Newspaper Page Text
irivilege of v
res to take in
y and that tt
s with an impo.
' action of an
t Cuba will be.
r declared. "I
le new govern-
1 order and the
as of the island
rs and residents
.ban the Spanish
iUat if I were.to
liuily to the island
c safer under Span
iid to be, than un
ild be instituted if
I succeed and our
ie possession of the
or securing orderly
n Spanish rule and
reply. "The United
liberate more care
iore themselves tak
ossession of such ter
o the maintenance of
che fortification of iin
points, the increase of
nent in the island, and,
.he same mechanism by
ideavors to protect Cuba
orderly government. There
itinns which will force us
.ession of the island, but it
be done without due con
f the serious problems which
t .ii a tei.'itory would force upon the at
tention of a representative republic."
"Do you not fear the disturbance of
business confidence if the Cameron reso
lution should pass congress?"
"Yes." said (Jen. Draper. "It is evi
dent that this shock of confidence has
been felt even by the passing of the resi
lution before the committee. Business
men have already suffered enough from
international troubles without adding
this external one. In case of war we
would expose pur gold standard to hazard
and thereby endanger many of the ro
snlts of the recent election. We should
compel increased issues of bonds for war
purposes, as well as for the maintenance
of the gold reserve, and we should open
the door to a big increase of the pension
roll and to the disturbance of our en
tire industrial system, which has been
o severely wrenched during the past
XMAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Washington, Dec. 24. Christmas at
the White House will be observed this
year just as it has been in the past dur
ing the present administration. The
day will be essentially a childrens' festi
val. Tonight a big Christmas tree was
placed in the library and Mrs. Cleveland
herself superintended the trimming of
the tree. The electrician of the White
House has provided n myriad of tiny
colored lights which will take the place
of the time-honored wax lights in allu
minating the tree.
Mrs. Cleveland thoughtfully remember
ed the employes today- by lestowing upon
each a fine turkey for Christmns dinner.
For the White House a monster bird is
now ready in the ice chest. He came
alive from Louisville, Ky., a few days
ago and weighed fifty-Beven pounds.
NEGOTIATIONS WILT, CONTINUE.
Washington, Dec. 24. The Dawes In
dian commission will reopen negotiations
with the five civilized tribes early in
Jannary. The Cherokees will be the first
nation treated with, and the commission
expects to secure an engagement with all
the tribes by the 1st of Fehrnary. These
treaties will be probably ratified by con
gress at the present session.
Washington, Dec. 24. For the first
time for many years the executive de
partments of the government were not
closed today in accordance with the cus
tom of giving employes a half holiday on
the day preceding Christmns. The de
cision to keep the departments open is
the result of an act passed by congress
on March 3, 18!)4, and attention was
first drawn to its provisions at a cabinet
meeting last summer and considered at
n recent meeting. This stntnte requires
all employes to work not less thnn seven
hours each day except Sundays and actu
Washington, Dec. 24. Chairman Bell
posed it was a brakeman and opened the
door. The robbers threw my shotgun
out of the car and broke it all to pieces.
They certainly knew their business and
were very polite, but it would not have
been safe to have resisted them."
The politeness of the robbers impressed
nil, who, the trainmen say, were well
dressed. The leader was a little nnder
vhe influence of drink. He was so jovial
that when he took $4 from the conductor
ne gave - back, to him; the other $2 he
E resented to Frier for a Christmas gift,
'rier has been messenger for the Pacific
express tor twelve years, and has been
connected with other companies for over
twenty years. The messenger bad R
good view of the robbers and will be able
to identify them if caught.
Chicago, Dee. 24. At the office of the
Chicago and Alton road here it is stated
that the amount secured by the Blue cut
train robbers foots up about $2500 in
cash and may reach $3000.
The Slate That Will Likely Be Selected
By the Major.
Chicago, 111., Dec. 24. A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington, says:
"It is now possible to give Bome im
portant news concerning the program
which President-elect McKinley has
made in the task of making up his cabi
net slate. It would be incorrect to say
that Maj. McKinley has fully and finally
determined whom be will ask to be his
ministers. So far only two direct offers
of places in the cabinet have been made,
one of these to Mr. Hanna, who is not
likely to be in the cabinet at all, and the
other to Mr. Dingley, but the president
elect has practically determined the com
position of his cabinet, except as to one,
or perhaps two places. Unless he changes
his mind, the following will lie the Mc
Kinley cabinet when finally announced.
Secretary of State John Sherman of
Secretary of Treasury Nelson Dingley
Secretary of War Ex-Governor Wil
liam tt.1 Merriam of Minnesota.
Seen ny of the Navy Cornelius N.
Bliss of lew York.
Attorney General Nathan Goff of
Post Master General Henry C. Payne
Secretary of Agriculture-1-. J. Way
mire of California.
STREET STRIKE THREATENED.
Conductors and Motormcn in Boston
Boston, Dec. 23. The conductors and
motormcn on the West End Street rail
way threatened to strike if certain griev
ances are not adjusted. If the tie up of
the road is as complete as it now prom
ises, it will cause widespread discomfort
to suburbanites for miles around. The
men claim they are overworked. Recent
ly they say employes who made complaint
of their treatment were summarily dis
charged. An official of the union said tonight:
"Two conferences were held between
Superintendent Rugg and a committee.
They reported to the joint unions that
practically all thingj asked of the man
agement had been onceded, excepting a
request for $2.50 a May, an Increase of
25 cents on the wage i of the present time.
Owing to this demand being the only ob
stacle to the completion of the agreement
the union voted to leave the wattes as
they were, $2.25 a day. This action of
the union was conveyed to Superintend
ent Kugg by letter. The latter replied,
saying that he did not have the power
to sign the agreement, and referred the
committee to President Little. A request
was immediately forwarded to President
Little for the conference, but up to the
present time no reply has been received
by the committee.
river, and there await a party of insur
gents, who will take charge of the cargo.
Do not attempt to land men or munitions
at any other point."
The orders caused a sensation. A con
sultation was held immediately in the
cabin by Cnpt. John O'Brien, Navigation
Capt. Lewis, Maj. Perez Morales, com
mander of the land expedition and Lieut
Col. Calvo, sea commander. Gen. De
Arms was called in. Nearly every officer
aboard had warned the junta that it
would be useless to attempt to land an
expedition near the San Juan river. The
steamer Bermuda had tried to and had
been fied upon and driven away , by a
Spanish coaster while the cargo of the
Dauntless, after having been put ashore,
But what was there to be done? The
steamer had stolen awny from the United
States and had already covered three
fourths of the distance to her ordered
destination. She hnd weathered heavy
storms and was staunch. Her crew was
a picked one and the soldiers aboard were
brave and determined.
"We will land at the San Junn if we
have to steal through hell to do it," said
"Keep a good head on, but don't waBtc
any coal," was the word sent down to
Chief Engineer Dunn. When fifty miles
south of the cape the course was changed
to' north by northeast against a dead
wind. When night fell we were thirty
miles from land following an easterly di
rection. Saturday morning was lear
and beautiful. The vessel was placed
under a small head of steam and went
easily in a clam sea.
On the prow, night glass in hand, stood
Capt. Lewis, Maj. Arnas and Engineer
Buglchl. The remainder of the expedi
tion gathered along the rails on the port
side as the vessel steamed almost into
the shadow of the rock cliffs. When the
filibuBtercr was within 400 yards of th
shore the engineer discovered a moving
object in the darkness under the lee, and
informed Capt. Lewis that he Baw a
coaster. Without further ado the fili
buster turned swiftly to starboard and
pointed fo& the open Bea. Few persons
aboard had seen the Spaniard. Capt.
O'Brien, after allowing his ship to
scamper 300 or 400 yards, hove to and
backed towards the mouth of Ban Junn.
In a minute more the black shape of a
40-foot coaster was seen darting out iu
our direction. Away steamed the fili
buster and behind, emerging from the
shadow along the shore, came the coaster.
For a few minutes the exciting race con
tinued and then came a flash of light
from the Spaniard. A second later
came the crack of two-pounders, and then
there was a hiss of a shell a few rods to
the stnrbnard. Word was passed that
all must fight. A few men broke ocii
the ride and cartridge boxes and soon
the entire party was armed. Sharp
shooter Gorman stationed his riflcmc.i
upon the storm rail upon the upper deck.
Mnj. Morales was in charge. Again
came a flush from the coaster, and anoth
er solid shot splashed in the water sever
al rods nearer the vessel. Pursued and
pursuer were each under full stenm and
smoke was pouring from the funnels.
They were now about 800 yards apart.
Hrnyod the slightest expression la
manner or uctiou Unit I was ii
', 1 immediately felt like 1 was
citizen of Austin und returned
vor und fortune to receive the
Intions of nil. I was four hour
i blocks and was possibly greeted
""ople, utid Ntill found none whi
jy but look me by tie hnnd
nnd pleasant greeting. Dur-
tliroc lawyers voluntee
'rce of charge, or
ith the friends
tcnemeut house belonging to James Hern
don and occupied by Eugene Finley
burned here today. Building insured in
Northern of London for $1000, and fur
niture for $700, in Southern of New Or
MOTORMAN'S NARROW ESCAPE.
Bohemians Incensed at the Killing of a
Boy by a Trolley Car.
Chicago, III., Dec. 25. Geo. E. Den
mark, 7 years old, was killed by a trolley
car on Throop and Eighteenth streets
this afternoon. Fred Bernier, motorman,
was threatened with lynching for killing
the boy, and was with great difficulty res
cued from n mob of Bohemians who, in
censed at the terrible accident, surround
ed the car and dragged Bernier from the
platform, determined to bang him. After
the boy had been killed Motorman Ber
nier took refuge in the car, which stood
within a few feet of where the boy was
killed. In an instant it was besieged by
angry men. He attempted to keen them
out by latching the doors on the inside,
but they broke the door in, knocking him
down, and kicked and beat him for a few
moments in a shocking manner. He
managed, however, to get away from
them and ran to the door of n drug store,
where he was handed a pistol nnd wna
admitted inside by the proprietor before
any further harm befell him.
The crowd surged around the door, yell
ing: "Break it iu; break it in; kill him;
It looked for a minute as if the store
would be raided, but the proprietor, Mr.
Kvitek, brought out a Winchester rifle,
and pointing it at the door threatened that
the first man who entered would drop
dead. The crowd heard what he said
and fell back. In the meantime Mr.
Kvitek hnd reached his telephone. He
called on th Maxwell station first for an
ambulance, but by that time matters had
got so warm that he requested a patrol
wagon. In a few moments the wagon
brought Policemen Brnsson and Mutiny,
Theme, DulTy, Horwieh and Wallace,
who did all they could to quiet the mob.
When some degree of quiet hnd been re
stored the police arrested the endangered
men and took them to the station. There
the men seemed unconcerned and declined
to make a statement. There were many
versions given of the accident.
RHODES' SPEECHES CRITICISED.
London, Dec. 25. Cecil Rhodes' speech
es at Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, arc
exciting much comment both here and in
Cape Town. In the cotirse of his speech
upon landing in Port Elizabeth, he said:
"I am going to meet und be examined
by my fellow countrymen. I know their
rectitude, but I know I have also your
sympathies in the trouble I am about to
In his speech at. the banquet tendered
him at Port Elizabeth he referred to the
mother country as a power out of sym
pathy of him to whom he bad presented
a new colony.
The Times protests against Rhodes bul
lying the British public, who have stood
by him during a year of trouble and who
nre prepared to accord him a fair hear
ing. TO WATCH THE JAPS.
London, Dec. 25. A dispatch to the
Grnphlc from Paris says:
It is stated that a Russian fleet of
twelve vessels has been stationed nt
Vlndivostock to watch Japan, which is
supposed to be meditating another blow
PRINTING PLANT BURNED.
Ran Francisco, Dee. 25. Fire this nf
'ernoon destroyed the plnnt of Francis
Valentine &. Co., one of the largest print
ing firms in the city. Their presses,
which were inmircd for $.'(0,000, were
'lightly damaged, while the stock mid
wood cuts were nearly destroyed. The
lows, however, are more than covered by
insnrnnce. The total loss w't probably
niL-ui us ou-iuot. yuur
lives; the wall u you."
Mothers picked up and
ran to the streets. sed to
leave. The police slit m nnd
women down stairs nnc , up the
children from the floors, carrying them
out. 'Most of them were in their night
clothes and ench was clinging to a toy.
The roof of the fnctory fell within an
hour after the fire was discovered, 'i he
wall to the west tumbled down upon the
tenement house. The east wall went
down on Schuller's hotel.
The loss of $500,000 is well covered by
insurance, i -
XMAS AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
Washington, Dee. 25. Christmns wm
celebrated in a joyous manner at the
Wh to House. The children, not only of
the president, but of the entire cabinet
circle, held high carnlvnl in the White
House library. A nolile nr tree sioou in
the center of the big semi-circular room,
so tail that it touched the lofty ceiling,
and so thick and broad thnt it almost fill
ed the large room. Until late in the night
mnny willing hands had worked under
Mrs. Cleveland's direction iu beautifying
this Christmas tree, and as it stood this
morning, when the bright sun of Christ
mas dav shone umin its tinsel and gilt
ends, sparkled on the artificial snow and
the pendant icicles and betrayed some
pretty toy or knicknack concealed In the
thick foliage, it was a tree worthy of the
White House. The children were early
awake up, indeed, even before most of
the servants, nnd were soon gloating over
the presents that lay piled up around tin
foot of the tree, and over the contents of
their stockings, which were generously
filled by Santa Clans. After breakfast
uie visitors ih-kiiii iu nuivt-, t-muiii-u v
the members of the cabinet, and the day's
enjoyment wns fairly begun. There were
presents for each of the little ones from
Mrs. Cleveland, and in turn most of the
visitors brought pretty tokens or remem
brance for the Cleveland children.
The iiresident and Mrs. Cleveland ex
changed presents, as has been their prac
tice ever since their marriage, anu an or
the emnlnvca of the White House receiv
ed appropriate useful tokens of esteem.
At the Holy ;ntnollc iriniiy cnurcii,
In which Signor Miirtenilli, the jmpnl del
egate, officiated, Monsignor Zcbarotti,
the mediator of Dr. Rook, the scretary
of the legation, wns present In the sanct
uary. The sermon wns delivered by Rev.
Pepi, this being the lntter's first, appear
ance since he became a Jesuit.
DIED OF HIS INJURIES.
Washington, Dec. 25. Chester It.
Faulkner, the private secretary of Sen
ator Voorhees of Indiana, who was
knocked down Inst night by a street car,
died at Providence hospital this after
noon. He never recovered from the
shock consequent upon the amputation of
his leg, which was a necessary result of
, NEGRO KILLED.
VLedbetter. Tex., Dec. 25.-8pccial.)
It has just been reported here that Wash
Nunn was killed late this evening. Nunn
nd the nnrtr with whom ho Quarrelled
arc negroes and Nunn has been running a
smnl' store In isunnvtue, cigm nines
north of here.
New Boston. Tex., Dec. 25. (Special.)
Thievel entered the store of R. F. Full
sight las', night nnd carried oft $150
worth of furnishing goods. Entrance
wns effected through the transom over
the back door. ro clew.
THE TIME FOR BUILDING
Up the system is now. The cold weather
has made unusual drains upon the vital
forces. The blood has become impure,
and nil the functions of the body suffer m
consequence. Hood's Snrsaparilln is the
great builder, because it is the One True
Blood Purifier and nerve touic.
Hood's Pills become the favorite ca
thartic with all who use them.
who actively p. ,pt'clpa.
President Young ayg tj,
far as a supreme UTouncj
concerned. He admits
men have disregarded nc .
The action of the conferen
may ignore the ultimatum of
council and inaugurate anothi
la generally thought among th
ors and motormeu that the act.
supreme council means thnt I
agent have until next Monday to
agreement 'submitted by tht
recognizing them as a uuion Inst
individuals. If the company rvfut
do this another strike may follow.
One of the men said tonight tna
the company refused to recognize Its t
ducfors and motormcn as a union and v
present council did not order a strike, tl
resignation of the present members wouli
be demanded and a new council repre
senting the sentiments of the men would'
be installed, lhe conservative member
however, argue that a strike now would
bit the height of folly. In event of a
strike being ordered many of these meti
would refuse to go out. Today and yes-.
teruay tne recruiting olllce or the West
End registered about 1000 men who are
supposed to ho competent, besides receiv
ing nunurc r applications by moll. . . ,
Cape Colony, Dec. 25i.
t r mdered to Cecil Hhodes
u icech in the course or
whh . .. 'at his public life wan
not ended e would not give up
his seat In r nt until be was-
turned out He asserted that no savage
country can remain a part of Africa,
Cape Colony, be said, must be the domi
nant power of Central Africa. Her idem
wns to assimilate the tariffs and the pen- .
pie. This, he said, could be done in the-' .
north. It was not a question of race,.,
but of unity. He urged his hearers to. .
cultivate a closer union with other South-'
African communities. He stated that'
when he wns negotiating with the late-
Charles Stewart I'arnell, Parnell had' ,
promised him that a clause should be in-
serted in the home rule bill which would
permit representatives from the colony t
sit at Westminster.
Allcntown, Pa., Dec. 25. Five persons)
were injured nnd one killed this after
noon at East Allcntown in a grade cross-.''
ing accident. A passenger train on tbV
Central Railroad of New Jersey struck
a trolley car. L. J. Ware, aged 4'J, the
niotornian, was instantly killed. , '
The injured are: Geo. Grosser;, trolley,
car conductor; Mr. nnd Mrs. John Brink.'
P. Gehman. Ed Werg.
The lust four live in Bethlehem. None
of the injured are thought to be iicriously
hurt. 1 he locomotive struck the trolley
car on the front platform, carrying the
motorman a distance of seventy-five feet.
The others were hurt by flying fragment,
of the cur.
WHISKY CAUSED TROUBLE.
Tangipahoa, la., Dec. 25.-The killing
of W. Ii. Davidson by Monroe BumberU
and the accidental wounding of a negro
boy by a fusllade fired by drunken men
at the time of the killing, and the subse
quent shooting of young Payne by Alex
ander Martin last night, is .the general
subject of conversation here today. Whis
ky caused the trouble.
At 3 o'clock tbis morning A. M. Addi
son, operator and agent of tho Illinois
Central railroad at Wesson, wns killed bv
Jack and Luther Cose. The Case boys-
were creating a disturbance in the ladles
waiting room, and when Addison attempt
ed to quiet them they killed him.. The
murderers were arrested.
GRAND JURY DISMISSED.
Bay City, Mich., Dec. 25.-.Tudge Max
well has dismissed the grand jury, which
wns empaneled to investigate alleged'
misdoings of county nnd city officials. No.
indictments had been returned or progress,
mnde in the investigations. Tho iury
may be summoned again.