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Forecast for Virginia: Generally fair,
I>robably cloudy nnd threatening
during a porttob of tho ilaj; winde shifting
to northeast aed oolder Sunday evening.
WE FIX ROOFS
?nanoKe Roofing and Motal Cornice Co.,
Ooininerce St. and Franklin Hoail.
7. R. C0LLINOW00D, - - Manager,
- 'Phono 228.
'all and loo:c over our steck. Wo havo
some handsome novoltios.
(09 Jefferson Street.
SOLE AGENT FOR
AND Til K It EST IN AMERICA
I()U TUK PRICES.
All too Delicacies of the Season
Served at roiiHoniiblo prices,
Tho Table Is always supplied
with tho heut that is to ho
hud In tho markets.
%"gf~ Tim only KeHtuuriiiil In the city
with n separate DlniogKoom for
Meal Tickets, 21 Meals, $4.
Monthly Hoard $15.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco and Pipes.
(Any Old Thing Won't Do.)
THE PLANT 1 Continues to grow (In favor.)
Hix for 25c.
(i?Ll) NKALI A golden enioko, indeed. 5c
SAUARO.SO! Holds nn enviable reputation.
TItUE WORTH I Rightly named. Tbc newest
ont. 6c straight.
KOHSUTHI Needs no Introduction. Be Straight
LAMBLLI Finest of flavors and sweet. ll)c,
three for 55c.
CHUMS I Alfo a delightful smoke. Kc, :i forSIc.
LA FLOR J>K no! i i itOANOKE! Some?
thing new and good. 10c, :i for 25c.
SILVER tilt AYS ! The very best Cigar in Koa
noko. 15c, 1 for 25c.
i* i I'KH ! An assortment that will Dlease you.
(,'KiAltETTKB! All the leading brands.
TOIIACCOS I The cholceet mly.tnrcs.
Ci K NTLBMEN, see the largest case of smokers'
sundries In the city.
GiiRISTIAN-BARBEE DRUG STORE
A. D. KICK, Trustee,
N. B.?Smoke from mir Clears Is not disagree?
able, so the ladles cinet. >top and enjoy the Flow?
ers while waiting for the street cars.
"Wo respectfully In?
vite tho comparison
of our prices, which,
if you do carefully
wc will receive your
when you want to
A gift from
gives ill.".mine to all
The one who givo
it knows that it is the STANDARD in
High Art Goods.
THE ONE THAT RECEIVES IT KNOWS
that both in material nnd workmanship
it Is the very UKST.
EDWARD S. GREEN,
6 Salem Ave. ROANOKE, VA.
MARYLAND DAY AT ATLANTA
The Patriotic Address of Gov?
Oration of tbo Day Delivered by Rev. H.
N. Mortale?Mayor Hooper, of Balti?
more, Speaks?Thousands of Mary
landers and Georgians .Join in Cele?
brating; tbe Day With Great Knthn
Atlanta, Qa , Deo. 7.?The Mary?
land dolcg&tlon had most lovoly weather
(or the celebration of the Btato day.
The weather was cool, but the nun's
raya tempered the atmosphere with
just onough chill to provo invigorating
to soldiers and sight-seorB. The troops
of the Fourth and Fifth regimonts,
Naval rosorvoa, etc., formed into lino at
10:30 o'clock and marched to the
grounds, excorted by tho city guards.
On arrival at tho Exposition they
were reviewed by Governor Brown and
HtalT from tho music stand, opposito tho
Pennsylvania building. Tho day's ex
erolses at the auditorium began ai noon.
Rev. 11. N. Blnrklodelivered "Maryland
Governor Brown, in bla addro<iL;,spoke
in part as follows. "The interests of
Maryland and of Georgia, are one," ho
Raid, "und I thank the people of
Georgia for their aid in having begun
making ltaltlmoro tho metropolis of the
"Tbo solid South," ho exclaimed.
"Yon, God forbid it otherwise. Bound
together aB wo are by tho (lea of blood
aud fraternal fellowship, wo aro a unitod
people in defending our rights as
American citizons in supporting the
Integrity of this great and glorious
union of States. From the banks ot
tho Rio Grando to tho shoreB of tho
ChcBapesko wo stand as ono man in
whatever is for our material intoroBt
It is true wo may locally bo attracted
momentarily by glittering magnets, but
as tho nerdle to tho polo, and whon the
fluctuations are over wo return to our
bearings and aro again tho Kolid South.
"Too same blood courses through our
voine; tho samo spirit movoa us, and
tho sarno love of country aud its insti?
tutions will ever guido ub in whatever
id best for this American continont of
ours, as guided our forefathers whon
they resisted all attempts to infrlngo
upon their rights as free American cltl
zens. Acd let inoeay to the sons ot tho
South, that the pulse of the people of
Maryland, whilst over the blood of their
ancestoru holds its vitality, will ever
respond to whatever intorests her slstor
Statee of the South may have that would
assist in tho least in furthering tho
interests of our common country.
"And now in closing let met say.somo
of tho people of Maryland have in tbe
paststood t-houlder to shoulder with the
gallant sons of Georgia in the field of
battle; some aro now resting side by
side in the hallowed and sacred grounds;
some aro hero to-day to join hands with
you in folio wshlp and with ono acsord
wo all proclaim ono God, one country,
odo flag and ono people."
Mayor Hooper, of Baltimore, followed
in a folicltoua address. The exercises
wero attended by sovoral thousand
Marylanders and crowds of Georgians,
who pined in the sentiment of tho day
with great enthusiasm.
LOUD SALISBURY'S KBl'LY.
It Has Reen Reeelvnd by the Secretary,
Uut Its Contents Kept Secret.
Washington, Dec. 7.?Tho reply of
Lord Salisbury to Secretary Olney's
noto of instructions to Ambassador
B&ynrd relative to tho Venezuelan
boundary dispute was delivered to Sec?
retary Oiney at noon to day. Donel6oa,
the messenger cf tho British embassy,
came early to the State Department
this morning with a noto from Sir
Julian Pauncefooto, asking for an ap?
pointment to see the Secretary. This
was speedily arranged for and Sir Julian
presented tbo note in person to the
Secretary. Tbo ambassador himself
reading its contents to Mr. Olney, as is
the custom whon important documents
For some reason tho State Depart?
ment ofllcials took stepB to prevent the
fact that the note had been received
from gaining publicity, but without
avail. At tho British embassy thoro
wan tho same indisposition to give any
publioity to the proceedings. All in?
quiry as to the nature of the note failed
to secure response from any official au?
thority, and It probably will bo pre?
served as an official secret as far as the
Washington authorities are concerned
until the ProBldont upon his return has
had an opportunity to consider it and
send it to Congress, but it is known that
it is on the same goneral lines indioated
in Tbo Associated Preta dispatches of
Chicago Wants tho Convention.
Chicago, 111., Deo. 7.?A delegation
which hopes to capture the National
Ropubiican convention for Chioago de?
parted for Washington at 3 o'olock this
afternoon in a Baltimore and Ohio
train. Uo to last evening but $55,000 of
the 8100,000 needed to get the national
committee's choice had been subscribed,
but this morning's mail brought ro
asauing tidings from that city.
Second-hand Marshall & Wendell Piano,
Onk second hand Marshall ?& Wendell
piano, lino tone and action, in perfect
order and fully warranted, for $150.
Easy payments. No interest. This
bargain will speak for itsolf. Hobble
Piles and piles of Huyler's candies for
Christmas. Massle's Pharmacy.
DR. ALBERT A. CANNADAY,
Diseases of l?e Eye, Ear, Rose, Throat.
Eyes Examined aud Glasses Fitted.
Olllco corner Sslem avenne and Jefferson street.
Over the Cbrlstlau-Barbee Drug Store.
IHK HOUSE COMMITTEES.
Speabor Keeil Vory Ketloent mb to the
CT. ui r in nn8111 p?.
Washington, Deo. 7?Speaker Reed
did not appear at tho capltol to-day and
Ic was stated that he had remained at
his hotel to deliberate upon the commit
tee's assignment of members. Ho is
maintaining unusual secrecy regarding
the important chairmanships, but it is
already taken for granted that Mr. Hltt,
of Illinois, will be chairman of foreign
affairs; Mr. Walker, of Massachusetts,
of banking and currency; Mr. Hepburn,
of Ijwa, Interstate oommerce; Mr.
Grout, ot Vermont, District of Colum?
bia; Mr. Daniels, of New York, elec?
tions; Mr. Curtis, of New York, mili?
tary affairs; Mr. Boutelle, of Maino,
naval affairs, and Mr. Qulgg, o| New
York, bosto?lcus and postroads.
Tbo main interest, of oourso, oenters
in the chairmanship ot ways and means,
which cirrlos with it tho leadership of
the majority on the floor. For several
days the impression has been growing
that this distinction would not go to Mr.
Payne, of New York, but to Mr. Ding
ley, of Maine, who would have beon the
ranking member had ho not voluntarily
receded from tho commlttoo to parmlt
ox-Spaaker Crisp to appoint Mr. Reed.
With regard to tho chairmanship of
appropriations,tho Impression continues
to prevail that It will go to Mr. Hondor
san, of Iowa, tho ranking member, Mr,
Ctntion, of Illinois, tho other aspirant
for this important post, having lost his
pla.ee"by his defoab in the Fifty-second
Taoro is considerable speculation cn
tho Democratic sido as to whethor
Speaker Rood will appoint Mr. CrlBp on
tho wayB and means commlttoo, and In
that way return tho compliment ac?
corded by Mr. Crisp, when he was
opeaker, to Mr. R^ed after tho latter's
retirement from the chair.
Whon Mr. R-eed was appointod, how
over, Mr. Dingloy, who was on tho ways
and moans, expressed to Mr. Crisp a de?
sire to retire in favor ot his colleague.
A. similar complication arises in tho eise
of Mr. Crisp. Mr. Turner, one of Mr.
Crisp's colleagues from Georgia, is a
m^mbor of the committee, and if Mr.
Crisp la appointed it will involvo Mr.
Turner's! rotlroment. The commlttnos,
it is believed, will bo announced at tho
oud of next week.
Thr Pnstmnstar General's Summary Treat?
ment of Meddlesome OfllclalH.
Washington",- Dec 7.?PostmiStor
Gsnoral Wilson has dismissed William
W. Hill, of Mississippi, assistant sup
erltondont of tbo freo delivery system
of tho Postolllco Department; Samuel
Beight. of Indiana, a clerk in the de?
livery bureau, and William A. Sullivan,
of Boston, now of tho dead lettor office,
but formorly of tho free delivery bureau,
for giving out official information and
conspiracy to belittle the department.
Tho peremptory dismissal created a
sensation at tho department. Tho action
is the result of an investigation that baa
boon in progress for about a month.
Information roachod First Assistant
Postmaster General Jones that the men
dismissed were tampering with the
records, and were improperly giving out
to partlos not connected with tho de?
partment Information regarding the
official records and the departmental
Charges wore made that this was part
of a scheme to injure an 1 bring into
disrepute certain of the officers and em?
ployes of tho postal service. It is un?
derstood that information was furnished
to members of Congress, the object be?
ing to bring about a Congressional in?
vestigation of the ofllce. Assistant
Postmaster General Jones promptly in?
stituted an Investigation, and after
securing evidence which he considered
satisfactory and complete, summoned
the three men to his office.
At this hearing it Is charged that they
made conflicting and false statomentB
and that Anally two of them, Clerks
Beight and Sulli?au, confessed and
implicated Hill. The investigation may
be continued and possibly may involve
other important changes. Hill several
years ago was appointed United States
commissioner to investigate tho over?
time claims of letter carriers through?
out tbo United States.
He had full charge of this work for a
long period, though finally being aa
aigned an assistant, and was seldom en
Raged on bis postofflce department
duties. Sullivan was for a long period
in the delivery service, but charges of
insubordination and other misconduct
caused his transfer to the dead lettor
office. All of the men dismissed have
been in the service for many yoars.
OHIO'S OBOIOK FOR PRESIDENT.
Mr. Hanna Says McKinley la tbo Only
Han?The Sherman Talb Is Kot.
Washington, Dec. 7.?Mark Hanna,
of Cleveland, has joined the Ohio dele?
gation looking after tho interests of
Gov. McKinley during themeetingof
the Republican national committee and
to-day, speaking of reports that Ohio
has some other candidate than Mc?
Kinley,said: "Ohio is absolutely united
in its support of Gov. McKinley, and
any reports that another Ohio name will
be presented to tho national convention,
Via tho most formal manner tho Re?
publican party of Ohio has presented
the namo of Governor McKinley to tbo
country as Ohio's choice for tho Prtsl
densy. This was dono at the State con?
vention and Bpeciflcaily announced in
tho State platform." Mr. Hanna was
asked as to ths statement by ageutloman
named Wood that the name of Sena'.or
Sherman would be presented to the
national convention, "That is rot puro
and simple," said Mr. H'jnnn, "as any
ono conversant with the Ohio State con?
vention ehould know."
The Woek's Exports
Nkw Yo?k. Doc. 7.?Tho exDortn of
specie from tho ports of Now York for
tho week were 83,183,1417 In gold and
81.085,805 in silver. Tho imports were:
God 820.644; Silver, So5.1l2; dry goods,
82 587,916; general merchandise, S3,
Thk United States Govornmont io
ports show Royal Baking Powder bu
? perlor to all others.
HARRY HAYWARD MUST HANG.
The Day of Execution Drawing
Bow Ha Acted When Informed by the
Sheriff of Hie Approaching Doom ^hib
Statements Somewhat Incoherent and
Decidedly Bloodthirsty ? Horrible
Feeling Toward His Brother.
Minneavolis, Minn., Deo 7.?Gover?
nor Olough this afternoon sontoncod
Harry Hay ward, the murderer of Cath?
erine Ging, to be hanged Wednesday,
Hayward hoard the news ot his doom
from Shoriff Uolmberg'a lips. Tho pris?
oner evinced no signsof breaking down,
but, on the other hand, repeated tho
awful execrations against his brother
Adry, which of lato havj been tho only
indication that ho appreciated tho seri?
ousness of his position. "Well, Harry,"
Baid tho sherllT, as ho aoproached Hay
ward, "I've came to toll you that the
governor has signed your death warrant
and Dxed it for next Wednoeday. "
"That's a d?d long time to waltfor a
rallrosd train." was the prisoner's
ejaculatloa. "If you aro in the dopot.
its a long time," Bald the sherilT, "but
you aro on tho trask for eternity. You
have a good many things to consider be?
fore Wednesday; you havo little time to
"I know that I have little lime,"
Bald Harry. "There aro a few things
I'd ilko to straighten out and a few
folks I would like to gat oven with. If
I had my brother Airy hare," and ha
stood up and clenched his fists and
shook them from Bide to side, adding:
"If I had my brother Adry hero I
would take his entrails out add stretch
them liko a clothes lines back and forth
through this ceil. I am not so mad at
Blixt as folks think, but If my father,
mother and brother (Dr. H*y ward) wore
dead I would bo tho napplost man in the
"Well, Hirry," the shoriff said, "I
seo you have Borne sympathy left in you
"No," said Harry. "I havo not any
sympathy, but I feel where there ought
to bo some."
Here Harry began In rogard to his
Tho statement is somowhat incoher?
ent and decidedly bloodthirs :y. it
starts out saying:
"A short time is just as good as a
longer time, and I am as ready now as
I ever shall be. I had rather bo hung
than go to Still water for Ufa. If the
Governor would como ovar bore and
talk with me I would tell him so mo
things. I've had a d-d good time
here, and I will have a good timo yet.
I havo no kick coming. They ought
to go back to the old times. People are
too soft-hearted now. If I had Adry
here, I'd put his oyes out and his heart
out, and I'd have Bllxt look on. Then
I'd cut them up and throw them to tho
dogs. I'm not made of milk and water."
Turning to tho aherilf at this point,
Hayward asked: "I have a right to
invltj three persons In to see tho hang
ing, have'nt I ?"
On being told that ho bsd, ho said:
"I'll havo tho Dalton brothors, Bill
Cook and Cole Younger, and I'll give
thorn two good revolvers apiece "
The Btatement then takes up tho mat
tor of tho prisoner's projacted escape.
Tho main portion of this recitation is
dovoted to roasting Ed. Stevens, a local
attorney, who, Hayward claims, acted
the part of a friond in need and thon
played bim false. II %yward claims to
have paid Stovens $105,md that Stevens
failed to perform what ho had promised
to do for that sum.
catoqni 11 sos.,
tub leading urocbrs.
three stores in all.
plenty of delivery WAOOlvS.
PROMPT delivery insured always.
wholesale prices on flol'h.
you can boy onb barrel,
or you CAN uuy fifty.
the price just tub same.
WB buy in car load lo'18
AT manufacture RS' PRICKS.
wb sell AT retail,
THE prices OF wholesale.
A Democrat Elected.
Louisville, Ky., Doc 7 ?Tho Demo
crats won to day in tho special election
in tbe Eighteenth legislative district,
securing J. O. Carroll to tbo legislature
by a majority of -188 over Charles A.
Blatz, tho Republican nominee As a
result tho Kentucky legislature Is left
with a jle on j >int ballot, and the bal?
loting for United States Senator to suc?
ceed Senator Blackbnrn is likely to re?
sult in a deadlock. On joint ballot tbe
Republicans and Democrats will have
fifty-eight votes each, and the Populists
two, and it is pretty well assured
that the Populist voto will split. The
eleotion was a ho ly contested oca. Car?
rol, had refused bis certificate after
the November elec'.lon because of tho
secret withdrawal of Shrcvo, tho Repub?
Orover on his Ducking Tour.
Norfolk, Va , D--c 7.?After anchor?
ing for tho night off Currltuck light, tho
llghthous? tender Violet, with the
Presidential pirty on boorJ, left for tho
Southern ducking grounds this morning.
Iiis understood that Mr. Cleveland will
Bhoot at Hattoras for two days.
85,000 WORTH of ladies' and gent's line
shoes to bo sold at public auc ion, re?
gardless of c:st. Sale commencing on
Monday, DecMnbor 0, llmiti d to follow?
ing hours: From f:^(l a. m. to 12 m.;
from 2:30 p. in to 5:30 p tn , ard from
7:30 p. m. to 0:30 p. m.
A YVkioiit's Old Stand.
Cor. Salem Avo, and .I.'iTorson St.
Kills St Co , J. R. Ki.i.is, manager.
PLACE your Christmas ordor for Huy
lor'a now andjsavo any cbanco of disap?
pointment. Masslo'a Pharmacy.
ak "il EN I ANS AGITATORS.
They Mnrder Muif ulmans to St cum Rela?
tion and Inlluenee European Opinion.
Washington, Dec. 7.?The Turkish
legation received from the sublime
porte the following telegram under to?
day's date: "Armenians of Aintab
poured poison in the water used by the
inhabitants of the olty for drinking
purposes. The authorities ot Kou/.ltohoy
(Erzorum), have again arrested an Ar?
menian wearing the Mussolmancostume
"A certain number of Armenian
rioters, dlrguised as Georgians, and
armed with Henri-Martini gune, at?
tacked, near Sakaedaghl (Stvai) four
toon Mussulman travelers, capturing
five. Tbo nine others wero able to
take refuge in a neighboring village.
These brigands also made prisoners of
eleven Mussulmans, including two
womon, ot the Burroundlng localities.
They slaughtered the men in th? most
horrible mannor, after cuttlDg off tholr
ears and pulling their eyeo out, and
tcok away with them the two womon.
'This act of cruelty and robbory.Uke
all those previously detcrlbed, could not
have been executed by tho Armenian
instigators but with tho object oi pro?
voking similar acts on tho part of the
Mussulman inhabitants against tho
non Mussulmans and of gaining by this
atrocious way tho wholo public opinion
In their favor. Is is unnecessary to say
that the imperial authorities will use
all their efforts to provcnt the repetition
of such occurrences."
AN IlirOKTANl' OltDEK.
Postal Employes Prohibited from At?
tempting to Inlluonce Leelidntlou.
Washington, Deo. 7.?An important
order was iasuod today by Postmastor
Goneral Wilson, directed against tho
Organization of postal employes to
Recuro legislative action. Reports have
boon current, for a 'comparatively long
period that omployos of varlouH classes
wero combining and pooling funds to
furnish expenses of tho committees or
other representatives Bent to appoar be?
fore Congressional committt es In bohalf
This action is now practically prohib
ltod, and a penalty was Imposed by to?
day's order, which is as follows:
"Ordoroc: That horoaftor no post?
master, postolllco clerk, letter carrier,
railway postal clerk or othor po?tal om
ploye, shall visit Washington, whothor
on ioavo without pay for tho purpose of
Influencing loglBlatlon boforo CongreBS
Any such employe of tho postal service
who violates this ordor shall bo liable
"Postmasters and other omployos of
tho postal service are paid by the gov?
ernment for attending to tho respective
duties assigned them, whieh do not in?
clude elTorts to secure legislation. That
duty Is assigned to tho ropresontatives
of tho people elected for that purposo.
"If bills aro introduced in either
branch ot Congress affecting the postal
service, upon which any information or
recommendation is doBired, I am roady
at all times to submit auch as lies in my
power and province
(Signed ) "Wii.ma.ji L Wit.soN,
Fast Mali Service to the Sooth.
Chicago, III., Dec. 7 ?A new train Is
to be put on by tho Chicago and Eastern
Illinois railway which will eclipse all
previous service. Today It was defi?
nitely decided to put Into service, on
and aftor December 15th, a now fast
train, which will negotiate tho 410 miles
between Chicago in 12 hours and 20
minutes, or just ono hour and thirty
soven minutes loss time than has evor
bctoro been mado. Mall posted lato In
the afternoon will bo delivered in Nash?
ville the following morning, reach Chat?
tanooga early In the afternoon and
Atlanta In tho ovenlng of tho same day.
Tho government officials havo arranged
to have all Southern mall forwarded by
this train, and it will furnish tho best
service ever maintained with tho South.
1 Hud Kailrond Wreck.
Nkwcastmc, Pa., Dec. 7.?A bad rail?
road wreck occurred this evening on tho
Plttsburg and Lake Erie railroad, at
Newport, by which one man was killed
and two others seriously Injured. A
double-header freight tried to make the
Wampum Biding ahead of the Cleveland
flyer, finding this Impossible, the rear
englno was sent back to tlag the train
following, but not in time to prevent a
collision. Frank Adams, engineer ot
the passenger train, was killed instantly.
Of tho 200 passengers on tho Hyor, only
ono man was injured.
The Next Confederate Kennion.
Nkw Oni.kans, La., Deo. 7.?Adjutant
Goneral Morgan, by order of Gen. John
Gordon, commanding United Confeder?
ate veterans, has issued an order
naming Tuesday, June 30th, and Wed?
nesday and Thursday, July 1st and 2d,
as the date for holding tho next Confed?
erate reunion in the city of Richmond,
A Chicago Uro
Chicago, III., Doc. 7 ?Earlv th's
morning fire was dlecoverod In James S.
Kirk & Co's soap factory, 352 North
Water street. Nearly 201) men were at
work In tho place at the time and they
were compelled to (lee for their lives.
Many reached the street by way ot the
Qro occapo. Loss betweon 800,000 and
Lieutenant White EcrIkiin.
Washington. Deo. 7.?Lloutenat C.
M. Whlio, of tho rovenuo cutter Hoar,
who Is now In Boston, has resigned and
his resignation has been aoceptod.
Lieut. Whlto was among tho officers cf
tho Bering Sea patrol sorvicn during the
last season, who mado formal oharg s
against Captain Boaley of the llosr. His
resigna'ion was entirely voluntary.
Second-hand U.prlght, Fane* Walnut,
Onk uptight piano, fancy walnut, in
use about one year, in ilrat class ordor,
fully warranted, for $100; on oasy pay
monts, without Interest. T?is la a bar?
gain you csnnot afford to miss If you
want a piano, llobhio Music Company.
Shvk.n hundred pounds of lluyler's
ordered to supply tho Christmas demand.
' Ma^sio's Pharmacy.
THE LATEST LONDON GOSSIP.
The Eastern Question the All
The Gaardehips Not no Mach a Necessity
for Protection an a Test of the Con?
cord of the Great Powers?Japans
Practical Way of Bewardine Valor.
Princess Beatrice's Husband.
Copyrighted 1805 by T. A. P.
London, Doo. 7.?While it Is true*
that domestic policies have been utterly
dull the surprises ot the oast am ques?
tion have been followed In England
with most intense interest. Naturally*
the main point in the E?tt throughout
tho week was the question as to
whether tbe sultan would or would not
grant tho permits r.ccosaary tor tbo
extra guardehlps required by * Great
ltritain, Russia, Austria and Italy to
pass tho straits ot the Dardanelles.
Tho Interest taken in this extra
guardshlp question is not so much due
to tbo fact tbat tho powers canalder it
necessary to havo additional protection
for foreigners within easy reaoh in the
Uosphorus as to the knowledge that it
ia really a test of European concord. If
tto powers back down It will be a
demonstration that the Turks were right
in bolluving tbat the accord ot Europe
could not last fur any length ot time
and that tho sultan was holding out
until tho ovontual break occurred. Rut
should the powers remain firm In their
determination to havo additional guard
ships in tho Bosphorus, It will clearly
demonstrate that the accord of the
powers Is capable of withstanding a
The Hritiah preis, naturally, demands
that Europe should not recede from the
position taken up by tho powers, and
that tbo sultan should bo forood to yield
tu tho pressuro brought to bear upon
blm. Tho authorities upon Interna?
tional law, however, contend that the
sultan Is tochically right in his refusal
to grant tho firmans demanded.
Tho curious statement haB been made
here that tho Japaneso government has
ordered 18,001) cheap watches from firms
in Switzerland, with the Intention ot
presenting them instead of medals to
tho soldiers who were engaged in the
war against China.
Tho oourt nowsman chronicles the
departure of Prince Henry, cf Hatten
burg, husband of Princess Beatrice, for
tho Gold Coast of Africa, in order to
take part in tho ABtanteo plo-nlc, so
called. Tho newspapers havo been
printing details of the alleged special
equipment and of tho luxuries which
were to mark tho prlnoe's journey.
All this called for a good deal of ridi?
cule from the radicals and othors, until
finally thore was a sudden and unex?
pected chango made in the program,
and an official statement was Issued
that Prince Henry would go to tho Gold
Coast simply as the other ofiioers of the
British army who aro to take part in
THIS SPANIARDS DEFKATBD,
And Gomez and Maceo Marching Rapidly
Copyrighted, 1885, by the Associated Press.
Havana, Dec 7.?In spite of the
reported defeats of Maximo Gomez and
Antonio Maceo by Genoral Snare v:
Valdez, Genoral Navarrl and Genoral
Aldccoa, the latter being understood to
be in pursuit of insurgents, who were
believed to be caught between the col?
umns ot troops commanded by theBO
generals, and that of General Aldave, it
is now stated that Gomez and Maceo,
having united their forces, instead of
bolng In tllgbt In the province of Puerto
Principe aro advancing through the
province of Santa Clara.
Those movements of the insurgents
throw an entirely different light upon
the campaign in Cuba, and, if reports
aro true, would lndlcste that tho Span?
ish have been unablo to defeat tbe com?
bined armies of Gomez and Maceo, who
aro strong enough to onable them to be
divided into two corpB, which are ad?
vancing into tho heart of tho district
where General Campos haB made his
headquarters, and wboro about 40,000
Spanish troops aro reported to have
This view of the case is all tho more
noteworthy from tbe fact tbat It is
oponly stated hero tbat tbo insurgonts
expected Gomez and Macoojto m ovo rap?
idly upon tbe provinoo of Matanzas,
which would bring them dangerously
near H ivana.
These movements ot the Insurgents,
which their friends hoped thoy would
accomplish baforo the arrival of rein?
forcements of tho Spanish troops, now
seem to havo actually taken place and,
thereforo, the rebellion instead of
being broken, looks as if It was making
rapid progress in Bplte tf tho efforts of
the Spanish government.
This is the situation in a nutshell.
Tho Insurgonts, acoordingto tho report,
having practically official confirmation,
are advancing In two strong columns
through the province ot Hankar?,
where It may bo said the entire Spanish
forae Is concentrated.
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