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VOLUME XCT.—NO. 7.
LEGATIONS GUARDED. Precautionary Measures to Prevent Any Possible Outbreak. Feeling in Spain Very Bitter Against the United States. An Attack Made Upon the American Consulate Building at Barcelona— The Trouble Caused by the Action of the United States Senate in Adopting Resolutions Favoring the Granting of Belligerent Rights to Cuban Rebels. ■WASHINGTON, March I.—The State Department has been officially advised that the Spanish Goverment, as a pre cautionary measure against any pos sible outbreak of violence arising from the excited feeling of the people of Ma d-id in regard to the reported action of the United States Senate on Cuban af fairs, has taken measures to guard the United States Legation. The Spanish newspapers have pub lished only carefully worded abstracts of the purport of the Senate resolu tions, but publications in Paris have given a sufficiently full statement of the feelings of the United States Con gress in the matter to cause anxiety and precaution. It is recalled that twice previously foreign legations have been attacked in Madrid. In IS7I the residence of the I*apal Nuncio was assailed, and in 1885 the German Legation was attacked on account of the Caroline Islands dis pute. It is a matter of history that a good many years ago the Spanish Con sulate Jn New Orleans was attacked by a mob, and the United States made prompt apology and reparation to Spain for this insult to its flag. It is to prevent any such occurrence against the United States Legation in Madrid that the precaution of the Spanish Gov ernment has been taken. Minister Han i.is Taylor, though devoting most of his time to historical studies, and taking little part in the diplomatic life of the Spanish capital, except so far as ur gent business compels him. is not per sonally unpopular in Madrid. The course taken by the Spanish Min istry in placing a guard over the United States Legation has not been adopted at his request, but as a measure o* abundant precaution by the Spanish Government at its own instigation, and partly in recognition of the vigilance displayed by the United States in the seizure of the supposed filibustering steamer Bermuda. No advices have been received at the Spanish Legation here to indicate any j serious danger. Minister de Lome says he has abiding faith in the good sense of the American people, and that he feels certain that nothing will happen to interrupt the friendly relations exist ing between Spain and the United POPULAR FEELING BITTER. MADRID, March I.—Popular feeling here is bitter against the United States, because of the action of the Senate in adopting a resolution favoring the granting of belligerent rights to the Cuban rebels. The action.of Admiral Berenger. Min ister of Marine, in ordering the speedy preparation of six warships and some of •the naval reserve vessel 3of the Spanish Transatlantic Company for dispatch to the Bahama Channel meets with hearty approval. It is very evident that, de spite Prime Minister Canovas Del Cas tillo's declaration that if President Cleveland should be compelled to in dorse the action of Congress it would not provoke an internr.tional conflict new interrupt the friendly relations ex isting between Spain and the United States, the Government is doing its utmost to prepare against any possible contingency. The Prime Minister said last evening: "I trust that President Cleveland will veto the formal resolution of Congress, and I have more reason to trust that he will not comply with the resolutions contained therein. He added: "The granting of belliger ent rights to the Cuban rebels is not a I causus belli, but Spain shall declarethat it is not the act of a friendly nation. I do not think that Spain is threatened by foreign aggression, but measures shall be taken for the defense of Span ish rights, chiefly in Cuba. As regards demonstration in the streets here, I Senor Silvela. leader of the dissolution conservatives, has in an interview ad vised the union of all Spaniards without regard to their political faith. He added that the act of the American Senate was I without precedent in international law. He greatly feared, considering the bad f;:ith of the Americans, that they gave belligerent rights a different meaning than is described in international law. An interview was also sought with Senor Castelar, the Republican leader, but he refused to speak on the subject, as he considered the circumstances to be of the most serious nature. The Duke of Tetuan. Minister of For eign Affairs, has sent a long cable dis patch to Senor Dupuy de Lome, Spanish Embassador to Washington, instruct ing him to present to the American Gov ernment a formal declamation against the insult offered to Spain in speeches delivered in the Senate during the dis cussion of the belligerency resolution. At several of the cafes here last night bands played patriotic airs, which evoked much cheering and enthusiasm. Occasionally cries could be heard The troops are confined to their bar i racks, in readiness to respond to any | call for their services. W This morning the city was quiet, but the public buildings, the American Le gation and the residence of Minister Taylor were guarded, the authorities f-aring that in the present state of pub- H lie excitement an attack might be made Hi upon hem. A group of fifty students paraded this morning. They were per ■ fectly orderly, and no attempt was Brnade to interfere with them. At the ■ university the student* this afternoon Rat tempted to make a demonstration, but police, having in mind the last trou bles they had with these young men, promptly intervened and dispersed them. Acting under instructions from the Government, no group of persons is al . f lowed to approach the United States * Legation or the house occupied by Min ister Taylor. THE RECORD-UNION. SACRAMEXTO, MONDAY MORNIXG, MARCH 2, 1896.—EIGHT PAGES. In addition to the warships Petayo. Vizcaya, Oyuendo, Maria Theresa, Le panto and Alfonzo XIII., the Ministry of Marine has ordered that several tor pedo boats and one torpedo catcher be made ready for immediate dispatch in the event of the United States acknowl edging the Cubans as belligerents. Dispatches from Barcelona state that an attack has been made upon the United States Consulate in that city, notwithstanding the fact that the build ing was guarded. During the%ay a pro cession comprising 10,000 persons, headed by four republican members of the Chamber of Deputies, paraded through the principal streets of the city as a demonstration against the action of the American Senate. A strong guard had been placed around the American Consulate in anticipation of trouble. As the procession passed it there was seme derisive cries and cat-calls. The crowd tried to force their way into the building, but the police and gendarmes succeeded in driving them away, but not until they had been forced to charge upon the mob with drawn sabers. While this trouble was going on the main body of the procession continued its march to the town hall, where the leaders of the demonstration handed to the Mayor a strongly worded protest against the action of the American Sen ate, and also against the speeches that had been delivered there on the Cuban question, it being declared that some of the speakers had grossly insulted Spain and the Spanish Government in defend ing Cuban bandits and outlaws. Subsequently a great crowd as sembled in the Plaza Cataluna and a number of patriotic speeches were de livered. The crowd became greatly ex cited by the burning oratory of the speakers, and after the meeting had broken up a large number of those who had listened to the words glorifying Spain and denouncing the United States proceeded to the American Consulate, where they gave vent to their patriot ism by stoning the building, much to the damage of the windows thereof. As in previous mob demonstrations in Barcelona, the police were almost impotent to disperse the rioters who did about as they pleased. In the evening there was another out burst of disapproval of the United States and all things American. This time it took the form of publicly dis honoring the American flag. The riot ers had purchased an American flag which, after it had been dragged through the mud, was pulled to pieces amid cries of "Long live Spain," and "Down with the Americans." There is still much excitement in the city. MADRID, March I.—After this out | rage on the American flag, the mob I became more violent, and a proposition Ito make a further demonstration j against the American Consuate was i speedily acted upon. The mob proceeded !to the Caonsulate, in the meantime, arming themselves with stones. Arriv j ing at the Consulate, a perfect volley of | missiles was directed against the shield j over the doorway bearing the American I coat of arms, which was battered almost jto pieces. The mob in some way be came possessed of several American flags, which were destroyed amid ribald jests and expression of contempt for the nation they represented. The situation was becoming more attfT more threatening when reinforcements for the guards at the Consulate arrived in the shape of a detachment of mounted gendarmes. The crowd was ordered to disperse, which they sullenly j refused to do, whereupon the gendarmes j charged them with drawn swords and j put them to flight. Several of the riot j ers were injured by being trampled on. Until a late hour the boulevards were i thronged by an excited crowd singing the "Marseillaise" and patriotic Span ish songs. Admiral Beranger has also ordered j that the training squadron be held in j readiness for service. Its probable ob i jective point is Cuba. Fifty merchant j vessels will receive armaments and will | be used as transports or cruisers should ! the necessity arise. Several Captains ' in the merchant service have offered | to arm their vessels and tnrn them into privateers in the event of war. The Captain in Barcelona has informed the Government that if he be granted let ters of marque he will fit out and main tain at his own cost a swift steamer to prey upon the maritime commerce of the United States. Minister Taylor was expected last night to attend the opera, where he has a box. He did not go, however, as he I learned that a hostile demonstration j bad been prepared for him. and he j thought it best not to add fuel to the j flame that is now burning so brightly j against the country he represents. There is a general feeling that Spain must do something to avenge what she considers an insult to her honor, but it is thought that the Government is too cool-headed to be carried away by pop ular clamor. It will take all the steps it deems right and expedient to protect Spanish interests, but will do nothing tb provoke a war with the United States. The Prime Minister has announced that the Government has suffiecient re sources to conduct the war in Cuba un til the end of May, when it will ask the Cortes to grant a further credit. The "Impareial" (Independent) to day advises prudence and exhorts the Ministry to await events. It says: "If matters reach the conclusion that Americans desire, the whole of Spain will rise against the United States. Neither in the Mediterranean, whose entrance we command, nor in the At lantic will a single American ship be safe, for we shall organize privateers on a large scale. We must not make a noisy demonstration like the Portu guese at the time of their dispute with Great Britain. We conquered Napo leon by a system of guerrilla warfare, and we shall use a system of privateers that will conquer a mercantile nation on the sea. The Americans are willing to judge Spain by her finances. There are considerations superior to the rev enues of the country." This article is illustrative of the pop ular feeling. There is no doubt, at least no expressed doubt, of the perfect abil ity of Spain to whip the United States, the resources of which are not in the least understood by the people of this cc»untry. CABINET OFFICIALS MEET. NEW YORK. March 2.—A "Journal" special from Washington says: j Th- Spanish-American situation growing out of the reports of the riots in Barcelona and other cities in Spain ! was regarded as so serious by the Pres ident that he decided to convene a spe | cial meeting of the Cabinet last night. I though the call was issued under the j guise of a dinner at Secretary Olney's. i The cable reports of the hostile dem ; orstrations in Spain yesterday against i the United States created intense cx l citement in Washington. Secretary Ol- (Continued on Eighth Page.) GERMAN TOPICS. Probability That There Will be Increase on the Sugar Tariffs. Bavaria, However, Continues to Oppose the Measure. The Emperor Determined to Obtain an F.nlarged Naval Appropriation, Which the Reichstag Will Probably Grant—A Demand for Two Hundred Million Francs Will be Made, and. if Refused, a Dissolution of the Reichstag May Occur. BERLIN, March I.—Upo*" the re sumption of the discussion . the sugar bill in the Reichstag to-morrow Count Yon Posadowsky-Wehner, Minister of the Imperial Treasury, will make an an nouncement that the Governments. of the Southern German States and their represenatives will oner no opposition to the proposed alterations of the law, but on the contrary, some of them are willing to support a measure fixing a premium even higher than that pro posed. Bavaria, however, continues to oppose the bill, but the probabilities are that, despite this opposition, the bill will pass. The emphatic declarations recently made by Freiherr Marschall Yon Bie bestein, Minister of Foreign Affairs, that the Government has no intention of making any increased demands for the purpose of strengthening the navy, have failed to convince members of any political party that the idea of enlarge ment of the navy has been abandoned. It is clearl;- understood that the Em peror is determined to obtain an en larged naval estimac?, and the hope is entertained in official quarters that the disclosures in regard to the British na val plant- made by George J. Goschen, First Lord of the British Admiralty, in hi?, speech at Lewes, together with his insulting allusions to Germany, will so thoroughly excite the indignation and resentment of the members of the Reichstag as to cause the m to grant any increase of naval estimates that may be demanded. The "Weiser Zeitung" of Bremen is authority for the statement that Alt Deutsch Verein, with the approval of the Emperor and the highest naval authori ties and experts of the empire, propose to demand a vote of 200.000,000 marks for the construction of new warships, and if the Reichstag refuses to author ize the grant the Ministry will be dis missed and the Reichstag dissolved. In the meantime tne fTeat in the high est official atmosphere against England is becoming intensified. In an inter view upon the subject with a represeta tive of the United Press yesterday a prominent German diplomat defined the situation briefly as follows: * "England," he said, "is rapidly ap proaching a state in which she must fiVht for her position as an empire. Germany has no ill feeling toward Great Britain, and has no wish to see her dismembered. But the other na tions, now seeing her weak points everywhere on the globe think the time has come to square up England's old accounts. Germany won't initiate the fight, nor has she any desire to make an anti-English alliance. On the contrary, she will stand aloof and let England demonstrate that she is still entitled to the supremacy she claims. These may be all words," he said, "but they echo the exacc opinion of the Emperor and the leading statesmen of Germany, who have arrived at the conclusion that England must so prove that she pos sesses her supposed vitality as a great Power." The arrest of the absconding Berlin lawyer, Fritz Friedmann. in Bordeaux yesterday is now the absorbing topic of interest and discussion in Berlin. Friedmann. after leaving Berlin, trav eled from point to point through Europe It company with a Berlin woman of the t.-uvn, but in spite of this fact, and the other scandalous and criminal acts of the lawyer, the press treat the couple as though they were the most reputable persons in the land. Since his arrest, Friedmann has disclosed how he dis posed of the other documents compro mising other people which he held in his possession when he fled from Berlin. It transpires that he caused the publi cation in Paris of th » whole of the scan dalous letters which figured in the Yon Kotze scandal some time ago. and caused the dismissal of the gentleman from the office of Court Chamberlain. No publisher would dare to produce the letters in Germany, as they are too dis gusting to bear reading. Most of the letters are addressed to the Countesa Fritz Hohenhau. The Berlin Government is endeavor ing to arrange some terms upon which the letters can be bought, as although the statements contained in them are for the most part untrue, their revela tions would be altogether too over whelming for society to withstand. The French police have seized the entire Paris edition of the letters and turned them over to the German Embassy. For obvious reasons it is not probable that Friedmann will be extradited to Germany. It is stated that a firm in Montana has contracted to ship to Germany 2.500.000 bushels of barley, and if the venture pays the men in the deal, they will ar range to ship a much larger consign ment of barley. The Berlin "Nachrichtes" makes the statement that the revised decree in re gard to American insurance companies shows a clause declaring that all United States companies will be locked out of Prussia unless the German companies are granted equal facilities with other companies in the United States. This implies that New York State must re peal its recent legislation affecting Ger man companies. The lack of enterprise characterizing the German press is shown by the fact that not a single newspaper has as yet commented seriously upon the action of the United States Senate in regard to Cuba. Instead of discussing- this, the most important and interesting topic of the day. the papers have devoted their space to the publication of attacks upon England's monometallic policy. It is currently reported that the Em peror, in an interview with the Chan cellor. Prince Hohenlohe. expressed a desire to send a communication in re gard to the American Senate's action to the Queen Regent of Spain, but was dissuaded by the Chancellor from do ing so. No clearly defined opinion can be obtained as to how the official press will be directed to treat the matter, but the belief is almost general in Govern ment circles that a strong pro-Spanish bias will be assumed. In an article on the subject of bi metallism, the "Vossische Zeitung" as serts that the want of harmony in the English Cabinet encouraged the hope that the monetary question will be re opened. Beyond printing vaguely worded allegations that George N. Cur zon, the British Parliamentary Secre tary for Foreign Affairs, and A. J. Bal fcur, First Lord of the Treasury, have quarreled over the negotiations for a monetary agreement, the papers con cerned in the debate of the question are all at sea, but diatribes even upon this matter are made vehicles for the con veyance of abuse of England and Eng lish politicians. The "Tageblatt," in eupheumistic phraseology, intimates that Mr. Balfour is no speaker of the truth, and the "Vossische Zeitung" says that the English Government has given Mr. Balfour the lie, an experi ience which has not fallen to the lot of a Minister within the memory of man. The "Voerwarts," the Socialistic or gan, prints a violent article, which, it is expected, will cause the seizure of the paper and the prosecution of its ed itors. The article accuses the Govern ment of creating an administration in Germany upon the procedure and con ditions prevailing in Turkey. The ar ticle avoids making a personal criti cism of the Kaiser, but covers its at tack -upon him and the Government generally with insinuations, declaring that the growth of free life is necessary to national expansion. Dr. Carl Peters, the African explorer, who was recently elected President of the German Colonial Association, de clares that he has knowledge that Eng land will be forced to evacuate Egypt within the month of March. Dr. Peters' petrel, however, does not always indi cate a storm. The nature of the political and com- I mereial situation during the past week I has been an unbroken rise in prices and slow but sure bourse and trade move ments. The rumors of war have not touched the dealings of the bourse and the trade reports are mostly favorable. The monthly settlement of the bourse which was concluded on Thursday showed the bourse to be in the best con dition it has experienced for years. The stock of gold in the reichsbank is grow ing rapidly,' and the dividends of the j banks and industrial enterprises are j highly satisfactory. I A well-known Baltimore prelate, who was an intimate friend of the abscond i ing lawyer, Fritz Freidmann, before his | fall, has offered to support him and to make an attempt to effect his social re demption. If Friedmann is released lin Bordeaux, as he likely will be, he will sail at once for Baltimore. The Empress will go to Kruznch in April for the purpose of taking a course of the waters. On the anniversary of the marriage of the Emperor and Em ' press, February 27th, floral offerings j arrived at the Schloss in an almost un- I interrupted stream throughout the day I and messages of congratulations came jby telegraph and mail from all direc tions. On the same day the Empress Frederick gave a dinner to the foreign Embassadors. Baron Manteuffel is to become Presi dent of the Brandenburg Diet in the place of Herr Levetsow. Mrs. C. Symmes gave a reception to the American colony in Berlin last evening. J. B. Jackson, Charge d'Affaires of the United States Embassy, has re signed from the Executive Committee of the Fencing Club. The American trotting horse Ellard has been entered in the spring races of the Berlin course, and is expected to win all the races in which he starts. STEAMSHIP NEW YORK. The American Liner, Which Went Ashore During a Fojj, Floated. NEW YORK, March I.—The Ameri can Line steamship New York, which went ashore at the Quickstep bell buoy, j near Swinburne Island, in the lower bay, ! during the dense fog which prevailed yesterday, came off with the assistance iof six tugs at 8:30 o'clock this morning. Health Officer Doty visited the steam ship to inspect the steerage passengers. While this inspection was going on the j transfer boat John Moore was receiv ing the passengers to take them to Ellis Island. Before the inspection was completed the New York floated and proceeded up the bay. The stevedores worked all night on the vessel, discharg ing 1,700 pieces of cargo into three lighters. About 1.700 pieces are still in the steamer's hold. The tugs commenced work on the ves sel at high water last evening and suc ceeded in moving her about fifty feet, pulling her head out toward the chan nel. This morning at 7 o'clock every effort was made by the tugs, and the New York worked both screws with all her power. The New York heeled sud denly to port and floated in deep water at 8:30. The tide was an unusually high one, and the ship was assisted by the heavy easterly swell which con stantly swept in from the ocean, moving the vessel perceptibly. The New York arrived at her dock at 10 o'clock this morning. She has sustained no damage whatever, and will sail on Wednesday morning. The com pany attaches no blame to any one for the accident, and Captain Grant will command her on her outward voya ge. ARMENIAN ATROCITIES. Impassloned Address Made by Arch bishop Ireland. ST. PAUL (Minn.). March I.—Arch bishop Ireland made an impassioned address to an audience which packed the Metropolitan Opera-house from pit to gallery this afternoon in a protest against the atrocities in Armenia. He said: '"Let us give something of what we have. Let it go abroad before all the nations of the world that when the people of Armenia were hungry and naked and had lost all their possessions, messengers from that distant land, the United States, bore gifts in the name of liberty, civilization and Christianity. And let it be known to the most remote countries of Asia and Africa that wher ever men suffer the sympathies of America will go. And in no better way than in this disinterested charity can we make it plain to the entire world that America is worthy of her fame as a country of civilization, generosity and Christianity." God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.—J. G. Holland. Ignorance is less removed from the truth than prejudice.—Diderot. CONGRESSIONAL FORECAST. The Dupont Election Contest Case Will Come Up in the Senate To-day. Discussion of the Matter May be Car ried on for Two Weeks. Senator Teller Will Also Likely De liver His Promised Speech on the Tariff-Silver Question, in Which He Wm Explain the Stand He Took in His Recent Opposition to the Tariff Bill—The Cuban Resolution to Come Up in the House. WASHINGTON, March I.—The com ing week will inaugurate the discussion on a question of the highest privilege in the Senate—a title to a seat in the body. Mitchell, Chairman of the Committee on Privileges and Elections, gave notice Friday that he would call the Dupont case Monday at 2 o'clock. Mitchell will make the opening speech, and will be followed during the week by Turpie of Indiana for the Democrats, and by »Pritchard of North Carolina for the Re publicans. The Chairman is of the opinion that the debate on this subject will not last longer than ten day,s, or, at the outside, not to exceed two weeks. To-morrow there is every probability of the Senate locking horns over a mat ter against which there appears to be a very determined opposition in the Sen ate. It is the bill reported by the Sen ate Committee on Public Lands to ap prove a compromise and settlement be tween the United States and Arkansas. Berry sought to call it up late Friday afternoon, and make it the unfinished business, but several Senators objected, and upon his motion being pressed to take it up, the absence of a quorum, forced by the opjponents of the meas ure, was developed. Berry then gave notice that he would move to take the bill up immediately after the morning business to-morrow. In antagonizing the bill Friday it was characterized by Gear as "a bill of a very questionable character, involving miMions of dol lars." The agricultural bill will be brought up to-morrow by Cullom, who has it in charge. Inasmuch as there has been no amendments to the legislative features of this bill as it came from the House, it will probably be passed in one after noon. During the week it is not unlikely that Teller of Colorado may make his prom ised speech on the tariff-silver question, in which he will explain the stand he has taken, and his reasons for his re cent opposition to the tariff bill. Beyond this there is no programme for the week. The Johnson mineral classification bill will come up for consideration be fore the Senate Committee on Public Lands to-morrow morning. The mem bers of the California delegation, who are especially interested in the measure, aire suspicious that an effort will be made to tack on one or two amendments suggested by the Secretary of the In terior, and are preparing to make strong opposition to such move. The bill got through the House so expeditiously that they do not want to tempt fate by hav ing It go to the Senate with amend ments carrying a big appropriation, as Secretary Hoke Smith suggests. Sen ator White. Representative Bowers and Tirey L. Ford will all go before the committee on Monday and endeavor to prove the bill is all right as it stands. They expect to have more or less aid from Senator Dubois, Chairman of the committee, who has stated that he does not believe in any interference from de partment officials in the making of laws. He holds that it is the duty of the heads of the different departments to give opinions and advice when request ed to do so, but he does not consider that it is within their province to dic tate amendments to bills before Con gress. This is exactly what Secretary Smith proposed to do in the matter of the Johnson bill, but it is believed that he will be heavily sat upon by the Sen ate committee should he undertake to carry- out his present plans. Another dangerous obstacle to the Johnson bill is an amendment intro duced last week by Senator Mitchell of Oregon, providing for a similar commis sion to examine and classify certain lands in Oregon. It is feared that if Senator Mitchell insists on pressing the amendment which he has offered to the Johnson bill that it will kill the whole measure, if not in the Senate, when it gets .back to the House. Senator White will endeavor to persuade Senator Mitchell to withdraw his amendment and wait for the Oregon bill, which has been introduced in the House by Repre sentative Ellis. He will argue that as Johnson's bill has passed both houses, the way will be paved for the Oregon lull if presented a separate measure.. IN THE HOUSE. WASHINGTON, March I.—There is such a demand for action on the Sen ate Cuban resolutions that the man agers of the House of Representatives have consented that as soon as the leg ihlative, executive and judicial appro priation bill, the pending unfinished business, has been disposed of, Cuban resolutions shall be the next order. How much time will be devoted to their con sideration is as yet undecided. At least a dozen members have expressed to Mr. Hitt, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, a desire to speak, and it is probable that at least a full day's session will be occupied by the debate. Following the Cuban resolutions, the Postoffice appropriation bill will be taken up in the House, and this, it is expected, will probably exhaust the re mainder of the week. SACRAMENTO POSTMASTERSHIP. President Cleveland Will Name the Successor to W. S. .Leake. WASHINGTON, March I.—President Cleveland will name the new Postmas ter at Sacramento. Senator White called upon the President yesterday morning to discuss the matter, and he found that the Chief Executive not only wanted to take a hand in the appoint ment, but to manage the whole business. Senator White discovered that the Pres ident was exceedingly well informed regarding the fight at Sacramento. He did not appear to care for any advice from Senator White or any one else. All he wanted was a few more facts before he decided as to which o£ the two candi- WHOLE NO. 16-966. dates, Fox or Stephens, was the. mere entitled to the place. Jfre asked\ the Senator numerous <%uesti*ns v and tas&i him he would take the ma-ttei*undeira*i visement. It is believed tha* ens held office under the ocratlc Adm irilstra bi on is one fljJitg which will militate most' with the President Fex*s friendeutirgo another reason why he should* hiawe*ihe appointment—that Stephens is a rich man and does not needAthe office, IDUfc Fox is comparatively poor—but. it is hardly probable that this will of a figure with the President vheii he comes to make up his mind. 3fh.e-.iact that Fox has, the indaw&ement* ot ffie Sacramento County I>emocratJ& Cown n.ittee would in all pi obabillsffilp|jia* to Senator White's recommending Kirn, bUjt it Is apparent that President Clevetend wants no recommendation firom the Senator. Senator White does,not thmk the President will send the to the Senate for confirmation iar a week or ten days yet. EX-COMMANDER BOOTH He "Win Inaugurate an Independent Salvation Army in America. MONT CLAIR (N. J.), March L— Commander and Mrs. Ballington Booth to-night issued the following state ment to the press: "Being continually pressed upon all sides to state definitely the action we shall take in the future, we now desire to make known our present position. We did not wish it said that we had taken the Salvation Army; that we had. through ambition, swept the organiza tion in this country out of the General's hands, or that we had taken property which we had acquired while owing al legiance to him. Furthermore, we did not want to influence those under his authority through their loyalty and steadfastness to us, nor have it said that we had proved faithless to a trust reposed in us so far as administration was concerned. We had no alternative but to accept our dismissal, which closed our relationships and negotia tions with London. Since then we'have allowed those in authority full scope, neither appearing in public nor coun seling any beneath their command to leave. "We cannot, however, cover our eyes to the fact that we have another alle giance. We are not our own, and can not dispose of our lives and influence to please ourselves. God has called us to work for Him. We dare not, therefore, remain idle. We have also at heart the interest of our country, that so loudly called to us to continue in action. See ing that the people of the United States of America in an urgent and unmistak able manner have voiced their desire that we should inaugurate a movement affording us an opportunity to continue our labors for the uplifting of the un cherished and unchristened people of our country, and as there appeared to us no alternative but this course and retiring from public service, we have decided upon the latter action. "It is farthest from our desire that such a new and independent movement should be hostile to the one we have labored so long and so hard to uphold. The United States, with its vast and ever-increasing population, should of fer ample room for such effort without an unchristian warring, It, would be premature here to decide upon the de tails of our future labor. We seek above all else God's leading. An organization cannot be formulated on the opinions and enthusiasms of the moment. We shall probably have but a small begin ning, and gain step by step. We shall assuredly, under any circumstances. stand for the principles we have hither to upheld, having for our aims the sav ing of souls, the unity of all in work and self-sacrifice of life and simplicity and distinctiveness of dress that speaks of out and out Christ following. "We cannot at this perplexed juncture, over-tired in body and over-strained in nerve, give the date when we shall be ready to commence public work. In deed, it will be seen to be wise to do nothing in haste, lest it should be ill done, but to do all with forethought that it may be well and permanently done. We are most anxious not to act on impuse or under strong pressure, but as God shall guide us through cir cumstances, and with cool, calm judg ment, as to what we believe and feel to be right. "In closing 1 , we desire to assure all who are interested in this matter that we have earnestly consecrated our lives to the service of strengthening right eous principles and extending God's kingdom in America. Signed. "BA ISLINGTON BOOTH, "MAUD B. BOOTH." PATERSON_KNOOKED OUT. Jimmy Murphy 6f Chicago Does Him Up In Six Rounds. DULUTH (Minn.), March I.—At 3 o'clock this afternoon a train consisting of two coaches filled with sports pulled out of the Union depot over the St. Paul and Duluth line, to be conveyed to an unknown battle-ground to witness a fight to a finish between Jimmy Mur phy of Chicago and Billy Paterson of San Francsco, both lightweights. At 4:15 p. m., after a twenty minutes' run, the train came to a stop and the crowd started out to select a suitable battlefield. After some little time, most of which was spent in wading through snow, climbing over logs and fences, an opening was found m the woods, and men with shovels and picks began clearing away the snow for a ring. After some labor everything was ready and the two principals were called from the cars to battle. The fight, which lasted six rounds, was fast and furious from the start. Neither had much advantage until the fifth round, when Murphy landed a stiff one on Paterson's jaw which made him weary. In the sixth and last round Paterson did some good work, but Murphy seemed fresher, flooring Paterson once. He did not rise until the ninth second, when Murphy made a rush, and Paterson went down again to avoid punishment. Paterson had been bleeding freely from the nose, and his costume was fairly saturated. This, together, with his falling to avoid punishment, although apparently far from being knocked out, the referee declared Murphy the winner. Tffc-y fought for a purse of $150 and gate receipts. Fire at Halifax. HALIFAX (N. S). March I.—F-tre early this morning destroyed Gordon & Keith's wholesale and retail house furnishing establishment, one of the largest in Canada, besides doing consid erable damage to adjoining property. Gordon & Keith's loss will be over $100,000, which is covered by insurance to the amount of $50,000. The build ings, which were worth about $40,000, were Insured for about $29,©0©. The loss on other buildings cannot as yet-be estimated.