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VOL. XX.— NO. 315.
Tttt* ST. PflUl^ G^OBE
THURSDAY, NOV. 11, 1897.
"W'catlier for Today—
Itiiin or Snow, Colder.
I.anrler's Idea of Reciprocity.
Spnin in Earnest for lte-foiiii.
ltrttisli Inilliui Policy.
National ("rnnp-c in Session.
ilu in lili UK's of Wnr in Prenbytery.
Towne'a \iiiu*al to BHverltes.
fit. Paul Man From Alaska.
Inquiry in the I'olkoiil ns* Case.
Activity In St. Paul Trade.
Clone of Women's Conneil.
Mrs. Xnek ConfeaseH.
Christian Brothers Iltiiiqiict.
Work of National League Mag*note«.
Day's Sportinftr Events.
Report on Yellow Fever.
Bar Silver, 57 3-Sc,
Cash Wheat in CTiieap-o, 03 5-Sc.
World's Markets Reviewed.
Judge Cornish Goes East.
Grand Wedding- In llulutli.
News of the Northwest.
Wants of the People.
Warrants Out for Bckel.
Needlework Guild Distribution.
Roils Will Resist Arrest.
Soelal Gossip of the Day.
Met— Madeleine, 8.15.
Grand— 3lllk White Flag, 8.15.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
NEW YORK— Arrived: Cuflc, Liverpool,
galled: Paris, Southampton; Teutonic, Liv
erpool; Noordland, Antwerp.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Pavonla, New York;
"Waesland. Philadelphia. Sailed. Pennlond,
SOUTHAMPTON— Arrived: Saale, New
York; St. Louis. New York. Sailed: Kaiser
Wllbelm der Grosse, New York.
BALTIMORE— Arrived: Dresden, Bremen.
It's snow matter if It does snow.
President McKinley has resumed
giving- it to citizens of Ohio in the neck.
Mile. Merode Is not going to return
to America. We'll try to bear up un
der the loss.
Georgia Is provoking the mirth of the
nation by proposing to pass a law
No blows were struck in the mayor's
office yesterday, but there was consid
erable sparring for wind.
John Li. Sullivan has decided not to
run for mayor of Boston. The "gaza
boys" of Boston are in a cave of gloom.
Nebraska raised the largest crop in
Its history this year. A considerable
portion of it seems to have been young
Now the Spanish ministry has pledg
ed itself to correct the abuses of pow
er in Cuba. But what are Spanish
All men should perhaps be careful
when they kick. Guldensuppe kicked
Thorn down stairs. A little later Gul
densuppe paid for the kick with his
Van Wyck really won by such a large
plurality in New York that even Car
ter Harrison doesn't know what his
own influence was in producing the re
Chicago spends $4,000,000 annually for
Btreet paving, and yet Chicago's feet
are more constantly stuck in the mud
than those of any other big city in the
They began ringing the curfew bell
In Evanston, 111., last night. They be
gan ringing it in several Minnesota
cities some time ago, but didn't keep
The Inquiry of the old German poem:
"Wo is das Deutsche vaterland?" is
eclipsed in present interest just now by
the query, "Where is the Lagos hin
Senator Mason has declared for war.
Joel Heatwole now has a worthy fat
friend as a companion in arms. They
can get behind the ammunition wagon
Will contests are getting sufficiently
Jrequent to please even the lawyers in
""Frisco. Sixteen more contests are to
•-ye filed against the will of the late
James G. Fair.
Tt is announced by astronomers that
-Just now the sky is full of meteors.
Let them stay where they are. Lieut.
Peary has one as a specimen, and
-Jhat is all we need.
The New Tork Journal freely admits
it liberated Senorita Cisneros and
elected Van Wyck. The public Is will
ing to testify, however, that the Jour
nal's back yard is offal.
It looks decidedly as if the Durrant
incident would be ended with little
further delay. The murderer of Blanche
Lamont and Minnie Williams has been
ordered hanged on Friday.
Here Is something for Minnesota to
think about. A bill will be presented
in the next legislature of Maine to pun
ish sportsmen who accidentally shoot
or kill men in the woods.
The Xew York sugar trust has con
tracted for 80,000 tons of Hawaiian
.sugar. Tho trust will at least have
sugar enough to sweeten the toddy
Which increases its "nerve."
A Chicago horoscope artist predicts
that Grover Cleveland Jr. will live a
long time and be successful in busi
ness pursuits. Of course, the Chicago
fellc-iv doesn't know anything about
It, but perhaps thinks, if Mr. Cleveland
Is ever elected president again, he will
ifet dc me office for his "soft soap."
THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE.
ON A TARIFF EQUALITY
Laurier Willing to See America and England
on the Same Footing.
Anything Short of Discrimination Against
Britain Acceptable to Canada.
MR. CHAMBERLAIN IS MUCH WORRIED.
Failure of His Zollverein Scheme Followed
First Session of the Sealing Conference Held
Behind Closed Doors.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.— President
McKinley today received Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, premier of Canada, in the
blue room at the White house. Secre
tary Sherman introduced Sir Wilfrid,
who was accompanied by Sir Julian
Pauncefote, British ambassador; Sir
Louis Davies and Prof. Thompson, the
British seal expert. The visit was en
In accordance with an arrangement
made this morning, the experts repre
senting the three governments, the
United States, England and Canada,
assembled at the state department
about 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. There
were present Messrs. Jordan, Thomp
son and McCoun. In addition Gen.
Foster and Mr. Hamlin were In at
tendance for the United States and
Sir Louis Davies for Canada, Sir
Julian Pauncefote sent a note excus
ing himself from coming on account
of illness. The meeting lasted for
about an hour, and presumably the
proceedings were mainly preliminary
and designed to outline a plan of pro
cedure. Mr. Hamlin was elected chair
man. It was officially stated that the
proceedings were such that nothing
could be Baid for publication before the
end of the deliberations. Another meet
ing will be held at 11 o'clock tomorrow
morning. The treaty, which was ne
gotiated last week between the United
States and Japan and Russia for the
further protection of the seals was not
referred to in today's meeting, al
though its general provisions are
known to the British delegates. The
feature of the treaty is said to be the
short time It is to continue in force,
the limit being one year.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 10.— The
National Grange, Patrons of Hus
bandry, convened today in the supreme
court chamber. Delegates from al
most all the states represented In the
national body were present. National
Master J. H. Brlgham, assistant sec
retary of agriculture, who arrived from
Washington last night, was in the
chair. The morning session was short
and was devoted to preliminaries.
The report of the treasurer, Mrs. E. S.
McDowell, showed the finances of the
order to be in a satisfactory condition,
with a large amount of funds on hand
than the previous year. Secretary
Trimble's report showed 141 new
granges and nearly 100 reorganiza
tions. The reports of state masters
were received. The credentials com
mittee made a partial report and the
grange proceeded to receive the reports
of its officers. Worthy Master Brig
ham submitted his annual report. Mr.
Lrigham said that the condition of the
order was very encouraging. One
hundred and forty new granges had
been organized, and seventy-four
dormant ones revived during the past
year. "We have," he continued, "reas
on to rejoice over the marked improve
ment in the prices of most products of
the farm. The prices now receivedd
are not burdensome to the consumer,
but remunerative to the farmer and if
maintained will cause a marked ad
vance in the value of farm lands. It
is also a highly gratifying sign of the
times that the business failures in the
South and Southwest in July, August
and September of the present year
represented in the aggregate of their
liabilities only $4,384,000 as compared
with $11,498,000 during the correspond
ing period of the preceding year.
Special to the Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., Nov. 10.— Chairman
Charles A. Towne, of the Silver Re
publican National committee, issued a
long address to the Silver Republicans
tonight. He makes the charge: "The
crisis long expected is at hand. The
policy we denounced when we pro
claimed that a conspiracy had been
formed to capture the Republican par
ty in the interest of the gold standard,
is nearing its consummation. The Wol
cott commission has confessedly failed
in its negotiations for an international
agreement for the establishment of bi
metallism. That failure, foreseen by
those who drafted the cunning finan
cial plank of the St. Louis platform
and forced its adoption, is now used, as
from the first it has been intended to
be used, as the preliminary to the defi
nite establishment of the gold stand
ard in the United States. The wretch
ed farce has been played through. The
humiliating appeal to the gold powers
of Europe that we be graciously per
mitted to be relieved by them from a
monetary servitude that is wrecking
our producers and destroying our na
tional Independence has been spurned
before the eyes of the wogid. The al-
by New Dangers.
NEW YORK, Nov. 10.— A London
cablegram to the Evening Post says:
In view of the visit of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier and Sir Louis Davies to Wash
ington, it is understood that Mr. Cham
berlain forwarded to Lord Aberdeen
last week important recommendations
en the future trade relations between
Canada and the United States from the
imperial point of view. Though Mr.
Chamberlain has abandoned his zoll
verein schemes, he would view with
keen disappointment and grave fore
bodings the ultimate effect on the Eng
lish attitude towards the Dominion, of
Sir Wilfrid Luarier's acceptance of any
Buch trade agreement with the states
as Mr. Blame once proposed, Involving
discrimination against England. Sir
Wilfrid Laurier himself and Mr. Field
ing, Canada's minister of finance, who
is now visiting London, have given
definite assurances that Canada never
would consent to such discrimination.
They have not, however, disguised the
fact that If the United States showed a
neighborly attitude towards Canada
on outstanding trade and other ques
tions, they would go a long way to
meet Washington advances, short of
discrimination. It is believed that they
might even go so far as to place Eng
land and the United States on a tariff
equality. This would seem to involve
the abandonment of the policy of a
preferential tariff for British goods
which, though not yet realized, created
extraordinary enthusiasm here. Cana
dian ministers contend, however, that
Canada can render no greater service
to the empire than by assisting to re
store Anglo-American accord.
Patrons of Husbandry
Meet to Discuss Matters
of Mutual Interest.
Earnest efforts are being made to ex
tend our markets in foreign countries
and to secure the abolition of the dis
criminating restrictions and prohibi
tions unjustly maintained by certain
foreign countries against our agri
cultural products. During the fiscal
year ended June 20, 1897, we shipped
to the United Kingdom 378,459 cattle,
valued at $35,374,322, and fresh beef
amounting to 29,007,772 pounds.
"Congress will undoubtedly be urged
by interested associations to appro
priate large sums of money to build
dams, reservoirs and canals for the
purpose of irrigating the arid lands of
"It is not the policy of our grange to
espouse the cause of any political partn
er indorse the policies advocated by
either, but when the people have set
tled the questions at issue, we accept
their decision and try to secure for
agriculture fair treatment In the legis
lation carrying into effect the policy
indorsed by the people. In pursuance
of this policy we urged upon the mem
bers of congress the importance of
dealing fairly with the agricultural in
terests in framing the agricultural
schedules of the measure lately enact
ed Into law. I am glad to say that
our suggestions and recommendations
received due consideration, and farm
ers will be able to judge for them
selves whether such legislation has
been beneficial to them or otherwise.
The National Grange is on record in
favor of electing United States senators
by a direct vote of the people. I am
sure we will take no backward step
j in this matter until -the constitution is'
I amended to provide for it. Until that
| is done we should insist that the peo
ple have the right, in some measure,
I to express their preference for candi
dates, which will undoubtedly be re
garded as binding upon the legislators
of the dominant party."
A public reception will be held at the
opera house tomorrow afternoon and
Gov. Hastings will make the opening
Last Grand Effort to Avert
the Crisis Which Threatens
the Silver Party.
ternatlve so artfully provided In the
St. Louis platform Is now invoked. The
supporters of the British money sys
tem now claim warrant for their whole
nefarious programme in the alleged in
dorsement of that declaration by the
Republican voters of 1596. Steps there
fore are being rapidly taken to put
the plan in operation. The president,
by special message to congress, indors
es the scheme of the Indianapolis con
vention of sound money advocates
which was declared by them to rest
on the fundamental and essential fea
tures: First, the permanent establish
ment of the gold standard; second, the
retirement of the greenbacks and other
government notes, and third, the in
stitution of a huge banking system
with power to issue and control the
paper money of the country. Finally,
the national sound money league, at
its semi-annual meeting in New York
yesterday puts the stamp of its infal
libility on the same conclusion."
He then makes an appeal to the
silver Republicans that "the crisis de
mands their most energetic and conse
crated efforts," and exhorts them to
"prove their patriotism" by their work
for the white metal party.
THURSDAY MORNING, NOVE3IBER 11, 1897.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Nov. 10.— Of
the committee of fifteen that will meet
here tomorrow to discuss the mode of
operating the home mission work of
the Presbyterian church of the United
States, eleven are . ministers, having
charges at present, the Rev. John L.
Withrow, at Chicago; the Rev. W. P.
Kane, Bloomington, lii.; the Rev. John
S. Mcintosh, Philadelphia; the Rev.
Samuel J. Nicholls, St. Louis; the Rev.
J. McClusky Blainey, Frankfort, Ky.;
the Rev. R. M. Hayes, Portland, Or.;
the Rev. John McHolmes, Albany, N.
V.; the Rev. D. S. Tappan, Cleveland;
the Rev. William H. Logan, Baltimore,
and the Rev. George L. Spinning,
Orange, N. J. The other four mem
bers: Gov. Mount, of this state;
Charles E. Vandeburg, of Minnesota;
Victor Lane, Michigan, and John B.
Minnins, of Tennessee, are ruling eld
ers. Classified according to their lean
ing toward the "state's rights" and
"nation" plans, the nationalists are in
the majority. While the contest has
been warm so far and may continue
so, it has not aroused anything ap
proaching a bitter feeling as In the
Briggs' controversy. The home mis
sion board, it is averred, has been bet
ter off financially under the state plan
of managing home missions, as prac
ticed in Indiana and a few other states,
LONDON, Nov. 10.— Lord George
Hamilton, secretary of state for India,
in a speech at Acton tonight, defend
ed the "forward policy" pursued in In
dia during recent years against at
tacks lately made upon It by John
Morley, Herbert Asqulth (home secre
tary in the last Liberal government),
and other Liberal leaders He justi
fied this policy on the ground that
while checking the Russian advance
toward India, it enabled Russia and
Great Britain to arrive at an amica
ble understanding by which their re
spective frontiers and spheres of in
fluence were being fixed, each recog
nizing that there was ample room In
Asia for the legitimate expansion of
both kingdoms. He ppoke very guard
edly of the future of -the frontier pol
icy, urging that "out chief object is
to concentrate our strength on essen
tial routes and positions, accepting
elsewhere the genuine submission of
the tribes as an acknowledgment of
British supremacy, interfering as little
as possible in their local affairs beyond
checking the traffic in arms, and trust
ing for the rest to the civilizing in
fluences of trade gradually to win the
tribes from their predatory Instincts."
The Times, commenting editorially
on Lord Hamilton's speech, will say
tomorrow that it was the part of wis
dom to "refrain from more explicit
statements which would only give a
loophole for radical attacks," and will
suggest as a means of attaining the
desired ends the extension of the rail
way to the Afghan frontier along the
valley of the Cabul river.
The Daily Chronicle will express the
opinion that Lord George Hamilton
means, perhaps, that we should slide
by lapse of time intd a policy of an
nexation, on some unintelligible idea
that we may thereby* check Russia. It
will also comment on the fact that the
tribesmen possess enough Lee-Metford
rifles and ammunition to deliver a
magazine fire, although the Lee-Met
ford has only been supplied to the In
dian forces for about two years, a fact
which, in the Daily Chronicle's opinion,
calls for searching inquiry.
SIMLA, Nov. 10— Official dispatches
received here today from the British
camp In the Maidan Valley, tell of a
reconnaissance in force by the British,
which resulted quite seriously to the
government forces. . The movement
was commanded by Brig. Gen. West
macott and the British force engaged
consisted of the Dr.rcashire regiment,
the Northamptonshire regiment, a regi
ment of Sikhs and two batteries of ar
tillery. This column moved yesterday
to Saran-Sar and reached the summit
of the mountain with little resistance,
where it went into camp, but soon after
retired upon the mairf body. This later
movement was attended by serious
losses. The Insurgent tribesmen fol
lowed after the column In strong force,
swarming from behind the rocks,
showing wonderful audacity and keep
ing up a heavy fire at short range upon
the British troops. Only the admirable!
THK GOBLINS WILL GET YOU TWO IP YOl DON'T "WATCH Ol'T.
"State Rights" and "National"
Plans at Issue in the Pres
for while it has been relieved of look
ing after the missionary work in these
states, has received more money out of
the surplus than formerly. But the
board and its sympathizers insist that
the broad national spirit that a church
should have is apparent under the In
diana plan, and instead of one greut
church, there will be many little
churches, especially if the state plan of
handling the home missions should be
used in doing the work of the other six
boards of the churcjj. That the leaven
of the plan is at work is shown from
the fact that some of the presbyteries
have already had under consideration
the holding and disposition of the col
lections of money for foreign missions
as well as home mission duty. The se
cession movement was borne, however,
of the dissatisfaction with the growing
indebtedness o? the boards and a desire
to get the serious attention of the gen
eral assembly to any extravagance or
weakness that might prevail In their
mangement. The Rev. R. V. Hunter,
of this city, for one, is going before the
committee with a compromise plan. It
is In effect, that apportionments be
made by the board among the synods
or presbyteries under the old plan, but
a fixed per cent of the contributions
for home mission purposes be returned
by the board to the contributors for
use in the home field.
Defended by Lord George
Hamilton Against Liberal
Attacks— English Repulsed
disposition made by Gen. Westmacott
of his troops saved the rear guard. The
general personally held the men to
gether and saw all the wounded taken
away before he retired himself. On
the way back to camp the transport of
the wounded was greatly hampered by
the fact that the troops had to retire
over fearfully broken country sur
rounded on all sides by swarms of the
enemy's skirmishers. The route was
intersected every hundred yards or so
by deep ravines, and it was while the
troops were engaged in passing
through this ground that the tribesmen
rushed upon them fearlessly making
their way up the ravines to close quar
ters. The Northamptonshire regiment
suffered the most, many casualties be
ing Incurred, while saving their wound
All the wounded reached camp at
about dark and it is still hoped that
a missing officer and twelve men will
reach camp safely. The loss of the
British was about fifty men killed and
wounded. Of this number the North
amptonshire regiment lost Lieut.
Waddell and four men killed, and
Lieut. Mclntyre of this regiment and
twelve men are missing. The North
amptonshlres also had Lieut. Trent
and thirty men wounded. The Dorset
shire regiment had Lieut. Ingram.
Lieut. Mercer and six men wounded.
The Sikhs lost two men killed and had
six men wounded.
HOME MARKET CLUB.
Dingier, of Maine, One ot the Gueata
BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 10.— The an
nual dinner of the Home Market club
was held at Mechanics' hall tonight.
Fully 1,000 persons attended. The most
distinguished guests were: Congress*
man Nelson A. Dingley, of Maine; Con
gressman Charles A. Russell, of Con
necticut; Congressman Jonathan P.
Dolliver, of lowa, and Senator Henry
Cabot Lodge. Senator Hanna sent a
letter of regret, after the reading of
which three cheers were given for him.
Mr. Dingley was the principal speak
er. He said: "A great many people
in this country are wiser than they
were five years ago. Some who study
maxims rather than markets, deny
that there has been any restoration of
confidence of any revival of business.
Others, who are not entirely blind to
facts, admit the Improvement, but in
sist that it comes in spite of protec
tion, from what they call 'natural
causes.' Still others, like Bryan, con
tend that the improvement is only tem
porary, because of a short crop of
wheat abroad and that business will
presently grow worse unless we have
16 to 1 free silver on our hook.
"I leave our free trade friends to
reconcile their antagonistic explana
tions of the failure of their theories,
simply remarking that the common
sense of the people concludes that the
repeated coincidence between the pro
tective policy and prosperity and be
tween the overthrow of that policy and
adversity establishes the relation of
cause and effect. I know that some of
our free trade friends claim to see in
the result of the recent elections evi
dences of popular dissatisfaction wif-fc
PRJCK TWO CENT 3— jg^Affl
President McKinley and the new pro
tective tariff. When h owever, it is con
sidered that a falling of the aggre
gate vote has always been an Inevita
ble result of the relaxation from an
intense strain and that in r.very state
in which an election was held the
Democratic managers carefully avoid
ed the tariff l6eue and gained their
only victory In a protective state
through an absurd attempt to run two
Republican candidates for mayor of
New York city, while the Republicans
captured a protection L T nlt*d States
senator in Maryland, heretofe">re ar
rayed against protection, it is ditlicult
to see on what grounds It can Justly
be claimed that the result of tho recent
elections gives any support to the claim
that it shows popular dissatisfaction
with the successful administration of
President McKinley or with the new
DUEL CAITeD OFF.
Sir Robert Peel nnd the Duke de
Glrella Will Nut Fight.
I'ARIS. Nov. 10— The duel with
swords which *.vas to have been fought
1 y Sir Robert Peel and the Duke
Clement de Glrella, will not take place.
Sir Robert having apologized for lan
guage used under a misapprehension
cf the facts in the case. It Is under
stood that the quarrel was the out
come of an argument over the justifi
cation of the imprisonment of Capt.
Dreyfus, of the French army, who is
serving out a sentence of penal Im
prisonment for selling imi>ortant mill
try secrets to a foreign government.
The duke, who considered himself In
sulted by certain letters from Sir Rob
ert Peel, came specially from Geneva
and sent his seconds, Including the
famous French amateur swordsman,
M. Thomeguex, to call upon Peel.
Thomegeux recently had a so-called
duel with swords with an Italian ama
teur, Senor Casella, which arose out of
a dispute as to the starched shirt
which the Count of Turin wore during
his recent duel with Prince Henri, of
Orleans. The representatives of Sir
Robert Peel met tbe duke's seconds
this evening at the Cercle Artiscjue et
Litteracy, a well known c'.ub in the
Rue Volney, and explained that Sir
Robert had since learned that remarks
he had attributed to the duke had
never been used and that he, therefore,
regretted his letters, which were based
upon misstatements, and tendered a
full apology. The duke's seconds
thereupon declared the matter ended.
MAYOR WILL SIGN.
Executive of Philadelphia In With
the <.. -ii Grab.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10.— Up to a
late hour tonight Mayor Warwick had
not signed the bill passed by councils,
leasing the city gas works to the
United Gas Improvement company. He
intimated, however, that he would do
so tomorrow, adding that no injunc
tion proceedings, such as those begun
yesterday, to have the lease declared
Illegal, could prevent him from exer
cising the functions of his oflice.
FIG! It K IX POLITICS.
Knight" of Labor Expect to Share
In tbe \.-\t Election.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. Nov. 10.— The ses
sion of the general assembly of the
Knights of I^abor today was produc
tive of nothing of special Interest. The
day was taken up with hearing claims
of contested delegations and discussing
reports of various committees. Includ
ing that on credentials. Tomorrow it
is expected the annual report of Gen
eral Master Workman Sovereign will
be read. It will be a report upon the
condition of the order and will contain
many recommendations, including an
amendment to the constitution. The
treatment of the Pennsylvania miners
during the recent strike will be dis
cussed and resolutions condemning the
course of the sheriff at Hazleton will
probably be adopted.
Chairman of the Press Committee
Chamberlain said tonight that the K.
of L. would cut a big figure in the next
national election. "We are growing all
the time," said he, "and we intend to
vote against politicians who are in
politics for office. We want men in
office who will better the condition of
the laboring man and who are right
on economic questions. During the
past year over 20,000 members have
been added to the order."
KANSAS PACIFIC CONTROL.
It Is Believed It Will Go to tbe Mor
OMAHA, Nov. 10.— Regarding the
Kansas Pacific, the sale of which has
been postponed to Dec. 16, the officials
of the Union Pacific feel assured that
the reorganization committee will se
cure the road. They profess the firm
est belief that the Union Pacific reor
ganization committee can successfully
buck the Chicago & Alton or the Mis
souri Pacific and Iron Mountain system
for the control of the Kansas Pacific.
They base their belief on the amount
of the first mortgage bonds of the Kan
sas Pacific held by the Union Pacific
reorganization committee and by the
many pieces of property which would
be in dispute should any purchaser but
the Union Pacific reorganization com
mittee secure control.
Reforms Offered to the Island
of Cuba in All Good
REIGN OF TERROR
Gen. Blanco's Mission to Con
ciliate Rather Than
NO THOUGHT OF A
Only Friendly Feelings Enter
tained at Madrid Toward
the United States.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.— Senor Josa
Canalejas, one of the foremost publiu
men of Spain, editor of El Heraldog
of Madrid, former minister of justice
in the Liberal ministry, ami closely]
identilled with Premier Sagasta, tho
new Liberal regime In Spain, arrived
in Washington today, accompanied by
Capt. Vega and Alexander Saint Aublnj
of Madrid. While the visit ia Unoffi
cial, much Interest attaches to it among
public men, owing to Senor Canalejas* l
intimate knowledge of conditions ;it
the Spanish capital, and also for the
faclltiy it affords for conference be
tween him and Senor de Lome, the
Spanish minister. The latter called on
Senor Canalejas soon after his arrival,
and the two were together much of
the day, being: joined later by Calderon
Carlisle, counsel for the legation, and
by the numerous staff of the minister.
Senor Canalejas accorded to a repre
sentative of the Associated Press a
brief interview. Having recently ar
rived in this country, he expn
himself as little acquainted with the
conditions here, but as to those In
Madrid he spoke freely.
"Th.* feeling there Is one of ex]
ancy," said her, In good English, )>ut
marked Spanish accent. "Hut there
is little or no feeling that a serious
crisis will present Itself between the
United States and Spain, and tb
no thought, in well In formed circles,
that extreme measures, or a resort to
war, will result. On the contrary the
action of the Spanish government has
given every hope of a continuance of
the most friendly relations with the
United States and a satisfactory con.
elusion of the Cuban conflict. A com
plete change of policy has resulted
from the accession of the Liberal min
istry, and the aggressive policy exe
cuted by Gen. Weyler Is now succeed
ed by the more conciliatory ih.-ilio.lh
of that peaceful soldier, Gen. Blanco.
He has but just landed In Cuba, and
there Is little opportunity thus far to
judge of the mild and beneficial policy
he is charged with executing, but we
in Madrid, who know his high charac
ter and the desires of those who send
him, feel assured that good results will
come from his mission.
"As to the autonomy which Spain
now offers to Cuba, it is autonomy of
the genuine character, and it Is ten
dered in the sincerest good faith be
lieving that it affords the surest guar
anty of restoring peace to Cuba and
giving prosperity to the Island. [ n ;,i*
internal affairs tho autonomy now of
fered will give the Cuban people entire
freedom In shaping their own affairs
With .such a policy in view, and with
Gen. Blanco to put it into execution
there is every assurance that Spa ii
will do all In her power to restore
peace and prosperity in Cuba. Rj
over, we look with confidence on the
success of thai policy, vv.- are natur
ally desirous that our friends In the
United States should recognize the
complete change of policy which lias
occurred and should co-operate with
us in having It bring beneficial results
we look for."
Senor Dupuy de Lome called at tho
state depart ment and had a shorl
ference wdth Assistant Secretary Day
presumably with reference to ti:;
tering operations. It Is the prs
of the Spanish legation to inform
the state department instantly of the
Intention of any party of flllbu
to depart for Tuba as the Information
ccmes to It through its ag'-nts. The
minister is making preparations (■>?
the dinner to be given to Senoi
nalejas and extending Invitation
members of the cabinet and other
prominent persons in Washington to
attend. Friday night has been sei for
MADRID. NOV. 10.— It Is as
here that the reply of the America':
Kovernment to the last Spanish com
munication declares that th" United
States has mad.* the g
to stop filibustering and has 'mi
many officials and expended li
of money to that end.
According to a dispatch from i
runna, the port at which the steamer
Montserrat, with Lieut. Gen. VV
will dock, a flotilla of steamers villi
meet Gen. Weyler off the port, and he
will be received with mu-tlc and
incidents of an elaborate ovation.
win be tendered .■' luncheon Immediate
ly on landing and in the evening -
will be fire works. The Sooiallsl
said to be planning a counter d
The cabinet council today decided to
empower Marshal Blanco, governor
general of Cuba, and Brlno de Rivera,
governor general <> f the Phill*
grant amnesties. A proposal to build
two ironclads was also appr
LONDON. Nov. 11.— The Madrid
respondent of th>* Standard, describ
ing the Institutions I
Cuba under the new regime, says: The
lw., er house will Ci I
bers, all elected on the o.t. j i- of uni
versal suffrage. Th- up will
be virtually a council of admin
tion, as Senor Canovas proposed, but
with extensive attributes, Half its
members will I cli eted bj
suffrage and half ••.ill sit bj rig
the offict s they shall hold I ro
serve is maintained as Inten
■>f the government ir. tl
ment of the Cuban debt; but It :
lleved that the
present war will be tlon
ai, the bulk of the burden to fall upon
Spanish tax payers and Spanish bud