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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 110.
THE DAY'S RECORD OF CRIME An Election Riot in a Georgia Town POLITICAL LEADERS SHOT la tbe Effort to Avoid a Second Tie Vote A Kansas Judge Arrested While Sick in Bedi—An Unusual Number of Robberies Reported. Associated Press Special Wire CINCINNATI, O, Jan. 17 —A special to the Commercial Tribune from Ameri oub, Ga., eaya: For over 24 hours the village of Byron, in Houston* county, has beeti In a state of riot, in which four Mien, MessTS. C. C. Richardson, C. C. Bateman, C. L. Bateman and R. H. Bas kles, were shot and others held In terror. The trouble grew out of an election for municipal officers' held two weeks ago which resulted In a tie, the town divid ing Into bitter factions and charges of fraud being freely interchanged be tween the leaders. A second election was called for yesterday to decide the contest In which every voter was brought up to the polls, not a change taking place in .the political alignment, thus l causing fear of a second! tie, which was actually the result. The leader:" of the factions were Charles L. Bate man and- C. C, l-.ichardson. Unfortun ately they approached the polls at the same moment, when a personal colli sion took place, in which shotguns were produced. Their followers made a rush home for arms, and In a few moments the village street presented a warlike scene. The telegraph operator, who w as a woman, abandoned her key in ter ror, and thus for hours tne outside world was cut off from communication. The arrival of the sheriff after dark restored comparative peace, but at 9 p. m. the trouble was renew id, andi at the ringing of the school bell tho entire population was once more in the street. The sheriff succeeded in establishing his authority, but the feud now started, especially since the election has to be hi Id over again. Is looked upon as one tn result in further bloodshed. AUGUSTA, Ga.. Jan. 17.—A special to the News from Byron. Ga., says: Re ports sent out from this place of a riot were greatly exaggerated. There was no bloodshed. It was only a fisticuff be tween three men. A SUSPECT ARRESTED ST. LOUIS, Mo., Jan. 17.—A special to the Republic from Birmingham, Aia., says: The statement was given-out by the sheriff late tonight that a Hungarian tsanip earned Sain Palatka had been arrested at Eastman, Ga., on the charge of being one of the men who wrecked a Birmingham Mineral train at Cathaba river bridge December 27th, whereby twenty-six Uvea were lost. Deputy Sher iff James Ball has gone for the prisoner. The principal evidence against Pa latka is the alleged fact that he told per sons at Eastman of the wreck, and de scribed it very vividly. This directed • suspicion, to him by Eastman author!- ] tics and when information was wired I here his arrest was ordered. It was ru- ] mored that a confession »as been made, j but this lacks confirmation. WAYLAID AND ROBBED. WHITE CASTLE, La., Jan. 17.—Last night George P. Beauvals was waylaid, robbed, and boot over the head by a n-otyro In the Texas Pacific yards. The weapon used was a coupling pin. Beau vais reached the hotel and gave a de scription of the would-be murderer. Before midnight the highwayman had been arrested, was brought before his victim andi fully Identified. The negro was placed In' jail, but at daybreak this morning his body was found dangling from a tre>e, w here it remained' for sev eral hours. The coroner's jury Investi gated and returned a verdict of death by hanging in the hands of some un known parties. EMIGRANTS ROBBED. GUTHRIE, O. T.. Jan. 17.—A party of emigrants en route from Missouri to Oklahoma by wagon were held up and robbed of all money and valuables In the. mountainous coTtntry on the west ern line of the Creek reservation. The robbers sreurefl about $10t?0. There were six bandits under the leadership of a man whom one of th» Missourl ans reoergiflz-ed as George Taylor, the escaped murderer of the Meeks family. This Is the same section In which a l raveling man recognized Taylor a ni'inth ago. and Is a rough, mountain ous district, where (he Dalton, Cook and Doolln gangs formerly held their rendezvous. POSTAL THIEVES SALT LAKE, Jan. 17.— F. M. Mc- Rrid?. assistant postmaster, and J. W. Cunningham, stamp clerk of the Salt Lake pcstofflcp. arc in the custody of the United States marshal on a charge of embezzlement. The former is said to be short in his accounts $4000 and the latter to the amount of $3fio. The complaint was made by Captain. Nichols, the Inspector for this district. Mcßride has always been considered one of the most efficient postofflce offi cials in the west. He Is the son of Judge Mcßride of Spokane, Wash., and has been in the postal service here for sev enteen years. SUCCEEDED AT LAST. SANTA ROSA. Jan. 17.—JohW Mizo a m'lddte-aged man, well known here, committed suicide by drinking carbolic, scic? at his home on the Healdsburg road this afternoon. Insanity Is supposed to be the cause. M'lse hadi been In the Insane asylum some months and came home a few weeks ago. It was not the first time he attempted' to commit sui cide. About two years ago he shot himself In the head with a revolver but recovered. He carried a big bullet In his forehead' nearly three years without any apparent suffering. A LIBRARY THIEF BOSTON, Jan. 17.—Carl B. Christen sen, who says he was a professor In Waterloo college, Waterloo City, la. was arrested today charged with taking about thirty books of various kinds from the public library. In Christensen's room were -found thirty-three books which came from the Hartford public library. He admitted, he took the books ill Hartford, where he stopped a few weeks last summer. ChrlsteKsen Is 30 years old, a Dane and unmarried. ARRESTED IN BED. FORT SCOTT, Ka»„ Jan. 17.—While •ick In bedt Judge J. F. McDonald, ac cused of the embezzlement of several thousand dollars In fees and' moneys paid as compromise in the Frontenac explosion oases, was' arrested and' held under bond for J273D. Judlge J. D. Mc- Cleverty Is the prosecuting witness. The warrant alleges that McDonald col lected $6000 In fees In the cashes; that he is still holding $1260 due McCleverty, which he has converted into money for the purpose of placing It beyond the reach of his creditors, and' that he It fraudulently concealed'; that he set tled the cases wrretly and'w ithout con sulting his partners. TOOK IN A TOWN. PERRY. O. T., Jan. 17.—Late last night robbers took In the town of New kirk, north of here. Saloon* were rob bed of all money and quantities* of whisky and' beer. Residences were en tered and many things were taken out. Officers' thlr.k the robbers came into town yesterds.y under the guise of tramps. Five tramps were arrerited here yes terday for highway robbery. NEEDS NOTHING MORE BUTTE, Mont., Jnn. 17.—Edward Stanton, who came here from Eureka, Nev., a month ago. went into a sstoon In Dublin Gulch today and shot himself through the heart. He left a letter say ing that he was sick and out of work. A CONFIDENT CHIEF Police Chief Julian Has No Fear of an Investigation JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.. Jan. 17.—Ex- Governor Stone was asked today what he thought of the action of the house In appointing a committee to Investigate pollre and election matters in St. Louis and Kansas City. He said In part: "It Is an entirely proper thing to do. The attack made upon Chief of Police Julian and Police Commissioners Fyke and Johnson, which Impeaches their personal and official character, I fee! ut terly without foundation in facts. But I would be very glad to have a thorough and complete Investigation. I want nothing concealed and nothing put down In malice. If Fyke, Johnson or Julian or any other officer has been guilty of wrong doing he should be branded with disgrace." KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Jan. 17.—1n an Interview today Chief Julian said: "This office Is and should be open to ac eout/l- Ination by the public. It is their office, not mine. I court investigation. All I have is my name, and I do not care to have that besmirched. I have no mon ey. I have nothing to fear." WELL SATISFIED No Statement Made as to the Results Accomplished PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 17.—United States Senators Quay and Penrose re turned to this city this morning from their trip to Canton, where they had visited President-elect McKlnley. Sen ator Quay remained quietly at the Hotel Walton for a few hours, leaving for Washington in the afternoon. He de clined to be interviewed concerning his conference with Major McKlnley. In speaking of his visit to Canton, Senator Penrose expreeed his surprise at the ex cellent physloal condition displayed by the president-elect. He said Major Mc- Kinley's eye was bright and clear and his every movement Indicated the pos session of almost perfect health and strength. This Mr. Penrose regarded as remarkable considering the great physical and me#ital strain Mr. McKln ley has been compelled to undergo'for mon'hs past. Senator Penrose says he Is perfeotly satisfied with the result of his visit to Mr. MeKinley, but, like Senator Quay, declined to make any statement regard ing its purpose. ARIZONA POLITICS The Legislature Meets Today With Dem ocrats in Control PHOENIX, Ariz.. Jan. 17.—The nine teenth legislature of Arizona meets to morrow In Phoenix, with thirty-five members, Assemblyman Muralt Mastor son of Yuma having resigned. A spe cial election will at once be called to fill the seat. The Democrats are in full control of the session, the council standing nine Democrats to three Republicans, and the assiembly twenty-one Democrats to two Republicans. Several informal caucuses have been held by members of the dominant party, and tonight it appears settled that the president of the carnival will be Fred G. Hughes; speaker of the house, D. G. Chambers. Both are from Pima county. Considerable acrimony has been developed over the speaker ship. Organization will be quickly ef fected. Governor Franklin is lyinj,- ill and will not even under favorable con ditions, be ready to deliver his message for some weeks. NOT VERY SICK. Ex-Gov. Seay Will Fight for a Reap pointment. KINGFISHER. O. T., Jan. 17.—The re ports that ex-Gov. Seay has withdrawn from the race for reappointment to the office of governor ot Oklahoma are un true. The governor has been ill for ten days, but has so far recovered that he will be up in a feu days, and will then engage In an active and aggressive cam paign. .He desires it to he understood that he is In the fight to the end. In the senate a bill which prohibits the making of gold l contracts has be°n IntroSucedt. Also a bill giving women the right to the ballot. LEADVILLE MINES FLOODED. LEADVILLE, Col., Jan. 17.—The wa ter In the Maid of Erin mine, where the great pumps were stopped Saturday, rose sixty feet today and the working drifts of the Wolftone were flooded causing a stoppage of work. The les sees of the Wolftone had just broken Into a body of rich ore from which they would hay c been able to hoist fully $1000 worth per day, but they had refused to pay $1500 per month for pumping and are now da-owned out. The Mahala and several others now producing heavily will soon be flooded. THIS HAS WHISKERS. CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex., Jan. 17.—1t .is a well known* fact among certain par ties here that while Dan Stuart was in Corpus Christl last May he held several consultations leading Browsville attorney, tiliie result of which was 1 the lease of an island in the Rio Grande river from the Mexican government. Several knowing ones here assert that the prob abilities are that the Corbett-Fitzsim mon-a fight will be pulled off on the isl and, which is abouj. ten miles from Brownsville. COUNT CASSEL DEAD. ROME, Jan. 17.—Count Cause), the pope's private chamberlain, formerly of Denver, dledi here on January 10. He was born In London, in Ui9. THE HERALD LOS ANGELES. MONDAY MORNING. JANUARY 18, 1597.-EIGHT PAGES. MAJOR M'KINLEY VERY BUSY With People Who Make Purely Social Calls _ THE STATESMEN ALSO BUSY ———— Denying Reports Set Afloat by Irrespon. sible Reporters Manna Has Authorized No One to Say That He Is a Candidate for Sher man's Old Shoes. I CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 17.—President elect McKlnley attended church ser vices as usual this morning, going to the First Methodist church, of which con gregation he is a trustee. During the afternoon hie' took a little drive, and later he visited' his mother. He has been exceedingly busy slrce hls> return from Cleveland last Monday, having met at his home some of the foremost leaders of the party and being in almost con tinuous conference on matters concern ing his administration. This week prom | ises to be nearly as busy. Further at | tentlon will be given to cabinet building, It 19 said, and gossip has it that Import ant visits will be numerous. Hon. S. S. Morey, accompanied* by Gen. Brester and wife of Detroit, came here from Cleveland! Saturday night and called on Major McKlnley, audi returned to Cleve land this morning. Gen. Brester has traveled very extensively and has been "decorated' by the king of Portugal, be ing a member of the Order of Christ For this reason he has been mentioned as a possible minister to Lisbon. Mr. Morey positively denied that he represented Mr. Foraker or that he was the emissary of any one. He said his call upon Maj •:• MeKinley was purely social. Regard ing Mr. Manna's senatorial aspiration, Mr. Morey saldi he had' no dioubt Mr. Hanna would be pieasud to be appoint ed, as would any other. Ohio man. He also emphatically denied that he had made any such statements as were cred ited to him concerning Gov. Bushnell, Chairman Hanna, Mr. Sherman, Ohio politics and the selection of Senator Sherman's successor. He said he did not know who Gov. Bushnell would/appoint, but thought he would do justice to all concerned. HANNA'S DENIAL. CLEVELAND, 0., Jan. 17.—Chairman Hanna said today that he had author ized' no one to slate that he would soon come out as a candidate for United States senator to suoeo;ed Senator Sher man. That was a matter "which he was not dis-cuseing with anybody, he said. He declared further that he had made no statements suoh as had 1 been given to the press or to anybody. A TALKATIVE FRIEND . SPRINGFIELD, 111., Jan. 17.—A close relative of Gov. Bushnell, whose name cannot be used for obvious reasons, makes the statement, about the authen ticity of which t/here can be no doubt, that Gov. Bushnell. in so many words, stated to htm that be would'not appoint Marcus A. Hanna to the prospective va cancy in the United States senate. Th° governor amd the relative mentioned above had quite a talk on the subject, and the governor gave him to uisrier stand that Hanna's name could- not be considered for the place at all. The rel ative further stated to a local news paper man that there was no dtoubt whatever of Gov. Bushnell's desire to go to the senate himself. He added' that tie was very ambitious politically, and that the present situation afforded' him an opportunity to gratify a long-cherlsihe 1 wish to get into the senate. In, connection with the above, a num ber of Gov. Bushnell'si friends are urging him to resign as governor andi then let Lleul.-Gov. Jones, who would be his successor, appoint him senator. Jones would, in that event, be the Republican candidate for governor next fall by the turn of affairs. To strengthen the above statement, if strength Is needed, a;l newspaper men who have tried' to Inter view Gov. Bushnell about Mr. Harina'3 candidacy for the senate knows that he has always courteously declined to talk about it. In View of this fact, it is ar gued that if there was no objection to Hanna. the governor would speak out. WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.—Washing, tonians who are making efforts to so ar range the inaugural ceremonies of Mr. MeKinley that none can complain are greatly disturbed, by statements circu lated in certain parts of the country to the effect that extortionate raltes are to be exacted of those who come here to witness the Inauguration ceremonies. Speaking to an Associated Press repre sentative. Chairman Bell said: "If peo ple Insist upon making their own ar rangements, the inaugural committee cannot be held responsible, but I cw-r.as sure any one who will address Col. L. P. Wright, chairman of the committee on public comCort, that he will secure for them the befit of accommodations at I reasonable rates. He has listed' al ready accommodations for from 20,000 : to 30,000 persons, mostly in private houses, which are well Icrcatedi and which are supplied with all modern con veniences. The list is daily lnr»?aslng. The rates will average about as/.,!!0.vi s: For lodging, only $1 per day. for beds and 75 cents for cots; 11.25 to $1.50 for lodging and. breakfast, and' $2.50 for lodging and meals. Good; horses-for the parade may be hired for from $5 to $10. II persons have equipments, it would be \v. ii to bring them, although such as do not possess them, will be supplied by the committee at moderate prices." JERSEY WELL CARED FOR. NEWARK, N. J.. Jan. 17.—Garrett A. Hobart, in a" Interview today, said there would be no cabinet appointments for New Jersey, more particularly for the reason, he addled, that New Jersey seems, to have been pretty well provid ed tor. He saidi thßt the talk of a mili tary escort for the vice pres:id.».it-ele-t from New Jersey to Washington amounted to nothing. He did; not. desir> anything of. tr»- kind, and the matter will not even be submitted to tbe legislature for consideration, he declared 1 . Mr. Ho bart will go to Washington on Tuesday, March 2, and will be accompanied by Mrs. Hobart and her son. He has taken apartments at the Arlington and will re • side there while his official duties require his presence at the national capital In Mr. Hobarfs party will be Gov. Grigsts and his staff. s A ROYAL BETROTHAL LONDON, Jan. 17.—A Rome dispatch to the Dally Mall reports the betrothal of the count of Turin, the brother of the duke of Aosta, and the Infanta Maria of Spain, sister of King Alfonso. The count of Turin was born in. 1870 and the Infanta de las Mercedes, the princess of the Asturias, was born in 18S0. Councilman F. M. Nlckell, Chairman of the Water Supply Committee THE STATE LEGISLATURE Promises to Be Lively From Now On ALL THE JUNKETING TRIPS Remorselessly Sat Upon by tbe Re. trenchmeot Committee A Pace Is Set Which Will Provide the Economists With Any Amount of Work. Special to The Herald. SACRAMENTO. Jan. 17.—Assemfbly mani Melick of the Pasadena district in forms The Herald correspondent that the committee on retrenchment, of which he is chairman, wll ltomorrow report a resolution to cut off all junketing trips, regardless of the purposes for which they may be ostensibly proposed. It is known that the bills already In troduced, asking-appropriations for new buildings, aggregate $2,169,000. The total contingent expenses ol both houses now are $4620 a day. If this rate is contin ued, the entire contingent fund of $40,u00 will be exhausted, five weeks hence. The committee of five appointed by 'the Republican caucus to investigate the Duckworth, attacne scaiuiai will re port tomorrow morning that suspicious circumstances discovered will require the appointment of a non-partisan com mittee of both houses, sucn eommlittee to be empowered to subpoena witnesses andi administer oaths. It is expected that the senate will be gin the consideration of bills on the gen eral calendar by Tuesday. TOP-AY'S PIIOGRAM SAORAMBNTO, Jan. 17.—(8y Asso ciated Press.) —There promises to be a lively debate over a resolution which w ill be introduced in the assembly tomor row by Mr. Caminetti. Caminetti wart's to amend the rules so as to give certain measures the right of way over the reg ular business of the leg-sUture, when they come up for final action. The bills to be thus favored are classified as fol lows: First—Relating to state government, revenues, various departments, commis sions, etc. Second—City government, roads and highways. Third—Townships, city, city and county governments and municipal af fairs. Fourth—Flection laws. Fifth—Code commissioners report. Caminetti was going to Introduce his resolution on Friday. At that time only three classes were to be considered, but at the request of Dibble, the assembly man from Amador, deferred his purpose until Monday and at a meeting of the committee on rules, Dibble tacked on the election laws and code commissioners report. The object of the resolution, according to the author. Is to clean up the business of the state and prevent baling of the character of legislation prescribed, by members who have\measures, in which they are Interested. It is suggested that In past resolutions the consideration of measures in which individuals or sec tions are concerned, has retarded action on state appropriations and other busi ness of interest to Ihe government. In short, legislators who have axes to grind have failed to see the wisdom of attend ing to the state*? business before receiv ing eonsiel'pration of measures of inter est to the district they represent. They have heretofore taken the stand that the state's business both had to be trans acted at all hazards, and that' prompt action must be had on their own meas ures while those of the state were pend ing: while, on tbe other hand, if the state's business was to be rushed through shrift would be given their own. Several members expressed them selves in this way tonight and tomorrow developments promise to be interesting. It is the general opinion that the code commissioners' report will'consume most of the timy Of the session and tomorrow, at the request of the commission, about 800 bills amending the codes will be pre sented. THE CZAR'S NEW COOK LONDON, Jan. 17.—The Daily Mai' dispatch from Vienna says startling ru mors are current that the czar ant czarina are suffering from Indication of poisoning, but the only ground fo them seems to be that extensive change have recently been made In the kitchci of the Winter palace. KIRKPATRICK RECOVERING. LONDON, Jan. 17. -Lieut.-Gov. Kirk Patrick of Ontario, who underwent a operation at the South-street hosplt. 'on Wednesday last, has progressed) well. THE MAN OF THE HOUR EXTINCTION OF FUR SEALS Not So Imminent as Has Been Stated COMMISSIONER HAMILTON Concludes the Most Careful Examination Yet Made He Found Ten Thousand Dead Pups, but They Died From Overcrowd ing—Agreement Expected Associated Press Special Wire I LONDON. Jan. 17.—Mr. Gerald Bar rett Hamilton, one of the British com missioners, appointed to investigate the conditions of seal life In Bering sea, has recently returned to London on the con clusion of his mission. Leaving Lon don last summer with Professor Thom pson, Mr. Hamilton proceeded via New York and San Franc!, co to the north of Japan. Thence he was conveyed on board H. M. S. Spartan to Bobbin is land, near Saghalien bay, where is aam ill rookerj Professor Thomp son went independently to the Prtbyloff group. The investigation was made in co:.sequence of the abatement that the seal herd was being wiped out by pela gic sealing. After spending six weeks on the Commander islands, and visit ing Robbin island, Mr. Hamilton joined Pi afes9or Thompson on the Pribyloffs. There the commission remained until the end of October. The l Canadian nnd United States commissioners. Messrs. McKoun and Clarke, were also on the Pribyloffs at the time. The British com missioners say they received most gen erous treatment from the Americans, who behaved in a very fair way. Owing to the exceptional powers given, to the American commissioners by their gov ernment they w ere able to do more than has previously been accomplished. Among other tnings a census of every seal island was taken. This showed that there were 143,000 <=ca!s on the Pribyloffs and proved that the American estimates of previous years were much betow the mark. Another importai t piece of work was the counting of dead pups The Americans claimed that owing to the killing at sea of breeding females vast numbers of pups were left to starve on the islands—they said as many as 30, --000 perished in this way. It was, there fore, highly important to know exactly how many dead pups there-were. There were a large number of dead—about 11.000—that it was proved had been killed by overcrowding before the commence ment of pelagic sealing- about 10,000 had died later in the season. The results of the investigation have tended to prove to the minds of the com missioners that although it has been though thai tue sealing industry would collapse in two years there is no fear of such an early extinction of the fur seal. No doubt is entertained that now the question has been approached in such an amicable way. some measures of preserving the seal will be adopted. The large decrease in this year's catch of seals is probably due In part to the bad weather prevalent during the early part of August. It does not necessarily indicate a decrease in the number of sen's. On this point, opinion is divided. Tho Canadians say the seals on the Pribyloffs have increased in number, while the Americans claim they have de creased. The British commissioners are now preparing their reports and they will probably be in the of the foreign officer by spring. In al" j reliability a fresh commission will be sent this year in order to report any change as com pared with last year's conditions. AN IRISH ORDER. LYNN, Mass., Jan. 17.—John E. Red mond, the leader of the Parnellite wing of the home rulers In the British house ■>f commons, spent today in this city. In the afternoon he was tendered a re ■eption by the Clover club, composed l of h" leading Irish-Americans in the city, and addressed the organisation, ir;-ti uting a comparison between the Eng 'lsh and American prison systems. Mr. Redmond says that when he returns o England he will bring the matter of he prison system of Great Britain be ire parliament andi make an effort to aye It improved' apd make it more hu nme. HIS FATHER'S SON. CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. Jan. 17—Ed -ard' W. Emerson of Cnncord, son of 'alph Waldo Emerson, has been i-hoscn ■i poet for Phi Beta Kappa day at darvardl next June. NEWS OF THE MORNING By Telegraph: Fair today, with heavy frost at night. The Indian famine victims dying by thou sand's. The retrenchment committee ef tho state legislature is setting iv its work. A fatal election riot in. a Cteorpia. town.... An unusual number of robberies repotted*. A blizzard raging in the middle west.... Traffic much impeded and some stock killed. The Kansas Populists propose to gerry mander the state in the Interest of congres sional nominees. The Cuban insurgents camped within nine miles of Havana....Yellow fever and smallpox still epidemic. Major McKlnley is very busy, but his health is gooc Hanna denies his re ported candidacy for Senator Sherman's place. English Commissioner Hamilton con cludes an examination of the fur seal situ ation; extinction of the animil is not Im m'nent. A new assorlaMon formed to take charge of bicycle racing... .Burn' declines to play in the international cable chess match, and the Englishmen expect defeat. Congressional forecast: The Nlcara guau canal bill, Perkins.' bill for a labor commission and the international money conference will receive attention in the senate — There are no matters of great mportancc now pending before the house. Mines and miners—Page 7. Sports of the day—Page 3. In the field of labor—Page 8. Pomona news notes—Page 8. "City council forecast for today—Page S. Bicyclist bitten by a vicious dog—Page 8. Yesterday at the churches—Pages o and 7. German day at the Home Products exhi bit ion—Piige 8. Tobacco manufactory commences opera tions in Downey -Page 7. A trusting Xorwalk man and his experi ence with a bunco steerer—Page 8. THE SWEATING SYSTEM. Can- Be Abolished by Passing Stringent Immigration Laws. ALBANY, N. V.. Jan. 17.—Congress can, to a very large degree, solve the problem of the abolition of the sweating system by passing more stringent im migration laws and by a tax system that, would force the workers out of the tenements into shop buildings, the state agents can reach them. This is the most important paragraph in the annual report of the New York factory inspector, Mr. O'Leary, and he alleges that the great evil is no more prevalent in New York city than in Buffalo, Roch ester, Syracuse, San Francisco, Phila delphia, Boston. Hartford:, St. Louis-, St. Paul and every other large city, and especially in cities or localities where the manufacture of clothing is carried on to any extant. In his report Inspector O'Leary says: "With knee pants bringing from 50 to 75 cents a dozen, vests from $1 to 8 psr dozen, trousers from 12% to 75 cents per pair; and coats from 32 cents to $1.50 each, with a percentage of these prices for the 'boss sweaters' andi another re duction off for cost of carting, which the workmen are obliged'to pay, we can not expee't to find anything but desti tution, suffprirr. Intellectual and' men tal depression existing among the un fortunate victims of this pernicious sys tem." THE LEADVILLE STRIKERS. Gov. Adams Still Hop':• to Effect a Settlement, LEADVILLE, Cel., Jan, 17.—Gov. Adams is still here and' working to ef fect a settlement of the troubles grow ing out of the strike. He Is hopeful of success, but thus far dloes not give out details regarding his progress. He has gone so far as to offer to contribute to ware! a fund for the support- of unem ployed miners, should the strike be de clared! off, until they can secure w-ork here or elsewhere. He has been very firm thus far, stating that any propo sition which embraced the removal , f imported miners couldl not be considered. Debs is still at work, and his plans contemplate provision by the Western Federation of funds for the support of idle miners for two months after the stiike Is declared off, if that be decldeel upon. Gov. Adams will remain here, ho says, until a settlement is effected or until he is convinced' that there is no hope for a settlement A definite p-opositlon to him from the Miners' ur.on is expected tomorrow, as the result of a meeting of that organization today. JUST IN TIME. The Almighty Points a Moral to the Fastor's Tale. OAKLAND, Jan. 17.—An earthquake this afternoon was productive of a very remarkable scene at the Tenth-avenue church. Rev. C. M. Hill, th ; pastor, was just closing an eloquent ser mon. Just as he asked them in an im pressive manner what account they would render of their stewardship, the building began to q>isk« until it seemed that the roof would fall in. In a momem all was confusion. Some of the congre gation ran for the doors. Others fell upon their knees to pray, while others, with faces pale, stood' waiting for what seemed to many to be certain death. Deacon Joseph Plaw- attempted to calm the assemblage. He askedi why there should be fear if they had heeded the words of their shepherd and were ready for the end. He said that they should rejoice if the end' came and found~them prepared. The speaker quickly restored quiet, and when he had finished, all joined in prayers of thanksgiving. THE KANSAS LEGISLATURE. TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 17.—Very little business of importance will be trans acted by the Kansas legislature until af ter the settlement of the senatorial ques tion. The dozen candidates for Mr. Puf - fer's place are all on the ground. Har ris, Bried'enthai, Peffer andi Dennis are regarded as tiie leading candidates. A careful review of the situation ten days ago indicated that Peffer w as in the lead. At the opening of the legislature it locked as : . r had' the whip hand'. Now Col. tu be in the lead:, though none of the other man agers are making concessions. A nom ination Is expected early next week. THE POPE PLEASED. LONDON, Jan. 17.—The Chronicle's correspondent says that the pope has heard'of the signing of the Anglo-Amer ican treaty with satisfaction. He would wish the papacy to be regarded as a per manent arbitration tribunal for all na tions, but he Ik glad to see the principle adopted! in any form. CITYPRICR.P7R SINH!.RCOt»V, i CBNTS OS Ti«.\NS! l "*?T*T|c>M LINES, s CENTS CUBANS DON'T NEED CANNON Until Ready to Lay Siege to Havana A LETTER TO THE JUNTA Confirms the Earlier Accounts Given of Maceo's Death Hospital Service Reports From Havana Indicate That Yellow Fever and Smallpox Arc Still Eplde...Uo. Associated Pre.-,-- Spo"ln] Wire JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan.. 17.—A letter has been received by one of the representatives in the city of the Cuban Junta confirming the dispatches of Fri day giving an account of the death of Gen. Maceo. The letter is from Lieut- Col. Hernandez, who has* encampedt with a company of cavalry and other forcei near where Maceo wa^ambushed. The insurgents are reported to be en camped within nine miles of Havana, HEALTH AT HAVANA. WASHINGTON. Jan. 17.—The current number of the public health reports, is sued by the marine hospital service, contains a report from Sanitary Inspect or Burgess at Havana, who saysi that during the week ending January 7 tihere were 306 deaths In the city, 61 of which were caused' by yellow fever, with ap proximately 170 new cases; 85 werecaus ed by smallpox, with 702 new cases, ap proximately; 3 were causes! by so-called pernicious fever; 4 by paludal fever; 1 by d'iplvtheria; 15 by dysentery and 5 by the grip; 8 by pneumonia and 37 by tu berculosis. Sixty of the sixty-one;deaths from yellow fever during the week were among Spanjsh soldiers in the military hospital, while all of the seventy deaths from smallpox occurred among civilians in the different parts of the elty. Yellow fever, on the whole, rathr diminishes, as might be expected £rom the o oier weather which har, pre - ailir.g for some time, but smallpox 1? ere as* The vice-consul-freneral of the Unit d States at Port Au Prince, Hayti, under date of December 15. reports that yellow fever epidemic that prevailed there has ceased In tt* ravage.*. Henry S. Camineero, sanitary inspect or at Santiago de Cuba, cays that flfity two deaths have beein reported during the week ending January 2, of which three were from yellow fever. Thai lat ter disease has abated somewhat, but the Inspector says that as> new reg i n c n ta arrived from Spain January 1. he i a - no doubt the fever cases will again inert a t c. Malaria is as usual claiming many vie- tims. INSURGENT PROSPECTS NEW YORK, Jan. 17.—The World thia morning' prints art interview with Gen eral Ruls Rivera, obtained In the field near Canco, near Piniar del Pjlo. In this interview General Rivera says: "I do not wish to criticise our friend's in the United States for I believe them (re ferring to the junta), patriotic men, striving to do their best for Cuba, but Wfl here in Pinardel Rio have been'some what neglected. "Great reliance was placed upon Gen eral Maceo, our beloved commander, and it was thought that he could cot only defeat the enemy in the province but finally make a junction with Gomez. But he knew and our friends fltould have known also, that four or five or ten thousand men, poorly armed and most jof the time with but scanty ammuni tion, could not prevail against 50,000 well armed and well fed troops. One or two small expeditions landed—one at Cor rientes bay—but otherwise for nine months we have beer, depending upon our strategy and knowledge of the prov ince to keep us out of a pitched battle." Speaking with reference to cannon, he said: "I wish it could be communi cated to our friends in the United States that cannon are more in the way of ourselves than of the enemy in this prov ince. In the first place, they are incon venient to take about aver the hills through the district of Managua and through the woods. The cannoi we now have represent an outlay of four or five thousand dollars, and yet almost 1000 rifles could be purchesed for that sum. Of course when we are in a position to assault Havana heavy guns will be a necessity. Do we expect to do so? No, not very soon. About the end of th* winter, I hope. "There is certainly nothing to be gained by making statements that are untrue, or tail I do not believe in my self. It would be wrong for me to give our friends in the United States the im pression that we are perfectly able to take care of ourselves, no matter what happens. Indeed, now that you are here representing a paper that has been true to us from the beginning, I hope my statement will reach those who are en deavoring to aid us directly and assist them in arriving at proper conclusions. Some of my best friends may criticize me for speaking so plainly, but I wish the Cubans of New York, Philadelphia,, Jacksonville and Key West to know we here In Plnar del Rio, like our brothers of the Orient, are v illing to die for Cuba or to win. We can't fight, alone with cur hands or even with machetes against an enemy that is equipped, ted and drilled. We do not need men and! above a, we do rnt want foreigners to come unless they arc men of military science, it is net, as you know, because of our lack of appreciation of the sympatic/ o> as sistance of the foreigner. Wo pray to God that the American nation exists and we know and appreciate the great help it has been to us. "We do not want young Americans to come to Cuba as fighters. Not one in ten knows a word of the language of our country—a language we would change 11 we could, since we dislike everything Spanish. "There were, perhaps, forty or fifty Americans with Maceo in this province, but I do not believe there are half a dozen of them left, "I do not know how General GoTnez feels in this particular, but as far as I am concerned) I do not want any for eigners. There are plenty of Cubans In the Cnited States who should be. andi presume are, willing and anxious to me <o the assistance of their fighting brethren. Ii" pen are to be sent, let Cubans be the men. "But as a matter of fact, we are not in need of men at all. The whole native population is with us. and I am confi dent that an army of 50.000 could! be placed, in Havana province before the winter its over if we had but the arms and ammunition. Our Cubans are brave, and patriotic, anel willing to die for our republic, but they are not yet strong enough to face an enemy's bul lets with empty hands. Tell the Ameri can people to give us rifles andi a supply