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Distinguished Cuban War
rior a Victim of
Sudden Change from the Warm
Climate of Cuba to tho Wintry
Weather of New York nnd Wash
ington Responsible for the Illness
Which Cnused His Death The
Last Moments of tho Hero Sym
pathy of President McKinley.
Washington, Dee. ll.Genornl C'nllx
to Unrein, tho distinguished Cuban
warrior nnd lender and the head of
tin- commission elected by the Cuban
assembly tu visit this country, dle.l
here this morning shortly after 10
o'clock at the Hotel Raleigh, where tho
commission has Us heudquartetv. The
Midden change from Hie warm climate
of Cuba with the hardships he had
there endured to the wlntiy weather
of New York and Washington is re
sponsible for the pneumonia which re
Milted In his demise. Ho contracted a
slight cold In New York, which did not
assume an alarming stage until the
early part of lnsl week. On Tuesday
night General !arcla, In company with
the other members of the commission,
attended a dinner given in his honor
by Ueneral utiles, nnd it wns a result
of the exposure that night that ctll
mlnnted In his death. Durlnu: the 12
hours or more preceding dissolution
General Unrein wns unconscious mot
oi the time. At intervals he recognized
otic or more of those about him. In
his dying moments as all throu.i his
1 us and active life, his thoughts were
for his beloved country and bis people
mid among his Inst words were irra
t.Mia' tnutterlngs, Iti which he gave order-
to his son, who Is on his stair,
for the buttle which he supposed wns
t occur tomorrow nnd In which ho
mnlci stood there weie only four hun
tl.i 1 Spaniards to combat. Just before
li- died he embraced Ills son. Icev.
rntl.er Magee, of St. Patrick's church,
v.is called in during the day and was
villi Uenernl Unrein until the end, ad
ministering the last rites of the Cath
olic church. Oilier members of the
co;.. mission and Mr. ltubens. their
coumel in this country, wero also In
the bed chamber when the end came.
The remains were Immediately pre
pared fee burial and were placed on a
bier In the room In which he died. A
t'ubnn Hag served us n covering and
tlie bead rested on one of smaller di
mension". Tile face and bust were left
exposed to public view. The features
ba' a lemarkably life-like appearance
and gave no Indication of the suffeiiiigs
v l.'ch the deceased had borne. Just
aboc the head reted a magnificent
!!' iu I piece of red and white roses and
ii--H palms tied with a pure white rib
bon, liy direction of Major Uenernl
Miles a detachment of soldiers from
Lattery E, Sixth artillery, at the bar
racks here, under command of Lleuten
t nt Cox. was detailed as a body guard
for the leimilus.
After Ueneral Uarcla's death steps
m -e taken to notify the government
officials here nnd also the executive
i 'inmltlees of the Cuban nssembly,
wide li has Its headquarters at Jim
Innan. Cuba Secretary Jose Vlllalon,
of the i ommlsslon, sent a telegram of
notlllcntlon to Mendez Capote, the
preslibnt of the Cuban assembly, who
Is now In Havana. When tho death
berume known a number of visitors,
lin hiding many public men, came to
the hotel to express their condolences.
1'ivsideiii McKinley manifested his
sympathy by sending a sultnbly word
ed btter. and Vice President Hobart
s nt his card. Among those who called
w-rc Senators Foraker, Money, Proc
toi and Chandler and .Major Ueneral
Lav ton and MaJ r Ueneral Wheeler.
Uenernl Unrein left n large family,
only one of whom. Justo, a captain on
his staff, was with him when he died.
Ills widow and Mercedes, a daughter,
17 ears of ac, are at Thomasvllle.
U.i. where the girl Is quite ill; Mailo,
a son 1ft years of age, is with the
mother nt Thoinasvllle, and Colonel
C.uioas Garcia, auothe- son, Is In
Cuba. A daughter. Leonora, who mar
nod an American, Is now living In
Paris. Ueneral Uarcla's mother Is still
olive and l "sides in Havana.
Ueiieial Uarclu. whose name will bo
cv- r link'-d with those of other patriots
who have fought against unequal odds
f"i ilv f.vndoin of his country, has
h.ni a n.i.st active and varied life, much
of uhkli has been spent In lighting
for the cause or Cuban liberty, which
hi bud the satisfaction of seeing ac
'nipl hheil sn short a time before his
d'-atl- Me was a man of culture and
M'Hn i.i' r.t, of splendid education and
came l mm a distinguished family of
.laquiud. 'if Santiago de Cuba province.
II wns born In Coquln Oct. II, 1S39,
iu 1 was therefore In the sixtieth year
of Pis ,(jje. Ueneral Uarcia was ed
ucated in Havana and Spain. In 1841
he wns mauled in Isabel Velez. Uen
ernl Unrein wns 'he original consplr
aior In the uprising of tin- Cubans
rtg.-iiiiKt ftpuin In H0&. nnd in thut war
under Cornea ho attained the rank of
a b'-iy.ulier general. In October of
lsS he captured tho towns of Jaiquanl
and Hnlro and recruited many hiin
oi ens of patriots, llo had command of
the "iisteru departments dining that
rev-liiilon afto.- jS7.1. and won many
notable victories, including those nt
Meloues and Atircz. Whilo tho revo
lution was in a critical state In tho
otl ir provinces and Its outcome was
uncertain he maintained It with vigor
In Mi" ter'.Itory under his command. In
S7." whilo reconiioltetin.'j with his
cscnit li'i was surrounded by 2,000
Spuniauls. I'mfeniuiT dentil to cap
ture and subsequent execution nt the
hands of his enemy, ho attempted sui
cide by placing his revolver under his
chin nnd firing. Tho bullet enmo out
between his eyebrows. For months ho
lay between life and death, but was
saved finally by Spanish hiii goons who
possibly had owed their own lives to
his mercy. The Spaniards, believing
ho wns ubout to die, gave httn. a par
don. The hole which the bullet made
when It entered the chin and came out
between the eyebrows was always vis
ible, nnd shows plainly In the calm
ness of death.
For his participation In tho revolu
tionary movement Uenernl Uarcia was
sent to Spain where for four yenra he
was confined in castles nnd fortresses,
remaining thorn until the peace of .an
Jon. He then returned to the United
States and together with Jose Murll
attempted another revolution. Ho
landed in Cuba with n few follower',
but the country was tired of war and
wanted to try the home rule offered
by Spain. He capitulated to the Span
ish forces In order to se.ve his few re
maining followers nnd wns again ban
ished to Spain In isso where he re
mained urder surveillance until ISfIS
when the lns revolution broke out In
Cuba. Then he escaped to Franco and
later to New York His movements
since that time and his active partici
pation In the war arc familiar to many
newspaper readers. After coming to
this country he endeavored to get an
expedition to the Islnnd of Cuba In the
steamer Hawkins but then met with
shipwreck in a storm and the cargo
was lost. Uenernl Uarcia wns the last
man to leave the vessel. I'lidaunlcd by
his failure Ueneral Uarcl.i made anoth
er attempt to ship stores for the Insur
gent", this time securing the ship Ber
muda. He wns Intercepted, however,
by I'nlted States authorities and wns
arrested on the charge of fiillnieterlnpT
but was released on ?3,000 ball. He for
feited this ball and in a. Ileal attempt
landed on the eastern roast, of the
Island with one of tho largest expedi
tions that ever reached Cuba. After
landing he succeeded Ueneral Antonio
Maceo in command of the tioops In the
eastern department, holding the rani;
of major general. Maceo lnarchiig wosi
with his men. At Maceo's death Garcia
wns elected lieutenant general of the
Cuban army, which position he held to
tlm close of the war. During tills
commnnd he assaulted and look bv
siege Tunas, Guisa nnd Uualmaro and
cleared the Interior of his department
of Spanish troops. After the declaration
of war between the Culled States and
Spnln, Gnernl Miles, commanding tl
American army, er,t his representative
to General Garcia and sub-equentlv the
American nnd Cubnn g.-nerals,' co-operated
In their movements against San
tiago. All the olllcers who participated
In tho active work around Santiago
bear testimony to the great aid. nsslst
ance and loyalty manifested by Uen
ernl Garcia, during the campaign.
When the Cuban assembly -net at the
close of the war Ueneral Uarcia was
one of the principal advlers nnd was
elected chairman of the commission di
rected to come to the l'tdted States
and confer with the authorities hero
with reference to the work In hand.
The funeral arrangements have not
been made.
New York, Dee. 11. After the news
of the death of Ueneral Cullxto Uarcia
was received here, Ueneral Palmn wns
requested by the members of the Cuban
commission to sturt at once for Wash
ington. He was unable to comply with
tlie request, because he has a child 111
at the Astor house ami because the
general, together with his sons, was
the host today of Mrs. Huls itlvera, the
wife of Ueneral Ituls Itlvera, Hie Cuban
exile, just liberated from n Spanish
penal colony, who ni lived on La Cham
pagne yesterday.
Treasurer lleiijainiii J. Uuemi. of the
delegation, wns Instructed by his chief
to go to Washington and represent the
junta in tlie arrangements for the
Ueneral Palnia gave the following
statement as hl tribute to the memory
of his comrade-in-arms:
"The Cubans will always consider
Ueneral Uarcia one of the liberators of
the island, nnd will keep his memory
In grateful veneratlun, 1 was his per
sonal friend since our youth, In my na
tive town of Hayamo, and we have
kept our friendship through all the stir
ring events that have occurred since
the 'CS war. I feel the loss of a com
panion and friend.
"A sad coincidence in connection with
the death of Ueneral Uarcia Is the fact
that his youngest daughter, Mercedes,
who but sixteen years old, is now 111
with consumption In Ueorgla, whence
she wiim to go with her muther nnd
father to Cuba to enjoy for the remain
ing months of her life the liberty and
the old associations which the sacri
fices of Ueneral Uarcia had helped to
make realities."
It. J. Uuerra, In an Interview, said!
"Uenernl Uarcia was the highest typo
of the line patriot. He devoted his
whole life to the welfare of Ills coun
try. Theie was no sacrifice he did not
make for Cuba. He dies In Cuba's ser
vice and his death brings deep mourn
ing into every Cuban home."
He Has Promised to Pay All Amer
ican Claims.
Constantinople, Occ . 11. Oscar
Straus, I'nlted States minister to Tur
key, had nn audience -with the sullan
on Friday.
It was exceedingly cordial and It Is
understood that assurances were given
to the American minister regarding a
satisfactory settlement of all pending
questions between the United States
and Turkey, including the payment of
Indemnity for American lesses In Ar
menia, He Shot at Skaters.
Lai.ciislcr. Pa., Dec. II. This afternoon
a crowd of about fifty skaters were
chased by Jacob Stehnmn from a pond on
his farm near here, and ns they departed,
Jibing him, tho farmer seized a shotgun
can led by ono of his farm hands and llred
Into tho crowd, seriously wounding n
young man named Matthew 3hue. A
warrant was Issued for the assailant's
Dreyfus to Return.
Pails, Doc. 11. Lo Solr this evening an.
pounces tho return of Dreyfus at an early
date. Jt asserts that tho govern menu
has formally decided upon thin course and
ban ordeied a body of soldiers to bo In
lomllnesH to cjcort him from th port of
lnnrtlns to Porlx.
Impressive Scenes nt the Last Meet
ingA View That Would Hnvo
Afforded nn Excellent Subject for
a Great Historical Painting.
Spnnlnrds Comment Acridly Upon
American Relic Hunters.
Paris. Dec. 11. The trenty of peace
was signed at S.4T. o'clock last evening.
The slgnlni: of the treaty would have
afforded a subject for a great histor
ical painting. Around the great ma
hogany tnble snt the ten arbiters of the
destinies of an old and n voting nation,
ranged standing behind them were nu
merous attaches of the American com
mission. The Jets from the crystal
chandeliers above the bends of those
present magnllled the brilliant green
and scarlet of the upholslerhigs into
l?n tidiness.
Theiv was a theatiicnl contract be
twcii the black-clothed actors and the
Sconerj. To Hie Americans It was a
happy endliu; of the epilogue of vnr:
for the Spaniards It was plainly a bit
ter tragedy, none the less painful be
cause long foreseen. Thev sat silently
as though almost crushed, and none
could withhold sympathy from Senor
Montero Ttl"s, the president of thj
Spanish commission, who, coming from
his bed, wns bundled In a great over
coat, though logs were burning in the
flreplnce near by. The spirits of tho
two bodies wen; symbolised by the
clothes worn by the members of tho
commission, for the Americans were
attired In evening dress for tho din
ner given to them Immediately after
the meeting by tho Due de Loubat, and
the Spaniard-, wore black frock coats.
Although the commission:! met nt 3.30
o'clock, expecting to llnish their work
In u half hour, the engrossing of the
trenty on parchment wns found lo be
so troublesome thnt It delayed the shin
ing of the document until 8.20 o'clock.
Mr. Martin, clerk of the American com
mission, worked all day without even
stopping to eat. When he came into
the chamber at 7.20 with the document
he found the commissioners wait leg.
The Spanish copy had arrived ,i half
hour earlier. Arthur Ferguson then
proceeded to read the English nnd nf
terthattheSpnnlshverslonof the tieaty.
This finished, two copies were passed
around the table, the commissioners
signing them In the order of their lank
man K. Davis. Senator Win. 15. Frye.
man K. Davles, Senator William It. Fre,
Whltelaw Held anil Senator George
Uray: Senor Monlein Itlcw, Senor
Abarzuza, Senor Uurnica. Senor VII
laurutla and General Cerero y Saens
each commission signing Its opponents
treaty. Ilotb were tied with the Span
ish and American colors.
When the seals were prepared to bo
alllxed, attendants were sent scurrying
for i Illinois of the French tricolor,
with which the documents weie scaled
as a compliment lo the French hosts
of the commission.
The Inst seal being impressed, the
commissioners arose, and without, for
mality each member shook the hands
of all his antagonists and exchanged
assurances of personal esteem. The
Spaniards afterwards commented
acridly upon what they termed the bad
taste of the Americans In mustering
In a crowd of attaches to gloat over the
consummation of their downfall and to
scramble for relics.
The signing was finished at S.iri. Tlie
members of the Spanish commission
left hurriedly through the vestibule to
their carriage Tlie Ameriern com
missioners strolled out chatting com
placently and as the. dcscctuli-d the
steps the lights In the chamber wero
There has been a geiat contest among
the families nnd friends of the Ameri
can commissioners for possession of the
pens with which the signatures to the
treaty were written. Some of the
Americans were provided with hand
same pens purchased for the purpose.
The Spaniards appeared to be unaf
fected by the souvenir craze, and con
tented themselves with the ordinary
quill pens strewn on the table.
Arthur Ferguson, the Interpreter of
the American commission, requested
Senor Montero lilos to give him his pen,
"Have you anj desire lo preserve the
pen with which you will sign?"
"Not the slightest," ' said the Span
lard, with a courtly bow.
The tieaty as signed consists of sev
enteen at tides, t having been found
advisable to sub-dlvldo two or three of
the articles In the draft agreed upon
at the last meeting.
The commissioners of the two nation
wrote their signatures on two copies of
the treaty, one copy being for the arch
ives. The document was prepared by Sec
retary Moore on behalf of the T'nlted
States commission, and by Senor VII
laurutla for Spain, on account of the
continued illness of Secretury Ojeda, of
the Spanish commission. Each copy
contained tlie English and Spanish
texts of the trenty In parallel columns.
The wording had been approved previ
ously by the commissions without a
Joint meeting, so there wns no contro
verity on this subject.
Personal Friendship Between Amer
ican and Spanish Members.
PaiiH, Dec, 11. Tho United States
peace commissioners rested today after
the long strain of dally conferences and
almost dally sessions with the Span
lards, the Intensity of which wns hard
ly realized until it was overcome.
Warm poiKinal friendships and mutual
relations have arisen between tho two
commissions ns the result of their ex
tended controversy at closo quarters.
Today several members of both com
missions exchanged cnllH. The Ameri
can commissioners unofficially Informed
tho Spaniards that they would be glad
to hnvo the two commissions dliio to
gether. Tho reply, which, llko tho In
vitation, was conveyed diplomatically
through a third party, was that the
Spnnlnrds would bo most pleased, but
fpHre ' ' 'nurivlwible. because
It might be misconstrued at Madrid,
where already much feeling existed
against tho Spanish commissioners.
Several members of tho United Statc.i
commission were Inclined at first to
publish the text of the treaty, but Sen
ator Fryc made a strong pica yester
day for the observance of courtesy to
ward tho United States senate, and his
arguments prevailed.
Further details, however, have been
learned ns to the wording of the treaty,
which provides that Cuba Is to be re
llnqtilshcd nnd thnt Porto Itlco and tho
Phlllplties lire to be ceded. The Ameri
cana are to pay for the repatriation of
the Spanish troopsi from all the colo
nies. The Spaniards are to return all
prisoners held by them. They arc to
retain possession of nil military stores
and munitions of war In the Philip
pines nnd of such ships1 as have not
been captured.
Tho commercial treaties between the
two nations which the wnr ruptured
me to be renewed nt the convenience
of the two nations.
The protocol makes nearly six hun
dred typewritten pages.
The I'nlted States commissioners
have been almost overwhelmed w Ith
offers of dinners In England, prompted
by the desire by prominent Englishmen
to emphasize the Anglo-American en
tente, but they will remain In Paris
until the dnv before calling for tho
United Stutes.
They will make formal calls upon
President Faure and high oftltials hero
to thank them for olllclal hospitality.
T'nolllclal hospitality to the United
Stales commissioners has been osten
tatiously lacking In Paris.
El Liberal Regards the Paris Afl'nir
a Sad Spectacle.
Madrid, Dee. 11. The government en
tirely approves the memorandum of
protest against the action of the United
States commissioners filed by Senor
Montero Ulna at Paris.
Ml Liberal says-
"The Paris negotiations offer a far
sadder spectacle than the ships which
are bringing hack our soldiers, deplor
able ns the condition of tho latter Is."
The cabinet. It Is said, will mtet the
cortes intact. Senor Sagasta. will ask
an Indemnity bill for the cession of tho
The cabinet will then declare that as
it finds Itself at a '-risls. It cannot ad
mit any debate end will, therefore, de
mand the Immediate adoption of the
bill, which Senor Sagasta will submit
the question of confidence to the queen
El Heraldo says the government be
lieves that In the present circums lances
the holders of the Philippine debt will
accept the arrangement arrived at, nnd
considers that tho Cuban bond holders
should demand of the future r.'vern
ment of Cuba a fulfillment of th con
tract by claiming a mortgage 'in tho
customs which guarantee the de'it.
To n Certain Extent He Was Inno
cent of the Crime Chargell.
London, Dec. 11. Lieutenant Wark,
of the Iloynl artillery, who on 'Thurs
day last was sentenced to death on the
charge of murdering Miss Jane YatiV,
of Liverpool, a girl of good family, by
conspiring with her to procure in .'11c
gal operation, which resulted In her
death, has been reprieved.
The evidence In the case ten 'led lo
show that the glil wos solely respon
sible. She made a statement before
she died exonerating Wark, who, nfter
the jury hadj-eturned a verdict f, f guil
ty, protested his innocence in open
court. Wark. who Is an Irishman, Is
If! years of age and married. He en
listed as a private about 'M years ago
and rendered distinguished sei vices in
the Afghan war. He met Miss Wites
while he was stationed at Liverpool.
She was a pupil In a riding t'ctnol
there. Tlie witnesses for the defense
showed that Wark tried to p?r3iiado
her not to undergo the operation but
on her Insisting, he promised to stand
by her. The scene In which 1 e pro
tested his Innocenco was highly dra
matic and was followed by an extra
ordinary demonstration aga'pst the
trial Judge when the latter Itft the
.'ourl room. The newspapers tcok tho
mrtter up, declaring that !f tlie ver
d'et was legal It would be an cjutrasie
ti carry out the sentence, ns "VVar'.c
was evidently entirely innocent of de
liberate participation in thj girl's
Tlie Noted Chicago Cyclist Scores
His Second Triumph.
New York, Dec. 11. With twelve of
the thirty-one original starters on the
track the six-day bicycle race at Mad
ison Square Garden was tlutshed last
night at ten minutes and twenty sec
onds after Hi o'clock, the signal for
the Juded men to quit being a pistol
shot llred by Frank norland, of the
nrooklyn Ilieyiie club. A big crowd
was present to watch the finish, but
not so big as that of last year. Chailes
.V .Miller, who won the race last year
with 1,flS3 miles SSO yards to his credit,
was ngaln the winner, with Frank
Waller second and Hums W. Pierce
Hi ii cl.
Miller will receive $1,700 from the.
management ns his share. Nawn,
who finished eighth, will get $12.').
The final score was:
Miles. Laps,
. :i7 l
, LiKI 2
. i,;m i
. 1.S22
. 1.72 2
. 1.7u7 r,
. 1,720 :
. 1.721 7
. 1,31'J S
. 1.31).' 2
. 1.1M 7
Waller ,
Pierce .
Albert ..
UllUIII ..
Nawn ..
Hale ....
Julius ..
Victim of Powder.
Wllnihmton. Del.. Jjcc. 11. -Thomas Me
Caun. ubciI 00 yearn, who was serlousl
biinnil twin the explosion nt the Uupout
powder works on Friday morning, died
tonight of his Injuries Thursday nlsht
MeCann Joined a beneficial "oclely pi.ylnx
(1 Initiation fee and his family will lie
Klvcn 12,(Kni funeral bemiit tomuirow
morning. The othem Injured at the ex
plosion are recoverhiB.
Letting Up on Scovel.
Washington, Dee. 11. Tho order ex
cluding Sylvester Seovel, newspaper cor
respondent, from all naval ships nud
yards ami nrmy reservation" unri ioti
has been revoked.
Will Be Called Up by Senntor Mor
ganThe Anti-Scnlping Bill Will
Also Be Called Up if Posslblo at
nn Enrly Date Beyond the First
Threo Days Thero Has Been no
Programme Mnpped Out for tho
Washington, Dec. 11. Tho course of
proceeding!) In the senate this week
will depend upon tho disposition thnt
is made of the Nicaragua canal bill. It
Is Senntor Morgun's Intention to cnll
up this measure Monday, and ho ex
pressed the hope that he will secure
action at the Monday session. Few
of his most sanguine co-workers agree
with him In this opinion, and the be.'t
Indication is thnt unless nn ugreement
can bo reached before postponement,
several days at least will be consumed
In Its consideration. The opponents of
tho measure will meet Us supporters
with a proposition to defer considera
tion until after the Christina holidays,
and they will give as their reason for
this request the fact that the report
of the government commission nppolnt
ed to Investigate the feasibility of the
canal has not yet been made, urging
the Importance of receiving the Infor
mation which tho committee will be
able to furnish before acting upon so
Important a question. If the bill Is
taken up In earnest It will consume tho
greater portion of the senate's time un
til finally disposed of.
Another subject on the calendar Is
the antl-scalplng bill which Senator
Cullom has Informed the senate he will
seek to get up at nn early day, but
will meet with opposition If ho makes
the effort, and Is not likely to suceed
this enrly In the season.
The special order for Monday at two
o'clock is tlie bill providing for the re
gistry of foreign built ships, but if
tlie Nicaragua bill should be talcn up
the registry bill will not be allowed to
consume much time. Senator Morrill
has given notice of a motion Tuesday
to consider the bill providing for the
purchase of a site for the United States
supreme court, but the proceedings
with leference to this measure will be
confined to a speech by the Vermont
senator, it has been prophesied that
the nrmy bill would be used as a pre
text for discussion of the Spanisli war,
nnd the fear of such a course has not
entirely subsided.
Beyond tho first three days there
Is no programme mnpped out for tho
house this week. Tomorrow will bo de
voted, under the rules, to tho consid
eration of business relating to the Dis
trict of Clumbla and on Tuesday the
District of Columbia appropriation bill
will be taken up. This Is In pursuance
of the determination of the leaders to
give the appropriation bills the light
of way whenever one Is ready. There
Is nothing in the district bill this year
to attract opposition, nnd unless the
unexpected happens the bill ought to
pass Tuesday, or Wednesday at the
latest. The appropriations sub-com-tnlttee
will commence work on the pen
sion appropriation bill tomorrow, but
It can hardly bo ready before next
week. It Is possible that Chairman
Hull, of the military appropriations
committee, will be able to bring In the
nrmy reorganization bill as soon ns
the district appropriation bills are out
of the way. He Is anxious to set the
bill in tlie house nt the earliest possi
ble moment, as he is iiartlcu'iuiy
sollcitlous that It should pass before
the holidays. Tlie future policy of the
government Is ordained in the bill for
the Increase of the standing army and
tlie whole subject will be opened up.
The Democrats are divided on tho
question of Increasing the resulnr nr
my, but how far the opposition will go
In antagonizing the measure It Is Im
possible to forecast. Only last week
during tho debate on the urgent defi
ciency bill Mr. Denrmond. of Missouri,
one of the leaders, evaded direct reply
when the question wns put fairly at
him by Mr. Cannon, chairman of the
appropriations committee. If the nrmy
reorganization bill does not con..! up
the various committees tinder the call
will probably be allowed to dean up
the business which they have on the
The Good Government People Open
Their Campaign.
Detroit, Mich.. Dec. 11. The resigna
tion of Police Commissioner Halph
Phelps, jr., was demanded today at a
mass meeting of representative citi
zens1, held In one of the leading
churches. This action is the direct re
sult of recent agitation toward tho en
forcement of law, und abolishing of
vlco by the Good Government league of
Detroit nnd others.
Mr. Phelps was charged, among other
things, with being on fifteen liquor
bonds prior lu his appointment as com
missioner, when the law exprescly pro
vided thai no one shall sign mote than
Anglo-American Commission.
St. Johns, Dec. 11. It Is teported III oil!
rial circles hero todnv thut the Anglo
American Joint high commission, having
under consideration the questions In (lis.
pule between Canada and the T'nlted
Stales, will adjourn on Thursday next to
rrsiimo Its slttlnss next March after the
expiiatlnn of the present congiess, when
,i special session of the T'nlted States sea.
nte, then under Republican control, will
he called to ratify a treaty submitted by
l he Joint high commluslon.
Lee Sails for Cuba.
Savannah. On.. Dee. 11. Ucmral Leo
and staff sailed for Cuba this afternoon
on tho transport Panama. Crowds of pen.
pie lined the wharves as tha transport
passed down tho river. As the tug boats
cut looso the slron taken from tho Span
ish cruiser Almlrante Ofticndo nfter the
battle of Santiago nnd now on the tug
Cambria, screeched the Panama a parting
filiate. Ueneral Leo will remain outside
of Havana until January 1, when ho will
enter the city.
Picquart's Relense Ordeied.,
Paris, Dec. 11,-l.a, Llberto snys that
tho temporary release of Colonel liequnrt
pa alrparlv benn nrrtere.
Weather Indication! Today)
Fair; Westerly Wind.
1 Ocncial Quay Asks the Supremo Court
to Grant a Fair Trial.
Forecast of tho Week In Congress.
Ueneral Uarcla's Death.
Treaty of Peace Is Slsncd.
2 Uenernl Quay Asks for a Fair Trial
Financial and Commercial.
J Local-Sermon by ltov. Dr. llarcourt nt
Kim Park Church.
'Xlio Vnn Horn Appeal.
4 Editorial.
Comment of the Press.
G Local Two Murder Cases Down for
Trial This Week.
Sentences Imposed Saturday.
5 Local West Scran tn and Suburban.
7 Nows Hound About Scranton.
S Uenernl-News of tho Thirteenth Regi
ment. Industrial News.
James Lewis nnd Daughters Had a
Narrow Escape from Suffocation.
At 2.1j this morning fire broke out In
tho double frame dwelling owned by
Edward Farr at 410 and 412 North Main
avenue. The fire started at the chim
ney nnd burned the ood wot Is In tho
vicinity of it from tho X asoment to tho
roof. The building is quite badly
The apartments nt 110 wore occupied
by .Tnmes Lewis and three dnughters.
They had a narrow escape from suffo
cation. When awakened their apart
ments were Silted with smoke and they
barely escaped In their night clothes.
Mr. Lewis crawled through a second
story window In the rear nnd dropped
to an outbuilding nnd from there to
the ground. His daughters reached a.
porch lu front of the building and cried
for help. Lieutenant Williams und his
olllcers let down the awning In front
of tho building and directed the young
women to jump Into It. From the
awning they wero rolled Into the arms
of olllcers who stood beneath It.
The apartments at 112 wero occupied
by Nathan Koplln and faml'y who fs
caped without difficulty. Mr. Furr's
loss Is covered by insurance.
Result of a Fierce Fire nt Prospect
Place, Brooklyn.
Xew York, Dee. 31. By a fierce fire
which occurred tonight in a Hat houso
at Xo. 134 Prospect place, Brooklyn,
four persons met death nnd the lire
men arc still searching the ruins in
fear of iiudln? more bodies before
A late report Is that six are dead and
six missing.
The :!re started about 9.30 o'clock In
the basement, of the structure. Three
alarms were instantly turned in but all
the engines In the district were at an
other lire, and by tlie time thev ar
rived at th, Prospect place Hru the
flames had t'aned such headway that
very little could be done to save the
The house was occupied bv live fam
ilies, and a boy's club had looms lu
the basement. It Is supposed that lu
some way the boys accidentally set the
place on fire us at the time llames wero
discovered coming from tho place.
The known dead are:
Cniitcntillcd woman, supposed to be
mother-in-law or Joseph Xoblett, of
Trenton Manufacturers Confident
That It Will Succeed.
Trenton. X. J., Dee. 11. The option
secured by a syndicate of capitalists on
a large number of general ware pot
teries In the T'nlted States, notably
those of East Liverpool and Trenton,
has been extended to April 1. Trenton
manufacturers are confident the syn
dicate will succeed and expect the deal
to be closed within a few weeks'.
It Is Intimated that the absorption
may also include the sanitary potteries
now being operated by the Trenton
pottery syndicate.
Colonel Bryan's Resignation,
avaiiuah. On., Dpi1. 11. -Ueneral Klefer,
who Is lu command of the remaining
troops of the Seventh Aimy corps, since
Uenernl Lee's departure for Cuba tonight,
conllrmul the rumor of Colonel w. J.
llrynn's rtslgnntion of his command. Hoih
Ueneral Lee nnd Ueneral Kelfer endeav
ored lo Induce Colonel Lryaii to go to
Cuba, but were unsuccessful. Lleiiltnnut
Colonel Vifquaill Will succeed him.
The Barcelona Disaster.
Ilnreelonn. Dec. 11. A huge quantity
of back work In a ac wer in course of con
stiuctlon collasped this morning burying
many ot the workmen. Eighteen bmlles
have been recovered.
Steamship Arrivals.
New York, Dec. 11. Arrived: T'mbiia,
Liverpool; La Champagne. Ha vie,
Quecnstown Arrived: Luenul.i, from
Liverpool, Xew York.
Federation of Labor.
KaiiMx City. Mo., Pec. 11. The annual
convention of the American Fedcratlo of
Labor will be called to order at 0 o'clock
Monday morning.
Policy of the Vatican.
1'onie, Dec. 11. The pope has decided
that the Spanish policy of the atlcan
shall bo aiitt-Caillst and not neutral.
novelist Black t)ead.
London. Dec. 11. The death Is an
nounced ot William Illnck, the novelist.
t -M-f -M-ft -f
Washington, Lee. ll.-KorrciiKt
for Monday: For eastern IVnit.
vniiia. generally fair; limit went-
eily winds, -f
M- -HMf-M-rt-H--t-t---t-f
Supreme Court Is Asked
to Grant a Fair
Justices Williams nnd Green Mnko fi
Rule, Returnable Jan. 7, to Show!
Cause Why a Writ of Certiorari
Shall Not Bo Granted to Rcmova
tho Quay Conspiracy Cases front
the Philadelphia Court of Quarter
Sessions Complete Text of tho
Remnrknblo Petition Upon .Which
This Rule Is Based.
Philadelphia, Dee. 11. Tho latest
move In the Quay-Haywood conspiracy
cases came to a focus yesterday in thu
form of a rule granted by Justices
Green and Williams, of tho Supremo
court, on the commonwealth of Penn
sylvanla, to District Attorney Graham,
to show cause why a writ of certiorari
should not bo granted, removing tho
cases from the court of quarter ses
sions, where they were to hnvo been
tried on Monday, to the Supremo court.
The rule wns made returnable on Jan
uary 7, ISflfl, and all proceedings ard
stayed until further order of the court.
This1 order removes all possibility oC
the conspiracy cases being tried at the
present term of the court of quarter
sessions, nnd It nlso takes them out of
the hands of District Attorney George
S. Graham, unless Mr. Graham should
bo retained to upsist his successor in
otlice in this connection. Tho order ot
the court Is as follows:
"And now, this iltli day of December.
1S!)S, It is ordered that a rule upon, the
commonwealth of Pennsylvania bo
served upon the district attorney of
the county of Philadelphia, returnablu
on Saturday, the seventh day of Jan
uary, 1SD9, at 11 a. m., to show causa
why a writ of certiorari shall not be
granted to bring Into this court certain
indictments and the proceedings con
nected therewith now pending in tho
court of quarter sessions of the peaco
for the county of Philadelphia, to Xo
vetnber sessions, 1S9S, Xos. 32S, 329, 330,
331 and 332. All proceedings In tho court
of quarter sessions of the peace to stay
until further order uf tlie court.
(Signed) "Henry Green.
"Henry W. Williams."
The petition setting forth the ground
on which the order of the Supreme)
court was based Is as follows:
To the Honorable, the Judges of tho
Supreme court of Pennsylvania, sittlnfr
In the Eastern district:
The petition of Matthew S. Quay,
HIcliard It. Quay and Henjatnln J. Iluy
wood respectfully represents:
That they are under Indictment In tho
court of quarter sessions of the pence,
of Philadelphia county for various sup
posed offenses set out In said indict'
inents, ns follows:
One of said Indictments, to wit, Xo.
32S of Xoveiuber sessions, 18!IS. chargeH
your petitioner. Matthew S. Quay, with
conspiring with one John S. Hopkins,
late cashier of the People's bank of the
city of Philadelphia, to use the mones
of the bank in tlie purchase and sale
of shares of stock for the benefit unit
account of him, the said Matthew S.
One of said Indictments, to wit, Xo.
329 of Xoveiuber sessions, ISfiS, charges
your petitioner, Matthew S. Quay, with
conspliingwitlitho saldJohn S. Hopkins
to buy and sU stock for the account of
him, the said Matthew S. Quay.througlt
him, the said John S. Hopkins, who was
then cashier of the said People's bank.
One of said indictments, to 'wit, XTo.
330, charges all of your petitioners with
conspiring to convert to their own uso
a portion of the public money of tho
commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
One of said ludh tnients, to -wit, Xo.
331, of Xoveiuber sessions, IS9S, ejinrge.i
your petitioners, Matthew S. Quay and
lJeujnmlu J. Haywood, with conspiring
on tlie 21th day of .March. 1S9S. with
various persons who had respectively
held the office of state treasurer of said
commonwealth during their respective
terms covering a pel iod of more than
twelve years prior to wild date, to mis
appropriate and mlsus-e public inoue.i
of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
which had been puniously deposited m
said bank, und, theieupon, wholly
ceased to be public money.
One of said Indictments, to wit, .Nn,
332, of Xoveiuber sessions, 1S9S. charge
your petitioner, Heiijamiu J. Haywood,
with unlawful loaning out moneys of
the commonwealth and entering int
agreements to del he beueilt and gam
from the deposit of such public moneys
of the commonwealth. Xo affidavit waa
made against your petitioner, Ilenja
mln J. Haywood, on said charge, imr
was there ever any arrest, healing or
binding over upon said charges.
Your petitioners are absolutely guilt
less of each and every one of said sup
posed offenses, and have neither con
spired nor attempted to conspire, with
uny of the persons named In said In
dictment, nor with uny other person or
persons, either to misappropriate nnd
llllssuse tlie inonejs of the People's
bank or the moneys of the common
wealth or to'do any other unlawful act
whatever, nor has your petitioner, said
lienjamlii J. Haywood, loaned out
money contrary to law or entered Into
any agreement or agreements to derlso
nny benefit or gain from the deposit
of the same, as Is charged lu said bill
of Indictment No. 332.
Your petitioners are advised by coun
sel, and therefore aver that said in
dictments Xos. 32S. 329 and 330 and 331
nre absolutely defective) In law. In that
they full to set forth any nets which
tiro unlnwful or any means which mako
It appear upon the face of said Indict
ments that they or either of them con
spired to d" any unlawful act or to uso
any unlawful means to do uny net not
lu itsseK unlnwful, In relation to th"
inn tiers therein set forth: and that sail
Indictments failed to charge either or
any of the said defendants with any
offi use known to law, und that by rea
son of Mild liisullleleiicy of said Indh -incuts
no Judgment could bo entered
thereon against them, even If the fuels
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