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VOLUME LXXXI.-NO. 15.
CITIZENS AID CUBA Formation of a League by Prominent Men at New York. TO ASSIST STRUGGLING PATRIOTS. People of AH Classes Aroused by the Reported Assassina- tion of General Maceo. iIfANY VOLUNTEER TO FIGHT f AGAINST SPAIN. In the Senate Call of Florida De oounces Weyler's Violation of the Rules of War. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec 14. — The Cuban League of the United States was formally organized in this City this even ing. Tne men behind the movement are so well known and carry so much weight that it is beyond a doubt that this is the beginning of a movement that will take no small part in the history of both coun tries. Tbe meeting organized with Colonel Ethan Allen as president and the follow ing as vice-presidents: Charles A. Dana, ex-Governor Roswell P. Flower, ex-Post master-General Thomas M. James, Cbaun cey M. Depew, John M. D6st>a*sos, Theo dore Roosevelt, ex-Mayor Thomas F. Gil roy, George Hoadley, J. Edward Simmons and C. H. Dennison. Francis Wayland Glen was elected sec retary, Darwin R. James treasurer, and the executive committee was made upas follows : John Jacob Astor, Paul Dana, General Daniel Butterfield, Colonel Fred D. Grant, Edwin Wardman, John C. Mc- Guire, R. C. Alexander, Constant A. An drews, Frank B. Carpenter, John D. Kei ley and Thomas E. Stewart. In opening the meeting Colonel Allen read this call: "We. the undersigned, citizens of this Republic, anxious lor the success of all people in obtaining the civil and political liberty which this Nation secured more than a century ago and still enjoys, , unite in organizing the Cuban League •i the United States of America. "Tbe object of this league is to secure *J for Cuba by all lawful, peaceful and ' honorable means the political inde pendence which her patriots are now en deavoring by tremendous sacrifice of treasure and life to gain, to encourage them with our sympathy and moral sup port, and to arouse the whole Nation to demand an end of the campaign of mur der and destruction in that island. "Mindful of the help which our fathers received in a similar struggle, we are con strained by a sense of gratituie to return to Cuba the kindness which was so ef fec iveiy g^ven to us. "It is apparent to all thouehtful observ ers that Spain has not the power to crush the Cuban patriots, and therefore the con tinuance of the cruel struggle in Cabacan only serve to prolong a sense of abase ment and humiliation in the minds of all men who are confident that this Republic has the power to end it, and is in honor called upon to do so for the highest good of all parties directly concerned." This call was signed by ail the men above named. Oiher prominent signa tures attached to it were General Powell Clayton, A. B. Hepburn, Silas P. Dutcher, General C. T. Crhistensen, Colonel H. L. Swords, Collis P. Huntington, Louis Windmuller, General Stewart L. Wood ford, Colonel William L. Brown, Genera! Martin T. McMahon, Hon. Noah Davis, Warner Miiler, General Howard Carroll, Dr. A. M. Fernandez, Alonzo B. Cornell and about fifty others. Colonel Allen predicted tbat the move ment thus started would become historic. A monster mass-meeting will be held in Cooper Union next Monday night, when Senator Morgan of the Foreign Relations Committee and Congressman Hitt of the same committee in the House, Congress man Reed of Maine and Senator Cullom of Illinois will epeak. DES MOINES, lowa, Dec 14—Organ ized only a week, the lowa Cuban Junta promises a regiment of lowa troops for the insurrectionists if meani can be found to pet them transported. President Olney of the Dcs Moines organization has hun dreds of letters from all over lowa and •everal other States, asking information. DENOUNCI'S THE MURDER. Senator Call Offers a Resolution to In re*tigttte Jlaeeo's Veath. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 14.— The re ported assassination of the Cuban general. Antonio Maceo, while under a flag of truce was the text of a resolution offered to-day in the Senate by Call (L>.) ol Florida, and referred to the committee on Foreign Relations. The resolution char acterizes tbe affair as a violation of «he rules of civilized warfare and as a cowardly act of treachery. It declared the Government which authorized and per mitted it, or failed to punish the assassins, "an outcast from the family of nations and from the pale of civilization and pub lic law." The Committee on Foreign Relations is instructed to inquire into the facts and to report to tbe Senate at an early day. An other resolution of Call's, which was simi larly referred, requests the President of the United Stateß to demand the release i of all United States citizens held by the 1 Spanish Government as prisoners at Ceuta. * Call's resolution is as follows: "Resolved, That the killing of General Antonio Maceo, a renowned general in the service of the Republic oi Cuba, if true, while under a flat: of truce and with an as surance of safety from the Spanish Cap tain-General, wan a violation of the rules of civilized war, an on t rage of base treachery, a murder cowardly The San Francisco Call Journalism as It Should Be------- And as Mr* Hearst Has Made It* The storied torch of wisdom, held high by a heroic and Minervan rrtaiden for the enlightenment of mankind, no longer typifies the new press that kicks and knocks with noisy clamor at our doors. The reeking, gory, slimy thing with tawdry tinsel is not the press our fathers knew. The enlightened torch of wisdom points heavenward no longer; the flame dips downward now, and has become the firebrand of an incendiary. The heroic maiden has given way to a wicked, leering, unre generate wench, who fires the evil passions of mankind, who blisters honor, who enkindles hatreds, who sears and scars with devilish delight and malice the reputation of our citizens. — San Francisco Wave. and disgraceful, which demands the exe cration of every Government and of all the peoples of the world, whether civilized or savages; that the Government which authorizes, permits, or fails to puuish the assassin!) who are connected in any way with the guilt of this crime with the ex treme penalty of the law is an outcast from the family of nations and from the pale of civilization and public law. "That the Committee on Foreign Rela tions be directed to make inquiry as to the facts and report to the Senate at an early day." MORGAN WANTS INFORMATION. Request* of the President All Papers Relating to Affairs in Cuba. WASHINGTON, D. C. Dec. 14.— 1n the Senate to-day Morgan D. of Alabama of fered the following resolution, upon which he gave notice he would address the Senate: Raolvtd, That the President is requested, if it is not, in his opinion, incompatible with the public service, to send to the Senate copies of the papers relating to the condition of af fairs in the island of Cuba which were re ferred to in the report of the Secretary of State that accompanies his last annual mess age; and also a statement of the several amounts of the claims lodged in the Depart ment of State by citizens of the United States against Spain growing out of the alleged in surrection now existing in the island of Cuba; and also all correspondence with the Span ish Government relating to the Competitor case and the persona captured with or on that vessel, with a statement of the charges pend ing in any court in Spain or Cuba against such persons and the proceeding! of such court in these cases and the place of their im prisonment: the character of their treatment while in prison and the condition of their health; whether such prisoners have had the privilege of counsel of their own selection in any trial that has taken place on such charges or were represented by any counsel, attorney or other agent of the United States. TO FIGHT FOR CUBA. One Ihounand Volunteers Soon to De part for ih* Troubled Inland. ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 14.— Volunteers for the relief of the Cuban insurgents are being mobilized in this city, and next Fri day, if all plans are carried out success fully, 1000 men will leave New Orleans for Cuba. Two hundred of these are St. Louisans, the remainder coming from East St. Louis and points south of here on the lines of the Illinois Central and Iron Mountain railroads. Julius Van Gerst of New Orleans will be in charge of the expedition with W. C. Carter, J. L. Goodnerand Cornelius Knott of this city as aids. The quartet met here at noon to-day and completed ar rangements. Van Gem and Knott will leave this evening on the Illinois Central, picking up the men on that road as far south as Cairo and pernaps Memphis, and will tben proceed via steamboat to New Orleans. This programme was planned so as to avoid suspicion. Van Gerst claims. He is not reticent about giving informa tion, because he says this is a move of deep interest to the American people and he feels sure of their sympathy and sup port. All he fears is interference from Federal authorities. COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 14. -The Even ing Press, in a guarded editorial, urges sol diers in the United States Army here who may be discharged and others in military training, to join the Cuban insurgent movement. It also suggests that a fund in aid of the Cubans be raised here and SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 15, 1896. says that one subscription of $100 has al ready been offered for this cause. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 14.— The Cuban junta in this city has him more callers to day than on any one day since its estab lishment, all desiring to enlist in the Cuban army. Not one of them was ac cepted, as the laws of the United States prohibit enlisting men here, for foreign armies. DENVER, Colo., Dec. 14.— Armed to the teeth and equipped for war, a com pany of 300 men, with cannon and camp utensils, will leave Denver in a few days to cast their fate with the Cuban insur gents. The men wUI be under the leadership of Dr. H. L. Darnell, who has a brother in the Cuban Junta in New York City, with whom he has been in correspondence for some time. Dr. Darnell has talked with friends for some time, but no decision was arrived at until the reported assassination of Gen eral Maceo under the flag of truce. Then the men consulted, became inflamed, and an accounting was taken. It was decided that no man would be taken unless he was able to pay his own expenses and willing to arm himself, so as not to be a burden to the insurgents. To night the arrangements are practically complete. BURNED IN EFFIGT. Weyler la ■ Mot \ Very Popular at IHtbois, Pennsylvania. . ■ DUBOIS, ' Pa., Dec. 14.— Th« town ! was full of excitement to-night over the hang ing of Captain-General Weyler in effigy. About 7 100 young men ; made 'a • dummy representing the Spanish general, put a rope around *v his neck, dragged '■? him through the streets, hanged him to a tele graph-pole, shot him down and burned him to a stake. The ? final act was wit nessed by 1000 spectators, who cheered the boys. GENERAL COLBY WARLIKE. With Ten Thousand American* He Could '' Whip HevUr's -.Forces. '■■',)'■[ , BEATRICE, Nebb, Dec. 14.— General L. v W. Colby, /Assistant Attorney-General during President Harrison's ministra tion and for many years at the head of the » Nebraska National Guard, takes an advanced position on the Cuban troubles and the alleged . assassination of Maceo. He said to-day: >. 1.',~L V- ..'i- ■■■',: " .;■;'■■ "-■* >:,','! have been study ins; the situation and conditions down there 7 closely, and lam satisfied that with 10,000 men, and by that I ; mean American V ; men, C. I i could whip Weyler and his Spanish soldiers, and if * 1 could get some wealthy American to 1 back me in ? it . I would ,« do /it." The manner in which the war against the Cuban patriots has been conducted is 5 outrageous, and if we bad a President with an atom of pat riotic blood in his vein it would not have been permitted to - continue this .' long. I Bay it T is an outrage ; that \ such warfare should be permitted on a civilized globe." TO RECEIVE THE LAURADA. The Spanish Oovbrument Will Treat the Filibuiter the Bime an Other Fetneli. MADRID. Spaijt, Dec. 14. — Admiral Beranger, Minister of Marine, states that the maritime commander at Valencia has been ordered to receive the American steamer Laurada precisely as he would any other merchant vessel entering that port, and to furnish her with every facility for the continuation of her voyage. Should she need supplies the marine authorities will furnish them if private parties refuse to do so. The admiral hopes, however, that the Laurada will avoid Spain, as her presence at Valencia might cause disorders, with a view of preventing which a gunboat is anchored off that place. "NOBLX GENTLEMEN," INDEED. Havana Newspapers iiejend the Acts of Ahutnada, the Assassin. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec 14.— A special from Key West., Fla., says: News comes from Havana that the Maceo murder story, as cabled from the United States, has set the papers wild, and their editorials yes terday were bitter against the Cubans, wbo, they declare, have set this false re port afloat to gain aid in the United States, and they declaim against the United States for "listening to such false stories." "Spanish honor will not tolerate such practices much longer," says La Luc da in a vainglorious editorial, "and the sooner the nation of shopkeepers knows this the better. The Spaniards are a nation of sol diers with untarnished honor, and they do not propose to be intimidated by Yankee mercenaries any longer. Notice is given also to the mongrel Cubans who hover in the midst of safety hurling their dirty insults at Spain that they cannot do this much longer." The American journals are also ex coriated for their part in giving aid and encouragement to the Cuban cause. As regards the alleged assassination of Maceo, the papers treat the matter as a false report spread by the Cuban Junta to try to aid tbeir cause by making Spain odious. They say the Marquis Ahumada is a noble gentleman who would scorn to do any such act, and they deny that Maceo had an invitation to meet him. Rather, they say, Maceo was reeling the effects of Weyler's resistless onward march, and deserted his so-called army and fled to his death. They still say that Maceo was killed in fair fight and that Major Cirujeda gained a signal victory with an inferior force. Denunciations of Americans appear in all the editorials, the language in some being very bitter. Trouble has been impending between the Cuban and Spanish residents here all day, and several times collisions were narrowly avoided. Several of the Spanish residents attempted to celebrate the kill ing of Maceo, but the Cubans gathered in ominous crowds, many of them armed, and the police interfered to prevent trouble. Had not this been done blood would have been spilled. The Cubans here are loud in their threats against the Spanish Government, and mass-meetings will beheld to protest to the American people and to the American Congress to investigate the murder of Maceo and if the truth ascertained be as published to demand that the belligerency of the Cubans be recognized. IN THE PHILIPPINES. Spain Will Hare a Hard Time to Subdue, the Rebellion. . NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 14,-The Sun's Madrid correspondent under. date of No vember 28 say a: In a recent article Deputy Rctana reviews the situation in the Puilip pine Islands. In his opinion 50,000 soldiers are needed to conquer the insurgents. Native tribes heretofore hostile to one another have united in a common effort against Spam. The Herald Bays: The insurrection has greatly that it has become formidable. No matter how great our ultimate triumph may be there wilt always remain in the islands a feeling of hatred between races, and the problem to be solved there will be far more difficult than that of Cuba. The same newspaper urges again the adoption of "energetic measures." Mail advices, it says, announce that sevara' of the leading members of the Katipunan were soon to be shot, but the truth is that the news of the shooting has not been cabled yet. The sum of $2,800,000 is the estimated value of the property belonging to Don Francisco L. Roxas and confiscated by the Government. At a meeting in Manilla on tbe occasion of the arrival of some Spanish re-enforcements one of the speakers ad vised the troops not to spare the natives and to treat them as wild beasts. Another speaker said tbat the islands were far below the plane of humanity. The insurrection is spreading through out tbe island of Tuzon. There is some excitement in the cities in the province of Pangasinian, ad joinin : that of Nuera Ecija, where the rebellion is powerful. At Iba, in the city of Zamhales prov ince, the local Katipunan was suprised by the Spanish authorities. Several arrests were made and 300 men toot to arms. The band was successfully pursued by tbe Guardia Civil. It. is feared at Manilla that grave dis turbances may occur there if General Polavieja does not assume command of the islands immediately after his arrival there. CONSUL FIEGEL'S ASSAILANT. Ludwig Schutt Recites the Story of His Alleged Persecution and Is Held for Further Examination. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec. 14.— Ludwig Schutt, the young man who made an un successful attempt to shoot the German Consui-General. Herr August Fiegel, Sat urday -afternoon, was again arraigned be fore Magistrate Flammer in the Center street Police Court to-day, where he was held for the Grand Jury in $2000 bail. The keepers of the Tombs, where Schutt was confined Saturday night, reported thai be had acted rationally, and that they bad observed nothing to indicate he was not properly balanced mentally. Magistrate Flammer again questioned Schutt, and asked him if he wished to supplement the statement he had made Saturday. The young German has evi dently been thinking the matter over during the night, and said he wished to explain way he went to Herr Fiegel's office in the German consulate, 2 Bowling Green, with the revolver. Schutt said that previous to his coming to America be had been arrested and imprisoned for three months in Germany on a baseless charge of extortion, and he contends that it was nothing more or less than perse cution. "After my persecution in Germanyjby the officials, " Schutt continued, "I did not know but what I would be called upon to defend my life, and that the Consul-Gen eral might be possessed of weapons. I put the weapon to the Secretary's head to in timidate Him and to let him understand that 1 came there not to be trifled with. I cannot see that I have done anything very wrong. I simply went there to defend my life, if necessary, and did not intend to shoot unless attacked." Before being returned to the Tombs he stated that, although bis family in Ger many was in comfortable circumstances. he did not think he could attempt to de fend his case, but let his plea of guilty stand. It is apparent the prisoner pos sesses strong socialistic sentiments, as when asked about his alleged persecution in Germany he always refers to the high fatherland sarcastically. Magistrate Flammer will call the atten tion of the District Attorney's office to the case and the probable mental condition of the defendant. ♦ ALLISON FOR SECRETARY OF STATE If He Gets the Portfolio There Will be a Prolonged Struggle in lowa Over the Seat in the Senate. DES MOINES, lowa, Dec 14.— Iowa friend!) of Senator Allison, who have until now denied that he would go into the Cabinet, believe he is to be Secretary of State. His intimates and political friends announce, in a tone of conviction that seems inspired, that he will be the next Premier. The Senator has declined to make any statement whatever. General J. M. Baldwin of Council Bluffs, who has been mentioned for a Cabinet position in case Senator Allison declines, and many other intimate friends of Senator Allison, believe that he has certainly had an offer of tbe State portfolio and has been considering it sev eral days. He is not ready to announce his decision, but it will be made public very soon and will undoubtedly be an acceptance. In anticipation of this the forces are already being quietly lined up for the Senatorial contest for the succession. A. B. Gummins, National committeeman, George D. Perkins, J. P. Dolliver, D. B. Henderson, R. G. Cousins, W. P. Hepburn, Congressmen, and Governor F. M. Drake are all named. The Legislature will meet January 19 in special session called for other purposes, and will then elect Allison's successor, if he goes into tbe C&binet. Cummins, Dolliver and Perkins will iead in the fight, which will certainly be a long and bitter one. Dolliver and Cousins are considered seiious possibilities, be cause they are very popular, and in case of a deadlock either might break it. The present indication is that either Perkins or Cummins will be cbosen. CHARLES BUTTERS COMING. One of the Johannesburg Reform Com mittee on the Way to California. CHICAGO, 111., Dec 14. — Charles Butters of Johannesburg, South Africa, a member of the Reform Committee of 63 and a fellow-prisoner of John Hays Ham mond in the Pretoria Jail, is at the Audi torium Annex for a few days on his way to California. Butters is accompanied by his wife and mother and by bis nephews, David Dudley Field ana Andrew Brown of New York. He is tbe second member of the Reform Committee to 'visit America. He is the managing director of the Rand Central Ore Rendering Company of Johannesburg and is in Chicago to purchase mining machinery. '■ ■-:,'.*.. T. ; -'■"■ WatKon'-Jn Expected. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 14.— The recent Populist candidate for the Vice- Presidency, Mr. Watson of Georgia, is ex pected in Washington immediately after the reassembly of Congress to contest the seat now filled by Black of the Tenth | Georgia District. PRICE FIVE CENTS. SHARKEY NOT MUCH HURT Dr. Lustig Says He Could See No Signs of Any Foul Blow. NAUGHTON'S TESTIMONY Manager Lynch Denied That He Was Acquainted With Dr. Lee. JULIAN'S TALE OF THE FRAUD. Long Green Lawrence Has Been In timidating Witnesses Who Enow of His Crookedness. The evidence produced before Judge Sanderson yesterday in the Fitzsimmons- Sharkey matter proved conclusively to all who heard it that Fitzsimmons was tbe victim of a conspiracy headed oy Long Green Lawrence's man Wyatt Earp, spe cial writer for the Examiner. The testimony of Dr. Lustig created a sensation in court. He said that after a careful examination he found that Sbar key had not been injured in the manner al leged, and that the swelling was not where Sharkey was alleged to have been in jured, and tbat it could have been caused by tbe use of a hypodermic syringe. He was not allowed to tell why he and other reputable physicians bad declined to en ter into consultation with Dr. Lee, Mr. Barnes having vigorously objected to any evidence on that point. Manager Lynch, Sbarkey's trainer, was badly rattled on the stand, and told a cock and bull story of his connection with the affair to the effect that he was not very well acquainted with Wyatt Earp; that why be did not select Hiram Cook as ref eree was because everybody seemed to want Cook, and that he refused to admit Dr. Lustig, the physitian of. the National Athletic Club, into the dressing-room be cause tbe officers of the club had incensed him by declining to put the certificate of deposit for the stakes into the hands of the referee nntil the principals had shaken hands at the beginning of the first round. W. W. Naughton, the Examiner's sport ing editor, swore that he was closely watching the fighters and tbat the alleged foul blow was on the short ribs or stom ach on the left side. The courtroom was jammed with peo ple and it was evident that very much in terest was taken in the case. It was an intelligent audience, too, judging from the nods and grins with which Mr. Lynch's amusing narrative was received. Julian's testimony was interesting, es pecially where he told of the difficulty O'Riley experienced in getting a bet from the Sharkey men until Earp had been "fixed." The most remarkable thing in connec tion with this whole matter is that such people as Earp, his protege "Long Green" Lawrence, Sharkey. Lynch, Gibbs and Needham have succeeded in getting such a man as W. H. L. Barnes to represent them. The General, as a matter of fact, is the only respectable element on that side of the case, and he has shown up to the pres ent time that he desires all tbe truth to come out in the testimony. It is evident that the veteran attorney does not intend interposing technicalities which in themselves would go to show the weakness of his clients' case. He believes in tbe truth of the statements made to him, and he shows a disposition to fight his way in this affair on its merits. Whether he wins or loses, he will make a creditable showing by not placing bar riers in the way ot a complete showing up of the way the Fitzsimmons-Sharkey mill disgraced sport in this city. On the opening of court Dr. D D. Lus tig, one of tbe Examining Board of the Insanity Commissioners and medical ex aminer for the National Athletic Club, swore that as an attache of the club he had examined Fitzsimmons and Sharkey before the contest with reference to the condition of their hearts and lungs, in order that there might not be an fatal ac cident, such as sometimes occurs when one of the contestants is affected with heart disease. The doctor was asked particularly with reference to being barred out of the dress ing-room to which Sharkey had been taken immediately after the fight. He knocked repeatedly at the door, and had others knocfc for him, and announced that he desired admission as physician for the club, but admittance was denied him. Drs. Rottanzi, O'Brien and Ragan were present and also demanded admission, but they were not allowed to enter. On the next afternoon at 5 o'clock he went to HEW TO-DAT. , «V >"M «*f (^ristaias f|pOCKERS 227 POST St 217 BUSH 51