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Circulation yesterdaj, 40,322
NO. 1,320.
Golucliowsld's Prophesy of War
Millies Statesmen Ponder.
Hrirish Foreign Office JIucli Dis
turbed Over the Recent .Seizure
of Chinese Territory by Geriimiiy
AnrtuiKiugr a Private lenl t.
Obtain Concessions, for Defnsi .
(Special Copyrighted.)
London, Nov. ST. Count Golucho.viki,
Austrian minister oC foreign affairs, lias
gamed great prominence recently among
European statesmen, oliiefly liy reason of
the ooueuiMtnatiou ot the Aurtrc-Huti,rvy
entente, which is due almost solely to Us
tkill. No leceut utterance of any pu ilio
man iu Europe lias attracted so much at
tention as, liis address the other day to
tb-Huiiganan Parliamentary delegations, in
which he- di&cusecd the general European
It -was a clear cut. masterly stateousn:; jf
the foreign policy of Austrc-Hungary, 1 ut
by far Uie most Important and signi 'iant
portion of the speech was the concluding
feenteuoes In which Count Golucho vBki
prophesied a great economic war bet .veen
Kwropeand America. Tile attention -.-Well
his words Is attracting throughout Eun pe
Is additional proof of their significance, and
uudei the circumstances uerwis mill led
Americans will not fail to give them One
The turning point has been reached, l.c
nald, in European development which called
for the unremitting attention of the govern
ment. Tlie great problem of material
welfare, which bad becone more prerst ig
every year, wer no longer a matter of th,
future, but required to )e taken in hand
atouee. The destructive competition with
traiib-ocesini countries, which had partly
to be carrlwl on. and was partly to be
uxpecteaiu the miiiiediate future, required
prompt and Uwrough counteracting meas
ures. If the vibal interests of the peoples of
Europe were not to be gravely com
promised they must fight sliuuMer to
shoulder against the common danger, and
uiHst-artn themselves for the struggle with
all tile mC4n& at their disposal. Just as the
sixteenth and seventeenth centuries had
been absorbed by religions wan, the
eighteenth century was distinguished by
the triumph of liberal lduts and our ow i
by the appearance ot nationality questtaus.
In like manner the twentMU century
would le for Europe a period marked by
a MJ-uggle for existence in the politico
commercial sphere. European na'ion
most close their ranks in order to suc
cessfully defend their existence.
'May this he realized everywhere, and
may the epoch of peaceful development we
now confidently anticipate, be employed
In collecting our strength and debiting
ourselves chiefly to this end," lie said
In closing.
Count Uoluehowskl's ideas find most
bupport in Germany and Franco. The
English preEs content themselves with
suggesting a protective tariff against all
countries outside the British empire as
a possible safeguard against the daubers
foreshadowed by the Austrian foreign n m
ltter. The Berlin prees is especially -vehement
in demanding an European coalition
against American exports. The semi
official Post promotes that European gov
ernments begin by aliolishlng sugar boun
ties, thus defeating the object of the dif
ferential duties on sugars.
The apparent calmness with whloh the
European powers are taking the German
eelzure of Chinese territory will not de
ceive any but the shallowest ibservors.
Germany has got the first slice but she
will not be allowed to eat It ,mlss the
other interested parties are permitted to
take a bit off the same Joint. That is a
question which now forms a subject of
diplomatic negotiations which before long
will pei baps assume a heated Jhacicter
here in London.
1 he foreign office Is firmly persuaded
that Germany's action was due to the
sadden acquisition of the know'edge that
England was arranging a private dal
with the Chinese government. Nothing
is ret publicly known of that -leil 1 ut
the facts are as follows It is jeJsary
to bear in mind that the British possession
of Hong Kong, which is the second 'aigcst
seaport in the world, has been left by
the neglect of successive home govirn
monts In a must defenseless posl'Jon
Owing to inadequate fortifications, the
garrison is without protection, and the
British fleet is quite incapable of hold
ing out against any attack to which it is
liable' In case of a sudden on threat; of
war It would fall into the hands of ihe
enemy, together with immense stores of
coal, magnificent docking facilities and
large quantiUes of naval and military
On the other hand, should the fleet re
main to protect Hong Kong.it would have
to negleoi the paramount duty of keeping
the seas clear of liosUIe cruisers- So 'ne
months ago the governor ot Kong Kong,
the oommr-uder of the local military forxs
and the admiral of the fleet embodied the
foregoing In u memorandum and milled it
home. It came as a veritable bombshell
in Whitehall. Notiody seemed to have
thought Lefore what ought to have been
obvious to the trained men charged .viih
overseeing the empire's safety. -
It Is known now that a special nail of
the council was summoned to consider Ihe
matter, and the result of many confabula
tions and much red tape was that ihe
British minister at Pekin was ordered to
enter Into "negotiations with the Chinese
government for a cession of the islands
adjoining Hong Kong and a portion of
the mainland facing it, without possession
or which anv scheme or defense wo-ild he
uslecss. There is reason to t.clievc tliat
thoic negotiations liave just Leen brought
to a successful conclusion, but the con
sideration received by China for her com
plaisance is not yet known.
It is needless to say that England will
not regard this nong Kong acquisitijn as
a sufficient set-off to Germany's capture
of Kiao Chou.
Those whose judgment is entitled to
fespect express reasonable confidence that
England will emerge from the Chinese
Bcramhle undisputed owners of Port Hamil
ton, the finest strategical position in the
Eastern seas, which she stole some rears
ago, and had lo return in deference to
Russian remonstrances.
Meantime it is taken for granted in all
East S2 Trip via B. & O. to Philadel
phia and Return.
Tickets gcod on 7:05 and a a. m. trains
going: returning on all re.iulai trains, Sun
day, November 28. uo2i-4t-era
quarters that the murder of the mlsslon
aries was merely an excuse for Germany's
action at Kiaco Chou.and the Kaiser is now
waiting indefinitely to a certain the atti
tude of the Csar Iwrorc proceeding to lo
cate lilmself permanently on Chinese terji
tory, and also extending his possessions
The Sort of Missionary "Work Petti
grevv nnd Dubois Do.
Honolulu, Nov. 20. via Ban Francisco,
Nov. 27.-Senator Pettigrew and ex
Senator Dubois are carrying on a cam
paign among the natives against annexa
tion, Duttols. in a -ecent address at llllo,
spoke or the United States n "robbing
kind, gentle and humane people of their
Pettigrovv said In a speech that "he had
yet to find a native Hawaiian who was not
opposed to annexation."
S. E. Bishop, in the Honolulu Star, ex
posed Use absurdity of DuboU' remarks, and
showed that in annexation lay the only
safety for the natives, as. they will get no
share In the government should a foreign
power seize Hawaii.
Young Walter J. McBride Draws
the Fatal Number.
Thirteen Member Formed the Club,
Five of Whom Have Died by Their
Own Hand One Victim "Was How
nrd Cranston Potter, a INenhevv
of Bishop Poller.
San Traucl'-co, Nov. 27. The Pacific
Mall steamship Gaelic, which arrived from
Honolulu today, brings an interesting story
atwut "Walter J. McBride, paying teller
of Bishop & Company's Bank, and a joung
society man, ivlio hah become insane, it is
said, through drawing the fatal number in a
suicide club, which he Joined about six
years ago in Seattle. According to the
story, McBride received his summons ab ut
a jcar age, and was doomed to takp his
life thi month, following in the foot
steps of five other members of the club.
A letter giving some facts in the cafe
has been received by friends of McBmle
residing in this city. McEride drew the
fatal number, bui had twelve months in
which to kill himself. The matter weighed
so heavily on his mind that his reason be
came unbalanced, and through his strange
actions and nightly ravings his fric-idb
learned the tiuth. He is Leing cared Tor
by friends In Honolulu, and they nronose
to see that he does not carry out his pur
pose. "Within a few weeks he will be
brought tt this city in the hope that a
change of air ma y do him good.
McBride is only about thirty years or age,
but during the Seattle boom in the early
part of this decade he is said to have made
$80,000, every dollar of which he lost
when the bottom fell out of the boom. A
dozen young men of hisset shared the same
111 fortune, and while drowning their
trcubleB in wine one night they decided
that lite waB not worth living. Some one
suggested a suicide club, and the Idea was
adopted. The club was formed, and each
ot the thirteen members took a solemn oath
to follow out Itsobjects. Lots were drawn
that night, and within twenty-four noun
thereafter one member was dead by hib
own hand.
Since then other members have felt In
honor bound to keep their oaths, and each
yean . victim has succumbed until five
have been laid away. In not one in
stauci was the real motive ot the suicide
discovered. One ot the' victims was
Howard Ciauston Totter, a nephew of
Bishop Potter, of New Tork, whose body
was found on the sands below the Cliff
house, iu San Francisco, a year ago. t
McBride returned to Honolulu, of which
place he lea native, about four years -igo,
and secured a position in Bishop & Com
pany's bank, where he rose to paying teller.
He made considerable money in sugar wtock
and was again on the high road to pros
perity, when the summons to die came
That was a year ago, but through the
unanimous action of the surviving mem
bers of the club, Walter had a year's time,
but this month he was to have committed
He made preparations to concpal the mo
tive for his intended suicide and he "-on-verted,
all hiR property into cash, placing
the money in bank. He then made Us
will, leaving the money to relatives and
distributing his personal belongings among
his friends in the bank. He had already
secured a vacation, and it is said his in
tention was to go to the Island of Kami,
where his brother owns a ranch, to have
a spret lasting two weeks, at the end of
which time ho proposed to die as .Tailetlv
as possible, leaving the Impression that
drink had caused his death.
A friend in the hank learned his 'cret
and he was removed to the house of a
relative, where he is now under treatment.
McBride is well connected in Hoiolulu. He
is a brother-in-law or AV. A. Kinney, a lead
ing lawyer of Honolulu, qnd recent special
commissioner to "Washington in the inter
est ot annexation. He is also related Ly
marriagi toPaulIscnberg, thesugarplanter.
Predicted That Mrs. Van Schniclc
Will Not Go to Court.
Chicago, Nov. 27. There arc reasons lor
believing that the damage suit of Mrs.
Fione Lillian Van Schaick against ner
father in-law for alleniating tlie affections
of her husbaud will never como to trial.
It is hinted that a compromise between
the parties has been ejected. The basis of
the settlement is not clear, but it is sup
posed that Mrs. Van Schaick has agreed
to the divorce, the surrender of her child
and the abandonment or her suit.
Mrs. Van Schnlck's attorney left for
New Yoik Last night to have judgment .se
cured there against Peter Van Schaick
set aside. Mrs. Van Schaick Is dally in re
ceipt of letteis containing threats against
her life. She has been warned that a plot
has been foimed to spoil her beauty by
tin owing vitriol In her face. .
Mnrrieil and Then Died.
CvffeyvJllc, TeX., Nov. 27. 0. E. Shoe
maker, . druggi57was married yesterday
five horns before his death to Eva Hawley.
Shoemaker Insisted on having tho ceremony
performed so that his divorced wife ami
relatives should have no claim to his
.Sooinlints' Almnnuo Confiscated.
Berlin, Nov. 27. -The police have con
fiscated the Social Democratic workmen's
almanac for 1808.
Fatal Results Attending Roiclis
rath's Disgraceful Riots.
A alob of Thirty Thousand People
Gather in the Streets After Herr
Wolff Is, Dragged From the Cham
ber by the Police to the IIo:tso
of Detention.
"Vienna, Nov. 27 Long before the 'hour
ot opening-today's sitting of the Keichsrath
the streets in the neighborhood of the
Parliament building and the chamber
Itself were occupied by the police In strong
force. "When Pre.-ldent Abrahamovics an I
Premier Baden I entered the chamber they
were received with cheers by their ad
herents and an uproar ot howls, Jeers and
insulting epithets by the opposition.
HcrrVolfi,th.jlyaderof the rioteis, made
his appearance in the chamber In spite ot
therart that he had been arre.stedyester-lay
and excluded from the House forthreodnya.
As soon as he appeared he was seized by
eight policemen, who drugged him outside.
He made as much resistance as possible,
and continued his struggles outside the
chamber. The K!ice finally declared him
under arrest, nnd, gagged and handcuffed,
hewabbundlidintoa cab and driven to the
house of ditiutlou.
Tin- Mttiue was opened at 10:30 o'clock
President Abrahamovics attempted to
speak, but was unable to make Mmjlf
heard, on account or the deafening npioar
He resumed his seat and sat silent mr a
moment, and then left the chair nnd
started tc go out. He was follow 'd in
IHn exit by a volley ot books, papers, e'e,
and even an Inkfatiyid, which era Miedugiin&t
a marble pillar, bespattering the co'uun
with ink.
"When the Inkstand hit the column ihe
president stopped, turned around, facing
the frenzied deputies, iml stood Still to
show that he wap not afraid. The P. b-a
Cheered him, nnd one of them embraced him.
Then came the "Woirr incident, the t.olicc
seizing that deputy, dragging him cut
of the chamber, and taking him to the
Meanwhile the ministers were unable to
enter the chamber. The obstructionists bad
piled chaiis upon the ministerial tables
ami thrown obstructions into the -i!s!es
and entrances so that the ministers could,
not reach their places.
At. noon the chiefs of the opposing fac
tions proceeded, to Premier Badinl's houso
and declared to thu prime minister that they
were unable to accept responsibility for
consequences if the present situation con
tinued. Tr Lurgcr, tne ftnti-Semite burgo
master of Vienna, said that the Vlenneso
populace was dangerously excited. This
feeling, he said, was rapidly growing, and
no one could say where it would eud unless
samel hlngwns done to allay it.
Premier Badlnl replied that, in the ab
sence of the Lmpeifir, wno was at his
daughter's residence at Walsee and would
return to Vienna tomorrow , he was -ma'tle
to decide upon any cliange in the tftuation
or to sa3 what It would be best to do.
The sitting of the Itelchsrath was closed
artcr the morning rioting. The city is
full of disquieting rumors. A disturbance
between the police and a crowd of
thousands of Etudcnts and worklngmcn
took place in Tront of the university this
afternoon. The police changed upon the
crowd with drawn sabres, which they
used f reeiy. Several persons were wounded
and alargenumltcrot arrests weremade.
The excitement continued until a Jj.te
hour tonight, and the auger of the opposing
political factions found frequent vent on
the streets. In the early evening a hos
tile crowd assembled in front of the esi
dence of Prime Minister Badeni, but they
were dispersed by the police with drawn
Meanwhile Count Badcnl was closeted
with Emperor Francis Joseph, who had
Just leturned to the capital. Many meet
ings of workmen will be held tomorrow
and there will be a procession in 'rout
of the Parliament building.
The police, mounted and on foot, rre
patrollng the city tonight m large 'jodles
and dispersing all those who seek to lake
dcmoniVHtions. As soon as a ciowd is
scattered it Immediately reassembles cloj-o
by, and tho police are thus kept busy.
At one time there was a mob of 30,000
persons in various places about the city,
mostly around thecity hall and the P.nlia
ment Building. Many theatergoers were
maltreated by the disorderly element.
A dispatch from Gratz, capital of Syria,
says the labor riots have been renewed at
Bowman. The soldiers who were called out
to restore order fired upon tha workmen,
killing two of. them. Several of the riorens
Were wounded.
Mother Says Her Dnughter
Will Not Many Rigo.
New York, Nov. 27. -Airs. John Morrow,
mother ot the Princess Chimuy.who desert
ed her titled nusband and eloped .vth
Rigo, the Hungarian gypsy, .arrived lere
tody on the steamer Paris. She was ic
compnnied by her husbaud, Capt. John Mor
row, late of the Koyal Grenadiers. Canada,
to whom she was recently married, and
tl.oy are going to their home in Chicago.
Mrs Morrow said that she had not seen
her daughter in a long time, A reconcilia
tion between the prince and princess, she
said, was not possible, but s'j far as Hlgo
is ronrerned, she knew the princess would
never marry him She further declared
that her daughter would not go on .lie
Killh Four Members of a Family iu
La Porte, Ind., Nov. 27. The health
authorities have been advised of four
deaths resulting from black diphtheria
in the family of "William Loskoski, near
New Carlisle. Investigation has estab
lished tlie fact that no physician v. as called,
the family having faith that the Creator
would cure the disease, and the four mem
bers -r the family strangled to death. The
contagion has spread and geural nlurm
Crovvell's College Burned Down.
Dallas, Texas, Nov. 27. letter from
Crowell, which place is without teleg
raphic or telephonic facilities, reports the
burning, two rights ago, of Crowell's Col
lege, the leading Institution of learning in
tne pan-lvmdle country. Pror.BIankenship.
head of lh faculty, called a mass meetiug
last night, at which he will try to raiso
$5.0,000 to rebuild the college. The col
lege and its contents are a total loss. The
studeuts escaped uninjured
New Yoik Stock Eseluujge Refus
Dim Membership.
New Tork, Nov. 27 A Chicago dispttch
this morning announced that Hohert Lmd
blom. a rron.inent grain operator or that
city, had been turned down, for member
ship by the New York Stock Exchange.
The Chicago dispatch caused m'icli in
dignation among the members of Mie com
mittee on admission or the Stock Exchange
and among the members .ir the Exchange
generally. George W Elv, v&ecretaPj or
the Stock Exchange, made this ntateni -nt.
"There is not a word of truth In the
Chicago dirpfitch that membership in-the
Stock Exchange was refused to Lliidhb m
because or his sliver views. "We never
knew whether he was a silver man, a
gold man, a copper man or an iron man.
The exchange simply did nob want him.
It is ralhc that he could not ohtaiu any
examination. He did appear nerore tins
committer on admissions of the. Stock Ex
change." "Why was he rejected?" was asked.
"We never publicly statc why appli
cants are rejected. It Irt sufficient that
their membership is not dejirert," replied
Mr. Ely
Mr. Lfndhlom is a member of the Chi
cago board of trade, the Nov York Pro
duce Exehai.ge, Pittsburg Stock Exchange,
Minneapolis board of trade, and Milwaukee
chamber of commerce.
Assaulted on a Train at Decatur.
Midi., Wednesday Afternoon.
Hit Assailant Charged the Congrews
ninn With Insulting His Wife
Mr. Todd Deiinl?
Lansing, Mich., Nov. 27. It leaked out
today that Arthur M. Todd fusion Con
gressman rrom the Third Michigan district,
was the cential figure iu un exciting
scene, which was enacted on a Michigan
Central passenger train at Decatur Wed
nesday afternoon.
A prominenr nnd entirely reliable of
ficial, who tells the story. says ie no
ticed Todd in conversation with a stranger,
and, sin the train halted at Decatur, the
latter applied a few choice epltehts tr the
Congressman, and, in a loud voice", in
formed hJm that the next time ne v rote
a married, woman, he bad better select
some one beside his wife to .ubhvss ids
communications to.
Todd protested that he knew neither the
excited individual nor his wife, but the
man emphatically-denied this, stating that
the Congressman lived within a-fihort dis
tance of hltn iu Kalamazoo, and knew both
well. He also Informed Todjd that lie, In;
tended to whip him lrore,")fciha!i when
he last saw him he had'been out oFthe
hospital but three days, and was uncqial
to the task.
The conversation finally reached a point
where the Congressman called his assailant
a liar, whereupon the latter knock id him
down, and repeated the operation when he
'arose. ToddleH. the train at Decatur. The
slugger subsequently Informed his fellow
passengers that the Congressman ecently
wrote his wire suggesting a meeting, and
that she turned the letter over to linn.
Ail Enthusiastic Gathering Hears
From Senator Morgan.
Expresses His Well-Known Sym
pathy With the Pntrloth Other
Prominent Spenker,.
New York, Nov. 27. The Cubans In this
city tonight held at Chlckering Hall their
meeting in commemoration of the twenty
sixth anniversary ot the assasMnuiJn of
the students of the University of Havaua
by the Spanish Volunteers of that city.
Shortly before tho meeting was c.jiened
Dr. Henry Lincoln de Zayas, president of
the Club Oscai Pitmelles, which .called
the meeting, received from Washington
the following communication from Senator
Morgan, ot Alabama:
"Dear Sir: I am not in physical condi
tion, from a recent sickness, to attend
the meeting to which you so tordlally In
vite me. Otherwise, I would Join vou in
your honorable work, although I prefer to
speak on public topics at my desk in the
Senate. But the safety of the lives or
the non-combatants in Cuba appeals to all .
honorable men in so d!rect"and mandUory
terms that I could not be silent whenever
and wherever it is proper to state my
"I do not feel that we arc free from Just
censure, suffering the- enormities in
flicted upon the people ot Cuna, which we
would mitigate, or prevent, by the mere
admission ot truth, known to all men, that
open, public war is flagrant in that inland.
I do not wish to share the burden of that
national Iniquity. It is a great injustice
to our people."
At 8 o'clock the hall wat crowded and
Dr. Zaj-as opened the meeting and intro
duced the orators. Speeches were made
by Senors Ortiz Eajardo, Bcancourt Man
duley and E J. Varona Senor Betan
courb Manduley, who arrived -bere a ftw
days ago fiom a Spanish; pi ison, into
which he was thrown shortly after the
revolution broke out in Cuba, received
an ovation. "When he fcaitltlu.t'Autoii-jiny
and all the alleged miIdpol:cies of Spain
are but expressions of "the fear of the
Castlllian lion before thcvmerlcair eagle,"
the audience cheered him for several min
utes with extraordinary enthusiasm .
Thought Britannia a Steam Yacht.
London, Nov. 27. -Mr. 'L.vson JohnEon,
who bought Mrs. Lunglry's White Ladyo
on Thursday, is said tirhavc done so in
order to remedy his eiglrin purchasing
the Prince of "Wales' ctcr, Britannia at
that she'w as a "steam -jsLchts
T.uegertSJL'ieuTlsljJect to Gary
Chicago, Nov. 27. Adi'iuh L. Luetgerfs
second trial for the alleged murder of .his
wife.jv-m probably not'ltegin before Judge
Gary Mondav, owing, tcf objections to ihe
venerable jurist" on the pirt or certain
friend of the defense, Jodgc Gary.lt will
be contended. Is not reirulatly assigned o
preside in criminal courts.
Ivy institute Busines,tCoHege,8tnand K.
None better; $2D a year; day or aljjut.
Giear-Gut Issue and Logical
Candidate in 1900.
Nothing: in the Wny of Currency
Legislation, He Think-., Can He
Aceumrlished at the Coining Session-Finance
tho Oversluido.vlii4
Representative Coclnan, of the Fouith
Mlssouil district, has. retched uashhigton
for the session. Mr. Cochran predicts
that the coming session will lie a lively
one, but that tho-e who expect Sniioitant
legislation will be disappointed. Asked
hit. opinion ot the facts or some impo.Uut
pending mea&uius, ne said:
"Ask the Committee on Rules, or it would
bo more accurate to say, ask Speaker
Reed. It lias come to pass that ! he tur.se
of legislation in the House is ointtolied
absolutely by the Speakei- The Coin ulttee
on Rules Is the medium through which the
dictator sets the wheels in motion i nd
by which the movements of the iegislitivc
r.illl aie governed."
"Will the Cuban belligerency 'evolution
be acted upon in the Houoe this t. inter:"
"1 tnink not. Had it been brought be
fore the House at the extra session, it
would have pat-sed bj two-thirds u a
jorlly. but the bobses Bquelch.nl the
small tiy Republican majority, anil hard
ly a murmur or I.cpuhliran discontent was
heard. The suppression or the ma.ter
provoked serious soreness en the Repub
lican side, but tl"e irethien complacently
submitted to the gag, and complained wily
in whispers. The program mapped out by
the part 1-usse.s at the extra Session in
volved a complete surrender or lie ou
btitutional functions or the House of
Representatives. The Hoi'se cci-ectlto he
a deliberative Iwdy. Instead of giving ex
pression to public opinion ah reilected in
the views of a majority of its members, it
supinely recordedd the will or hair a
dozen men. Hay alter day the work to be
done was marked out, and the Hepibli
can members Jogged along, not v. -irjinir a
hair's breadth from the paths defined by
the bosse. I believe the coming regular
session will be run much in the tame
fashion, and oneof the mraMiiitb mark -dfor
burial is the Cuban ref-olution."
"What general legislation will be acted
"I expect action upon the Imnkn ptcy
bill. 1 have heaida number of ..cmi-raiio
membcrs who do not unconditionally ap
prove xhe NelMiu bill, now on tlie liuse
calendar, express a wlllhigue-s? to vote
for it. The sticking, point js (lfvaurgp to
inVoIuhtary bankruptcy feature of the
measure, which is demanded by the North-j
east members. Members from other mrts
of the country prefer to eliminate the in
voluntary features entirely. Those op
posed to nny involuntary features think the
Nel-on bill about the best they can getaud
will vote for it. I hope it will pas.''
"How alout currency rrorm"''
"I have neither seen nor heard anything
Indicating the possibility of the pan?,c
ot financiul legislation at the corning ses
sion. On the contrary, I think it is quite
clear tliat In the Senate the gold Demo
crats are powerless, and in the Ho lse the
Republican majority is liopelc-sly divided.
No measure can be rorrnu'.ated that w-juld
receive the support of halt the Repub
licans. Many Republicans would vote
against a bill providing for the retirement
of the .greenbacks, would oppose an issue
of gold bonds, or bonds of any sort, rnd
would oppose any increase in the in'-erst-bearjng
debt. Tlie recent elecpoits dis
proved the assertion that the interest in
the silver question has subsided. Repub
lican statesmen representing Western con
stituencies are not ready to declare uncon
ditionally in fuvor of legislation establish
ing permanently the single gold standard
and giving the national banUsabsol'tteeun
trol of the country's finauces."
Further on, In discussing the question ot
currency rerorui, Mr- Cochran said:
"The advocates- or the gold standard are
the advocates and defenders of the i.a
tional bankiug monopoly. To maintain the
gold standard the volume of tok'n n oney
must be materially reduced, and in jrdr to
do this the money trust must l.e able to
control absolutely the volume or paper is
sued. The banking monopoly and the gold
standard mast stand or fall together.
Currency rerorm Is only another name for
contraction. In one respect the various
measures that have been brought forw ud
by the "Wall street tinkers are blmll-ir.
Contraction ot the currency is the keynote
ot each of them.
"If the patriots who affect such grave
solicitude for the general welfare :nd be
lieve so dovoutly that some revNIon. cf
the currency laws is absolutely e..sential
-would bring forward a measure intended
to increase Instead of diminishing the
volume of currency ,1 think it would be
supported by the Democrats ami Ptpu-
Usts.and probably enough Republican votes
could be secured to Insure its passage.'
"What will be the issue in IbUti and
"Finance. The Democrats will stand
on the- platform ot 1800 and with inter
national bimetallism eliminated I suppose
the Republicans will he forced to indoxse
the gold standard unconditionally. The
voters of this country have never had an
opportunity to pass on the issue that would
be piesented by such an avowal. 'jhe
McKinley administration has piesented
our petition for a redress of grievances
to the crowned heads or Europe md It 1ms
been scorned. The Wolcott coin.ulssion
has returned empty-handed and crest
fallen. It was treated kindly In Paris,
Ignored In Berlin, and snubbed In Lon. ion.
From the daj It landed in Europe until
It set sail for America It, was ridiouled
by statesmen, sneeied at by bankers, de
nounced by the press, and cremitcd by
thehumotists a amateurs In diplomacy and
novices in statecrart.
"International bimetallism is the laugh
ing stock of the period. The next thing
in order in this country is a shmply de
fine'. Issue between the adherents
of the gold standard and tl e
advocates r the Tree and unlimited coin
age of sliver and gold at 16 to 1, regatdless
of the action ,t foreign powers. The
money! question will overshadow all i.tt:er.s
in 1898 and will be the only question
before the people iu 1900. I regard the
nomination of Bryan as the standard bear
er er the allied hosts that will fight for
bimetallism in 1900 as a foregone con
clusion. Barring death, or less or health,
nothing can prevent It.''
Lnbt Si Trip vm IJ. & O. to Baltimore
and Return.
Tickets good on all trains In both dl
Tectious, Sunday, November 28. no24-item
Tammany IInlV Leader Attacked
With Vertigo ar Dls Office.
New York, Nov. 27. John G. Shoelian,
leader of Tammany Hall, was taken sud
denly ill at his office, No. 208 Broad.vay,
this artenioun. He was attended by a
physician and bent home in a carriage.
Mr. Shsohan came to his ofrice at tils"
u.ttial bfiir tint, morning and appeared to be
iu his ordinary health and spirits. He went
down town to attend to some law t-usluess
and returned to his office soon after 1
o'clock. He staggered as he Came to the
door of his orriee and leaned against the
wall for support.
A physician was summoned. Mr. Sheenan
said that he bad t-cen attacked by vertigo
as he was coming up in the elevator. The
physician said that Mr. Hheehan was sur
rering from stomach trouble, aggravated
by his hard work in the rcent campaign.
Ha raid that Mr. .Sheeluui's. illness w.ih
serious, although there was no immediate
Philippine Islands Devastated
and 400 Europeans Killed.
Tnclobnti Destroyed iu Ilalf an Hour,
BuryiiiK -MO Natives, stud 120
Etitopeans in the Ruin.s Govern
ment Primmer s Escape From
the Wieckcd Jail.
Pan Francisco, Nov. 27. Details of the
great typhoon in the Philippine Islands,
brought by the steamer from ITong Kong,
shows that it was much more disastrous
Uian the cable news indicated, as oer
400 Europeans and 0,000 natives lost
their lives.
The storm fust struck the fcuauds at
the Bay of San Paula. In the province of
Sanmr. It devastated the entire southern
portion ortms island, and cutotr communi
cation with the- rest of the world for two
days. The hurricane reached Leyte- and
struct the capital at Tacloban with great
In less than Jialf an hour the town was
a mas-s of ruins. The natives, we ra panic
stricken and tried to make their way
to eieai ground. Four hundred of them
were buried beneath the debris of the
wrecked buildings and 120 bodies of Euro
peans were recovered from the ruins when
the native authorities) Instituted a search
foi the dead.
A feature of tlie disaster ra. tlie manner
in which the bodied were mutilated. They
Jookcxl.as- though they had-Xailan In battle
and were cut up horribly.
At Taclobun stood the government
prison, in which were housed about TOO
rebels. More than half of them escaped,
but were recaptured the day after the
storm. The scenes in Leyte were most
distressing. Thousands ot natives were
roaming over tlt devasted province, hok
inp for food and begging medical as
Bistance. The number ot wounded could
not be estimated.
The ton ot Herulni was nearly swept
away by the flood, and 5.00U inhabi
tants ot the place could not be accounted
AVerra, a small station near Loog. dis
appeared altogether, and In Luog enly
three houses were left standing. Report
fion tlie southern coat said that a score
of small trading vessels and two Sydney
traders were blown ashore and their crews
drowned. The sea at Satuar sw -ye in
land nearly one mile, destroying property
valued at several millions of doilura 3t.d
causing wholesale deaths anioug the
One Wounded and Carried Away hy
North Amherst, O., Nov. 27. Burglars
entered the Savings Deposit Rank early this
morning and blew open the vault, which
eontameo. S12.000.
Tlie shock awakened Henry Wesbeeker,
who wtsaslepin a store iuthi same build
ing. He notified J. E. Plato, one of
the owners or the bank, by telephone,. ind
then taking a shotgun went up- tairsove.
the bs.uk. One or the burglars stepped out
side and ne skot and wounded him. This
rnghtfned the others, and picking up the
wountVd mau, they fled, shooting as they
After a few blocks they separated, two
taking the wounded man and one going
alone. This man. was met by J. E. PIa.o.
vl,o matched him to jail at the muxzie
or a revolver. The others have not been
captured. The vault of the bans, was badly
wrecked, but nothing was secured.'
Eu raker the Only Lender at a
publican Dinner In Ohio.
Cincinnati, Nov. 27. A dinner was given
tonight to Col L. J CrawTord.or Newport,
president of the National League ot Re
publican Clubs, by the Stamina Republican
Club ot this city. Owing to the tact tint
Senator Foraker, Senator Hanna and '"iov.
Bushnell were announced as speakers m
the printed program and otherwise, the
dinner was expected to be a love feast.
Ssnator Hanna, at the last iiiumeut, al
most, ssut word that illness prevented hia
coming. Regrets were also read from Gov.
Senator Foraker, however, was on hand,
and was every thing that could be desired as
toastmaster, although he said never a
word as to harmony or lack ot it In the
Republican rniis. The dinner was notablu
far the fact that water was the only
Convicted in Tokoiiainn of Pol-otr-inj;
Her nusband.
San Francl-co, Nov. 27. Mrs. Edith
Carew, who was condemned at Yokohama
to life imprisonment for i oisouiug her hus
band with arsenic, and who lias spent
several months iu Victoria Jail, Hong
Kong, was transferred to Eng'and se
cretly on Cr tober li. "Without any warn
ing she was ordered earl on that day to
prepare foi her departure.
She was taken from .ailtothePenins.qar
and Orientalsteaiiiship Sumatra, m.i 'Iosed
sedan chair, without attracting attention.
She was in charge or ex-Sergt. Phelps and
the ramale jail warden. It is thought rer
destination was Woking-Jail. In theKtug
Kong Jail she had no special privi
leges, and had lo submit to the cntiiiig
or her hair and wearing of ccarse ton.tct
Death for Cubans Who Listenjo
Proposals for Autonomy.
I.siie Imperative Orders That All
Cuhniis. and Spaniard Who Confev
About Autonomy SI.rII Be Deem d
Spies., Tried by Court-Partial a .d
Sentenced to Death;
Havana , Nov. 27. ThefoRowing order of
the day has lieen Issued by Gen. Gwmz
Headquarters of the General-in-Chief o
the Cuban Army, Sanccl Spiritus, Nrr.
13, IS97. The news I have receividor
the establishment tit autonomy in Cuba b7
the Spanish government oumpetarae to re
mind the military and civil leadejs of the
revolution once more that our only aim
Is independence. Therefore,
'Article 1 Any military comnm-nder t
the Cuban army 'accepting p.josila ut
autonomy from the Spaalsa go raraent, or
even conferring with Spanish "nvoys tor
any arrangement of peace, -.ball be im
mediately put under aire, uinu-trlly
court-martfciled, and. if UeeJated guiltv of
such acts, sentenced to death ad a traitor
to his flag.
"A riicle II. -Any envoy from the Spanish
government, or from any Spanteh mili
tary commander, or ironi any political
party favoring the Spanish dominion In
Cuba, who shall approach our lines i.!.d
confer, or try to confer with any tniMtary
or civil representative ot ttee republic of
Culm, and propose to him Ui cceptance
of autonomy from Spain, shall be immedi
ately put under arrest, summarily tourt
martiated as a spy, andir declared guilty,
hanged according to our military laws.
"These articles shall be enforced oy all
the generals and subordinates of the 'uban
arny in the west and Santa Cktm, the
general commander of the east already
having orderst to enforce our laws jn the
matter. For country and liberty.
(Signed) "MAXIMO GOMEZ."
At the same time that the :e-v.t of the
above order reaches your earre&pcKulenC,
there fcr received from Manzandlo:
"Military Department of the East,
General Headquarters, Pa in-. No . 6.
To the generate of the First, Second aad
Third Corps,:
Having reailin SpanifrneWrpn pens that
the Spanish, government ctmcjmpJates
granting autonomy, you arc bexehy e
n.iaded that the spirit and Ifceletter of our
constitution docs not ailow any tratj with
Spain in which the absolute mdeprtidencv
of Cuba is not rctcguiaed. Tlwrssf jre I
will "be inexorable with any ore, 'ivil or
military, who shall accept any mes-age,
eirtum&sion or ai kind of conui.tlnjca.ttQu
front Uiaenerayr Hc-fcrciedate"lierewita
a traitor to the country, and chairae s-nm-marHy
"Tlie onlv channel through wbtek prv
poa!s of peace'from Spain can lie ma Ie
to the Cubans, acci-remg to oar con
stitution, is the supreme government of
the republic, and even in that case these
proposals shall be only on tlie basis of
"Any agent sent by the enemy to propose
to the Cubans, submission to Spain, srull
be,- tried and punished as a spy.
"This order shall be published by vou
for a week in you department and r?ad
to the troopi.
"For country and liberty,
"Military commander of the East
The sensation produced by botk doc i
ments in Havana is immense- Until now
the insurgent leaders have only declared
their resolution to flgl t to tie last for
independence, and It was only rumor that
envoys should approach the Cucan lines
to offer antonomv were in danger of temf
hanged. But now, under the ordersut Borne
and Garcia, all attempts to approach the
patriots will be useless. The element ot
the Cuban population who may accept au
tonomy have never sided with the revot ition
and have no! the leut influence writhrte
insurgents. AH hope9 or making pcydy
peace in Cuba under the Spanish Ting are,
therefore, futile. .
Anxiety as to What to Do "With
Berlin, Novr. 27.-Einoeior WHHam wdl
personally open the Retcbetas eu Tues
day. The ceremony wHl taka place in
the White Hall of the Scalers, at nc n,
fter services in the Protestant enamel
in the palace and In St- Hertwits Ca.u
oUe Chuwb. A knotty pcJitS uf law is
involved in he f-oulng r tie session
Tins relates to Herr Llebfenccht, the s--ciaiisl
leader and editor, wJh w.i i,i n
fined in the Cbarlotteur-urs prison n i"r.
day to sere a sentence of four mouths
Imprisonment for lose n.ajere. pr.uouned
against him two years ago at Bresla'i.
Herr Llebknecht is out of the racSt pro n
inent members of the Reictstas?. and he
must b" released Tuedity Jn time for tha
opening of the house. The authorities
claim the tight to rua&e him cumplrte i.is
term of Imprisonment daring the next
Parliamentary vacation.
Count Wilhatn hismarek, prSH'ent f
Ecatrrn Prussia, has gone to visit iej
father, the old ox-chancellor, at Frijdriths
ruhc The deepest anxiety is felt by uia
family as to his conditici!. The prince re
cently had a most Serious attac-c ,.
rheumatism In the legs.
f.ldpst i an in the "World.
London, Nov. 27. Lawrence McCarthy,
probably the oldest man ia tbe world and
the last survivor of tbe contestant at
"Waterloo, has just died in tie workhouse
at Ncnagb, County Tipperary. in hfe 116th
year. McCarthy was born at Nenagaearly
in 17S2. He had a vivid recollection ot
the horrors of the Irish rebellion if 1708.
He had attained hit thirty-fourth Tear
when he fought at "Waterloo, In which
cattle he was severely wounded.
Kefrltiir utor Crushes. Mew.
"Wilmington, Del., Nov. 27. A large re
frigentcorinthemeat warehouse of Armour
& Co. toppled over today, with fatal ef
fect. James Smith was crushed t death
and August SchoflcJd, AV. G. Beak, Till
man Rowc and El wood Caldwell were (se
verely injured.
The wareltouse recently wa gutted by
fire, nniMhe men were clearing the ruins
When tho fatality occurred.
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