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WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1897 TWENTY PA&E3.
Russia and Germany Have a
ENGLAKD'S HANDS ARE TIED
Opera Bonffe Performances of the
"RaKer Excite Ridicule, But Ap
prehension s Well German Pa
pers Look -at the Commercial
. (Special Calile Copyrighted.)
London, Dec IS It ia now an indis
" putable fact that Germany lias au auder
standing with Russia as regards theparti
UoG ot China. As is also known St. Peters
burg lh displeased with the Kaiser's thea
trical send-off or liis brother, Prince Henry.
The Czar would have preferred something
more in kerning with Russian official
reticence, but Russia's displeasure will not
hamper thecarrylng out of their schemes.
Today's? Vienna dispatch, reporting that
the Ruians have landed at Port Arthur
aud taken possession is not conf lrmcd, and
Is not llkelv to be for the Russian policy
contemplates a pacific diplomatic and un
opposed pioccdure. giving the slek man of
Asia the same treatment that has been
found effective in dealing with the sick
man ot Europe. The only possible explana
tion of the reported action at Port Arthur
would be that it was not Russia's intention
that Germany s-hould actually initiate the
A Russian diplomat thus describes the
cUuatlen "Xoliody could lielp foiesceing
a possible outbreak o ,-cr China, and tlwro
foie it "was lieeessaiy to clearly define
oui spheres of influence and our posses
sions and likewise those or Germany.
Thus jve gave carte blanche to Gernvmy
for the development or her cornmena in
China -while wc icmaln tins friends ami
defenders of China. Abdul Hainid, SuPan
of Turfcej, well knows that 'friend apd
Austria has evidently been made the
confidante of both powers, Russia o;d
Germany, and the news is likely to be
broken gradually to the rest of Europe
. from Vienna. The organ or Count Golu
chewski, the Austria!! foreign minister,
gives downright justification to Germany
apart from all question of the niiss'on
arlcs Thus the seiiil-official Fremden
blatts' article says:
"Alter the Japanese war the people -if
Berlin -waited lor some sign otChinavi grati
tude, for instance during Li Hung Chang's
vwt to that city, but it never came.
Their disappointed hopes are now to bu
realized ir- another form."
The English press follows the German
undertaking m China with the same uu
fricnd'hicss as it fchov.ed to the German
colonial acquisitions in Africa. The Eng
lish long ago grew accustomed to com
pctlni: in distant lands with the Russians
end Frenchmen, but the new rival is .n
convenient on account of his growing ex
porting power. The chief German na
tional paper of Vienna, the Deutsche
Zcltung, is gleeful over England's plight
"Pale fear -will penetrate John Hull's
marrow. The fallacy that Britarnia rules
the waves is now gone forever, and the
hour ot the German world policy has
etruck. It is a historian moment. The
Fcenes at Kiel mark a new era of i,lory
and prosperity, and finally the Kaiser's
visit to Bismarck, seeming to asxiciatc
him with his policy, have all stirred the
hearts in Berlin, but until the people sre
cooler it is too soon to tell whether this
stroke will appeal to the pockets of the
practical German people. Prince Bcnry's
speech in i espouse to the Emperor's toast
struck a raise note which for a moment
threatened to cover the entire enterprise
with an air of unreality. Many bplievo
he was suffering from an over lose of
champagne. His reference to the Kaiser
as the wearer of a crown of thorns and
bis majesty's "holy person" may have been
his sailor brother's banter over the Kaisar's
divine right disease, for Prince Henry is
a capable and sensible man, and .s not
cursed with a temperament that could
entertain such mystical folly. "Whatever
mood animated him, it was unexpected in
Berlin, for the strictest official papers,
otherwise fulsome, carefully avoided his
"The Catholic Germania said coldly that
It was unable to grasp the prince's mean-
-Ing and would reserve its comments until
the meaning was made clear, meauJngtLat
it had not been made clear. Probably the
' government is anxious to forget the inci
dent. They take on quite a different
line from justifying the expedition as
a holy or a Kaiser-glorifying cnside.
Rather they urge the commercial side
that Europe is needing the enormous eains
of coal and immeasurable stores of metal
of all forts now hidden in China, and that
the overproduction in Europe must have en
outlet. It is also hinted that Frante end
England will join in the partition, leav
ing central China greatly reduced in mzc
This is very doubtful as far as Englaud is
concerned, for Russia and Germany know
absolutely that they have the Power if
they have the will, to exclude Englnnd
from their arrangements."
The sense of England's exclusion and
the Ignorance of what a.ction the Govern
ment ii.tnds to take, have driven .the
Tor" papers in London wild with rage.
Thus t lie chief evening supporter of the
"As for the public part ot the story, the
ranting speeches were sillier than the
worst fustian ot the French reolutionary
trators, and as for all these sudden jour
neys and dianiatic partings by torchlight
Mid the i est of the amateur theatricals,
can they be read without bringing to mind
those nocturnal wanderings or the poor
" stage-struck King of Bavaria, in a sledge
Shaped like a swan and lighted with
electric lamps, if Jt ended there, noting
would remain to be said, but if the action
of. the-German squadron in the far East
arc to be controlled by an unbound mind,
then tire prospect is very serious. It would
be quite easy for such a force to briug on
8, great rcolution."
IRISH QUI-:ST10 OBSOLETE.
Dillon's Speech Regarding "Liberal
(Special Cable, Copyrighted.)
London Doc, 19- Tho Sun arfnounced
6Vei" S year ago the betrayal of Ireland
toy tte alvtndonment of home rule as
the first plnnk in the Literal platform.
Nobody in England or Scotland was
much excited over that demonstration of
political perfidy, aud even Ireland wis
languidly interested, tlianks to the de
plorable condition to which the national
movement had been reduced toy insane
internecine btrifc. The betrayal was form
ally cunMimmated at the recent annual
caucas ol the Liberal federation without
The only excuse for referring to the
matter now Is that John Dillon, the leader
of the section otlll constituting a majority
of Ireland, representative in the British
Parliament, spoke in Dublin Wednesday
night, and repudiated the alliance with thc
Liberals. Not long ago such a speech
would have been reported fully in I he
British newspapers. Now it gets a spare
paragraph in an obscure comer. The
difference is symptomatic. The only point
in the wretthed business of intero&t to
Americans is that the decision ot the
Dillonilcs means an Indefinite prolon ga" ion
ot the tenure otortficj for the Tories. That
fact the .state department, equallj, with
every chanceilorle in Europe, will have to
take Into account.
The British government this week re
ceived through the courtesy of the Na'y
Department, at Washington, a copyofthe
ohlf of constructor's report Tor the United
States Nay. The admiralty people !.
it is deeply interesting. They recognize
the superior effective use jt electricity for
more serious purposes than lighting, and
will watch with interest the experiments
with -lectric motors in moving turrets m
battleships. Tney are not enamored of
the scheme but are willing to learn.
Bnron Stunnn, the Kaiser's rich pal, an
nounces that he will not seek re-election
to tlie Reichstag, lie has great influence
in tlie Industrial world and is the rep itcd
guide oi the government thereon- He
sometimes imprudently retails the KaWer's
confidences in tlie lobby and owns the in
fluential Berliner Post.
The German advocates of silver under
the presidency or Herr Kardorrr, met
this week and resolved to continue heir
efforts for international bimetallism.
It Is not true that negotiations for the
abolition of the sugar bounties have
progressed to the extent of shortly sut.v
monlng a coufeiencc in Paris. If theie
be a confeience it will not be in Paris
nor will Fiance participate. Count Mini
ster mooted the question and M. Meline
replied that the French government was
not disposed to modify the existing -ysem.
Prof. Lippman has delivered an Inter
esting lecture before the Photographic So
ciety of London on the process of photo
graphing objects in natural colors. He
claims to have solved the problem of di
rectly flNing colors with a single exposure.
After the sensitive bide or the plate or
film lias been rendered graluless and trans
parent it is brought In contact with a
metallic mirror. The contact Is effetced
by a falling slide from behind with mer
cury, which, after exposure, is let down
into a reservoir, the plate being taken out
for development, which is managed in tne
ordinao way. The result is a negative
upon which, as the process of drying goes
on. colors appear, true and bright, in
propo-tlor a the exposure and develop
ment have been correct. Several speci
mens were shown and the effect obtained
IS KING GEOHGli
Serisntional Chnrge by Mr. Habou-
chere in Truth.
London, Dec. lc. Truth, Henry Labou-
chcre's paper, prints a sensational article
in which it lays at the door of King George
of Greece and his son responsibility for
the Turkish successes. The article ir
tually accuses them of treason, and as
serts that they were acting under the
direction of the Czar. The text ot the
article is as follows:
"Greece was involved in the war with
Turkey owing to the endeavor of King
George to bluff the Czar into hurrying the
marriage of Princess Mario. The 3zar de
clined tointcrlere, and King George, know
lug that Russia was most desirous that
there, should be no disturbances in the
south cf Europe, played with the war
party until It got beyond his control. The
Czar then warned King George that the
Turks would occupy Athens, and that his
dynasty would cease to reign. King George
finally entered into an arrangement with
Russia, the latter promising the Turks
should not go beyond Thessaly, provided no
real stand was made against them; that
the Greek forces in Epirus would not se
riously operate against Janlna, and that
the Greek fleet would remain Inactive.
All these agreements were carried out,
the crown prince, Prince George and Col.
Vassos all having secret orders from the
The Dal'y Chronicle, which continues to
champion the cause of the Greek royal
family, professes to know that the story
RUSSIANS AXD POKT AHTHUH.
Rumor Thnt They Huve Seized tho
Chluefce Xnval Station.
Loudon, Dec. 18. A dispatch to the
Standard from Vienna says It is rumored
there that the Russians have occupied
A dip: ten from St. Petersburg say.s that
the fact on which the report is based is
thai a Russian bquudron, with the full
consent of China, has entered Port Arthur,
where it will pass tlie winter.
It is semi-ofncially stated in St. Peters
burg that Russia has no idea of occupying
the place or of menacing China, Japan,
Germany or any other power.
Tort Arthur, which is situated at the
extremity of the Liao-Tong peninsula, lias
practically been in the hands of Russia
for some time. After the Japanese evac
uated the port, Russian engineers began
supervising the reconstruction or the docks
ana forts, which had been destroyed by
the Japanese. Previous to the war be
tween Cldna and Japan, Port Arthur was
the largest naval station possessed by
the Chinese and was strongly fortified.
There was a Chinese naval dockyard
there, built by a French company, a large
refitting basin, with a depth of twenty
five feet at low water, spacious wharves
and quays, two docks, one -JOO feet long,
and facilities for repairing ships or all
sizes, from ironclads to torpedo boats.
The foundries and workshops were con
structed on the most improved models, and
contained the best modem machinery.
Japan was very anxious to hold Port
Arthur permanently, but Russia strongly
objected. Russia's great anxiety to pos
sess Port Arthur Is due to the fact that
the harbor is free Trom ice all the winter,
which is not the case with Vladivostock,
the present headquarters of the Russian
fleet in tire far .East. It Is proposed to
connect Port Arthur with the Russian
railroad now being built thiough Man
churia, which, in turn, will connect with
the great trans-Siberian railroad.
ENGLAND IS AMUSED.
Hut John Bull May Find That Ho
Who LniiRUb "Last .lauiglrs Best.
New Tork, Dec- 15. The Evening Post's
fepociftl col respondents in London H-es a
serious side to the German Emperor's
theatrical gasconadltig atr'Kiel. He says,
sppakluc of the revived story that William
II Is insane, that there seems to be method
in madt ess.
The i. venire Englishman, who is laughing
loudly today, probably wijl be puzzling his
brains n-xt week as to whether the Ger
man craze for naval power is not a thing
to be reckoned with. It may have been
more llan a mere Joke when in tnlklng to
Count Zichy, the Emperor said: "You
should visit China; by tlie time you get
there jem will fltid Prince Ilcnrr Emperor
Why may not Emperor William found
a second India for Germany and China,, as
a means or Imperial aggrandizement and
of aveitlng the social revolution thnnt
cned at home? The Spectator dilates on
this view today, aud is quite prepared,
perhaps, even to welcome the Germn
Emperor as the acknowledged master and
opener to civilization and foreign trade
of the richest, best populated, and quietest
section of the Chinese empire.
These lemarks or the Eseniug Post's
correspondent is called forth by the fact
that the Englishman rudely laughs when
the Kaiser talks or "staking my mly
brother,' and calls "hcaen to witii'ss
how the German Michael has firmly planted
on Chinese soil the shield, emblazoned with
the imperial eagle, in order to afford pro
tection once for all to him who applies for
Ab i. matter of fact, the German Michael
(Prince Henry) is the mildest-mannered
of young men, the idol of his English
grandmamma, who is taking what evjn a
half-seasoned wilor would regard as a
pleasant cruise, with one 7, 000 ton, twenty-three-year-old
Iron battleship and one
1,000-ton cruiser. In order to sccire a
coaling station which practically air udy
has ben ceded, over which no one dreams
of a single shot beinc fired.
When the f-ame mild-mannered young
man apoMrophizes his own brother with
"most scene Emperor, most powerful Lord,
king and master, forever, I loch I Iloch!
lloch'." and eulogizes "the gospel of 'our
majesty's hallowed porsou." blunt John
Bull seriousli asks himself whether th'se
young people have not altogether lost their
wits. Indeed, the Saturday review today
builds up an argument that "William tlie
Witless," as it used to call him, has now
gone 6tark-siarlng mad.
ButKiaoChouis geographically important,
and hence-the inuthodln WHllam'slnsanity.
It is about as large as Wales, aud full of
people. It is capable of yielding a sub
stantial revenue, and of becoming the step-ing-off
place Tor the acquisition ot the cen
tral division or China. Th-se r'oSslbili'l'H
will come home to John Bull when he has
done his laughing.
Anticipating that time, and taking ad
vantage ot the state of nund, bordering
on frerzy, to which German trade rivalry
has reduced no small section of the British
people, the Navy League, whose one desire
is for increased navnl armaments, yester
day sent round to London editors a docu
ment maiked "private and confidential,"
begging them to awaken the public to
the peril of the "deadly enemy, silently,
steadily, and stealthily preparing to strike
In th end they will succeed, for to
soon as the German Emperor gets his naval
vote through the Relc'tstag and that seems
the most obvious purpose of these Kiel
antic so surely will the cry go up ror a
proportional increase in the English na-'y.
WILL APPEAL TO FRANCE
Daughter of the Late Gen. Kearny
Has a Grievance.
Is a French Marquise and "Wants
to Become nn International
New York, Dec. 18. Because ot the un
just treatment which she declares she re
ceded at the bands of the officials of the
Hudson county jail, in Jersey City, Mine.
Ia Marquise de Kennel, daughter of Gen.
Phil Kearny, of civil and Mexican wir
fame, and a citizen of. the Republic of
France, is to appeal to the French consul
general, Edmond Bruwarest, aud set the
machinery of the French government at
work to secure for her certain rights, ot
which she says she has been unjustly de
pricd. It, will be remembered that a month ago
Gen. John Watts Kearny caused tlie arrest
ot his son, John Wats Kearny, jr on the
charge ot being an habitual drunkard. A
commission in chancery adjudged him guilty
and Incapable ot managing his own affairs.
Since then he has been confined in a cell
of the Hudson county jail, awaiting action
on an application filed by his father pray
ing foi the appointment of a guardian.
The Marquise de Kermel came to her
npphew's assistance and declared that the
charges made by Geii. Kearny were false
and that the action ot the commission was
secured by the wrongful use of money and
influence. Gen. Kearny wishing, so she de
clared, to be appointed his son's guardian
in order to confine him in an insaneasyluin.
Up to Tuesday last she has been visitingher
nephew in his cell almost dally, carrying
delicacies and making up his straw pallet.
On Tuesday she was refUFCd ndniissioa to
the cell and upon making inquiries as to
the reason learned that the officials ot the
jail charged her with having at various
with wine and whisky-
Madame la Marquise said last night Ihat
it she was not at once placed in the en
joyment ot her rights she would appeal to
the French government for aid.
"The charge that I have supplied my
nephew with wine and whisky," she said.
"is an infnmrus lie, and my brother and
and his paid minions around the Hudson
county jail have started it in order to keep
me away from my nephew. After being in
formed ot the chnrges and .refused ad
mittance on Tuesday, I spent a terrible
night at my apartments in the Hotel Bris
tol and returned yesterday and again de
manded admittance. The warden seized
me by th arm and said: 'Get out of here
or I wil1 throw you out.' He used vile
language, and my arm is still sore from
his rough gtasp." It was a'most brutaf out
rage, and I did not think it could occur in
free Air erica.
"I a"t the only good and true friend John
Kearny has left, and to be deprived of
seeing him caused me terrible pain. His
father las no love for him, and has given
him co care or attention since he was a
boy ot fifteen. Once before he succeeded
by means ot money and lnrinence In having
his son incarcerated in an insane pavilliou
at Epinay, France. The boy escaped."
The motion foe appointment of a guar
dian was to have been argued before Judge
Hudspeth, of the orphans' court, yester
day, but by reason of the forced absence
of Lawyer Speer, the hearing was post
poned until next Wednesday morning. "
Anacostiu Free Transfers.
Tho Capital Traction and Capital Rail
way Companies have began to issue free
trausfcrs, so that passengers can ride
from Congress Heights and Anacostia to
Chevy Chase, or any part ot the city, for
one fare. The new cars of the Capital
Railway Company are models of the car
builders' art, being run, heated, and lighted
by electricity, and the exterior and in
terior of the cars are of the most modern
designs. This practically makes Anacostia
a part ot the city. k
Smashed to Kindling Wood on
the Northwestern Road.
NONE KILLED, BUT MANY HURT
Train Running nt tire. Hate of Seventy-five
Miles an Hour Two
Hundred anil Forty Pusuenc:'
in the Car Jumped i" "Their
NlKhtclothcfe Into the Snow.
Vail, Iowa, Dec. 18. The overland lim
ited on the Northwestern Railroad -v a's
wrecked here this morning in a most x
traordinary manner. A dangling hook on
the rear of the mail car caught in a
switchiod as the train was running at the
rate ot seventy-five milts an hour. Tlie
switch was thrown, and three Pullmans,
two tourltit and two ordinary coaches were
dashed to pieces. Though 2 10 passengers
were aboard, not a single death ensued,
but twenty-six were moro or less nurt.
Everj car behind the mail car, which
caused the wreck, was thrown from the
rails, turned over a number ot times and
all reduced to splinters. The engine and
two mail cars remained on the track.
Tho scene of the wreck in the bottom of
a long steep grade. Down this the limited
train rushed with increasing speed every
moment- It had readied the highest pos
sible momentum when the crash came.
When the switch was unlocked by the
broken rod tho reur ot the train was
switched onto the side track, and from the
way the ground Is torn up around the
wrecked coaches it is evident that the
coachps did not leave the sidetrack until
they had run very nearly a train's length
after the lock of the switch was broken.
Engineer Lyons reversed his locom nive
and rar- back. Here a terrible scene was
presented. Several dozen passengers In
their nightclotbes had already crawled i'diii
the splintered coaches, and thricks and
groans fion the pile ot debris Indicated
that many were hurt. Fire broke out in
the baggage car and as the flames Ht
up the scene, the victims within thewrecked
cars renewed their screams.
The weather was intensely cold. People
from the village hurried to the wreck, and
as fast as tlie passengers were taken out
they were hurried to the homes of the
citizens. The flames were quickly ex
tinguished. The town halls were heated
and the women and children in'the train
huddled together there, while the male
passengers helped in the rescue.
Not a death occurred. All the pasen
gers were wild with fright for -ome time,
but the intense cold striking thein as they
rushed from the cars into snow knee-deep
brough 1 1 hem rapidly to their senses
Every person who jumped from the
sleeper in his naked feet sufered fro n
frostbite. In the case of the women rnd
children his was wry severe and the in
jured rrom this source alone will be over
one hundred. "
In the sleepers all the passengers were
thrown into one inextricable mass. All
the connections were torn from fastenings
and rnaLj broken limbs were received from
By 10 o'clock a train of surgeons had
arrived from Omaha , and the wounded were
dispatched to the Omaha hospitals. Not
one le Ir. such condition as to cause appre
hension. ZANOLI CEASES TO WEEP.
Warned That Tears Would Lose
Him Public Sympathy.
New York, Dec. IS- Charles Zanoli
stopped crying long enough this morning
to allow his arraignment in the Center
street police court upon a charge of mur
der. Iln quit weeping at the request ot
his attorney, Stephen O'Hare, who drew
him aside when he entered the courtroom
and waned him that unless he stopped
his tears he would lose the sympathy of
After that the man who had collected
the insurance on his own life by passing
off the body of his employe, Schmidt, as
his own, braced up and stopped crying
for the four wives, his mother-in law and
Ins daughter, on who-e lives he collected
insurance to the amount of neariy $8,000.
Zanoli dried his eyes when he wint be
fore Magistrate Cudlip, and made no dem
onstration when, by consent ot the at
torneys, he was remanded back to the
Tombs until December 2S.
THIRTEEN DAYS WITHOUT FOOD.
Helen Coppnge Living on Nothing
New York, Dec. 18. Helen Coppage, the
young woman who lh living on water only
at a museum here, entered today upon the
thirteenth day of her fasu She has lost
seventeen pounds since she quit eating like
other rolks. Three persons are constantly
watching the faster, and they have made
affidavit that. Miss Coppage has taken no
rood ot nr.y description since she began
Dr. M. Derleth, who is in attendance
upon Miss Coppage, stated today that her
pulse wrs 08, temperature P8, aud her
weight 158 pounds. She drank twenty
seven dunces of water yesterday, about
herusualallowance. Miss Coppage: was very
restless last- night, and was reported to be
feeling badlj today.
HELOW ZERO IN CniCAGO.
Much Suffering; Among the Poor of
the Great City.
Chicago, Dec. 18. Th cold .wave still
hovers .over Chicago. The' lowest tempera
ture registered this winter was reached
today 1 degree below zero. Much suf
fering among the poor is reported.
Commander Booth-Tucker, ofthe Salva
tion Army, Teported to Mayor Harrison
today that the army IiIht provided thirty
rour shelter places for the destitute and
could accommodate 5,000 persons nightly.
Intense cold is. reported frobi the north
west, Battle Ford, Minn.' with 34 degrees
-below zeo being the cold ceater. At SI.
Paul aud Huron it was 10 decrees below.
Kentucky Distiller Fails.
OWensboro, Ky. Dev. IS. -Richard' .Mon
arch, one of the largest distillers in Ken
tucky, failed today. .His liabilities will
run up cIost to a million dollars. 'to meet
which he has nominal assets of thres
fourthsof that amount. He operated the
Monarch distillery ia his own name, and
it was a big concern. He was president
of two others aud controlled their stock.
Among these was the Eagle, the flne.st dis
tillery in western Kentucky. Oweusboro
bankB are the creditors chiefly.
VICTIM OF COWARDICE.
Terriss' Life Might Have Been Saved
by 1'rompt Interference.
London, Dec. 18. Oneof the ugliest aides
or the story of the murnerot William Terriss,
the actor, is the abject cowardice or several
or the Lytaudcrs. The commissionaire
who evcnMially seized the assassin says ttiat
a crowd war- near when Terrl-i, seeing the
knife ia the hand of Prince or Archer, cried
for help. It seems certain that a blow from
a fist or a trip of the heel would nave
waved Terriss' lire, but the stage door loaf
ers shrank back when they saw Hia tcel
EveL when the murderer was being tuk n
to How street they left the body Jy'ng
on th2stei"-of the theater. There are some
indications thatth prisoner may Le adjudg
ed insane, although li.e housekeeper xvhKe
he lived cuy.'-. bh" always regarded him as an
ordhiL'y moody man. UU companions ay
that bin nick-name or "Mad .rcher" was
given- U him only because ot his morbidcon
ceit, butM.-jmer his letfrs Tor month-, i ak
ara tinged with incoherence. His last 'eter
to the Actors" Benevolent Fund wuscoueti-.-d
In language opremg maudlin gratit'id'j.
!, BRYAN WILL NOT TALK
He Is Chccrfnl and Dines With
Senator Teller Gives His Reasons
for Opposing: the Chicago Man
for the Chinese Mission.
The United States Senate may coaclaue
to keep Mr. Charles Page Bryan away from
the Orient, but it can't keep him from in
Joylng life in the Occident.
Last evening he dined at the home ut
his personal friend, Secretary Gage, and
when icen there by a Times reporter gave no
outward sign that the adverse critici-ms
of the past day or two had ruffled hlstemper
or blunted his appetite.
"I have nothing whatever to jay,' de
clared Air. Bryan. In response to a queskn.
"Tho case is in the hands of the Presi
dent, and I am perfectly satisfied to have
The opposition to Mr. Bryan is devel
oping strength, but it will hardly be
sufficient to defeat him it the President
should Insist upon having his appointee
go thrrugfc. The name of Mr. Bryan
was sent to the Senate by the President
two or three days ago, but it has not yet
been formally laid before the Senate and
therefore has not been announced. It
was withheld by reasou of a telegram
from the President a moment or two after
Mr. Pruden reached the Senate. Tlie
President requested that it be laid aside,
the presumption being that the protests
that reached him caused him to take the
nomination again under advisement.
Amon? those who ar antagonizing -Mr.
Bryan's confirmation as minister to China
are Senators Teller. Wolcott and Frye. It
is understood that Mr. Bryan called upon
Air. Frje, and that Mr. Frye formsd Ms
Judgment of the fitness of the man'for
the place fronr the brief conversation he
had -with him, a conversation sufficient
to convince the Alaine Senator that Mr.
nryan was not the proper man for no
important a mission.
An effort is being made to induce the
President to transfer Bryan to some other
post, and send a skilled diplomat to China.
Concerning his opposition Air. Teller said
"I have known Mr. Bryan for many years,
as he was formerly a resident of Colo
rado, and my personal relations with
him have always been amicable. My
opposition to his confirmation is based
solely upon the ground that he has had no
experience or training that would juatiry
thls Government in selecting him Tor Hie
most important mission we have at the
"It cannot be doubted that certain
European countries Intend, if they can
possibly rind an excuse for so doing, to
dismember China and divide up that great
territory between them. I do not believe
that such a high-handed outrage should be
perpetrated, and it it Is attempted I
think that other self-respecting nations
not engaged in the division of the spoils
should enter a very vigorous protest.
This attempt at the dismemberment of
China will in all likelihood give rise to a
serious and complicated diplomatic con
troversy, in which this country will be in
volved. ''It is hardly to be supposed that ouder
the circumstances we would be an cn
cerned spectators of such proceedings Tor
this reason we should have in China one
of the ablest and most experienced ot
public men. The mKMon to England,
France or Russia is at this time of les
importance than is the Chinese mission.
Aly opposition to Mr. Bryan grows out of
the recognized necessity of haing a strong
man at thic Important post, and I do not
believe that the friends f Mr. Bryan
will contend that he meets these reojurej
STOLE AIONEY RIGHT AND LEFT.
Leaves Louisville With n Shortage
Amounting: to S50.000.
LoulsJHe, Ky Dec. IS. Joseph Clarke,
a special agent for the New York Life In
surance Company, has left the city
with a t'g shortage In his accounts and
with debts that amount to $50,000. He
had the leputation of being the test life
insurance solicitor In the city, aud had
writtct? many big policies.
Among others, he wrote two of So0,
000 each for C. C. Alengel, Jr., president
of the boaid or trade. The premiums on
these amounted to over $5,000, which
Clarke collected and pocketed. He kept
back one of the policies until Mr. Mengel
became suspicious, and his
the orfice led to the di.ccoery of Clarke's
shortage. Clarke paid over S4.000 and
then left the city.
Clarke also raised notes and borrowed
money right and left, none of which he
ever paid back. He was a pleasant
spoken man. The money was !o-t in
speculation. He said when he left here
that he was going to New York. He had
influential chinch connections and his
habits were good. He was forty years of
France Annexes Tahiti.
Paris, Dec. IS. A bill annexing Tanili,
which has hitherto been under a French pro
tectorate, was apprised today by a onr
rniUee of tre Chamber' of Deputies.
Coal! "Conltl Coal!
" 2,240' Pounds Delivered.'
Stove Egg Nut.
Gaytnn Coal, a first-class-fuel, at a popu
lar price. Gives eutire satisfaction. Do
not be misled by any prejudiced dealer's
statements. Insist on retail dealers serving
you. POWHATAN COAL CO., 13G8 C st.
uy, 'Phone, 020. It
TWO FAMOUS SKELETONS.
Voltaire's and Rousseau's Found in
Paris, lire. 18. A commission that was
nominated by AL Uamhod, minister otpttblic
instructions and worship, today opened
tombs in the Pantheon and settled the
question concerning the whereabouts of the
ashes ot Voltaire and Rousseau, which the
late Alphonse Uaudet called the greatest
of the century. Both skeleton were found
Voltaire's skull had fallfn In two parts,
which, when placid together, gave a stilk
ingprrgentmentof his features. Rousicm's
skull showed no traCe of a bullet- w hind,
thus disproving the widely-entertained be
lief that he committed Miicide by -hwting
himstSf in the head with "a revolvf.
GEORGIA MERCHANTS J'HOTEST..
They Want No Colored Cullectr t-r
Postmaster in Snvuirsiah.
Savannah. Ga., Dec. 18 A Joint meet-
ing of tlie Cotton Exchange andthc Hoard!
of Trade w?ts called today- to lie heUl on
the Cotton Exchange floor, on Monday.
December 110, at t p. nt., "to consider mat
ters of Importance to this p6rt."
The meeting is really called to protest
,agalnst tfe appointment of. a colored col
lector of the pjrt or a colored postmaster
here. I'resldeM McKinley will b -i-sked not
to put such an indignity upon this city.
WASHINGTON HESIHG DEAD l
Editor of the Illinois Staais Zeitnng
Was Chicago'.- Postmaster Under
the 1-ui-t Administration and
Recently Candidate for Ma3'or.
Chicago, lec 18. Washington llesing,
one of Chicago's best known. Ger inn
American cl'J.ens, proprietor and tditor
of the,. Illinois Staata Zeitung. the city's
leading German daily newspaper, pott
master of the city under President ileve
laud's last administration and a candid Ue
for tlie mayoralty at last spring's "lection
on a independent ticket, died suddenly
Air- Hewing had gone to the Maison du
lac, an aristocratic boarding-house at
235 Alichlcan avenue, where he aad his
wife had resided for some time. Early in
the afternoon he was feeling badand lay
down on a couch in his own apartments.
About 5 o'clock his wife went to call him
and found him dead.
It is not known just when he expired, but
itlsbi'lieved that hehadnotlongbendeud.
Dr. Ely, tlie Heaing ramify" physician,
gave a certificate that the cau-'e of death
was asthma, or heart-railure. Air. Heaing
contracted inflammatory rheumatism lur
ing a tour in Russia eight years ago, and
has ever since been troubled with weak
ness ot the heart.
Mr. Hesing was president of the Press
Club. Be- was bom May -1, 1840, at Cin
cinnati. Hjs parents came to Chicago in
1854, and he was educated in the local
gramrner and high schools. His father,
Anton C. Hewing, founded the Staat -Zeitung
and had his son take a classical co irse
at Yale, and later on nc was sent to trc
German universale", where he studied
political economy, international law,"cienee
of government, and German literature. He
never held public office except that ol a
member of tne board of education and the
postmastetship He married Miss Henrietta
C. Weir, of Bouon. They bad no children.
BISJIARCK RAPIDLY DECLINING.
Since the Emperor's Visit He Has
Relnp.-ed Into Weakness.
London, Dec. IS. A dispatch from Ham
burg today, says: Prince Blsmark, who
braced up for the Emperor's visit, has
relapsed Into his former weakness, despond
ency nnd insomnia. Mentally and phys
cally. Prince Blsmark Is rapidly Jetlming.
SAMUEL GOMPEHS KK-KLECTED.
Federation of Labor Chooses a Full
Hotter of Officers.
Nashville, Dec. IS. Samuel Gompers wa
today re-elected president of the Federa
tion of Laborr defeating Ernest Kreft, of
S Philadelphia. Tne convention re-elected P.
J. ArcGmre.of PfiiW.oIphia. first vice presi
dent; James Wnnenn. of BaStirnorp, second
vies president; James O'Connell, of Chi
cago, third vie president- A!. M. Garland, of
Pittsburg, fourth vice president: J. D. Leu
nan, of Hloomington, 111., treasurer, ana
Frank Morrison, of Chicago, secretary.
The fraternal delegates to England art
James Duncan, ot Baltimore, and Jtoirv
Lloyd, of Boston. Andrew Furueeth was
elected to fill a n-w office, that of mem
ber of the legislative committee, who?
duty it will be to look after lal or leLV
tion. He will be stationed at Washing-
The contest between Kansas City and
Detroit for tne next place of meeting
resulted in favor of the former. It is
possible adjournment will he reached AI m
MRS. BOOTH'S ILLNESS.
Overexertion Caused the Rupture
of a Blood Vessel.
New ork, Dec 1 $. Airs. Balllngton
Booth has been In a room ot the Preaby
terlan Hospital since last Alonday, aud
It is thoughr she will lie obliged to lennin
there for some time yet. She is not
critically ill, but she requires rest and
caieful attention. Her condition wis
brought or, it is said, by over-exertion,
and it firht canst ' both Commander Booth
h"d he,,3cV? -Prehension She
lC'UU'U ll.TUiF ail'ildl ilLUtlUQKl Ui lilt, 11!.. t. I.
It was ntccssary to place her jvjpre
she could not be appioached by visitors,
so many of whom seek her in the eourse
ot the work which She carries on. It was
said at the "V olunteers headquarters today
that it was expected that Air. Ihx.th
would be Lack at herduticsinafew v.et'ks.
THE BARKER MY'STERY".
No TidlnRS Yet From the Mi,-.ing
. Norristown Councilman. ,
Norristcwu, Pa., Dec. IS. Cruncilman
James W. Barker, who left home some
days ago for the purpose ot inakin? a
business -trip to Washington, has as yet
failed tt notify his family of his wh re-
' abouts and no t race or him can be found.
. His son, Arthur II. Barker, visited New
.York on Triday and called at the various
steamship of 1 ices to ascertain whether or
noC nib father had secured passage many
of the outgoing steamers for Europe. So
one answering Air. Barker's description
had purchased a ticket on any of the lines.
IV X BUSINESS COLLEGE 8th and K.
None better; S25 a year; day or oJslit.
CUBANS HOLD THE1H OWN
Pando and Segura Unable to
Dislodge Calixto Garcia.
HAVE OVERWHELMING FORGE
With Forty Thousand Men and Four
teen SJiis They Fail to Drive
the Insurgent.- From tin Gant
Hivtjr Geriorul Aniilds Severelj
WcuiMtert and His Life Endangered.
Ilavana, Dec. 18 The effort made In
Santiago dtf Cuba, by Gen. Pawio to df
lodge the foref of Gen. Cattxto arJ
from the neighbors josi of tn Canto Rrer,is
really amazing. Gens. Pando and Segna
have m,wundTtheirordj;rla that province
40,000 rnen, and afo fourteen ships, in
cluding a large steamer, ttw Jose Oaroa,
two others of regular stze. Tai:uo ad
Eulalla; five sailing vgtsefo. tewd y
tugs, and tlit- largest ginkotts In the
Spanish navy in Cubun waters.
With all this power aud three arSiMaiy
batteries on hand Tando Iws hen uual)ie
to gain control of the Cant Rivrti to
strong art th" positions hffM toy the Cu
bans. Such facts are convincing proof
of the '.itality of the Cuban ca-.ioe. 16
is wonderful now the Cuban, with nly
the aid they receive from the Pmall ex
peditions -nt them by their CMinirymen
abroad, contend against the powerful ar
mies of Spain.
The war is still carried on every whlfr
as barbarously as it was six nioatltu ago
Pitirare and Regluo Alfowo. t!i.two 'asfc
Insurgent leaders reported killed in batsie
by the Spaniards were as.oaianted, P'tl
rare by a traitor, who Jolad the Insurgents
especially for the purpoe- "Alfonso Tell
in the following manner-
A Cuban courier from Gen. Betancoart
was killed by the SpanKh column of
Gen. Alolina and a letter fr )m Ufonii was
found on him giving an appointment) to "
Gen.Betaneourt for an interview. Alfonso
went to the place to find Bctaaeours aial
fell Into an ambush prepared'' Tsy Molina.
He was murdered with mae'iatea.
Gen. Don Jauri Arolas.inHUary com n-'in it
er of the dfernct of Altunsanttto. SUatirgo
deCubaproviaechas beenwrverely wo'jaded
by ttc iE-argent. A hnllet struck him
in the right lee- and broke a, boe. S.agrene
folio v. ed- audit f- believed tlw sjrgooas will
have to amputate the hs;U sv-tiett.AroHi
Arolna was woandetl hi tfte Min
zanhlc district during a seae bawte fin
Decen.ber S, when hie column of 2;80i)
men wa d"fcpri-"d by- tHe ftacfc.d fToa
crate Garcia and 'Raul. Ttm Spouts dis
aster was o com pie; e t ha t the aews eaHHl
a pach ht M.inzanttto and it was acces
sary for Grn- Segura to set wit with ev
4,000 rren to reinforce Gen. Pando. Thqa
the Spanish residents partly reeu.'ured
their eq"anifkity. The government has
taken all po-Hde rr.eanre to prevents
this news from spreading.
Arolas. wh-ti ia Spain, was a leader at
the republican party, but since hte arrival
in Cuba be lias been noted for M cruelty
acd his hate of the Cuba as- He las.i repu
tatforf nnong the Spa nrarils a" a military
man ard na been very frank in -onwof
his criticisms of other Spanish generals.
SPANIARDS ARE AMAZED.
Cuban Insurgents in Santiago Dis
playiir:? Great Energy and Power.
Madrid. Dcc.le. TheSpanisbare.wn zed
at the energy aud power wtiKta tn; Cuban
insurgents are jut now displaying in the
province of ?antiao. The lieraldo, tow
ever, believes- that what is gtai;,; ..a in
western Cana is merely the logical rwsult
of the mconipete&cy of onraniars of the
campaign i ronu its very start, la a lead
ing editorial recently it said:
"We do not understand wnj w staald
become autonrtief at tlte aeies. W&ave
long been saying that the bat-kHun f tne
Insurrection i in theea-t and that ;t was
dangerous to let them at pewe around
there. But it was all in vain. Nal? all'
the effoitsof our army have s far been
directed against the insursents in the
west with the inevitable rettin thattl.ofce
in the east are now mur eaenursrl tbn
ever and have more abundant riirces
than they ever had. They have orsanui-d
their free Cuba after their own fashion.
They have divided it into provjaves which
they have subdivided into prefeci-ir-r mi
subprefectures, with zones of cut'v.fiou
where they run sugar p'antatkins pijn
which the laborers are Spanish pii-'tmrs,
whom they keep in slavery; and, finally,
they hold a large part or the Cuban io.Bts
by which thy are abre regularly to com
municate with the United Stat"?.
"It would be most regrettable that if
after having made so many efforts to re
move all reasons for the United Statin
to intervene in CuImi the existing comlltfen
of affairs in the east should furni-h
that nation with a pretext for her mtr
erence " ,
GAVE THE SPANIARDS THE SLIP.
Roulc Marti Got Safely Awv
Board the Olivette.
Tampa, Fla., Dec. IS uonle 1
"El Ingit-siTo." as he Is called
inurgeny leader, arrived here I
Olivette last night. For s-
darlng work in the field imu
and the Spanrsh officers o ' - -
Desiring t visit the Ur..
weut to Hayarta, and though atHetediarMi
watched, pit on Isoard the OliveMe.. Bis
papers seemed all right, but the offleets
requested him t "come oh shore," ami
be examined acain.
"Oh, no " said Marti, grimly. "I am
an Amer'rin and am under the American
flag and its safer here than on .shore.
The officer wa" suspicion and Jfpc the
Olivetto two hours beyond sailing time.
After she left the liarfaor police chased
her two nnies. huts!," would not stop, and
Alartl got off safely. Be Is aa American,
horn in Louisiana. tlKingh bring in Cnfca.
nearly all his life. Cubans made a bh
demonstration over his arrival.
Order '"Jloflirnii" Beer for Xnuig,
No other will please your guests so much.
Write or 'phoiro 1077 for case. PrompS
delivery. Abner & Brury, Brewera,
1 Twenty-fifth ami F. It