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REPUBLICAN. AMI Thot G AUord Jr 0 : nupi rt Uaot Library of Congress. TENTH TEAK. FHCEISTX, ARIZONA, TUESDAT MOBiaiTG, NOVEMBER 28, 1899. VOI. X. NO. 195. THE ZONA SITUATION CLEAR The British About to Re cover Lost Ground. RELIEF FOR LADYSMITH Further Advantages Gained By Gen eral Methuen The Boers Reported to Be Flying Before General Hild yard Another Report That They Are Gathering Together for a Combined Attack. London, Nov. 27. Apparently Gen cral Clerv's advance to the relief .,f Ledysmith has really commenced. So . far as ascertainable General Hildyard s force, which is already at Frere, must number 10,000 men and should be able to reoccupy Colenso. where it may have . to await reinforcements of artillery. and cavalry before joining hands with j General White. General Barton now occupies Est- court, and Moot River will be occupied by reinforcements from Pietermaritz- burg. The whole situation has been ! distinctly cleared since the arrival of General Buller in Natal, though doubt less the British will have difficulties to overcome. 1 METHUEN'S MOVEMENT. Capetown, Nov. 27. It Is reported that General Methuen has captured Honey Nest Kloof, ten miles north of Grans Panand and 2,000,000 rounds ammunition. of BULLER HEARD FROM. London, Nov. 27. The war office has received the following dispatch from General Buller, dated at Pietermartiz burg, Sunday: "Hilyard, from Estcourt, made a suc cessful attack November 23 with three battalions, one field battery, a naval gun and 700 mounted troops, on the enemy occupying Beacon hill, which dominates William Grange, and had In terrupted his communication. As a result of the operations the enemy is flying and the railway and telegraph lines have been restored between Est court and Weston. Our loss was about fourteen killed and fifty wounded. The colonial office received the fol lowing from the governor of Natal: The Boers are retreating on Weenen. Our troops occupying the ridge three miles norward of Mooi river. The Boers found our position too strong and are retiring towards Ladysmith. General Buller has arrived. WELL AT LADYSMITH. Durban, Nov. 27. A pigeon message from Colonels Hamilton and Duffe at Ladysmith, undated, reports all well and that another naval contingent from the British cruiser Terrible, with two 4.2-inch guns had started for the front tonight. A COMBINED ATTACK. Estcourt, Nov. 27. A reliable mes senger from Ladysmith says he gath ered from the Boers that they proposed a combined attack all over the country in the north today. o WANTS EIGHTEEN SHIPS. Programme of Naval Construction Out lined by Secretary Long. Washington, Nov. 27. Secretary Long will recommend to congress a programme for new naval construc tion to be provided for in the next naval appropriation bill that will be in accordance with the policy that has been pursued for the past three years. He will ask for three armored cruisers of about 13,000 tons displacement; three protected cruisers of about 8,000 tons, and a dozen gunboats of 900 tons, making eighteen ships in all. The armored cruisers will be enlarged Brooklyns, improved in many details, and they will be the biggest ships in( the United States navy. In the opin ion of experts they will be equal to the battleships of several naval powers in strength and will have great speed. The protected cruisers will be of the Olympia type, fleet, powerful seaboats, with numerous batteries of guns of medium caliber and rapid firers, rely ing for protection against gun fire en tirely upon a curved protective deck and coal bunkers. The gunboats will be about the size of the little Marietta, and from their light draft will be of great ser vice in the shallow waters of the gulf ports and in the Chinese rivers, as well as in the new insular possessions of the United States for police duty in times of peace. The programme is made up without reference to what has. already been authorized in the way of new ships; in other words, the ships will be additional to those authorized by the last congress, although most of the latter have not been contracted for because of the armor limitation. o CONTRACTS FOR CRUISERS. Washington, Nov. 27. The contracts for six new 3,500-ton cruisers were awarded today at the navy department. One to each of the following firms: William B. Trigg, Richmond: Lewis Nixon, Elizabethport, N. J.; Bath Iron Works, Bath, Me.; Union Iron Works, San Francisco; Fore River Engine Co., Braintree. Mass., and Masie & Levy, Philadelphia. HATWARD SINKING. Nebraska City, Neb., Nov. 27. It is said today that Senator Hayward is slowly sinking. o THE MAZET COMMITTEE Its Searching Gaze Turned on the District Attorney. Iseu' York- Nov- 27.-The Mazet leg- islative committee today resumed its , investigation of the city departments, The most ,mportant incident was the refusal of District Attorney Gardner to testify before the committee which thereUpon entered upon the ,on ex' ; pected inquiry into the conduct of the : i office of district attorney. Governor Roosevelt today announced! ' that he would appoint Ainsley Wilcox of Buffalo commissioner to hear the charges brought against Mr. Gardiner by the city club, o CRUISER AWARDS HELD UP. Capabilities of Townsend & Downey to Be Further Investigated. Washington, Nov. partment is still 27. The navy de withholding the awards for the construction of the six! i.oOO-ton cruisers, mainly because of : the appeals of certain of the bidders for further consideration of their ! claims to the contracts. Secretary j Long has instructed the naval Inspec-: tion board to make further inquiry into the resources of the firm of Town- i send & Downey of New York, which ! placed the lowest bid for one of the ' ships, but which was not recom mended for a contract by the board of bureau chiefs because of its lack of ex rerlence in naval shipbuilding, and the absence - at present of the plant re quired for the work. When the report is received it is probable that the con tracts will be awarded. o SHELL'S CASE The Trial of a Brute Called -at Wash ington Yesterday. Washington, D. G, Nov. 27. The trial of Benjamin H. Snett for the mur der of little Lizzie Weisenberger, was called in the criminal branch of the district court today. The case has at tracted great attention owing to the demonical character of the crime and the prominent family connections of the accused man. Snell, who was a clerk in the pension bureau, had for two years been criminally intimate with Lizzie Weisenberger, 14 years old, who lived in the Snell household. Her parents discovered' Snell's conduct and took her to their home. Snell made two or three ineffectual attempts to have the girl returned. Last August he went to her parents' house and np on receiving a refusal to his request to have t,he girl returned he cut the girl's throat with a razor, killing her almost i instantly. CUBAN REBELLION. A Story Printed in This Country Denied in Havana. Havana, Nov. 27. Nothing is known at headquarters in this division or in General Lee's to justify the report pub- j lished in the United States and cabled back here that a thousand armed in surgents have taken to the woods in the province of Pinar del Rio and that a general uprising against the Ameri cans has been planned for Thanksgiv ing day. Indeed the story is absolutely dis credited by the American authorities, who say it is impossible that anything of the kind should have happened or should be in prospect without a knowl edge of it coming to some army post. y RAILWAY TRAINMEN. Cleveland, O., Nov. 27. The Brother hood of Railway Trainmen, the offices of which have for many years past been located at Peoria, today opened their new national headquarters in this city. Secretary Treasurer King and his force of clerks arrived in the city yesterday, bringing with them the books and documents of the order, and so systematic has been the work of removal that they were able to open the new headquarters today ready for business. , Grand Master Morrissey, it is an nounced, will continue to make his home in Galesburg, though his head quarters will be in this city. CHASE AFTER AGGIE The Rebels Leader Has Col lected a Thousaud Men. An Enthusiastic Reception All Along the Route of His Pursuer General Young Insurgents Evacuating One Province After Another. Washington, Nov. 27. A dispatch from General Otis says: "Young is still in pursuit of Aguinaldo, who is heading for Bangiied, a few miles east of Vigan. Young, with his cavalry and scouts, is followed by a battalion of the Thirty-third and by the balance of the battalion of the Twenty-second. Two battalions of the Thirty-third are en route for Vigan by the military post road. "Young's reception by the inhabit ants is enthusiastic. They give all aid possible. Aguinaldo has collected more than a thousand of his troops at the north, probably most of whom will de sert him. LEFT THEIR PRISONERS. Manila, Nov. 27. The insurgents have evacuated Mangalaren, province of Pangasanan, leaving seven Ameri can and ninety-four Spanish prisoners who escaped in the confusion of the Filipino retreat. Four deserters are with the Filipinos Howard, Martin and Ford of the Californlans, and Watts, whose former regiment is un known. Howard is the only one serv ing with the Insurgents. He is a cap tain of artillery. IN BROAD DAYLIGHT. Idaho Store "Touched" for Cash and Some Gold Dust. Butte, Mont., Nov. 27. News reached the city yesterday of the daylight rob bery of the store of the American De velopment and Mining company at Gibbonsville, Idaho. The establish ment was held up by two young men. Dan Harkins and Robert Dlllman, neither of whom is over 22 years of age, and whose description tallies with that of the robbers who recently held up "and robbed the Salmon City stage and took $50,000 from H. J. Reiling of Chicago. They are supposed to have secured a handsome sum of money and some gold dust at Gibbonsville. W. Henderson, a well known experi enced and reliable mining man, has returned from Cape Nome, where he went to represent a number of cap italists. "While there may be some ex aggerated stories told of Cape Nome," said Mr. Henderson, "the country is, strictly speaking, one of the richest gold bearing districts in the world. It Is confidently expected that the output of gold from Cape Nome next year will exceed JIO.OOO.OOO." o WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY. A Successful Test Made at Yesterday. Chicago Chicago, Nov. 27. Prof. W. S. John son and C. L. Fortier of Milwaukee to day made a successful test of the wire less telegraph. They succeeded in tel egraphing without wires through a suite of seven rooms with all the door3 closed and through seven walls. Another test was made when signals were conveyed through fire-proof vaults and an ordinary telegraph switchboard on which thirty wires were connected up and about forty dead wires were located. o UNLOADING THE TAYLOR. New York. Nov. 27. The plague stricken steamer J. W. Taylor is still at anchor off the quarantine station, discharging her cargo of coffee into lighters. Over half the cargo Is dis charged. The patients on Swinburne island are nearly recovered. No new cases of the disease have developed. NOT A FITTING SPORT. Chicago, Nov. 27. Foot ball as a Thanksgiving pastime was strongly condemned today at the meeting of the Congregational ministers of this city, it H'ng held that the sport was con trary to the spirit and purposes of the day. COLORADO FRUIT. Convention of Horticulturists at Denver. Denver, Colo., Nov. 27. Fruit grow ers and students of horticulture from all parts of the state filled the legisla tive chamber of the state capitol this morning at the opening of the annual convention of the Colorado Horticul tural society. President David Broth ers of the state board of horticulture, called the gathering to order at 10 o'clock and responded to the address of welcome delivered by Governor Thomas. The opening session was occupied with the transaction of routine busi ness, including the presentation of the annual report of Secretary Martha A. Shute, and the appointment of the usual committees. The programme of the afternoon session included an In teresting paper on "horticultural Ad vantages of Colorado compared with other states Culture of small fruits." by J. V. White of Arvada, and a paper by W. S. Coburn of the state board of horticulture, on the subject of "The peach; results of the past year as to varieties, hardiness and cultivation." One of the questions that is receiving considerable attention from the society is the advisability of establishing a state fruit exchange in Colorado simi lar to that In operation in California. o RANCHMAN DISAPPEARS. May Have Been Robbed and Made Way With. Bozeman, Mont., Nov. 27. A promi nent ranchman named George Thomp son mysteriously disappeared on Sat urday evening while on the road to his ranch. Foul play is suspected, as he had but recently sold a large crop of grain for a good price. He left town about 7 in the evening and his team was found close to his ranch the next morning at daylight and in the rig were a fur coat and cap badly slashed. The authorities have been unable to discover any clue which will help them to unravel the mystery. o THE MOLINEUX JURY. New York, Nov. 27. Another juror was obtained at this afternoon's ses sion of the trial of Roland B. Molineux for the murder of Mrs. Katherine J. Adams. He took the eighth seat in the jury box. BRINGING THE LEAD HOME Remains of the Maine Victims to Come on the Texas. Washington, Nov. 27. Arrangements have been perfected by the navy de partment for bringing home the re mains of the 166 sailors of the Maine, now interred in Colon cemetery, near Havana, with a view to their reinter ment in Arlington cemetery will full military honors. Instructions will be sent to the commandant of the Ha vana naval station to exhume the bodies and seal them in zinc coffins for transporta'.ir. to the United Stale3 on a vessel of the United States navy. The battleship Texas, which is prac tically a sister ship of the ill-fated Maine, will probably be assigned to this sad duty. Captain Sigsbee, who commanded the Maine at the time of her destruction, is now in command of the Texas, but he will be detached from that duty in a few weeks in order to comply with orders assigning him to the charge of the naval bureau of intelligence. His successor in com mand of the Texas has not yet been announced. In order to comply with quarantine regulations the transfer of the heroic dead will have to be made between De cember and February. The navy de partment has had this step under con sideration for some time and is acting under authority of an act of congress approved March, 1898, appropriating $10,000 for bringing home these re mains. Outside of pure sentimental reasons, it has been found advisable to bring the bodies home in order to avoid the possibility of litigation in volving the title to the plot of ground in the cemetery where these men are buried. It has been found, among other things, that another grave already oc cupied the center of the plot of ground, and that a clear title could not there fore be secured, as the consent of the owner of the other grave could not be obtained. Under the law unless the ground was purchased within five years the cemetery authorities had the right to remove the todies, and while there was no fear of this while the United States remained in control of Cuba, the tenure was regarded as insecure. The only objection to disin terment was the fear that in some in stances identification of the 16S coffins would be incomplete, but this is thought to be offset by the advantage of collecting all the graves at Arling ton and permanently improving their appearance perhaps by a national mon ument. THE FRANKLIN SYNDICATE. New York, Nov. 27. Justices Book staver today issued thirty-six war rants of attachment against William F. Miller and the "Franklin Syndicate" of Brooklyn. The attachments were merely the forerunners of over one thousand attachments which will be applied for as soon as the papers can be prepared. A majority of the plain tiffs are women. AC'iOR COGHLAN DEAD. Galveston, Texas, Nov. 27. Charles Coghlan, the actor who has been ill with gastritis died here today. DEWEY WILL VISIT CHICAGO. New York, Nov. 27. Admiral Dewey has accepted an invitation to visit Chi cago May 1st next year. MINORITY POSITIONS Good Prospects for Younger Democrats in House. With Increased- Representation the Opposition Will Naturally Be Con ceded Larger Representation on Committees. Washington, Nov. 27. When Speaker Henderson hands out the names of those who are to serve on the housa committees in the Fifty-sixth congress, the democrats will not be the least in terested witnesses. The republican as signments are . largely foreshadowed by the organization of the last house, but the few contests for chairman ships and places on influential com mittees, which will be brought more or less forcibly to the future speaker's ; attention in the next week, are, ' perhaps, less important than the plac- ' ing of a large number of minority , members. Wilh three or four excep- tions all the more prominent democrats of the last house will be absent, and j it is doubtful if, for twenty years, the.-e has been such an opportunity for younger members to forge to the front in party affairs. j This is especially noticeable in the : minority representation of the lead- : ing house committees. Hon. Joseph D. j Sayers of Texas, who was the ranking . democrat on appropriations, is now j governor of Texas, and A. M. Dockey : of Missouri, whose seat was next Mr. j Sayers in the same committee, and who gained a wide reputation for his watchfulness on public expenditures, will be succeeded by a new man. Of the democratic members of the last house who were on the appropria tions committee, only Representatives Livingston of Georgia, McRae of Ar kansas, and Allen of Mississippi, re main. All are experienced men, but Mr. McRae, who was looked upon by many as a probable watchdog of the treasury in place of Mr. Dockery, is much broken in health, and has been at a local hospital for some time with nervous prostration. He is a man of sterling qualities, and has made a splendlrr-rjp-Gtation in the house. The republicans had eleven members of the appropriations committee and the democrats six members, including one populist, in the last congress. With the republican majority reduced to thirteen the minority on nearly all of the committee will naturally be con siderably increased. There will be several good places for democrats, even though the committee should be recast. Representative Livingston wi'.l most likely be retained as the ranking democrat, as he has had long exper ience on appropriations, . and is well qualified for the place. There will likewise be two or three desirable democratic places on the ways and means committee, which, as it stood at the close of the last session, had ten republicans and six democrats. If Representative Richardson of Ten nessee, is made leader of the house minority, as now seems assured, he would head the democratic representa tion on ways and means, but there would apparently remain other posi tions, as Mr. Richardson was a mem ber of the committee the latter part of last session after Representative McMillin resigned to become governor of Tennessee. Nearly the same condition prevails in the much-sought-after committees on banking and currency, on foreign j affairs, on Indian affairs, on interstate and foreign commerce, on invalid pen sions, on judiciary, on merchant ma- j rine and fisheries, on military affairs, I on naval affairs, on Dostoffiees and post f roads, on public buildings and grounds 1 and on war claims. For not a few of i these committees only a handful of the democratic members of the last congress remain, so that, all in all, the minority members have good things to hope for from General Henderson. An interesting situation is likely to develop over the chairmanship of the committee on invalid pensions, if Rep resentative Ray of New York, secures the chairmanship of the committee on judiciary. That would leave Repre sentative Sulloway, "The Tall Pine" of New Hampshire, as the ranking mem ber. Mr. Sulloway would probably make a strong fight for the chairman ship. He . -as in line for it in the last congress, but Mr. Ray, who was not a member of the committee in the Fifty fourth congress, was transferred there to become chairman. The name of Gov. A. Curtice of Contoocook, N. H., is announced as a candidate for ssrgeant-at-arms of the United States senate to succeed Col. Richard Bright. He is well known in New England as a merchant and manufacturer, and man of execu tive ability, having seen service in both the houses of the New Hamp shire legislature and as member cf the governor's council. He is a vet eran of the civil war, and had several votes for the position of sergeant-at-arms in the republican caucus of 1896. A NEW RECORD. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 27. Bert Re pine of Nashville, Tenn., won the forty-eight-hour bicycle race that began at Convention hall on Tuesday afternoon of last week, and in winning the race established a new record for forty eight hours. The distance covered was 961 1-3 miles. SPANISH WAR VETERANS. Washington, Nov. 27. The organiza tion known as Spanish War Veterans was incorporated today. This action gives the society business standing. MURDERER SENTENCED. Salinas, Cal., Nov. 27. Sheriff Henry R. Farley's murderer, George Suesser, was today sentenced to be hanged. o ''OF COURSE WE WON" Senator Deboe Declares Republicans Won in Kentucky. Washington, Nov. 27. Senator De boe of Kentucky had an important conference with President McKlnley this morning regarding the situation in Kentuccky. The interview was of a na ture which Senator Deboe did not care to divulge. He admitted that he had come on to Washington ourposely to see the president. To a reporter Sen- ator Deboe said: election and we do not propose being defrauded of our rights. We Intend to protect them at any cost. Taylor and the entire state ticket were elected. Nine-tenths of the people are with us. So are the newspaprs, irrspeetlve of party. Taylor will b Inaugurated gov ernor, despite the assertions of Urey Woodson and others. I see that Mr. Woodson, who Is the democratic na tional committeeman, says that Goe bel will be governor. That is Incor rect. Goebel Is a desperate man, but I cannot believe that he will attempt to carry this contest to the legislature. If he does, however, it will not profit him, as the legislature will be antl Goebel and anti-Blackburn." The assertion of Senator Deboe that the legislature will be anti-Blackburn will be of interest here. It has all along been supposed that Senator Blackburn would come back to the senate, despite the defeat of Goebel. According to Senator Deboe, the leg islature will be controlled by anti Goebel democrats and republicans. o REGULATION OP CHINA Emperor's Minister Worried Things He Has Heard. by Washington, Nov. 27. The Chinese minister was a visitor at the state de partment this morning and it is sur mised his call upon Secretary Hay was attributable to recent European cable grams which have disturbed him by their free expressions of a purpose to regulate the affairs of his country on the part of Europe and America. The answers of the European gov ernments to our request touching the "open door" have not yet been re ceived, so the president will be obliged to make this matter a subject of a special message to congress and to treat it in the most general manner in his regular message. A NEW TREATY. Washington, Nov. 27. The United States has declined to accept the agree ment as to the disposition of the Sa- moan islands reached by Great Britain and Germany, of Its own. It will present treaty CHOKER'S MANIFESTO It Will Certainly Be Bryan and No body Else. New York, Nov. 27. Richard Croker who is to sail for Europe tomorrow, was Interviewed today at the demo cratic club. He said: "I want to say before my departure for Europe that William J. Bryan will be the standard bearer of the democratic party in the next national campaign. "The fight will be made against trusts and imperialism and Mr. Bryan is the only man to lead such a fight. Tammany Hall will give him its heart iest support, you may rest assured of that. No running mate for Mr. Bryan has been selected yet." o PRESIDENT'S TURKEY. Weslerly, R. I., Nov. 27. Hiram Vose of this place has made his selection of the big turkey gobbler that Is to be the central figure on President McKinley's dinner table next Thursday. The tur key will be sent cleaned and prepared and Wednesday it i.lll be in the hands of the White House steward. For many years Mr. Vose has picked the finest turkey in Rhode Island to send the president for Thanksgiving dinner. He occasionally sends one for Christmas. FRYE AND TAGALS The SenatorExtols Quali ties of the Rebels. AN OPEN DOORIN CHINA It Has Made the Nations of the Old World Pause He Says and Marks the Increased Influence of the United States in Oriental Affairs. Some of the Commercial Oppor tunities. Washington, Nov. 27. Senator Frye, chairman of the committee on com merce, a leading member of the com mittee on foreign relations, and presi dent pro tempore of the senate, was in Bangor, Me., the past week and re ceived a very notable reception from representative citizens there and in eastern Maine. In the course of a lec ture, which he delivered in an lnfor- j mal way- ne touched on current politl- ' aI tCpics and made p,aln hls continued i enthusiasm for expansion in trade and i , ...i.u ... , , I commerce with the newly acquired Islands. The senator s utterances were very pronounced and have made a great impression in that section. He spoke In decidedly eulogistic terms of the Filipinos. "They are," said the senator, "not as black as they are painted. They are good husbands, good wives, good carpenters, good sailors extra good sailors these Tagals with whom we are at war now. Their children are taught to respect their parents. They are truthful. They are easily taught. They take readily to education, though it must be admitted that their opportunities in that direction have been limited. One of the army officers says that he has employed 200 of them in the Manila custom house and that they make good clerks. The men allow their wives to carry the money and do the business for the household. Isn't that a good sign? "I regard the Philippine archlpelaga as worth a dozen Cubas," continued the senator. "In every way it is su perior, and we want to reap the ben efits of that superiority. Look at Ma nila, only two days from Hong Kong, with our flag planted there in the heart of the Orient. Shall we haul it down and get out? "Only two years ago France and Germany and Russia were going to partition China divide her among themselves. And each one was going 1o shut its share up to trade from the outside. They aren't so vigorous about it now. Why not? Because we are there. This very day at this very time our state department is engaged in diplomatic correspondence with those powers, demanding the maintenance of an open door to our trade there. We will not allow the doors to be shut to our commerce in the east, and we are not afraid to say so." The senator then made some vigor ous comment on the condition of af fairs two years ago, explaining that "we wouldn't have ylpped" at a sim ilar condition then. "Why do we act now?" he continued. "Because this is a new nation, taking her place at last among the great powers of the old world. We all remember how In Tur key the Kurds were massacreing poor ; Armenians, killing our missionaries. , destroying our churches, and demol ishing our schools. What did we do? We made an awful growl at Great Britain. We asked her to go In and ! stop the trouble. What do you sup pose we would do today? Would wo growl at Great Britain? Not much. Today we would send a ship of war to Smyrna, and we would say, 'This must cease.' The position we have acquire in the last two years is worth all that it has cost or will cost. "I am an expansionist," declared th senator, "and I am not ashamed to say It. Contentment on the part of a man or a nation is the beginning of decay. Isolation of a nation marks the beginning of the decadence of that nation. We have always been expan sionists. We started with 800,000 square miles of territory, and now, with acquisition from time to time, we have over 3,000,000 square miles, hav ing taken 1,121,000 square miles at one swoop. We never thought it neces sary to get the consent of the gov erned. If we could stand expansion at that rate we ought to have no great trouble In taking In the Philippines?" Senator Frye declared that the fight with Aguinaldo must be kept up till peace is restored, and added that in the fullness of time the Filipinos should be given the blessings of our own liberty. Railroads, school houses, churches and highways must be built, taxes reduced, and revenues honestly collected and distributed, and the Fill ipinos be led on to the day when they can be Intrusted with the direction ol their own affairs.