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PHGBXIX, AEIZOXA, HO.NDAY MOIINTNG, DECEMBER 11,
VOL. X. NO, V07.
7 in A TT
BRITISH TRAPPED
Another Defeat Reported
From Stormberg.
MANY ARE CAPTURED
Oyer Five Hundred British
Are Missing.
ENGLISH FORCES RETREAT
0 atacre's Column, 2,000 Strong, Led ;
Into Ambush by Boer Tactics No
Particulars Given But a Serious
Reverse is Admitted-Many Guns
and Ammunition Probably Secured
by the Boers.
Molteno, Cape Town, Dec. 10. Gen
eral Gatacre left Sputter's krall by
train for Molteno and then proceeded
by forced march twelve miles toward
Stormberg. He had 2.000 men, in
cluding the Northumberland Fusileers,
the Royal Irish rifles and two batter
ies of field artillery. The Eritish were
unmolested by the Boers until the
Boer position was reached, when a hot
fire was unexpectedly opened upon the
advancing column. "The .engagement
began at 4:15 a. m. At 7 a. m., after a
sharp artillery duel, the British retired.
They are now marching toward Mol
teno. General Gatacre found the en
emy's position impregnable. It was
Impossible for the British infantry to
get at the Boers.
The column arrived safely within a
couple of miles of its destination, the
only incidents of the march being an
occasional sudden call pf "Halt!" un
der the belief that the Boers were
near.- Suddenly a terrific fire opened
simultaneously on the British front
and right. The Royal Irish rifles,
which formed the advance, sought
shelter behind a neighboring kopje
and were speedily joined by the re
mainder of the column.
It was soon found, however, that this
position also was covered by the Boer
guns, which were more powerful than
had been supposed. The troops there
fore sought a safer place about a half
a mile away, two batteries in the
meantime engaging the Boers and cov
ering the troops in their withdrawal.
The action now became general at long
range and a detachment of mounted
Infantry moved northward with the
view of getting on the enemy's right
flank. Suddenly a strong commando
was seen moving from the north and
the Royal Irish rifles and the Northum
berland regiment were sent out to meet
It. It was soon discovered, however,
that the Boers had machine guns well
placed and the British were campelled
to face a terrible fire. Finding it im
possible to hold the position in the face
of an enemy apparently superior in po
sition, numbeis and artillery, the Brit
ish retired on Molteno, the Boers fol
lowing up the retirement closely and
bringing two big guns to bear on the
retiring column. It is believed here
that the British casualties were not
serious.
THE NEWS IN LONDON.
London, Dec. 10. The war office pub
lishes the following dispatch from Gen
eral Forestier-Walker, at Cape Town:
Gatacre reports: "I deeply regret to
Inform you that I met with a serious
reverse in the attack on Stormberg."
NEAR PEPWORTH HILL.
London, Dec. 10. A. special dispatch
from Ladysmith by way of Frere, ad
dressed to the war office, gives an ac
count, cabled Saturday, of the fight
near Pepworth Hill. It says: "Gen
eral Brockelhurst, with cavalry and ar
tillery, reconnoltered in the direction of
Pepworth Hill, with the view of cut
ting off the Boer retreat, but he found
the position still strongly held. The
Eighteenth Hussars, pushing forward,
drew a furious fire and suffered heav
ily, losing four killed and seventeen
wounded. The Boers fired incessantly
as the British slowly retreated."
APPREHENSION IN LONDON.
London, Dec. 10. It is hardly too
much to regard General Gatacre's re
pulse near Stormberg as the most seri
ous defeat that the British arms have
yet sustained in the whole campaign.
Already the official advices show that
two men were killed, nine officers and
seventeen men wounded, and nine offi
cers and 596 men are missing; but it is
evident that the worst is not yet
known. The proportion of wounded
and killed is so small when compared
with the missing, who are undoubtedly
prisoners in the hands of the Boers,
that a supplementary list of casualties
is awaited with serious misgivings.
It is also feared that there were seri
ous losses of guns and equipment. The
serious aspect of affairs is the effect
it is likely to have on the Dutch in
Cape Colony, who have been wavering
as to whether or not to throw their lot
with the Boers. Hosts of the north
ern farmers are now likely to join the
rebellion. The defeat is also serious
because it will delay a junction of Gen
eral Gatacre with General French at
Naauwpoort. The plan was for their
combined forces to relieve the pressure
of Lord Methuen's column. The dis
closure of such a strong force at Storm
berg was quite unexpected. Doubtless
General Gatacre was the victim of
treacherous guides, but the results
point also to the absence of proper cav
alry scouting.
The British troops who recently oc
cupied Arundel, are advancing. They
had several skirmishes, but no casual
ties. Three miles north of Arundel
they found the Boers 3,000 strong.
Pretoria reports of renewed fighting
at the Alodder river originated from
the fact that the British with a team
of thirty-two oxen, hauled the naval
gun to the top of a high ridge north
of the Modder river town, whence they
fired Lyddite shells on the Boers' po
sition at a range of 6,500 yards, where
the enemy was apparently constructing
an emplacement for forty-pounders,
The lyddite shells appeared to do im
mense damage. The Boers retired, but
the incident is interesting as showing
that the Boers are still in a position
quite close to the Modder river. The
engineers report that it would take two
months to build an iron bridge. Lord
Methuen is still compelled to ride about
in a dog cart, as his wound prevents
him from going on horseback.
QUEEN RECEIVES NURSES
Prominent Persons Attend the "At
Home" on Eehalf of Hospital Ship.
London, Dec. 10. The American la
dies "at home" on behalf of the hospi
tal ship Maine at the Hotel Cecil was
a complete success, all the greater as
the object was net obtrusively thrust
forward. There were 900 guests.
After buying a ticket for a guinea anl
a programme for half a crown, they
simply experienced the ordinary pains
and pleasures of a big social at home.
The guests included Ambassador and
Mrs. Choate, Mr. and Mrs. Kipling, the
Marquis of Landsdowne, Lord and
Lady Esses, Sarah Grand and Mrs.
Joseph Chamberlain. Mr. Chamber
lain was expected, but it was an
nounced that indisposition prevented
him from attending.
Earlier in the day the queen re
ceived the nurs?s and doctors of the
Maine at Winsdor Castle. Her majesty
cordially welcomed them, and said:
"I am pleased to see you. I wish to
say how sweet it is of you and how
much I appreciate your kindness in
coming over here to take care of my
men."
The nurses and doctors afterward
took tea with Princess Christian.
o
NEW YORK FOR GOLD
State's Delegation to Congress, Even
Tammany's, May Split Over It.
New Tork, Dec. 10. Senator Pat Mc
Carren, who went to Washington last
week and remained there long enough
to see the Hon William Sulzer not
elected to the minority leadership of
the house, returned to Brooklyn yes
terday. Mr. McCarren is quoted as
making this statement:
"The New Tork state democracy is
firmly wedded to the gold standard. At
the next meeting of the democratic
caucus, which will probably be held
next week, a communication wiil be
received bearing the signatures of
pretty nearly all the New York state
congressmen declaring themselves un
alterably opposed to the free coin
age of silver at 16 to 1, and they will
inform the caucus that while they are
anxious to cement democratic union
and are willing to be guided by the
caucus on all othr matters, they are
absolutely wedded to a single gold
standard."
The senator then said that six of
the democratic delegation Scudder of
Queens, Underh.'il of Westchester, and
McClellan, Chandler, Levy and Rup
pert of New York had already signed
the communication, for the purpose of
showing that they represented the bus
iness interests of New York.
Tammany Hall men said last night
that Mr. McCarren had disclosed a pur
pose of the democratic delegation
which was unknown to them. It was
asserted that if it was the intention
of the congressmen to sign such a
communication, nothing had been said
about it in New York. Mr. McCarren
did not mention the names of Con
gressman Mullcr of Richmond, Rior
dan, Cummings or Sulzer. It was de
clared last night, however, that the
New York delegation of democrats
when it departed for Washington had
no plan to split up and lose its influence.
COMING WEEK'S WORK
A Forcast of tta Congressional
Progremmo.
The House to Take Immediate Action
on the Currency Bill Senator
Mason Proposes to Waste Time
Symtahizing With the Beers.
Washington, Dec. 10. This week
does ot promise to be a busy one in
the senate, the indications being for
routine business and short sessions in
the side chamber, with much prepara
tion for future work in the committee
rooms. Senator Mason will open the
week with a speech on hi3 resolution
declaring the sympathy of this country
with the Boers in their war with Great
Britain. There may be other brief
speeches upon this and other questions.
though there is a general disposition
tion
S3
on the part of the senators to postpi
speech making until after the holidiP
Republican senators generally
that the most important work for th
present is to secure the reorganization
of committees, especially the finance
committee, as a preliminary to other
work. An effort will be made to com
plete the reorganization during the
present week. The finance committee
may meet on Tuesday for a prelimi
nary consideration of the finance bill,
but thi3 is not yet decided upon. The
expectation is now that this bill will
not be taken up in the senate until af
ter the Christmas holidays. The com
mittee on foreign relations will take
up reciprocities on Wednesday. The
committee on privileges and elections
will consider the tests over senatorial
seats in a desultory way, but the real
work on these will not begin until Sat
urday, when opposing counsel will be
heard in the Quay case.
IN THE HOUSE.
Washington, Dee. 10 The house will
devote the week entirely to a financial
debate on the currency bill under the
terms of the special order adopted on
Friday. General debate will open to
morrow, immediately after the reading
of the journal, and continue daily from
noon until 5 o'clock Friday. On Satur-
day the bill will be read, paragraph by-
paragraph, for amendment, under the j knew was that an explosion had oc-five-minute
rule. The vote will not be , curred and then he fell asleep until
taken until the following Monday. ' rescued. He had lain in the ccol depths
The debate will probably cover a wide over eighteen hours and had not the
range, including a general rethreshing I least conception of this length of time.
of the campaign issue of 1S90, and there
may be some stormy incidents. Re
publicans are arrayed solidly for the
bill, but many of them, who have never
advocated the gold standard, doubtless
will have to take the floor to explain
their change of position. On the dem
ocratic side, some of the members are
reported as favoring the bill, but there
has been no canvass made as yet and
it remains to be seen how many of
them will join the republicans upon
this measure. Representative Over
street of Indiana, who will have charge
of the bill on the floor, will make the
opening argument iu its support to
morrow. o
COOL ON THE STAND.
Newkirk, Ok"., Dec. 10. Clyde Mat
tox, on trial here for murder, sat in
the witness chair under a hot fire of
cross-ciuestions from County Attorney
Pinkham today, as cool and de-liberats
as possible. At 1:45 p. m. the evidence
was all in and court adjourned one
hour tor the judge to prepare instruc
tions. It is generally believed that the
case will not go to the jury before to
morrow night.
HEWS FROM MANILA
Skirmishes, Surrender of Insurgents I
and Other Doings of Campaign.
Manila, Dec. 10. An expedition head
ed by the battleship Oregon left Ma
nila for Subig last night. It is report
ed that the Filipino commander. Gen
eral Alejandrino, with his staff, has
surrendered to General MacArthur and !
there is also a rumor that Alejandrino
is at Aguilar, suffering from a wound
received in the fight between the in
surgents and bandits and that he will
be properly cared for.
Major Spence with a company of
the Thirty-second regiment captured
a new insurgent camp and an uncom
pleted stronghold in the Tassan dis
trict. He left Dinalupan at daybreak
yesterday and marched ten miles along
the mountain trails, finally encounter
ing a large band of insurgents, who
retreated after brief skirmish. The
Americans had no losses.
The records cf the treasury of the
so-called Filipino government, to
gether with a quantity of paper money
and another Nordenfeldt, have been
found at Mangatarem. Three Amer
icans, who with a commissary sergeant
of the Twelfth infantry, were traveling
from San Fernando to Angeles,
left
their escort for a moment and went
1
', into the bushes. As they did not re
turn speedily, a search was made for
them, but they could not be found.
They were probably captured by the
rebels. The mail orderly disappeared
between Angeles and Bambonah. He
is also supposed to have been captured.
THE SPANISH PRISONERS.
Madrid, Dec. 10. An official dispatch
from Manila says 229 Spaniards who
were formerly prisoners in the hands
of the insurgents, have arrived there.
INSURGENTS MAKE ATTACKS.
Manila, Dec. 10. A force of 100 in
surgents yesterday attacked near
Baliuag a wagon train, which was es
corted by thirty men of the Twelfth
infantry. A sharp engagement fol
lowed. The Filipinos lost eighteen in
killed and nine wounded.
During a recent attack by insur
gents upon Vigan, the Filipinos ob
tained possession of the plaza and of
the church in the center of the town,
from whie-h the Americans dislodged
them. It seems that the escaped Span
iards obtained guns and fought with
ie Americans against the insurgents.
o
THB CARBANADO HORROR
Two Miners Only Are Recovered Frcra
the Depths.
Carbonado, Wash., Dec. 10. Stunned
by the suddenness of the mine horror,
the people here seem too dazed for any
expression of grief cf a demonstrative
nature. Thirty-two is the number of
dead. As by a miracle, two men were
rescued at 5 o'clock this morning, after
suffering an awful night, entombed in
the dark, cavernous chamber of hor
rors. Almost mocking the doleful sit
uation, one . of the men, Peter M. Erp
proudly slapped himself on the breast
as he emerged from the mouth of the
main tunnel, ejaculating, "Peter's all
right: how's my Cogs?"
In painful contrast to him was the
other fortunate, named Michael Knish,
a Pole. So sickened had he been by
the air that he could hardly find his
voice, and what utterances he did give
vent to were born of delirium. Later
in the day Knish said: "I was work
ing on the fourth cross-cut when it
came. After that I went to s! ep and
somebody came and woke me up and
took me out of there."
That was the telltale messenger of
his period of consciousness. All he
On the other hand Peter, the French
man, had been blindly groping around
in the darkness for most of the night
on his hands and knees, seeking for
some avenue of escape. Save these two
men, the death lift remains the same.
o
BUILDING TRADES CRISIS
New YorkCommercial Anticipates "War
Between Employers and Unions.
New York, Dec. 10. The New York
Commercial says that there is going to
be a big war between the labor unions
interested in the building trades and
the builders and contractors, beginning
the first of the year. The Commercial
prints dispatchesfrom St. Louis, Phil
adelphia, Chicago, Pittsburg and Bos
ton confirming this statement. The
dispatch from St. Louis says that there
have been several meetings of em
ployers within the last few days ar
ranging for co-operation when the
trouble comes, and these employers
have agreed to close their works abso
lutely for thirty days or longer if nec
essary. The Commercial's dispatch from
Philadelphia says that John S. Stevens,
the president of the National Assoeia-
1 tion of Builders, had called a special
convention of the members, to be held
in Washington in February. The storm
center of the trouble, according to the
dispatches, will be Chicago, where the
building contractors' council has
taken decisive action against the
unions. The council holds that the
unions are responsible for the dullness
in building operations and asserts that
things have come to such a pass that
it is necessary to Jight them or go out
of business. According to reports all
branches of the building trades may
be involved, even to the men who cut
the stone. The granite cutters' union
of New England, the Boston dispatch
says, has served notice already on the
manufacturers that on the expiration
of their contract March 1, 1900, they
will demand a new scale of wages.
Their demands will include an eight
hour day with a minimum wage of J3,
and the manufacturers, the dispatch
says, will resist the demand.
o
FOR KILLING A POLICEMAN.
El Reno, Ok., Dec. 10 After being
out sixteen hours the jury in tha Fred
Jones murder case returned a verdict
of manslaughter in the firpt .degree.
Jones killed Policeman Ok-
lahoma City in
sisting arrest.
Janir
THE REPUBLICAN FIELD
Payne Says He Has Been Mis
quoted About Manna.
Ex-Secretary Bliss Suggested for Vice
President Concerning the Na
tfoaal Convention Its Location
Desired by Several Cities.
New York, Dec. 10. The Hon. Henry
C. Payne, republican national commit
teeman for Wisconsin is at the Waldorf-Astoria.
He is on his way to
Washington to attend the ir, .t;ng of
the republican national committer. 40
be held on December 15. Mr. Payne has
been in the public eye within the last
week or two for the reason that some
of the western newspapers, notably
those in Cleveland (the home of the
Hon. Marcus A. Hanna, chairman of
the republican national committee),
have quoted him as saying that he
was quite sure that Mr. Hanna was to
retire as chairman of the republican
national committee. Mr. Payne dis
avowed last night any utterances ,10
that effect. He said that he had had
certain, private conversation and that
possibly part of his words had leaked
out and had been misinterpreted and
misunderstcoi. Mr. Payne went on to
say that he was fur the re-e.ection of
Mr. Kanna as chairman, if Mr. Hanna
desired the distinction. In any evnt,
he, Mr. Payne, would be guided by thi
wishes ot Mr. Hanna and Mr. Hamia's
trienus.
Speaking of his propesition to have
the representation in repub.iean na
tional convention uased on tneuCLua: r
puoiicun vote in congressional distr.cts,
Mr. Payne said that he ivould recom
mend the adoption of his plan at Uie
forthcoming meeting of tne iepuLlca.t
national committee in Was.1mgt.0n,
and he believed that the committed
would adopt it. It is well knor.-n tiiat
President Harrison was renominated
at Minneapolis in lb.92 by the delegates
from states wnich invariably cast
their electoral vote for democratic
presidential candidates. In the same
year at Chicago, Mr. Cleveland was
nominated by delegates from republi
can states, and this situation has ap
pealed to Mr. Fayne and other eminent
political mathematicians.
Speaking of vice presidential candi
dates as running mates for McKin'.ey
next year, Mr. Fayne said without the
slightest doubt the nomination be
longed to the east. He went on to say
that he had heard a good deal about
the proposition to nominate Hon.
Elihu Root, secretary of war, and
moreover, he had heard much about
the desire teAiominate Governor Roose
velt. He confessed that up to last
night he had not heard much discus
sion of Lieutenant Governor Wood
ruff's chances but said that he was
not competent to speak as to Mr.
Woodruff's future In national politics.
A new name has appeared. It is that
of the Hon. Cornelius N. Bliss, first
secretary cf the interior in Mr. Mc
Kinley's cabinet. Mr. Bliss' name wa'a
first mentioned by his personal friend
Wilbur F. Wakeman, aitraiser of the
port of New York. It is not known if
Mr. Bliss desires to enter the field.
By common consent the candidate for
vice president should come from the
j state of New York. It is known that
Secretary itoot desires me nunuua.uu:i.
But one thing is known and that has
been said positively a number of times.
Governor Roosevelt does not desire it
nor does the republican organization
of that state at the moment desire him
to take it. But the republican organi
zation of the state will be guided a
good deal by the wishes of President
McKinley and the president's friends.
At present the organization desires to
renominate Roosevelt for governor, and
many of Mr. Roosevelt's friends in the
state believe that in 1901 he may pos
sibly be available presidential timber.
Many republicans, however, do not
believe that their party will within the
next twenty-five years find a candidate
; for president east of
the Alleghany
: mountains.
Baltimore and Philadelphia are put
ting up a great fight to secure the re
publican national convention. At the
same time, St. Louis. Kansas City and
Chicago are not moving with leaden
heels, -and New York is putting in a
claim. It has been said pretty posi
tively within the last week or two that
Chicago will be selected. Nothing de
finite will be known, however, until
this matter is fully discussed at Wash
ington. MR. PARIS APPOINTED.
Well Known Man in New York Art
Circles Chosen a Decorator.
New York, Dec. 10. The latest ap
pointment made by Commissioner
General Ferdinand W. Peck of the
United States commission to the Paris
exposition is that of William Franck-
lyn Paris to the division of decoration.
I Mr. Paris has numerous friends in New
1 1
York art circles who are much pleased
over the appointment.
Mr. Paris is said to be eminently suit
ed for the position. The Interiors of
some of New York's finest residences
bear witness to his taste in decoration.
This he developed by travel in France
and Italy and by study in the best
schools of New York, Paris and Rome.
In addition to being an expert in dec
orative art, Mr. Paris speaks French
fluently, so that his usefulness to the
American commission will be two-fold.
Mr. Paris is a member of the Salma
gundi club and the Architectural league
and is a popular man in society.
STRANG STILL IN THE RACE.
Guthrie, Okla., Dec. 10. Judge J. C.
Strang said today that newspaper
st.ories to the effect that he had with
drawn from the race for United
States district attorney are untrue. He
isot making a hard fight, but is still
a receptive candidate.
THE PING SUEY'S BIG CARGO
Largest Consignment Ever Received
on the East Coast.
New York, Dec. 10. The bi
cargo that ever came from Chin;
an American port on the Atlantic
arrived today on the new steamer
Suey. Not only is the Ping Suey, a big
cargo carrier, but she is also fast, com
ing from the farther end of the Suez
canal in twenty-two days. This, too,
with a call at Algiers. The steamer
reached quarantine at 9 o'clock, and,
although she bore clean tills of health
from all the ports she touched at,
Health Officer Doty .decided to hold
her for a few hours. This has been
thought necessary In the cases of
craft from oriental ports since the bu
bonic plague scare began. The Ping
Suey will dock at Woodruff's stores,
Brooklyn, tomorrow morning.
The. steamer brings a general cargo
but one of her consignments is 60,000
packages of teas, partly new crop.
She has in addition1 hundreds of tons
of fire crackers, matting, tin from Sing
apore, gambie, curios without number
and many animals. It was the Inten
tion of the agents, Shewan, Tomes &
Co., of No. 16 Beaver street, to dock
the vessel this afternoon, but because
of her immense draught the tide did
not suit. The skipper of the Ping
Suey is Captain De la Parella, and the
crew numbers seventy-five men, most
ly Lascars and Cingalese. She has a
net tonnage of 4,150.
The Ping Snuey has been chartered
to load grain at Philadelphia for Rot
terdam, and will be the biggest vessel
that ever went up the Delaware. Phil
adelphia shipping men are looking for
ward to her coming with a great deal
of interest.
CASUALTIES I iff OTIS'S ARMY
Killed and Wounded From Aug. 1, '98
to Aug. 31, '99, Number 1,900.
Washington, Dec. 10. General Otis
has reported to the war department
that the killed and wounded among all
United States troops in the Philippines
from August 1, 1S9S, to August 31, 1839,
numbered 1.900. By periods the cisu-
alties were as follows: From August
1, 1S9S, to just before the capture of
Manila from the Spaniards, to Febru
ary 4, 1S99. the date of the outbreak of
Aguinaldo against American authority:
killed or fatally wounded, 1 commis
sioned officer and 13 enlisted men;
wounded, but not fatally, 11 officers
and 97 enlisted men.
From February 4 to August 31. 1S99.
the date of General Otis' report: Kill
ed or died of wounds received in bat
tle, 19 officers and 342 enlisted men;
wounded 87 officers and 1.325 enlisted
men. The majority of the wounded
had recovered at the date of the re-port.
Only 4 enlisted' men were reported
captured in action. The 178 men drop
ped as deserted were still at large.
"Many of them escaped from the is
lands," Gen3ral Otis says, "but this de
sertion list includes men who absented
themselves from their companies with
out permission and carelessly wandered
beyond our lines into the enemy's
country. These possibly aggregated
30 or 40. A few men who had been
discovered as former deserters from
the army again deserted direct to the
enemy, and some cf them, it is ru
mored, hold commissions in Aguin
aldo's forces. One officer, Captain
Rockfeller, Ninth infantry, is mising."
Captain Rockefeller lost his way near
the insurgent lines and no news of him
has been received.
Deaths from accidents for the thir
teen months ending August 31, 1899, ag
gregates 5 officers and 91 enlisted men,
of which 58 resulted from drowning
and 11 from suicide. Deaths from dis
ease numbered 12 officers and 426 en
listed men, of whom 90 died of variola,
120 of typhoid fever and 72 of dysen
tery. The totals for the thirteen
months ending August 31, 1S39, are:
Total of deaths from battle and" dis
ease, 37 commissioned officers and S79
enlisted men; total deaths and casu
alities of every descriptioiAjncluding
slight wounds, 144 among gf Vsioned
and 2,208 among enliste
NEW COMMITTEES
To Take Care of United
States' Terrifih
MESSAGE &UGGEST&
They Will Be Known as Pacific Ia-
lands-On Relations With Cuba
. and on Porto Rico The Title of
Colonial Demdencies Would Be
Open to Obj and is There
fore Avoi
e referenco
lent's mes-
orto Rico
1 in the
the crea-
int com-
eommlt-
elationa
lanates
ned to
have
with
Spain. TW
Pacific 1s-
lands woul
have Juris-
diction ov
m, the Sa
moan Island
ras recently trans
ferred to the United States, and tha
Philippines. Questions relating to tha
latter group could hardly be referred
to the committee on foreign relations, v
as the Philippines are no longer for
eign territory; neither could they be
referred to the committee on territories
because this would be a tacit admis
sion that they might eventually b3
created states.
The title of Pacific Islands for the
proposed new committee has, there
fore, been suggested because it Is com
prehensive and without further signi
ficance. The title of colonial depen
dencies would, of couise, be open to
many objections. The new committee
will naturally be one of the most Im
portant in the senate, and, if the pres
ent plan Is carried out, It will coin
prise, in its personnel, members of the
committees on foreign relations,
finance and appropriations.
The committee on relations with
Cuba and on Porto Rico would deal
with matters connected with those 13
lands respectively. At present there is
no committee to which these matters
can be appropriately referred.
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THE TAYLOR-KIRK TRIAL.
El Reno, Ok., Dec. 10. Judge McAtee
arrived today from Enid to try the
Taylor-Kirk murder case. Judge Irwin
will take Judge McAtee's place at
Enid until the trial is finished. The
trial began this afternoon.
CUBAN'S SUPPLY OF GUNS
Gets Permission to Ship 12,000 Rifles
; to Columbia.
Havana, Dec. 10. At a meeting today
of the Emiliano Nunez club General
Maximo Gomez, Senor Cisneros and
General Lacret were present. Senor
Caballero said the Cubans had need to
hold together, and that fears were
very natural, regarding the United
States not fulfilling its promises. He
added that he hoped the United States
would not break its word, but he was
not sure that it would not do so. Senor
Sarrainz said that the presence of Cis
neros, Lacret and General Gomez
showed that there was reconciliation
between those who had formerly been
separated by difference of opinion, and
that they were now joined together for
the good of the country. General Go
mez said that the war was over, and
that it was now time for all to unite
to accomplish the aims of the revolu
tion. Senor Sarainz then proposed a
toast to Gomez, Cisneros and Lacret,
speaking warmly of the friendship now
existing between them. The three
chiefs embraced and shed tears.
An application to permit the ship
ment of 12,000 Remington rifles and
1,400,000 rounds of ammunition from
Cienfuegos for the Colombian govern
ment was granted by General Brooke.
The rifles and ammunition are the
property of a Cuban named Domingo
Nazabel. It is not known how he ob
tained possession of such quantities of
war material, and a rigid investigation
will be made, especially as it Is ru
mored that there are many stands of
arms at various places In the Island.
It is stated that women are employed
in manufacturing cartridges.
General Lacret and a number of
other Cuban generals went today to
Batabano to visit the widow of Gen
eral Maceo. Their visit was the oc
casion of a patriotic demonstration.
General Lacret said he was glad to see
the Spanish club represented. Cubans
and Spaniards were of the same race
and they should be friends.
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