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TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO 80. CELEBRATORS IN THE SOUTH Forgot All About the Victory Over the Spaniard THE VISIT OF THE CIIIEE EXECUTIVE Gave to the South the Long-Looked-for Opportunity of Expressing Loyalty to the Flag and Love for the Union Associated Press Special Wire SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 18.—Tlie visit of the president and his party to Savannah ended tonight after two days of remarkable displays of enthusiasm. Although today was supposed to be a day of rest, the presi dent attended two public functions nnd re ceived ovations. But far above the import ance of the receptions today and the recep tions already reported, is the fact that the original object of President Mckinley's visit has been entirely) lost sight of. 'The unpre cedented outbursts of loyalty to the union have ceinpletely overshadowed the rejoic ing over the peace with Spain, though par ticipation in the latter was tlie avowed) ob ject oi the president's southern trip. To thoroughly explain what is going on in the south today it is necessary not only to record the continuous enthusiasm and hos pitable receptions, but also to recount the causes that have made the trip so remark able. In all the speeches and in all the demonstrations which have marked the president's visit to Atlanta, Tuskeegee, ■ Montgomery and Savannah there lias been the tacit admission that the war with Spain was the great factor iv achieving the result, but it is to the result and not to the factor that the chief trend' of speechmaking and of enthusiasm has lent itself. Political influ ences seem to play no part in the reception of President Mckinley. On all sides there is an eagerness to publicly express/ the loyal ly of the southern states and to admit that the war with Spain not only helped to weld the compact of the sections, but gave to the south the opportunity to express sentiments of loyalty that have long lived but which have lacked opportunity ot expression. And this has been done chiefly by Democrats, many of whom fought for the stars and and to all of whom the name of Davis) is a 1 sacred memory. Tlie frank reference to nnd the discussion of the civil war have led to many delicti to situations that were only saved from becoming irritating dilemmas by the tact of a president who fought against Bouthern troops, or by the graceful utter ances of the Confederates who years ago opposed him on the battlefield. The mar velous scenes of an audience in the old Con federate capitol cheering the btars and Stripes until they grew hoarse, of ex-Con federates struggling to grasp the bands uf a northern president, of General Wheeler leading the people of his state in cheers for William Mckinley in the place where Jef ferson Davis once urged the south to light for separation, are all redeemed from the suspicion of fuUomcness or the faint praise of politicians by the blunt truthfulness of the men who led in these new and tremen dously fervent declarations of loyalty. Governor Johnston of Alabama said at Montgomery: "We of the south have nothing to regret except our dead," but he at once went on to say that he rejoiced in the United States, with a strong accent on "united;" and'if any man now said "Is Alabama loyal to the union?" he asked nn absurd question, be cause Alabama's loyalty has been proved by Wheeler and Hobson, and there were hun dreds of other Wheelers and Hobsons in Alabama ready to give equal proof of Ala bama's glad fealty to the union. Such utterances as these have marked the trip with more frequency than it has been possible to report. On the part of the for mer Confederates who have made addresses of welcome to President Mckinley there has been no eleventh hour confession of sin. In substance they have all said that they fought for what they thought was right; that they neither blame themselves nor their dead fathers or sons for enlisting in the cause of the Confederacy, hut that they accept today the changed conditions with a glackiess ami sincerity they never felt until the war with Spain knit the nation into a common cause, and. Until a Republican presi dent urged the people of the north nnd south to honor the Confederate dead. In the latter reason lies the main incentive to the intense and almost unexpected enthusi asm with which the presidential party has been greeted since Mr. Mckinley's first speech in Atlanta. Scarcely a speaker or a paper in Alabama or Georgia has made reference to the president without mention ing on every occasion his tribute to the Con federate dead. A distinguished southerner said to this correspondent: "There have been many reunions of north and south on paper and in speeches. These aero well meant, but they signified little because neither side had given in to the other on the principles that they fought over. This suggestion of the president to care for our dead is the first practical evi dence given to the south that the north really means what it says, and it has touched our hearts more than we can sny. Coming, as it does, upon tbe heels of the war with Spain which gave to the south the chance to prove her loyalty, this utterance of the president ennhlcs us to say not only that we are true to the union, but for the first time we love it." This utterance represents a host of pub lic and private speeches thnt have been made since the arrival of the presidential party in the south. It is the consensus ot the opinions expressed to this correspond ent by state officers and'citizens of Georgia and Alabama, nearly all of whom are op posed to the president in politics, but who have welcomed him right gladly in his ca pacity of chief executive and who have given vent to wild enthusiasm over his ut terances regarding the Confederate dead. In this way what wns planned to be a cele bration of the peace with Spain has become almost entirely a genuine practical ratifica tion of the peace between north and south, epoch-making in its significance, thrilling in in its details and pathetic in the countless memories that it awakens. HOBSON NOT HURT By Bombardment With Kisses by the Chicago Girls CHICAGO, Dec. 18—Lieut. Richard Pearson Hobson was heavily bombarded by a large fleet of kissing girls at the audito rium tonight, but as no distress signal was hoisted after the engagement it is not be lieved that he was seriously injured. Lieut. Hobson lectured on '"ihe Sinking of the Merrimac," under the auspices of the Chi cago Press club, and after the lecture the member' of the audience pressed forward for an impromptu reception. There was much handshaking and. applause, but more interesting than eithee wercilfiS'kisises given the Merrimac's hero by as many girls. After the lecture he left for Kansas City, where he will speak tomorrow evening. Tuesday evening the distinguished naval of ftcerndU face an audience in Denver, whence he Will proceed to San Francisco and will sail for Manila December*24 on the City of Peking. On the Diamond SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 18.—The Case ball gnme at Recreation park today between the San Joses and San Franoieooi was won by the latter iv the easiest possible manner, the score standing 18 to 4 in their favor. The Garden City boys made a very poor showing. San Francisco played a good field ing game, making but one error—an over throw by I'rockhoff to first. The team is credited with five stolen bases. BUMPED OVER THE TIES TILL TRESTLE WAS CROSSED AND DANGER LESS Seven Cars Piled in a Heap—One Man Killed and Eight Others Injured INDIANAPOLIS, Intl., Dec. 18.—A wreck occurred on the Indiana, Decatur nnd Western railroad at 2:30 oclock this morn ing, fifty-two miles west of Indianapolis, near Guion station. Tbe Indianapolis express, east-bound, left the track west of a high trestle and passed over the trestle, which is sixty feet long, with seven coaches' off the rails and bump ing along on the ties. The trestle is fifty feet high, and it is considered phenomenal that the train was- not hurled off into the creek, in which event tbe lot's of life would have been awful. The rear car bud just left the trestle when a spreading of the raiks ahead of the bag gage car piled the seven cars into a heap. Tlie bnggage car and smoker were ground almost into splintrs and all the cars were badly wrecked. There were about fifty pas sengers on tbe train, and not a woman or child in the list. It is claimed that the train way running at nearly sixty miley an hour to make up for lost time. The killed: T. M. WELLS of Areola, superintendent of schools of Douglass county, 111. Injured: DANIEL POINTER, Decatur, 111.; head cut and neck and shoulders bruised. ANDREW EAFER, Lawrenceville, Ind.; head badly cut. A. J. DIDDLE, Indianapolis; frightfully cut about the face. M. J. MOORE, Indianapolis; head cut, spine injured nnd internal injuries. WARREN SAYLOR, Indianapolis; in jured slightly. J. A. MITCHELL, conductor; injured ankles. A. W. SCOTT, Indianapolis; head cut. H. M. TENEYCK, Chicago; slight in juries. Brice's Remains COLUMBUS, 0., Dec. 18.—A special to the Ohio State Journal, from Lima, Ohio, tays: The remains of the late Calvin S. lirice arrived.here this morning from New York. The remains were taken to the Brice resilience, where they will remain un til tomorrow, when they will bo taken to the Market Street Presbyterian church at 0 o'clock, and lie in state until noon, live funeral services will occur at 1 p. m. Busi ness in the city will be suspended. Tho floral tributes are most elaborate, and rep resent an outlay of at least $10,000. A Soldier's Death VIRGINIA, Nov., Dec. lß.—Major Wil liam Morrison, who commanded the Ne vada battalion of volunteers until it was mustered out recently, died this afternoon of pneumonia. He was captain of the Em melt guard for several years. A Swiss Visitor NEW YORK, Dec. 18.—Dr. Raoul Pictot, the famous chemist of Geneva, arrived, here today on the French steamer La Bretagne from Havre. Bryan's Movements NEW YORR, Dec. 18.-Colonel William Jennings Bryan left for Washington on the midnight train, after spending the day with friends. THE HERALD SUNDAY AT SAVANNAH TOO BUSY TO BE CALLED A DAY OE REST PRESIDENT AND HIS PARTY Attend Church in the Morning and Visit the Soldiers' Camps in the Afternoon Associated Press Special Wire SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. standing this was supposed to be a day of rest with Ac presidential party, it was, as a matter of fact, filled with interest and ac tivity. Though they had sat late at the banquet last night—it was nearly 2 oclock when Gen eral Wheeler delivered his delightful perora tion to "Woman" —the president and ac companying members of his cabinet arose to breakfast at about the usual hour, and later they separated to attend divine ser vices. President McKinley attended church at the Wesley Memorial Methodist church. Mrs. McKinley did not accompany-him. She is suffering from a slight coid and remained in the hotel. Her indisposition, however, does not amount to real illness, and this afternoon she was abte to take a carriage ride about the city. The president was met at the door of the church by leading members of the con gregationf who escorted him to the pew re served for him. As he entered the congre gation rose and remained standing until he had taken his seat. The sermon 1 was by- Rev. John A. Thompson, D. D. There was no reference to the distinguished presence during the service beyond nn invocation by the preacher for divine guidance for the president during the crisis which now con fronted the country. Secretary Alger and General Shafter at tended the Fisst Presbyterian church, and after the service held an informal levee in the aisles, many persons crowding around them to shake hands and bid them wel come. General Joseph Wheeler and Secretary Wilson worshiped at the First Baptist church. After service they shook hands with several hundred persons. After dinner the president visited the Georgia agricultural and medical college (colored), where he delivered an address. The route to the college took the president through the camp of the Seventh army corps, and, coming and going, he stopped at the camp for a brief inspection and to speak words of appreciation and encourage ment to the men. Secretary Alger and General Shafter also visited the camps'. Secretary Alger paid more attention to the camp than any other member of the party. He went through sev eral of the regimental villages from head quarters to kitchens and made a critical ex amination. Ho also visited the hospital of the First division, where he spoke kindly to the sick men and made inquiries into their wants and how they were supplied. After his trip he expressed himself as very much gratified with the camp and the work of the hospital corps. Postmaster General Smith, General Shaf ter and the newspaper correspondents with the presidential party were the guests of the officers of the Third battalion, Third Geor gia regiment, at' the camp this afternoon. An oyster dinner was served. Postmaster General Smith made a short address, during the course of which he paid a high tribute to the press, for its integrity. General Shafter made an impromptu con versational talk to the men assembled, which was full of suggestiveness, nnd at once placed the general in touch with al) of his hearers'. After dinner the party made an inspection of the camps. Without ex ception, the visitors pronounced the ar rangements excellent. The members of the visiting party spent tbe evening in the parlors of the hotel until the time came for them to depart for Ma con, for which place their train left at midnight. On the way to the depot the president was greeted with hearty cheers, as, indeed, he had been every time he lias come within sight during his vis-it here. THE GREAT FEATURE Tho feature of the president's day was his visit to Georgia agricultural and mechanical college. This is an institution for colored persons, supported by the state of Georgia. Its president is K. It. Wright, colored, who was recently appointed by President. Mc- Kinley as a paymaster in the volunteer army, with the rank of major, but who has resigned and returned to the sohool. There were no elaborate exercises connected with his visit. The pupils were gathered in the chapel. Mr. McKinley was introduced by the president of the coflege. Hesaid;? "Fellow Citizens: I have been profoundly . impressed with this scene and I' hare been LOS ANGELES, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 19, 1898 "WHITHER ARE WE DRIFTING?" deeply touched with theeloquent words and the exalted sentiments which have been ut tered by the gentleman whom you dele gated to speak in your behalf. It gives me peculiar pleasure to meet you anld to greet you in this institution of learning, presided over by one whom 1 have known tor more than twenty years, and whom I have come to admire and respect as one of the splendid leaders of your race. 1 congrat ulate him and all associated with him in the good work done here for tlie exaltation ot your race. 1 congratulate all of you upon the splendid advance made by you in the last third of a century. You are all entitled to praise and to high commendation, which 1 am sure you receive from your white' fellow citizens in this and every part of the coun try. I congratulate you upon your ac quirement of property. Many of your race have large properties on the tax lists in sev eral states, and in that way contribute pro portionately to the support of the govern ment. I congratulate you on what you have done in learning l and the acquirement of useful knowledge; on the fact that there is not a foot of ground beneath the Stars and Stripes where every boy and girl, white or black, cannot have an education to fit them for the battle of life. Keep on, is the word I would leave with you today. Keep on in the effort upward, but remember tha in ac quiring knowledge there, is one thing as im portant as that, and that is character. Nothing in the whole wide world is worth so much, will last so long and 6ervc its purpose so well as good character. It is something that no one can take from you, that no one can give to yon. You must acquire it for yourselves. "There is another thing. Do not forget the home. The homd is the foundation of good individual life and organized govern ment. Cultivate good homes, make them pure and sweet, elevate them, and otlier good things w ill follow. 1 congratulate you that this institution is not only looking after the head, but after tbe hand. 1 congratulate you that it is not only making good orators, but good mechanics. lt is better to be a skilled mechanic than a poor orator or an indifferent preacher. (Great applause). Iv a word, each of you must want to be best in whatever you undertake. Nothing 'n the world commands more respect than skill and industry. Every avenue is open to it. "I congratulate you upon the splendid valor of your race. My friend, the presi dent of your school, has made an allusion .in his speech to what many years ago 1 said in a public address. I told of a white colonel who had delivered the flag of our country to his black color sergeant and said to him: 'Sergeant, 1 place in your hands this sacred flag. Fight for it. Yes, die for it, but never surrender it to the bands of an enemy.' That black soldier, with love of country and pride in his heart, answered: T will bring the Hag back, colonel, in honor, or report to God the reason why.' In one battle, in carrying that Hag of freedom, he was stricken down. He fell with the folds of that flag wrapped about him, bathed in his blood. He did not bring it back, but God knew the reason why. He did all he could, all any man could do. He gave his heart's blood for that Hag. At San Juan bill and at E! Caney—but General Wheeler is here. (Great applause). 1 know he cm tell you better than 1 can ot the splendid heroism of the black regiments which fought side by side with the white troops on that historic lield. Mr. Lincoln was not far from right when, speaking of the black man, he said: 'The time will come when they will help to keep the jewel of liberty in the hands of the human race.,' and in a third of a century since you have helped to give liberty in Cuba to an op pressed people. "I leave with you this one word, 'Keep on.' You will solve your own problem. Be patient. Be progressive. Be honest, be God-fearing, and you will win, for no effort fails that has a stout, earnest heart behind it." OTHER SPEECHES At the conclusion of the president's speech "America" was sung by all present, with possibly more vigor and spirit than harmony. General Joseph Wheeler was in troduced as "the hero of Santiago." He was given an ovation which lasted for several minutes l . He spoke briefly of the hope and glory of the country, and of the efforts which were being made by both white and colored people to tiecure educations. After General Wheeler's speech he wat)npplauded for several minutes. Secretary Gage also spoke. He said that he had not fully realized, until this trip south, that there was any such thing as a negro problem and that it was'of such wide spread proportions'. What he had seen, however, had opened his eyes. There was such a problem, and it was a very serious one. However, the information derived bj him at Tuskecgee nnd the school which he was addressing had led him to believe that tbe true solution of the problem had been found, and that it' lay in the industrial ed ucation of the colored youth on plans'that were being worked out at the institutions named. Returning from the! college, the presiden tial party passed through the camp of the Indiana regiment, which is to embark for Cuba on the transport Minnewaska tomor row morning. The president graciously wished the officers and men godspeed and a safe return. A MURDER FOR MONEY COMMITTED BY MISCREANTS IN ALABAMA DEFENSELESS WOMAN KILLED And the Premises Fired to Conceal the Crime—Vile Acts of Other Villains Associated Press Special Wlra BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 18.—Tele graphic advices from Banks, Ala., tell ol a horrible crime at Meyers plantation, near Josic postoffiee, eight miles from Banks. Mrs. Ada Meyers, a wealthy widow, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs, E. Meyers, also a widow, conducted a store and it yvas known that they kept a large amount of money in the dwelling across tbe road from the store. A young man named Cook was employed to superintend tbe farm, and be occupied a room in the house. Some time between midnight and day Cook was aroused by a noise in the room of the elder Mrs. Meyers. He sprang otlt of bed and ran to tlie door, and saw Mrs. Meyers struggling with two strange men. He rushed to her assistance, nnd was knocked senseless with a club. When be regained consciousness he found the house on tire nnd the elder Mrs. Meyers apparently dead on the lloor. Dragging her from tho fire, he went in search of the younger .Mrs. Meyers, and found her dead in her room, her brains having been beaten out. He rescued her body just in time from the flames. He then rang the farm bell and aroused the neighbors, who came in great numbers, but were too late to save tlie houso or any of its contents. It is believed that the robbers obtained about $3000 in cash, and evidently they thought they had killed all three parties and tired the house to cover up their crime. The condition of the elder Mrs. Meyers is critical. Murdered His Wife CHICAGO, Dec. 18.—Michael Emil Rol linger, a native of Austria, is under arrest, charged with the murder of bis wife, The resa. The charred body of Mrs. Rollinger was found Friday night in a clothes closet of her home, and her death was at first sup posed to be the result of an accident. The police now claim they have sufficient evi dence to prove that Hollinger strangled bis wife, poured kerosene over the body and set lire to it. Mrs. Rollinger owned some prop erty in Austria and also carried $500 lite in erty in Austria and also carried $500 life in surance. Lately the couple had not been living happily, and Mrs. Rollinger bad de clared her intention to apply for a divorce. Murder and Suicide JASPER, Mo., Dec. 18.—Three pistol shots were beard at noon today in the house of William Lowenstoin, a wealthy farmer, who lives three miles from here. When the house was entered by a son of Lowen stoin and «i man employed on the farm, they having heard the shooting, they found Lowenstein and his wife dying, both having been shot through the head. The woman's clothing was torn and her hands were bruised and broken. The supposition is that Lowenstein killed his wife after a quarrel and committed suicide. Youthful Criminals CHILLICOTHE, 0., Dec. 18.—Two boys, Elmer and (icorge Butler, aged respectively ?0 nnd 13, wore today found guilty of man slaughter, and will serve a term in tbe peni tentiary for tbe murder of Daisy Browser, a young girl. The crime was a heinous one, nnd in the trial it was proven that tbe girl had been shot down from ambush for no cause whatever. The defense made an at tempt to prove thnt insaniCy ran in the Butler family, but the jury could not be con vinced. Sentence has not yet been passed. A Manitoba Massacre WINNIPEG., Man., Dec. 18.—A Domin ion City, Alan., dispatch to the Free Press says: Simon Cnzby was arrested here to night, charged with the murder of Wasyl Bocehkc and five children six weeks ago at the Stuartburn Galician settlement. The prisoner will be brought to Winnipeg to morrow. A Lone Bobber BUTTE, Mont., Dec. 18.—A lone high wayman walked into the Butte, Anaconda nnd Pacific depot Mere tonight, held up the ticket seller at the point of a gun and re treated with $300 in cash. Lost in the Storm PRESCOTT, Ariz., Dec. 18—William A. Richardson, formerly a resident of Sonoma county, California, was found dead in Verde valley a few days ago. Tie had been en gaged in mining in the Black hills, and started in the big storm to walk to Verde valley, and is supposed to have been over come by the storm and frozen to death. AIL INTEREST IN CONGRESS Will Center on Measures Now Before the Senate PLATT WILL ADVOCATE EXPANSION Morgan Will Press Vigorously for Action on the Nicaragua Canal Bill, But the Matter Seems to Be Doomed to Go Over Till January Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON, Dec. 18.—The week in the senate will be opened with a speech by .Senator Piatt of Connecticut on tbe ques tion of expansion. Ik-has given notice of an address to begin immediately after the con clusion of the routine morning business on Monday. Piatt will reply to the speech of Senator Vest, made last Monday, and 1 as he has given very careful attention to the ex tension of our territorial area, no little in terest is manifested among senators in his presentation of the matter, and it is not improbable, unless tlie Nicaragua bill pre vents, that the speech will precipitate a more or less general debate upon this ques tion. Whether it does or not, a number of speeches on the same subject will be made after tlie Christmas holidays preparatory to the consideration of the peace treaty. lt is hoped that the treaty will be taken up for discussion early in January. Already there is talk of the probability oi disposing of the treaty during the present session, and the impression favorable to the result is growing. A few senators manifest a dispo sition to debate the treaty at length and some profess unalterable opposition, but the feeling is so strong against an extra ses sion and in favor of the postponement of the settlement of the disposition of tho Philip pines after they come into our possession that it now seems that even the minority will consent to the treaty's ratification with out material delaj'. The friends oi the treaty, who are giving attention to the closest details of opposi tion as they develop, have taken pains to have enumerated the names of the signers to the memorials against annexation whiuh have reached the senate, and they find that there are fewer than 2000 of them, dis tributed among the states as follows: Mas sachusetts, 1433; West Virginia, 101; Indi ana, 74; Ohio, 50; Florida, 4"; New York, 45; Virginia, 39; Vermont, 20; Maryland, 10; New Hampshire, G; California and Mis souri, 3 each; Wisconsin and' Tennessee, 2 each, and Maine, Colorado, lowa and Ne vada, 1 each. THE CANAL BILL Senator Morgan said today that he meant to press the Nicaragua canal bill as vigor ously possible and he expressed the hope that he might get a vote before next Wednesday, the probable day of the Christ mas adjournment. Tbe indications are, however, against such an early disposal of the subject and it may be accepted as quite certain that even if Senator Turpie's motion for postponement till January 10 should not prevail, the bill will naturally be thrown over beyond' the holidays. It is evidently the purpose of the opposition to prevent ac tion during the few remaining days prior to adjournment. Morgan today indicated his willingness to accept the Berry amendments in modified form, and the bill as the Arkan sas senator proposes to change it has been printed for information. OTHER MATTERS The bill concerning the registry of for eign built vessels wrecked on tbe American coast is still on the calendar as a special order, and Senator Elkins will probably make another effort to secure consideration. Senator Cullcm has also expressed a desire to get up the anti-scalping bill, lioth these measures will be antagonized and probably thrown over till January. There will be no effort to get up any more appropriation bills until after the resump tion of business in January. IN THE HOUSE Records Broken by the Progress Made to Bate WASHINGTON, Dee. 18.—The holiday recess, by the terms of the resolution report ed by the ways and means committee, is to begin Thursday and extend until Wednes day, January i. It is likeiy, however, that the resolution will be amended so .as to make the recess begin Wednesday instead of Thursday. The appropriation bills are fur ther advanced now than they have been for many years at the short session. Already the naval andi army deficiency, as special bills, and three of the regular bills —pension, District of Columbia and Indian—have passed the house. The agricultural bill was reported yesterday and will be taken up on Tuesday. Four of the regular money budgets, out of thirteen, will therefore have passed the lower house before the holiday recess, an unprecedented thing in legislative aunals. The military academy bill could have been added to this list had it not been that Chairman Hull of the military affairs committee declined to allow the attention of the committee to be drawn from the bill for the increase of the army even for the limited time required to prepare the acad emy bill. The latter, however, will be re ported before the recess. Tlie friends off the naval personnel bill and the bill for the Phil adelphia exposition of 1899 have been the committee on rules to grant time for their consideration. Time will be allotted for the former bill soon after the house con venes after the holiday recess. It is possible that the Philadelphia exposition bill may be called and placed upon its passage tomor row, as tomorrow, under the rules, is sus pension day. The bill to extend the naviga tion laws of the United States over Hawaii, which was penciling when the house ad journed, may also be voted upon under sus pension of the rules. The Color Question CHICAGO, Dec. 18.— W. E. Henderson, the negro lawyer, who, with his wife and live children, was driven out of Wilmington, asdas PRICE FIVE CENTS N. C, by the recent riots there, told tke story of the uprising today at the First Methodist church. At the close of the meeting the Rev. Jenkin Lloyd Jones pre sented a set of resolutions, which were unani mously adopted, deprecating discrimina tion in trade, politics or religion on account of the color line in the north or south. A copy of the resolutions will be sent to Presi dent McKinley. GOLD BY THE BARREL A Marvelous Strike Reported From Rat Portage WINNIPEG, Dec. 18.—Rat Portage, On tario, is wild with excitement over a mar velous strike made in the Mikado mine.The ore fills a slope forty feet high and two and a third feet) high anditlie richest ore is worth on a conservative estimate from $25,000 to $35,000 a ton in free-milling gold. Theoreis being put in barrels and sacks and men are guarding it. The mine is ownediimEngland. At a low estimate there is now a quarter of a million dollars in, sight. The latest ad vices today from miners coming in say the vein is now eleven feet wide with no de crease in value. The length and depth of the ore body is not yet determined. Hospital Inspection NORFOLK, Dec. 18.-Dr. H. S. Conner and General James A. Beaver, of the war investigating committee, came to Fort Mon roe from Washington this morning and re turned there tonight. During the day they inspected the Josiah Simpson hospital, and the fort and hospital, and found everything satisfactory, and in good shape. STOOD BY IN THE STORM TILL THE PEOPLE IN DANGER WEBE SAVED Ten People Brought to Port and th* Schooner Deer Hill Abandoned in Mldocean NEW YORK, Dec. 18.-The British steamer Pawnee, which arrived today from Mediterranean ports, brought ten ship wrecked people, eight men and two women, who were taken from tbe disabled schooner Deer Hill of St. John, N. 8., in mid-ocean. Captain Aikenhead reported that on the morning of December Sth lie sighted the Deer lliil in evident distress and needing as sistance. A heavy northwest gale waa blowing, and a dangerous sea was running. The schooner was seemingly unmanageable, and the rudder disabled or carried away. The Pawnee staid by, and at 2 p. m. suc ceeded in getting a tow line aboard, which had been sent by drifting a small line to lee ward. The lino parted, however, and a boat was launched in charge of tho chief officer and sent to communicate vsith the Deer Hill. The boat had barely succeeded in boarding the wreck when an enormous sea struck and stove it, and after great difficulty the boaFs crew succeeded ln get ting on board the schooner, where they were obliged to remain all night. On tho following morning (the 9th) the weather slightly moderated, a tow line was sent on board, and the Pawnee towed the Deer Hill toward Bermuda. After towing about six hours the line again parted. Tho wind and sea were increasing when the line parted, and it was found impossible to get out an other. Tho captain of the Deer Hill sig nalled that he wished to abandon the wreck, and requested the Pawnee to stand by. The gale continued throughout tbe Oth, 10th and llth, tbe Pawnee taking her position near the wreck, but it was impossible to use the boats to relieve the unfortunate people from the Deer Hill, ow ing to the dangerous char acter of the seas. Finally at 7:30 p. m. on the 17th tbe rescue was perfected, and the Deer Hill was abandoned. The rescued people were Captain C. W. Burns, Louisa Burns, his daughter: Hazel Merritt, the owner's daughter, and seven of the crew oi the Deer Hill. TELEGRAPH NEWS INDEX Four Fresno firemen arrested for robbing burned stores. The Spanish peace commissioners reach Madrid without incident; a cabinet crisis scheduled for today. While leaving Santiago harbor the cruiser Cincinnati ran on a rock and is still stuck there The navy department makes public the report of Admiral Schley of the operations of the flying squadron up to the bombardment of Cienfuegos. Interest in congress this week will center on matters before the sen ate;, Piatt will advocate expansion and Morgan will press for action on the Nicaragua canal bill. The presidential party at Savannah attends church in the morning and visits the soldiers in camp later in tha day. In the enthusiasm of loyalty the Southerners seem to have forgotten all about the war with Spain.