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VOL.' X. NO. 287. . . " WATERBURY, CONN., MONDAY, N6iR 8, 1897. "
TIE IDAHO IKS. WRECK ON LAKE ERIE COSTS NINETEEN7 LIVES. ' "Two Men Cling For Hours to a Spar .. Whan Saved They Were So Cold and Benumbed That They Had to Be Pulled By Force From Their Perilous Position. i BUFFALO, Nov. 8. In one of the Worst storms on Lake Erie the steamer Idaho of the Western Transit line foun dered In eight fathoms of water off Long point, a very dangerous promon tory about 66 miles west of here. Of the crew but two were saved. These dung to a spar for eight hours, when , they were discovered by the lookout on the Mariposa Of the Minnesota line. The captain of the Idaho was among those lost. The names cf the drowned men are Alexander Gillies, , captain. Buffalo William Clancy, chief engineer, Buf raio; John D. Taylor, steward. Buffalo Kelson Skinner, first assistant engineer Xxmls Ollmore. watchman; Richard Mc Lean, wheelsman; Robert Williams, wheelsman; A. J. Richard, lookout Henry Thomson, lookout; Conrad Blan ker, fireman; William Gregory, fire man; John Healv. assistant steward Frederick Miffort, oiler; Edward Smith aeckhand, Rochester; M. Bell, deck . Band. The names of three of the men drowned are unknown to the steamship company. One was a fireman, another deckhand and the third a Dorter. , The names of the two men saved are bouls La Force, jr., second mate, and .William Gill, a deckhand, living at 137 Stent street, Rochester. It is not known at the office of the - Western Transit company where the greater portion of the dead men hailed Trom. The Idaho went out of commis ion three or four years ago,- but this ,summer she was thoroughly over hauled. After her overhauling she wa placed at the disposal of the Naval Veterans' association and by that or sjanizatlon used as the flagship during xne . A. R. encampment In August, At tne close of the encampment she went Into commission again as Jreighter. The captain of the 1U fated steamer, Alexander Gillies, was one of the most widely known of the lake seamen. He was 41 years old and knew the lake waters like a book. His brother, Don sua (Junes, is captain of the steamer Harlem. When the big steel steamer Mariposa arrived: in port with the news of the disaster to the Idaho, and having on board, the -two1 ' surviving members of the crew. Captain Root 'of the Mariposa had this to say regarding the storm on the lake and the rescue of the two men: "It was one of the worst gales I ever experienced in all my years on the lakes. We started from Chicago with a load of oats. All the way down the take we had a fight with the storm, and I thought once or twice of putting in somewhere until it blew over. I'm glad I didn't, for I fear that If I had these two men who came down with me would have gone to Join their mates by this time. "I was on deck when my first mate, oijron unamDenaJn, came to Bee me and told me that he had sighted a spar off to the north and that he thought there were a couple of men clinging to It. He pointed it out to me. and when I got the glasses .on it I could distinguish the men plainly. We were running un der a good bead of steam at the time, and I put on more and headed for the par. "When I got near, I was puzzled how to help the men off, for I could not low. er a boat in such a storm. Finally I c.'r cled about the spar until I ran alone. aide, and my men picked the poor fel lows off. They had to drag them away from the spar by force, for they had been there so long that their arms had become almost dead and were twisted about the mast and almost frozen fast " to it. When we got them ort board, we put them in bunks and gave them some Warm food and soups and had them feeling pretty good physically when we reached harbor." wiuiam vim, tne rescuea aeckhand, a swarthy, well built man, 23 years old. Has sailed the lakes since he was youth. He Is more intelligent than the ' average seafaring man, and his story of Vie disaster Is a thrilling one. "We left here, bound for Chicago with ' a cargo of general merchandise," said Be. , "Everything seemed all right until we got outside the break water, 'and then , W were struck by the worst storm that rl ever saw. When the first big breaker w .. w u ij lu. Luc a J i like a top, and a second later a big roller came over the port bow and rolled Iowa amidships a foot deep. The wind Shrieked and howled, but we rifri -nr. Pay much attention to the storm. We naa leu wina Deiore. xne captain con sulted with the mate and decided that w could weather It, and. he kept on his bourse. "As we headed up the lake, dead against the gale, it appeared to fcc set ting worse every minute. The wavaa Ware, running high and the wind threw Y. X. flVtm r. aa Ir a.... 111.- .1 . "We moved slowly against the heavy wind and sea, and when we were well WP the lake we found that the boat was making water. It kept coming faster id faster, and the bilge Durrms were to work, but the water gained and lannr over ner. "Wo were near Long point at this ie, and the captain started to put in (re with the intention of beaching the Ip. But the water gained so rapidly it it was too late. She was already irlng, and the two men at the wheel lid do nothing with her. A couple re men went to work with them, and Lily they brought her around and led her toward land. iptatn Gillies started the pumps, the men to the nrebuckets and rmed a line and began to ball, but no use. The water gained on the : and the buckets, and r?P t0 sot Ulo fires etVk ... -wrrn it was found that tne cower f" wu ana that she could not be moved, we knew we could not live In tho trough of that fearful sea, and the only hope left us was to run out the anchor and bring her head up to the sea and let her ride out the gale. "Every seaman realized the danger of attempting to do that in the face of a hurricane, and when Captain Gillies de cided to do It, he ordered the lashings of the boats cut and told the men they were forced to take one last chance for their lives. "At the word the anchor dropped from the bow, and the chain began to pay out, but the Bea was too heavy, and instead of the anchor catching with a firm grip and bringing the ship's head up to tne storm with a jerk it went too Slow, and she simply tumbled into the trough of the seas, which broke over her In torrents. "In an Instant she was as helpless as a log, and she was tossed here and there and taking every wave aboard. From port to starboard the ereat mountains of f oaming water - poured, rolling into the hold and adding to the quantity already weighting her down. The load was too much, and after a moment, when we all felt that we were lost, the ship keeled over to starboard and went down, stem first. "What became of my mates I don't know. I remember that the boats had been loosened and that some of the men were ready to take to them If the ves sel went under, but no boat could have lived for a minute In that terrible sea, and If any of them did get in the boats It was simply to be swamped as soon as the first wave struck them. "Maybe they didn't leave the ship at all. I was near the spar, and when tne stern of the vessel began to go un der I went for the rigging and went up as fasc as I could. Another man went with me, the second mate, and I thank the Lord that he was with me, or would have gone mad during all the long hours that I was up there hang lng on and trying to keep off the fright iui com tnat was slowly killing us both. "There was a rolling to and fro as the vessel struck the bottom and slowly righted to an even keel, and then second later she rolled over to one side. I thought she was going all the way over, but she did not. She settled on bottom, and. though the waves rolled her from port to starboard, the spar re mained out of the water, with my mate and myself clinging to it. "All this time the hall and sleet were coming down in a cutting sheet, and we were covered with ice in a few minutes, for though the top of the spar on which we were hanging was 25 feet above the water the big waves struck us and broke over us, and the hail cut us like shot. ' Hour after hour we waited there, and then we saw the Marinosa comlne-. For a long time we didn't know whether she would sight us, and we watched her from the time she was a little Bmoky haze up the lake until we could see that she was a big vessel. "When she finally sighted us and we saw her head for us, I tried to fiell my mate, but I couldn't, and he looked at me with a happy lock in his face. It was a terrible time to us before she came up to us, and then I knew we were not safe yet, for the sea was run ning mountains high and the big steel boat was rolling like a skiff. Every wave sent her up in the air until we could seeher white bottom under her water line. We knew at once that her captain would not attempt to lower boat, for it would have been chewed up. When the Mariposa got within a ca Die length of us a man with a strong voice yelled to us to hang on. Don't give up!' he yelled. We'll get you off soon.' j. ueu me uoat circiea around us. . , i . . . coming as near as she could, but when she was within a few rods' a big roller swept her far out, and she went off to starboard, rolling heavily when she got In the trough of the sea. Then she came back again, and again she missed us and we couldn t take a line had one been thrown to us. Again she went around, and we watched her and watch ed the men on her rail waiting to give us a lift when they could. On the third trip around she ran right alongside our spar, ana as she went past a dozen men reached for us. I don't know who got the mate, but Mr. Smith, the en gineer, got hold o? me, and he dragged me from the spar and over the rail of the Mariposa. An instant later we had passed the little stick on which I and the mate had been hanging for almost a day, although it seemed a week The Fireman Identified. ROCHESTER, Nov. 8. The unknown fireman that went down with the Idaho was named Richards. He lived at Og densburg and was the son of Captain Richards of the tug Thomas Wilson, which plies on Lake Ontario. V Back From Alaska. SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 8. The sohooner M. M. Morrill has arirved from Cooks inlet with nine passengers and J20.000 in gold. Half of this amount Is the property of the United States Mer cantile company. The other half is dis tributed between A. Williamson of Cali fornia, Mrs. Ellis and L. F. Arthur of Oregon, who have claims on California creek, a tributary of Twenty Mile creek. Two Burned to Death. HALIFAX, Nov. 8. The residence of George Tullock, about three miles from Halifax, was burned to the ground. Miss Mary Walker, sister of Mrs. Tul-1 lock, and a 4-year-old child of the Tul locks, who were sleeping together, were Durnea to aeatn. Production of Sugar from Beets. WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. Consul Bar. tleman, at Malaga, reports to the sta.t department estimates of the amount of sugar produced in Europe from beets for the year 1897-98 at 4,500,000 tens, against 4,915,749 tons for the previous year. ' Will Be Tried In Virginia. NORFOLK, Nov. 8. The prisoners from the bark Olive Pecker have been transferred from the United States ship Lancaster at Fort Monroe to the Nor folk city jail. No one ' allowed to sea them. They will be tried feere. I w?rsn it ttn rnun ,. - I i : . MOHETARY MATTERS. JOHN C. BULLITT SENDS AN OPINION ON THE MATTER. Favors But One Kind of Currency National Bank Notes, He Says, to Be Redeemable in Gold; Also No Note Should Be Issued For Lees Than. ?5. WASHINGTON, Nov. 8. The mone tary commission is receiving in answer to its invitation many Interesting prop ositions for reform 6f the banking and currency systems of the country, and among these is one from John C. Bul litt, which, coming highly indorsed as it does by financial authorities, has commanded great attention and studv. Mr. Bullitt's plan touches every branch of the problem before the commission, ana its provisions to part are as fol lows That all of the outstanding currency obligations, amounting to about $800. 000,000, shall be taken up and canceled Deing replaced according to business exigencies (under the direction of a cur rency board composed of the president, secretary of the treasury and comn troller of the currency) by 3 per cent oonas. There Is to be but one kind nf currency-nameiy, national bank notes redeemable In gold at the bank of Issue nnn a n J ,:j l 1 -i l umi& ui reserve, ana these notes are to be issued gradually to replace obligations as the latter are I retired. These notes are to be secured by a deposit of 15 per cent of gold in the treasury, by 15 per cent of gold in the bank vaults and by a first lien upon all or the bank's assets, as well as bv a special provision giving the government the right to assess all national banks when needed to make good notes of a aerauitlng bank, the notes of which would then be redeemed hv tv, ment. A tax Is to be laid udoti the banks to cover the expenses of the cur rency board and the balance held to secure redemption of notes in gold, but lr this exceeds $10,000,000 the surplus may be covered into the treasury to pay Interest on United States bonds and for general purposes. This tax should be one-half of 1 per cent or 1 per cent per annum, as the commission shall elect. Power should be given to the banks undfic permission from the currency board to Increase the note Issue when demand caused by the unusual financial emergencies, such increase to be sub ject to a tax fto be determined from time to time by the currency board) upon the notes while m circulation, the tax upon the notes to be at a rate which would put a pressure upon the banks to take up the notes when the emergency has passed Silver and subsidiary coins should be redeemed In gold by the United States government when demanded. These amount to about $100,000,000. No note should be Issued for less than $5. Na tional banks should be constrained to exchange notes now out for new issue by surrendering notes as they receive them. Custom dues and taxes of all kinds due the government should be payable one-third in gold and two thirds in bank notes. This is necessary to supply the government with the gold required by it to pay Interest upon its bonds, redeem silver and for other pur poses. The system of clearing house certifi cates adopted by the banks In the large cities in times of panic should be legal lzed. They have proved to be most salutary, and there can be no better evidence of, the need of such a system than the fact that It has been estab lished by voluntary consent in times of panic. John C. Bullitt is a leading lawyer of Philadelphia. He is a Democrat and the author of the bill in the Pennsylva nia legislature which gave Philadelphia its present charter. Vice President E. O. Leech of the Na tional Union bank of New York, for merly director of the United States mint, has also presented a paper to the commission addressed not so much to the merits of any particular form banking system as to needed refornn; of the present currency laws. He favors branch banks, but doubts the present advisability of making the banks' assets the sole basis of Issue, al- though that would be the true logical method. Nor does he believe it neces- I sary to redeem all of the -silver coin and paper in gold, as the wants of the peo aple are fully adequate to keeping In active circulation the $480,000,000 of this money now afloat, as evidenced by the successful practice of France. In the west, south and middle sections of the country, where gold is not called for on export account, this form of money suffices for all business needs, and prac tically there is no difficulty in securing its redemption in gold when wanted through deposits in bank. Moreover, the redemption by the gov- ernment of silver would require the locking up of a large gold reserve in the '"""""8L Kn- e rerused absolute treasurv and constrict the circulation. I y either to deny or affirm the rennrfo Mr. Leech favors the repeal of the act of Mav 31. 1878. requiring the reissue of I Tlnitpil States notes coming into thf i ,i iar . a: . I treasury aim wuum , i L upuiuiiai i with the treasury to reissue these notes only in case of need. This alone would insure the stability of the gold stand ard. He regards as prospective and not as imminent danger from the main tenance of the present legal paoer I . 1 u . .. - money circuiauuii wcucvea tnat it I can be gradually retired by the coining of silver bullion botn into dollars and "bsidiary coins. Plymouth's Celebration. BROOKLYN, Nov. 8. The semicen tennial anniversary of Plymouth church was celebrated yesterday. The memo rial sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Berry of London, who spoke of the effects in Great Britain of the preaching and teaching of Henry Ward Beecher. bufrooted by a l'lre. BOSTON, Nov. 8. Mrs. Johanna Joyce, 45 years old, was suffocated In her bed by reason of a Are which broke out in her lodging house on Hanover street. Her husband, Patrick Joyce, .was locked un pending aa enaminatteft VERY QUICK JUSTICE. Murderer Sentenced to Death Honglnc at Express Rate. Farkersburg, W. Va., Nov. 8. The legal trial and sentencing of John Mor gan, of Jackson County, will go down in the records of West Virginia as a sample of justice as swift almost as lynching. Morgan brutally murdered three members of the Green family early on Wednesday morning, and was sentenced on Saturday to be han cert having been duly indicted on Thursday and tried with all formality on Friday. Five hours from the time the first evidence was taken In the case before Judge Reese Blizzard the jury had re turned a verdict of guilty, and it was only sixty hours- after the commission of the crime until the death watch was placed over the condemned man. A mob was formed Wednesday night to lynch Morgan. Judge. Blizzard ata-yeA a the jail with the Sheriff all nignt, tnree times addressing the mob ana promising a speedy trial, no favors ruJ1 PenaIty r the accused if he were found guilty. His nromises snti. nea tne mob. Morgan made a eonfeu- sion, but said that he had committed tne muraers In self-defence. Morgan weighs 125 pounds, is 27 years inu, uas large Diue eyes, a hooked nose and a low forehead. He comes of a Daa ramlly, his father having been uraere by his mother, who was in ""'UCIC" y a orotner of her; vie- hANNA WILL BE RETURNc There Will- Be No Contests In Ohio or Mary land Washington. Nov. 8 n6 coming to Washington from Ohio and Maryland almost without exception ad- mlt that Senator Hanna will be re- turned and that Gorman Is defeatpri The talk of contests in either Star deprecated by the most conservative and they seem Inclined to acent the re- suits of last Tuesday's verr! w in, Question. Democrats from the East are much encouraged by the results in New York I and New Jersey, and say that the indi- ment should go slowly in furthernter cations are that Democratic Senators I ferln ln the Cuban matter. Therefore, will be returned in place of Mumhv mclaIs say. the reports of impending ana tsmitn. Democrats hore for Con- I gressional gains in Pennsylvania next year. They say that it Is notable that for the first time In many years thp Republican vote in the State Is less than that of the combined opposition vote. CONFESSES MURDER. Thomas J nlty Admits Killing His Three Sisters and Little Brother. Montreal, Nov. 8. Thomas Nulty, the eldest brother of the victims of the Rawdon murder, has been arrested on suspicion of having killed his three sis ters and one brother. The arrest was made Saturday at the Instance of De tective McCaskill, of Montreal, who has been working en the case. The prisoner Is about 20 years of age and has been of a roving disposition. He said that he was away from home I has been derelict in the matter of pre on the day of the murder and returned' I venting the departure of fillbusterine- to the scene at midnight after it had been committed. He first denied all knowledge of the crime, but his actions aroused suspicion, and he was accord ingly arrested. Later in the afternoon Nulty con fessed to murdering his three sisters and brother at Rawdon. Preacher Reader Expelled. Boston, Nov. 8. The Rev. Gorge A. Reader, who performed the marriage ceremony which united the couple ln the lion's den at the Zoo on Thursday nignt, nas been expelled from the Bos ton University School of Theology be cause of his performance. The official report of the meeting says that the ac tion was taken because Mr. Reader yielded to a pecuniary temptation de spite remonstrances and warnings given mm Dy the raculty. Mr. Reader is an ordained elder in the Methodist Church and is in his second year at the school. He Is married and lives in South Boston. Banker Coster Arrested. Lubec, Me., Nov. 8. As a result of an Investigation Into the closing of the Lubec Savings Bank, Micah M. Foster, treasurer of that institution, was Placed under arrest Saturday charged with embezzling $20,000 of the funds of tne Bank, x he arrest caused great sur- Prlse 111 this section of the State, al- though It was known that an examina tion of the bank's affairs had been in progress for some time. Mr. Foster says that he will establish ms innocence wnen tne case comes to trial. Lee Will Sail for Cnba To-morrow. vv usimiB ton, iov. o. uen, Lee loi- Washington Saturday evening for the VL "ew lorK- e win sail for - uua - lu-'"r'- " is expected that ne wnbui-enerai win remain at Ha- y - 1"u - iuI iuue penoa. While In rnat " 13 nl3 intention to return to the Jnitea otates ior tne purpose of n- ermg tne contest in Virginia for Sen- ior Martin's npnt iji rlna lTni,.j . , I - orates I Senate. Miner's Wife Dies of Starvation. Diiaiiiunin, J-a-, rvov. oi Mrs .Tncoi, moum i-arraei on esaturdav o,j ..i, , , . -e auLnonnes nave since learnprl the starved to death. Her husband mt to his work in the mines SanH.. morning without a morsel of food and the children found weeping over their ukh-u momer were almost fnrr,iv,,i Both of the parents have been s!rk t several months. The poor authorities will provide for the family. Important Iron Ore Kind. Crystal Falls, Mich., Nov 8 The most important iron ore discovery on the Menomee range in several years has been on the bank of the Michi saume River, one mile south of the Mansfield mine. The vein is 77 feet deep and 40 feet wide. The ore assays 62 ner cent, ln Iron and .051 per cent. In phos phate, thus putting it safely with the Bessemer limit. SPANISH M SCARE. NO FOUNDATION FOR FRIGH OVER CUBAN AFFAIRS. President McKlnley Expeota Ns Trouble with Spain, and Propose to Gi-re It Ample Time to Test th New Policy. Washington, Nov. 8. "There is abso lutely no foundation for this Cuban war scare. There has not been a meet ing of the Cabinet for two months when the forecast, so far as foreign affairs are concerned, was so pacificatory. a ne iiiuspetn. ior tne navy is so quiescent that the captain of our big gest ship has been ordered to Wash lngton and Is sitting upon a Board to prepare a bill for the reorganization of the Personnel of the navy service. The rest of the big ships are now under- &ln their Winter repairs, Secretary Long made this statement on Saturday because of the sensational reports which have been published dur ing the last few days that the rela tions between the United States and Spain were in such condition that war was impending. Positive information shows conclu. slvely that President McKinley regards tne Cuban situation as most pacific, nor does he expect any developments at the present time which will be a just reason for alarm. Tour correspondent is able to state authoritatively that it is the firm determination of the Presi dent to give Spain a reasonable time in which to test the new policy which I Gen- Blanco has been authorized to put I euect ,n wjm. -tie has been om I Clauy informed of the Intention of I sPain to abandon the reconcentration I PUcy. and he Is dally expecting the I announcement that Gen. Blanco has is- I suea an order extending the zones of I cultivation In Cuba. I Tne Prospect of a more humane eon- I e war is a reason. In the opin- J t"c riesmeni, wny tnis tiovern- i"-"" v "Kir ia.ee. wasn- ington and Madrid are acting in full accord, they declare, and, so far as the President is concerned, he proposes to deal with the Cuban question in a so ber, calm and dignified manner. There is absolutely no truth ln the report that this Government has re plied to the charge of failure to com pel compliance with the neutrality laws made by Spain in her answer to Min ister Woodford's representations.. The reply, will be made only after the mat ter has received the most careful con sideration of the President and his ad visers,, . 4 What Minister Woodford has done has been to lay before the Madrid Gov ernment a statement in controversion of the allegations recently made by the Spanish Government, through Minister Dupuy de Lome, that the United States expeditions. The communication recites that tn United States has done even more than Is required by the rules of international law to prevent its territory beine madi. the base for hostile operations against a country with which it Is at n0!.o Not only has "due diligence" been ob served, but it is pointed out that a fleet of naval vessels and revenue cutters ' at considerable cost to the United States, has been stationed in Southern waters especially to prevent the de parture of filibustering exDeditions. and that employes of the Treasury De partment and the Department of Jus tice nave been active in maintaining a careful watch for any violations of the neutrality laws. GEN. REEDER WON'T COMPROMISE.' His Trial for Aliened Defamation ta Begin This Week. Easton, Pa., Nov. 8. The trial of Gen. Frank Reeder, Assemblyman Weiss and M. C. Luckenbach for con spiracy to defame John Wanamaker Is set down for the term ofcourt begin ning to-day. Subpoenas" have been served on witnesses to appear on Wednesday. The case will go to the ftnleBa the prosfcu"n ad mits that it has no case against the ac- cused. The defendants will Dress for immediate trial, and it Is expected It will be begun Wednesday afternoon or Thursday. It was said in a dispatch from Potts- ville that there was a conference there last Thursday between lawyers repre senting E. A. Van Valkenburg, the de fendant in the ' bribery case in that county, and attorneys representing Senator Quay, Congressman Connell, of Scranton, and Gen. Reeder, looking to a settlement of the Van Valkenberir and the Reeder cases. So far as this relates to Gen. Reeder it is an error. He has declared that he would never settle nor compromise his case. The Van Valkenberg case is another matter, with which Gen. Reeder Is in no way associated, except that he has been summoned as a witness. He is in- j, . . . ... unsnaut over persistent publications that he desires to or is willing to settle nis case, Vermont's Smallest Baby. Troy, N. T Nov. 8. Mr. and Mrs Arthur Gingras, of Burlington, Vt., are the parents of the smallest baby in that State, The Infant weighs a pound and a quar'T, Is ten inches long and perfer-'r- ij...ied. It has every indica tion ci being healthy, and the doctor thinks it will live. Weyler Goes on His Way. Havana, Nov. 8. The steamer Mont- serrat, on which Gen. Weyler and his staff sailed from Havana for Spain, and which was compelled to return to Gl bara owing to some disarrangement of her machinery, has completed her re pairs and again started on her voyage. captain-General Blanco nas Issued a proclamation to the troops in which he enjoins discipline and respect of pri vate property. He says that families which do not resist the troops must "bo conveyed to the garrison town, V. PLAN OF CURRENCY COMMISSION. Rate of 2 Per Cent, on the Proposed Refunded Debt. Washington, Nov. 8. The Currency Commission, which has been ln session here for several weeks, is ready to formulate a report It is expected that this will be forwarded to Congress as a petition from citizens and referred to the Committee on Banking and Cur rency. The recommendations of the commis sion will differ in some particulars from the plan submitted by Secretary Gage at a recent Cabinet meeting. The im pression Is that the commission will en deavor to popularize Its plan by in cluding concessions by the national banks as a compensation to the public for the advantages which the banks would be expected to reap from the system of currenoy proposed. ' The plan will contemplate 4he with drawal from circulation of demand ob ligations upon the Government and the funding of obligations in gold bonds. But It will probably propose a; 2-percent, rate on the refunded debt Instead of 2, as favored by Mr. Gage, thus saving a big interest charge to the Government. It will also propose to put upon the banks the obligation to maintain gold payments. It is estimated that it costs the Gov ernment $21,000,000 a year to maintain the parity of the currency, snrl u claimed that by putting this obligation "ivu trie uanics tnere will be a saving num w me government. ' Another proposal which is hpino- ai.. cussed, but may not be approved, is to j- . iax or a iractlon of 1 per cent, upon the banks as an lnsnmnoa iv guarantee deposits. TO OPPOSE ANNEXATION. Delearatton of Native Hawaiian to visit Washington Washington, Nov. 8. Word has han received here that the delegation of na tive Hawalians who will come here to oppose annexation is made un of Prin. j-avia .awananakoa, James K. Kaulla, rvajauoicaiini ana J. M. Kanea kua. The Prince will pay his own ex penses, but those of the remaining dele gates win oe met by a subscription among the natives, the amount to be raised being $4,500. The delegation is to arrive at Wnfe- ington about Dec. 1. Mr. Kaulla will act as official chairman. He will bring mm me resolutions adopted at a mass meeting of natives, the essential feature being opposition to annexation. The delegation will not urge the reso lution of the former Queen or of ar.tr umcr representative or royalty, but will u.mire tneir enorts to having the pres aiua or Hawaii as a republic maintained. The committee will com municate with Queen Lmuakulnni endeavor to ,secure her indorsement of "is pian, out railing In this they are authorized to proceed without her co operation for the maintenance of the present status. The delegation expects w na-ve an eany interview with Presi dent McKinley. . I It is said, however, that this move ment by the natives may be offset by a wUU..ici movement or native Hawalians uvuruiie 10 annexation. CIVIC CRISIS W SPAIN. Internal Dissension and Distress All Over tne Una-Revolution May Break Oat . London, Nov. 8. A great civil crlsTs In Spain seems now inevitable, and the day apparently is not far off. Internal dissension and distress are already rev olutionary in spirit, and they are likely soon to become revolutionary in ac tion. Information to this effect comes not only from Madrid, but from a va riety of public and private sources in Spain which leave no room to doubt the grave nature of the crisis. The Government is fully aware of the danger, but does not know the actual extent of the sedition in the army. The Carlist propaganda has been wide-? spread for months, but it is Impossible to ascertain what proportion of the of ficers are affected. It Is feared that the arrival of Gen. Weyler will precipitate a crisis. He is not accused of Carlism, but is known to be disaffected to the point of Insubordination against the present Government. The Cabinet is prepared to adopt the sternest measures ln dealing with Gen. Weyler. in the hope that the exampfe mn - u - tk may crusn tne spirit of revolt. The fact that the Cabinettis already tnlkine- of shooting traitors, if necessary, is some indication of the serious nature of the situation. As far as the relations with the United States are concerned, or Cuba Itself, for that matter, the Spanish Government is likely to have its hands too fully occupied with domestic dan gers to give much attention to the out side situation. It will be only, perhaps, as a last desperate measure to unite the home factions against a foreign foe that trouble with the United States will be sought or thought of. Relief for Klondike Miners. Washington, Nov. 8. Secretary Alger sent the following telegram to W. S. Mason, president of the Portland (Ore.) Chamber of Commerce, ln response to the Chamber's appeal for Federal aid In succoring starving miners in Alaska: "Nothing can be done by the depart ment without Congressional authority, but I suggest that you get all particu lars, and the department will also get what facts it can, and you submit plan tor relief. Tou may be sure of active co-operation as soon as Congress makes an appropriation, which, If found necessary, will be urged." To Take the Circus Abroad: New York, Nov. 8. The Atlantic transport steamship Massachusetts which arrived on Saturday from Lon don after an exceptionally quick pas sage for her of ten days four hours and Hfty-five minutes, had reasons for be ing in a hurry. She is to be fitted up for sailing this week with the army of employes of the Barnum & Bailey show and some of the animals of the menag erie. The Michigan, of the Atlantic Transport Line, which is expected here to-day, will also be used to help carry the big show acrots the cea. THEPflSTOFHCEQOESTlQH WILL THE OFFICE BE HEM0YED TO CENTER STREET f . , - The Article in the "Domocrat" Satur day Was the Cause of Considerable !' Discussion Saturday Night and Yes, terday-The- Center Street Property Owners Make a Handsome Bid For Uncle Sam's Patronage. . The article relative to the prospect ive - removal of the postoffice, published exclusively in the "Democrat" Satur-V day night, has stirred up more feeling than any move that has yet been made in the city. : - -, Nearly three years ago E. R; Lamp, sons block on Bank, street wag do- T serted by the postofflce department, and the office located in the new Odd. ' fellows' building. There was a bl kick made by the merchants, generally throughout the city at the time. Tha government was induced to make a change, principally hmL ; amrmnt f 1 x - uZJZr"2r ".? paw. Many "oveu at tne time that it was a -rmii cial end of It was what influencedSSa government more than anything else! ; mfvhP3a ilar financial Lh thT1 ,5e?fnt office has been located 1 the Oddfellows building two years mat :' six months, or a little over. An awuuS rental of $1,700 a year ,is paid bTtSi -government. The nmit rZJr street rH,! ' ,.r"Tt" "-r "upunani points in securinjc tbs - ' government's sanction to the removal - -V' of the postofflce, have made a most strategic movement Tluey have of- n fered to erect a building to coots - , postofflce quarters, which will hm . fashioned after the ideas, and uadea ' . the supervision of the department. For these quarters , they will charge Uta " government fl a year rental. The 0 reason of the ?1 is, that contracts with . " the government must have soma - amount stipulated. That this move is a striking one, jm - conceded by even those closely Inter. 1 I ested in the present location.? The dev partment has taken cognizance of the , " offer, and has taken it under consider-' ation, consulted with those In the office ' here and informed Postmaster Fltsw Patrick that an inspector will be sent 1 to Waterbury to look over the sltuaZ ' tions within a short tiroes, .-. . , Mf -J 1 Jot .generally nn!" stood that the government can break a lease in very short orri-' i. . o piration of ninety days, they can leave ' their present auartars if h v -i - sire, and the owners of a build'lng cari, . not even make the slightest objection This may not look Just right in ths " ' face of it, but it is so .nevertheless;;'-" "-- "iu. nappenea m the Lamo- son case and it is liable tn hannA. J. ' the present situation. It may be how- ' ever, that the owners of the Odd fellows' building will meet, this of strategy with a cross counter which 'r "in. miuci out tms ocner scheme.- It it is money that influences the govern ! ' ment. the present location mm, k . fered rent free. There would be an ob- V Ject in doing this, because where tba ''' postofflce is located, there Is also the) center of traffic, and consenupntiv m ' ' abundance of business. ' The merchants now located nmr tks postofflce are much wrought up ore -the proposed change, and when yon look at it from a business standmint-- ' you cannot blame them. Many of then ' are paying heavier rents than they "; would if the postofflce was not In thai ' vicinity. They are Justly disturrjedbe cause the removal of the office mean -a loss of business to them. On. th other hand, the merchants who ooenM ' Bank street, South Main street an4 " other streets in that vicinity, say ht they had to suffer when the office wa)f removed three years ago and : it comes back again, in their Irm it is only returning them what baloncsr to them. When it comes to thn ndia. ' tion, however, the eovern-mAnr m v probably be influenced bv nana nf thai merchants. If a new nostoffica. lonsriut centrally can be secured rent fma fs 1 looks very much as though the gorerm i ! ment would desire a cnange. A leading citizen who Is not a men chant, nor one of the projectors at ' Center street, nor Is he tntaraatw t . , the ownership of the Oddfellows' ballO -: lng, stated to a reporter of the "Dera- .' ocrat" this morning, the following: Id ' regard to the matter: "If the postofflce la to Tw h.Mjt there are many good reasons why Cen- lcl wouia oe tne proper place In the first place no trolley lines e tend through that street and pedes- irians ana teams would not have to 1 dodge cars in going to and from the postofflce. Secondly, it Is nearer the depot and would make a different nf foui or five minutes in the distribution of the mails. Thirdly, it will be lo cated close to the position with which it was for so many years Identified. Fourthly, it will accommodate more advantageously, a greater, number of f merchants and business men.; Fifthly, i it will be free from any inundations and. prevent mails from floating in on tidal waves. Sixthly, it will increase postal service in Waterbury." . v Postmaster Fitzpatrick has entered complaints, so this citizen is informed. ' that more carriers and clerks werer wanted in the local offlce, but the gov- ernment could spare no more money In ': Waterbury. With the saving of SI 70ft rental a year, this sum might be turned over to better servive 1 n the city. Last ly, this citizen says: "The postofflce will go Just where the government says '. -it will, and If money is the pivot on which the change swings, either the Oddfellows will have to cut off their source of revenue f rom . the govern ment, or it looks very much as if Cen- ' ter street will be graced w'jth a govern inent building.; , - . . V S 1 3 A 1 M s