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VOL. XLV. NO. 160
THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS
CUBAN DISCUSSION GIVES PLACE TO
CRITICISM OF OFFICIALS
Aarcasm Is Indulged In by Senators st the
Expense ol Secretary Smith and ths
President—The House Debstes ths Cen
sure of Bayard
Associated Presi Special Wire.
Washington, March 18.—Owing to the
indisposition of Mr. Mills of Texas, who
had the floor on the subject, the Cuban
debate was not continued today.
An animated controversy arose over the
resolution of Mr. Cannon (R„ Utah), di
recting Secretary Smith to execute the law
for the public opening of the Uncompaghre
Indian reservation, in Utah.
Mr. Gordon responded that after confer
ence with Secretary Smith he had learned
that vast mineral wealth, particularly
asphalt, existed on those lands. The
secretary was desirous of protecting tlie
government against rapacious persons aud
corporations, seeking to control these
valuable deposits, the secretary felt that
the government ought to tecelve some
benefit either by royalty or otherwise, so
that the public might receive the benefits,
Instead of giving them to some great cor
poration.
He followed in a sharp criticism of the
secretary of the Interior for failing to exe
cute the law. Mr. Vest followed ir, criti
cism of the secretary's course.
"There was a time," said Mr. Vest,
•'when a cabinet officer who violated a law
would be brought before the bar "f this
senate.
"This reservation," said the senator,
"contained the greatest beds of asphaltnm
In existence—sufficient to Biipply this
country for centuries. A law was passed
directing the opening of the lands, but the
secretary of the interior nullified it. It
was nullified on the excuse that congress
did not know what it was about. The sec
retary's course was in behalf of rich invest
ois, who were the < nly ones who could bid
on a public auction of the lands.
"I am sorry to say," said Mr. Vest, "but
there there seems to be a disposition on
the part of the present administration to
treat the western people as if they were
in a condition of pupil, that they did not
know their own rights and interests, and
that they must be informed ex-cathedra
from the east in regard to what is best for
them and what should be i' "ie for them.
;'ven the president of the Cited States,
lately on a missionary occasion (laughter),
spoke of the west as the land ov immorali
ty and crime. He stood within the ghastly
light of the hellholes of the rurasellers cf
Mew York blazing upon him, r,t«d cantingly
said home missions must be used to civi
lize and Christianize the men who have
left tiieir homes in the civilised east and
gone out among tlie mountains and val
leys of the wild and woolly west (laugh,
ter).
"Our president stood, with Rev. Dr. Tal
mage on one side and tlie Rev. Sheldon
Jackson on the other, and gave us a new
version of that blessed missionary hymn
Which we have heard so often in our child
hood:
'•From Montana's sinful mountains,
From I'iah's wicked plains,
They call us to deliver
Our laud from error's chains."
There was long and loud laughter as Mr.
Vest repeated the lines in tones of intense
sarcasm.
"We are told," continued the senator,
"by high ecclesiastical authority that bis
excellency has lately laid down bis homage
at the feet of Jesus. lam glad to know it.
It has been the general impression of tlie
Democratic party that the mugwumps and
incense burners bare got all those honors
and intend to keep them. 1 have got re
spect for the Christian religion and mis
sions at home and abroad, but, >!.". Presi
dent, it is a slander upon the men who,
<ith rifle in one hand and an ax in the
ocr, 'er, have gone out and blazed the path
way of civilization in those western wilds. I
am a western man: I went to Missouri
when it was frontier, iv sight of the Indian
and buffalo. I have lived there nearly lit'ty
years and 1 say to our president now that
if he will interrupt limiting ducks in North
Carolina and silver Democrats iv Ken
tucky long enough to come out we will
show him a God fearing and respecting,
law-abiding people; we will show him
churches in which there is real and unaf
fected piety. But I don't rise for the pur
pose of again criticizing this administra
tion. 1 rise to say most emphatically that
this habit of secretaries or members of the
cabinet of deliberately trampling upon the
laws of congr iss and refusing to carry them
out have gone to an extent that demands
immediate notice at the hands of the legis
lative part of the government."
I here was another loud and long dem
onstration on the floor and in ttie galleries
as Mr. Vest closed.
At 2 ocloek Mr. Cannon's resolution was
temporarily laid aside and the Dupont case
was taken up, Mt. Thurston addressing
the senate in behalf of Mr. Dupont.
Tho following bills were passed: For
the relief of Bottlers on the Northern Pa
cific railroad indemnity lands in Minne
sota: amending the laws as to fees and
costs in circuit courts of appeals; amend
ing the practice as to habeas corpus cases
in circuit courts of appeals; for tho recon
struction of Hock T sland bridges; authoriz
ing the secretary of war to issue Springfield
rifles to state troops in exchange for an
equal number of arms; authorizing the
leasing of lands for educational purposes
in Arizona; authorizing the secretary of
the navy to purchase lands opposite the
Gasport navy yard at a cost not exceeding
$1 oi 1,0110 ; fixing die salaries of the chief
justice and associate justices of the court
of claims at $6,500 and amending the act
relating to the Choctaw lauds; providing
for the disposition of certain property now
in the hands of tho receiver of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; grant
ing to California five per cent of the pro
ceeds of the sales of public lauds in that
state; authorizing the committee on Indian
affairs to visit Indian reservations, schools,
etc.
At 5:50 p. m. the senate went into ex
ecutive session and shortly afterward ad
journed.
IN THE HOUSE
Fervid Oratory Regarding ths Censure of
Ambassador Bayard
The house today entered upon the con
sideration of the resolutions censuring Mr
Ha yard for speeches delivered by him be
fore ttie grammar school at Boston. Eng
land, and before the Edinburgh, Scotland,
Philosophical Insti.ution last fall. The
galleries were crowded to overflowing.
Even the diplomatic gallery contained a
number ot members of the diplomatic
corps and their wives. With the exception
of tne speech of Mr. Cousins cf lowa, how
tver, the oratory of the occasion was dis
ppointing.
Mr. Hitt, chairman of the foreign affairs
committee, and Mr. McCreary, who was
chairman of the committee in the last con
grass, opened respectively for aud ugainst
the resolutions. Mr. Draper (Kepublican)
of Massachusetts announced Ilis inability
to bring himself to vote for the resolutions
of censure.
Mr. Cousins' speech in support of the
resolutions was the feature of the proceed
ings. He won for himself the highest dis
tinction as an orator. His bursts of elo
quence, set off by a keen and penetrating
wit, aroused the house and the galleries to
Unbounded enthusiasm.
Mr. Dinsmore (Democrat) of Arkansas,
Who was minister to Corea during the
former Cleveland administration, in clos
ing the debate of tlie day, commended the
utterances of Mr. Bayard as to the effect of
protection, and, to the great delight of the
Democrats, read extracts from Senator
Chandler's interview aliening that the Mc-
Kinley boomers were levying on tbe pro
tected industries. The debate will con
clude tomorrow.
In opening his speech in favor of the
adoption of the resolution, Mr. Hitt re
viewed the speeches delivered by Mr. Bay
ard. The one at Edinburgh, delivered two
days after the November election, he
characterized as "a political diatribe.''
Mr. Bayard's auditors, he said, had that
day read election returns, no doubt with
great regret, and it was to a sympathetic
foreign audience that he delivered his pas
sionate address. That speech called at
tention again to the speech previously de
livered at Boston, describing the Ameri
cans as a violent people.
"That," he sairl, "was the case upon
which the committee on foreign affairs re
ported their resolutions of censure."
At first, he said, it had been hoped that
it would be found ou examination that the
Edinburgh speech was simply an academic
address, but il was not so. Tho words re
ferred to his own country and bore upon
parties and political issues here.
"Mr. Bayard's sincerity, the tru'h or
falsity of the sentiment be uttered, have
nothing to do with the question."
Mr. Hitt here read some extracts from
the London press commenting on Mr.
Bayard's speech. The London Times, he
said, in a curious fit of flattery and con
tempt, had asked what would be thought
of Sir Julian Pauncefote if he should de
liver in the United States a passionate
speech in favor of home rule, and had said
that such speeches as Mr. Bayard's would
not bo delivered by a European diplomat?
Mr. Hitt referred to the manner in which
the presidential influence bad beon used to
drive reluctant members into voting for
tlie resolutions of the last congress censur
ing Minister Stevens. In conclusion he
urged the propriety and duty of the adop
tion of the resolutions.
Mr. McCreary (D., Ky.) followed Mr.
Hitt, in opposition to the resolutions. At
the outset he called attention to Mr. Hitt's
error in saying the Edinburgh speech was
delivered just after tlie last congressional
elections. The last congressional elections
occurred in November, 18114. This speech
was delivered in November, 18!>o.
In declaring his opposition to the resolu
tions -f censure McCreary said that they
were unprecedented in congressional his
tory. The proposed action of the house
was an invasion of the rights and authority
of the president of the United Slates, and
if the speeches of Mr. Bayard referred to
in the resolutions required action by the
executive, he was sure the latter would do
his duty at the proper time.
There was. however, one case, Mr. Mc-
Creary said, where tbe acts of a diplomatic
officer had been condemned by the house
and that was of a prominent Kepublican,
Hon. Robert Schenck, the minister of
Great Britain, whose conduct in connec
tion with tho Emma silver mine was inves
tigated by a committee of the house and
resolutions reported condemning his ac
tion. Mr. Schenck was also made conspic
uous while representing the United States
at the court of St, James by the address
which he wrote on the subject of poker
playing*, but there was no effort made to
censure him for it. Mr, Bayard was not
tho first diplomatic officer representing the
United States who had been assailed by
his political opponents while representing
his country in England, and a vote of cen
sure now, "prompted by prejudice and
partisanship," will not, he said, hurt Mr.
Bayard. The purpose was too well under
stood. It might prove a garland of dis
tinction and open the way to him for high
offices and greater lienors. The people of
this country know that Thomas F. Bayard
has proved himself a patriotic, a stales
msnlike and a faithful public servant, and
the people were behind him in his opposi
tion to protections and trusts in far
greater numbers than they are behind those
who sought to condemn and censure him.
It was perfectly clear to his mind that
the real gravamen of "this attack" against
Mr. Bayard was the reference to "protec
tion" in the Edinburgh speech. The ques
tion of so-called protection, McCreary de
clared, was a living, important, absorbing
question which was engaging the attention
of the civilized world. It was natural,
therefore, in a comprehensive address to
educators and students, that Mr. Bayard
should give his views on protection.
Mr. Draper, Republican of Massachu
setts, a member of the committee, in a few
words explained his position against the
resolutions of censure. This was not, he
thought, a time for sensationalism. We
had trouble enough, s e thought, present
and prospective, in ot foreign relations,
without censuring on. chief diplomatic
representative. He agreed that Mr. Bay
ard's utterances were hardly proper, but did
not think they merited such harsh action.
The last resolution deprecating partisan
ship by diplomatic representatives he
thought entirely proper, and therefore
asked that the resolutions be divided and a
separate vote had on each.
Mr. Cousins. Kepublican of lowa, also a
member oi the committee, supported the
resolutions,
"This deliberate and unexampled breach
of diplomatic etiquette," said Cousins,
"this ungrateful, unprovoked and unbe
coming insult to tho majority of the people
of America: to the distinguished living,
and to her honored dead, by one who bore
their confidence, their mission and cre
dentials, must not be left unchallenged,
since it is entered in the annate of our
diplomatic history."
Mr. Bayard, he declared, toadied to Ihe
Cobden chili and to the school of Manches
ter and to his own prejudice, and told
Great Britain that protection in America
had banished men of independent mind
and character from its councils, when he
knew that the list of its illustrious advo
cates, beginning with the distinguished
names of Washington and Madison and
Franklin, had never ceased to grow where
tiie progress marked the way, until it had
recorded in tho register of independent
minds and fame the names of Clay, of
Jackson antl of Webster, of Lincoln and of
Grant, of Garfield, of Randall and of
Blame, and he know that almost on the
very day he utiered that indictment, the
list of independent minds that champion
the doctrine of protection in America had
grown to the greatest and most significant
majority that spoke their independence at
a popular election in this country. He
knew when he uttered that libel on the
memory of the great statesman of Amer
ica, that if you should blot out the list of
names that identify the doctrine of protec
tian in our history, you would leave it a
dreary desert, as insignificant and barren
of achievement as Diaraeli's grandfather's
chapter of events that never took place.
But last of all our ambassador confides
to Edinburgh the startling news that pro
tection in America "dangerously depletes
the treasury." Why, Mr. Speaker, every
one in Edinburgh knows tnat the cham
pions of protection look tlie treasury of
the United .States when there was rothing
in it but a Democratic free trade vacuum
and filled it with gold and silver coin. It
took tho credit of the republic, sunken
into disgrace iv tho hands of the Demo
crats, and made it as good as the moneyed
powers oMiurope; so good that Wendell
Phillips declared that our funds sold as
well in Europe as English consols, and
that the universal union could borrow
money as cheaply as Great Britain. And,
from the time the party of protection took
the treasury there was never a deficiency
for twenty-five successive years, until the
black raven of free trade perched again
above our treasury door ana hooted:
"Surplus, surplus, nevermore."
No, Mr. Speaker, our ambassador to
Great Britain has not only violated the
regulations of his commission, not only
Continued on Second ragei |
THE HERALD
LOS ANGELES, THURSDAY MORNING, MARCH 19, 1896.
THE CAMPAIGN UP THE NILE
FRANCE PEARS HER OBJECTION WILL BE
TAKEN TOO SERIOUSLY
Tho Populsr Clsmor For Even More Decisive
Measures Rouses l iars ol tha Hostility
ol England and the Drelbund—Troops
Advance From Cairo
Associated Press Special Wire
Paris, March IS.—The French govern
ment gives evidence tonight that the an
nouncement by Berlhelot yesterday as to
the remonstrance he had offered against the
Egyptian campaign up the Nile in a con
versation with the Marquis of Ihifforin,
has been taken much more seriously than
they were prepared for. The outbreak of
approval from the French press and people
and the popular c'nmor for even more
decisive measures o v protest seem tn have
alarmed the government and awakened an
apprehension that they are being precipi
tated into a position of hostility to the plan
of Great Britain, hacked by the approval
of the dreibund. which might entail the
gravest consequences. The enthusiasm
awakened in France in fact, seems to
enter more into apprehensions of tlie
French ministers than the irritation abroad.
As a consequence steps have been taken to
dull a little the seemingly sharp edge of
the communication made to the Britisli
ambassador by M. Berlhelot, the minister
of foreign affairs. The following explana
tion with i's distinct tones of deprecation,
is made semi-offlcially tonight:
"Yesterday's no'e was merely a short
and rapidly drafted summary of tbe objec
tions which France found it necessary to
formulate in view of the unexpected and
sudden decision of Great Britain. France
also intended unequivocally to intimate
that she did not intend to ignore the matter.
But this in nowise implied a hostile attitude.
Omthe contrary they think, in view of the
mutual friendly relations, frank and out
spoken language will contribute to the re
moval of misunderstandings.
The interview between M. Betthelot and
the Marquis of Dufferin was one of the
friendliest character. It was pointed
out that it was incumbent upon the guard
ians of the Egyptian fund to ascertain the
necessity for an action entailing large out
lays and that it was preferable that the at
titude to be taken should be defined at
the outset,instead of being left in doubt."
The Figaro says: Great Britain's atti
tude is an outrage upon Europe and is vir
tually a breach of faith. Tlie marquis of
Salisbury is more deeply committed than
he wished through the action of Baron
Cromer (the British diplomatic agent to
Egypt) who, by sending a small firceup
the Nile, instead of sending 20,000 men
necessary to capture Dongola, hopes for a
reverse which will invo've the sending of
reinforcements of British troops to the
front and the consequent prolonging of the
occupation of Egypt by the British troops.
The Gat-lois remarks: llussia is in ac
cord with France, and Germany will also
be on their side as soon as the Kalian in
terests are removed from the question and
the affair becomes purely English,
The Eclaire expresses the opinion that
the interview between M. Berthelot and
the marquis of Dufferin, "proves that
France is not disposed to encourage a
policy which does not sufficiently respect
French interests in Egypt and she has
many reasons for objecting to Great
Britain engaging in a great adventure
which she considers of value and whicli is
disquieting Ihe European chancellors."
The Matin asserts that the British expe
dition up the Nile is "proof that Great
Britain is linding difficulty in defending
the policy she would like to maintain in
spite of the opposition of Europe."
"Continuing, the Matin says: "In refus
ing to allow the Egyptian funds to be ex
pended on an expedition by which England
alone would benetlt, France has placed the
latter country in an awkward position and
one from which she cannot escape."
On top of the last mentioned question,
however, came a dispatch from Berlin this
morning saying that the North German
Gazette announces that Great Britain has
asked the powers sharing in the control of
the Egyptian debt administration to allow
her to use a portion of the reserve fund to
defray the cost of the expedition to Don
gola, which at present is estimated to
only amount to £2,000,000 and that Ger
many, having ascertained that her accept
ance of the proposal would accord with the
views of the other governments forming
the dreibund, particularly the Italian cabi
net, has instructed the German commis
sion of the public debt at Cairo accord
ingly.
This, of course, places Great Britain be
fore the world as being again supported by
Germany and must tend to upset the cal
culations of the statesmen here who have,
in spite of the recent conferences at Ber
lin, been bugging themselves with the be
lief that the estrangement between the
kaiser and Great Britain, growing out of
the Transvaal incident, was so deeply
rooted that there was a probability of an
alliance between Germany, France and
Russia against Great Britain, particularly
in regard to the hitter's colonial policy in
Africa. For them, the North German Ga
zette's announcement, if true, must prove
a rude awakening to the realities of the
situation which has grown out of the terri
ble defeat of the Italian army at Adowa
and that subsequent solidification of tbe
dreibund at Berlin.
There is, however, another feature in the
game being played between tha powers at
the present moment. Advices received
here from Rome today say that French
and Russian agents are actively intriguing
therein efforts to detach Italy from the
droibund. It is asserted that these agents
have spent a great deal of money in
order to assist iv bringing about the
overthrow of Signor Crispi, the late
premier, who was known to be a staunch
adherent of the dreibund, and incidentally
to help the accession to power of the mar
quis di Rudini, who is reported to be luke
warm toward the dreibund. These agents
are now said to be doing everything pos
sible to influence the Italian cabinet to ef
fect a change in its foreign policy which
would detach Italy from her allies. But
even the most sanguine politicians of the
French capital doubt if anything will be
accomplished in this direction, especially
after the honor bestowed upon King Mene
lik by the czar and the clear evidence in
the possession of the Italian government
that French and Russian agents have for a
long time past been actively and contin
ually assisting the Abyssinians with ad
vice and furnishing them with improved
arms and ammunition.
if Italy detaches herself from the drei
bund she must do so before May G of the
present year, on whicli dny notice muat be
given by any power desiring to withdraw
from the dreibund: otherwise the "bond of
the three powers" condones for another
six years.
A special dispatch from Rome says that
it iB reported there that Emperor William j
desires a modification of the dreibund ]
which would enable Germany to come to
an understanding with Russia in regard to
the Balkans. But as the Balkan question
was one of the most important factors in
bringing about the formation of the drei
bund the Rome dispatch iB not much con
sidered here. Germany would most likely
lind herself supported by Austria and Hal,,
and sympathized with by Great Britain in
any action she might think herself com
pelled to take in the settlement of the
Balkan question.
DANUERLINE REACHED
Paris, March 18.—The government and
people of France are beginning to realize
THE PROTECTIONIST CHEF
"Ths professional fat-fryers are said to be at work among the manufacturers railing
funds to float the flcKinley boom."—New York Journal.
that the recent conferences at Berlin be
tween the Austrian minister and foreign
affairs. Count Goluchowski, the Italian
ambassadore at Berlin. Count Lanza di
Busca, and the imperial chancellor. Prince
Hohenlone, under tbe auspices of Emperor
William of Germany and with Great Brit
ain a party to 'die understanding arrived
at, had more significance than was gener
ally admitted by the press or public at that
time. The re-arrangement of the dreibund
with Great Britain as an active instead of a
silent partner in the arrangements, was
evidently only the first step in the direction
of attempting to make alterations in the
map of Africa, wilh the conservative sup
port of the dreibund, this being looked upon
as being the price agreed upon with Great
Britain for tbe latter's support of Italy and
incidentally of the dreibund.
But behind the scenery so carefully ar
ranged at Berlin, there ia, it is believed by
i be government and the press here, a great
deal going on regarding which explanations
must be promptly furnished by Great
Britain or serious trouble may follow. In
fact, if the Toulon correspondent of the
Figaro is to be believed, matters have al
ready reached such a dangerous stage that
orders are expected at any moment for th
French Levant squadron to proceed t
Egyptian waters.
DERVISHES ADVANCING
Rome, March 18. —The Popolo Romano
has a dispatch from Massowah which says
tlie Dervishes are within two hours' march
of Cassala and are awaiting Osman Dig
na's arrival before attacking. Communi
cation wilh Adigrat has been cut off. Gen.
Baldissera's endeavors to restore negotia
tions with tbe Abyssinian Negus con
tinue.
CAIBALA EVACUATED
London, March 18.—The Timeß says:
A rumor was current in London last even
ing that the Italians had evacuated Cas
sala on Saturday. We believe the report
is correct.
THE FORWARD MOVEMENT
Cairo, March 18.—The khedlve today
witnessed the departure of the Egyptian
battalion for the front. He bade a cordial
farewell to the officers of the battalion.
The reserves are arriving at Cairo nnd the
Soudanese battalions are forming. Colonel
Hunter, with a strong advance guild, will
proceed immediately to Akashen, which
will be strongly fortified. The Arab
Anglophobe press violently attacks the ex
pedition and accuses Lord Salisbury and
Mr. Curzon, who made the statement of
the purpose of the expedition in the house
of commons.
WIRE WAIFS
Martin L. Sweet, banker, lumberman,
grain dealer and manufacturer and farmer
of Grand Rapids, Mich., has assigned.
Liabilities are about $175,000. The as
sets are largely in excess of that amount.
Tlie complete returns of Monday night's
Republican primaries in New York were
not tabulated until last night. They indi
cate that Governor Morton will have al
most a solid delegation to the St. Louis
convention.
The Maryland Republican state commit
tee met at Baltimore last night and fixed
upon Baltimore as the place and April 22d
as the time for holding the Republican
state convention for the selection of presi
dential electors and delegates at large to
the national convention.
The Wisconsin Republican state conven
tion, held at Milwaukee yesterday, was
the most enthusiastic political gathering
ever held in that city. The platform de
clares for protection, reciprocity and "hon
est money." A resolution was adopted in
structing the delegates for McKinley.
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts was
burned in effigy by the Russian Nihilistic
club at Chicago last evening. The action
of the club is evidence of the feeling
aroused by the recont discussion in con
gress on the question of immigration and
particularly by tbe remarks of Senator
Lodge.
A special from Washington, D. C, to a
Chicago paper says the members of the
Venezuelan boundary commission have
informally concluded that Great Britain's
case is untenable and that Venezuela's
claim is a just one. Unless some new
facia come to light this will be the nature
of their decision.
The North Carolina Republican state ex
ecutive committee yesterday decided to
call the state convention to meet at Ra
leigh May It. A committee of live was
named to confer with the Populists with a
view to fusion and report to the Repub
lican State convention. Chairman Helton,
James H. Young, H. E. Grant, Senator
Pritchard and Thomas Settle were named
as the committee.
At the Cedar mining camp, sixty miles
south of Kiiwman, Ariz., yesterday, the
body of an unknown man was found in an
old, abandoned mine shaft. The body was
nude, with a leather belt around the waist
and a pair of new shoes on the feet. The
body was badly decomposed. The skull
was fractured in two places. There is
strong suspicion that the man was mur
dered and thrown into the shaft.
Murderer Tnscot Rich
Tacoma, Wash., March 18.—A Ledger
special from Port Townsend says it is be
lieved there that Tascot, the youthful mur
derer of Millionaire Snell of Chicago in
1887, went to Alaska in the spring of 1888
and hired an Indian guide to take him to
the S'tikon. where he worked a rich claim.
The story is that he took out quite a large
sum, became very popular witii the miners
and in 18f)2 went to San Francisco, whence
he is supposed to have gono to Australia.
"Rev." Scott Pleads Oulltv
Oakland, March 18.—"Rev." H. C.
Scuit, who was recently arrested •in Los
Angeles on a charge of misdemeanor em
bezzlement, today pleaded guilty and was
given the full limit of the law, six months'
imprisonment.
GEN. WEYLER IS SURPRISED
AT CHARGES MADE AGAINST HIM IN THE
UNITED STATES
Ths Normal Development ol ths Wsr Is
Stopped by tho Attitude of Congress—Ac
cessions to tho Insurgent Raoke—Specu
lation Regarding the Hawktna
Associated Tress soecial Wire.
Madrid, March 18.—In an Interview
with General Weyler, published here, the
captain general is quoted as expressing
surprise at the charges made against him
in the United States, "in view of his great
prudence pending the settlement of the
question of belligerency."
General Weyler is also credited with
having said the attitude of congress stops
the normal development of tbe war. Con
tinuing, the interview states that Weyler
says that numbers of persons are joining
the insurgents from all parts of Cuba and
from the capital, because they hope they
will be recognized as belligerents. The
Spanish soldiers, the captain general is
said to have added, are fighting heroically
and it is impossible to ask them to do
more.
In conclusion Weyler is said to have re
lated that he is confident of the eventual
success of the Spanish cause, but' the con
tradictory demands of prudence and ex
treme measures, combined with the diffi
culties arising from the question of bellig
erency and the elections," may compel
him to resign.
TUE HAWKINS ( ASK
New York, March 18.—The Herald this
morning says: The Spanish detectives en
gaged in keeping watch on the movements
of tbe Cubans in this country were very
much exercised last night over the report
tfiat the steamer Hawkins did not sink on
the morning of January 28th, >ut that she
made her way to tbe island, landed her
cargo and is now laid up at one of the
Florida keys.
The story took two forms. One was that
tbe Hawkins carried a double crew. Both
crews were well paid, one to serve until the
steamer returned to port and the other to
be discharged in small boats about five
miles from tbe New Jersey coast. The
vessel left port Saturday night and by
Tuesday night she had gotten no further
than Barneg.at Point. As an ordinary ves
sel could make this distance in much less
time, suspicion was at once aroused.
ihe detectives argue that the Hawkins
was merely along the coast waiting for a
storm. The storm broke on Monday night
and on Tuesday morning the crew left the
ship iv small boats, taking a good many of
the paesengnrs with them.
The detectives say that at the time the
Cubans knew their intended movements
were known to the United States and the
Spanish authorities in this country. They
knew that the cruisers Raleigh and Mont
gomery, under command of Admiral
Bunce, were watching for them outside,
assisted by the revenue cutters Morrill,
McLean and Colfax. It was necessary,
they say, to take some desperate measures
to make it appear that the Hawkins had
not gone to Cuba, and this means was
adopted.
Ueneral Garcia was the only man of con
sequence rescued, and. the detectives say,
that was done in order to allay their suspi
cions further. Besides, they say Garcia
can do more good in thie country at the
present time than he can in Cuba. More
over, the detectives say that the Hawkins
had on board twice as many men as she
could carry to Cuba, and it was absolutely
necessary to dispose of some of them en
route.
Another version of the story on which the
detectives are working is that the Hawkins
is actually at the bottom of the ocean, hav
ing boen Belittled by tho Cubans after her
cargo had been transferred to another ves
sel. I hey do not take up this theory with
any degree of activity, however, as they are
inclined to think she actually made her
landing in Cuba. They believe Bhe went
to the north and east of the island and
then made her way to tho Florida keys,
where she is waiting for an expedition.
INSURGENT SUPPLIES
Washington, March 18. -The secretary
of the Cuban legation here, Mr. vueaada,
has received a telegram announcing tbe
safe arrival in Cuba of Gen. E'.nque Col
lazo. with anna and ammunition. Thta
the Cuban officials here regard as a serious
blow to Spain, for they say with Collazo
went a number of distinguished veterans,
among whom is Brigadier General Pedro
Vaaquez. The expedition had more than
1000 rilles and 1,000,000 rounds of cart
ridges.
THE SOLDIERS' DRESS
Booth Describes tlie Uniform ol God's
American Volunteers
NEW Yokk, March 18.—The uniforms to
be worn by God's American Volunteers
have been decided upon by Commander
and Mrs. Ballington Booth, Tbe dresses
of the women will be made of seal brown
cashmere. The skirt will be made per
fectly plain, of Biicb length that it will
just clear tlie ground. The waist of the
uniform will be a light lilting Norfolk
jacket with three box pleats down the
front antl three down the back. The head
gear of the women wilt be a poke bonnet.
As compared with the Salvation Army
bounds, they are shorter behind and they
do not cover tbe earn. The style for spring
and summer will be brown straw, trimmed
with brown satin ribbons. The men's uni
form will be almost exactly like that of
tbe United Stales army. The trousers will
be light blue and tlie blouse dark blue.
The blouses of the officers will have stand
ing collars. The collars of the privates
ON AND AFTER APRIL IST THE HER
ALD will be delivered by carrier in
Los Angeles and surrounding towns for—
50 Cents per flonth
blouses will be like the collars ol ordinary
coats. Upon the collars will be embroid
ered the letters of G. A. V. A slouch, hat
for the officers and a fatigue cap for tbe
soldiers I aye been talked of, but not de
cided upon.
THE RACES AT INGLESIDE
A Tremendous Crowd anthers to Sea Very
Good R.clng
San Francisco, March 18.—An enor
mous crowd witnessed the races this after
noon at Ingleside. It was ladles' day, and
the last day at this track for two weeks.
The weather was first class, while the
track was very fair, considering the recent
spell of wet weather.
The three-quarter mile handicap proved
to be a sensational race. George Miller,
Mobalasca and Sam Leake finished so
close together that it was very difficult to
separate them under tlie wire. Mobalasca
gained tlie verdict by a nose, with George
Miller a nose in front of Sam Leake.
Georgo Miller was the favorite and was
played heavily to win.
Dan lionig's crack. Magnet, who has
been in tbe stable for several months,
started today. The opening price against
him was 7 to 10, but for some inexplicable
reason his price drifted to 7to 1. He won
in the easiest kind of style, beating a good
field.
Three favorites, two second and two
third choices were the winners.
Summaries:
Four and a half furlongs—Rowena B
won, Dura second. Jane Andrews third;
time, O:B7H<
Six furlongs—Schnitz won. Walter J. sec
ond, Tobey third; time, 1:17.
Six furlongs—Mobalasca won. George
M.ller second, Sam Leake third; time,
Mile and a quarter, five hurdles—Hello
won, Bassanio second, Nellie G. third;
time, 2:23%.
'•even furlongs — Derfargilla won, Ca
brillo second, Dungarven third; time,
1:30.
Seven furlongs—Magnet won, Benham
second, Boreas third; time, 1:30 X.
Six furlongs—Charm won. Artist second,
Olive third; lime. I:ltil<a'.
Corbett (lust Apologize
London, March 18.—The Associated
Press lias received a communication which
officially sets at rest the claim that the
National Sporting club has offered a purse
for a fight between Corbett and Fitzsim
mons. The fact of such a claim was first
brought to public attention here by the
news cabled from the United States that
Corbett had signed tlie articles of agree
ment for a contest before the National
Sporting club.
When it was first denied that any offer
had been made for such a contest, and the
report of the denial was cabled to the
Associated Press, the claim of authority
for arranging such a contest was reiterated
by the representativesjof well known sport
ing papers here and in the United States.
The following communication speaks for
itself:
"National Sporting Club, Covent Garden,
Maich 18, 1800.
"To the Associated Press:
"With reference to Corbett-Fitzsimmons,
I beg to state I never offered a purse nor
authorized any pers n lo do so, for a con
test between the above borers.
"If the time should come when the men
are matched, and unconditional apologies
are rendered, this club will be prepared to
make an offer, but not until then. All
other statements contrary to this are abso
lutely false.
(Signed) "Fleming,
"Secretary and Manager."'
FOILED ROBBERS
Two Ofiicere Wounded and One Robber
Thought to Be Killed
Tit. i he, March 10.—An attempt was
made to hold up train No. 19 between
Goshen and Tages' Switch, this morning,
but failed on account of one of the would
be robbers going back on the scheme and
officers of the intended hold-up.
It is presumed his partner did not know
this and went ahead and stopped the
train on which were several officers. Un
der Sheriff Earl Daggett and Constable
Reed of Keedley were on the engine, and
they opened fire upon the robber as soon
as he came Into sight, as he came over the
! back of the tender as the train was run
ning ai full speed. He returned the tire,
one bullet striking Daggett and piercing
the pleural cavity, making a serious
wound. Reed was hit in the shoul
der, but was not seriously wounded.
The olficers say they are confident that
they killed the robber or fatally wounded
him, as Daggett fired a double charge from
a shotgun full in bis face, and when the
train arrived here a large quantity of blood
was found on the tender. As tlie train did
not stop until reaching here it is not known
whether the robber was killed or not. Dag
gett is lying in the hotel here, being at
tended by physicians, while Reed was
able to go home on tbe north-bound train.
SOME STATE NOTES
The Black Oaks group of five mining
claims in Toulumne county hae been sold
to an eastern syndicate for $100,000.
Frank Mallory, the absconding assistant
secretary of the Sutter club, at Sacramen
to, can throw money to the dogs in Yoko
hama or wherever he pleas' s in Japan.
Colonel Dan M. Burns has telegraphed
from Mexico that he has struck the richest
j body of ore yet encountered in his Cande-
I laria mine. The ore runs 30 per cent gold
jto 70 per cent silver, and is similar in ap-
I penrnnee. characteristics and chemical
j properties to the Comstock minerals.
Myrtle Costello, whose mysterious disap
pearance from her home at Santa Cruz last
week caused officers of tlie San Francisco
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Children to search for her, unexpectedly
returned today. She says she went to Sac
ramento to visit friends. It was not until
last Sunday that she snw in the newspa- ,
I pers comments on her disappearance.
! This afternoon Governor Hudd received
i a message from Secretary of State Olney,
! stating that the offense with which Mallory
is charged ia not nn extraditable
i one under the treaty. Mallory is
j known to have sailed for Yoko
hama. Three indictments would have
! met him had he been brought back, for
I the embezzlement of money belonging to
the Sutter club, to W. R. Ormsby and Ira
t Robie, aggregating $2000.
j NOTES FROM OVER THE SEA
Dispatches say serious disturbances are
I made daily at Beyrout. Tt is added 15,000
1 armed Christians paraded ttie streets,
j warning Moslems to be ready to protect
i themselves.
At tho trial yesterday, at Pretoria, of the
! members of the Johannesburg reform com
i mittee, an employe of the "Slroraerjaok"
I mine testified to seeing arms nnd Maxim
i guns unloaded from oil tanks. He esti
i mates that three hundred cases of lilies
and twenty-four Maxims were received.
At yesterday's session of the committee
jon adulteration of food, at London, T. H.
Elliott, secretary of the board of agricul
| lure, testified that among the samples of
! food examined by the government ftfty
] one came from the United .-tates and thirty
; from Canada, not one of whicli was adnl
| tcrated. Germany made the worst show
ing, adulteration having been found iv
thirty-seven out of 101 samples examined.
It is understood at London that Senor
Andrade. the Venezuelan minister at
Washington, has decided to n cognize the
Uruan incident as a separate question, and
good hopes are expressed that his entonto
will lead to an agreement upon a
j for a settlement of the boundary dispute
Iby direct negotiations between I'• reat Bri-
I tain and Venezuela. It is regarded as
certain that tbe United States will cor- >
dlally support such an agreement.
CITY PRICE, PER SINdL" COPY, 3 CENTS
ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, 5 CENTS
THE BILL IS AGREED UPON
UNDER WHICH NICARAGUA CANAL CO*
STRUCTION WILL BE PUSHED.
Government Ownership Being Thought lass
practicable at Present, Government Con.
trolla Provided For—The Bill Will dot*
the Commerce Committee Today.
Associated Press Special Wire,
Washington, Maroh 18.—The Nicaragua,
canal bill to be pushed in the house was)
agreed upon today by the special commit,
tee which has for several weeks wrestles!
with the many schemes introduced.
Mr. Mahon of Pennsylvahia is th*
author of the plan which meets the viwws
of the committee, for the bill adopted la
one introduced by him at the beginning; ot
the session and but two amendments wart
made to it. Government control, with
possible ownership by the United States is)
tho future is the vital principle of the MIL
Government ownership at present was
thought impossible. It was thought by
Mahon and some of the members of tha)
committee that Nicaragua and Costa Rica
might consent to ownership by the United
States but several years—Mr. Mahon says
not less than six years—will be required to
secure tbe necessary legislation from them.
The bill provides for the reorganization
of the Maritime Canal company, the pay
ment of all its debts so that a satisfactory
settlement shall be presented to the secre
tary of the treasury, the selection of. t>
hoard of directora, ten of them named by
the United Mates, eight by the canal com*
pany nnd one each by Nicaragua and
Costa Rica. The issue of bonds mayy no)
exceed $100,000,000, with in teres/ at S
per cent, the bonds to be guaranteed by
the United States and redeemed at th*
pleasure of the government. In consider
ation for its guarantee of the bonds th*
United States is to be given the stock of the
company to any amount equal to the bond*
issued.
The amount of stock to be given thsj
canal company ill payment for the expen
diture and work which it lias put upon the
canal is not to e:tceed $7,000,000. Four
millions of stock, is to be issued to th*
Nicaraguan government and $1,500,000 to
Costa Rica. The bonds are to he secured
by a first mortgage for the United State*
drawn by the attorney-general. They ar*
only to he issued asi they are needed for th*
work of building the canal—flo.ooo.ooo
to be advanced at the beginning—and the)
stock is to be issued in correspond
ing amounts. Out of its net
earnings the company is to pay,
first, the interest of its bonded debt, then
a dividend on the stock not to exceed 5 per
cent, and the halanre, if any, to go into a
sinking fund for the payment of principal
and interest on tlie llrst mortgage. Tbe
canal is to be built by three engineers of
tlie United States army. The changes
made in the original bill increase the
amounts of bonds permitted to be issued
from seventy to one hundred millions, and
the amount of stock to be given the exist
ing company frorr four and one-half mil
lions to seven. The bill will be presented
to the committee on commerce on Friday
for its approval.
THE VALLEY ROAD
The Sixth Assessment Called for -Good Prog,
reas in Construction
San Francisco, Marcli 18.—A sixth as
sessment of 10 per cent has been called for
on the total subscribed capital stock of
$2,445,500 of the San Francisco A San
Joaquin Valley railroad. This was decided
upon at a meeting of the directors this
afternoon. The fifth assessment of 10 per
cent has just been paid in without a single
delinquency. The new assessment will be
delinquent after April 20 next and on May
4 next all stock on which the payments
have not been paid wil Ibe advertised for
sale. It is not anticipated, however, that
there will be any delinquent subscribers
from now on.
The Cotton brothers were awarded tha
contract for the superstructure of the Mer
ced river bridge. This is tbe same firm
which is now building 130 flatcars for th*
company, and it expects to begin deliver
ing them to the road next month. All of
J the cars will be completed by July next, in
time for the company to handle this sea
! son's valley wheat shipments to tidewater.
The deed from Archbishop Kiordan to
the Valley Kailroad Company of the block
of land in Stockton known as the convent
\ block, which is to be the depot site, was
i placed on record yesterday. This trans
| action closes the deals that the Stockton
business men promised to make for the
Valley road, and all of tho land promised
has been deeded to the company. There
is a small sum to be raised to pay off a
claim against one tract, but the amount is
only $1100, and the Commercial Associa
tion hopes to close up the matter this
month.
SOME FRICTION
Dr. Brown's Church Receives the Report ef
the Council
San Francisco, March 18'—Rev. C. O.
Brown met his congregation tonight, and
the report of the council which tried the
pastor of the First Congregational church
was read and received. Judge Advocate
Woodhams of the council led the meeting
in prayer, and a resolution thanking the
I council for its labors was adopted. Dr.
I Brown also thanked tho council, but d*>
\ nied that it had the right to paes on his
conduct in the case of the young lady who
charged him with intimidatiou. He said
that the aliened intimidation tea
! days after the council had been called.
! The smoothness of the meeting was sud
! denly marred when a member of the
i Cnurch named James offered a significant
j resolution—that "the interests of this
church and congregation will be best
I served by a pastor whose name and repu
! taiion have never been called in ques
i tion."
I Immediately there was a buzz of excite-
I ment, and the noise hecarae so great that
|an attempt was made to clear the room of
| strangers. Dr. Brown's friends rallied to
his side and tlie resolution was tabled in
definitely. Tne meeting then adjourned.
The Dsily Strike
PRESCOTT, Ariz., March 18.—Consider
able excitement was created here today
over the discovery of fabulously rich gold
ore twelve miles south of town. Frank
Wright, an old Utah and Colorado pros
pector, was the discoverer, and samples of
■ ore brought to town by him today will go
j away up in the thousands in gold. The
discovery is in an old district and near the
] Senator mine, but aside from the latter
mine very few claims in the district have
been opened up to any extent.
The Omaha Exposition
Omaha, Neb,, March is. Acting under
instructions of the city council. Mayor
Uroatch is sending letters to ">OO mayors
of cities in the transinississippi valley ask
ing them to present the matter to the
councils of their respective municipalities,
urging the adoption of resolutions favoring
the exposition that is lo he held in Omaha
duiing the summer of 18!'8.
A Flour Combine
Milwaukee, Wis., March 18.—Theconv
bination of ilcur millers in the northwest
has gone int > idled, and as a result of the
formal organisation of tlie combination
(lour advanced slightly. FX-ery large mill
in the northwestern territory or spring
wheat district except two in Milwaukee is
said to be a member of the combination.

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