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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAH. NO. 99.
ANOTHER RICHMOND TAKES THE FIELD Waymire Wants a Seat in the Senate WOULD PREFER 1 CABINET POSITION But Perkins* Action Made That Impossible PERKINS IS NOT DISMAYED Add His Friends Claim That His Success It Sure Ibc Governor b Well Pleased With the Legis lative Personnel Waymire Is Pretty Indignant, But It Is Not for Revenge That He Would Take Perkins' Sen atorial Scalp. Special to The Herald. SACRAMENTO, " n. 6.—lt Is rumored ton »ht that Judge „ames A. Waymire has ..eclded to enter the contest as Re publican candidate for senator. 1 hap pen to know that the rumor Is correct. At least I am so Informed! today by a friend of Waymire. who Is a. very reli able man and holds a high official po sition. It Is eatd that Waymire attrib utes to Perkins ths failure of the caucus to endorse the Alameda aspirant for a cabinet position, hence he will enter the ring hoping to have Shortrldge's sup porters with him and enough other members to Insure his nomination. Perkins men, however, profess to be undisturbed by the prospect of a new Richmond in the field, and say their fa vorite. Is sure of election. They are mat Ing seme capital out of Perktna' well worded telegram of thanks to the cau ous, which was received today. A lively time is expected In theassem bley tomorrow morning over an at tempt to strike out that portion of the report on rules- which limnts the num ber of attaches and forbids any increase of pay beyond that already fixed. The economy element, however, will proba bly stand firm, though the necessities of numerous place-seekers yet unprovided for ar* pressing. Governor Budd In an Interview ex presses Intense satisfaction over the per sonnel of the legislature, and the readi ness with which both houses are getting down to business. REASONS GIVEN. Th» Public. Good' Demand's That Per kins' Scalp Be Taken. SACRAMENTO, Jan. 6 —(By the As sociated Press.) Another candidate for United States senator appeared on the political horizon today ill the person of ex-Judge Waymire of Alameda. The Shortrldge forces claim that Waymlre's desertion from the Perkins ranks has strengthened their fight, inasmuch, they claim, as it has broken tho caucus and left the members to vote as they choose. Se-vator Perkins' friends say that those who voted for him In the caucus can not go back on their promise to support him and that others will be foundilo take Waymlre's place. Waymlre's friends want the assembly man to go Into the fight, but the Alame da man wants to see his way clear to victory before declaring himself. He has a grievance against Perkins, who. his friends say, has piayed fast and loose with him and deliberately turned him down while professing to be his friend. Judge Waymire said tonight re garding his candidacy: "The facts arc these: A great many people are urging me to be a candidate on the ground that Senator Perkins ought to be beaten. I have not yet said that I would be a candidate. A seat In the United States senate of course is something no one could lightly turn away, but I have no desire to enter Into a hopeless oontest. and I atn waiting for some satisfactory evidence that the con test would be successful. If I determine to be a candidate I will make the an nouncement in due time. I am advised by my friends that Senator Perkins' conduct toward me has absolved mc from all obligations to him, and they contend that the interests of the party require that he should be defeated. "My attention has been called to a. report of an Interview with Colonel Jackson, In which he Is quoted assaying that Waymire wanted to make a dicker that the caucus should indorse him for a cabinet position, but Jackson says bo declined to have anything to do with an arrangement of that kind. I am sur prised that Colonel Jackson should make such n statement as this. It is wholly untrue thru I had anything to do With the resolutions Indorsing me. He showed me a document before I left San Francisco containing nn indorsement of me for a cabinet position, saying that he Intended to ask the members of the legislature to sign it. Yesterday some hours before the caucus met he showed mc the resolutions subsequently offered to the caucus. They were not suggested by me. They were In his own handwrit ing, and I expressed serious doubts as to the propriety of the step, but subse quently I left the entire matter to Colonel 'Jackson and Mr. Older, by whose direc tion they were presented to the caucus The caucus declined to act on them fo< the reason that It had not been called for that purpose. "I am informed that the objection was raised by one of my own friends, and T think the caucus acted wisely In de clining to act upon them. All along I have entertained the opinion that it is Indelicate for either congressional or legislative caucus to Inform the presi dent-elect on such a subject. Any citi zen, of course, has a right to express his own preference by letter or otherwise but action by a caucus seems too much like forcing things, and I doubt If it would effect the appointing power For my part I do not desire It, but i should not attempt to dictate what course my friends should puraue. The subject of legislative Indorsement was suggested by Mr. Perkins himself In a telegram to Col. Jackson. "I would not mention this but for the statement made by Col. Jackson. I no tice a report of a statement from Col. Jackson that he gave me two minutes to go back into the caucus on pain of losing my self respeot. My recollection of the interview is this: I stepped out side the caucus to confer with some friends a moment, and while talking wdth them Col. Jackson rushed up with disheveled hair and made some demand that I should go into caucus. I replied to him that I would act upon my own Judgment without taking any instruc tions from htm. When I had finished my Interview I went back into the cau cus. Col. Jackson and I are old friend* and all along he has claimed to be verj indignant at the conduct of Senator Per kins, and he has all along declared he would not defend him because his con duct was Indefensible. Col. Jackson's attitude In this last matter is quite sur prising to me and looks as though he was trying to place me In a position where I would be forced to vote against his friend. His conduct added to that of Senator Perkins has released me from all personal and political obligations. Henceforth I shall do as I please." ALBANY CELEBRATES. Mr. Depew Lauds the Glories of Ameri can Possibilities. ALBANY, N. V., Jan. «.—Coincident with th* assembling of the legislature here today was the celebration of the centennial of the establishment of Al bany as the oopltal of the empire state. There was a parade of the civic and military bodies of the city. At Blecker hall the assemblage wias called to order by Speaker James M. E. O'Urady, who Introduced Governor Black as perma nent chairman of the board. After a short addresss Governor Black Intro duced Chaunc ey M. Depew, orator of the occasion. Mr. Depew spoke In a characteristic vein of the glories and possibilities of Americans and American Institutions, reviewed history pertinent, to the asso ciation, ai d closing said': "Taking cour age, hope and Inspiration from the su perb results of our Must century, we enter upon, the second confident that un der divine providence, which has so signally blessed us in the past, the people of this state will prosper and increase In patriotism. In public spirit. In learning and art. In progress and wealth, in the preservation and expansion of the op portunlties for all to rise to better con ditions and to a broader life and In the fuller enjoyment of the continuing and ever expanding blessings of civil and religious liberty." Mr. Depew's oration was received with evidences of hearty appreciation. Ex-Lleutenaint Governor Thomas Al vord of Syracuse, the oldest living repre sentative of former state administra tions, also delivered an address. William H. McElroy of Rochester con cluded the literary program by the ren dition of a poem. CONSTABLES' FEES. Under the Law Cannot Exceed Seventy five Dollars a Month. | SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 6,-The su ; preme court today handed clown a de : clsion which settled the question- of the unoonatiruti»n«.lity of the gemerai fee i bill of 1595. The decision given by tihe j lower courts, which upheld the law, was | reversed and the bIK, insofar as it per tains to the fees of Justices and consta bles outside of this county, is now in effectual. Ths cases which were decided were those of Justice Dwyer of Santa Clam county and Auditor Parker of the same county, both of whom had brought suit against Auditor Parker of Santa Clara county to recover bUle for services, for amounts In excess of the figures allowed by law, whloh limit the total monttlily ■fees of county Justices and constables to $75. Dwyer and Holey sued' and the audi tor's position, was sustained 1 by the su perior court, buti the supreme court in Its decision has reversed this ruling and ordered in favor of the appellant, thu.; ■ making the law Inoperative. BREAKERS AHEAD. Gold Obligations Going Out and Silver Corning In. NEW YORK, Jan. 6.-The Evening Post today says: The disbursements of the treasury this month have madv? such Inroads on the supply of green backs (I'nited States tender notes) on hand, that the government has been compelled to resume paying out treas ury notes at all the subtreeMiries, and it Is likely its supply of that form of money will still further decrease. An Interesting feature of lhe situa tion, though, Is that while the treasury iH paying out millions- of dollars of notes that are redeemable again by the government In gold. Ihe treasury is re ceiving only silver (certificates) In pay ment o fcustome duties. In other WtordS, white discharging its own obligations in gold, the go-\ - ernmcnt Is compelled to receive, and is receiving, only silver for customs du ties, taxes, etc. I TORPEDO BOATS LAUNCHED. ! BALTIMORE, Md., Jan. 6.—The j . third and lutfl of the torpedo ! bulll for the United l Sttites at the Co , lumblan iron works was successfully ! launched today. Her total coot will be $97,500. Her armor will comprise three j 18-lnch Whitehead torpedo tubes and i three one-pound rapid, lire guns. She , has an estimated! speed of 24% knots |an hour. She will be :it>l" to can;'} but forty-four tons of coal, but it Is estl ! mated that this will send her 3000 miles | under economical management. Her I crew will consist of twenty-four men. LANDSBOROUOH'S TROUBLES SACRAMENTO, Jan. 6.—The grand Jury this evening brought In five more indictments against Ass»mblym,an L. M. Landsborough ot the Twenty-second district. There are two charges of for gery and three for fraudulent conduct while acting In the capacity of deputy county clerk. Altogether there am seven Indictments against Landsbor ough. When the assembly adjourned today Landsborough went to his home at Florin. He will be arrested upon his arrival In the morning. He has been holding his seat In the assembly. MOORE MAY HANG. NAPA, Jan. fi.—Active preparations for the execution of William Moore, alias Roe, recently convicted of the mur der of Mrs. John Q. Greenwood are go ing on. Sheriff MoKenzie has issued in vitations io the execution, which will take place at the county jail in Napa January loth. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 7, 1897.-EIGHT PAGES. TINKERERS OF THE TARIFF Listen to the Plaints of the Wool Growers __ ALL THE FINANCIAL EVILS Laid at tbe Door of Ihe Free Wool Clause Thirty-six Cents Duty on Nine-Cent Wool Is Thought to Be About tlto Proper Rate Associated n ess Sueclal Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—The wool schedule furnished the text for the speak ers before the ways and means commit tee today. Judge William Lawrence of Ohio, the president of th« National Woolgrowera' association, and Theo dore Justice, a Philadelphia wool dealer, consumed most of the time. The recom mendations of the growers were for a rate ot 12 cents on unwashed wools, 24 cents on washed and 36 cents on scoured, the Australian unwashed to be classed as washed and all rates to be advanced lVi cents a year for six years. Mr. Jus tice presented a great array of statis tics to show the ruin of the wool busi ness by the Wilson law. He combated the rates demanded by the growers as too high and stated that the decreased prices of goods to consumers under the Wilson law was equivalent to the re duction of the tariff. John C. Clark of the Washington coun ty (Pa.) Woolgrowers association, spoke strongly of the effects of the free wool clause of the Wilson law, which he de clared prostrated the business in the United States. The experiment of free trade had been a crime. The value of lands had declined and sheepmen In all parts of the country had been driven from the business. Sheep raisers asked only for a moderate duty that would en able them to continue business. Demo cratic members' of the committee probed the witness for some time. Wheeler of Alabama asked If clothing for working men had not been, cheaper under free wool, to which Clark replied that most of the clothing sold now was shoddy. The Importations of shoddy increased under the law. An hour was given Judge William Law rence, president of the National Wool Growers' association, to present the re quest of that body. The statement was an exhaustive review of the wool indus try under different tariff rates during the last half century. The Wilson law, he dec dated, stopped a third of the wool growing business and closed half the mills. There has been no adequate pro tection on wool since 1870. Lawrence averred that the election of Mr. McKinley had been accomplished by the voters of the wool growers in half a dozen doubtful states, w ho would have i voted for Bryan and free sSver had they ! not considered protection on wool more important than free silver. If this pro tection was not given there would be a free silver congress two years hence and four j-ears a free silver president and congress. The McKinley bill as it came from its author had been moderately protectlve on wool, but the addition of a skirting clause and ad valorem rates made It disastrous. Under the Wilson law the number of sheep in tiie United States decreased three million a year with a loss of W0.c00.000. according to olfloial statistics. Unofficial and more accurate figures proved the loss to wooi growers through the Wilson rates to have been $178,700,000. Mutton sheep —which should be raised in this coun try—were being imported from Canada The schedule asked by the Wool Grow ers association was 12 cents per pound on all merino wool, 24 cents on washed and 116 cents onscoured. Australian un washed wools to be considered as wash ed. On account of its superior light ness they said the Australian product had the advantage over the Slouth Amer ican, losing comparatively little welgl * In washing. The dropping of the skirt ing c lause was asked so as to secure Its advantages, as parts of the Australian wool imported amounted to only half f.eece. To do away with this clause it wns said would give employment to five thousand men In this country •■Personally I would like a much high er duty than 12 cents." said Mr. Law rence -but the growers limit their de mands to that, figure," When the speaker asserted that Hus trallan wool could be put on shit. ~,t Melbourne at a cost of 9 cents a pound. M<\ Wheeler of Alabama commented: And t.iat is the wool on which you ask 24 cents duty?" "Well, 24 ami 0 Is ,13 cents, andl the wool will bring from 4 to 7 cents more thnn ours In Ohio, which would leave its only about ~-> cents. If people will u«e lux uries they should pay a luxurious duty " • Would a pound of Australian wool'be brought Into this country at 21 cents'" asked Chairman Dlngley. "Any way it would transfer our trade from Australia, where we have to pnv in Hold, to South America, where we would exchange agricultural implements and goods for their wool." Continuing. Mr. Lawrence urged that China wool should be classed as first class; otherwise there would be an in ilux which would kill the American'ln terest. Incidentally he referred to tho ad valorem system us "the most infernal scheme ever Invented by rascals on earth." As a plan to prevent a flood of imports pending the passage of a bill, Judge Lawrence suggested that congress pass at the present session a bill declaring that all articles imported after the first day of the first session of the Fifty-tifth congress to be subject to the rates of duty of any law passed by that congress when the new rates are advanced; bonds to be given by the importers for such payments before goods can be With drawn, "The senator from Montana (Carter) on my right says that the senate might pass such a hiil by October," interrupt ed Mr. Dlngley. As Mr. Lawrence was explaining that under the schedule proposed by his as sociation.American wool-growers would supply the home market in four years, Mr. Dalzell Inquired hOw much revenue would be secured. "A little more than by the McKlnley law. Might or ten millions during the four years," he replied. "And finally get none," interposed l Mr. Wheeler. "Whjyhotlld we want any?" retorted Mr. Lawrence, amid laughter. "I mean from wool," he amended, "the country w ill be prosperous and we can get rev enue from other sources." Mr. Turner of Georgia inquired' If the schedule liad not really bten drawn to shut out the higher grades of wool, which Mr. Lawrence denied. In reply to some questions from Mr. Turner, Mr. Lawrence saild the average citizen would receive J25 worth of bene , flte for every $5 advance in the price* of wools. The? point was elicited that the woolgrowers' plan proposed an annua! lnoreajse of one-half cent a pound. "And where would we finally land?" inquired Mr. Dingley. "The. Increase would end at 16 cents a pound," wais tbe explanation. The consumer was represented at ihe afternoon session by Theodore Justice a wool dealer of Philadelphia. He said: "When it was known that Grover Cleve ■ land meant to continue his assaults on this Industry with the assistance of boh branches of congress, farmers bei?ari to ASP??* ot th * ,r fl °cks. From 1R93 to | 1896 the number of sheeffhad decreased ! 7 ,T r SOSi. ther '' w «* now fewer Jll Z Sri*!** S , tßtM than ln Had Jt„ A i C oJ"i ey ]a ™ "*"*" continued th° ! Til < d SUt ** wouM be abl " to produce ' l( ? '"" consumption of 650.000,000 pounds of wool. Mr. JueMce stated that no harm. would be done to American busi- SSSLm ",°°' S ""dor 10 cents were admitted free, for thies- never would be raised profitably ,„. the Referring to shoddy, he said that while MCKIMej" law had been 260,000 pound-* velrThe w"]f USt , and the i Wilson law- was enaicted there n pounn " and J»7MToon *££?Js" s J ar undnr »*at law. ' ~o.iis.ooo pounds. The theory of the : freT woof " he V° n that I Mdv vr" M ,, «°P Importations of! Mm. '.k £° nat '°"- had ever used' a- n ™««hpddy as the United ftfste* tin ■ der the MeKinlcv i an - tv, r>lßteK un- , .■ . ad been lews morev mn-ofl h,; purchasers of woolen gooSs under iht i can wools, contended th-it thl J , asked by the Wool oJowers' aasoctation ro er .he Pr ™ lb,t , lVe and WOU '« mean death to the manufacturer. He did not h. i "nt J f vb »° "P'nlon nor he M senae of the committee would sustain «n.h! ; • 0 t h «« ul ». he did peMeve pp s. n dlMOna demanded an adequate tariff'on -ta|Wt f of pr C „° L" t,'t na -t noe th? o Pi e-sldent of the State Wool Growers' sociatlon, asserted that as sheen reds ing east of the Mississippi river was greater than west, the western men U.T ' iste, e r atiS,ied " Vi 1 an> ' Which uir. easterners would accept Their grea est necessity was a stable tartff Which would remove uncertainties Wilson II Brown of Philadelphia pro tested against discriminating against v .;-. , . n " n " raoturor by sfheme in volving outies on oils and waste John ."I HnT'? 5 ' h Phll « d fll*t* spoke tor pro-" te tlon to the worktngrtten by a sched ule which would exclude skirted wools from Australia and give employment to the wool sorters, who we're now wafting the street,. During thirty-one year," Z 00 ** o ***'* the United I , ta , tes he hud never seen as much suf fer ng and loss of time among the craft as In the past three years. The committee then adjourned. The manufacturers of woolens will have their innings tomorrow MRS. GLADSTONE'S BIRTHDAY. Gives Papa a Chance to Call the Sultan *n Assassin. LONDON. Jan. 6.—The celebration of tbe birthday of Mrs. Gladstone, wife of the great English statesman, today was of unusual Interest, owing to the pres ence of Armenian deputations and the unveiling by Mrs. Gladstone of a me morial window in Hawarden church to the martyred Armenians. In returning thanks Mr. Glad-tore said: "While up to lhe present the ca reer or the sultan, who is the greatest in the world, has been trium phant, all these triumphs of wicked ness and iniquity aye doomed. T have a strong ir.'ia, however, that the Iniqui ties have not yet reached their close Nevertheless a better day is In pros pect for the Armenians, as the weight of disgrace now upon the holders" of the six powers is so great as to force them to action." POULTRY A ND PET STOCK SACRAMENTO. Jan. 4,—The fourth annual exhibit of the California Stats Poultry and Kennel CUib association opened here today at The (•» p^Ure building. v The attendance was very light, While In point of exhibits, nu merically, it Is not as extensive as that of former years, it is far more meritor ious, the show of individuals being of a higher character than that of previous exhibitions. In the kennel department no displays will be made until next Sat urday morning. CROCKER'S NEW OCCUPATION. SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 6.—Private advice's from New Yorl; ftate that Oeorge Crocker, the San Francisco mil lionaire, who yesterday mire.lie.sed a million and a half dollars wort* of prop, erty in New York, has becomes member of tbe New York banking firm of Price, McCormick <t Co. Mr. Crocker is one of the sons of the late Charles Crocker who, with Stanford and Huntington, built the Southern Pacific, and be inher ited 1 several millions from his father. RAIDERS SCARED OFF. HARRODSBCRG, Ky.. Jan. 6.—The Lexington and' Hatrodwburgmilitia com panies, ordered out by Governor Brad ley under secret orders to repulse a ru mored attack of raiders ou the remain ing Mercer county toll gates, filed into town In the early morning, coldl tired, hungry and mad. The raiders were un doubtedly scared off by the soldiers and abandoned their plans. A SILVER MESSAGE NASHVILLE. Term.. Jan. B.—Gov. Turney in his message today advises the legislature to enact a law that no obli gation hereafter executed payable in gold l alone be enforceable In Tennessee, in the courts, and the judgment*on such contracts shall be discharged. In any legal tender current. A TOT STEAMER. WASHINGTON. .Tan. G.-The secreta ry of the treasury has sent to congress an estimate of JJS.OOO to htv.ld, arm and epuip a revenue steamer for the Pacific coast. THE REBELLION IN CUBA Weyler Continues the Campaign by Edict THE WHOLE POPULATION Crdcred to Make Reports to Mayors of Towns Weyler Engineers a Mass Meeting of Havana Citizens Which Strongly Endorses His Methods. Associated Press Special Wire HAVANA, Jan. 6.—Under date of to day Captain G-eneral Weyler has issued another edict, giving orders that within a period ot eight days all owners of estates, managers and' tenants In the provinces of Plnar d>el Rio, Havana and Matanzaa sltall appear before the mayor of the nearest fortified town and pre sent a police passport and document proving their ownership and the pay ment of their last taxes. They must show the number of hands employed by them, with police documents to prove each. These papers being found all in order, they will be allowed to return upon showing their certificates and doc uments to the troops which they pass on the way. Those who do not comply with the above requirements must con centrate in the towns. At the expiration of the term of eight days the troops will pass through the farms and will con duct to tho towns those not presenting the required certificates, and/ they will be proceeded wit* according to instruc tions received. Foreigners engage* In cultivation or pursuing any industry under the con ditions above prescribed, must prove their nationality as well as show the number of employes- under their con trol, and must, guarantee all Information as to their origin and must show their police documents under the same terms as natives. An owner of live stock must present documents proving- his ownership and the location of the stock. The formali ties having been complied' with, the mayors will deliver certificates to ap plicants. These certificates must be 1 exhibited upon demand to troops pass j ing after the expiration of the term of eight days. The troops will capture all stray cattle unclaimed, and they will be brought to the towns. There was a numerously attended meeting at the Spanish Casino tonight the gathering being largely made up or merchants, planters, etc. Considerable c::oitemnt developed over a proposition to s»nd a 'ore ri-is -1 patch to the .Madrid government giving i assurance of support and expressing re | gret. at the attacks made on Captain I General Weyler by the Madrid press, i and asking the government to 'et Wey ler remain here, as his presence Is ne cessary for the pacification of the Island, j The discussion over this proposition Was hot, and It was only after considerable apposition that it was adopted. hACREET ALIVE. NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—General Jose Lacreet, the Cuban Insurgent leader whom the Spaniards reported dead, is alive and w-ellr- President Pahn-a of the Cuban Junta today received a letter from General Lacreet lni which he said he was busily occupied' in organizing troops and had a.'.so stanted- two news papers within the insurgent lines. Hon. Joseph A. Springer, United States vice consul at Havana, arrived tod-ay on board the Ward- lir*- steamer Orizaba, on. a month's leave of absence. He went at once to h-1- horn- in this city where he will remain two weeks, at the expiration of which time he will pro ceed to Washington To a reporter w ho caJled upon him to day Mr. Springer raid "Being am of ficial 1 can employ little lass than gen eralities -in talking of Cuban affairs. One noticeable th ing Is the heavy impor tations before the Beginning of the ne-> --year. After the first of January the i duty on imports, is increased four per | cer.-t. The result is that the prices in the , markets there will be much higher here ; after. | "Communication seems to be uninter rupted on tbe island exeent !n the prov ince of Plrar del Rio. Thf trains run regularly, although they are armored and always, carry soldiers. The last batch of Spanish troops, numbering I 25,000, were landed about two weeks ago! and no more troops are expected, so it is said. Cor some time. i "Travelers are. of course, snrut-lnlsed carefully, and no one can leave the Is land without a passport that Is carefully Inspected. Ac far as the censorship .>' the telegraph- Is concerned' I have seen nothing of it and- do not think It amounts to nvuoh." WATTING FOR WEYLER. LONDON. Jan. 7.—A Daily News spec ial from Patvis-explains that Wie Spanish government postponed the cabinet coun cil on Friday to enable Captain Uei.t Weyler to send reassuring news, and es pecially regarding the withdrawal of tin press correspondents from Cuba, which wlll.be one of the subjects of the debate, i "It Is believed the Porto Rico reforms Will be extended to Cuba." this, dispatch acids, -directly General Weyler officially advisee the government that Western Cuba is pacified." NOT YET PACIFIED NEW YORK, Jan. 7.—The World this morning publishes a letter from a spe cial cot-respondent at Arroya Arena, province of Havana, dated January 4th, who says: "l have been fortunate enough to get into Havana, get out of i: again and to rind an insurgent force, all in Just twelve hours. This island is six miles from San Pedro, where Mac co Is reported to have been killed. It is not true that either Pinar del Rio or Havana provinces have been pacilied. The insurgents are not thinking of mak ing peace. They are more active and hopeful than ever. There were never but 6000 rebels In Pinar del Rio province. They are still there. General Weylar. at the head Of 30,000 Spanish troops, did not conquer them. All reports from Spanish towns or forts are utterly un trustworthy. Maceo never fought in heavy columns; his bands were always scatered. He never had more 'ban 200 men with him. His plan was to harass, tease and tire out the enemy. The sit. ua.tion here looks better for the Insur j g«::ts today than when 1 left Pinar del Rio last August. Even the Spaniards ndmii that none of the Insurgents have surrendered. "1 rout , or four weeks with the same force of Insurgents under Baldonero Acosta eight months ago and over this same ground. Acosta's cavalrymen are positively fat. Their horses, too, look better fed. From this appearance at least It does not stem that the lnaur NEWS OF THE MORNING By Telegraph: Fair weather today. Missouri report* heavy damage by flood. The Indictment against Rheir.hart. of the Santa Fe dismissed; railroad notes. A Canadian convex of Ursullne nuns burned and seven sisters are cremated. Wool growers appear before the way« and means committee and ask for a sky high duty. English commercial men tender a ban quet to Ambassador Bayard, who receives ovation. .General Weyler continues the campaign by edict: a mass meeting at Havana en dorses his mt! hods. Judge Waymire enters the .lets for a senatorial seat: the Perkins force* claim not to be frightened. The Pacific cable icommlsslon recom mends the Immediate laying of an all- English cable around the world. Congressional proceedings: The senate listens to Call's Cuban speech, but no ac tion seems likely lo be taken at this ses sion: the house passes the Loud bill for tho Improvement of the postal system. A small blase In the Gray block—Page 3. Annual meeting of the Needlework guild —rage 3. A light day's business at the police court —Pan" 3. "Kid" Thompson back in his old quarters —Page 8. The chamber of commerce nominates of ficers—Page 3. Capt. Janes arrested for his obscene publication—Page S. Blake, Moffat & Towne's suit against Tn< Herald—Page I. McCarthy, the bank-'.unneler, mckes a bold bid for freedom—Page !. The harbor commissioners yeslerdav V A— f 'ba'tworth Tark—Page Officers of the Are department succeed themselves by a unanimous vc.tr Page t R. G. Dun & Cos. review of the year's trade conditions In Southern California- Page 7. News of the Courts—A foolhardy San Pe dro e.lltor— A secret deposltlor of the de ceased In the Spencer case Mrs. Myers awarded $5900 In b»r Insurance case.... More insane patients: a mrlancholv ca«e. ..The divorce mill....New suits filed an.i court notes—PageS. Southern California Specials—San Ber nardino's clt v trustees in session....River side's) supervisors Several deaths «t -he Soldiers' home....The Pomona Times changes hands Cold wea'her and the grip a' Chlno — Judge Towner honored a' Santa Ana — Santa Monica notes San Diego adr.p's an ar'l-snittirg ordinance — Fire department election at Santa Rar hara — Capiatrano notes—Page 5. gents In this district, ravished by the bloody San Quentin battalion and twelve separate guerrilla organizations, are be ing much harassed. "Colonel Clrujeda the slayer of Ma ceo, is the battalion oommander He is really a very energetic officer and keeps his infantry and cavalry on the march constantly. The ease with which the Cubans seem to have avoided his •combinations" proves that they have Improved In what was always their strongest point—ability to keep and get away. Three brothers—Jose, Cornello and Pablo Govin—36, 30 and 28 years re spectively, owned some cattle near Pun ta Brava. Obtaining permission from the military authorities, they drove the beeves to Havana to sell them. They met s. party of Colonel Clrujeda— the same ones that were reported to have taken articles from Maceo's body. A Spanish soldier said to the brothers: "You have two brothers in tho bush. You are bad people—malagente," where upon the soldiers took them to the road of Rio Hondo and stabbed them to death. This butchery occurred within four days of naother Instance. On December 14. a single Insurgent galloped by the house of Herrera Gonzales, three miles north of Punta. Biava. Following close after him came the guerrillas of La Siza and some of the Arroyo Arena band. The son, Englnion Herrera, heard the noise, opened the door, looked out and dropped dead with a Spanish bullet through his heart. All the people here abouts know about it. Fourteen-year old Isidore Herrera Corrora was also murdered in cold blood. The boy was hauling the family water barrel, using a yoke of oxen. A mile off there was some tiring. Then the guerrillas of Pizaro cam along and put two balls through the boy's chest and a machete through his throat. THE DAUNTLESS CRUISE. JACKSONVILLE. Fla., Jan. 6.—The evening from Its alleged filibustering dispatches. The officers of the tug no tes? that they have merely been on a wrecking expedition and say they have not seen the coast of Cuba. Unless the Dauntless shall be detained It will at once load with arms and ammunition and apply for clearance papers for Neu vitas, Cuba. Horatio Rubens, general counsel for Che Cuban junta of New York, 1» here conducting an investigation into the foundering of the steamer Commodore, laden with arms ard ammunition for Cuba, last Friday night. A CONGRESSMAN SLAIN. DALTON, Ga., Jan. 6.—Three is little doubt that Hon Charles Dougherty, ex congressinan from the Second district c|f Florida, has been slain in Cuba. Reports have been published from Cuba about the killing there of one- Charles Douiglvrty, an American citizen, who was identified by an autograph on a gold watch found on his person. Mr. Dougherty left Flordia last July, since w her. no word has been heard from him When he left home In July he had just such a watch, with autograph as indi cated. He was an ardent Cuban sym pathizer, often declaring his purpose to join the Insurgent army. ALLISON DECLINES For the Third Time the Senator De clines a Portfolio CLEVELAND. San. 6.—Senator Wm. B. Mlison has for the third time de clined the proffer of nn Ohio-born pres ident to accept a position in his cabinet. This is the position that President-elect McKinley finds himself in tonight as the result of his visit to Cvnton and his conference with Senator Allison today. Seemtor Allison remained at the Mc- Kinley home until tram time this after noon, ell left in a jrnost happy frame of mind, saying, as hands with the major: "Good bje, Mr. President, good bye and God hies* you, Is my prayer —and your's too—l presume." A STEAMSHIP WRECKED. BREST. Jan. 6.—The steamship Bel gique, bound from Antwerp for Bayonne, France, was wrecked last night on Cat* Head rocks. Fifteen of the eighteen persons on board were drowned. A BRISK OLD AGE LONDON, Jan. 6.—A Rome dispatch to the Daily Mall says that the pope gave audience to sixty persons yesterday and showed himself to be brisk and not fa tigued afterward. A STEAMER AGROUND HAMBURG, .tan. 6—The Hamburg- American line steamship Fuerst Bis marck has Rone aground at the town of Rlankenose on the Elbe. The ship is in no danger. CITYPRICR.PBR SlNfll-ICOOV * CSNTS on thansportation unbs, s cents PROCEEDINGS IN SENATE AND HOUSE Senator Call Speaks on Cuban Affairs cases of mm mm Graphically Portrayed by Trust worthy Citizens GREAT INTEREST IS EXCITED But the Cuban Resolutions Will Not Be Pressed Long Debate on Free Horn.steads Produces No Result The House, After Two Days' Debate an* Bitter Opposition, Passes the Loud Bill to Amend United States Postal Laws. Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON, Jan. 6.—The Bpsec* of Senator Call of Florida on Cuba lodajr served as a medium of communicating to the public a letter giving a graphio description of the Cabanas fortress at Havana and the surroundings of th* American citizens Imprisoned ther*. The circumstances surrounding the let ter attracted marked Interest to It, as Mr, Call said It came from a public man of high standing In the United States, who would shortly occupy a place in ths legislative branch of the government. The letter dealt with the immediat* present, and described a visit made by the writer and uen. Lee to Cabanas fortress only seven days ago, viz., on th* morning of December 20. It toldi of the pitiful condition of the prisoners, some of them Americans, including Julio San guilly and a young man who was th* companion of Charles Govin, the Amer ican newspaper correspondent killed in Cuba The recital of these prisons) s was in full. The writer gave the part - v are of another arrest. He said tl while at Gen. Lee's office Or the Monday previous (December 28) he saw a son oU Dr. Betaneourt, an American citizens who had been practicing dentistry in Havana for the last year. The son, also an American citizen, stated that his father had mysteriously disappeared on Saturday night. He was traced to tha Cabanas fortress, where the son, on pay ing 50 cents to a Spanish official, was al lowed to send In foo|l, and later, on pay ing $1.50 to the official, was allowed to send a cot to his father. Mr. Call re ferred also to letters received from th* wife of one of the sailors of the ship Competitor, now Imprisoned in Havana. During the day the senate passed house bills amending the law relating to timber culture and authorizing brevets to acting or retired officers of the army or navy. The J<»tnt resolution requesting th* British government to pardon Mrs.May brick was Indefinitely postponed. Th* bill exempting settlers on publlo lands; from paying the original government price fixed, on landta was debated. Mr. Pettlgrew of South Dakotaand Mr. Car ter of Montana spoke in its favor, but the final vote was not reached. Less than a score of senators were tn the senate chamber when the session convened. Senator Hale of Maine se cured the adoption of a resolution direct ing the secretary of state to send to ths -senate a statement as to the action of the president or secretary of state touch ing the recognition of any foreign peopl* or power as an independent government and corresponding action by other branches of the United States govern ment. t.enator Pettlgrew of South Dakota secured an agreement to a resolution calling on the secretary of the Interior for a statement of the amount of subsi dhs paid by the Union and.Central Pa cine railroads to the Pacific Mall steam ship line. Senator Pall of Florida spoke on his Cuban resolutions Introduced yesterday concerning' the condemnation of Julie) Sauguilly at Havana. Call said the re port from the state department as ta the killing of Charles Covin omitted many important features which would have disclosed that Consul General Lee believed Govin to have been tied to a tree and chopped to pieces. To show th* facts Call read a letter from a gentleman in Havana whose name was withheld. It save a graphic description of a trip to Cabanas fortress at Havana, tn com pany with Consul General Lee. Access to the fortress was secured with difficul ty, it being open to outsiders only on Wednesdays and then after twenty-four hours' notice. The writer said he and General Lee were escorted within tha prison, where eight or ten persons, some of them Americans, were brought out In a circle about them were arranged 500 Spanish soldiers, heavily armed. One of the prisoners was a man who had been with Charles Govin at the time of his capture. The prisoner stated that the Spaniards tied him and Govin to gether. Covin attempted to show his United States citizenship papers and his credentials as an American newspaper correspondent, but the Spanish com mander struck them from his hand and turned Govin over to the cavalry, while the other prisoner was sent to the Ca banas fortress. The writer stated nlso that from other reliable sources it whs established that Govin subsequently had been tied to a tree and chopped to pieces. Julio Sanguilly was another of th* prisoners seer, during this vlEit to the fortress. The writer described him as an old man w hose heir had turned gray and who appeared to be over tift years old. Sanguilly tdd a pathetic story to the visitors as to the injustice of his tri al and conviction and begged that the United States investigate the case with a view of establishing that he was pros ecuted for what ho might have done and not what he had done. Mr. Call again stated that this Utter came from a prominent rnnn of the United States, a northern man nnd a Republican, who had been highly honored in this country and would soon return to a high public