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ESTABLISHED JU2TE 19 , 1871. OMAHA , THURSDAY MOUSING- , DECEMBER 15 , 1808 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. WINS THE GEORGIANS Atlaota Jubilee Made Memorable on First Day by President's ' Utterances , ADDRESS MARKS AN EPOCH OF NEW PEACE Pathetic Scene in the Assembly Among Men Who Fought for South , SOUTHERNERS WARM GREETING TO NORTH Georgia's ' Capital City Entem Upon IU Big Peace Celebration. MANY THOUSANDS SEE FLOWER PAGEANT I'rmlilent McKlnlcy Call * on the Gov ernor and Deliver * nn Aildren * to it Joint ( nthurliifc of the State ATLANTA , Ga. , Dec. 14. President Mc- Klnloy made memorable the first day of the Atlanta peace Jubilee by a notable ut terance In his speech before the joint ses sion of the Georgia legislature this after noon. Ills reception by the general assembly was wnrm and hearty In the extreme , end his speech was punctuated with frequent bursts ot cheering. It is admitted on all eldcs that the address marked an epoch In history mid Is tonight on every lip. Upou the president's arrival at the capltol he was greeted with a field artillery salute. y Ho was at once escorted to Governor Chandler's office. There was a short In formal reception there. Upon Its conclusion the president , followed by members of the cabinet , was conducted to the assembly chamber , where ho occupied the speaker's chair , with Governor Candler on hta right. When President Dodson of the senate called the legislature to order the galleries were thronged with men and women. The body of the chamber was fairly well filled with tatc senators and assemblymen , while the uniforms of various odlccrs and the gov ernor's staff gave u touch of brilliant color to the gathering. On the first row facing tbo speaker's chair sat Secretaries Gage , Long , Wilson and Postmaster General Smith and Secretary Porter. Ileslde the speaker's desk and below the president Generals Wheeler , Lawton and Young , In full uniform , sit on chairs. The speaker rapped for sllenco and Introduced the president to the audience , After congratulating the state of Georgia upon the presence of their distinguished guest. As the president rose the audience applauded. Tribute to American Vnlor. A scene of Intcnso enthusiasm followed when , amid Impressive silence , these words fell from tlio lips ot the president : "Every soldier's grave made during the un fortunate civil war Is a tribute to American valor. And while , when these graves were made , wo differed widely about the future ot the government , those differ ences were long ago settled by the arbitra ment ot arras nd the time has now come tn the evolution'of aenttnieat anO itKltiiz under thrt providence ot God when , In the spirit of fraternity , we should share with you In 'the care of the graves of the con federate soldiers. " A wild cheer went up from every throat In the typical southern audience , a cheer that echoed and re-echoed throughout the audience until It was taken up by the crowds outside. Other men , who fought ( for the south , rose from 'their scats nnd waved their hats. One confederate veteran , now a venerable legislator , " had pressed forward until 'he was leaning against the speaker's < Uak. hanging on each word the president uttered. When the reference was made to the confederate dead -this old man burled his head In his arms nnd while the cheer scunded cried like a little child. Of the many conciliatory speeches that have been made since Grant said "Let there be peace" nothing ihas more deeply stirred o southern audience than the simple words of President McKlnley this afternoon. No sooner hod President McKlnloy concluded before .there . wer loud cries for Wheeler , and when that little man got up , his head scarcely higher than the speaker's desk , th ? nudttnco once more gave vent to wild en thusiasm. General Wheeler referred eulo- glstlcally to the efforts of the president ioward preserving peace as long as the coun try's honor would permit such effort * , and of his masterful policy after war was In evitable. General Wheeler paid a tribute to Admiral Dewey and said : "The army In ccnjunctlon with the navy was ordered to attack and destroy the Spanish forces at Santiago. In four weeks that order was obeyed and its purposes accomplished. The proud Spanish nation stood suing for peace from the nation which a month before It had fceld up to ridicule and scorn , " Calls for Brigadier General Young brought that officer to his feet with a short speech regarding the condition of the army Cbmpe In the south. Ho said that no troops In the orld were better , more regularly fed and better treated than the troops In South Carolina and Georgia. General Lawton was loudly cheered , but refused to make a speech. Ho simply thanked , on behalf of 'his ' men at Santiago , the people of Georgia for the tribute to him- elf. Secretary Algcr declined to speak and tha legislature dissolved. The president held a private reception In ( bo .senate and afterward a public reception on the steps of the rotunda. Then hundreds of southerners crushed and Jostled eacli other In their anxiety to shake n northern president's 'hand. ' Many had come from miles distant and when , at 2lfi : p. in. , ( he president loft the capltol there were still hundreds bitterly disappointed because the ) had not been able to make their way through , Hearty Greeting on Arrival. It wa 8 o'clock when the train boarlnt President McKlnley and party entered th ( union depot In Atlanta. A large crowd wai present despite the cold weather and a roua Ing cheer went up as the twin came to f standstill. Tbo sun shone brightly and , al' though the air waa keen , did much to dlspe the chill. General Joseph Wheeler waa the first tc light. A strong chorus of cheers greetei the distinguished Alabamalan , as. accompa nled by his daughter and the members of thi reception committee , ho made hU way to i carriage. When the president appeared 01 the rear platform of hla car a hearty cheoi was given him , breaking forth with renewei vigor an Instant later when Mrs. McKlnle ; came out ot the car. The welcome to tbi members of the cabinet was very cordial The women of the Jubilee comtnlttei extended a greeting to the womei of the presidential party , afte ; which the president , and those accompany ing him , were escorted to the Klmball house The presidential party was at once as signed to the apartments set aside for It , am tbo president , who was early astir on th train , devoted tb morning to resting. Mn McKlnley alto retired to prepare for th > omlng duties of .the day. Among other iromlnent visitors who arrived today are : General S. 0. M. Young , commanding the econd arm/ corps , nno staff , from Augusta ; ion. George U. Peck , the Misses Peck and ilfs Kohlsait ot Chicago ; A. J. Earllng and Has Earllng of Chicago , and Ell Gage. At 0 o'clock the men of the president's arty partook of funcheon In the chief cxecu- ve'a apartments , whllo the women at the ame hour were the guests ot the Jubilee lommltteo nt a delightful Informal breakfast n the women's ordinary of the hotel. At a ew minutes before 10 o'clock the president's tarty was assigned to carriages and escorted > y fifty mounted police and the members ot overnor Candlcr's staff started for the cap- tol. duns boomed the presidential salute s the executive amended the steps ot the apltol. At the Hunter street entrance the resident was met by a committee , composed f Winiam O. O'Dear , adjutant general , rep- rsentlng Governor Candler ; Senator Hand , eprceentlng the senate , and Representative [ ardwlck of the house , and conducted to the ; overnor'a parlor. Here ho was received > y Governor Candler and the state house otfl- lala , after which the general assembly In olnt session received the president and larty and the governor. The president , as he entered the house of eprescntatlves , was given an ovation. The olnt session rose to Its feet and applauded nd cheered the nation's chief lustily. The well filled galleries Joined In the welcome nd sent up n chorus of cheers which made 10 hall resound , William A. Dodaon , president of the senate , ntroduccd the president. Again was the clcome renewed and the president , as ho ame forward , was compelled to stand some minutes bowing his acknowledgment. The resident said : Addrc * * to the I.ojjliilntorn. It la an uncommon pleasure to bo thus reeled by these representatives of the state if Georgia and It affords mo much gratlnca- on to be hero and rejoice with you over the Ipnlng of the treaty of peace with Spain. Sectional lines no longer mar the map of the Inlted States. Sectional feeling no longer lolds back the love wo bear each other , paternity Is the national anthem , sung by a horus of forty-flvo states and our territories t home and beyond the eeas. The union is mco more the common atlas ot our love and oyalty , our devotion and sacrifice. The old ag again waves over us In peace , with new ; lorles which your sons and ours , this year , mvo added to Its sacred folds. What cause we have for rclolclng Is sad- encd only by the fact that to many of our > rave > men fell on field or sickened and died rom hardship and exposure , and others , re timing , bringing wounds and disease from which they will long suffer. The memory of the dead will be a oreclous legacy and the Isabled will be the nation's care. A nation which cares for Its disabled soldiers s we have always done , will never lack de- enders. The national cemeteries for thosp who foil In battle are proof that the dead as well as the living have our love. What an rmy of silent sentinels we have and with nhat loving care their graves are kept ! very soldier's grave made during our un- ortunate civil war is a 'tribute ' to American alor. And while , when those graves were made , wo differed widely about the future of his government , these differences were long go settled by the arbitrament of arms and he time has now come In the evolution of wntlment and feeling under the providence if God , when In the spirit of fraternity we hould share with you the care of the graves of the confederate soldier. The cordial feeling now happily existing > etween > the north and the south , prompts his gracious act , and If it needed further ustlflcatlon it is found In the gallant oyulty to the union and the flag HO con- plcuously shown in the year Just passed by he sons and grandsons of these heroic dead. Vhut u glorious fi\ttre \ : awaltn uq j ( unt/edly / , vlsely and bravely we face the new problems now pressing us , determined to solve them for right and humanity ! Tlio president's reference to the con federate dead was greeted with the wildest applause. General Wheeler followed the president and received a most enthusiastic reception. General Lawton and General Young spoke briefly and received a warm welcome. The legislature then adjourned and the mem bers were presented to the president. Klahorato Floral Parade. The prettiest and most novel event of the day's festivities occurred during the after noon. It was a floral parade In which all the prominent people of the city took part and was the first of Its kind ever given in the city. Carriages of every kind were In line and all decorated In an elaborate man ner. The women of the city vied with one another In their efforts to present the most beautiful carriage , contesting for a prlte offered by tbo committee having the fea ture In charge. The parade formed on Trinity avenue and proceeded through the business portion of the south side to Peach Tree street. Pass ing out this beautiful thoroughfare , which was lined on both sides with thousands of cheering school children , all waving tiny flags , It was Indeed an unique feature. The president and his escort preceded the parade to the reviewing stand at the corner of Peach Tree street and Ponce de Leon ave nue. As each carriage passed the stand the occupants saluted the president and waved flags , to which the executive responded graciously. After the review , the distinguished guests returned to the Klmball and spent the re mainder of the afternoon In resting. Tonight the members of the Capltol City club opened up their club house to the presi dent and Mrs. McKlnley and the guests of the city. The occasion was notably brilliant. The receiving party consisted of a number of Atlanta's representative women and a large company of club members. The decorations were flags , American smllax and \merlcan Beauty roses. The late arrivals today were Hon. Evan Settle ot Kentucky , -who will speak In the place of Congressman Bailey ; Richmond P. Hobson and Miss Hobson and Governor Vor- hees of New Jersey. TO ENACT POPULIST LAWS Governor I.redy Cull * the Extra Sc - itloii of Kniinn * IjCKlilatare for Next Week. TOPEKA , Kan. , Dec. 14. Governor Leedy will Issue n call tomorrow morning for a special session of the legislature , to inee Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. This course was decided upon tonight after a conference of populist leaders , who de sire to enact several populist measures Into law before the inauguration of the repub lican legislature elected In November. The populist program Includes more strlngen legislation for the control of railroad rates the creation ot a system of state fire In surance , the creation of a guarantee turn to secure depositors in state banks and the Imposing of a tax upon charters granted to corporations. A majority of the members of the present legislature are believed to have pledged their support to these meas ures. Iletnrn of NIMT York Soldier * . SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 14. The ateame AUmeda , which arrived from the antlpodfr and Honolulu today brought the gecom detachment of the New York regiment which Is enroute to New York state for mus terlng out. There were 315 soldiers In the Alameda steerage and about a doien officer In the cabin. The detachment consisted o Companies C , E , F and G. The last of the New Yorkers will arrive here In a day ese so on the transport Scandla , which let Honolulu on December 10. The companle which will come on the Scandla ire K , A and H. RETIREMENT OF HARCOURT Change Leaves the Liberal Party in a Deplorable Predicament , MAY NOT REGAIN POWER IN TWENTY YEARS j' I/lkcly to Come to the Kroiit Once More In the House of Lords Gonnlp on the Situation. Copyright , 1S93 , by Tress Publishing Co. ) LONDON , Dec. 14. ( New York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Harcourt's ctl.-puicnt from the liberal leadership came as a lurorlse at this moment , though It was pparont that the movement for Rosebcry's estoritlon would take definite shape before he assembling of Parliament In February. llr Henry Campbell Bannorman U eslguated as Harcourt's successor us oader of the opposition In the Commons. le Is a shrewd , able Scotchman , with a ccen wit and large fortune , and was war ecrotary In Gladstone's last cabinet. Her- > ert Asqulth Is also mentioned , but poi- onally he Ii unpopular , owing to bit dis agreeable manner. Rosebery's own disposition la to await the development of events before accepting the eaderthlp of the party , but Harcourt's let- er Is calculated to force his hand , as Har- ourt throws the responsibility for hli re- Irenvrnt on Rosebery and his friends. It s bollaved , therefore , that Rosebery will K > compelled to com forward when Parlia ment opens and take the leadership ol the party In the House of Lords , at present held > y Lord Klmberley , as tbt liberal party is In a deplorableplight. . It has neither policy nor leader : It la rant Into half a dozen ( colons lens : its organisation and funds are at the owest ebb. By the sinking of home rule and adopting sham Imperialism It Is hoped t may regain the support of wealthy liberals who joined the unionist party through tils- Ike of Oladstono's Irish policy. 'John Mor- ey , utterly depressed by the falling away of liberal ardor for reform created and sus- talncd by Gladstone , said today to a liberal member of Parliament : "I fear the liberal party will not regain power for twenty years. Even though It may get Into office It will be so weakened and disintegrated that the House of Lords can safely thwart all Its efforts at reform. " Morley , who was a personal friend and political admirer of Rosebery , but utterly est faith In him during his brief premier ship , regards his return as disastrous and Intends to devote all his tlmo for the next two years to his life of Gladstone. Both Har- court and Morley entirely disapprove of the action of Rosebery and their own principal colleagues , Asqulth , Bannerman and Sir Henry Fowler , In dropping home rule and pandering to the jingo sentiment rouse * In : ho country by the tory foreign policy. CHIEF MATAAFA HAS A RIVAL IIU Election a * Kins of Samoa Con- teited Demonstration to Awe the Native * . APIA , Samoa , Nov. 26 ( via San Francisco , Dec. 14. ) Considerable excitement was created here November 10 , by the landing pta party ot blue. Jackets ' from .the..Br.Hlsh and German war ships. While'no serious" trouble Is anticipated at present , the repre sentatives of the powers thought wise to make a demonstration , owing to the number of natives who have congregated at Aultna , so as to show that the powers had deter mined to protect the white residents. _ . The party landed at Amtauau and marched through town , headed by the German band , from the Buzzard , with the drum and fife corps from H. M. S. Purpolse. After mak ing a display to the natives , both parties returned to their respective ships. The chiefs supporting Mataafa have noil- fled the chief justice that they have elected Mataafa as king ot Samoa , and that a pro test has been lodged by certain other chiefs who dispute his election. High Chief Tamasaz has been placated for the vacant throne by the opposition faction , and th whole matter ha * been referred to the chief justice for decision. Upon that decision will depend the selection of the new king of Samoa. LARGE RANSOM IS DEMANDED Filipino * Auk Spain fBO.OOO.OOO for the Release of Prisoner * Held by Innnraent * . MADRID , Dec. 14. There is great Irrita tion hero at the continued refusal of tne F'.lplnos to release the Spanish prisoners , who are said to exceed 10,000 In number. The insurgents are now demanding that Spain pay as a raniom for those prisoners the $20,000,000 which It Is to receive , according to the terms of the peace treaty from the United States as compensation for money o > ponded In the betterment of the Philippine Islands. CHARGED WITH DISRESPECT American Held In IlcrllB Without Ball for Maklnir Uncomplimen tary Reference to Kmperor. BERLIN , Dec , 14. The trial of Frank Knaak of New York , charged with leae majeste In referring to Emp ror William as a "sheepshead , " has been fixed for De cember 20. He is tlll In prison , ball being refused , and the United States embassy being unable to Interfere In the case. The defense will prove that Mr. Knaak on No vember 24 , the day he Is said to have spoken disrespectfully of his majesty , was intoxi cated , and that when sober h'e always spoke respectfully of the emperor. WOMEN STONE COLUMBUS' STATUE. BelUf that Great Discoverer I * Au- rrcruble for Spain' * Woe * . MADRID , Dec. 14. A mob of women at Grenada today , considering that the dis covery of America was In their opinion the principal cause of Spain's misfortunes , stoned the statue ot Columbus there. Official Thank * for France. PARIS , Dec. 14. The United State * peace commissioners , presented by tbo American ambassador , General Horace Porter , and th Spanish peace commissioners , presented by the ambassador of Spain , Senor Caatlll * , formally called upon President Fauro and the minister of foreign affairs , M. Delcasie today to thank them for the kindness ex tended to the peace commissioners while at the French capital. Beliclun Trader * Katcn by Cannibals BRUSSELS , Dec. 14. Advices received here from the governor of the upper Congo confirm the news brought by tbo steamer Leopoldvllle , from Africa , which arrived at Antwerp yesterday , stating that four Bel gian traders bad been killed and eaten by the natlvee of upper Ubanghl. Tn Occupy Crete Permanently. LONDON , Dec. 15. The Dally News says this morning : "We understand that the British occupation of the Island of Crete Ute to become permanent. " NEW SECRETARY OF INTERIOR Ux-Knvrrnor Merrlnra of MlnnpHotn Slnlcil IMncc Mar Be Killed by Promotion. WASHINGTON , Dec. 14. It Is stated tonight - night that ex-Governor W. H. Merrlnm of Minnesota , who has boon In Washington 'or some daye , Is under serious consldcra- : lon for the post of secretary of the In- orlor when Secretary Bliss retires from .he office. Governor Merrlam la a warm lorsonal and political friend of the presl- lent , and moreover Is well located In a geographical sense. Senator Davis has op- ) osed his selection for Important positions n this administration , but It Is thought may withdraw this opposition. Secretary 31lss wired friends here that ho expected to return hero tomorrow or Friday. NEW YORK , Dec. 24. A special from Washington says : It ti the opinion of Beati ng members of thi administration still In .ho city that the vacancy to bo caused by , ho resignation of Secretary of the Interior Bliss will be Oiled by promotion. In this connection the names of Blnger Hermann , commissioner of the general land office , and Assistant Secretary of the Interior Webster Davis are being considered. Both officials arc personal friends of the president and lave given excellent service to the party. Tor geographical reasons It Is thought that Mr. Hermann's chances are the better. There Is no representation In the cabinet 'rora the Pacific coast , and on account of the vote of Oregon In the recent elections It Is thought highly probable that the president will confer the office of secretary of the In terior upon Mr. Hermann. 91SVBN BULLIONS FOH. INDIANS. Appropriation Iltll U Heported to the Semite. WASHINGTON , Dec. 14. The total amount carried by the Indian appropriation bill reported today In 7,347,2C4. This Is about $278,000 more than the original esti mates submitted by the Treasury depart ment. Under the head of miscellaneous $251,640 Is appropriated , which Includes the amount required for expenditure In the Indian Ter ritory In connection with the administra tion of affairs under the provisions of the Curtis law. The appropriation for schools shows a con siderable Increase and provision Is made for new buildings at four places : In the south ern part of Utah nt a place to be hereafter designated ; on the Lac Courte Orellles reservation , Wls. ; at Hackberry , Ariz. , and at Morris , Minn. The total school appro priations aggregate $2SS1,8SO. DEFICIENCY HIM , IS HEPORTED. Carrie * Contingent Amendment of Three Million Dollar * . WASHINGTON , Dec. 14. Senator Hale today reported the army deficiency bill. The most Important amendments are : / The $3,000,000 contingency appropriation for the war and the same amount for the navy , to bo expended under the direction of the pres ident ; for the signal corps , $35,000 Increase ; pontoon trains , engineer department , $30- 000 ; assistants in engineer department , $30,000. The balance of < the $50,000,000 defense fund is to be continued until lx months after January 1. For Improving the Missouri river at Pen- can Bend , $100,000. tu. Mnmlmtt rjvnermted. . v WASHINGTON. Dec. 1ft Shortly after the outbreak of hoatlfltlcs on the part of the Leech Lake Indiana , which occurred In October last , charges were made against United States deputy marshals In Minnesota of misconduct In connection with their offi cial action In the prosecution of criminal cases against Indians. A report of Investi gations has Just been filed at the depart ment. The report states In detail the charges have in no Instance been sustained and are wholly untrue. Pension Appropriation BUI. WASHINGTON , Dec. 14. The pension ap propriation bill reported to the house today oarrle * $145,233,830 , being $4,000,000 more than carried by the current act due to the Increase In pension disbursements , which rose from $139,040,717 In 1397 to $144,651,819 in 1898. The total number of pensioners on the rolls Is 993,714. Ilrj-nn In Wnahliiiiton. WASHINGTON , Dec. 14. Hon. William J. Bryan arrived here today from Savannah , Ga. He wilt remain here for several days before proceeding to Nebraska. Condition of the Treninry. WASHINGTON , Dec. 14. Today's state ment of the condition of the treasury shows : Available cash balance , $290,736,446 ; gold reserve , $245,569,756. BANK ROBBERSARE CAPTURED Men Taken In Kaniin * Provided with Everything Kecemiary to Their Craft. LAWRENCE , Kan. , Dec. 14. ( Special. ) A few days ago three men were arrested here and their conduct and the material they carried with them aroused conslderablo suspicion as to who and what they might be. A careful Investigation -was made through the Kansas City authorities , re sulting In the discovery that these three men are Intimately acquainted with and the associates ot others who have recently come back into Kansas and Nebraska with the In tention of renewing raids on banks. These men seem to be attracted to that territory especially because of the fact that the sen tences In case of capture are so much lighter than In other parts of the country. There are thought to be eleven or twelve of thes * men now roaming over the terri tory where the raids were occurring a year ago. Two of the men at Lawrence display their character by the fact that they had on their persons a complete outfit of the finest burglar tools possible to bo had. The manufacture of these tools shows the skill of the men themselves. They are also each supplied with a large bottle of nitro glycerine , ( ues , concussion caps , oap , skeleton keys , putty , etc. , the regular tools and material used In opening bank safes. So fir the authorities have been unable to trnco any particular crime to these three man. They are held on a short sentence , which will expire in a few days , for carrying concealed weapons , as they were heavily arm d with the best revolvers. They are believed to be among the most expert mechanics now following the business of cracking bank safes. To AliHorli MliMourl Electric Company ST. LOUIB , Dee. 14. The Republic tomor row will say ; Negotiations are on for tbo MlsTOuri-Edla n Electric Light and Power company to an eastern eradicate , of which H. B. Holland & Co. of New York forms the head. It Is understood that an option on the plants , properties aod franchises of the company h s been given and that the eastern financiers are now arranging to carry the deal to consummation. MlnnrapolU In Flour Comlilne. MINNEAPOLIS , Dec. 14. W. C Edgar , editor of the Northwestern Miller , tonight Mated that the proposition to unite the mill ing Interests ot the country In a gigantic combine would prove a failure EO far as this city is concerned. Promoter Mclntyre hul been in the city Monday and has been using his beet endeavors to successfully carry out his scheme of consolidation. SPANISH BITTERNESS GROWS Last Days of Sovereignty in Havana Pass Sadly and Slowly. EXULTATION OVER KILLING OF CUBANS Tact of American Officer * In the City 1'rcvciited Itecent Klitht from Much More Seriously. , j HAVANA , Dec. 14. ( Via Mlama. Fla. ) The first arrivals of American troops and the dissolution ot Spanish sovereignty on all sides in Havana Increase the Spanish bitterness here. The only safety ot the Cubans Is In their remaining patient for a week or two longer until the Seventh Army corps shair have arrived. The American officers constantly urge the Cuban leaders to counsel sllenco and self- suppression for a time , as firebrand Cubans cannot bo protected , even by the moral In fluence of the American representatives. Spanish sovereignty , It Is pointed out , Is the only sovereignty hero and until there shaM bo an Interregnum ot anarchy , Spi < .l-/n authority should remain Intact until the American flag Is raised. American observers of the violent scenes enacted here on Sunday night sympathize with the Cuban population over the killing ot three perrons and the wounding ot fifteen others by Spanish sofdlers. Nevertheless the American military men are unable to do more than they have done In securing safe transportation for Cubans to Mariano and In pr ventlnr all arrests , excepting those of three youngsters , who , however , were afterward released. Spaniards Did the Shooting ; . The shooting waa nearly all done by Span ish officers armed with pistols and by offi cers oft duty. Some of the shots were Qred at aggressive Cubans , but most of them were flrod at retreating Cubans. None of the officers Implicated have been brought to account by their superiors. It Is asserted that the feeling In the Spanish army Is one of pleasure that the Cubans gave the Span- lard * the opportunity to kill a few ot them. Julio Sangullly feels that General Greene saved his lite by objecting to his proposed arrest by the Spaniards , who aver that he has violated faith in coming hero while Spanish rule remained. General Lac ret was also supposed to be in the Inglaterra hotel at the tlmo the aides of the captain general went to arrest him. The aides first called on General Greene and at his request the Spanish offi cers deferred action. Later the arrange ment , as previously cabled , for the with drawal of the Cuban leaders to Mariano was effected. Lacret , however , did not go to Mariano. He disappeared and under the supposition that ho la in the city Spanish soldiers are still searching for him. Relieving Destitute I'eron * . The supply ship Coma ) , which arrived hero last night , has unloaded 160 tons of pro visions for distribution here. It will leave tomorrow for Clcnfuegos. Thence the Carnal will go to Trinidad and other ports on the south coast. Major Qrcenough , assisted by officers of the quartermaster's department , will issue the food under the advice ot the local relief committees , who are well posted on the homeconditions , , Charles W. Gouli accompanies the ex-pedjtlou. ' 'An important committee Is being formed In Havana province to relieve Immediate wants and remove persons able to work to lands outside the town * . Where U Is neces sary to use lands offered free the plan Is to avoid pauperizing by giving food free and at the same tlmo revive agricultural life. Organizations are forming in many places to co-operate with this committee , thus giving the latter the benefit of Intimate knowledge of the local conditions. Other schemes are In process of formation with the view ot assisting the widows children and hospitals. Mrs. Sampson , wife of the admiral , has started an endless chain among her friends In the United States to help the Cuban reconcentrados. The last mall brought her $200 and she Is now feeding 100 persons dally. The transport Florida arrived here today with the Eighth regiment and Is discharg ing quartermaster's stores at the pier ol San Juan. The Pennsylvania will land Its troops tomorrow. They will march to Que- made camp at Mariano. BROOKLYN AND TEXAS SAIL Order * from Navy Department to Proceed t * Havana Are Promptly Obeyed. WASHINGTON , DEC 14. Within four hours from the moment the order was re ceived by Captain Cook , who commanded the Brooklyn , to proceed to Havana the ship was speeding away on the high seas. A 9:45 : a. m. yesterday the order was sent an < at 1:3C : p. m. word came that the ship ha < left Tompktnsvllle. The Texas was telegraphed to leave for Cuba at 4 o'clock yesterday and got awa ; soon after midnight from Hampton Roads. Probably the Brooklyn will overhaul th Texas before the latter makes port. On th Brooklyn , as a passenger , Is Commodore Cromwell , who goes to take command' o the Havana naval station. The Castlne , which Is to form part of th Havana squadron , will make its way alon south from Boston. The Resolute will not be able to start from League Island for a few days. All of the ships carry machine guns and It Is ex pected they will be able to maintain the best of order In Havana , should the loca authorities prove unable to do so. All o the torpedoes which obstructed the entrance to Havana harbor have been removed and although the batteries commanding the en trance are still technically In Spanish con trol , It Is not believed that any objection win be offered to our officers taking pos session of them at any moment. General Ludlow , military governor of the city , expects to leave Washington for Ha vana next Saturday and is making hl prep aratlons here to that end. DENOUNCED AS A FALSEHOOD Iteport that Blanco and Cervera Con plred to Slaughter Women and Children In Santiago. ( Copyright. 1898 , by Press Publishing Co. HAVANA , Dec. 14. ( Now York World Ca blegram Special Telegram. ) Acting British Consul Jerome denounces as an outrageou falsehood a recent Havana dispatch charging Blanco and Cervera with conspiring t slaughter the women and children of San ttago. The correspondence between Rams den , Gollan and Blanco , which It was state * was on file at the British consulate here never existed. There Is not the slightcs foundation for any part of the story. GG.VRRAfc WOOD STOPS A DUEL Tivo Cuban Editor * Prevented fron Spllllnv Blood on San Jaan Hill. SANTIAGO. Dec. 14. General Wood military governor of the Department o Santiago , stopped a duel today that had j been Arranged between Senor Trujlllo , edl CONDITION OF THE WEATHER ' "orecast for Nebraska Fair , Warmer ; Variable Winds. Ye lerdny' * Temperature nt Omnhni lonr. Ofii. Hour. Dew * 5 n. in H I ii. in as O n. in 8 U ii. in XI 7 n. in 7 a p. in US H n. in 7 ! 11. in Ull U n , in It n ii. ni 2.1 10 n. m 1U < l p. in SKI 11 11. in 10 7 p. ill ' . ! li ! m 21 N | i. in ii ! U p. m 21 or of El I'orvcnlr , and Scnor Colono , editor of Cuba Libre. An article recently appeared In the Inde- tendencla concerning Scnor Trujlllo charg- ng him with being a swindler. Senor Trujlllo Attributed Its authorship to Scnor Colono and sent the latter a challenge. Senor 3olono denied the authorship , but accepted the challenge. Under the conditions agreed upon the duel was to bo fought this after noon on San Juan hill. The contestants were to use six-shooters , beginning at .wenty paces and walking toward each other Irlng at will. If neither should be Injured > y the other's six shots the antagonists were to reload and start again. Chief of Gendarmerie Valient reported the matter to General Wood , who promptly ar rested both men and confine * ! them In their own houses under guard. FOR THE OCCUPATION OF CUBA necommeiidntloii of Cnlinii Commis sion ( ilren RMImntr * for 50,000 Troop * . WASHINGTON , Dec. 14. The recommen dation of the Cuban commission , Generals A'ade and Butler and Admiral Sampson , as .0 the number of troops required for Cuba and the places of station became public today when Adjutant General Corbln sub mitted a copy of It to the house military committee , which made It public with the assent of General Corbln. It Is dated Oc tober 19 and IB chiefly Interesting In con- lection with General Corbln'n statement that t IB the basis on which the War department n proceeded and Is now proceeding. The table of proposed stations of United States troops submitted by General Wade shows n total of 50,000 troops , distributed as follows : Province of PInar del Rio , 3,000 ; province of Havana , 24,000 ; province of Matanzas , 10,000 ; province of Santa Clara. 10,000 ; province of Puerto Principe , 2,000 ; province of Santiago , 1,000. The towns at which the troops are to be stationed , with the numbers , are as follows : Guanajay , 1,000 Infantry ; Marie ! , 1,000 In fantry ; PInar del Rio , 1,000 Infantry ; Havana , 11,200 Infantry and 2,000 cavalry ; Matanzas , 7,000 Infantry and 1,000 cavalry ; Cardenas , 2,000 Infantry ; Clenfuegos , C.OOO Infantry and 1,000 cavalry ; Trinidad , 2,000 Infantry ; Sagua la Grande , 1,000 Infantry ; Santa Clara , 1,000 Infantry ; Placetas , 1,000 infantry ; Cabralon and Mcdlos , 1,000 in fantry ; Snnctl Splrltus , 1,060 Infantry ; Nue- vltas and Puerto Principe , 1,000 Infantry and 1,000 cavalry ; Manzantllo , 1,000 In fantry. The totals show forty-five regiments ot Infantry and five of cavalry. There Is also light artillery , as follows : Havana , four batteries ; Matanzas , two batteries ; total , six batteries of 1,200 moa. BOTKIN pljjSONTNiF CASE Yonnir Woman Who Sold Cnndr to Mr * . Botkln IdentlOeii Sweetmeat * Sold to Accnaed. SAN FRANCISCO , Doc. 14. The trial of Mrs. Cordelia Botkln is becoming more in teresting to that part of the public which takes an Interest In such proceedings. Frank Gray , a pharmacist , at today's pro ceedings furnished Important Information re garding the purchase of the arsenic by Mrs. Botklu. He cald that on the 1st of Juno Mrs. Botkln , whom he knew slightly , called upon him for some arsenic and volunteered that she wlihcd it for the purpose of bleach ing a straw hat. Gray recommended several other medicines , but Mrs. Botkln said she was familiar with arsenic and preferred It. Gray made the entry on the poison book of the etoro , Indicating the use to which it was to be subjected. He entered the name on the book as "Mrs. Bothln. " Mlsa Sylvia Henoy , a saleswoman for George Haas & Sons , candy manufacturers and retailers , was the most Important wit ness this afternoon. She Identified some of the candy sent to Mrs. Dunning as being from the stock of her employers. She Iden tified the box and explained that she did no ! quite fill it at the request of 'the purchaser , who said she wished to put something else In the box. Miss Hcney Identified a boaJ used by the firm and said that the pur chaser appeared extremely nervous during the whole transaction. Miss Heney's Identi fication was not positive , but she qualified it by saying that she believed that Mrs. Bet kln was the person to whom she sold the candy. SURVIVORS OF LONDONIAN Member * of Ci ew Brouitht Into Port by Steamer Maria Illfkinem. BALTIMORE , Doc. 14. Eight addltlona survivors of the crew of the lost ship Lon- donlan were brought Into port tonight by tbo North German Lloyd steamship Maria Rlckmers. They are Captain E. B. Lee Third Officer Joseph Cottier , Boatswain T B hm , Quartermaster F. Carlsen , J. Webb and W. Carries , seamen ; Second Steward D Darnell and Second Cook William Martin. These with forty-five previously rescued by the Johnston line steamer Vedamors complete the lUt of survivors , eighteen hav ing been lost In an attempt to leave the disabled ship In one of the small boats. O the latter two were cattlemen and the re mainder were members of the crew. The names ot the cattlemen -who perished were Daniel Covonty of Boston and Thomas Mc Coy ot Worcester , Mass. BUTTE UNDER PALL OF DEATH Smelter Fame * Cuuie Another Dentl and Several Person * Are In Critical Condition. BUTTE , Mont. , Dec. 14. Thomas Donlan an oldtlme miner , was a victim today to the smelter tumee , which still cover the cltj like a poison-saturated blanket. John Egatcr , at one of the hovpltalf , Is at the point of death and Miles K. Diamond , a Rough Rider , and Richard Sullivan are In a critical condition , all of them suffering from the smoke. An effort was made toda ; to suppress the smoke nuisance , but no on could be found to elgn a corapralnt agalns the smelter ? ' . Frederic' * llenler * Are UUvharvcd LONDON , Dec. 14. At the Old Bailey ( Central criminal court ) today , the treasury officials declined to prosecute Kate Lyon and Mrs. Mills for alleged unlawful conduct In connection with the death of Harold Fred- ? rlc , the American newspaper correspondent and the defendants were discharged fron custody. SLAIN FOR I1IS GOLD Farmer Potsr Krelohbaum of Franklin County Murdered for Money , BODY FOUND BURIED IN HIS HOG PEN Coroner Impanels a Jury and Will Conduct Thorough Investigation. TWO MEN ARE SUSPECTED OF THE CRIME Jitizans Arc Aroiuod and Judge Lycch May Sit in the Case. DEAD MAN'S ' PROPERTY IS DISPOSED OF Carted Away liy Two Stranger * Who Claim tn Have llouicht the Farm and Stock Scimntlnnal Dc velopmcnlM Expected. FRANKLIN , Neb. , Dec. 14. ( Special Tele gram. ) The body of I'etcr Krclchbaum , the wealthy farmer who disappeared mys teriously early last week , was found thla evening burled In the hog pen on his farm , three miles south of this place. It IB un doubtedly a case of murder. The coroner lias impaneled n jury and will at once begin a searching Investigation. The sheriff has gene to arrest two men who are suspected of having committed the crime Will Cole , aged about 25 years , 'ami James Tunman , aged about 45. They have lived In this county about ten years and tiavo heretofore been considered good citi zens and upright men , both being members of the Christian church. The finding of the body of the murdered Krclchbaum has o-catcd Intense excitement hero and In this vicinity and a crowd has gene to Dloomlngton , the county seat , to night to be on hand for any emergency that may arise. It Is not known hers whether the sheriff has as yet made any ar rests , but it he has and ho attempts to place the men in jail n double lynching would not surprise anyone here , as the peo. pie who went to Dloomlngton are thoroughly worked up over the murder. Krelchbaum was a single man , well-to-do , and was not known to have any enemies. He always kept his money at his homo and at times carried as high as $1,000 on his person. He eold and delivered a lot ot hogs at Franklin on Friday , the 2nd lust. , and did not ! ; nvo fin chcCk cashed before leaving town for home. H la supposed that some person or persons who knew of the transaction murdered htm and took the money , afterward burying the body In the bog pen , where It was found today. When Last Seen. Krelchbaum was last seen Friday nlgUI returning from town about dark and It was not until December 8 that foul play was suspected. On Monday following the hog transaction two strangers appeared at the Krclchbaum place , claiming that they had bought the missing mauls farm and stock and that Krcichbaum waa going to Omaha , They re mained about the place nearly ell the week and busied themselves hauling to town what bogs and corn Krelchbaum had and olib selling his horses. George Krelchbaum of Burlington , la. , brother of the dead man , arrived in Frank lin on Monday of this week and demanded the return ot all bis brother's effects from persons who had bought < thetu of the two strangers. Today be offered a reward of i&OO for the return of > the missing man , deader or alive. This reward stimulated the search and resulted in finding the body as stated atovo. ANDIIEW HAWKINS1 TIUAL. Accused of Murder of Thomas Jnii- cu , Kcecntrlc Farmer. STOCKVILLE. Neb. , Deo. 14. The trial of Andrew Hawkins , charged with the mur der of Thomas Jansen , began in the dis trict court today. All of the day was ocsu- pled In the impaneling ot the jury. Thomas Jansen was a wealthy and ec centric New Yorker , who spent most of bla time In Nebraska , traveling on foot from place to place , looking after bis many farms. Ho wan always well supplied with money. A year ago he left Indlanola for this place , carrying In a grip $3,000 In cash and securi ties valued at $30,000. That was the last seen of him alive. Six weeks later his body WRS found on Hawkins * farm at the bottom tom of a well which had been filial with manure. Jansen held a mortgage on Haw- kins' farm and waa about to foreclose. The grip was never found. California Crop * Naveil by Italn , SAN FRANCISCO , IJcc. 14 , The weather and crop reports gathered by the Associated Press today show that the rain which com menced on the coast last night has reached almost every section of the state and all danger of drought , for the tlmu being , Is passed , The precipitation comes In the nick of time. Cattle have been starving In many sections and the ground has been too dry for tilling and water supplies for many cities and towns have reached a very low ebb. To day's rain will prove sufficient for preiwnt needs. Jii < inet n Iliildnlii I'lre Victim * . SAN FRANCISCO. Dee. 14. The Inquist upon the victims of the Baldwin hotel tire was held today. The Investigation lasted but a Bhort time , the jury returning a ver dict that J , L. White died from concussion of the brain , following a fall from the. tlilrd floor of the tiMel ; Lewis * Myers died from heart disease , caused by the shock ; H. A. Prior. James N. Lelthear and John J. Carter died from the shock , caused by burns ; that an unknown woman was killed by flre and that said deaths were accidental. Kill * Hherlff of Tan * Count ? . DENVER , Dec. 14. A sj > eclal to the News from Santa Fe , N. M. , Mys : Word reached hern * oduy of a riot at Taos night before last , during which Alfred Clifford shot and killed Luciano TruJUlox , sheriff of TUOH county. Details are meager. It U assarted that politics and the race issue wore t-th * bottom ot the difficult/ . J