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LOUIS REPUBLIC. JC2S AUTHOR? The question may be Answered for you. Sec next Sun day Republic OF THE WORLD, a UatdhVi half-tone, will form a regular feature of the Sunday Requblic for ten weeks I !i M. I null, flair fUl. XI XKTY THIRD YEAR ST. LOUIS. !().. TUESDAY. DI-XTO! I.I3R -I. 3000. J'KiOE i;;-' J DtihMr . I,miI,'I no Oitli. T ri ltt Tlifff f nili. TEXAS FIENDS BURN THEIR VICTIM ALIVE. McKINLEY'S MESSAGE IS BEFORE CONGRESS. Former Deputy Sheriff's Terrible Death in a Barroom Revenge the Supposed Motive Lynching Threatened. National Legislature Convenes and Pre pares to Carry Out the Admin istration's Will. Til 57i Vr.o ib tour favorite r i njMi .'? W iff ' Wi lli '4' !' I ! W NOW lralfcs:JJs ,. jTl ,y "y.., - rti1 iTVJM Wut s -t'-s CSpTift i-v".--. -' 'HW m ' -.' i.'r"i icTTf?i ' Mi ' w' UH9l. B''irlr- rvJ f ''""' ' - T f rctcbuc srnciAi.. Dallas. Tex.. Dec. 3 Tat'" Clin, forrr.fr Deputy Sheriff nf Dallas Countv. and more recently Constable of the Girlind Precinct was murdered by burning this morning His bviv Is at the morgue, nnd Is chirred black from liead to foot. He suffered great tor ture before death. John Chapman and K D. Faulkner are. held prisoners In connection with the cae. Search Is being made for three men be l.eved to have been Implicated l. the crime. Dallas hna not heard talk of ljnchlng !n stmrger terms during the last twenty jears than has ben heanl publtely to-day. The J'ollce and Sheriffs departments have taken precaution". The murder of Rain wa committed In the raci :.: i.' f'-yr.ii's iJ'oir r" Vr moraine. lolre Olflrer Prannoi:. or. -I. e beat the saloon was located. was attracted m the pliee by n mm who ald: "Hurrr In yonder They're burning a rr.sn to death!" Writhed In rinmr.. Rrannen ran into the saloon and founl ravlkner In the bar section, nnd Biln. his cloth'rc on fire from head to foot. wrltHng In a r.-oni separated from the bar by a screen partition. The officer tried to smoth er the flames, ar.d called for a bucket of water. On of the men in the place. answered: "Oh. let him burn! He's nearly dead now." Brannon and others, who hurried tnto the place, extinguished the flames. The offi cer's hands wore badly burned. Bain was entirely conscious, but did not realize his condition. He Insisted he would lle and pet well, nis eyes were burred out of their sockets and eery Inch of flesh on bis body and limbs was roasted. Ills clothing had been saturated with turpen tine before they were Ignited. He was "grit." however, to the core- nnd uttered no cry of pain. Just before he filed he. made. a statement to a State's Attorney. Bain was a faithful and fearless offlcsr while In the publlo Berries, covering KRUGER'S MISSION IS REGARDED AS A FAILURE. Emperor William's Refusal to Receive the Boer President Is Considered to Have Frustrated His Plans Austria's Position. Berlin. Xov, S. The tovernment'a ctirt JrniUoiilbit EmperoTjk''VIl!r wVMl hot be able to Teceire Mr. Kruger has ere cted a profound impression throughout Germans. "What may be called the antl Brltish tectlon of th press does not con ceal Its. annoyance, and the moderata an- dophobe organs with difficulty repress the. utterances of disappointment. The inspired Journals declara that It was Germany's desire to Intimate definitely that Mr. Krueer's visit would not be wel come, and therefore the fact that he omit ted to comply with the strict etiquette of the German court and deferred asking Em peror William Tor an audience until he bad reached the Belgo-Gcrman frontier was eagerly seized as a re2Son for denying him such an audience. Diplomatists gensrally regard Mr. Kru eer's mission as frustrated, and consider Germanyaactlon as or great political lm pcrtance. as denoting a new era In the re lations between Germany and Great Brit ain. On the other hand, the Government's attitude Is certainly condemned by a large portion cf the nation, and there can be no question that a ast majority of the rep resentative Journals throughout the Empire remain pro-Kruger. Yesterday even the court preacher. Doctor Krltlnger, In the new Cathedral, delivered a discourse filled with sentiments strongly favoring the Boer cause. Mr. Kruger"s reception at Cologne was exceedingly entbualastlo as far as the citi zens were concerned. They had planned a torchlight procession and serenades, but the TO PUT BOUTELLE ON NAVY RETIRED LIST. Maine Congressman's Friends Find Precedent for Plan to Provide for Him. REPUBLIC SPECTA" Washington. Deo. 3. Representative Bou telle or Maine will probably be placed oa the retired list of the navy with the rank of Captain, and. In that event, will resign Us sat In the House of Representatives. The continued mental Incapacity cf the Main Representative, makes it extremely doubtful whether he will ever be able ac tively to resume his congressional duties. He Is still In the McLean Asylum at Waver ly. near Boston. Some of his friends In Congress have de vised a plan to enable him to resign and at the same Umo give him sufficient Income to support himself and his family. A bill has been prepared by Representa tive Burleigh of Maine and will be intro duced in the House in a few days, placing Mr. Boutelle on the retired list of the navy with the rank and pay of a Captain. Mr. BcUelle served In the navy with distinction as a volunteer officer from the fprtng of ISC until January, 1S56. and tho proposal to retire hlrjx is based on this service and on the work that he has done in Congres for the advancement cf the navy. The pay of a Captain on tho retired list cf the navy is J1S63 u. year. Mr. Boutelle's salary a a representative In Congress i. tT.CW) per year. EDITOR SCALDED TO DEATH. He Pluutod Into ;i Bathtub of Scalding Water. New York. Dec. 3. Edward B, Quinn. 33 Jtais old. editor of the Magazine of feuc ittsful Americans, was removed from the Delevan Hotel at noon to-day so badly scalded that he died to-night. Mr. Quinn registered at the hotel Friday last. He went to his room and turned on the water in the bathtub, preparatory to taking a bath. He had shut off the hot water and allowed the cold only to run. During his absence from the room the cold water was turned off and the hot water allowed to run. On bis return Mr. Quinn. without investigating the temperature or the water. Jumped in the bathtub. He was scalded all over his body. He wan attended by tho hotel phjsician until to-day. when U was decided to remove him to the hos pital, where to-night be died. period of i jears He a well eon nected at Garlan I nnd no man In the coun ty stixxl hlclier in the public estimation Mavnr Cabell of Dallas, when In' 'vas Sheriff of the county, appointed I tain as one Cf his deputies. He has given instruc tions that neither effort nor money spared to capture and convict all connected with the murder. Theory an to Motive. Bain was a native of Tenner, e. but cam' to Dalla-s fifteen vears ago. A widow mil live children surlve him During his serv ice as an officer he learned murh of crime nnd criminals. lis was bailiff to the Grand Jury a part of the time, anl a theory is en tertained that revenge may hive figured In his murder The Grand Jury started inves ii.i.,ns this afternoon, and sensational dj- "lotwwi.fs' a ." i'.'Tsl - IV nuV.!-. "ii..-.5.--V ir :--i-"-rs r..I -r '-mih from GarU nd and the co-.itry filsttlcts en crilly hav come to the oitv to-dav .in.! to- night to I irn about the murder, and mor- ' lnteno feeling for vengeanie Iia eeidrm been manifested It will not ! safe to per mit the murderer, when poltlvtIv Identi fied, to fret leyond the llr.es of olticlal pro tection. MaxLfd Men Demanded Prisoners. To-nlcht a body of armed men without maks. said to be farmers, called at the county Jail and demanded to be given the custody of the men charged with the Biln murder. Thev declared It to b- their Inten tion to burn them as Bain had been burni-I Jailer Owens met the men at the Iron cross-barred Jail door, which wa locked. He toll their Ifader It would be uselc's for them to take further proceedings, ns the prisoners had leen renamed from his; cus tody early in the evening and conveyed to Jail at Forth Worth as a matter of precaa ticn for their safety. The men then departed, but there are fears that they may return before mornlnsr. as they are not satisfied that the. arrested men hale been removed. Sheriff Johnson and most of his deputies are far In the country districts looking for "suspects," police forbade them both. His dispatches to Count von-Buelow. the IaiperlaX Chancs!Jjr and to the heads of the German States were left unanswered. There Is no doubt that as late as Saturday Foreign Office officials con templated that Mr. Kruger would be re celled In Berlin to-morrow. Emperor Wil liam and Count von Buelow must have re eonsldertnl the original plan. It Is suggested that as Mr. Krugers Intention to come to Berlin was mooted In France, the Kaiser and his advisers may nave suspected a trap. !OT WELCOMC AT VIEXXA. London. Dec 4. "In response to a con fidential Inquiry as to whether Mr. Kruger would be welcomed here," sas the Vienna correspondent of tha Dally Mall, "a polite reply was returned to the effect that Em peror Francis Joseph had made other dispo sitions for the next few weeks." CACSEU KltLGEH TO WEEP. Paris, Dec S. A special dispatch from Cologne snys Mr. Kruger. after he had re ceived Emperor William's telegram, spoke as follows to a deputation styled "Friends cf the Boers": "I hope with all my heart that the cir cumstance which prevents his Majesty from receiving me to-day will become more fa vorable later. I shall never cease to have confidence In the spirit of Justice of the Emperor, who, without knowing me, sent me four years ago significant encourage ment. I shall stay some time at The Hague and will then renew my request, and this time the Emperor will not refuse." Mr. Kruger vat very sad and afterwards retired to his apartment In tears. HE FORGOT ALL ABOUT HIMSELF. Charles H. Maas Afflicted With a Lapse of Memory Now in the Hospital. Charles H. Maas, a varnlsher, of No. 23H Blair avenue, lias apparently lost memory of nearly everything concerning himself. J He was found yesterday moraine walking about Union Station in a dazed manner. He astonished people by asking them the most extraordinary questions, such as: "Where do I live? Where am I? How did I come here?" He did not act as If he were In sane, but seemed ns If he bad suddenly been bereft of memory and could not ac count for himself or his surroundings. Finally lie attracted the attention of the police at the station, and was sent to the City Hospital. At this place he was put in the observation ward. Whe'n questioned about himself he would say that his name was Charles H. Maas, but could go llttlo farther. "Where werp you last night?" was aske 1. "I think I was In St. Charles," va3 the Indefinite answer. "Do ou live. In St. Charles?" was another query. "I don't know." was the answer. "Some thing has happened to me, and my mind Is ns If it was full of mist. I don't know where 1 am now." After some time Maas said he thought he was married, but stated that he had not seen bid wife for so long he had almost forgotten her. Nothing else could be got out of him. His identity and address were established by two rent receipts which he had In his pockets, and which were made out to a local real estate company for a house at the number on Blair avenue. His wife was seen at this place last night. She said her husband had left home Sun day, saying he was going to collect HO Which was owed him. She cooM not conceive what had happened him to impair his memory. "However." said she, "I am not going to see him until he remembers that he is married," K.EJA.3D WORLD'S FAIR BILL ON HOUSE CALENDAR, No Opposition to It Has Developed, but There Is Said to Be Danger in Wasting Time. CONGRESS HAS MUCH TO DO. Disposition on the Part of Some Members to Defer Action on Tawner Bill Till the Local Snbscription Is Completed. The rifpuUle Ilurrau. Ktli Ft. anJ rennsUania Av. Washington. Dec. 3. The bill providing for the Tederal Government's participation In the SU Louis World's Fair of 1WJ is on the calendar of iIip House and yet to b considered as In committro of the whole. It wa reported by the special commltte May CS last. The Government has promised to assist the Talr by the expenditure of tt.ftO.O.O after $10,0,0 shall have been raised in St. Louis and tApended, hut the manner In which the National Government shall provide for its exhibits, remit customs du ties on foreign exhibits, advcrt:o the Fair abroad, and so forth, is covered in the hill reported by the Tuwney committee and which has not jet passed either house or Congress. .No Opiionltlou linn I)n t-tupnl. This bill may be called up In the Hou-e by unanimous consent, or. under suspn!cn of the rules, on certain las. Apparently there Is no opposition to th measure, but, from a talk with several leaders of tha House to-day. The Republic correspondent larned that there Is a general understand ing that the bill will not be called up until the K.000.OCU to 1 raised in St. Louis has been subscribed in full. A glance at some of the morn Important provisions of the bill, as amended by the committee, will show that early action on it is desirable. Section 2 provides that a non partisan commission be constituted, to con sin of nine Comm'.Fsicners, called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition Commlesion, to bi appointed within thirty dajs of th passage of the act: thrse Commissioners to Le called to meet In St. Loula within thir ty das of their appointment. I'rovUions of the mil. i After outlining the duties of the commis sion, the bill provide?. In section 9. tha: whenever the President of the United State shall be notified by tho commission that provision hai. been made for grounds and buildings nnd there has been filed with him, by the Exposition corporation, proof tLut not less than 10.W).Y), to be expended for the Fair, has been provided for, the President shall be authorized to proclaim the Fair through the State Department and shall invite foreign nations to take part :n the Talr and send representatives. When that has been done, section 14 prr v Ides for the exhibits to be sent lo St. Louis by the Governmei.t departments. While It is assumed that the Coverrmetit will take such part as will make the Fair the greatct the world lias seen, provision for this has jet to be made by Congress, either in the Tawny bill or some substl tu. In ary event there should be as little dclav as possible. The House leaders express themselvo as favorable to the mea-ure. but. as Mated, they nr not at all dltrosed to call it up until astirance has been received that the full JJ,M.f,'l has ben subscribed in St. Louis. It U S"U to be the wish of some friends of tho Fair that thU bill should be amended still further. This would take time In the Hou'e rind further discussion and amend ment might delay It again In the Senate. Necessity for Completing Local Work. With but a ten-weeks' potion and almost superhuman pressure from every quarter to get action upon bills, public and pri vate, it ""ill call for a scramble to .jet any special bill before the House, no matter what It" Important A measure of this jpag-iitude clearlv .s -id not te permitted to bu endangered b, analtlng the cloning days of Congress, wfctn the pressure ;or time will be at lis highest. At BC2.1 nt 'he Capitol, there Is but cne way to insure tho Government's full to operatli.i nn- Lie complete success of the Fair. That Is by completing promptly the St. Louis work, so that there may be no delay or mischance In the supplemental vi r to be done by Congress. The Govcrnmtnt's proml-e to expend $i 9J.O was a remarkable victory tor St. Icui. Uth-.T obstacles should stem allgnt ill comparison, but jtt there is a gieit deal of work to be accomplished In Wash ington, as well as at home. - 3T FOB BTTSIHSTIESS. MRS. OLIN CASTLE'S DYING STATEMENT MADE PUBLIC. Jessie Morrison Named as Her Slayer Graphic Account of the Struggle In teresting Day in Court. nnruBLio srnciAi.. Eldorado. Kas.. Dec 3. The following Is the exact copy of the dying statement made by Clara Wiley Castle after she had been told by the doctors that she could not live, now published for the first time: "I. Clara Castle, having lost all hope of recovery, and believing that my life Is of short duration, and that my death Is pend ing nnd very near, and. thus being In the presence of de-ath, I make the following statement ar.d declare It to be tho truth: "I was attending to my household duti on the morning of Juno 22. 1. when I Crst saw Jessie Morrison come In at our gate She came up to the door, our west door "Jessie came up to the door, and, hoIdlTg up a letter, asked roc if I had written tt. I told her I had not written It. Jessie th?n s-tarled to come In. I took hold of tbe screen. I Invited her in. I thought I woul 1 treat her as a lady. The screen was not fastened when she came to the door. I was standing In-idc the door. Jessie came in as I Invited her to do. I opened the screen and stepped back and sho came In and sat down on the lounge, on the north side of the room. I sat down In a chair on the west sid( of the room, by the window. "I then asked Jessie to let me see the letter, but she refuse-d to do so. Jessie then arked me if Olln and mclf were friends of hers. I told her that we were certainly not. Jessie aked me If I rem"m lifred when she came home from ExceNior Springs, that sho spoke to mc. that I did not speak. 1 said I had a good reason for not j-peaklng to her at that time. I toli her that I knew how she had been acting hid been running Into the store. She ald sho had not been In there but one dozen times. I told her further that she had In lted Olln out one nieht. and that another night she met him after he had been atoi'r house. "Jes.-ie at first dn!-d all that I told her, but findlrg that It was of no use, t-ho then ronfcsed It all. and then she said: 'Weil. jou may read the letter. A she said this she arose from the lounge, and. passing in front of me and to my right, looking out of the door, she- risked me If there was any ono about the house. I saw the letter In her left hand w hen she arose from the lounge. "The next thins 1 knew Jessie Morrison struck roe across the throat with a raior which she had in her right hand. I do not know where she took the razor from. I tried to defend mvself tho test I could from tho blows. I cut my fingers In trjlng to get the razor from her. I nlo screamed nil I could. Directly some one was trjlng to get Into the house. She was on top of me. She got off of me and cut herself in the throat ard arni3. I saw her do it. "I did not call Iit In from the street. I could not get the razor away from her. I did not cut her at all. She asked me soon after she came Into the house If there was any ono el-e about the hous. She asked me that question the second time. "I do not know how many times Jessie cut me or struck me with the razjr. but a great number of times. I had just finished sweeping when 1 f-aw Jessie at the g-te. Before sweejing I took the rugs to the board walk, where I cleaned them and left them. I do not know who fastened the screen, but presume I did, as I usually kept it closed. I make this as my dying state ment. An effort will be made by the prosecution to-morrow to introduce In evidence the clothe worn by Clara Wiley Castle at the time i-he was assaulted, and the above state ment. The defense will fight the Introduction of this evidence. Judge Shinn has ruled once that the clothes should not be admitted in evidence. (Signed) "CLAKA WILET CASTLE." CASTI.U OV THE ST.VvD. r.EPfuuc su-nciAi.. Wichita. Kas , Dec. 3. Jessie Morrison sat in the courtroom at Eldorado to-day and heard the secrets of her heart laid bare by the man for whose love sho is accused of killing his wife. Not a qulv er passed her lips aril her eyes never gave forth a tear. She was as com posed as she has been during the whole hearing. Castle, on the other hand, was pale and trembling. His voice quivered as he told the story of how Jessie Morrison played for his love and how" he spurned hr and told his wife the secrets which Miss Morri son confided in him. It was a dramatic .scuisa. Xfce saurtxooaa was Jammed with womer. They leaned for ward In their Eeats to catch every word of the testimony. Some of them mounted chairs to get better views of the prisoner and Castle. Castle was badly confused while giving his testimony. County Attorney Brumback questioned Castle, who was. the first witness on the ctand this morning. "Did you ever promise Jessie Morrison lo marry her?" asked the Iroecutlng Attor ney. "No. sir." said Castle. "Did you ever tell her that ou loved her?" "I rever did." answered the witness. Castle's Story. Castle thc-n told that he was engaged to marry Clara Wiley In August, 1SSS, und that be told Jessie Morrison of It. He "aid that they were clerks In the same store, but that she was discharged because she was too friendly with him. After she was dis charged sho camo to the store to see him several times, but he would have nothing to say to her. He said that she was u'ed to stopping him on the street, but that he always avoid ed her when possible. On tho night of June 11 she accostsl him on the street about 11 o'clock at night and took him by the sleeve. He says that he broke loose from her. She then took hold of his arms and said: "Walt a minute, I have some letters I want to show jou." He say that he grabbed her by the wrists and broke away and ran home. She was left standing in the dark alone. Castle was then eiuestioned about the let ters he had received from Miss MorrUon. He sas that she continued to write let ters to him after he quit taking her cut buggy riding, and for some time he never read any of them. Some of them he gave to Clara Wiley and never read himself. He used to take Jess.e Morrison out buggy riding, he said, during the earlj' part of his courtship, and they would ride pan the home of CIdra Wiley so as to make her Jealous. He said that Jessie Morrison did not en courage this nnd wanted to be on friendly terms with Miss Wiley. Jmlr .Morrlnoa'n Letter. After awhile, he said, he quit going with Jessie MorrUon, and soon after she went to Excelsior Springs to visit. TM was durfcg last winter. While she win there he received many letters from her. but tumid most of them over to Clara Wiley. In one of them she wrote: "I want jou to come and see mo Immedlatclj". You had better make good jour promised to me." He showed this letter to his sweetheart and It made her verj' mad. Some of her letters he aK showed to his mother. He testified to all this without being asked to tell it. He spoke with positivetiess. Once or twice during the telling Jessie Morrteon leaned on the arm of her father and whispered 'n his ear. She looked straight at Castle during his testimony-. "One t m Jrsst- Morrison made m a necktie and I gave It to my wife. She wore It and Jessie was very mad at me for it." Castle said that one morning a few daj-s before the murder occurred he riw Jessie Morrison neir hU house, and he told her that if she did not go away he would et his dogs onto her. She laughed at him. he fald. The cross-examination was not very lcngthj. as the attomejs for Jessie Morri son consider that his testimonj- will have more influence for her than against her. She will now. It is said, go on the stpnd and confirm the story of her trip to Excel sior Springs. M. S. Bentz testified this afternoon that ho had seen Jessie Mcrrlson lingering about the razor case In the racket store. Olln Castle aj recalled to the stand, and testified that he knew the rnzor that killed his wife vas brought to the Castle horn-; bj- Jes'le Morrison. H.it tie. Edith and Elva Golden testified that Jes3ie Morrison stood near the raur case in the racket store during her visits. George Surgett and Ada Appleton. other clerks, never saw her near the razor case John Stewart on the morning of the trng-edj- wore that he heard Jessie MorrLon saj-: "I have murdered Mrs. Castle. Get the doctor." W. T. Moraan on June 1 saw Jessie Mor rii)ii and Olln Castle talking, and hcjid Jessie :-ay. "itemember what I have said to jou." and she pointed her right forefinger at him. Senate Is Expected to Push the Subsidy Bill Through Within Ten Days House to Take Up Army Measure Great Press of Public Business. nrrrni.tf'-.rKi'is.i.. Washington. P-. 3. Willi vt-ry liitle flurry anil very little tniniting of tri umph, the last -e-siem of the llfty-slxth Coiifcies". which Is xi-.-clt-d to ratify the will of the ndniini'trnton on a half dorn qj'stloii" of tremendous Importance to the e.oJrttr met at noon to-dav. With'ti ten irlnutr att.r the formal tead l'g of the I'reiilnit'.s messie had be-ti cor.- I e' del. t .mmltt.-es of the Hm-e were rneet i lnir. nnd Senators were conferring on Impor t - ... . tiif-... t-i'lv er- repo't -o ." m a ij it- .i ;lv -.i 1 Th' re v.as i v.-rv bu,lre--Hke air alwvit t w' le PPKWI CR It trilli'ited i learlj ' ie tlgt t Krnsp the admlMstra'iop has upon i" mrr s The l.nrrid 'srio-s of 'he Mill tar ("imm.ti.e aiid tli as and Means i'"B m!t'' of the Hou-e to put :nto "nap ser.ily the urniv Increa'e aid revenue-re-dillon I .Its ,uid the plan of the Senator. tj pT"s forward th shlp-siib-I.lv- bill to morrow emmled one for all tae wurld of the tet'lig of signals ard tie spiking .Town " Tilfihes so. that a speiial 'rjip could h .ve the right of waj !! n:i: cnT.tiM:u .vi M ItrilltKS. Preid nt Mi-Kinlev's me-.i!;e .Jiitalne.l no v-nui-ri. How gicat a part tb United States Governor nt is playing .imov tie v.irld Powers Is t-hown by the 'a" Hist at least one-half of th meige Is devote 1 to a discussion of forelsn affair-. The Chlnee problem comes firt. The President gives a erj- elaborate discusion of the troubles In China, concluding with the official statement that Russia has made a sjgg vicn that. In case the PJwers should rot agree as tc tnrferrnltle". th whole mat ter be relegated to the Arbitration Court at The Ha sue. President McKIr.Iey declares that he 1 favorably Inclined toward It. be lievirg that reference to the high tribunal would be conducive to the stabllltj- and prosperity cf China, as well as a benefit to the Powers. The government of the Philippines, the AIaSan boundary, the recent dispute with Turkej- and various matters concerning the South American Republics are all touched upon. Action on the reciprocity treaties Is urged, and the President makes a threaten ing gesture toward those nations that may take action to the detriment of American trade, indicating reprisals. -WORD OF PRAISE FOR SHIP sLUSIDY BILL. Great projects low before Congress, whirh are closely allied to expansion, are favored I bj- the President. The ship-subsidy bill has a. word ex praise. Congress Is urged to pro vide a standing army of 5000 men, which may be enlarged at the discretion of the President to 100,00. The construction ot a Pacific cable is urged. The great Increases in the navy asked for by Secretary Long are recommended. The President recommends that Congress further amend the currency bill to insure the continued parity, under all conditions, between silver and gold. The first intimation that the message would contain such a recommendation was printed In these dis patches to The Republic more than a week ago. The satisfactory condition of the Treasury Is made a matter of congratula tion. President McKinley recommends that the war tax be reduced OCO.OW, and he also urges Congress to beware of plunging Into extravagance In this era of business actlv-Itj- and opportunity. The term he uses on this point Is that Congress should exercise "wise cconomj-." EVANSTON, ILL. GIRL TO WED A BISMARCK. 31Ns Irene Woodward Is Engaged to Lieutenant Frederick, Grand- miii of the Chancellor. KrPL'IlMC SPECIAL. Chicago, ill.. Dec. 3. The engagement of Miss Irene Woodward of Evanston to Lieu tenant Frederick Bismarck, grandson of Prince Blsmarek, ar.d an officer In the Ger man Imperial Arm-, has leaked out, and 1' keeping society circles In the north shore suburb on the qui vive. Miss Woodward. In company with her mother, was In I'ekin last sjmmer during tho siege of the cltj- by the Chinese troops, and It was while there that she met Lieu tenant Bismarck The Woodwards were gu't3 of United States Minister Conger and the you.ig Ger man officer was among thcee who were most lrequentlj- entertained at the Amer ican headquarter?. The troth was plithed just before Ml Woodward's departure for home. Miss Woodward Is the joungest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 51. S. Woodward, pjid is proml rent in the jcunger social set ot Evanstsn. Lieutenant Bismarck is 23 years old and one of the most promising officers in the German armj-. It Is said that he has in herited uianj- cf the strong military iml Itles of his ancestors and is a favorite Tlth the German Emperor. He lately camo Into possession of a large estate In Germany left bj- his father. CADET OSCAR B00Z IS DEAD. Father Claims His Last Illness Was Due to Went Point Hazing. REPCBUC PPRCIAI.. Philadelphia, Dec. S. Oscar L. Booz. a former cadet at West Point Military Acad emy, who had been lj-ing at the point ot death at his home In Bristol. Pa., suffering from Injuries which, his parents allege, were the result of hazing at the academy more than two jears ago. died to-day in great agonj-. Tile cause eif death wa throat consump tion. It Is alleged by the jour.g man's fa ther that tabasco sauce was toured down his son's throat. The father aljo alleges that red pepper was thrown in his eyes, hot grease poured on his bare feet, a tooth knocked out and other fiendish tortures in dulged in. Sr.ortly after thU. tho father saj-s. Osc-ir, because of hist piijsical condition, was com pelled to resign his cadttshlpi The young man stcadllj- grew worse, but never would divulge the names of the cadets who ill treated him. Hi parents told him It was his duty to tell, but, his only answer was: "I went there expctlni? n take whatever medicine should he given, and it would not be right to complain against the ther bojs." .When asked regarding the probability ot President McKinley ha not lost sisht of the ft that he was e'ected by Democrat! ai well as IVpuVlean votes, and his ap pointment of Arbitration Commissioners for The Hague width Is announced In his mes sage, shows that h has s!ecte.l two Re publicans and two Democrats. The Repub licans are former President Benjamin Har rison and Attorney General Griggs. The Democrats are rhlef Justice Melville W. Fuller and Georve Gray of Delaware. SI'KIIAI. 1llt.K OX CtVtl, I'HfljnCT. - -i ,.-ii .- iv ..!- . frp" - f hro.:" structlon of a cana. across ine istii.nus ut Crural Arrrrna Is .ry br'ef yet very rpucri to th point. It I- understood that li will rend In a -pecial message on this sub ject, which will mbolj- the report rf the Isthmian '"anal Corrm's-s'on. The special message. It i- said, will strongly urge, not onlj- the ralificat on cf the Hay-Pauncefote treat j', for which the President Is Inces s.tntlj and Insistently pressing, but also the parage c f the Nicaragua Canal bill. Th facts its stated In the eommisslunS report brar In favor of the construction of the Nicaragua Canal in the absence of guaran tees from the Panama companj- that ths United States can be given f'Jll control of th- Parama Canal ATTI-U III: OF THE IUIMOCKVT.n IS PLtlT. Too plain to be misunderstood Is the atti tude of the Democrats with reference to th Republican programme. It is not expectetd, that there will te even a vigorous opposi tion to any of the administration's meas ures. Senator Jones, chairman of the Na tional Democratic Committee, apparently Is disgusted. Representatives of the Democ racy of both houses frankly admit that It will be difficult to get the Democrats to line up In order to make a fight. Democrats met in caucus to-night on the armj- bill. Thev- could not agree on any programme. They adjourned without takirg any action. If the administration needs Democratic votes It will set them. Eaih Democrat is hi? own leader. There Is a well-defined movement to mak tte cut in internal revenue War taxes JTO. tW.COO. or Ju3t twice what the President vants. Senators who are working to reduce the beer ard cigar taxes have been power fully re-enforced br the appointment of -Representative Babcock on the Ways and, Means Committee. Mr. Babcock represents the Milwaukee brewer SENATE TO PISn THE SUBSIDY It I LI.. It was decided by the Senate Steering Committee late this evening that the ship subsidy bill should be taken up to-morrow and pressed. A motion to that effect will be made by Senator Frye, and If It Is car ried, the shipping bill will take precedence over everything else in the Senate, and Mr. Frje will maks a. speech explaining the bill. It Is believed by the friends of th bill that it can bet passed within ten days. Senator Hanna said to-night that he be lieves Senator Frye's speech will be aU th argument the Republicans need, and that the chief opposition to the bill Is due to the fact that It Is not fully understood. Republican Senate leaders also agreed that all the time of the secret sessions shall ba devoted to the consideration of the Hay Fauncefote treaty until a vote Is had. Ther wll be no vote on the Nicaragua bill until the treatj is out of the way. The report of the Isthmian CiK' Com rrlsslon will be before the Senate Nicaragua, Canal Committee at 10 o'clock to-morrow, and the legislative pace will be very swlfft until the Christmas holidays. .. LEADING TOPICS a TO-DAY'S REPUBLIC For Missouri Cloudy Tuesdays probably rain la aoalaeast parties,! Wednesday, fair; aorta to west Triads. For IlIInolH Local rata Tnesdayi Wednesday, falrj north -winds. For Arkansas Fair Taesday a 'Wednesday; northerly Triads. Page. Vf 1. Texas Fiends Burn Their Victim, Opening of Congress. World's Fair BUI on House Calends. ' , Mrs. Castle's Dj ing Statement. Kruger'a Mission Regarded as a Fafiurtv. 2. Chinese Governor Tortured Prisonera, , Denies That Flory Can Hold Over. Has. a Record for Shooting: Burglsrm, i Klrkwood Has a Saloon. 3. Fair Workers Will Report to-XUrht, Increased Army Appropriation Asked. Didn't Want Street Widened. " Quarter-Million a Tear to Live On. Temperance Workers in Session. Prisoner Had Fortune In Jewels. 4. The President's Message to Conyrssa, 3 6. Comment on the Message. " Municipal Counselors to Meet To-Daft 7. Race-Track Results. Sporting News. 5. EdltortaL The Stage. Events In Society. 3. Illinois1 Assessment Denounced. The Railroads. Big Boiler Blown Into Moving; Train. 10. Republic Want Advertisements. Record ot Births, Marriages. Deaths. 11. Republic Want Advertisements. New Corporations. Weather Report, 12. Grain and Produce. Cattle Sales. 13. Financiil News. U. Burglar's Call on the Weather Man. Rumor of Changes In Transit Company. Big Increase in Hospital Fund. steps, being taken against the Government, or the West Point official?, a sister of the young man said to-day that as no one had been named as the guilty person, no further action would be taken in the matter. ANOTHER ADVANCE IN EGGS. Prices at Chicago Are Put Up One Cent a Dozen. Chicago. Dec. C Eggs scored another ad- -ance of 1 cent a dozen to-day owing to a rcarcity in the market. Stocks of cold-storage eggs are now only 1J0.1KO cases. At taa present rate of consumption this to las toaa tws months' supf by. , - f . 'iWii. i-iAriffcTtrr i,r .. - vi. . i.SJ0.'.; .AVaft?-uir-i ..&. VjUfcJrfifc- x AfcJ-, jrJfvSZ. .v.MiaKftm$!H ty?