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Circulation yesterday, 39,358
Fafr; ."warmer; southerly wiiicls.
, NO. 1,851.
WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, DHOEMB.ER ii 3 Sy 7 EIGHT PAGES.
JAPANESE TIKE ACTION
Big aval Demonstration With
ENGLAND AT PORT HAMILTON
Situation in the East Grows ilore
und More- iserious Thu Insular
Empire Not Anxious for V:ir
Until Her New Ships Arc Com
pleted. - London, Dec. 28. It is a dull day in
- -the British foreign office when it is net
advised that tome predatory power'lias
grabbed a piece of Chinese territory.
A dispatch from Shanghai to a news
agency here says it is reported that more
than twenty Japanese varbhips arc Avail
ing for mstiuctions near Goto Island. Tlic
fleet, -vvlilch includes the Fuji, recently
completed in England, and the Chen Yuen.
which was captured from the Chinese dur
ing the late wa is understood to he act
ing in close touch with Vice Admiral Sir
Alexander Ruller, commamicr-in-cliief of
the British fleet on the China station
The dispatch adds that Japan -will cer
tainly oppose a permanent Russian occu
pation of Port Arthur.
The sudden dissolution of the Japanese
Diet -was, as intimated in these dispatches
yesterday, owing to the wtr spirit of
the opposition, coupled with v.int of con
fidence in the ministry.
It I expected in Shanghai, according to
the dispatch that the Japanese flpct wi!
'try to prevent the landing of Ruwlanie-
iiifortvmenti that arc expected froxnOdcsxi
Tor the protection- of the Siberian Railway.
The Paris correspondent of the Daily
Mall has had an interview on the situa'Jun
with M. Kurine, the Japanese minister to
M. Kurino leprcscnted that Japan was
committed to a peaceful role for three years,
after which time her riect would he
ECcond only to Great Britain's. Japan,
he added, intended to be the Great Britain
of the Pacific. 11. Kurino iefcrrHl m
detail t tin fcirty-fivc waiships and 12G
torpedo boats that aic now under cou
ttruction for Japan.
Of course, the occupation by Russia jffc
tcrday of Kin-Chan was an exciting -Jice
of news, but it was, not permitted to hold
the boards very long.
The special diipatOi announcing thit
the British fleet has anchored at Port
Hamilton is more grateful to English
CHINESE AHK ALARMED.
Disappointed That England Has Not
Stood by Them.
Fekin. Dec 28. The government is
alarmed by the situation arising from the
seliuieofKiao Chou Bay.audis bewildered
tiirougr not knowing the intentions of the
other powers. China would like to resiht
Germany, but is Kvrirs to do so without
aid. She is disapiointed that Great Uritain
has not come forward t j help her.
The orricials see no help, but will .vait
until Princ Henry of PrusMa can, as they
say, land his mailed fist and weave his
'FRANCE AND RUSSIA DISAGREE.
Reported I-s-ue on the Payment of
Chinese Debt to Japan.
London, Dec. 2S.-A dispatch to the
Morning Post lrom Paris says that ncgo-
Tic Great Providers.
go through ihe house and
jot flown all the things you
think you'd like to have. All
the furniliire, hoiiscfurnish
ings, carpets. Then submit
the list to us. If we cannot
supply yon with those identi
cal articles at bargain prices
they must he something very
out of the way. We've
bargains this week for every
corner of tlic house. It's
our cleaning up week be
fore stock-taking and lots
of tilings are marked far
Bargains in Parlor Suites,
" Chamber Suites,
" Dining Room Suites.
" Library Suites,
" - Chairs,
- " Couches,
" China Closets,
etc., etc.. etc.
CASH OR CKEJDIX.
MAYER & PETTIT,
415417 Seventh St.
Pninli Libber & Company,
-Btxth stieet and New York aicnue.
Rations have been proceeding in that city
between representatives or Russia nnrt
France for the raising or a loan of SSO,
000,000 for the panose of paying ihe
indemnity due from China to Japan Mid
thus securing the Japanese evacuation of
rr.incc was determined that a French
bank should head Ihe loan, while Russia
demanded that the Russ0.CIiinese Banl:
should ilo so. The difficulty resulted in
tlic breaking- off or tlio negotiations and
a coolness between tiio negotiator. The
obvious objector lite loan was to enable
Russia to occupy "Wcl-Hai-Wcl.
GHEBK SniPS AGAIN FIRED OX
Violation of Promise.., Given by
Athens, Dec. 28.- The Greek gunboats
that were lined on by the Turkish troops
garrisoning one of the forts at Prc-veza, on
the Gulf of Ambracia, while
attempting to leave the gulf, on Sat
urday last, and compelled to
return to their anchorages, left
today, reiving upon the promise given by
the Tone to Prince Mavrocordato. the
Greek minis) ci to Turkey, Hut they would
be allov.vd to depart without hindrance.
As the vesf els were leaving all the forts
at Frcveza -opened fire on them and a
numbei of troops who lined the quay
fired repeated Volleys at them. The ves
sels were apparently undamaged.
It Is presumed that Turkey intends In
ner action in firing upon the vessels to
create a precedent closing thu Gulf of
X)K-oIntioii of the Diet.
Kobe. Dec. 2S. The dissolution of the
Diet has greatly angered the political
parlies. It is pmlable that Marquis Ito
and Count Okuma will form a coalition
government, which will adopt a vigorous
foreign policy. The military party is -Mirer
for action. There is oxtraordlnarj activity
in the military and naval departments
and a nun bei of warships are assembling
HONOLULU VESSEL ARRIVES
Auti-Aniicxatioiiisis Are Encour
aged by Press Reports.
Republican. Satisfied Willi Privnu
Advices nnd the Presi
nonolul:., Dec. 17, ia San PrancUco.
Dec. 2S. Piesioent McKInlcy'e incsouge
reached licre early yesterday morning and
was eagerly read, together with the news
in the r3pcis fiom the coast. Both sides
were encouraged by the pi ess reports.
The anti-annexationitts h-ie ft.lt all
along that their cause wis l-opeless, and
that the que'tioii would be tettled in a
hurry as soon as the Senate convened. The
report at a iwc-thlrds favorable ote
was not in sight rc-i wakened hope in their
breasts, and they were correspondingly
The annexationists liad private advices
from VaM Infton that confirmed their
views, and not the slightest fear of fuluro
could 1 e drawn from one of them. The
will of the American people is for an
nexation, ami the Admini'iiatSoii is pledged
to it. It cannot fail- This or a similar
statcn cut is heard on all side-, and there
is impnoit faith in the ability or Pres
ident McKiiilev to carry the measure out.
The board of immigration has istued
permits for the admission of 7D5 contract
lalorcrs lrom Japan, divided among the
various plantations. They will arrive
in about two months.
The "U S S- Bennington returned to
port on December in from a enlse nnd
iragee practice ofr the Island of Mani.
The Baltimore will take her turn at the
targets ncM week.
Judge Denry C.Caldwell. of Little Hock,
Ark., tiicuit judge of the Eig'ith judicial
circuit, will spend the winter here. He
has been mi.ch benefited in health by the
mild clue ate.
The Pantile Mail steamship China, with
Hawaiian register, ai rived last night, eight
days six hours and rifteen minutes frmi
Yokohan-n, eclipsing the best previous rec
ord byon day. one hour and torty -ninutes.
Her raslesl days run was 427 knot"?. Vice
rresiduil Schwerln. of the company, is on
board, and Ms desire to hi at home in San
Francisco on Christmas Day icsulted in this
burst of si eed.
Xoa. a native, was hang. I here on Decem
ber i:t lor ihe murder of a Chinese store
keeper, on Molokai .Mountain, in July last
This was the first execution since 1S8,
and the rirst time in thirty years that a
native hat :ret the death penalty here.
Fine Pipe Organ Burned.
Chicago. l.e. 28. -The magnificent auto
matic pips rgan lu the main office of the
Great Northern Hotel was destroyed by f ire
thisevcnlng. The organ co-t Slo.000, ami
was one or the finest of its kind In thl
cr.untry. Ihe lire was caused by wires
connected with the electrical apparatus
which operated the great organ becoming
crossed. When the Tire started the organ
was playing "A Hot Time."
3Ictliodit Ministers in Session.
Cleveland, Ohio, Dec. S. The .Methodist
ministers in regular session today disc issvd
card playing and dancing. The general
discusilon ran to the idea that it was the
best waj not to legislate against sin in
the church? but to leavv that to t!o in
dividMal. Theater ind card parties were
brought up for discussion, and it was
decided that it was better to leave Miese
n titters to lie judged by the individual.
Putin ma Canal Company Electing.
Paris, De1- 2K-Tlie half jvarly meeting
of the new 1'aiama Onal Conip-iny wis
held today. A report wasstibmittcd ex press
ing hope for the final completion jf the
canal. The report referred to the impend
ing -libit of the Nicaragua Canal CommJs
sion, and expressed the conviction that the
Congress and people of America willevont
r.ally accept the I'anama scheme.
CupidV Pranlr on a Visitor.
WiiiStcad, Conn., Dec- 28 Frank Hub
Hard, of ilcilden, came here to spo.id
Christmas. While here he met John
Daniels, who Introduced him to his sev
cntcan-j'car-olil daughter, it wae a ca-c
of love at first sight. They Averc en
gaged bcroru he lert the house and were
Do you know tliat you can have
Tho MoriiinHT, -Evening and Suadav
Times the onlj- COMPLETE news
paper published In Washington
herved to you by carrier for fifty
cents a mouth?
Wo keep every thinj; in lumber and
mill vol k that enters la or abojt buildings.
PAifi IS M 10 ROUT
Reverses More Terrible Than at
LOSS IS FULLY 2,0G0 MKN
Spanish .Military Men in Hnvann
Generally Crltiuise, His Opera-
tionsi Insurgents Active Xe.il'
Havana Big; Expedition With Suj -
plies, for Patriots Lands.
navnna, Dec. 28. Gen. Pando, who was
expected in Santiago de Cuba with two
battalions, lias ai lived there on a steamer
from Maiinnillo. The disaster encoiintcied
by ijjs troop3 at the Cauto Itlvor was more
terrible than was at first reported. He
retiirne'd to Munziuiillo with only half of
the men composing the three columns with
which he started from there.
It is estimated that over 1,000 Spanish
soldiers liavu perished in the three fights
betweer Pando and Gania and about
1,000 niorc have disappeared, their where
abouts being-absolutely unknown to the
Spanlrads. It is believed that many of
them have perished of hunger in the open
country or have been clnsed like wild
beasts by the insurgents.
Gen. Pando Is harshly criticised here
by Spanish military men. The -respon
sibility foi the disaster rests cntircly
npon him, because lie started from Mmi
zanlllo with his army poorly provided with
food, and after the flrt unsuccessful
attempt to dModge Garcia from his
positions, famine piend among the Span
ish soldiers. .Many of them deseited to
search for food in the country nnd met
their end at the hands of Garcia's van
guard. Since the war began no Spanish inilitary
doreat lias caused such inteu-e excitement
here. The press censorship tries to pre
vent all knowledge of the affair from
getting abroad. Today an oriicial state
ment has ben-glven out to revive the hopes
or the Spaniards. It says:
"On tlu road to Cauto del Rambarcadero,
the lnsui gents fled, utterly beaten by the
Bpanibh troops. They abandoned their
trenches and ramps, Uieir cat tie and a large
quantity of ov nnmite and other explosives,
besides many arms. Their killed and
wounded were very numerous, but th.y
took thrrn away on 1 heir retreat."
Nobody has been deceived. All the
real news coming by cable from Manz.mlllo
and pigcon-l.oJed in the captain general's
office confirms the reportfe of the Spanish
disaster-, and defeat has followed on de
feat, for jesterday Gen. Segura met the
same fate as Gen. Pando. He failed in
a fresh attempt, with 3,500 men, to con
trcd a section of the Cauto River..
Detwceu Mliias and Campo Florida, two
railroad stations a few miles from Havana,
the latte" being the place near where Col
Uulz was slot, a strong force of insur
gents, commanded by Brigadier Nestor
Arancuren, completely routed a Spanish
detachment of CoO soldiers this morning.
The fight took place on and around the
Rafael bridpt. After the Spaniards re
tired Aranguren blew up the bridge With
dynamite. It was considered averystrong
Spanish military position in this province.
Positive news lias been received heie
of the safe landing on the northern const
of Santa Ciara piovlnce of a big expe
dition for the patriots. . The supplies
were dclivt-ied to the Cuban forces sent
to receive thtm by Gen. Maximo Gomez.
"Near Sancti Spirltus a fierce engage
ment took place three days ago bet.v.jen
the insurgents under Gomez and the Sp m
iards under Aguierre. Nothing is known
here of Ihe results except that the Span
isdi official, report says that the insurgents
lost twenty n tn killed and two prisoners,
while Gen. Aguirrc's forces had only two
killed and siven wounded.
The floating dock was floated again this
morning in the bay.
The culvert near Minas, the first section
east of this city, on the United Railroad, of
Havana, was yesterday blown up with
dynamite by the insurgents.
A Madrid dispatch says the Insurgent
leader, Juan Rius Rivera, has been cent
to the Mont Juich fortress in Taici'lona.
Rius Rivera said that he approved of
the killing of Lieut. CoL Rui7, and added
that if it had been in his power lie vvjind
likewise have killed Gen. Pando nv'ien
Pando invited him in his cell at the
CihanaE fcrtioss to accept autonomy with
a condition for bis ielea"-e.
Squadron Going; to Key West.
The South Atlantic Squadron will
sail for the Florida coast about January 10.
Ahou.1- two months ago it was stated that
the Spanish authorities objected to the
American war vessels in the neighborhood
of Cuba It is believed that no opposition
has been ut god to the present plan of having
this squadron at Key "xVet for the winter.
WORK OF DURRANI '.5 LAWYERS.
Proceedings, to Yltiate the Verdict
of the J 11 ly.
San Francisco, Dec. 28. Durraut'j, at
torneys today succeeded in bringing out the
testimony of Attcrncj Campbell, who de
elated thalsome time ago, whileathme'i, lie
met Horace Smyth, ose of the jurors in the
Dinrant ctuo, and trat Smyth boasted 'h it
he had private infoimation of the abnormal
and monstrous act of Durrant which in
fluenced Ins "verdict.
Accident to JSx-HegMcr Chittenden.
New York, Dec 28. L. -K. CJiiUenden,
Register or the Treasmy under Lincoln's
administiatlon, had hia arm broken in
an accident on the street last Wedne-day.
He is exiting alon nicely, although it will
be several week" before lie will be able to
be out. .Mr. Chittenden, while crossing
Twenty-thiid street, dodged a cable car,
only to bs run down by a butcher's wagon.
He was taken to his home and is uo.v be
ing cared I'or there.
Winter is the dull senson for tlto
lumber business, hence we cut prices.
SIX .MONTI! VOil HArCLIFFF..
Ac-tor Convleletl of Wife Reallnj;
3duM Pity a "- lTiavy Penally.
New York, ih'C. 2P. Acloi Ratfllffe,
iccentlj convicted of benting his wifnT
was lyoPgliL up in the couit of ge-H'ml
sessions tc-daj aifd'Sentenc',d To Ml nio'i"is
in the penitentiary. IiH'gt .Vwlnirger,
in paiiir ei tunc1, uiiiaiLed that vil
beu ting was not popular among Ame rice u,.
thougl. It inignl be .Huong citizens of
another evnintiyf and ha pnPnsed to iuce
ids ease an example and a warning.
RatcHrte's lM"vrs after vard wnt he
roic Justict Dickey, of the supreme ;onil,
of White I'lains; and obtained a st iv .11
this execution of Hi sentence. Uaicliffe,
they said, would remain in the l'oni is
for seveial d-iy unlir Justice Dicfcvy e
elded 01 ihe iwantHig of .1 cvitfficjte
of leasonable d mht. The writ is relu li
able on Monday.
3NJMA.V UUttZV IX D1SCHACE.
Too Much Eire" Water Carries film
Jer-oyCity, Dec. 2S.-.lairie8 I.oiig
feather, chief of file Pottawattonncs, was
arraigned in Jib-tfoc Kevin's court toilay
on a cliargo of burglary.
The chief, with much dlguitj , den-d that
he liad onteied the hmiae with iinl.iwrul
purposes. Ho said he Ind drunk a heap
or Jirewatt-r, and had nitnlfsMy winder jd
into the lioiifc. ' Justice Npvm nrquitled
the Indian of wrong douiK 111 entering tue
house but fined liiin 'JZ for the assault.
OHIO DEMOCRATS MAY HELP
Report of a Union With Opponents
of ilanna. -
Alien O. aiyei'f.jMalies AniioiiiieenieiU
of the PIiuls of the Party
J lies Fnvurs Jt.
Collin bus, Ohiq.' Dec. 2S. -Alien 0. Myers
aniioiuicco loduyidcfinitely that the Dem
ocrats would unite vithanti-Hain.i Repub-lic-ans
in reorganising the house He said
they would support Harry G Mi-oa, of
Cleveland, for speaker, and Charles Ger-
rish, of CoIuirJnis, for clerk, no declared
that the light would be on non-party lines
and would be against trusts and iionop
olists. He Bald that Mason was the best
man for speaker because he had a -lear
record on the Roger.s fifty-year franchise
law. SenitorOscarjSlieppard. of Preble county,
who is claimed by the antl-Hanna pe
pie, arrived today. Re refused to commit
himself on the Senatorial question, but
declared lie vas pledged to no one He
said that the logte or the situation might
require him to vote for soinaoncelse beside
Ilanna. ' ,
The city is filled villi detectives .nd
secret service tn.n. It is claimed that th.-y
are in the employ of the Ilanna men. AH
doubtrul Republicans and Democrats art
being closely watched. Col. Dick's i r
r.'val Isbelng awaited with'everl.sh liixiety
The legislators are coming in nud the big
circus has started.
1 1 is reported today that Jike Donaldson's
old manager will have charge of Ranna's
finance- depctment. Allen O.Myers, tins
morning, declared that the statement of
John J. L'nU that Chairman Jjncs, of
the National Democratic Committee" was
opposed to the Democrats voting for a Re
publican to defeat Ilanna. was false.
Myers says that Chairman Jones is heartily
in favor of the scheme to defeat Ilanna , and
he has written to several legislators urging
them to fall in line with the plan.
KUJRTZ VER-J3 CONFIDENT.
Says Nothinjr 'can Prevent the De
Columbus, dli!o,. Dec. 28. Charles L.
Kurtz said today: "Mr. ilanna is beaVn.
Nothing can prevent it. Were I to leave
for Egypt today the re-siilt would be the
same. The ;men who will Aote ngii 1st
Hr.nna are determined and nothing will
"The time Is not yet ripe for a public
announcement-cfthp antl-Hanna strength
ard plans, but It will soon be here."
CHOKER IN FUT.L CONTROL.
His Adherent- Elected nt the Tam
many Hall Primaries.
New York. Dec. 28. At the Tammany
Hall prima Men tonight for the reorganisa
tion of the-paity ftr l9S, all the adher
ents of Rlchaid Cioker were elected in
the various districts. Everyone who
lias opi'oFfd Crjkci was relegated to the
rear, including John C. Sheehan, ostensi
bly the leader ot-Tamninny Hall, but who
latclv fell under fin: displeasure of Croker
and wan saU down upon and ignored
in all conferences for the distribution
of patronage. broker's control of the
party in thiscltynow ae-ems absolute.
LA WLESSNESS IX DAWSON.
Robbrriesscif Frequent Occurrence
in the Camp.
"Victiria, It. C.V Dec. 28. T'ie mining
camp of Dawson City is becoming . jry
lawless according to latest repots, and
robberies occiip frequently. On No"v ember
15, ''Jim"" T'ary's" ?saloon ac Dawson was
robbed of fc20t00."Ed Lord, thel artetider,
and two other men, were airested. At
Fort Selkiika man named Keeler was rob
bed of $"8,000. Ed Jack! on was arrested
Tin ; news was brought bj- Richard Shaw,
of Victoria, who left Diwson Nov -iinber 1G
and. returned by the steamer Te, from
Suaw came nTt by dog train, leaving
Dawson after the ice formed.
A t P t cwar tlh-x er fort J - Jiree outfits boun d
for Dawson were fro7ven in. Twoofthethre
rafts oi beef vhtth Wore on I ars just above"
Dawson were;arried down rlo riv er right
past the town bj' the floatp-g ice.
Fires the Jail and 13 urns Himself.
El Pasc-Tex., Dec. 28 Hairy Eiigihh
a prisoner in the jail at YslPt, on Sunday
tried to burn his vay out of Jail, and was
burned ip before I'e could be rescued
Clear .North Ca rolinn. f loorinsr-'?1.7.'5
per 100"ftTail one width and one length.
0 f PJirnijrnn QTOfPLTHl'
bull, UliLrntnU J I hiUUtN
Former Wasliingtouiau a Victim j
IS A RICH MINE OWNER
Was Governor of the IJKtrlct of
Columbia Pnder Grant llecame
Involved anil Emigrated to iiovk'o,
"Where Jle flu, lleveloped Liuvje
Advices fron' Datopil.i.s, Mex., state- that
Hon. Alexander R. Shephcr-J, fcimerly of
this city, has had a stroke of npoplcty
and that ids coi.dition Is nowserious. Gov
Slieplierd wei.t to L'atopila.s about twenty
yearn apo, and by rich minliigstriUvs there
1'as made a triune of several million dol
lars. Alexander It. Shepherd is a native of
Washington, and was horn something more
than bixty years ago. He is in every
rt-spect a ..if.made man, and in the
carper days of his life was engaged in
thu plumbing basinets, having learned the
trade- In this city. When gas pipes were
rust laid throughout the streets of the
capital, 1 e was an energetic superintendent
of a portion ot the laboring force em
ployed in that work He was also at the
period when this city was governed by a
mayor and common council an energetic
politician and opponent of the Democratic
party, then generally in the ascendancy
in municipal affairs.
During the administration or Gen. Grant,
when thofoniiof the District government
was chanced to that of a Territory, up
was appointed Its governor, His reputa
tion as an active and vigorous worker was
known throughout the length and breadth
of the land.
It was at this time that Mr. Shepherd
acquired the reputation of a "boss," nnd
the title fitted him very thoroughly, as
he possessed the ability and determination
of having his own way in everything.
His methods and sjstem of compelling
the complete subversion of all interests to
what, in his judgment, he regarded as
necessary in a proper change of local af
fairs met with very bitter opposition, but
It is only fair to say that Mr. ShepherdJ?
energy and unbending will made the city
beautiful and healthful.
Many notewoitny incidents, of his .m-i-
agement can be remembered. One of tho
most dramatic and sensational of these was
the tearing downof the oldN'orthernLiberty
Market" House, at the intersection of Kami
Seventh streets, which was doncin order to
provide for the pretty rark site that now
adorns that location.
Tills ev.-nt happened on a Saturda y night
and during the demolition one man, a
butcher, who owned a stall in the market,
and who was in the building attempting to
protest against the despoiling of whit he
averred was his right, was killed in -he
wrtok when the unsiphtlyoldstructurewas
dragged to the groiud.
This event in itself was a cause of much
1 1 was net long after the abolition of "he
Territorial government and the establish
ment of that existing at present that It
became vcy generally known that'Dois"
Slitpherd hod become financially em
barrassed. '1 hen he removed to Mexico to
engage in the mining business, andin which,
aftei long and persistent work, he recouped
nb fortune, and vas again in independent
On several occasions the "boss'1 re
turned from his adopted country to revisit
the scene of Lis former political and magis
teiiaLtnuirplisand was always accorded a
cordial welcome fiom all classes of citi
zens. Mr. Phepherd"w-a married about l'SGO to
Miss Mary Grice Young, a daughter of Col.
"William P. Yi ung, an old and hijrhly re
spected citizen of the District. For a time
be occupied a large and imposing man-ion
op the Seventh street road, a few miles
north or the city limits, -which1 he called
Bleak .House, but which was the scene of
many vinn meetings or its owner and his
About a -jear ago Gov. Shepherd paid
Good, sound . C. flooring, ?1.50 I
per 100 'eet; all one viulB and length, i
Hotl His presence here was mad- the
occasion of a 1 rilii.int reception, w'jicii
was given at the A rhngtoii Hotel. It was
a formal affair. There were speeches by
nrominnL cUteens 'and one from Gov.
Tills was Hie crond public reception
given to Go-. Shepherd in this city after he
had cast his fortune in Mexico. On the
previous occasion it vrnr, an op-"i-nlr
demonstration, in which the icople of the
city generally joined.
ENGLAND UPHOLDS CANADA
Takes Similar Views Concerning
the Pelagic Sealing Question.
Reply to Aiiiei'Iciui Note Alludes to
Conditions; Under Which Domin
ion Will JJihi !!. the flatter.
London, Dec 2. -Col. John Hay, tl.e
American ambassador, today visited the
foieijin officefor the purpose of delivering
a formal acKntwledgcm'-nc of the receipt
of Great Dritaln's reply to the American
note of December 1 2, proposing the sus
pension of pe'ag'ie sealing. The reply is
argumentative, and is understood to con
sist Iargelv ot Canada's views on the mat-
ter It fe.-.ts also of the- conditions on
which tli Dominion is prepared to dis
cuss the question.
Impetus hasbeengiven thecontroversyby
Grcat Hritain'c definition of her attitude,
and communications arc passing between
the State Depattment a; Washington and
the foreign office. The former has suggest
ed modification'' of the- Canadian stipula
Xew York, Dec. 2S. -The- New York Sun
is ab'e to announce authoritatively that
Great Britain lias practically declined to
accede to the suspension of pelagic seal
ing. v Til e question has not yet been finally
settled, but the pr.ppct of an agreement
DEATH'S HARVEST AT SEA.
Six of a Ship's Crew Lost and
Others Badly Injured.
Halifax, X. ., Dec. 28. The ship Van
Loo, of Varrroiith, X. S., which pat in at
Bermuda on Sunday, with the loss jf her
yards, brings news of a tragedy as Eca
on Monday of last week, by which six
lives wercr lost and several men badly
Injured. On that day the shlp-'s -orcyard
suddenly parted from its. sling and Tell
to the di cL with a crash.
A n umber of the crew were carried down
by the yaid or were caught undern2"th.
Three of the men vote killed by the
fall, while three others, who jumped
into the sea, 111 the hope of saving them
selves, We-ic drowned.
Fiendtsli Tientni;:it of a Horse.
Flemington, N. J., Dec. 28.-Last night
someone entered th- stable of Solomon
Gale, a junk dealer, ami poured nitric
acld'into the ears aud eves of jae of his
horses. One of tho hotse's eves was
burned tut and both ears were horribly
burned. Harris Herman, of Flemington,
is Gala's rival in business here. Gale
purchased the horse of Tennan, who sub
sequently wanted to repurchase it. Gale
refused and L'ernian 1 ecame amrry. He
is said to have threaten :d to kill tho
animal. A warrant has been issued for
Berman's arrest, but lie cannot be found.
State Ranks for Georgia.
Atlanta, Ga , Dec. 2-.-Gov. Atkins 'ins
taken tin rfst steps I11 the creation jf a
State banking system for Georgia, by ap
pointing a committpp of five to eca-n ne
into the condition ot the present banks and
to evolve such legislation Tor the iie.t
general assembly as will pte a ban"! ng
system to Georgia. This was done m :er
authority or aa act pa'-t'd by the .-ate
"Orangenjfu'.s Parade Forbidden.
Halifax, 'X. S., Doc. 28 Sir Herbert
Mux iay. governor of .Newfoundland, has
Issued a proclamation forbidding the
Orauge procession projected for next
Sunday, because, in 1883, the last .line
an Onuige parade took place, a riot en
sued, in which seven men were killed.
IV I BUSINDSS COLLEGE-Stri and K.
None better; $25 a year; day or night.
Sound coimiioii X. C. fluorin;; f?l.-5
per 100 ft., all one width; kiln dried.
HILTHI TROPHY HIS5IH6
lias Not Been Received ly the
Georgia Rifle Team.
IT WAS SENT TO ATLANTA
Gen. Harries Regents Ins.iuuaIojl8
Relief tim; on the Dlsf.riet Milititt
r.ot Treasure Ii- Worth .?3,00O
and Was Held Last Year by TpQ
Local AIiHtarj- Organisation.
Tho Hilton trophy, whicli Gen. Harries,
of the District militia, says was thipped
to Atlanta tea days ago, is missing. It
is worth 55,000, aud was won by the
Georgia Rifle- team last summer at S.M.
Girt. The militia of the Dittrict then held
Gen. Harries has notified the Atlanta
people that the District militia peopifa
started the trophy on Its way to the victors,
but a dispatch rrom Atlanta Ih to the iltMX,
that It has not been received.
Thedispatchfurtheraystliat the express
company officials declare the trophy never
was delivered to themt as they have no
record of a way-bill having been issued.
The dispatch further Intimates thus the
Georgians think the Washingtonians are
trying to withholdthe trophy.
The expression on Gen. Harrles's face, as
he read the dispatch from Atlanta, was
partly angry and partly contemptuous.
"nverythlng ia those statements thit
suggests that wtf are holding the Hilton
trophy is asinine," he said, "and, of
course, utterly without foundation. It
was not shipped by me and I have never
said that I shipped it. It was shipped
by Adjt. Gen. Eeyl, however, and I know
that personally. It was shipped by Gen.
Ht-yl ten days ago to the adjutant general
of the Georgia militia. It was shipped
by the Adams Express Company.
"If it has not reached Atlanta yet hjs
the fault of the express company. I do
not consider it much of a fault, however.
The Christmas rush has besn on, and
certainly it is not -very strange that a
package should be a little delayed.
''It seems especially and Ituhrsiy fool
ish to me that the Georgia people should
think we should care to uold a trophy
which does not belong to us. and tHerefar
can be of no possible honor to us.''
MIOSES P. DAXDV TEr U.T..
Sufferins Erom Nervous Prostration
in Atlanta, Gn.
Augusta, Ga., Dec.2i' MOses P. Handy,
special United States commissioner to the
Pans Exposition of 1900, is seriously ill
at the Ben Air Hottd, a winter resort in
the fashionable .suburban district; of this
city. Major Hsrdy, accompanied by Lieut.
A. C. Baker, United States Ntvy, aid to
the speciil commissioner, together with
Mr. Handy and Mrs. Baker, came to
Augusta on December 17. Ho Is suffer
ing from nervous prostration. He has been
steadily confined to his room ever since
with no signs of immediate improvement.
GLADSTONE'S 88TII BIRTHDAY.
The Old Liberal Leader Enjoying:
Good Health at Cannes.
London, Dec. 2S Tomorrow will be
the eight y-eighth anniversary of the birth
of Mr. GlEd-tone- The Liberal organiza
tions and friends and admirers generally
are showering congratulation upon the
old stateman, who is spending the winter
at Cannes in tle south of France.
Rcpiymg to a Christmas greeting sent
him by the National Liberal Club, Mr.
Gladstone "ays that his health has been
benefited by fcis stay at Cannes, ind that
he hopes to b back at work )saiu. at
Hawardtn by the middle .f Febreary.
He adds that Mrs. Gladstone's healtli has
FOUL PLAY FEARED.
Strange Disnpi eainiicoiorilXev.- Jer
Xt-w York. Dec. 2S. Mrs. Ambrose Jones,
ot Jersey City, has not yet returned from
htr Christmas shopping. She started
out last Friday to purchase omc primttts
fo," her chlldp.-ii and has not been seen
since -"he left the ferryboat as it limited
in Hoboken. Her husband has scoured
the city wuhut finding any trace of her.
Mr. Jones fears Toul play. He- thinks she
may hae been attacked for the parfo-ie
EIJEOTIOX J. SAN FRANCISCO.
Clean Sweep by Upholders of the
San rr-vne'sco, Dec. 28. The charter
election yesterday resulted la a clean
sweep for the Freeholders' ticket, which
opposed thf corporations and was In favor
of reproducing In the new charter most
of the features of the Great?- Vew York
government. The man who
highest vote was L.. It. DH
dtc'ared, has made one ot
th- city ever bad.
vliS, 16 Ls
INSPECTS THE M
Secretary Gage, Afl
an Official Ftinct
here this afternoon to 1.
ct the new
revenue steamer McCultouglr. He -wrai
accompanied by Capt. Shoemaker, and wan
received on the cutter with ill the honors
befitting his rank. Ho vas given the
regulation salute of seventeen gung. Sec
retary Gage left on the evening trim fr
CONFESSION OF A FIRMBlil.
Attempted to Burn the New TonMue
notel at 2ev Haven fur It"veiige.
Boston, Dec. 23 Frederick 'oo!c. 'the
X( w Haver, firebug, who nnul two at
tempts to bum the new Tontin' HoteIp4t
Xcw lliwcn, one on October 0 and' th?.
other attempt December 25, wa arreted
on Atlantic avenue this afternoo 3SRp-
taken to police l-cadquSrUrs C ok t
fes-.-cl his crime.
12-inch shelving, 2e, droned t ide
aud both edges; also cheaper grad. l"-l2o.