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B. II. ADAMS, ru:ls!ier.
Emperob William of Germany a-
rived at Kiel, on the 22d, to attenr
swearing in of the naval recruit
Os the 18th Secretary of orter
of Nebraska was fined u the Lin
coin police court M 1 the
health ordinance by butchering hog
Within the cit.r UmH.
TllE president has granted a fall pac
tion to '3, M. Folsom, the Albuquerqwe
(X. 1a.) banker, sent up for five years
for publishing false statements f his
bank's condition. Depositors iave
since been paid in fall.
The bsdget cemmittee of the lower
house 'ef the reichsrath to winch the
bill providing for a provisional-renewal
xt the compact between Austria anl
Hungary was referred, aanocaced, on
the 18th, tbat it had adopted that
London suffered, oa the 19th, from
'one of the most disastrous .fires ia its
history since 1066, ia which it was-offi-cially
reported that 150 imicense ware
houses, tcgether with their-costlycon-tents,
wre consumed, thedamae be
ing estimated at .00a,000.
A Gkman force kas tended r.t Kia
Chua bay, China, e demnud satisfac
tion for the murder ef the Rhenish mis
sionaries near i'en Cliu Fu aud the mob
bing ( the German minister to China
and the captaia of the gunboat Cor
morant, the latter ancidf nt having oc
curred on November 6 at Wu-Chang.
Frank PiuscAxrii, of Michigan, re
cently from the Klondike, where he is
reputed to Jtave acquired -a mining
claim which he -has disposed of for
$1,000,000, was at .the war department,
on the l'JtU. having been -euininoned
by the government to confer respect
ing the conditions in itiv. tuicing coun
-Tub Doiainion Cotton Gc. of Mon
treal, Can-, iiai decided to -substitute
electricity rstoaiu power in its mills,
and has made a contract with the La
chine Hydraulic -Co. -for the supply of
- electrical pwwer lor their establish
ment. The contract will .run for 20
years. The .poorer hvf enerated by the
' Machine rapids.
' Sec'RETAKC Alhcu received a tele
pram from -a Loe Angeles. (Cal.) news
paper, on thr lyiU, -offering--to publish j
- 4he advertisement uf .the.irar depart- j
Bent cailiiyr for proposals for the
-building of the breakwater . at San
- Pedro, Cal., -and take the .chances of
obtaining p"""5. iaCpiyment from con-
Fobtt-kicjik men fcan itho interior
Of Austria, who were .arrested in the
swamps of Mississippi by .United States
inspectors, on the charge of violating
toe alien labor contract law, were, on
the 21st, with their iaadar, Jahan
Pokje, locked up ia the immigrant
house of detejition at Locust Point,
Md,, awaiting deportatioa to aVremen.
XftE Madrid rorrespomiejit .of the
Liondon Daily Mail said, a the 20th:
There is great agitation among the
manufacturers X Catalonia against
tan a concessions to Cuba. At .Bar-
celona.a committee has been appointed
with instructions to go to Madrid And
organize a meeting of seuora .and
deputies to protest against the cuaues-
Tub five survivors of the crew of the
.alleged filibuster Competitor, recently
pardoned and released from Spanish
prisons in Cubav arrived af New York,"
'.on the 23d, v.tU ateaiushtp- Saratoga.
The description 'of these mental and
physical w.rflUs of former .'men and
American citizens, ',as furnished by the
press dispatches, was'-pitiable in the
extreme. , .
Gen. Saussi&r, theaiilitary governor
of Paris, has appointed Gen. 'oUieux
to inquire: into thetcharges brought
against Ferdinand Walsiu Esterhazy,
former major of French infantry, who
has been charged by i-MaldNwtilrevfus
with the crime for which '.Capt? Alfred
fivj.uq, luabuicua urubuu, IS uuw u n-
dergoing a sentence ef irapteisonm'ent
for life, ,
. At a meeting of the Spanish cabinet,
on the 18th, a letter from the United
Slates minister, Gen. Stewart L.' Wood
ford, was read, expressing the satis
faction of the United States govern
ment relative to the settlement of the
Competitor case and other current
questions. The communication creat
ed a good impression in Spanish polit
The cabinet was in session for Cwo
hours, on the lUth, the time being de
toted largely to a discussion of the an
nual reports of the different mem
bers. The more important reports
from the treasury, war and navy de
partments not having yet been made
public these were given consideration.
The president also discussed various
features of his message.
A dispatch from Fort Scott, Kas,. on
the 21st, said: "Save for one or two
artesian wells this city is without
water. The continued efforts of 20
men, who for two days and nights
have been dynamiting the Marmatou
river bed for water to supply the city,
have failed, and last night the water
company's pump house began drawing
wind and the entire city supply was
The secret service bureau announced,
on the 18th, the discovery of a new
counterfeit ten dollar silver certificate
and also a counterfeit national bank
note. The silver certificate is a photo
graphic production printed on two
pieces of paper pasted together. The
note is badly printed and the lathe
work is blurred and indistinct, and is
on the First national, of Joplin, Ma,
1 -fE HEWS IS BRIEF.
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Thb Peruvian minister. Dr. Eguiger
an, was among Secretary Sherman's
callers on the 1 3th. He called to talk
over the last demand of oar govern
ment for a settlement of the McCord
claim, and, in return, proposed to ar
bitrate the case. This proposition was
not acceptable to our government and
the negotiations will continue.
Tux state department, on the ISth,
notified CoL Charles Cage Bryan of his
appointment as minister to China, and
that he was expected to go to Wash
ington immediately to qualify.
The British admiralty court, oa the
JSth, awarded the British steamer Vic
toria 4.250 for ealviug the British
steamer Velleda ia March last.
Svlvestkr E. Collins, alias Wm
Lyons, alias Murphy, of McGregor,
la., who is said to be the leader of a
gang of professional safe burglars, was
captured ou the Bowery in New York,
on the 19th, and held at the request of
post office detectives.
Rev. Nathan Tidbals, founder -of
the old publishing house of TibbalsJfc
Sons, died, on the l'Jtli, at bis home in
Brooklyn, aged 82 years.
Vs the ISth the contract for the con
struction of the 1 l'aso Jt Northeast
ern road wis awarded to George S.
Good & Co., ef Lock Haven, Pa. This
road opens up to El l'aso, Tex., the
rieh gold, silver and coal .fields of the
White Oaks country, aud one of the
finest agricultural and stock districts
ia that state.
Maj. W. H. IIeiner, corps of engi
reers, has been appointed a member
ef the California debris commission
An order was issued by the Washing
ton (D. C.) orphan's court, on the lDUi,
making Mrs. John A. Logan guardian
for Miss Evangelina Cis'ieros. The
proceedings in court were very brief,
but the senorita's appearance created
An Anglo-American general arbitra
tion treaty will be proclaimed by the
present administration if it is within
the power of -President McICinley to
bring it about. He has promised the
-executive committee of the Mohonk
conference dliat he will work unceas
ingly to accomplish it.
The secretary of agriculture purposes
issuing a series of farmers' bulletins on
tobacco, and has issued a circular solic
iting contributions from experts ou the
method of cultivation, on the expert
tobaccos of Kentuky aud Tennessee
and on the marketing of tobacco.
Mrs. Nettie Winkler, wife of Jacob
W'nkler, was outraged and murdered
at her home in Cleveland, O.. on the
lath. She was fouud on the lloor of
her home with her skull crushed in'
run a blow with a hammer. Sue died
a few hours later.
The government is actively en
gaged in the preparation of its case
against the Central Pacific Railway
Co., ia anticipation of the Company's
default of its payments due January 1,
Tub Pierre Humbert Alaskan explor
ing expedition, which sailed from
Seattle. .October 15, has been located
ten miles up the rirer from Cliilkoot
inlet Xiie explorer had already lo
cated a pass over the range 2,500 feet
lower tuae either Chileat or Cliilkoot.
A perfectly feasible a.ui an easy route
for a raiicoad into the valley of the
Yukon had also been discovered.
The state department .makes nublie
the fact that since the ber inning of the
present administration, &arch 4, the
releases of 27 Americans immured in
Spanish prisons in Cuba hare been ob
tained. ' .
The very noticeable Improvement in
the health of Mrs. McKiulev is the sub
ject of frequent comment in VVathiog-I
ton. The gain has been s!ady ever
siaee she arrived at the White House,
nine months ago.
Attorney General BIcKenna will
bid on the Kansas PiieiSu railroad. De-
.emoer . unless a guarantee is given I
that the sale shall bri.ijr the full ,
amount of the government claim. If I
necessary, the road will be bid in for
Two vebv distinct shocks of earth
quake were felt at Randsburg. Cal., on
Ihe 21st, the first atl 1:30 a.m., the
next an hour later. The vibralious
were from north to south. Buildings
shook perceptibly, but uo damage was
Patrick Convert entered one of the
buildings of the New Jersey Steel and j
Iron Co., at Trenton, N. J., ou the 21st, i
seeking a place to sleep. He climbed
into an oven, and later the night
watchman started a fire in the furnace
with which the oven was connected.
The heat awoke Con very, and his cries
attracted the watchmau, who released
him from hisdangerous position. When
taken out of the oven, Convery fell un
conscious to tiie floor.
A ORKAT fire, doing damage esti
mated at to. 000, 000, visited Melbourne,
Australia, on the 21st, It started in
the warehouse of Craig Williamson, in
Elizabeth street, in the very heart of
the city, and burned the entire blocks
bounded by Elizabeth, Flinders and
Swanston str4ets, and Flindeis lane,
with the exception of two buildings.
Three overdue deep water ships ar
rived at San Francisco on the 21st.
They were the Italian ship Orient, 201
days from Newcastle, England; the
British ship Cawdor, 1S4 days from
Swansea, and the ship Heath bank from
Hong Kong. Ten per cent, of the in
surance had been paid on tho Heath
bank and 12X on the other two.
A dispatch from Uawarden, on the
21st, said that Mr. Gladstone, concern
ing whose health an alarming rumo
had been widely circulated, was in )
Capt. J. F. Chapman, for 25 vc
prominent ship owner of Sau F
co, died on the 21st, at his si
residence near Oakland.
A vigilance committee
fromed at Sloatsburg, N.
down a gang of train
Y.. to ruu
unrgiars mat nave op
neighborhood of late.
Tbb royal decree for the establish
ment oi autonomy in Cuba was sub
mitted to a Spanish cabinet council
on the 221.
Gen. Albert Ordwat. of Washing
ton, died at the Hoffman house. New
York, on the 2lsU
San Francisco and Puget Sound
gamblers are preparing to reap a Klon
dike harvest on a scale searcely less
extensive than the big transportation
companies. They will open big hotels
and gambling resorts from St. Michaels
to Dawson -and at Dyea, Weangel and
John Denmark, a farmer, was shot
while sitting in his arm chair in the
dining-room of his home near Van
Etten, N. Y., on the 21st. The muzzle
of a double-barreled shotgun was
forced through the glass in a window,
and at short range the murderer in the
dark blazed away with both barrels.
Mrs. M. A. Trigg, aged 52 years, and
her ten-year-old daughter, Ethel, lost
their lives in a fire that destroyed their
residence in Topeka, Kas., on the 21st.
A son escaped with a broken leg, jump
ing from a second-story window.
Db. Guiteras, the yellow fever ex
pert, expresses the opinion that yellow
fever was imported to this country
from Havana, which port alwaj-s ha
been a menace to the health of th
Angel Paz. who betrayed the Cubar
Gen. Castillo to the Spaniards for S3,
000. was recently captured by the in
surgeuts on his way to Cienfuegos
tried by a drumhead court-martial and
The grand jury. convened in specia1
session in Taunton, Mass., on the 22d,
found indictments against W. Shay
and Frank Ford, common counciluien
of Fall River, for soliciting bribes in
connection with the awarding of con
tracts for furnishing a school.
Tue United States treasury, on the
221, received from the reorganization
committee of the Union Pacific rail
way Sl3.ti45.2o0 in cash on account of
the purchase of the road, and turned
over to il.e committee that amount in
bouds which had been on deposit with
the government in the sinking fund of
Cai'T. Leonard A. Lovkbixo. of the
Fourth infantry, statioued at Fort
Sheridan, 111., appeared before acoutl
uiartial at that post, on the 2:!l. to
stand trial on the charge of "conduct
prejudicial to good order and military
discipline," the specific charge being
the causing of Private Hainwoud to "be
"dragged over the ground by the heels
from the guard house to the ollice of
the regimental adjutant.
A sentence of six years and six
mouths each, at hard labor, in the
eastern penitentiary and the costs of
the prosecution was iinpoed by Judge
Xiutler, in the United States district
court at Philadelphia, on the 22d.
upon John B. Meixell, ex-cashier, and
Willie E. Hoch, ex-teller of the South
Bethlehem (Pa.) national bank, both
of whom pleaded guilty to embezzle
ment. Herbert Wiswall, a Boston capi
talist, who fell down a stairway in the
Grand theater at Atlanta, da., recent
ly, died on the 22d. An inquest by the
coroner's jury found that the fall was
accidental. 1 he remains were shipped
The United States torpedo boat Por
ter arrived at Savannah, Ga., on the
22d, to arrange for a visit of the Erics
son. The Porter made the trip f rom
.oyai in inree hours.
Mrs. O Reillv. widow of the late
John Boyle O Reilly, the patriot, poet
and editor, died at her home in Boston
oa the 22d. of pneumonia.
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
Marshal Blanco, the captain-general
of Cuba, has been authorized by
the government at Madrid t ; 1
creditof 3HI0.000. to b .Ut .i.
immediate relief of the suffering peas
ants who have been trathered in th-
vicinity of the towns occupied by the
...t. j,au.u uoops. as a precaut onarir
: measure, and who have been suffering
I hardships aud Driv.-iflrm
Ehkune II. Rtum. widow of Coramo
dore John IJ,l I ir;...,i o....
i -w,-''" u ii i ir i a lt i h.i Mti nanit
was arraigned in court t v,
ton. Statcn Island,
on the 22tl. to an-
iwerto the accusation of stealing a
quantity of jewelry from a hons in
which -ihe had recently boarded. Mrs.
Ru.ld admitted that she had taken th
property, but sai l that she could not
tell why she had done so.
Uxrours of general merchandise from
the purt of New York, for the week
cntled on the 231. were valued af. Si.i .
403, against S7.478.08S in the Dreeen
eek, and S7.721.20. in the eorr
r-jMMiuiu- n-eeK oi last year; ana si
January I, SttJ.G-iS.ScSi). against f 8B
(U-tu sii in i:ic corresponding per 3ti,--!
lat year. .Qf
The countess of Latham, v
turning from a shooting par bile re
23J. was thrown out of tb tV,-cn the
killed near Wigan, Lan- e 4rep and
countess was formerly L Aster. The
liers. second daughter jfty-Aliee -Vil-earl
of Clarendon. S' ; nhe fourth
to the earl of Lathair .e'-vas married
The London U'u ."ib'rsflo.
about to issue a m: jeftlllic teajyue is
position and pol .uffesto -defining its
cen t negotiator ?n view tof the re
states mouela ,s 'between the United
British gove rV eomtnissron and the
committee o ftieuL :The executive
the qucstir f .thtJ ieasue is dtvided on
Gkn. VV ,r"6: tatlo.
of his fr ek,-addressing a number
in Bar- tts suo.rtly' after his arrival
his rr ywia; expressed great regret at
Was 4t'l'.rtin ' I'lfh nrlilintr tl.nl ho,
a-.cularly annoyed at the atti
jc'bf Tdrtaiu newspapers, which de
eir.e' favored the insurgents.
'Tarr Steamer Moan a of the Union
sftpifchip Co., of New Zealand, which
sails' from Sydney. 'N.'S. W.,' on the
23d;-'for San Francisco, carried 275, 00J
Slj an explosion in a firework. fac
tory at Schoetihauseu-Allcc. Germany,
on the 2:1.1. one man and two girls were
l::lled audseven other persons were in
PitiNCE IIesht of Prussia, brother of
Emperor William, is t lalte comin m l
of the German squ.idrou in Chinese
MISSOURI STATE NEWS.
Bailroad FanMuBen Have Right.
According to decisions handed down
by the Kansas City court of appeals, a
railroad company must deliver its pas
sengers safely at a safe place or be re
sponsible for injuries that may result
from its neglect to do so.
Mary Ana Spry, together with her three chil
dren, boarded a Missouri, Kansas & T)xas train
at a station in Howard county to no to Nevada,
Mo. It wa-i very bad weather, and was raining
, and soowinz. At Sedalia the train did nt pull
up to the union depot, but slopped at what the
j road calls its Fifth street depot, telling the
passengers toe train would go no further, be
cause there had been a flood and washout the
other side of Sedalia The passengers. Includ
ing Mary Ann Spry and the three children, got
off at the Fifth Street depot to wait for another
train that would go on by another road. But
the little depot was small and dirty, and Mrs.
Spry said she would rather walk to the union
depot through the rain and snow and
mud than stay in that di ty place. She did it,
contracted a cold and sued the company. The
court in Howard county said she could recover
from the company, aud she did. getting a judg
ment for t.MX The court of appeals affirmed
the decision, saying it was the business of the
railroad company to provide for its passengers
a clean, comfortable place to wait, and deliver
them safely there.
Another case was that of
John Talbot, who sued the Chicago & Alton
Railroad Co. because its trainmen did not de
liver him exactly on the depot platform at
Clark, Ma The train pulled up to the depot
platform, but the steps of the rear coach did
not quite reach it. The porter opened the train
irate for Talbot to pet off. Talbot stepped to
the ground, but on a rock. His ankle turned,
and he was thrown heavily to the ground. He
sued the company, got judgment, and the court
of appeals said he was entitled to it.
The Thanksgiving proclamations of
Gov. Stephens of Missouri and Gov.
Piugree of Michigan bear a striking re
semblance. Gov. Stephens issued his
message November 1 and Gov. Piugree
Our great common
wealth, tilled with a
than bel in.'ed to the
whole country wjien
our lathers fought fur
c-au look Lack over the
seventy-six years of
statcuood and see the
simple industries of the
pioneers, grown to the
many diversified indus
tries which have made
us the eighth state in
wealth, aud we are lifth
in numbers and polit
ical power in this great
The spirit of philan
thropy among our citi
zens nas been active in
provimngfor the needs
of suffering and unfor
tunate. Christian! workers
have brought many to
acknowledge their obli
gations to lead better
lives, and countless
homes have been made
happier for their eBorts
during the year.
. 6 or. i'intjrte:
Our great common
wealth, tilled with a
larger population tnaa
bt.'lone.i to our whole
country when our fa
thers fought for na
can look back over the
sixty years of state
hood and see the sim
ple industries of the
pioneers grown to the
diversitied iu terests
which have made us a
great slatj in wealth
and in a great maiij
The spirit of philan
thropy umoiig our cit
izens nas ber n active in
providing for Ihen ects
of sua.'i ing and unfor
tunate. l.'hristriiin workers
have brought many to
acknowledge their obli
gations to lead better
lives, and countless
numuers have been
niatie happier for their
efforts during the year.
To Join Oarrett's Free-Love Colony.
Says a dispatcn sent from Sedalia a
few days ago;
Fifteen families have left Jayvllle. Benton
county. In wagons, to join "Kev." U S. Garrett,
. ., ,,,:, who nas located a
heaven" at Willow Springs. Howard county.
Last summer "Kev." Garrett established a
free-love community at Jayville and
built a two-story building, in the Erst
floor of which was the church, while in the sec
ond story was the office of the World s t'reset.
the organ of his peculiar doctrines. Tho con-
... . auu mc lemaie memDorv ft'
community at Joyville b2C4m,i - . .ae !
Y"i,-r.H "S 5 AU"m oonoxious
visited the World's Cr- . SIW or 3(W men
Rev. U- - the street The quartsrs of
ilg --tt were visited, but he escaped b,
T JN"i,.,"7 Fr Land So.d.
Judge ttillian, Leeper sol.l Tmi ''
of land in Hughes townslUp Nc i"
county, recently for$40.500
Six hundred and twenty acres of I
to David Gelvin th. . s or ' 4 were sold
forte per acreT The land i7e 7 "'e '
of Graham, and the amount pa-
value for purely agricultural d. represents in
The Onuiu up
Gov. Stephens has p .
he will ann..;nf ,niunecd Wsat
range for a state ex' nssioners to ar
productions for dis AWtof Missouri's
mississinpi and I. P1 at t,lu Trans-
tion, to be held : Jtevuationul exposi
year. t Omaha, Neb., next
At Libert- T" Vearo,
against Fr -Jury iu the case
Alexauder facia M. Wade for killing
Springs. Schaniel near Excelsior
returue A1 ('he uight of September 8,
second t vedict of murder in the
puuif . degree, and assessed Wade'a
tiar Ainteet at 20 years in the peniten-
Sentenced for -Forgery.
(Prank Fulton, a farm-hand who
ashed a forged check for 23 Septein
I fber 23 last, and used the money to pur
: 'chase a wedding outfit, was sentenced.
.at 'Sedalia, to -five years in the peni
tentiary. 'PaM' to Local Labor.
The Missouri river improvements at
and near Miami, Saline county, have
been completed. Most of the mouey
822.000 was paid to local labor in the
'Two Lives Loet.
James Jlarker and Elmer Fruit,
young" men of prominent families, were
cremated in a fire that destroyed
Black 1 Bros. livery barn at Bethany.
1 For Alleged Slander.
-In the Boone county circuit court
Mrs. -Etta Hancock Courtney was given
judgment for $7,750 against Dr. J. 8.
Blackweli for alleged slander.
Alleged Game Law Violative.
"A. H. Purdy, a poultry and produce
dealer of Golden City, was arrested on
a charge of violating the game law by
shipping out of the county.
Wanted to Die.
Harry Cox, ex-treasurer of Buchanan
county, attempted suicide by jumping
into the river at St. Joseph, but waa
rescued and restrained.
Stabbed In the Heart.
Merritt Smith, colored, was stabbed
and instantly killed at Uuntsrilla by
James Dunn, also colored. One eat
penetrated the heart.
The Rifle Waa Loaded.
Hiss Mame Ritchie, of Sturgeon, ac
cidentally shot herself while cleaning
what she thought to be an unloaded
OUR NAVAL MILITIA-
Secretary Rooaavft on LJeufc Gib
Meeds and Uaea of the Organization IU
Zeal and EBIcieucy Teasel Wanted aad
the Building of tteveral Brcommeod
ed An Emergency Reeervo.
Washington, Nov. 2. Assistant
Secretary Roosevelt has submitted to
the secretary of the navy, the report
of Lieut. Gibbons' who has charge of
naval militia matters. The report
speaks' in high terms of the operations
of the naval militia and is approved by
Mr. Roosevelt. Commenting on the
inspection made by himself, Mr.
'! was greatly pleased with the zeal
and efficiency shown by the different
organizations which I personally visi
ted (Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and New
York), and no less with the showing
made by most of the others, as set
fourth in the accompanying reports.
"The different stx.ts organizations
are continually asking for old vessels,
and the department has finally tried
the experiment of sending the Yantic
to the lakes for the use of the Michi
gan militia. The supply of these old
wooden vessels has now become prac
tically exhausted. The department
has tried the experiment of loaning
monitors to the different organiza
tions, but the results have not, so far,
"There are three or four of these or
ganizations which, in the event of a
sudden emergency, could be utilized at
once for manning the smaller cruisers,
but this, of course, cannot generally
be the case with the majority of the
organizations. They must be depended
upon primarily as a second Mne of de
fense. There are two very important
features which should be attended to,
the placing of mines, and the es
tablishment of signal stations for
coast defense. The department should
request that there should be inserted in
the provision for the maintenance of
naval militia the words "submariae
mining outfits.' so as to allow of train
ing them for this purpose. The de
partment has also been maturing plans
for signal stations for the coast de
fense, and a very slight expenditure of
money, with the co-operation of the
treasury, will put thess on a satisfac
tory basis. The organizations are con
tinually requesting the detail of officers
to instruct them, and they can best of
all be instructed by actual service on
regular war vessels, or under the su
pervision of naval officers, and in con
junction with the sailors.
"It is much to be wished that con
gress will authorizj, in the first place,
the substitution for the old paddle
wheel steamer Michigan on the lakes
of a small modern gunboat, perhaps
on the Petrel typa, to be devoted
largely to cruising with the lake mili
tia organizations and to overseeing
them; and, furthermore, to the b1-''ii'
ing.of one similar small cruiser "ti "
Pacific, and two on the Atl- ,. f
- - , . .ntic, to be
-aed for this same Pp- WUb
these cruisers it wqul possible
bring W-4 naval militia organizations
to a very high standard of efficiency
and the vruisera themselves, of course,
would be available at any moment for
any of the regular naval uses in an
A NOTE OF WARNING.
Ataierlca Catting Deeply Into England'
Foreign Trade and Invading Her Home
London. Nov. 94. Rt- Hath Charles
C. Ritchie, president of the board of
trade, made an important speech be
fore the chamber of commerce of Croy
don yesterday, taking as his theme the
decline of British exports during the
last ten months, upon which he hung a
grave warning against American cfn-
petition, now "ousting British trase
Mr. Ritchie, after declaring tht the
Dingley tariff and the engineering
trade dispute were mainly responsible
for the recent decline of exports, and
after pointing out that "England had
no weapons against the tariff, said
there was a great deal of talk in com
mercial circles about 'the serious com
petition of Germany, but he thought
they ware -too apt to overlook a more
serious competitor in the United States.
"The facts are serious," he continued,
"and call upon 'us for the exercise of
all our powers 'to enable us to main
tain our .position in the commercial
world. There is no doubt the United
States. is executing orders which ought
to-be executed here. As we all know
an American firm obtained the con
tract for the Central Underground rail
way (of London), as its bid was lower
than those of the English concern,
.and it could deliver the supplies three
months ahead of the British tenders.
Many important continental orders
have gone to America.
-"The same is to be said of Egypt and
Japan, where the Americans are doing
work that Englishmen should have
done. In consequence of the engineer
ing dispute many orders are -leaving
the country, and unfortunately these
orders seldom return.
"America's successful "Competition it
due to her enterprise in embarking
capital, but it is yet more due to the
freedom her manufacturers enjoy of
employing the best machinery and
working it in the most economic man
ner, untrammelled by the restrictions
which have hampered "manufacturer!
COUNTESS OF -LATHOM KILLED.
fhrown from Trap While Retaralng from
m Shooting Part.
London, Nev. 84. The counteos of
Lathom, while returning from a shoot
ing party yesterday, was thrown out
of the trap and killed near Wigan, Lan
cashire. The countess was formerly
Lady Alice Villiers, second daughter
of the fourth -earl of Clarendon. She
was married to the earl of Latham in
I860. They bad foor children, -two
tons and t-wo -daughters. The earl
of Latham is the lord chamberlain of
the houanuold of Queen Victoria.
And Employe, of the Port Offlee Depart--meat
A Oood Showing In Their Behalf
A Krqnest f or Inf ormatioa from the -
man tioierament Call Forth" Home In
Washington. Nov. 24. First Assist
ant Postmaster General Heath has
transmitted to the postal department
of the German government through.
Second Assistant Shallenberger a com
prehensive report on the employment
of women in the government service
There are 71,022 postoiKces in the"
United States, at each of which there
are several employes who lawfully may
be either men or women. Postmasters
at third and fourth-class offices
select their own employes without con
sulting the department, and it is, ac
cordingly, impossible to give the exact
number of women employed in the.
postal service. There are, however,.
7.670 women postmasters and. perhaps,.
80,000 women to whom the oath of of
fice has been administered to qualify
them to assist in conducting the busi
ness of the post office. There are 16T
women employed in the post office de
"Women," the report says, "are em
ployed in all branches of the postal
service, except as letter carriers, clerks
in the railway mail service and as post
office inspectors. They are not de
barred by rule or regulation from en
tering any branch of the service. In
fact, there are post offices in
the United States at which there
are none but women employed. The
same salary is paid them as to men for
the same character of work. Ia the
post office department salaries now
paid to women vary from 240 to 51,830
per annum, according to service per
formed, though there is no rale pre
venting them from receiving more than
that, and as postmasters or assistants
they sometimes received much larger
"Some of the most faithful and ef
ficient employes iu the postal service
Continuing, the report says it has
been a mooted question for many
years with the heads of the executive
departments whether women can ren
der as good general service as men. be
cause the latter are transferable at
all times to other positions, whereas
women may be confronted with duties
in a sense indelicate, or which require
too much manual labor. But it is seN
tlym that duties devolve on any clerk
or officer which cannot be properly"
performed by women.
The conclusion of the department is
that, altogether, the services of women
have proven almost, if not equally
satisfactory with those of men.
The report is basjd on a request of
the German government to be in
formed as to what has been the gen
eral experience of the United States
government with women employes.
Gtfi. WcYLER SPIAKS.
Annojed at CrltlcUul Concentration) Ex
plained Oppoaed to Autonomy.
Barcelona, Nov. 24. Gen. Weyler,.
addressing a number of his friends
shortly after his arrival here, ex
pressed great regret at his recall from
Cuba, adding that he was particularly
annoyed at the attitude of certain
newspapers, which declared he fa
vored the insurgents. Continuing, the.
"Spanish soldiers, however, have the
same contempt for these papers as
the; have for filibusters."
Referring to the concentration of
the Cuban peasants near the towns of1
that island, Oen. Weyler explained
that he devilled sueh a step necessary,
because they were spies, and the most
devoted fri.euds of the enemy."
la regard to autonomy, the former"
eaptai j-general of Cuba said:
"Autonomy in Cuba would be raosk
unfortunate for national industry.
1'he riches of Cuba belong to Spain,
and autonomy means the disappear
ance of Spanish workmen and com
plete misery throughout the island.
"There is as much rear on for Cata
lonia, the Balearic islands and the
other provinces to ask for autonomy as
for Cuba to do so."
It is understood in Barcelona that
Gen. Weyler will hold aloof from the
Carlists and republicans, but he de
sires to pose as the champion of na
tional production, and aims at reor
ganizing the conservative party, and
in order to realize his protectionist
ideal he will vigorously oppose the
granting of tariff autonomy to Cuba.
AN OPEN RUPTURE PROBABLE.
Conservatives In Calm and the Marqnls of
Apeztegala Do Not Agree.
Havana, Nov. 24. The statements
credited to the marquis of Apezteguia,
leader of the conservative party in
Cuba, in interviews in New York,
while on his way from Spain, via that
city.'are producing displeasure among
the followers of the marquis here,
particularly his remarks to the effect
that Weyler did-not deserve the abuse
-or criticism he has received, etc. Such
allegations coming from a conserva
tive leader, who is credited with hav
ing brought about the recall of Gen.
Weyler from Cuba, are resented and
are classed as being on a par with the
utterances and behavior of those who
are taking part in the demonstrations
in honor of the former captain general
of this island. As a result, it ia be
lieved that an open rupture between
the conservatives and the marq.uis will
follow his return here.
Opinions Differ oa the Qaeetloa. of Aato
nomy. Madrid, Nov. 24. The Imparcial
strongly opposes the granting of tariff
autonomy to Cuba, declaring that on
Jess Spanish products are admitted to.
that island on preferential terms, geo
.-graphical conditions wjll compel the
.peninsula to renounce. the Cuban matv
El Liberal strongly supports the
-proposition to give Cuba an autono
mous tariff, and publishes documents. '
:tending to show that all the Cubans,
even the Spanish, colonist, desire,