per that leads— \j
desses of people J
lotion to adrer- F
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Thinks Congress Will
Settle Money Question
THE VICE PRESIDENT
Repeats Tbit Legislative Expedition is
tbe Hope ol the Country.
in FOR NEW CURRENCY LAW
.He Means Filibustering Will
Not Be Allowed.
UF - REPUBLICANS - II AVE~ M AJORIIY
Monetary Reformers if They Hare Ma
jority Will Not Permit Any Dila
tory Tac les in the Senate.
Washington. Not. 25—Vice Presi
.dent Hobart has joined the senators and
who believe that con
gress will pat through some monetary
legislation thia winter. The vice presi
“The people demand currency reform
'in this country, and that at once. I
"believe the representatives will pass a
-currency law that will meet the temper,
the tone, the requirements of the peo-
Sle of the United States. I know not
ow it will be evolved, but I believe
.'Such a bill will be passed to harmonise
the existing financial difficulties.”
Mr. Hobart added something more
which is significant It was to this
“When I was inducted into office I
said a few words which are just as true
now as they were then. On March 4
last I said to the senate that legislative
expedition was the hope of the country.
‘All the interests of good government
and the advancement of a better and
higher condition of things call for
prompt and positive legislation at your
hands. To obstruct the regular course
of wise and provident legislative action,
after the fullest and freest discussion,
is neither consistent with true senato
rtal courtesy, conducive to the welfare
-of the people nor in compliance with
their just expectations.’ ”
This seems to mean that if the votes
are in the senate for monetary reform,
-dilatory speeohmaking and filibuster
ing will not defeat the will of the ma-
MR. M’KINLEY ON ALASKA.
The President Will Devote Considerable
Attention to the Big Territory.
Washington, Nov. 25.—The presi
-dent in his message will, it is expected,
devote more attention to Alaska than
has been given to the big territory here
tofore since its purchase. It is known
that the executive will recommend
speedy* legislation to secure the best
possible government for Alaska, and he
will also take occasion to point out the
-difficulties which the people are under
and will urge that something -hould
also be done to protect tue property of
In this connection he will allude to
the fact that the government has lost
large sums because there is no way of
protecting timber from indiscriminate
use. Oomniissioner Herman of the gen
eral laud office has submitted informa
tion on this point to the president and
has also taken occasion to recommend
some radical changes in the laws relat
ing to the permit system for cutting
timber in other sections. At present
large companies and corporations are
putting timber under the permit system,
supposedly for use in the mines, but the
commissioner has information that
trainload after trainload of lumber has
been take-i from the forest and placed
in the lumber .yards in various cities
and towns and never used for mining
purposes at all.
A better system of permits for cutting
and inspection of timber, not only for
the mineral states of the west, but also
for Alaska, has been presented to the
president, and the government officials
will endeavor to have legislation speed
ily enacted for the better protection of
A Posfoffles I. Robbed.
Winston,’N. U., Nov. 35.—The post
office at Leaks villa, Rockingham county,
was broken open and robbed during the
Right; the offioe safe was blown open
*nd robbed of all the money and
itamps in it, which amounted to sev
eral hundred dollars. Four strange
men who were in the town during ths
day are snep-o ted of being the guiUy
THE ROHE TRIBUNE.
IN GORDON COUNTY
Negro Man Kii led By Accident
al Discharge of Pistol.
Deputy Marshal Crawford Stum
bles and Falls—Both Marshal
and Moonshiner Jailed-
Atlanta, Nov. 25.—A United States
marshal and a moonshiner were taken
to tbe Fulton county jail last night
at 7:30 o’clock. The charge against
the one was blockading, while that
against the marshal was murder. The
prisoners were in custody of Sheriff
D. M. Durham, of Gordon county.
Day before yesterday W. L. Roach,
Albert Quinn, and several others
were engaged in selling blockade
whiskey from a wagon on a road
about a half a mile from Calhoun, in
Gordon county. Two or three ne
groes were standing around buying
the liquor. W. L. Roach, who is the
moonshiner now in jail, was standing
at the side of the wagon in the act of
picking up a corn cob to make a stop
per for a jug when United States
Deputy Marshal John W. Crawford
ran up with a pistol in hand. Just
before reaching the crowd he stum
bled. The weapon was discharged
and struck one of the negroes in the
side. The darkey fell. The marshal
immediately seized the wagon and its
contents, arrested Roach and drove to
Calhoun. Tbe next morning he took
his prisoner to Dalton. Tbe prisoner
was committed to Fulton county jaiL
On the same night that the shoot
ing the wounded negro
died. Accordingly the sheriff of
Whitfield went to Dalton and arrested
Crawford on tbe charge of murder,
it having been started by some of
those present at the time the negro
was shot that the shooting was not
an accident. Crawford and Roach
were taken back to Calhoun and there
placed in charge of Sheriff D. M.
Durham, of Gordon county.
Last night Sheriff Durham brought
Roach and Deputy Marshal Crawford to
Fulton County jail. Roach was locked
up, but Crawford was taken back to Cal
houn, where he will be tried on the
charge of murder.
Roach says that in his opinion the
shooting was an accident, as the marshal
stumbled just before reaching the wagon
and involuntarily discharged hia pistol.
The shooting created a big stir in Cal
He Rode 294 Mlles in Twelve Hours
Atlanta, Nov. 25.—Miller won the
twelve hour bicycle race at the coli
seum today. He rode 224 miles.
BUTLER - IS VERY 3ITTER.
Senator Denounces Reports Made of HU
Kooky Mount Speeclu
Raleigh, Nov. 25. —Senator Butler
has a two-column signed editorial in
his paper. Concerning his speech at
Rocky Mount, the reports of it and the
affidavits by a clergyman, physician
and citizen that he said in effect that
Democrats would hire negroes to com
mit outrage, he said: ,
“If they meant by their affidavits to
say the strictures which we did use
were directed against any save the
agents and hirelings of shylock and mo
nopoly, or that we used language, when
taken in connection with the remain
der of the speech, that could in any
way be construed as a charge that even
the scoundrels who help monopolies to
rob the people, could stoop so low as to
hire negroes to commit rape, then we
brand such a statement as a base, ma
licious and perjured falsehood. The
undersigned is personally responsible
for this statement ”
Fatally InJ ti rad Hia Father.
Shelbyville, Ind., Nov. 25. —At
Fairland, this county. Charles Smith,
1 aged 20, quarreled with his father,
Fletcher Smith, and knocked him down
with a spade, after which he stabbed
him in the abdomen. The father will
die. The son is in custody.
The President** Thaaksgivi.ff.
Washington, Nov. 25.—The presi
dent spent a quiet Thanksgiving. At
dinner he and Mrs. McKinley enter
tained Vice President and Mrs. Hobart,
Mr. and Mrs. Abner McKinley, Mrs.
Smith, nee Hayes, and Miss Barber.
Seheol Geee Up In hmolte.
Oakland, OaL, Nov. 25.—A fire at
Tomerat, a suburb of this city, destroyed
the school of the Sacred Heart, the
olergy house and all adjoining outbuild
ings. Father Serges had a narrow es
cape while trying to save some school
Cyeloae In Hrltieh India.
Mamas, British India, Nov. 3&—At
terrible cyclone is raging hero.
.as' »wa7vz' izxtwri aMim win
SOME, GA., FBI DAY. NOVEMBER 2t», 1897.
Captain Blanco Tries
to Bribe |Him,
“OLD FOX” WONT GO
He Spurned Offers and Threatened to
to Kill Hext Messenger,
INDUCEMENTS TO LEAVE ISLAND
What Has Been Promised to'
the Rebel Leader.
LIFE PENSION-PLACE Os REFUGE
He is Not a Caban, But is From Santo
Domingo—He is 73 Years Old and
His Health is Failing.
Washington, Nov. 25—A proposi
tion has been made to Gomez to retire
from Cuba. Weyler on several occa
sions tried to induce “the old fox,’* as
the Spaniards call the insurgent leader,
with bribes to leave the island. Each
time the overture was spurned. At
length Gomez sent word that if any
body came with a like suggestion he
would forfeit his life.
Information has reached Washington
through Spanish channels that Blanco
has sent to Gomez a personal induce
ment as part of the plan of autonomy.
Blanco takes it for granted that Gomes
will not want to remain on the island
if autonomy is carried out. He, there
fore, offers a life pension and suggests a
place of refuge. In Spanish circles
there is some confidence that the propo
sition will be entertained.
Gomez is not a Cuban. His home is
in Santa Domingo. Save as a soldier,
fighting for freedom, he has no particu
lar- interest in Cuba. He is now 73
years old. During the rainy season,
which is just ending, the commander’s
heretofore rugged health failed some
what. Lung trouble developed. It is
said that a climate will be necessary
to prolong existence. Conditions have
changed since the attempts of Weyler
to bribe failed utterly,
The result of this latest approach is
awaited in Washington with much in
terest. It is claimed that there has
been received here a copy of a letter
written by Gomez in October, in which
he says that he may feel obliged to give
up the command of the insurgent army.
SAGASTA CABINET SPLITS.
The New Spanish Ministry Is Now Ke**
ported to Be Tottering
St. Louis, Nov. 25.—A dispatch to
The Globe-Democrat from Madrid says:
The cabinet is disrupted and in danger
of going to pieces. In spite of the offi
cial report of its meetings, which en
deavors to convey the idea that unity
prevails among the ministers, there have
been dissensions at almost every meet
ing that has taken place.
Senor Moret, the minister of the col
onies, has announced that unless he can
get his colleagues co accept his views he
will insist on resigi niug.
The trouble is in connection with the
Cuban tariff. Moret insists that the
Cubaus are to be permitted to establish
their own tariff, declaring that other
wise the much vaunted autonomy will
be but a mere farce. Ou the other
hand, his colleagues declare that if
Cuba is permitted to establish her tariff
she is certain to tax Spanish goods, and
likely to favor those of the United
States, a course which would entail
ruin upon the only ports and inland
cities of the kingdom which enjoy any
degree of prosperity, and where indus
try may be said to flourish.
The views of that portion of the cabi
net which is opposed to Senor Moret
are those of the vast majority of the
people here, all the commercial element,
the manufacturing classes and the la
boring masses realizing full well that
their business and means of livelihood
will go to the dogs if Cuba is allowed
to tax Spanish products, or if the latter
are to be exposed iu Cuba to American
competition on a basis of tariff equality.
Georgia Entitled to More Jobs.
Washington, Nov. 25. Assistant
Secretary Vanderlip’s poll of the treas
ury department shows that of 3,509
E arsons employed in Uncle Sam’s store
ouse only 40 of them are Georgians,
M lose than the state is entitled to have.
Some of the states are away in excess
of the number apportioned to them. *
SAM JONES SPEAKS
Appeal to Methodist Conference
For Payne Institute.
One of His Happiest and Wittiest
Speeches- Colored Bishop Who
Was Once a Slave Speaks.
Athens. Nov. 25.—The preachers
spent thanksgiving day profitably and
devoutly. The thanksgiving sermon by
Bishop Galloway was the feature of the
day’s" session. It was a magnificent
This morning’s session of the confers
ence was a love feast in decided contrast
with the beginning of yesterday’s session.
After half an hour of routine work
Bishop Holsey, of the Colored American
Methodist Episcopal church, was intro
duced by Bishop Galloway, and made a
striking and eloquent address. As a
slave he belonged to Richard Malcom
Johnson, and his wife belonged to Bishop
George F. Pierce.
After ths war Bishop Pierce organ,
ized the Colored American church
with the negroes ip the Southern
Methodist church, and Bishop Holsey
rose to eminence in the new organiza
tion. He appeared before the confer
ence in the interest of the Payne insti
tute, a negro college at Augusta, and
spoke of his friendly relations with
the North Georgia conference. He
said among other things:
I am not sorry that this slavery ex
isted. I used to be, but I realize
that in the mysterious providence of
God it brought the negro in contact
with civilization and led to his salva
tion. America and Europe are the
repositories of the word of God, and
they are the dynamoes that send the
electric currents of civilization and
regeneration through the world, and
will send them until Ethiopia reaches
out her hand to God. The negro is
here to stay. ‘
He felled the forest, cleared your
fields and reached the oracles of yonr
race. He is the mudsill of this civiliz
ation, a part of the body politic, and
can no more be cut off or eliminated
than you can dispense with your
hands or your feet.
Rev. Sam Jones followed in one of
his happiest and wittiest speeches,
making a strong appeal for Payne in
stitute and incidentally hitting free
schools, free silver, free boarding
houses and paternalism- He took up
a collection and the conference gave
the colored college SI,BOO.
■** Heiner Sent Up Twenty Years.
Cincinnati, Nov. 24—Frank, alias
1 “Dad” Meiner, has been convicted at
, Newport, Ky., of assaulting Mrs. Wil-
I liam Gleason on Oct. 6 and sentenced tc
20 years in the penitentiary. Ciax
son and Greer have previously received
the same sentence for the same offense.
There are five others to be tried for this
offense and all will no doubt receive 20
■ years each. The defendants belonged
i to a gang that insulted ladies aud their
outrage on Mrs. Gleason was such that
lynching was averted only by the trans
fer of the prisoners to-Maysville.
Dr. Quinn's Keaignetion Is In.
Washington, Nov. 25.—Dr. Daniel
Quinn, at the head of the Greek depart
ment of the Catholic university, and
one of the most eminent Greek scholars
iu this cou'itry, has tendered his resig
nation. No reason is assigned for this
action and both Dr. Quinn and Mgr.
Oouaty refuse to make any statement
regarding it, but it is said that the re
cent controversy over the Schroeder
case hastened Dr. Quinn’s determina
tion to resign. The matter has been re
ferred to a committee of the trustees.
Heater In a Coach Ex pl odes.
Paducah, Ky., Nov. 25.—As a pas
senger train over the Evansville divis
ion of the Illinois Central railroad was
leaving DeKoven, Ky., without warn
ing a steam heater in a crowded coach
exploded, scattering pieces of bursted
pipes in all directions. The disaster is
unprecedented. Nearly every occupant
Double Suicide In Faria.
Paris, Nov. 25.—Francois Mons, a
playwright and translator of French
plays into English, for production in
the United States, has committed sui
cide with his mistress by inhaling char
coal fumes. Mons latterly had been in
Joan Evans Gets a Respite.
Raleigh, Nov. 25.—John Evans, a
negro, sentenced to -be hanged Friday
for criminal assault, was ret pi ted by
Governor Russell until Jan. IS. Much
pressure was brought to bear on the
governor to secure a respite upon ths
claim that the evidence was not suffi
cient to convict.
Ellerbe Far Ba-BleoMaa.
Columbia, K 0., Nov. 9&—Govcrnca
■Ucrtec bx declared bis otedidaey tea
s»-election as governor of tec state
Patriots Make it Hot
BULLETS FOR BLANCO
Big Volley Find Across Marrow Harbor
From Casa Blanco.
CAUSES STIR AT COBAN CAPITOL
Home ot New Captain General
AUTHORITIES TRY TO BELITTLE IT
How the Attack Was Made—Fifty Rebels
Participated—Wanted to Release
New York, Nov. 25.—0 n Sunday
morning, for the first time in the his
tory of the Ouban war, rebel bullets
sought the palace in Havana, says a
dispatch to The Herald from Havana.
The shots came from Casa Blanca, 600
yards across the entrance to the harbor,
and while nobody was hurt, the palace.
With its electric lights, was a shining
mark and must have been hit. The
Spanish authorities attempt to make
light of the affair, but at the same time
a reporter for La Lucha, who wrote up
and attempted to publish the facts iu
the case, was arrested and is still in
The attack on Oasa Blanca was made
by Brigadier General Rafeal De Carde
nas and 50 rebels. They entered tne
town shortly before midnight on horse
back and at the end of four hours each
man led out of town a horse with one
1 extra he had appropriated, laden with
j clothing, provisions, silver plate aud
Before they left they fired two volleys
across the narrow harbor entrance at
the palace and then coolly retired to a
friend’s house inside the Spanish lines
and took sapper, previously ordered.
All this was qnder the guns of Cabanas
1 and Mora
I It is learned from an inside source
i that the object of the rebels was to
effect the release of General Rius Ri-
1 vera and hang a citizeu named Fu
-1 miero. who is known as a spy. They
; failed in the first only because of some
misconception regarding the appointed
time on the part of the confederates
within the prison, with whom arrange
ments had been made to admit the
raiders into the fortress. Fumiero man*
aged to escape across the harbor.
The whole affair was well planned.
General Oardenas came in early in the
evening with two colonels along the
seashore, and at 10 o’clock the men fol
lowed. The first visit was to Cabanas.
1 When they saw that the arrangements
had failed, the rebels went after Fu-
I miero. He fled across the harbor and
, the rebels did not dare to follow. Then
! the rebels went to Casa de los Frails, to
I the priest’s house where they took
' blankets, silver plate and money. This
; house is close to Moro Castle. The
■ priest made a great outcry, but no sol-
I diers came. The rebels then sacked the
store of Fumiero, securing some gold.
They also looted three other stores.
The authorities made every effort to
suppress the details of the raid, though
an official report admitted that six of
the rebels entered the town. The reb
els approached and fired upon Mariano
Wednesday. There was great excite
ment. The volunteers were called out,
"Mud along with the troops, returned the
rebel fire. The rebels did not succeed
in entering the town. The lines have
been strengthened all about Havana,
THEY DENOUNCED THIEVES
And While Ministers Kobbers
Carried Horses Away.
Osmond, Neb., Nov. 25.—The Rev.
Horace Payne, who has been conduct
ing a series of revivals here, was as
sisted in a big meeting bv all the min
isters of the county. The subject ot
the sermou was: “The sin of greed aud
the certain damnation of him who ap
propriates that which is another's.”
Farmers from all over the county at
tended and many of them hitched flue
team to the surrounding trees. All of
the ministers referred to horse stealing
and the evil of horse trading practised
by sharpers as among the wont evils of
After the meeting was over it was
discovered that an organized raid had
been made that two bnggiee and 16 of
tin moot valuable horses in the county
had been stolen.
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HOUSE HAS HOLIDAY
Lawmakers Adjourn a Few
Minutes After Meeting.
Peculiar Parliamentary Affair
Whieh Hade Them Meet on
Atlanta, Nov. 25. The house met
shortly after 9 o’clock and adjourned a
few moments afterward. No business
was transacted. There were only 56
The senate did not meet.
The circumstances which led the
i Georgia legislators to meet on Thanks
giving day are somewhat peculiar. They
did not want to meet. In fact, a roll
call early in Wednesday’s session would
have shown that moat of them wanted
to adjourn over until Monday. But
Representative Pace moved for an ad
journment until Friday morning, and
when this was beaten a resolution pre
vailed making the only order of busi
nees for the afternoon the considera
tion of the disputed election in Jefferson
When this question was settled Rep
resentative Meldrim tried to propose an
adjournment until Friday, but he was
manifestly out of order, and he Jook
bis seat in much confusion. The house,
therefore, held a brief session Thursday
PLIMP HODGE IS ON TRIAL, j
Charged With Murdering His Ueele at a M
D.moeratlo Primary Last Year.
Valdosta, Ga., Nov. 35. Plimp
Hodge la on trial in Lowndes superior
court for the murder of hie uncle, Sam
uel Hodge, on Aug. 25, 1896. Colonel
W. M. Hammond of Thomasville and
Colonel G. A. Whittaker of Valdosta
are the defendant’s attorneys. Solicitor
W. E. Thomas represents the state.
The circumstances of the killing are
familiar to most newspaper readers. It
occurred at a Democratic primary elec
tion for oounty officers at one of the
county precincts on the above date
There was bad blood between the mon,
and the tragedy waa precipitated by
Sam Hodge, a justice of the peace and
one of tne managers of the election,
challenging the vote of Plimp Hodge.
Some words passed between them,
when the latter stabbed the former in
the breast as he wae in the act of aris
ing from hia seat. The blow resulted
In his death in a few minutes. Plimp
Hodge escaped and went to Arkansas,
where he was captured about six weeks
HIS NECK MAY BE SAVED,
Indian Confesses to the Marder For Which
a Hoy Was Condemned.
Washington, Nov. 25.—The killing
of a herdsman named Hoover in Mon*
tana, near the northern Oheyenne reser
vation, which caused intense excite
ment at the time and led to hasty action
by the government to avert an appre
hended outbreak, was recalled by a re
quest which Secretary Bliss received
from the Indian Rights association.
The latter desires to secure funds to
Say the expenses of au appeal to the -
iontana supreme court in the case of
an Indian boy. Spotted Hawk, con
demned to death for Hoover’s murder.
Captain Stouch, agent of the Tongue
River agency, believes the evidence on
which the boy was convicted to be false
and that an innocent person has been
Condemned. The association asks for
some action to stay proceedings and se
cure an appeal.
Secretary Bliss, however, has taken
the necessary steps for securing the
boy’s rights on information previously
received. An Indian named Stanley
has confessed to the murder and impli
cated Spotted Hawk, but it is alleged
there was only one Indian connected,
with the crime. •
IN SEARCH OF TREASURE.
Sixteen Men Go to the South Seas, and ■
Now Friends Are Uneasy.
San Francisco, Nov. 25.—A story
comes from Honolulu that has caused
much anxiety among the friends of the
16 youug men who recently sailed from
this port on the schooner Sophia Suth
erland in search of treasure on the Solo
mon islands. The trading master of
the little craft, now presumably cruis
ing iu the South seas, is Captain Sor
renson, who, according to ex-Consul
Churchill of Apia, has a black record as
a pirate and despoiler of the natives in
the islands of the central Pacific.
When the Sophia Sutherland reached
Apia she was Subjected to a searching
scrutiny, during which Sorreuson was
identified as the man who handled a
similar treasure seeking expedition from
Melbourne on the schooner Albert,
which he soon transformed into a regu
Iu 1884 he was captured by the Brit
ish warship Dart aud sent to prison for
ten years. Since then he has not been
heard from, aud uow is in virtual com
mand of a company of Californians,
who put faith iu his stories ot the fabu
lous wealth of the Solomon islands.
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A Clow Vote In Attlees.
Athena, Ga.. Nov. 25.—1 n the mu
nicipal primary here Mr. Edward I.
Smith defeated Mayor J. J. C. McMa
han for niayor by a majority of four
votes. Aidermen Oeuwr, Lov«, Bar
row and Foster wor. re- elected. '