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A UNIVERSITY CRISIS.
Row Between President and Fnenlty
of the Cincinnati Institution.
CINCINNATI. Jan. 14. This has been a
day of anxiety among those connected
either directly or indirectly with the uni
versity of Cincinnati. Following the dec
laration of President Ayers that the mem
bers of the faculty should all resign and
then he would accept such resignations as
he might select, comes a movement on the
part of the professors to stand together
and not only refuse to resign, but for all
to quit if the trustees at their special
J meeting tomorrow sustain the recent de-
j cree of President Ayers.
The trustees last year, before electing
President Ayers, adopted a resolution giv
ing the president power to appoint mem
bers of the faculty and declare vacancies.
. "With this powpr to discharge any mem
ber of the faculty, no such coup d'etat
was anticipated as that of discharging all
members of the faculty at once. The
professors are holding conferences, and
have not only decided to stand or fall to
gether, but also to fight Dr. Ayers to the
-last. One of them announced today:
"Every bridge has been burned. Even
if the trustees should refuse to sanction
what has been done, we would decline to
he longer associated with Dr. Ayers. One
or the other must go."
i President Ayers refused to say anything
in advance of the meeting of the board
tomorrow. The students, members of the
alumni and others have been Industriously
conferring today with the trustees regard
ing the crisis.
Dispatch Says Warren Crossed
RUMOR OF LADYSMITH'S RELIEF
No Confirmation of These Reports,
Horrever Dissntisfnctlon in Eng
land "Wide and Intense.
LONDON, Jan. 15. A special dispatch
from Cape Town, dated Friday, January
12 (evening), announces that General War
ren has crossed the Tugela river.
Rumor of Lndysmith's Relief.
DURBAN, Friday, Jan. 12. The entire
absence of news from Cheveley or Prere
camp continues, but there Is a persistent
rumor here thai Ladysmith' has been re
lieved. Great Battle Imminent.
BOER, HEADQUARTERS ATCOLEN
SO, Th'ufsday, Jan. 11, via Pretoria, via
Lourenzo Marquez, Friday, Jan. 12. Ev
erything points to a great battle within
the next few days. Ladysmith for the
last two nights has been firing rockets.
The object is not known here. - '"1i";
AS VIEWED IN LONDON.
Complaints Over the Rigid Censor
ship of War Notts.
LONDON, Jan. 15, 4:30 A. M. Lord Rob
erts' enigmatical announcement, "No
change in the situation," does nothing to
allay public anxiety or to explain the
mystery surrounding General Buller'3
movements on the Tugela, and, although
there is a disposition to regard the dis
patch as disposing of Saturday's adverse
rumors, the week has opened in a state
of suspense almost equal to that of last
week because It is recognized that failure
in General Bulier's present attempt would
seal the fate of Ladysmith.
Presumably "no change in the situation"
refers to previous dispatches sent to the
war department, which have not yet been
revealed to the public. Except the an
nouncement of the. seizure of Potgieter's
drift and of the advance of General "War
ren, there has-been no news from the
Tugela. A ray of hope is in the fact
that the same silence prevails from the
Boer side. Thus it may perhaps be fairly
Inferred that General Buller has not yet
met a serious check.
If the announcement of General "War
ren's movement be correct, it Is evidence
that General Bulier's force Is spread over
a very wide front perhaps 25 miles and
in the event of a sudden fall of the river,
his operations might he full of danger.
It is believed that General Buller has no
good survey maps of tho district. This
.Will add to his difficulties.
General "Warren's advance probably
means an attempt to seize Hlangwano hill,
tne main post of the Boers south of the
Tugela. Upon the success or failure of
these operations depends the whole fu
ture of the campaign. Until the result Is
known, Lord Roberts will be unable to de
cide how to dispose of the two divisions
and the reinforcements now arrivincr.
-The, newsfromother, points.is ' oftrno4BJu-:iI:?$'fc Jj-14.?zDodayJs'news1 thatta
Jgreat -importance; Boer accounts fell of
another sortie frqm Kimberley on January
a, in tne direction of Mapfer's dam, with
a brisk exchange of firing, but no result.
A heavy detonation was heard on Janu
ary 8, within Kimberley.
A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Mod-'
der River, dated January 10, gives a
rumor that Kimberley Is being bombard
ed. Bastard's Nek, mentioned in Lord
Roberts' dispatch as the locality of the
reconnoissance, is northwest of Colesburg.
Doubts are beginning to be raised as
to whether it will be possible to get to
gether anything like 1000 yeomanry. Only
a very small percentage of the appli
cants satisfy the standard of riding and
A large number of officers in the Egyp
tian army have just left Cairo for South
Africa to replace those killed and wound
ed. WAR OFFICE BULLETINS.
No Change in Situation Q,uiet at Ma
felcing and Moddcr Itivcr.
LONDON, Jan. 14. The war office Issued
at midnight a dispatch from Field Mar
shal Roberts, dated Cape Town, Sunday,
January 14, 8:30 P. M., saying:
"There Is no change In the situation
here today." ,
The war office simultaneously Issued the
following from Lord Roberts, dated Capo
Town, January 13, 3:30 P. M.:
"Methuen's cavalry reconnoissance re
turned on January 11. "Went 23 miles into
the Free State. Country clear of enemy,
"All quiet at Modder River.
"French recononitered around the en
emy's left flank on January 10. Advanced
from SHumber's farm, on January 11,
with cavalry and horse artillery to bom
bard Boer laager east of Colesburg Junc
tion, but was unable to outflank the en
emy. "Reconnoissance of cavalry and mount
ed infantry pushed north of Bastard's Nek
and examined country north of ridge.
"Gatacre reports no change.
"All well on December 28 at Mafeklng."
REPORTS TO LONDON PAPERS.
Portugal Protests Against Warning
Issued by British,
LONDON, Jan. 15. A dispatch to the
Times ifrom Lourenzo Marquez says:
"The British consul has issued a notice
warning British subjects against enlist
ing for service with the Boers, trading
with the republics or treasonable conduct
in the Transvaal. Herr Pott has protest
ed this notice,, as constituting an inter
ference with the sovereign rights of Por
tugual. "Five thousand Boers were 'sent from
Natal last week to defend the Free State
border and to, resist the attacks of Gen
erals Gatacre and French, which are caus
ing some alarm.
"A. leading Transvaaler says the Boers
will make another desperate attempt to
A disptach to the Daily Mail, dated Jan
uary 12. from Pietermartizburg, says:
"Sir Charles "Warren marched with 11.
000 men castwaid from Frere by way-of
"Weenan. His scouts found no sign of the
enemy at uroDiers' kloof, and Colenso
was ascertained to be deserted. There arc
rumors that the Boers are preparing to
leave Natal, discouraged by their failure
to reduce Ladysmith. All the colonial.
and irregulars have been -placed under
General Warren's command.
"Among the Free Staters killed in tho
attack on Ladysmith "on January G was
Commandant De Villiers, who but for his
well-known friendliness to England would
have been commander-in-chief of the
Free State forces"
The Standard publishes the following
from Ladysmith. Thursday, January 11,
by heliograph, via "Weenan:
"The Boers are fortifying positions
north and west of Ladysmith, doubtless
with a view of securing a safe line of re
treat should their opposition to General
Bulier's advance fail. They still sur
round Ladysmith in large numbers, and
may be contemplating another attack.
It is known, however, that they are
greatly depressed by their heavy losses.
Prior to Sunday they were perfectly con
fident of their ability to defeat the gar
rison and to take possession of the town."
A dispatch to the Daily News from
Naauwpoort, dated January 9, describing
the unfortunate affair of the Suffolks,
"General FrencI permitted the attempt
at the urgent desire of Lieutenant-Colonel
"Watson. The march began- at midnight.
The men wore canvas shoes, or failing in
these, marched in their socks. The ground
was difficult, and many halts were neces
sary to verify the position.
"On reaching the summit of tho hill,
the officers advanced over the crest to
reconnoiter. The Boers, who had evi
dently been warned of the movement,
opened a terrific fusillade. Captain Brett's
company charged into a Boar trench, when
the order to retire came. It came in a
shout from the Boer lines, and the two
rear companies, completely deceived, car
ried It out.
"Of the two advance companies, 92 were
killed or wounded. Captain Brett got his
men under cover, and sent a sergeant with
five men, to cut his way out and to ask
the British artillery to direct the fire to
the right, fearing that the guns might
open on him. Three men got through
with the message, but Captain Brett was
forced to surrender with his remaining 52
"The redoubt behind which the Boers
were, lying was very high, and doubly
loop-holed, but absolutely undiscoverable,
"except bV Walloon, and too high to be
stormed by scaling ladders."
Says All Will Go Well.
The special correspondent of tho Daily
Telegraph, at Frere camp, in a dispatch
dated January 10, after describing the
situation as already known, says:
"Possibly you may not hear from me
.for the next two days or so, but, believe
me, all will go well."
A special dispatch from the Hoofdt
laager, at Ladysmith, dated January 9,
via Lourenzo Marquez, describing the as
sault on January 6 upon Ladysmith,
"The British made no N attempt to hold
the first line of breastworks, but made an
exceedingly stubborn resistance at the
next row. Every inch was stubbornly con
tested, and conspicuous bravery was dis
played on both sides.
"After 10 o'clock the British artillery
fire slackened and a terrible Individual
contest ensued among tho riflemen for the
possession of Platt-Rand ridge. At noon
a heavy thunderstorm Interrupted the
battle, lasting two hours.
"Although tho burghers succeeded In
ultimately gaining possession of most of
the British positions on the western side
of the Platt-Rand they were finally obliged
to retire from most of the ground they
occupied. The British were most strongly
entrenched, their redoubts being still fully
loopboled, and the combat was so close
that rifles were frequently fired at arm's
length. It was a hand-to-hand encounter,
with men on both sides fighting like de
mons, and the honror and bewilderment
of the scene could scarcely be paralleled.
"Tho operations were continued the next
day (Sunday) on a smaller scale, but it is
reported that as, a result of one of the
forlorn hopes, one gun and two ammuni
tion wagons were captured."
The War as Viewed in Germany.
Peace movement is growing in Threat 1
Britain is received with incredulity. The
ijOKai Anzeiger says:
"It is impossible that the British gov
ernment, In any event, could be influenced
to such a movement. British prestige
demands, since .she has gone on the war
path, that she carry matters to a success
The Lcfkal Anzeiger contains an article
by General "Von Schmellng, criticising tho
war and saying that it is questionable
whether Great Britain, even -with Lord
Roberts and Lord Kitchener and 150.0G0
men, will win.
Reports are published today from Wil
helmhaven that the first German ironclad
squadron is completely ready to leave for
action witnm 24 hours.
THE WORK IN CUBA.
Speeches nt the Propaganda Club
Universal Suffrage Advocated.
HAVA'NA, Jan. 14. At a meeting held
In Havana today under the auspices of
the Propaganda Club of the national par
ty, Senor Pleta said that Cuba would al
ways be a bone of contention because of
her situation, and that the Cubans, if
they desired to preserve their individ
uality, must unite as one man.
General Sanchez said:
"Vntil recently Cubans had feared that
the Americans were not going to fulfill
the pledge of the joint resolution of the
United States congress. Prosident Mc
Kinley has set these fears at rest."
Senor Herrera said:
"Wo should look to the history of the
United States, and then we would have
no fear that the promise of independ
ence would not be fulfilled."
Senor Briosa said:
"The people of Santiago will not con
sent that those who fought in the revo
lution shall have any preference In vot
ing at the coming elections. If such an
attempt is made the Cubans ought to
refuse to go to the polls. General Wood
has promised us independence. "We
should not look with suspicion on his ac
tions, but should trust him, in order,
later on, to demand the fulfillment of the
The Matanzas Centre Veterans have
Issued a circular advocating universal
suffrage as being the only fair .sequel of
The work of disinterring the remains
of Americans Is in operation at Colon
cemetery. The bodies of 70 have been dis
interred. COLOMBIAN REVOLUTIONISTS.
Various Reports of Their Progress
and Government's AVenkness.
KINGSTON, Jamaica, Jan. 14. Advices
just received from Colombia reiterate the
statement that tho main body of the Co
lombian revolutionists, after occupying;
.tsucaramanga on January 6 and securing
large quantities of stores, proceeded to
wards Socorro, to which other bodies
were converging, with a view of forming
a junction and delivering a concerted
attack upon Bogota. In this attempt, ac
cording to "the same advices, the Colom
bians expected the assistance of a con
siderable body of Venezuelans, under
stood to be advancing from the frontier
by way of Culta.
On the other hand, the government dis
patches reaffirm the reports of a com
plete rout of the main body of the In
surgents in two heavy battles near Buca
ramanga and Cerrlta, entirely frustrat
ing the Insurgents' plan.
As against these, advices from yet an
other quarter declare that the govern
ment is completely disorganized,' and that
the government troops are retreating
towards Bogota, avoiding conflicts. In
this connection it is pointed out that the
drafting of Antioquin troops into the cap
ital is a significant Indication of the gov
Believed to Be Waiting for Se
cret Supplies. l-
LOOTED STORES IN SWAZILAND
Natives Complete the Destruction
Begun by the Trnnsvaalers
Mines Were Also Robbed.
DURBAN, Natal, Jan. 10. There Is a
Boer commando in the Zambaans coun
try, Zululand, within a day's march of
the sea, with wagons. It is believed to
be waiting for supplies and ammunition
secretly landed near St, Lucia's bay.
The Boers have looted all the stores and
mines in Swaziland territory, and the
ruined natives are completing the de
struction, CROSSED FREE STATE BORDER.
Reports of Proceedings in the Mod
der River Country.
MODDER RIVER, Thursday, Jan. 1L
General Babington, with two regiments of
Lancers, the Victorian mounted rifles and
a battery of horse artillery, left here on
the evening of January 7 (Sunday) and
crossed the Free State border on Tues
day. Simultaneously other movements were
made. A column under Colonel Pilcher
went from Belmont to the south of Gen
eral Babington's route, while a portion of
tho garrisons of Klokfontein and Honey
Nest kloof, under Major Byrne, advanced
towards Jacobsdal. General Babington
penetrated 12 miles and his scouts 20.
They saw no signs of armed Boers. The
farmhouses were found empty, the occu
pants having had news of the advance
and gone further into the interior. The
British bivouacked at Ramdon. They
burned three farmhouses, the property of
Lubbe, one of the Boer leaders. Yester
day they swept around southward, re
turning here today. Nothing was accom
plished except a reconnoissance.
Colonel Pilcher came into touch with
General Babington and then returned to
Major Byrne reeonnoitered the hills
about four miles from Jacobsdal and
saw 700 Boers.
PROSECUTIONS FOR TREASON.
Dutch. Colonials Taken in Arms Not
Treated as War Prisoners.
CAPE TOWN, Wednesday, Jan. 10.
The procedings for treason, instituted
against the Dutch colonials who were
taken in arms at Sunnyslde are being
pressed. Witnesses have been interro
gated today. The' preliminary examina
tion before the magistrate will be held
later, and the trial will probably be con
ducted by the supreme court.
The colonial Dutch point out that these
prosecutions will serve to make more
rebels, as they oonsider the treatment of
prisoners designed to terrify them. Some
Britons regard the prosecutions as Im
politic, In view of the fact that the
Boers are able to retaliate upon the 100
British officers and the 2500 prisoners in
jlhelr;- handsandfjfmlglida- -so unle3Sall
wiw Jig'tl in tne jaoer' iu-iiK.y a-re ireateu
as prisoners of war.
The Boers keep up a continuous snip
ing near Dordrecht. Five colonial scouts
ivera captured on Monday.
Yesterday the American residents gave
a dinner to Webster Davis, United States
assistant secretary of tho Interior.
Lord Roberts and Lord Kitchener were
most fervidly received on their arrival
at Cape Town.
FAVORABLE TO REPUBLICANS.
Such View Expressed at Pretoria
Boer Loss nt Ladysmith.
PRETORIA, Thursday, Jan. 11, via Lo
renzo Marquez. President Kruger, in the
course of a stirring address just Issued
to the burghers, affirms that Providence
Is on their side, that their cause is just,
and that they must succeed.
Reports from Colesburg represent the
position there as favorable to the repub
licans, but the British are concentrating
for operations on a large scale. The of
ficial report of- the Boer casualties in
what Is called the "Plate-Rand light" on
Haturaay, January 6 (tne attack upon
Ladysmith), shows 26 killed and 77 wound
ed. These figures are described as the
The embargo at Delagoa bay upon
Transvaal imports is the question of the
hour with the burghers. If this is not
removed, it is asserted that steps will be
taken prejudicial to prisoners and aliens.
CREE INDIANS THREATEN.
May Talce Warpath, Now That the
British Are Busy.
CHICAGO, Jan. 14. A special to the
Chronicle from Winnipeg saya:
"Every effort will be made to head off
a possible rising of the Cree Indians, who
are talking in a" threatening manner. It
is known that many chiefs are eager to
strike a blow at the British. Commission-r
er Leach said today there was little dan
ger of an outbreak. He believes that
strangers have been preaching sedition to
the red men, but he says the government
la prepared for any trouble. The chief
plea of the leaders of the anti-British
movement among the Indians is that Eng
land is attempting to rob the Boers of
their homes, as 'they did the tribes during
the 1S85 rebellion, and that, with the Im
perial army weakened, a rising might now
Mounted Men From Manitoba.
LONDON, Jan. 14. The Associated
Press learns that Lord LansdQwne, secre
tary of state for war, accepted Saturday
the offer of Lord Strathcona, Canadian
high' commissioner in London, to provide,
distinct from the Canadian contingents, a
force of at least 400 mounted men from
Manitoba, N. W. T.. and British Colum
bia, and to arm, equip and convey them
to South Africa at h's own expense. All
will be expert marksmen, rough riders
and scouts. It Is estimated that the offer
will involve an expenditure of 200,000. The
war office regards Lord Strathcona's pro
po&tl as an extrordlnary proof of colonial
Besiegers Are Quiet.
LADYSMITH, Friday. Jan. 12-(By he
liograph) The besiegers have been quiel
for two days, but can be seen in active
movement in the distant hills. We have
perceived two small bodies galloping with
two machine guns. The Boer heavy piece
on Bulwana hill has not been fired for
two days. More Boer dead have been
found at the base of Caesar's camp. All
Is well here.
British Buy More Gnr.s.
LON.DON, Jan. 15. The Berlin corre
spondent of. the Daily Mail says:
"Great Britain ha? bought 240 Krupp
guns that were supplied about two years
ago to one of the Southern European
states. These guns are not quick-firers,
but will be used to replace the guns sent
to" South Africa from British home garrisons."
Will Meet Bulier's Movement.
NEW YORK. Jan. 14. Advices from
Ladysmith and Pretoria, dated Friday,
report no change in the situation, except
that the Boers were making ready to
meet Bulier's flanking movement.
TEE SICK AND THE DEAD.
Death of General Sharpe, a Veteran
of the Civil War.
NEW YORK, Jan. 14 General George
H. Sharpe, of Kingston, N. Y., aged 72.
died yesterday In this city from shock,
following an operation. He was brevet
ted major-general for distinguished serv
ices during the civil war. He was present
as a member of General Grant's staff
when General Lee surrendered at Appo
mattox, and it was in his custody tnat
the army of Virginia and General Lee
Medical Inspector Siegfried.
NEWPORT, R. I., Jan. 14. Charles A.
Siegfried, medical inspector, U. S. N.. in
charge of the naval hospital at Coasters
Harbor island, died today of pneumonia,
aged 50 years. The deceased was to have
represented the medical corps of the navy
at the Paris exposition medical congress.
He leaves a widow, who was Miss Farrel,
of Peoria, 111., and a cousin of the late
Robert G. IngersolL During the war with
Spain Dr. Siegfried was In charge of. the
naval hospital at Key "West.
Colonel Hoplcint, of Massachusetts.
WORCESTER, Mass., Jan. 14. Colonel
W. S. B. Hopkins, one of the most distin
guished lawyers In Massachusetts, died
todaj' at Pinehurst, N. C, of pneumonia,
aged C4. Ho was a college mate of Pres
ident Garfield, and was offered the attorney-generalship
in President Garfield's
Cleveland's Health Improved.
GEORGETOWN.- S. C, Jan. 11. Ex
President Cleveland, Commodore Benedict
and Captain Bob Evans arrived at Mur
phy's Island Gem Club house, Fairfax,
today, from South Island, at which place
the shooting was not good. Mr. Cleve
land is greatly Improved In health.
"Pony Express" Majors Is Dead.
CHICAGO, Jan. 14. Alexander Majors,
well known throughout the Wost as the
originator of the pony express and the
first man to conduct a complete overland
mail service, is dead. Majors was an in
timate friend of "Buffalo Bill."
Monitor's Pilot Dend.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. Lieutenant
Samuel Howard, U. S. N.. the pilot and
last of the officers and crew of Ericsson'3
Monitor during her memorable engage
ment with the Merrlmac, died here to
day. He was 90 years old.
Wife of Dnkotu Judge.
PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 14. Mrs. H. G.
Fuller, wife of the presiding judge of the
South Dakota supreme court, died at the
Yankton hospital for the insane last
Rolnnd Reed Better.
NEW YORK, Jan. 14. Roland Reed, the
""i i.o iujjuiucu tia suiiieniiuu uamjr
tonlshtbuthe teby.nomeansrongtiggitail 'aWTO aSaS g
General "Greely Able to Sit Up.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. General A. W.
Greely was ablJ to sit up for several
hours today, and his general condition
Governor aieLaurin 111.
JACKSON, Miss., Jan. 14. Governor Mc
Laurin, recently elected United States
senator, is seriously ill with pneumonia.
Commnnder of the Pnpnl Guard.
ROME, Jan. 14. Prince Alfieri. com
mander of the papal guard of nobles,
SAYS HOAR'S SPEECH DID IT
Barrett Attributes Filipino Hostlll-
ties to It Senator Ignores It.
CHICAGO, Jan. 14. John Barrett, ex
minister to Slam, for the first time pub
licly named Senator Hoar, last night, at
Lake m Forest university, as the senator
whose anti-expansion speech was cabled
to Hong Kong and subsequently put in
the hands of the Filiolno soldiers, causing,
as Mr. Barrett believed, the open Insurrec
tion. Frequently this speech and its pre
sumed effect have been mentioned, and
the reading public has connected the name
of Senator Hoar with It, and it is probable
that Mr. Barrett would not havo used the
lawmaker's name on this occas'on had he
not been facing an audience known to be
largely hostile to the administration's pol
icy in the Oriental islands. It appears
further from the ex-minister's speech that
the government has discovered privately
the stages by which the anti-expansion
address reached Luzon. There was much
interest In the reception Mr. Barrett's
speech would meet. At the close of the
meeting he wa cheered, and the audience
of several hundred people waited In line
to shake hands with him.
In the course of his address, Barrett
said it had been discovered In the gov
ernment's investigation that Senator
Hoar's speech was cabled In cipher and
in fragments to Paris, where It was put
together and forwarded to Hong Kong.
The message Included several thousand
words, and the cost for transmission was
said to have been $4000. It interested the
government to know what friends the
Filipinos had at this time who were In a
position to send the message.
"I was In Hong Kong at the time," said
Mr. Barrett, "and I remember the inci
dent distinctly. I was coming downstairs
in tho hotel when I met the president of
the Hong Kong junta, and he had In his
hand the long dispatch he had received.
It gave a large part of Senator Hoar's
speech in full, and a summary of the rest
of It. I asked the president what he was
going to do with it, and he said that he
meant to send it to the officers of the
army In the Philippines. He was urged
not to do it, but he protested that it had
been printed in the United States and
was public property. Four days after
that speech had been delivered It was in
the hands of those who saw an opportu
nity to make political capital of it Tho
speech was published and distributed
among the soldiers, and I believe it was
the culminating Influence that brought
about the open Insurrection. This speech,
you must remember, was delivered 'before
there was an open insurrection."
Senator Hoar Takes No Notice of It.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. Senator Hoar
tonight declined to take any notice of
the statements attributed to Mr. Barrett,
ex-minister to Siam, In an address on the
Philippine question. The senator said that
General Otis' reports gave the fullest ac
count of the events that led to hostilities,
and that he expects, as he has already
given notice, to deal with the whole mat
ter in the senate.
How Our Exports Have Grown
, in Past Five Ycars.
NATIONS THAT BOUGHT OUR GOODS
United Kingdom by Far the Best
Customer, and Germany and
France Come Next.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 14. Frank H.
Hitchcock, chief of the foreign market
division of the agricultural department.
has prepared an interesting collation oC
figures showing for the first time the re
spective amounts of our agricultural ex
ports which go to the several countries
of Europe and of. the other continents.
The period cohered is 1S84 to 1S98. Tha
statement shows that the agricultural
products exported from the United States
In the five years had an average annual
value of $663.53S.201. Of these enormous
exports, about 60 per cent found a mar
ket fn the United Kingdom and its various
dependencies. The sum paid by the Brit
ish people for the American farm prod
ucts purchased during the period men
tioned reached as high as S403.953.3W a
year. Great Britain alone took mora than
one-half of all our agricultural exports,
the consignments credited to that country
forming about 55 per cent of the total
shipments and having an annual value of
Germany, which ranks next to tha
United Kingdom as a market for the
products of American agriculture, re
ceived about 16 per cent of the exports
for 1S94-98. the average yearly value
amounting to S6,3:o,254.
France, with purchases that averaged)
S43 98S.791 a yeat. or about 6.S per cent of
the total. wa the third country in im
portance. These three countries tha
United Kingdom. Germany and France
received together nearly 75 per cent o
the total agricultural exports.
After the three countries just men
tioned. The Netherlands. Belgium, Can
ada, Italy and Spain afforded the mest
important markets. The Netherlands
bought 4.3 per cent of the total; Belgium,
3.6 per cent; Canada, 3.5 per cent; Italy,
2.2 per cent; and Spain 1.5 par cent. Tho
average annual value of the exports to
these countries were:
Cuba ; 6,699.821,
British West Indiea. 5.241,657
British Africa 4.12,920
European Russia .... 4,080,23d
Hong Kong 3,555,588
Sweden and Norway 2.685. W
Haytl 2.281 D'fi
British Australasia 2.08030
Tho other countries to which the United
States sent agricultural prodi--"s during
1KH-98 having an average yearly value la
excess of $1 OCO COO were Austria-Hungary,
Venezue'a. British Gu'ar.a. Puerto Rico,
i it -w .. . --, j- -jl ttn tun
bled within tha five years.
The firures wshow that, with very few
exceptions, the leading. foreign countr'ca
materially increased their purchases of
American agricultural products during
1S04-9S. In the total value of the agri
cultural exports there wis an advance
from $6.633,707 In 13&J to 3868,507 942 in
189$. making a gain of $221871.135. Tha
countries that contributed most to this
Increase were the United Kingdom, Ger
many. France, Belgium. Canada. Tho
Netherlands. Japan. Italy. Denmark, and
British Africa. Our exports of farm,
products to the United Kingdom increased
$S2.5SS,?54 In the five years; to Germany
546.441.33S, and to France $33.415.2e8.
The summary brings out the fact that
about 8S per cent of all the farm prod
uce shipped from the United States In.
the five years mentioned was marketed
I in Europe, the arnual nveragre being 53SS.-
95S.S07. In 159s It reached as high 3 3761.
870 7S2, showing an increase of 5195 588.933
over the value for l&H. Of the remaining
12 per cent the largest share went toi
Canada, and other North American coun
tries averaged annually 54S.72I.25S. or
slightly more than 7 per cent of the total.
The records for the flvo years show only
a slight gain.
South America took only 1.72 per cent
of the total, the average yearly value be
ing S11.3S9.7S1, and the amount being less
In 1S98 than In 1S9-1. To Asia there was
a marked increase in the five years, tho
value advancing from $3,301,998 In 1894 to
?14,671,34! in 1898. These shipments formed
1.6 per cent of the total for the five years.
The shipments of agricultural produce to
Africa, although constituting less than 1
per cent of; the total, also showed a notice
able Increase. In 1S9S the value, amounted
to J9.795.598. as compared with only $1,716.
820 In- 1S94. Thia-was a gain of S8.07S.778.
To Oceanica theifa were agricultural ex
ports aggregating 33 394.S68 a year. Tho
value for 1S98 was $3,540. t&t, while that for
1!H was only $1 93 14S.
ARID STATES GOVERNORS.
They Cannot Get Together for Con.
CHICAGO. Jan. 14. The convention of,
governors of the arid states, which wa3
to consider the irrigation problem Janu
ary 17, has been postponed indefinitely.
Governor Richards, of Wyoming, who- ar
rived in the city tonight, declared he was
much disappointed by the action.
"There hae been some apathy shown by
the governors." he said, "and I am. dis
appointed because we could not meet and
take some action. Governor Thomas, of
Colorado, would have been at the conven
tion, but Governors Otero, of New Mexi
co, and Murphy, of Arizona, are busy
with matters of state4. The question of
statehood Is occupying their time.
"It is necessary that something should
be done for those great stretches of land,
but there will be considerable opposition
in congress to any appropriation asked by
the arid states. The farmers of Iowa.
Nebraska and other Western states, will
strongly oppose the expenditure of money
for a purpose. which .would create a new
competitor for them by growing more
wheat, mora corn and other cereals than
Is now raised by them. But we must do
something with our land. We have to pre
pare It years ahead before It can be made
to yield support for the men who intend
to settle upon It."
Will Demand an Advance.
INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 14. Nearly 500
delegates to the national convention of tha
United Mhieworkers of America have ar
rived for the opening tomorrow. The con
vention represents 100,000 workmen in 27
States. All of the delegations coma in
structed to demand an advance in tha
scale, but there is some difference, as to
how much will be in the demand.