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gKc^tKccIin^ rii|l 3itfcl%mrcr.
Growing Out of the Transvaal Incident
Still Serious.
Indicates that the Worst is Not En
1tireIjr"Uvcr xet.
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
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
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.
"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
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.
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.
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."
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.
The Spanish Commander Said to P>
be Disheartened at Last. t*
. h.
Ill Being Mounted Causes Ilim to J,
Mount His Infantry.
Cabana Barn Two Towns la Night of II*- ^
rana, wulle the*paxil?h Army U Appar- t?
Blljr Powerlese?Growing I'neMlivu at ?
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
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
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.
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
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
Wmtlirr Porfrirt for Tn-tlmv.
For Went Virginia, fair weather.
Ittl?* change In temperature; light
/. merly winds.
For ohlo, fair; light northwesterly
For Western Pennsylvania. fair; light
rcsterly wlnd.?. TEAtPKUATT
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.
The Pension Appropriation Bill
Before the House.
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
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
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
At 4:33 the committee rose and the
house adjourned.
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.,
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
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:
"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."

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