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VO.'-.1*O .. VIDA, MOWZTA1cA. & MORNING, F'EBRUARY 10, 1898. PW
She "just as goad" hlin of goods sare
not sod at Lsye'. They sel onlya one
The Best
That is the obheapest kinM when it
comes to Watches and Jewelry.
Our Pout Packing Watches are the
very best that can be bought for the
The New York...........$1.50
The Trump .............. 2.50
The Sun Dial ............ 6.00
The Waltham ............. 9.00
The two last are fitted In absolutely
Oust-proof cases, and all are warranted
lod time-keepers.
Our stock of Solid Gold and Gold
Flled Watches, both ladies' and gents',
is the largest in the city, and our prices,
quality considered, the lowest.
In ladies' sizes .....$10 upward.
In gents' sizes ...... 12 upward.
If Yu Wasit a eed Watch Cheap
Call e Us.
17y cents
a Leg...
With the pockets thrown
in; that's what we sell
150 pairs of knee pants
for. They're all 50 cents
to $1.50 elsewhere.
Men's Half
Double heels and toes,
natural color, always sold
at 25 cents a pair.
Because we have too many
suits and must get them
off rapidly, hence this ex -
traordinary discount sale.
Men's Suits #
His Dismissal Must Surely
Chacterised as "Weak" ad a
"Low Politician."
That Fact, However, Does Not Exculpate
the Writer-The SackviUle-West Case
Furnishes a Precedent and There Are
Others--The Spanish Minister Refus
Either to Affrm or Deny the Author
ship of the Letter, But There Is No
Reasonable Doubt That He Wrote It.
Senator Stewart Says We Do Every
thing to Conciliate Spain and She
Rieiprocates By Despising Us-The
Sensation of the Day at Washington.
Washington, Feb. 9.-The publication
in the morning newspapefs of what is
supposed to be an autograph letter
written by Senor De Lome, the Spanish
minister, to his friend Canalejas, critl
cising the president with the utmost
freedom, caused a sensation in official
circles and soon will be followed by
Minister De Lome's departure from the
United States. At the outset there was
a disposition to question the authen
ticity of the letter, but bit by bit cir
cumstantial evidence accumulated, un
til when it was finally announced offi
cially that the minister declined to
deny the authenticity of the letter, all
doubt was dissipated, and -the only
question that remained was as to the
line of action to be pursued by our
government toward the offending min
ister. The writing of this letter is un
questionably an offense against the
amenities of diplomatic relations', and
such offenses have almost Invariably
been regarded in the United States, as
in other capitals, as sufficient ground
for the termination of the official statue
of the letter writer.
As soon as the letter appeared in
the press the state department officials
began an effort to settle its authentic
ity, and when it had learned all that
could be developed on this point, and
been told that the minister himself re
fused to deny writing it, the consider
ation of the next step began.
Assistant Secretary Day was in con
sultation with the president on the
subject at least four times during the
official day, and then spent much time
in framing his message to United
States Minister Woodford at Madrid.
The official statement of the sending of
this message was accompanied by a
declination to indicate its contents at
this time, the department merely giv
ing to the press the following state
"Minister De Lome does not deny
writing the letter. This department
has communicated with General
Woodford on the subject. Until that
communication reaches the Spanish
government it would be improper to
in any manner state the contents of the
message to General Woodford."
"While the department refused to add
to this meager anpjouncement, it can
be stated without question that Mr.
Woodford was directed to lay the facts
developed before the Spanish govern
ment, together with the statement that
in view of the minister's refusal to
deny the authorship of the letter, the
Spanish government is looked to with
confidence to deal with the case prop
erly. This amounts to an invitation to
recall the minister, presuming that he
himself has not already taken steps to
vacate his position. No doubt is en
tertained of a compliance with the im
plied suggestion, but in case there
should be undue delay in actine., the
department would feel called upon to
move directly in the matter and give
the minister his passports, as was done
with Sir Julian Pauncefote's predeces
sor, who wrote the celebrated Murchi
son letter.
The publication of a letter bearing
tshe signature of the Spanish minister,
Dupuy De Lome, addressed to Senor
Canalejas and making severe strictures
on President McKinley, has created a
profound impression in official circles.
and it is expected to bring about Im
portant results in the immediate fu
ture. The authenticity of the letter
cannot be established from any official
source, nor is any denial of it given
from any quarter. A strong impres
sion prevails that the letter is genuine
in its substantial features. Little
doubt exists in official circles that if
the genuineness of the letter is fully
established it will result in the retire
ment of De Lome and his replacement
by another minister. At the Spanish
legation every avenue of inquiry as to
the letter is closed. The minister posi
tively declines to be seen concerning
the subject. He will neither affirm nor
deny the accuracy of the letter as a
whole or in part.
The information of the state depart
ment is necessarily limited on a com
munication of this character, as it has
not passed through official circles. It
is not a communication of the Spanish
minister to his government. beine to
Senor Cenaleias. who is not a member
of the Snanial' cabinet, althourh of I
such hih standing as to be an advisor 1
of the government. The letter is said 1
to be far removed from such official
communieations as come to the atten
tion of the state department. It is not I
exnected therefore, that the dnart- 1
nent will be able to throw any livht on 1
the matter for the present at least
Tb" eiacum.stanceh under whih a Ic'- I
ter of this char'cter eho uld r,-.e'a'-r frim,
the privacy of the two pereont through
which it peind etes m much assinraet.
The belief Is that it was never
delr Se to Senor Canaleas, buat was
stolen white en route. Canalejas was in
Washington sn me monthe ago Iad thea
went to Cuba for the purpose of oblerv
tag the condition of atairs there. As a
former alnihter.in the liberal cabitts,
having been minister of jtSee, and as'
editor of El Heraido, at Madrid,, he was
aecorded a warm reeption by Minister
Dupuy de Lome, who gave a banquet
In his honor, which was attende f a
number of prominent business mla. Re
then left for Cuba and his mission
necessarily brotght him into cobtinued
correspondence with Minister de Lome.
As the letter bears no date, the tfuae it
was written can only be fixed by the
contents. That it was after the presi
dent's message is evident. The mention
of the approaching autonomous cabinet
establishes that it was before the inau
guration of the cabinet, Jan. 1. This
places the letter, according to the pre
valling impression, as having been writ
ten about the middle of December. At
that time Senor Canalejas is known to
have been at Havana prosecuting his
The handling of the mails is done by
the Spanish authorities, so that in this
case it is believed that the loss of the let
ter could only be one of two ways-
either through the treachery of an offi
cial at the postofece, or by being taken
after It had reached the house where
Senor Canalejas was staying. The ef
fect of the letter on the future of Minis
ter de Lome arouses interest. His serv
ice as minister has now extended be
yond three years and he has been in
charge throughout the most serious
phases of the Cuban complication. When
the conservative ministry fell last au
tumn it was generally supposed that
Premier Sagasta would send a liberal
minister to succeed Senor de Lome, who
is a prominent conservative and a for
mer conservative deputy. He was con
tinued at his post, however, and it was
understood at the time he placed his
resignation at the disposal of the Span
ish government.
"In the absence of any official infor
mation of the writing of such a letter,
it would be manifestly unfair and unjust
to the Spanish minister to make any
statement at this time as to the inten
tions of the state department," said As
sistant Secretary Day, in answer to a
question as to what procedure would be
followed in treating the letter written
by Senor de Lome to Senor Canalejas.
It was said that up to noon the depart
ment was absolutely ignorant officially
that such a letter had been written. Of
course, the publication in the morning
newspapers had been seen and had cre
ated a sensation in official circles. The
president, himself, was not long in ig
norance of the matter, for Assistant
Secretary Day called upon him early
and to the great disappointment of the
large number of visitors who were pa
tiently waiting in the lobby to secure
acceps to the president, word came out
that he could not be seen, owing to his
great engrossment with official busi
ness, which was taken to mean the
Spanish minister's letter. It was after
this conference that Mr. Day made his
statement to a number of newspaper
men. Secretary Sherman assumed a
similar position, though he let it be
known that the writing of such a letter
as that published would constitute a
breach of diplomatic etiquette of which
our government must take notice.
As no denial of the authenticity of the
publication has yet reached the state de
partment, it is believed that after a
reasonable delay the matter will ha
reasonauje aetay toe matter winl be
brought to the.attention of the Spanish
government through Minister Wood
ford, presuming that no motion has been
taken by the Spanish minister himself
before that time, and that a change in
the representation of Spain at Washing
ton may be expected in order.
The letter being genuine, there is no
excuse that will be acceptable to our
government. The rule, as laid down
in the Sackville case, is generally re
garded as the standard precedent for
our guidance in such matters, though
there are not lacking other prece
To plead that the letter was purely
personal, that it was not even ad
dressed to an official or a citizen of the
United States, will not suffice. Lord
Sackville set up such an excuse, but
President Cleveland declared it was in
sufficient and the minister was com
pelled to leave Washington.
There were few senators who had
not read the De Lome letter when the
senate met to-day but there were com
paratively few of them willing to ex
press an opinion.
"It is a very serious matter," said
Senator Gray of the committee on for
eign relations, "too serious to discuss
carelessly. Mr. De Lome is entitled to
a suspension of judgment until the re
sponsibility is more definitely deter
mined than at present."
"If it is true," said Senator Foraker,
also a member of the foreign relations
committee, "Mr. De Lome ought to be
given his passports immediately."
Senator Spooner-If true. It is a gross
attack and it is most astounding, but I
cannot discuss it in view of the doubt
as to its genuineness.
Senator Hawley-It is a matter for
the state department to deal with and
does not for the present come within
the domain of congress. I have no
doubt that it will be properly handled
by the department.
Senator Stewart-The sentiment ex
pressed is in line with Spain's policy
and disposition. We do everything to
conciliate the Spaniards; they recipro
cate by despising us.
New York, Feb. 9.-The Press this
morning says that representatives of
the Cuban junta yesterday gave out
copies of the letter signed "Enrique
Depuy De Lome," who is minister of
Spain at Washington, and addressed to
Jose Canalejas, who went to Cuba last
September as Premier Sagasta's per
sonal representative. In this letter the
Spanish minister refers to President
McKipley as "weak and catering to the
rabble" and as a "low politician who
desires to stand well with the jingoes
of his party."
The Washington correspondent of the
Press says that when a copy of the let
ter was shown to Minister De Lome he
promptly pronounced it a forgery. He
also says that an official of the state
department discussing the matter ex
claimed "De Lome did not write the let
ter. The Cuban Junta has been imposed
upon by somebody."
On the other hand Horatio L. Rubens.
counsel for the Cuban junta, says:
"We know absolutely that this letter in
genuine. A man risked his life to ob
tain it. We do not hesitate to a' -
knowledge that it was stolen fr',m
CanaleJas. It is written on the pa;'-r
of the leration The handwriting is D«'
Lome's and the signature is his. He
may deny it until he is black in the
face, but it is genuine and evrvb ,.ly
who has se -n the letter knows that `t
is. The man who stole it abstra, t,'d
- 'tonllunutd on Page" Two.)
Pa Soenes in the
8~te Chamber.
MoKi.Dira Cuban Policy Ar
by Republicans.
He Is Part and Parcel of the Adminlstra
tion, But He Cannot Sit Idly By and
See the HacIet Shops Dominate the
White moase While Hundreds of
Thounands of People Are Shot and
Stabbed and Starved -One Word
From MKipnley Would Stop the Aw
utl Slaughter, Bnd the War and Bs
tablish Cuba's Independence-Cannon
of Utah Also Delivers a Masterly Ad
dress on the Same 8ubject-His E:
fort Interrupted by a Sensational
Washington, Feb. 9.--Fr more than
three hours to-day the senate chamber
rang with eloquent appeals in behalf
of the Cuban insurgents. The an
nounced speeches were delivered by
Mr. Cannon of Utah and Mr. Mason of
Illinois in advocacy of the adoption of
resolutions which they presented to the
senate yesterday.
Following Mr. Cannon's speech, Mr.
Hale of Maine addressed the senate
briefly, urging the senate to uphold the
policy of the administration. The gal
leries were packed with people who
were awarohat this would be a field
day for Cubhn oratory.
While' Mr. Cannon was speaking a
sensational incident occurred. A
member of the house, standing near
the speaker, audibly denounced as a
lie, seemingly, some statement Mr.
Cannon had made. Mr. Cannon, pale
with feeling, made reply to what at
the moment seemed an insult, but
which was subsequently satisfactorily
When the vice president's gavel
fell, opening the session of the
senate to-day, a noticeably larger
numoer or senators were present than
is usual so early in the day. The no
tice given yesterday by both Senator
Cannon of Uttah and Senator Mason of
Illinois that they would address the
senate upon the resolutions they had
introduced, served as the magnet to
draw senators from the committee
rooms early in the day's session. Mr.
Butler of North Carolina presented an
amendment to the constitution, enab
ling congress to lay and collect an In
come tax.
Mr. Alien presented and secured the
adoption of a resolution directing the
committee on judiciary to investigate
and report to the senate whether the
order placing the employes of the
printing office in the classified service
is proper. Mr. Morrill of Vermont
called up his joint resolution, authoriz
Ing the building of the statue of Lib
erty on the dome of the capitol, and
after some facetious references to the
gold and sliver questions by Senators
Stewart and Chandler, the resolution
was adopted. 30 to 22.
The resolution offered by Mr. Can
non of Utah yesterday urging the pres
ident to notify Spain that if she fails
to recognize the Independence of Cuba
before March 4 next this government
would then recognize the belligerent
rights of the Cubans, and 90 days
thereafter assert the independence of
the Cuban republic, was then laid be
fore the senate, and Mr. Cannon was
roognized to speak on the resolution.
Mr. Cannon in opening his speech
read from a New York newspaper a
statement in effect that the speeches
to be delivered to-day would amount
to mere talk and nothing more harm
ful than talk would result from the
present agitation of the Cuban ques
tion in the senate. Mr. Cannon said
that it was not his purpose-not the
purpose of those who believed with
him-to disturb in any way the peace
and welfare of the people of the
United States. He did not, he said,
desire to reflect unnecessarily upon the
policy of the president, but there was
a phase in the question, in the opinion
of Mr. Cannon, raised in the news
paper article to which he referred, to
be considesed. By what authority, he
asked, did any public journal say noth
ing more than talk would result from
the sideration of the Cuban question in
congress? Has some concerted plan
been arranged? he asked, "by which
the carrying into effect the will of the
people of this country is to be un
done ?"
"I want to say," said Mr. Cannon.
"that something more harmful than
talk will result from the discussion of
the Cuban question by congress. These
results will strike men in congress and
men in hirh places in the administra
tion. We have been told that a policy
in the treatment of this Cuban ques
tion was to b1) inautlrated that would
startle the country but that policy has
not yet been developed.
"War." continued Mr. Cannon. "is
ended in Cuba. The war that there
existed has developed into a brutal
contest of huneer." Spain. he thourht.
had not thrb 'ourare to pursue its orp
-rations against the patriots in th'
field. The government at Madrid
'ras bankrupt. her greatest statesmen
had passed? awty. and In the conduct
of the Cub:ltn war she had ad.,,ted a
policy to subdue her epstarms hv
brthery ann starvation. yhoulrl thti
efforts of ,FIain suePeed. th,. r.'!t
would ch' to waddle' u*on the ,aa.,tI ,"f
'uba the er~Pmnous debt of Cate' "'i*St
a debt that baa twen inrurrod in a
vain effort t~,, rul,'lt th.. spirit ,f "b
rtyv manif-stP,t, iy the C(tw,,on i,;'' t'
After sme discussion of the ..noral
features of the Cuban question, Mr.
Cannon said: "1 charge now that the
purpose of the administration is in
consonance with the wishes of the
Spanish bondholders, and before peace
is secured in Cuba security for the
payment of that tremendous debt must
given by the blood-stained island.
That, I say, appears to be the wish of
the administration, and, I may say, of
Referring to the resolution as it was
presented when Mr. McKinley assumed
the presidency. Mr. Cannon said It was
almost an earthly omnipotence which
the president possessed and possesses
now. The recognition of the belligerent
rights of the insurgents would have
been of immense advantage at any time
during the present war, but now such
recognition would absolutely terminate
struggle. Mr. Cannon thought it pe
euliarly significant that every Spaniard
and every Spanish sympathiser was op
posed to the recognition of the belliger
ency of the Cuban patriots, while every
Cuban had maintained from the first
that such recognition would be of such
advantage as to enable them to wrest
victory from what otherwise might pos
itively be defeat. If the chief executive
of this country had dreamed when he en
tered upon his duties of the power that
was to be conferred by his oath upon
him it would scarcely have been possible
for him to conceive of a greater oppor
tunity to set a people free than was
then presented to him. His signature
to a document would now set that peo
ple free. What is it that stays the hand
of McKinley? We have waited long,
but our waiting has been in vain, our
cup of waiting is now full.
A sensational interruption of Mr. Can
non occurred. There was a buss of con
versation among the spectators-mem
bers of the house of representatives, who
lined the inner walls of the senate
chamber-when Mr. Hale of Maine ad
dressed the vice president. He ex
pressed the hope that order might be
preserved and the rules of the senate
strictly observed. Just as the interrup
tion occurred Mr. Cannon had made the
statement that every rifle in the hands
of the Cuban patriots had cost them
$200. After quiet had been restored.
Mr. Cannon, whose face was as white
as paper, and who was evidently pain
fully affected by his emotion, said: "I
do not ordinarily object to remarks of
denial concerning statements which I
have make on this floor. However, to a
statement which I just made the audi
ble comment was added that it was a
lie. I care less. Mr. President, for the
remark than for the spirit which actu
ated it. I realise it as a solemn truth
that the Cuban patriots have paid $200
for every rifle they have in their army.
These arms have come from the United
States; every railroad and every express
company and every filibustering expedi
tion which has landed munitions of war
upon the island of Cuba has taken its
The remark which Mr. Cannon re
ferred to came from a member of the
house who was talking to another mem
her Just behind the senatees'isdea,.,dJUi
Cannon said that the present policy was
to hold the Cubans while StPln outraged
and pillaged the island.
"I believe that one strong, brave word
spoken in time will absolutely free Cuba.
and I am firmly of the belief that the
result of such a word would not be war
between the United States and Spain."
Mr. Hale followed Mr. Cannon with a
motion to refer the Cannon resolution
to the committee on foreign relations,
and with a speech deprecatory of the
poitcy or a congressional declaration on
the Cuban question and in support of the
course of the administration on that
question. The Cannon and Mason res3
lutions were intended to put the ad
ministration in leading-strings as to its
policy toward Cuba. They assumed
that the country cannot wait upon the
executive, but intended to drive the ad
ministration into a course fraught with
danger, and one which may involve the
country in a conflict with a now friendly
Mr. Hale also discussed the policy in
volved in the amendment to the diplo
matic appropriation bill, which had
been offered by Mr. Allen. This amend
ment provides for the recognition of
Cuban belligerency. Taking up the pol
icy of the administration, Mr. Hale said
it had been clearly outlined in the presi
dent's first message. The statement of
policy was then made, he said, most
clear and conclusive. The president had
laid down the chart of his conduct as to
belligerency, and had said that he
would act if occasion should demand
action on his part.
As a matter of fact, the administra
tion had acted most effecutivay, nod
one of its acts had been in refutati~on
of Mr. Cannon's assertions that thetr
were many American citizens impris
oned in Cuba. Since the writing tof the
message, the president had taken scan
a course as to secure the r.leasm of all
American citizens in Cuban jails,
and there was none now left in durance
in that country. But that was only
one of the many accomplishments of
the administration in this field. The
president had made an appeal for
benefactions and had secured the
opening of the doors for the introduc
tion of the aid of our people. Furth
ermore, the commanding man whose
barborous treatment had rendered him
unpopular, had been removed at the
president's instance. Still another re
suit was the establishment of auton
otay, which was a charter of human
liberties, broader than is maintained
anywhere on the globe in a dependency
by an Anglo-Saxon government. All
this has been done, but the result of
these efforts was still in the balance.
Here, in the face of these facts, in
flammatory resolutions were out of
place. The senate was not an inflam
matory body and would not be carried
off its feet. Nor did he agree with Mr.
Cannon that the people at large want
ed war. If our people really wanted to
fight, they could have gone to Cuba to
do it. He closed with a motion to re
fer the resolution to the committee on
foreign relations, which was done with
out division.
Mr. 4cannon took the floor for a brief
explanation bearing upon the scene in
which he had participated toward the
close of his remarks. He said the gen
tleman to whose utterances he had
taken exception had explained to him
that the utterances had reference to
another subject. He nas willing. he
said, to accept the explanation, as he
had no, doubt the senate would.
Mr. Mason of Illinois was then reet
agnized. He had hittated long. he
s.s'i. as he feared that by some lncau
tious stitp he might injure rather than
binefit the ('uban cause. BUt he was
ready to make the step now. feeling
that any blame must fall on him, for
he assumed personal responsibility.
"I deny the insinuation." said he
s'h-arlly. "that there is an efrort to nut
the administration into leading
atrings.' lie was a rt.puhian and h.
was Proud of the tatriotism of the
executive. but. Mr. Mas n said. he
spoke. his personal convictionts on the
can i of I'uba.
I ;.nt tchargetd aith se. kinlg nar."
. -Cottinuetd on I',agc: Two.)
Furious Flames Destroy Life
and Property.
Others Are Lyig Crushed Under
Masses of Debris.
Pittsburg w perlenm a Frightfully Dee
truotive rs e-Whisky aplodes and
the Air Is Filled With Flying tiaks
Panito eigns in All the Neighborhood
and Householders Flee for Their
LAve-The ConUsgaston Under C e
trol at an Braly Hour This Mor]nig.
At Least $2,00o000 Worth of Prop
erty Laid in Ashes-The Origin of the
Fir a Mystery-It Was a Hot One
While It Lasted.
Plttsburg, Feb. 9.-At 8:80 to-night
fire started in the large three-story cold
storage house of the Chautauqua Lake
Ice company, occupying a block from
Twelfth to Thirteenth streets, between
Pike street and Mulberry, and before
the flames were subdued, at 1:15 a. m.,
nearly $2,000,000 worth of property had
been destroyed, at least six lives lost
and many people badly injured. The
fire, in point of fatalities, Is the most
serious that Plttsburg hsi had in years.
The department responded quickly and
a general alarm was sent in. Other
alarms quickly followed and at mid
aight Allesghensy's department was
called on for help.
The origin of the fire it unknown. The
vicinity is composed of a mixture of
huge warehouses and many private
residences, the inhabitants of which
fled in alarm, carrying with them as
much portable household goods as they
There were frequent explosions, which
greatly added to the confusion and
alarm. The streets were completely
blocked with people and their goods in
terfered with the firemen. who were al
ready handicapped In their efforts to
control the flames on account of win
dows and doors of the burning buildings'
being strongly barred by heavy Iron
At 11:15 p. m. an explosion of whiskey
stored in the warehouse occurred, blow
ing out the Mulberry alley wall with
terrible results. At the time the fire
men, policemen, newspaper men and
others crowded the street nearby and
the alley. Many were caught in the
falling walls. How many will not be
known until the debris is cleared away.
Many people were injured by flying
bricks and beams and all the ambu
lances and patrol wagons of the city
were called into service. Telegraph.
telephone and electric light wires at
the corner of Thirteenth and Penn fell
shortly after the explosion and killed
an unknown man.
Just after the explosion the large
warehouse of W. A. Hoverter & Co..
situated on Pike street, directly oppo
site the Chautauqua company's builttd
ing, was ablaze, and in a short time
was beyond hope of saving.
At about 1:15 a. nm. the fire was got
ten under control and no further
spread iS expected. The two large
buildings are a total wreck and the
loss cannot be much less than *1.000,000.
At a. im. there are six dead in the
morsue, only five of whom have been
identified. The identified dead are:
A. J. BERRY. lieutenant of police.
WILLIAM SCOTT, JR., son of Wil
11am Scott, president of the Chautau
qua Ice company.
MRS. 8IFE, aged 50.
STANLEY fIFE, aced 25.
John Scott, a brother of William. is
missing and is supposed to be under
the debris.
Among the seriously wounded' are:
Captain J. A. Brown. building inspec
tor, both legs broken.
Owen K. Felder. compound fracture
of risht leg.
William Fleming. squeseed by falling
rafters: may die.
The following is the best list of losses
obtainable to-night: Hoverter Storage
company, building and contents. *00.
000: Chautaqua Ice company. $150.000;
Union Storage comnany, $175.000. Some
of the heaviest individual losers who
had consignments in the warehouse
are: The Economic Distilling com
oany. 8.000 barrels of whiskey worth
1750.000: Mononashela Textile com
panv, wool dealers. 125.000 pounds of
wool: Collins Cigar comnany. 25 car
loads of tobacco; W. H. Williams. com
mission merchant. 20 carloads of su
Vice President Shanghsnessy of C. '. Seeds
a Satwe Telegram.
Chicago, Feb. 9.-Two days ago the
executive officers of the transcontinent
al roads sent a message to Vice Presi
dent Shaughnessy of the Canadian Pa
cifc., reciting the efforts made by the
passenger agents of their respective
lines to get General Passenger Agent
McNicoll of the Canadian Pacific to
join in a conference regarding the
Alaska business.
To-day they received a reply from
MIr. Shaughnessy, which is on the same
line as these sent by General Passen
ger Agent McNicoll, to the general pas
senger agents of the American roads.
Mr. Shaughnessy. in his telegram de
clining the request for a meeting, went
into the matter at length and wound up
by declaring that unless the American
ra-ds within three days withdrew all
the cut rates w hich he declared to be
in edaletone to
earthe, the cea
osed to proceer
was taken tby teG
dar, as coples ed the
Shaughaeey were fot
to them until le this
likely thaft as
days to determine the
the American reus It
certain that an etert
get all roads having
Canadian Paemec to
pended until seek a tie `
dian Pacific Is willing to
the other roads ti the
rates. Some of the
roads are very strwon if
there is no reason wh
Pacific should hav a
Alaska business and they
fight against the grantigf
cessions to it.
Toueskekowtk a Steed
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Fb, -t
of Sheriff Martin and his
morning the first wit
John Yourshekowltki, oe o
wood strikers. He aIm
9 the strikers held a
wood and they understood
could get the Ltatape
them they would wis the
decided not to carry t
a epons and to beha
peaceably. At Wbet
they met the shearit sa th
who pushed them around w
hit several of them. One
witness pointed out Deputy
down their flag. At Latti r
iff stopped thes, hit two
front rank and tried to e Ils
It snapped twile and them
Right away there was a voIey
from the deputies sad' 'en~
strikers fell.
On cross-examinatio the
that at West Haselton the
hold of his cost and pu
ver in his face, saying: "I
if of Lauserne couty, and fr
go to Lattimer " The wte
did nothing; I was htened.
Edlery Penin, ian undertaer e
tono who buried 13 of the
scribed their wounds, sayg
shot in the back, except eoE
a bullet in his forehead.
John Andreaski told the
many others about the
night of the shooti. the
West Haselton and the m
gear Comeete .e teamer
Portland. Ore.. Feb. 
ments have been made ter
tato of foutr
reeia to
Caompanies A 0 otr
infantry will del froit
steamuer Queen about  ab.
Companes 1 and U w
steamer Cottage City from
24. The governmeat paci
leave Vancouver Usrsects
according to present
t t y stOw ing to the m ovem e tt
panies of the Potlrteunto
Alaska it is reported. that
Ninth infantry or the Twenty
fantry will he ordered to h
at Vancouver Barracks.
A Ulesisasry Lsese Mis Ramsm add
to Lass P* Mis Ut.
Victoria. B. C., Feb. 1-SRe.
Inson of Sfult Ste MaRs.
who for many years bal
a., and who recently lost i
temapted to commit sauiea
press of Chian as that velf
quarantine station tme
came suddenly seioed with
tion that be was the deVR.1
rail to jump overboard. 1Uew .
eron of Chicago and othec
near by prevented hm t ro
his Intention.
Mostaea BsdtIs Be to e
Speial Dispatch to the
Washington. Feb..- F
priation r ill, reported i
afternoon, carrites tM th
feet Indians. $Ml mgfor the
for the dina atthe
agency and e r14 ý 1 it
St10 for the lapport and
Speciaenl Dispatch to the
Billings. .t), 0-Jaames ,.
squaw man living on the
tion, and commonly cleta.
was thes evening fomat
larceny by a jury ta the dista*t
his sentence fled at B
penitentiary. The defendan
range cow belonging to the
company teast ievmmhesa ndrO
of the beet. WThe, beeme, a
cattle killed ~ 1$4 ab
reservation. ' t he
tion for cattle T y a
county for the e yeas..s.
lee is a Ue
Special Dispatch to
BEeeman. Feb. t.-'like
plies of the Tivolb eleeo
were destroyed hby i
lug. The Tivie i tated dt
and is ran by MetiB
se$: iesding icaed se `,
the first fire in Bessesans
tre was camused by (aq
stove. .
order t a a hesr
Special Dispatch to the $ta
Boise, Idaho. Feb.
herg has received a
ing Secretary of War
founcing that Liateanant
teenth infantry, who io aler
detached from duty with
Imti for service la a
place he will leave a the
Killed is the bshet les
Speclal Dispatch to te
Pocatellu, Idaho. Feb. i
an employe in the thort i,
was killed this afte
up a l engite teset. "
jack slipped adltd e
at the head, cauet g I et
Davis was about i years ea

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