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VOL. XXI.— NO. 30.
ZOLA'S NECK IN DANG Eli
DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE NOVELIST
THAT PROMISED A LYNCHING
Ex-President of the Republic on the
Stnuil. but Very Little Drought
Out l)nriii X the Course of His Ex
amination Faris in a Tumult
Over the Development*.
PARIS, Feb. B.— The Zola case today
furnished two sensations, or,- the ap
pearance on the stand of the once presi
dent of the republic, and the other a
demonstration against the defendant,
which for a time promised a lynching.
Zola was surrounded by the crowd
when he emerged from the court room
and was with difficulty rescued by the
police-
But little v.;:.s brought out during the
examination of the former magistrate
of the country, as he declined to an
swer most ■•!* tiie questions put to him.
The trial opened today with scenes
very similar to those of yesterday.
There were cheers for Zola mingled
with hoots and hisses.
The presiding judge, M. Delegorgue,
read a letter from Maj. Count Ester
hazy, in which the latter refused to
testify. Thereupon. M. La Boric, conn-
Bel for M. Zola, insisted that Ester
hazy be brought into court by force.
The court admitted the claims of the
defense and decided that Gen. Mercier,
the former minister of war, and Maj.
Paty de Clam should be resummoned.
The court also decided that the other
witnesses alleged to be ill should be
visited by a doctor and that if found
able to appear, they should be resum
moned.
Mme. Dreyfus was the first witness.
M. La Boric asked her whether she
could say under what circumstances
she was informed by Maj. Paty de
Clam, in 1594, of her husband's arrest?
The judge declined to put the ques
tion.
M. Zola here arose and cried: "I de
eire the same treatment as the as
sassin or the thief. They have always
the right to defend themselves, but I
am deprived of this. I am mocked and
Insulted ln the streets, and the obscene
press drags me in the mud. You sets, \
gentlemen of the jury, the position I
am ln. I wish to have my witnesses
heard, but I am prevented."
"But do you not know the law?" the
Judge asked Zola.
"No, I don't know, and I do not want
to know," was Zola's reply. The scene
caused great excitement among the
spectators.
M. La Boric demanded that the ques
tions be put to the witness. The judge j
answered:
"I will enter your protest if you so ;
desire, but I cannot put questions
which are foreign to the Indictment, |
ln order to arrive at a revision of the
Dreyfus case, which has already been
determined."
In an Uproar.
M. La Boric exclaimed :
"In the presence of obstruction placed :
In our way — "
Cries of "Xo," "yes," and "quite
right."
"I have the honor to ask what i
means we should employ?"
"That does not concern me," an
swered the judge, whereat there was
laughter.
M. La Boric then proposed to submit
a list of Questions, leaving the court to
indicate which of them might be put,
and the session was suspended in or
der to allow the questions to be drawn
up.
During the Interval the noise in the
court loom was deafening. Every one
discussed the case at the top of his or
her voice, with such intensity of ex
citement that the faces of the disput
ants were distorted.
In the meanwhile Mme. Dreyfus re
tired to the witnesses room, where she
was seized with a violent fit of hy»« !
terics.
On the resumption of the session of I
the court, M. La Boric presented a I
statement claiming the right to ask
Mme. Dreyfus certain questions In the j
interest of justice.
The advocate general. M. Van Cassel,
argued that the court could not re
adjudicate facts already decided, and
turning to M. Zola, he exclaimed:
"You say you do not know the law,
and do not want to know It. Well, we
do know the law and will have it re
spected, with the aid of a jury in
which we have the most complete con
fidence."
M. La Boric responded with great
warmth, protesting against the ob
struction of which his client was the
victim.
Finally Zola said he would submit to i
the law* and to justice, adding: "I do
not revolt against the law. as my
words may have implied. What I want,
gentlemen, is that you should end your
hypocritical schemes."
This remark was greeted with shouts
of "bravo, bravo," and murmurs of
dissent. The court then decided
against the defense, saying that no
question not contained in the indict
ment would be allowed.
For the Defense.
M. le Blois. a lawyer and a witness
for the defendant, testified of the In
trigues against Col. Picquart. when the
latter was transferred to Tunis.
M. Scheurer-Kestner, who was next
examined, said he learned last July
that Co!. Picquart had discovered that
the bordereau had not been written by-
Dreyfus, and he submitted Maj. Ester
hazy's handwriting to M. Bertillon.
who agreed that it was In the same
hand as the bordereau. Witness sug
gested to Gen. Gonz that a fresh ex
pert examination be made, but the gen
eral dissuaded him from so doing.
At this stage of the proceedings, M.
Scheurer-Kestner was about to give
the gist of the correspondence between
Gen. Gonz and Col. Picquart. showing
that Gen. Gonz favored reopening
the Dreyfus case, but the presiding
judge ruled that the evidence was in
admissible.
M. Laborie then intervened, saying:
"I ask that these letters be read in
court. M. Zola was aware of the exist
ence of these letters. It is time that
light was thrown into the case."
The judge, however, reiterated that
the letters were inadmissible, as pre
vious notice had not been given.
M. Scheurer-Kestner then sketched
the contents of the letters in which
Col. Picquart wrote that fresh facts
had been discovered which would he j
"eagerly seized upon by the Dreyfu
sians, who would create a great scan
dal."
M. Scheurer-Kestner further said that
he never mentioned the name of
Esterhazy, except to the government,
But, some time later. Mathieu Dreyfus
{brother of Alfred Dreyfus) came to
him and declared that he also had dis
covered that Esterhazy was the author
of the bordereau, whereupon the wit
ness told Mathieu Dreyfus to write to
the minister cf war, which he did, de
nouncing Esterhazy.
There was much stir in court when
It was announced that M. Casimir-Pe
rier, the former president of the French
republic, would be the next witness.
When he was called, the presiding
Judge said: "You swear to speak with
out animus and fear, and to speak the
truth and nothing but the truth — "
Ex-President Examined.
M. Casimlr-Perier at this point in
terrupted the judge, saying: "Pardon
me. I cannot swear to tell the truth,
because I cannot do so. It is my duty
not to tell it."
This statement caused a commotion I
among the audience. The presiding
Judge resumed: "The law compels you.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE
before even speaking or refusing to
testify, to take the oath."
M. Casimlr-Perier then took the oath.
"Can you say," asked M. Laborie, "if,
when j-ou were president, you knew
before his arrest that a staff officer was
suspected of treason, and that charges
had been made against him — "
The presiding judge intervened, say
ing: "You cannot ask that."
M. Eaborie made a formal applica
; tlon, "in the interests of justice," that
j his question be allowed to be put. The
judges, after deliberating on the mat
ter, refused to allow the question.
M. de Castro, a banker, was then ex
; amined. He declared he recognized the
: identity of the handwriting of Maj.
; Esterhazy and that of the writer of
■ the bordereau. The witness revealed
' this discovery to Mathieu Dreyfus, and,
' he added, he had since received a num
; ber of threatening letters.
The court then rose amid great cx
l citement and shouts for and against
-M. Zola.
On leaving the witness box M. Casl
: mir-Perier received a gTeat ovation.
[ There was a big crowd outside the
i lower court, and as the people were
leaving the building a man cried: "Vlv«
', Zola. Down with France." He was
immediately arrested. H
A tremendous rush followed. M. Zola,
j on emerging from the jury door, was
; recognized and obliged to return and
I seek refuge in the robing rooms, the I
doors of which were then locked.
Zola Xearlj Lynched.
The crowd remained outside yelling
! "Conspuez Zola," etc., led by a number
: of young barristers in their robes, who
| roughly handled M. Zola's sympa
: thizers until a detachment of repub
; llcan guards cleared the approaches to
; the court.
M. Zola then emerged, pale and
j trembling, and the moment he appear
' ed on the stairs leading to the court
'■ yard there was an Immense clamor ]
j and shouts of "Down with Zola,"
j "Long live Zola," and "Death to
| Zola," the last cry dominating the
i others. The novelist had difficulty in
i keeping his feet amid the surging
crowd.
In the meanwhile, the police, misun
derstanding their orders, closed th«
gates, and M. Zola thus found himself
Inside the court yard surrounded by a j
howling, threatening mob. The police
were powerless, and. for a moment, It
looked as though he would be lynched
with the friends who formed his" body
guard.
His friends rallied around him and
eventually the gates were re-opened
and the police, having been reinforced,
escorted M. Zola to the street, while
the majority of the mob was confined !
ln the court yard, shrieking threats
against the novelist, who eventually
entered a cab and drove quickly away.
The women in the crowd were es
pecially violent. A man who cheered
for Zola was set ur«'n by a mob, who
hustled him to the St. Michele bridge,
where tht-y tried to throw him into j
the river Seine, but the police were re
inforced in the nick of time and saved
him.
The crowd remaining ln the court !
yard greeted M. Roehefort's exit with j
great cries of "Vive l'armee" and
"Vive la France." They were eventual
ly dispersed.
"BOSS" HANNA REPUDIATED.
Indiana Republicans Will Make
Their Fijiht on the Sound
Money Issue Alone.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Feb. 8. —
Charles L. Hernley, a lawyer of New
Castle, was this afternoon elected
chairman of the Republican state com
mittee for two years. Mr. Hernley an
nounces his platform as follows:
The Republicans of Indiana must no
longer be under the guardianship of an
Ohio boss; the campaign ln Indiana I
must be made on the sound money j
issue; Gen. Harrison will be invited to j
return to the councils of the party and i
will be invited to sound the "keynote"
for the coming campaign.
It is claimed for Chairman Hernley
that he is not the representative of
any candidate for the United States
senate.
FIVE MEN OVER THE FALLS.
Four Members of a Boating; Party
Drowned by nn Oregon
City Accident.
OREGON CITY, Or., Feb. B.— A boat
containing five men went over the falls
today. George Freeman Sr., his sons,
GtK>rge and James, and L. J. Shannon,
were drowned. Harry Freeman held
to the boat and reached shore.
The present high water will probably
prevent recovery of the bodies.
TOOK BROWN'S PICTURE DOWN
Sentiment at Dubn<_ne Changed by
Recent Developments in the
Famous Church Case.
DUBUQUE, 10., Feb. B.— Rev. C. O.
Brown's staunchest friends were In the
Dubuque conference. Recent develop
ments have so changed sentiment that
the trustees of the Dubuque Congrega
tional church have removed Brown's
portrait from the church parlors.
The action has caused a sensation In
church circles.
ABSCONDER LOCATED.
He Was on the Way to tbe Klondike
and Short ?_3,000 in His
Accounts.
CHICAGO. Feb. B.— Edward Hodge
man, the absconding treasurer of the
Chicago Building Trades council, has ;
been located on his way to Klondike.
He was arrested in the remote part
of the Northwest territory. A detec
tive left today to bring tiie man back
to Chicago. Hodgeman's shortage is
said to reach nearly $25,000.
ANOTHER CRUISER IS COMING.
Spain Orders a War Ship to Havana,
Thence to >'e*v York.
MADRID. Feb. B.— The Spanish government
has decided to send the Spanish cruiser Al
mlrante Oquendo to Havan and thence to
New York.
HAVANA. Feb. B.— Gen. Pando arrived here
this morning. Capt. Gfn. Blanco went to
Sagua and probably to Santa Clara.
Gen. Pando met at noon today the editors i
of the local newspapers, and issued instruc- I
tions prohibiting them to write, directly or j
Indirectly, or in an ironical vein, ln " dis- j
paragement of the efforts being made to se
cure peace.
The colonial government, ln recognition of
the visit of the French officers, and in order
to mark the "happy development of the new
regime," will give a grand reception at the
palace on Thursday ln honor of the French
rear admiral.
Frcm Spanish sources it is announced that
the Maria Cristina battalion has been en
gaged at Quintana. this province, with the
Insurgent forces under the command of
Betanccurt, Arango and Sanguilly.
CAWHOT HE CALLED FORGERY.
California Court Decides a Ticket
Case Against the Road.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. ..-The damage
suit Instituted by Peter D. Peterson, against
F. F. O'Connor, general ticket agent of the
Oregon Railway and Navigation company in
this city, resulted in a verdt t ln favor of
the plaintiff.
The suit grew out of Peterson's arrest for
forgery in signing the name of another to a
ticket purchased from a scalper. The court
held that after the ticket had b'-en disposed
of by the party to whom it was Issued, he
ceased to have any right to It and Peterson
could not be guilty of forgery In signing the
former owners name.
WEDNESDAY MORNING— -FEBRUARY 9, 1898.
NO CONFLICT OVER CHINA
SALISBURY'S EXPLANATION OF THE
EASTERN STATUS
Parliament AMemble. and the Pre
mier Oatlinen England's Policy
Capture of Khartoum One of
the Present Possibilities The
Queen's Speech Calls for Money.
LONDON, Feb. B.— The dramatic in
terest of the reassembling of the Brit
ish parliament today centered in the
house of lords, where the speech from
i the throne was attacked by the Liberal
! leader and defended by the premier.
The two houses met first in Joint ses
! sion, and the address was read after
: the usual ceremonies. Without other ,
| action they then adjourned.
On the reassembling of the house of
lords, the new peers were introduced
i and took their seats with the usual cer
! emony.
The house was full, and the galleries
I were crowded with peeresses and the
j daughters of peers. Henry White, sec
retary of the United States embassy, ]
I and Mrs. White and Mrs. James R. j
; Carter, second secretary of the United j
States embassy, were ln the diplomatic
gallery. The Duke of Marlborough and
Lord Dunraven were among the peers
present on the floor. The Prince of
• Wales and the Duke of York were
: present.
After the address in reply to the
speech from the throne had been moved
j and seconded, the Earl of Kirnberly. I
! the opposition leader, replied that lie
i regarded the local government of Ire
land as being one of the most impor
l tant subjects of the queen's speech,
! and, while he regarded the government
\ measure favorably, he was compelled
i to add that the Liberal party remained
j of the opinion that the only way to
permanently satisfy Ireland was by
establishing home rule.
Lord Kirnberly said he thought there
would be considerable unanimity as to
the necessity for immediate relief of
the distress in the West Indies, and he
'■ would withhold any criticism with ref
| erence to the propping of a waning
industry until he saw exactly what the
government's proposals were.
The Earl of Kirnberly mildly criti
cised the government's policy In the
Soudan, West Africa and the far East,
but he said he wished to extract no
embarrassing information. When a
cabinet minister, however, spoke of
! war, he thought It time parliament was
! plainly told what was meant.
Capture of Khartoum.
The Marquis of Salisbury then arose
and leaned his hands upon the table
which separated him from the opposi
tion, began in low, conversational
tones, as if addressing Lord Kirnberly
alone.
The first announcement which pro
voked "hear, hear!" was that before
many motnhs he hoped that their ef
forts in Egypt would result in the cap
ture of Khartoum.
When the premier reached the ques
tion of China, there was a murmur of
expectancy. The pacific assurances
he gave were received with evident ap
proval and relief.
The Marquis of Salisbury said: "I
will not use a word which seems to
grate on the noble earl's ears but I
may say there is no effort which this
country would not make rather than
to lose our treaty rights. At the same
time no one has evinced the slightest
intention of infringing those rights.
Lord Salisbury said the concessions
the government had asked in return for
the Chinese loan were, without excep
tion, directed toward Increasing and
freeing the trade with China, and con
tamed nothing injurious to China her
self.
"Regarding the immediate opening of '
Ta Lien Wan." said his lordship, "the'
Chinese council have Informed us that i
it would embarrass them very much !
For reasons that it Is not necessarvt.^
enter into very closely and for their
own personal comfort and well being I
u ey ,/ xpressed the dcsi '*c that we
should not insist on this proposal.
TV hereupon I replied that the proposal
was not essential, though we thought I
It advantageous; and I suggested as a t
compromise, that the opening of Ta
Lien Wan be deferred until the rail
way reached the port.
China Compromise.
- ," A __ few J da >' s afterward, Sir Claude
Mac Donald reported that the compro
mise was accepted as a condition of
the loan; and since then I have heard
no more about Ta Lien Wan. But I l
am bound to say I am not very much
Interested, as I recently received from
Russia a written assurance that any
port they obtain leave to employ as an
outlet for their commerce will be a
free port for all the commerce of this
country. A free port Is much better
than a treaty port; and, thus, havin«*
ascertained that Ta Lien Won was to
P e . a free port, it interests very little
Indeed to know whether it will be a
treaty port or not.
"I may say that similar assurances
have been made us by the German gov
ernment respecting the territory they
recently occupied. Indeed, the German
government went further and were
more flattering to us, for the German
ambassador told me they had con
cluded that our manner of dealing with
such things was better than theirs and
that in this instance, at any rate, they
intended to Imitate our methods"
Turning to India, Lord Salisbury de
clared that the troubles with" th-
Afndis were not due to the occupa
tion of the Chitral nor to fanaticism
but to terror at the approach of civili
zation. It was only Intended to occupy
such additional posts on the frontier
as competent military authorities deem
absolutely necessary.
The address was "then adopted, after
which the house of lords adjourned
On the resumption of business in the
house of commons this afternoon the
new members took their seats.
On a sessional motion that peers and
lord lieutenants should not Interfere
in elections, the amendment was nega
tived by 319 to 200 votes.
Gen. Balfour, the chief secretary for
Ireland, gave notice that on Thursday
he would Introduce the local govern
ment bill for Ireland.
The queen's speech was then moved
and seconded. Sir William Vernon
Harcourt. the opposition leader said
the government could not complain
that the house and court were de
manding explanations on many mat
ters. When 100.000 men were In arms
in various parts, he added, they could i
not congratulate themselves upon Pax
Britannia.
Mr. Healey. at a meeting of IrN-h
members held after the session, pro- I
posed Edmund Vesey Knox, member
for the city of Londonderry, as chair
man, and Michael Davitt proposed
John Dillon, who was elected by a
vote of 34 to 14.
SPEECH FROM THE THItOWE.
India, the Far East and Colonial
Questions Discussed.
LONDON, Feb. B.— The fourth session
of the fourteenth parliament of Queen
Victoria and the twenty-sixth of the
United Kingdom was opened by com
mission at 2 o'clock this afternoon with
the customary ceremonies. The queen's
speech was as follows:
My Lords and Gentlemen: My rela
tions with the other powers continue
friendly. The negotiations between the «ui
tan of Turkey and the king of Greece have
been brought to a conclusion by the signing
of a treity of peace, under which the terri
torial relations between the two powers
are practically unchanged. The question of
the autonomous government of the Island
ot Cxete has occupied the attention of the
powers. The dlfficclty of arriving at a
unanimous agreemen' on _ome points has
unduly protracted tbe deliberations but
I hope these obstacles will before lon°- be
surmounted. °
Intelligence, which is apparently trust-
W .° rt , h -''\,. vas r « eived <"* the intention of
the khahra to advance against the Egvotian
army in the Souda_i. and I have there
fore given directions that a contingent of
British troops should be dispatched to Ber
ber to the assistants of hia majesty the
khedive.
I have concluded a treaty of friendship
and commerce with his majesty the em
peror of Abyssinia.
The report of the C-.__m_asion I appointed
ln December, 1596, to inquire Into the ~on
dliion of certain of my West Indian colo
n.es, has conclusively established the ex
istence of severe dep.-eeei.n in those
colonies, caused by the heaw fall in the
price vi sugar, which is mainly a*t-:but
able to the reduction !_ the eo_r of produc
tion, and the great i. -crease ln Its extent
, --?*. c « t yea . rs - i B 'i t u the un &" 'been
artificially stimulated by the system of
bounties to producers and man u fact urer_
of beet root sugar, maintained in nianv
European states.
liounty System Evil*.
There are signs ci growing opinion In these
states that this system t_ injurious to the
general Interests of their papulation, and
communications ar^ -v i n progress be
tween my giverumer . :;d the govercments
principally concern.- with a view to a
conference on the s Mjeet whl.'h I fust
may result In an a&lttltn. of the boun
ties. In the mea.itlriv measures will be
proposed to you for the relief of the Im
mediate neces-ltie. of the W.sc Irdian
colonies, for encuurs^ng „ther induces
and for assisting th- <* engaged in <ugar
cultivation to tide over the pres.nt crsi^
On the northwestern borders of my In
dian empire an org_ai_ed outbreak of
fan-tttetsm. which spread In the sum
mer along the front; ... Induced many of
»C;llA\D OLD MAX OF THE COAST" IS INSANE.
Adolph Sutro, 'FrixcK'- Famous Ex-Mayor.
m^''- _^____m^_iW
SAX FRANCISCO, Feb. B.— Adolph Sutro,
the famous former m_.yor. was today ad-
Judged Insane by Jucrge Belcher, and hl3
daughter, Dr. Emma Sutro-Merritt, waa ap
pointed guardian cf his person and of the
great Sutro estate, Her bond was fixed at
$100,000, and her two brothers and her sls-ter
became sun-ties. Mr. Sutro Is eighty years
old. and the weight of his years has weak
ened his mind. The i>e(ition on which the
court issued Us order was made by Col.
Fisher, the manager of the Sutro estate.
Few men ln America have had lives so
picturesque as that of *he "grand eld man of
the coast." He was b >rn of Jewish parents
at Aix-la-Chapel3e, ar.d came to California
early ln the '50s. He s built up a fortune,
the jirtnoipal factors ln which were the
great Comstack lode f.nd the Sutro tunnel,
from which he cleared P,Q00,000, wh.ch he
promptly Invested In Kan Francisco real es
tate. The Sutro property takes in the enti:e
ocean front and morv than 2.000 acres of
suburban land lying between the ocean and
the Improved city lands.
Much of the prorer-y he bought he pre
sented to the city, and also gave sites to
various Institutions, charitable and educa
tior-ai. He recently rebuilt the Cliff h.u?e.
a superb roadhousi r.. the ocan blurT, and
the Sutro baths, finished two years ago, are
unrivaled in all the world. Historians say
these bath.3 have br-rn p-jualed for gorgeous
rtess and comfort o.ily by the baths of Nero.
A finished architect .n<_ engineer, he him
self designed the great hotel on Sutro
the tribes to bn>a:t th*>!r engagements
with my government, to attack the mili
tary posts in their . i-inity. and cv. _ to
Invade the settled district of my terri
tory. I was compelled to send expedi
tions against the offending tribes for the
punishment cf the outrages, and to In
sure peace ln the future. A portion of the
Afrldi tribes have not yet accepted the
terms offered them, but elsewhere the
operations have be> n brought to a very
successful close. The courage and en
durance exhibited by my troops, British
and native, have overcome almost in
superable difficulties in the country ln
which they were operating, but I have
to deplore the lOM of many valuable
lives, both amongst my own troops and
those whose service- were voluntarily
and loyally placed a: my disposal by the
Dative princes of my Indian empire.
I rejoice in the fact that there la reason
to anticipate a prosperouß year both for
agriculture and eon..nerce, throughout In
dia.
Geni.ien.en cf the H^use of Commons: The
estimates which will be laid before you
have been framed v'th the utmost desire
for economy, but. ir: iew of the enormous
armam'nts now maintained by other na
tions, the duty of t>- vlfflng for tne defense
of the empire mvob ia an expenditure be
yond former precedents.
KANSAS PA* Iv'lC PAYMENT.
Government ClJ»«m Will Prolmlily
Be Settled Without Foreeloxnre.
"WASHINGTON, Feh. B.— There seems to
be a probability thtt the negotiations now
pending between the government and the
Union Pacific reorganization committee will
result in a settlement of the government's
claim against the Ka;.sJ3 Pacific without the
necessity of a foreclosure sale.
Up to yesterday tbe best offer made by the
committee for the g- vernment's Interest In
the n>ad was $2,f.00.>~.>. and upon this being
declined another prop sition was made on a
basis cf 14.500.fti0. Which also was declined.
The government Is fixed In its purpose not
to aoc<--pt less than $6.-03,000. the principal of
the debt, as the Bffereaee between this
amount and the offei already made is only
$1,808,-00, it is believ< d tt__t before the time
arrives for makir.g tie motion for leave to
pay off the first mortgage and for a post
ponement of the sale, the full amount will
have been offered anti accepted.
CITIES SEIZE!".- HY JOHN BILL.
Eiigll*h Take _»<>»««slon ot Two
Places In tiie Borgu Conntry.
LAGOS, V.'est Coast of Africa, Feb. B.— The
British troops thave occupied Beregouren and
Bashoro, ln the BorK-'-. country.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. S.— Acording to
trustworthy lnteliiger.ee. China has finally
abandoned the Idea of raising a loan In Lon
don or elsewhere.
•.Out Affef Wanted.
WASHINGTON. Fe". B.— A delegation rep
resenting the distilling and wholesale liqucr
interests of the coun'.iy appeared before the
ways and means ccinmittee today to urge
an amendment of the internal revenue daw 3
so that "out age" shall be allowed on liquor
held in bond beyond four years.
MASON DEFIES THE DON
ANOTHER FIERCE OUTBREAK OF JIN
GOISTIC SPIRIT
Three Radical Cuban Resolutions
Offered, lliin_in_ From Recogni
tion of Belligerency to a Positive
Demand That Spain Must End the
"War at Once.
Washington Bureau St. Paul Globe, )
Corcoran Building. j
Special to The St. Paul Globe.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Feb. B.—Ex
treme caution Is the policy of the ad- '.
ministration on the latest phases of
the Cuban situation. It la known to a
certainty that Spain's reply, Just re- !
ceived at the state department, Is not
only bellicose, but belligerent.
The president, It is stated on high I
authority, cautioned every member of !
the cabinet, after the meeting today, j
to treat the latest advices from Mln- ,
lster Woodford with Indifference when
ever senators or members of congress
seek information as to what is being
done.
Senator Billy Mason was checked to
day by Hale, of Maine, the ultra-con- i
servative advocate of the admlnistra
tion policy in the senate.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, Feb. B.— Three prop- i
ositions, differing materially as to
Heights, and he also designed the bathing ■
house into whose pools flow directly the
waters of the Pacific. The ocean rolls Its '
tremendous breakers over the edge of a huge I
basin blasted out of the solid rock, and is I
led by tunnels and drains Into the bathing j
pools, where it Is kept constantly fresh a;.d
warm. The water Is returned to the ocean
several feet from the intake, and by this
clr-u_-tl.n the pools are maintained In a
perfectly clean condition. The principal tank
of the baths Is 275 feet long and 150 feet
wide.
Connected with the baths Is a free mu
st- urn. ln which rare plants, pictures, ancient
books and photographic views of the world
are exposed to the public. The grounds of
th» Cliff house make up a beautiful park,
which is one or the sights of the city. From
Sutro Heights are seen the famous "seal
rocks," black with the Interesting animal
of the North at play In their free and native
element. The baths accommodate 5,000 peo
ple, and 15, u." more may ramble along the
beautiful parades under the grand roof.
Mr. Sutro expended his wealth judiciously,
and seldom put much of It to his private
us»<=. His magdtficent library of 250.000 vol
umes, containing books that are pr*.-lous and
rare, besides many real curiosities of the art
of printing, will be given to the city, and
was collected by Mr. Sutro for that purpose.
His life has been useful to his fellow men,
and his name, stamped upon the city In in
delible philanthropies, will not be forgotten
so long a« the metropolis of the coast shall
sit upon her stateiy hills.
methods, were presented to the senate
today for the relief of the Cuban In
surgents.
Mr. Allen (Neb.) offered, as an
amendment to the diplomatic and con
sular appropriation bill, a resolution
recognizing the belligerency of the in
surgents, and said that he hoped thus
to afford the senate an opportunity to
vote on that proposition.
Mr. Cannon (Utah) offered a resolu
tion urging the president to notify the
kingdom of Spain that, if It did
not recognize the Independence of the
Cuban republic before March 4. IS.B,
the Cnited States would recognize the
belligerency of the Cubans and within
ninety days thereafter would assert
the independence of the Cuban repub
lic.
War Most t'eaae.
Mr. Mason ail.) followed with a reso
lution requesting the president to noti
fy Spain that the Cuban war must
cease at once and declaring the inten
tion of the United States to restore and
maintain peace on the Island of Cuba. 1
Both Mr. Cannon and Mr. Mason
gave notice of their Intention to speak
upon their resolutions tomorrow.
The right of Hon. Henry W. Corbett
to a seat in the senate from Oregon
occupied the senate's attention for two
hours, Senator Chandler speaking in
Favor of seating the claimant. The re
mainder of the afternoon was spent ln
executive session.
Mr. Mason's resolution, which Is re
garded as the most Important of the
three offered. Is accompanied by a
lengthy preamble, ln part as follows:
The people of the United States do rot
BeeS to acquire title to Cuba, nor do they
s^tk to gain advantage in any way. dir. •'
--1> or Indirectly, of any nation, by reason
of this barbarism called war. They do not
cimplain of our loss of trade with Cuba,
and have patiently borne the assault on the
htalth of the people by the fllrh of Spanish
in!* 1 in Cuba. They seek no redress for
loss of business, or hearth, or money.
They have patiently waited, not wishing to
interfere with the affairs of other nations,
until the stench on our very borders has
passed endurance, and the barbarous situ
ation in Cuba has become a stain upon our
continent, and a blot upon our Christian
civilizati- n.
The people of the United Sates, demand
ing no personal profit, having no fear and
Mi king no favor, clear and conscious as to
the justice of our position, do in the pres
ence of thf civi.ized nations of the worid,
and in the name of justice and liberty, de
mand that the so-called war in Cuba must
cease.
Corbett Cane.
In accordance with notice previous
ly given, Mr. Chandler called up the
resolution In regard to the Corbett
case, and made a speech in favor of
seating the claimant as a senator from
Oregon.
Mr. Chandler submitted. In opening
his argument ln opposition to the pro
posed resolution, a supplementary
statement from Mr. Corbett himself in
PRICE TWO CENTS— °n Train. _
The Globe's Bnlletin
WEDNESDAY. PEBRUARY 9, IS9S.
Snow, Colder — See Page 4, Col. 1.
Page 1.
Zola Narrowly Escapes a Mob.
No Conflict Expected Over China.
Ex-Gov. Boies' Currency Plan.
Senator Mason Defies the Spanish.
Pane '_.
Excitement in the Clewett Case.
Mayor Will Sign Street Ry. Ordinance.
Fight Over a Little Girl.
Humane Society Elects Officers.
The Fire Board Undecided.
Annual Report of Soldiers' Home.
Page 3.
Sports.
Comiskey Sizes Up His Team.
Yon Der Ahe Out on Bail.
Today's Meeting of the L. A. W.
San Juan Bombarded.
Grable Makes His First Defense.
Pane 4.
Editorial.
Klondike.
Germany's Foreign Policy.
Pettigrew Oppcses Hawaiian Admission
Paste 5.
News of the Northwest.
Specials From Surrounding Cities.
Clough Causes a Capital City Stir.
Pace O.
Stocks "Weak and Lower.
Bar Silver, 56t_c.
Cash Wheat in Chicago, 9Sc.
Page 7.
Twin City Topics.
Attempt to Sell Tuberculous Cattle.
Love Laughs at Locksmiths.
Wants of the People.
Page S.
Ma_>s Meeting on Municipal Ownership.
Many South Dakotans In Town.
The Discharge of Capt. Walsh.
TO-DAY.
Metropolitan— '■ The Geisha." 2:3>">. 8:15 p. m.
Grand— "Two Little Vagrants." 2:3 i*. g : _5 p. m.
Market Hall— Poultry Show, Day and Evening.
ATLANTIC LINERS.
" >
NEW YORK— Arrived: Bovic, Liverpool;
Mississippi, London. Kormannla, Naples; Mo-,
hawk, London. Saiied: Havel, L:
Georgie. Liverpool.
ROTTERDAM -Arrived: Rotterdam Kew
York.
LIVERPOOL— SaiIed: Cephalonia, B
LONDON— Arrived: Kensington, Philadel- i
phia.
ANTWERP — Arrived: Noerdland,
York.
PHILADELPHIA— Arrived: Vlctorla.Shh Ids.
MALAGA— Arri.ed: August Vict :.... New
York.

which he discussed some points of the
case and denned his personal \- sition.
At the conclusion of Mr. Chandler's j
remarks, the senate, on motion of Mr.
Davis, chairman of the foreign rela
tions committee, went Into executive
session, and at 5:20 p. m. adjourned.
DEPART .IK ST IX IGNORANCE.
I)im-i Not Know the < ontcutN of
Spaln'H Latent Note.
"WASHINGTON, Feb. B.— lt is said at the
state department that all aUeng I
the nature of the Spanish reply t" Minister
Woodford's note of last
far as correspondent* on this side of tl
lantlc are .. .:.; '.rned, are puretj
and must be so of necessity for
that up to this time the department
does not know the substance of the reply.
This dispc.es of the stories that ha
peared to the effect that the sdmlnlsti
has been deeply stirred l>y esblegranu from
Mr. Woodford relative to the Spanish aaswi .-.
- Dupuy de Lome, the Spanish i
ter, called at the state devartnitnt today and j
spent some time in consultation with Mr.
Kasson. the spe l.'i | • ry, talking )
over the proposed reciprocity treaties to be i
arranged between the United States and
Spain. It Is said that the projrre.ti v.
tar Is encouraging to both parties.
SENDING SOLDIERS TO ALASKA
Tito Troop* Ordered to the Nen (.old
Field to Keep Lawlessness In
Cheek.
WASHINGTON, Feb. B.— At the cabi
net meeting today It was decided to
send two companies ( .f troops to Dyea
and Skaguay, Alaska, Immediately, for
the purpose of preserving order and
protecting life and prop
Advices to the government state that
the ru_h to the gold fields has attract
ed hundreds of the lawless element, and
that troops are necessary at on
prevent trouble.
In accordance with the cabinet d< -
clsion to take steps to protect life and
property at the Alaska Beaports, the
war department this afternoon for
warded Instructions to < '.•■ri. Merriam
at Vancouver, to make arrangements
to send two companies of the Four
teenth infantry to Dyea and I
panles of the same regiment to Ska
guay, Alaska, prepared to stay at least
through the coming summer season.
OTTAWA. Ont., Feb. B.— There ap
pears to have been a misunderstanding
relative to United States troops accom
panying the Yukon relief expedition
over the Canadian border.
In rei>ly to a query in the house of
commons on the subject, H'>n. Clifford
Siftim, minister of th>- Interior. Baid:
"The question of the accompanying of
this expedition by Fnited Stat-s tl
has been the subject of negotiations
between the two governments. United
States troops under arms will not ac
company the expedition over the Cana
dian territory. The question of wheth
er Fnited States troops shall be allow
ed to be sent over Canadian territory.
not under arms, for the purpose of
more expeditiously reaching American
territory. Is now under considerat
OHIO CAPITOL TO BE RAISED.
<liieii-.il Man Ready to Lift the Mas
sive Strneture and Insert
a New Story.
COLUMBUS, 0.. Feb. . .— H. Shi
of Chicago, has mad a |
lift the massive capitol of Ohio and
place another story under the struc
ture. Mr. Sheeier says he will a<
plish this remarkable feat for $3 I
and Senator Miller, of Licking county,
has promised to Introduce a bill to
provide the funds for the undertaking.
Th- present capitol l« Inadequate to
the needs of the various state depart
ments and the previous legislature pro
vided for the remodeling of the struc
ture. Plans have been adopted to this
end, but the great expense that would
be entailed has aroused opposition to
the plans.
The Ohio capitol is built of native
limestone and is one of the most mas
sive buildings In the country and cov
ers more than two acres. It Is esti
mated that there are many hundred
thousand tons of .stone in the struc
ture. Mr. Sheeier proposes to raise
this immense structure without dis
turbing a single occupant of the build
ing. He would cut off the building at
the basement and raise It with screws.
This work alone would require a forest
of timber, thousands of screws and the
labor of a thousand men for three
weeks. The entire work of complet
ing the structure would occupy about
three months.
Mr. Sheeler's plans propose remodel
ing the dome and putting in elevators
and all modern conveniences.
BOIES' CUBRENCY PLAN
EX-GOVERNOR OF IOWA OFFERS A
SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM
Lc B al Tender Certificates in Dollars,
at the Hlklwm Market Price, to
Be Delivered to Oepo-i.or* ot
Silver or Uuld Bullion the « .n
--tral Idea of the IMan.
FAIRFIELD, lc. Feb. 8.-Ex-Gov
522___* ,a 5 c an mM *
i-st;,n here tonight It was his Hrst
utterance on th - . . _ since the pub
n'^s",,^ the widel * quoted I
m which he denied the sacred v
able nature of party platforms
and insisted that the battle tor free
coinage ot silver at the ratio of 16 to
l having been fought, under the most
favorable circumstances and the de
mand defeated a: the polls, the Demo
cratic party should aba]
cial plank or" 189. and endeavor to rally
on new ground.
His speech tonight embodied a plan
ror a redeemable government cun
upon which he thinks all Democrats
l t ' u \ able to a eree. In part he
h a l n _- PSS .,*i hi t ! \? n " th, * r d '"" , ado the national
banks will hold the purse-strings of this
government, And !n thp ."nited States will
*££*,* A*° v Z r befor,? wh; " h drones have
crumbled and republics tv „ rr _.
or they will be upon the high road to fina
rfan eItll ? ctlo °- » the latter
plan will have been discovered for tho
preservation of a nation's paper currency
excluding all others, mfflclent ta volume to
constitute a just measure of vata-S. and
answer all the requirements of business"
susceptible of ex, an,:,., or ... :i .... :-n ti
™„ t ;I C, ' M K tll f °' *s»»e«inent snd
require; absolutely sound ln every part and
nii^'f" l^ an t S0 KUarJ -'l by law that
It will be invulnerable to attack from ene
mies without or within
No one metal Is sufficient for the basis of
To endure. It must have
Its root In the constltuUon, with gold and
_h«\ nn S 'L* nt " rWOV,Q and weM «l It
tiiat no power on tarth can I _n ar _
or make one the .uperto. rf tl
f x',*n_ d „.H 0t r * ~ ,(? *>»«r of our
"wttag national currency or change It in
h-Sfta^Sf '"° maK ° 1£ •"e.le.T.a
ole in the same way
t JX/ln'M Chn!: * " lhat hns **** - 5 ' 1 much.
übl , n the past can be rendered harm
line, % farth!;
single dollar of our , „„%*
V JJ^" I" "dl the bus
and mine., employing hu.
Ssn4 0t .m r «
for th .' r:USh ln Bbl:
--for the soundest an,!
that man has ever known.
We have now ta tbe treasury of the
United States th "•
:n V r "* tha: rth of " -
• » an Idle .
hep there for •
paper currency.
Solvent institution.
We have outstanding in United state-.
notes . little less thaS i. - _T_
treasury notes in or
nearly j. ..
£rU_
■-■ dollsr of whi.-h is now
Dg national currency
ss Is
-■■ ••• hrely solvent I
» , , J**
n b.nk ran b<
&?_*? <*V , ' ul \« l *'* ; ' «ntlK,Ut tH
tah-d .p * ooula b*
curre, • ,\' " : that a n '
urr ' upon it would be a
ways remain a sound currency. TU
easirj be .
£n"r B b >' lh *~*
can release for other purposes f: ■ ■ I
Its present idle gold reserve.
How?
Let congress provide that for the re
demption of existing United States snd
treasury note* there .hail bo mac •
n the treasury a reserve oi 26 per cent of
the aggregate fa •
standing, one ball
market value, and one half ln goM at the
same value. That three days' ff .-a.'.. ___
be al.vwed for their redei
mand. and d««p,>slt In the treasury for
purpose. That they thai] be redeei
gold or silver at the gorernmi i
irket price
BU< * ' cr in coin of i I
at the g,
manded, and shall thereupon be re
a. at present provided. That on
redemption the treasurer shall purcha
the or. en market a qu . , iaa l
to that required tar the red - notes
d> p. st- !.
We would th< n have a r for that
purpose that could neith-r !••■ Increased n>,r
diminished. Not ss >; r 0 f
expense would be Incurred by the govern
ment, and its existing I : and
iry notes would be as sound as any
made. No
raid u["n the tr asury would ever •
Tic endless chain would then unload iri
the treasury Just as many cum
as it carried away and n< Ither I
nor Indivduals i ould
We have this currency. It suppll i every
wart: answers every pur- money
possibly do. Why Bbould we surrender
it. and lead tbe nation with an tai
bearing debt of $500,000.1 r •
farthing of which must be wrung from the
toilers of the lund?
What next?
Let congress further provide that up n
the re« • Ipt ■ .' • Ith< r gojd
at the treasury, there shall be I
person depositing it ac ertiflcati
In dollars the highest market price of the
same on the day of deposit In the Kreut
markets of the world. redeemable
on demand. subject to thret
grace after deposit for that pur
pose In gold or s!lv<r. at the
ernment'a option at the Fane- vaiu
and make It the duty <:"
within the three iiays. allowed for red
tion. to purcbai
quantity of bullion equal to that rec.
for redemption.
Make ti. atea (not the bullion
they represent), a legal b i
of all data and private, ur.)
vl.Je for t_H
and then a
and silver stream, that Biters tl
m the open mar
world, and into our own national
ury.
Who would dispute tl
a currency?
Every cent of flat, that walking .
tha- fright* ns th
squeezed out of It. Every dol
to Its full face value, by g
■ '. In tbe
■1 by the pHght< 1 faith i I
jrnat republic, 'hat l
Ft shall always be redeemed with

Put a puny be
ar:_ annot be
lablllay of Its stock!
its 100 per cent of national bonds tiiat
bankers are alv.
I
of the two would be m und :•
which would not U.- money so .
sound.
We have this money. An Infli
II upon ua
loaded with it. We
men eager for work thai
fed ln digging it out. W
try to. or;. why
should we help . wn? Bring
e-ut t:.
ury. nii*k.
h.jld fait to every <,-.
and what will tallow? In a I

be the moi I
f*>r it would have under
of the precious metals, more - I
Of war. than any other can :
L< t a n» ■ •
currency arise, could we mi
Increase it four-fold, and still b
It a reserve In g
reserve our banks have ever _•
to carry.
Who should object to such a
Certainly not a
such a system »•• could promptly tai
that would come and utilize in a day. If
necessary, ten tinus as much as our mints
could coin In a year. It It n
public demands. have
turned out mop • r dol
!:r^ Leas than 60.001 000 of thes bj la
actual circulation. The remainder lie bur
the treasury, nearly all ..f them rep
resented by paper cert-flcates ta
as money.
One thing mere and our nation j! -u
would be complete. P
stiver coinage and si: ts we
have them now and let tt. | Nt In
crease their volume as th ties of
the people require. They are the mo:
the masses. Let them remain sui h. Cl<x_r
the Held they should occupy of everything
els*-, ('all ln and camei every otber note
and coin of a denomination less than 110,
and fill their plae_s with these up to the
limit requlr-d for everyday transactions cf
the great body of our peupls.

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