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ESTABLISHED JUiNE 10 , 1871. OiMAIIA , Pill DAY MORNTNG , FEBRtTfittlY 11 , 1898 TWELVE PAGES. COPY FIVE CENTS , AUTONOMY HIT HARD Blanco's ' Failures to Bny Eebeb Proves Staggering Blow , SAGASTA'S POLICY ON ITS LAST LEG Mctnbars of tbo New Cabinet Look t American Intervention. DECLARE THAT IT IS THEIR ONLY HOPE Pantlo's Drastic Measures Against tbo Prcs Do Untold Harm. AMERICANS IN DANGER OF STARVATION H COIIKITMN Speedily .MnlioN . An other Appropriation .Much KiilTur- liiK .XiiNt Kiiniii' Ainrrli'iiu SIIVCM TliiiiiHiuulM. i- Charity ( Copyrluht , 18M. by Press Publishing Company. ) HAVANA , Feb. 10. ( New York World Ca- blegram--Speclal Telegram. ) With starva tion cont'jiulng , autonomy falling , the rebels awalmilng , .Madrid complaining , Havana pro testing and hla very subordinates prophesy ing failure , Illanco returns worm oft than Camposwan after the battle nt Collsco. The entering wedge ot Amerlcan-food-for-Cubans- tind-Amerlcan-shlpn-ln-Cuban-liarbors Inten sifies the hopelessness of the situation for Spain. "Autonomy without an American protcc- ' ' toratc worthless , " said n member of the autonomleal cabinet to mo privately. 'Amorlccm Intervcntlcin la our only hope. " This Is. n momentous admission , but autonomy really has become a laughing stock with the public. A good-for-nothing bull In the bull i.hg on Sunday was hlcsej because , as n newspaper explained , the next day , he "didn't appreciate his autonomy ot m , A- notion. " That Incident , trifling ao it may seem , gives the keynote of popular sentiment v ment regarding Sagastn's new policy to ward Cuba. General Dla'ico's return without having bought up any rebel chiefs of Importance A * la a staggering ; blow to autonomy. The ob ject of his tour of the Island was universally known. Ho was deceived. His emissaries probably have not even Rabl or Rioa , the two eastern leaders he thought ho could fff purchase. It only needed Pandos' drastic action In gagging the press to almost annihilate autonomist hope. He summoned all the edi tors to him yesterday and threatened to fclze any paper which printed , even "be tween the lines , " any criticism of autonomy , of the military campaign or of the alleged cordial relations between Spain and the United States. The Havana press always was muzzled ; now It Is completely gagged. It Is in a worse state -than It was under Woyler , who did permit some political dis cussion. Hut now the government censor Is given the powers of a czar and a mind reader combined. . FOREIGN PRRSS MUZZLED. Censorship of foreign correspondents' dis patches continues under the military stn- tlotij It Is Impossible to cable news If It is not distinctly favorable to Spain. The Dlarlo do la Slarina continues to lab'or for the ex pulsion of subsidized American corre- Kpondents. The truth about Aranguren's death It resents bitterly. The autonomleal ministers were visited officially by the French admiral and they will give him a state dinner. Political circles attach great significance to the failure of Captain Slgs- bee ot the Slolno and General Leo to salute the new government of Cuba. Gneral Lee siys the uuval regulation. ? were followed and the representative ot the "highest authority" over Cuba V.QS duly visited. Do Lomo prob ably protested , as Captain Converse of the Montgomery. In arriving at Slatanzas. vU- Ited everybody , from tlie collector of the port up to-the civil and" military governors. He had received voluminous instruction : ) from Washington. The Insurgents apparently are cheered by General DIanco's failure to bribe their leadcrii and his cool reception duMng the tour. Spanish olllclal reports indicate com paratively eevero engagements In. eastern Cuba. A fight near Holguln February 8 is said by Cubans to have resulted in a Span isti loss of nearly 100. There waa a livery light yesterday on the outskirts of Slatan zas , Very few Insurgents are supposed to occupy that province. Sugar cane Is burn- lug more extensively than It was last year. ASIHRICANS SIAY STARVE. Unless congress speedily makes another appropriation the destitute Arr.zrlcan citizens in Cuba will starve. General Lee das less than $10,000 left of the $50,000 $ appropriated. The balance has been spent oven too econom ically. The destitute people were absolutely without food in ? agua for two weeks. In Matonzas thcro waa no consular Issue for three weeks. In this city ttore was on Issue Inr January. The United States ofllclal In charge authorizes this statement. Tha of ficials drew as Ions as they could upon their own 'vsourccs General Leo expects his pres ent supply of money to last about three weeks. Starvation goes on tdo same as ever In nil the cities of Cuba except Havana. Hero Amcrlcsti charity has made n local improve ment and General Leo's orphan hospital for rcconccntrailo babies will soon take pitiful sights .from the streets. The city govern ment also Is doing much more- than formerly. Tills week some American supplies were sent to several smaller towns , but they are only a drop In the ocean. The volunteers who do the distributing are honest end faithful , but they have their friends. A flrst-clats officer of Hie United States commissary department bhould bo sent hero. General Leo would bo glad to have this responsibility lifted from Ills chouldcrs , Ho has neither the tlmo nor the nwlstcoco necessary to thoroughly or ganize and maintain the Increasing dllllcult work. Already the Spanish papers are criticising tlie manner of , distribution. Mlsa Clara liar- ton and Mr.Kl\vcll \ may undertake the * task , but It is probable they will have to ask for assistance. However , the food and clothing of American charity are saving thousands of lives and the hunter plague in Havana , at least , has lost much of Its bitterness. SA'I.VESTEH SCOVEL. TvrcutxMvrn Crunlioil Out. WARSAW , Feb. 10. During a funeral ser vice in the synagogue at Idlzlenclol , In Grodno , yesterday the -woman's gallery col- lapsed. In the panic that ensued twelve women , iflvo men and three children were crushed to death , and uany others were icrlouily Injured. PIHHJHKSS OF Till : 7.OI/A THIAI , Clenernl I'ellliMix Tnkrn Slnnil inn ( Jive * 'IVMlinnny , PARIS , Feb. 10. The examination of M Trarlcux , the former minister of justice , wa completed at today's session at the assizes court of the Seine before which SI. Zola am M. Perrlcu , manager of the Aurore , are be Ing tried , M. Trarlcux said that while ho was minister of justice ho had nothing to do with the Dreyfus affair. Ho approved of M Schcnrcr-Kcfltncr's agitation of the matter. When Commandant Fornlscttl was called M. Delegorgc , presiding judge , refused to al low him to be questioned regarding the Drey fus case and M. Laborlc , counsel for M. Zola announced that owing to the notion of the court ho would abandon the examination of Commandant Fomlscttl and Captain Lebrun- Ilcnaud and others whom ho only desired to question regarding the Dreyfus case. Major Paty du Clam was called and refused to reply to questions put to him relative to Mtne. do Commlngcs. The major also re fused to reply to other questions on the ground of "professional secrecy. " Octicral Qouz and Colonel Henry gave ex planations of the Indiscretions of Colonc Plcquart , who had knowledge of name of the secret papers of the ministry for war. General Pclllcux , who was appointed to in vestigate the Dreyfus case and upon whoso report Major Estcrhazy was court-martialed , was examined. General Pollleux said ho would tell the whole truth and not pleat ] "profession secrecy. " He then proceeded to relate the story of the Ksterhazy Inquiry nnd said that Mnthleu Drcfun and M. Seheurer- Kcstncr both admitted that they could not prove tno cnarsc against .Major listeruazy. General Pclllcux Iticn Indulged In nn out burst against Colonel Plcquart , whom ho nc- cuscd of divulging an csplcciago affair to an outsider , claiming such conduct as shameful. Referring to the Bordereau let ter's the general declared that the alleged fac-slmlllcs published were all fictitious. As to ( Cio compromising letter sent to Major Esterhazy. whliili might raise suspicions that ho had shady relations with a foreign agent , General Pcllieux said : "It Is inconceivable that anyone could be so oiaive as to employ this mettiod of corre spondence In a matter of such gravity. " General Pellleux hero expressed Indigna tion nt the "Inexcusable action of Colonel Plcquart In having Esterhazy's rooms bur glarized without authority ot any kind. " "Colonel Plcquart admitted this , " the wit ness continued , "and when the court-martial acquitted Count Estcrhazy I was not aston ished. I was proud of having contributed to the acquittal of Esterhazy , which proves that In the. Frentfi army there are not two traitors , but only one. ' . ' General Pcllieux was about to refer .to the Dreyfus ccso when the presiding judge gently Interposed his usual veto. M. Dupuy , the former premier , was then called and M. Laborlo began to question him regarding the case of Dreyfus , which the presiding judge votped , whereupon M. Laborlo announced that ho would throw up the examination of M. . Dupuy and other for mer ministers , as the rulings of the presid ing judge made It fruitless. iM. Thevenct , a former minister of Jus tice , who was next examined , said ho could easily understand why SI. Zola was exer cised by the "veiled lady story. " M. Zola , : io added , had acted in good faith , for complete - pleto truth had not been thrown on this matter and M. Zola's was not the only troubled mind. M. Thevcnet expressed satisfaction nt the acquittal of 'Major Estcrhazy , which ho said proved there were no traitors In the French army , but ho "boldly Insisted" that complete - pleto light had not been cast upon this grave affair , which , ho added , Interested the whole of Europe. Ho further expressed regret that the gov ernment had .not spoken In order to restore : ranqullllty for the country. Continuing , M. Thevenet said ho was astonished that the witnesses , Instead of giving open testimony , should take refuge behind professional se crecy , i M. Salle , a lawyer , followed SI. Thevenet on the 'Witness ' stanJ. The presiding Judge refused to allow questions to 'be put to him concerning the Dreyfus case , nnd M. leated discussion between him and M. Laborlo ensued. The latter asked for a short adjournment In order to draw up a formal application that these questions be allowed. When the hearing was resumed SI. La- lorlo submitted the application referred to , M , Clemenceau , counsel ifor the Aurore , sup- > ort-ng : him in a skillful maneuver. Tlie ormer asked that formal notice 'bo taken of the fact that SI. Sallo on the witness land "has not denied that ho was aware , hrough a member of the court-martial , tint a secret document was submitted to the ourt-martlal. " The court refused both oplplcatlons , but I. Clemenceau , toy this Ingenious expedient f reading a question In the 'form ' of an ap plication , practically obtained wliat ho vanted. The excitement heightens dally over the utcomo of the unequal conflict between wo angry parties , ono nnxlous that the chose tige , whether legal or not , should remain In- act , nnd the other that law and justice hould bo respected oven at thn cxpeneo of ho chose Juge. "The latter party Is a very mall minority In a strcngo and pathetic rcdlcamcnt , for 'while , unless It can prove njustlco to the Dreyfus and Usterhazy cases , I. Zola must ( bo condemned , yet the court vlll not allow him the means to prove the njustlce. M. 'Laoorle ' , therefore , Is fighting to 1m- ress the jury with the unfairness of the vholo proceedingslooking to the attitude of ho general public on the case. 'However , It s evident that ho has a difficult task before Im. Compared with the wild tumult of the pro- lous days , today's proceedings weru calm , ven to dullness. The aspect of the court as llttlo changed , though many women In nrlngllko toilettes gave a touch of color to 10 scene. The chief Interest centered In Pelllcux's tatcmcnt. Ho spoke for twenty minutes and was listened to in silence until ho re- erred to the forgeries , when the nudlnco ndulgcd In tumultuous conflicting com- nents. His statements produced a profound mprcBslon , which , however , was partially estroycd by M. Laborls's and M. Clemen- cau's subsequent examination. There were some demonstrations on the trcets tonight , but nothing serious occurred , After each day's proceedings a report of the case Is telegraphed to Emperor William. Inu ml to CIIIIKC t-'i LONDON , Feb. 10 , The St. James Gazette his afternoon alone comments upon the do 01110 Incident. It says : "Scnor do' Lome has estgncJ , and It was the right course , bcther ho wrote or did not write the let- cr ; but the Incident Is bound to make un- leisantnc i between tbo two' governments nd Add to the chances of trouble about ubu , which are by no means eo few as ccr- alu authorities profess to believe. " i SAGASTA MUCH SURPRISED Do Lome Incident Gives Spanish Premier a Severe Shook. OTHER MINISTERS FEEL THE SAME WAY ANlotilNlinicnt VrcvnllH tin Conrt Clr- cU-N lit iMmlrlil nnil Mn > - lln- tnrl ) the HxIntliiK He- , . latloim. , t | ( C.-.pyrlKht , 1S , by Vtffn Publishing Company , ) SIADUID , Feb. 10. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) I am able to state that Sagosta , Moret. and all the members the cabinet arc much aston ished and displeased by the Dupuy incident. General Woodford called upon the mlnlaler of foreign affairs and Is said to have ex pressed the opinion that tbo affair would not disturb relations In court circles. It Is stated that the queen is. much concerned and lamented so very unexpected nn Incident % dent and approves the conduct of the govern ment. Directly the minister of foreign affairs received the telegram of Dupuy do Lome admitting ho had written the letter and ten dering his resignation , the council of min isters assembled and decided to accept the resignation. First Secretary Dubose will re main In charge until n successor is ap pointed. It Is the intention of the govern ment to select a strong representative , chiefly on account of the treaty negotiations. The news caused much sensation In politi cal and official circles In Sladrld. There Is much regret at losing the services of o Tcp- rcscntatlvo with whom two governments of different parties In succession hod been sat isfied and much had yet been expected ot the foreign office and In diplomatic circles. SIcst people express surprise at Do Lome having written such a letter and the Intel ligence at first was generally discredited until cfllclally confirmed. Sagasta says : "There Is no possible reason why the uu- fortuiiato Incident should alter the relations between Spain and the United States , which arc , and wo hope will remain , cordial and friendly , nothing having occurred recently to mar them. " T have seen Canalejas , who said : "I neve- received the letter of Dupuy do Lome. That must have been stolen before reaching me. Where , ho\V , I don't know. I was surprised to hear of the matter. I did not expect to receive this communication , though wo wort old acquaintances. Dupuy treated me very courteously In Washington , but with the natural reserve dictated by his position. I consider the Incident unfortunate but not to disturb existing relations , as President SIcKlnley has already handsomely declared. The selection of a new minister Is most Important. Sagasta told mo this morning the government would soon appoint an experienced statesman. I brought back from Cuba unfavorable Impressions regard ing the economical and political position of the Island. It cannot be denied , however , that Cuba will have n much better crop of tobacco this year. Autonomists feel hope ful of the results of the new policy , but most people In Cuba ecem convinced the real Issue - sue of the question lies with the United ' States. " ARTHUR B. HOUGHTON. HE LOJII2 HAS TO GUT OlIT. Spnnlfili ' .Millldtcr It < : nln niitl Home Coveriiinc-iit uYciiiiU-NucN. WASHINGTON' , Feb. JO. The State department - partment this morning cave out for publi cation the substance o ! the cablegram sent yesterday to General WoiJford , our ninlster to Madrid , In referono to tin fie Lorn ? letter. The statement is as follows : There has appeared in the pub'Ic prints netter otter addressed by the Spanish minister to Sir. Canalejaa. This letter the minister nd- mlta nus written by him. It contains ex ircsslons concerning the president of the United States of such a character aa to cm the minister's usefulness ns a representative of his government in this country. Genera. Woodford therefore was Instructed at once .o say to the minister of state that the mmcdlatc recall of ( Sir. Dupuy da Lome Is expected by the president. It IB stated 'that up to this time no re sponse has been received from the Spanbl government , Up to 10:30 : o'clock Scnor Dupuy dc Lonio mil not received from his government r.n announcement of Its acceptance of his resig nation , but it Is believed that this soon will bo given and that the minister's official con nection with the government as the Span- ih representative to the Un'tcd ' States will cimo to a prompt termination without th necessity of action by this government In giving to the minister his passports. Senor do Lome regards himself ? now a prlvato citizen , although technically still Spain's representative. Invents In connection with the minister's letter have been transpiring rapidly wlthlo the last few hours , and all the attending circumstances -wore developed today. On Tuesday night the minister first received prlvato Infcvmatlon that the letter was In the hands of the Cuban junta and was about to bo rando public. The information was meager , and not knowing exactly what was referred to , and believing that the siory was an exaggeration from Cuban sources , he characterized the rep or to as ridiculous. At no time , however , did ho deny the authen ticity of the letter to Canalejas , Later , when fully acquainted with the facts , ho cabled tdo Spanish Government fully , stating that the letter was about to be published , and that in his judgment the effect would bo to end his uscfultiecs as tbo representative of Spain at Washington. This was Tuesday night , bcforo the publication had appeared. In effect it was a tender of resignation , al though couched In terms usual to diplomacy , that the usefulness ot the minister was at an This continues to bo the status up to the present time , tdo offer of resignation being before tbo authorities at Sladrld. What ac tion they have taken or will take has not been made known here. That tbero will bean an acceptance of the resignation Is regarded aa certain , as awn an the usual formalities can bo observed. The queen regent Is the cniy one who can relieve a representative of l.or government from his riost. and until elio acts the last formality will not bo concluded. In the meantime a cabinet council may con sider the situation and Its action will bo conclusive , the queen eImply giving ofdclal execution to the cabinet's decision. In view of the news from Madrid of the acceptance of the resignation of tbo Spanish minister It may bo stated that our govern , ment is not disposed to split lulrs over the method of the offending minister's retire ment , In other words it Is not concerned as to whether ho resigns or Is recalled so long as ho leaves the capital. U is true that the exact language of tbe message sent by the State department to Mr. Woodford Indicated , the president's desire the minister bo recalled , but the language was used us iltd most proper for such nn occasion and mast not bo taken to mean that the president Is disposed to go further than Is ncccstarr. In the pursuit of Sir. do Lome , now ho lonfecr an official of the Spanish government fcbrraentlng It at Washington , but simply a Spanish citizen lingering at the capital only long enough to pack up and remov'e hit effects. The Sladrld cable to the Associated Press was communicated lo ( he Spanish minister and was hlfl first knowledge that action had Jjeen taken by the cabinet and qucon. The official notification had not reached him up to 10:30 : a. m. The .acceptance of the resignation was fully expected , and occasioned no surprise or change of plans. The effect ot the ac ceptance Is to close Scnor Dupuy do Lome's cervices as Spanish minister at Washington. The future status ot Sciior dc Lome Is a matter ot doubt. One ot two courses is open to his government : A recall to Spain , or a transfer to another diplomatic post. A recall without designation to another post would leave him In thp ( ranks of the dip lomatic service on waltlnp orders. * This Is the position ot Scnor "MUrogua , who pro ceeded De Lome here. In case of a desire to 'transfer him to another post there are a lumber ot Important Spanish embassies and legations available. In some quarters It Is thought the sontjmcnt of the Span- isU .people would approve n transfer of this character , but It Is believed to be more probable that the Spanish government will wait until the strain t > f the Incident Is over before declaring the future of Its retlr- Inn minister. This Is the-m'oro Ilkelv since Scnor do Lome Is not a liberal , but belongs to the conservative partyj ( which Is now out of power. The action of the cabinet in designating the first secretary as charge d'affalrs leaves a question as to whether Scnor Pablo .Soler or Scnor Dubose will bo In temporary charge , both having rank as first Secretary. It h.id been understood that Pablo Soler would bo named , but at the legation Itvas said noth ing definite could be silted before the ofllclal notification from Spain was received. Up to the close of office hours the State department had not heard from Sir. Wood- ford , Itwas said. However , there was no disposition to question the correctness of the report ot the Spanish cabinet's action upon the Spanish minister's , resignation , and tbe opinion is entertained that tbo matter Is now practically settled. It Is believed that when 'Ski Woodford Is heard from It will be } n the Jhape of a mca- saqo saying that the ' .Spanish . government expresses regret at I ho Incident ; that th& resignation of Sir. Dupuy Jo Lome makes it unnecessary to go further in the direction of the request of the' prfcsldCnt for his rc nnll. nml nnnoiinces that the 'first secretary of the legation will conduct Its business In Washington until another . minister Is named. . Under the peculiar circumstances existing the ceremony attending thli departure of the Spanish minister Is attended with much doubt. It Is usual , whc 'a" forcfgn repre sentative leaves tbo country , 'for ' Mm , to I ) received In formal audletycj'Bt the Whlto House , when an exchange"of _ jyc l-wlshos takes place betwesn hljn < anu'tbe' president. It Is hapdly expected thai this formality will bo observed In the prcs'ont case , owing to the personal nspccta cf-.tho Incident. In cases that approach this in most respects the minister has usually allowed his letters of recall to bo presented'by his successor. ' Senor Muruaga , who was Benor do Lome's predecessor , left Washington suddenly on leave of absence shortly after the appear- anco In a newspaper of on interview In which ho criticised our government. He did not return to Washington , but Scnor Dupuy do Lomo appeared with the lettern of recall of his predecessor and letters ac crediting himself as his successor , so that there Is a precedent for. failure on the part of the retiring minister take leave of our officials. It is said at the Stato-department that there Is no time limit in- which Dupuy do Lomo must leave Washington , nnd being now only n private Spanish citizen , he may take a reasonable time to arrange his affairs hero without calling for criticism. The De Lomo letter has. already attracted the attention of foreign ' governments and appears to bo regarded b > y them s an Im portant factor In the general Cuban ques tion. Some of the foreign1 ministers at Washington have advised thjslr governments fully on the occurrence. These were mis leading at the outset , for members of the diplomatic corps assumed 'that the letter was a forgery and some advices conveyed thla view ot the case. Now , that Its gen uineness has been established , the facts have been sent to most of ; the foreign cap itals. / f No Incident In recent days has caused such a sensation In the ranks of the diplo matic corps. There la universal regret among the ambassadors and ministers who have boon brought Into close social relations with Senor ( Jo Lome. It has also aroused a keen discussion as to the right of crit icism \\hlch a minister can IndulgeIn under the seal of a prlvato Icttsr. 'While there Is no general consensus of oplnica among dip lomatic authorities , yet many 'of them toke the view that It Is not only a right but a duty for a minister to prctent every detail of a personal nature , whichIn his judgment , may aid In a correct understanding of a case. A distinction is made tby them be tween ofllclal and personal lexers. Scnor do Lomo Is acting on .Uio presump tion that his services are closed and Is pre paring his household for departure. No time lias been fixed for his leaving , . -For the pres ent ho continues to exercise bis functions as minister. On his being'relieved the first secretary , Senor Pablo Soler , , wJH be charge d' affaires ad Interim. The latter has had considerable experience In dldlomacy. and at ono tlmo was confidential " qcrotary to the late premier of Spain , Benor Canovos. It Is not expected that the Buryjco as charge will bo more than temporary , asa _ new min ister , chosen from premier Sagasta's liberal adherents , is expected to bo named at on early day. . , , , AVIillo the foregoing gives tho' action taken jy the Spanish authorities , the results may jo considerably affected by thil steps taken ly the State department. The department s acting without reference to fbo minister's resignation. It shaped its action after re ceiving the original letter written by De Lomo to Canalejaa. Tbe original letter came into the posses sion ot tbe department yesterday , and was carried by Judge Day to tn * minister's resi dence. Tbe meeting cquid not bavo been other than painful. There was no denial on the part ot tbo minister , When Judge ) ay learned direct from tbo minister that the etter was genuine , tbo cablegram to General Woodford waa cent. These instructions will ICoatlnuca oa Sixth rage. ) FOR THE INDIAN CONGRESS Allen's Amendment is Tacked on to the Indian Bill , WILL PROBABLY GO THROUGH THE HOUSE Sonic Opponltlcm Mny Develop In thnt HcHlj- , lint Morcrr Thlnkn lie Om Steer the Mutter SlICCOkHfUll ) ' . WASIirx TON , Feb. 10. ( ? pcclal Tele gram. ) The ndoptlcn toy the senate today of Senator Allen's amendment providing the holding of nn Indian congress at Omaha be tween June and "November of this year , and appropriating J45.000 Hicrcfor , gives the amendment a prestige which almost Insures its final adoption by both houses. Now that the amendment has ibccn at tached to the Indian ( bill It will depend en tirely upon the conferees to say whether It shall "become a law or not. On the part of the senate the conferees will oe Allison , Pettlgrow and Perkins. On the part of the house , Sherman , Curtis of Kansas and Little. It Is with the house conferees that yeoman service must bo done , 'but SIcrccr says h's ! associates will bo all right , In view of their Interest lu other measures affecting their own districts , and In which 'ho Is also Interested. It Is possible , however , that n fight nwy 'be ' made against the amendment nn fhn flnnr. in xvhlnh mien thvlinfn ! Vn- braskn delegation will take part In the dis cussion. Tihcrc are several elements to .be conciliated and 'these ' iSIorccr will look after , especially one or two members from Chicago districts , who , smarting over their Inability thus far to secure a repeal cf the law creat ing an Indian supply depot at Omaha. Jmvo thought It good politics to oppose the Indian congress measure. However , with the con ferees favorable to the amendment It is ibe- llevcd that any opposition that may develop will bo summarily dlspose.1 of. Senator Thurston attempted to attach an amendment to the Indian iblll appropriating $ ? o,000 for an additional .building or buildIngs - Ings at the Genoa Indian school as might be necessary in the Judgment of 'the ' commis sioner of Indian affairs , but Senator Allison made the point of order against the amend ment , from which Senator Allen appealed , and On the call that followed the senate ad journed. In view of the handsome treat ment accorded the Indian 'congress ' 'bill ' by the committee on appropriations , and also the Genoa school In the way of appropria tion for steam heating apparatus , etc. , U has ibeen thought good policy to let any addi tional amount for Genoa go over until later. ( PLASTE/U / SIODELS. The last consignment of plaster models for the exterior finish of the Government building at the Transmlsslsslppl Exposition was today shipped to Omaha. James F. EaUly ot this city , sculptor , who JKS charge of this work , eald today that the colossal statue cf the republic for the dome of the Government building will be completed and ready for shipment next week. The Rosebud's and Lower -Hrule Indians from South Dakota today called on the ( In dian commissioner and Hind a talk with ref erence to the annual per oplta allowance and supply of clothlug for the coming year. The Ind'ans wish to get their funds and clothlug earlier than they did last year. The commissioner referred the 'matter to the finance division and will glvo them , an answer tomorrow. A bill directing a reissue of a check for ? 2,819 , drawn by Agent Charles E. 'SIc- Chcsncr In payment of a 'balance ' duo upon a contract ifor furnishing ibrlck to the govern ment at Pine nidge , S. D. , wJilch check was lost On the mail , was today -passed by the house. The contract for carrying the mall between Larainle and Walden , Wyo. , was tojay awarded to II. C. Hozclwood , at 5121 a year. The court of olaims today handed down and opinion recommending payment of claims of the following Iowa letter carriers : Wil liam i.Y. Appel and Cornelius iD. Fisher , Mus- catine , $138 and | 15'o ' respectively ; George S. Colonial ] , Dsltaloosa , $219. Senator Allen Introduced a "bill today pro viding for a more equitable distribution of funds of the Santee and Flandreauloux | anft Ponen Indians of Nebraska and South Dakota. The bill provides that not to ex ceed one-third of the annual interest due and payable to the Santco and SFlandreau Sioux and Ponca Indians , namely $210,202.20 , shall be used for educational purposes , the re mainder to too paid to tlio Indians In equal per capita amounts at such times and In suoh sums as the secretary of the interior may deem best. Representative Strode today Introduced tills fcr the relief ot S. 21. Hen derson and Captain John T , Cochran , at $72 respectively per month. Congressman Greene left for Erie , Pa , , with the rivers nnd harbors committee of the house. He Is 'booked ' for n speech tomorrow. A. D. Klttrcdgo of 'South Dakota Is In the city. I'KOI'O.SAI , TO KOItH IIIO.V TKUST. Coinpiiny .St'iiilN ClreiilitrH to CLEVELAND , Feb. 10. An afternoon paper says : "In Cleveland Ircti circles the sensa tional story was circulated today that an ef fort Is being made by the Carnegie Iron com pany to form i trust , eontrollng the entire pig Iron trade of the country. Local Iron dealers recently received communications from the Carnegie company urging that sucn step bo considered and advancing lengthy ar guments to provo the benefit a trust would bo to all concerned , The projectors propose to follow the same plan under which the big coal trust is now being organized. They pro pose to bring all the leading producers Into the combiciu and regulate -their output by giv ing each member of the combine an allotment. U is proposed to regulate the allotment by figuring on the average output of each linn during the last flvo years , PITTSDURG , Feb. ID. The officials of the Carneglo company were shown the dispatch from Cleveland , In which it was stated that the Carneglo company was making an effort to form a pig Iron trust , and they pronounced it false in every particular. MnvcMiii-ufv of Oevnii VI-HMI-IM , Fell , 1(1 , At New York-Salled-Stuttgnrt. for lire- men. Arrived Saale , from firemen. At London Arrived Urltannle , from Phil adelphia ; Manitoba , from New York. At Queensto'wi ) Sailed Slnjcutlo for New York. Arrived' ' Germanic , from New York , for Liverpool ; IJelgenland , from Philadel phia , At Copenhagen Sailed Thlngvalla , for New York. At Glasgow Arrived Ethiopia , from Now York , At 'Marseilles Arrived Ca'lfornla. from New York. At Chrlstlansand Arrived Norge , from New York. At I'hlladclphla-Salled-Swltzerland , for Antwerp , THE BEE BULL1 Wetther Forecast for Nebrimkn Ooncrnlly 1'nlr ; Warmer ; tiSiSMy WlnJu. 1 , Culmn Autonomy n Do I.uinn ( llvflt Snc Allen nmt the Imtliin Mnnlf-r nnd Suicide till 3 , C'oiigrrjmlnnnl I'roco Clninjrc of Trout In 1'rrsldvnt Potter I * Up-Klectril , 3 , Ititrtlcy'ft llrlefft 1'lnrcd on I'lln. Xrbrnntdi ( Irnnil Army incnnipmcnti : 4. ICilltnrlnl nnd Comment , 0. t'olorndo Wilt lln nt the ixinltloii : | , Director Oviicnil llndly Needed. Concerning' the Kitnin * rnrlllo Sule. 0. Council muffs Local Matter * . I own Mny Control Its Htnto llnnk * , 7. Mining NexvN from th Itlnclc IIIIU. tlonernt News from tliu l-'nrther West. 8. Lenguo of Itcinilillcnn Clubs. Sleet Storm Doe * Much DnmitRe , Simon l > cupcs from Custody. O. August Knslncr IMitceil on Trlnl , Pickpocket * Iliuy In Onmlm. 11. Commercial nml Flnnnclnl Nints. 12. "An Involved Story. " To in per n tunnt Omnliiit Hour , Hen : . Hour. licit. R n. in - 1 p. in -I O n. in t7 ! U p. in. . . . . . - " 7 lu m liT H p. m - " > 8 n. in -d 4 p , m 'M n n. m -i n p. 111 - - 10 ii. in Ul ( t p. til -I It II , in - - 7 p. Ill -1 1U ill - N p. 111 -I n P. m - CAM'S THIS VI3IIIJICT A 1MIICI- Suyn Ho IlonervoM Kltlu- liiR : or I'rcriloin. CHICAGO. Feb. 10. ' "That jury was pack of cowards , " said Adolph L. Luetger at the county Jail today. The big sausage maker showed some anger ao ho spoke. "I they had been men men of nerve ntid char ncter , " continued Luctgert , "thcro wouli have been no compromise verdict. They dli not decide the case on the law and the cvl dcnco ; they simply compromised. I nn either guilty , or I am Innocent. If I nn guilty I deserve death they ought to bant mo as high as Glldcroy's kite. If I am lo noccnt I nrr. entitled to my liberty. Luetger Is as Innocent ot the crime charged ngalns him as any man who walks the streets o Chicago. There should have been no hal way verdict In this case. It la snld that auguod last night when the verdict was read. That la true. 1 did laugh and I have aughcd since. I laughed because the vcr- illct to me 13 M ridiculous farce. It Is n coward's verdict. They did not have the nerve 'to ' find , me not guilty when they saw he evidence did not provo ray guilt , no thej compromised. The case will go to the cu- prcmo court. Eventually I will bo free. " Attorney Harmon , counsel for Luetgert appeared before Judge uary tins anercioon and asked for thirty days' tlmo In which to fllo his motion for n new trial. Mr. Har mon declared ho had received Informatloi today to the effect that Mrs. Luctgert still lives. Ho also Intimated that some ot the jurymen should have been ( llsquallfled Judge Gary allowed the defense until Feb ruary 10to prepare Its motion. Sir. Har mon will attempt to secure affidavits to the effect that two of the jurors exprescd an opinion on the case before beisig called for examination. Ho will seek to substantiate these charges of perjury and thus sccuro another chance for the prisoner , THAXSFEIIS HIS UKXVISIt IMIOP13IITY. PriinclM C. nrnlilc IHIONI-H | | of Some Vnliinlilu AHsL-tH , D'ENVBR , Colo. , Feb. 10. ( Special Tele gram. ) Two transfers of Denver property were made today which may have some bear ing on the Francis Grablo case. Francis C. Grablo transfccs two and one-half lots C.o J. S. Grable , and J. S. Grablo transfers to Hester D. Giablo seven and one-half lota. It was simply au order for transfer , the usual consideration being made , $1 , In each case. The lots are located In Shaffenburg's addition , in ono of the oldest parts of Den > ver , Ctiamra and Twenty-sixth streets. The assessed valuation of this property , with Improvements , is $7,890 , and Its real value probably $25,000 , The transfer was not ef fected by local dealers , as the deed came to the county clerk's office by mall from some outsldo point. At ono tlmo Grablo owned considerable property hero , but the bulk of It was traded with the Travelers' Insurance company of SiasMchusetts for a controlling Interest in the North Fork Irrigating and Land company of Larimer county , which eventually proved to bo cue of arable's white elephants , aa no water could bo had for his ditch , if com pleted , and It developed that it was scarcely started when ( do crash came. I'AYS CLAI.1I TO VAI.UA1IM3 J.A.MJ. Iiiilliui Say * He ( MviiN C ron ml In Henri of KIIIINIIH City. KANSAS CITY , SIo. , Fob. 10. Joseph Boulangcr , a quarter-blood Osage Indian who asserts ho Is a nephew of the famous General Iloulongcr of France , is to make a claim to about thirty-five acres of land on the slto and In the vicinity of the union depot In this city. The property is very valuable. Iloulanger was born on the site ot the depot in 1850. Ho says that his grandfather on his mother's sldo received a patent to the land from Andrew Jackson and that It was never properly sold , the people who finally got the property receiv ing it by filing forged duplicates ot the original papers. Ooulangcr la well educated and for years has held olllce In Indian Territory. Some tlmo since another Indian made claim to a largo tract ot land in Ar gentine , a suburb , His claim Is still pend ing. _ AM.WAIV13 rUHTHUIt HXAMI.VATUO.V. More Arri-Ht * for tint TiynchliiK- ( he llllllllllN , SIIAWNRB , Okl. , Fob. 10. At the con tinuation today of 'tho examination of five whlto men charged with complicity In the burning of two Semlnolcs at tlio r.talco the culprits caused surprise by waiving further hearing and giving bonds for their appear ance before the United States grand jury. Six others were "brought In today charged with the same or line , among the number being Nelson Jones , a deputy United Stairs marshal. All waived preliminary examina tion and ga-vo bonds. Twenty others , it Is eald , will bo brought in tomorrow. Nearly fifty mcmbcra of the mob will then bo under arrest. Ollleer unit Primmer llolh JJencl. COFFHYVILLB , Kan. , Feb. 10. At No- wntn , twenty miles south , John Wilson , city marshal , undertook to arrest a man named Dwycr , a whisky peddler , when the latter shot him. The marshal in turn shot lwyer. Both died In about fifteen minutes. KnJoliiH Sulc of 'Itiillrouil ' Ia n d. TACOSIA , Wash. , Feb. 10. Justice Sanford - ford of the United Btutca court today granted an Injunction restraining the treas urer of LcwU county -from sell ! Northern Pacific railroad landa for delinquent taxes or U'Jl. LOVER'S RAS1I DEED Suitor for nn Iowa Girl's Hand Commit * Bloody Orimo. SHOOTS THE YCUNG WOMAN AND HIMSEIf Both Victims of the Pistol's ' Deadly Bullets Will Dio. UNREQUITED LOVE CAUSES THE ACT Minnie Boos flpjectj the Attentions of Will CLr.'stoph , INTERVIEW AND SHOOTING AFFRAY FOLLOW Ctrl IN Shot ThroiiKh ( lieIII | > nil a KtMvi-lK , Whltf CIu-lsloi.il HUN .Tiro lloli-N In IIU i I . llroiiMt , , MASON CITV , la. , Feb. 10 , ( Spcclnl Tele- , gram. ) The second tragedy within a yean was last night enacted In Chlckasnw county. As n result Miss Minnie DOOR lies mortally wounded nnd Will C.'irlstoph lies at tlio point ot death from pistol wounds self-Inflicted. The two families are neighbors , raiding n mlle distant. Hotli -well-to-do and of good standing In the commnnlty. It up roars Hint Will loved Mlnnlo and for some tlmo past has endeavored to woo and wed her , but his suit met wlUi neither the np- provnl of the young womnn JIOP her parents. His proposals fop inarrlago were time nmt tlmo again rejected , yet he Insisted In forc ing his attontlonn upon her. I.nst night nt about 8 o'clock ho again called at her home. The two retired to a private room to talk matters over , but what .happened . between them Is unknown. At about 9 o'clock the family were startled , by two pistol shots. Upon opening the door Mlnnlo was found on the noor writhing In pain. Neighbors wc-ro aroused and olllccrs at once notified. Chrlstoph , after making the deadly as sault , passed out the door nnd Into the ynnl and turned the gun upon himself. At first It was thought that Chrlstoph would never regain consciousness. Ho had sent two bul lets through the breast near the region of the heart. The young woman wan found to bo shot through the hip -and through the lower bowels. She soon rallied , but this afternoon alarming symptoms presented t flPtllCol vrw nttil elm > . . in . * _ _ . . . , night. Chrlstoph Is some better , but recovery l ( hardly possible. Ho la In no condition to make a statement. No arrests hayo been mado. STOPS TIIH 1MHIT AltTlll'lt CAVAI , . In J ii net I mi K IteMriitn Compniir frnm Co 11 (1ninIn - IMini. DBAUarONT. _ , , Tcx. , Kcb. lO.-Dcputy United States Itarshnl Or.rotish today served on the Port Arthur Channel and Dock com pany a writ granted by the United Stages circuit court , enjoining the company from entering upon the property of Latham Davis of Omaha , Neb. , for the purpose of ex cavating Its proposed ship canal to Sablno Jlty. The Fort Arthur company had sought to condemn a right of way through the wcperty and Us action Jiail been sustained by the county court. Tim nlnlntlfr Dmlrnr non-resident , 'had ' the litigation transferred 0 the United States court. In applying for he Injunction , Davis questioned the- charter Ight of tflie Port Arthur company to condemn 1 right of pway through Jils property and Judge A. P. SicCormlck , who granted the vrlt , says the company must keep off the and until the questions are finally settled by the circuit court. A long litigation Is expected. The Port Arthur concern Is allied o the Kansas City , Plttsburg & Gulf rall- vay. Herman Kountzo , ono of the local ropro- eentatlvea ofl the S&lblno Pass Land and I in- irovomctit company , raid last evening that 10 had not been advised as yet In connec- lon with the latest move made by his com pany In the Sablnc Pass nnd Port Arthur struggle for supremacy In the gulf trade. It vas stated by Mr. P. II. Davis , who is also Interested In the company , and who la i brother of Latham Davis , that the Sablno Pass company had merely brought legal pro ceedings against the Port Arthur company o prevent the latter condemning a portion of the former's land , which , If used ao a snip canal , would bo Inimitable to the Sablno lass Interests. SI'lH'ltlSICH I'M ; IKON I'HODUCKIt.S. Suililfit ItIxo IlrlnuH Them a Cliinve > tinI'rolK. . CLEVELAND , 0. , Feb. 10 , The Iron Trade lovlew this week will say : " .Bessemer pig Iron has been the interest- ngnot to Hay sensational , feature of the ron market 'tho last week , In all the rec- rd of Its surprising performance this Is erhaps the most remarkable , both for Itu uddenness and for the temporary Inability f the trade to read Its significance. licssc- mer for prompt shipment , from having sold t $9 In the valley on Wednesday of last cok , Oiad gone to $9.60 ln the next two ays , and the distinct buying movement that jrought the rise Involved upward of 7G.OOO ons of prompt Iron besides 25,000 tons for atcr delivery. It was 'but ' a step from HID cpths In whljh central western furnace- nen found themselves to a ( basis giving a mall margin , at least above test ; and It as not until the surplus Iron In the val- eys liad all been gathered up , must of it t prices below $9.60 $ that fnriiacemcn real- zed that u strong consuming Interest wan 10 buyer , About 75,000 tons is credited to Pittsliurg and the Cleveland and Chicago districts are reported to have- taken uniallcr blocks , though the western Intorcats partici pating in tbo buying are not definitely cs- tabKahed , "It need scarcely bo said that the events of the week have put a now face on tbo. situation In the valleys , and that the ex tent of the operations of the largo steel companies as thus indicated have made pig Iron -producers hopeful , who tor two weeks past have seen little chance for better thing * except In curtailment. " < VIINIIIISi'imlor ' .Murphy , ALUANV , N. Y. , Fob. lO.-In the assembly today , I'Alicn the Weeks resolution , asking * for the resignation of Senator iMurphy , wan called up , 'Mr. Wceku offered a substitute , which censured , but does not demand his resignation , A protracted discussion waa precipitated and ( Mr. O'.lver democrat of Now York , Introduced a substitute calling for the impeachment of President Mi-Klnli-jr tor aiding In the election of Senator Hunnn. The resolution censuring Senator Murphy way dniilly adopted by a vote of 79 ayes und 63 imyi.