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VOLUME LXXXI.-NO. 17.
SAY MACEO STILL LIVES Cubans Scout the Reports of the Brave Leader's Death. SPAIN HAS OFFERED NO PROOF. Neither the General's Eody Nor His Effects Have Been Produced. I NOT DISHEARTENED BY HIS ABSENCE. Important Engagements Fought in Pinar D:l Rio and Matanzas Provinces. ■ HAVANA, Crm, Dec. 16 (via Key West, F.la., Dec. 16.).— Maceo's death is still sur rounded by mystery, The body is un discovered and no further proofs have been adduced, except the official state ment which led the Cubans to believe he is still alive. In fact, the residents of I'uerta Brava, in the vicinity of which the engagement occurred, disbelieve the story of Maceo's death. Zertucha continues to give contradic tory evidence. " He now says the knife Captured belonged to Gomez's son and not to Maceo. The Cubans consider it significant that the objects captured, in cluding the alleged written statements of Gomez's son, are not yet shown. It is also significant that no Cubans have surrendered since the ' leader's alleged death, proving either that it will not ■affect the revolution or that Maceo is not dead. Many rumors are afloat in connection with Maceo's death, and all are confusing. One is that a major at Cabezas, Matanzas, telegraphed that Maceo passed near the town with a large force. Many couriers have been sent to investigate, but have not returned. The Cubans disbelieve the story that Maceo was killed by treachery. They say Maceo was not easily trapped and would not accept a flag of truce even from Abu- Ihe marine authorities are indignant at Weyler's statement that Maceo crossed the trocha in a boat, and, it is said, have cabled to Spain protesting. The Minister laid the fact before the Cabinet meeting. The relations of the nav^l and military authorities are strained. It is said frictiou has occurred between Wejier and Civil Governor Porrune on account of the former not promoting Chief of Police La Barrea, who is only a major of the civil guard. Reports from the field are more meagei every day. The Government is repressing news of all important engagements. It is said encounters iiave occurred in Pinar dei Rio and Matanzas, but the details are withheld. CAMERON'S RESOLUTION. lavored by the Senate Committee on For - ri'tn Relations. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dae. 16.— The Eenate Committee on Foreign Relations this morning reached no conclusion on the Cuban question, but the discussion showed that the Cameron resolution fa voring the recognition of Cuban indepen dence and offering the friendly offices of the United States with Spain to bring the war to a close met with the most favor and may possibly be reported to the Sen ate in the future. ■All the members were present except Senators Lod;;e, Daniel and Gray. The discussion lasted an hour and a half, and when the committee adjourned it was to meet in special s-es ion Friday morning next. Senators Morgan and Mills advo cated the vigorous resolutions introduced by them, but it was apparent that the committee was not prepared to follow such radical leaders. The verbiage in the Cameron resolution does not appear to be altogether satis factory, but how best to frame it the com mittee was unable to-day to decide. Even this resolution is fraught with grave re sults, for, as one leading member of the committee said after the committee ad journed, tfce mere recognition of the in dependence of Cuba means a uiploinatic rupture with Spain, if indeed it does not lead to more serious consequences. While a definite conclusion was not reached, members express the hope that within a few days the committee will be able to meet on common ground. The fact that the committee will meet in special session Friday instead of letting the matter go over until the regular meet ing next Wednesday is accepted as a favorable sistn by the friends of Cuba. No outsiders were present. Ssnator Cameron expects to have this resojution favorably acted upon by the committee Friday, and if this is done it will be called up promptly after the holi day recess. RECRUITING AT ST. LOUIS. ' Activity a hat Attract*] a Government At torney* Attention. • ST. LOUIS, Mo., Dec. 16.— Enlistment of recruits and solicitation of funds to as sist the Cubans continues here unabated, an d is carried on without attempt at con cealment. This is done in direct violation of legal enactment, and to-day United States Circuit : Court Attorney An } tbony felt called upon to interfere. \ Senor Ramon Aquabella. the active Cuban • agent here, . to-day received . a note : from t he attorney calling attention to the fol lowing section of the neutrality laws: ' Every person who within tne territory or Jiuisdiciion of the United States begins or sets on foot, or provides: or prepares the means for any military expedition ;or enterprise to be carried on from them' against the territories The San Francisco Call During the recent southeaster half a dozen vessels reached port. Their canvas was soaked with sea spray and drenched by Tuesday's rain. When the sun shone out about noon yesterday every ship in the fleet hung out her sails to dry. The barometer is steadily rising and ship captains think the storm is over. or dominions of any foreign prince or state, colony, district or people with whom the United States are at peace, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and shall be fined not exceeding $3000 and imprisoned lor not more than three years. Had the work of enlistment been carried on with a show of secrecy as heretofore this note of the attorney would not have been written. But fora week recruiting and tbe soliciting of funds have been public. Julius yon Gerste and W. C. Carter, revolutionary agents, have been quietly picking up the right kind of men and shipping them to New Orleans. They left for that point yesterday, accompanied by Cornelius Knott, a chemist, and J. L. Goodner, a mechanical engineer, who have a new-fangled cannon that is said to work deadly execution. Yon Gerste claimed that he had sent 200 men out of fc>L Louis and that he would pick up 300 more on his way down to New ! Orleans. Prefer. ano* is gi- - :..:■, of the British or German armies, not citi zens of this country. THE LAURADA AT PALERMO. Lying at Anchor Awaiting the Ordera of Her Charterera. VALENCIA, Spaix, Dec 17.— A dis patch from Palermo says that the former Cuban filibustering steamer Laurada had left that port for Gibraltar, where she will ship a cargo and sail for America. BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 17. —J. h. Sewaro & Co., the charterers of the steamer Laurada, are inclined to the belief that tiie dispatch this morning from Valencia, stating tbat the Laurada had left Palermo for Gibraltar, and inferentialiy that she would not attempt a landing at Valencia was inspired by the same person who caused a cablegram to be sent to Seward & Co. last Friday, stating that the United Slates Government had notified the Con sul at Valencia "not to permit tee Lau rada to enter." "To the hest of our knowledge and be lief the Laurada is still at Palermo wait ing our orders," said R. A. Tucker of Seward & Co. "Now, that we have cleared up the situasion somewhat through my call at the State Department yesterday, we will within a day or two decide as to the future movements of the Laurada. Meanwhile she is lying at anchor in Palermo.'' CHICAGO'S CURAN CONTINGENTS. Hundred* of Young Men Enrolling for > Service on the Inland. CHICAGO, 111., Dec. 16.— The Cuban agitation all . through the United States has become so acute since the President's message and the death of - Maceo that Chairman Cragtn of the local Cuban re lief committee decided to-day, after a con ference with his associates, to call a gen eral meeting of the committee of 100 prominent citizens at the Union League Club Friday afternoon," to consider "the local state of affairs and prepare for the contingency of Congressional action in favor of the Cubans. Cragih estimates the number of patriotic young men who have applied for enlistment in the Cuban army from tHis city at 500." In the last few days there has been a large increase. The com mittee is not receiving any applications, because the law forbids such enlistments, but it is well known that there is almost a daily exodus of men in small bodies, so that no attention has been attracted.' Members of the Chicago regiments of the National Guard are 'anxious to help the Cubans as soon as belligerent rights are accorded. ■"-£%' ■•■'.•: PRATES ON SPANISH CHIVALRY. S catkin fj Criticism of the American I'reaa by a Havana Journal. HAVANA, Ctjba, Dec. 16 —Tbe Diario de la Marina, in consequence of having received from its New York correspondent dispatches giving accounts of the excite ment caused throughout tbe United States by the stories of the alleged treacherous mariner in which Maceo was done to death, piints an energetic protest against the circulation of such reports, which it characterizes as gross falsehoods and in sults to Spanish chivalry and honor. In the course of its articles the Diario com ments in scathing terms upon the action of the American newspaper press in print ing "such lies.'' Inn IHcl.arrn Sails for Liverpool. NEW YORK, N. Y. Dec. 16.— Rev. John Watson (lan McLaren) and his wife sailed for Liverpool to-duy. The New Champagne Vintage. A remarkable vintage, eliciting universal admiration, now being shipped to this coun try, UO. H. Mumm's Extra Dry. ' Try it. • SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 1?, 1896. JOHN OF AUSTRIA LIVES IN EXILE The Missing Archduke a Resident of Buenos Ayres. His Identity Admitted When !''';m Recognized by One ot His ;U ; -^■■ ; , », « a v' .' ■ Countrymen. S*en in Company With the Woman lor Whom He Renounced a Title. PORTLAND, Or.. Dec. 16.— The Even ing Telegram of this city says to-day : Some dozen years or more ago tne Arch duke John, a brother of the Emperor of Austria, who possessed a greater passion for mingling with the subjects of his im perial brother than for the strict conven tionality of court life, voluntarily surren dered his title, estates and future expecta tions. This came about by his falling in love with a beautiful actress at the Hof Theater, at Vienna, whom he resolved to make his legitimate wife. When this reached the ears of Emperor Joseph he grew furious and forbade the Archduke again appearing in his presence until he dismissed the notion of the mesalliance from his mind. Originally the European press had it that tne citizenized scion of imperialism left his native country as an ordinary sailor and many other foundationless tales were printed about him, unlil two years ago it was announced in the papers of this country that the Archduke died some where in South America. But for the sub joined paragraph in yesterday's Oregonian the death of the citizen Prince would be an accepted fact outside of the small cir cle acquainted with his antecedents: The Austrian Archduke John, who became a sea-captain, adopting the- name John Orth, an<l is supposed to have been shot at sea sev eral years ago, left 1,000,000 francs on deposit in a bank in Freiburg and another 1,000,000 In St. Gall, Switzerland. Matthias Stengle, formerly an extensive ARCHDUKE JOHN of Austria, the Long-Missing Prince, Who Was Recently Seen in Buenos Ayres. AFTER THE STORM. timber land operator here, refutes all the sensational stories hitherto printed about John Orth in the North American press. He returned from Buenos Ayres, Argen tina, a few days ago, and seeing the Oregonian paragraph, he expressed a de sire to correct the statement with refer ence to the Prince's death. "Being born in Josephstadt, a suburb of Vienna, where I lived until 22 years of age," said Mr. Stengle to a Telegram rep resentative, "I knew the Archduke John by sight as familiarly as I did most of my acquaintances. Even when be was yet a young man h» would walk the streets un attended and hobnob with respectable burghers as if birth had not distinctly re moved him from their social realm. "One evening in the summer of 1895, while attending the principal theater in Buenos Ayres, my attention was involun tarily directed to a large* '.og« -ontalning live ladies, accompanied by ona elderly gentleman. While intently gazing at the gentleman curing the entre acts, for no reason I could at tbe moment explain, his face grew, more and more familiar to me. Before the close of the play I felt assured that he was none other than the oft reported dead Archduke John of Austria. My apparent hallucination, however, was dispelled upon being informed that he was Signor yon Sterrin, a retired German capitalist, long a resident of Argentina, employing his large wealth in the develop ment of the country. "The followfng day I saw Signor yon Slerrin on the street, and despite his ad vanced years I detected in his walk and manner John Ortb. That evening I again came across him in the vestibule of my hotel in conversation with two other gen tlemen. On the impulse of the moment 1 uttered the words: " 'Your Imperial Highness.' "With a start Signor yon Sterrin whirled about, biushing a deep red, and a second thereafter he again was in the thick of the conversation with his friends." Mr. Stengle added that he subsequently had an introduction to the signor, and belore ha left Bueno3 Ayres for Portland the signor tacitly admitted to him that he was John Orth, long dead to tbe outer world. Mr. Stengle was informed that one of the live ladies he had seen in the theater lose was the woman for whom the Prince renounced all possible chances of becoming Emperor of Austria. 'Stranded Off Vuraroa. LONDON, Exg., Dec. 17.— Lloyd's agent at Curacoa cables that the Hamburg- American line steamer Thuringia from Hamburg November 13and Havre Novem ber 17, for West Indian ports, is ashore east of Point Curacoa, island of Curacoa. It is not believed that she has any passengers. HORACE DAVIS FOR THE CABINET Choice of California's Re publican Delegation in Congress. Each Member Has a Favorite, but Unity Prevails in the Caucus. Fruit-Growers' Interests to Be Repre sented Before the Ways and Means Committee. WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 16. -The Republican members of the California delegation met to-day in the committee room of Representative Loud to consider the indorsement of a Californian for ap pointment in President McKinley's Cabinet. There were present Senator Perkins and Representatives Loud, Johnson, Bowers, Barham and McLach lan. Senator Perkins was chosen chair man of the meeting. It was the unanimous sentiment of the delegation that all shoulr* unite upon some one candidate and that harmony should prevail if California was to receive this distinction. An informal talk de veloped the fact that nearly every one of the gentlemen had some favorite to suggest. Among the names proposed were those of Horace Davis of San Fran cisco, James A. Waymire of Alameda, ex-Senator Charles N. Felton of San Francisco, Colonel Harrison Gray Otis, editor of the Los Angeles Times, M. H. de Young and others. It is understood that the latter was only supported by Grove Johnson. The caucus was a secret one, held behind closed doors. Tbe participants declined to divulge what took plaeeat the meeting, but it is understood that Senator Perkins had a kind word to say for nearly all of tbe distinguished Californiaus and espe cially of his friend Waymire. Repre sentative Loud championed the cause of ex-Senator' Felton, with whom be was associated in Congress. Representatives Bowers and McLachlan thought that the southern section of the State should be recognized. Mr. Barham supported Judge DeHaven of Santa Rosa. After an informal talk around tbe table only the names of Davis, Felton, Waymire and De Young were considered. No formal ballots were taken, according to one of the members of the delegation, and it soon became apparent that the senti ment was about evenly divided between Horace Davis and Mr. Felton, the result being that the former received the in dorsement of the delegation, before which Mr. Loud withdrew the name of Mr. De Young, Johnson stating that he would support De Younjj to the end. Mr. Loud thereupon said that be had authority from Mr. De Young to withdraw his name. One member of the delegation present at the meeting to-day said to the Call correspondent that Mr. Davis was selected as the choice of the delegation because he was tbe only one of all tbe Californians mentioned who had achieved a reputation which would entitle him to a place in the Cabinet. AH of tbe members united in eulogy of Mr. Davis, who had served two terms in Congress and who has been president of the State University of California. Mr. Johnson said: "He is a man who represents no factions in the party, but whose appointment would tend to con ciliate all Republicans of California and would bring the party together. His education peculiarly fits him for a Cabinet position, and while he is not a million aire be Das worldly goods enough to enter tain in style." Mr. Loud said he believed the indorse ment of Mr. Davis would be very satis factory to San Francisco and to all Cali fornia. Representative Bnrliam approved the delegation's indorsement and said that it would be satisfactory to both the people ot California and himself personally. Senator Perkins, while especially friend ly to the aspirations of JuJge Waymire, conceded that Mr. Davis, the nominee, was in every way qualified for aov Cabi net appointment that President McKinley might tender him. The Oregon delegation was not invited to meet with the Californiaus, it being the understanding that the Oregon men will urge Representative Hermann for Secre tary of the Interior. The delegation also considered the mat ter of representation before the' Ways and Means J Committee lin an endeavor to se cure an increased duty on California prod ucts, and the following telegram was sent to the officers of the Fruit-growers' Asso ciation and others: '■ > . ;.-.'%'-"f'-y&'f . : Tbe Republican .- member* of the' CaliforEda delegation have.' arranged fora hearing be fore the Committee ou Ways and Means on January 5 with reference to the proposed tar iff on agricultural and horticultural schedule; also hearings on wines, set I for December 28; beet sugar, December 30 lumber, ; December 31; jute, January 2, and wool, January 6. We will present any data you may furnish in be half of California industries affected by this proposed tariff, and will arrange a hearing for your : representatives should • you prefer. Gsokge C. Perkins, Chairman. It is understood that Representative Barham will appear before the committee on December 28, 31 and January 6 to ad vocate an increased duty on wine, lumber and wool. Senator Perkins will on December 30 make an argument in favor of levying a specific duty of \y y cents a pound on sugar, instead of the present duty of 40 per cent ad valorem, as well as a bounty on the manufacture of beet sugar. Mr. Rutherford, manager of the Oak land jutemills, has been notified to appear before the Ways and Means Committee on January 2 to urge an increased tariff duty on articles of jute manufacture. BLIZZARD IN NEW YORK. Severest Snowstorm of the Winter Reaches a Climax — Anxiety for Yes- sels That Are Due. NEW YORK, N. V., Dec 16.— This city and vicinity were to-day the center of the severest snowstorm of the winter. It was accompanied by winds of great velocity. The storm started in the Lower Mississippi Vailey last Monday, switched to the At lantic Coast over .Florida and passed up the coast, increasing in severity, until early to-day it reached a climax. At 2 o'clock this morning tbe wind had reached the maximum. It was then blow ing at the rate of forty-eight miles per hour. By 8 o'clock, however, the wind had fallen to thirty-seven miles per hour. By 9 o'clock nearly five inches of snow had fallen. The temperature here at 8 o'clock this morning was 22 degrees. In the next hour it rose one degree. The barometer in the Weather Bureau in this city to-day registered 25.7 inches, the lowest reported from any of the coast stations, making this city the center of the storm. There are several steamers now due here from European ports. The list con tains the names of nine steamers that are from two io six days overdue, this of course being attributed to the rough weather which has prevailed at sea re cently. At bandy Hook the wind came from tbe north-northeast, blowing a forty mile gale with a blinding snowstorm. Three deaths due directly or indirectly to the storm have been reported. COLORADO MININQ DISASTER. Six Men Lose Their Zivea by a Jilast and a Cave. RED CLIFF, Colo., Dec. 16.— A terrible accident occurred late this afternoon in the Holy Cross mining district. The ac cident took place in a tunnel in the Holy Cross mine. A rich strike was made re cently in the tunnel, and the company has been pushing developments of the new vein. Six men were at work in the tunnel this afternoon. A heavy blast was put in, which tore down a great quantity of earth and stone, under which they were crushed to death. Tbe district is situated sixteen miles from this place. The courier bring in the news of the disaster could not give the names of the unfortunate miners. Physi cians were sent from here. It is doubtful if any further news will be received to night. PRICE FIVE CENTS. GARD'S MEN IN DANGER Mexican Rurales Sent to Arrest the Trailers of Dunham. WILL BE IMPRISONED IF CAPTURED. Governor Sangines of Lower California Regards Them 1 as Invaders. PURSUIT CF THE MURDERER . BALKED. , Mounted Parties Scouring the Border Country in Quest of the Americans. SAN DIEGO, Cal., Dec. 16.— The pur suers of Murderer Dunham are about to be pursued themselves. If they do not * act with alertness and celerity they are likely to be caught by a force of Mexican rurales and taken ignominiously to En senada jail. The Mexicans have been ordered to apprehend the American party, and they will do so if they can. Not a word has been received from the pursuers of Dunham, and no person is known to have seen them after they leached Mexican territory. So carefully were the plans laid by ex-Marshal Gard and Sheriff Lyndon that no one in San Diego is positive as to the exact destina tion of the party, though it is evident that they are going below the line. The Mexican officers at Tia Juana and elsewhere along the border are fully alive to the situation, and so is Colonel A^us tin Sangines, Governor of the Northern District of Lower California. The latter makes it his business to keep posted on ' everything going on along the border, re ceiving news by special courier or by wire. The Mexican ollicers as a general rule speak and read English. The news of the invasion of Mexican territory by the Lyndon-Gard posse wrought them tip to a fever of excitement. The San Diego papers containing news of the actions of the posse and its destination were eagerly scanned. They were very wrolh at Marshal Gard's assertion that he would enter Mexican territory and locate hjs man, then return and set the wbeels in motion to secure the aid of every Mexican officer and rurale on the peninsula. The Tia Juana people talked and gesticulated over this inter view and decided to let Governor Sangines know its import at the earliest possible moment. A courier was accordinely dis patched on a fleet horse, bearing the pa pers and letters from the comandanteat Tia Juana. There is said to have been commotion in Ensenada when the Governor learned that an armed force was scouring Mexico without permission. Colonel Sanginea is a fighting man himself, having conducted several important campaigns in Central Mexico on orders from General Diaz. Sangines in the Tehuantepec uprising dis played military qualities and firmness to a degree that will not be encouraging to the Americans if they fall into his clutches in violation of the Jaw. Colonel Sangines' investigation of tha matter is said on the best of authority to have resulted in orders to the co raandante at Tia Juana to gather a force of rurales, well armed and mounted, and to pursue without delay the Lyndon-Gard posse and apprehend it, by force if neces sary. As was hinted to-ilay by a Mexican official connected with the consulate, the Mexican comandante is instructed to warn the American invaders to peaceably retire lrom the country and accompany them to the boundary line in order to in sure the carrying out of the order. If, however, the Americans evince a determi nation to keep on and refuse to obey the warning Older, then the comandante is ordered to arrest and convey them to Ensenada. At Tia Juana to-day there was a bustling and suppressed excitement on the part of the officers, and men on horseback went out in all directions, presumably to round up the small bands of rurales scattered through the country to concentrate them at some unknown point. It was reported that the Mexican posse was to get away some time to-night and meet another small posse somewbera in the hills about Stiji, in the direction sup posed to have been taken by the Lyndon- Gard party. The rurales noticed at Tia Juana to-day were in high feather, dis playing their arms in full view —carbines, sabers, pistols and all. They conversed excitedly together, but would not reply to any questions propounded by curious Americana who happened to be visiting the town. Constable Clark, who gave the tip to Sheriff Lyndon that caused that officer to come posthaste to San Diego, said to-day '•When Sheriff Lyndon returns from the desert —that ii from his trip—and Dun hum ia still at large I shall ask- Lyndon ii he wants Dunham. If he wants Dunham I can take him to a man right here who has talked with Dunham within a week. He knows where Dunham is and has known for three months'. Dunham is in Lower California, but he is not within 165 miles of where Lyndon and Gard are go ing." p , Trana-MiaaUaippi Expoaition Officer a. OMAHA, Nebb., Dec. 16.—Tbe following officers were to-day elected by the board of directors to have full chargs of tha trans-Missis-sippi VExposition, to be held in Omaha In 189#: G. W. Wattles, presi dent; Alvin Saunders, vice-president; John A. Wakeneld, secretary; Herman Kountze, treasurer; Z. T. Lindsay, chief of ways and means; F. P. Kirkendall, buildings and grounds; \V. A. Babcock, transportation; E. E. Bruce, pxhibits; A. L. Reed, concessions; G. M. Hitchcock, promotion; and E. Kosewater, publicity.