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Spain shall fall to recognize the inde
pendence of the republic of Cuba on or
before the fourth day of March, 1898,
the government of the United States
will, on that date, recognize the bellig
erency of the Cuban patriots and will,
within ninety days thereafter, assert the
Independence of the republic of Cuba,"
Mason of Illinois kept the Cuban ball
rolling, offering another resolution giv
ing notice that he would tomorrow, at
the conclusion of Cannon's remarks,
address the senate upon It. The resolu
tion is as follows:
"Resolved. That the President of the
United States is hereby requested to
notify Spain and the insurgents of Cuba
that the war (so-called) must at once
cease and be discontinued, and that the
United States of America hereby de
clares and will maintain peace on the
island of Cuba."
The resolution was preceded by the
following preamble:
"Whereas, The war between Spain
and the Insurgents of Cuba has contin
ued until all Christendom is shocked by
its barbarities, pretended autonomy has
been offered by Spain and refused by the
Cubans in arms; the Spaniards, as a
war measure, burned the homes and
drove the women and children (since
known as Concentradoes) into fortified
towns, where some of them have been
starved, others have been murdered and
women and children have been de
bauched and treated beyond the power
of language to describe. Daughters of
Insurgent soldiers have been sold into
houses of infamy and boys of tender
years have been shot as spies under the
form of civilized warfare. American
citizens have been driven into the towns
and refused an opportunity to work and
left to starve as a part of the Spanish
war measure, until we were compelled to
take, by appropriating funds of the
United States, large sums of mon
ey to feed and to clothe our
citizens and return them to our country
and now has the Spanish war measure of
concentration continued so far that the
concentradoes are unfed and starving,
naked and filthy, insomuch that disease
and death is among them, and has
Spread into our country. Hundreds of
thousands have perished in this way and
by this means. The unholy work of ex
termination goes on, the slaughter of
innocents and non-combatants goes on,
the flasr of truce has been abandoned
and extermination or independence of
the insurgents must be the final out
come. The people of the I'nited States
are sending money and food and cloth
ing to Cuba to aid the dying who ought
to be furnished with food and supplies
by Spain, for the reason that concentra
does are the legitimate wards of Spain,
having been put in their present con
dition as a Spanish war measure and
their care would devolve upon Spain,
and would be so regarded by every civil
ized nation in the world. Under the pres
,ent charity-seeking of the administra
tion, charitably disposed citizens of the
United States cannot contribute mon
ey, medicine, food or clothing to the in
surgents in the field or hospitals, and
should an}' attempt be made to do so,
it would be captured and prevented by
order of the government of the United
States. All parties declared before the
last election in favor of the independence
of Cuba, and the Republican party em
phasized its opinion as follows:
"From the hour of achieving their own
independence the people of the United
States have regarded with sympathy the
struggles of other American peoples to
free themselves from European domi
nation. We watch with deep and abid
ing interest the heroic battles of the
Cuban patriots against cruelty and op
pression, and our best hopes go out for
the full success of their determined con
test for liberty. The government of
Spain has lost control of Cuba, and be
ing unable to protect the property or
lives of resident American citizens or to
comply with its treaty obligations, we
believe that the government of the
United States should use its influence
and good offices to restore peace and
give independence to the island." (Cu
ban plank in the Republican platform,
adopted by the Republican National
Convention at St. Louis, June 16th. 1896.)
"The people of the United States do not
seek to acquire title to Cuba, nor do
they seek to gain advantage in any way,
directly or Indirectly, over any nation,
by reason of this barbarism called war.
They do not complain of our loss of
trade with Cuba and have patiently
borne the assault on the health of the
people by the filth of Spanish rule In
Cuba. They seek no redress for loss
of business, of health, or of money. They
have patiently waited, not wishing, even
Indirectly, to interfere with the affairs
of other nations until the stench on our
very borders has passed endurance nnd
the barbarous situation in Cuba has be
come a stain upon our continent and a
blot upon our Christian civilization. The
people of the United States, demanding
no personal profit, having no fear and
seeking no favor, clear of conscience, do,
In tho presence of civilized nations, and
In the name of justice and liberty, de
mand that the so-called war In Cuba
Stewart Of Nevada secured the adop
tion of a resolution directing the post
master general to send to the senate
the cost of carrying the various classes
of mail mutter.
Bills were passed to ratify the agree
ment between the Dawes commission
and the Seminole nation of Indians, and
to amend an act declaring- a certain
bridge across the Tallahatchie river, in
Mississippi, a lawful structure.
In accordance with notice previously
ftven Chandler called up the resolution
in regard to the Corbett case and made
a speech in favor of seating the claim
ant as a senator from Oregon.
Chandler submitted, in opening his ar
gument in opposition to the proposed res
olution, a supplementary statement from
Mr. Corbett himself, in which he dis
cussed some points of the case and de
fined his personal position. Chandler
then began his remarks. In an extended
argument, Chandler maintained that
whenever a vacancy occurred in the
senate and the legislature of (ho state
had failed to fill the vacancy, the gov
ernor of the state had the constitutional
right to All it by appointment. He said
it seemed perfectly plain to him, as the
evident intention of the framers of the
constitution, that the governor of a state
Bliouia have the right to uppoint in case
the vacancy existed while the legisla
ture was not in session.
After an extended legal discussion of
the meanings of certain words and
phrases in the clause of the constitution
bearing upon the choice of senators.
Chandler said he went to the extreme
limit by maintaining that the plain and
unequivocal meaning of the Btatute was
that in no possible circumstances, ex
cept where the legislature was actually
In session at the time the appointment
was made, was it right for the senate to
refuse to seat the appointee ot a gover
nor of a state.
At the conclusion of Chandler's re
marks, the senate, on motion of Davis,
chairman of the foreign relations com
mittee, went into executive session, and
at 6:20 adjourned.
WASHINGTON, Feb. B.—Senator Pet
tigrew of South Dakota was the only
speaker on the Hawaiian annexation
treaty in the executive session of the
senate today. He opposed the treaty,
resuming his speech where he had left
off a week ago, taking up the line of his
argument in connection with his asser
tions concerning the area and population
ot the Islands. He asserted that the
area capable of sugar cultivation
amounted to fully a half-million acres,
and said that, as the land was very
productive, there was no doubt that all
the sugar necessary to supply the de
mands of the United States could be pro
duced in Hawaii. He quoted official
statistics to the effect that in eleven
months of last year there had been
| 496.000,000 pounds of Hawaiian sugar im-
I ported Into the United States. The sen
lator then undertook to show that all the
sugar grown on the island must be pro
duced by Asiatic labor, repeating and
elaborating the argument that no col
onies of the Anglo-Saxon race had ever
been successful within the tropics. He
replied to Senator Teller on this point,
saying that the facts were against the
Colorado senator's contention, and that
the Hawaiian islands would prove no
exception to the rule that the white man
could not and would not labor In a trop
ical climate.
He said that of the 700,000 people In
Jamaica fewer than 15,000, including the
British garrison, were white, and in the
straits settlement not 1 per cent of the
residents were English. He asserted that
in Hawaii there were no European labor
ers, aside from the Portuguese, en
gaged on the sugar plantations today.
If, he argued, we should annex the is
lands, the Japanese would inevitably
take possession of them, and we could
not in any degree check their inroads
under our new treaty with Japan, which
goes into effect next year. In view of
this fact, he contended that whatever
bounty we give or tariff we levy, the re
sult would be in the interest of Asiatic
labor in Hawaii. Senator Pettigrew,
held that the result of the encourage
ment of this species of labor would be
to the detriment of our own commerce.
which, he contended, is already declin
ing in the Hawaiian islands. The Asiat
ics, he said, do not buy nor use any
thing we produce. In consequence of
this fact, our exports to that countrj
have declined rapidly during the past
seven or eight years. He quoted stat
istics to show that trfls decline since
1891 had amounted to fully $1,000,000.
which, he said, was a large figure for
that country. In the face of this fact,
he said, the population has increased to
the extent of about 125,000 in the same
length of time. It was true that this
increase of population had been almost
exclusively among the Asiatics, hut this
fact only served to emphasize his point
that the Asiatics buy only Asiatic goods.
He took issue with those who con
tend that the islands are in the track of
commerce, saying that they are not in
the way to or from any place or any
country. If, he said, we would fortify
any outposts in the line of our travel to
the orient, it should be one of the Aleu
tian islands, which were directly in the
way of the commerce between the two
hemispheres. He held that a fleet
would be necessary for the protection of
the islands if we shouid own them, and
that if hostilities should be begun
against this country, with our fleet at
Honolulu, we should be in an awkward
He then undertook to show that many
of our warships do not carry sufficient
coal to bring them from Honolulu to San
Francisco under force draft, while others
carry only a little more than enough
for that purpose.
"Suppose, for Instance," he said, "San
Francisco should be attacked by the
enemy, and we should cable to Honolulu
for the fleet, a cable having been sup
posedly constructed. Many of them
would not be able to reach our coast, and
if the others should be engaged for a day
or two off the coast, their coal supply
would be exhausted, capable neither of
continuing their journey to San Fran
cisco nor of returning to Honolulu."
If, on the other hand, he argued, the
islands should be in the possession of a
hostile power, we would be perfectly se
cure from an attack from that source
for the same reason. Then the hostile
vessels would not be able to cover the
great distance between the two coun
tries, under forced draft, because of the
incapacity to carry sufficient coal for
that purpose.
"It is as absurd." exclaimed the sen
ator, "to talk of defending San Frun
cisco from Hawaii as it is to talk of de
fending New York frum Ireland, for the
distance is about the same."
Senator Pettigrew, at 5 oclock, an
nounced that he had not concluded his
speech, but would continue tomorrow.
WASHINGTON, Feb. B.—The Presi
dent today sent these nominations to the
State —Alonzo C. Yates of Virginia, to
be Consul at Patras, Greece.
Justice—Robert E. Morrison, Attor
ney for the Territory of Arizona.
Navy—Commander Francis A. Bunce,
to be a Rear Admiral.
John C. Boggs to be Postmaster at
Newcastle, Cal.
The senate confirmed the following
California—C. A. Withrow, Santa
The Aldrich-Plowman Contest Given
. a Hearing-
WASHINGTON, Feb. B.—The house
today entered upon consideration of the
Aldrich-Plowman contested election
case from the Fourth Alabama district.
The majority of the committee reported
in favor of seating the Republican can
didate on the ground of conspiracy, an
allegation vigorously denied by the
Democratic minority. Mr. Plowman's
plurality on the fact of the returns was
296 T. The majority revised the figures so
as to give Aldrich a plurality of 842.
Two speeches were made on each side,
by Messrs. Taylor of Ohio and Mann of
Illinois, and by Messrs. Fox of Missis
sippi and Settle of Kentucky for the
minority. It is expected that a vote will
be reached tomorrow.
A bill was passed authorizing the
Lewlston and Concord Bridge Company
to construct and maintain a bridge
across tlie Snake River, between Idaho
and Washington.
The Senate amendments to the Agri
cultural Appropriation Bill were dis
agreed to and the bill was sent to onn.
ference, Messrs. Wadsworth, Warner
and Williams being; appointed conferees.
Mr. Taylor (Rep.) of Ohio, Chairman
of Elections Committee No. 1, then called
up the contested election case of William
F. Aldrich vs. Thos. S. Plowman, from
the Fourth Alabama District.
Mr. Plowman, the sitting member is
a Democrat, and Mr. Aldrich was the
Populist and Republican candidate.
The majority of the committee reported
solidly In favor of the unseating of Mr.
Plowman. Mr. Taylor, who opened the
debate with an elaborate argument in
favor of sustaining the majority report,
deplored the fact that a partisan body
was called upon to pass upon an elec
tion case, but in this particular instance
he said there had been no draft upon
his political prejudices. He explained
the Alabama election laws, which he said
could not have been framed more effect
ively to encourage fraud and thwart
the people's will. The illiterate voter, he
said, was absolutely at the mercy of the
ticket marker. Fraud, he said, was cv-
erywhere, not lurking; or secret, but
Dold and insolent.
Mr. Fox, Democrat, of Missis
sippi, presented the case of the
minority, which reported that Mr.
Plowman was entitled to retain
his seat. He dwelt upon the fact that
Aldrich was not the regular nominee of
the Republican party and was opposed
on the stump by leading Republican
and that any assumption that he com
manded the full strength of the Repub
licans and Populists of the district wa.
unwarranted. While there was a time
said Mr. Fox, when the magic names o
Lincoln and Grant, together with a base
less fear that the domination of theli
former masters might again impress
them into slavery, kept the negroes
solid, that time had gone. Republicans
from the north had no right to assume
that every negro was a Republican be
cause his skin was black. He contro
verted the claim that a conspiracy ex
isted and maintained that a revision of
the returns In accordance with the tes
timony would still give Plowman a plu
rality of 2457.
Mr. Mann, Republican, of Illinois, a
member of of the committee who fol
lowed, in concluding his argument in
favor of the majority report, said he
had gone into the case with his preju
dices in favor of the south. His people
were all southerners. liut after ex
amination of the testimony fraud was
patent and he could not but condemn a
condition which, by conspiracy sought
to control the congress of the I'nited
States and legislate through fraud for
the business interests of the country.
He appealed to his Republican associ
ates to vote to seat "the man who, in the
face of vilification, had the nerve and
the manhood to say to the rascals who
pursued him, 'I will fight you till I die." "
Mr. Settle. Democrat, of Kentucky,
member of the committee. In opening his
argument said that while he feared the
verdict against Mr. Plowman was al
ready made up. he could not believe that
honest men would seize upon a combi
nation of isolated irregularities, none
of which amounted to actual fraud, as
a sup of conscience and vote to unseat
a fellow member because he was a Dem
Mr. Settle was very severe In his con
demnation of Mr. Aldrlch'l tactics.
His remarks were given close attention
and frequently aroused his political as
sociates to manifestations of enthusi
astic approval. Some of his sallies were
applauded even by Republicans. With
out completing his argument he yielded
to a motion to adjourn, and at 5:05 p. m.
the house adjourned.
The Teuton Will Not Encroach on the
Rights of Japan Nor of
BERLIN, Feb. B.—ln the reichstag to
day Herr Richter, the Radical leader,
replying to the Chinese question, said
he regarded the acquisition of Kiao-
Chau as much more useful than hoisting
Hags in Africa. Germany ought to
preach none but a free trade gosped in
China, thus forming a commercial com
munity of interest with Great Britain.
He said he feared, however, that all the
public hopes with regard to China,
would not be realized.
Baron yon Buelow, replying, said th«
government was not desirous of veiling
its foreign policy, but it was Impossible
prematurely to divulge the confidential
negotiations, although the government
was fully aware of its responsibility to
the country. The dispatch of a squadron
to Kiao-Chau was not, he declared, an
Improvisation, but was an expression of
a well considered, calm and clearly de
fined policy.
Baron yon Buelow then proceeded to
justify the acquisition of a point of sup
port in eastern Asia as an absolute ne
cessity, looking to Germany's rapidly
growing interests in one of the richest
markets of the world for imports. If she
did not desire to become a second or
third rate power in Asia, for every other
power, even Portugal and the Nether
lands, had territorial possessions there.
Baron yon Buelow repeated thnt Ger
many desired the continued existence
of the Chinese empire and saw no rea
son why it should not last another 3000
years. Nor had Germany any intention
of encroaching in any way upon the in
terests of Japan, "whose rapid develop
ment inspired us with respect.''
In conclusion, he said: "English,
French and Russian interests are equal
ly far removed on Kiao-Chau, which, by
reliable authorities, is regarded as emi
nently suitable to German needs for the
construction of railways and harbor
Baron yon Richthoven, under secre
tary for the colonists, said no negotia
tions had occurred regarding the Chi
nese loan, and consequently there was
no danger of Germany participating in
a guarantee of the interest.
Herr Blate, the Socialist leader, con
demned the seizure of Kiao-Chau, as
"no better than the Jameson raid."
He was about to refer to the famous
person" speech of Prince Henry of Prus
sia, when the president of the chamber
Interposed and forbade him to introduce
the sovereign into tho debate. Several
other speakers participated, most of
them approving the course of the gov
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. B.—Accord
ing to trustworthy intelligence, China
has finally abandoned the idea of rais
lnsr a loan In London or elsewhere.
For Currency Redeemable
in Coin
As Is Usual With Renegades He Elab
orates a Plan Which Nobody
Will Accept
Associated Press Special Wire
FAIRFIELD, la., Feb. B.—Ex-Gov.
ernor Horace Boles malle an address on
the financial question here tonight. It
was his tlrst utterance on the subject
since the widely quoted letters In which
he denied the sacred and irrevocable na
ture of party platforms and Insisted tKat
the battle for free coinage of sliver at
the ratio of sixteen to one having been
fought under the most favorable cir
cumstances and the demand defeated at
the polls, the Democratic party should
abandon the financial plank of 1896 and
endeavor to rally on new ground.
His speech tonight embodies a plan
for a redeemable government currency
upon which he thinks all Democrats
should be able to agree. His address
was as follows:
In less than another decade the na
tional banks will hold the purse strings
of this government, and In the United
States will wield a power before which
thrones have crumbled and republics
have disappeared, or they will be on the
high road to final and complete extinc
tion. If the latter, some plan will have
to be discovered for the preservation ol
a national paper currency, excluding all
others, sufficient in volume to constitute
a just measure of values and answer
all the requirements of business, suscep
tible of expansion or contraction as the
necessities of government and people re
quire, absolutely sound in every part
and every particular, and so guarded by
law that it will be invulnerable to at
tack from enemies without or within.
No one metal is sufficient for the basis
of such a currency.
To endure, it must have its root in the
constitution, with the gold and silver so
interwoven and welded about it that
no power on earth can tear them apart
or make one the superior of the other.
I would not retire a single dollar of
our existing national currency or change
it in any respect, except to make it re
deemable in the same way.
The endless chain that has made so
much trouble in the past can be rendered
harmless without a farthing's deprecia
tion of a single dollar of our present cur
rency and without a tremor in all the
business enterprises in the country, and
our manufactories and mines, employ
ing hundreds of thousands of our own
laborers at remunerative wages, will
furnish In abundance the basis for the
soundest and best paper currency that
man has ever known. We have now In
the treasury of the United States, the
sole property of the nation, more than
50,000,000 worth of silver bullion, at its
•present market price, besides an idle
gold reserve of $100,000,000, kept there for
the redemption of our national paper
currency. We have outstanding In
I'nited States notes a little less than
$350,000,000, and in treasury notes, in or
out of the treasury, nearly $150,000,000
more. And we have also outstanding
Tver $350,000,000 in silver certificates,
every dollar of which is now existing na
tional currency.
Every one of these notes bears upon
its face a promise of the government to
redeem it on demand. The United
States notes are by their terms payable
in money generally. But a solemn
pledge of the government makes them
payable in coin. The treasury notes by
their terms are payable in coin and the
silver certificates in silver dollars. There
are two places where United States and
treasury notes can be presented for re
demption, one at the sub-treasury in
New York, the other In San Francisco.
At present these notes are redeemable in
gold if gold is demanded and thereupon
are reissued as money.
Experience has demonstrated that a
reserve of 25 per cent is sufficient to se
cure the redemption of paper money is
sued by a solvent bank, the notes of
which are to be reissued as fast as re
The government of the United States
is an entirely solvent Institution. If a
reserve equal to that deemed necessary
for a bank can be constantly maintained
in gold or its equivalent without the
slightest danger that such reserve could
be diminished, all ought to concede that
a national currency based upon it would
be and always remain a sound currency.
This can easily be accomplished and the
government, instead of losing by the
transaction, can release for other pur
poses $50,000,000 of its present idle gold
reserve. Let congress provide for the
redemption of existing United States
und treasury notes, and that
there ahull be maintained in
the treasury a reserve of 25 per
cent of the aggregate face value of such
notes outstanding, one half in silver bul
lion at its market value and one half in
gold at the same value; that three
days' grace shall be allowed for their
redemption after demand and deposit
in the treasury for that pur
pose; that they shall be re
deemed in gold or silver at the gov
ernment's option at the market price of
the metal used for such purpose, or In
coin of either metal at the government's
option if coin is demanded, and shall
thereupon he reissued as at present pro
vided; that on the day of redemption
the treasurer shall purchase In the
open market a quantity of bullion equal
to that required for the redemption of
notes deposited.
We would then have a reserve for that
purpose that could neither be Increased
nor diminished. Not an additional dol
lar of expense would be incurred by the
government and its existing United
States and treasury notes would be as
sound ns any paper currency can pos
sibly be made. No raid upon the treas
ury would ever occur. No man could
possibly profit by sending these notes to
New York or San Francisco for redemp
tion, for he could always purchase in
the open market with the same notes
every grain of bullion he could obtain
at the treasury, and in these markets he
could purchase the metal desired, while
at the treasury he would be compelled
to take whichever the government could
most conveniently spare. At either
place he could always obtain In one or
the other of the money metals (so rec
ognized from the dawn of civilization to
the present day) the last farthing of
the face value of every note he present
ed. The endless chain would then un
load in the treasury Just as many ounces
of metal as It carried away, and neither
the government nor individuals could be
We have this currency. It supplies
every want and answers every pur
pose that money can possibly do. Why
should we surrender it and load the na
tion with an interest-bearing debt of
1500,000,000 or more, every farthing of
which must be wrung from the tollers
of the land. Can any one but a na
tional banker see?
And what does he see? Fiat, 75 cents
of flat, only 25 cents of real money. All
the rest wind, he cries. But how much
flat is there in his own note? A reserve
of 26 per cent of the aggregate ot his
deposits Is all that he Is required to
keep. His bills are secured by United
States bonds, on which he draws inter
est. And our United Sitates notes are
secured by an equally sacred and equally
binding obligation of the government
to pay them on demand, written across
the face of each, and supplemented by
solemn act of congress that they shall
be paid in coin. That Is more than a
national banker undertakes to do, for
he has a promise to pay In lawful money
only, which includes legal tender paper
money as well as coin, and unless his
undertaking Is better than that of the
government, his money cannot possibly
be sounder or better than a national cur
rency is.
Let congress further provide that
upon the receipt of either gold or silver
bullion at the treasury, there shall be
issued to the person depositing it a cer
tificate expressing in dollars the high
est market price of the same on the
day of deposit In the markets of the
world, redeemable on demand, subject
to three days' grace, after deposit for
that purpose In gold or silver at the
government's option at the sumo valua
tion, and make it the duty of the treas
urer, within the three days allowed for
redemption, to purchase In the open
market a quantity of bullion equal to
that required for redemption. Make
those certificates (not the bullion they
represent) a legal tender in payment of
all claims, public and private, and pro
vide for their reissue as fast as re
deemed, and then so legislate ns to turn
the gold and silver stream that filters
through our mines away from the mar
kets of the world and Into our own na
tional treasury.
Cuestas' Dictatorship
MONTEVIDEO, Feb. B.—Several officers
have been arrested for complicity in the
military plot and others have been cash
lered for refusing io pledge their support
to the president ad interim. Senor Cues
tas. The proclamation of a dictatorship Is
dally expected. Cuestas Is losing popular
ity, owing to his Indecision, and many
people are leaving the city In order to es
cape enrollment in the national guards.
Senor Cuestas publicly declares that he
will allow the chamber forty-eight boors
to decide to vote for his candidacy for the
presidency of the senate on February 11th.
and for the presidency of the republic on
March Ist when his ad interim presidency
expires, otherwise he threatens to dissolve
the legislature.
A Mexican Murder
HBRMOSILLO, Mex.. Feb. S.—Xews has
Just reached here of the murder of a Mex
ican in the placer district of Tepachi. 190
miles east of here, as the result of which
thirteen Americans are In jail In Tepachi
pending an invesiigatlon. The names of
the prisoners are not known. The Amer
ican colony here Is much aroused.
Men and Women Praise It
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Or Else Dupuy De Lome
Did Not Do It
Junta Leaders Trying to Queer the
Spanish Representative, With
Some Prospect of Success
Associated Press Special Wire
NEW YORK, Feb. B.—The Press will
tomorrow say that representatives of
the Cuban junta yesterday gave out
copies of a letter signed "Enrique Dupuy
de Lome," who is minlater of Spain at
Washington, and addressed to Jose
Canelejas, who went to Cuba last Sep
tember as Premier Sagasta's personal
In this letter the Spanish minister re
fers to President McKinley as "weak
and catering to the rabble," and as a
"low politician who desires to stand
well with the Jingoes of his party."
The Washington correspondent of the
Press says that when a copy of the let
ter was shown to Minister De Lome he
promptly pronounced It a forgery. He
also says that an official of the state
department, in discussing the matter,
exclaimed: "De Lome did mot write the
letter. The Cuban junta has been lm-
posed up.m by somebody."
On the other hand, Horaitlo L. Rubens,
counsel for the Junta says: "We know
absolutely that this letter is genuine. A
man risked his life to obtain It. We do
not hesitate to acknowledge that it was
stolen from Cnnelejas. It Is written on
the paper of the legation. The hand
writing is De Lome's and the signature
is his. He may deny It until he Is black
In the face, but It Is genuine, and every
body who has seen It knows that It Is
The man who stole it abstracted it from
the envelope nnd left the latter. It.he
had attempted to steal the envelope or
had stolen the envelope he would never
have got away with the letter."
WASHINGTON, Feb. B.—Knowledge
that a letter was published, claimed to
have been written by Minister Dupuy de
Lome, In which the president was criti
cised, was current In Washington to
night. When acquainted with the fact
the Spanish minister declared that If
any such epistle was In existence it was
a forgery without an iota ot truth In It.
LONDON, Feb. 9.—The Madrid corre
spondent of the Times says the govern
ment protests that it has no Intention to
tamper with the Cubans - customs tariff
in order to benefit Spain or Injure for
eign powers. On the contrary, It recog
nizes the importance and will heartily
co-operate in the development of com
merce between the United States and
Cuba. The official relations between the
I'nited States and Cuba are said to be
cordial and give no cause for anxiety.
HAVANA, Feb. B.—Gen. Pando at
noon today met the editors of the local
newspapers and Issued Instructions pro
hibiting them to write, directly or Indi
rectly, or In an Ironical vein, In dlspar
agement of the efforts being made to se
cure peace or any at tack upon autonomy.
The manifesto prohibits also the writing
of "anything disagreeable to friendly
nations," and concludes with a declarer
tion that any newspaper failing to comj
ply with these instructions will be sup*
Captain General Blanco, before leav
ing Eastern Cuba, will cross the island
to Clenfuegos, and then, by steamer
along the south coast, will come direct
to Havana.
Capt. Fermin Garcia of the volunteer*
at Jlbecoa, his son and several .others
have been court-martialed for complic
ity in the assassination of the military
commander. Before the same court
Capt. Joaquin Senoa of the Antequera
battalion has been on trial for malversa
tion of funds.
MADRID, Feb. B.—The Spanish gov
ernment has decided to send the Spanieh
cruiser Almlrante to Havana and thence
to New York.
And Hay Bo Punished for Soliciting
sA N FRANCISCO, Feb. B.—The Grand
Jury now In session has voted to lndic '
School Director Samuel L. Waller on a
charge of soliciting a bride. This action
followed speedily the testimony of At
torney Eli T. Sheppard, given last
Thursday night, when he swore that on
May 10, 1897. Waller told him that tt
would oust $600 to get his daughter a
teacher's position In the schools and thai
Waller would receive the money.
The indictment was agreed upon wttfe
out much discussion.
The law in the case Is plain. The offer
to take or the acceptance of any bribe by
a member of the Board of Education
with corrupt Intention la declared a fel
ony, punishable by a fine or Imprison
ment In the penitentiary.
Other indictments of public officials
are expected to follow.
Are to Be Transported by the Rivey
DES MOINES, la., Feb. B.—The Mc-
Farland Grain Company has concluded
that the grain traffic from this section
will hereafter be diverted to the gulf.
As a result It has abandoned its ele
vators at Madrid and other points on
the main line of the Chicago, Milwaukee
and St. Paul, tributary to Chicago, and
will enlarge Its plant In Dcs Moines by
the construction of an elevator at which
200,000 bushels of grain a day can be
cleaned and handled. This change Is
due to the absorption of CO per cent ot
the stock of the Keokuk & Western
Railroad by the Kansas City, Pittsburg
& Gulf Railroad and proposed construc
tion of a connecting link between
Gainesville, Mo., and Kansas City, giv
ing a direct Dcs Moines connection with
the gulf. Part of the link is com
Out of Debt
OAKLAND, Cal., Feb. B—Monroe
Salisbury has been formally discharged
from insolvency. An order absolving
htm from his debts has been signed by
Judge Hall.
Although the well known horseman la
thus freed from his business and private
obligations, his property Is still in the
hands of the courts, as several suits
against the Pleasanton Stock Farm are
still pending. )
The Corona Wreck
VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. B.—The steam
er Mauss sailed for Lewis Island this
afternoon, carrying Mr. Goodall of tha
PaclficCoast Steamship company with a
crew of wreckers with wrecking appa
ratus to wreck the steamer Corona,
which hangs on a submerged reef.

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