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VOL. 37.—N0. 30.
Gravity of the Situation in
The Rebels in Rio Grande
Firmly Fortified.
The Provisional Junta of the Prov
ince Working- in Harmony.
Fnnascs'i Warship* Proceeding- to the
Scene of Hostilities—The Dic
tator's Caa*e Said to
Be Hopeless.
amort* ted Press Dii Dutches.
Rio dk Janeiro, Nov. 18. —From dis
patches received today it is learned that
the insurgents are fortifying the city of
Rio Grande, and making preparations
for repelling any advances made on tho
place by the forces of Fonseca. The
government has ordered troops to pro
ceed to the city of Desterro, capital of
the province of Santa Catharina, forty
miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro. It
contains the palace of the president of
the province, and an arsenal, and is de
fended by several forts.
London, Nov. 18. —No confituation baa
yet been received of the Exchange
Telegraph company'sllio de Janerio ad
vices yesterday, reporting that the navai
and military offlcors stationed in Para
had taken steps toward the declaration
of the independence of that Btate.
The most important news received
today relates to affairs in the state of
Rio Grande do Bat. This is given in a
dispatch to the Times from Santiago de
Chile. According to this the differences
which have been interfering with per
fect unity of action by the provisional
junta now in authority in that state,
are disappearing and the members of
the junta are now acting in harmony.
They made one of their number, Dr. A6sis
Brazil, minister of war. Active meas
ures are being taken to improve the de
fenses and increase the effective strength
of the array. The mouth of the Rio
< irande, the principal river of the state,
haa been obstructed by sinking two
ships in the channel, and the river is
protected by heavy artillery. Thejunta
is in full control of the military stores
in the state, and of the govern
ment factory for making munitions of
war. The provincial batiks and private
persons are offering to furnish the junta
with ample funds to carry forward the
plans that may be decided on for main
taining the independence of the state.
The officers sent by the dictator to take
the places of those who cast their for-'
tunes with the insurgents in Rio Gtande
do Sul, have arrived at Montevideo, and
propoee to proceed at once to their des
tination. They assert that several men
of-war are now on the way to Rio
Grande, and others are being made
ready to follow.
eonseca's cause is lost.
Refugees from Rio de Janeifo who
have reached Montevideo, express tho
opinion that Fonseca will not be able to
long maintain himself. Hie cause ia
iost, they say. Only fear of mob vio
lence, in their opinion, now restrains
the discontented opposition at the Bra
zilian capital from active steps against
New York, Nov. 18.—The Herald's
Buenos Ayres cable asserts that more
towns in Rio Grande do Sul have joiued
the revolutionists. Enlistments of
soldiers are actively going on. Five
vessels of the government fleet are re
ported to have gone over to the junta,
which has adopted for its flag a white
and red globe. The other states in
Brazil are quiet, and there is apparently
no truth in the rumors of a revolt in
San Luis, the capital of the Argentine
provine of the same name, ia reported
in a ferment. Soldiers patrol the streets
and the governor's houae has been con
verted into military headquarters. The
Uruguay gunboat Artiguaa haa gone up
the river to guard the interests of
Uruguay's territory.,
A I-ale Arrival from Brazil Airs Hie
New York, Nov. 18. —The steamship
Earndale, from Rio de Janeiro, arrived
at Brooklyn yesterday morning. The
ship left before serious trouble began in
Brazil, but the officers bring aome inter
eating news. The Earndale aailed from
Rio on the morning of October 24th,
having been in port about two weeks.
During that time there were no United
Statea war vesaels in the harbor, but
there were two British and one French
cruiser. Of all the Brazilian men-of
war in the Rio navy yard, only two
appeared to be in commisaion, so
the reports which had reached here of
activity in the Brazilian navy, are very
probably exaggerated. "The only trouble
I know of," said one of the Earndale'sof
ficera, "occurred the night of October Bth.
A great crowd of medical atudenta gath
ered in one of the theatera where a
rather popular actreaa was the cause of
a good deal of cheering and shouting.
The police objeoted to the disorder and
tried to put a atop to it. The reault waa
a rush of students against the police,
who drew their swords and pistols and
fought the crowd. Several atudenta
were killed and a number of com
batants on both sides badly in
jured. On the following night the
police and atudenta again met
in a row, resulting in the death of two
of the latter, and a number of minor
casualties. A young Englishman who
happened to be passing down the street
where the fight occurred, waa killed in
stantly by a stray bullet. Aa the re
sult of this riot mounted police patrolled
the streets of the capital night and day,
and after dark it was unsafe to go
into the streets. The garrison waa not
called on for assistance, probably be
cause the army would have sided with
the civilians. The soldiers hate the po
lice. The latter are made up of the
worat clasaeß. They are moa.ly ne
"Was there any political significance
in this riot?" waa asked.
"1 think the republican form of gov
ernment haa not panned out aa they
expected. There is a powerful faction
desiring tbe reinstatement of the em
pire. They want to put Dom Pedro or
hia nephew on the throne. Since the
fall of the empire prices of every com
modity have doubled. The government
has imposed a high tariff."
The officer said further that it was the
general opinion in Rio, that the govern
ment would not last many months
longer. He was not aurpriaed when he
read of the revolutionary movement.
Montt to Bo Chosen President Today by
the Electoral College.
New York, Nov. 18.—The Herald's
Valparaiso cable says: The electoral
college will hold a meeting in Santiago
tomorrow and publicly choose Montt for
president. A resolution has been intro
duced in the chamber to award bim
70,000 molinas; to the newly appointed
rear-admiral, 50,000, and to the aeveral
captains of the navy 40,000 each, in rec
ognition of their services in the late
The cruiser Errazuriz sailed today
from Uruguay for Valparaiso.
Captain Schley, of the Baltimore,
reporta the American seamen injured in
the late fight sufficiently recovered to
be able to testify, and aaka that an in
terpreter chosen by himaelf be allowed
by Judge Foster to be present, in ac
cordance with the instructions of the
secretary of the navy.
Russia, Austria and Germany All Con
centrating Forces and Erecting Addi
tional Barracks in the Same Locality.
Russian Affairs.
Vienna, Nov. 18.—Well founded re
ports are current here that the Russian
government has ordered 40,000 troops
dispatched to the Polish frontier, and
that the number of barrack huts in that
region will be largely increased. In
consequence it ia reported the Austrian
government has ordered a large number
of officers and men dispatched to
strengthen the frontier guards.
Berlin, Nov. 18.—The German war
office has ordered a large number of
portable tents manufactured for use in
the eastern army corps, with a view to
the protection of troops from inclement
weather, in the event of war with
London, Nov. 18.—The Standard's St.
Petersburg correspondent says: Owing
to the cooling of French enthusiasm for
the Rusßian alliance, the Russian min
ister of war has abandoned the project
of purchasing new rifles, and has or
dered the utmost dispatch in filling old
old Beilin cartridges with smokeless
powder. The seasoned regiments in
Finland will be transferred to the Aus
trian frontier, and recruits sent to Fin
land. These measures are presumed to
be due to tho Austrian emperor's recent
alarmist speech.
St. Petersburg, Nov. 18.—Owing to
the exceptional severity of the weather,
the government has given orders that
work on the eastern portion of the Sibe
rian railway shall be suspended for the
present. As a measure of relief to
many peasants in the famine-stricken
districts, the government ib conaidering
the advisability of engaging thouaanda
of them to work in the construction of
the Siberian road during the winter.
The work of building the line will be
reaumed as Eoon aa the weather moder
ates suflicierftly. The czarowitz will
shortly undertake supreme direction of
the work of construction.
It was made public today that in ac
cordance with instructions received from
Livadia, where the czar ia at present so
journing, the issuance of the decree for
bidding the export of wheat has been
postponed until he returns to St. Petera
burg in December.
A Higli-Toned Wedding.
VINCENTON, N. J., Nov. 18.—At 11
o'clock this morning Miss May Irick
and George Washington Charles Drex
el. youngest son of A. J. Drexel, the
banker, were married in Trinity Episco
pal church. Bishop Scarborough of New
Jersey performed the ceremony, assist
ed by the rector, Rev. Mr. Smith. The
church, which had been recently redec
orated and beautified, was adorned with
chrysanthemums and rare exotics.
Owing to tbe illness of the bridegroom's
mother, none but members of the fam
ily and most intimate friends were in
vited. The bride is a beautiful young
women, belonging to an old New Jersey
family. The groom, whose age is 22, is
a member of the Philadelphia Four-in
-1 land club.
Paraguay Revolutionists.
New York, Nov. 18.—A Bpecial from
Buenoa Ayres says: A dispatch from
the territory of Formoßa Bays a number
of revolutionists from Paraguay sacked
the residence of Governor Delgado. De
termined resistance was made, and it is
reported Delgado was wounded and aev
eral of the chiefs of hia command killed.
The country seems on the eve of another
revolution. It is reported that the gar
rison at Rosario, in Santa Fe province,
has mutinied and taken charge of the
town, because they were not paid.
A Remarkable Verdict.
San Francisco, Nov. 18. —Tbe inquest
in the case of Lakrie A. Jenger, a young
woman who died from the effect of a
criminal operation, last week, resulted
this afternoon in the verdict: "No evi
dence to convict any one of crime."
The verdict is very remarkable from
the fact that the girl when dying wrote
a statement, positively charging Dr.
Hali with having performed the opera
tion from whose effects the jury find her
death resulted.
A Flood of Florida Oranges.
New Yobk, Nov. 18.—The great, crop
of Florida orangea haa begun to flow
into New York. The laßt steamer
brought 15,000 boxes, and today the
price touched $1.15 a box in the whole
sale market. Strictly first-class fruis is
The Farmers' Alliance Rent
With Dissensions.
A Split in the Organization
Seems Inevitable.
The Convention at Indianapolis Is
Almost a Fizzle.
The Longer It Remain* iv Session the
Farther Apart Are the Faction*.
The Treasury Empty—No
Pay for Delegates.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Indianapolis, Nov. 18.—The longer
the Alliance remains in session, the
farther apart grow the vigorous fac
tions. It seems impossible to settle the
various organizations down to any defi
nite plan of action, or to any united
policy. The third party fight ia in
earneat, and every move is in more or
leas direct reference to this main iasue.
A split in the Alliance on the sub-treaa
ury and land loan principles now deems
The open meeting of the Alliance this
morning was a complete fizzle, and
lasted but a few momenta. When the
executive session opened, trouble over
aub-treasury matter began. A commu
nication waa received from the executive
committee of the anti-sub-treaaury Alli
ance, asking hearing for a protect pre
pared by W. Pope Yeamans of Mis
souri on instructions from the St. Louis
conventiou of last September. The
McCune faction oppoaed any hearing,
but Livingatone of Georgia moved the
appointment of a committee of five to
read the protest and report to the Alli
ance whether or not it ahould be read.
On this motion, which was finally
carried by a two-thirds vote, a bitter
fight was made by the McCune men,
who made the charge that the Georgia
faction attempted to assaainate McCune
in Mississippi.
The difficulty over representation
arose from the failure of the state sec
retaries to report the falling off of mem
bership which has occurred in various
states, especially in Texas and Missis
sippi, where there is great opposition to
McCune and the auD-treosury plan.
Thia neglect waa intentional, having
been ordered by the national league on
account of tbe detrimental effects such
reports would have on the order.
After the appointment of the commit
tee to hear the protest of the anti-sub
treaaury men, the convention
adopted a resolution to atand
by the sub-treasury plan. Liv
ingstone's committee met McCallieter,
Yeamans and others tonight, and listened
to the reading of the protest. After it
had been read Livingstone said: "Now,
when you break down our relief plan,,
what do you propose to offer aa a sub
Mr. Yeamans replied that hia com
mittee waa not empowered to frame a
It waa finally decided that Yeamans
be allowed to appear before the Na
tional Alliance tomorrow night, present
the protest and elaborate thereon aa he
desired, with the understanding that
members be allowed to reply to him.
McAllister will leave for Fort Worth,
Texas, tomorrow, and from there will
formulate a call tit a national meeting
of the anti-sub-treasury Alliance men.
Separate organizationa will be main
tained all over the country.
Before the adjournment of the execu
tive session, significant action was taken
which shows that the protest of the
anti-sub-treaaury people will receive
very little consideration. A resolution
was adopted, almost unanimously, re
affirming the adherence of the Alliance
to every plank in the Roachdale plat
McCune'a resolution to reduce the
representation one-half will likely pass,
and ia causing no end of uneasiness to
delegates who came here with a narrow
allowance of funds. It haa developed
that the treasury is nearly empty, and
unlesa the repreaentation ia reduced
there will not be enough money to pay
all the delegates.
The Alliance has been falling off in
many statea, and the atate Alliances
have been unable to furnish their quota
of the assessment to the national body.
At the reform press association meet
ing this morning it was decided to per
mit members, who gave their adherence
to the main principles of the Alliance,
to advocate or oppose whatsoever minor
ideas they please.
TheF. M. B. A. was in secret session
till 1 o'clock this afternoon on routine
The Btate agents adopted thia morning
the Roachdale pian which contemplates
cash sales at Alliance stores, and divis
ion of the profits among ita patrons.
Thia ia regarded aa a black eye for the
Union company.
That portion of the executive commit
tee of the People's party now here has
been in almost continuous session. Its
efforts are mostly directed toward the
consolidation of the various industrial
bodies, in the hope of getting the en
dorsement of the third party idea at the
February meeting.
The F. M. B. A. IB having a hard time
over the matter of funds. About half
the organization ia delinquent, and there
ia no money for the delegates. As a
consequence the Ohio delegation left
the houae at 1 o'clock, and many more
threatened to leave thia afternoon and
evening unless the matter waa adjusted.
Aa no means of adjusting the matter
have been presented it seems probable
that the F. M. B. A. part of the proceed
ings will soon come to an end.
A local paper says that at today's
session of the council, resolutions
offered by Delegate Branch, of Georgia,
created quite a fuse. They were polit
ical in nature, declaring that a large
number of men had been elected to con
gress by Alliance votes, and demanding
that they support no man for speaker
who would not first declare for the
Alliance platform; that Alliance con
gressmen ahould nominate one of their
own men and stick to him. They
further admonished tbe Alliance
men throughout the country to
beware of committing themselves to
any party in such a manner as to inter
fere with their freedom of political ac
tion, or taking any position in favor oi
men or party not in sympathy with the
Alliance principles.
When the resolutions were introduced
they were oppoaed in vehement
speeches by Mr. Livingatone and cthera.
The resolutions were finally referred to
a committee.
An effort to make the platform of the
Alliance more radical on the subject of
government ownership of railroad and
telegraph lines also brought out a warm
discussion, and the resolution went to
the committee on legislative demands,
with a prospect of a favorable report.
The 850 Kate.
San Francisco, Nov.lß.—The South
ern Pacific company haß ieceived assur
ances from the Chicago and Northwest
ern railway that it will participate in
the $50 rate for either or both of the
national political conventions, if they
should be held in San Francisco. As
the Union Pacific haß made the same
promise, there ia at least one line open
lor the delegatea and alternates at the
jrate desired. Vice-President Crocker
«aid when the matter waa left to the
Transcontinental association, he felt
Jsure it would be voted down.
The Ten Hie Association.
Jf San Francisco, Nov. 18.—The execu
tive committee of the traffic association
today, after a long discussion, unani
mously elected J. S. Leeds tra.hc man
ager. He is expected to arrive here
before the end of the present month. A
.sufficient amount of money has been
subscribed to pay the expenses of tho
association for two years at least, and it
is believed it can be made permanent.
an important convention in
session at denver.
The Interests of a Great Wealth-Produc
ing Industry Under Consideration.
Delegates from Thirty-three States
and Territories Present.
Denver, Nov. 18.—The dedication of
the El Dorado mining stock exchange
building and the opening of the first na
tional mining congress was celebrated
here today. Thia morning there was a
atreet parade in which miners and all
interested in mining took part. There
were also floats bearing mining machin
ery in motion, and a great many tab
leaux indicative of tin important fea
tures of mining. At the dedication
speeches were made by President Taylor
of the mining exchange, Mayor Rogers
of Denver and others. All the speakers
advocated free and unlimited coinage of
In tbe afternoon the mining congress
opened at the People'a theater, with ex-
Governor Tabor in the chair. Delegatea
from thirty-three atates and territoriea
reported, and it waa understood Hon.
"Nfles Searles, formerly chief justice of
California, would be elected permanent
chairman. The recommendation bas
not yet been repoited.
The greater part of tbe session was
occupied by Senator Stewart of Nevada,
who delivered a long address upon tbe
Bilver question. He urged the congress
to adopt resolutions that would compel
the national houae of representatives
to pasa laws restoring silver to
a parity with gold. Resolutions favor
ing the coinage of American product
only, the senator said, would not ob
tain twenty votes in the assembly. The
gold ring has repudiated silver and they
have reduced the issue of commercial
paper to the narrow limits of gold. Aa
a consequence the farmers are growing
poorer, and the number of bank failures
is being augmented. The circulation ia
not enough to keep the bankß in reserve
funds. Why ahould there be hard times
with twenty years of peace? Why
ahould timea be worse than at any
other time in the century? The want
of money was the cause.
Secretary Sherman, said the senator,
after a visit to England, and a confer
ence with the gold bugs, returned home
and surreptitiously incorporated in the
bill a clause rejecting silver. If this
had been done to gold it would not be
worth twenty-five cents on the dollar.
If it could not be used for money it
would have no commercial value. But
silver was univeraally circulated. It
could not be deatroyed, but it could be
depreciated. There waa no surplus bul
lion in the world previous to 1890. The
entire product waa uaed for com
mercial purposes. Great Britain
waa then constantly selling stiver.
The interest payments of that nation
were $80,000,000 annually, and were de
rived from the aale of ailver. When
silver went up last year England Bold
twice as much as the requirements of
the nation demanded, and they would
do this as long as ailver remained a com
He protested against the long dollar.
The country was being robbed. The
middleman was growing rich and the
producer was growing poorer because of
the long dollar. Enough dollara could
not be found to pay debts; hence atag
nation and hard timea.
After other addreaaes the convention
adjourned until tomorrow.
Railroad Offices, Etc., Removed From
Tulare to Fresno.
Fresno, Cal., Nov. 17.—Acting on tel
egraphic ordera from San Francisco, the
work of removing the division headquor
tera from Tulare to thia city began to
day, Carloads of furniture and office
material were shipped from Tulare laat
night, and thia evening twelve engineß
were side-tracked here instead of going
forward to Tulare. It was expected that
the transfer would not be made before
the Ist of Dec ember, but for Borne un
known reason the Southern Pacific offi
cials ordered an immediate change. The
large roundhouse, which ia now build
ing, will not be completed for a couple
of weeka at leaßt, and in the meantime
the engines must go unhoused.
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