Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, January 24, 1898, Image 1

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Moro Anti-Jewish DemonBlrations in the
African Town ,
Revolvers and Daggers AM Froaly Us3d by
the Enraged Mob ,
Military Finally Ohirgoi the Crowd with
Drawn Sworda.
Scvcrnl HliojiN I.iioti-rt nnil All Uic I'll-
KCIluriiiMl by 11"lUloUTH
.11 n u y 'ArrvNlit .Minle of
, UlNiifilurly 1'ernoin. (
'ALGIERS , Jan. 23. Anti-Jewish rlola
tvc.'o renewed hero today. The mob invaded
the Jewish quarter and pillaged the shopo
In the lluo Ilabazoum , driving tnc Jewish
merchants out Into the streets. A H uadron
of chasseurs waa ordered to the scene and
charged the mob with drawn swords , but
the mob re-formed , further on , cheering for
the army. Revolvers and daggers were freely
Used. Ono man wild was stabbed In the back
and shot In the head died on the spot. Many
wcru Bcrloualy wounded , ono , named Cayol ,
dying from his wounds at 1 o'clock Ihis
afternoon. The crowd , hearing of this , became -
came dangerously excited , shouting ,
"They're murdering us. Death to the Jews , "
and resumed pillaging. The fronts of six
uhopn were destroyed and the loot was
burned' . The police repeatedly charged the
rioters but were stubbornly resisted ana
were powerless to restore order until the
troops arrived. Several policemen were se
verely maltreated.
U Many arrestfl for theft hnvo been made.
The Jewish authorities recommend their co
14 > 1 religionists to remain Indoors. Both the men
klllvd in the riot were Christians and their
companions have sworn to avenge them.
Disturbances nml the looting of Jewish
shops continued throughout the evening ,
drsplto the efforts of the troops to quell the
At 11 o'clock tonight some Jewish flour
stores were pillaged and their contents
thrown Into the ctrcota. The zouaves then
charged the crowd with fixed bayonets and
dispersed It , many persons being Injured.
At the moment this dispatch l.s sent , 11
o'clock , the i Inters are reassembling on the
quays and setting flro to the Jewish spirit
Htorca. Troops are being hurried to the spot.
Already there have been 150 arrests today.
The maintenance of order has been entrusted
to the military.
By mldnUbXJho town had become more
quiet and the > -A oil. the quays had been
extinguished. The streets are patrolled by
1'AUIS , Jnn. 23. It Is reported from Al
giers that serious rioting und pillaging took
place at Mustafa , a suburb of the city , laet
night. Ten Jewish shops were looted and n
number of policemen Injured. Troops were
summoned , but order was not restored until
2 o'clock this morning. Forty Arrests were
Lively TIineH In the Slreetn of I'arlH
on Sun tiny.
PATHS. Jon. 23. In anticipation of the
prohibited anti-Dreyfus demonstration today ,
under the direction of the organizing com-
mlttco of the anti-Dreyfus meeting at the
Tlvoll Vauxhall laot Wednesday night ,
stringent measures were taken by the au
thorities to preserve order. The Place do In
Ccacordo and the Garden of the Tulllorlcs
were held by detachments of cavalry and In
fantry and large forced of ysllce. Nothing
happened until 2 o'clock tills afternoon , the
time announced for the meeting to protest
for the pro-Dreyfus agitation In the Sallo
des Milks Colonnea In the Mccitparnasso
quarter. The approaches to the hull were
occupied by police and" mounted republican
guards , while the precaution was taken of
removing all chairs from the Interior. The
police refused admission to known anarch
ists , but many who were less prominent
evaded police vigilance , gained adm'sslon
and created disturbances.
M. Thlcbaud was elected to the chair and
the noisiest disturbers of the proceedings
were expelled from the hall. M. Thlebaud
proposed that a wreath should bo laid on
the Strasburg statue and the proposal was
greeted with cries of "Vivo 1' armlo" and
"Vivo la France. "
Aa the disturbance continued M. Thlebaud
got a motion adopted to close the meeting.
The wreath was then placed In a carriage ,
but the police refused to allow the crowd
to follow It In a body acid divided It Into
small groups. In the meantime , the an
archists tried In vain to organize n fresh
meeting. The wreath was placed upon the
statute at 4:30 : o'clock this afternoon , amid
perfect order. Later In the evening the po
lice dispersed largo bodies of natl-JewUh
demonstrators In the Hue do Lafajctte and
at the olllce of the Aurora. Out nothing
eorloua occurred and there were few arrests
during the day.
Patrols paraded the principal streets last
evening , hut there were no further dis
orders. The troops of the garrison were con-
flnrd to barracks In order to prevent them ,
according to Figaro , from mingling with
the demonstrators.
gi ) IIV Til 13 IJCIiIl'SIJ.
Olil Sol Veils UN Knri * ami tin.Viitlvcn
DOM DAY , Jan. 23. The eclipse of the un
was accompanied here by a rapid fall of
temperature. An earthy smelt pervaded the
atmosphere and the scene resembled a laud-
scapo under a wintry Kngllih sun. The
duration of totality wa two minutes , with a
marvelous corona of pale silver nml blue.
The conditions \\ero favorable at both
Prof. Sir Normani Lockycr's camp , near
Ylzadroog , on the Malbar coast , and at Prof.
Campbell's camp , near Jour , The native as
trologers predicted terrible calamities. The
natives swarmed to devotional exercises and
there- was general fatting , but no great
alarm ,
The N'lzrnm of Hyderabad liberated fifty
prhcticra , giving each a gift ol money and
LONDON. Jan. 21. The Morning Post pub.
llahca a dispatch from Prof , Lockyer from
Jlujapur , saying that sixty spectrum photo
graphs \\ere secured. Some of these have
lie en already developed and are found to ex-
Jilblt changes In the aspect of the
chromosphere cecond by second at each of
the four contacts. The dispatch MJ-B the
weather was perfect and that LorJ Graham'N
cinematograph work/proved quite successful ,
KnKlniul AiiIunilN { ivrninuy.
LONDON , Jan. 21 , The Times says edi
torially this morning : " \Ve arc glad to
learn from various trustworthy and mutually
Independent sources that the rumors of
Germany's Intention- open Klao Chau to
the world's commerce are well founded. If
this decision Is maintained Klao Chau will
probably become u great , busy and nourish
ing cnlrcport of the world's trade , a north
ern Hong Kong , The \\1sdom of the de
cision cannot be doubted , It will tend to
Improve the unnecessarily strained rela
tion * between England and Ocraiauy , It U
to bo hoped that other nations will follow
Germany's examplennd that the far eastern
question may thereby be greatly simplified. "
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oii \nrtlipiinl finlrfi Shuts
YpMKplx Out ,
ST. JOHNS , N. F. , Jan. 23. A succession
of northeast gates Is driving the Arctic floe
In on the whole northern coast of thin Island
at'd closing navigation for the winter. Sev
eral steamers nnd other vessels lying In
this l.nibor and loading cargo are likely to
be- caught by the barrier And kept hero until
the wind changes. Numbers of people In
the northern bays arc In destitute condi
tion , but It will be dimcult to get relief to
them now.
nxct-ntlvo CotiimlttiM * Ailvlird Accoiit-
IIIIPP of Knif > l < i > prN' Term * .
LONDON , Jan. 23. The executive commit
tee of the London engineers has Issued a cir
cular advising the men to accept the em
ployers' terras. A ballot of the men hns
been flxcil for Tuesday next , and It Is prob
able that work will bo resumed the follow
ing Monday.
Axtor I.i'UVt-N for tinContinent. .
( CopyrlRht , 183S , by Prc s rubllslilnt ; Company. )
LONDON , Jan. 23. ( New York World
Qiblegnim ? peclal Telegram. ) William
Waldcrf Aetor left London today for a tour
of some weeks on the continent. Ho pur
poses to visit Korr.c- and possibly extend his
jodrncy to Cairo. Before leaving Cliveden
he iw placed In a permanent position the
gllMntls table made from a cross-section of
a California redwood tree , large enolig'i to
scat forty persons. It has bec set up In
the open air In the center of a greensward ,
aomo distance from the house In a ulace
known ns the "Half Moon , " en account of
the form of the surrounding trees and shrubs.
It Is close to the spacious gymnasium and
covered tennis courU recently erected at
great cost , The tnblo has boon so arranged
as to present the appearance of a growing
tree cut off at the stump. It Is supported
by two iron girders and two thick cojipr
bands have IJben placed around It to pre
vent splitting. A subterranean passage has
been tunneled around It. The wager dinner
of forty guests 'cannot be given on the table
until next summer. .
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llpnvy 'Winner ' nt llmifp Cnrlo.
( Copyright , UOS , by Prois I'ullMilnfr Company. )
LONDON , Jan. 23. ( New York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Intercnt-
Ing accounts are published , of Immense win
nings at Monte Carlo In the last fortnight
by an American whcso name has not been
ascertained. He played without a system ,
going from cne table to another , staking
at hcohazards largo sums and Invariably
winning. Ills movements around the room
caused a flatter among the croupiers , for
many other playcr.s following his luck and
the tables lost heavily. Ho has not been
seen at the tables In the last four days , so It
Is presumed that he has left with winnings
estimated at between $ inOuOO and $200,000.
IJprvlilii'M iVri ? Itcporloil Quiet.
LONDON , Jan. 24. The Calio correspond
ent of the Dally Telegraph says : Genera !
Sir Herbert Kitchener , commander of the
Anglo-Kgypt'an expedition in theSoudan ,
hao telegraphed the officers here that It ! o
needless that they should ascend the Nile , aa
the dervishes are quiet. The scare Is over
and no movement Is now expected before the
next high Nile.
Iloootli Ciirillnlly llecclvert.
HALIFAX , N. S. , Jan. 23. General Booth
has had a remarkable reception In this city.
Largo meetings welcomed him. It las been
decided by the general to form a military
and naval league and poor man's metropolo
lu this city. A building formerly used for
rescue work among seamen had been pur-
chraed for this purpose.
llnsxla Will Demi ! ml Payment.
CONSTANTINOPLE , Jan. 23. Russia is
about to present a note to Turkey demandIng -
Ing payment of tlio whole balance of the in
demnity of the lUusa-Turklsh war , amountIng -
Ing to $140,000,000 , with a view of making
the sultan more docile In the settlement of
the Cretan question.
I'nlvorxlly Scuiitt * 'I '
PUAGUB , Jan. 23. In consequence of the
police prohibition of the wearing of party
badges and club uniforms , thu senate of
the German university has rcs'gned and the
oludento have decided to attend no more
lectures. The whole university has thus
gone on a strike.
Hery. Tiike n. Drive. '
LONDON , Jan. 23. Cornelius Herz , of
Panama canal notoriety , was permitted to
take a short drive yesterday. It was the
first tlmo ho had left his house at Bourne
mouth In five years.
Tnrlll' on Cert'iilH Iteilueeil.
HOME , Jnn. 23. King ( Humbert has signed
a decree 'reducing the customs tariff on
cereals from T'/fc to D lire until April 30. It
will come Into operation Tuesday next ,
Hint \Venther ( rliNeiire * lCell | > xe.
ODESSA , Jan. 23. Owing to the baJ
weather all the observations of the eclipse
at stations In southern Russia were partial
Ketiirnpil Miner AVnriiN I'rONpeeloi'M to
IIL on 'I'llelr titinril ,
JUNBAU , via Seattle. Jan. 23. Edward J ,
Llvcrnaih , ono of the committee appointed
by tlm miners at Dawson to go to Ottawa
and endeavor to secure a modification of
the mining laws , passed through today , Mr.
Llvernanh said this winter's output of gold
would not exceed $0,000,000. In answer to
the question whether any now strikes , had
been made he sad ! :
"None ; next to nothing Is known of the
Klondike bcyomli , what was known last
sprint- The expectations us to Hunker
Creole are partially realized , and the Indi
cations are favorable for Sulphur and
Dominion. The public should bo wary of
rosy reports of marvelous finds. The Klon
dike has wildcat schemes as well us gocd
mines and some of these schemes have hur
ried to the front. "
Krcil Stevens , formerly of Juneau has Just
arrived from Dawson , accompanied by his
partner , James H. Dougherty , or as ho Is
familiarly called , "Nigger Jim , " They have
a number of valuable claims on Bonanza
Creek. They will go to New York , where It
Is said they have been offered $400,000 for
their propcrt'cB , Stevens estimates next
year's output of gold at $20.000,000. He
said slnco the two safes of the Alaska Com
mercial company have been Jlllei with dust
the company Is packing the dust In wooden
boxes which hold about ICO pounds each.
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Conillllon of AlfalrH Jti-muliiH I lie KIIIIIP
lit \ < ; \v lleilfuril.
NE\V BEDFORD , .Mass. , Jan. 23. There Is
no change In the strike situation. No at
tempt will bo made to start the striking
cloth mills tomorrow , and no excitement Is
expected at any of the mills.
Secretary R&rs Is In receipt of offers to aid
the strikers from Lowell and other places.
At Lowell a subscription paper has been
started by the Lowell Sun , and the amount
subscribed Is considerable. Prom a shop In
this city , not connected \\lth the textile
Industry , Mr , ncaa has been Informed that
the workmen employed there will contribute
$50 to the strike ( und weekly as long as the
strike lasts.
The committee of the general strike com
mittee , composed of representatives of tbo
varlour associations , will begin tomorrow to
solicit fuads for the etrlke. Credentials
stamped with the olllclal seal of the union
have been supplied to the members of the
committee. All funds received by them will
bo devoted to tbo benefit of all the strikers ,
union and nonunion alike , each receiving a
per capita chare.
Movements of the White Squadron at Key
West Causa Talk.
Hi-port linn It Hint Spcolnl Oiinriln
JInvc HPIMI IMnccil A run nil CHII-
mil General I/ee' Olllce
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JACKSONVILLK , Fin. , Jan. 23. A tele
gram from Key West naya Admiral Slcard
wlt'a the battleships Now York , Indiana ,
Massachusetts , loua and Texas arrived off
the bar at 10 o'clock. The Maine , Montgom
ery and Detroit and torpedo boats Gushing
and DuPont went out and Joined the fleet.
An Important message was received here at
11 o'clock for Admiral Slcard , but there Is
no way of transportation to the fleet. Tele
grams received from Havana last night state
that extra guards have been placed around
Consul General Leo's office for protection.
Circulars were distributed around Havana
calling on the volunteers for the protection
of the American colony. There Is no news
of an attempt to assassinate Lee.
A Gpcclul to the Times-Union and Citizen
from Key West , Fla. , says :
There hna been much exci'tmcnt In this
city during the last twenty-four hours. , duo
to an alarming telegram from Havana stat
ing that the streets had oecn floodo 1 with an
anonymous ultra-'Spanlsh ' circular calling
upon nil anti-American elements to mobilize
and raid tlio American colony.
Captain "General Ulanco , fearful that the
rabid clement of the clti might attempt
such violence , has placed an extra military
guard around Consul General Leo's olllre.
Jinny otf the Americana of the city who be-
llevo they ore In real danger have prepared
their affairs for any emergency. This news
Is what gave -rtao to the rumor that General
Leo had been assassliMted.
The feeling of uncaslnejj felt hero beosuce
of the proximity of this city has been much
allayed , especially slnco this morning at 10
o'clock , when Admiral Slcard's Imposing
licet of battlcshiV3 | , consisting of thu Now
York , Indiana , .Massachusetts , lown and
Texas arrived oft the bar. The Maine , Mont
gomery and Detroit and the torpedo boalu
Gushing and Dupont left the hnrbor nt 11
o'clock nnd Joined the licet , the whole mak
ing an Impressively formidable appearanre
and one Inspiring confidence In the strong
right arm of Uncle Sam.
The stopping of the war shirs hero Is a
break In the program of the admiral , whose
plan under orders was not to stnp. The fleet ,
however , will leave tomorrow for Tortugas.
The Spanish consul hero was uneasy over
the repeated rumors to the effect that ( ! cn-
cral Lee had fallen a victim to assassins and
wired to the authorities of Havana tor the
WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. So fUr as could
bo learned the administration hod no advices
from Havana today. Hoth the State and
Navy departments nfllrmed that nothing
bad been heard from General Lee aad pro
fessed to look upon the 'ack of news as a
good sign. On the other hand , the city was
full of rumors , ranging In Importance froai
IMo Qtatemcnt' that the white squadron had
sailed from Key West to that of Lee's being
assas.slr.ated nt Havana. Inquiry , however ,
lulled to reveal any basis for sensational re
HAVANA , Jan. 23. General Pando has
sent Colonel Domingo of Captain General
Blanco's staff back to Spaia under serious
charges. .
A private report from Puerto Principe
confirms the report that General Castellano
has destroyed Esperanza ( at the extreme
west of the Sierra Cubltas ) , the headquar
ters of the Insurgent ( rqvernment , which
moved to Navajnz , taking documents ana
files. When the Insurgents retired they loft
fifty-seven of their number dead on the
field , but carried away their wounded. The
government troops lost twenty-seven killed
and eighty-seven wounded.
Juan ilasso , whoso surrender to the au
thorities was recently reported , Is a nephew
of Bartolomo Masse , president of the Cuban
republic , not a brother , as before stated.
Severn ! of the local papers comment upon
the report of the surrender of Masse with
110 followers , which number , they declare , Is
The action of the government In search
ing certain mail matter before allowing It
to bo delivered Is considered by persons
well Informed upon the subject a direct violation
lation of the International pcstal union
treaty. Many persons , Including a number
of royal Spaniards , such as Scnor Francisco
do Los Santos Guzman , cx-prcsldcnt of ccn-
grcss , and others of social standing in the
city , make complaint of the non-delivery
of letters addressed to them. It Is reported
that In consequence of the government's
action Etc < p3 will bo taken to expel Spain
from tlio postal union.
MADRID , Jan. 23. The report that Amor-
lean warsh'ips ' have been ordered to Cuban
waters > has caused great excitement here.
The Imparclal , In the course of a violent
article says : "Wo ECO now the eagerness of
the Yankees to seize Cuba. "
A gracd banquet was given at the palace
this evening In honor of the name day of
King Alfonso. The members of the cabinet
and the principal members of the diplomatic
corps were 'present. The cabinet met after
ward and decided so It 1s reported to ad-
diess a manifesto to the country. Ono
minister , in the course of an Interview , said
the government was quite tranquil respecting
the movements of the American 'Warships ,
which 'wore fully known to the minister of
IleeoiiNlilei-H IIlN 'HeHlKim ' lion UN n AIMV
Yorlt I'M H ( or.
NEW YORK , Jan. 23. Dr. John Halt to
day announced from the pulpit of tlio Fifth
Avenue Presbyterian church that ho had re
considered his determination to resign the
pastorate nnd would continue In the service
of the church.
lie said : "In view of the unanimous ac
tion of the congregat.on I have decided to
continue , God willing , the work of the pas
torate while strength Is given from ubovc ,
and I nm prepared to welcome any form of
assistance regarded as desirable by the con
gregation nnd Its otflcors. "
The otllclal announcement of thu action of
Dr. Hall will be made to tbo congregation a
week from next Wednesday.
MARYVIMjK , Mo. , Jnn. 23.-SpecIa-J. ( ! )
W. Littler , living near Skldmore , Nodnway
caunty , has n 2-weeks-old plji thnt Is 11
livingcuriosity. . The nnlmal IH strong und
well developed nnd differs In no way from
other Bwlno of Its age , excepting that UH
hind legs urn turned the wrong way , the
h ofrf pointing' backward Instead of for
ward , The pig ( -eta around as well UH any
other member of the brood to which It be
longs , Its malforma'Ion appearing1 not to
bother It In the ( .lightest degree , Mr
Littler declares tlint If the pU , lives long
enough ho will have It placed In the Mln-
bourl exhibit at the TransmlEsluslppI Kx-
posltlon nt Omnlm.
DiiniiiKi'x for llrt'iieh of I'roinlNi * .
HUTCHINSON , Kan. , Jan. 23-MIss Llllio
Tyco , a school teacher 21 yenrs of age , re
cently sued Alexander Dado , aged 73 , for
(10,000 damages for breach of promise of
marriage. Tiio Jury before whom the case-
waa tried lias brought In a verdict award
ing the young woman { 000. Mr , Dade , who
is wealthy and a widower , was one of the
first settlers of Hcno county ,
.UovemeiilK of Oueiin Ven fln , Jnn , ! ! ; i ,
At New York Arrived La Champagne ,
from Havre ; Rotterdam , from Rotterdam.
At Queenstown Sailed Auranla ( from
Liverpool ) , for Now York.
At Liverpool Arrived Umbrla , from New
York ,
At Lizard-Passed La Qascogne , from
New York , lor Havre.
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Semite Will Uevolc 1 < Tlmo to the
Tcller > iHcuoltillon.
WASHINGTON , Jon. 23. The present out
look Is unfavorable to the1 senate's giving
much attention to the Hiwalltn treaty dur
ing this week. The agreement to vote on
Thursday on I ho Teller resolution reaffirm
ing the doctrine that United States bcnda
are payable In silver at the option of the
government , will , In all probability , result
In the oonate'a giving the major portion of
Its tlmo until that date to this measure with
the exception of that necessary to the con
sideration of appropriation bills. Senator
Turplo has given notice of a speech on the
Teller resolution for tomorrow , and It Is
expected the other spcechen for It will be
made by Mr. Teller , Pettlgrcw , White nnd
others , and that there will also be some ad
dresses In opposition. Senator Nelson has
offered an amendment declaring for the
maintenance of the parity of the two metals ,
but the silver men , considering this proposed
modlflcatlon hostile to their purposes , will
tiot accept It. They say they will Insist upon
a vote upon the resolution as It stands.
The pension appropriation bill will be
called up Monday , and as coon as It Is dis
posed of the senate will bo asked to take
UD the legislative , executive and Judicial ap
propriation bill , Each of these will provoke
some debate , but It Is not expected to be
prolonged In cither case.
When the treaty next comes up Senator
Teller will bo recognized to speak In Its sup
port , and ho probably will be followed by
Senator White In opposition. The vote on
the treaty now appears at'least thrco weeks
The houpo program for this week Includes
Httlo of Interest beyond the limits of the
District of Columbia. Almost the entire
week will be devoted to the Dlatrlct of Co
lumbia appropriation bill ,
H Is expected that the Indian appropria
tion bill , the consideration of which was
begun yesterday , will be , completed tomor
row. The only Item In the bill which Is
likely to cause much of a contest Is that
providing for the leasing of the gllsonlte
beds of the Uacompahgrp Indian reserva
tion In Utah. Thla provision was beaten In
the last Indian bill , and \vlll be stubbornly
contcatod now. The district bill will prob
ably consume the remainder of the week.
Monetary Convention JIcelK nt Inillnn-
niioIlH on TnoMiliiy ,
WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. Private advices
which reach here from Indianapolis are to
the effect that the business men's conven
tion which will be hold in that city Tuesday
and Wednesday next wllj be moro largely
attended than was the first convention of n
year ago. The purpose of the comcutlon Is
to endorse the report of the monetary com
mission , which provide.1) ) a comprehensive
plan for n reform of the Currency. Delegates
to the number of 3SO have Announced their
Intention of being present and It Is expected
the actual number will be greater.
Governor Mount of Indiana will deliver
the address of welcome. The permanent
chairman of the convention will bo Gov
ernor Shaw of Iowa , nvhtue recent Inaugural
address showed him to bo identified with the
work of currency reform. 0. S. Patterson ,
president of the Union 'leapio ' of Philadelphia ,
nnd one of the eleven members of the monetary -
tary _ committee , will present the report to
tlio convention and explain such circum
stances connected with1 Its preparation as
will prove of Interest to tie delegates.
The principal address qt/tho firnt day's
meeting will bo delivered' by Charles S.
Falrchlld of New York/"wo- ! secretary
of the treasury underlie jrfst Cleveland ad
ministration. In the eveiitsjg the delegates
will be entertained at a reception to bo given
by the local commercial bodies. Among the
well known men who will address the con
vention are William B. Dodge of New York ,
Charles G. Homer of Baltimore , John C.
Uullltt ot Philadelphia , Augustus Wilson of
Louisville , Jacob L. Brccn of Hartford , ex-
Governor Stanard of Missouri and John AV.
Fries of North Carolina.
AVII1 AUaeli It an n Illrter.
WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. ( Special Tele
gram. ) If the Hawaiian annexation treaty
dees not gain the necessary recruits to give
It two-tblrds In the aonato within the next
two or three weeks. It la proposed to attach
the Morgan annexation resolutlca to the
diplomatic and consular ai-yroprlatlon bill
and In that form , send the measure to the
house. The object of this move Is to com
pel t'.ie heiise to consider annexation In spite
of the suppascd opposition of Speaker Reed
to the Bclmio. Tills project , however , may
bo cmbarroced by the efforts of the Cuban
sympathizers In the senate to attach a Cuban
belligerency rider to the same bill.
Xt'ivw for the Army ,
WASHINGTON , Jan. 23. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Leave of absence for ono month
grouted First Lieutenant -Charles W. Ponton.
Fifth cavalry , department of Texas , Ischanged
to leave of absence on surgeon's certificate of
disability. Private Dert Reed , Cotrpany F ,
Twenty-second Infantry , Fort Crook , Nob. ,
has been ! transferred to the hospital corps
as private.
Mcdioillst KplHcoiml 'Clmrcli HIIN n
SoliciiK * for 11 IteQiilnn.
CHATTANOOGA , Tenn , , Jan. 23. The offi
cial report of the action of the Joint com
mittee of the federation appointed by the
general conferences of "the two Episcopal
Mothodlsms , which met at Baltimore re
cently , was given out today by the secre
tary , Dr. R. J. Coake , editor of the Methodist
After nn elaborate discussion covering
ssveral dajs' conference the Joint committee
finally agreed on tlio following resolutions ,
the exact language of which and particulars
explanatory will be given hereafter , as nro-
vlded fer by the Joint commission :
First T.nt the general conferences of the
two chtiiThtB be recommended to order the
preparation of a common catechism , hymn
book nnd order -public1 worship for both
Second While- recognizing the value nnd
grc/vth of the Kpwarth-league from the re
spective churches and rejoicing In the rplrlt
or fraternity manifested In their biennial
International conference. In the absence of
any legal provision for ) t , It Is suggested to
the giwrnl conferences the propriety of
recognizing- regulating It by legal pro-
Thlid That the general conferences of the
respective churches uu recommended to
adopt measures for the Joint administration
of tiu'lr publishing IntfrojtB bpth lu China
and Japan. j
Fourth That whKo apprpclntlnj ; fully the
Christian comity prc-vnlllHjr among our mis
sions In foreign lands ami bavins given
careful eonHlderatlon to thn principle find
desirability of ro-operatrro < idmlnUtratlon an
a means for lessening Dip expenditure of
funds In the prosecution of the work , the-
commission imiy without , attempting lo
formulate any -plan jor.iuicJi co-operation ,
commend the Hiibject to the consideration of
the two general conferenres.
Fifth It was further [ for tlio pre
vention of hurtful competition thnt In places
where cither church IH entil ; > ! lnliecl and sup
plying the needs of the people Jicw work
-shall not bo organized by the. other church
without the consent or the bishop liaxlng
Jurisdiction ,
Sixth The following with reference to
Christian education wan adopted :
Resolved , That this expression should take
Hiieli practical form n Hill Inuruuxo the
elllclcncy or our hlgncr Institutions of learn
ing ; that the yearn 1UOO and 11K11 should bo
the period for the prcfcontntlon of the uub-
Jcct of higher education to nil our people
nnd of.thetr glfU to the cause ; that It Is
the Irriparutlvo duty of the. Protestant church
to proyldo In the city of Washington a uni
versity , Christian , Catholic , tolerant and
American , having for It. ) tele aim post grad
uate n'nd professional Htudy und original rl-
eearch-ami that the American university Is
worthy of the confidence of the people In all
our churches.
Wo therefore recommend thnt the claims
of thla Institution be commended to both
churches for special contributions during the
closing year of the present and the openIng -
Ing year of the coming century.
We also agreed to recommend to the gen
eral conferences of the two churches pro
vision for the rccc-ptlon of ministers from
one church to the other without losa of or
ders In ministerial standing.
Wind Blows a Frightful Gale , Destroying
Property !
CciitrnlSinten Arc Almt VIxKetl nml
.SIilpliliiK oil the Creut
J I -AfTecteil.
PHILADELPHIA , Jnn. 23. With a deaf
ening crash that was heard for squares a
portion of the cast wing of the old state
house fell tonight. No harm was done to
the historic building , as the arch which
collapsed was not connected with It , a sec
tion of the wing next to the cast wall ol
Independence hall having been torn out under
the restoration plans now being carried cut.
The accident was duo to the cxponi'd rtuto
of the building. The two wings had been
torn down with the exception of the arches
on cither side. The cast wall of the east
wing and the west wall of the west wing
were left standing their full height , about
thirty feet.
At 0 o'clock Watchman Lewis Felglcy
made his rounds in the cast wing. He
walked along the top of the west wall Hnd
through nnd over the three arches. Every
thing appeared to be In first-class condition.
Ho had Just left this portion of the buildIng -
Ing and was standing in front of the state
house when there suddenly came a crash
that nearly threw him from his feet.
An investigation was made at once and It
was found that the whole of the western
arch , half or the middle arcli ana n small
portion of the cistern arch had fallen In.
The wnlls fell toward the west. It wns the
opinion of the contractors' men who were
there that the mortar had been softened by
the heavy rain of Saturday night and the
strong wind tonight did the rest.
At the time of the collapse the wind was
blowing almost a gnlo across Independence
square. A largo area of tin roofing , very
heavy , which had been taken from the
building , was lying upon n pile of bricks.
It wns tossed about by the wind almost like
so much paper.
Reports received from various parts of
eastern Pennsylvania and south New Jersey
indicate that a windstorm ot mare than
ordinary velocity passed over those sections
today , but no great damage resulted. Heavy
winds prevailed along the coast , but up tea
a late hour no disasters to shipping wcre _
In this city the -wind - reached a maximum
velocity ot forty-one miles an hour , but be
yond damage to trees and signs there were
no serious results. The lido In the Delaware
river reached Its highest in a year and the
schooner John Davis , which has been
anchored near Gloucester , broke away and
drifted on shore some distance below.
HOSTON , Jill. 23. A severe storm , at
tended by unusual phenomena , passed over
New , England today , causing heavy rains in
the southern portion , ten or twelve Inches ot
snow fa Maine and New Hampshire , thunder
and lightning In the extreme northeast , and
practically a tlual wave on the coast from
Capo Cod to Portland. Tcalght a gale Is
blowing east cf Portland and the atorm
seems likely to Increase io force as It pas&es
over- the provinces.
Whllo the heavy snows In Malms caused
some delay In railroad transportation , and
the severe rains In the south were responsl-
'blo for numerous washouts , the most de-
stuictlvo feature of the storm seems to
have been In the tremendous tide which
swept In from the sea at noon , Inundating
the greater part of the coast and causing a
heavy loss to owners of property along the
watef front.
At Gloucester the tldo was the highest
since the memorable storm In 1&51 and
caused nn estimated loss ot property cltu-
ated on the water front at over $10,000.
Other localities along the shore also re
ported losses from the tldo of more or labs
CH.ICA.GO , Jan. 23. The snowstorm ot
loot night and this morning was the worst
In this city for years. The greatest damage
M 'well as inconvenience caused by
the 'breaking ' down of 'telegraph ' and tele
phone wires. In this roipsct tlio damage
was widespread and In nil parts of the city
poles and wires were brought to the ground.
Tbo police telephone eystem was badly crip ,
pled and there was much trouble with tlio
city fire alarm system. The street car oerv-
ice , which > lat > 3 nl&'nt was ( badly delayed and
t&tally suspcndc'J ! on some of the llnea , was
In belter running order today. Th com
panlej , iby keeping the snowplows and
mveepors going all night , managed to keep
their linen cpen.
All 'tbo ' Incoming trains on all the roads
wora from ono to four houm lato. Station
Master dithers of the union depot said
Soturd'ay ' night WES cno of the worst railroading
reading nights ho had ever known. On ac
count of tlio breaking * lown of the telegraph
wires they were totally < at sea as to the
Whereabouts of the trains. The storm wen
attended iby curious electrical Olsplayn In
several teotlons of the city nnd the a.tmofl-
phero eeeraed to bo filled with electricity ,
which evidently came from the numeroua
trolley wires. Uctwocn midnight and 3
o'clock In the morning the night was pe
culiarly light.
ElKlitoenInehex - of the lleautlfiil
CloirM ( lie Streets.
MILWAUKEE , Jan. 23 , Tlio most severe
blizzard which baa visited this city In years
continued In Its fury until about C o'clock
tonight. Snow to tbo depth of eighteen
Inches has fallen and with Jho wind blowIng -
Ing at the rate of fifty miles per hour great
drlfta were formed In all parts of the city ,
making travel almost an Impossibility. On
sevini.l lines of street railway traffic was at
a standstill early In the night and only Uio
most important thoroughfares were .kept
open with the aid of the powerful sweepers
until a.n hour before m.dnlght , when these ,
too , were stalled , so rapidly did the tmow
Trains came in very irregularly and only
passenger trains , with the aid of sev
eral locomotives , attempted to get through ,
those carrying freight being abandoned.
Every telegraph wire In thu state was
crippled and news from the outside world
was received over the long distance telephone -
phone wire.
Nona of the boats of the different lines
entering Milwaukee- ventured out last night.
Ho far as known no In the line of
navigation are known to have occurred.
Reports from railway offices tonight are
that all the lines have been cleared of the
Mg snow drifts and trains of all kinds are
running on tlmo , but the street railway In
terests are still name what crippled.
DETROIT , Mich , , Jan. 23. A bliz/ard has
been raging throughout 'Michigan ' for more
than twenty-four hours past. Last night
and this morning the heavy gale was ac
companied by fine snow. Tonight the weather
Is colder und clearing. Saglnaw street cars
were completely tied up this morning.
Trains wore stalled on the lacklnaw divi
sion of the Michigan Central and on the
Flint & Perro Marquette road ,
The gale was equally fierce on the cast
aild west sides of the state. At Ilcnton Har
bor considerable damage was done. The
steamer Frank Woods broke from Its moor
ings and several smaller boats drifted Into
Lake Michigan oud were Jammed In the
floating lee ,
At Muskegon , Peloskey and all northern
points the storm was violent ,
PlTTSntmG , Pa. , Jan. 23. The storm
which ir.oilo Its advent In this vicinity yes
terday has done considerable damage to
iirrperty , but as yet no fatalities have been
reported. There was quite a heavy rain dur
ing Saturday night until about 3 a. m. The
rain wcs followed by a windstorm ( bat has
raged continuously all day Sunday , several
lime reaching a velocity of ( arty mllee , Many
signs , trees , fences and telegraph poles M tl.
blown down , but the nearest approaclMcj :
disaster wa * Oils aftcriw tHicti the stq M
of the Rxcclmbr Express company were
pled over , killing two horses. The employe's
about the establishment narrowly escaped.
Reports of havoc by the high wind In the
way of property damage come from all the
surrounding towns , the aggregate damage-
amounting to several thousands of dollars.
FUEEMONT. O. , Jnn. 23. A hUh wind
las : been blowing slnco night and a
large amount of damage has been done In the
city. The Sandusky river la rising rapidly ,
owing to heavy rains and the lowlands are
completely submerged.
SANDUSKY , 0. . Jam. 23. The most se
vere windstorm experienced this winter set
In Saturday afternoon nnd cantlmied all
night. A largo amount of damage - as done
throughout the city and scores of people nar
rowly escaped being struck by flying gla& ?
from windows demolished by the wind. The
telephone- and telegraph systems are badly
< crli > plcd and wires are down all through the
eowity. The wind attained n velocity of
fifty miles nnd hour and the water In the bay
has been lowered about three feet.
AKIION , O. . Jan , 23. The palo ot last
nlg'it and today did much damage hero. Windows
dews were blown In , chimneys toppled over
and the roof blown from the Cascade mills.
The Cuyahoga river is overflowing Jts banks
and the Valley railway tracks are submerged
in many places.
LOUISVILLE. ICy. , Jnn. 23. A special
to the Courier-Journal from Evansvllle , Ind. ,
says ;
"Ulvcr men reaching port today say last
night's storm was the wont on the river In
twenty years , yet no serious loss Is reported
to steam craft. A houseboat occupied by
GeorgeAtkins nnd his two young daughters.
Just above the city , was swamped during the
night and the occupants took refuge 'In n
largo skiff. The boat wan anchored to a
tree near the bank , but the land around It
wan overflowed tor a half mlle In all direc
tions. When the unfortunates took refuge
In the skiff the darkness and the storm
evidently bewildered them , for they never
reached the shore. Todny the skiff was
found floating near their swamped homo
half filled with water nn dthe thrco occu
pants dead in the bottom o' the little
craft. They died from exposure.
IllHCH ( Ivor' Flvr Feet In T v Mily-l > "onr
MOUTH nt rliielmintl.
CINCINNATI , Jan. 23. The sky Is clear
tonight nnd the mercury registers 3S. A
brisk breeze has been blowing all day.
Last night nt ono time for about five minutes
the wind showed a maximum velocity of
forty-two miles nn hour. However , It
moved for several hours In the afternoon
and afterward at from twenty to thirty
miles per hour. Some damage was done to
telegraph and telephone wires , mostly out
side the city , all of which have been re
paired early today. A hundred thousand
buahels of coal was sunk at Fleming's Land
ing In the Ohio In the western part of the
city by waves rolled up by the wind. All
losses hero "th'us" far "are Inslgnlfiwint. All
business men whose cellars would be Inun
dated at fifty-flvo feet of water or at a
lower stage are busy tonight removing their
wares out of danger. The Ohio river here
tonight at 7 o'clock reached forty-nine feet
and nine-tenths Inches , a rise of five feet
and four-tenths Inches since C o'clock last
night. U became stationary at that stage.
Nc-ws from Portsmouth , 0. , is that for
twelve hours up to C tonight the river rose
seven feet and was still rising nt the same
rate. This flood has about 120 miles to
travel to Cincinnati. At ail West Virginia
points rising floods arc reported. The same
story comes from tributaries In Pennsyl
vania cod Ohio. This makes It sure that
the maximum here will be not less than
fifty-three feet and at the same times gives
ground for apprehension of a great flood
of fifty-five , with a possibility of fifty-eight
feet. Either of the latter two stages would
render the Grand Central depot Inaccessible
for trains and would prevent all large boats
from passing under the bridges. The
stieams below Cincinnati are all pouring In
their floods , wljlch will hold the water hero
at very near the present stage till the rise
from Portsmouth leaches here and swells it
to llfty-flve feet.
LOUISVILLE , Kyi , Jan. 23. There Is still
danger of an overflow oP the lowlands along
the banks of the Ohio , for the river today
started to rise again and is creeping up the
uanKs at tnc rate ot two inelica an Hour.
The Indications are that the mark of thirty
feet will bo shown before the waters begin
to recede. In fact , the conditions are so
similar to those of the floods of 1SSG and
1KS1 that the oldest and best Informed river
men say they would not bo at all surprised
to ECO them equaled. In Shipping Port the
same state cf affairs prevails and all day
today the 'residents were busy moving to
places of safety until the danger Is past.
On the point there Is much alarm felt , for
the cut-off embankment is said to bo unsafe
ind It Is liable to break under the terrible
strain and send the angry waves pouring Into
the houses -that are located In the lowlands
boucath It. It Is estimated that In the event
the levee breaks 1,000 families would be
niadn homeless.
MEMPHIS , Jan. 23. The Mississippi rlvnr
from Cairo to Now Orleans Is r.'slng rapidly
and them Is enough water In sight to send
it above the danger 1lno from Cairo to Vlcks-
burg. The water rose a foot hero today nnd ,
In four days it will iprobably bo above the
danger line. At Cairo the danger line has
been passed , with a further heavy flood com
ing down tlio Ohio , Cumberland aim Ten
nessee. Two crovastes In the levees in the
Mississippi delta are not yet completed , and
It will not bo possible to fill them within
ton days. The Situation Is regarded as ex
tremely grave , and unless there Is a gen
eral -freeze throughout the north Mississippi
ani Ohio valleys a repetition of last year a
flood Is looked for , although the damage will
not bo so great , owing to the fact of Its
bolus early In the year , ami the water will
probably subside before time for pKntlng ,
Tivo Men AnKIMeil nnd Tivt Ollirrn
liijnreil. ,
LOUISVILL33 , Ky. , Jan. 23. The high
stngo of the water In the Ohio was respon
sible for n railroad accident In Now Albany
this morning which resulted In the death of
two men and the Injuring of two others. A
part of the Now Albany licit & Terminal rail
road sklrM the river bank on a tteel trestle
twenty feet high. The water had cncruached
upon the structure and BO softened thu earth
about ono of the-plllars thnt the etono Laso
became unsteady.
A freight train had Just reached tbo 'oot
D * Pearl street when the bled support g.ivo
way , causing the large gpan above It to be
come suddenly depressed. Tlio locomotive
toppled o.-er the side of the trestle and fell
into the water. Aa It fell It brcKc from the
adjoining car and the rest dt the train waj
left standing on the trestle , Comluc'or John
Hurlto of Now Albany , his braUcman , Harry
Miller of Lou.'fivlllo , were killer ! , and En-
glncer Henry Murphy of Houur-1 Paik , Ind. ,
and Fireman Clurles Hoan of Louisville
were Injured , but not seriously.
TnliniiKtnnil ! IIlN .YewVlfe. .
CLEVELAND. O , , Jan , 23-Rov , Ur. Tat-
mage and firldo passed the day at their ho
tel In this city. Tomorrow morning they
will depart for Buffalo and thence to New
York for a few days' stay before returning
to Washington. Ur , TulrnaKO nald today
there was nothing Kt-nnatlonal. Ho hax
It n own his ulfo. for about threci yearn. Ills
wedding : was a quiet affair because ol re
cent deaths In the family of his wUp ,
j/JuOLUi. i 0 1110. 11/01 /
Lieutenant Joseph Dripps Leavcfc
His Command ,
to Keep His Appointment There for
I Dinner.
Loaves Many Unsettled Accounts with
Business Men.
I.Iou < ciiiuit Scjlnirn IM ANHKIICI | >
( u ( Ciiiuiiitiiul nl < ; ani ] > IMIot
UlltteM I'flllllllK : till
Kiitlon of
HOCK SPRINGS , Wyo. , Jan. 23. ( Special
Tclcgrnm. ) Second Lieutenant Joseph'
Drlpps of tlio Eighth United States Inrantry ,
In charge of a dctachmccit of about twonty-
flvo men , stationed nt Camp Pilot Unites fop
protection of the Chlnrao m'riora , has been ,
niLutng from his post of duty since January
1G. Lieutenant Drlpps left lioro on Sunday
last nml was accompanied as far na Salt
Lal < o City by George L. lllnck , nupcrlntend-
cnt of the Union Pacific coil department at
this city , di arriving In Salt Lnlm nn ap
pointment was made between the two men
to dine together early that evening , but
Lieutenant Urlpps did not appear , and Mr.
Black has not heard or seen aciything of
him since. '
The lieutenant has for tlio last month or
two been the talk of tlio place aa to Ills
conduct In general. It appears that he or
ganized a foot tall team at Fort Unoscll , oC
which ho was the captain , to play a aeries
of games with the Denver Athletic associa
tion team nt Denver on November 0. Ills
conduct 1ms since then been everything but
Ho has the last fo\v weeks been circulat
ing checks drawn on the First National bank
of Cheyenne , at which Institution lie had
no money placed to his credit. Ho nlso ran
numerous bills at the different saloons anil
hotels in thU city , besides borrowing nil thu
money that ho possibly could get from his
acquaintances. It la nloo e.ild that he went
so far as to pass oneof the worthless checku
lu payment of an elderly woman for hla
laundry bill.
The lieutenant Is cald to have been re
high roller among the sporting class of po-
plo hero and ( besides receiving credit to a
largo amount ho nlso received a largo sunn
of money in return for hl 'bogus checks at
such resorts , where ho was very popularly
known. It In n well known fact that ho
was accustomed to giving swell suppers to
his friends , and this , eomlblned with money ,
alleged td have 'been ' spMl on gambling anil
whisky , la supposed to bo the cause1 of bin
outtdcn desertion- from Ills post.
Sergeant McBcldo , after waiting the re
turn of Lieutenant Drips until Friday last ,
reported his disappearance to the military
officials nt .Fort Huesell and First Lleuten'--
ant J. II. Soybufn of that place was ills-
patched hero to 'tnko ' command of Camp
Pilot Huttc. A Dee corrccpondcnt Inter
views ! Lieutenant Sojlburn this afternoon ;
sml whllo ho Is not thoroughly acquainted.
wHh the affairs nt itho post reports that
Lieutenant Drlpps' books are In a very bad
condition and It will take nome time ibeforo
ho Is aiblo to ascertain the rccult of tlio
lieutenant's neglect of his olliclul duty
I ! ? IB also said Mat Lieutenant Drlprs had
In lib possession something like $150 of
detachment money belonging to soldiers of.
thl,3 pool.
. CHEYENNE , Wyo. . Jan. 23. ( Special Tel
egram. ) Lieutenant Josepli Drlpps , Eighth ,
Unltoil States Infantry , In command of
Camp Pilot Hiitto , nt Hoc ! : Springs , loft his
command last Sunday 'and ' 1ms net rcturntu
and Is believed to 'be ' a Ocacrter. Drlpra
waH latt seen at Salt Lake City on Wednes
day. Ho wcti deeply In ilcibt end It la 0,1-
logcd Issued a numiber of worthless checka
ibororo leaving Hock Springs. Lieutenant
Sojlhurn was dotulloj to Drlpps1 command
tonight. Drlppa hns been nn ofilccr two
yenrs and previously had 'been ' a private In
the Eighth
I'nrlH JoiirnnllHt C'onieN In Hit ; lull-rent
of Ileelii-oel | < y.
NEW YOHK , Jan. 23. M. Gallla , who
represents several dally papers of Paris ,
Prance , arrived In this city today on the
French liner La Champagne. M. Gallla
came over to this country for the purpose
of studying economic questions In order to
make through the newspapers ho repre
sents the necessary propaganda In France
with a view of preparing the public spirit
there to establish closer commercial relations
between the United States and France.
Before leaving Franco , il. Gallla Bald ,
ho wns received by M. Dorchcr , the French
minister of commerce. The result of thla
conference with SI. Dorcher firmly con
vinced M. Gallla that the proper steps
would bo taken before long to bring1 about
the framing of a reciprocity treaty between
the United Stntosi nnd Franco ,
During the mission of the late Moses P ,
Hardy , special commissioner from the
United Statca to the exposition In 1900 , M.
Gallln acted as attache to the commission.
M , Gallla will leave for Washington tomor-
IQW In order to got In closer touch with
congressmen. Ho will remain in tills coun
try for several months.
Til U Will lie n Work of I'rHtU II-H | | nt
Sun l''riiin'lnro.
SAX FRANCISCO , Jan. 23. At sunrise to.
morrow will begin the festivities lasting nno
week of California's golden Jubilee. The city
Is gaily decorated with flags and bunting ,
nml on every hand nrp displayed largo portraits
traits of James Marshall , who picked up the
first gold nugget 'In ' California In 1848. The
city Is crottded with visitant from all over
the fitato.
Tomorrow Is a legal holiday by proclama
tion of Governor Iludd , ami the principal
feature of the opening of the Jubilee will bo
a monster 'parade. U Is estimated the procession -
cession will | io four mllca long.
On each succeeding d-iy of the coming
week there will bo some novelty for the
entertainment of visitors. The termination
of the golden Jubilee will bo the opening of
the mining fair , where will bo shown the
mining products of every county In the
im.vicii IN iio.vou op
Compliment anil Silver for ( In ; Now
Attorney ( Jenernl ,
TRENTON , N. J. , Jan. 23. Oovcmon
Grlggs , In honor of hla selection as attorney )
General of thu United States , will bo com *
pllmcntcd with a dinner given by the mom'
bers of his personal staff and state ofllcUlii
at the Waldorf-Astoria , New York , olthos
February 15 or 10. United State * Bunatora
Bowell end Smith And the- New Jersey con
gressmen will bo Invited gut t . Governed
Grlggs on the occasion will receive a costly )
silver service , The executive will resign
soon as he IB confirmed an attorney general
and Senator VorhcU will become acting ,
governor , -
U * . . . .L