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Fir, followed by Increasing cloudiness !
nd probably showers Saturday; light va-
riabie winds.
Circulation Yesterdayr-44,189
Number 1689.
Price One Cent.
All Europe, He Says, Winked
at the Spoliation of Spain.
The Premier ThlnUM the Philippines
Will Prove hpaln'M .WenKer
Hope Immunlt) From Culontnl
DelitH VMM Itclleve tin? KIllKiIoin
Some IuuiiitifN Itrsrnrillnir Iberian
Intlnclhlllt) Tlie Wnll of a IK
frutcil Champion.
Madrid. Dec L A leading Sranish
journalist lias obtained from Sagasta tha
following declaration, which the premier
preferred should be published in Us own
words, instead of in the form of an ill
ten lew: I Che the full text of Hie
"Euroio has remained Indifferent to
our sjioliution. In their selfishness the
nations have only cared for their Min
colonial expansion The) do not Know
that Spain, nA today, can recover its
old power b making tlie nece-sar) ef
forts and sacrifices as countries equally
despoiled hae done.
"Then she will again become an im
portant factor among the great powers.
Kven now she can be of soma weight In
the balance of nation-, by Inclining herse f
to one side or the other. AVe shall work
energetical!) to reconquer our position
bj means of good administration, which
Is the basis of wealth. Internal re.'o.m
will lie the base of m program and cf
the program of eerj partj leader tiue
to Spain
"The red book that Is to be published
tl.4s moi-th w'll contain proofs of the in
iquity which was finall accomplished In
Paris on Wednesday b) the United
States Commission, and which is the
greatest shame known in history.
"The end of t.lc ri ..tec-nth centur) is
marked b) the- brutal establishment of
force over r'sht, .is In the times of bar
barit) "All Spain feels, like, mjself, the ternblo
wounntr mulcted on her. GoJ and time
w 'I avenge u; for -uch crimes cannot re
iraln unpunished, nor will the hjpocrlt
!ca! cover of humanltaiCcslsm under
wViloh the United States have obtained
their ends prevent that punishment.
"The Philippines will bo our llrst
a.verger The American, arm) will be
decimated b fever and war the moment
It will have to go out of the towns and
fight the rebels. The treacherous Taga
hr. native insurrectionists, will force the
Americans to keep in the Philippines a
large arm) of occupation and pend man
millions in sending expeditions and keep
ing there .t Meet We are deH-ply pained
at tlie gash made In our rolonlal posse---jion-
but b) taking: awnj the Philippines
from us we have he-en relieed of a
great burden
"Our first thought in regenerating and
reconstituting our country is to put for
ward the means for keeping what we Mill
have- of our possessions in the Pacific,
the Atlantic the Meuitt rrantan and the
coast of Africa and prevent rapacious na
tions who covet our dumlnions from set
ting foot on those jKv-essIons or extend
ing their hand-, even to some Spanish
"It Is true that not even the united
Kjuadrons of the world would be able to
conquer our peninsular
"The nation en masse would defepd it
gainst the modem colossi as it did
against the o'd Tlie rceonstltutlon of our
strength will not take so long as many
people seem to think If we have not got
to pav the Oubin and Philippine ciebts we
shall be. able to iiay In Lve )cars the three
thousand million pesetas we liave spent
in our colonial wars, and we sliall also be
able to wine out other debts, but if we
are loaded with the Philippine and Cuban
debts our financial regeneration will take
much longer, perhaps, twenty ears. Of
course, a. Carllst war would upset all
these calculations "
One Must "Oiiim Iteverciic-e for ltoj
lllts When In Gcrmmi.
Berlin, Dec. 1 Frank Knaak, the New
York engineer who is in custod) here on
a charge of lese majesto, is the most
talked of man in Berlin at present. Club
members and the portion of the public
which gathers in tho cafes are busy dis
cussing his arrest.
More sjmpathy is expressed for him
than blame The public blames the in
dividual whoso officio jsness led him to
abandon his dinner and Hunt up a po
liceman to arrest a stranger In Berlin.
The residents of the cltj do not like-the
reputation that the repeated prosecutions
for leso majeste give the capital, espe
ciall) in the minds of foreigners, who,
it is believed, will keep away from a
place where an unconsidered word might
lead to their arrest and imprisonment.
The Vorwacrts, the organ of the Social
Demoeracj , makes a spread on the Knaak
case and comments btrongly on the "de
nunciation pot." It declares that the
United States embtss) lias often warned
Americans visiting in Germany of the
dangers attending the free utterance of
opinion in this countr).
Mr. Knaak'h law) or, in discussing tlie
rase, said that his client had partaken
freely of wine on Thanksgiving Da), and
his Ideas had become somewhat mixed.
Knaak and his companions in the restau
rant where the arrest was made were
discussing a famous Berlin parson whose
name Is also Knaak, and who recent! as
serted that the earth does not move
around the sun, but the sun aro.ml the
earth. This was before the conversation
touched upon the emperor. Mr. Knaak's
brain not being In good working order,
his mind did not follow the drift of the
conversation with its normal speed, and
ho made the Incriminating remark, which
is said to have been "calfshead," be lev
ins that Pastor Knaak was still being
Herr ralenbcrff. rroprietor of the
Rs .hsk'eller Restaurant, who is a friend
of Mr. Knaak, has been seen b these In
terested in tho defense. He recalls that
Mr Knaak once aid that he admired Em
peror William greatl) and that his maj
esty was high!) esteemed in America It
is hoped that his testimony will be use
ful to the defendant.
Llnliu Ihnl She Mioulil rrofit Ii
merlen'n Vlelorj.
Berlin. Dec 1. Tlie Jingo organs here
are carr)ingNm an agitation in favor of
German) deriving some benefit from the
Spanish-American war The) say that
German) ought to receive compensation
for Spain's cession of the Suiu 1-Iand3 to
the United States, and that she should
ask the latter to abandon her shire In
the Joint government of Samoa.
The Tages-Zeltung believes if-America
retires from Samoa, German) could easily
make an arrangement vvlth Great Britain
by which she (German)) would have the
sole oice In the government of Samoa.
Motirulii? fur the llmprcxn litis MotH-lll-I
Vienna, Dec. 1. Although the festivities
with which It was Intended to celebrate
the Jubilee of Umperor l'rancls Joseph
have been considernbl) modified owing to
the assassination of the empress at Ge
neva, tomorrow's anniversary- will bo cel
ebrated with .i certain amount of display.
Tho preparations are busily advancing.
The city Is alread) gay with llags and
garlands. The Illumlnatlon'of the build
ings tomorrow1 alight will be on a grand
scale. Sevent)-two thousand lights will
be empio) oil on the Tow n Hall. A major
ity of the private houses are making prep
arations for Illuminations.
A torchlight procession of 5 000 firemen
and veterans started from fie Town Hall
tonight and paraded through tho city,
followed by thousands of spectators They
Anally assembled In the King Strasse,
where later several military bands con
verged and placd the national anthem.
Presents aro pouring In on his majesty,
who, however, will receive no deputa
tions. Frida)'s Official Gazette will an
nounce the conferring of ubqut five thou
sand decoration-, in honor of thj anniversary.
lie- lvocntcN Mllltnr) Guv eminent
for the l-lillIppliu-H.
Paris Dec. 1. Tho reason vvh) tho
Spanish and American Comm!s--'ons con
cluded at the last moment to meet to
morrow rather than today, was parti) be
cause the) hoped to gain time b) stud)
Ing the details of the articles not vet
acted unon in their -separate meetings,
but mainly because Gen Merrltt monopo
lized tlie most of tho tension of the
American Commission. SiKaklng of the
American government of the islands. Gen
Men'T mid:
"A military govcrrcr-'hlp is th only
one which will suit the l'hllinrlncs for
man) )rars. Tho United States Consti
tution will not block the way. I believe
President McKirfey favors a ml'.ltar)
governorship. I have recommended It.
Tho rilip'nos will not be troublesome
against tho American."
"VIl-Hhilri- for (n iumlm'-nt n tin-Iii(cre-t
tif Col. lIi quart.
Paris, Dec iln the -"-nate todaj M
Waldt-ck-Housseau present-d a bill to
amend the criminal code so that the Court
of Cas--at!on will be- empowered to order
the- adjournement at it- discretion of am
prosecution The bi'l alms to en ible the
court to iKistpone the trial of Col Pic
quirt, the promoters of th measure
being of tli opinion that the court doss
not posess that power at present. The
government did not oppo-e the- bill, but
objected to giving It i-rgenc), which the
promotf rs dcmomle-d.
. A division on the dem ind for urgene)
re-ulted In a tie vote 113 to II J The bill
will, therefore, await its turn for consid
Content Ovt-r 'l-n AUIlloiis Left l n
i'nitlldlxui I.:til.
Pari', Dc 1 Much interest is dl
plajed here In a case arising from the will
of a Canadian lady, the widow of a
"wealthy EnglUhmin named Maxwell
Heddle, from whom -he Inherited a large
fortune The ladv, who recently died in
"London, resided In Paris, -where a will
was found, bequeathing a fortune of 10,
ODO.OuO francs to her sister, tho Marchion
ess de Bllllotti.
A later will has since been discovered
leaving the who'e fortune to night refu
ges In Paris, except legicies to two fe
male friends and an annuity of 2,500
francs to the mother of the testatrix. Mrs.
Duloc, who resides in Montreal The will.
makes no mention of a half sister, Mme.
Bourdeau, residing in Canada.
At the instance- of a. half brother, whose
name is Martel, and who lives here, the
Canadian commissioner )esterda ciused
tho deceased s residence to be sealed le
gall), with the view to contesting the
will The deceased's estrangement from
her famll) Is ascribed to her compinlon,
Mmc Satorres, one. of tho beneficiaries
under the will
1 hi- Government Ih IJmikiiipt nml
I'nlllli'lnllH Are- llnkiiiK Trouble.
San Tranclsco. Dec 1 The Republfc of
Costa Itlca Is bankrupt, and there is llke
1) to be a financial panic there The
countrv Is rich in resources, but the peo
,ple are harassed by political leaders, who
nr continuall) making trouble and render
the investment of capital precarious
Tho steamship San Bias brings alvices
in regard to the business prospects that
are an) thing but bright. The unstable
governments of Salvador, Kicaragua and
Costa Rica are gradually driving tho
)oung countries into a state of decay. At
Ports Libertad. Acajutla, San Jose de
Guatemala and San Jose Costa RIca,thcre
Is positive stagnation. These ports v.jcre
once very prosperous, but business ap
pears to be at a standstill There is jel
low fever in some of the cities of Colom
bia, and this does not Improve matters
Tlie most unsatisfactory reports come
from San Jose Costa Rica Coffee was
selling at SIS per hundred In Costa R'can
currency, or ?G In American gold
V:ist Itnilvvn Cone essloiiN.
London, Dec. 1. The Birmingham Post
learns that Herr Schlffncr, a German
agent, has returned from Buenos A) res
to Berlin with the most Important rail
way concessions ever granted by tho Ar
gentine Republic It Is said that the
concessions approximately comprehend
2,000 miles of railway lines.
TjiiholiI Fever at Honolulu.
Victoria, "U. C, Dec. 1 Advices
brought hero b) tho steamer MIovvara
are to tho effect that ttyere were over
300 cases of Uphold fejer In camp at
Honolulu and that every effort is being
made to get troops away as fast as pos
sible. Tin- Clint Druiuiiioutl'N Crew I.nniletl.
Lisbon, Dec L The British steamer
Holbein, from Antwerp. 'for Rio de Ja
rclro, has- arrived heTe with the crew of
British steamer Clan Drummond, which
fourdercd In the- Bay of Biscay.
'Ilojal I,iniiie-il" lTiiltlmorc v.
Ohio Hnllroml
To New York In five hours. Most superb
da) light train in the world. Dining car,
Pullman parlor and observation smoking
caTS No extra fare other than regular
Pullman charge.
Largo Sums of Bogus Amerk
can Money in Hawaii.
They Iteftine to Work Under Colored
IlHvvailmiM nml Are Thrown Into
l'rlnoii I'enr of n ltlot liver Their
Trentinent Hrltlxh Consul Mur
ilereil In the Se-n IlelirlileH Vn
tle Vlllngre llnrne-il li Illiii-JncU-et
Girl hteiillngr n Common Crime
Vancouver, B. C, Dec. I. Tho steam
ship MIowera brings the- following ma'l
advices from Honolulu: "Detec'Ives In
Honolulu have discovered that the money
recently sent to pa) the American troops
at Honolulu Is bogus American currercy
recently In circulation in Honolulu, and
P limed off on those having to do wl h
suppl)lnff provisions to the soldlrs. Th?
detectives have the stories of several
American soldiers who were In tho s3
cret and who Informed tho detectives as
soon as tho transport left.
Gangs of Gallcians Imported from Aus
tria for sugar plantations refused to
work under colored Hawallans when they
got there. All have been imprisoned and
will be put In confinement until they con
sent to work under Hawaiian foremen.
When the poor Gallcians arc marched
through the streets In prison garb along
side vicious criminals great indignation
is expressed at their detention, and It is
feared that an attempt at freeing the
prisoners may be made.
II. M. S Mildura has returned from a
six months' cruise- among tho New He
brides. The British warship aial tho
Trench watshlp Cure were doing pajiol
duty bide b) side. At tho post of tho
Trench company two corvicts called on
another, drank his liquor, and then shot
him dead. The natives attacked the
whites and numerous murders took place
Tho Mildura and Euro landed at the
place, rounded up the rli-slmulcrs and
punished them Tho Mildura then called
at tho Island of Arba and learned that
the British consul, James Duncan, had
been murdered b) native villagers A
squad of bluejackets landed and burned
the offending village. The Inhabitants
lied to the hlll
At Arba Island a startling state of af
fairs was discovered A joung native
girl, daughter of the reigning chief, had
been carried off b) the c-aptain of a
French cutter. Th cutter was still In
sight, and the captain of the Mildura
crowded on full steam, overtook the
Frenchman and compelled him to give up
the girl, who was cnrrl.nl back to her par
ents b) the French waryhlp Uure. This
pernicious custom is reporte'd as prevail
ing to an alarming extent In New He
brides, the French being tho offenders.
Sometimes, a shipload of girls is taken,
one for each sailor beln carriej aw a).
It Is not custonnr) to purch ise these na
tive girls, the) aro as n rule seized while
bathing on the beach just prior to the de
inrture of a schooner and carried off by
force A list of captains In this most re
volting branch of tin- slave trade is being
supplied to the Trench authorities by the
native chiefs.
l!rnu Innoeeiitl) l'roiihcrtli h
IHh I'olitlial Ilelirelnenl.
Lincoln, Neb, Dec. k Col Br) an left
today to rejoin his regiment, the Third
Nebraska, at Savannah, hfs furkugll'j
having expired. He stated that he was
feeling decidedly Improved In health
but declined to talk about the conditions
of the treaty of peace or upon any "pub
lic topic. To his friends here he has ex
pressed himself as opposed to expinslon
and has placed his opposition largcl) up
on the same ground as Senator Hoar, that
tho acquisition of the Philippines is the
-purchase of sovereignty and that the
genius of our institutions is opposed to
the barter and sale of sovercignt) ; and
In addition, that the annexation of thess
islands means the Inauguration of a,Gov
crnmental polic) of militarism that even
tually will press upon and make harder
the lot of the common people. He his.
however, persistentl) refused an inter
view on this question, giving as Ms rea
son that while he wears his uniform it
would be in bad taste to criticise the Ad
ministration. MRS. COHEN COMING HERE.
"Will Snffer Ijiirewnrdcil for Arrent
anil Detention In Geimmiv.
Berlin, Dec 1 Mrs Lizzie Cohen, of
New York, who was arrested here In
September on charges of perjur) ard
fraud, sailed from Berlin Tucsda) on the
As told In previous despatches, Mrs
Cohen, who is the wife of Dr. ,vil.iam
Cohen, came to Berlin for tho purpose
of collecting a bill of COW marks, the
maker of which accused her of wrongful
ly swearing that she was prosecuting her
own claim, while- the money was due,
not to her, but to her father-in-law
The authorities refused to accept the
ball for her appearance; and s"he was in
carcerated in the Moablt jaii for "t,n
weeks, while the- law olliclals lelsur-iV
examined the charges against her, vvhici
were ultimately decided to b& utterly un
founded She was then released, blit
the government will give her no com
pensation for her arrest and detention
He 'Will He Taken Hack, lo K.iiixus
Pnee IIIn SIiin.
Kansas City, Mo , Dec 2 Grant G Gil-
let, the cattle king, of "Woodbine,' Kas ,
who decamped ten da)s ago, leaving
J2,003,0CO indebtedness behind him, is under
arrest at Chihuahua, Mex" and an ofllcer
started tonight to bring; him back. The"!
charge made Inline extraditiom papers is
forgery, but when Gillet Is brought back
he will have to face man) other accusa
tions'. "
ST- " ' WTJr'-l !"()
UrtierH to ilincrM.
Pittsburg. Dec 1 President Patrick"
Dolan. of the Miners' Union, I'a,? orderai
the Miners' Black Diamond Brass Band
nnd a large force of smarchers"lov go .o
pits about Carnegie and In Tiini's and
Miller's runs in widch the scile Is vio
lated. A Wintercamp will bs opened in
an abandoned building.
$l."o fo Baltimore nml Return v in
11. & O. Snturtlny nml Sundn.
December 3 and i. Good for return until
following Monday. Tickets good on ah
trains except P.ojal Limited. Uel-lt-em
HoneN or llnrilere-il Men I'oiiml In a
'i-vnilft Deftcrt.
San rranctsco, Dec 1 A special d's
patch recdved hero today .from Dolamar,
"Lincoln County, In the southern part of
Nevada, tells of the Hndlns by oSlcers of
Lincoln Countv of the bodies of George-
nngclke and Peter Kdmiston, who were
murderc-d In one of tho deso'ote spots In
the Soulh Nevada des;rt ill -April, 1S37.
Onl) the bones of the unfortunate trav
elers were found. The skulls were iatact
except for holes made by an axo wle'doi
bv tho murderers and bullet ho'cs In tho
skull of Edmiston The finding of the-,e
bodies fastens upon John Hancock, who
was sentenced jesterday at Santa Bar
bara, to ten years for robcery, one of the
most atrocious crimes ever committed in
a. region where blood) deeds have not
been uncommon.
In April, 1SU7, I.'ngelke, a well-known
veterinar) surgeon of Los Angeles, and
JMmlston. his driver, started with a light
wagon overland for Polt Lake across tho
desert. They were never heard of until
November 3, of this year, when Mrs.
Wlnlfrvd Gross told. a stor of how the
missing travelers had been murdered In
Nevada by John Hancock, w hoses mis
tress she had been, and with whom, at
tho time of the murder, she was traveling
ove-r tho desert from San Bernardino to
Salt l.ake. Hancock and the woman had
fallen in with Engelko and Edmlston and
Hancock's cupldlt) was aroused by T.n
gclke's statement that he hail a profitable
Feason. The pa-tles camped the second
night In ono of the most desolate spots
During the night she was aroused by a
noise. Springing up she saw tho bodies of
Tngelke and Edmlnston on tho ground,
while Hancock stood by with nn axe with
whicli he had crushe-d tho skulls of h's
victims. Hancock then ehoUlhem with a
pistol and then seized with n. bloody fur),
took up the axe and slashed at the heads
nnd bodies of his victims Hancock got
from Dr. Engclke a silver watch and
chain, pocket-knife, a few trinkets, and
bankbook showing that he had several
hundred dollars on deposit Trom Ed
mlston he got ill The woinatf a few
weeks ago married a majt ncmed Mjcrs
Hancock threatened her life, and In ter
ror she made a detailed confession wl.lch
has been substantiated by finding the
bodies of the victims.
Clmrge-ll Wltll "VcBlcel of Dulj- n
nn G Ulcer.
Carllnvllle, 111,. Dec 1 Gov. Tamer
was Indicted b) tho grand Jjry-toda on
the charge of "willful neglect of palpable
duty as an officer" nnd fpr malfeasance
In olllce In connection with tuo Vlrden
riot on the night of October 12.
The grand jur) has been in special ses
sion since November 9 and made its re
port at C o'clock tills evenh Judge
Shirley, who came from PpriiififjeJd to re
ceive it. Fifty-four perso - ccro In
dicted, Inciudlag IhC- gov-. ui.d W
L. Lukes, of the Chlatko-Vlrdoji Coal
Company, against whom tiiero were three
counts for murder and manslaughter.
Tlie other Indicted persons are rearly
all striking miners, and the counts
against tbem are for rioting, parading
with arms, assault anil batterv and keep
ing saloons open on Suneta)
The Indictment agalnn the governor Is
not generall) regarded in a serious light,
and It Is not believed that he will ever
bo compelled to face a" trial jur). In
case of conviction on a charge of mal
feasance tho maximum fine- would be
On the question of Indicting Gov. Tan
ner, the jury was far from unanimous,
the vote being thirteen for and ten
against Indictment. '
Pe-rhnpH linn fur the Open Sen to
A-v ert Dmii;er
Bangor. Me, Dec. 1 There Is no news
of tho Pentagoct here, but those who
know the steamer and her-captain still
have hopes, even confidence, that she U
safe. They argue that whea he came up
with the Cape on Saturday afternoon.
Capt Ingraham, seeing what weather he
was likely to have, and beanie an old hand
on this coast, put off for tho open sea
whero he would at Icasti larvc, plent) of
room The Pentagoet is neither ljirge nor
handsome, but she was "built to stand
trouble, and Is called one of the best sea
boats that ever came to Bangor.
The da) before the steamer left New
York It was agreed that from then until
next Spring she should" take' the In d?
route, so-called, on the northern New
England coast; that is, after passirg
Cape Cod she was to hug what Is cal ed
the north shoro, so as to b hand) to a
harbor In case one -should b? needed
That she did not take this' course on
her last trip Is evident Xrflm.the fact that
she has not been heard from at an) of
the north shore ports and Xrom the fur
ther fact that no wreckage from her has
been reported. an) where in 'Uiat localit).
If she had gone In close that night tie
would undoubted!) have been wrecked
and then -her wreckage wold soon have
shown up along the beach between Lynn
and Nahant or on the Inside of Cape
Cod "
From this it Is argued tliattthe captain
did not take anv chances of being 'lri.cn
on a leo shore but ran for tho- 'vn sea
and In that eae she Is all rlfcht as she
had cca.1 for two weeks anil plenty of
provisions, while in her cargo. Were man)
articles that could be ucd ootli as fuel
and fooel. .
Blood) Heed In SI. Tuniman) Par
IhIi. I.oulfitniin.,
New Orleans, Dee 1, Paul I. Dullan,
town marshal of Covington?-the seat of
justice of St. Taniman) parish, was shot
fatall) aoout midnight llns& night by a
gang of whltecaps The regulators start
ed out to Intimidate' some negroes, and.
coming to the residence of George Harris,
colored, fired several vollejs into the
house The inmates had. .totico and
c-carcd Dullan started, to Investigate
the trouble, and as hcfs'tepjrea from his
door was shot down.
ChlcnKo'n S.10,000 lirjl for the Aleth
15 oillst Conference.
jChlcago, Dec L Chicago will entertain
the General Conference offfhe Method!st
Episcopal Church in AlayTtTXM This de
cision was reached at noon today b) the
location committee, wrfich has been In
Session at the Palmer" House ttace ) es-
terda) morning. Fen the rivL'ege of en
tertaining me conttrence (jrqm'rent cni
cago Methcc'.bts and busircss mi have
offered a guarantee of SfO.OOfl to Insure
the preachers against loss n hold.ng their
session here- w Mlncearollsj.lijl JSOJPO for
the conference, and cams near begging
the prize, but was outbid b) Chicago.
Santiago Merchants Discuss It
With Robert I Porter.
AeedH of the Sulfur IIiiImIuk Iuunxtry
M!ntitel CoiiHltlereil The llllicht
JlroUKht Upon It li the War It
Ann Cunts Jtlorc loPrflduce Tlinn
It Mill Urlnir on the Market the
Tolmcco lmlUMtr) Kenicillci for
UxIstiiiK: ntllx.
Santiago de Cuba, Dec. 1. A committee
representing the Chamber of Commerce
of tho city of Santiago met Robert P
Porter, President McKlnlc)'s special rev
enue commissioner. In tho audience cham
ber of tho palace this morning. The com
mittee, the members of which were Intro,
duced to Mr. Porter by 5en. Wood, pre
sented n long memorial on alterations in
tho tariff regulations and improvement
of the Industrial conditions which the
Chamber of Commerce considers Indis
pensable for tho reorganization of the
trade and industries of the island. Mr
Porter was pleased with the attitude ot
tho committee, and he subsequently sail
that the Santiago Chamber of Commerce
had presented the case more clear!) than
an) body he had met since he came to the
The committee said that saigar raising
was tho most important industry In the
Island, and had the greatest number of
people dependent upon it. It now re
quired the closest attention. It had been
crippled by the ravages of war until the
production had dropped from l,tt,0W tons
In 1 to less than 1W.0CO tons in 1837.
Deficiencies In transportation and appa
ratus, the scarclt) of labor, and the In
crease In the Intrest rate on debts had
raised tho cost of production above the
market value of the product.
Wlmt Ml mi 111 He Hone.
It was suggested -as a remedy that no
Internal taxation be lev.!! pn sugar es
tates, that machine:-) be admitted Into
the Island duty free, anil that Cuban
sugar be-admitted to the markets of the
Tniteil Slates.wlthojvt thejnjmcnt of an
Import tax Tlie committee declared that
onl) by these means could Cuban -ugar
compete with tho subs.dlzed products of
Europe The organization ot banks,
cither ofllclal or private, which wou'd
lend mon y to planters and farmers at
-small interest, and the admission, duty
free, of livestock, e-speclall) work ani
mals, of domestic fowU, barbea wire and
farm'ng Implements, were reeommended
to Mr. Porter.
.Treating of tho tobacco Industrj. the
committee) suggsted the placing ot pro
hibitive Import duties on foreign leaf and
manufactured tobacco, and the free ex
port of Cuban products, both raw and
manufactured This was necessar). the
committee added, to lnsuie the develop"
ment of the-lnduatrj.
With reference to the mining Industry,
the committee thousht that the Spanish
law of lXU, under which this Industry U
exempted from Internal taxation and min
ing machinery" Is "admitted fre- of import
duties until ISirJ. should be extended to
Evils of spniil-li Turin".
Thf committee declared that the Span
ish tarifT. favoring Spanish manufactured
products, which has caused the decay of
the industrial arts in Cuba, should be
abolished It was recommended that all
raw material applicable to the Industrial
arts should be admitted at all Cuban ports
duty free. The suppression of the differ
ential tariff had caused a reduction of
duty on Imports In general, but the exist
ing tariff favors ruinous outside competi
tion In certain home products, while at
the same time the charges on many ar
ticles necessary to the comfort of the peo
ple are still excessive. The duties on pe
troleum hi tins, kitchen salt, bicarbonate
of soda and liquid carbonic acid should
be reduced; beef, lard, petroleum in bar
rels bacon, cod fish and candles and
soap In boxes should be admitted withy-
out the pa)mcnt or uuties
The committee said that the suppres
sion of the differential tariff has favored
American coffee exporters until the Cu
ban growers cannot compete with ttem
Cocoa growers arc affectcit In tne
manner. Unless something is don
mediatelv the Cuban coffee and
growers will be forced to
abandon the
cultivation of the p'antatfons Tlie com
mittee favored the re-establ!shment of
the old duties on coffee and coco i.
The complete suprrission of all export
duties was recommended, except in the
cae of leaf tobacco from the province
of Havana.
Liillior Mioulil lie 'I'nxeil.
The committee strongl) urged that a
tax be placed on the consumption of
liquors, except wines and beers, vvlich
are considered necessary to nulilt on
The abolition of the passenger tax of II
per head Is recommended to encojraa
Immigration, nnd the Chamber favp-s re
stricting tonnage duties to th cargoes
brought Into the harbo-s, on the groun 1
that taxing ships on their registered toti
nrge drives commerce avva.
In order to secure an increaseil circula
tion of fractional currei.oj, which is very
scarce, the committee suggests pa)ing
the arm) of occupation In small sllv en
coin It beiieves the suggestion that the
Washington Government will declare the
use of American money obligatory Is
premature. The committee suggests that
Gen Wood's decree as to ahe relative
value of American and Spinlsh mone)
remain In force for tho time being
The- committee fin titer sa)s that the
demands of Commerce make the immediate-
re-establlshment jot meicantllc
courts necessar).
It recommends the Imposition of a small
extra tariff to secure a loan for the pa) -ment
to tho Cuban soldiers for their ser
vices in- the field a sufficient sum to
enablo them to resume their usual work.
o Tax on Hnrnl UMtnte.
In regard to 'agriculture, the temporarv
exemption trom taxation of rural estates,
the distribution of waste lands nmon
the Cubans who "are desirous of culti
vating them, and the gnnting of special
facilities to corporations desirous of con
structing railroads nnd others means ot
Intel provincial communication are recom
mended The committee vvjnds up- its memorial
witn the opinion that the vigorous en
forcetTMint of such a scheme of recon-
structlon would quickly lesult in the re
cuperation of the island from the disas
trous" effects of the three ) ears' Insurrec-
ftai1nlf..fti 41 S-llllfl Ttl
Mr. Porter thanked the committee for
their totntirehensive presentation oC the
Industrial Tieeds of the Island, and as
sured them that thc,lr vlow-i eoinclded in
Important features with his own. He con
gratulated the people of tlie province or
Santiago upon the vast Improvement in
their condition since the termination of
hnstlllt'es, an improvement which he at
tributed to tho broad-minded -polic;- of
Gen. Wood. The peop'e of Cuba, he
Mid, had obtained their Industrial free
dom The resources of the Island would
no longer be drained away b) a European
power Under the American occupation
ever)- do'dar of the resources of th Is'and
would be honestly applied for tho benefit
ot the people
Mr Torter's reference as to how the.
mone) raited In the island would be dis
posal of under the American occupancy
Is regarded by the committee as signifi
cant. The) are all anient annexation
ists, acl a'e well pleased with their con
ference with Pres'clent McKin'e) s representative
More Complaints of Amerienn !
iller In HnlKnln.
Havana, Dec, 1. Col. Hood, com
mander of the Second Immune-s, stationed
In tho Holguln district, has received .a
letter signed by the heads of the principal
families In Glbara, complaining against
rough treatment on tho part or the
American soldiers.
The letter sa)s that women have been
beaten and that when local policemen
attempted to Interfere the) were liadly
hurt by the soldiers. The letter adds tint
vi hen Glbara was under the control of
the Insurgents no outrages we-re com
mitted against the Inhabitants.
News from Nuevltas, Puerto Prlncip",
sa)s that people there aro also comp'aln
lng, but Gen. Carpenter has glven assurances-
that all abuses on the part of
the soldiers will be promptly punlshnl.
The people of Puerto Principe City are
satisfied with Gen. Carpenter and his
The streets of Havana will soon bo
cleaned b the Americans The civil
governor, Ferndanez De Castro, has ar
ranged with Gen. Greebe that the work
be done at the expense of the American
Government and under charge of Gen.
Greene. This course Is taken In view of
the fact that the munlcipallt) of Ha
vana has no money for the purroe
Gen. Greeno has asked for authorl )
from Washington to clean the city, and
this has been granted.
The American Commissioners were noti
fied toda) by the Spanish Commlss oners
that the towns of Verida, Nueva and
Guira de Malena, In the province of Ha
vana, have been evacuated b) th Span
ish troops. There are no American troops (
here to take possession of the town
SanctI Spirltus has been vacu ited" b
the Spaniards. The Spanish military
commander there surrendered the city to j
the major. Manule Cas.ro Martin, w ho
...!. ,j .... . ' ...- .
iwiiicuiaico r.u-eu u;e -unenrm 'S - -
American troops are expected there to
.1 ...
morrow. A transport arrived toda) wkh
provisions and material for the Americin '
troops. f
r-rtw MiTimn rznmt-r m-h. .,- --.la i. i
the Associated Press agent In Havana to I
have died. Is In good health. The Cubans
expect 111 in to arrivo near Havana In
f-n da)s.
Drew IIi Stllarj llefore l.envln
for Spain.
Havana, Dec 1. Gen Blanco pocketed i
Srnra ltrt tnr- ihf. Inst MMf nf his snlrlf-v I
as did also members of the autonomist '
cabinet who. In spite of their pro-Sp-m-
i.i. .A.iM w h thAf- lAndanui Hifci, t
resignations to Blanco, remain in their thirt) hospital corps men Auaust IJ bat
.,-,. e. n rot man) of them were expe-ur.ced in
offices under Jimenez Castellnnos ' u- '"""
Civil emploes arc Indignant because , "" thought there would have bnn
not a cent has been. paid them for over) n0 difficult) in securing plent) of fe-nals
nine months. They attempted to make a I nurses at first. Thare were not sufl
rlomnnslmtlnn at the nalace but were dent ambularces at firot He thought If
prevented by the police and the mill-j
tar). In order to avoid a demonstration
against him, Blanco went b) steamship
during the night In great secrecy.
Gen. Lee Ordered to Prepare
for I'mhitrkntloii.
Savannah, Ga., Dec 1. The
States transport Michigan arrived In port
today from Ponce, Porto Hlco, hiving on
board sev eral hundred men and 3V5 hows. I coui(i not be put up. The to led bed
Tho transport left Ponce Saturday The t clothing was for several dajs put under
following troops were on board: Light I the lloors of the tents ana urauj ouruc.i,
Batteries A and B, of the Third Artliierj . I because there was no laun) -He pro
...... . .. .. ... . . ... tpstnl to Col. Forwood about puL'tiff tni
Light nailery u oi " unn. ...gnc
Battery D, of tho Sixth: Troop A. of th-fl
Second Cavalry; and Troop If, of tho
Sixth, and Company, A, of the Eighth In
tw .n.nitv.n,! -nf-inin Mnimnmit .lis-
embarked at onco and left tonight for
. .
Huntsvillc Ala., to go into camp Tho
artiller) will go into camp in this city
near the camp of the Seventh Army
Corps The artillery has been at Ponce
since landing there with Gen Miles Tie
men were glad to get homo once more
Maj Gen Lee received orders toda) to
prepare ono division of the Seventh
Arniy Corps for embarkation for Cuba at
once Ho has selected the- Second Ulvl-
sion for the trip, as Gen. Green, Its com-
mander. Is now In Cuba. The regiments
In the Second Division are the One Hun-
dred and SIxt) -first Indiana, Ste-ond 1111-
tols, rirst North Carolina, Fourth Vlr -
etnio. Fortv-ninth Iowa and SLxth Mis-
Comptroller of the 'I ren-.ur) 'n
llnlin;? Hc-ffnrilin;? Them.
The legal Jtatus ot the organization
generally known as the Alger Relief Com
mission has been accurate")- defined b)
the Comptroller of the Treasur), than
whom there is no higher authorit) or
power except Congress itself. Comptrol
ler Tracewells opinion is contalred In a
letter to Lieut. Col. B T. Jane-, dis
bursing officer of the commission, who
wrote to ask about pa)ing John M. Wil
son, chief of the corps of engineers, U S.
A., the-$10 per day which the Commission
voted to themselves for expenses, their
action In that regard having been sub
sequently approved by the President.
The letter sa)s:
"I conclude that the PrCs'dent, b) the
approval of the order of the Commission
which1 allowed its members $1 per day
for expenses, agreed to pay them at such
rat", not as Government officers, or even
the technical employes of the Goe-n-rrentv
but as his personal agents to col
lect cert tin information and make a le-
nnrt to htm not th.lt such tennrt will 1
have any legal significance-, for It will
"It follows from the above remark3-
that )ou can pay Gen. "Wilson the samei
expense allowance as other m?mbers ort
this body but It I am correct In my con-j
elusions that this commlss'on Is -not in
tho performance of an) function required i
by law. then while traveling as. a memb-r j
of such body. Gen W.lson is not travt .nj
- l wnnoui iroups us auuuuui-u m. ami
car.not be paid the mileage jirovldul by
law for othcers traveling without troops '
I Is nil's I iimiitiiM College-, -til ami tv
Business, shorthand, I) pewriting 123 a ) r.
Yesterday's Alger Relief Com
mission Labors.
"Hill, L'ml Diet, nuil n Shorlnsri ot
.-Vnrses an J Metllclui k Prominent
CeutureM at C'uuiii A Ikon V De
plorable Condition of -ffnIr at
CliIekiiiiiiitKU At Ilolli IMaeei
I ucU. ot Jrnpcr Care of the lek
Doc IneHleleuej in the. tlunrtcr
mnster'K Denni tmc-nt.
Boston, Dec 1 Dr Edward II Brad
ford, who attended to the transfer to tha
hospitals of th6 sick soldi-r- on tho Oli
vette, was tho first witness before the
war investigators today.
Dr. Bradford said that, a3lde from tho
shortage of male nurses on board the Oli
vette, he thought the medical attendance
was good.
At the afternoon session Dr. Charles L.
Halzmann, a surgeon in the regular jxmr.
testified that he was In cliarge of tho
hospital at Camp Wikoft from August II
to October 13. He found the hospital in
complete when he went there, and said
there was not sufficient lumber on hand
for floors and tent frames The roa.1 from
'the depot to the camp was not In good
condition. There were alwa)s plenty ot
tents, but twice tho carpenters had to
cease work because lumber could not b
secured. There was a shortage of bed
pans, thermometers and h)podermic
siringes. He was told by Col. Forwood
that requisition had been made, but tha
supplies could not be found. Onl) a short
time ago he learned that they were final
ly found under quartermaster--- supplies
at the depot. There was also at first a.
shortage of medicine.
The general hospital was often crowd
ed but not overcrowded. It might have
been due to the fact that there was not
sufficient bidding with which to equip
l more tents. The beodini- was amon? tha
supplies afterwards found at tne depot.
lie Hid not believe an) clou'l) sick mo
" :" " am,i","e " ?uTh
nil knowledge of scecinc cuses of tuen,
- - " . ... ..,. i ,l.h.. l
nc-iinn. iiitrit- iiiu i , .-.& -..., - -
Beltlnfr supplies o "",,",,,
"rd Cok Forwood. who had all de.aiU to
attend to and was seldom at his cuart-ts.
v rvwul ilf-.il of tlm was taken up at el
there was a
vast amount of annojanca
bv the nubile because the guard's abaut
the oflcers' quarters wera Inethcient. Mr.
Halzmann said that In the eatl) part of
his t-t.1) there was not a sufficient num
bers of medical men to nroperl) crr for
tho patients, lie knew that CoL F
wood telegraphed for more. nin.,bjt S
not know wh) they were not secured.
Finally, twent) doctors were seeord,
hut he admitted that the sick men wo;!!
have been better eared for If mere nau
lioen more doctors. He knew of two doc
tors who were unfit to serv- but their
mntnpts were ahnul'ed. There
the camp bud been started Augcs,, 1 It
would have been read) for occupat'on b,
the time the first shipload of ick men
arrived, but he did not know wh) It was
not so started. There was absolute!) no
camp there when the first soldiers ar
rived. The hospital was not supplied
with proper food in the beginning, ard
he was not inforrred' of the rpe-lal til
cent ration order until August it. or
about two weeks after Us issue. He sup
Doed the dela) in the Erection of diet
kitchens was due to the fact that tents
under thp floor, but no
..,... ,. ,, , ,hr, n-ote-t He
.tie., urn., taken or me proieac ne
often noted the lack of cleanliness about
the camp, but said he thought It was due
partly to the iiiefHcieno of the gua ds.
' He tho;.sht It vvou.d have been mtch
better n"-" rouul 'V"L sTIWr v or!
! n fill out napers and do similar work.
trt till nut naDers and
but supposed they were not appointed b
ciuse men with the requisite wnowe so
were not available.
Then Dr. Connor put what be called the
summing up question. ,
"So far as )ou know, was the hospn.vl
movided with emptv- beds, with hospital
stores with medical apparatus, medical
supplies and proj-er food' Why was It
that ou were aiu nvms " "u..
to mouth? Wks It due to the condition
or the location or to the s)stem?'
Dr. Halzmann thought it was partly
' aue to i-oor railroad facilities, ana cited
I one case where a. carload ot perlshali'e
,.,,n.1s for him remained at the station
two weeks berore ne wois nomieu mac it
1 was there He believed that if the med-
Icil department had its e.wn quartermas
ter's department and its- sanitary engl
ner corps It wou'd' Improve matters
er) materially
Dr Daniel It- Jones, who went with
the late Sherman Hoar to Southern hos
pitals, found a very 'oil state of affairs
at Chickamauga The hospital was over
ciowded, there were not enousli nurses,
and there was a shortage of necessary
food and medical supplies He whs told
that this w-as due to tho fact that the
requisitions on the quartermaster's dc;
ptrtment were ignored
Gov. Woodbury left for Washington to
night, but Dr Connor will remain unjil
noon tomorrow and hear an) witnesses
that ma) wish to appear
Terrible I'nte of a Father. Mother
ami Tvvo Children.
Perry. Ok'a., Dec 1 This morning, near
Arrlngton. ten miles southeast of hero,
Herman r.ng?s. Ma wife. Josephine
Briggs, their four-year-old daughter.
Itosa, and an Infant were burned to
death. Brlggs's home consisted of a
three-room cottage, and his wife and four
little children were sleeping In one room
when the- fire started- ix an adjoining
roon, which afforded the only exit from
the bedroom When Briggs started out
lt ta0 nou-.e herwas caught In tho sitting
t b rf to ueath. Two ch.
,u '" ' ,
vlren of the four escnScd..
Sl.-K To KalGmore nml Itc- ?l:.-
turn In rcniinjlvaii.a Ilnllrund.
Tickets on sale Saturday and Sunday.
1. curbe " irj 4 gojl la .turn until
ld-i I r inber 5 A I tr-lns except
j nl LlxLcd
1 da :t em

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