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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 167. THE CAMPAIGN IN EGYPT LEADS THE SUBLIME PORTE TO MAKE APPEAL FOR AID Prance, Russls snd Oermsny Asked to Inter vene, But the Result Likely to be Accomplished Is Increased Activity on the Part of Englsnd Associated Press Soeclal Wire. Constantinople, March 25.—Aa a re mit of an extraordinary cabinet council, which lasted throughout Saturday, the Turkish government has issued an appeal to France and Russia, asking them to in tervene with the object of regulating af fairs in F,gypt. Germany, it is added, was also requested by the Porte to exercise her good offices. Instructions were dispatched to the Turkish ambassador at London to make representations to the Marquis of Salisbury, but their tenor is not known. It Is declared that the action of the Porte is due to the counsels of the French and Rus sian governments, which countries, it is claimed, have submitted that the present is an opportune time for Turkey to raise the question of her suzerainty over Egypt being practically usurped by Great Britain. There is no doubt that considerable an noyance is felt by the porte at the fact that Turkey was not consulted in regard to tho advisability of dispatching a British-Egyp tian expedition up the Nile, and the feeling of irritation has been increased by the khedive also ignoring the porte entirely. Reproaches have, in consequence, been ad dressed to the Ottoman commissioners in Egypt for not taking steps to prevent *the organization of the expedition, as it is feared that the effect of the advance up the Nile will be felt elsewhere than on the frontiers of Egypt, and that the Arabs of Yemen (the principal division of Arabia adjacent to the strait of Bab-el Mandeb) may be encouraged to fresh hostility to the Turkish authorities. In diplomatic circles here it is believed that the steps taken by the porte to protest against the expedition to Dongola will not have more than a moral effect, and though it is admitted that France and Russia will refuse their consent to the use of the Egyptian reserve fund, it is generally un derstood that nothing short of armed in terference of those two nations will pre vent (Ireat Britain from pushing the Soudan campaign. Indeed, there are people who believe that the appeal of the Porte to France, Russia and Germany to intervene will have an effect in Great Britain con trary to the one hoped for. While it is known that no great enthusiasm exists in England over the prospects of another bloody and expensive campaign in the Soudan, the appeal of Turkey to the recognized enomies of Great Britain for in tervention may arouse the war spirit of the British isles, and so the sultan may nlay into the hands of British statesmen while aiming to do the reverse. The more thts view of the case is considered the more plausible it is asserted it becomes, for Englishmen of both parties have alreahy declared themselves against the proposed Soudan campaign, and tiie expedition might have been allowed to flicker out after the occupation of Akasheh. Now, however, the British may be spurred to push onward to Khartoum, as there is a great difference, it is pointed out, between a graceful backdown in the face of popular opinion in Great Britain and a humiliating retreat in the face of the adverse repre sentations of France and Ru-sia. It is true, it is argued, that there are only about 5,000 purely British troops in Egypt, but this number could be promptly in* eroased by drafts from India and Great Britain, and the task of "driving" the British out of Egypt, as suggested by the more fiery of the French newspapers, might be more difficult than calculated upon by them. If the ostensible object of the Anglo- Egyptian Nile expedition is to be accom plished, namely, creating a diversion whicli will relieve Kassala, it must be done speedily. The distance from Wady Haifa, the southern boundary of Egypt, to Don gola is about 300 miles. But the route is a most arduous one even for the black troops of Egypt and especially so at this period on account of the low water of the Nile, necessitating the employment of im mense numbers of camels for transporta tion and tiie possible building of a light railroad. Then, admitting that Dongola is reached without serious reverses, which is by no means certain, that place is not like ly to capitulate easily. A long siege may be necessary and the 20,000 to 30, --000 men the mahdi may muster there, possibly under Osman Digna, may prove more than a match for the 20,000 British- Egyptian troops which will reach Dongola after a most wearisome march from Wady Haifa. Then even with Dongola fallen, Kassala la not necessarily relieved, and the capture of the latter place by the der vishes would threaten Suakim and Tokar. The possession of Dongola, it is explained, is necessary in order to defend Egypt against dervish raids. It consists ot a for tified town in a district of the same name. Locally the place is known as El Ordeh and was the headquarters of Sir Herbert Stewart's troops in 1884. An advance from there in the direction of Berber could hardly be made until August or Septem ber. Therefore the Soudan campaign, it is said, would in all probability have died out had it been allowed to take its own course, but intervention would be likely to make what is originally a party measure a na tional question, uniting all parties for the defense of Great Britain against France and Russia. ITALIAN ACTION Rome, March 25. —The senate by a vote of 109 to 6 has adopted the credit asked for by the government for contemplated operations in Africa consequent upon the defeat of the Italian army al Adowa. The amount of the credit is 140,000,000 lire. The speakers during the debate pointed out that tbe attitude of great Britain showed the Anglo-Italian alliance was an accomplished fact and rested upon a more solid basis than mere treaties and proto cols. The duke of Sermoneta, the minister of foreign affairs, replied on behalf of the government. He said the position of Can sala was regulated by a protocol of April, 1891. "The rights of the Egyptian govern ment," the duke continued, "are suspend ed, and pot renounced. If the Dongola ex pedition recaptures the Soudan, and Great Britain desires it, we must restore Cat s da." (Sensation.) The Duke of Sermoneta continued that the alliance of Italy with Great Britain was founded on real sympathy, but it was an alliance of sentiment. The previous cabinet, he said, was wholly responsible for the African disasters. | Cheers. ] Sisno.- Saracco, who was minister of public works in the Crispi cabinet, chal lenged the government to produce docu ments. No orders were given, lie said, by the previous government to prosecute a war to the knife. This statement produced an uproar in the senate, but Signor Saracco proceeded to say: "fjet the senate judge between the Duke of Sermoneta and the Crispi cab inet. If victory had smiled upon Italy the present ministry would not have been in power". This statement evoked a storm of groans and hisses from the government support ers, mingled with cheers from the opposi tion. The president exhorted the senate to be calm. The marquis di Rudini, tbe premier, in hia reply accepted the respon sibility for the duke of Sermonetas re- Uatks, which, he said, were provoked by Baron Blanc. He proceeded then to con demn the previous government, whose pol icy of sending a handful of men against a strong military power he had never ap proved. Regarding the relations with England, the premier said they were those of tradi tional and affectionate friendship. It waa therefore strange that Baron Blanc, the former minister of foreign affairs, claimed the honor of having effected the alliance. The position of Italy, with regard to Cassala. he contin ued, brought her into intimate relations with England. The government wished to maintain Erythera in a strong military position, but it would renounce all desire of conquest in Tigre, and would not in clude a clause for a protectorate in the peace treaty. That, he said, was not a surrender, because the protectorate over Abyssinia was never established, and was a mere ambition of the previous ministry. Such, said the premier, were the condi tions under which the government would continue the war if it was unable to con clude a worthy peace. Premier Kudini's statement today that the green book could not be published be cause the documents relating to the sur render of Makalon disappeared when Colonel Galliano was taken ptisonera I Adowa, has produced an intense sensation. TURKISH INTRIGUE London, March 2d.—The Constantinople correspondent of the Times has heard that for the last year intrigues were on foot be tween the palace and Osman Digna which were likely to embarrass Italy and Eng land. According to this dispatch the Turkish minister and first secretary of the Turkish legation at Washington have been recalled, owing to the sympathy for the Armenians manifested in the United States. It is said that the sultan has promised Abraham Pasha £10,000 if he succeeds in inducing the Armenian patriarch to retire. ARBITRATION APPROVED London Chambers of Commerce Hope for a Permanent Board London, March 25.—At the banquet of the associated chambers of commerce to night there were present as guests T. W. P.UBsell, parliamentary secretary of the local government board; Right Hon. A. J. Mundella, ex-president of the board of trade; Lord George Hamilton, secretary of state for the Indian department; several of the ambassadors in London and a large number of the members of parliament presided. Charles Ritchie, president of the board of trade, in his address, dwelt upon the feeling here antagonistic to a conflict with the United States in the present diffi culty. The position had led to the hope, he said, that there would soon be a happy solution. The government had always de cided to solve the difficulty by arbitration within lines which, it was believed, would be approved by England. The govern ment went further and said it would ba glad to found a permanent board of arbi tration between (ireat Britain and the United States. The American govern ment, he said, was now considering pro poaals emanating from Lord Salisbury which, it was hoped, would result in the es tablishment of a system by whicli arbitra tion would be possible in all cases. I Cheers. | An addition to the Venezuela blue book, in the shape of a list of the errata with the necessary corrections, was issued this afternoon. CONVENTION NOTES South Dikot* Instructs for IcKlnley—Texas Prefers Reed Hcbon, S. D. March 2.".—The Republi can etate convention today declared for McKinley and reaffirmed the tinancial plank of the Minneapolis convention of 1892. The resolutions adopted declare for a protective tariff and instructed the dele gates to the St. Louis convention to use every honorable means to secure the nom ination of McKinley. The election of delegates by districts resulted: L. B. French of Yankton, R. F. Pettigrew of Minnehaha, C. G. Sherwood of Clark, D. A. Misener of Davidson, Dave Williams of Day, H. G. Meachara of Potter, W. V. Lu cas of Fall Kiver and W. E. Smead of Lawrence. Ai stin. Tex., March 25—The State Re publican convention did practically nothing in the matter of selecting delegates 'o the St, Louis convention. At a late hour to night the convention had not been 'organ ized, and was waiting the report of the committee on credentials. This commit tee, of which a strong Keed man is chair man, will probably not conclude its labors before daylight tomorrow. In the mean time the convention adjourned until 10 oclock tomorrow morning. Tonight the McKinley faction held a secret caucus. It is learned they have agreed to bolt the convention tomorrow if their leaders deem it advisable. All indi cations point to a stormy session tomor row. Women's Tempersnce Work Chicago, March 25.—Miss Frances E. Willard authorizes the statement that the national convention of the W. C. T. IT. for 1896 will be held at St. Louis almost without a doubt. The convention will be held in September or October. It waa de cided to hold three conferences on the Pa cific coast, at Seattle, Portland and San Francisco, during tbe winter. Fraternal delegates were appointed to the annual convention of the British Women's Tem perance association to be held in London the last week in May, as follows: Miss Willard, president of the World's union; Miss Anna Gordon, assistant secretary of the World's W. C. T. U.; Mrs. L. M. N. Stevens of Maine, vice-president at large of the naticnal and president of tha Maine union; Mrs. Katherine Lente Stevenson of Massachusetts, corresponding secretary of the National W. C. T. II.; Miss Frances E. Bacliem of Kentucky, recording secretary of the national union and president of Kentucky: Miss Mary Hunt of Massachus etts, world's superintendent of scientific temperance instruction; Mrs. Hannah B. Bailey of Maine, world's superintendent of peace and arbitration, and Mrs. J. X, Barney of Rhode Island, prison evangelist. Butler Belittled Ho ton, March 25.—General Butler's military career was severely scored today when the bill providing for the erection of an equestrian, or military statue of Butler came up before the committee on ways and means at tbe state house. The re monstrants were called upon today and Colonel Thomas L, Livermore spoke. He declared Butler's exploits were dwarfed by thousands of acta performed by other Massachusetts men. Butler did not lead the regiment through Baltimore—he was in Philadelphia. He did not seize Annap olis. From April, 1861, to May, 1865, General Butler never directed the move ments of a man in the face of the enemy. After that he directed the army in one battle, Drury's Bluff, and then he was compelled to retire. The reason he never again attempted to direct troops was be cause he saw he was not fit to do it. Among the other remonstrants were .1. Malcom Forbes, General Francis A. Walker, John C. Itopes, Major-General Higgins and Moorfield Story. Will Be narrled Today Chicago, March 25.—Charlotte Huhn, known on the stage aa Charlotte Behrens, the leading lady in Robert Mantell's com pany, obtained a divorce from her hus band, Edwin E. Huhn, in Judge Tuley's court today. Mr. Mantell appeared on her behalf. He testified that Mrs. Huhn had been with his company for six years, and that during that time she has supported herself. Miss Behrens will become Mrs. Robert Mautell at 11 oclock tomorrow at the residence of Attorney R, A. Wade. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. THURSDAY MORNING-. MARCH 26, 1896. THE FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS FEES FIXED FOR UNITED STATES ATTOR- NEVS AND MARSHALS Senstor Plstt Introduces a Resolution Pro posing Adjournment on May a—The House Makes flood Progress With the Nsvsl Ap propriation Bill as Reported Associated Press Special Wire. Washington, March 25.—The first refer ence to the adjournment of congress came in the senate today in a formal resolution offered by Mr. I'latt proposing an adjourn ment on May ad. Mr. I'latt said his pur pose was to call attention to the desirabil ity of an early adjournment. The resolu tion was referred to the appropriation com mittee,as any determination as to adjourn ment must depend upon the condition of appropriation bills. The adoption of a resolution allowing ex-President Harrison to receive decorations from Spain and Brazil was postponed by an objection from Allen (Populist of Nebraska). During the day Mr. Gallinger of New Hampshire pro posed an amendment prohibiting the United states or any state from giving any recognition or financial aid lo any church or religious institution. Most of the day was spent on the legislative appropriation bill, which is not yet completed. The question of reforming the fee sys tem of the United States district attorneys and marshals occasioned much debate. Mr. Hoar opposed the change from fees to salaries by means of an appropriation bill, as it was a large subject needing sep arate treatment. Mr. Alien, Populist of Nebraska, attacked the high salaries proposed to be given to district attorneys, and criticised the man ner in which these salaries were being put through the senate. He declared that the office of district attorney was given fre quently in payment of political debts, and instead of requiring a high degree of legal learning the places sometimes went to "shysters" who could not earn a living out of ollice. Mr. George, Democrat of Mississippi, at tacked the entire policy of giving high sal aries, and showed that the governors and attorneys-general of the states received less by half than the bill proposed allowed federal district attorneys. Mr. Allen also criticized the provision allowing the attorney-general to designate the number of deputy marshals. He spoke against the "horde of officeholders." t'nder Buchanan the government cost $50,000, --000 annually, and now it costs $500,000, --000. In that time the population had doubled but the government expenditures had increased ten-fold. Officials were thrusting their nands into the treasury and by hook and crook, mainly by crook, seek ing to increase their salaries. The purpose of this provision was to add to the offices controlled by a legislative office. Mr. Hoar responded warmly that the senate could not waste its time investigat ing into the details of deputy marshals in each of the seventy-seven districts in the United States. If it did it would become a laughing stock. If the government could not trust the attorney-general with this duty, then the American government bad better shut up shop and apply to some Populist club to carry on its affairs. After ah extended debate the salaries of district attorneys and marshals were agreed to as reported with a few minor changes. .... The legislative appropriation bill was not completed when, at 5:30, the senate went into executive session and soon after adjourned. The senate, in executive session, con firmed the following nominations: John J. Brice of California, to be gsh commis sioner; R. L. Miller of Virginia, to be con sul of the United States at Hull, England -, Ethelbert Watts of Pennsylvania, to be consul of the United States at Horgen, Switzerland; J. T. Wright of South Dakota, to be an Indian inspector; John Lane of Washington, to be an Indian iuspector. IN THE HOUSE flood Progress Hade With the Nsvy Appro- prlatlons Bill Washington, March 26,—The house to day took up tho navy appropriations bill and made such rapid progress with it that when the adjournment was reached all the paragraphs had been passed save those re lating to the increase of the navy. The bill carries $31,611,0:14, or $2,468,438 more than the current law, and authorizes four new battleships and fifteen torpedo boats, the cost of which complete will be almost $35,000,000. Not a single amend ment was adopted, although there was an effort to provide for a new dry dock at the League island yard. During the day Mr. Boutelle and Mr. Wheeler continued their altercation of yesterday over the record of the Democrats on the bill to retire Geneial Grant. The other incident of the day arose in connection with an attack made by Mr. Cannot, chairman of the appropria tions committee, upon the naval officers detailed at the naval observatory. In reply to a question from Dingley, Mr Boutelle explained that about $9,000,000 was carried by the bill for the increase in the navy already authorized and $3,250, --000 for work on tbe four new battleships and fifteen torpedo boats authorized iv the bill. The two battleships being constructed at Newport News would cost each $2,220, --000 for hull and machinery, $600,000 for armor and $2,000,000 for armament. As suming that that would be the cost of the four new battleships authorized by the bill, they would cost about $14,000,000, and the increase in the navy authorized by the bill would cost, for completion, about $35,000,000, of which but $3,350,000 was' carried by the bill was $31,611,034-$2. --468,438 more than the current bill. Mr. Cummings (Democrat of New York), a member of the committee, gave the bill his hearty endorsement, stuting tbat in his opinion it was the most economical bill ever reported from the naval committee. Our naval establishment should keep pace with the progress of the world, he said. It was our duty to maintain a ratio of in crease with the warships of England. The best defense was the means of offense. After a few remarks by Mr. Low (Repub lican of New York) in favor of the bill, general debate was closed and the bill was read for amendment under the five-minute rule. Mr. Bingham (Republican of Pennsylva nia) offered an amendment to appropriate $200,000 toward the completion of a dry dock lo cost net exceeding $750,000 at the League island navy yard, Philadelphia. Mr. Dingley made the point of order, which was sustained, that the appropria tion was not authorized by existing laws. Mr. Cannon (Republican of Illinois) an tagonized the provision in the bill for tbe erection of residences on the grounds of the naval observatory. These buildings, he said, were occupied by favorite naval officers who were nominally in charge of astronomical observations, but who prac tically knew no more about astronomy than the average member of congress. Mr. Boutelle protested indignantly against Mr. Cannon's interference with the work of the naval committee, lie paid a high tribute to the attainments of the naval officers. In the American navy, he said, there has been some of the bright est minds in the scientific world. Mr. Robinson of Pennsylvania, who was educated at Annapolis and served eleven years as an officer of the navy, defended the attainments of these naval officers and poked fun at Mr. Cannon in a good humored way. "Soon after Mr. Cannon came here from his prairie home in Illi nois for service", said Mr. Robinson, "ha embarked on a steamer on the Potomac river. While pacing the deck he started back in amazement from an open hatcn way exclaiming, 'My God, she is hollow." [Laughter.] When the paragraph in the bill relating to the increaaed new navy was reached the committee rose, and 4:50 the house ad journed. WIRE WAIFS The treasury yesterday lost $343,500 in gold coin, which leaves the true amount of the reserve $120,844,473. Mr. Booth-Tucker sailed for New Yoik on the steamer Majestic, which left Liver pool today. Hia sick child is recovering. A dispatch from Bombay reports a tre mendous fire in the native quarter of Cal cutta, as the result of whicli many persons were killed. The remains of Mr. Thomas Hughes, Q. C, who died at Brighton, England, on Sun lay last, were interred yesterday in the presence of a crowd of friends and ad mirers. Prof. R. A. Fessenden of the University of Pennsylvanaia, who has been working hard in conjunction with I'rof. James Keeler, in making developments with X rays, has invented a meter whereby they cafl be measured. The families owning two of the largest breweries in Milwaukee were united by marriage ties when Miss Ida I ihlrin be came the wife of Frederick Pabst, Jr.. last evening. The presents are valued at hundreds of thousands. Edouard Remenyi, the violinist, is seri ously ill at the home of a friend at Daven port, lowa, He was in a critical condition Monday, but is now gradually improving. All engagements have been canceled. He is suffering from lung trouble and dropay, due to overwork. Brigadier - General Thomas Lincoln Casey, retired, for many years chief of engineers of the United States army, died suddenly at Washington. He was best known through the fact that the Washing ten monument was completed by him after it had remained for years in an un finished state. Representative Sparry of .Connecticut, from the postofflce committee has reported to the house a bill agreed upon by the com mittee fixing the maximum salary of letter carriers in cities of more than 75,000 pop ulation at $ 1200 a year, and in cities less than 75,000 inhabitants $1000 a year. Henry Piper, charged with stealing amal gam from the Carson mint in 1803, was found guilty in the United States court yesterday, and will be sentenced Saturday. The prosecution fixed the value of the stolen amalgam at $1. The jury recom mended the defendant to the mercy of the court. The transmissouri road? have not been aa liberal with the G. A. K. as the roads in the Western Passenger association. They have decided upon a rate of one fare for the round trip for the annual encampment in St Paul, instead of a rate of one cent per mile, as authorized by the roads of the Western Passenger association. There is now little doubt that Annie Mo- Grath, found dead at 2926 Girard avenue, Philadelphia, on Monday night, was either killed as a result of a plan for a double suicide with Samuel Langdon, the wealthy conl operator, whose mistress she was, or that she alone committed suicide. The evidence thus far adduced points al most conclusively to the theory that Lang don took her life, then attempted to com , mit suicide, but forsook this purpose and fled. Mrs, Davidson Acquitted San Francisco, March 25.—T0 the sur prise of almost every one, Mrs. Mary A. Davidson was acquitted of the charge of extorting $500 from Rev. 0. O, Brown in the superior court today. The rapidity with whicli the verdict was rendered al most took die breath away from those in terested. Dr. Brown, the only witness for the prosecution, was responsible for the verdict by his own testimony. He testified that he paid the money to Mrs. Davidson, and when asked if the money was paid through fear said it was paid only to secure written evidence in the form of a receipt against Mrs. Davidson. Brown was asked the question half a dozen times in various forms, but stuck to his reply. Thereupon the court instructed the jury to acquit, which was done. When Been after her acquittal Mrs. Davidson declined to be in terviewed as to her future actions. She expressed satisfaction at the advertise ment her business had received from the Overman letters and said she would re main in San Francisco. The Talbot Leaked San Francisco. March 25.—The oil carrying bark Talbot, which sailed three weeks ago from San Pedro, arrived in port today leaking badly. The aged bark was two months ago transformed from a regu lar cargo vessel for the purpose of carry ing Lob Angeles oil from San Pedro to this port. Shortly before the Talbot Bailed she sprung a leak, and for a time her condition appeared serious, but Caption Johnson thought the leak of no consequence and sailed. On the way up the coast heavy head winds were encountered which de layed the Talbot. Slow progress was in evitable, for, coupled with the unfavorable winds, the craft was leaking so badly that the pumps had to be used throughout tbe voyage. Prospective Appointments. Washington, Maroh 25.—A number of vacancies will occur in the board of man agers of soldiers' homes this year, and the Kepublican members of the house military affairs committee have decided to recom mend to the full committee the appoint ment of General Franklin of Connecticut, ex-Kepreeentative Thomas Henderson of Illinois, G. T. Beale of Maine ahd repre sentative George VV. Steele of Indiana to fill the vacancies. Messrs. Franklin and Steele will succeed themselves, Mr. Hen derson will take the place now held by General John C, Black of Chicago, and Mr. Beale will succeed General Fessenden of Maine who declined reappointment. Legislative Foolery COLUMBUS, 0., March 20,—The Fosdyke bill to prohibit the wearing of high hats by women in theaters was passed in the house last night after a lengthy debate. Mr. Hosier offered an amend ment fining the management of an opera hcuso or theater for permit ting a person to wear an obstruction in the shape of a hat or headgear, and the amendment was agreed to. Mr, Stewart proposed to amend tbe bill making it a miedemeanor for men to go out between acts for drinks; also requiring the gover nor to appoint a chief inspector of hats. These amendments were disagreed to. Triuble In Bolivia Lim a, Peru, March 25.—Word haß been received here that a mutiny has broken out in the army in Bolivia and several per sons had been killed and injured. The outbreak has been attended witli great ex citement. It is now thought probable the elections will not take place owing to the mutiny, as it is feared some one will ha imposed upon the country by force of arms. The minister of Bolivia here has demanded the claims of his government on Peru be arranged. Affairs in Pretoria LONDON, March 20. —A Pretoria dispatch to the Times says it is rumored there that the situation is serious. The dispatch also says President Kruger does not go to Eng land. Mr. Chamberlain has requested an immediate reply tn his former note of in vitation and President Kruger has asked for an extension of time for an answer. Bitter feeling is running high against the reform leaders, whose position will be critical In the event of further friction. THE RECOGNITION OF CUBA DISCUSSION HAD BUT NO AGREEMENT REACHED BY THE COMMITTEE The Indications Point to ths Acceptance of tbe Senste Resolutions, According Bel ligerent Rights to the Insurgents—Spanish Press Prints Pessimistic Comment Associated Press Special wire. Washington, March 25.—The conferees of the houses on the Cuban resolutions held another meeting today but again ad journed without reaching a conclusion. They, fJßjrever, went far enough to justify the be lief that another session, which will be held tomorrow, will conclude the confer ence. The indications favor the recession of the house from its position and the ac ceptance of the senate resolutions. The difficulties of getting any legislation which is opposed, as the Cuban resolutions are, through the senate under the present rules is well understood by the conferees, and the conviction is gradually forcing itself upon them that the safest course to pur sue is the one which will not require any further action by the senate. The house members of the conference are loath to give up their resolutions, but it is under stood they will do so if it is made neces sary to secure the concurrence of the two bodies. Senator Cameron's contribution" to the senate resolution that the friendly offices of the United States should be offered by the president to the Spanish government for the recognition of the independence of Cuba is antagonized by the house con ferees, one of whom said it would be equally diplomatic and proper to offer friendly offices to Great Britain for the at tainment of Canada's independence. On the other hand, the clause of the house resolutions looking to intervention lo pro tect the interests of the United States is opposed by the senatorial side of the con ference, although the house conferees think it more tenable than the Cameron clause. Concerning the expression of sympathy with the insurgents and the recommendation that the United States should accord them belligerent rights there was no great controversy. In case the senate resolutions are accept ed by the conference, the question will again be thrown into the house and in all probability more riebate may be had in that body when the conferees make their report, and several members are preparing speeches in anticipation of the opportunity, C iba's most ardent partisans on the for eign affairs committee think the matter of words is of small importance, and that congress should present a solid front to other nations in the matter. A PESSIMISTIC rBESs Madrid, March 25.—A majority of the newspapers here print pessimistic com ment upon the Cuban discuseion at Wash ington, and point to the fact that three senators upon the joint committee have distinguished themselves by showing ill will for Spain. These newspapers claim that this is not a reassuring symptom and urge the government to prepare for every eventuality. They declare that while the vote on belligerent rights has not been finally carried the conflict continues. The press also refers to the fact that the Span ish squadron lemains in Spanish waters, ready to depart at Bnv moment. The offi cial press, however, takes a more, optim istic view of the situation. ATTEMPTS AT RIOTING. Barcelona, March 25.—After the muni cipal band had played a patriotic march a few students became extra enthusiastic and burned a small American Hag and marched in the direction of the United States consulate. The "pat.iots" how ever, were dispersed by the police before reaching the consulate. The United States consul was standing on the balcony and witne.sed the gathering of the groups of people without being molested. The pub lic, however, expressed indignation at the attitude of the consul, declaring it to be "provoking". A POURIBPONDINT iXPE I.'D. Havana, March 25.—Elbert Sappteye, the correspondent in Cuba of a New York newspaper, was expelled from the country today by order of the Spanish authorities. General Ahumada today reviewed the Urbano battalion, consisting of 2000 mer chants who have volunteered for military duty. The colonel in command of the battalion is the so-called railroad king, Arguelles. The volunteers marched past the palace and were loudly cheered by the crowds assembled. General Weyler, who was on the balcony of the palace, was also enthusiastically greeted. AN EXPEDITION LANDED Havana, March 25.—1t is learned that an expedition, supposed to be that from the steamer Bermuda, has landed between Guantanamo ond the city of Santiago de Cuba, in the province of the latter name. Twelve sailors on board the Spanish gun boat Conde Venadito have died of the yel low fever. It is also learned that several Americans, members of an expedition which landed at Manzanillo, four months ago, have died of yellow fever. A report was circulated here that Max imo Gomez is a very sick man and is suf fering with a high fever. It is for this reason, it is said, that he has avoided all engagements with the Spanish of late and has remained quiet, leaving the nctiv* con duct of the canipoian to Antonio Maceo and his other lieutenants. INSURGENT CAINS New York. March J.".—A special to the World from Havana says: The adoption by tbe senate and house at Washington of resolutions looking to the recognition of the rebels as belligerents has fired such hope in the Cubai s that thousands have joined the insurgents in the field in the last ten days. A score or so of men often leave Havana quietly on some excuse at.d pin the rebels, who are still only fifteen miles distant. The sugar planters dare not grind, iv spite of General Weyler's orders. All preparations to do so have again ceased. ELEPHANT HUNTING Chicago Policemen Decline a Chance to Hunt Bin Game Chicago, March '25.— A crazed elephant, which had killed her keeper and escaped from her quarters, charged up und down ihe streets and alleys of the west side tins afternoon, and although escorted in her wanderings by a small army of police men, was not captured until late tonight. The animal was the big elephant Gypsy, attached to a traveling show, f rank Scott, whom she killed this afternoon, has bad charge of her for a number of years. About 1 oclock he went into the stall v. here the big beast was confined and cast her loose. He then drove her into the alley and proceeded to give her the daily exer cise. Scott mounted Gypsy's head and rode her around for a few m mutes, finally stopping her nearly in front of the barn. Reaching over in front, Scott jammed the iron hook, witli which he controlled the beast, into her flesh just above the right eye. Then he slid down her forehead to the ground Scarcely had his feet touched the ground when Gypsy raised her trunk and threw Scott to Ihe ground. She then seized the man in her trunk, raised him him high in the air and hurled him against the doors of a shed. The force with which he was cast against the doors broke them down and Scott landed on the ground inside, crushed and broken. "Help!" he cried; "she will Kill me." Hearing tbe noise from inside the shed, Uypsy reached in with her irunk after ber 50 Cents a Month by Carrier keener, who made all the effort bli injured condition would allow, to get out of her reach. He continued to cry for aid and st; 11 Gypsy tried to get at him. Mrs. Fred Irwin, who lives on Jackson boulevard, ran into the alley and tried to reach the doors of the barn in order to summon aid. But her movements were observed by Gypsy, and with a scream the elephant ran for Mrs. Irwin. She turned for her own gate and reached it barely in time to avoid the big brute as she thun dered into the alley. A call was immediately sent in to the West Lake police station and the ambu lance was dispatched to the scene. The officers, after much trouble, managed to get Scott away, but he died in a short time. Meanwhile Gypsy was wandering at her own sweet will. She strolled from the barn to Jackson boulevard and back again. Twenty policemen were called from the 1 West Lake street police station, half a dozen from Warren avenue station aud ten park policemen undei Captain I'atrik. No one cared 10 tackle the brute. When he was first informed of the affair Harris, owner of the animal, offered large sums for a man who would shoot her, but no one would do it. Had Gypsy charged into the street at any time her victims would have numbered many, for the boulevard was thronged. The animal waa finally quieted by the elephant trainers from the city parks. The real name of the elephant is said to be Empress, although she goes by the name of tiypsy, owing to her reputation for dangeious temper. Scott is the third man she has Killed. CANADIAN CONDITIONS Considered at a Dinner to the Secretary lor Colonies Dr. Montague, Sir Robert Herbert, Gen eral Galway, Hon. Stevely Hill. Admiral MeClintock, Sir Bartlefrere Colmer and Messrs. W, E. M. Tomlinson, S. Gedge and T. T. Bucknill, Q. C, members of parlia ment, and many Canadians were present at the dinner given to the Rt. Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, by the Canada club. Mr. Cham berlain replied to a toast to the health of Lord Aberdeen, in which were coupled the names of Chamberlain and Montague. He said there were many men on both sides of the Atlantic who had once assum ed that it was the manifest destiny of Canada to be absorbed into the great re public on its southern frontier. (Cries of "No, never.") Mr. Chamberlain continued: "That was the opinion. It is an ancient controversy, and I will not refer to it now, except to re mark the contrast between the doubt and hesitation then, and the determination now of every son of Canada to maintain the local constitution in his special iden tity, and at the same time to draw closer the bonds which unite him to the parent state, "The shadow of war did darken the horizon, and to none was the shadow more ominous than to our fellow citizens of Canada." Remarking that it was natural that Canada should take the initiative, Mr. Chamberlain cited the resolutions of the Ottawa conference in favor of a customs arrangement between Great Britain aud the colonies and also Mr. McNeil's resolu tion in the Canadian legislature on Tues day favoring an ad valorem duty on for eign imports. Although he foresaw a very serious dislocation of trade with England if such proposal became effective, Mr. Chamberlain asserted the proposal merited respectful consideration. This proposal, Mr. Chamberlain proceeded, wcuid involve at least a small duly on food ' and raw material and would increase the cost of living and the preanure on the work ing classes. It would also tend to increase the cost of production, and would thereby prejudice us in competing with foreign countries in neutral markets. It is useless for us to shut our eyese to these facts. In return we should get a very small consid eration in the shape cf a preference, maybe 2 per cent, and perhaps even 5 per cent, in competing with colonial manufactures. This is a very startling proposal for a free trade country, and seems in its present form impossible for us to adopt. Mr. Chamberlain called particular atten tion to Lord Ripon's statement that an arrangement creating a customs union comprising the whole empire, by which the aggregate customs revenue might be equi tal ly proportioned among the principal communities, would in principle be free from objection. The Times says: Mr. Chamberlain's stirring speech departed from the tradi tional commonplaces of imperial protec tion and struck boldly the keynote of free trade within the empire. It is important to note that while the speech appears to meet with an encouraging reception, Can ada has hitherto been more committed to the protectionist system iiian any other colony. Even in Canada, however, protec tion is less popular than formerly. 'ihe Standard (Conservative) says: Mr. Chnmberlain's speech will ba remembered as marking the beginning of a fresh era in the relations between the colonies and the mother country. The Daily News (Liberal) says: We are not prepared to abandon free trade for a doubtful prospect of ingratiating ourselves with tbe colonies. Mr. Chamberlain's sug gestion is displayed at a peculiarly un fortunate moment. Mr. Chamberlain was absent from the discussion and from the discussion of Mr. Long's bill applying rigid protection against one of Canada's principal exports. He is none the lees responsible for the bill, and if he means what he said last evening he ought to resign unless the bill is with drawn. The Daily Graphic says: Mr. Chamber lain has again arisen to a great opportuni ty. We want to get to business. Mr. Chamberlain has made the first move. It is the crooked move of a knight, but it is a thing to be thankful for. The Morning Host says: It may be de scribed as an epoch making speech. The Salisbury cabinet, in developing this policy, will earn the gratitude of generations of Englishmen yet unborn. Intriguing for Clarence New York, March 26.—A special to the World from King-ton, Jamaica, says: Honduras is eaid to be intriguing to rein state Chief Clarence os head of the Mos quito territory. The object is to deprive Nicaragua of ite Caribbean littoral, it is said, and to conatitute a separate state which will be allied to Honduras. No Official Advices Washington, March 25. — When in formed tonight of the advices to the Lon don News from Constam inople that he and ! his lirst secretary were to he recalled, j Mavrojani B°y, the Turkish minister here, , made an emphatic denial. He said no j official notice of the intimated recall had been received at the legation. Ouay Delegates j Hariusburg, Pa., March 25.—The Re i publican conferees of the Nineteenth con ! gressional district today elected C. H. Mul- I lin and S. L. Johns delegates to the I national convention. Resolutions endors | ing Senator Quay for president were en dorsed. Captain Lockwood Dead New York, March 26.—A special to the Word from Colon says: The death of Captain Lockwood, of the Pacitlc Mail steamship City of Para, in I'anama, is an nounced. He had been ailing and intended returning to New York. An Iron Failure St. Louis, Mo., March 25.—At a late hour this afternoon tbe Pullis Bros. Iron company made as assignment. Liabilities are said to ba about 150,000; assets 1515,- Ann CITY PRICB, PBR SINOLE COPY, j CSNTa ON TRANSPORTATION LINES, 5 CUNTS LABOR'S EIGHT-HOUR DAY RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THB AMERJ* CAN FEDERATION OF LABOR Other Economic Theories Should Be Sokes* dlnated to the Great Task ol Olvlflg War* to the Unemployed and Bettering tas Condition el Tollers Asioelated Press Special Wire. Indianapolis, Ind., March 25. — Tfs» executive council of the American Federap tion of Labor adjourned this afternoon. It was given out that the headquarters will be moved at the close of the present year 10 some other city, probably to Chicago. The following resolution on the eight-hour day was unanimously adopted and given out as the sentiment of the council: At this hour, when myriads of workers are seeking employment and, in their despair numbers of them are captivated by the seductive theories and glittering promises of securing state help, we, tha American Federation of Labor, reaffirm the necessity of concentrating all the) forces of the practical labor movement by the voluntary and collective efforts of trades union, backed by a sympathetic public opinion. The general and constant introduction of machinery, the minute subdivision off labor, the Irregularity of employment, tha continually recurring periods of industrial stagnation and financial panics, the hope less wail of the unemployed, all demand equalization ot the opportunities that will come in the general adoption of the eight hour day. All other lines and economia theories within our ranks should be sub ordinated to the great task of giving work to the unemployed nnd bettering the wages and conditions of all who toil. There is no movement of more value to the working people than that which will lighten the burdens of those who are over worked and underpaid and which will give employment to those who wander over by ways and highways searching in vain for a better chance to live. Tiie realization of the eight hour day to them means better food and raiment, happier homes, better citizens, a nobler manhood and a highjtr civilization. As we approach this question we realize fully the magnitude of the interested aud selfish forces arrayed against us, the in* ditrerence of the working people them selves, their old-time prejudices and tbe many dissensions which divide them. .More than all, we recognize the need for » more thorough and complete organization of every craft and occupation on trade union lines before we can undertake a general or simultaneous stand for an eight hour day. This severe industrial crisis from which we are now emerging, how ever, should be a helpful lesson to lead the industrial classes into such compact organ ization which, when once attained, will bring still greater achievements for tbe working people. We heartily approve the short-hour work day as asked by the Journeymen Horse shoer National union, and we extend to the Brotherhood of Carpenters our united assistance and co-operation in their pres ent efforts to reduce the hours of toil. We congratulate them that they are in a posi tion to undertake this movement without our financial aid. To insure continned and successful efforts by the working people in this direc tion, the president and secretary of the American Federation of labor are hereby directed to issue an address to the wage workers of the country, urging them to join the trades union movement with a view to securing all possible advantages resulting from organization, and especially to put into operation the eight-hour work day as soon as business will justify such action without injury to the public. That the aforesaid officers notify the ex ecutive heads of all unions affiliated with the American Federation of Labor of such action, and seek their co-operation and as sistance, and request them to correspond with employers, to the end of securing an expression of opinion on the voluntary con cession of the eight-hour work day, and that all unions whose members now work more than eight hours a clay be required to select committees to wait upon the em ployers with the same object in view. Further, that the press, pulpit, public speakers and reformers generally be urged to make the need for the eight-hour work day a theme of concerted aud persistent discussion. We hail the docision of the Bricklayers' and Stonemasons' International union to adopt the eight-hour work day in their trade as a hopeful sign of the irresistible movement for the establishment of tiie eight-hour work day. STATE NOTES Mrs. H. X austel of Oakland has become insane over the IVown-Overman scandal. She imagines that her dearest friend has become implicated in the scandal and bas been disgraced. Uriah Slack, father of Judge Charles Slack of San Francisco, died yesterday at Santa Cruz He was a native of Pennsyl vania, aged 77. He had large interests in San Luis Obispo, where he was a bank di rector. Albert Hart, ex-secretary of state, is dying at his residence at Sacramento. Hart has Tilled many important positions, and filled one term as city superintendent of schools ut Sacramento. During the past year he has occupied a clerical position in Governor Budd's office. A meeting of citizens was held in the office of .lames D. I'helaii, at San Fran cisco, last night, at which the subject of furnishing a sito for the Wilmerding school of mechanical arts was discussed. It was decided to write a letter to the state univer sity regents, custodians of the Wilmerding fund of $400,000, asking that the fund be joined with the J;smes Lick fund. It was stated that the Lick fund of $ 125,000 was insufficient to conduct the Lick school on a proper basis, but that if the two funds were joined one of the best trade schools in the country would be maintained. J. Dalzell Brown of the California Safe Deposit and Trust company of San Fran cisco, who is interested in the Corral Hol low road, says that there is every indication that the raad will he completed and in run ning order within thirty days. He says its maximum grade is about ninety-two feet to the mile and that it has only one im portant bridge. The latter is 1160 feet long with a 200-foot draw span, though there are a number of smaller bridges and con siderable trestle work. The road is not bonded, and die cost of construction has been met by the capitalists interested in the coal mine. Co-Operative Labor Santa Cruz, March 25.—The Labor Ex change has secured a large timber claim and is making arrangements for the erec tion of a sawmill, giving employment to many men. A store will also be estab lished. The experiment will be watched with interest alt over tbe state. It n member raises fruit or grain, lie can go to the store and exchange it for grocer ies, wearing apparel, or anything he may need. The mxin object is to furnish a market for whatever the members may produce, so that nothing will go to waste. 1 n order to stock the store, members have deposited cash, for which time cheeks were given, redeemable in merchandise. The men at the saw mill will not be paid in money, but will be given labor checks good at the store for merchandise oT whatever may be needed.