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TWENTYJTFTH YEAR. NO. 69.
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ffo-L fj?;~~ Vhe Veriscope Pictures of the
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Taken at CARSON CITY, March 17, iBg7.
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•tlh the following artists In the cast-MLLtt. MA RIB TOULINQUET. MLLE. MARIE DC
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_ Endorsed alike by Press and Pulpit. Special Bargain Matlneq Saturday. Prices 2<c and 50c.
•eats now on sale. Night prices—26c, roe, 7-c and tI.OO.
9?oxt Attraction—7/ext Week, 'Dec. 13, the Peal Zthiny
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KLAW AND ERLANGER'S PRODUCTION OF THE NEW YORK
CASINO'S GREATEST POPULAR HIT,
THE MOST CONSPICUOUS BURLESQUE SUCCESS OF THE TIME.
75 People in the Sreat Company
melange of Comedy, farot, Purlesque, Opera, Pallet, Specialty
PRICES will be 25c, Mo, 75c, 1100 and |1.60. Telephone Main 70.
. SA Lo* Angelas' Society VaudeTllle Theater.
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The Phenomenal Singer, Carollno Hull, Triplc
w Voiced Vocalist. The 8-jnsation of fcurope and
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PRICES NEVER CHANGING—Evening Reserved Seats, 25 and 80 coots; Gallery, 10 cent*. Reg-
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Henry Pettlt's Big Remantlo T/» . mf , s C*
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initial Zfour of Pacific Coast and Castern States of
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Prices—lLOf), 75*. 50c.
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J eaves Pasadena at S-.25 a. i Tuesdays and Fridays rvmht. nr»in. n„™
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The Dlnlnt Cart are managed by Harvey and serve breakfast after leaving Los Angeloz.
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pearly 100 Siyantie SSirds of Jill jfyes
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iCieSta Park Corner Twelfth and Grand Avenue
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Admission, 25 cents. Ladies free JAMES F. MORLY. Manager.
A LYNCHING IN NEVADA
WHICH BREAKS THE RECORD
FOR BRUTALITY
Adam Über Hanged and His Naked
Body Biddled With Bullets.
He Was Innocent
CARSON, Nev., Dec. 7.—One of the
most horrible lynchings ever known in
Nevada occurred at Genoa, 14 miles
from here, at 2 o'clock this morning.
Adam Über, who last week shot and
killed Hans Anderson In a Mlllervllle
saloon, was hanged by a mob of masked
men to a cottonwood tree half a mile
distant from the Jail.
When taken from his cell the victim
had on nothing but a shirt. This was
torn off by the lynchers, and the nude
body was left dangling In the air for
six hours. As the body was being pulled
up, the mob riddled it with bullets.
When satisfied that the man was dead,
the vigilantes dispersed and returned
to their homes.
At the hour above mentioned the lead
er of the mob presented himself at a
Side window of the county Jail and
called to Sheriff Brickliss and stated
that a Gardenervllle constable had ar
rived with is prisoner he wished to have
locked up. The sheriff was some time
in responding, and the mob, becoming
impatient at the delay, battered down
the door of the recorder's office with a
Sledge hammer and entered the room
where, the sheriff and constable were.
After solne resistance, both officers were
disarmed and placed under a guard of
SGI men armed with shotguns. The
prisoner was then awakened. He fought]
hard with a chair, but was soon over
powered. He cried for mercy, but was
silenced with a gag, and, after being
bound, was dragged through the streets
out of the city and to a place half a mile
distant, where the crowd halted. The
sheriff and constable were forced to ac
company the mob, and, still under a
strong guard, watched the execution.
A rope was placed about Über's neck,
and he was given one minute in which
to pray. Before the time had expired
twenty-five pairs of arms tugged at the
rope and he was lifted into the air.
Firing at his body then comenced, and
been accomplished the lynchers dis
when their purpose seemed to have
persed. Über was beaten and bruised
while being dragged to death. The pris
oner was about to receive a fair trial and
Just punishment for the crime commit
ted The preliminary examination was
held last week and the grand Jury had
found an Indictment. A number of wit
nesses would have been brought into
court to prove that Über had been as
saulted by Anderson before the shoot
ing.
Über had a millionaire uncle, Henry
Robson, In Pittsburg, Pn., and it is
thought that the members of the mob
may be brought to Justice.
Justice Conway Dead
DETNVBR, Dec. 8.-A special from Chey
enne, Wyo„ to the News at 1 oclock this
morning says: Chief Justice Conway of
the Wyoming supreme court died one hour
ago. He had been sick for three weeks
and had been confined to his home with
an attack of la grippe, Ibut no one sup
posed he was seriously 111. He was elected
ln 1890 at the first state election.
Took Lodge Funds
BAN FRANCISCO, Deo. 7.-F. W. Ken
sky has been arrested In this city on a
charge of felony embezzlement. He will
be taken today to Armona, Kings county,
for trial. Kensky was the financial secre
tary of the lodge of Woodmen at that place
and left there last Saturday, so it was
charged, with 1100 belonging to the organi
sation.
THE HERALD
PRO=CUBAN
COMMENT
On McKinley's Message to
Congress
EX-MINISTER HANNIS TAYLOR
STATES SOME FACTS AND DRAWS
SOME CONCLUSIONS
The Policy of Irresolution and Non-
Action Should Be Scornfully Re
jected by Congress
_ »
Associated Fresi Special Wire.
, MOBILE, Ala., Dec. 7.— Ex-Minister to
Spain Hon. Hannls Taylor, gives out the
following:
"The Associated Press has requested
me to express my views as to that part
of the president's message which relates
to the Cuban question. Putting aside
the Irrelevant matter by which it is en
cumbered, the substance of the only rec
ommendation made by the executive to
congress upon this subject is that this
government cannot venture to do any
thing to put an end to the inhuman
strife which, during the last three years,
has reduced the Island almost to a des
ert, because there is a prospect of a set
tlement between the combatants upon
the basis of a so-called plan of autono
my lately put forth by the Sagasta min
istry. I believe congress should firmly
and scornfully reject such a policy of ir
resolution and non-action, because the
assumption upon which it is founded is
an empty illusion. The vital question
at issue has not been touched by the rev
olutionary effort of Sagasta to end the
war by means of a craftily incomplete
propositlSn that carries with it no con
stitutional guaranee whatever. All who
are familiar with the Spanish law know
that a valid grant of an autonomous co
lonial system that Involves not only the
repeal of all existing laws on that sub
ject, but also the transfer of the control
of a large part of the national revenues
of Spain to a colonial legislature, can
not be made except by an act passed by
both houses of the cortes and approval
by the queen regent. „,. .
"The effort Just made to secure the
result by a mere royal decree, unsup
ported by parliamentary action, has,
therefore, been Justly denied by Romero
Robledo, late minister of Justice, as a
purely revolutionary proceeding ln de
fiance of the constitution.
"In one particular, the cabinets at
Washington and Madrid are ln identi
cally the same situation. Both are striv
ing with all their might, either to defy
or circumvent the national will as em
bodied ln their respective legislatures.
"But even If the Sagasta plan pos
sessed constitutional validity, a careful
Inspection of its artful terms must re
veal the fact that, like the pretentious
sham put forth by Canovas, It contains
two cardinal provisos that would enable
the home government to reduce the
whole scheme at any moment to zero.
The autocrat of Cuba has ever been the
governor general, and the present plan
contemplates his continuance as such,
with full power to crush by veto any and
every act of the colonial legislature.
"I have attempted to demonstrate
elsewhere that the primary cause of the
endless conflict Is economic, and that
difficulty can never be removed until
Cuba is independent or possessed of an
Insular parliament that can regulate
absolutely her own tariffs.
"At the end of three years of whole
sale destruction, provoked by Spain
through unprecedented political and
economic oppression, that has brought
death and famine to hundreds of thous
ands, the Spanish crown at last con
fesses that the Cubans are right and
that their wrongs should now be re
dressed by generous and genuine gov
ernment of home rule. When the prof
fered scheme Is examined It is found to
be not only Indefinite and illegal, but ab
solutely wanting in sincerity upon two
vital points at issuance. Such proposal
has been extorted by the result of a
struggle- that has so completely broken
the military and financial power of
Spain that a conquest of the Island is
now hopeless. After expending $300.
--000,000 and after sending over the sea
300,000 soldiers, Spain has a fighting
force in the island of less than 70,000,
while the revolutionary army, now in
possession of the greater part of the
country, numbers about 60,000.
"It is generally understood that a de
liberate conspiracy to thwart the will
of the nation Is to be carried out through
an appeal to the speaker of the house
of representatives, who Is expected to
manipulates its rules so as to prevent
the passage of the pending belligerency
resolution, which the senate has al
ready approved.
"The house of representatives Is either
to be muzzled or called on to declare
that this revolutionary government,
which has virtually crushed the power
of Spain in Cuba, has no such de facto
existence as will authorize a recogni
tion of war between the contending par
ties."
CUBAN COMMENTS 4
HAVANA, Dec. 7.—El Diario de la
Marina, commenting upon President
McKinely's message to congress, says:
"It contains impressive declarations
calculated to strengthen, were that nec
essary, the Spanish cause in the Island
of Cuba. It will dishearten the separ
atists. Facts are always the most en
ergetic and decisive arguments, and
the facts in the presidential message
cannot be any less satisfactory to the
Spaniards than to the American legisla
ture. According to the solemn state
ments of the American chief magistrate
LOS ANGELES» WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1897
to the American congress there is no
reason that will Justify American in
tervention in the Cuban question. This
undoubted fact is confirmed by the ex
ecutive of the American union."
"In view of the absolute sovereignty
of Spain over Cuba and of the absence
of such conditions aa would entitle the
insurgents to claim recognition as bellig
erents, facts acknowledged in the presi
dent's message, as was to be expected,
because reason, Justice and right re
quired, we protest with all our energy
against declarations aiming to show
that the United States would be Justified
In assuming another attitude in certain
contingencies in the future.
"Suoh declarations may be intended,
as they probably are, to console the
Jingoes for failure, but there is not a
Spaniard who will not show indignation
at all such suggestions.
"Spain ln any event will repel any
demonstration looking to the interven
tion of a foreign sfate ln affairs abso
lutely her own; and the United States
shall never, under any consideration,
take even atn Indirect part ln the settle
ment of our own particular concerns."
El Pais, the organ of the autonomists,
thinks the message very favorable to
the Interests of Cuba, and believes the
attitude President McKinley has as
sumed will "calm the fury of the par
tisans of independence." And it adds:
"The radical change In Spanish policy,
the establishment of autonomy and the
release of political prisoners is working
a rapid and most surprising transform
ation. It demonstrates that Spain,
while resolved to maintain her sov
ereignty at any cost,- to put down the
rebellion and to destroy the forces that
support it, will use also the practical ar
guments that must appeal to the sym
pathy of the American people."
Today General Blanco signed a de
cree releasing forty-one persons who
have been imprisoned on charges of
complicity in the insurgents' move
ments.
The Expected Boar From the British
Lion
LONDON, Dec. 7—The St. James
Gazette this afternoon, commenting
upon President McKinley's message,
says:
"It has disappointed everybody in tho
attempt to give universal satisfaction.
President McKinley is ln an unpleas
ant position, having to sit on the fence.
As a whole it looks like an early con
fession of a great failure."
The Pall Mall Gazette takes a favor
able view of the message and criticises
the comments of the Times, remarking
that It Is as Impossible "to deal with the
Cuban question without offending Spain
as it would be to deal with Armenia
without offending the Sultan."
The Olobe is of the opinion "that it
would have taxed the abilities even of
a great statesman" to deal with the
questions satisfactorily, adding: "All
the arguments against the annexation
of Cuba are wholly applicable to Hawaii,
but the United States Is determined to
have the latter, though America,a fourth
rate naval power, as it is, can only hold
Hawaii on sufferance. In the event of
war, she would be bundled out, neck
and crop, by any first rate power which
finds it necessary to occupy the island."
PARIS, Dec. 7.—The Republique
Francalse today says the tone of Presi
dent McKinley's message to congress
"Is conciliatory but not exempt from
ambiguity."
The Journal dcs Debate regards the
message as "little reassurance to Spain,
who has the world's sympathies."
AT BERLIN
BERLIN, Dec. 7.—President McKin
ley's message to congress has been re
ACROSS THE OCEAN
AT PARIS
NOW, FOOT THE BILL, MR. ALGER !
cieved quietly here. Its conservatism
Is praised.
AT MADRID
MADRID, Dec. 7.—The cabinet today
considered dispatchee from Senor de
Lome, Spanish minister at Washington,
containing extracts from McKinley's
message to congress. The ministers
agreed. In considering the message, it
was generally favorable to Spain. Its
tone has produced a good effect in offi
cial circles, but it is pointed out that fKe
paragraph relating to the alleged rights
of the United States to Intervene in the
Cuban question are calculated to dis
please the Spanish people.
European Intrigue
ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 7.—Baron
Yon Mohohrenhelm, the Russian ambas
sador at Paris, has been relieved of his
post but he remains a member of the
Council of the Empire. Perhaps the
cause of the recall of the Baron may bo
found ln the dispatch of the St. Peters
burg correspondent of th? London Dally
Telegraph, August 11th, saying that
"the diplomatic intrigue against the
visit of President Faure to Emperor
Nicholas will result, I understand, in
the dismissal of Baron Yon Mohohren
helm, Russian ambassador to France.and
Count Lannes de Montebello, the French
ambassador to Russia."
INDEX
TO THE TELEGRAPH HEWS
It's raining up north and the storm
is headed this way.
Hews by steamer Aorangi from
Honolulu and the South sea Islands.
Ex-Minister to Spain Hannis Tay
lor talks on the message and on Cuban
affairs.
Tacoma merchants seeking to have
the Dyea subport of entry at Dyea
discontinued.
China offers to pay anything or do
any thing if the Germans will only go
away from Kiao Chou.
Hayti makes apology and salutes
the German flag; the exciting inci
dent is considered closed.
A masked mob at Carson, Nev.,
breaks the record for brutal lynching,
and the man they hanged was prob
ably innocent.
All the bicycle records 'broken in
the six-day race now in progress; half
of the riders are also broken up; racing
results at Ingleslde.
President McKinley reaches Canton
and is once more recognized by his
mother; the family gathered about the
bedside waiting resignedly for the
end.
Croot, the English bantam pugilist,
dead' from the effects of Barry's
punches; all the people concerned in
the fight arrested and charged with
manslaughter.
Secretary Gage submits his report
on national finances, and includes rec
ommendations concerning currency re
form; condition of California banks is
particularly good.
Congressional proceedings; the sen
ate squabbles' over the order in which
matters shall be considered, and the
house quarrels oyer the distribution
of the presidential message; neither
house does any business.
M'KINLEY AT CANTON
AND FINDS HIS AGED MOTHER
STILL ALIVE
Recovery Sufficient for Recognition Is
Vouchsafed—The Family Waits
Resignedly For the End
CANTON, 0., Dec. 7.—Once more the
children of Mrs. McKinley have gathered
about her couch, made sacred by her
tenacious struggle against death. The
union is complete. The President
arrived before the death angel made his
visit. With the children were other
relatives, among whom was the aged sis
ter of Mrs. McKinley, Mrs. Osbourne,
mother of Consul Wm. Osbourne.
There was a Joy unspeakable tn the
breast of the President as he stood at
the bedside. He had been permitted to
again see his mother alive, after having
answered all the obligations to his coun
try.
In the little upper room at the Mc-
Kinley homestead there was a scene al
most too sacred for pen to write of.
The eVes of all present were filled with
tears ass they witnessed the remarkable
and almost miraculous rally of the
President's mother from the uncon
scious state into which she had fallen
early ln the morning. As her son en
tered the room accompanied by his wife
and Miss Mabel McKinley, the sister
of the President, Miss Helen said:
"Mother, here are William and Ida,"
The President knelt by her bedside,
kissed his mother tenderly, reverently,
and as he did so, she put her arm about
his neck and signified that she knew
him. She also recognized the Presi
dent's wife and extended a hand
toward her. She recognized Mabel Mc-
Kinley and Jack Duncan.
It seemed to friends that she had been
awaiting the arrival of her son. Soon
afterwards she lapsed Into an uncon
scious state and the strength that had
been husbanded for the last meeting
of mother and son, seemed to leave her.
In the midst of the deep sorrow of the
family, there Is a feeling of Joy that
the president has been permitted to
reach his mother's bedside before the
Inevitable dissolution came, and that
the mother might again realize his
presence and he know that he had been
recognized. These hopes have been
granted them and they now patiently
and resignedly await the end.
Tire president has remained almost
constantly at the bedside since his ar
rival, and kept tonight's vigil, relieving
others of the children, who have been
constantly at the bedside.
He remained close to the house all
day, going out only for a little air and
exercise, taking a walk near the house.
At 2:30 a. m. Mother McKinley was
resting comfortably; no perceptible
change.
3:lo.—The president has Just retired,
feeling sure from the condition of his
mother that she will be alive at dawn.
There is no change ln her condition.
She is still resting easily.
Illinois Legislature
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Dec. 7—The State
Legislature met today. After the read
ing of the Governor's message, both
houses adjourned until tomorrow. The
Republican Senators caucused before
the session began and decided to re
tain the old officers.
Speaker Curtis, calling the House to
order, urged quick dispatch of business
and prompt adjournment.
Twelve 'Pages
PRICE FIVE CENTS
SQUABBLE
IS STARTED
Over the Senate Order of
Business
DISTRIBUTION OF MESSAGE
SETS THE CONGRESSMEN BY THE
i EARS
A Flood of Bills Emptied Into tbe
Senate—Lively But Aimless
House Debate
Associated Press Special Wire.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 7.—Tho
Invocation at the opening of the Sen
ate today was delivered by Rev. Charles
A. Berry, of Wolverhampton, England.
He prayed that the Almighty might take
Into his care all the Interests of the na
tion, that from this nation may emanate
such feelings of brotherhood as would be
a blessing to all mankind.
Mr. Walthall of Mississippi presented
the credentials of Hon. H. S. Money of
Mississippi, to succeed the late Senator
George.
The Senator's credentials read that he
should have and hold such office until his
authority should be "revoked by compe
tent authority."
Senators Chandler, New Hampshire,
and Homer, Massachusetts.insisted that
they were not ln constitutional form,
but raised no objection to the Senator
being sworn in, which was done after
Senators Walthall, Allen and Teller
had characterized the objection as tech
nical.
Morgan of Alabama expressed his
gratification that the president had re
quired congress to confer upon the ex
ecutive power to act at the sale of the
Kansas Pacific road in such a manner
as would best protect the interests of the
government.
On request of Carter of Montana,
chairman of the census committee, the
measure providing for the federal cen
sus of 1900, reported to the senate at the
last session, was recommitted to the
committee.
Turple of Indiana asked that at 3
o'clock Friday, Dec. 17th, exercises be
held In memory of the Hon. William S.
Holman, late a representative in con
gress fcom Indiana, The order waa
made.
Tillman presented a resolution, which
was adopted, Axing Jan. ISth, at 2 p. m.,
as a time for memorial service for the
late Joseph H. Earl, a senator from
South Carolina.
Lodge then gave notice that he would
call up the immigration bill at the con
clusion of the present unfinished busi
ness.
Gear announced promptly that he
would contest that motion.
Allison, ln the Hope, he said, that the
gentlemen might reach an amicable un
derstanding, moved, at 1:35 p. m., that
the senate adjourn and the motion pre
vailed.
During the session .108 bills, many of
which were private pension measures,
were Introduced, in addition to several
Joint resolutions and some senate resolu
tions.
BILLS AND RESOLUTIONS
WASHINGTON. Dec. 7. — Senator
Morgan today introduced a resolution
directing the Attorney-General to send
to the Senate a full statement of the au
thority for, and the proceedings under
which, the Kansas Pacific sale is to he
made, and requesting the President to
postpone the sale until such time as will
give Congress a reasonable time to con
sider and act upon his recommendations.
The resolution quotes the President's
message in relation to the Kansas Pa
cific as a preamble.
A flood of bills and Joint resolutions
was poured into the senaate, Morrill, the
venerable senator from Vermont, having
the distinction of Introducing the first,
providing for the "gilding of the statue
of liberty on the dome of the capitol."
Among the bills Introduced, the
greater number of which were pension
bills, was one by Quay of Pennsylvania,
for the relief of the children of a soldier
of the revolution.
Pettlgrew of South Dakota secured
the passage of a resolution calling upon
the interstate commerce commission to
furnish the senate a list of the railroad
companies which have complied wholly,
ln part, or not at all with the law of
congress providing that safety appli
ances be fixed to railroad cars. The res
olution calls for the total number of
persons killed by the railroads during
the past year.
The contest between the friends of the
Immigration bill and those who favor
prompt action with reference to the sale
of the Kansas Pacific developed at this
juncture.
Lodge of Massachusetts moved to take
up the Immigration bill and proceed with
its consideration. As soon as the im
port of the motion was realized Gear
of lowa was on his feet with an objec
tion.
Lodge called attention to the fact that
he had made a motion to take up the Im
migration bill and had not asked unan
imous consent for its consideration.
Gear adverted to the importance of
giving prompt attention to the part of
the president's message in which Mc-
Kinley had asked that congress confer
upon the executive, by legislation, full
power to buy in the Kansas Pacific rail
road. He said he would Introduce a res
olution conferring upon the executive
the authority requested, and he hoped
that neither the immigration bill, to
which he was entirely friendly, nor any- -
thing else would be permitted to inter-

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