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OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ESTABLISHED JUXE 10 , 1871. OMAHA , SATURDAY MOKNJXGDECEM15E11 17 , 1898 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CEXTS.
KILLING CHRISTIANS
Chinese Babels Continue to Do a Thriving
Basinets in That Line ,
FIVE THOUSAND OF THEM RUN AMUCK
They An Determined to Bid the Empire of
All Foreigners ,
PROPOSE TO STAMP OUT CHRISTIANITY
Twenty Thousand Native Believers Already
Rendered Homeless ,
SIXTY-TWO LIVES HAVE BEEN TAKEN
Bevornl European Mlloiinrlc * Are
AIOOIIK Tlione AVI HI lint c Ilccn
ain * acred Two of the Victims ,
Catholic * , Lone Their Head * .
TACOMA , Dec. 16. The steamer Empress
ft Ii.dla brings news from Chung King ,
China , via Shanghai , that business Is still
paralyzed throughout the western province
of Szechuen because of the depredations of
Yumantze and his band of 5,000 rebels who
are thoroughly disciplined and wear a uni
form , having for Its distinguishing feature
the Chinese character , meaning "Avenge. "
They are determined to rid China of all
foreigners and stamp out the Christian re
ligion. There are 6,000 Catholic refugees In
Chi Kung , and the property destroyed by
the rebels Is estimated at 60,000,000 taols.
During their raids they have rendered 20-
000 people , mostly native Christians , home
less , and sixty-two lives have been taken ,
Including several European missionaries.
Yumantze recently beheaded two Catholic
missionaries , which the city of Yuln Clumn
gave up to him as hostages. He offered
them their lives If they would renounce
their religion. They refused , J. Fleming ,
an English missionary , has been killed by
natives and soldiers at Tslng Ping. Franco
demands 5,000,000 taels damage for the
destruction of th ; French , missionary
property.
SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 16. On board the
Gaelic , which arrived from the Orient to
day , was Rev. If. W. White , a missionary.
lie brings news of a terrible condition of
affairs existing In the Chin Chow Fit prov
ince , a section 150 miles long and seventy
miles wide , inhabited by over 4,500,000 people
ple , mostly farmers. Owing to two suc
cessive drouths the crops have been fail
ures and the people of the province men
tioned are dying by thousands from star-
ration , and the outlying provinces and the
government are doing llttlo to help the suf
fering. The people of Shang-Tung prov
ince arc also starving. In some of the vil
lages of the latter place there are hundreds
of deaths in n. week's time. In Chtn-Chow-
Fu there have been as many as 180 deaths
la ono day. _ ,
MANY FRIENDS SAY FAREWELL
American Communion Receive *
OVntlon nil It * Train Leave *
the Pnrl * Depot.
( Copyright , 1S93 , by Press Publishing Co. )
PAIUS. Dec. 16. ( Now York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) President Day
and Members Davis , Frye and Gray , with
their ladles and the creator portion of the
commission's staff , left tonight. At Garo
St. Lazare , which they left to catch the
St. Louts at Southampton , a largo crowd
of friends of several nationalities was pres
ent on the platform and the train moved
tiway with the accompaniment of much
cheering. Naval Attache Slmms represented
the American embassy , a representative
attended on the part of the exposition au
thorities and a French attache was present
on behalf of the French foreign office.
It Is learned that Acouclllo , the rep
resentative of Agulnaldo , the Philippine
leader , has lodged a strongly worded pro
test with the commission , which thus be
comes part of the records.
It begins with saying that "tho very noble
and gallant general , Agulnaldo , president ol
the Philippine republic , " had honored him
with "tho post of official representative to
the very honorable president of the United
States. " Agonclllo then reviews the case at
length , saying that at the time of "Im
ploring the armed co-operation of Agulnaldo
and the other Philippine chiefs both the
commander of the Petrel , Captain Wood la
Hong Kong , and the American Consuls Gen
eral Pratt in Singapore , Wlldman at Hong
Kong and Williams at Cavlte , acting as
the International Agents of the great Ameri
can nation , at a moment of great anxiety
offered to recognize the independence of the
Filipino nation. "
TRAVELING IN REGAL STYLE
Lord mid Lndy Carcon Snll for Their
Future Heildcnce lu Knit
India.
( CopyrlKht , 1S03 , by Press Publishing Co. )
MARSEILLES , Franco , Dec. 16. ( New
York World Cablegram Special Telegram. ;
Never before has there been so much
care bestowed on two girl babies as sur
rounds the heiresses of Lord Curzon o
Kedleston on his long Journey to tbo vice
regal homo In India. Lady Curzon sud
denly changed her plan to avoid the over
land Journey and met Lord Curzon here
at the dock. She is accompanied by six
maids , two of whom are nurses for the
.babies. The suite of the Curzons consists
of twenty persons , Including Colonel San-
bald , chief of the viceroy's military house-
bold ; two lieutenants and officers of ord
nance , Mr. Lawrence , first secretary ; two
under secretaries and two members of the
civil household. The English consul here
and high French officials waited on the
viceroy and Lady Curzon and attendee
their departure on the steamship Arabia
at noon , which was held for their arrival
No less than fifty trunks and sevent )
traveling bags and valises comprised tin
baggage of the party. Four cabins have
ticen reserved for Lady Curzon , the bable
and nurses. Sir Horatio David Davles
former lord mayor of London , also leaves
on the Arabia. A large crowd watched the
embarkation of the viceregal party and
alt honors were shown by the French au
thorltlffl.
llrltliili Coniul nt Ilavunn.
LONDON , Dec. 16. The Pall Mall Ga
Kctte says Lionel ! E , Garden , Urltlsh con
eul at the City of Mexico , has been ap
tvalnted British consul general at Havana
Mr. Carden occupied the same post In Cub
fifteen yeara ago , where he married an
American woman.
Mtiernllati' Krureti to llnreonrt.
BIRMINGHAM , Eng. . Dec. 1C. At < h
mooting today of the National Liberal fed
ration Spence Watson moved a resolutlo
deep regret at Sir William Yer
on Harcourt's resignation of the leader-
hip of the liberal party , tendering him
eartfelt thinks for his brilliant service
nd expressing pleasure nt the fact that He
vlll continue to dcvoto his prominent powers
o the cause of liberalism. An amendment
sklng Sir William to reconsider his de-
Islon was defeated and Mr. Watson's reso-
utlon was adopted almost unanimously.
A motion to consider the leadership of tne
beral party was withdrawn.
RARE COIN FOUND IN ROME
tear * on It * Vucc Whnt .Vumlxmntliiln
Pronounce to lie n Picture
of Chrlnl.
LONDON , Dec. 1C. ( New York World Ca-
legrum Special Telegram. ) The Stand-
rd's Paris dispatch says a Frenchman
amcd Tloyer d'Agen discovered a curious
ironzo medal amongst a number of old coins
or sale In a curiosity shop at Romo. Ho
> ought It for 10 centimes because ho
bought ho discovered on It Hebrew charac-
crs dating back from primitive times In the
Jhrlstlan era. On close examination It has
> ccn declared that It bears the effigy of
osti9. The portrait is in profile with the head
llghtty Inclined from the forehead , a high
osv , rather long , slightly pointed at the tip ;
moustache rllghtly marked and beard
olnted ; hair long and curly. The physlog-
omy , taken ns a whole , cannot bo called
egufar , but Is extremely fascinating. On
eturnlng to Paris Boycr d' Agen showed the
icdal to numerous numismatists , who pro-
ounced It to bo at least of the greatest ( in
iquity. A Hebrew Inscription It bears on
.lie reverse side translated into English is :
The Messiah. The King will como In peaco.
le Is the light of men , Incarnate and llv-
ng. "
Duplicates In bronze and silver are being
truck.
SAMHIIUUV fVOUEIGN POMCV.
SnKKentM Need of Forelirn Itclntlon *
Committee to Confer With.
LONDON , Dec. 1C. The marquis of Salis
bury , the premier , at a banquet given this
\cnlnc In hla honor at the Constitutional
lub devoted his speech , In reply to a toast
o his 'health , to homo affairs and to the
general principles for the conduct of for-
Ign policy without direct reference to any
articular question ,
"The government , " ho said , "should not
bo Judged on Individual terms , but on sue-
css of a policy as a whole. If a minister
goes to war on a trivial matter he may find
ilmself without the support of the people.
This should be considered when people ask
why wo have not pushed to the point of war
omo secondary conditions. Before con-
iemnlng us for not going to war , they
ugtot to bo sure there are no other compil
ations In view compelling us to economize
ho forces In hand. As the empire extends
t Is the more necessary to Judge matters
rom this standpoint. It is dangerous to
et rhapsody 4ako the place of calculation.
Our strength must bo used unfailingly , but
prudently. "
Referring to the "difficulty of taking the
people into a government's confidence In
matters of foreign policy , " ho said :
"I have often felt the want of such an
nstltutlon as the United States foreign re-
atlona committee. It ts possible hero , but
t must bo a great advantage for a minister
o meet persons not of his own political
opinion and to explain to them-tbe reasons
or ibis action. " '
UIOS FIHKS A PARTING SHOT.
American ! He Sny Do Nat Know MU-
fortune or Defent.
LONDON , Dec. 17. The Paris correspond
ent of the Times , M. de Blowltz , telegraphs
his morning a long Interview with the
president of the Spanish peace commission
ers , Senor Montero Rlos , in t'ho course of
which ho represents the Spanish commis
sioner as complaining that the "Americans
mve acted as 'vallquers parveners * who do
not know misfortune or defeat , "
Senor Montero Rlos remarked that "when
ater they also have suffered reverses , they
vlll bo less Inflexible to those who have suf-
ercd defeat. "
The Spanish commissioner contended , ac
cording to M. de Blowltz , that the Philip
pines are still unconquercd and that their
conquest would not bo accomplished quickly.
What most pained him , however , appears
n have been "America's attempt to deprive
Spain of its honor by refusing to arbitrate
regarding the Maine. "
*
Ho asserted confidently that the Spanish
government was In no danger from Carllam.
M'KINLKY ASSUMES PROTECTION.
Provisional Government * Will Not He
Allorred to Donpoil Convent * .
LONDON , Deo. 17. The Rome corre
spondent of the Dairy Chronicle says : In
response to the Vatican's Inquiry on the sub
ject , President McKlnlcy has sent an assur
ance that th Catholics In Cuba and the
Philippines will enjoy the same ample lib
erty ns the Catholics In America. The
Washington government has also promised
the pope that measures wilf bo taken to
prevent provisional ! governments despoiling
convents or securing ecclesiastical property.
The pope has sent his warmest thanks to
President McKlnley.
GKT INFOIIMATION I1Y TORTURE.
RpniiUh Authorities Endeavor to
Learn of Cnrllt * ' DoInK * .
MADRID , Dec. 16. Count Casa Sola ,
brother of the Marquis Coralbo , in an Inter
view , has Bonflrmed the reports of savage
cruelties similar to those inflicted upon the
anarchists confined In the fortresses of Mont-
Julch , at Barcelona have been applied to
the Carllstfi arrested at Bllboa in order to
extract Information from them regarding
the armament and designs of the Carlisle.
It Is apprehended that these tortures will
Food to terrible reprisals should the Carllsta
take the field.
Permit the ( iyiiNnm Kin * to Dock.
ST. THOMAS , ( Danish West Indies ) , Dec.
16. The United States quartermaster's
steamer , Gypsum King , which arrived hereon
on Wednesday last from Porto Rico , In order
to be docked and which was prevented from
so doing by the Danish government officials ,
who took the ground that It would bo a violation
lation of the neutrality lane to permit it to
do so , has now been permitted to dock by
orders cabled from the authorities at Copen
hagen.
HevolutlonUt * Proclaim Federation.
LIMA , Peru ( Via Galveston ) , Dec. 16.
Advices received today from Lapaz , capital
of Bolivia , announce that the revolutionists
have formally proclaimed a federation
Scnhor Severe Fernandez Savero is still at
Gruro at the bead of the government troops
He has declared a state of siege.
IOWANS ARE READY TO SAIL
Mliin Mvn ka and Hounianla Arrive at
Su\aniiah to Carry Soldier *
to Cnha.
SAVANNAH. Ga. , Dec. 16. The transpor
Chester sailed today for Mariano , Cuba
carrying the headquarters staff of the Second
end division of the Soenth army corps and
the Fourth Virginia regiment.
The transports Mlnncwaaka and Rou
mania arrived from Havana today. They
will take aboard the Forty-ninth Iowa am
the Sixth Missouri regiments tomorrow am
will probably eall the next day.
HOUSE REJECTS BANK BILL
nteraational American Bank Measure is
OTsrwhelmingly Defeated.
N THE INTERESTS OF AMERICAN INDUSTRY
Dill to Extend Ciintoni * nml Itcvcnuc
Lavrn of United State * Over
Hawaiian Inland * I *
Panned.
WASHINGTON , Dec. 16. The bill to In-
orporato the International American bank
vns defeated by an overwhelming adverse
majority of the house today. The debate
upon the measure , which opened yesterday ,
was concluded today at 3 o'cloclt. Mr. Ding
ey , the floor leader of the majority , made
an argument in Its support. The other
leakers today were HIN of Connecticut , In
ts support , end Messrs. Hell , populist of
Colorado ; Sulzer , democrat of New York ;
ilaxwcll , populist of Nebraska ; Maddox ,
emocrat of Georgia , and Swanson , democrat
of Virginia , In opposition. The vote by
\hlch the bill was defeated stood 103 ayes
o 148 nays.
The bllf to extend the customs and revenue
aws of the United States over the Hawaiian
stands was passed without opposition. The
) lll , Mr. Dlngley explained , carried with It
he civil service laws relating to appoint
ments In the customs and revenue service
n Hawaii.
Mr. Newlands , silver of Nevada , said ho
was In general sympathy with the purpose
of the bill , although he believed trade de
veloped with our South American neighbors
depended more on facility of transportation
than on facility of exchange.
Mr. Tawncy , republican of Minnesota , gave
notice of an amendment he would offer cm-
lowering the directors to establish eight
branch offices In the United States.
Necenmiry to Develop Trade.
Mr. Dlngley , the floor leader of the ma-
orlty , said ho had not had an opportunity
to examine the details of this bill , but he
decided to present certain facts In support
of the general proposition. At a session of
; ho Pan-American congress , which he at-
.ended , the South American delegates all
recounted the difficulties attending trade
with the United States on account of the
fact that merchants In their countries were
obliged to buy London exchange at a cost
) f about 1 per cent premium. The unan-
raous opinion expressed at that session was
: hat the establishment of an International
bank In New York was necessary to de
velop trade between North and South
America.
Mr. Maddox , democrat of Georgia , In op
posing the bill said It would create a money
trust In all the largo cities which -would
crush out all smaller Institutions.
The committee amendments were adopted.
An amendment to reduce the capital stock
of any International bank authorized under
the proposition extending the privilege of
the bill to others than those named In the
bill from $5,000,000 to $500,000 was defeated
by 106 to 107.
After some further remarks by Messrs.
Maxwell , populist of Nebraska , and Swanson -
son , democrat of Virginia , In . .opposition-
( the 'b'ltl , 'Mr. , HHl.-Tepubllcan-cii : Cbni cU-
cut , In charge of the measure , 'closed the
debate. He argued that present facilities
of exchange were totally Inadequate and
quoted a statement of our minister to Brazil
that our trade with that country suffered
an annual tribute of $1,000,000. Ho con
cluded with a glowing appeal to the house to
pass the bill In the Interest of American
commerce and American industries.
An amendment offered by Mr. Crum-
packer , republican of Indiana , providing that
the property of the International bank should
bo taxed the same as the property of na
tional banks , was adopted. The Barrett and
Tawney amendments were defeated as was
the Rlddley substitute.
The vote on the final passage of the bill
was taken by yeas and noes. The vote re
sulted In the defeat of the bill , ayes 103 ,
noes 14S. ,
The senate amendments to the army and
navy deficiency bill were non-concurred in
and the bill sent to conference. Messrs.
Cannon , Barney and Sayers were appointed
conferees.
Extension of Itcvenue l.nirn.
Mr. Dlngloy then called up the bill unani
mously reported by the ways and means
committee not to extend the customs and
Internal revenue laws over the Hawaiian
Islands.
Mr. Dlngley explained "the " necessity for
the Immediate passage of the act. In order
to protect the revenues of the United States.
Mr. Bailey , democrat of Texas , said his own
Idea was that the customs and revenue laws
of the United States were extended over the
Hawaiian Islands when they were annexed.
But the annexation act specifically declared
not. He thought the declaration in that act
was unconstitutional. As this bill simply
sought to do what he believed had , in fact ,
been done by the act of annexation , It was
proper that it should pass and pass
promptly.
Mr. McMlllin , democrat of Tennessee , used
the bill as a text for some remarks upon
the Dlngley revenue law , In which he
claimed that the revenue provided by it
was insufficient to meet the expenses of
the government.
Mr. McHao , democrat of Arkansas , of
fered an amendment designed to extend all
the general laws of the United States over
the Islands. Ho said there were other laws
In Hawaii which should bo abrogated be
sides the customs and revenue laws. Among
them were the labor and the land laws. Mr.
Dlngley begged Mr. McRae not to compli
cate the bill. The committee on territories
was not considering the extension of the
general laws of the United States over the
Hawaiian Islands. The amendment was
ruled out on n point of order.
Mr. Moody , republican of Massachusetts ,
offered an amendment to extend the laws
of the United States relating to appoint
ments in the customs and revenue service
over the Islands.
Mr. Livingston , democrat of Georgia ,
wanted to know if the amendment was de
signed to Introduce the civil service into
Hawaii.
Mr. Moody agreed that It was , but upon
the representation of Mr. Dlngley that the
bill as drawn accomplished all the amend
ment was Intended to accomplish , he with
drew It. The bill was passed without di
vision.
The house then , at1:20 : p. m. , adjourned
until tomorrow.
CARE OF EX-CONFEDERATES
11111 Introduced to Grant Them Ad
mittance Into National Soldier * '
and Sailor * ' Home * .
WASHINGTON , Dec. 16. Repreeentative
Rlxey of Virginia today Introduced a bill In
the house for the admission of confederate
as well as union soldiers , to all eoldlera
homes and government Institutions main
tained by the govaernment. Although some
what In line with the president's suggestion
in hU epeech at Attxnta , this referred to gov
eminent care of confederate cemeteries
wheiaj , the RU y bill refers to living ex
confederatea who are "maimed , crippled or
needy. " The text of the bill follows :
After the passage of thla act all soldiers'
Inmes and other Institutions maintained by
the government for the maimed , crippled end
needy soldiers and sailors of the United
States shall be opened to all soldiers and
sailors of the civil war of 1361-65 , upon the
Mtno terms and without discrimination as to
whether they vero enlisted upon the side of
the union or the confederacy.
DEFENSE GETS A SETBACK
Telltale Letter and Handkerchief til
Ilotkln I'olnoiilnfr Trial Po l-
tlvcly Identified.
SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 1C. The defense
In the Botkln murder trial today received
thn worst setback It has experienced since
tbo case opened. The evidence of two of
the witnesses examined today was of such
a convincing nature that the chagrin caused
by Its Introduction was plainly written upon
the faces of the accused woman and her
counsel.
Tha evidence clearly showed that Mrs.
Botkln wrote the anonymous letters sent to
Mrs. Dunning from this city , apprising Mrs.
Dunning of the alleged misconduct of her
husband and Informing the dead woman that
she had grounds for commencing a suit for
divorce. The handkerchief which was en
closed In the box of candy was proven to
have been purchased In this city by Mrs.
Botktn another link In Uie chain of the
prosecution.
The first Important .witness was Miss
Grace Harris , who was employed In the
City of Paris dry goods store during May
and Juno of this year. Miss Harris told of
the purchase of the handkerchief and Identi
fied the article which she sold and stated
positively that Mrs. Botkln was the pur
chaser. She was certain of the Identity of
the woman for the reason t'hat Mrs. Botktn
so resembled MUs Harris' own mother that
the similarity caused her to winder. Sne
was certain of the handkerchief because It
bore a price mark Which she herself had
stamped the article.
upon Cross-examina
tion rather strengthened her evidence than
otherwise , as It brought out the fact that
Miss Harris took Mrs. " Botkln's address ,
which the purchaser gave as the Victoria
hotel , whore she resided up to the time of
her arrest.
Mrs. Rouff , an aged woman and a resident
of Stockton , Cal. , told of her acquaintance
with the plaintiff , which' was that of an In
timate. She also knew'Dunning very well.
Mrs. Rouff said that on one occasion when
she called on Mrs. Botkln at her rooms , the
defendant showed her ft handkerchief , ask
ing her if It was not a beautiful one- , for
the jirlco. Mrs. Rouft recognized the hand
kerchief sent to Mrs. Dunnlng's daughter
as being exactly like the one Mrs. Botkln
showed her. The witness then Identified
Mrs. Botkln's handwriting in the anonymous
letter sent to Mrs. dunning. Mrs. Rouff
was familiar with Mia.'Botktn'e writing and
pointed out Its peculiarities. When shown
the note , which was enclosed In the box
of candy. Mrs. Rouff stated 'that ' she , be
lieved it to have been written , by Mrs. .Bot
kln. She discussed the aamplea of writing-
shown her with the ability" Of an expert.
She recognized the language of-the letters aa
being that of Mrs. Botkln also ; , Witness
then told of a conversation she .had with
the defendant
their auallflcatlonavW'
Mrs. Iotk lu' was"iakqn >
treatment discussed poluons with her phy
sicians. She thought the action of strych
nine was too Jjnrsh and spoke of arsenla
as being mild in its action and seemed
well Informed upon its other symptoms.
She told of another visit to her Stockton
home. It was made short ! 9 after the per
petration of the crime.
Mrs. Botkln was greatly excited and talked
about poisons , anonymous letters and made
other remarks that puzzled Mrs. Rouff. On
ono occasion Mrs. Botkln talked to the wit
ness about bleaching hats and remarked
that she had beard that arsenic was used
for that purpose. Defendant became agitated
when Informed by Mrs. Rouff that she
would have to give her name when she
purchased the poison.
The court then adjourned until Monday.
BURIAL OF CALVIN S , BRICE
Service * Will lie Held In New YorU ,
tvlth Interment In Family Plot
lu Lima , O.
NBW YORK , Doc. 16. The funeral serv
ices of ex-Senator Calvin S. Brlee will bo
herd at noon tomorrow in the Fifth Avenue
Presbyterian church. It la expected that
Rev. Dr. Wallace Radcllffo of Washington
will conduct the services. There will proba
bly be no pallbearers. After the services the
body wlir be taken by the Erie railroad to
Lima , O. , where It will be Interred in the
Brlce family plot In the cemetery neur that
city. Among the messages received by the
family today were telegrams from President
McKlnley , Secretaries Day and Alger , Sena
tor Hanna and Governor Bufihnell of Ohio.
STARTS FOR PASTURES NEW
Kantian Cnttle Pliuitfor , Glllett , with
III * Attorney , SnlU for South
America.
ST. LOUIS , Dec. 16. A special to the Re
public from the City of Mexico says : Grant
C. Glllett , the absconding cattle plunger of
Woodbln , Kan. , and his attorney , C. E.
Troxel , left hero today for Vera Cruz , where
they win take a steamer for South America.
Their ultimate destination is the Argentine
Republic , where , QINett says , he will go into
the cattle business. Glllett and Troxel have
been here three days , being registered at
Hotel CoMeeo under the names of Willis F.
Wilder and George E. Fisher of Frulta ,
Colo. , but both admitted their identity.
TRANSPORTS FOR MANILA
Blohnwk and Mobile Selected to Go
and Each Will Carry Eighteen
Hundred Men.
NEW YORK , Dec. 16. The transportation
department of the army was today notified
by the War department to get ready two
transpo'rts to leave here as soon as possible
for Manila via the Suez canal. The plan
had been decided upon some time ago , but
It was r.ot until today that Colonel Klmtmll
was notified what vessels had been agreed
upon and what troops were to be sent. The
transports Mobile and Mohawk have been
selected. They ha\e" been ordered here for
preparation as soon as possible. For this
trip they will carry 1,800 men each.
FOR CANADIAN MARRIAGES
Ceremony Performed hy Mlnlnter
Iteoldent In United State * Aero * *
Uorder Not I.eRiil.
BROCKVILLE , Ont. , Dec. 16. The attor
ney general has sent to the town registrar
an answer to the question as to the legality
of a marriage ceremony performed in Canada
by a foreign minister. The opinion given Is
"that a marriage ceremony performed In
Canada by minister resident In the United
States la not legal. "
Two cases have como to light during the
present year , which , In view of the forego
ing opinion , are Illegal marriages.
SOCIALISM IN LABOR COUNCIL
Absorbing Topic Before Delegates to
Federation's ' Convention ,
GOMPERS SAID TO FAVOR ITS CAUSE
SoclnlUt * I'lenHcrt with Slight Atl-
vantnno Gained niiil They May
PoBitlbly AVlu on
Vote.
KANSAS CITY , Dec. 1C. Socialism was
ho absorbing topic today before the convon-
Ion of the American Federation nf Labor.
The socialist delegates made a determined
effort to Infuse socialistic doctrine Into the
aw of the Federation. Probably they will
not succeed , for there Is a majority against
them , but the socialist orators hcM the floor
nearly all the afternoon and they will con-
.Inuo their argument tomorrow , for the Issue
md not been decided when the session ad-
ourncd this evening.
The socialists claim to be pleased with the
developments of the day and they say that
for the first time In the history of the Fed
eration the question was discussed with dig
nity and toleration on both sides and with
apparent understanding of the Issue. This ,
they say , marks an epoch of advancement
of soclurism among the trades unionists. So
great was the interest In the discussion and
BO general the toleration that the flve-mlnuto
rule of the convention was not enforced
against several of the more socialist orators.
Delegate John F. Tobln of Boston created
something of a sensation when , In the
course of an Impassioned speech , he declared
that ho had been given to understand that
President Gompers Intended to vote with the
social-democratic party and "to recommend
al ? ho should coma In contact with to do
likewise. "
Mr. Tobln urged that what the president
of the federation thought good enough to
adopt the federation need not fear. Pres
ident Gompers did not deny the assertion of
Mr. Tobln.
Immediately upon the opening of the con
vention after noon the socialist question
came up. The first and most Important so
cialist resolution was that offered by the
Cleveland Central Labor union , of which
Max Hayes , the socialist , is the representa
tive. The gist of this resolution 'was to the
effect that the constitution of the federation
be chanced so as to admit of the endorse
ment of no political party except that
"bearing on the class propaganda for aboli
tion of the wage system. "
This Is socialism pure and simple. The
committee on laws did not concur In this
resolution or In a second resolution en
dorsing the social democracy. It recom
mended the widest scope of discussion of all
economic questions bearing upon the system
of trades unions , but called attention to the
fact that the federation had always refused
to endorse any kind of politics and recom
mended that the rule be closely adhered to.
When It was seen that the socialist resolu
tions were .to bo defeated Max Corey of
Chicago asked to be allowed to offer a sub
stitute resolution , carrying with it the es
sential points of socialism coptalned In tne
' President Qgmpenr at
a.t * the 'RubstHute ) WQuM * lfl
In oittcr' until thn oi'lginal'"rioluJons'whAd (
been disposed of. Then a discussion arose.
S. B. Donnelly of New York supported tlio
commltteo's report , declaring that politics
and socialism should _ _ have no place In the
deliberations of the federation. Isaac Mac-
Cowan of Cleveland defended socialism ve
hemently , arraigning the systems of poli
tics and society.
John F. Tobln of Boston introduced this
resolution as an amendment to the report :
Resolved , That this convention , believing
that the labor problem will be solved unly
when the lands and means of production and
distribution and exchange are held as com
mon property , and that the trades unions ,
acting together on political class ) lines , ore
the best methods to reach this end , wo
therefore commend trade unionists t > > vote
only for such political parties as stand tor
the principles enunciated herein.
The readlug was greeted with an outburst
of applause. There was excitement In the
galleries. Mr. Gompers stood up , reG-
faced , through a cloud of smoke and smote
the table violently with .his gavel. He saia
that the visitors must not applaud or they
would bo asked to leave.
Eugene O'Rourko of New York delivered
a stirring address upon the power of the
bnllot and pleaded with his fellow unionists
to break away from the old parties and sup
port only those principles which stand for
the betterment of the laboring masses. He
was applauded at every enunciation.
TRADES COUNCIL'S NEW OFFICERS.
Kann * City Mini In Defeated for
President liy OS to Jill.
KANSAS CITY , Dec. 16. The annual con
vention of the National Building Trades
Council of America came to an end today
after the convention had elected officers and
decided to hold the next convention In Mil
waukee during the second week of Decem
ber , 1600.
Edward Carroll of Chicago was elected
president over Theodore S. Jones of Kansas
City by a vote of 68 to 32. Mr. Jones Is the
retiring president and a peculiar feature ol
the election Is that only three months ago
he succeeded Mr. Carroll by vote of the ex
ecutive committee , which removed Carroll
on the ground that he did not take enough
Interest In the affairs of the council , because
the Chicago building trades were not at that
time favorable to the national council.
Other officers were elected as follows :
First vice president , John P. Healy , Wash
ington , D. C. ; second vice president , J. B.
O'Mally , East St. Louis , III. ; third vlco pres
ident , J. E. Harvey , Milwaukee ; fourth vice
president , W. G. Hlgglns , Omaha ; fifth vlco
president , A. A. Llselskl , Kansas City ; sixth
vlco president , John Morgan.
The debate over the socialist resolutions
continued almost to the close , of the day's
proceedings and wiB be resumed tomorrow
morning.
The trouble among the painters was dis
posed of before adjournment , the followerB
of Barrett being declared seceders , and all
organizations affiliated with the Federation
were notified to treat them as auch until
they consent to amalgamation with the Bal
timore branch.
MINERS WILL GET OFF EASY
Vlrden Itlnter * to I'lend Guilty and
Pay 311 n I in u m rinrN Indict
ment AKnliiHt Tunner.
ST. LOUIS , Dec. 16. A special to the Re
public from Carlinvllle , 111 , , says ; State
Attorney Vaughn is busy arranging to
proresute all the persons Indicted for par-
tlclpancy In the Vlrden riot. The rases will
come up at the January term of court , Judge
U. B. Shirley presiding. William Mooney of
Jollet , attorney for the United Mine Work
ers' union , was In conference today with
State Attorney Vtughn and It was agreef
that the miners charged with simple rioting
be allowed to plead guilty and escape with
minimum fines ,
The indictments of Governor Tanner for
palpable omission of duty , of Manager
Lukens and the Thlel guards , charged wl'h
manslaughter , and of those charged with
the attempt to kill J. E. Eyster , the Climax
storekeeper\sill bo taken to trial.
CONDITION OF THE WEATHER
forecast for Nebraska
Tartly Cloudy : Southerly Winds.
DEWEY TAKES HOPEFUL VIEW
Viltnlrnt Relieve * Friendly Keeling of
Filipino * for Ainerlen In Stead-
lly IiicrennlMK.
MANILA , Philippine Islands , Dec. 1C.
Rear Admiral Dovvoy , when a correspondent
of the Associated Press called on him today ,
courteously , pleasantly , but absolutely de
clined to discuss the political situation In
the Philippine Islands , on the ground that
his sphere was purely naval. The admiral
seldom goes nslioro and suggested that bla
Interviewer was In a better position to
iicqulro Information than himself. Ho then
proceeded to cross-examine the correspond
ent about everything ashore.
He was glad 'to hear the Insurgents were
releasing the sick Spanish soldiers they held
prisoners , notwithstanding Agultinldo's
grandiloquent refusal to do so. This proves
that the Insurgents are very conciliatory , In
splto of their defiant talk. Admiral Dowcy
always believed that the insurgents were
friendly , especially slnco the war ships of
our fleets have visited the different ports
of these Islands and since some of our offi
cers have made tours Inland , carefully In
vestigating popular sentiment , with highly
satisfactory results. A few Influential
Filipinos , In an ambitious attempt nt sclf-
ailvaucemcnt , are clamorous for inde
pendences though unable to realize Its true
weaning. They arc utterly Ignorant of the
difference between the name and the reality.
The agitators hero Invariably admit that
they would bo unable to stand without
American protection. But , In splto of this ,
they continue their meaningless outcry for
Independence , and may possibly create
trouble. The admiral , however , be
lieves this to be Improb
able at the present Juncture , though
every trifling Incident counts. However ,
every day that -passes without a conflict
means so much gain , because the friendly
feeling Is steadily Increasing , the Incipient
roughness Is dlsappearng and tlio agitators
are weakenng. The nouHpapere of Manila
ore doing particularly valuabfo work In the
simultaneous publication of conciliatory arti
cles printed In Spanish and English. This
course Is looked on ns being certain to elimi
nate the friction which has existed hero.
The admiral Is greatry Interested In the
movement among the American volunteers
to obtain their discharges here and engage In
pioneer enterprises. Ho believes there Is a
practically unlimited fiord for planters , farm
ers and miners hero. To the suggestion that
If the natives prove to bo obstreperous , per
haps they might be handed over to the Ger
mans or other ungentle land-grabbers , the
admiral said ho beHeved the Germans now
have entirelyrabandoue 1 ( h'tlr design In the
Philippine lalaudi ; tkxri fl ; formerly , he
tflfl. Jla Ojynliit ) ' ' rtiif.JdoTberc * badvftioaeil
him Indescribable anxiety/ ' . ?
According to-recent Information received
here , the Filipino Insurgents are endeavorIng -
Ing to maintain a brave show for the pur
pose of securing the best terms possible from
the Americans. It Is the opinion of our ad
miral that It would be advisable for the
United States to pay Insurgent troops their
arrears of wages. The wliofo amount would
bo a comparatively trifling sum , and the
payment of the troops would have a valuable
effect and might save Incalculable trouble.
Admiral Dewey was strongly conclnced that
the Filipino Insurgents deserve acknowledg
ment. Ho Is a believer In the practicability
of liberal measures in the direction of local
autonomy.
Regarding the possibility of International
complications , Admiral Dewcy said : "Prior
to the arrlvar of the monitors , I felt uneasy ,
but now I am ready to hold this position
against the whole earth. "
FRANCE TO RESTORE THRONE
Petition ClrculntliiK In Ilonolnln for
I'uriioNu of SeenrliiK : Interference
In l > rcneiit Government.
SAN FRANCISCO , Doe. 1C. The steamer
Gaelic arrived today from Hong Kong and
Yokohama via Honolulu and brings the fol
lowing news from the latter place under
date of December 9 :
Three candidates the beln ? persistently
mentioned for the governorship of the
Islands. They are S. M. Damon , Harold M.
Sewall and President Dole. Each candidate
has a host of supporters. A petition Is be
ing circulated among the natives praying
President McKlnlcy not to appoint to the po-
faltlon of governor any person connected with
the recent revolution In the Island. Another
petition of a startling nature Is about to bo
circulated asking France to interfere with
the present government and to restore the
monarchy.
President Dole will soon leave for Wash
ington to be present when the Hawaiian
commission presents Its report to congress.
W. A. Kluney will sail on the 27th for
Washington to represent tbo Hawaiian plant
ers during the debate upon territorial mat
ters In congress. Ho goes purely as an at
torney and not as a lobbyist In any sense.
At a meeting of the Planters' association
held yesterday on Important labor problem
was discussed. It came from a eoclety In
Finland and offered to settle hero a colony
of a religious sect resembling the Quakers ,
natives of Russia. The colony , of which
7,000 men , women and children are available
for Hawaii , have been practically hunted
to earth by the Russian authorities for
years. An Important clause In their creed
forbids taking life for any reason v.hat-
soever. This unfits .them for duty as sol
diers and the Russian government has been
unable to Induce many of them to bear arms.
Tha society which addresses the local
planters was formed in England for the cx-
preea purpose of taking these Quakers
away from Russia and giving them n start
In some other country. A colony sent to
Cypress did not succeed. It Is stated that
there Is J2,1,000 on hand to aid the colony
of 7,000 souls in reaching a desirable home.
While no action was taken the proposi
tion was thought well of and there Is every
prospect that it will bo followed up. From
reports It Is quite evident that the people
will bo very desirable laborers and citizens.
Janitor llelnt * Riven Up.
KANSAS CITY. Dec. 16. Otto Helntz ,
the Janitor who stoln { 42.000 of negotiable
bonds from the ofllce of J. C. Nelson , a St.
Loultt millionaire , will probably not he pros
ecuted for the crime. Helntz weakened to
day on the arrival of Mr. Nelson from St.
Louis and consented to deliver up the $28WO
'In bonds and notes that are rtlll missing.
Movement ! ! of ( luenn Vemelii , Deo. 111.
At Movllle Sailed Anchorla , for New
York.
At Copenhagen Failed Hekla , for New
York.
At Gibraltar Arrived Ems from N ? w
York , for Naples and Genoa.
At Liverpool Arrived Urltannlc , from
New York.
At New York Arrived Lucanlo , from
I.lvornunl.
LEE EATS IN HAVANA
Takes Breakfast at Hotel Inglaterra First
Time Since the War.
HEARTILY WELCOMED TO HIS OLD HAUNTS
Citizens Cheer Lustily as They Recognise
His Familiar Form.
OCCUPIES HIS FORMER SEAT AT TABLE
Presence of the Noted Southerner Fills
House with Good Oheor ,
HORRIBLE CONDITION OF HAVANA'S POOR
Thlrtr Thoimnnil People Arc Prac
tically Destitute anil In Cryliitf
Need of Food a nil Medical
Attendance.
( Copyright , 1SJS , by Press Publishing Co. )
HAVANA , Dec. 16. ( Now York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) General
Fltzliugh Leo came to town from camp to
day .ind for the first time since the war had
breakfast ut his old hotel , the Inglaterra.
Ho went to the table ho always used to oc
cupy and took his accustomed seat near a
window , Residents of Havana recognizing
him cheered lustily as his familiar figure
was soon from the street.
The Spanish troops will not bo nbla to
evacuate Havana by Christmas , as was ex-
pectod. Although the Holdlers have been
withdrawn from the suburbs the city will
ho held until the last moment agreed on by
the commissions.
General Arolas sold today : "The Spanish
government will try to retire from all mili
tary possessions by December 28 , but It will
not be possible for the Americans to take
charge until the specified time. The Amer
ican officials will go Into the custom hou o
before that date , but Spain will still retain
control and be credited with the receipts
until the end of the year. "
General Grecno was called upon today by
many Americans , who voiced regret that he
has resigned and hope that ho will recon
sider the matter. Ho has Impressed every
body with his ability to deal with the pres-
ant critical situation In Havana and from
all sides come expressions of regret at hln
decision. The general said today :
"I came to Havana in an entirely military
capacity without any Intention of remaining
here , when pence was finally concluded. My
business affairs are going to pieces In my
absence and on this pertonnf ground I have
resigned. I had offered to mo a flattering
proposal to bo governor of Havana , but while
In time of war 1as ready to offer my
services to my country , now that the work
Is merely the organization of a government ,
I feel that my private claims should have
more consideration. Tla'ro-"nro many" men1 i
competent , for this position. General Lud-
low Ui an j.cellcnt man and no bettor ap-
# % rwamtd b-s&aJK" ' ' ' , - ?
> " ' - oile.force ( if Cauani. |
A force of' Cubans will police Havana tern'
porarlly. Colonel Moulton of the Second Il
linois will have command and the officers
will bo Americans. Most of the men will bo
required to take the oath of allegiance to
the United States. Many Spanish Holdlcrti
and some officers have exprcesed a deslro
to enlist In the service of the United Stalest
and probably will bo accommodated. Bx-
Pollce Chief McCullagh of New York la here
to Took into the feasibility of establishing
civil police.
IJy order of Governor General Castellanoa
the public lotteries will bo suspended on and
after December 21.
Surgeon Jolllffe , formerly attached to the
English Infantry nt Huntsvlllo , will establish
hero an American hospital. Many com-
pTalnts have been made of the treatment of
Americans during the yellow fever crisis by
Cuban surgeons and Dr. Jolllffe has received
Influential backing for his undertaking.
Richard S. Howland , who came here ns
the representative of sundry relief associa
tions , sailed for home today. Ho has thor
oughly Investigated the conditions of the
poor in Havana and will report with a view
to supplementing his Red Crate work. His
Inquiries revealed a terrible elate of affairs.
At least 30,000 people are practically desti
tute , living In horrible hovels and oflllcted
with all kinds of loathsome disease * .
Msdlcal attention Is needed before oven
food and the segregation of those suffering
from contagious complaints Is imperative.
Yellow fnver Is rampant In th lower part
of the city. These cases are without medical
attention and the first tank of the new ad
ministration will be to remove the sick and
burn their present habitations.
Iliul Condition ! ) Ill the Went.
WASHINGTON , Dec. ,18. The terrible
state of affairs existing In the -western
province of Cuba is shown In this dispatch
to the War department from General Davis :
P1NAR DEL KIO , Dec. 14 , Adjutant Gen
eral , Washington : Arrived hero last night ;
troops comfortably encamped ; have all re
quired supplies ; have been received with
greatest enthusiasm and rejoicing. Civil
government left province when Spanish
troops retired. The alcalde called and ten
dered hU services. A small Cuban force U
In town as police. Good order prevail !
everywhere. Shall raise flag tomorrow in
presence of troops and citizens. Treasury
empty and the only means of replenishing It
Is a system of taxntlon , almost on the vert ; *
of confiscation. No custom house In this
province. The country Is of great fertility
and beauty , but ravaged almost to destruc
tion. Am assured by responsible citizens
and foreigners that onc-lmlf the former pop
ulation has been killed or starved to death.
Colonel Soyburn with two battalions Is at
Guanajay. Ho is ordered to occupy Marie !
with a detachment. No sickness.
HAVANA , Doc. 1C. A Cuban applied to
day to Captain Chadwlck of the cruiser New
York for asylum on board that vessel. Ills
request was refused and he was told that
If ho felt Havana was dangerous to him He
Hhould go outsldo tbo city. The policy or
the American representative * Is not to seeic
to Intervene for the purpose of protecting
Cuban chiefs in this city , but to send them
out of town. This dlspleaues tbo Cubans.
Cen orlilii Exercled.
MADRID ( via Bordeaux ) . Dec. 16. The
government Is considering the question of
arresting the principal Carllaln. The most
rigorous cenHorshlp of telegrams Is main
tained and all messages relative to Carllat
movements are stopped. Accounts of the
recent disturbances In Havana are strictly
prohibited.
Ivl Heraldo this morning , painting B
gloomy picture of the financial situation ,
ebows that the Interest on all the public
debts amounts to 635,000,000 pesetas , whllo
the revenue is only 8CO.OOO.OOO pesetas. Of
this revenue the civil list , civil pennlons
anil other charges absorb 74,000,000 pesetas ,
leaving only 107,000,000 pesetas available for
the army , navy and all other demands. In
view of this situation El Heraldo urges an
equitable reduction in the interest on t
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