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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 131.
AMUSEMENTS
gf. I«os Angoies' Society Vaudeville Theater
Voniyat Voniyht
W^a*V^l»V»\W\kV»3B
V Haven, Juvunlie Hinging Comedian; Aluioot and
turnout. Instrumental Human; Violet Dale, singing Soubrotte and Acrobatic Dancer; bast
fees, of Paolo and Dika. Kcoentrlc. Vocalist: Uarnvjrand Russell, character Artists; Maude
lea II I'rlee, Vocalist and Monologue Artiste; Crlmmins and Gore, Comcdv Inventors.
'RICKS NEVER CHANOINtI. Evening Reserved Beats, 28 nnd N cents; Uillery, 10 cents,
tegular Matinees Wednesday. Saturday ami Snnilny Telephone Main m"
lp» Angeles Theater _ fcfclM^,*'*
7- . THE FAMOUS (7\ , . Direction of
Uonignt original ... uJostontans frank l. perley
.— — Victor Herbert's Greatest Light Opera—
—, «» i Tonight. I I Wednesday Matinea and m_ , . .
7A» Oerenacte and Wednesday Thursday Night JVOOM JtOOd
Grand Chorus and Orcliestra Beautiful Scenery. Tasteful Costumes, Rrllliant Effects.
Bests now on sale. Prices, Me, Me, "■>:•. tl.iMi. $1 80, |2110. Tel. Main ill.
Rut-bank Theater JOHN 5 riB,,KK - M^get -
The only theater In the city with heating facilities.
Ml^t M°.Vne.l.7n"rd., ,,,,Weok - Vhe Popular 6Ueford Co Supporting....
Jessie 9/ prion , (
he Sensational Kidnaping Bcene, Introducing a genuine hack and horses, and the police
..atrol. The great Brooklyn Bridge, Scene, showing four distinct views. HONGS, DANCaS,
BPKCI ALT! KH Prlees, 18c, 28c, Sfte. f>oc I'lionc Main 127u
California Limited |' 1
Via Oanta J*e Jioutc \
Leaves Los Angeles...B:oo a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday Other :
Leaves Pasadena 8:25 a.m. Sunday* Tuesday and Friday ; ;
Arrive Kansas City 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday $ %)au x
Arrive St. Louis 7:00 a.m. Wednesday; Friday and Monday $ ™ ;
Arrive Chicago 9:43 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Monday _J
Tblssplendld train Is for first-class travel only, but there Is no extra charge beyond the regular
ticket and sleeping-car rate. Dinning cars servo breakfast leaving Los Angeles. Vestibuled and
electrlo lighted.' All the luxuries of modern travel.
Jftie-Shaped TJrack...
DONE IN A DAY ON THE TUESDAY SPECIAL
In addition to the regular train service the Santa Fe runs on every Tuesday a special express
train, taking In Hollands. Riverside and the beauties of Santa Ana Canyon. Leaves Los Angeles
at 9 a. m; leaves Pa<adoca at 9:25 a. m. Returning arrives at Los Angeles at ti :25 p.m., Pasadena
• :f>o p. in., giving two hours stop at both Kedlauds and Riverside.
9T. /J. . . /» ON THIS TRAIN? AFFORDS PLEASANT
one Uosoruation Car opportunity for seeing the bights
San 'Diego and Coronado Peach
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SPOT IN THE WORLD
sro dally trains, carrying parlor cars, make the run in about four hours from Los Angeles,
id on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights the Coronado Special will run. The ride Is
illghtful, carrying you lor seventy miles aloug the Paclhc Ocean beach.
Santa Fe Route Office, 200 Spring; St., corner of Second.
£trlctly First-Class
...jfcotel Westminster.,.
burnished and Rebuilt. American and European Plan.
earn Heat in every room. F. O. JOHNSON, Prop.
tstrlch Farm . . South Pasadena . .
W NEARLY 100 GIGANTIC BIRDS OF ALL AGES.
Open dally to visitors Tips, Plumes, Boas and Capes for sale direct from the producer.
B —We have no agency in Los Angeles, and have lor sale the only genuine California feath
aon the market. The most appropriate present to send east.
a/11 eh Irs* P»rk Formerly Fiesta Park,
yiisnire farx iwemnenaoranS
... Sftase 3sall Cvory Sunday, 1:30. . .
IS SORRY SHE DID IT
SD WILL ASK THE COURT FOR
ASSISTANCE
aus Spreckels's Daughter Anxious
to Regain the Property She
Deeded to Her Father
KWOLULU. Jan. 27 (via Seattle,
ash., Feb. 7). —Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Watson arrived here on the 22d Inst,
on their way around the world. Mrs.
Watson Is the only daughter of Clnus
Rpreekels, the sugar king. Her mar
riage with Watson caused a family es
trangement, which has not been healed
to this day. Spreekels claimed that his
daughter was ungrateful, and in addi
tion charged Watson with being a for
tune hunter. Thet daughter denied
both charges, and as proof of good in
tentions deeded back to her father prop
erty worth $l.!i00,000.
Mrs. Watson now claims that her
father has been more than unkind to her
islnce her marriage, and to even up
things she has decided to Invite the aid
of the Hawaiian courts for the recovery
, of the $1,500,000 worth of property which
she deeded back to him at the time of
her marriage. It has long been known
In Honolulu that Mrs. Watson's deed
to Claus Spreekels was not signed by her
husband, and the Impression prevailed
that It was invalid on that account.
Her contention will hold good in this
country, it Is claimed, for the reason
that a husband's signature must ac
company the wife's to make a transfer
legal. Most of the property owned by
s. Watson prior to her marriage Is
uated in Honolulu, and consists ot
siness blocks. The Income is said to
$1000 a month. Mrs. Watson has,
•ough her lawyers here, made a de
.nd on all tenants of the buildings
pay the rents to her legal representa
es. It Is generally understood that
i big house of William Q. Irwin &
~ who occupy the lower floor of a
lldlng, will decline to notice the de
ind of Mrs. Watson's attorneys, and
; result will be a lawsuit In which
tvs Spreekels will have to defend his
;hts to property In dispute.
When seen today Attorney Hum
reys stated that the retainer of Judge
rter and himself was for the purpose
notifying tenants concerning the
yment of rent. Neither Judge Carter
r himself has been instructed to lnstl
te any suit or suits. This is a matter
llch will be left open until the return I
Mr. and Mrs. Watson.
Coursing Cup Claims
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7.-Another
ase of the war among coursing men de
loped today. Michael Mullany, as at
-ney for James Dean and T. Hall, filed
lt< In the Justice's court to recoved the
hn Orace and Belle Brandon cups. Writs j
replevin were Issued In both suits, and
eriff Whalen will probably take charge
the cups and bold them until the sidts
c decided. They are now kept at the
•ice of W. 8. Grace & Co. by J. H. Ros- J
>ter, the local manager of that firm.
PRAYERS TO PLUVIUS
ARE ANSWERED BUT IN MEAGER
MEASURE
The North Can Scrape Along but the
South Wants More Water and
Wants It Badly
STOCKTON, Cal., Feb. 7.—The rain
fall here for the storm up to this evening
measured .78 inches, and for the month
.86. This makes for the season 4.46
inches, against 9.17 Inches for the same
time last year. The rain has done great
good in this section, and everybody is
happy over the outlook. The indications
are for more rain:
Milton.—Up to this evening over an
inch of rain has fallen for the storm, and
there is every indication of a continu
ance. The rain has been a warm one,
and stock has been greatly benefited.
Pacific drove. —Nearly three-quarters
of an Inch of rain fell In this vicinity up
to noon today. Farmers are rejoicing,
and say the timely precipitating has
saved the crops.
Red Bluff.—A terrible hail storm visit
ed this place late this afternoon, cover
ing the ground to a depth of two inches
and filling the ditches. Windows facing
the east were shattered, and it is feared
that much other damage has been done.
The stones were over an Inch in diameter.
San Jose.—lt has been raining at in
tervals all the evening, and the sky is
now black with clouds. Prospects for
a continuance are good. All danger of
drouth is removed for the present.
Salinas.—The farmers tn this section
are happier tonight than they have been
for months. The rainfall amounted to
nearly three-quarters of an inch.
Vlsalia.—The rainfall for the past 48
hours has saved the crops in this section.
Grain will now advance rapidly, and
growers are preparing for a good season.
Templeton.—Farmers in this section
are in high spirits tonight, rain having
fallen continuously today. The rain
fall for this season is 3.40 inches against
11.13 Inches for last season.
Fresno.—The farmers In this portion
of the San Joaquin valley are now feel
ing hopeful, the opinion being general
that the long drouth is at an end, and
that fair grain crops may yet be realized.
The rainfall today was 42-100ths of an
inch, making 91-100ths for the storm
and 3.21 for the season. The warm tem
perature and south wind indicates more
rain. If the weather continues favor
able considerable seeding will be done
In addition to the acreage already plant
ed.
San Diego.—The sky has been clouded
all day, and this evening and tonight
there have been occasional sprinkles, the
precipitation in this city up to 10 o'clock
tonight is insignificant.
Some Were Saved
GRIMSEY, Feb. 7.—The Russian bark
Neptune, from Darlen. Nov. 29, for Aber
deen, which was reported spoken January
22. off Beach? Head. leaking, capsized
when six miles from Spurhead. Fourteen
of her crew have reached here. The can
tain is missing,
The herald
A SERIOUS
SITUATION
Demanding Most Careful
Handling
SPAIN WISHES PEACE
But Not at the Sacrifice of
Honor
AMERICAN NOTES RESENTED
MOVEMENTS OF BATTLESHIPS
GIVE OFFENSE
Consul General Lee Gives Details of
the Execution of General Ruiz.
Blanco's Autonomy Flan
a Failure
Special to The Herald
BY DON MANUEL ALIIAMA
MADRID, Feb. 7.—lt is my pain
ful duty to confirm tho report that
the state of the relations between
Spain and the I'nited States is now
really very delicate, and such as de
mand great prudence and careful
handling. At no time has the situa
Hon been so serious.
I understand the American gov
ernment has complained bitterly of
the Spanish note answering the
American communication of the 22d
of December.
The American view of the ques
tion is that Spain had no need to
hurry her answer, and that to renew
with it a quarrel that was in course
of being averted by means (if nego
tiations of commercial treaties, has
created a serious situation.
The Spanish views are that the
American government could not ex
pert Spain to leave unanswered the
note of the 22d of December, which
was of a most serious nnture an'l
quite uncalled-for, and that for rea
sonsof prudence It was not answered
until now, in order lo allow all pas
sions to cool, but that it was impos
sible to delay the answer longer
without Involving an indirect abdi
cation of Spanish rights, which
were unnecessarily attacked by the
I'nited States.
The fact that negotiation of com
mercial treaties was started by
Spain and hurried In an uncommon
manner Is the best proof of the sin
cere desire of Spain for peace with
the United States, und Spaniards
Insist that provocation has always
come from Washington, and not
from Madrid. The present quarrel
was started and continued, they
say, by the Amerlcnn government.
In Its notes, and the United States
has also been the tlrst to move war
ships in a menacing manner.
WARLIKE WORK
MADRID, Feb. 7.—lt is announced
here today thnt all naval officers on
leave will be called to active service
and three hundred smiths have been
put into service to push work on the
new cruiser. Princess de Asturlas.
Since yesterday morning the pri
vate residence of Minister Woodford
has been more closely guarded than
ever. No less than twenty-four
civil guards, besides the ordinary
police guard, were posted In the
neighborhood of the house, but not
the slightest sign of popular agita
tion is to be observed in Madrid.
The patriotic feeling begins, bow
ever to be aroused.
El Imparelal has received tele
grams from private persons In the
provinces offering their persons and
fortunes In ease of a conflict with
the I'nited States. These offers are
not yet numerous or Important, but
despite the efforts of the govern
i lent to report the situation as al
.aost good, the fact is the peo
ple see clearly that the movements
of American warships mean some
thing.
THE RUIZ EXECUTION
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—The presi
dent today transmitted to the house re
ports from Consul-Oeneral Lee relating
to the execution of Col. Ruiz, which the
house called for by resolution. These
reports consist of two dispatches to the
state department from Gen. Lee. The
first, under date of December 21st, is in
the form of a narrative account of the
circumstances attending the execution.
"As a matter of public interest," says
Gen. Lee, "I have the honor to inform
the department that on Monday, De
cember 13th, Llent-Col. Don Juan Ruiz
of the Spanish corps of engineers and
aide-de-camp of the captain-general, an
officer well and favorably known in
this city, visited Col. Arangueren, an
active and enterprising insurgent chief
with whom he had been formerly well
acquainted, as he had been in his em
ployment when Ruiz had charge of the
water works of this city. Col Ruiz left
here at 6 a.m., Monday, December 13th
nlighted at Camp Florida, twenty-one
miles from this city, where he break
fasted with the Spanish commander, and
in company with practiclos, (guides),
a white man and a negro, rode on horse
back in the direction of Arangueren's
camp. After he had proceeded two
leagues he was met by Arangueren, who
was mounted and had an escort of four
teen cavalry. Col. Ruiz, after the ex
change of salutations, began a speech
to Arangueren and his party, setting
forth, the prospective glories of auto-,
LOS ANGELES, TUESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 8, JB9B
matte rule and, I am advised, made of
fers upon the part of the authorities fur
the surrender of his command, where
upon Arangueren, acting under the In
structions of his generul-ln-ehief, Max
imo Gomel, had Col. Ruiz and his two
men executed.
"In accordance with a request made to
me by the Russian consul and other
friends of Col. Ruiz, and with the knowl
edge, consent and approval of Gen.
Blanco, 1 made an attempt to save the
life of the Spanish officer by sending to
him Mr. Erensto Tosea as my represen
tative with the following note:
" 'HAVANA. Dec. 10, 1897.
" 'Mr. Nestor Arangueren, My Dear Sir:
" '1 am informed that a Spanish officer
named Col. Joaquin Ruiz is your pris
oner. 1 write to say that the said pris
oner is a personal friend of mine and
has shown me kindness and courtesy
since my arrival in Havana. I there
fore request you as a special favor to
me to release Col. Ruiz and to allow him
to return to this capital. The bearer of
this note, Mr. Ernesto Tosea, Is my per
sonal representative and I commend him
to you.
'(Signed) FITZHUGH LEE.'
"I regret to say," continued Gen. Lee,
"that my representative did not reach
the Insurgent camp in time to deliver
said note before Col. Ruiz's execution,
which had taken place on the day of
Tosca's arrival.
"It now appears that Col. Ruiz visited
the insurgent camp in his private or
unofficial capacity, and that with the
exception of one or two of the authori
ties of the palace and possibly a few
others, no one knew of his errand or de
parture. It would seem, therefore, that
he went into the Insurgent camp In an
unofficial or private character, and not
under a (lag of truce, or other official
protection of war. a procedure always
hazardous to the life of anyone who at
tempts it."
Both these dispatches are addressed to
Assistant Secretary of State Day and not
to Secretary Sherman.
TREACHERY REWARDED
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—A special to the
World from Tampa, Fla., says: Pio
Ramero, who betrayed Arangueren, has
been commissioned a lieutenant in the
Spanish army for that service.
PANDO IN PERIL
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. —A dispatch to
the Tribune from Havana says the gov
ernment is looking fur a scapegoat. If
one is found, the hope seems to be that
Madrid will be satisfied awhile longer
and the present situation may continue.
Nevertheless the prevailing view Is that
explanations cannot be made which
would satisfy. So much was expected
from General Blanco's continuous trip
f ound the island and so little has come
om it that the disappointment felt can
not be concealed. The Captain-Gen
eral's promise that this month would
bring peace seems to have been taken
literally In Spain. It was not so here.
The statement that Captain-General
Blanco was on a tour of inspection, en
gaged chiefly In visiting the hospitals,
does not satisfy the hopes that had been
entertained. The intransigeantes in Cu
ba may refrain from open demonstra
tions of hostility, though they are be
coming restless. What they will do can
not be predicted with certainty. But
they are not hesitating to spur the con
servatives in Spain to action, and this
brings the government back to the ques
tion of the scapegoat.
General Pando apparently thinks he
may be selected for that role. The Wey
lerites are watching their chances and
General Seguro has returned to the
peninsula ready to condemn Pando's
plan of military operations In the east
ern part of the Island. Many things pre
vent them from publicly deriding the
Captain-General, but among themselves
they show a tendency to annoy the gov
ernment by demanding evidences of the
peace that Is coming in. The sick sol
diers who are brought from the eastern
provinces to Havana military hospitals
are not evidence of it. Their places will
be taken by the new recruits from the
peninsula.
The official explanation is that General
Blanco was on a tour of inspection
around the island. This might have
been construed into taking the field had
not expectations been raised of import
ant results by the palace. It was the
palace that gave the first hints of influ
ential Insurgent "presentations" and the
weakening of the insurrection to come
from the operations.
These are admitted facts, but Gen
eral Pando will claim that this Is be
cause of the condition in which General
Weyler left the soldiers. A successful
campaign cannot be conducted with a
starving army. Pando's talk to his
friends In the confidence of friendship is
full of despair. The knowledge that he
may have to serve as the scapegoat is
possibly the cause of this. Instead of
talking of peace by the end of the month,
he talks of the long-expected crisis be
fore that time. He may be wrong. The
same talk has been heard before on the
part of high Spanish officials, but the
given period has passed without the
overturning they prophesied. The Hav
ana intransigeantes looked for the first
movement in Spain when the inability of
autonomy and of military operations un
der the direction of General Blanco to
enforce peace is realized In Spain. They
expect the Sagasta ministry will be
placed on the defensive. They are not
fully Informed of what happened on the
(Continued on Page Six.)
Will Not Be Overlooked in Preparing the River and
Harbor Appropriation Bill
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—(Special to The Herald.) It can be t &
JL stated positively tonight that four out of five members of the sub- J ■
A, committee of the house appropriations committee, having charge « L
,Js of the sundry civil bill, will vote in favor of an appropriation of
8400,000 for carrying on the work on San Pedro harbor during s
,jL the next fiscal year. Through the influence of Senator Elkins and d ,
National Committeeman Kerens of St. Louis, Congressman Stone, J ,
twho was before doubtful on the m atter, will now vote for the San
Pedro appropriation. JL
THE SAN PEDRO ITEM
SOLDIERS
WITH ARMS
Cannot Accompany Relief
Supplies
CANADIANS EVEN QUESTION
ALLOWING UNARMED TROOPS TO
CROSS
Treasury Department Officials Call
Attention to the Stringent Rules
Governing Coasting Trade
.
Special to The Herald
OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 7.—ln answer to
a question put to the government in the
house tonight by the opposition leader,
the minister of the interior stated that
armed troops of the United States would
not be permitted to accompany the
American relief expedition to Dawson
City. He further said that the question
of allowing American troops not under
arms to do so, was now under consider
ation by the government and was also
the subject of negotiations with the
Washington authorities. It Is generally
conceded that an unarmed body of
American troops will be permitted to
accompany the relief expedition over
Canadian territory.
SHIPPIINO RESTRICTIONS
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 7.—(By the
Associated Press.)— The treasury de
partment has advised the collector of
the ports to the effect that shipments of
miners' outfits from the United States
to Victoria In American vessels for
transhipment to Alaska in British bot
toms would violate the laws regulating
the coasting trade. This matter has
been decided by the federal courts In
similar cases.
FAY ESCAPES HANGING
VICTORIA', B. C, Feb. 7.—Ed Fay,
the murderer of Rowan and McGrath at
Skaguay, was not hanged, as his friends,
headed by "Soapy" Smith, a gambler,
organized and threatened to use their
guns if Fay was hanged. Fay was there
fore sent to Juneau. The steamer Tees,
which brought the news arrived last
night, as did also the Wlllapa. They
brought many miners but no late news
from the interior. A big windstorm In
the Lynn Canal delayed travel for sev
eral days on the trails.
The report that Mrs. Rowen, wife of
one of the murdered men, had died,
proves untrue. The news of the shoot
ing has thus far been kept from her.
RATES BY RAIL
CHICAGO, Feb. 7.—The western roads
again took up the question of rates to
Alaska today, when Vice-President
Stubbs of the Southern Pacific arrived
in the city. It was the consensus of
opinion that the roads could not allow
the Canadian Pacific to have any ad
vantage over the American roads in the
matter of rates to Alaska, and it was
also the general opinion that it was emi
nently desirable to have a conference
with the Canadian Pacific and to see if
some method cannot be devised by which
the rates can be kept from further de
moralization. A telegram, signed by
a general officer of each of the following
lines, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.
Great Northern, Northern Pacific and
the Atchison, was sent to Vlce-Presirent
Shaughnessy of the Canadian Pacific,
saying that all efforts to Induce General
Passenger Agent McNicoll of the Cana
dian Pacific to consent to a conference
had been fruitless and asking if it could
not be arranged for and executive offi
cial of the Canadian Pacific to meet and
confer with the general officers of the
other roads In Chicago early next week.
A FATAL LAND SLIIDE
VANCOUVER. B. C, Feb. 7.—News
has been received here of a landslide at
Quesnelle Forks, Cariboo. Three
miners, Wm. Allen, Joe Rich and Alex
McLean were buried. The slide was
1000 feet wide, 800 feet long and 25 feet
high.
lIOWA ARGONAUTS
DUBUQUE. Feb. 7.—Te Lee party of
ten men departed tonight for the Klon
dike. This is the fourth party to leave
here for the gold fields.
A NEW ROUTE
SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. .—The Boston
and Alaska Transportation company an
nounced today that it had purchased in
New York the steamship Laurada, which
was, until her seizure by the government
recently, engaged in filibustering be
tween New York and Cuba. The Lau
rada will be placed on the Alaska run
from this city.
INDEX
TO THE TELEGRAPH NEWS
It is raining in various portions of
the state, but in somewhat stingy
measure.
Testimony taken In the murder
charge against Sheriff Martin'and his
deputies.
The British parliament assembles
today and will listen to the speech
from the throne.
German action ooncerning American
fruit revives comment on the adulter
ation of German wines.
The Oriental question grows more
complicated, and America begins to be
an important factor in the problem.
Canada officials decide that United
States soldiers under arms cannot ac
company the Yukon relief expedition.
Nicaraguans now in exile express
confidence that the present uprising
means the fall of President Zelaya.
Adolph Sutro of San Francisco de
clared insane and his daughter Emma
appointed guardian of his person and
estate.
Claus Spreckels' daughter will try
to Tecover the property deeded to her
father on the occasion of her marriage
with Watson.
The trial of Zola begun at Paris; or
der is kept in the courtroom, but little
progress is made because witnesses
summoned fail to appear or refuse to
testify.
House members assert and deny
that prosperity is running at large
throughout the country, senators give
some consideration to Hawaiian an
nexation, but reach no conclusion.
Four out of five members of the sub
committee of the house committee on
appropriations will vote for the inser
tion of the $400,000 appropriation for
the improvement of San Pedro har
bor.
SUSPICION GROWING
THAT GERMANY IS PLAYING
UNFAIRLY
Restriction of Importation of Ameri
can Fruits Revives Comment on
Wine Adulteration
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Ambassador
White, at Berlin, by cable to the state
department, has confirmed the press re
ports of the modification of the decree of
the German government relative to the
importation into Germany of American
fresh fruits. It Is said there is now noth
ing to do on our part but to await the
workings of the decree as a means of
testing the spirit in which it was con
ceived, whether It was framed with the
single purpose of keeping out diseased
fruit or whether it was not a mere pre
text to prevent the competition of our
fruit with that of German production.
That the department has reason to sus
pect the latter Is evidenced from the re
port that comes to it from Consul
Barnes at Cologne, In which the consul
points out gross discrimination there
against American hams.
In connection with the subject of ex
clusion of American products from Ger
many, it may be stated as a fact of in
terest that the United States has had
for some time past a complaint against
Germany which it has treated in a spirit
of courtesy and patience, in marked con
trast with the action of the German gov
ernment in making this last decree and
putting it in operation without the
slightest notice to our ambassador. This
complaint touches the integrity of Ger
man wines, which are Imported into the
United States in quantities so great as
to make the volume of our fresh fruit
trade with Germany Insignificant by
comparison. The state department hav
ing had its attention directed to the
statements ot eminent experts In Ger
many relative to the great adulteration
of these wines, laid the matter before
the German government and courteous
ly afforded it an opportunity to defend
the character of its wines. Only a brief
and unsatisfactory answer has been re
ceived so far, and although this occurred
two years ago, our government has not
yet insisted upon taking radical action,
though, diplomatically speaking, the
question is still open.
MORE PROHIBITION
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. — American
lumber Is now the subject of discrim
ination at the hands of the Prussian
government, according to the report of
United States Consul Keenen at Bremen.
The consul transmits the complaints of
a number of lumber dealers against what
they regard as discriminating charges
against the carriage of American pitch
pine, which is listed as class 1, at a
higher rate than class 2, at which is
listed similar lumber from Norway,
Sweden and other countries.
Representative W. A. Smith of Mich
igan, a member of the house committee
on foreign affairs, today Introduced the
following resolution:
"Resolved, That the secretary of state
be and Is hereby requested, if not in
compatible with the public interest, to
report to the house of representatives
forthwith such correspondence as has
passed between the American ambas
sador to Germany and the state depart
ment regarding attempted adulteration
of German wines for export to the
T"nlted States and the discrimination
by the German government against
American exportation to that country
of beef, fruit and horses, In violation of
our commercial treaties or otherwise."
The resolution was referred to the
commitee on foreign affairs.
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
REVIVAL OF
BUSINESS
Is Not Yet Visible to the
Naked Eye
REPUBLICANS' MICROSCOPES
FAIL TO BE VEAL SIGNIFICANT*
MOVEMENTS
The House Discusses Prosperity and
the Senate Talks of Annexation.
One Bill Passed
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—The attend
ance in the House today was small. A
bill was passed to ratify the act of til*
Territorial Legislature of Arizona, au
thoring the erection of a capltol build
ing.
Wtthout further preliminaries, the
Hose went into Committee of the Whole
and took up the consideration of the)
Military' Academy appropriation bill.
The bill carried $453,540, being $186,769
less than the estimate, and $26,036 lest)
than is carried in the current law. It
was arranged that general debate should
run for two hours.
Mr. Samuel Smith (Rep.) of Michigan,
submitted some remarks relative to this
needs of the postal service.
The bill to limit the period for the re
funding the certificates of deposits of
1879 to Dec ember 31, 1899, was passed.
Mr. Clark (Rep.) of lowa spoke on the
Cloud Bill, increasing the rates on sec
ond-class mall matter, and Mr. Greene
(Pop.) of Nebraska made some observa
tions on the much-mooted subject of re
turning prosperity. He read a dispatch
from Wheeling, W. Va„ giving an ac
count of the alleged tearing down of
McKlnley's picture by workingmen.
Gentlemen might cry "Prosperity,
prosperity," said he, "but there was no
prosperity."
"And others howl calamity,
cried Mr. Perkins (Rep.), amid shouts
of laughter from the Republicans, "and
there Is no calamity."
Mr. Olmsted (Rep.) of Pennsylvania,
In reply to Mr. Greene, produced clip
pings from newspapers in all parts ot
the country showing a great revival of
business and trade.
Mr. Olmstead said that the continued
agitation of the silver question was the
only thing that retarded the full meas
ure of prosperity that would naturally
flow from the Dingley law. The threat
contained in the Teller resolution had
driven $40,000,000 to investment in for
eign securities.
"Do we want a cowardly money that
runs away?" asked Mr. Bland (Dem.)
of Missouri.
"Money is always timid," replied Mr.
Olmstead. "It goes to places where it
Is safest and security is best."
"You don't hear of silver running
away," reiterated Mr. Bland.
"No." interposed Mr. Landis (Rep.) of
Indiana: "you don't hear of jilver run
ning away from Mexico."
"Mexico is prosperous," shouted a
voice on the Democratic side.
Mr. Landis—You don't hear of silver
money running away from China,
Mr. Ogden (Dem.) of Louisiana—Are
"you a Chinaman or an American?
Mr. Miers (Dem.) of Indiana and Mr.
De Armond (Dem.) of Missouri both de
nounced the action of the house on the
Teller resolution. The whole purpose of
the Republican party in the defeat of
that resolution, Mr. De Armond de
clared, was to commit the country Ir
retrievably to the gold standard. It had
at last thrown off all subterfuges and
shams, and now had the shameless ef
frontery to boldly proclaim the robbery
which it always secretly connived at.
but never before had the hardihood to
avow.
Mr. Low (Rep.) of New York said It
was no marvel that the Democrats were>
howling down the evidences of pros«
perlty which confronted them on alt
sides. When a Democrat is brought fact*
to face with prosperity he shook like an
aspen leaf.
Mr. Perkins (Rep.) of lowa said tha*
in the matter of wheat and wool, the
high prices prevailing had been charged,
to blind cjianee. It was said that the
Republican party was the party of good
luck. If that were true, it follows that
there must be a party of bad luck. Foe
himself, he preferred to affiliate hlm«
self with the party which was identi.
fled, present and future, with the pros*
perity and happiness of the country.
After some further remarks by Mr.
Williams (Dem.) of Mississippi and Mr.
Games (Dem.) of Tennessee, the gen
eral debate closed and the bill was read,
for amendment under the five-mlnuta
rule.
With only one unimportant amend
ment, the committee rose and the bill
was passed.
Mr. Dingley asked unanimous consent
for the introduction of a bill unnanl
mously reported by the committee on
ways and means, limiting the time tn
which the outstanding refunding cer
tificates of deposit of 1879 can be refund
ed into bonds of 1907 to December 31,1899.
About $30,000,000 of these certificates
, were issued in furtherance of the re
, demptlon act. and but $42,000 of them,
remain outstanding. There was no ob
, lection and the bill was passed.
The senate amendments to the legls
\ latlve, executive and judicial approprl
, ation bill were disagreed to and the bill
. sent to conference.
, At 3:45 p. m. the house adjourned.
IN THE SENATE
Morgan Makes a Move in Favor of
Annexation
WASHINGTON, Feb. ".—An amend
ment of more than ordinary importance
and significance at this time efas pro
posed in the senate today By Mr. Mor
gan of Alabama to the resolution of*

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