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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE. ESTABLISHED JUNE 11) ) , 1871 , OMAHA , MCXNDAY MOKNI G , NOVEMBEK s , 1397. SLNGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. NO RIGHT OF SEARCH Spanish Jurists Hecognlzj the Absurdity of Proposed Measure. 4 TENABLE WHEN WAR ACTUULY EXISTS Present Insurrection Eoes Not Warrant the Extreme Application , PEOPLE OF MADRID LAUGH AT RUMORS Sc&ro Not Tot Serious in the Spanish Capital , DECREES OF RFORM ! TO BZ PIHLISHED Abolition n ( Special Colonial l tlon , Kxteiihlon of SnlVriitre mill Guarantee of Sincerity or ICIec- tloiiK l.eml ( lie.Vny. . ( PopyrlBht , 1M7 , by frets Publishing Company. ) MADRID , Nov. 7. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Spanish Ju- lats naturally consider the rules of Interna tional law only penult the right of search when belligerency actually exists , and other powers have been duly notified , as all Eu- rcpcin governments that adhere to the treaty of Paris of 1S3S recognize. They also admit that a s'.ato of war had not been notified by Spain In' CuLa , but they arc of the ! opinion that the Insurrection existing there entitles Spalr. to a. stricter observance of neutrality on the port of friendly govern ments than the United States have shown. Spanish lawycru a < id diplomatic circles In JHdrld lake no cognizance yet of Spain hav ing sounded the disposition of Eurcpean gov ernments concerning the right of search within 01 outside 'tho rules of International l < iw , tlio general Impression being that it Is not likely that most governments , especially great maritime powers , would assent to rearcii outside the case of duly recognized belligerency. Nothing Is known In diplo matic circles , nor Is It believed probable that the Madrid government harbors for the tlmo'being any Idea of < x memorandum on this feature , or the general aspect of the Cubanl question , and the relatinis of Spain with the United Stitcs , as the Madrid foreign olflce Is perfectly aware of tha very friendly , but purely platonlc , attitude of the grc < H powers. Exaggerated minors , floated In financial circles yesterday and reproduced toJay In the Madrid proan , found llltlo credence , as no body believes the relations between Soaln and the United States have come to anything apcircaslilng a critical point , especially In view of the fact that the government will publish In the Gazette shortly a royal decree abolishing all exceptional legislation In Cuba nnd Porto Rico and assimilating colonial Jcgls'atlon with Spanish on all points ; also establishing universal suffrage with nu merous guarantees to ensure the sincerity of elections. Political amnesty and political homo rule will bo established by other royal tib.-rees In a fortnight and Spaniards think these concessions , with Marshal Blaneo's cciclllatory policy , the maximum advances Spilncan make to hasten the r-iclflcatlon of Cuba and meet the wlahes of the United Blates. Evc-n if the two governments should not agree Ui appreciation of the delicate question raised In the Spanish note In regard to filibustering expeditions and the observ ance of the usages ot comity between nations on the part of the United States toward Snaln. mcst neonle In this country cannot bring themselves to believe that America would take this difference of opinion as a pretext for altering the present cordial rela tions on the eve of the commencement of anew now policy In Cuba. I have ascertained from a. high source and am authorized to state that neither Sagas'a nor any other Spanish minister has thought of searching American vessels , and , equally thcro Is no foundation for reports attributing to them any Intention to attempt to obtain suopoit of other powers In the matter. ARTHUR E. HOUGHTON. 'ACCEPT ' THE Al'l'UIXTMUNTS. lllnni'o'H NoiiiliieoN for 1'rov- Inehil finvornorM lleelile to Serve. MADRID , Nov. 7. The government has received a cable message from the autonomist leaders In Cuba accepting on behalf of the party the appointments 'tendered represen tative autonomists on the nomination ot Marshal Blanco , among them the provincial governorships , which have been assigned as follaws : Province of Havana , Senor Jcne Jlruzon ; Plnar f. MUo , Senor Marcos Garcia ; Puerto Principe , Senor Rafael Vasallo ; San tiago do Cuba , Senor Enrique Caprllcs. Sonar Francisco do Anna , a reformist , has been appointed governor of Mantazas province. The cabinet council has approved the pro posal of political amnesty for Cuba and the Philippine Islands. The government denies the report that the failure to take action with regard to the remarks made by General Woyler to the deputations that waited on him shortly before ho left Havana , In the result , of any sugges tion on the subject received from Washing ton , No communications have been re ceived from the American government on 'that ' matter. El Liberal , referring to "mysterious threats made In Now York by people inter ested In separatist affairs , " and "to the revelation ot glgantlo immoral speculation , " says ; "No doubt anxiety has greatly Increased during the last twenty-four hours. It Is Icnown that the Cuban revolutionary commit- tco Is trying to placu war bonds among fili busters , offering ridiculous and imaginary guarantees , "Tho committee proposed also to stamp dollar pieces , 'Redeemable when the Spanish troops have evacuated Cuba , ' "Wo have done everything to assure peace in Cuba and have thereby acquired the good will of Europe and International right. "Theroforo wo should not tolerate offensive Interference , and wo con meet tranquilly any complications arUlngout of such Interfernco. Wo do not bellcvu the United States govern- niKiit will associate itself with those adven turers , but s ho u hi this ever happen we must not deviate from the line ot conduct that honor and duty dictates , " The senators and deputies of the Spanish Cuban party met yesterday and renewed their ( irotcrtt against any scheme of homo rule for Cuba. According to a cable message from Havana tint court-martial tomorrow will try only such members cf tha Competitor crow as are American * . \VAIT KOU MKIXI.I5V'S MKSSAO15 li Slieeiilatorn Anxloim to I.eiirn Hie l > ret. I lie n I'M I'nxl tlon. LONDON. Nov. 7 , The money market la easier , but not to any extent , U la ex pected that only u portion of the loans duo at the Bank ot England will 'ho paid ami the outside * supplies are unusually email PUcumit rates cannot fall whllo money con tinues scarce , The gold demand for the continent Is utrong and ithero aie reports that gold \\lll EOOH lit ) sent to India. 'tr ' > thus ri-aton rates are likely to remain at their present level. In stocks huslness la only moderate niovenicnta ore Irregular and there 1a noth ing at all doing lu homo railways. The upccHalnty as 'to Cuba , the victory of Tamruany hall In the municipal election In New York and professional Belling have all tended to deprc&s American SEcurttcn | which went down from 'two to lour poltua lust .week. recent rli la wheat left & market 1 weak and when realizations commenced i prtces fell. There Is a deposition to await President McKlnlcy's message to congress before buying. Prices yesterday , however , did not reflect the falling oft in New York , though 'New ' York Central nharcs and Eric preferred fell 1U points each. Southern Hallway preferred shares rose 1H points ; Wabosh debentures , 1' Reading sscoud pre ferred , % ; Reading flrot preferred , % ; Southern ordinary. % ; Like 'Shore ft. Mich igan Southern , ' ,4 ; Chicago Milwaukee & St. Paul , % ; .Northern Pacific ordinary , H ! Northern Pacific preferred , % . Grand Trunk railway shares kept hard through the week , because of the Rood pn sper.ts of the roud. The mining market was extremely quiet. MOUAr.S I.AMK.VTI.VC THE CUI.MH. n tlmt He Will Ail he re Strictly l' ' Dill- . LONDON , Nov. 7. The correspondent of the Times at Hlo do Jacclro , cabling further - I ' ther particulars us to the developments In thejuttack on President Moraes and the kill-1 ing of Gcne'a ] Dlttoncnurt last I'rldjy , says : "The city Is quiet and orderly to-lay ( S in- day ) , The itteetB arc sti'onj-ly pitrolled and the gatrlson Is held In constant readiness. , President Morao * has Iggiicd a proclamation lamenting the ctlme , but declaring that It will not oiiuo him to swerve a hair's breadth in the fulfillment ot hU constitu tional minion , Colonel Moraes , who was with the president at the time of the out rage , says many letters have been tocelvod lately threatening the prssldc-t'a 11'e. The olficlal organ declares the crime was the re-stilt of a political conspiracy. The name of the ; assMfsIn Is Marcelllno de Mello , He has been associated with the Jacobins , ssv- eral of whom have been arrested. " OUAK7.AIS TlttiATI.Vt : KO11 PEACE.I I Mcainvlillc the Trlltexineii Kill nil iiiKllMi ] OlllcLT. , SIMLA. Nov. S. Official dispatches from Maldan , In the JIaldan valley , where the British column under Sir William Lockharl Is encamped , say that a largo deputation ot lu > Orakzals has entered the camp to treat cr peace , but that as yet the Afrlills give no ' Ign of yielding. Meanwhile the tribesmen : ut thn telegraph wires nightly , persistently larrass the expedition , fire at long range tm very baggage convoy crossing Arhanga pass , md attack every foraging party. One of the alter narrowly escaped massacre. Several iavo been killed or wounded In these dcs- iltry encounters. Among the killed was Lieutenant Glffard of the Northamptonshire regiment. Lieutenant Sullhan of the Sikhs vas badly wounded. XmVSPAl'EH HECOMES OllXOXlOfS. Its OfllccN Are Thereupon Looted hy an i , Infuriated Moll. RIO DE JANEIRO , Nov. 7. Last night a arge mob broke into und looted the ofllces of the Republican. Although the plan was generally known the police were powerless o prevent the attack. The Republican had nado Ihclf particularly obnoxious by its criticisms on the government policy In con nection with the recent campaign against ho fanatics and by Its recent attacks on 'resident Moraes and General Bittcncourt , the minister of war , who was fatally stabbed during the disturbance that followed he attempt on the president's lite last Fri day afternoon. Work , for the He'leliMtiiK. BERLIN , Nor. 8. The Reichstag will meet on November 10. It Is understood that n addition to the budget a naval bill and a measure for the reform ot military procedure , joth of which have 'been under ministerial consideration for some time past , will be In- Induced as soon as the session opens. The military bill , as drafted , proposes to establish public and oral procedure within certain limits , and Involves , a renunciation of the right of the emoeror to confirm or cancel the verdicts of military courts. Both c ucesslons nro of the highest Importance. The minister of commerce Intends to reduce all freights on sugar designed for exporta tion. Serateli Satisfies Honor. PARIS , Nov. 7. A duel was fought today between Albert Carre , manager of the Thea ter du Vaudeville , and M. Servanlnes , editor of the Paris. The former received' ' a scratch on the arm. The encounter grew out of an article published in the Paris containing allu sions to the private affairs of M. Carre , which he resented as Insulting. Stemnern Have. Trouble. LONDON , Nov. 7. The British steamer Harowood has arrived at Gibraltar with machinery out of order , She was last re- poited at Savona , October 23 , from Tyne. A dispatch from Tyne says the Brlt'nh steamer Southbert , Captain Fitzgerald , from New York to Antwerp , Is ashore at Paarde- mark , Wlellngen. Killed In n Wreck. NAPANEE , Ont. , Nov. 7. A freight train on a Grand Trunk siding near Brookvllle was run Into by a mixed train today. Dr. H. B. Wray , a dentist of the town , was In stantly killed , and H. J. Bicknell of East Camdcn , received Injuries which , it is feared , will provo fatal. Tno Are Itnriicil to Dentil. HALIFAX , N. S. , Nov. 7. The residence of George Tullock , about three miles from Halifax , was burned to the ground last night. Mlsa Mary Walker , sister of Mrs. Tullock , and a 4-year-old child of the Tullocks' were burned to death. Dry Docks for IrniielnilN. HAVANA , Nov. 7. The long expected floating dry dock , built In England and spac ious enough to accommodate ! large Ironclads , arrived hero today. It crossed the Atlantic without damage. ItlfJUT OK UITIKI3XS TO CIIITICISB. Cardinal fillilions PreneliPH a Sermon 011 Pn blli ; Airali-H. BALTIMORE , Nov. 7 , At the cathedral today Cardinal Gibbons preached a sermon In which ho dwelt upon the responsibilities of those elected to public office and the du ties of the citizens to those elected' ' , The cardinal took for his text ; ' Render Unto Caesar the Thing ? That Are Caesar's and Unto God the Things That 'Arc God's , " He said In part ; "The state Is what we ourselves make It. It is our creation for the Elate Is made up ot units of citizens. The destiny of the state under God la In our hands , Tne citizen has a perfect right to criticise the official con duct ot the public functionaries , A dispas sionate judgment passed upon the public and olllclal acts of thcso In authority serves a wise and useful purpose , U reminds them that they are not the masters but the servants of their constituents. " Convict OomialtK Snlelile. DETROIT , Mle-'h. , Nov , 7 , A special to the Free Press from LaPorte , Ind. , sayo ; "Charles Pinkerton , under eentence of life Imprisonment for the murder of hla nephew and son-in-law , ClmrleB Pinkerton , jr. , of Fulton. Mich. , cut his thioat In the county jail this afternoon. Dearti was utmost In- stantancouu. Mrs , Pinkerton was tin Inmate of the same cell with her ftueband , this pre caution being taken to prevent the prisoner from carrying out Ills threats to commit suicide , but there la evidence that she lur- nlshcd thu knife with which her 'husband ' killed himself. " Mttle llupt ; for Hntlertvortli. PHILADELPHIA , Nov. 7.-The physicians In attendance on General Hutterworth , who la 111 with pneumonia at the Hollenden ho tel , filvo but little encouragement for his recovery , lt > wna stated at 10 o'clock this evenlntp thut ho would not die during the night , but the physicians could not tell whether he would get well. Mr nutter- iworlh's wife and daughter , who wore uum- moned from Cincinnati , are nt his bedside. U'oleott lleturn * to Wuihliiurloii , BPIUNGFIELD , Mass. , Nov. 7.-Senator Kdwurd O. Wolcott of Colorado , who spent Sunday with his mother In Lonp Meadow , left tonight ( or Waeblngtoiu REFORMING THE HJNEY LAWS Monetary Commission Recaivos Many Sug gestions from Students of Finance. BULLIH'S IDEAS ARE FREELY ENDORSED National HniikotfH to lie the Only Klitil of Uiirrrnc-r , anil Thexe ( o He Ht'dviMiiiitilu | III tiolil. \ WASHINGTON , Nov. 7. The monetary commission Is receiving , In answer to Its In- vltailon , many Interesting propositions for reform of the banking and currency systems of the country , and among these la one from John C. Ilullltt , which , coming highly en dorsed , as It docs , by financial authorities , has commanded great attention and study. Mr. Bullltt's plan touches every branch of the problem before the commission and Its pro visions In outline are as follows : That all of the outstanding currency obli gations , amounting to about $300,000,000 , shall be taken up and canceled , being re placed according to business exigencies ( under the direction of a 'currency beard composed of the president , secretary of the treasury , and comptroller of the currency ) , by 3 per cent bands. There Is to be but one kind of currency , namely , natlraal bank notes , redeemable la gold with the bank "f IEIUO and a sslccted bank of reserve , and theto notes are to be Issued gradually to ic- ptace United States obligations as the latter are retlicd. These notes ao to be secured by a deposit of 15 per cent of gold In the treasury , by 15 per cent of gold In the bank va'ilts and by a flrst lien on all of the bank's assets , as well as by a special provision giving the government the right to assess all national banks when needed to nnkc good no'.cs of a defaulting bank , the notes ot which would then bo redeemed by the gov ernment. TAX UPON THE BANKS. A tax Is to be laid upon the banks to cover the expenses of the currency board and the balance to be held to secure the re demption of notes in gold ; but if this ex ceeds $10,000,000 the surplus may bo covered Into the treasury to pay Interest upon United States bonds and for general pur poses. Tha ! tax should bo one-ha'.f of 1 per cent , or 1 per cent per annum , as the com mission sha'l elect. Power should bo given to banks , under permission from the cur rency board , to Increase the note issue when the demand caused by an unusual financial emergency shall exist , said increase to bo subject to a tax ( to be determined from time to tlmo by the currency board ) upon the notes whllo In circulation ; the tax upon the notes to be upon a rate that would put a prc&suro upon the banks to take up the notes when the emergency had passed. Sliver and subsidiary coins shall be re deemed In gold by the United States govern ment when deniEnded. These amount to about $100,000,000. No notes should be Is sued for less than $5. No national banks should be constrained to exchange notes now out for a new lusno by surrendering notes as they receive them. PAYING CUSTOMS DUTIES. Customs duties and taxes of all klads duo the government should bo payable one-third In gold and two-thirds in banknotes. This la necessary to supply the government with the gold required by it to pay Interest upon ito bonds , redeem silver and for other pur poses. The legal tender quality of gold and silver should remain as now : provided by liw , and they should bo the only legal tender except to the extent of two-thirds of customs duties and taxes due the government , which should ae payable In banknotes as abnve stated. Confer upon the currency board the pov./i * to regulate the Issue of banknotes from tlmo to time In lieu of the government cur rency retired , and to authorize new banks and branch banks to be established when und where and with such amounts of capital as the board may deem It proper and expedi ent , with power also to increase the amount of note issue by the banks required for the normal conditions of business as the coun try shall grow in population and in business expansion. As banking capital may bo In creased by creation , of new banks , the cur rency board should ha\c power to adjust the note issue , whether normal or extraordi nary , between the new and old banks , no distinction being drawn between them. COUNTED IN THE RESERVE. The IB per cent ot gold upon the note issue deposited in the government treasury , and the 15 per cent kept In the bank vaults should bo counted as part of the 25 per cent reserve on deposit In national banks. The system of clearing house certificates adopted by the banks in the large cities In times of panic should be legalised. They have proved to bo most salutary and thera can bo no better evidence of the need of such a system thnn the fijct that It has been established by voluntary consent in times of nanlc , Vice President E , O. Leecli of the Na- lloLal Union Imnlc of New York , formerly director of the United States mint , has also presented a paper 1o the committee , not addressed so particularly to the merits of any particular form of banking system ns to needed reforms of the presen.1 mining and currency laws. Ho favors unincto ban.s , but doubts the present advisability of making the hank's assets the sole basla of Issue , although that would be the true logical method , Nor docs ho believe it nec- rssary to redeem all of the silver coin and paper In gold , as the 'wants of the people In active circulation nre fully adequate to keeping culation the $480,000.000 of this money now afloat , as evidenced 'by ' the successful prac tice of France. GOLD EASY TO SECURE. In the west , south and middle sections cf the country , whcro gold Is not called for on export account , this form of money suf fices for all business needs , and practically there Is no difficulty In securing Its redemp tion In gold when wanted , through deposits In banks. Moreover , the redemption by the government of silver would require the lockIng - Ing up of a largo gold reserve In the treas ury and constrict the circulation. Mr. Leech favors the repeal of the act of May 31 , 1878 , requiring the relssuo of United Stateo notes coming Into the treasury , and would leave It optional with the treasury to reissue these notes only In case of need , This alone uould insure the stability of the gold standard. He regards as prospective and as Imminent danger la the maintenance of the legal piper money circulation , and believes that It can bo gradually retired by the coining of silver bullion , both Into dollars lars and subsidiary coins. Money panics , ho thinks , are aggravated by the accumulation of country bank deroslts In Now York , from whence It Is withdrawn rapidly Just when needed there. Therefore ho would abolish reserve cities and require national banks throughout tbo country to keep about 15 per cent cash in reserve In their own vaults , lo- surlng a uniform distribution of money. German Snlmlillox fur SteumcrM. WASHINGTON. Nov. 1. Consul Mona- Ktoin at Chemnitz , Germany , has made a report to the State department upon eubsldles granted by the German government , The government pays 27,000,000 marks annually for sending a steamer to India and Aus tralia and has Increased the subsidy by 1- 500,000 marks , to run fifteen years , but the company must put on four more steamers. The consul says that Russia , with Its Trancslbcrlan railroad , -will bo a great com petitor for transportation to the Orient , To meet thU competitor more and faster ships are to be put In by Europe. lit llvet Suiiar Output. WASHINGTON , Nov. 7. Consul Bertie- man at Malaga reports 4o the State depart ment cellmates of the amountj of sugar pro duced In Europe from beets for tbo year 1697-8 at 4,500,000 tool , against l,975,15i tons for tbo previous year , - i SPANISH I'ICOPM * PI RI. IHTTKIt. Ciinnot Unilrmtiind ( Sriillinciit | In Thin Countt-y. NEW YORK , Nov. 7.-j-C ptaln W. P. Wlndham , who ha'btcn tratrsfprred as Urlt- Ish conaul at Chlcajrofafter hrco years In n similar capacity at Barcelon , Spain , was a passenger on the La nratagns , which arrived from Havre today. Spending a week with relatives In Philadelphia ho will leave for his new post at Chlcagd. He1 said : "The feeling In Spain against the United States Is ono of great bitterness. There have been no demonstrations in Barcelona or thereabouts within the- last year against the United Stiles , nnd the Spanish government Is taking car that there shall bo ncne. The bitterness , however , Is very marked , partic ularly In Barcelona. "Before the Cuban Wnr Barcelona , ono of the great manufacturing cities In Spain , prospered chiefly from Its trade with Cuba and Manilla , Most of Its trade In Cuba nnd the Philippines has been cul off by this war. Barcelona has lost the best and most lucra tive market she enjoyed. Only one-third of the men hitherto employed In her factories nro now working , and they arc on reduced time. All over the manufacturing sectlor.o of Spain thcro Is a similar commercial pros- tintlon. "Tho Spanish cannot understand why the United States , a friendly nation , should allow so many filibustering expeditions to * get away to Cuba , That fact makes them addi tionally bitter. When I left Spain there were no symptorrs of anger against the late minis- tcr c-f the United States to that country. , Hannla Taylor. The Spanish were too much [ absorbed In what GcnbralmWooilford , your new minister , might say , "and I heard no i talk of war with ithc United States. The Spanish have no money to wage war with you. you."As "As to the reported uprising of the Carl- Is's I do n't ) think there Is much danger of that now. The Carllsls would not stand much of a chance of gain ns things are now gov erned In Spain. " U'IIOliSAIH STORKS AIII3 IIUUNEI ) . Klrc Crrntt'N n Heavy Ij < m at I.onlKvillc. LOUISVILLE , Ky. , Nov. 7. A flro ot con- sliltrablo proportions broke out at midnight tonight on Main street , between Sixth and Seventh , In the wholesale business district. The flames originated on the top floor of the four-story stone front building occupied by Harcford & Lawson , ' "wholesale millinery dealers , and quickly spread to the four-story building on the west , occupied by Benjamin S. Aller , wholesale dealer In boots acid shoes. The flro was an extremely tenacious ono. The flames were fed by a War-go quantity of wax used In making wax flowers , and despite the fact that tons of water were thrown Into both buildings , continued to blaze furiously tor an hour. At 1 o'clock the fire was brought under control. The stocks -of the Mclntosh Mil linery company , P. G. Cooper , milling dealer , and Louisville Tin and Steve building adJoining - Joining wcro considerably damaged by smoke and water. A conservative estimate' ' places the total loss at $150,000 , fully covered by Insurance. AIIIII3ST A GIIIUSTIA.V SCII3XTIST. She Fnlloil to fleport a CIINC of Dlnlitlierln. KANSAS CITY , SIo. , Nov. 7. Nothing ever stirred the Chrla''lan ' scientists of Kan sas City as has the arrest of Mrs. A. J. Balrd , Christian spjencp healer , for .falling . to notify the health authorities of a case of diphtheria 'which ' she hid * een treating. Amonn the 1,500 or 2.001J eclentlsts'Mn.Jthe city .there are few rwlro do not supportMrss. ( Balrd In her controversy -with the hcal'th ' officers. She will not lack able lawyers when she appears In police cpurt Wednesday next and should she be-convlcted it is cer tain that nn appeal to the',1 court of final re sort will bo taken. * The 'health ' officers1 look on 'Mrs. Baird's offense ns serious. They say the lows to protect the public 'health will be quite useless - ! less If people are to be' allowed to conceal contagious diseases , as Mrs. Baird did in this case , and * hey are determined on a test case. DI.VOX'S CHOIR GOES OX A STRIKE. Objects ( o Prcncli < ? r'H Stand In Mayoralty Content. NEW YORK , Nov. 7. fTho chorus choir of the People's church , of which Rev. Thomas Dlxon , jr. , Is pastor , consisting of about forty singers , retued to sing today out of bympathy with Prof. Agramonte , Its leader , because the pastor last Sunday ad vocated the election of Seth Low for maj'or. Prof. Agramontc Is a Cubin and a member of the junta here. Ills son has been In a Spanish prison for two years. The choir eays Seth Low was oppcsed to any Inter vention by this country-In Cuban affairs and has stood against the cause of Cuban liberty since the outbreak of the last wur. Mi1. Dixon , In his sermon today , said ho sympathized with Prof , Agramonte and had advocated voting for Low last Sunday only because ho thought Kow stood the i best chance for election against Tammany , He was opposed to Low personally. MARSHAL IIIrITKXCqUll'J"S FUXEHAI. . Twenty TliotiMiiml People In the. StructN. WASHINGTON , Nov. 7. The Brazilian le gation today received a cablegram from the minister of foreign relations at Hlo do Janeiro eire which announced tho'jfuneral ot Marshal Blttoncourt , who was fatally wounded on Friday whllo protecting v President Moraes fiom assassination. The dispatch reads : "Tho funeral of MnrshoJ Blttencourt , min ister of war , took place yesterday. Tbo pres ident of the republic followed the remains and was loudly acclaimed by people of all classca on the passage ofTtho funeral , which congregated more than 20,000 people , " DKCIlUASi : l.V MlMltlSR OF CASKS , Yt'llow Fever Souiirdu nt Xcw Orleans NEW ORLEANS , .Nov. 7. There has been a big decrease In tho'-numbcr of yellow fever cases alnco yesterday , and' ' the situation Is still further Improved. Vpry few places are now quarantined againstNow , Orleans , and there baa been a ge'ueri ; revival in bust- ness , i Cases of yellow $ over today , 13 ; deaths today , 8 ; total caees to date , 1,743 ; total deaths , 230 ; total cdEe absolutely recovered , 940 ; total cases ujidor treejtncnt , SG6. Situation. IN SutlMuclnry ! , MONTGOMERY , / la.NJov ; 7. There were no now fever cases toilajr.- There , was ono death. The Board of Health' views the situ ation hero with great satisfaction nnd be lieves that the worst IB over so far as the spreading of yellow feVer U concerned , but it does not think It ddVisablo for citizens who have gone from" P" > city to roturn. It Is too soon yet tp definitely determine what result the receut cold : ipdl will have on the fever here. As teen as the board deems It prudsnt Jor 'citizens to return it will so advise them. Aliout Free from Infection. MEMPHIS , Tenu. , Nov. 7. No new cases and ono death 'was the fever record hero for today. The president of the ) Board of Health tonight expressed the opinion that further open air development ofthe disease was practically at an oud aud that 'Memphis ' would soon too declared 'Wholly free from any Infection. _ . ' , Improved Coiulltlon nt Mobile , MOBILE , Ala. , Nov , 7. The number of new cases of yellow fever continues to fall oft from last week's' big average. The re port today Is the moat favorable made since the firtt week ot the appearance of the fover. Four new cases ; DO death" , and eighteen re- coverlM , FEARFUL GALE ON LAKES * Nineteen Men Go Down with a Vestol in the Storm. " ' ' * ONLY TWO MEM3ERS OF TIIS CREW SURVIVE Tlicy Cllnu tit Masthead mill Suiter from the Cold nitil Sleet fur Ituur/i llefore. BUFFALO , 'N. Y. . Nov. 7. The following arc the names of sixteen of the nineteen men \vho lost their lives on the steamer Idaho , which sank during the gala on Sat urday morning above Long Point on. Lake Eric : Alexander allies , captain , Buffalo ; Cleorgo Gibson , drat mate , Btlltalo ; William Clancy , chief engineer , 'Buffalo ; John D. Taylor , steward , 'Buffalo ' ; Nelson Skinner , flrst as sistant engineer ; Louis Gllmore , watchman ; Richard McLean , wheelman ; Robert Wil liams , whcelmanj A. J. Richard , lookout ; Henry Thompson , lookout ; Conrad Blanker , fireman ; William Gregory , fireman ; John llealy , assistant steward ; Frederick Mlffort , oiler ; Edward Smith , deck hand , Rochester , N. Y. ; XI. Bell , deck land. The names of three of the men drowned are unknown to the steamship conipany. One was a fireman , another a deck hand and the third a portor. The names of the two men saved are Louis Laforce , Jr. , second mate , and William Gill , n deck hand , living at 137 Kent street , Rochester , N. Y. The captain of the Ill-fated steamer , Alex Glllls , was one of the .most . widely known , of lake seamen. lie was 41 years old and know | the lake waters like a book. His brother , j Donald Qlllls , ia captain of the steamer Harj j loin. loin."When the steamer Marlpcsa arrived In port I about midnight last night with the news of , the disaster to the Idaho , and having on | ' board the two surviving members of the crew , Captain Root had this to say regarding ! the storm on the lake and the rescue of tha [ two men : FEARFUL STORM ON THE LAKE. "It was one of the worst gales I ever ex perienced In all my years on the lakes. Wo started from Chicago \\ltli a load of oats. Ailt the way down the lakes wo had a fight with the etorm ami I thought once or twice of | uttlng In somewhere until It blew over. I am glad I did not for I fear If I had these two men who dime down with me would have Joined their mates by this time , "It was a.bout . 12.30 o'clock In the after noon when I first learned of the wreck of I the Idaho. I was on deck when my first I mate , Myron Chamberlain , came to mo and ; told mo that he list ) sighted a spar oft to the north and that he thought there was a couple of men clinging to It. Ho pointed It out to me and when I got the glasses on It ) I .could distinguish the men plainly. We were running under a good head of steam at the time Eai I put on more and headed for the spar. "When nearlng It I was puzzled how to help the men off , for I could not lower a beat In such a storm. Finally I circled about the spar until I ran alongside and my men picked the poor fellows off. They had to drag them nway from the spar by force , for the men had been there so long that their arms had become numb and were twisted ubout the mast and almost frozen fast to , It. 'i\Vhen wo got the men on board we put them In bunks and gave them some warm food and soup and had them feeling pretty good physically when wo reached harbor. " EXPERIENCE OF THE CREW. William GUI , the rescued deck hand , a swarthy , well built man 23 years old , has sailed tbc lakes since ho was a youth. He Is moro . 'Intelligent than the average seafaring man and his story of the disaster as told early this morn'.ng Is a thrilling ono. "We left here Friday night bound for Chi cage with a cargo of general merchandise , " oild he. "Everything Boomed all right until wo got outside the breakwater and then we were struck by the worst storm that I ever saw. When the flrst big breaker struck us wo wcro tossed up In the air like a top , and a second later a big roller came over tiie port bow and rolled down amidships a foot deep. "Wo were near Long Point at this time and the captain started to put in there , with the intention of beaching the ship. But the water gained so rapidly that It was too late. The boat was already laboring and the two men at the wheel could do nothing with It. Two more men went to work with them and finally they brought It around and headed it toward land. "Captain Glllls started the pumps , ordered the men to the flro buckets and wo formed a line and began to ball but It was no use. The water gained on the pumps and the buckets and soon the water put the fires out. "Tho anchor was dropped from the bow and the chain began to pay out , but the sen was too heavy , and instead of the anchor catching with a firm grip and bringing the ship's head up to the etorm with a Jerk , It went too slowly and simply tumbled Into the trough of the sw. In an Instant It was helpless as a log and It was tossed hero and thcro and taking every wave aboard. "I was near the spar and when the stern began to go under I went for the rigging and wont up as fast as I could. Another man went with me the second mate and I thank the Lord that ho was with me , or I would have gone mod during all the long hours that I was up there hanging on and trying to keep off the frightful cold that was slowly killing us both. SEEMED LIKE AN AGE. "I knew it was about 3 o'clock when we went down and It seemed to mo that day light would never come. When it come wo could not see a call anywliero near us and the sea was as bad as over. Hour after hour wo waited there and when we saw tlio Marl- posa coming for a long time wo did not know whether sha would sight us. "When she finally sighted us and we saw her head for us , I tried to tell my mate , but I could not and he looked at mo with a liaypy look on his face , " The second mate , Louis La Force , told a harrowing story to the crew of the Mariposo. Ho said that In the rush of men from the hold one of them , a watchman , was trampled to death , The crow was frantic to get out of the place. Six or eight , he Bald , must have been drowned like rats In the hold. They were not warned of fne sinking or the boat , The first long dip of the stern was the first In- .tlmatlon . they had that the final danger was at band and then they > made a frantic rusli to got on deck , The hatchway wus too small to let them through together and the result was that one of them was trampled to death and several wcro left to drown , Two Hurt * Are Iiloiitlllcil , ROCHESTER , N. Y , , Nov. 7. The un known fireman who went down with the Haho was named Richards. Ho lived at Ogdenaburg and was a son of Captain Rich ards of the tug Thomas Wllron , which piles on Lake Ontario. Nelson Sklnnor , flrst as sistant engineer , lived at Auburn. He Iwd been an engineer on the Rome , Watwtown & Ogdensburg road and the Lehlgh Valley road , but left the service last August. CroUer Writ m I.pttem. NI3W YORK. Nov. 7 , lUchard Croker wna writing letters in hln room In the Murray Hill hotel -today , preparatory to taking his departure for Ashevllle , N. C , , with Han- doliph Guifg'cnhclmcr. Colonel Axa Hlrd Our- diner and William Astor Chandler. Mayor- elect Van Wyck is not to accompany them- Mr. Croker has not entirely recovered from the indirposltlon from which ho had been suffering. \ordleu CiOPN it till IlHiiirOKuli , NEW YORK , Nov. 7. MesHrs. Damrosch and Ellis lhave reached an understanding with Mme. Lillian Nordlca and on Monday a contract will be signed which will Insure the prlma donna's appearance with the Damroach Opera company thl season. Mme. Nordlca will appear In both German and French operas. > TUMPISHATI'HU ' AT OMAHA , r. n. in II 1 l > . " * -in II ] t. in 10 J ! 1 > . HI II 7 n. 111. . . . . . -to a 11. in. . . . . . -in H n. m Ill 4 p. in Id i ) n. in tt : n n. 111 in to n. 111. . . . . . -it : < i it. 111. . . . . . -in tl n. in. . . . . . -lit 7 ii > 111 II 1U 111 | . 't H | t. ill II 1 > II. Ill 1:1 : Only one-hundredth of on Inch of rainfall was recorded at Omaha during the day. ll.V.NUrt'.H l > XHVMK.V100. . Until n Simla K < > PiiNKeiiKer 'I'm I n unit Illntv tlt KxirtNN Our. DENVER , Colo. . Nov. 7. special to the Republican from Albuquerque saya : "Tho No. 2 passenger train of the Santa Fo Pacific , whlcti was held up nt Grant'o Station lust night , reached the city at 11:30 : o'clock this morning. Conductor Aldrlch states that Just as the train came to it halt at Grant's a fusllado of shots rang out on the air and as far as he could see several men bearded the train , ono getting on the engine. Ho and Engineer II. D. McCarty wcro on the platform , but ran niul caught the train as It WAS moving out. The fire man , Henry Abel , was compelled at the point of a cocked revolver to pull the train up to tiio clock yards about two miles distant. "Tho conductor , fully realizing that some thing was wrong , left the train at the stock yards , \\hero the robbers had ordered It stopped , and ran bick to the station , tele graphing the news to Division Superintendent Hubbard at Gallup and Sheriff Hubbcll. "In the meantime , however , the robbers , \\lio wore false beards and were unmasked , cut the mall ccach , day and chair co.ichcs nnd the Pullman sleeper from the engine and ex press car and the fireman was again ordered to pull the latter further up the road. They commenced dynamiting the express cur and the third explosion blew out one end of the car , Abel being fotccd to assist the robbers. Once Inside they picked out a safe , which they surmised contained considerable money and valuables , and placed on It a stick of djnamlte , a. few lumps of coal on the dyna mite and then attached a fuse , which tCicy lit , nnd blew a hole In the safe. They helped themselves to n number of packages con taining gold and silver coin , \\hlch they placed In a sick and then left the car , going In the direction of the Malpol rocks , where their horacs wcro picketed , "Tho express car was on fire and Abel , thoroughly frightened , and after seeing the robbers at n safe distance , 'backed the en gine and express oar into the other portion , of the train left standing at the stockyards and In consequence the express car , day ccach and chair car were telescoped and all throe destroyed by fire. "Express route agents , who went out to the scene last night , returned this morning. They state that the robbers did not get Into the most valuable safe , while two others were badly warped and damaged by fire. They think , however , that the robbers to- cured several hundred dollars , but the exact amount .will . not be known for some time , as all the papers and records of the car nnd safe were burned In the lire. The bug- gage was all removed 'before ' the fire got under headway nnd saved. The passengers were not molested. "The robbeis are thought to be several desperate cowboys who are familiar with that section of the road. A posse of olii- cers Is in 'pursuit ' of the bandits. " M.UtSHAI , ASKS KUll AUTHORITY. XeedH Five Pleked 'Men to Trull Train KolllierS. SANTA FE , N. M. , Nov. 7. United States Marshal Foraker today telegraphed to Wash ington fur authority to employ five picked men to take the trail of the gang who last night held up the Atlantic & Pacific train near Grant's Station. The marshal left for Grant's Station tonight and expects to re ceive an answer from the Washington au- thlrltlcs there. He la satisfied that the orig inal Black Jack gang of desperadoes Is re sponsible for the crime. Ho says there are eight men in the band and last week ho had information that they had returned from Mexico and were in Arlzcoa. For some tlmo Marshal Foraker has been trying to get authority from the Mexican gov ernment to arrest this gang. He has known the location of Its stronghold in the moun tains , and had hoped to bo able to bring the members Into the United States to slant trial for the many crimes supposed to have been committed by them In New Mexico and Arizona ; but the government of Mexico refused to glvo any authority In this mat ter. Insisting that before any step was taken all the evidence against UIa k Jack and his gang should be laid before nnd be reviewed by Minister Romero at Washington. It is feared before the arrest can bo ef fected the Black Jack gang will have reached Its mountain hiding place and be free from arrest until Mexico can be prevailed upon to consent to extradition. M'LEAX I.13AVKS TUB FUJI , ! ) . AbimdoiiH Ills Senatorial AmMHoiiH anil IlclnriiH to Washington. CINCINNATI , Nov. 7. John R. McLean and party left tonight for Washington. Mr. McLean has been considered the democratic candidate for senator and his departure is regarded as an indication that ho concccds the legislature to the republicans , notwith standing the numerous notices of contest. Be fore his departure Mr. McLean held a con ference with Chairman McConvlllo and other democratic leaders. Thcro 'Is nothing known as to the probable policy of the democrats as a minority in the legislature , but it Is bo- lloved they will Join the antl-Hanna repub licans , bringing out a new man for senator. The question has been raised as to whether soventy-thrco votes are necestary to elect a senator , that number being u majority of all. If a majority of a quorum , only Is necessary some might be sick or absent , as that might bo less embarnafolng than to bo present and vote against the caucus nominee. The point has also been raited as to the successor to the governor. If Governor Buahnell should bo fleeted senator by u fu sion the lieutenant governor , A , W. Jones , would become the chief oxocutlvc. As the state bcnatu is democratic by 10 to 17 It Is held that a democratic bum tor would succeed Jones and be In the line for governorship , In the nineteen conceded to the democrats In the senate is Senator Volght of Cincinnati , a fusion republican , who holds the balance of power In that .body , and ho Is non committal , DRMOOIIATM AIIAMXI.V COXTKSTS. y * Ohio Legislature Mifely Itepiilillean by'lFlve Majority. COLUMBUS , 0. , Nov. 7. There have been no developments In the leglsVitlvo situation today , the democrats having apparently abandoned all further efforts to contest the election of lepubllcoa representatives In dote counties. The republican majority of five on Joint ba-IIot In the general assembly will probably not be changed , unless the fuslonUH members In Cincinnati vote with the re publicans Klre > u ll rmlen Sh'ot. BAN FKANCIBCO , Nov. 7. Advices re ceived from Japan by the steamship Coptic toll of an encounter between the crew of the American Healing nchoonor St. Lawrence - rence and Captain OunJI of the Island of BklrnuRhlrl , In the Kuclits. 1'nrt of the schooner's crew went ashore presumably to pet a supply of water , but JiiBtc-ail of doing HO went on a hunting expedition and tried to run things generally. They were or dered to return to their vessel. They re fused and finally Captiiln Gnn.ll fired a Hhot from an artillery piece over the vessel. TliIB had the desired effect upon the men , who necuted a supply of water iind returned to the schooner , TreiiHiirer f llrolteii Hank ArreHled , LUH1CCK , MeNov. . 7. As a result of an Investigation of the closing of the Lubcck Savings bank u few days ngo W , M. Pouter , treasurer of the Institution , wan placed under arrest today. The amount of hall wan placed at J20.000 , hut up to 2 o'clock this afternoon bonds bad not been fur- nlihed. * SALE IS CONFIRMED Judge Snnborn Completes the Final Act to Union Pacific Foreclosure GOVERNMENT'S CLAIM IS ADJUDICATED I Ii < Main Line Passss Into Hand ! of the EoorganizUton Comuittock ) NO OPPOSITION MADE TO CONFIRMATION Second Silo Under the First Mortgage Will Bo Considered Ttthy. FINALE TO LONG AND VARIED HISTORY Senl of the Court Close * nil Act lu Wbleli President ( irnnt f FlKiirod nt the f. I | OpcnliiK- . T ST. PAUL , Minn. , Nov. 7. Judge W. ir. Sanborn of the United States circuit court has confirmed the go\ornmcnt foreclosure of the main line of the Union IMclflo railroad. Most of llu distinguished counsel who were In the city representing various parties In Interest were present when the formal order wrs made. The sale that was confirmed was that of last Monday under the foreclosure en the part of the government , when the reorganiza tion committee bid upwards of $58,000,000 for tlie government's claim on this road. On Tuesday tli2ro was a second sale under foreclosure of the first , mvtgngo bonds co'a- trolled by the roorganlratl.il committee. It Is probable that .luilgo Sanborn will bo asked to confirm that sale on Monday , as \Vlnslow S. I'icrcc , Lawrence Orcer and Clwilcs H. Smith , representing the reorgani zation committee and the S.ige and Gould trusts , will remain In the city until that time. ISSUKS KICUTIl A > MJAI , IU2POHT. Klmim-lnl Condition of ilie Orcnt \ortlnTii llnllmiy Coinpiiny. ST. PAUL , Minn. , N.v. 7. The Great Northern Hallway conipany has Issued Its eighth annual report. President Hill's report Is as follows : "During the business year covered by this report there was no change In the funded debt or share capital of the Great Northern Hallway companj , or In the share capital of cither of Its proprietary railway companies. Expenditures wcro made during the year on the capital accounts of proprietary com * panics us follows : "Eastern Hallway company of Minnesota , f3G,730.S2 ; Montana Central Hallway com pany , $75,504.58 ; Willmar & Sioux Falla Hallway company , ? C345.G7 ; Duluth , Water- town & Pacific Hallway company , ? 314.-12 ; Duluth Terminal Hallway company , $72- 309.05 ; Minneapolis Union Hallway company. ? 94.fi3. "No stock or .bonds have been issued to represent this IncieaBe of Invested capital , During the year this company purchased a large Interest in the preferred shares of ; the Oregon Railroad and Navigation com pany , In part payment for which bills pay able were given to the amount of $1,100- 000 , as shown by the general balance sheet. " xn nr.NViou I ACIKIC I'ut OIT Until tlir IVIIIINIIH Ilrnnclica Are Soli ) . DENVEH , Colo. , Nov. 7. Master-ln-Chan- cery W. D. Cornish arrived In this city today from Omaha for the purpose of postponing . , the sale of the Denver Pacific branch of the Union Pacific railway , which \\as to occur tomorrow. The sale will bo postponed until December 20 , the Intention being to delay the disposition of the Denver branch until after the four Kansas branches of tbo sys tem have been sold , To AiljiiHt Cfiitrul Pnc-iflc KlimiiecK. SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 7. The Examiner s"ays : News has been received at Southern Pacific heado.uartcre that F. G. Danbury and J. n. Akroyd , prominent leaders among the London stockholder of the Central Pacific , are arranging to make a trip to California within thirty days. Practically all of the foreign holders of Central stock have given these gentlemen authority to act for thorn end their contemplated visit Is consldoi-ed by the railroad people us of great slgnlfl- cancc. Danlmry and Akroyd are said to bo in accord with the present railroad manage- ment. The object of their trip Is said to bo to help adjust Central Pacific finances and they are understood to favqr a pfan for paying their fccurltles. Hlo ( iraiide Ilei DENVEH , Colo. , Nov. 7. For the month of October the receipts of the Denver & jj Rio Grande wcro $7C3,900 , an Increase ot tji $54,700 over the same month last year , or ffl 7.71 per cent. j | ATTUMI'T TO IIIJIIX TI1UIH VKSSEI * , rf Crime of Salliirs lOn eito Go to , ' § . Kin nil Ike. ? ' ' SAN FRANCISCO , Nov. 7. The whaling ' , bark John \Vlnthrop , Captain Macomho , arrived today from Bering sea. It reports a catch of seven whales , which yielded 10- f ZOO pounds of bone and ! )00 ) barrels of nil , : ' Early In July the Wlnthrop spoke the V whaler Guyhced and for the first time heard ' at the Klondike gold discoveries. The crew ' -4 became greatly excited and three of the sailors - * ors , J , A , Krueger , O. W. Olgmrri and U , J , , f Jones , formed a plan to destroy the vessel and make their way to the Alaskan coast , with a view of ultimately reaching the gold1 field , . ; . The men stole tar jjnd turpentine * from the ship's stores and1 with other in- flammab'o matcrlala etarted a flro in the ; , forohold , Fortunately the llamcs wcro ex- * ' tlngulslied before much damage was done , | The three conspirators worn at once placed. ' 1 In Ironc , Dlgman made a written confer- \ slon , stating that Krueger was the originator " of the plot , and that ho desired to blow up the bark with powder taken from the whal ing bombs , During the rest of the v ° yaKO Krueger was kept In close confinement , but Dlgman and Jones wcro allowed partial free dom. The \\Mutlirop brought no. news oj the Icebound wha'lng fleet , Cliuri-li , PHILA1 > I5M IIIA , Novf 7. The annual HCHHlon of the general committee of ciurch A extension of the Methodist Kplacoipal rhurcli 1 closed with yeMtrclay' < t Hevulon It wan tie- i cldcd to ack 1100,000 frorn tfie ctnfertncis ( hi ) J year for church extension and also that 20 iper cent of the amount received from * the conferences should bo held in the lrean- - , . ; ury B an cmo-gency fund and for ollleo \ Ulrfliofi Cranston of Portland , Oro. . de- * rlarcd that many churches which have J been aided by the noclely wave been wholly ' Indifferent In rcapcct lo helping the work or j church extenulon. IIIMioji AlcCabe of Fort S \Voitli Tex. , deplored the usDlstancu ulven S by the society to churches which could not / r.ilse morn than $10.000. No action wau * reached on thin and utter a nomewhat lively debate on WIIVH. uml rni'una of uecuilMff funds , the whole inuttc-r , on the suggestion of lilnhop Newman , WIIB referred to u com- * inlttfo composed of Itlxhop Fowler of Huf- falo , Uev. lir. Kynctt of Philadelphia and i Ilev , Mr. Hod ett of Nebraska. Movt-iiii'iitx of Hue-nil Vf el i Nov. 7. At Llverpool-Arrlvcd-Georelc , from New At" New York-Arrlved-La Brctagne , from Havre.