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VOL LXV1.-N0. 98. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1898. -COPYRIGHT, 1898, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE WO CENTS. 1 J
PLAIN WORDS TO FRANCE.
A jikmabeable spbeOh ar the
BRITISH AMBASSADOR AX PARIS.
(Ir Kdmond J. Honioa Drank! Away from
the Tradition! of Diplomacy At n Ban
quet In rarli Ha Advises France to Ab
ilnln from a " Tolloy.of rtaprlckil" Not
to Altimptto Thwart British Enterprise
br rally Mnnawvret In the Soudan Ha
rlnlnly Warnt franca That Bar Fresent
Courie Will Ex-trest llrltUh Forbearance
Spinal CabU Dttpattkti to Tax ouv.
Tarih. Deo. 0. Sir Edmund J. Monson, ths
British Ambassador, in a speech at ths annual
banquet ol ths British Chamber ot Commerce,
ilt parted from tho traditions of dlplomaoy in a
manner that is certainly calculated toexolte
comtnont and. ooncetvably, to Irrltata the
French Govornniont, his remarks containing
outspoken advice to France to avoid annoying
Great Britain.
The speech Itself was no mors offensive than
several recent dallrerancsa by English states
men, but It read strangely coming from an
Am bassador In tho oapltal to which ho is aoorcd
lied filr Edmund evidently recognized this, (or
' he prefaced his remarks with the statement
that " It has not boen without much roflectlon,
I ninv oven say anxiety, that I hnve deolded to
takeadvantageof this occasion to depart some
what (ruin tfao traditional limits by which a
diplomatist Is hampered."
He referred nt somo length to "ths new
diplomacy," which lie described as a conces
Hon to In de lMe Impatience. This,
1 e said, win chiefly dus to the enter
prise ot tho preset, but also partly "to
the originality of the American mind, whlolv
ever restlessly on the watoh for improving
everything, will, perhaps, end In Improving,
dlp'omatlsts of tho old school off tho faco of
the earth. I am quite ready to acknowledge
that there is much good in this Innovation."
Ulpalda tribute to the American Anibassa
dors to Groat Britain, to whose perform
ance of their diplomatic duties and their
labile utterances on both sides of ths
At'antic might be ascribed much of ths
happy development of friendly feellug
(between the nations, and said that while tho
new diplomacy, of which examples had been
i-et in high places, encouraged diplomatists to
apeak out, they must still be guided by obliga
tions of discretion, courtesy and good feeling.
I Tho Ambassador after discursive references
to political affairs, the Franco-Italian treaty,
which he said "took us all by surprise," and the
l'jrla Imposition, plunged into the subject of
I ho Anglo-French relations. Hs declared that
white Groat Britain was steadfastly deter
mined not to permit any encroachmont on
her rights, she had no aggressive designs
which need inspire anxiety In those who
deal honestly and justly with her. "Wecau
afford," he eald. "to admire tho energy of
French colonial expansion, and we can afford
tb rejolco In the prospect It opens ot re
ciprocal benefits to the world, as well
as to France. We ask her to disabuse
herself of all suspicion ot unfair intention on
our part, to try to believe that there
is no general animosity in Great Britain
against the Trench, just as we believe fer
' vsntly that the bulk of the French nation
holds no animosity against the British, and
I to meet us on every -question at Issue
' w!t(j"tlie honest desire for an equitable,
arrangement, and with no afterthought toward,
scoring a diplomatic triumph or driving a one
aided bargain. '
' "I should like to think that the Ideas I have
ao Imperfectly expressed will find acceptance
by those who' ore directly or Indirectly,
responsible for the direction of the
national policy. I would earnestly ask
them not to countenanoe and to abstain
from a continuance af that 'policy of pinpricks.'
which, while it can only procure ephemeral
I gratification to a short-lived Ministry,
must Inevitably perpetuate across tho
Channel In I tat Ion which a high-spirited
nation must eventually feel Is intoler
able, I would entreat them to resist the
temptation to thwart British enterprise by
ltty manoeuvres, such as I grlevo to see sug
gested by the proposal to sot up educational
establishments as rivals to our own In ths
J newly conquered provinces oltho Soudan.
i "6uoh Ill-considered provocation, to which I
confidently trust no'offlclal countenance will be
then, might well have the effect of con
certing that poller of forbearance which Is
fir from taking full advantage of our
ment victories and our present posi
tion, which has been enunciated by our
highest authority, Into the adoption of meas
ures, which though they evidently find favor
with a no Ineonslilorablo party In Great Britain,
are not, I presume, the object at whloh French
aentlmont Is aiming.1'
London, Dee.7.-The JOailu Nru$ regards Sir
Edmund Monson's speeoh as being very ro
rnarkablc. nnd says It seems to show
that the relations between ths two coun
tries are still for from satisfactory. It
adds that tho admirable courtesy and
moderation with which ho Invested his words
only make the substance of them moro sig
nificant. Either the speech was a great
indiscretion or a deliberate move In the diplo
matic game. If it was tho former the situation
will become graver than it Is, and If It was the
latter the situation Is already gravor than It
I seems.
The .Daffy OrapMo condemns the attributing
of the departure from the traditions of the old
diplomacy to the supposed American Inaugura
tion of the new diplomacy.
It says It fails to rocall any American Am
bassador addressing his countrymen in lon
don on matters that were in controversy be
tween the United States and Great Britain,
The Cnronfrfe does not treat the matter very
seriously, but characterizes Sir dmund's
allusion to a short-lived Ministry as reckless.
Ths Ttltsraph, while agreeing with tho senti
ments of HIr Edmund Monson, regrets the time
and place chosen for their expression. It says;
It may be new diplomacy, but It Is very like
old-fashioned Indlsoretlon. Wo aro unable to
eoncelve Col. Hay or ths late Mr. Bayard dllat
lng on the errors and misconceptions of the
Government to which they were aocredlted."
The Timet entirely approves of Sir Ed
mund's remarks. It admits that It Is
n' for an Ambassador to freely dls-
International affairs in the country
w which he Is accredited, but. It
f "re, Sir Edmund dared to be uncon
"ntlonal and to think more of the end
"n of the traditional limitations of means.
Md go straight to the mark with equal
iii?'' ,nd eoortW. " might have been
lll he had added to his excellent speech an
MWIelt restatement of ths fact that ths prin
ciple ot the Fashoda evacuation governs the
Hahr.el.Qhazel.
Kir LINO AND THE NATT,
The WitlBBuIehed Author Now Vice-President
of the Britten Navy League,
eptcttl CabU DuyUh to Tu Bon.
London. Dec b-Rudyrd Kipling has ac
cepted ths Vlce-Frealdenoy of the Navy League.
e Proposes to tako an ictlve part In the move
meat. i
Alabama's Did for Manufactures,
I Komoovuot, Ala.. Dee. O.-The House of
nerrteentatlves to-day passed a bill which the
'enute had already passed providing for ex
anion from taxation fortsn yearaol all manu
dEW? .Woh Py established In the State
BaalBSaesaaMMMii - .siiajflAfcjplatMjUasjeiia
BAT STATE ZOCAT, ELECTIONS,
Independent Nominees Win the Mnyoralty
In Many of the Cltlea.
BrniNoriKLD, Mass.. Deo. (1. Seventeen
Massachusetts oltlos hold olecttons to-day. For
the most part thoywero decided by local Issues,
and national politics cut an Inconspicuous
figure. As In roars post the Independent
citizens' nominations won In n majority of
Instanoas; Maldon, however, dofeatod Mayor
Farnham (01c). and elected OoL Charles U Dean
(Ilop.) decisively. Fall Hlver pitted a Republican
against a Democrat and the Bopubllcan won
by 01 vote, a heavy falling oft from last
year. Bomervllle elected Qcorgo 0. Frootor.
citizen candidate for Mayor, by 1,200
ovsr Alderman Huntley, the Republican
nominee. Marlboro, where a big strike
In the shoe factories is going on,
changed from Republican to Democratic, elect
ing Kdward J. Flunkett Mayor and aljo choos
ing a Demooratlo City Council. Plttsflcld
elected n Demooratlo Mayor by n narrow ma
jority, and jn New Bedford Mayor Charles W.
Ashley (Ind.) was a winner agatn.
In Fltchburg a combination ot citizens and
temperance men won the day. Mayor May
berry of Waltham was reflected onneltlrrns'
ticket, and llcenso pulled through by 70 vote,
Lawrence reelected Mayor Eaton (Rep.) again,
but by a reduced majority, with n Demooratlo
City Council, and gava 2,000 votes to spare for
Uoanso.
There was an unexpected overturn In Qulnor.
Mayor Russell Beam (llnp.) being defeated by
II. A. Keith IDem.) by 45 votes. Northampton
turned the soalo tho other way. former Mayor
John L. Mather dofeating Mttyor Joseph L.
Fowler bv a margin ot -'1. In both cities tho
other offices are controlled by Republicans.
Taunton ro-oleotcd Mayor Fish (Itep ) by a re
duced majority.
In this city apathy prevailed at the polls and
a light vote was cast. The Republicans won
with no difficulty, giving Dwlght O. Gllmorn
for Mayor 3.423 votos to 2.020 thrown for David
? 'aimer, his Denfoeratlo opponent. The Itcpith
leans elected all the Aldermen nnd n majority
of the Council.
The elections In Chlcopco. Gloucester, and
Holyoke wore uneventful, the Republicans
carrying all three places. In Haverhill thero
was a surprise party nil around, tho Social Ist
Labor candidate for Mayor being pleated.
The llcenso question was an Issue In nearly
nil of the cities, but no ohangns were made,
although tho majority for "yes "and "no" was
materially reduced In several cases.
Fall River. Lnwrcnce. Mnrlboro. Plttsflelit.
Hprlngfleld. Northampton, Gloucester, Huer
hlll, Holyoke, New lietl'ortl nnd Taunton voted
yes, and Chlcopee. Fltchburg. Maiden. Qulncy,
Somen Hie and YYultham voted no.
nAoacn VASE J V noil SUSPECTED.
Thirty Detectives Said to Hbt Watched
the Tvele Moorea Deny Theft.
When 'lie jury which had been trying Wil
liam A. K. Moore before Recorder Goff in Part
IV. of tho General Besslous on a charge of
badgering Martin Mahon of the Now Amster
dam Hotel was discharged because the mem
bers could not agree on a verdict. Assistant
District Attorney John F. Molntyre announced
that he had had reason to believe from the
first that such would be the case, and yester
day he was moro speclfla in regard to the mat
ter. "I said at the beginning" of this case," he
said, "that I was nfrald of two jurors, and I
knew on Friday after recess that I had lot
my jury. I mode a statement before the
juiors In open court last night and I make it
again now. All that I will say at the present
time Is that I will confer w ltd the District At
torney to-morrow, anil 1 intend then to lav
the whole matter before him. What the
result of the mailer will be I cannot nnd will
not state nt the present time."
It In said that thirty detectives were em
ployed to wntuh tho mryuien all through the
time of the trint when, thojiiryraen were allowed
to separate after the)'f,elon& and goto their
homex. ami thai tho doings of only only jury
man would be the mibjet nt the conference be
tween Mr. Mulutvre and Col. Gardiner to-dav.
MrMolntvre said yesterday that he expected
to put Moore on trial again on Monday.
Lawyer Abraham Jev. who defended
Sloore. declared yesterday that Mr. Mulntyre's
statements about the jury were ili.su rd and
thut he" was ready to go to trial again ns soon
as Mr. Mclntrre wat It is possible that the
next jury may be kept together and under the
enre of court officers all through the trial
Moore nnd his wife. Fayne. were called upon
yesterday to pleod before Judge Newburger
to the indictment for stealing cut class .and
stiver table ware from the Waldorf-Astoria.
They pleadea not guilty and were sent back to
the city prison.
Moore made a statement In the afternoon
denying that he had either badgered or blaok
malled Count Novak of Russia In Paris and Mrs.
Moore also denied that she bad ever been trlod
In Brooklyn for robbery.
Mil. ItnBAJlT'H $1,000 INKSTAND.
A Silver Slodel of the Cnpltol at Washington
Made for the Vice-President.
Wabiiinoton. Deo. 0. It Is nn unwritten law
of the Senate that the Vice-President fall heir,
at the expiration of his term, to nearly all tho
portable furnishings of the Vice-President's
room. Inkstands, clocks and andirons es
lwclally are regarded as legltlraato souvonlrs,
and consequently each term sees an addition
to tho benuty of design and elcganco of work
manship of theso articles.
The latest inkstand, which has just boon
placed on Mr. Hobart's desk In tho Vloo-Prosl-dentlal
chamber, was made to order during the
recess of Congress and cost $1,000. It Is of
solid silver and mndoin the form of the Capitol
In miniature, details being followod as closely
as possible. The email domes of the old Senate
chamber and the House of Representatives are
the tops of Inkwells, while trays for pens are
formed on each side of a stamp box In front of
the building. It Is 24 Inches wide by M Inches
long.
The Vlfce-FrcRldent's room also has been pro
vided with a splendid high clock of mahogany,
which shows, besides the time, the phases of
the moon,
SVOAIl DIVIDEND
game ns Usual Treasurer Henries Brick
Ilonolulu and Java Sugar Fleets.
John E. Hoarlos, Treasurer of the Amorlcan
Sugar Refining Company, who has been abroad
tor two months, attended the meeting of the
directors of the Sugar Refining Company held
in the company's ofllce at the foot of Wnll street
yesterday to aot upon the regular quarterly
dividends. Mr. Searlca has rocoverod his
health. Tho directors deolared the quarterly
dividend upon the common stock at tho usual
rate of .'1 per oent. and on the preferred stock
l'i percent, on that part entitled to quarterly
dividends and 3S percent, on that part entitled
to semi-annual dividends. All the dividends
are payable on Jan. :i.
Arbucklo Brothers and tho Dnscher Refinery
yesterday advanced their prices for all grades
of refined sugars one-eighth of a cent a pound,
or to oW cents for granulated, whloh made
their price coincide with the posted price of the
Amorlcan Sugar Refining Company.
It was reported yesterday that the American
Company has chartered twelve sailing vessels
to bring sugar from Honolulu and another fleet
to load sugar at Java.
TALE WINS THE DEBATE.
A Jolllllrmtlon Over Iseatlng Princeton In
Intellectual Combat.
New IUven. Dee. 0. The judges In the
joint debate between Yale and Princeton to
night decided unanimously for Yale, and as
a result the Yale boys burned a big
bonfire on the campus. They have had
little opportunity to celebrate athletlo
victories this season and decided to make np
on the Intellectual triumph. The question for
debate was " Resolved, That the United States
Should Annex Cuba." It was Princeton's own
subject nnd nor debaters chose the affirma
tive side of the question.
Princeton"? team was composed of Con
over LiiullFh. 1H). Elizabeth, N. J. ; Joseon A.
Jones, til. Passale. N. J. ; Nathaniel S. Reeves,
W. Brooklyn. N. Y.
Yale's speakers were Ashley Day Leavltt.
1000, Melrose, N. Y : Corne fits II. KlUihell
1IKX). L. H.. East Llvorpool. Ohio; 1'hltlp Cory
Walcott. llKH). Rulherlord, N. Y
The presiding onlcor was the Rev. Joseph H.
Twttchell of Hartford. The judges of the de
bate, were Prof John I). Clark of Columbia Uni
versity. jfr.Charles B. Hubbell. President of
the New York Board of Education, and Geprgt
L. JUyei of Nrew 'York city. Yale has won three
eulof Svc debates with PrinpeWn;
ir i ,.'. -. auc
DEATHIN ELEVATOR WRECK
DISLODGED WEIGHTS CltVSIl A CAB.
IN V. S. INSURANCE CO.'S BVILDINO.
Secretary Grlften Killed. Director Cnuld
well Badly Hurt, and Other Directors,
Who Had Been Heating, Slightly In
juredAccident the First ot the Kind.
Sevon hundred and fifty pounds In Iron
weights fell from the top ot the elevator shaft
ot tho United Statos Fire Iniurance Company's
oloYon-story building at (55 William street yes
terday afternoon, crashing through tho root of
the car, killing tho Secretary ot thooompany.
Walter II, Griffon, and eorlously Injuring
Thomas W. Cauldwell, a dtroctor, Ot the six
other men in the car not ono escaped injury,
bnt tholr hurts were not serious. Ths car was
at the ground Door when tho accldentoocurrod.
Mr. Grlften and Mr. Cauldwoll wore just about
to leave tho car when theyworo struofc down.
Mr. Griffon, who was 40 years old, lived at 223
West 100th street. For nlxtoen years ho had
been with the Unltod States Insurance Com
pany, and for tho last ten yonrs had boon Its
Socrctary. Ho loaves a widow, but no children.
Ho was a member of tho Sooloty of Frlonds.
Mr. Cauldwoll, who Is at tho Hudson Street
Hospital, suffering from frncturo of the skull,
Is a lawror at 11 Pine street, and lives in Mor
ristown. All those In tho car, oxoopt ths elevator man'
Dennis Sullivan, were directors of the com
pany nnd had been attending n mooting In ths
directors' offices on the eighth floor. The
meeting waq over at 2 o'olook. Halt of thodl
reetorn enmo out In a body nnd orowdad Into
the car. After them cams Richard Barrett, a
clerk ot the company. Ih Inc at 734 Do Kalb av
enue, Brooklyn. Ho stood near tho door,
which was just olostng when Mr. Griffen and
Mr. Cauldwoll camo toward tho elevator, call
ing out for the car to watt. Seeing thatthore
would not bo room for both ot them. Barrett
stepped out to give up his placo nnd wait tor
tho next car. That net undoubtedly saved his
lite Tho Hecrotary and the director thanked
him and Flopped in, nnd tho car went down,
taking with it. besldos those two, tho following
passenger . Wlllloiult. Moore, A, Walter Hnv
lland. George II. Smith Edmund A. Hurry and
Edward D. Thurston. Barrott stood by the el
eiatnrshaft, and what he saw of the acoldont
ho tolls tlui's :
"I could tell when tho elevator reached the
ground floor by tho bump. It was a pretty hard
one. but it htul been bumping lately a good
deal, nnd I didn't think much of It. Then I saw
a big. durk object shoot down the shaft, nnd
when several others followed it close tbecthor
I realized that the weights woro falling, and
ran downstairs as fast as I could. As I ran I
could hear, above the sound of my own foot
steps, the crash of tho weights and the cries ot
the meu. I didn't suppose one of them would
come out alive."
Why and how those weights came to fall is a
matter for elevator experts to clear up; but
what happened, so fur as those in the ear can
tell. Is this: When within about a foot of less of
tho bottom, the car, which Is of Iron framo
work. shot down with a bump hard enough to
jolt tho nnssongera soveroly. Sullivan, tho
elevator man. threw the door open, nnd Mr.
Catihlwell started forward, closely followed by
Mr. Griffen Koine one In tho enr said;
"Something ought to bo done about this ele
vator "
At that Instant tho forward part of tho iron
lot tlcfl roof was pounded In by the Impact of
several welghw ntriklng at almost the same
spot and the big blocks of Iron came tumbling
through. Mr. Cauldwell fell access thn door
way, struck, on tho head and shoulder, and
Secretary (JrlfTen. with his head crushed In.
dropped across him. Tho others pressed back,
cut and brulstfd by tho ironwork that pressed
In upon them, The noise of the smashing of
the ironwork and the men's cries of alarm
brought many of thoso In the building to the
scene. Those In the car crawled out over Mr.
Griffen and Mr. Cauldwell. Mr. Smith was
stunnod and had to be dragged out. All tho
others were able to walk. Mr. GrlUcn was
lifted from Mr. Cauldwell and died as he was
being carried toward the door.
The other men got Mr. Cauldwell into the
company's office on the ground floor, and Po
liceman Conlan of tho Old slip station, who was
first at tho place, sent In an ambulance call. In
response to which ambulances from tho Hud
son Street Hospital and Gouverneur Hospital
enme. One ot the former took Mr. Cauldwell
away, while tho other surgeons busied them
selves looking after the Injuries ot those who
had been in tho car. At first It was deemed
beet to tnko Mr. Smith to a hospital, but a brief
examination showed that he was not seriously
hurt and he wont home. The body of Mr.
Griffen was taken to the Morgue and tho sur
vivors of tho accident scattered to their various
homes, with tho exception of the olevntor man,
who was arrested Allot them woro too much
upset br tho shook to give any nceount or tho
accident In. fact, none of them was able to
tell anything more than that just as thoy were
about to leave the car tho weights came burst
ing through the roof.
" It's a wonder wo weren't all killed," was the
unanimous sentiment.
That they wore not seems to have been due
to tho fact that tho roof gave way only at tho
front, all tho weights going through the breach
made there. When a reporter saw the eleva
tor car just as it was immediately after tho ac
cident therowero six of ths weights lying on
tho floor, all but one of thorn broken in liair.
The weights were oblong, being about 30
Inches by 4 Indies by 4 Inches, and woro of
Iron, welching 125 pounds apiece. The f rame
workof thoelovatortop at the front was bent
In two feet or more. The cablo above tho car
was slack to the extent of two yards or more.
What had happened, as nearly as anybody In
the building could judge, was that the coun
terbalance weights had In somo way got out of
the framework In which they rest and had fallen.
Theso weights ascend and descend In a broad
groove, or frame, extending up tho rear wallof
the shaft, and rest In a wrought Iron cage or
holdor, suspended by a eable' which runs ovor
the cablo wheel at the trip of theshnft and Is
attached to tho elevator car at the rther end.
Thus, when tho car Is at the bottom of the
shalt the weights are at the ton. nnd vleo vorsa.
Tho weights are held In pluoe between two up
rightR and by nn overlap of wrought Iron. They
aro not fastened to the cable, but It sets In
f:rooves In the weights. When the oar bumped,
t Is surmised that tho concussion eltherpulled
some of the weights olean out ot the top ot tho
frame, or twisted them out at the front. Not
allot the weights fell. The elevator Is an Otis
electric elevator, and the fact that the Otis
people havo never before had an accldontof
this sort to deal with makes conjeoturo' the
moro difficult. There havo been cases where
the weights havu come crashing down within
the framo, but never whero thoy have escaped
from It.
Dennis Sullivan, tho young man who was run
ning the elevator, was substituting for tho reg
ular man, and had been In charge only two
days. It wan thought thnt to hlsinoxpnrienco
the accident might havo boen due, but ho ears
that he hns been running elevators for nearly
five years and has never had an accident before.
Thnt tho bumping ot the elevator wasTnot nls
fault Is shown by the testimony of W. T. Craft,
one of tho directors of the company, whose
office Is on the ground floor, next to ths ele
vator shaft. He said yesteway :
" For a week or more the elevator hasn't been
running smoothly. It's been coming down
with a bump at the bottom. A couple ot days
ago It came down so hard that the passengers
were shaken up badly and the olectrlo lights
were broken, Then this present elevator Doy
took to running down veryslowly and carefully
from the first floor. I was in ray office at 2
o'olook. and I heard and felt the shock of the
elevator oomlng down; but I didn't think any
thing of It particularly, because It wasn't as
hard a bump as I had folt before. Then I
heard the crash and the cries and ran out to
find Mr Or) (Ten lying across Mr. Cauldwell In
the hallway, both with their feet still In tho ele
vator, and the ethers huddled back In the rear
ofthecar. If ths main partof tho roof hadn't
held they'd all have been killed. It's ourious
that those weights, which woro at the rearot
the shaft, should have struok the front ot the
car."
W. W. Underbill. President of tho United
States Insurance Company, came burying
down ns soon as he learned of tho accident. He
was greatly shocked at Mr. Or I (Ten's death and
said i hat he could not understand how the acci
dent happened.
"If I hadn't been detained by a question,"
he said: I should probably have boen in that
elavatormyself."
It was said In the building yesterday that two
of the city Inspectors from the Building De
partment had inspected the elevator yesterday
morning. William F, Manlce, the owner of the
building, eald that he knew nothing of any In
spection at that time, lie declined to discuss
the acoldent. Sullivan, who Is 23 years old and
lives at 20 Prlnoe street, was arraigned In the
Centre Street Police pourtyeaterdayafternoon,
and was turned prr to tb Ooroaec. Jj that
he said was that hehadnownrnlng of the ao
cideiit nnd could not possibly havo prevented
It. Coroner Hart caroled him In the oustody of
his counsel, . . ,.
Tho building at 55 William street was put up
seven years ago. and the elevator was put In at
that tlmo. At the offices ot the Otis Elevator
Company It was said yesterday that the acol
dent was without a parallel In their experi
ence. Tho elevator had alwnys run woll. It was
snld. barring tho usual stoppages for minor
repairs, and there had beon no complaints
made there ot Its not running smoothly re
cently. Two experts wore sent to Investigate
by the company and to prepare n report. Pend
ing that report none of the officers of the com
pany would oxpreas any opinion othsr than
that the acoldont was a remarkable one.
Mrs. Cauldwell and hor brother-in-law came
to the Hudson Street Hospital last night to pes
her husband, who was still unconscious. She
did not see him, as her brother-in-law feared
that the sight would unnerve her.
SCORPION DAMAGED IN TEE 9 ALE.
The Gunboat Swept by Big Seas and Forced
to Put Back to Port Royal.
WAsnrsaTOK, Doo. 0. A telegram was re
ceived at tho Navy Dopartment to-day from
Port Royal, S. 0.. reporting tho return to that
place In a damaged condition ot the United
States gunboat Scorpion, Lieutenant-Commander
W. II. Turnor.
Tho Scorpion left Port Boyal for New Yorkon
Saturday morning. Accordlhg to the telegram
she encountered a heavy storm that night, was
swept by big seas and Buffered consldornblo
damage The condition of tho vessel wassiiah
that it was determined to- take hor to Port
llqynl. but this was attondod with so many
difficulties on account of the rough weather
and the damage Inflicted thnt the Scorpion did
not mako that harbor until this morning.
The Scorpion wan stationed In Havana har
bor as flagship to Rear Admiral Sampson un
til Sunday. Nov. 27. when, on being rellqvedby
the Topelca. sho sallod for Port Royal. The
day after her arrival at Port Royal an unfound
ed Htory got afloat that she had not reached
thnt port, and considerable alarm for her safety
was felt.
POltPOISES IN THE EAST KITEE.
People Along the Waterfront Entertained
by nn Unusual Spectacle.
A school of porpoises, about six In number,
made tholr appearance In tho East River oft
Grand street at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. Tholr gambols attracted tho attention ot
a gang of men working on a plor at the foot of
Grand street, and soon all the piers In ths
neighborhood woro dotted with people watoh
lng the unusual spoctacle. Tho porpoises re
mained off Grand street tor ten minutes, leap
ing nnd jumping iu the water as they moved
toward tho navy yard and then back to ths
New York shore, swimming In a circle.
Ferryboats, tugboats and all sorts of rher
craft were stopped to permit thoso on board
them to wntoh tho porpoises. A deckhand on
one of the Roosevelt Htreot ferryboats who has
been sailing on tho East River for thirty years
Bald that these were the first porpoises he had
evor seen In the Eust River. After swimming
In u circle several times tho school Htarted
down river In slnglolllo in the wake of a tug
boat. When last seen thev w ero off the Battery,
headed In the direction of the Narrows.
CAN IIAIOIIT BE DISCIPLINED t
A Maniber of the Union League Clnb of
Brooklyn and Opposed Roosevelt.
An attempt is being made to discipline Abner
C. Halght, a member of tho Union League Club
in Brooklyn, for his opposition to Col. Roose
velt In the late campaign. The club Is sup
posed to be a stalwart Ropublican organization
in State and national affairs, and each member
gives a pledge ot his intention to sup
port the party candidates. In the heat
of tho ennvass, howovor. Mr. Halght
camo out In open declaration ngalnst Col.
Uoosovclt and severely criticised tho methods
ofJils nomination. Hfo oition causeda rumpus
In tho club, nnd it Is said that Mr. Halght de
termined to send In bis '.resignation. Before
forwarding It howevor. Dr. Thomas L. Wolls, a
member of tho Board of Governors, made
formal charges ofUIstnyalty against him. nnd
on this account Mr. Halght resolved to stick
nnd fight the matter out. He contends thnt tho
club has no power to review his political nctlon
and threatens to appeal to tho courts If neces
sary. Meanwhile tho matter has beon referred
to a special committee, whloh is to report to the
Board ot Governors.
TO EEL AT JFltENCLT CABLES.
France Not to Be Cnnght Napping In Case
nf Trouble with Great Britain.
St. John's. N F Dee. 0. The Frenoh cable
steamer Admiral Courbot has been hero for two
days coaling for extenslvo cable operations on
tho Grand Banks. It Is Intended to relay a sec
tion of tho two French cablos from Brest, ono
ot -which runs to St. Pierre and tho other to
Duxbury, Mnss. She will cut thorn on the Inner
side of tho Banks and lay new sections across
these ledges In entirely nltered directions from
tho present cables, and beyond tho outer edge
ot tho Banks Sho will pick up the main cables
again and splice tho now lines thereto, thus re
storing perfect connection with Franoo.
Tho object is to so change the location of
these French cables over the Grand Banks as
to make It difficult, If not Impossible, for tho
British to cut the cables In war time and so cut
off the French possessions In this hemisphere.
TEA3IP ATLANTIC DISABLED.
Eddjetone Tried Twice to Tow Tier In, but
Finally JCoat Her.
The British steamship Eddystone, which ar
rived lost ovonlng from Blyth. England, In bal
last, fell in with the British tramp steamship
Atlantio in the gale of Sunday about 225 miles
east of this port. Tho Atlantio is flying light,
and is bound from Bwansoa for Delaware
Breakwater for orders. Sho told the Eddy
stone that her shaft was broken and that sho
wouldllkeatowtohaven.ThoEddystonedrlfted
a hawser down to her and towed her about six
hours. Then the hawser nartod from tho At
lantic's ohaln cablo. The Eddystono stood by
through tho night, and nt 11:30 o'clock on
Monday morning got another lino to the dis
abled ship. This parted In a hard squall, and
the two tramps lost each other just after night
fall, about forty-five miles south-southeast of
Montauk Point. The Atlantio was then In ths
track of Incoming steamships, one of whloh
probubly will pick her up.
IOLESIAS AT THE NAVT TAHD,
'Sees the Big Dry Dock nnd Inspeots the
Massachusetts Two Salutes,
Presldont Tgloslas of Costa Rica visited the,
Brooklyn Navy Yard yosterday afternoon, no
was taken from Manhattan on tho navy yard
tug Narkeota nccompanlod by Lieut. Bell of
Rear Admiral Bunco's staff. As the Narkoeta,
flying the Costa RIcan flag at her masthead,
arrived at the yard n salute of twenty-one guns
wan fired from the cob dock. President
Igleslas was welcomed by near Admiral Bunce
and a number of the officers of tho yard, and
then was taken to the big dry dock, which he
inspected.
Subsequontlyhovlalted the battleship Massa
chusetts. As ho reached the deck the marine
guard were drawn up at' present arms;" the
crew were at quarters and the officers In full
uniform were on the quarterdeck. Atter In
specting the big vessel he was escorted baolc
to the Narkeeta. and as she left the yard an
other salute ot twenty-one guns was fired.
TJIE HOSES TAYLOR HOUR BOLD,
It Will Be Iteplaced by a Modern Building;
Designed fer Artlats' Use.
The old Moses Taylor home, at Fifth avenue
and Seventeenth street, was sold yesterday for
Charles A, Peabody and the other executors ot
the Taylor estate, and It Is reported that a
twelve or fifteen story building with apartments
especially designed for artists' use will be put
up on the site. Harry J. Sachs made tho sale,
and the name of the purchaser Is withheld for
the present. The plot Is MH by 110 feet on
Fifth avenue, with an L on Seventeenth street
05 by 02 '
The old house was the home ot Moses Taylor,
who was born In 1800, became a merchant and
shipowner with a large Cuban trade, and then
a banker. He was President of the City Bank
In lrj55, and during the civil war, as Chairman
of the Loan Commit tee of the Assool at edBanks.
negotiated (200,000.000 In Governmenrseourl-ties.
Christmas Holiday Bates for Students,
Pennsylvania lUUroad will aell roundtrip tickets
to Instructor and a'adenu at reduced rUa from
Dec 16 to 14. good returning until Jan. lo. Ifor Id
formatioa tpply tollVSIlroedwar or at uur Paan.
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SENATE LEADERS CONFER.
PEACE TEEATT LIKELT TO DE RATI
FIED AT THIS SESSION.
No Effective Demooratlo Opposition Re
garded as Probable Efforts to Avoid an
Extra Seaslon Army Legislation Agreed
Upon Work tid Out for Congress.
WABHirfOTON. Doo. C At a conference of tho
leading Republicans ot tho Senate, hold In the
room ot the Committee on Appropriations this
afternoon, tho first steps woro taken tbward
mapping out a plan ot legislative action for the
session. Senators Aldrlch. Allison and Spoon
erand other members ot ths Btoerlng Com
mtttoe were thoro, and although no definite
programme was agreed upon, thoso prosent
woro able to arrango a general understanding
ot what ought to be dona and what can bo done.
In the first place the sontlroent In favor ot
avoiding an extra session was almost unani
mous. It depends, ot course, altogether upon
the President to say whethor thoro shall be an
extra session, but it Is the Intontlonof the Sen
ato leaders, as expressed In to-day's confer
ence, to shapo matters so as to put ths respon
siblllty ot having one entirely upon Mr. Mo
Elnley. Tho quostton of the ratification of the poaco
treaty jras discussed moro fully than anything
else, and after tho conference adjournod It was
stated with muoh posttlvenossbf some ot the
most practloal Senators prosent that the
treaty would bo ratlflod at this session.
Something was said about tho alleged
purpose ot Senator Gorman to hold tho
Demooratlo sldo ot the chamber solid against
the treaty, and to tako advantage ot the divided
opinion on the Republican side to prevent a
vote. It was tho opinion ot those at to-day's
conference that Mr, Gorman would fall
Ignomlnlously If ho should attempt such a
task, because It Is known that there
aro several Senators on tho Demooratlo
sldo who are more than anxious to vote for
a treaty ot peace. It was pointed out, mort
over, that much Demooratlo opposition will be
nullified when it is loomed that the treaty con
tains no provision binding this Government to
any future policy In the Philippines. There
was some division of opinion on this point in
the conference, but the majority of those pros
ant were oonfldent that tho treaty would go no
further than to provide for present conditions.
While no programme of work was mapped
out It was the general understanding that It
would be necessary to pass the Hull bill. In
creasing tho army to 100.000 men, one of 'the
main arguments In its favor as an emergency
measure being tho Intimation in the President's
rnosaago that he would not muster out tho
volunteer army until the incroase In the regu
lars should be provided for.
It is also probable that the bill reorganizing
the army will bo passed. Gen. Miles has
submitted ono bill to tho Secretary of War,
but this seems to have been set aside,
for the present nt least, in favor of a
measure which Is boing drawn up by Adjt.-Gen.
Corhln. A strong fight will bo mado against
tho Hull bill, ot course, both by the National
Guard organizations and by those who are op
posed to any Incrcaso of tho regular army. It
is thought that the arguments in favor of an
Increase and reorganization at the prosent
-time will be sufficient to pass the bill.
It was tho consensus of opinion In the con
ference, therofore. that a treaty ot peace will hs
ratified at this session, thnt the Army bills will
be passed, and that no extra session will be
necessary because ot ths failure ot the Con
gress to act upon Important legislation.
PROGRESS ON THE TREATT.
The Joint Peace Commission Holds a Four
Hour Session.
fpteial CabU Vtipatckei lo tax Bcw.
Pahib. Deo. 0. To-dav's sossion of tho Join
Peace Commission lasted four hours, begin
ning at 2 o'clock this afternoon and closing at
0 o'clock.
After tho adjournment Judge Day confined
himself to tho statement that good progress
had been made, but from other sources the
correspondent of The Sun learned that ques
tions submitted by the Spaniards and arising
from the protocol were chiefly consldored,
propositions and counter-propositions being
made. Everything Is reported to be now run
ning smoothly.
The purely American questions have not as
yet been broached.
An American attacli6 of the commission said
this ovonlng that he bellovod the commission
would finish its work on Friday.
The eight essential articles of the treaty of
peace woro definitely agreed to yesterday. To
day eleven subsidiary articles, arising from ths
protocol, wero submitted by tho Bpanlards,
somo being agreed to, others rejected, while
still others were modified.
Thoro is good authority for stating that the
treaty will be signed this week, though it is un
certain how comprehensive It will be. Prob
ably sundry matters will bo left open for subse
quent treatment, as both sides are apparently
anxious to have the proceedings concluded.
Now that the prlnoipal points havo been ob
tained by the Americans, the Bpanlards express
themselves as being weary of tho business and
as anxious to see the end of the nogotlattons.
It is believed that tho Spaniards have rocolved
fairly satisfactory, treatment on the minor de
tails, which have already been cabled, though
at present Tub Bun correspondent Is unable
to state definitely whloh havo beon granted
and which havo boen refusod.
SPAIN'S LAST DATS IX CUBA.
Troops Evacuating Havana Province
American Flag Floats Over Casllda.
Special Call DarttcK t Tnc Beit.
nATAKJL, Dec. 6. The Cuban army In Pinar
del Bio is keeping good order. A reception Is
being prepared by the Cubans in the city ot
Pinar dol Rio for tho American troops, who are
expected to arrive shortly. A banquet will be
given to the American officers.
Jlbaooo, Santa Cruz del Norte. Cclba del
Agua, Ban Antonlol doMos Banos. Gnlra de
Molena, San Antonio, Rio Blanco, Ban Fablo,
Batnoa. and Caslguos, all places In the provlnoo
of Havana, and tho Ialo ot Pines, which is In the
same provlnoo, have been evacuated by the
Spanish troops and are now In possession of
the Cubans, who will remain until the Ameri
cans tako charge. Good order Is maintained
in all these plaoes.
A large reception to the Cuban troops was
held to-day at Ban Antonio ds los Banos. The
Mayor telegraphs that there was muoh enthu
siasm and no disorder.
After the meeting of the Colonial Cabinet to
day Oaptain-Qeneral Castellanos deolded to
postpone until Deo-15 the Issuing ot a decree
ordering the funds In tho Treasury Depart
ment to be deposited with a special military
commission.
A decree signed by the Colonial Cabinet to
day says that the Cabinet will end Its work on
Deo. 15, but will continue after that date as ad
visers to the Governor-General,
A despatch from Casllda, the port ot Trinidad,
announces that Gon. Snyder, with 700 Ameri
can troops, landed there to-day. The Ameri
cans entered with bands playing and were en
thusiastically reoelved. The town of Trinidad
was at once placed In their possession and OoL
Brooko was appointed Military Governor.
INSULT TO A CONQUKBED JTOE.
Bo a Madrid Editor Regards Frealflent Mo
Klnley's Baferenea to the Maine.
Sptcial Casts Dupatt l Tub Bdk.
Madbid, Deo. 0. Ths Liberal describes
President MoKlnley's message as one more In
sult by the discourteous victor to the con
quered foe.
Publto opinion, It says, will strongly resent
the reiteration ot the calumny about the Maine
asorlmlnal, j
Orsybophones for Christmas ynaents. JTromtlO I
up, OrsatMl of pleasure rasters. Oolamb J?So- I
nepsU Cojaj?y, 14 er llt Jir4wayr--U
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KILTMD Jir A IIARBOn MINE.
Three Soldiers and a Civilian Lose Their
Ilves In Boston Harbor.
Boston, Doo. 0. By the nocldental explosion
of a harbormlne at Castlo Island this afternoon
four mon wero killed. Ono was Bergt, MoGrnth.
who had ohargo of this work; another was
Private Vaughan, U. 8. Englneor Corps t ths
third was Private Bronnan, and tho fourth a
workman named Ryan.
McGrath was killed by tire concussion and
not mutilated, but the others were lltorally
blown to plecos. Llout. Ross Raymond, who
has chargo ot the United Btatea property on the
Island, refused to give Information to reporters
or to accept proffered aid from civil authorities.
It Is known that Private Vaughnn's time
would have been .up within two weekB, and
that he had been planning to go to Syracuse to
continue his studies. What dTspoaltlonls to bo
made ot tho bodlos has not beon disclosed,
COULDN'T PRAT WITH SIR. SCOTT.
Mrs. Boott Turned Away Nana of the Order
of St. Dominic.
Two nuns belonging to tho Ordor ot St.
Dominie, whloh has chargo ot St. Catharine's
Hospital in Williamsburg, went to the houso of
Aldorman Edward 8. Scott nt 01 Berry street,
Williamsburg, on Monday night to pray for tho
dying man, Mrs. Scott rofusod to admit them.
Mr. Scott has boen for many years a liberal
contributor to St, Catharine's, Hospital, and tho
Mother Superior sent ths nuns to show sym
pathy with him In his Illness. When Mrs. Scott
sent back word to the nuns that they would
not be admitted they returned to the hospital.
Alderman Boott Is llkoly to die at any momont.
He has been ill for several weeks with a com
plication ot diseases. Just boforo election he
was married to a dlvorood woman, and when
he sent for a priest to Rivohlm absolution, tho
first priest applied to refused to oome, and. the
next one only. consented on condition that Mrs.
Soott leave the house while the rite was performed.
MRS. M'KUTLBT IN TOWN,
The President's Wlfe Una Come to New
York for the Christmas Shopping.
Mrs. William McKinley Is In town for a few
days Christmas shopping. She Is accompanied
by Mrs. Abner McKinley, her sister. Mrs. Cath
erine Endsloyof Washington, and Mrs. Rand,
the wife of Paymaster Rand, U.B. N. Thoy are
the guests ot Abner McKinley, at ths Windsor
Hotel. Ths rooms occupied by Mrs. McKlnloy
are connected by telephone with the White
House, in Washington.
Tlw party travolled in the private car ot
President Frank Thomson ot the Pennsylvania
road, which was attaohed to the Congressional
Limited. Abner MoKlnley. Col. William O,
Brown of Fostprla, O.. and Manager Leland of
the hotel met the party at tho ferry. They ar
rived at the hotel at 0:40 o'olook last night.
TTPUOID FROM BAD MILK.
Outbreak in the Neighborhood of a Moril
aanta Grocery Store.
There Is an outbreak of typhoid fever In a
dlstrlot uptown bounded by Mott and Walton
avenues and 138th and 152d streets, and Dr.
Eugeno Monaghan. Assistant Sanitary Super
intendent ot tho borough of the Bronx, has
been Investigating It In a report sent to the
Board of Health yesterday, he says thoro are
seventeen oases In the district, and all but four
of thorn arose from Infected milk Bold by a
grocer of the neighborhood. A member of the
grocer's family was tho first person stricken.
Tho other four casos. Dr. Monaghan says, wero
of men who brought the disease from some ot
the army camps.
EXPLOSION WRECKS A DRUQ STORE.
i
Proprietor Dropped a Lighted Match
Among Explosives In Ills Show Window.
Abraham Benjamin, proprietor of a drag
store at Second avenue and Twenty-eighth
street, lit the gas In his front show windows
shortly otter 4:30 yesterday afternoon and
dropped tho burning match among his display
of drugs nnd sundries.
An explosion, which blew out one of the win
dows,, resulted, and a blaze started that did
what ho estimated to be $1,500 damage to his
stock. The building was also damaged to the
extent of $200. Benjamin says he does not
know what exploded.
ITiMT WILL COL. DRTAN 8ATT
Report of State Banking Department Indi
cates Great Prosperity In Nebraska.
Lincoln. Neb., Deo. 0. The quarterly report
of the State Banking Department indicates a
most surprising condition of prosperity in
Nebraska. While all the banks have a large
surplus and largely increased deposits, there is
a strong demand for money for Investment at
per cent. There is little Eastern money in
use, so great is tho local supply, but even somo
of the funds offered by tho Eastern companies
aro being accopted. The monoy borrowed Is
being Invested" In lauds, cattle and mines
throughout tho State.
TnB BOTKIN MURDER TRIAL.
Reporter Dunning, Husband of the Mar
dered Woman, Appears in Court.
Ban Fjunoisco, Deo. 0. When the Botkln
case adjourned for the day ten jurors had beon
secured to try the accused woman. Tho fea
ture gf the hearing this morning wast he meet
ing hetweon John P. Dunning and Mrs. Botkln,
tho Prisoner, who was onco bis Intimate friend.
As Dunning entered the court he passed within
two feet of Mrs. Botkln. but did not glanco at
her. She kept her eyes straight to the front,
and showod no sign that she knew he was
present.
The taking ottostlmony will begin to-morrow.
MRS, WILMERDINO STILL HELD.
Asylum Superintendent Will Not Deliver Tier
to ller Counsel.
WniTK Plains. N. Y Deo. O.-Mrs. " Jaok"
Wllmerdlng Is still in Bloomlngdale. Superin
tendent Lyon takes tho ground that under ths
order of Justice Keogh he Is to turn her over to
the committee of her person and not lo Mr.
Levy, her counsel, who went to the asylum, this
afternoon to serve the order and expected to
escort Mrs. Wllmerdlng to New York.
NOT A FREE SILVER BAND.
Senator Stewart of Nevada Mast Settle with
the Carson Wind Jammers,
Carson. Not., Deo. 0. In the suit of the Car
son Band against United States Senator Vf. M.
Stewart, a'verdlot of $40 and costs wasglven
to-day ngalnst Stewart. The band played at
ono ot tho Senator s political meetings, but he
refused to pay.
Sent to Jail for Snoring In Coart.
Cincinnati. 0.. Dec. 0. In the United States
District Court In Covington, Ky.. thin after
noon. Albert Jackson Cullett, a witness from
PlnevIlle,Ky., fell asleep In a conspicuous place.
Boon, he snored and his dreams beoamo
troubled and he began to talk. The court
Jiroceedings were muoh disturbed, and Judge
Jarr had hlnj awakeneu. Cullett angrily pro
tested, and Judge Barr finally ordered him
taken to jail for twenty-four hours.
Won't File lilt Election Expenaet.
Wrsr Bknd, Wis.. Dec. 0. Judge H. W.
Sawyer of Hartford, Demooratlo candidate for
Governor at the recent election, baa refused to
file with the Register of Deeds a statement of
expenses incurred during his campaign. Ho
holds that the statute requiring such state
ment. Is unconstitutional. It Is understood
that Judge James J. Dlok of this circuit holds
the same opinion.
Bible Readings Legal In Michigan's Schoola.
Lansino, Mioh., Deo. 0. The Supreme Court,
lo an opinion filed late to-day, held that tho
reading without vomment In the publlo schools
of the book untitled " Readings from the
Bible." which Is made up almost entirely of
selections from the Bible, Is clearly constitu
tional, especially wheN the pupils aro not re
quired to listen.
Trustee's Sale for Hank Creditors
of floe diamonds and other precious atone Jewelry,
br order ot Sterna Rushmore, Attorneys. Bale at
noon dally. John U. jrreucb, Auctlenttr, T Liberty
tt,-0.
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WAR LORD IS FOR PEACE? II
EMPEROR WILLIAM'S SPEECn AT THU JK
OPENING OP THE REICHSTAG, MR!
The Knleer Says the Cinr's Scheme Itas Not Ski
Fasted the Field of Generalities Impor. (ij)
tnnce of the New Military Bill Germany 'JkI
Nentrnl In the Spnnlth-Amerlean War,
Sptcial Cablt Dt$tattfi l Tns Son, tK
BgnUK. Deo. 0. The Bosslon ot the Reich. H
slag was formally ononod to-day. Emperor J9K
William's speech foreshadowed the introduo- khZ
tlon of n number of bills ftnd emphasized Ji
especially the Importance of the new Military 91'
bill, which ho said he regarded as essential to jyli
tho Interests ot tho empire. 91
Tho Emperor, In the courso of his speech. an W
nouncod that tho relations of Germany with 1W
tho other powors eonttnuod to be of the samo jfl
friendly character as horetoforo. He alluded 21
feelingly to tho Czar's poaco scheme, whloh he Sj
snld had not passed boyond tho field of gener- fflj
alltlos. Tho Knlsor expressed his sorrow at the aft
blow which had fallen upon his oolloaguo. Em
peror Francis Josophof Austria, and hoped that fli
practical results would bo obtained from the M
Antl-Anarehlst Conference sitting In Rome. fj
The prosperity attending the development ot ."fljij
tho colonies, tho Importance ot the possession '11? J
ot Ktao Chou and the oxtonslon of German In '3jj
fluence and trade wero touohed upon, and, in 4M
conclusion, tho Emperor mentioned his eastern JK
trip, expressing his gratification at the hospl- S&
tallty of the Sultan and ths friendliness ot thd W
Ottomans gonorallr.
The Emperor's speooh also contained refer- A I
enco to the Meat Inspection bill whloh he )
hoped would come before the Rolohstag this j j
session. H '
Referring to tho neutrality of Germany dure J I
lng tho Spanish-American war the Kaiser de J
olared that Germany had conscientiously and ?
loyally fulfilled the duties of a neutral toward A
both sides. . t
The Ybulicht Zeitung, commenting upon th) '
Emperor's spoeoh, says that tho only part of the i 1
address that is satisfactory to the Agrarians la I
tho announcement of the proposed Introduo- s
tlon ot a Meat Inspection bill. . j
Tho Tagrblatt expresses hope that the ata J I
tempts to aooompllsh an economla rapprodh J p
ment with the American Government will not f J
be rendered moro difficult through the Intro- i t
ductlon of tho bill. Tho Tagtblatt Interprets M
the Emperor's statement that to Gorman sub- J
jects will be assured a full share of the eoo Jf
nomlo advantages in the Far East as meaning 4 1
that this advantogo applies also to the Philip- t
pines and the Carolines. j
Tho papor also expresses the hope that the l
Em perors remarks about Germany's oonsolen-
tlons observance of neutrality between the ij j;
United Btates and Spain will prove to the j i
Americans that the reports ot German aggres- ,
alveness are unfoundod.
CUBAN TTEWS ON THE MESSAGE. 1 1
Belief In MoKlnley's Good Faith as to the ) I'
Ultimate Independence of Cuba. "i J.
Special CabU Dttpatch to Tne Sns. jj h
Havana. Dec 0. The extracts from PresU Xr
dent McKInlor'smossagetoCongresa published 1 1
by tho local papers have created a favorable 1m- .,
prosslon among the Cubans. Gen. Menocal. 4 i
the commandor of tho Cuban forces In the i
province ot Havana, says that President Mo t
Kinleyshows good faith and that the American Sf
notion will carry out the resolutions of Con M
grcss in favor of the Independence of Cuba. '" 3
Gen. Rafael de Cardonos, the most Important 3 1
Cuban leader In this province after Gen. Meno- J
cal. declares that the message contains a now 1
promise that tho United Statos Government J
will establish in Cuba a free and Independent
government of Its own people. He adds that ,f
ho never doubtod the good faith with which I
the Americans lifted their hands to free Cuba "Jj ,
and to secure Its Independence, and ho is sure. ' j
it an independent republlo Is not established in A
the Island, it will not be because the Americans ,' V
will use force to prevent It or to conquer the '.;
Inhabitants. He believes that the Amertoan '1
military occupation will bo short, bocauso the 1
people will koop good order and prove their "1
capacity for self-government.
Among tho Military Committee ot the Cuban
Assembly, who are now at Marlanao. tho same .
good Impression was mado. Tho substance of 1 1
that part of the messago relating tq Cuba ha -
been telegraphed to tho Cuban leaders through a
out the Island. ?1
La Lucha Bays editorially that the most sen T
slblo revolutionists, far from trying to oppose "$
obstacles to tho American policy, are ready to 'M
cooperate to bring about Its suocoss. Presl m
dent MoKlnley. It adds, will meet with no diffi J
culty in performing the promise mado before &'
tho world to Cuba and the Amorlcan people d
and In rapidly ending tho evils that Inspired K
American Intervention in the island. M$
COMMENT ON THE MESSAGE. Jq
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New Istnet Faced In a Brondmlnded Way SK5
The Nicaragua Canal. ml
Special CabU Deipatcfi lo Tut flux. Mlt,
London. Deo. 0. Tho J'all Mall Oaitttt says f
that, considering the clrcumstaneos under 'j!
which it was composed and tho nature of tho jii
events with which It is necessarily ooncorned, jw.
President McKinloy's messago may bo said to :M
be conspicuous In respect of Its moderation. 3
Spoaklng of the Nicaragua canal, the Gairita j)
says tho two nations stand upon an equal foot JM
lng In respect ot Its control, and this fact will 5
afford tho Unltod States a ready-mado oppor '
tunlty for practically demonstrating her pros M
ent assurances of friendship. "We are oon fj
vlnced," the pnpor adds. " that when the time 'i
comes thoro will be no disposition on the part Iff
of tho United States to question our position of j
friendly cquullty." j
The St. Joint a' $ (latettr says that now Issue j?v
have beon faced in a brondmlnded way. and Wj
the solution of various problems suggested Ml'
upon large and generous linos. (!
Mi
Cj3
French Newapnper Cmmnents on the Met JVy
sage. ljn
.vprcial Cablt Dei patch lo Tns Bon. Sj)
Paws, Deo. 0. The .Journal del Ddbalt says W
that the tenor of President MoKlnley's message; ml
to Congress Is wholly agreeable to France. ?m$
It adds that It must be very unpleasant to af
England because It does not allude to an alll 9
ance and does not allude to the European IT
powers dlsrospnctfully, j
La Uhri-U says that It tho Yankees declare 1f
that they aro satisfied with fair treatment for it
China It is merely for tho momont. They are m
not Ukely to stop short on tho new road they j
have taken. M
The Tempt says that Mr. MoKlnley's declara m
tlon regarding Cubu Is Irreproachable and his W,
attitude is perfect. It was with an Identical ;
declaration and attitude-that England entered S
Egypt.
THE VATICAN TO SPAIN'S AID. ' iff
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Ordcra Snld to Ilnve Ileen Given to the jl?
' Spanlah Clergy to (Ipposn Carllsm. ajl
Special CabU DeipatcJi lo The Buv, S'5
London, Deo. 7. A despatch to the OhronleU Mfr
from Rome buys that tho Spanish Government V
has boen imploring tho assistance of the Vatl W!
can against the Carllst agitation. The Pope mi,
has despatched a nuncio to Madrid to impress IK
upon tho Spanish clergy that It it their duty to W,'
oppose Carllsm. 9
The correspondent nevertheless understands 'w
that the Influence ot the Carllst aristocratlo fj
clergy and the Sacred Collego Is calculated to juf
parulyze tho Poihi's action, jKj
When the Street! Are Full of Sluah , W
Stay Indoors and use the telephone service, ll4l m
enis totsMga ratst. SUsoard eauljmsnt. jWa '
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