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EXPECTATIONS ENGLAND VIEWED THROUGH COLORED GLASSES. ROSEATE HUE TINGES ALL Friendliness of Germen Emperor Cause of Felicitous, Almost Joyful, Comment. London, Feb. 9-A comprehensive view of the international situation re veals only improved prospects for con tinued peace and harmony. From the British standpoint, Queen Victoria's death appears to have strengthened, rather than weakened, Great Britain's position among the nations. A sufficient time has elapsed since Victoria ceased to reign for the foreign office to feel the political pulse of the capitals of Europe, and the brief examination, commenced in no spirit of cocksureness, resulted in a feeling of satisfaction and security at Downing street. The foremost factor in this, nat urally, is Emperor William's attitude. Responsible officials here make no at tempt to conceal their elation at the circumstances attendant on his ma jesty's visit. They do not shut their eyes to the dissatisfaction the emperor has caused among certain sections of his subjects, but rely implicitly on the imperious force of Germany's ruler to successfully overcome the internal opposition engendered. Closer rela tions undoubtedly now exist between Great Britain and Germany. Lord Salisbury and Lord Lansdowne are quite prepared to hear Count von Buelow. the imperial chancellor, satirically belittle the effect of Em peror William's visit, but in Downing street this will be taken as meant purely for home consumption, and as merely more evidence of the skillful hand of the emperor. The allianuce between Great Britain and Portugal scarcely needed she visit of King Charles to render it stronger. I Yet the continued stay here of that ruler is believed to be likely to bring the peoples of Portugal and Great Britain in closer touch, thus rendering easier the work of their respective governments. So far as the diplo matic phase goes, the Associated Press is offibially informed that nothing new has resulted from the king of Portu gal's stay in England. The mutual responsibilities in con nection with Delagoa bay were too well understood previously to need further discussion. Thus Portugal, Germany and Great Britain are be lieved to be more closely united than ever in their history-united by a compact that, in the opinion of lead ing British statesmen, is stronger even than the dreibund, which is, yearly, becoming more of a tradition than a working agreement. The only feature of the recent in ternational happenings regretted at Downing street is the emperor's dec oration of Field Marshal Lord Roberts with the order of the Black Eagle. It is thought his majesty went almost too far, in view of the hostile com- 1 ments the German press is in the habit of showering on Great Britain's South African campaign. "Still," say the officials, '"Emperor William never does things by halves." Neither in China nor in other parts of the world do Russia and France; in the foreign office's views, give any in dication of counteraction against this 'activity Jf British diplomacy. Lord Salisbury is said to rely on Emperor William to keep in touch and harmony with the czar. So long as this is feas ible, France is not expected to take any serious initiative. Moreover, according to dispatches in the British press, French anglophobism seems to have abated since the queen's death. Austria and Italy are put down as sure to do nothing contrary to Em peror William's wish. It is easily seen Emperor William is now the dominat ing figure in European affairs. To this Great Britain has no objection. She has made it possible, and trusts to benefit by it. Relationship between the reigning families of Europe is not held to be of much account in the ohancellories. but so far as it goes, it is believed King Edward VII's per sonality will tend to improve its de gree of potency. More important to some cabinet ministers than the European situa tion is the belief that a solution of the Nicaragua canal dispute can b3 ar rived at without the slightest friction. With the exception of China, this was the only serious cloud on Great Brit am's diplomatic horizon previous to the queen's death. Now it is hoped it wall disappear. The exclusive an nouncement by the Associated Press yesterday that Great Britain is about to make counter proposals to the United States on the basis of the - United States amendments to the Hay-Pauncefote treaty, which are likely to necessitate extended nego tiations, not a word of which is known in England, may be safely de soribed as a pound of. Salisbury and an o.noe of Lansdowne. The aged pre nier's foreign policy has been some -w w:.injstly defiized as a mixture of j:Ibwla and fatalism. k.. - oYdowne, is said to have SPt a imathber aggressive stand ' . t onr 6 th olbervaaoe of the ethics of treaties, but the same spirit of comprumise, which ,it is hoped will be shown by the United ' States prevailed within the British cabinet, Lord Salisbury, as usual, gaining his point. Whether the cabi net is unduly optimistic in thinking the United. States will consider or agree to county proposals, time alone will show. As a foreign official sententiously remarked, "nothing is ever settled by one dispatch," simultaneously with the accession of King Edward (whom I incidentally, golfers refer to as the first sovereign who has played golf since James II) the waters of the Nile have been turned back. Sir John Aird cabled this week: "The last channel has been closed at Assuan. You can now walk across the Nile." This will solve the problem to provide corn in Egpyt. The excellent piece of dam construction will have to .with stand a severe strain when the Nile rises with the next floods. The Westminster Gazette this after noon prints an interesting story, which it believes to be absolutely correct, to the effect that before the recent re tirement of Mr. George J. Goschen from the office of first lord of. the ad miralty he sent a letter to the queen, saying in substance that he desired to relinquish the office, as he was weary of public life In replying, Queen Victoria thanked Mr. Goschen for his long and devoted services, closing with the words: "Your old queen is weary, too, and longing for her rest." WILL NOT COMPLY Reply of Great Britain to Sen ate's Nicaraguan Canal Demands. London, Feb. 8-It has been learned I by a representative of the Associated Press that a reply will shortly be sent to the United States Nicaragua canal project. It will not comply with the senate's demand. Neither will it be in the nature of a flat refusal, though, for the purposes of immediate con sruction, it will be tantamount to such a refusal It will conist, mainly in a counter proposal, or proposals, likely to necessitate extended nego tiations. The nature of the proposal is not yet ascertianable. Lo:rd Pauncefote will probably be the medium through whom the answer will be sent and by whom the subse quent negotiations will chiefly be conducted. In British official opin ion it is likely that several months will elapse before the matter reaches a conclusion, by which time the Hay Pauncefote treaty will have lapsed, on the basis of the senate's amend ment. The British counter proposals are now formulating and it is hoped an entirely new agreement satisfactory to both countries will eventually be reached. MORGCAN GIVES HIS VIEWS': Believes Action Charged to England Will Create Resentment in Senate. Washington, Feb. 8-So far as can be ascertained the administration has not had any intimation of the counter proposals the London dispatch says will be made in the matter of the Nic araguan canal project. There is a feeling of regret that the British government has felt con srained to adopt such a course, as the hope was entertained that the amend ments to the Hay-Pauncefote treaty might have been accepted in the spirit in which they were made. Senator Morgan when informed to night of the new stand taken by Great Britain said he believed if Great Britain had decided to take the action stated it would create resentment in the senate and among the people and distrust of the motives of that govern ment. He hoped it might result in some action on the pending bill at this session. Senator Morgan, however, was not willing to say what action, if any. he proposed to take to bring about such a result. One suggestion made tonight as a possible counter proposal was that Great Britain in return for conces sions made by her, might desire an t open port on the Alaskan coast, as an entrance into her gold fields in the Klondike. CHICAGO SNOWBOUND s Many Lives Lost in the Blind ing Element-Traffic Is 0 t Suspended. e Chicago, Feb. 9- Seven inches of e snow last night and this morning here e is causing almost a complete tie-up of 'e many car lines. - Many accidents hlave occurred on is account of the blinding snow. - Switchman Andrew Switzer was n killed by a Grand Trunk engine. Al i- vin Carlson was badly mangled while i- inspecting air brakes on the Lake )f Shore road. Victor Carona was killed by being run down, and Ida MoOune re lost her life in a snowdrift. i- All trains from the west and south if west are late. PUNISHMENT FOR HAZING SPECIAL COMMITTEE REVIEWS THE PRACTICE. BRUTALITIES CONDEMNEDO Bill Submitted Providing Stringent a Measures for Detection and Eradication. Washington, Feb. 9-The report of the special congressional committee which investigated the hazing of 2 Cadet Booz and the general subject of hazing at West Point was today sub- t mitted to the house of representatives by Chairman Dick of the committee, e together with a bill making stringent regulations against hazing, fighting e and all brutal practices. The report is I an exhaustive review of the practice 7 of hazing in all its forms, and while s moderate in tone is, nevertheless, a stinging arraignment of the many bru tal practices enumerated. It specifies more than 100 distinct methods of an noying and harassing fourth class men, and describes them in detail. One'of the "funny formations" de cribed is that practiced on Philip Sheridan, Jr., who was compelled to ride a broomstick "in mockery of his illustrious father's achievement at Winchester." The report states that a system of fighting has grown up which is shocking in its character. The fights are described and the com mittee states that the West Point code is more vicious than the Queensberry code. The committee held that fighting is the worst form of hazing. The re port says that such fighting as that at West Point is a felony according to the statutes in many of the states, and the time has come when congress must decide whether fights, which are high crimes elsewhere, shall continue at West Point. The committee finds that Cadets MacArthur, Breth and Burton were hazed into convulsions, others hazed until they fainted, while others were hazed until they were sick. '£he haz ing of Cadets Buoz and Breth are elaborately treated, but the commit tee does not attribute their deaths di rectly to hazing. The report adds: "But, while we cannot fit upon hazing the responsi bility of these two deaths, the possi bility that it hastened them and the blot it throws on the otherwise fair and glorious fame of the academy; the conflict with proper training and discipline, and unfitness in this new century urges the adoption of reason able, yet we believe effective, meas ures for its eradication and the promo tion of discipline at the academy." The bill submitted contains eleven sections against hazing, and. provides means for its detection and punish ment. Dismissal is provided for tak ing part in a fight or a challenge, di rectly or indirectly, or for any form of annoying, harassing, or bracing of cadets. Cadets dismissed are made ineligible to appointment either to army, navy or marine corps. Provi sion is made for courts of inquiry, courts martial, closer" associations be tween officers and cadets and other means for effectually stopping the practice of hazing. CAN'T LET CO Uncle Sam Must Hold Onto Cuba Till Next Fall. Washington. Feb. 9-It is now ap parent to officers of the administration that it twill scarcely be possible for the United States to withdraw en tirely from the government of Cuba under the most favorable circumstan ces before next fall at the earliest. This is conceding the possibility that the Cuban convention may adopt a constitution entirely acceptable to this government on or before the first of April, next. It is recognized on all sides that it will require several months after the adoption of the constitution to com plete the organization of the Cuban government and have it in successful operation. All national officers must be chosen, laws enacted for the collec tion of revenues and establishment of a stable government, a police force or constabulary organized to take the place of the United States military force for the preservation of peace and the maintenance of order, and muni cipal governments organized in this country. At least three months' no tice is given of a general election, and it is argued that owing to the 'condi tions in Cuba, where all preliminary electoral machinery has yet to be pre pared, it will take more time to pre I pare for the election of the president and other national officers, after which the administrative officers must be appointed and necessary laws en acted before the structure of the gov ernment can be properly established. SAt any rate such is the view of the officers of the administration as stated today by a prominent member of the cabinet who is thoroughly familiar with the situation. NAVAL BILL COMPLETED. utler Takes a Shot at Armor Plate Question. Washington, Feb. 9-During almost he entire session of today the senate ad under consideration the naval ap ropriation bill. Practically the bill vas completed when it was laid aside or the day, all the committee amend ients being adopted; but as the meas .re was about to be placed on its pass ge, Mr. Butler of North Carolina pre ipitated a discussion of the armor late question.: In order to enable ome others to speak upon the matter, he bill was laid aside until Monday. Eulogies upon the late Represeut tive Harmer of Penuslyvania con- I luded the session. WOMEN LOYALISTS. Lmerican Sovereignty Over Philippines Desired. Manila, Feb. 9-Fifty American and t 100 Filipino women organized the e Roman's Peace League at the Libertad heatre today. The league advocates American sov- E reignty. ( A Filipino woman presided. The xecutive committee will meet at the 1 esidence of Mrs. Taft, wife of Judge f Caft, Tuesday to complete the organi- 1 ration. HEROES OF SANTIAGO 'ardy Advancement of Naval Rank Will Occur Monday--Samp son Leads Schley. Washingtnm, Feb. 9-It is expected that the president will, Monday next, re-nominate all the officers connected with the naval victory off Santiago, July 3, 1898, whoso nominations for advanced rank failed of action in the senate many months ago. The new nominations will be identi cal in character with those formerly sent to the senate; with this differ ence, that the operation of the per sonnel law already has advanced many of the officers whose names were on the list and consequently the depart ment is obliged to make some recom mendations to carry out the spirit of the board's instruction. Rear Admiral Sampson is advanced to the rank after Rear Admiral Howell, the senior officer in his grade and next below Admiral Dewey. Rear Admiral Schley is advanced to the rank next below Rear Admiral Sampson. The order of advancement in the case of the other officers is prac tically the same as in the original nomination. PUGILISTS AT SEA Legal Entanglements Leave Every body in Doubt as to What Will Happen. Cincinnati Feb. 9-The situation is more complicated than ever tonight regarding the contests scheduled for next Friday night between Martin and Childs and Jeffries and Ruhlin. Another day will be spent in hearing arguments and the case will not be finally submitted to Judge Hollister until Monday evening. It is hardly possible that the judge will then be ready to render his decision Tuesday morning, and if he renders it on Wednesday or Thursday there will be very little time for the proposed appeal to the higher courts Meantime there are all sorts of rumors about other proceedings, in cluding an action against Madden and Brady for perjury, and especially against the former. During the argu ments this afternoon Judge Peck in sisted that the proceedings should be in a criminal court rather than one of equity and asked why Brady, Madden, Cook and others, who were in the court room were not arrested if they were planning a prizefight, and held the same as Jeffries and Rubhlin were two weeks ago. Counsel for injunction replied that such might be the case further on. At any rate, there is much talk about what may yet be done to pre vent a fight. While the defense denies s jurisdiction of the court of equity to grant such an injunction as is asked for, they will proceed on appeals and I possibly otherwise in case injunction Iis granted. It is reported that if the t injunction is refused plaintiffs will - stop their proceedings on account of f the limitation of time and leave the r matter to the governor. Plaintiffs 3 have no doubt as tothe outcome o! pending suits except on the point o! I jurisdiction of the court of equity and - on that point the ,defense expects a s decision in their favor. I FRENCH OCCUPIES ERMELO. Capetown, Feb. 9-General Frenul has occupied Ermelo, in the Trans vaaL Six thousand Boers retired, The Boers violently attacked Smith Dorriens outpost at Bothwell February i 6, but were driven back with heavw loss. A BUTTE TRAGEDY. e Butte, Mont., Feb. 9-George d Brown, a ranchmaan, shot and killes ýe his wife and then put a ballet in hi ir own head and will die. No knows cause for the aot. SENSATIONAL DECLARATION CONGRESSMAN BROWN'S NEW DEPARTURE. OPPOSES COLONIAL POLICY Urges Congress to Assure Filipinos of Putpose to Give Them Independence. Washington, Feb. 9-The considera tion of the diplomatic and consular appropriation bill in the house today developed something of a sensation, when Representative Brown of Ohio, standing in the center of the republi can side of the chamber, made a speech strongly condemning a colonial policy and urging that congress should at once give assurance to the Filipinos that the purpose of the United States was to give them indepenldence. His announcement that he would advocate a resolution to this effect was loudly applauded, particularly on the democratic side, and at the close of the speech many of his republican as sooiates crowded about him and con gratulated him. Representatives Miers, Indiana, and Dinsmore, Arkansas, also spoke on the Philippine islands. Consideration of the diplomatic and consular bill went over at 2 o'clock and the rest of the day was given to eulogies to the late Representatives Daly of New Jersey and Wise of Vir ginia. GEIORE ITtE l'iUtl He Did Not Know Much-Singular Absence of Vision on Part of Witness. Minueapolis, Feb. 9-A feature of -the afternoon session of the Hamilton trial, was the appearance of Fred H. George on the witness stand. Interest centered around the testimony of George, who told of the circumstances surrounding the quarrel of Hamilton and Day, and of his part in separating 1 them. His testimony tallied in the main with that of other eye wit nesses. The evidence of both men was substantially the same as that given at the coroner's inquest. George stated positively he had seen no knife during the evening and did not know how he got cut on his hand s. or at what time. A numb sensation in his thumb had given him his first intimation of his own injury. Not knowing that Day was injured, he had passed between the two men he had P separated'a second time and hurried to attend to his own wound. On cross-examination George said c that the fact he was hurt had not sug gested to him that someone else might have been cut. There were others in the room. "My attention was at tracted to them when they came to gether a second time, at the end of the billiard table. I separated them again and said, 'Boys, you'll have to stop; you can't quarrel here.'" Witness then felt a numb gensation in his right thumb. Passing between the two combatants he went to the wash room and wiped his hand on the towel. • When I saw Hamilton and Day I clinched a second time," explained Mr. George, "Hamilton had his arm i arond Day's neck. I'll recall that; I don't mean to say that. I mean as they went down in a clinch Hamilton , was on top. I didn't know anyone but myself had been hurt," he explained a second time to Mr. Boardman. The court then ordered an adjourn ment until 10 o'clock Monday morn ing. SWEET COMBINATION Gigantic Deal to Unite American and Hawaiian Sugar Interests. San Francisco, Feb. 9-The Post 1 says: Notice will appear shortly of f the incorporation in New York of the a American and 'Hawaiian Commercial s company. This strongly backed com pany will in turn absorb the property and interests of the Honolulu, Hutch a inson, Kilauea, Onomea and Paanhaua a sugar plantations, issuing shares to holders in those companies at rates proportionate to their holdings. Details of this gigantic deal have not yet been made public, but enough h is known to warrant the statement * that besides the companies named a * number of strong plantations in the ' islands not listed here will join .issues y with this powerful corporation. Y The Post says that the latest strength of the sugar market can be credited to the pending formation of this combination of the sugar com e panies. SSt, Jhna's Headache Cure wu l ,1cu ache. Sold by hpple yo D r Cohe - aehe. Sold by Caspple Drug Co. 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