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t'RESS I I DISPATCHES. I VOL. Ill, ISO. 309. Argument in the Botkin Case Begun. INNING FOR BOTH SIDES Mr. Knight, for the llcfonsc,Attacks Every Toiut Made by the Prosecution. AViJl Probably Go to Jury Friday Morning;. (By Telegraph.) SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 2S.?This was! the most interesting- day in the Bot-1 kin case since the trial of the woman for the murder of Mrs. Dunning com? menced. The proceedings opened this morning with an argument by Attorney Gen? eral White, of Delaware, for the pros? ecution. Mr. White addressed the jury quietly and proceeded to review the testimony brought out during the trial. ?He called attention to the chain of cir? cumstantial evidence against Mrs. Bot? kin and said that if the jury believed the evidence of the witnesses for the prosecution, then Mrs. Botkin must be convicted of murder in the first de? gree. Mr. White dwelt upon the awfulness of the crime and the unsuspecting, de? fenceless condition of the victims. His argument lasted all through the morn? ing, and during its progress 'Mrs. Bot? kin listened attentively. As Mr. White concluded she leaned her head on her arms and seemed to be greatly affected. At the afternoon session Atorney George Knight made the argument for the defense. Mr. Knight's reputation as an orator and ability as a criminal law? yer attracted an enormous crowd to the court room. Many prominet attorneys were in at? tendance in addition to many well known citizens. Mr. Knight talked for nearly three hours and endeavored to ? convince the jury of the weakness of the prosecution's case and the lack of a motive by Mrs. Botkin for commit? ting such a crime. Mr. Knight urged the jury not to be influenced by the outcry caused by the recent acquittal cf^Walter Rosser, the Tennessee soldier, who murdered an inoffensive citizen of San Francisco, and referred to the Maybrick and Dreyfus cases as in. stances of suffering of innnocent peo? ple because of the public opinion. DENOUNCED THE DOCTOR. Mr. Knight denounced Doctor Bishop,j the Dover physician who attended the poisoned woman, and was most blttei : in his condemnation of the methods of the San Francisco police. Mr. Dun-! ning, the husband of one of the mur- ! Oered women, also came in for a snare of the attorney's vitriolic sentences. Attention was called to the fact that Mrs. Botkin, the alleged author of the anonymous letters that were mailed in San Francisco, was away and could not have possibly have mailed the let? ters here. Miss Grace Harrison, who identified ?the woman as the one who purchased the handkerchief which was found in a "box of candy, was denounced as an un? truthful and dissolute woman. The testimony of the candy girls, who iden? tified Mrs. Botkin as the woman who purchased the candy, was also vigorous? ly attacked by the lawyer. In speaking of the alleged purchase of arsenic by Mrs. Botkin on June 1st, Mr. Knight sought to show the im? probability of her keeping the poison until July 31st when she purchased the candy.. He did not, however, directly deny the purchase of the arsenic. AFTER THE EXPiSRT. Writing Expert Ames, who came here from New York and testified that Mrs. Botkin was the author of the anony- j mous letteds, and also addressed the I wrapper on the candy, was denounced I as coming here and testifying for the prosecution because he was paid to tes? tify that way. Mr. Knight laid great stress upon the fact that the arsenic found* in the candy was in lump form, .and Druggist Grey testified that Mrs. Botkin purchased powdered arsenic. He j also said that there was no legal proof that Mrs. Dunning died from arsenic poisoning. An autopsy, he said, was necessary to prWve the cause cf death in any poisoning case. Mr. Knight con? tended that the prosecution had failed to show a motive on Mrs. Botkln's part for the commission of the crime. Mr. Knight closed with a brilliant peroration in which he described Mrs. Botkin as an innocent, persecuted wo? man, and he urged the jury to acquit | her of the horrible suspicion that had j rested upon her through the machina? tions dt the police. Tomorrow Attorney McGowan will make an argument for the defense and District Attorney Hosmer will close for the prosecution. It is expected that the case will be given to the jury Fri? day morning. Gen. Greene to Resign. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. Dec. 28.?Major Gen? eral Francis V. Greene arrived in Wash? ington this morning from New York and reported at once to the War De? partment to Secretary Alger. He came to resign Iiis commission as an officer of the volunteer army preparatory to his returi\.to private life. It is with re gret that the department accepts hi resignation. ? _ . NEWPORT NI SENATOR MORRILL'S FUNERAL Arrangements l'or the Last Sad Kites Over the Fe i a'.ns of the V.ncrahle Vennontcr Completed. ' / (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 2S.?Arrange? ments for the funeral of the late Sen- j ator Morrill, of Vermont, who died at an early hour this morning, were com? pleted today. The funeral ceremony will be held in the Senate chamber on Saturday next at 12 o'clock noon. I Until then the body will remain at the family residence, on Massachusetts j avenue, and will be borne to the capltol I early Saturday morning. The services j at the Senate will be conducted by l Rev. E. Bradford Levitt, of All Soul's Unitarian church, where Senator Mor? rill was an attendant for a number of years, assisted by Rev. Dr. Milburn, the blind chaplain of the Senate. The remains will be taken to the fam? ily home at. Strafford, Vt., for burial alongside the remains of Mrs. Morrill, although they will probably be en? tombed here for a time, until the fam? ily mausoleum, now under construction, is completed. EVIDENCES OF REGARD. At the family residence of the de-1 ceased, there were many evidences of j affectionate regard during the day.! Senators and Representatives who had j served alongside the venerable states- j man for years, called and paid their tribute of respect. Beside the person? al callers, messages of condolence came by telegraph from all parts of the coun? try. The telegrams represented all sec? tions, coming from California. Connec? ticut, Pennsylvania, the South and West, and all parts of New England. The ceremcny in the Senate chamber will be marked by those characteristic of solemn dignity usual on such occas? ions. The casket will be first borne to the Marble Room, and then, immediate? ly before the ceremony, the active pall? bearers will bear it to the Senate cham? ber, where" it will rest immediately in front of the presiding officer's desk. The seats in the front circle of the chamber will be rserved for the Presi? dent and members of the cabinet. Back of them on either side, the honcrary committees of the two Houses, wearing large white crepe bands about the arm, will be seated. Back of them will be seated the members of the Senate and of the House. The funeral cortege" enters aftTTTeavelT the capitol from the main entrance on the east fro.it. I Vice-President Hobart telegraphed he j would attend the funeral. The i committee of Senators named by the ! Vice-President to accompany the re? mains to Vermont consists of Messrs. I Proctor, Allison. Cockrell, Hoar Mor? gan. Cullom, Vest, J. P. Jones, Tur 1 pie. Aldrlch, Gray, Chandler, Faulkner, Fairbanks and Wolcott. The House committee announced by Speaker Reed is as follows: Represen? tatives Grout, Powers. Hitt, Dingley. McCall. Grow. Bankhead. Catchings, Richardson. Foss and Joseph Wheeler. The special train which will bear the remains to Vermont will consist of three cars. The remains will be taken to the cemetery in Montpelier and placed in a vault, pending removal to the mauso? leum now under construction at Straf ford, their final resting place. SAMMY SMALL DISArrOINTKI). Find? fault With Opportunities Afforded the Army Chaxilains. (By felegraph.) SAVANNAH, <SA., Dec. 28.?Rev. Sam Small, the noted evangelist, is now chaplain of the Third Engineers, U. S. A. He arrived here today and one of the first things he did svas to give out an interview. Among other things he said: "The chaplains are a sort of sop to the church sentiment, without much sub? stance to them. They take a minister and put a uniform on him with a silver' cross on the shoulder, pay him $200 a month and turn him loose on 1,200 men without any of the implements of the spiritual warfare to fight with. I've been disappointed. "When I get out I am going to sug? gest that they do away with the chap? lains. I suppose there may be a howl, but it is better to raise the issue and have the whole system revised. When we get down to Cuba I'll wager most of !t!he men would rather go 'to a cock fight or a bull fight than attend services. To tell the truth I am 'be? ginning to think there is a heap of balderdash about what the chaplains do accomplish outside of meeting the senti- \ ment that calls for their presence with j every body of troops." Gofl? Not a Candidate, (By Telegraph.) * WHEELING, W. VA., Dec. 28.?The j Intelligencer will publish a brief letter | tomorrow, over Judge Nathan Goff's i signature, stating that lie is not, nor does not intend to be, a candidate before the coming Legislature for United ?States Senator. He says he is not. a candidate for any political office and has no intention of retiring from the United States Circuit Judgeship in the near future. The leading Republican candidates are Governor Atkinson and' T. B. Scott. ? % ,-' '.j Cold Wave. Weather signals indicate that a cold wave may be expected. Indeed, if the thermometer may be believed, it has already arrived: for the temperature last evening after the sunshine of the earlier hours of the day was decidedly frosty. There will not be much objec? tion to the cold wave if it will only come hard enough to freeze everything up, or is accompanied by a snow. :W S, VA., TH?RS I Col. Potter Reaches Iloiio After j Spanish Evacuation, INSURGENTS IN CHARGE, Dons Complicate tlie Problem by Leaving All Posts in Southern Islands und Concentrating at the Town of Zitmboagna. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, Dec. .2S.?A dispatch j was received at the War Department from General Otis today notifying the| officials of the capture of Iloilo by the insurgents. It appears that the Amer? ican forces, which were dispatched i there, arrived too late, and that the in? surgents had added to the difficulty of of the prohlems already presented by hoisting their flag over the city, which they have been besieging for months. The news was contained in the follow? ing message from General Otis: "Manila, December, 27, 1S98. "Adjutant General, Washington: "Sent Colonel Potter on fast vessel to Iloilo cn December 24th to communi? cate with Spanish General Rios. Latter evacuated on the evening of the 24th, and Potter was nine hours late. In? surgents took possession of the city on 26th, and Potter found Aguinaldo's flag flying. Cannot now report probable re? sults; will not hear from there for four days as there are no cable connections. Spanish forces have evacuated all sta? tions in Southern islands except Zam boanga and Mindanao, by orders, as they say, from Madrid. (Signed.) "OTIS." COMPLICATES THE PROBLEM. The evacuation of the Spaniards of ail of the Philippine ports as reported by General Otis, although doubtless in? spired hy a desire to secure their safe? ty by concentration, undoubtedly has done much to complicate the problem already presented to the War Depart? ment of extending the military jurisdic? tion of the United States over the is? lands. -It will be necessary to expedite the execution of the original plans and it may be fully expected that within a week important events will have hap? pened in the-Philippines. - .-.?-<i-?Cr?:>!i It is presumed that General Otis will demand the surrender of Iloilo into his hands, and this demand at once raises the issue between the insurgents and our own government of the possession of the islands. The province of Iloilo is set down in the official directories as having a pop? ulation of 472,000, and it is the second seaport in importance in the Philippine group. It is located on a river navi-j gable for vessels of fifteen feet draught, so that very few of our gunboats would be available to assist the troops in case it should be necessary to take forci'ble possession of the city. The Spaniards have chosen a strong place for the concentration of their troops in the town of Zamboarga. which, as the reports indicate here, is strongly fortified and possessed of con? siderable natural strength from a of? fensive point of view. It is not doubt? ed that they will be able to maintain themselves for an indefinite period against the insurgents, presuming that they are not cut off from obtaining sup? plies from the sea. The town itself has a population of 21,000 inhabitants. Site for Now tVderai Prison. (By Telegraph. ATLANTA. GA? Dec. 28.?The Cen? tral of Georgia railway today offered to donate 300 acres of land adjacent to Fort McPherson as a site for. the new federal prison. In the tender is in- i eluded the right of the Central to handle all 'the supplies tpr the prison agreeing j not to charge more1 than the established | trackage prices. The Central proposes j to build all the tracks. The property ] lies almost directly in the rear of the I military post and one side of the prop- J erty touches the barracks boundary on j the southwest corner. The federal prison committee recently appointed by Mayor Collier today visited the pro? posed site and were highly pleased. It was the opinion of the committeemen also that no sites should be seriously considered outside of Fulton county. Attorney-General Griggs will be noti? fied in a few days that a sufficient num? ber of sites have 'been secured to make it an object for him to pay a visit to Atlanta so that he may personally in? spect. Ollnde Roll lgn?z Kefeased. (By Telegraph.) CHARLESTON. S. C, Dec. 28?On July 5 the steamer Glinde Rodriguez, of the Compagnie Generale Tra.ns-At lantkiue was warned off San Juan. On July 17 she was captured off that har ber by the United States cruiser New Orleans, charged with attempting to break the blockade, and was brought to Charleston. United States District Judge Brawley heard arguments here and the case was continued in New York, whither the alleged prize was sent.' Last week Judge Brawley ren? dered a decision that the ship was not a prize of war as the blockade of San Juan was not effective at the time of her capture. Today Judge Brawley signed an order for the release of the Olinde Rodriguez. Possibly the authorities in Washing? ton will authorize the district attorney here to appeal the case to the United States Court of Appeals, Paid the Penalty. (By Telegraph.) PRINOETOWN, MO., Dec. 28.?Ira I Sexton was hanged hen? today for the i killing of Nalluin Stark, a young far? mer, October 28, 1807. DAY, DECEMBER Three-Wived Congressman Up= holds Polygamy. "GOOD, PURE AND HOLY" The Latter Day,Sal nt ^Waxes Delimit au<! Bills His Opponents Settle tlie Mat? ter in tlie Courts. No Legal Obs'a -ties in the Way. (By Telegraph.) NEW YORK. Dec. 2S.?A Salt Lake special to the Evening World says: Congressman-elect B. H. Roberts | today made the following statement to i the Evening World correspondent: "If a time comes when it is necessary for me to defend myself I shall be right there on the spot and I appreciate that the members of Congress and the Am? erican people are more liberal, broad minded and generous than a few bigoted and contracted preachers of the Presbyterian church, whose training, mode of life, and trend of thought tend? ed to unfit them for practical life. "Joseph Smith received a command- j ment from the Lord to Introduce our I order of marriage into the church and j on the strength of that revelation and j not by reason of anything that is writ- j ten in the Jewish scriptures the lat- i ter day saints practice plural marriage, j Polygamy is not adultery for, were it | so considered, then Abraham, Jacob i and the prophets who practiced it would not be allowed an inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven, and if polygamy is not adultery, then it cannot be class? ed as a sin at all. It appears to me j that modern Christians must either j learn to tolerate polygamy or give up forever the glorious hope of resting in Abraham's besom. "That which God approves and so j strikingly approves, must be not only not bad. but positively good, pure and holy. Notwithstanding this, however, the hand of the Gentiles was laid heavy upon the people of the Lord that in His mercy, God permitted them to cease therefrom from expediency and true to the pledge given by the church no j polygamous marriages have since been I celebrated by the church. But not even ! the church can take away from a man the wives it has already given him. j They are his for time and for eternity and I think the great, broad-minded i and just American people will not re? quire a man to ?cast off the wives he has, with Whom lie has lived nor to ^abandon his children." ^ -^^ttrHjerKrostr'Mrr^Ebitoertj-a^rs-his-of fense is unlawful cohabitation and he remarked: ? "I am here and the courts are open. If any one wants to test the point the way is clear." It has ''Seen urged by some that Mr. Roberts owing to the operation of the Edwards-Tucker act, which dis? franchised all polygmists, is legally barred from taking his seat in Congress. In regard to this Mr. Roberts says he has had the best legal advice obtain? able which convinces him that there are no legal obstacles in the way of his taking his seat. Russell Turning Democrat, (By Telegraph.) RALEIGH. N. C, Dec. 2S.?A sensa- i tion was created here this morning by j the announcement in the News and Ob? server that J. M. Mewborne, the fusion superintendent of the penitentiary, had resigned and Captain W. H. Day, a Democratic lawyer, had been named by Governor Russell as his successor. Mr. Mewborne's resignation takes effect January 1. Not even the most intimate friends j of the interested parties knew of the contemplated change in management. Captain Day has accepted the position and today announced that he would fill all the subordinate offices with Demo? crats. He has already appointed R. J. Tlllery, of Halifax county, as manager of the State farms and F. B. Arendell, of Raleigh, manager of the central prison. ? ?!??'. Governor Russell's political friends are severely criticising him for appoint? ing Democrats to office. Only two weeks ago he appointed a Democrat as Adjutant-General of the State and since then he has made the boards of directors for several of the institutions Democratic. rool and Pistol Combination. (By Telegraph.) SIOUX CITY, IA., Dec. 28.?A special to the Journal says: A district school-house about two miles from the village of Clare was the scene of a tragedy this afternoon whereby Mav Thomas, a popular young teacher, lost her life. This afternoon a young man came to Clare on the northbound Rock Island passenger train, hired a horse and drove out to the school-house where Miss Thomas teach? es. He entered the building and they conversed for some time, finally walk? ing out together. After going down the road a short distance, the man drew a revolver and shot her, killing her al? most instantly. He then shot himself and died a few hours later. The young man was not known at Clare, but it was learned that his name is Harry Garvey. He had been keeping company with Miss Thomas, who refused his fur? ther attentions. Case of "Badger" Moore. (By Telegraph.) NEW YORK, Dec. 28.?Justice Smythe, in the Supreme Court today, adjourned until Wednesday the hearing of the application for a certificate of reasonable doubt in the case of W. A. E. Meore, convicted of "badgering" Mar? tin Mahon. San Joss Police Skeptical. (By Telegraph.) SAN JOSE. CAD., Dec. 28?The police of this city place little credence in the report that James C. Dunham, the mur? derer is arrested in Columbus. It is believed by residents of this place that Dunham killed himself on the night of his atrocious crime in May, 1S0C. 29, 1898. PRICE THAT "EMBALMED BEEF. <>u?rterinastcr-Scrgcar.t Thinks it Was All Kiglit?ror the Men. Those tt h-> Com l>liiiiieil Chronic Grumblers. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, Dee. 28.?William W. Hijl, assistant secretary of the War Investigating Commission, and who] served in Company L, District of Co-' lunibia volunteers as first sergeant and acting quartermaster sergeant, was the only witness before the commission to? day. Colonel Denby, who presided, ques? tioned the witness regarding the moated question of the canned beet furnished the volunteers. Mr. Hill dscaunte nanced the complaints made by men.! He said they came from those who com? plain against anything. He said the health of his company was excellent at Tampa and he credited it largely to free use of lemonade. The canned beef first furnished the men, he said, was lean, dry and hard, lacking nutrition, though later it was considerably im? proved. He believed the canned beef, which he explained was canned just after being boiled, was "perfectly fit to j eat." though once in a while he would j receive a can that was spoiled and | smelled badly. He knew a large lot of i spoiled canned beef had been found at Tampa, before his company sailed for j Cuba. The men seemed to like the canned beef, he said, but later became j surfeited with it. The refrigerated i fresh 'beef, he said, had no evidence of chemical treatment and had a natural appearance. The trouble with the re? frigerated beef, he thought, that the men overfed themselves and ate it half cocked. SUNT A POISONIOUS FKESKNT. Woman Killed by Cyanide of Potassium Supjospd to bo Ilroiuo-Seltzer. (By Telegraph.) NEW YORK, Dec. 28.?Mrs. Kate J. Adams, a well-to-do woman, was pob> oned today in her handsomely furnished apartments on Eighty-sixth street. Her death is connected with a suspi? cious chain of events. Mrs. Adams awoke this morning with a bad headache. Her daughter, Mrs. Rogers, advised her to take some brcmo-seltzer. Mrs. Rogers hunted around but found none of the required medicine. Finally she remembered that there was some bromo-seltzer in Mr. Cornish's room. This she got and gave to her mother, who took a fair-sized jJose. In a few seconds Mrs. Adams w;as in "great pain and evidently suffer? ing from the effects of a strong poison. Dr. Hitchcock was called in and he tried to counteract the effect of the poison which he declared to be cyanide of potassium. TESTED THE MEDICINE, t Mr. Cornish and Dr. Hitchcock both tested the poisonous stuff and in a few minutes both men were prostrated. Mr. Potter was called in. He revived the two men. but Mrs. Adams died. Mr. Cornish states that on Christmas day he received a neat package address? ed to himself containing a sterling sil? ver medicine bottle holder in a Tiffany box and in the holder was a bottle marked "bromo-seltz~r." This package was anonymous sent, but Cornish says he thought nothing of this, as he fre? quently gets presents in this way. It was this bottle that Mrs. Rogers got for her mother and out of which Mrs. Adams drank with fatal effect. Mr. Cornish says he cannot think who could have had any designs on his life. Chicago Bribery Cases. (By Telegraph.) CHICAGO, Dec. 28.?Allegations of bribery in city affairs are under investi? gation by the grand Jury and the en? tire city council has been asked to ap? pear before that body. The inquiry was begun today. It will be continued pro'bably tomorrow and Friday. The investigation will not be confined es? pecially to charges made in connection with the 50-year street car franchise ordinance. Alleged bribery in other matters of public importance <rill re? ceive attention. Shortly before noon today the clerk of the grand jury was instructed to send out subpoenas for ! nine aldermen and two ex-aldermen. All of these save one appeared during j the afternoon. All who appeared were i heard. Enough evidence of interest I was brought out to determine the grand I jury to proceed along the line adopted I and the clerk was instructed to send I out summons for every member of the Chicago council to appear tomorrow. Another Cuttle King Fnils. (By Telegraph.) : KANSAS CITY. MO., Dec. 28.?A spe? cial to the Star from Milan, Mo., says: "Much excitement prevails in this city over the failure of Waiter M. Clark, a Sullivan county cattle king. Although his faiure has been expected for nearly nine years, the crisis has served as a shock to . the whole county. The records of thi3 company show over $83.000 of mortgages on cattle alone, while deeds of trust on his big farms and individual indebtedness will swell ! the total to pver $200,000. Of the $83,000 ; half of the paper is held by the Chicago I Live Stock Commission Company, the j balance by the J. C. Bohard Oommis j sion Company, of St. Joseph, Mo.; M. A. Burwell. of Kansas City; the First ! National Bank, of this city, and Moor | head and Sandifur, of this county." Tin- Charges Filed. (By Telegraph.) CLEVELAND, O., Dec. 28.?The I charges against Judge F. E. Dullen I baugn and Senator Vermin H. Burke I were filed in the Circuit Court this af : ternoon by the committee of the Bar Association appointed to fomulate and prosecute the charges. The charges in each case are as follows: The said Frank E. Dullenbaugh and I Vernon IL Burke, an attorney-at-law, : of the State of Ohio, are here'by jcharged: j First?With having been guilty of j misconduct in office as an attorney-at jlaw of the State of Ohio. ! Second?With having been guilty of j unprofessional conduct, involving moral I turpitude. 1 6 PAGES S T95AY 1 SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTi ONE WEEK TEN CENTS \ THOSE WAR CLAIMS Bills Amounting to $26,000,000 Rendered Already. STILL MORE TO FOLLOW President Will Ask for Legislative Knnct inent Looking to Their Settlement as Soon as the Peace Treaty Ratified. - .. : Obi (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.?Immediate? ly upon the ratification of the peace treaty 'by the Senate the President will recommend to the Congress the enact? ment cf legislation looking to the settle? ment of the claims of American citi cens for damages sustained in Cuba, Porto Rico and other Spanish posses? sions which formed the seat of war. These claims, to the amount of $26, 000,000 on this score, have already been lodged with the State Department. It it true that an unknown portion of these are claims based on depredations committed by Cuban insurgents, for which it is questionable whether the Spanish government could be held re? sponsible. On the other hand it is believed that there are many claims for large amounts that have not been presented owing to the inability of the claimants to secure the necessary corroborative evidence during the Spanish occupation of the evacuated territories, or-because of the 'belief that it would be fruitless to present any claim so long as Spanish sovereignty was maintained. ASSUMED LIABILITY. I Now, however, by an article in the treaty of peace, the United States has assumed liability for all claims preferr? ed by its citizens on account of dep.r?3& tions, or, in fact, on any proper score. In its turn, the Spanish government assumed liability for any claim that might have 'been made on account of Spanish citizens or the Spanish govern? ment itself against the United States. 'What such claims would have amount? ed to cannot be estimated. None were filed with the United States government prior to the declaration of war. But it is recalled that tnere 'was much crit? icism on the part of high Spanish offi? cials of the alleged failure of the Uni? ted States government to observe the requirements of the neutrality laws and more than one statement to the effect that the Spanish government intended to present a claim for a round number cf million on that score. - 1 BRYAN AT OMAHA. Talks of Kxpansion and the Currency Question. (By Telegraph.) OMAHA. NEB.. Dec. 28.?William Jennings Bryan arrived in Omaha today from Chicago. He called on friends in the city during the morning and this afternoon left for Lincoln. When asked if he thought the ques? tion of imperialism would overshadow I the money issue in the campaign ot" 1900, Mj\ Bryan said it was difficult at j this time to say what relation these subjects would bear to each other then. He thought if Congress would adopt a resolution pledging this government to keep the Philippines only as a trust for their people, as we do Cuba, until a stable government is established the expansion issue would be at an end. If, however, the question is not settled in some way as this, he said, it would continue to be a matter of discussion until it was disposed of and would therefore remain one of the issues be? fore the people. With Porto Rico, Mr. Bryan said, the situation could be simplified easily. He believed the people of the island should first be permitted to vote whether they desired annexatiq/i to this country, or the formation o? an independent re? public. . . Morrill Memorial Services (By Telegraph.) I COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 28.?In respect i for the late Senator Justin Morrill, of I Vermont, and in recognition of the edu j cational value of his services to this country, the Ohio State University, j which with more than fifty other col I leges and universities in the United j States, owes its beginning to the fore ! sight and wisdom of Mr. Morrill, will j hold memorial services. What the na i ture of the services will be, or what form they will assume, cannot be defin | itely stated yet. The matter rests with i the President, Dr. Canfleld, and the I board of trustees. The meeting will j be held probably during the second or i third week of the new term. Change in J'ar.senger Agents. (By Telegraph.) j ATLANTA, GA., Dec. 28.?Mr. T. J. j Anderson,general passenger agent of the ? Seaboard Aair Line, with headquarters j at Portsmouth, Va., will be succeeded j January 1st by L. S. Allen, general agent of the same company at Wash? ington. Mr. Anderson, it is understood here, will ?o to New Orleans, but with what company he will be associated is not known. Bank Cashier Arrested. (By Telegraph.) NASHUA, N. H., Dec. 28.?H. B. . Bailey, cashier of the Colebrook Na j tional Bank, of Colebrook, was arrest ! cd today charged with the misappropri | ation of funds of the bank. The short I age is placed at $60,000. Bailey will be j arraigned at Lancaster tomorrow.