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BULLETIN OF THr£ ST. PfHJl^ G^OBE, MONDAY, DEC. 27, 1807. Weather for Today- Fair and Warmer. PAGE 1. 6i>niiinr<lH Warlike In Their Talk. Jtritish \\ .irsiiiit.H Off ( on'ii. London Family Wiped Out. Fierce Fight With Fire at Sea. No Favor to Pension Bills. l.ciii-r llaH Oatn Cornered. Uncle Sinni After Part of Greenlnnd. ?ACE 2. Itev. (o«ulll ■ ( lirislnuiM Sermon. Martinelll at St. FraneiM de Sales. Itev. ■'Itlil i-ii m'f Sermon. PAGE 3. Mlimeuiiolls Matters. Henry Clews' Weekly Review. PAGE 4. Editorial. Teachers lie-in toi Assemble. Tliouiii* 11. Scott Resigns. Tlieatrical Reviews. PAGE S. Pope'H Vnnif •limn Encyclical. Day's Snorting EventN. PAGE O. Bright Plaid* Worn. Species of Plants. PAGE 7. Oddities of London. Light nine's Force Measured. AVuuts of the People. PAGE 8. Chapters in Life of a Crank. Passing? of a. Ml«»o>ari Village. EVENTS TODAY. ll«-t— Lost. Strayed or Stolen, R.IK. Grand— A Black Sheep, 8.15. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK— Arrived: La Champagne, Havre; Etruria, Liverpool; American, Am- Bterdam. LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Tauric, New York. -QUEENSTOWN— SaiIed: Aurania, fioin Liverpool, for New York. «^»- Every dog has his day, and It is very much over twenty-four hours long in the Klondike. It is a toss-up as to which is the big ger rascal, Senator Wolcott or the Re publican party. <^*- Mr. Merriam has been appointed pension agent at Chicago. His first name is Jonathan. It is pretty certain that the woman ■who had her stomach amputated will have no stomach for solid food. It is suspected that Mr. Wolfer's young men have been using the c.ele brated "guards back" play on the pris oners. The price of leather will probably go up when the shoe men hear that Min nesota has a boy of eighteen who wears No. 24 boots. Sor.ta Claus ran out of drums before he had served all the little boys, for which several score of fond fathers are speechless with thanks. The Republican gerrymander of Illi nois is so manifestly unfair that the Democrats will no doubt carry the state at the next election in spite of it. America is in truth the great wheat market of the world. A mammoth steamer has just taken 377,509 bushels of wheat from Tacoma to North Africa. Capt. Anson says he doesn't care whether he plays ball or not. It has been an open question for several years whether he was playing ball or not. Jersey City tried acetylene gas. When those who were blown up the other day get down, the town will take a vote as to whether it likes gas or not. _«. A canvass of New York city shows that every one of the 3,000 musicians of that town is at work. What a noisy old burg New York is getting to be, to be sure. West Virginia is resuming its old place right alongside of Kentucky. They had a husking bee at Hunting ton the other day at which two men were killed. Not all the rascals by any means are In politics. A man has just testified that he received a fee of $50 for locating the headquarters of the Modern Wood men at Fulton, 111. ■ -•» Cecil Rhodes has a great head. He keeps a diary in intricate cipher, and before he shuffles off he can throw away the cipher and thus prevent any body from being bored with the diary. A Chicago man went out and earned the first wages he had had in three years, and his wife bought an $18 bon net with the money. There is more than a December chilliness in that family. -•• Some people appear to be misunder- Btanding Mr. Wolcott. He merely sug gested resigning as a member of the Republican party. He has not even hinted at resigning his salary as a United States senator. A telegram all the way from London announces that "Fussy," the fox ter rier which has always accompanied Sir Henry Irving on his travels, recently fell through a trap door at the Man chester theater and was killed. This Item is important and appears to be true. The men who took the cake for econ omy in 1597 were two Northern Kansas editors, one of whom had lost his right leg and the other his left. They bought a pair of shoes the other day end made each other a Christmas pres ent, each giving the shoe to the other that he needed. m F. H. Peavey, of Minneapolis, has been asked to secure photographs of the two most beautiful women in Min nesota. Everybody i> »orry for Peavey in a minute. If he makes the selec tion, he will be hate* by every woman in Minnesota except two, and if he makes none he will It hated by even these two. . THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. WAP cmpQ 0F JolfN BULI TTAIV JllllJ OFF CHEMULPO England Emphasizing Its Disapproval of Russia's Policy in the East. DEMONSTRATION M/DE AGAINST COREA. It Creates Consternation as it Is Known Japan Is Only Awaiting a Chance to Imitate the Brit on—Rumor That Landing Has Been Made at the Mouth of the Yangtse-Kiang. LONDON. Dec. 27.— A special dis patch from Shanghai says: It is re ported that seventeen British warships are off Chemulpo, Corea, southwest of Seoul, supporting the British consul's protest, really amounting to an ulti matum against the king's practically yielding the government of Corea into the hands of the Russian minister. The protest is especially directed against the dismissal of McLeavy Brown, Brit ish adviser to the Corean cusitoms, in favor of the Russian nominee. The news has produced consternation at Seoul, which is heightened by the knowledge that Japan has a fleet of thirty ships awaiting the result of the The Greatest Story of 1898 Will Be Printed in the jK& El jipftfli dßSvfp B BB^i V tafi&tk r j oSw I j^frflEfi E'-PSh !£^aV .Anna Katharine Green's "LOST /WAN'S LANE" Will begin in this paper Sunday, Jan. 2, and continue fifteen weeks. If you miss it you will regret it. British representation, which Japan fully supports. Japan is irritated by the arrival of Russian troops in Corea, and it Is believed that she will oppose them. According to advices from To kio Japan has offered to assist the offi cers at Pekin in drilling the Chinese army and to consent to a postponement of the war indemnity. Many of the viceroys and Pekin officials favor the proposal. According to a dispatch to the Daily Mail from Shanghai, it is re ported there, from reliable sources, that a British force landed at Chemulpo on Saturday and caused tha reinstatement of McLeavy Brown. The same dis patch refers to "a native rumor that the Union Jack has been hoisted on an island in the mouth of the river Yangtse-Kiang." The Pekin corre spondent of the Times says: "The government refuses to place the Likin under foreign control as security for the loan proposed by the Hong Kong and Shanghai bank, and asserts that eßisis IN JAPAN. TOKOHOMA, Dec. 27.— Count Mat soukata, the premier, and Admiral the Marquis Saigo Tsugumichi, minister of marine, have resigned. It is probable that Marquis Ito will be the new premier. YOKOHAMA, Dec. 26.— The imperial diet has been dissolved, before the housa of representatives had started a dis cussion of the motion of no confidence In the cabinet. It is expected that there will be several ministerial changes. The Japanese diet was reopened on Monday last with such a union of the three chief political parties as to make it cfrtaln that a vote of no confidence in the government would be carried. On Friday last the mikado, in the speech from the throne, declared that the rela tions of Japan with all the foreign pow ers were friendly, though he made no specific allusions to the complications in China. He announced that the gov- NO FAVOR TO PENSION BILLS. They Will Have to Take Their Chances With Other Private Claims in Congress. Special to the Globe. WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.— One thing has been practically settled by the leaders in the house of representatives; and that is, that the Friday night ses sions of the house shall be dispensed with for the present. It has been one of the rules of the national house of representatives for many years that Friday night sessions shall be regu lerly held for the purpose of giving consideration to private pension bills and to no other business. Both polit ical parties have agreed on this line of policy, because the leaders of both po litical parties have been seeking the soldier vote in this manner. It is well known that private pension bills can have but little opportunity to receive consideration during the day sessions of the house, because national affairs are always given precedence. The only way to get private pension bills through the house has been to have a particular night set apart when no other business could be taken up. But all this is past. In the future the vet erans who cannot get pensions through the regular channels of the pension of fice must take their chances of legisla tion in competition with all others who have claims against the government. This conclusion has been reached as part of a plan of economy. There Is MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1897. unless the loan Is procurable without this condition arrangements will forth with be made for a Russian guaranteed 4 per cent loan of 100,000,000 taels, to be issued at 93 net. The se curity would be the land tax, which would remain under Chinese ad ministration. China, in return, wou'.d give Russia a monopoly of the rail roads and mines north of the great wall, open a port as a terminus of a railroad (Trans-Siberian), and would agree that a Russian should succeed Sir Robert Hart as director of Chinese Imperial maritime customs. If these conditions should be permitted, British trade interests would suffer severely." The Shanghai correspondent of the Times says: "The sloop Phoenix sailed today (Sunday) under orders to Join the British squadron. The utmost se crecy is preserved with regard to the latter's movements, but gossip here suggests that its destination is Ta- Lien-Wan." ST. PETERSBURG. Dec. 26.— 1t is asserted that the newly formed Rusfo- Corean bank will organize a company to extend a railway to Port Arthur. The Russian vice president of the East ern Chinese railway will start for Man churia in February to inspect proposed variations of the route and to make a final decision as to other matters. BERLIN, Dec. 26.— An inspired Chi nese organ published here says that the Chinese emperor, in order to avoid the reproach of having lost territory, will lease Kiao-Chou to Germany in perpetuity at a low rate with all the rights of sovereignty that England ex ercises at Hong Kong. Attitude of the Diet Forces Pre mier and Minister of Ma rine to Resign. ernment intended to submit fresh taxa tion measures, the character of which is now known to have united the three chief political parties in opposition, and to introduce a bill amending the codes, civil and criminal. POLITICAL CRISIS IN JAPAN. Diet Dissolved and a New One Will Be Chosen. WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.— A telegram was received at the Japanese legation this morning announcing that the diet was formally opened by the emperor on the 24th inst. A vote of no confidence was proposed in the house of represent atives and the diet was dissolved on the 25th inst. This result is ascribed entirely to domestic causes and is the preliminary to new elections, as under the constitution a new diet must be convened within five months after the dissolution of the old one. no money In the treasury to meet the expenses of government, unless the ex penses shall be cut down. All of the general appropriation bills are being pared and thinned out; and all of the claims of individuals are being set aside. It is useless to make appropria tions of money when there is no money available. This conclusion of the house leaders will evoke a storm of criticism and con siderable abuse. The veterans who be lieve that they ought to get congres sional pensions will claim that, as old soldiers, they ought to have preference over claimants. But that is question able. There are men here vainly try ing to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars which the government has owed them for supplies ever since the war. But the government has no money with which to pay these claims, or private pension claims; and there is to be a halt on appropriations. —Smith D. Fry. BARGE HELPLESSLY ADRIFT. Crew of Fotar In a Perilous Situa tion. BOSTON, Mass., Dec. 26.— The tug Carbonero, which arrived here today with three barges in tow from Phila delphia, was in a collision with an unknown schooner on Nantucket shoals Saturday night, during which the schooner had her Jibboom carried away. The schooner Is reported to be In no immediate danger. Tug C. B. Sanford, Capt. Pierce, while coming around Cape Cod Satui day night, towing barges Nay Aug and Canisteo, lost the last named barge, and up to a late hour tonight nothing had been heard of the missing vessel. The accident occurred between Nanset and Cape Cod, and was caused, so Capt. Pierce states, by a large foui masted schooner passing between the two barges, cutting the hawser and set ting the Canisteo adrift. The tug was unable to find the drifting barge, so Capt. Pierce decided to tow the Nay Aug across the bay to Boston Light, where she was anchored, and the San ford then returned in search of the Canisteo. All day yesterday the tug steamed about in the vicinity of where she parted from the missing craft, but to no avail, and when the thick snow Bet in the Sanford returned to Boston. The Canistoe is commaded by Capt. Carl Rausch, of Hoboken, has a cargo of 1,000 tons of coal, and carries a crew of four men. STILLWATER NEWS. Robert Malloy, a well-known Stlllwater logger and for years a member of the firm of Malloy Bros. & McClure, died at his home in this city early yesterday morning. Deceased was born near New Castle, in the province of New Brunswick, In 1832. and came to Still water in 1853, since which time he has been engaged in logging. He had a serious attack o-f pneumonia about two years ago, from which he never fullyrecovered. He was able to be around town a»d to attend to his busi ness affairs until a few weeks ago, when he found It necessary to return to his room. He was an estimable gentleman, and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances in this city and the logging districts. The funeral will be held from St. Michael's church, tomor row morning. County Attorney Manwaring has gone to Davenport, 10., on a short visit. _^»- SHE FOLLOWS MISS HERBERT. Society Girl of Washington Shoots Herselt Through the Heart. WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.— The recent tragic death of Miss Lelia Herbert, the daughter of the ex-secretary of the navy, is given as the reason for the suicide which occurred today of Miss Annie Virginia WeMs, an accomplished young society woman, and daughter of Lewis S. Wells, a well known attorney. The young woman shot heiself through the heart with her brother's revolver at the residence of her father, 1311 N street northwest. Miss Wells had met Miss Herbert a number of times and was very much CGRFfBR DF DfITS ON THE SIDE. Leiter Springs Another Surprise on Chicago Speculators. CHICAGO, Dec. 2C— Friday, which will witness the close of the great Leiter deal in wheat on the board of trade, bids fair to prove a memorable day in the trade. No great excitement is expected In the wheat pit, but in oats a squeeze of shorts may occur. It is believed that Mr. Leiter has been turning a trick on the trade in oats, while everybody wa*> '"atching wheat. For weeks the oats [ ; s been practi cally deserted. Last.v, ek there was a disagreeable surprise to the men who had sold 6,000,000 bushels of oats for December delivery when they learned that no oats were being delivered. Then they awoke to the fact that in all the MIV IS WIPED IT. Woman and Nine Children Burned on Day of Her Hus band's Deatb. LONDON, Dec. 26.— A Mrs. Jarvis and her nine children, the youngest a baby, were burned to death at 5 o'clock this morning In a four-room cottage occupied by the Jarvis and two other families in Dixie street, Bethnal Green, London. The unfortunate family oc cupied the upper floor. By a strange coincidence Mr. Jarvis, the woman's husband, who has been suffering from consumption, died in the workhouse in firmary this afternoon without having heard of the disaster. Mrs. Jarvis earned a scant livelihood by making match boxes, and her rooms were filled with inflammable material. STRIKERS OFFER TERMS. Believed That They Will Accept the Present Scale for a Time. FALL RIVER, Mass., Dec. 26.— The strike feeling among the operatives to night is not as strong as it was last week. It is believed that careful con sideration of existing conditions has done mudh to change the sentiment. The conference committee of the op eratives, in which are representatives of all the textile unions, held another meeting tonight, when the wage ques tion discussion was resumed. The meeting adjourned subject to the call of the committee's secretary. The only information given out was that a new proposition to the manu facturers was unanimously adopted. Its details were not divulged, and the document is now In the mail for Secre tary Rounzville. A manufacturer tonight volunteered the opinion that the new proposition might offer an acceptance of the cut down provided the present schedule was restored when a margin of profit to be mutually agreed upon shall war rant such action. By this he meant that the operatives will continue work in hope of better times soon. Died After an Operation. ALBANY, N. V., Dec. 26.— John Cosgrave, a well-known athlete, died in the city hospi tal today after an operation for appendicitis. He was a member of the New Jersey Athletic club, the Ridgefleld Athletic c'.ub and the Tenth battalion, A. A., r>f the national guard. Cosgrave won the all-round athletic cham pionship of America In 1595, and finishn* sec -ODd to Clark, of Boston, In this year's com petition. Cosgrave's work has always been considered of the highest order, and in all- attached to her. She herself had been confined to the house for four months by Illness, and this, combined with the shock caused by the death of her friend, brought on melancholia, which resulted in suicide. The deed was ap parently entirely unpremeditated, and, coming immediately after Christmas festivities in the house, completely prostrated her aged mother. Miss Wells was thirty-three years of age and very beautiful. «*. Fighting Fire at Sea. Crew Have a Long Battle for Their Lives. ST. JOHNS.N. F., Dec. 26.— The Brit ish steamer Lambert's Point, Capt. Humphreys, seven days from Norfolk, Va., for Liverpool, with cattle, cotton, grain and a general cargo, has ar rived here with her cotton on fire and the ship in a bad state. On Friday afternoon the fire was dis covered in the compartment amidships. It gained headway rapidly. Holes were cut In the cabin flooring, pipes in serted and the compartment flooded with steam and water. The captain headed the vessel for this port, and for forty hours nobody rested, all hands battling the fire, which, stead ily gaining, spread to the fore com partment. It then became necessary to flood this, which gave the ship a list of 17 deg. to the starboard. She met ter rible weather in trying to reach here. Her sides and deck were almost un bearable with heat, and the provis ions were spoiled by steam and smoke. The paint is now pealing off the Bides, while gangs of men are landing the cattle, almost maddened with heat. Capt. Humphreys admits that he could not have controlled the flro twenty-four hours longer. Holes are being cut in her sides to admit more steam pipes, in the hope of having the fire subdued by Tuesday, when the cotton will be discharged until the seat of the fire is reached. VERY GOOD WIRE PULLERS. Fixing Ip a Neat Scheme far a Wire Trust. CLEVELAND, 0., Dec. 26.— There Is talk among steel men of a further ex tension of the scope of the new wire trust. It is now said that efforts will be made to induce all the steel billet mills in the country to ally themselves with the trust, not as members, but as contributors. The trust will seek to induce the manufacturers of billets to promise not to sell to wire manufac turers that may possibly start outside of the trust, and in return the trust will promise to take billets from all these manufacturers as it may need them. The object of this is to keep the billet makers in good humor and pre vent their going into the wire business themselves. These who are closest to the sources of information express the utmost confidence in the carrying through of the plans for the forma tion of the trust, and it may be said that all the negotiations are progres sing favorably. Chicago elevators oats measured but 950,000 bushels of the contract grades. It was Wednesday when they made I ma the discovery. The price of December oats was then 20% c. On Friday the market closed at 22% c. A cent ad- ! vance in oats is as good as 4 cents I or 5 cents in wheat. It is too late to | rush in a supply to meet the calls j which will be made for the grain at • the close of business on Friday. Those j who have not delivered the grain ac- \ cording to contract will be called upon j to settle at the closing price. The sit- j uation has all the elements of a squeeze. round work in the athletic field and the sack he had few superiors. LOG ON THE TRACK Caused an Accident Near II i M>l im — Three Pa»HengeFS Hnrt. Special to the Globe. DULUTH, Minn. .Dec. 26.— The mixed freight and passenger train, known as No. 7, on the Duluth, Messabe & Northern road, met with a serious ac cident Friday afternoon near Hibbing. A log fell off of a flat car, owing to a loose stake, and in falling it struck a switch standard, tearing it out and de railing five cars, including two refrig erator and the passenger car. In the latter were ten passengers, and three were more or less injured. The train was running twenty miles an hou«-, and it is considered fortunate that the cars did not take fire, as stoves were operated in the passenger and refrig erator cars. PEARY IS PLEASED. Says He Will Start for the Arctic* Early In the Sprint?. NEW YORK, Dec. 26.— A dispatch to the World from Washington says: Lieut. R. E. Peary, the Arctic ex plorer, who returned from England on the St. Paul, immediately upon his ar rival in New York took a train for Washington. Lieut. Peary, when seen by a reporter tonight, was enthusiastic over his reception in England, and the gift to him by Alfred C. Harmsworth, the wealthy Englishman, of the Wind ward, a fine ship, which the explorer will use in his trip to the Arctic regions next year. Mr. Harmsworth also fur nished funds for the expedition. Lieut. Peary said that the Windward would be sent to New York early in the spring, and that he would start North the latter part of July. Lieut. Peary started for New York tonight to finish work on his narrative, which is in the publisher's hands. HAD A CAR TO HI3ISELF. Bear Rides Into Milwaukee in Great State. MILWAUKEE, Wls., Dec. 26.— A huge cinnamon bear which was shipped by express from Leavenworth, Kan., to Baraboo, Wis., escaped from its crate in the express car at Western Union Junction on the Chicago, Mil waukee & St. Paul railroad, yesterday, while en route to its destination. The express messenger was driven from the car, the bear taking complete posses sion, devouring packages of apples and candy and destroying way-bills. When the train arrived In Milwaukee it t»ok ten men to secure the vicious animal. PRICE TWO CENTS— I ffrggiVS. IT AGITfITES THE DDH. General Woodford's Latest Note Causes a Sensation in Diplomatic Circles in fladrid. Spanish Press Talks War. — ■ — — — -_^____^_______ American Pretensions as Set Forth in the Note Re sented—Report That Claim Has Been Hade By the United States for Indemnity of Over $8,000,000 for Losses Suffered by Americans in Cuba. MADRID, Dec. 26.— Today's Impar cial urges that, in view of the char acter of the reply of United States Minister Woodford to the note of the Spanish government, in answer to the first communication of the American government through him, it is neces sary to increase the Spanish fleet as against the eventuality of a conflict with the United States. El Heraldo says: "The encroach ments of the United States upon the Internal politics of Spain have become intolerable and must be resisted ener getically. The situation is difficult, but, at whatever cost, the government ought to put an end to a shameful state of affairs for the sake of the dig nity of Spain." LONDON, Dec. 27.— The Madrid cor respondent of the Standard says: Gen. Woodford's note dwells at length upon the Spanish complaint against filibus tering and other moral and material assistance given in the United States to the insurgents, which the Washing ton government reasserts it has done all in its power to check, with the view also of satisfying the representations made by Spanish diplomacy. The Ma drid papers say the note is so very friendly and so laudatory of the pres ent home rule policy in Cuba and Porto Rico that there is a general impression in official circles that the relations be tween the two governments have a decidedly reassuring aspect. At the same time the papers of every shade of opinion, including the ministerial or gans, censure very sharply the conduct of the United States government, and are unanimous in saying that all the compliments the United States pays the new Spanish colonial policy can not make a proud nation tolerate the pretension of a foreign government to have- the right to criticise and con demn the conduct of Spanish generals and of the late Spanish government in dealing with the rebellion. They equally resent the American pretension to interfere in the Spanish West Indies, which is so repeatedly claimed in the notes and the presi dential message, and, mure recently, in Secretary Sherman's advocacy of iviii-f for distressed Cubans. The press is most dissatisfied with the Woodford note on account of the arguments used to refute the Spanish complaint* against filibustering. America la charged with Interfering in all the rules and usages of International law in order to suit the aims of its en. croaching policy in th»" West [ndies. It is an open secret that the note has caused surprise and displeasure In official circles, because the government had hoped that President McKinley and Secretary Sherman would refrain from increasing the embarrassments of the situation in Spain in consideration of all the concessions already made to Cuba. The government will dflay replying to the note for several weeks, as th^ United States took nearly two months to reply to the Spanish note. When it does reply Senor Sagasta will rebut the arguments of the note in a friendly but firm tone. The government cannot longer risk the accusation of not beiny in touch with national feeling, which Is getting very weary of American in terference. The Spaniards think the note gives them an excellent opportu nity to reply to criticism which natu rally could not be challenged or no ticed diplomatically when set forth only in the presidential message. The Madrid correspondent of the TWEE.DL.E-D&E fIND TWEEDLEDUM. Special Cable Service to the Pioneer Press. (Copyright, 1897, by James Gordon Bennett.) HAVANA, Dec. 2o.— The Christ mast saturnalia were brought to a close by a serious riot, which was quelled by the police, who used their swords. In afrordance with their custom, the Spanish popula tion gathered last night in the Parque Central to celebrate Christ mas by dancing and singing songs peculiar to the various provinces of Spain. A.most all were armed with knives and clubs, fights being fre quent between groups from different provinces. A large force of po'.lce was present, but there was no in terference with the festivities until about i o'clock, when most of the crowd became frenzied from drink ing, and hostile cries were rais d. "Death to Americans!" "Down with autonomy!" "Down with Blanco!" "Viva YVcyler!" "Viva Los Volun tarios!" were some of the cries. Then the police closed in and a squadron of mounted gendarmes, drawn up In front of the Gr-rman club, charged with drawn sabers. A panic ensued, the mob. in which were many women, fleeing in every direction, but the crowd was hemmed In on all sides by the police, mount ed and afoot, who struck out siv agely with their swords. This con tinued until the mob was thorough ly cowed, many being wounded, and then the police formed a cordon around the square and proceeded to make prisoners of the ring'eaders of the demonstration. Two hundred prisoners were marched to the pre fectura. Among them were many officers of the volunteers. On four of the officers were found bundles of circulars declaring Spain's honor had been compromised by granting autonomy, and calling on all loyal Spaniards to resist to the utmost. Copies or these circulars were found scattered in the streets this morn ing. Says Uncle Sam Is Meddlesome. Dally Mail says: Gen. Woodford'g * note differs greatly from the first ho presented, and contains several state ments that should be refuted. It Is in spired, on the whole, by the sentiments pervading President McKlnley's mes sage. Senor Gullon, the minister of foreign affairs, will reply traversing the points raised. WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.— Secretary of State Sherman was seen tonight re garding a story cabled from Madrid to the effect that the United States had demanded of Spain $5,000,000 Indemnity to American traders for damages sus tained through the rebellion in Cuba, The secretary stated that If any such demand had been made he had not heard of it. Judge Day, assistant secre tary of state, sahij "So far as I know there is absolutely nothing In the story. Seme one may have attempted to foot up all the individual claims that have luen filed, but even on that supposition I should not attempt to say their esti mate was correct," COQIKTTIXG WITH (iEU.MAXS. IliniMi. lliiim,.i<-is the Oflloei-H of One of the Kaiser*! Ship*. HAVANA, Dec. 26.— Tonight Capt. Gen. Blanco gave a baJiquet to the of ficers of the German corvette Stein. Forty guests were present, including th." Spanish admiral, the mayor of Ha vana and other naval and civic au thorities. Congressman William Henry King, of Utah, has arrived here. Cooling Sion oi im Pols. United States Is Said to Be After Ons. LONDON, Dec. 27.— A dispatch from Copenhagen to the Daily Mail the Washington executive has made overtures to Denmark for the salt- of ;t narrow but carefully defined Btretch of land in Northwestern Greenland, where the Americans intend to estab lish naval and coaling stations. LONDON.Dec. 27.— The Dally Chron icle this morning ridicules the notion that England is negotiating for the purchase of the Danish West Indies, It says: Quite apart from the breai h It would make In our relations with the United States, the purchase of more West Indian islands Is the very last thing England would think of." LUCKI M'MTT. Will dot a Bride With n f^0.000.000 Fortune. CHICAGO, Dec. 26.— A special to tin; Times-Herald from Richmond, Indl., Bays: The engagement is annoi. of Miss Margaret Van Courtland < >« den. of New York, and Prank McNutt, of this city. Miss Ogden is said to l»; worth $20,000,000. Tin- wedding is an nounced for Jan. 4. Mr. McNuti was a member of the American legation at Rome under Minister Albert G. Por ter. Froaea Mrut for Bn««lan«. MELBOURNE Der. 26.— The Kovornmcnt of Nfw South Wales is arranging to lupply frozen meat to the Russian aut: Vladivcstock. Associated Press Dispatch to the Globe: HAVANA, Dec. 25.— As is «-usto mary here on Christmas eve, large crowds of Spaniards assr ml>l< d in Central park and indulged in dan< lng, singing and other forms of amusement. A large number of those present, becoming Intoxicated, began to make demonstrations and shout "Viva Weyler," "Viva Es rana," "Viva union constiutional," "Down with autonomy," and other cries. The po'ice were Bumm<>n<d, and, upon their arrival, ordered the crowd to disperse. No attention was paid to their orders, and, the offi cers being reinforced, guards were stationed in ali the avenues In the vicinity of the park. In th while the groups in the park con tinued their shouting and demonstra tion, compelling the cavalry, a de tachment of which had been sum moned to the scene, to charge upon them, saber in hand, and disperse them. Several of the poli' slightly injured by stones thrown by the populace. Eight arrests were made, but no shots were fired.