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doubtedly would have been the result of
the propagation of a fake.
MADRID, Feb. 13.—The cabinet will
discuss tomorrow the choice of a suc
cessor to Senor de Lome at Washington,
ahe candidacy of Senor Polo-Barnabe
appears to be abandoned.
Several members of the cabinet favor
the nomination of the Duke of Arcos,
Spanish minister to Mexico, because ho
could take charje ot the Spanish lega
tion at Washington Mils week.
JACKSONVILLE. Fla., Feb. l.t—A
epecial to the Timc3-7. T n do and Citizen
from Tampa says:
Almost under the nose of Edward
Gaylor, superintendent of Pinkerton
and Spanish spies, a large Cuban expe
dition left Tampu las; night and tonight
Is sailing from a point on Pease river.
The men, about seventy in number,
walked through tho streets of Tampa
about 2 oclock this morning and boarded
a special train which quickly bore them
to a point near where they were to em
bark, and there they remained In hiding
until tonight, when a tug tool: them out
to the steamer wh'oh bore them away to
Cuba, Col. Emilio Nunez being in charge
of the steamer. It is said Gen. Sanguilly
is the real commander, and color is
given this rumor by the fact that when
the men left here they were in charge of
Col. Lechuga, who was first lieutenant
of the personal staff selected by San
guilly when he failed to get away from
Jacksonville. Superintendent Gaylor,
his son and another Pinkerton man have
been here looking for Sanguilly, they
believing he was somewhere near here.
It is alleged the Cubans have sent San
guilly away on this trip to get rid of him
ln the United States. The detectives are (
totally ignorant of the departure of this
It is understood thc.t TOOO rifles 6000
pounds of dynamite, 200,000 rounds of
cartridges and a large lot of supplies
made up the cargo.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 13.—The three
hundred-word cipher dispatch received
from Minister Woodford Saturday
night was translated at the state de
partment today, but no Intimation of its
Import could be secured from official
sources. Assistant Secretary of State
Day, who has been intrusted with the
whole correspondence by the president.
refused to discuss the message. He said
merely that there was no development
ln the case which properly could be made
public at this time. In one instance he
supplemented this statement by the re
mark that the mere fact of information
being withheld is not to be taken as a
serious indication. Secretary Day dined
at the 'White House, Mrs. Day still be
ing out of town.
Every effort to supplement Secretary
Day's statement with some Information
from the White House failed. To urgent
appeals for something definite the presi
dent replied through Secretary Porter
that the whole matter was in Secretary
Day's hands, and the president relied
on him to handle the information for the
press. It was stated at the White
House, however, that there was no truth
ln the rumor of a censure upon Minister
Woodford for allowing Dupuy de Lome
to forestall him in presenting the appli
cation for the minister's recall.
Minister Woodford's course, it was
stated, had been entirely satisfactory,
and any criticism at this time was un
founded and unfair.
It could not be ascertained positively
Whether or not an answer to Minister
Woodford's last dispatch has been sent.
It is almost certain, however, that a re
ply has been drafted and that it was put
in cipher at the state department this
evening. Sidney Smith, chief of the
diplomatic bureau, was at the depart
ment until after 9 oclock. Special or
ders had been issued also to allow no
one in the building without a pass.
The Duke d'Arcos mentioned in Mad
rid dispatches as a possible successor to
Dupuy de Lome, has been the guest of
Dr. and Mrs. Mackay-Smith of this city
during the past week. With him is the
Duchess d'Arcos, formerly Miss Vir
ginia Lowery of Washington. The duke
was ambassador to Mexico, and is
stopping in Washington en route to
Spain. During the week he has been en
tertained by the British Ambassador
and Lady Pauncefote at luncheon, and
by the late Spanish Minister and
Madame de Lome, who gave a dinner in
his honor Thursday evening.
NEW YORK, Feb. 14.—A dispatch
from Madrid says:
A formal statement of regret at the
censure of Dupuy de Lome's conduct,
coupled with an expression of sincere
desire that the Canalejas letter incident
shall not impair the present friendly re
lations between the governments of
Spain and of the United States, or in
terrupt the negotiations for a commer
cial treaty, will be made by Foreign
Minister Gullon immediately following
the gazetting of the royal decree accept
ing De Lome's resignation and appoint
ing his successor as Spanish represent
ative at Washington.
On the other hand, the Washington
correspondent of the World says that
Spain has not disavowed responsibility
for the utterances of Senor de f.omeand
does not consider that any disclaimer of
that character is necessary. From
Spain's point of view, the Incident is
closed, not only as to De Lome's reflec
tions upon the president ar d the Ameri
can people, but as to his declaration
that autonomy is a mockery and a
HAVANA. Feb. 13.—Miss Clara Bar
ton has given a contract to a large bak
ery here to make crackers for the recon
Gen. Castellano is at Puerto Principe.
Gen. Luque remains at Holuquion.
News is awaited of an engagement that
occurred yesterday In that section. It la
believed in Spanish military circles
that the insurgent general, Calixto Gar
cia, has fallen back to the camp ot Jesus
Additional suppli -s are greatly needed
by the particularly for use at
the hospitals, and the chief command
ing the battalion lacks the forceneees
essary for operations ami to replace
their losses. Moreover, the guerrillas
are Very much discontented. There is
Kreat need of horses for the cavalry.
Col. Ordonez, while reconnoltering
with 70» men n»ar the Insurgent camp
at Capiro, met the Insurgents in strong
force and lost several killed and
NEW YORK, Feb. 18. —A special to the
World from Bridgeport, Conn., says
that the collector of customs at that port
has received advices from Washington
to the effect that a tug with three barges
bin juut departed from Bridgeport, it
Is believed, on a filibustering expedition.
According to advices from Washington
the tug and barges are loaded with arms
and dynamite. The reports have it that
It Is intended to transfer these articles
to another boat while somewhere on
Long Island sound.
The Washington authorities, it is said,
received their first intimation of this
expedition from Spanish spies stationed
at Bridgeport. According to the ad
ivces received by the World, a United
States revenue cutter has been ordered
out from New London, with the expecta
tion of intercepting the alleged filibus
tering expedition.
NEW YORK, Feb. 14.—1t is now
known on the highest authority that the
real reason for sending the United
States torpedo boat Cushing to Havana
was that the Spanish authorities have
been tampering with mall sent to the
battleship Maine in Havana harbor,
says the Washington correspondent ot
the Herald.
This resulted in Capt. Slgsbee of the
Maine sending a protest to Washington,
with a suggestion that a regular serv
ice be established between Key West
and Havana by means of torpedo boats.
On the strength of this protest the
Cushing was dispatched to Havana.
NEW YORK. Feb. 14 —A special to the
Herald from Washington says: The de
Lome incident is still unsettled. The
cipher dispatch received from Minister
Woodford was not entirely satisfactory.
It was taken to the president by Assist
ant Secretary Day and after a short
conference between them.Mr. Day sent
another cablegram to Minister Wood
Officially, nothing will be said about
these two communications further than
that the incident is not yet ent'rely
closed. It Is said that Minister Wood
ford's cable was a report of his Inter
view with the Spanish minister of for
eign affairs, who showed that no direct
disclaimer had been made by Spain of
that feature of the De Lome letter which
had been interpreted to indicate the in-
sincerity of the Spanish government in
the matter of autonomy and in the nego
tiations for a commercial treaty.
.Absence of such a disclaimer is not
entirely satisfactory to the president.
Accordingly Minister Woodford has
been given further instructions on the
subject. Without making any express
demand for a disavowal.Minister Wood
ford is required by his new instructions
to impress upon the Madrid authorities
the importance to all parties concerned
of some distinct repudiation of Senor do
Lome's declarations, which the presi
dent cannot believe correctly represent
the position of the Spanish government.
W. C. T. U. Women of Kansas Bom
bard the ex-Governor With
Questions Unanswerable
OLATHE, Kan., Feb. 13.—At a mass
meeting of his fellow citizens this after
noon John P. St. John, the Prohibition
ex-governor, was roundly denounced for
signing a whisky petition.
Governor St. John endeavored te de
fend himself, but was questioned so
sharply- that he was compelled to retire.
The demonstration which followed was
one of the liveliest ever witnessed in
Olathe, the center ten years ago of the
original package excitement.
Three local druggists had filed peti
tions with the probate judge asking for
permission to sell liquor. The law re
quires the signatures of twenty-five men
and a like number of women of the ward
in which the drug store is to be located.
One of the druggists secured ex-Gov
ernor St. John's name to his petition.
This stirred up the W. C. T. IT. as never
before, and a mass meeting for this af
ternoon was called.- The church was
crowded. Senator Parker, the first
speaker, called upon Mr. St. John to ex
plain why he—so prominent and able a
leader and temperance advocate—had
after so many years of prohibition in
the city signed the petition to permit
the selling of whisky. Mr. St. John's
explanation was that he wanted liquor
sold legally by the druggists. In an in
stant the house was in an uproar and
heated questions were thrust at the pro
hibition champion from every quarter.
The questions finally came so thick and
fast that no answers could be given and
the ex-governor retired.
King Oscar of Sweden has entrusted to
former Premier Steen the task of forming
a. new cabinet.
The French wheat crop promises to be
very good In thirteen departments, good in
fourty-four and fair in thirty.
A dispatch to the London Times from
Montevideo says: The new state council
was installed on Saturday amid popular
enthusiasm. Dr. Juan Cartesa Blanco was
unanimously elected president oC the coun
Numerous meetings were held in the
French provinces yesterday in connection
With the Dreyfus agitation. In .somecase.-!
resolutions against the government were
adopted, but there were no serious disor
Henry Gladstone says bis father and
the whole family Intend to start about the
end of next week from Cannes for a South
of England watering place. Mr. Glad
stone's physicians think be has attained
the utmost benefit from his stay on the
Thirty thousand people, mostly work
men and orderly, demonstrated at Barce
lona yesterday against the torture of the
anarchists at Montjuch fortress. The res
olutions of protest and demanding tho
abolishment of the tortures and a revis
ion of the trial were adopted and will be
forwarded to the government.
iti'-rlit Rev. John Richardson Selwyn,
master of Delwyn college, Cambridge
Since ISM, died at Pau, France, yesterday.
Dr. Selwyn was the bishop of Melanesia
from 1X77 to 1891 j was born in New Zealand
in 1844, He was the second son of Right
Kov. George Augustus Selwyn, bishop of
New Zealand He was educated at Trinity
college, Cambridge, and from IW9 to IS7I
was successively the curate of St. Aire-
WOS, Staffordshire, and of St. George, Wol
verhampton. He entered in Melaneslan
illusion in ts72 and In February, 1577, suc
ceeded Bishop Patteson, the first bishop
of Melenesla, who was murdered by the
natives in lbil.
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Make Trouble on Oriental
The Shanghai Recorder Is Anxious
That China Shall Be Reformed
I But Deprecates Partition
Associated Press Special Wire
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13.—The Oc
dental and Oriental Steamship compa
ny's steamer Gaelic arrived today from
Hong Kong, Yokohama and Honolulu,
bringing the following oriental advices:
The Hong Kong Telegraph says that
continual trouble is being reported from
vessels manned by Japanese crews, the
Japanese resenting any instruction or
surveillance from European officers, and
reserving an especial grudge for Euro
pean passengers. Several cases have
been reported where officers ' were
marked for attack by the Japanese and
warned to retire from the service, the
retention of their positions being in
variably followed by a murderous at
tack from ambushed Japanese ene
mies. A case in point is reported from
the Nyk liner, Hakata Maru. from Japan,
via Hong Kong, for England. There were,
thirty-eight passengers on board the
liner, many of whom were repeatedly at
tacked by the Japanese crew whenever
they left their own staterooms after
nightfall. On New Year's day, the Tele
graph says, all the Japanese sailors and
waiters, "mad drunk." and clad only in
breech clouts, made an organized at
tack on the English officers and passen
gers of the Hakata Maru. The Japs were
armed with knives, crowbars and belay
ing pins, and brutally beat the chief en
gineer and his third assistant and at
tacked a passenger, Thomas Hall, in his
berth, cutting his head open with a mar
linspike. According to the account of
the Telegraph, the officers and most of
the passengers were driven to the bridge,
where, unarmed, forty Englishmen kept
one hundred drink-maddened Japanese
at bay during the entire night by brand
ishing their walking-sticks.
Koyosu Shun, founder of the Yomiuri
Shimbun, one of the oldest papers in
Japan, in 1874, died on January 14th, agedj
63. He was formerly junior secretary o?
the foreign office. He started the first
mutual life insurance association in
Japan, and among other achievements
edited the best Anglo-Japanese diction
ary of its day, in 1873.
Kenichi Onoye, who is under arrest in
San Francisco for the embezzlement of
27,000 yen from Favre Brandt of Osaka,
is also suspected of forgery, and the for
eign office has communicated with Min
ister Hoshi with regard to his extradi
As soon as the ratification of the treaty
with France has been exchanged, the
date of the standard and conventional
tariffs will be notified to the foreign
powers and the tariffs themselves put
into operation. The receipts for the com
ing fiscal year, commencing April Ist,
are estimated to show an increase of
6,000,000 yen.
The Hochl Shimbun says that a com
munication was originally made by
the Japanese government to the foreign
powers, with the object of placing For
mosa beyond the pale of the new treaty,
but as only Great Britain and one other
power consented thereto, Japan decided
to carry out the new treaties in Formosa
The celebration o{ the coming to age
of the crown prince, Haruno Miya, which
was postponed last year owing to the
court mourning of the late empress dow
ager, will be held in March.
Japan's foreign trade during the month
of December last was as follows:- Ex
ports, 19,275,762 yen; Imports, 11,170,103
yen. The exports of gold and silver bul
lion amounted to 6,530,362 yen, and the
imports to 676,182 yen.
The Shanghai Recorder deplores any
partition of China, which, it says, will
certainly be unfavorable to missionary
work, adding that It will be a sad thing,
not only for China, but for all.concerned,
if the powers take any such action, pre
dicting that partition would be the be
gining of unending strife and bloodshed.
The Recorder calls upon Great Britain
to Interfere and say that China shall
not be divided, but that she shall be re
formed and saved, predicting that in
such interference England will have the
support of Japan and the active acqui
escence of the United States.
Three Chinese were hanged simulta
neously in the Victoria, jail at Hong
Kong on January 12th, the drop being
made to accommodate all three and the
trio falling through together. The exe
cuted men were members of an armed
gang of shop thieves, and in raiding a
store killed a Chinese employe. The
criminals were disbanded soldiers.
The annual cotton report from Shang
l hai states that the year 1897 was one of
! extraordinary vicissitudes to those in
I this trade. The year began with an
i enormous stock of unsold goods on hand,
j Prices declined steadily until the end
,of August. Then cai| a, stringency in
j the Chinese money meritet, the result
| being widespread disaster among the
Cotton dealers, very few Importers es
jcaping heavy losses. The- turning point
is believed to have been reached, how
j ever, the year 3898 opening with an Im
proved demand and an increased num
! ber of transactions, although Shang
hai jobbers can hardly congratulate
themselves on the prices obtained.
The chartered transport Jelunga, from
: Hong Kong. arrived at Singapore on Jan
uary 6th, bringing the Hist battalion of
the Prince of Wales' Own, and taking
away the following day the departing
rifle brigade.
England is negotiating with China to
open Yuen Chnu Fu, In the province of
Hu Nan, as a treaty port, and is negoti
ating also on the subject of the naviga
tion of Inland waters.
The Chinese government has paid the
agreed indemnity of £4000 to M. Lyau
det, the Frenchman kidnaped by Ton
quin pirates ln 1895.
The now year's audience for the for
eign ministers had been llxed for Feb
ruary 15th, and the banquet by the
: tsung 11 yamen will be given the fol
ilowing day. Owing to the long delay
the ministers had declined an audience,
but the tsung U yamen has now ar
ranged the matter.
All Ready For the National Conven
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12. — The local
members of the National Women's
Suffrage association have completed ar
rangements for the thirteenth annual
convention of the association, which is
to be held in this city next week, com
mencing tomorrow, and continuing for
Aye days. The sessions will be held at
the Columbia theater, which has been
decorated in grand style for the occa
sion. The association will celebrate tho
fiftieth anniversary of its organization,
and also the seventy-eighth birthday of
Susan B. Anthony.
The general plan of the program for
the fiftieth anniversary Includes papers
on the history of woman's work in phil-
anthropy, reform, education, the pro
fessions, industry, civil rights and politi
cal rights. Among the speakers secured
are Carrie Chapman Catt on "The
Social Progress of Woman"; May
Wright Sewell, on "Women in Educa-
tion"; Dr. Clara Marshall, dean of the
Woman's Medical college of Philadel
phia, on "Women in Medicine"; Mary
Seymour Nowell, on "Women ln Phil
anthropy"; Llllie Devereaux Blake, on
"Women in Municipalities"; Harriet
ttanton Blatch of England, on "Social
Economics"; Emma P. Ewing, on "The
Progress of Cookery"; the Rev. Fred
erick A. Hinckley, on "The Civil Rights
of Women"; Clara Bewick Colby, on
"The History of Our Work With Con-
gress"; the Rev. Anna Howard ShaW,
on "The Political Rights of Women";
Elizabeth Cady S'tanton, on "Our De
feats and Our Triumphs," and the clos
ing address by the president, Susan B.
Invitations have been extended to all
foreign countries in which suffrage has
been secured to any degree by women
or is being striven for by them. One
feature of the occasion will be the roll
call of the years, in which the pioneers
present will answer to the years in which
they have identified themselves with
the cause. On the closing evening they
will have representative women from
the four enfranchised states, who will
speak for their respective common
wealths. The morning sessions will be
given up to the regular business of the
convention, and it will be the afternoon
and evening sessions which will cele
brate the anniversary of the Seneca
Falls meeting.
In 1897 proposed amendments to their
state constitutions, providing for full
woman suffrage, were rejected in the
states of California, Connecticut, Mas
sachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Neva
da and Oklahoma; the judiciary com
mittee of the Maine legislature rejected
the proposition; a proposed woman
■ suffrage provision in the Greater New
I York charter failed in the New York
.legislature; the Delaware constitutional
! convention rejected woman suffrage; a
proposed amendment to grant school
i suffrage to women was defeated in New
Jersey. In Colorado, Utah and Wyom
ing women have full suffrage and vote
. for oil officers, including presidential
electors. In Kansas women exercise tho
suffrage largely in municipal elections.
tn some form, mainly as to taxation or
the selection of school officers, woman
' suffrage exists in a limited way In Ari
zona, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana,
; lowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mich
igan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, North
i Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South
Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Washington
, and Wisconsin.
The preliminary meeting of the asso
j ciation began this afternoon at the Co
| lumbia theater. The feature of the
meeting was a sermon by Rev. Anna B.
Shaw. Miss Susan B. Anthony also
spoke briefly.
Arrested on Suspicion
Frank Dulan was arrested last night
on New High street on suspicion by
Tatrolman Randolph. The officer
thought he answered the description of
one of the two men who have been hold
ing up people on the streets for the past
ten days. The prisoner refused to say
where he was from or what means he
had of support.
Puzzle the Officers of a
Texas Town
I ,
A Gilroy Man Chops His Own Head
Oft With an Axe—Sunday
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Associated Press Special Wire
HOUSTON, Tex., Feb. 13.—The fourth
mysterious murder in the past two
weeks was committed on the banks of
the Buffalo bayou, in a much frequented
part of the city. The victim, John T.
Hurst, a saloonkeeper, was seated in his
place of business about midnight, when
an unknown man entered and brained
him with a coupling pin; The police
have a description of the murderer.
GILROY, Cal., Feb. 13.—John Rogers,
a respected and prosperous Portuguese
rancher residing with his wife and fam
ily about one mile east of here, com
mitted suicide this morning by hacking
his head with an axe, completing the
Job by cutting his throat several times
with an ordinary pocket-knife. Rogers
had been in the best of spirits of late,
and no cause is known for the deed.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind., Feb. 13.—Dur
ing a quarrel in a saloon at Grant, a
coal mining town north of this city,
John Carrlngton shot and killed Wesley
Niece Saturday. He also shot Bayless
Niece, who will die. The murderer es
At Lyford, another mining town, the
postmaster, John Gilfoy, shot Joe Hoff
man, who will die.
John Bezle, an Italian, was struck in
the neck with a miner's pick and killed.
His body was then placed under the
elevator running down. to the shaft,
where it was found. The last murder
was at Lodt.
NEW CASTLE, Feb. 13.—A cold
blooded murder was perpetrated last
night at Ellwood. Andrew Keysen, the
murdered man, and Andrew Krubln, the
murderer, were cousins and .lived side
by side on what is called Chicken Coop
hill. For a long time the two men have
been employed in the Peerless gas works.
It is said Krubin was jealous of Keysen
and threatened to kill him because the
latter had secured work ln the Westing
house plant at Pittsburg at higher
wages. Last night when Keysen re
turned home he found Krubln there
drinking beer. After a few words Kru
bin drew a revolver, placed It almost in
Keysen's face and fired. The bullet en
tered below the eye and came out at the
back of the head, killing the victim in
Krubin went to his home next door and
kept the police and citizens at bay for
some time with his revolver. He finally
made his escape through a back door
and has not yet been captured.
BOSTON, Feb. 13.—A man who after
wards gave his name as Peter Neilson,
23 years of age, of St. Paul, was acting
suspiciously on the streets at 10 oclock
this morning and was accosted by Po
liceman Walter G. Horton, who asked
him his business. Without warning
Neilson drew a pistol and fired at the
policeman, shooting him in the back.
Horton, who is not dangerously hurt,
arrested Neilson.
SAN JOSE, Cal., Feb. 13.—When the
case of Thomas Flannelly, charged with
the murder of his father at Redwood
City, is called for trial in the superior
court tomorrow the defense will move
for a continuance on the ground that one
of the most important witnesses is se
riously ill.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13.—L. St.
Dennis Roylahce, an electrical engineer,
fired five shots at F. J. Dyer this after
noon at 539 Mission street. Three of the
shots took effect, one in the chin, the
second in the right hand and a third on
the chest, just over the heart. The last
did not penetrate the body and Inflicted
only a slight wound. None of the wounds
are dangerous.
The shooting was the result of busi
ness differences, Roylance says, al
though he admits that there were other
causes, and there Is suspicion of a wo
man In the case. Roylance claims that
he acted entirely in self-defense.
Dyer refused absolutely to discuss the
matter tonight. He said he was suffer
ing too much pain and his friends had
advised him to remain silent.
Roylance was formerly employed by
the Acme Electric company, but was
supplanted by Dyer about a month ago.
He claims to have witnesses who have
heard Dyer threaten to kill him.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Feb. 13.—The
precinct of Los Ranchos, * five miles
above this city, was the scene of a hor
rible tragedy this morning. Frank A.
Gutierres, with Salvador Garcia and
Ramon Montano went over to the house
of Manuel Gonzalez to get a horse. A
quarrel ensued over the ownership of
the animal and Gonzales fired at Gu
tierres, the bullet' cutting the jugular
Gutierres fell to the ground bleeding
internally, and expired in a few minutes,
but to make sure that his victim was
dead, Gonzales took his rifle and beat
the prostrate man over the head, frac
turing his skull in two or three places.
The murderer then rode Into town and
gave himself up to Sheriff Hubbell, who
then arrested Gonzales and Pedro Jaro
mlllo as accomplices.
Owing to the wealth and prominence
of the families of both men, the tragedy
Is expected to result in a bitter family
feud, which may lead to more bloodshed.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13—Late this
evening, Charley Dean, a half-breed
Chinese, disguised himself as a negro,
by blackening his face, and went to the
house occupied by the Yit Sing fratern
ity at Pacific street and Bartlett alley.
He rang the bell and the door was
opened by a Chinese girl, on whom he at
once made a murderous assault. Draw- j
lng a highbinder's knife, with a blade
twelve inches long, he slashed her across
the face. She fell forward and he stabbed
her a' number of times, inflicting ugly
wounds. Finally, to complete his work,
he leaned over her prostrate form and
burled his knife in her heart She died
while being taken to the receiving hos
pital and the body was removed to the
morgue. The assassin escaped, but he
is well known to the police and his cap
ture is regarded as certain.
Southern Mexico to Be Filled With
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 13. — Among
the passengers who arrived on the steam
er Gaelic today were M. Kobayashi and
H. Kawamura of Tokio, who are on their
way to Mexico to further the interests
of a colossal Japanese colonization proj
ect. The first-named gentleman, when
seen, said that preparations are being
made for the establishment of a Japan
ese colony on a big tract of land adjacent
to the port of San Benito and contiguous
to the Guatemalan boundary. In ac
cordance' with a treaty between the
Japanese and Mexican governments,
ratified last year. Count Enomoto, ex
minister of agriculture and a wealthy
Japanese land-owner, purchased 100,000
acres of land ln Mexico ln the locality
described, and It Is on this that the
Japanese colony is to be established.
The enterprise is receiving the sup
port of the Japanese government. It is
the purpose of the two visitors to have
the land surveyed and laid out for the
colonists, and this will be done as quick
ly as possible. The entire acreage, they
declare, will be devoted to the cultiva
tion of coffee.
It is also planned to establish a line of
steamers between this city and Aca
pulco, to connect with the new Japanese
trans-Pacific line.
Costa Rica and Nicaragua Are Ready
For Battle
NEW YORK, Feb. 14.—The corre
spondent of the Herald ln Managua tel
Two British warships are now In Ca
raguan waters and more expected. One
of these now In Nicaragua is at Corinto
and the other at San Juan del Sur.
The Herald's Washington correspond
ent says: There is a general Impression
among Pan-American diplomats here
that Costa Rica and Nicaragua are very
near war. Both governments have as
sumed belligerent attitudes, according
to information which has reached
Washington and which has been print
ed in the Herald, and It Is the expecta
tion of Central Americans in this city
that President Zelaya will demand a
disavowal of Costa Rica's responsibility
ln connection with the revolution ln San
Juan del Sur.
Whether the president of Costa Rica
will comply with President Zelaya's de
mand, and whether Nicaragua will have
the support of Salvator and Honduras
In case of war, are questions which Pan-
Americans are asking each other. Those
ln touch with the Costa Rica legation ln
th|s city express the opinion that that
government will not comply with the
prospective demand of the Nlcaraguan
president, and in this event war is likely
to follow.
The City Forgo and Iron company of
Cleveland has just received a big order
for sugar making machinery to be put into
a refinery In Hawaii.
Word Is received of the death at Old
Point Comfort of James Stephenson.
Stephenson was the father of Gray Ste
phenson, whose mysterious disappearance
caused a great sensation In New York last
Fire destroyed the plant of the Chicago
Portland Cement company at Hawthorne,
111., yesterday. The loss amounts to $100,
--000; Insurance, 150,000. The fire originated
In the drying rooms and consumed every
thing on the premises.
The Harvey Steel Car oompany of Har
vey, 111., has been placed in the hands of
a receiver on a judgment for $58,000 secured
by Locked, Farwell & Co. of Chicago. The
judgment was secured, It is said, on the
default of Interest due on a $100,000 bond
A statement of the liabilities of Henry
Sherry, the Milwaukee lumberman, and
the six companies ln which he was Inter
ested, gives the amount as $1,250,000, with
nominal assets at $700,000. Mr. Sherry's
personal liabilities are $628,000 and In addi
tion to this he has Indorsed the paper of
his corporations for $580,000 more. The as
sets to meet this are now estimated to be
worth $350,000.
The Auditorium opera house at Moline,
111., with its contents, was totally de
stroyed by Are last evening. Adjoining
buildings also suffered from Are and
water. The total loss Is estimated at $80,
--000. The building contained the plant of
the Porter Printing company, Electric
laundry. Commercial Heating plant and
Postal Telegraph company. Arnold's Fun
Makers' troupe lost their entire outfit The
loss is covered by insurance.
The church of Dr. John Hall at New
York will suffer no disruption through the
recent withdrawal of most of the elders
and trustees. At the service yesterday It
was announced that a meeting would be
held today for the purpose of filling the
seven vacancies on the board of trustees.
John D. Mackenzie died at New York
yesterday aged 66 years. He was chair
man of the committee of citizens formed
for the relief of the colored people in the
war riots. He was also foreman of the
grand Jury which indicted William M.
The man who Is always down ln the
mouth seldom gets up In the world.—Chi
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With a Load for the Mining
Soldier* Will Leave Vancouver To
morrow and Hope to Start From
Skaguay by March
Associated Press Special Wire
PORTLAND, Or., Feb. 13—The steam
ship Oregon sailed tonight for Dyea and
Skaguay, Alaska, with 500 passengers
and 1200 tons of freight. Including fifty
dogs, forty-one horses and thirty-four
burros. One hundred tons of supplies
for the government relief expedition are
sent north by the Oregon.
Gen. H. C. Merrlam, commanding the
department of the Columbia, expected
to sail on the Oregon tonight, but Im
portant dispatches received today from
Washington compelled him to postpone
his departure for a few days. Capt. D.
L. Bralnerd, who is the disbursing officer
of the government relief expedition,
was among the passengers. He has or
ders to go to Dyea and there await the
arrival of the government reindeer and
the snow and ice locomotives, both of
which will be used In transporting sup
plies to Dawson. Capt. Bralnerd ex
pects to be able to start the expedition
from Dyea by March.
The First battalion of the Fourteenth
Infantry, consisting of companies A and
G, will leave Vancouver barracks Tues
day via Tacoma for Skaguay. All their
property and paraphernalia, including
rations amounting to 250 tons, have been
loaded on the river steamer Undine for
shipment to Kalama, where they will
be reshlpped by rail to Tacoma over the
Northern Pacific.
Lieut. Col. Russell, who was to have
had command of this battalion, will re
main at Vancouver barracks, owing to
poor health. Lleuts. Learned and Ca
bell joined their regiment today from
detached service, and Capt. Matlle, com
manding Company G, expects to arrive
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 13.—The bark
Collma, which Is reported overdue at
Dutch harbor, is owned by C. A. Hooper
of San Francisco and is loaded with 680,
--000 feet of lumber at the Tacoma mill
destined for the Alaska Commercial
company to be used ln the construction
of Yukon river boats. She carried no
passengers. Her crew, headed by Capt.
Mattson, numbered about fourteen men.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 13.—The
schooner Huene, while attempting to
leave Schwabacher's dock yesterday for
Alaskan ports, crashed Into the Nippon
Rio Juan Maru. The damage to the
steamer cannot yet be ascertained, but
those in charge of the vessel say that 1
this accident will cost nearly f 10.000.
Several of the Rio Juan Maru's steel
jplates were broken. The Huene es
caped with slight Injury.
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 13.—A new
plan le on foot for the organization of a
series of hospitals at all the chief points
ln Alaska, and the chief promoter of tho
enterprise, Dr. F. H. Booth, is now in
Seattle on his way northward.
"It is our purpose," said Dr. Booth,
"to organize a hospital service at Dyea,
Lake Bennett, Stewart river, Dawson,
Fort Cudahy, Circle City, Minook ..-reek
and Copper river. The first station to be
organized will be at Dyea."
The London Markets
LONDON, Fsb. 13 — Money is scarce,
with no certain indications of easiness In
the near future. On the stocx exchange
business last wsek was fair. The fnll
ure of the Chinese negotiations led to a
recovery of % In controls, and home rail
ways experienced an all 'round rise on
the resumption of work by the engineers.
In foreign bonds there was a general
Improvement. Greek bonds went 1,4
points higher on the International guar
antee of the new loan, and Chinese and
Japanese bonds were also bought. Uru
guayan bonds were buoyant on the po
litical developments, and Americana
strong and active after a temporary flat
ness, owing to the De Lome incident.
Sunday Cycling
OAKLAND, Feb. 13.—Seventy-five
cyclers took part today ln the Reliance
wheelmen's Inaugural run for 1898. Capt.
Deacon and Lieuts. Robinson and Ward
had charge of the run, which was very
successful. The five-mile road race re
sulted as follows: Cramer, handicap
1:46, won, 14:42; Coxhead, handicap 1:45,
second, 14:42H; Wyman, scratch, third,
It seems paradoxical that there Isn't a
single person In a room full of married
folks.— Chicago News.

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