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THE BUNDESRATH INCIDENT
Emperor "William Still Looks Upon It
as an Evidence of Bad Faith.
BERLIN, Jan. 15. Emperor William
still takes the deepest interest In the
Bundesrath incident, and holds frequent
conferences on the subject with the for
eign secretary. Count von Bulow. The
matter was under consideration today,
and the correspondent of the Associated
Press was informed after the conference
that the emperor is still furious about the
seizure, which he regards as particularly
ungraceful and uncalled for on the part
of Great Britain, inasmuch as he was led
to believe during his recent visit that
England would hereafter do everything in
her power to preserve amicable relations.
In view of all this, his majesty regards
the seizures of German vessels as "ap
parent bad faith on the part of Lord
French Gnns for the Boers.
LONDON, Jan. 16. The Dally Mail pub
ashes the following from a special corre
spondent at Le Creusot, France:
"After two days' inquiry, I do not hesi
tate to assert that the Schneider company
is not only working night and day In "the
manufacture of guns and ammunition for
the Boers, but that it has already packed,
ready for shipment to the Transvaal, six
heavy guns of large caliber. The work
men told me that ere long 30 additional
guns would be dispatched to the Boers."
Japanese "Will Train Chinese,
PEKING, Jan. 15. A significant sign of
the part Japan hopes to play in the fu
ture of China Is that the Japanese govern
ment has definitely ofTered to establish a
military academy at Peking to educate
Chinese under Japan officials. It is said
China Is favorably impressed toward this
The Grip in Spain.
BARCELONA. Jan. 15. An epidemic of
grip has seized the town and mortality
has increased. Half the population is
bedfast and In the stores and workshops
only one-fourth of the usual number of
employes are working.
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NEW YORK, Jan. 15. ThA ,., a
tic steamship lines have Increased their
passenger rates between New York and
Europe, owing to the heavy travel ex
pected to the Paris exposition. The Holland-American
line today specified a gen
eral 10 per cent Increase on its principal
steamers. The Atlantic Transport line in
its rate sheet for this year, announces an
intermediate season from the middle of
March to the middle of April, and for the
berths engaged for that period there is an
Increase of $15 each over the same time
,last year. At the Cunard offices it was
said that, while the rates for the sum
mer were not published, there would be
increases over the rates asked last year,
and the summer season would be extend
ed. The White Star has placed the rates
for the coming season exactly where they
were during the year 1S98, before the dis
agreement among the lines occurred. The
chief Increase in the Hamburg-American
steamers is in the deck staterooms, some
of which are raised $50 a room. The
North German Lloyd and American line
steamers nave Increased their rates
slightly, and the season Is a month longer
than last year, -when it extended from
May 1 to July IS. The French line has a
higher rate for saloon cabins than last
Crce Indians Quiet.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Jan. 15. Reports
have become current of excitement among
the Cree Indians over the Transvaal on
the alleged grounds that the grievances
of the Boers were similar to those which
provoked the rebellion of 1SS5 In the Cana
dian Northwest. Hon. Clifford Sifton,
minister of the interior, ordered an in
quiry, and the Indian agent at Edmon
ton reports .he has visited five of the re
serves, and found the Indians were even
ignorant of their being a war in South
Africa. He also met a reliable man, who
came from Lesser Slav Lake, whn pnvo
a flat contradiction to the report The
Indians were also quiet and contented.
ROUND THE BOER
Two British Columns Marching
to Relieve Ladysmith.
WITH COMMISSARIAT STORES
One totho East, the Other to the
West of the Main Dutch Position
Burghers Moving North.
LONDON, Jan. 16, 4 A. M. General Bul
lets latest authentic word as to what he
and his 30,000 men are doing was wired
from Springfield after his first forward
step. Striving to think out the unknown,
London Is confused by surmise and rumor
and disquieting suspense.
Spencer Wilkinson, the military expert
of the Morning Post, asserts that the Boer
force In Northern Natal Is larger than
General Buller's and Sir George White'o
together, so that the Boers are able to
leave a force around Ladysmith larger
than that within the, town', and yet to op
pose General Buller with a force superior
to his own.
The Standard gives prominence to the
following dispatch, dated January 13, from
"A man who has just arrived here from
Springfield says that a British column pro
ceeding to the relief of Ladysmith has
crossed the Little Tugela. When he left
it was facing the Boer position on the Big
Tugela, and a howitzer was shelling the
Boer trenches. He says also that 270 wag
ons laden with commissariat etorea for
Ladysmith had left Frere, and It was ex
peoted that the column would join hands
with General White Monday evening.
"The traction engines have been doing
excellent work in hauling heavy wagons
out of holes and swamps. This they ac
complish with the greatest ease.
"British patrols have discovered parties
of Boers in the direction of Ennersdale,
between Frere and Estcourt."
A dispatch from Cape Town, dated Sat
urday, January 13, says:
"There Is good reason to believe that
the statement that Sir Charles Warren,
with 11,000 men, has gone toward Weenan
is correct, and we may expect important
"Reports have been received here that
dysentery Is very rife In Ladysmith.
"Everything Is phenomenally quiet at
Reports from the Boer camps affirm
that the circle of Investment has been
drawn closer by the occupation of some
hills nearer the town, thus liberating re
inforcements to oppose General Buller.
The Daily News suggests that a multi
tude of the rumors that originate in South
Africa and London are given currency by
the English military authorities in order
to mislead the Boers.
The war pages of the great dallies this
morning aTe almost barren. Nevertheless,
the Instruments on the loops connecting.
the war office with the cables continue to
The4 yeomanry recruits are disturbed by
the fact that they are able ' to ger only ls
companies out of upward of "1000 applicants
In the metropolitan districts. All the
other applicants fall short of the require
ments. One thousand would be regarded
as a very small number, even were all
accepted. The provinces are doing better,
although to raise 10,000 appears far from
the easy matter it did a fortnight ago.
Among the minor perplexities of the war
office !s a-strlke among the military tailors,
which causes delay In uniforming the re
cruits. J. B. Robinson, the South African mill
ionaire, in a signed article In the Daily
News this morning, relates conversations
ho has had with Pres'dent Kruger, and
describes several interviews In which the
Jameson raid was talked over. On one of
these occasions President Kruger said:
"Do you mean to tell me that you do not
know that the men who organized and en
gineered the raid organized It for their own
benefit? They had decided how they
would divide the Transvaal, and how each
of the parties was to have a certain Inter
est In the country.
"Many reformers who were put in jail
were perfectly Innocent. They were Igno
rant of the schemes of the men in the
inner circle. There were only 12 men in
that inner circle, and they were to divide
the Transvaal among themselves.
"They and their companies found the
money for the raid. Do you think we are
so Innocent not to know that Rhodes,
metaphorically speaking, held a postol at
the heads of certain men in England and
said to them: 'If you do not support me,
I shall denounce you and your complicity
in the raid'?"
At this stage, according to Mr. Robinson,
President Kruger became more excited,
and shouted so loudly that people in the
street stopped to listen to the conversa
tion. Mr. Kruger then said:
"And now you are remonstrating with
me about arming. It Is true I am arming,
and it is because I see clearly that I must
defend my country."
To this Mr. Robinson replied: "The
British public is aroused. If any attempt
were made again to enter this country,
there would be a great outcry in England,
and the imperial authorities would take
steps to punish the organizers and to
prevent such freebooting expeditions."
President Kruger approached Mr. Rob
inson, placed a hand on his shoulder, made
a violent effort to suppress his excitement,
"You mean well, but I have lost all con
fidence. What has happened would take
place again, and I am determined to
guard against it."
Later Mr. Kruger said: "What is to
prevent Rhodes and his coadjutors again
engineering some diabolical attempt
against the Independence of my country? '
Mr. Robinson proposes to publish a book
giving "the true history of the Jameson
The Birmingham Mall, the organ of Jo
seph Chamberlain, says: "We understand
on the highest authority that if the gov
ernment is defeated in parliament on the
question of the war, the cabinet will Im
mediately appeal to the country, all the
ministers having decided to stand togeth
er, and not to permit any individual min
ister to be made a scapegoat."
BOERS TREKKING NORTHWARD.
Movements Followed the Attack on
LONDON, Jan. 15. The correspondent of
the Daily Telegraph at Pletermarltzburg,
telegraphing January 11, says:
"The gallantry of the Ladysmith garri
son last Saturday appears to have de
pressed, if not actually demoralized, the
Boers generally. It is expected they lost
at least two, If not three, killed as against
"Many Boers are believed to be trekking
northward. The magistrate at Nautu,
Zululand, telegraphs that scouts report
having seen many Boer families with
wagons proceeding north via Zululand,
while a European who formerly resided
at Dundee declares that after the repulse
at LadysmUh a number of Boer wagons,
loaded with dead and wounded, passed
through that mining township, and that
the Boers burned some of the public build
ings as they departed. Five days have
passed since then."
Orders All Burghers to the Front,
and Quotes the Scriptures.
LONDON, Jan. 16. A dispatch to the
Daily Mail, dated Saturday, January 13,
from Lorenzo Marques, says:
"President Kruger has Issued a procla
mation ordering all burghers to the front.
The Volks Stem, the Transvaal official or
gan, suggests that the moment the Brit
ish cross the border, the gold industry
should be irretrievably destroyed.
"President Kruger Issued a circular to
Boer commandants and burghers, urging
them to show more energy in the Trans
vaal cause. He quotes psalm xxill:7, as
God-given instructions to the burghers,
and says that the British have fixed their
faith in psalm lxxxlll. He also quotes
psalm lxxxlx:13-14, and asserts that he
has searched the Bible without being able
to find any other mode that can be fol
lowed by the Boers, who must fight 'In
the name of the Lord.'
"Commandeering is progressing busily
at Pretoria, where the town guard is ex
changing Mausers for Martinis, as the
former are badly needed at the front
"It is said that there are nearly 3000
British prisoners in Pretoria."
THE FORWARD MOVEMENT.
Indications That It Has Already Be
gun. LONDON, Jan. 15. Up to the present
the reported crossing of the Tugela river
by General Warren's division remains
but a rumor. Nevertheless, the whole
tenor of such news as has dribbled in
from South Africa during the last 48 hours
indicates that a combined forward move
ment of a comprehensive character is pro
ceeding. It is not necessary to believe the
unconfirmed stories of the Boers being in
full retreat from Colenso, because It has
been learned that a column is proceeding
via Weenan to Helpmaaker to cut off
their retreat, but at the same time, cred
ible information from many sources in
disputably point to momentous changes
in the disposition of the republican forces.
Advices from Pietermaritzburg, dated
January 13, state that since their defeat
January 6, the Boers have been removing
their guns from positions south of Lady
smith. The same dispatch confirms the
report that tho Thirteenth hussars reached
Grob5ler's kloof without meeting theBosrs.
As the trenches at Grobeler's kloof were
perhaps the strongest position held by the
burghers, their vacation has considerably
astonished the British. Merchants at Ple
termarltzburg have received messages
from Ladysmith saying: "Bring up jam,
etc.," indicating that the Ladysmith
agents anticipated the Immediate opening
of communication, while Ladysmith also
heliographed the belief prevalent there,
January 13, that the Boers were moving
and concentrating their forces elsewhere.
As corroborative of British activity in
the direction of the relief of Ladysmith,
a dispatch has been received in London
from Buller to the effect that he expect
ed all dispositions for a synchronous
movement of the various columns against
the besieged garrison would be completed
this morning. Under these circumstances
it is considered quite probable"" the" ad-Te folor 31 das on Journey and the , application for the writ of habeas cor
vance'WtHe beleaguered townhoscom- LLMBotll"?;6s!?s'J5fOU8Vfc"a.Jn,,Jer pusTwhTch was grantedfoday.
menced, and that fighting is progressing,
Optimists go so far as to say that It is
expected Ladysmith will be relieved to
night, if all goes well.
Military men are divided In opinion as
to whether Buller is at Springfield or per
sonally directing the flank movement from
Weenen Officials are now Inclined to
credit the report that the British have
crossed the Tugela river in that direction,
although there Is no confirmation of the
report, and altogether there Is a more
hopeful feeling in official circles. There
Is little news of importance from else
where. French's forces have succeeded In drag
ging a 15-poundor to the summit of steep,
rocky Coleskop, a thousand feet above
the surrounding plain, and they success
fully routed a Boer camp three miles
away from Stormberg.
An interesting item of news is that 300
Boers, escorting a party of reapers, have
successfully gathered all the crops within
two miles of the colonial camp at Bird
river, the British force being too weak
A dispatch from Pretoria says the fed
eral forces recommenced the bombard
ment of Mafeking during the morning of
Major-General John Frederick Garring
ton, a well-known South African officer,
until now commander of the Belfast
guards, has been ordered to South Af
rica. A telegram from Newport, Wales, says:
"Rutherford Harris, formerly resident
director in South Africa of the British
South African Company, has received a
cablegram to the effect that Buller has
suffered another reverse."
The war office has no information to
enable it to confirm or deny the dispatch
said to have been received by Rutherford
Harris. Later Mr. Harris denied having
received the telegram.
It is said dispatches have been received
from Colesburg, dated Friday, January
12, saying Colonel Porter, with the mount
ed New Zealanders and the New South
Wales lancers, were worrying the Boers
from kopje to kopje by plucky, hazardous
moves. The colonials, It is added, were
completely nonplussing the burghers.
A party of Remington scouts, eluding
the Boer pickets, entered Norvalspont and
secured valuable information.
Boer Reports From Ladysmith.
BOER HEADQUARTERS, outside La
dysmith, Tuesday, Jan. 9. The Boers oc
cupying the southern edges of Bester's
kopje were driven out by the British Sat
urday. Commandant Nel, on the west
of the town, and the Pretoria commando,
on the north, have taken the kopje3 com
manding Caesar's camp, from which they
maintain a continuous sniping of the Brit
ish. The Pretoria commando lost six men
killed and six wounded in attempting to
storm the fort.
Lord Roberts' Dispatch.
LONDON, Jan. 16 The war office has
published this dispatch from Lord Rob
erts, dated Cape Town, January 15, 6:20
"French reports that a reconnolssance
yesterday (Sunday) shelled the Colesburg
road bridge. No casualties. Returned to
day. Methuen and Gatacre report no
British Invade the Free State.
ORANGE RIVER, Friday, Jan. 12.
General Wood, for the first time in the
campaign, has established a post in the
enemy's country. With a force of all
arms he took up a position January 6 at
Zeut Pan's drift, on the north side of
Orange river, in the Free State.
'Foreign Attaches Join Roberts.
DURBAN, Jan. 14. All foreign military
attaches arrived here this morning. They
will proceed Monday to Cape Town, where
they will join Lord Roberts.
General Grcely Is Better.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. The condition
of General Greely is much improved.
Genera! Bates' Command
Clearing Southern Luzon.
OPERATING IN SMALL COLUMNS
Forcing the Enemy Into the Cnma
rincs Peninsula Spanish Prison
ers Liberated Otis' Report.
MANILA, Jan. 15, 4:45 P. M Part of
General John C. Bates' troops are operat
ing about Lake Taal. Tho insurgents
continue to retreat south.
Colonel Hayes, with the Fourth cavalry,
Is supposed to have reached Llpa, where
many Spanish prisoners are heldr
Colonel Anderson, with the Thirty
eighth infantry, took Talisay, on the nortn
shore of the lake, with but little oppo
sition. Major Cheatham, with a battalion
of the Thirty-seventh, on his way to San
Pablo, dispersed 400 insurgents, whom the
cavalry are pursuing toward Alamlnos.
A troop of the Third cavalry lost two
men killed and three wounded In an en
counter with the insurgents near San
Fernando de la Union, January 12.
IN NORTH AND SOUTH LUZON.
General Oils' Report of the Cam
paign. WASHINGTON, Jan 15. The war de
partment today received the following re
port from General Otis:
"Manila Bolomen and armed insur
gents from the Zambales mountain at
tacked two companies of the Twenty-fifth
Infantry, O'Neill commanding, at Iba,
January 6. The rebels were driven ana
pursued with loss to them of 50 men; no
casualties among Americans.
"Schwan's troops were east and south of
Santo Tomas, Batangas, yestercay.
Cheatham's battalion of the Thirty-seventh
Infantry struck the enemy east or
Santo Tomas, on San Pablo road; the en
emy left five dead on the field. Cavalry
pursued the force eastward, but there is
no report of the result. Cheatham's casu
alties, one wounded.
"Anderson, of the Thirty-eighth, en
route to Lipa, struck the insurgents a few
miles south of Santo Tomas, and drove
them through Lipa to Rosarlo. The ene
my's loss was 20 dead and wounded, 60
Spanish prisoners and $20,000. Schwan
has liberated about 200 Spanish prisoners,
and they are now en route to Manila. An
derson's casualties yesterday, one man
killed, two wounded.
"Wheaton's force is actively operating
in Western Cavite and Batangas prov
inces. All the important towns are held,
and constantly patrolled. A great many
Filipinos returning to their homes are be
lieved to be Insurgent deserters."
Two Transports Return.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15. Two United
States transports, the Olympla and Penn
sylvania, arrived here today from Manila.
nel Vlele, Fourth cavalry, who Is to. be
retired a brigadier-general. He was forced
to return to this country, owing to ill
health. A number of men from United
States war vessels returned on the
NAVAL PRIZE CASES.
Attorney-General' Answer to
miral Dewey's Clnlm.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. Attorney-General
Griggs has filed answer In the su
preme court of the District of Columbia
in the proceedings for prize money for
captures at Manila bay by Admiral Dewey.
The attorney-general asks that the cause
be referred to a commission. The attorney-general
concedes that a state of war
existed, but denies that the squadron un
der Dewey's command captured the Span
ish cruisers Isla de Cuba, Isla de Luzon
and Don Juan de Austria. These vessels,
he says, were sunk during the engage
ment. He asks for. fuller Information in
regard to tho other points, and says, al
though captures of property were made,
such capture does not authorize its con
demnation as a prize to Dewey and his
men. The attorney-general has also filed
a similar answer in the case of Admiral
Sampson and the destruction of Cervera's
fleet. SAMPSON'S PRIZE CASES.
Attorney-General's Answer to the
NEW YORK, Jan. 15.-A special to the
Herald from Washington says:
"And the attorney-general avers that
all the herein above named vessels of the
king of Spain were sunk or destroyed on
or about July 3, 1S9S, by the llbellant
(Rear-Admiral Sampson) and the vessels
under his command."
This Is an extract from the answer just
filed by Attorney-General Griggs to the
libel filed In the supreme court of the
District of Columbia by Rear-Admiral
Sampson in his own behalf and also in
behalf of the officers and enlisted force
of the North Atlantic station who took
part in the Santiago naval engagement
against the Infanta Maria Teresa, and
miscellaneous stores and supplies captured
upon her and other Spanish war vessels.
It forecasts the purpose of the department
of justice to support the contention that
the armored cruiser New York actually
participated in the battle with Cervera's
ileet and that her addition to the farce
made it superior to the Spanish squadron.
Should It be decided by the court of
claims that the American force at San
tiago was the equal or superior to the
command of Admiral Cervera, the Ameri
can officers and men will be entitled to
bounty amounting to $100 for each officer
and man on board the Spanish fleet. If
the American force was Inferior to the
Spanish squadron, then a bounty of ?200
for each officer and man on the destroyed
vessels will be allowed.
Under the terms of the law regarding
prizes, "the net proceeds of all property
condemned as prize shall, when the prize
was of superior or equal force to the
vessel or vessels -making the capture, be
decreed to the captors, and when of In
ferior force, one-half shall be decreed to
the United States, and the other half
to the captors." It is expected that the
court of claims and the district supreme
court will determine the question of
whether the New York took part In the
battle, and by Its decision an end will be
put to the controversy which has been
agitating the navy and country since the
According to the brief submitted by the
attorneys for the llbellants, Admiral
Sampson "Is Informed and believes that
the said naval force of the king of Spain,
supported as aforesaid (by the Spanish
land batteries) was of force equal or su
perior to that of the said vessels of the
United States navy." The libellant's brief
further asserts that the New York was
included in the fleet. While the attorney-
general In his report makes no statement
relative to the American force actually J
engaged In the battle with Cervera's fleet,
he denies that "the said naval force of
the king of Spain, supported by any land
batteries, to, the Are of which the said
vessels of the United States navy were
exposed during the said engagement, was
of force equal or superior to that of the
said vessels of the United States navy."
The attorney further asserts that
all of the Spanish vessels were sunk
or destroyed, "so that neither of the said
vessels of the said king of Spain, nor
any naval stores, supplies or other prop
erty upon the same could become the sub
ject of condemnation of prize to the 11
bellant and the officers and crews of the
vessels under his command."
After tho destruction of the Spanish
vessels, the United States, at its own ex
pense, raised the Infanta Maria Teresa,
and the property taken from other ves
sels. The property or the proceeds from
Its sale, he declares, is now in the pos
session of the government, and for that
reason no part of it has been or can be
sent in for adjudication to any court. He
therefore prays that the libel be dismissed.
Assistant Paymasters Appointed.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. The following
persons have been appointed assistant
paymasters in the navy: J. B. Robnett,
of Texas; Stewart Rhodes, of California;
George W. Pigman, son of Captain Pig
man, of the navy; Perry D. Kennard, of
UNITED MINE WORKERS.
National Convention in Session in In
dianapolis. INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 15. A close ap
proximate of the credentials committee
showed that at least IS states were rep
resented in the national convention of the
United Mine Workers of America, when
that body convened here today. John
Blue, president of the Indianapolis Cen
tral Labor Bureau, welcomed 'the dele
gates to the city. P. J. Keenan, chair
man of the credentials committee, report
ed that It would not be ready to report
until tomorrow. The committee unani
mously invited Samuel Gompers, presi
dent of the American Federation of La
bor, to make an address. Gompers spoke
at 2 o'clock.
Application for a Writ of Habeas
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 15. Judge Amos Thay
er, of the United States circuit court, to
day, at Topeka, granted the application
for a writ of habeas corpus and ordered
the release of John P. Reese, a member of
the executive board of the American Mine
Workers of America, who was arrested at
Fort Scott, Kan., charged with violating
'an injunction of the district court of Kan
sas. Last October, when a strike was in prog
ress In the mines of the Western Coal
Company, of Missouri. In Kansas, a suit
was brought enjoining any one from in
terfering with the men at work therein.
John P. Reese went to the scene of the
strike from his home In Iowa, and was
arrested for addressing a body of miners.
He was convicted of contempt of court
and committed to jail. He then made
I Judge Thayer rules that while a court
may punish for any act that might be
construed as an obstruction to the execu
tion of the laws, It has no right to Impose
a penalty where Independent or Individual
rights are involved. It was contended by
the counsel for the defense that as the
Injunction did not Include any save those
who were citizens of Kansas, he could
not be held amenable to it. It was chiefly
on this pointof nonjurisdiction that the
case was submitted.
GREAT NORTHERN MEN VOTE.
On the Question of Rejecting; the
MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 15. A poll of the
entire Groat Northern system on the ques
tion whether the trainmen should reject
the company's schedule was taken yester
day. Leaders are confident it will be prac
tically unanimous in favor of rejection. It
was taken at the request of the com
pany's officials, who professed to believe
that the sentiment of the trainmen was
not behind their grievance committee. The
men do not want to strike, but prefer that
than to recede from the position thev
One of the leaders said there was no
doubt about the co-operation of the firemen
and the engineers if It Is necessary. They
think President Hill has been misled by
subordinate officials Into a false position.
They profess good will toward the man
agement. Serious Strike Threatened.
MINOT, N. D., Jan. 15. A strike of se
rious proportions Is threatened by the
freight train operatives of the Great
Northern. Last night at an informal meet
ing of train men held here it was decided to
go out Wednesday unless modification of
the rules to compel freight crews to do
switching at terminal points i3 granted.
In case the men go out, the entire system
will be affected.
PLAGUE AT HONOLULU.
Twenty-Two Cases Up to Hate,
HONOLULU, Jan. 8, via San FrancJsco,
Jan. 15. Since the 1st Inst, nine cases
of plague have developed, making 22 cases
to date. The board of health has adopted
heroic measures, and it is believed the
work now in progress will stamp out the
scourge in a short time. Thus far but one
European has been attacked. This case
was that of Ethel Johnson, a Norwegian
girl, aged 14 years. The other 21 cases are
divided as follows: Chinese, 15; Japa
nese, 2; Hawaiian, 3; South Sea Islander, 1.
The 3d Inst, the board of health declared
the entire judicial district of Honolulu
under quarantine. The council of state
has appropriated $273,000 for which to right
the plague and place the city in a proper
The bubonic plague appears to be spread
ing In Japan. Even mall cannot come
from there while the present rules are en
forced, and the Island steamship compan
ies will suffer heavily. The steamer Ke
Au Hou arrived this morning from the
Island without having been able to ap
proach any wharf. There were deputy
sheriffs with shotguns at every landing
place, and they shouted the order to keep
away. The result was that the steamer
returned to Honolulu absolutely empty.
Leung Chi Tso, the Chinese reformer,
is now In Honolulu. The Chinese consul
has written to the government protesting
against Leung being allowed remain
To Ostrnclze Trust JUagnaies.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 15.-Colonel W. J. Bry
an and President Arthur T. Hadley, of
Yale, were Interviewed today In regard
to the latter's proposal to ostracize trust
magnates. Both are agreed on the idea,
that social recognition should be denied to
any man engaged In a trust or other busi
ness enterprise inimical to the pubic
welfare, and that the public mind should
be educated to see the evils that exist in I
the trust system.
Democrats Again Trying to Full
CAN LEAD THEM ONLY TO DEFEAT
Fault Is Found With His Adhesion
to the Chicago Platform and His
Peculiar Expansion Views.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15, Another effort
Is being made to get Bryan to withdraw
from the presidential canvass in the hope
that the democrats may have some- alight
chance of winning before the people tola
year. It is now known that a great many
democratic leaders have addressed letters
to Bryan or to close friends of the Ne
braska man, suggesting that In view of
the fact that silver cannot win la the com
ing campaign, it might be well for the
Nebraska man to get out of the way and
allow some conservative man to be nomi
nated. Fault is found not only with
Bryan and his persistent adhesion to the
Chicago platform, but also with the pe
culiar position he has taken In regard to
expansion. Having advised the ratifica
tion of the treaty against the protests of
the leading democrats of the senate, ha
Is now taking a position against expan
sion, and has gone so far in that direc
tion that he has offended many demo
crats of the South, while his former atti
tude In support of the treaty offended the
extremists in the other direction.
It Is not believed by the leading' demo
crats here that any advice that may be
given Bryan on this subject will have the
least effect, as they feel sure that he Is
determined to lead the democracy, whleh-,
with him at its head, will be defeated
worse than any party since Greeley's
Civil Code for Alaska.
Members of the committee on territories
of both houses have announced a determi
nation to pass a complete civil code for .
Alaska at this session of congress. At
present, the senate committee is consider
ing a bill simply for Increasing the num
ber of judges and making three judicial
districts. This bill will not only be to
the great benefit of the territory, but un
der its provisions it Is also believed by
a number of senators that they will have
their candidates for Judge appointed. It
is intended to attach the civil eode pro
posed in the last congress to the judicial
bill and force the whole measure through
before the session closes.
There are at least a dozen Alaska men
now in Washington urging this leffisla-
tlon and a territorial form of government
-which will allow a delegate reoresentation
on the floor of the house. This latter
legislation is not meeting very much fa
vor. Snlcm Public Building:.
Representative Tongue today called on
the attorney-general to hasten action look
ing toward the construction of Salem a
l postoffioe- bulldlng-ajathorlaed fcy tb last
congress, ae learned that title to the
site has been approved and that payment
will be made In a few days. The super
vising architect is about to prepare plana
for the new building, and Mr. Tongue la
using his best efforts to have provision
made In the specifications for Oregon ma
terial, brick or stone. This matter hai
not yet been fully determined on. but it
Is expected local bidders will to given tha
Answers to the Antis.
The friends of a rational Philippine
policy are beginning to have something
to say in reply to the carping criticisms
that have been made by Pettigrew and
Hoar upon the "fake" resolutions of in
quiry that have been pending m the sen
ate. Wolcott's lashing of Pettigrew te
but the beginning. There are other re
puClcan senators who aleo intend to have
something to say on this line ami to score
the antl-expanslonlsts who are so severely
critical of the policy that is popular with
at least three-fourths of the American
Senator Hoar is now preparing a huge
philippic against the expansion idea, but
a number of senators are also preparing
to answer him. Hoar and Pettigrew sim
ply scold, while Mason plays the buffoon.
This Is all the opposition that has segfar
developed to the policy of expansion.
Memorials From Washington.
Tho Washington delegation today pre
sented various memorials and resolutions
adopted by the Washington legislature in
the last session, including Columbia river
improvements, Alaska boundary, election
of United States senators by direct vote
of the people, the upbuilding of American
shipping, and the protection of settlers
against lieu land scrip filings by tha
Northern Pacific railroad.
Congressman Caahman Better.
Congressman Cushman was in the houea
today for the first time since his physi
cian reported him developing searlet fe
ver symptoms. He Is very weak.
Introduced by Foster.
Senator Foster Introduced bills today
appropriating $150,000 for an army post
near Tacoma, to be located on W acres
donated by the citizens or on Point De
fiance military reservation. Also, appro
priating $1000 for a memorial tablet at
the naval academy In memory of Ensign
Monaghan, late of Spokane, who lost his
life while endeavoring to save his com
panions. Destruction "Wrought by Surf.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. For the last week
heavy seas have been rolling in from the
ocean along the. shores of Jtockaway
beach and Jamaica bay. Great inroads
have been made Into the beach at Arverne
and Edgemere. A wide channel has been
cut into the beach, opening up the old
Inlet at Edgemere. At this place the water
has almost reached the railroad tracks,
and it is feared the big summer hotel may
At Arverne the seas are encroaching
upon the broad walk, an& at Seaside the
foundations of a big dancjng pavilion are
so undermined that the building threatens
WASHINGTON. Jan. 15. The president
today sent to the senate the following
Treasury Charles Sherman, of Califor
nia, to be assayer of the mint at San
Interior Peter F. Barclay, to be re
ceiver of public moneys at Del Norte,
Colo.; Ell L. Warner, of St. Paul. Minn.,
to be surveyor-general of Minnesota.
Also a number of nominations tor ap
pointment and promotion m the regular
and volunteer army.
Servian Ministry Resigns.
VIENNA, Jan. 35. The Noue Frele
Presse says the Servian ministry has re
signed, owing to King Alexander insist
ing on granting amnesty to all the polit
ical prisoners convicted of high treason
against his father. King Milan. I au
thoritative quarters la Vienna, however,
the report is denied.