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J a not Dunoe Taylor, of New York, com mitted suicide at toe Grafton Hotel, Wash Ington. lie cut Li is throat with n razor While temporarily lusann from illness. Comptroller Trnoewoll decided th claim of Swift A Co. for beef f urulshed to the army at Ponce to be Juit. Judge Parnell, In Kul il N. C, refused to grant kd Injunction tu prevent the con solidation of the various Hues of Hih Sea board Air Line, ami Immediately uttur the COUSollclnlloU WUS effected. The Eastern Furniture Manufacturers' Association met lu Philadelphia, and docld. d to advance prices tuu par cent, on certalu lines. Dr. Edward H. Williams, senior partner of the B.tldwiu Locomotive Works, Pulladel ihla, died at Biuilu Barbara, C'ul. Adjutant General Case, of Michigan, re fused to comply with Govtruor Piugroe's demand for hi resignation. A seven-story apartment bouse, owned by Morrli Mandolsteiu, In New York, wag du troyed by Are. John Branch foil Into a vat containing boiling water at the Sbotwell Tannery, tu Manchester, Virginia. F. M. Etherldge, a proiblnet lawyer at Dallas. Texan, killed EJwlu O. Harrell, au nther lawyer. A strike began at the Park and Oxford collierle, near Scraiitou, Pa. Chairman Mark A. Iluiuin, of the National Committer, has Issued the formal call for the assembling of the Natlouui Republican Con vention in Philadelphia on June lvith. Senator Hoar Introduced a resolution de. fluiog his Interpretation of the American policy la reference to the Spanish Islands now under American dominion. Leading officers of the army have united In au appeal for fund with which to lift tlin mortgage on the home of the late General I.awton, lu California. Chairman Ilurton, of Home River and Har bor Committee, announces that there will be no river and harbor bill at this session of Congress. The Secretary of Agriculture has ordered quarantine against cattle affected with Southern fever. The President sent to the Senate the treaty negotiated by the powers at The Hague last summer. Mrs. Sanderson testified In her own de fense in Marshall, Mloh., denying the story that she fed ground glass to her husband. The maiu building of Bue'itel College, in Akron, O., including all the laboratories, was destroyed by lire. The yellow fever hospital at Santiago was destroyed by a lire that was probably of In cendiary origin. Samuel Oompern won unnnlmously re elected president of the American Federation of Labor. M. J. Meagher, an elephant trainer, was killed by an elephant at Sollersville, Ohio. President H. C. Hlmmons, of Furgo Col lege, dropped deud in Fargo, N. D. The Musonio Temple In Richmond, Va., n handsome building, will, it is said, huve to be sold for debt. The Grand I.oJge will likely become the purchaser. Dr. James L. Angell said that but for the Monroe Doctrine tho European powers would be dividing up South America us they are partitioning China. The steamer City of Kansas was tin rued to the water's edge wbilu lying at her wharf at New Madrid, Mo. The j usseugors hud a narrow escape. The Federation of I.nbor decided to re turn to the system of assessing ml member of trades unions for the purpose of uldiug strikers. Dr. 8. M. Jenkins, accused of mnlpractlce, was killed in court by Hugh Wheut, Uio brother of an alleged victim. Fowllowing the news of the failure of the New York Produce Exchange Trust Com pany In New York, there was a wild panic on the New York .stock Exchange, money going up to 125 per cent, until the clearlng-bouso came to the relief of tho situation by lending ten millions at six per cent. The Pennsylvania ltallrnnd's plan for pen sioning aged employes will be put in effect January 1, 1900. There will be 050 employes retired and pensioned on that date. The committee of the National Republi can Committee was Well plcused with the Auditorium In Philadelphia, where the Re publican Convenlluu will be held. Henry Weller pleaded guilty of murder in the second degree in Somerset, Pa. The Broadway National Bunk, of Boston, wns so iuvolved in the fulluro o( the John P. Squire Company that It was obliged to close its doors, and the bunk examiner was ap pointed receiver. There was a bad railroad wreck on the Northern Pacitlo near Lewletnn, Idaho, in which two engineers were killed and other members of the train crews fatally injured. Mrs. Alice Throo .morton was arrested iu Richmond on tho charge, prefcrrud by hor cousin, Mrs. Hill, of forgery. Mrs. Jacob Hcndrickson, of Woodbury, X. J., rco iv-d a letter from her sailor b un burn!, whom she hud mourned us deud. At Moorelleld, W. Va., Lemuel Kohue was sentenced to life imprisonment for the mur der of John Snger. Unrequited love led Joseph Rlnker, of Churlesion, W. Va., to commit suicide ut Middletown, Va. The debate in the House of llcpreso- tu tlveson the Currency hill closed with dra matic Ircldeids. Home or (lie Democrats themelvci objected to unanimous consent to substitute a tl.vtei-n-ti.-one mcusure for lint bill proposi d . y the Democrats. The Senate Committee ou 1'rlvlleiro and Elections heard urgumeiits for and uirnin-t the seating of bonutor (Juuy, of Foui.sji vaniu. Fire caused a loss of $8,000 ut the Well ington Industrial Homo School, ou the i'-n-nallytown road. No Insurance, William Euclid Young, u member of the New York Htock Exchange, who was x ' pelled, sued for 4:200,1 00 damattes. Wulebuck barge No. 115, with a crow of nine men, went down in Hie siortu ou Lake Superior. Three small children of Samuel Itcyiiohle, of Niebolasvide, Ky., were burned to death. Mrs. Mary Smith, ou aged widow, was' burued to death ut her home, near Han over, Pu. Former Congressman James Nelson Pld cock died at bis home, lu White House, N. 1. Oliver Dean, of VVilmlngtou. took two boxes of Rough on Rut and died. Chief of Police Murphy was killed by a burglar in Furgo, N. D. Railroads, both east and west of Chicago, are contemplating a general advance of from l-O to 40 per cent. In freight rates. The re tall price of many articles will be raised iu consequence, The steumer Arthur Orr, which was sup posed to be ou the rocks lu Lake Huron, bus been found at anchor, badly dumuged by Hie storm. No lives were lost. A fireman was killed and two other men Injured In a llro thai destroyed the Duluth Boot and Shoe Company's factory, at Du luth, Minn. Amos OeWwelt, accused III Lebanon, Pa., of wife murder, was acquitted, on lh plea tlint Justifiable jealousy hud made him In sane. The centenary of tho d uth of (jcoriru Washington was obi-ervcd nl variolic acn tliroiiL'hout the country. The uhki i r l ceremonies were iield, under Mnoi.iu auspices, at tlw tomb of Washington, nl Ml Vernon, where Prislilcnt Mckinley delivered the oration. Senator Dcpow wus the orator at llie i xerclsei III Washington. Tilers were t.lsu inspiring exercises at Independence Hull. In Philadelphia, and lu New lork. GLOOM IN ENGLAN). NO JOY or CIIRIHTM T DE IN MAN f IIOXM, LONDON WITHOUT NEWS. f .'lemls Hiid Relatives or the ftoldlrr and Others In Hie llcleged Towns Nearly Mom Out with Huspense -Fears That They Have liven Reduced to the Point of MtaMKtloll. London, (By Culile.V-Kngland continues shrouded lu gloom. There Is mourning Id hundreds of homes, and suspense and anx iety lu thousands of others. The holiday season makes the burden of grlof In the stricken homes nil the harder to bear, when oontrusted with the joyful festivals of the post, when fathers, sons and brothers, now dead or wounded, were near tholr loved ones. It was n sad, instead of a merry, Christmas lu Old England. Tho suppression of news by the authori ties makes the anxiety harder to bear. No news U now takeo to moan bad news. The War Office received a number of despatches. Tho fact that they are not made public shows, from tho experience of the last few weeks, that the news contains nothing encouraging for tho British nrins. As (jiy after day pnsses nnd the Boers maintain thelrsleireof I. id viiltb, Mafeklng and Klinlwrlcy, It Is obvious that the situa tion of the beleaguered garrisons and resi dents must be getting worse. The suspense of the people who have friends and relatives in those places Is terrible, nnd many women and not a few men havo been made 111 by the strain. A week ago tho commanding officers lu the besieged garrisons reported that sol dlurs, residents nnd refugees had been put on half ra lnNs. The War Olll -o ha rcelved the following from Oenoral Forestler-Walker, the British Commander at Cape Town. 'Cae Towu. Methueu wires that he has received a rude reply from General Crouje rospe-tlng his representations ns to Lieuten ant Chnndos-ltote-Goll, suylng that this officer Is regarded as a spy. Ueneral Oronje also slates he will hold no further communi cation with Methuen." That the Iinsutos can no longer be held In chuck Is becoming apparent to the British authorities. The chiefs, as well as their fol lowers, havo lost conlldence lu the British. Boer successes are having elTeet upon them. Bloodshed Is arousing snviigo Instincts. Re bellion among the biuiks, as wcl us the whites, is spreading. Once aroused, tho blacks will likely attack, rob and murder both Boers and British. IIKINCIN'O 1IOMK MAIM) DEAD, llnttlHslilp Texas Leaves Havana with lie. !! ut IS I Victim. Il'iv.'iua. ( .si" eUi.) The removal of the dead ol the Maine was not accompanied by any ceremonies over the bodies as, newly oofllned, they worn placed In the mortuary chapel of tho cemetery until all wus com pleted. At 10 o'clock 20 wagons formed a proco? slou carrying 151 coffins to the Machiuu Whurf, passing through unfrequented streets. Tile bodies reached tho wharf ut 11.10 o'clock under a strong guard from the bittlenhip Texas, wem placed aboard two steam lighters before daylight, and were taken to tho warship ut U A. M. All the bodies were thoroughly disinfected. A dllTorencu was found between tb" num ber of cofllns entered ou Chaplain Chldwick's list, which was I'll, ami the actual number of cofllns exhumed. Search was made through all the 22 graves iu which the cof llns were burled, but the mlslng three were not found. Father Chldwlcl: said the differ ence could bo explained by a clerical error ut the time of lutrr'n. as he was very busy nt the whurf, giving Instructions nnd Identi fying the bodies, and could not superintend every detail. It was also quite possible that after ordering portions of two dlffereut bod ies to be placed In different coffins they hud nrelessly been put into one collln. It was a so linposHlilo for rattier cuhlwicK to superintend the actual placing of all the colli ns In the graves, owing td the haste necessitated by the decomposition of the bodies. Ho adds Hint the list given two bod ies as unaccounted for. Tue superintendent of the cemetery, who burled thu bodies, says that owing to all the r mahis not being burled the same day It Is quite possible that a mistake was made lit the ooimtlnir. He was certain no bodies were lost. Captain (ireeu also ys no does uot believe any bodies went astray. Persons who were desirous of photograph ing the proceeding nt the cemetery wure not allowed to do so. The work wns conducted quietly and decorously, under the directions ut Futhor Chidwick. Tho old colllus were carried away and burned. HULLfcK LOST l.tlll JIKX. Revised Tnlnl nt Killed, Wounded and MISMI1K Ul memo. T ltt, rl.la fli.nurul Till I L.r'a r. vised list of losses at Coleuso, just published, lliows that 14C were killed and "Hi Wounded. Two hundred and twenty-seven are reported mlfslng. and of these about 40 aro kuoitn 'o be prisoner in t n h nds of the Boers. This makes a total larger thuu General Buller'a original estimate. i....l l..t.i-u bliMie.l l.v fbn riiieeii. Dei iwjnt - j ..... , , b ilng circulated by tho Archbishop to the Bishops of the Anglican dioceses, author izing a collodion in the churches through- jut EnglunU on January i in uiu ui mo lunii for sick aud wounded told.crs nnd their f .mlll..u The Admiralty lias decided to dispatch another uuval brigade of 700 men to South Africa. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kir Ml .1,. if i..u. n..ai.h tin burned a formal de- uiul that any difference exist iu the Cabinet regurdlng war expenditure. liaised tho (ieruian Half. Washington, (Special.) The following statement Is inado by the ofllclal German authorities here: 'A press telegram of theMth Instant, from Apia, via Auekluud, reports that the Ger man consul in Apia has solemuly proclaimed the poudlug annexation of Vpolu nnd Kavall by Germany to a number of. tiamoim chiefs ou board the Gerniiiu inau-of-war, and th. t ou tho same day he hoisted the Gcrmuu Hug on tho Supreme Court. K. M. Kttierldge, ot Dallas, Texas. Kills 15 O. Harrell. Dallas, Toxas,'(Speciul.)-F. M. Etherldge, n promlneut lawyer in this city, shot Attoi ney Edwin O. Harrell, who Is equally well known, four times In a crowded elevator In the North Texas Building. Harrell died later ut ills home. Harrell bad a pistol half pocked lu Ills h md us he fell in the lobby iu front of tie elevator shaft, Etherldge Is lu custody. The men were employed ns counsel on op posite sides lu llllgulou Involving cotton mill property and quarreled concerning J ro fessiouul affairs. Mormon i In Houlli Carolina. Charleston, H. C, (Special.) Mormon elders, two ut n time, sovu years airn, u. gau to visit the grout swamp section of this state, uud made mnny converts among tb Baptist backwoodsmen near Rldgohuid. They uow have so largo a following that they havo established' a church, at which eight Mormon elders were at work several weeks ago. The delegation to the state leg-l.-lature tins been usked by thu orthodox peo ple of Hampton county to work for a law to extirpate tho elders, and fav that "prompt legislation may save thenr from huvlnn lh mob violence thill some sister stuies have lately hud in trying to rid themselves of tucso disgraceful parasites." FAME THE ONLY LEtiAUY. Cieneral I.anten Die 1 it Poor" Man A Mnrtuuire on Ills Mudesl Home. Washington, (Special.) General Lawton died a poor man, uIUkuikIi but few be yoiij his circle of Immediate friends knew of the small pecuniary return that had come to hltn from his life work In behalf of bis country; therefore, some of these friends have thought proper now to come to the aid of his family, ns is shown by the followli g statement, addressed to the Americnu people; Washington, D. C Major Geuerul Henry W. Lawton, United States Volunteers, w hose death occurred at Hnu Mateo, Island of Luzon, on December 19, 1809, has left litt.e but his good name as 0 legacy to his wllfo and children. A piece of property purchased by hltn ns a home in California has a mortgage of half the pur chase price still outstanding nnd unliquid ated. The undersigned have voluntarily assoclnted themselves together for the pur pose of raWng funds t pay off tho Indebted ness. Contributions will be thankfully re ceived by them, and bedevotvd to the object herelnnlKive sot forth. Tho aid of the ncws npcM of the country Is requested. Contributions will be received by any one of the following: If. C. CORHIN. Adjutant General, Washington, D. C. JOHN F. WESTON, Acting Commissary General. Washington. WILLIAM LUDLOW, Brigadier General, Havana, Cuba. WILLIAM 11. rill AFT Elt, Major General, Snu Francisco, Cul. Senator Fairbanks introduced a bill grunt ing a pension of 92,000 n year to the widow of General Lawtou. Representative Lnndls, of Indiana, Intro duced n simi.ar bill in the House. Mr. Landls represents the district from which Lnwton's first regiment was recruited. Mr. Lnndls desired to secure Immediate consl deration for the bill, nnd u request td this effect would have been made had nut the rules Imperatively required that the bill first go to the regular committee. More over, a bill of somewhat similar tenor bus boen introduced for pensioning the widow of the late Guy V. H-ury, who was governor general of Porto Rico. Senator Fairbanks saw the President lu regard to the return of Oenernl Lawton's body to the United States. The senator suggested that the funeral services he given something of a national character. SI milTS AMMUC'AN TltKATV. French 51 Inlntcr Says It Is Advaututrenii to Ills Country. Paris, (By Cable.) A bill submitting tho Franco-American reciprocity treaty to the approval of the French Parliament wns in troduced iu the Chamber of Deputies. The Government, iu an elaborate pream ble, makes a point of settli g forth the kindly disposition of the American Gov ernment, which has enabled the negotiations to be brought to a successful conclusion." ihe preamble goes ou to explain that the trcnty Is the result of two yeurs' work. It says that, while pressed to retaliate against the restrictions of tho Dinglny turill, the Government deemed n resort to diplomacy preferable, In view of tho "our traditional sympathies for the Republic of tho United states and due consideration for our true economlo luterosls." After pointing out that France under the treaty obtains tho unique concession of favored-nation tre .tment, and describing this as "a peculiarly gracious eoueesslou," the preamble eompurcs the respective advan tages gained by the contracting parties, suylng: "Only 4 per cent, of American products, value of 2S.0J0,li(m francs (ubout 5,000,0 0) benefit, tl a America ! gain bilug 1,U77,4jO francs (about 20, 00 annually, while over 69 per cent, of French products, value 1 itJ. D40,G0D francs (about '32.000.000) benellt, tho French gain being 6,210,2'Jl francs (l,05.i. OJ.i ntiKuully." After particularly calling intention to the 1 n port nut fact that tho concessions obtained by France are exclusive aud should tremen dously Increase 1'rcnuh exports, while, at the same time, the treaty Is so arrauged us to prevent au Auiericun invasion of French markets, thu preamble concludes as follows: "Tho Government nt the White House, iu signing with us this treaty, have shown their desire to reserve to French commerce the tlrst fruits of the tariff concessions which the Dtngley bid authorized to be granted to for eign powers. "This action gives the trenty a valre It would be impossible to misunderstand, und makes this document a work which should draw closer at the same time the economic lelutlous of the two peoples and the political urlluitles of the two Republics." IX1JPHAST KILLS TltAlNLIt. Suddenly llecnines I'liruly nnd I'lerces His Victim with Ills Tusk. Columbus, O., (Special.) M. J. MeiiKher, an elephant trainer, better known us "Patsy Forupaugh," was Instantly killed by an ele phant at Sellsville. The elephant, known im "Sid," has been lu captivity for twenty yo trs, and was never regarded us vicious, iiluagher led the elephants Into the training circle for their dully exercise, when "Sid" boeumo. unruly, and the trainer Jabbed the animal with his stick "Sid" became furious and hurled the trainer to the ground with his trunk. The elephant then fell on his victim, pierced Meagher's Lody with one of his tusks, on which wus a brass bull six inches lu diameter. Culll'iirula's Golden Jubilee. Ban Jose, C'ul., (Selnl.1 The golden Jubilee of the founding of California's kov erninunt was celebrated here. The chief feature of the proceedings was the repro duction of tho inauguration of Peter 1L Bur nett, the tlrst governor of the State. The part of Governor Burnett was taken by bis l-on, who read the original Inaugural uddrera delivered on that occasion. Not a Heller Fund. Washington, (Special. )- :Tbo Secretary of the Treasury has notified the Interior De partment that the appropriations reluling to Aluskn, under the control of tho Treasury, are so specific that they cnhfiot be applied for the relief of Alaskan natives on Kodluk Island, who lire reported to be In destitute oondlttou. llod of Maine Victims. Washington, Special.) Secretary Long called at the Wu to House and Informed the President that two bodies of the vl tlms of the Maine disaster would probn' ly reach Washington Tuesday or Wednesday t.f next week, for burial ut Arlington. The Presi dent will attend the burial services, if noth ing occurs to prcveut. Wur uu "Rate Cultui'i." Chicago, (Special.) -Chicago druggists have joined hands with tho National Associ ation of 'Retail Dru rirlsts In tho wur on job bers who sell to " o cutlers." Defaulting t'ushlur Arrested. D -s Molues, la., (Speolul. )- State Auditor Merrlam received telegraphic advices that Jeremiah Kendrtek, defaulting cashier of tho Citizens' State Haul;, hud beeu captured iu ihe East, Kendrlck disappeared thrie mouths iig J, H. 0011 short In Ills cuah, nnd his capture Is through efforts of the Guaranty Sunty Company of New York. Mr. Merrlam Is not Inforni 'd whore the capture wus mado. Koudrl ek will bo brought to loan fo: trial. IVrrlllc gales and snow storms swept the V stern lakes. A blizzard swept over .Mich igan, Minnesota uud Wisconsin. In some parts of Minnesota railroad trains were mowed UP. LAWTONJILLEO, 1IIK AMERICAN (iKNKRAI. WAN SnOT TIIHOl (ill TI1K 1SKKAST. WAS ON THE FIRING LINE. He Laughed at Warnings a Moment He-forr-At the Head of Ills Men-Defeat of the liiNiirircnts nt the Cost of the Life of the Commanding General Grief In Washington, ' Mmilln. (By Cable.) -MaJ.-Gen. Henry W. Lawtou has been shot and killed at Snn Mnteo. He was standing In front of bis troops. Ho was shot in tho breast and died immediately. General Lawton started from Manila with cavalry, under Cuptnin Lockett, nnd bat talions of the Twenty-ninth and Twenty-seventh Infnntry, under Lleutennut-Colonol Sar gent, for the purpose of capturing Sau Mateo, w here Geronoino was suid to have S00 insurgents. General Lawton, with the Thlrty-llfth In fantry and four troops of tho Fourth Cav alry, occupied San Miguel ou December 11 without a fight. The insurgent commander. General Plodel Pilar, who made his headquarters there with supposedly tho largest force of Insurgents north of Manila, was believed to have di vided his men into scattered bands. It was while pursuing one of these bands that General Lawton mot his death. San Mateo is ou the cast bank of the Han Mateo River, northeast of Manila about 00 miles. It Is on tho road from Mnrlqulun to M.tntalbun, and Is also connected by a road with Sau Jose. Till: UM'OItT (OMIUMKII. Confirmation of I.n Inn's Death Received from General Otis. Washington, (Special.) -The War Depart- I nicnt received tho following ofllclal con firmation of tho killing ot General Lawton near Mm Mnteo, Luzon: "Manila-General Lawtou, engaged In driving Insurgents from San Mateo section of country, northenst of Manila, killed in itniitly. A great loss to us and his country. "Otis." General Luwtou's denth was a great shock to tho dinners of the War Department, to nenrly all of whom he was known personally. Hitherto his luck In battle hud been marvel ous. He had been In hundreds of skirmishes nnd midnight attacks. He wns regarded us a man of action and of splendid courngo. hut wns not considered reckless. He never ex posed his men without due consideration of the risks and the stake. His men knew this, and would unhesitatingly follow his lend under what seemed to be the most desperate conditions. The Indians came to know him as the most active, vlgllunt, wary und determined of foes, nnd his pursuit und capture of Geron imo, the famous Apache cbl-ftnin, has gone down to history ns one of the most remnrk uble campaigns ever undertaken with the small force in hand. General Miles picked out Lawton to lead the chase after the In dian chief, and for three months, dny and ntgbt, without a pause through all sorts of vicissitudes of weather and personnl suffer ing, Lawtou hung on the trail like a blood hound till the game was run to earth, aud for the first time in a qunrtor of a century Soiitheustcrn Arizona was pacified. Secretary" Root and the President each ex pressed his profound grief nt the confirma tion of the report of the death of the gallant general. SORROW IN WASHINGTON. President Grieved nt General 1-iiu ton's Death. Washington, (Rpeclal.) The Prealdent's first Intlmut on of the death ot Gen. Lawton was given by the Associated Press. Tho despatch wns sent to the White House while the Cabinet meeting was in progress, and wns Immediately sent Into the Cabinet room, where It was received with expressions of profound sorrow nnd regret. It was learned at the War DepnrtmenI that Instructions had been received from the President to prepare General Lawton's commission as a brlgudier general in the regular army. ADMIRAL SAMPSON'S P.M. He Wur Allowed Too Much Money While Acting ns Rear Admiral. Washington, (Special.) Mr. R. J. Trace well, thu comptroller of the treasury, has revised the actlou of the auditor lor the Navy Department lu thu claim of Reur Ad miral Wlillnru T. Sampson for pay ns rear admiral while performing the duties of that grade. In mnklog the readjustment, Comptroller Trucewull lluds that Rear Admiral Sampson was allowed 65111 too much by tho auditor for the Navy Department lu arriving at the I differences In pay iu tho various glades" which Admiral Sampson held. I Tho Comptroller holes that an officer of the navy nominated for advancement lu number, lu pursuance uf section 150G, Re vtaed Statutes, which advancement is uot concurred in by the Senate, aud who receives uu ad luterlin appointment (or such advance ment while his case wus poncing before the Senate, is not entitled to the pay of the grade to which It wus proposed to promote him, Thu Comptroller also holds that there Is no law authorizing the payment of the pay ol rear admiral, U. S. K., to un officer below that grndo because he perforins the duty und Is ucuorded the rank of t-uid grndo. Spain's (Iruelcus Art. Washington, (Special. Tho Spanish gov ernment hits undertaken to continue the payments, which it was pledged to make under tho trenty of lH.'U, and thu State De partment has beeu uotilled that tho govern ment ut Madrid has drawn two drafts for the payment of the interest due ou what are known us the "perpetual rentes of 1H24." These drafts cover the arrears of Interest for the yeurs lHOH and 140!), tho payment having been suspended upon the outbreak of war. It was entirely within the technical right of the Spanish government under in ternational law to refuse to be bound by the treaty of 1H34, aud its action Is regarded by the btuto Department us peculiarly gracious. TOO FRIENDLY TO TIIK llHITISII. Resolutions Asking Huiierlntrndeut An drews, of Chicago Public Schools, to Resign, Chlcniro, (Special.) Public advocacy cf Great Brltnlu's side in the South Afr o tu war by Dr. E. Benjamin Andrews, superintendent of public schools In Chlongo, was the eause of resolutions being introduced in the City Council, calling for his resignation, or hl Immediate suspension and removal from his position by the Board of Education, should ho Ignore un iuvllution to step down. l or a New Cable Line tu Cuba. Washington, (Special.) Among the reso lutions introduced In the Senate was one by Senator Stewart, authorizing the Commer. elal Cable Company to lay a cable between Hie United States and Cuba on the terms and conditions usual In such casus. The resolu tion was referred to the Commltteo on Rela tions with Cuba, of which Senator Halt, of Couuectlcut, Is chairman. Commomveullli's Attorney Ousted. Roanoke, Va., (Seelal.)-Commonweiilth' Attorney Edward Lyle, who wns elected as State Suuator, was ousted by tho Roanoke Cllv Council, und Everelt Perk Ins was elected ns ills successor. The action of the City Council wus based uu two udvlce of City Uollcltor Moomaw. OUR NEW POSSESSIONS. Captain Hlgshee has arrived nt Havana, on the battleship Texas to arrange for tho re moval of the bodies ot the victims of the Maine disaster to Washington. Aguinaldo, in disguise, nccompanled by several of his gouorals, left Manitong. Ten thousand rifles, three field guns and quantities of ammunition, which the Cubans in the district of ilolguln had secreted llnder paltnleaf blluds, were surrendered to the Americans. ' Governor General Brooke Is Indignant over reports representing htm as having pro tested ngnlnst the older of the President re lieving hltn of the military governorship of Cuba. Eighteen hundred released Spanish pris oners have been received in Manila, nnd over two thousand more are on the way there. General Young reported the killing of Gen. Pilar, the destruction of Aguinaldo' body guard, and thu flight of tbe insurgent leader iu disguise. He also reported the pursuit of Gen. Tiuo, who Is taking American prisoners north. MncArthur, at Ruyambang, reported tho capture of Mnhiiii, the ablest of the Insur gent leaders, and director of the insurrec tion. Tho province of Cagayan surrendered to ('apt. McCalln, of the cruiser Newark. A.ivlccs from Hong Koug.probnbly through the Filipino Junta, state that the so-called Filipino government will be changed to a dictatorship! that a force of United States murines were defeated at Vlgan, nnd that Manila newspapers admit that General Law 'OU is missing. Manlln advices, however, report General Lawton, nt Sau Miguel. General Otis reports that organized resist ance no longer exists in Luzon, und Hint American troops nro engaged In running down robber bunds. Two thousand Spanish prisoners have beeu socurcd lu Northern LuXon. Band of Filipino guerrllns nro firing upon Ihe army wagon trains, looting towns, cap turing soldiers who leave their commands, and otherwise making life miserable for the Americans. , The Republicans have carried Ponce.rorto P.lco, by 1,700 majority. KM II KRS IN Kl:G )! l'OWDKIU A Kentuchlnn and Ills Three Children Hurler a Peculiar Death. Louisa, Ky., (Ppoelal.)-At Alliance Post office, Floyd county, Nelson Hamilton was pouring out some powder from n keg, win n bis four-yeur-old sou picked up n small amount aud tossed it into tho fire. The ex plosion threw some embers Into the pile ot powder, and a terrific explosion followed. The father and Utile son and two older cli Idreii who were iu the room were knocked Insensible. The celling was lifted from Its placo, the walls spread, and tho upper part of tho house came down and stopped about half way on tho walls, thus fastening all the doors securely. When the oldest daughter regained consciousness sufficiently to renlb.o that tho house wus lu Uames, she tried to open a door, but at onco saw the hopeless ness of such au effort, nnd begau to scream for help, A neighbor arrived iu tlmo to burst lu a door nnd get the tortured persons out, but they were so badly burued that nil died nithiu a tew hours. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. In Hie Italian Chambers the resolution de claring that the national honor was com promised by the recall of tho warships from China was defeated. Sir Georgo Kin.ulrl.:k died nt Ottawa, Canada. Premier Sllvela, ot Spain, snys that Spnln will, on no aocouut, ccdo her African pos sessions, A cyclone did great dnmngo nt Mozam bique, Portuguese East Africa. The Sultan has accepted Professor Ricder's educational plans, which Indicates a great gain In Gcrmuu Influence lu Turkey, Wulter Huiteor, Radical, of Zurich, was elected President of Switzerland for 11)00. Dr. I.lcbor caused a sensutlon in the Reich stag by criticizing the Emperor's speech nt Hamburg. As the fate ot the naval bill de pends upon the Centrists, Dr. Lleber's re marks wore very slgnllleaut. The Italian minister of foreign nffairs, in an address to the Chamber of Deputies, de clared that so far us China was concerned Italy did not want to cntor upon the path of territorial occupation. Dr. Lleber, the Centrist leader lu the Ger man Reichstag, was uttacltedbyu crank as ho eutered tho House, who struck him with his list. Tho assailant was arrested. Count von Buulow, minister of foreign nf fairs, stated iu the Reichstag that the Samonu agreement contained no seoret of uuy kind. Five thousand people were killed iu a severe earthquake that shocked the Japanese const uud tho islands adjacent during No vember. The British steamer St. Helens," Capt. Liickhum, was wrecked on u rock lu thu China Sea, nnd live ot her crew were drowned. All tbo rivers in Germany nro frozen over, and tho temperature lu Berlin, wus fifteen degrees fallow zero. Tho Congress of Peru has approved the extradition treaty with the United States. Thu Colombian revolution is said to be crushed, FIELD OF LABOR. Indianapolis boss barbers wont to raise the scule of prices so that the minimum charge for hair cutting can bo uniformly 25 cents, ns it once wus, with 15 cents charge for Sun day shaving. The Journeymen have beeu given to understand that a uniform increase of the halr-cuttlng scale will menu a corres ponding Increase tu tho wuge scale, lu Michigan the wages lu the woods range from t2G to a month nnd hoard. Some have offered us liigh us 40, and it is thought that 45 will be paid before spring. Even ut those prices help enough cannot be bud. The copper and Iron miners ure also clamoring for help. Tho result of this is that the laborer is quite Independent, aud it the price paid on the quality of bourd does not suit hliu he "Jumps his Job." If I were a delegate to the convention of that gigantic body politic, the Americnu Fed eration ot Labor, ut Detroit, I would vote for the re-election of Samuel Gompers as presi dent of the Federation. I would vote for hltu at the election because I believe that he is au honest man. I would vote for him be cuuse he is a man ot thu iurgest experience as a labor lender. I cannot think of uuy other man who Is his equal in this respect. I would voto for Dim because he Is a capital presiding offloer. I would vote for him be cause he stands for progress In labor union ism. I would voto fur hltn because he is a strong and persuasive speaker ut public meetings. J. Swiutou, In New York World. Labor will receive qutto a boom in Cou gress during this session. Besides killing the trusts evils, Representatives ltoeerts and Lovorlng, of Massachusetti, will propose amendments to the Constitution which will give Congreiis the power to establish uniform hours ot labor In thu manufactories through out the United Status. Another bill, by Hun liters Harris, ot Kuusn'i, and Clay, of Geor gia, will be introduced which will' give Cou grcss the power, If passed, to lay aud collect Income taxes, thereby making the working man's tuxes lighter. Rev. Dr. H. (!. Smith, pastor of the peo ple's Churob, nt St, Paul, Mlnu., has mudo uuother vigorous protest ugulusl women as wugc-enrners, purticulurly lu tho fuctories. NINE MEN DROWNED. Whuleherk Ilarge Foundered on I.ka Superior -Kn ii Into a Fierce Gnle and Krone Away From Her Tow. ' ' Chicago, 111., (Special.) A dispatch from Siiultste. Marie, Mlob., to the Lake Marino News Bureau snysi Whnlcbnck barge 1115, which lias been missing on Lake Superior since Wednesday Inst, wns given up for lost, with hor crew of nine men. The steamer Colgate Hoyt, which had the Inst bargo In tow, gave up the search for her and pnseed down through tho locks bound for Lake Erie. The tug Vlgllnnt, which was also searching for tho 115, likewise gave It up. While It is likely that the Whalobnck Com pany will send out ita steamers from Duluth In a further search, tho crew of the Hoyt huve no doubt but the barno went down In the grout storm of Wednesday. The Hoyt Captain's stutement. "After starting out from tbo hend of Lnke Superior," said the captain of the Colgate Hoyt, "we ran into n furious cold northeast gale. For 40 hours we bucked into the seas, anil finally we sucooded lu getting within 10 miles ot Pick Island, where wo got Into com paratively smooth witter, the wind being off shore. "I then changed my course to the south ward, running parallel with the shore In order to keep under its protection. I had boen on this course for about an hour when, at five minutes to six o'clock, Wednesday morning, I went In to breakfast. At that time I saw the lights on the barge all right. Flvo minutes later I was told that the tow line had parted, nud No. 115 wns drifting out into the lake. "I Immediately put the Hoyt about, and for four hours I zigzagged back nnd forth over the course, but not a thing could I see of the barge. I kept up the search until dark, when I ran down to Whlleflsh Point. There I met Captain Smith, agent of the whalebnck fleet at tho Soo, who was on the tug Vigilant. Tho two of them joined in the search. "Wo kept ot It until the weather proved too much for us, when wo enmo back, fear ing we might be caught out on Lake Super lor iu a heavy snowstorm. Wo had only 40 tons of coal, and wore iu dnnger of run ning out of fuel." During the galo on Tuesday, when the Hoyt was pulling the barge Into the great northeast storm, the crow could seo tbe men ou the bargo pumping water that was colored with Irou ore. This would havo In dicated that something was wrong, but no distress signal wns displayed on tho bargo aud it was thought that all was well, par ticularly after tho boats hail run Into smooth water. How soon after breaking away from the Hoyt tho 115 went down tnnuot bo guessed. Tho lifeboat and everything on deck of the bargo was cither washed away or frozen so tight to tho deck that It could not be moved. The lost vessel was built nt West Superior In 1H01 by tho American Steel Barge Com pany, and was 250 feet long and 30 feet beam. Sho carried about 3,000 tons of Iron ore, nud was valued ut about 50.000. This Is tho llrst of tho whalebnck fleet to founder and the second to bo lost, tho firs; one hav ing been pounded to pieces against tho Cleveland breakwater just a year ago. With the rest of tho whalebnck fleet the lost barge passed to tho Rockefeller interests iu the general shnkeup of vessel property in October. There was no insurance ou cither vessel or cargo. i C O N V K N T I O N I ' R K L I M I N A R I K S. IteiiihIlcniiSul)-commlttecof the National llndy nt Work In I'blladi liihla. Philadelphia, (Special.) Republican Na tional Committeemen Joseph II. Munley, ot Maine, and II. C. l'ayno, of Wisconsin, who are members of tho sub-comniltteo on con vention of tho Republican national executive committee, arrived hero, to make prelimin ary preparations for the convention to be held In this city next Juno. Samuel F. sson deu, of Connecticut, accompanied them. Messrs. Manly nnd Payne, have established their headquarters at the Hotel Walton, aud will bp in tho city frequently until thu con vention shall havo adjourned. They also engaged quarters at the Walton for Chairman Mark Haii'nn nud Secretary Dick, of the executive committee. Accom modations for tho delegations from Now York, Massachusetts, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Connecticut were also secured by them. Shortly after their arrival tho committee, men held n short conference with member of tho local committee ou convention. Three Children Horned to Denth. Nlcholasvllle, Ky., (Special.) Three small children of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Reynolds, nged six, throo and one, respectively, were burned to death Thoy had boon locked iu the house while Mr. aud Mrs. Reynolds were ou a visit to a neighbor. The parents re turned lu tlmo to see the house collapse, ABOUT N0TEDPE0PLE. Totter Talnier was born a Quaker farmer in New York State aud grew up to curly manhood as a keeper ot horses uud cattio uud n tiller ot the soil. Prlnoe Metterulch has decided no longer to rotuin the control of the famous Johannls berg vluuyurds, und has obtained tho Em peror of Austria's consent to their being loused. . Agouolllo, as lie calls himself, tho French representative ol the "Philippine Republic," has a good deul of difficulty iu Paris with the writing of bis manifestos. His French is utroclous. Empress Eugenie's reader and companion iu her exile, Mine, lo Breton, Is dead at the age of 82 years. She was u sister of Gouorul Bouroaki, aud married tho son of the sea captain who conveyed Nupoleonl. from Elba to France,. Senator Pritcburd, of North Carolina, beurs such a striking resemblance to Congressman Roberts that the two might readily be taken for twins. Both ure of the same build, have the same cast of features, wear mustaches trimmed alike and their curly Imlr might bo duplicate wigs, Tuo anonymous "Australian" who gnvo .10,(100 to the Mansion House Trausvuul War Fund Is said to be Sir Dauud Cooper, Bart one of the richest Austrulluu merchuuls and landowners, a promluent subscriber to the Crimean fund uud lulur to that fur the relit f of the Luncashicr ootton fumlno. Sir Henry Irving makes u good poiut iu the Ladles' Home Journal. "Through a study of Shakespeare," he says, "tho tuste of the nation will benefit, the language will become more exact without losing Us elas ticity and thu priceless heritage of our Eng lish tongue will be preserved lo the world in Its purity.'' Michael Duvitt during his days iu Parlia ment did nearly all his literary work iu the House writing-room, where silence Is en forced, Murla AgnesI, at least for tho Italians, is the most Illustrious among women scientist. It wus she who was culled thu oracle of sjvou languages. Mrs. Louiitt J, Cube!, of Lowell, Me., is a Justice of the peace, prosecutes peuslon clulms aud personally manages u farm uud conducts an express business. Rev. Dr. Edward Everett Hale will not oc cupy the pulpit of his church iu Boston again until spring. Dr. Lyinuii Abbott will bo the supply for tuu mouth of January. M. Jules Cumbon will sail for America to resiimu his duties as Ambussador at the end ot Ducember. Mine. Cam ou and her daugh ter tiuve decided to remalu lu Purls, owing to their dullcuto statu of health. Christine Nllsson recently paid a visit to her native town in Swudou. She had a cordiul reception, but did uot slug in public, and she bus no at returned to her homo iu Paris. keystoneL OUR EDUCATloir " f wit Annual Itcporl of :r s '"J ' ,,p"",,:'n " "" Vinh'alf " AIGul,,!, to th,, (r I ho School A.,n,,,rj Franklin Suddenly Ui-i? Tflo report of pr j,,' Superintendent of I the past yenr has be,.,,,, -chiefly remarkable fr ', SehuefTer makes no refrr.'IS Governor Stone in eUit appropriation, except in time the revenue may, I1 ntlon of the approprinu, sk order that township hit on established. It does net id t Intendent of Public (,.. cf , proprlntlon ns made bV I t 500,0;0per annum, tu it ,1 ,c.:cnr'iiry, out C: Tho report shows that, year ending June fl. lwi H?S! flow tures of the 2ISII ..lmi a a amounted to 20.:iUM.7tj ! 740,71d. U8 comprised l, In tbe 27,008 schools of i, the wns spent for texthonl 1" wus devoted to the cutler t tonnnco of school l.ui ,ner number of pupils ntt.. hey 1.152.:152. nn Increase of .on iue average number It t wns R59.177. There SchOOls Mil lll.,an.. 1 and f.irty superintendent. ,tr iicttllonal affairs of tli vn S0 ' female teachers were alii, ,a otis ns male teachers, wli P nry of the former was ,. f hud nlso suffered a dc r the' with tho previous year. ,. ; follows: Male tcnehcrs, 5 it per month, til. 27; Inern tr w teachers, 10,4!!l; nverng., ;6 r crease, (il cents. The nv-.ji,, school term wns 8.0:1 numt L , value or nil school pro.r , 49,491.583.59. Dr. Seh;,. ' P bis report:-. "The tru st IcKlslulion enacted diirir ere was the net of the lnt 1 r lengthening the minimi, 18 seven months. This legend districts, which heretol'i,. to months. It brings an nl ; tl schooling within reach ol mt dreu." l . ml Outlaws Tcrrilt ea Wlmt appears to be an B j Welsh Mountain thieves i, slvcly in Northwestern v Nftrthcnslcrn Lnnc n.-tc r c P F department of West Clic-t 1 the theft of u wagon loud 't w Wnlter Asb, lu West Cain :f tho nocturnal visitors w. ght frightened away while in i iu i: o horse from thoitable. A fctb was stolen from tho stabl-po farmer residing near thct... 0g a set of sllvcr-mountcil li0 hide was taken from tlie: bor, Jacob Greenlcnf. T . , front feet marked with tli ' mark of the Pequen Vallfi' elation, ot which Mr. ()i.1r'w A lino buggy was stolen : ui holtzer, of West Cain, a M't 1 nt the same time a horse rth from tho stable of hit ; w. Holmes. (pte 'S National Guarl j a By nil order issued frun. jjig, lieudqunrters the followii; , , officers of the medical il , j i noiincod: Major Morris IT to Fourth Regiment. Fir.-:) 1 F. Pottelger, assistant stir.' Regiment. First Llcuteiw-'gei quliar, assistant surgeon t re ment. First Llcuteuant U assistant surgeon to First ft i Lieutenant A. F. Ilrnnson. to Eighth Regiment. I'iw !or Drumhcller, assistant hi:. fia Regiment. Tho following; t placed ou the retired IM: King, Twelfth Regiment: t late captain Compuny A, .7. Daniel P. Packard, lat e I'D " taut, Flftucnth Regiment. lev ;e ltl'Klli I His SOU John Burltett, of Fnui kh.lrri who was u mute for flvo ) IU power of speech through i ta years ngo he was employe! y i near Bradford and one tiny Into the tank. Whun he n- tae Injuries he wus speechless ; i till Thursday. He was ct.' bark when hesllpped audi' lug on u tie. Tho accident JPt( kett that ho began to. eurw" little frightened that ho b 19 1 He was so elated and so fear V 1) again lose his voice that lv &U und talk to himsoir. Ills he became stronger, ami tiu )Wt well ns over ho did. Jm I MIsiimlnrKtnnil an1 a( A nolghbor Informed Mr-f worth, residing near Gler0(i death of a uuar relative. Il was eotweyed In such f Hwutsworth supposed ft rei;1 5 baud nnd that he wns tho ' 1 mmo oulamlty. Before tli' eengcr could rectify the ri Bt worth sank to the floor, iu J a rived It was found that ::, n Mrs. Swutsworth was 5) bJ leaves a large family. J, DU Avoided One Train, KiH' e John Moran, nged 05 year-j o- .- il was strii''J() ' I'y a Jteml jj ot Alt. carmej, killed at Aluska (iicnn Leiiu, .uuiull mm 11 rfii, train approaching on tho.'1,'; and to get out of its way ft1"' the express. Ho leaves children. An I r llrnliciunn Killed 1 1 Ut Howard S. Market, n yns'ilie rlsburg. died at the hns'H-gU received on tho Rending I'": tL il brakemau and lifter turn i a stopped on tho track nml'f draft ot cars. j .....no I...!.. I I I. ' - M Lost Foot Hill SlC John Hazdeu, it railway working in the Glouwood ! when Ills foot was cnuglit M tpproaohod, uud In order (iazden threw himself to ou id thu wheels of tho curs to Killed oil Ills First ln ' W. A. Sloan, a brake t frog In the AlloL'h aman. f 11 lieny f1' 'urds, Pittsburg, und wan Ijpr. t was nis llrst day ns a nu" i his llrst day ns a rui"ro rs of uge aud inarrlfi L Torturers' Victim' "i,, 15 years Mrs. Audrew Lock wood, S0 jusnuuii, was ussnuiitm iiu1' jinskod burglars, b In it cri: jiur homo iu B dl's Tunnel, she suffered a relapse.