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CULLED FROM DISPATCHES.
Camvlrlr Ilrvlnv of lluppenlnita In
•tolb 1'tuxtrru uiifl \V«*»tern llrmiii
lilirrra for Ihr l*n»l Week—Mullon
•I, lllNtoricul, I'ollllcal anil I'er
•onal Kveiit« Tt-mrly I2sp«iun«l<-<1.
At Solia tiie cabinet lias agreed to rn
rnam in uliice and the mini-tenul eri,;
At Fort Monroe, Va., Captain Francis
Brown, I . S. X., retired, died Friday
night of apoplexy, aged lio years.
Colonel John Noble, a veteran in
Kentucky join ii.ilbm, is dead, aged 84. lie
lea ved in Hie Mexican and • -i\ 1 1 wars.
net,a, y leg, - 1 e red S degrees L
*"W, tile lowest punt reached ln ..lo,
Mil,to, during the month of December «im-e :
tiaiiis were wrecked in .» collision '
near Mrli-gUuno, Italy, It) miles suiitliea t
if Milan. Six prisons were killed and 15
-c w ;ia ant icipateil tlial Lord Hose
fcery would again discuss national poli
tics oil lac oici'inii of the présentation
fflilll of the fivednm of 8, va lise i were
-appointed. Ills lordship cotililted tiimscif
to an all is. in i . , iniinoip.il matters.
" , ' ,u .. .. .
a It i r
ilinnlicils nt ladies availed
turn at li : !5.
f lieniscl * c - of I he
pp u t nuit y
Maine hand played throughout
1 1 ê, p: cm.
M ii hit.I Id iydlm'inds fallowed dim An
I.ilit-tl J i in Kail!- at Li
( t. T., iccenlly. The lumiids traVc.l liim
to a fa i m house 15 miles from I
vv liere he w is found in bed. He yielded
Tlin soulli'ioiiiid stage between Liyton
Ville and Miilils, Cal., was roblied a i.c'e
almtc the I Illci pi ice. A figislered pouch
uni lue expu-s box were taken. A man
named Iv.ics lia- liccli arrested.
Didmicl .tunes Foiiicy of tiie marine
•corps, who i-. now in coinmatiil of the nu
al I he Ijugiic island
I'hiladrlphi i. Ins
J'. !.. to
. i'll ordered to
emmuaud <• f the First
brigade of marines.
A /--I ii -iglit on Hie Louisville & Nadi
villi' juin j h- I Lie track on a trestle mai
vas prccipit ilcd l.'iO
■ nid Hrakeii.. n Waller Anders.m and F.-k
Ridgeiop, T , mi, and
Teige wet, I.i.led outright an I ( 'mi biclor
■Mahan in* probably fitalh injured.
i'oitland, 1 lie., cit_\ park,
•»nul killed by a trolley car in upp r
was driving across the 'tie
<*ar tracks in a buggy, when the
the track in from of a car.
stunned him and the rapidly moving < ir
passed over his body, killing him in I
The Ills! (iglit in which General IV,vet ,
mu- I ime, it i- reporte !. '
It is considered j
in the light of recent on,in
III«* noted .mner.'l's |
Dewet. with S'W '
f the 1
was run over
run away, throwing Myers on
has figured i ir
-occiii i si it Uangliiirg.
Tat lier a Ii is.
„us rcpoits i
rejiiveuat ,1 command.
men and tw
guns, clashed with (Jener ils ,
I Campbell. After a four
hours' light the Boers drew
,ll, with a
f I mi killed and 29 wounded.
UueZeGa, the oldest Indian
In tiie United States, died at the Win
nebago Indian camp on Barren islands,
opposi!" i l Crosse. VVis., aged 128.
Lieutenant Governor Higgins and bis
brother. Arthur, Hie state
«l(-n, were lequitted of the charge of as
nault in the third degree, preferred by
Theodore Block ley.
It Is stav I on good authority that the
German givernment is preparing for
military a t ou against Venezuela in
«1er to compel
a settlement, of her
claims against that country.
Negotiations for the erection of a "Oil
ton lead smelter, refiner and
«condensing works ,t K islo, H imvi
b«x>n «-.'included with a Glasgow syndl
cate repre-ented by T. B. Stewart.
G-ov. Rogers, of Washington, Is con- j
lined to his borne with an attack of j
pneumonia. His physician says he is
nerlously 111. but that his condition lias
not yet readied a point to cause great
particularly tn the smelter towns, ts
onything t»u* pleasant. The streets arc
thronged with thousands of Idle
The mining situation
•who know not when they will resume
According to a Sofia dispatch to the
1 «on don Daily Telegraph, an agreement
lias been reached between the brigands!
holding Miss Stone captive and the ]
American legation at Constantinople,
*in,W which the brigands are to ac
cept f 14,000 for the release of Miss
Near Summerville, Pa.,
the house of lohn Ashbaugh. a farmer,
was destroyed by fire and four persons
were burned to death.
One other Is ;
burned in such a manner that recovery
is doubtful, and four others are sort
By the collapse of t.he city market j
house at Zacateras. Mex., forty-five
lives have been lost and over a score of
persons seriously Injured, some of them
-(so bally that they can not
Fifteen bodies have been taken from
the ruins and a large force is at work
clearing away the debris
recover others, though there is no hope
that any of those caughi, in the colalpse
of the big structure will he found alive.
I It is impossible at this time to learn
the names of the victims. Among those
caught in tiie collapse were several of
ficers charged with the management of I
in order to
A change in manner of making King
Edward's coronation garments is to be
made. New robes favored by royalty 1
are much cooler and more becoming ;
than those originally designed. Du. hess
of Marlborough may l>e chosen as
At Rosebmg, Die., Alfred II. li nt, shot I
, and killed a Japanese named Tapp, wool
1 was Ixi-s of a .Sinthern Pacific lection
crew. II.ut was at Tapp's house when the
In11er came home anil ordered him to i
Hay, secretary of the 1 acme Lumber
• , - ... i
enmpativ, whoie body was found Imve'd
1 , • ,, ; ,
in a shallow grave in tiie southern out
. , , , , . , I
of Salt Like recently, the poltet*
, , , I
.are hceninii'g more anil more convince l
ttint .Morten-on. even if lie did not com
. ,, ..... , ,
tint the enm ■ himself, was eonm-doil
with it. m some manlier.
cave. IL is said that Tapp followed Hart
break into Ms
| 1()1| , ( . Hart killed him.
: Althon ,, h no f „ rlIlll |
complaint has yet
been is-ued charging IVIcr Morteiisen, the
.'•ont factor, with the murder of Janes it.
,h; r | H
MASSO SUPPORTERS WITHDREW
Wiil Till»«- \n l*ai-l in ( iniiiiiu
linns in , nl,a.
Havana, Dec. 23. Tiie supporters of
in liis candidacy for tae
pic-idi tn-y ot the republic have liectded
lake no part in me coming e
lixed lor Oiv-anmcr .il. .VII tin* eandidatc.s
of the party have witilrawn util tiie
na nioein ot tin* provincial boards
have ben requested to resign. Them
steps were decided upon after lac receipt
of *i letter from (lovenior Wood, refusing
i* «jfr.ml. the j>.u t y rciMt-vscnt.itiou on tin*
i )0 «nd of scrutiny or an extension ol
lime in which to modi I y tiie voting list.
At a meeting of the party leaders a
resolution was adopted declaring that
"the central board is it
coalition of par
. . 'so, after ex
Uzail.s, and that General Ala
every means to insure impar
jUaiity, rcctiuide and justice at the
'lections lias become convinced that
in oilici il
circles in the United Stales the
ititontinn does not exist to see that t, 1 1 —
carried out with sullicient
relleet the real wishes of t
Unbans who are desirous of independence
and anxious t
, , , ,
,r - v " 1 " f ,ho w ' 11 - ttn f l sll0ulJ ! "' 1
| « policy which tends to
' tl,B fouudati,in of lhc *'T>"l>l a '
freely elect tlicir first eon
1 ... ,
slit ut nun I gin ei nun nt .
, , .
j It was voted to mtonn Secretary It,,-it
arrived at and also to
of the decision
publish a manifesto to tiie country,
j Li Luclia applauds the withdrawal of
the Masso candidates and says that with
out (lie guarantees asked from Secretary
every one knows that the élection
will be a falsification of the will of tin*
"The Masso coalition,"
says La Luch a,
lend themselves to the fic
Oil l gi
Masso is said to have a strong follow
ing among the blacks in the country, and
il is rumored in Havana that this element
may not take kindly to the present con
dition of tilings and may cause trouble.
Discussion, the Raima organ, as
serts that tlio withdrawal of Masso's sup
porters is due to the filet that they at>e
hopeless minority and the candidates hive
no chance of being elected.
In tho assignment t.o senatorial com
mittees Senator Foster of Washington
i.** made chairman of tiie committee on
coast and insular survey,
on manufactures, agriculture and for
North»» «-«t Si-iialorn \mmI u n«'<l.
lie is also '
estry. and District of Columbia.
According to the assignments by tlie*
Dcmoeratiu senatorial caucus, Senator
Turner will be on eoast defenses, com
merci», fisheries, iinmigation. interocen
10 canal, judiciary, pensions, public
j Senator Dubois la named for civil scr-,
vice and retrenchment, Indian affairs. !
mines and mining, brg ini/.at ion of the |
buildings and grounds, transportation
I litlipptnes, '
postotfieos and postroads, privileges ami |
! elections, transportation routes,
Senator Holtfeld Is placed on agricul
, , .
i Utrr and forestry. District of Columbia, |
j to examine civil service,
mines and mining,
granting a tension of $5,900 a year to
Mrs. McKinley, wife of the late
Senator Hanna has introduced a bill
it«-«-tin I« «>( Nitrtli»» <-Ml«-rii Giivi'riiora.
Helena, Mont., D«*«'. 23.
meeting of the governors
generals of northwestern states t,, di'cuss
ja plan of preventing the Northern S.
com pauy fimn bringing ulmnt tu«
consolidation of tin* North«rn
Great Northern and Burlington,
will !«> held in Helena Mond
This was agreed upon by
j Van Sant of Minnesota and
Toole after an interchange of telegram-,
A submarine boat is an enterprise
that fails if it doesn't go under.
VERDICT OF SCHLEY COURT,
it«- i>Uiiitxx« H the subject »»<1 »
lin- Mu I Irr Will He l>rop,*e«l—IJ«»e*
.Not l.lHtru lo SunipMon ol' Sell I«* y
■Hayner 1» Huile Iml.fi
li II nt.
( ' 011 ' 1
ii.es disposed iinally of the Sell ley case,
so far as tiie li.ivv department ic
i ceriicd, by acting upon the findings an
■oncliisions of tin- court of imr-ir.. He
i approves tiie liridings of fac-L arid the
opinion of tiie full court; lie approves
majority opinion where tint" is i
liiHeri ni e in tiie court: lie holds that the
court could not have entered into consid
eration of who commanded at Santiago,
and fin illy lie accepted the recommenda
tion that no further proceedings be had
The secretary also fus dedined tiie ap
plication of Admiral Sampson s counsel to
enter upon an ninaii'y into the question
.. . , .... ,
ot command nnl has not it: ol
, , . ,
I Schley s counsel of hat fact as a reason
t, , . , . ,, ...
I tor declining to hear them on that point,
,. , ,....■
Secretary Longs approval ot the ma
• , . ..
Jonty report was as follows:
I lie department lias read tin* teste
,, . ,,
inoiiy in this case, the arguments ot
j of fact, opine h ami recommendation ; tue
• individual inemoiaiidiiin of tiie presiding
I member, the slatenicnt of exceptions to
I llie said lindiligs and opinion liy the ap
plica nt ; 1 lie icply to said statement by
tiie judge advocate of the court and bn j
.assistant, and the brief tais duv siib
at tiie trial, the court's findings •
8aiupson traversing the
her 's view
' mil tec
at the battle of Santiago. And aftercare
fui consideration the limlings of fact and i
the opinion of the full court are approved. |
" Vs to the points on which the pre
siding oiîitor dillVrs from t!ic* majority
of the court, the opinion of the majority
as to who was in command
"A.s to the further expressions if Itis
views by tiie same member with regard
to tiie questions of command on the morn
ing of July .'J, 1898, and of the title to
credit for the ensuing victory, the eon
duet of the court in nuking no Unding
and rendering no opinion on those ques
tions is approved; indeed it could with
propriety take no other course, evidence
on these questions during the inquiry
having been excluded by the court.
"The department approves tiie recom
mendation of the court that no further
proceedings la' had in file premises.
"Tiie department records its apprécia- |'
tern of tiie arduous labors of the whole ' E
JOHN D. LONG,
"Secretary of the Navy."
belter,* to the Admirals.
text of the secretary's letter to
Admiral Sampson's attorneys and to Ad
miral Schley follows:
"Navy Department, Washington, Dec
In view of the
t «t'iil I einen :
approval tiiis day of the
recommendation of fin* court of inquiry
in tiie case of Admiral Schley, that
lie had, and of tin
fact that the question of command
excluded from consideration by the court,
■be department will take no action upon
Die brief filed by you in behalf of lie.ir
Admiral \\ iiliam T. Sampson,
sped fullv, JOHN D. LONG, Secretary
w a i'
*rs. Stay ton & Then 11,
Building, New York."
Attorn«-» ItayiK-r I« I ml i K iin n t.
Baltimore, Aid.. Dee. 21.
attorney general of Maryland
counsel for Admiral Schley, when show
the decision if Secretary L»ng today, de
dared that "the whole
tran- -ml tyrannical."
Isailor R.i v
proceeding is arid
He manifested tlie
' ,,*«'stc't surprise and indignation.
freight rates reduced.
Thls movement is made
! t, y railroad men l*e ''
St. Paul. Minn.. Dec 27.—J. J. Hill
has ordered a general
partment is busy at work at the
tariff, which is looked for in a few
along the entire Great
and the freight de
it is said
cause ot the
parisons that are now being made lu
' tween the rates on that road ami the
| Northern Paeitie.
as tending to show
that Hill gets the highest rates wher
ever there is no direct
| much higher than the competing line
end that the proposed consolidation
scheme would be followed by similar
high rates on both lines.
MiicIhj 1 m Klrt-il.
Washington, Dec. 23.
Tho follow ing
order has hoon made public:
Rear Admiral A. S. Barker. Com
mandant Navy Yard. New York Sir: I
am directed by tho president to ask Fd
speeial laborer, geu-r-il
storekeeper's oflice, navv yard. New York,
to send in his resignation.
gar S. Maekiy,
JOHN 1). LONG. Si'rivtirv.'
Secretary Root was
president, and it
press bv him.
the request for M.ieloyL
a conference with
was given to the
A stuttering person has an unpleas
ant way of breaking the news.
TO ASIA BY WAY OF ALASKA.
Seattle t lift tuber of f'oui'neree Taken
I p I'aellle Cable Matter.
Seattle, Dec. 23.—The matter of tele
graphic communication with Alaska
and the Orient lias been recently pre
sen ted by Attorney Joseph Shippen to
the Seattle Chamber of Commerce,
which unanimously resolved "that the
governmental and commercial interests
! of the United States require submarine
sound to Alaska, Manila and the cen
, ters of Asiatic commerce."
This has led to the careful drafting
1 of a bill about to lie Introduced in con
press by Senator Foster, providing for
me laying and maintaining by the
United States of an ocean cable, or ■
c 1 e et r i c c am m u n i c a t i o n
T < **
. Ir >
rather a series of connecting cables, t .0
Alaska and the Orient, by the northern
rallt - e - It is earnestly hoped that des
plt . e tho P ressur e »f manifold business, !
this measure may be adopted and
speedily carried into execution.
I.llte News 111 -him.
At Cheyenne, Wyo., kO members of
company F, Eighteenth infantry, were
poisoned while eating breakfast Christ- '
mas and for a time fullv half of the
were in danger cf death.
The north-bound Texas, Kansas &•
Pacific flyer ran into a burned bridge
five miles south of Dallas. Tex., just I
before midnight on Wednesday. There j
Five ears were des- ,
troyed, only the Pullman being saved,
The Pawnee Indians are on the war
An immense buffalo bull was so
injured in transferring from the Santa
Fe stockvards to Pawnee Bill's ranch
south of town that he had to be killed.
The meat was given by Major Lillie to
the Indians for a buffalo dance.
At Helena, Mont., the jury in the
United States court in the case
Robert E. Lee and Samuel Garvin,
charged with stealing 700 cattle from
the Indians on the Crow reservation,
returned a verdict late Christmas af
ternoor finding both defendants guilty
after a trial lasting two weeks.
A saloon near Presidio
was no loss of life, but five
wrecked during ti riot in which about
a thousand soldiers took
teen rioters wore arrested by t'-e po
lice and fin of them were placed in the
guard house at the military post
the provost guard, which
the scene about
an hour after the (lis- ,
turbance first started.
At Seattle, Wash.. Dollv Quahpe j
took a dose of carbolic acid and died
from its efTeets Christmas afternoon.
She loved Nell Pickerell. whom she
believed to be a boy.
girl masquerades in
was sent to
and has won the hearts of several sus- 1
The Quahpe girl is a
Slie came to Seattle from
Portland, where her mother lives at
628 South Seventh street. !
A tnce skirmish between whites and
blacks in Harlem, N. W. developed
serious proportions and kept the po
lice busy for a time. The negroes, 109
strong, were armed with revolvers and
elnlis. while equally
used stones and
as many whites
weapons. Tiie negroes
. , . , vvere driven j
back into their tenements by the
lice after they bad
whites with pistols and
had the advantage but
charged on the
a policeman, were
badly shot or cut.
« H i ii «-mi* Stook (
Port Townsend. Wash., Dec. 23.— Infor
mat ion received lieu* by members of t lie
local Chinese colony is to the elTect that
a large number of st, H .k
being organized in the
southern provinces [
of C ' i,i,u with !l capital of .81.999.,Xto and
stock to the amount
t*' will tn- issued to Chinese
Anieri an so they can show
examined by the customs officials at t'-e
port of entry that they belong to the
onipt class, or nier hints.
° x '
This action is
said to lx* the result of the agitation for
more stringent exclusion law nt tli
pi rat ion of the present law next M
Fortnii«- I.«,Mt nt Cnr«l«.
Tendon. Dec. 23.—A dispatch to a re .
agency from A ienna published here this
evening, says at the Vienna Jookev club
today. Count Potoeki lost $500.000
mg three hours of card playing.
won most of the money.
SHAW OF |Q<
Washington, j» e
ed authoritatively t| iat r
Shaw of Iowa would he "
retary of the treasury tQ
retary Lyman ,j. <q a
do change in the office 0 t ^
agriculture, Sec;<:t ai - y vv; ^
Iowa - continuing
The date of
ur y department will
J f 1 1 -,
IT)ll,,,al convenience of\y !)
and . incoming secretaries*]. 5 *
aav * n & signified an entire'
rf ' ma ' n at the head
n ' f ' nt "ntil such time as
? ' *■' lo ,lis aUf ' f ' f --Mr to tarn
■ ' t supposed, however, that "
Shaw w,li bo inducted i D ^
fi( (' some time in January «
:s s| ated fo r|
t '" Secretary r,
known for two ot th
rue nt to suce
it was not until today that
accepte, i the tend«
THEY WILL FIGHT
(ten. Mcnilov.o m u,,.
1 11 t i o ii in \ ..
Wille, us tail, Maud 0 f (j uritj ,
—General Mendo/i . ., sident
state of ( 'aralnu ii ; >
K . v i "'if minis
former Ihosidcnt ( r
; M * oiiiin-i
-■ 1 o ) -1 Ih'esidfiu;
near I^a X'icloria. The
leached Cagua on t lie*
Curt, where their
trated from all it th
ti ii I s.
" ay i, a
I' u n/.aiH iuj
Traflic on the (iernuii lailro, 1 J
rnjited and telepiimm and teleojJ
have been eut. j
Another upri-ing. it j, r ,.J
Liken place n.ar Valencia, ami;]
muni it j. readr j
up arms against
freies in Caracas o
B 1m« been dici-T -i
factory near ii
bullets and cannon balls. Thep
niaeninery ntce--.uy lias all «i
«dni.-ed in Uerm.iuy. T.vcaty-twii
movement .in extreme!,
and fear that
\»ar l'rt-x,ui-H(ioiiN in AranJ
, via Oiia
'-.ni" fur tue uj
seamstresses arc acihe.y cuppU
ing uniforms, it is expected tin!
will be finished by Lie end of Jd
The cabinet lias decided upon 1
ganization of two n-giiiKiiij oil
Alter having exhausted the frid
ing shown by tiie Argentine gw
in its eil'orts to arrive at an gt
with Chile on the question oinni
l«as rejected new features in the a
taking tiie position that tiie Argaä
eminent lias abandoned posnssdl
The attitude of Chile in rrfa
proposal of Argentina mean* J
will withdraw ii- minister in -h
Argentine .Minister lln'il
recalled its rç
Uve ai Santiago do Lime, teaviif!
Igation in ctiaige of tue secret*;
>natic relations between the t'*
Lies have not yet been broken *
Ger,nans' Uiglits ForMj
Managua, Niearague, Dee. 23
veston. —A dispatch t™ m
which lias been received here a
that the German govermnwt 8
exclusive right to navigate thes
river and Like Nicaragua, ui*
cession granted a fe-. day»*
Anas Su">-.; a hip comp.my,
nmeh excitement throughout t*
it is declared that the cone**
under a *
s because of faii'JK
if the 0*
i ii'.oiitu ag*
p| v NV ith th
any event, one of tae articles*
cessions declared that it sluH*
po-1obstacle to the construction« 1
OflVr« «I i«> ».«>'■ Cr,,t
\ close f r,fS
Boston, Dec. 23.
ernor XV. Alurr.iy (Mac
a report from Wa-hingtoB. P 3 '
day, stating t lia tin- goveut-*
ottered the treu- uy p
ernor had asked t r
day before deck
w ould accept. F. n !
sidérations are tiie
i said tW
. of tin?
Froi" Mini»*« 1 *
cal'i -ram ^
\\ !- n *t ■
('Idle confirming t ic i j irt
sources of diploma y ti.ui ^
in the effort to sc u the
Chile and Arcgntii ui<l
relations had 1st • broke*
withdrawal from > tide of
Alcohol as such
found as a natural V
is always formed by .at.