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o THE OMAHA DAILY BEJGJIITIIUUSDAY , FEJJKUAIIY is , iuoo.
SENATE TEST VOTE FOR GOLD
Chandler's Amendment for Oommitiionen
to Bimetallic Oonferencs LoiU
RESULT OF BALLOT 25 FOR , 45 AGAINST
Final Volr \nirinlmenH ( nitil the-
' 'Hill Toilny Alilrlrli Kit } * Drum-
cm ( * Arc Mil Illiiirltilll-l- ,
WASHINGTON , Feb. 14. Throughout Its
session today the senate hid the financial ,
Dill under1 dlsbusslor ? . Until 2 o'clock the
dc'b'ato proceeded under the ten-minute rule
und tbo de-bnto was spirited and Interesting.
A test vote indicating approximately the
majority on the passage of the bill was
lakjti. Chandler , republican of No.v Hamo-
ohlre , offered an amendment to authorize
the p. eaident to appoint commissioners to
nny International bimetallic conference , that
might bo called , and It was defeateJ by n
vote of 15 to 25 ,
Chandler's propcHltlon out of the way , the
discussion proceeded on the- amendment
brought | n by the finance committee provid
ing that the provisions arc- not Intended to
pUce nny obstacles In the way of Interna
tional bimetallism.
The democratic senators arraigned the ro-
puhllsann for reporting the amendment , de
claring they were Insincere and that the
proposition was Intended to hoodwink thj
people and catch votes. No vote on the
amendment was reported. The final vote
on the amendments and the bill will bo taken
tomorrow.
.Wolcolt . , speaking on Chandler's amend
ment , suggested that this was the existing
law , and asked Chandler to withdraw It ,
but Chandler declined , saying that If thr >
amendment was existing law ft could do no
harm to adopt It.
Vo < > l of Missouri announced his purpose
to vote against both the Aldrlch amendment
and the Chandler 'amendment , because he
regarded the proposition for an International
conference as.a fraud and a pretext just as
the adoption of the McICnery resolution
attar the ratification of the Paris treaty ,
which was merely for the purpose of sup
plying some .senators with a shallow ford
over which to cross the titream , and had
slpce been entirely Ignored. The Intention
of the pending- bill was to kill silver , aud
It would prove as effective In that omce a1 ?
n dagger or n dose of prusslc acid would be
In disposing ot animal life. U yould be
absurd to send a commission abroad asking
for a bimetallic conference In view ot the
declaration for gold.
Ajdrlch declared that. Chandler was.de
ceiving no . ono with his amendment -and
was sure that the proposition WBH not one
that Would meet with general approbation.
Stewart referred to Uhe amendment aa a
subterfuge a ltd said ho would not support U.
SllvcrltcN Mu-t Ifitll Aunln. t
Cafferjr of Louisiana said the country , In
his opinion , had been on n gold standard
since 1873 , and that 'this bill was Intended
merely to perpetuate. . It. "Tho battle of the
BthnUardo,1' declare * ! Caffcry , "w'aa fought
nnd lost by the sllvcfltes In 189G. The prob
able contest this year will only bo a skir
mish. The forces of the sllverltes have been
routed and their efforts to uphold silver
must meet with , failure. " He believed the
proposed amendment jwas a "sqp to Cero-
bus' , ' * and the "American people would so
regard It.
Teller bald the republican press through
out tbo country waa.opposed.to the blmetal-
llo amendment' . He said It would bo rldlcu-
lou to put such an amendment on this bill ,
us It WjOuld have no force or effect. ,
The vote > Was. lakeh on1 Chandler's araend-
' 30 < p
defeated , 4S 'to 25 , as follows : '
Yeas
Al'en , Kenney , ,
liute. I -t "Me-Bnery ,
Herry , .
Hutler. < , f
Chandler , Morgan ,
Chllton. Pettus ,
C'lny. Ruwllna ,
Sullivan ,
Teller ,
lleltfeJd ; Turley ,
Jones ( Arki ) . Turner 23.
Jones ( Nevada ) ,
Aldrlch , MoBrlde ,
Allison. McComaH ,
JlcCumber.
'
nreason ,
- . . . „ . . . ' ' . ' . ' . " Penrofj ,
Dav-jS , ' Perkins. ' '
I > eboo. Plntt ( Conn. ) ,
Ilcpew , Plott ( N. Y , ) ,
K'klns , Proctor ,
Fairbanks , CJuarles ,
Fopaker , w >
Foster , Powell ,
Frsfr. Shoup ,
OallliiBcr , Simon.
Hale. StlOOIlPT.
Ultima , 'Tliurston ,
Hnn'brough , Vest ,
Hajwley , tVitrron ,
Kan , \\'Qtmore , i
Lliidsuy , \YoVott 13.
Lodge ,
Chandler then asked. ' Aldrldh If'hi would
i-qt'ent to the Interpolation before , the
llnabco committee's amendment of , these
wprttfc of the national rcpubllcaa ! platform
of Iiso2 : "The United States , from-tradl-
tlon\juil ( Interest , favors bimetallism. " Ho
woi ItU vote for the , , measure If. 'his prop ,
osjtlou'i wcrQ ( accepted. , . , , ,
s'UjobjocU"ji'opll < * w .Jvidrlchr 'tlo the re-
oiitt'cthlent-'of 'tho' revised statutes' and to the
iccltal In tbla bjll at the various platforms
of political'parties. . "
He maintained there was no provision In
the bill which , was an obstacle lo bimetal
lism ' Alon'of | Nebraska declared the bill
naqiix'ftolil moaguro from core lo cuticle ,
and that It would be necessary to repeal
the bill In order to obtain bimetallism.
Allison suggested that the trouble with
Bpnatpra on _ fl\t \ } democratic side was that
they peri hot tJlmeta'lJIMs. They stood for
free and' unlimited coinage of silver and
ftt-r.c silver metalllattj. He said :
"IhBrc.l8 not -single line or syjlablo
In this blll Vhlch . puts In the , pathway
'
of 'International bimetallism a slnglB ob-
btacle. " . > .
H dld. not .thth .It woi'ild bo wise for
the.UnitedjStatcs-tn make another "prop ,
oiltlon to Kuropo iqr an International bl-
infalllo ( agrevment , but h * bollcvcxl that
the United States ought to wait for other
nations to take ttu > Inltlatlvo and bo pre '
pared to rccelVc their advances.
Itovi'iim-n In the ColonlcN ,
WASHINGTON , Feb. 14.-R8Bpondlng tea ,
a rerulutloiv of InqulfVj Iho secretary of war
today sent to 'the ' senatecoplcn of all the
proclamations and orders ! sucd : In Cuba ,
Porto Rico and the Philippines in relation |
lo tha collection of revenue in thcbe Islands.
I'lie cecrotary saya the systen adopted for
ludltlug accounts In Ml thcos lalnnds ls the
> ± 'V ; ; - . . - . f
' '
' Tfie.Pftid-cMiMan Setteth
in Order. "
,
fitiitwi tenement-sfufvlJ be given
even more tarcftil xtlentiott' than ( fie
house you live in. Set it in order by
thoroughly renov ing your < whole system
through blood yuide pure by faking
Hood's SrsApArHk , TJitn every
tvilt net promptly unJ reffufary.
i same ns that employed In the receipt and
disbursement of re.yeiiuoH of the t'nltcd
States' Reports arc inndo nt stated Intervals
to the War department. Ho says no portion
of these tabular revenues have been con
verted Into the trqaaury of the United States.
DEMOCRATS DESIRE TO TALK
IfnitNC Ilrnrhrn Xo Aurci'Miciift on the
I rirl lntlv < r . \iiirairlnlon |
II til.
WASHINGTON , Fob. 14. The house today
ontcrcd upon the conildcratlon of the ex
ecutive , legislative nnil judicial appropriation
bill. Before Hemenway of Indiana , who
was In charge of the bill , called It up , the
reports In the contested election wise of
i A Id rich against Hobhlns , from the Fourth
I Alabama district , wore submitted. The ma :
J jorjty rno.rted In favor of the contestant
| i and the minority In favor of the pitting
member. The democrat * * were disposed to
Insist upon several days fgr , general debate
on the legislative bill on the ground that not
mifllclcnt tlmo WAS to bo allowed to debate j I
the Porto Hlcan tariff bill. All efforts to i
reach an agreement failed , and the house
wont Into committee of the whole with no
arrangetncnt about general debate.
Hcmonwny made u general explana
tion of the bill. < |
Payne of New York , the floor leader of
the majority. Interrupted Mr. Hemenway lo
announce that In view of. the failure to
reach an agreement , concerning the debate
on the legislative bill ho .would call up the
Porto Itlcati bill on Monday next.
It was the Intention of the republican' '
leaders of the hoiiEo to call up the Porto i
Hicau tariff bill tomorrow , but thcro was
such n demand for tlmo to discuss various ,
questions .that . Payne gave notice that ho
|
would allow .the Porto Hloan bill to go over
until Mondav. ,
The dcbato-upon the legislative bill strayed
far fiom the bill , touching the quoBtlon of
government deposits In national banks , reck
less expenditures for pensions and finally
drifting Into the question ot election meth
ods In Missouri. Hartholdt of Missouri
raised the lutter .question by attacking the
Nesbltt law and provoked a long reply from
Uenton of Missouri , who In turn aroused
Pearce of that state. .Somo very caustic i
things were said on botb sides.
KYLE IN REPUBLICAN CAUCUS
Committee torrniim - Order of IliiHl-
for the Keiniilniler of
the1 Scilrtloii.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 1-l.r-Tho republican
caucus ofthe senate today authorized Its
chairman , Senator Allison-to appoint a com
mittee to arrange the order of business for
the remainder ot the session , but the 8elec
tlon was not-announced.
Senator Cullora gave-notice to the caucus
that ho would call-up his bill providing n
form ot government , lortho Hawaiian
Islands tomorrow and no disposition- was
manifested to-antagonize-him in this pur
pose.
The caucus tilso-dlocuaged-the question of
thi division ot the minor patronage of thb
henate , but adjourned before concluding this
portion of Its work. "
Senator Kyle of South Dakota attended
and participated 'In the proceedings ot the
caucus for the flrstitlme.
POVt-AI , ' 'SKIIV1CI5' I.V PHILIPPINES.
Plmi to HaVe an 1 < > tr > American ClcrUN
UK 1'OHJlillle.
( WASHINGTON , Feb. . 14. The director
general of posts of tho- Philippine Islands
has transmitted to the Postofflce depart
ment a copy of a letter1 written by him to
General Otis , In .which Is outlined a plan
for the extension of the-710310 ! sservlce In
the lsla > idsv-iHls plan contemplates thal/tbo
army shall take charge of , the service at
polnts _ where , lt < vls ijrnppjgHcahle , .to employ
clerks. Oflicesiln charge , of Amerloan clerks
aroj contemplated at 'all ' , places where there
Is a largo number of people and consider
able tributary territory , - - -
At points whore.troops are stationed the
conXnanding officer will bo. asked to take
charge at stamps ' and other postal supplies
and to detail for'this ROBtai duty a sjldler
Incapacitated fop.field services. It Is de-i I
sired to have us. tew American clerks as ' 1
possible on 'account , of the expense In salaries - i
aries , natives being willing to w.ork much
cheaper.Tha reveiiue.s from the Island ot
Nogros for ten months have. i > ot been sufil- | i
clcnt to pay the salary of a superintendent I
for two months and since the withdrawal
of the greater jigrtion of thQ tj-pops from I
San Fernandlno thq revenues have amounted
to scarcely $50 a month , about ono-thlrd
the salary ot a superintendent.
WANTS J'AY VOn ' "J'.UUKK 1111)1)1,13. "
Author ( i I von SUI-K Piihl'lc
Pulim-r for ' $70,000 1
WASHINGTON' , Feb. 1) ) . Sujt to recover
damages amounting to 7(1,000 ( was Instituted '
today by Welker Given against Frank W. .
Palmer , public printer. Mr. Given states that.
In 1802 the rcftUbU93 sinvcon rcfc used his
copyrighted book , "T.ho Tariff Riddle , " as
u campnlyn document , printing It In the
form of speeches .In the Congressional Record -
'
ord , . Eighty thousand - opplpeot the Hecord
containing kls..book were , printed , when ,
after an InvuHtiguUanr UH publication was
stopped. ArrangttnenlB. be .ffiya , had been
made for the sale of 10,000 copies of "Tho
Tariff Riddle" to the republican national
cammlttcu , which- : refused to buy them as i
they could bo Obtained without charge In
the Congressional Heeqrd.- For this and other ! ,
sales lojt ort accbiint or Its free Distribution ,
Mr. Given asks for damages.
< ; | < > K Crt-illt to the \nvy.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 14. The following
cablegram has been icceh-ed at the Navy
department from Admiral Watson at Cavlte :
"General Kobbo gives great and welli i '
earned credit tt > RodgOrs nnd naval part of
combined expedition to southern Luzon ,
Catiinduants , Saniar and Loyte for Us un
qualified success. Rodgcrs commends Moore ,
commanding the Helena ; Ollpln , command
ing the Marlvqlct ; Reynolds , Oliver , Moore ,
Castleman and Cadet Evans ,
"fillpln was wounded by fragments of a
Col ) eun mechanism , Interior explosion Fob-j '
ruury 1 , during capture pf , Tacloban. Nearly
ready , for duty , " ,
.No Ollldliil Iliirlnl for Clili'UcrliiH.
WASHINGTON' , Feb. ' 14. At the request
' of Mrs. ChlckerhiR , wife of the , late Hop- ;
rcsfntatlvo Chickorlnj ; of Now York , there
, lil to bo no cqnprrs3l"nal funeral In con-
| nectlon with yui Interment of tbo deceased
congrcssma.il ai\d the seiiAlors and r pro- )
tentative * heretofore nupicd o an escort I ! 1
have been uplifted that the congressional i
party will bo abandoned. This Is the cnly
cabc In recent year ; In which t'ho ' formali
ties of Htich H funeral have been dispense * !
with and U Is due to tha vlone held by Mr.
Chlckrilug and his wfi | agiliibV the cere-
inonloim charncter of such affairs.
.Mrx. llnnlfl MniinhiK AHIOIICI : | | | ,
WASHINGTON , Feb. 14 The prfsldcnt
dpy Informed Rcpresclitiltver [ Richardson '
and Gibson c' Tcimeesee that he had .selected
Mrs. Daniel Manning 16 represent this country - 1
try at tbp J'afli ! exrwisltlon under a rosoln1 1 I
lion Introduced by Senator Dopcw and re- [ | i
ccntly ptsscd bv congrcff. The Tennessee- i
anr. had calleiflo present ( ho nanio of 'Miss '
Mary Templo-'hf > Ko oYllif6r"tril6 ! ofllc ? .
> u ul > \ prito , ; lt ) i ; > uiii.d.
WASHINOTpK.tifeb.Ui Tli'fr Navy de
partuicnt U now | u position tu retuuio > uork
jiprn the nav l ' eSauela ' ' at , jiay ; * yurds" which
was aubpendcd b'y'lh'e exhaustion of the re
pair funds. TIfo fleflclency ap'iiroiirlatlon bill
carrlce about $2.500,000 for this purpose and
orderu ba t > gone out to the yards to icsurap
work Tbo order will' result tu the employment -
ment of many men ,
ttinttfltt ttif'iMi t rvpftff r > 1ftMtlAi
iHACROlIlIAktSASlATEHtM
He Was Ignored and Humiliated bj
State Depart m-nt.
DID NOT KNOW HE WAS SUPERSEDED
Aitiultn Hid -iniiiilliv for Trnnmnnl
Hi'iitililU1 WiinMioun In UlNtmlcliOH
HlN Mnll ( li.-iu-if liy
HrlMoli C'fiixor.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 14. After a long el *
' '
Icnco' Charles I-i. MaCrum , former United
Slrtcs consul nt Pretoria , tonight gave out
thin signed statement :
Tlie situation In Pretoria W.KB such , llr t ,
that as an olllclnl 1 could ii'H rcmnln there
whilemy * govcrnme'nt at home wftS npp.ir-
iMitly In the dark us to the exact conditions *
In South Afrle-n.
Secondly , us u man and citizen of the
t'nlte * ! Slates I could not remain In Pro-
torla. FiterlitcliiK my own pelf-respect nnd
tlie people i > f Pretoria while the go'vcrnment
at home ronllmied to leave mo lu tlm posi
tion of a Hrltlsh consul nnd not tin Ameri
can consul. 1 want to nay Here thut
the'ro was not one slnglo request made of
mo through the Ucpnrtment of State , lookIng -
Ing to the cnro of British Interests In Pr.e-
leila ulik'h I did not fultlll and report upon
iicvortllnt ; to my orders. On the other hand ,
American Interests * In South -Africa were In
.that condition which demanded that the
Department of Stnte- should bo e-ognlrant of
them. I Issued the statement from the
State ( le-iiartmont thttt Americans mtitt re
main iiputuil. In. the face of this Ameri
cans were constantly going to the front nnd
taking tip arms lit the inteie-Hls of the nbcrs.
1 could not belli but know that many 'of
these were citizens of the Lnlte d SlaU-M. 1
also knew thut , muny of thorn , In utter
uespnlr at the apparent attitude of our own
government , wore taking tile otth 6f al
legiance to the Trnnsvnnl goveriimoin.
\ \ hen alT.iIrs had reached tb.it slate , when
my , vleo mnsul. Mr. Van Amcilnir. closeil
Ul | his hiHllieRS * . took the oath of allegiance
to thi > Transvaal nnd went to the front as
a burgher , I thought the time had come to
make a report oftlie affair.
.Hull Opcnotl liy HrKlsli Ct-liNnr.
H was over four weeks after tlm opening
ot the war before 1 iPuelvt-d u HlnRlo dla-
pateh or a personal letter from the Kovjrn-
mcnt. The mall for the Transvaal had all
been stopped set Capetown by order of the
high commissioner. When this mail win
Ijnally forwarded to mo , after Colonel
Stowe , the consul general at Capetown , hml
scoured Its sple-n'e , I hud the humiliation .is
the representative of the American govern
ment of bitting In my olllco In Pretoria nnd
looking ujion envelopes belirinx the ulllcial
seal of the American government opened
and olllclally sealed with a sticker , notify
ing me that the contents li.nl been lend 'by '
the censor at Durban. 1 Inolicd up interna
tional law , but lulled to find anywlum- that
one military power can line Its discretion ns
to forwarding the olllchil dispatches of .t
neutral government to Its representative in
a besieged country.
The mail service from Dohigoa l > av to
Europe was continually Interrupted by the
.action ot British men-of-war at that port.
The Horvlco was over two weeks loiiuer
than by the west 'coast , anil there wire
continual rumors that tint port would be
elqbed , and communication with thp outslOo
would be entirely cut off. Thecablp scrvlco
for the Transvaal wa absnluti'ly out
ofl' . 1 was prlvnti-ly Informed by the- Bel
gian and CJermiin uiinsulH at Piotorl.i that"
their olllclal cables In code to their govern
ments hud boon refused. I llled one rablo
lu the Interest of an American In Pretoria
which was refused absolutely by the censor
at Durban. This cable 1 sent.to thu llunces *
of a Mr. Nelson , an American business mitn
In Pretoria. She was , on her way to South
Africa from Buffalo , N. Y. , when the war
broke out. According to a letter which Mr.
Nelson received Just before the war com
menced she was buying her trousseau In
Kurope. The cable requested her to come
by the cast coast. When I Informed Mr.
Nelson that the cable had not been sent
his brother took the oath of allegiance to
the republic and went to the front ,
iBrnoi-L'il liy Slate Drunrtmi'iit.
But these are simply minordetails. . The
misrepresentations which had been coins
on before the war and after It opened were
of such a serious nature and Avotlld require
hifcli ilfrtalltiiliexplnnaUini-.tliat tnr November
U I filed i\ . cable to the department In coqej'
stating that I wished leave of ubsdnce.lu ,
order1 ttiivIKH the states. I net forth In this
cablet ) that my-vice consul had enlisted In
the. Boer army , that a. Mr. Atterbury , an
American , whom I had known very favor
ably for'more 'than a year , oould take
charge-of the office until my return. In re-
lily to this dispatch , which was forwarded
without any delay , I received 'from the de
partment a reply udvlslng me that my pres.- ;
once nt Pretoria was Important to public
Interests.
On November S I telegraphed nculn ac-
knowledalng the receipt or tho" cable and
advising the department that the situation
was not critical , that Sir. Atterbury was
competent , that my presence. In America
was. Important. No reply was received and
I wired again on the llth , stating tllat no
reply had been- received and again urged a'
favorable reply. No reply was received to
this. On November 14 1 again wired the
department , stating that I could not leave
without permission , tnat I would forfeit
my post If the reasons which I would make
to the department did not prove satlsfnc- j i
ton- . I
This cable was delayed by the censor until
December 2 , when 1 had advices that It hart
just been forwarded. On November IS I
again llled a cable stating that three of my | j
cables had been unanswered , and stating
that a substitute would answer as consul
during my absence and requested u reply.
To this I received a reply Immediately ,
which wils a. reiteration ot the reply to piy
' first cable. , ,
Told to Come Homo.
Upon receipt of tills reply , which was on
November 21 , 1 Immediately wrote to the
department ncctiptliiK the refusal to grant
my absence and stating In that totter that i
I would abide by the decision of the department -
ment and attempt to conve y an intelligence '
for tho'department's guidance of the cofitll-
tlons there 4n .mall dispatches. On Decem j
ber 1 I received n reply from the depart
ment to my cablegram of thu 14111 , which I I
had been Informed two days previously had ,
just been forwarded. It read as follows :
"You may como home. Put Atterbury
temporarily In charge. " Department will
send mall from here. " Thin WHS sliriied
"liny. " Thereupon I cabled the depart
ment as follows : "Sail ISUi by Naples.
This cablegram was sent on theSth and
In tlie meantime -prepared to go. A few
davw Inter I received a telegram from Mi.
IIo'llls. consul at Delagoa I > u > . HtiUIng that
ho lihtl been Instructed to como to Pretoria
to take ciiarso of my olllco durlllK my.ab . -
senc < > an < l until a man should urrlvo Irani
Washington. uMr. Tlollls arilvcd on incem-
ber 14 and was1 thoroughly pouted In thu
routine of tli < vofllcn and I Introduced him
to the heads of all government tlepatt-
ments and to my consular colleagues. 1 left
'Pretoria ' the night of December lh. 1 went
straight to Purls , jiotlliod live , departmpnt of
my presence thrro. while waiting for the
American line boat to.sail for New York.
1 arrived In Washington on Monday , tn.i-
ruary S and leported to Assistant fewrotury
IUU of the. State .department , who ollk-ltUly
'Informed m that-Secretary Hay's 1 = 011 lia-l
'been appointed In my place and'tlmt ' he was
on his way to .Pretoria.
1 appreciated the s-orlousness of the con
ditions In South Afilcu to tha extent' that
on my w.iy to Wn-shlimton , ' bellevlim that
1 was still the consul In Pretoria. 1 ji'filneu
to makenny atu'.omenl Ijiut would In uny
way Involve thti ilepurtniei't or embnrrqxM. It.
-My one object was to lay th * Information
before the department as to the trut State ,
of affairs In South Africa. If the dep.ir.t-
ment thoupht these fai-ts were of a value.
Isulllclpnt lo warrant the expense of the trip
I had taken 1 tixpeetfd lu be lemuncr.itrd
and return to 'Pretoria ' , Icavlne thu tlepurt-
ment to net as It saw lit on the facts which
I laid before It.
Ti-iirlni ; Ilimn HlN ltciiitntloli | ,
liibtcad of this I llnd that'Serirt.iry Iluy ,
whether acting upon the iei > OitK In the
newspapers , or upon ailvlce front HIP Hilt-
IU jjovfriniieni. or boino oilier niuilvu. 1
do noi ki.ow , tan- lit not to wall until I
could present my n-afcons In person and has
bi-i'ii a silent ur conniving * . > atnor to dU-
neffrfl6 > fej > orts of my u/tldal / uuts. 1 como
home tu find an attempt ha& been ma do to
'tear down-my personal j emulation 1 with
t > st.xlc iluht hero that ivlun I ucccpleil my
jitMt as consul 1 knew nothing of any secret
alliance between America and Ureul firlUIn
and thut I hud seen nothing In-the. it-uula-
tlous which nuido the coiHUl of thu Air rl-
can iv.mbllc fciibjoe-t to the whlmi ) , md
vuiirUu ut an UiiKllh inllltary censor. I
it ami10 America with n motive of whlcn I
am not a hanie < !
TIier i"it ono soul who c.ui point to an
act of mini' which rterartttd fropi the
htrlcttbt neutrality. My confidential ills-
phtffhe * to Iho department will show my
t-ymputhy for tlu < icpublle , hut which tlmo
will prove to be unbiased lu atonal faetn.
My ui'tn as public olllclal alt- all rf-
vonlfd at th < - depurtment Mv itv-tb now us
u iirlvate man e m In i ouy Invftlve the1
public bvrvle-e and I ilmply make this eutcI I
ment In my own deft-nso us against IhOie
which have e arne from the iHpartmeni.
and otti ially
K , .
I
OPPO'Sfc THE ARMY CANTEEN' '
Coininlltrr- Alltllarv AfTnlrn
lilrnn l < i Thoup- Who Wonlil
-Tlicm.
WASH1NOTON. Kob. U. At the hearing
on the subject of the army "canteen" before
Iho houseronnnltteo on military affairs
today Captain Frank. M. Wells , late chap
lain of the Klrst Tennessee regiment , testi
fied In detail to tho. p'revnlcnco of drunken
ness on arniy' transports and In the Philip
pines. "
Mr. Wells lepeateJ his statement , which
ho has mul : a In lectures , relative lo t.hp
sale of liquor 6n the transports Zealandla
nnd Indiana , hnd related Instances of al
leged dnmktnnbsa < at Manila , Hello and
Ccbu , asVill fst , 'on ' the ships. When ho
referred by name to a Tennessee officer nl-
leped to ha ftt l ! en'ilhwik Keprescntntlvo
Cox ot Temieesro Interposed nn omphatlo
protest , saying 'that- ' lip iVould not hear this
officer maligned. Something of n sensation
was r/aused / by the statement and the pro
test , but tho'comm'ltteo Mctermlned to avoid
perrotial disclosures by not iillowlng names
to be'Mscrt. JJlr. Weils proceeded , omitting
names. He stated that nt the request of
the fcocrelarji-of ho had filed a formal
stntementiwltu the iWar department concern
ing these alleged acts.
Representatives of the Women's Christian
Temperance union-- and other organizations
nko were heard on a concessional enact
ment making , moro clear < the present law
abolishing the army canteen. The cotn-
mlttco did not taker final action on the sub
ject. >
COAL IS' , SCARCE IN EUROPE
IniltiMtrlitl DlntrcNN In-All ( 'rent .Alnn-
iurliiHr ( f'oimtrlep , HCHII | < H from
lllult I'rlcv * In
. J'"eb. 11. Complaints of
scarcity of COAIn \ Uuropo arc becoming
moro aculo and widespread. The represent
atives of the , State department In all of the
great manufacturing , countries of the con
tinent have already transmitted accounts of
the Industrial distress that has resulted
from the heavy Increase of pr'ce ' of coal
in England ( aiid now Ambassador Draper ,
nt Home , thinks the situation In Italy is
worthy the attention of coal mining enter
prises In the United States. His communica
tion on this nub/act Is published In the
consular reports , ls3ucd by the bureau of
'
foreign commerce' , Slate department , and
In brief points to the fact that a large
margin of profit Is .now offered lo Ameri
can coal orpoilcrs.
PROPOSE TO CONSTRUCT DAM
I'rojiM't for HnlniiiK tlio Iovol of the
( in-ill l.akrs llofnrc the
Cn'itiiulttec.
WASHINGTON , Feb. H. The river and
harbor cdinmlttco'loday gave a hearing on
the pioi6sltlt > n for the "construction of a
ilnni fo'r 'th6 punicfe of raising the level of
the Great Lakes'George Y. Wlsucr , ai
member1of tHe deep waterway commission ,
who reported ; in favor of the project , ex-
plalliPd It In detail and urged Its feasibility.
Major' SyraondB p * the engineer corps , In
charge or operations where the propoeea
dam Would 'bo ' located , said the project was
HI > vast that a , commission of eminent ex
perts shoMld bfe appointed ' to make special
Investigation of . ( he pl'aji. . Representative
Corliss ot Michigan Aalpo spoke In favor of
the projectv t - ,
FO'H Vjisxhux VKTiaiiAXs.
Wnr Vur\1VurN Ilrinc-iiilicml liy the
AVASHlNOToy/ . 14. fspeclal. ) The
rolloSvln"K'pensions ( have- been gra'nted : ' > ' I ;
Nebraska- , , Orlglnal- CalvIn D. Shul'tz ,
Omuho , $8. Increu jT-Charle W. Booth ,
Broken Hfiw , fG to MO ; John R. Campbell ,
Tecumseh , J to $ S ; aeorgc ? W. Klrkpatrlck ,
CoIcrldRf. 46 to * -Abraham ; Fleming. Ans-
U-y , $ C to $ S : Henry W. Miller , Blmwood , $ j
to $8 ; George Plielp. * , Jlolbrook , $ S to Hi' .
I Ilelssue and 'Increase ' Clemnldns Bortlo
Glenvllle , JS to $10 : James Workman , lle-
imblioan City , ? 6 to is. Original widow-
Sarah 13 , Potts , Loomls , $8.
wa : Orlgiml Enoch Joy , Grlnncll , J6 ;
Addlson H. Sanders , Davenport. * ( > to $ S.
Additional Edward Evei'shed , Creston , $ C
to $ Sr Stopheh Cain , Dubuque , XS to $8 ;
Julius Jl. Nott , Marlon , $6 to $ S : Otis Legge ,
nepublle , $ G to $8 < ReHtoratlou and reissue
William F. Stllwell , deceased , Des Molnes ,
J12. IricrcjRe Charles A. Wilbur , Polk City ,
$ G to 48 ; James Grlflln , Pnrnell , $ S lo * IO ;
TlionuiH Wornian , Hazolton , $6 to $ S ; Horace
I. Sheldo , ] ) . Hunjboldt. $8 to $10 ; Auitin B.
Uamfprcl. Cre > < l6ii , $ U to $ S ; Ezra Bradford ,
Glenwodd , $ S to Slfl ; Robert A. Henderson ,
riearUeld. $14 to xn : Rlcluird' S. Andor.ion ,
Klinont , $ S tft$10 ; Aiia.L. . Plummer. Ivy ,
$17 to * 24 , RelHsue James M. Case , More-
head , flO. Original widows , otc. Carrie r1.
Stllwell , Des Moliies , JS ; minors of William
K. Bursln , Grlunell , $ li ,
Jiiiitiury ImiiortN mill K\iiortx.
WASHINGTON , Feb. 14. The monlhly
statement of the Imports arid exports of
the United States , Issued -by the bureau of
statistics/ shows 'that during January , 1900 ,
the figures were as follows :
Merchandise , Imports , $75,826)25 ! ) , of which
$32,9 ,28ff was 'free of duty. The gain over
, January , 18011 , was about $17,500,000. Exj
fpoits , $117,620.920 ; gain over January , 189 ! ) ,
about $2000,000. ' Gold imports , $1,988,272 ;
decrease , $4,00d',000 ; exports , $5,691,290 ; Increase -
crease , J836.000. Silver , Imports , $2,130,333 ;
'decrease , $1,000,000 ; exports , $1,509,199 ; de
crease , $781,000.
During the last seven months there was
-Increase In the Importation of mer
chandise , as compared with the correspond
ing period In 1899 , of $119,459,624 ; an In
crease In the exportation ot merchandise
of $50,503,543 ; a decrease of $42,023,711 In
the Importation of gold ; an Increase In the
exportation o'f gold of $11.793lij | ; n decrease
In the Importation of silver of $829,644 , ana
n decrease of $3,638,923 $ in the exportation
of silver.
Ill-Monthly TraiiN | ort Srrvlci- .
WASHINGTON , Feb. 11. Acting upon the
recomnlenfltjtlon of Quartcpmnstor General
Ludlngton.tho eci clary of war has ordered
the establishment of a bi-monthly trans
port Hcrirfco hot rtmil San Francisco and
Manila. This action Is prompted by a de-
slro to leave nothing undone that will contribute - ,
tribute to the health and comfoit of the.
troops lh the Islands Survlco will be
started by the tioop Iilp Hhciman , which
will leave San Francisco for Manila on Feb
ruary 15 or 1C , U ) bo follov.od at r 'iiUr l.i-
IcrvalH of about' fifteen days by the other
largo fchips of the Pacific transport fleet ,
Including the Sheildan , Grant , Lagan.
Thoinaa and Mcade.
i
I The authorities are also considering the
ndvUnblllty of .eblabllshlng n monthly scrv-
Ice In Hlnillar lines betnccii Now York ami
Manila over tbo Mediterranean and Sue ? :
canal.
Illll to llciltiu * . U'nr Tiixm ,
WASHINGTON , Fob. 14. Representative
Levy of Now York has Introduced a bill
j ' amending the war tariff act by reducing
the tax on beer frccn $2 to $1 , fixing the
i , duty on tobacco at G cents per pound , cigars
nnd cigarette * $3 per 1,000 , repealing the
tax MI tea and reducing many ot the stamp
taxCH. Levy sujt as to bU bill :
"The securctary of the treasury haa stated
, that the surplus from revenues of the gov
ernment will amount to bctweeon $30,000-
000 and $40,000,000 this year. The dally ex-
j pendllurcs of the government are deereaa-
Ing and will continue to decrease now that
the war with Spain IB ov r. The- need uf
the $100.000,000 proposed to bo raised by
the war tax will no longer exist. It la the
aim ofthis bill to reduce taxation by In
ternal revenue by At least $60 000,000 , "
i .Stou * tlie CoiiKli
ami Wurliu UA Ilui fold.
Laxative llromo-Qululne Tablets cure a cold
ID one dajr. No cure , BO pay. Price ? 5c. j
TAYLOR TAKES INITIATIVE
Takes Legal Measures Against Beckhnm
and Cajtlirrnu.
PLACES OBSTACLES IN THEIR PATH
lU'i hnlt to Pro * out Tlicm front
fnrmliiK Anj Ollli'lnl Aot IStM
Turn lit tinC'omiiH'v Km *
tuekjrroliliMii ,
LOUISVILLH. Ky. , Feb.14. . Suit * was
fllod In the circuit court this afternoon by
counsel for Go\ernor Taylor cceklng to re
strain J. 0. W. Beckhnm from aotltig us gov
ernor and Clcnaral John U. Castlomntt from
attempting to discharge the dull en ot ad
jutant general. Summons were served on
llni defendants.
The suit will be allotted to one of the cir
cuit judges ) > y n drawing , This drawing may
not bo held .for . several days. The eult In
brought by Governor Taylor for himself In
dividually and ns governor of Kentucky.
FRANKFORT , Ky. , Fob. 11. When In
formed that Judge Taft had refused Juris
diction , Governor Taylor made the following
clgned statement :
"The decision of Judge Taft today , hold
ing that his court has no jurisdiction In thp ,
case of tlio minor state officials , docs not
affect the merits of the case. Ho docs not
doteimlno that the petitioner.1 * had no mer
its In their cases , but only that bin court ,
could not tnko jurisdiction and right the
wrong. If ho had held that ho hnd jurisdic
tion It would have all been over , for the out
rages were so glaring that the republicans
would have won hands down. The decision
docs not In the least affect my case. "
The suit ot Dcckham against Taylor for
tb possession of the office of govcriior was
filed today In the circuit court at Frankfort.
Up to a lata hour the sheriff had not suc
ceeded In serving notice on Governor Taylor -
i lor and the dialled ? of hie doing BO did not
' seem bright , as all visitors to the dfllcp of
the governor , or to the gubernatorial man
sion , were compelled to run a gauntlet of
guanlfl who were on the lookout .for gentle
men with suspicious papers , The petition In
the Etilt holds that W. S. Taylor Is n6t the
governor of the s-tnto and that with 'atv
armed force ho holds possession of the ex |
ecutive building. U alleges that ho Is drawIng -
Ing money without authority of law from the
state treasury , pardoning convicts and doing
other things that arc detrimental to the wel
fare of the fltatc.
TAFT REFUSES INJUNCTION
IIoltlH tltnt I'Vilcrnl Court URN No
JtirlNillotlon lit the Kentucky
Cotltl'NtM.
CINCINNATI , Feb. 14. Holding that the
federal court had no Jurisdiction In the con
tests In Kentucky , Judge Taft this afternoon
i refused to grant the application for Injunc-
' tloiiK against the Kentucky State Board ot
Elections nnd the democratic contestants
i
I for etato offices ether than governor and
lieutenant governor.
Judge Taft finished reading his opinion
at 2:50 : p. m. , In which he.denied the applica
tion for Injunction In both cases In the Ken
tucky suits. After citing the law showing
that the federal -court had no Jurisdiction
In such cases , he reviewed the Gocbel elec
tion law an the most Infamous statute that
had ever come before the attention of a
court , and also denounced In vigorous tqrms
the conditions that have existed In Kentucky
and thut are cited in the bill of facts. Iut }
he held that It was merely a matter of law
with , the court , notwithstanding the out-
j-fljes tl\at \ are alleged In the undisputed
s'tae.me.nt ( of facts , of the petitioners. , Thre
was an Immense crowd In the federal buildIng -
Ing awaiting the decision of the court.
BECKHAM INJUNCTION FILED
Snlt l Beistin l > y Whlt'li I 'inoiM-ntn
Ilouo to Otint Tnylor front
( loremorxhl ! ) . .
FRANKFORT. Ky. , Feb. 14 , The Injunc
tion suit of Deckham against Taylor , by
which democrats sue to oust Taylor from
possession of the governorship , was filed at
2.15 p. m.
HotiNi' PIINCN SonnliIllll. .
LOUISVILLE , Ky. , Feb. 14. The senate
met today without a quorum and adjourned
until tomorrow. In the bouse the senate
resolution calling upon Governor Taylor to
withdraw the militia from the capital and
surrender the executive offices to Governor
Bcckham was adopted after some debate ,
the feature of which was a speech by Rep-
I rcaentatlve Emraett Orr , taking exception to
I the clause of the resolution asserllng lhat
'
the shot which killed Governor Goebel was
fired from the executive building. The
house then adjourned until 'tomorrow.
\o Quorum In I qK
FRANKFORT , Ky. , Fob. 14. The house
and senate met at 11 o'clock this morning.
j ' Both houses lacking a Quorum they ad-
1 I Journcd to meet at 11 o'clock tomorrow.
I
I STEEL SHEET MILLS COMBINE
Tivpnly-l'"l\ L'OIICITIIK An * llciire-
MfiitiMl In I'ittHliurK nnil Form
UKloiiiiTall ; < Ml-Of TrtiNl.
PITTSBURO , Pa. , Feb. 14. The long
talked of combination of tbo steel sheet mills
of the country was formed at a meeting
hero today , twenty-five concerns out of
twenty-nine being rcpnwnted.
'Tho capital rtouk was fixed nt $52,000,000 ,
of which $20,000,000 will bo preferred , car
rying a 7 per cent dividend , and $26,000 , 00
common. Ten millions of the pieforred will
be treasury stock and the entire $26,000,000
of the common stock will be placed In a New
York bonk for a year.
None of the stock will bo put an the mar
ket , the mill owners taking It nil. The cdn-
cerns outside the combine uro the Apollo
Iron and Steel company of Vandergrlft , Pa. ;
W. D. Woods & 06. , McKcesport , Pd. ; Zus
& Co. , PiUsburg , and the Whlltaker'Iron
j company of Wheeling , These four flrma
i control ll'ty-fivn mills and the combine six
teen mills. The name of the new combine
j will probably be the American Steel Shcot
, company. The company expecto to have all
dotallhfBirratigod to start- business within
j thirty tlays.
WAR AGAINST BUCKEF SHOPS
Hoard of Trnilc DHcifiitPN llriirrnent-
Inir 'I'lilrli'i-n Cltl ' I'leiljnTlirm -
rl\i-a to A 111 Iti'foriim.
CHICAGO , Feb. 14. Resolutions calling
for a federal law to uupprcus bucket shor/HJ !
ant * pledging themselves to aid each other j i
In various reforms were adopted at today's '
rucctlnu ot tbo Board of Trade delegates ,
representing thirteen cities ,
Reasonable commissions on transactions
lu grain were fixed as fol ! < > t = :
Oue-dehth per ccpt per fuahel to bo
clureed non-members of the exchanges ;
1-16 per cent for transactions carried on' be I
tween numbers of djfterout exchange , with
tbe piopcr commission for tracaactlona be
tween members of the samu exchange left
to the Judgment of the exchange affected.
A standing committee composed of ( ho
presidents of the Now Yont Produce ex.
change , Toledo Produce exchange , St Louis
Mere-hauls' exchange , Minneapolis Chamber
of C'omnn 'ct > and the Chicago Board ot
Trade wan appointed to take up the matter |
of securing federal legislation to stamp out
The committee appointed ou railroads and
discrimination In freight rales till not re
port. After , the adoption of the rt r > lullons
tho'mectlng adjourned sine die.
bucket whops. The delegates ngrcco to do
all .In their power to discourage pruiicgo
trading nnd voted their moral suppc-t teSt
St Iuls and Chicago In maintaining their
recent acts suppiesslng privilege trading
Deliveries of wheat , It was rcsohM ,
slx/uld / bq made not later than ninety da. )
lifter purchase ,
FLOODS FOLLOW THE DROUTH
StorntN of I ti n nit n I Violence
( Ivor > < MV ICiiHlftnil Much DMIII-
nito In Itriiortod ,
. . . _
1 'HOSTOX , l eb' . 14. The gales of the cqul-
; iox havejyarc ly. evcr _ exceeded In force the
storm whl h s ept'ovpr New Englaml Tues
day , leaving IlJts wake damage by Hood
that Is almost Incalculable. For twenty-
four hours n heavy rain , after wiping away
what tiw traces there were ot wnow and
Ice , brought to a climax the mostunscason- ,
able winter New England has known for a
great many , years. Tributary bodies of water ,
whloh a few weeks ago were so low that
> the almost unheard of condition ot drouth
In midwinter -was threatened , have been
changed Into torrents of moro threatening
volumethnn In the usual spring freshets ,
1'rom drouth to flood , with all the damage
done at both extremes to the manufacturing ,
logging and Ice harvesting Interests , Is now
added the cost of replacing bridges swept
away nnd of repairing railway and highway
bo < ls torn up.
The most extensive damage reported Is
along the Merrlmao and Connecticut rivers.
The blow was .fierce along the coast , but
shipping"Usually lesa In volume ut , this
season , had ample warning of the storm.
At Manchester , N. II. , Aimer II , Jackson ,
a mill hand , attempted to jump over a riv
ulet , but fell Into the water and was
drowned.
Washouts stopped traffic : on the Hpston ft
Maine main line at Nashua and on other
smaller Jlnou ,
, Dispatches from various sections of Ver
mont and Maine place the rainfall at over
threeInchca. . The Connecticut river at Bellows -
lows Falls rose nearly five feet during the
day and as-most of the smaller streams are
running wtld , a further rise of six to eight
feet IB looked for by noon tomorrow.
In tlio Champlaln valley rain has lusted
nearly five days , so that the after-effects are
expected to be more EP-IOUS than now ap-
pears. At North Adams , .Mass. , the Hoosac
rlvor runs stronger and higher than nt any
tlmo for thirty years , several mills having
their lower floors flooded , with damage ex
ceeding $10,000 ,
The great pressure of water at the tem
porary diim of the Metropolitan water board
at Cllnl&n , ' which reservoir In the Nashua
river supplies the Boston district , is so
great that the workmen are preparing for
emergencies.
Along the Kennebtc river In Maine the Ice
Is so weak that It la likely to break up , and
with the Ire go all prospects for a harvest
this season.
From all polntsi comp reports of heavy
damage to mill property and the destruction
of .small bridges , by Ice jams. The suburban
electric cars.arc running erratically , owing
to slides of oarlh under the rails.
Ilf > inr7l" for Illult Witter.
WHITE HALL , , N. V. , Fob. 14. The water
Irf Lhke'Champlaln is a foot above the high-
cst mark ever recorded. There are numerous
washouts "on the Delaware & Hudson road.
FITCHBORG , Mass. . Feb. 14. The flood
In Fllc'hburg and vicinity from the heavy
rain of Monday and Tuesday has receded.
Most of the mills were unable to run today
owing lo damage by water. The Putnam
Machine company lo.st from $10,000 to $15,000.
ATHOL , Mass. , Feb. 14. The flood scare is
over ' In ' , thls.tp.wn , but It will be eevcral
days . conditions arc resumed ,
Ttie'fcp h.as"gon } ' 1dowh' 'tlie' river and She
water lh fast 'receding. The water has never
been BQ high In the history of the town.
CLINTON , Mass. , Feb. 14. The Boston &
Maine railroad Is tied up by the floods and
through traffic has been suspended. The en
tire establishment of tbo Lancaster cotton
mills Is ijhut down , throwing 2,700 hands
out of taiployment.
UilinnKCM Alonfc HttilHoii Itlver.
ALBANY , N. Y. , Feb. 14. Three men were
drowned and $500,000 damage done to prop
erty along the Hudson river by the worst
freshet which Ihle city has seen since 1857.
The dead are : Thomas Shea of Bath , n. M.
Rhine-hart of Now York and Joseph Vogel
of Van Hennselaer Island.
MAY SECURE WEST INDIES
Honnrt thnt Illll to tlmt ! > } ITi-ft Will
Il < ; IntroiluiTiI In tlir UIIIINI
PARIS , Feb. 14. The correspondent of
( he Temps at Copenhagen says It Is reported
there that a bill ceding the Danish West
Indies to the United States for twelve mil
lion , kroner will be submitted to the cham
bers before the end of the piesont session.
This , however , Is , evidently untrue , nt least
for the moment , The Danish government
for the last twenty-live years has rejected
America's overtures for the Baleof these
Islands and It Is only during the last fix
months that confidential negotiations have
been entered Into , They , however , are so
little advanced that not only ban no price
boon fixed , but the principle of the cession
boa not been admitted ,
RIOTERS BURNPLANTATIONS
_
KriMtub ( JovermuiMit .Srnillnir Itcln-
forc'cmciit * to iHluntl at
Martinique.
FORT UI3 FRANCE , Martinique , Feb. 11.
( Via llaytlan Cable. ) A mob of rioters
yesterday at Rlvlerrc Baileernfused to hear
Senator Knight , who Is favorably disposed
toward * thfllr cause.
At midnight the plantations of Lacocotte
and Champigny were sot fire to ,
Npwa..ihas been , received here from Paris
announcing that the garrison Is to be rein
forced and that the French cruiser Siichet U
on Its way here.
PARIS. Fob , 14. The government has de
cided to send the Inspector general of the
colonies to Martinique. The governor of
Martinique , In responno to the government
Inquiries , telegraphs that everything Is
calm.
( crinniii Artlvt * In Clilim ,
WASHINGTON. Feb. 11. In a report to
the State department , Ambassador White at
Berlin hews that the Germans are exploit
ing with the greatest energy the Klao-Chou
district , which they reecntly secured from
China. A Herman company has already
established Its headquqrtem at Tiling Tan !
and IH vIuorouBly prosecuting the construe- ,
tlon of u railway under a German coneemlun
which wljl conuect , the Important coal dia- (
trlpts pf Wcl Pslen. and Po Shan , and the ,
German ports vUlh n toial length of about I
2SO miles , Already stock/to Iho value of
nearly $5,000,000 has been contracted for and
the first shipments have been made.
B -lrUonnrii llrnvli llomr.
HARCJ3LOJVA , Spain , Fpb > f. Thp Span
ish bte-amer Alicante , which arrived here last
Sunday from .Manila , todav landed 1,100
Spaniard . njostpf , , whom were formerly In
thp ba.nds of'.tha.PhlUppluo Insurgents.
"
The Spaniards say that the Americans arc
In control of the city of Manila aud.Jn the
Immediate neighborhood , belug Unable to
tak the offensive lu tlni Interior of Luron
They assert that'AKUlnaldo forced the "Phil
ippine government" to relcatse the Spaniards .
On the other hand , another utuamer juat arrived - '
rived from Manila reporu that when It left j
there woa no doubt that the Amerlrane we-rc j
gaining Krouod In the Interior dletrlcts , |
RUSSIA WLI ) SEIZE I1EKAT
Ozir's Troops lo tha Nnmbff of Twenty
Thousand Being Oon'centrated. '
NOT UNWILLING TO EMBARRASS BRITAIN
Tlmi's" M. I'otorMmrK rorrc | ioiidciif
.SoiiiulM \Vi\rnlnu t'nuio ot
Oelnj lit On trnl \NIIII |
I nll\vn > Tt-ntlle.
l.'iNDON. ' Feb. 15 , The St. Pcieisburg T
correspondent ot the Time- ? , remarking that
, "H Ml not do toplaeo overmuch 'reliance
i upon luissla's olllclal assurances that noth
Ing wli , | )0 ) done to embarraps Knghiud m
the prcs-nt situation , " glvrs the genetnl dc
tails sho.lng that the deluyw In the ordlmnv
tralllc of 0 Central Asian railway ore no
caused , as g been officially stated , by BIIOJ
falls , but t\\n \ duo to the passage of Illinium )
loope. estimated at 20.000. who arc bo.i.r .
coneentrnted in the vicinity of Kurshet-
The correspondent adds that "most Rus
j i almis are convhccd that Russia Intends soon
i or late to take Herat. "
! The Times , li * an editorial on the dis
patch , says : "Thli ay not portend any Immediate -
mediate action , bu > it can hardly be doubted
! > that llUBslix has 0mo to the conclusion
. that thu
I psychologist moment bus arrl\ed
| when pressure can he brought to bear on
1 Great Britain.
"Thero Is no reason to suppose that ihn
estimate of 20,000 troopi | H nbo\p the m.irk.
It does not follow , howler , that this lai
piles nn advance on He-mt. Probably the
demonstration Is' lulen'deil to cover mo\ < -
mrnta of a raoro practical kind In oth r
quarters.
"Looking to the eagerness of the ( ! ei
mana to declare through their no\\8pupoi
that they are not at all afiald of the cxtcn
slon of Russian Inllucnco In Persia , together
with German Interests Inostcrn Asia In
i connection with the Bagdad railway .scheme
I i we must bo prepared to defend our IntercsiR
I In the Persian gulf nnd southern Persia T
against the- whole world. "
_ _ _ _ _
Herat Is ti fortified clH of Afghanistan
and capital of n chlcfshlp. U has usually
, been ono of the most flourishing places In
! the cast , as a grand mart for the products
' ' of India , China , Tartnry. Afghanistan and
Persia , It was for a long tlmo capital ot B
the empire founded by Tamerlane.
CZAR'S MANIFESTO OPPOSED
liniiorlnl Iti-Mcrlpl UcluiUi-N Drnullo
for Illiiilrrlnu : IttiNHollcntlon
of KInluiul.
HELSINOFORS , Finland. Feb. 14. An Im
perial rescript to the , governor general of .
Finland rebukes the deputies for their "tin'W
seemly opposition upd reuent strictures of I
the czar's manifesto" of February 3 , ISO'J ,
which. It la pointed out , sought to complete
the ilusspflcatlon of Inland. The rescript
calls on the governor general to act vig
orously In order to Impress the FInlundcrs
\vlth \ the true significance of the measures
proposed for the purpose of drawing closer
the tics between the empire ivnd the grand
duchy.
Uomlitlrnit Uovprntncnt Nlulilc ,
SANTO DOMINGO CITY , Feb. 3. ( CMne-
spondenco of the Associated Press. ) General
confidence In the stability of the government
prevails. Foreigners are carefully examine d
and the government has decided to pay nil
lawful claims , In the proportion of Its pres
ent resources. U refuses therefore to rec
ognize thp claims of the San'tomlngo ' Im
provement company , whlclilxlt Is1 averred , are
not justified , * The Ddralnlcan 'government.
It Is said , followH In this the public opin
ion of the country , as well as that of the
merchants and sugar planters , who repre
sent foreign capita ) . It Is believed this
means the beginning of a most Important
argucnenit which may result 'In ' an appeal lethe
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