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WASHINGTON, FRfDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1898.
THE HEMIC ON TRIAL
Injustice of Ihc Present Regime
Shown in Zola's Case.
TRUTH MUST BE INFERRED
Direct Testimony Tlmt Might Vin
dicate the Defendant Suppressed
Thevenet's Eloquent Plea for Fail'
XMoj- Anti-Zulu Demonst rat ions
Are Indulged in Hy the Mob.
Paris, Feb. 10. The hopeless struggle
to dras the truth to light, despite the
resistance of all the authorities of jus
tice, went on todayiin the assize court,
but 11. Zola and his associates had little
succsss-beyond furnisning a fresh dem
onstration of the injusJce of the present
regime of the French Republic, which
Is-the real defendant in the present trial.
The proceedings were not so exciting
today as on previous days. It is the pol
icy of Mailie Labori, who is conduct
ing M. Zola's case with consummate
skill, to bring out the truth by inference
and otlKr-indirect means form unwilling
witnesses or those whom the court for
bids to speak freely. He is succeeding
remarkably well, so far as effect is pro
duced on unprejudiced minds. For in
stance, at yesterday's examination the
testimony given by Gen. Gonse, who,
while 'he answered some questions, point
edly refused to say ir he had communi
cated to Dreyfus's judges the secret doc
ument en which Dieyfus was condemn
ed, has -convinced most people that this
infamous thing was done.
The amazing fact remains that, de
spite their belief that this was an il
legal proceeding, a majority of French
men continue to regard Dreyfus as
guilty, and deny his light to a revision
of the judgment condemning him. There
"was an eloquent plea for justice, which
the court was unable to suppress, near
the close of the session by ex-Minister
Thevenet. When he was foi bidden to
answer a question regarding the secret
Dreyfus document he cried:
"Why, why not disclose it? Is there
a single man who hears me, lawyer.
Juror or magistrate, who can admit for
an instant that a man can be condemn
ed upon n piece of evidence he knows
not of? 1 protest, in the name of lib
erty, of free defense, in the name of
human dignity. AVhat could be the dan
ger of disclosure or fresh agitation?
This troubled country will not rest until
this thing is done, a thing so simple,
Which cannot touch the respect due the
army or the interests or national de
lense." But this and all other appeals will
avail nothing against the Inexorable re
btriciions of the magistrates, which are
applied more strictly every hour as the
trial advances.
Gen. Pcllieux, who conducted the in
quiry into the charges and counter
charges made in the Dreyfus affair last
fall, and who reported that there was
no evidence to warrant the prosecution
of Count Esteihazy, took his place on the
witness stand.
He declared that lie was proud of the
action of the court-mai tial in acquitting
Esteihazy. There was only one traitor
in the French army, lie said, and that
miserable man was ex-Cap:. Dreyfus.
Gen. Pallieux occupied the stand for
some time and testified at considerable
length. He explained that Col. Picquart
had fabricated the bordereau published
in the newspauers. with a view of ob
taining the conviction of Count Etter
hazy and showing the innocence of Drey
fus. This bordereau, he said, differed
absolutely from the original.
After Gen. Pallieux had left the stand
several members of the Dupuy cabinet
were called to testify in reference to
the alleged secret evidence against Drey
"77e Great Providers."
COMFORT.
A -woman knows thnt a
Hocker sives mor! actual
rest and comfort than any
other kind of c-hnir. nils
is n particularly comfort
able and -well-balanced one,
and at this price is a bar
gain indeed.
3railc ol
solid
polished
oak or
nuiliogain'
finish
Cane Scat
A. $3.00
value lor
Friday
only
.25
Even our most startling
bargains carry the same
privileges of credit as our
regular prices. You enn
make your own terms of
payment.
MAYER & PETTIT,
415-417 Small Street
Finett hats we've shown yet the new
fcprfcig styles. J. Aucrliach's.
Frank Libbey Jfc Company, Sixth
fctrceCsand New York avenue;
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fus, but the president refused to allow
them to reply to the questions.
There was a sufficient force of police
and soldiers present today to prevent a
repetition of yesterday's violence. At the
close of the session the crowd was
greater than ever. When al. Zoia drove
away the ciowd marched across the
Seine, increasing in numbers at every
moment.
At 7 o'clock this evening a mob of
3,000 persons invaded the Grand Boule
vard and went to the otlice of the Au
rore, the only newspaper which cham
pions M. Zola, where they amused them
selves by shouting the usual cries of
"Spit on Zola," "Down with the trait
ors" and "Death to the Jews."
if. Labori told your correspondent to-
.night that ha does not expect to finisli
before Tuesday.
KISSING IX GEORGIA.
.Tudge Scvoi uiy Upbraids n CanluaU
erons Father.
Atlanta, Ga., Feb. 10. The kissing epi
demic which has been raging in society
circles has reached the courts, and the
vital question of kissing or not kissing
has been passed upon judicially. D. A.
Engesser lias a pretty fourteen-year-old
daughtcr.Mary, and Mary lias a seri
ous beau, Louis Cacolo. who, while ard
ently wooing har, indulged in the lux
ury of kissing her ruby lips. Papa 13n
gueser, belongs to the anti-kissers, and
also believes that Maiy Is too young to
permit such familiarities on the part of
her "steady company."
But Mary had a different view of the
matter and permitted her lover to in
dulge his propensity for kissing. Where
upon he was cited into court by the irate
paient,
Mary not only defended her lover
against the charge that he had insulted
hu admitted liis right to kiss her and
claimed a right to be kissed. Cacolo de
clare.! his intention of marrying Mary,
and Judge Calhoun, after soundly up
braiding the father for his intciference,
advit-ed Cacolo to go ahead with his'klss
ing and love-making.
IS'NO LONGER MINISTER
Diipur De Lome's Resignation lias
Been Accepted.
Ilis Snece."w)i' to He Promptly Ap-
pointed by the Spanish
Government.
Madrid, Feb. 10. Senor Dupuy de
Lome, having admitted the authen
ticity of the letter addressed to Senor
Canalejas, in which lie indulged in low
abuse of President McKinley, the cab"
inct has accepted Ids lesignation. as
minister of Spain to the United States,
which he tendered, and ordered the sec
retary of the Spanish legation at Wash
ington to perform the duties of minister.
The Queen Regent today presided at
the meeting of the cabinet
Prime Minister Sagasta notified her
majesty that as soon as the government
had heard repoits of the publication by
the newspapers of the letter ascribed to
Senor de Lome, Senor Gullon. minister
of foreign affairs, cabled to him asking
lor an explanation.
It is understood that Senor de Lome's
sucessor will be promptly appointed.
LONDON" PKESS COMMUNIS.
The Times and Standard Are Severe
on De Lome.
London, Feb. 10. The Standard's
Madrid correspondent telegraphs that
the government was equally .surprised
at and displeased with the De Lome
affair. Prime Minister Sagasta and
several other ministers have publicly
intimated that the relations between
Spain and the United States will not
be affected by the incident. A new en
voy competent to continue the commer
cial negotiations will be selected.
The dispatch adds that the event has
excited much public interest, Senor d
Lome being popularly regarded as hav
ing ably leprsrntid his country.
The Standard's correspondent pays
that lie did not receive Senor de Lome's
letter and was surprised to hear that it
was addressed to him.
The, Standard, commenting on the
subject, says: "The expressions In the
letter show that the writer is destitute
of th2 qualities required in his profes
sion. A Spaniard should be a man of
too much dignity to descend to vulgar
personalities, even in confidential cor
respondence." The Times says it is from every point
of view deplorable and lamentable that
so useful a career as Senor de Lome's
should be terminated by an act of bas
est treachery.
The Morning Post, which is never de
terred by a sense of delicacy in its can
did criticism of the affairs of the
United States, says it thinks that the
letter of Senor de Lome to Senor Ca
nalejas a natural communication lor
anybody in his position at Washington
to send. It adds:
"Amid the breakdown of his fiscal
policy and gloomy prophecies of the
coming elections, this supposed insult
to the Presidential office is a happy
discovery for Mr. McKinley. enabling
the Cabinet 1o assume an air of out
raged dignity. The impetuous, high
handed proceedings of the Government
at Washington form another illustra
tion of the total contempt for good
manners which characterizes the De
partment of State. In this particular
case energy has been stimulated by tla
opportunity for pleasing tire rabble of
their party, without actually provok
ing Spain to declare war."
CARDS. FOR SENOR 1)1) BOSC.
Several Diplomats Puy Formal Calls
at the Spanish Legation.
M. Jules Cambon, the Swedish minis
ter and several other diplomats called
ysl i day at the Spanish legation and
left their cards, not for Dupuy de Lome,,
but for Senor Juan Du Bosc, who is in
charge of Spain's interests in this city.
Ir. Dah's Lecture.
Mr. John Daly, the Irish patriot, who
will deliver a lecture on "Tortures in
British Prisons" on Sunday night at the
New National Theater, will arrive in this
city at 5:35 p. m. on Saturday. Mr. Daly
lias Pctmed In the principal cities cf the
East and has received enthusiastic le
ceptions. Don't miss Elks' Beiicrit today. Doors
open at 11 o'clock. Mr. Sam. J. Adams,
ttie celebrated comedian, has also volun
teered liis services. --Performance com
mences promptly at noon.
All Higns point to Lower Prices,
iu all kinds of lumber tulsfryear.
THE IMPENDING CRISIS
Diplomatic Relations With
Spain May Be .Severed.
M. M LOME'S RESIGNATION
Its Acceptance liy the Madrid Government-
Displeases Our State De
partment The Disgraced Diplo
mat Given Ilib PasuportH Yester
day A Cablegram From Minister
Woodfoid Agitates Judge Day
It Is Not Relieved That u Formal
Apology Has Heeii Made.
The United States Government is on
the verge of a severance of diplomatic
relations with Spain. While the devel
opments of yesterday told in a circum
stantial way do not justify-the absolute
announcement that Minister Wcodford
will be recalled from his post, there
seems to be little doubt that the Ameri
can Slate Department is displeased
with Spain's effort to save Dupuy de
Lome's reputation by acccpfng h!s res
ignation. "" There is reason to believe that the
Administration has asserted itself at
last, and that it will stand on the prop
osition that the gossiping minister
must bear the odium attached to a dis
missal. At precisely S o'clock last night a
messenger from the State Department
look to Judge Day's house the trans
lated copy of the cipher cablegram
from Minister Woodford, at Madrid,
that the President and State Depart
ment had been expecting since noon.
Judge Day received the dispatch, read
it and was visibly affected by Its con
tents. Whatever it contained, the
message so affected his nerves that
when, a minute or so later, he picked
up a newspaper, the trembling of his
hands was plainly noticeable, and his
manner of speaking had changed from
the courtly and pleasant manner so
natural with him to almost harshness,
and the pitch of his voice was raised
an octave. .
In reply to a question by a reporter
present, the Assistant Secretary of
State said that the dispatch was from
Gen. Woodford, and that it corrobo
rated the statement published in The
Times, that the Spanish -government
had "accepted the resignation of Djpuy
de Lome."
He was pressed for some further in
formation as to whether the dispatch
contained a disavowal by Spain of the
gross insult offered by Dupuy de Lome,
or as to any other particulars contain
ed in the message, but in an unusually
short tone he replied that he Avould not
make any further statement last night.
From Judge Day's agitation it ap
peared apparent that Spain had delib
erately added to the insult offered by
Dupuy de Lome, but in what respect
the Assistant Secretary left the report
er to conjecture, and he became con
vinced that Spain had not humbled
herself by any apologies.
The Assistant Secretary left hip
house five minutes after receiving the
message, and hurried down T street
and disappeared from view. He so
completely disappeaied that the most
diligent search could not find him, and
repeated inquiries at his house met
with the same result, the servant mere
ly saying that Judge Day had gone out
and had not returned.
Late In the night it was learned
that the Assistant Secretary of State
had gone to the home of Chief Clerk
Michael, of the State Department, and
that he dictated a message to be sent
instantly to Gen. Woodford. The con
tents of the dispatch expressed the
great indignation of the Administra
tion and the American people over the
action of Spain in accepting Dupuy de
Lome's resignation, and demanded of
Spain a disavowal of the sentiments of !
her disgraced minister. As a further
evidence of indignatibn the passports
for Dupuy de Lome were sent to him
immediately.
Early yesterday morning Judge Day
entered his office at the State Depart
ment. A cablegram from Minister
Woodford was awaiting him. A few
minutes later ire issued a statement, as
follows:
"Washington. Feb. 10, 1S9S.
"Gen. Woodford was telegraphed yes
terday afternoon in substance as fol
lows: ,
"There has appeared in the public
prints a letter addressed by the Spanish
minister to Mr. Canalejas. This letter,
the minister admits, Was written by
him. it contains expressions con
cerning the President of the United
States of suoh a character as to end
the minister's usefulness-as a repre
sentative of his government in this
country. Gen. Woodford was, there
fore, instructed at once o say to the
Minister of State that the immediate
recall or Mr. Dupuy de Lome is expect
ed by the President."
Although Judge Day would not ad
mit the fact, it was believed that the
cablegram- from Gen. Woodford con
tained the information that the resig
nation Dupuy de Lome, had wired
had been accepted by the Spanish gov
ernment, notwithstanding;, the request
that had been made by this Govern
ment that the Spanish minister should
be recalled in disgrace. It is understood
that Gen. Woodford's message was not
sufficiently clear on this point, and that
The outlook; for buildings every
w here is bad. Wc are thefirsHSntprlces.
he was cabled for a more complete ac
count of "the situation in Spain and a
positive answer as to whether Spain
proposed to disavow Dupuy de Lome's
.sentiments. It was the answer to this
message that Judge Day received last
night.
There was a general feeling about the
State Department yesterday that the
disgraced but wily Spanish minister
had, witli his customary shrewdness,
outwitted the Administration. He had
forestalled action on the part of the
Government by cabling his lesignation,
and liis friends had caused its immedi
ate acceptance, which, diplomats say,
prcventsTthe Spanish government, if it
were so inclined, from recalling him.
The only redress, it is said, that this
Government now has is to force Spain
to explain her feelings in the matter
and compel her to disavow Dupuy de
Lome's letter and that if this is not
done Minister Woodford may be re
called by the Administration and the
Jong expected crisis relative to Cuba
become apparent.
Judge Day waited patiently for a re
sponse from Gen. .Woodford, and while
so ocupied 'he went over to the White
House and conferred with the Presi
dent. This consultation was essentially
a private one. for no person was per
mitted to intrude while-it lasted. It is
known that the President" expresssed
surprise and annoyance at the condi
tion and complications that the Dupuy
de Lome affair was asstimine and that
a possible severance of friendly rela
tions with Spain might result, although
there were many reasons why Spain
should not force, such an issue. When
Judge Day left the President, each ex
pressed a hope that Minister Wood
ford's reply to the last message would
prove satisfactory, and that the con
troversy would end with it. It trans
pired later that Gen. Woodford's roply
was more than unsatisfactory, as has
been related, mnd some stirring news
from Minister-TVoodford is expected to
day, as an answer to the midnight dis
patch. A report reached the State Depart
ment yesterday that the Spanish gov
ernment had not only accepted the res
ignation of Dupuy do Lome, but had
made Senor Juan du Kosc charge d' af
faires at Washington. This report was
discredited until the message from
Minister Woodford was received by
Judge Day last night. This ' Govern
ment will not recognize the charge d'
affaires in diplomatic matters until the
controversy over Dupuy de Lome is ad
justed to the satisfaction of the Ad
ministration. Until this is accomplish
ed all diplomatic affairs must be ar
ranged between the Spanish govern
ment and Gen. Woodford, who will, as
heretofoi-e, act ifrfder the immediate di
rection, of the AcTministration.
It is- expected that the disgraced
Spanish minister will leave this coun
try for Spain at the earliest possible
date, now that he lias nractically been
ordered out of the country by the Ad
ministration, having received liis pass
ports. In an interview oh Dupuy de Lome
Senator Hale yesterday said:
"There was nothing left for Mr. de
Lome to do but resign after acknowl
edging the geijtiinenfs.s of the letter.
Still, the incident is a melancholy in
stance of a man's injuring his own for
tunes and possibly destroying a bril
liant career by one unfortunate mis
step. "With yds exception Mr. de
Lome's career here; as- the representa
tive of liis country at a critical time
has been entirely creditable, and he has
done much to. maintain amicable rela
tions between'tUe two nations.
"He lias been wise, prudent and con
servative, and has done much to pre
serve peace when many a less cautious
man would have been apt to commit
an offense lhatnvould have resulted In
hostilities. It was certainly indiscreet
on Iris part to write sucli a
letter and commit it to the mails, and
he should have known better. I have
not conferred w'ith Mr. de Lome since
the letter was made public, but 1 feel
confident that the translation given out
gives it the harshest possible tone, and
I believe that -a proper translation
would soften it very much. Personally,
1 feel the deepest, sympathy in the mat
ter, and am srry that Mr. de Lome
is to retire, but.1 do not allow myself
to thinlc for a '.moment that the inci
dent will be tiie, cause of straining the
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relations between this country and
Spain. The Liberal ministry will, of
course, send us as minister a man of
its owrfparty, a"nd I have no doubt Ave
l shall secure an acceptable and compe-
! tent man as Mr. de Lonu's succassor.''
I SKNATOKS CONDEMN DE LOME.
j They, However, Credit Him With
Playing a Shrewd Trick.
"Mr. De Lome," said one of the lead
ing members of -the Senate Committee
on Foreign Relations yesterday, "can-
' not be reached by the Secretary of
State nor the President. He has played
his cards to perfection, and if his pass
pcrts were sent to him lie would simply
return them with a polite note saying
that lie had no need for them, inas
much as lie was a citizen of Spain
spending a few days here for his own
I pleasure. And Secretary Day would
be compelled to gnash his teeth, swal
low his chagrin, and see De Lome
leave the country like a gentleman, not
in disgrace, but with the knowledge
that his government had tacitly ap
proved of what he had done.
"The mistake the President made was
that he did not act promptly and send
De Lome his passports before he had
received any ociffiai notice of the res
ignation of the offending minister. Had
he done that the displeasure of the Ad
ministration would have been made
public and De-Lome could' not ha-e got
out of it so easily as he has.- Those
passports are fcaid to have been made
out, but If they were they were held too
long. There is good reason to believe
that in his cable De Lome told his gov
ernment the condition of affairs and
pleaded that his resignation be accept
ed before a demand could be made for
his recall, and this is the reason for
the prompt action of the Spanish min
ister of foreign affairs."
The talk at the Capitol was largely
directed at the unlocked for faux pas
of the Spanish minister in connection
with the great work that official has
been able to accomplish since the out
break of hostilities in Cuba. He has
been unceasing in his labors and has
accomplished wonders. Through liis di
rect efforts the whole revenue cutter
service and half of the Atlantic squad
ron have been turned into patrol boats
guarding the coast for Cuban expedi
tions, and it required only a hint from
the legation to set the whole machinery
of the customs service at work looking
after allleged violators of the neutrali
ty laws- Nine times in ten these ru
mors have been groundless, and in
many cases foolishly misleading, but
the Government has run them down all
the same. Enormous sums of money
have been expended and the slightest
wish of Dupuy de Lome has been a
command to the Treasury officials.
In the face of these exertions on the
part of the Government and despite the
most courteous of treatment both by
offlclals and the public generally this
man lias been guilty of the grossest
impropriety in criticising tiie head of
the nation with which Spain claims to
be at peace. Attention was yesterday
called to the fact that at the time the
letter was written the then minister
was being made the recipient of unusual
social attentions, and that he was given
particular courteous treatment at the
AVhite House.
There is a difference of opinion as to
the accuracy of the charges made
against the President, but that differ
ence of opinion is due to the differences
in parties. As Senator Bacon said, the
differences of Americans end at the
water's edge, and it is not becoming
that foreign representatives should do
that which they themselves may with
propriety do. Senator Tillman said he
would agree witli the minister that
President McKinley had been pretty ac
curately sized up, but lie did not pro
pose that outsiders should say so.
"This difference of opinion," he said,
"as to the qualities of the President
constitute a family row, and we will
settle it in our own way. De Lome has
been caught doing something that de
serves censure, and lie ought to have
been summarily treated. The mistake
was made in giving him a chance to re
sign."
'The Spanish minister should have
been given his passports the moment it
was learned that he was the author of
that letter," said Senator Foraker.
Senator Hale, always the friend of
Spam and the mouthpiece of the min
ister on the floor of the Senate, has
steadfastly refused to be interviewed,
but in discussing the incident with his
colleagues yesterday he said that the
resignation or recall of De Lome at
this time was the worst blow that had
yet befallen Spain. He believes that
De Lome is a diplomat of consummate
skill, and that it will be impossible for
that government to send here another
man who can accomplish such results
as have been secured by the man who
now leaves under this cloud.
Senator Allison, usually very con
servative, said that De Lome, having
confessed to the authorship of the let
ter,, had no alternative but to leave the
country, and that the cause of Spain
would be enhanced by his early depart.
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t
urc Senator Jones, like all the Demo
crats, is more bitter In his denuncia
tion. He characterized the personal at
tack on the President, as unjustifiable,
and said that the Administration should
have given him his passports without
asking Tor his recall. After he had
been dismissed then it would have been
time enough to notify the Spanish gov
ernment that such action had been
taken.
Chairman Davis, of the Committee
on Foreign Itelations. in a cautious
manner says that De Lome, having re
signed and signified his intention of re
turning to Spain, the incident is prob
ably closed.
Mr. Turpie differs from some of his
colleagues on the committee, and holds
that notwithstanding the resignation of
the minister, it still reste v.Jth the
Presirirm wh.it tN Ooveramfnt shall
do. Mr. Turpie believes that the Presi
dent can ignore his resignation and dis
miss him, sending him out of the coun
try in disgrace. There is a general
hope that if this can be done that
course will be pursued, for the states
men on the hill hope that this diplo
mat will not be able up to the last to
outwit the American Government.
Senator Lindsay calls attention to
one phase of the letter Which has been
overlooked in the indignation expressed
at the personalities it contains. He
looks upon it is a revelation -to the
whole world of the true situation In
Cuba, It is notorious that since the
war began Spain has in its official an
nouncements claimed every battle that
has been fought. In his letter Dp Lome
made the unusual statemtnt that Spahi
could not hope to succeed unless it met
with political and military success. His
reference to political success, of course,
means, the Senator says, the successful
inauguration of its plan of autonomy.
"The letter, coming as it did from the
best posted man in America on the Cu
ban situation," said Senator Lindsay,
"shows the helplessness of Spain and
the utter inability of that'government
to cope with the situation and suppress
the insurrection. As a contribution to
the history of the present strmrsrle. it
ought to open the eyes of the Adminis
tration and point out the pathway that
should be followed."
DE LOME GIVES A DINNER.
It Is Not Attended by Ambassadors
or Envoys.
Dupuy de Lome is no longer in AVash
ington society. He is as much an out
cast from friendly intercourse with re
spectable American men and women as
it is possible for a man to be who has
proved himself a trickster and a slan
derer. And yet Dupuy de Lome gave a din
ner last evening. It was not the dinner
he expected to give, for which invita
tions had been sent some time ago.
The ex-minister had made elaborate
arrangements for a reception and din
ner in honor of the French ambas
sador, M. Jules Cambon. With the
hope of eclipsing all previous receptions
to an ambassador. De Lome had been
excedingly exclusive in liis invitations,
asking only the foremost of diplomats
and the most exclusive of American
society to honor his affair with their
p.-; scno.
The invitations were recalled a few
hours after The Times of Wednesday
morning had informed the good people
who held them that the man whom
they proposed to honor by sitting at his
table was a sneak and a hypoerite.
No American, therefore, not even the
New England Senator who has bean De
Lome's faithful ally, apppeared at the
legation last night. No true American
wuuld have apppeared, even if Dupuy
de Lome had not canceled his dinner
with the same alacrity with which he
cabled his resignation. And yet, as has
been said, he gave a dinner party. It
was an informal affair. No ambassa
dor, no envoy, no charge d'affaires
graced the event with his presence, but
it is reported that there were secreta
ries and other members of the diplo
matic corps present galore.
To this no possible objection can be
made. Americans have nothing to do
with the social movements of foreign
ers. If they wish to accept the hospi
tality of a fellow like De Lome they
liave a right to do so without let or
hindrance.
They perhaps have a. right to do
what they are reported to have done.
The report comes to The Times on
creditable authority and without criti
cising the incident it is given for what
it is worth.
Wine usually flows freely at a dinner
of the sort referred to, and last night's
affair was no exception to the rule.
It is said that at a late hour Dupuy
de Lome was toasted by his guests and
complimented for the manner in whicii
he had treated the incident of Wednes
day. It is also stated that lie was told
by more than one of the company that
his estimate of the American Presi
dent's character was correct.
The party broke up shortly after mid
night, the lights in the Spanish lega
tion were extinguished, and Dupuy de
Lome was left with his own thoughts.
If j-ou can pay cash yonMl find
everything far lower than last year.
ft TRICK OF AUTONOMISTS
They Will- Banrjnet the French
Naval Officers.
RETALIATING FOR A SLIGHT
They Are Displeased IJeeanse the
Americans Did Not Call ITuon
Them A New Scheme to Stttitlim
the Patriots Disagreeable Inci
dents of Biauco'.s Trip.
Havana, Feb. 10. When the. qUCk
of the Maine upon their arrival net
did not go ta pay their respectst t jiaeh
of the autonomical ministers, VKWsCOM
sider themselves at the head. of the
government, it wounded the susceptible
feelings of these worthy gentlemen
Wishing to show the Americans hr
deeply they have felt the slight, they
asked Dupuy de Lome to prevail on the
French legation at Washington to order
the officers of the Dubourdieu to call
jti them on their arrival; as they did.
The visit was returned with great
pomp by the ministers, who will give
a banquet to the French officers as a
mark of their gratitude.
Spain is resorting to all sorts ot
ways to influence the Cubans to )y
d.i-.n their arms and accept vhat t.'vey
call autonomy. Several ladies, wives of
prominent Spaniards of the city, have
prepared a petition, which they curry
from house to nous", begging the most
prominent Cuban young girls to sign it,
and especially those who have rehtfvea
in the field. The petition reads:
"We, the undersigned, in the nam of
God and humanity, beg the Cubans to
lay down their arms and stop this de
vastating war and blcoJshel, aecettn?
the generous and liberal conefAitofta of
Spain."
It isneedless to say that the veqtpsc
for the signatures has been Hatly ire
fused in many houses.
It is said in Spanish circles hew fekaS
the son of Gen. Galixto Garcia, Caniwa
Garcia Valez. died from wouiwJ re
ceived at the recent engagem at
Guamo.
Blanco had the misfortune to bar a
few disagreeable things coincide1 with
his trip to the east. The first was tlwt
when he arrived at Manzanillo, efcar
ishing the hope of embracing ItaW afetl
Rios, he learned that they were having
a terrific fight with the combined col
umns of Linares and Luque, in whteh
fight the son of his great friend, Qett.
Luque. was mortally wounded.
On arriving at Santiago ?e Cttt)tfi tmf-
ty young men of the best-SnoTWBr-Awa-:1
ilies, instead of waiting to receive nin.
left the city on the quiet the same, day
,to join the insurgent forces.
ills, Barton Arrives.
Havana. Feb. 10. Miss Chira Barton,
of the Red Cross Society, accompanied
by Mr. Ehvell. arrived this morntngv
No members of the Spanish Red Cross
went to meet her. She drove to tfce
Hotel Inglaterra. where she has se
cured rooms on the same floor as i'&n
sul General Lee.
GARMENT MAKERS STRUCK.
3,000 Men Out on the East Side'
in New York-
New York.Feb.10. Nearly S.000 cloth
ing operators on the East Side sw on
strike to-day, demanding about twiee
the amount of wages they hare been
receiving.
The trouble began yesterday with the
strike of the trousers makers.
On the refusal of the nmnufnetitrem
to grant a new schedule of wages or
even to consider the demands of their
employes as a union, S.OCO members r
the Pants Makers I'nion immediate?
quit work.
Mayer Shoenfeld. the leader of the
Brotherhood of Tailors, says the strike
is not an important one. and will prob
ably end the labor difficulties of tt
tailors in 1S9S.
"There are only about X.WW strikers.
among the tailors now," said he. - There
are 2.000 pants makers, 700 eluakmakers
and 300 miscellaneous workers In
volved." FEEDING DESTITUTE UiriUNS.
Letter From Gen. Lee to the Cen
tral Relief Committee.
New York. Feb. 10. In a letter front
Consul General Lee, dated February !,
to the central relief committee. IUe con
sul general says that the supplies re
ceived thus far have been dfctilbuteri lit
Havana and outlying towns, over 7.GOT
of the destitute people being daily fed.
As soon as ample provisions arelve. It
is Gen. Lee's purpose to send them to
Matanzas, Sagua. and other rffenant
points on the island that can be
reached by the railroads, which agree tt
transport the articles at half-price. The
committee will send a large quantity of
supplies direct to Matanzas on the next
steamer.
RACE TKCnUI.ES IN OELOIIOMA.,
White Residents of Ulnckwell Ob
ject to Colored Settlers, j
Perry, O. T., Feb. 10. Blarkweli. a,).
town of 2,000 inhabitants, thirty mttesi,
north of here, is on the verge of a race
war. The people of Bladen ell have
never allowed a negro to live In the
town. The town was built by Col. i.
J. Blackwell. the noted Cherokee In
dian town builder and boomer.
Some days ago Co!. Blackwell pro
cured a colony of negroes to settle hu
Blackwell and gave eaeh family a resi
dent lot and sufficient land on which to
build a schoolhouse and church. The
colored families have begun to arrive at
Blackwell. The whites declare thac
they will stay in the town hi pite of.
the whites.
Handsomest of sprins neck f-carf : axrots,
GOc. AuerUactTs, G2IJ Pa. avc.
IVY BUSINESS COLLEGE-Sth am! K"
None better. 323 a yeai; day or niglic.
We keep Hardware, Mill work,
lumber, oxul the prices on ail are falling..
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