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Captain General Hoturna in Triumph to
Headquarters in Havana.
Given Credit fur tin- Campaign that
JtcNiiltcil In MHOCO'N Death t < >
( Jcnernl Mnrinilt Aliaineila
of the HtnfT.
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HAVANA , Cuba , Dec. 11. ( New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Cap
tain General Weyler nt the head of a cavalry
force , loft Hlncon early today and reached
Havana at 5.30 p. in. Ills reception was en
thusiastic. The civil and military authori
ties and committees of various patriotic no-
clctlca met him on the outskirts of the city
and escorted him to the palace. The streets
along the route were gaily decorated with
bunting. Tliu plaza was crowded.
In response to the cheering , General Wcy-
ler appeared on the balcony and thanked the
jicoplo for the demonstration. Ho praised
the army for valor displayed In the opera
tions in I'lnar del Hlo. His part was sim
ply direction. Ho eald that to General
Ahmceda , to a great extent , Is duo the suc
cess of tlio plans resulting in Macco's death ,
llelng tatlgucd by the march , General Wey-
ler retired early , and the press correspond
ents were unable to see him. I understand
that In a talk with his adjutant , he per
sonally confirmed the report that General
Macco passed the trocha In a boat. He con
siders Macco's death a nerlous blow to the
insurgent cause , but believes Macco's mili
tary capacity linn been much overestimated.
When ho knew General Wcylcr had returned
.1 west. Instead of presenting front to fight , the
rebel chief , he says , "abandoned his so-called
nrmy , and , with a handful of ofDclals , In
cowardly desperation , effected his escape. "
I went to Mclcna by rail this morning
to Interview Dr. Kertucha. I could not sec
him , but I understand that lie says Maceo
passed the trocha In a boat with muflled
oars In the dark oft Marlcl , accompanied
by young Gomez and twenty-six others. That
whllo encamped on this sldo Major Qlru-
Jeda surprised him ; that in the close firing
Maceo fell , Gomez and the other members
ot Maceo'a staff retiring In the panic , and
that Maceo's body was burled by the road
side on the route to Santiago dc Las Vegas.
Dr. Zcrtucha was not present at the burial
and does not know the exact location of the
grave. Major Glrtijcda's force had aban
doned Maceo's body among others on the
field , but It was found afterward naked.
When Dr. Zertucha surrendered ho gave
up his medicine chest , machete , revolver
and ammunition. General Maceo expected
to cross the trocha December 3 , but failed
to do so owing to the Illness of his guide ,
remaining until December 4 , hidden In the
hills in sight of Marlcl.
Dr. Zertucha says Maceo had a presenti
ment of death a few days before. Ho says
that in the flght Carlos Mcmlleta was
wounded In the foot. It Is reported also
that an American named Gordon was among
the wounded.
.SiiniiUli llnlli'trt Dili SerloiiM Damapre
Wlicit MIIPPO Fell.
HAVANA , Dec 11. It Is olllclally stated
hero today that Mlro , the Insurgent leader
who accompanied Antonio Maceo out of
Plnar del Illo vagalpp wounded by thp shle
of the great "CubHiTBoTdlVr'anT thai'"AlSor to1
Nodirz , Alfredo Jnstlr , Roman Ahumado and
( Ionian , all start officers of Mabeo , wore
wounded In the flght during which their
loader fell. Dr. JCetucha , who him been given
his liberty , hao asked for permission tn
leave Cuba for Spain , and therela little
doubt that his request will be granted. Burl-
ncs.i on the bourse hero baa been suspended
In order that the- members Jimy Indulge In
the manifestations of Joy at the death of
Antonio Maceo.
There has been another attack by an In-
mirgclit band on , the town of ( lUanahacoa , in
which the Insurgent leader , Augiiurln , was
ft wounded. The attack was repulsed without
serious damage.
A dispatch from Matanras says the local
guerrillas there Itivo killed nn Insurgent
leader , Major Juan Pablo Toro. Advices from
1'alimi , province ot Santa Clara , are Unit tin-
local guerrilla force there ho killed an
other note/.l Insurgent leader , Nnstor Palnn.
HI Dlarlo deu Marina , In commenting on
President Cleveland's message , wys , In part :
"Tlio president , If ho Is. sincere , should have
expelled the Cuban filibustering agents from
American territory long since. " The paper
also disputes President Cleveland's asser
tion that the Insurgents hold two-thirds of
the Island. It says the United States should
attend to the solution of lie own Interna-
tlonal affairs and leave Spain to settle hers.
The United States war ship Newark ar
rived hero this morning. Nothing can be
learned of her errand , or whither she is
KEY WEST , Fla. , Dec. 11. Macco's death
ls still discredited by the greater number
of prominent Cubans , here. Yet there are a
number who fear It Is true. All await the
arrival of the steamship from Havana to
morrow , however , before conceding It to be
true. The Spanish consul received official
news of Macco's death yesterday. The ro-
jiort that Dr. Hetucha , who was Macco's
physician , had seen Maceo's body exhumed
is untrue. It U learned from a reliable
source that Zetucha never was Maceo's phys
ician. Some gentlemen hero believe that
Maceo had formed a plan with Gomez to go
to the Havana district to meet Gomez's
forces there , as Gomez had sent 7,000 men to
the Havana district. Macuo crossed the
trocha with COO men , through Cayejabos.
In a skirmish with the forces ot General
Arotnu , after ho had crossed the trocha ,
Maceo's forces wounded twelve of the Span
ish troops. It Is reported that Maceo left
llloa Rivera , his second In command , who
landed from the United States on September
1 , Incharge of the Insurgent forces in
Plnar del Rio. Rlos Rivera defeated the
Spanish In the last war In the presence of
CINCINNATI , Dec. 11. A special to the
Commercial Tribune from Key West. Fin. ,
says : An engagement has been reported to
tbo west of Havana , twenty miles out , be
tween latgo forces ot the Cuban guerrillas
and a Spanish column , The details arn not
known , but an unusual flurry at the palace
today gives currency to the belief that the
Insurgents gained the day. Dr. Pomcro
Longlz , a prominent physician of Matanzas ,
was arrested yesterday , and will he summar
ily deported. His ofTenso Is that his nephew
ban left his house and Is with the Insurgents.
Many other , arrests were reported In Havana
today , but no names can bo ntcertalnad.
I.anraila TnriiH lip Aualn ,
MADRID , Dec. 11. It is stated that the
United States consul at Valencia has an
nounced that the Laurada Is near that port.
.The Epoca , the official Journal , In repeating
1m statement , says that the man-of-war
Marie Therese is ready to start for Valen
cia. ,
( There la no United States consul accred
ited to Valencia In Spain. This prabably re-
few to Valencia , Venezuela , )
llrnrlllan Currency Hefnrm.
LONDON , Dec. 12. The Times publishes
. , dispatch from Hlo do Janeiro which rays
that the bill has been signed authorizing
tbo Brazilian government to nnsiimo the
note lisuo of the banks and to Uauo SO-
000 centos In currency an a substitute for
the current cedillas.
I'renlilent Fiuiro Will Vlull HIINNII. |
LONDON , Dee. 11. A Paris dispatch to
the Dully Mall says that President Fuuro
lias received a direct Invitation from the
czarlua to visit Russia , and ho has decided
tn 0. i
Snllnn Call * Clcvpliimt in Account for
1'nfrleiidIIIlprniiCPH. .
NEW YORK , Dec. 11. A special from
Washington to the World , says : President
Cleveland , has been called to account by the
tultan of Turkey. An emphatic protest was
made yesterday by the Turkish government
against the language used In the president's
message to congress respecting the massa
cres of Armenians and the general conduct
of the government toward the Christians In
the empire. The situation Is mid to threaten
the rupture of the diplomatic relations be
tween the United Stairs and Turkey. Mus-
tapha Hey , the Turkish minister , It Is
rumored at the State department , has Intl-
mated that if some amends are not made by
the president , ho will be obliged to oak for
his papers and will return to Constantinople.
The deep displeasure of the sultan was made
known to Secretary OIney on Thursday by
Mustapha Hey in accordance with a cable
gram received by him on Wednesday from his
homo government. The Interview between
the minister and secretary of state la de
scribed us exceedingly Interesting" and some
what exciting. Mustapha Bey began by
stating that his government had Instructed
him to make an emphatic protest "against
the harsh and unjust language used by the
president In his public utterances concernIng -
Ing a power with which the United States
sustained friendly diplomatic relations. "
Thin was accusing President Cleveland of
a diplomatic discourtesy , but the minister
made it still nioro serious by dating the
sultan regarded President Cleveland's mes-
rage as the argument of an advocate In that
ho presented only ono fide of the case , al
though ho possessed complete Information
recardlnc the other , or Turkish side , which
had been olllclally communicated to him.
The minister also called , attention to varl-
ou grievances that his government enter
tains acalnst citizen * of the United States.
Ho said that they had libeled the miltan
and abused the Turkish government and had
been allowed to do so unrcprlmandcd by the
president , although some of them were ! pub
lic olllchls. Complaints wcro also made
against American missionaries In Turkey ,
who wore charged with Incltlnc the Ar
menians against the Turkish government nnd
with aiding them In or concealing the manu
facture of dynamlto bombs In Christian
churches. It Is said that Mustapha Dey pre-
t'onted what the Turkish government regards
arf proof made and that they are now on file
In the department. Among those accused are
Dr. Cyrua Hallln , the well known Congrega
tional minister , and Drs. Dwlght and Wash-
burn of Huberts' college ! In Constantinople.
ItnllllliM Clii-er MIICIMI Dead.
nOMK , Dec. 11. Slgnor Imbrianl , the so
cialist leader in the Chamber of Deputies ,
today , referring to the death of Antonio
Maceo , said that the house must feel In duty
bound to do homage to Mnceo , who died
bravely flgtitlng for the Independence ot his
country. The sentiments expressed by this
speaker wcro warmly cheered by the leftists.
Signer Imbrianl added that to rebel was
the duty of the oppressed and was glory
to him who laid down his Ufa for his coun
try's liberty. There has been some com
ment here over the fact that Slgnor 1m-
brlnnl was not called to order and that no
notice was taken of the cheers from the
public galleries over his eulogy of Antonio
Maceo , It Is understood the president of
fered no remonstrance , fearing that the re
sult of his Interference might bo an angry
Hnllillnur ItallroiiilM In China.
PEKING. Dec. 11. Shcng Taotl has en-
gagpd three American engineers for the pro
jected railway work. It Is proposed to ex
pend 13,000,000 tacla of the Imperial grant
In order to construct a portion of the rail
road , which will then bo mortgaged.
The mortgage will be made to an American
syndicate , which will advance the sum ot
( M,000OOOitaclswUKwhluU taf uunlPtit-thoi
line. Thfs'syndlc'ato urges i fi Americans ,
unltko Europeans , are not liRdfy to bo In
volved In political complications. Shong Is
the avowed enemy of Great Britain , and
people hero are now asking If Great Britain
under the circumstances , will agree to an
Increase of the Chinese tariff.
KuisNlaii Stiulenlx' KlolN Co n < In no.
ST. PETERSIJUUG. Dec. 11. It transpires
that the students' disturbance In connectfon
with the commemoration ot the Khodlnskoje
plain disaster , where about C.OOO people are
believed to have been killed In the panic
which accompanied the distribution of food
and memorial mugs ln ( honor of the corona
tion of the czari were more serious than
previously reported. The Cossacks had to
charge the crowd , and 1,500 arrests were
made. Grand Duke Serglus , governor of Mos
cow , has been dubbed "Duke of Khodlns
koje. " It is believed that he will soon have
to retire , as he Is continually the object of
menacing demonstrations , and the subject
of menacing placards.
anil Ilenrrenteil.
PARIS , Dec. 11. Kx-Mlnlt'ter Bahut. who
waa released a few months ago from the
prison where he was undergoing sentence
for connection with the Panama canal fraud ? ,
was rearrcsted today In order that ho may
servo two years In prison for not paying the
flno of S91.000 francs' which was Imposed
upon him In addition to Ills sentence of Im
HiiIlilliiK Kill IN iiu a Hundred I'oniilo.
MADRID , Dec. 11. A dispatch from Jercp
do Frontera announces that a largo building
has collapsed there- , burying over 100 per-
lions. Kleven bodies have already been re
Jero * do Frontera Is sixteen miles north-
northeast of Cadiz.
KenKer AilvlxvN I'enoefnl AolH.
PRETORIA , South Africa. Dec. 11. Pres
ident Krugcr , in proroguing the Volksraad
today , said that the burghers who desired
peaceful progress would act only on the de
fensive , never on the offensive , and wished to
preserve friendly relations with Great Urlt-
aln ,
Spiiln AViinlx Support of Knrope.
LONDON , Dec. 12. The Dally News'
Roma correspondent says It Is asserted
there that Spain has asked the pope to
sound the European nations as to whether
they would support Spain In a war with the
United States.
Slander Trial In Cerinnny.
BERLIN , Dec. 11. The National Zeltung
Is Informed that proceedings have been In
stituted against the Deutsche Tagez Zcltung
for slandering Marschal von Bleberatcln , sec
retary of state for foreign affairs and the
foreign olllco. _ _ _ _
Selioiiviilorr Serlunxly III.
WARSAW , Dec. 11. ( Jpncral Schouvaloft ,
the governor-general of Russian Poland , Is
again pronounced to bo In a critical con
NIMV Clilncxr MlnUtpr Hn Hoiili- .
PEKING , Dec. 11. Wu Ting Fang , the
newly appointed Chinese minister to Wash
ington , started on Wednesday for his post.
KIIIIHIIN ( ' ! ( > llnti-lipr I'diiiul Ili-ail.
KANSAS CITY , Dec. 11. Friuilc W. lieu-
ben , n prosperous butcher of Kansas City ,
Kan.MIH found dead tonight on the Cen
tral nveiiuc bridge neroHH the Knw river ,
with a bullet hole In Ills forehead. Ills
pockets had apparently been rifled , and It
Is supposed to bo a caho of murder by foot
pads. Another theory la that Hucbcn may
have committed suicide , na he had lost
IMX ) thruuKh the failure of the Missouri
National bank nnd had been despondent. It
Is pointed out that hn may havu thrown bin
valuables nway and fired the fatal shot
In jnich n position that hlx pistol would
have dropped Into'tho stream , t
Miivomi'iiU of Ocean Ve nelx , Dee , 11 ,
At Liverpool Arrived Ithlneland , from
Philadelphia ; Campania , from New York ,
Hullvd Cuvlc , for Ni-w York.
At Movllle Arrived Etlnopln , from New
York , for Uhmgow. Balled Anchorla , from
Glasgow , for Now York.
At LondonKallodMobllo. . for Now York.
At New York Arrived California , from
At Rotterdam Balled-Workciidnni , for
New York.
Sailer Went Down in the Night-Timo and
Almost Without Warning.
Wan nn Old nnd .Small Steamer
of the North Herman Iiloyil Line
anil Carried a Heavy I.onil of
CORUNNA , Dec. 11. The particulars of
the losa of the Sailer are still largely con
jectural. No one who was on board at the
tlmo the vessel went down has yet been
found to give an account ot the wreck.
Owing to the fact that there uocma to bo
no survivor of the wreck , there Is little
to fall back on to account for the disaster.
Experts hero look upon the loss of the
Sailer as having been possibly duo to her
having crashed upon the rocks In a fog , as
was the case of the British steamer Drum-
moBd Cattle , which wan lost In Juno last oft
the northwestern extremity of Franco with
250 people. Another theory ot the cause of
the dUwster is that the Sailer's steering
gear may have been carried away while she
was heading around the rocks for Vlllagarcla
and the thus bccamo unmanageable and was
driven upon the reef , which Is about two
and a half miles from land. The passengers
of the Sailer , It Is conjectured , must all or
nearly all have been In their berths In the
e'eorago at the tlmo the steamer struck , and
It Is thought , the great majority of them
wera drowned before they could tumble out
on deck , for no bodies with life preservcro
have been found oo far as known at present.
The Sailer was commanded by Captain
Wcrnpo when she was lost. The steamer
had a general cargo. The disaster occurred
during the dense fog and In very heavy
weather. The Sailer had a fearful passage
from Bremen to this port. Two of her boats
wcro swept overboard by the heavy seas
which heat over her , and she sustained other
damage from the same cause. It Is
believed that about 400 persons perished.
The steamer struck during the night of
Monday last , on a ledge ot rocks about two
and one-half miles off Capo Corobedo on
her way from this place to Vlllagarcla whcro
she was to ship another lot of steerage pas
sengers , bound for Buenos Ayrcs. A largo
amount of wreckage Is reported to have
washed ashore. The search made for possi
ble survivors of the wreck has so far been
unavailing and but little hope Is entertained
of rescuing any of the passengers or.crew.
The Sailer was an old vessel , which the
North German Llovd company had agreed to
sell to on Italian flrm trading between
Italy and American ports , but owing to some
flight disagreement as to the terms the deal
waa not completed nnd the steamer was sent
on another voyage. She was considered In
every way siaworthy and the only reason
thn North German Lloyd company had fnr
tailing the Sailer vas that there were more
modern boats of the same line in readiness
to take her place. Her last trip across the
Atlantic was made In September last , when
she left Baltimore for Bremen , arriving there
safely on September 23. The Sailer was
of 3,000 tona grow register , 351 feet long ,
brig rigged and had a single propeller. Cap
tain Wempo had commanded the Sailer for
a number of years.
The weather was thick and heavy. It was
night tlmo and the Sailer had to run far
enough pouth to clear the rocks off Cape
CdrobedV before starboarding her helm and
heading.southwestgradually.pointing ; jjrj ,
westward and then In a northeasterly direc
tion , iu order to head Into the bay leading
up to Vlllagarcla. But Captain Wcmpe
seems to have been thrown out of his reckon
ing by the fog and rain and to have headed
to port too soon , with the result that ho
failed to clear the rocks below Cape Corobedo
and went down with his ship and all hands.
In the steerage there were about 100 Rus
sians , about C3 Gallclans , about 200 Span-
lards , according to the estimates , allen
on their way to the Argentine Republic
looking for new homes for themselves nnd
families. If the disaster had occurred after
the Sailer touched nt Vlllagarcla the loss
of llfo would have been much greater , as It
U understood there were nearly 100 pas
sengers , men , women and children , awaiting
at that port to embark on. board the Sailer
for Buencw Ayres.
The whole coast In the vicinity of the
scene of the wreck Is being searched for
survivors of the Sailer , and all hope has
not vet been clven UD of picking up some
ono who may be able to give details of the
terrible calamity. The agents of the North
German Lloyd company have been In
structed from Bremen to spare no expense
In searching for the missing passengers and
crow. of the sunken steamer. It Is known
that the Sailer had a pilot 'on board when
she struck. The weather , however , which
the steamer experienced , It described as
being in the nature of a hurricane.
BALTIMORE , Dec. 11. The North German
Lloyd steamer Sailer left this port
September 9 last for Bremen. It
Is not- thought hero that any
changes were made In the list of olll-
ccrs. which nt that tlmo was as follows :
Captain , II. Wempej first , ofllcer , A. Cast-
rlrcher ; second olllcer. M. Mlltlaif ; fourth
ofllber , P. G. Ewccko ; first engineer. J. Sell-
man ; second engineer , G. Rose ; third enal-
ncer. W. Brockman ; fourth engineer. F.
Rabo ; purwr , H. Korck ; chief steward , C.
Capcllo ; chief cook , E. Koch.
LONDON.'Dec. 11. A dispatch from Berlin
to an evening paper says that the Sailer
was wrecked on the night of December 7 , four'
miles north of Vlllagarcla , Spain , and two
and one-half miles from land. The dispatch
further says that she must have broken up
almost Immediately , as parts ot the steamer
have already washed ashore. She had on
board 214 passengers , mostly steerage , and a
crew of sixty-five men. All on board were
The Dally Telegraph learns that the
Sailer was not Insured.
The Dally Mall has a dispatch from Vlgo , ,
Spain , which rays that the Sailer struck at1
8 o'clock on the evening of December ' 7. She
was apparently driven on the lee shore by-
a gale from the westward. This dispatch
says that there wcro 2S1 persons on board
and that twenty-eight bodies have been
washed afhoro and were tenderly cared for
by the Inhabitants.
BERLIN. Dec. 11. A dispatch to the Col
ogne Gazette from Corunna says that whllo It
Is true that the North German Lloyd steamer
Sailor left Antwerp with only 210 passengers ,
she embarked more at various Spanish ports ,
and the correspondent estimates tbo number
of victims of the disaster at 400 to COO.
MARSEILLES , Dec. 11. The boiler of the
steamship Saphallen exploded shortly after
she left Hang Kong recently , killing several
of her stokers , The Saghallcn succeeded In
reaching Saigon.
SWANSEA. Wales. Dec. 11. The .British
ship Sprlngwell. Captain Klnnan , from Liverpool -
pool on December 9 for Galveston , has ar
rived here with two survivors of the German
ship Rajah , of Bremen and Cardli ! on Tucs >
day last for Hong Kong , She capsized In a
gale near Mundy Island at the entrance of
the Bristol channel. Nineteen of the Rajah's
crew drowned ,
Author M > Nlerlonxly D
LONDON. Dec. 12. The Chronicle re
cords the mysterious disappearance In Oc
tober last ot the author , Crachtshorpc. Ho
was staying in Paris and It Is feared that
ho has met with an accident or with foul
Play. _
llainliiinv DnekerM Piuulx GiveOut. .
LONDON , Dec. 12. According to a Ham
burg dlspatqh to the Chronclle , the circles
there In sympathy with the dockers' strike
believe that the battle has been lorn. The
funds are becoming exhausted ,
Ten Tlioiikiiiiil .Starving HIINHIHIIM.
LONDON , Dec. 12. An Odessa dispatch
to the Dally News fays there are reports
there of famine in the Amur districts and
that 10,000 people are oturvlnu there.
Oovprnor Gary of Mnrrljiml In Ur rcil
for Secretary of Interior.
CANTON. Dec 11. Major 'McICInloy spent
the morning at homo attending to his cor
respondence and greeting pleasantly friends *
who called. Ono of the most Important dele
gations which haa been in Canton for eomo
days arrived over the Fort Wayne road at
10:2C : from Washington. H was competed of
a number ot national commtttecmcn of the
south and several congressmen from Mary
land , The party consisted of Senator George
L. Wellington of Maryland , Congressman-
elect Wlmberly of Louisiana and national
commlttccman from that state , National
Commlttoeman George 13. Bowedcn of Vir
ginia , National Commtltceman William
Youngblood ot Alabama ; James Hill , national
commlttccman of Mississippi : W. P. Brown-
low , commlttecman from Tennessee ; Con
gressmen Sidney Mudd , Isaac A. Barber , W.
S. Bnozo and William B. Baker of Maryland ;
Judge J. C. Long , national commlttecman of
Florida ; Jeremiah Connolly , District of Co
lumbus ; Colonel Fred Brackctt , Baltimore ;
G. B. Hamlet , Baltimore , and W. J. Feaga ,
private excretory to Senator Wellington.
They were met at the depot by
Attorney J. J. Grant , vice president
of the citizens' reception committee ,
nnd driven In coacheu to the Hur-
ford house. At 11:30 : they called upon the
prpsldcnt-clect to pay their respects. They
wore ushered Into the south sitting room
nnd a conference ot some .length was held.
After this dinner was takeivnt a hotel and at
2:05 : the party returned east. From con
versations with mcrabera of the delegation
It was learned that apart trom paying their
respects to Major McKlnle'y , one of the ob
jects of the visit was to prtoont the name ot
Governor James A. Gary of Baltimore for a
cabinet place. They say , that Gary Is the
choice ot a majority ot the national com-
mlttcemen of the south of the Mary
land congressional delecatlon. Governor
Gary , as ho is familiarly , culled , was the
Maryland member of the jvitlonal committee
until succeeded by Mr. Wellington. Besides
being active and Influential In politics ho is
Interested In the largest cotton mills and
Industries in tbo world. But not desiring
to specify any particular place In the cabi
net , the delegation say that Governor Gary
Is peculiarly qualified for the Interior port
folio. Major McKlnlcy listened to the good
words spoken in behalf of Mr. Gary , but
made no reply.
Major McKlnley received a telegram from
Chicago announcing the sttfo arrival of his
wlfo and party.
Mrs. Louise Robblns of Adrian , Mich , , was
a caller at the McKlnley residence this morn-
Ing. Mrs. Robblns is coireapondlng secre
tary of the National Council of Women of
the United States and caino to present con
gratulations and good wishes to the presi
dent-elect and Mrs. McKIulcy.
Mr. Samuel Neal Kctit ot Lynn , Mass. ,
presented the congratulations ot the Lynn
McKlnley and Hobart club to'tbo president
R. M. Lee , a member ot'thc Mississippi
state committee , -was a caller this after
noon. !
H. S. Moses and Joseph A. Bour , as rep
resentatives of the Canton .Business . Men's
association , called on Motor McKlnley to
day to consult with him In regard to hav
ing htm the guest of honor at the annual
banquet of the association- , which Is held
early in January. After' considering the
matter and conversing on. kindred topics
It was thought advisable to give all the
people , without regard to business or polit
ical connections , an opportunity to extend
farewell words to Presldeul-clect McKlnlcy
before ho goes to tho' national capital to
bo inaugurated. To tbo end -that ho may
have a parting handshake vMth all who do-
slro it , the reception \ylll lie..held in such
n , manner and at such , u. pVice as will give
the public the privilege ot. taking .leave of
their fellow townsman In M-lnfqrmal a.way
OB. possible.- , . ' ? V ' "f" ' " ' " - '
" Tlio' ' reception 'Lv to \fndcT'tha direction
of the Canton Business' Men's association
and will occur shortly before Major Mc
Klnlcy leaves for Washington. The place
of holding the reception la also undecided ,
but a hotel will probably be chosen.
Congressman James McLachlan of Califor
nia , on his way to Washington , stopped
over to confer with Major McKlnley this
evening. William D. Wln'lom of the Treas
ury department , whoso faiher , the late re
ceiver of the treasury , was a close friend
of the McKlnleys , called to pay his respects
to Major McKlnley this cvcnljig. He Is In
the city on government business.
CHICAGO , Dec. 11. A News Washington
special says : There app'cars to be the very
highest authority for the 'statement that
General Horace Porter of 'New York has
been offered the portfojlo of war In Mc-
Klnlcy's cabinet and has declined It.
COXKY iisi-itT.s THIS"I'or
CiiiniiioiMVPal CiiMiornl Korrllily I2jittN
HlniNi-ir from HIM Tarty.
MASSILLON , Dec. 11. General J. S.
Coxey Issues an open letter to Senator
Marlon Butler today , denouncing "the dis
graced people's party" sold ou."t to "an Issue
so Insignificant as sliver. " "I decline , " he
says , "to help chase rainbows of election
frauds In Ohio , but hpreby announce my
resignation as * a > member of the national
committee. "
He concludes : "I once left the demo
cratic party , and now fnd"that | In order to
be out ot It for sure I must leave the once
grand but now disgraced"people's party.
This Is done In deep sorrow and.wlth the
hope to Join a party to which the hope of
the republic must look for success from
financial and Industrial Ills. "
( iovorncir I.pi'ily Will Ilppiiiiiini'iiil a
flt'iioral CoiixdlliliiHon.
TOPEKA , Kan. , Dec. 11. It Is stated hero
than Governor-elect Lecdy in his forthcom
ing message to the elate legislature will
recommend a general consolidation cf county
government" In the thinly settled districts
of western Kansas , where county govern
ments organized in boom times are now
maintained at a great cxpenre to taxpayers.
It hao even been suggested that the forty
counties lying west of tbo ninety-ninth mer
idian bo reorganized Into but eight counties ,
but It Is stated that the governor's message
will not recommend any specific arrange
ment. The plan la sure' to meet with deter
mined opposition In reanjf of the towns
which would cease to bo'county scats.
I'liuiH of ( iiilil PenincratM.
INDIANAPOLIS , Dec. ll.j-Tho executive
committee of the national uomocratc party
at a meeting today doUga'tHl ' Its powers In
a general way to a subcommittee , composed
of George Foster Peabody ; of New York ,
John S. Bullltt of Pennsylvania and W. P.
Haldcman of Louisville , . This committee ,
two members of which are In the oist , will
ndvloj with Chairman UlynUm. Chairman
Bynum will remove at dnco to'New York.
"Women May Vole lii'Iilalio.
BOISE , Idaho * , Dec. 11. The supreme
court today handed down an opinion In
which it Is held that the equal suffrage
amendment voted on at tharecent election
was adopted and hereafter women will vote
In this tjtnte.
NI-M > Titooi's IIACIC TO M.VI > VII-I-K.
Too Many of Them WITI-
for Cnlia While' Jillo In' Denver.
DENVER , Dec. 11. Orders were Issued to
day for the return or all members of the
National Guard to Leadvlllo for duty. This
applies to eovcral bundled men who have
been at homo on Indefinite leaves -absence ,
and said to bo duo to the facti that over 200
of them are alleged to have Joined a com
pany now being raised In Denver for serv
ice In Cuba , A recruiting office haa been
opened hero for the pa/U tluvo days , and
about COO names have been enrolled.
To HP Shot for KlllhiK Ollleerx.
SALT LAKE , Dec. ll.-At Ilandolph. Utah ,
today Judge Hart ncntcnced Patrick Cough-
Ian to bo shot on December 15 for the lull
ing of Olllcors Da we * nnd Stngir last year ,
The execution will take pluco In Hleh county
near whcro the olllct-ru wcro killed.
Two Deaths Duo to the Disclosures About
POT. 0 , 0 , Brown ,
Mm. Snrnli Cooper nnd Harriet Cooper
Die Together Killer Woman
Prominent In IMilIauthronlc
SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 11. The death
by asphyxiation of Mrs. Sarah H , Cooper
and her daughter , Harriet , this morning
has produced a profound sensation In this
city. No woman in San Francisco or on the
entire Pacific coast was so prominent as
Mrs. Cooper , who had devoted her llfo to
religious and philanthropic work nnd was
actively connected with every reform move
ment. She was a cousin ot Colonel Robert
Ingersoll , with whom , despite their opposite
religious views , she maintained a warm
The Coopers had lived entirely alone except
for a Chinese cook , who had been In their
employ for twenty years. Ho has not yet
been found. It Is expected he can throw
some light on the tragedy.
When the scandal concerning Dr. Brown
was first talked about , Mrs. Cooper stood by
her pastor and expressed confidence In him.
Later developments caused her to change her
mind , and she and her daughter became his
most prominent opponents and accusers
after Mrs. Davidson. Much bitterness In
church circles was engendered by Mrs.
Cooper's statements on the witness stand at
the church trial. Miss Cooper was even
more pronounced than her mother In opposi
tion to Dr. Brown.
This action estranged many old friends and
the suicide ot mother and daughter Is ascribed
to the brooding over the coldness and snubs
of former friends.
There Is no doubt but that Miss Cooper
was responsible for the deaths of herself
and mother. The family physician states
that Miss Cooper had been suffering for
months from melancholia with homicidal
and suicidal tendencies. Her father com
mitted BUlcIdo ten years ago , and two
cousins , nephews of her father , also killed
themselves. Harriet Cooper had made sev
eral previous attempts to cud her life , once
attempting to Jump from a ferry boat nnd
several times announcing1 to her mother
that she longed to turn on the gas at
night so that she and her mother could pass
nway together. Mrs. Cooper concealed her
daughter's condition from all except a few
Intimate friends and had arranged to take
her east soon to place- her In the
care of relatives , hojilng the change might
restore her health. Harriet left a note to
the coroner requesting that the bodies
might not bo removed to the morgue. At
first the coroner refused to accede to the
request , but through the intercession of
many friends the corpses were allowed to
repose side by sldo In the death chamber.
Mrs. Cooper's will , dated two months ago ,
refers to the probability of her early do-
mlso and also alludes to the possible death
of her daughter. All her bequests are made
with the idea that her daughter would not
survive her , as If she anticipated a double
death. U Is known that during the past
few days Miss Cooper attempted sulcldo by
asphyxiation , but was detected b'y hpr
mother. During ; the past three nights Mrs.
Cooper had watched her daughter and It Is
supposed that last night'sho fell asleep .from
UxbaustloiC-IIcr " daughter- then .took ad
vantage of the "opportunity and after turn
ing on the gas lay down beside Mrs. Cooper.
Mrs. Cooper was born in New York sixty-
four years ago and before the war was a
prominent advocate of abolition. She was
In Memphis during a smallpox epidemic
and did effective work as a volunteer nurse.
Two of her children died during the epi
demic. She and her husband worked as
Instructors to the frccdmen after the war
and came to San Francisco in 1870 , foundIng -
Ing the kindergarten system In this state.
She was prominent as a director of the As
sociated Charities , was at one time presi
dent of the Pacific Coast Woman's Press
association , the Woman's Suffrage associa
tion and the Woman's Christian Temperance
union. For twenty years she had been a
contributor to the press , part of the time
being engaged as nn editorial writer on a
local paper. She was especially prominent
In thn Congregational churches of the Btnto
as a delegate to conferences and often oc
cupied iao puipus 01 cnurcncs 01 tnc uo-
romlnatlon. She organized a new denomi
nation and built a new church In an out
side district & few months ago.
Mliilxtrr SI-UN the Ctrl He
Ijiivpil for Olio llrlcf .Moment.
CHICAGO , Dec. 11. "Tho Lord eaves ! Ho
has saved me , of all sinners the lowest ! "
Uttered with fervence , these words rang
from the llpo of a young woman at a Salva
tion Army meeting In Wlllard hall last Tueo-
day noon. As she spoke her eyes wandered
over the llttlo sea of heads bowing In prayer.
At the saund of her voice ono of the heads
turned Involuntarily toward her. A man with
r. pallid face started as though to rise. The
cycy of the two met for a moment and there
was a flash of recognition. Then the man
recovered control of himself. Ho reeumc-d
his goat and tliroueh to the end ot the eerv-
Ice tat with bowed bend and ehamefaccd
mle < n. Few In the audience saw the little
scene. The two were the principals In the
notorious Overman-Brown church trial In San
Francisco , Rev. Charles 0. Brown and Miss
Mattlo Overman.
At the close ft the trial Miss 0\erman
went among the Christian workers and
Joined the army. Henceforth she will be
known as Sister Martha. It was while on
her way to Washington , D. C. , where she
goes to assist Mrs. Emily Waller Barrett
In rescue work , that Sister Martha hap
pened into Wlllard hall. When the meeting
was over she \vcnt out and went straight
to the Anchorage mission , there to address
un audience of young women. Rev. Mr.
Brown , when the meeting wan over , went
his own way and that brief glance during
the services wan their only meeting. What
the clergyman was doing in Chicago no one
seems to know. Shortly after the trial he
left San Francisco and drifted cast to be
lout eight of until his dramatic mpctlng
with the woman whose natno was once
linked with his own.
Dr. Brown , formerly of San Francisco ,
but now residing In this city , gave the
following statement to the Associated press
tonight :
Having business In the Women's Temple
building1 , I HAW thn bulletin of the noon
meeting nnd went In. I took n scat near
the center of the room. Toward the close
of the meeting I recognized Miss Over
man's voice Im'.ilnd me. She had arisen
to give her "testimony. " She wn not on
the platform , as lias been represented. I
wan not surprised nt hearing MlHH Over
man's voice. The San Friinclsco papers
had Informed us of her starting for the
enwt. nnd kncv.vlni , ' her lovii for newspaper
notoriety wo expected that somewhere she
would tlnd opportunity to parade herxelf.
When I heard her voice I turned and looked
at her. She WIIH surprised and manifestly
embarrassed , for she hrautfit her remarks
to n clorc , dropped Into her seat nnd HOOII
after motioned to the worn on who hnd come
In with her nnd they left thn room. 1 did
not leave the room , but stayed till the meet
ing WUH over , I did not In any way mani
fest nny uncnnlncsn. The attempt to show
that 1 wnn greatly disturbed IH evidently
for n Who gnvo that > to the
papers ? Evidently no newspaper reporter
IWIIH there last Tuesday , or It would have
appeared In that evening' ) ) papers. No
newspaper reporter wait observed tBiero.
The payers have printed what Miss Over
man hatf seen fit to give them without the
trouble of Inquiring of mo whether It was
true , MIHH Overman wrote mn from south
ern California H.IVIIIK' tftat Mm. Tnnnell
would make a full alllduvlt In my favor ,
ntllnnlnir , no xhn had provloimly done , that
nil D know nothing against me. If I would
pay well for It , Hut she added that rhn
and Mra. Tunncll wcro surrounded by my
Weather Portend
, Ocncrnlly Fii WaBcr ; Westerly Winds ,
1. Wrylcr Hcturn "I5 Triumph ,
Sailor .Striken n Sunken Hock.
Sequel In the llrnxrn Sciiaditl.
NeliriMkn'fl Cnnh I'nmls Tlcil Up.
2. Civil Service Ilrfnrm Convention.
Whorl Kitten Still Unit Hi-eor.ld.
Proceeding * cif thn City Council.
3. ix | > n ltloii tllll linn Its rnnlt * .
Stnrt Mmlo on thn TnrllT ItiivUlnn.
Opposition to Io\rorn' Funding lllll.
4. Kdltorliil nail Comment.
n. Stnto Institution Needs Aftalittancc.
0. Council Illnn I-ocul Mutter * .
Frppmnn Mystery rows Hn-pcr.
7. Conitncrclnl and I'limnelnl News.
IiitdtVi'ch'n llimlnrtg l c\lcweil.
\VltnenRcn Make ContratniiM Weary ,
t ) . Itedlleld on Itcvomx ! ICeform.
Wllllnmii Dldeumri ( loud Itond * .
KodRO Conntjr'H High .School Cn o.
Den Mollies Olrl'fl Onecr Coniluct.
10. Hits of rpiiilnlno ( limlp.
11. In the Fit-Ill nf Electricity.
IS. "Tho llrrculi'H of Shlaapcoek. "
Notes on Current Literature.
foes , who were ready to pay n large sum
for a Htiitciiu'iH against mo niul Hint thpy
should make up mich iv statement unless
I would pay their price. This In the truth
nboiit hpr having sent for monpy. Her
alleged "confession. " full of awful false-
Iioodsi. Is thp result. Let It bp berne In
nilnil that this young woman came to our
home , appealing for sympathy , professing
then , us she ilocH now , to those upon whoso
conlUIcnco she Is Imposing , that she had
just entered upon a new religious ex ierl-
cnrp. She stixyed several months , a pen
sioner upon our liberality , and afterward
confessed to us\ with tears , that she came
to our homo with tine desire and purpose
of doing1 what she could to ruin us. Hav
ing been In our homo , she i\vnn ready to
tell u story which she proceeded In a de
liberate plot with Mrs. Davidson and Mrs.
Tnnnell .to . make the foundation of black
mail. Let It bo remembered also that this
woman has told four different stories ; that
she testified under oath that her previous
blackmailing Mory against me was false.
Why should nny credence be given to the
word of such a woman ? She has Injured
every person slip has had anything to do
with. Airs. Davidson , hpr bosom companion ,
was put upon the street by the sheriff and
Is now a wanderer. Those who are now
trusting her will .probably be rewarded by
perfidy and falsehood , as wo have bpen.
Wlillo In our home , waiting to give ( her
testimony , she did not hesitate to tell the
most awful rtorles about members of her
own family. She will vilify her present
friends when she has occasion.
Dr. nrown , In conclusion , referred to the
stilcldo of Mrs. Cooper and her daughter
at San Francisco. The Coopers were mem
bers of Dr. Brown's congregation and were
prominent In connection with his trial.
"Mrs. Cooper , " ho said , "was nt the head
of a great work on the Pacific const , and
her death will he a loss to the kindergarten
work in particular. Although Mrs. Cooper
and her daughter took sides with my ene
mies and were my most active opponents , I
have treasured no resentment against them
and have nothing but sympathy for their
friends. "
DUI1UQUE , Dec. 11. Rev. C. 0. ttrown of
San Francisco was In Dubuque about six
weeks ago. cnrouto from Strawberry I'olnt ,
when HIP Northeastern Iowa Congregational
convention was In session at Chicago. The
association , which met to refute the action
of thej Day district , admitted him to fellow
ship. This was accomplished by many of
those who opposed the action re
fraining from voting. Ilcv. Brown came
clandestinely Into Dubunuc and requested
to bo Interviewed. Ho left hero for Chicago
cage and his friends hero Bay they do not
Miow of hU present whereabouts.
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Koilernl Plan 'for iiiiIiume'ft c'HeVorT
volr < o Save Wa te.
DENVER , Dec. 11. Captain Hiram M.
Chlttemlen of the corps of engineers of the
United States army arrived today and called
at the offlco of State Engineer Sunnier to
look over the topographical inapa of Colorado
rado , with a view to selecting the most de
sirable site for a great water storage reser
voir. Captain Chlttcnden's mission Is qne of
extraordinary Importance to the agricultural
Interest of Colorado and marks the com
mencement of federal Interest In western
Irrigation projects. The lilea Is to estab
lish a government storage reservoir or lake
In the mountains on the eastern side of the
divide , which will save huge volumes of
water which now run to waste In the spring.
The project will , when completed , open up
vast areas of now arid region to cultivation.
A start was made last spring when congress
passed the bill authorizing the construc
tion of great federal reservoirs , one In Wy
oming and ono In Colorado. The hill carried
with It an appropriation of { 200,000 to de
fray the expense's of the surveys and other
preliminary work.
"I have about decided that the proper
place to locate the reservoir would bo at
the headwaters of the I'Uttc , " elated Cap
tain Chlttendcn. "Tho Platte Is the great
distributor of water In Colorado and routh-
wcstc-rn Nebraska. I will start out In a few
days anil look over the South Park region ,
but actlvo work cannct be commenced until
the heavy tiiows disappear. "
The American Society of Irrigation Engl-
ncers , holding Ha filth annual meeting In
tlilo city , today elected officers as follows :
President Q , 0. Anderson , Denver ; vice pres
ident , J. S. Dennis , Calvary , Can. ; secretary
and treasurer , J. S. Titoomb , Denver , reelected -
elected ; directors , Elwood Meade , Cheyenne ,
Wyo.j B. M. Hoggs , Tuctnn , Ariz. ; J. S.
Green , Pueblo , Colo. ; nomination committee
for the coming year , B. H. Newell , United
States geological survey ; Q. J. , Roskrudgc ,
Arizona ; J. 11. Llpplncott , California ; S. Robbins -
bins , Montana , and D. W. Iloss , Idaho.
mid Miner * An * Fourteen
C'enlN Apart In ArriuiKlnu ; Scale.
PITTSBURQ , Dec. 11. When the Joint
convention of railroad coal operators and
miners met this morning the rate comint-
tce , appointed yesterday , reported that they
wcro unable to agree. The miners' ultima
tum was 74 cents per ton from January 1
to March 1 , and 79 cents for the following
ten months , while the operators offered CO
cents for the first two months and C3 cents
for the balance of the year.
An exciting discussion then followed , and
the committee was discharged. The conven
tion Is now trying to patch up a temporary
agreement until the conference Is held with
the Ohio operators to fix tliu differential.
If this settlement Is not effected there will
be a general strike Involving 0,000 miners In
this district.
Upon tliu rejection by the miners of a
proposition to work for CO cents per ton
until January 1 the Joint convention ad
journed sine die. The miners then went Into
secret si-scion to take action of ttio offer
made by the operators.
Ilov. lir , Stronil of lliiHton l'ri-iai-
.Sonic IntercHlIni ; KlKurrH ,
HOSTON , Dec. 11. A nummary of Protes
tant foreign missionary work throughout the
world has been prepared by Rev. E , E.
Strond , D. D , , editorial secretary of the
American board. The totals , compared with
last year , show an Increase In contributions
of about $1,100,000. In the United States
tht-ro was a dccrcaio of about 70,000 , The
communicants have Increased by about
04,000. In tliu United States , Canada , Great
Britain , continental Europe. Australia , In
dia , Africa , etc , , there are 207 tocletlcs ,
4,025 stations , H.030 outstatlons , C.33G malu
mlsilonarlcg , 5,075 female mlsilonarlei , CO , .
1C ! native laborers , and 1.221 , 170 communi
cants. The Income In dollars Is flGG1943. !
to Hallway I'aNNi-N ,
BPIUNdFIELD , III. , Deo. II. Tliu Illinois
Htnto grange has adopted u resolution do-
mandliiK that thn lotltdiituro paxH a law
making It it criminal orfi-iisu for nny rail
road to glvt ) or offer public olllclalH pasties ;
ulHo making H u criminal offKiiHu for pub
lic olllclalrt to accept or use PUBSICU.
rioMing Indebtedness Increases While the
Cash Lies iu the Banks.
Money llplntiKlnu ; ( o Hie ( Jrncrnl 1'tinift
Cannot Ili Tom-licit nt Present
niul Volionl Kiiiul CiiNli In
LINCOLN. Dec. 11. ( Spoclal.-Ovcr ) Jl.i
900,000 of state general fund warrants are
outstanding , while nearly JCCO.OOO l supposed
to bo In the hands of the state treasurer
to the credit of the general fund. The
$1,900,000 warrants are drawing Interest at
5 per cent for their holders , while the state
Is at best getting 3 per cent on the $000,000
which ] on deposit In dIKcrcnt state de
positories. This Is the showing which will
bo made when the report ot the state treas
urer Is given to the governor and by him
transmitted to the legislature. It shows n
condition of the state finances which will
require the Immediate attention of the leg
islature and tax to the utmost the Ingenu
ity ot the legislative financiers.
When asked what three figures mean ,
State Treasurer Hartley has replied that
they mean exactly what they show on their
face. "They mean , " he cays , "that , whllo
there Is nearly JCOO.OOO on hand In the
general fund , It Is on deposit with banks ,
from whom the money cannot be drawn
with safety. The showing will go Into the
members of the legislature Just that way ,
and If the members wish to take the re
sponsibility of ordering the money drawn
out of these banks It will rest with them
to do so. "
It seems that this condition of the gen
eral fund Is presented for the first tlmo
In the history of thestate. . Four years
ago , on November 30 , 1S92 , the balance
In the general fund was $18,033.05. Two
years later , on November 30 , 1S94 , thp bal
ance In the general fund was $ SO)10.GO. ! )
This year the balance has mounted to the
enormous figure of $580,000. Two years ago ,
when the state treasurer made his last
biennial report , there wcro outstanding
total liabilities against the balance In the
general fund warrants to the amount of
$577,825.75. This year they have Increased
to the colossal llguro of over $1,800,000 ,
or over three times what they wcro two
years ago.
In the light of these figured the statement
made by Treasurer Hartley In his last re *
port Is extremely Interesting. In that report -
port he says :
"Tho general fund which has been strug
gling with a floating debt of $037.383 , In
creased greatly by excessive appropriations
In 18S1 , and having no relief In a corresponding
spending Increase In levy of taxes , being the
fame nn It was , I , P. , 5 mills , has received
material aid from the Hospital for Insane
fund and from miscellaneous receipts from ,
state olllccrs' < cc < i , United States aid for the
Nebraska Soldiers' and Sailors' home , etc. ,
to the amount of $150,000 , which , together
with the collection by counties of delinquent
state taxes , will , no doubt , clear this fund
fi-om this Indebtedness within a few months.
JL base my calculation * ) on the small appro
priations of 1893 , and the Increased valuation
of property as detailed on the assessment
rolls of the state , which amounts as levied
for taxes to about the minw appropriated. I
am almcat confident that the dcbt'wlirttt
.wiped out inJuno. , ISOOljferat J , . . _ , „ * - .
Treasurer > 'Bqrtleyla ' confl < ] onco1 that the
floating" debt nt the Btnto would bo wiped out
by June , 1895 , docs not ficcm to have been
Justified In tlio light of more recent events.
Instead of being wiped out , that debt neeimi
to have Increased between three and four
fold. And that notwithstanding the fact that
for a good part of It there Is money In the
treasury which should have been paid out
to meet outstanding obligations.
Thcfio disclosures are not the only ones
which will demand the attention of the state
legislature. Thn condition of the permanent
school and university funds will also requlro
consideration. The amount of uninvested
money In the permanent school fund Is sup
posed to bo at present about $ -110,000. Tills
money has been kept In the poracralon oC
the state treasurer , separate from the cur
rent funds deposited In depository banks , and
held by him as subject to his own discretion
In the matter of depositing It. The state
treaburcr has always rsfuced to tell whcro
thld uchool money Is , maintaining that ha
alone Is responsible for Its safekeeping.
Whether this money or any part of It la
also In ba-iks on which It Is not safe to draw ,
has not yet been disclosed ,
ACCUillir.ATinv nw TIIM pitvn
Two years ago there was only $117,313.01
In the permanent school fund , and It wan
expected at that tlmo that this money would
bo Invested under the law In Interest-bear
ing , registered state warrants. This warrant
registration law wont Into effect August 1 ,
1891. and there wcro registered under It up
to November 30. 1891 , $3,149.4S2.'I2. In war
rants , of which amount $2,902.201.21 had
been redeemed. Since this report was made ,
however , Instead of continuing the Invest
ment of these funds In Interest-bearing state
warrants , under a ruling of the attorney
general , the practice has been stopped and
the money accumulated In the hands of the
state treasurer. For that reason the bal
ance in the permanent school fund Is larger
now than It was two years ago.
The Kiiino situation presents Itself In the
matter of the permanent unlvcislty fund.
Of this fund there Is more uninvested money
than Invested money , and the uninvested
portion amounts tcl something like $80,000 ,
the Interest on which has been lost to the
university under the existing management of
the fund. In the estimates of the university
regents for the ensuing 'blcnnlurn , this
monpy Is relied upon as euppng ! ! ono bf
the resources to the extent of tlio full
amount of the Interest at the rate of G per
cent. If this Is to be realized the money
will have to bo Invested , cither In registered
state warrants , or In the other securities
provided by law , and to Invest It It will
have to be drawn out of the banks In which
It U at present deposited.
It Is expected that the treasurer's report
will show that ho has In his possession
between 51,500,000 and $1.000,000 of current
funds , which , added to the $440,000 of school
money , will make a grand total approxi
mating $2,000,000. Of course , from this
must bo deducted tlio $236,000 locked up In
the detunct Capital National bank , arid the
other smaller sums which are held by other
failed banks. This money , with the excep
tion ot the school money above referred to ,
Is supposed to bo on deposit In the utata
depository banks.
The banks which have given hands , and
which havu been designated an state de
positories arc : The American National ,
Commercial National , First National , .Mer
chants National , Nebraska National , Na
tional Hank ot Commerce , Omaha National ,
Union National , and the United States Na
tional of Omaha ; the American Exchange
National , Capital National , and the Colum-
ilan National of Lincoln ; the Adams
County , the Flrtt National , and the German
National of Haitlngs ; tliu Hulfalo County
National of Keuniey , the Flnt National of
Columbii" , the First National of Heatrlco ,
: lie First National of Auburn , the First
National of Crete , the NYliranku City Na-
.lonnl of Nebraska City , and the Suundcra
bounty National of Wahoo. Of tlicsu
; hrcc , namely : tlio Capital National of
Lincoln , the Buffalo County National ,
and the Flrtt National of Heatrlco
are at present In the hands of re
ceivers , with moreor lets state money
In their poviesilon , The bonds which these
Iwnks gave were approved by Governor
Croiinso , and at the time were supposed tel
l > o ade'iuuto to tcciirc all deposits of ntulo
money which might bo mudu In them , U
la not known whether tbo byudi have under-