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o THE Oat AHA PATIiY FHTDAY , JANUARY 14 , 1808.
hoard he nc the licit method of controlling
that branch of municipal Rovornmcnt.
WHAT IS WOPOSnt ) .
"The opinion handed down , under which
l.a ! city council nronoscn to net , Is not In
fact a decision of the court Judicially ex-
Me scd. but rather the views of the trial
juilKv Riven In a case wherein ho decides
tin entirely different question In tsiuo In
that rase The action wna brought to coin-
Del the mayor and council to perform nr
nllcgcd public duty. This van the Issue nnd
this the court decided adverse to the rclitor.
The lengthy rcasonlnc ntid argument of the
tourt favorable to the right of nclf govern
ment and nssertlnt ; the Invalidity of thnt
jmrt of the charter providing for the appoint
ment of a flrc awl tiollce hoard were on-
llrcly foreign to the decision actually rcn
ckrcJ nnd really forms no part of It , and no
we son Is In any VV'KO hound by the views
of the court regarding the matter. The de-
clsloni rendered might hive properly been
cxpreaicd In a quarter of a column and have
thoroughly disposed of the question In IMUO.
It In n masterly argument In favor of the
meat liberal application of the principle ol
homo rule , anu In my opinion belongs more
properly In a discussion before a. political
assembly , or perhaps a law malslrg body ,
than as the opinion of a court upon a era-
trovortcd quoitlon of law before It for ad
judication. It would doubtless be productive
of good In engendcrliK a sentiment favora
ble to the widen latitude Im the appllcitlon
of the principle of local salt government ,
tornlstont , however , with gcod government ,
rwhlch all having a true appreciation of our
free Institutions would willingly gl\o our as
sent tor As a. Judicial opinion It U formed
upon fnlso prentices and Is faulty through
HAS NOT LOOKED IT UP.
"Tho cnso was entirely ex parto nnd one
sided , the respondents making no appear
ance. The opinion Is llkowlao Just in tar-
Blded. I have had no opportunity to c\-
amlno the opinions of different courts and
Judges referred to ar l care to only speak on
n few of the prominent features of thcoo ex
"Hr'ofly , the petition taken In the oplnlcn
Is tl' > t wo have much to fear from our ICR-
U'lattiro by the centralisation of power In
the hands of a few This may ho true , nnd
doubtless Is In i meaure , .but the trial Judge
In escaping from this denser , which Is
greatly magnified In the opinion , flics to the
other extreme and makes every person and
o\cry irilnlclpnllty and every court a Inw
unto themselves , and this Is anarchy and
anarchy Is as deplorable H.S dojpotldm. The
question of proper application of the prlnclp.c
of loral flelf government la to ho determined
upon some definite , fixed and csrtaln ru'ra ,
but who Is to dcterinlno them ? Are the
courts to step In ami provide a form of ROV-
ernment foi a locality , without provisions of
law thcrrfor ? Who Is to give the local nelf
government which the- people shall bo per
mitted to enjoy , to whatever extent It maybe
bo grided ? Corta'nly thU Is not the prov
ince cf the court Ibid whole question must
rest with the law making body , vvhero the
constitution has plncod It. and which body
more tiwrly reprraontn tbo sovereign people
than any other bmrch of government. If
the people- cannot be trusted through their
legally selected representatives to make laws
sultablo for their own govcrnmoat , who can
bo trusted to perform this Important duty ?
CONSTITUTION S INTENT.
"This opinion scene to construe the con
stitution ca n Riant only of powers to the
legislature , when in truth it acts as a limit
ittlo cnly of thepovera ot the legislature.
It is especially provided in section 28 that.
"All powers not herein delegated remain with
the pcop'o' Ar < l how arc these powero
which remain with tl'e people exercised ?
There Is no other v\.iy except through the
lav , making body which ' composed of tholr
( the people's ) duly chosen representatives.
There Is certainly In the constitution nothing
cither repressed or Implied that Is obno\loiu
to that part of the charter which tliL' opin
ion says LJ vo.iJ. It Is to the le Ulaturo that
a mtinlclrallty must look for all Ita povvcra
anil privileges , and yet here we have the
Btart'lng ' announcement that the charter
wbleh han bees traded for the government
cf cities of the metropolitan class by the only
lawful body which can cruet It , v/ill be ac
cepted by the citizens , or bomo few of thorn ,
as rray Milt thr r farcy , end that pait v.hlch
is objectionable will be rejcctej and a liw
formulated by them for their own govern
ment In that reopect under the specious pica
of the Inalienable right of the people to local
eclf government It Is worthy of note tint
while the burden , of the cpinloa la th t the
people of a municipality have an Inallerable
right to elect their own olllcers nnd tboao
v.ho shall rcprceeut them by casting a frec-
ma 'o ballot , that right is to bo disregarded
iii this Inst-.m-e. and Irstead cf the appoint
ment being made ah provided by the les'ilv
turo that the city counc'l ' or mayor will per.
term tb-t duty and also that to give these
Inalienable rights which arc i-poken of force
nnd expression tun court La oampe led to look
to the city charter given to them by the
legij'- lure for whatever privileges and rights
thej may enjoy under municipal government.
WIIVT MIOI1T HAVE HAPPENED.
"Tho error ot the position cyaumel by the
court ia proven by the declaration tiat what
ever po.vers may bo exercised by the muni
cipal authorl le.3 must ba derived frcm the
charter given the city bj the legislature. The
theory of locil solf-govornmer.t must , like till
other questions of government , bo applied
with restrictions nnd llmlta leas. To hold
tint Io alj o ues and under all circumstances
t'o people mint chcoso their own icprcfienti-
thro by their own vote Is to reduce the
prrposF Ion to an absurdity.
Instead ot the extraordinary proceedings
v.hlih "o hive witnessed In thly case , the
\\holo question could hive been determined
In in crdorly and decorous manner by a
proceeding in the nituro of quo \\arranto ,
wiiercln both eldcs of t > c quectlon could bs
fully ci/nilJcreil ami determined. I under-
tuaud this eourso has been fually agreed
up.ii. and even If uomewlut reluctant ! } 011-
ti > "cd upon by thoya who luvo so willingly
n t at detlanco the existing law as well as
the ( Ienl4ltm ot the supreme oouit. It I ?
gia Ifyln ; ? to I now that tao controversy will
bo settled without reflecting upon Hie peace-
< ibls unl Uiw i.UdliiK disposition cf any of
our people. "
, \10lt IIVII ISI ) > C5KTS V I.I'IWXV.
CUM Ser lee IIMV IN hot \nltle Tein-
CHICAGO , Jan. 13. Chief Justice Jcsso J.
Ih libs of the Illinois supreme court , lini
lsi.ueiJ n wilt of error In the civil soivlco
test suit recently passed upon by the Illl-
i.ols upiomo court and granted a tmpcrjedcai
ulaylns all proceedings.
T. o order was Issued by Chief Justice
Phillips , who Is at Hot Springs , Ark , , aftur
ho hlil consented to sit In special session to
cittuilaln an application for 11 wilt of on or
and n BUporsPdeas icquestcd by n rep.-e-
uutatho of the city law department.
This action nullities the loccnt decision of
itho Illinois supicmo court until .1 hearing
on the question of the constitutionality of
tlui civil coivlco act has been before the
United States supreme court. Jt puts the
civil service law In the same po-itlon It win
'hcforu ' the llndlng of thq llllnola cuprumo
court was handed down nnd Icavoj the fol
lowing positions In the city government ex
empt from the classified tcrvlco for zt least
two > cnw Assistant chief of polko , four
police , liupcctors , sixteen pollco captains , all
"bureau heads , de-partnivnt Bccrotnilea and
chief clerl.s , thlrt-four ward Inspectors ,
tighten ) district foicmen In the atrcct de-
pTtment , fourteen vvator plpo extension
foremen nnd all poaltlnna o\cmptud by ordl-
ninco of the city council. Several hundred
civil service cllglbloi certified for appoint
ment slnco tbo Illinois supreme court dc-
rUlon was handed down will bo obliged to
ntcp wide to glvo way to the political frleiuto
Ot the maor.
llnjor VlclClhhonMCI ! > I | to Ilfvlfvn.
CLBVKLAND , O. , Jan , 13-rrho Tlppe-
canoe club tonight adopted resolutions asking
Senator llurke , Representatives Bramlcy and
iMason , and Alajor McICIssrn and Corporation
Counsel Norton , all of whom were actlvo In
opposition to the camlldac ) of Senator
llaiina , to resign , Ma > or .McKlsaon made a
epucch in which ho refused to resign. Tbo
directors wll | bo aukcd to expel the ilvo
-rr-Tlil U Ho Will Ilt > .
ST. LOUIS , Jan. J3.-A special to the Post-
DlHintch from I'aducah , 1\ > ' . , bays. James
A. llerry , the millionaire tramp , whoso leg
wan broken vvhllo ho was drunk hero n few
\\eoks ago , U believed to bo In a hopeless
oondltlon. Today ho ucnt for the .Motliodl.n
preacher. Itov , Johimton , tujlns' ho 'nan to-
Inf to die.
SOH1E OPINIONS OF POLICE
Men Most Directly Affected Have Very
Little to Enjr ,
COKMINT OH EFFEg ; OF THE DECISION
I'nlrolinen Tnllc AIIIOIIK Tliein
\\lille Chief mill CnptnliiM Hold
.Noiieoniinltlnt VlntN of thu
ruturo action ot the courts In connection
with the Fire aod Police commission was the
all nk'orlikiK topic of conversation In yollce
circles yesterday morning. Most ot the mon
were slow In expressing afi opinion upon the
situation to outsiders , but talked at length
upon U among themselves ,
Chief Gallagher refused io tilk upan the
subject tbl.i morning other than to treat the
whole matter In a humorous fashion. Ho dlJ
not cypcar much disturbed as regards the
turn affairs had taken and had little to niy
as to what Influence the ruling of Judge Scott
might have upon his right to hold his posi
tion at the head of the police department In
Captain Haze , vvhllo somewhat reticent ,
said "I have held my commission aa captain
on the force under various beards and have
no fault In particular to find with any of
them. I have always obeyed the orders of
any board which might be In power nt the
tlmo they vvero Riven I do nut know how
the present board will coma out and do not
regard the suits which tmy bo Instituted
In the courts as having any bearing upon the
performance of my duties as an officer. If
Ihero Is any question as to whoso orders
shall bo received by the department I shall
alwavu obey those Issued direct from the
Chief of Detectives Cox treated the nut
ter lightly and appeared to think that the
mantle of Hie Injunction granted him by
Judge Scmt covered the entire cas3 and
afforded him a cinch en hn ! job for un M-
delluito period. "I suppose < | uo warranto
proceedings will bo brought on the part of
the state , and thit the matter will be con
tested In the courts for some tlmo to come , "
slid Cox. "I shall continuo In the Interim
to act as chief of detectives , and I cannot
sco that the troubles of the beard have much
to do with mine. "
WHAT Tim CITIZENS THINK.
Ljaac Adams I am ot the opinion tlat , to
say the least , Judge Scott lays down the
right principles concerning the right ot lo-sil
celf-governnunt Whether It Is law or not ,
the contention Is right and ought to be sus
tained. I think that propssltlon of At
torney General Smyth to take the matter Into
the supreme court at once Is a good one. By
doirg ro v.-e ca secure an early adjudication
ot a troublesome question.
George O Caldcr I have not read Judge
Scott's derision , though I have scanned It
over hoatlly. To cay the least It cent > ilrs
good reasoning This matter of self-govern
ment Is something that should be nettled for
E J CoinUh I do not pretend to say
what the supreme court will do with Judge
Scott's decision If It gcrs to that tribunal
foi review One thing is certain , and that
Is that the decision has started In motion
some new ideao regarding loci.1 fielf-govern-
ment and the result will bo thit eventually
this opinion will have much to do with Gov
ernors controlling local affairs by boards op.
pointed under provisions of laws enacted by
Postmaster Martin I believe that the law
giving the power to the governor to appo'nt
the members of the fire and police commis
sion Is contrary to the principle of self-gov
ernment which underlies the constitution cf
our country. H tcnJs to create trouble , for
If It was ca.rricj out to a logical concluakn
tro govorno'r might be given the power of
appointing our mayor and other officers. It
Is much hotter to glvo the people cf the city
the il ht to select their OiTlclals r.ithcr tlnn
to rrko them appointive nnd place the power
of appointing them In the hanc's of an official
who may he biased by partk--ashlp.
Ir ) IJIythin I don't know much about the
legal phase of the matter , but I don't think
that the governor has any rleht to appoint
our city otllclals. We ought to have the right
of selecting cur own olilclals. I believe In
ho no ru'e.
OMAHA , Jan. 13. To the Editor of The
Dec- Will you plcEoc allow mo to make"a
ell ht corrco1 Ion In the statement attilbutcd
to mo In last over Ing's Ieo ! , icgardlng the
Hoard of Flro and 1'nllre Commissioners
I 'havo i ot said to any cue thnt I had c anged
my mind , and that I believed the law to be
unroni Itutlonal. With thla trifling ex
ception your Infonront has quoted mo cor
rectly. Respectfully ,
FRNCIS A. DROG\N.
\ nroi.iTirn. . \IITV is HORN.
MlddleoftluKomi Pojuillsln Icoldi-
Io C.i > II VIiin- .
ST. LOUJS , Jan. 13 A now party was
born tonight In the conference of the popu
lists and named the people's party. Tbo
pccplo'o party proposes to go It alone. It
lias covered all connection vvl'.h the national
populist committee and made ready for the
administration of Its own affairs. With few
exceptions the delegates declared thom-
uohts In favor of going It alcno In the
future. The referendum system was mosi
highly complimented and recommended for
use among the mlddlo-of-the-rcadcrs In
fettling mutters of national Impoitanco to
the imty and there wag a piactical agree
ment among the delegates tint a national
presidential convention should bo held this
> oar Ilio entire afternoon and evening wan
hpcnt In dlscusslcnb and lit was not until a
late hour tcnlght that the mode of pro-
-Cilu.e for future action was agreed upon
Finally a repoit was adopted as follows In
To tno people of tbe United Stntos : The
'vision movement consummated nt St I.oul'i
ii July , 18 % . nnd the Inexcusable treatment
of our candidate for vlco president In thc
ampalsn th.it followed , gnvo lifco to such
llss.itlsrautlon among- the rank and tl'.o of
ho people's pirty as threaten the uhso-
ute illsmombcim'iit of the only organisa
tion contending for the joclal und political
rlfrnts of the laboilng and producing classes
of the country.
It has bson tbo purpose of the commlt-
L-O nlwayn to lie courteous to the iiatlon.il
committee , and our dpslio has been at nil
Imcs to promote a hhnnonlous consolld.i-
lon with said committee , that furtlonnl
HlTcrcncPa mlslit be obliterated , our party
irestlguto itgalncd , nnd our organization
estored to Its once Fplcmlli ! estate , Tills
MJinmltteo feels confident of Its ability to
show- that It Is no fault of ours that the
iiitloiml cammlttcu Is not pie.cnt uj a body
od.iy , but It docs not propojo tovusto
valuable tlmo \\Miijjllng over questions
of olllclul etiquette.
Wo vote It to bo our purpose to promote
n every honorablu way the lefocm inovo-
ncnt on true populist Ideas , nnd ue deem
ho questions too momentous , and the dan
gers thicatenlngreo government too 1m-
nlnont to allow us to pnuso to consider
lerrionnl grievances or nlfronts. or to per-
nit wounded dignityiriil or Inuglnaty , to
overshadow patilotlc duties.
UiiJir present conditions our beloved or-
cnnizatlon Is slowly but purely dlsliitegrat-
IIK and our comrades mo clamorous for
iPKrebsivo notion. Having In vain Imjior-
iiiuil these who have assumed to be our
suprrlorH to puiinlt us to aid tlu-ni In the
giand v.ork of reorganizing the people's
i.irty that It muy .iccompllsh Its glorious
illusion , uo now oppcal to the people , the
rue courts of all politic tl power , "
rivu MuVAiu : i\TOMiinn : IN . \ MI.MJ
1'ivo JC > itIONliMii < Ii-Hlro > - Hie Tlinlifr-
" > IIIK of n 'runnel.
IJUTTn , Mont. , Jan. 13. Two explo > lor.a
early toi'ay In the tumel for the Ilumo near
the upper sncltlne works iti Anaconda de
stroyed the timbering and entombed Ilvo
workmen. They are Andrew UUohcr , MIKe
Coilna , dial 1'atriU , LMat Co lna and Jco
Mcl.cod of Duttc.
The beet miiers and tlmbrmcn are now at
woik driving n throe-foot drift near tlio sldo
of the tunnel. When this can bo completed
t ls hard to tuy. Tnero ore no bopcs of thu
uen being alive.
KiV WEST , Kla. , Jan. 13. The United
SutcJ stenmsnlp Maine has not yet left
tbla port. It Is believed that the Balling or
ders received yesterday uave been counter
Tvi vrroitvms ui.innni
Chief COIIIIHPI fjriocw IIic CHRP mill I
CHICAGO , Jan. II. Adolph Louis I.net
gert. the alleged wife , murderer , was wlthou
chief counsel for several minutes today
Mwrenco Harmon disputed the right of .Max
Hlez to tike part In the cross-examination o
the atate's experts , and when the dcfend n
took sides with the latter , Mr. Harmon dc
clared that he was out ot t'jc cnso for seed
Th * leading lawyer for the defense was only
restrained from leaving the court room b ;
a concession from Mr. Hlez
According to Mr. Hlez , It was the under
( Standing when ho entered the case that ho
should take charge of the expert testimony
When Mr Harmon announced yesterday itia
ho bad decided to cross-examine Prof. Ilallcy
.Mr. Klcz objected. After n simp dUpute , Mr
Harmon hurried Into the dre&slcig room ad
Joining the chambers and put on his over
coit and started toward the entrance to the
"That's a nlco way to leave a rr-in will :
the shadows of the gallons about htm , " cald
Mr. Ulc7. "No matter In wtat stralta my
client was I would not abindon him to sat
isfy my own scIfUh designs. "
Mr. Harmon appealcJ reaolvcU and only
rauscd , to adjust hie necktie preparatory to
departing. Luetgert looked appeallngly to
Mr Hlez. The latter took tlie cue and with ,
drew from the stand he had taken.
"Harmon , I watvo a point , " ho said ,
"What Luctgort saya should be flral. U ho
wants you to go ahead with the cross-exam-
Inatlcn In spite of the promises made me ,
why , I will not desert him. "
Luetgcrt saw the chance to patch up at
least temporarily the serious split , and told
Harmon ho might proceed ca he had dictated.
ZOLA'S ' DEFENSE OF DREYFUS
( Continued from First I'nge. )
Jury , accepting thu medical testimony , de
clare him to te Irresponsible. "
After hearing the verdict 1'rlnco attempted
to make a apccch , but was checked by the
Judge. The prL'oner ' then thanked all con
cerned , at which sonic applauac vvaa started ,
which was Immediately suppressed by thu
The Judgment of the court was that Prlnco
bo detained as a criminal lunatic during her
O\ HIS \VA\ \VVS1IIN(5TO.V. .
Iliinnilnii President Will Interview
PITH I ill-nt Mclvlnle * .
HONOLULU ( via San Francisco ) , Jan. 6.
President Sanford 11. Dole leaves for Wash
ington by the steamship Peru January 8.
The chief executive of this country Journeys
to the capital of the United States to con
sult with the administration theie on the
subject of annexation of these Islands to the
gieater republic. It Is expected Mr. Uolo
will bo back hero by the mi'die ot next
month. Ho will be accompanied by hU staff
ofllcer , Major Curtis P. laukea , as secretary ,
and Ur. Day as his physician. During the
president's absence Minister of Foreign Af
fairs Cooper , besides his present duties , will
act as tve chief executive.
The departuio ot President Dole was unani
mously decided upon yesterday at a special
meeting of the council cf state. After the
mooting President Dole said : "It has been
considered best that I should go to Wash
ington and. meet the administration upon the
matter of the pending annexation negotia
tions. I 3o not expect to bo gone moro than
sU weeks. Immediately upon my arriving
In Washington 1 shall consult v.-lth the mem
bers of the Hawaiian legation. "
'Ihla Is the first visit of Mr. Dole since
ISUl. at the time the late King Kalakaua
was In San Francisco.
A member of the council of state said :
"Wo decided by unanimous vote that it was
wise for Mr. Dele to prccecd to Washington
at this time and meet with President M > _ -
Kinley and his Immediate advisers , and per
haps with sonic of the United States senators
and foremost American advocates of an
nexation. It Is proper and dignified and
patriotic that the head of the nationalists
here , and the head of the well established
permanent government of this country
should appear In the United States and
Washington at a time when the treaty is
before congress and when the citizens of the
great republic are Interested In the annexa
tion question. Wo believe this policy Is
c rrest , and the move will lesult In a
material gain for our cause.
"Mr. Dele Is a man peculiarly fitted for
just auch a mission as this. Wo believe he
will make a good Impression and that some
of the senators , and perhaps statesmen In
moro exalted positions , will conclude after
meeting him that some of the statements
that have been made to the detriment of
Mr. Dole and his associates are Incorrect ,
to say the least. "
J. 0. Carter , a great friend of the ex-
queen , will leave today for Washington to
work against the annexation treaty. The
antl-aiincxatloulsts here expect a good deal
of Mr. Carter. He Is a man of good points
nnd ceitaln magnetism , that will attract and
influence. He will undoubtedly bo the worst
enemy of the treaty sent from Hawaii ,
The council of state has pardonel Clarence
W. Atdiford , a lawyer now practicing in San
Francis.co , and will allow him to return to
; hls country. Ashford was mixed up In the
IS03 riot , and was arrested on a charge ot
treason ; ho prefpned to leave the country
athcr than stand trial , to return only by
eavc ot this government. A petition was
lied by Ashford asking that he 'be allowed
to toturn. It was acted upon favorably , and
\shford Is expected within the month.
, Her lliihliuiiil vvllh C'ruclt ) .
LONDON , Jan. 13. Mrs Edith Walker
brought suit todav against her husband , A.
Elarclay Walker , owner of the racing cutter
Allsa , a-klng for n Judle'al separation on
" 0 ground of cruelty. The defendant dc-
iled having been cruel to his wife. Counsel
for the petitioner said Mr Walker's Income
was 20,000 yearly , adding that ho waa ad-
llcted to drink and frequently while suffcr-
iif ; from delirium tremcns threatened to
clll his wife. Mrs. Walker corroborated the
statements made In her behalf. The case
I lie ? Knilorxc the Xnvnl 11111.
I3Bn LIN. Jan. II. At a meeting of 1,000
representatives of shipping and commercial
flnra'at the Kalserhof today , when /.eic
> rc ont also directors of the leading banks ,
Inrr Hlclchroder , Ilaron IlJiisemann , Privy
Councillors chwabach , rrontrel and Men-
leasogn of Iloilln , and Daron Oppenhclm of
Cologne , a resolution In favor of the naval
bill of the government was adopted unani
\inerli-iiiiH ( iet Ol ) Hnny.
LONDON , Jan. 13. The authoiltlos have
lecldcd to recognize the question of "dip-
omatle privileges" In the case of Spencer
: ihl > , secretary of Ambassador Hay , and
f. E. White , the son of Henry White , who
wco recently charged at the Maidenhead
county court on summonsed with riding bi
cycle * on ulduwalks , and their prosecution
vlll bo dropped ,
lliiHli I'lrcM Cniixc DiiiniiKe.
MELIIOUIINB , Jan. 13. There have been
destructive bush fires throughout the colony
of Vlctoila , and enormous damngo has beer.
lone , especially In the ( jlppsland district.
n the southeastern part. Two township *
mvo been obliterated and hundreds of aet-
lerti rendered homeless , Thciu has been
a great loss of Ilvo stock.
Trouble lleporlcil III lleliielilNtun.
CALCUTTA , Jan. 13 It appears that there
us been great tuibulence at M ok ran , the
arecst province of Ilcluclilstnn. for somci
Imo past. It was to that place the detach-
in nut of 150 men of the Bombay Infantry
vas dispatched hurilcdly on January 8. The
irovlous garrlscii of Mekran hud been with
drawn long ao _ ,
Send > nvnl VCHHCNortlivnril. .
HONG KONO , Jan. 13. The IJrltlsh torpedo
wtroyctH Hart and Handy , convoyed by the
Ispatch vessel Alacrity , have been ordered
orthward. The homeward aiders of the
Irltlih lirst-claEs crulsor Edgard have bccu
Defender of Ureyftii Dffentcil ,
PAIHS , Jan. 13 , M. Loubet was re-elected
> re3ldcnt of the Senate today. M. Schucrer-
vcatncr vvab defeated for re-election to the
IMtiKtii ! < Ie ( VI a ii > - Vlcllmv.
BOM IIAV , Jan. l. fho deaths from the
plague during tbo past week numbered 409.
FREE KIDlLTO PORT ARTHUR
Omaha Business 'Men ' Invited to Go to
Souttiorh Terminus ,
STILIWEIL REDEEMS HIS PROMISE
Definite < Annnml < tonipiil of Arrnimc-
iiirnln foi' ' ( tiV llimlneftN MCII'H
Kxenr.4liin.Vliule Io the
Co in me re I a I Clul > .
The promtso of A. R. Stlllwcll , president
ol the- Kansas City , Plttshiirg & Gulf rall-
reid , to run a free excursion of business men
of this city over the now north and notith
line to Port Arthur , Tex. , and return , made
on. the occasion ot the complimentary bin-
quct recently tendered the ofllcla'a of that
line by the Omaha Commercial club , vvos
mnde good yesterday on the receipt of a
definite announcement from Harry C. Orr ,
fconoral passenger and ticket agent , regarding
the arrangements for such an excursion.
The transportation for the members ot the
party U to bo furnished by the Kansas City ,
Plttsburg & Gulf railroad , without cost to the
excursionists. The sleeping car faro Is also
to be paid by the Kansas City. Plttsburg &
Gulf railroad. The expenses left for the In
dividual members ot the party to bear will
bo the expenses of the dining car and hotel
bills , wherever stops may he made. The time
suggested for the trip Is the first part of
February , the start being made on U'cbruary
1 , 2 or 3.
Tlio route of the party will bo to leave
Council Bluffs on the Omaha & St. Louis
dlvlslcn ot the Kansas City , Plttsburg
Gulf rallrcad- and go from Council Bluffs to
New Conception , Mo. on tlat line. From the
lat'ter ' point Into Kansas City the route will bo
via Uio Chicago Great Wcotern. From Kun-
aas City 'to Port Arthur , Tex. nnd return to
Kansas City the route will bo via the main
line of the KaiiEUs City , Pltlsburg & Gulf
rallrcad. Stops will bo made at all Important
point. ? nlon ? the line , the places not receiv
ing a visit on the going trip being covered on
the return trip. A side trip over the Hue of
the Choctavv. Oklahoma Gulf railroad , ' the
thirty-lift ! ! parallel route , " will probably betaken
taken In order to allow the Oniahana on op
portunity ot Inspec1 Ing more ot the InJIan
Territory than U entered by the Port Arthur
The formal announcement of the free ex
cursion was made by George Emtrlkln , as
sistant general freight agent of the Kansas
City , Pittsburg & Gulf railroad , to John K
Utt , commissioner of the Oniahi Commercial
club , yesterday. If a eufllcleiit number
of the leading business men of Omala decide
to take the trip two sleepers will be attached
to the express trala of the Port Aithur route
on the date most desirable for the st irt. If
more than enough to (111 ( two aleoplng can.
decide to go on the trip the train will ho run
aa a special The members of the Kansas
City Commercial club are to take a similar
trip the latter part of this month , returning
to Kansas City on January-
\n\\s xvvs ) \\s.conn : ucmviiv. .
I > ll < elllio il of thu Oregon Short I.liie
HeluriiliiK 111 the Kolll.
There was much comment in local railway
circles yesterday morning over the proba
bility of the control of the Oregon Short Line
by the Union Pacific reorganization com
mittee. That the circulation of the report
In Wall street on Wednesday afternoon
should 'bo ' responsiblefor a rise of two points
In Union Pacific stocjc was accepted as proof
convincing that the rumor was founded on
some fact. I
Everywhere about the city the report that
the Oregon Short Line was to be reclaimed
by the Union Paelllc was gladly received. Tl.e
general opinion was that the absorpticcf of
the former Uanch by the parent syritcin
would mean thatmany of the Omaha families , ,
who removed to Salt Lake last March when
the Short Line left Uio Union Pacific , would
return to Omaln , much of the work of the
'hort Line hereafter being ccnductcd from the
headquarters liore It la generally conceded
tlMt so.ce , but yrobably not all , of the work
now transacted at the Independent headquar
ters of the Short Line In Salt Lake City would
be performed at the local headquarters after
the Union Pacific again secured control ot the
Slnco early last autumn , when the Union
Pacific reorganization committee secured S3-
000 shares of stock In the Oregon Short Line ,
it has been expected that the committee
would sooner or later secure a controlling In.
tcrest In the former branch lino. Those S5-
000 pharos of Shont , Line stock were among
tha first securities taken out of the trust
fund * y the reorgan atlon committee , and
It Is reported that more stock lira since been
secured. On his visit hoio las. , fall. Presi
dent Cair of the Oregon , Short Line told The
IJeo that the Union Pacific rcorganl/atlon
committee controlled about one-third of the
atock of the Short Line , The general 1m-
) rosslon among railroad men la that the
committee haf since then secured contiol of
about one-third more of the Short Line stock
The prospect of the control of thu Orr-son
Short Line by the Union/ / Pacific brings up the
ubject of the closing of the Ogden gato-vay
vhlch has been opened to all railroads slnco
ho Short Line became an Independent prop-
ertv. The closing of the gateway guarding
lie entrance to the territory of the Short
Line would throw out the Rock Island , the
Santa Fc , the Missouri Pacific and the Ulo
Jrnndo lines from competition v.lth the
Union Pacific for business to and from that
Pi-rltory. The Uurllngton would not feel the
fleet of the closing of the gateway so much
03 it has another entrance to the northwest
eld via Hillings. The traffic war brought
about by the question of proper divisions
vlien fie Short line became an Independent
nnerty last ycai was ono of the most bitter
ver waged In western railroad circles , and
as not without some pen-mini acrimony.
Vhnt the attltudo of the officials of the Union
'aelfic toward the officials of the Oregon
hort line , with whom they quarreled , will
ic after the Short Line again becomes a
iranch of the Union Pacific system will be
.itched with intense Interest.
QIIMIIJ , OVIRi \MV.Y TH vn-'ic.
illoailsV III Kln'il ' the Oun-
CHICAGO , Jan. 13. There is every pros-
cct of a fight between 'the ' Canadian Pacific
nd the other .transcontinental roads over
ho rates to the Pacific coaa-t for those In-
ending to go to Alaska. When the matter
f rates to Alaska first came up the Canadian
'aelfic said It i\oulil demand on this hujl-
ess the Eamo differential It had been al
ow ed on California , business The moro
onthorn routes , saljl the Canadian Pacific
tad as good a route as any for thofo Intend.
ng to go to Alaska , and It should not have
ny differential. This nnttered nothing to
ho Canadian 1'acina and it took the dlffcr-
ntlal which U tald was Its duo.
Now all of the transcontinental roads and
lioso of the Western IMssengcr obooclatlon
lave determined they will not allow the
Canadian Pacific Jo have any advantage over
them on this ijfii3ln > ss and say they will
meet any late vvBld ( It may make. A mass
meeting of all the interested lines will beheld
held In Chicago ID ilio near future to take
formal action lijfthq matter.
HiixIneNH Itfltil ; ul Hit \ duel.- .
The H. & M. ? > ioti at Hav clock , Neb , Just
outside of LlncoInijUto busier than they have
ever been before ; Moro work Is now being
turned out of these shops tron at any previ
ous time since they were built. The pay roll
for the shops during the month of December ,
1897. aggregated $18,511.02 , an Increase of
$ GCU.02 In the pay roll of the shops over the
conespondlng period of 1896 , when the pay
roll amounted to ? 11.900. It Is expected that
the January pay roll of 1S9S will show no
Kreat an Increase over tbo pay roll of Jan.
uary , 1S97. The repair work at the Hav clock
shops continues to bo heavy and the rebuild.
Ing of the light locomotives of the road Is
giving work to many shopmen who were not
at work ono year ago.
.Seeonil i\lenxloii : on I'IIKNCN ,
General Manager Dickinson of the Union
Pacific yesterday Issued a circular grant-
Ins a further extension of time on annual
passes expiring December 31 , 1S97 , until Jan
uary 31. 1893. This Is the necon 1 extension
made of last year's passes on the Union Pa-
clflo. the first extension having been made
to January 15. Uy some too further ( ' -.ten-
* lon ot Union Pacific nnmml passes Ii
thoucht to signify that the new company
will bo In charge of the property when lie
tlmo for the Issue of the new pisses ot 189S
< > npft mill 1'crNonnN.
General Solicitor Charles K Mandcrson of
the II & M. IMS gone to St. Loula to address
the1 Comrr.ccclal club of IKit lly on Saturday
evening. The subject of his address will be.
Superintendent Ashton of the Northwcsl-
frn's lines In northern Iowa and Assistant
Superintendent Dragdon ot the eastern Iowa
division of the same roaJ arc In the city.
"Nebraska and the Trnnsmlssourl West. "
General Solicitor Mandorson ot the U. &
M. will deliver the principal address at the
banquet of the St. Louis Commercial club
on Saturday night. His subject will bo.
"Nebraska nnd the Transmlssourl West "
Fred McCormlck , formerly chief clerk ot
the Union Pacific's general freight department
In thU city and now stationed at Sacramento ,
Cal , , as commercial agent for the tame rail *
road , la In town renewing old acquaintance * .
General Passenger lAgent ISobnstlan ot the
Hock Island hai just Issued his ofilclal family
circular for 1S9S. In addition to the changes
p-evlously noted , It announces the appoint
ment of A. H. Cooper to bo district passen
ger agent at Wichita , Kan. Ho was formerly
agent for the Hock Island at El Hcno , Okl.
The appointment of F. W. Caldwell to bo
traveling passenger accnt out of Omaha to
succeed A. C. Turpln. transferred to Boston ,
Is confirmed. Mr. Caldwell Is still In Min
neapolis but Is expected to enter on Ills new
field hero within a short tlmo.
NO SU1PSFOR CDBA
( Continued from First Pago. )
between the United States and Spain. The
Spanish government has already allowed
the United States to Interfcio In Its Internal
affairs in the matter of relieving the starv
ing reconccntrndocs , nnd any further steps
that this government would take could
hardly bo objected to as being without
"It has been settled beyond doubt that no
hind"of liberal government can bo established
In Cubi. The riots prove this. A few news
papers espoused the cause of autonomy and
this was at once met by a union ot army
olllcers and voluntceiB opposed to the plan ,
who suppressed the press by force. That Is
the kind of liberty that will be allowed In
Cuba and none other. "
The Spanish consul , General Arturo Ualda-
sane , said to lay that ho believed that the
reports from Havana were greatly exagger
ated. "I cannot believe the stories , " ho
said , "that olllcers of the army were con
cerned In the attack on the newspaper of
fices Spain docs not send Its soldiers their
for that purpose. Newspaper olllces have
been wrecked ( before In most countries by
nngty mobs and war has. not been the re
sult. Neither will U 1)0 In this caso. If
there are any disorders In Havana , lost EC-
sured that they will bo stopped at onco. "
nuxcn HAS NO OHDKHS.
"I have heard nothing of the reports of
ilotmg In Havana 3iul orders to the North
Atlantic squadron , except what I have read
in the newspapers this morning , " said Ad
miral Dunce at the Brooklyn navy yaid.
'Tho whole squadron was cibout to icndezvoua
clt Key West. The ships not In the navy-
yard now are waiting at Hampton Holds or
are already on the way to Key West.
'I do not know whether the maneuvers in
the southers waters contemplated any like
lihood ot such action as the defense of Amci-
Icans In Havana. That Is a matter for the
far-seeing eye of Commodore Slcard. The
ships come hero for repairs end are ordered
away again and that is all we ever know-
about them "
When nskcd whether honns holding the
Mnssjchusetts , Texas and Brooklyn here In
anticipation of snmo sudden ordcra , the com
mandant said : "No The ships are merely
undergoing some slight repairs and will go
on their winter's cruise as soon as they aic
NEWPORT NEWS , Vn. . Jan. 13. The bat
tleship Indiana left here this afternoon for
Old Point Comfort , after taking on 050 tons
of coil , to Join the other vessels ot the
North Atlantic squadron. The battleship
low p. came up this afternoon to fill Its coal
Humors as to trouble have reached ths
men on these vessels and there is seme ex
citement eboaid shlo , but no Important or
ders have 'been ' received from Washington.
It fa understood that the vessels in these
waters will not ejll for the south until Sat-
urdiy morning , unless ithero are further de
velopments of an unexpected nature In the
TAKING ON COAL
NORFOLK. Vo . J..n. . 13 The flagship New-
York will probably fail for Key West Monday
rooming. Ono hundred tons of coal hae
b"on ordered alongside the ship at Sew ell's
Point. On the monitor Terror , which is also
at the Norfolk navy yard , day and night
shifts are now at work preparing it for sea.
Ammunition to bo used for target prastlro
on winter cruise lus been , put on board the
warships in the last few days. Naval ofllceia
docllna to discuss the situation , but point out
the fact the orders for the squadron to make
Its winter cruise have not been revoked
KDV WDST , Fla. , Jcii 13 The warships
i'avc taken on ccul andi provisions today und
are belug held ready to proceed to sea , should
occasion require. The accident which hap
pened on board the Marblchcad yesterday ,
when four men were Injured , la being In
vestigated The Marblehead will proceed to
N'Jvasta Island en the arrival of tbo Detroit
HAVANA , Jan 13 The United States
consul genera ! , General Pltzhugh Leo , ab
solutely denies that ho has asked the au
thorities at Washington to send two v\ar
vessels to Havana
, LED 'NOT ' HUHT.
HAVANA Jan 13Thero Is no foundation
whatever for the rumor that United States
Consul General Tltzhugh Leo met with violence
lence during the disturbances last night 01
toJay. During Uio height of the uproar I > fit
evening ho walked about freely In Central
park and In front of the Hotel Inglaterra , To
day he has been attending to official business
as usual. Thlo evening v.nen this dispatch
Isi'ent ho Is dining at the Hotel Inglaterra.
It Is reported that an Important engage
ment has taken place between the Spanhids
and the inaui gents under General llabl , In
the district of Manzanlllo , In which the In
surgents lost 300 men killed and the tipan-
hrds HO men killed anj wounded.
Ahsut noon today n crowd gathered In
frcnt of the offices of ii Dlirlo do la Larlui
stout1' g "Death to DIarlo. " General Aroulas
nted the regular troops to re.storo order and
to compel Hie d'Hperuil of the crowd , which
kept up n continuous shouting In the streets
near Central park.
I'owintrui , AMins KOII run INS.
Heiivj Ilnliterx of .Spniilxh-Ciihiiii
HiinilH May Aid Them.
WASHINGTON , Jan 13. Private Informa
tion has been sent to the State- department
and to members of the foreign affairs com
mittee In congress going to show that power
ful Influences are at work to secure Inde
pendence for Cuba , Spain has Issued bonds
to the grcss amount of about $100,000,000 ,
lased flpcdllcally upon the resources and
revenues of Cuba. These bonds are held In
largo part In Great Britain anj France.
Some of the largest syndicates In those coun
tries , it U i Ul , have at last become con
vinced that these bonds are about to become
valueless unless the United States in some
way guarantees their payment. They are
convinced that the Island Is entirely de
vastated and that It can bo restored wily by
the Influence of a strong commercial power ,
Heprcaontatlors luvo already been made to
this country by certain strong commercial
Interests to secure ) active Intervention Jf
this were done Ilia United Stairs would be-
eomo morally responsible for the payment
of the Cuban loan This could be dona by a
protectorate similar tu that of Knglaml In
Ugypt , or by a direct ccntrol of the Cuban
custom housffl. The Insurgent leaden * have
all along Intimated tbat they would not ob
ject to action on the pirt of the United States
which would secure their Independence , no
matter how cc .tly it might bo to them from
a financial ponL ! of view They realUo that
the very mrasurea necessary to the raising
of money to ray thte loan would glvo tbo
Island a utart commercially , euch OH It could
not hope to attain by Itself , Under present
conditions President 'McKlnlcy ' could not In
tervene except os an act of hostility to
Spain , for the Spaniards have accede ! to
every demand undo by this government ,
almost before It an presented. It baa been
Intimated , however , that If the United Stutea
should send Its war chips to Havana , stop tbe
war , and agree to p y the $400,000,000 of the
Cuban loin , both Franco and Great Britain
would sustain thla country , and therefore
the S-iputa government could appeal to the
people ot Spain and show that the lca of
Cub had como about by the Influence of
Franco and Great Britain rather than by the
dictation of the hated Yankees. It Is un
doubtedly n fact that the hcndholdera orn
moving to put thla country In u position
where It will guarantee payment , and It it
does this , the war In Cuba will speedily end.
PITirUli CO.MJITIO.V OP CtMllVS.
llninnn Pnlicr Ciilln Attention to Need
HAVANA , Jan. 12. ( Via Key West , Fla. ,
Jan. 13. ) ( Delayed In trannmlsslcci ) La DlR-
cosslcti prints an-energetic odltorhl calling
attention to the nltlful state of the rcconccn-
tradocs at the city headquarters and to the
absolute necessity for saving them from Im
The Insurgents ot Pinar del lllo have de
stroyed 100,000 tobacco flants. the propcity
ut the mayor of ArtcmUa. In the districts ot
Camajuanl , province of Santa Clara , the In-
surgenM have destroyed GOO.OOO tolwcco plants
and have burned about 44,000 tons of cane
At the central plantation of NnrcUo. the * In
surgents surprised the laborers , undressed
them entirely and made pilsoncrs of several
Irregulars. They also carried off about 100
At Matanras yesterday soventy-onn persona
died , of whom twenty-two were starved to
death. In Holgtiln , a town of 5,000 Inhabi
tants , last year 1,208 persons died , many ut
them losing their lives through starvation.
From Santiago do Cuba nnd Oimntanamo ,
hundreds ot men have joined the Insurgents
from the undefended tonns. The Insurgents
are obliging all men to join them.
During the last ten days In various sklr-
mls'.ies , the Insurgents , according to Soaln's
reports , lost eighty-seven men killed , vvhllo
Uio troops captured ten prisoners and forty-
eight rifles. Ninety-seven Insurgents sur
rendered. The troops lost twenty-three rci-
vatro killed and six officers and sixty-eight
privates were wounded ,
The captain general of Porto Hlco resigned
because ho considered autonomy to bo dis
astrous to Spanish sovereignty.
JACKSON , Miss. Jan. 13. Advices from
Major G L. Donald of MUslsalppl.
now In Cuba , on nhceo Information the state
s nato yesterday parsed a strong Cuban rcso.
Ititlon. say that 90000 persons have perished
by starvation in the province of Santa Chra
alone since January 1 , 1S98. Major Donald
oxys one cannot go twenty steps without
some poor starving woman or child begging
for something to cat and that a peraon earn in
sit down toi n meal without ihelng asked for
bread by starving children.
nn iioui'i : is i. > M\V : voiuc.
IteleiiNciI from n C'ulinu il'rlson mill
NI2W YORK , Jan. 13 Sonora Inez
Ponce do Itoque , wlfo of the Insurgent Col
onel Ponce do Hoquo , arrived on the steamer
Seneca today. Scnora do Roque , who Is a
strikingly beautiful woman , v\ns exiled
tfroin Cuba by order of General Blanco. A
letter which she wrote to ln-r husband vva *
intercepted by the Spanish aulhoiltlcs ami
as It contained information Inimical to their
Intercuts , Mrs. do Hoquc waa arrested and
thiown Into prUon In Matin/as , blic spent
seventeen months and four diyo In jail , most
of the time Inconimunlcido. She was ic-
Icasod under the general amnesty granted
by the queen regent , \fter her icleaso she
refused to try to persuilu her husband to
lay down his arms and was banished in con
ins iNvixsTiiuvrh AMU Air. ROOD.
IiMonlory of Pullman's Property It
Filed l y Ihe i\eeulois.
CHICAGO , Jan. 13. An Inventory of the
late George M. Pullman was filed In the probate -
bate court today by Norman B. Ream ana
Robert T. Lincoln , executors. The linen
tory lists the real estate and personal prop
erty of the deceased , though It places nt >
valuation on the former and gives only the
par value ot the securities which form the
major portion of the trust. According to the
estimates given at the tlmo the will waa
fllcd , the ical estate v-as worth but $800,000 ,
and the personal estate $ C,000,000. In thu
Inventory at today the conservative policy
of the executors Is further borne out , anil
on the property valued the figures are such
as to leave llttlo chance for depreciation.
The Investments of Mr. Pullman wctc
widespread. Ho hold 20,919 shares ot Pull
man Palace Car compiny stock , nnd was
Interested In the Nicaragua Canal compiny
to the extent of $200 In btock and $10,000 in
bonds. The holdings of poor Investments
are tmall. Out of his entire bond holdings
but $15.009 worth arc deemed desperate.
Mr. 1'ullman was Interested in several
publications to a small extent , holding
stock in Kate Field's Washington , the Jour
nal of Commerce and tno weekly Magazine.
Ho held $2.000 stock In the Forum Publish
ing company. The furnishings of the house
hold in Chicago are estimated at $45,230.
Fire Ilevoril for 11 In > .
ALMA , Nob. , Jan. 13. ( Special Telegram )
Three frame husincss buildings were
wholly consumed by flro hero list night.
The flro started in the butcher shop of V.
T. Wcstcolt. This building was owned 'by
G. S Holmea of Salt Lake City , Utah , and
was Insured In the Hartford of Connecticut
for $300. 'Ilio Nebraska Mutual Insurance
company carried $000 on the contents , which
were also a total lobs Adjoining on the
wcctva < the bakery of Low Fox , on which
the Commercial Union of London carried a
policy ot $200 and the Nebraska Mutual $75
The building waa owned by Sarah B. Elcn-
dorf of Now York and was Instiled In the
Liverpool , London and Glebe for $ nOO. A
largo two-story frame iiiIIdlng | on the eaht
without any Insurance was burned. Thla
was occupied hy Contractor Liberty , but
most of lila tools and materials were caved.
The brick store of the Symb Drug company
wa ? badly damaged and the laigo glass fronts
In the building on the opposite sldo ot the
ptrcet were nearly all broken. The total loss
i ? estimated at $3IiOO
LOUISVILLU , Ky. , Jan. 3. Flro broke out
this evening In the plow factoiy of R F
Avery & . Sons nnd did about $75,000 worth
of damage. The grinding , polishing nnd set
ting up rooms were totally destioycd and
two other departments were damaged by
water. The damage was not sufficient , how
ever to cause a suspension of operations , *
The loss Is fully covered by Insurance.
Spontaneous combustion caused the blaze.
TORONTO , Ont. , Jon. 13 The five-story
brick factory of the Dominion Paper Dox
company , on Adelaide street , was destroyed
by flro tonight. The premises of the Tbronto
Hlectrlcal works adjoining were also gutted.
The total IMS will reach $50,000 ; fully cov
eted by Insutance.
HASTINGS , Neb. , Jan. 13. ( Special Tele
gram. ) A barn belonging to Dan McCIcery
at Pauline waa destroyed early this mornIng -
Ing by flre. Three horses and home farm
machinery were 'burned. Loss , $500.
RUSSHLLVILLi : , Ky. , Jan. 13 , The Stev
enson block has burned. Loss , $30,000 ;
partially Insured. George Collins , a fireman ,
was crushed to death.
DenlliN of a In > .
CORNING , la. , Jan. 13. ( Special. ) Mrs
Dwlng , wife of the Rev. T D , Hwlng of this
city , died Saturday evening , January S. The
remains were taken cast for Interment Mon.
SAN LUIS OBISPO. Cal , Jan 13 Lcroy
D Brown , u prominent educator , died hero
today. Ho had been superintendent of pub-
lie instruction In Ohio , president of the
Unlvcislty of Nevada and superintendent of
public schools at Los Angeles.
Splnnerx Will iStrlKe.
FALL RlVin , .Mass. . Jun. 13-At a gen
eral meeting of the Spinners' union lust
night the spinners of the King Phillips cot
ton mills nskcd permission to strike nnd It
was iinnnlmouBly granted by tbo union
after the cato hud been heard. They will
leave their mills on Saturday unless the
old schc-dulo lu restored before that time.
gtlmulato the stomach ,
route the liver , euro bilious
ness , headache , dlrzlnrss ,
lour itomacli , conitlpatlon ,
etc. 1'rlco U centi. bold by all UruggliU.
TUg cuil/ Mill la Uku with Uood'i 6amp rlU
PKOVIDK1 CCHSIIATK AT 11VWSO.Y ,
Inllnx ofnicrlemi * to Klondike
Ulnkefi Tli IN Nccrinr ) .
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. The dlplomitlo
and consular opproprhtlon bill , which was re
ported to ( ho hoiwn by the foreign affairs
committee , appropriates $1,729,028. H follows
In gencrnl the last appropriation bill , In
creasing , however , the Item for contingent
expenses of foreign mUnlons by $15,000 , and
Increasing by $20,000 the Item for emerg
encies In tno service cutl to extend the In
terests of the countryi
At Divvson , British .North Amcrlcn , the
heart of the gold boom , consulate U pro
posed on account of the great Influx1 ot
Anierlcam Into the region , and $3,000 la op-
proprlated for Us vstablUhment. TJio ccti-
Biilato nt Vancouver , .British Columbia , now
$1,500 , la proposed to be raise I to $7,000 , be
cause of Its growing business.
TKST THIS I'KKIilMi oT' Stiff YTOHS.
Hrlhery < "hnruex to lie TnUen from
( /oliiiiiliim to WimliliiHtoii.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 13. It Is undcrstoot
that some senators have been notified ot the
probability of the senate's being called on
to liivu > llgato the method ot Scnttor Hinna'tt
election to the senate. It la said to bo
the purpose ot the Ohio manager ? ot the
opposition to secure an Investigation of Rep.
rosentatlvo Otla' charges of bribery by the
Ohio senate and they have made the Inquiry
A\hethcr If the state ucnato forwards prop
erly formulated charges they will receive
the attention of the senate * of the United
States. The matter lias not oceri" presented
In any formal way.
Hill for Const DefeiiNe
WASHINGTON , Jan. 13 Senator Morgan
1ms Introduced a. hill providing for the In-
crcaso ot the naval establishment by the
construction of four coast defense monitors
of the clat ? of the Mlantomah. Amphltrite ,
Monadnock and Terror. The bill provides
that the vessels shall bo lilted with the
pneumatic system similar to that In use on
the Terror and $100.000 Is appropriated to
commence the construction of the vcsselo.
\H | H for .More
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13 Secretary of the
Navy Long has sent a recommendation ! to
the houno committee en naval affairs for an
Inereabo of the enlisted men In the navy by
1,000 men and asking for an Increase ot np-
nrentlccs In the navy by 700.
ASHLAND , Nub. . Jan 13. ( Special ) The
society event of the seabon In the Wahoo
Valley neighborhood , northwest ot Aphland ,
was the marriage on Friday evening of last
week ot Rev. Luclcn 13. Hart of Wymore ,
Neb. to Miss Minnie Kelser of Yoik , Neb.
The ceremony was performed by Hov. W 1\
Caldwell nt the homo of Samuel M. Ilirt ,
father of the groom. Rev. Mr Hart Is the
pastor of a United Brethren chinch south of
Wymoro , where ho will make his residence.
1'iilon I.eiiKne i'liih Uleellon.
NHW YORK , Jun. H. At the annual
mooting of tbo Union Lnague club last night
131I1U1 Root vv is elected piesldcnt ; Henry 13
How land , Cyius Clnrk , Homy W Cnntion
nnd William II lekhumvice piesldents ;
Walter C. Ollsan , secretary , and Wlllltm
G. White , trc'isiirer.
iSlv Iliinilreil I.eute for MiiHku.
VICTORIA. H. C. , Jan. n The steamer
City of Seattle Ins loft hcio for Alaskan
polls , having on boird over 010 passengers.
The rush to Klondike 1ms not fairly be
gun , but In n few- weeks u steamer will
bo leaving licro every day with that many
L < 5 ! Glass 'ft Stop
Suddenly and r rk the n cirri
Ttlio IIUIMI KO , the onlj
euro ulitlo utlnff tobarro.
&Ur. oril ItaiM. a ho i f
( UuBrinterd I UIY ) ? a.DUj Of
UrupcliU nr of ni.
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Panton S Uurgtm , Mnnajsrs ,
Today at 3 p. m. I
Direction Prilllv.ileliiiaiin. .
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, ta. Tel. 131D.
TONIGHT 8:15 :
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rotlon .MASON MITCHHLL I'refccntlnic
Hunclny Night . . . . . . HAMI.nT
Monday NlKht . lIK'IllH.IKir
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Thm-mlny livening , Jun , no.
Tlio Krcdlrst contralto In the world will appear
In u mlscUlancoui conceit nnd In nctu of
( irnnil Iliillnii Ojieru
2nd Act MAETHA.
4th Act IL TRAVATORE
and the following treat iirlltts In Iho cacti
Mme. toie Toulinguet
I'rlimi donna soprano linpcilal und Majileson
Orntid Opera Co
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ProfciHor WeltCliiniploii ttkntcr.
Coiiimenclnu rbursJuy Hvonlnx
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