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SCILVXTOX, PA., TUESDAY MOUSING-, NOVEMHElt 13, 1891.
TWO CENTS A COPY,
Arr;iiiicinents for tk (ioiil bond Is
sue Are Complete.
BANKS ILL ITT 11' THE METAL
Presidents of The of the Leading Hank
ing Institutions of New York City
Agree to Furnish Cold to Deposit
ors Who Desire to Invest.
By the L'nltod Tress.
Xew York, Xov. 12.
According to announcements made on
good authority the government loan
will be Issued as soon as the details are
perfected and the circulars are printed,
probably on Wednesday morning.
The issue will be $."iit,OW,Uiit of 5 per cent,
bonds redeemable in ten years, and no
upset price will lie llxed by the govern
ment. Assurances have been received
by the leaders iu the movement which
warrants the assertion that the Issue
will, lie hugely over-subscribed, and
bldo will be mi a trille better basis than
It per cent.
The banks late today refused to make
time leans on the rates which have pre
vailed, as It Is expected that the por
tion of the $r0.uinl,iliiii gold paid for the
bunds will be withdrawn from the Xew
Yoi k banks and trust companies. This
will raise the rate of interest, .and in
anticipation of this result the banks
and trust companies decline to loan
money until the effect upon interest
rates can lie fully calculated.
All bankers concur In the opinion that
the withdrawal of nearly JtiO.UOO.uOl)
from general circulation will have more
effect than in last January, us there is
a better demand for money ut present,
and the improving prospects of busi
ness Indicate a still greater demand
when the manufacturing fur the spring
tiolj Will lie l'ortlicoining-
I'lve presidents of national hanks,
who are regarded as the leaders of the
bi.pt; presidents in Xew York city, met
iu tin' ollice of Henry W. Cannon, presi
dent of tlie Chase Xallonal bank, late
today. They were: Mr. Cannon; Presi
dent Xasli, of the Corn Kxehungo Xa
llonal bank; Tappcn, of the (iallatin
Xational bank; Simmons, of the Fourth
Xatliinal. and Williams, of the Chemical
National bank. These gentlemen gath
ered in the oHice of the Chase National
bank to discuss the Impending govern
The consensus of opinion
wus that tlie bankers of New York
would furnish to depositors freely the
gold necessary to take the bonds. Tills
decision is of importance, as the banks I
represented at this informal conference
with the 1'nlon Trust and Cnited States
and Central Trust companies, hold the
bulk of the gold in, Xew York.
Presidents King, .Stewart and Oloott,
of the trust companies mentioned, have
already extendud to the administration
their assurances that the new Issue
will be taken carp of. When the Feb
ruary issue was made depositors had
difficulty In obtaining gold from banks
and many only secured legal tenders.
The government thus failed to secure
over j:!8,(lu,00li gold for the $-R,0n,000
netted by the sale of $."l),i)iw,000 bond.
TJie decision of the bankers to give up
their gold freely will, consequently,
n.-t a larger amount of gold for
tlie government as the result of
forthcoming $V',00O.un0 bond Issue. It
Is understood in Xew York that
the new issue will be announced within
forty-eight hours, if circulars and sub
scription blanks can be .procured In
C. T. U. CON VENTION.
The National Body to Hold Its Annuul ,
Gathering a.t Clevcluni! Nov. 1 2,
By the United Press.
Cleveland. O., Nov. 12. The National
Women's Christian Temperance union
will hold their convention at Music
Hull, commencing next Friday evening
and closing Xov. 21. It will be the
most notable meeting ever held in this
city. Speakers of world wide reputa
tion will be here to discuss the cause of
Miss Frances Wlllard, president of
the union, ulso of the World's union,
will address the meeting during the
week. Lady Henry Somerset, vlce-presldent-ttt-large
of the World's Wo
men's Christian Temperance union,
who sailed Oct. 31 for Kngland to pre
side and speak at an important execu
tive committee meeting of the society
of which she is president, and which
was to meet at Hirmingham today, will
return to American and come directly
here and give a "benefit" lecture, the
proceeds to be equally divided between
the Xational und the World's Women's
fhrlstlan Temperance union. Xeul
Pow, "the Grand Old Man of Prohibi
tion," is also expected here during the
convention, and will make an address.
There will be two sessions each day,
nnd delegates from every city In the
union will come to tlie gathering. The
National Women's Christian Temper
ance union was organized In Cleveland,
O., In 1871.
WALKED IN HER SLEEP.
A W ilmington Woraun Tumbled Out of it
Vt indow, und May Ile.
By the I'nlted Tress.
New York. Nov. 12. A well-dressed
and llne-uppearing woman of about 25
years registered at the Ashland house,
on Saturduy evening ns "Mrs. Lane,
Wilmington." She was. assigned to a
room on the second floor. Next morn
ing, about 3.30 o'clock, Policeman Will
iam Coleman, while passing the hotel,
found a woman, dressed only In her
night, clothes, lying unconscious on the
sidewalk. She was taken Into the ho
tel and was there recognized as Mrs,
She afterward could not explain her
plight, but thought she must have fal
len from a window while walking In
HOKE SMITH'S METHODS.
Kye-Wltuesises Demanded lie fore a Pen
slun Would lie Increased.
By the .United Tress. ;
ColllmhUH. O.. KnV 19 An mrcrra.
voted case of lloke Smlthlsm is re
ported here. A man who had u splendid
vcord of service during the war, and
has been n respected citizen since, has
for twenty-five years been drawing a
pension of $4 per month for a severe
gun-shot wound. For five years he has
been trying to get an Increase, to which
he was Justly entitled. During this
congressional campaign the veteran
sought Mr. Outhwnlte, and the? latter,
who was looking after voters, was thus
induced to take some action in the case.
He wrote the pension department, and
tlie reply which he turned over to I he
wounded soldier said that the applica
tion was held up pending the receipt of
What evidence did they want? Not as
to the extent nf disability or the need of AXTS KEl'OKM 01 CTKKEXCY
the claimant. No. They wanted the j
testimony of a commissioned officer and !
two other eye-witnesses as to the in- ! Cleveland Says the Democratic Pa re
currence of the wound. As to the Incur- i .Must Proceed to the Redemption of Its
rence of a wound that the government Pledges, but Is Convinced the Tariff
nuu once receiveu suusiuoiory eviuence
of, and on which they had been paying j
a pension for a quarter of a century, j
The evidence at that time is good j
enough for a $4 pension, but not for an
IS or $12 pension.
A Young .Man Diet from the Effects of
By the United Press.
New York, Xov. 12. Superintendent
Byrnes received a telegram at police
headquarters about 11 o clock this j credit currency issued by the banks for
morning. The telegram was signed by j the present system of forced legal ton
G. X. Hoynolds, of Lancaster, Pa., and ! paper. Tlie president was unwill
read as follows: "See my son, X. H. I ig to rulseth!s issuo during the long
Keynolds, at once at Mti Kast Thirty- j session of the present congress, while
fourth street. He writes that he will ! u. tin ill" had not been finally disposed
commit suicide. 1 am coming by train." , ,,c.
Superintendent Hj rues ordered that a h... regards tlie tariff issue ns out of
policeman be sent around at once. Po- , tne way for several years, In spite of
licemun Uilloyle went tolhe house. I the llepubliouii success of last Tuesday,
was met at the door by a young woman ;
with bleuched hair, who said that she
kept a boarding house and that young
Reynolds as one of Iter lodgers. His
room was on the third floor and sin."
escorted the policeman upstairs. The
door was not locked and Glfoyle pushed
Onthe bed lay a young man uncon
scious. The officer immediately sum
moned medical aid, but the young man
died shortly after the arrival of the
Lancaster, Pa., Xov. 12. X. R. Reyn
olds, the young man who committed
suicide In Xew York today, Is a son of
George X. Reynolds, one of Lancaster's
most prominent men. Ho was employed
as a clerk in the Lancaster Trust com
pany until Homo time this summer,
when he left ostensibly to go on a vacu-
! tlon. He did not come hack, however,
and It is believed that he has been liv
ing In Xew York since then.
CM FIRE AT XEW ORLEANS.
Twenty-Light Thousand Hales
Bj. l)le i;te,) jj,-,..
Xew Orleans, Xov. 12. Tlie largest
cotton lire in years took place tonight
at the TeXus and Pacific wharf, across
the river, entailing a. loss of $7.W,(iua.
Tlie wharf Is over M" feet long and was
totally destroyed. About forty freight
cars, loaded with cotton, were also con
sumed, making about 2,0m0 bales of
cotton destroyed altogether. The cause
of the lire is unknown.
ON E STORM'S COST.
Telcfiroph Companies in Connecticut I
Lose u Small Fortune.
By tho United Press.
Hartford, Conn., Xov. 12.-The extra-
ordinary Selection storm" had a special
splte evidently against the telegraph
and telephone lines of the Nutmeg state.
Never before was a storm so destructive '
to them, not even tlie blizzard of lSbS. It i
costs )25 to g.-t a new pole, and, on that j
basis, the telegraph folks estimate that
the damage to their lines in this state is
not less than $100,000.
The estimate, however, Is without
doubt altogether too low, since it Is al
ready known that S.ooO Doles .are down
j this state and 20,000 miles of wire
Tiuin Hobhers nt Work,
By the United Press.
Motion, Mo., Xov. 12.-Tlie Si.
and San Francisco west bound train was .
held up nve milts of this cliy tonight and
the expie,) cor looted. Bobbers secured
West Superior Wis., Is snow-bound.
Forest tires are doing great damage In
J. . Davis, of Lee, .Mass., a prominent
horseman, committed suicide by shoot
ing. Running Intti a railway bridge at To
ledo, the schooner Al. P. Uitrklow whs
Forest fires in Arkansas and Tennes
see make difficult navigation on the .Mis
sissippi. Seventeen nations are represented In
the Leg Angeles tCal.) International ex
hibition. Chicago citizens will clean out the. po
lice depurtment as a result of election day
Six companies have offered to lay tlie
proponed Paellle vublu between Canada
The aupreine tribunal of the Knlniits
of Pythias has adopted new rules of pro
cedure at Cincinnati.
Four hundred Choctaws are on the war
path In Indian Territory, on account of
Sllon Lewis execution.
Creditors of Walter Wooley, a New
York real estate agent, mourn Ids flight,
leaving $1D,H00 debts behind.
In a tight with union strikers in a Chi
cago building, H. K. liurgess shot dead
James Doyle, who led the mob.
Actress Marion Manokt, who is In a pri
vate asylum ntar Boston; Is recovering,
and will go on the stage again.
Quarreling1 with Patrick Welsh, her
lover, .Miss Mary A. Harold took poison at
Chelsea, Mass., but may recover.
Arkansas senators nnd congressmen are
visiting Indian Territory to 'consider the
advisability of statehood for the Terri
tory. To show his power, Judge Heott, of
Omaha, sent to Jail Pat (. Hawes, u
prominent lawyer, und fined u woman
For driving over and fatally hurting
John T.. Hulpln, Frank Elghmy nud Ku
gene Avery, of Saratoga, X. Y were nr
In a battle with bandits near Durango,
Mex., Henry Ward, an American, was
shot dead, and F. P. Orth, hU canipHniou,
Two thousand dollars damages Is asked
by Itobcit Ijewls, a colored hotel porter
of rVw York, for a kicking received
from Colonel Henry Evani.
With the crazy notion that he Is em
peror of Cormuny,' Father Schnotle, of
Omnlm, locked hlinaelt In a hotel room
and threatened to shoot nil comers.
For the theft of horses, Flora MeGros
sen, aged ID, of Cedurville, O.,- was sent
to prison for a year, and Wllliara, Black
burn, 7 years old, was arrested ut JClk-hurt.-Ind.
I An Important Matter Is to Be Dis
j cussed in His Next .Message. .
Issue Is Played Out.
' By the United Press. .
Washington, Xov. 12.
. President Cleveland is likely to raise
' a new issue In his annual message In
I December, as Important, In an economic
' sense, as the one which he raised in
I ISfcV in regard to (the tariff,
j The new measure which he will roc
! onimend to congress will be the radical
I reform of the currency upon Demo
cratic lines, by tlie substitution of a
lm, t llc--. that the Democratic party
should proceed to the redemption of th
lust important pledge in its national !
platform which has not been acted
upon, the reform of the currency.
WOMEN' VOTED STUAKJHT.
Colorado's lintlre Satisfaction with a
Vemule Suffrage experiment.
l?y the Vnitrd Props.
Denver, Col., Xov. 12. The surpris
ing Interest taken by the women of
Colorado In tlie late campaign is be
ginning to be fully appreciated. Among
; the great crowds that thronged Si.v
; teenth srreet on election night the
; women were most prominent. They
I screamed with tlie men whenever the
bulletin boards before the newspnper
j oCices and before the county he;idiuar-
ters of the Republican party displayed
returns or estimates of returns from
! the state.
The Intelligent women have taken a
decided Interest in politics. This inter
est developed in many ways during the
campaign, and was fully demonstrated
by the avalanche of votes cast last
Tuesday. More women voted in pro
portion to the registry lists than did
the mule Voters. Several women very
close to the century mink went to ihe
pedis and voted. It is the general re
port that the women knew better how
to handle the complicated Australian
ballot than the men did, and fewer mis
takes were made by them. It is also
true that the womn did the most of the
The municipal problem In Denver has
awakened a great deal of Interest, and
tlie women, regardless of all party
lines, assort that they will take up the
issue presented in this field In the effort
to secure a better local government. A
better class of office holders will prob
ably result frmn the change.
better class of office holders will prob-
nbly result fnun the change.
COL. WA1TE SPEECHLESS.
l ufe Pence Told the fiovernor to Go uml 1
' ury Himself. ,
13' the United Press. I
Denver, Col., Nov., 12. Governor
Waite received a dressing down In his
, own executive chambers Saturday night j
j by the conservative men of his party, i
Nearly all the candidates on the Popu
! list ticket were present, and each one In
j turn sailed into the old man, roughshod.
Lafe Pence, congressman for the
I First district, yns tlie principal speak
; er. He denounced the governor and Ills
j following In unmeasured terms, telling
j him to get himself off Into the vllder-
ness as soon as possible after Jan. 1,
.and there bury himself from tlie sight
of men. "We want no more long-haired,
n.'irchists and socialists in
be exclaimed with warmth.
"and the quicker you and your ollicc
grabbing friends take yourself away the
better you will be lilted."
The conservatives were so forcible
that for tlie first time since coming to
Denver, Waite was speechless.
MORALS OF CYCLING,
A Cvcline Minister Preaches a Sermon to
By the United Press.
Trenton, X. J., Xov. 12. llev. Morris
Penfleld Fikes, pastor of the First Bap
tist church, preached a sermon to the
Mercer county wheelmen Sunday morn
ing on "Morals of Cycling." over a
hundred bicyclists, Including .several
ladles, rode to church on their wheels,
which were "stored in the Sunduy
school room during the services. Sus
pended over the pulpit from tlie ceiling
hung it bicycle, elaborately decorated
with the yellow and blue colors of th
club, and two bicycles were arranged
on each side of the preacher.
At tlie conclusion of the service there
was a small w heelmun's parade uptown
from the church. Mr. Fikes Is an en
thusiastic wheelman and u member of
The Kolbites muy try to steal Alabama.
Postmaster E. P. Klsner, of Hazleton,
The Cuiiton Copper works at Baltimore
have Increased wages 111 per cent, owing
to the Hepubllenn victory.
Hecoider-elcct John W, (ioff will con
tinue to probe Cotham rottenness until
he assumes his new ollice, Jan. .
Ten candidates, headed by Stephen H.
Llklns mid Judge Nathan Uoff, seek the
Republican semUorslilp from est Vir
ginia, i V
(lenerul Hastings has Informally in
vited the. cadets of the Pennsylvania
State college to act as his eicort at his In
auguration. General James S. Clarkson, of lown, has
been converted by the Colorado experi
ment to woman suffrage. He says women
will purify politics.
Kx-Oovernor Wilson, of West Virginia,
offered, If McDowell county gave l,unO
Republican plurality, to use his head as a
foot bull. It gave 1,-KW plurality.
Tho republicans of Alcona icounty,
Michigan, will relehrato tho Republican
victory not by spending money for llrn
works and parades, but by providing ev
ery family In Harrlsvllle with a fat
turkey and trimmings for Thanksgiving.
Five active candidates for tho senator
ial seat of Mr. Washburn, of Minnesota,
are already in the Held Tawney, Towne
and McCleary, of the congressional ilela
gatlon; ex-Senator Babln and ex-Con-gregsm&n
. - i ffc
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Senator Kansom Explains tlie Cause
of Democracy's Defeat.
THKOl'GH ALL HE IS fiOF'ElTL
He Claims That the Purty Will Hull us
l ight I oIIohs Mght and Will Again
1 nite and follow Its Principles.
.Mr. Voorhces Will Not Talk.
IJy the United Tres?.
Washington, Nov.' 12.
Senator Ransom, of North Carolina,
who will be nmong the missing of tlie
senate iu the next congress, reached
Washington tills afternoon. In an in
terview with u I'uili'd Press reporter as
to the cause of Democracy's defeat, Mr.
Ransom reluctantly said:
"It lias happened, almost without ex
ception In the I'liiled Stales, that the
lirst election after the Inauguration of
a new administration is adverse to tlie
administration. This, doubtless, arises
from the disappointment of the Indi
viduals of the party who had filmed
great expectations of good to result to
.themselves ''' virtue uf their liuity.be-.
Ing In power.
"Th'T Democratic party will rally,"
he said,' "as sure as light shall follow
theillcrllt' It will fiu-utn lllilto:itid foUov
ing its principles the principles upon
wn)cn this government is founded will
K im KttIn t , V),nory."
Washington, Nov. 12.-Senntor Voor-
hees, of Indiana, arrived in Wushlng-
ton this evening. The senator declined
tl) tall. ,,iit(.al affairs or assign tiny
r,,ilf,on fr the remarkable slump of last
DEATH OE CLWVDl-ARDl).
The Venerable ArchJruid of Wules Is No
Special to the Scranton Tribune.
London, Xov. 5. The venerable
"Clwydfardd," the arch-druid of Wales,
passed peacefully away at tlie pntri
nrchal age of 04 years. His death came
hsu shock to all lovers of the eisteddfod,
as tlie old man had been so long and so
Intimately associated with the C.orsedd
ceremonies that the public had learned
to regard him. us inseparably connected
wllh the ancient rites. A national eis
teddfod without the old .Arch-druid
"Clwydfardd" will be an unusual spec
tacle, and tlie (lorsedd, in the absence
of the venerable poet, whose hoary
locks and venerable beard so belilted
his office, will lose much of its charm.
llev. David tirltlltli, for such was his
j proper name, was born in Denbigh on
Xov. 20, JS00, but despite his advanced
i uge. he remained hale, hearty and
strong almost to tlie lust. By trade he
was a watchmaker, plumber and bell
hanger, a combination not rare In the
days of yore In Wales. Latterly he
lived at Abergele, anil it id u matter
of satisfaction that, thanks to the Inter
vention of many eminent men, his de
clining years were spent In comparative
comfort. Clwydfardd, early in life, re
vealed literary and poetic abilities of no
! mean order: his father was a celebrated
prydydd, and thu archdruld, himself.
as a ready onglynwr, was unrivalled,
and has Initiated Into the mystic circle
j of the (lorsedd many thousands of per
sons, Including celebrities of world wide
renown and many crowned heads, in
I eluding the Queen of Itoumaula, "Syl-
URD WANTS DAMAGES.
Was Poisoned ut the Carnegie Steel Com
By the I'nlted Press.
Pittsburg, Nov. 12. Another echo of
the famous Homestead strike was heard
today by the suit of 11. J. Bird for $30,
000 damages against the Carnegie Steel
company. The plaintiff, a non-union
workman, alleges that he was poisoned
while working for defendants. He ate
In tho famous No. C restaurant and
soon utterward became sick.
He. was ill until January, 1S!)3, and
could not work, and after that he could
only work half time until April last,
when he was discharged. He claims to
have been reduced from n. man weigh
ing 140 pounds to 76 pounds.
DIPHTHERIA CIRE IN CHICAGO
Tho Health Department Has begun to
.Muke Anti-Ton Inc.'
By the United Press.
Chicago, Nov. 12. Chicago's Health
department, under the direction of
Commissioner Reynolds, lias begun the
manufacture. of antl-toxlne, the newly
dlscnvered cure for diphtheria. The
work hns been carried on for two weeks,
but with secrecy, because It was
thought If the mutter became general
ly known the experiments would be
hindered by the visits of medical stu
dents and others Interested In bacteri
It Is tho Intention of Pr. Reynolds to
One Democrat Is Comfortable, At
go on with 1 1 10 work, and if means can
be secured, manufacture the antl-tox-lue
In quantities sufficient to guard
ayulnst an epidemic of diphtheria. For
this purpose an ordinance is now be
fore the city council, providing for an
appropriation of $1(1.000.
SHOT HIS MOTHER.
George Martin Hunting His Krotlicr-In-
I an w ith a Hubert Hiflc.
Special to the Serantun Tribune.
Piltston, Xov. 12. Ueorgo Martin,
ngod 17. who resides on South Main
street, tonight shot his mother, who lie
mistook for ills brother-in-law.
Tlie brother-in-law, Thomas Powell,
lives Willi the Martin family and be
came engaged in an altercation with
Crcorge Martin, who, in his ungovern-ubb-
rage, seized a Flobert rllle and
bbot at Powell, who ran out of the
house to escape the fury of the mud
Martin followed, but his brother-in-law
ran back into tho house and closed
tlie door behind him, while Martin dog
gedly stood w It'u rllle ready aimed for
his re-appearance. At this time, tho
mother anxious to pacify her son,
opened the door. Ho took aim and
shot her close to tlie eye, inflicting an
ugly w-ouml. He claimed that ho
thought It was Powell, but his brutal
passion was held to be no reasonable
excuse In mistaking the voice and fea
tures of his own mother.
Martin was arrested soon after the
occurrence nnd safely locked up In the
TEN PER CENT. ADVANCE.
Signs of Coming Good Times at Wavnc
By tho I'nlted Pr?ss.
Pittsburg, Pa., Xov. 12. An oillclal of
tlie Brown's Sons company, owners of
the Wayne Iron works, Is authority for
the statement that next week the com
pany will make good Its promise to
their puddlcrs by advancing wages 10
This voluntary advance will muke tlie
wages of puddlcrs ut the Wayne Iron
works $4.40 per ton.
CZAR'S FUNERAL TRAIN.
The Journey from Moscow to St. Peters.
By tho United Preys.
Moscow, Nov. 12. The body'ot Czar
Alexander . 1 J I . was taken from the
Kremlin at pt.20 o'clock today and con
veyed to the railroad station en route
for St. Petersburg, The procession Was
much the same as that upon the occa
sion of the nriival of the body.
special service was held at the sta
tion prior to the departure of the funer
THE BLIZZARDS ARRIVE.
Heavy Snow Storms Nuging Out In Mich
By tho United Prepj. '
Alelioininee, Mich., Nov. 12. A heavy
snow storm is raging here. The wind
Is blnwl'iig a gale from tho Houthwest
and ihe snow is driven iu sheets.
The steam , barge Prlngle and con
sorts, also the tiuslness. are two or
three days overdue and fears are en
tertained for their safety. The harbor
Is full of craft for shelter.
150W.MAN ON TRIAL.
The Self-Confessed .Murderer of un Arabi
BTflio Culled Press.
Wllkes-Barre, Pu Nov. 12. William
Bowman, the self-confessed murderer
who shot anil killed tlie Arabian ped
dler u few weeks ago, was called for
trial In the criminal court here today.
Tho court appointed counsel to de
fend him, and the case was then post
poned until Monday next to allow his
attorneys time to prepare their defense.
.Mills Again in Operation,
By the United Press.
Martin's Perry, Xov. 12. The Laugliin
Null works, which closed over two
muii t lis agu, was placed hi full operation
toduy. About tx men and boys ure em
ployed, buck of orders and hard times
were the cause assigned for the shutllng
l urtbqiiuUcut (.liichcc.
Ily the I'nlied I'ress.
Yamaska. QuWuc, Nov. li Earth
quake shocks quite violent und lusting
about tea seconds, were felt here lust
night ut 11.40 o'clock. They were ac
companied by a low, rumbling sound
whitih appeared to be from west to oust.
, FROM WASHINGTON.
A conscience contribution of 1200, for
warded through the collector of customs
at Philadelphia, bus reached the treas
ury. Civilians ale to be substituted for en
listed nieif as attoiulunts tu urmy elm
teens, refreshment, recreation and club
rooms of tlie regular soldiers.
As a resell of the retirement of (len
erul Howard, General Miles will go to
New York, General linger to Chicago and
General Korsythe to Sun Francisco,
THE ASIATIC SITUATION
Japanese Soldiers Continue tu Drive
China's Troops before Them,
ENGLAND'S HXUEK IX THE TIE
It Is Thought llmt Great Ilrltuin Will Sot
Allow the Honor of Settling tho
Great Conflict to lio to
the l nited States.
By the United Press.
London, Nov. 12.
A dispatch from Shanghai to the
Central News under today's date say;t
it Is reported there that Port Arthur
vns taken by the Japanese yesterdcy
without resistance. The Japanese, al
ter bomburdim; tho place for a short i
time, made a land assault upon the j
enemy's works', when the Chinese sur
rendered. Tho fceueral In command
and the chief officers of the Chinese
forces at Port Arthjir had abandoned I
the forts on Xov. 0 nnd disappeared.
The two Americans who were arrett
ed on board the Sydney, at Kobe, have ,
been released uip!or a written guaran
tee thnt they wocld p-lve no assistance
to the enemy. They have ab'o written
a letter expressing thanks for the kind !
treatment they received while under 1
The Chinaman who was arrested
with the Americans has been sent to '
As to Proposed Arbitration. '
Washington, Nov. 12. At a lato hour
this afternoon nothing oillclal had been
received at the state department from ,
ouner utiina or Japan. The Japanese j
ministry, It is well known, are con-'
sldering President Cleveland's proposi
tion to arbitrate, but it Is a matter of
loo grout import to be settled hastily.
The emperor of Japan, whose head
quarters are nt Hiroshima, w ill be con
sulted, nnd these various consultations
reciulre time. It is believed, however,
that definite replies will be received
from both countries by Wednesday of
this week. " -
That China Is nnvlous to ),rl
close a war so deslructlvu to her In
terests Is well known. It Is said today,
however, by those who are in a position
to rolled tlie view.-, of the Chinese min
ister, that China will not dare to deter
mine the matter absolutely until after
Great Britain shall have been heard
from. And it Is not bolleved that Great
Britain will be willing that the United
Htates abme shall gain the prestige
uihrh will naturully belong tu this
country for bringing the war to a close.
Great Britain wishes to have a voice In
effecting; the result.
Another stumbling block will be the
amount of indemnity. Japan will doubt
less hold out for $100,4110,000. Aside
from Ibo very natural desire of China
to reduce tlie Indemnity as much us
possible, it will be a matter of great
embarrassment In her present Impover
ished condition to raise so large a sum
as that which Japan will eiact. It can
only bo done by Increasing her duty on
foreign Importations, which is now
about 5 per cent., and which. In view of
her treaty obligations, will not be easy.
Great Britain, who is the largest ex
porter of manufactured products to
China, would be the llrst to protest
against tlds Increase in custom duties,
und this is another consideration which
will cause China not to net precipitately,
but to await Great Britain's pleasure.
Willi carbolic ucld Sirs. Emma Tite, of
Hanover, committed suicide.
Shenundoah City coal shaft was budly
wrecked by the full of a twisting cugti.
While gunning near CurllHlo, the little
sou of James Shearer shut himself la
tally. Tinplute muniifacturerfl In western
Pennsylvania are opposed to arbitrating
the wage dispute,
A third pocket of gus bus been struck
by the Halt Lick company, which Is boring
for oil near Hi lletonte. ,
Nearly nil the southern negroes Im
ported In the coke regions during the
strike lust summer have departed.
William Yeanlsli, of Columbia, driver of
a baker wagon, wus thrown from his
wagon this morning and Instantly killed.
His skull was crushed. He was formerly
chief of the Columbia flr depurtment.
i:uns' Flection Is Certain,
Hy the I'nlted Press.
Nushvllle. Ttnn., lNut. 12. Cnofllcial
returns from every county In tho state
give Kvans, Republican nominee for gov
ernor, (V plurality of 1,UM. Tho ligyres are
carefully compiled and the oillcliils will
not innteriully change them.
Increasing cloudiness and ruin or snow;
slowly rising temperature; Increasing
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