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Situation in Havana is Critical and
Excitement ia Intense.
Appearance of Order Beatorod is Only
If Their Eequcst is Not Granted Trouble
May Follow ,
llelleven In Mild Method * of AVnrfnrc
und KliulH II Dllllcult to
Quell ItlotlnK In the
, StreetM.
HAVANA , via Key West , Fla. , Jnn , IE.
( Dclayeil In transmission. ) Although out
wardly order ia restored hero , great excite
ment continues and unless the newspapers
exercise , under the present press censorship ,
great prudence , a general revolt Is probable ,
with much bloodshed , because , lu such an
event , the army volunteers would fraternize.
General Blanco's position Is moro difficult ,
because his mild methods of warfare dis
qualify him to use energy with a mob.
The rioters Intend going In a pacific man
ner to the palace to .request General Dlanco
to release Senor Jesus Trlllo , a prominent
attorney who has been unjustly charged by
.polltlc-iil . Intriguers with fomenting mob
Up to the tlmo this dispatch Is sent no
American has been In danger ; nor has there
been any hostile demonstration or shouting
against them , nor have any Americans taken
refuge at the United States consulate. General -
oral Fltzlutgh Lee , the llrltlsh consul and
other consular officers witnessed the disor
ders from the balcony of the Hotel Ingla-
calm the- agitation , < but pointedly suggested
that General Arolas should try to calm him
self also , as ho was "Increasins the.disturb ,
nnco by his Intemperate and Insuring lan
guage. "
At one point the mob moved toward the
private residence oC Senor Druzon , < the civil
governor of Havana , .but . waa promptly dis
persed iby the police. .
HAVANA , Jan. 1C. No "disagreeable In
cidents" liavo Occurred today and "complete
cu.lmiicss" . e'xlata. General 'Morroto , General
'Denial ' and Gcnjral Salledo have arrived and
are aesletlng General 'Blanco ' in maintaining
peace. 'While , Senor Garcia , governor of
Bantu Clara , waa attending a base ball match
.1 liicspltal employe attempted to shoot him.
General Agulerro and his aide-de-camp
frustrated the attempt.
( Jontral Panda arrived at Manzanlllo on
Tuesday Met. According to the official ro-
pc-rta there have been only "unimportant
eklrmlshes" In tliat dlrcctlca.
MADRID , Jan. 1C. Senor.Romero Rcboldo ,
presld'ln ; ? at a meeting of his friends tonight ,
attacked the autonomy scheme and sought to
magnify tllio significance of the recent demon
strations at Havarji. The meeting decided to
reassemble on Tuesday next in order to draft
an address 'to ' the queen regent , protesting
against the dissolution of the Cortes and re
questing that -they bo convened. General
. Weyler waa Invited to attund the meeting ,
but excused lilrceclf on the ground of
' "Kcruples arising from his military posi
tion. "
On the firet day of the rlota , when a
crowd of COD men that hail massed In Cen
tral park began stoning windows und shout
ing "Death to Olarco ! " "Vivo Woylcr ! " and
"Down with autonomy ! " General Parrado ,
General Solano ana General Garrlch rode
up and Gcneril Soluno ordered the cavalry
to charge the mob. The cavalry commander
replied : "Whom shall I charge ? Loyal
Spaniards for shouting 'Long live Spain'
and 'Long live the Spanish generals ? "
The commander then dismounted and en
deavored to persuade the mob , In which were
a number of officers ana pfveral adjutants ,
to retire. General Garrlch , an Intelligent ,
noble Cuban , whoso loyalty has never been
doubted , confronted the loader of the mob ,
Major Fuentes , and Captain Calve of the
artillery. Major Fuentes resented the re
buke ami General Garrlch , Infuriated ,
enatchcd several decorations from the breast
of 'the officer , saying : "You have dishonored
'tho army. " Major Fueutes and Captain
Calve were arrested.
General Solano , In the COJIKO of an Inter
view , has denied that ho called 'tho rioting
officers drunkard * , but ho confirms the re
port that ho characterized them aa "un
worthy of the uniform they ; wore. " Some
of the pipers having criticised this language ,
General Solano said : "I used those words
and I am willing to sustain them at the
point of my sword. "
Wednesday and Thursday nights the the
aters and cafes wcro closed and the mlll-
'tary ' band Old not -play at Central park as
usual. When the newspaper olllcca were
'being ' attacked General Dlanco called upon of General Woylcr's friends to use
their Influence to calm the rioters. They
replied that they deplored the outburst , but
did not know the Uuilcra of the 'riot. They
offered to do everything In their powar to
Kor several months tlioro has been a
conlllct of authority between Dr , M. .1.
Itoriciuiii , Burgeon , In command of the Na
tional quarantine station on Angel Island ,
ninl Dr. W. P. Chalmers , civic quarantine
officer. The supremacy of the federal of-
Here has been sustained , although not con
ceded by the civicofficial. . At 11 o'clock to
night Dr , Chalmers Is starting In a tug for
the Porn , with the Idea of inspecting the
strainer and of landing the Hawaiian presi
dent. The federal officials maintain , how
ever , that If Chalmers succeeds In boarding
Hie Pern ho will bo detained on board all
night until Dr. Rosenau shall have Inspected
and passed the passengers In the morning.
Duration of Kino rimii Leaite In .Vol
Drift-mill < ' < ! ,
rniCIN , Jan , 1C. Germany has demanded
a ninety-nine years' lease of Klao Cliau and
a largo area surroundlug it. China otters to
lease the bay and shores only for fifty years.
Hero the nutter rests. The Germans Insist
on the right to tiuild railroads and work
lulnci whenever they wish. It Is reported
that a railroad from Klao Chau to Ulnan
Ku has been agreed to , tbo Germans acquir
ing mining rights for a mile on each side
of the line , and the Chinese to bo admitted
as shareholders ,
Germany has renewed Its demand for an
Indemnity of 200,000 taels for the erection
of a cathedral and for compensation to the
amount of several thousand taels for the
relatives of the murdered missionaries.
Kmpre * * ' Health Alariiilnur.
'BERLIN. ' Jan. 10. The conlltlon of the
health of Empress Augusta Victoria excites
comment. Efca will go In the eprUig to eomo
'southern air cure. Her physicians still for-
) > U1 > icr leaving her rooms.
' Tope' * Kneyellenl U ilriitl.
MONTREAL , Jan. 10. The pope's encycli
cal on the Itiiiiltoba school question was read
today In all the churches of the dloccaco of
Montreal , Three Rivers , Sherbrooke , St.
Slvaclutbo , Chlcoutlml and Jlytaouakl. Arch-
blrf.iop nonchrsl of Montreal , In canning the
encyclical to bo promulgated , had It accom
panied simply by a short letter , recommendIng -
Ing It to the careful consideration of Uio
faithful. Ho also caused to bo read the pas
toral Issued last Sunday by Mgr. Ilogln , ccail-
Jutor to the cardinal arc&blshop of Quebec.
Bishop IA Fleche of Thrco Rivers did llke-
wlra and In a pastoral letter of 'his ' own
urged bis flock to continue In Its cndcavora
to liavo the rights of the Catholic minority
In Manlobi : restored to them.
They Arc ( lulckly DlNpcrncd liy tlic
il'ollce "XVIIhotit Excitement.
PARIS , Jan. 16. There was a popular
demonstration today with a procession of mil
itary officials , soldiers , veterans and gymnao-
Hc am ) o''hcr associations In honor of General
Felix Saussler , now retiring from the mili
tary governorship of Paris , and the command-
cr-ln-chlof of the French army. General
Sauealer , who was In full uniform and sur
rounded by hla staff , otood in his residence ,
responding assiduously to the Dilatations of
cnormouo crowdo.
Ultimately Lands of students piratled the
streets , shouting perpetually , "Conspuez
SSoIal" "Death to the Jews ! " and the like.
In several cases cifo windows wcro smashed
and the windows of a house mistaken fcr
Zola's wcro broken. The police finally dls-
pcrseJ the rioters and made oevcnil arrests.
Louisa Michel and Sebastian 'Fauro ad
dressed a socialist meeting this evening and
dctounccd the secrecy attending the trial of
Comto Hslerhazy. There \vcro shouts of
"Uas Urumontl" and "lias Rochcfcrtl" but
there was no further disorder.
Tbo list of persons signing the petition
circulated by M. Zola , Anatolo France and
others on I'Vlday last , for a retrial of former
Captain Alfred Dreyfus Is becoming- Increas
ingly ( significant. Numerous members of the
Institute and other prominent persons are
signing , which shows that the movement Is
dally growing In respectability and In
On the other hand , the anti-Zola cam
paign , started by the students , Is extend
ing to Marseilles , Toulouse , Lyoas , Nancy
and other largo towns. <
I .
Great llrltulu IH "Willing to AxKlNt the
LONDON , Jan. 16. The Pckln cccrespond-
cnt of the Times says :
Yesterday ( Saturday ) Sir Claude MacDonald -
ald , British ambassador to China , In the
course of nn Interview with the Tsung-Ll-
Yamcn ( board of foreign control ) , stated that
England was willing to assist China to
liquidate the Japanese indemnity and would
provide a loan of 12,000,000 at par to run
fifty years , the service to be 4 per cent net ,
Including sinking fund under conditions as
follows :
First , The opening of three treaty ports ,
Tallen-Wan , Slang In and Nan Nlcig , thereby
Increasing Iho customs revenues ; eeeond , a
declaration that no portion of the Yang tse
Klang valley shall bo alienated to any other
power ; third , the right to extcad the Bur-
mah railway through Hunan province ( the
most Eouthwestern In China ) .
In the event of her default China Is to
place certain revenues under the control of
the Imperial customs. On this basis I'Je
negotiations will proceed. China regards
them as advantageous , but fears the threat
ened opposition of Franco and Russia , es
pecially to the opening of Tallen-Wan and
Nan Nlng.
The Times , commenting on the report ,
suggests that Slang In , which the correspond
ent describes as In Hunan province. Is a
telegraphic error , and means cither Slang
Yang , in Hu-Pel province , or Slang-Tang , In
Hunan province.
General 'Power-Palmer ' SneeeedM to
the Coiiiiuiuuli of Iiullnii Fnreex.
CALCUTTA , Jan. 16. The queen has ap
proved the appointment of General Sir Ar
thur Power-Palmer , K. C. D. , to succeed
General Sir William Lockhart as commander
of the Tirah Held force , on the west frontier.
Sir William Lockhart , after completing the
report on which ho Is engaged ccacernliig
the future Indian frontier policy and the
measures to bo adopted , will return to Eng
land on three months' leave. General Power.
Palmer , It Is understood , will act during hla
abstnco , being succeeded ini bis own present
command by General Ellcs. The forces will
otherwise remain unchanged , except for a
temporary reduction of the ueadquartcro
staff. , ,
Sir Power-Palmer baa been commander of
the Punjab frontier forces slaco 1893. Ho
Is now In his 58th year. He entered the Ju-
dlan army In 1857 , and during the mutiny no
served with Hudson. Ini 18G3 ho was on the
northwest frostier. He served In the Abyo-
sbilan war from 1SC7 to the end of 1808 ; was
with the Duffia expedition In 1SD4 , ami com
manded the Chin Hills expedition of the
previous year. Ho served also during the
Afghan war , 1S78 , and In the Soudan expedi
tion. 1885. Ho received the rank of major
general In 1803. _
1'ollce Art > Called In mid Slimy Ar-
rentH - AnMillie. .
VIENNA , Jan. 16. Five thousand soclallot
workmen made a. demonstration here toJay In
front of the RatWiaus because Dr. Lcugcr ,
the burgomaster , had forbidden them to hold
a meeting In the building. The police dlo-
pcraoJ them and made several arrests. There
are ominous rumors of trouble In Hungary
ami Do'bcmla. The agmrlan socialist move
ment In Hungary 1s serious , especially In tlio
Szabolcho district , where' the land owners are
The town hall at Nylr iBakta has been
partly destroyed by an 'Incendiary ' flro and
the local magistrate has been * seriously in
jured by tfto mob. 'Many arrests have been
nviilo aivl 'tho ' district la now occupleJ by
gendarmerie ,
PRAGUE , Jan. 16. There were outbreaks
promoted by students hero today , together
with a socialistic demonstration , which the
dispersed. _
S IIoiinfli-H lAhollHhril.
AVnii'l ' u H" r-
I1HRLIN , Jan. 16. Tiio Society of German
Sugar Producers at a special meeting today
adopted a resolution declaring that the aboli
tion of bounties would only bo acceptable
provided all countries abolished both direct
and Indirect bounties. A further resolution
was adopted calling' upon the government to
give tue sugar producers a year's notice.
Hay Will Talfo a Kail.
LONDON , Jan. 16. The United States am
bassador to Great Britain , Colonel John
Hay , and family , will rail 'from ' Genoa on
the North German Lloyd steamship Prlnz
Regent Lultpold on January 25 for Egypt , for
a tour up tbo Nile.
Monti-limit Turner
CALCUTTA , Jan. 16. The report of the
escape of Lieutenant Turner of theBritten
survey party recently attacked by tribesmen
In the provlno of Mekran , Ualuchlstan , Is
confirmed ,
\VItlnlrmv ( he KlKlit-llour Deinniul.
LONDON , Jan. 1C. The official engineers'
Joint committee' has notified the employers'
federation of the withdrawal , on behalf of
the men , of the eight hours' demand.
( jerloim KIoiMlH In Sunlit.
'MADRID ' , Jan. 16. There have been seri
ous floods near Valencia , capital of the prov
ince of that nime , and thirty bouses have
collapsed. i
Hti-nnii-r In Dlrilrt-HH.
ST. JOHNS , N. F. , Jan. 16.-Tho unidenti
fied disabled steamer ( supposed to be the
Hrltlsh steamer Park more ) that was lying
oft tills port last night , has be-en driven sea
ward by the severe storm. Great anxiety
Is felt for its safety. A tug went to search
for It tlila mornirih' , but fulled to find It.
Three otber tugs are eettlng ready to sail
at daybreak tomorrow , It U feared the
stcumcr Is helpless
Mrs , Line Recoms a Ballot Wound in the
Lsft Breast.
of the KninlljSny the Shoot-
In PT IK the Uexult of nil Accident ,
mill Other DetallH Cminot
lie Learned. ,
WASHINGTON , Jan. 1C. Mrs. Luclllo
Lane , youngcvst daughter of cx-Sacator Joe
Illackburn of Kentucky , shot herself In her
apartmcnta at the Wellington hotel last
night. According to the statement given
out by tbo family the shooting was acci
dental. Doth of Mrs. Lano'i ) physicians re
fused to discuss the subject even lo tbo ex
tent of saying whether or not the wound
would prove fatal , but from the best that can
be learned' she will probably recover , al
though now suffering severely from the
A friend of the family nominated to give
out a statement of the occurrence paid that
about midnight on Saturday Mrs. L-ino was
preparing to retire. Her husband at the time
wzs In the adjoining room looking over the
paper. Mrs. Lane opened a bureau drawer
to get a handkerchief , and picked up a haad.
fill of gloves and laces which had been tossed
together In the drawer. Under this Huffy
mass was a tiny woman's pistol , a gift to
Mrs. Lane from her father , and a possession
of which she was- particularly fend. It
caught in n piece of lace as she raised her
hand , and falling of its own weight , struck
the hammer on the cdgo of the open drawer.
The pistol exploded and the bill penetrated
her left breast. What became of It Is im
possible to My. According to the statement
given , out , It struck a rib and ranged around
the left shoulder , making only a superficial
wound. At the eamo time It Is said tbat
Mrs. La io Is suffering so from the shock
that the physicians have devoted all their
energies to rallying her without attempting
to definitely ascertain the extent of the In-
Jury. The moot precise statement that either
physician would make tonight was that Mrs.
Lane would probably live till morning. At
the request of the family , the block In which
the hotel Is situated has been roped oft.
Senator Blackburn Is deeply affected by
the occurrence. Ho does not live with his
daughter and when the affair occurred was
summoned from his room on New York ave
nue , remaining thereafter at Mrs. Lane's
hotel , i
Lucille waa the youngest of Sen
ator Blackburn's two daughters. She was
married In 1S35 to Thomas P. Lane , n promi
nent 'business ' man and politician of Sum-
mitt , N. J. At the tlmo of the marriage
Mr. Lane was a chief of division in the
treasury department. Subsequently ho ac
cepted a place with Maxim Arms company
of Now York as Its agent in Washington.
The position Is reputed as a good ono and
the Lanes had apparently always an auim-
dance of money , which they spent freely ,
living at a fashionable hotel nnd seeming
to lack none of the good things of life. Their
llttlo girl , something over a year old , was
ono of the favorites about 'th'o house with
all who knew her and the particular pride
of her mother. iMr. and Mrs. Lane , ac
cording to those who saw them every day ,
were unvaryingly affectionate and attentive
to each other , and' she , while of slight phy-
slquo , was In excellent health.
Mrs. Blackburn , who Is not In the city ,
has been telegraphed for. Mrs. Lane's elder
sister , Corlnne , Is the wife of Lieutenant
Colonel Hall , now at Forth Worth , Tex.
Several Important .Mnt < ern Coining UD
far Settlement.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 10. The 'Hawaiian '
annexation treaty will again this week oc
cupy the major portion of the tlmo of the
senate. It appears Improbable , however , that
the treaty will be taken up on 'Monday. There
Is a unanimous agreement to vote on the
Immigration bill during that day and It is
altogether probable that this vote will 'be '
preceded by some discussion of the merits
of the bill. The friends of the measure are
confident of its passage , but they arc not
very hopeful of getting it through without
further debate.
Senator Wolcott has given notice of his
Intention to address the scnato on 'Monday ,
when ho will make a report of the transac
tions of the recent international bimetallic
commission. 'Mr. Wolcott has never given
extended public utterance concerning the
commission's work and there is very gen
eral Interest manifested as to the course 'ho '
may pursue in his speech on Monday.
When the scnato resumes consideration of
the Hawaiian treaty , Senator Slorgan will
take the Moor and It Is expected will con
sume at least another day In the presenta
tion of his views' ' In favor of annexation. Ho
will bo followed by Senatcrs Pettlgfew and
White In opposition to the treaty , and by
otber senators for and against it. There Is
no hope that the discussion will bo con
cluded during the week. A great many sena
tors wish to speak , and as long as the re
sult of the vote Is as uncertain as it Is at
present , neither side will be disposed to
allow tbo vote to bo taken.
The senate has agreed to vote on the con
firmation of lAttoruey General McKenna as
associate justice of the supreme court on
next Friday , and the probabilities are that
this vote will bo preceded by some discussion
as to Mr. McKcnna'a merits. <
The urgent deficiency appropriation bill
will In all probability bo reported on Mon
day , and there may bo an effort to secure
\l \ a consideration during the week.
The house Is likely to become the arena
for a general discussion of our foreign rela
tions In connection with the consideration of
the diplomatic and consular appropriation
bill during the present week. The Cuban
situation , the annexation of Hawaii , and
the designs of the European powers toward
China will , of course , bo the principal topics
to attract attention. The house managers do
not want an extended debate on Cuba pre
cipitated at this time , but the minority Is
determined to press the question during the
consideration of this bill. It believes the
time Is particularly opportune , owing to the
anti-autonomy feeling In Havana.
Tomorrow Is District of Columbia day ,
and on Tuesday the consideration of the
army appropriation bill will bo resumed ,
This is likely to bo concluded Tuesday , after
which the consular and diplomatic bill will
probably consume the remainder of the
Germany KutnMlNlirK n Cnmiiiercilnl
Illuh iSehoul lit MnKdehnrK' .
WASHINGTON , Jan. 10. Thomas Ewlns
Moore , United States commercial agent at
Weimar , makes the establishment of a com
mercial high school at Magdeburg the sub
ject of a speclil report to tbo State depart
ment , which U prlntol In the daily consular
reports. Mr. Mcoro says the purpose of tlilu
echool is to afford , a higher education to tlia
mercantile classes In brandies especially per
taining to their lines of buplncee. The sobaol
will bo under state control , and It Is said
will constitute but ono moro step In the
policy that has led to Germany's astonishing
commercial development In recent years a
syrtem that comprises a study of tbo wants
of other nations , the exercising of the Imita
tive faculty , technical training and taorougu-
ne&3 , this last feature being ono of tbo es
sentials of their success.
Krenuli vlinbumador.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 16. Tbo new French
ambaEsador , Jules Cambon , wus prescri'ed to
President McKlnJey yesterday. Tbo presenta
tion was performed by Secretary Sherman ,
who did not receive the ambamajor at tbo
State deparlrcnt , according to the usual
custom , but met him at the White House.
The speeches were ft HUIo out of the or
dinary run of comm-oripkccs , from the Met
that they breathed on both , sides en attach
ment growing out of on ancient alliance of
the United States And Prance.
iMiKiMiitis TO nairr IIOH OHOI.UIIA.
Money Will He AxUc.l Tonvlth Which
to Ilnjr Scrum.
WASHINGTON , Jnn. 1C. The chief of the
nureau of Animal Industry , Dr. D. E. Sal
mon , has submitted to Secretary Wilson a
report upon tbo experiments made In the
tr oil merit of hogs for hog cholera with
antt-toxlnc scrum. This scrum I * made up
on the same principle as the * antl-toxlno of
diphtheria. Good scrum has been obtained
from both horses and cattle , a 'horse or cow
being Inoculated with the hog cholera virus
In small quantities first , and with larger
tloscs after suitable Intervals of time. The
resistance of the animal Is thus raised to the
highest practicable point. * The blood of such
an animal , when Injected under the skin of
swine , has been found to possess both a
preventive and curative action.
This serum was first tested upon- small
animals In the laboratory , and being found
efficacious , was last Till tested In I'QRO
county , Iowa , on several herds of swine , con.
talnfng altogether 2T8 animals. Leaving ; out
one herd , from which definite returns as to
cause of death could not be obtained , only
thirty-nine died out of 2 4 animals treated ,
of which eighty-six were sick. . Consequently
S2.2 per cent of the animals in these herds
was saved. Of several herds kept under
obscnatlon ( luring the- period referred to
about 85 per cent died , Salmon believes that
with experience a botteij quality of serum
can bo prepared , and ho has no doubt that
this percentage can bo maintained here
Referring to this report , Secretary Wilson
remarked that undoubtedly the results re
ported by Dr. Salmon were most encouraging
to hog raisers. The cost of the serum now ,
said the secretary , Is but 10 cents per head
of animals treated , only one dozen being rer
qulrcd , and doubtlcca In 'course of time this
light cost may still bo further reduced.
"It Is , In my opinion , " , said the secretary ,
"o [ the utmost Importance that this serum
for the next year , at least , be made by the
bureau under our own supervision , nnd dis
tributed In large quantities In order to
demonstrate Its cfllcacy upon a more extended
scale. It Is absolutely essential that dur
ing the experimental stages that scrum of
undoubted quality be used. Unless the hog
growers can obtain it from this department
they will bo forced to depend upon what
can bo obtained from private sources , and
owing to the novelty of this producl not only
will dlscouraglngly exorbitant prices bo
charged for It , 'Tint In 'many cases Inferior
products may bo offered. This would preclude
the possibility of making a. satisfactory test
on a widely extended scale.
"I propose to ask congress to provide an
appropriation necessary to enable this de
partment to furnish 2,000,900 doses of serum
during the next year , aud to make a con
siderable .portion of thft appropriation imme
diately available. It seemsifrom Dr. Salmon's
report that It takes three or four months to
put a horse or cow 1'n comlltlon to supply
the serum , consequently the work upon an
extended scale must bo undertaken at once.
"Tho losses from IMS cholera are so enor
mous , nnd have welgliedi so heavily for years
upon our farmers , that I cannot Imagine
that congress will for la' moment hesitate to
make the appropriations' necessary to carry
on this work thoroughly. Indeed , apart from
the great stake the ( farmers have In this
matter , to refuse to provide for a. borough
test of this remedy now , , would be , Indeed ,
pcnnywlso nnd pound fopllsh ; for fho dlt-
covery of this serum ha'J .Involved already
many years of worlronf - a very large sum
of money. It would be a great -mistake , now
that so great a dlsdpyery seems to have
been made , not to finish' the -work by giving
It a thorough and extensive test. "
OnielulxItccclve No lle-
liortx of > llxorilerN.
WASHINGTON , Jan. lG.- rave apprehen
sion was felt by berth the officials of the
State department and those of the Spanish
legation that dlsturbancca of a moreor less
serious character mlghj ! occur In Havana
today , owing to the Met ttat many persons
otherwise occupied during the week would
bo comparatively free on this day to follow
their own inclinations.
Advices received by Minister do Lome
early today , followed by others at a later
hour , Indicated , however , that Havaaa was
perfectly tranquil. Shortly after noon the
minister received a 'dispatch conveying the
information that at 11 'o'clock this morning
there had been no. rioting , nor even
sporadic disturbances- any kind , As a
precautionary measure. General Blanco had
carefully provided against cqy trouble , but
so far Ota surface indications went tbe pre
cautions hq had taken were entirely unnec
essary. The advices were that the better
Judgment of the people was uppermost. Good
feeling prevailed generally throughout the
city , and no disturbances were anticipated.
Up to 3 o'clock tills1afternonu State de
partment officials had received no word from
Havana , and they accepted this us an Indi
cation that no trouble ibad occurred or was
anticipated. They regard the rioting of Mst
week co merely n fiurryjwhlch spent Its force
In the few houre It Uiitoil. General Lee Is
under Instructions to notify the department
promptly of anything unusual or In the- least
way threatening , and the fact that no dis
patch was received from him clearly Indi
cates that the city is practically absolutely
Secretary Long ban received no additional
Information concerning } ho movements of the
North Atlantic squadron , and said that ho
expected none. Admiral Slcard will simply
carry out the orders prevlounly Issued to
him. and eall today with the main body of
the squadron for southern waters to enter
upon the usual winter maneuvers.
IiiillentloiiH tbnt Our KorelKii Triule IN
WASHINGTON , Jan. 10. The- monthly
statement pf tbo exports and Imports , Is
sued by the 13 urea u of Statistics , shown
that tbo exports of dojnestlc me'rchandlse
for December last amounted to $123,181,743 ,
an Increaeo , as coni : > ar3d with December ,
189C , of over , $7,000,000. For the twelve
months the Increase waa over $93,000,000.
The Imports of merchandise during De
cember last amounted to $ S1GU,733 , of
which ? 24,184G88 was free of duty. This
Is a falling off In dutiable merchandise of
over $8,500,000 , For the ! twelve montfos the
increase was about' $54,500,000 ,
The gold exports for December last
amounted tp $573,638 and the Imports to ? 2-
110,013. For the tNvelre- months there was a
decrease In the exports of $23,873,037 and a
decrease in the imports of $73,081,782.
The exports of silver during the last
month aggregated $5.800,271 , , and the Im
ports $1,003,352. The year's figures show n
decrease In the silver exports of $1,711,002
and $357,827 In the Impuits.
There lu n DeorenNv In Hie IniiiortH
of Stitrnr.
WASHINGTON , Jrri. 10. The advance re
ports of the Bureau of Statistics show < ha (
during -.December last the Import * of wool
at the three loading ports amounted to 17-
708,210 pounds , valued at $1,908,074. This 13
an Increase , us compared with the December
returns for 1806 for the same ports , of over
7,000,000 pounds and $880,000 in value.
The sugar Imports at Boston , New York ,
Philadelphia , Baltimore and Ban Francisco
during December laet , exclusive- Hawaiian
sugar free , amounted to 100,132,148 pounds ,
valued at $1,923,793. Tft'a ' Is a decrease over
November , 1897 , of about 23,275,000 , pounds. '
l-'Inh Denier * Combine.
CLEVELAND , 0. , Jnn. iq.-The fish deal
ers of this ; city , Sandurky , Loralne , Erie- and
Uuffalo have formeJ a combination , of which
a Mr. Carter of Uric in the Bales agent. The
object of the combination Is to contn-l the
price of lake tlsli In the. eastern markets unit
n noticeable stiffness of prices has resulted
Fosses Peacefully Away Surrountlod by
His Family ,
ChoReii by 1'renlilcnt MelClnloy for
ConimlflNloner of I'litetitx , n. 1'iinl-
tlou Heil'revloiiKly llelil Utuler
Unrllelil mill Arthur ,
, CINCINNATI , Jnn. 1C. A special to the
Commercial-Tribune from. Thomasvlllc , Ga. ,
says that lion. Benjamin illuttcnvorth ,
United States commissioner of patents , who
has been 111 at Plncywoods hotel there for
several weeks , died at 3:15 : this afternoon.
The end was peaceful and when It came his
wlfo ami children wcro at his bedside. He
came hero to recuperate from an attack of
pneumonia nnd recovered rapidly till two
weeks ago , when he suffered from . urcmlc
convulsions. From that relapse he never re
covered. His body will bo sent to Washing
ton tomorrow.
Ucujamln 'Buttorworth was what Is known
as n "birthright Quaker. " Those who knew
him best during his busy career are unani
mous In saying of him : "His dally llfo was
as exemplary of the tenets of that good , old
faith as that of nny public official could be. "
He was born In Warren county , Ohio , Oc
tober 22 , 1837 , was n member of the 'stale
senate of Ohio from Warren and Butler
counties lu 1873-4. Mr. Buttorworth was
elected -representative In congress of the
First Ohio district. Including the city of
Cincinnati , to the Forty-sixth , Forty-seventh ,
Forty-ninth , Fiftieth and Fifty-first con
gresses. From then until appointed to the
position he occupied nti his death ho devoted
most of hla time to the practice of law , es
pecially patent law , In this city.
"Ben" lluttCTWorth , as ho has arvays
-been best known , epont hla earlier yearn
round about Malnovlllo and Foster's Crrus-
Ing the latter a llttlo station on she Llttlo
Miami railroad. His father was William
Buttcrworth and his mother a Llnon , a
family' noted throughout tue entire line for
their keenness of Intclli ! . : : , powers of per
ception and strength in speech and debate.
Both parcnto were of Quaker ancestry.
Major Butterworth's keen intellect and re
markable powers of oer.i'ptlcm : were Inher
ited from his mothor.
Butterworth's first acqtialnlanco with law
was made In the olSi'e of Diir'oln Ward ,
then a successful practltlmmr In Cliulnintl.
During the war ho attained the rank of
major In an Ohio reclmcnt.
Ha was commissioner cf patents first dur
ing -tho administrations of Garflcld and Ar
thur and hU record made then and subse
quently hail great weight with President
McKlnloy In selecting him for that posi
Ho was made secretary of the World's
fair project early In the Inception of Ihat
great enterprise at Chicago during the early
' 90s ani3 worked along in that capacity with
honor to himself and proflt to the company
until Itn close.
A wlfo and four children survive tbe dead
statesman. His wife was llss Mary Schuy-
ler of Pennsylvania. The children are Mm.
Howe of Wirhlngton. D. C. ; William , vrtio
married a Mlsa Deere of Molina , III. ; young
Ben , who wus.injured In a college game early
'In lite , and Frank , whcso prowess as a foot
ball coach ami fullback Is almost interna
WASHINGTON , Jnn. 1C. In Washington ,
no lorn than in hla native state , -Major But
torworth enjoyed' ' a .wide . acquaintance and
great popularity and the news of ills death ,
while by no means unexpected , will cause
general sorrow here. No public man prob-
u.bly bad a larger circle of personal friends
at thq capKal. Ho contracted hla fatal Illness
wtMlo on the stump In the late Ohio cam
paign. No information has been received as
to tie tlmo or pli.ce of the funeral.
LONDON. Jan. 1C. night Hon. Charles
Polham Vllllera , member of Parliament from
South Wolverhnmpton and known as the
"Father of the House of Commons , " having
sat continuously In the house since 1S35 ,
died at 3 o'clock tonight. Charles Pclhain
Vlllieis was the third ison of Hon. George
Villiers. The London papers on January 4
say that on the previous day Mr. Vlllloro
celebrated his 90th birthday and received
congratulatory messages from all parts of
the kingdom. *
In addition to being the oldest member of
the House of Commons ho was "Father of
the English bar , " for ho was "called" at
Lincoln's Inn In 1827. Qlr. Gladstone , coven
years the junior of Mr. Villiers , entered Par
liament two years before him , but while the
sorvlco of Mr. Villiers at Westminster had
been continuous , that of the great liberal
statesman was broken when ho retired from
the House of Commons. Mr. Villiers WC.T
returned fop Wolverhampton three yearo
after the passage of the great reform act
and the last Parliament of Gcorgo IV. Be
sides being the oldest member of Parliament ,
ho was the oldest surviving parliamentary
It was In 182C , when George IV was king
and Victoria was a young child , that ho
traveled down Into Yotkuhlrb from London
and contested Klngston-upon-Hull , under
the reform banner of Canning , though un
successfully. In 1853 ho was appointed
judge advocate general. In 1S79 his admir
ing constituents at Wolverhampton un
veiled a marble statue of Mr. Villiers. Not-
wlthstandjns his extremely advanced age ,
his memo'ry was singularly retontlvo and
ho was able to cntcrMln hij frlor.ds for
hours at a tlmo with lively and charming
narratives of scones In the House of Com
mons during the first half of the century.
NEW YOIUC. Jan. 1C. Logan Carlisle ,
chief clerk of the Treasury department dur
ing the last Cleveland administration , died
ivuddenly today at the homo of hla father ,
John G , Carlisle , ex-secretary of the treas
ury. Ho had been ! n poor health for more
than a year , and recently had returned from
a fruitless search for relief at Hot Springs ,
FIve days ago ho was forced to take to hi'i
bed , but h's condition was not considered
alarming until this afternoon. The cauoo of
death la glvca ae heart failure.
LObiin Carlisle was born In Covlngton , Ky. ,
In 18CO , and wns graduated from the Uni
versity of Virginia. Ho practiced law In
Kentucky , and later removed to Wichita ,
Kan. He was actlvo In politics , end espe
cially In the campaign of 1892. Ho waa ap
pointed chief clerk la the department in
March , 1893. Ho held that position until
after the Inauguration of President McKln
Jey. Last mcnth Mr. Carlisle * came to New
York and joined his father's firm. Arrange-
mcnts for hU funeral liavo .not been com
pleted. Tbo body will bo takca to Coving-
ton for burial.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 10. General Christopher -
topher Colon Auger , U. S , A. , retired , died
of old ago at his homo In Wrst Washington
tonight. General Auger was ono of the tlirco
surviving members of the class of ' 43 at
\Vcflt Point , the claw with whloh General
Grant graduated. General Auger served
with Grant In Mexico and afterward with dls.
tlnctloa through the civil war. After tbo' '
civil war ho envf considerable actlvo service
in the Indian uprisings on tlio frontier , and
woe later In command of various departments
pf the army. Ho was retired in 1885 , and
has Hlnco lived In Washington , Subsequent
to his retirement he wca shot by a negro
desperado In the doorway of hla homo , but
though serlpusly wounded , recovered. Ho
has two son * now In tlio army. Captain Colon
Auger , stationed at Fort Hlley , Kan. , and
Major J. Auger , at Leavenwortfi.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 1C , Jacob C.
Ncaflo , president of the Ncaflo & Levy Ship
aad Engine Building company , died o [ heart
failure ut hU home In this city this after
noon , TUe concern operates a large plant
on the Delaware river trout lu this tlty ,
Hour. Jer. ) ' Hour. Den : .
r > n. m. , . , > . - - 1 p. m ill
II a. in. . . , . , U2 2 u. in Hit
7 11. m. . . . . . "t ! n p. m II'.I
N n. m -'It 4 11. m : > ! >
I > n. in .22 B p. in. . . . . . ! I7
10 n. m. . . . . . U7 (1 it. m : tn
11 . m : to 7 it. m : t t
iis in : tt : K p. m : to
t > P. m. . . . . . - shaving
having established the buslnc JHRfel under
the name of the PCIKI Ircn UQ-i'f During
the Mexican war the firm bMsfgjMmbcr of
vessels for the KovcrnmenVi | > ! HliHo the
war of the rebellion lasto/tejfejBnstructed /
engines for 120 govcrnmciflKr-V some of
them the largest In the /Mki lr. Neville
was born December 25 , ifyjjMMwuuouth
county , New Jersey. g&'gjy
Henil of SiilviitloiilKfJJ KHn Lender
of Voln/B V
NEW YORK , Jan. icflf ! ! nn Interview
between General William Booth of the Salva
tion Army nnd Commander nalllngton Booth
of the Volunteers of America , this afternoon at
the Windsor hotel , the following statement
was given out by these who witnessed the
Interview :
"General William Booth nnd Commander
Bnlllngton Booth toJay at the Windsor hotel
mot In the prcscace of Rev. Dr. Jos'.ah '
Strong and Rev. Charles Cuthbert Hall.
The Interview was purely as between father
and son. Nothing twasplrcd calculated to
lead to any amalgamation of Urn two move
ments. It was agreed that all public controversy -
versy In the press or otherwise between the
two movements should as far as pcaslblc
como to art end.
Hundreds of people who attended the serv
ices nt Salvation Army headquarters tonight
were disappointed because of the absence of
General Booth. After the meeting Adjutant
Hlllestcd said : "Omclally we ehall take no
cognizance of the general's presence In
America until a. few weeks tieforo his re
turn In April , after hla vlrlt through the
western states niul Canada , when wo ex
pect to arrange a series of mounter recep
tions end meetings In honor of General
Booth. " The general will leave for Canada
Hiltilplieil for 11 I.OIIK Voynno , with
Mnirnir.lnox Welt Filled.
NORFOLK , Va. , Jan. 1C. Having com
pleted coaling nnd all provisions for their
winter's crulsa In gulf waters , the ships
of the North Atlantic squadron.which have
been anchored In Hampton Roads for the
Inst ten weeks , the flagship Now York and
the battleships Indiana , Massachusetts and
Iowa left | Old Point Comfort at 10 o'clock
this morning and two hours later passed
out tbe capes , southbound. They put to sea
In the teeth of a northeaster which Is blow
ing off Hnttcras tonight. It Is Admiral
Slcard's intention to keep well away from
the stormy cape. The licet will proceed di
rectly at 10-knot speed to Dry Tortugns , Its
headquarters for the , gulf evolutions. This
point Is within such ccay reach of Havana
that the ships could be summoned In a few
hours should their presence there be neces
sary.Tbo Texas will Join tbo flagship off the
South Car.ollna coast. The torpedo , jont
Footo was forced to take'the Insldo route
owing to the heavy weather off Hatteras.
The ships are equipped -for a long voyage
and their magazines are wellstocked. .
SeiiHiitloiinl Suit liixtltiitcd Over
Arizona -Alliilntv I'roperty.
PRESCOTT , Ariz. , Jan. 1C. A rensatlonal
suit has .been . filed here in connection with
tbo Crowned King Mining company , an Illi
nois corporation. The plaintiff , Orrlu F.
Place , owner of one-third of the etock , sues
the company and Jive former directors , N.
C. Shekels , J , M. Taylor , Reuben Wllkiison.
W. T. Vandover and C. P. Harrington , al
leging that Shekels and Harrington , own-
Ins moro than half the stock , have depre
ciated its value toy mismanagement , bv an
improper issue of stock , upon which it is
claimed the defendants paid themselves $27-
000 in fraudulent dividends , nnd aUt > that
the salary roll was Improperly KWcllcJ. The
plaintiff asks for a receiver and for an ac
for the Wnter.
PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 1C. The launching
of the Japanese war ship Kasagl , which is
being built at Cramps' ship yard , will take
place on Thursday at noon. The Kasagl Is
the most important ship over built In the
United States for foreign account , and Is the
first foreign war ship launched In this coun
try since the Zoblaca In 1878.
The ceremonial attendant upon the launchIng -
Ing of the chip will ba exclusively 'a the
hands of the Japanese minister , and the af
fair will be conducted In accordance with the
customs of the Japancao In such matters.
On the part of the Cramp company there will
bo no special provision for guests , but tbo
ship yard will be open to the public at the
time of the launching.
.Mull -reciiinii < Ilreitkx .lull the Seeond
Time lit u Yenr.
GUTHRIH , Ok ! , , Jan , 1C. Matt Freeman ,
the last of the old Selp Wyatt gang of out
laws , escaped from jail nt Tnolga Friday
night , It was learned today , for the second
tlmo In a year. Freeman and Ills wlfo for
merly conducted a ranch In the Glass moun
tains and It was the headquarter , ? for the
gang. 'Mrs. Freeman was Wyatt's most
trusty lieutenant. Ono tlmo the gang was
befielged for .a. week by deputy marshals ,
She rode the gauntlet of their bullets nnd
escaped to bring reinforcements and am
munition. Later she was captured and
spent a year In the federal Jail hero , fiho
wan converted whllo In jail and Is now
traveling as an evangelist ,
Little Appn-JL-eiiNlon IN Kelt of Any
SerloiiM nnmiiKe.
CINCINNATI , O. . Jan , 1C. The Ohio river
at this point at 10 o'clock was forty-two
feet and ten Inches nnd rising ono Inch per
hour. It may reach the government "dan
ger lino" of forty-five feet before it recedes.
The danger at forty-five feet and even at
fifty feet is merely nominal. At tho- latter
stage a low cellars will bo Inundated , but
navigation will not bo embarrassed In the
least. Today the towboat John Woods passed
down with the largest tow of coal ever
moved on the upper Ohio. It consisted of
twcntt-two barges , aggregating 550.000 'bush ,
els of coal. Not the slightest damage haa
been done hero. '
Senator In Culled to the Cnpllol by
CLEVELAND , 0. , Jan. 1C. Senator Han-
nn left for Washington at 1:40 : o'clock this
afternoon very unexpectedly. His hasty departure -
parturo Is said to have been brought about
by the receipt of a message urging him to
como to the capital at once. U Is believed
that the Hawaiian treaty will bo taken up
this week , and that bla presecco was de
sired on that account ,
0'oli'nliia'n Crcrv In I'ort.
NRW YORK , Jan. 10-On board the
steamer Antllla , which arrived tills even
ing from Nassau , were the matu and nine
son men of the crew of the Italian brlgnntlno
Ct'leslna , which waa lost on the Houtli side
of WatllngB Island whllo on. a voyage from
Venice to tiavannah , The vcascl wua a
total loes. No lives were lost.
Boy Fifteen Yoara Old Kills Ono of Hia
Eeada Yellow-Covered Litsrnturo and
Emulates Dime Novel Heroes ,
Skull Crushed in and a Knife Thrns6
Above the Heart.
Tie * Tn-o YOIIIIK ; Hey * to 11 Tree , lint
One of Them llretiliN A
lie Then Ivlllw the
I'lUljADRU'HIA , Jnn. 10. The body of 5 -
year-old Percy Lockyar , who Is believed to
have been murdered on Friday nlRht by
15-year-old Samuel HcmlcxHon
, waa today
found In the bottom of "ItcddloV creek ,
Sixtieth and Catharine streets , and tlioro
scciiia llttlo doubt In the minds of the pollco
that youcig Henderson Is guilty oMho crime.
Hw is now locked In a cell at police head
The body of the child , w'lcn found , was
weighted by two heavy stones , one about
his neck and the other around his nuklcs.
His skull was crushed in nnd there was a.
knlfo thrust Just above the heart , and
similar wounds on his breast , aide acid fore
head , while on one side of his face was ai
long cut extending 'from below the eye to
the t'.iln.
1'Vom what the pollco liavo been able to
learn the crlmo seems to have been ono
of the most liotrlble character , and If all
Ita details are true , It stamps young Hen
derson as a degenerate of the worst typo.
Ho docs not seem to realize the enormity
of his crime. Yesterday attci' hla arrest ho
admitted a knowledge of the knife thrust ,
but said It was due to ttio child accidentally
running against an open knife. Henderson ,
became alarmed at < hls , and gald ho threw
the body Into the creek. Today , however ,
when shown tbo mutilated body of the child ,
he admitted that ho was rosponnlble for thoeo
cuts asvcll. . but ho still ucrslstcd that
It waa am accident.
The police , however , believe It was a
planned murder In which the guilty ono
nlso purposed taking the llfo of another
small boy , Willie Addlson , ngcd 7 years.
Henderson , It is said , has been reading
traahy novcla of the wild western stamp.
and has shown a desire to emulate the
"hero" of those tales. The pollco assert !
that Henderson accompanied Lockyar anil
Addlson to the woods , as ho told yesterday ,
but Instead of any ncpldont happening to
olthef , Henderson tied both children to a
tree.Addlson broke away and ran home. It
was tticiY 'it ' In 'saO , that young I.ockyar'
death .was accomplished.
D.Morton , the cot-oner's physician , who
examined the thrust nbovo the heart , cald
that It caused the death of the llttlo fellow.
The pollco searched for the body during
all of last night and It was not until after
daylight this morning that It was found.
Henderson wlH"'b'o given a hearing tomor
row morning.
A fact that has come out In connection
with Henderson's alleged crime Is that his
father , John | Henderson , was on trial before
Judge Heed In October , 1892 , charged with
kKllng a man named Christopher Nelson.
The killing wca the outcome of a quarrel.
Henderson , when arraigned , pleaded guilty
to manslaughter. He was remanded for sen
tence , but Borne tlmo later It was shown
that the death was largely accidental and
tlioro was no murderous Intent. Ho was
admitted to boll and IH now free.
Timber IllockiulcN TUmilH , but Xo Ono
IH Killed.
CHICAGO , Jan. 17. A npeclal to the
Chronicle from Guthrlc. Old. , sayn :
A terrific tornado , accompanied by heavy
rain and hall , passed across 1'ottawatomlo
county , near Maud postofllcc , last evening.
Men from that part of the county say that
the path of the storm was about half *
mlle wldo and that tlmtier was Jiloa'ii down
and .broken . off so as to almost completely
blockade the roads. No cue was killed.
That part of the country over which the
storm paeoed had lieon. almost deserted by
the families living there on account of the
Indian scare.
The torn'ado ' traveled In a northeasterly
direction and pissed over Into the Semlnolq
nation , where , on account of the thinly poj ) .
ulatca condition of the country , llttlo damage -
ago was done.
CrniiiiiN Are lltellltlnif Several SlilpN ( < >
I'ly tin ; 1'iiellle.
PHILADELPHIA , Jan. 10. The negotia
tions between the W. A. Cramp & Sons Ship
and Knglno Hulldlng company and the In-
toriratlonal Navigation company , for the pur
chase and sale of the "Ohio , " "Indiana , "
"Illlno'a , " "Pennsylvania" and "Cono-
mnugh" for the trade 'between ' the Paclflo
coaot und Alaska , hava resulted In the Inter
national Navigation company deciding to or
ganize a company to bo under Its own man
agement. This company will ho called the
Kinplro Transportation company , of which
Clement A. Grlscom will ibn president.
Cramps' chip yard Ia now busy thoroughly
overhauling 'thcuo ' 'boats and rotlttlng them
with passenger accommodations , especially
adapted for -tho Paclllc coast-Alaska trade ,
I'HKsmic.VT noi , i ; HAS AHHIVKD.
IteiielieN Nun FrimclNrii on dm
.StiMiiner I'crn ,
SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 10. The steamship
Peru from Hong Kong end Yokohama , via
Honolulu , passed In Golden Cato tonight ami
is anchored In the stream. A small boat put
out at 10 p. m. to the Peru and President
Dole of Hawaii watt hailed from the deck.
President Dole and Mrs. Dele are anxloua to
get ashore end proceed with all possible
hosto to Washington. It Is doubtful , how
ever , If they will bo permitted to land to
night , the ciwtom of the quarantine gervlco
being that Incoming vessels bo not boarded
between sucnot and sunrise ,
1'olnl lo ' .Murilrr ;
OAKLAND , C'nl. , Jun , 1C. The authorities
nro Investigating Iho dcnth of Joseph Itao-
xlde , u homo trulner , iwho o mangled corpsa
wan found alongside the railroad track lit
Shell Mound , there being1 n Htrong HUHplcloiu
that ho WIIH murdered und ) IH ! body placet !
upon thi ) track for the juirpoau of deatroylni ;
all traces of the crime , TliiirHilay lust I ( an
al do won 1300 on Illcardo and cashed hla
ticket before going to tmppor. After uuppor
ho left his boarding house and nothing morn
was ween of him until lilfl mangled corpse.
was discovered next morning , when only a
few pieces of silver were found In his pock-
ctH , It Is the theory of the pollco that Kau-
Bldo was killed and robbed by race trucfc
toutH who knew of lilxwinnings. .
Movement ) * of Oueiin VeimelN , Jim. 10.
At Havre Arrived La Hretagnc , from
Now York.
At Queensto-wn Balled-Campania , tot
Now York ,
At New York Arrived La Normandlo
from Havre ; Algonquin , from Jacksonville ; ]
Bcrvla. from Liverpool. Hailed Mobile , foc |
London ; Wcrkendum , for Itottcrclam ; Btyrlu *
for Trieste , via I'euiacola , /