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Hasty Words by Sir Michael Likely to Stir
Up Trouble ,
Unionist Press , However , Hails His Utter
ances with Delight ,
Plain Talk on the Chinese Question
Applauded by the People.
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LONDON , Jan. IS. ( New York. World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) The bellicose
declaration of the eSwncellor cf tno cx-
choeiucr , Sir MIclJel HlcksJlJeach , Is hailed
with delight by thu unionist proas , but not
In mlntsterlil circles. Heach's threat ofar
is disapproved by his cabinet colleagues aa
entirely exceeding the Ilmlto of Che language
agreed upon at the lad : cabinet meeting to
bo employed by the ministers In dealing with
the Chinese trouble , lloach Is an exceed
ingly Irascible iwn and only at 'the last scs-
ulon ho made a minatory eeclaratlon In the
lloiwo of Coinmonfi , referring to France ,
which his colleagues sutacuucntly ft ought
necessary to explain away. It is believed
Bome'tSilng ' of Uio same kind will happen In
thla instance if the German , Itusalan and
French press Oiko his worcln seriously. His
present outbuist is deemed especially un
fortunate , In view of the Imminent conclu
sion of ucgottallona for a Chinese loan under
Hirltlsh auspices , an achievement supposc.l
to effectually ailjimt the balance- European
Ini erco'io ' In China.
LONDON , Jan. IS. The country generally
is greatly pleased by the announcement made
by the chancellor o ! the exchequer , Sir
Michael HIcKv-Dcach , at Swcnsea last night ,
In which he echoed the previous declarations
of Mr. Ualfour at Manchester oa the Indian
policy of the government and added that
the ministers wcro determined , even at the
cost of war , that the door of Chinese com
merce should not bo shut to Great Ilrlta'a.
This dcclarallon Is recognized as clearly de
fining Iho government's position , and both
the liberal and conservative newspapers
commend the plain speaking.
The Globe this afternoon says : "What we
want In China Is trade. Wo want to make a
market for the commerce ot the whole
world. Sir Michael HIcV-Q-ncach's announce
ment of the government Is clear and reso
lute and will tend to peace. It Is a pity
that other cabinet ministers have not spoken
thus on other occasions. When the line Is
definitely cetlled , Hussla , Frsoco and Ger
many will have lo let us know not only
whether Ihcy Intend to acquiesce to the
principle wo have laid down , but will have
to bo definitely aekcj to glvo a plain answer
on the specific points which have beea dis
cussed. "
"In carrying out the policy promulgated
the government will have the support of the
pcoplo of Ihls country and also ot two coun
tries who above all others are eminently
concerned. Uotli the United States and Ja
pan recognize the wisdom and the benefits
which are likely to be derived from ports
free and open. "
The St. James Gazette also believes that
"tlio firm statement tends to peace. "
The Pall Mall Gazette says : "The govern
ment Is determined that tha Chinese docc
shall bo kept open oven at the of war.
Theao are grave words , but they would bo
nioro serious If they did net represent a se
rious Intention. It is the power that talks
of war and then recoils from acting that
gets embroiled. "
The provincial newspapers also approve of
the speech of Sir Michael Hlcks-Dcach.
The Westminster Gazette , In Its financial
article , says : "Tho stock exchange was not
so cheerful. 'Consols ' have fallen. Some un
steadiness was caused generally by Sir
Michael IIIcks-Dcach's speech , which has
orcuscd some uneasiness. "
Others papers , however , eay the speech
twos received on the stock exchange with gen
eral approval ,
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Of IllU .VciVfllhl ,
PAUIS , Jan. IS. The mtilsler for war ,
General Dlllot , has lodged with the minister
of justice , M , Darlan , a formal complaint
against M , Hmllo & > la , and the manager of
the Aurore. The complaint will be forwerded
to the public prosecutor.
The Aurore on January 13 published an
open Idler from M. Emlle Zola to President
Fail re , po'atlng ' out Irregularities ami errors
in the court-martial of Count Estcrhazy and
formally accusing the minister for war , fi en-
oral Hlllot , General Merclcr , Major Ilavary ,
the Investigating ofllccr. of conniving at the
Irregularities , alleging that Major Paty do
Clan , coo ot the witnesses , waa guilty of
perjury and challcaglug the government to
prosecute him.
13 n Kin ml AiiMirem Iho St-ouml Hfiim-xt
of t'nltuit ' SlalrN.
LONDON , Jan. IS. Great Ilrltalo has
ngiln declined to reopen the sealing ques
tion. It seems that Its previous refusal gave
OB UH reason that while negotiations uero
pending between the United Stales and Can
ada Great Hrltaln could uot reopen the mat-
tor. To Hits Iho L' llcd States replied that
no negotiations wcro pending and renewed
the request. lut ) Iho foreign olllco sends its
regrcttt that the government docs not eeo
ita way to rcopon the question.
The United States ambassador. Colonel
Joho Hay , and Spencer Eddy , bis private
secretory , left London today on their way to
Slin n lil < Millie \u DUIInctlon ,
1 PAHISj Jan , IS. During tbo day the BO-
, clalUts Issued a violent manifesto exhorting
tbo country not to make a distinction be
tween Hebrew capitalists and Catholic cap
italists , and urging distrust of those who ,
under the pretecao of antl-ieinlttsm , proposa
( o expatriate ooo portion ot the bourgcolse
ia favor of another category of the bour-
U co tie.
The manUeuto concludes with denouncing
the "jnljiury jierlj , " Ther *
attempt ! ) at a demonstration Irv front of the
nonnpapcr offices and the Military club , but
the police dispelled the riots.
LYONS , Jan. 18. Today the students made
a rlotoua demccistrollon In front of the c.'yna.
gogue and the Jewish shops , breaking shop
windows and raining menacing shouts. TUe
police had great difficulty in dispersing them.
Hand to hand cncounlcrs were frequent , and
there were many arretts.
CAM , ox TIII : ( iovmtsoii TO HKSIK.V.
Opciilnpr of ( lie Itolirnilnn Diet IN At-
( rmlfil ! > > HlHorilvrM.
PMAOUI3 , Jan. IS. the Bohemian Diet
today wan again the sccno of turbulence.
Dr. Wolff , on arriving , announced that a
German student had been assaulted In the
street , whereupon all the Germans arcxic
and violently demanded eatlsfacllon , calling
upcci Governor Goudenhovo to resign on the
ground that he Is Incapable of governing
Hohcmla. The scpslon was suspended , all
the German deputies hurrying to the scene
of the assault.
Whert the ( wslon was resumed the gov
ernor said a Czech student , uU3 had struck
a German because the latter was wearing
the colors of a German students' corps , had
boon arrested. The police , ho added , had
done their duly efficlenlly , but no police
could prevent such occurrencea. The Czechs
loudly protested against these remarks.
miii.o\ITIS : HOLD A co.\Kiiuixcn.
Ante ( lit * Ciovcriiinutit for Jtcllcf .MuitN-
urcM fur Ireland.
DUI1LIN , Jan. 18. At a meeting of the
Dlllonltc members of Iho House of Commons
hero today , a resolullon was adoplcd urging
on all Irish facllons abrcad a "lolerant com
memoration of the events of 1798. " The
mcollng called upon Iho government to
nllevMto Iho potato distress In Iho south and
west of Ireland , approved the Introducllon of
a local government bill for Ireland , demanded
relief for Irish agriculturalists similar to thai
granted English ngrlcullurallals , and finally
requested Mr. Dillon to communicate with
John Redmond with a view to concentrated
action In Parliament.
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KIIIIUOH Cntisi-H Anni-y Prod-nit.
PRAGUE , Bohemia , Jan. IS. Stormy
scenes were witnessed at yesterday's ecsslon
of the Diet. Governor Codnehov made a
statement In favor of 'tho German and Czeh
languages as having equal rights , and ho
proposed to introduce measures dividing the
country Into districts where the Czech lan-
gungo shall bo the predominating one.
Therefore , ho declared , all officials should be
able to speak both languages and both would
bo taught In Intermediate schools. This
statement gave rise to angry protests. Fur
ther condlcts liave occurred in the streets.
FinclH ( lint .Sir Tadiiu S > I 'V Signa
ture W H ForKPiI.
LONDON , Jan. 18. A verdict In favor of
Lady Tatton Sykcs V , < M rendered In Wio
suit brought by Daniel Jay , a money lender ,
to recover the sum of 153,870 loaned to the
defendant on promissory notes signed ap
parently by her husband , Sir Tatton Sykcs ,
but which the laller repudiated on the
ground that the signatures were forged.
I'll foil mini Hoport n .Moll Hail Ilalileil
Jtd'lllNi-lilld ' IlanU.
LONDON , Jan. IS. It was rumored on the
Stock Exchange this afternoon that the
Rothschilds bank in Paris has been raided
by a mob.
The -report of the raiding of the Roths
childs banking house Is evidently unfounded ,
as later Parla telegrams do not mention i > uch
an affair.
OiiciiliiK' of Strvillnli I'nrlliiiiu'iit.
STOCKHOLM , Jan. 18. The RIcksdag ,
or parliament of Sweden , was opened today
by King Oscar In a speech from the throne.
His majesty expressed his pleasure at thu
manifestations of Swedish attachment on the
occasion ot his jubilee nnd at the cordial
relations existing with all the powers. The
budget which was submitted today , provides
for an additional grant of CO , 000 crowns to
the allowance of the crown prince , Gustavo ,
to replace n similar amount which the
Storthing , or parliament of Norway , de
ducted. Thu total estimated expenditure is
124,000,000 crowns.
Hoiiorx In VlHlllnur AinorlciinM.
MANAGUA , Nicaragua ( via Galveston ) ,
Jan. IS. The picnic which nas tendered by
President Zelaya to the Nicaragua canal
commissioners of the United States and the
members of the American syndicate of cap
italists and contractors on Jlnotoga moun
tain was successful and proved a delightful
suiprlso to the visitors. They had a splen
did view ot extensive and fertile mountains
and valleys , of Lakes Nicaragua and Mana
gua and of the Pacific ocean , A lunch was
served and was enjoyed by nil. The day was
delightful , summer weather prevailing.
'llrciul ' IllnlK In Italy Continue.
ANCONA , Italy , Jan. 18. Thcro wore re
newed bread riots hero today. The partici
pants hiving been expelled from the town
assembled ouUldo the town gates , but the
cavalry dispelled them. A band of rioters
wrecked and tried to burn thovcountry liouso
of a grain dealer. The troops quenched
ths flames and dispersed the mob. Fifty
pertons have been arrested. The military
takers are distributing bread to persons
without food ,
French K\inrlH | Im-renm * .
PARIS , Jan. 18 , The official returns , just
Issued , show the Imports for 1897 to have
been 4,000,126,000 francs , as compared with
3,708,679,000 francs In 1890. The exports for
1S97 were 3,676,013,000 francs , compared with
3,400,920,000 franca during the previous year.
Forty Klllctl In 1111 i\ploNlon.
ST. PETEHSRURG , Jnn. 18. Forty per
sons wcro killed and eighteen Injured by an
explosion of KCIS In ono of the mines of the
lionetzacr comrany In tbo Tagonrog district ,
on the ncrth ahoro ot the sea of Azov.
IlnixllMay Soil UN War SlilpM.
RIO DE JANEIRO , Jan , IS. The Ilrazlllan
government Is considering the ealo of the
cru'ser Abrcu , now building on the Tyno , and
the Ironclads Deodoro and Floriano , which
are being built In France.
MrN. Wnlki-r ( J - H n Divorce.
LONDON , Jan. 18. Mrs. Edith Walker , wife
of Mr , A. Uarclay Walker , owner of the
racing cutter Allsa , has been granted a judt-
clal Ecparatlon from her huutand ,
i\inirl * lU-crfiim * .
I1ERLIN , Jan , 18. Exports to America
from north Germany showed a falling off
during the last quarter of $3,283,213. The
decrease was principally in sugar.
Cnpdiru Another llurvUU Pout.
CAIRO. Jan , 18. The native troops from
Kasfala have captured another dervlth out
post , Mugalla , west ot Kastala.
Free from Yellow Fever.
KINGSTON , Jamaica , Jan , 18. The Inland of
Jamaica baa been declared free from yellow
* * * * - *
fever ,
Maryland Legislature Takes Its First Vote
Without Result ,
IlcMiiilillcniiH ArcIIH Widely Divided
u liver , iiiul llu 1'riiMiiPOt in
. , tiooil for a lrolon Ml
ANNAPOLIS , Md. , Jan. IS. The flrst ballot
In the Maryland legislature fop a successor
to Arthur P. Gorman In the United States
ecnato waa taken today , each branch ballotIng -
Ing separately , wlta the following result :
McComas , 34 j Shaw , 11 ; Shyrock , 3 ; Flndlay ,
2 ; Parran , C ; Mullllicn , 1 ; iHarber , C ; Urncr ,
1 ; Gorman , 43 ; Lowndes , 1 ; Page , 1 ; total ,
10D. Absen't ' : Republicans , 2 ; democrats , C.
Necessary to choice , 55.
The candidates arc : Judge Louis E. Mc
Comas of Washington county , "Major " Alex
ander Shaw , General Thomas J. Shyroclc , ex-
Congrccaman John V. Flndlay , ull of Balti
more ; Thomas I'arran , Colonel J. C. .Mulll-
ken , Congressman Isaac A. 'Barber ' and Mil
ton G. Urncr.
lUut qno lallot was 'taken ' and this leaves
the situation as mucih Involved 'In ' uncer
tainty as It was befcro the voting began.
The preliminary skirmishing has been at-
ten'Jcd ' wUll great blttcrnceo and dissension
'In the ranks of the republicans , who have a
considerable majority In both houccs.
Taeso dissensions have rendered It Impos-
elblo to bring about a republican caucus and
thcro seems to bo little probability that this
mcthixl of settling ( ho dispute will bo re
sorted to In the near future.
The flrst break In 'the ' republican ranks
came 'two weeks ago , when eleven members
of the Siouso of delegates from Baltimore
refused to caucus on a candidate for speaker
and by coalition with Cao democrats nom
inated ono of their number for 'the place.
Without at least two of their number the
republicans nro powerless to elect anyone
and with the aid of the democratic vote
"tho faithful cloven , " as they have been
nicknamed , may at any time elect a man of
their choosing , or cause a deadlock until
the end of the session. With this possi
bility In view , the democrats arc using every
possible means to foment the discord.
Such a situation naturally gives rise to all
manner of conjectures and speculation and
there arc many who believe It will bo possi
ble for Senator Gorman to succeed himself
If ho can carry the next legislative election
In November , 1S99. Tills possibility Is , how
ever , admitted by the democratic leaders to
be a very remote one.
Mayor JIalster of Baltimore , while not an
avowed candidate , It is certain would not be
averse to wearing the toga and thcro Is
much talk hero tonight concerning the pos
sibility of another coalition between the
democrats and "ilalsterltes" and "faithful
eleven" for the purpose of electing the
leader of the antl-organlzatlon wing of the
republican party. That such a thing Is pos
sible there is no doubt and it is freely as
serted that Senator Gorman and his lieuten
ants will try their best to bring about such
a result when It Is demonstrated that a
deadlock is no longer practicable.
Tomorrow noon balloting will bo com
menced In joint session and will be con
tinued until a result is reached. It Is gen
erally conceded that there is no reason to
expect an election this week , as Judge Mc
Comas Is believed to have polled nearly his
full strength.
Senator IIiirKt * , Holler , ItccelvcH a
Will-in ItoiiNt.
COLUMBUS , O. , Jan. 18. In the senate to
day thcro was a snnsntlonnl nnd snmnwhnt
unexpected outcropping of the bitterness en
gendered by the seantorlal light. When the
standing committees were reported Senator
Alexander presented a formal protest against
the placing of the name of Senator Burke
of iCuyahoga county , the only republican
member of the senate who did not vote for
Mr. ( Hanna , on the committee. In his pro
test Senator Alexander among other things
said :
"I hereby desire to record my earnest pro
test against the placing of the name of Vernon -
non 11. Burke upon committees of this
senate upon wh'lch honorable gentlemen have
been selected to serve. To force by the ma
jority votes of this body the association of
this betrayer of party trusts with those
whose honor and sense of duty would shrink
from such conduct. Is to offer a reward for
treason to party , to principle and to Amer
ican manhocd.
"I protest against the violation of party
and personal pledges , and I hereby declare It
my "duty " to hold the party who voluntarily
places his plcdgo bcforo the people In secur
ing their votes as fully responsible to them
as ho fa morally responsible to his 'Maker. '
And for these and many other reasons dear
to American citizenship I hero and now
enter this protest against the enforcing of
this political trailer Into the presence or
company of honorable men. "
Thre was Immediate objection by the
democratic members to tbo language of the
protest , 'but ' a motion to expunge objection
able phrases was ruled out of order by the
president , on the ground that the protest
was made under a constitutional right.
Senator Sullivan , republican , although dif
fering from Senator Burke on the senatorial
election , said 'ho ' regardcJ the protest as In
After the protest had been allowed to go
on record ( Senator Cohen Introduced and had
pasicd a resolution declaring that the senate
did not agree or sympathize with the expres
sions of the protest. Most of the republicans
voted for this resolution.
St. IiOiilM Mlllloniilrc Sliootw 11 Yuiuiir
.Mim Down In ( lie Street.
ST. LOUIS , Jan. 18. Dr. Charles P. Sim
mons , a reputed mllllorulre , and president of
the Simmons paten'i medicine compiny , shot
Bmll Davidson , bookkeeper for tbo
St. Louis Trust company , at the corner of
Cardinal avenue uud Ollvo street tbls mornIng -
Ing at 11:15 : o'clock. Dr , Simmons , who Is
an elderly , gray-haired mm , met Davidson
on the street , Paesersby heard angry words ,
and the next limtant Simmons drew a re
volver and fired five timed , each that taking
effect. Davidson dropped to the sidewalk
aerlouBly wounded , but will recover.
Simmons was at once placed un
der arrest. He toU Captain Boyd
tuiit the man ho uiot bad attacked his
daughter and that In killing Davl'eon bo
had avenged 'tbo ' wrong douu bis daughter.
This is Or. Simmons' tMrd deadly affray.
Several years ago de stabbed his brother-
in-law la Mitaloilppl. Three years ugo ho
stabbed bis bookkeeper , alamcd MeBroin , in
MisMtiii.vxs .inn
Secrilnry Cnrroll Outline I'liitin nf
flic Imperial Stfitr.
KANSAS CITY , Mo. , Jm. 18. ( Special
Telegram. ) Secretary Corroll of the Mis
souri Transinlfsl&ilppt Exposition commis
sion today gave out an enthusiastic state
ment regarding the trip of the Mlreourl del
egation to Omaha la Iho course of which be
said :
"Tho outlook for n successful Missouri ex
hibit Is very flattering ; , Our visit to Omaha
will bo productive of great good , as everyone
ono of the sixty-four Mlsaourlana who vis
ited the exposition grounds last - re
turned homo 'thoroughly ' cnthuccd and de
termined to exert every possible effort to
have Iho uholo elate In general and his own
locality In particular properly represented *
"Wo selected a magnificent silo for our
etato building and secured very liberal and
satisfactory concessions from the managers
for our exhibits , and several of our largest
manufacturers who accompanied the com-
mlsiton engaged space for exhibits before
returning. Ono plan which wo have dis
cussed and which la quite favorably regarded
Is to urge the county commissioners of the
several counties to make as liberal appro
priations as the conditions will warrant to
provide a collective exhibit of all the pro
ductions of their respective counties their
soils , cralna , fruits , grasses , timber and min
erals and wo already have the promise of
such action from several of the leading coun
ties. If a sufficient number of counties adopt
this plan nnd wo nro confident they will
wo can erect a suitable building from Mis
souri pine , covered with Missouri zinc
shingles , lighted throughout with Missouri
glass < in-J painted with Missouri lead
to display collectively the productions and
resources of every county which desires to
advertise ito the world Ita good qualities.
Our plans contemplate the expenditure of
$50,000 In the erection of buildings nnd tbo
collection anil management of exhibits.
H IN A.sUeil (11 I'liHli It wltlt nil
* Appropriation.
KANSAS CITV , Jan. IS. During Copy's
session of the Nicaragua canal convention
resolutions were adopted urging upon con
gress > the nocccnlty of legislation to secure-
the pcrmanet construction , of the canal.
The rcsolutlona recite that the cpcnhig of
such a uaternay would greatly increase Uu >
nation's commerce , would stimuli ] tc activity
in ship jards and would double the effective
value cf 'tis United States riavy. A commit
ted was appointed to visit Wcs.ilngton and
personally urge the necessity of legislation.
The committee appointed Includes ) S. C. Oobb ,
Florida ; Senator I ? . B. Watson , Nebraska ;
M. II. 'Moore ' , lowu , and P. A. Buel , Cali
Another committee , with C. W. Paul of
Nebraska aa chairman , was appointed to ar
range for a meeting at OniahcTnext fall.
A permanent executive committee was up-
pointed , with ex-Governor Flshback of Ar-
kansao us chairman. ,
V ' < f'
Hrokcii IlenflM mill ( /tUer ; IiiJiirlerT Ile-
Hiilt- from CliiNnVCoiiillut.
FRANKLIN , Intl. , Jao. ' S. A street fight
which ended in a bloody riot took place
among the students of Franklin college , the
Baptist Institution of Indiana. The seniors
and sophomores on ono slae and the juniors
and freshmen on the other .have been clashIng -
Ing for coino lime , and the crisis came when
the Junior flag was seen floating over the
college. The senlor-sophomoro crowd gained
the roof of the building and tore down ths
banner , tx-eclpltatlng an exciting struggle.
Later another ' 39 flag was run up over the
court house. It was torn down and a scrim
mage ensued In the court house park , 100
students taking part. Heads were broken ,
faces cut and blood flowed freely. A great
crowd witnessed the conflict. The officers
finally quieted the riot. During the struggle
the $5,000 telesccoe was. badly damaged.
Further trouble Is expected.
Coiinxel Ilelifvr It Will Strengthen
CHICAGO , Jan. 18. Adplph L. Luetgert
will go on the witness etaaid Friday and
tell the jury his story of his actions on the
mlK'Jt of May 1 of last year , when the mur
der of Mrs. Luetgert la surooscd to have
taken place. This was decided on today at
a conference between him and his attorneys.
Luetgert and his counsel believe that his
case will bo greatly helped thereby. Luet-
gert'fl llttlo son Louis .went on the stand
today and told In the main the same story
ho did In the former trial. It Is now gen
erally believed the case will bo concluded
early next week.
Denver 1'rpiinren a KeiiMt for VlHltlnir
! Sloe-Union.
DENVnn , Cole , , Jan. 18. The committee
of arrangements of the Nati'onal Stock-
growers' convention , at Its meeting today ,
adopted the report of the committee having
In charge all preparations for the barbecue
on the afternoon of January 27. This feast
will bo historic for the reason that It will
bo the last in America where wild buffalo ,
bear and antelope will be served. The menu
will consist of eight ibecvcsour buffalo , six
elk , ten antelope , four boars , forty sheep ,
ten pigs , 200 opossum , "ten barrels of
pickles , half a ton of cheese , forty barrels
of sweet potatoes , 3,000 ( eaves of bread and
400 kegs of beer.
Siiiuuel Ilciiilernou .Mii i Aiisiver to
the ( Ji-Hinl Jury ,
PHILADELPHIA , Jan , IS. Coroner Ask-
brldgo today hold an lucjucjt In the case of
Percy Lockyer , tbo 5-year-old boy who was
killed by Samuel Henderao'n , a youth of 1C
years , who It Is believed Is mentally unbal
anced , According- Ilcndcraan's confession
ho stabbed Percy a number of tluiea and then
threw the 'body into a creek.
After hearing the testimony which con
clusively connected young Henderson with
the crime , the coroner recommitted the boy
to prteon to await the action of the grand
jury on the accusation of murder ,
KnKliieer mill Fireman Are Killed
mill Ollierw Injiireil.
COLFAX , Cal. , Jan. IS. The most dis
astrous train wreck knoun In this section
was caused this evening by the westbound
passenger train on the Central Pacific rail
road jumping the track about half a mile
catt of Colfax. The train carried a large
number of overland passengers , As a re
sult of the accident one engineer and one
fireman were killed , a passenger was seri
ously Injured and three other * , trainmen ,
badly hurt.
( > olil lii Kill Jloute to Culm.
NEW YOHIC , Jan. IS.-The La Nonnandlo ,
from Havre , brought tfJO.OOO la eo'.A today ,
consigned to a local banking houae , in
transit to CuUo ,
Board of Agriculture Postpones the Show
for a Twelvemonth ,
H Mint it HIM He Prrnnri'il
( lie J.i-Klxliidirc for
.Money to 1'ay Off thu
Hack PromluniM ,
LINCOLN , Jan. 18. ( Special. ) The moot
ing of the State llonril of Agriculture was
held In the chapel of the University of Ne
braska , being called to order at 4 o'clock by
President Milton Doollttle. The members
of the board were all present except S , M.
Darker , Silver Creek ; It. II. Henry , Colum
bus ; J. D. Ream , Broken Uowj C. R. Glover ,
Valentine ; W. A. Poynter , Albion. Scarcely
one-third of the counties of the state wcro
represented by delegates. A few of the
counties wcro represented each by the presi
dent of the county association and also
by a delegate. This brought out a protest
from EOtno of the members against this double -
blo , representation , whereupon attention was
called to the rule making the president of
the local society the voting delegate.
The report of the credentials committee
showed that thcro was a. contest from Holt
county , two fair associations from that
county having sent delegates. The settle
ment ot this contest as left to the com
Chancellor MacLcan delivered an address
of welcome , In which ho called attention
to tUo good work being done by the state
experimental farm. M. L. Hayward of .Ne
braska City responded , telling of the
prosperity of the state and of the good con
dition of the county fairs. In regard to
the experimental farm , ho said that If the
professors would discover a euro for the
hog cholera the present state buildings
would be doubled In size nnd the salaries
of the professors bo doubled and no one
In the whole state would utter a complaint.
President Doollttle In his annual address
reviewed the work of the year. Ho said
that the State fair of 1S97 started cut under
splendid auspices and was greeted by good
weather , but the receipts tail uot been equal
to Uie expenses. The prime reason for this
\\aa 'tho ' smallncss of the attendance , caused
by the dls'.aneo ' of the grounds from the city
of Omaha anj the 'Inadequacy icf 'Kio trans
portation Bicilltles. Ho recommended a num
ber of changes and Improvements In the
street carund railroad facilities In order that
the people mlEtat be conveniently transported
to and from ' .ho grounds. Ho believed that
the management of the fair could not bo
blamed for the failure to pay Die premiums
in full.
He reosmmends the appointment of a com
mittee on legislation , whcao duty it should
bo to draft a bill providing for an appropria
tion by the state to ray ihc : balan'-ce or pre
miums and to pay tJio necessary expenses of
the boara to the opening day of the roxt
State fair. A largo general appropriation
should also bo asked for , to "enable the
board to carry on Its work and Increase Us
usefulness , without being obliged to rely
upon 'tho ' precarious and uncertain revenue
derived from gate receipts of 'the ' State fair. "
Ho calls upon the membcra to co-operato In
the work of making the Tninsm-Isslssippl
Exposition a success and to do all In their
power to make Nebraska's eiiowlng commen
surate with Ita reputation' ' as an agricultural
ute. '
Secretary Furnas In his annual report
gave the total receipts for the year ending
December 31 , 1897 , Including the state ap
propriation , ? 2,000 , and balance on hand
from 1896 , $332.93 , as $38,839.54. Net re
ceipts for the year 1S97 , excluding state ap
propriation and balance on hand , was $30-
GOG.C1. Total expenditures and liabilities for
the year 1897 was $39,375.32. Receipts not
meeting expenditures , payments were made
as follows : Expenditures , other than for pre
miums , $23,110.81 , were paid in full. Pre
miums , total awarded , $10,201.51 , were paid ,
G5 per cent cash. $12,267.15 , and 45 per cent ,
$3,997.06 , with evidences of Indebtedness
payable November 1 , 1S97.
The difficulty the secretary encountered In
collecting crop statistics Is detailed and
then the topic of Omaha and the State fair Is
treated of at great length. On this point
the secretary says :
The exhibit In Itself was conceded by all
whs personally witnessed It to b ; the larg
est , best , most representative nnd Instrurt-
Ive presentation of the products , resources
nnd possibilities of the new west , more par
ticularly for Nebraska , agriculturally , over
presented. The weather was Ideal In ull
respects. And yet with all thesa favorable
environments , from a financial standpoint ,
resulted most disastrously ; surprised till fair
makers iind fair patrons. The board for
the first tlmo In Its history of tlilrty-thrco
years' work was compelled to scale Its
premiums , paying & 5 1'or cent In cash nnd
43 per cent in "promises to pay. " The pub
lic very nuturnlly wished to know , and is
entitled to know , why such results.
I have never pjrmltted personal fecllnsa
or Interests to Intervene In the discharge or
consideration cf onieinl or public duties.
From such otnndplnt I hero ventureto
narrate a line of facts In this matter I
oplno none will undertake to controvert.
In so doing I will not enter Into any of differences that have existed , nnd do
exist , between the fair management and the
association nt Omaha with which It Is
called to deal , certain newspaper criticisms
relating thereto , nnd other etceteras ; simply
factB In cotincctlsn with location of the
fair at Omaha and attending conditions
surrounding ths three fairs held since thcra
locutcd , viz. : 1693 , 1S30 nnd 1W7.
The location of the present fair srounds
was objected to by the committee from thu
state board , of which I was ono member ,
for the reason of Its distance from Omulm ,
South Omalm nd Council UluffB , On the , however , nnd which was made
a part of the written contract between this
board and the Omaha Fair and Speed asso
ciation , that transportation facilities for
reachltiK the grounds , both by regular
steam railway and electrlo motor Iliuw ,
ample to accommodate 100,000 people daily ,
and that all railroad hwltchlng of exhibits
should bo free to this board and fair ex-
nlbltorn , and that rates not to exceed 5 cents
each way for passengers would be provided ,
the proposition was for one , I confess , re
luctantly accepted , relying somewhat on
the theory that In thla prarresalvo nee
distance way be measured by minutes
rather than miles.
It was agreed that all accommodations
for holding fair * nhould bo provided by
the Omaha Fair and Speed association.
"Water to bo provided HUtllclent In all
parts of th * grounds , as icquested , free of
cost to your association ,
" rates of faro between Omaha , Bouth
Omaha and fair grounds , via the Missouri
Pacific railway , between Union depot and
fair grounds Bhall jjpt exceed S cenlu ( or
tVenthtr Forecast for Nl > r ka
llincralljTalrj Variable Winds.
1. llolllcoKp Tulk In KtiKlntul.
Sctmtorliil tlnltotltii ; In Marjluml.
No State I'nlr Thl < Yp.irlu Ncbr * kn , D
Cuban Question Up In the llmno.
H , Progress of thr llrn.itchvMoorrs Cme.
I , Killtnrlnt niul Comment ,
A , Itpjim-imtliiR the Union Pnc-laY.
l'rocrrilln | ; of the City Council.
Affair * nt Smith Oniutm.
0 , Counrll Illiirr * t.nrnl Mnttrrt.
Doing * of tlio limit I.rRUlnturc.
7 , ( Noun of tliu 1'nrllicrYc
H. Mmlo for the Kxpimltlon.
UIIPCII PoliirU I * luly Crinvnril ,
0. l.lrrnun llo.inl Ignores More IT
Uontmt Itcfnro County Coininl
Pliiim for Ito.vV ntitl Olrln' tin
I'oilnmntcr Mnrttn After tlin
11 Coininurclul unit I'liiikiirlnl N
1'J. "Tho Skimmer o' the Dew. "
Tcintioriilurt1 nt Hinnlini
Hour. 1 ) 'ir. Hour.
B u. in. . . . . . Ill 1 | i. in.
< t n. in. . . . . . : ti : u p. in.
7 n. m. . . . . . it- : t i > . ni.
8 n. 111 ! tl -I 11. in.
n a. in no n it. in.
1 ( > n. Ill itO 41 | l. til.
11 M. 111 : tt 7 p. in.
12 in Hit S II. ill.
O 1 > . ill.
ono faro one vny , or 10 cents for the round
"All repairs necessary during the term
of five years will be made , ns required by
you , at our expense. "
The grounds were well arranged , well en
closed , tile buildings In design excellent and
well built , with exceptions of roofs , all of
which leaked badly , Injuring many exhibits.
None of these propositions above referred
to toave been fullllled. The buildings with
bare walls were turned ever to this board
with a Hat refusal to prepare ths Interiors
for occupancy far fair purposes , and that
at a too Into date for this board to ilml a
remedy. The result was , the management
was compelled to spend over $7,000 In labor
anil material , which should have been done
by the Oma'aa Fair and Speed association ,
for the llrst year of 1S93. Similar failures
to less extent , It Is true , for the ycais 1SU6
and 1S37 largely followed.
For the Hist fair , that of ISM , the motor
line of transportation particularly , and on
which fair patrons largely depended , was
a most signal failure In meeting the de
mand. In fact , all transportation facilities
fell far short of the pioniUcs given and
upon whic'.a the fair location was made.
And yet , as this was the first fair held at
Omaha for ten years , being new 'and navel ,
the receipts were such as to' enable the
management to pay out. The'ro was , how
ever , on the part of butli fair makers and
fair patrons , not excepting icsldcnts of
Oma'.ia ' , a i encral denouncement of fair
location and means of transportation.
A remedy In transportation was promised
for the fair of ISM and partially provided ,
but lu'no wise mrotlng the emergency. The
consequence ) was receipts were $12'J31.t > 3 less
thnn In 1S'J3. The fair of 1893" was behind
financially' " - ? a.5d8 of dollars.
" "For the falF'of/lBOT extraordmary efforts
wcro made by 'the falr tnch-iT cment' to
present an unprecedented cxposlliuli. " This
was done most effectually. Weather condi
tions were nil that could ba desired ; trans
portation facilities Ciad not been Improved
and receipts fell still below the fairs of
ISM and ] SW , leaving the state board largely
In debt ; In 1S97 being $2,087.53 less than 1S9G
and $14,387.03 less than ISM.
It Is but fair to all concerned to state
other conditions that have come into ex
istence at Omaha s > Ince the * location of the
State fair. Since ths llrst pair or 1S03 the
Interesting and attractive spectacular dis
play ofl the Omaha Ak-Sar-lien association
anil other entertainments were oigantzcd
nnd successfully executed on the streets of
Omaha , during evenings of fair week , 3S90
and 1897 , greatly to the credit and enter
prise of Omaha people. These " 11 detracted ,
however , to be frank , from the State fair.
Then the Transmlsblsslppl nnd International
Exposition , another Instance of commend
able enterprise nnd progres.sprang into
existence and from Its location to bo at
Omaha within "stone's throw" of the fair
grounds can but result , as It should , In
success. This really detracted largely lo
cally and to my personal knowledge from
the fair -of 1ED7. Of this no one does , or
should , complain. It Is characteristic of the
money enterprises of Omaha. All these now
conditions , not existing when the fair was
located at Oma'ha , nor nt the time of the
fair of 1S93 , have nnd do contribute to de
stroy fairs at the present location , under
the present contract.
I desire In this connection to express my
Individual impression ns to transportation
facilities to ami from the present fair
grounds. The lines , both railroad and
motor , have done nil they can afford to do ,
assuming they Invent nnd opcinte from a
purely business standpoint. They cannot
afford the expenditures required to meet the
demand and use only for live days In a year.
The location of grounds Is moH unfortu
nate. Tills was and la conceded by not only
the people of the Btato. but those of Omaha ,
outside- Interested manipulators who caused
the present location. None complain of the
grounds , In the abstract , or their equip
ments ; they are excellent ; but few state , fair
grounds In the United States are better.
I have long thought , often expressed nnd
hero reiterate the conviction that the Ne
braska State Hoard of Agriculture * should
ce-aso engaging in fair buplness. and In keepIng -
Ing with the progressive pplrll of the age ,
advance n step higher , icsolvo Itself Into a
bureau of agricultural statistics and Information
mation , leaving fairs to Individual enter
prises Not that I have In any way lost an
lota of rny fnlth In falrn and expositions us
great educators and1 object lessons for high
schools and universities , Btnto fairs held
under the auspices of wtnto law nnd government -
ment , not only In Ncbrafka , but other
states , have been the causes of bickerings
nnd dissensions not productive of best re
sults , and will ever continue so , under ex
isting conditions. All thlf ) Is in reality more
applicable to Nebraska than In any other
state. This state contributes less to the
board'ti assistance than any other In the
union and the board Improvises more In
matters of revenue nnd resources finan
cially In fact.In . substance , improvises
every dollar for Its support. Tlo | public gen
erally la not aw are of this and
when owing to unfavorable weather
conditions or other by the board uncontrollable -
controllable environments , fairs do not
imy out , the management I" too often
charged with both Incompctency and dis
honesty. In other states In Instances of
fallurea'aa Indicated they have n goodly an
nual state appropriation to fall back on and
usg to llciiildate , di-flclcncle-s. To- meet men
emergencies the Nebraska Stuto fair man-
ngcru have for ccveral years borrowed
money In sums of thousands of dollars 1111-
nually and on their Individual responsibility.
The l ard Is doing vnluablo work In mat
ters of statistics and general agricultural
Information In the publication of Its annual
printed volumes of 400 pages * , which are
distributed free to all desiring . These pub-
I'lcaUons ire reg"ar3ed , by otfccrs than the
editors , as among the most valuable of sucii
Btato publications. They ure sought for
and used in moat ot Iho schools In Ne-
brask'a O'B text books ; also called for and
used , in other statcu for eamo purpose : ) .
During1 the last year I huve responded to
oa Thjra } ' /
FriontU of Belligerency Oall Up the Sonata !
Hosolution ,
nnd Other DcmooraU Lend Thor !
Republicans Vote Together and Block the
: i"o1iifluu IN Iiilroiliirtnl UN n Hliler tw
the DliiloiiintU' Aiipri
JII11 , mill IN ItuliMl Out li > -
the Speaker.
WASHINGTON , Jan. IS. Cuba hud a
hearing In the house today and for a. tlmo
It looked as It parliamentary precedents
would bo Bet nsldo and the soiuito resolution
recognizing the Insurgents aa belligerents
would bo attached as a rider to the diplo
matic and consular appropriation bill.
Mr. DeArmond , a Missouri democrat , pre-
clpltnlcd the issue by offering the resolution
as an amendment , but n point of order
against Itns sustained. Mr. DeArmoml
appealed. Ho urged the republicans who had
professed friendship for the struggling Cu
bans to override the declalon of the chair
as the only chance of securing acllon on
the proposition.
Mr. .Ilallej- . , the leader of the minority ,
and other democrats jolue-d In the appeal.
Tho'.u'xcltemont became Inteiipp , but the
appeali of Mr. Ulnnloy , the Moor leader of
the majority , an well as other republican
lenders/to" their associates not to join In the
program , succeeded.
Mr. ColBon ( rep. , Ky. ) warned his s'ldo
that unless he was BOOH given an oppor
tunity to vote his Bontlmcnts on , the Cu
ban ( lucstlon , ho would co-operato In any
revolutionary method to secure nctlon.
The republican tactics kept to the front
the point that the minority were seeking to
override the rulen of the house nnd they
got every republican vote , sustaining the
chair by n vote of 152 to 114. Ono democrat ,
Mr. Fleming of Georgia , voted with them
on the ground that ho could not violate his
oith by voting against upholding the rules.
During the debate Mr. Uallcy challenged
Mr. Hltt to glvo the house any assurnnco
that an opportunity would bo offered to vote
on the resolution passed .by the senate at
the last session , but ho received no reply.
Dcforo the diplomatic bill came up , the
arpiy bill 'was passed.
Tlie. . , flrat contested election roi *
of the * rcnt . congress "was dis
posed of by the house tfjjy. ; _ Chair
man Taylor of the committee on clCCllC a
No. 2 reported that Tuorr.aa p. Clark , who"
filed notice of contest against Jessu V. Stiill-
Ings , representing the Second Alabama dls-
Irlcl , had abandoned his contest , and the
committee therefore unanimously reported a
resolution declaring Mr. Stalllnga ontltlcd
to the seat.
The house then resumed the consideration
of the army appropriation bill. When the
house adjourned yesterday a point of order
had been raised agar.nst a provision of the
bill modifying the method of computing the
mileage of army oniccrs. The chair over
ruled the point of order. <
Mr. Saycru ( dcm. , Tex ) , said the pro
posed provision would Increase the coat o
mllcago to the government. After some
discussion It was temporarily passed over.
Mr. Sayers then raised a point of or.ler
cgalnst the provision requiring the pay ot
enlisted men by paymasters In person. Thu
point of order was sustained and the pro
vision went out of the bill.
Mr. Llttlo ( dcm. , Ark. ) , offered an
amendment to appropriate $150,000 for the re
pair of the national cemetery at Kort
Smith , Ark. Ho explained that the ceme
tery had been totally wrecked by the storm
which recently devastated the town. The
amendment fell under a point of order.
Without further amendment the bill wan
passed. i
The Wheeler resolution for the apolntmrnt
of members of the Board C'f ' Hegcnts of the
Smithsonian Institution wan nlsn passed.
Mr. Illtt , chairman of the committee on
foreign relations , then called up the diplo
matic and consular appropriation bill.
Mr. Ilalley objected to any limitation of
the general debate.
The bill rarrlrn $1,729,008 , an Increase of
J33.700 over the law for the current year.
As soon as the enacting clause had been
read , Mr. DcAnnoml ( ilcm. , Mo. ) offorud an ,
amendment to recognize the Cuban Insur
gents as belligerents.
Mr. Hltt raised the point ot order that tli *
amendment was new legislation and obnox
ious to the rules of the house.
'Mr. ' DeArmond , speaking to the point of
order said ho fully underntood the rules ot
the house , which wcro designed to suppress ,
when desired , the will of the house. The
chairman of the house committee , ho said ,
might feel constrained to raise this point
of order , but ho reminded the house that
there Etlll resided , In his judgment , the
power at any tlmo , at any place , on any ,
bill , to place what the house believed oliuuld
bo thcro. Kor montha , ho declared , thosu
In control of the house had declined to allow
the liouno 1o consider what the people of
the country , without regard to party , do-
Hlrod , namely , that congress consider ami
act upon this ( | iie tlon of recognizing the
belligerency of Iho struggling patriots In
Cuba , When the people of the country felt
as they did It wan the duty of membcra to
override theeo petty llttlo rules which had ,
been used to suppress action.
The newspapers were filled dally with har
rowing taJca of Btnrvatlon and cruelly Ja
Cuba. Should wo emulate Iho example oC
Nero , who fiddled while Rome burned , anct
flit KUplnely and Indifferently by when men
almost within slghl of our shores were fight
ing valorlously for principles as holy aa pa-
tric/U over espoused or heroes ever defended ?
Ho taunted 'tho ' [ republicans with being tmb *
Bcrvleivt to Ihoao who desired to prevent tte *
tlon on thla subject. Further Inaction , ho ln
aimed , was a disgrace to American manhool ,
The autonomy offered iby Spain , ho dn
dared , wa a revolting mockery , a bham antl
a duluslon. Ho warned the ether ulde 'that
Iho qucetlop could not ibo evaded ; that wltl/
tbla opportunity b9foro them they oould notf ( '
go "back to tujpjr coh t iopU and plead
rules ro p excwe tor tyrautlcra.
He WM p'roceoOln * to < 3 founco Uif