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ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 3871. OMAIIA , SUNDAY MOHNING , PEBllUAltY 21 , 18i)7-SlXTEIDN ) PAGES. COPY liTVJfl CUNTS , SECTARIAN SCHOOLS Troposition to Eovorso Policy of the Govern ment Regarding Them , RADICAL AMENDMENT TO INDIAN BILL Discussion of the Mcosnra Consume ! Titno in Senate , CONSIDERABLE OPPOSITION DEVELOPED Amendment Finally Gooi Over for Consider ation Tomorrow. ALLEN OPENS UP A POLITICAL DEBATE Wan In to Know AV'liy Hound Mono ) ' Jle-ii I'l-niMiNi ! to I'n > ( lit ; In- In "riflj-Cont DolliirM. " WASHINGTON , Pcb. 20. The senate "had a lively session today. At the outset a resolution by Mr. Cameron ot Pennsylvania was unanimously adopted , expressing sym pathy with Greece In the present conti nental conflict. Mr. Quay sought to bring forward the bill for a commission to look Into the laboi problems , but It was soon displaced by a vote of 34 to 28 to take up the Indian ap propriation bill. The latter mcasuie led tc two animated discussions , first on silver , then on pectarlan schools. A provision that certain Indian payments shall bo made In silver , In accordance with treaty require ments , led Mr. Allen to comment on a pro vision for a "fifty-cent dollar , " coming from gold men on the appropriations com mittee. The discussion brought up consid erable campaign reminiscences. The sectarian schools question was re vived by Mr. Lodge ot Massachusetts as serting that the senate committee had re ported an amendment reversing the policy of last year for the abandonment of sec tarian Mhools after July 1 , 1S07. Senatoi Galllngcr opposed the amendment , and Sen ators Havvley , Teller , Pcttlgrcw , Allison , Allen and Hoar supported It on the ground that the government facilities for Indian ed ucation would not permit a sudden change. The debate on this Item and on the bill was not concluded when the senate ad journed. QUAY'S MOTION. It was early In the session when , on mo tion of Mr. Quay , republican of Pennsyl vania , the bill for a nonpartlsan commis sion to Inquire into the problems of labor , agriculture and capital was taken up. Mr , Platt , republican of Connecticut , opposes ! the bill as a measure to select a commission to Instruct congress upon the character ol legislation It should pass. Mr. Allison , chairman of the committee ot allow the" consideration "appnTprfatloi ; hills , and asked Mr. Quay especially to lei the commission bill go over. He then nskei unanimous consent to take up the Indlar appropriation bill. Mr. Quay objected and said that the bll was In charge of Mr. Perkins of California If ho consci ted to have It go over , Mr. Quaj would consent. Ho called attention to tb < fact that It wofl being pressed by the grral labor IntelctB of the country. Mr Perkins wild that If the opponents of the bill would coiibtimo as little tlmo as Its friends a vote would lie bad In thirty minutes. Mr. A'drleh ' , lepubllcan of New York , said hi ) conaldcicd the bill utterly Impracticable After considerable sparring tha Indian ap- pioprlatlon bill was taken up , 31 to 28 1 hu first amendment that caused debate was that pitvldlng that Indian farmer ; should be chosen from the state In whlcli a reseivatlon was situated , giving the piefei- once to competent Indians. It was opposed by Mr. Cbllton , dcmociat of Texas. i Mr. Pcttlgicw , populist of South Dikota * said the amcrdment was designed to prevent the selection of farmers in Georgia , Missis sippi and other southern states to teach the Indians of the north how to farm. Mr , Chlltou moved to strike out the pi o vision dhectlng the emplojment of farmers fiom the state In which tlio reservation Is located , leaving in the provision to employ'Indians. It was lost. 17 to 3. . ALLEN AT IT AGAIN. When the Item ellicctlng the pa > incut of the iinnultlcs to the Pottawattomles In silver wan reached , Mr. Allen , populist of N'e- biasku , made It the text for a speech on the Mlver question. He wanted to know vvlij the to-callcil sound money men of the committee had liislhted lu paying the" > Q benighted In dians In " 50 cent dollau. " Several scnatou explained that this pio- vlslon was In accordance with deity pro visions. Mr. Platt observed that by the efforts of the u'publlcans the silver dollaiti were as uood as gold dollais Mr , Wilson uald Iho Nebraska senator had threshed uvci * omo of the Ibsucs of the late campaign. He wished to say the flee rolmigeof silver was not the only Issue ) In tlio campaign and that u plank In that platfurr.i which excites much opposi tion was that vvhle'a dlfTuvi1 fro-n secession In degree only. Jvffcrt > on Oavls bad nald : 1 I'll take my state out of the Union. " Gov ernor AJtgeld had said : "The- United States shall not come Into my state , " ami the Chicago cage platform endorsed liiin. 'Iho question of law and order entered Into the campaign , Mr. Allen replied by discussing the plat form declaration regarding the mipumo court which , ho said , ho endorsed. Itcfer- ling to the Income tax derision , ho said that a certain justlco of the supreme court owed It to the world to show why he clniigod front on that case. Mr. Allen dcclatcd that the justlco would go Into history under n clnud unless IIP explained , The conference report on the agricultural appropriation bill wad agreed to , and the consideration ot the Iii'llun ' appropriation bill was continued. The question of sec tarian Indian schools canio up In coiiiu > i& . .tlon with tlio Item Rppioprlallng Jl.200,000 for school puipoxes. Mr. Lodge bald tl.o senate committee bad proposed an amend ment which re-verged thecntlio policy us to sectarian schools , adopted last year. The eommltteo amendment If EH folluwx : THE AMKNOMENT. Piovldi-il , That iho H e-rctary j.if the lu , terlor may nniko conduct : * vvftn contract ttCliuol * , apportioning u ,1CJ1. Ils way be the uiiHHiniH so ( ontinclcd for , .intoni , ' hdioolH of v.uloiH iloiinmlimlloiiM lor tie idue.-itlon of Indian pupil * ( Itiilnf the lltfftl > e-tr I&9S , but fcli.ill only nnUo uiu-h ion. tracts at placet , wliele i.on-jct-\U'l.ui yiioaly cannot bo piovtiled for such Indian dill- rtriui , and to au amount nvt exceedlnc 49 per rent of the amounts so used for the llscnl .vcnr IS * > " ' . Provided , further. That the foregoing phnll not npply to public schools of nny state , territory , county or city , or to ichool herein or hcrenftcr specifically provided for Mr. Lodge said this Amendment sought to undo what congress had deliberately deter mined upon as the future policy of congres for gradually abolishing sectarian schools After full discussion but year the Indian bill provided that sectarian schools were to bo discontinued after July 1 , 1S97. Now this amendment brought thru * schools Into life and again reopened the whole question , 1 was brought here In absolute dUrcgard o the action of congress last je.ir. The policy of last year was the tr'jc American policy Mr. Lodge said. Mr. Teller , republican of Colorado , salt ho opposed sectarian schools , but ho sup ported the amendment because It was bcttc to contlnuq the sectarian schools for a yea or two rather than turn the Indian schoo children out of school , AS the govornmcn was not prepared to furnish eudlclcnt schoo facilities. Mr. Oalllnger , republican of New Hump shire , said the senate was confronted wit ] the same old plea that the Indian chlldrci would bo turned out of school. Holland hue settled thl.s question 300 years ago , and ye the United States senate , at the close of the nineteenth century , was threshing over the old ( [ liesHen of separating church and state How many centuries would It take us to set tto this question ? Every church dcnomlna tlon In the country , save one , refused to go on with this sectarian policy. "Which one docs the senator refer to ? ' asked Mr. Allen. "Tho Roman Catholic church , " answerei Mr. Galllngcr. " 1 have no concealments I do not arraign that church , but I merely rcclto a fact of history. " PETTIGIIEW EXPLAINS. Mr. I'cttlgrow , In charge of the bill , sale the amendment wns In line with the policy of gradually abolishing sectarian schools.V vvoro approaching the end , but by radlca action thousands of Indian children were to bo turned out of school. The senator salt this opposition came from the Indian Right association , which had Its center In Massa chusetts , and he was tired , he said , of th "contemptible hypocrisy" of that assocla tlon. tlon.Mr. Mr. Oalllnger declared such language to ward a great association was unjustifiable. Mr. Wllaon said he had seen considerable of the Indians , and having seen the expendl ture of about $15,000.000 for Indian education under the present sjstcm , he believed In dlan children returned to the breech clou and the blanket after getting a. smattering of education. Mr. Palmer , democrat of Illinois , spoke o the great good done by the churches In cle vatlng the Indians. The Catholics had take the lead on some llnctt , the Methodists am I'reshytcrlaiiB had led In othera. Now why nuked Mr. Palmer , should the bcnato ralw : this miserable question to embarrass a worth v , ork. Mr. Lodge , referring to Mr. Pettlgrow' statement , spoke of the eminent standing o the Indian Rights association. He said als that his opposition was not directed again ? any one chuich. He did not believe mono } should bo appropriated for a Presbyterlai oahool or a Methodist school , or'any othc particular - -church.- > .etwy-'fijiould tocoi" public money. Because the Roman Catholl was the only sect to which the approprlatlo applied It did not signify any llltbcraltem nor did It Justify the suggestion of the sen ator from Connecticut ( Ilawlcy ) that thi WA an attack upon any particular church and was Inspired by demagogy. The pub lie money should be spent for public pur poses , without regard to creed or religion. TOLLER TIEFUTES. Mr. Teller contioverted the statement o the Washington senator that educated In dlans went back to the brcechclout and th blanket. The government education hac done Incalculable good. Mr. Pcttlgrcvv added that a full blooded Sioux Indian was sitting in the senate gallery who was a graduate from Amhcrst colleg and of the Massachusetts Medical college- . Mr. Hoar tcvlcned the history of denom ( national schools among the Indians , saying that tlio s > stem had been Inaugurated b ; General Grant Ilut , ho declared that General oral Grant himself would have been ar prompt as anyone else would have been to drop the system upon the discovery o abuses. The aenator paid a high trlbuto to lila former townsman of Worcester , Maw Dr. Conaty , now rectoi of the Catholic unl \erslty , and spoke of the latter'a address on coming hero as a lofty expression for ad herencc to the constitution. It was agreed that a vote on tlic cchoo Item should bo ( alien at 1 p. m Monday The Indian hill was then laid aside. Mr. Plait fcald the execution of four men In the Indian Terrltoiy ne.\t Thursday turnci upon the action of the omito on the bll regulating judicial pioceduro there , and he would , therefore , presb for final action Mon day. day.The The bill waa passed giantlng right of vv.ij through the Port SpoKane military reserva tlon to the St. Paul , Minneapolis d Manitoba rallrcad company. At j 1C the eenatc held a short executive , and then adjourned. viM/.tiivs ) < . MUSS MIGHTS. I'ri'Klilcnt ( 'rt < Ni 'H lli'NNimriVII1 .Not lie ll.-nil I lllll Tlim-Hilii ; . ( Cuiijrlclit. IM7. l > > I'IPSS J'ubllfliliiK Company ) CARACAS , Venezuela , Feb. 20. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The congress of Vi-nentela convened today In regular session. President Crespo's message will bo load ne\t Thursday. The Guiana boundary aihltratlon tleaty will lie consld ereil In the first days of March. A two-thirds majority In favor of accepting the treaty is ashuicO. The countiy IB peaceful. I ml I'm Trade ( ' | | | ) < H. LONDON , Kcb. 20. The plague and fam ine In India arc producing n cilsla In the Lancashire cotton trade , The collapse of the Indian trade has led to the Etoppago of thousands of looms. EaM Lancashire Is chlelly affected -inil the emploore contem plate a reduction of 10 per cent , and urge that an organized rcttilctlon of production Is nccewary to meet the trouble1. If a btrlko occur : ) 2SSSS ! ) looms will he Idle. l'oir ScuilH M , PalrlH , . n Yrm. MONTIIEAL , rib.,20. There urrlv > d hero yesterday from Jloiiio a etntuc of Sj : . Pat- tck , the right arm of which is sabl to con tain the real bom of th * Hh [ ; : 41 m of the latron saint of lioiand. It hah boon scut by order of the pupe to add eclat ! u the BOldon jubilee of .St. Patrick "a jmilsli here , whUi I a Ufa plai-o lliU > c r. l' | | ti iit > Hi , . OiuxnlUK of I'arlliijiit-iii , OITAWA. Out. . Kcb. . 'O. Thr opi'nlng of Mrliumcnt has been postponed from March 1 to Mm oh 24 MIIIM-- fur I'r in I n Mitlt-roi . MONTJU.'Al , . I'uK Ivl , Tbo Star's India famlup fuut ! imbed the } 35,000 mark to- Uy. ' DEMANDS OF KROGER They Oauso Mr. Chamberlain to Sot Hi loot Down Hard. INDEMNITY IS CONSIDERED EXORBITANT England Mtvy Hetallato wit'a Oountsr Claim for 1880 Raid , TRANSVAAL HZARING CLOSED TO WOMEN Fair Sex Not Allowed to Attend Inquisition on Cecil Rhodes , DR. NANSEN'S ' BOOK CREATES INTEREST Arctic n\l > Iorer IM ItcliiK IVtort on Al Slilt'M liy ItlH .NiniioriiiiM Ail- inlrerH I'ropiirntloiin for Julilluc. ( CopjrlRht , 1527 , by the Associated 1'rcss ) LONDON , I'eb. 20. The sensation of th week In Parliament was not caused by th Cretan question , but by the dramatic man ner In which Mr. Charaoerlaln announce that a telegram had been received from th British agent at Pretoria saying that Prcs Ident Krugcr had filed a bill of Indemnlt against the British government , which Is t pay It , or "cause it to bo paid , " as a rcsul of the Jameson raid. < Mr. Chamberlain rcac the items as If they were a. tradesman's bll ( 677,938 , 3s , 3d being asked as a "materia charge" and 1,000,000 for "moral and Intel lectual damage , " not Including "lceltlin.it private claims which may be advanced" ; emphasizing the shillings and pence. Ir every word of his short reply he manage to express every possible phase of scorn , do llanco and contempt. This unmistakable evidence that Mr. Chamberlain has fluallj put his foot down Is hailed with general de light. A now departure In the dramatic duel be tvvcon the secretary of state for the colonle and President Kruger has been reached am It Is likely the government will present a counter claim for the Uoer raid Into Brills ! territory in 1SSG , which , according1 to parlla mcntary returns , cost Great Britain ovc 1,000,000. At yesterday's ( Friday's ) session of th Parliamentary committee , which Is enqulr Ing Into the Transvaal raid , the absence o two women who were present the first daj excited considerable comment. Their absence senco , It now develops , was duo to the inltla live of Joseph Chamberlain , who. at a prl vato meeting of the committee , Insisted tha In vlow of the exclusion ot the general pub He , the presence of these two women , wh aio Identified prominently with the cause o Colonel Cecil Rhodes , would be compromls Ing to tha committee's proceedings , and I was resolved to restrict the attendance t reporters , members , of the House of Lords o Hous'cTof "Commons , and private secretaries JohnrHays Hammond , thAmerlcan engl ' ' ' " * " " 'ne'er "and"former meinfior of tile" Johannes burg reform committee , starts for Africa on Saturday. Ho will remain In that part o the world for three months. QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE. Most of the colonies have already acccptei the Invitation of the secretary of state to the colonies , Joseph Chamberlain , to sem representations of troops to the queen's diamond mend jubilee celebrations and they are ox pec ted to greatly enhance the attraction o the processions. Canada , New South Wales Queensland , South Austialla , New Zealand the Cape ot Good Hope , Natal , Trinidad am Cjprus are sending cavalry , the troopers to bo sent by the latter being mounted Zap- tlehs. Some Infantry and artillery are torn Ing from elsewhere , as far distant as tin. Gold Coast , Georgetown and Hong Kong. A general ofllcer will be appointed to com mand the whole force. The visitors will be housed In the military barracks of the home districts. Rear Admiral T , O , Selfrlclge and the ofll- cers of the United States Mediterranean squadron are at Cannes , where they have been entertalnltiB the lesldents and the offi cers of the Trench , .Mediterranean squadron There was a brilliant reception on boarc thu flagship San Francisco , at which the prefect of the Maritime Alps , the United States ambassador to France , James B. Eus- tls , Consul General Mora , 1r William and Lady Johnson , Eugene Hlgglns and others were present. The United States ambastador , T. K. Bay ard , up to the present 1ms received no In timation of thu date the queen will receive him at Windsor. In the meanwhile he U receiving dally scores of Invitations to pub He and ptlvato functions , which ho Is un able to answer until the Windsor date li fixed. The University of Cambridge will con fer the degree of LL D. upon Mr. BayarJ before the latter leaves England. It Is re ported that J. II. Custer , second secretary of the United States legation , will bo made charge d'affaires here , as .Mr , Bayard star's for Italy on March t * DR. NANSEN'S BOOIC. Dr. Nansen's book , which the Constables published on Monday In two sumptuous 'vol umes , is the literary scntallon of the week and a great success. It Is bolng boomed 'In all the book stores and libraries and the papers gencially are lavish In their praloe of the work. The cxploier himself Is con tinuing his triumphal piogiess in Scotland , vvhtro ho Is being feted on all sides Cam bridge university la to confer a dcgrto upon Ir Nansen. Another book which was awaited with much Interest Is OIlvo Schrlcndcr's Troopci Peter Hallut. " Ilut this Is a dis appointment. It Is a ferocious attack on Cecil Rhodes , as being the Incarnation of the nodcin commercial bplrlt , and makes many accusations of cruelty against the British Chartered .South African company. Lord William Berosford , repljlng to a resolution elution of congratulation from the town council of DorKlug , near which the Deep- JCMO ( the Ileresford estate ) Is situated , tajo t has given the greatest satisfaction to Lady Icrceford and hlmuelf , adding ( hat the ) rusted that thu blah of their eon would orge another link In the chain of sjtnpathy vhiiU bound them to the town. The Ice carnival at the Prince's club , on vVcdnccda ) Itut , was a brilliant success. . .adlcx Randolph t'huichlll , Mlnto , Colc ColebropKi" , Evelyne Cavendish and other cll Knur i : people , all dressed In red , gave of tl.atlng. The feature of the was u cotillon , said to be the first Imc i | has t > pn attempted on skatra. The .rlric ? of Waler. the duchcui of Teck , thu hike and duchess of Devonshire , Lord ami . .ady L-insdowne , Locd and Lady Iudle > , .ady Terence Blackwood and Mrs , Arthur 'agctcro among those present. Tte chief event of the theatrical week has been the bad luck ot the Lyceum the ater , necessitating the poilpofioment of "Mine. Sans Gene , " owing to the fact that Ellen Terry Is suffering * frofn Inflycnza. " Consequently the Lycetiitt Jiad" been closed for a week , when It will 1-copcn * ltu a revival of "Richard 111. ' Among the chief marked theatrical suc cesses In London are thcjnsw plays at the Court , which arc crowding the houses. CONST ! * icn ASKS rtm w.ui .SHIPS , - j p , Koport ( if SorlniiM Triitttilr Ovrr Al- IOKLM ! Murder of ml Ainct-lfiiii. NEW YORK , Keb. 26. A dispatch to th < Herald from Jacksonville , eays : Conau General Leo has requested In Urgent term1 that the United States goveifimcnt send wai ships to Cuba , because- thf attitude of UK Spmlsh authorities In relation to the nllegec murder of Dr. Ruiz , an American Ucntlst , It the Guanabacao prison , NEW YORK , Peb. 20. A special to tin World from Washington , sayat Consul Gcn < cral Lee cabled from Havana to the State dc- partment this evening that he has 4iade , .1 formal request of Acting Captritn Genera ! Ahumada for permission to exhume the boJj ot Dr. Rlcardo Ruiz , an American dcntlsl who was found dead In n jirlioii nt Guana' barao. The guards allcgo IDat Ruiz com' milled suicide , but Information was con veyed to General Lee thai ho was murdered , It waa desired to disinter tht ! body to deter mine whether It Avas n cap * of murder 01 suicide. General Lee reported that his re quest , In every way reasonable ! ! and made In the usual manner , was refused , and all his efforts to have the refusal rescinded hail proved Unavailing. Ho asked Instruction ! from the State department. Assistant Secretary RockhUt immediately laid the communication before Secretary 01- rey and In the next ho-.r And a half three or four communications w ro held on the subject. General Leo was till ec ted to renew his request for the cyhumlng of the body of Dr. Ruiz and to ins'lst ' upon compliance with his demand. In less thaiutvvo hours nftei the receipt of General Leo'a cablegram Sec retary Olney went to the executive mansion Later the matter was callqiPto the attention of Senor do Lome , the Spalilsh minister , with the request that ho straljjhhvAy have lib , government Instruct Its repiesentatlvo In Cuba to give full recognition tb the rights of the American consul CUIIAAS It OUT TIIBJ , K -nj.il Into n Trnp mill Mail } Slio't Down. HAVANA , Feb. 20. Ajscvere fight oc curred between somoro1t _ General Gomez's band anil a detachmcrR ot - Hayana- volunteers teers from Weyler's vanguard , , fifty-six miles east of Santa Clara , on SUnday. The Insurgents defeated the Sp/tnljsK'ytroops / and ' captured one piece of artfn'ejjpand forty meri , Including four otnce.is' Thc fight was a fierce one , the InsurgeqtaNtocIng well In- treuchsd In the swahips \johbiaFla , where the Spanish had to cnter'almbit Iti single file. The Insurgepts Waited until ths Spanish troops had entered thp trap , and then they fired from all sl-les , being so well concealed tfa'at the Spanl/h .could not reply with effect. Seeing 'hb | men , thus slaughtered the Spanish qftlMr gave the command to retreat , Inil I b'ccatne a rout and hundreds of them were shot down , the Cubans folowlng them vtlthTanJiel * machete" harsX Spanish ' itfh l'V.K''r's ' tat flip " Cubans lost 200 .anu 'tho Spanish but five. The truth Is that It was one of the worst defeats sustained by any Spanish column , and with the greatest loss tot the Spaniards , considering the number1of men engaged. Wejler was terribly enraged on hearing of It. AM ) fci'Ajvi/vJins cr , VSH. Kit-roe UiiKTiiKviiiciit Lux dimSci ( ! Mourn , In Wlileli liixurKoiitN AVIn. CINCINNATI , Feb. 20. A' special to the Commercial Tribune from Key West says A report reached here lat ? tonight of 111- mors In Havana of a ifl fight In Santa Clara province on Tuesday between 1,500 Spaniards and 1,200 Cubans under Gomez which lasted seven hours ; /Hie Insurgents cut down the Spanish forces first with ar tillery and then with the machette , the Spaniards fleeing for their , lives In great disorder. The losses on both sides weic heavy , the Spaniards loslhg the most men The Cubans captuied ail the ammunition stores and guns , Including four fit-Id pieces and quantities of small arms. No details can be had tonight , nof Van the name of the Spanish general engaged bo learned. IHsnl'nUConflict. . LONDON , Feb. 20 Tho.British consul at Canea , Island of Crete , reports that the lightIng - Ing between the 'Pinkish garrison of Fort Voukolls , consisting of 300 soldlera and 100 Cretan Mussulmans , and the Greeks , was desperate. The garrison drove the Greeks back thrcs or four miles , but the Turks wen finally forced to retire , before the gieatb superior numbcia of thu Greeks , and enl > eighteen of the Mussulmans succeeded In cutting their way to th < ? Turkish outpost at Alllklana. ItofiiNi-il ( o 1'roloiiK Ilic TI- < -IIJ. STOCKHOLM , Feb. 20. Tie second cham ber of the Ryksdag today by a vote of IOC lo 100 rejected the propcsal to proloig the commercial trcatj belvveon SvoJen ( and Nor way , which the first chamber had prcvlouhl ) negatived .IIIIU-N Iti-iiiiinilfil for Aiiollit'r A\VoU. LONDON , Feb. 20. Latlm'er R. Jones , the American speculator and horse dealer , who as arrested on January 20 at Scarborough on an extradition warrant cliarelng him with forgeries , was again rem nded for u week. . GALVESTON. Tex , , Feb.J20 , The twelfth annual session of the Nailo'pnl Editorial as sociation adjourned to ine6t next year at ) cnvcr. The follow Ing officers were elected resident , Louis Holtman , Democrat , Brazil , ml ; first vice- presided , J. , 0. Junkln , Hul- otln. Sterling , Kan.j recording secretai > , \rthur E Pierce , Anclcht ! Order Unlteil VorKmen Record , Denver , Cole , , correspond. ng secretary , W. J. M. Pago. Democrat , Jeisoyvllle , 111 ; treasurer , J , 0. Glbbs , Re flector , Norwalk , O. ' , - jy lln > Su | > mlM Kour In > H in u Mine. SHAMOKIN. Pa. . Teb 20 , After Sander- ng around the dark underground chdmbera of the Reliance mine since last Monday Vllllo Majorlalk , aged 11 jcars , was rcccuc4 oJay In an exhausted condition by a party of miners. The boy bad toein without food , drink or light. Ho baa entered the mine vlth two cornpanlons'lty way of an old drift. > ut ho got separated from them while utop- 'Ing to light his lamp. Ha wandered about ecKlng on exit until ho dropped from ex- laiihtlon , f llrlil Killing U'liM FREIHOLI ) , N. J < Feb. 20A verdlt cl cqulttal uaa rcnderitl today In thu case o Vllllam Sholes , tlic bareback rider , who In a eon on dial here the last two day charged vlth manslaughter , j He ivsa charged nit ! Illlng Aiu-jii Croft ; a barteTjder , In a hole. t Rcdbank. Tliu evidence ahotvcd ttat ( be hooting EMPEROR IS CHILLI William Gives tie ! Greek Minister at Berlin the Gut Direct. HE UTTERLY IGNORES THAT GENTLEMAN Shows the Turkish Ambassador Marked Attention in Public. EXERCISIS SORT OF PRESS CENS01SHI ? German Newspapers Extremely Cautious in Discussing Eastern Matters. COURSE DICTATED BY THE GOVERNMENT RrrniiitiAiUlM'il by ilic SlnnlHlmrw /.cltutiK lo Oe-t-tiiiy Crete Until ( irevuc HUM I'alil HITr ! - I man 1S97 , b } the AfFCiclntoil 1'rcts ) UERL1N. 1-eb. M. On the receipt of nlarnv Ing news from Crete , Emperor William can' ccled a number of private engagements , am ! plunged Into feverish political activity. Hi even absented himself from the fetes at Pots' dam , given In his honor by the Hussai Guards and held Instead a two bouts' coiv Terence with 1'rlnce Hohenlohe. Ills majcstj also had a lengthy confetcnce with the lead ing ambassadois on Monday , Tuesday ami Wednesday and It was temarUed that on Wednesday evening , at the subscription ball at the opera house , ho drew the Turkish am bassador aside , and animatedly convcreed with him in a fileiullv way. Thla was li : mniKvl contiast wltb bis treatment of the Greek minister , whom he nad ignored since Monday. At the wish of the government , the German newspapers generally have bees extreme ! } cautious In discussing eastern mat ters , and there will be no discussion on the subject In the Reichstag until the naval budget Is rearhetl. Only a few of the Gei- man papers 'lave ' advanced definite propos als. The Straalsburg Zeltuug advises Gel- many to occupy Crete herself until Giecce las paid her German eieclltc.ro. The annual meeting of the redeiatlon of Husbandmen In Derllu this week was even more violent In lone than that of last > car. The president , Herr von I'loetz , a conserva tive mcmbar of the Kelchbtug , in his openIng - Ing spcch expressed confidence In Cm- peror William's promise to aid suffering agriculture. He condemned the whole cab inet , which , he asserted , was Intiigulng foi a radical revolution of the parties to under mine rojal authoilty. WORKMEN'S MEETINGS DISBANDED The Prussian and Saxon governments took an Important step this week. They have forbidden the state railroad employes to join the national union In Lelpslc , and thu association has been disbanded by the po lice. A maEH meeting of the vvorktrjiyi ol the Prussjan loads on Wednesday near Ham burg jirotcsted , against this prohlbltlo as being uncon3tltufional 'anil 'cUJnicil ie-titlH to strike and form societies. The reason for the action of the authori ties .appears to be the fact that the so cialists arc behind the tallroad agitation. Theie has been great sin prise In the discovery that Gorman pork , duly In'-pectcil and stamped by a government olllccr as free from trichinae , has , nev erthele&s , ba'en found to bo Infected In several catcs latc-l.v in Ilerlln and Sandau. The proposal before the Berlin municipal council to contribute 100,000 marks to the William I ecntenary fete" , of which sum 1U5.000 marks is to decorate the streets , ia meeting with unespectc'd opposition. The twenty-one Freisliinlge members liavo for mulated a declaration that Instead of wasting the morey In this manner they ought to devote It to chailty. lr Ahlwardt declares lie Is batisfled with liU American tiip , where , lie saja , he formed seventeen antl-Seinetle clubs , and founded a newspaper with 30,000 subscrlbera , from which lie is drawing large profit * . He rc- luses to resign his .scat In the Reichstag , and InteniU to icsumc his anti-Jewish .iglutlun forthwith. EMPEROR SNUBS MR. UIIL. At the opera house ball Emperor William did not converse with the United States ambassador , Edwin F. Dili , with Mis. Uhl or with the other Americans , as he had done In previous } cari > . About fifty Amoileans weio picscnt , including the staffs of the United State-s embassy and consulate Mis. Wlnthrop of New York and Princess Ljno , At the big costume ball at the Schloss on Wednesday next the empress will appear in an exact counterpart of Queen Lmilc. : WMIu taking his dailj constitutional with the e > mpiesH In the Thleirfaiten on Tuesila > the emperor passed a laborer , who .stated at him , but did not salute- . His majesty re turned , called upon the man to halt and then , touching his hat in military fashion , ho said "My man , If ) ou ito not wish to t > a- liltu jour ompetor , at least you might pay piopct- respect to the empress" Then , tinn ing on hid heel , the emperor left the nun t landing In a state of great ablanlshment. The infiuuuj epidemic has now reached a climax In this town. There have been few fatulltlcs , but * thousands of cabes have been reported , and whole families have been proitratcd. Th ; American students gave a Lowell cel ebration on Friday , at which the United Elates ambassador picMlded. Prof. Hattleld of Evanston university gave Interesting reminiscences of Jamea Kustcll Lowell , Bayard Tajlor , Dancioft and Longfellow. Washington's birthday will he more ex tensively celebrated r here on Monday thai , usual. The United States ambassador will give a reception , and In tbo evening , under the ausplcca of the embassy , there will bo a dance and a concert at the Kalscrhoff. 1:1111:11011VIIIIAM : is run in , DOI-H Acil I.IKc II HiTiuiHSallNliur > ( It i-rliiriii-il HH 1'liiiiN. ( CnpjrlKht , 1507 , | i > tlitmoclutid I'rcts ) LO.\nON.Feb , 20 The Cretan question s nov\ foremost In the public mind , and the newspapers publish columns on the sub- lect. The marquis of Salisbury'a refusal to 'ollovv the suggestion of Emperor William of Germany and blockade the Piraeus Is tvarmly praised In Great Ilrltaln , and his suKgcctlon to the powers that Crete be 'ranteJ autonomy similar to that ot the iland of Samoa Is uell received in many quarters , as affording a solution of the pioblem which Gree-co ran accept without oo great a tacrlflco of national pride This proposition , It la understood , alto flmlti favor n Paris , where popular feeling U pro- Hellenic , The continental correipondenti of the Bogllih av papera all expatiate on the THE BEE BULLED WcMher Torccnet for Nf I ra k 1 , Ncnitp Il cumr Inillvn KriiKcr's OrnmiulK Kxnr Ilmpprnr > Illlnin Sntibo | .SpunliiriM Criticise tlinl 2 , Colin U. Davidson rolii Imposition Itoomcrs In .YrTRTTffifn. 3 , Direct Itnunty on SIIRIP llect . 1'ortrr'K I'lnn . to Smo Mnnc > Mnnro Mny l > rnin Ire pciitlnn , I , I.ust Week In Oiiiiilni Sorlul Clrrlr * . K , I'oKtnllkc llroUrruK" Vrtnrd , Hot Deliit < - In CoiKre : . ritliiiiniii < Arrhon at Civrviin. 0 , t'oinult lllulTA l.ocitl .Mutters. louit l.rl | liith NrtV4. 7 , Velit.v . ( Irl.t of .Sporting Ci ) li. Kurly HprlneVluel WlitnportnK" > 8. Kelme * from tliu Auto Itootni. ( I , AVtiiTO Oil VVim rir.it "Struck. " 10. VVonmn : Her WIIJH unit Her World , 11. " 1 hn Mutable .Aliitiy. " IS. llilltorlnl unit Coinincnt. 13. Note * on Crltle-nl Stiuly of History. ClironolOK } of tliu l.mt Week. Aiiiuienient Notei unit Coinincnt. II. Coinlnrn lul and rinniulitl Xe8. . 10. "Anron In thn Hit Woiiiln. " I'rcmlc'r of I'ncliind , plquo of Emperor William at the marquis of SalUbtirj's attitude , which openly dis played Itself In his last Interview with the llrltlsh ambaEeador ut Hcrlln , while Count von Hatfcldt , the Herman , ambassador here , la reported to have had a heated conversa tion with the marquis of Salisbury. It appears that Emperor William per sonally Insisted with the foreign govern ments In favor of his proposal. This ac tion Id stated to bo due to his majesty's desire to overcome the Reichstag's opposi tion to his naval projects. He decided to Initiate a very active and stern policy with out having a ship In the Levant. The adop tion of his proposal to blockade the Piraeus would have been a personal triumph for the emperor , and the opposition would have been obliged to agree to Increase the strength of the German navy In order to uphold the national honor. This scheme , however , was knocked on the head by the marquis ot Salisbury's opposition. The Turkish government H uneasy at the powers over this question , fearing It might cause a bieakup of the European concert , which would mean an Immediate explosion in the Halkans and the subsequent disrup tion of Turkej. Opinion Is universal that Ciete now never will return to the Turkish j'oke. The Is land will cither become Independent or a part of Greece The chief danger now Is a collision on the Thessallan frontier. The ne\v& that Turkej has ordered her fleet to be moblll7 d was received with derision throughout Europe. Ono ncvvspiper bug- sests that the Turkish Ironcladn are more suitable for oyster boats than for fighting. At a dinner of the Eighty and Russell clubs , at Oxford this evening , John Morlcy , M. P. , said : "One thing Is certain , beyond all doubt , and that is , Orotfi must be liberated once and tor all from _ Turkish contiol , concert or no conceit of the powers. The pigmy povv r of Greece has done what the werepowerless to accomplish. " AI-PU \ rd'rnij'VlU'i3KS. . ' ! ' < ! IH Tin-ill AVIiIlc ) ( - ( - - to Aiuicx iHlllllll Of Cl Oil * . ATHENS , Feb. 20. A statement madeby the king Is published to the effect that he has sent an envoy to one of the povvcis and inndo every effort to call the favorable at tention of Eurouo to the situation in Cietc , but with the exception of the mixed gen darme and the so-called leforms , nothing had icsulted. Continuing , the king bald * "My patience became exhausted , and I de cided to annex the Island of Crete whose body and soul Is Greek. This elrcislon , per haps , provoked the powers to additional coercive measures agalnsi me , but the whole of Hellenism Is with me. I have crdeicd my army not to abandon the Island under any circumstances Crete w 111 be administratively orgatiUed as soon as pos sible. " rmTAsii , i % \\oit or t'vio.v. ' \ < lU > 'I III.I'M 111 till * iNlllllll Oil (111 ! Proposition. CANEA , Island ot Crete , Feb. 20. All the provinces of Crete have voted lor the union of the Island with Greece. The result of the vote has been communicated tn the con suls In the various touns of the island. lllxlNtH III ! till * ( JlCt-Us IJERLIN , Fob 20 Tbo North German Gazette , In an Inspired statement , sa > s that Gcinnny Is picpaie-d to negotiate on the marquis of Sallsbuiy's pioposols In regaid to the futuio organisation of Cieto , provided that Greece Is foiced to tetlie and that Greek annexation of Crete Is put out of considera tion. _ < * l\ lit IIT JIV AN liiiKCIIH I'lni- ( .IIIKI-K lint tieIn ( lil- ciiKit Cliroiilt-li' I'lesH Itooin , CHICAGO. Pob 20. lly an cxploblon of natural gas In the preis room of the Chronicle this morning six persori were burned and about ? 10000 damage was done. 'I wo per sons. John McMillan , foreman , and Matthew Hayne , mailer , are said to bo dangerously hurt The explosion was canted by a leak In the pipes near the press room. The force of the explosion shook the build ing te. Its foundation , hurling the woikmcii to the floor. A moment later flames were discovered eating their way through the woodwork immediately below the sidewalk on Washington Mrect. It required an hour to entirely subdue the flames , Those painfully but not dangciously In jured wereLawls Hargiovc , chief engl- ncet ; Cl.arlcs Dupuu , clerk ; Alfred Stclngcr and Benjamin Mc.MI'lan ' Several paEbcrsby wore blown off their feet by the explosion , Great Inconvenience waa caused In thu Jouinal counting and composing rooms. Smoke poured Into the former from the liabcment of the adjoining building and teen liccamo so dense that work uaa lmpoi > < > lbl . No damage was done , howcvrr , .Silver hrrvlro for ( lieTCMIH. . GALVESTON , Te-b. 20 In the- pretence of 10,000 people the handsome dinner service mrchaeed by popular subicrlptlon from cltUens of Texas al a cobt ot f5,000 na * . > rescntcd to the battleship Tp\ae 'Ihu ox- crclses took pit.c on the beach , Govi-rnoi C. A , Cnlberoon made the presentation epeech. Lieutenant George T. Jrstcr , In be half of Stephen 11 Austin chapter of Daugh- : ers of the Republic , prt-ientvd u Lone Slar Flag. The San Juclijto chapter of Dauglum of the Republic presented the Texas a Texas Ibrary and the portrait ! * of Texan boiofn. uhlle the * Sidney Sherman ehapu-r of ( JIB laughters of the Republic piraiiiitul a ell- ter tea tervUe. Captain aijta of the Texa. responded to tbo addr'.iu lu be-half of tbci battlosblp , | BEGINNING IS GOOD Spain's ' Start to Kcform Its Colonial Policy Endorsed. EMILIO CASTELLAR'S ' BRIEF OPINION Applrvuds tbo Tondonoios of the Recent Oanovns Decrees. FRANCISCO SILVtLA CRITICISES THEM Complains of the Delay nml Lack of Clear Provisions. AMBIGUITY WILL CAUSE COMPLICATIONS Ihiccrtnlii 'I' < TIIIH IIH < < Ciilin'H 1'invvrw nml HoNtioiiNllilllIrN Iitn\c I lie Mailer A\VII > M Opcu til CIllHlU'H , ( Crr > rlRht , 1597 , by Trc" PulillrlilnR Coiupniiy. ) MADRID , Spain , Kcb. 20. ( Now York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Scnor Emlllo Castcllartho eminent Span ish republican statesman , gave to the World correspondent today the following statement In writing : I tun ovetwhelmed with work. Though t nuver Inck the denlre to work , 1 alvvuVH Inclc tlmo to accompllah till I wish to Nuvoithe- lesH , two words about your queries. At > our request I vviotc some reflections about a jenr tigo concerning the futuic , In which 1 predicted thill Cuba would be govorncil with more llbcrnllHtn In Us commoiclnl 10- lutlons ; I lunc lonson to bo Kind' tlmt my presentiment 1ms been mill/oil niul Hint my pcoplu sec I WIIH not mistaken. I , us : i writer , can only applaud the lendenclc's of thu nfotm ilecrocs. I nppiove them with all my lieait , and support them with all my power. I opi > ese nny devlgn of icduclnn them , vvluitcvei be Its origin. I deeplv liimented that we only curileil out after the pence of Hinjoii In 1S7S the Immune piojccl foi the abolition of Hl.ueiy , tlmtvc did not combine It wltb nil exten sive ssybtem of st'lf-governmcnt for Cuba ; that we icliaoed our stcpq even In coin- met clal liberty. With the piojects of Muin.i , Aliaizuza and Canovns , all defended by me , wo uga'u the tlmo loit ; vvo have dealt justice to Cuba , lostoilng her self-govoiumeiit , developlliB her commercial relalloi.s 1'rom the good , nothing but good can come. Therefore I am BiUlslicd , and tlnm you have my opin ion. Senor Castellar rcfcned to a long state ment he gave to the World March 27 , 1S33. FROM AN HMINBNT LAWYER. Don Francisco Sllveln , thu leader of the dissentient conscnathcs , alto made a state ment for the World. Ho Is a man of 48 > cars , a distinguished lawyer ( ho Is maklnfj f0,000 n year at the Madrid bar ) , a foj-mcr colleague of Maralial Campos an < ] Scnor Cancvas , and has umially held the portfolio of Jtotlco of the Ulterior since 1878 , when ever the conaervattvcs have been In office , ilc quarreled with Canovaa In 1S91 on the oipedlsnuy-oi reforming tlfij municipalaluiDco In Madrid and the morale of thu adminis tration generally , which Canovas and Romero Roblcdo had to tolerate for political ami electoral considerations. Hence the etrons position Senor Sllvcla occupies before the courts and the country. Ho la universally looked upon as the Inev liable Kiiccutaor to Canovas sonicday. . Senor Sllvela falil- I consider the hpltlt of the colonial rc- foimH so ptogiesalvu lh.tr no Rovinmont , no paity In Spain , evir will dale to min imize them or I evert to the old ways. My llrm belief Irt that the prewi-nt rcfoims nro only a.beginning and must ncctss.iilly lead to more complete autonomy , both on the grounds of c-\pedlfiicy and to cornet tbo defects In the pics-onl Hc-iemo which otherwise wise- would c.ni" " dllllcultlos anil conlllcta between Ppaln and hei colonies in the nvorkltiK of the cliiuscH ianting to Cuba anil Potto Ulco a ci-italn nmotint of auton omy In tailff mid financial mnttrri. I eei lalnly think Spain c-iin affoul to 1-lvo thouc colonlcu moie auto'iiomv. Naturally , with ItH res. onsilbllltleH mil burdens In the Blmpo of tax.itlon am ! dibt , Spain has a. right to reasonable protection on tbo colonial nial ni.ukatP for her ImportH against foreign jiroductH. DELAY IS Uni'LOHAJiLR. It Is a great pity that thes-o reforms vvc-ro not pttbllsncd and umliitiiKen much Hooncr , when Oencrul CiiinpoH c-nuiii - < o well liavo can led thorn out and tut short the war , when we could have piofltc-d by the excellent filomlb deposition of I'tcsldi'iit Cleveland ami ( Usrmed American hostility , it Is In comprehensible ; how Senor Canovat ) , after milking up his mind to icntrfu Ills polliy anil to apiily leforms tm un auxiliary lo military and diplomaticnctlo.i , did not un derstand tlmt It VVHB IndlttiJciiH iblo to pluco the execution of tlu < IK v pulley In tie | liiimlh of a new Koveinor gcnenil Instead of Wi'jlcr , who , In thei yes of CubinH , AmcrlratiH and Europe a IIH , IH seriously compromlHid by his own and thu Kovern- mcnt'H ill claratloiiH ( hat his inlxxlon waa ivvur and iipicssdon a iiolle-v thoroughly confirmed by lilH uetH hhiee anil not c-vui ledeemed b > any vei > MBal mllltiiy .sue- eess. Llko moHt Piianlnids , I find f tult with the leforms because thej are \aKUi' , contriiillu- tory. Incomplete ) , naught with pictcxtH for conipllcntloiiH In the tarlfiB , inidgetH , tic-.U- lc.s and commerce , and uiu ullciit on lhe > most linpoitant ( juuHtlon to , t-cltlcment of the Cuban debt. I think the btirdi u of tbo Cub in debt will and ( , tn he. divided bctvve-on Spain and the felony , vvhle-h mustacd-pt the coimequuice-H with tlio ailvantiiKCH of autonomy and re sign Itself to paying more than the Insignifi cant direct tuxcu hllhi rte levied I am coiivinceil that all .Sptnlaids , Includ- Intf our protc-ctlnnlsts , will assent to saeil- ilces to m ° et Culn and Amc-ile.i half way , ami that a lioinet rule policy , If sincerely and broadly cairled out , will hasten pacifi cation ovc-n It the utrueglo Is prolonged a few months to vanquish the Incconull.ibla lebcls. Spain hat ) re Hour ecu c-nough to faeo auch a proloiiKutlon of the war. AKTHl'Jl J3 , HOUailTON , ciiiviiAM : ) is TOvitrii ; A HOOIC. Will hiiniiMVliiit In tinVnturi - nf an Antoliloui iiih | > , CHICAOO , Tcb 20The I'obt's yal'hlllB- ' ton special says1'tevident Cleveland told Ills personal friend anil admit cr , cx-Comtnls- oloncr of Agriculture Colcman , that he was going to devote hi umio time during the next few years , or an Indefinite period , lo the. writing of a book on autobiographical lines , datlnji from hu ! rlectltm ti ) the maynr- alty of Iluffalo iluiui to .March 4 , 18U7. Ha Bays ho U going to n'lrd to private life no Far as hi IIIH > be permitted to do so , and will not engage In thn practice nt law. Ho has now arrlvr-d at the age of nearly CO yearn , iiul bc-lng In pitixcsvltn ot a comfortable competence * will divuto thu icmalnder of hla life to quiet purjults , lit suld he has been ucumulatln * ; a laigo amount of data Ixarlnc upon the subject une ! would take hla tliuu to complld tlii * Htui ) that ho lutuniled to au complete aa poulblu ,