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Don't n ot use The Herald columns. Get Results It Is a Winner VOL. XLV. NO. »() GRAND POPULAR OUTBURST Forty Thousand People Express Sympathy With Campos SANTOS GUZMAN SPEAKS Pledging; tbe Unconditional Support of Conservatives Campos In Reply Admits That He Has Been Disheartened, But Is Now Easy In His Mind Associated Press Special Wire. Havana, Dec. 21).—Last night's demon stration of political parties in honor of General Campos proved the grandest pop ular outburst of sympathy toward the Spanish cause that haa ever taken place in Havana. Conservatives, autonomists, re formists, Spaniards, Cubans, men, women and everybody united in a great brother hood. Atiout 40,1)00 people in all took part in the demonstration. The procession started nt Central Park and took ita course up Obiato to the Plaza de Annas. In front of tho palace of General Campos a committee went up to give tiie general greeting. Senor Santos Guzman spoke on behalf of the Conservatives, as follows: "Our parly reassures us of their uncon ditional support wherever it is necessary. The entire country is represented heroin the palace tonight. We protest against the revolution backed by man> of tlie for eigners and hy many Cuban bandits, and we are not disposed to be ruined hy a tend ency toward tho rule of barbnrism." General Campo* answored as follows: "What can I reply t-i tho noble words of Senor Guzman in behalf of tliroe parlies? I congratulate myself upon the unity of the political parties, and I eutroat you not to forget at this moment what should lie the standard of our future doings. The danger that threatens ua is more show than real, because the genuino Cubans will forever remain under tho glorious ban ner of tho civilized discoverer of America. "I do not deny that my mind was gloomy a few days ago at Matanzas when I saw the flames come even to our horses' hoofs. I do not deny my great sorrow when towns perished. 1 confess that if tho enemy had attempted to resist, there would have been a cruel punishment meted out for their ex ecrable crimes. •'ln view of the behavior of the rebels, I decided to reiurii to Havana, to conduct operations from tiere. But, gentlemen, I was disheartened at the thought that I had fallen under your displeasure. But upon arriving here I saw that I waa assured of your unconditional support, which brought me ease of mind. 1 am, therefore, com pelled to persevere, aa I have always done, in the love of my country." General Campos was acclaimed in and outalde of the palace, and had to nuke bia appearance on the balconies, while the spectators were frantically shouting: "Viva Espana! Viva Campos'." In returning his thanks to the people General Campos aaid: "Your demonstration in my honor is a proof of your love towards Spain, and I proies: agulnst the vandal deeds of those who, in the name of liberty and independ ence, desolate this beau i! ul and wealthy island, which is not even the land where they were born. In the presence of this glorious demonstration I feel proud that I was president of the council n.v which liberty to the negroes was sanctioned, be cause that law equalizes all who are brought up under the glorious Castillian banners. Thanks to you in iho name of Spain, of our virtuous queen and of the king." Ihe address was followed by more ahouta of "Viva Kspana" and great und prolonged cheering. INsI'HGENTS STILL THREATEN. Havana, Dec. 2!).—ln spite of tne report received yesterday that the main body of the insurgents had retreated from the pro vince of Matanzas and were once more in fSauiu Clara, reports continue to come in of damage done in various parta of Mantan sas, and of threatening movements of bodies of insurgents. Whether these are wandering and isolated bands cannot be aaid accurately. An engagement with insurgent hands is also reported today front the province of Finer del Kio.the westernmost on tho island. Uneasiness is also caused in official circles by reports coming from the pro vince of Santiago da Cuba. The repor sof Jose Maceo's llight, which were received here, seem to have been without fomida- j tion, as there are renewed evidonces of his 1 activity in that province and tho troops ! stationed there are finding abundant occu pation. The Spanish authorities have reason to suspect that a movement is con templated in the eastern province (Santia go de Cuba) to bring about a junction of i the insurgent bands there, and troops are ; actively engaged in trying to prevent the coming together of Jose Mucin and Rabi, whose combined forces would effect a diversion and prevent the withdrawal of I Spanish troops to reinforce those acting 1 against Gomez in Matanzas and Santa Clara provinces. Nothing authentic is known of the where abouts and doings of Gomez and his forces, who are said to be threatening Cioufuegos. No hing has been heard from there today, though several skirmishes are said to havo occurred in Santa Clara province, wilh the result that fifteen insurgents were killed and nine taken prisoners. The insurgents still seem to be in con siderable force in Ihe neighborhood of Cimmarrones. Tne band of i'ancho, who ia said to be retreating, burned the station at Murga and destroyed aeveral houses at Lagunallas. They also plundered the • atores at Contreras. ■ |The bands of La Crete and Roloff were last evening discovered to be moving in the immediate vicinity of Cardenas, just i east of Matanzas, and the news created a great deal of excitement nt that place, as It waa expected an attempt was about to be made to capture tho town in pursuance of the earnest desire of the insurgents to hold it. The band of Rohau was also reported to be moving on Cimmarrones. The authorities here continue to claim, with jubilation, that the insurgents are powerless to capture any towns or sea ports. The skirmishes in Pinar del Rio occurred in the district of Guahajay, the city of that name, capital of the district., being about twenty miles southwest of Havana. A column of troops ultacked a hand led hy the famous Insurgent bandit lender Perez Delgndu. who is suid to have been seriously I wounded, ono of his inert being killed und I three taken prisoners. An expedition numbering eighteen men, led hy a brother af the leader Maya Rod- ' riguez, has lauded at Estrojune, province i of Puerlo Principe. Tho plan atlons in Puerto Principe have j commenced grinding their cane. The guerilla chief Lolo Benitez surprised a band of twenty in the district of Man/, i nillo, province of Santiago de Cuba, among them being several insurgent leaders, who were celebrating Christinas night, and four of them were killed, and three taken pris oners. ▲ column commanded by General Leje da has had an engagement at Limaciegier and taken Htrong positions held by the in surgents at San Prudencio, in the province of Santiago. The insurgents left on tho field nine killed and carried away numer ous wounded. Of the troops three were killed and ten wounded. the worlu'h lftter. New Yoiik, Dec. 2!).—A dispatch to the Worltl from Matanzas, Cuba, says: Having heard that there was trouble be tween the government of Cuba and the United States consul at Matanzas, your correspondent investigated und Muds the facts to he these: On Christmas eve, when Gomez was wildly ridii g about Chilli 0, only twenty five miles distant from Matanzas. Consul Alexander Brioe sent a telegram toConaul- General Williams, stating that theeity was in tho hands of the volunteers and the lives of American citizens were in grave danger. Mr. Williams was much dis turbod by the dispatch. He did Dot believe any ret.l danger existed, but he felt that duly required him to for ward the claim of I onsul lirice for protec tion to the secretary of stale at Washing ton, and did so on Christmas day. Unco had asked that the secretary of Btate be cabled. Mr. Williams went to tho palace and saw General Campos informally. Tbe latter expressed surprise ami aesured the consul-general there was no foundation for Consul linen's fears. Mr. Williams went to the bottom of the subject and then sent on Christmas night a cable to tho secretary of state lhat iho Americana in Matanzas were not in danger. The government ot Cuba was much annoyed over the incident and tbe governor of Matanzas was notified from Havana immediately. Ho addressed the communication to Conaul Brioe ask ing him to inform him of the cause of his assertion that Americans were in danger and to point out any specific reason why be thought such a dan ger existed. Congul Brioe was placed iv au embarrassing position. He could not produi c any proof and replied that hia dis patch to Consul General Williams was not correctly Interpreted, thus throwing the responsibility on the latter. IOKTIFYINU HAVANA Tampa, Fla., Dec. 29. —Passengers ar riving from Cuba tonight report active operations around tlnj fortilications in HavanaOOmmanding tho harbor entrance. Passengers saw four immense 80-ton im proved guns, with many smaller ones, which aro soon to be placed in position on the railway from Havana to San Antonio. Explorers or freight trains precetle ali passenger trams. It is difficult to man these Ii mill bunting trains. General Calaxio Gatcia arrived tonight. O IMPLI.MENTS FROM HOME Madbiij, Dec. 29.—The cabinet council has decided to send Captain-General Campos tt telegram of confidence und con gratulation. THE TRANSVAAL TROUBLES Dividing Attention Wilh the Venezuelan Question The London Times Believes That no Resort to Force Will be Necessary. Uitlanders' Demands London, Dec. 30.—The Times this morn ing publishes long dispatches from Cape town, Paris and Merlin beating on the Transvaal question, which seems to be dis placing the Venezuelan question iv the public interest. The Paris dispatch quotes the Journal dcs Debats as saying: "The London Times seems to be avenging itself on tho Boers for the moderate tone it was obliged to adopt toward Uncle .Sam." I he Journal dcs Debats then proceeds to argue u|K)ii the danger to French interests of allowing England to stiza the Trans vaal. A dispatch to the Times from The Hague says that Holland's attitude on ttie question is apparently one ot Indiffer ence. . The Berlin Despatch says: "Tlie action of the l i landers in the Transvaal has given rise to nn unusually violent exploita tion of anti-English feeling in the German press." The National Zeitting is quoted as fol lows: "Germany, Portugal and possibly France cannot allow the Boer republic be come the exclusive prey of England, especially of such a dangerous personage as Mr. Cecil Rhodes." Tne Times' dispatch then continues: The Koeniclie Zeitung, the Kreuz Zeit ung. and other papers express similar sen limonts. It cannot be denied that while the relations between the English and Ger man governments are in no way cordial, a widespread feeling of animosity against England exists iv Germany. The I'imea ha* a column article explan atory of the fran»vaal trouble, which says: Equity of representation with taxation, language, the law, responsibility of the ad ministration to the legislature and the re moval of religious disabilities aro among the chief of the Uitlanders' demands, while they desire to maintain republican institutions. An editorial in the Times complains that | tho French and German press are critieiz- I ing England without properly grasping the ! history or geography of the question. 1 The Times believes that nodespera<e | remedy such as an appeal to force will bo required. Some reasonable concessions, it I continues, even thougu not all that the Uitlandera might rightfully claim, might avail to postpone a conflict. Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 29.— The political situation here is acute ou ac count of tlu) struggle of foreigners in the Transvaal to obtain equal political rights with the Hoera. There are persistent rumors of a secret arming of the miners and warlike preparations, on account of which ladies and children are leaving. The Americans and Germans are siding with ! the Transvaal government in the contro versy over ceding rights to foreigners. AMERICAN CITIZENS Executed by Bolivian t) tiers After a Farcical Trial New Yoiik, Dec. 21).—A special to the World from La I'az, Bolivia, says: Four American ciiiz ns, Charles Joiner, George Miller, Alfred Heard and Thomas Caldwell, arrived at Ohuquisaca last week, afier a livo weeks' journey, from llrazil, where they bad been working for years and had amassed considerable fortunes, which they were taking home. They remained several days spending money freely and gambling extensively. On Tuesday Miner accused I'epo Gonzales, the acting mayor of Chuquisaca, of having cheated them by playing marked cards, and offered to prove tho assertion. Gonzales drew a pis tol, hut was knocked down by Joiner, and a general fight ensued, in which thirty persons threw themselves on the friendless Americans. Finally the police arrested the Americans, letting tho natives go free. The Americans were taken to a filthy jail, left two nights and one day without food and the sem blance of a irial, in which they were ac cused of being spies and were not allowed to send a message to the American con sul. They were sentenced to death. The sentence was carried into execution Thursday night publicly. Their horses and other property have disappeared, but it is known that Gonzales haa distributed them among hia friends and the police. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING. DECEMBER .iO, 1895.-BIG ITT PAGES. THE POLITICIANS' POINTERS Senate Committees to Be Reor= ganized Today NO REAL WORK IS EXPECTED Kansas Populists Lay .Out a Pretty Program By Which the Cause ol Free Sliver Is To Be Advanced — The Bimetal lists Active Assoclatod Press Special Wire Washington, Dec. 20.—The program in the senate Monday is to perfect the reor ganization of the committees, listen to a speech by Senator Lodge on die Monroe doctrine, to refer the bontl bill to the 11 nance committee and then adjourn over until Thursday, unless the home can be prevailed upon to udjourn over until the following Monday. In case of a session on Thursday there will, in all probability, be a slim attend ance, with another adjournment until Mon day, tlie 6th of January. The adjourn ment over is almost certain,unless a finan cial debate should be unexpectedly sprung. Some of the members of tho llnance com mittee have expressed the hope that the revenue bill might be reported ill some chape hy Thursday, aud if it should more or less lain in the senate would oc cur. The organization of the committees will proceed Urn ugh the adoption of a resolu tion for the appointment of a list which Senator Mitchell will offer, embracing the Republican and Populist aasignments as madi) by tlie Republican caucus and the Democratic assignment*as made hy tho Democratiocauous. It is not known yet whether all aye or nny vote will be de manded. If such a demand is mi lo it is presumed that the Populists will either vote with the Republicans or refrain from voting altogether. Senator Allen will explain the position of tho Populists with regard to organiza tion when the que,tion uou.es up. The program is for an immediate adjourn meut on Tuesday until Friday and'from Friday until Monday, January 6. populisTlo plans. Topeka, Kas., Dec. 2».—Waiter N. Al len, a former Democrat who has been act ing with the Populists since the Farmers' alliance took a hand in Kansas politics, is out with a proposition for the Populist national convention, to make no nomina tion for president or vice-president, but to udjourn and appoint a committee to confer with the dissatisfied elements of all parties aud go to the country with candidates pledged to free silver, revenue reform and repeal of the exception clause of the Bald- Allison act of 187(4, which permits parties to a contract to stipulate against the pay ment of silver. He suggests that it be a conference of anti-Cleveland men and of reform forces, and that all former party prejudices be laid aside. He says be has been assured that such a conference would be largely attended. Mr. Allen has written numerous letters to politician* throughout tho coun try on the subject. BIMETALLIST-' CONSOLIDATION Chicago, Dec. 29.—For some time past negotiations have been pending for a com plete consolidation of the American Bi metallic league, National Bimeiallic union and the National Silver committee, the three principal silver organizations in tiie I'titled Slates, representing all sections of the country. Yesterday these negotiations culminated in an agreement of the repre sentatives of the respective organizations by which such consolidation has been sub stantially perfected. Nothing now remains lo be done but a ratification by the execu tive committees of these organizations, each acting separately, which will speedily follow. The consolidated organization will lie known aa the American Bimetallic union. Its principal ollice antl general hedquar ters will be in Chicago, at 1114 Monroe street, in tbe office occupied by the Nation al Bimetallic union, with branch offices in Washington, San Francisco, and perhaps in other cities both north and south. It is the purpose of the united organiza tion to press tiie campaign of education on behalf of bimetallism with the utmost vigor in all pans of tho country. A conference of pronounced silver men will ho held at Washington on the 22d of January, when a plan of action will be out lined, which, it is said, will have an im portant bearing upon the political events of next year. LEGISLATION FOR INDIAN'S. Kans>s City, Mo., Dec. 29.—A special to the Journal from Washington says: W. J. Watts and Colonel Hubbard of Muldrow, I. T., will tomorrow file with the secretary of the interior a potent argument for a change in the conditions in thnir country. The document Hied will in due time reach the various committees in con gress interested in legislation for tiie coun try. The information collected, it is in sisted, will bo enough to disprove Iho many statements made by the delegates from the tribes to the effect that it is a very orderly country and that there is no need of congressional interference be cause of lawlessness. The docu ments contain a partial list of mur ders committed in the Indian territory from the sth of March to the last of October. In this time 1 Mt! murders have been committed and accounted for in the record, and the claim is made that the list is not complete. This is set forth as evi deuce of the need of a change in that country. This is a part of the basis for the position taken by the Dawes commission and will be used by them in justifying them for their recommendations for legis lation that will break up tribal relations and open that country to sen lenient after paying the Indians a fair and equitable amount for their lands. PASTOR AND PEOPLE bpiscopal Brethren Who !>.> Not Dwell In Amity Placerville, Dec. 2H.—Great excite ment prevails here among all classes of people over the abusive language used hy Bishop Wingfield of the northern dioc se of California, in criticising Rev. C. C. Pierce, rector, and for thirty yean pastor of the tipiscoptl church in this city. Bishop Wingfield, during the morning service, called a meeting of the vestry to determine whether this is a pariah or a mission. Then pointing contemptuously to the pastor, he said: "If it is a mission we are going to put this man out. He is not worthy of hia position." He furthermore denounced Mr. Pierce aa an unmitigated liar. The women compris ing the congregation surrounded the pastor within the chancel, crying and attesting their allegiance to him. Kxcited crowds thronged the streeta dur ing the meeting of the vestry and threaten ed personal violence upon the biahop should hia threatened removal of Mr. Pierce be accomplished. Ihe action of Bishop Wingfield in church today is explained by him to bo due to an article which appeared in tho Mountain Democrat a year ago accusing him of hav ing struck Uev, Pierce witb his tlst while the latter was showing him through the Ma sonic temple in this city. Mr. Pierce, while not the authorof the article,declared that it was true, and that it occurred while tho bishop was expostulating with him against his connection with the .Masonic society which detracted so much from the cburob. Mr. Pierce is much loved and re spected by the people of the county for his zealous and unselfish Christian work for forty years. He built the Bpiaoopalchurch and so arranged at tho time to prevent it becoming a part of the dloeeee aud thereby subjecting him to removal from his chosen Held of labor during his life time. This is the real origin of the trouble. CINCINNATI AT WORK To Secure the Democ atic Convention—A Fund Provided Cincinnati, 0., Dec. 29.—The chamber of commerce and other local organizations have inaugurated a most vigorous move ment to secure tho Democratic national convention when the committee meets in j Wusington nex' Monday. In addition to a guarantee fund of $59, --990, provided for y stenlay. Music hall is being remodeled and enlarged ao that there , will be good accommodations lor the con | ventfon, as well as ample hotol ai d other i conveniences. The city would have contested for the Republican national i convention but for the fact it was held j thai other candidates would havo success fully objected to the advantage of the loca ;ti n for the friends of ex-President Harri son, of Governor Bradley and of Governor ' Mclxiuley. As (ireeiisbiiivr, the center of the population at die last census, is only a few mliea west of this city, it will be ar gued ih it this is the most central city for I the convention. Among the national con ventions held here were those nominating 1 Buchanan in 1866, Greelv in 1H72, Hayes I in IX7O und Hancock in I*Bo. LABORERS AND UNIONISM N-.'w York Tailors Hope Their Plan Will Succeed The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Still Negotiating With Plant Sys tem Men—Strike Possible Nkw York, Dee. 29.—The executive committee of the Brotherhood of Tailors have not yet decided as to the location of the two cooperative shops which they pro pose opening in a few days, and for which •",'1091) has been appropriated from the funds of the brotherhood at the suggesdou of Meyer Schoenfeld. Leader Schoenfeld ia sanguine that the proposed plan will prove successful, and will eventually lead to the total extinction of the contractors. He claims a large number of manufactur ers have already asked for estimates from the tailors, and at the same time have given assurances of dealing directly with the tailors in preference to the contractors. Schoenfeld Imsengiged sewing machines arid other apparatus for the equipment of the new shops, which he expects lo be run ning by Wednesday next. A mass meeting of the locked out tailors took pace today. Speeches were made hy various leaders. HEBREW .-OCTAL LABOKEKS. New York, Dec. 29.—Tho seventh an nual convention of the Hebrew branch of the Social Labor party convened here to day. The session was taken up with the work of the credentials committee. The convention, as finally assembled, constats of sixty delegates, representing thirty or ganizations from the larger cities of tho United States. The convention will con tinue throughout the week. RAILROAD UNIONS. Savannah. Ga., Dec. 29—Chief Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive En gineers h id further interviews today with ihe committeo representing the engineers of the Plant system. General Superinten dent Dunham has referred the matter of contracts to President H. B. Plant. No ad vices have yet been received from him. It is expected Mr. Plant will either w ire instructions tomorrow or come in person. It is the impression that President Plant will endorse the position his several super intendents have taken in o position to written contracts. Tho engineers and firemen are saitl to be atanding together and will act in unison. If 'here is a strike it will be made general, affecting the sys tem from Charleston, S. C.,to Tampa. Fla., and as far west as Montgomery, Ala. The employes are adverse to such a step. DYNAMITE STICKS Used in an Attempt to Blew Up a Mining Boss Angels Camp, Dec. 29.—An attempt was made last night to wreck the house of V. W. Miller, underground foreman of the Utica mine. Mr. Miller lives on the hill just above the mine in a cosy cottage. About 11 a. in. the family was awakened by a violent explo sion, whtnh shook the house and broke nearly all the windows. .Mr. Miller rushed out with his gun to defend his home, but no one was in sight. The explosion was caused by die firing of tbree or four sticks of giant powder wrapped in an old flannel shirt, which were evidently thrown ut the house, but caught on a picket fence and fell just inside the yard, next to a stone wad about fifteen feet from the house. Had the explosive landed on the veranda it would have wrecked the house and probably killed the occupants. Mr. and Mrs. Miller, their two daughters and a lodger were in the house at the time. It is supposed to be the deed of come dissatisfied workman. Mr. Lane, of the Utica company, has offered a reward of $2000 for the appre hension of the guilty parties. There is much excitement over the occurrence and the miners aro in an ugly mood. If tlie man is caught his life will not be worth much at their hands. The explosion was felt all over town and many were awakened by its force. MEXICAN MATTERS Old Postage Stamps Sold to Collectors—A Railroad Concession City of Mexico, Dec. 29.—The postofil.-o department has sold for $5000 the unsold stock of the old retired issue of postage stamps to collectors. In the town of Papal pa, stato of Jalisco, the police endeavored to stop disorderly conduct at a public ball. A fight followed, in which a policeman was killed. He was formerly a noted bandit and served several terms of imprisonment, but since joining the police force his conduct has been ex cellent. Albert Correro has been granted a con cession to construct a railroad in the atate of Tobacco, but no subsidy is allowed. Austrian Diplomacy Vienna, Dec. 29.—Emperor Francis Jos eph gave an audienco to the German chan cellor. Prince yon Hohenlohe. A banquet waa given in hia honor. Chancellor yon Hohenlohe waa aeated at the emperor's right hand. A MOST HIDEOUS LYNCHING The Sequel of Illicit Love and Murder THE LIMIT OF BRUTALITY Reached by a Bloodthirsty Mob oi Kentuckians A House Fired Over the H-aJs of a Sick Woman and Her Aged Paramour Associated Press Special Wire. Loi isvii.le, Ky., Dec. 29.—A special from Lebanon, Ky . says: Within two miles of this city last night a relentless mob burned to death a pregnant woman and riddled with bullets her gray haired paramour. The blackened antl dis figured corpsesof the victims, Mrs. Thomas West and William Devers, were found in the ruins of the woman's home today by the fourteen-year-old daughter of the old man. The tragedy was one of the most brutal ever enacted under the gruesome sway of Judge Lynch. Despite iho pleadings for her father's life, of a hclf-clad, frightened child, antl the prayers and tears of an ill and helpless woman, the mob went through with its work with cold-blooded, cruel de liberation, and only left when certain that both man and woman were dead. The affair was tho outgrowth of the old atorv of faiihle: s wife and vengeful hus band. Several months ago Devers, a middle-aged widower, was accused by Thomas West, a prosperous farmer, of in timacy with Mrs. West. Quarrel followed quarrel throughout the fall until West in stitiin d divorce proceedings and declared Devers must die. The men met in Lena nn; West snapped his revolver, which missed lire, W He Dove s killed him on tho spot. On the plea of self defense the murderer secured bail and scandalized the neighborhood by immediaely taking hia two daughters and moving into West's house. The relatives of the murdered hu-band awore vengeance, and last night it came. Close to 10 o'clock a band of men rotle up to the West homestead and demanded admittance. "Tom West is dead, now it's your turn," the spokesman called, and Devers and the woman awoke to find their house sur rounded. Mrs. West rushed to a dark ened window and began a wild, Hysterical plea for mercy. A dozen hu lets answered her cries and the demand lor surrender was repeated. Devers, too, asked for a hearing, hut hia request was greeted with a shower of shots. " We'll give you ten minutes to open up, then you burn," said the mob's leader, and his men quietly retired from the door. A hurried consultation was held inside the house, and then, white and terror stricken, the little girl of Devers was thttrst out to plead with the mob. Clad in her night robe, barefooted and unprotected, ehe bravely walked into the moonlight, and sobbt'd out a prayer for her white-haired father's life. "Get out, you're liable to get shot your self, "the mill an said, and thoroughly fright ened, the child fled to the cabin of a negro neighbor. Mrs. West then appeared at the door and referring to her conditio,], made a last ap peal for mercy. It was unavailing and in another moment "the house was fired. Ihe shrieks of the imprisoned wretches failed to move their torturers, who after the flames reached the living room, could see the man and woman iv agony of death by fire. Just before die roof fell Ihe woman was seen to reel across the room and plunge headlong into the llreplace am nig the burning crisis; and diere she died. Wild with pain, Devers at the last moment made a dash lor libe tv, hut a score of bullets stopped him half a dozen steps from the door. Tbia morning Ihe little girl led her negro protector to ilie scene, and there the bod ies, scorched beyond recognition, were found untouched by the lynchers. There is hut little douot that the members of the mob will be captured, as they were with out musks an.l mailu no attempt at se- cfsy. It is not improbable that the scenes of last night will be re-enacted in the vicinity shortly, us the outrage has aroused the most intense Indignation among the peo ple of the country. Because of the fact that West's relatives had threatened ven geance there is a strong beii -f thai they •were responsible for last night's crime. The uncertainty, however, as to just who was implicated has so far prevented fur ther trouble. The child of Devers, who was a witness to tiie tragedy, is dangerously ill as the re sult of tho fright and exposure, but upon her recovoiy she may be able to identify some of the lynchers. The scene of the horror was visited by crowds of cut inns people today, and it was well toward noon before the bodies were cared for hy an undertaker. Mrs. West's corpse was charred e.lmost beyond human semblance. Overcome by the flames, she had fallen into the large old-fashioned lire place of th,- living room, and the head was almost burned from the body. Devers' body was piercad by at lsuast twenty-flve bullets. Before his desperate dash lor lib erty he had been frightfully burned and would probably have died without the gun shot wounds. His hair and beard were burned off, his clothes were in charred shreds and his was blistered and blackened. No arrests have so far been made, but developments are expected tomorrow. Justice Nave late this afternoon held an inquest upon the h -dies of the victims. Several witnesses v re examined but noth ing tending to incriminate any one was developed. The investigation will be con tinued tomorrow. Devers formerly lived iv Knoxville, Tennessee. OLIVE PRICES A Short Crop Increases Values and Also Import Duties New Yoiik, Dec. 29.—The Spanish steamship Contantia Madre arrived at the port of New York in June last from Seville, Spain, with 390 casks of fine olives con signed to Lawrence Johnson & Co., of Philadelphia. The goods were entered through the New York custom house for immediate trans portation. The invoice by the shippers and the value fixed by the importers were accepted by the local appraisers at Phila delphia. On the same steamer were private advices to Colonel Cross, special treasury agent in charge at the port of New Yoik.to the effect that the olive crop had been unusually short in Spain, and that while the p: ices were greatly advanced in New York and Philadelphia, importers were bringing in goods under the old valu ation. Collector Ki.breth and Co lector Heed of Philadelphia entered simultaneous appeals from the decision of the local ap praisers in aeveral thousands of casks of olives imported las summer. General Ap praiser snai p decided the case in favor of the importers. Both collectors ap|>ealed to the board of general appraiser*, and for two weeks past a special board has been hearing testimony in the case. The board brought in ita decision yester If you have any wants for f-fol you can get it supplied in I The Herald Cheap A Sure Winner day on the law on the Johnson & Co. im portation. The valuation was advanced 110 per cent, antl the importers must pay tiO per cent, on the additional value of die olives as assessed by the board. The lines in ail of the ca«es will amount to thou sands of dollars. The decision will affect nearly a l the leading importers of New York and Philadelphia. EMULATINU HOLMES A New York Real Lstate Dealer Accused ol laurder New YortK. Dec. 29,—Albert A. Nell is, a real estate dealer, was arrested today antl held in $.1000 bonds, suspected of having murdered Mrs. Jane liunnell some time last night. The body of the murdered woman was found in the hallway of the house in which Nellie lived. The coroner's physician held an autopsy today and announced that death was due to a fracture of ihe skull, probably caused by a blunt instrumeni. Nellie at first denied that he was ac quainted wilh Mrs. liunnell, but after wards stated that he had known her for ilfteen years and that his wile and the murdered woman were close friends. Cruisers for ttie Orient Washington, Dec. 20, —An order has been sent to the admiral commanding the Asiatic station detacniug the I'etrel from his squadron and directing that she pro ceed to San Francisco. Arriving there she will he put out of commission for an over hauling. Her relief, the Boston, is now at the Mare Island navy yard. She has been put in first-class condition and will start on her long voyage across die Pacific in a day or two. The Petrel will not await her arrival, but will start for home aa soon as she can be prepared for the trip. It is the evident policy of the administration to maintain a strong fleet on the Asiatic sta tion until the disappearance of all signs of further trouble among the countries of tbe Orient. HE HAS ONLY ONE POLICY And Tbat is Annexation to the United States President Dale Talks ol Affairs in the Hawaiian Islands and ol the Citizens' Hopes Chicago, Dec. 29.—1n the Times-Herald of tomorrow will be printed an interview with President Sanford B. Dole of Hawaii, had by Miaa Kate Field. The interview is elaborate, filling several columns touching closely on the Hawaiian policy on interna tional questions. Although it dooe not appear in Miss Field's letter, the talk was had in the presence of Mr. Dole's cabinet, the member* of which subscribed to their chief's opinions unreservedly. Miss Field called his attention to the fact that his government had been said to he character ized by an insane desire to perpetuate itself in office. Mr. Dole said: ''The fact that the government is work ing for annexation to the United stales is a good denial of that charge. * nnexatioii may deprive us, or many of us, of office. In the higher offices are men to whom it means personal sacrifice and business loss to discharge their duties. It ia simply a slander to say this desire for annexation is simply a pretense. We are working iv good faith, and I believe the peop'e appre ciate the fact. As to the form of annexa tion that would best meet our tequire ments, it ia difficult to say. A territorial form of government unmodified from the form obtaining in the United States territories would scarcely he suitable. Probably the best course would be to gradually develop from our present system, the federal authorises of course having from the beginning jurisdiction over custom houses, poalotfices and federal courts. Our own government shou d not be limited by the United States the same as a territory. A new system would have to be invented to suit our conditions. Much the same as is the practice of Knglatid in establishing a now colony. . There is no system. Each new colony is organized as the necessity of ihecaße deniunds." In reply to a statement by Miss Field that she had been told if the United Statos did not annex the Hawaiian islands, they would be offered to England, Mr. D. le saitl: "Our sole policy is annexation to the United Slates.'' Other parts of the interview relate to the domestic, political ami material affairs of the islands. Profit-sharing is taking the place of contract labor and other business and social Improvements havo been estab lished, MURDER AND SUICIDE Pistol Persuasion I nils on a House Boat OlrJ Sistkkvillk, Dec, 2fit.—At Oochransville, two miles below here, last evening. Frank Rogers shot Alice Mci'klland, formerly of Pittsburg, through the right breast and left wrist and then turned the pistol upon him self, firing two bullets through his own lieart. Miss McClelland was an inmate of a disreputable house boat, which are num erous aloug the river front, both above and below the city. Last night Rogers tried to induce her to leave 'he boat an i marry him. The girt refused and resisted his attempts toward familiarity. Finally Rogers push d a re volver into her face and tired, but she held the weapon aside and got the ball through the wrist. Hiri second shot entered her breast. Rogers, thinking the girl dead, fired two bul ets into his breas 1 . one just above and the other directly through the heart. Ihe girl is in a critical condition. Like White Capitalists Guthrie, O. T„ Dec. 20.—The lowa Indians have just closed a lease with tlie Kaw tribe for 15,000 acres of land in the reservation of the latter tribe. Iho lowas will erect a village there and live off tho rental of their fine allotted lands east of hrre, which they are leasing to Avbi'e farm ers. They say they are tired of living apart on their allotments, scattered among the whites, who will not associate with them, and who use every opportunity to cheat them; and. being ci izc'ia, they pro pose lo live as they ploase and he no longer bossed by the Indian bureau. An Episcopal Jubilee DcBI'QTJC, la., Dec. 20.--The golden jubilee of the Episcopal church of Du buque waa celebrated today witli imposing ceremonies. Among those present were Bishop Perry of Davenport, the Venerable B. J. Hoyt, D.D., archdeacon of Daven port: Venerable Irving McElroy. arch deacon of Waverly, and Rev. Brooks of Detroit, Mich., first pastor of the church hero. riistaken lo a Burglar HuNTiNliTOx, W. Va., Dec. 29.—At the mouth of Salt creek, on Tuj river, jn-t l>e fore daybreak this morning, Fletcher Wal lace, a prominent cii z:n, waa shot and fatally wounded Iry Howard Newsome, v neighbor, who miatook him for a burglar. PRICE FIVE CENTS THE MYSTERIOUS SUICIDE Thought to Be H. L. Jones of Chicago IS AT LAST IDENTIFIED A St. Louis Tourist in Search of Health A Santa Barbara Nurse Identified Him as A. 0. Simon His Parents Notified of His Death I Associated Pro-is Special Wire. | Chicago, Dec. '2U.—A special to the Tribune from St. Louis says: The H. L. Jones who committed suicide in Ventura, CaL, about a month ago, is be ! lieved to be A. ti. Simon, Jr., son of a. G. ; Simon, member oi the wholesale dry goods | bouse of H. L. Simon, Gregory Sc Co. The i body was exhumed under this sup ; position, and is now en route to St. Louis and will be here on Wednesday or Thurs day. Young Simon was 23 years of age and has been in bad health for some time. Buf fering from indigestion. He went to Cali fornia for a cha> ge of climate and the last heard of him definitely was in a sanita rium at Santa Barbara He remained in the institution a week and then left. When die suicide of Jones at Ventura was announced and it became evident that I the man had been incorrectly identified as ! H. L. Jones of Chicago, the identity of the ! suicide became a matter of mystery. Hia j description was generally printed in Cali i forma papers, and one of these papers fell I into the hands of one of the nurses of the ! Santa Harbara sanitarium. The descrin j tion seemed to her to ilt the Mr. I Simon who had been in the : institution, and she sent a mea ! hunger to Ventura to examine the body. ; This messenger identified it aa Simon, . whereupon the nurse wrote to the St. Louie ! relatives of the young gentleman. The young man's father is very much cast down over the affair, and still hopes a mis ■ take has been made in the identification. '■ He said today the young man had plenty jof money, and if he needed more he could have had it for asking, How he became to be confounded with Jones Mr. Simon is unable 10 say, as his son, he said, had never been in the newspaper business. 810 DEALINGS In Zinc Mining Property in fllaaourl—Union of Smelters St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 29.—The biggest deal in the history of zinc mining in Mis souri will ha closed by January 1. It will unite all the zinc smelters of the country except four, under one management, prac tically, aud the result will be the pro moters ciaim, better prices for zinc in all branches and a general revival of the in dustry. The money involved is about $2,009.0011, which is to lie furnished by >ew York and Connecticut capitalists. The deal was en gineered by B. F. . obart, president of the Kansas aud Texas Coal company, which controls a big zinc smelter ut Pittsburg, Kas. i he new company will control all the zinc smelters known as the Southwest Missouri district and embracing the zino production territory in Missouri anil Kan sas. Two smellers in Indiana will come in also. State Senator Killed St. LotJIS, M,>.. Dec. 29. - A special to the Republic from Clinton. Ills , siys: News of the killing of Slate Senator W. H. Taylor by Pustma»tei John A. Tace at Weldon last night caused considerable ex citement here. When the news of the homicide reached here Coroner Jones. Male's A tortiey Fuller and Sheriff Newell took hand cars antl reached the scene ten miles away hy midnight. A Jury whl sh was summoned failed to agree and were hi .charged. A new jury waa made up ami leturtied a verdict ut justifi able horn icide. Pace charged Taylor with alienating the affections ot hit wife, but the latter's fiientls scant this itiea. A New ToltYrap Co.-njanv Dknvf.r, Col., Dec. 29.—1t is learned here that prominent citizens of Helena, Mont.,bave organize:! the Rocky Moun tain Postal Telegraph oompany, to pur chase the plant ol the old llocky Mountain Telegraph company, which tin* been oper ating for several yeara In Montana, and wi I extend its lines to (Izdefl, Salt r .»ke antl Denver. A contact haa been made with the P.tstal Telegraph eornp-tn-y for connections at Spek me, Denver and i heyenne Bonda to the umou'tt nf $400, --009 will be lloated for the work of con struction. THE NEWS BY TELECiRAPH-Prognim in the senate; «* --tlvity among the silver inon and bimetal is t* Campos i > pie tgod the uncondi tional support of Spanish conservative* In a grand demons tra ion ut Uavara; tho in* surgents continue to advauoe v hideout lynuhii g affair in Kentucky A mi Fran i Iho i actor's sad predicament Presi dent Polo of the Hawaiian republic has but one policy, and that is annexation to tne United Males Labor notes tan Fran cisco offers the president the services of a battalion of men; Americans resident in England believe the matter is »etilcd — Ventura's mysterious suicide thought to be explained Transvaal troubles at.ira"ting attention of Kuropean powers Reports" of Turkish troubles—£anla Ann; noes Anaheim; a sand >torm Pasadena; pleas ant gathering of Casn Grande guesia.... Mt Lowe; holiday travel ABOUT THE ClTY.—Boyle Heights' new churcn; the Presbyterian edifice ooened yesterday; the sermon by the Hey. A. 11. Currier of Santa Barbara ...With ihe«oun cil today; some of tho business to be transacted; the ordinance for the improve ment of Main etreet] the team report and oil refineries They want to try rgain: library trustee* Bugs,est another bond Issue; people n-ad here more than else where The Brannigans are resolved; the popular club holds its annual wake; the distinguished men present and the iw olutlons Hdopted 'or the new year... .A work of urt iv this city over six hundred years old Uehrcnd assault case; it waa quietly dropped under rather teculiar ctr enms mice- .. l»r. Carver nt WYsilake terday.... An unsuccessful holdup: two men totlow n chinaman ... Inquest on Ulti r. mains of Fong Gou Who struck th • Majors? One of them in a serious con dition. WHERE YOU n*Y UO TODAY ORpiiKrM—At B iin. vaudeville. pT!'.b,nk -At S p. in.. Prom Sir* to Son. Loa axi.ki.es 1 hiatus- v ■ip.m., 1404. WnrrLAKa Pabk-ai '.':3O i>. m., Dr. Catvn and hi 3 celebrated diving horse.