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VOL. XX.— NO. 248.
THE ST. PflrUl^ Gl^Oß^
Weather for Today-
Fair and Cooler.
page i. afiafe
Emperor's Bod Break. r'
SUhkiiiij- Trail Still Blocked. •- i
Bnnkn Show Prosperity.
St. Paul Gives the Glad Hand*
Consul Lee Coming Home. ' :
Ovation for McKinley. ;/.' f
PAGF. 2.
Week of Carnival in St. Paul. V U
Activity at tbe Fair Groands. Djj
How St. Paul Lost a 'Phone Line.
Collins' Itoom for Governor.
Ar. ( i-Doriiiiites at \V»' "k.
St. Pnnl Provident Fund.
Alaska Miner in St. Paul.
Gold Hay Go to the Orient.
London Political GoHsip.
More SrriotiN for Luetgert.
Minneapolis Matters.
Fate of a Newspaper Correspondent.
News of the North-west.
Globe's Priase Puxxle Pictures.
Timely Settlement of Strike.
Fatal Gas l'\ pioslmi in Indiana.
Business Men's Announcements.
PAGE 10.
Saints Win and Lose.
Millers Tvrtee Defeated.
Tifffern and Bines Break: Even-
RoMultt* ill tlie National.
C'ajlur'N Hiinv Kail GoMlp.
PAGE 11.
Akclu A«aln an Kaß>' Winner.
Cycling Cross ip.
Golf Becoming More Popular,
PAGE 12.
Farmer Delegates Retnrn.
Threwher'N Story of Crops.
Wales a SiioriKiiinu.
rAGB 18.
Cabinet to Discuss Section 22.
PAGE 14.
Bonk Reviews.
St. Paul Labor News.
PAGE 15.
BiiNincHH Men's Announcements.
page: 16.
Week's Society Events.
page: 17.
Suburban Society.
Dramatic Gossip.
PAGE 18.
■Woman's Page.
Some Men's Fashions.
PAGE 19.
At Canada's Capital.
Spring on the Klondike.
PAGE 20.
History of tbe Northern Pacific.
PAGE 21.
Tactics for Tars.
Bar Silver, 63 »-Be.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, O4 l-2c.
World's Markets Reviewed.
PAGE 22.
Deer Season On.
Secret Society GosHip.
Wants of the People.
PAGE 23.
Wants of the People.
PAGE 24.
The Chevalier d'Auriac (Story).
Met— "My Friend From India," 5.15.
Grand— "South Before the War,' 1 5.15.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Maasdam, Rotter
dam; La Touraine, Havre; Etruria, Liver
pool. Sailed: Rotterdam, Rotterdam: La
Champagne, Havre: Aller, Bremen; Kaiser
Wilhelm, Genoa; Pennsylvania. Hamburg;
Lueania, Liverpool: Ethopia, Glasgow.
SOUTHAMPTON— SaiIed: St. Paul, New
HAVRE— Sailed: La Bretagne, New York.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: I'mbria, New York.
HAMBURG — Sailed: Persia. New York.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Bovic, New York.
CHERBOURG— SaiIed: Fuerst Bismarck,
New York.
_ -«-
Sweden is proud of its artist prince,
Eugene. No mention is made of the
princesses who paint.
Paderewski has cut his hair short
and is practicing- on the bicycle. This
Is going from one extreme of crankism
to the other.
— .
"You're not so warm," remarked a
Minneapolis policeman yesterday to a
crook who had on two or three suits
of clothes, and then he gave the He to
his own words by taking his prisoner
to the cooler.
All Europe Laughing at the Bom
bastic Speech of William.
Even in Germany It Is Cautiously Pointed Out to His
Majesty That There Is Such a Thing as a
Constitution to Protect the People
in Th^ir Political Rights.
BERL.IN, Sept. 4.— Emperor Wil
liam's Coblentz rodomontade has been
received abroad with derision. Even
the German press cannot swallow the
emperor's "Vice Regency of Heaven"
and is describing the blast at Coblentz
as the blaring of a war horn of the an
cient German gods. Austria manifests
considerable uneasiness on the subject,
and throughout Germany a more sig
nificant note of danger has been
sounded. The emperor's speech is gen
erally interpreted as meaning that his
majesty is determined not to yield to |
the wishes of parliament and the news
papers, though hardly daring to say so
openly, clearly intimate that the em
peror's idea of his mission does pot
agree with the constitution. While his
majesty may be responsible to nobody
but God, it is added, the responsibility
for the empire is upon the ministers,
whose work the nation intends to con
trol, ro matter how omnipotent or om
niscient his majesty proclaims himself.
The thoughtful and liberal-minded
in Germany feel much abashed and,
naturally, the Conservative and the
whole of the Reactionary press is loud
ly acclaiming the speech. The Vorwarts
on Thursday drew a parallel between
the Roman emperors of the- Byzantine
period and other half-made autocrats,
saying: "The emperor evidently con
templates, for the good of the Father
land, to reign in violation of the peo
ple's constitutional rights." Even so
loyal and moderate a paper as the Na
tional Zeitung guardedly takes the em
peror to task, reminding him that, un
der the constitution, his own duties
and prerogatives and those of the trib
une and the reichstag are bounded by
certain limitations, which no one can
transgress with impunity, adding: "His
latest speech is unwelcome confirma
tion of the rumors which have been
current for months regarding the em
peror's intentions."
A number of the leading papers pro
test, that these imperial speeches and
political toasts have been coming al
together too frequently of late, and
they further hold that they are injur-
In the flick of Time.
Miners Could Not Have Carried on the
Strike Another Week.
COLUMBUS. 0.. Sept. 4.— Secretary
Pierce, of the United Mine Workers,
speaking today of the proposed strike
settlement, stated that the agreement
had been reached at a most opportune
time for the miners. They had just
reached the point of the highest suc
cess in the strike, and if another week
or ten days had passed, they would not
have been in the condition to demand
and secure even a settlement at the
64-cents rate, to say nothing of return
ing to work at 65 cents. The strike
had reached its height and was weak
ening each day and no one was better
aware of this fact than the miners'
officials. In Illinois and West Vir
ginia quite a large number of miners
have resumed work and the probabil
ity is that if another week had passed
before a settlement had been
reached, a great many more would
have followed their example. The min
ers knew of this, perhaps, better than
the operators, and it is considered for
tunate for the miners that they have
secured even an advance of 11 cents
per ton, and the officials should be con
gratulated by the members of the or
ganization in having secured so mater
ial an advance in wages.
While the national officials have
given out the information that they
have no doubt that the miners will
accept the proposition when they meet
in this city next week, there exists
considerable apprehension as to what
action the miners may take regarding
the matter. The conservative element
will no doubt ratify the action of the
officials, but the radical element may
prove rather hard to handle when it
comes to a vote on the proposition.
The call for the convention. Issued by
ing the authority and dignity of the
crown, the Tageblatt declaring that
his majesty is reintroducing the men
tal unwisdom of Federick William.
In spite of the flood of criticism the
emperor is said to be preparing to
make another speech, in the exchange
of toasts between himself and the
king of Italy, at Homburg, as a coun
terblast to the Cronstadt glorification
and as a fresh consolidation of tins
The correspondent of the Associated
Press here understands on good au
thority, that the time for Prince Ho
hcnlohe to step out of office has been
fixed for October, soon after the bun
desrath resumes its session, and that
the emperor will no longer try to hold
the prince, since the latter on July 2
declared through the North German
Gazette his inability to accede to any
bill for the reform of the military pro-
cedure, which is" not in accord with
the promise to the reichstag, namely,
in consonance with modern ideas of
justice and humanity. But it is just
possible that his majesty may change
his mind at the last moment. His
present intention is to make Baron
yon Buelow the next chancellor and in
political circles the impression prevails
that Baron yon Thirelmann, the late
and present secretary of treasury, will
be made secretary of state for foreign
At the national convention of Ger
man Catholics, just held at Landshut
Bavaria, resolutions were passed re
garding the restoration of the pope.
The convention was largely attended
from all parts of Germany.
The military excesses of the past
week or two have been much comment
course of an orgie held by the officers
of the One Hundred and Eleventh regi
ment, First Lieut. Knoll was suddenly
and murderously assaulted with a
sabre by Maj. yon Jacobi, the cause
being a toast. A general fight ensued,
lasting an hour. Two non-commission
ed officers, guards of an artillery regi
ment, at Spandau, wantonly attacked
and nearly killed, with sabres, two
civilians, with whom they quarrelled
in a street fight.
Ijese majeste trials have been very
prevalent recently. There were three
at Dusseldorf during the past week.
At Magdeburg a Socialist editor was
arrested for speaking disrespectfully
of the pantaloons worn by the emperor
at the unveiling of a monument there.
the national executive committee, sug
gests that the delegates come to the
convention unhampered by instruc
tions or resolutions, and free to act for
the best interests of the miners. On
this point will depend largely the re
sult of the convention. If a majority
of the delegates come instructed, the
result of the convention may be in
doubt, but otherwise the action of the
national board will doubtless be sanc
tioned, with little objection.
The striking miners encamped about
the De Armitt mines do not look with
favor upon the proposition to resume
work at the rate of 65 cents per ton
until the end of the year. Paul Trim
mer, a district official, at Camp De
termination, at Turtle. Creek, said
there was sure to be considerable op
position to the proposed settlement
when the convention meets in Colum
bus next week. The men made the
usual march to the mines this morn
ing, notwithstanding the rumors that
an agreement had been reached.
President Dolnn Hopeful Over the
Outlook for Peace.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. Sept. 4.— District
President Dolan, of the United Mine
Workers, returned from Columbus at
7 o'clock this morning, and went at
once to the headquarters, where he
held a consultation with the other dis
trict officials. When the conference
closed a call was issued for a delegate
convention in this city next Tuesday
at 10 o'clock a. m., to consider the
Columbus proposition. The call ad
vises the delegates to come unin
When President Dolan was asked as
to the probable outcome of the con
vention, he said that he had decided
to express no opinion or say anything
on the subject until he met the miners'
representatives In the convention next
Tuesday. "It Is not policy," he said,
"for me to say anything now, but I
have no doubt that the convention will
decide upon vriisut Is best for the min
ers." District Secretary Warnsr, Cam
eron Miller and other members cf the
executive board also declined to talk.
Meetings will be held all over the
district on Monday to elect delegates
and discuss the situation. It is be
lieved that the general sentiment will
be to accept the terms and go to work
and await another advance on Jan. 1,
which is assured if the uniformity
agreement is accepted by 95 per cent
of the operators. Some of the miners
favor a continuance of the strike for
the 69-cent rate, but they will likely
be convinced by the more conservative
men that the terms are as satisfactory
as can be expected at the present time.
The acceptance of these terms will also
prevent the importation of new men
into the district. It is known that the
operators are prepared to carry out
their threats, and some of the miners
contend that the rejection of the prepo
sition will result in disaster.
The operators' committee returned
from Columbus during the day. Chair
man Schlenberg said that the con
ference between the miners and oper
ators was a very amicable one and
that the meeting was productive of a
better state of feeling between them.
"When we, as a committee." he said,
"began to look around us. we found
that the miner was the recipient of a
great deal of sympathy of a practical
nature. The generosity of the public
had enabled him to live, during the
suspension, as well if not better, than
when the mines were working. But we
knew the time was coming when the
contributions would cease. We always
believed their cause would weaken
when a fair price was offered for their
work. We were also painfully aware
that other districts were encroaching
on our trade. Coal reaching lake
points ..from other regions than ours
was permitting our customers to form
new trade ties to our future detri
ment. We, knowing all this, made the
miners an offer of 65 cents per ton
Ovation For F^intey.
President Warmly Welcomed by His Fel
lew Townsmen.
CANTON, O.,Sept. 4.— When the Val- I
ley train steamed into Canton station
at 6:20 this evening Mr. and Mrs. Mc-
Kinley, who were passengers, expect
ed to take a carnage and go quietly to
the home of the president's mother,
but the station grounds and the streets
in every direction were crowded with a
surging mass of humanity. The old
McKinley reception committee of the
historic campaign days greeted the
party, a part of the committee having
met the train at Akron. Men and
women and children mape a rush for
the McKinley car, and it was with
difficulty the officers could keep a line
open to allow the party and their es
cort to reach the carriages. Cannons
boomed and the street was a continu
ous mass of cheering people. No for
mal demonstration had been expected
or planned. Later in- the evening,
however, the earlier crowd was sur
passed, when the reception commit
tee, headed by the Grand Army band,
which was at the St. Louis convention
and the recent G. A. R. encampment,
tendered President and Mrs. McKin
ley a serenade. After "Home, Sweet
Home" had been rendered, President
McKinley, in response to thousands of
calls, appeared on the stoop, by the
electric lights, and, out under the foli
age of the streets and surrounding
door yard 3, he looked into the faces
of solid acres of humanity, largely em- '.
ployes of Canton factories, with their
Albert Lea. One of tlie Schools to
Suffer by It.
CHICAGO, Sept. 4.— Charles M.
Charnley. who is alleged to have em
bezzled at least $50,000 from the treas
ury of Presbyterian board for colleges,
Is still at large, although the officials of
the American Surety company will not
admit the fact. Rumors are freely cir
culated to the effect that Charnley is
being shadowed by the company
awaiting the possibility of a settle
ment of the amount of the alleged de
falcation. It is said that an under
standing has been affected between
Charnley and friends and the Surety
company, but the present indications
are that there is little hope of Charn
ley being able to make things right.
Daniel T. Hunt, manager of the Amer
ican Security company, admits Charn
ley was short probably $50,000. He
could not be induced to say what ac
tion the company would take in the
Many Presbyterian college^ are part
ly dependent upon the board for aid.
Fear is expressed thai some of them
will be seriously embarrassed. Fol
lowing are the colleges affected by the
defalcation: Albany, Oregon; Albert
Lea (for women), Minn.; Alma, Mich.;
Bellevue, Neb.; Coates (for women),
Terre Haute. Ind.'; German Theological
seminary, Dubuque, 10., Hastings,
Neb.; Highland, Kan.; Montana, Deer
Lodge. Mont.; Occidental, Los Angeles,
Cal.; Oswego, (for women) Kan.;
Pierre, S. D. ; Southwest, Del Nort,
Col.; Whitworth, iSumner) Wash.;
Buena Vista, Storm Lake, Io.; Colum
bia high school, Lebanon, Ky.; Corn
ing, Io.; Gensee, 111.; Glen Rose, Tex.;
Grassy Cove, Term. ; Huntsville,
Term.; Idaho, Cal dwell, Idaho; Lewis,
for all coal mined from now until Jan.
1, 1898. We also agreed when that time
came to enter into negotiations witn
the miners to arrange a price for the
ensuing year."
"These propositions were favorably
met and we were assured that the best
efforts of the miners' committee would
be exerted to have the strike terminat
ed on these conditions. We feel very
sanguine that an acceptance will reach
us from Mr. Dolan about Thursday of
next week. As we do not presume that
much would be done on Friday or
Saturday, we will say that we are con
vinced that every miner in the district
will make a start on the following
"The offer, we think, is a very fair
one, and should be accepted, and, as
delay will not be of any advantage to
any of the parties, we do not think
miners will be idle longer than the
time specified."
J. C. Dysart, another member of the
committee, said resumption of work in
the mines now would mean millions of
dollars in all lines of industry. "The
operators," said he, "seem to have the
worst end of the affair, but they are
standing in the last trenches from
which they will not move an inch. I
believe that the miners, in duty to
themselves and to the many lines of
trade dependent upon the coal indus
try, had better accept the offer and
start up the mines, doing away with
that depression which has existed as a
consequence of the strike."
Will Stay Oat.
SPRINGFIELD. lIL, Sept. 4.— A conven
tion of miners of the Springfield district was
held in this city today, with a very large at
tendance of delegates. It was decided tfiat
the men here shall remain out pending the
action af the national miners' convention on
Sept. 8.
Synod Closed.
RACINE, Wis.. Sept. 4.— The business of the
synod of the Evangelical Lutheran church
came to a close today. The reports showed
that there are fifty-one ministers, in the synod
who serve fifty-five churches in various states,
and that there are 5.000 communicant mem
bers. The religious exercises will close to
morrow evening, when the following" persons
will be ordained: G. H. Meillman. Robert
Neuman, John Kupper and Hugo Brown, all
of Indiana. The next synod will be held at
Beardstown, 111.
wives and children. It was some mo
ments before the applause had sub
sided that he could be heard, when he
"My fellow eitiizens: I do not know
what I can say to this great concourse
of my fellow townsmen except that I
am glad to be with you once more.
I am sure that it Is reciprocated fully
from the bottom of my heart, and I
beg you good-night."
AKRON. 0., Sept. 4.— President Mc-
Kinley was given an enthusiastic re
ception here this afterno-on. The train
bearing the president from Columbus
arrived at 4:30 o'clock. A large crowd
had assembled at the station. The
presidential party was met by a re
ception committee of which Mayor
Young, a Democrat, was the chair
man. The party was escorted in car
riages to Grace park, passing for five
or six blocks through the principal
streets. A crowd of at least 25,000 peo
ple was assembled along the streets
and in the park. The president was
introduced by Paul E. Warner, the
chairman of the meeting, and made a
brief speech telling of his pleasure at
the heartiness of the greeting extend
ed him. At 5:30 the president and Mrs.
McKinley started for Canton. Secre
tary Alger and Secretary Wilson and
daughter, who accompanied the presi
dent from Columbus, went to Cleve
land with Senator Hanna. whose
guests they will be tonight. Secretary
Wilson wiil return to Washington on
Monday, and Secretary Alger will
start back on Sunday afternoon.
Wyo. ; Newmarket Term.; Poynette,
Wis. ; Princeton, S. D.; Union, New
Charnley came to Chicago thirty
years ago from Philadelphia. His
father was a well known banker in
New Haven.
Gen. Longstreet to Wed a Very
Yovdk Bride.
CHICAGO, Sept. 4.— A special to «he
Times-Herald from Atlanta, Ga., says:
The positive announcement was made
today by the friends of both parties
concerned that the marriage of Miss
Ellen Dortch to Gen. James G. Long
street, would be celebrated at noon
next Wednesday, at the executive
mansion in this city. Arrangements
for the ceremony have been perfected
by Mrs. Atkinson, wife of Gov. Atkin
son, and the best man will be former
Senator H. J. Ham. Gen. Longstreet
Is eighty years old and very deaf. Miss
Dortch " is twenty-two years old and
very pretty.
Golf at Mawnra.
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LiAKE. Ont., Sept. 4.—
In the semi-final in the international event
at the gold tournament, today J. C. Powers,
of Rochester, beat J. A. Dupuy, also of
Rochester, by seven up and five to play. In
the other semi-final, A. P. Scott, of Toronto,
and <_.. K. Brown, of London, were even at the
ninth hole.

Xew Shoe Factory.
MENOMINIE. Mich., Sept. 4.— The articles
of association for Menominie's new shoe fac
tory, involving stock aggregating $65,000,
were signed today and work on the building
■will soon begin. Menominie capitalists sub
cribed $35,000 and the Lamars, 10., parties
hold the balance of the stock. The factory
will give employment to 200 hands.
The Efforts to Open a Route
at Skaguay All in Vain.
Two Thousand Men and Horses at the Foot of the
First Hill Waiting for an Opportunity to Get
Into the Klondike Country— flany Will Now Give
Up the Struggle.
SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 4.— A1l
efforts to break the blockade at Ska.
gxtay have failed. Advices received by
the steamer Rosalie, which left Ska
guay Monday last, and arrived here
today, state that when the trail was
opened Monday morning, 2,000 men and
horses were striving to get over. Soon
the path was in a bad condition, as it
was before repaired. "Where the road
had been corduroyed over the muddy
places, the logs slipped out and horses
went floundering in the mire, many
of them never to emerge. These state
ments were made today by Harry
Fredericks, well-known in this city,
who spent some weeks at Skaguay, re
turning today. He says that hundreds
of these at Skaguay have given up all
hope of getting through this winter
and will stay until February at the
fcot of the pass. Hundreds are com
ing back from the trail, stopping at
Skaguay or Juneau for the winter. A
few more of the more adventuresome
will go over when the first freeze cov
ers the bogs with ice.
A letter to the Seattle Times from
John W. Troy, at Skaguay, tells how
the Yankees on the steamer Bristol
cheated Uncle Sam out of duty on their
horses. When the Bristol arrived, pas
sengers who owned foreign horses were
startled by the announcement that a
duty of 3C per cent would be levied.
The manifest of the Kingston, on
which steamer the horses had been
shipped to Victoria, was in the posses
sion of the purser. It was easy for
the American managers of the Bristol
expedition to fit out these horses of
foreign birth, with Seattle shipping
receipts and American clearance pa
pers. The passengers were more than
willing to pay the Bristol people $10
for each horse, when by so doing they
avoided the payment of $30 to the
crown government.
A letter to the Associated Press, dat
ed at Skaguay, Aug. 30, which came by
the Rosalie, says:
The miners on the Skaguay trail
spent two days blasting out rocks and
corduroying the wet places, and last
night decided to throw the trail open.
Banks Show
NEW YORK, Sept. 4.— The Finan
cier says. As predicted in our last
week's issue, there are considerable
changes in the bank statements this
week, bearing out the fact of continued
business improvement. Loans increas
ed $8,416,700, and deposits $4,763,400,
while the excess in reserves shows a
decrease of $5,402,600. Currency ship
ments to the interior were between
$4,000,000 and $5,000,000, and the state
ment reflects this, in a decrease of le
gal tenders to the amount of $4,000,000,
while specie is $24,700 lower. It is prob
able that next week will see a much
larger demand for currency from the
interior banks.
Compared with the statement of the
corresponding period of last year, there
It Is Not Likely That He Will Return
Officially to Havana.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.— No official
information could be obtained here re
garding the return of Gen. Lee, but it
is understood that he has been granted
leave of absence by the state depart
ment with permission to return to this
country. The business of the consu
late will be in charge of the vice con
sul during his absence. The course
pursued by the administration in not
naming his successor leaves no ground
for the intimation that there was dis
satisfaction with him officially. Now
there has been a period of comparative
quiet in Havana, and Gen. Lee has
remained long enough to demonstrate
that his course was not disapproved.
The work already done has made a
wonderful improvement, fully 100 per
cent for the first 150 miles. But little
work was done on the third hill, the
worst one of the whole trail, and last
night at a meeting:, it was proposed
to levy a toll of $5 per head on each
man going over for the purpose of hir
ing men to open a cut off, where con
siderable blasting has to be done, but
which would save three and a half
miles of the worst part of the entire
trail. The meeting broke up in a row
and nothing was accomplished.
The former proposition to throw the
trail open this morning carried by de
fault and long before daylight the trail
was crowded from the beach to the
foot of the first hill with swearing
miners anxious to be first to get over
the hill. I predict that by tonight there
will be 3,000 men and horses at the foot
of the first hill unable to get over, and
after they have had a day to consider,
thty will go to work on the cut off and
put it through. Mr. Scovell has stored
the remain-der of the blasting powder
and tools at the foot of the hill, where
they are ready.
The first robbery of any account oc
curred yesterday morning at the foot
of the first hill. W. H. Davidson, of
Seattle, lost $1,400 in gold taken from
his tent while he was temporarily ab
sent taking care of a sick horse. No
clue could be obtained of the thief and
Mr. Davidson had to send home for
more money.
VICTORIA, B. C., Sept. 4.— The
steamer Queen arrived from Skaguay
bringing thirty men who have given
up the idea of getting across tho
passes. A thousand men have gone
to work on the Skaguay trail to try
and open it up, no one to be allowed
meantime to go through. Many men
will wait until snow falls and take
outfits over on sleighs. In fact, sleighs
are already being used to cross the
summit on the Dyea trail. There have
been twenty desertions from the Unit
ed States ship Concord, at Juneau, the
men leaving to go to the mines. E.
M. Losikotos, who went into the Klon
dike last spring, sent out word to his
partner, Mr. Hens, of Juneau, that he
had struck it rich. He says: "I sunk
two prospect holes without finding
anything, but in the third I could pick
up the nuggets with my hands. I am
so excited that I cannot write. We
are rich. The amount of gold that
people have here is something appall
Loans Larger by Mil
lions Than at This
Time Last Year.
are the following changes: Loans have
increased $116,221,100, or about 2b per
cent; net deposits, $194,687,600, or .about
43 per cent, and the total reserve has
increased $73,557,500. That prosperity
is here and likely to remain can be no
longer doubted.
Chicago and St. Louis are, to a con
siderable extent, supplying the present
demand for money for crop movements,
but the demand on these centers is
pretty sure to be felt soon by the New
York banks. The strength of foreign
exchange, which is over the sold ex
porting figure, would indicate Ja*ge
balances due us from the other side
are being utilized to purchase our own
securities or being lent at better rates
than can be obtained in New, lork.
and, if he is relieved, no criticism of
him officially will stand. While state
department officials are unusually ret
icent regarding the return of Gen. Lee,
there seems to be little doubt that he
will not return to Havana, and that
his. successor will soon be selected.
Mr. George Fishback, at present !n
Havana, has written a letter to the
state department concerning the re
ports that he Is in Cuba on govern
ment business. The implication is
that he is making a special investi
gation of the conditions there as ef
fected by the insurrection. Mr. Fish
back is much annoyed by these pub
lications, and asserts that his business
in Havana is of a purely personal

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