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VOL. XLV. NO. »()
Forty Thousand People Express
Sympathy With Campos
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
Ihe address was followed by more
ahouta of "Viva Kspana" and great und
prolonged cheering.
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
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
▲ 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.
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.
Madbiij, Dec. 29.—The cabinet council
has decided to send Captain-General
Campos tt telegram of confidence und con
Dividing Attention Wilh the Venezuelan
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
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
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
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.
Executed by Bolivian t) tiers After a Farcical
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.
Senate Committees to Be Reor=
ganized Today
Kansas Populists Lay .Out a Pretty
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.
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
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.
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.
bpiscopal Brethren Who !>.> Not Dwell In
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Used in an Attempt to Blew Up a Mining
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.
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
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.
The Sequel of Illicit Love and
Reached by a Bloodthirsty Mob oi
A House Fired Over the H-aJs of a Sick
Woman and Her Aged
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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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
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
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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.
A New York Real Lstate Dealer Accused ol
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
And Tbat is Annexation to the United
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
"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
Pistol Persuasion I nils on a House Boat
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
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
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.
Thought to Be H. L. Jones of
A St. Louis Tourist in Search of
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.

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