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THE OMAHA UNDAY
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871 , OMAHA , sins DAY JA AIIY u , isoy TWENTY PAGES. SLNGliU PIVE CENTS.
GOMEZ STILL UOPES
Thinks the Independence of Cuba One , of
SAYS PEACE V/ILL / COME BEFORE A YEAR
Insurgent .Forces Now aa Strong na the
. Spanish Detachment.
MORE VALIANT IN A RIGHTEOUS CAUSE
Cuban Leader Declares that Ho Will Not
DECREE PROMULGATED TOO LATE TO SAVE
Commniiiler-ln-CIilrf of tlic ItiHiirffcnt
Ariiilc * lllictiHKi'H In Detail
thu Situation in "
; - , I , Cubit. ; , ,
( CopyrlRht , 108 , by Press PublUhlng Company. )
HAVANA ( .via Key West , Fla. ) , Jan. L
( Now York World Cablegram- Special Tele
gram. ) General Maximo Gomez gave mu on
December 23 his third , and possibly his last ,
statement of the conditions , hopes and plans
and probabilities of the Cuban CIUMC. He
was at his headquarters at Majugua , a beau-
itlful stock farm near Arroyo Arena. Seated
In his hammock , as Is his custom , he talked
Spanish to nio , and I wrote notes In English.
Chlct of Staff Bossa , "sitting next to > our
correspondent , retranslated the notes to
General Gomez and ho signed them. The
first question naturally was regarding au
"It U too late , " decl'ared ' the Cuban com-
minder In chief. "Frankly , 1 realize that
\ V nlUicugh there are strings to some Impor
tant provisions of the decree , autonomy Is
a tremendous stride In advance 'by ' Spain ,
end clcso 'to genuine rule of , for and -by the
people. Three ycara ago It would have
avoided war. It might have been accepted
two years back , when wo reached the ratcn
of Havana , but not now ; no , not even It
Cfjialn should glvo up to us everything but
Its Hag. " ( ft
"But Secretary Dupuy do Lome has said
that Spain would even permit n flve-polivted'
star In the Spanish flag for New Cuba , , " I
Gnncral Gomez thought a moment , then
went on : "If Spain will go that far , then
wo can wait its willingness ito change Its
colors ns well. We are still disposed pay-
many millions for the privilege of stopping
'bloodshed ' , .but . there must bo no halt way
measures. We tried them at the cud of the
"I don't regard the concession of autonomy
s.olcly as a proof ot Spanish weakness.
Spain still counts resources to carry on the
war a long time. Autonomy always was
inoro or Ices the idea of tbo liberal party.
The death of Canovns and -the failure of
Woylcr simply gave the liberals more power.
They made the error of thinking that the
Cubans were wavering. Now they shoulJ
ibo undeceived. It Is a long time slnco au
tonomy was promised. All _ the Cuban sol
diers fully understand It. The Havana news
papers como here freely.
EFFORTS TO BRIBE OFFICERS.
"Attemp's have been made to bribe olmoat
every Cuban leader. Result , not one Im
portant surrender ; no Increase in prracntudos ,
ovm according to the Spanish otllclal fig
ures , aud I think all who thought of surren
dering have surrendered.
"Spain cannot do more than proclaim. It
canuo : IHVO electlccis. There will be no one
to vae. It will bo a farce. With t'he ' armed
volunteers voting as conservatives In a body ,
rubld 'Spaniards ' would Tie elected. Whit
kind ot autonomy would tliey administer ?
ItoJlly theru la no autmomist party. Blanco
had to rarsack the Unl'cd States and Europe
to ( kid enough men of any name to occupy
Kovernniemtal posts. They had not courage
enough to como out hero and flttot , nor to
remain on the Island even to .alk. They are
no stuff for rulers hi troublesome times. A
handful of real autonomies arc t'he ' most pit
iable inon ullvc. They are like llttlo boys
who have leog and longingly yearned for an
uuToicliable apple. Bad boys with bean-
ehooicrs knock the apple douci , but , behold ,
the apple la a Red oa apple , cud tuicis to
uust In the geol boys' mouths. "
"General Gomez , " I Interrupted , "you are
eovcroly criticised in the United -States for
hanging people who come to your forces to
talk autonomy. "
The ( lory old general's eyes blazed. "That
Is wrtcig and unjust , " he resj/ondod. "First ,
such nun are bulged , not by personal Hat ,
but under a recent law lapsed by cur gov
ernment. Second , iiio one has bcn lianged
wio came merely to talk autonomy onlj
ihcso who came to buy It. It Is uot dlwun-
clon of the qucstlen wo wish to avoid , but
bribery. Were this not so your o\\n neck
would lie in great danger. " Qcncn 1 G-cnu-z
smiled , "Ami if jou had mentioned money ,
or custom house poulticed , or advanced any
autuiomlcal argument ot that species , you
would have decorated a guslmat tree ten-
minutes later. It would bo our worat powlblo
rollcy to attempt to eihoke off dlscusslen. In
fact , every proclamation of tbo autonomUt
pirty Is handed to our men and the newspa
pers : onu hero full ot It.
HANG ALL SPANISH E'.MSSARin3. ' !
"Our law for hanging Spanish emissaries
necessarily Included all of them , for almost
all como with money. Your great General
"Washington hangi-d Major Andre for Just
this reason. The only difference U that
Andre had bucecoJcd In corrupting Clinton ,
\\hllo \ not one Spanish briber has yet suc
ceeded In buying a Cuban chUf. The two
Cuervo brothers , who now are Cpanlsh cus
tom olllce-rB. were" not leaders , but loafers.
" 1 have gnat respect for Blanco not so
many unarmed people are killed as were be
fore. I congratulate him upon Ida proclama-
ilons , and Bympathlro with him that they
are so slackly obeed. Ho really has not
enough men to carry on the war. " General
Gomez mulled aa he continued ; "In fact bis
army corps U made up ot just the same
skeleton organizations ours always has been.
Your newspapers have made fun of our five
aimy corps of a few thousand men each , and
our brigade of 300. Today they ura Just as
big us the Spaniards' , and if Illanco really
puts guards on the sugar , es'.ates , he w | | |
tiavebut a handful ot men : o use In the
"I luve again prohibited grinding. Where
there U work thare U peace , and we do uot
wl 1i peace without Independence. Ulowevcr ,
I am sura tbat next season -will see ( both.
'This war cannot last more than a year.
Thli U the first time I have ever put A limit
to It , I agree with General Blanco that the
war U wily between Spain audthe UnlUd
States , at least In this respect : When Spain
finds that UK last step , perfected and further
broadened autonomy , falls , both In Cuba , and
the UnltcJ States ! when the rebels don't
come from the Manlgua , but expeditions do
come from Florida , it must for nhaine de
mand that the United States stop the rifles
and cartridges tbat enable us to so easily
conduct our system of war. I do not think
the United States government Is stronger
than the majority ot Itn people. They are
free. They sympathize -with Independence.
I do not think any Spanish reforms will
cause them to withdraw sympathy and aid.
I expect as many expeditions in the future
as heretofore. In a few -weeks Spain will
cither evacuate Cuba or fjght the United
Stolon. It probably will do the first and 'talk '
of the other. "
DOES NOT MEAN ANNEAXT10N.
" "But , general" I asked , "would that not
mean annexation ? " *
"No , " General Gomez answered , "I think
the United States only wanUt Cuba commer
cially. It will have that with Cuban Inde
pendence and wet have the complex problem
of managing an Island ot different languages ,
Ideas , luaitutlons and social customs.
Frankly , If Cuba wcro annexed tomorrow I
don't think there is an American statesman
who would know what to do with It.
"Tho naval position of the United States
also Is as much strengthened by Cuba's Inde
pendence as It would bo by annexation. The
last threatening point held by a European
power would be vacated. If Spain continues
to reject our proposition to buy the Island , It
has no other course but to lose It ostensibly
to the superior power ot the United States
In n blaze of patriotic glory. That will ease
up the discontent ot the SpanUh pecple
against their present form of government In
war talk against the United States. It Is
the cmly way Hagasta can s.ivc himself. Can-
ovas had that Idea firmly fixed and he would
l"ivo done so rather than recall Weyler. By
recalling Woylcr ' .10 really would have aban
doned the only way to conquer Cuba ex
termination of the Cubans. In short , Spain
has been forced by the United States to give
ur. > the only way of winning the war Wey-
"Now the only question Is as to how it will
lose the Island , by common sense and sell to
the CuLar.s , or rather by preparations for
war with the United States ? I know Spain
never had common sense. I believe its
statesmen , who have mover been squeamish
about robbing their -country pecuniarily , will
make the war so ttat , safe still In their
positions , they can continue to do so. I do
not refer to Sagasta , but to Ills persuaders.
The Spanish prime minister Is honest aud
WEYLER'S METHODS A BENEFIT.
"Were It not for humanity , I should Bay
Woylcr's Infamous plans , or rather his fail
ure to feed the country people once he had
them in fortilled towns , was a glorious thing.
It has certainly helped the revolution. In
deed , It has guaranteed Its success , for now
autonomy falls flat on the ears of the revo
lutionists , each ot whom , no matter how-
low In rank , nor how Ignorant , nor how-
tired of war , has had a wife or mother or a
father or helpless children , or at least some
close relative , cruelly starved to death under
the protection of the Spanish flag. Weyler's
barabarlsm has created a bitter hatred that
no reform , no political concession , can heal.
"Materially , the starvation gf the farmers
In the towns left plenty to eat for the armed
men In the Holds , and Weyler destroyed his
only means of locating our forces , while he
did not injure our spy system. There were
always some farmers willing to sell informs ,
tion 'to ' Spain. They were taken to tonn
with the others , while the large proportion
remaining in the Manlgua , to protect their
own llvea from Weylerlsm , haa to treble
their former vigilance over the troops' move
ments. Wo got their Information. The tak
ing of wives , sweethearts and children out of
the fields also greatly improved our forces.
The Cubans are very domestic. They fight
"Blanco's efforts are most commendable ,
but pitiably inefficient. He has neither
money enough nor subordinates spend It
honestly. Ho cannot possibly save even the
three-quarters he tells mo he expects to
save , for half of the remaining reconcen-
trades are too 'far ' gone. They need careful
nursing. The only food Blanco haa to give
them , would kill them. "
AIM'HOVKS TUB CU1IAV CAIIIXET.
SpiiiilNli .MIiilHttTM Otijvet lo Publication
tion H ! Weylur'M
MADRID , Jun. 1. lAt a meeting ot "the "
oiblnet last evening Senor Sagaata , the
premier , read a telegram froai Marshal
Bltaco , the captain general of Cuba , giving
the names ol t'lo Cuban ministry as an
nounced yosterduy , and the cabinet approved
of the nominations , The premier also read a
telegram frcni Captain * General Blanco. In
which the latter demanded authorization to
repeal the order prohibiting line exportation
of manufactured tobacco.
General Corroi , the minister of unr , made
a report on the memorial which Goicial
Woyler recently presented to too queen
regent onthe subject cf President McKlnley's
nustugo 4o congress. General Weyler In the |
memorial denied having sent copies of bis
proteU' to the newspapers and the minister
for war also received a royal edict directing
the supreme court martial to prosecute those
who communicated the text of the pnxest to
Tbo director of the Nncclonal says that
of General ho
as a ipersonal friend Woylcr
hail access to the general's btudy , where
ho took a rough draft of the protest , copied
his notes and supplies them to the prcs-a ,
Ho adda that General Wcylor Is innocent
of dla'.ributlng the matter to the newspaper.
The ministry , however , is convinced that
ho Is guilty ot having committed several
misdemeanors and Is inclined to act in tbe
most rigorous manner.
Senor Morct , the minister for the colonies ,
believes that the government will bo able
to ralso 100,000,000 pe-bptas by the sale of
Cuban mortgage ccdiilucs , and Senor
1'eguclevor , the minister of finance , hopes
to raise another 100,000,000 pesetas by a
fresh Issue of SpanUh treasury bonds , whch |
will bo guaranteed by the Spanish customs.
Aa the Cuban expense amounts -10,000,000
pesetas monthly , these sums wilt provide the
funds needed until the Cortes reassembles.
General Weyler this aftcrnorn called at
the palace In order to personally apologize to
the queen regent and exculpate hluisc'.f.
AII. S\VI-3AU ALUCIilANCi : TO SPAKV.
Ciiliaii Cabinet OflloliilH Tnlii * ( lie
Itfiinlri-il Oalli ,
HAVANA , Jan , ] . Many people facembled
at the palace today to wltnesa the swearing
ki ot Senor Rafael MonU-ro , marquis of Mon
te ro , Si-nor Francisco Zayag and Senor Liurc-
ano Rodriguez as secretaries of the pro
visional government. Mi rah a I Blanco , the
captain general , was escorted by a number of
high Spanish otllclals ,
Tbe consular corpg , army and navy officers
( Continued on pecond Page. )
Situation in Asia Proves to Bo Veritable
NOBDY ABLE TO OFFER A SOLUTION
All Manner of Conflicting Staric.3 Are
Going the Hounds.
BRITISH GOVERNMENT KiEPS VERY MUM
Russia , Trance and England May Possibly
TALK OF A TRIPARTITE AGREEMENT
In tlint Cnsc Cicrtnnny IK < o lip llnrrctl
OH Account of the lloiuhiiHttu
UttcruiiuuN of tlio i
Kitlxt ! ! ' . ,
( Copyright , H9S , by I'rcss Publishing Company. )
LONDON , Jan. . . 1. ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) The Asiatic
mystery remains aa profound as ever. All
manner of conflicting stories concerning the
ttplans of Russia , Germany , France and Eng
land are published In the continental and
British press , but they afford no clear Indi
cation of Tiltlmate developments of an ad
mittedly complex situation.
The Intentions of the British government
remain absolutely concealed. The latest and
most credible report Is that Important ne
gotiations nro proceeding between Russia ,
France and Englsnd to settle the question
by an international deal excluding Germany.
It Is now declared that these unexpected ne
gotiations were provoked by the kaiser's re
cent Kiel outburst and that his decisive
Intervention has spoiled the well laid plana
of the other powers Interested.
Much curiosity exists as to what Queen
Victoria said to Prince Henry of Prussia
when ho paid her a visit the other day be
fore departing for the far east. According-
Ito a story which has gene the rounds oil
naval circles In Portsmouth since Prince
Henry passed through on his return from
Osborne the queen greeted him thus : "My
dear grandson , don't kill al ! the poor
The prince , according to the story ,
thoroughly entered into the spirit of the
thing , and repeated his grandmother's play
ful remonstrance with much satisfaction.
WIM ) GUHSMCS AT WAR \I3\VS.
of 'ItrpnrtN ' on Chinese Situation
( CopytlKht , ) S08 , by the Associated I'rcrs. )
LONDON , Jan. 1. The Ingenuity displayed
in manufacturing news from the far cast Is
remarkable. Five-sixths ot the statements
pan be safely labeled guesswork. The British
and Russian foreign ofllccs are as dumb as
oysters , and "tho Gorman stream of conflict-
communications in the seml-oniclal press
shows they do not know which foot they are
standing on. France Is apparently In the
dark , while the mikado has dissolved the
Japanese Diet In order that opinions should
not be expressed. In the circumstances It is
not strange that accurate Information is dim-
cult to secure.
Tlie known facts wholly corroborate the
statements cabled to 'the ' Associated Press on
Saturday last that Great Ilrltaln Is care
fully watching the situation , biding Its time
and will certainly not fail to act promptly
and vigorously at the proper 'moment. ' It
was pointed out in that dispatch that In well
informed circles the scare In the newspapers
in regard to the war in the east was at least
premature , and that the members of the
government wcro evidently sincere In dis
claiming the least alarm.
This view of the case was practically ie-
Iterated by the Dally Graphic on Friday ,
which asserted that 'there ' was c\ery reason
to believe the Russians would adhere to
their pledge to vacuate Port Arthur at the
end of the winter aud that , 'therefore ' , there
uero no grounds for complaint on 'tho ' part
of Great lUrltaln. The Daily Graphic fur
ther pointed out that the IJritlsh government
did not regard the occupation of Klao Chau
by the Germans as calling for action , be
cause British Interests were not threatened.
Both the foreign oiHcc and the admiralty , ac
cording to the Dally Graphic , were agreed on
'Evidently ' , apart from the question of the
Chinese loan , the Corean question Is more
Interesting for Great Britain at the present
moment than the questions of Port Arthur
and Klao Chau , principally because the Mar
quis of Salisbury sees In the a'.tempt to oust
J. MacLcavy Brown , the 'IlrlUah ' superinten
dent of Corean customs , a more serious
scheme to overturn Sir Robert Hart , the
British director of the Chinese imperial
maritime customs , which has apparently been
nipped In the bud. The cabinet's existence
would bo short if it permitted Russia to
coerce the latins 11 yamcn ( Chinese foreign
olllco ) Into dismissing the British head of the
It Is not known yet whether the British
government will approve of the arrangement
arrived at , according to a cable dispatch from
Pekln , by which Mr. MacLeavy Drown and |
M , Alcxleff , the Russian agent In Corea , will
work the Corean customs together. The
British ministers appear to be somewhat dis
trustful , so the war ships of Great Britain ,
which are at present off Chemulpo , the port
of Seoul , In order to give moral support to !
Mr. Brown , will remain there for the present. |
At present there Is keen Interest in com- j
piorclal circles over the outcome of the i
eltorts of Russia to secure a Chinese loan on !
the onerous terms announced by the Pekln
correspondent of ithe rimes , who said that
the Chinese government refused to place the i
Internal revenues under foreign control as
security for the loan propose ! by the Hong
Kong and Shanghai bank , and assorted that
unless the loan was procurable without this
condition arrangements would forthwith be
made for a 'Russian ' guaranteed 4 per cent
loan of 100,000,000 taels to bo issued at 93
net. The security for this loan would bo the
land tax. wlilch would remain under Chinese
administration , and China In return ) > ould
give Russia a monopoly of ilio railroads a.d :
mines na. th of the great wall , even a port as
u terminus of the Traiisslberlan railway" , and
wculi- agree ttat a Russian should succeed
Sir Robert Hart as director of the Chlaeso
Imperial maritime customs ,
The Interest is Increased by the equally
strenuous endcavo-s of the British In China
to prevent Russia from ehttinlng thu loan
and the rich eoncejuloas which mems lo go
with It. it U Imprcbablc the Brltleh govern-
mrnt will BCD reason to recede from Its
previous refusal to guarantee China financial
support , although offered territorial conces-
apparently showing tbat Great
Britain's policy Is not territorial aggrandize
ment , but distinctly commercial.
A diplomat , talking , oyer ho alleged de
sire of Germany to arrlre at an understand-
Ing with Great Urltalh 'on ' he far eastern
question , explains that the , c might bo
due to Germany's dls , a-tlsf ctlon with Its
allies. Its faith In thoflUllir army has been
shaken by the dcfeatajltt Br threa , and the
collapse of the constitutional government of
Austria has made the efficiency of that em
pire In case of wur doubtful.
"In the meanwhile. " the diplomat contin
ued , "Rustla and FrancoWo Allied and Km-
peror William Is anxious 'to ' secure now
friends. Therefore , foreseeing the proba
bility of on understanding between Great
Britain and Japan , Emperor William Is de
termined to array hlmfclf on their side ,
Ilenco his seizures of 'a port already hy
pothecated to Russia , thereby proclaiming
rivalry with Russia and -friendship with
Great Britain. "
It Is by no mentis clpar that British In
terests are seriously threatened at the pres
ent moment , and it can nrobablv well arTnnl
to await the spring , when , unless 'the normal
conditions are resumed , Great Britain will
undoubtedly take the steps necessary to
protect Its Interests and re-establish the bal
ance of power.
DI3AT1I OP A FAMOUS PAIXTKIt.
'Illulmril Curium I'oultnor Hlcm In 111 *
Homo lit South KciiNliiKton.
( Copyrltfit , 1EOS , by ITPM Publishing Company. )
LONDON , Jun. 1. ( New York World Cable
gram Special Telegram ! ) Richard Curzon
Poultney of Baltimore , a famous miniature
painter , died at his home In South Kensing
ton , where he had llvei eight years. Ills
death was due < to hemo'rrhago , a result of
quick consumption. Ho ; was only 38 ycarh
old. His stepmother anil her daughter , sum
moned by cable a month , ago , arrived a fort
night bsfore ho died. Mr. I'oultiicy's friends
wcro astonished to find on calling at the
house that the body had been removed within
two hours after death to , a public mortuary ,
there to await Interment at'Klrtley ' towers ,
the seat of Lord North , n close friend of the
artist. This hasty removal was by order of
the relatives. Mr. Poultney has been Lon
don's most fashionable * miniature painter.
lie was received In the highest society. Even
In his last days Invitations' to house parties
poured in upon him. One , wes from Lord
Cadogan , the viceroy of Ireland , for a visit
to Dublin. Another was from Lord Savllle.
Ho had painted portraits of the princess ot
Walea , the duchess of York , the duchess of
Contiatight , Lady Randolph Churchill , the
duchess of Marlborougb , the duchess of
Portland , and In fact all the "smart" people
and fashionable beauties. His work was
highly prized for both Its fidelity as a portraiture
traiture and its artistic'excellence. ' He left
considerable property In addition to a larce
number of fine miniature" , all of which have
been taken possession ot by relatives.
Mrs. Mackay has left Biarritz , where she
wont to take a course of 'tho salt baths on
atoount of an attack 6f nlluonza she had In
Paris ! "She was very nlhch , better wnen she
started for Rome , where she will spend
some time. From thero'i she may go to
Riviera. ir > '
Lord and Lady Willlfmnbrcsfor'd Five
been obliged to abandonholr , ( projected visit
to Pierre Lorlllard -filorlda , because the
voyage , It is thought , -J'puld bo trying to the
baby , which they wouldn't leave behind.
They have arranged now to leave London
at the end of January , for a yachting trip
on the Mediterranean.Their departure has
been delayed by the critical condition of the
dowager marchioness of Waterford , Lord
William's aged mother , who is dying.
The carl of Rosslyn , brother of the duchess
of Sutherland and a Tialf brother of the
counters of Warwick , ' is dally engaged at
rehearsals of Plnero's new comedietta , "Tre-
lawney of the Wells , " which will be pro
duced' ' at the Court theater this month. He
Is the first English "pce.r .who has taken to
the stage. The play presents , among other
things , a striking contrasy'between the man.
ners of society In the evfly COa anJ those
of the Mummers of the ; time. Lord Rosslyn
Is cast for the part of nthe rather Inverte
brate hero , who marries Jloae Trelawney , a
popular actress. Ho will play under the fam
ily manic of James Ersjlne : and will receive
a salary of $100 a week * . Ho Is a flighty
young man and it U surmised tbat ho will
not etlck to the drudgery , of the stage very
Mrs. Cralglo , the novelist , has taken apart
ments at the Conventof ; , the Assumption
Kensington Square , to 'paes a considerable
part of her time while In "London. She does
not Bleep at the convbnt , but returns to her
own house at Lancaster Gate , Hyde Park ,
about a mile away. She Ja devoting herself
to reading and religious exercises. In reply
to an Inquiry she dcnledi any Intention of
entering the sisterhood , but finds the quiet
and calm of convent life agreeable and bene
ficial. Mary Anderson JN varro's sister is a
rum in the same convent , .under the name of
Mother Dominica , Shej Is one of the teach
ers In a high class and' ' U very succefoful in
the convent school. '
Society was In somewhat of a flutter over
the reception Into thtf Catholic church of
Viscount Encombe , the' spn and heir of the
earl of Eldon and the-sreat grandson of the
famous Lord Chancellor Eldon who was a
most Inveterate and bigoted opponent of
Catholic emancipation. L"o.rd Encombo's con
version Is announced slrcuitcneouyly with Ills
engagement to Hon. Miss Margaret Fraeer , ,
sister of Lord Lovatj1 oae of the oldest Cath
olic famMles In Scotland , i ;
Protestants are gratified by the announce
ment that Mi S3 Darcy , only child of the
greatest Australian multi-millionaire of Irish
descent , has Joined their church on her mar.
rlago with a captain ; lE tbo Life Guards.
Lord Salisbury's Ne5\ Year's honors list
Is strongly criticised1 for ; his conferring an
earldom on Lord Chancellor lialsbury , al
ready a , baron , eoraq'of\vjiceo rcctnt Judicial
appointments havoSbccu ! denounced by the
prws of ftoth parties ai 'gross Jobbery. This
Is Lord Salt/jury's wsy of showing his con
tempt for the press and public opinion. Karl
Halsbury's father \ya.xjtle ( editor of the 1/on-
don Standard , A peerage hap been conferred
on Sir Horace Far'qulur , a director of the
British South AfrljOT eorapany and one of
Cecil Rhodes' fashlcrube ! Instruments In
Eng'.lah. society. Sir' Horace's only other
i claim to ennoblement Is that he ) .a0 been a
parasite of the duke .yf- Fife and an enter
tainer of roalty'TjeoR | n partner In tbe
banking firm of Hen-lei & Farquhir , lo which
the duke of Fife "alia , beloigs Thomas J.
LIpton'E knighthood " | B recognized as being
well earned , not o.ilylby'hls subscription ot
$125,000 to the prlncws of SS'alea' Jubilee
i dlncer fird , which tved it from dliastroua
I failure , but because , , while raoktae a > tnt
| fortune for hlim lf , tig haa conferred enormous -
mous benefit upon lift poor of J/ondon aid
other great cities Cy euppl > ! ng them with
j good provisions at cheap prices. He has revo.
lutlontacd tbls trade , Anally to the bp-efit
ot the working clam-a , The princess c ;
Wtta ! scot Mr , Ltpton on Christmas evea
( Continued ou Sixth Page.
Sturdy Sons of Old Ireland Are Spoiling
for a Fight ,
MEMORIES OF THE REBELLION OF 1798
Oentonary of that Event Duly Celebrated In
Oily of Dublin.
BIG TORCHLIGHT PROCES3IDN IN STREETS
Bands of Mnsio Play Irlsb , Aimrioin aud
BRITISH RED COATS BARRED F30M RA NKS
I'roU-Nt mill ( lie I.oril Mayor
WltliilriittM UN Iiivllntlou to the
31 Hilary More Trouble
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DUBLIN , Jan. 1. ( Now York World Ca-
blosrntn Special Telegram. ) The cente-nary
ot the Irish rebellion ot 1708 was ushered Inhere
hero this morning by a great torchlight pro
cession , which ixirailcd the princ'iia ! stree's
headed by bands of music playing Irish ,
American anil French national airs.
Memories of the rebellion arc having an
unmistakable cited In awakening national
feeling In Ireland. Daniel Fallen , the lord
mayor of Dublin fcr 189S , had his Inaugural
procession today , and for the first time In
the memory of the living the English mil-
itary uanus ami cscoria were UIBIIUHPUU mm.
The lord mayor had arranged for the attend
ance of the military as usual , but vigorous
protests were made by the nationalists
through the press against associating red
ccatslth an Irish civic procession In a yiar
which recalls such awful memories ot bar
barities by English soldiery In Ireland. The
lord mayor , In obedience to this outburst ,
countermanded the invitation to the military.
Thereupon Lord Robert ,
' recalled his acceptance
chlef in Ireland , forthwlt'a
ceptance of the lord mayor's Invitation to the
Inaugural banquet , and unionist members ot
the corporation drew up a protest against the
' soldiers and Intimated
Insult offered to the queen's
timated that they could not accept the hos
pitality of the Mansion house cither. These
events have excited a bitter feeling In
England , a London dispatch reports , and
but for foreign embarrassments t'Jo govern
ment undoubtedly would attempt a whole
sale suppression of the rebellious celebra
tions planned for the current year through
yniiPEGT vrn.vxGEii TO PEAK.
Iite Ilfiiry HuvcloclJ-Allmi. One of' '
llritiilii'x llravcK.l Soldier * .
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LONDON , Jan. 1 , ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) The death of
Gcnemf'SIf Hcriry Havelock-Allan'removes
one of the most courageous and eccentric
figures of the British army whom It has ever
been mv fortune to meet. A few years ago
I made his acquaintance at one of the grand
autumn 'maneuvers of the German army ,
where he caused considerable alarm to the
English military attache , to say nothing of
the staff ot the kaiser. Tue English general
rode a magnificent charger which he had
brought with him from England and the
animal followed him about the battlefield like
a dog wnen his master prererreu wanting 10
riding. Wherever there was an attack there
might bo seen Sir Henry , flying amid bat
teries and companies , Ills long mackintosh
railing In the wind and his hunting crop
raised like the baton of a field marshal.
When , the emperor gathered his generals
about him after the day's fight for the
purpose of private discussion all guests cud
foreigners retired beycud earshot , except tic
eccentric Sir Henry , who rocle straight up to
the holy presence of the monarch and at
tended the conference as unconcernedly as
though at Alderuhot.
Cold beads of sweat stood out on the tem
ples of the other English officers present
when the madcap general rusned like a me
teoric shower acrcss too field , for every cue
expected sccner or later an explosion of Im
perial discuitcnt. But the emperor had In
formed himself 'beforehand ' regarding t'he '
English gccieral's courage and eccentricity , so
that the police showed him every Indulgence.
Ho Rained the Victoria cross by rldlag
coolly up to a battery during the Sci > oy re
bellion and captured a position under cir
cumstances as miraculous as tlioto which
protected George Washington In the attack
on Fort Duquesne.
As a member of Parliament , the general
was a liberal , , but regarded home rulers as
traitors and never hesitated to call them so
to their faces , cr to plant his fist on their
nope.3 If they protested heedlessly. Several
fights at Westminster were of his making.
It la a tribute to his splendid soldierly
nualjtlcs that no harm to him over ( resulted
from his eccentricities. On one occasion he
redo Into a marching procession of home
rulers determined , like Don Quixote , to de
stroy them or die Ui the attempt , and It wat
with the utmost difficulty that the good-
natured pollco protected him from being
dragged from his hoi so by the Incensed mob.
The police tried In vain to coax him to move
on , Ho would not do so , hut obstructed the
procession , glowering fiercely upon those who
tried to get at him. At last one ot them
shouted out ; "Who la ho , anyway ? " The
pollco answered that this was Sir Henry
Havolock-Allao , whe'rcroon the whole man
ner of the crowd changed and It t > ent up
three rousing cheers for the national favor
ite. And this the episode closed happily , to
the great relief of the policemen , at least.
Before going to India , Sir Henry promised
that ho would not go to the front or endan
ger his lire. But no doubt the temptation
was too strong for him when the cuportunlty
offered. POULTNEY IIIGELOW.
WAS Ancoitvriiic IMSUSOXAUTV.
Ili-ml ( ifiirruloloil for HU I'
LONDON , Jan. 1. ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) Sir Henry
Ilavclock-AlInn , who ban been killed by hill
men In Khyber pss , was the son of the hereof
of the Indian mutiny who rqlleved Cawnpore ,
The Victoria was awarded to him for dls-
tlriKiilnhcJ bravery at tha slegu of Cawn-
nero when serving under his father , on wboi > e
recommendation the decoration was con
Ho went to the frontier war In a private
capacity and lest his life through character
istic foolhardy daring , He was aunstruck
when flral uervlng In India , aiU In the House
of Corr.rucnn , of which ho was a member , his
rne'l freaks during the hot weather were
Ho bad the command of Alderehot a tow
THE BEE BULLETIN.
iVcathcr rorfcaul for Nebraska
Pair ; Warmer ; Souths eotcrly
It Interview with General ( lotuex.
Clitiii-40 Viirrln Still Wurrlrn Europe.
Slilllnhitix IViultiK In Dublin ,
KiiUor u Subject of Itldlciiln ,
S. .Murk lliiium Likely to lie Iteiiten.
.11 m my Mli'lmcl nrfr : tt Tnyloro.
3 , New * from > "i'lir ki' : ( 'itpltnl City ,
1'ncklitR Uouc4 Ilre.th Tlivlr Itcconl.
4. ncitni ; * of the Swell Set.
n. Affairs lit Smiti !
0. Council Itluro
7. ( Senenil Newt nfJjC-Jffirtlii'r West.
Welcoming In liZWK V.--r.
8. Ittilluity Men iSR-r / tlin I.lncv
\Veiither ItoiittVR- Year.
1C ) . In the l > iiii
11. Doing * of
Kcluirn of tliflrrjlti | > om ,
Commnrcltil MEmncM Now * .
4U'i < r.
Dethroning tlio Stonmrli.
1-1 , In the AnuiMiiiuMit World , .
Mlislrnl Km lew of tlin Wvokt
in. Youth' * Depnrtmont.
17. "CreitifMin , " by Coimn Doyle.
18. "Simon Dale. "
11 . Sporting Itevlew of the AVeelc.
' > < > , In tlui World of Whirring Wheel * .
ycara ago. One sultry summer morning he
appeared on parade mounted on a charger
and stark naked with the exception of a
helmet. Ho Insisted on drilling his regiment
In this condition. He was prevailed on
shortly afterward to icllnqulsh his command.
A few evenings before this escapade he
startled the camp by charging around with a
billiard cue under his arm , knocking over
sentries in all directions. He reprimanded
his men on parade In the barrack room at
Billingsgate. When reviewing the volunteers !
In his homo county of Durham the miners !
were wont to come from miles around to |
revel In his unlimited command of abusive
cplthetH , which excited their envy and ad
miration. But he was a gallant soldier , the
beau Ideal of a dashing cavalry olllcer and
good-natured at heart.
MIL.I.A1V WOllIvS OX U.YIlllUTIO.V. |
SmutTno Ilumlri-il Arc Tin veil In tin-
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LONDON , Jan. L ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) The Iloyal
Academy gave its guesti a private view tojay
of John Mlllals' collected work , ? . They nnm-
iber some 200 , Including h's ' first painting ,
dona at 'tho ' ago of II , as well as these Im
mediately preceding his death in 1806. Mll
lals should have been edited. His fame
would not bo diminished if half the present
collection were destroyed , but the remainder
Is very precious and familiar through en
gravings and Christmas chromos. Such , lor
instance , as his "First Sermon" ami other
delightful studies of children. As a painter
Mlllaia reminds mo much of Adolf Menzei ,
the nester of art In Germany. Both are
at least essentially national anil draw their
best Inspirations from the people "of every
day 'life. ' It was Interesting to see hung
In the same rooms such h'storlc portraits ds
those of John Huskln , Gladstone , Cardinal
Newman , Lord Sallsibury , John Bright and
Tennyson , all destined to prove historically
valuable with passing years.
Sir Henry Irving Is once again opening
his theater , which in London l a historic
moment in social and dramatic circles. The
majesty which on the continent hedges a
king hero emanates from the nrescnco or
this monarch of the stage. The great world
clamors for a ticket to the Lyceum first
night more keenly than for presentation at
her majesty's drawing room. Wo of Lon
don and America are not much surprisc-1 at
this , but In Berlin no actor has yet been
officially recognized as a gentleman , let alone
worthy of a noble title. Henry Irving em
bodies the dignity of labor In the field ot
art in a grand manner , and while critics
may disagree as to relative success they can
not but marvel at the long years through
which bo has preserved the confidence of
playgoers by giving them alwajs a clean
play and never a failure.
xo ixTHHKnuioxcio IIY TIII : rowuus.
Ceriniiiiy Will lie Allfmril to Curry
Out KM I'lniiM.
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BEHLIN , Jan. I. In official circles it Is
not believed that Great Britain or any other
power will Interfere with Germany's plans.
It Is said that the intento with Ilugsla and
Franco Is perfected an-J that France will
soon force China to grant It further com
pensation on its southern frontier. It is
also learned from an excellent source that
there Is no intention on the part of either
Russia , Germany or Franco to place ob
stacles In Great Britain's way If It feela In
clined to seize the present opportunity of
strengthening its position and Interests In
the routh of China , from Shanghai south.
Toil Sliimn-'H IMiuiM.
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LONDON , Jam 1. ( Now York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram , ) I am able on
the best authority to give Inside facts con
cerning Ted Sloano's plans for next year'fa
racing. Lord William IJeresford offered
Sloane $ ir.,000 for the first claim ( in Ills
service for the oeason of 1808 , Stoano had
been holding out for a $20,000 retllner , to
which Lord William Is agreeable , but Plerio
Lorlllard withholds his consent. Sloane has
gene to Florida to ECO Lorillard and also
make arrangements , If possible , to get re
leased from hla engagement to .Mr. KlelBcH-
mann for this season. Sloane Is understood
to have an offer of $7,500 from another prom
inent English owner , not the prlncoot Wales ,
for second claim to his cervices and not the
slightest douU Is entertained that lie can
have a mount In every race ho cares to ride
if ho returns to England.
lllHiiini-rk lleporli'il Di-nil.
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LONDON , Jan. 1. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) A report ot
Bismarck's dot > h electrified Landed to
night. Inquiry at the doruwn cm-
basy oltUtcrt the statement that they
lud no Intormatlon and the news
had not beeiv confirmed to the 4 1 mo of
writing. At tfco Mme time the extreme
feebleness ot Prlnco Bismarck when vlultcl
by the kaiser after the Kiel performances
hiH bco-n much spoken of , wnlle Lard KCHC-
bery , who recently stayed wltn the prince at
I'rlcdrlc'jsruli , said , aa stated , that Gladstone
had five more years of llfo ta him than Da- !
a Wrrrlc nt Sen ,
LIVERPOOL , Jan. 1. The ntwimcr Pome-
ranliu , Captain Stlrratt , which arrived here
December 30 from New York , rtportcd on
December 1 , Ini latitude 40 , longltudo D7 , It
passed a wrecked Yttuel bottom up.
POKE FUN AT KAISER
Germany's ' Empenr Held Up as an Object of
EVEN THE SMALL BOYS LAUGH AT HIV
Wilhelm Frovo'ios Berlin Wit Into Endletr
Treasonable Utterances ,
CASES OF LESE MAF.STE VERY COMMON
Public Press So Well Muzzled that it Speak ?
With Great Caution.
POUCE POUNCE DDWN UPON EDITORS
One DnrliiRScrllit - Who AiinlloM
ItiiH from CoiifticlUN to li - I3m-
I Into Troiililu.
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LONDON' , Jnn. 1. ( Mow York World Cablegram -
gram Special Telegram. ) The sending of
Prince Henry with a squadron to Klao Cli.ui
Is not uniH > pu.ir with any considerable class
of Germans , although all nro ready to laugh
at the pious reasons given for this massive.
| My own simll travels In northern China
confirm what I heard from residents of long
standing , namely , the celestial empire was
ripe for a change on.l that any change must
b for the better. In the province of Shan
| Thnng 1 conversed with several missionaries ,
but was unable to discover 'that ' any of them ,
had bona Ilrio converts. In 1'okln , the bond
of the Husslan mission who had been forty
yours at that post , told me that he bad never
lienrJ of an honest conversion In his own
church or any other church.
For thu German emperor to fight In the
cause of missionaries Is unwise. Hut ho Is
doing a ncblc work In hastening the breakup
ot the Chinese empire , and more's the pity
that our Hag , once known In every eastern ,
port , Is absent. '
A lierlln newspaper has dared to print
some sentences from Confucius which the
Impious consider applicable to the monarch.
This Is one : "Noisy display and pomp ,
which have only a transit.ry eltcct on the
senses , and decorative effects have never
contributed < much toward the happiness of a.
! nation. "
Thu police want to put this editor behind ,
the bars aid they may succeed.
Confucius wt-H a naiU-o of Shau Tung and
In his grave- must 'bopleased ' to know that
Ills moral reflections ire being employed
for the edification of a Christian monarch
now about to Invade China for flic o.ten-
s'.ble object of eradicating the alleged re
ligious shortcomings of tbi't people
The emperor made a bpecch December 21
In araudenz which so frightened the Ilerlln
foreign ollicu that It endeavored to supprcsa
the lanpriugo , which saa : "For our nulg&-
bor to the cast of us ( Hutsla ? ) n dear nmt
faithful filcnd of mlno ( Kin Llcbcr Untl
Gotreuer freiwl ) holds exactly the same
political views as 1 do. "
These arc Interesting words , considering-
that they were broken while Inspecting a ,
forticss designed for the purpose of checklng-
a Russian attack. It la a pity that Germany
has no prime minister capable or willing to
explain these words.
A very few years agea polished orator In
Warsaw was ImilcJ before the political
pollco and thriwtenc , ! with Siberia bccaueo
ho had dared to print In his paper some
extracts from a .book . of mlno entitled "The
Gorman Emperor an 1 Ilia Eastern Neigh
bor. " The crime of my frlsml coiwlstej in
publishing on Russian Foil the ttory of a.
Gorman emperor's manly virtues. The pollco
oniclal told my friend that such a picture ,
was calculated to make the Russian czar
suffer by comparison.
The German liberals uro amazed by their
emperor's language because Russia's policy
has ibeun rather conspicuous literally In per
secuting the Germans and the Hebrews , with
llttlo reference cither to humanity or to
treaties. Nearly every pest from Berlin
tolls of Germans sjnt to Jail for political
blasphemy I mean taking the name of their
emperor In vain. Just before Chrlstmaa a.
soldier of the guardn was condemned to six
years' Imprisonment , though I am unable
to discover exactly what tha man said.
PRESS WELL MUZZLED.
"Whoever bears a griiJpe against his nclgli-
1 > or In the Fatherland need not go to much
trouble In seeking vengeance. ( Ho has only
to make tip a few llbelous remarks ami
charge them up to IIH ! enemy ; the pollco do
the rest. Tlie public pre-Hs Is BO well muzzled
that It daio not discuss these case's , and
only very courageous papers mention the
bare judicial conclusions. Oddly enough 'tho '
largest number of convictions for ICKO ma-
jeste are In Prussia and n largo proportlrn
of the guilty are minors. It Is also painful
to note tliat In any one year since the acces
sion of the present emperor more persona
Iwol'cen condemned for treason than In anv
of the six later years of William I.
William II has provoked 'Uerlln ' wit Into
endless treasonable utteiaiccs , of which hero
are samples :
Two boys are ad-mlrlng a picture of their
emperor In a shop window and are puzzled
over the signature , which has added to It the
capital letters , "I. It. " to denote "Imperator
Rex" ( Emperor King ) , One boy aks what
"I. R. " means. The other anbwcrs , "You
dunce , that means "Immer Relsefertlg" ( Al
ways ready for a trip ) .
William I and hlii two successors have been
hit off as "dcr grelso kaiser , " "tier wclselt
kaiser , " "dor wiacJrlser" and "the traveling
kalbcr , "
Two 'Ilerlln .boys halted recently opposite *
the ntnvly-orected statue entitled , "WlllUtn
the Great , " One asked the other why iio was
called the great. The answer was , "IlecaiiBu
William II reserves for himself the title *
"William the Gccatest , "
Two men In abeer shop were < 3lsciis lnff
their emperor's speech on the occasion of
Bending his only brother to China , and otia
Invited arrest by saying , "Die Klotto Uober-
Kobt er selnem bruder die rhedcrel aber be-
haelt or fur nlch , "
This scarcely translatable joke gives us the
choice between "rbederel1' as an anchorage *
and as verbosity. "The licet ho turns over
to hla brother , but the anchorage ( or vor-
"boslty ) ho keeps for himself , " Ulut wo must
not conclude from such items as these that
the emperor Is unpopular. While he causes
considerable anxiety among business raca
and those who demand constitutional govern
ment , still there is besides a largo enough ,
body who 'have no political principles which ,
are not ready to yield before a comment front
the sovereign. POULTXEY lUQIilvOW , . ,
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