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Spanish Qovornmant Decides to Try Him by
Conrt-Maitial ,
utterances on that Occasion Give Umbrage
at Madrid.
Officers at All Spanish Ports Ordered to
Demand Explanation ,
Cotirl-Martlal Snlil lo He ( he Uediilt
' ut iv Hint from the State
1. Ileii-irlnifiit at Wutdi-
MADRID , Nov. 5. The pantMi govern
ment , as u result of the deliberation ! ot the
ministers over the utterances of General
IWoyler , the former captain general , has como
to the conclusion to try him by court-martial ,
Co matter where ho lamia , If he confirms the
Accuracy of the prpss rtyortt. of his utter
ances. The commanding officers at all the
ports of the Spanish kingdom have been In
structed to demand of General Wcyler the
moment ho can bo communicated with the
exact tjrms if the speech which he delivered
in reply lo the manifestation at Havana upon
the occasion of his cmbarkaticci for Spain
on Sunday
The steamer Montserratt , on. which General
Weyler sailed for Spain on Sunday , on Wed
nesday , as cabled to the Associated Press ,
reached Cllbarro , on the northwest coast of
Cuba , .vlth' Its engines disabled and may bo
compul'cd ' to rnturn to Havana , In which
case It 'Is not unlikely that there will be In
teresting developments.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 5. The full text of
tlm Spanish reply to the note of United
States Minister Woodford has reached the
State department In the last mail and Is now
iiulcr examination by the officials. So far
as can bo learned It Is not the Intention of
the administration to glvo It publicity now ,
BO that the Interest of the people must be
eatlsled at present with the moro or loss
official statements emanating from Madrid
ns to the chaincter of the Spanish note. H
la expected that the tirwldent will make this
note and the correspondence leading up to It
the basis for one of the most Important
chapters of his forthcoming message to con
gress upon the reassembling of that body In
December nxt , and meanwhile It Is not be
lieved to be probable that any radical change
In policy will characterize the correspondence
between the two countries unless something
unforeseen occurs.
It appears that the determination of the
Spanish cabinet to court-martial General
Weyler , whllo not directly duo to a request
of this government , was probably Inspired
by an Information from the State department
that his utterances were not calculated to
smooth the way of negotiations- Is sur
mised that by thus acting with promptness
the Spanish cabinet has paved the way for a
counter remonstrance against the publications
of ix-Unltcd States Minister Hannls Taylor.
The conditions In the two cases have been
Bald at the State department to be entirely
different. General Wcylcr being a Spanish
larmy officer Is amenable to discipline for an
Interference with the policy of the govern
ment , whllo Mr. Taylor being a private citi
zen , Is not accountable to his government for
hit ) Individual utterances.
ThlH May Help Him to Elfeut 11
\ ' \ I LONDON , Nov. C. The Madrid corrc-
Bpondeut of the Dally Mall , commenting on
the difficulties that confront the Spanish gov
ernment , says :
General Weyler has a largo enough follow
ing among officers of the army , owing to pro
motion or for other reasons , In sympathy
with him to make both the republican and
Carllst parties endeavor to compromise with
him In order to obtain his support. The gov
ernment would be glad to give liberty of ac
tion to demonstrations In his favor with a
view to gauging the extent of his popularity ,
but It tears disturbances of the public peace.
There Is much discontent among the offi
cers at h6me on account of official favor
itism displayed to officers who have returned
from Cuba and the Philippine islands. A
hundred or more officers met hero eccretly
the other nlglu at the Military club to dis
cuss the matter. General Borrea , the min
ister of war , hearing ot the meeting , threat
ened to court martial the participants If It
should bo nece&iary to enforce discipline and
instructed the colonels to warn them per
sonally. The officers promised not to repeat
the offense , but It Is bsllevcd they will con
tinue to hold secret meetings.
Similar meetings have been held at Toledo ,
Barcelona , Vlttora , Saragossa and Logrono.
The Corresponded ! Mllltar published the
facts and advised tlie officers to mutiny It
their wrongs were not redressed. The ed
itors of three newspapers which printed the
news of the meetings have haen arrested and
will bo court martlaled. The Madrid papers
got warning and remained silent.
IlriioUl ) u Xnvy Vnril In Pimhlnu
I'liliiKN llniililly.
NEW YORK , Nov. 5. The Commercial
'Advertiser cays this afternoon ;
"Tho 'Brooklyn ' navy yard la active , and
work on all the war vessels lying at the
wharfs or In the dry docks U being pushed
forward as rapidly as possible under orders
from the Navy department. No ono Eeeir.a to
understand why to much liaate Is necessari
an. ! Inquiries are met with the Invariable
reply : ' " 1s nothing unusual. We are obey
ing orders Issued sometime ago , that Is all ,
Wo always finish work at this station as
rapidly as we oin , Spain' * naval activities
tavo nothing to doltli our Industry,1
"An officer attached to the office of tlie
con.ipanilant ; of the yard repeated this timeworn -
worn explanation today , but added that he
believed some sort of an order had been re-
cclved to urge iho completion ot the two new
vessels which are at 'the yard making prep
arations for their final trials under the
Hoard of Inspection. "
These \essels are the torpedo boat Foote
ud the big battleship Iowa. SlurlH for fiilin.
WASHINGTON , Nov. 5. United States
Consul General Lee has returned to Washing ,
ton ud this morning , before the meeting of
the cabinet , be called At the State depart-
' , n&4 UUr * t tbo White. Houio. M U
department he saw Secretary Sherman ami
also Assistant Secretary Day , 'who had Just
returned to the city from Canton , The
consul general la hero simply for the purpose
of receiving any Instructions that arc deemed
necessary to give him bcforo his departure
for his pst at Havana.
General Lcc , In pursuance with his In
structions , left Washington early In the aft
ernoon on hlfl way to Cuba. This fact Is be
lieved to exhibit the confidence of the ad
ministration In the satisfactory outcome of
the pending negotiations with Spiln.
Senor .IOKP CiinnleJnN Allorrn ItlniHelf
lo lie Iiitert letveil.
NEAV YORK , Nov. 5. The Herald will to
morrow print an Interview with Senor Jose
Canale > is , editor of El Heraldo , whose mis
sion to the United States and Cuba Is ex
pected to glvo him additional weight In the
councils of Spain when lie returns there. The
distinguished visitor soys :
"I have In the first place no official charac-
tcr here , but 1 have spoken and written too
much on Cuban affairs not to believe It a
political and moral duty to determine on the
spot the truth or error of my opinions.
Further , I have the responsibility of a Jour
nal to which I myself contribute and believe
also that the province of a Journal should
not bo alone to fulfill official functions. So
I came to sco the true situation , to make a
confidential report to my friends of the gov
ernment auJ to make use of my Information
In the press and In Iho Cortea. Such ques
tions must bo studied on the spot. So , after
a couple of weeks In New York , I saall sail
for Cuba and visit all the provinces of the
Island. "
"Do you believe the Cuban leaders can be
bought and that gold is mightier than the
sword ? "
"Such a report Is absurd. "
"Do you consider that the recall of Gen
eral Wuyler was tantamount to a total dis
approval of his acts during his captain gen
eralship ? Is General Blanco likely , from
what you know of his reputation , to pursue
a moro vigorous and more merciful policy ? "
"I think that the present government has
never agiead with lue Ideas of General Wey
ler ami everybody expected his recall the day
after the nomination of Senor Sagasta. Mar
shal Blanco and the generals who accom
panied him are resolved to strike hard blows
at the Insurgents , but also to follow a policy
of Indulgence and not to bo 'Influenced by
suspicions and denunciations. As for the
position of the United States , I think that
your country has the right to hold and ex
press Its views on the Cuban problem , but
not 'to go beyond that. It Is the expeditions
and the public actions against the rights of
Spain wh'lch have caused the protests of the
lawyers , of the press and of various other
Spanish elements. To stop them would bo a
good deed and would aid the Spanish gov
ernment In Its liberal projects advantageous
to the development of the moral and ina-
tcrbl Interests of Cuba. "
Tnylor WrlteH n Letter 011
Ciihiui Affair * .
NEW YORK , Nov. 5. The Herald presents
this morning a remarkable letter from
Hannis Taylor , former United States minister
to Spain , in which , after telling of his
stronnous efforts to prevent a rupture of
diplomatic relations between the two
countries during the dark days of the Com
petitor case , he asserts that the ruling classes
of Spain are determined to refuse any con
cessions which would be accepted by the
Mr. Taylor tells how he and Senor Castclar
tried to persuade the late premier , Canovas ,
to offer genuine reforms to the Cubans , as
otherwise Intervention by the United
States must follow Inevitably. Tills was Mr.
Taylor's attitude as a diplomatic repre
sentative , anxious to prevent .war. For a
time he believed , ho says , that the Iron
piemler had yielded , but when the propcsed
reforms were made public , he says , "I saw
that the great man 'trifled with us as If we
wcro children. "
Mr. Taylor denounces "the hollowness and
emptiness of the whole shadowy pretense In
the royal decree of February , 1897 , " and
after discussing what he believes to be the
attitude of Spain's ruling classes , says he
sees no solution of the Cuban problem which
will end the Inhuman strife except Interven
tion by this country.
There are many dramatic passages In Mr.
Taylor's letter , and It makes plain much that
wes dark. 'Mr. ' Taylor's letter concludes as
follows :
In my former article I deliberately
ventured to assert that I am sntlslled ,
after careful Investigation , that the rul
ing classes In Spain , civil , clerical and
military , are resolved , regardless of party ,
to refuse to make any concessions to their
rebellious coIoiIMn aswould meet with
their acceptance I cannot doubt that any
minister -who dares to undertake such a
perilous enterprise will bo at once dis
credited and driven from ofllce , and It will
bo great weakness upon our part to be
misled by any false hopes and promises In
that regard.
Events In the future will demonstrate
that I am right on that point. If General
Blanco had brought with him anything Illcu
autonomy ho would have proclaimed It at
once. His effort , on the contrary , was to
conceal the fact that he was powerless to
glvo any such assurance ,
I am now the advocate of such Interven
tion because 1 am satisfied that Is the only
remaining rrcans by n\hlch peace In Cuba
can ponslb'.y be secured.
FrlemlH of the CaiiHtllolil n 111
MIIKH MeelliiK.
NEW YORK , Nov. 5. Chlckerlng hall was
crowded tonight with enthusiastic Cubans ,
who applauded when the spiakew di > ulirud
that Cuba would never accept reforms from
Spain , that peace can only c.imo af.i-r the
evacuation of the Island bthe Sp.mUli
army and that the Uibai. patriots will right
to the death for t.wir Indepundi'iico , Not
a word of English was spoken during Iho
meeting , over vhlh Toma-i Eatrala Pjlma
presided. Among inn spcakcri were Gen
eral Sangullly , Nicholas HerMla , G. M ,
Garcia 'Moncs ' , Dr. E , L. Deverona , Kmel
Plerro , Dr. Monthalro and M. Decorcss.
Between the speeches Dr. Tayamo read dls-
pitchca from Boston , New Orleans , Galvrn-
ton , Atlanta , Charleston , St. Louis , Chicago
and Tampa. The message from the Cubans
In Tampa said that In reply to Spain's offer
at fiham reforms they would send another
dynamite gun to the Cuban army. Dr.
Tamayo also said that during the past month
the Cubans of New York had contributed
$27,132 for the benefit of the cause.
Ccitrrul llluiu-o 'Will ' I'rire ' the Pro
tection of Property ,
HAVANA , Nov. 5. The proclamation of
Captain General Blanco to the Spanish army
In Cuba , nhlch will soon bo Issued , contains
the usual exhortations to the troops In re
gard to maintaining discipline , etc. , and adds
that property should bo respected and
urges that the utmost energy be displayed lu
( Continued oa Second FaEe-1
Assassin Tries to Shoot the Frasident of
of the Prrnlilciit In
Wonnilod mill MlnlMer of War
.Sinhheil Ho | Serloiinl- Hint He
I IHi- * Soon After.
LONDON , Nov. C. A dispatch to the Times
from Hlo Janeiro says :
At 1 o'clock this afternoon ( Friday ) a sol
dier of the Tenth battalion , which constitutes
part of the local garrison , attempted to shoot
President Moracs with a pistol. The presi
dent was Just landing at the Marine arsenal
after visiting the steamer on which General
Barabarosa had returned from Bahla.
The bystanders frustrated the attempt , but
Colonel Moracs , the president's nephew , was
sftghtly wounded' ' In disarming the poldler.
General Marco Bctsncourt , minister of war ,
then Interfcrrcd and was himself stabbed.
The wound was so serious that he died soon
afterward. The attack caused the greatest
agitation throughout the city.
i Tnalii IH mi Interested Spee-
latur of ( lie ProeeeilliiK * .
LONDON , Nov. G. The Vienna correspon
dent of the Times says :
The- all night sitting was the most disor
derly ever witnessed In any parliament. Some
of the nntl-seiiilte expressions were of such
an Improper character as to defy reproduc-
slon. The most frequent Insult bandied about
was the charge of drunkenness. Three-fourths
of the members appeared to have gone iav-
ing mad. "Liar , " "disgraceful scamp , "
"drunken clown , " "your grandmother was be
gotten on a dung h6ip" and similar villain
ous expletives and cuggestions were common
remarks. Herr Wolff called Dr. Lueger ( bur
gomaster of Vienna ) , "the Vienna thimble
rigger. "
M. Vcrestchagan , the Russian painter , and
Samuel L. Clemens ( Mark Twain ) were In
the visitors' gallery. The former made
sketches of various scenes , and slid he re
garded them as good substitutes for street
fighting and the barricades of former days.
Mark Twain said It reminded him of an
American lynching meeting to punish a "boss
stcalcr , " adding : "I supposed somebody had
been hanged , but I was not there long enough
to make sure of It. " He asked Herr Lecher
to give mtlce of his next twelve hours , '
speech and said he would be there and sit
It out. Herr Lecher took the observation
seriously and replied that ho hoped next
week to repeat the performance and perhaps
to Improve on It.
VIENNA , Nov. 5. The Re-lchsmth , after
another exciting all night session , adjourned
at 1 o'clock this morning until Monday. The
Relchsrath , prior to Its adjournment , adopted
the motion emanating from' ' the supporters of
the government , referring ( be bill to the
budget committee.
ChiirneterlNtle CnnuneiitM oil Xeetl for
CoilHt OefeiiNeN.
LONDON , Nov. G. The Dally Chronicle in
an editorial this morning based upon the
resolution ot the New York Chamber of
Commerce urging the president and congress
to Increase the seacoast defenses , says :
"No doubt If the whole British navy were
recalled from the ends of the earth It might
put a few shells Into Wall street , Into Brook
lyn and even Into Jersey City , but It could
not pass through Long Island sound and it
could never get anywhere near Hell Gate.
Great Britain , however , has something else
to do than to clear the world of her ships
In order to Indict a fine on New York. But
when the Wall street bears want a pretext
for a scare anything conies handy. "
All the morning papers comment on such
"alarmist rumors" as a Wall street dodge
to send prices down. None of them believes
that they should be taken seriously.
HefiiMeN to Permit llKhtN ill Darila-
lu-IICH Till Treaty IN Slmircl.
LONDON. Nov. 6. The Constantinople cor
respondent of 'tho ' Times says :
The Sultan peremptorily refuses to per
mit lights In the Dardanelles or the gulf of
Salonlca until the treaty of peace betwtcn
Turkey and Greece has been signed.
The order of the palacs to tile Porto re
garding the Bulgarian berats U to ' . "sipci izo
and the Bulgarian agent hero threatens to
demand his passports. '
Snlil to He ItenvliliiK Out for IliiHiiiii
mill HiTzeKovlnn.
VIENNA , Nov. 5. Count Coluckhskl , the
Austro-Hungarlan minister for foreign af
fairs , after an Interview with Emperor
Francis Joseph , started this evening for
Monza , northern Italy , to visit King Hum-
/bert. It Is seml-oinclally .asserted that the
visit Is without political Incident , but In eome
well Informed circles Iho visit Is considered
a special mission to the Italian government
with a view to getting Us opinion In regard
to the annexation to Austria of 'Bosnia ' and
Herzegovina. i ,
Inquiry Into tlie C'ulllxlou.
MONTREAL , Nov. 5. The Yantlc-Cana-
dlcnnc pilotage Inquiry was resumed today ,
Colonel Murdoc conducting the case for the
Yaii'tlc. ' The lookout man In the Canadlenno
admitted that when he saw the Yantlc's red
lights ho did not report It. He recognized
that a collision was Inevitable and ran aft
for safety. Pilot Pcrrln , with Lieutenant
Parker , U. S. N , , were examined , and said
that If the Canadlenno had not put its helm
to port when It did the boats would have
cleared , A , R. Angers , who appeared for the
Canadlenne , In cross-examining the wltnesn ,
gat him to admit that ho only saw the
Canadlenno's green light , and that being e >
It should be going on one of the four courses
leading away from , the Yantlc. The inquiry
will close tomorrow.
I1U l < 'iiinlly .Mnrilerfil ,
MONTREAL , Que. , Nov. D. A quadruple
murder Is reported from Rawdon , Montcalm
county , province of Quebec , The victims arc
the three daughters and one son of Mr. Nully ,
a farmer , who , having gone on a visit
Wednesday morning , found the children mur
dered when he returned home. The girls
were IS , 1C and 14 and the boy 10 years old.
Thrco Urge parties are hunting the woods
for a tramp who Is supposed to bo the mur
Willet Hi' llciireNi'iitril ,
LONDON. N v. 5 , Great III Hair , has de
clined to take part lu the Florida fisheries
conference. The United States ambassador ,
Colonel John H y , r o lY i a polite note
from the foreign offlce today enylng that her.
majesty's government Is greatly Interested in'
the object of the conference' but regretted
Its Inability tosend n'n olQclal representative
to toke part In It. ,
HlK Shotv to He. llrlil In Connection
Tvllh the Orcnt Purl * Knlr.
PARIS , Nov. 6. At , the request ot the
colonial representatives In the Chamber of
Deputies the governmenthas decided to liolJ
a big colonial exposition at St. Cloud In con
nection with the great exposition ot 1900.
Arrlil l Appeal Attain.
LONDON , Nov. 0. According to n dis
patch to the Times from Maldan , In the
Maldan valley where Sir William Lockbart'a
column Is now encamped , It Is rumoroJ there
that the Afrldls have made a fresn apD < Mite
to the ameer of Afghanistan before snaking
submission to the British.
Itheiilnh MlMNliiiinrlpN Mnrilereil.
BERLIN. Nov. G. The Cologne Volks
Zcltung announces that two Ilhcnlsh mis
sionaries , Noes and Hvnlc , have been
murdered In. the fcouthcrri part of the Chinese
province of Shan Tung.
"Flrftf Horn" Proven Kiillnre.
LONDON , Nov. G. "the First norn , " hav
ing proved n failure. wlU bo withdrawn from
the Glebe theater tomorrow and Iho whole
company , after six performances , will return
to America.
' \VIII SiiNiientl tiiiUr * oil Cuttle.
HAVANA , Nov. -The'decree abolishing
Import duties on cattle will-be enforced from
November 10 to January It ) .
IleMlNt * ShotH from
mid Wliiehc-Hter Hllli'N.
NEW YOUK , Nov. 5. Apubllc exhibition
was given In the Twenty-ninth regiment
armory In Brooklyn tolay ( by W. Leonard
Foote , Inventor of "tho bullet-proof autody-
namlc armor , " and was > vltnet > sed by several
foreign officials and others Interested In
armor. A Winchester and a Krag-Jorgcns n
rifle \\erc used In the test and a block ot
the urmor about two and a half Inches thick
was used. A number of bullets were flred
at It , but In no case did any of them go
through or leave a mark of entrance.
Mr. Foote , previous to the exhibition , stated
that a similar material had been used three
years ago , but since that tlmo It had been
Improved. It Is now perfect , according to the
Inventor , who says that It IB cqua llu re
sistance to a three-foui ths Jlnch gun shield
of hard steel and docs not require the same
amount of care to keep it Horn rusting or
scaling , as steel does. It Is lighter than
steel , weighing less than half -as much.
Previous to the test of Jlr.'lAjoto's material
a Krag-Jorgensen Tlfie was used on a one-
fourth Inch steel'plate. . The bullet
went throughIt , as It also did
through Hfty , pine boards eight feet
thick. lu the case , o't the In
ventor's material the bulletfmm the Krag-
Jorgcnsen rifle penetratecS 'butafter it did
so the hole closed citt'lreMV' 'leaving an un
broken surface , the bulliyiemalnlng In the
shield. The WlnchesterjjlmUet failed to
penotrate. Mr. FcotA ifften'tho tCBtvuaa
been pronounced a success , -mated that his
Invention Is about fid per cent lighter in thb
ratio of resistance 'tban'stccl ' for ship's armor.
When penetrated by bullets the hole close's
up , thus keeping out Iwater. The material
being nonmagnetic , according to the In
ventor , It Js especially valuable for use on
the 'bridges ' of naval vessels for shields.
Count Goetzeu , a military attache at Wash
ington , and General D. T. Merwago ot the
Russian navy , were present at the exhibi
Simply Confined to UlH Hotel with a
Ilnd Cold.
NEW YORK , Nov. 5. A rumor that Rich
ard Croker was dead was Jn circulation In
all quarters of the city from early lu the
morning until late this evening. It also
spread throughout the country , and Inquiries
as to the truth of the report were received
from points as far distant as San Francisco.
The Tammany leader simply has a slight cold
and will probably bo well ' .enough tomorrow
to start on a trip ta VlrgMi\la. \ He Is at the
Murray Hill hotel and did not leave his room
today. Ho had a chill Tuesday night at Tam
many hall and on Thursday complained of
not feeling well. Prof. William F. Flurcr of
No. 709 Fifth avenue was ealled In and said
Mr. Croker was suffering from a slight stomach
ach trouble and was not In danger. John
C. Sbeeban , Nathan Straugs and Andrew
Frcedmau had chats with.Mr. Croker this
afternoon. He Is able to sit'up In bed and
and did not think It worth while to Inform
his < wlfo and children of his Indisposition.
At the Murray Hill hotel tonight It was post ,
lively stated that Mr. Croker Is recovering
from his cold and stomach trouble.
Victim of Hit * Ileveiifte of I'ujillx
Whom lit * I'nnlNheil.
SEDALIA , Mo. , Nov. D. James Allen ,
teacher In a school at Wbealland , Hickory
county , was beaten to death yesterday by
his pupils. As a punishment for misconduct
Mr. Allen kept several boys' after school was
dismissed last night. When released the
youths went away iingry , and later , as the
schoolmaster was on his waV homo , they
uuylald him , pelting him w'ltli stones and
clubs. Mr , Allen was knee-Kepi down and his
skull crushed. Ho did not r galn conscious
ness and died this mornlnc ? The you11m
have been arrested.
, . _ , _ - , _ - _ _ , * *
Preiuirliiic to Pnrtli-hiillf In ( he
TrilllNllllNNlHHlllIll EXIIOMltlOII.
NEW YORK , Nov. 6. The'commlssloners
appointed by Governor Grlggs'to represent
New Jersey at the Transmltalaslppl and In
ternational Exposition to be held at Omilia
from Juno to November , 1898 , " met lu Jersey
City today and elected th'o following olllcero :
President , Colonel Robert Mitchell FloyJ ;
treasurer , Hon. Ellsha Gadijls , Now York ;
secretary , E , C. Hazard , : of ' Shrewsbury.
Colonel Floyd will visit , the Various boards
of trades and manufacturers to stimulate
Interest In the exposition and In tilt Now
Jersey display.
MoteiiientM of Oeenii * VrmteU , Aov , fi.
At New York Arrived Edam , from Am-
Hterdnm ; Fuerat Bismarck , from Hamburg ;
Campania , from Liverpool.
At Queenstown Arrived Lucanla , from
Nuw York , for Liverpool.
At Ix > ndon Arrived Mississippi , from
New York ,
, At Bremen Arrived Karlsruhe , from
New York. _
At Hamburg Arrived Columbia , from
Nuw York , via Plymouth and Cherbourg ;
Pennsylvania , from New York.
At LIverpDOl Snllr-d Normadle , fro.-n New
At Copenhagen ArriVHl Hekla , from
New York.
At Nupli's-.Salled-Kms. for New York.
At Genoa Arrived Werra , from New
York. .
Both Parties Keep Their Eyes Fiicd on
the Oonnt.
IteiiiililleniiN XIMV Claim 74 Memhern ,
While They Conn-ile 7 < t lo the
Dpiiioornti nnil Count One.
, Doubtful.
COLUMBUS , 0. , Nov. G. The Ohio legisla
ture stands seventy-four republicans , seventy
democrats and ono doubtful on the ofllclal
returns received \ip to tonight , with a dozen
or more of the eighty-eight counties very
close. There have been no material changes
except In Wood county , which Is claimed by
both parties. There have been no unusunl
proceedings before the returning boards of
any of the counties except that of Wood , al
though both parties have had Ihclf repre
sentatives and attorneys In the county seats
wherever the vote was close.
Chairman McConvlllo ot the democratic
committee has not changed his Idea of a dem
ocratic majority on Joint ballot and will not
do eo till the ofllclal returns of all counties
are In. McConvlllo and others at democratic
headquarters went to Cincinnati to confer
with Mr. John R. McLean and other party
leaders regarding the contests tint are to be
made In the clcso counties.
Chairman Nash Insists tonight that the
legislature stands seventy-five republicans to
seventy democrats and that the majority on
Joint ballot will not be less than live. Ho
eays he Is tonight satisfied with the situation
In Wood county. What he feared wcs that
the ofllclal count might wipe out the small
republican plurality In that county. Since
the face of the ofllclal tally shows a plurality
of 31 for the republican representative , Judge
Naeh eays he is willing and ready to have
any court pass on the case. He SAJ-S that no
law provides that the members of boards of
election commissioners can go behind the re
turns and the supreme court has held that
they have not ministerial power and cannot
hear evidence or use their discretion In
throwing out any votes. That Is left to the
courts and to each branch of the legislature
In passing on the credentials of Ha members.
In Wood county today Norrls , the repub
lican candidate for representative , cited a
protest against the board counting the votes
of Freedom township because the ballots had
been tallied In blockf of five. This precinct
gave Norrls 151 and Mwrs , the democratic
candidate for representative , 263. If the vote
of the township had been thrown out It would
have tncrcBbed the plurality of Norrls by 112 ,
but It was counted. The republicans Insist
that Norrls will be declared elected in Wood
county and that the legislature stands 75 to
It Is learned here tonight that counsel for
both itho demofcrato | and the republican com
mittees at Bowling Green today expected to
submit the Wood county' contest to the clr- (
cult court and the lawyers on both sides went
to Toledo for that purpose. The court will
bo asked to decide whether the election
board can go behind the returns. Informa
tion has been received at republican head
quarters of protests to the Soldiers' home
vote at Dayton on the ground that the voting
precincts were not In the proper place. If
that vote should bo thrown out the dem
ocrats would gain two representatives from
Montgomery county and ono senator , enough
( on the claims of the republicans ) to make
the legislature stand 73 democrats to 72 re
publicans on Joint ballot. Chairman Nash
says there are about forty precincts In the
state where these technical points on the lo
cation of the polls can be raised.
It requires seventy-three votes , or a ma
jority of all the 145 members , to elect a sen
ator on Joint ballot. With only seventy-four
representatives In the legislature , the death
of a republican member or a republican va
cancy from any cause would leave the bare
majority , and If Wood county should elect
a democratic representative there would no
doubt bo startling developments at once In
at least two other counties. The proposed
legal proceedings arc believed to bo In
atatu quo waiting the completion of tbo ofll-
clal canvass of the vote In Wood * county.
There are ten counties in the state that give
a plurality each of lese than 100 on their re
spective legislative candidates , and of these
close counties the parties are almost equally
the beneficiaries. The republicans claim the
following pluralities In three counties that
have been most hotly contested : Delaware ,
29 ; Noble , 85 ; Wood , 25. This te a total of
139 plurality for representatives In the three
counties. A change of seventy votes prop
erly distributed would have changed the
Ohio legislature to seventy-three democrats
apd seventy-two republicans and perhaps
have changed the political complexion of the
United States senate. U Is what Is at staka
as well as the close shave that causes the
managers of both parties to fight It out with
every possible effort that can bo made.
There were over ono million votes cast In
Ohio last year , and It wan estimated that
( hero were 900,000 votes cast last Tuesday ,
of which the deciding seventy votes i an
Infinitesimal per cent. In Hocking and Vln-
ton counties the democrats elect their repre
sentative by a plurality of ( seventy-five and
by about the same plurality In Van Wert
county , whllo In Summit county the demo
crats elect two representatives on pluralities
that are said to bo on cloao as those ot Wood
and Delaware counties. The republicans as
sert that a change of less than 200 votes
would give them four moro representatives
In the counties of Summltt , Van Wert , Hock
ing , and Vluton.
The only trouble reported from the boards
making the ofllclal returns yesterday were In
Noble and Wood counties , and those were
simply animated discussions , These ofllclal
counts are proceeding In the same
counties today. No disturbances are
apprehended anywhere , but both sides
will fight to a finish before the
returning board , then In the courts , and
finally In the organization ot the legislature.
Since the republican plurality on Uio state
ticket has approached 29,000 no Interest Is
taken In those returns ,
Information was received at the state head
quarters of both parties this afternoon that
the republicans claimed the election of their
representative In Wood county by twenty-
eight , and the democrats claimed their man
had a plurality of fourteen. When the board
of electors look Its noon recess at Bowling
Or ecu the two democratic members of the
board of elections refused to sign the ofllclal
canvass of the vote ofVool county unless
the vote of on > 3 precinct In Center township
uas thrown out. The vote of this precinct
makca a difference of forty-two votes on the
Wood county representative. If It Is counted
the republican representatives will have a
Torfcnst for Nf
Fair ; Wnrmer ; Variable Wlnils.
1 < Court Mnrtlnl AwulU Wejlrr'n Coming
Attempt on I.lfn of TreOdpnt Mor.trfl ,
OliluV Count Will Itriirh tlm Court * .
Cnnnda Conic * Into Hrnl Conference ,
Q. Hrpnrl of 1'omlon CommUfllnmtr Hum * .
October Wntthrr nncl tlio I'nrmor * .
3. rimrmncy llninl Sot * i I'rpcoilont.
8nlll\An'd IMtirntlty Alioiit Settled.
Tntlier of Donne College.
4 , IMItorlnl nncl Comment.
A , Nonunion Carpenter * Itusy nt Work.
Miuilelpat ilmlRet Step Out.
Itiitlnmil Humor Cre.itei Kteltemont.
0. Council HIiifTit l.nrnl Mutter * .
AiTalm nt South Onmlm.
\\\K \ I'orcn of Miners nt Work.
7 , T'lniinclnl Itevlmr of tlm Week.
Kow O\er Foot Hull In town ,
Worry About Omnlm Bridge. Tolln ,
H , Smyth Iteiuly for the Seeomt Trlnl ,
10. HIU of Feminine ( lomlp.
11. Coiinnerclnl mill t'hmiirlil Newit.
IS. "Tho .Mlnnlni ; I'rlncn. "
plurality of twenty-eight , and If It Is thrown
out the democratic representative will have
a plurality of fourteen.
The county scat ( BowJIng Green ) Is located
In Centeil township. The precinct In dispute
Includes that portion of the township outside
the corporate limits of Bowling Green , but
for the convenience of voters the polls were
located In Bowling Green. Just across the
prcclnrt bouridary. The voting place Is In
the proper township , but not within the pre
cinct , and It has been in the same phcc
foi" five years without the legality of the lo
cation ever being questioned before.
The ofllclal returns from Delaware county
glvo the republican representative a plu
rality of thirty Instead ot twenty-nine , ns
claimed last night.
Hon. Charles R. Kurtz , who was chair
man of the republican htate committee In
1S9G and 1S95 , says there Is nothing what
ever In the talk about certain
republican members of the leg'slsturo
combining \\lth the democrats to
elect Goveinor Ilushncll or any other man
senator In place of Senator Ilnnmi , who was
endorsed by tno last republican state con
vention for both the short and the full terms
for senator. Mr. Kurtz says no republican
member could afford to bolt the caucus nom
ination and he does not believe that a single
republican member could be found who
\\ould go Into such a combine. As Chair
man Kurtz was defeated for re-election us
chairman by Senator Hanaa and admits he
Is unfriendly to the senator himself , this
statement Is1 believed to be the 'last ' that
will be heard of the combine against Hanna
as the republican Eenatorlal nominee. At *
republican state headquarters the reports
have never received any credence. They
state that If they arc assured of a safe ma
jority on Joint ballot they have no doubt or
concern as to what that majority will do.
TOLEDO , O. , Nov. 5. The close vole In
Wood county on the election of a representa
tive to the legislature has resulted In a con
test which was begun in the circuit court
hero today. The ofllclil count on the vote
for representative gives Norrls , republican ,
1,842 , and Mears , democrat , 4,811 , thus giving
Norrls a plurality of 31 votes.
Nominee Mears protested the vote of Cen
ter township on the ground that voters ot the
township outside of Bowling Green went out
of their precincts to vote. The question was
argued before the supervisors. This morning
the board heard final arguments and divided
politically , two and two , on the question of
admitting the vote of Center township. In
such an event the law provides that the mat
ter bo referred to a Judge of the circuit
court , so the case was brought hero , and
submitted this morning to Circuit Judse
Parker. Congressman G. E. Burton of Cleve
land represented the republicans and Frank
Baldwin of Bowling Green represented the
democrats. The hearing was held at cham
bers and the arguments resolved themselves'
Into a mere statement of the facts and the
rights of an election board to establish a voting
ing booth In a convenient place. Decision
was reserved until tomorrow.
SerloiiH I.eKiil ControverHy ArlxeH In
SonierHi't County.
PRINCESS ANNE , Md. , Nov. G. There Is
a scrloui legal controversy among the super
visors of election of Somerset county over
the vote cast on Tuesday , J. S. Stanford , the
democratic member , having refused to sign
the certificate of election because ot certain
Irregularities In the tally shoots and ballots
In that the Judges .of election lu several
Instances failed to sign the former , and at
least 500 of the latter wcro counted In splto
of the fact that they were not endorsed with
the Initial ot ono of the Judges as required
by law. The republican supervisors , upon
advice of counsel , decided to disregard these
apparent Irregularities , whereupon Mr. Stan
ford , who had 'been elected secretary ot the
board , withdrew. The other two then re
organized the board and Issued subpoenas to
the Judgw and clerks of the various pre
cincts to appear before them en Monday to
make the necessary corrections In the tally
sheets. Mr. Stanford thereupon entered a
protest , claiming that the whole course of
the board Is Illegal and the question Is likely
to bo taken Into the courts , where an at
tempt may bo to throw out the un
marked ballots and reverse the result of tliu
late election , In which event Somerset may
go Into the democratic Instead of the repub
lican column ,
( olil neinoui-nlN Will I'emerere.
ST. LOUIS , Nov. 5 , The members of the
state committee of the national democratic
party have determined to maintain thc-lr
organization In MUsourland contlnuo the fight
along educational lines. Ta this end perma
nent headquarters will bo established herewith
with Secretary L. R , Wlllloy In charge. H has
been decided to put up candidates for every
office at every election hereafter.
Illuuk IIIIU COCK I'oiinllKl.
RAPID CITY , Nov. 6. ( Special Telegram. )
The Black Hills has gone populist , In the
Eighth circuit Moore Is elected by 350 ma
jority ; In the Sovo Ui Mcfleo has 280 , with a
few precincts to hear from.
ShoolliiKT Allray In ArUnimn * .
LONOICE , Ark. , Nov. G.-Jotnes Conley , a
prominent cotton planter , and W. P. Booo
of the firm of W. H. llooo & Bon became
Involved In a dispute- over u settlement to
day , when both of them drew revolvers
and Hhot. Conlc-y wns xliot twice In the
back and both lunga wcro plt-rcid. He can.
not live through tliu nlg'nt. Booc U In jail.
Oanuck Officials Dccido to Attend the Boring j
Sea Conference. |
Sir Louis Davis , Minister of Fisheries , Will
Accompany Him ,
Investigation at First Intomloil to Bo
Limited to Exports.
They UeKiiril I.nnrler'H Comlnw am
. \ITorilliiK ; mi Opportunity to
DUeiiNM the ( lueNllnii .Vlonir
llroiuler Miie * .
WASHINGTON. Nov. G.-A now phase of
the Bering sen negotiations developed today
when the State department was advised that > J3
Sir Wilfred Latirlcr , premier ot Canada , and
Sir Louis IMvIs , minister of marine and fish
eries In the Liurlcr cabinet , would como |
hero early next week to take part lu the
negotiations. Later In the day n dispatch
from Ottawa reserved apartments for Sir
Wilfred and Sir Louis and party at the
Shorcham beginning next Tuesday evening.
The British cmb-gsy was not advised , however -
over , and It was understood that the British
foreign ofllco was equally unaware of the
fact that the chief olllclals of Canada would
eomo to Wnihlngton to treat In person on
the subject. Up to this tlmo the British
authorities had stienuously Insisted that the
Bering sea meeting was to be confined
strictly to an exchange of "technical Information
mation ) between experts , " and they have re
sisted any largcr consideration of the sub
ject which would Involve general principles.
| Lord Sallsbmy'a letter to Secretary -Sherman . |
carefully limited tlu > , meeting to one of "ox- I
| pcrta , " and In execution of this Prof. Thompson -
, son was named as the British export and
Prof. Macoun as the export of Canada , 1 | |
Notwithstanding this .strict limitation
adopted at London , the two chief olllclals
of Canada will eomo to Washington prepared
ta discuss the subject from a much broader
standpoint than any thus far conceded In
London. How fiir they \\lll ho able to treat
concerning Bering sen , reciprocity or other
subjects Is a question of Interesting con
jecture. The State depa-tnunt Is much grat-
lllert at their coming , us It Is felt to offer
the first prospect ot considering the scaling
.question on broader llnfs ? than herotiJfore.
Sir Wilfred Lnurlsr Is regarded as the head
of that element In Canada favorable lo the
most cordial relations with Iho Unltdd States.
The liberal party , of which he Is. tlie leader.
came Into power on the Issue of closer com
mercial roMtlon with the United States.
The conservative party reblsted this as tend
ing touaid the annexation of Canada to the
United States and as disloyal to the mother
country. Sir Wilfred not been an annex- 4J
atlonlst , but has favored the most liberal
trade arrangements with rae United States.
Heiotoforo his efforts and those of his party
associates toward securing a reciprocity
treaty with the United States have been
unavailing , but within the last few days
the State department has Intimated that It
would view with favor negotiations for reci
procity between Canada and the United
States. The coming of Sir Wilfred at this
tlmo IB therefore of more than usual Interest ,
not only In Its bearing on Bering sea nego
tiations , but also In connection with Canadian
OTTAWA , Ont. . Nov. 5. Sir Louis Davlcs.
minister of marine and fisheries , said loday *
It Is quite possible that Sir Wilfred Laurlcr - | |
and himself may discuss the question ot reci
procity next week. The alien labor low will
also como up for consideration.
CniuiekH Are AiixloiiH.
OTTAWA , Out. , Nov. & . It Is said at the
Fisheries department that the scaling counsel -
sol , Prof. Thompson , has been asked from -
Ottawa why It Is ho has not come hero and | J
his reply was- that his Instructions- from cfl
the homo government were to proceed to
Washington. Great fears are expressed In
ofllclal circles that Prof. Thompson has fal
len a victim to the wiles of politicians at
Washington and has committed Great Brit
ain to a certain line of action with refer
ence to the conference with which It was i
understood Canada and Great Britain would , .
have nothing to do. *
Colorado Senntor IletiiniH from III *
Trip lo l nroie.
NRW YORK , Nov. G. Senator Wolcott ot
Colorado and General Charles J. I'alne , two
of the monetary commlssloiieiH appointed by
President McKlnley to confer with European
governments concerning tlm feasibility of es
tablishing International bimetallism , readied
hero tonight on the steamer Campania. The
other commissioner , former Vice President
Stevenson , will return on a later vessel.
Senator Wolcott asked to be excused from
saying anything of his mission abroad , flo
was much Interested In the news of the re
cent elections. He'awkfd some questions about
them , but made no comments. CJeneral IMIno
also declined lo speak of his Hiiropean trip ,
Senator Wolcott will remain here for two '
days and then go to WaHhlngtoii ,
Charlru D. Lane , chalrnun of the national
silver rn'ty. , was al o a passenger. Ho lias
been tij Kurnpc on a pleasure and business
trip. Referring to the trip of tliu commlo-
slnners , Mr. Lane said ho had not expected
anything better from Iho European govern
ments. They were against hlmi'telllsm , but
he was of the opinion that the people ot this
country would eventually adopt It independ
ently of Iho Kuropcan powers.
coM'iDHxriwo MAX PUT A WAV.
mien Peelc Hi-iiti-ni-c-il lo Five Venn
In Prlmin.
NBW YORK , Nov. C , Ellen I'cck , who'baa
been known for years as the queen of confi
dence women , was today hentcnced to five
years In prison. She was convicted last week
of the larceny of J1.200 worth of Jewelry
from Christopher fllnl of thin city , AH ee- , j
curlty she gave the Jeweler- $1,000 bond ,
which proved to be worthies * . Mrs. Peck
has been In prison before , Shu first came to
the notice ot the authorities In connection ,
with tbo swindling of Uabbltt , the soap man- i\ \
ufacturtr , out of nearly $1,000,000 , Later on
eho succeeded In duping Claua Colurnbaln , *
notorious forger , out of considerable money ,
and to get him out ot the wuy betrayed blot
to the police.