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Eepoit a Splendid Victory Over a Bond of
lion- ( lie Culinnn Destroy Military
Train * with Dynnmlte Sccne ot
n Dlntron * Explonloii on
the WcMerit llnllrond.
{ Copyright , \KA , by Tint rubllibhur Company. )
HAVANA , Cuba , Nov. 20. ( New York
"World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Cap
tain Benlto Carrcraa of Saugua Lagrande ,
known for activity displayed while formerly
commanding Spanish volunteers In the dis
trict , Is again In the field as chief ot the
local guerrilla force , recently organized.
The official report of the fight near Damas ,
In Santa Clara province , aya the Insurgent
chief , Sanchez Serafin , was killed and that
Pancho Carrlllo was wounded.
A correspondent for the World wires from
Santa Clara that General Lopez Aracr found
the rebels under Sanchez , ,000 strong , mov
ing westward , and fired upon them while
they were attempting to ford the Zaza river ,
Amcr's troops were strongly entrenched on
the opposite bank. The Cubans are said to
tavo been driven back In confusion , and fur
ther efforts to crojw were frustrated. Some
Insurgents were drowned , and It Is asserted
that many dead and wounded were carried
down the. stream. The rebel loss Is esti
mated at seventy. The SpanUh lost one
lieutenant killed , twn lieutenants and twenty
privates wounded. Tills engagement Is con-
' fcercd Important as tending to temporarily
coeck the advance of Insurgent reinforce
ments westward.
A correspondent for the World , after a
persona ] visit to the scene of the wreck ,
telegraphs from Artcmlsa further details of
the dynamite explosion on the Western rail
road Wednesday night , reported hero yes
terday. The rebels exploded three bombs
under a government troop train at a point
between Brava and Candclarla. A fourth
was hurled , but It failed to explode. The
engine was ditched , and the engineer and
fireman were seriously burned. An Ironclad -
clad containing military forces from As-
turia'o battalion was overturned. Two sol
diers were killed and six seriously Injured.
The coaches following were more or less
shattered. Several passengers were badly
bruised. The detonations were liranl
plainly at Artlmesa. The Iron plates of the
armor car were torn off.
InNitrRent * IIloiv t-'iv n Trnln Jnt
After He I.enve * It.
HAVANA , Nov. 20. A railroad train was
blown up yesterday between Punta Brava
and Candclarla , In Plnar del Hto. Captain
General Wcyler was at Candclarla for a
ehort time yesterday and It Is believed the
authors of the explosion supposed him to bo
on the train , but he had left Candclarla
several hours before the explosion.
Immediately upon the explosion ot the
bombs which caused the wreck , there were
ccveral discharges of rifle shots. The
engineer , fireman , and conductor of the
train , six soldiers and several passengers
were wounded. The news of the explosion
caused considerable excitement in Havana ,
. as It was known that Captain General
„ " 'iarler. was : In that neighborhood and : the
11 road line was being used for the trans-
. .brtatlon of troops.
Major Sandoval , who waa earning mall
from Havana for Captain General Weyler.
has arrived safely at Candclarla , In spite of
the interruption of communication.
The coasting steamer , Triton , arrived here
today from Plnar del Hto with 1C ? sick sol
diers and two insurgent prisoners. Owing
to the precautions taken by the government
no definite news could be obtained from
this source , and the officials at headquarters
i say they have no news at present which can
v bo given out concerning Weyler's move-
* vlhcnts , although it is intimated there Is
cot much change In the situation.
Generals Armlnln and Amor overtook on
Wednesday last the forces of Serafln Sinchez
and Carrlllo La Hosa , numbering , they say ,
2,000 men. The Insurgents , it appears from
tha official report , were defending a pass of
the river Zazz. province of Santa Clara ,
' near Damus. The enemy. It Is added , oc-
V cupled good positions , but after two hours'
" lighting the Spanish troops succeeded In
forcing the pass and camped In the Insur
gents' camp. A squadron and company of
the Leon battalion afterward penetrated
into < ho Insurgent camp , dispersing them
with heavy loss. The exact number of the
enemy killed Is not known. It Is stated
sixty bodies are known to have been buried.
The government forces lost a lieutenant of
cavalry killed and bad two officers and
twenty soldiers wounded.
Tbo Sabyer guerrillas and a local com
pany have surprised an insurgent camp at
Esmcralda , province of Matanzas. The
enemy left cloven killed and the troops de
stroyed the encampment , capturing a quan
tity of arms and : ammunition , and wounded
a majon of the insurgents named Arguellcs.
The Insurgent leader , Nicolas Suarez , kid
naped a boy named Qnlntln Terre , aged K
and threatened that if his father did not
redeem him he would bang the boy. Tie
governor arrested the wife , sister , and niece
of Suarez and thus succeeded In securing
the liberation ot the boy. The Insurgents
have hanged Fusblo Dlanco for carrying
provisions to Matanzan.
An editorial In I .a Lucha makes a com
parison between this island and Spain and
remits Spain's sacrifice for the Island , add
ing the Island has failed to respond to the
proposal to take a tbare of the national
loan. The Island , this newspaper eaju.
trust contribute to the war expenzes by
tubecrlbiug to the patriotic donation which
lu/f / been opened and thus make manifest Iti
oft-repeated willingness to give life and
fortune for th * cause. In consideration of
Spain's efforts to save the national honor
and the Island's fortune * , cays La Lucha ,
they are under obligations to show their
gratitude to the nation.
Later official reports of the engagement
near Damas say that General Lopes , the
chief authority In the district of Saiictu
Ksplrltus , has killed the insurgent gen
eral Scrafln Sanchez and Captain Mais and
has wounded the Insurgent leader I'ancho
Carrlllo. Tbo Insurgents suffered a loss of
over 100 in the engagement.
LONDON. Nov. 51. A Standard dispatch
from Madrid says the rumor that Captain
General Wcyler IB retiring from Plnar del
] Uo to Havana has created an unfavorable
Impression there , though there Is no official
conflrmallon. Military authorities suppose
General Weyler has found his forces In
sufficient to effect a check on Maceo.
- VotitiBT Soldier * nf Delnrrnrc Take
Part In n Illotou * AITalr.
NEWCASTLE Del. , Nov. 20. The anil-
Spanish feeling here culminated In an ex
citing episode , participated In by etate
troops , which may lead to the court-martial
P ing of several members. Last night com
pany II ot tbe Delaware National guard ]
cave a reception In tbe armory , an event
. - snlch was much enjoyed. Just before thff
gathering dispersed , shortly after midnight ,
como one placed in front of the armory a
Spanish flag. The young soldiers came. out.
caught sight of the emblem and a rush was
made for it. It was lorn from the staff ,
trampled under fet and furnished the basli
for several fiery epevche-a. Finally It wai
carried to thp middle of the street , a bon
fire was built and the obnoxious Hag burned
amid tbo chrcra of the crowd. At this time
Captain Rogers OUpmc-d the crowd. The
event U much deplored by tbu hObcr-mliiJtd
German Finance * Shorrn to lie In n
SallftfncforCondition. .
BERLIN. Nov. 20. The Prussian Diet was
opened todiy , the speech from the throne
was read by Imperial Chancellor Prince
Hohenloho and referred to the favorable con
dition of the finances , the budgets ot 1S95-C
and 169C-T shewing considerable surpluses ,
while the estimates for 1S97-8 did not show
a deficit. Continuing , the- speech read :
"Although the continuance ot euch a situa
tion for any length of time IA uncertain , It
Is found practicable to raise the salaries oi
the middle grade and superior state offi-
dale , as well as the salaries of the- teachers
of the middle schools and universities , and
to Increase U.o grants for widows and
orphans. "
The speech further announces bills for
raising the salaries ot elementary school
teachenr and for rearranging the emolu
ments of judges. Measures will also be sub
mitted for reducing the Interest of the 4
per cent losns , Introducing a system of
obligatory redemption of the debt and for
establishing an equalization fund for cover
ing deficits ; providing for the construction
of railroads and the purchase ot the
Hcsslssche-Ludwlga railway by the stale ;
amending the law ot public association , and
adopting measures In favor of Prussian agri
AnthnxMndnr llnyuril Predict * Com
plete Harmony In it Short Time.
LONDON. Nov. 20. The United States
ambasiador , Mr. Bayard , gave the priz a
at the Mechanics' Institute at Burnley tonight
nightMrs. . Bayard was also present. After
remarking that there was no just and rea
sonable cause of difference between Great
Britain and the United States , and dwelling
upon the affinity of the two nations , Mr.
Bayard spoke of undivided efforts , pointing
out Benjamin Franklin as an example. He
believed , he said , that when he returned to
the United States there would not be a
capful of wind In the political sky to dis
turb the friendly relations of Americans and
The first editorial In the Dally News this
morning is devoted to a long eulogy
of United States Ambassador Bayard.
ActliiK Prcldent Peren Oppoxrn Fur
ther lKtie * of Curriie > - .
LONDON , Nov. 20. According to a Rio
do Janeiro dispatch to the Times , there Is
a slight Improvement In the situation there
on the. government deciding upon rigid
economy in all departments. Vice President
Manuel Victoria Pcrea , who has taken the
duties of president In the Illness ot PreslJent
Barrios , proposed to take over the bank
Issues , to lease the government railways ,
to collect the Import duties In gold ami to
redeem the paper money with the budget
surplus thus obtained. No proposal hr.s yet
been made to reduce the army expenses.
It Is reported the vice president opppose *
further Issues of the currency.
Should Drink In Their Own Menu
LONDON. Nov. 20. A Berlin dispatch to
the Dally Mall says that , according to the
Tageblatt , Emperor William , while recently
speaking to an officers' gathering , advised
them to do their drinking In their own
mess rooms and not to venture Into public
places at the risk of rows when they wcra
tipsy. But if they were attacked , they
should not hesitate to use their arms.
'This statement , " eaya the Mall dispatch ,
"increases Indignation and the radical mem
bers of tbe Kelchslas , pronounce it , an In-
Popular IniiireHNlon that Public
Fund * Are Heine Squandered.
( Copyright , 1SS5 , by Pre Publishing Company. )
KINGSTON , Jamaica , Nov. 20. ( New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram. )
Grave fears of a revolt are entertained in
Hayti. according to advices just received.
The popular Impression , widespread In thei
black republic , Is that there have been heavy
frauds in the ministry of finance , and it Is
suspected that the president , General T.
Simon Sam , la suppressing the facts.
Vlxtllni ; Doctor * In Mexico.
CITY OF MEXICO , Nov. 20. The session
of the Panamerican congress having come
to an end , the delegates today went out on
a special train as guests of the city to
view the great drainage works In the valley
of Mexico. They were greatly Impressed
with the magnitude ot the undertaking and
were enthusiastic as to the manner In which
they were entertained on their trip. To
morrow morning many of the delegates
nill return to the United States , but those
who have decided to prolong their stay will
be taken on an excursion to view the Toltec
remains at San Juan Tlcthluocan , or to tbe
great mining camp at Pachlca. Tonight
a great reception was given In their honor
by the Jockey club , the most aristocratic
club in Mexico.
Ceindltlon of Affair * In Armenia.
LONDON , Nov. 20. A Dally News dis
patch from Paris contains an interview
with Mr. Mlle A. Jewett , United States
consul at Siva : . Turkey , who Is on bis way
to New Ycrk. Mr. Jewett eeemed to think ,
says this dispatch , that M , Hanotaux , the
French minister of foreign affairs , was too
confident of the sultan's sincerity In his
promises to accord reforms. Mr. Jewett
attaches a great deal ot Importance to the
young TurkUh agitation In Turkey. He will
return to Armenia In February.
( rent llrltalu Preparing Another lllufl
LONDON , Nov. 20. According to a Dally
News dispatch from Berlin , a Pretoria dis
patch to tbe Neusto Nachrlchten says It is
rumored that the increase of the British
squadron in East Africa is connected with a
projected naval demonstration In Delagoa
bay directly there Is a decision to arbitrate
the subject ot the Delagoa railway.
Dr. Jamioii SorluUKly III.
LONDON. Nov. 20. Dr. Jameson , the
leader of the raid Into the Transvaal , under
went an operation In Holloway jail last
evening , and at one time during the night
Ms condition was grave. Efforts to secure
bis pardon and that cf his fellow prisoners
btve been renewed.
Edtvnrd Ivory Committed far Trlnl.
LONDON. Nov. 20. At Bow street police
court today Edward J. Ivory , alias Edward
Bell , the alleged Irish-American dynamiter
of New York City , charged with conspiring
to cause explosions , was formally committed
for trial at the next session of the central
criminal court.
Member of Parliament Hc Igii .
DUNDEE. Scotland , NOT , 20. The Dundee
Courier announces that Jamee Mr.rtin , a
member of Parliament for Forfarshlro nnd
nitmbcr of the firm of J. F. White of New
York , has aj piled for the Chlltcrn Hun
dreds , which U equivalent to resigning.
Himklnii Troop * for Akin .Minor.
LONDON. Nov. JL The Dally Mall's Dcr-
lin correspondent reports that Ruisla Is
mobilizing the Caucarus army with the In
tention of Invading Asia Minor on the -.ire-
text that brigandage malcs : the occujctica
ot the country a ceccftlty.
Pledge Xot tu Subldlxe Xevfupnper * .
PARIS , Nov. 20. In the Chamber of Depu.
ties toJay the Interior budget with tbe se
cret lervlce appropriation was adopted by a
vote of 2M > to 99. alter the government bad
cngiged not to employ the funds to sub-
ildlie newspapers.
Three Xetv Urnxllluit Mlulklrri.
IUO DE JANEIRO , Nor. 20. Bernardino
Campos has been appointed minister of
finance. Eenor Barbadosa minister of marine
and S nor Martlnho uilnUter ot induitry.
Manitota School Question EoUled by a
IlellKlnn * Tenclilng to lie Allowed
Where the Parent * Wish It Hn.
I.niiKUKKC to He Taught
with the French.
OTTAWA , Ont. . Nov. 20. The Manitoba
school question , which has more than once
threatened a disruption of the Canadian
federation , has been settled on terms which
It Is believed , will be sufficiently satisfactory
to both sides to put an end to the contro
Following are the main features ot the
terms ot cettlemcnt , which have been ac
cepted by the Manitoba government and will
bo embodied shortly In an act of the legIslature -
Islature of the province , viz :
Religious teaching Is to ba conducted Ir
the public schools (1) ( ) If authorized by a resolution
elution passed by a majority ot school
trustees , or (2) ( ) If a petition be presented
to the board of school trustees asking foi
religious teaching and signed by the parents
or guardians of at least : en children at
tending the school In a rural district or bj
the parents or guardians of at least twenty-
flvo children attending such schools In i
city , town or village.
School work of a purely secular charactei
will occupy the whole ot the school da )
except the last half hour , whea the represent ,
atlve ot any religious denomination will be
allowed to come In and Instruct the children
belonging to bis denomination , provided the
parents are willing to have them remain.
In cases where the people decide not to have
this religious Instruction , the regular school
work will go on until the close ot the
school hours.
The proviso that Is intended to make the
schools acceptable to the minority Is thai
districts having an average attendance ol
twenty-five Roman Catholic school children
shall be entitled to have a teacher of their
own denomination who must be fully quali
fied according to provincial national school
standards. In districts where the children
speak French wholly , they are to have a
teacher speaking both English and French ,
EO they will learn English as rapidly as
possibly. The readers used in such schools
will be bilingual , eo the children will grow
up from first accustomed to English.
General Weyler Prohibit * the Sending
of Cable Mcnxncre * .
HAVANA. Nov. 19. Via Key West , Nov.
20. ) The press censor has refused to allow
any messages to be sent by wire from this
city , and unless he relents , all nevs must
go via Key West hereafter.
That General Weyler has been asked to
resign because of an open rupture with the
home government is a positive fact. It is
thought that General Pandro will succeed
him. Weyler has sent word to the .palace
that he will return at once.
Don CnrliiN Dlo vii * llln Daughter.
PARIS , Nov. 20. The Gazette de France
publishes a letter from Don Carlos , the
pretender to the throne of Spain , to his
followers , disowning his third daughter.
S-wRonian'-artlst , 1riamedFolcbl ; , a "married
man. _
Irvine Invited to the White Ilnune.
LONDON. Nov. 20. The Chronicle says
Mr. McKlnley has written a letter to Sir
Henry Irving , thanking him for his con
gratulations upon the election and express
ing the hope that Sir Henry will visit him
at the white house.
Italy May Abandon Hrythcn.
LONDON , Nov. 21. The Rome correspond
ent of the Times expresses the opinion that
Italy will abandon Erythea , Us Abyssinian
Animal * fit Onlilninl , Mo. , Take DM-
eii r unit l.iiTvnuItN Are 1'roniixi'il.
ST. LOUIS , Mo. . Nov. 20. A special to
the Post-Dispatch from Hannibal , Mo. , says :
Texas fever has broken out among the cat
tle at OakwooJ and a number have already
died , while a grcuter number are now af
flicted with the disease. About Septem
ber 10 a lot of Texas cattle were unloaded
at tbo stock yards , and soon afterward the
yards were sold and abandoned. Since then
the native cattle Inve been permitted to
graze In the yards and thus traveling over
the -trail of the Texas cattle , contracted the
disease. Oliver Duck of Schell City owns
the yards , and those who have lost cattle
will sue him for damages , us they claim
it is through his negligence In not keeping
the yards Inclosed that the native cattle
contracted the disease. H will involve law
suits , and the cattle Inspector may become
.VCTV EiiRlaiiil Women Celebrate In
.Ve\v York in Olil-FiiNhloned Way.
NEW YORK. Nov. 20. The gorgeous ball
room of the Hotel Waldorf was the scene of
an old time "busking bee" tonight. The
affair was under the auspices of the Na
tional Society of New England Women , and
was patronized by100 society followers , who
entered into the frolic with a hilarity that
was unique. In the center of the room
were the buskers , with calico dresses or
overalls. An old fiddler supplied the "mu
sic" and with many peals of laughter the
buskers bent to their work , stopping to
kiss a girl whenever a red ear of corn was
found. "Sallle Jones , " who Mas Miss
Athens , sang "Grandma's Advice. " Oscar
Duryea , James I ) . Fitzgerald and others
sang and danced jigs , while the guests
joined heartily in the chorus. A ball and
supper followed.
ItclutlveH of Pauline Ilaurr Noiv lle-
Meve She IN Nut Dead.
ST. LOUIS , Nov. 20. The relatives of
Miss Pauline Daucr , the young woman who
mysteriously disappeared from her home a
week ago , now believe she Is not dead , but
that she Is confined in some secluded room
by an unknown man , who hopes to exact a
reward from them. MUs Marie Daucr , the
younger sister of the missing girl , Is very
strong In this belief , for the reason that on
the Thursday before her sister disappeared
she and Pauline were clotely watched by a
strange man , who acted In a suspicious
manner. The police working on the case
concur In the ransom theory. The girl was
soon to have come Into possession of a
largo amount of money left her In a will.
Admit * Hi' Wn * In Jail In California
it ml In nit A > lum Inetv York.
MANKATO , Minn. . Nov. 20. John Hard-
castle Hull , when asked tonight as to the
truth ot the Seattle dispatch concerning his
record In California , admitted be had been
confined In San Quentln prison , but beyond
claiming that the manner in which his
Incarceration was brought about waa out
rageous , would eay nothing. He also ad
mitted that be bad been an Inmate of Ward's
Island asylum in New York. He denied
that ho had got $7,000 from a Seattle cash
ier , or that he had embezzled at Prultdale.
Ala , Ho now state * that bU memory has
fully returned and that ho can remember
everything that hat occurred tlncu be left
Fruitdale last June.
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Elaborate ArrnnKcmentrf'lfor Attend'
CHICAGO. Nov. 20. rrScjJxeeutlve com
mittee of the National" piT ibllcan league
met at the Audltorlum't kr. It being the
first meeting since the ; > nso of the cam
paign. President Woodtnjyi l'e presided over
the meeting. He create ] 'considerable en
thusiasm when ho repcHM that he had
ec-en President-elect Mclflnlcy and secured
from him a promise toiat&nd the national
convention ot the leases' In Detroit next
July. *
The session was given -un , almost entirely
to the discussion ot the part the league
ought to play in the Inaugural proceedings
at Washington March 4. U was decided to
make arrangements lor hVsSquarters for the
league In Washington d'irlVK the Inaugural
season and to urge club ? fefiillatcd with the
league to take part in the ; procession. An
effort will bo made to swiro a prominent
place In the procession , find the members
believed that they can tiltptto Washington
50,000 club marchers on tlut occasion.
The following are In cticjldance upon the
meeting : President Wnodmansle , Ohio ;
Secretary M. J , DowllnB. Mlnncsota ; Major
A. G. Negley , Alabama ; "Albert Campbell ,
L. K , Torbet. Senator L. M , Hamilton. Illi
nois ; D. H. Stlne. Kcntucliy F. R. Conoway ,
Iowa ; Lnke T. Walker , Tennessee ; John H.
Butron , Wyoming ; E. J Mlller , Ohio : A.
M. Hlgglns , Indiana ; L. l dlnborough , Mich
igan ; C. W. Raymond , Illinois ; James A.
Blanchard , New York , hffdT. . F. Barrett ,
West Virginia. . -
Ono of the most Important subjects to be
decided on by the cxiTiOive committee Is
the question of locatlorr or the National
league headquarters. Tbe eastern contin
gency wants the hcadqcarters located at
Washington , where it might work in conJunction -
Junction with the natlor. , Prepubllcan com
mittee. This will be timorously fought ,
however , .by members ho wish the head
quarters kept at Chicago , which , they claim ,
Is geographically and in other ways a bet
ter location than the nt-.tldnal capital.
Another subject dlscu tl was the pro
posed tour of W. J. Bryr-H'ln the west. It
was agreed to hold mectfa'gs wherever Mr.
Bryan speaks. Books ntjd pamphlets will
be distributed In all the t wns of the Bryan
schedule and speakers wjfl then be sent.
The headquarters of th National Repub
lican league are to rornaln in Chicago ,
Speeches were made in bch'alf of New York ,
Washington and Cincinnati , and President
Woodznansee's Influence v-a8 exerted to Have
tbo headquarters removed , to the national
capital , but the efforts 'lor ; Chicago proved
: - -
The organization , whlct'vVas a potent fac
tor In bringing about MjiKlnlcy's -election ,
decided to participate In tbe inaugural cere
monies. The league will furnish an escort
for McKlnley from Csnton jto the capltol.
Uniformed clubs of the league in various
states will turn out 'and ( rutc- the strongest
demonstration posslble.'accrctary Dowllng
has received word so farithat eight state *
will have clubs In line. "VThey are : Mary
land , New Jersey. Tenrieetfe. Ohio. Ken
tucky , New York , Rbode I&and ! and Illinois.
Other states are expected .fd follow suit.
Vnnderhlll Emphatically Ilcfunc.i
Anything : that Mahiflle Offered.
NEW YORK , Nov. 20-Chauncey ; M. De-
pew said today : "Tbo grpUsque story that
Mr. William K. YUnderbllt < 3iad contributed
$160.000 to the republlcS campaign fund
has been authorltatlvoly fBntradlcted by the
treasurer of thenatlonajfcainmlttce. . The
gossip mongers , howcvcv'Clro not content
to have so toothsome a ? 2fscl snatched at
once from their mouths - > fAccordlngiy they
have now revived they.inr | a a. new form.
Something , . _ _ _ . or > . otber * * - lkSr&ay - tr : CT w f .which - - * - . . Mr. .
fs $ with a high fbr-
elgn mission. The story having been brought
to Mr. Yanderbllfs attention , he at once
said he had not the remotest Idea anything
wus to bo offered him , but that if it were
ottered him ho would refuse to accept it ;
that there was absolute ! } ' no ofilco in the
gltt ot the government that under any cir
cumstances be would accept. "
Major and Mr * . Mcltinley Take n
Drive 'and Receive VlHltor * .
CANTON , 0. , Nov. 20. Major and Mrs.
McKlnley returned from 'a short drive at
11:30 o'clock this morning to find a number
of callers awaiting them. Among those
who called during the day were Ell Perkins ,
the lecturer and humorist ; Ferdinand W.
Peck and Mr. Blackmoro of Chicago ; Rev.
Z. B. Campbell of Ada. 0. , State Senator
John P. Grejn of Cleveland and Simeon W.
King of Chicago.
Major General Nelson A. Mllee , U. S. A. ,
arrived in Canton this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Its was met atthe station by Captain H.
O. S. Heinstand. U. S. A. , nnd Congressman
Charles Grosvenor , who nad arrived a few
hours earlier In tbe day , and driven to Pres
ident-elect McKlnley's home , where dinner
was served.
Republican * Gain Nearly Seventy
ThotiNitmi in Fonr Year * .
INDIANAPOLIS , Nov. 20. At lagt the ac
curate vote of nil the parties In Indiana
can be given. Following are the .complete
figures os taken from 'the official returns :
Democrats and people's , 303,425 ; republicans ,
323.S2S ; prohibition , 3.0JC ; gold standard , 2.-
1 < 6 : national , 2.2C3 ; socialists labor , 323 ;
McKlnley's plurality , 13,403 ; McKlnley'a ma
jority. . 9,610. Total -vote cast , 637,016.
In 1S9J the same totals showed the fol-
lov.'lns vote : Democrats , 262,740 ; repub
licans , 255,615 ; prohibition. 13,050 ; populist
22,205. Total vote , 553.613. The vote in
creased during the four years S3 , 433.
Coltece Stnilent * Under Arrent.
DUBUQUE , Nov. 20. ( Special Telegram. )
Nine students of the Epworth seminary
have been arrested for Illegal voting on
complaint ot Francis Jess , .democratic can
didate for county attorney.who was beaten
by eight votes. He bai Qlso summoned
twenty-nine students of the German Pres
byterian and Lutheran seminaries at Dubuque -
buquo to testify In bis boniest against
Michael , the republican candidate.
Tbe supreme court has decided that tbe
student who has no Intention of remaining
In the college town afterj'completlng the
course Is not entitled to ycee there.
Me-Ivinie } ' * Sineere'Thnuk * .
GAXA'ESTON. Tex.Nov.1 .20. Mr. Louis
Penas , Cuban agent for Texas , who claims
his. appointment under General Pal ma of
New York on November 9 , sent a letter ot
congratulation to President-elect McKln
ley , to which the following " answer was
received : '
CANTON. O. . Nov. H.-Mr. Loulu Pcna * . .
General Cuban Agent for/Texan , Galves-
ton. Tex. My Dear Sir : -Ior congratula
tory me-ssage contained lr | your favor of
recent dateMr. . McKlnley wishes me to-
return his sincere thanks.
JAMES BOYLE. Private Secretary.
\ntlonnl ( lONiicl lUNlon Union.
CHICAGO , Nov. W. At today's session of
the National Gospel Mission union the time.
was mostly taken up..with listening to ad
dresses by rcprcsentivta of missions
from different cities , llev. A. C. Peck of
the Helping Hand Institute of Kansas City
was the first speaker. Others who epoke
were V. F. Sliawhnn of the Hnymurkct
mission. Denver. Colo. ; Eugenia Gibson ,
Home and Training school. Albany , N. Y , ,
and Mrs. E. 8. CurtU. Women and Mission
workers. St. Ixj u Is. Mt rs Uruen , Monroe
and Uallcy of Chicago spoke oC the work
accomplished by the wagon method In mis
sion work on the streets in Chicago.
_ )
eiit Wo * Not Fatal.
MACON , Gn. , Nov. 20. Investigation of
the accident at the Central Railway com
press last night , in which a rrumU-r of
employes were Injured by the foiling of a
cotton platform , shows that no fatalities
resulted. None of trie Injuries Inflicted
hnve proved to b serious nnd nobody was
Game as Far as Council Bluffs on Testerdaj
Afternoon's Train.
Prisoner Maintain * the Money Found
on ill * Pomoii Wn * Sent to Him
by III * Uncle Still Ali-
Iicar * Unconcerned.
After considerable unnecessary trouble on
the part of the Omaha police , Charles H.
Elliott , under arrest for the murder of Gay
Hutftcnplllcr , was safely landed at the
county jail last night shortly after 10 o'clock.
The greatest care was taken to guard against
dangers , which were evidently purely Imag
inary and a veil of mystery was thrown
over the movements of the officers and
prisoner. The citizens of Omaha were 1m.
eglned to bo clamoring for the blood ot
the alleged murderer and from the time
Detective Cox left Cedar Rapids yesterday
morning everything possible to prevent the
newspapers from getting possession ot the
facts , was done. Cox and his prisoner ar
rived at Council Bluffs over the Northwest
ern at 3 o'clock and Elliott was at once
taken to the county jail for safe keeping.
Along In the afternoon Cox telephoned
over to Captain Haze and asked that he and
a detail o' detectives be on hand at Council
Bluffs In the evening to assist him In bring
ing his man over to this side ot the river.
He also requested that Sheriff McDonald been
on hand , ss well as Captain Haze. Sheriff
McDonald and Detectives Donahue and Hud-
eon walked down to the Douglas street
bridge and boarded an castbound motor.
Arriving In Council Bluffs a back was pro
cured and Elliott , heavily shackled , was
placed in it and with a guard surrounding
him , the start was made for this city.
Those who accompanied Elliott were Sheriff
McDonald , Captain Haze and a third party ,
presumably one of the Iowa officers. The
start was made about 9:30. : Nothing of an
exciting nature was encountered on the way
over except the csetlng of a shoeby one of
the horses.
Detectives Cox , Donahue and Hudson
boarded a motor just ahead of the carriage
and came across the bridge first to see If
the land lay clear. A few minutes later the
carriage containing the principals In the
affair rolled up Douglas street as far as
Tenth. This was as far cityward as the
officials thought It advisable to drive and
orders were given to drive south as far as
Jones and then deploy westward to the
county jail.
At Just fifteen minutes after 10 o'clock the
carriage drove upHarney street to the Jail.
The rig stopped on the south side of the
street and Elliott , was helped out of the
carriage. A lone dog , wagging his tall on
the corner , and a Bee reporter were the
solo to the spectacle.
Elliott was drereed in a heavy dark over
coat and a light felt hat. His Ironed feet
Impeded his progress and he was assisted
up the stairs to the Jail by Sheriff McDonald
&nd one of the others. Elliott said absolutely
nothing , although spoken to a number of
times by those present. He was hustled
Into the jailer's offlce and later placed In
one of the cells In the upper tier , usually
reserved for men under arrest on a serioua
When ackcd by the reporter if Elliott
might be seen Sheriff McDonald shook his
bead and said , "No , not tonight. The man
newspaper "men. "
Chief Cox was encountered shortly after
ward and when asked If Elliott was In Coun
cil Blurts said with a knowing air : "No ,
ho Is not. Elliott is by this time on his
way to Lincoln by way of Plattsmouth. "
Asked why such precaution was found nec
essary by the Omaha police Cox again said
ho did not Intend to take any chances.
On just what grounds the police predicate
their fear of violence to the prisoner U not
apparent. The murdered man had no
friends or acquaintances hero who might
stir up trouble and there has never been at
any time any unusual excitement over the
affair. It has been tbe universally expressed
opinion that the perpetrator of the mur
der should be promptly punished for his
crime , but not the slightest indication has
been observable that the people were not
looking to the courts to dispose of the
case in the usual form of law.
Elliott reached Council Bluffs at 3
o'clock yesterday afternoon In custody
of Detective Cox. He was taken Imme
diately to the city jail and locked up. De
tectives Hudson and Donaboe met Cox and
his prisoner at the train. The fact that
Elliott was on the train was not generally
known and his removal attracted no atten
tion. At the city Jail he" was booked as a
prisoner , held for safe keeping , and It was
not until after ha was placed In the steel
cell and an officer locked up In the corridor
to watch him that the Identity of the pris
oner became known. There was then a
rush of all. classes of people to see Elliott ,
end every possible pretext was urged as an
excuse for catching a gllmpee of the alleged
murderer. No one was permitted to see
him , however , but the" reporters and the
officers. Elliott seemed to be as much at
home In the jail as any of the regular old
habitues , who spend a large part of their
time here , and the moment he was placed
in the cell he began to call for means to
Increase his comfort. If be Is the man who
killed tbe friend who bad shown him much
kindness he was determined not to let his
face or his actions betray the secret of the
bloody encounter in tbe room in the
Elliott refused at first to talk to the re
porters and turned a deaf ear to tbe ques
tions asked him , but It was only for a mo
ment. When questions were asked him that
did not directly refer to the murder he
found bis tongue and talked volubly. He
was wearing a clean , new thlrt. and when
asked what he did with the old thlrt he
was known to have worn on the afternoon
of the murder be declared that he bad left
it In the hotel room. The new one , be
said , he had purchased several days before
In an Omaha dry goods ttore and had It
laundered at a Chinese laundry near the
corner of Twelfth and Dodge streets. The
only time he showed any Interest In the
conversation was when be was asked if be
did not throw the shirt out of the window
of the car after he left the Council Illufla
depot. He jumped to his feet quickly end
opened his eyes wide cs he stared at the
reporter. His answer came very Slowly at
If he waa endeavoring to read the reporter's
thoughts and ascertain just what was known
ebout the supposed blood-stained shirt.
"No-o I told you I left that shirt in the
room. "
Asked where he obtained the money that
was found In his pocket and under his bat-
band be hesitated , and then said :
"Why , I got It from tbe pojtofflce In Omaha
Monday afternoon. "
"Was it a postal order ? "
There was another long psuie and a close
look at the questioner.
"No ; It was in a letter. "
"How much did you get ? "
"I got J100. It was In the ehape of a
bill a 100 bill. "
"Where did It come from ? "
"My uncle , B. P. Elliott. In Alton , O. ,
sent It to me. I bad written to him for
money , as I bid often done before. "
Throughout tbe Interview with tbe re
porters Elliott assumed an air of Indiffer
ence , and man ? of the questions asked htm
were Ignored. It was only when some ques
tion was asked that created the Impas
sion In bis mind that the reporter had dis
covered some Important facts that bis In
terest was awukened. When asked If his
undo In Ohio was In tbe habit of sending
him large sums of money through the malls
without taking tbo precaution to even regis
ter the letters he replied that bo was , and
YiVMhtr Fortcnft for Nebrafka
Cloudy ; Warmer ; South \Vln < l * .
1. Spnnlxh He-port Another Victory.
Mnnltohn SotioT jur tlnn Settled.
Klllntt llrouctj&jiark front lown.
Nrbrn kn IrrySflonlMs In Conference.
2. Condition of wJjAmrrlrun Army.
IntrttlgntliiKl wnirklp' * Taking On ,
nmtructlvc Jf J nt L'ievrlnml.
3. McAulllTe niiRnrroll ( Meet Agnln.
I.lfp nt n Fi lrr Army Pout.
Sntolll Kxplflh Sonic ItriKirtt.
4. I'dltorlnl n Eommcnt.
K. HUliop Nr Vin on Urnrrnl Ottint.
G. Council HIJ B Loral Mattcr.4.
AfTulrn ntj Hth Omatm.
7. ConiMirrcflPfiHl Fiutncl : * ! New * .
lln lnr 4 of Lni > t Wrok Kcrtcwcd.
8. Summer la HIP S har.t Ir rrt.
More Light Thrown Upnn IIIMory.
0. Co.nt Defence Convention Called.
Wrylrr Still Comnr.iuil lit C'ub.i.
Mctllrnl Students In n How.
Omnlm'x Itcqucni for Ixnror Kate * ,
to. HIM of feminine ( ! o Mi. |
II. Accounts of Some Itlff Concern * .
> 'i-bn ka Supreme Court Syllabi.
13. "A Night lit thu Dhlile. "
when asked what became of thp letter that
contained the last $100 he became very much
ugltated and looked around the- walls ot
his cell In a helpless manner. Several at
tempts were made to answer , nnd he finally
ended by stolidly refusing to Ray what he
did with It. A moment after he brightened
up and remarked with a smile : "Well , I've
got the letter all right. "
When asked to tell something of his
early life and bis friends , he Rild there
was not much to tell. His parents were
dead , and his relatives consisted of two
uncles and aunts , one brother and a half
brother , all living In Ohio. With the ex
ception of the uncle and aunt who had
been furnishing him with money , he de
clared that he kid not heard from any of
them since ho left last spring. He said ho
Joined the Buffalo Hill combination In Co
lumbus. O. , last June. Asked to account
for the coupling pin found in his room In
the hotel he expressed surprise that It
should have been there without his knowl
edge. Ho thought It must have been used
to kill Hutsonplller If It was true his
head was crushed In and tbe pin was covered
with blood.
"Who do you think killed Hutsonplllcr ?
Who was there besides yourself that knew
him ? "
"Nobody but Jack Vannoy knew him that
I know of. He might have killed him. but
I don't say that he did. I don't know
much about Vannoy. I was not as well ac
quainted with him as I was with Hutson
plller. The last I saw of HutsonplIIcr was
at about 2:30 : o'clock , and I saw Vannoy on
the street a few minutes after. He > might
have been going to the hotel when I saw
him. Mind. I don't say that Jack killed
him. I don't blame anybody with It. I
don't know anything about the killing. "
"How do you account for the bleed on
your trousers ? "
"I did not know that there was any blood
there until they found It at Cedar Rapids.
I can account Tor it , though. Hutsonpillcr
and I went down to South Omaha Monday
afternoon to eee a woman I used to know.
She wasn't at home , and we went Into the
Hammond packing house , and went up Into
the killing rooms. Wo watched them kill
a while , and stood pretty close. I must
have rubbed against something that had
fresh blood on it. "
"Did you have any trouble with Hutson-
plller while you were in the room the last
V ' *
did. Never had any quarrel with him at
any time , nnd neither did Vannoy that I
know of. "
"Where did you get your $100 bill
changed ? "
"I guess I've talked enough for one day ,
and I will not tell you where I got it
changed , " remarked Elliott , with the first
show of temper observed during the chat.
He had previously answered this question
for the detectives , and told them It was at
the First National bank.
Elliott ate a hearty supper , although he
complanled of having a headache. A 9
o'clock , when he left the Jail to accompany
Sheriff McDonald and the detectives to
Omaha , ho was the. coolest man In the
crowd. A back was driven up to within half
a block of the jail and stopped on Vine
street. Elliott was taken out ot the cell
and Into the offlce at 9 o'clock. His feet
were manacled , and. with an officer on each
side and several In tbe rear and front , hob
bled to the hack and was whirled across
tbo bridge.
County Attorney Baldrlge yesterday morning -
ing stated that he had subpcenaed all the
witnesses In the case to be on hand In police
court next Monday afternoon. The pre
liminary hearing will be held then If Elliott
1s ready. The probability Is , however , that
the prisoner will not be prepared to stand
an examination at that time. As a matter
of fact It is not anticipated that any pre
liminary hearing will be needed , because
it Is considered likely that the supposed
murderer will be advised by his attorney to
waive tbe preliminary -examination.
The trial In all likelihood will take place
during tbe present term of the district
court. " County Attorney Baldrlge eald that
he would place the case on the docket for
as early a date as possible. There will un
doubtedly bo an attempt made to have It
continued over to the next term of court
In the anticipation that the tentlment
against tbe alleged murderer may die out
by that time , but very strong reasons will
have to be advanced to obtain such a con
County Attorney Baldrigc said further
that no mystery would bo thrown about tbe
time of Elliott's arraignment or subsequent
hearing and trial , so far as be knew. The
authorities attempted to conceal the time
of the arraignment of Morgan , the con
victed murderer of Ida Gaeklll , but failed ,
although they kept the reporters for the
dally papers on the jump. A similar policy
was pursued regarding the recent hearing
of Fester Lewlf , charged with being an
accessory to tbe killing of James McCulre ,
and with tbe same result.
Shortly before 9 o'clock Elliott was taken
from the Council Bluffs jail , placed In a
closed carrlagp , and , accompanied by of
ficers from this cldc , started for Omaha.
On arrival hero bo was placed In the county
jail. _
It. W. Furnn * I * Ite-Eleeii-il Prehldent
of the AxHot'liitlnn.
CHICAGO. Nov. 10. Dates for state fairs
In 1897 In eleven states have been fixed at
the meeting ot the American Association ot
State Fairs and Expositions. The offlceru
elected are as follows : R. W. Furnas ot
Nebraska , president ; A. F. Love Joy of Illi
nois , vice president ; Thomas J. Fleming ot
Wisconsin , secretary , and A. M. Leggltt of
Minnesota , treasurer.
The ' 'dates flxrd are as follows : New
York. August 3 to 2S ; Ohio , August 80 to
September. , 4 ; Michigan and Minnesota , Sep
tember 6 to II ; Indiana and Iowa , Septem
ber 13 to IS ; Mleaouri and Nebraska , Septem
ber 20 to 25 : Illinois , September 22 to Octo
ber 2 ; South Dakota , October U to 10.
Earthquake Shake * Wilmington.
WILMINGTON , Del. , Nov. 20. A slight
earthquake shock VM felt about 3 o'clock
this afternoon. Bcveral rocks were knocked
from the walls of Grace church and crackfi
were made In several buildings.
Movement * of Ocean Ve * el , .Vov. IO ,
At New York Arrived Norm.innla. from
Hamburg , Salltd Rotterdam , for Rotter
dam.At Quenstown Arrived Umbrla , from
New York , for Liverpool.
At * Liverpool Arrived Ilovlc , from New
York ; Britannic , from New York.
At Gene Arrived Fulda , from New
Interesting Discussion at the State Irriga-
gntion Convention.
Pre ldpnt' Report Govern Mnnj }
Matter * of ( treat Importance to
Thane Interested In Agri
culture III the Went ,
LEXINGTON. Neb. , Nov. 10. ( Special. )
Among this morning's arrivals to attend the
Irrigation convention were O. J. Smith ,
Kearney ; W. H. Durnham , Chicago ; W. O.
Ilrcoks , Lincoln ; X II. Ocnton and W. D.
Johnson , of the United States geological sur
vey , and J. II. Powers. Lincoln. Governor
Holcomb arrived today and will address the
convention tomorrow. The convention as-
ecmblcd at 9 n. m. today and proceeded at
once with the work In hand.
President \Volfenbarger presided. The
convention was opened by singing of the
national hymn and Invocation. J. Obcr-
telde and Mrs. Nellie M. Richardson were
elected secretaries and P. C. Rlckson , exhibit
clerk. The call for the convention was
read and II. W. Barton delivered the ad
dress of welcome. Hon. W. It , Akcrs
raado an eloquent reply. In the course ot
which he stated that Nebraska could be made
the richest state ot the entire union ; that
the means were here In the flowing streams
and all that was needed was to use them.
Committees on credentials , rules and res
olutions were selected and President Wolf-
enbargcr made his report.
In the course of the report the president
says :
The recent Irrigation fnlr , held nt North
Pintle , was one of the greatest object les
sons ever witnessed In Illustration of the
feasibility , practicability , anil demonstrated
success of artificial application of water for
plant food. It Is beyond the limits of this
report to enter Into detail ! ) touching the
specific successes ofthls fnlr. It will bo
treated In n separate paper , or address , by
one of the olllcers of the fair association.
Our last convention expressed rent anx
iety over the legal contention pending be
fore the supreme court of the United States ,
Involving the validity or constitutionality
of the Irrigation law of California popu
larly known ns the Wright act. The Inr-
reachlng effect of the question Involved was
such that every state In the union , where
Irrigation was either practical or necessary ,
was directly concerned. This great case.
Involving the validity of millions of dollars
In Irrigation bandit , linn just been decided
by thp supreme court In favor of the hold-
em of the bonds su ° taln'nt ; the cor stHutlon-
nlity of the law. This will lie received by
every Irrigation district in the we-st as a
most fortunate , as well as righteous deci
sion. The case was argued on both Rides
before the supreme court of the United
States by the most c-mlncnt lawyers of our
country , ami the decision has been awaited ,
with the most Intense apprehension by not
only members of the legal profession , but
the people generally. This decision clears
the atmosphere for great uneertaklngs , anil
splendid enterprises , and there Is but ono
caution which should ever be borne In mind ,
namely : Every district or territory of this
country * erected Into nn Irrigation corpora
tion , with authority to Issue bunds , should
always beware of over-bonding and make
sure that the territory embraced In the dis
trict Is of such Irrigable naturu ns to war
rant the safety and soundness of the bond.i
votedl or about to bo voted. One or two
small disasters resulting from qver-bond-
ins will have the.effect of throwing distrust
on many a meritorious ar.u perfectly eafo
enterprise ? . --y- < '
Our Inst convention appointed u standing
committee on legislation , to serve during :
the year , whoso iluty It Is to report to this
convention amendments to the present irri
gation law. It Is not my Intention to In
any way Interfere with or usurp the powers
and duties of this committee ; but there la
one needed amendment , which I trust , will
be Incorporated in the recommendations of
said committee , and receive the endorse
ment of this convention. I refer to the
qualifications of electors ns fixed by tha
law , relating to the organization of Irriga
tion districts. As the law now stands , real
property owners resldi-nt within the dis
trict arc In many instances disqualified
from exercising any volco In the organiza
tion of districts , and arc placed upon the
same footing as nonresident owners , by
reason of the fact that the statute limits
the voting power in the formation of dis
tricts , and choice of olllcers. to male elec
tors. In districts where UHTO Is large alien
ownership- bind and n few thousand
acres owned by women , the latter being
residents of the district , the present provi
sions of the statute are such ns to defeat In
some Instances the * will of the actual resi
dent freeholders of the proposed district.
Thtre Is neither reason nor justice In such
n provision , and had the attention of the.
author of the > net been called to this matter
before It was presented to the legislature
there Is little doubt that the embarrassing
feature would have been excluded from the
law. Other amendments will , no doubt , bo
suggested through the regular channels of
reports and resolutions to be brought before ,
this convention.
We have just reached that period In the
development of this association , where the
potency of such an organization U begin
ning to be made manifest. We are now-
known as an association from the Atlantic
to the PiiclMe , and from Canada to Mexico ,
and It Heed not be said that our organiza
tion enjoys n most favorable position In the
consideration It receives from all kindred
and corresponding organizations. The mis
sion of this society , as made known by the
motto which It has carried from Its earliest
history , should never be lost Mght of , to-
wlt : "The development of the arid and
scml-nrlJ ureas of NebraHkn. " Our litera
ture is eagerly sought for by collcge-s and
universities of the highest grade , and gov
ernors , congressmen and United States sen
ators are more and more turning to the
study of every new thing that appears. It
should be tin- constant aim of every mem
ber of the State Irrigation aBsodatalon to
broaden the purpose without forgcttlrg the
central Idea of our association , Let us not
forget that our organization Is an educa
tional Institution , that the pnicilcnl man
who has demonstrated bU ability to do
good work , and has cultivated his mind so
that ho can tell the world , and csiwclally
bis neighbor * , about it , for their eOlllc-utlon
and Improvement , Is the moat valuabla
member of our society.
The Immigration committee report showed
that the association had published a 200-
page pamphlet , setting forth the advantage ]
of Nebraska and the benefits ot irrigation.
The committee recommended that the asso
ciation be represented at the national con
vention at Phoenix , Ariz. , and that the asso
ciation Incorporate ; Treosurer Oberfelder of
Sidney reported that not one cent bad
reached hU handu and praUed the work
done by Mr. Wolfcnbarger In Issuing the
bcok unaldel and concluded by stating that
with the aid of Irrigation western Nebraska
would become the stamping ground of untold
millions wlt'-out the aid or concent of any.
otter nation on earth.
S'ate Lecturer I. A , Fort reported that
be bad delivered thirty lectures on Irrigation
and the Interest was constantly growing , and
even eastern states were awakening to the
advantage * to be derived.
The first business of the afternoon was
the reading and cdoptlon of articles of In
corporation of the- Nebraska Irrigation as
sociation. W. L. Parks of North Platta
read a paper showing the advantages ot
Irrigation , based largely upon the splendid
exhibits of the North Plattr fair. Several
BUR ccttoni of a practical nature were rnado
In showing bow the ditches could be used to
turn machinery. He asserted that the cap
italists were ahead of the farmers In ap
preciating the advantages of Irrigation ; that
the farmer * mutt be educated by seelne
the products and meeting tno practical Irrl-
gatlonlits. lit averted that over J 10.000-
000 had been added to the wealth of Ne
braska by ditches already constructed and
that the State Irrigation association uhould
have no ueiltency In a klrig a small appro
priation from the next UxUiUturo to aid
In pushing the work.
Mr. Howilli of Omaha , formerly chief en
gineer of : hc state Irrigation board , delivered