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VOL. II?IsO. 79.
Canton Lawyers Tender Him
a Banquet.
Corillnt and Hourly FrlcutXqfcip of
England llio Mont GrntltyliiK Clr
'camntnuco or Onr Foreign Itoln
tloun Daring ???? War?Wimt the
Treaty, ir Itntllled, Will Urine to
tbo Uultort Slates.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglanian-Pllot.)
Canton. O.. Jan. 2.?Judge William R.
Day, President of the Peaeo Commis?
sion at Paris and late Secretary of
State, received a v/elcome home this
evening which took the form of a ban?
quet nt the Barnett House, given by
the Stark County Bar Association.
Hon. W. A. Lynch, who was Judge
Day's law partner In their younger
days, but who now devotes his time
principally to railroad managements,
wus master of ceremonies. Judgo Geo.
E. Baldwin, one of tho oldest prac?
titioners at the local bar and a very
Intimate friend of the guest of honor,
delivered the welcoming address, to
Which Judge Day responded.
Judge Day paid a high tribute to tho
legal fraternity of Stark county, clos?
ing with an eloquent reference to
President McKinley, a member of the
ass iclatfon, and reciting his devotion to
tho country during tho war, and the
incidents lo:t>ling thereto. He then
spoke as follows of the matters which
took himself and hin colleagues to
"Recognizing that there are crrtnln
matters which may not properly be dis?
cussed on an occasion of this kind, I
think 1 may nevertheless say some?
thing to my brethren "f the bar of
tho events of which have occurred In
the period of our separation. .
"If I "were called uuon to state the
most gratifying < Ircumstancos of our
foreign relations during the war. It
would be In the uniformly cordial and
honrty friendship of the English be?
fore and during tho struggle. ob?
serving tho obligations of neutrality and
never stepping outside the require?
ments of International law, we had the
sympathy and good will of that great
power, l don't believe cither nation
seeks or would be benefited by a for?
mal alliance.
"Nevertheless; the existence of cor
itlnl relations bet ween people kindred
by blood, speaking the same language
und having the same Ideals of civil
liberty nnd good government is a fact,
the pot tic- ..? which can hardly be
I have betfh asked about the work
of the commissioners viewed from a
lawyer's ft ndpolnt. I think I may say
something lo yo? about it. if in ex?
cess of i ho proprieties of the occasion
I shall nsk yon lo treat It In it pro?
fessional confidence. On the I2th of Au?
gust the protocol or Washington was
executed] it may be said to have been
the preliminary contract whose final
execution was lo be embodied in the
trei i y.
"As to Cuba, Porto liioo, minor West
Indian Islands, and tin Island In the
Lad rones, it was capable of execution,
by a simple deed of cession of these Isl?
ands, except Cuba, where final re
lipquishmcnl of Spanish sovereignty
was required.
"As to tho Philippine Islands, their
disposition, government nnd control
was left for final determination in the
treaty. I have often been nskel how
It suis possible lo make progress In a
commission having equal representa?
tion from tin- two nations.
"Whilst this fact did not prevent the
fullest discussion the United States
having made all the concession -which
It believed just and fair, was obliged
to Insist that its terms be accepted.
The publications of ihe proceedings
will show that nothing can be farther
from the truth than to assume that
the United Slates adopted toward
Spain a policy of 'stand ami deliver.'
'?The American commissioners heard
with rospect nnd endeavored to answer
with firmness every position advanced
by the Spanish commission. For bet?
ter, for worse, the work of the com?
missioners Is done and needs but the
ratification of the President by ami
with the consent of the Senate to be?
come the supreme law in tho land. It
cannot be a matter of regrel lo any
American that the rising sun of the
new year beholds the ensign or nur
glorious republic floating from the
v.'alls of Morro, where for so many
years the royal banner of Spain has
looked down upon so much of corrup?
tion, misery and shame.
"To-night not wie foot of American
?oll remains under Spanish domination
and the people so long oppressed are
to 'have n new birth of freedom. This
Is not the time nor place to discuss
our policy in the far East.
*'ir this treaty should be ratified, it
brings to the United States title to the
arcfoipelago. to be dealt with as the
American people In their wisdom may
pe-e fit In one thing I think we are
all agreed- that when the line of our
duty has been determined, it mjtsst be
discharged as b'ecorhies a. groat free and
liberty loving nation. Whether or no
we have so willed the days of our in?
ternational Isolation are past. It does
not follow that the advice of the Im?
mortal Washington to avoid entojigllng
aillonce>s i? less potent to-day than
when the words were written.
"The American citizen has a right to
go wherever trade and enterprise may
legitimately seek an outlet for the pro?
duct of American thrift and industry,
and there must follow, it need be, the
The war and navy departments seem to bo well prepared tor possible trouble In Havana. Major General Erooke,
governor of the Island. Is In personal charge of arrangements, and he Is aided by Major Oeneral Fltr.-Hugh Lee. gov?
ernor of Havana province, and HrlgLdler General Ludlo-.v. governor of the city of Havana. Many thousands of Amer?
ican troops arc in Havana and Its suburbs, nnd four .ships of the navy?the armored cruisers Brooklyn and New York
the battleship Toxas and the cruiser Topeka?all have their guns trained on the turbulent citv.
overshadowing piotrciiroi of the flag."
Other addresses were del levered as
''American niplnmacy," Hon. J.
Twing Brooks, of Salem.
"The President," Judge Isaac H.
Taylor, Carrollton.
?'Bench and Bar." Judge T, S^Mfo
"The Army and Navy," Colonel Jas.
.). Clark.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Washington, D. C, Jan. 2.?The
President and Mrs. McKinley received
the season's greetings to-day from the
great throng of callers, representing
every branch of public life, who at?
tended the White House reception. I.t
was the first time since the present
administration began that circum?
stances permitted the observance of
this custom, and thiB. as well as the
happy and propitious oircuinstunces
under which the year begins, added to
the Interest and enjoyment surround?
ing the event. It was an ideal mid?
winter day, the air crisp nnd bracing
and the ground covered with snow.
The Executive Mansion was elaborately
decorated for the event, n wealth of
cut flowers, palms, potted plants and
ferns transforming the apartments Into
bowers of shrubbery and bloom. In
Ihc r< reiving line with the President
and Mrs. McKinley were the members
of the Cabinet and the Cabinet ladies,
while back of the line stood many
ladies from the army, navy, Congres?
sional and judicial circles. Among the
most notable figures in the lino of
rollers were the foreign Ambassadors
and Ministers, in their rich diplomatic
uniforms. Officers of the army "and
navy nlso were in full uniform, giving
n brilliancy and dash to the occasion.
The army group, which attracted most
attention, was one made up of Majors
General Miles. Shatter and Law ton and
Brigadier General Corbln, who, after
greeting the Presidential party, were
invited to join the receiving party.
The reception lasted, something over
two hours nnd was In every way a
.successful?aud?happy uphering in?of
the new year.
tCiigentr'n Kan wi'li in Vlclorlrt,
(By Telegraph to VIrglhlnn-Pilot.)
Paris, January 2.?The Journal has
from a. personage belonging to.the suite
of ex-Empress Eugenie, a statement
upon the eve of her departure from
England, In the early days of the Fas
hoda Incident, the Empress took leave
of I lot Majesty. Queen Victoria, when
Eugenie was about to leave the Queen
"If war should break out between
France and England I will ask God to
allow me to die before it occurs."
Three dai's later the secretary "f the
pjc-Empresa IS said to have eommuhl^,
cated the words of the Queen to the
French f< relish office
Americans Control Customs, Post
Office and Telegraphs.
CabltDS Only Appointed lo I'o?iiIoiin
In C'ii ii lo um Nervlc' ?Hm icrloM Mi?
llonctl iii SilinnlNli I'ortrwcN-Old
Ulory Holste?! on Wrooh of Maine.
(Py Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-PilOt.)
Havana, Jan. 2.?The people of Ha?
vana are in a joyful mood to-day, in
spite of the disappointment experienced
over the fact that the projected festiv?
ities have been postponed. The resent?
ment quickly subsided and gave place
to composure.
The city was tranquil last night Ma?
jor-General Brooke's impressions of Cu?
ba nre pleasing. He regards the peo?
ple as being emotional,' mkld and order?
Americans arc now conducting the
customs, postolllcc n.nd telegraphs. In
fact all public business, with Spanish
and Cuban employes.
CUBANS ONLY eligible.
Col. Bliss, the American Collector of
Customs, has been Instructed by the
authorities at Washington not to ap?
point Americans to subordinate places
in this or the other customs houses.
Only Cubans nre to he appointed.
After the General tak<-s up his head?
quarters In the palace, Mrs. Brooke will
arrange a series of social functions.
The headquarters for the present will
be at the general's hotel.
Generals Brooke and Ludlow nee
many of the prominent Cubans. They
are easily accessible, and wish to make
a wide personal and official acquaint?
As the civil police is slowly formed
the American troops will be sent Into
the country.
The batteries of the Second artillery
have been landed from the United i
States transport Chester. One battery!
was sent to Morro Castle; another Is I
garrisoned at Cabanas fortress; a third i
Is stationed near the palace, and the
other three batteries are camped at
The United Stales transport Sara?
toga arrived here to-day from Charles?
ton, S. C, with the Third Nebraska
regiment on board.
Two Cuban soldiers carrying rifles
were stopped by a patrol of the Tenth
United States regular infantry on Ga
lino street last night, and were re?
quested to give up their weapons. They
did so after an argument.
American Soldiers with cu
ban flags.
It developed to-day that the com?
pany of the Indiana regiment, which
waved Cuban flaps during the parade
yesterday, was not arrested, as rahled
last night. Investigation shpwed that
the Ha?? wen; distributed to them by
Cubans In the crowd, and that the act
of waving them was thoughtless nnd
not prearranged.
Twenty-live Cuban horsemen, well
mounted and armed. Joined the column
at the Prado, rode to Central Park, and
debouched Into a side street. They
aroused considerable enthusiasm.
Throe bluejackets from the Texas, at
about half-past twelve yesterday, row?
ed to the wreck of the Maine and
hoisted a largo stars and stripes to tho
peak of tbo wreck. The flag was sa?
luted by the shipping in the harbor.
An Immense American flag was also
hoisted on top of the 200-foot shears at
the naval dock, where It could be seen
for miles around.
London, Jan. 3.?The Havana cor?
respondent of the Times, referring to
the, refusal of General Mnxlmo Gomez
to surrender his arms until an indepen?
dent government is granted, says:
"I believe that the iniluencc of Gene?
ral Gomez with tho rebels Is com?
pletely ended."
The Times prints a letter this morn?
ing from a "distinguished American
naval officer" giving an interesting ac?
count of tho situation In Havana, and
expressing sincere pity for "the many
gallant Spanish officers." He describes
the "fatalistic resignation" of tho
Spaniards nnd the riots resulting from
the dismissal of the Spanish police
without pay.
Commenting editorially upon tho fore?
going letter. Its correspondent's opinion
and the transfer of the sovereignty in
Cuba from Spain to tho United States,
the Times says:
"Such a transfer was the best thing
that could have happened to the
Cubans. For their own sakes it Is to
be hoped that their political education
will bo rapid and complete, since It Is
certain that the Americans will not
tolerate the impatience of law which a
long and demoralizing struggle has
Regarding the non-payment of the
police, the Times says:
"A bankrupt generally manages to
pay his servants wages. The complete?
ness of tho Spanish downfall la more
fully brought home to us by these
squalid domestic tragedies than by the
greater events of the war."
Narrow Kaenpo from viifl'itcnMoit.
(By Telegraph to Vlririnlan-Pllot.)
Carllnville, 111.. Jan. 2.?The shaft or
the Carlinville Coal Company caught
fire to-day by a can of lubricating oil
being heated on a stove on the top of
the tipple. A strong southwest wind
fanned the flames. The fire company
wns powerless, as liier?? was no water
In the mains. The burning timbers nnd
fired coal tumbled down in the shaft.
One hundred men were encased below.
The ulr shaft engine being seldom used
refused to work. A panic ensued below
where the nlr hud extinguished the
flatnes iii the lamps, leaving the meti
In total darkness. They were scattered
over a radius of three miles. Suffoca?
tion was narrowly Averted. A'sccne In?
describable took place on top among
the mothers, daughters and sweet?
hearts of the miners.
The men wet"C finally released from
the mine unbanned. The loss will ag?
gregate $10,000; J5.0?U insurance^
fRy Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.)
Montptier, Yt., January 2.?The body
of the late United states Senator Jus?
tin Smith Merrill arrived here to-day
from Washington. On the train which
brought tho body to Montpcller was
also the body of tho Senator's wife,
who died at the capital several months
ago. In the funeral party wcro the
delegations of representatives from
Congress, and Senators appointed to
attend the obsequies here, and a num?
ber of personal friends of the late Sen?
Emblems of mourning were every?
where visible in Montpelier to-day.
PI a ks blaring crape floated at half staff
throughout the city. A handsome arch
of evergreen had i>ec:i erected over the
gate at th.1 entrance to the grounds of
the state capital. The Interior of the
building was appropriately draped with
crepe, the national colors and beauti?
ful flowers.
All places throughout the city were
closed until after the funeral. The wea?
ther this morning was line and clear,
but very cold, the thermometer regis?
tering 26 degrees below r.ero.
Th<- 'body of Senator Morrlll was
horne to the capltol, where It lay In
tho corridor before -the Representa?
tives' hall. The hall had been elabor?
ately decora.) l with flowers, crepe and
the national rtors. During the day
Hundreds i assed the casket.
The funeral services In Representa?
tives' hall were largely attended. Men
from all parts of tho State came to pay
final respects to the memory of the lato
President M. II. Buckham, of the Uni?
versity of Vermont, delivered the eu?
logy, lie als.? made touching reference'
to Mrs. Morrlll.
After the lobbies were cleared the
bodies of Senator Morrlll and Mrs. Mor
rill were taken to Croon Mount Ceme?
tery, where they wore placed in a vault
to remain until Spring, when they will
bo carried to ?lrafford for interment.
(By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.)
Columbus, Ohio, J?n. 2.?It Is not of?
ten that It faCls to the part of a sta?
tionary engineer to play the part of a
hero, hut that I? what happened to
Lee Chalfant, substitute engineer at
Wolff Brothers' shos factory to-day.
Though badly scalded, he leaped
through blinding clouds of steam, raked
the llrcs from under tho boilers nnd
prevented an explosion that Jeopardised
the lives of COO employes In tho build?
The regular engineer of the plant Is*|
Ml, and Chalfant was working as
substitute. This morning he noticed
that there was too much water In the
boiler, and he opened a valve to let
some of It out. Then he wont around
In front to watch the gauge while the
water ran Into the well. Ho soon saw
that the water was going out too fast,
and that a Jot of steam war. escaping!
with great force. In trying to shut It]
off. he was badly s-aided, but In spite j
of the pain he tlionght only of the hor?
rible consequence of an explosion.
There was but one thing to do, ai\d
that was done quickly. Seizing a
shovel, he sprang to the furnace doom
and began raking out the fires.' The
boiler cooled down and the danger
point was passed. Then Chalfant g?ve I
the nfirm. He was taken to his home,'
where he lies in a precarious condition*
but with prospects for his recovery.
(By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-rilot.)
L'.inslng, Mich., January 2.?In tho
I executive parlors of the State capltol
Chief Justlre Grant, of the Supreme
Court, at noon to-day administered the
oath of office to Governor Ping'ree and
the State officers-elect. A large audi
enco witnessed the ceremony. The In?
auguration, reception of Governor Pin
greo. the new Stat- officers and Justices
of One Supremo Court, held to-night at
the .'.ipltol, was one of the greatest
s . i.'.l functions ever given here.- Dj
splte counter attractions at the hotels,
In the shape of Senatorial and'Speak
erst) I p contests, fully s.ooo people pass?
ed through the Hue of no'ables who
were assisting the- Governor to receive.
Nearly all of the members-elect of the
Legislature were present, but neither
of the Senatorial candidates put In s?
The Senatorial situation remains un?
changed to-night, both the Burrows
and Pack faction*: claiming to bo con?
fident of victory.
Late to-night the Burrows men
show a list of 61 name* signed to their
..all for a Joint caucus to nominate a
Senator Wednesday night, with eight
more names t)i.-y claim will be added I
lo night or to-morrow morning us soon j
as the members arrive. This, It Is be- ]
Ueved pcttles tie- Senatorial contest in
favor of Senator Hurrows. although
the Pack men say they will he able to
control some of the votes signed to the
Burrows' call.
A caucus of Republicans on Speaker
ship brought together 17 of the i>2
members. It adjourned at midnight, af?
ter ugreelng to support Pay I F. Clark,
of Lincoln, for Speaker. Five members
remained away ,and while not declar?
ing they will support the fusion nomi?
nee, they assert they will not vote for
Clark. Present prospects ?vo therefore
good for deadlock on opening- day t/f
tho action. _:
? ~..f.
Continued Silence Makes the
Situation Irritating.
II Ih Surmized IhtU Ho IIa? Not Alt
larked tbo Inanrgeuia and NaGTer* V,
eil n Itepulnr. but la Proceeding
vrltli Tnct aiut ( uniloti-Rv': ;?r?e? .
menu to tto Unrrled to ihe PUJI*
(By Telegraph to Vlrginioii-PHo.L)
Washington, IX C. Ji ti. 3.?Not!
more has been heard at the War
partment from General Otis at Manila,
since Its cablegram ot yesterday was
The situation Is irrtatlng In the fact
that according to the oxnerleneti of
the last few days It is not to he ex- ?
pectod that anything more can be
heard from Hollo for a day or two at
least ,e.\cc:>t in the very improbable
event that tho American force baa,,
boon repulsed In their efforts to make ?
a landing and has been obliged to re?
turn straight to Manila. .'?
It Is surmised that the reports tha,i*y'-:
General Miller is proceeding with mora' .
tact and with less roughness In bit*,
dealings with tho insurgents than'^p-^ijj'
pcari d from n. Urst Inspection of tht*
reports. 11 Im purpose apparently::' wak .??
to avoid stieb a formal recognition ot
the Insurgents as mitritt tend to >???.-'
bar ras? the United States Government ?
hereafter, but tit the same time not"to '
deal harshly with them if they: can
be brought to see the rectitude ot his
intention.--. Therefore the . officials, ~&re>'.
of tho opinion that there will be no
actual hostilities between tho foroos ,
arrayed against General Otis andofels
own, but that at the worst the .tor-...j
liter will retire from the city \yUhout :
accepting or rejecting tho American, '
overtures until they havo heard "front.
Agulnaidn. General O'.is has taltett
stops to acquaint General-Miller vrlta, :?
the very latest instructions of iiii ' '
President and a succlal messenger le '
now on his way from Manila to Il?r- ,
ilo. 0;
PINKS. ? - '.-.,
? Although oflVcials profess this flirong'
belief that no serious trouble will oc
euro they linve taltcu' '-the? precaution
to expedite the dispatch of military re-;
Inforcements to General Otlfi* command
In the Philippines. Orders have bees .
lifitied for tho Twentieth Regiment of
Infantry nt Fort Wndsworth to tlttto
its departure so as to be In San Brans.
Cisco by the Tth Instant in order to
embark on the military transport be- '
ing fitted out to sail for Manila on th^t
date, if posslbe. The two other infantry ?
regiments which aro tinder orders ta
proceed to the Philippines by thg Pa-"
eitle route?the Third and Twenty-sec?
ond will follow as soon ns means of
water transportation can be sccurKd.-^
Three other regiments are also undi.-sv'.
orders to pro? cod to Manila by way of
the Mediterranean and Sues; canal. .
These aro the Fourth. Twelfth an ft
Seventeenth Infantry Regiments, They:
will make the trir on the new trails- ?
ports Mobile and Mohawk and unless ,
present plans mil-carry ? they will- em?
bark at Now York on tho 17th In?
Major General T.nwton, the hern of E)
fancy, who has been ordered to take;
command of tbo military forces In the '
Jnr Geiv .iii Otis, ns military governor'
of the irchlpelngo, will accompany th?
cxped'.lon from New York.
ttoofccvctt Innicgnriiled Oovcrnov of
Ximv YorU.
. (By Telegraph to Virginia-Pilot.)
Albany. N. Y., Jan. 2.?Theodor?
Roosevelt was Inaugurated as Governor
of New York to-day. In spite pi es
treme cold weather the ceremony v/as
'witnessed by a great crowd of people,
assembled in ths Assembly hall of tho
Capitol. Preceding the. , Inauguratldfc??
there was a parade of civil apd rrtJK-'
tury bodies- Bishop Doane, of the Pro?
testant Episcopal .Diocese of Albany;.:
offered prayer and Secretary o? Statat
McDonough administered tho oath <>f,
office to tht* Governor-elect, after- which,
Governor Black welcomed his successors
Iinufnn A'.iti?Imn<?riitllNMl !.4AGt)<>.
(Ily Tcfegraph to Vlrclalan-Pilot.j
Boston. Jan. 2.?At it meeting of thi
Anti-Imperialist Dengue to-day It was
reported that the direct protests
against any extension of the 8CVerelgt?~V
ty of the United States over the Phil?
ippine Ish-.nds are coming In through
the leugne in increasing numbers rronv
rl! parts of the Union. Mr. Erviissr
Winalow. secretary of tho league, wift
visit Washington this week to Inter?
view several Senators who have ex-,
pi-.-?seti a desire for a conference,
MeillaiiH lte^rl tirnluttTnxittlou,
(l?y Telegraph to Vlr?lnIah-Pltot.l
l^uitton. Jan. 2.?A dispatch ftore .
Rome fays a mob of 4.O0O- 'p&oplft bos'
destroyed the Internal Revenue sentry,
boxes and stoned tho gendarmes around
Nisten:;. Sicily, us u protest against
excessive taxation. A number of per?
sons weto wounded.
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