively prevent a dis
turbance of the balance of power."
AIR. CHEMER'S VIEWS.
Believes Anylo-Americnn Union to
Be Manifest Des'iny.
"The apparent program of some of the
European powers to carve up China and
divide the slices among themselves niiy
lead to serious complications,'' said the
Hon. Randall Cremer, yesterday, the ex
member of Pailianient who is now m
Washington working for a new treaty of
arbitration. "It the young German Em
pi ror means to enlarge his possessions in
the Eat he will rind that other nations
will not look quietly on.
''France will have something to say ir
there is ti be a partition of territory; Eng
land would not stand passive and allow
Germany, Russia, and, perhaps, Fr.uioe,
to carry out schemes or aggrandizement
in the Orient. Last, but not least, the
United Slates mu3tbere3koncd with. How
could this country, -with its enormous tela
tions with China, calmly submit to any
European scheme of conquest and plunder
which cannot but be detrimental to the
business inteiet3 or America?
"The Anglo-Saxon countries, mother
and daughter combined, could call a halt
on an y project of that kind and the rder
would certainly be respected. That such
an alliance would lie advantageous to both
countries is clear to all who are not swayed
by prejudice. England and America
united can stand against the vvjrld, r.nd
I believe such a union is manifest desMny."
CHINA INVOKES AID.
Invites America to Play in
Great Eastern Game.
It is reported, though not on authorit'.,
that this Government has been asked to
be a paity to the great game thxt Is
now going on off the Chinese coast. The
Chinese government, it is said, has turned
to this Government as perhaps the only
great power not interested in getting a
share of China should that empire be dls
membercd. It is understood that the authorities
40 ets. for 100 Feet of Rough Strip,
Either 3 or 4 inches wide- Dryand bright.
here have been unofficially sounded as to
the attitude of Hie United Etates ro.vrrd
the complications in the far East, with
u view to learning whether American in
terests in China were legarded as sufficient
to warrant any active step being taton
by this Government.
Fioin wli.it souices the inquiries have
come is not disclosed. If from Great
Britain, it must have come through Vol.
Hay, the American ambassador, at London,
as the British officials here have received
no instructions as to :he Chinese sit-ia-tlon.
it is well understood, however, ih.it
Great Biftain would look with favir on
any active step by the United States
which would seivc as a check for the
advances of Germany md Russia.
The Ivitish interests in China are ten
times greater than those of Germany, Rus
sia and the United States, md yet, with
Germany and Russia firmly located on
Chinese soil, Great Britain is left In a
sort or a cul-de-sac. It is known aluo
that the Chinese authorities wouldwvel
come a movement by the United States,
and that this has bceu communicated to
Although these soundings.rortheyamourvt
to nothing more as yet, have not taken
official form, they l.ave teen sufficient
to bring out a pretty general understand
ing ae to the attitude of thin Government.
This, in brier, is tlat the United States
has no interest in territorial extension
now going on in China: that she will not
land at anj ot the coast ports of China,
as Gerniat j and Russia have done: and
that her only concern is to guard estab
lished mcrican Interests in China.
These American interests appear to be
much greater than Is generally known.
There to the following American treaty
ports in China: Canton, Chefoo, Clung
Kiang. Fotcliovv. Haiplong, Ha'ikow; Hoi
how, Ichang, Hewkiing, Lungchow;
Hengtst NewcIiang,Ningpo,Pakhol; Shang
hai, Asl ishi, Soochow, Swatow; Tie i-TAr,
Wenchow, Wuhu.and three other ports on
the W est River ot Canton, recently added.
At each of these places there are Aiior
lean settlements and an American reserva
tion, within which Americans may ovtji
property, and try their civil and criminil
cases before their own courts, conducted
by American consuls.
WANTS A MILLION DOLLARS
Man From Mississippi Seeks
dress for Lvncliers' Crimes.
Coming to Wasfririgton to Further
Bis Claim, nopirig- to Enlist Reg
ister Bruce in His Cause.
New York, Dec. 22. There pas.se(ithrou?u
this city today on his way to Washington,
D.C.wnereh? wlllonter.suitforSl ,000,000
against the State of Mississippi, Charles
Lee, a colored man, the sole survivor of
the family of David Lee, every other
member of .which met with a horuble
death on the night of November 4, when
masked White-caps swept along a little
country road outside of Vicksnurg and
dragged the helpless old negro, his vv ife,
and two sons and a daughter from their
cabin, hanged them by their necks from
the trees in the yard, and riddled their
bodies with bullets.
Tlie stoiy ot the events leading up to
the lynching wa told by Lee todaj. The
revenge of a cotton merchant, he said,
was the motive of the crime, although
robticy was made the pretext. Charles
had been absent at the lime of the affair
and on his return sought redress for the
wrong put upon his people.
"I went to the mayor," he said, "to
have warrants sworn our, but he toid me:
We have no use for niggers; get out-' I
was going to see the governor, but was ad
visee' not to do so. I knew that this
meant I would be killed if I did- As I
was leaving Vicksburg, though, last Satur
day, one of the city officials said they
would compromise the matter for S3.000-
I toh. him no. I am going to have my
turn nr.w. lou have allowed everyone
that was dear to me to be niurdpred.
"I arr going to make MIIsMppI pay for
thls if I have to sell the land that comes
to me by my Tattler's death." Lee said
le would lay the matter before Register
Bruc3 at Washington, with a view to ae
curinf; Government action.
KAISER'S PERSONAL PRONOUN.
Remarks Made During- a Visit to
Berlin, Dec.22. It Is reported thatPrinee
Henrv of Prussia, during his lecent -visit
to London, ascertained that Great Eritiin
docs not regard the German occupation of
Kiao Chou Bay as incompatible with Brit
Empeior William, on his visit of inspection
to the r ew fort works at Graudenz, We.st
Prussia, made a speech in which he rointed
out the r eccsslty for strengthening the
country's defenses acainst possible future
attack He added: ''But I Icpe it will
never come t'j tn.it, foronrneighboron th-i
east, my neai. faithful friend, has the
ksame political viewfc as I."
i rus ii n arKis taKcn in certain quarters
as proof of a Russo-Gerniaii agreement re
PENSACOLAS MAYOR RESIGNS
TJe Give: No Unison, hnt n Lexow
Investigation Is On.
Pensaccla, Fla., Dec. 22. Mayor Pat
Mcllugh tr-day tendered Ills resignation as
mayor of tills citv. This is 'he second
resignation that has been accepted by the
board of aiderrnen since the investigation
by Pcrtsacr la's Lexow committee was b2
gun, some dajs ago. .
Theotherte-signation wasthat of Manlul
E. A. Wallace, who was found to be-ihert
in his accounts. Mayor Mcllugh gave no
reason for his action.
Sensational developments are prom.sed
as the investigation proceeds.
Justice Hi-ewer nt Charleston.
Charleston, S. C, Dec. 22. Associate
Justice Brewer, of the United States Si
premc Court, delivered an address at fhe
New England Society's annual hanqmt
here tonight. His subject was "The Sa
crednrss or Home Lire." During the course
ot hiN remarks he referred to the right
of a constable to search a man's house,
and showed that he was opposed to such
legislation. What he said was consider -d
to have reference to the Tillman dispensary
Holiday Rntes to Fort Alonroe, New
port Nows and Norfolk.
Norfolk and Wa&hiugton Steamboat Com
pany will sell tiskets to above points
December 22, 23 and 24, gcod to re
turn until January 2, inclusive, at$3.uO
foi the round trip. it
50 ets. for 100 Feet of Dressed Strip,
Eitner 3 or 4 inches wide-
LETTER FBOUGEM. GOMEZ
Tells How Pantlo Was Turned
Back by Cubans.
SPANISH GENERALS ALL ALIKE
No "Difference IJptwc-en Blanco mL
His PredeetSNors Ijiw Ajrnlnyt
Enilhsu rles to Be Rigidly En
forced -A 1. Old jlun's Terribly
Havana, Dec. 20. Gen.GoKie? has wriucn
from Sancti Spiritus the following let'.r
to a Cubi.n fiiend, under date of HeceoiSicr
"Gen. Pan do had to abandon his eam-
palgn against my troops in this district
in spile of all his boasts that he was going
to pass through thU territory and reach
Santiago de Cuba province by land, at
tacking Gens. Calivto Garcia and Kaiil,
after the extermination of all the patnot-j.
"Instead of that when we had fought
three hard ensi?tments he left suddsily
by sea for Mtmzanlllo and Gen. ri-g-ira.
lld the sirae shortly afterwards. There
Is nothing more like one Spanish general
than another Spanish general- They ail
seem the same- Fando has done ugnnist
me what Weyier did, aud Weyler what
Martinet Carnpos did- Grat rnilir iry
preparatlrns, great waste of men and
money, and the same results-
"I am very much pleased with thecon
munlcations I receive rrom all parts or he
i-land. The spirit ot the army is tha
best, and I am sure that the law against
emissaries, from the Spanish camps, w'io
dare to approach our lines with .Tshaneftil
proposition of autonomy, will be rigidly
The case cf Col. Ruiz has frightened the
Spaniards here, and for the moment all
attempts to send Spatilsh conuniesiorKYs
to the Ir.surgent lines with proposals for
surrender have been given up- A cruel
order c'" Gen- Blanco is now to be exe
cuted on a relplet-s old man, Jose Robau,
father of the well-known insurgent com
mander, Jose Luis Roba", who made him
self consj.icuous during Weyler 's latest
campaign in Santa Clara province. THe
old man is threatened with death ir he
refuses to go to Sagua. where his son is
operating- and deliver him a written in
vitation to surrender to the Spanish-
5etwteii being shot by us aud hanged
byyourson you t.iaychooe."
This is tlie dilemma put an jltl Robau
by an a'ljutantof Gen. Blanco.
Terror prevails among the Cuban families
in Ihwafca, on account oT the threatening
attitude of the conservatives. It is feared
that the death or Col. Ruiz will bsavenged
on the Cuban residents or thi saity,if cfenl
Bk-nco does not energetically restrain the
conservatives and the volunteers.
rri.v i.v.. v ,. ."v..is-i,if,t. f"p.-r
iard against -Mr. Lee has also increased,
and El Tbeblo says that it is a sftn.ie o
Spam that the Ameriran consul ivasai
thorized to send cornniis-ioners to ,he in
surgent camp asking the pardon of a
An Insurgent named Qumones, who sur
rendered today to the Spanish authorities,
has declarpd according to an official ra
port. thatth Cuban Gen. Maria itodrlsuez
was wounded in the battle fought on De
cember 10. The insurgents are enforcing
the dr-oiee of Gen- Gomez, which rorblcV
the grinding of ougar.
The canetie-ids of the estates Menzcal.
Menzcalito, Cttlina and Pao Seco, be
tween Calabazar. Calvario and Arroyo
Naranjo. ? few mines from Havana, were
burned je&terday by the insurgents.
Officiallj it is declared tbatitit r.ct yet
knowr if the burning was intentional or
RiriZ A HRIBE GIVER.
Private Letter Received in S?w
York Condemns Him.
New York, Dec. 22. Senorita Clefnencla
.Arango, sister of Col. Raul Arango, of the
Cuban army, yesterday received a .etter
from a member of the Cuban revolutionary
committee in Havana. This letter, which
brings the first information by marl from
Cuban sources about the killing of i"oI.
Ruiz, is dated December 10. Here :s a
traiislctioi- of the letter:
'Col. .Toaqum Ruiz, the former snper
ietending engineer of the AlLear WMer
Works, paving no heed to orders issued by
Gen. Gomez, and wishing to make little
of the laws of the republic, lad the hardi
ucod to undertake the proposal of auton
omy to Co!. Nestor Aranguren, of the Ha
vana squadron. In consideration of iiisae
cer.lance he was to receive a considerable
sum of money, which was to le increased
In proportion to the number and ranic f tne
Cubans who should accept the insulting
"But Col. Arangueren, in compliance with
orders and setting aside all consideration
of the personal friendship which he had
for the Spanish Intruder, ordered that Col.
Huiz be tried by a summary court-martial.
The military tribunal sentenced him to
death, and he was executed three days
"May Ruiz rest in peace! Honor to
Arariguereu's stoic dfscipluie!
"Canalejas was making ready to go on
a similar errand to Gen. Tedro Hetan
court, in Matanzas. 1 believe he has
now changed his mind. How long vvf.lit
take our enemies to understand that the
sacred cause we defend is independence
Senor Jose Caleles, above referred to, is
was in this city a snore tunc tiring i
find the American feeling on the Cuban
question. He is in Cuba now, trying to
find what effect the offer of autonomy
will have on the Cubans-
COTTON -MEN OF FALL RIVER.
A Strike Rpgnrtltd ns n l'nna.-ea
of Tlielr Woe..
Fall River, .Mass., Dee. 22. The attitude
of the leaders of the operatives has chnwgetl
greatly slnca the reply of the cotton
manufactuiers, refu-lng to rescind the
order for a general cut down of 10 per
cent, in January, was issued last l fght
and today they are advocating a strike
as the only possible relief for the present
IV X BUSINESS COLLEGE-Sth and K,
None better, $25 a year: day or night.
Tile lorniiu. Evening and Similar
Times Cur Cldy cents a mouth.
White Pine Shelving, 10 Inches WIdo
2 cents per foot- Dressed both side.