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ME 11 In.
They Must be Determined First in
the Negotiations to Be Had
IMPRESS DOWAGER MUST BE SHELVED.
Am Indemnity Find Mast be Created
my mm Increase of Chinese Cm
twu BcTCHCt, and the Tmc
U-Yamen Mast be Replaced by
Minister of Forelsa Affairs.
Washington, Not. 3. It is stated in
quarters well versed in Chinese af
iairs that, outside of the questions of
iademnity, punishments, etc., now un
der negotiation at Pekin, there are
three vital and far-reaching ques
tions to be determined, viz:
Empress Dowaser Host Go.
First, the removal of the empress
dowager, personally and through the
influence of her advisers, from all
participation in the Chinese govern
ment; second, the creation of an in
demnity fund by the increase of Chi
nas customs revenue, either by the
payment of the duties in gold instead
of depreciated silver, as at present, or
else by doubling the present silver
duties from five per cent,
to ten per cent, ad valorem; and,
third, the establishment of a ministry
of foreign affairs, in place of the old
and cumbersome system of the
tsong li yamen.
An Was Responsible.
The demand for the retirement of
the empress dowager is said to result
from the conclusion now generally ac
cepted, that the imperial government
of China was responsible for the Box
er uprising. As the empress dowager
was the ruling authority of the im
perial government during the upris
ing, this responsibility is brought
koine directly to her. There is under
stood to be no purpose, however, to
visit upon her any personal punish
vent or indignity, but merely to so
form the reconstructed government,
to exclude her from all participa
tion in it. It is deemed advisable, for
that reason, that she should remain
permanently away from Pekin, and
that her advisers also should be kept
away from the seat of government.
The Doubling of China's Customs.
The plan of doubling China's cus
toms duties has arisen from the need
of finding a source to pay the war in
demnities -which the various powers
demand. It appears, however, that
the increase of the duties has here
tofore been brought to the attention
of the United States government by
Ij Hung Chang. This occurred during
mim visit to Washington a few years
go, when it was represented that
the five per cent, was fixed in 1S58, by
treaties with the United States, Great
Britain and other countries, and was
payable in silver, at which time -diver
was worth as much as gold. But with
the change in the value between silver
and gold, Li Hung Chang pointed out
that China's five per cent, duty in sil
ver actually netted only about 2 per
cent, judged by the prevailing gold
standard. The matter was not
pressed at the time.
Treeeat Ueveaaea Already Plcdared.
China's present customs revenues
are said to be already pledged to meet
the interest and principal of Chi
nese loans, so that it will re
quire some entirely new source
to meet the indemnities-
The plan of substituting a minister
of foreign affairs in place of the
tsang li yamen has long been in con
templation, as foreign representatives
have found it very difficult to deal
with this mixed body, and to locate
responsibility upon it, particularly
daring the Boxer troubles.
MAKING THE PUBLIC PAY.
The Coal Barons Intend to Hake the
Consumer Bear the Cost of
the Recent Strike.
New York, Nov. 3. Local coal deal
ers have been thrown into a state of
consternation by an announcement
that the price of anthracite coal had
been advanced SO cents a ton.
This increase is general and applies
to the annual production of anthra
cite coal 50,000,000 tons it means un
additional profit to the Coal trust of
A dealer, who has analyzed the con
ditions of mining in the anthracite re
gion, writes to the Evening Post that,
in granting an increase of ten per
cent, in wages to the miners the cost
of production will be increased 84
cents per ton. As the price of coal to
the consumer had already been in
creased 50 cents a ton, the new ad
vance gives the operators an addition
al profit of 91 on the ton, or $50,000,
000 s year.
Deducting from this sum the in
creased cost of production on the
Ttnsis of 6 cents a ton, it will be seen
that, as a result of the strike in the
anthracite region, the operators will
rujoy a net increase of $45,875,000 ia
A stea-nlneeat Donation.
KeiT York, Nov. 3. J. Pierpoct Mor
fan yesterday donated to the Metro
politan Museum of Art Greek orna
ments valued at $300,000. The collec
tion was purchased from a London
art dealer. Inscriptions on some of
the ornaments show that they wen
wade about 350 B. C
Clark at. Carr's Body Posad.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 3. The body ot
CUrke X. Carr, son of Gen. Clark .
Csrr. who was drowned in Lake xast
isglon, last Sunday, has been recov-
DISMISSED THE PETITION.
Ref nsed to Order a Partial Dlstriba
tioa ot the Estate of Million
aire Davis, of Montana.
Boston, Nov. 6. Judge Grant of the
Suffolk probate court yesterday dis
missed the petition brought by H. A.
Kootveny, asking for a partial dis
tribution in Massachusetts of the es
tate of the late Andrew J. Davis, the
Montana millionaire, in accordance
with the deoree of the court in Mon
tana, which affirms a compromise.
Judge Grant said that it did not
seem equitable at this time to grant
the petition, since the application ap
peared to have been made with a view
to evade liens filed in Montana against
the interest of the petitioner and oth
ers. Mr. Rootveny's petition is only a
eide issue in an extended litigation
over the estate of the dead mining
king of Butte, which has been before
the courts of Massachusetts and Mon
tana for several years.
SENATOR DAVIS BETTER.
His Condition Much Improved ana
So Danger of Ampntatloa
St. Paul, Minn., Nov. C. Last even
ing Dr. A. J. Stone, the physician In
charge of United StatesSenntor Davis,
told a press representative that the
slight operation on the senator's foot
yesterday afternoon showed it to be
in much better condition than either ,
he or Dr. Murphy had expected to j
find it, and that only the simplest
kind of an operation had been iece3- (
sary in order to clear away a passage '
for the pus that had collected under ;
the foot. The former operation had
been iver the top of the foot, and this
one was under the foot in the samn
manner as the first. The senator had
revived from the slight operation, and
he considered him the "liveliest 'corpse
in the United States senate today."
He insisted that there had been no
question of amputation.
TO INSURE AGAINST STRIKES.
Aastriaa Mannfactarera Combine for
Mutual Protection, bnt Admit
the Right to Strike.
Washington, Nov. 6. A number oi
Austrian manufacturers have formed
an association for insurance against
strikes, according to United States
Consul Hossfeld at Trieste. It is the
objeet of the association to indemnify
its several members for all losses, sus
tained by them from unjust strikes
which may break out in their respect
When a strike occurs a committee
will be appointed to investigate all the
circumstances, and if the cause of the
strikers be found to be just no in
demnity shall be paid.
A similar insurance association, al
though on a smaller scale, is said to
have been organized in Germany.
"Both the Austrian and German asso
ciations, it appears," says Consul jioss
feld, "recognize in principle the just
ness of strikes which is in Germany
at least an important concession to
ANOTHER STORM AT NOME.
Innumerable SmaU Craft Demol
ished, bnt No Lives Lost
Other Damage Done.
Seattle, Wash., Nov. 6. A special io
the Times from Port Townsend, says:
The steamship Charles Nelson ar- j
rived yesterday morning, ten days '
from Nome. She reports that four i
days prior to her sailing Nome beach
was swept by another severe storm,
which did much damage to small ship
ping and to such buildings as owners
were unwine enough to commence
constructing on the beach after the
September storm. On this occasion
while the damage done was heavy,
there was no loss of life
INDIANA AND FX0RIDA.
Official Totals of the Population
the Two States Made Public
by the Census Bureau.
Washington, Nov. 6. The popula
tion of the state of Indiana, as offi
cially announced by the census bu
reau, is 2.f 16,462, as against 2,102,4:l
in 1S90. This is an increase of 324,0.-3,
or 14.7 per cent.
' The population of the state of Flor
ida, as otlicially announced by t-Vi
census bureau, is 523,542, as against
391.422 in 1890. This is an increase of
137,120, or 33 per cent.
TO SMOOTH AWAi FRICTION.
A Commission Cone to Shan Hal
Knaa to Help Settle the
Pekin, Sunday, Nov. 4. A commis
sion consisting of the senior staff of
ficer of the forces of each power tak
ing part in the Chinese campaign is
proceeding to San Hai Kuan (on the
gulf of Liao-Tung),in order to smooth
the friction between the allied com
manders regarding the places to be.
selected for occupation by their re
A Jealous Man Shoots Hia Neighbor's
Wife and Tries to Kill Hv
Lacon, I1L, Nov. 6. W. J. Linn, alias
Jack Gordon, went to the home ol
Jacob Schafer, ten miles east of this
place, called Mrs. Shafer to the door
and shot her, killing her instantly. Ha
then fired at Schafer, missing him.
Linn was arrested a few hours later
at Wyoming, 12 miles distant, and ia
bow in jail in this city.
SOLDIERS Of 1 01.
An Appeal in Their Behalf Sent by
Lord Roberts to His Coua
trymen at Home.
DO NOT DEBAUCH THE 6ALLANT LADS.
He is Proad of Their Condnct Derlns
the Ardnons Campaign, aad Dora
Not Wish to See Them Degraded
by Being Led Into Excesses a
London, Nov. 4. Lord Roberts sends
from Pretoria a striking appeal to bis
countrymen to refrain from turnir-g
the homecoming of troops into a
drunken orgy. He expresses the sin
cere hope that the welcome will nut
take the form of treating to stimu
lants, and "thus lead to excesses that
will tend to degrade those whom the
nation delights to honor and lower
the soldiers of the queen in the eyes
of the world, which watched with
undisguised admiration the grand
vork they have performed for their
sovereigns and country."
"I, iherfore, beg earnestly," said
Lord Koberts, "that the public will
frain from tempting my gallant com
rades, but will rather aid them to up
hold the splendid reputation they
have won for the imperial army.
Proud of His Army.
"I am very proud to be able to rec
ord, with the most absolute truth,
that the conduct of iiiis army, from
first to last, has been exemplary. Not
a single case of serious crime his
been brought to my notice, indeed,
nothing deserving the name of crime.
I have trusted to the men's own sol
dierly feeling and good sense, alld
they have borne themselves like he
roes on the battlefield, and like gen
tlemen on all other occasions.
Most Malicious Falsehoods.
"The most malicious falsehoods
were spread by the authorities of the
Transvaal of the brntality of Brit
ain's soldiers, but ths people were
soon reassured that they had nothing
to fear from the man In khaki, no
matter haw battered and war-stained
Gratifying to the People.
"This testimony," concludes Lord
Koberts, "I feel sure will be very
gratifying to the people of Great
Britain, and of that of greater Brit
ain, whose sons shared to the fullest
extent the suffering as well as the
glory of the war, and who helped so
materially to bring it to a successful
Reason For the Appeal.
Lord Roberts explains that he thus
appeals because of the distressing and
discreditable scenes resulting from
injudicion friends speedingthe parting
soldiers by shoving bottles of spirits
into their hands and pockets.
WAS IT WILLIAM SCHREIBER?
A Bit of Information That May
Prove a Clew to William
Schrciber's W hereabouts.
New York, Nov. 4. According to a
dispatch from Albany to the Journal
and Advertiser, a letter received
there from David Mattoon, a resident
who is traveling in Cuba, says that,
seemingly, William Schreiber, the de
faulting clerk of the Elizabethport
bank, arrived in Santiago, Cuba, on
October 11, and left, on the 17th, for
Manzanillo. The letter which was
written at Santiago, on October 20,
says in substance that a man was
brought to the hotel there from the
Ward line steamer Santiago De Cuba
that left New York on October 4, ar
riving on the 11th. He gave the name
of Blunt, but he did not put his name
on the register.
He stammered. He told some of
the guests that he was in great finan
cial difficulties and was being fol
lowed. He had expected the affair to
be patched up, and, finding that it
could not be, his attorney had ad
vised him to go to Cuba. He. was bor
dering on nervous prostration, aDd
would come down stairs at midnight
and pace the floor. He finally told
one of the guests who had gained his
confidence, that detectives would be
on the steamer Saratoga which left
New York, October 6. So he took a
steamer that left October 17 and wa3
to stop at Manzanillom Cienfuegos,
Caiesda, and all other principal south
side ports. Before leaving he told
the people that his name was not
HIS MIND AS CLEAR AS EVER.
The Report That Valet Junes' Mlad
Has Become In balanced De
nied by Physlelaas.
New York.Nov. 4. Charles F. Jones,
secretary-valet of the late Wm. M.
Rice, who was arrested on a charge of
forgery, and who attempted to com
mit suicide in the Tombs by cutting
his throat, passed a very comfortable
night. The report that Jones is men
tally unbalanced is denied at the hos
pital and it is declared his mind is as
clear as ever.
Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 4. The Au
itralian police have been baffled by
the Gcelong murderers. Seven months
ago the entire colony was startled by
a series of murders which took place
within 100 miles of Sydney. Two well
known desperadoes, Jimmy and Jos
Governor, half breeds, were the only
ones of the murderers who escaped.
Since then they have killed' two offi
cers and a woman. A proclamation
has been issued bv the chief inatiea
' f New South Wales, declaring ths
I men to be outlaws.
A REAL FRIEND OF CUBA.
Wis Words aad Wholesome Advlea to ths
Cnbaas from Gov-0B
Havana, Nov. 6. The Cuban consti
tutional convention met in Marti the
ater yesterday afternoon at two
o'clock. Long before that hour the
theater was crowded. Many thou
sands were unable to gain admittance,
and the streets in the neighborhood
were blocked with people.
Gen. Wood and nis staff, accom
panied by Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and his
staff, received an ovation on entering,
the bands playing "America.
Senor Cisneros and Gen. Rivera es
corted Gen. Wood to the platform, and
he almost immediately opened the
"As military governor of the Island
of Cuba and representing the presi
dent of the United States," ne said,
"I call this convenaioa to order. It
will be your duty first of all to frame
and adopt a constitution for Cuba,
and, when that has been done, to
formulate what, in your opinion,
ought to be the relations between
Cuba and the United States.
"The constitution must be adequate
to secure stable, orderly and free gov
ernment. When you have formulated
the relations which, in your opinion,
ought to exist between Cuba and the
United States, the government of the
United States will, doubtless, take
such action on its part as shall lead to
a final and authoritative agreement
between the people oi the two coun
tries to the promotion of their com
"All friends of Cuba will follow
your deliberations with the deepest
interest, earnestly desiring that you
shall reach just conclusions and that
by the dignity, individual self-re-rtraint
and wise conservatism which
shall characterize your proceedings
the capacity of the Cuban people for
representative government may be
"The fundamental distinction be
tween true representative govern
ment and a dictatorship is that in the
former every representative of the
people, in whatever office, confines
himself strictly within the limits of
his defined powers. Without such re
straint there can not be free consti
"Under the order pursuant to which
you have been elected and convened
you have no duty and no authority to
take part in the present government
of the island. Your powers arc strict
ly limited by the terms of that or
der.". Before withdrawing Gen. Wood
wished the delegatesa speedy and suc
cessful conclusion of their work. He
said that Chief. Justice Perez would
administer the form of oath which
the delegates might select.and he con
cluded by appointing Senor Figuerero,
under secretary of state for the gov
ernment, as temporary chairman.
The convention organized with
Senor Llorente; justice of the supreme
zourt, as president, and Senor Villuen
do as secretary.
The following oath was then admin
istered: "We, delegates, elected by the peo
ple of Cuba to the national constitu
tional convention, swear faithfully to
fulfil the duties of our office. We pub
licly and solemnly renounce allegiance
to or compact made with any state or
nation, whether made directly or in-'
directly, swearing to the sovereignty
of the free and independent people of
Cuba, and swear to respect the solu
tion this convention may adopt, as
well as the government established by
All of the 31 delegates were present.
Senor Alleman, who said that the
"onvention was "only a continuation
of the fight for independence,"
moved that the regulations governing
the old Cuban assembly at Yaya, in
1S9G, be adopted. As nobody seemed
familiar with them the convention ad
journed until to-day at 2 p. m., when
copies will be furnished to the dele
gates. The following resolutions were pre
sented to the president of the conven
tion, just before adjournment, and
will probably be adopted to-day:
"The undersigned delegates propose
that theconstitutional assembly adopt
the following resolutions:
"First That a committee of the as
sembly proceed immediately to call on
Gen. Wood and to manifest the satis
faction with which the delegates have
seen him carry out the difficult mis
mission assigned him.
"Second That the i-ommittee re
quest Gen. Wood to cable to the presi
dent of the United States as follows:
The delegates elected to the constitu
tional convention assembled at their
inaugural meeting greet with pro
found gratitude and affection the
president of the United States of
America, and they are satisfied with
the honesty demonstrated in the ful
fillment of the declarations made in
favor of liberty and the independence
of the Cuban people. "
Released on Writ of Habeas Corpas.
Chicago, Nov. 6. Ralph Silberstein,
arrested on a fugitive warrant from
Missouri, was released from custody
on a writ of habeas corpus by Judge
Gibbons. Silberstein was accused of
larceny of jewelry samples in St.
Will be Admitted Daty Free.
Washington, Nov. 6. The president
has issued an executive order admit
ting free of duty Christmas presents
and souvenirs sent by soldiers in
China to friends in the United States.
The privilege is the same as was ex
tended to the soldiers in the Philip
pines one year ago.
Will Observe the TJsaal Holiday.
Washington, Nov. 6. The postmas
ter general announces that postmas
ters are authorized to observe the
usual holiday hours in all states ia
which election day is a holiday.
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