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Fair;colder; northwesterly winds. Circulation yesterday, 39,141 NO. 1,369. IS fill FRANCE INSANE? Unreasoning Passion Controls the Dreyfus Agitation. BLIND. BITTER RAGE HATRED Zola Write, a Letter to Fan re That Will Live in Literature An1i Him Not to Stuisi His Ad- ministration With the Crime of . the Century. (Snecial Cable, Copyrighted.) iParis, Jan. 15. Sometimes a nation, like an excitable individual, falls into aJfiCof rase almost as unreasoning and irresponsible as that of mild insanity. Such an attack has seized France at the present moment, and it is impossi ble to tell into what excesses of preju dice and injustice it may lead her. It is the outgrowth of the intermina ble Dreyfus affair, but that is no long er, an issue before the public Instead France is indulging: in a blind and bit fHter .passion of race hatred, which, dur ing: the past few years, has become sucli ""aCprominent phase of the public affairs in the nations east of her bor ders, especially in the life of her ally, Bussia. This sentiment is so strong that it is not an exaggeration to say J if complete proofs of the innocence of "Capt. Dreyfus were produced to-day it would be liopeless to secure justice at the hands cf the government or public v opinion. History, indeed, furnishes no coun terpart of sueli an extraordinary effect of passion and prejudice upon men or dinarily sane and possessing a sense of honor, as was demonstrated at the close of the trial of Count Esterhazy this week. He was a man known to .be guilty of the vilest offenses known J to the law and human society, who, -with a personal career of low debauch ery, and while an officer of the French army had written such sentiments as: "It would be of immense delight to me to slaughter 350.000 Frenchmen as captain of the Uhlans." He hoped soon to see all those "ignorant, cowardly chiefs of his go to German prisons." It was publicly known that he penned these and many other traitorous words, yet -when he was acquitted of the par ticular crime for which Capt. Dreyfus was condemned, his judges and brother officers hastened to shake hands and congratulate him while the public ac claimed him as the martyr of the army. This is simply bewildering in a na tion usually. of such a keen sense of honor as France and which is so in tensely patriotic The secret may be found in the subterranean action of anti-Semitism, which has been fer menting among the masses of the large towns and threatens sooner or later to lead to an explosion. The demonstra tions were not so much in favor of Count Esterhazy as against those ac cused of conspiracy against him. The public passion has increased in intensity every hour since M. Zola's now famous letter was addressed to the president of the republic, and which was a terrible fillipic, directed against the army and government. It was like pouring oil, instead of water, upon a dangerous fire There can be no doubt that M. Zola was honest and well in temioned in issuing that letter, and it may even be added that he was fully justified by the facts at his command, but if he hoped to promote the cause of Innocence against the injustice which he is championing, it was an act of simple folly. It had, and could have in the present state of public feeling, only the oppo site effect When the country has be come calm again and reads that letter in a spirit of rational judgment, it will find that it is one of the most terrific indictments ever brought against a na tion. All through it is impassioned, eloquent and sweeping in language, a point blank accusation that Minister of War Dillot and all his staff deliber ately thwarted justice in order to save their department from public discredit The heginning and end of the extraor dinary document give a sufficient idea of the style and nature of its con tents. Addressing President Faure, M. Zola says: "Permit me. in gratitude for the kind reception on one occasion favored me, to be anxious about your just glory and to tell you that your star, so lucky down to the present, is threatened with the most shameful and most indelible of stains. You emerged safe from low calumnies. You have conquered hearts, you appear radiant 4n the apotheosis of that patriotic festival which the Russian alliance has been for France, and you are preparing to preside at the solemn triumph of our universal exhi bition which is to crown the century of work for truth and liberty, but what a Eplash of mud has been cast on your name I had almost -said your reign by this abominable Dreyfus affair. A council of war has just dared, by order, to acquit an "Estcrhaz:-, thus giving a fearful blow to ali truth and justice, nnilt lis now a"! cvr France, who has the pollution en htr chek. while his tory win will? t.;.t it was under your presidency tliJt such a social ciisne coulp be ;-". a:?5tl. r'Witl as th--i.avt dared. I ab04 will daie. T shall sreak ihetvutl:," Tor' 3 have pii.rnired.tr spcalvit If Jus tice, regularly infAr-.tVfn"ls to bring it out full ami tithe, uy dsty i to speak out. I i"o not want to be u.:i. ac complice 2!y ii gi-t:: v;ul I 1-c haunt.O by the spect'.r tf r?. Ir. :oe-n rr.a;i out there who is cjxj is tins:, an'ld n:o"t hor rible torturer. ci:rv vlrlch lie has mt committed, :iu it i to you. Mf-nt-irai President, to-wJu4K,.,!sMl-to-ery out this truth Avltih cH iLe s3igth r.i lay ! revolt as an hvrxst irm fai-yonr hon- I or's sake. I ara-ccnvirjccd that yoainre j ignorant of ihe-trutb.- ,Anl t!-Tvhoni, then, shah I denounce ttte .malcnolenr. of real culprits if not to ywz, xitxi chief magistrate of-tho ctunljr -."." It is h;nlly villi while to review Zola's history of Capt Dreyfus's con demnation, but he makes a strong case for his client and also clear that the record of the court-martial this week was merely a bold attempt to justify the government's action at all hazards. Then he puts the case compactly in the summing up, which is as follows: "I do not despair of a final victory. I am more certain of it than ever. In fact,' the case only begins from to-day, because now our respective positions are clear. On the one side are the guilty parties, who are against the light; on the other side are avengers, who will devote their lives to the vindi cation of the truth. I accuse Col. Paty de Clam of being the devilish author of this miscarriage of justice. I accuse Gen. Mercier of being, through weak ness, I suppose, accessory to one of ths greatest Iniquities of the century. I accuse Gen. Billot of holding certain proofs of Capt Dreyfus's innocence and having kept them secret, and having committed this ciime against the coun try, mankind and justice for a polit ical purpose and in order to save his staff. I accuse Gens. Boisdeffre and Gor.se of being accessories to the same crime. "I accuse Gen. Pelieuz and Major liavaray of having carried on a scoun drelly inquiry in a spirit of monstrous and, as the indictment shows, shameless partiality. 1 accuse three experts in handwriting of "having made wrong re ports, unless they are insane. I accuse the staff of carrying on in the press an abominable campaign to pervert public opinion. I accuse, first, the court-martial, of having violated the law in giv ing judgment on a secret document, and second, of cloaking this fault by an or der, and of committing the ciime or willfully absolving the guilty man. "I have only one passion that is the light In the name of humanity, which has suffered so much, and which is en titled to happiness, my burning protest is but the cry of my soul. Let them dare drag me into the assize court and let the inquiry be made in the full light of day. I await them." M. Zola's challenge will be accepted if his charges are not withdrawn or somehow thwarted. Paris will prob ably soon witness what will perhaps rank as the greatest trial of the cen tury. It would undoubtedly be unwise to press the trial in the face of the present excited state of public feeling. There can be little doubt in the light of a multitude of indications that Zola and the other champions of Capt Drey fus are now in a minority In Paris and France. There are moments in nearly all na tions when the triumph of justice is impossible and this is one of those mo ments in France. It would be impos sible for the matter to end at the pres ent stage. It seems also impossible that the mystery attaching to the whole Dreyfus case can much longer be main tained. - The emphatic declaration of Ger many that she is uninterested in the matter and the reticence of the French government has revived one of the early rumors to the effect that Russia was the country profiting by Dreyfus's alleged treason, the explanation being that the St Petersburg government de sired to know the real efficiency of the French war machinery before making the present alliance- There was not any renewal today o yesterday's students' disturbances. Strong squads of police were stationed at all the bridges to prevent any mobs crossing- the Seine. A committee of students sent a letter to Zola protest ing against his attack on the French army.. He -replied today that he is unaltered in his opinion of the army, which lie honors, but merely told the truth about certain individuals who were unable to dishonor the army as a whole unless they were permitted to I'emain now that their un worthiness had been exposed. M. Clemeneeau, while not indorsing Zola, publishes a strong article demanding the fullest ex posure, not only of the Dreyfus case, but of everything connected with the conduct of it by the war department AS ENGLAND SEES IT. Dreyfus Text for Comment on French Wnyb." New York. Jan- 13. The Dreyfus mysteries and sensations form the most congenial text for superior En glish comment on French ways, the Evening Post's London correspondent thinks. "The average English journal ist," he says, "seems convinced that France is making herself ridiculous and despicable in the eyes of the civilized world, and plainly says so. "To the Spectator totfay the Dreyfus affair has become the most important question beCoie Europe. 3L Emile Zola''s determined accusation against the chiefs of the army of willfully crushing an innocent man to hide and protect themselves, involves M. Zola s personal ruin, it thinks, if false, and a grave peril to the republic if true. M. Zola is the last man to be gagged by officialism. An open and complete trial now seems inevitable. "The general belief is that the gov ernment at last sees the necessity of making a clear breast of the whole af fair as the lesser Of two evils, and those who claim to know believe that this may give a severe shock to French re liance on the Czar and the Russian al liance. The; inevitable conclusion from the revelations of this week is that cer tain French war officials -were in 3894 regarded -as in the pay of foreign pow ers.. Dreyfus, being a Jew, was chosen as a convenient scapegoat Unless M. Zola is quite misjudged here, where he has become personally well known In recent years, he will not rest until the whole truth is out, let popular de lirium against him be what it may. ".Meanwhile the Anglo-French diffi culties on the Nile and Niger proceed quietly, almost mysteriously, towards a settlement. Semi-official statements appearing this week in the Paris jour--nals as telegrams- from London', but probably inspired from the foreign of fice, suggest that the activity if- the I French .--c-caUed scientific expedition on tile upper Nile country is being used as a .lever to securebetterterms from France in the pending Niger bargain. respass upon the Nile country Eng- j WASHINGTON, SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 189S-TWENTY PAGES land is determined to resist, for abso lute British domination there is essen tial to her 'Cape to Cairo' policy. "It is probably this French element in the Nile question, far more than fears of the disclosures of Britisli pol icy to the Mahdi. which induced Gen. Kitchener to forbid newspaper corre spondents to accompany the Egyptian army, excepting only the approved' Reuter's agent. Gen. Lord Wolseley's remark that war correspondents are the curses of modern warfare is re called, and there lias been a teriffic outburst in journals here against this attempt to muzzle the press. Mr. J. 31. Maclean, a Conservative M. P... has added fuel to the (lames by declaring that the absence of war correspondents, other than, military men, on the Indian frontier, lias led to the suppression of the truth about the Tirah campaign, to the great detriment of British interests. The probability is that Gen. Kitchener sees that he could not admit English and keep out French, German or Amer ican correspondents, while probably he feels, what the Spectator blurts out, that the public is a mob, and that a mob cannot govern armies well. When Parliament meets, he may have to re vise that opinion." THE LIBERAL PROGRAM. Forecast of What the Opposition Will Do. New York. Jan. 15. A cablegram to the Evening Post from London says that the Liberal leaders and their fol lowers are pulling themselves together In view of the meeting of Parliament They will generally support Lord Salis bury's attitude in the near east, and would gladly see an alliance between the Powers who s,eek trade not terri tory, as against the Powers who would, unless checked, make large grabs in China to the exclusion of other nations. On the Nile and Niger questions Lib eral opinion is divided, but the front bench fear the predominance of the pushful Chamberlain element, though past experience suggests that Cham berlalnism probably will prevail in the near east The liberals oppose the government policy and methods In toto in home pol itics. The local liquor veto most prob ably will be expunged from the oificial liberal program, as the result of the sympathy awakened by Mr. Herbert Gladstone's onslaught on the tactics of the extreme temperance section. Liquor-licence reform will take its place. Ireland remains, however, the most difficult problem. Probably seven out of every ten liberals hold that home rule cannot be given the first place. The House of Lords question must su percede it The Diilonite members ot Parliament, who keep closest to Uie Liberal party, publicly resent this atti tude, and Mr. Swift Macneill. writing to the papers this week, predicts dire things for liberalism if the pledge of precedence given to Ireland be aban doned. AMERICAN ANTES. They Are Cutting Into Uie English Trade iii Tasmania . London, Jan. 15. A British work man in Tasmania recently wrote to the colonial office stating that Ameri can axes were monopolizing the colo nial market. Mr. Joseph Chamber lain, secretary of state for the colonies, ssnt copies of the letter to all the cham bers of commerce in the manufacturing districts. The Birmingham chamber discussed the matter at length, and sorrowfully admitted that the Ameri can style of axe suited the colonists, and that the British manufacturers would not or could not copy that style. One gentleman frankly confessed that the American axe beat the world for quality and price, and that when it wa driven into timber it could be pulled out again, an obvious advantage that the British axe often lacked. This out spoken member quite upset the cham ber, which dropped the subject w'ithout attempting to draft its observations. WAR CORRESPONDENTS. Effort to Keep Them From the Front Partly Succehsfnl. London, Jan. 15. The protest caused by Sir Herbert Kitchener's order that newspaper correspondents could . not accompany the Anglo-Egyptian expe dition in the Soudan has been effective in a. degree. The order has now been so modified that correspondents will be allowed to go as far as the head of the railway without hindrance, but to go beyond that point permission will have to be secured from Sir Herbert The war office, encouraged by the successful muzzling of the native press in India, apparently desired to shut out any news, except that from official sources, reaching the public. Now that the Anglo-Indian press and private let ters are beginning to make it clear that the whole Indian campaign has been a disastrous failure, the British public ought to understand the necessity of correspondents being allowed reason able freedom of speech. RELIGIOUS TLAT. "John Uie Baptist" .Produced in Three German Citicfe. Berlin, Jan. 15. Sudermann's much talked of play, "John the Baptist," was. produced here to-night IMuch interest was manifested, owing to the fact that its production had several times been forbidden, and that its presentation "was only made possible by the inter vention of the Kaiser, and five-mark tickets sold to-day for 100 marks. Many distinguished- persons wore among the crowded audience. The play met with a cool recejillpn.rjie dia logue was unpoetical and " unimpress ive, except in isolated passages. The play was produced simultaneously in Dresden and Stuttgart den. -Utu-siei lic-signs, r Res Paris, Jan. 35. Gen. Saussier has re signed the military governorship of Paris. UiMeriveui' Trfc-s RedixeeuSSO Per cent at Anerhach's, 023 Pa. arc. IITOfJihS ffl DEAD Havana iRiofs jltedomid to the Benefiftof Insurgents. F0UB" DAYS' OF ANXlhTY Blanco Re.s IH.s Followers Not to J)ecrtl Him Critical' "Moment In the J?alate Courtyard Patriots Continue Active 1'iindo Trying. to Regain Lost Ground. Havana, Jan. 35, via Key West Never has Havana witnessed four days like these just passed. The trouble be- gan on Wednesday at 9 o'clock in the morning and ever since the city has looked as if besieged, goldieis of all the corps are parading and guarding different parts of the town, except the volunteers, who, since Thursday, have not been called to arms because the government saw that they sided with the rioters, and (Jould not be counted upon. The riots Jiave been the death blow to autonomy, as they prove that not only the Cubans do not want it, but that the army, the volunteers and the Spanish element generally will not con sent to it, and are determined to fight against it Bayonet and cavalry charges have taken place in the parks and thorough fares of the city, and 1,000 soldiers have been required to keep order. The at tacking mobs were composed at first of army officers of different corps and grades as high as colonels, but after ward of all social classes of Spaniards. The most serious and imposing mo ment of trouble was on Wednesday night at 9 o'clock. Blanco had placed the Fifth battalion of volunteers inside the courtyard palace. Outside the Plaza Armds large crowds gathered. Shouting, "Long, iive.'Weyler!" "Death to autonomy!" "Death to Blanco!" and the volunteers inside the palace began shouting the same. They were subdued by the energetic act'ipn of several offi cers of the regular; army, who, with swords In, hand, enforced silence and made them fall info ranks. The corre?pondfent.Waa at the palace at that moment Gen. Blanco and all the palace officials were in great sus pense, for had not the volunteers been subdued there is no telling where the trouble would have ended. Seeing that the volunteers could not be counted upon, the civil guards from neighboring towns were immediately cauea. t.oi. JJagiien came with 500 civ il guards. Who can be said to have saved the situation. Since then about 7,000 cavalry and' infantry soldiers have beftn ordered from the country into the city to keep prdetVaj? 'Blanco knew he could depend u'eitlicr on the volun teers nor on the Orden Publico or mil itary police, who also sympathized with the volunteers. Seine say Blanco was weak at first, but," talcing in considera tion that he had no backing either ot the volunteers oi the orden publico, it is believed he did ull he could. He feels downhearted over the occurrence, and has lepeatedly begged his friends not to abandon him in these trying mo ments. La Discusion and El Reconcentrado, whose offices were entered and de stroyed, have not resumed publication. All the other liberal papers have strong military guards protecting their offices. The Diario published on Thursday an editorial saying that the occurrence was the greatest victory ever won by the revolution. Nothing could have happened to prove more clearly to the world the failure of autonomy, al though shouts of all kinds were heard even for the Spanish Republic. The most prevalent cry was "Death to au tonomy!" The only fruits so far of the trouble have beea a new bando (de cree), muzzling the liberal press and forbidding the free circulation of Amer ican papers. During the trouble no one was killed, although several were wounded during the cavalry charges. A few shots were fired, but not by the soldiers. Gen. Blanco, taking a concll- Jatory attitude, has releused the chlel disturbers who had been arrested. The Spanish openly say that autonomy will never be successful, eyeh if they have to fight against Spain to prove it, and as the Cubans dt? .not want it either, autonomy has bepome a pitiable out cast. Trouble is feared ahead, and many prophesy that this is the beginning of the end. of the Cuban war. The cause of alL these troubles is the unyielding hatred of the Spanish 'element to the granting of any liberal concessions or power to- the Cuban element, and it is a warning lesson to those who imagine that the Cubans will have any show when once they lay down their arms. The immediate excuse for the riots was that the press was too outspoken, the paper El Reconcentrados having written an article alluding to the past conduct of a captain who greatly dis tinguished himself for his deeds of cruelty during the reign of Weyler. The captain's name is Calvo. It was he who murdered nineteen peaceful men at Guatao, near Marianao, nearly two years ago. ancLthe ISO persons who have mysteriously disappeared from the Jefatura,or the office of the chief of police during Weyler's time. His two last and most conspicuous victims were Arizea and Posada, two well known young men, who were macheted near Palatino, a Havana suburb. He led the forces jpf Orden Publico and always had charge of conducting political prisoners fsom the fortress to the wharf, for transportation to Ceuta or Chafarinas. Hettook special delight in maltreating them, and ordered his men to tie-them without any considera tion. Of all these acts he always boasted. His deeds of cruelty have so distinguished him ihat when Blanco came he was advised by Governor Bru zon to remove him from the police force, in order to, "Satisfy public opin ion. He was -accordingly transferred to the regulafarmjand his accomplice, the police inspector, Escalame, was ex pelled from the islapd. It was the allu sion to all these facjts by El Reconcen trado that caused all the troubles of the last four days. A The release jo the agitators and the muzzling of the Ljberal press has had a. most distressing effect on the sup porters of -autonomy, who now admit its' "death. Jose De Puga, military commander of El Rlncon, Havana province, was executed, w"ifh another Spaniard, by the Cuban CoL Juan Del Gado for going- to the insurgent camp to bribe some- of the officers to surrender. Pando, at Oriente, ,is trying to re conquer some ground, from Gen. Gar cia. " The insurgents are-very active, all IV 1 BUSINESS COLL,EGE-8th and K. None bettcrr ?25 a year, day or night over the island. Many cablegrams from New York to the local press have been suppressed. -Americans here are sadly disap pointed about the "non-arrival of the Maine, which was announced as com ing by the Diario de la Marina. QUIGG REMAINS AT THE HELM. New York Republican Leaders Will Re-Elect Their County Committee. New York, Jan. 15 The Republican local leaders held a conference today to map out a program for the annual meet ing of the county committee, which will be held on Thursday evening. It was unanimously agreed to support the present officers for re-election, so that President Quisg- will continue to be the nominal head of the machine. IHI UTII FEABEO All Eves Are Turned Toward Havana Today. SENGS GOVIN WILL ARRIVE He Is the Most Unted of All Autonomists, and His Coming on a Holiday 31ny Lead to Serious Trouble Frequent Bulletins From Gen- I.ee. There is an impression among Gov ernment olllcials, who are keeping a close watch on Havana, that some thing may happen there today. Sunday always is a gala day in Ha vana, and unless some additional or ders have been issued ordering the peo ple to remain at home, there will un doubtedly be big crowds on the streets. This circumstance may lead to a dan gerous demonstration. Serlor Govin, a member of the new cabinet, is to arrive at Havana today, and there will no doubt be a reception to him by the autonomists. It is not unlikely that one will be got up for ef fect, as the autonomists are said to be losing ground, as shown by the recent suppression of attacks on their scheme ot government The natural thing- to expect is a counter demonstration from the same elements which have gained rather than lost strength from the stirring events of the week. Senor Go vin is the head and front of the au tonomic Idea. He is cordially hated by the patriotic elements, and it is said that he, feunng a demonstration against him at Tampa. Fla., deter mined to give that possibility a wide berth by going to Havana by steamer from New York. The North AtlantiC squadron, which was to have sailed yesterday from Hampton Roads for Key West, was delayed by bad weather. Admiral Si card telegraphed the Secretary of the Navy in the "afternoon that he would proceed southward today. The delay of twenty-four hours will allow the ship; to arrive at Hampton Roads, which had been ordered there to join the fleet The drift of events in Havana is be ing watched with great interest by Mr. Quesada, charge d'affaires here of the Cuban Junta. His theozT of the out breaks is that they have been inspired by the Spaniards themselves. Consul General Lee is sending fre quent bulletins to the State Depart ment, which shows that he regards the situation In Havana as serious. The work on the monitor Terror, at the Portsmouth navy yard, is being pushed rapidly. WAR IN A "BLIND TIGER" Twelve Victims of a Mooiisliiue Saloon Brawl. Sanguinary Affrny in Kentucky Fast nesses "Bust Skull" Whisky and a "Woman the Cnnse. Middlesboro, Ky Jan. 15. The bloody fight on Sandy Fork, in Leslie county, last Wednesday turns out to be more horrible than previously reported. News received here today is to the e'fect that no less tJ'in Mght men were killed and four moi tUy wounded in he wild bat tle in the "moonshine" soon. The men who were killed outright in the fight, or wbo died soon afterwere John Williams, Tom "Wilson. Dob Cole well, Tom Shelter, Peter- Dorroglr, Mac Paine, Elisha Howard and Bill Coombes. Tom Wilson is said to have been a colored man, and perhaps there were other negroes in the crowd. Those who were wounded, said to be fatally, were Sim Paine, Larry McConias, Sid Martin and Lew'Gossam. Sandy Fork is near the Knott county line. It is a wild little stream, on which a number of moonshine distilleries are located. The particular "blind tiger" where the battle took place was kept? by a man who operated a large moon shine distillery. His place is so se cluded that it is rarely ever disturbed by the calls of any but friends. Last "Wednesday perhaps as many as twenty-five men and four or five wom en had gathered and were drinking, dancing and card-playing. The "bust skull" wlilsky which was sold to the men is such villainous stuff that it in variably leads to fighting, and soon quarreling began. After several minor difficulties Williams began twitting Shelter oyer his attentions to one of the women, and threatened to take her away. Finally he caught her up from where she was sitting by Shelter's side and said he would carry her away. Shelter drew his .pistol, and his friends came to his aid, while those of Wilson rushed to his support. Shelter got in the first shot, and then there was sharp fighting for several minutes, until all had emptied their revolveis. In the lit tle room the aim was deadly, and the only wpnder was that seme or the wom en were not killed. As it was, there were twelve victims. The other men, with two or three ex ceptions, ran away to avoid- being marked down as participants in the killing of men who have friends an"-', families to avenge their deaths- JOIX ISSUE WITH THE C03IBINE. Denver Papers Independent of the Department Store Deal. Denver, Col., Jan. 15. The managers of the four daily newspapers here who were recently served with notice by the managers of fourteen department stores that unless rates were reduced 30 per cent they would withdraw all advertisements, to-day notified the store managers that they would accept no advertising from them except at an advance of 11 per cent over the old card rates. Nearly all trade and labor organiza tions in the city have declared a boy cott on the department stores' combne,-j and they are very lightly patronized. None of them have advertised since Sunday except by handbills, and the ordinance against this method of ad vertising is to be enforced. PLAYED LOSIIIr EH An Alleged Adventurer's Opera tions in Ottawa. ENTERTAINED BY ABERDEEN An Individual ReprercntinK Hlnc helf As An Officer of the Ameri can Geological Survey Office Re pudiatedMet Piomliieiit Cdiia dinu Officials. Ottawa, Ont., Jan. 13. Somewhat of a sensation has been created here by the movements of an individual sign ing himself "Alex. Macdonald, C. E., TJ. S. Survey, Washington." He man aged to get an interview with Sur veyor Ogilvie, and Mr. Sifton, minister of the interior and played his cards so cleverly thate was Invited to a Yukon luncheon by the governor-general. Lord Aberdeen. He represented that his mission to Ottawa was official, for the purpose of unmasking some Yan kee sharpers who had Induced some wealthy men, like Dr. Depew, the gov ernor of Virginia, and others to pur chase Klondike mining claims on the strength of the signed recommenda tion of Canadian officers of the geo logical department. lie wished the genuine signature of the surveyor-general, Mr. Ogilvie and others, which had actually been photographed and print ed for his use. But Mr. Ogilvie's suspicions were aroused. For a man who said he had spent several years on the Yukon. Mac donald's pronunciation -of the, Indian names in that region was a little for eign. An inquiry was telegraphed to Washington and the response showed that Macdonald had been playing a double game. It said' "No such man as Alexander Mac donald is connected with this survey. He was here recently representing him self as having been associated with Mr. Ogilvie, in proving the one hun dred and forty-first meridian for the Canadian survey." Macdonald left Ottawa about the time the response came to hand, but had inserted in one of the local papers an item to the effect that "Alexander Macdonald, the Alaska explorer, who is here seeing Mr. Sifton regarding the Yukon country, in behalf of the United States Government, this morning wired the wealthy New York syndicate ac cepting their offer of $25,000 to make an exploration of Copper, White and Alaska rivers," and that the explorer was en route to New York. DOKA CLAY TRUDGING 1IOME. Unable to Get a Horse, She is Walk ing; Back. Valley View, Ky., Jan. lo.-Uora Clay tried to, go to Gen. Clay'.s Iiou.m: this morning, but could not get a liors; to rkle- The neighbors are afraid to let lier have a horse for fear Clell will kill them. GIcIl was on his porch nearly. ill dy, look ing for his brothers and Willie Bryant, but neither or them came within shooting dis tance. Late this arternoon Bora started to walk to Gen. Clay's-and in is likely that she will reach there .'ouie time tonight. Gen. Clay did not hear or iheatteiiipt of Clell to kill Dora until about noon today, when he said that, lie was not at all surprised, and that he had been listening for jnst such an outbreak for .nunc time. Be does not think Bora wiirretuwi to him as long as Mi? Is under the Influence of Clell, who, he. -say, keepfherin a semi-insane con ditiou hrthsuseof drugs. MANY DESEBT THEIR LOOMS. Cotton Workers in New- Bedford Leave the Mills. New Bedford, Ma.ss., Jan. 1. As calmly and deliberately as the operatives have jilanned to reflst the cut-down in wapes fn thi city, did they Ieavclie mills this noon with their working clothe under their arms. About 7,92." operatives are af fected, and on Monday TT.T.SOO J-jiindles will remain fcllent and "1,810 looms will be deserted. The nine rorjiorations involved in the strike control twenty-two mills, ail of which manufacture rinc cotton good ami sheetings. The largest cloth mill in the country, Wa'iimttu , employing ", 1 00 hand?, is among them. CAUTION! Beware of substitutes for Gay ton Coal, as some unprincipled dealers are offer ing inferior coals as Gajton at Gay ton price, namely, $5.1io per irJ-lO pounds, delivered, anil rending short wcigLc. Do not be deceived. Gaytun is a very dull looking coat. If you want a first-class fuel, ask for Gayton Coal-stove, egg, nut or furnace and insist on ha.ving It at $5.25 per 2,210 pounds, delivered. Pow hatan Coal Co., i:P)S C t. nvr. Phone 20. jal-tC Manhattans, One Dollar, Cheviot and M.vdravliSO and $2 Man hattan Shirts, SI. J. Auetyach's, 02.': fa. ave. it I TKREE CENTS. M'KiSSON WILL CONTEST Affirms That Hie Election of Hanna Was Illegal. ACCOMPLISHED BY FRAUD The Combine Candidate Will File Notice of Ills Purpose, und Papers and Evident e Are Now Beiiiif Pre-pa.red-lirSnppirfcof IIi Assertion." VoteM rurctaseji Outright. Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 15. It has been definitely settled that Robert E. Mc Kisson will contest the election t Mark; Hanna to the Senate- The- eon test will be made on the- ground of fraud in the election, and the claim will be set up that several votes were purchased outright for Mr. Hanna. Notice of the contest has to be filed within thirty days after the election takes place, and the papers and evi dence are now being compiled with care, and will be sent on to Washing ton within a few days. Mr. McKisson will attempt to show that Mr. Hanna did not have enough legal votes to elect him, and that the only legal can didate is himself. The Senate is obliged to take cog nizance of this matter. Mayor McKisson went to Columbus to-day and is preparing the testimony AH the evidence that is being collected for the grand jury' wiJI be used before the Elections Committee at Washing ton. COMBINE I.KADEKS CONFER. Clmrses or Bribery in tile Ohio : Con test Will Be Pnsln.fi. Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 13. Mayor Mc Kisson, who was the combine candi date for United States Senator against Senator Hanna. Is here for the pur pose of conferring with Mr. Kurtz and Allen O. Meyers regarding the bribery investigation, which begins next Tues day. Senator Hanna. Major Diek and S. D. Holnbeck have been subpoenaed to appear at that time. Representative Otis, who claims to have been given a bribe of 11,730 by H H. Eoyce, as Hanna's agent, saj s Boyce can have the money by calling on Tom Campbell, the Cincinnati law yer, and by way of encouragement in forms Mr. Boyce in a. letter given to the-pubUc that he will be turned over to the officers when he makes the de mand. In case Boyce does not ask for the re turd of the money, Otis says it will be given to charity. The fr'ends of Senator Hanna say that they have nothing to fear from the Investigation, but assert, on the contrary, that a very close friend of Representative Snyder, of Grtfirie coun ty, representing the combine, mad Snyder a cash offer of 53.0W to vot with them. The investigation- will cov er all these charges. HE ADMITS TAKING 75,000 William Ileinecke Leaves a iession Behind Him. tfu- The Fleeluic Kentucky Trust Conv pnny Manager Siy. H I-fL to Support His Family. Lonisville, Ky., Jan. 15. Before Wil liam Reinecke, manager of the Ken tucky Trust Company, lied the eity he wrote a letter to the retiring president of the company, Albert Scott. This letter reached Mr. Scott last night. It contained a full confession from Reinecke, who said that he had taken $73,000 from the company to use in spec ulations, besides converting trust funds to keep the company In daily opera tion. His worst venture was the purchase of an iron furnace in Alabama, which was undertaken, he said, to secure a debt of ?17,500 due the company. He borrowed the money from the company to pay for it. The furnace could not be sold and he sunk a great deal of money in running it. Afterwards he raised money in any way he could. Reinecke said, that he would have 'stayed to face the- people he robbed but for the necessity of earning moaej for his family. UKI.IEVES IN ANNEXATION. A New York: Girl Ttiong.b.i.to Have Gone to Cuba. New York, Jan. 15. -Mrs. -Margaret S.iv age, of No- 279 Wesfc 117th sf believes that her sixteen-year-old daughter, Grace, has gone to Cuba. When her mother rebuked her for staying out late at night the other morning .she replied flippantly: Tin a high Oyer, and my Cuban rriend Intend? to take ine to'his father'1 estate in Cuba. He has all kinilof money, ho you .see I cannot bring him into this tuffy little flat." The girl left home on Thursday. She had previously told a Mend that sfcc wi going to Cuba toba a heroine. Shehasbeen much In the company or Cubans lately. The police do not think she ha ailed and believe she i hiding in the city. Fitting: Out for Klondike New York, Jan. 15 The two-masted schooner Actaea, formerly a pilot beat is fitting outjn Brooklyn for a voyage to the Klondike. She was bought recently by Capt. G- U. McCarthy from J. J. Phelps, of Newark. Sha will carry ten passengers and a crew or six men. She will probably start on her long trip next week. Cleveland Mnsie Hall Harm-d. . Cleveland, Ohio,, Jan. 15. Miisjo Ball, the largest auditorium In the city, wa burned to the ground this evening. The structure was in the central jrart or the 'ity and wa:i surrounded by big lioiels and apartment houses. ilme. Melba sung in the hail last week. Theloa? is $i.o,0ty. Coau coai:: tai:!: Itochdaters- and- all others will get the loweat price?, the- best article, ami lull weight from me, r .int the contractor who." 2 justweislits overran amlbroJce dowu the coal bin? or the public schools. Your bins wilL be brofccit- down also, ir 2,2i liouuilH to- the ton will do it. If you want to buy from me, be H.ir; of tin; right firm name. V. Baldwin Johnson Iltlt Rhode Island aveuu? northwest. 'Itione Ici-l.