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WASHINGTON, Fill DAY. Nto,MBEIl 18, 1898.
Price One Cent.
Number 1675.
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No Mrcat On the Flillippino
Question Contemplated.
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Sent fo Our ComnilmiioncrK in
Pnrl l'nnnj iinnlnrdH In PeII.
The action of the President and his ad
visers in taking decisive action and elim
inating from the peace controversy any
further contentions over the sovereignty
in the Philippines, as published exclusive
ly in The Times jesterdaj morning, was
the principal topic of discussion in Gov
ernment circles j esterda j .
Joy was expressed on all sides that the
United States had decided through its
highest authority that the Philippine
archipelago is as much an American pos
session as Porto Rico and would be held
os such against all comers and all Span
ish contentions or bluffs.
It was the consensus of opinion that
such a decided stand should have been
taken at the first.
The significant statement was made by
a war official that the army and navy
of the United States is prepared for any
emergency. He pointed out that ten regi
ments of regular troops and many regi
ments of volunteers are under standing
orders to be prepared for active dutj at
eight hours' notice. Also that the activity
in naval circles means much- It indi
cates he added, that an American fleet
could be placed In readiness for a demon
stration or for participation in active hos
tilities within three or four dajs.
The placing of Rear Admiral Schley on
Raiting orders at this time, to eventually
command the European squadron is also
rigarded as significant.
The activity of Agulnaldo's agents In
Europe has become an additional clement
in the peace negotiations. It Is under
stood that these Filipino diplomats, acting
under the direction of shrewd Europeans,
are representing at the courts of certain
countries that Agulnaldo's so-called gov
ernment Is an Important factor in con
sidering the future of the Pnilippines.
Ihej claim in addition to their alleged
natural rights the right of conquest, and
point out that the were waging a "suc
cessful war against Spain" when the
United States began hostilities against
that countrj and Dewev's Ileet entered
Jltnlla Baj.
These agents also point out that the
than expectation to gain her point in mak
ing this useless suggestion Therefore,
there is no reason for the United States
to jield to a whim, the gratification of
which would merely delay a task that
has already consumed too much time.
It was for the purpose of testing Span
ish good faith that jour correspondent to
day had a long conversation with a cer
tain Spanish diplomatist, ot the highest
rank. First assuming that the Americans
might accept a modified form of jester-
day's proposal, 1 asked if thej' had suffi
cient confidence in the strength of their
case to submit the protocol alone without
argument to an impartial Jurist for inter
pretation. The answer was:
"We are willing to submit the prelim
inary official correspondence and the pro
tocol itself without argument by either
side to a suitable referee for his Im
mediate decision."
"Whom would Spain suggest for arbi
trator?" I asked. ' '
The diplomatist replied: "Anj' qualified
Impartial man would be acceptable to us."
"Lord Chief Justice Russell?" I sug
gested. "Pardon me," the diplomatist said, "but
we would not regard any Englishman as
"But," I said, "I.ord Russell is an Irish
man, a Roman Catholic, and no jurist liv
ing is more fearless, independent and
"That is true," was the response. "We
had not considered his name."
There was some further discussion, end
ing with these words bj the eminent
"Yes, on consideration I think I may
saj- Spain would not reject Lord Russell's
It may seem incredible to American
readers, but as the result of long inter
views with several representatives of
Spain during the past few dajs I am
forced to believe that some of them are
sincere In thinking that the language of
the protocol does not permit the sacrifice
of Spanish soverelgntj' over the Philip
pines, and thej' are really confident that
a referee's decision would be In their fa
vor. The principal reason for their con
fidence is, of course, their imperfect
knowledge of English. There is also their
explanation of the ue of the expression
"a priori" in Duke Almodovar del Rlos's
letter of August 7. an explanation which
thej- have not jet advanced publlclj. This
is that Spain ulreadv had in mind the
necessitj' for selling the Philippines in or
der to obtain release from the financial
difficulties of the government, and had
determined to do so.
But if the Spaniards think thej- stand
some chance of winning in the arbitra
tion thej proposed jesterdaj, thej are
wlselj- skeptical about getting" the oppor
tunltj to do so. They fullj- expect the
Americans to reject the suggestions Sat
urdaj', and although thej profess to dis
believe In the immediate dellverj of an
ultimatum, such a course on the part of
the United States would hardly surprise
them, as it certainlj' would not surprise
any European diplomatist.
Spain will certainly get no encourage
ment to further postpone her acceptance
of the Inevitable. -No single ppwer has In
timated to her that it considers the
American terms onerous, and everjbodv
In the diplomatic world, as well as out
side of it, is now tired of the quibbles
which Spain Is raising to e-cape the con
sequences of her follj.
The time has come when the American
Commissioners may properlj insist on the
immediate completion of the simple tasl
Clininnnn of Mrariinna Canal Syndi
cate SajH III Grnnt la DIndlnK.
New York, Nov. 17 W. R. Grace,
chairman of the Nicaragua Canal syndi
cate, said todaj-, in reference to the re
turn of that organization's representa
tives from Nicaragua, that a clear, work
able concession had been granted them bj'
the Nlcaraguan government, ratified by
the unanimous vote of the congress, giv
ing it the exclusive right to build the
Nicaragua Canal w ith all the rlgrts atd
privileges asked for to enable this g eat
enterprise to be carried out, and that all
statements to the effect that the conces
sion was not legal and binding had no
foundation in fact.
He further stated that the government
of Nicaragua and Its legal advisers con
sidered the concession of the Mailtime
Companj- forfeited, but in deference to
the rumored wishes of the Government of
the United States, it was decided that the
Ejre-Cragin concession should take effect
fiom October 10, lbM, when the Maritime
concession lapses by limitation. Mr.
Grace added that until October 10 he la
not called upon to take anj' action in con
nection with this business, bejonii that of
completing the organization of the com
panj that will carrj' out this enterprise,
Mr. Grace declined to discuss the lights
of the Marltime.as he considered that a
matter which solely pertains to the offi
cials of that companj-. The Atlas conces
sion, so much referred to, is not, he ajs,
in anj- waj- an obstacle. He states that
thej- will place In the hands of the Gov
ernment of the United States for its In
formation copies of the concession just
obtained, in order to build the canal it
was necessarj to secure a workable con
tract, and that under concessions hitherto
granted the work could not have been
carried out without Important modlfi'a-tions.
Jniimi'M Aen Imperial lteiircHentu
tlvc Welcomed W'urmlj.
Chicago. Nov. 17. Jotura Komura, the
Mikado's newlj appointed imperial rep
resentative at Washington, Is seeing the
sights of Chicago He was met at the
Northwestern Overland Limited this
morning bj- Tatsu Goronose, the Japanese
consul, and driven to the consulate. At
noon he was the guest of honor at the
Union League Club, and this even'ng he
attended a banquet given bj the consular
corps In his honor.
Mr. Komura will remain in Chicago un
til Saturdaj-. Tomorrow he will vlflt the
stock jards, attend a luncheon at the
athletic club, given bj- his countrjmen,
and dine with II. II. Higglnbotham He
will viit the parks and poslbly the
drainage canal before leaving Ch'cago.
DurllnKlon, Vt CMUeun Prenent Ca
nadian Troops Willi Old Glorj .
Ottawa. Nov. 17. The Stars and Stripes
presented to the Torty-thlrd Battalion of
Ottawa by the citizens of Burlington, A't.,
were brought to this city by a large depu.
tation of military and civil' representa
tives accompanied by 'their wives. The
party includes Gen Peck, Col. Booth,
Capt. Hurd, Senatpr Foster, and Repre
sentative McGrarj-.
The ceremony of presentation took place
in the armory tonight and the large
building was crowded. The flag, which
was presented by Gen Peck, Is a regula
tion United States silk, standard mounted
on an oak staff, surmounied by a gold
spear. There was an extraordlnarj' out
burst of enthusiasm when the flags of the
two nations were blended, and cheers
were given for the President of the United
States, the bands plajlng American and
national anthems.
Gen Hutton, the new commander "of
the militia, welcomed the Americans on
behalf of the mllltarj and the minister of
militia of the government. Tile minister.
In the course of his speech said:
"I believe the daj Ms not far distant
when the two great Anglo-Saxon nations
will stand shoulder to shoulder. That al
liance would guarantee peace to the world,
but If war did come It should only be in
defense of the great principles of personal
llbertj- and commerlcal freedom."
After the presentation, the visitors were
entertained bj- Gen. Hutton at his residence.
Negroes Meet in New York to
Denounce Mob's Action.
Hot-IIendcd T.caderH Evince a Spirit
of Heens IHntM of a. IJnj- of
IVnrful lleckoiiinir Dr. Neott'i
I. on nnd IrrltntliiBT luKlnuatloim
A I'rencher'M Admonition ot to
Die Alone.
Fllfnlnn fnrpps uprp nn iinnortnlil nart nf
the victorious armj. which conquered the which thej came to Paris to perform
Spaniards and that their soldiers now
occupj- Islands In 'the group which were
captured bj Agulnaldo's armj alone from
Thej- base upon these claims their al
leged right to take a leading part in the
disposition and future of the archipelago.
Press dispatches from Rome and Berlin
Indicate that these traveling agents of
the Insurgent leader have exerted some
influence In both Italy and Germanj.
Angoncillo, the accredited representa
tive of Agulnaldo, went to Paris after his
chilly reception at the White House by
President McKinley. His reception bj' the
American and Spanish Peace Commission
ers was equallj- frigid, and he disappeared
mjsteriouslj- from the French capital.
This disappearing Filipino was next
heard from at Berlin and is now believed
to be In Rome.
State Department officials believe that
since leaving Washington, Agulnaldo's
cmlssarj- has been emplojlng himself ac-tivelj-
throughout Europe.
Spain's troubles are multipljing, accord
ing to reports received at the State De
partment. The latest information is to
the effect that in addition to the Carllst
uprisings, the Moors arc congregating
and arming for the announced purpose of
driving Spain from her possessions In Af
rica "Poor,degentrateSpain,"sald Capt. Nor
ris jesterdaj- when he heard of this move
on the part of the fierce and warlike
Moors, ' it appears after centuries of mis
rule, crueitj, and barbarity, that retribu
tive justice has overtaken her at last and
even the lower nations of the earth, who
make no claim to civilization, are enter
ing into the natural consplracj- to wipe
her from the face of the map."
No steps were taken at the War De
partment jesterdaj to order anj of the
American armj In the Philippines to the
Island of Panay to protect the Spanish
garrison and population from massacre
at the hands of the enraged and icto
rious Irsurgents. It Is not considered ad
visable to do so. Administration officers
say, with the peace negotiations at Paris
In their present state of uncerlaintj.
It was learned jesterdav that the Presi
dent sent to Chairman Daj-, at Paris, at
a late hour AVedneeday- night a supple
mental dispatch making the explicit in
structions of Wednesdaj' forenoon even
more explicit and "sealing the loun of
Spain's soverelgntj in the Philippines,'
us a friend of the President expressed It.
nearlj- two months ago
The Spaniards have still two or three
moves In reserve, onlj- one of which Is of
anj- importance, and that ha been fullj
discounted in these dispatches All these
maneuvers should be forestalled in a
brief, decisive message to b delivered at
Saturdaj 's session
.Aothins: Clin lie Giiiucil lis Portlier
Dllnd.r) Tiie-Mcx. It Sn.
Madrid, Nov. 17. The newspapers here
do not conceal their conviction that the
suggestion to arbitrate on the protocol Is
useless. Thej- urge the abandonment of
dilatory' tactics and the hastening of the
conclusion of the peace negotiations, as
nothing can be gained bj- prolonging dis
cussions with opponents who are perfeci-lj-
determined beforehand to have their
own waj knowing that Spain cannot re
new the struggle or expect European as
sistance They do not Indorse the ministerial ex
planation that Spain is prolonging the
negotiations with the view to exhausting
everj- possible device in defense of the
country's rights Thej saj it would be
far better to settle on any terms and al
low tho countrj to attend to Its domestic,
espeeiallj- its financial, affairs.
Simln'M London ?ent SnjN tli- Pre
tcmler Got "No Alonej There.
London, Nov 17 Count dc Rascon, the
Spanish ambassador here, denies tuat
Don Carlos, the Spanish pretender, has
raised a loan In this citj
Three "Men Ilndlv Burned ejirchlnu;
for a Lcuk. In h Alnlu.
St. Louis, Nov. 17 Wilbur Grehan,
Frank Welmjer and George Allen, em
plojes of the Laclede Gas Light Companj-,
were badlj burned bj- an explosion jes
terdaj afternoon. Grehan and Welmjer
ure in a serious condition. The men were
going Into a manhole to search for a leak
when their lighted lanterns Ignited the
accumulated ga.
ProfcKHlonnl CrucUii en l'nc I nn-
niile to Open the Sufc.
Sioux Cltj-, la., Nov. 17. The postoffice
at Smlthland, near here, was burglarized
earlj jesterdaj morning, and between J3W
and $400 worth of stamps, J150 In cash and
some jewelrj- were taken, in all amount
ing to about JlsOO Djnamite.was used to
blow open the safe. It was evldentlj the
work of professionals No clew has been
found to the burglars.
ClilimlicrluIii'N lVorilH I'lml
Item!) Echo In ilerltit.
Berlin, Nov. 17. The aspirations of Mr.
Joseph Chamberlain, the British colonial
secretarj-, for an Anglo-German entente,
to which he gave utterance in his speech
at Manchester jesterdaj, are well le
eched bj the press here, which, however,
contends that the relations between the
two countries would never have been
otherwise than frlendlj-,biit for Great
Britain's determined oppouilion to Ger
man, colonial development.
The National Zeitung fajs that an
amicable settlement of differences would
be welcome, but a change in England's
attitude Is necessarj.
Tho Tageblatt says that an entente
would be extremelj- advantageous to both
The Cologne Gazette declares that it
sees no ground for refusing the hand that
Mr. Chamberlain extends, but It adds
that co-operation is only possible on the
basis of equal rights
The Post Sdjs It will be. well to regard
Mr. Chamberlain's allusion to the
communltj" of Interests in Asia of Great
Britain, the United States, Germanj- and
Japan as a "feeler" so far as Germanj-
ls concerned.
t'nrdliull GHilioiiH Celelirutcx Ponti
flclnl Ilieli Mil n Ilnltliuore.
Baltimore, Nov. 17 Cardinal Gibbons
celebrated solemn pontifical high mass
this morning at the cathedral for the late
Mot Rev. William Hlcklej Gross, arch
blshof of Oregon.
Over 100 "urpliced semlnirlans chinled
the mass and the cardinal pronounced
the eulogj. The burial was at the ceme
tery of the Most Holy Redeemer.
Murderer I)tiNlie leitfn vMlrnlim
Out AMtli an Iron Weight.
Vancouver, B C. Nov . 17. George Lake,
an American citizen keeping a large store
In Chemulpo, Korea, has ben murdered.
The murderer crept into the bedroom and
with an iron weight attached to a Chinese
steeljard dashed the man's brains out
while he was sleeping
The United States legation at Seoul Im
paneled a coroner's jurj- and in less than
three dajs Patrick Flannagan. an Ameri
can citizen, was in jail. Flannagan had
been working for the murdered man He
is believed to be an accomplice of the
New York, Nov. 17. Despite the best
efforts of Its organizers, the meeting of
colored people at Cooper Union tonight
to denounce the action of the mob In Wil
mington, N. C, evinced a spirit of re
venge. Some oflhe speakers were mod
erate In their remarks and wise In coun
sel, but there were others, and these were
the ones who roused the most enthusiasm,
who spoke of a daj- to come, sooner or
later, when the blacks should revenge
themselves for all the persecutions thej
have undergone, and the speech of one of
the orators was along the verj- lines
which resulted In the Wilmington riots.
An amendment to the resolutions advo
cating retaliatory measures was handed
up, but was smotnerea.
The meeting was called to order by
Thomas Fortune, who introduced as
chairman, Ebenezer J. Barrett, former
minister to Haiti. Mr. Fortune was the
first speaker. He began bj- sajlng:
"We do not come here with djnamlte
or Winchesters, but to appeal against the
mobocracy ot white men in the South, to
appeal to the better feeling of this great
country, to appeal from the white Caesar
drunk to the white Caesar sober, as
American citizens to demand our rights
under the flag."
"Yes jes," shouted the crowd eagerly.
"And how shall we have them?' pur
sued the speaker.
it .was the spark of the train. The
answer came thunderinglj from all parts
of the hall:
Tight for them! Fight! Fight!"
"No, no," cried a few of the cooler
heads on the stage.
"Order, order. "We came here for order."
Mr. "Fortune reminded his audience. "We
did not come to arouse, revenge."
There was some applause and cries ot
"That's right!" but they were drowned
bj the voice of a big negro who shouted
at the top of his voice:
"No.no! Kill 'em! Give 'em what, they
gave us!"
"Put Tilm out," "Order," "He's all
rlKht," "Let him talk," "Run him out.
If not well. If there's nothing else to do.
If- you've got to die. don't die by j our
selves (cheers and jells)."
B. G. Grannls, of the Social Purity
League; Richard Googan, and "W. II. Hun
ter also spoke.
Stor of IIIn Abrupt Depitrturc Prom
South Carolina.
R. L Tolbert, the Rtpubl'can nominee
for Congress In the Third South Carolina
district, who left his home In Abbejville
because of the threat of the mob wM:h
shot his father and brother, after laying
ids case before the President and Attor
ney General Griggs, has Issued a state
ment of the events leading up to his
abrupt departure.
He made a canvass of the district, be
says, and had returned to his home to
vote, when he was Informed that hs
brother. T. P. Tolbert. had bitn shot and
mortally wounded at Phoenix. His
father, who is collector of the port at
Charleston, and who also came home lo
vote, started with a nephew to ths reW
of the wounded son. and were fired upon
bj .1 mob of fortj or flftj- mn. The
father and nephew were both badlj
wounded. Tolbert sajs he met his father
on the road, took him to the house of
Major White, a prominent Democrat and
a life-long friend of his father, where
medical relief was rendered and thej
spent the night.
Earlj AVednesdaj- he took Us father to
his home, where he arrived In such an ex
hausted condition that tie phjsiclan was
again summoned, but said the people
would not let him come. Wednesday
afternoon Tolbert's horse was, he sajs,
taken from the driver at Greenwood, tne
latter escaping from the crowd and run
ning eight miles to notifj- Tolbirt tint
the mob would be at Tolbert's house that
evening to kill Tolbert, his father and his
Gen. Wood Orders Their Re
tirement From San Lnis.
Little- tlention Paid to Hie Pre
ltiuitliiKH llnrul Policeman Kill a,
Drunken InMUrccnt Jlnnr ot Per
e'n Former-S-oIdler "Will 'ot Glvo
L Arnm nnd Take- to ther Hilla.
Santiago de Cuba. Nov. 17. Gen. Wood
decided today to remove the three negro
regiments the Ninth Immunes. Twenty
Third Kansas, and Eighth Illinois some
members of which were responsible for
the riot on Monday, from San Luis and
station them temporarily in camp on tha
wooded hills five miles back of the town.
The officers will be Instructed to allow
none of the men to go into San Luis, ex
cept on important business.
Gen. Wood called the commanding of
ficers of the three regiments today and
told them that unless they speedllj- got
their men Into shape for duty he would
take their arms away and suspend them
from the functions of soldiers. When the
riot occurred there were no regular army
officers at San Luis. Gen. Ewers and CoL
Crane are both ill. Col. Marshall, of the
Eighth Illinois, a negro. Is the senior of
ficer of the brigade at present,
Gen. Wood has decided to put one of tha
negro regiments on Ratones Caj', a small
island near the entrance of the bay. a
He sent his wife and cni dreii j mile from the nearest land, as soon as ar-
to a hamlet fifteen miles away for -afetj, ranaements can be made for the transfer.
This encampment will probably fail to the
lot of the regiment which contributed the
largest number of men to the crowd
which caused the disorder Monday.
and appealed to Sheriff Nance, of Abbey-
llle County, for protection of the life of i
i the elder Tolbert, an old schoolmate ana
armj comrade of the sheriff. The latter
replied as follows:
"Abbej-vllle, S. C.
"R. I. Tolbert, Jr.: I am sick and tan-
The local papers continue to attack the
Americans todaj-. The editors became
not come out tonight. I have " au-f boioer after seeing In print the stuff they
to jour house without an order from the
governor. I am jours,
"Sheriff of Abbejville Countj-."
Fearing the mob would burn the huse
and kill them all, the Tolbert bojs, wi'h
the help of six colored men, carried their
father to the railroad, three miles away,
and flagged the train bj building n tire
He was taken to Columbia, one of the
1 sons going along to assist, and both were
arrested on arrival there for Inciting riot,
being locked up in the penitentiarj"-
Tolbert, Thursdaj- morning; arranged
his affairs so they could be handled bj
hls executors if he were murdered and
There were hisses and applause inter- 1 then went to bid his wife and family
minzled. but in an instant Mr. Tortune good-bje, as he then supposed, for the
Kid thi meeting Under control again
T can't blnrriP anj men," said he, "for
feeling some resentment but he's a fool
who butts' his head against a. stone wall. L telling him that a desperate characters
llnx n Hope That Her rMtmtliiu
Prolonl A ill lie Accepted.
(Special Cablegram Copj righted )
Paris. Nov. 17. The American answer
the Spanish proposal that the Interpreta.
tion of the third article of the protocol
be referred to arbitration will be a re
fusal. Such is the unanimous decision of
the American Commissioners, and nothing
except contrary' Instructions from Wash,
lngton, which nobodj In Paris believes
possible, will prevent the dellverj- of the
rejection Saturdaj-, accompanied bj- a de
mand for an Immediate answer from
Spain to the question of her acceptance
of the American terms.
The reason for this prompt decision of
the American representatives is thit thej
do not believe that the Spaniards made
the arbitration offer in good faith This
belief Is most natural. It Is almost im
possible, as an American official said, to
jour correspondent today, for anv-Eng-
lish-snp.-iUmr nerson to conceive any-
PirMt hesNlnn of the Hoard Orgnii
je for Active Aorlf.
Havana, Nov. 17. The American Board
of Trade of the Island ot Cuba held its
first session todtv, with representatives
of the principal American firms engaged
In the Cuban trade.
It was resolved to elect directors next
week and to draft a petition to President
McKinlej setting forth the damage that
w 111 result to the countrj- and trade if the
Americans delay long In taking control
of the island.
La Lucha sajs that President McK'nlev
desires to bring about a restoration of the
agricultural and other Industries in the
island and that Gen. Garcia, in addition
to discussing with him the affairs of the
Cuban army, will endeavor to obtain con
cessions in Washington in favor of the
Cuban trade.
AKxistnnt Secretarj of "War the
Cucxt of Mr. llnnun.
Cleveland, Nov. 17. Assistant Secretary
of War Melklejohn arrived here this
afternoon and is the guest tonight of
Senator M. A. Hanna. He Is confident
that the Nebraska legislature will elect
a Republican United States senator. He
will go to Washington tomorrow.
The Knitter Meet nil Accident In
Sniiixnli Ilaj.
I.ondon, Nov. IS. A dispatch to the
Times from Shanghai saj that the Ger
man flagship Kaiser has met with an ac
cident in Samsah Bav,
The German consulate announces that
the results of the accident are less serious
than were anticipated and will not neces
sitate a postponement ot the ceiemouj of
inaugurating the memorial to the men
who were lost at the line the German
warship litis was wreckedj
last time. He took the train at Donalds
for Greenville, the conductor offering him
protection cs best he could give and
Political Coimldcrlitlonn ulil to lie
Behind the Action.
London, Nov. IS The Berlin corre
spondent of the Dally News sajs that,
notwithstanding the official explanation,
the emperor's sudden abandonment of his
plan to return to Germany bj the sea
route was one ot political, consideration.
To lufcnect O'e OM ettc.
,w mn!n of the third artice-tf the A board of sun ey; w-iin crij uen. 0l
.--. .-.-.. ". r - it .-j...i. 1 c Hiinihii- .41 Iis head, has been ar-
Uun thai, it- puces iuiwnuns-- - "
political fate of the Philippines In the
hands of the commission for decision.
The proposal to arbitrate could scarce
ij be more superfluous. The inference
must be that Spain has other motives
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Gen. finrcln's Uciinrturc the Oeen
Nion of llncli niitlillMlnHiu.
Havana, Nov. 17. The departure of
Gen. Callxto Garcia and the other Cuban-
commissioners for New York and
"Washington was made the occasion of an
enthusiastic demonstration. The steamer
was surrounded bj- many tugs filled with
men and women, who cheered for Gen.
Garcia, Cuba, the United States and
President McKinlej-. The wharves were
crowded with people anxious to see the
well-known Cuban general and bid him
good-bje and when he came to the dock
to embark he had an ovation.
pointed bj the. War Department "to meet
on board .the Olivette, now-ljing at Phila
delphia. Pa , November 17, 1SSS, or as soon
thereafter: as practicable for the- pur
pose of Inspecting all the damaged prop-ertj-
on that vessel and recommending its
'Hie Ilcv. Ilr. Aiuiilcvvntcr. of the
bcvciitj-llrnt. IlcHcutx JIlt..ri..
New York. Nov. 17 The Rev. Dr.
George R. Vandevvater has resigned the
chaplalncj of the Scventj -first Reg m'nt,
and the officers saj that the realgnat'ou
is the direct result of the insults which
were cast upon the chaplain when his
effigy was torn lo pieces nnd trampled
upon bv several hundred privates of the
Seventj-flrst In the armorj on Tuesdaj.
while others stood about and hooted Dr.
Vandewater sent the paper, which was a
formal resignation of the office of chap
lain by a special messenger to Ad.t.
Abeel last night. The receipt of the doc
ument was bj no means a surprise to
Adjt. Abeel, as Dr. Vandewater had yes
terday morning expressed his resentment
of the demonstrations in emphatic terms.
Dr. Vandevvater was hardly ab'e to re
strain himself when he entered the ar
mory jesterdaj and the sneers on the
faces of the men as thej crowded abut
him, giving him barely room to pas,
caused his face to redden perceptlblj.
Dr. Vandewater would not saj this
morning when seen at his home, 7 AVest
One Hundred and Twentj'-second Street,
whether he had resigned. In regard to''
the trouble, howeverhe snld:
"I have been with the Seventj-fi st Reg
iment for seven jears, and have served
it faithfullj and well. I was honorably
discharged, and onmj- discharge papers
: -r ttr. it... t iTr .iTT..r--1 i xnrc
was written inac i nau serveu it luiiu
fully. I am unwilling to remain with a
body of men who haveno more idea of
military dignity than toinsult and abusa
me In the wa j- that they- bav e doneJ
Dr. Vandewater's resignation will be
handled in the usual waj, and at the
proper time will be sent to the adjutant
general at Albanj-.
Three JiipnncBc 'choonern and One
Meniner I. out Off Sllicrln.
Vancouver, B. C , Nov. 17. The Empress
of China brings the news- of a terrific
storm oft the coist of Saghalien, Siberia,
on October 10 Three Japanese schooners
and one steamer were lost. Sitj-five
men were drowned.
It Unit Hcen Tec-mlttcd to tin- Coun
cil of lir.
Paris, Nov. 17 The case of Col. Pic
quart, who Is confined Jn the Cherche
Midi mllltarj prison, on ,the charge of
using forged documents in Connection with
the Drejfus case, has been remmea
the council of war.
Don't im $2 cluewlicrc for Doors,
Llbbej & Co sell same quality for 1.
Illlnds licdt innnnfncfnrcil ?l pair,
at Llbbej S. Co.' s clear, white pine.
Scnor filri. n Suth It JAVI11 lie In
Force Slxl l)n; Iineer.
Madrid, Nov. 17. Scnor Rpmero Glron,
minister of the colonies, hasjnformed the
Barcelona board of trade.' that the cus
toms tariff at Havana, would remain In
force for slxtj- dajs. longer--
Sir Gcorjre Ilnden-I'ovvcll 111.
London, Nov., 17.-Sir George Baden
Powell, member of parliament for the
Kirkdale division of ;Ltv nrpool. Is serlous
lv 111. The bulletlnsissued this afternoon
declare his condltionVa0 causing his fam
ily and friends greai alarm,;'
- ' ' L '
Senor Swrnatef, Couvulenceut.
Madrid, Nov. 17. Prime Minister Sagas
"tcTis now convalescent -He ts able to go
out doors e l "
"Let the white men of the South pro
claim themselves the lawless element.
Let us have patience. We are a peace
able, religious, law-abiding race Let t.s
continue so. There are todaj thousands
of white men and women In the Southern
States who are opposed to the ruffianism
of the persecutors of our people. AVe
want that element with us. AVe want all
the law-abiding and law-loving elements
of our nation. That's the path to vic-torj-,
and jou know It, (Applause) That
will win In the end."
Joeph D. Peaker, president of the State
Sumner League ot Connecticut, and Law
son N. Fuller made brief speeches.
The chairman then introduced George
AV. Brown, a negro who escaped from
North Carolina onlj to meet violence over
the border, and who finallj made his way
here. Mr. Brown did not make any speech,
having nothing to saj. according to- hH
statement, and Dr. J. N. Scott a minister
from North Carolina, was introduced. Dr.
Scott made a speech which would not. to
the average Northern man, be of any
rre.it slrrniflcance should he read a -ver
batim report of It, but with the emphasis
which he gave It and the commentary of
the audience it was fun ot meaning me
most unmistakable Near the reporter
sat a Southern bred man. Before the
speech was over he was pale to the lips
and as he went out he stopped and said
to the reporter:
"You can put this down: That if he il
made those insinuations in the South, he
would never have lived to finish the
At the outset of his speech Dr. Scott
said that in A-ilmington white ministers
were going about carrying guns and abet
ting the lawlessness and asking that the
n.itnlts and Christian people here should
denounce such "exponents of the gospel.
He also said the reason for the persecu
tion of the negroes In the South was that
the negroes are getting all the land away
from the whites
But this Is the part of his speech that
aroused the audience to the keenest evi
dence of delight thit had been shown
during the evening:
"Nowadavs we hear of a great manj
ljnchings of colored meiu- It takes verj
little cause now to ljnch a colored man.
Arell, It didn't used to be so. Down In
my part of the South I know- how It used
to be. The joung colored bojt the nicest
of them used to put young mistress in
the buggv in the morning and drive her
to school and lift her out and leave her
there; then they'd come after her and
lift her back In again and take her home.
Was anjbodj Ij nched then? '
There was loud laughter and shots of
"No. no ljnchlng then."
"That boj would take joung mistress
all around, and he never got lj nched for
It. (Laughter and applause ) AA'hj-. he'd
even have to go Into joung mistress'
room In the morning and put it in order."
Here the speaker's remarks were inter
rupted bj- a perfect storm of laughtei and
applause. One might have supposed thit
a witticism of most stupendous merit
had been uttered. AA'ave after wave of
applause kept the speaker waiting, and
when he finally got a chance to go on he
spoke of the pride of the Southerners
used to feel in a fine mulatto boj or
AA'hen, at the end of his speech, he
mentioned President McKinlej 's name
there were cheers.
Almost as much applause as was given
to the foregoing speaker was roused by
his successor, the Rev. AA. H. Brooks,
who said:
"Don't go out with jour shotguns to
shoot down jour oppressors. Don't do It;
not rcadj- jet. AA'hite man has the rail
road, the telegraph, all the facilities.
Other races have looked in the eye of
the white man and have perished. The
colored man looks the white man In the
eje and lives (cheers). Let us keep cool.
Keep a grip on jourself and jour teeth
closed. AA'ln peacefullj- If jou can, but
picked for the occasion, had gotten off
at Donalds with instructions to kill Tol
bert. He was advised bj- the conductor to sur
render to the sheriff at Greenville, and
wired the latter to meet the train with
a carriage. The sheriff met Tolbert at
the train nnd protected him until he left
for Washington. He reached here Fri
day morning.
"The canse of the trouble," Tolbert
sajs, "was the affidavits of voters that
mj- brother, Tom Tolbert, was having
subscribed to and witnessed at said vot
ing precincts. Tom had secured the per
mission of the owner of the storehouse
to take these affidavits In his store. Mr.
Watson gave him a box and chair on the
piazza on which to take these affidavits.
J. I. Elheridge, the Democratic manager
at Gaines's polling precinct, two miles
and a half off, came over to Phoenix, with
the avowed purpose of driving Tom Tol
bert away from the polls with these af
fidav its.
"Etheridge insulted Tom Tolbert by
curslnghlm, kicking over the box and ink
and at the same time striking him. Tol
bert struck back, another man, Cheatham,
beat Tolbert with a stick, and all three
clinched. The other Democrats ran down
stairs As thej- came out of the door
onto the piazza, with guns and pistols, the
firing began and one of the first shots
killed Etheridge. Tolbert was also shot
down, receiving n load of buckshot in his
arm and a load of small shot in his left
lung. After the shooting was over and
the guns emptied, Tolbert got up and said
to the mob:
" 'You have-shot me almost unto death.
I have no arms jou can kill me, but -jou
can't change mj- politics, and started off"
for home. After going half a mile, he
fainted on the roadside, and was carried
bj- different pirties from point to point
until he reached his home, nobody being
with him but his aunt to attend his
wounds. The mob Increased to 150 or JOO
strong at Phoenix, and sent a party of
fortj- or flftj in pursuit of Tom.
"After falling to make Tom confess to
the killing of Etheridge, or tell what ne
gro did kill him, they were just in the
act of leaving when mj father and little
len-j ear-old nephew drove up and were
assaulted without notice from them."
had written yesterday, and finding that
they were not clapped Into jail for writing
it. The burden of tneir articles today Is
that it Gen. Wood does not probe the San
Luis matter to the bottom they will make
an appeal direct to President .cKlnley,
and then, if they do not get justice, they
will act for themselves. They declare
it is an outrage for the Americans, to send
b-vndlts and criminals to maintain order
in Cuba.
The Indepencia tells Gen. Wood that he
is listening too much to soft advisers,
meaning Gens. Garcia and Castillo, whi
have not the real interests of Cuba at
heart. It adds that If their advice is fol
lowed the consequences to the Americans
in Cuba will be serious. The paper sajs.
that, base as the Spaniards were, thej
ncver commltted-an act so atrocious a3
the massacre at San Luis.
The novelty of such talk has worn
awaj and sensible Cubans and Americans
are no longer amused by It.
News was received from. Guantanamo
today that one of Pedro Perez's rural po
lice, in attempting to disarm a drunken
Cuban soldier, became Involved in a tight
and had to kill the soldier. The man who
did the killing was a member of Perez's
regiment during the rebellion.
Gen. Perez has telegraphed to Gen.
"Wood that he would soon have the rural
police force at Guantanamo completely
organized, and that they would then be
capable of maintaining order throughout
the district. Gen. Perez has made many
enemies among his former soldle-s by ac
cepting the post of major of Guantanamo
under the American Government. He Is
not having as much success as was ex
pected in disbanding the Cuban forces In
the district. Several bands have refused
to surrender their arms, and have taken
to the hills.
Gen. Wood has appointed Gonzales
Perez judge of the Court ot Flr,t Instincc
in the Guantanamo district. The judge is
a relative of Pedro Perez."
The Fourth Gallegos, formerlj part of
the Spanish forces In the province or
Pinar del Rio, arrived today on an Eng
lish steamer from Havana- They were
landed on the iron pier, loaded on trains
and dispatched lmmediatelj- to the Spanish-American
and Jurasua mines at Slbo
ney and' Baiquiri. They got through the
town so quietly- that the Cubans who
have been talking of not allowing then
to land did not know thej- were here.
Seen Tiieaduj I'lootlnjr Bottom I p
On sjan Snlvndor.
Santiago de Cuba, Nov. 17. The trans
port Port A'ictor, which arrived todaj, re
ports that she almost ran into a wreck
that was floating bottom up just outside
Crooked Island Passage, off the Island of
San Salvador, two nights ago.
The Port A'ictor's officers were unable to
make out the character of the wreck,
owing to the darkness. It was that of a
large vessel, however.
Hoard of BrIciilturc "Will ot Tempt
Vllte in Tllllt AVuj AKniu.
Chicago, Nov-. 17. There will fce no horse
show here this jear. J. C. Pearce. who
was active In the 1S97 exhibition, on behalf
of the Illinois State Board of Agriculture,
sajs it will not tempt fate in that direc
tion again. Lack of a suitable building
is assigned as a cause of the project's
Cuhnn Ui'lefinte Poss Tlironcrli Tnm
pn an Their AVnj Here.
Tampa, Fla , Nov. 17. A distinguished
party ot Cubans passed through this clty
this afternoon from the Island, en route
to AVashtngton. Thej- were met at the
depot by the Cuban band and a large
crowd of Cubans. The partj includes
Major General Callxto Garcia, Gen. Jose
Miguel Gomez, Dr. Jose A Gonzales,
Manuel Sangully, and Ramon Vlllalon.
The commission was appointed bj the
recent congress of the Cuban revolution
ary part j to confer with President McKinlej-and
his Cabinet on the present and
future plans for the government of Cuba
and to present a plea for the establish
ment of an Independent Republican form
of government.
Gen. Garcia placed no particular cred
ence In the warlike rumors that are pre
valent In the States, as he sajs the Span
iards are entirelj- dethroned.
Cnnip I.one Buildings. Etc, Sold.
Exeter, N. H.. Nov. 17 The buildings
and camping utensils at Camp Long,
where the Spanish prisoners were kept
previous to their departure for Spain,
were sold at auction today, netting $569 til.
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