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VOL. XXI.— NO. 30. BULLETIN OF tt£ ST. PflrUl^ GkOBE SI" N" DAY. JAN. 30, 1808. oalher for Today— Light Snoni Warmer. PAGE 1. on*e Will Kill Teller* Resolution. •:t udltiavian War < load. erlln of Annexation, panlnh Ships Ready to Sail. >' ranttnren Killed In Cold Blood. PAGE 2. 'airy Stndent* on a Trip, tent Wanted for Armories. PAGE 3. •rlr.e* for Poultry Exhibits, tryehnine for a Menosmonte Man. I. A. Manrier Tries Snleide. PAGE 4. Editorial. )o»e Doran Want the Nomination? Two Fires in St. Paul. PAGE 5. I Sla- Parties Go to Alaska. Details of Corona Wreck. Hot Campaign in London. PAGE 6. House Still Talking- Politics. Armor Plant Bids Opened. More of Kaiser's Egotism. PAGE 7. Minneapolis Matters. -cli.iol Teachers Make a Protest. Mutual Gets a License. >«-v\s of the Northwest. Jobbers Get the Cheap Rate. Railway Gossip. PAGE 8. Cyclists Making Centuries. In the Curling Rinks. Day's Sporting Gossip. End of Pittsburg's Cycle Race. PAGE O. Money Flowing Into Banks. Meeting of Federation of Clubs. Secret Societies. Week in Mnsical Circles. PAGE 10. Waters' Certificate Forgery. Disease Like Grip in St. Paul. Banks Pay in Gold. PAGE 11. Onr Senators In China. PAGE 12. Books of the Hour. Love of Pattl and Nicollni. PAGE 13. Business Announcements. PAGE 14. St. Paul Society. PAGE IS. In Woman's World. suburban Society. PAGE 10. Dramatic. Prince Colonna's Romance. PAGE IT. World's Markets Reviewed. Bar Silver. 50 3-4 c. | Cash Wheat in Chicago, Jpl.OS. Wants of the People. PAGE 18. Lost Man's Lane (Story). EVENTS TODAY. Met— The Geeier, 5.15. £\ id. (TIREL-BSS) Grand— Cherry Pickers, 8.15. MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS. NEW YORK— Arrived: New York, South ampton Sailed: Manitoba. London; Rotter dam. Rotterdam; La Champagne. Havre; Campania. Liverpool; Phoenicia, Hamburg: Ethiopia. Glasgow. SOUTHAMPTON*— SaiIed: Paris, New v or k. LIVERPOOL— SaiIed: Lucania, New York. PHILADELPHIA— SaiIed: Belgenland, Liv erpool. HAVRE— Sailed: La Gascogne, New York. GENOA— Arrived: Werra, New York. ANTWERP— SaiIed: Westernland.New York ROTTERDAM— Arrived: Werkendam New York. The jeweler generally has the right ring. The Ohio bribery was on a greenback basis. -^fci , The thermometer hasn't had but one zero mark this whole month. Mr. Corbett hasn't signed articles to fight anybody for nearly a week. Being owned by a cracker maker, the Omaha club should be a cracker ..Jack. An evangelist in New Jersey Is caus ing girls to swoon at his revivals. Lock him up. One can ride from New York to - Tonkers for 5 cents; from New York to Sing Sing for nothing. Three hundred and fifty-seven men. known as the house of representatives, are each drawing $5,000 a year for yell ing "you're another." » Minneapolis and Santiago, Chile, are about the same size. The pockets of the aldermen of the former are some what larger than those of the latter. -^»- Aunt Bettie Dowling, of Indiana, 106 years old, is willing to make affidavit that she was never kissed by a man. What a lot of fun Aunt Bettie has missed. H. Maitland Kersey, in trying to kiss his cook, made a very poor se lection. There are lots of people in Ifew York who wouldn't sue for $5,000 for being kissed. THE SAINT PAUL GLOBE. SHORT SHIFT IN THE HOUSE Prestige of the Senate Silver Victory to Be Counteracted Without Delay. REED RULE THE DEBATE LIMITED TO A SINGLE DAY. When the House Meets The Whole Pro= gramme Will Be Cut and Dried. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.— The deter mination was reached by the leaders in the house of representatives today that the Teller resolution for the pay ment of bonds in silver, passed by the senate last night, should be disposed of by the house on Monday, in order that the attitude of that branch of congress might be placed before the country Immediately. This conclusion was reached after numerous conferences between Speaker Reed, Chairman Dingley, of the ways and means committee; Messrs. Dalzell and Henderson, of the rules committee, and other influential members of the house. Late in the day the resolution, which had come over from the senate, was referred by the speaker to the ways and means committee, and Chairman Dingley at once gave notice of a spe cial meeting of the committee at 10:30 Monday morning. At the same time he notified the Democratic members of the committee what his general pur pose was. substantially as follows: The resolution will be considered by the committee Monday and an adverse report made on it. No amendment or change In the phraseology will be made, but the adverse report will be on the resolution as It stands. This will be submitted to the house when it convenes on Monday, and plans made to dispose of the matter before th<i day's session closes. A^ to the pro cedure on the floor, Mr. Dingley made no prediction, beyond saying that it was proposed to dispose of the sub ject on Monday. This^will doubtless require a special rule as to the debate. (SENSE-ESS; A basis for such a rule was presented today by Mr. Dalzell, a member of the rules committee. In the form of a reso lution providing that the matter be considered Immediately after the re port of the ways and means commit tee. The committee will probably be ready to report by 12 o'clock, so that, under the Dalzell resolution, the de bate would be shortly after noon. It Is probable that before the house as sembles the Dalzell resolution will be so shaped as to fix the hours of de bate and set a time for a vote. The determination to bring the sub ject to an immediate issue gave gen eral satisfaction among the majority members. Some of them had desired to put aside all other business today and vote down the Teller resolution be fore this week closed. Representative Johnson (Ind.) took the lead in urging this movement and secured the assent of most of the Indiana Republicans PERILS OF ANNEXATION CHICAGO. Jan. 29.— At the annual banquet of the Commercial club, which was held tonight at the Auditorium, Prof, yon Hoist, of Chicago university, delivered the principal address of the evening, his subject being "Annexa tion of Hawaii." His remarks, which were greeted with every manifestation of approval, were as follows: The more rabid annexationists take their stand upon the notion, denounced nearly a century ago by Fisher Ames, that in our country popularity "is the test of right and wrong." That the people want annexation, as they allege, settles with them the ques tion. Were the constitution, which saved the nation's life, and Jay's treaty, which saved the republic from being drawn into the vortex of the revolutionary commotions of Europe, popular? The men who dared to take issue with the people and appeal to their sober second thought have earned the people's eternal gratitude by doing so. That maxim is thoroughly un-American. n_ot contending for the democratic principle, but laying the ax to the root of rational democracy, which is discussion. The more the people want annexation the more it is the duty of those who deem it injurious to speak out. For, ex cept the Declaration of Independence, the adoption of the constitution and the slavery issue with its offspring, secession, no more portentous problem has ever confronted the nation. That the dangers with which the measure is fraught do not lie plainly on the surface renders them only the greater. Slow ly working poisons are what nations have to dread the most. But do the people really want annexation? Thus far there is no authentic expression of their will. They let it go by default. They are either quite indifferent or not interested enough to form an opinion of their own, taking it for granted that the annexation fire is merely a lusty bonfire from which no harm can come. The senate, by discussing the treaty with closed doors does its best to keep them in this frame of mind. As to the military side of the question, the first comment to be made is that we are the one nation on earth whose peace is whol ly in its own hands. For the foreign gov ernments are not comnosed of idiots and only if they were idiots could they fail to One Promised That Will Dispose of the Question on Monday. and several other members to the movement in this direction. It was finally concluded, however, to let the resolution go to the ways and means committee, with the direct assurance of Chairman Dingley that the 'issue would be pressed to a conclusion on Monday. WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.— The Re- >^*aO /i/^\ iSJL j| ~jr m *T nr if** HT_jr) * *"^ INSANE ASYLUM (CRANKLESS) publican senators who voted in opposition to their party on the Teller resolution will probably seek an opportunity next week to explain their position at length, and in doing so, they will seek to have the further consideration of the Hawaiian treaty postponed. Very few of them made speeches while the resolution was before the senate, but some of them now feel that there was an effort made to put them in a false position, and that they owe it to themselves to have their position thoroughly understood. While these senators are all favorable to tha treaty, some of them speak quite in differently as to its present fate, and it Is even intimated that they would like to hold It up temporarily, in order to emphasize their antagonism to Sec retary Gage's financial position at the expense of the treaty. This, it is ar gued, would serve to make It clear to the country where they stand. One of the leaders of this coterie said today: "There is no intention even on the part of the warmest friends of th 3 treaty to vote on it for a month yet, and we see no reason for pressing the debate upon it. Hence the Republican bimetalists will antagonize any effort to proceed Immediately with its con sideration. We shall for the present claim all the time of the senate not devoted to the appropriation bills." He said that a resolution would be In troduced and made the basis of finan cial discussion which they intend to start. Prof. Yon Hoist, of Chicago, Dis cusses the Hawaiian Question With out Regard to Jingoism. see that even a successful war would be tc them absolutely barren of advantages. That we might nevertheless be involved in a war is, however, only too true. Would we then be the stronger for having possession of Hawaii? By no means, though It may ap pear so at first sight. C-apt. Mahaa, our leading naval authority, has exploded the naive notion that islands confer by themselves con trol over a body of water. To be of military value we must have an adequate navy, and to be adequate our navy would have to be much larger when Hawaii is ours: for it would have to protect not only our coasts and our shipping, but also Hawaii, which would surely be a principal object of at tack in a war with a first-class naval power. Now we are practically invulnerable. Is it ra tion to acquire without any need a spot at which an enemy can hit us infinitely harder than anywhere else? We would annex not a source of strength, but of weakness. And ir. would be a step that could not be retraced. To make the best of a bad job would be all that was left to us. That we act under compulsion, because some other power— probably either England or Japan — would take the Islands, If we re fused the gift. Is an assertion which is not and cannot be substantiated — as it has never before been substantiated, though the cry has been raised every time we were after some territory. We can at least afford to think high enough of our power, as well as our dignity, not to let the cry "England" have the effect upon us that the red cloth has upon the bull. Ever since 1525 the declara tion of the United States that they wHI not "allow" or "permit" certain territories to be taken by any other power has proved a. suffi cient curb upon the covetousness of the lead ing states of Europe. Does it, then, permit of any doubt that their peremptory "hands off" would now be respected? An even graver consideration than those mentioned thus far is that the annexation of Hawaii would not mean the annexing merely of Hawaii. We would annex temptation, and it is because of this that annexation is so enthusiastically urged upon vs — the tempta tion to annex other outlying territories, and the temptation to pass behind us the warning counsels of Washington in his farewell ad dress and enter upon a new era as to our international policy. Weighty m all these objections are, they SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 30, 1898. dwindle almost Into Insignificance compared with two that have thus far not even been alluded to. In the Declaration of Independ ence the nation has officially baaed its ex istence upon the principle that Governments "derive their just powers from the consent of the governed." If annexation Is effected in the manner proposed, this fundamental principle will be trampeled under foot, the unanimous ratification of tike traaty by the Hawaiian senate notwithstanding; For the overwhelming majority of tbe population has virtually had no voice in instituting this gov ernment: though now the lawful government it actually represents less than 1000 out of about 110.000. Even if the remaining 106 000 were to pray as ardently aa the 4,000 for an nexation, we ought to shut our toor against them, because, according te the unanimous emphatic testimony of the small mlnorttv' P««ing as the Hawaiians. the i0$«00 are ut terly and permanently unfit for self-govern ment, which Is more than the Bfe breath which is the very structural prinetple of this republic. Whether territorial contiguity ought to be considered a sine qua non for annexation may be debatable: that homogeneity in all that is really essential ought to be' deemed indispensable, admits of no question With Hawaii, a foreign body which cannot be as simllated. and. therefore, must cause progress ing festering, would be introduced Into the na tion's life-blood. We would have two hetero geneous basic principles, two heterogeneous sets of institutions, two heterogeneouTsets of ideas, sentiments and practices: and as with two different money standards the base will constantly encroach upon and trrestsf.blv Slch ground from the better. The eclipse of the republic will have set in. For Tnation s vitality Is not to be measured by area wealth and power: it primarily depends on 'the en ergy and momentum of the vital force in the harmouious regulation of all the vita' rune SCRIBES AS HOSTS. Annual Dinner of the Gridiron Clnh WASHINGTON. Jan. 29._ The Grid iron club trave its thirteenth annual dinner tonight, and. as has been the custom in the past, furnished one of the the most unique entertainments of the season. Distinguished guests were ' jS *^Jt_Aß0 R _HSt;" S <==- * Seasop present from all parts of the world, as well as men prominent in public life from all parts of the United States. The large banquet hall was superbly decorated, and the table was a bed of rich and fragrant flowers. The scene was a marvel in its brilliancy, for, add ed to the electric light effects amidst the ferns and evergreens, the colors of the nations represented at the dinner were interspersed. The menu was a souvenir gotten up with special refer ence to the thirteenth' annual dinner and in which tba '-13" was used without regard to its supposed fatal effect. Frank H. Hosford, president of the club, was exceedingly happy in his in troductions of the speakers, and kept the entertaining features moving with usual gridiron vim and excellence. The speeches were short and" witty, in keep- ARANGUREN KILLED IN COLD BLOOD. HAVANA. Jan. 29.— (Via Key West) —The following details of the death of Gen. Nestor Aranguren. who was kill ed on Thursday last, have been receiv ed: Tt appears that the column under Col. Aranjare, who had been operat ing In the neighborhood of Campo Fiorido. captured a negro named Morales, whom they tortured In order to extort from him Information re garding the insurgents. For a long time the prisoner bore the torture and refused to make a statement, but final ly, upon being promised a reward of $500, he agreed to befray Aranguren. Gen. Aranguren, the negro sa*d, was In the habit of visiting the House of a pacifico called CajagaL who lived in the Tapeste heights, between the town of Tapeste and Campo Fiorido, with his family, which consisted of his wife, a grown daughter, of whom Gen. Aran guren was enamored, and several younger children. Col. Aranjare, with three columns, led by himself and Lieu tenant Colonels Arece and Benedicto, the entire force numbering about a thousand, infantry and cavalry, pro ceeded under the guidance of the ne gro "" Morales to the hut, which they surrounded. It was the intention of Col. Aranjare, after assuring himself that all of those whom he wished to secure were In the hut. to fall upon the building and capture the inmates alive, but Lieut. Col. Benedicto, who was formerly sec ond In command to Maj. Fonsdeviela, advised that the inmates be killed, and this was finally decided apon. When the hut had been completely surround ed, a squad of men was ordered to advance cautiously, which the men did, arriving near the t:rt ranee before being seen. A child about eight years of age was playing outside the door way of the building, arid she discover ed the soldiers. Screaming in alarm, j she ran toward the hat to Inform the j inmates of the presence of the Span- ! iards. A volley fr^m the squad i stretched her lifeless on the ground, and then a general flripg was ordered i by the Spanish commander, which re- I suited in the wounding of Aranguren in the leg, killing his servant Fernan dez and mortal'y wounjSing his sweet heart and another woman. Arangur en's sweetheart died from the effects of her wounds while being taken to Campo Fiorido. Aranguren was in bed when the Spaniards arrived and, hearing the alarm given by the child ran out of the a I nitme Affair. Insurgent Version of the Death of the Youthful Cuban General. ing with the occasion. The features were spectacular and brilliant, and a kind peculiar to those dinners. The presence of Charles A. Boynton. super intendent of the Southern division of the Associated Press, and Albert Mil ler, of the Kansas City Star, afforded an occasion for the publication of the pension roll. No names except those of guests were found on this roll, and they were subjected to comments of a witty character to fit each person mentioned. A tribe of Indians in full war dress swooped in and scalped George H. Daniels and George W. Boyd, who have been active in presenting the an ti-scalping bill before congress. The civil service question was settled in a spirited contest, in which Senator Lodge and Representative Grosvenor were personated by athletic young men, the result being that the reformer got the best of the spoilsman. An eloquent tribute was paid to the deceased members of the club, the late Moses P. Handy, Fred D. Mussey. Ja cob J. Noah and George T. Coffin. The features and speeches were interspers ed with solos and songs. STEAMSHIP BOOM. All That Glitters Is Xot Gold Says a Returned Klondlker. TIPTON. Mo.. Jan. 29— The following let ter was received today by Phil Frank from Gus Knoble. who left in company with Capt A. Fiske Gore and John Sponsler, on Aug 6 last, for Klondike: "Seattle. Wash.. Jan. 23. 1598.— 1 walked into bkaguay on the 12th of this month from Dawson Ci:y and had a month in the frczen city, but the frost did not drive me out of there only the lack of work and business. Klondike Is not as good as they make it cut on the outside. It is a railroad and steamship boom, and that is all I can see In it at pres ent. I could not afford to wait for better times, and take chances to walk without any thing while my provisions cost me $530 that would last me unll next May or June so I acid my provtsrloas and came back. Goro and bpcnsler would have come out but they were afraid to tackle the trip, although a' great many will have to do it next summer The nrst mail to Dawscn I met on New Year's 1898. (this style ofwh&^^£^ *** continue f* ts_j^ day, about 3. r ,O miles this side of Dawson. I wish I bad taken your advice. I would have been better off, but the experience I have now is wortt. $500 alone." Srsßlonai Suspended. UMA, via Galveston. Jan. 22.— The Chilean government is reliably informed that Senor Moreno, the Argentine commissioner, has agreed with Chile's representative to sus pend for the summer season their labors re garding the boundary dispute. It is announced upon undoubted authority that the report of the retirement from Chile of the Argentine minister is unfounded. hut only partially dressed, crying- "I am Aranguren" and apparently mean ing that he ought not to be killed His captors seized him ard made a search o< his clothing for documents relating to toe death of Col. Ruiz, which they se cured. They also obtained a verbal declaration from their prisoner on the same subject, and when a bullet was fired through his breast and he fell, but not dying instantly. a bayonet thrust t v rough the head, the weapon entering near the mouth, ending his life. The Spaniards captured a man be lieved to be the dynamiter of Aran guren's band, and two boys. who said they knew the location of the grave of Col. Ruiz. The r-iys. In charge of a Spanish column, have left for the jlac where they say the grave is located. While Aranguren's death is consider ed just vengeance for the execution of Ruiz, the killing of children and women when they could have been taken alive, Is generally condemned. A number of prominent persons at tended the funeral of Gen. Aranguren. who was burled In the private tomb of hi? family. Among those who acted as escort to the body were three generals of the Insurgents In the last war. SPAMSH VERSION. Official Account of the Death of AraiiKuren. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.— Senor Du puy de Lome, the Spanish minister, to day received the following cablegram: The correspondents of certain papers are al ready starting a series of horrors in connec tion with the killing of Nestor Aranguren. Not one of them has been out of Havana, and all they will say ha 3 been manufactured by the rebel agents. The facts are aa follows: A combination of columns that had been opera U*g several days defeated on the 2?7th the band of Aranguren of about 30 men. They capturtd one prisoner, who had a small force as a guide, and the rest of the troops cov ered all the issues of a place called La PI la en El Monte, where Aranguren was in hid ing with his escort. Th« rebels, when dis covered, fired on the troops, which replied, advancing suddenly, dispersing the escort! killing Aranguren and four othors acd rap turing five prisoners, one of them wounded The escort escaped, and with it the mistress of Aranguren. In the place was found a woman wounded, who was not Ren until after the engagement! She was carried in a litter to Campo Fiorido in order to try to save her Dy giving proper attendance. As a proof of the falsehood of the reports about to be circulated there is the fact that five I'isoners have been captured and that none of the dead had a single saber or ma chette cut. The documents captured on the body of Aranguren prove that he was Ruiz'3 assassin. The saddle he used was Ruiz's saddle, and he had two button* of Ruiz's uniform in his pocket, a* already reported. — Congosto. ONLYONE LITTLE WARCLOIID Complication Involving Norway and Sweden Alone Threatens Europe's Peace. OTHER TROUBLES ARE ALL ADJUSTED In the Far East, and the Africa Conflict No Longer Threatens. Pacific Prospect. LONDON, Jan. 29.— After an un usually prolonged period of extreme tension, all signs point to an early im provement, if not a complete solution of the various international politlca! problems agitating the nerves of Great Britain. The foreign and colonial of fices are beginning to see daylight through the darkness which has long been enveloping the far East, West Africa, the upper Nile and India, and, unless signs fail and information from the best informed circles is faulty, the Marquis of Salisbury and Joseph Chamberlain, secretary of state for the colonies, will divide the honors, and Great Britain "ill secure about all she asks. So far as China is concerned, this view, in connection with the speech of Mr. Curzon, the parliamentary sec retary for the foreign office, at Bolton on Tuesday and the reported accept ance of the British loan, is generally regarded as correct. Mr. Curzon fore shadowed the probable success of the loan negotiations, the achievement of Great Britain's purpose in keeping the ports free to the whole world and the maintenance of treaty rights whereby "spheres of influence are rendered im possible." The Russian proposal of a loan on the same terms as Great Brit ain was not taken seriously. It Is un derstood that the czar has not the money .without drawing upon war re serve funds. France is daily showing less inclina tion to burn her fingers In a game in which, even if successful, Russia would be the only gainer, while Ger many appears to have come complete ly around to the British side. Through- (SPOKELESS) out the situation has never been so alarming as sensationalists attempted to paint it. Turning to West Africa, an official of the colonial office informs the As sociated Press that the impossibility of securing witnesses from the west coast earlier is the reason for the delay in the Paris negotiations. Some of the most important witnesses arrived only last week, and they are now in Paris. Thus far all the British demands hav been conceded nominally and "provi sionally." pending the result of the con vention. Mr. Chamberlain is perfectly satisfied that the British claims will be upheld and that the French will be con fined westward of a line prolonged from the present Lagos Dahomey frontier to the Niger and along the right bank of the Niger to Say. In the meantime he does not propose to risk being caught napping by a possible adverse decision of the convention, so he is pushing troops and supplies to the front as rapidly as possible. A new regiment of 2,000 hussars has been enrolled at Ibadin during the last few weeks, and detachments will be sent to the front as soon as the men become efficient. In regard to the upper Nile, the in teresting news which Mr. Curzon drop led on Tuesday to the effect that the tatifif-ations of the treaty betwef n Great Britain and King Menelik of Abyssinia, SPANISH SHIPS READY TO SAIL Fleet of the Dons to Be Mobilized in the Harbor of Havana. CARTHAGENA. Spain, Jan. 29—Th first-class armored cruiser Vizcaya is starting for America. The rest of the Spanish squadron is preparing to sa>l for Havana. The ironclad Cristobal Colon (former Guiseppe Garibaldi II.) will accompany the torpedo flotilla later. MADRID, Jan. 29.— The students made a demonstration today before the offices of the Progreso. They stored the windows, but were eventually driv en away by the police. A demonstra tion which the students are organizing will probably be suppressed. It Is an nounced that the cruiser Vizcaya. which the government has decided to send to the United States, will not be commanded by Capt. Concas y Pulan, but by Capt. Eubate. This change In the command of the Vizcaya is beiiev 1 to have been due to the feeling pro duced by an address delivered in 1896 before the Madrid Geographical society by Capt. Concas y Pulan, who com- manded the caravel Santa Maria, sent over by Spain to the Columbian ex position, giving his impressions of the United Stales in such a manner aa to m i io 10. PRICE FIVE CENTS. After Weeks *of Tension the British Foreign Off ice Again Breathes Freely. bave been exchanged, and that the gov ernment hopes shortly to accredit a di rect representative at the Abyssinian court, has given the greatest satisfac tion as helping to solve the question of the upper Nile. The terms of the treaty will not be divulged until tt la presented to parlia ment, but the hints dropped at the colonial office indicate that the agree ment is based on the principle that frUndly Abyssinia on the upper Nile la preferable to hostile France. Therefore King Menelik will be allowed to gratify his ambitions In the Equatorial Hinter land In a manner not interfering with the Anglo-Egyptian plans. As King Menelik Is a trader as well as a war rior, the agreement also contemplates assistance in opening up the country, and It Is understood the British will acquire the right to traverse Abyssinia. and other advantages which will be come apparent as soon as Khartoum is recaptured. In the meanwhile Henry Cavendish, a distant relative to the Duke of Devon shire. Is preparing to start again for Equatorial Africa, accompanied by Lieut. Andrews, eight British officers' and Mr. Dodson. who was the com panion of Dr. Donaldson Smith, the American explorer. Mr. Cavendish will take with him 400 armed men and a number of rapid fire guns. Hi.-» object point Is the Junction of the White Nile and the Sobat river at Sobat. The pur pose of the expedition. It will readily be seen. Is to cut off the French from reaching Fashoda, which is only a short distance north of Sobat. Possibly Mr. Cavendish may be able to take ad vantage of the new treaty with King Menelik and get a short cut through Abyssinia. While Mr. Cavern! sr.r.ally defraying the cost of the ex pedition, it is known that he has been In frequent communication with the Marquis of Salisbury through the Duke of Devonshire, so It Is safe to say that the expedition is under government aus- The news from Christlanla on Friday last that the committee appointed to draw up proposals for the better regu lation of the relations between Norway and Swtden ha.i been unable to reach an agreement, indicates that the ten sion between Sweden and Norway is fast approaching the snapping point, and It is stated that on the frontier the arming of both parties i 3 rapidly progressing, both sides preparing for war. Joseph Chamberlain, speaking at Birmingham this evening, dwelt upon the efforts of foreign nations to con- (C HA/WLESS) quer great colonial empires with the Intention of converting them Into ex clusive trade preserves from which Great Britain's trade should forever be excluded. This policy, he said, is now hanging over Great Britain like the Bword of Damocles In Went Africa and China. Regarding the latter country, Mr. Chamberlain added he was happy to believe there was a general agree ment of all the great commercial pow ers that Great Britain's policy was a just i-ne. BERLIN, Jan. 29.— The Berliner Tageblatt says It learns that R and England have arrived at an agr».e ment whereby England has consented to drop h^r demand for the opening of Ta-Llen-Wan as a free port, an d sia waives further opposition to British control of the Chinese sea customs. call forth from Hannls Taylor, then the United States minister to Spain, a curt note to the Spanish government demanding an explanation. WASHINGTON*. Jan. 29.— N0 official advices have been received here as yet to confirm the reported Intention vt the Spanish government to send art- [ Spanish warships to Havana. The Spanish legation was Informed some tin-.r ago that the small gunboats novr engaged in patrolling the Cuban would be strengthened soon by the ad - a number of t>>r; and it is this flotilla that is ea sail for Havana as s ion as con: permit. The boats are said to be want ed particularly for .- the Cauto river and in Havana harbor. Tht fr.g of the cruiser Cristobal Colon with the torpedo boats is said to be i sary to their safety, as these craft must have a convoy to com- to th^lr relief In case of severe weather and to help out their coal supply. Even with this assistance it is said the boats will have a risky voyage. MADRID. Jan. 29— It is understood here that the supreme war council will sentence Lieut. Gen. Weyler to two months' imprisonment, but that the government will grant him a pardon.