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Spanish Jurists Hecognlzj the Absurdity of
Proposed Measure.
Present Insurrection Eoes Not Warrant the
Extreme Application ,
Sc&ro Not Tot Serious in the Spanish
Capital ,
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.
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
According to a cable message from Havana
tint court-martial tomorrow will try only such
members cf tha Competitor crow as are
American * .
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
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.
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. "
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.
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
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.
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
Monetary Commission Recaivos Many Sug
gestions from Students of Finance.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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-
"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
"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. "
Klrc Crrntt'N n Heavy Ij < m at
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.
She Fnlloil to fleport a CIINC of
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
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.
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 , "
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 ,
Nineteen Men Go Down with a Vestol in the
" ' '
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."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 :
"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. "
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.
"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
\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. >
r. n. in II 1 l > . " * -in
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7 n. 111. . . . . . -to a 11. in. . . . . . -in
H n. m Ill 4 p. in Id
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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. "
XeedH Five Pleked 'Men to Trull Train
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.
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 ,
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
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. *
Judge Snnborn Completes the Final Act to
Union Pacific Foreclosure
Ii <
Main Line Passss Into Hand ! of the
EoorganizUton Comuittock )
Second Silo Under the First Mortgage Will
Bo Considered Ttthy.
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
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 |
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.

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