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WHEELIKG. W. TA., TLrESI)A?r0^T0BE^^- 189& TVTO C^NTMrn,^
THE DEBT OF CDBA
Stumbling Block of Agreement of
Peace Commissions.
THE IIESITANCE OF SPAIN
T? Accept American Propositions Part of
k Scheme to Kxclle the Pity oC Her Creditors
ami of Other Nations ? Spanish
Commissioners May Announce Their
'....iiiihkiimi ta Profliad Purtliir wllli
Negotiations Uutler (lis Protocol?Cos*
stou of flnam Confirmed ? He ported
That tlio United States will IaaUt on j
Annexation of Philippines.
LONDON, Oct 24.?A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph Company from
Paris says the American peace commissioners
at Friday's Joint meeting will
definitely Insist upon the annexation of
the Philippine Islands to the United
States.
PARIS, Oct. 24.?The American peace
commissioners were in session to-day
from 10 a. m., to almost 2 p. m., when I
they repaired to the Joint session. They
took with them a carefully prepared
written answer to the amended proposals
of the Spaniards regarding Cuba.
The consideration by the commissioners
of the Porto Kico and Ladrones
question has now been merged with the
Cuban question, and all the points involved
are being carried forward to a
simultaneous conclusion.
When this has been arrived at, the
Philippine question will toe taken up. Of
course, there is a possibility of a disagreement,
and the Spaniards, If the
American commissioners decide not to
ass urge any portion of the Cuban indebtedness
may announce their unwilK
ingness to proceed any further with
negotiations based upon the protocol.
Should the Spaniards decide to do this,
it will be because they wish to excite
[ the pity of their creditors and of other
nations. The cortes may then be asked
to endorse their action. In fact. Spaniards
may ever? prefer a resumption"^
hostilities to acqulescepce in the American
refusal to share their financial burden.
A VngZffattou to Spall!.
The Americans, however, have intimated
to the Spaniards the possibility
that Spain may at some future period
be able t?? deal with an independent
government regarding uieassuinpuvii vi
the provincial and municipal portions of
the Cuban debt, which Is estimated to
luve bet-n ?150,000,000 before the last rebellion
In Cuba broke out, and $500,000,0%
contracted since 1895. But should
Independent Cuba, as ?he doubtless
would, refuse t<? assume more than her
proportion of the debt, based on actual
betterment? In Ctoia, and only, even In
this case, of obligations contracted previous
to 1803, Spain would be compelled
to appeal to her people and confront
thorn with practically seven-eighths of
the debt contracted 6lnce. Spain would
ald.i be compelled to declare her inability
to meet her obligations and this, at
present, seems to the Spaniards a more
bitter alternative than to accept the
United States refusal to share the Cuban
debt, with all that this mean.*, the Idea
being that the Spaniards would be able
to call the attention of their creditors to
W.I- .....Ulillni, th.Micrh frultlMM effort*
in their behalf.
Two C;onrn*? L?ft.
Finally, U is fold that there are persons
high in the Spanish councils who
claim to believe that Spain would rather
submit dumbly and helplessly to decimation
or dismemberment than confront
this continued financial burden. One
course would leave her pride unsullied,
it is claimed, and the ether Is regarded
If doubtful, If not Impossible, of adoption
within the boundaries of national
solvency.
Spain, however, will not break off the
present negotiations before having proposed
that the United States dhare half
j the Insular debt, which, In such a propo- |
el t Ion, may be placed at $700,000,000, the
interest rate to be reduced to 2 per cent, '
which, Spain may hold, practically re- j
duces her share to *110,000,ow, tne portion
proposed to toe btrnio by the United j
States or guaranteed thereby.
Such a proposition would not be ac- j
cepted by the United States, either di!
reotly or in behalf of Cuba. The seeaion
of the joint commission began at 2
i o'clock 1n the afternoon, and ended at
6:45 p. m.
Canton ofQmmm Confirmed.
The adjournment of the Joint commis- i
ion was until 4 o'clock In the afternoon
<?f Wednesday next. Guam, In the Ladrones
Islands, has been choaen by the
| Americana for the United Statea, under
the terms of the protocol, and its cession
has been confirmed vy ine opanien coramtMlon.
Details of minor Importance alone re- |
main to toe decided upon In connection
with the cession of Porto Rico, the for-1
mal transfer of which Is practically ac- |
compllrfhed.
The chief matter considered at to- j
day's session was the American reply to j
Spain's revised and renewed propositions
of the last meeting and the Indica- i
tlons are fhat the Cuban question will
be disposed of this week. But no do- j
tails have been ulven out by either side
regarding spams prcvemiueui <u * ??day
last, or the American traveree of
the eame auhmltted to-day.
Mpnln will Prot?m>
MADRID, Oct 24.?The Jmparclal today
aaygi "No victor ever treated the
vanquished n? the United States in
trratln* Spain. Tho government hna re- I
cclved a ffrnvc dispatch from Porto Rico, |
announcing that the Amerlrnn general
there la actinff toward Spain ns the |
European nation* havo treated China, I
lie ordered * Spanish a learner to em- {
4>ark the remainder o? the Spanish
troops at Forto Rico, In spite of tbe
protests of faer captain, who had order*,
to go to Havana to embark sick soldiers.
Our government will probably protest
against such action."
CUBAN AFFAIRS.
CommlMlotier Fankir M*r!ouilf 111.
HpunUk *?1m or Immovabl* Properly
Stopped?Mraallpox Epldcmla
mava.na, uct 24.?uaptain jroraiter.
of the United States military commission.
who has been suffering tor the
past few days with severe indigestion,
awoke to-day In a very high fever and
the excessive noise of the headquarters
of the commission rendered It advisable
to find him a separate house at Vedado
Into which he will be moved. Dr. Lalne
refuses to allow anybody to seethe captain.
Captain Hart to-day delivered a note
to the Spanish commission reiterating
the protest of the United States commissioners
In regard to sales of so-called
immovable property, the United
States claiming the right to such property.
A United States Inspector and a
detective of the police department have
been detailed to duty at the Trocha hotel
where they were Installed this morning.
Colonel Hecker and his stafr will leave
here to-morrow ror Plnar del Rk>.
According to General de Valasco'a
statement the sickness In the Spanish
camps In the province of FInar del Rio
has been reduced from 75 to 25 per cent.
On the other hand the Cubans there
arc In great destitution. For some time
they have had no meat. All their forces,
are distributed in bands of thirty or
I tnr?\f man twhn If AimlOP tfl tirOVldl>
I themselves with such members than in
larger companies,
I From Qlbara and Holguin come reports
of a fearful epidemic of smallpox.
In many cases the dead He unburied
| over fifty hours, there being: no one to
dip: the graves. Miflfr victims are buried
in the yards of their houses. The
I whole district is panic stricken.
Passengers who arrived from Nuevltas
to-day report the sailing from that
port on October 19 of the Spanish steamer
Miguel Gallacia carrying soldier*
belonging to the Puerto Principe division
under command of Colonel Eduardo
Rel teres and Chief Surgeon Emllio
Moral.
TIME EXTENDED
For Spantali E-rnenatlon of Caba-January
lta Oalr novr Plxrd.
"WASHINGTON. D. C., Oct. 24.?The
President had an exceedingly busy
forenoon to*day. Attorney General
Griggs and Secretaries Long, Hay and
Alger called about 10 o'clock and the
President discussed with them several
matters whicn ne iouna avraiung ms
attention on his arrival from the west.
A telegram from General Wade at Havana
was read recommending that the
limit of time allowed the Spaniards to
vacate Cuba be extended from December
1 to January 1. He said that it
would be physically Impossible for the
124,000 Spanish troops now on the island
to leave before the first of the year
and he regarded the extension of time
as reasonable and just
After the matter had been discussed
at some length an agreement was
reached and General Wade was telegraphed
that his recommendation was
approved. In the meantime, however,
tho United States troops now in Cuba
and others to be dispatched, will take
possession of the territory as fast as
the Spaniards vacate 1t, probably leaving
Havana until the last.
In regard to the reported purpose of
i ine ispuniaruo iu uiauiuuia anw vw?
to Spain the heavy ordnance of the
forts and arsenals about Havana, It
was stated In positive terms that nothing
of the kind would be permitted, and
if this movement had already begun it
j would be stopped at once. The Instruc[
t'.ons given our evacuation commissioners
at Havana covered all these
| questions, and explicitly provided that
! only the arms In the hands of the
I troops and what is generally- understood
I as impediments would be permitted to
be taken away.
EVACUATION
OF POBTO BICO
I Completed TciUril>j-Hamban of fnaaInr
Cabinet Take Oath of OfBoc.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24.?The navy
department to-day received the foWowlng:
SAN JUAN, Oct. 24.
Secretary Navy:
Evacuation Porto Rico completed by
sailing of lost detachment of Spanish
troops to-day.
(Signed) SCHLEJY.
SAN JUAN DE PORTO RICO, October
24.?The members of the insular
cabinet took the oath of allegiance to
the United Startes yesterday, with befitting
solemnity. They will issue a manifesto
announcing their resolution to
avoid partisan politics and to end party
strife.
About $12,000 have been collected as
custom* since October 28, the day the
United States formally took possession
of Porto Rico.
General Ortega embarked yesterday
on board, the Spanish steamer Mbntevideo,
and was saluted from the shore.
He made a speech, declaring that the
island bad been surrendered by order
from Madrid, adding that be would
never have done so without such an order.
The general sailed to-day, and
was saluted by the United States cruiser
Newark. Hear Admiral Schley and
his staff ore on board the Newark,
awaiting the arrival of Commander
Snow, who Is to take command of the
United States naval station at San Juan
before departing.
Co). Hunter, s?.*cretary of the United
State* military comradselorr, who is In
poor heal th, will leave Ponce on October
26, on board Che Philadelphia.
The efficient work of the United Start en
oommisulon has won popularity for Its
members among the people of San Juan,
and where have been a number of graceful
farewells exchanged.
A movement has been started to spnd
a Porto Rioan commdsalon to Washington,
In order to represent to the authorities
there tlw needs of tho people of
Lhit# Island.
m
AmtrrhUlt hot on Emparar*! Trial.
HAIFA, Palestine, Oct. 24.?'The police
made an Important arrest of n
well known anarchist here yesterday.
Extraordinary precautions are being
taken to Insure tho safety of Kmperor
William and Empress Augusta Victorla.
During the time that they are here
veiled women will not be allowed In the
streets, as tho police foar that an anarchist
might assume this disguise.
ALEXANDRIA. Oct. H.-An Italian
anarchtit wna arreated here to-day. Ho
wax n imxiiengcr on a aleamcr bound
(or Fuleatlna.
FASHODA DISPUTE.
In Spite of News of Warlike Preparation!
la France
A DISTINCTLY BETTER FEELING
Pmaliad In England Diplomatic Circle*
Last Night, aad Ultra was a Growing
Belief that Ilia Contentlou will be Arranged?BrltUh
Gorcrament Isaacs An.
other Blaa Book oa the Satyact? ladeflnltenese
of tb? Fraach Propositions*
Spirit of the Parlalaa Press?Military
Preparations at Tonlon,
I^ONDON, Oct. 14.?In spite of the
news of warlike mobilization which
came from France and different pari* of
England to-day with the decline In
rente* and consols there la a. distinctly
better feeling In diplomatic circles tonight
and a growing belief that the
Foshoda dispute will be arranged.
LONDON, Oct. 24.?The afternoon
newspapers here to-day discuss the report
of the French ambassador, Baron
de Coil reel,on the subject of the conversation
he had with the Marquis of Salisbury,
regarding the proposed French
outlet on the Nile, as being the leading
feature of the yellow book on the
Fashoda question Issued yesterday by
the French government.
The conservative organs scout the
Idea of the Marquis of Salisbury entertaining
the surrender of the Bahr-ElGhaxal
valley to the French and the
Pall Mall Gazette and the Globe suggest
that the ambassador misunderstood the
premier and call on the latter to make
some explanation.
The Liberal and Radical papers are
not displeased at the prospect of a compromise
being arrived at and they believe
that priAlded Major Murchand
Is recalled the dispute Is susceptible (o
an arrangement by which France will
receive some satisfaction In the Bahr^
El-Ohazal district.
The British admiralty Issued a number
of significant orders this morning. The
dock yards at Portsmouth, Devon port
and Chatham have each received Instructions
to prepare six thirty-knot torpedo
boat destroyers for commissioning
so Mat they will be able tn put to sea
In 24 hours. Over time hour; work
have been begun on the nrst class cruisers
Europea and Adromedla so as to
hurry them for sea service. Several
gunboats In the different dock yards
have been ordered to postpone unnecessary
refitting.
Finally the Cnnard line and> White
Star line have received from the admiralty
Intimation to hold their subsidised
steamers In readiness for turning- over
to the navy officiate.
The British government will issue onother
-blue book to-night, the moet important
feature of which will be a diepatch
dated October 12, from the Marquis
of Salisbury to the British ambassador
at Paris, Sir Edmond Monson, reporting
the previous Interview with
Baron de Courcel, In which the latter
wished to ascertain What solution of the
question was possible. In this dispatch
the Marquis of Salisbury says: "I generally
insisted that the Nile valley had
belonged and still belonged to Egypt,
and that whatever diminution that title
had suffered by the Mahdi's conquest
had been removed by the victory at
Omdurman."
The Marquis of Salisbury then pointed
out the helplessness of Major Morchard's
position, which Baron de Courcel
denied nnd Anally the British pre
mler, in response la Baron de Courcel's
suggestion, offered to supply Major March
and with food and ammunition, in order
that he might be able to reach
French territory.
Baron de Courcel then said France
wanted an outlet to the Nile and the
Marquis of Salisbury requested that the
Whole proposition be made in writing.
This was the last Interview between
fhe ambassador and the premier on this
subject Baron de Courcel then went
to Paris and it is thought the proposition
which he brlngB to-night embodies the
points indicated in this conversation.
The British cabinet council has been
fixed for Thursday next
France'* Indefinite Proposition*.
The Saltltfbury dispatch in conclusion
said:
""" * ? nf Burnn
x no cAirciiic inmiuutvMWB v. ?.?
de Cou reel's proposition.*, made it impossible
for me to express or to form an
opinion relative to the territory claimed
by France In the Bahr-Kl-Ghazal region.
Under the circumstances, the discussion
ha? been fruitful of misapprehension.
I Informed him that It was in
no way ?ny duty to discuss the French
claims now, but that in abstaining
therefrom, I must not be understood oj
In any degree admitting their validity."
The blue book also contains interesting
letters from Mustapha, the regent of
Kgypt to General Kitchener and Lord
Cromer, the British diplomatic agent,
respectively, showing Kgypt'a attitude.
He wrote to General Kitchener warmly
thanking him for taking poesosalon of
Fashoda and thereby reconquering for
" -X"*"1 wlilnh ncanra h Al*
JVByPk IXC Jlioimvcn n.iHwit hs-wv ....
existence and from which she only retired
provisionally.
The regent In writing to Lord Cromer
protested against "the French violation
of Egyptian territory," adding that
Egypt had never lost night of the reoccupatlon
of the provinces of the Soudan
which one the actual sources of the vitality
of Egypt and from which she only
withdrew owing to force. He nlao rf&ld
that the recouquest of Khartoum would
fall to have Its effect if the valley of the
Nile was not restored to Egypt.
Mufttapha concluded with referring to |
the Anglo-French discussion on the sub- I
Jcct of Fashodu, urging Lord Cromer to |
UK hlf good offices with the Marquis of
Salisbury, "In order that the Incontestl ble
rights of Egypt may be recognized
and that all the provinces occupied up
to the rebellion of Mohammed Ahmed
be restored to her."
Pari* Praia Opinionk.
PARIS, Oct it?The newspapers here
to-day warmly praise the exposition of
the French aide of the Fashoda question
presented by the minister of foreign affairs,
M. Delcasae, in the yellow book on
the subject Issued yesterday.
The Figaro says: "If the British government
rejects France's moderate and
just proposals it can only be because Che
government of Great Britain desires beI
foro everything else the humiliation of
France."
The general tone or tne jrrencn preeo
comments Is reflected by the Eclair
which remarks: "An agreement regarding
Fashotja can be arrived at provided
Great Britain does not persist In asking
(or the Immediate recall of Major Marchand.
But as an outlet on the Nile, we
have an absolute right thereto and will
brook no refusal."
The Steele after urging peace, says:
"Trance would hardly come off better In
a war with England than did Spain in
the war with the United States. France
would be better employed In developing
tier colonies than In thwarting England."
The Autorite declares that Prance
ought never to have gone to Fashoda,
adding: 'it was a stupid mistake, and
now England calls on us to get out.
Well, it Is no use talking, we shall have
to get out, otherwise there will be war,
which would be madness."
Activity ft t Ton Ion.
PARIS, Oct 24.?The municipal authorities
of Toulon have been notified
that that place will be the center of lm
portant naval and military preparations
opd have been Instructed to arrange for
the Immediate reception ot fifteen batafIlons,
Ave Infantry, 1,600 marine* and
600 artillerymen. The municipal oouncll
has decided to close the schools; and the
sdioolhouses will be used for lodging the
troopr. ,
The naval authorities have been ordered
to expedite the preparations for the
outfitting of the new squadron.
DESPERATE EFFOBT
Of Candidate Heal ta Catch ilu Colored
Vote of Fomrth District.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
HUNTINGTON, W. Va., Oct 2f-The
efforts of Hon. George I. Neal to catch
the vote of the colored people 1s not
very embarrassing to Republican managers
In the district, especially in this
end of the district. The colored people
had a large and enthusiastic meeting
here on Saturday night and the claim
that even any of the colored people will
vote a Democratic ticket was fully demonstrated
to be unfounded.
One intoxicated colored man was present
and attempted to create a disturbance,
but he was forcibly ejected
from the room. The speakers were es-1
peclally severe on the Democratic can- j
dldate for Congress. The colored votera
are decidedly more enthusiasts for
the Republican ticket than they usually
are, as Judge Freer seems to be a
favorite among the leaders of that race. |
Another element of strength counted
upon by the opposition was from among j
the Grand Army men. No one was ever I
worse deceived than they can be In
counting upon anything from that
source, as Judge Freer is distinctively |
a favorite with the old veterans, having
served at the head- of that order in ,
the state, and is having the roost en- |
thuslastic support by them.
ELKIN5 AND DOVENKB
Addrcfi Good Meeting* at Mlddlebonrae
and kiiterarllla, Ynnterdny.
Special Dispatch to the Intelligencer.
SI8TERSVHXE, TV. Va? Oflt M.?
Senator Stephen B. Elklns arrived here
last evening, and thin morning went to
Mlddlebourne, where he spoke to a
large audience. He was accompanied
by Congressman B. B. Dovener, who
also made on oddresi. The court house
In which the meeting was held, was
crowded and the attention of the crowd
was held to the end of the addresses.
This evening Sanator Elklns, Congressman
Dovener, Hon. John A. Campbell,
Hon. T. P. Jacob#, and P. A. Shanor
delivered addresses In the auditorium
of <he school house here, to a large
crowd. There was probably Ave hundred
people present at the meeting here.
and much ntnusiaam wai mMJucaicu.
APPLE CHOP
Th? SmnlUat In th? IlUtory of the Coan.
trf-CaoN of lb* Fall are*
CHICAGO, Oct. 24.?The Orange Judd
Farmer to-morrow will say:
The apple crop of the United States la
smaller <han It has been since reliable
statistics have been collected.
The total supply from the 1893 crop of
United States Is 27,700,000 barrels compared
with something over 40,000,000 last
. .1 f*A AAA ASIA I ? A W A liffAllf _
year ana m.uw.wu in tuc rovuiu
Ins 'crop of 1896. The failure Is widespread,
reaching: from the Pacific coast
<o Maine and In none of the states does
the output of fruit approach an average.
In the great apple states of the west
the crop Is almost nn absolute failure,
although the situation In Michigan Is
better than elsewhere, having about
two-thirds of tho bumper crop of 1896.
SHOT HIS HOSTLBB.
President of Brnnt vornlatn Company,
Knit I.lrrrpool, CH?rg?<l Trlth Mnntnr.
BAST LIVBTOPOOU Ohio, Oct. 24.?
To-night George P. Brunt, president of
?4wv iininf Um?wlii4n (\?mniinv niul nnp
of the most prominent manufacturers
In the cHy, shot and killed his colored
hoetler, Dudley L. I^eo. Brunt qudeily
Rave him Pert ui>, pleading not guilty to
a charge of murder In t he second degree,
waived a hearing and now Is out on $10,ooo
bat!.
Brunt discharged Lee Saturday, and
this evening Jx** appeared at the ptaW. ;
There wis nn altercation. nnd tho two I
came to blows. Two neighborR parted
th?n>, ami Brimt crow d tl?e lot and
Went loto Ms hum*. The colored innn ,
followed l.lm. BrutVt met him In the :
kHohcn. a<ndi shc/t him. The hall en>ler??d :
the abdomen, raining death In ten mlnut?s.
thinit le ;\ > . Inl favorite, and:
th* family stands high here. Brunt'o
oivly stntrmen: to-night vair: I
"1 had to d?> IL" His wife and mother i
jire prostrated. 1
THE RACE CONFLICT
In Scott County. Mlmiwlppl?The
Dfcadly Renults.
ELEVEN NEGROES ARE DEAD.
Om whlta man Killed, add om Oct?rMl
and Thraa WhlU men brloulf Wow
dad?Mara Mibim Hourly EipMtad to
baAddad to tfca D?lh Ltat-Manjrof tfca
Dead Birltd In Trauebaa? Prtaonara <UmovMl
Tram HarnarsTllla lo Meridian
to Prmnt Lynohlug /
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. ?!^The Picayune's
Forest, Mlsa, special Biyi:
Eleven dead negroes, one dead white
man, and on* negro and three white
men seriously wounded, Is the result at
this writing of the bloody war being
waged between the white and black
races In the Horpersvllle neighborhood
of thla, Scott county. Several of the
rioters bate been captured and lodged In
Jail at Forest to-day, but the others escaped
Into the wood*. Large crowd* of
wblte men are In close pursuit, however,
and more name* are hourly expected to
be added to the death list.
It Is Impossible to obtain a full list of
the killed for the reason that so me of
the negroes were shot down In the woods
and hurriedly Dtiriea Dy lae wanes
where they fell.
A member of the posse said that he
helped bury the negroes In trenches, but
neither himself nor any one In his
?crowd knew their namce, and they did
not care enough about them to Inquire.
Governor McLaurin went to Harpersvllle
last night and appealed to the
whites not to molest the prisoners in the
custody of the eherlfT. The governor's
talk had a good effect on tbe majority
of those in tbe crowd, but some of the
hot-headed members did nut relish the
governor's Interference. But he Anally
persuaded the crowd to permit the sheriff
to take the prisoners to jail. Sheriff'
Stephenson has placed additional guards
at the Forest jail ts prevent the lynching
of the rioters how in custody. Two negroes
who are under arrest have made
a full confession.
The funeral of the murdered officer
Sibley, occurred at Harpersville to-day
and was attended by hundreds of people.
It Is reported here that two of the
murdered man's brothers are on their
way from his home in Yazoo county, at
the head of a large crowd bound for the
scene of the race war. It Is feared that
when they arrive a determined and successful
assault will be made on the For
??t jail and all of the rioters oonnnea
therein lynched.
Later-JSherlff Stephenson considers
the situation so serious to-night that he
decided to take the prisoners to Meridian
for safe keeping. A large posse was organized
and the negroes will be placed
on the 9 o'clock train.
PBBPLBXIHQ PROBLEM
Confronts Pieildent In Regard to Caban
Tobacco Duties.
NEW YORK, Oct. 24?A dispatch to
the Wtorid from Washington says: A
perplexing proMeni confront? President
MCKinfey in the matter of fixing the duties
on tobacco la the island of Cuba
during its military occupation,
The cigar maker? of Florida and the
manufacturers of tobacco in many of
the larger cities have asked about the
probable changes in duties during
American occupation^ and urged the
abolition oC aJS duty. They say they
have been injured! many thousands of
doHars by the war In Ouboi and that
the only way to intmedlaitaly rebuild
the trade la to encourage the Cuban
planters and American ent?iprt*o by
(riving rnn' Inducement for the growing
<u>d shipping of tobacco to thl?
oountry.
On the other hand, the Cuban fdanters
have begged that no audi action be
token as It would mean their eternal
ruin, and practically kin the tobacco industry
In Cuba. They claim that the
moment the Import duties are abolished
or lowered tons of Inferior tobacco
wouku be sent from the United States
Into Cuba, manufactured into cigars
and shipped from the latandi as Havana
cigar* finding their way Into all the
markets of the world. The discovery of
this fraud and the Inferior quality of
goods would forever discredit tihe induct
audi ruin tno market for Havana
tobacco.
It to likely that the President will refer
the matter to Congress for action.
WIFE MEN SBOWJVKD
AC Cook'i Inlet?Three of the Prospector*
Were From Piltibtrgh and Vicinity.
SEATTLE, Wash., Oct. 24.?A Post
Intelligencer special from Sunrise City,
Alaska, confirming the report of the
loss of a small sloop and the drowning
of nine men near Cook Inlet last Sep<eraf>er.
The man drowned were A. M.
Adams, Bellevue, Pa.; Bonner, of
I Hope Church, Pa.; Carson Payne, Portland,
Ore.; Zlmmer, Pittsburgh,
Pa.; Scott, Scotsburg, 111.; Frank
Koblnson, Santa Cruz, Cal.; Chris John|
son, Cook's Inlet, Alaska; A. Wolcott,
and son, Oliver Wolcott, New York.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Oct. 24.-Th*
three Pensylvanlans drowned were oil
/mm Mtlo Bnptlnn Thi>v worn rpnrp*pn
<atlvo8 of the Delphene and Elk Ml#ning
Companies, and left here last February.
In a letter received from Zlmmer recently
it was stated that the party hod
staked out some good claims and that
| they would be home with some gold
about November 1. The men were all
well known here and previous to their
departure took out large insurance policies
for the protection of their famllj
ies.
Rpltropal Council.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24.?The bishops
and deputies gave most of their time
to-day to reconciling differences between
them on the revised constitution,
In anticipation of final adjournment to
morrow, u uihcmuscu muni ikiiku-uj un
the part of the deputies to direct the
afTairs of their own house, without the
control of the blshoi a.
Anticipatory of final adjournment tomorrow.
the deputies completed an 1
much of the unfinished business an posfllblent
the niternoon ncsslon. Consider- 1
able time was tuken up In secret sesj- '
Ion In disposing of the case of llev. J.
yr, Hotner. nominated by the bishops
as bhhop for th<? missionary district of '
A*hevll!?\ N. V. The nomination wili
confirmed unanimously.
All pending resolutions on marriage
rind dlvoreb were st?nt to tho special '
committee of thirteen appointed to consider
that subject. 1
AGAINST THE RAILROADS.
Tbi Joint 1'nflU AmcUflm DhmmI t*
ba lllinl ur th? 0. (. Hull Oout,
An InporUBl Oacitlon.
WASHINGTON, Oct. H.?The Unit*)
States supreme court to-day decided the
joint traffic association rail way com Id
favor of the United State* and against
the railroads. i
The case Is considered one of the most
Important that has ever oome before the
supreme court, not only to the railroads
but to the general publlo and because of
the vest railway properties represented
by the traffic association. The association
wa? formed on November 1?, 1M6,'
or ininy-fmp railways repmcimaB un
great trunk line* and their network of
branches. The purpose of the iMtoalxtion
as stated In the article* of agreement
was "to establish and maintain
reasonable and Just rat**, fares, ruts*
and refutations on stats and imerstate
traffic." A similar osoclatloo on
smaller scale was established among
southwestern roads,known as the TransMissouri
association. These
associations were soon attacked
In the courts on the ground that they
were In violation of the Sherman
anti-trust law and also
of the inter-state comaeros
law. The trans-Missouri first reached
the United Stales supreme court, where.
In a notable opinion, the court held Oat
the association waa Illegal, being in affect
a combination In restraint of trade
and commerce and therefore vlnlatlve of
the anti-trust law. This opinion waa
by a divided bench, the division being
very close, vis, Chief Justice Fuller and
Justices Harlan, Brewer, Brown and
Peckham holding the trafflc association
Illegal while Justices Field, Gray, Shirts
and White (lied a dissenting opinion upholding
the association. Soon after this
decision Justice Field gave place to Jos- ,
[ice mcneuiiu.
Although the Missouri cue wu considered
somewhat of a test, yet the joist I
traffic association prepared to make
stubborn ointest In support of It* exigence.
The case against It wat begun on
January 7, 1886, In the United State* circuit
court for the southern district of
New York,the United State* being ootnplalnant*nd
theattoraeygeseral directing
Its course. The case went against
the government In the lower court*, the
circuit court dismissing the bill, and the
court of appeals affirming the dlsiulMtl.
The government appealed to the United
States supreme court. An exceptionally
brilliant array of counsel appeared for
the association and the several railroads,
Including ex-Senator Edmund*,
James C. Carter and E. J. Phelpt. Solicitor
General Richards filed the brief for
the government.
The main contention of the govern- '
ment was that the traffic agreement 1s a
combination to prevent competition,
thus constituting a contract In restraint
of trade or commerce. The answer of
the association maintained the legality
of the agreement on the ground that the
vaet needs of commerce require Joint
action and that audi action Insure* uniform
and Just rates and prevent* secret
and unjust discriminations. '
Under the decision to-aay rae oecislons
at the United State* circuit court
(or the Southern district of New Tork.
and of the United States court of appeal*
both fit whloh were favorable to th*
Joint traffic association are reversed.
TICTOW -FOB MOBaAHUAHWr
Oltalllaunui Ohio?Th* MMaa o
Mart??|a Tnilw SrtitaA.
BALTIMORE, Oct. 24.?The application
of the preferred stockholders of tha
Baltimore & Ohio to require witnesses to
answer question*, come up for
In the United States circuit oourt at
Baltimore to-day. The preferred stock*
holders filed an amended petition claim'
Ing that the scheme of reorganisation
was a fraudulent plan, and thereupon
Messrs. Johnson and Steele on behalf of
the mortgage trustees asked time to answer
the amended petition and made
motion to dissolve the injunction order
which had been Issued by the oourt prohibiting
the trustees from foreclosing
- ' ?" . H,l nf rt.o
me QiungttHm unui u u> w.
preferred stockholders oould be hear&
The oourt after hearing elaborate
arguments from the counsel, granted tha
motion ut Messrs. Johnson and Steels
and rescinded their previous order, thus
permitting the trustees of the several
Baltimore & Ohio mortgages to Ola their
bills for foreclosure and perfect their
proceedings, the court stating that whatever
rights the preferred stockholders
might have could be taken care of is tha
proceedings, which was precisely tha
point that Mr. Johnson had made. TJiii
is regarded as quite a success for tha reorganisation
manager*.
HARROW ESCAPE
Ot Ganaral Wood from Being Blown ay
on PUam Launch,
SANTIAGO DE CUBA. Oot 24,-Gcn.
Wood, the acting: military comsnaqdes
here and Major Brooks, had a narrow!
escape last evening frorji a lerlous disaster.
They had started down the bay,
on the way to Morro castle, on board m
steam launch which, seemingly, had a
hundred pounds of steam registered.
But she lost fifty pounds In the flrat
two minutes and a green engineer who
was In charge of her, discovering that
there was little or no water in th?
boiler, was about to fill U while It waa
almost red hot.
Major Brook9 saw the danger, stopped
the launch, had the fire drawn an4
the launch was towed back to her starting
place. The engineer was discharged,
Minora* Strike Broksn,
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct, 24.?A' tpecial
to the Dispatch from Pomerojr. O.,
nays: The miners strike which has existed
since March, is broken and the
miners' organization is disrupted. The
Pacific mine started up to-day and the
men ore scrambling to get In at reduced
wages. The Spillmnn mine at New
Haven, VT, Va., is the onlr one !n the.
Pomerdy bend now idle. The approaching
winter and the refusal of the company
stores to longer give credit, broke
the strike.
War Investigation.
ANNISTOX. Ala., Oct. ff-The war
Investigating commission sat from
o'clock until 3:30 to-day, and examined
about u dozen witnesses, Including a
number of ofllcers and men of the regular
troops, as well as a number of
oiiwrq Tt is now exoectcd
that the commission will leave Cor
lluntsville yto-morrow night.
WVallirr Fnrecmt for To. day.
For Wont Virginia. Increased cloudiness
tvnrmur. and probably rain; south wind*.
For western Pennsylvania,rain by Tuesluy
afternoon, coldor Tuesday night: brisk
southerly, hhlfttng Tuesday to aouthwost wind*
.
For Ohio, rain, roolor In northern and
ttsstcrn portions; brisk south, shifting to
noi'thwoM winds
I.????.?t Teittpvrmtnrr,
T'he tomtiorn'ure Saturday an observed
by <\ flrhnonf. druggist, corner Market
tnd Fourteenth Htreets, was as follows:
1 ?. m...., 40)3 p. 61
V a. ni -tf.ii p. in B
15 m 62jTM eathcr fair.
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