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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY HORNItfG- , MARCH 25 , 1890 , SINGLE COPY FLVR CENTS. BUTCHERED THEIR OWN MEN Spanish Soldiers Tight Each Other b ; Mistake , ONE HUNDRED KILLED AND WOUNDED Met In a Cnnc Pipit ! AVIiore Tin Oppor tunity AVn OITprptl for AMCCT- tnliilnic thp Truth for Sonic Time. ( Copyright , " " ! . l > y PrcM I'ubllnhlng Company. ) HAVANA , Cuba , March 24. ( Now York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) An other terrible encounter has occurred be tween the Sptnlsh columns , resulting In 104 Boldlorn being killed and wounded. Colonel Holguln , with a small force , left the city of Santa Clara on the morning of March 10 to move past Espcranza to the Santa Rosa sugar estate , about half way be tween Efperanza and Ranchuclo , These two towns are on the line of the railway from Santa Clara to Cruces nnd Clcnfuegos. Whllo on the bonier of a field of tall sugarcane cano the mounted volunteers at the head of the column came suddenly on rome Irregular cavalry , the advance ot a column commanded by General Godoy , consisting of the battal ions of Znragoza , Barbastro and San Marclal. The advance on cither tilde could discern only the heads of the others over cano tope , and each mistook the other for rebels , who wcro known to have been In the vicinity the pro- vlous oven Ing. Both sides opened fire. The cavalry fell back Into line , and General Godoy's Infantry swept forward through the cano field , pouring volleys from their Mauser rifles as they ad vanced. Colonel Holguln'a fe * try mndo n furlouo charge In the direction of the ad vancing Infantry of Godoy. The officers In the rear encouraged their men , and all de tails of on Infantry charge wcro carried out. When the mistake was discovered and the carnage wns stopped It was found that seven teen toldlors were dead and eighty-seven. In cluding five ofllccri1 , wounded , some mortally. An Infantryman of Holguln's column found the dead body of hla brother among Godoy's troop. The wounded were conveyed to the hospital at Santa Clara , where the citizens nnd all the medical men of the city did everything possible for them , Colonel Holguln's column continued Its march , while General Godoy proceeded to Clenfucgos. In no meeting with rebels slnco the war began has anything like such Infantry fightIng - Ing occurred. Intelligence of the catastrophe came to Havana two clayo ago by mall via Clcnfuegos. Telegraphic communication being Interrupted , General AVeyler received no offi cial report until last night. The censor wns forbidden to allow news to be cabled. " Gen eral Woylcr wlshol to cable the accurate de tails to Spain before unofficial news reached there In order to prevent undue alarm ani ] td send the names of the dead ami wounded. HOME RULE PARTY SATISFIED. I can ntnte authoritatively that the autono mist homo rule party will take part In the elections next month for members ot the Spanlsth Parliament. H has been the Inten tion of the party leaders not to attempt to contest for noats for the Cortes ? , but recently It wna decided that the party should maintain Its organization nnd assume a bold frcut. Captain General Weyler sent for Senor Calves today and guaranteed him all the nld he couU afford. Galves nnd Rafael Montoro are the leaders of the homo rulers. Montoro has been for a long time a homo rule deputy In the Cortes , an has also been hla associate , Senor del Monte , editor of El Pals. This action Is regarded as important. Havana Is entitled to thirty-six senators and deputies hi the Spanish Parliament , a much larger proportion than the people of the United States ) have In the house of representatives. The capluro of arms nsar Cardenas appears to have been more extensive than nt firi't ' re. ported. There Is no definite news of the Ber muda expedition. I hear that the expedition landed near Marie , In Plnar del Rio. An other la reported ashore near Baracon , nt the eastern end of Santiago. The Bermuda Is no doubt ono of theso. Mr. Wertlmer , a well known tobacco buyer of New York , has Just returned from a business trip to the southern portion of Havana province. Ho had two horses forcibly taken from him by rebel tends. He had an Inlcrvlew with Pcrlco Diaz , the well known leader , and wns treated civilly. D'az Is n dark mulatto. All of his band but four are negroes or mulattoes. They ore armed with short carbines , revolvers and machetes. Diaz said he' had nearly 1,000 urn der him. A general order of the government com- monda the bravery of Lieutenant Colonel Frances In the action with Maceo. Campos has o'rdorcd the leaders of the homo rule party to hold together cid go to the polls. WILLIAM SHAW BOWEN 1IAI1 QUOTHO CAXOVAS COUIinCTI.Y. Miulrlil I'reitH Supports the Stiiti-niciilx Cnlileil < o tln Wtirltl. ( Copyright. 1SOC , by 1'rtna Publishing Company. ) MADRID , March 24. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) It lo a sin gular circumstance that , directly the World ioachc < l Madrid with the famous statement of Premier Canova , the principal organ of the government In Madrid , El Epoca , nnd El Naclona ) not only translated nnd published the statement In full , but also pointedly de clared that as a statement of the views ot Senor Canovns It wns quite correct. The ramo papers also published the World's tele grams about Infanta Eulalla , which have llkcwltu been published by most of the Madrid papers. Almost without exception the Madrid papers of every shade have approved the war like article of El Kpoci against the United States , and have- warmly discussed the ques tion of an alliance , also mooted by thn Mine organ of the conservative party. But In the matter of alliances tlio Spaniards arc much divided. All of the republicans and porno of the liberals have always shown a strong In clination to court the support of Franco nnd Itussla , with a view of securing their as sistance In America , Oceanlca and Morocco , but , above nil , the Spanish conservatives , and royalists both Carllrts nnd Alphonlets are ever hesitating between their natural Inclina tions for a triple alliance'and for monarchical powers , and their dralro to get from repub lican Franco , not only her support In Mor occo , America and Oceanlca , but her finan cial assistance , already BO often given for Spanish tnllwoys , government loans and en terpriser of every kind which seldom find favor In English or German money markets. A majority of Spaniard ! ) In ordinary times generally affect to prefer a policy of neu trality and Isolation , to avoid being entangled In costly complication ) or European wars , but nt present the Cuban scare would maks thMii easy vlctlmo of any European diplomatic halting them with assistance against the United Stifles In Cuba. Thnte considerations probably Induced the government lo think It proper to check the agitation by allowing wveral Madrid pipers to Dialf laut night that Canovus had pub licly declared yesterday that no member of the government had Inspired the warlike arti cle of Kpoca or the article on the alli ance. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Will Confer with Sir Jullnii. LONDON , March 24. It Is reported here that the British ambassador at Washington , Sir Julian Paunccfotu. will shortly come to London to discuss with the government cer tain features of the Venezuelan question , WASHINGTON , Merch ( M. Whlle persons at the British embassy directly concerned In the report that Sir Julian Pauncefote will go to London to discuss the Venezuelan ques tion with the ofticlaU of the foreign ofilco decline to talk upon the subject , It Is be * llovcd hero that the report Is not wc41 founded. . PAITII IX AMHUICAOT MISPLACED. \ V'clcr I3prpHNrn SnUntnclInn Over the Seiin < c'n Imtcnt Action. ( Copyi iRlit , IfcM , by I'reM I'uUlnhlnp Company. ) HAVANA , Cuba , March 21. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) ! nm authorized to cable the following : Captain General Wcyler talked freely to mo today after he had disposed of a crowd of people waiting In the onto room of his cabinet : "I received Intelligence from Washington last night ot the action ot the senate. I was not surprised , because I have all along had confidence In the sober , practical nature of the North American people. I recognize that In a country where the people- constitute the government freedom of speech Is natural , even If It Is carried to the extent ot license rather than of liberty. "I was curprlscd at some of the speeches delivered In the senate recently , hut I ac quit nearly every distinguished senator who employed strong- language against my coun try and against myself of anything that might be construed to be Intentional misrep resentation. I am confident that their use cf the language of denunciation was duo to Incorrect Information. A well konwn states man like Senator Sherman would not , at the close of his long career In the public serv ice , deliberately traduce n friendly nation , neither would ho , as a gentleman , Inten tionally catumlnato an Individual. "As regards myself , I care nothing , except that I naturally do not wish the world nt largo to believe me to bo n different person from the ono I really nm. A public man must expect criticism , and a soldier must receive , as well as give , blows. The assaults made on me personally wcro false , one nnd nil , as I have read them. The eminent sen ators who made them hnd listened to false tongues , and they had perused false books. When so eminent a senator as Senor Sherman - - man states In the senate that the autonomist party of Cuba hns only one representative In the Spanish Parliament. It Is not strange that he should be deluded by other equally Incorrect Intelligence. With the dissemina tion of true Information , I believe the sen ators recognize their mistake. NO UNKIND FEELINGS. "I ccrtnlnly have no unkind feelings In consequence of the attacks on myself , but I do regret the unjustifiable affronts offered my country. Spain fulfills all of her treaty ob ligations readily and goes further than to ctnnd on the letter of the International agree ment. American citizens In Spain , and espe cially In Cuba , obtain more privileges than Spanish subjects , even though many of the so-called citizens whom we recognize have no moral right to the title. "When the fact Is apparent that Spain Is acting In the most friendly manner toward the North American republic. It Is not strange thnt similar spirit displayed by the American people should be expected by the Spaniards. International law Is based on those candlnal principles that should regulate the conduct of Individuals. The national rights on both sides should be respected the same as the rights of a man , before the law. "I admire the courage of senators like Senor Hoar and Senor Hale nnd others. They must be men of great minds ; statesmen of high order. "I wish also to speak a word for the bril liant rcprebentatlvo of Spain at Washington , Saner DeLomo , who Is winning distinction In the diplomatic profession. I find that a lead ing newspaper like the World will express the views of Its proprietor on ono page the editorial and dlssemnlato accurate Intel ligence of the news on the opposite page. This course evinces a trn'y catholic spirit. RELIES ON CLEVELAND. "I believe that the government of the United States will reciprocate the amicable Intentions of Spain. President Cleveland en joys an international reputation as a man ot discrimination nnd a statesman of. intel ligence , and for his strict justice. Through out the head of the republic ho Is trusted ana admired. I do not apprehend that the general confidence In Senor Cleveland will be misplaced. " I asked General Weyler If the aspect of the rebellion In the light of International law and precedents , has changed. "No , " he said. "The rebels roam about the count-y , but they hold no town or port. They scarcely ever remain longer than one night In a place. They cannot hold any given point. They move continually and do not fight , except nt rare Intervals ; the dispo sition to give battle grows less and less. . "I could annihilate any rebel band tint would stand up and flight like men. You J may perceive how Spanish soldiers can fight when you consider the unhappy accidental meeting of two of my columns near Santa Clara , Just reported. In a few minutes time over 100 poor fellows were killed or wounded. It Is very seldom that my soldiers have an opportunity to stand face to face with a rebel force. They try to do so , but are unsuccess ful. The rebels probably know they could not withstand an attack of Spanish Infantry. "Tho destruction of private property by the rebels continues. As the rebels do not dare to fight , they think they must do something , nnd so burn poor men's houses. Whole vil lages have been burned In defenseless com munities cutslde of all military operations. In no wnrfnro since the negro uprising In Santo Domingo has there been such destruc tion of homes of noncombatants as bv the rebels here. " WILLIAM SHAW BOWEN. ! ! : : : Tim IIA\D OK CUUAX nisiitsi. r/-trti ' .lon of n Vener.iielnn AVnr Ship Atti-llMitfil ( o Them. ( Copyright. 1550 , by Prest I'lilillshlnn Company. ) CARACAS , Venezuela , March 24. ( New- York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The Venezuelan war ship ) Marlscal de Avacticho , while returning from Martinique , here she had been for repairs , burned off the Island of Margarlte. Four soldiers nnd four Bailers were lost. The tug boat Augusta towed the hull to La Gulara. The- circumstances of the fire are suspicious. There were three Cuban refugees aboard the Avacucho. and It Is rumored that they tried to bribe tho-crew to secure * the am munition. The captain says he was forced to deferxl the magazine , armed only with a machete. The Venezuelan press Is urging congrecw to recognize the Cubans as belligerents , de claring It to bo the duty of every Litln- Amerlcan republic to'aid their brothers who are fighting for liberty. It Is stated tint President Crespo will bo governed by Presi dent Cleveland's course In the matter. Trouble has again broken out between the English railroad and the municipal au thorities , The Valencia line was ordered to remove Its rails from tha streets of Pcurto Ilabello. The company refused , and returned the note , and the railroad officials were ac cused cf contempt of authority. The city threatens to remove the rails at the ex pense nf the company. The press claims that this Is an evidence of English con tempt for Venezuela's laws. The government has signed the contract with the Yaracuy Navigation company , an American organization , to develop the east ern section of Venezuela , W. NEPHEW KING. AI.I.IAXCH WITH .SOUTH AMKHICA. Spiiln I.ooUliiK III Hint IHreplInn lor SnniMirt nt l'ri-Ni-iit. ( Copyilght , ISfO , by 1'rcH I'uWUlilnn Company. ) MADRID , March 24. ( Now York World Cablegram Special Telegram , ) The Madrid prera advocates an alliance with the South and Central American republics , or at least closer relations with them , to counteract the Influence ot the United States In Cuta. The Impression In official circles U that the last vote of the Amcrlccn senate Is favorable to the cause In Spain , and Is virtually a defeat of Sherman and other adversaries of Spanish Interest ? . They also affect to bellevo that Cleveland will now have more liberty to postpone - pone the recognition of belligerency and other measure * distasteful to Spain , AVrtnt n Ilnllronil to tlit > > 'ortli. ( Coj Jilu-ht. HM , by 1'resa Publlililng Company. ) GUATEMALA , March 24. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The government Is anxious to establish rail con nection with Mexico and the United States and will lasclf build a line to the port of Occa , near the Mexican border , In expecta tion that the projected coaet line will come duwti from Mexico. The construction of the line from the Atlantic coast Is progressing rapidly. AMERICAN IN A PARIS COURT Promoter Wing of Springfield , HI. , on Trial for Swindling. HE SOLD RAILWAY BONDS IN FRANCE Uxplnltcr of Hie Hock Inlniul , 1'eorlu it St. l.ciulM in Jnll nn a lU-Hlllt f HlH ( CopyrlRbt , 1S08 , by Press Publishing Company. ) PARIS , March 24. ( New York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) Reference was made In my cable ot last Saturday to the forthcoming trial of nn American named Wing , from Springfield , III. , but said to be well known In New York financial circles. Ills case came up today before the ninth tribunal , and comto do la Rochcfoucald tes tified to his good character. - Wing arrived In Paris early In 1S05 , hoping to raise money on the bonds of the Rock Island , Peorla & St. Louis railway. He had built , as I.e claimed , a Rock Island section In 1873 , a St. Louis section In 18S7 , and In 1S90 obtained the promise or a contract to build the Pcorla section , which was Intended to complete the road. The two former sec tions nro In good working order , paying div idends In New York. Wing made the ac quaintance of n French lady , Mile. Crolsant , who took $10,000 worth of the bonds , de positing the money with the Central Trust company. She advised Wing to place the remainder of the bonds In France , nnd Intro duced him to her brother-in-law , M. Plcard , who took the oilier bonds. Wing says ho Intended to use the money raised by the sale of the bonds for the construction of tha final section of the Rock Island , Pcorla & St. Louis railway. Ho was authorized to draw- on the cash deposited with the General Trust company for the expenses of nn European trip. After his arrival in Paris two checks were drawn on this deposit and duly honored. The third , however , by mistake , wns re turned unpaid , and Wing was Immediately arrested OP the charga of fraud. Maltro Allalne , a Franco-American barrister , ob talned his release on ball and rccllfied the error about the unpaid check. He settled Wing's debts , when Wing was again arrested on a second charge of fraud along with Balrd , an Anglo-Uusslan company promoter. An Inquiry wns made by the French au thorities Into Wing's affairs on the occasion of his first arrest. It revealed the fact that the final section of the railway was still un built. The authorities therefor ? imagine that Wing Is attempting to obtain money on nonexUtlng security. The second arrest took place on the 14th of June , 1S93. Ball was refused Wing. Consequently he was kept In prison until today awaiting his trial. To day's proceedings established Wlns's good faith. The prosecution maintained that Wing was responsible for the circular In French , Issued by Balrd , representing the railway as completed , but Wing's complicity was de fended on the ground that ho wns entirely Ignorant of French. Wing's health Is se verely tiled by his ten months' Imprison ment , but ho stoutly maintains his inno cence. He has been well supplied with books by Maltro AHalne , who defends him. The presiding siding magistrate nnd the public prosecutor both did their utmost to Incriminate Wing , contending that nn attempt to place Amer ican securities In France constitutes an at tack on French savings. The case is con tinued unill Friday. JAMESO.V JlAinCUS AGAIN IX COL'HT. Excitement CoolH Down ami There AVilN Xo llenioiistritUtm. LONDON , March 24. The trial of Dr. L. S. Jameson and hla fellow prisoners , charged with violating the foreign enlistment act In making a raid into the territory of the South African republic , was resumed at the BOw street pollco court this morning. Although there was a full attendance , there was -Ies3 exc'tement. Seated on the bench were the duke of Aberdeen , chairman of the British Chartered South African company : Lord nnJ Lady Monksivell , Lord and Lady Deerhurst , Ladles Foley , Anualy , Flnlay. Klnnaird , Buller. Hibblesdale and Bruce , Admiral Field and Mrs. A. Paget. There was no sign of n demonstration when the prisoners were ushered into court. Sergeant White of thcBcchunaland mounted police testified to having refused to join Jameson's expedition and added that Colonel Grey questioned the troopers prior to start ing and was Informed they were not going to fight for the queen , but for the supremacy of the British flag In South Africa. The Por- gcant also tet'tlfled that Commissioner New ton dispatched him from Mazeklng on Ds- csmbcr 30 In pursuit ot Dr. Jameson's col-mn , telling him to catch the latter at any cost. When the witness caught up with the column ho handoJ his dispatches to Colonel drey , who ordered him to give them to Sir John Wllloughby , whom In turn , told Ser geant White to give them to Dr. Jame son. The latter , however , sent him back to Sir John Wllloughby , who finally distributed them. Heplylng to a question on the subject Ser geant White testified that ho did not see any of the dispatches given to Dr. Jameson. According to. White , Sir John Wllloughby told : "Tell your commanding officer that the dispatches have been received and w.ll bo attended. " The column , Sergeant White also said , then proceeded In the direction of Johannesburg. Bower , a clerk In the ofilco of General Joubert and commander-ln-chlcf of the forces of the South African republic , deposed to have delivered the message to Sir J. A , De- witt , the British agent at Pretoria , to the cimmandera of the Jameson expedition and ho stated that the reply to It , which was read In court , stated that the supplies of the- column were exhausted and that It must pro ceed to Krugorsdorp or Johannesburg. The case was again adjourned. Conimerflnl Men AVimt Ponce. LONDON , March 24. At the annual meetIng - Ing of the Associate * ! Chambrs of Commerce- of the United Kingdom , on the motion of Sir Andrew Kay Holllt , the president , n resolu tion was passed expressing the appreciation of the Associated Chambers of Commerce at the friendly feeling displayed by ths Cham ber of Commerce of New York and their strong desire that a method bo found ac ceptable to both nations for settling In a conciliatory spirit any differences which may arise. A similar resolution was passed In acknowledging the receipt of a letter dated February 12. from the National Board of Trade of Philadelphia , Pa. Frnnee- null KiiKflnnil Arc Atfreeil. LONDON , March 24. It Is understood that Franco and Great Britain will have com pleted their Egyptian difficulty before the next meeting of the Egyptian debt commis sion on Thursday next. Explanations of a satisfactory nature are proceeding. Baron do Courcel , the French ambassador here , who was suddenly recalled to London , will re turn to Franco on Saturday , and the marquis nf Salisbury has arranged to start for Beau Lieu on Thursday. Ths Vienna correspondent of the Chronicle tuyi. < : Huesla refuses to assent to the > Egyp tian debt commission paying the expenses of the Dongola expedition , Kreneh MlnlMter .Vol Hrrnllpil. BCHLIX , March 24 , Inquiries at the French embassy hero today elicited the statement that the officials were not aware that M , Herbette , the French ambassador , had been recalled or that It was Intended to recall him , reported In the United State * by a news agency , IrlNh IIiiNNiiru Are .Mutlnon * . DUBLIN , March 24. Mutinous conduct on the part of ( he Thirteenth hussars Is reported from Dundalk , The cavalrymen are said to have hacked to pieces twenty-eight raddles and brldlea , Several of the huEsars have been arrested In conecquer.cc of these demonstration ! . rou TIM : Citizen * of Clriuirv ntrrjllltn nil Cn- iliiiNlnnOo Welcome. GEONA , March 24. Emperor Wllll.im and Empress Augusta Victoria arrived hero this evening1 on their way tb Njfplos. Great political Interest attaches to this visit to Italy ot the German emperor , as It has been generally expected that Vhcn bo met King Humbert , the Emperor * Ifranz Josef of Austria would bo the guest of the king ot Italy at the same time. It Is assumed In all public discussion of the Visit that the subject of the conference between the three sovereigns , or In the abeenc6 ot the Austrian emperor , between the two , will be the re lations between the three countries ot the Drclbund. The results of the recent visit of Count Gotuschowskl , the Austro-Hungar- lan premier to Berlin , were all In favor ot the maintenance of the Drcluund , The work begun there , It Is expected , will be com pleted during Emperor J William's stay , though It Is freely surmised the German cm- pmv desires so-mo modifications In the triple bonds , which wlll'loavo ' him freer to place Germany In accord With Kussla. In the far east. The Illustrious pair were rt > cclvcd here with every manifestation of codrtesy and hospi tality. The streets -were thronged with great crowds of people , all' eager to catch a glimpse of the German royalties , and all cheering to give them .welcome. . The town ! o gay with bunting , flags flying on all sides. The duke of Geona , brother of Queen Marquerlto , was entrusted with the duty of welcoming the visitors , and ho mot them at the railroad station. The emperor greeted thorn cordially , and his royal highness kissed the hands of the Empress1 Augusta. As a part * of the ceremony of welcome , the duke then presented the municipal' authorities of Geona to the Imperial pair , "who listened to the addrescs presented tot them and then proceeded to the debarking quay , the duke of Gosna escorting the empress , an.J Em peror William following1 with their two sons. The duke bade farswell to the party as they proceeded on board the Imperial yacht Hohcnzollcrn , which < wns In waiting , amid the cheers of the crowds onhc quay. Emperor William , In the. undress uniform of an admiral , took his place on the bridge of his yacht and stood bowing to all sides as the yacht started , 'ami the booming- salutes and the cheero of the onlookers. The emperor cried In Italian : "Live the King" and the Genoese responded to the compli ment with tumultuous shafts of "Live the Kaiser. " The shipping In the harbor was gaily dressed with buntlhg and with lights and lent much animation , to the scene. The Imperial yacht was preceded by a steamer burning Bengal lights and with a band playIng - Ing the- Gorman national anthem. Thus speeded on their Journey , the emperor and emprcis of Germany fulled away for Naples. TEI.I.S A IAAII niKFEiyavr STOIIY. Iicttvr from Mfinbt-r of General ( Jotr.i' Vs Stuff. BOSTON , March 24. The' Standard to morrow will publish a le'tter from Captain C. S. n. Valeros , a member of the personal staff of General Maximo Gomes Jn the Cuban patriot army. The letter was written to Mr. N. H. Johnstono of Jew Haven , Conn. , with whom Captain Valeros ( became Intimate wh'lo at Yale college , and was smuggled through the Spanish lines to Havana and for warded to New York. The letter says In ? art" ' HEADQUARTERS RIRST CORPS. C. R. A. , March 0. Dear Johhstonc : It hns been a most experiencethrough which I have pas-cd.during .thQ.itast thirty days * blood , blood , Ibtood , and bWd.BRaln : , every where. No legs- than Six of-our > he ( lquar- tcrs moss have pone 4to th lr-eternnl rest Flnce my last letter to yoiT all killed with their faces fo the foe. " i jespeileB , one -tff the general's personal..Hcoirts brought our last dlsputcli after' naylnir a Visit to Havana , hnd a hard timq petting through the Spanish lines nml Wasr twice held up and nut through the Eoverczt questioning. All the time the dispatches were In h's Flecking , but his coolness and ready wit saved him. The password waa changed be fore ho passed through the' outer line and he waited until daik innd made a rush rather than take ohances of further ex planations. One -week ngo a scout of the general's was waylaid and murdered by a jranir of cut-tbronts , as vou YtinkeeH would term them , mid va'.imble papers secured und Fold to the Spanish authorities. Ono of the , pa pers lost has worried AheKcnoral a gocd deal , as * It related to a shipload of ammuni tion expected a few days later from Texas nml might enable life enemy to capture It , We have marched and counter-marched over 400 miles of territory the past two months , have met the enemy thirty-one different tlme. , twenty-elght of which WP have been successful' in. The severest of there was on the railroad jfrom Havana to Matanzas , in Havana province , about nine teen miles from the capital , the battle of Morro del Hey. The rwcrhy left twenty- nine killed and flftiy-ona wounded on thp field nine of whom wore otllcer. . General Gomez lost thirteen Wiled and thirty-one1 wounded. The Spanish newspaper. Impar- clnl , published In Havana , gave the "icbel IOFSCS fi * > upward "of : iOO" and I presume dlFpatches reaching the staten exaggerated It fully as greatly. We now have with ua a staff of experi enced surgeons , with plenty of medicine ami good ' 'outfits , " so the npor" fellows of both sides are promptly nttcnfled to. though the other corps l sadly lacking these necessi ties. The six odlcers of my mess who have been killed were all my personal friend ? . The general Is confident. He badly ndeds ammunition , however. , .and the great mis fortunes mot with In the endeavor to smug gle It here would discourage a less per sistent and brave man. 'v , VALhROS. KI3MITTAXCUS AHIi INAIMSftUATK. Need of < lu > Arnu-nlniiM Salil to lie NEW YORK , March 24. Brown Brce. & Co. , treasurers of the Armenian relief funl. today received the following cablegram from Constantinople In acknowledgment of a re mittances of $15,000 ; PHILLII'OPOLIS. March 21. Your two remittances1 most timely. * Thanlm. Dis tribution by Harpoot ; committee reaches 61,000 frouls. Over 1,000 have died of exposure - - posure and starvation there alone. We- uro supporting fifteen other centers. Need appalling. A nation Is threatened with extermination. International relief com mittee , " Spencer Trask , chairman of the executive committee of the Armenian , relief fund , eald concerning the foregoing .cablegram : "No appeal can be stronger , than , tills statement of facts , fresh from the Dpld. The gifts re ceived thus far fronifutltBOtirces , both In England and Am.erlcaliiaive.fcaen entirely In adequate and now soe.nl to > bo dwindling. Efforts have been made to throw doubt , both on the deserts of the Armenians and on the possibility of aiding the wrcfcaed widows and orphan. * * and those who pcrjplied In the mas sacres. All such doubts- , hive been entirely removed by facts , which arcjnow before the world. A responsible aWeiBclent agency has at last been established throughout the In terior. The control 'df all' unds Is , and will continue , entirely , | h the. bands of most trustworthy American residents and British consuls. The salaries of all these agents are otherwise provided , to that tall the relief funds go directly to the sufferers. " Movi-niriitM of thu NEW YORK , March 24 , Atlllspatcli to the Herald from Cairo says ; .Dltpatches which have arrived from the front iBtato that the vanguard of the Egyptian -'eriny under Col lision Bey occupied Aka'sUeh on Friday , the. dervishes having evacuated the town and fallen back to concentrate on Dongola. Colonel Hunter will leaveSarraa tomorrow for Akatheh , which will probably bo re inforced on the same day by ( liree reglmenta of Infantry. Cairo Is almost denuded of native troops , ' MnnUolm'H School Problem. WINNIPEG , March 24. The conference for the settlement of the Manitoba , parochial school question wfil take place on Friday and the commissioners will held continuous sesolons In order to complete their labors so that tlio present Dominion Parliament may latlfy the agreement , If an agreement be reached. Archbl&hop Laogovln will leave for home at the close of the conference to lay the school case before the pope. Will fol CouinHc. TORONTO , March 24. The Argonaut Row. Ing club of thla city will not send represen tatives to Henley this yer , EMPIRE STATE FOR MORTON Delegates to the National Convention In structed for Him , M'KINLEY ' FORCES FAR OUTNUMBERED ItcNottitlon Inxtriiotlnu ; < lip Delr to Voli- for tlio Ohio Mini UN Second Choice .Slum oil Unit cr. NEW YORK , March 24. The republican convention hag finished Its labors. The pre liminary rparr.'ng that has been going for wecksi ended In the final battle tonight and the forces that have been dormant for two years kept within the state boundaries the honor of the presidential endorsement of the greatest state In the union , tlio ptato casting the largest number of votes ! n the electoral college. That endorsement goes to Governor Lcvl P. Morton. The delegates at largo will bo Thomas C. Platt of Tloga , Warner Miller of Hcrklmer , Chauncey M. Depew of New York and Edward Lauterbach. The alter nates will bo Hamilton Flrh of Garrison , Frank S. Wltherbeo ot Port Henry , C. H. Babcock of Rochester and Daniel McMillan ot Buffalo. The electors at largo will be General Benjamin F. Traccy of New York tint Edward H. Butler of Buffalo. After Chairman Hackctt had rapped for order Rev. Dr. David J. Burrell offered prayer. Hearty cheers wcro given when Edward Lauterbach. Mr. Plait's first lieu tenant , entered the hall , and an equally en thusiastic welcome was given Lieutenant Governor Saxton , who Is looked upon as a leading candidate for the governorship , the nomination for which and for the lieutenant governorship will be made at a later con vention. Upon the subsidence of the cheers the roll of the convention was called and at Its conclusion Chairman Hackctt called upon Senator Cornelius R. Parsons of Rochester to act as temporary chairman. Mr. Parson's reference to Governor Morton was received with enthusiastic cheering. Temporary secretaries having been selected and the rules bf the state assembly adopted as the rules of this convention , Swiator John Raines , author of the excise bill which Is known by his name , arose to make a motion. As ho was recognized ho was loudly cheered. His motion that all resolutions ! > D referred without debate to tire committee on resolu tions was adopted. Resolutions for the ap pointment of the usual committees were put through. Senator Clarence Lexow was made chairman of the committee on resolutions , the announcement of his appointment elicit ing cheers and much weaker demonstrations of disapproval. There was a call for cheern for Greater Now York , which were given , a resonant groan amidst the. Kings county dele gation marring the unanimity of the Inci dent. TOOK UP CONTESTS. The chairman of the committee on creden tials Is Senator E. T. Brackett : on nomina tions , G. W. Aldrldge , commissioner of pub lic works and on permanent organization , Rred W. Olbbs. The convontlon was In session only fifty- three minutes. There were no counter mo tions. : and , there was no debate on any of the motions made. The adjournment was until jjilO o'clock "this evening , when permanent , srganlzalibn will be effected , with Congress man Southwlck In the chair ; a vlca president for each congressional district , and n full 2orps of secretaries and assistants. The committee en contested ecats met after the convention adjourned this after noon. ThD first contest was from ths Eighteenth New York district , and an affi davit was presented by the contestants , ad herents of the Platt followers , to attempt to demonstrate that the Brookfield following had , by threats and Intimidations , striven to compel persons to refrain from voting at the regular primaries , and had declared pec- pie elected nt primaries that never were held. This was denied by those fitting , who at tempted to show that the same application had been properly refused at the congres sional convention. The Platt adherents asked for at least one-half the delegates. The Twenty-BMOnd district of New York also presented a contest , the Platt people asking to be pealed In place of the Brcokfleld pjople. Mr. J. I. R. Engehardt ! presented thci con tent and said the sitting Brookfield men had not In "any way had regular meetings and their delegates were Irregular. The sitting members presented affidavits of fifty out of the ninety-cue- delegates to prove their case. Almost the came claims were made In the cai'o of a contort In the Thirtieth assembly district , where the Brookfleld men turned the tables , and afrked for the seats of the Platt men on the ground that there waa not a convention held In the place designated by the county committee. Tno Platt sitting delegates claimed that Mayor Strong's police aided the contestants to keep them from holding the convention In the proper place. The Thirty-second New York district notes a contest. In this case the Platt pcoplo asking for seats held by the Brookfield people. They asked for nt least half a vote. There were also contests In the. Thirty-third and Twelfth districts , the Brookficld pcoplo ask ing for seats In both districts that were held by Platt men. There wo'o no contestants outsldo of New York. The committee de cided In , favor of the sitting delegates In all districts where a half vote was given to each delegation. This decision allowed the antl- Platt men In the Thirty-second and Thirty- third districts to keep their seats. The committee1 on nominations also met this afternoon. Thomas C. Platt. Warner Miller , Chauncey M. Dcpsw and Edward Luutcrhack were nominated as Uelesatea-a - largo to the national convention , and Hamil ton Fish , C. II. Babcock , Frank Wlthcrboo and Daniel McMillan as alternates. One dis senting vote prevented unanimous nomina tions. General Tracey of New York and E. II. Butler of Buffalo were nominated as elcctors-at-large , but ono vote In opposition being cast. IGNORED ALL BUT ONE COTEST. It was 7G3 : when Temporary Chairman Parsons called the convention to order to night. Senator Brackett , chairman of the committee on contests , then read his report. When he said that sitting delegates In all but ono district had been allowed to regain their seals , there were cheers and applause , and the report was adopted with little oppo sition. F. S. Glbbs of the committee on permanent organization , reported the name of Congress man G , L. Southwlck of Albany for permanent - nent chairman , and the list of vice presidents and secretaries. Congressman Southwlck was then escorted to the platform. Mr. Southwlck , upon as suming the chairmanship , made n strong speech In favor of a protective tariff , predict ing that In the November elections the people would vote Into power at Washington the party which declares for the American sys tem of protection to honest money. The speaker then went Into the history of the republican party In relation to tariff leg islation. "No republican , " Mr. Southwlck said , "has a patent on the system of protec tion , No sturdier protectionist will bo pre sented to the favor of the St. Louis conven tion that Lev ! P , Morton. " Mr , Southwlck recalled the fact that umonn thoto In congress In 1877-78 , who opposeJ the Bland frea coinage measure In the house of representatives , was Levl P , Morton. Taking up the subject of presidential can didates , Mr. Southwlck said ; "Tonight the representatives ot militant and trlumnhant republicanism have assembled here for the purpose of sending to the national convention at St. Louis four delegates-at-Iarge , In * structed to cast their votes for Levl I * . Mor ton. ton."No "No man whose reputation rested on the exploitation of a single Idea Is fitted to be a republican candidate. The vast and varied Interests of the American people require ex tensive experience , cool Judgment and a com prehensive grasp of all the great affairs ot state In the person of their chief executive. An all-around statesman Is the demand of the hour the man best flttea to meet problems of a national nnd International character. "On n high pedestal , among the prominent figures ot American statesmanship , stands Lovl P. Morton calm and dignified a worthy typo of the American citizen and the American gentleman , entirely devoid of the sensational nnd spectacular , making1 no un seemly clamor or scramble for popular rec ognition. " MADE A MINORITY REPORT. Congressman Southwlck finished at 8:45 : and then called for the report of the commlt- tea on resolutions. Senator Lcxow Mid the committee was not ready to report. George W. Aldrldgo of Rochester arose to report the cclectlan of the delegates at large , and when they were named Thomas Fltchlo of Kings arose In the front row and tried to get recog nition , but In n minute the convention was In an uproar and the chairman refund to recognize him. Mr. Aldrldgo continued to read the alternates , Fltchle shouting : "Mr , Chairman , I dcslro to make a minority re port. " ( Hisses nnd cheers. ) When the chairman could get the dis cordant elements somewhat straightened the Brooklyn man wns recognized , nud ho read the following minority report : To the Republican Convention of the State ot New York : The minority cf the rommlttcp of nominations rc pacltully tls- ! ajToo with the report of the m.iioiilv In the choice of delegates nt lar ri < to ttiu le- publlcnn convention at St. LmlK Mes-trn. C. M. Oetiew nmrWarucr Miller , nrp , It Is paid , willing to cast their votca In tlitim - tlonnl convention In accordance with the Hentlment of their state. H ' , therefore , ilrclrable that their associates slmll t'c of kindred spirit , nnd the minority of the committee on nominations respectfully present i > s the other two delegates Colonel Ualier H. Witt of Buffalo. ( Loud cheers nml hisses' ) nnd General Samuel Thomas Hoffny , with the recommendation that If It appears after the llrst ballot that Hon. Lcvl P. Morton cannot be the choice of the national convention thnt the ilelegntes nt large from this state will use nil honorable means lo promote the causa of McKlnlcy. RAISED A STORM. Then pandemonium reigned , one-half of the audience rising and shouting for McKlnlcy as the name was read. The chairman's gavel was ralpjd again and again , but without effect. The house wns In nn uproar. Just over the chairman's head was swung n ban ner bearing this Inscription : "McKlnlcy : Prosperity's Advance Agent. " The very au dacity of the act seemed to appall the Mor ton leaders for a moment , and for a few seconds the McKlnlcy adherents had the floor to themselves. Then from every part of the housa came roars of "Morton" "Mor ton , " nnd the Albany contingent , with two Morton banners , took the placa of the McKln ley men. The transformation started and It was a question of lung * against lungs. The superior force of the Morton men soon made their side of the Inane more prominent. Chairman Southwlck at this point began the uce of the gavel , nnd after a few minutes commanded order eufilclently to bo heard. Upon a motion of the previous question the chairman put the Kings county man's amendment , nnd the roll call was bsgun. Tho'o was no break until Erie county was reached , nnd after six districts had been called there was n call on the question by delegates , pome asserting that there was n division. The chairman then ordered the names to be called separately , and there was a cheer. The roll was called and the ma jority of the delegates answered "against the- amendment. " While New York was voting there were yells for Platt and Loudcrback , and there wcro cheers as each delegation up to the twenty-fourth voted against the amendment. The twenty-fourth voted for , but the thirtieth and Brookfield district voted against. When Ontario wns reached John Raines nild , "Ontario resents ) the Inpult to , her gov ernor and ' caslo seven votes against the/ / amendment' . " " ( Chcete. ) The "chair an nounced the vote us ( J31 against nnd 109 votes for the amendment , and then there was wild cheerlne. The full report of the committee was then adopted by a viva voce vote. Senator Lcxow then announced the fact that the platform was ready , and. stepping to the front , reid the platform , as follows : REPORTED THE PLATFORM. The republicans of New York , In conven tion nsKomhled , ngaln declare their Ilnn nnd unvloldliiK adherence to the doctrine nf protection to American Industries , pro tection to the products of the American form , ami nrotcctlon to American labor. We nro In fnvor of n tariff which , while providing nn Income sufficient to meet tln > expenses cf the government 'honestly nnd rbonomlcally administered , nt thesime Hme pecurcs home labor and home rnpltul from unequal foreign competition. We be- llove In a reciprocity with other nations which shall give our producers and manu facturers nn opportunity to dlspope of their Fill-plus products nnd to obtain articles we need from those countries on the most ad vantageous terms. The agitation for the free coinage of nl'ver nt the ratio of 1G to 1 scrlouslv dis turbs all Industrial Interests and culls for i flear statement of the republican attl- tuilo upon this question , to the end thnt the trade of this country at home and nbrond mav again bs placed upon a sound nnd stable foundation. We recognize In the movement for the free coinage of sliver nn attempt to degrade the long established standard of our monetary svstcm , nnd hence a blow to public anil private credit , at cnce costly to the national government and liTmful to our domestic and foreign commerce. Until there Is n prospect of In- teinational aurccmcnt ns to silver coinage , nnd while gold remains the standnrd of the United St"tes nnd of the civilized world , the republican party of New York declares Itself In favcr of the firm anil honorable mnlntonnnco of thnt standard. Wo believe In a business administration nf the government by applying business principles for the benefit of the suffering business Interests of this great people. For nearly four years the material progress of the nation linn been blocked so all branches of trndo have Buffered , and the workmen have bsen deprived of reasonable nnd liv ing wages by the utter lark of huslnrs ? common penpo among our democratic rulcrf It Is the duty nnd privilege of the republican pnrtv to promptly mend thlx unhnnpy Btata of affairs by nominating nnd electing n business mnn tn the nri'sldencv , and we nsk the nld of tlrougbtful repub licans everywhere In this great and meri torious work , MORTON FILLS THE BILL. On this platform we present Governor Lovl P. Morton as New York's candldnte. for ho If In ovcrv way lit for the honor nd he Ir peculiarly the man for the hour , lie Jinx been n business mnn with business inon , IIo would prove n business president for the cocxl of nil Interests of the people. HP 1ms been a representative In congress , minister to France , vice proHdent of the United Stntis , governor of New York , nnd ouch of these motions he IIIIH filled with an nbllltv which has never been surpassed. with lasting credit to himself and great i"neflt to hlo plate nnd to his country. Hln grnsi ) of puli'lc affairs WBH never so rlcnr nnd comprehensive aa It Is toddy , nnd hlH ability to labor earnestly for the wrlfnrs of the nation wan never so dis tinctly marked a now. Governor Morton's long nnd varied pub- lie career offers proof positive thnt-ho IH a lneeio nnd earnest republican , and that lldelltv to the principles of his party Is with him n Ffoond naturo. Ho standx for honefty In publlo olllcc. There Is no doubt as to thn esteem In which ho Is held nt homo. Two years slncn ho polled over 1M.OOO more vqteH than thn most popular democrat In the slate , receiving by fur the greatest majority ever given a republican candidate for governor. Governor Morton's long and honorable pervlco. his ftiotlpcs character , his great nxpcutlvo ability. Ills devotion to his party nnd Its principles , eminently fit him fur the presidency nnd entitle him to our hearty nnd enthusiastic support , There fore we Instruct our delegates to the fit Louis convention to present him as our candidate for president nnd urge upon them to use every honorable means to i-oiiro hlH nomination. When the reading of the platform had been finished It was ndopttd without debate and the convention then adjourned. A NKIIX. AKHON. O. , March 2l.-The J , F. Selbcr- lln company , manufacturers of the Kmplro mowers , reapers nnd binders , made nn as signment lute thla evening to W. H. Carter , one of the employes of the company. Prezl- dent J. F. Selbsrlln sold the liabilities would reach JKO.OOO , but ho refused to make a statement of the assets or the company. It Is said the' firm of Selberlln , Miller & Co. of Uoylestown , O. . will nl o bo uffcctcil. The plant was estubllshed early In the ' 60s aa the Excelsior Mower and Iteupcr .y'V ' yj ? ft 'aluro , ! ' " t"e ' 70- . but the J. P. Heltmrlln company was or ganized with a capital of Jl.OOO.OW. The company came out of the panto of U83 con. slderably embarrassed. They employed ! CO men , SENATOR TIIORSTON'S ' STAND' Ho Gives a Personal Eipkrmtion of His Attitutlo Toward MoKinloy , CRITICISES THE MANDERSON MANAGERS Comnlnlttfl They 1)1.1 Nut TnUo Itlnft Into Their Coiiflitrnep mill Were Therefore StiMieeteit uf DuplleltJ. The announcement of a mass meeting at Boyd'0 opera houro last illght In tlic Interest of William McKlntcy was nifllclent to draw , a crowd which nilcil every scat on ( ho lowcu floor niul balcony , while a Inrgo nitiiiticr of people were compelled to stand up during ttio evening. The audience was composed InrRClyi of men , but many women were present. The , ' upper row of boxes on ouch side of the houno wag draped with tlic national colors. | At tlio back of tlic Ptngo Old Glory wa draped In graceful folds , surrounding a por-j trait of William McKlntcy. The. stage was completely filled with chairs , In which wcro" rented a number of local politicians of moro or less note , among them being 13. I" . Davl . C. L. Chaffoo , John Lewis , Judge Kcygor , " Judge Slabaugh , Judge Ilaxtcr , City Conip- * trailer Westberg , Councllmen Ax font , Den/ / awa , Allan , Police Judge Gordon , County Clerk Hodflcld , County Commissioner Wil liams , Peter Shwonck , Richard Smith , Colonel C. B. Chase , J. L. Kennedy , C. A. Goss. I . L. Perrlno , It ; 0. Whltmoro , St. A. 1) . Ualcombe. D. C. Smith. Dr. W. O. Roilg * erc > , James Walsh , J. L. Kaley , Lee Estcllo , Jerry Sedgwlck , J. W. Carr , II. C. Akin , James Wooilard , Charles Youngers , 1'hll 13. Winter and others. Daniel II. Wheeler called the mostlng to order and read a lengthy addrosi , dealing ) nlmoE-t entirely with statistics relating to tha amount of nuiiey per capita In this country unJer republican rule aa contrasted with tlio amount under democratic rule , tlic wealth ot tlio country and various other points. At the conclusion of Mr , Wheeler's tnllc Senator Thurston appeared upon the stage and was proofed with a burst of npplaui'a. The McKlnley club double quartet was an nounced nud sang a campaign wng which pleased the audlciico Immensely. SENATOR THUUSTON'S ADDRESS. Senator Thurston was the chief , though the last , s-pcaker. Ho said : "Much as I dislike to enter upon any per sonal statement , I find It necesjary to briefly review the events which have led up to the preosnt Nebraska situation wltt ) respect to the presidency. "About the Gth of February General Man- derson came to Washington , stopped at the same hotel with me , and we had dally pleas ant , friendly conversations. I left Washing ton on the evening of February 11 , without tlio least Men that the political situation In my state had changed , or that there was any , thought of General Mandcrson's candidacy : As a matter of fact , however , at this sama time certain of his friends were making all arrangements to have the candidacy an nounced through the state committee , which had been hastily called together by telegraph for a meeting on February 14. I reached Omaha on the forenoon of that day , and ) learned for the first time that tome sort dt plan-.was.on , tout to have a declaration made In his favor by the state central committed that'evening _ _ t Lincoln. 'I nlro ascertained beyond all question or dispute that certain Individuals In the city of Omaha , pretending to act In his Interest , had been quietly but effectively engaged In the attempt to defeat my election as a delegate to the St. Loula convention. I felt then and I feel now that any man who desires to announce himself aa a candidate for the high olllco of president ought to consult the wishes and dejlrcs ot | the republicans of his state In the first In- utcrce , and without any Intention of reflect ing on any one , I am compelled to state aa my solemn conviction that the unfortunate and deplorable-political situation which has resulted Is almost wholly duo to the fact that the republicans of Nebraska , the rank and file of the party , were < iot In any man ner taken Into the confidence of thcos who I had In charge Mr. MamlerEDn's candidacy ! , that almost every man who was first Identi fied with that movement had not been known as a friend or supporter of Mr. Mc- Klnlcy , and that the manner In which they Bought to Inaugurate that candidacy wast directly calculated to moke the people beilovo that their wishes were of no moment , andi that they were asked to' surrender all their previous convictions upon the .more an nouncement of the Nebraska candidacy. NO CHANCE FOR BOSSES. "This Is the people's year. The politicians in the republican party have defeated the will of the republican masses In more than one national convention. The people of this country believe that the politicians thoBO men who stand forth as the great political bosses of the country arc engaged In a con spiracy to override the popular will , and to compel the nomination of some man who Is not the first choice of the people them selves , The manner In which General Man- derson'o candidacy was announced 'In No- braslia almost necessarily aroused the sus picion that It was a part of that favorUo son program so openly and ostentatiously an nounced by the political bosses aa a part of their perfected plan to defeat McKlnley. So far as General Manderson himself IB con cerned , I desire to publicly and earnestly ] assert my belief In the honesty and sin cerity of hln candidacy ; but It was unfor tunate for him , and for the republican party , of Nebraska , Hint those who were In cbarga of his candidacy , by their plans and actions , Impressed the people with the belief that they were engaged In a conspiracy to thwart the popular will. So far as I am Individ ually concerned , I could not help but fed deeply hurt not offended , but deeply hurt- that the candidacy of aj Important a char acter , on the part of a distinguished citizen of my state , should be announced without ono suggestion of It ever having bscn brought to my attention or knowledge. I felt , and I sUll feel , that the known and accredited ) friends of William McKlnley In Nebraska ! should have been the ones first consulted In ! this matter. I felt , and I still feel , that It was duo to mo as the only republican ren- ator from this state , that I should at least bo notified of a purpose to change the entire ) political course of the party In my state from what I had been led to believe was In the hearts of the people tlicni'clvcs. Hail the McKlnley men In Nebraska , Including myself , over been approached with the sug gestion that our distinguished fellow citizen , Charles F. Manderson , desired to ) ) ? presented ) by hln state It Is at ( cast preiumable thati wo would have been entirely willing to hava given thut suggestion favorable considera I tion , und that the presentation of Mr. Man- ! derson's name to tlio notional convention : could have been agreed upon around tha fireside of tbu republican party , under tucli conditions und accompanied by such an nouncement as would relieve his candidacy ] from any appearance of confeilcrat'on ' with ) the political bosses , or ot direct antagonism to the wish of our people , that William Mc Klnley should be tlmlr next preeldont. There was not a moment from the ( Iinn that Gen eral Manderson's candidacy was first thought of that his friends could not have secured , without contention or quarrel , from the sup porters of William McKlnley In Nebraska,1 as favorable an arrangement with respect to the support of both candidates as lias now ; i been reached after them ) weeks of unfortu nate contention. "Much as I deprecate factionalism In thJ party much as I dread anything which/ / makes republican success In Nebraska Usa certain I Insist now , as I havu Insisted at ) all times , that those who precipitated ari other candidacy than that which bad Ita spontaneous birth In the heart * and the Ju < Je incntt of our people are responsible for any thing which followed or may follow , nod for the bwt Interest * of the republican party * "I regret more deeply than I can expretv those- personal reflections which l vp bej |