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WASHINGTON, SATUEDAY, BJECEMBJER ii5. 1897 EIGHT P'AGE3.
ONE CENT, r,c
INVOKES I FOR CUBA
ENGLAND'S APATHY ENDED
at the Fame time has given assurance Mi it I
CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA.
the sojourn or lu r ships at Port Aith-r
will be temporary. Greal Britain r-'c-n;-nizes
the difficulty Russia experiences m
the 12a st. nwlii"- ti Hie w.-int nf frei :-c-
cess to tlie ocean in winter, and, while.
Secretary Slierinan Issues an
Appeal to tlie Public.
Activity Arouses Her
noting tlie itiifsianassurancec, it in nowe-e
ashticiates iis-elf with any imputation of
BIG SQUADRON UNDER ORDERS
The Czar Said 10 Be Preparing
Qimi tei h Tor Ten Thousand Troop.
nt l'ort Arthur Auglii-JarHinese
Alliance Probably Consummated
'-" English Policy Not Announced.
Pproinl Cable Copyrighted.)
London, Dec. 24.-The Daily Mail, which
has gi en ca rtc blance to its corrcspon 1 ;n,
is receiving" from Tokio nothing but brief
commmplaccs. Ths piper says It is
conviueed that the Japanese -authorities
are ceusoiing It dispatches, and tliat the
reports of the tranquility prevailing in
Jap.m aie untrue, it mentions a becret
dispatch tliat cscaivd the censors, which it
says establishes the fact that the course or
affairs in China affords a burning topic
of conveisatlon In the streets and clubs
of Tokio. It declares thai the altitude
of the government is eagerly discuss id, and
adds that the situation iiiay be briefly
,"Eeij point in question lias be;n of
ficially and satisfactorily arranged be
tween Great Britain and .lapa-i. Tlie two
powers have now a firm basis for mutual
action. There is no formal alliance, -nit
the cordial relations existing betwjen the
two countries) may shortly lead to .1 ua al
demonstration by the combined fleets. The
Rritish and Japanese warships will iv:X at
a preconcerted rendezvous, and will go to
the Gulf of Pechili, on which Port Arthur
is situated. "'
A dispatch from Shangliai to a new
aaenc kayo that Russia is preparing tcin
purary quarter for 10,000 troops at Part
The dispatch adds that there is evidence
that tl.t Biitish policy of confplaisatice
-tndnpathv is ended. A British squ.idion
of thirteen ships has left Port Hamilton
and is p'oeecding north along the coat
of Coiea. it is believed, with the idea
of supporting Great Britain attitude
Hcgaidiug tlie actum or Russia In fon
mg the Corean gov eminent to dismiss Mr.
"L McLcavy Drown, its English Jinancial
iidviiei :uid chiel of customs, and substitute
ing a Russian in bis stead, there is reason
to believe that Grent Britain will actively
oppose the Kus-ianl7atiuu of Corea and
UusMa has obtained half a pionu.se ft"o n
the grand council at 1'okin that it wilMIs
mis Sir Ktiheil llait, the Englishman who
is ilirectorof tl e Chinese maritime surto ns.
and other Englishmen 111 the customs at r
vice. Fllty German military instructors to he
Chinese army rcclved notice today ;ii
they will 1 t paid oil when their contracts
There seems 10 be no longer much doubt
here that both Germany and Russia would
welcome Eneland's co-operation in the
worl- of exploiting China. Hut Lord Salis
bury is quiet. Ministerial organs favoiable
to an ag;neEsive policy profeHs to tliiul;
that lu Is playmg a waiting game, but the
impatlft.ee they manifest clearly indicates
that liny are somewhat in the Jark as to
Xobody hii. doutits that if Salisbury has
not already arranged with tlie Japanese
government for a riee hand should h'
conclude to occupy Wei-Hai-Wci, he can
easily do mj. Wei-llai-V.'ei It held by ihe
Mikadc as security for the var indemnity
duo hiu -
Tne Jiaily Graphic, which has good con
nections with Conservative cricle, and
which if. sometimes ren.aikabiywell ported,
jiriuts the following leading article:
"The ideational rumors of the Jabt few
days seem to arise from a misapprehension
of the light by which recent events in the
far East present themselves to the govern
ment. Vhatevcr the ultimate ends of
Russia's iiolicy in that region may be, the
terms on which her squadron lias takn
winter quailers at Port Arthur are quite
regular, from the point or view of inter
national la-vv and custom, and do not af
ford reasin foi protect from a 113 oi'ior
"The Russian government has informed
the British government of these terms, and
May Everyone Have a Good
MERRIEST DAY OF THE YEAR
This I the Kny on "Which IC ri
Kriimie lleig:iis .Supreme V-iauir
ami Ohl Pay Homage to Tinis-.To'i-urcd.
" lPimoiit the door Id sorrotc lie;
We'll bury him in a Christinas jhc,
And ever more he merry."
So the old song goes a fong so old
that the authorship lb lost in antiquity.
IVe may tuecr at our grandmothers being
able to teach us to "suck eggs,'' but all
the bame cur forefathers learnt the ways
of mankind before we did, and had a
good deal of "horse sene.'
They believed in devoting Christmas .lay
to mirth and merriment, and apart from
any religious principles it is a good tiling
to set one daj in the year apart for gen
TIih great providers believe it a goil
thing, airjway, and the great double store
and aui-ex will be tight closed all day
The gieal providers and all their assist
ants aie going to celebrate the day in be
fitting, style and hope everybody else will
Bright and early Monday morning th?y
will be ready to supply the wants of Aie
people, meanwhile they aro going to take
a well-earaed rebt, and wish every one a
very rowry ChrietmaB and a happy Nca
Frank Libbey & Company,
61tb street and Xew Xork avenue.
1 HEHBY GHRIS
Conlliet of Rumors Confute the
New York, Det ember 24. The Loudon
correspondent of the Kvening Post say-.:
The conflict of rumor from all quarters
rcspec-tiim- the situation In the far Ha-t
has been bewildering this week, but those
who piufess to know Lord Salisbury'-,
mind ait pretty c ear ab to Kngland's line
or action. It would 110 doubt suit the
game both of Germany and Russia were
12nglaid to .foin in the game of grab. A
sectioo of the ministerial press is ttronly
arging this course.
Jinglfiutl, they say, should make imme.li
at" teimi with Japan respecting We: Hm
Wei, ai.d place a Biilish fle"t there, "for
lempoiaiy occupation," corresponding to
that "uhlch Russia is making at Poit
Arthur, or that at leabtJJnginnrt sho-ihi
secure in Chusan a naval base, neai r to
the tradt and interests ot central Chini
than Hong-Kong, China, in Tact, accord
iuK to this tlrong section of mluiMerial
opinion, sliould be parcelled 0111 nriich as
the powers are parcelling out Africa-
It niaysaMv : said tin' thisUnotLoid
Salisbury's politr. Liigland has no tlesiro
to hasten Chinese dismembeniient or to ac
quire iurther territory. What bhe desires
aboe e eiything i freedom of trade. H e
are not bad lriendswith either Germany or
Russia," a foieiKii orfice official is leport
ed as Ktying tnis week: 'Thsre is no
reasou wliy tV-re should beany dirricultj.
In any tase we can usually get what we
want." What England wants is wlui
America v. ants open Chinese markets Tor
British trade with China, which now is
four times as larc as that of all other
countries put together. .Mr. Balfour de
clared so far lack as leS! taiat Kiiglaud
had no objection to Russia finding a com
mercialoi.tletou the Pacific which was no'
ice-lKii'i-d hair the year, and as the West
mliistei Gazette puts It:
"England need not lose her head bt cause
yoiingei iials open small shops near her
big shop. England' policy, in i woul, is
a watching policy, not attempting to shut
rivals out from a share of the indefinite
expansion of which Chinese tiade is capa
ble, but taking cveiy step to secure tliat
compel'tlon shall be fair. In puibult of
this policy, the addition of a couple, of
battleships to the fhitifh fleet in Chiue.-e
watcis I most probable."
Hon imu.li, one h is heard it frcquently
remarfced this week, England, Ameiica,
and Japan might together do on this line
of open markets and no aggiession! Their
interests arc leally one in China.
1 Pert- is one siotewt nhy lellex of the in -nueuccs
these developments in China aie
likely to l'ae on Eritish policy. Just as
fears of the United States lore down
iuterproincial jealoiuies 111 CanatU and
hastened confederation, to Sy rev cable
grams suggest tlat .'ustralian federation
is likcl to result from tie picsent f hitting
of the rei lor of European diplomacy un
comfortably nearer to tl eantipodes.
-Vot even the ardent apologists for the
irovernme.il'i Indian policy deny that tlie
year end badly for England there. ,&
one stanch ministerial journal puts it to
day, the campaign is dosed and tlie enemy
unsubdued, idtheugh l.Tol British and
Indian toldieis and 117 British officers
already have been killed and Wound -d.
The Times tiiukc a brave attempt lod.ty
to shov.- that the campaign IS" not a fa.luro,
but the Afridis, witiic-sins; what even th
Cousenatlve newspapers call the "retr-al
rrom Tirah," are not likely to be affect jd
by ck borate London explanations thul
cold, not the enemy, ib the real cauas t
the Britisii retirement.
EXGl.lMI KXGIXEEHS' STRIKE.
"WoiKnieii Continue to Reject Em
London, Dec. 2a.Tie striking cngin.'or.s
in their sjcond ballot up.ai the piopaviis
of the employers, ths result or which is
leturnabie on December 2S, to which date
the conference or the masters and em
ploye adjourned last work, are again ic
jecting the propositions made by tne
masteis in the conference. The leaders or
the striker insured the result by combin
ing two questions in tho ballots. Thie
questions were: "Are you in favor of ir-e
proposals of the master in reeard to their
management of workshops?' and "Are
you in ravor or a working week of fifty
Natuiallj, all of the men support the
iatter question against which the em
ployers vxy. all along contended, and ipon
which they arc still unyielding in their
opposition. The masters declare that they
neveroffered such a compromise, and tn.;y
are now formulating plans for a wide ex
tension of tiieir proposed lock-out.
I-ON'G FIGHT "WITH FLAMES
Firemen. Ardloiis "Work at the
Fosetti Restaurant Fire.
Chicago, Dec 24. -A 11 night lou and
until 9:30 this morning forty engines ami
hundreds or riremen fought tlie stubborn
flames t htch destroyed tho building. Xo&.
101 and 100 Madison' btreet, occupied .y
tlie Fosetti lestauranl and bufret, ,d
Mussey & Co. billiard hall.
At that hour Chief Sweeney ordered a
change of men, and the fir.' fighter who
had beei. at work all night were relieved.
Their faces vcre covered with frost and
their helmets and coats with ice. They
Avcrc exceedingly tired after fifteen hour
of continuous toil in the cold.
Tonight .1 majority of the engines wore
relieved, as l he rire was pronounced under
control, but three companies remain on
duty art', contli ue to pom water Into ihe
In all,foity-seven persons were hurt, t)ht
none mortally, it i thought. Fire Captain
O'Connor and Policeman Larkin are both
ASHORE OX THE ROCKS.
Steamer From iiobile ana a Schooner
Wrecked Off Delaware.
Philadelphia, Dec. 24 At the EreaK
water this morning northwest gales blew
at a terrible pace, and the result was that
the sidewheel steamer James A. Gomez,
from Mobile, Ala., bound for New York,
and the echooner Samuel W. Ball were
forced, on the rocks.
When the schooner Samuel W.Rall went
ashore. Captain Mumford had a narrow es
cape with his life, but the captain and
crew were saved. It was feared the
schooner will h a complete loss, as she is
high on the bar.
Trc Hal! is owned by Samuel Ball, of
Frederica. Del., and was bound with a
carjwof lumber from Wilmington, N.C.
"We keep everything in lumber and
mill work that enters in or about buildings.
' . ' - 4
A iff IliHwterSf
THE G0LISE1 II RUINS
Structure in Which Bryan Was
Nominated Destroyed by Fire.
MANY CASUALTIES REPORTED
Largest Building in the World Under
One Roof Set in a Rlaze by an
Electric- Current Destroyed in
11 F w Iiiuites Fair Jit Projrtss
nt the Time.
Chicago, Dec. 24. The ColiMiem, thu
largest Iwildnig undei one roof in the
world is in ruins. Fire broke out in the
north gt-Ilery at 5-30 o'clock this after
noon, and in an almost incredibly short
time tht entile structure had collapsed, a
mass of burning debrR It is rumored hat
two or more lives were lost, but the
minor cannot be verified until the ruin
The loss to the Coli-eum Company is in
the neighborhood or S1SO.O0O, with -in
insurance of 20,000, distributed among
twenty-six companies. None of the in
jured will die. A list of those "reported
W. J. Motley and William Robertson in
charge or a to-called X-ray machine, where
the fire stalled, both barned about the
V. J. "Wheelock, watchman for the
Coliseum Company, hands burned in opening
an exit for tho people who weie in the
Peter Footc, watchman, slightly binned.
Hany Parker, New York, employe of
Luxemburg Ait Exhibit, slightly burned.
G. A. Lyons, employe of the Luxemburg
Exhibit, slightly burned.
Mrs. Ljons employe of the Luxemburg
Exhibit, lightly burned.
James Mailer, fireman, stunned by elec
tric cut 1 cut.
Rober Hanley, fireman, hurt by falling
Helen Younger, manager for "Mouline
Rouge," shocked by a live wire.
The building was occupied by an amuse
ment enterprise known as the Winter Fair
and Ainusfaiucnt Carnival. 1 1 was intended
by the Western Attraction Company, which
managed the enterprise, to hold a raanu
"Uofbrau" Beer for Christmas.
Telephone Abner & Drury, "1077," and
they will deliver a case of their himoiib
"Hafbrau" in time for dinner. It
Winter is the dull season for tho
lumber business, hence we cut price.
Uxcle Sam: "What do I gel?"
facturers' expo'-ltionr but exhibitors in tho
industrial Hue were hard to get into the
industrial and manufacturing end of tlie
affair was abandoned.
In tlie center Ott)'? building (he Coils-em
company had built a large tank for cyole
skating. On the main floor were several
concessions, including an exhibit of paint
ing, it of wbicn had any merit, booths
for the sale of Oriental goods; the "Mouline
Rouge, in wjfiich a number or wom;n
posed in alleged "iut" groups; two costly
machines of the1 merry-go-round type, "tc.
The galieiy was devoted to Egypda:,
Turkish, Irish, Cuban, Greek. Armenian, and
other villages arfdHlieaters.
All tlie exhibitors" lost, everything they
had in the bulldiifg, and there was not, a
far as can ben learned, a dollar of in
surance on anyot the property or exhibits.
Morley and Rojbertson were getting Mielr
x-ray machine in'readiness for the evening's
exhibition, when the electric current .el
fire to the inflammable apparatus, and in
an iiiitr.nt the flalncs shot upward.
From the north ejid of the building wl'.ere
the lire staitetbthe flames spread rapidly,
the dry timbers of the building burning
like tinder, andin lets than ten minutes
the south end; ffl0 'feet away, was in
flames. Thij Jiremeu pay that it was but
(sixteen minutes from the time the fire
started until eieij" one of the great steel
arches, which were the support or the
roof, "V eie prostrate.
Tlie Coliseum, though it existed less than
two yea is, waj,ihe scene of many notabie
gatheiings. "Uhe building was put up in
the eaily surrjiiier of 180G, replacing the
original structure, which collapsed August
21, 1S'.5. The new structure was larger
than the old one. It was twice as lame
as Madh-ou Squae, Garden in Now York.
Its dimension "We're 700 feet by 300 feet.
In it construction there were consumed
2,500,000 pound of steel, 1.250,000 feet
of lumber and a,000,oo0 bricks. The
spans of the gicat steel arches were 230
feet in the clear, and were 70 feet above
ground at the apexj The galleries, which
extended entirely an.und the building, w;re
35 feet wide, and the total flor space of
the building was; seven acres.
The Coliseum wafrllie scene of the Demo
cratic National Convention in July, 1S00,
when William J. Bryan became the leader
of the r-emocratic' party and free silver
its watchword. It !ins sheltered suchshov -s
as Bufalo Hill's Wild West, the Barn 1111
Bniley aggregation: and the late unfortu
nate Horn? Show Tlie building was owned
by a stock company, of which John T
Dickinson was president.
It v-a reported tonight that a young
woman named Pauline, last name uu
known, went into the burning building
shortly before, its collapse, in search or
her uiolhcr, and that she was not seen
again; also, that tvo men in one of the
midway rhows were burnad in the ruins
whil3,cr'ying to rescu e t heir of fects. Neither
report can-lie Mibstantiated.
Do yr.11 kilow thafr you can have
The .Morning, Evening; and Sunday
Times the only OUPI.ETK nt-v.s-papor
published In Washington
hervetl to you by currier for fiffy
cents; u month?
Clear North Curolina flooring $1.7:1
per 100 ft; all one width and one length.
FOUR CHILDREN SUFFOCATED.
Were Askep and Forgotten When
11 Fire Broke Out.
Philftilelphla, Dec. 24. -Four young chil
dren of Leo Niedbulky, a Pole, living in a
poor trieiiK-nt house at No. 17 Christian
strppl, were suffocated in a small bedroom
where they were asleep, this morning. The
iLothet had gone out and left them alone.
Fin; started in the apartment's, and no
one seems, to have reme iiuercd that the
children were there. After it had been
extiugi I shed the dead bodies of the childre.i
were f nnd.
DA NX A LEADERS CONFIDENT.
"Will Eat Their Christmas Dinner Re
garding "Everything Lovely."
Cleveland, Dec. 24. "Everything U
Iovelj," said Col. Charles Dick, secret.uy
of the Republican national committee, and
Seuatoi Raima's right-hand man, at tbe
conc'usion of an important conference cf
Ilanna leaders. The colonel, 0:1 being
pressed to be more explicit, would only
add. that Senator Banna is absolutely cer
tain of beingelectedto succeed himself.and
that the opposition to him,, which Charles
L. Kurlr La trying: to foment, would n it
materifli7e into vote5.
John R. Molloy. clerk of Uhe houe of
representatives, said: "i'oa know I ne'er
give interview, but I will make an a
ceptlou today, and say that every Re
publican elected to the legislature will
vote for Banna."
A nothei man who attended the conference
said: "We are not worrying about Kurtz.
People w cn't kr.ow he is in existence
after this Senatorial matter is settled."
DEMOCRATS OPJPOSE BCSIIXKLL
Not Favored us a Compromise Can
didate Against Ilniina.
Colun.bu-., Ohio, Dec. 24. It develops
tliac the ptopo'ltion of Mime or the Demo
cratic leaders to help send Gov. Buslimll
to the Senate if possible Is encoiimerl'u op
position from tlie rank and rile of the
Democrats. They manifest a disposition
to diav. th-j line on any one more rt lieal
than a, silver Republican. On this re
count thsre has come to be much talk of
A. f?. Mcf'lure, of Wooster, ex-member or
Congress, who left the Republican par'yon
the money question. When asked if any
proposition had been made to him to I e
conie the compromise candidate of the
DtMiioctt'ts and the Kurtz Republicans, Mr.
Mcf'lure refused to commit- hlmselr.
LieuL Gov. Jones has written to his
friends here declining to take p-irt In the
Republican senate caucus. He says t'at
while he would under other circnnijtaiiLts
be glad to take part in the caucus, tie did
not think it would bd a "square deal nt
present. If the Republicans: had an jvr
whelmlng majority he oaid he u-juhl be
Klad to enter the caucus, but where tl e
voto was ; evenly divided between the
two parties he thought the better part ror
him would ba to stay out-
IV3T BUSINESS COLLEGESth and K.
KoDe better; $25 a year; day or night.
Good, samml N. C. flooring, .l.-IO
per 1 00 cut: all one width and length. J
SPAIN'S ie m in
Does Not Abate Under the Benef
icent Blanco's Rule.
MURDER SICK AND WOUNDED
A Few I'ictures. That Probably Pro
voked the Execution of Rnlz
Butcher "Weylei - Assistants Have
Not Been Recalled Filibusters
Are Reported Released.
Havana, Dec 24. Eight members of an
expedition from the United States, who
are said le have landed early in 1S95 with
Gen. Antonio Maceo, and who were kept in
prison at Santiago de Cuba, were released
Tne population of Cubaisorapidlydisap
pearing that the latest statistics show
100,000 more deaths than births on the
island. The conceutrados furnish most of
the victims. The causes of so many deaths
are starvation, beri-beri (an awful malady
caused by hunger), smallpoxand,abo.eall
the cruelty or the Spanish troops.
Such brutal commanders as Geus. Moroto
and Moline and Col. Fonsdeviela. who
made themselves infamous in the days of
Gen. Wej l'er, have not been recalled from
the field by Gen. Idanoo, and they con
tinue the wai.ton butchery of non-combatants,
exactly as they did under the
regime ci the former captain-general.
TIuj conduct of thu war ha3 merely
changed some of its aspects in the cities,
but in the country the military operations
are carried on with thesamc barbarity.
In the province of Matanzas Gen. Moline
is devastating the country and herding
tlie pacii'icos around the towns. In fa X
tile lion combatants are still huddled to
gether. In ppitc of all the decrees of
Blanco the paciricos are kept within the
line called "tlie ones of cultivation,'
which are immediately around the towns
controlled by tlie Spanish columns.
Gen. Btrnal is no less cruel in Pinnrdel
Rio province Two miles fiom Artemisi.
he found, on December 1 5, a Caban hospital,
and massncicd over forty sick and wouuded
insurgents and two women. Xear the hos
pital he found ths office of aCubnn prefect,
which if the name given to the civil
employes of tbegoiernmneb of the Republic
of Cuba. This official was in charge
of the hospital cud the women and chil
dren. Tlie prcfecto was living in a hut and
in four laiger huts wore twelve women
and their chlldieu. The huts were burned
and shots were fired at the women as
they fle.l to the woods. Ten women
escaped, iiiine wounded, and two were
killed. Tho picfecto was hanged.
Sonnd common N. C. flooring $1.25
per tuu ft.; an one wiutn; Kim dried. ,
THE PRESIDENT DIRECTS IT
Asks American People to Delp cho
Starving J.slituder.s Gen. I.te Wilt
Receive and Distribute Contribu
tions, "Which the SjKiiiiurds Will
Admit Free of Duty.
The Secretary or State issued yesterday
an apptal to the American public In aid of
the suffering people, in the Island of Cub-i.
The eddress ha been issued by the De
partment of State, the usual channel for
communications relatlup to foreign nation,
and its text shows that it was Inspired
by th- rieidant-
The appeal is- as follows:
"Department of State,
"Washington. Dec. 24, lSh.
"By t'Irection of the President, the public
is informed that, in inference to the earnest
desire of the Government to contribute by
effective action toward the relief of .he
suffering people in the Itdaudof -Uba. r
raug.Tiients have been perfected by which
charitable contributions, in rroney tr 'n
kind, can be sent to the island oy- the
benevolently disiioxed people of -he onittd
'W'ouey. provisions, clothing, medicines,
and th- like attlclesof prime necessity can
be foi warded to Gen. Fiuhugh Lee. .ie
Consul Central of the United States at
Havana, ami all articles now dutiable ny
law, so consigned, will be admitted Into
Cuba free of duty." The Consul Gent-ril iks
been instructed to receive the same and
to co-operate With the autnoritiesand ti.e
charitable boards for the distribution of
such relief among the destitute and r.eedy
people of Cuba.
'The President is confident tliat the
people of the United States, who ha.-c on
many occasions in the past responded most
generous!'- to tlie cry for l.reatl from people
stricken by ramlne or aire calamity, end
who have beheld no less generous action
on the part of foreign communities wfieri
their own countrymen have suffered from
fire and Hood, will lietd the appeal f jr aid
that comes from the destitute at trt-'ir t wn
threboSd and, especially at this season of
good will and rejoicing, give of Mielr
abundance to this humane end.
The appeal lias the sanction of the
Spanish government, as is shown by the
statemeut it contains that the supplies
which are on the Cubin dutiable list will
be aumtUed free of such duty. The text
also nit Kes no distinction between the ut
ferer?, whether they are Spanish, Cuban or
The arrangements made by the State De
partment will greatly facilitate the sewl
4- of tlie supplier, all of which are to
be addressed simply to Gen. Fitzhngh Lr?,
Consul General at Havana, Island orCubu.
Thi airbtigcment Is ttie solution of a
problem of longstanding. There liavebeen
several efforts made in this direction by
private orgauizatit-ns. and it is -:atet
that some money has been sent by one of
the organizations of this city.
Secretary Sherman Avasone of the Cab
inet officers who remained with the t--i-dent
after the Cabinet meeting yestenlty,
when the address was talked overand ity
term agreed upon.
PAI.JIA DISCUSSES IT.
A Strong Lessun in Humanity to
New York, Dec. 21. Seuor T. Estrad.t
l'alma, delegate of the Cuban Republic
said tonight about the president's appeal
to American charity in behalfof the starv
ing people of Cuba:
"At f.ist sight it may appear strairre
that the head of the nation asks from it
people charitable aid for a foreign cumiry.
It seems more natural that such a -tep
should be taken by charitable association
or the United States 1" view of he fact
that the Queen ot Ppaln, the Spanish ko.--ernment,
and the Spanish people ire so
indlffeient to the sufferings which are
the cot cvquence of the barbarous wartue
of the Spanish army.
'I tie nor 1 now or any other ca -e in mod
ern history where the read of a nation has
taken President McKin ley's attitude.
But the first impression of wonder disap
pear upon a careful reading of the appil,
especially wlen one bears in n.ind whar is
roiug on in Cuba. The whole thinir loiKs
like a Ics-on to Spain in humanity and
"The appeal is an official confirmation
of the declaration that the awful ClamitieB
inflicted on the non-combatants and de
fenseless people of Cuba by Gen. Weyler
have not diappeared under Gen. Blanc-
in spite of all .statements to the contrary.
It is a confirmation of the. Teports of the
Cubans, denied by the Spaniards, that tne
situation of the concentrados in Cuba hat
"In -short, the appeal of President Mc
Kiniey H, in my opinion, a proof that 'he
near future spoken of by him in his latest
me-,ige, wht n humanity, civilization, awl
American 1-tror shall impose Americtn
intervention to end the cruel exterminat ion
of a people at the very doors of thl?
great nation, is now at hand."
AFRAID OF FILIBUSTERS.
Trensiiry OffitiuI on the Florida
Aetitifr Secretary Spaulding yesterday in
structed Treasury orficers on the FlorhU
coast to prevent tlie departure of a fili
bustering expedition which for some day
has been planned for Christmas or Sun
day. Reports received by the department;
from its officer locate the men, munitions
and pu'nt of tleparture. unless this latter
fihallbc abruptly cli tngetL The department
declines to state the points at which prep
arations are making and where the ex
pedition will try to leave.
TIII'Y KILLED EACH OTHER
Fatal Shots Between a Deputy
Sheriff and a Colored Man.
Colun bia.S.C. Dec. 21. Deputy Sheriff
Philip Boston, oT Williamsburg. andHenrv
Turnei. a tegro, killed each other to la 7
near Kingstrec. The officer went to t!u
negro'a house to arrest him. It is not
known what the crime was with which lie
wa"3 arcused. There seems to have been
no witnfsses to the tragedy- I'lstoi nil,,.
were heard at Turner's house, and laWr
the two men were found near each jther
ls-iucu sueiving e, arisen &wie
aim ootn cuges,aioi;iieupei b"". i--.