The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 56, No. 4, Ed. 1 Sunday, March 28, 1897 Page: 2 of 24
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THE GALVESTON DAILY NEWS, SUNDAY, MARCH 28, 1897.
SLOW PROGRESS ON THK TAIUFF
1I1LI--ONLY FOl ItTKKY I'AOKS
IN TWO DAYS.
Several Committee AmendnieniN-'WJio
1'ayN the Tnrill—Duty on Hide*
anil Iron UlNCUSucd.
Washington, D. C. March 27.—The prog-
ress of the house on the tariff bill was even
slower to-day than yesterday. Only five
more pages of the 162 pages of the bill were
disposed of, making fourteen pages in ull in
l wo of the live days allowed for considera-
' lion under the live-minute rule. At this
rate only thirty-one pages of the bill will bo
disposed* of before the bill comes to a final
vote. Only five amendments were adopted
to-day, all of minor importance and each
an amendment of the ways and means com-
mittee. All the (luestions involved in the
tariff, with occasional Incursions into the
realm of the financial theories, furnished
fruitful topics for the members. Fully two
hours were spent In the discussion of
whether the foreigner or the consumer paid
the taxes. This question bids fair to con-
sume much more time before the debate
Mr. Bailey, the leader of the opposition,
was absent almost all day, and Mr. Rich-
ardson and Mr. McMillin of Tennessee bore
the brunt of the hard fighting. The demo-
cratic policy, so far as it has been dis-
closed, seems to be to attack the bill at
every point, making the trusts the especial
objects of assault.
The republicans are trying to advance the
consideration of the bill by refraining from
debate, but they are forced by the attacks
of the opposition to defend their measure.
If more progress is not made night sessions
may be held next week.
Washington, D. C., March 27.—Despite the
admonition of Mr. Dingley just before the
house adjourried yesterday to the republi-
can members to be on hand promptly at
10 o'clock this morning to prevent possible
delays from the lack of a quorum, there
were only fifty-one members present when
the house met to-day.
Mr. Richardson (D; of Tennessee prompt-
ly blocked proceedings, but the members
streamed in rapidly, and in fifteen minutes
a Quorum had appeared. The ways and
means committee continued to offer amend-
ments from time to time, and these were
mostly adopted without opposition.
The rates on acetate of white lead were
increased from 3l,£ to 4 cents per pound; in
colors, from 2y2 to 3 cents.
I11 the course of some remarks on these
Increases Mr. Richardson declared that the
rates in twelve of the fourteen schedules
of the bill were higher than those of the
Mr. Dockery (D) of Missouri asked how
that statement could be reconciled with
Mr. Dingley's statement that the rates in
this bill averaged between the rates of the
present law and the act of 1890.
Mr. Richardson replied that the compara-
tive statement did not support Mr. Ding-
ley's assertion. Mr. Richardson went
through the schedules one by one.
"If the wrath of the American people
were visited on the republicans for enact-
ing the McKinley law," he continued,
"what they will do to you for the enact-
ment of this bill, in the language of the
street boy, 'Will be a plenty.' " (Democratic
Mr. Dingley, in reply, said that Mr. Rich-
ardson's remarks only illustrated what
could be done by juggling with percentages.
Except for the increases in the rates on
tobacco, sugar and silks, the rates in fchls
bill, he said, were lower than those of the
During a discussion concerning a duty on
hides. Mr. Hopkins (R) of Illinois said there
was no demand for such a duty.
Mr. Walker (R) of Massachusetts ex-
plained that there were few hides imported
except those used for sole leather, so that
a duty on hides would be of little benelit
to the farmers. If a duty on hides would
increase their production in this country,
he said, the republican side would be unan-
imously in favor of such a duty. In regard
to trusts, Mr. Walker argued that great
combinations necessarily reduced the cost
of production and consequently the price
to the people. Trusts were the natural out-
come of higher civilization. He predicted
that eventually all the railroads in the
country would be controlled by a sing.e
There was a sharp exchange of personal-
ities between Mr. Grow (R) of Pennsylvania
and Mr. Vandiver (D) of Missouri. The
former was explaining how the duty on tin
plate had established that industry in this
country, and he and Mr. Vandiver became
involved in a personal controversy over the
question of who paid the tax arising from
an increased tin plate duty.
Mr. Simpson (P) of Kansas, after remark-
ing on the conspicuous part played by Mr.
Grow during the stirring days of the war,
•said that it was sad to see him now the
defender of*trusts and combines, whose
purpose was to» enslave the American peo-
ple. Mr. Simpson, referring to the ques-
tion of free hides, said that a duty 011
hides would be of more importance to the
farmer than all the other duties in the ag-
ricultural schedule. It would mean an in-
crease of $1 apiece on every one of the
hides taken from the cattle slaughtered
Mr. Payne (R) of New York insisted that
Mr. Simpson entirely misunderstood the
question. The hides imported did not come
into competition with American hides. The
former were used almost exclusively for
The debate branched off to the iron
schedule. Mr. Wheeler (D) of Alabama
and Mr. Cox (D) of Tennessee asserted that
the southern iron industry did not want
any protection. It was selling iron in Pitts-
burg and the old iron centers and was sell-
ing in England without the aid of protec-
Mr. Dalzell (R) of Pennsylvania, reply-
ing, said that convict labor was one of the
main elements in the cheap production of
iron in Tennessee.
Mr. Underwood (D) of Alabama said it
was absurd to claim that the reason south-
ern pig iron manufacturers were able to
ship their labor abroad was because of the
lowr prices paid to labor in the south. He
said the report of the labor commissioners
showed that the average labor cost of a
ton of pig iron in the north was §1.47 and
in the south $1.02. It was true that the
"wages paid per day in the south were prob-
ably lower, as negro labor was employed,
but the labor cost was higher. In the roll-
ing mills in the south the workmen re-
oelved the wanes fixed by the Amalgamated
association of steel workers, the same
wages paid at the north. The fact that the
iron coal and lime were found side by side
the south constituted her advantage.
Mr. Dalzell asserted that the iron ore was
being made and coal being mined in 'Ten-
nessee by convict labor. The scrip system
prevailed also in Tennessee.
Mr. McMillin denied that the scrip sys*
tern prevailed in Tennessee. All the pro-
tection Pennsylvania could pile up, he said,
would not save the Pennsylvania industrv.
It was the south, he said, which was driv-
ing Pennsylvania out of the market.
"We have only just be^un," hi* said. "We
propose to make it hot lor you. not only in
iron, but in cotton manufacture, and wo
won't ask government aid, either." (Demo-
Mr. Dalzell declared that the south did
not compete with Pennsylvania. Only forge
or foundry iron was produced in the south,
and only Bessemer iron was used in the
Mr. Johnson, (R) of Indiana and Mr.
Dingley called attention to the slow prog-
ress which was being made with the bill.
Only nine pages were covered yesterday,
and four hours of work had advanced the
consideration of the bill two pages up to
this time to-day. The house, Mr. Dingley
said, was wasting ita time in irrelevant dis-
Mr. Dockery, in reply, said it could not
bo expected that the opposition would not
assail this bill in every feature. He sug-
gested that the time be extended so that
the bill could be adequately considered.
The little debate served to expedite mat-
tf.re somewhat, and the clerk proceeded
with the reading of the bill. A committee
amendment to place a duty of three cents
pound on chlorate of soda was
Mr. Newlands (allverite) of Nevada, after
...oeuvtanntf remark* in lav or of la-
creases on several articles, warned "the al-
lied forces of silver," as he termed them,
that they must allow live widest diverg-
ent of views on the tariff and other ques-
tions if they were to live in harmony.
"Once we can organize the friends of sil-
ver." said he, "seven-tenths of the people
of ih" I niied States will be with us."
Mr. Mahaney (K) of New York and Mr.
Leiuz (R) of Ohio got into a political dis-
cussion which aroused considerable parti-
san rancor, in the course of his remarks
Mr. Lentz denounced Mr. Cleveland as
the agent and political bedfellow of the re-
publicans, and when taunted with the fact
ti at he had himself been a "gold bug," he
said he gloried in the fact: that he had
graduated from the class of "gold fools"
into that cf "silver cranks." lie argued
1 hat every high tariff agitation was an in-
vitation to the hoarder of Europe to come
here, and lie produced some figures to show
that immigration had been largely increas-
ed after the enactment of the McKinley
laws and decreased after the enactment of
the Wilson law.
Mr. Mahaney, speaking of Mr. Lentz's
avowal that he had once been a "gold
fool" and was now a "silver crank" cre-
ated a laugh by asking what could be ex-
pected from such miscegenation. He also
caused a laugh at Mr. Lentz's expense by
charging that he had stood shoulder to
shoulder with Mr. Cleveland until the mo-
rn < nt of his nomination for congress.
At 4.30 p. m.. after completing six pages
of the bill, the house adjourned until Mon-
lie v. Isaae
John, I). !).
Texas Christian Advocate, Dallas, Tex.,
A telegram from Rev. W. R. Lambuth,
D. D., informs us that Rev. I. G. John,
D. D., died in Nashville, Tenri,, March 17,
1897. The doctor had been sick for some
time and his death was not unexpected. He
passed away painlessly and in perfect
peace. Thus vanishes from the earthly
arena a faithful and efficient soldier of the
cross. He has entered "the joy of his
Dr. John was born in Brookville. Ind.,
January 14, 1827. He came to Texas in 1848
and located in Galveston. He was convert-
ed in Wesley chapel, in Cincinnati, O., in
1841, under the ministry of Rev. E. W. Se-
hon, D. D. He united with the Methodist
Episcopal church in Cincinnati in 1N41, plac-
ing his membership in, Wesley chapel, at
whose altar he had found peace. He was
licensed to preach in 1847 by Rev. C. Rich-
ardson. He was admitted on trial in the
Texas conference at Chappell Hill in the
fall of 1847, Bishop Capers presiding. He
was ordained deacon in Seguin in 1819 by
Bishop Paine. He was ordained elder in
Bastrop in 1852 by Bishop Paine, having
been elected to that office the year before.
He began and ended his itinerant career as
a member of the Texas conference.
His appointments were as follows: Rich-
mond circuit, IMS. Rutersville circuit, 3849;
Washington circuit. 1850-51: Bastrop station,
1852-53: Bastrop circuit, 18G4: Lackhart cir-
cuit, 1S55: Bastrop station. 185G: Bible agent,
1857; presiding elder of Austin district. 1858;
Bible agent, 1359-60: presiding elder Waco
district, 18G1; presiding elder Lagrange dis-
trict. 1862-G3: presiding elder Austin district,
1864-65. He was elected editor of the Texas
Christian Advocate in 18G0, in which posi-
tion he labored until the end of 18S4—eigh-
teen years. He was appointed to the Hunts-
ville station in 1885. where he remained un-
til May, 1886, at which time, in Richmond,
Ya., he was elected missionary secretary
by the general conference. During the peri-
od of his editorship of the Texas Christian
Advocate he served the following charges:
Ryland chapel, Galveston, 1S70: presiding
elder Galveston district. 1874-75: St. James',
Galveston, 1876-77. He was missionary sec-
retary for four years—188G to 1890. Prom
1890 until the time of his death he was con-
nected with the work of the board of mis-
sions. chiefly as editor of. our missionary
periodicals. The doctor was a member of
the board of missions ol the Methodist
Episcopal church, south, from 18^4 to 1886—a
period of twelve years. He was elected to
the general conference five times—1866, 1870,
1874. 1878 and 1886. lie was a reserve in 1882.
Dr. John was a thoroughly devout man.
For more than half a century his character
was unchallenged. His light shone steadily
and brilliantly. The Christian life within
him developed normally, passiry? on from
the initial stages through all the intermed-
iate degrees of expansion until at last it
ripened and mellowed into a rich and beau-
tiful maturity. His religion made and kept
him happy. Amiability and cheerfulness
were conspicuous traits in his character.
He deserved and possessed many friends
whose devotion to him was far from ordi-
nary. Duty was his watchword and fidelity
was perhaps the most noteworthy feature
of his life. He was a good man and true,
and full of faith and the Holy Ghost.
Dr. John's long career as an itinerant
Methodist preacher was most emphatically
a success. His endowments and attain-
ments were decidedly above mediocrity. By
a wise and diligent use of his talent he
qualified himself for a large and abundant
usefulness. He reached a position of em-
inence, and all through life wielded a
powerful influence for good. He spent the
early years of his ministry among- rough
characters and rude experiences of a fron-
tier civilization, but he was always faithful
and successful. Hp stamped with the im-
press of his fine character the Methodism
of Texas, and might have been justlv num-
bered with the fathers of the church. His
influence and work abide. Dr. John was a
typical Methodist preacher—strong and hap-
py in God, preaching in demonstration of
the spirit and power, and traveling far and
wide to save the lest. He made a good rec-
ord, one of which any man might be justly
proud. Stainless in, his personal life anil
efficient in his official capacity, he be-
queaths to his family and friends the leg-
acy of a good name and to the church the
memory cf a well-spent life.
The honorable positions which he filled
showed the high esteem in which he was
held by his brethren. He labored with
the utmost fidelity to preserve and promote
the sacred interests intrusted to his hands.
Nor did he labor in vain. The blessing of
God was upon his toil, and the fruitage of
his consecrated and zealous life will en-
rich the church for years to come.
His friends will be thoroughly prepared
to hear that he died in perfect peace. He
was like a ripe shock of corn ready for the
garnering of God. And now his toils and
sufferings are over. He has found his long-
sought home. Behind him are the noise and
hurr.vings of this life. He has entered the
rest which remaineth to the people of God.
ALBRECHT—Germantown, Goliad Co.,
Tex., March 27.—Mr. Win. Albrecht, sr.,
aged 62, died yesterday.
PERKINS—Sabine Pass, Tex., March 26.—
To The News: Mrs. Sarah Perkins, wife of
Dr. A. N. Perkins, died yesterday at 7 p.
m. after a short illness, aged 60 years A
loving husband, three daughters and a
stepson are left to mourn her loss. W. G.
MOORE—Cuero, DeWitt Co., Tex., March
27.—Mr. Geo. O. Moore died last night after
an illness of over two months. His parents
live in Port Lavaca. He has a brother
working on the Santa Fe, whose home is
in Galveston, and another living in Yoak-
um, working on the San Antonio and Aran-
sas Pass. Mr. Moore was formerly em-
ployed on the Southern Pacific.
NIXON—Luling, Tex., March 27.-Captain
Robert Phomas Nixon, one of the largest
and wealthiest farmers in this section, died
at his farm, south of Luling. this morning
at 10 o'clock. Captain Nixon was born in
Randolph county, N. C., April 13. 1827. He
came to Texas in 1852 and settled on the
farm on which he died. He served through
the civil war and attained the rank of cap-
tain: was a Mason in good standing and
will be buried by them to-morrow morning
at 11 o'clock at the Nixon cemetery, near
his farm. He leaves a wife, six sons and
seven daughters, and a large number of
relatives and friends.
GENERAL WILLIAM CUTTING—New
York. March 27.—General William Cutting,
a member of the well known Cutting* fam-
ily, died in tills city last night. He was a
member of the Union club and the founder
of the Knickerbocker club. At the out-
break of the civil war Mr. Cutting was
appointed aide de camp to General John B.
Parke, with the rank of captain. He was
afterward transferred to the staff of Gen-
eral Burneide and for gallant and meri-
torious conduct during the Roanoke island
expedition was brevetted brigadier general.
At the close of the war Mr. Cutting gave
up active work in his profession ana lived
as a gentleman of leisure. In his day he
was one of the best known society leaders
arid a recognized authority on all matters
of etiquette and affairs of honor.
AY el I Known Writer Dead.
Boston, Mass., March 27.—Wm. T. Adams,
the well known writer who, under the pen
name of Oliver Optic, has entertained boy
readers for more than a generation, died at
his home in this city to-day, aged 75 years.
Sertoli* Coal Mine Accident.
Rockdale, Milam Co., Tex., March 27.—
B. H. Gooch had his shoulder crushed and
was otherwise badly hurt yesterday after-
noon late at l lie coal mine of the Texas
briquette and coal company.
SAI.IS1H RY'S INTERYIKW WITH IIAN-
OTAUX—PROSPECTS IX THE
A CorreiipoiMl eiit'n Story of Famine.
Panama Scandal Revived—Prof.
London, March 27.—(Copyright, 1897, by
the Associated Press.)—The conference with
the marquis of Salisbury, had In Paris yes-
terday with M. Iianotaux. the French min-
ister for foreign affairs, is regarded as
most important, not only with reference to
the Cretan situation, but as bearing on the
relations between Great Britain and
France. It was noticed that M. Hanotaux
greeted Lord Salisbury cordially when he
arrived and that their parting was even
more cordial,vindicating that the confer-
ence was satisfactory to both parties. What
actually passed Is not known, but the Fig-
aro believes that L&rd Salisbury suggested
that the island of Crete be occupied by two
powers, one of them being Great Britain
and the other France or Russia. Other
French newspapers and the British press
believe that the conferences are a sign of
improved relations, and are especially sig-
nificant, as following the visits of Queen
Victoria and the prince of Wales to Pres-
The British premier, whose health is
much shaken, is expected to remain on the
Riviera until after Easter.
I11 spite of the warlike preparations, the
prospect in the Levant has certainly not be-
come darker during the past week, and
there are indications that the difficulty
may be solved by the powers inducing the
sultan to withdraw the Turkish troops irom
Crete. The situation in Canea is a power-
ful argument in favor of the withdrawal of
the Turks. They are being driven in from
the outlying posts and the newspapers to-
day are asking of what use are the Turks
if the foreign powers are compelled to do
their work, as in the case of the foreign
occupation of Malaxa, commanding Suda
and Canea, from which the Turks were
The reason for the Cretan resistance to
the derision of the Jjfcwers appeared to b
the vagueness of
scheme. Many coi
011 the scene declan
submit if given the
of the autonomy scl
■tent judges who are
Hit the Cretans would
BT&t show of the reality
erne. This is the atti-
tude of the ambassadors at Constantinople,
whd have telegraphed to their respective
governments urging that the details be now
agreed upon and that a practical scheme
of government be presented to1 the Cretans,
and also declaring that the prolonging of
the condition of uncertainty inspires great
anxiety and leaves the door open to events
calculated to seriously eedanger the situa-
tion. such as yesterday's affair at Malaxa.
It is stated from Kissamo that the Cretan
leaders there want annexation to Greece
under the impression that autonomy will-
not repay them for the losses of their prop-
erty, while Greece would pay them an in-
demnity in full. This idea shows that the
money question lies at the root of the whole
In the meanwhile advices from the inte-
rior of Crete Indicate that the inhabitants
are already feeling the pinches of famine.
A special correspondent, who has just visit-
ed 1 he camp of Colonel Vassos, the com-
mander of the Greek army of occupation,
describes the joufney. He says that"in the
mountains at a place called Stilofarmango
he heard weird voices across a deep, im-
passable ravine, issuing apparently* from
the bowels of the earth, and adds: "We
stopped, and through our fieldglasses saw
emaciated women and children emerging
from a cave high up in the mountains. They
were the wives and children o-f Christians,
refugees from the Turks, and living upon
"When.we reached Colonel Vassos' camp
we saw scores of famishing people, once
rich, who came begging for food. Several
of them had not eaten for three <or four
days, and hundreds df others were in the
same condition. The distress was heart-
rending. and disease had now supervened."
it has been hinted in various quarters
that Germany has virtually -withdrawn
from the concert of the powers, and one
of the French newspapers even asserted
that Emperor William aims at a Turkish-
Greek war. with the object of recovering
the 2,000,000 which Greece owes her Ger-
man creditors. A semi-official denial of
this statement was issued in Berlin to-day,
emphatically repudiating any such inten-
The Panama scandals have been revived
anil form the leading topic for discussion
everywhere in Paris. It is stated that»Emil
Arton. the Panama lobbyist who was ex-
tradited last year from England, has fur-
nished. proofs against forty-nine deputies
and senators whom he bribed. Ex-Deputy
St. Martin, for whose arrest a warrant was
issued and who was believed to have fled,
presented himself before the examining
magistrate this afternoon. It is stated that
Charles de Lesseps is now in London pre-
paring documents tending to clear his
lather, and furnishing the names ■of depu-
ties who accepted bribes. Such political
personages are now being watched by the
police of Paris to prevent their flight. M.
Brisson, president of the French chamber
of deputies, announced to-day that the
chamber has received application for au-
thority to prosecute Deputies Nanquet,
Henri Maret and Antide Boyer with ref-
erence to the Panama disclosures. The
chamber decided to appoint a committee
to consider the applications. M. Manaqua
has left Paris without mentioning his des-
Prof. Andre announces that his north
polar expedition leaves Gothenburg on May
18 for Spitzbergen. The professor has been
incessantly engaged during the winter in
perfecting his balloon according to the ex-
perience of last year. The meteorologist,
Dr. Ekolm, has retired from the expedi-
tion, owing to a difference of opinion
with Prof. Andre respecting the strength
of the balloon, which Dr. Ekolm thought
inadequate. The voyage to Spitzbergen will
be made in a gunboat, and it is expected
that the balloon will be fitted and ready
to sail on June 20. The professor expects to
be driven to the north coast of America.
Tiu* work of binding the Australian col-
onies together is in full progress. The
Australian federal comnrssion met at Ade-
laide this week. The colonies of Victoria,
New South Wales, Tasmania, South and
Western Australia sent delegates. C. C.
Kingston, M. P.. the premier of South
Australia, was elected president. At the
invitation of the conference, the New South
Wales delegate, Mr. Burton, submitted
resolutions embodying the principles of the
new constitutiqpi which provides that the
powers, privileges and territory of the vari
011s colonies are to remain intact. The ex-
clusive power of imposing and collecting
customs and excise duties and military and
naval control is to be vested in the federal
parliament. Trade intercourse between the
federated colonies is to be absolutely free.
The parliament which will be established
will consist of a senate and house of repre-
sentatives. The executive will consist of a
governor general, appointed by the queen,
and the supreme federal court, which will
also Ise the high court of appeals of the
The sister-in-law of Lord Farrar of Abin-
gor, Mrs. Wedgewood, has started in Pica-
dilly as a clairvoyant. She is also related
to Lord Randel.
It is stated that the duke of Fife, son-in-
law of the prince of Wales, will be made a
prince upon the occasion of the celebration
of the sixtieth anniversary of the queen's
accession to the throne.
Mr. Harry MeCalmont, the millionaire
sportsman, who was Interested with Lord
Dunraven in Valkyrie II, is engaged to
Miss Winifred Fannin, daughter of Sir 11.
De Bath and sister of Lady Crossley.
ANOTHER SENSATIONAL SPEECH MY
1*111 \CE LI DWIt.-WITNESSED
Al».senee of an Amnesty Decree Cre-
ated Discontent—Critical Situa-
tion ia the Hcichfetng.
Verdict for *25,000.
Harrisburg, Ark., March 27.—The jury in
the circuit court here to-day awarded a ver-
dict in favor of Mrs. Dr. Martin against the
St. Louis, iron Mountain and Southern rail-
way of $2.1.000 for the killing of her husband
at Wynn two years ago. The case has al-
ready been to the supreme court on a judg-
ment in Mrs. Martin's favor for $7000, which
was reversed and remanded.
eRrlin, March 27.—(Copyright, 1897, by the
Associated Press.)—Prince Ludwig, the
heir to the Bavarian throne, who made a
sensational speech at the Moscow corona-
tion, has delivered another remarkable
speech at Munich in connection with the
centenary cfr the birth of William I. Ad-
dressing an audience of army officers, af-
ter a tribute to William I, he said:
"When you consider other states which
have become estranged from us, and that
the German population therein is now des-
perately fighting for national existence, you
will learn doubly to appreciate the power
and glory of those German populations now
belonging to the empire."
That "by other" Prince Ludwig meant
Austria and Russia, is shown by *the fact
that at the close of his address he called
lor cheers for the prince regent as the
"friend and ally ot three German em-
The unveiling of the monument to Wil-
liam I was witnessed by the whole staff of
the United States embassy and their friends
as guests of the emperor. The embassy
building was beflagged and decorated dur-
ing the three days of the centenary oele-
bration. Ambassador Uhl, however, was
not present at the great dinner at the
castle, nor at the gala performances at the
opera, as only those ambassadors were in-
vited whose governments sent special rep-
resentatives to the celebration. About 120
Americans witnessed Monday's ceremonies.
The people of Berlin are intensely dissat-
isfied with the rigorous exclusion from the
ceremonies, the police enforcing this most
strictly and brutally. Unter den Linden
was closed to the public for three days.
Although the crowds were enormous, the
sole serious accident was in the case of a
lady on the grand stand, who, carelessly
bending forward when the veil fell from
the monument, was impaled by a bayonet
when the soldiers presented arms. The il-
luminations throughout the city were on an
unexampled scale. There were brilliant
electric and gaslight effects and the castle
was magnificently illuminated. Eight thou-
sand pounds of red lire were burned on top
of the cupola alone.
The adoption of the tricolor German
cockade of the army was due, according
to the Saxon newspapers, to King Albert
of Saxony. The innovation does not meet
with general favor.
Emperor William's physician, Dr. Luth-
old, has been created a hereditary noble. .
The absence of the general amnesty de-
cree expected upon the occasion of the cen-
tenary by the public and the court alike
has created much discontent. The judges
and counsel for weeks past have advised
persons convicted not to appeal, as the am-
nesty decree was sure to liberate them if
their advice was taken. The whole legal
fraternity of Prussia is now amazed and
dissatisfied. The only persons thus far par-
doned are Von Kotze and a string of other
convicted duelists, serving terms of impris-
onment in the forts.
It is generally remarked that neither the
regent of Bavaria in his centenary edict,
nor the president of the reichstag in his
banquet toast, applied the epithet "great"
to William I, in spite of the emperor's ex-
Prince Bismarck received an autograph
letter from his majesty on Monday last,
expressing appreciation of his past ser-
vices. The prince is still suffering from a
cold and rheumatism. He is not expected
to rise for another week.
The critical situation created by the
reichstag's rejection of the naval demands
continues. The conservative and agrarian
organs urge the emperor to emulate his
grandfather and dissolve the reichstag.
Much excitement has been aroused by a
speech ol' Herr Drenkhamm, president of
the highest Prussian court, tyho in eulogiz-
ing William I praised him for not being
afraid at a critical juncture to break the
constitution. The Tageblatt as-cs if this is
proper "from him who ought to be the first
to defend and uphold the constitution."
The Vorwaerts has published a series of
defiant editorials, saying that the con-
flicts have come between the emperor and
the people, and expressing joy thereat.
It is the general impression that his ma-
jesty will take a decisive step after the
final rejection of the naval budget. In the
meanwhile the emperor, in order to popu-
larize the navy, has sent to every mayor
In the empire a copy of his comparative
naval tables, accompanied by a letter dated
March 18, requesting them to bring the
facts before the population.
The emigration from Germany this year
will be much below the small figures of
1896. Only 1227 persons emigrated in Febru-
ary, against 1879 in the same month of
1896. All the steamship agents report a
large return of business.
Ville de St. Naznire Ollicers Rescued.
London, March 27.—It is believed that
Captain Paul Jagueneau. Second Mate M.
Nlcalae, one of the engineers and one of the
firemen of the French line steamer Ville de
St. Nazaire, which was wrecked off Cape
Hatteras on the 7th instant, have been
saved. The British steamer Marao-, Cap-
tain Adams, from Norfolk, March 12, for
Hamburg, while passing the Lizard to-day
made signals which were understood to
mean "We have rescued the captain, second
mate, engineer and fireman of the Ville de
Paris, March 27.-^The Panama committee
of the senate has elected M. Demole and
will begin the investigation on Monday. The
committee of the chamber of deputies, of
whieh M. Gougon is president, also sits on
Speed Trial of a Gunboat.
New London, Conn., March 27.—The Unit-
ed Slates gunboat Wilmington succeeded in
making her trial trip to-day and speeded
over the course in 3 hours, 35 minutes and
54 seconds, making an average of fifteen
knots during the run, unofficial time, but
the condition of the tide on both legs of
the course will increase the speed. It is
estimated the boat has won a premium of
$40,000 for her builders, the Newport News
Aliened Robbers Captured.
Bentonville, Ark., March 27.—Charley Wil-
liams, J. A. Andrews and Jack Andrews,
brothers, and Ellas Andrews, a nephew,
who Thursday night, it is charged, robbed
the past office and a store at Wager, this
county, were captured in a running fight
ton miles south of here yesterday and
brought here to-day. One of the men was
badly wounded and a horse shot from un-
der another before the posse made the cap-
Drank Nitric Acid.
Llpon, Hood Co., Tex., March 24.—The
3-year-old son of Mr. George Key went in
the drug store and drank some nitric acid
this evening and died to-night,
Waynesboro, Miss., March 27.—John Hol-
llngshead, who lived in Washington county,
Alabama, and who, it will be remembered,
was the informer in the case of the Chamb-
lers lynchers, was assassinated last night
while sitting by his fireside. The assassin
fired through an open door and hit him
under the left shoulder. There is no proof
against any one.
A Story Denied.
San Francisco, Cal., March 27.—A tele-
gram was received at the Chinese con-
ciliate denying the story telegraphed here
that the Chinese minister had removed tho
Ioca I consul general and Vice Consul King.
The story from Washington was to the ef-
fect. that the removal of the two Chinese
officials was the result of the conference
between the See Yup representatives and
twenty-five yefirs in .the penitentiary. Mav-
rie was building a 'house as a carpenter at
Summit, 111., on, the drainage canal, and
was killed while resisting an attempt to rob
MA HOt; ANY.
Eor Every Tree Cut Two Others Are
Planted to Keep I p the Supply.
^It will undoubtedly be news to many that
the vast mahogany forests of Nicaragua
are controlled in Boston. The cutting and
shipping of the immense exports from that
country is a vast enterprise in itself, to
say nothing- of bringing it here and manu-
facturing it into lumber. One steamer plies
regularly between this port and Central
America, engaged in this trade. At present
she is on her way out from this port. From
500.000 to 700,000 feet is her usual cargo.
While the steamer is now on her way to
the lumber ports, there are somewhere on
the seas, bound to Boston, four schooners
laden with mahogany logs. Their cargoes
are each about 250,000 or 300,000 feet. Em-
ployed in Nicaragua and the United States
of Colombia by Mr. Emory are from 100
to 3500 native workmen and lumbermen.
These are under American bosses. The
trees from which mahogany furniture is
made vary in age and size. When cut they
range in age from £> to 30 years, and some
of them are even 75 years old. They aver-
age 25 inches or more in diameter, and run
as large as 40 inches, and even more. For
every mahogany tree that is cut two others
are planted, and thus the forests are prac-
From the time that the tree is felled to
the hour that it is dumped «ff the steamer
at the Chelsea docks is an eventful life for
the mahogany log. The tree Is cut into
the proper lengths, and then comes the
tedious journey 1.0 the coast, where it is
taken on board the vessels for this port.
The greater part of the cutting is^-done
during the dry season, which in the United
States of Colombia begins about December
1. The natives of this country seem to
make better loggers and are better adapted
to lumbering than the Nicaraguans. In
Nicaragua the season is more irregular, and
for lumbering is less to be depended upon.
After the tree is cut it is hauled to the near-
est waterway and rafted to the coast. The
logs are hauled by teams of oxen from one
to six miles in Nicaragua, but often the
distance is very much greater, the journey
sometimes taking two days. The roads
consist of paths through the swamps and
morasses, through which the oxen and
horses flounder along. Only animals trained
to this kind of work would ever make any
progress, and American beasts would wal-
low iabout perfectly helpless.
A TRUE REAR STORY.
A Yellowstone Park Rruia Gives a
Great Moral Lesson to Parents.
Speaking of law and the enforcement of
discipline in Yellowstone park, I heard the
story of a boar there, which I consider ex-
ceedingly important not only as a comment
on the discipline of the park, but as a mor-
al lesson to parents in domestic obedience.
The story is literally true, and if it were
not I- should not repeat It, for it would
have no value. Mr. Kipling says "the law
of the jungle is—obey." This also seems to
be the law of Yellowstone park. There Is
a lunch station at the upper basin, near Old
Faithful, kept by a very intelligent, and in-
genious man. He got acquainted last year
with a she bear, who used to come to his
house every day and walk into the kitchen
for food for herself and her two cubs. The
cubs never came. The keeper got on very
Intimate terms with the bear, who was al-
ways civil and well-behaved, and would
take food from his hand (without taking
the hand). One day toward sunset the bear
came into the kitchen and having received
her portion she went out of the back door
to carry it to her cubs. To her surprise and
anger the cubs were there waiting for her.
She laid down the food, and rushed at her
infants and gave them a rousing spanking.
"She did not cuff them: she spanked them,"
and then she drove them back into the
woods, cuffiiv, them and knocking them at
every step. When she reached the spot
where she had told them to wait, she left
them there and returned to the house. And
there she stayed in the kitchen for two
wholo hours, making the disobedient chil-
dren wa.it for their food, simply to disci-
pline them and teach them obedience. The
explanation is very natural. When the bear
leaves her young in a particular place anil
goes in search of food for them, if they
stray away in her absence she has great
difficulty in finding them. The mother
knew that the safety of her cubs and her
own peace of mind depended upon strict
discipline in the family. Oh. that we had
more such mothers in the United States!
Convicted and Sentenced.
Chicago, 111., March £7.—John Latimore
was to-day sentenced to death for the
murder of Douis Mavric in October, 1895.
Henry Kucker, his accomplice, was given
Cold in the Most Campaign.
North American Review.
Gold last year was mined to the extent of,
$213,000,000, equal to 5 per cent of the world's
stock. The population of the world in-
crease© upon the average just about 1 per
cent per annum. Here we have an increase
per capita of four times the quantity re-
quired to prevent the appreciation—and
which must cause depreciation—of gold, ac-
cording to both bimetallic and free coinage
doctrine, and this surplus supply has been
going on for several years, with every in-
dication that this and future years are. to
lind it annually increase. Should even the
present supply be maintained, advocates of
a change from the gold standard—should
any surlvlve until another campaign—will
have to meet the contention of those who
may admit the quantitative theory, but ye
ask if the remedy is not being app»ied quite
fast enough through the Increased supply
of gold. Four years hence they will be able
to point to 16 per cent increase in the total
stock of gold beyond the increase of the
population then, and of 20 per cent increase
based upon present population. Besides this,
the financial centers of the world are now
connected by cable, the total gold reserve
can be transferred to any point in a few
minutes, so that one ounce of gold now
does the former work of ten. For these
and other reasons the writer predicts that
when the next president Is to be chosen bi-
metallists and froe silver coinage advocates
will be almost unknown. From their point
of view gold will not only have ceased to
appreciate, but will have by that time "de-
preciated"'so much that the supply of the
almost Ideal metal for the standard of
value has fortunately become abundant, in
their opinion, not only to keep values
steady, but rapidly and steadily to reduce
the purchasing power of the dollar.
Elephants and Their YYays.
Elephants shed their first or milk tusks
when very young, exactly as children shed
their first teeth. The elephant's molars or
grinding teeth are shed six or eight times
during life, new teeth always forming
under those in use, so as to be ready for
business when the latter are worn out and
Both male and female elephants have
tusks in Africa. Only the males, however,
and not all of them, are provided with ivor-
ies in Asia.
Some savage tribes of Africa speak of
the elephant's tusk as a "snake-hand"—a
wonderfully graphic characterization, bv
The skull of an elephant is necessarily
large, but is much lighter than would be
supposed, and is of exceedingly intricate
construction. Instead of being solid bone,
It is divided into many small connecting
cells, the walls of which are scarcely
thicker than cardboard, and these cells are
filled with oil. This makes an elephant's
skull very elastic, and enables him to use
it as a battering ram without suffering in-
jury or pain.
Elephants can climb and descend steep
hills with surprising ease and quickness;
in fact, they can go where few horses can,
and their power to traverse a thick forest
without noise or disturbance of twigs is lit-
tle short of marvelous.
Asiatic elephants are accounted fur more
tractable than African ones, and the latter
are rarely, if ever, used in the industries
though it is understood that African ele-
phants were often tamed in antiquity.
• -■■■ - —
New PostofHce Established.
Bryan, Tex., March 27.—A new postoffice,
named Grant, has been established four-
teen miles from Bryan, in the Brazos hot-
ton. Burleson county, on John K. Par-
• . .....
Bel ton, Bell Co., Tex., March 27.—Colonel
P. L. Downs of Temple and Major Lewis
Crow of Waco were here last night and in-
stalled the following ollicers of Belton com-
pany No. 21, uniform rank, Knights of
Pythias: W. B, Turner, captain; H. E. A.
Otto, first lieutenant; C. W. Montgomery,
second lieutenant; Fred Muehlhausen,
treasurer, and W. C. Saunders, sir knight
MR 1 fill STRICKEN
THE FILL DETAILS OF THE SIEGJ
OF JIGIJINA RECEIVED AT
BUS CIPH1 THE 101
After a. Day of Heavy Cannonading'.
An Expedition Landed at
lioca de Jaruco.
Havana, via Key West, Fla., March 27.—
Full details of the siege of Jiguina have
been received here. General Reyes, with
a column, left Manzanlllo on March 18.
When he reached Sabana he found the in-
surgents building intrenchments for the
purpose of preventing the passage of the
troops from Canto. The march was con-
tinued toward Bayamo. The column was
made up of seven battalions, with four
field pieces, a company of mounted guer-
rillas and one equadron of cavalry. On the
next day they reached Tucaidanala. The
insurgents were waiting for them, drawn
up in liors'shoe form, ready for battle.
General Reyes ordered an immediate at-
tack. After a brief skirmish, however, the
insurgents withdrew, leaving a number of
dead on the field. Of the government forces
one major, two captains and ten soldiers
were killed and forty-six soldiers wounded.
The troops again resumed the march for
Jiguina. After they passed Bayamo they
were constantly harassed by the insur-
When the column reached the Canilllo
river the insurgents made a desperate at-
tempt to prevent them from crossing. The
battle which ensued resulted in the defeat
of the insurgents, and their trenches and
positions .were seized. The government
forces lost one officer and had six soldiers
Before General Reyes with his column
reached Jiguini the insurgents had laid
siege to the town, using two field pieces and
two cannon. As a result of the insurgents'
cannonading a fort on the road to Alto hill
and a block house near by were destroyed.
The inmates of the block house were killed.
Two other forts at the entrance of the town
Were also destroyed and the insurgents
were compelled to seek refuge in earth-
works. The cannonading was continued all
day and at 7 o'clock at night a single can-
non shot indicated the insurgents' decision
to take the town, which they did, entering
from three sides at the same time. They,
sacked and burned a number of houses and
secured considerable booty. During the
siege the soldiers in the town kept up a
constant fire 011 the Insurgents. In 'all,
fourteen cannon shots were exchanged.
Spain Waats a Treaty Revision.
Washington, D. C., March 27—Negotiations
are alloat, at instance of tho Spanish min-
ister. for a revision \ of our treaties with
Spain, particularly with a view to bring-
ing the rules as to the treatment of natu-
ralized citizens into conformity with more
modern treaties. If 'the same rule is to
govern in the revised treaty as applies to
these two years domicile by a naturalized
citizen in this country will be presumptive
evidence of abandonment of naturalization.
If the Spanish minister succeeds in his de-
sign a similar request will be made by the
Turkish minister in behalf of his govern-
Drawing to a Close.
Madrid. March 27.—After a cabinet coun-
cil last evening Senor Canovas, the Span-
ish premier, declared the Cuban campaign
drawing to a close.
Havana. War News.
Havana. March 27.—(Via Key West.)—An
expedition carrying arms, ammunition and
heavy field pieces has been landed success-
fully at- Boca de Jaruco to the northwest'
of Havana. It is reported that a well
known Havana merchant was among those
landed with the expedition.
The outskirts of Lapasta were raided by
the insurgents, who sacked and burned a
number of houses, retiring after a light
skirmish with the government soldiers.
Numerous insurgent forces have been
gathering at a point about eight miles from
Camagua from orders from Maximo Go-
La Lucha yesterday attacked the military
censors at the palace, claiming that t»hey
"knock out the news under any pretense,"
adding that the censor's policy of keeping
the papers from printing the news will "go
Famine has commenced to invade the dis-
trict of Sancti Spiritus. The failure of the
sugar crop is the principal cause. The plant-
ers have abandoned all hope of grinding
It is reportet] that 1000 insurgents have
crossed the llanabana river in to the prov-
ince of Matanzas. Maximo Gomez", it Is
said, Is in the district of Sancti Spiritus
with his forces. The insurgents surprised
the local guerrillas near Guines, in the
province of Havana, killed eight of them
and carried away three prisoners.
A band of guerrillas on the plantation of
Senor Rosalia, near Alta Mira. province of
Santa Clara, were attacked by a band of
insurgents. Fourteen of the guerrillas
were killed and four were wounded.
All of the cane fields on the San Pablo and
Salamanca plantations, in the province of
Santa Clara, have been burned.
It is reported that Captain General Wey-
ler is at Cruees, in the province of Santa
Clara, and. that he is probablv going to
Clenfuegos, where he has a gunboat at his
disposal. Erom there he will probably pro-
ceed to Ucaro.
A Straight Tip.
New York Tribune.
The heiress: "Yes, when I don't wish to
accept certain " men's attentions, and they
ask where I live, I say in the suburbs."
Mr. Selfsure: "Ila! ha! An excellent
plan." (After a pause): "But where do you
live, Miss Brown low?"
The heiress: "in the suburbs."
If you will start in
and take a close of "Seventy-seven" every
fifteen minutes until bedtime, your cold
will be better by
Williamson & Cornfield, 4774 Liberty ave-
nue, Pittsburg, Pa., write: "As I went
my rounds taking orders two weeks ago
and giving evidence by my voice, coughing
and other ways, that I was suffering from
a very bad cold, and possibly La Grippe,
three of my customers told me that they
had been similarly affected and had been
speedily relieved by '77,' I have, therefore,
used two bottles and as a consequence, as
I went my rounds to-day I told several
families, whenever tho above symptoms
showed up, to at once
FLY TO "77."
Dr. Humphreys' Homeopathic Manual of
Diseases at your Druggists or Mailed Free.
Sold by druggists, or sent on receipt of 25
cents or five for $1. Humphreys' Mea. Co.,
Cor. William and John Sts., New York.
You bicycle riders—and this includes most
everybody—are particular enough about your
costumes, but romomber phoes—bicycle shoes-
are tho most importaut. part of ail. We have
both styles—high and low—in cut and in prico.
You've been paying fancy pi-ices—for bicycle
shoes. Let us show you a
worth $5.00, which we aro selling as a LEADER
at $3.00 and $3.50 for high cut, $2.50 for
oxford or low cut. Two colors—black and dark
Russia. V/e have 'em still cheaper, a sightly shoo
at $2.00, men's and boys' sizes.
For the ladies we have the swollest bike shoe
made and at popular pricos. Ail leather $3.50,
canvas top $3.00, two toes, two culorp, black
and dark chocolate.
Wo invite comparisons on these shoes. You'll
say they are tho equal of any $5.00 shoe over
414 and 416 T remont Street
The Hew Quarter
J Commences April i, and with
^ it warm weather, and the diffi-
culty of keeping only
We sell enough to avoid over-
stock, ani quote for ist of the
3 lbs Parched
i lb In*orted
4 cakes German Sweet
12 cans Rustic Milk,
i dozen "Curtice" fancy
Extra fine French Peas,
Fins French Peas,
Choice Imported Mushrooms, g
Finest Queen Olives, a
lbs fine Green Rio
H, MOSLE & GO.
IMPROVED PREMIUM HIGH ARM
With Semi-Wee hi, y News one mar or D.il*
Newb one month.
Each machine is accompanied by extra at*
tnchmonts, in velTet lined box, Wa&uanted Foa
Try one nmi if not found exactly as ropro-
tented, we will refund you the money. Mpnd fot
circular., A H. BELO & CO.,
Publishers, Gaivestoa or Dallas. Tex.
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