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r f I ' Y'. ':-cr f A- t Vi 'i t' SAVE TIME ThpallyAsiorfnji;l';V I'.ltHIIIMI AW Hill ...Family Circulation... Much thxn Txara timm Utl A THAT Of ANY OIHMt CAftS IH AjTOBIA. An "Ad M In Tun AtNal4rV "Want Coin." ICXCLUSIVIS TKLICGRAPHIC PRttSS REPORT. VOL. XLV. ASTORIA, ORKTJO.V, THURSDAY MOItWO, DECEMBER 17, 189(5. NO. 2 W flilllllOTsfafieii New To-day. Sucitvn is CIM'CLtM) ft TI10HHE Largest and Finest Lines of Holiday Goods In the City.... Toys, Toy, Toy. Dolla In endlna variety. Iron rut wood wagona; velo cipede wagona; doll carriages. Photo and autograph albums; fin china and Venetian! glaaa war. Christmas and Nw Year cards. l-arg assortment of booka In laical at) la of blndlnga. Call and examine our alork. GRIFFIN & REED CITY BOOK STORE YOUR $ $ J$JJ. CAN BE PLACED TO BETTER ADVANTAGE IN ... AT FOARD & Than NO TRASH pit (iooo. isr.ru AND OimiENTU IREStMS Clarkson & Mcjrvin LONG FIR PILING Promptly Furnished Astoria Asphalt and Roofing Co. x All Work Hoot talntlnu and Kepavtrtnii Lky Moote. ). A KASTAH1CND, OENERAL CONTRACTOR, HOUSE, BRIDGE AND EHARF BU1LDE8 HOUettC MOVKR. Nobm Moving Toala for Hat. ASTORIA ORKOON Emil Schacht ARGHITEGT GEO. NIC0LL. Assistant. orricii Kopp's Hew Brewery B.p.AllLlEH&SOiN Wall Papar, Artlata Matarlalt, PtlnM, Olli. Olut, etc. Jap.n... Matting, Rug and Bamboa Good 36B Ctmmerolal BtreeU F. B. Morgan PASSRNOER AQENT 0. R. & N. Company Columbia River Route !Hi WaMilnqtnn St. Cor. Third Portland, Or. ALLEN'S Cut Rate Ticket Office. ...THEATRICAL BOOKING A SI'ECIALTT... 10 TIIIKII ST., rOUTLAM), OB. A. V. ALLEN, DEALER IN Groceries, Flour, Feed, Provisions, Fruits Vegetables, Crockery, Glass and PiatedWare. Loggers' Supplies. Cor. Tenth and Commercial atraata. Men's Boys' and Youth's CALF and - rnf shnpQ CRACK-PKOOF wun "US Wclt Cork SoIch New Toes Columbia Shoe Co. 523 Commercial St. Holiday Goods STOKES at Any dace In Town Boom Company 216 and 217 Chamber of Commerce Portland. Oregon a nmum S3 (lOMMKH- 1TKKET Guaranteed N. JENSEN and R. O. HANSEN J. B. WYATT, Paaaa Ne. 6S Aaterla, Ortgaa Hardware, Ship Chandlery, Groceries, Provisions, PAINTS and OILS. aeclal Attaatlea Paid ta supplying Ship. SEASIDE SAWMILL. A oomplata atock of lumbar on hand In the rough or dreased. Flooring, rua Uu, oelllng. and all klnda of Hnlih; moulding and ahlnglaa; ala bracket work dona to order. Tarma raaaonabla and prtoea at bedrock. All order promptly attended to. Offlo and yard at mill. H. r. I LOO AN, Prop'r. Beaalda, Oregon. UNION MEAT CO. SHIELD BRAND IjflUlS, BflGOH, IiflHD CONDENSED MEATS GUARANTEED THE BEST ...IN THE MARKET... Cor. 4th and Clisan Sts PORTLAND OREGON AHTOHIA IRON WORKS Coaconly St.. foot of Jacktoe. Anml. General Machinists and Boiler Makesr Laa4 and Marin Englnt. Bollw work, Sttaa boat and Guiniry Work a Specialty. Cartng of All DcrlpHon Md to Ordr o Short Notlc. John Fo....Prealdent and Superintendent A. V. Fox Vlo Pnaldent O. B. Prael ' Beoratarj Pint National Bank, Treaaurer SENSATIONAL DAY IN THE SENATE! Oratorical Display by Vest, Allen, Chandler, Gorman and Other. Tilt: IMM.LLY HILL 14 DEAD Hhcrmun it iik in the Announcement -Cleveland AlUrkrd by Allen A , rlliM'k In th IIuum-. ! - i WaRhliiKton. l,i-mbr Ifl.-Toduy'a i ll wan tru-lr liwit mcfllim but thy M-alon ut lh aotuttu di''i-loi.(l thjwrnt at It llkr mi-n very much In eam iimmI cMtnful aurwl i-xcllliiK drbal that 't-l that Id, th rlty fiUht-m did. Kry rltlirr brain b r ohikthm baa hi-ard In mniihwr on more. In fu:t, Mr. ilrix, a Iimik tlnm. It bmuKbt frard thUir Tlilrd ward'a n' rfiri-anlatlve ir'itt)lx-d tiadt-rn of ttif varloua ir-ait In HI ar-at wben Mayor Taylor tii ami rb-tm-nta, ImJudliiK uch con- i alb.l tt'Onf. Had. wtd fpatun-a wr )lruoua ngurea aa Ktirrman, Krye. Tel- j Ihoni. of Youiik. tiiTKintui and Kt her ler, tiornian, Vral. Aldrli h, I'lait, i nn kau. Thr f'lrmcr ami latter haw Mltrhi-ll, of On-non, Chaiiclkr. Hale, and Allen l:i notable atatetnenta on the jit. and they -lenlnlatm laat tilKht for leading queilna whlfh have eimavrd ; probably the I am time. It wan a touch the ailetitlon of I'MiitrrM and the i'oun- Inn arttie. try of lal. Not only waa th Una laid ! Mr. HerKman mH-nn-d vry murh af down on tarllf and (I nance, but the da- ' fwted. The uuier pitcher la placed on bat part ( i k of all the pnt-up feellna: hla dek, and linn b-n ever alnce Con reaultant from the national conteat. 'romly'a daiiKhter waa married to a It waa dramatic In Ita Intrnalty and 'partner In the concern that founded at all timet abaorMnfly Interentln to i thin hamlet. Kver and anon Mr. Berg the crowded irallerlea and the Intent man irlanced at the pitcher and a look UHjy of aenatora. j of dlnxuat ovetapread hla fturea each I'ollllcaJ dlfTervnria ranieln for a fair j lime. When Youna; la aad he la allent. hare of attention and the namea of j and he didn't nay a doaen worda laat We Kin ley and Xryan were often heard. jnlKht. except to atale that he waa go Cleveland alao came In for attention. ' ln( to "(In up" after the meeting on Allen declared the president waa a lie- January 2. Mr. Young' a heavy heart publl(4in, who n-Jnlced with the Itepub- and aaddened brain forced him to do ll uia over the rvcetit mutual vlntory. ; thla. He la In dead earneat and prom The detMtte cam unexpectedly when jhw-d to take the council reporter! with Vent called up the Allen resolution for him. an Invitation that waa declined consideration of the Ulngiey bill. In or-with thanka (1 don't think), der to make remaxka on It. Veal waa! (me could hear a pin drop when May In hla uaual ca untie vein and hla epeech jor Taylor dropped the gavel and fur a teemed with thoe graceful and catchy I few mlnutea alienee reigned aupreme. phraara for which he Is noted. jThen. nerving hlmarlf to the altuutlon, Chandler pointed out that the oppoal- lion of the president muat be conaldered .minute. F'.ven Auditor Nelson, unual In the iroaHvt of the Dlngley bill, i ly amlllng and rlin ehaven, was sad "He la not my president, although he helped to elect my president," added Chandler. Thla turned Allen'e atten- turn la I'm president and. b apoke blU terly agalnat the ex-cuUe. "The lie- ixibllcan aenntm," Chandler ld. "had he altuatlm. not the tobacco. nu rvaaon to .'car Cleveland's oppoal- j L. Bovntgen and F. Llndstivm aked tlon." . fur liuor llcenaea. They w 111 be grant- "The president lc w ith the Republl- ej next meeting. A (wtltion from Coun rana on gild mononwulllsm." replb-d ty Clerk Dunbar. Inclosing a petition Allen. "I understand he laugha and from Viola Kant, who wanted a reduc-reji.lc-s with the Republicans over tlon of ucrtain taxes, was referred to their mutual victory this fall. The the nays and menns committee. Jenren president of the I'nlted KtaU'a In a lie- ,4 lUru.cn set forth that the city would publican and you would have to put a do well to enter Into a contract with tag on his principle and those of the the firm to build a gravel roof on En Itcpuhllran Mirty to t II them apart." glne House No. 1. and the public prop- Oiilllnger pressed the question as to erty cotnmlttee will Inquire Into the whether the president would sign the 'matter. bill with free silver amendments. "I do not stand near his excellency." answered Allen, "and 1 nnot say what he will do. He has no party. He bad a bare remiuint of a few thousand votes with hint Inst year. I assume he has gone over body and soul to the Republican party." Teller said It. was the duty of the In- Budget, S cents a square for the first coming ailmlnlxtratlon to have an ex- Insertion and 2S cents for each subee tra saslon to lrtllulate n bill and try quent Insertion was the lowest, while to pass It. In conclusion lie declared that he wanted to s-e a return to pros- perlty. He believed It could only be brought about by a decent financlnl system, but If any other system was proposed thnt would stand the test of logic, he would support It. He did not , mean that he would vote for a tariff - bill, ho would reserve the right to de- cldo tha question later. (lortnan criticized the Dlngley bill, j and said It was unjust and unequal. He congratulated the Republicans that not ! once during the campaign hail they ' lowered their colors. They stood by he declaration that their victory would mean the restoration of high duties, i He accepted the result, "but," said he, adresslng the Republican side, "you : have not the Mver to pass a monstros- .matter of courtesy, if not business, to Ity such as this, or the Inclination to. give Parker more time. Mr. Bergman remodel. You will, In trly opinion, have j reiterated his former assertion and call a majority for a protective measure af- ed for Immediate action. Some one ter March i. We will puncture the bill ; moved that Parker be granted the de- you present, but I do not think there will be any desire to obstruct your par- ty measure. The responsibility will be j yours. You know you cannot accom- pllsh anything at this session. The I Dlngley bill will not aulllce. You can- ! not afford to pass It and upturn the business of the country again at the next session; and however, we won't ' permfl'ou to do It." Hill 11 remnineu lor jMiernmn io lor- mally announce that the Dlngley bill ; was dead. He said he could not always j speak for his associates, but In view of ' what had been said on the lloor he felt ; he could safely announce that the Ding- j ley bill could not be passed, and that It was useless to waste further time on It. THE HOUSE. Washington, December 16. The day In the house waa productive of little progress. The army appropriation bill i was under discussion but a deadlock occurred over the proposition for the abandonment of the army and naval howpltal at Hot Springs, Arkansas, and the house adjourned. John Endlcott, of Beverly, Muss., who Is nearly 100 years old, Is said to he the only living eye-witness of the fa mous engagement between the Chesa peake and the Shannon. I CITY FATHERS' IIEAWVI EARTS i When Will We Nine Meet Again? The Ashed Rath Other. THE V,l)l OF WAR 'RAMPANT T'iu- Wife I)rlfd anj Ht Worda Pawed W'lirn th lildIISK on City I'rlnllnK Warn rrt(l red. ; lx-n In th muni II until they look like hla honor called f r tlte reading of the and bewhlnkered and several times he stopied to auppniw hla emotion. City Attorney Curtis was overcome and bor ; ruwvd a piece of chewing tobacco from the Hudget reporter. It waa awful Then there was trouble, flitter tears and smothered sighs gave way to hot ' words and angry glances. It was all over the awarding of the city printing. Welch presented a minority report from ' the ways and means committee. In which he reviewed the bids of the aev : eral paers. That of the Evening J. S. IH-lllnger made the best bid on blank forms; and Welch recommended that the city enter into contracts with Del linger and the Budget. Mr. Parker, another member of the ways and means committee, stated that he did not agree with Welch's report and asked further time In which to report. Young, the third member, never said a word. He 'was still sad. Welch said he was In favor of not granting Parker further time. He said there should be no "spite work " in the matter, and that, as the Budget's bid was the lowest, that paper should have the printing. Bergman dashed a tear drop from his eye. looked again at the water pitcher, and concurred In what Welch sold. McGregor thought It a sired time, and the motion was lost- yeas, McGregor, Thompson, Parker and Slverson; nays. Bergman, Schlebe, Scherneckau, Welch and Young. Parker said he disliked very much to oe forced to make a report before he was ready, but that he would make one nevertheless. In this report he set forth that the three dally papers had entered lnto a combine as to the city printing; i"u i-iu-uiiiBiauuiti evaucnue wiimn his possession, the papers were going to charge a reasonable price for he work. (It might not be amiss to state that the papers charge business men twenty- four times as much for local advertls- jlng as the city, figuring on the contract let List night. A square, twelve lines of nonpareil, Insterted ten times, costs a business man $6.60, while the city wl11 now S"1'1 the 84111,6 apace for 27H 'cents a slight difference1.) Mr. Parker went on to state that the combine fnJl- e(1- through the withdrawing of the Astorian. He said the Astorlan was t the nearest approach to a newspaper In ithe clt'- wlth a bl circulation, and that Its kindly offices In saving the city from great expense by the with drawing from the trust should be re warded and a contract entered Into with It for the city printing at the price of the bid, 8 and 8. He was against awarding the contract to the Budget. 1 1 r fifm.ii wanted to know what the mat'nr waa wlfh the budget, and Par ker replied that It had endeavored to f'rm a combine whereby the newspa pers woul I dictate thir own terms. Welch wanted the Hudgnt to get the printing. He ww glad the combine fulled. tM-caua "I don't want to be clnchl!" "You've changed your mind some what since last year, haven't you?" suggested Parkor. This was unexpect ed, and Welch became agitated. He ad mitted that he had changed hla mind. (It Is asserted that Bergman, Welch and the Budget are all of the same po litical faith.) Welch grew eloquent. In the course of his remarks. In which he used many exclamation points, he said he personally favored the Aatorlan, whwreat swne persons smiled, but that the Budget was entitled to the con tract. Bergman said that the council ha1 no right to "punlnh enemies or fa vor friends." "Who said anything about friends or enemies?" retorted Parker. Finally Welch's minority report waa adopted and the Budget's bid will beta now practically a back number, and accepted. ta the New York yards for recon- The health and police committee re- ported on the contemplated Improve - ment of nrtee acres of Clatsop Ceme- tery. the repi showing that S. Nor- mile haI agreed to do the work for H.700, U, lxtck bidding 15.300. A long discussion on the advisability of Im proving the fifteen acres followed, many seemingly thinking that ten acres would be aufflclent. The report waa recommitted with this suggestion, and when read again provided that but ten acres be cleared. The report was adopt- ed. An ordinance appropriating $441 55 for; the police officer and auditor for dls- counts In their warrants from February to December. 1M( was read first and second times. The following claims were paid: R. Strauss. Ktt; News. SS.tl; J. S. Dellln ger. S38; As tor House, SM.B2: James P-t-ty. S5.S0: Columbia Iron Works. SU.80; Howell Ward, $2.25; Chas. Hellburn, 16.30; Scow Hay Woodyard. $9.00. Several other measures were Intro duced and a few resolutions adopted, after whhh the council adjourned till Saturday. January 2. U97, at 1:30 p. m ,k i, K-i . ..... the Idea being to straighten out the .r ,. . , business of committees-eniwpoaed In part of the three retiring oound.men. n wn.-,., fii.i, ,h. k - n . i, , Z .v. m l' , m V n, U w... be strictly Republican. aw bsm THE SCOUT REWARDED. Havana. December 16. - Captaln - C,en - eral Weyler today presented $100 to the took from the body of Antonio Maeeo ifled 80 that she Is now protected by arrested for complicity In tbe dlsturb the articles by which the Spaniards s- Harveylzed plate. The Maine Is an- ;ances 0f June 8, when six persons were tablished the Identity of the corpse as other battleship that is somewhat be-;killed and flfty wounded by a bomb, being that of the Insurgent chief. The,hln1 tne times. jha8 j,, concluded. The sentences 1m- captain-general, In replying to the mes-' Whatever may be the merits of the posed are kept secret and aay one glv sage of Major Cirujeda, has assured . "new navy" policy, the country must ; Ing them out is to be severely punished, the latter that he will be rewarded for recognize that a place among the great It Is believed that twenty-eight of tbe the "splendid services" which he had naval powers of the w orld is not at- j anarchists have been senteneced to rendered to Spain. A mulatto woman named Francisca Horrorea will be tried by court-martial tomorrow. She Is charged with rebel- llon and Incendiarism. Francisca Is de- scribed as an amazon, and formerly be- longed to Castillo's band of Insurgents, POUT ANGELES RECRUITS. Seattle, December 16. -A special to tne rost-inteiiigencer rrom fort An- gelos says: inevuoanjunianaarepreeeniauve;hlshtr flgure prevai,8 tban tho8e from ln this city w ho has succeeded In re- ' wnk.h the navy now ets lu ,,, crultlng 250 young men for the Cuban army. They are prepared to leave for the Eas.t on receiving transportation. which has been promised by the Junta, It is stated that they will be Joined by several other companies forming on tne Sound. MINER3 ENTOMBED. Red Cliff. Col.. December 16.-An ac - cldent occurred by which six men are believed to have lost their lives this af- j ternoon In a tunnel of the Holy Cross mine, near here. A blast caused a great fall of earth and It Is believed the men are buried under It, though tliey may be simply Imprisoned In which case there Is hope of their rescue. SCHOONER WRECKED. Huma, Mass., December 16. The three masted schooner Ulrica, which left Hlllsboro last Friday for Hoboken, N. J., with a cargo of plaster rock, was wrecked on Nantasket beach Just be fore noon. Captain John Patterson and his crew were rescued In an exhausted condition, after undergoing a terrible experience. MACEO A LIVELY' CORPSE. Key West, Fla December 16. Pas sengers arriving here tonight from Ha vanna report that Antonio Maceo Is alive and well and Is ln the province of Matanzas. The passengers say that all of the festivities that were going on In Havana to celebrate his death have been ordered stopped since it has be come known that he Is alive. NOT IN THE CABINET. Cleveland, December 16. A local pa per says: Senator Sherman will not be a member of the McKinley cabinet. He will, however, be a candidate for re election to the senate. These state ments are made officially. TWO DRY DOCKS FOR TEE PACIFIC The Location I'rged of One Sear San Pranclsco and On the Sound. WHY NOT DECIDE ON ASTORIA The Government Must Have Additional Docking Places for the Rapidly Increasing Navy. Naval authorities, here, says the Washington correspondent of the New Tork Post, are beginning to realize that one important element In the con stantly Increasing expense of our naval establishment Is the discarding of old material made necessary by new Inven tions. The cruiser Chicago, for instance. jone t the vessels of our modern navy. .tructlon. This vessel was completed ; n m3 and became substantially out of date 1890. 8o rapid la the march of improvement In naval construction , ,nat by im Veieis of the same horse ,.. , the Chicago were able to move a knot an hour faster. The ma chinery of the Chicago will now be almost entirely replaced, and by then chnKes It Is hoped to Increase the speed of the vessel at least two knots an hour. The battery Is also being rear. j ranged, and modem mounts supplied, The cost of all these changes will ap proximate roughly one-third of the original cost of tbe vessel. It Is some times asserted that In tras way our !new navy wears Itself out In ten years, shipping. land that ten per cent should be added j Three deaths, due directly or htdlrect ! yearly to the cost of our great war I ly to the storm, have been reported. ' ships on this account. They are James Cully, elevated railroad i Among battleships the loss due to the !emP'oye- the track: Louis march of Improvement Is not less than ! Breeler- tailor- found froxen to dtJl j among crul-rs. The Indiana, which I m hallway on Pell street; Uoriar ! was contracted for m 1890 and put Into lHanno' laborer- ,truck b' P commission on the 20th of November, i vani rai,rod ,raln wtllt' working oa JIM. Is already somewhat behind the the tnw'k wverly, Ji. J. In d- i Alabama. Illinois and Wisconsin. theidU,on to these Wllltam Beckley was battleships contracted for ast October, , , . . The latter vesesla get more speed, carry 1 - , , ' bet ' r "nt T m erally more effective. Beside this, the armoron the Indiana, has been changed;"" "c nal plan, were prepared. 1 tnUn that kU,ed Hnno f- ,The HarVy a I tally Injured Culseppo Callotto. a fel- : Lrt w a ranansav inch neckel-eteei plate as effective as an elghteen-lnch plate of the old steel, j ' When ,hJ improved process came Into J .neraI use- ,he original contract withj Uained without tremendous expense. "The cost of coal Is enormous and ap - ; parently increasing very fast, on ac- ' count of the multiplication of machl- nery for electric lighting, ventilation, distillation of water, flushing the vessel. ) and the other devices which modern j science Is bringing Into use. In time of peace, however, tne cost of coal is ibut trifling compared with what It woM De ln war wllh the onger dis- tances .greater speed .and the necessity of buying coal at poiuts where a much ; Aa usufl., u . nf Al. euattk)n nmv on over ,he mpm. J ive nM,rit8 (f tne battleships and the t cruisers. The distinction Is largely In the mj.,tpr of rall,s,,p armo..r the sides iof the battleship, as well as the deck, i ; l...u.. .,... , i , sltates a sacrifice of speed and coal- carrying capacity, and the result is !that ,,w crulf r 18 of ,sreater us 83 i commerce uwnij er ui w or, tiu 111 tloned in foreign ports. But in actual ' warefare the battleships would be need- I ed, and the advocates of the two forms J of naval vessels divide largely accord- 1 ing to their estimate of the future pol icy of the United States In the matter of peace and war. Another enormous expense which the United States must soon undertake ln order to keep pace with the Increased needs of the navy Is greater docking fa cilities. In the opinion of naval ex perts the government should under take the construction of a plant cost ing $40,000,000 distributed between four points. This expenditure, It Is main tained, will soon be an absolute neces sity If our naval strength Is to be prop erly conserved. The four points which should have these great docking plants and machine shops. In the opinion of students of naval warefare, are Port Royal, Charleston, Mass., and two points on the Pacific coast one near (Continued on Fourth Page.) Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest TJ. S. Govt Report I1W2S ABSOLUTELY PURE UGLY WEATHER INNEW YORK Not Cold, but a Heavy Gale and Snow Does Much Dam.igc. THREE DEATHS IN THE STORM ; The Worst Storm Sines 1388, Although the Temperature waa only 22 De grees Above Zero. New York, December 16. The north west storm which struck this city about 10 last night grow to violence un til, at o'clock this morning a bowling gala of to miles per hour raged. This storm, which cannot be called a bill iard, because lacking In the elements of cold, was tba worst sines 18S8. At daylight five Inches of snow bad fallen and was being whirled about by tbe wind. As the day wore on, the wind abated and the snow fall diminished. At 4 o'clock the sky began to clear anS with night-fall toe wind disappeared, moving on toward New England About eight Inches of a now fell. The lowest temperature reached dur ing the storm was 23 degrees abort zero. Surface and elevated roads and ferries suffered much Inconvenience, but are now running as usual. Fifteen hundred men Mire cleaning the streets and by tomorrow morning the snow will j have been removed. Fair and warmer weather Is predicted for tomorrow. Am ple warning of the approach of tbe storm was given to mariners and prob ably not much damage was done to u,,wu Jersey City. """J -rwnnot rec i fears wa, pi . rouna unconscious in a snow-drift la so badly frozen that he recoVer," a.n George W. If. ANARCHISTS SENTENCED. Barcelona, Spain, December 11 The i Spanish court-martial of the anarchists i ' death and ) servitude. Ofty-nlne others a to pens! I HUNG IN IOWA. Omaha, December 16. A special to tha J Be from Sliver City, Iowa, says: Yes- , twday a report came In that compa- nles were being organized In Omaha or Council Bluffs to be forwarded to Cub and the "tlre town here caught the enthusiasm ana everybody was talking Cuba. About midnight the excitement culminated in the effigy of Captain General Weyler being hung In the heart of the city. YOUNG CRISP ELECTED. Atlanta, December 16. A special elec tion held today In the Third Congres sional District, to fill the vacancy caua- ;ed by the death of Charles F. Crisp, m the of c R Crf i . ,hk . Crisp. In response to a telegram from the Atlanta Journal, today wired that paper: "I am In favor of the recogni tion of the Independence of Cuba by the United States." PERU ON SPAIN. Lima, Peru, December 16. All of the newspapers of Lima, have published ar ticles on the death of Antonio Maceo, ln Cuba, containing a lamentation over his untimely death, and saying that while Spain is doubling her efforts to conquer Cuba, Bhe Is fast losing the little remaining sympathy she has In Europe. THE MARKETS. Liverpool, December 16. Wheat, spot, quiet; demand, poor; No. 2 red spring, 6s I'd; No. 1 California, 7s 3d. Futures December, nominal; May, 7s 8d. Hops at London, Paclflo Coast, (3 5s. Portland. December 16. Wheat, Wal la Walla. 78&80; Valley. 83g84.