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the temperature will fall about 20 AVednesday evening or night; northwesterly gales, diminishing: - Circulation' yesterday, 40; 005 NO. 1,400. WASHINGTON, AVEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY ONE CENT. Wat 16, 1898. TIE END IDW IR SIGHT Spain Haughtily Expresses a Willingness to Apologize. A SERIES OF BLUNDERS It Is Made Plain Tbut Some So it of Disavowal Wao Neeessnty to Hold in Check the Republican Con gress ami Prevent the He cogni tion of Cutia. -After a series of diplomatic blunders that in any European government would apnea r inexcusable, and tly; most urgent entreaties that could be cabled -to its minister at Madrid, the , .Administration has at last succeeded in obtaining: a promise from Spain of a disavowal of the insulting' utterances written by Dupuy de Lome, and an apology for the reprehensible conduct of jits disgraced minister. The blun deis committed in bringing: about this result have made the foreign diplo mats in this country smile, and will be used in story telling abroad at gather ings of diplomats for many yeais to come. Foreign powcis have always affected a contempt for American diplomacy, and this latest effort of the State De partment will not raise the standard of ;American diplomacy in their estima tion. It seems to be conceded by all well infoi med person? as to the internal ma chinery of the State Department that nothing but the fear that the refusal by Spain to disavow would so enrage tlie American Congress that the bellig erency of Cuba would immediately be recognized, and that complications of a very serious character would follow, brought about the willingness of Spain to express regret. There appears to be no doubt that Spain, when iiist re quested to dh-111 ow Dupuy de Lome's sentiments respecting the President, autonomy and the proposed commercial treaty, declined to do so, alleging as a reason that the acceptance of the Span ish ministers resignation closed the In cident, t-o far as she was concerned. This decision was cabled by Minister "Woodford to Judge Day. and it creat ed great disappointment. Gen. Wood ford was cabled to urge the Spanish government to make some sort of. disclaimer. This dispatch was repeat ed two or three times, and in each cass the answer came back that Spain con sidered the incident closed. At last, as a final eiTott. Gen. Wood ford, it is said, was instructed to make it plain to the Spanish government that something must be done by it to mollify Congiess, and that if no dis avowal was made the Republican ma jority in the Rouse could no longer be controlled by the Administration, and that a stampede to the cause of Cuba would ceitainly follow. It was tills dispatch, it is said, that was cabled Gen. Woodford last Sunday, and that the appeal was effectual, results show. The promise of Spain to Gen. Wood ford to disavow and apologize has now asbumed the attitude of condescension, and when the text of the disavowal and apology ,1s made public it will be found to contain nothing that will Indicate that a demand has been obeyed, but rather that an entreaty has been granted. The dispatch received by Judge Day conveying the promise of an apology for tlie insolence of Dupuy de Lome, and a disavowal of his sentiments, contains a synopsis of the promised disavowal and apology, but the word ing lias not been made public Judge Day has promised to make known tho text when it ariives. The stiained relations between this Government and Spain did not come up foi discussion at the Cabinet meet ing yesterday, because such action was deemed unnecessary, when the Presi dent announced that the incident was closed and that its termination was 'The Great Providers.' A Very I-arse Oal: Sideboard, hantkomelv oaned- with beveled plate Klass, Sold e ery w here at 15.00. Our Price, $825 "What is the use of us tellinjr you tlinfc our prices arc the lowest in town. Docs not this itlonc prove it? Words arc wasted when deeds are so elo quent, and you can purchase all you desire on Credit. MAYER & PETTIT, 415-417 Seventh St. Frunk T.ibbey & Compnm-, Bixiti Mreet and New York avenue. satisfactory to the Administration. There were but four members of the Cabinet present at the meeting, Secre taries Wilson and Long, and Attorney General Griggs and Postmaster Gen era Gary. Judge Day refused to admit that lie had received the message from Gen. Woodford until after the meeting of the Cabinet. His reason fo this action was that it would be considered improper to dis1 close the Information sent by Gen. "Woodford until the Spanish govern ment had ofllcia'lly acted upon the matter and officially notified the Amer ican minister. It appeals that while theie is no doubt but that the Spanish government lias conveyed to General Woodford its inten tions and has given him an outline of the disavowal and apology, yet it is not stamped as official, and the full text or it will not be sent to this Government un til it has been officially placed in the hands of the American minister. It is said at the Stats Department that the amende made by Spain is entirely satisfactory and that the incident will be closed when the complete disavowal leaches the department. Judge Day said yesterday that lie thought he would hardly bo able to have the correspondence 1 elating to Cuba, ready for the Ilout-e. to-day. If it is it will be transmitted by the Presi dent. It is probable that it will not i each Congress before to-morrow. It is understood that a vast amount of culling out is being done with this correspondence, and that certain docu ments relating to the failure of autono my will not be sent with the unimpor tant correspondence to the House. The President has the light to reserve such correspondence, as he pleases, and this will result in the House leceiving a mass of letters that will not at all ex plain the Cuban situation. There is a strong belief that Gen. Lee has written some things about Cuba and the failure of autonomy that would", if read in the House, create a gieat sensation. If this is tuse, no one expects the documents will lie included in the papers which the Piesident will send. DETECTIVES GFAHD DE LOME. They Appear a Soon ns lie Kent-hes II if, Xew York Hotel. New York, Feb. IS. Senor Enrique Dupuy de Lome will sail for Southamp ton to-morrow at noon on the Britan nic. Senor De Lome's party arrived at Jersey City at 9 o'clock. They were met by Proprietor Jordan, of the Hotel St. Marc, and many reporters. Both Senor and Senora De Lome gieeted Mr. Jor dan cordially and then the entile parly turned their backs on the reporters. The news that the ex-minister of Spain, who has been compelled to leave this country in disgrace, was in the station, spread rapidly, and as the par ty entered the mam waiting room they weie confronted by h curious crowd of waiting passcngets, who passed un complimentary lemarks about Spain and the Spaniards generally, and tho ex-minister particularly, in an audible tone of voice. It was here that a reporter succeeded in asking Senor De Louie where he Was to stop hile "in the city and when he Intended to sail. AH members of the party peremptorily turned their backs, while the former minister lifted his hat in evident annoyance and shaiply re plied: "Sir, I have nothing to say." Mr. Jordan is a Spaniard with an American name. He has been a firm friend of Senor De Lome for many years. Mr. Jordan refuted to tell where the ex-minister was going, and when he intended mailing. He placed the pat ty in his private cairiage, which was driven aboard the Twenty-third street ferryboat New Biunrfwick, the- same boat which the Pennsylvania Company reserved for the us of President Mc Kinlcy when he last visited New York. When Twenty-third street was reached Mr. Jordan ordered bis coachman to drive as rapidly as possible to the Ho tel St. Marc and avoid all newspaper men. Mr. Jordan appeared later with three steamer trunks, but declared his ig norance of Senor de Lomtf's plans. Tho baggage, however, consisting of thirty large trunks. was ticketed to the steam ship Britannic, and sent to the White Star steamer tonight, consigned for the hold of the ship. Central Office De tectives Bairett and Campbell arrived at the Hotel St. Marc immediately after Senor de Lome Jiad gone to hin room and repotted that they would re main on guard until morning to pre vent any possible attempt to harm the Spaniard. They will be relieved in tho morning by other detectives, who will watch the party until the Britannic sails. Complimentary l'liniir Omitted. Madrid, Feb. 13. In the official ac ceptance of Senor de Lome's resigna tion the customary complimentary phrase, "appreciating bis services" will lie omitted, with the idea of satisfying the United States. MAY NOT BE THE NEVADA. The ItosnlieV Ciew Doubts' If She Has. Gone Down. Tacoma, Feb. 15. The steamer Ros alie, which -arrived this morning fiom Alaska, brings news which makes it ap pear very doubtful if the steamer which was blown up and burned in the Lynn Canal last week was the Clara Nevada. W. R. Dally, of the steamer Rosalie, makes the positive statement that the Clara Nevada was pasted by the Ros alie last Wednesday, just at daik, lying to, under shelter of Douglas Island, near Juneau. If this story is true, some other steam er, as yet unknown, must have been wrecked. The steamer Queen, which is expected to bring definite news, is two days overdue. Smallpox in Knoxville. Knoxville, Teiin., Feb. 13. Six cases of smallpox are reported in this city, two of which developed last night. Nearly one hundred cases are reported in the neighborhood of Middlesboro, The disease has spread into several other Tennessee towns. Vigorous steps are being taken to pievent its further spreading. Coal! Coal! Coali $5.25 per 2,240, delivered, Gayton Move, egg, and nut. Powhatan Coal Co.. 1308 C st. nw.; 'phone 020; or dealers generally. rcl3-t Chesapeake Nails, Sl.oO n Keg; 100 lbP. Chesapeake willVaretlie best made. MISSISSIPPI INDUS FIGHT Tribal War Grows Out of Rival Ball Playiqg;; ". THREE MEN ARE'" KILLED A Hit of Contemporary History Thnt Heads Like a Chapter From ,7. Fenninioie Cooper Squaws Triumphantly Carry Away the Spoil of War. Memphis, Feb. 13. There lb serious trouble among the Indians of Missis sippi. A recent bail game, ten miles east of Carthage, between the Red waters and Borne Chittos, both divi sions of the Choctaw tribe, has result ed in at least three deaths atid a num ber of casualties that cannot be accu rately estimated. During the first game, which took place the latter part of December, the Redwaters, for some alleged unfair play, drove the Bogue Chittos off the field and took possession of the scaf fold, whereon it is customary to pile the wagers. The clothes of the dis comfited side were under the scaffold, and they had to go oft in the icy rain In the abbreviated costume worn during the play. But this icy experience only inliamed their rage and when they finally left the field each individual was nursing a fierce and eager scheme for revenge. About a week agd the Bogue Chittos sent a challenge to the Redwaters for a game at the same place. The chal lengers ieadily surmised that it was net only a trial of skill that their oppo nents desired, but Choctaw blood. The lival bands met, and with the Bogue Chittos came a number of white men nnd a covered wagon driven by a negro. The bets were made by the va rious Indians and the wager in each case was tied up in a little bundle and thrown upon the scaffold. Then the game began and continued for a few minutes. Suddenly the Rogue Chittos and their allies, the Turkey Creeks, took refuge behind bome trees and began to fire on the Redwaters. The latter were thus held at ba while the women of their opponents threw down the scaffold, piled the wealth of Indian bets on the coveied wagon and drove away. In the meantime some of the Red waters had hunted up such firearms as were procurable and the battle began. The Redwaters.being taken by surprise, however, were forced to fight chielly with rocks and sticks, but they finally drove their assailants from the field. Then the Redwaters made a detour and cut off their retreating forces and a bloody combnt took place, resulting in the death of three Indians and tlie se vere wounding of many more. KEYSTONE MINERS M UET. M r. Itntc-hford Prges a Thorough Orcuiiization. Altoona, Pa.. Feb. 15. The State con vention of Pennsylvania coal miners opened here tills morning, about 100 del egates being present. These came from tlie anthracite and bituminous regions, and tepresent neatly .100,000 workmen. The convention has a number of grave questions to consider, among them a t edicts of the company store grievance, the insitlauce upon the ratification of the Chicago agreement by Pennsylvania operators and a demand of an Increase of 5 to 10 cents a ton. The convention opened with Patrick Dolan, president pro tern of the State organization, In the chair. In his open ing address Mr. Dolan fcaid that there is a feeling of unrest among the machine mineis in Hie Pittsburg district. He recommended that the convention take some action on the Sheriff Martin trial and emphasized the statement that firm ness and fair dealing were necessary ad juncts to a successful struggle for the icdress of giievanees. M. D. Ratchford, president of the na tional organization of United Mine Woikeis, uiged the delegates to assist themselves by means of thorough organ ization. He said that by April 1 tlie operators must grant the increase de manded; otherwise the men would have to submit to the low rate of wages or stnke. He recommended that negotia tions be opened for a joint meeting of miners and operators fiom all fields to arrange tlie matters in dispute. THE CHICAGO NEWS TRUST. It Will Be Heguiatcd in Ohio by the Legislature. Columbus, O., Feb. 13. The Asso ciated Press is looked upon b Attor ney General Monett, of Ohio, and a great many members of the general assembly as a trust. A bill introduced in the senate today seeks to compel the association to furnish its news ser vices to all Ohio papers which wish it. The measure was prepared by Attor ney General Monett. who gives it as his opinion that the refusal of this as sociation to afford all papers equal privileges makes it a trust in plain violation of the Sheiman anti-trust law- A great many membeis of the assem bly give it as their opinion that the Associated Press comes clearly "within the definition of whuti';constitutes a trust and express themselves as in favor of the passage of the Dodge bill. It is understood the in quiry of the trust investigating! com mittee will be extended rb this' corpor ation, and that If the.ra.are those out side the State who want to volunteer any information reganlipjrtlts methods of doing business thVyiSfill have a chance to testify. f Duel in a Wine Room. Si. Louis, Feb. 15. Thomas Turpin and Abe Keeler fought a duel with pis tols early this morning in a wine room at Jack Turpin's saloon, 198 Chestnut street. Eight shots were exchanged and Keeler died at the City Hospital this afternoon from his wounds. IVY BUSINESS COI.I,EGB-8th and K. None better; S25 a year; day or night. Maple Flooring", -1--1 and 5-4 of the finest quality aud workmanship'. COLD WAVE COMING. Temperature Will Fall Twenty De crees by Tonight. The chief of the Weather Bureau has sent out the following: "Hoist cold wave flag; temperature, will fail 20 de grees by Veflnesday evening or night." MR. HANNA'S SISTER WEDDED. Married at iTIiuiimsvllle, Git, to S. P. Baldwin, of Cleveland. Thomnsville, Ga. Feb. 15. Miss Lil lian C. Hanna, sister of Senator Mark Hanna, and S. P. Baldwin, of Cleve land, Ohio, were- married here tonight by the Rev. Dr. Whitney, of tlie Epis copal Church. The wedding occurred at the country residence of Mis. J. W. Jones, the sister of Miss Hanna. Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin will lemain here a week and then depart for Wash ington and the East. E IS f M. Zola Exults Over the Trend of Affairs. THE PROSECUTOR IS SILENT Cumulative Evidence Tending to Show That Esterhnzy Wrote Traitorous Letter The Colonel Is Uneasy About His Aline. Uou luncy Co r respond euco. Paris, Feb. 15. M". Zola said in an in terview to-day: "Whatever tlie ret-ult of the trial, we are producing a better effect than we dared to hope. The government is now forced into the pofcitloa of defendant. The comic part of tlie affair is that the public prosecutor, for the last tw o days, has barely opened his lips." A world of truth,Js thus put in a few words. The government is placed in tlie position of a defendant, and it is defending Itself badly. The trial will result in one conviction at least. The French people will"bc convicted of in capacity for self-government. Gen, Gonse appeared in court today to controvctt tiie gieat speech made by M. James, the Socialist leader, in the chnmber of deputies to the jury which, perhaps, more than anything else, has opened the eyes, of the Fiench people and aroused the country. General Gonse protested that the gov ernment had no desire to conceal the truth, nor did it have any fear of any thing being brought into light. On the contruiy, he said, the government wish ed that everything should be brought out clearly. "Then," replied M. Laborl, "I beg of you to produce hete, first, the bectet pieces of evidence which Central Mer qler submitted lo trie court-mat tlalL sec-" ond, to iemove f;om Colqnel Picquatl'Uie testrictions of professional freciecy. and .third, to (iir.:et M.-Bertillon to tell the whole truth.? Gen Goii;e replied: "I have no piwer lo do thoso thlnus." jr. Laborl diibvered with. "Tlwn spi alt no more of ttuth ami light." M. Crepitus Janine appeared to dfry the insinuation m'de by M. Teystonieres, the expeit. .esteyt1ay, that he had tr;ed to bribe him to change his report up n the bordereau. He did so emphatically, and also called attention to several points shown In Teysonieres' testimony which he declatcd to be nbstitd as well as false. The important; point was brought out again that the fac simile of the border eau published in the Matin was identical with the photograph copies which the government had. supplied to It? experts and which Teyssonieies had sent to the witness. Then comparisons were made be tween specimens of Esterhnzy's wilt ing, a photographic fac simile of the bordereau and actual Writings of Drey fus. One witness went so far as to declare that any expert who did not believe the boideieau to be the work of Esterhazy should be disqualified. The spectatois several times indulged in angry demonstrations, M. Labori protesting against these intert options-. Declarations by M. Comlnges and lime. Boulnncy weie read. The for mer denie.d all knowledge of the "veil ed lady," nnd refupcd to say any more. Mine. Boulaney acknowledged receiv ing several letters from Esterhazy which were pet haps more compromis ing than his traitorous Uhlan letter. She declared J hat the was unwilling lo submit theseetters to the court. The defense applied to the court for a piocess to compel the pioduetion of certain letters written by Esterhazy to lime. Boulaney in which the writer had expressed mosL traitoious sentiments. Mme. Boulancy's deposition went on in say that Esterhazy had called several times recently to demand the veturu of these letters. Once he gained her door, which was opened partly, but held from opening further by a safety chain. He demanded the letters, but the wit ness in reply only promised not to pub lish them. Esterhazy was there again last Saturday, but tlie witness was away from home when he called. Expert testimony, abounding in tech nicalities, was introduced, showing the handwriting of the bordereau was Es tcrhazy's. In the course of the exami nation of these witnesses there were frequent outbreaks of disorder on the part Of- the audience. Several members of the French insti tute testified for the defense, declar ing that Dreyfus was not rullt.v of writing the bordereau. - M. Grimaud especially made a nensa tion by declaring thai because he had signed a protest against-tlie conclusions of other experts regarding the origin of the bordereau, he was summoned be fore the ministry of war on January 5. The ministry he said, demanded to know why he had done this act of a free citizens and on the following day he was dismissed. Railway Rale War in Canada. Montreal, Feb. ir.. The Grand Trunk officers have been notified that the interstate commerce commission has granted their request abrogating the long a-nd short haul clause of the inter state commerce law in so far as it af fects traffic to points in Manitoba and the northwest teritorles. A rate war between the Grand Trunk and the Canadian Pacific Railroads may now be looked for. S3.75 Secures .5 Mack intoshen at J. Auerbach'.s, G23 Pa. ave. The ' Weather. Pair; -miiob colder; with a cold wave. EXPLOSION ON THE VINE American Battleship Now in Ha vana Harbor Disabled. THE CiyiT WILDLY EXCITED Heport That Thirty Persons Are Killed and Many Injured Relief Boats Hasten to the Vessel's Aid Spanish Tioops Ordered to Their Quarters. New York, Feb. 15. Dispatches re ceived in this city tonight from Havana says that the United States ship Maine, now in the harbor, was tlie scene this evening of a terrific explosion. It is feared that many were killed, but de tails are as yet lacking. The explosion occurred shortly after 10 o'clock. The effect was felt throughout the city. The streets are filled with excited citi zens and troops have been ordered to quarters. Boats were sent to tho aid of the Maine from a number of ships now in the harbor. The wildest reports are cut rent, it being declared that as many as thirty weie killed. It is probable, however, that this estimate is exagger ated. Nothing Is known of the caOse of the explosion. It is feared that the ship is seriously if not permanently crippled. There are fears that she will sink. NAVAL VIGILANCE EVADED. Useless Hunt After Steamers With Stores for Culm. New York, Feb. 15. If ay expedition has been dispatched to Cuba by way of Long Island Sound the Federal au thorities have not found any trace of It. The hunt has been given up. ami the two naval tugs which left the Brooklyn navy yard and Newport yes terday to search th sound for sus picuous vessels have been recalled. The tug Nina, which left the navy yard yesterday with a crew of twenty one, including several marines, re ported today at noon from New London to ("apt. Gilmore. acting commandant of the yard, that she had discovered nothing At the "'uban junta today nobody would admit any knowledge of an ex pedition having departed, but every body seemed happy. DEMOCRATIC CAINS A Reduced Republican Plurality in Philadelphia. Dnvp-Mnrti Wjm a Stennl Victory Deiiioc-intJ Carry Lancaster and Make Gains Elsewhere. Philadelphia. Feb. lo. Returns from the municipal election up to midnight indicate a plurality for William J. Roney, Republican, for tax receiver, of upwards of 30.000. Twenty wanls out of CS at midnight give Roney 50,770; Rhawn. citizens' candidate, 21,005; Don nelly, Democrat, 13.728. Since those returns about five more wards give a proportional plurality for Roney of about .1,000. The total plurality may reach 40,000. The wards controlled by the Quay leaders turned in fair majorities for the Republican candidate for tax re ceiver, except the seventh, where a ma jority of 200 was given for the citizens' candidate. The ward is controlled by Israel W. Durham, the Quay boss in Philadelphia, and gives 4,000 Republi can plurality at a national election. It is impossible to estimate at a late hour the result of tlie citizens' move ment for better eouncilmen. The re sult is a triumph for David Martin, who retains his influence over the Re publican organization in the city. A Republican plurality of only 40,000 in the city of Philadelphia is really a Democratic victory. McKinley's plu lality oyer Bryan in 1S96 was li::,139, and last year, before tlie sham prosper ity hau been thoroughly tested, the Re publicans carried the city by 77,019. DEMDCI1ATS CARRY LANCASTER. Elect Their Mayor and Achieve De elded Gains. Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 15. Tlie most fiercely fought municipal battle in the l.istoiy of this town ended tonight. with tlie election of Simon Shissler, Demo crat, as mayor, by a vote of o.Sfil to 3, S5S for Samuel M. Myers, Republican. The present mnyor is a Republican who, two years ago, had nearly f0tf majority. The election of Shissler as an out-and-out supporter of Bryan is regard ed as a victory for free silver. Republicans Carry I'ittsburtr. Pittsburg, Feb. 13. The municipal election today resulted in favor of the Republicans, as usual, and they gain ed live coiincilmen that they lost to tlie municipal league two years ago. The chief fight was. In the Twentieth ward, where George H. Stengel, a" Democrat, and tlie chief municipal league councilman, was defeated by either one or three votes. Von Dei' A lie to Ho Freed. Pittsburg, Feb. 15 J. M. Glover. Chris, Von dei Abe's attorney, arrived in town tonight with $1,000. President Nick Young, of the National League, has instructed President Watkins to make up the difference, and the league will be responsible. Von der Ahe will be released tomorrow morning. Voluntary Hank "Liquidation. Boston, Feb. 15. At a special meeting of the stoekholders-of the National City Bank today It was voted to so into vo' unrary liquidation. L. S. Tuckerman is the ptesldent of the bank, which has a. capital of $1,000,000. Cypress Boards, IS in., 18 in., 20 in. wide. Any thickness dressed. A FRIGHTFUL ACCIDENT. William Baker Is Terribly Injured Near r.uurel, Del. Laurel, Del., Feb. 15.-jA frightful ac cident occurred near here today. Wil liam Baker, a prominent mill owner, was tunning a taw through an oak log. The saw broke in many pieces and the largest one struck Baker back of the right ear and tore one side of his face off with the nose. When his brother reached him Baker's tongue was hang ing out at one side of the mouth. Al'TONOMISTS ARE ACTIVE. The- Are Trying; to Get Further J'olirienl Concessions. Havana, Feb. 13. The Radical fac tion of the Autonomist party is making strenuous efforts to convince the Span ish government of the necessity to make further political concessions if peace is to be reached within a short peiiod. Senors Amblard, Giberga and other prominent Autonomists make fre quent calls upon Capt. Gen. Blanco and urge him to prevail upon the Madrid cabinet that the recently decreed au tonomic constitution should be modi fied before the next general election. He Is Said to Have Experienced a Change of Heart. HE CONFERRED WITH MURPHY After tlie (!n:ifi'ciicu Xhw York's Si-tiior Senator Voted fur lhw i't'lIi.T Hi-KOlutinii Empire State Democrats Will Adopt the Chi cago I'liitfnt-iii tttul H-btike Hill. New York. Feb. 15. The story was current in New York political circles today that Richard Croker favors the readoption of the Chicago platform by the New Yolk State Democratic con ention this year. Mr. Croker's talks with up-State Democrats, who have called on him. is said to have led him to believe that a combination on platform, candidates and all can be effected If Tammany will go into the deal. The Brooklyn PJagle, which makes this announcement, further says: "Nor long ago Mr. Croker favored a campaign solely on State issues and the relegation of financial questions to the Congressional district conventions, but since former Senator Hill settled upon that plan as a way out of political trou bles, Mr.Croker has been, lukewarm. He does not like to trail along behind Mr. Hill. "Senator Murphy's vote for the Teller silver resolution was cast after a conference with Mr. 'roker. who urged the Senator to maintain his party regularity and Tammany Hall to a man will foimally approve Mr. Murphy's course. "The forces behind Murphy, the rural Democrats who supported Bryan, and Mr. Croker's organization will unite in supporting the Senator and with the silver issue thus thrust forward, Mr. Hill will find it difficult to sidetrack it, although he is making a dtiff tight to do so. "Mr. Cioker is very reticent the.e days when any public uuestion is broached and the only recent public statement he has made is that Tam many will have no candidate for Gov ernor." CONFEHENCE OF POPULISTS. Mr. Hryan Not Present tit the Min neapolis Mei'ttnir. Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 15. Mr. Bryan was not present today in atten dance upon the confetence of the Populist leaders, nor is it assured that he w ill be here during the sessions. The meeting today was participated in by Senator Butler, ex-Senator Du bois, and Gen. Weaver, ail of wlrom pleaded for the co-operation of the silver .forces. "Jf TTiere not o-operation," said Chalfiiian Butler, "responsibility will iest on those who refuse to make a common tight for a common end. Went we to invite them I don't think one so-called mid-i oader would stand out when it appears that the co-operation proposed is on honorable term'." Ignatius Donnelly and his friends are. however, net on hand. Anti-fusion-ists have been running down the poli tical records of Messrs. Butler and Weaver, and clain to have unearthed the lact that neither of the gentle man in question is a true Populist. FROM CAPE TOWN IO CAIRO. Progress of the Railway Enter prise of Cecil Rhode--. London, Feb. 15. Accoiding to a dis patch to the Daily Mail fiom Cape Town, a considerable pail of the pet scheme of Cecil Rhodes for the con struction of a Britisli laihvay from Cape Town to Cairo is about to be real ized. The details have baen beltled for the extension of the Buiuwayo line to Lake Tanganyika, at a cost of 3,000,000 pounds. The line will connect with the Gwai coal fields. It will eros the Zambesi River a hundred miles below Victoria Falls. It is stated that tho engineering difficultier are exceeding few. May and Oeectitncr AVeil. New York. Feb. 15. Richard Hill, the millionaire thread-mill owner, of Kear ny, N. J"., was married this afternoon to Miss Annie A. Parker, daughter of one of ills former employes. Hill Is sixty and bis bride nineteen. The girl was said to be engaged to Ernest Froe llch. a young, handsome resident of Kearny, but on Hill's return from Eu rope last mdntli she apparently forgot her younger but poorer sweetheart. Our .V.'i "Rain Conts," S3.73. LowcMr yet! Auerbach, C2; Pa. ave. No Matter What. Prices Are Given, You coriic right here. Ourpricesare lowest. II APPIJOTIE PEOPLE United Silver Forces Issue Three 3Ianiiestos. THE FIRST GUN OF 1898 Democrats, Republicans and Pop ulists Who Oppose Plutocracy In vited to Co-operate Document of Fnr-Heuehliig: Significance All Are Signed by Representative Meu. of Their Respective Parties. The friends of silver of all parties came out yesterday In addresses to the people of the United St&tes call ing upon them to buckle on the armor and prepare for the fight that is before them In the contest between bimetal lism on the one side and the gold mono metallism of the Republican party on the other. For the past two weeks the chairman of the Democratic National Committee and the Populist and free silver Republican leaders have been endeavoring to reach some common ground from which they might appeal to the American people for unity of action 'in the coming campaign. After numerous conferences it was deemed best to issue a. statement separately on behalf of each of the parties now en gaged in fighting the common foe. These statements were prepared1 and given out for publication last night. It will be perceived that there is u singleness of purpose running through all of them, and that the battle Is to be fought along the lines laid down by tlie Chicago platform, and that the fre coinage of silver at the ratio of sixten to one ia to be the shibboleth of the forces allied with each other against, the gold monometallists of the Republi can party. Senator Jones, chairman of the National Democratic party, states the issue In the following addrss. which the wayfaring man may read as he runs and understand. It is well worth reading and Th Tinves takes pleasure of presenting it in full, believing that it is or of the most important documents that has yet been contributed to the cam paign which will soon be upon the country. The text of Mr. Jones's ad dress is as follows: To the People; The surrender of the Republican party to the advocates of the gold standard and monopoly Is at last complete. The present Adminis tration, called to power upon the sol emn pledge of the Republican national convention at St. Louis to promote bi metallism, has formulated and sent to Congress a bill, the leading purpose of which, the honorable Secretary of the Treasury avows, is "to commit th country more thoroughly to the gold standard." The country has already, for twenty-four years, been so thor oughly committed to this standard, partly by law and partly by the usurp ations of the executie branch of the Government, that its effects are seen and felt on every hand; wages are re duced; work is harder to get; the weight of debt Is doubled; the value of laud and other property is reduced one half or more, until the lives of th, peo ple are "made bitter with hard bond age." It is certainly not In the inter est of humanity ro have thia condi tion of things more thoroughly estab lished. The continued rise in the value of gold, or, which is the same thing, the continued fall of prices, must inevita bly transfer the property of all those engaged in active business, the actual creators of wealth,, whether by hand, brain or capital, to those who, avoiding tlie risk sind effort of active business, only draw interest. The increase ot 145 per cent, in the value of money, caused by its increas ing scarcity, from 1S09 to ism. as admitted by leading ad vocates of the gold standard, fouml ex pression at that time In extremely to prices and conditions of unparauVIt distress. The discovery of gold and sil ver in extraordinary quantities, ami the great increase In the volume if metallic money resulting therefrom, re lieved this distress, and brought in its stead wonderful prosperity. Prices rose, business nourished, producers prospered, all. were happy. SubsUmt'at ly this condition would have continued if both the precious metals bad been allowed to remain In use as money, be cause they were being found in nearly sufficient quantities to increase th vol ume of money in proportion to the de velopments of business. A wicked con spiracy, however, deprived me of them of the" money function. Ik's was done with tlie deliberate purpose of raising the value of the other by rendering the supply of metallic money relatively scarcer as compared with the demand. From the hour of the consummation of this crime mankind has suffered com mercial disaster and social distress in almost constantly increasing measure. Just in proportion to the growth of artii and civilization nnd the expansion of commerce, business and industry, the inadequacy of the volume of gold a felt, its scarcity is emphasized, its value Increased. The repression of life and happiness, which is inseparable from a. long course of declining prices, has now checked development, and if continued, will ultimately stitie civilization. An eminent American. President Andrews, of Brown University, some years ago. paid: "Our national debt on September 1, 1SB.". was two and throe-quarter bill ions; it could then have been paid oft with eighteen million bales of cotton, or twenty-five million tons of bar- iron. When it had been reduced to a billion and a quarter, thirty million bales of cotton, or thirty-two million tons of iron would have been required to pay it. In other words, while a nominal shrinkage of about 55 per cent had taken place in the debt, it had, as measured in either of these two wbrM staples, actually been enlarged by some SO per cent." Although more than half the princi pal of this enormous debt and every The Outlook for -BnliaitiKs Every where Is bad. We are the f Irat tocutMiricesf.