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Seems to feel happy over
ex-Speaker Glow's success.
As well as Republicans
speak aud write well of
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SCR ANTON, PA., FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1894.
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EIT WEEK II
NT TOO IE
The Bill Will Bo Killed in the Senate If It
Ever Reaches It.
AND IT WAY NOT PASS THE HOUSE
It Will Not If the Republicans Vote to
Strike It Out Reed Has a Different
Policy If the Republicans Stand
Together the Whole Bill May Be
Recommitted in the House.
WaSHWOTOlt, Jan. 4.
THE income tax in almost curtain
to be knocked out of the Wilson
bill by the senate if it Is re
taintd by the house. If the Re
publicans will vote with the eastern
Democrats iu the house tbt chance are
that the proposition will never get as
far as the senate.
Tin Democrats who WHnt to make a
fiirht against the whvs and means com
mittee on this proposition have been
making an estimate of their strenRlh,
and have come to the conclusion that
the committee can be defeated in the
house if the Republicans will cast a
practically solid vote against the In
come tax. It is proposed to hold meet
ings of the eastern delegations and
make a thorough canvass of the matter.
THE MATTER PIOURBTJ OUT.
One of the most influential of the
southern men in '.the house said today
that, as he figured, the Republicans
would be almost solidly opposed to the
iucomo tax, the Democrats of the east
would oppose it almost to a man, and
that thern would be a serious divuiou
among Dimocsats of the south and
west on the question. If the opposition
can be brought to act together the
committee will be defeated.
It is understood thnt Mr. Reed does
not want the Repiiblicansito act with
the Democratic kickers. If his policy
is acted on aud the Income tax is not
stricken from the bill it Is probable
that many of the Democrats ' ho op
pose this tsx, together with t.ie sugar
men. will vote with the Republicans to
recommit the bill to the committee.
Chicago fflonied Men Do Not Rollsh the
Chicago, Jan. 4. The income tax
clause of the Wilson bill, as adopted
by the sub committee in congress, is
entiling much discussion among the
prominent business men and capitalists
of Chicago. It is the principal topic of
conversation at the clubs, and every
possible shade of opinion is represented.
A number of those who expressed
opinions thought that men whose in
comes exceeded $8,000 or $10,000 should
be taxed, but did not favor the limit of
$4,000. Not more than one man in
every twenty expresses himself as
pleased with the conditions of the
clause, and a large majority disap
prove any income whatsoever,
AFTER PUBLIC SCHOOL HAS CLOSED.
Free Text Books Cannot Be Supplied to
Harrisbuuu, Jan. 4 Various in
quiries have been received at the de
partment of public instruction, relative
to the question of "subscription"
schools, and the use iu them of the free
text books provided for the public
The law requires the sohool term in
each district to be at least six months.
Some parents wish the term length
ened, and after the close of tiie public
school term, form a subscription or
select school, to which ouly those can
send who are able to pay. They then
ask to use the free text books provided
for the pnblic school term.
The superintendent of public instruc
tion, however, decides that free books
cau be used only for frte schools, and
as the entiro district is taxed to pay for
the books they can be used ouly in
schools open to all children. The
remedy he suggests lies iu the lengthen
intr of the public school term and the
consequent obolition of "subscription"
NOT TRYING TO MEDIATE.
Our minister Ie Not Seeking to Pacify
Washington, Jan. 4 State depart
ment officials when asked in regard to
hu alleged dispatch from Montevido,
nsserliug that negotiations were in
progress between President Peixoto
and Mr. Thompson, United States min
ister to Brazil, for a settlement of the
Brazilian trouble by the intervention
of the American fleet, snid there was
not a particle of truth in it
No such negotiations were going on
or had over been con template 1,
Federated Railway Brotherhood Dels
gates Meet to Consider It.
Chicago, Jan. 4 A special meeting
of the executive officers of the various
brotherhoods of railway employes was
called to order at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. It i- said that the mam object of the
tlm meeting is to discuss the proposed
till for au interstate board of arbitra
tion to be established by the govern
ment. HATTERS ISSUE A CIRCULAR.
They Will Re-employ Old Men as Indi
Dasbuiiy, Conn., Jan. 4. The Fur
Hat Manufacturers association through
its president has issued an important
It says that the manufacturers have
not closed their factories to their for
mer operatives, but that they will em
ploy them willingly as individuals, but
not as members of trade unions.
which J. B. Sitnonds bought with the
cottage furniture from Revell's estab
lishment and had removed to the Clark
street flat. The etrap which appears
on the scene today after being in hid
ing, as alleged for four aud a half
years, corresponds exactly with the
salesman's description of the genuiue
To give color to the story, a stain of
reddish brown hns. which is suspected
of being Dr. Cronin's bloed, is notice
able at one -nd of the strap. In strap
ping the piece of leather over the
trunk containing the bleeding corpse
of Cronin. it would be only likely for
the red handed assassins to stain the
strap a little.
FORTUNE AT LAST TO THE ORPHAN.
Disinherited by the Uucl. Who Adopted
Her, h. G-ti $100 OOO
Willi ajuport, Jan. 4 In ib78 Sanv
uelSankey, of California, came to Ly
coming county While there ho was
attracted to bis little niece. Curie
Sankoy and ho proposed lo adopt her.
Saukey was worth over $100,000, but
relatives opposed the plan, so Saukey
kidnapped the girl anil to d; her to
Illinois, and afterward to California.
After tho death of his wife in ltiSti
he began lo abus- his adopted daugh
ter. July 2(1, 188(1, Judge Coffey gave
the child into tue p-jjsessioa of the
society to protect children from
cruelty and the next day Smkey dis
inherited Carrie. Sankev finally died
and since then John Sinkey and his
brothers ndopted daughter have
wageil a legal battle for possession of
Sankey's monoy. Now the court of
ast resort iu Illinois decided in her
favor and she will get over $100,000.
Most Elaborate Affair in Menu and Decora
tious, tiie Latter Lavish.
MATTERS ARE UNCHANGED IN RIO.
Government Troops Are Advancing
on Bage in Rio Grande do Sul
to Raise the Sieze.
Rio JANEIRO, Jan. 4 There is no
important change iu the situation
here. Rumors have reached this city
that the towff of B.ige, in the state of
Rio Grande do Sul, which has been be
eiegad by the insurgents for about a
month had finally capitniated, but
these rumors ure not confirmed by of
ficial dispatches received here.
Orders have been issued by the min
ister of war for a force to proceod at
once to the relief of tne town. Actiug
under thrae orders. General Hvsolite,
commanding a column of 2.000 men,
today left Livrsmeulo for Bage. At
about the samp time Goneral S.unpavo
with 8,000 men left Cerra Chato, bis
destination also being Bage. This
force, it is thought, will i more than
strong enough to raise the siege,
Bage is an important place, "and the
government dispatches a strong force
there in order to guard against any
possibility of its falling into the bands
of the insurgents.
BLOODY STRAP A STRONG CLUE.
Introduction of a New Link in the Chain
Chicago. Jan. 4 The latest diver
lion iu the famous Cronin murder case
aud trial of Dan Coughlin is the al
leged discovery of the trunk strap
THE TRAGEDY RUINED HIM.
Fatal Doincs of a Burglar Injure Jew
eler Schmitt'e Business.
HOMESTEAD, Jan. 4 Judgments
amounting to $211,000 have been con
fessed by J. F. Scbmitt, of this place,
and an assignment has been made to
the cashier of the First National bank.
Schmitt's property is worth $28,000.
Since the sensational robbery of his
jewelry store und tragic developments
connected with the arrest, trial and es
cape and suicido of the robber. Fitz
simmons, be has done little business,
BONO ISSUE IS FAVORED.
Gothatc'd Chamber c.f Commercs Unani
mous for Carlisle's Plun.
New Yohk, Jan. 1 At the meeting
of the chamber of commerce today a
resolution was unnnitnouilv adopted
endorsing the suggestion of the secre
tary of the treasury that authority be
given him by congress lo lmue 200.-
000,000 of short time bonds in such
small amounts as will pormit all
classes to invest thnr savings in a gov
LEWELLING'S TRAMP CIRCULAR.
It Was Not Indorsed by the Knas La
Topeka, Kan., Jan. 4 The informa
tion that the Kansis federation of le.
bor endorsed Lcwellittgl tramp circu
lar is denied
The circular was not mentioned in
EVENTS IN OUR OWN STATE.
Hotel keeper George H. Mdler dropped
dead at Quarryville.
W. A. Auber, jeweler and stationer of
Charter was granted to the Erie Iron
works, capital stock, $1,000,000.
Work on Reading's house se wage system
will be begun today, employing 300 won.
F.lias Wei.ier, aged K, father of Ion
children, suicided near Shamrock by cut
ting his wrists.
A dose of strychnine taken by mistake
may result in the death of Dr. j. R. Uss
ier, of near Counellsville.
The expenses of running Lancaster
county in lbO.l were27l.l,0;l5.77, an incroase
of $50,bW5.74 ovor the previous year.
There were but ten assignments of
property in Berks county iu 1MI3, as
against seventeen the previous year.
the widow of Joseph McClellan, who
for years kept the LoohM house, Ilarrls
bnrg, dropped doad in Allegheny City.
Striking engineers of the Lehigh Valley
railroad were bald at tho rate of 50 a
mouth out of tho brotherhood treasury.
The work of demolishing tho Donagh
more furnaces, owned by the Cornwall
Irou company, Lobsnon county, was begun.
A log jumped from a slide on Pine
Creek, abovo Water ville, luMantly killing
Ueorge Moore, a native of New Hamp
shire. William Shinier, Sons & Co.'s hardware
works at Kroeinanstnirg resumed opera
tions, giviug employ nieut to 100 skilled
Frederick Hay, a brakeman on the Phil
adelphia aud Heading railroad, was
squeezed between ;ars at Palo Alto and
Masked burglars bound and gnggod
Watchman John Jenkins sud then robbed
the sure of th. Westmoreland Specialty
company, at Grapovillo, of 75.
The board of pardons heard argument
in tbo case of Henry Heist, the Adams
county murderer, and Chariot Hslyards,
who is under seutence of death at Car
lisle. No decisions hove been announced.
VERITABLY A TROPICAL BOWER
Blue Room, Red Room, Green Room
and Dining Room Adorned with
Oleanders, Smnax, Plants and
Flowers of Every Description,
Which Are Admired by a Host of
Prominent Guests Who Were En
tertained by President and Mrs.
Washington, Jn. 4.
TIIE first state dinner of the official
social season was given tonight
nt the executive mansion, It
was an elaborate affair both in
menu and decorations, tho lavishness
of tho latter being unprecedented on
llmllai occasions. The tasteful ar
rangements of the state dining room,
whore the table was laid, was a sub-
j-ct for remark by the guests Potted
plants and cut fbwers, the usual white
bouse deooratiam, were usnd, but their
prolusion made tho room u veritubly
Never before, perhaps: in its history,
wns the ipsoiom e ist roam so luxuri
ously adorned iu floral appointments,
Groat palms were b inked together
from end to end of the apartment.
oleanders tan feet high filled nooks and
corners, while smilax wnathiogl fall
gracefully from the chandeliers. Tho
firo places, mantels aud windows were
marshes of growing plants und no
available spaci was left unfilled. The
blue room, the red room and groou
room, as well as tho main corridor,
were also elaborately ornamented with
D1NINU AM) Ml'SIC.
The guest weut to the dining room
at 7 30 to the music of the United
States Marino baud, stationed in the
public lobby. The president Biid Mrs.
Stevenson led the way followed by the
vice president and Mrs. Cleveland and
the members of tbo cabinet with ladies
of the cabinet circde, led by
Secretary Gresham and Mrs. Car
lisle. Covers were laid for
forty-eight persons, namely: The
president and Mrs. Cloveland, the vice
President and Mrs. Stevenson, Secre
tary aud Mrs. Gresham, Secretary aud
Mrs. Carlisle, Secretary and Mrs. La
ment, Secretary and Mist Herbert,
Attorney General and Mrs. Olney,
Secretary and Mrs. Smith, Post Master
General and Mrs. Bissell, Secretary
and Miss Morton. Genernl and Mrs.
Schotield, Admiral Gherardi, Senator
nnd Mrs, Gorman, Governor and
Mrs. Pattison, of Pennsylvania;
Mr. and Mrs. John E Russell
Senator and Mrs. Jones, of Arkansas;
Mrs. Henry T. Thurher, Senator and
Miss Voorhees, Representative and
Mrs W, L. Wilson, Senator and Mrs.
Mills, Speaker and Mrs. Crisp, Senator
Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W.
Goodyear, of Buffalo, N. Y ; James
Stillman nnd Miss Stillman. New York
city; Miss Thomas, C. C. Baldwin and
Mies Baldwin, of New York.
TO ELEVATE HORSE RACING
Pi el miliary St' pi Taken to Organizes
New Jnckoy Club.
New York, Jan. 4 America will
soon have a new Jockey club, the pnr
pose of which will bo to purify and ele
vate horce racing, if present indications
At a meeting at the Hnft'mau House
this evening, in which a large number
of leading lights of the American turf
participated, the preliminary steps
were takon ly the drawing up of a
rough plan and the appointment of a
committee whoso duty is the organiza
tion of such a club.
OLDEST WOMAN IN STATE DEAD.
Mrs. farah Davi, of Bedford County,
Win 104 Y-ars Old.
Bedford, Pa., Jan. 4. Mrs. Sarah
Davis, of New Paris, this omuty, prob
ably the oldest woman in the state,
died last night iu her 104th year. She
was the mother of seven children and
had thirty-five grandchildren and
sixty three great-grandchildren.
Hor eyesight was good until the day
of hor death, she bsing able to tell the
time of day from a clock which hung
on the opposite side of the room from
where she lay.
MANY IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED.
Lirgs Summer Res rt to Be Erected at
Bedford, Pa., Jan. 4. A deal has
been consummated here in which the
Bedford Springs Hotel company und
the Bedford Springs Water company
passes inio tho control of the Bancroft
factiou. I he Doty faction have sold
their entire interest in the property,
Tho new company have outlined ex
tensive improvements, the principal
of which is the erection of a new nnd
magnificent hotel with a capacity for
WANT MORTON REMOVED.
mony with Eva. Hamilton discovered
ns the result of an assault of Eva on
her nurse, Donnelly, that Eva bad
palmed a baby off on him, and he sep
arated from hsr.
The will of Hamilton made no pro
vision for Eva, but it provided for the
maintenanue and education of child.
Lawyer Brooke, in argnitigthe case for
Eva, said that Surrogate Ransom had
assnmed powers which be bud no right
to assume, and which the supreme
court would hardly- dare assume. He
took the evidence submitted to the rur
rogate apart and held that it showed
that Eva had never married Mann aud
there whs no doubt about the validity
of the ceremonial marriage to Hamil
ton. Elibu Root argued in opposition.
WATCH ORN ON THE FACTORY LAW.
The Inspector's BeportSpeake of Chil
dren Employad Under 13 Years.
Haurishvrci, Jan. 4. Factory In
spector Robert Watchorn has sub
mitted bis fourth annual report to
Govomor Pattison. It is a comprehen
sive review of the work of the depart
ment of factory inspection for the last
year, and embraces also a number of
important recommendations. June 8,
15f'j:i, there were employed in the vari
ous establishments which are amenable
to the factory law about 5,000 children
under 111 years of age, all iu possession
of certificates stating the time and
place of birth respectively.
Mr. Watchorn instructed hie depu
ties to permit all children under 13
yours of age lawfully employed prior
to June 8, 1803, to remain at work, but
to prohibit the employment of any
child under 18 after that date. Ho is
satisfied that by next June there will
not he any child under 13 employed in
establishments amenable to the factory
law. He savs great vigilance is re
(hired to prevent violations of the law
n Hub respect.
It is stutod the sweating system is
lie most difficult matter the depart
ment bus to cope with. The reports
admit that the depitriuent is almost
powerless to deal with these "sweat
ers." The victims of this pernicious
system are largely of foreign birth und
manifest a sense of ignorance of "our
customs. The system Is most prevalent
in Pniladelpliia, and the report dwells'
at length upon the evils. Tho depart
ment will give more than usual atten
tion to this matter during the year.
THEY OPPOSE WILSONS BILL.
CONGRESS ICLE .
Nothing of Real Public Importance Is Tran
sacted in Either Chamber.
HAWAIIAN IMBROGLIO RECALLED
Senator Hoar Introduces a Resolution
Asking the Secretary of the Treasury
to Explain His Authority for Making
Payments of Salary and Perquisites
to Paramount Blount, but the Sub
ject Goes Over Until Next Monday.
No Quorum in the House.
Ohio Farmers' Alliance Is Hostile to Seo
rstary of Agriculture.
Columbus, O., Jan. 4. The Ohio
Farmers alliance, in convention here
adopted a resolution unanimously last
ntght demanding that President (low
land remove J. Sterling Morton, sscre
tary of agrioulture, because of bis
unfriendly and unjust treatment of
STILL AFTER HAMILTON'S MONEY.
Supreme Court Asked to Pass on Valid
ity of Eva's Marring-.
New York, Jan. 4. Argument was
heard by the supreme court, general
term, today, on the appeal of Evn Rnv
Maim from the decision of Surrogate
Ransom holding that she Is not the
widow of Robert Hay Hamilton, the
wealthy assemblyman, who was found
dead near bis ranch In the west after
he bad gone through a .marriage cere
Expressions of Democrats Who Wil
Confer as to How the Bill May
Washington, Jan. 4. An informal
meeting of all the Democratic mem
bers of the house wa;. nre dissatisfied
with tho tariff bill will be held r.o-mor-
row morning. At tins meeting an
effort will be made to agree upon snme
concert of action lookiug to the defeat
of the measure, if such a rssult bo possible.
One representative, who frankly an
nounces ims purpose of voting against
tho bill if it be not materially amended,
said today that at tomorrow night's
free trade caucus it would not be tios
sible to secure pledges from a minor
ity of the Democrats to support tne
It is currently reported this after
noon that one of the Democratic mem
bers of tb ways and means committee
who is dissatisfied with the measure
has refused to attend the caucus or to
bo bound by its decisions
Washington, Jan. 4.
TODAY in the house was but a
repetition of yesterday. Mr.
Buntelle took up the same tac
tics ns yesterday aud started the
Hawaiian ball rolling by trying to ob
tain the floor for his resolution censur
ing the president. The question of
consideration being raised by Mr. Mc
Millin. of Tennessee, the homo settled
down to a series of unproductive roll
culls nutil 1 10 o'clock, when, as the
Republicans declinod to vote and the
Democrats were unable to place on
record a quorum of their own, the fight
was given up for the day aud the house
adjourned until tomorrow.
The public session of the senate to
day occupied only an hour, and au ad
ditional ten minutes in executive ses
sion closed up the labors of the day.
As the senate will not meet again till
Monduy. it has to its credit for the first
week after recess exactly two ami a
half hours' work outside of committees.
HAWAIIAN MATTER RECALLED,
There were only two matters of pub
lic interest in today's proceeding. Oae
was a resolution offered by Mr, Hoar
calling upon the secretary of the treas
ury for n statement of the sums paid
out of the treasury to Mr. Blount as
commissioner to Hawaii, and as to his
authority lor making such pay
ment. The other was a motion
made by Mr. Gray to take up
for consideration the home bill to re
peal the federal election laws. Mr.
Hoar's resolution went over without
action, on objection by Mr. Gorman
und will be laid before the senate next
Monday, when th're mav be some dis -cussion
upon it, and Mr. Gray's mo
tiou was, on tho suggest ion of Mr.
Hoar, postponed till Tuesday.
If successful then the bill to repeal
tbo federal election laws will have the
right of way, nacli day after the morn
ing businesj, until its final disposition.
and gilt. The edition will be only
100 and will be ready within three
THIS LEGISLATURE PAYS.
Damages Awarded for Seizins: the Min
nesota Coal Combiue'e Books.
St. Pall, Jan. 4. The anti-coal
combine case of last winter was prob
abably closed in the district court yes
terday by the report of the referee,
John L. Townley. John J. Rhodes,
the manager of the alleged conspiracy,
sued the members of the lettislative in
vestigating committee for $50,000 dam
ages for seizing the books of tho com
bine.. Referee Townley reported, assessing
each of the seven legislators the sum of
$500, This sum, however, to be pro
vided by the state, tho legislature hav
ing so provided before adjournment.
VERY COLD IN SOUTHERN EUROPE.
In Rome, Vienna and Paris Oreat Suffering-
Caused by Frigidity.
Paris, Jun. 4 In Toulon it grows
colder. Iu Perigue, among tho mildest
of winter resorts, everything is snowed
up. Heavy snow storms are reported
from Corsica. In Antwerp the docks
are encumbered with 1 06 and it is
feared that many vessels will be caught
In Rome the snow continues and the
cold grows more iutense. The ther
mometers this asternoon registered
only IS degrees above zero in this
city. Iu Vienna the cold Is growing
more intense. It is already 114 degrees
below freezing. Many have been frozen
FIVE SHOT AND FIVE JAILED.
HOKE SMITH BACKS DOWN.
The Suspension of Judge Xona's Pension
Is Counts! manded.
Washington, Jan. 4 The commii-
sioner of pensions has decided, in view
of the passage of the act of Dsc. 21,
180,1, ib daring pensioners averted
rigid, that he no longer has the right
to withhold the pension of Judgo
Long, of Michigan.
He bus accordingly ordered that the
suspension of his pension be removed.
CROUP OF NOTABLE DEATHS.
Ex-Aldermau Ezokiel Jones, of Heading.
General John U Stevenson, at llostou,
William L liruce, formerly editor of the
New Jersey Enterprise, of Burlington,
John M. Cronkwhite, proprietor of the
famous trout pavilion at Kattskill bay,
John W. Mulford, 00 yoars old,
foreman of the New Jersey Central
road, at KoBello, N. J.
Charles Barues, a prominent Republican
and manager of the Barnes Whin Manu
facturing compauy, at Mecbanicsburg, Pa.
Colonel Floyd CJIarkson, of the Seventh
Regiment Veteran association, New York,
ex-commander of tho Uraud Army of the
Republic, of New York.
The oldest hotel-keeper in New York,
William P. Earle, aged S, who had made
a fortune in his business, and was one of
tho oiigiuators of tho National Park bank.
George W. Savage, OS years old, of Rail
way, N. J., United States consul at Dun
dee, Scotland. Deceased wns also con-ul
to Belfast, Ireland, during Cleveland's
Adolph U Sanger, a prominent lawyer
and ex-president of the New York board
of education and board of aldermen, aged
55; also prominent in various Hebrew
JOTTINGS OF CAPITAL NEWS.
The negotiations with the Shoshoun and
Arapahoe lndiaus iu Wjomiug have ended
There was an increaso in 1893 of 801 in
the number of presidential postof&ces, aud
Till in tho"fourth-clas8.
The government "Blue Book" for 1808 is
out, showing va,uuu government employes
outside the general postal service.
Chairman Holmun has issued a call for a
meeting of the Democratic caueus to-night
at so ciock to consider tue tarui bill.
P. K. Oglesby, an American citlzon,
churned with assaulliug a Havaua police
man, had beeu released by the Cubau
Attorney General Olney has appointed
his private socretary, W. C. Endicott, Jr.,
of Massachusetts, pardon clork in the de
partment or Justice.
The secretary of the treasury has sent
a communication to congress in which he
estimates tost an appropriation of S7.280,.
05li will be uecessary to defray the ex
pnnsos of collecting the revenue from cus
toms for the fiscal year eudiug Juue SO,
ANALYZING THE HOUSE VOTE.
Indications Pointing to Democratic
Weariness of the Wilson BilL
Washington, Jan. 4 A study of
the last vote iu the house today dis
closes fiomo interesting not to say
strikiug fucts. The four members wlu.
voted for the Boutelle resolution were
Adams, the new member from Penn
sylvania, and MoOall, of Massachu
setts, who is opposed to filibustering on
principle, Republicans, aud Pence, of
Colorado, and Bosn, of Minnesota,
Populists, lhe absence or f. ill lire to
vote of Democratic representatives
suflicieutlv accounts for the inability
of the majority to proceod with the
Of the Democratic members from
New England, Everett, of Massachu
setts, Pigott and DeFore-t, of Con
necticut, only votd to make a
quorum, ten of the eighteen Democratic
members from New York were not re
corded, six Democratic representa
tives from N'-w Jersey were rs pre
sented by Mr. English alone, and the
six of Louisiana all failed to respond to
their names except Mr, Btanchard.
When the First Group Was Disposed
of tho Second Received Trial
by Court Martial.
THE EMPEROR'S LITTLE JOKE.
Kaiser Came in by tho Back Way and
Surprised the Dancers.
London, Jan. 4. A dispatch from
tho News from B?rlin says: The em
peror's visit to Prince Henry at Kiel
was a surprise to the prince. Ho was
giving n big dance at the castle at the
time and had no idea of the emperor's
On reaching the castle the emperor
ascended an unfrequented staircase
while the dancing was at its height.
When tho doors were flung open the
emperor entered, laughing and rub
bing his hands and seeming greatly
delighted at tho success of his surprise.
As the Castle was full of guosts, the
emporor was provided with u bed in
Prince Henry's study.
ANDREW CARNEGIE GOES ABROAD
Will Seek a Warmer Climate for tho
Benefit of His Health.
New Yohk. Jan. 4 Andrew Carne
gie, accompanied by Mrs Carnegie, w.vs
among the saloon passengers ou the
Hamburg-American Line steamship
Columbia, which sailed this afternoon
for Mediterranean ports. They will go
to Alexandria, E,'ypt.
Their voyage is in pursuance of the
orders of Mr. Carnegie's physician, who
sends his patient to sea to recover from
the effects of an attack of grip, from
which bo has been suffering for a fort
night. Their sojonrn abroad, it is said,
will be of short duration.
PETITION FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE.
Arrangements for Printing Mr. Black
ston'a Appeal for Arbitration.
CHICAGO, Jan. 4 W. E. Blackstone,
the projector of the Woilil's fair mem
orial to all the governments of the
world petititioning for universal 1 peace
and the substitution of treaties of ar
bitration for the methods of war, bas
returned from Washington, where he
received the assurance that Secretary
Gresham would forward the memorial
through diplomatic channels to the
Mr. Blackstone, on his arrival, pro
ceeded at once to make arrangements
for printing the document. It will be
published iu an octavo volume of sixty
pages, the signatures in fao-simile en
gravings and the binding in morocco
Philadelphia, Jan. 4. The British
steamship Chilian, Captain Fetters, ar
rived hero today from Pernambuco.
Captain Fetters was in Pernambuco
when the sailors from the guardship
Paraiuhyba were shot. Captain Fdt
ters says the men executed were not
naval cadets but ordinary seamen,
Ten of them were charged with dis
loyalty and plotting to overthrow the
government. They were taken ashore
and live of them were shot off in the
plaza of the city. After tho shooting
of the five sailors the military author!
ties decided th it a court martial might
be more in order than simply shooting
men down like dogs and one was held
and the other five men escaped with
imprisoumeut iu the fortress.
EX-SPEAKER REED ON THE TARIFF.
He Also Has a Magazine Artiole on the
New York, Jan. 4. The North
American Review publishes a paper by
ex-Speaker Rsed on the Wilson tariff
bill, from which the following is an
"Now that the bill is beforo us, what is
to be said of it? Clearly it is not a bill for
revenue ouly, since it reduces the revenue
of the country probably T5,0()0,UOl), so far
as tiio usual treasury calculations can furn
ish us any aid iu determining what the
loss will bo. If there beany gsin to be an
ticipated to be set off against this loss it
cannot come from increased importations,
which will just so much diminish Ameri
can production aud bo so much taken away
from Amoi iciiu labor.
The bill cannot claim the uiorit, if there
be any, of free trade except such as comes
to it from haviug selected and cut of from
protection tnauy industries which were at
least as "deserving us those which aro to
survive. In its struggle 'o put raw ma
terials on the free list, this bill, devised in
the main by southern men, has so stricken
the undeveloped region of this country
that the south is more likely than any
other part of us to pre-omiueutly suffer by
"Tim bill cannot claim nuy merit as a
fulfillment Of the platform of the Demo
cratic party. Biuco that platform denounc
ed protection as robbery; and if protec
tion bo robbery, then this bill is robbery on
a sliding scale. Iu oue instance, at least,
tire bill involves more unblushing misuse
of public funds than was ever charged
upon its predecessors, oven iu thoo im
pussionod harangues over the honors o f
taxed trace chains which illumiuatod my
earlier days iu cungress."
WINE MEN SUBMIT A PROTEST.
The Wilson Bill Permite the Importation
of Cheap French Products.
San Fkanltsco, Jan. 4 California
wine men have discovered a clause in
the Wilson tariff bill wnich is causing
them much worry. The clause referred
to is that providing for a duty of 50
cents per gallon on still wines, while it
provides that no import tax shall ex
ceed 100 per cent, of the value of the
wine to be imporled.
Witio men say under this law that
millions of inferior aud impure French
wines, Worth only 8 cents per gallon,
Oan be imported to compote witli pure
California wines. Wine men will
make a vigorous protest against the
SPARKS FROM THE TELEGRAPH.
Russia has oiT.'red its World's fair postal
exhibit to Uncle Sam.
St. Louis capitalists scheme to buy all o f
Mexico's iinthracite coal lauds.
Mounted policemen iu Now York have
been ordered t j wear buckskin tights.
The University of Chicago gets IM.OI'O
more from Johu D. Rockefeller to buy
Now York's election prosecutions will be
conducted by District Attorney Fellows
personally iu February,
Sixty of tbo raided women who lied from
Dr. Parkhurst's ottlcurs in New York are
now iu Montreal hotels.
Attempting to SUOOt Georg.i Sturgis In a
quarrel, Juhu laivicks, of Glasgow, la.,
fatally wounded ids ll)-year-old boy.
After ton years of opium smuggling
from Canada, Donald Kennedy, a notori
ous criminal, was nabbed at Detroit.
Suioko in n blnziug New York tenement
suffocated Florence Mullaly, 21 years old;
Merty Moore, aged 0U, aud Floreuce Dee
Insabeon religion, Frederick A. Names,
of Ottawa, Mich., called at the Chicago po
lice statiou to secure Preudergast's release,
aud was sent to an asylum.
Washington. Jan. 4. Forecast
for t rulay: For eastern inn
J sflraam, ye n-
510 AND 512
In order to close out balance?
of stock in a few broken
lines the following
will hold good for this week.
7 pieces 4in. Storm Scrga
in Navy, Myrtle and Black
55c, former price 85c.
5 pieces 54. in. in Navy only,
65c, former price $1.00.
4 pieces 501a Hop Sacking,
50a, former price $i.oo4
16 pieces strictly all-wool'
Cheviots in Stripes and
29c and 47c, former price
50c and 65c.
A few Choice Patterns Fine Scotch
Cheviot Suits in Broken Checks
aud Plaids at nearly Half-Price.
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