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ST. HELENS, OIIEGOK, F1MDAY, JANUARY 21, 1898.
IS Jmi M i
NEWS OF THE WEEK
From all Parts of the New
and Old World.
BRIEF AND INTERESTING ITEMS
Comprehensive Review of til Import
nt Happening of the Cur
The controller o( the ourrency hm
dfoluroil a dividend la favor of the First
Nutional bank of Helena, Hunt., of 10
The Field Columbian museum at
Chicago has put lu a series of oast ol
Pueblo Indians, clad in garments pur
ohasud from Imliuni.
County Judge J. H. Carpenter, of
Madison, Wis,, has decided that
child cannot bo legally adopted without
summit of both parent, if living.
Ths Western Union Beef Company
hatt oll 8,000 hoa.) of steers o3 lt
Texas ranch to Clinton Anderson, ol
Wyoming, and will retire from busi
ness. Ore assaying G53 In gold and $70 In
lilvor to the ton wui discovered two
mill from Adam Springs, Lake coun
ty, California, end the district is wildly
George Dobbs end Mri. Emelle New,
Jointly indicted for the murder of the
hitter's husband at Eureka, Kan., have
beoii convicted of murder In the second
Patrick A. Largey, president of the
State Savings bank, and one of the best
known citizens of Butte, was ahot and
klllm! In the bank building by Thomae
The Steer manalon at Nyatt, one of
the beat known residences along the
ihore of Narragansctt bay, Rhode
Ir.land, wai burned to the ground Sat
An insane man named Ramon Vivesa
created a animation In the cathedral at
Madrid, by firing several revolver
allots. He wai errMited and will be
sent to an Inaane aiylata.
Civil Engineer A. G. Menreal. U. S.
N., will.be brought to court-martial on
account of the faulty character of the
work of com tr not kin of dry dock No. 8,
approved by Mm.
The Spanish mlnlater of flnanoe ha
abandoned the idea of floating a loan
on tho guarantee of the Alinadenqulck
The members of the family and the
liniuediato friends of Secretary Alger
are seriously disturbed about his Ill
ness. Ilia physicians now fear that
he has typhoid fever. (Janoral Alger
has been conn tied to bis bed for more
than three week.
The mole spinners of Lowell and
New Bedford, Mass., were given per
mission to strike by the mule spinners'
anion, and an assessment of 85 cents
per week was levied on the members
of the union. Delegates representing
every mill center In New England were
A dispatch to the London Mail front
Hong Kong says it is reported there
that England, Japan and Russia havs
arrived at an agreement respecting
Corea. The details of the agreement
are not known to the correspondent,
but the dispatoh says the British fleet
is returning to Hong Kong.
The Creek oonncil, in spite of the
message of Nonrotary Bliss, through In
dian Agent Wisdom, warning thmu not
to do so, has pussed an act appropria
ting JO, 000 to be used in employing
attorneys to fight the constitutionality
of the ant of congress giving the United
BUt os courts full jurisdiction after
January 1. '
Francis D. Newton, a prosperous
farmer of Brookfleld, Mass., his wife
Kurah, and their 10-year-old adopted
daughter, Ethel, were found murdered
in their beds. The crime was discov
ered by neighbors, whose curiosity was
aroused by the bellowing of unfed cat
tin. The three had been killed with
an ax. A hired man named Paul is
John Lincoln, of Bolshow, Mo , has
applied to the Maryaville board of ex
amination for a pension. Lincoln and
his slater, Mrs. Washington Uoshor, of
Marysville, were second cousins ol
Abruhiun Lincoln. John Lincoln en
listed early In the '80's in the Fourth
Missouri and served in that regiment
for three years. He then enlisted in
the 13th Missouri cavalry, and served
to the end of the war. Before he was
finally mustered out he fought Indians
on the plains for some time.
Fred Lewis, a prisoner in the Seattle
city jail, committed suicide in his cell
by huuglng himself with a pocket hand
kerchief, which was fastened to a hook
used in suspending a hammock. Lewis,
w ho was a waiter in a hotel, had a fight
on New Year' day with Joseph Kurtz,
the head cook, In which he struck
Kurta on the head with an icepick,
Inflicting a wound from the effects ol
which Kurts died. Lewis was arrested,
but no formal charge had yet been made
against him, pending the result ol
Kurta' wounds. When the news ol
"f Kurtz' death was conveyed to Lewis,
1 he showed great agitntion, and a short
I time afterward took his own life.
1 ' At a session of the Augusta, Ga.,
I city council, Councilman Qong got into
; a controversy with Jailer Collins, and
reached lor a gun. Peacemakers in
' terfered and quiet was restored. l
! The civil service debate which wai
Inaugurated in the house a week ag
has been ended. It opened with a row,
but ended very tamely, There was not
even a vote on the appropriation in the
executive, legislative and judicial ap
propriation bill for the commission,
upon which the debate was predicted.
ACCIDENT, IT IS SAID
DuhtM of Bx-Snator lllaekburn Shot
Washington, Jim. 18.In her apart
ments in the Wellington hotel last
night Mrs. Lucille Lane, youngest
daughter of ex-Senator Blackburn, of
Kentucky, shot herself. According to
the statement given nut by the family,
tho shooting was Aooldontul. Both
Mrs. Lane's physicians refused to dis
miss the subject, even to the extent ol
laying whether or not the wound would
prove fatal, but from tho best that can
be learned she will probably recover,
although now suffering severely from
A friend of the family nominated to
give out a statement said that about
midnight Saturday Mrs. Lane was pre
paring to retire. Her husband at the
time was In the adjoining room look
ing over a paper. Mrs. Lane opened a
bureau drawer to got a handkerchief,
and picked np a handful of glovei and
laces which had been tossed together
In the drawer. Under this fluffy mass
was a tiny lady's pistol, a gift to Mrs.
Lane from her father, and a possession
of which she was particularly fond. It
or light in a piece of lace as she rained
her hand, and, falling of its own weight,
struck the hammer on the edge of
the open drawor. The pistol exploded,
and the ball penetrated her left breast.
What became of the ball it is impossi
ble to say. According to the statement
given out, it struck a rib and ranged
around beneath the lft shoulder, mak
ing a superficial wound. At the same
time it is said Mrs. Lane is suffering
so from the shock that the phyticuns
have devoted all their energies to allay
ing her pain without attempting to
definitely ascertain the extent of the
injury. The most precise statement
that either physician would make to
night was that Mrs. Lane would prob
ably live until morning.
At the request of the family, the
block in whicli the hotel is situated
hat been roped off. Ex-Senator Black
bnrn is deeply affected by the occur
rence. He 'does not live with his
daughter, and when the affair occur
red was summoned from his room on
New York avenue, remaning thereaflei
at Mrs, Lane's hotel.
THE DAY IN THE HOUSE.
Debate on Army Hill- l ate Representa
tive Milliken Kuloglsed.
Washington, Jan. 18. The house
devoted two honts to general debate on
the army appropriation bill, and the
remainder of the day to eulogize the
life and public service of the lute Rep
resentative Milliken. of Maine, who
served for 14 years in the lower branch
On motion of Lanham. a bill was
passed authorizing the president to ap
point an additional district judge for
the northern district of Texas. It was
explained that Judge Rector, now
judge of the district, was utterly inca
pacitated frotn peiforioing the duties
of the office.
The house then went into committee
of tho whole and took up the army ap
propriation bill. The bill, the ohair
man of the committee explained, cur
ried t33.106.Bl0. New provisions in
the bill required the payment of troops
by the paymaster in person".
Paring tho debate, MoHenry took
occasion to denounce Gage's funding
scheme, and Gerry made some remarks
about the protective tariff.
At o'clock the debate was suspend
ed to give the members un opimrtuuity
to pay a tribute to the memory of the
lata Roprcionttttive Milliken. Those
who spoke were Burleigh, who sue.
oeeded Millikeni Dingloy, Boutelle,
Dinsmore, Skinner, Mercer, Uilborn
At 8:85 P. M., as a further mark of
respect, the house adjourned.
Among the bills introduced in the
house today were the following:
By Lewis, of Washington To estab
lish the eight-hour law in all states
By Muguire of California (by re
qnost) To prescribe the manner of
holding elections for representivos in
oongiOHS.. " : '
A FIRE IN BUTTE.
Nearly Caused a Panic In the Opera
Butte, Mont., Jan. 18. Fire, sup
posed to be of incendiary origin, broke
out in the Boston dry goods store, in
the did Follows' building, on Broad
way, adjoining the Maguire opera
house, about 9 o'clock. Before the
fire was extinguished, the block was
practically a total loss. It was insured
for 135,000, which is believed to be
the full value. The dense smoke pene
trated the upper part of the building,
where Thomas Sleets, a paralytic, and
his wife lived. They were rescued with
The smoke also penetrated the opera
house, whore "Under the Dome " wa
being given. As Manager Ilagan
started lor the stage to advice the au
dience to withdraw quietly, some one
rushed into the gallery, and gave an
alarm. There was a rush for the
doors, and several women fainted and
were slightly injured y being tram
pled upon. No one was seriously hurt.
The attaches of the theater uoted
with great coolness, and this probably
prevented a more serious disaster. The
play was not ended.
' Lighted tho Spiny.
Wheeling, W. Va , Jan. 18. Two
thoughtless boys oaused great mischief
by applying a match to a spray of coal
oil issuing from a small aperture in the
Standard Oil Company's pipe line from
Sisterville and Manuington to George
town. The pressure at the point was
strong. Soon, the burning spray melt
ed the lead in the joints of the pipo,
which was six inches in diameter.
Fifty acres of foroat and field wore soon
abluito, anil two small bridges and two
burns were burned.
VERGE OF A REVOLT
tntense Excitement Contin
ues in Havana. ,
PEUDENCE MUST BE EXERCISED
No Mostll Demonstration Against ths
Auirloan Consulate -North At-,
lantle Squadron Balls.
Havana, Jan. 18. Although out
wardly order is restored here, great ex.
oltement continues, and unless the
newspapers exercise, under the present
press censorship, great prudence, a gen
eral revolt is probable with much
bloodshed, because in such an event
the army and volunteers would fratern
ize. General Blanco's position is more
difficult because his methods of warfare
disqualify him to urge energy upon the
mob. The rioters intend going in a
pacific manner to the palace to request
General Blanco to release Honor Jesus
Trillo, a prominent attorney, who has
been unjustly charged by political In
triguers with fomenting mob violence.
Up to the time this dispatch is sent
no hostile demonstration, against the
American consulate has taken tdaoe.
General Fitzhugh Lee, the American
consul, and other consular oflloers wit
nessed the riots from the balcony of
the Hotel Ingsleterre. - On the first
news of the riots, when a crowd of
6,000 men had massed in Central Park,
and began stoning windows and shout
ing "Death to Diario," "Viva Wey
ler," and "Down with autonomy!"
General Parrado, General Solano and
General Garrlche rode up and General
Solano ordered the cavalry to charge
the mob. The cavalry commander re
plied: "Whom shall I charge? Loyal
Spaniards for ahouting 'Long live
Spain' and 'Long live the Spanish
The commander then dismounted
and endeavored to persuade the moh,
in which were a number ol officers and
several adjutants, to retire.
General Garrlche, an intelligent, no
ble Cuban, whose loyalty has never
been doubted, confronted the leaders of
the mob, Major Fuentos and Captain
Calvo, ol the artillery. Major Fuentes
resented the rebuke, and General Gar
richs. Infuriated, snatched several dec
orations from the breast of the officer,
"You have dishonored the army."
Major Fuentea and Captain Cairo
General Solano, in an interview, hat
denied that he called the rioting offi
cers drunkards, but he confirms the re
port that he characterized them as
"unworthy of the uniform they wore."
Some of the papeis having criticised
this language, Seneral Solano said:
"I used those words, and I am will
ing to sustain them at the point of my
Wednesday and Thursday nights the
theaters and cafes were closed, and the
miltary band did not play at Central
Park as usual. When the newspapers
were being attacked General Blanco
called upon several friends to ue their
influence to calm the rioters. They re
plied that they deplored the outburst,
bntdldnot know the leaders. They
offered to do everything in their power
to calm the outbreak, and pointedly
suggested that General Arolaa should
trr to calm himself also, as he was "in
creasing the disturbance by his intem
perate and insulting language." At
one point the mob moved toward the
private residence of Senor Bruzon, the
civil governor of Havana, but wat
promptly dispersed by the police.
A Determined Suicide.
Chicago, Jan. 18. Albert C. Green
leaf, a bookeeper, committed aoioide
today by jumping from the 18th floor
of the Mosonlo temple. He had been
oat of employment for some time, and,
becoming despondent, deoided to make
away with himself. His first attempt
was made in the Chamber ol Commeroe
building, where he was caught in the
act ol jumping over the railing to the
rotunda and ejected from the building.
He then went to the Masonic temple,
ascended to the 10th floor, climbed
upon the railing and jumped off into
the rotunda. His body struck a mar
ble landing on the third floor, shattered
a slab two inahes thiok, and landed on
the balcony of the second floor. The
body was reduced to a mere pulp.
Greenleaf'a . fall was witnessed by
scores of people in the rotunda.
Coal Truet Indloted.
Springfield, III.. Jan. 18. The grand
jury of the Sangamon circuit court to
day indicted 10 of the companies form
ing the alleged Springfield ooal trust.
They are charged with conspiring to
defraud. The companies formed the
Springfield Coal Association and ad
vanced the price of coal 50 cents per
ton, claiming they were compelled to
advance the price to consumers because
they advanced the wages of their em
ployes. The advance in wages to theii
employes was 7 cents per ton. '
Kaoope of Lieutenant Turner.
Calcutta, Jan. "18. The report of the
esoape of Lieutenant Turney, of the
British survey party, recently attacked
by tribesmen in the proyinoe of Mek
rana, Belochistan, is confirmed. .
Killed at a Blind Tiger.
Barboursville, Ky., Jan. 17. News
reached here today of a bloody fight at
a "blind tiger," Wednesday night, on
Sandy Fork, in whioh Robert Caldwell,
Smith Helton, John Williams and Tom
Wilson, all colored, were killed.
Government Pigeon Loft. -Atlantio
City, N, J., Jnrt. 18. The
United States government is to have a
carrier-pigeon loft in this city, to be
used in connection with the naval
AGAINST MR. CORBETT.
Senate Committee eoide That He Is
Not Entitled to Seat.
Washington, Jan. IT. The fenate
committee on privileges and elections
today decided to make an adverse report
on II. W. Corbett's claim to a seat in
the senate from Oregon. The vote was
four to three, on party lines, except that
Senator Burrows, Republican, who was
absont, was oonnted, upon his author
ity, as being in opposition to Corbett.
There were two votes, the first being
upon the motion to declare Mr. Corbett
entitled to his seat, which was support
ed by Messrs. Chandler, Hoar and
Pritchard, Republicans, and opposed by
Messrs. Cuffery and Pettus, Democrats,
Allen, Populist, and Burrows, Repub
lican, of Michigan. Senator Spooner
was paired with Turpie, the former for
and the latter against the motion. The
motion was then made to declare Mr.
Corbett not entitled to bis seat, and
was carried by the above vote, reversed.
The voting was preceded by quite a
general discussion, baaed upon a report
prepared by Senator Pettus, on behalf
of the opposition. This report took
the position that the question involved
is practically the same as that involved
in the Mantle case, and this case
should be allowed to stand as a prece
dent. Senator Pettus made an argu
ment in favor of establishing a princi
ple of action in such cases, and allow
ing it to stand, taking the position that
there was danger in not taking the
same course every time the political
complexion of the senate changes.
The friends of Mr. Corbett are not
sure of a single Democrat, Populist or
silverite in favor of seating him, and,
with Burrows and one or two other Re
publicans opposed to him, they fear an
adverse vote in the senate. The oppo
sition of the fusion element is drawn
together, because of the well-known
gold views ol Senator Corbett. The
case is made more partisan on that
Shot at by Her Brother.
Chicago, Jan. 17. A special to the
Times-Herald from Valley View aayt:
General Cassias M. Clay's young wife
barely escnpei death at 11:30 this
morning at the bands of her brother,
Clem Richardson, at whose house she
has been boarding ever since she left
the general two months ago. He fired
two shots at her with a large pistol, at
a distanoe of 20 paces, and then fired a
shot at Mrs. Bryant, her mother-in-law,
who was with her. Dora ran to the
home of her sinter, Mrs. Kely, a mile
distant, where she is tonight. Clem
declares that he will kill Dora if ahe
does not leave the Kelly house.
Dlacnaeed at Cabinet Meeting.
Washington, Jafl. 17. The principal
subject under discussion at the cabinet
meeting today was the prospects of the
Hawaiian annexation treaty. The sit
uation in Cuba was briefly dismissed.
A cablegram from Consul-Geiieral
Lee sent from Havana last night tended
to convey assurances of peace and
quiet. General Lee's cablegram also
stated, it is learned, that, while he did
not anticipate another outbreak, yet he
would not be surprised at one. The
cabinet discussion showed that while
the president decided not to send a war
ship to Cuba at preeent, he intends to
keep one or more vessels within reason
able distance of Havana.
Damages for Sealers.
Washington, Jan. 17. The president
today submitted to congress the report
of the committee appointed under the
terms ol the treaty of 1896 to adjust
the olaims of British subjects for losses
sustained through the seizure ol sealing
vessels in Behring sea. In his letter
of transmission, President MoKinley
coincides with Secretary Sherman, that
our treaty obligationa demand prompt
and favorable action by congress. The
president recommends an appropriation
of the total amount necessary to satisfy
the award of the commissioners, which
Two Weeks A drift.
Newport News, Va., Jan. 17. After
drifting for two weeks, the barge Coal
King, Captain Nelson, was towed into
port this afternoon by the tug O. W.
Morse. The Coal King left Boston
December 81, in tow of the tug Lack
enbach. January 1, her hawser
snapped. Owing to the darkness, the
barge's signal of distress was not seen
by those on the tug, which, with two
other barges In tow, proceeded on ber
voyage. The men on board suffered no
Inconvenience, being plentifully sup
plied with food.
Chleago Pension Fraudt.
Chicago, Jan. 17. Gross abuses of
the pension fund of the Chicago police
department were disclosed at today's
meeting of the senate committee inves
tigating the Chioago civil service com
mission and police foroe. A list was
shown of over 60 ex-policemen now on
the pension rolls of the police depart
ment, who, it is maintained, are per
fectly able to do duty as officers, but
who have been retired, it is alleged, to
make room for others who had a polit
Shot RIs Sweetheart and Himself.
Cincinnati, Jan. 17.--Loui8 Alfred,
a compositor at the Enquirer office, to
day shot his sweetheart, Minnie Pack
ton, at her home, inflicting fatal
wounds, and then killed himself.
Jealousy was the cause.
Vdor Lynehlng Investigation
Genoa, Nov., Jan. - 17. Progress is
slow in the Uber lynching case, and
efforts to secure state evidence have
proved fulilo. Two persons accused of
participating in the lynching, Mason
Grummas and , Olie Hogener, were
placed on the stand, but firmly protest
ed their innocence. Minor evidence
was given against a number, and a
batch of subpoenas were sent today to
Dayton nud to the Diamond Valley
Henry Savage Laynor Tor
tured by Thibet ns.
ATTEMPTED TO REACH CAPITAL
Be and Native Companions Crippled and
Dlsflgnred for Life by Pun
London, Jan. 17. The Daily Chron
icle, in a description of the exigences
in Thibet of Henry Savage Landor, the
artist, who narrowly escaped death at
the hands of the Thibetans when en
deavoring last autumn to reach Lassa,
the capital of Thibet, says:
"His valuable diary and notes, in
cluding interesting photographs, was
only interrupted when Mr. Landor
himself was under torture. One of
these represents tho scene of torture of
a native companion, tied naked to a
tree and slashed and bruised by a olr
cle of hideous beings dancing around,
jeering at and taunting their victim.
Another photograph, taken after the
rescue, shows two unrecognizable men,
all the hair burned off their heads, the
skin lacerated and seamed with burns,
and in place of their eyes two ghaatly
"Mr. Lsndor lost one eye. The
Thibetans repeatedly held white-hot
irons so close to the eyes of their cap
tives as without touching them to
shrivel and wither them. Mr. Landor
was rescued when nearly dead, after be
ing three days without food or water,
by a party including Mr. Wilson, Mr.
Larkin and Kasak Singh Pat. nephew
of the rajawar of Aakote, who had
heard from the natives that a white
man was doomed to be beheaded in the
interior of Thibet. Mr. Landor had
almost lost hia reason. After three
hours' attention he regained sufficient
consciousness to say.where be had con
cealed his camera. ' They had a photo
graph taken of the savages cowering in
terror of the avenging whites.
"It is not probable that Mr. Landor
will ever be well enough to return."
FORT SMITH STORM.
The List of Dead Numbers Forty-Three
Abont Seventy Injured.
Fort Smith, Ark., Jan. 17. The la
test official death list shows a total ol
43 lives lost in the tornado which swept
through Fort Smith Tuesday night.
Not less than 70 others are injured, a
large number of them seriously, and
several are expected to die.
The work of removing the bodies
from the ruined buildings progressed
today. Five new names were added
to the list of the dead. Two bodies
were dug from the ruins of the Smith
block, from . which 11 had previously
The full extent of the storm may be
comprehended from the fact that 35
miles northeast of the city a quantity
of tin roofing from Garrison avenue
buildings was found. A woman was
taken from the rains of the Burgees ho
tel today, and was identified as Mrs.
Ida Innis, of Elm Spring, Ark. Her
brother is missing, and it is believed
his body is still buried in the ruins.
Business iu the devastated districts,
where the buildings were ouly partially
damaged, was resumed today. Ladies
ol the city are at work distributing
food and clothing to the needy. Tht,
relief oommittee.composed of prominent
business men, finds difficulty in hous
ing the sufferers. One hundred and
fifty buildings were demolished, and
will have to be rebuilt to accommodate
the people. Orton and Wright, two
of the dead, were Indian territory
farmers, and bad just stepped into the
Smith building for shelter.
Memphis, St. Louis, Kansas City,
Little Rock and other oities wired
readiness to lend aid if necessary. The
number of dead will not exceed 50.
Vanderbllts In Possession.
New York, Jan. 17 The control ol
the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company having been obtained by the
reorganization committee of the Union
Pacific, the Vanderbilts are now in vir
tual possession of a through transcon
tinental line. The New York Central
ia the first road in the combination
from this point. At Buffalo it con
nects With the Lake Shore for Chicago,
from whioh point the chain is carried
on to Omaha by the Chicago & North
western, and from there the Union Pa
cific, the Oregon Short Line and the O.
R, & N. Co. lets the line to Portland.
All these roads are Vanderbilt roads,
and the total mileage ia 18,430.
San Francisco, Jan. 17. A cable
gram from London announces the suc
cess ol the mission of Willard E.
Greene, who recently left for Europe
in the interest of the beet-sugar syndi
cate which has been negotiating for
lands in the Saoramento valley. Satis
factory arrangements have been maae
to seoure the. proper persons to culti
vate the beets. Contracts have been
signed by whioh 150,000 aores of land
near Chioo. Marysville and Red Bluff
have been secured, and the work of
erecting three immense sugar factories
will be started at onoo. The syndicate
has a capital of 10,000,000.
New York, Jan. U.The World
says: E. N.Whitton, a banker, re
ceived word yesterday that Professor
A. J. Keeler, F. C. Kingsiey and
Thomas Field, all of this vicinity, had
lost their lives In Arizona while in
quest of treasure. The supposition ie
that the adventurers, who had secured
treasure in gold and precious stones,
were murdered by a roving band of Na
vajo Indians. Mr. . Whitton says he
will at once send au agent to Arizona
to get all the particulars of tho uititir.
A STATE OF WAH EXISTS.
Bannls Tayler So Declare la Speaking
New York, Jan. 17. The chairman
ol the organizing committee of the
Cuban-American League makes public
a letter from Hannis Taylor, former
United States minister to Spain, in
which he says:
"In every city of the United States
a Cuban-American league should be
instantly formed whose primary pur
pose should lie to arouse public opin
ion to demand the instant passage of
the senate belligerency resolution now
pending in the house ol representatives.
When that demand is opposed by the
worn-out pretext that the insurgents
are not entittled to such action until
they have first established a completed
facto government, the answer should
be promptly made that the law ol na
tions requires no such thing, and that
the resolution in question need only
recognize the act that there is now in
Cuba a state of war.
"Who can deny the truth of that
assertion, when he remembers that
Spain has hurled in vain against the
insurgent host over 200,000 men 8nd
has expended in vain over 1200,000,
000? At the end of three years Span's
military power in Cuba is nearly at
an end, while the army under Gomez
is in actual possession of nearly the
entire eastern portion of the island.
And yet, in the face of these facts, the
house of representatives, muzzled by
tbre present administration, refuses to
recognize the incontestible fact that a
state of war actually exists in Cuba
today..,- : '
"That denial Is now prolonging un
necessarily the present conflict In the
present state of the cause of Spain,
there can be no doubt of the moral sup
port that the passage ol the belligerency
resolution would give to the insur
gents." -The Cuban-Amerioan League has
sent oat a circular requesting the
mayor of every city in the United
States and the sheriff or ranking officer
in every county to at once appoint a
committee is every city and township
or county to organize a local branch ol
SEA TO BE HARNESSED.
Thomas A. Kdlson. Jr.' Plan to Utilise
Power of the Wave.
New York, Jan. 11. Thomas A. Ed
ison, jr. , has invented a machine for
utilizing the wave power ol the sea.
When in place the machine will be
miles oat at sea and will consist of a
series of gigantic air pumps The air
compressed by these will be used to run
For 125.000,000 Mr. Edison can con
struct a plant, he says, that will fur
nish 1,000,000-horse power, enough to
supply the entire state of New York.
He says that a powerful syndicate has
the matter of immediate construction
of the plant under consideration.- Hia
plans are said to be practically com
plete. The Edison wave machine is a series
of gigantic air pumps. The piston of
the machine stands upright upon a plat
form which is pierced by a long piston
rod. Upon the lower part of the piston
rod is a big flat float, which rests upon
the water and is movable by the rise
aad fall of the sea. A wave passing
under the float would elevate the piston
power, fully compressing the sir already
contained in the cylinder. This pres
sure will be transmitted directly to the
storage tank for compressing air. By
an arrangement of oscillators sufficient
air will be admitted behind the piston
to return it quickly to its position upon
the water, where it will be ready to re
ceive the force of the next wave.
MAY BE PUNISHED.
Burning of tho Two Seminole Indians
Earlboro, I. T Jan. 17. Excite
ment is still intense here over the re
cent burning at the stake of two In
dians, and the subsequent fear of an
Indian uprising. Here public senti
ment has favored the lynchers. At
Wewoka, the capital of the 6eminole
nation, the sympathy is all the other
way, for it ia believed the lynobera tor
tared and killed at least one innocent
United States Commissioner Walter
Jones ia holding court in Wewoka, snd
the deputies of the court are busy issu
ing subpoenas and warrants in an en
deavor to bring the lynchers to justice.
An eye-witness of the hanging and
burning of the Indians has volunteered
As no attempt waa made by the
lynchers to hide their identity, it is
probable the leaders will be arrested.
They can only be tried on the charge of
kidnaping and taking the murderers by
force to the Seminole nation. The kill
ing of the Indians conies under Okla
The Indians are sullen. White men
state that a general outbreak will not
occur, but that there la danger that the
Indians will avenge themselves by kill
ing, one by one, the leaders of the mob.
The Chine Loan.
. London, Jan. 17. The Chinese loan
negotiations are progressing. Great
Britain has informed China that she is
willing to find the money required,
and the details are being discussed.
The amount will probably by 30,000,.
Suffocated by Smoke.
New York, Jan. 17. In r.flre, whioh
occurred at Thomas Roberts' hotel, in
West street, and which did tlS.000
damage, Leslie Stanley and bis wife
were suffocated by smoke.
Baltimore Houses Collapsed.
Baltimore, Jan. 17. Two unfinished
houses on Twenty-Second street col
lapsed this afternoon and eight work
men were injured. Two are expected
to die. ' -
AMERICANS IN CUBA
Senate Becoming Alarmed
for Their Safety.
INFORMATION IS ASKED FOR
CaflTery Speak Against tho Immigra
tion Bill Hons Considers
; Agricultural Bill.
Washington, Jan. 15. Senator Can
non of Utah, today presented the fol
lowing resolution to the senate, snd it
"Resolved, That the president is re
quested, if in his opinion it is not in
compatible with the public interest, to
transmit to the senate at his earliest
convenience a statement showing what
measures are in force by this govern
ment in the island of Cuba and in the
waters contiguous thereto to protect
the lives, liberty and property of
American citizens now dwelling in
Among the other measures reported
to the senate today was the pension
appropriation bill. H was placed on
At the close ol the morning business,
the immigration bill, the unfinished
business, was taken up, and Caffrey of
Louisiana was recognized for a speech
in opposition to the measure. Caffrey
"The pending bill ie as mild a form
of antagonism to immigration as con
ditions will permit. The educational
test is of no very stringent charaoter
so far as the test is concerned. It in,
however, the beginning of a new de
parture. From the foundation of the.
government we have invited the hardy,
adventarous people of the Caucassian
family to our hospitable shores. The
grand transformation of this continent
from the wigwam of the savage and
the lair of the wild beast to the
myriads of homes of a happy, industri
ous people, has been the work of white
immigrants; yet we,are about to smite
the hand that has upbuilt us; to give
a sting to gratitude.
"Many whose ancestors are foreign
born are now clamoring for restricted
immigration. It is just and proper to
hold this continent against the Mon
golians. The exclusion ol Chinese ia
justified by a wise policy and by the
principle of retaliation. Their doors
have been closed to the world, bat
their arrogance and selfishness are not
the role for wise nations to play in the
world's grand theater.
"Not to admit to this country Irish
men, Swedes or Italians who cannot
read or write is Chinese, not American.
No danger to our institutions has ever
arisen from admitting immigrant who
oannot read and write. This govern
ment is the outgrowth of the labor of
countless immigrants, who will be dis
qualified by the pending bill. He who
is vigorous in body, sound in mind,
honest and industrious is a good citizen.
No immigrant, not a pauper or insane,
diseased or criminal should be tamed
: away from our shores."
I At the conclusion of Senator Caffery s
speech the senate at 13:20 P. M.. on
motion ol Chairman Davis, of the for
eign relations committee, went into ex
Senator Frye made a most spirited
speech in support of the Hawaiian
treaty, urging upon the senate the im
portance of accepting the islands while
opportunity offered, and denouncing as
folly any refusal to embrace the oppor
tunity. In tho House. .
Washington, Jan. 15. The house
today entered upon the consideration
of the agricultural bill. The bill car
ries $3,833,403. being f 135,500 in ex
cess ol the amount for the current year.
Wadsworth, Republican, of New York,
chairman of the agricultural commit
tee, explained that the increases were
due to a constantly growing demand
for inspections of meat and meat prod
acts for export.
Under the latitude allowed for de
bate, Williams, Demoorat, of Missis
sippi, submitted an extended argument
in favor of the establishment of the
postal savings bank system.
Representative Dearmond, Demoorat,
mt Missouri, sarcastically commented
on Hanna's election and the telegrams
of congratulations sent him.
Mahoney, Republican, of New York,
replied to Dearmond. He recalled what
he termed the victory of Deroocratio
bosses in the Chicago convention in
1893, when they forced the ronoraina
tion of Cleveland over the protests of
the state of New York. The result
was that he had been repudiated by his
party, and had gone out of power no
honored and unsung.
Cannon, Republican, ol Illinois, also
expressed gratification that the majority
nd political decency had triumphed in
Ohio. Here the incident closed.
Explosion en the Marblehead.
Washington, Jan. 17. Commander
McCall, ol the United States ship Mar
blehead, reported to the navy depart
ment from Port Tampa that while at
small arms target practice yesterday
four men from the Marblehead were in
jured by an explosion, two very seri
ously. The injured were removed to a
marine hospital near by. No details aa
to the cause ol the explosion are given.
New of Audree.
Stockholm. Jan. 17. Professor J. r
desfcjold, the arctic explorer, boa in
formed the Swedish academy of sciences
that the foreign office has received in
telligence that several persons woruiy
of credence saw Professor Andrea's bal
loon early in Autist in British Colum
bia, seven, miles north of Qacin-Ils!
lake in the DiMiict of Cariboo. lhe
professor rejjurila the news as built tsl
sufficient fauportannei to call lor !w.r