The Scranton tribune. (Scranton, Pa.) 1891-1910, December 23, 1895, Image 1

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No time for talking. A few facts
must tell the whole story. All we
need to soy Is that If you have not
yet done your Rift buying both you
and your friends nre In luck, for
they're likely to get better presents
and you're sure to save money any
way. SecoM
(See yesterday's papers for first
bargain list.
Celluloid Brush nnd Comb Sots In
beautiful box, worth $1.37.
New Prke, 98c
Combination Manicure nnd Brush
nnd Comb Sets, very handsome,
worth Sl.S'la
New Prke, $1.39
Beautifully Decorated Brush and
Comb Sets, elegant box to match,
cheap at $2.00
New Price, $3.49
Best Nickel and Steel equipments.
Very pretty boxes, two sizes.
New Prices, 69c from 85c
89c from $ J. 25
A taxi la RraMjer
Pull set of Soldiers, Sailors, Cow
boys, etc., for making pictures of
Battles, etc, Were Sue.,
New Price, 25c
Separate Boxes In Blush, benutiful
ly mounted In silver, etc. For set of
two were $2.
New Price, $1.39
'For Wee lets
Kitchen Outfits 19e., Kitchen Stoves
19c; Wash Sets, six pieces, with
Table, Tubs, Wringer, etc.
! New Price, 39c
Dolls' Furniture for Dining Room
and Parlor, large size.
New Price, 85c
xji uuiiiiii muiui ii-u oria, inn num
ber. Of pieces. Large size 01)c, extra
Size 79c,
Dredgers that work, with steam tug
' attached. The largest toy on earth
for the money.
New Price, 39c
Now On
111 Hour
Speaker Kced Announces His Assign
ments for the Present Term.
lie Is Mado Chairman of the Way and
Means Committee-Ex-Spcakcr Grow
and Congressman Scrnnton Arc Ite
merabered Other Selections.
"Washington. 13ec. 22. Speaker Reed
cleared the way yesterday for action
by the house of representatives by an
nouncing the list of committees for this
congress. Several surprises were oc
casioned by the reading of the list, but
generally the assignments made had
been discounted by current rumor.
There waa general satisfaction with the
work of the speaker and he was com
mended on all tides for the fairness and
ability as well an the consideration for
public Interests displayed in discharg
ing the delicate and arduous task.
The message of the president urging
congressional action to relieve the pres
ent financial distress was read and re
ferred to the committee on ways and
means, as was also the resolution pro
viding for a holiday recess. It waa snld
by the leaders of the house that it was
probable that the president's recom
mendation would be followed and no
holiday recess taken. Messrs Hank
head and Clark (Denis., Ala.) and Hut
cheson (Deiri., Tex.) appeared on the
floor for the first time this session and
worn nivnrn In
The chaplain referred In his prayer to
' the grave and momentous problems
facing the nation. For the solution of
these he prayed for guidance from on
high, "so that peace and tranquility
mny once again smile upon the land."
After the reading of the Journal Ex
ecutive Clerk iJruden announced
with the president's financial message
sent yesterday to the senate. Immedi
ately thereafter a message was received
from the senate announcing the pass
age of the house bill appropriating
$100,000 for the expenses of the proposed
Venezuelan boundary commission.
The message from the president was
heard with respectful attention, and
with its close the speaker said that it
would be referred to the committee on
ways and moans, and announced the
composition of the committee. This
having been done the full list of com
mittees was read by the clerk.
Important Committees.
The muke-urp of the most important com
mittees, as announced by Speaker Heed,
Rules The speaker; D. R. Henderson,
lowu; John Dulzeii. Pennsylvania; C. b
Cni, Georgia; Benton .McMillan, Tennes
see. Ways iind Means Nelson Dingley, Jr.,
Maine; Sereno ti. l'ayne, New York; John
IjuIz,.-,!, iunnsylvania; Albert J. Hupkli..,
Illinois; (.'. H. Giosveno, Ohio; Charles A.
Russell, Connecticut: J. 1'. Dollver, Iowa;
George Steele. Imliar.n; M. N. Johnson,
North DukotH; Walter Evans, Kentucky;
J. A. Tawne, Minnesota ; Charles F.
Crisp, Georgia; Benton .McMillan, Tennes
see; Henry (J. Turner. Georgia ; John C.
Tarsncy, .Missouri; Joseph Wheeler, Ala
bama; J. J. McLaurin, South Carolina.
Appropriations J. O. Cannon, Illinois;
H. H. Hlnghatn, Pennsylvania;' W. V.
Grout, Vermont; 8. A. Northway, Ohio;
William A. Stone. Pennsylvania; W. O. Ar
nold, Hhode Island ; E. J. Hatner, Nebras
ka; Richard Blue, Nebraska; Mahlon Pit
ney, New Jersey; James H. Hemmlng
way. Indiana; John K. ileCail, Tennessee;
Joseph 1). Mayers, Texas; A. M. Doekery,
Missouri: L. I. Livingstone, Georgia;
Samuel Robertson, Louisiana; F. C. Lay
toti. Ohio; K. Ilartlftt, New York.
Foreign Affairs R. R. Hitt, Illinois; W.
F. Draper, .Massachusetts; R. Adams. Jr.,
Pennsylvania; Lemuel B. Quigg, New
York; Robert Cousins, Iowa; Charles P.
Taft. Ohio: William A. Smith. Michigan:
Joel P. Heatnole, Minnesota; Richmond
Pearson. North Carolina: J. It. McCreary,
Kentucky; Andrew Price, Louisiana, II.
St. G. Tucker, Virginia; Hugh A. Dins
more, Arkansas; Hernando D. Money,
Mississippi; F. C. Newlands, Nevada.
Banking and Currency Joseph R. Walk
er, Massachusetts; Marriott Brosius,
Pennsylvania; II. IT. Johnson, Indiana;
Henry C. Va.: Voorhls. Ohio; J. II. Mc
Cleavy, Minnesota: Charles M. Fowler,
New Jersey; Jacob Lefever, New York;
George Spalding, Michigan; XV. A. Cal
ilerliead, Kansas; It. J. Hill, Connecticut;
K. D. Cooke, Illinois; Nicholas Cox, Ten
nessee; Seth XV. f'obb, Missouri. James K.
Cobb, Alabama; J. C C.-Black, Georgia;
Francis G. Newlands, Nevada; John K.
Cowen, Maryland.
Merchant Murine and Fisheries S. K.
Fayne. New York; O. D. Perkins. Iowa;
A. J. Hopkins, Illinois: L. M. Strong, Ohio;
M. C'rlswold; J. Slmpklns, Massachusetts;
R. 3. Miner, Wisconsin; A. 8. Berry, Ken
tucky; (1. A. Kobbins, Alabama; C. M.
Cooper, Florid: .1. K. FltBSterald, Massa
chusetts ; M. Crowley, Texas.
Rivers and Harbors W. B. Hooker, New
York: B. Herman. Oregon; S. M. Stephen
son, Michigan: .1. E. Ueyhurn, Pennsylva
nia; H. C. Cooue-r. Wisconsin; T. R. Bur
ton, Ohio: W. TO. Barrett, Massachusetts;
W. R'-eves, Illinois; C. A. Towne, Minne
sota: 1). B. Dover or. West Virginia; T. C.
Catching. Mississippi; R. K. Lester,
Georpla; R. H. Clarke, Alabama; P. D.
McOulloch, Arkansas; A. 8. Berry, Ken
tucky. Naval Affairs Charles A. Routelie,
Maine; John B. Robinson, Pennsylvania;
George W. Hullek,- Ohio; 8. C. Hilborn,
California: MelvPle Bull, Rhode Island;
Frank J. Hanley, Indiana: Francis H. Wil
son. New York; Charles Edward Foss, Il
linois: A. C. Dayton, West Virginia: Amos
.1. Camming. New York; Artolph Meyer,
Louisiana: H. D. Money, Mississippi; IT.
fl. Hnll. Missouri: F. C. Tate, Georgia;
Joseph J. Hart. Pennsylvania.
Coinage, Weights and Measures Charles
W. S'one. Pennsylvania: Martin N. John
son, North Dakota; O. A. Hartmnn. Mon
tana; Henry C. Brewster, New York; XV.
F. L. Hadley. Illinois; Addison 8. Mc
riure, Ohio; James H. Southward, Ohio;
BenlamlmL Falrchlld, New York; H. C.
Londenslagcr, New Jersey; Delegate
Frank J. Cannon. ITtah: John W. Allen,
Mississippi; J. H. Ilankhnad. Alabama;
Thomas C. MeRae, Arkansas; 8. M.
floarkman. Florida: James fl. Spencer.
Mlsilnslpnl; It. H, Clarke, Alabima.
Judiciary D. B. Henderson, Iowa; Case
Ttroderlck. Konas: Thomas Updegraff,
Iowa; Frederick H. Olllett, Massachusetts;
t.. M. Strong. Ohio; Henry W. Baker. New
Hampshire: Charles A. Connolly, Illinois;
J. J. .Jenkins. Wisconsin; Charles O. Bur
ton, Missouri: Foster V. Brown. Tennes
see: John W. Lewis, Kentucky; D. B.
Culberson. Texas: ?. J. Boatner. Louisia
na: Josenh 13. Was-hlngton. Tennessee;
Joseph W. BalTey. Texas: W. L. Terry.
Arkansas; David A. DeArmonrt. Missouri.
Military Affair John A. T. Hll. Iowa
Newton M. Curtis, New York: R-nlsmln
V. Msrsh, Illinois: TCohralm W. Wnomer,
Pennsylvania: Marshall Griffin. Wl'eon
s'n: Oeorce "K. Rout wick. New York;
Plr-bard W. Purke-. New Jei-sev: R. W
Bishop. Ml'-hle-an: T.iiflen J. F"efon Ohm":
John P. Trsev. MIoH: T, B. f.tron!
New Morleo: .Tnbn O Ts-ney. Mlnui:
P. Of'ner Tv'r. Vlflnlfl: nm R
McCWsn. New York: Jori K. H'.i,1hp
ton. Tennessee: Joseph .1. Hfl". Pepivl
vsnia; ames A. Lockhart, North Caro
lina. CofBfw t t o Chairmen,
Chairmen of the other committees nre:
Interstate and foreign comme-ve, Will
lam P. Hepburn. Iowa; Potofflces and
poetroads, B. T. Loud. California; elec
tions. No.'l, Charles Daniels, New York;
election. No. 2, H. TT. Johnson. Indian;
elections. No. 1. Samtiol W. McCall. Mna
chusetts: ipiibllo buildings and grounds,
Seth L. Mllllken. Maine; Paelfle railroad.
H. H. Powers. Vermont; claims." Charles
L. Brnmrn. Pennsylvania: agriculture.
James Wsdsworth, New York: mines and
mining. Daniel D. Altken, Mlchlran: In
dian affairs, James 8. Sherman, New
York: enrolled WIN. A.- L. Hsger. Iowa;
railway and canals, Chester A. Chlrker
Inr. New York; war claims, T. M. Mahon,
public lands, J. F. Lacey, Iowa; election
of president. Nawton M. Curtt. New
York; ajoobollo liquor traffic, Elijah A.
By the Courtesy
From the Chicago Times-Herald.
Chairman of Ways and Meant Committee.
Moree. Massachusetts: library. A. C. Har-
mer, Pennsylvania: printing, George D.
Perkins, Iowa; District of Columbia,
James A. Babeock. Wisconsin; education,
Galusha A. Grow, Pennsylvania: pensions,
Henry C. Loudi-nslager, New Jersey; ex
penditures in state department, L. IC.
yuigg. New York; expenditures In treas
ury department. Charles H. Grosvenor,
Ohio; expenditures In war department, XV.
XV. Grout. Vermont; immigration and nat
uralization, Richard Barthordt, Missouri;
expenditures In nayy department. H. F.
Thomas. MichlHan; expenditures in post
otllee department, II. H. Bingham, Penn
sylvania: expenditures in Interior depart
ment, Charles Curtis, Kansas; Irrigation
of Arid Lands, B. Hei'mann, Oregon; Mis
sissippi levees. G. XV. Ray, New York.
invalid pensions, J. A. Plckler, South
Dakota; labor, I. M. Phillips, J'ennsyiva
nla; patents, T. M. Draper. Massachu
setts; manufactures, I. D. Apskey, Massa
chusetts: militia. B. F. Marsh. Illinois:
private land claims, G. W. Smith, Illi
nois; rerorm in civil service, ai. erosius,
Pennsylvania: revision of laws. W. W,
Bowers, California; ventilation and acous
tics. XV. a. union. Micnigan: territories,
J. A. Scranton; Pennsylvania; expendir
tures in department of Justice, W. R. Ki
lls, Oreeon; expenditures in department of
agrlcr-Jture, C. XV. Glllet. New York: ex
penditures on public buildings, T. Settle,
North Carolina.
Speculators Will Make Money on Ameri
can Securities at Berlin-The Dears Are
Aided by the Press.
Berlin, Dec. 22. Public Interest In
Berlin In the quarrel between the Unit
ed States and Great Britain has never
been highly strained and bids fair to
become rapidly less, especially as re
gards the political aspect of the ques
tion. On the other hand, however,
financial anxiety Is on Jre Increase.
The operations on the Bourse here, in
Frankfort and Vienna, on Saturday
showed a great tendency to take the
situation seriously. It Is true that
nothing like a war panio prevailed, but
The operations on the bourse here, In
sion that the financial position must be
come much worse than It Is, whatever
may happen, In relieving the political
difficulty. The Belling of American
stocks on the various German bourses
proceeded actively and a considerable
number of selling orders are reported
to have een sent from Berne to Lon
don. The selling movement, meanwhile.
Is not that Investors are unloading, but
it Is largely confined to speculative
dealings which seem calculated to
eventually draw In genuine holders.
The concurrence of the financial nress
In the generally glonsf; view of the
monetary prospecth-tne United States
Is giving a great deal of assistance to
speculators for a fall. Responsible
newnpapers predict n flow of gold from
the United States. To a large extent
the trouble lies In the difficulty of Am
erican railroads and other enterprises
obtaining the support of European
capital, and the cessation of the re
vival of American Industry which re
cently set In.
In regnrd to a tariff war between Ger
many and the United States, nobody
affects to believe that anything of the
kind will occur, excepting Interested
agrarians who have been hoping that
such a war would result In the forma
tion of a strong agrarian and protec
tionist ministry In Germany,
Schorahnrah, Who Drew the Venemclan
I. Inc. Ones Snld Tohacco.
Washington, Dec. 22. An Interesting
fact In connection with the famous
Schomburgk line which has escaped ob
servation Is that the man who provided
the British government with that
boundary came to this country from
Oermany when he was twenty-two
years old nnd after working for some
time as a' clerk In Boston and Philadel
phia, became a partner In a Richmond,
Va.. tohacco manufactory In 1828.
The factory was burned down and
Schomburgk drifted to the West Indies,
where, after unsuccessful ventures. Ins
botannlcal work attracted the atten
tion of the London Geographical Soci
ety and secured means to explore the
unknown region of the Orinoco, where
he traveled from 1833 to 1839, when he
discovered the Victoria. Regia Lily and
numerous other plants. This wor led
the British government to commission
him to suggest a boundary between
Venesuela and Guiana nnd to make
further explorations. The line was
drawn and he was knighted by the
Queen for his services.
Schomburgk. until his death In 1863,
continued In the British consular ser
vice, but devoted himself chiefly to
geographical studies, being a member
of the principal American and Euro
pean learned societies.
Captain Itoseett'a Funeral.
Washington, Dec. 22. The funeral ser
vices of the tate Captain Isaac Boaaett,
the venerable assistant doorkeeper of the
senate, took place this afternoon at the
First Presbyterian church. Among those
who attended were Senators Gorman,
Sherman, Hawley, Petfer, Roach and
Mitchell, as a committee of the senate.
The body was interred la the concres
tlonal cemetery.
of H, H. Eohluat
No Cars Were Operated by the Trac
tion Company Yesterday.
Traction Officials Refuse to Kecocolzo
Representatives of the Amalgamated
Association Buslnesa Ilea Been
Killed by Strike -Trouble Ahead.
Philadelphia, Dec. 22. For the first
time since last Tuesday when the strike
of the motormen and conductors of the
Union Traction company began peace
and quiet today reigned in the streets
of Philadelphia. This was due to the.
decision of the Traction company to
make no attempt to run any of Its cars
today. -Thft) decision' was adhered to.
Since Tuesday the police force of the
city has been on duty almost continu
ously and the lull in hostilities today
afforded the men a much needed rest.
The strikers held a long meeting this
afternoon behind closed doors and the
probable result of this meeting was seen
tonight and a committee representing
the strikers and officials of the Union
Traction company held a long confer
ence at the offices of the company at
Eighth and Dauphin streets. At mid
night the result of this conference Is
still In doubt.
The sUlkers were represented on
their committee by President Mahon,
of the Amalgamated association of
street railway employes; Chairman
Lutx, of the strikers' executive commit
tee; George Chance, of the Typograph
ical union, and George Griffith, of the
Christian League. When this commit
tee presented Itself at the offices of the
company the traction officials refused
to recognize Mr. Mahon and Mr. Lutx
and these two walked the streets out
side, while Mr. Griffith and Mr. Chance
conferred with the railway people. A
proposition was laid before the traction
officials and this wbb met by a counter
proposition. A long discussion followed
und at 11:30 the strikers' committee re
turned to the strikers' headquarters for
further Instructions.
It Is the earnest hope of the majority
of the citizens of Philadelphia that a
compromise of some sort shall be
reached at once, as the strike has al
ready cost the city Indirectly hundreds
of thousands of dollars. Aside from the
direct expenses of the strike the holi
day trade has been practically killed
and the merchants of this city are
clamoring for an end.
Welsh Would Not Arbitrate.
John Ixiwber Welsh, president of the
Union Traction company, who has been
reported as being the man who has
stood In the way of all attempts at ar
bitration through his absolute refusal
to recognize the Amalgamated associa
tion of street reallway employes, to
night Issued a statement to the public
giving his version of the trouble and
claiming that there was no dissatis
faction among his employes until labor
agitators stirred them up to strike.
Mr. Welsh practically says In his state
ment that his company will never re
cognize the Amalgamated association
and that this may be the rock upon
which tonight's negotiations for a set
tlement may split upon. If a settlement
Is not reached tonight the company
purposes to operate Its Market anil
Chestnut street and, Lancaster avenue
branches tomorrow at all hazards.
. In anticipation of further trouble .
morrow the mayor tonight swore In 600
more special policemen and these will
give him a force of 3,000 men ai his com
mand. Mayor Warwick said today: "As
matters stand today my duty as chief
executive officer Is to preserve the
peace and order of this city and I win
do this with all the force at my com
mand, and. If necessary. I will bring to
my assistance all the force that can be
brought Into requisition under the law,
be It state or national. Life and prop
erty shall be protected by the strong
arm of the law. Lawlessness Is anarchy
and that will not be permitted under
any circumstances."
If a settlement Is not reached tonight
greater trouble may be expected tomor
row. The spirit of bitterness against
the traction company has Increased and
the Importation of men from other
cities has Intensified this feeling.
The committee representing the strik
ers were In conference with the officials
of the company and who left the com
pany's offices for the strikers' head
quarters to consult with the strikers'
executive committee, left the headquar
ters shortly after 1 o'clock for the com
pany's offices. They stated to the men
In waiting at headquarters that they
might as well go home as there would
be no settlement of the question until
some time during the day as they would
not be able to submit their proposition
looking to a settlement of the strike to
the company's officers until some time
later this morning;. -
' - " Left with Manager Return.
' President Welsh of the Union TrtaUon
company left the offices of the company
at Eighth and Dauphin streets, where
the conference with the strikers' rep
resentatives was held for his home
about midnight and General Manager
Beetem, it Is understood has authority
to act In his place. Up to 1 o'clock this
morning the committee of the strikers
had not returned.
A conference was held last night at
the mayor's office between the mayor
and Wm. J. Latta, general agent of the
Pennsylvania railroad; ex-Postmaster
General W anamakcr and Wm. M. Sing
erly looking to a settlement of the
strike in some way.
The conference is still in session.
Laborers Resorted to Fire to Thaw Some
Bynntnlto Cartridges.
New Rochelle, Dec. 22. Three Italian
laborers were blown up and killed al
most instantly by an explosion of dy
namite cartridges yesterday afternoon.
The vlstims were Antonet Prello, 48
years old. married; John Rose, 35, and
Frank Broke, 32.
The men, with about sixty others,
under the charge of Foreman James
Avery, have for some weeks been ex
cavating near Denn street In the New
York and Hartford railroad yard,
where a new freight station is to be
erected. The three Italians were to
blast rock today with dynamite cart
ridges. They took three frozen cart
ridges out of a box which contained
twelve pounds of dynamite and as
cended a bluff forty feet above the
other workmen, placed the cartridges
near a fire, and sat down to wait until
the explosive had thawed. Suddenly
there was a terrific report. Prello was
blown sixty feet into the olr and his
body was torn to pieces.
Frank Broke was thrown across the
embankment and across the side of a
house. Rose was hurled Into the air
and landed several feet from where the
explosion took place. Prello was killed
instantly but the other men lived a few
moments. Foreman Avery was ar
rested and committed In the custody of
his lawyer until after the inquest.
The explosion shattered hundreds of
windows in houses in the neighborhood,
and several buildings owned by Mlshael
Parker were otherwise damaged.. A
box ear standing on a switch was lifted
from the track and landed five' feet
from the rails. The explosion was
heard in Larchmont and Mount Vernon.
Members of Her Crew, with One Excep
tion. ere Saved.
Plymouth. Dec. 22. The British
cruiser Blake arrived here today from
Chatham. She reports that while oft
Portland nt tt o'clock this morning she
passed a large steamer named Berlin,
which signalled that two of her boats
had been searching for three hours for
the British bark Wlllowbank, bound for
Glasgow, with which vessel the Berlin
had been In collision. No trace of her
could be found. The Blake afterwards
saw an empty boat belonging to the
The Berlin had a hole In her bow.
She proceeded through the channel.
Those on the Blake could not say
whether the Berlin was the steamer of
that name belonging to the Interna
tional Navigation company. This
steamer sailed from Antwerp for New
York yesterday, and was reported to
have passed Dover today.
Southampton, Dec. 22. It Is known
now that the vessel that was In collision
with the Wlllowbank was the Interna
tional company's steamer Berlin. She
passed Hurst Castle this afternoon
bound for this port. She had sails over
her bows evidently for the purpose of
keeping the water from entering the
hide forward. She was hove to inside
the Needles and this accounts for her
delay In entering the Solent. A pilot
and two tugs have left here to assist
her In.
The Wlllowbank had a crew of thirty
nine men. They were ail saved by the
Berlin, which must have found them
afloat after speaking the Blake. The
only life lost was that of the pilot of the
Wlllowbank, who went below to get his
clothes. The vessel went down before
he had time to again reach the deck.
A Ouluth School Teacher I'ses a Revolver
on a Highwayman.
Duluth, Minn. Dec. 22. A highway
man was shot and wounded last even
Ing by Miss May tlrler, a teacher In the
public school, while attempting to rob
her on a deserted street in West Duluth.
Miss Otier was on the way to the
nome or ner irotner-in-law. Archie Mc
Millen, with her month's salury, $75. in
her pocket-book, which she carried in
her hand. When she reached a place
where there was no lights, a man who
had been following her demanded her
Before Miss Orler could make an nn
swer he struck at her and at the same
lime graiibeu her pocket-book. As soon
ns he got it he fled, but had not gone far
U-fore the school teacher, who always
carries a revolver when out alone nt
night, began shooting at him. One of
the bullets took effect, and the mun
dropped the pocket-book nnd made his
escape. Blood was found where he fell.
The police hope to capture him.
Sho la Showing Much Anxiety Over the
Venezuelan IWrficnltv.
London. Dec. 22.-The Queen Is show
ing the keenest anxiety over the diffi
culty. Lord Salisbury was closeted
Saturday at the Foreign Office, not see
ing even the diplomats. In the evening
he sent a long dispatch to her Majesty
at Osborne House, on the Isle of Wignt,
where she Is at present sojourning.
The Queen's remembrance of too fact
that the last official act of the Prince
Consort was the preparing of a memo
randum counselling a peaceful settle
ment of the Trent affair will incline her
to Interfere to prevent a rupture be
tween the two countries.
She Is Trying to Raise a Large Loon for
the War In Cuba.
Madrid, Dec. 22. The government Is
endeavoring to raise a lonn of tiO.000,000
pesetas from the Spanish banks for the
purpose of prosecuting me campaign
In Cuba.
General Martinez Campos has been
authorized to reduce the duties upon
Imported railway material upon his
representation that the perfection of
the Cuban railway system is imperative
to the Interests of Spain.
A Report That Sho Has Offered to Act ne
Arbitrator In the Trouble.
Paris, Dec. 22. The Temps publishes
a dispatch from Rome saying that Italy
has offered to act as arbitrator of the
difficulty between Great Britain and the
United States.
Great Britain, the dispatch adds, has
not replied to the offer.
Where Monroe Doctrine If Popular.
Colon, Dec. 22. Ther was a grand demon
tration last night at the American con
sulate here In honor of the United States
for Ms attitude In support of the Monroe
doctrine. The streets In the vicinity of the
consulate were filled with cheering crowds.
Congress Will Devise Means to Fill
the Financial Stocking.
Amendments to ho Tariff Law Will
Probably fie Made for the Purpose
of Increasing Ko venue Silver
Schemes la the Senate.
Washington, Dec. 22. For the first
time since the short session of the
Forty-seventh congress. In the winter
of 1882-3, congress will enter holiday
week tomorrow with the Intention of
sitting through the season usually de
voted to recess. The occasion for this
unusual zeal and devotion to public in
terests was President Cleveland's mes
sage of Friday last, which asked the
congress nut to take its usual r.esplte
from labor at this season of the year,
but to remain and provide the legisla
tion necessary to relieve the financial
situation of the government. The house
will enter upon this work promptly to
morrow, through Its committee an
nounced on Saturday. The ways and
means committee will meet at eleven
o'clock and proceed as rapidly as may
be with the consideration and prepara
tion of a bill or bills to meet the condi
tion which confronts them.
The measure of relief which It Is ex
pected the committee will propose will
Include, either In one bill or several, as
may be deemed most expedient, brief
revision, such amendments to expire at
the end of thirty months; authority to
the secretary of the treasury to Issue a
three per cent, bond as a popular loan
to maintain the gold reserve and for no
other purpose, with a proviso that the
redeemed greenbacks shall not be used
to meet the current expenses, but be re
tained as long as necessary as part of
the redemption fund; authority to Issue
to national banks circulating notes up
to par of the bonds deposited an secur
ity therefor, and to reduce the tax on
national bank circulation; and author
ity for the issue of certificates of ln
debtedness to meet temporary defic
iency In the receipts until the revnue
can be provided.
Income front Tariff Changes.
It Is estimated that these proposed
tariff changes will add from thirty to
thirty-five millions to the Income of the
government. Although there Is some
criticism of this scheme from the Re
publican side of the committee, It la
likely to manifest itself In any other
form and the proposition will receive
the Reed substitute for the Issue of gold
bonds made In the last vongress when
financial schemes were being consid
ered, should be reported and passed.
While it is not probable that the com
mittee will be ready to report to the
house before Wednesday or Thursday
at tne earnest, there will be no ad
journment for more than a day or two
at a time, until the proposed relief shall
nave been enacted. Should this be ac
com pi I shed this week, the house will
probably then Indulge In three days re
cess over the New Year holiday. In
the meantime the committee on bank
ing and currency will be at work on a
bill to remodel the financial system of
the country, in the hope that It will be
ready for report to the house, when
business shall be regularly resumed in
I inanclal Debate Threatened. '
Although the senate will be nominally
In session this week, It Is believed that
there will at no time be a quorum pres
ent. A financial debate may be pre
cipitated Tuesday if Mr. Vest presses
the resolution for which he asked Im
mediate consideration Saturday. This
resolution directs the secretary of the
treasury to coin the silver bullion In the
treasury and apply the silver dollars
so coined to the redemption of the treas
ury notes Issued In payment for the bul
lion under the Sherman act. If the sen
ate should be In humor to permit the
resolution to come to a vote K will
surely pass, for the silver men are in
the majority by 12 to 14 votes. The
resolution of Mr. Butler, of North Caro
lina, directing the secretary of the
treasury to meet the obligations of the
government with sliver, whenever that
money Is of less value than gold. Is also
on the table nnd may be made the sub
ject of a speech at any time.
It Is likely that the senate will meet
only at Intervals, for as all legislation
relutlng to finance and the revenue
must originate In the house, until some
meusure is sent over from the house,
there will be little occasion for the sen
ate to remain In session. Now, that
the holiday recess has fallen through,
the Republicans may urge the Demo
crats to at once till their committee
lists, but there Is little probability of
this being done until the new year la
Inaugurated. Taken altogehtr. the
coming week In the senate promises to
be unproductive, unless the unexpected
Tho Red Cross Society Has Plenty of
Trained Assistants.
Washington. Dec. 22. So many appli
cations for accompanying the Red Cross
on the proposed Armenian relief ex
pedition are coming from nurses, doc
tors and people of all other vocations.
and of all nationalities, nearly, that the
following general reply has been pre
pared: '
At the present time It Is not possible to
definitely judge of the number of assist
ants that may be required, nor of the
character of the help that will be needed.
The Red Cross having iperformed active
field service In a dozen print disasters, has
drawn Into its ranks a staff of faithful
and diligent helpers upon whom it can call
at a day's notice, anil that staff, for the
present, seems all sufficient.
Your kind offer has, however, been duly
placed on file, and should later develop
ments call for an Increase of the staff,
it will give us much pleasure to consider
your letter further. In the meantime. In
the midst of the labors of preparation and
voluminous correspondence, I can only
thank you In behalf or the Red Cross for
your sympathy, good words and sacrific
ing offer to help us.
Faithfully yours,
f'lnrn Itnrtnn.
President Amerlran National Red Cross.
Marietta Oil Men Are Excited Over a
Veritable Gnahor. .
Marietta, Ohio, Dec. 22. There Is wild
excitement here among the oil men over
what apeared to be the biggest strike
this county has ever known since the
sixties. The Glendale Oil company, has
made a strike In the Berea Grit on the
Becker fnrm, six miles east of this city,
which, unless all Indications fail, Will
prove a gusher and means more to the
county than all the other oil business
From the knowledge of the Berea
tand the Indications are that the well
will make several hundred barrels per
I'ncle Sam Itiiya Powder.
Santa Cms, Cal., Dec. 22. The powder
works here are rapidly filling en order for
125.0OU pounds of powder ordered a month
ago for the government. ' Men are working
night and day to nil It. Whether this rush
haa anything to do with the war scare no
one la prepared to say, . ;
A good Silk Dress is a!
ways an acceptable gift
for a lady.
Our Line
black and colored) .
bilks and satins, -." '
elegant persian silks, '
for waists,
fancy and plain velvets
for waists,
real, laces and
lace handkerchief
hand embroidered
jn endless variety,
bilk and linen .
initial handkerchiefs
for ladies and gentlemen!
kid gloves
and mittens;
silk gloves
and silk mittuk
silk hosiery
and underwear
510 and 512
Call . o .
To See Us
Sil?erware aM Sil-
Ladles' Watches from
$5.00 to $75.00.
Tho Drlggs-Schrncder Type Stands the
Test Well.
Washnlgtonl Dec. 22. The rdports
of the ordnanceboard charged with con
ducting tests or rour-incn rapia nring
guns submitted for acceptance by the
army have been received by the chief
of ordnance and show that two of the
guns tested burst during their trials.
The other gun presented that of tht
Drlggs-Schroeder type stood the test
well and as a result of Its Inspection
the ordnance board reports that the
gun has Bhown Itself to be a simple,
safe and efficient mechanism for a
rapid tire gun of this character. In the
rapidity test the total time for th
twenty-five rounds fired was two mln.
utes and thirty-four seconds.
For eastern Pennsylvania, fair weathtfl
slightly fair; wanner; southerly wind