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1BI UBLICAH. Thoi G Alvord Jr 0 Sup lr DP Library of Goiigrai. TENTH YE All . PHCENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MOKNING, NOVEMBER 19, 1899. VOL. X. NO. 184. HE ZONA STRUGGLE IS COMING The British Expect a Tough Time at Togcla Crossing STIFFES'T JOB OF THE WAR England Sees rrcouragi men! in the Present Situation and at the Same T me rinds Ground for Apprehension German Mili tary Critic Revltws the Opera tions of Doth Sides. London, Nov. 18. The latest news from 'the seat of war in South Africa is, from one point of view, favorable to the British, showing that Kimberley is able to hold her own against the Boers and that Estcourt is in a posi tion to brat back an attack by the Boer forces now facing it. On the other hand, advices pay testimony to the ceaseless activity of the burghers of the Free State frontier and their de termination to cut off relief for Lady smith and, if possible, to isolate or cap ture Estcourt, which is the nearest town to Ladysmith still held by the British. A number of small Boer commandos from the east and west are converging on Estcourt and the railroad Just south of that place. The Boers already ag gregate at least 2,000, with a few guns, which they evidently, from the en trenchments they are throwing up, mean to mount on the hills dominating any advance north from Estcourt, where General Hildyard Is still com manding. Even with the strong relief column now hurrying up from Durban, the British will have a tough Job to pierce the Boer forces thrown across the roads to Ladysmith, while the crossing of the Tugela river on pon toon bridges in the face of the Boer artillery and rifles fired from the north ern ridges commanding the river will probably prove one of the stiffest en terprises of the war. From, the Free State frontier comes news that reinforcements are rapidly arriving at the Orange river camp, where Lord Methuen is hurriedly pre paring to push a relief force on to Kim berley. The Scots Guards arrived from Capetown on Thursday and the relief force ought now to be almost strong enough to tackle the Boers be sieging the town. BOERS ANNEXING TOWNS. Orange River, Cape Colony, Wednes day, November 15. General Methuen has decided that the Kimberley relief column is to march in as light order as possible. Small bands of Boers are roaming in Griqualand, west, annexing towns without opjKJsition. They have already taken possession of Barkley West and Douglas. A few police were captured at both places. The Boers appointed landrosts in each town. ATTACK ON ESTCOURT. Estcourt, Nov. 18. At 10 o'clock this morning the Boers attempted to rush Estcourt, but one shot from our naval gun and several long range volleys fired by the Dublin Fusileers sent them back precipitately. The Boers had several guns posted on the surrounding kopjes, but our naval men apparently aston ished them and their guns were with drawn. GERMAN MILITART VIEW. Berlin, Nov. 18. A military writer in the Kreuz Zeitung, reviewing the Transvaal situation, says: "That the Boers neglect to utilize their advan tages after Nicholson's Nek argues ill for their military ability. But the atti tude of the British troops in a number of recent engagements, according to the English accounts. Is nothing to brag about. The discipline seems poor." Continuing, the writer says he be lieves the British will hereafter ad vance in a compact march numerically superior to the Boers, whose tactics have hitherto been to split up their forces, and he thinks that this will tell against the latter. As to the outcome of the war, the writer thinks it is by no means cerain. as the enormous size of the seat of war makes a guerrilla war likely. The Hamburghrr Nachrirhten ex pressed similar views. In the Vossische Zeitung an ex-officer of the general staff says: "The history of past wars and the deliberate weighing of all known facts and factors do not 8iem to give a bad forecast for the cause of the doughty Boers, in spite of the im mense superiority against them." Owing to British censorship hardly any cable reports from the seat of war have yet reached German papers. This week the first mail accounts of events to and Including Glencoe were received. These, however, do not contain any thing materially different from the Britten cable reports. Tlio sympathies of the Germans are strikingly shown in the large number of popular subscrip tions for the aid of the wounded Boers. BLUE AND CRIMSON Played Each Other to a Stand Still cn Soldiers Pit Id. Cambridge, Mass., Nov. 18. In a whirlwind of excitement simply heart breaking in its intensity, the Harvard Tale game on Soldiers' field this after noon ended without a score. Tale had played Harvard to a stand still, then Harvard. rallied to one of the grandest finishes ever seen on the gridiron, and after it missed a try at the goal the immense crowd swarmed down from the seats to where the players were cheering their opponents. The famous foot ball game on the same field in 1897 had been re peated and Tale, by her superb de fense, had held the much boasted Har vard attack. The contest was a bril liant one from start to finish and from the blowing of the first whistle to the sounding of the last, the result was in doubt. Harvard, 0; Tale, 0. THE TIGEKS WON. Princeton, N. J., Nov. 18. In a close and exciting game Princeton defeated Washington and Jefferson here today by a. score of six to nothing. o GEN. MILES AT TUCSON Invitations Sent Out to the Recep. lion Today. General Nelson A. Miles is expected to arrive this morning at Tucson, where elaborate preparations are made for his reception and entertainment by the Pioneers, of which organization he is a member. The general was elected to that organization in the latter half of the eighties, when he was making his headquarters at Fort Lowell while engaged in rounding up Geronimo and his gang. When the work was done Tucson presented the general a hand some sword and since then he is held in the old pueblo to be the greatest gen eral of his times. The warmth of sen timent is reciprocated, so that while making his western tour, mainly for the purpose of inspecting the defenses at San Francisco, he was easily in duced to revise his itinerary so as to spend one day at Tucson. Invitations have been sent out to ! prominent officials and citizens of the . territory to be present and assist in ' the entertainment of the distinguished guest. Invitations, were received yes terday by Governor Murphy, Chief Justice Street and Judge Frank Cox and their wives to attend the recep , tion. The invitations came from Dr. Mark Rogers, master of ceremonies on ' behalf of the Elks. Governor Murphy had Just returned from Tucson and was overwhelmed by official business. Judge Cox and Chief Justice Street were also prevented by other engage ments from accepting the invitation. It was hoped that General Miles might arrange his Journey so as to visit Phoenix and Prescott. and it is possible that such an arrangement may be made today. MINERS' STRIKE. Indianapolis. Ind., Nov. IS The ex cc-utive board of the United Mine Workers has voted to order a general strike of miners in the southwest un less the railroad and coal companies consider the demands' made by the or ganization. AN ARIZONA POSTMASTER. Washington, Nov. 18. (Special.) George W. Bryan of Phoenix has been appointed postmaster at Pinedale, vice Mrs. Anna Dalton, resigned. A PERILOUS VOYAGE County Recorder Sheridan In What' back Terry Boat. Several wagon loads of Phoenicians drove over to Tempe on Friday night to attend the ball given by the Rebekah lodge of that city. Among the turn outs was one rig which was fortunate in having County Recorder F. W. Sher idan for a conductor. Mr. Sheridan's utter Incompetence made his selection for the office the more interesting, but the. fortunate part of it was that when they reached the river he was super seded In his official capacity by Mrs. Sheridan. It chanced that the river was up, but they were determined to cross anyway. Mr. Sheridan in his landlubber ignorance did not know enough to unhitch the team and lead them across while the craft which was thoroughly seaworthy rode the waves at its own sweet will. He thought he would utilize the team as a screw pro peller, so he drove in. The vessel drifted around stern fore most and struck a sand bar about two points to leeward, starboard beam kiss ing the brine and the bow up in the air, while the propellers held by the breast-straps, were sawing the air. At this Juncture the passengers mu tinied and Mrs. Sheridan was placed on the bridge, while F. W. was ordered to man the lifeboat if he could find one, and if not. to take to the water and swim to shore with the ladies on his back. He said it was the first time he ever took water in his life, but he did it bravely and landed, as he suposed, the whole passenger list and the ship's log. and was going back after treasure when it. was discovered that the cap tain (Mrs. Sheridan) was still pacing the bridge. His attention was called to this fact, but he cooly replied that "a brave captain is suposed to go down with the ship." UMPIREDBYROOTERS Unfortunate feature of Yes terday's foot Ball Game. Normals Beat Indians by a Score or 6 to 5 -The Crowd Said the Aborigines Were Couquertd by Uninformed Officials. A large crowd witnessed the second game of foot ball between the normal team and the Indians at the Phoenix park yesterday afternoon. The Indian school band played on the streets be fore leaving for the park and the music attracted a large number. Besides, there is a growing Interest in foot ball in Phoenix, and this is but the begin ning of a large number of games scheduled by the league managers. The day was perfect, the sky being cleared of clouds and the sun was not so warm that it was uncomfortable to stand on the side-lines during the progress of the game. The grand stand was filled at the start of the game, but when the contest began to wax warm excited young men piled over the railing and pressed toward the side-lines, much to the inconvenience of the players. The park contained a large number of car riages, and the whole attendance was (between 800 and 1,000. It was the largest turnout of the season. The game of itself was a very good exhibition of foot ball and at times was extremely exciting. During the first half the normal's play was very ragged, and if it had not been for the individual efforts of Shute, Haigler and Stelz reide they would have been badly beaten. The Indian school team dis played very clever team work, and were aggressive and snappy all through the game. They are fortunate in having two very fast halfbacks, who made several brilliant runs. Unfor tunately the game was seriously marred by the miserable work of the officials. It is to be wondered that they should have had the audacity to umpire and referee the game with as little knowl edge of it as they displayed. It would have been better had they spent the morning studying instead of delaying the game by retiring to the side-lines i to read the rules. !'''" THE GAME IN DETAIL. At 2:30 the referee's whistle sounded shrilly across the field. The Indian , team appeared from the upper corner of the field to the accompaniment of the- discordant tooting of the brass horns of the Indian band, while from the opposite side came the normals, cheered on by their resounding college yell. The normals won the toss, taking the : east goal. The Indians kicked off, and the ball was caught by Goodwin, who was downed in his tracks on the 15 yard line. Shute tried the right end for a gain of three yards. HaigW then took the ball for no gain. A tan dem play followed, but the Indians tore it to pieces in good shape, stopping it without gain. Sigala tried the end for a yard and the Indians got the ball on downs. T- advanced the ball four yards by a slow pass play. Buck then made the only touchdown for the In dians by a brilliant run of twenty yards around the right end. The ball was taken out for a trial at goal and Buck missed what should have been an easy kick. Score, 5 to 0 for the Indians. The teams lined up in the center of the field and Woolf kicked off for the normals, Sylva making a pretty catch and running fifteen yards before be ing downed by Goodwin. A run by Buck netted the Indians three yards. Shute got in on the next play and downed Enos behind the line, which cost the Indians seven yards. The In dians made a number of short gains, using their ends and revolving wedge plays. Buck lost three yards by a bad fumble and it was the third down, with six yards to gain. Enos punted and Carter muffed the ball, but Woolf dropped on it and it was the normal's ball on the 25-yard line. Stelzreide gained four yards, Shute went through the center for two, and Stelzreide tried it again for no gain. Stelzreide punted the ball out of dan ger and it was muffed by Enos. The ball went down on the 40-yard line. The Indians tried a slow pass through tackle for a yard. Buck tried to run with the ball, but Goodwin broke through and stopped him behind the line, making one of the prettiest tackles of the game. Cochrane tried a kick and sent the ball straight up In the air for no gain. The normals took the ball on their 40-yard line and tried Haigler for two yards. Haigler and Shute both got the ball, but failed to advance it. Stelzreide punted for forty-five yards, Buck catching it and making a pretty twenty-yard run be fore he was downed. The Indians then tried the revolving wedge and end and tackle plays for small gains. The nor mals for the first time seemed to have really wakened up. and commenced to play fiercely. Buck ran for two yards, but the Indians were called back for off-side playing. Buck tried it again, but this time was stopped short, with three yards to gain. Coch rane tried a slow pass, but failed to gain the distance, and it was the nor mal's ball on downs. The normals used a slow pass to Shute, who made a small gain. Stelz reide tried to go through the guard, but failed, the Indians taking the ball. Burk gained four yards and then came a brilliant end run, which, to the au dience, was the most attractive and ex citing feature of the game. Eurlt took the ball, and behind clever interference, went around Carter's end, dodging the tackles, and was only downed after a run of twenty-five yards. Buck then took the ball around Goodwin's end for five yards. The Indians tried their backs several times, but failed to gain ground, and Enos was forced to kick for forty yards. The normal man fum bled the ball and it was caught by Duncan, who was downed cleverly by Shute. Shute then did some brilliant work, stopping the Indians twive be hind the line. Again Burk broke away from the crowd and was stopped by Stelzreide after he had put fifteen yards to the credit! of the Indians. Buck, gained five yards, but the Indians were brought back, as the umpire had called time. They then tried the revolving wedge, and Sylva went around the right end for twelve yards, being stopped by Stelzreide. Enos was downed behind the line, losing four yards. Time was then called, ending the first half. Second half. The normals kicked off; Buck catching the ball on the 5-yard line and passing it to Burk, who made a twenty-yard run. The Indians made a number of small gains and Enos then made a twelve-yard run behind splen did interference. Shute was badly knocked out in attempting to break up the play, but he soon recovered con sciousness and the game was resumed. The Indians used their ends and halves for small gains, and Sylva got the ball for a twenty-yard run. He was stopped by Stelzreide, who made one of the prettiest tackles of the game. The In dians tried several trick plays, but failed to gain, the normals getting the ball on their 20-yard line. The normals tried a slow pass for four yards, then a tandem play, but lost three. Again they tried a tandem, but made no gains. Stelzreide punted for thirty yards, but the Indian man made a fine catch and a long run, so that the normals only gained five yards by the play. The Indians proceeded to rip things up, sending the halfback through the guards and Burk around the end for ten yards, but they lost the distance gained by Burk striking the man who attempted to tackle him. Buck ran for five yards and was downed by Woolf. The Indians ad vanced the ball by short rushes, using guard and tackle plays. Burk fumbled the ball and lost ten yards, but the teams were called back for offside playing. The Indians were directly in front of the goal and Cochrane, calling his ends back, gave the signal for a drop kick. The ball left Enos' foot and sailed like a base ball from Hogan's bat directly over the goal. It was one of the hand somest goals from the field ever seen on the Phoenix grounds. It did not oc cur to either the umpire or the referee that this was anything other than a drop kick until some of the officious and too partisan rooters for the nor mal team set up a howl that Enos had punted the ball. The referee frankly admitted that he did' not see the kick, and though the umpire and the two linesmen, to whom the decision should have been left under the rules, decided that It was clearly a drop kick, he took the decision from them, and to the dis gust of a majority of the spectators called it a touchback. By his rank Judgment he robbed the Indian school of a game which it had fairly won, and it is greatly to the credit of that team that the members were men enough to continue the game which they were playing against such tre mendous odds. An umpire should gov ern his decision according to what he sees and should not be influenced by rooters, no matter how pressing their demands are. From this point the Indians appeared to lose interest in the game, and were steadily forced -down the field to their 20-yard line, where Stelzreide was forced to kick. The ball dropped inside the goal and Haigler fell upon it, claim ing a touchdown, which was not al lowed. With three minutes to play, the Indians kicked out and the ball went down to the normal's 25-yard Jine. The normals made a number of short gains, using tandem plays, and were given fifteen yards for an offside play by the Indians. The Indians got the ball on downs and Enos kicked for thirty yards. Stelzreide caught the ball, but was downed by Sylva. In the last half minute of play Stelzreide made a run of thirty ards. making a touch down for the normals, from which Haigler kicked a goal, leaving the score 6 to 5 in favor of the normals. Superintendent McCowan stated to (Continued on Eighth Page.) RUSSIA AND JAPAN United States Need Not Be Involved in Difficulty. Our Interests are Entirely Commr r- j cial Tne Dispute as to Terri I torv Docs Nat Conrrrn Thi Country. Washington, Nov. 18. The harmony of interests between the United States, Great Britain and Japan in the far east ! and the co-operation between Great Britain and the United States will not necessarily involve this country with Russia should there be a Japanese Russian war. The threatened encroach ments of Russia, while Jeopardizing the interests of Great Britain and Ja pan, under whatever conditions they may be made, might be so conducted as not to demand any protest or resist ance on the part of the United States. Whether or not the United States would become involved would depend upon the attitude of Russia herself. The state department takes a practical, not a sentimental, view of the eastern complications. It is held that our in terests in the orient are commercial, not territorial, and that if all our com mercial privileges are secured we w-Ill not be concerned in any controversy over territory. This may be the point at which both Great Britain and Ja pan will be disappointed in this govern ment, but It is not the intention to ex tend our co-operation beyond where the mutual interests coincide. The per manent establishment of an open door in China, no matter what power may exercise Influence or control over the territory, is the alpha and omega of the American Chinese policy. In any encroachment on the part of Russia made in defiance of and to the Injury of this policy the United States may become involved, together with Great Britain and Japan, in resisting such encroachments. On the other hand, if the agreement proposed by the United States for a permanent open door to China, under whatever terri torial adjustment there may be, is J signed by the powers, including Rus sia, it is not anticipated that we would feel any concern about the establish ment of "spheres of influence" by any of the powers, and if the other powers had to fight over the matter it would be a fight among themselves. , Sentiment might incline this govern ment toward Great Britain in any trouble she might have with any pow er, and our interest in Japan would hardly admit of its subjugation by any power. Co-operation with those na tions to a certain extent to preserve common interests might present a temptation to be sentimental and to carry the friendship welded by such as sociation to the greatest extreme. But the example set by Washington in dealing with France has not been for gotten in the state department, nor is it there disapproved of. The Chinese question is held to be a commercial question, the interest of each nation being to look out for its own commer cial interests, those acting together be ing influenced by harmony interest, rather than from natural affiliation, and co-operation cannot extend beyond the common interests. In all things, however, that bear directly or indirect ly upon these common interests the co operation may extend. The proposition made to the powers, through our ambassadors, was to put into a permanent binding form the agreements readily made verbally that any establishment of authority by a foreign power over Chinese territory must be with the reservation that the open door must still be retained, with out any power on the part of the gov ernment assuming control to increase duties and place any sort of burdens upon trade and commerce within the territory. If Russia and the other powers sign such an agreement, it is not anticipat ed that there will be any occasion for this government to become involved in disputes over Chinese territory. Of course, such an agreement might be made and afterward broken, but confi dence is felt in the ability of the Unit ed States to enforce observance oft treaty obligations. Such is described as the attitude of this government toward territorial en croachments in China. It does not mean, however, that we would say to Russia or any other power, that it might do absolutely as it pleased with all our friends, so long as it did not hit us directly. The advantage we desir.e to have secured is universal among the powers and not limited to ourselves. CHICAGO IRISH SOCIETIES. Chicago, Nov. 18. Arrangements are completed by the officers of the Uniteu Irish societies of Chicago and Cook county for the big Boer sympathy mass meeting to be held at Central Music hall tonight. Ex-Congressman John F. Finertu, president of the organization, will call the meeting to order, and Con gressman George P. Foster will act as chairman. I Prominent among the- invited speak- , ers are Senator William E. Mason, . Father George Heldmann, John Van der Poel and Representative C. J. Be-'linski. BANK PRESIDENT CONVICT. Kansas City. Mo., Nov. 18. David V. Rieger, former president of the Mis souri National bank, which failed in : November, 1S96, owing depositors a i million and a half dollars was today 1 found guilty of misapplying bank funds j and sentenced by Judge Adams of j St. Louis to six years in the peniten- ; tiary. SCHLET'S ORDERS-. Washington, Nov. IS. Final sailing orders to Rear Admiral Schley are be- : ing withheld In order that they may be I issued by Secretary Long himself. The secretary is expected to arrive in Washington from Colorado tonight or I tomorrow. Therefore the orders may be issued Monday. ARIZONA CATTLE. Monterey, Cal., Nov. 18. David Jacks, a millionaire land owner of Monterey, is restocking his cattle ranges in this county, a thing no stock raiser of this section has been able to do for several years past. Mr. Jacks Just had shippc! 1,000 head of cattle from Tucson, Ari zona. THE SUSPECTED PLAGUE. New Tork, Nov. 18. The British steamer J. W. Taylor from Santos is detained at quarantine ' under suspi cion of having the Bubonic plague among the crew. One of the crew died on the voyage. BRONCO RIDERS COMING Volunteers for the Indian a.d Cow boy Carnival. The bronco riders are wide awake to the fact that the Indian and Cowboy carnival will be a genuine wild west show, in which the skillful horseman will be a prominent feature. W. E. , Scott, writing from Ash Fork, an ; nounces that he will be one of those to j enter the lists and promises to make it : lively for the other bronco riders. In I this as well as everything else the old saying goes, "The more, the merrier," and Mr. Scott will undoubtedly con- tribute to the merriment of the occa sion. The attendance of a goodly number of Navajo Indians from Manuelito, N. M., is practically assured. These fine specimens of the American red men will bring their saddles with them and participate in the big parade on Mon day, December 4. They will also bring 1 with them their native looms and give : each day an exhibition of the manu facture of the Navajo blanket. The ' party will be under the charge of a member of the firm of Cronemeyer & i Schember, who will accompany the Navajos to the carnival. The trip will be quite an event for the Navajos, as the letter received by the carnival as sociation fro mthe gentlemen named says they have never been away from home. The following cash items were' re ; ceived yesterday by the carnival asso ; elation: Lawrence & Clark, $25; Wal- ter Hill, $20; D. L. Muray. $25; L. Graf, $5; John Gregg, $10; N. P. McCallum. i$15. Members of the executive and build I ings and grounds committees are re quested to bear in mind the meeting of these two committees on Monday af ternoon, the former at 2 o'clock and the latter at 3 o'clock, on Tuesday "Qf ternoon. The programme committee will meet at 2 o'clock on Tuesday after noon. All these meetings will be held at the board of trade room. v THEY WAITCD POR US A rillplno Town Where the Ameri cans Were Welcomed. Washington, Nov. 18. Two dispatches received at the war department from General Otis today give the details of the advance of Lawton and MacArthur. General MacArthur yesterday pushed his advance to Paniqui, a few miles be yond. The inhabitants remained in their houses receiving the troops hos pitably, the first instance during the entire advance from San Fernando. The railroad is intact. Nothing has been heard from General Lawton, as the telegraph line is only orking to San Jose, south of Can t . and, and thirty-five miles east of jug. His cavalry was reported yest ay at Bay ambong railroad station, south of Da gupan. Reinforcements and supplies leave here for San Fabian. Wheaton's headquarters, tonight. The indications are that the insurgent troops are wide ly scattered, some retreating into west tern Luzon in the province of Sambeles. o DEATH FOR A DESERTER. Omaha, Neb., Nov. 18. Corporal Faire and a privatesoldler of the Tenth Infantry, pursuing two deserters from Fort Crook, overtook one of them, Sam uel .Morgan, at La Platte last night. He refused to halt when ordered and Faire and his companion both fired. Morgan dropped, mortally wounded, and died in a few minutes. CHICAGO CANAL STRIKE. i I Joliet, 111., Nov. 18. A strike was be ' gun today by 200 of the men employed i on the Chicago drainage canal near I Joliet. The men had been getting ll.u ' per day and now demand $2.00, Sdearmond a leader RepresentatiYe Benton Talks of His Qualifications. WILL NOT PRESS FOR PLACE His Colleagues rrom Missouri Will Nevertheless Make Strong PuM to Land Him at the Head of the House Minority In tne Coming Congress-He Is ralrntlnded and Thoroughly Capable. Washington, Nov. 18. Representa tive Benton of Neosho, Mo., who is In Washington this morning, and has tak en a residence for the winter at 1723 Q street. Mr. Benton reports business in his section as prosperous, although just now the zinc miners complain that the smelters are forcing down the prices for their product. He is not dis couraged with the prospects of the na tional democracy, but believes that Bryan has gained strength steadily, and will be elected president in 1900. He says the prospects are good for Judge De Armond receiving the caucus nomi nation for speaker of the house. "We Missourians are for Judge De Armond for leader of the minority up on the floor of the house. He is cool, well poised, a well informed politician, a splendid lawyer, and a fair man. who would treat all members of the minor ity with courtesy and fairness, and he would make an excellent leader. There is no one in the party in congress bet ter equipped. I understand that Mr, De Armond is not a candidate, in the sense of pressing himself for the place, but his friends feel that his qualifica tions and long service in congress make him the man for it. We need not only a man with great courage, which he has, but we need also a man of great ability and tact, and we know that De Armond possesses these qual ities." . Speaking of the recent election. Mr. Benton said: "In Ohio I never had hope of demo cratic success. For a dozen years the average republican majority has been more than 40,000. It Is the home of the national committee. Of course they appealed to party sentiment to sustain them, and the contest for governor was largely a personal canvass against Hanna on the one side and against Mc Lean on the other. The platform and the mooted questions on which the two parties will divide next year did not. and could not, well come to the front. The Jones vote came largely from dis satisfied men on either side, . and it turned out that we were much the heavier sufferers. "Maryland returned to the demo cratic column, as might be expected when the full democratic strength is polled. ,There is little doubt that it will remain democratic. Nebraska was a clear-cut fight on national issues. The only advantage we had was In the strong personality of Mi! Bryan, which added some votes to the democrats. The result indicates that the people of Nebraska will stand squarely on the Chicago platform. The fact that Bhe had soldiers in the Philippine does not make her in favor of imperialism. "Altogether, my observation has been that Mr. Bryan has grown before the public. Three or four years ago he was regarded as a magnificent orator and of fine personal presence, but there was a large class who considered him mere ly an attractive talker. They feared he would be controlled by what they i termed a lot of 'wild asses' if he be came president. These men now are convinced that Mr. Bryan is a safe And sound statesman, as well as a great orator and persuasive man. "In the campaign next fall the ques tions will not be confined to a few states. The republican party cannot concentrate its forces. I look to see every state of the south support the Chicago platform, which will be re adoj ted undoubtedly, and nearly every statj west of the Missouri river, and I regard Indiana and New Tork as prob ably democratic next year. This fall there was no contest except in Ohio, Nebraska, Maryland and Kentucky. In two of these, Kentucky and Ohio, the fight was largely personal. In the other two democratic strength was shown clearly, and I am confident that in a general election Mr. McKlnley'a foreign policy will receive severe criti cism." CHAMBERS RESIGNS. Washington, Nov. 18. Chief Justice Chambers of Samoa has resigned aud his resignation has been accepted. THE NAVAJO RESERVATION. Washington, Nov. 18. Agent Hayx lett has telegraphed the Indian Bureau he has Just returned from Flagstaff and does not anticipate any further trouble with the Navajoe.