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THE OMAHA \ DAILY
ESTABLISHED JUNE 19 , 1871. OMAHA THURSDAY MORNING , MMlCII 10 , 1898-TWELVE PAGES. COPY JJTVE CENTS.
1UOTING IN BOMBAY
Ecr'ioui DiBtnrbincss Osonr in ths Big East
( Indian City.
ATTACK MADE OH PLAGUE SEARCH PARTY
Troop3 Aie Galled Upon to Suppress thi
COMPELLED TO FIRE ON THE NATIVES
Low Caste Hindoos and Mohammedans
THREE SOLDIERS STONED TO DEATH
Outhrenk In Snlil to He nxpeelnll ]
Ulrecleil AKiiluit ClirlMtlniiH Iliit-
tery of Artillery llulrolii
, lihcnill IliiEiuir.
' IIOMBAY , March 9. Serious plague riot
broke out hero today In the native quarte
and several persons were killed and wounded
The trouble arewo through a plagu
party Inquiring Into the cause of the flick
. An enormous
ness of a Mohammedan woman.
mous crowd of castcmen gathered and stonei
and mobbed the party , which retired for ai
escort of armed police , and then returnci
end demanded the surrender of the patlenl
which was refused.
A Pareco magistrate who exhorted the pop
i nlaco not to resist the police was hlmsel
struck , whereupon ho ordered the police t
charge. They did so and four Mohammedan
were killed and several were wounded.
The disturbance spread with alarmln
rapidity until the whole Interior around th
Dhcndl bazaar presented a spectacle almlla
to that , of the riots of 1893. The Mohamme
dans , who were Joined by the Hindoos , as
saulted every European or Eurasian the
met , and a hysterical mob attacked the Ku
ropoan dwellings In the suburb ot Bycaulli
The residents barricaded thetrfielvcs In thel
houses and fired blank cartridges from thel
windows , which drove the rioters off.
In the meantime torops were hurried t
ihe scene and a battery of artillery Is no'
patrolling the Bhendl bazaar.
The outbreak was especially dlrccte
against Christians. H Is reported that tw
European Midlers were nearly killed , but
la difficult , owing to the excitement , to ol
tain correct details.
SKULLS BATTERED IN.
The excitement has partially subsided tb
evening , but the situation la still rcgarde
na serious. Cavalry has been ordered fro ;
Poonah to aral < lt In patrolling the ntrce
and the volunteers have been called out. Tl
city IB In the hands ot the military.
L The two members of the Shropshire reg
raonta who were killed were walking ui
The mob battered hi their skulls. Mar
European officers and mcay voHcemen wei
severely handled and seriously Injured. I
several Instances Europeans who wci
traversing the native sections ot the tow
were beaten or stabbed. Some were dsngei
In various parts of the city plague an
bulances were seized and burned. Attemp
were made to burn the hospitals and tl
European nunes had narrow escapes. Flr.il
they were escorted to a place of safety 1
The mob attacked the Jamaetjce hosplt
end badly wounded Mr. Glllcsplo , the houi
eurgcon , but was dispelled by rifle.voile ;
and several of the rioters wcve killed.
The total looses of the rioters are as y
unknown , but the outbreak Is regarded i
the mcst alarming that baa occurred In Iijd
in many years ,
BY WAY OP LONDON.
LONDON , March 9. Special dlspatchi
from Bombay say the riot broke out at noc
today among the low 'casto Hindoos ar
Mohammedans against the 'Europeans ' ,
had Us origin in an attack upon a plagi
search party. Two eoldters , as these dl
patches were sent , had already been kllli
and the police had fired on the mob , klllli
six persons and wounding many other
Other special dispatches from Bombay si
that a plague Inspector and three men
the Shropshire regiment were stoned
A still later dispatch from Bombay sa ;
that the mob attacked the hospital , burm
the offices and stores , and savagely assault
the doctors , killing ono of them.
Detachments of police and ot the Shro
shire regiment and artillery were hurried
the scene , a volley was fired Into the mi
and seven persons were killed. 'Before th
the dispatch odds , f.vo soldiers of t :
Shropshire regiment and ono artllleryni ;
were Btoncd to death. The riot U dencrlb
ns causing a tremendous sensation. All t
available troops and artllery have be >
called out and business Is suspended ,
COMMISSIOXKItS ASICII lilt 13 SPAC
ArriiiiK for llt-ir | * fcfiitiilon nt tl
PnrlN r\io | lllou.
PAU19 , March 9. The minister for fc
clgn affairs , M. Hanotaux , 'today recelv
United Stutes Ambassador Porter and t
llrst secretary ot the United States einbass
Henry Vlgniud , who presented Thomas 1
Crldler , the special commissioner to the c
vosltlon ot 1900 ; Colonel Hamburger , the i
elsUnt commissioner , and Lieutenant Baki
U. S. N. , who U attached to the cornm !
The commissioners explained to M. liar
tans the anxiety felt In the American bu
ness world to bo tlttlnRly represented
the Paris exposition of 1900 ud demc
Btratcd to the minister of foreign affa
that It was necessary to increase the spn
allotted to the Unted States.
Sen ill nil HrKiilnm to the Yukon.
OTTAWA , Ont. , March 9. U Is official
announced that the Dominion govcrnme
v.111 at once supplant the mounted pall
now In the Yukon territory by a portion
the permanent military force ot the Doml
Ion. The contingent will bo drafted frc
the various military stations and will luclu
the best Infantry and artillerymen. T
route to be taken hai not been decided , b
the force wilt bo organized in ample tli
to go in when the Ice breaks up In t
river * . Major Evans ot Winnipeg will co
tnand thp force.
' Cnvnllutll U Hurled.
' MILAN , March 9. The body of Set
Felice Cavallottl , the poet , dramatist a
veil Unown radical leader , who was killed
ft duel with swords Sunday afternoon
Rome by Deputy Macola , editor ot the Gi
etta di Venezla , was conveyed to the ecu
tery here today amid icenea resembling thi
wltnriied during the funeral at Rome y
terday. Tt > major ol'&lUu delivered
uncral oration In front of the catafalque
reeled In the cemetery.
IUSSIA 1IOLU1AU UP ITS UKMAXDS
IOCN Nat Premf It * Ultlmntmn Con-
crrnlnsr Port Arthur.
LONDON , March 10. The Pckln corre'
pondcnt of the Times , despite China's de
nlal that the Ilusslan demands as to Porl
Arthur and Tallcn-Wan were In the natun
f an ultimatum , maintained the corrcctneei
f his original dispatch of Sunday last t <
he effect that Ilursla had called upon Chlni
o surrender all sovereign rights upon Porl
Arthur and Tallcn-Wan for the same perloi
nd on the same condition as In the case ol
Jcrmany at Klac-Cbau , giving It five day :
or a reply and Insisting upon the signing
f an agreement within a month. He now
"Although the period of the ultimatum hai
xplred , M. Pavloff , the Rustean charge d
ffalrcs at Pcktn- , explains that ho has nol
aken action because China has Instructed
ts minister of St. Petersburg to seek ar
udlcnce with Emperor Nicholas , with c
lew of obtaining a withdrawal of the Ilus
Ian demands. "
A dispatch from Shanghai to the Dally
'elcgraph says : Diplomatic circles here rlill
ulo the Idea of war for Port Arthur. Thej
onsldcr that the Engllah occupation of We !
lal Wei , when the Japanese are gone , will
10 adequate compensation.
YOKOHAMA , March 9. Dispatches from
coul say that the Russian charge d'affaires
I. Schpcycr , has complained to the king ol
ho disfavor the Corern officlals'have dls
layed toward M. Alexleff , the Russian rep'
ciientatlvo In the customs , and the Hiwslar
illltary Instructors. Ho has demanded or
nswcr within twenty-four houra as t (
whether the king wishes to retain thcli
crvlces. The klag Is consulting with tin
Ensllsh and American members of the COLII-
11 of state.
\AVAI. IIUDC1KT nXCKKIJS IlKCOHD
\eiirmt Approach to Prenont
IViiH lu 18 ! ) I.
LONDON , March 9. The presentation o
he British naval estimates yesterday ( In
reusing the expenditure by $7,202,000 , add
ng to the personnel of the navy by 0,3 ll
men , and providing for the building ot thrci
new battleships , four-armored cruisers am
our sloops of war ) , has been received wit !
much satisfaction by the press and public
The total appropriation for the year , $ US ,
590,000 , has never been exceeded. The near
si approach to that amount was In 1894
vhen $117,020,000 was appropriated for thi
uses of the navy. Adding this year's nava
appropriation to the army estimates , eve
! 240,000,000 Is to bo expended on British de
enco for the year , exclusive of the amount
o bo spent on the Indian army and th
armies of the self-governing colonies.
The naval estimates show that surveys ar
n progress for works at Bermuda , Jamaica
ho island of Mauritius and the Capo of Goo
IIY CIII.MSI : OUTLAWS
Peaceful VIlInKc.H I'lniiilcrcil nil
VANCOUVER , D. C. , March 9. Advice
'rom ' the Orient say that a state of anarch
prevails on the Island ot Hainan. Band
of outlaws , said to number 6,000 men , hav
raided eleven military camps and twenty
eight villages , munlcrlng and looting In the )
course. It Is impossible to describe th
.rlumphant march of jnurdcr , ? lua
.hrough peaceful pastoral towns surroundln
the city of Klo Chow. After a week ot th
laughter the anarchists grew weary an
: hought of safety. They erected barricade
In the mountains behind Klo Chow an
stored up enough provisions to last them
year. A greatly superior force of mllltar
Is being mobilized for the purpose ot cleat
Ing them out.
Llhcrnlft fiuln 11 Sent.
LONDON , March 9. A parliamentary b ]
election was hold today In the Stepney d
vision of the lower hamlets ( London ) to fl
the vacancy caused by the death of the lal
conservative member for the borough , Frei
crick Wootton Isaacson. The election n
suited in a victory for the liberal and rac
leal candidate. Wv S. Steadman defeated h
unionist opponent , Major W. Evans Gordoi
by twenty votes.
CiiKtclinnlii a neprcnentntlvp Peer.
DUBLIN , March 9. Baron Castelmaln ha
been elected a representative peer In th
place of Baron Clarlna , deceased. Albei
Edward Handler , fifth Baron Castelmali
was born In 1863 and succeeded to the tltl
In 1S92. He was formerly a lieutenant 1
the Inncaklllen Fuslleers , Is a justice of tli
peace and a deputy lieutenant for Wet
IliiHxInn Ship * llciieh the Orient.
HONG KONG , 'March ' 9. The Russian ws
ships Slssol Vellky and Navarlu , both b <
longing to the ( Black sea fleet , have arrive
hero. The political situation In the far ea :
Is causing uneasiness among the populatlc
of this port.
X Olorc Trouble In Philippine * .
MADRID , March 9. It te seml-officlall
announced hero that the rumors In circuit
tlon of a recurrence of the reballlon in tli
Philippine Isluids are without foundation.
Drop In StuekH lu London.
LONDON , March 9. Stocks dropped tw
or uareo points today , owing to a rumor c
the Stock excdaiigo of a revolution in Brazl
. .VX.MVBIIMAHV- A .VAVAU 11ATTM
Conflict Hetn-eem the3Ierrlinao nn
Monitor U llfrnllcil.
PHILADELPHIA , March 9. The thlrt ;
sixth anniversary of the naval battle of tt
Monitor and tbo Merrlmao was celebrated t
a banquet given tonight by the Pennsylv ;
nla commandery of the Naval Order of tl
United States. . The guests Included promlr
out citizens and distinguished navy und am
Congressman Boutello of Maine , chalrma
of the naval committee , responded to tl
toast "The Navy. " He made no direct re
crcnce to the Maine disaster , but referred
the "momentary distraction of wlldnc ;
which Is being inflicted upon us by tl
presa. " i
Referring to the progress in naval a
chltecturo he said : "There Is no domain
which the magnificent power and resourci
ot this country have been GO wonderfully e :
hlblted as in the rehabilitation of the Amei
can navy within the last twelve years. V
have built ships which all find are the ewlf
eat and most Invulnerable In the world. "
Continuing , Congressman Boutelle eal
"Standing as we do tonight on a solid baa
ot peace with all the world , yet within tl
shadow of possible hostilities , I am glad
congratulate you en the marvelous cvolutli
ot our navy from belpleaeneu to a posltli
ot great respectability among the navies
the world. The splendid adaptability of tl
American people haa never been bettor e
Pepper for President.
BERKELEY. Cal. , March 9-Dr. Pepp <
a prominent eastern educator , U mention
OB a possible vucceasor to Prof , Helloes' ,
Ualvcr lty < CalUoroU ,
APPORTIONING THE MONE1
Allotment of Defensj Appropriation
BUYING OF WAR SHIPS COMES FlRSl
When Thin It nil In Out of the AVnj
( he Other Iepnrinentii of
Dcfeime Will Uc
WASHINQTON. March 9. The feature ol
the day's events was the promptitude wllr
which the senate passed the house bill carry
Ing the appropriation of $50,000,000 for na
tlonal defense , and the haste with which ll
was put through the formal proceedings , cn >
grossed And signed by the president.
While the matter has been considered ll
an be stated that the fund has not beer
Hotted among the various branches of th <
ovcrnmcnt service. Each of these had pro
ared roughly and tentatively an estimate
f the funds It could dispose of to advant-
ge , but upon looking over the ground th
president concluded that It would be wol
> erhaps to avoid making the allotment untl
ho necessity became apparent. The rcasot
iack of this Is that the sum to bo probabl ;
pent for war ships cannot be even guessei
t with any approximation to accuracy Jus
As the ships are to bo first choice In thi
teps for defense , until their cost Is ascer
allied It Is not possible to divide the re
nalncdr of the appropriation among the othe
ranches of the military and naval service.
The secretary of the navy Is malting ever ;
ffort to secure from our naval attaches am
Iplomatlc officers abroad all the Informatloi
losslblo respecting the number of ship !
building , their price and other data. Thi
Iocs not necessarily Interfere with the cxe
utlon of the plans confided to Captali
Irownson , who sailed for Southampton to
lay , but rather promises to assist him ma
erlally In making speed with his Inquiry.
Up to this moment not only has th
United States government , 'bought ' no wa
hips , but It has not secured an optlou 01
no. There are many applications comltij
o the department from persons and film
vho idcsire to sell ships to the governmcnl
but In most of these cases one of two fata
obstacles are encountered to the consumma
Ion of the sales. lEIthcr the craft offere
s not suitable for naval needs or the dat
of possible completion Is so distant , fror
hrco months upward , that It cannot be con
Idered worthy of purchase to meet a
WAR MATERIAL COMES EASY.
There Is Ices difficulty In securing tender
of war materials , and the Navy departmcn
has almost assured Itself of an abundac
supply of certain kinds of smokeless powJe
abroad at short notice. The officials of th
department are In dally correspondence b
mall and telegraph with agents of ammunl
tlon houses , and besides are now fully a <
quaintcd with the plans of domestic powde
makers for enlarging their plants to mc (
The representatives of the armor-makln
firms arc In consultation with the depart
ment steadily , generally relative to tli
supply of gun Xorglngs and such materli
'or ' Use In the gun shops here and at Watei
vllet , but the question of armor Is recelvln
Utlo attention , as the armor makers rcpoi
: hey cannot undertake by any known agenc
: o turn out such armor as .would foe require
for a modern battleship In less than sevc
months , for the reason that tempering an
'ace hardening cannot be hastened wlthoi
destroying the value ot the armor.
Thus It has been demonstrated to tt
Navy department that It will not bo posslbl
to make tbo armor for 'tho ' superb battle
ships , three In number , now building t
Newport News , Cramps' and the Union Ire
works In San Francisco , m time to rend (
these ships far better than any offered froi
abroad for sale , available for any cmergcnc
that may arlso this year.
The statement was made at the Nav
department today that the report of ti
.Maine court of Inquiry would probably coir
to the department : tome time next week. :
did not appear that this statement ws
founded on any direct report from the cour
but was rather an estimate based upon tl
progress so far made as revealed by tl
chahgo of methods on the part of the cour
It la not expected Lieutenant Command !
Marlx , the Judge advocate of the court , vi
Itavo until the court has completed Its 1 ;
bors , as It Is the custom for the Judge ai
vocato to anslst In , 'the preparation of tt
final report of the court.
Many congratulations are coming to tl
Whfto House and the State department fro :
all parts of the country upon the patriot
spirit exhibited In dealing with the late
phases of the Cuban question. Most ot the :
are official In character , but many are pel
sonally directed to the president.
Admiral Slcurd has been authorized to ei
list suitable men for the navy at Key We
if ho can find the material. Ho reportc
that ho had received some appHcatlons fro
machinists and seamen and was Immediate :
given the power to take the men.
The department Is still striving vigorous
to secure machinists , especially men wl
know how to run stationary engines. Thej
men can be quickly taught how to run m :
rlno engines and require little other tral :
Ing to make them valuable aboard ship.
Official reports Indicate that tbo autonon
scheme projected for Porto Rico has bc <
put into successful operation. This Is Inte
cstlng mainly because of resemblance b
tween the project and the plan which It
now sought to put In play In Cuba. Tl
news came In the shape ot tbo followlr
report given out at the State department :
A dispatch from the United States cons
at San Juan , Porto Illco , says the instil' '
tlon of the cabinet and the ceremony of d
clarlng autonomy In effect In that Island o
curred on February 11. Ho says the who
day was one of great manifestation of J <
and the whole population seemed to I
happy over the thought that home rule lu
at last been granted Porto Rico.
The department la arranging to secure
supply of the most modern rifles sufficient
arm 5.000 men. The need of these mode :
guns has long been apparent , but congy
baa not shown a disposition to supply u
reserve of rifles for use by a volunteer for
In time ot emergency. Now , however , i
adequate eupoly of the moat effective rifl
will bo among the first ueea to which tl
War department will put Us share of tl
CAN MAKE OUR OWN GUNS.
It was stated by high officiate ot the d
partment today that DO board oa necessa
to Inquire into the merits of the varlo
guns on the market , but that the departme
would turn to the beet source * of euppl
Thecc , It U ruld , r ample wlthta the Unit
States to turn out rlflei of the most a
proved catteriM u feat ai the governtue-
wants them. It ta not unlfkel ) * howevei
that the demand will' require the army t
turn from the Krag-Jorgennen rifle , now li
use , and adopt In part at'leait one of th
General Miles strongly favors th
"Stralghtpull gun. " It Is of American mak
and had been adopted by the British govern
ment as the standard arm , 1,000,000 now be
Ing In the hands of British soldiers , den
cral Miles recommended Its adoption elgh
teen years ago , when a member of a boar' '
for the choice ot a rifle. He continues hi
advocacy of It , and In view of his ranklni
position In the army his view will hav
much weight. This gun Is used by th
United States navy , and this Is being urge
as another point In Its favor , as the rescrv
supply would be available for cither brand
of the government service.
The ordnance bureau of the War depart
ment has control ot the letting of con
tracts for small arras , etc. The official
of the bureau observe great reticence , feel
Ing that the publication of what they ar
dclng would prejudice the Interests of th
government. Dut the closing of contracts I
only a question of time , for the head
f the departments are agreed that thcs
applies are the first to be secured.
Like attention Is being , glvt-n to supplle
f powder , cartridges , etc. , for the armj
Those In authority say orders can be flllc
v.lthout delay , and that about the enl
iranch of ordnance on which the facllltlc
re not fully up to an emergency deman
re those for heavy fortification guns.
Scnor iMcndonca , the Brazilian mlntstci
aid today lhat he had ricelved no Informa
Ion aa to the reported negotiations towar
he purchase of Brazilian war ships now 1
ourse of construction In foreign yards. I
other official quarters " the Impression I
growing that there Is better prospect of s (
urlng ships now building for Argentine an
'llrazll has been actlve of late In bulldln
up Its navy , and there Is doubt as to II
vllllngness to part with any of the shir
now building for It. These Include tw
ronclads building at thp Armstrong yard ;
wo Ironclads at La Seine , France , an
lirce torpedo boat catchers at IStettln , Gel
many. Considerable payments have bee
nado on these , and they have .become . largel
he property of Brazil.
It Is said , however , that the report of
rcaty between llrazll and Chill which woul
prevent cither from selling a ship unless th
other sold one at the sauic time Is ci
MO.Vr O.MEIlV IAII III VMS AT IIAVAM/
Fern SullH for Ke > - "Went to Cnrr
Itellcf for Cnfniiix.
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HAVANA , March 9. ( New York Worl
Cablegram Special Telrgram. ) The Unite
Statca cruiser Montgomery's lalutlng cannc
has been answered by thoio of Morro Cast
and of the SpanUh cruiser Alfonso XII ar
the second modern war ship of the Unite
Statej has been thus "welcomed" to Havar
harbor. Commander G. A. Converse , s
officer of skill and lon ' .servlce , may 1
depended upon to conduct * himself with tl
Intelligent tact so nccetsy' under the prei
ent circumstances. -A
The Fern wiled at 5 p . m. under ordc
to meet at Key West thij merchant stear
ship bringing fro.-n Ncw\YorU supplies <
food and other relief for-ihe.sufferj ig .C <
baiifl. The relief cargo will beT tronsferri
to the lighthouse tender , which will dlstrll
ute It to Sugua La Grande , Matanzas and po
slbly other ports of northern Cuba.
The Fern leaves her one of Usvat <
officers , Ensign Powcison , who Is an Impor
ant aid to the court ot Inquiry on accou ;
of his technical knowledge of matters pe
talnlng to the Investigation Into the cau :
of the destruction of the Maine.
I am able to deny absolutely the stati
ment of El Yara of Key West that Dlv <
( Barguln blew up the Maine. Instead I a
able to definitely deny the whole diver proj
osltlon. All the Havana harbor divers a :
accounted for. The diver variously supposi
to have been killed while under watc-r i
polfoned at home , or mysteriously lur <
away , proves to bo Pcpe Eurquln. H
brother Pablo Gays Pepo died a natur
death In hla own house January 21 , and h :
suffered from heart disease two years. Tl
only other diver not at homo now In Hi
var.u or Us suburbs is Pepe Toco , who di <
from starvation two months before the Mali
was blown up. SYLVESTER SCOVEL.
HAVANA , March 9. The court held i
usual sessions today. Only tbo Spai
Ish. divers were at work and thi
were only occupied part ot the da
The wreckers are steadily removing tl
upper debris of the wrick , some ofwhli
will bo dumped-Into the sea. Other portloi
of the wreck are worth saving.
Senator Proctor left here today for Ki
West and will go to Miami by tomorrow
Henri Lalne has been expelled from tl
Island. He left on the Olivette at noon t
day. There have been further arrests <
charges of conspiracy.
Louis Klopscb , proprietor of the Chrlstl ;
Herald of New York , arrived on the Wa
Line steamer Serguranca today. He Is 01
o fill too commissioners appointed by Prcs
dent McKlnley to supervise the collection
a relief fund and Is here to eeo Consul Gci
eral Leo and Miss Barton and to'observe tl
distribution of relief.
The yacht ADlta , , wlth the congresslon
party en board , Is expected to arrive t
The court of Inquiry pursues Us tacltu ;
and even secretive way. The belief here
that the court Is principally engaged now
killing time and Is not likely to go nor
until next week. There 1 no apprehensl *
amccg naval officers that the Montgome
will eharo the fate ot the Maine ,
HAWAIIAN'S JBXTEXD SYMPATII
Joint lleinlutlon Ailoptcil by I < eKl
latiire 011 Maine DlitaMer.
'HONOLULU ' , March 1. ( Via San Fra
Cisco , March 9. ) The Hawaiian leglslatu
has adopted a Joint resolution extending I
deep and earnest sympathy to the Unit
States In the great loss ot llfo.sustalned
the destruction ot the cruiser Maine In t
harbor of 'Havana ' on February 15 last , a
at the suggestion of Senator McCandlei
the flag over the executive building w
placed at half mast as a mark of sympatl
T. H. Davis , guardian o ! Princess Kalula :
has addressed an open letter to the Hawa
ans In which ho proposes to abandon i
further hope of a monarchy for the Islan
and maintain a republic , conditionally up
the cessation ot all further work tor annei
tlon on the part ot the American reildei
of the Islands. This proposition , bower
does not meet with the approval of eltt
the natives nor Americana. _
Hope * War Will lie Prevented.
PARIS , March 9. The Tempi this afli
noon says that "the war into which t
United States throws ( Uclf headlong will
disastrous to civilisation , " and hope * "t
good icoce and good faith of the Spanlai
and American * will prevent war. " .
INTERVENTION BY ENGLAND
Jatost Possible Phase of the Cubic
OHN BULL TO RECOGNIZ- BELLIGERENCY
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Lobby Hint Such n MIMC .May
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LONDON , March 9. ( New York Worli !
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Althougl
lid Anglo-Kusslan crisis In the far east hat
again assumed the acute stage , public In-
crest In England Is largely centered Ir
ho developments In the relations bctweet
ho United States and Spain. The fecllnr
expressed In the lobby ot the House of Com-
nonsj today Is growing markedly sympa-
hctlc to Spain and the British government
\lll to urged from both sides of the house
o acknowledge the belligerency of the Cu-
banM Immediately the United States docs sc
as the first step toward Intervention In Cuba
Whether the Urltlsh government , In view o
ts own difficulties , will adopt that advice ! i
iroblcrnatlcal , for the opinion prevails hen
that both Germany and France might thu <
to Impelled to extend diplomatic support t <
James O'Kclly , M. P. , who has a Ion ;
practical- acquaintance with the Cuban
Spanish Imbroglio , said today : "Every 0111
of note to whom I have spoken believes wai
now Inevitable. The United States canno
recede from the position taken up , whlli
Spain will certainly fight to the last gas ]
'or Cuba. Members of Parliament when
I have told that this Cuban trouble \va :
n the acute stage a quarter of a centur ;
ago when I was In Cuba , have been aston
fihcd that the United States has allowot
It to drag on so long. The United State ;
will find It a tough Job to conquer the Span
Ish fleet , but it will be only a matter o
The two Spanish torpedo gunboats let
Grccnock today , having taken In stores am
ammunition , for Kerrol.
MTTL13 USE FOR AllllITRATION
OiiliiloiiM of Knropvnn DIploiiintlNtH 01
the ( lurxtloit.
( Copyrlsht. IMS , by 1'rcfs 1'ubllshlns Company.
PARIS , March 9. ( New York World Oi
blegram Special Telegram. ) I consulte
thla morning one of the most cmlnen
statesmen of France , Ileno Goblet , prim
minister .in 18SO , subsequently minister o
foreign affairs In ISgS , previously mlnista
of public Instruction and senator "for th
Seine , concerning the suggestion that th
cause of the Maine dlmster be submitted t
an International commission. Ho said :
"I think everything ought to be done t
avoid , a conflict between Spain and ' In
United States and all else falling. Franc
could not but bo favorable to arbitrator
As to whether Franco would consent to ac
In arbitration with Gerrrany , Austria o
England , that Is a question for the govern
ment to decide , but if so , there should b
an uneven number of arbitrators. If , un
liapplly , war occurs France will be boun
to Spain by contiguous nctghorhood an
race , both being of latin stock , notqn flnar
clal grounds. France , however , Is not dl :
posed to enter on extraterritorial undertafc
ings. A precedent now perhaps appllcabl
was the case In which the pope acted a
arbitrator between Spain and Germany re
gardlng the Caroline Islands. "
VIENNA , March 9. ( New York World Ca
blegram Special Telegram. ) Baron vo
Jotel , court councilor of the foreign ofllc *
speaking on the subject of arbitration o
the Maine disaster , said : ,
"The Austro-Hungarlan government o
yet knows nothing of any Intention to sul
mil the Investigation Into the causes of th
Maine catastrophe to a European commla
sion. No Invitation to appoint a reprcscnto
tlvo has reached It , but even without cor
suiting higher authority I can declare wit
the fullest precision that Austro-Hungar
would certainly not take part In a commls
slon of other powers. In the first placi
Austro-Hungary as a European power ha
.neither duty , cause nor interest to Interfer
In a conflict at present exclusively confine
to the United States and Spain , but beside
Austro-Hungary would , by sending a dele
gate to the commission , admit In the Main
affair that there Is still a cause to invei-tl
gate , whereas the conviction of the Austn
Hungarian that everything Is perfectly dec
as regards the catastrophe caused by ui
happy circumstances ! such as happen In wa
ship ? of all seafaring nations and consldoi
a Spanish plot or crime out of the question.
ITALY IIKI.PS SI'AI.V TO All Mi
FcwrlNh Activity In Korcrnnioii
ArVennlH IM Scon.
( Copyright , 1S5S , by Press Publishing Company
ROME , March 9. ( New York Wcc-ld O
blegram Special Telegram. ) Feverish & <
tlvlty prevails In tbo Italian governmei
arms and ammunition factories at Turli
Florence end Naples , after a spell of idii
ness since the end of the African campalgi
Largo orders for munitions of war lm\
been received from Spain and the Italia
government Is willing to fill them In o
Indirect way by placing new arms lei tl
hands of the Italian troops and celling tt
old ones to Intermediate traders who won
hand them ov jr to the Spanish authorltlc
As a matter of fact Spain bas latterly 0
pendcd largely on Italy ifor Us arms. Ttiei
Is at this mctnont an order with the Italk
branch of the Armstrongs-Elswick compan
which has a foundry nt Catcllamar , ne <
Naples , to furnish two 210-mllllinetro gur
for the Cristobal Colon , which was bul
at Genoa , Spain , In treaty for the purchai
ot a heavily armored cruiser which Is oea
ing completion at the Ausaldl shlpyar
Gene a. *
AXOTIIRIl VKltSIO.V OF I.KC AFFAII
ili finverninpnl "SoitniU-il
Vnltcil Ntnteu Unnfllrlally.
( Copyright , UM , by I'reu Publlnhlng Compan )
MLVDRiID , March 9. ( New York Wor
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Following
what took place in the case ot Consul Lc
It seems the Spanish government soundi
the American government unofficially to a
certain whether itwould bo disposed
lliten to an Indication -which the new ai
tonomUt government In Havana bad rnai
to the Spanish colonial mlnleter ot its d
ire to eee Consul Lee recalled. This li
timatlon met at the handji ot the Amerlct
government a very prompt reply that Prei
dent 'McKluley wai perfectly utUfled Hi
THE BEE BUL
Weather rorocnit for Nebr
1. 1'lnRuc Illotd In llomlj
Minify for the Nntlon _ _ _
KnclMi liitrrvi'iillnn In't'nim.
President Slum tlio Cnnnon lllll.
2. linllitn lllll Up In the Ilinmr.
llrotviinoii ( lorn to lluyVnr Ships ,
3. Nrbrnvkn N > w ,
Hcnliil Ity Attorney flnnrrnt SinjUi.
I. IMItortal nml Comment.
C. I.UtIi < Klmi < llknTncl Through Omahn
M'nimmnki-r WiuiH to lli > ( lii\frnur.
U. Council llluffii I.nnil .Mutter * .
IOHII I.c UtutUu Procoi'dliiK' .
7. ( li'iirnil Nmof tlio 1'iirtlirr Wr t ,
himimrr lliicc Mrcttiii ; for Omitlm.
8. Nrl > t-\Hkii ComnilMlnn McctlnK.
Piirlllu KxprtMN Comiiny | O Ilk' cm ,
0. How to llct Into the Nuty.
Control of Oregon .Short I , Inc.
Locution of Nc\v Klectrlr Light * .
llccr ( litnlrn * Mity Kun In Oiniihii.
1. t'oiiiinrrclid nml I'liuinrliil Ne\\x.
3. "Tho Itrnciio of Uroyfim. "
Teiiipertituri' nt Oniiiluil
Hour. Oi-jr. Hour.
lie conduct ot Lcc all through and won !
not assent to the Idea of recalling him. Till
eply was also unolllclally and promptly con
eyed to the Ljpanlsh government , consc
quently It was denied that Spain had mootc
ho matter , as no official communication ha
> assed between the two foreign ofllccs o
hetr representatives officially , and th
narshal duly consulted simply telegraphed t
lie homo government that Leo was perfect !
: orrect and Irreproachable.
( CopyrlKht , 1SSS , by I'ICSB Publishing Cumnnny. .
MA'DUID ' , Rtarch 0. ( New York Worl
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) Havana tcl (
grams announce that the Insular governmei :
las fixed the dates ot elections to the lowc
louse for April 21 and the upper house fc
\prll 29 , both meeting May 4. Conslderabl
rivalry exists between radical and moderat
autonomists about the share to be allottc
each section of the party In the colonl.
assemblies , lilanco and Galvcz , president i
he Insular cabinet , have been informed b
ho Apcztegula , or old Spanish party , that
ntends to take action In the party election :
ho Intention of the government being t
allot them sixteen scats In the lower lious
and eight In the upper1.
HAS O.NLY 1'IIAISK FOR M'KIMiKI
nnullNh ProNis lIll.-i-H 1C I ml ) Worilx fi
Thin Rot criliiK'iit ,
LONDON , March 10. The Dally Chronic !
in an editorial this morning on the Cubf
situation , describes President MrKlnley's a
tlon thrcujjuout the crisis as "a 'model
statesmanship * U declare ? that tbo actlc
of the Washington government In conne
tlon with the Maine disaster deserves tl
'T'hero Is every Indication , " says the Dal
Chronicle , "that the United States Is pr
paring for the Inevitable struggle. Soon
will bo necessary for Great Britain to sheen
on which aide its sympathies arc. "
Arguing at great length on the "unselfls' '
ness of America's motives In desiring to p
an end to the hell on earth In Cuba , " ai
Insisting "that America has a better rig !
to Interfere than has been put forward as
Justification In two out of every three wa
In history , "tho Dally Chronicle says :
"We hope Great Britain will not only i
as far officially as the furthest limits
International law permits , but lhat publ
opinion will declare Itself openly , unmii
takablo and In the teeth of nil Europe
necessary , as sympathizing with the motlv
Impelling America at last to take a step i
natural , and yet ono it has so long hesltati
to take. At the same tlmo wo wish It we
possible to persuade Spain , even at tl
eleventh hour , that Us honor and Cuba mis
bo saved by the recognition of Inevltab
facts. To bid Cuba bo free would b5 a hai
task , but It would bo the safest and mo
dignified course. "
The Dally News says editorially this mor
Ing : "While crediting the United Slat
with the generous error of giving the wor
a noble example of sacrifice for peace by u
preparedness for war , wo are glad to s
that It has shown Itself wise In time. "
XO HKL.YTIO.V TO SPAXISH CIUS1
StorlcH ConcornliiHr Itrlllith AinlinHMi
dor Set nt Ilt-Ht.
WASHINGTON , March 0. Sir Jull <
Paunccfote , the Drltlsh ambassador , express
himself as much surprised today at II
reports that his recent visits to the Whl
Houbo and State department had some i-efe
C41C9 to the Spanliih situation. Tlio ai
basaador reiterates what Judge Day has <
rcaily stated , that the calls had no refcren
ID any way to Spanish affairs. For some da
General Gasoglno , commander ot the mlllta
forces of Canada , has been In Washlngti
as the guest of ttio ambassador , who accoi
ranted him on a round of official calls. Tl
and the negotiations which have been
progress for aomo time toward a tojlprocl
treaty with the British Won Indies h
given the occasion for the reports , will
were dismissed in tlio most positive maim
as entirely unwarranted. There has be
r.o move of any tliaractcr on the part
the British government In connection wl
the Spanish crisis , at least so far as t
British embassy Is aware.
LONDON , March 10. The Washington cc
respondent ot the Dally Chronicle denies th
Sir Julian Paunccfote , when calling on Prc
Ident McKlnley on Tuesday , offered Grc
Britain's mediation In the Cuban affair ,
asked the support of ( ho United States f
England In the east. "Sir Julian , " the con
epondent says , "conveyed to President M
Klnley formally the queen's personal fiat !
factton at hU conservative course , end i
expression of her sympathy wltU the effoi
to relieve starvation In Cuba , and her ho
that the amelioration ot the condition
Cuba would be achieved without war. "
SPAIV HAS NOT SnCUItliD .SHU
Uvfliiltc Information Convrriili
WASHINGTON , March 9. The admlnlati
tlon bas definite Information from a soui
which 1s regarded as beyond question to t
effect that Spain hbs not purchased the t
Brazilian cruisers , Barboio and Amazonas
Spain' * Xew llout * Arc llenily.
GLASGOW , March 9. The Spanish torpe
boat destroyers Os'ido and Audaz left t
Clyde bank this afternoon fully manned a
with all their gunn and other armaments
board. They will embark tbo ammunltl
tomorrow at Greenock , and will salt
Saturday. At their trlali they developed
ipeed ot thirty knot * .
BILL IS NOW A LAW
Senate Passes the National Defense McnsnrO
REQUIRES JUST TWELVE MINUTES TO DO If
Eeventy-tix Votes Oast for it and Nont
PEECH-MAKING IS ENTIRELY CUT OFF
Senatorial Dignity Precludes Any
BILL IS RUSHED TO THE WHITE HOUSE
reNlitent Sliiim It nt Ouee- mill 1'lftr
Million Dulliirx IM Imuieilliitel ) '
Avnllnhlo for UNO lu
WASHINGTON , March 9. President Mo-
vtnlcy's hands have boon upheld by both
tranches of Kio American congress. With en-
huslasm , fervor and promptness alnicwt un-
rarallcled in the ronatc In time of peace
hat body today passed the emergency op.
iroprlallon bill carrying $183,000 of dcflclcu-
lea and placing at the disposal of the prca\- \
lent $ .10,000,000 for national defence.
Tlio vote by which the measure was papspil
vn unanimous. Seventy-six short , sharp-
and emphatic speeches were delivered In
.ivor of the bill , each ono being simply a
ringing "ayo" during the roll call upon the
xissiigo of tue measure. Not only did every
enator present register tils vote in favor ot
he bill , but every absent eenatcr ItitlmaU-J
hat If ho were present ho would vote aye.
From the tlmo the bill was presented to
ho sc-iato by Mr. Hale until It passed not
an Inharmonious note was sounded. Partr
inos were swept aside. In the general out-
turst of patriotic feeling pairs were broken ,
every senator being anxious to register lib
vote on the measure.
It was Ju&t 12:13 : when Mr. Hate repartcil
the bill to the sciintc end caked that It bo
placed on its passage. The members of the
committee on appropriations had effected an
irranKcment whereby ttcre would be no de-
jate on the bill , and after it waa read Vlra
President HoLart placed It Immediately on
Is passage. Twelve minutes after the bill
i\ns reported to the senate the vice president
announced Us unanimous passage.
The great work was accomplished BO
quickly that mst of the people who crowded
the galleries barcely realized that the mea
sure , ro far 0.1 congress was concerned , hail
raceme a law. Some ofthe spectators fully
FTasncd Hie meaning of thesenate's action ,
and when tho.announcement ot the vote wan-
made a murmur of applaiuo ran 10rough the
The members of the senate , however , main
tained a dignified alienee , the realization
among all of them being keen that a sltun-
thn which warranted the passage ot such a
measure was too grave to prompt an out
burst of applause. Earnestness and deter
mination we < ro evinced on both sides ot tlio
chamber , but there woo not a note of levity
that would detract from the scrloueaess oC
GALLERIES ARE FILLED.
Two houra before the sennto convened
spectators began to appear In the
galleries to secure scats , and long
before 12 o'clock the public end re
served galleries were filled. In the corridors
ouuldo were long lines of surging peopo !
anxious to secure admission to witness a
session of the senate that In Its consequences
f not In Us actual proceedings gave promlsa
of being momentous. In fact U was thought
the senate's action today might mark the
beginning of a now epoch In the country's
lUtory and the public Interest was fully
proportionate to the action the senate waste
Among tho" spectators In the galleries wers
scores of women , whoso Interest In current
matters Is quite as keen as that of their
fathers , husbands and brothers. On the floor
of the senate the attendance was unusually
largo when the vice president's gavel fell
calling the body to order. Nearly all the
members of the appropriations committee , In
cluding the chairman , Mr , AJllsoti ( la. ) , and
ot the foreign relations committee , Including
the chairman , iMr. Davis ( Minn. ) , were In
their scats. In addition several members
and olllcora of the house were In the
At the conclusion of morning business ,
Mr. Halo ( Me. ) of the appropriations corn-
mil Ion quietly rose and said : ;
"I report from the committee on appro
priations , without amendment , an act to
supply urgent deficiencies for the current
year and for other .purposes and I ask that
It bo placed on its passage. "
ALL VOTE FOR MKASURE.
Tlio bill , which was the measure ap
propriating $50,183,000 of which ? 50.000,000
was placed at the disposal of the presi
dent for tlio national defense , was then ,
amid an Intense silence , read In full. At
the conclusion ot the reading thcro being no
amendment to the bill , tt was placed on ltd
passage. Mr. Halo asked that the yeas and
nays bo called. Such unanimity aa the roll
eull developed was as unusual as It wan
xlgnlflcant. Pairs were broken on both sides
of the chamber in order that all thoao pres
ent might evlnco their 'patrlotlmn and dc-
slro to uphold the handa of the president In
this tlmo of emergency by voting directly
for the measure.
Within twenty-six minutes after the sen
ate had convened the roll call had been com
pleted , and the vice president had announced
that the bill was patraed , seventy-six sena
tors voting In the alllrmatlve , and not ono
in the negative. As the vice president rnado
his announcement a slight ripple of applause
ran through the galleries , but the members
of tbo senate remained calm and dignified ,
repressing all .enthusiasm which U was
ovIJent from the smiling faces and Intense
Interest manifested In every look and gesture
a great majority ot them felt.
During the roll call It was authoritatively
announced for every absent senator thut It
ho were present ho would vote aye. Mr.
Allen ( Neb. ) , making nla announcement for
Mr. Thuretou ( Neb. ) , ald : "My calleaguo
1s unavoidably detained from the nenato , but
If ho were pr ; ent he would vote aye. "
Mr. Veil ( Mo. ) suggested , votto voce , that
Mr. Thuraton might vote In Havana ( whcc-a
Mr , Thurston la now ) and the tially creatcii
a laugh omoiiK thoce near by.
When Mr. Perkins ( Cat. ) made a similar
announcement for Mr. White ( Cal. ) ha tald :
"My leulor partner , It b were here
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