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The People’s Party Paper
VOL. VI. NO. 19;
The American Expired Tn the
Prison Hospital at Havana.
Went to Cuba aa the Representative of the
New York Mail and Ex press and w ns
Arrested on a Charge of Aiding th® In
enrgnnts—News of llm Demise Bent to
the State Department.
Washington, Jan. 20.—Captain
eral Lae telegraphs the state departmraj
that the American, Henry,Delgado, cor
respondent of the New York Mail and
Express, who had been a prisoner in
Havana, died in the hospital there dur
ing the night.
Delgado’s residence was Hudson, N.
Y. General Fitzhugh Lee had inter
ested himself to the utmost in the case
of the unfortunate man, who was jailed
by the Spaniards while he was lying ill
in an insurgent hospital in the province
of Pinar del Rio, in November last.
From that place he was brought to San
Ambrosio hospital in this city, which is
set apart for political prisoners.
Sinking of tlio Relampago.
New York, Jan. 20.—Glad tidings to
Cubans in this city wore those which
announced the sinking of the Spanish
gunboat Relampago by means of a tor
pedo while the ship was hurrying to the
assistance of the garrison of Fort Gu
amo, on the Cauto river, the most im
portant inland waterway of the island.
Anxiously during the last three weeks
news of this kind has been awaited by
Cubans who knew that their govern
ment had decided to attack Spain’s fleet
in the only way open to the insurgents,
namely by submarine explosions.
Three weeks ago a letter was received
in this city in which the writer said that
the delay in beginning war upon Spain’s
patrol fleet was due to a blunder of
those who shipped the wire and gener
ator of electricity to bo used in explod
ing torpedoes., That the mistake has
been rectified and that the material
reached its destination safely is proved
by the destruction of the Relampago.
A gentleman, who knows the electri
cian who accomplished the first marine
victory for Cuba libre, says:
“The man under whose supervision
the insurgents have begun war ou
Spain’s gunboats is thoroughly profi
cient in electrical engineering and is in
Cuba now because of his enthusiasm in
the causa of freedom. I believe this
new departure will result in- loss of
many more of Spain's gunboats.
"The commanders of the patrol fleet
\?re afraid to keep taeir ships in die
"btten ssa at night and their places o;
rendezvous, behind the little islands
scattered all along the Cuban coast, are
perfectly known to the Cuban patriots.
“Torpedo service will devote its en
ergy exclusively .to rivers navigated by
Spanish gunboats and to the unpro
tected anchorages to which they lay at
night. There are now more than 40
war vessels of tho different kinds in
Cuban waters. They are seldom in Ha
vana harbor. They will be easy game
when once our torpedo service’ has be
come in a degree perfected. I shall ba
disappointed if we do not hear of other
Buccesssul attacks upon Spain’s fleet
within the coming fortnight.”
Natural Resources of Cuba.
Washington, Jan. 20.—1 n answer to
What he conceives to be a popular de
mand on the part of the American peo
ple for information as to the productive
powers pf Cuba, United States Consul
Hyatt, at Santiago, supplies the state
department with an interesting report
devoted entirely to a concise yet com
plete description of the enormous nat
ural resources of the Queen of the An
He says that Cuba should rank among
the foremost communities of the world
and he believes she will soon attain this
distinction, whenever a stable govern
ment and a cheerful obedience to the
powers that- ba, present to the home
seeker and investor conditions that wiil
make homes in the island and capital
The iron mines, which are of over
shadowing importance of all industries
in the eastern section of the island,
constitute the only industry that has
made any pretense to standing up
against the shock-of the present insur
rection. Two companies (American)
have a capital of over §5,000,000 and
employ from 800 to 1,400 men shipping
their rich ores to the United States.
American capital opened a manga
nese mme at Ponupo and built a rail
road to it, but after ship'ping one cargo,
the mines were stopped by the insur
gents. The coffee plantations were just
getting nicely started when the present
rebellion broke out and there will, says
tho consul, probably be but a few coffee
plantations remaining when the strug
gle ends.
Cuban Sympathizer. Sleet.
Charleston, Jan. 20.—A massmeet
ing of Cuban sympathizers was held at
the Academy of Music. The meeting
was addressed by prominent citizens.
Resolutions expressing sympathy and
calling upon the administration to re
cognize the republic of Cuba were
Bubonic Fla"ue on a Steamer.
H wburo, Jan. 20.—Tho steamer
Pierid has arrived here from Bombay
with one o£ her crew dead and several
ethers ill. It is reported that the sick
ness aboard the vessel is bubonic plague.
Nominated by th® President.
Washington, Jan. 20.—The president
has sent to the senate the nomination
of Thoftias D. Byrum of North Carolina
to be collector of customs for the dis
trict of Albemarle, N. O.
Uprising: Iu South Africa.
CaPe Town, Jan. 20.—The native up
rising'in Guiquiland is growing more
serious and the whites are laagering.
Three sons of Chief Lerothed of Basute
land have revolted.
Mm-5. Car not Is Doud.
Paris, Jan. 20.—Mme. Carnot, mother
of the late President Carnot, is dead.
Section Devoted to Seleno. In th. Biff
Show Will Be International.
Washington, Jan. 20.—The section
devoted to science at the Brussels Inter
national exposition in 1897 will be or
ganized in a unique an interesting man
ner. It will bo international, the ex
hibits of the various countries being dis
tinguished by decorations iu their na
tional colors. The collection will bo
given a place of honor in the right wing
of the largest permanent exposition
buildings, and no charge will be mado
for space. Tho section is divided into
I seven classes, including mathematics
and astronomy, physics, chemistry, ge
ology and geography, biology, anthro
pology and bibliography.
According to tho plan pursued in
all the sections, money prizes will bo
awarded to the exhibitors solving cer
tain problems drawn up in a list of ‘ 'de
siderata and questions. ” The desider
ata. call for a thesis and an exhibit il
lustrating tho same, showing some ab
solute advance or discovery. For ex
ample, under bibliography, a prize of
1,000 francs ($200) is offered for a se
lection of 1,000 to 1,500 buoks, cata
logued, io servo as a model for a popu
lar library in nny specified region, as
suggested by the model library exhib
ited at the World’s fair by the Ameri
can Library association.
The “questions de concourse” call
rather for improvements on some exist
ing method or machine; for example, to
present a mechanicism permitting one
to place weight on the pans of a deli
cately adjusted balance without Open
ing the case in which it is placed—prize
000 francs.
Prizes vary from 1.200 to 200 francs,
a total amount of 800,000 francs, to bo
distributed between the 14 sections into
which the exposition is divided. Tho
usual awards and medals will bo given
in addition.
Iler Attitude Towards Indian Famine Suf
ferers Displeases Russians.
New York, Jan. 20.—A dispatch to
Tho Herald from St. Petersburg says:
Prince Alexander of Oldenburg, accom
panied by two doctors, has left hero for
Marseilles, enroute for Bombay, where
he purposes to study the microbe of the
Indian plague.
Ever since -two mouths ago when
Vladimir Goldstrem. tho well known
politteal writer of Videmosti, raised his
voice and called upon his colleagues to
give five per cent of their income to
ward the relief of the Indian famine
and roused the Prussians with accounts
of the horrors taking place in the vast
English possession, interest in the fam
ine has been constantly augmenting.
The Novosti says it is time that all
tho nations of Europe took measures to
give international assistance and that
private subscriptions are but a drop in
vLubcean. a*momemt, it says, is to
be lost.
Tho newly started Glasnost scores
England and says that only on Jan. 4
was the famine officfrilly recognized. It
.was, under the circumstances, presump
tion on the part of England to refuse
the national aid offered by Russia. It
was hypocritical reasoning, caused by
fear and hatred of Russia, to consider
tho proffer as inspired by anything but
Christian feeling.
The Fair Will Litigation. * -
San Francisco, Jan. 20.—At the pre
liminary examination of ex-Notary Pub
lic J. J. Cooney, charged with perjury
in connection with the Fair estate liti
gation, the court declined to permit the
introduction of photographic copies of
the pencil deeds in evidence, requiring
Mrs. Craven, the grantee under tl.
deeds, to produce the originals, which
her attorneys were unwilling to do.
The principal witness was W. E. Stand
ford, clerk for the H. S. Crocker com
pany, publishers and printers, who tes
tifie I that on Jan. 8, 1896. he ordered
10,COO plank notarial certificates to be
printed. The prosecution will try to
show that one of these certificates, bear
ing Fair’s acknowledgment to the Cra
ven deeds, bears Cooney’s notarial cer
tificate, dated September, 1894.
Balloting For Squire’s Successor.
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 20.—Before
the balloting began in the legislature
for United-States senator to succeed W.
0. Sqniro it was understood that no
choice would bo made on the first bal
lot, which was the case. Senator
Squire only received three votes in' the
house and none in the senate. IIJs
friends assert that he received the num
ber ho intended and that his strength
lay in the vote given to the weaker can
didates and at the proper time, by clever
marshalling of fils forces, a great sur
prise will be sprung. '
Flatte River Paper Mill. Sold.
Denver, Jan. 20.—Special Master
Marshall E. Johnson has sold under a
decree of foreclosure granted by the cir
cuit court of the United States all the
property of the Platte River Psjper Mills
company, consisting of land, plant, ma
chinery fixtures and improvements, at
Manchester, near Denver. The prop
erty'was sold for $150,000 and purchased
by Edward S. Avery, actiug for the re
organization committee.
Convicted of Counterfeiting.
St. Louis, Jan. 20.—Ralph Orees and
Dr. Adella Walters have been found
guilty.of counterfeiting in the United
States district, court. Walter Orees was
aeqaitted. The jury disagreed in the
case of W. H. Jennett, who was also
indicted. Dr. Walter’s fainted when
the verdict was returned.
To Help tbo PXmine Sufferers.
San Francisco, Jan. 20.—. Mayor Phe
lan has undertaken to assist ti.e famine
stricken inhabitants of India aud an
nounces that contributions of grain and
money will be thankfully received; The
Columbian Banking company has of
fered to forward all such contributions
free of charge.
An Emheixler Sentenced.
Kansas City, Jan. 29.—George E.
Ross, who embezzled $1,500 while act
ing as money clerk for the Pacific Ex
press company, and was arrested at
Baton Rouge, La., has pleaded gnilty
and was sente need’to the penitentiary
for two yearn.
; ■
Conq-resinian Money, who has been to Cuba investig'atinff the insurrection, says
that, Spain cannot crush the insurgents aud that her warfare is barbarous iu the ex
treme. Mr. Money is United States senator-elect from Mississippi.
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Hungarian gypsy fiddler, is a daughter of Captain Ebor Ward, of Michigan. In 1890*
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A cab company in Now York is about to begin running fire horseless coupe cabs
by compressed air. Should the experiment prove compressed air will ba
the motive power on all the company’s cabs.
Mike Walsh, who handled the .Hotchkiss gnn on the filibuster Three Friendo
during her fight with a Spanish gunboat, fired tho first cannen for Cuba Libre in a
soa skirmish. He is now in Cuba with the gun.
Citizens of Louisiana Hang a
Trio of Negro Murderers.
John Johnson and Arch Joinery Two of
tho Fiends Who Wore FKecuted, Butch- i
ered a Family of .Five Some Time Ago. I
Tlm» Other Victim of the Mob’s Fury Wai i
a Wife Murderer.
New Orleans, Jan. 20.—John John
son, th© Cotton family murdoror,. wan
hanged to a tree iu front of the Cot
ton residence, near Amite City, at 3
a. m. Arch Joiner w,'is also hanged. The
same mob also lynched Gus Williams,
who was accused of murdering his wife.
All three of tho ’ men executed by tho
mob were negroes.
Johnson and Joiner, according to tho
confession of the former, were guilty of
the murder of the five members of the
Cotton family, near hero some time ago.
The trio of murderers were taken
from tho jail at Amite City by the mob.
Williams was hanged to a big oak tree
in front of Little Zion church, not far
from Amite City. The mob then took
Johnson aud Joiner to Tickenaw, where
they met a similar fate.
It was at first reported that Johnson
was burned at tho stake, but this proved
to be untrue.
Johnson and Joiner were brought to
Amite City from Now Orleans to plead
to the indictments against them, and
after the heariijg were remanded with
out bail. During the day part of tho
citizens called at the jail and Johnson
made a confession. His story of the
slaughter of the family was peculiarly
brutal. Ho said that ho had always
liked tho Cotton family and would not
have harmed them had it* not been for
the fact 'thr.t he was bullied into what
ho had done. Ho said lie had armed
himself with an ax, not to hurt any of
tho people in the house, but to prevent
t/ieir escaping, as ho had been told to
watch a door. The murder, Johnson
said, was planned by Bud McKnight, a
white man, who was a suitor of the girl,
Maud Miller, whoso mother, Mrs. Cot
ton, whipped her for allowing Mc-
Knight’s attentions. This is the only
motive he know for the crime.
He said Arch Joiner shot Cotton, tbo
head or-the household, with a gun, then
struck Mervon Stevens, the son of Mrs.
Agnes Stevens, with an ax on the fore
head, knocking him back ou the bed
and killing him. Joiner silenced the men
and then went into the room which was
occupied by Mrs. Stevens, Airs. Cotton,
Lizzie Miller, Maud and several chil
dren and killed thrao women.
A Woi».an Charged With
Snaps Her Kingers at the Court.
Sr. Louh, Jan. 20.—Arguments in
the case of Elias H. Webb, sheriff of
ArapaliOß county, Colo., appellant,
against Emma G. York, have baen fin
ished in the United States circuit court
of appeals in this city. Tho facts as dis
closed by tho record are full of interest
ond demonstrate that a technicality is
sometimes nioro effective in getting a
crilkinul out of trouble than Tony Wel
ler’s famous alibi.
It appears that Emma G. York in
March, 1890, was engaged at San Fran
cisco as a sick n orso at the bedside of O.
F. Gibson. Tho sick man died March
29, 1898, and on the same day Emma
started for tho east, taking with her
$22,500 in cold cash, the property of the
dead mam Adelin Gibson, presumably
the wife or near relative of tho de
ceased, at once made complaint to the
police, who wired to Denver, Colo.,
where the fugitive was duly arrested
and held, awaiting requisition papers, i
Aho requisition was duly forwarded, j
but just as they wore about to send tho
prisoner back to California iu custody
of an, officer, commissioned for the pur
pose, a writ pf habeas corpus wan issued
by Judge-Hallot. of the United States
district court, before whom a hearing
Was had.
The prisoner’s counsel contended that
She should be released because ths com
plaints were not in San Francisco and a
copy of which was attached to the re
quisition, did not charge a crime against
tho laws of California or Colorado. The
complaint, which was sworn to by
Adena Gibson, it appears, simply
charges that Emma C. York had em
bezzled and converted to her own nse
the win of $22,600, which had been en
trusted to her as bailee by O. F. Gibson.
That looks clear enough to the lay
mind, but tho lawyers come forward
and say it is defective because it did not
set out tho facts showing the terms of
tho bailment or the circumstance under
which she was intrusted with tho
money. The court agreed with counsel
and ordered the prisoner released on
bond in the sum of SI,OOO, She is proba
bly by this time safe at her destination
in Now Brunswick and may snap her
fingers at the oourt.
San Dfego*« Water Carnival.
San Diego. Cal., Jan. 20.—Interviews
with officers of the British gunboat
Pheasant which has just arrived, reveal
the fact that orders have beon received
to have tile Pheasant, Comus and Ini
psricuse rendezvous here about Feb. 23,
to participate in the big water carnival
to be held in the bay of San Diego iu
honor of the Rear Admiral Beardslee,
U. S. N., commander of the North Pa
cific squadron, who will retire from the
navy on that day.
Drench of Promise Suit Settled.
London, Jan. 20.—1 n the suit for
broach of promiso brought by Miss Ma
bel Duncan of “The Geisha Company”
ngainst Captain Arthur Cralibo of the
Royal Irish regiment, damages being |
asked to the amount of $50,000, aver- !
diet of consent was rendered by tho
plaintiff. The terms of settlement are i
not stated. »
Foderatloa of Women*. Clubs Meets.
Kansas City, Jan. 20.—The Missouri
federation of women’s clubs is holding
its first anniversary convention in the
city. It will last three days and there
are iu attendance presidents or repre
sentatives of the federation iu several
states, among them Kansas, Missouri,
Illinois, Nebraska, Kentucky and Ten
WHOLE NO. 331.
rcatg Amnrlom Murdered While T/oo\-
ing Afte* Hjj Mexlonn Mine.
Pomena, Cal., Jan. 20.—-Hoary Gray,
who recently went to Muzatland, Mex
ico, to vis J# his brother, Joseph Gray, a
well known gold*minor of Arizona and
a graduate of the State University o(
California, writes that the latter
been murdered In the mountains, 47
miles from Mazatland.
J* iseph has boon iu Mexico two year?,
looking after his mining interests, which
he had. iu connect' <n with Richard
Gerd, tho sugar beet millionaire of
China. Last October he found what
seemed a very valuable gold mining
prospect in the mountains near Mazat
iand, but because of the mining laws,
by which it ia hard fox* aliens to uiaka
claims to discovered mines, he kept the
location of his find secret and waited
until influential and wealthy mining
capitalists should have arrived from the
City oi Mexico to assist him.
Gray kept his secret well, though,
when ho had. occasion to go to tho
mountains he was stealthily followed
by some Mexicans. The last soon of
him was early on Christmas morning,
when he informed tho hotelkeeper at
Mazatland that he was going to look
over his milling property. A few days
lator his mutilated body was found in a
canyon in the San Lorenzo mountains.
Ha had evidently been shot with a Win
chester rifle. His head had been sev
ered from his lisdy and hidden in the
bushes 2 miles further up tho canyon.
His clothes were cut away so as to pre
vent identification.
Tho authorities in Mexico have boon
investigating the caso, but they have as
yet not found tho least cluo to the iden
tity of tho murderers.
Thirfcy-Fivo Buckeye State F»nuors Will
I.ocate Near Waycross.
Waycross, Ga., Jan. 20.—G. W.
Shults of Columbus, ',0.. promoter oi
Elwood park colony scheme, near El
wood, southwest of Waycross, has in
vestigated tho lands north of Waycross
and has seen tho improvements in pro
gress. He was surprised to find such
dasirable lands in South Georgia. He
says ho wants to turn his colonists over
to Waycross real estate men and sus
pend efforts in behalf of his Elwood
park schenie indefinitely.
About 85 Ohio farmers of good means,
ho says, will arrive boro Thursday to se
lect farm tracts and locate at Elwood
park, but ho would turn th rm over to
Waycross land-agents for a reasonable
Mr. Shults desires now to become
identified with the Waycross immigra
tion movement, because he finds condi
tions here more favorable for immigra
tion work than at Glenmore.
Strange Komanco In Carolina.
Charlotte, N. C., Jan. 20. —An
“Enochs, Ardep” affair in reaJlKo,rtt. ’ic i
up in tho superior court lioro. Lute A.
McOrichard was granted a divorce from
Valdelia McOrioliard. Buck of ■. his -i
queer romance. Mrs. McOrichard’s hus
band left her many years :i„a. Siio
married again and was living Juq.p’.'.y
with her second husband. Horsoa v.-.-ts
traveling in South Carolina a strart fir- ■
ago and met his father faca to laca. )lo
came hoiua and told his mother her first
husband was alive. He has never re
turned, hut she decided that it was best
to separate from her second husbiiud
and the divorce was granted.
Two White ftton I'lwooil on Trial.
Savannah, Jan. 20. —Maurice F. Sul
livan aud S. J. O’Neil, two white man,
hava.been placed on trial for their lives
here, being charged with the n urder of
Preston Brooks, a negro, on t'aa night
of Nov. 9. Tha difficulty occurred in
tho Old Fort district, several negroes
and white men coming together and an
attack being made. The question in
volved in tha trial is as to which crowd
made the assault. In tha m.elee Sulli
van drew his pistol and shot Brooks.
Tha defendants claim self defense, in
that Brooks attacked them with a stick.
New County In South Carol inn.
Columbia, S. 0., Jan. 20. —Not since
187 G has such enthusiasm prevailed in
this state over the result of an election
as in Bamberg, Barnwell county. Tho
citizens are wild, and cannon, fireworks,
muaio and speeches are all going at
once. This is over tho result of an elec
tion, which, by a vote of 877 to 254, cre
ates ths new county of Bamberg from
part of Barnwell, liampton and Aiken,
with the town of B nnberg as county
seat. This three now counties
within two months.
Alabama Dernoorcts Meet.
Montgomery, Ain., Jan. 20. Tha
regular Democratic state committee met
here to decide whether the national
Democrats shall bo invited back into
full fellowship. The Palmer and Buck
ner men insist that tho silver men must
come to them. Much interest has been
excited in the outcome. A decision has
not yet been reaohod.
Boot aad Shoa Matcer Valls.
Lyns, Mass., Jan. 2(X—The failure of
Charles Rumsey, boot and shoe manu
facturer of this city, is announced. Tho
failure is due, it is stated, to poor busi
ness and the failure of Burpee Rumsey,
brother of Charles, several months ago.
The assets and liabilities are not known.
The capital invested in business is frem
$50,000 to $75,000.
Life Sentence Fnr Hay*.
Dawson, Ga., Jan. 20.—General Hays,
the negro who whipped his stepchild to
death a few months ago, has been con
victed of murder in the first degree,
with a recommendation to the nieivy of
tha court, and he will go to the peniten
tiary for life. Hays is a mere boy, be
ing only about 17 years of age.
A Georfftaa Killed la Florida.
UoNTiCKUto, Fla., Jan.
W. Harris of Quitman, Ga., fell from
the platform at Driftou Friday and hod
his foot mangled while under the car
wheels of a passing train. He has just
died at the Walker nouso at this’place.
Senator Harric* Wife Dend.
Memphis, Jan. 20.—Mrs. Martha Ma
ria Harris, wife of Uaited States Soua
tor Isham G. Harris, died at her resi
dence at Paris, Tei'«>

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