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AUSTIN WEEKLY-STATESMAN, TIIURSD. -a. .ACY 27, lt98.
CI BAN BELLirEHKNCY AGAIN PBO.
VOKKS A PARLIAMENTARY
WAR I TUB HOlMli.
I1A1I.ICY OK TEXAS TOOK A HAND IN
THE CONTEST AMID EXCITE
MENT ANII CONKISION.
I. HIII'S if ELOQUENT APPEAL
Berry of Kentucky Think a Little
Blood-LetllnK Will Ho I I Good.
Spirited Debute In the S nale
On Reducing the Numl 'r
of Mr.lt Cnrrler.
Washington, Jan. 10. A spin cd
Imte was precipitated in the senate to
duy by the introdui'tion of a reHolution
by Senator Hoar, providing for an in
quiry by the committee on postoHices
uud poHt rouds concerning the recent
order of the jmih! iniiHtcr general reducing
the force of letter carriers in several
fit ion of the country.
Washington, Jan. 10. After the rend
ing of tin1 Journal in the Henate, Mr.
Vent of Missouri guve notice that he
would, at the conclusion of the morning
business, move to take up the Teller
resolution, which wax reported by the
finance committee yesterday.
A bill authorizing the attorney gen
eral, the secretary of the treasury lind
the secretary of war to compromise and
adjust certain claims of the United
States nguinst the stale of Tennessee
and the state of Tennessee against the
United States was passed.
Mr. Hoar offered u resolution relative
to the recent order of the postmaster
general, reducing the number of letter
enrriiers in some of the large cities on
account of the deficiency in the free de
livery appropriation, the resolution pro
viding that Ihe committee on postolhces
and post roads should immediately as
certain what amount was necessary to
preserve the free postal delivery service
of the country. For his resolution Mr.
Hour asked immediate consideration.
Mr. Woleott, chairman of the post
oflice and post roads committee, objected
to the reference of Ihe resolution to the
committee. He said the committee was
utterly (xiwerless to afford relief.
He thought the resolution ought to
go to the committee on appropriations.
"The committee on postollices is anxious
to extend 'and make more ellicient the
letter currier Hysti but we are power
less." Mr. Honr thought the question wns n
most important one, affecting, lis it
does, hundreds of thousands of people
who receive until.
"This order of the postmaster gen
eral," declared Mr. Hour, "created con
sternation among business men. The or
der was based upon a deficiency in tb.fr
appropriation for free delivery of about
$150,000. All that is needed to remedy
the dillieulty encountered by the post
.office department and which confront
the business men of the country, is a j
small additional appropriation.
"ft js absolutely intolerable," said Mr. j
Hoar, '"hflt this .great branch of the
public service should stop or lie crip
pled. Many of 'be smaller cities of thoi
country are to be deprived practically of
mail delivery facilities, and it is time
something be done to avoid serious busi
Mr. Allison urged that the postmaster
general be sent a resolution inquiring
if the issuance of such nn order as hud
provoked this decision was necessary and
wnat remedy was necessary. ,m wukkch
tion had liecn made to the committee on
appropriations that the postmaster gen
eral had not at his disisisal snllicieiit
fuuds to meet the needs of his depart
ment. . , ,
At this point Mr. WoIe!t said that
he desired to call the senate's attention
to the real basis of the trouble with the
financial affairs of he postollice depart
"It is well understood," he said, "that
the second-class mail of this country ab
sorbs !! per cent of the expenses of the
postollice department and supplies only
about 3 per cent of the revenues. This
is the serious point of this discussion,
and If congress should enact into law the
measure relating to second-class matter,
which will be laid before congress, the
recurrence of the present dillieulty will
Mr. Woleott called attention to the
opposition of the publishers against the
bill. . ,
Mr. Allen spoke sarcastically of the
good times the people of New Knglund
were having under the Dingley law with
their strikes and lockouts. He thought
that a good many of them would now
have time to go to the postollices to
get their mail if it was not promptly
delivered by a carrier. He thought the
great (Miints involved in the decision
of postollice finances wis the charge
thut there was an .innual leakage of
from .'S,IKK.HKI to $ltMHHl,(MK on ac
count of the undcrwouhing of mail
"It is most reinurkaMo," said Mr. Al
len, that charges of such gravity should
be made ill the public prints, and yet, that
the party in power should remain with
reference to (hem as silent us the grave.
If we only bad the nerve to take bold of
these frauds and eradicate them we
should have money enough to put n corps
of ellicient letter carriers in every city in
Mr. Chandler objected to the present
consideration of the Hoar resolution, mid
it went over.
Mr. Tillman of South Carolina presented
n resolution for which he asked immedi
ate consideration instructing the com
mittee on interstate commerce to inquire
to what extent railroads issue passes;
whether the railroads give transportation
for any othei consideration than cash,
and what arrangements they hud with
newspapers regarding transportation.
Mr. Cullom objected to the considera
tion of the resolution, us it would involve
a long Investigation by the committee,
which was anxious to get some bills be
fore congress during the present session.
He said he had no d.'sire to evade the
truth of any part of the investigation,
but he was satisfied that the committee
now bus sufficient testimony before it to
indicate the need of stringent legislation.
It had liccn shown, he said, that in the
scalping business not only outsiders, but
the agents of some railroads were en
uged. "I do not want to investigate through
out the year." said he, "but desire to pre
pare some bill which will cure the evils
we have found."
Mr. Vest gave notice that lie would
move tomorrow to take up for considera
tion the Teller resolution reported by the
tins uce committee providing that bonds of
4liA TT..0,1 Binina nln0 u. n.,i.f n .. .,.1
urn suvcr uuiium.
The senate went into executive session,
aud at 5 o'clock adjourned.
Washington, Jan. 1)). When the bonne
convened today the leudcrs on both Hides
were rallying their forces, and it was at
parent that the battle over Culm which
raged yesterday was to continue today.
The attendance on the Moor and in the gal
leries was very large.
Mr. Linncy (rep.) of North Carolina,
from tlie committee on elections No. 1,
reported that Mr. (J. U Comer bad aban
doned his contest nguiust Henry G. Clay
ton, from the Third Alabama district,
and a resolution was adopted declaring
Mr. Clayton entitled to his scat.
Mr. tirout (rep.) of Vermont reported
the District of Columbia appropriation
Mr. Ijicey (rep.) of Iowa nsked consent
for the consideration of a bill to extend
the homestead laws to the territory of
Alaska, and to grant a right of way to
any railway company organised under the
laws of any state. Mr. Lnccy explained
that applications were made to bis com
mittee by several companies projecting
roads into Canada, and the committee had
decided to report this generul bill.
Mr. Simpson said the bill wns too im
portant to consider except by unanimous
consent, and be objected.
Immediately afterwards the storm i
broke, and the buttle over Cuba wns once
more on. Mr. Hrucker (dem.) of Michi
gan asked unanimous consent for the con
sideration of a resolution which was scut
to the clerk's desk.
The speaker took occasion to examine
the resolution, and while doing so Mr.
Jtailcy, the louder of the minority, loudly
demanded that the resolution be reported.
The speaker thereupon directed the
clerk to read the resolution, which proved
to lie a resolution to instruct the commit
tee on foreign affairs to report without
further delay the senate Cuban belliger
Like a Hash Mr. Ilitt, chairman of the
foreign affairs committee, was on his feet
with a point of order, which the spcjfKer
promptly sustained, and was about to
recognize Mr. Hilt to call ufi tludiplo
matic ami consular appropriation bill,
when Mr. Hailey demanded recognition.
"One minute, pie ," h; called. "Iet
in first dispose of this question of order."
' "The chair sustained the 'point of or
der," retorted the speaker, tersely.
"Then appeal," culled Mr. Hailey to
Mr. Tucker across the hall, and the
Michigan member entered an appeal
against the decision of the chair. All
was excitement Hid confusion. A dozen
nicmls-rs were "K their feet demanding
recognition to "Ante the appeal, but the
speaker reengaged Mr. Hnlzcll, who
moveuto lay he iiimeal on the table.
This cut off ''.nte and the speaker put
the ipieslio' . On a rising vote, the re
publicans -slood firm Mini voted 107 to
liuiaicniis 1410011 nrm si
1H to laA the appeal on
The yens and nays we:
obtained by Mr. Hailej
ere demanded and
y Mr. ltiuley. Hie roll cull
was watched with interest to ascertain
whether all the republicans were willing
to go on record as they had voted yes
terday in committee of the whole when
uo record of the vote was made.
The democrats who expected to see
the republican ranks broken were disap
pointed. The majority presented an un
broken front. Mr. White of North Car
olina, the solitary colored mennlier of
the house, u bis name was culled de
clined to vi. it all. answering "present."
Itut at tl. conclusion of the roll call
he thought i .'tier of his resolution and
voted "live." The motion to lay the ap
peal on tlie table was carried, lfW to 12(1.
There was no manifestation of ap
proval on the announcement of the vote.
The house then, on Mr. Hitt's motion,
went into committee of the whole and
resumed the consideration of tlie diplo
matic mid consular appropriation bill.
As :oti ! the first paragraph was rend
eB .uu no ine ursi pariigrnpu wan reiiu
the struggle was resumed. Mr. Williams
went to nuthoiize the appointment of
three commissioners (o proceed to Cuba
and if possible negotiate a treaty of
pence, miiity and commerce with the re
public of Cuba und appropriating $1.",(HK)
for defraying the expenses of the com
missioners. It was ruled out of order.
Immediately afterwards Mr. Ixwis
(dem.) of Washington offered an amend
ment providing that they emphasize the
fact that a slate of war existed in ('nlm
the consul general of the United States
at Havana be withdrawn and the govern-
meni oi rqiaui ne noiiiied ot n suspension
of diplomatic relations at that point.
Mr. Ilitt quickly raised u Hiint of order
which Mr. Hepburn in the chair sus
tained. "I appeal from the decision of the
chair," said Mr. Lewis.
"And I make the point that the appeal
is dilatory.'' exclaimed .Mr. Dnlzell dep.)
"The chair sustains the point of order,"
declared Mr. Hepburn, who directed the
clerk to proceed with the reading. Kx
clten.ent was ut n boiling point and Mr.
Tc-ry (dem.) of Arkansas shouted his
"Can it be possible thnt we have
reached the mint where this side of the
house can not appeal from the decision
of the chairV" he called.
Mr. Hepburn directed Mr. Terry to
take bis seal and the clerk went on 'with
Mr. I'wis found a parliamentary way
of discussing his amendment, however,
by milking n pro forma amendment to
strike out the last word.
The reading of the bill went on, inter
rupted every few minutes by five-minute
speeches from the democratic side
on Cuba. Mr. Sulzer (dem.) of New
York offered an amendment directing
the president to notify Spiin thnt unless
the war ceased iu thirty days he would
recognize the independence of Cuba and
enforce our position by force of nrnis.
It went the way of its predecessors, hut
Mr. Sulzer managed to get live minutes
on a pro forum amendment, in the course
of which he asked Mr. Ilitt whether
the committee on foreign affairs intended
to suppress nil resolutions und bills
recognizing the rightful state of affairs
Mr. Ilitt paid no heed lo this.
"The gentleman, like bis party, fails
to answer," exclaimed Mr. Sulzer. "I
refer him lo the Si. Louis platform."
(Democrati.' laughter and republican
Mr. Wilson (dem.) of South Carolina
presented the Cuban question in still
another form iu the hope of engrafting it
in the bill. It provided for n change in
the salary of the United States consul
general at Havana pending the termi
nation of the present war. Mr. Wilson
declared that it would be a blot on the
name of the house of representatives if
it prevented a vot . on the question of
war in Culm: n blot in comparison to
that of the law written in blood and of
the law written so high that it can not
Mr. Hitt's point of order disposed of
this last amendment.
Mr. Ilitt thought the spirit of yester
day's agreement had lieen violated and
that the general debate should be cur
tailed somewhat. He nsked that the
debate be closed nt 1 o'clock tomorrow,
but finally agreed to go on.
Mr. Williams (dem.) of Mississippi
gave notice that n motion would Ih
made at the conclusion of the general
debate to recommit the bill.
Mr. Ilitt opened the general debate
with n brief statement as to our for
eign relations with Spain ami Cuba and
the course of the administration. The
present executive, he said, had come
into power a year ago. His sentiments
were well known. On this floor and in
all his public iilter.nices he had shown
his sympathy with any people struggling
to better their condition. Hastily he
sketched the course of affairs since Mr. i
McKinley s advent to power. I
Mr. Ilitt said the president hint Im
mediately demanded the .'clcuse of the
American prisoners in Cuba. In numy
cases his demands were complied 'ith,
but not in all,
J hen, by the hand ot atf
i assassin, the leader of the policy of Stern
r of tlie
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upitrenniuu jiuu xaiieii. xiin nuuuunnvj a
pursued the same policy until over
thrown. When the liberal ministry came
in the president had again pressed for
the release of the American prisoners.
The ministry yiebfed at last and all hud
been given their freedom. Hut the pres
ident hud gone further, lie had pro
tested with such emphasis and energy
uguinst the hurburities of the war and
ine policy or concentration tnui ueu.,
Wcylcr had been recabed in disgray
and the policy of concentration hud beu
abandoned. Further even than this lie
president had gone. He hud uotihejl the
Sugasta ministry that the war must
cease and proposals of settlement made
within a reasonable time. Tluyie repre
sentations had lcen made owihg to the
greut interest all over the, country in
the struggle the Cubans Were ninking.
The president s representations nad been
ISu.,w.,l , ,ili. uniil Mr. Hilt undi'S sun uuseiueu. aemue uie iihui
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on thi Tot "cunnda hid C S ' Provide. Great Britain asKS the
Whether it would to successful, said 1 to build railways through the prov
he. whether practical or sincere, many '-? of hze-Schuun (north ot Inn .Nun)
might doubt. IvXps it would be a "f"l "third treaty port u i demanded the
harsh judgment now. to suy it had al- " tity of which no doubt is HanK: tin.
rendv ' failed. IStit that it was Mincere
events hud already made clear. Those
who understood Spain and her machina
tions fur better ttiun we, nail passed
judgment and had already attempted to
destroy the autonomy scheme uud to null
down the Sagastii government which had
proposed it. The commercial class in
Havana, Cubans of Spanish birth, had
ven:"d their rage in riot and turbulence.
Tbv had threatened the very existence
Every act of the president, continued
Mr. Hilt, hud shown the spirit which ani
mated him in his public utterances in
tlie pust. He had achieved much in a
few months, hut he said he thought it
unwise for the United Stntes at tliis
time to recognize the belligerency of the
Mr. Ilitt admonished the members that
n nation's action must be vindicated be
fore the world.
A declaration of belligerency, he ex
plained, would allow Spain's warships to
hunt our vessels on the high senB. In
the existing situation, good men sympa
thizing with Cuba's cause were constantly
making their way to tlie island. Supplies,
gnus and ummuuitiou were going from
the United States.
It wus said thut every pound of pow
der used in the cause of Cuba's freedom
had come from this country. Members,
he said, might ask why, with all these
advantages in store for them, the agents
of the Cuban republic in this city desired
"I could explain it." snld Mr. Ilitt
"but I prefer to do so in tlie words of
one of these agents. 'We know.' said
this gentleman, 'that we have much to
lose in the mutter of supplies, but we
ulso know that if Spanish cruisers begun
to stop American skippers it will not be
long before a busty shot is fired. With
thut shot, public opinion in Spain und
the United States will plunge these conn
tries into wur; then our battle will be
over.' Thut. perhaps, is a very just nr
giiment for the Cubans," continued Mr.
Ilitt, but not for un American. If we
are to have wur, let us fnce it directly,
not be forced into it by clinnce.
Mr. Ilitt spoke of the Spanish author
ity in Havana as tottering between
forces without and tumultuous riots with
in, but with impressive words wnrned
the members thut the vnst responsibility
of action wih the momentous conse
quences that might ensue, rested on the
shoulders ot tne executive, not on meni'
i : v , , : . , .
U"'lLi)f ro"KrpH8 "'ll0 nilght be juajting
. "U't lis renieinber. said he, 'that w
i linfn n fnilhfitl nilot nt thn linttYl find
if the ship of state is nenr the rapids we
should be patient nnd ready to support
him if he takes the steps which the honor
I nnd interests of our country niny de
mand." ! He referred to Gen. Lee ns nn officer
of ability and experience who could be
relied upon to guurd zealously our honor
at Havana and concluded with nn elo
quent appeal to the members of the
bouse. tluniL'h thev might have differ
ences, to drown nil other voices as they
did in the Venezuelan crisis and stand by
the president and th. country. While
he could not prophecy us to the future,
he solemnly fissured the house thnt the
president would not disappoint the ex
pectations of his countrymen.
Throughout Mr. Hitt's speech he wns
listened to with tlie closest attention.
Members crowded about him nnd
thronged galleries leaned over to catch
his words. As he concluded a roar of
approval swept the lloor and the gal
leries. Mr. Dinsmore (dem.) of Arkansas of
the foreign nfi'airs committee declared
that the time hnd come for giving the
Cubans the recognition they hud so long
sought. He arraigned Mr. Ilitt and the
republican side for alleged inconsistency,
citing the Cuban policy under the Cleve
land administration, and then branched
off to tariff, civil service, bimetallism
und vnrioiis other topics.
Returning to Cuba, he declared that
no act of this government could bring
war with Spain. A bankrupt monarchy
which could not put 80,000 ragged sol
diers in tlie field would not enter upon
a contest with the United Stntes.
Mr. Adams (rep.) of Pennsylvania, a
member of the foreign affairs committee
and chairman of the sub-committee on
Culm, followed Mr. Dinsmore and con
trasted the inaction nnd apathy of the
last administration toward Cuba with the
achiiements of this administration,
dwelling particularly upon the release of
till American prisoners in Culm, the
changes in the Spanish war methods and
the abandonment of the iolicy of con
centration. He maintained that the rec
ognition of belligerency was purely un
"Iid you not vote for belligerency in
the last congress?" nsked Mr. Sulzer.
"I did," responded Mr. Adams, "but
then we were seeking to protect Ameri
can property; that property is now de
stroyed. We were seeking to free Amer
ican prisoners; they are now ull free.
This whole question is Hearing a solution
of its owu weight. Spain is bankrupt.
She can not send another man to Cuba.
There are riots in Havana. The hand
writing has appeared on the wall."
In reply to n direct question ns to why
his sub-committee hud not reported the
sennte resolutions, he said the committee
had culled for officinl information. We
can not rely on newspaper reiorts. when
we see in this city the two sides of the
question presented by different newspa
pers. Mr. Berry (dem.) of Kentucky eloquent
ly pleaded Cuba's cause. After 300 Cu
bnns had gone to their death during the
last four years, he Raid, it wns absurd
for niemliers to stand on the floor of the
house and deny thnt a stnte of war ex
ists on the island today.
"I do not fear wnr," snid Mr. Berry.
"I think a little blood-letting would lie
good for us. Let Spain fire on the Amer
ican Hag iust once ami the flame will lie
kindled that will free Culm."
"But what will happen to us?" nsked
"till, we can take care of ourselves,"
replied Mr. Berry.
After some further remarks by Mr.
Wheeler (dem.) of Kentucky in favor of
granting belligerent rights to the insur
gents, the committee rose and nt 1 o'clock
the house adjourned.
liirum rnnii rnnrifiii i niirvn
lit II U lUblH lUULIUil LIulUU
THIS ANGLO a AXON CONTINUES TO
HAKE DEMANDS UPON THE
Some of the Inwardness in the Urey
foa Cose Emlle Zola Prepnrlnjr
for His Defense Anti-Jew
l'ckin, Jan. 18. (Delayed in transmis
sion.) The tsuug li yunicu I.Chinese
foreign office) hua had another cgnfer-
euce on the subject of the loan, which
extend the hurmah railwuy througu.l
Hu-.Nun (which Japan proposed to open
nt the time of the Simoiioseki negotia
tions). The propovd opening of the port
of Talien Wan ( A the Lio 'fling penin-.'
sulu and north o! i'ort Arthur) continues
to be the chief diticulty. Kussiu desires
to keep the whole of tne Manchuria pe
uinsula for he,
willing to yicli
Neither power is
this point and the
question is no longer a commercial one.
It has become iu
Confronts the Powers und Will Act
Vlirorously if .Necessary.
Yokohama, Jan. -li). The British bat
tleship Centurion, flag ship of the Brit
ish squadron in Chinese waters, has ar
rived ut AagasaKl. ine organ ot tne
government reprouches Russia, Germany
and France with following a selfish pol-
lev in the far east and adds
"Japan will avoid alliances, but she is
prepared to net vigorously, if necessary,
for the maintenance of peace."
An Irrepressible Woman Let the Cat
Ont oi the Unit.
London. .Tan. 19. With every show of
appreciation the 1'nll Mall Gazette this
tllicruonu prims iiiuiiiiiteiiLi uii uintic
iniriiortiiiir to give the inwardness of the
Dreyfus case and explains thut the docu-,
moot, in addition to the evidence on
which the government found the prisoner
guilty, was obtnined in the following
manlier from tm. Uerniun military ut-
tnche. von Vunckc:
"Nine or ten months before the nrrest i
of Dreyfus, von Kuncke was suddenly
removed from his iiost. The explanation
of his rcmovul throws a curious light on
the Dreyfus ense und explains iu some
measure the attitude ot tne government.
When his predecessor, Baron von Huene,
left faris he handed von Kuncke a list
of persons in France who were in rela
tion with the German intelligence office,
enjoining him to never let it out of his
hands. Von Funcke enrried the docu
ment in a leather bag around his neck.
Shortly ufter entering upon his duty,
nn incident occurred whereby a woman
of ill repute obtained the document and
took it to the foreign office where it
wus hastily photographed and returned
to her, she returning it to von Funcke,
who in the meanwhile had discovered bis
loss, and like an honest soldier a 'd at-
tneiio hastened to inform -Ilia u ruian
government of his mishap, hence his re
call. . .
"('iirionslv enough, the woman refused
compensation, though a large sum Was
"With tlie photograph of the document, ,
the Fre c government went deliberately ;
To work.' and I nm assured on g.,od nu-
thftvitv tlmt Ion voK no room for debate,
the mime of Dreyfus appeared on it, but
it being a common name in both Ger
,,.,. l.'riineo siisnicioii did not im
mediately fall on the officer subsequently
condemned, lviiter it served us conmni-
London. Jan. 19. Tlie British ndmirnl
tv has just issued n list of whereabouts j
o'f the warships of Great Britain in the
fnr east. It shows thnt The nrst-ciass
twin screw armored cruiser uihihuiui-u,
and the twin screw sloop Algerine are at
Kino Chuu bny.
Algiers, Jun. 19. The students have cn-
snced in a violent anti-Hebrew demon
stration yesterday evening. fhey were
dispersed by the police.
rnris, Jan. 19. It iB said Emil Zola
hns already prepared his defense, ami
thnt he will call 2.r)0 witnesses, including
hnndwriting experts, when he is tried for
piibliclv accusing a number of French of
licinls In connection with the Dreyfus pror
Foundered at Sea.
Ti,.ifnui Tnn 19. The British steamer
Herbert, hniling from Ijeith, has founder
ed on the county Down coast, about s;x
miles from Gunn island. The captain
wns saved, hut it is believed that the oth
ers of the crew, numbering seven, are
unions May lie Granted to Those
Entinued In Hebelllon.
Honolulu, Jan. 12. via San Francisco.
.Tan. 19. A lng nnd important cniiiiiet
meeting wns held yesterday. ' Tlie main
subject under discussion wus pardons to
lie grunted on the 17th. It is understood
the council of stnte will be nsked to re
store civil rights to nil wno iiins pan n;
the uprising in 1890. 'Ihe men in una
guilty of participation in the rebellion
have been at lurge on purole. An effort
will now be made to make their pardon
Shouted Au-nlnst Emlle Zola
and the Hebrews.
rnris. Jan. 19. A hand of 200 stu
dents paraded the boulevard Des Cnpu
cines with the intention of mnking a
demonstration before the Militnry club,
but they were dispersed. . , " t . .
A demonstration in which 1000 students
took part occurred nt 5 o'clock before the
pantheon. The students shouted against
Zola nnd the Hebrews. They were driven
away by the police, who split the mob up
into noisy groups, which then began pa
rading in vnrions parts of the Latin quar
ter, where there was much exictement.
At a. Ripe Ante.
London. Jan. 19 The Very Kev. Henry
George Lidell. the former dean of Christ
church, is dead. He was born in 1811
nnd wns nt one time chaplain of the
(ien. iLuanr tilndly Talks.
Havana, Jan. 19. Gen. Luqne reports
that while reconuoitering during the past
ten days to Snn Martin, district of llol
quin. lie has inflicted n loss of 30 men
killed on the insurgents. In addition he
adds his troops captured 7 prisoners. .18
rifles, and a quantity of ammunition. The
Siuiuish column, according to Gen.
Luuue, had 1 man kihcd fend .1 wounded,
The r.runil Old Man,
Cannes. South France. Jan. 10. The
health of Mr. Gladstone is fairly satis
factory. He went out for a drive yes
HAS THE STUFF.
China Want) Enicldnd to Aid In Pi
d In Pi .
Ins the Jupunese Iudeni
London, Jan. 19. Sir Michael
Beach, secretary of the exchequer.
speaking at Bristol today, announced that
. innn nad approncned Hinglund tor as
sistance to pay the Japanese indemnity,
n,nd that the negotiations were still pend
ing. The newspaper 'statements on the
subject he characterized us inuocurnte and
incomplete. The government was not
ashamed of these negotiations, and he
believed the country would approve them.
He could see no reason why foreign pow
ers should object. But if the negotia
tions failed Great Britain would take her
stand on existing treaty rights.
lieplying to a deputation of sugar re
finery workmen that waited unon him to-
day, Sir Michael said th government hail
readily accepted Belgium's invitation to
a sugar conference, and Iwould do its best
to secure a satisfactory :esult. He add
ed that he believed tb feelings of the
country were so strong favor of cheap
segar that any proposal o. prevent the im
portation of bounty-paid 1 sugars would
meet great opposition
A BIG FEE.
More About he Amerieiln Crooks und
Vhelr Swindling Hellenics.
Mexico Citq, Jan. li). Duke de Arcos,
the Spanish minister here, has rendered
his decision in the dispute between Mcx-
ico ami Guatemala arising out of incur
sions ito Mexican territory by Guate
I nmlnn wood-cutters. , The case hnd ex-
cited iriuch interest and nearly led to
; war, owing to the slrong sentiment re
garding ttie mutter, in both countries.
! The n l i ill i u" has; fi;ed the amount to
be puid V nrticSi interested, which, it is
believed.' will aggregate half n million
dollars. iThe governments of Guatemala
und Melico presented him with a fee
of $,r0,)m in gold in recognition of his
services. Duke do Arcos married an
American lady and they will shortly re
turn to Spain, he having beei; relieved
nt this post.
The revelations regarding the opera
tions of the gang of American crooks
with Mexican allies contiiimes to be
made, mid they show a most surprising
series of swindles, includin.sr the well
known gold bricks trick, robbing by
means ot rendering the victims insensible
with knock-out drops, cheating nt cunlB
mm poisuiuog race noi bes un w iiicii liil'
. public hud bet heavily, etc. i
Taylor ofilhis city wus lured by the
gang iuto a "i;n;iy town, where he wns
.old he wouii! ger huge orders, and was
rendered insensible by drugged beer nnd
robbed ot r,lsl diamonds nnd money, ine
police are ma
ing fresh urn
ts, und one
man who hud
in the gang.
Havana Is Quiet.
Washington, Llan. 10. Gen. Lee cabled
the state dcpurltmcnt nt 2:41 o'clock this
afternoon that lull was quiet at Havana.
He also reported that the decree issued
November 4, Hist, admitting free im
ported cattle into Cuba until January
IS, has been extended until March 10,
1898, under thel same conditions con
tained in the firkt decree. Orders were
today telegrnphod to dipt. Higsbee of
the battleship Maine, at Key West, to
join the north Atlantic g dron for
drills and maneuvers when uirul Sic
ard passes Key West on the iy ti the
Tortugas harbor. It is e t' tat
the whole sqij.'Mroa K .jir Kej"
West by tomorrow, and a good deal, ot
t powder will be burned in drills near
Algiers, dun. i.-no w
to hum nn effigy of M. 2
The students tried
Zola, but the
Several were in
jured in the collisions nnd there were five
arrests. Ihen the students attempted a
rescue and a general scuffle resulted, the
police milking twelve additional arrests.
Konie. Jan. 19. There were renewed
disorders today in the poor quarter of
Anconii, which is inhabited by anarchists
! and socialists. A number of men and
women attempted to barricade the
streets, but the police closed the thor-
onghfiires nnd arrested several. Troops
are scouring the country, arresting sus
picious bands of tramps.
The agitation ngninst the price of bread
is spreading. A crowd assembled in
front of the town at Sintigalia and de
mniuled relief. The mayor gave a con
ciliatory reply, but the mob invaded the
railway station and the warehouses of
Prince Buspoli, where they snid a quan
tity of grnin wns stored. The troops
finally restored order.
There hns been another slight disturb
ance at Mucern, about twenty miles from
London, Jan. 19. An official statement
issued tonight reasserts that there is no
cause for alarm as to Mr. Gladstone's
health, although it is not benefited as
much ns had been hoped nt Cannes, The
facial neuralgic pains persist with daily
fluctuations, owing to the cold winds
and wet wenther, but the complaint is
quite local. His physicians advise his
health has not suffered, his strength is
good, his appetite excellent, he joins the
family at meals and takes regular
drives, weather permitting. It is not
true that the family has been summoned.
Lord Stewart Itennell, with whom Mr.
Gladstone is visiting, telegraphed to
night that Mr. Gladstone's health was
It Wns Appropriately Observed Yes.
terdny In Many Places.
Richmond. Gn., Jan. 19 Gen. II. E.
Lee's birthday wns celebrated here to
dny by the closing of public schools,
hunks, public offices nnd business ex
changes. Addresses were made nt the
Soldiers' home and Leo Camp hall.
Suvnnnnh. Gn., Jan. 19. Iee's birth
day wns celebrated here today by a pa
rade of troops, nnd tonight by a recep
tion. Gen. Kllwell S. Otis. IT. S. A., com
manding the department of Colorado, hnd
accepted an invitntion from the command
ing officers to review the parade, but tele
graphed this morning from Augusta,
where he has been presiding over a spe
cial session courtmnrtial, that he was un
Another Building- to De Added to the
Galveston. Tex., Jan. 19. (Special.)
The bonrd of regents of the Stnte Uni
versity met here today. University hall,
an nddition to the Medical College, do
nated by Geo. W. Brnekenridge of Sun
Antonio, was accepted. Forty-six thous
and dollars were appropriated for the
medical branch of this University. It
wns decided to add another building to
the equipment of the main University nt
Austin on account of the large incrense
in nttendunce. Twenty-hve thousand
dollars were appropriated for this pur
pose. Appropriate resolutions on the
death of Gen. L. S. Ross were adopted.
ffi If STOCKS MEN
SAN ANTONIO CONVENTION THE
TEST IN THE HISTOKY OF
The Horn Fly Question Bussed Ofll
cera Were Elected for the Entil
ing Year end the Convention '
Adjourned Sine Die.
Snn Antonio, Tex., Jan. 19. Special.)
The Seventh annual convention of the
Texas Live Stock association came to
u close at noon toduy. In many respects
the convention just closed bus been the
best in the history of the association.
It has certuiuly been the largest attend
ed. The members as a rule have paid
closer attention to the discussion of va
rious questions of interest to the stock
men, and those of them who participat
ed in the discussions handled their sub
jects in a most able manner.
At the session this morning there wns
an extended discussion on the best meth
od of feeding cnttle for export.
Some took the ground that it was
necessary to feed both cottonseed meal
and corn meal, a greater quantity of the
latter toward the end of feeding. Oth-,
ers took a different view. It was decid
ed to ask the state agricultural depart
ment to experiment in the matter, and '
C. II. McMnsters of Galveston, V. 1.
Brown of Snn Antonio, E. K. Irvine nnd
J. F. Greene were appointed a commit
tee to attend to the mutter.
C. II. McM;:sters of Galveston read
a very interesting paper on the exporta
tion of cuttle tio:n Texas ports, in
which he told of several experiments
that had been made recently. The paper
was ordered printed iu t!:e minutes.
Various committees were appointed
Railroad Committee W. II. Jen
nings, Jr., Charles Schreiner. M. San
som, J. M. Chittim, V. P. Brown and
Exportation of Live Stock John
Clare, A. S. Reed, C. B. Lucas, J. B.
Wilson nnd M. Sansom.
Resolutions were adopted asking the
legislature to puss n law extending the
limits of pastures in which hunting and
fishing can be done. The resolution
stnted that it would aid in the renting
and sale of school lands.
The state agricultural department was
asked to find some way to destroy the-
Resolutions of condolence on the
death of W. L. Tumblyn and W. C.
Lewis were passed.
The following were appointed rep
resent the association ns delega. j to
the National Stock Raisers' convention,,
which meets at Denver on January 25: '
M. Sansom, Homer Ends, James Mc
Lymont. 0. W. Standart, A. E. Jackson,
J. M. Chittim, J. W. Kokernut, D. K.. ,
Furnish, I. T. Pryer, John Blocker, N.
L. Crouch, George B. Loving, C. B.
Lucas, A. I. Reed, V. P. Brown, Sol
Meyer, John Bennett. Charles Schrein
er., John Nesbit, W. W. Miller, George
Aest, M. Hulff, John T. Lytle, and all
other members who cared to attend.
Officers were elected as follows:
John T. Lytle, president; C. B. Lu
cas, first vice president; J. F. Green
second vice president; V. P. Brown,
The executive committee consists of -the
following: Charles Schreiner, Kerr- '
ville Job nTfldd, Cormis, Mc--'
oom, Alvnrndo; So, ies and I. T. ,
.yor, San Antonio; John pare, Bee- '
Wile; George B. Loving and K. S. Reed,
fort Worth; James McLlmont. Del
Thanks were returned to nil the Hnil,-
and weekly nnd agricultural press of
the state for favors extendedA
An invitation from the cityiof Galves
ton to hold the next conventSin in that
city wns accepted upon condition that
the people of the city should lend their
influence t.ownrd returning the conven
ti in to San Antonio the following year,
if jSun Antonio should ask for the same.
The Postal Telegraph Company Has
Reached There and Will
Open n.n Office.
Tiiylor. Tex.. Jan. 19. (Sneninl l,.
J. (J. Grantham has purchased 40O
yearlings in this county nt $7 and $!)
ihe Postal Teicgrnph company has a
force of men at work here on the new
line. The line will soon be connected
from Galveston to Dallas, us 500 men
are nt work. The company will open
an office in this city in n few days.
awu. j. s. uruwford of Tlie Statesman
wns here on business today.
TMeVKuty and International Railroad
companies have both been making some
minroveikients nt their depots.
Quite A number of our societv vniincr
people nfc interested in the success of
the Charity bnll to be given by the ladies
of Austiil on January 20, and a number
expect to attend.
The nmituincement of Hon. A. S. Bur
leson of Ttavis county in The Statesman
today wnsrend with a grent dejil of in
terest herd ns Mr. Burleson hns mnny
friends anil supporters in this city and
Judge W'.UC. Mnkemson of Georgetown
was here Mduy on his way home from
Washington. He says the Green men
ure on top. I
A Possible 'Combination That Mar
Elect fs. Ilnltlmnre Man.
Annnpolis, Md., Jan. 19 The sennte
and house met! in joint session todny. nnd
after casting o'lie ballot for United Stntes
senator to sudcoed A. P. Gorman nd
journed until tomorrow. The ballot re
sulted ns follows: McComas, .IB; Shaw.
11; Shyrock, 2': Milliken. 2; Barber, (i;
Urner, 1: Gorninn. 40: Finley. 2; Parren,
0; Lowndes. 1. Total, 113. Necessary to
a choice, 57; absent. 4.
The outcome oft. the day's ballot was n
distinct disappointment to the followers
of Judge McComni. they having confident
ly expected a gniu of nt least eight more
votes than they gdt. Their failure is not
thought to indicate the possible rc-nppear-unce
of Postmaster General Gary as a
candidate, as these votes are looked upon
as his whenever ho wants them. There
are many who confidently expect a Shy
rock landslide within a few days, if some
one else is not chosen within that time.
Indications of an attempt at coalitinm
between the "faithful eleven" and the
democratic members for the purpose of
electing a Baltimore city man are grow
ing stronger every hour. Such a combi
nation would probably mean Shaw or
A Town In Illinois Threatened With
Indianapolis. Ind., Jan. 20. At 1:20
o'clock this morning word renched the
city thnt a conflagration was raging in
Siencer. Ind., which wns threatening
to destroy the city. As nil communica
tion wns cut off it was impossible to get
definite facts. Spencer is a town of
some 3000 inhabitants, the county sent
of Owen county, nnd lot nted about fifty
miles southwest of this c'tr.