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gKc^tKccIin^ rii|l 3itfcl%mrcr. ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. ~ WHEELING, W. VA., TUESDAY, JANUARY M, 1896. VOLUME XLIV-NUMBER 122. THE WAR CRISIS Growing Out of the Transvaal Incident Still Serious. THE TONE OF THE NEWSPAPERS Indicates that the Worst is Not En ' 1tireIjr"Uvcr xet. THE LEADERS OF THE REVOLT At Johanneshnrgh *? Held Wit boa BatlaadThilr Fallow#r? KdruMll'n. dcr ilwTjr Bout!*- Fnrthrr Development* Between Germany and KagUuid Awaited wltlt Interest?Literary Bnrran of tfca BritUh F?nl|a Odtee lie la K I Ian ^iintlon In thU Coo*try. (Copyright, 1598, by the Associated Pre**.) LONDON', Jan. 11-Tbe political cri cis has reached a stage when "further developments" must be awaited before the general public can form a definite Kjdea of how the wind Is blotvinjr. The K*rac?rtalnty prevailing tn usually w?*il K in formed circles Is well illustrated by Bghe fact that to-day. while the StandBid says It Is authorised to declare that the German emperor's telegram to PresHp&nt Kroner was almost an expression Wi K imin? oi mvu<vi!%?>/ ??. . which Is now passed airmy. leaving the rretatlons between Germany and England as friendly a* heretofore. The Tlmej expresses the opinion that "all the evils and terror* which made a disturbance in the Traxuvaal. with or : without Dr. Jameson, merely a question of time. still remain unsettled." The Westminster Gazette this afternoon. touching upon the misunderstanding between Great Britain and the United States, says It sees a distant break In the clouds and hop*s that a >. settlement satisfactory to Great Britain end-the United State* will be affected with Venezuela direct and Intimates that the Brazilian minister Is closely Identified with th# latest proposed solution of this controversy. Referring to the trouble between Great Britain and Germany, the Westminster Oazette remarks: "The effect of the shiftlnr of English leanings from K Germany to France and Russia is alI ready evident in the efforts making to explain Emperor William's telegram." Continuing the Westminster Gazette f adds: I "It oar information Is corrcct. th? I marquis of Salisbury's desire to be b?tI ter friends with France has already | brought forth some fruit." m The Manchester Guardian, coramentf ing on the British naral preparations, | says that considerable credence is atI tached to the story that the flying [ squadron which is to assemble at PortI land early this week. Is more likely to [ go to the Dardanelles than to Delagoa I bay. adding: Emperor William's messI age came at Just the right time to give [ the mlnlstere an excuse for making f preparations really intended to back their %rvr policy, which will end the I Armenian horrors and bring the sultan I to his Benrea. r "The latest rumors point to an Invat <i/ui K* Ru?iU and a Jcfbt naval dem onstratlon at Constantinople by Great Britain and Franc*." A dlsparch to the Pall Mall Ooxette from Cape Town published to-day. says that the latest advice* received there from Pretoria stale that ball has been refused the ringleaders of the recent disturbances at Johannesburg. and that the other people arrested In the same connection have been liberated, each In 15.000 bail *kv?yr X??nr?? The dispatch a <W? that it is expected that severe measures will be taken against the ringleaders of the uprising. In spite of the fact that it is nowapparent that they were deceived and taken by surprise by Dr. Jameson's Incursion. Sir Hercules Robinson. th?> governor of Cape Colony. It appears has made every effort to *-*cure l-nlency for the prisoners, but the extreme section of the.ttoers or<? much Incensed . end rerr '!i!f*cult to control. The n+w ministry lor Cat* Colony Li regarded a* a. device to shield ffc* premier, Mr. Ccrii Rhode*, and Sir Hercules Robinson. vr. Rhodes, it is also said, is In very bad health. Advices from Johannesburg say that the Uttlanders at* expecting the Eoer* to make a hous^-to-house search for arirs. and it is stated that the Qermans of that place lu|ve been holding meetings and paswlng resolutions telling Kmperor William to mind his own business. The Times says that th* official* of the British South Africa Company deny that Dr. Jameson was deposed from th?? pout of administrator of their territory on the recommendation"of the company. It was learned this afternoon that the cabinet council of Saturday last considered the question of re-establishing diplomatic relations with Venezuela: but no definite conclusion was* arrived at In regard to th* alleged statement by the foreign office that Canada had not agree.! to the Bering sea arbitration treaty, which app4?nreii In America and was r*cahlfd hero to th* Chronicle by It* Washington correspondent. th?* forr gn offer to-day authorized th?? Associated I'rojis to say that, the foreign office never made any such statement. addln?r: "We nc*r cay to yon that th" matter I* In th?* wa/ of b#ln? entirely rottFed. nod It l? po?HibIe that within a few days Sfr- Julian F'nur.r?fote end Secretary "Inejr will reach a c'>mpf*'e and explicit understandtnc In the natter." Thtulu, Mr* Prelum, llr. Frederick Graham, ?*ho la understood to b* connected with th?* British colonial otlice, has n-.nt the Cullofriog cable mrfu-.-uc** to the United States: MAutrslMl? to lUr fUl#r ( olnralila." To ihj Joncral Manager of the Associated Pr"5*. ?V?w York: Columbia. :hou first bom rhitd. prune from th?- .,nnw dear motherland. When, under rule not Just or mliil, CompeH 1 for Uherty to stand: 'Tvim that atcm tosson *<<rv*<) to nave Th* of our common rar.-; Tb^ncefor'?> ih?- ;:*'/?? :>> "ach n w bait* The widest trpo?lorn on earth's itpao*. And yot: may roam the worl/lr round. r rom jol# polr ftn'i < u- t i:*ti Tru? liberty I* only found , With that dear tongue of thins and mine. 7f>?? blond of h"ro?n that w? ahttr \V*? sh~l In floods to krfp us fro#. L*t us tinft#-. urn! who shall dar? To thrra: the freedom of the m? For us, If must stand nlon". ir.tr utmost strength In m?-n we'll *end And psrlsh with tb* l*land home Of fr?Mom, If we ?ran't defend. On *erth't b*st vantage spots wo atand. No oth#r ports to you urn fr*-s O rrr*. Hasp w'.fh us our mothrr'e band <*n-l Jon nir ruardshlp or th* s?m. <filrr.?rl? FRSUHKICK MIUKAM. The 8t. Jama* Oasette this afternoon devr.tea much space lo the V*neaue!an question and aaya: "We have quite enough to think about without quarreling with Germany; we have not ended our difficulty with America." Explanation* That Don't Rxplain. LATER?It seems pretty well 'established In the public mind that Emperor William did not mean to threaten war upon England by his message of sympathy to President Kruger of Transvaal and the reports which were circulated a few days ago of a European alliance back of Germany and against c>ngiuu<i ?flu IIlLie mrcner creueacc. u seems to b? acorpted that the German emperor simply Intended to express hi* own opinion of the Jameson raid In that message and the temporary sentiment of Irritation which It caused him. This la the-general feeling apparently of the public mind, and thoie organs of public opinion which are In touch with the government have undoubtedly soufrht to deepen tMs Impression. But tMs still leaves unexplained the uncontradicted assertion that the Oerman government did apply to Portugal for permission to pass marines ttorouuh Portuguese territory at Delagoa Bay to th* Transvaal, nor dors it explain the unflagging preparations of war material and squipmen-t of war forces In England. Of more force seems the argument of some newspapers that the war mnu vuihivtx 01 nosnn nnu r now ??? admonished the German war lord that the interpretation put upon his message by England was putting him Into a hazardous position. Whether thla or some other consideration Iwji altered the actuation. It Is certain that the diplomatic agents of all the governments hare been kept busy In the last f'nr weeks. and It Is expected that the full result of their labors Is not yet In the knowledge of the public. That England has had a vision of th? destruction of tho "balance of power" In Europe, with herself In the descending tca!e la certain. Whether she has made other strokes in the hidden field of diplomacy besides her formidable show of naval force is not yet known. At Woolwich, below London, on the Thames, the great arsenal covering one hundred ocrw of gTound. is receiving constant additions to its great store of naval material and the activity in all departments there Is unabated. The torpedo factory is Increasing its output and the men in that department are working many hours over time. The torpedoes, a* faat as they are manufactured, are dispatched to Portsmouth and Dover, the former the principal naval station of England with a fortified harbor that will float the whole of the English navy, and the latter the chief port of communication between England and the continent. The gov. rnm^nt intend*. It la announced, to have these well supplied with torpedo boats and with torpedo destroy era. One feature of the war scare which is much dwelt upon here la the barm it ha* done to German trade. German import trade house* here announce that there has been a biff decrease In their orders since the ncare. The orders of one bis fancy Roods firm, it Is announced, have decreased SO per cent, rt Is feared that the quarrel will thus result In a permanent injury to trad*. Th? Zfltaaf Dtaivi It. BERLIN. Jan. IX-The National Zeitung observes that Emperor William may have alluded to the Transvaal In his recent letters to the queen. w*th whom he frequently corresponds. But. adds the National Zeltung. It may be regard*! as certain that no correspondence has been exchanged between them partaking of the nature of a state or political set. THE UNSPEAKABLE TURK Win Sat Prrmlt tiu Prop!* of thU Coon, try to R*ll?ve (lie Marrlaf Ann?nUiu. Krd Crow Moetety Scrrid with a Xalter. WASHINGTON. D. C.. Jan. 13.?The Turkish legation gave out this afternoon the following official communication: "The Imperial government will not permit any distribution among his subject*, in hi* own territory by any foreign society or Individuals, bowers, respectable the Rune may be (as for instance the Red Crow society), of money collected abroad. Such imerferer.ee ro Independent government b-w allowed, and (tpwWly when the collections are mid*? oo th* strength of speech** delivered in public meetings by KT^conclllabfo er.rtn^s of the Turkish race and religion. an.i on th^ basis of fals-? accusations that Turkey repudiate*. Beside*. the tubihne rorte Is mindful of th* true interest* of Its subjects, and. distinguishing between the rwU state of things and the calumnies an-1 wild exagrer?tlon? of interested or fanatical parties, ni-li. as it hfis done heretofore, j under Its own legitimate control, allei viate the wants of Turkish subjects, 1 living in certain provinces, irrespective , of cre*d or race." FOUB ARE XIISXYO Am the RMnlt of Ibr Mnklng ?f the Stram* rr Congo at UratliiTillr. ST, LOUTS, Jan. LI?A special to the Republic from Carutberirvllie, Mo., says: That as the result of the sinking of the steamer Congo in the Mississippi river late last night four people are mlsnlnp and are supposed to have been drowned. Two others were Injured but not seriously. The missing are: Captain of the deck crew, a barber. The ash hauler and a roustabout, whose names are unknown. The injured: Jftrrvs Hayes. Pittsburgh. \V. F. Brothers, Clay City, Ills. Ln?t evening at 11 o'clock the Congo, a Collar liner boat, landed at this place, dlschar^vl some freight and took aboard tlfteen head of hogs with other freight. When starting to back out thore was a brisk wind which swung the boat down stream causing her to atrikr a barge loaded with lumber at the Landing. A rr^at hole was torn In her huJL The water rushed In rapidly, and In less than ten minutes the boat had gone to th?- bottom. Sh" sank about a quarter of a mile below the city. But for the timely arrival nf the tug Kittle, of this plare. and the fact that a barge was close at hand the loss of life would have been larger than It WML After their rescue all the passengers were taken to th?- ffevoy hotel where they were cared for. Th?y awaited a steamer to carry th?>m to Memphis. The steamer Is suppo--4 to be a total lot:#. ? -I o unlnnKt.. ?<?pifri nn Snnfil ue UU'i * vv.e.. VM Ri.PrHlilrnl Ilrtrrlaon. NEW YORK. Jan. 13.?Ex-F,-csid*nt Harrison called upon Mrs. Stanford, widow of the late Senator Stanford, of California, this morn in g. After a brief conf^Tpnr" with that lady he called upon ex-Jud*e L>iIIon In r?g*rd to the Stanford irrigation milt which th* r*Prealdcnt l.i pushing In Wajihinscton. Thl? *ult will not com* up until Thursday and General Harrison will not leave the city until U>dn?n?day aftcrnootv . Ilram nn Tticlr Uninl, WASHINGTON; i>. C.. Jan. 13?Tho Republican icnators held a brief caucus aft' r the adjournment of the annate today and decided In ^ase the rnntrgrncy bhould arl*e they would support H-nator Fryc for president pro torn of the ? nut. ft was sufffteftU-d a:i probabln that the v\c\; president might b* un?xtcctedly absent at time and In that event it would bo well for the Itcpnbllcans to bo prepared for the occasion No vote was talten, but the suggestion met with unanimous favor. CAMPOS WORRIED. I rr T The Spanish Commander Said to P> be Disheartened at Last. t* a THE INSURGENTS' ADVANTAGE 5 . h. Ill Being Mounted Causes Ilim to J, Mount His Infantry. THE DESTRUCTION' CONTINUES. II! Cabana Barn Two Towns la Night of II*- ^ rana, wulle the*paxil?h Army U Appar- t? Blljr Powerlese?Growing I'neMlivu at ? h vHc Capital-People Fear an L'prUlo* ir There* bat the Aatliorltlee, Canal* h Laugh at Uu Idea?A if amber of En. ^ Raficmrab Reported ? Movements of q BolhArmlM. 81 h HAVANA, Jan. 13.?Quite a commo- ^ tlou waa caused in certain circles hero n last night by- the report that the In- a; urgent* were approaching Havana. w The news spread with great rapidity. ?! and there was considerable relief a among the Spanish authorities when it was discovered that the alarming re- n< port gruw out of the explosion of an j>' Immense torpedo in the village or ve- m dado, near this city. tt Dispatches from Santiago dc Cuba <11 tell of a skirmish there In which the In- at surgents left seven killed and the troops ? captured nine prisoners. o^ From Matanza* there was a dispatch tl announcing another skirmish between Q' the Insura nts and the Spanish troops, tt during ivhlch the former had eight Pi killed In addition to their leader. Ro?iue v! Rodrlguns. The insurgents are also rt said to have retired carrying with them P< thirty-two wounded. At Mount Guaynfo a new band of In- h; surgents. commanded by Ruperto S*n- s? chez. In a brush with the troops had Ave ti men wounded. The insurgents who have been in the b vicinity of Managua. about twelve p! miles from this city..havr retired with P the loss of five killed and twenty-seven P wounded. ? As intimated In these dispatches, a Gen. Maximo Gomez, at the head of his s< insurgent column, has executed fc-coun- P ter-march. He seems to have reached v Las Man gas, south of Art^mlsa. in the province of Plnar de! Rio. and then b turned round and headed eastward for b Alquisor and Gulra Melena. and wh??n P last heard from was moving northward towards Havana, after having passed Qulvican. Gen. Maceo wm last report- lt ed at Bahla Honde. and Bandera in said to be at Fan Cristobal. both of which are toward Havana and In the province of Ptnar del Rio. Another report has lt that Gen. Maceo's forces are moving eastward, with S| the Intention of placing himself In com- p, munlcatlon witn G?o. Gomez. Th*? ci Spanish authorities here claim that the jj Insurants will now leave the province h of Havana and PInar del ftlo for the a province of Matarsas. * d To Jloaat the Inflintrjr. Ci The government Is busily engaged In securing all the horses possible In or der to mount the Spantoh infants?. the f, advantage of the Insurgents being the Ii rapidity with which they have been t! able to move, owing to the fact that n their force* are mostly composed of a! cavalry. Later in the day It wan stated * In official circles that Gen. Gomez ? ramped last nl?cht at the plantation of Fajardo. near Gabriel. In the province n of PInar del Rio, having found It lm- t possible to pass the military line drawn i by the Spaniards across th^ island, and si that the Insurants reported moving S! northward are not the main body of a Gen. Gcme**s romrnand. as at first supposed, faot ?>nly a portion of hit forces. 0. which has been cut of? from the rest. 0 At Gabriel, it Is added. Gomez cap- 0 tur?<l a railroad tram ana urucrcu nu f, the passengers to be (wrought In hi* 0 presence. He then caused the train to v be burrw!. Cbarka Salomon, the correspondent of a New York paper, was tj detained by tb?? police on his arrival t| here. charged. It Is believed, with hav. v ing compromising letters In hla pos- T session. n There wax another alarm here thl-i a affmocn. Clouds of smoke were seen n art* Ing In the direction of the villas*? i, of V?aa, near San Francisco de Paula, tl a *mall town only about five mile* dls- _ tant. This was followed by a red glare, . showing that a great fire was In pro- ^ Kress In that direction. Th* alarm . pread once more throughout the city h and the report was again circulated ? that the Insurgents were approaching. But this was as nothing to the feeling " of terror which came over the more F timid portion of thf population when , n. still larger Are wa? seen to have * broken out. This time It was made out * that th?? town of San Francisco de * Paula had been set fire to by the In- f. surgenta, and the nlarm increased. nl- ' though th?? authorities professed to * sneer at the matter, claiming that the J3, flres were only th* work of beaten and 11 retreating insurgents who had been ? driven to desperation. 1 in spite of th?*se assurances and th? " statement that the Spanith generals ? *r>m /Invm nut Six^i mill# b aware of the wher^bouts Of General * Maximo Gonu'2 and completely ignore * his pros^n-re near Havana, it Is claimed n \hAt the trcor-s must be vary htially e ?*nga**d **Ir???Tvh#re for the Insurgents to : bo aible to burn a town and a villas 11 within aljrht of Havana and ye-1 remain * unattacked by the gnreraaient forces. ? Wtl#r Horlu In Onn^fr. a The irretest apprnhrnalon herds for j, the safotje. of the watar works which a supply Havana. They are situated at K Vento. ab?njt flv* miles from this cky, n and 1ms than that distance from Son t PrancLtco de Paula, reported to have q been burned tills afternoon by the tn? e surifntH. p The friends of th?' Insurgents have repeatedly asserted that thay expect a o popular demonstration In their f-tvor to r b?? made In this city so soon as they ar- n rivi? In slffht o( H.iv.inn. Tiitt th-y are no-.v prai*icA2ly In ripht n of this dty and yt th'ro are no nl^ni j of nn xiprlslnrr. And the authorities* t. Claim mac inrrn i?<iusoiuhijt uu > of su-h .in oulhr?'ak. Every rr.oa.suro which It Is poesible to tak* for the d?*f?*ns?? of the city and Jn order to protect proi;o:ty ivm Iwn taken, in addltlo.i C to the military, vnlunteer? and civil P guards. all the different branches of f< buvlnesa hive organized special i:orps irt men who will tiki' part In the <! ?- n fense of Havana ajcolust aa enemy r from without or r,!thia. Of count** i;i?* d Insurants In small band* may succeed ^ In apt marhlm? still nearr t ? Havana. th? Spanish authorities admit; but the military lnsL?t they have completed tb 'ir plans to drive the Insurants out I 'of thlx province iind they seem to pay v little (# no attention to the movements of the enemy about Havana, relying v upon the r.trong ;:irri*on. powerful forts and the tvar?hfp:? to 1< f?-nt any v att-mpt to make a dash Into this city. Hegardlnif thr rumor that the Insur- ? | gents have planned to explode bombs r I ami erart flri?a in sevral parts of this : city, upon a give? signal. so soon ax the < I insurgent* an? near enough to Havana 1 . / ir them to be In portion of '" J11"* tor the capltol, the authorities ly that step* to defeat any such moveient have been taken for weeks pa?t. hey claim that the streets of every irt of this city are so thoroughly pa olled by day and night that the aulorHles are 1n a position to nip such a inapiracy In the bud and that at the ret signal of an outbreak every strattfc point will be occupied la overhelming numbers by the mllitsry.who live bee-a previously derailed for euch urpoee oil over this district and that. jns*quent!y. It would be utterly 1 invisible to cauae any diversion of imhorn in fnvnr ct the lnaur tfOtS. Carapoa Difheartcnrd. Although the Spanish authorities are tasters of the situation, it is known nt the captain general la very much Isheartcned at the turn events have ikcn during the last sis weeks and rulor* succeed* rumors, day by day, of Is probable rejrement from the com?and of the Spanish forces here, and is r??turn to Spain. He attributes a rent deal of the success of the enemy ) their great superiority in moving uiekly from point to pcint and is still anfldem that If he la supplied with a ifllcient number of cavalry regiments i? will bo able to eventually put down i* insurrection. This, however, is a opeful view of the situation, which is at taken by all thoughtfcl people here nd the ad-herenrts of the Spanish rov nment are anxiously longing to hear f a decisive victory for the Spaniards n the arrival of further rejnforcelents from Spain. The Insurgents, according to reports. )w have an many men as they want; jt they are still sadly in nt?ed of arms r>d ammunition with which to equip ?em. That is now said to be the main Ifflculty under which the Insurgents re laboring and the feature of their tmpaign, which is the most difficult to rercome. Jt is known, however, that r***ivinr sunnorf in many sorters hitherto opposed to them, and ?ey are expecting the arrival of supllss on the northern coast of the proInre of finer dH Rio, wh^re Garcia >-**otly kmded at the head of an exedltion. The .nsurgents, it is further stated, ive sent large sums of raoney.through f^ret agents, to the United States for le purpose of purchasing the arms an.-l mmunltion needed, the money having een raised in different ways from [anters and others during their triumhant march from Santiago de Cuba to inar del Rio. But this equipping of a ,-nall army naturally takes considerb!e time and on this ground the aa?rtion is made that there is no project of an immediate attack upon Haana. The Insurgents have burned the fine ridge at Consolacion del Sur and have lown up a culvert at Sabanilio, In tke rovince of Matanzas. WA5TZD FOB CUBA. iiRrpmt Ag*nt? Waat SiUomI G?*rd*inrn from lhl> Conutiy for O(Herri, tiood HaUrtf t OffrrnL PITTSnUROH. Jan. IS ?It has been arned that an agent of the Cuban injrgents has been in Pittsburgh for the ut few days endeavoring to secure rerrjits to h?*ip the plucky natives of the ttle Inland in their light Cue liberty. 119 OU^-VI us w /?> >? ... re skilled in military mano*-tiverH to ln?ct the warfare of the Cubans a* offl?rs in the army. With that end in lew some of the local officers In the Naonal Guard haVe been approached by je visiting emissary, and flattering of'raihad* them to gu to the seat of waif t has not been learned whether any of hem have accepted the proposition, tat t Is not unlikely that several of tbe klrmlsh-lovlng members of the guard rill be Induced to risk their fortunes *lth the patriots. One of the officers of the Fourteenth fglment was offered fico per month to ure a captaincy with the Insurgents. Te was not anxious to go, so told the tran;r?*r that he would go for twice that um provided he was made a major. The pent informed him that he would talk > him again about that, and left. Anther member of the same regiment was TerM a lieutenancy and 1125 per sonth, but preferred to remain In Pittsnrffh. It Is said that a number of thi-r guardsmen were also seen by the 1st tor and that some refuted to go. -v??_ m^iA *hav B-iMilfl mnnldpr !j?? offers. The agent pictured to th??ra Sat the Insurgents would certainly be Ictorlous in their struggle with Spain, 'hat It would ht- neciftttrjr In order to laintaln their Independence to keep up standing amy: that the American illitlamen of experience would. In all keUhood. be Riven the position* of pre?rnient in it, and that the latter would Iso not be forrotten when the positions n the new lndepend-nt government r?re distributed. He said that in the tat few days quite a number of recruits ad been secured, some of whom had aleady Joined the insurgent army, and ,iuch of Its sticcess was due to their alorand experience in military affairs, te told them that he expected to^emain i Pittsburgh and vicinity for several reeks, and felt confident of securing the urvices of a number of young men here s he found the sentiment was strongly n favor of the patriots in their strugle. and that Plttsburghers felt In symathy with their endeavors to shake off tie imperial yoke and secure their independence. He assured them that the Tnited States would certainly recngtxe the belligerency of Cuba in a few ays. When the presence in Pltt#ur?rh of the "drummer" for the patriot fray was learned by a Chronicle Teleraph representative, an endeavor was lade to find that visitor. It was learnd, however, that he had left the Union tatlon at fl a. m. fur Harrisburg. with he expectation of returning later in the reek to further prosecute his work of ndeavoring to secure recruits for the ray. It is said that, his prospects for securnn some material for th?* Insurgent ray from Pittsburgh and vicinity are ood. as there are a number of enthusiasts among the guardsmen who will give to go to the mutinous Island. The mii'sary was sent here from the headuarters of the Insurgent party In this oufltry, which is located In Phlladelhia. A brother of Attorner Charles 8cov?l. f Pittsburgh, has been the Insurgent rivalry leader in Cuba for several mnthx. It I* understood that he rnllst.1 at Cleveland. With his dutier a* Intructor of cavalry. the drill of which ho -nrnwl in the National Guard. he romlne? work cj a newnpap??r curre*pondnL ThcWIrt* Down. NEW YnrtK. Jan. 11?The ftntral abl* office n( the Writ em Union Tele* rnph Company to-night Kent out tho blowing notice; The land line* ?outh of Havana ara gain interrupted, cutting off teleraphlr Information with all West Intan point* nouth of Havana, via Key Wat." Wmtlirr Porfrirt for Tn-tlmv. For Went Virginia, fair weather. Ittl?* change In temperature; light /. merly winds. For ohlo, fair; light northwesterly find*. For Western Pennsylvania. fair; light rcsterly wlnd.?. TEAtPKUATT UE VFflTKriDA'V is furnltfted by C. Schnepf. druggist, corner Market and Fourteenth atru??ts: : a. m 2J* p. Iff 1? a. m ^ ?" W : m 3SjT\eathr?~ Fair. . IN CONGRESS. The Pension Appropriation Bill Before the House. GRAFF AMENDMENT DEBATED. A Alight Dlffmnw In Fl|pxr**-An Armenian IUioUUon - SkMlor Morgan Addressee Use Senate In Support of the Free Sllrer Amendment to tlie ISond BUI. Senator Bill's Political Record Receive* an Airing at the Hand* of Senator Prllcbard. WASHINGTON. D. C., Jin. II.?Today being the second Monday of the month, wan. under the bouse rulea. ?et aside for the consideration of business relating to the District of Columbia. Although the consideration of the home rule* ha? not been completed, it was decided to give the day to the District of Columbia committee. Before Chairman Babcock claimed the day. Mr. Morse (Rep.. Mass.) presented the following resolution for reference to the committee on foreign affairs: "Whereas. The moat mournful tragedy of the nineteenth century ha* been and is now being enacted, under the apparent sanction of the sultan of Turkey, by which hundred* of thousands of Armenians are b^Ing ruthlessly slaughtered In cold blood; women are being driven Into a captivity worse than death and inhabitants who have fled to the mountains are dying of co!d and starvation, and the blood of th?*e martyred dead cry to heaven for Justice, "Resolved,That the committee on for*gn affairs consider the expediency of reporting forthwith some expn~?slon by this government In denunciation of these atrocities, ami If they find that as a nation we are powerless to act that we Invoke the co-operatlon of the allied powers to wipe the Turkish government off the face of the earth and secure the freedom and Independence of Armenia." After the district business was attended to the house went Into committee of the whole to consider the pension appropriation bill. Mr. W. A. Stone (Rep., Penn.) In charge of the bill, explained Its provisions. It carried 1141.325.820, & reduction of JCT.750 from the estimates. The amendments to existing laws attached to the bill provided that pensions granted under the act of 1890 should date from the first application, no mat ter how many tiroes tney nao own rejected or'dismissed for defect or informality in the application, and repeated the provision of the act of 1S30 requiring a widow to prove that she was dependent for her support on her dally labor; instead, by the terms of the amendment. she must prove that her net Income does cot exceed $300 per year. In answer to a qustion. Mr. Stone said he did not know how many widows would receive pensions under the amendment, Lut It mattered not whether it would result in giving pensions to one or one hundred thousand widows. The government wan not so poor that it could not afford to pension the widows of the defenders of the union. (Apploase.) Mr. Graff contended that a pension was not a gratuity, and that Congress should quiet the anxiety In the minds of 900.000 old soldiers by making their pensions vested rights. Mr. Bartlett (Dem.. N. T.) gave notice that he would raise a point of order arainst Mr. Graffs amendment. and also the amendment in the bill repealing the provision of the act of 1890 relative to widows' pensions. With referonce to th* Graff amendment, he believed It would be unwise to strip the pension commissioner of executive power and clog the machinery of United States courts with matters that properly should be left to the commissioner's discretion. Mr. Bartlett announced himself titf a supporter of pensions for deserving soldiers wno wen? wounucu or contracted disease In the line of duty. fiut. without questioning: the "justice of the dependent set of 1.S90, he declared his unalterable opposition to a further extension of that act such a* waif proposed In the pending bill. In reply to a question from Mr. Johnson (Rep.. Ind.) he expressed the opinion that the sentiment among New York T>ernocrats and the better class of Republican* was opposed to "an extension of the pension roll and the further looting of the treasury." Mr. Bartlett called attention to the fact that the debate on the dependent act In both houses showed that It was specifically stated that the test of the widow's right to obtain a pension under the act should be her dependence on her labor for her support. He predicted that the adoption of the amendment would add the names of at least 50.000 widows to the rolls. Mr. nin*rham (Rep.. Penn.) challenged Mr. Bortlett's estimate of the number of widows who would be benefitted by the amendment In the bill. The testimony of Commissioner Lochren, h? said, showed that but 5,000 widows' claims had been abandoned. Mr. Ilartlett admitted the number of beneficiaries was conjectural, but said his estimates came from those best informed on pension statistics. Mr. Willis (Rep., Del.) In an eloquent speech of five minutes declared that it was right that every safeguard should be thrown about the soldier's pension. At 4:33 the committee rose and the house adjourned. aZHATOa gOHGAg SPEAKS In (br ScnalR far the Kr? 811 rer Bond Substitute?Hill Geti Some Hani Llekm. WASHINGTON. D. C., Jan. 11-Th* vice president to-day laid before the senate a letter from th<* secretary of the treasury Jn reply to & resolution of inquiry presented by Mr. Peffer sa to whether $100,000,000 In sold had at any time been set apart from other funds. The secretary states that this hart never been done, th^re being no provision of law authorising it. Mr. Call (Denv. Fla.) submitted a number of petitions In regard to Cuba and asked that tb*y be printed. Objection waa trade by Mr. Piatt (Hep., Conn.). J Mr Prltchard (Rep., N. C.) mad** an | address defending himself against the chnrjfe or inconfliaiency on me inrm question made by Mr. Hill, of N?w York, last week, and attacked Mr. Hlll'n record for consistency. saying he had U?*n repudiated by the Democratic party. Mr. Trill. In reply. expressed xurptise at having brought forth no elaborate n at meat, nod said be believed that he *a -if .is active a member of the DemoCratlC party--"what there I* of It"?a* anynn?-. He inld it wan true that h?? voted against the Wilson bill. He had r^r.;' -..s fur voting against It. He believed In tariff reform, but not In that way. The IVmumU were all traveling toward the Democratic h-.-aven, but In different .vayn. The oth-r wld* wan trawling the other direction. The debats at this point driftod a ?y 10 John 7. McKiuie, Mr. Hill saying niat for many years McKane had been a Republican. Mr. Pritchard retorting that "John T. McKane bad never got Into the pen until he joined the Democratic party." Mr. Butler (Pop., N. C.) also took up Mr. Hlll'a statmenta concerning the politics of the south, and asserted that the caune of the defections from th? Democratic ranks In the south was the "betrayal of the party on the great financial question," and the opposition to an Income tax. In which opposition the New York senator took a most active part. Mr. Hill was again on his feet at the close of Mr. Butler's brief remarks and replied sarcastically. Mr. Allen (Pop,. Neb.) sought to question Mr. HIII, wnereupon ine laiier crnira a lauffh by remarking, "Still another Klchmond In the field." Mr. Allen proceeded to say that the Democratic senators were divided on finance, on the tariff and on the income tax Seventeen senators now sitting on the Democratic side ought to be setting on the other side, said Mr. Allen. Mr. Hill Jocularly responded that the Nebraska senator "scattered worse than an old shot gun." He pointed out that If these gentlemen (Allen and Butler) wanted an Income tax they ought to proceed to have one; let them introduce a bill Mr. H11I closed with a glowing tribute to the "grand old Democratic party." i At 2 o'clock the personal controversy \ closed and Mr. Morgan (Dem.) took the floor on the silver bond bill. He referred to the Intrigues before national conventions and "the wind-shaken platforms" of these bodies. In his Judgment the emergency tariff and bond bills were constructed merely as a part of the platform to be laid before a national convention next summer and not with any purpose to enact them as laws. Mr. Morgan criticised the financial course of Mr. Sherman, while the latter sat across the aisle giving close attention to the remarks. He referred to Mr. Sherman as the "Napoleon of Finance." Hut this Napoleon was rapidly nearing his Waterloo and his exile at SL Helena. Mr. Morgan enumerated in detail the financial burdens which the legislation urged by the Ohio senator had imposed on the people. They were evils which brought misery, want and calamity to the whole people. It had worked more miseries than those pictured in the Apocalypse. His (Mr. Sherman's) garments was one of many colors. In keeping with the variegated Iln?s of the party to which ne oeiongea. j\t me present time the Ohio senator and the President were together in their financial view*, both equally oblivious to the constitutional requirements that the metals were to be on equal terms. It was the Ohio senator who originated the evil of selling bonds to a syndicate. Proceeding Mr. Morgan said: "The sentor from Ohio is the author of Ave new measures of finance that have given the people and the government more trouble in handling the little remnant of W&000.000 of greenbacks than it did to pay twelve billions of annual " expenditures for the support of the government and more than three billions of principal and interest of the. national , debt that we have raised in the last -V thirty years. Those measures are the demon etlsa- 7 :1 tion of silver In 1ST2. the sequestration I of the gold reserve in the treasury in i IO. the power given the secretary of the treasury in 1890 to preserve the par- *. 1 Ity between the metals, the power to ' sell bonds at private sale and the power to enable private persons by contract, to dispense with the legal tender laws la their transactions." Mr. Morgan spoke of the admission of the rich Jews?Baron Rothschild and Lord Beaconsfleld?to the nobility of England. It was the tendency of the - wttsld. -over toward feudalism. Thar ?Ej , system existed to-day as it has in years ? I gone by, concentrating all power and j wealth In the hands of the feudal barons. ^ ?ri J The senator urged a declaration by y-m I Congress in line with a resolution once iH offered by Stanley MattJ^ews that the ' j bond would be paid in money with which they w#-re bought He suggested -3 also that a ten per cent rebate on cus- 7 toms duties to countries coining gold Ji ?nd silver on equal terms would make -j "Sew York Instead of London the clear- -K lng house of the world. } THIS 15 DI77EHE37. Letter from Lord Abrlrtn wbleti Con- ' UlctM wltii Mr. Xoraan'f Ihowtof. (Copyright, l#W, by th? Anoditid Pr?a> 1 LONDON. Jan. 1.1?The Associated . ?>Press is enabled to transmit to Amerl- VI i ran reoderj an important document 'J bearing upon the Venezuela question. $ namely, the text of a l.*ter from Lord . .-J Aberdeen, the then British secretary for >'d foreign affairs, to M. Fostique, who at .A that time represented Venezuela in ? London, which was written at the time 3ja the pouts which had been Bent to marie . ' M ! the Schombunjk line were removed In -1 compliance with the protest of Vene- , y< l xuela. Following is the letter, the outhenti- /.i city of which is unquestionable: "FOREIGN OFFICE, Jan. 2L 1S41 "The undersigned, etc., has the honor " | to aeknowledge receipt of a note addressed to h?m on the tenth instant by i Monsieur Fostique. etc., representing ~'M the alarm and excitement which has been created In Venezuela on account . $ K? Mr g<?hniwhiin?lf y it different points by points !n bis sur- J I vey near the mouth of the Orinoco and /" renewing his bequest that Her Mar lf I Jesty's government will order the re- $ | moval of those marka. "The undersigned begs to Inform > Monsieur Fostlque in reply, that In or- ,/ ' ! der to meet the wishes of the. government of Venezuela her majesty's go vera I ment will send instruction* to the ' rrnor of British Guiana directing hlra to remove the posts which have been ' placet] by Mr. Schomburgfc near ths $ i>rinoco. But the undersigned feels It his duty to distinctly declare to Mon- $ Aieur Fostlque that although in order. '?? I to put an end to the apprehension Vwhich appears to prevail In Venezuela .naS with regard to the object of Mr. S?bomburgk's survey,, the undersigned has consented to comply with the renewed .-iJ representations of M. Fostlque upon ' ] this affair. Her Majesty's government jl mudt not be understood to abandon any " portico of the right of Great Britain -,:M over the territory whlrh was formerly ;jjg held by the Dutch !n Guiana." Thta letter, which Is signed "Afcer- ^ deen," Is regarded hore an an answer to jj the contentions of Mr. Henry Xorman. special commissioner of the chronicle-. who first gave the English public through his paper caepnents which ;j| seem?l to Invalidate the claims of the * SehomburgJc line as a true boundary Ttxmr.iAi xtim. Hi* London Ttmr? ih'.itiu U Im Way Out of If. LO.VDON'.Jar. 12.?An editorial la the ' ? Tlnv-a this nrjrr.'in* suffetua thai a vcronc hlivt front the United States t.> - & l^?^!<l*?t Cfr:i<>o w.>uM be opportune to 'h] , convince hlra of tfc? ffr>tiMi?iU<'n?;* of "3 th?? Idea that Ancrlca tvUJ support any _M (kmaiKlii Wnesutla chooaes to make. ?* I "Etajrfand." aays the Tlraes, "la wMfnjr fop any direct r rttlernrnt, but Veneta- *? el a munt take the Initiative. The ob- -i* vloui course Is for Venesueta to uk the >. I United Stat'** to place h*r one- more In -d communication with Great Brttlaln. If v3 I Preirt&^nt Clev-lrind acoerfevI to axich a J request It wold ffo far to rent ro the .25 I feeling of a/nlty th u nubslstsd Detw^iro A FJnjrltwiU an ! th?? United Sta.t?? prior to ' '.M his message. We arc gratified at tlW Z1 rplrU display ?*d by Mwriea Vn the facn -* j of (?ern>any's attitude; and it Is re- . *3 mark-ably ?>noouraglnjr that Washington sought Kn^lxnJ* guh*l offices to <j the Transvaal."