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WASEOXGTON, D. C, THURSDAY EVENTNG, DECEMBER 10, 189G-EIGHT PAGrES.
GULLOM PLODS FDH GDU
United Stales Should Interfere to
Set the Island Free.
NO PRECEDENT IS REQUIRED
n Humility and Political an Well
hn Geographical Considerations
Demand lliut the Island Ho
Wrested From the Clutches of
Sliulii War Must Dnd.
On motion of Sir Aldricli it was agreed
that when tin: Senate adjourn today it be
The Vice l'rcsident appointed J. C. Ban
croft Davis and Llbr.tri.nl Snoffnnl mem
bers or the Memorial Association of the
District of Columbia.
A bill to authorize the Judges of United
States district courts to appoint stenogra
phers was introduced by Mr. Allen, and
was referred to the Judiciary Committee.
A resolution was offered by Mr. Sher
man, and was adopted for the appointment
or three Senator to nuke the necessary
arrangements for the inaugura'ion of the
President-elect on the 1th of March next.
At the close of the morning business Mr.
Culloin addressed th Sen ite on the subject
of Cuban independmce He prefaced his
tpeecii witli Hie introduction of a Joint
resolution declaring that "the extinct! in
of Spanish title and the termination of
Spanish control in the islands at the gate
way of tne Gulf of Mexico are ncce-ssary
to the welfare of those islands mid of the
people of thel'tiited States." Mr. Culloin said
We are already placed in sucli a posl
tion that some certain course of action
must be adopted. Whatever tliat course
may be, it must be such as shall give
proper recognition to the rights, under ex
isting conditions, belonging respectively
to Spain and Cuba. It must also recognize
the r.gillsnnd prerogatives of the world at
large of the nations and peoples who stand
aloof and watch with deepest interest this
struggle for Independence and for liberty
:nl nut the least of the responsibilities
imposed upon us as a nation is the con
servation of our own rights and interests
In fact this latter is the determining fac
tor which must control oar course.
STAIN A ROBBER NATION.
Willie all the provinces which have re
belled and Ipecoiuo separated from Spain
liae become prosperous and fairly well
condituued, independent countries, the
feeble old mother countrv has gradual!
fallen into lower and lower estate, dcp"iid
Ing and almost icljing for existence upon
the stolen gold levieJ upon Cuba, Portoltico,
and the 1'Iillippine Is.-nds Spain contin
ues to be what she hasnluajsbeen a rob
ber nation I speak now of the nation, and
not of her people.
It we wait for precedent we shall wait
forever If a precedent is needed ne shall
make one. We violitcd every precedent
liv thedeclarationof our ovvnii.dependence
on Jul 4, 177C We had no precedent
nor did we even ask for advice as to the
change in llS'j from a confederation to a
union of States. When we announced the
Monroe doctrirein 1K23 it was in defiance
of precedent, and vvasthe determination of a
rule which Insijecome a law and will never
COMMON SENSE DICTATES.
When we announced not many months
ago that we hould Intervene in the matter
of the Venezuelan boundary, and see for
ourselves if our lights were to be con
cluded bv foreign dictation, we followed
no precedent but that of good American
common sense And common sense lias
won These Instances only show that up
to this time no assumption of authority
In regard to Amciican affairs which this
government has made has ever been suc
cessfullycontcstcd We now have reached
the time to take nnothcr step In advance.
We have already proclaimed that the
United States will have something to say
rcgardlng matters afrectlng the American
continent, and wcshoulduow announce that
the speedy termination of Spanish control
of the islands at the gatewav of the Mexi
can Gulf Is necessary alike to the welfare
of those Islands and to the people of the
The present situation cannot continue.
A population of 950,000 white Cubans and.
C0O.O0O colored Cubans, aggregating 1,
450,000 persons, will never yield, and
ought never to submit, to the bloody mili
tary rule of 160,000 Spaniards, The
Spanish clement, which has always con
trolled and dominated Cuba since Its dis
covery, numbers only about one-tenth Its
WAll OF EXTERMINATION' RAGES.
Columbus declared this Is the most beau
tiful land ever lieheld by human eyes In
October. 1402. Now, In 189G, It Is given
over to'devastation and destruction. With
in Its borders rages a war which on both
sides If. declared to be either a war of ex
termination on the one liand or liberty
Continued on Second rage.
BRIGHAM IN THE CABINET.
Mnrylnnd Slnto Granite Urges Him
for Secretary of Agrlc'nlture.
Baltimore, Dec. 10. The annual meeting
of the Maryland State Grange, at the Ku
dolph, Charles and 1'leasant streets, closed
jestcrday. The earl' session was occupied
with the apjiointiiient of various committees
anil the reference to them of business coin
ing from subordinate l-ranclies.
Resolutions were adopted directing the
master and sccrctnry no recommend to
President-c'ocl McKlnley, on behalf of the
grange, the ippoiutmeut of Col. Brlgham,
of Ohio, master of the National Grange, as
Secretary of Agriculture.
'It is full jtltiic," said one delegate, "tint
the necessity be realized of appointing at
the head of tills department one who Is in
terested In the development of agriculture
and is In syiilpathy with the needs of the
farmer. Wifhlil the past few ears the Ag
ricultural Department has not accomplished
theob Ject of Its creation and has contri tinted
but little to the advancement of farming."
Other resolutions were adopted requesting
the re -operation of the National Grange to
build up the order in this State, where It U
declining. Itegret at the absence of the
master, Mr. Henry O Devrles. of Howard
county, who was unable to attend ow ing to
illness, was expressed in resolutions.
Messrs. Mellaril Vincent, Jr., of White
Marsh, .and Samuel Iirookc, of Lothian,
were re-Hectetl members of the executive
board, to serve three years. Mr. and Mrs.
Henry M. Murray, of Cumbcrstone, were
elected members of the committee on the
agricultural experiment station conducted
at the State Agricultural College.
MANY EAGER FOR OFFICE
icaiits for Technical Positions
Under the Government.
Notice In The I lines Tlmt Uxninliiu-
tions Will Ho Held Brings Them
to Civil Service Commission.
The announcement made by The Evening
Times jesterdaj that the Civil Service
Commission will on January 12 hold ex
aminations for a large nuinLer of rosltititis,
has brought many npj ltcantb toJn to the
commission for further information, and
for blanks, Ii.n means of which to seek ad
mission to the examination.
The commission is not jet ready to give
details in regard to the matter, and apph
cants, accordingly, must be turned away.
It will be several da)s luforc the parlitii
lars arc read for publication, and until
that time an request at the commission
builolug for information Is waste of the
applicant's time and tkl.ijs the work of
the officals there.
When the further statement glvii g the
classes of situations for which it is desired
to establish lists of eligible, together wah
the loiidituiis and places of the examina
tion, is teady a publication of the facts will
be made b The Times.
The examination will Ix- held at a num
ber of places beside Washington. Of
course, the entire number of places, be
tween 3,00(1 and 4,000, are not now va
cant, but this examination will put those
who pass It on the roll of those eligible for
the places as the- become vacant.
DISTRICT LOTS IN QUESTION.
IteiKirt of Attorney General Ilnrmoii
to the Senate.
Attorney General Harmon, in reply to
a resolution of last May, has sent to the
Senate a statement as to a list or lots
claimed by private Individuals, the title
to which is in the United States The reso
lution asked for the list with a bill pro
viding a proper method for the govern
ment to disuse of these lots.
Mr Harmon sajs "To enable me to
furnish a c c mplete list of the lots therein
rcfcrrofl to, it became iie-cessarj to have
an examination made of the numerous
recorils now in tie office of pulllc build
ingsand grounds, m the War Department,
showing, in the first place, what ;ots in
each and eve ry square of the cit of
Washington were acquired by the United
States on the ellvis on between the public
and the original pioprietors of the land,
and. In the next place, what lots thus ac
quired by the United Stales rtmaln un id
or otherwise disposed of b the trov eminent,
also an examination of the records in the
office of the Recorder of Deeds for the Dis
trict of Columbia, and a number of court
records, tax assessments, etc
"With the force at my command, avail
able ror tills work, I have been unable thus
far to accomplish an v thing bevond tlic ex
amination of the n-cords In the office 0f
public buildings and grounds. The exam
ination cf these records has been finis! ed
and a full abstract thereof made so far as
they relate to said lots, by which It ap
jiears that there are upward of a hundred
squares originally containing public lots,
the sale of some or which lots, in whole
or In part. Is not shown bv- such records,
and in addition thereto above twenty
squares which remain undivided and cif
which there Is no record of any sale.
"To complete the work thus begun It Is
now necessary to search the land records
In the office of the recorder of deeds, and
also some court records, both in Washing
ton and Annapolis, with reference to the
public lots embraced in the squares above
mentioned. Till?, with the examination
of tax asscsseir.i'nls, etc., will require
"Until the searches and examinations ad
verted to have all been completed, ami it Is
precisely ascertained what lots are 'claimed
by private individuals, the title to which is
in the United States,' It will not be prac
ticable to furnish a lit of such lots.as called
for by the said resolution; nor can I, in the
absence of definite Information concern
ing the claims of such Individuals, suggest a
proper meinoei ror ine disposal orthclots."
Mr. Harmon adds that his presentforce Is
hardly adequate for the regular work of
Kuglnnd to Inciense Her Army.
Lonelon, Dec. 10. The St. James Ga
zettc says it has the highest authority
for the statement that the army estimates
for the ensuing year, which will be pre
sented to Parliament upon Its reassem
bling, will ! greatly increased. Accord
ing to the statement of the Gazette eight
new battalions of infantry nnd eighteen
new batteries of artillery, with four guns
each, will lie formed and the cavalry serv
ice will he"rcorganIzed.
Medal 'of Honor Awarded.,
A medal of honor was today awarded
Lieut. John C. Curtis, late of the Ninth
Connecticut Volunteers, and now residing
at Bridgeport, Conn., for most distinguished
gallantry In action at the battle of Baton
House, Ga., August B, 1862. During this
engagement Lieut. Curtis voluntarily
sought the line of battle and alone and
unaided captured two prisoners, driving
them before him torcgimentalheadquarters
at the point of the bayonet.
Bouded Whisk- Exempted.
Frankfort, iCy., Dec. 10 The ax list
of this State will be materially increased
and considerable arrears of taxes will be
brought Into the treasury by a decision
of the court of appeals that the law ex
empting whisky In Federal bond from tax
ation during the bonded rcriod Is uncon
stitutional. MEETINGS TO
The Colonial Wars Society will hold its
fourtli annual meeting and banquet on the
evening of the 19th instant, with Presi
dent Gardiner G. Hubbard to preside.
The opening dance of tho Sons of Vet
erans' Association takes place tonight. In
their new hall, corner of Eleventh and E
MONEY TO PAY THE PIPER
Men Who Are Named to Raise
Inaugural Guarantee Fund.
WASTED HALL FOR A BALL
The Opposition to the Use of tho LI
hrary .still Continues Active '1 ho
Whole Matter I-eft In Chairman
Iliinna's Hands Col. 1'arlter Ali
ment Geii.Ordvvnj'rf Decllnntlon.
The names of the men who will finance
the local Inauguration preparations were
announced this morning bj Chairman Bell
Mr. Hell and Chairman John W Thomp
son of the finance committee held a con
ference last night and the latter submitted
the following names, which were approv eel.
E. S. Parker, H. II Snvdtr, E. S. John
son, F. C.Stevens,C F Nonnent.J.H Wil
son, D. 11. Clarke, J T) Herrell, J. 1). Tay
lor, C. C. Glover, M U Emery, George C.
Henuing, L. J. Davis, A K I'arrls, John
W. Macartncv, J. G. Moure of New York,
1".. Francis Itiggs, O. G Staples. E J. Stell
wagtn, George E. Emmons, Capt. A. A.
Thomas, lsadore Saks, James I'. Hood, C.
K. Simpson, Charles II. Allendcr, Andrew
M. Greenof Anacostia, W W Burdctte.r
C. Duncanson, It. i J Uolizuinn, W S. Knox
A. Grecnless and W. 1! Moes.
four had experience.
Only four of these Messrs. Davis, jMa
cartney, stellwagen, anil Snyiler serve-el
In a similar capacity during the Harrison
Already a number of voluntary subscrip
tions have been receiveil, and the com
mittee will at once actively enter uion
their work. The city will be districted
ami a district assigned cacli member, so
that everybody will be given a chance
to subscribe. At first, however, the big
subscribers will be sought, those giving
sums of 51,000, $500, and so on down
to $100. These are expected to make up
the guarantee fund of the $50,000 without
difficulty In a few days.
Chairman Bell has received a telegram
from Gen. Albert Orelwuy, in New York,
regretfully declining the. chairmanship of
the committee on military. Gi-n. Ordway
is obliged by his business to vls't Loudon,
England at once.
Five committees are still without heads,
anil they may not be appointed for several
days. They are the reception, militar,
decorations in ballroom, rioor, and ban
The first meeting of the executive com
mittee has been set for Saturday night
next, .JO o clock, in the American Se
curity anil Trust building. The chairmen
of committees arc expected to submit the
names of tlieirconanitteemenfor approval.
The selection has been wholly lelt to the
chairmen, and the executive committee will
prevent duplication or the placing of any
une man on too many committees.
The executive committee will then also
act with regard to the place for the Inaugu
ral ball. There has developed a consider
able difference of opinion among the mem
bers as to the use of the new Library build
ing. DISCUSSION AS TO LIBRAUT.
Chairman Bell stated today that there
appears little likelihood that Congress will
penult the Library to be used, and that the
committee. In that event, will fall back on
the Tension Office.
He considers the new postoffice building
out of the question. The Pension Office
can quickly lie put Into condition without
seriously Inconveniencing or delaying cleri
Mr. Bell stated that the executive officers
have left the matter entirely in Mr. Hanna's
hands, and he Is the only one who is trying
to stem the tide oropposltlon.
The matter will probably be determined
by Congress this week or bo far as to per
mit the executive committee tojeach defin
Col. Parker left this morning for Now
York and Boston, expecting to be away
several days. In his absence Chajnnan Bell,
Secretaries Brackett and Walker and Col.
A. T. Britlon are wading Into the details
and making letters and telephone messages
Mr. ttell Is greatly pleased by the way
the various chairmen take hold, and stated
that many have reported fine progress upon
the matters confided to their care.
Col. Cecil Clay, chief clerk of the De
partment of Justice, was, this afternoon,
tendered the chairmanship of the commit
tee on military organizations, which will
take part In the Inauguration day plans.
Col. Clay has accepted the offlce.and ten
dered his thanks for the honor to the com
T. E. Bocssle of the Arlington note!
was this afternoon appointed chairman of
the committee on ballroom decorations.
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Flooring, 91.50 for 100 Feet. """
KilB-drled heart, one width, one length.
Libber & Co., 6tu Bt, and New York ave.
PRIVATE AXES FIRST,
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AUSTRALIA NEEDS WHEAT.
Millions of HiiKhplK Will Come From
the United Stutes.
Vancouver. B. C, Dec 10 J S Larke,
Canadian trade commissioner in Australia,
has furnished the Vancouver hoard of tiade
with i. statement as to the coiiehion of
Australian crops He stales that the coun
try will have to Inqiort over 5,0ni,000
bushels of wheat this year, owing to the
failure of the harvest, anil that the bulk
oft his importation will rwnc from America.
Canadian merchants, he says were late
In tile field, San rninciseu rirms having
alre'ady -ecurcil a number of large orders.
Mr. 'Larke, however, eleclares that a
large amount of wheat will vet be re
eimreel, and urges Canadian merchants to
more actively compete for orders.
RESULT OF TIMES' CRUSADE
Chic Center to Give Alley Sanita
tion Active Consideration.
MeetliiK Will He Held at the ITrnt
Consresntlonnl Clinrcb Next
An Important mee'lng of the Clvlo Center
will be helel at- the First Congregational
Church- next Monday evening, beginning
at 8 o'clock, at which the annual reports
will be presented and the subject ot alley
sanitation will be made a chief topic of
discussion. , , '
The reiwrts to be Sulanilted arc In part as
s from an in-
Shriithfioh of alleys, Dr liobert
tvpical alley house., en- result
vcsllgatlon by the committee on liousingot
the people, to be presented by the chair
man: necessit of au Improved inilksupplj",
l)r S. S. Adams; results otsanitary inspec
tion of bakeries, Dr. K. T. King; study of
sewers ami-water supply in relation to the
health of the people, Iir Max West.
-Miss Josephine A. Clark will present a
report on the establishing of lioiueliLrarii-s,
and -Mr W II. Penndl will discuss the
ventilation of school buildings. An attract
ive program has been prepared, and a
Jurge? attendance of the membership Is ex
SIX OVEHCOATS SIOLIIX.
Thieves Arecl'repnrlutr for Change
Eight cases of larceny vv ere reported to
Inspector HolhnbergiT today, including the
theft of six overccats.
Thieves acntcreil the residence of Wil
liam S. Crawff,rd,Nn.2415 II street north-
. West,, through the front door, which was
unlocked, and stole clothing and other
A lot of silver am) plateil ware was taken
from a" trunk in the house of Mrs. L. Crop
lev. No. 410 Sixth street northwest.
The stable'of M. II. Sullivan, No. 1212
giilo avegiicvas-j-ntercdand twenty-five
cfiickens and five turkeys stolen.
iA lild thief Invaded the hall or the
nouse of Representatives yesterday and
'Eotsvvay with a light overcoat, the proper
ty of"W. C. Thoruleyof No. 807 Eleventh
A blue serge overcoat was stolen from
W. II. Hill, residing at No. 235 New Jer
sey avenue southeast, and a black over
coat from Joseph HallUian of No. 903
Tentll street southeast.
A dark blue leaver overcoat and an
other dark overcoat were stolen by a hall
way thief from. George A. Green's resi
dence, "No. 418 C street southeast.
A. lap robe was taken from the buggy
ot Hr.'Thomas C. Smith, of No. 1133
twelfth street northwest, while the vehicle
was in fron t ot the Ebhltt House j-esterda j .
Inauguration Hates to Washington.
Chicago, Dec. 1ft. The chairman of the
central pissengcrcomnilUee j esterday noti
fied lines members of that body that a
rate of one fare for the round trip may be
made on account of the Inauguration cere
monies at Washington. Tickets will be sold
March 2 and 3. and will lie good return-
ing not earlier than March 4 nor later than
March B. No stop-overs will be allowed
at nnypolnt on these tlpkets.
Surgeon E. II. Mnrsteller lias been or
dered to the Italcigh, 'relieving Surgeon
II. G. Bayer, who is detached and ordered
to the Newark.
Tossed Assistant Surgeon II. B. Fitts
lias fieen" detached from, the Essex and
placed on waiting orders.
Passed Assistant Surgeon C. D. Brotn
vrcll has been detached from the Puget
Sound naval station and ordered to tho
Ensign L. A. Kaiser bas been oidercd
to the Monadnock'aB watch and division
$1.25 toBalti more and Return
Via B.-'A O. R. R. All trains December 12
and 13.,valid,rcr retuip "passage until fol
lovvlnErllondajr, i delO-it
He Will Succeed Mr. Carlisle in
the Next Cabinet.
TO RESIGN FROM THE HOUSE
Hut lie Will Work With the Ways
and Moans Committer. Which Will
Hold an Impeirtnnt Meeting: To
night Whut Is Expected to lie
Done -No Itcvenuc Halser. '
Hon Nelson Dlngley, Jr., ot Maine,
to bethenext Secretary ot the Treasnry
Thls etutement Is not official, but comes
from Euch n source that there can be no
douMIng that the portfolio will be ten
dcreet Mr. Dinglcy, and accepted. It is
only inthernugi'or possibility that a change
willbemade. He will, of course, retlgii from
the next House.
This ract will ha.e great bearing in the
e-onsultatlon leibeLeld tonight by the Ways
and Means Con mllte-e of tl e House. Mr.
Dingle, as the present chairman, antTthe
prospective Secretary of tie Treasury, Is
cpccte-d to outline tie policy of the In
OBJECT OF THE MEETING.
The ir.e-cting is to be held at the rooms
ot Gen Grosvenor. at tbeCochran. Theob
Jcct of the gathering is to discuss the sit-
I u:ltion. Thene-edforthelncreascof revenue
i will be considered without any reference
to w,,at ,he s'nate 'a' do during the
The general impresijn s that the com
mittee will decide to prepare a bill for
passage at an extra session ot the Fifty
fifth Congress. There seems to be no
doubt In the minds of tile leaders that such
ah extra se-sshm Is to be called. It is
said that !oth Mr. Dlngley and Gen. Gros
venor will inform the meiulH.rs or the Wajs
anil Means Committee toi.ight that MaJ.
McKlnlej- expects to follow such a plan.
The call will be Isued shortly after the
The ii'miiiilitee does not expect the Senate
to do anything In reference to the Dingley
bill. Members say the Ke-publi?an Sena
tors would pas the measure at once, if
thej- had the opportunity. They are in a
minority, and knowing this, it Is not an
ticpatcd that enough Senators can be found
who will vote for it.
This be-ing the case the meeting teWlsbt
will discuss plans for drawing up a new
tariH bill. It Is not the intention to pre
pare the bill at this session Investigations
will be put In progress, nnd It Is e-xpecteel
that this information will be in such shape
that several months' time can be saved in
the extra session.
The committee will virtually be the same
In the next House. Mr. Dlngley going Into
the Treasury will promote Mr. Payne, of
New York, to the chairmanship. Other
wise the personnel of the majority will
virtually remain the same. Onenew mem
ler will have to Lc added on the Repub
lican side, hut he will be a man who Is
thoroughly in touch with all that has been
. THE PRESENT SHORTAGE.
It Is not probable that the meeting will
discuss the present shortage in revenue.
One of tin me-mbers was asked this morn
ing if there was any chance ot a beer
tax being laid. Ills answer was:
"Only the most remote."
The same member said he appreciated
the position of the Treasury, and if there
was a pcssihilltj of providing enough reve
nue this session the committee Would cer
tainly act. Hut there was not the last
show with the present silver Senate.
He hoped that a wave of prosperity
would increase Imports sufficiently to
meet the expenditures of the government.
The member made a statement which was
significant of the methods that Major
McKlnley may follow when he becomes
President. He said:
"The appropriations could be cut down
fifty millions without hurting anything.
By the way, if Mr. Cleveland would veto
an appropriation bill, don't you think it
would bring the Senate to time? He could
claim, of course, that he did not Intend
to sign a bill appropriating money which
was not In the Treasury."
DEATHS OF A DAT.
SanRcmo, Dec. 10. Ucrr Nobel, the cele
brated inventor of explosives, died here
Paris. Dec 10. The colonial office has
receiveil Information of the death of M.
Rousseau, governor of French Indo-China,
Every style. Glazed or unglazcd. Frank
Libbey & Co.. Ctli st and New York ave.
Weather Strlta, ij$ Cents
per foot; cither felt or rubber. Frank
Libbey & Co., Ctn street and New Yorkavo,
. b3s - .cCSsWjJWSi-S
GOLD DEMOCRATS CONFER.
Meeting of National Democratic Kx-
ecutlve Committee at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, Inil., Dec. 10. Many mem
bers of the national Democratic executive
committee have arrived here to attend
to this afternoon's meeting ot the commit
tee. The Indications now are that there
will be almost a full attenelance.
Col. Henry Watterson reached the city
this morning and will be tendcied a ban
quet at the Bates House this evening. He
Is expected to make an address that will
be full of advice for the gold Democracy,
nnd his opinions will have much weight
with the committee In the formulation ot
One of the chief questions to be decided
will be that of establishing permanent
headquarters to carry ''forward a cam
paign of education for the next four years.
It is quite likely that this will be done
and that Inillnnnpolls will be chosen as
the place from which to disseminate lit
erature. The determination of the free sllvirltcs
to Ves-p up the fight has led the com
mittee to be-lievc that this Is he only
course that can be adopted If the gold
Democratic organization is to be per
petuated. It will also-probably be ilecieleel
to push the State organizations anil estab
lish them in States where the party now
has no organization.
At any rate, there will be no compro
mise witli tne silverites, and every plan
adopteil will have In view the one pur
pose of strengthening the national party.
TORTURES OF INQUISITION
How Spanish Officers Are Treating
Philippine Island Rebels.
Property of NutlvCH In Confiscated
undThey Are Being Ilainslieil
From the Country.
Tacoma, Wash., Dec. H. Mail advices
received jesterday via Hong Kong in
clude most serious charge" against the
Spanish officers who are attempting to
crush out the rebellion In the Philippine
They are accused of torturing their pris
oners in Hie most merciless manner, emplo
ing for the purpose some ot the infamous
Implements which the history of the Inqui
sition has made familiar. The property of
wealthy natives is being confiscated, and
an attempt is being made by Spanish offi
cers to raise $10,000,000 of the Banco Es
panot Filipino, giving as a guarantee the
c-ontiscated prois-ny of the rebels.
On the steimship Manila, wMch left the
Islands Octotier 20, 151 prominent natives
or tlie Island were banished. They would
have been shot were It not for the inter
fere nee of tlie capt Jin general, who Iscred
Itcd witli being the only humane Spaniard
In Manila. Eleven hundred more Spanish
troops, making 3,000 in all, sent since the
rebellion broke- out, arrived during the
latter part of October.
The rebels are mostly armcil with Mauser
rifles, and have plenty of funds. Their
strength in fighting men is estlniateel at
from Ju.OOO to 30,000. Many engagements
CKreurreel during October, but no decisive
battle had been fought up to November 3.
Two amateur photographers named Cho
fer and Moritz were murdered near Manila.
Tlie Spaniards say the rebels killed them
for their Instruments.
Tlie correspondent ot the IIougKong Press
writers that the rebels continue to gain
strengtirin the Interior provinces. The
city or Manila Is not yet seriously thrcat
enetl. however, tlmugh the situation is ad
mittedly critical. Two companies of Span
ish soldiers recently met at Dulu.and, mis
taking each other for rebels, they fought
for an hour before discovering their mis
take. Thanks to fault- aim, little damage
A dispatch to fie-Honc Kong Prcs dated
Talie, Formosa, November 0, reads: "Af
ter vigorous measures, pl.nrue under con
trol." This evidently referred to visita
tion of bubonic plague recently reporteil
from that Island.
SPANISH MORS DELIGHTED.
Report of Mnceo's Death Set Them
Madrid, Dec. 10. Last night's popular
manifestations of Joy over tlie reports of
the death of the rebel leader, Antonio
Maeeo, was or the most enthusiastic char
acter An excited crowd gathered in front
or the prelectureand the town hall, cheer
ing and shouting, and the mayor appeared
upon the balcony ot the hall and Joined in
1 he governor of Madrid, who was watch
ing the tlemonstratlon, caused the United
states legation to be prote-cted by gen
darmes. The crowds, after shouting themselves
hoarsein front or the town hall, marcheel to
the war orric?, where they sent a deputa
tion to wait upon the minister or war and
congratulate him upon tne death or Maceo.
From the war orrics they wvnt to the Mili
tary Club, whose building was illuminated.
After cheering In front of the Military
Club the crowd retracted their steps and
endeavoreel to inarch to the United States
legation, but the-y were prevented by the
police trom doing so. Having been turned
back by the police, the mob went to the
offices v the Imparclal anil the Heraldo,
each of which newspaper was cheered
vvildl. The crowil then went to the resi
dence of the captain-general of Madrid.
w here the guard presented arms to the
The news of tho death of Maceo was re
ceived in the provinces with every mani
festation of delight, each town demon
strating its joy to the fullest e-xtent of its
lung power. Tremendous demonstrations
were held In Cadiz, Valencia anil other
cities, and the lioursos of Madrid and Bar
celona each went up one point on the
strength of the news.
The struggle of the populace to obtain
the spexlal editions of the newspapers an
nouncing the death or the rebel leader was
unparalleled, and every newspaper office
was l)csiegeil until a late hour.
The cnblne-t council, which was to have
been held today, has been peistponeel on
iirnini-r of the illness of Premier Canovas
TO JOIN THK INSURGENTS.
Company of Slinriishoqtersi Organiz
ing In Washington.
Spokane, Wnsh., Dec 1 0. There Is being
secretly organized in this city a company
of sharpshooters supposed to be under the
command of J. W. Proctor, a noted Indian
scout, the mission of which is to go to Cuba
to join the ranks of the insurgents. About
seventj--five men have already been en
listed. Butte, Mont., Dec. 10. A club of Cuban
sympathizers Is being organized here lo
Join tlie Insurgents in January. Capt. Bor
deaux:, the organizer, has nearly 200 names
on the list.
The-Fresldent today sent to the Senate
the following nominations:
John Y. Ostrander, of Alaska, to becom
mlssioncr In anil for the district of Alaska,
to reside at Juneau.
Benjamin K. Klmbcrly, receiver of pub
llcmoneys.it Denver, Col. There were also
nominated recess appointments of receivers
ot public moneys, Indian agents collectors
ot Internal revenue and promotions in the
revenue cutter and marine hospital service.
The nomination of William St. John
Forman, of Illinois, to be commissioner of
Internal revenue Is Included.
No. 1 Cypress Shingles, 4x20,
Every one perfect, at $3.25 per 1,000.
Libbey & Co.,ccr. Ctu und N. Y. ave.
f j-SjariiFr. - " jvS? -itjs-- xi
Report Is Confirinefl to Hi
KILLED BY TWO BULLETS
One Hit in the Jaw and Another
in the Stomach.
OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 7
Tho Cuban Leader Passed Avvny at
2 o'clock in tho Afternoon After
mi Lngagemeut Between His Army
nnd tlie Spanish Troops Under
Ciriijedns Attempts to Find tho
Body Mystery About Weyler'rt
Havana, Dec. lO.-Dr. Maximo Zertucha,
who was formerly Gen Antonio Maceo'i
physician, has surrendered to Col. Tort
at San Felipe, and confirms the reports ot
the rebel leader's death, which occurred at
2 p. m on December 7,lti the engagement
between the rebels under Maceo and th
Spanish troops under MaJ Cirujcda. i
Maceo reccivesl one bullet, which pene
trated his head, breaking his Jaw, and
passed out at the union of the neck and thej
shoulder, and was al'O wounded by an
other shot which struck him in the stomach.
Another attempt was made tills morn
lug to discover what di-position had been
made of tlie rebel leader's Lody.
A delegation if correspondents of thefor
eign press and reiiorlers of the local news
papers have gone in the direction of Hoyo
Colorado to make an investigation in that
vicinity, where it Is believed the tody is
It was rumored In Havana last night that
If the body should be found it would bo
brought to this city.
A great deal of speculation 1 s being in
dulged In here as to the reason why Gen.
Weyler encamped near Guanajay yester
day anil left the field, taking a direction
lanes has left here for Madrid and is at
Gen. Wcvlcr's disposal.
Gen." Hosehhas-had a serious encounter
with a- party of rebels at Santa Rita del
Cauto and Manzanillo, dl-perslng the en
emy with a." series of cavalry charges and
artillery fire. It i believed that the losses
of the rebels were very he ivy. The Span
ish bid one man killed and six officers and
forty-two privates wounded.
Havana, Dec. 10. The Diaro de Lama
rlna, the leading Journal of Havana, pub
lishes extracts from President Cleveland's
message to Congress, referring to Cuba
anil Spain, but makes no comments theru
L'.DV SCOUT VF.ItV ILL.
Unti HussellV. JIot!ier-!n-Lnvv in a
London, Dec 10. The condition of Fred
erick Kast, co-defendant with Lady Tina
Scott, John Cockerton, and William Avion,
in the suit for criminal libel brought against
them by Earl Russell, who is ill with pneu
monia, is now regarded as hopeless. Ho
has siuTered a relapse, and his phslcians
sxv there is no likelihood of his recovery
Laily Scott is also ill with fever and is in
a critical condition
Qulncy In the Western Association.
Quincy, 111, Dec. 10 T. J. Hlckey,
president of the Western Baseliall Associa
tion, has notified the Quincy Baseball As
sociation that lie has awarded Quincy the
eighth franchlsein the Western Association.
This makes the circuit complete, as fol
lows: Quincy, Peoria, Rockford, St.
Joseph, Des Moines, Burlington, Cedar
Rapids anil Dubuque. William Trafriew
will manage the Quincy club.
Rolling Mill Men Strike.
San Francisco, Dec. 10. Two hundred
employes of the Pacific Rolling Mills, ono
of the largest concerns of the kind on the
coast, have struck, owing to a heavy
cut in "wages. The wages of boys wen
reduced 20 per cent, laborers 25 per
cent, while skilled workmen suffered to
theextentot 35 and ."0 percent. Thecom
pany gives as a reason ror the cut that it
Is not meeting expenses.
Norfolk and Western llarnlngs.
New fork, Dec. 10 -The Nortolk and
Western Railroad Conipany.lncludingleased
lines, earned gross for September $seJ4,
S45, an Ine rease ot $30,162; und net, $86,
262; decrease, $71,10iir gross from Jan
uary 1 to SeptimK-r 30, $s,201,801;ln
creas, $1,434,753; net, $1000;314; lu
Minister Willlst Has Malaria.
San Francisco, Dec. 10 Honolulu, Dec.
4, Corrcstiondence of the United Associated
Presses, per steamer China. United States
Minister Willis has been very ill with ma
larial fever for several weeks. The prea
cut symptoms are more favorable.
For Additional Folders.
Mr. Odcll jestcrday ofrcred a resolution
authorizing the Doorkeeper ot the House to
employ fifteen additional folders In tho
House work at $75 a month, to be paid out
of the contligent fund. They are to bo
dropped within a month from the expira
tion of the session. ,
Callers at the White House.
Senator John M. Palmer, late candi
date for President on the jold Democratic
ticket, had his first Interview since his
nomination with President Cleveland this
morning. Other callers at the White House
were Senators Brice nnd Thurston.
Killed by u Locomotive.
Menominee, Mich., Dec 10. A handcar
was struck by a freight locomotive on tho
Soo railroad, near Pemhlne, this morning,
and Louis Swnnson and a companion, sec
tion hands, who were on the car, wcro
Colored Politician Dead.
New Orleans, La., Dec 10. "Tom" Cage,
colored, a well-known character In politics,
and chairman of the Republican Stat
central committee, died tcielay.
Received for ltedeiiiptloii.
Tlie national bank notes received today
for redemption amounted to $531,820. f
Ivy Institute Business College, Sth and K.
None better. ?20 a j car, day or night, i