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FOR SALE 5 acres under the Grand
Canal, four miles from town. Price 11,750. E. E. Pascoe, 110 North Center street. EPUBLICAN $1,830 buys a neat five room brick cottage, lot 50x137 feet, east front, located In Churchill aid. Fmall pay ment down; balance easy monthly in stallments. E. E. Pascoe, 110 N. Center. FO U KTKKNT 1 1 Y EA 11. 10 ia(;es 1MIOEMX, ARIZONA, TUESDAY 3I01CNIXU, DECEMBER 1, 11) IO PAGES Vol. xiv. no. -. i THE ARIZONA DREYFUS CASE French Ministry Is Said To Be Favorble to Him JUSTICE LEADEN FOOTED Even the Request for a Revision of His Case Is Yet To Be Passed Upon and Then There Will Be the Going Over It From the Ceginning. Pari.-, Nov. 20. The general bMie." prevails in well informed circles that the commissi.;!) appointed ,to pronounce Upon the admissibility of the request of Alfred Dreyfus for a judicial re vision of his case will submit its con clusions to the minister of justice certainly within a week and some per sons say before the end of th' pre sent week. M. Mcroier, a director of the minis try of justice and a member of the committee, says the commission has rot assembled and that he ' has no knowledge of the contents of the doc ument to be examined. "The committee," M. Mercier adds, "proposes to take all the time neces sary to deal with such an important question, but its conclusions will not ho. final. Tfcjy may or may not be ac cepted by the ministry of justice." In this connection it is recalled that the first consultation commitee charg ed to examine the petition presented by Madume Dreyfus in the name of her husband, then a prisoner at Dev il's Island, recommended against a re vision, but th.3 minister of justice ov erruled this, which is considered a precedent for like action on the pres ent development by Minister Valle, who feme lime r.go, went so far as to say that the policy of the government had already been made up and was favorable to Dreyfus, whatever the conclusions of the commission, though the oflk-ials expect them to .support the Dreyfus position. The commission will pass on two points the uses mad . of the pretended bordereau annotated by Emperor William of Germany, and the alleged false testimony of Ozer iiuski, du: lij; th" court mr.rtl -.1 :.t I'.ennes. Public interest has been aroused to a high piich by this hi tost phase of Section of Land Under the Tempe Canal, with Temps water. For particulars apply to R. H. GREENE, tji 42 north Center. n if'Wfc-n--.mwi!iuwm iiiiimmmw.i rnn nr &bt II 1 I I 6 Screens for Fireplaces Made to Order. Andirons and Fire Sets in Brass and Wrougt Iron. 15 Eatt Washington Strett. SILVERWARE! SILVERlnZHRE RICH DESIGNS, ELEGANT AND NEW. Curving sets, chafing dishes, plat ters, knives, forks, spoons, pieces, etc. A large stock of Sterling silver novelties for Christmas gift1?. Select now. WATCHES, DIAMONDS AND JEWELRY. To buy at Cook's is the best possible guarantee. GEO. H. 34 W. Washington St. ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT, WE'LL SEE THAT YOU GET IT. Do you want a furnished house or flat? We have them at prices ranging from $20 to $150. Elegantly furnished and supplied with all modern conveni ences. Do you want a residence, city or suburban? We are sure we can please you. We have a large list and can furnish just what you want at prices ranging lrom $700 to $11,000. Two choice properties in Me?a City, l arge line ol ranch property. Ston and office rooms for rent. WOOD-O'NEILL REAL ESTATE CO. THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX. ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital, $1CO,0'J'J. Surplus an-t Undivided Profits, $75,000.00. E. B. C AGi;, President. T. V. PKM IJERTON, Vice President. 11. J. McCLUNG, Cashier. W. V. IXLGE. Assistant Cashier. Sieel-lined Vaults anil Steel Safety Deposit Boxes, General Banking Busi ness. Drafts on all principal cities of 'he world. DIRECTORS: K. It. (Jnep, T. W. l'enW rton, P. M. Murphv. D. M. Ferry, R. N. Fredericks. L. II. Chalmers. F. T. Alkire, J. M. Ford, II. J. McClung. Y THE PRESCOTT NATIONAL BANK PRESCOTT. ARIZONA Paid-up Capital, $I00,Ox. Surplus and Undivided Profits. $",0,000.00. F. M. MURPHY. President. MORRIS JOT.DWATF.R, Vice President. R. N. FREDERICKS. CHsh1er. W. C. BRANDON Assistant Cashier. Brooklyn Chrome Steel-lined Vaul'S and Safe Deposit Uoxps. A peneral hank ing business transacted. Directors F. M. Murphv. E. B Gage, Morris Uoldwa ter, John C. Herndon, F. O. Brecdit. D. M. Ferry, R. N. Fredericks. Lontr Distance Telephone No. WU the Dreyfus affair which was relegat ed to second and third places respect ively by the Panama affair and the Humbert Inquiry. Some of tha sensa tional papers connect the Humberts with Dreyfus, asserting that they used their influence and money in his behalf in order that the ministry might not be subjected to the danger of being shaken up. In consequence of the agitation following the action tak en in the Dreyfus affair, the govern ment has allowed the publication of the declaration made at the last set ting of the council of M. Valle. the minister of justice. The minister communicated to his colleagues the contents of the dossier and the result of the examination made by War Minister Andre and himself, adding: "You understand that I will not con sult yen or solicit advice. I have sim ply determined to Inform you of my decision, which I have the right and duty to ta'o as minister of justice and which I lake on my own responsibil ity." Deputy Congy (republican social ist) today announced his intention to lnterp late the minister of war upon his return to Paris in, regard to his ac tion in the Dreyfus case, but the min istry replied that it had no intention of arguing the interpellation until the commission had rendered Its report. THEY HAD TIME TO PRAY A Bunch of Neg'rces Who Tried New Guns On a White Man. Pherovport, La., Nov. 30. In the press of a crowd of abcut 1,200 per sons, composed of whites and negroes. Phil. Davis, Walter Carter, and Clint Thomas, all negroes, were lynched this afternoon about 1 o'clock within a short distance of Belche:-, which is twenty miles from Shrevepoit. The men were executed for participating in the fatal shooting of Robert Ad geer, a popular business man. Tha negroes confessed their crime. They stated that they were trying new gr.ns and when Adgeer appeared in the street they thought it quits' natuial to turn the gun.-? on him. No shots were hr?d at the lynching, the negroes all being hanged to the limb of a tree. Two of the negroes under arrest. Sum I-t-e and Peter Thomas, were re leased. Lee i roved that ho had at tempted to pre-vent the negrces from shooting Adgeer. and Thomas estab lished the fact that he was too fright ened to shoot. Phil. Davis and Wal ler Caiter were captured yesterday several miles from the scene of their crime. Clint Thomas was caught later I about a mil? and a half from Belcher. he negroes were taken before Adgeer and confessed their crime. They were j held in concealment until shortly be- lore l o ciock today, when they were taken out and hanged. - ! Davis is said to he p.nd Walter Carter was forced to flee from Mansfield, La., about a year agi 'nr incnltinrj- n uhifa u-Amm , - - ."3 . . - .. if I'll IU 11. A ill. l.l ' .! , L ol iieicner joined in tne search for the men and apparently were as eager to have them lynched as the whites. One negro was presented with a purse of nearly S1C0 for the part he took in the pursuit. The negroes were given an opportunity to pray before being hanged. i SANTA FE LIMITED AGAIN. Toneka. Kansas. Nov. 30. The Santa Fe California Limited passenger train was again placed in service yesterday for the season. JUVENILES' BIKES Full Line Just Received. Sizes 20 Inches to 26 Inches. PRICES $18.00 TO $25.00 PHOENIX CYCLE CO. .'2 V. Adams. 'Phone Red 524. . BURT1S SILVERWARE I K, Jeweler, PHOENIX, ARIZONA. A ROTTEN CITY A Story of the Corruption at Grand Rapids, Mich. ALL HAD MITTS OUT Confession of a Former City Attorney Involving Mayor, Aldermen, News papers, Federal Officials and Six Bribing Victims. Grand Ma i. ids, Mich.. Nov. SO. The confession of ex-City Attorney Grant K. Salisbury in connection with the wa ter .scandal m this city, was today m..d. public for the first time in the prelim inary examination of State Sena to:' David Burns, rind it has created a tre mendous sensation on. account of the number of prominent persons it impli cates, in addition to the seventeen of ficials and former officials who we-r-j arrested on bi-ibary charg" ten day. .Never once did Salisbury have to re fer to notes and he rendered his testi mony readily and rapidly, giving names, aaies ana occuirences a? though the alleged events, happened only last week instead of three years ago. The examination of S?n-jitor Burns was completely -lo.-t to view in the story of the conspiracy as related by Salisburj. The persons implicated by Salisbury during his testimony against State Sen ator Burns and the amounts he allege! they received are as follows: George 11. Perry, cx-mayor. $13,725; J. Clark Sproat. manage? Grand Rapids- Demo crat, $3333: R. A. Cameron. New York. S")00: State Senator David K. Burn--, $200: Alderman McCool, $r.O0; Alderman Kllen, $:;."0: Alderman Depagter. $350: Alderman Muir, $500; Aldcim in Kinney, $350: Aherman Donovan, $500: A'd r man Phillips, $1000; Aldnrman Johnson, $350 or $300; Alderman Storehouse, $350; Alderman Losicr. $500; Alderrr.nr. Srriv cr. $350; Alderman Mol, $350: Alderman Ghy.;?ls. $350; Alderman Hedgss, J5C0: Alderman Slocvim. $500; Cory P. Bissell, 5500: J. Ru-??!1 Thomnssn. reporter on the Evening I'"ess. $500; Isaac Lam or , ex-city clerk, $100; State Represantativ Van Zoeren. $350; State Rv. -pre; entativ? Van Dercook, $G0: Kd. Conger, manager G:ind Bar ids Herald. SlO.OtiO: Thos. R. McGarry, a prominent attorney now in Florida, $7,500: C. S. Burch. manager of the Evening Post-Press, S5000. He- also implicated in the water cleaJs Dudley K. Waters, ex-president of the loard of public works. Dr. Mike- De Viies. ex-city physician. Gecige Eri,, a lo'0l broker, Sa.ml. M. Iymon, collect or of int'.-rnal revenue, find Win. H. An derson, president of the Fourth Nation al bank. Six separate water conspiracy deals were on In Grand Rapids i.t one time, according to Salisbury's sworn testimony, each gigantic in its size and all calling for the u"e of a toodle fund. In addition to the Henry Taylor $100. 000 Lake M'chigan water deal, he testi fied that there were- five other string? out. from each one of which thousand of dollars were hanging. Every one if these six sets of men who put up or of fered to advance a corn.1 pt ion fund vers dupes, so Salisbury says, of himself. Perry. McGarry and Sproat. Pat Flynn.of New York, he namts a.1 one of tho at the head of on? scheme. The men interested in the hydrauih' water company are named as backers of another deal in Chicago. Thn the re was a milwaukeo deal in which h said Contractor I.o?, of Chicago, was interested; the Omaha deal, in whiih the Barton millionaires nre p'lid to h ave pul up "50.0fK). and the Gillespie dea'. On tcp of ail these. Salisbury implicates Revenue Collector Samuel M. Lemon, with a deal charging Lemon with com ing to him with a propof-ition to buy th ? council after having bought the mayor for $10,000. D. N. 0:ow. of Grand Rap-id-i, and Moses Crow, of New York, are also mentioned in connection with the deals. i highly Improved Subur ban Ranch. 60 acres highly improved, all in alfalfa, 10 room house, windmill, running water, bath rooms and all modern conveniences. At great bargain. SO acres four miles south east of Phoenix, splendid soil for market gardening. .$1,200 Several extra good bargains in 20 and 40 acre highly improved ranches. Ample funds loaned at lowest rates to assist purchasers. Homeseekers cheerfully furnish ed with full information. DWIQHT B. HEARD 'J 23S3EB STAR DYE WORKS. .Geo. E. Godfrey, Prop. Expert cleaning, dyeing and repair ing of ladies and gents' garments. 23 South First ave. 'Phone Red 533. KILLED FOR A NICKEL. The Insistent Proprietor of a Chicago Restaurant. Chicago, 111., Nov. 30. Because ho was short live cents in settling for his breakfast, ilarcmas Sheehan, a guard on the elevated road, w;is shot and killed by James Berganus, proprietor of a Canal street restaurant. Sheehun said he would pay the nickel later. Berganus with the declaration. "You'll pay now or never leave th';;? house" drew a revolver and without a word of warning snot Sheehan in the. head. Throwing Sheehan's body o.i the sidewalk, Berganus locked the place and fled. o WEATHER TODAY. Washington,, Nov. 30. Forecast: New Mexico and Arizona, fair Tues day and Wednesday. OPPOSING A MERGER InjunctionAgainstOldDomin ion and United Globe A Temporary Order Issued on the Petition of the Minority StocK Hold- ers ot tne former Lomoany. Boston, Mass., Noc. 30. (Special).--A temporary injunction was issued hero tr.d.iy, restraining the oflicers and di rectors of the Old Dominion and United Globe mining companies from effecting the proposed consolidation of the two companies. The injunction was issued at the instance of a small minority of the shareholders of the Old Dominion company who objected to th-.- consoli dation. There have be-?n rumors for .some time that an application would te made for an injunction in case cer tain shares were not purchased -it fancy figures. President Smith of th' Old Dominion company and the finan cial interests back of the consolidation profess to be undisturbed by todaV developments. They say th.'-t when the hearing of Ihe case is reached on the application for a permanent Injunction they will be able to show conclusively to the court that the merger of the two com panies will result to the financial bene fit of all shareholders. It was also stated that the improvements under way at Olohe, Arizona, would be carried to completion, regardless of today's proceedings, a's the injunction will not interfere with these operations. .Undej" the terms of the consolidation the? Phelps-Dodge interests are to advance $300,000 in cash for betterments and operating capital. Of this sum $100, 000 has been paid in already. A broker who is very familiar with the affairs of the Old Dominion stated tonight that the shareholders of the old company would be the only sur ferers were the injunction issued today to be made permanent. As he explained it, were the consolidation to be de feated the Phelps Dodg-i people could acquire the control of the Old Do minion for a considerably smaller cash outlay than the 300,000 proposed in the plan for the merger: that immediately following i permanent inlunetion the market for Old Dominion securities would be so demoralized that control coi'ld be obtained very easily. This, he stated, is because of the financial affairs of the Old Dominion. Experts regard the mine as more valuable than at any period In its history, but the company Is embarrassed by lack of operating capital, by lack of capital for equipment and reduction works. In addition to this, the company now, as heretofore, linds its-.df in need of a certain class of ore", for economical smelting. This class of ore is found in the United Globe mines, immediately adjoining, but is not available unless all iho properties are under one owner ship. It is pointed out that shortly before the project of a consolidation was undertaken the stockholders oC the Old Dominion voted to mortgage their property for $7.r0,00') to obtain funds for opening the mine in proper shape and constructing a modern re duction plant, and that the outlook lor marketing the proposed securities was not encouraging. It is urged that the market would be still less respon sive were the merger scheme to end in a fiasco. It is considered certain that such a great majority of the Old Do minion shareholders will oppose the injunction proceedings that the con summation of the consolidation plans will not be materially delayed. POST OFFICE FRAUD Federal Grand Jury Working on Nebraska Cases Senator Dietrich Has Not Yet Apeared to Answer to indictments' Against Him. Omnha, Neb. Nov. 30. The federal grand jury today resumed its investi gation cf alleged bribery in connect ion with postoflice appointments in Nebraska. The manner of the apjoint rnent 'of iostmasters at Alma, in Har lan county, Arapahoe, Orleans and Oxford, Neb., Is now before th.i jurors. Among the witnesses called are a number cf clerks and others connect ed with the- affaiis of the Alma post office and A. W. Hillings, son of th? postmaster of Alma. Elliott Low, a member of the last legislature, is al so one of the witnesses called. Low alleged to have been given the pri vilege cf making the appointment at Alma in consideration of his voting (Continued on Page Three.) HAD THEIR DAY Mr. Beaupre Is Trying to Impress the Colombians THEY HAVE NO ISTHMUS No Site Suitable for an Interoceanic Canal They Are in the Meantime Floundering About With Indefinite WarliKe Notions. Washington, D. C, Nov. 30. It is learned that Mr. Reaupre .our min r.ter at Rogota has rec-eived several differ ent propositions from the Colombian government since the publication of the correspondence, each containing f'ome direct method of rectifying what the Colombians themselves now regard as a fata! blunder of permitting th? Hay-Herran treaty to expire last September. Mr. Eoaupre for his part, is using his best efforts to make it clepr to the Colombian officials that the treaty s dead beyond resurrection and that he cannot even conduct negotiations look ing to the acquisition from Colombia of a right of way across the isthmus, located in an independent republic-, ove-t which Colombia has no authority. COLOMBIAN STRATEGY. A Ncticn that an Army Can. Sneak Into Panama. Colon, Nov. 30 Luis Deroux, who was a member of the Colombian house of representatives from Panama and v.-ho macle a speech in the house en Octo ier . ? warning Colombia to sign the Hay-Hen an canal treaty immedi :.tely or fche would lose the isthmus the day congress closed, and who was in strumental in bringing about the ap pointment of General Obaldia. as gov ernor of Panama has arrived here from Hcgota. whence he started November 14. Scnor Dercjx is a Panama ian and owing to his well known political con nections he was subjected to annoy ances and a;Tront3 at Bogota and on the Magdalna river, where at one ,)la-e on the passage a number of Colombians tiireatened to board th? ster.mc-r and molef-t him. When Deroux left Rogota. the United States legation was guarded continu ously by fifty - soldiers arm?d with rifles. Minister Beaupre mentioned that possibly he- would come down the river, but apparently he has not de cided to do so. While there is still much talk In Colombia of raising a big army, no actual steps in that direction have yet been taken. Public contributions are being made and decrees are occasionally issued referring to war like preparations, but no real action has been taken. Colom bia possesses a great number of rifle:, some artillery and an ample supply of ammunition. Colombia has not lost the idea of making an attempt to re gain the isthmus. 1 She still entertains a hope that Gen. Reyes will succeed in effecting a satis factory arrangement at Washington. Failing in this, the Colombians,- it 's 'oeheved. will undoubtedly advance on the isthmus, pending troops in small parties cf 200 to 300 along both coasts, sufficiently inland to keep their move ments secret and on arriving cn the holders of Panama, they will, it is said, begin a gueiilla warfare, pillaging and burning. They may also, it is al leged, attempt to transport troops by :-ea, in small schooners, and other such crafts, between unimportant and little known ports, having to avoid the American gunboats and thus helping :i the- general movement toward Panama or possibly landing troops in the Chiri qui district. The Colombians think that they car. carry out such a movement without a commissariat, can reach the borders of Panama overland. Colombia can move troops tvithoui money because she can send them into the field without a hospital corps, without a commissary department, without means of transportation and without pay. Notwithstanding the Colombian gov ernment's assurances, all the political parties htve not fully come to the sup port of the government in this crisis. The internal dissnsions are slowly growing more maiked. The liberal revolutionary element particulaily is showing signs of -increasing discontent throughout the en tire country and a recurrence of the re cent, revolt at any time within next year would not surprise, those who are familiar with Colombia affairs. MITCHELL BRINGING HOPE. The Leader of the Winers Will be at Trinidad Tomorrow. Trinidad, Nov. 30. All doubts of President John Mitchell's coming to Trinidad were dispelled today when John F. Ream, received a telegram from Mr. Mitchell, dated Chicago, in which, among other things, Mitchell says: "Will arrive in Trinidad over the Santa Fe, on Wednesday morning, at 7 o'clock. Reserve hotel accommoda tions." Great' hopes are entertained by the striking miners that the coming of MRchi-11 wiil bring the strike to a sieedy termination. MINNESOTA VS. MERGER. A Motion Submitted for the Dismissal of it. Washington, Nov. 30. Attorney Browne, acting for the Northern Se curities company today formally sub mitted to the United States supreme court the motions of that company for the dismissal of the suit of the state of Minnesota vs. The Securities company. THE UTAH STRIKE IS ON. The Carbon County Trouble so Long Apprehended Is Materializing. Sccfield. Utah, Nov. 30. All the coal mining camps in the district are pla carded with official notices by the Unitad Mine Workers of America this morning, declaring a strike in the Utah coal fields. From now on a sys tematic fight will be made under the direction of the union. Armed guards today notified all striking miners oc cupying the company houses to leave. TROUBLE FEAREO. Salt Lake. Utah,' Nov. 30. Special dispatches to the Tribune from the coal mining renters in Carlnn county state that the serving of eviction no tices today has created an ugly feel ing among the Italian strikers a'. Clear Creek and Scofield. The militia officers f.?ar that trouble will resuit and have prepared the troops for any emergency. Two companies of infantry are now at Clear Creek and sentinels and out posts have been instructed to observe unusual precautions and vigilance. At winter quarters early this morning the entinels fired on an unknown man who refused to halt. The man escaped uninjured it is believed. o m KANSAS fIGHT HOUR LAW It Was Sustained Yesterday by the U. S. Supreme Court. Washington, Nov. 30. The U'nitad States supreme e-ourt today affirmed the validity of the eight hour law of Kansas, regulating .labor on public wnrks. The Kansas law whose validity was called into question in the suit, was enacted in 1S91 and provided that eight hours should constitute a day's work for workmen employed by or on behalf of the state, or by any county, city or other municipality In the state. It also prohibits contractors from re quiring laborers engaged on wcrk for the state to perform more th-an eight hours' labor in a day. The ca.e dsclded today Was that cf W. W. Atkins vs. the State of Kansas. Atkins had a. contract with the corpora tion of Kmsa.s City, Kansas, for paving and he 'vas charged with requiting a worklngman named Reese to lafcor ten hours a c!ay. He wa prosecuted In th2 state eouris, where the decision was un iformly aga:inst him. Atkins appealed from the, decision of the state supreme court .alleging that the statute Is In violation of the firrt f-ectlon of the fourteenth amendment to the constitu tion in that it deprived h'm of h!s prop erty without due process. Referring to the only other d-Kisdon of the court on the eight hour quc-stlon. that of Holden vs. Hardy, in which the court sustained the law of Utah fixing an eight hour day for miners employed underground. Justice Harlan called at tention to the fact that while in the Utah case private interests were involv ed, the present case Involves employ ment on public works only. The opin ion was based on the theory that all the municipolities of a state are the creations of the ctate; that work for them is cf a public character and does not infringe on the personal liberty of .any one. HE IS FARING IN DEATH A Gallows Man WorKing" Up Material for a Biog'raphy. Chicago, Nov. 30. Chief of Police O'Neill stated today that Chas. Kru ger,. in jail at Greensburg, Pa., has confessed to the murder of Policeman Pennell and Devine In Chicago He also confesses to the murder of sixteen olher persons In Kentucky and east ern states. The prisoner has been sentenced to hang in January. A GREENSBURG JOKE. Greensburg, Pa., Nov. 30. The story emanating fiom a mysterious source to the effect that Chas. K. Kruger, the degenerate who is to be hanged on January H for the murder of a con stable here, had confessed within a day or- two that he had murdered two policeman in Chicago and as many as sixteen citizens of Kentucky previous to tehe murder committed here, is looked upen ciuite as a Joke, even by the murderer himself. It Is given out tonight that the story has been concocted for the purpose of selling an alleged history of the murderer's life, to be placed on sle in a few days. Kruger's whole career has been acccunted for from the day he arrived from Germany, at Home stead, four years ago. He spent three years in the western penitentiary for burglary and the remainder of the time in the prison at Canton, Ohio, and in the mines and jail in this coun ty. COLLIERIES CLOSE DOWN. Shamokin, Pa., Nov. 30. The Cen tralia collieries and the Sioux and Mcunt Carmel collieries closed down today for an indefinite period, caus ing 2,500 men and boys to be thrown out of employment. The collieries are owned by the Lehigh coal company. o ENGLAND'S AMBASSADOR. Washington. Nov. 30. Sir Mortimer Durand, the new British ambassador, arrived in Washington this evening. He was met at the station by the en tire embassy staff, who escorted him direct to the embassy. BRITISH WINTER. London. Nov 30. Continual rain3 succeeded by snowstorms prevailed to day throughout Great Rritain and many parts of the continent. The traffic was delayed at many points. Scores of lives have been lost among crews of vessels composing the French fishing fleet. WOODJVANTED Gen. Brooke s Testimony Against Him Damaging. HE WAS BEYOND CONTROL The Evidence of His Former Superior Has to Do With His Operations at Santiago Wood Will LiKely Ceme From Phillipines in Self Defense. W.tishirgton. Nov. 30. Mai,. r Gefcr.l I John E. Biock. retired, forme r jscvi-ra- o: general of Cubi. today gave t" li mony be-fare the senate cominili.,- or. military affairs, which charged in.-ub-ordination against Gener.'l L'uiui.l Wood, '.eru-ral Brooke wat lie fore th committee for more than two hours, and occupied the entire time in t llir of General Wood's conduct at Santi.isj.v. The witness offered in support of hi statements many documents takm from records in the war department and sev eral papers from his p-rson-.i4 lo'leetiou. At the close of his testimony a member of the committee said that it was prob able that General Wood will have to le turn from the Philippines and testify. One of the charges mule bv Gt-n.Tal Brooke is that Gemral Woed violated the order which required him. in mak ing improvements at Santiago, to ful m-it estimates to the governor gem raT. As evidence of this violation. en'-r.il Brooks called attention to the budding of barracks at Santiago, near Mcrux without General Wood first having giv en notice to the department at Havana. General Brooke paid al:o th.'t General Wood continually sent communication to th war department over th head c f his c-omma.nding officer. The witr.e-. assured the committer' that h- cured nothing for the ignoring cf hi" author ity, but slid that the proceeding hd been detrimental to military dif ii lin. General Brooke eclk-d to the attention of the committee, in mtpiort of his al legation that General Wood ha 1 neg lected to wcik in harmcny with t! e military' government. th matter' of General Wcod's attitude toward. the newspapers at antiago, which rer-atrd-!y made attacks on General Pnxki-' administrntfort. General Brooke read a riumhr t these attacks and also his recommen lu tions to the v.-ar department that, ti e papers bo suppressed unless th-y ch-si-t-ed. One of the extracts from th Ir-d;-pender.cia, published i.t Paiitiig.. which wis read, was a bitter denuncia tion of General Brooke, und-r th-?- cap tion of ' God Save Cula." The article was based cn General Prooke's or !rr for the central'ation of affairs on tl-e island, by which receipts from all cus tom houses wre ordeied svnt to Ha vana. The article, nmong other things. -il that if carried inco effect, the oi-Jrr soon would prohibit the people of San tiago fiom breath'.ne- without ftmi---ffion from General Rrookcffi thst il wa a matter of life or dath to the provirc of Santiago to -et the order resc in.le !. A litTe number of telegrams of indig nation s'-nt to President McKinh-y v.vie appended to the p.rticle. General l?nvke recovered a 1-tt-r which he had sent to the adjutant cen eral of the war department, askinrr that General Wood be instiuctel to pr -hibit the publication of such article during the period of military ov.ru mnt. He aclso said General V1' peply to the adjutr.nt general, which the witness paid had been sent over lh- head of his sujeiior officer ,r.id thit freodom of speech, untrammelled triti cism of the military I'overnme-nt and dbsolute independence in all mat !:! was a ner-essary part of th educiti n of the Cubans to fit tlu-m to conduc t liberal government. Ge-neral Rrooke told the fnmiMi that on Jan. 4, 1S!9. Gen?ral We o I. without consu'ting his superior off i.- r. oblnaned permission to visit Washing ton, even though he left in ab"yan.-. matters needing attentiem. Cone --pen I mce relatirg- to the trip was lrli be fore the comndttee. In the course of General Rrooke's tes timony he said that General Wood b camns undul excited when the 'u bans held ir.dignition meetings ;t S.tr. tlago for the purpose of protect ing against the centralization order. The witness laid before the committer a copy of a telegram he rtct ived from General Wood, saying that the Cubin looked upon the order as approaching a calamity and that discontent and pio found business depression existed. Finally. GeneraJ Wool prayed tha.t the customs receipts be left unci r local control. The witness declared that the attitude of General ".'ood was respon sible, to a great extent, in adding to the disquiet of the Cubans. The committee aljeutned until Thurs day. A KANSAS SNOW. Toneka, Kansas, Nov. 30. The first general snow of the year visited Kan sas today. Tonight snow is falluiir throughout the eastern end cenir.il portion of the state and the tempera ture is getting lower. G. CLEVELAND, MORTGAGEE. Franklin. Fa.. Nov. 30. Forme President (irover Cleveland is about t- foreclose a mortgage upon the nurm-v guage Rradford, Rordell & Kinsel! i railroad, of which he Is the executive bondholder. The road is only sirte- : miles long. Mr. Cleveland hold entire bond issue. HISTORIC PLAYHOUSE BURNED. New York. Nov. 30. The histori." Academy of Music, the '.arge-st theatre in Brooklyn was destroyed by lire", that it is said, was caused by an expiosiwi. The loss is estimated at $3oo.HM. Th. bu!iiliiig was constructed in lstw.