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Forgot All About the Victory
Over the Spaniard
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
"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.
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
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.
Seven Cars Piled in a Heap—One Man
Killed and Eight Others
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.
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
A. W. SCOTT, Indianapolis; head cut.
H. M. TENEYCK, Chicago; slight in
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.
Attend Church in the Morning and
Visit the Soldiers' Camps in
the Afternoon
Associated Press Special Wire
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
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
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
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.
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
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
"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."
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
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.
And the Premises Fired to Conceal the
Crime—Vile Acts of Other
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
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.
Will Center on Measures Now
Before the Senate
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
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.

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