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"VOL. XIY, NO 20.
TVIOHITA KANSAS, WEDNESDAY MOEN1NG, DECEMBER 10, 1S90.
WHOLE NO. 2053.
t hi it am o
SHE NEW FINANCIAL MEASUKE OF
Jbc House Disposes of a Large Num
ber of Public Build
Provisions of the New Apportionment Bill
As Agreed Upon by the Census
Committee of the Honse.
JBeport of the Nicaraguan Canal Company
to the Seoretary of the Interior
Mexican Lotteiies and American
Mails The Compound Lard
Bill Capital Notes.
WASHINGTON, Dec, 9. Communications
rrere presented from the attorney general,
In response to resolutions of tlie senate
calling for information as to voting places
unci as to election supervisors.
The attorney general states that his de
partment has not the means of supplying
he information asked.
There was also presented (by Mr. Cock
.ell) a petition from the Wnge-workors
Political alliance, of Washington, D. C,
asking that no national bank stockholder
shall be continued as a member of the
committee on finance.
The senate resolution, presented last ses
sion, to establish a public farm in each
touuty within the republic was reported
back adversely from the committee on ag
riculture and was indefinitely postponed.
The Farmers' Alliance sub-treasury bills,
which were last session referred to the
?5mmittee on agriculture, were, ar. the ro
uest of that committee, transferred to the
Committee on finance, as being moro prop
rjny within the jurisdiction of the latter
Mr. Plumb introduced a bill to reduce
the amount of United States bonds to be
required of national banks, and to replace
their surrendered notes, and to provide for
the free coinage of silver.
It was referred to the committee on
He also offered an amendment (in the
same terms) to a bill now on the calendar;
so that the matter can be brought before
the senate independent of any report
from the finance committee.
In doing so he gave notice that if the
elections bill were not disposed of at an
early day, he should move to lay it asido
for the time being in order that the bill
just introduced oy him, and all other
measures relating to the financial condi
tion of the country should bo considered.
Something, he said, ought to bo done. Con
gress had on it a responsibility, which, in
his judgment, it could not avoid for any
groat period of time without letting go by
a very great opportunity for helping the
Country, and one which, in his judgment,
would not occur again in a great many
years. If something were not done within
tho next two or three weeks, it might as
well be postponed indefinitely.
Mr. Mci'lierson ouerea a resolution,
which was agreed to, calling on the secre
tary of the treasury for a certified copy of
the accounts of John I. Davenport, super
visor of elections for the southern district,
of New York, for the elections of 1SS4, 18S0
and 18S8, together with reports, corre
Tho resolution heretofore offered by Mr.
Jones, of Arkansas, calling on the attorney-general
for a statement of money paid,
or "called for, bv the supervisor of the
First and Second congressional districts of
Arkansas, m connection with the late elec
tion there, was taken up and agieed to,
niter a statement by Mr. Jones that he
had seen a paragraph in a Little Rock
newspaper to the effect that JohnMcClure,
tho supervisor, had presented an account
Mr. Quay offered a resolution, which
was referred to the committee on finance,
for an amendment of tho tariff bill, on the
subject of cables, cordage and twine.
The elections bill was then taken up and
Mr. Berry addressed the senate in opposi
tion to it.
At the close of Mr. Berry's speech, Mr.
Aldrich, from the finance committee, re
ported back the house bill to authorize the
payment of a tlr wback or rebate in certain
cases (to correct the enrollment of the
tariff bill), and asked unanimous consent
to have it considered: but Mr. Plumb ob
jected, and the bill was placed on the
Tho debate on the election bill was re
sumed, and Mr. Daniel addressed tho
senate in opposition to it.
At tho conclusion of Mr Daniel's speech,
Mr. George obtained the floor, and after a
nhort executive session, the senate ad-lourned.
issued within one year after the proclama
tion. The new dollar is to contain 400 grains
of standard silver; be a full legal tender;
and to be coined at the rate of not less
than 52,500,000 monthly, until $80,000,000 is
coined; when the coinage is to be continued
at the discretion of the secretary, recoin
ing the present standard dollars and bul
lion on hand. At the discretion of the sec
retary he may also cause standard silver
bars to be paid in redemption of United
States treasury notes, at the rate of $1 for
An amendment by Mr. Plumb, which is
tho same in terms as the bill above de
scribed, was offered in lieu of all after the
enacting clause of the Paddock bill (now
on the senate calendar) to amend the stat
ute so as to provide lor the organization ol
national banks with a less capital than
Washington, Dec. 9. Pensions were
issued today as follows:
Original Francis M. Payne. Keighley;
Sylvester Starkey, Chetopa; J. P. Madison
Knight, Galena; Charlei Settlor. National
Military home; Jacob Girton, Columbus;
Andrew J. Palmer, National Military
home; George W. Mayhall, Topeka; John
W. Conley. National Military home; Jacob
Scheafer, Ness City: John Brabant, Pleas
onton; George R. Mill-jr, Alden; Madison
Bray, Rexford; Ardnoy J. Hazellbacker,
Mound City; Win. Staker, Independence,
Henry D. Lacy, Hodgeman; James McCor
mick, Hutchinson; William Bradshaw,
Ellsworth; Merchant E. Ruggles, Grenola.
Increase Isaac F. Gibson, Moline: Lewis
B. Shurlock, Concordia; William F. Gier
son, Parsons; Eri Bennett. Chautauqua
Springs! Ole M. Hover, Eureka; James
Pittnian, Baldwin; James Trueblood,
Toronto; James P. Donnan, Centralia;
Peter Becber, alias Peter Baker, Atchi
son; Joshua Wecver, Crestline: Benjamin
Shepard, Nashville; Roland T. Carr, Clay
Center; Thomas J. Sayers, Argonia; Rich
ard Brallier, Zionville; John A. Jackman,
Rice: James M. Havs. Pleasant Plains:
James n. Rowland, Greely; William
Hesse, St. Marys; Benjamin F. Brill,
Media; F. Flemine, Wellington; William
McWilson, Columbus! William A Kim
ball, Soverence; James C. Frane, Waverly;
James H. Biazer, Beloit; Samuel Kechei,
Reissue Robert M. Stewart, Troy;
Charles E. Cramer, Portis; Edward M.
Increase James H. Chase, Hennessy;
Elihu aeabolt, Cody's Bluff.
Original Smith P. Cornell, Guthrie;
Israel Higbee, Oklahoma Oity; Nicholas
W. Eisenheis, Dover; James M. Bishop,
Washington, Dec. 9. Two bills impos
ing a tax on compound lard were today re
ported, without recommendation, by Sen
ator Paddock, from the committee on agri
culture. One of them is tho bill that
passed the house last session, and the
other is the bill introduced in the senate
last January by Senator Dawes, whicli has
never been reported by the committee.
Both bills are similar in purpose, and pro
vide for the imposition of a tax upou and
the regulation of tho manufacture of com
pound lard. The bills were reported with
out recommendation, in order to avoid re
opening the controversy of the last session
and the hearing of argument, which would
necessarily have greatly delayed any action
upon them by tho committee. It is under
stood that some features of the house bill
were objected to by several senators; but,
rather than consider the bills section by
section in the committee, it was deemed
best to report then to the senate at once,
leaving the objectionable points to bo con
sidered when the bills come up iu the sen
ate for consideration.
WASHINGTON, Dec 9. It is stated at the
postoilice department that the mails sent
Ironi Mexico into tiie United States have
recently becu burdened with the circulars
of Mexican lotteries, enclosed in sealed
envelopes, the corners of which were clip- j for immediate
Satisfactory progress has been made on
the breakwater, and the harbor of San
Juan Del Norte is being dredged. There
have been subscribed 10.145 shares of
stock, and $1,145,000 in cash paid in. The
liabilities of the company consist of the
amounts still due under the concessions
granted it, $4,2SO,000 of bonds, and cash
liabilities outstanding and unpaid to an
amount not exceediug f 30,000.
THE QUAY AMENDMENT.
Washington. Dec. 9. The resolution
offered by Mr. Quay today, for the amend
ment of the tariff bill, on the subject of
coraage and twine, is intended to correct
a typographical error, consisting of the
misplacing of the final parenthesis, by
which the words "composed in wholet or
hi pari., vl isiio or xampico iioer, mmiuu,
sisal-grass or sunn." were included in the
parenthesis. The effect of the error was
that the duty on all twines, other than
binding twine, was fixed at 1 cents per
pound, whiie the intention was to limit
the scale to the fibers above specified. A
similar bill was introduced in the house
Washington, Dec. 9. Senator Higgins.
from the committee on agriculture and
forestry, today reported favorably the bill
subjecting oleomargarine to the provisions
of the laws of the several states. The bill
provides that no state shall be held limited
in Its power to prohibit the sale of or to
tax oleomargarine to be delivered within
its own limits, for the reaso'i that it has
been imported from some other state..
TO SUPPLY SEED.
Washington, Dec. 9. Senator Paddock
today introduced a proposed amendment
to the agricultural appropriation bill,
making an appropriation of SoOO.OOOfor the
purpose of distributing seed to persons in
Kansas and Nebraska who suffered loss by
drouth during the past year.
Washington, Dec. 9. Representative
Stockbridge, from the committee on com
merce, today reported favorably the senate
bill providing for the inspection of cattle,
hogs and animals and meats designed for
consumption in a state other than that in
which the animals may be slaughtered, or
when intended for export.
THETAXON STATE BANKS.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 9. A bill was intro
duced today by Representative Bland, of
Missouri, providing that the tax of two
fer cent, heretofore imposed on the circu
atiug notes of state banks, and all provis
ions of law preventing or restricting the
issuing of circulating notes by the author
ity of the states, are hereby repealed.
AXXUAL REPORT OF THE SANTA
FE RAILROAD COMPANY.
The Affairs of the Great Corpora
tion Showing a Gradual but
Large Shipments of Gold Prom London to
Hew York to Eelieve the Tight
ness of the Money Market
Proceedings of tho American Federation of
Labor in Session at Detroit Latest
Uote3 of the Parnell Muddle in
London The National Board
of Trade News Notea,
The Uppermost Question Among the Law
makers at "Washington.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 9. Congress is ap
parently engaged with the election bill !
and miscellaneous matters, out the aauy
proceedings are only pro forma. The real
issue, the one to whicli tho most tjioughb
is being given, is the financial question.
There was a conference Saturday night,
and there was another last night. There
was further conferring today. There will
bo more talk on the subject at the cabinet
meeting tomorrow. The big men in the
senate and house are giving only passing
notice to what is transpiring on the floor.
They are shut up in committee rooms by
day and they gather at appointed
Boston, Dec. 9. The annual report of
the Atchison railroad directors for the
year ending June 30, 1H59, is made to in
clude the operations of the company for
the six months (January to June, 1SS9) in
tervening between the close of the former
fiscal year ended Dec. 31, 1SSS, and the bo
ginning of the new fiscal year with July,
1SS9, and new comparisons have been pre
pared and are shown herein, so that there
occurs no break in the report to the
stockholders of tho affairs of the
company. After giving in detail a report
of the amalgamations during the year, tho
report says: "The result to our company
of the foregoing has proven satisfactory in
every respect, and the completion of plans
now in progress looking to the same end
will demonstrate the wisdom of the policy
The report says: "When your board as
sumed the direction of your company's
affairs there were 20.S miles of railroad
lines which had been within a short period
of time opened for operation, but which
had not been, in many instances, com
pleted for safe operation. This mileage,
from its incomple estate, was expensive
to operate, and its local traffic was almost
wholly undeveloped. In bringing
up the road bed and tracks of these lines
to a standard essential to a proper return
from operations, and to a condition con
sistent with safety, your directors found it
necessary to mak'e reasonably largo ex
penditures. These extraordinary require
ments, outside of amounts properly pro
vided for from the revenues ol the com
pauy, in operating expenses were covered
by the provision for the specificpurpose in
the plan of reorganization on October 15,
"Since August, 1SS9, the traffic on all
lines of your system lias been heavy and
called for more equipment than the com
pany had. Provision for additional cars
and engines have been made since the
close of the fiscal year. Referring
to the statistics illustrating the
sources of revenue of your prop
erty during the fiscal year, satisfactory
returns are shown, notably from traffic
from which the best results are obtained.
the figures showing an increase over the
previous twelve months of $4,S18.178. The
decrease of revenue from p.Tsenger traffic
of $5S0,9G0, and express $113,.71S, are wholly
from the re-action in tho Southern Cali-
. London, Dec. 9. The anti-Parnell sec
tion of the Irish party met today, and dis
cussed the terms of its proposed mani
festo. Nothing definite was done. Chair
man McCarthy read a cablegram from
the American delegates which was as fol
lows: "Cordial sympathy with your reso
lutions. Regarding methods for the im
mediate future, owing to the impossibility
of adequate discussion by cable, we desire
to leave the responsibility, as hitherto, to
you. We are co-operating with the
methods, and believe it best to secure Par
nell's withdrawal and the reunion of the
THE IRISH ENVOYS.
New York, Dec. 9. O'Brien gave to the
press today the cablegrams which have
passed between him and Mr. Parnell re
cently. The text of the telegrams shows
that Mr. Parnell misinterpreted Mr.
O'Brien's telegram asking if some plau
could not be devised to save home rule.
Mr. O'Brien gave the telegrams to the
press, to show tnat he was not supporting
McCarthy, as had been charged. Mr.
O'Brien and Mr. Gill sail for Havre,
France, ou Saturd.tr, to consult with the
McCarthyites The others of the Irish
delegates remain in America.
ped, and posted theie at the rate of 1
cent, which was permissible under the
Mexican postal laws. Under tho laws of
the United States, enclosure of such circu
lars iu a sealed envelope would render
places by night to exchange views
and to shape a financial measure which
can command united Republican support,
and can bo put through in short order
when once produced. Tho necessity of
promptness in this matter is being urged
upon the president daily. Bliss and Selig
man, of Jsew York, came over and visited
the white house as the Dearersof an urgent forma boom, which was felt most during
message from the moneyed men of New the fiscal year.
York. St. John and other New York "it is proper to add that a different re
bankers spent Sunday here in consulta- suit should be had during the curreut
tion with senators. These men express i fiscal year, as the speculative features in
hopeful views when they talk i cideut to the settlement of a new section
for publication, but to the president 0f country have disappeared and a solid
and to senators they present the gravity of , basis for continued growth in the future
the situation in strong terms. They ak in Southern California has been reached,
legislation which shall I which is alreadv attested bv mcreassd
THE NATIONAL BOARD OF TRADE.
New Orleans, Dec. 9. The National
Board of Trade resumed its session at 10
o'clock this morning. Col. Waddill. of
Arkansas, presented a resolution declar
ing the improvement of the Mississippi
river and its delta to be the proper work of
the national government. The resolution
was adopted. The Chicago resolution
calling upon congress to make the inter
state commerce law etleotive, was adopted.
A resolution was also adopted pledging
the boards in the National Board of Irade
to unite in urging the state legislatures to
take early action on the subject of state
exhibits at the world's fair. A resolution
condemning the uniform bill of lading was
Special Dispatch to the Dally Eaule.
GuthrIE, Ok., Dec 9. W. E. Thompson,
while hunting this afternoon, three miles
from Guthrie, was killed by the accidental
discharge of his gun, the chargo entering
his stomach. He leaves a wife and four
children in destitute circumstances.
There will be a civil service examination
in Guthrie, March 21 and October 16, 1891.
D. T, Flynn, postmaster, will have charge.
Chief Justice Green goes to Stillwater
Thursday to hold court.
A Woman's Christian Temperance
union delegation will visit the legislature
tomorrow, asking for woman suffrage.
The house spent the afternoon session in
killing bills. The rape bill was indefi
nitely postponed. The governor returned
the bill providiug for the care and custody
of prisoners for correction.
The bill providing for the election of
members of the legislature was vetoed.
AND NOTES FROM
WORLD OP CK1ME.
Chinese Christians Murdered
the Members of a Native
A Man and Hi3 Stepdaughter Called to
the Door at Night and Shot Down
by Unknown Assassins,
A Long Latter Trom Stanley in Eegard to
the Scandal Growing Oat of the Con
duct of the Bear Guard A Mur
derer Pound Guilty Gen
eral Criminal Notes,
satisfy tho business interests of two things.
One of these tilings is more money. The
other is a definite and permanent financial
policy ou the pari, of the administration.
These bankers have assured the adminis-
them liable to be held for postage, and re-1 tv-M timt tin. t.muhin ia nnirtnnilwn
fused admission to tho mail as printed nnti..i fnrtmnnrnrp ovnprfinnt.q. A n-nt.
matter. The postmaster general has been
in correspondence with tho director gen- cannot be relieved by letting out a few
oral of posts of Mexico ou this subject, aud niillious from the treasury. One of these
passenger revenues since May, 1890, on the
divisions of your property directly
"During tho year the physical condition
of your property has been constantly im
proved, and the expenditures for repairs.
eta. have been increased over the previous
of confidence exists. It is such a want as rear, that the excellent standard of the
lines should be sustained, rue total op-
Washington, Dec. 9. Mr. Morrow, of
California, presented tho credentials of
Thomas J. Geary as representative elect
from tho First congressional district of
ralifornta, to fill the vacancv occasioned
hy tho resignation of J. J. Delia vcn.
Mr. Geary appeared at tho bar of tho
house and took the oath of office.
In tho morning hour tho house resumed
Jie consideration of tho resolution looking
"o the removal of the romaius of Gen.
Jrant to Arlington cemetery.
Alter a long debate, the resolution was
defeated 59 to 185.
The housothen proceeded, under the
Bpecial order, to tho disposition of public
building measures previously reported
from the committee ot the whole.
Bills Tor the erection of twenty-three
public buildings were passed, with a limi
tationas to cost of $4,400,000. For the
building at Kansas City, Missouri, $l.-'00,-
Q00 was appropriated. The other buildings
pre to bo erected in Ohio, Nebraska, Illi
nois, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Arkansas,
California and Louisiana.
Tho houso then adjourned.
PLUMB'S COINAGE BILL.
iTOviBions of tho Measure Introduced by
the Senator from Kansas.
Washington, Dec 0. The bill intro
duced in the senate today by Mr. Plumb,
relative to national bank" deposits and sil
ver coinage, provides in brief as follows:
That the compulsory requirement of de
posits of United States bonds with the
treasury by national banks shall be lim
ited in amount to $1,000 for each bank
(this not to apply to deposits of bonds to
tccure public moneys): that United States
notes shnll be issued equal in amount to
the national bank notes retired since
1SS2 and hereafter retired; that the present
silver coinage law shall be amended
bo as to direst the secretary
of the treasury to purchase aft
Mlver bullion offered at the market price
(not to exceed $1 for 371." grains of pure
silver) and issue treasury notes in pav
nient. When tho price is for six month's
in excess of the above figures, purchases
lire to 1" suspended, and coinage is to be
free, the bullion owner being privileged to
receive standard dollars or treasury notes,
at his own pleasure. No more certificates
we to be issued, and those now in use are
to be replaced with treasury notes. When
tho mints of France, Belgium and Ger
fciapy are open to free silver coinage at a
Jatioofloj ounces of silver to one ounce
of gold, the president, bv proclamation.
frbaU prohibit the further coinage of the
standard 412$-grain dollar, and receive
deposit of silver bullion for coinage at the
rate of $1 for 3G0 grains of pure silver, the
coin or treasury notes therefor to be J
it has been agreed that the lottery circu
lars reicrrea to shali no longer be carried
in the mails or delivered to addresses in
THE HOUSE POSTMASTER.
Washington, Dec 0. Tho Bepublican
members of the houso held a short caucus
after adjournment today, to select a post
master to succeed Mr. Wheat, of Wis
consin. Mr. Carter, of Montana, secured seventv
three votes for his candidate, James W.
Halaway, of Montana, against thirty-nine
for tho other four candidates Hosinor, of
Massachusetts, at present assistant post
master; need, ot .Minnesota; and Barnes
and Balpli, of Illinois.
Mr. Halaway is a native of Illinois. Ho
enlisted inthcOnohuudred and Fifth Ohio
in 1S64, and was permanently disabled by a
wound at Perryville, ICy. 'He removed to
Montana at tho close of the war. and h:is
lived there ever since. lie has held sev
eral federal and county offices, and is at
present secretary of the Republican state
Washington, Dec 9. The president has
approved the joint resolution authoriring
the secretary of war to issue 1,000 stands of
arms to each of the states of North aud
South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and
At the session of the cabinet, the finan
cial situation was tho principal question
considered. I he president and others ex
pressed their satisfact ion at the success of
secretary iriuom s eiiorts toward reliev
ing the money stringency.
Tho house committee on militarv affairs
today completed consideration of the army
appropriation bill for the next fiscal year.
As agreed upon, it appropriates $24.Wi,020,
being $435,35S more than the appropriation
for the current year.
Washington, Dec P. Mr. Dunnell,
chairman of the house committee on the
eleventh censa. introduced in the house
today a bill making an apportionment of
representatives in congre.v among the sev
eral suites. The bill provides that after
the 3d day of March, 1S03, the house shall
be composed of oG members. The repre
sentation of some of the states is increased
as follows. Alabama 1, Arkansas 2, Cali
fornia 1, Colorado 1, Georgia 1, Illinois 2,
Kausas 1, Massachusetts 1, Michigan 1,
Minnesota 2. Missouri 1, Nebraska 3, New'
Jersey 1, Pennsylvnuia 2, Tennessee 2,
Texas 2, Washington 1. Wi onin 1. The
representation from tho other states will
bankers frankly said in the conference
yesterday that he had moro money in his
vaults than ho needed.
Said ho: 'I have between $700,000 and
$1,000,000 in cash lying idle. It is that
much over and above what I need for the
ordinary demands of my business. I can
lend it. I would be glad to. Why don't
1? Because I am afnid. I can't see
ahad. Others are like me. We have ail
lost confidence. Those who have got
money are holding on to it because they do
not know whether, if they lot it go, they
will get it back. This state of affairs can't
continue indefinitely. Either confidence
must be restored in some way or there will
be such wreckage and cleavage as
will take months to clear away. If
the couutry could be assured as to tlie defi
nite and permanent financial policy of the
administration it would go far to restore
confidence. If it was known that tlie gov
ernment had taken step to stop the con
traction of tho currency, and to expan I it
to a certain hxed amount then we would
erated mileage is 7.110.
"The gross earniugs were S31,001.3."7; in
crease, $3,4;51,178; operating expenses, f20.
920.3SG; increase, fill), 90S; net earning, $10,
0S1971; increase, sy311,5M."
The statement of the St. Ixmis and San
Francisco, for the year ending June 30,
shows the total earnings to bo $6,394,063;
increase, JS0,842; operating expenses,
?3,479.301; insrease, $32,224; net earnings,
$2,514,087; increase, $4i4,6GS.
GOLD PROM EUROPE.
Large Shipments From London to Hew
York to Eelieve the Stringency.
New York, Dec. 9. Over $3,000,000 in
gold will start from Europe this week for
New York. Nearly all of this will come
by the steamship Majestic, which
sails tomorrow. This gold will
tend very stronuly to relieve the mouey
strinceucv in this country, the extent of
feel eav about tho future, and would let which was shown yesterday, when the
go of the dollars we are now holding, to rates for money advanced to percent
aun interest, ior no apparent cause, except
fear on the part of capitalists.
It is sUted in Wall street today, that
owing to the extreme ea.-e of money in
London, the Bank of England is willing to
Ioe $5,000,000 in gold in the settlement
of her trade balances. Consequently little
fear is entertained that the banks dis
count rate will be increased in consequence
of these shipments.
the derangement of all business. I believe
thatthn necessity is nn immediate one. If
two weeks pass, and if the holidays come
without a declaration of a financial policy,
I believe it will then be too late to repair
It will seem strange to many, but the
fact remains that the pressure for a
definite and reassuring financial policy
comes stronger from solid, conervate, rich
old Philadelphia, than any other money
center in the country The Pennsylvania
senators, Cameron particularly, are very
earnest in urging the supreme importance
of financial legislation. In the cabinet,
Blaine. Tracy and Wanamaker are espec
ia.ly active" in urging the adoption of
some immediate and clearly defined policy.
It is said that there is but one thing which
causes the president to hesitate. His
heart is set upon the eleetion bill. He
finds difficulty in bringing himself to con
sent to the proposition to lay aside the
election bill and take up financial legisla
tion. While he is greatly impressed with
the idea ot ronnulating a nnancial policy.
THE FEDERATION OF LABOR.
DKTnorr, Mich., Dec 9. The Federation
of Labor assembled this morning at 9
o'clock. It was stated that an association
of the retail clerks of the United States,
and that tlie waiters and bar tenders
union, had been organized. The an
nouncements wore received with applause.
The report of the auditor was then
Among the resolutions submitted was
that each member local, national or inter
national be asses-ed ten cents a quarter,
to form a strike fund, from which all men
on strikes are to receive z per week. Ke-
he is iuclined to act more slowly I , ,, rn A,Q ,:,n,,7n ,w,c,..
lsers thiiik that i i, ....inn: -na ,-.,...
THE CLOSURE RULE.
Washington, Dec S. The Republican
caucus committee, appointed to frame a
closure rule for the senate, was in session
for au hour or more today, discussing va
rious forms of resolutions. No positive
conclusion was reached but it was indi
cated that a report would be readv for the
consideration of the caucus within a few
WASHlNOlON,Dec9-The Maritime Can
al company, of Nicaragua, has filed its
report with the secretary of the interior.
During the past year, says t he report the
San Juanilla Dezeado, the San Francisco,
and other navigabe steamships, have been
dredging. About 100,000 cubic varus of
ine cauai nave oeen excavated, andsereral
than some of his advi
he should. Progress, however, is bein
made almost hourly. It is believed that
the financial scheme will Lake such a form
in a day or two that it can be put forth as
the administration's measure. The indi
cations are that it will embrace three main
features. In the first place it will provide
for the immediate absorption of all the
surplus silver in the country. This sur
plus is what promotes speculation, en
courages nuctuations. and Keeps exchange
in constant derangemeut. A second fea
ture will be the issue of a large amount of
legal tenders. This may take the form of
a certain sum, $150,000,000 or $1SO,000,0JO
Or it may regulate the issue of these notes
so that the circulation may be maintained
at what it was in 1SS2 before the rapid con
The third of the main provisions will
definitely fix the return to free coinage of
silver. It will probably provide that the
government, alter absorbing the present
surplus at one purchase, shall buy
monthly the amount specified in the pres
ent law this to go on for six months. If
at that time silver is at par and an inter
national bi-metallic agreement has been
formed with France, Italy and Germany,
free coinage of silver shall be proclaimed
by the president There are many minor
points of interest in the scheme, but these
miles of the aqueduct completed. Ten are the main features which seem highly
miles of the railroad nave been finished. 1 probable.
A long line of resolutions was referred.
among them a resolution to take the tele
graph out of the hands of monopolists and
place it in the hands of the government.
This resolution was applauded.
A resolution to provide for a prevention
of the aggressions of the Knights of Ltbor
created some amusement. It was refemxL
The report of the committee on the admis
sion of Sani-1. of the New York Central
Labor federation, was unfavorable to
SNiniel's ndmision to the convention, be
cause his organization did not hold a
charter from the federation.
BnooKLYN, N. Y.. Dec. 8. Fidelio
Sweet, aged 4 months, was the center of
attraction in a .scene of unusual interest
in the conservatory at the corner of Fulton
and Bedford avenues, Brooklyn, yesterday
evening. The occasion was a "spiritualis
tic christening." The child's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Alfred Sweet, are leading mem
bers ot the Indepeudent club, aspiritualist
organization, and the boy was adopted as
the child of the club, and it was resolved
that, departing from the usual customs of
spiritualists, he should be initiated into
the fold of the faithful with proper cere
monies. J. William Fletcher, a medium,
one ot tho rounders of the club, and its
regular' speaker, was consulted, and
communication ou the subject was soon
opened with tho spirit world. It was de
cided by the parents and friends that tho
naming of the child and all the ceremonial
of the christening should be left to Mr.
Fletcher's '"spirit controls," and for sev
eral weeks past Brooklyn spiritualists
had been looking forward to tho event of
tonight. Consequently the largo hall of
the conservatory was tilled long before the
opening of tonight'sservices. Mr. Fletcher,
the celebrant, is a handsome, dark-eyed
man of goal figure. In the course of his
address, which dealt with the "Relation of
Spiritualism to Keligion," he said:
"Spiritualists do not believe that chil
dren should receive a strict religious train
ing. 1 hey have only a horror for the Cal
vinistic dogma that hell is paved with the
skulls of infants. We think children
should be cared for as flowers are cared
for allowed to grow as nature directs
and cultured with plenty of love and
warmth, and sunshine and gladness."
After a hymn sung by tho congregation
tho strains of a processional pealed forth
from the organ, and the christening party
marched from tho ante-room to the front
of the platform. First came Miss Ida
Richards aud Miss May O'Shaw, maids of
honor, dressed iu white and carrying big
bouquets of Mermet roes; then followed
the baby, in the arms of his mother, with
tho father on the left hand. Two pretty
little girls in white followed with baskets
of flowers. After a lot more ceremony,
Mr. Fletcher stepped forward to name the
baby. Up to this moment no one present
knew what the child's name was to be, the
conditions being that the spirits should
select the name Mr. Fletcher began by
invoking the presence of the spirits. Then
he took a wreath of rosebuds from the
table, and fastening it by a wide crimson
silk ribbon on the liead of the child, he
"By direction of the spiritual guides of
the Independent club I name thee Clar
ence Fidelio." This name had just been
wafted imo his spiritual ear.
The parents say the baby has already
shown startling mediumistic powers.
San FhaNCISCOj Dca 9. Advices from
Chung Kinug, China, by steamer China,
which arrived here yesterday, state that
the troubles at Ta Cnuo T'sin arose from
the massacre of Chinese Christians at
Loong Tuy T'sin by members of the Loo
Huy Soo society during a celebration in
honor of the society's patron deity.
After tho celebration had lasted several
days, the brotherhood con-ulted their gods
as to whether it would bo safe to plunder
the Christians. The reply being in the af
firmative, the brothorhood made a raid.on
a number of well-to-do Christian families,
and carried off a lot of booty. A few days
later they made a fresh attack aud mas
sacred over twentv persons, nineteen bod
ies being counted in tho streets, and sev
eral more are known to have been cut in
pieces and thrown into the river. The
Mission buildings and many others were
burned, and the corpses thrown into tho
Haines. On the following day the brothor
hood proceeded to another market town
and made an assault ou the Christians
there. Tlie latter fled, but one of them
DoUGnEHTV, I. T., Dec. 9. Joseph
Brown and his step-daughter were mur
dered last night in the most brutal man
ner. Brown lived with his step-daughter
iu a small cabin four miles from Dough
erty. Last night some unknown parties
called him to the door and fired upon him
with a Winchester. The ball struck him
in the heart, passed through his body aud
struck iiis step-daughter, who was stand
ing behind him, in the head, killing both
instantly. There is no clue.
The Great Explorer on tho Hear Guard
LONDON, Dec. 9. The Times today pub
lishes the following letter from Henry M.
"Now that the storm of controversy as
to the rearguard of the Emin Pasha relief
expedition has somewhat cleared away,
and as an appendix, if I may so call it. to
my letter of the 3d, I will ask you to allow
me a few m ire words, final words on my
part as I hope.and dealing mainly with the
ageous men. Ic is no cant or scntlmental
um.it is the obvious dictate of ordinary
prudence to say that if we are to hold these
men in such control as shall make Africa
the equal of any continent in serviceable
ness to mankind at large, It Is by moral
superiority first of all that control must
be won. as it has been won and must ba
maintained, so far as any white race can
hope to maintain it. Yours truly,
Henrt Morton Stanley.
Washington, D. a, December S, ISSOl
GUILTY OF MURDER.
OsHKOsn, Wis., Dec. 9. Henry BJppIey
has been found guilty of murder in the
first degree, for the shooting of Policeman
Hardy last August, whll the latter was
attempting to arrest him.
ANOTHER MAN'S BRIDE.
MlDDLETOWN, N. Y., Dec 9. About four
miles from Goshen, lives John Lord, a
well-to-do farmer. Up to Monday night of
last week his family at home consisted of
his wife, two sons and a daughter, Jennie
Lord, a good looking giri of 19. isbo bad
two suitors, one A McElroy, a carpenter
of excellent character and having soma
property; the other her counsin, Samuel
Ewing. a good looking fellow of rather
wild habits, who was employed in a
creamcrj near by. The father and mother
of the girl favored the scdato and well-to-do
suitor. The girl apparently consented
to wed her parents' choice, and the
wedding day was set for Tuesday last.
Her parents provided her with a liberal
and handsome bridal outfit. On Sundav
Ewing called upon her and was permitted
to have what was supposed to be a parting
private interview with her. On Monday
nfternoon her wedding dress was brought
home. She put on her vreddlng garments
and showed herself dressed an a bride to
some lady friends who called upon her.
She was in high spirits and chatted gayly
about her nuptial as arranged for tho
morrow. At S o'clock that night the
bridegroom called to see her. She had re
tired to her room an hour before. Mrs.
Lord went to her room to call her and
found no one there. Miss Jennie had
tied hastily In her bridal robes, carrying
off the best part of her trousseau with her.
She left behind a gold watch aud other
valuables which had been given to her by
the lover whom she so summarily Jilted.
It is .since learned that when Jennie left
the hotio she joined young Ewing, who
was waiting for her near by with a fast
team. Tho pair were driven to Goshen,
where they wore married, after which they
boarded an Erie express train, west-bound.
It is conjectured that they have gone to
California, where they have near relative
Thkntov, N. J., Dec. 9-Dr William
T. lingers, of tliLs city, claims to have
cured Mrs William A. Maxon of hydropho
bia. Mrs. Maxon has been suffering from
the malady for some months, and under
went a severe course of treatment und-er
the doctor. He rays ho has employed the
treatment in other cases with success, but
they were not so far advanced as that of
Mrs. Maxon. Mrs. Maxon is apparently
entirely well, and in as perfect health nx
before the attack. Uutll after her recov
ery she did not know with what dtaeate
she was suffering, as the fact was con
cealed from her. Sho was bitten in the
thumb by a small pet dog while In a lit.
The wound healed without trouble, al
though she nays there was a peculiar Mil
sat ion noticeable at the time. For some
weeks previous to the hydrophobic at
tacks, although she made no complaint to
her family, she suffered severe pains in the
arm and thumb which had been wounded.
There was an almost constant tingling
sensation, and at times a severe palu lu
tho chest. Dr. Rogers says that in his
opinion there will never be a return of the
trouble There has been considerable dU
cussum as to whether Mrs. Maxson vrtm
attacked with hydrophobIa,but Dr. Rogers
ttmcf L'nuiniiL nuwif rf fhn ufTitv" tftck lt
pressiou produced ou other nations by tho ,' nn.' l,J pbyaidniw whom he called in ctm-
disclosure of certain acts done by English
men in Africa. It is hardly yet tho time
for mo to express the sorrow which I truly
feel at the pa n which theso inevitable
disclosures have brought upon men
nnd women innocent of any fault. But
no one is likely to question the earnestness
of my regret at a result so directly counter
ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 9. Yesterday, near
Monroe. Walton couuty. a cyclone cleared
a space several miles long and about one
hundred yards wide, blowing down houses
and killing several people. Jack Henderson
nnd his wife were buried beneath the
debris of their home. Henderson was
killed, but his wife was not badly hurt.
Their baby was carried 300 yards, and was
50 badly injured that it died shortly after !
A family of negroe? named Jackson
were buried in the ruin of their cabin,
and two of them were killed.
saltation say there is no doubt it was tho
dreaded disease in an advanced lorm.
Midplktowv, Conn , Dec. 9 A factory
in Beatty street. Norwalk, is filling an or
der for some tintquo nnd plctumsque-look-ing
hnts for Mexican greaaort and oow-
to the wishes clo.-o to my heart as is the I y- The hats aro of white straw. Th
opportunity given to competing nntions ' crown Is wveii inches nigh and tapers to a
to cast uslur upon British enterprise in i conical point like a lady's thimble. The
Africa. Beyond aud abovo any personal '" " menes wide ami around the
question whatever stands the honor of the ' t''r JS is ",,w1wl "ijver braid that In
English name JlwMi. therefore, to say, I n '"jen iu width Qho band is a heavy
i;nru luwjiivun'u tYitii luirminui biitui, nun
oil the left sidu of the crown i n large,
many-hued star of motal aud glass. The
hats weigh over a pound apiece and will
be sold at retail at 4 and to each Mexi
can and cowboys comn to Connecticut for
many of their peculiar trappings. Not
long ago a firm of pistol-makers in Nor
wick received a spucinl order jor noma
heavy long-range revolvers The weapon
had long barrel, were of XA caliber, were
mounted iu gold and silver, and cost from
f50 to 75 apiece. It was intended that
they should bo able to bore a hole through
a man a mile away.
with whatever weight my long experience
may give to the words, that I believe that
conduct such as that ahove alluded
to is entirely unusual aud exceptional
among Englishmen engaged iu pioneer
work iu Africa. I believe that
no nation has surpassed tho
English in tone, temper ami principle iu
dealing with the negro racei. and I point
to tho unhappy death of Major Bartudot
as in itself a proof that conduct carrying
with itsueh tremendous risks cannot pos
sibly have been common. On the other
hand, there have been many English ex
plorers, from my revered master, David
Livingstone, down to my own comrades
in the advance guard of this last expedi
tion, who have united in a quite singular
degree gentleness with vnlor. Tor myself.
Akkaxsas CiTV, Kan.,
American National bank,
Dec 9. The
of this oity.
I lay no claim to anrexceptlonal fitness of j c!l its doors this morning, for laok of
A TRAIN DITCHED.
DENISON, Tex., Dec . The Missouri.
Kansas and Texas express traia, whicli
left here at 5 a. m., yesterday, was ditcbtd
between stations Ray ana Alkire. The
mail, express and baggage caro, and two
passenger coaches were derailed. The
cars turned over on their sides, and caught
fire; but the flame were soon extinsniiaAed.
The passengers broke through the win- i
auws ana cscapeu. . . niierKige, ot
Fort Scott, Kan ; W. D. Hezgersoo. of
fcan fcaDa county; rxpress .uaM-snger
James Call. Baggage Master M. J. Haody,
and Porter Caldwell, were severely bat
not dangerously luiared. The accident
was caused by spreading of the rails.
London, Dec 9 Mr. Gladstone has
written a letter regarding the crisis ia the
Irish Nationalist party, in which he says
there appears to be no question affecting
himself; only an unexplained contradic
tion between the Parnell of November,
1S90, and the Parnell of all prior dates
since the Hawarden interview.
Dcbux, Dec &. Mx. Parnell has ar
rived in Dublin. He ia the guest of the
mayor at the Mansion house He intends
to reorganize the national league in Dub
lin. London. Dec 9. Mr. Justin McCarthv.
tluk ., i.l3vAlIirA ItMAstr' hac -!-! n i i-17 I ,1... nn,rw.A tf inrrln rLffVa?-! fraiTi
the hope that the division between the two 1 point to point; the tub's to be tweiT
sections of the National party will
THE CROW TREATY.
FT CrSTEK, Mont.. Dec 9. The work of
the Crow commissioner was soccessfnliy
concluded at Crow agency yesterday, the
Indians selling to the government nearly
2.000,000 acres of the wes.ern ide of their
reservatioa. The ttmidratioa wai &H6.
000. The Crows are qniet, and tale bo
interest to the Messiah craze. Yoang-Mao-Afraid-of-His-Horse,
with forty skrax
camped near the agency are dancing
They will probably be taken back to the
Chicago, Dec 9 In the city ceencJl !a
night, an ordinance was introduced to
craat oermiaston for the laying of pet-
niaLtc tubes in the streets of the city, far
inches in diameter, and the cbarre r
1 cackase to be ten ccsu.
nature, but I vay that, beginning life as a
rough, ill-educated, impatient man, 1 have
found ray schooling in those very African
experiences which are now said by some
to be in themselves detrimental to
a European character. I have learn
ed, by actual stress of Imminent
dangers, in tho flrt plaee that
self-control is more indiwpctble than
gunpoxvder, and in the .ecotid plaee that
persistent Mdi-control, under the provoca
tions of African travel, is impofcsible with
out real, heartfelt sympathy with the na
tives with whom one has to deal. If one
regards these natives as mere brutes, then
the annoyances which their follies and
vices inflict are indeed intolerable. In or
der to rule them, in order to keep one's
life among them, it ! needful resolutely
to regard them as children, who require,
indeed, different method of rule from
English or American citizens, but who
must be ruled iu precisely the same fcpirit,
with the same absence of capricu aud an
ger, the same evntial respect for onr fel-low-mon.
In proof that British explorer.
as a whole, have learned tbm
Wisou", I poi&t simply to the actual siate
of British influence in Africa. That lo
flueoce. believe me, could neither have
been acquired nor maintained for physieal
force alone. So long an Eaglubmen in
Africa continue ia th future the conduct
which ha-, on the whole, dfeUnguisnwl
them in the pt, 1 fear for them no rivalry
in the grat work of tropical civilization, a
work which cannot 1 sncco'fuHy cart-tod
oat in a coouaereuU, ."till less la a
military, spirit alon. And now as re
gards the publication or Mipprwwioc of
painful facta. I went. I think, as far as a
man con Id go wita honor in keeping tbwu
tniaes bidden so omv as this was
po-fble. From regard both to pri
vate leeiittss and national reputa
tion, I pnt toe best face os
the matter that I could, both fa my book
and in y private letters. But ay the
publication of Maj. BarlteJot'e book, pub
Mhfced in spite of my own ami Mr. Bwnay's
waraiog. the mfecatef was done Further
scpprtnAKMM were n.v'tess. Nothing re
mained. a far a I conki see. but to lot the
truth fee known. I nave hopes that even
nm thevs JaiBoalabie dtcloscre some
thing of good ja&r come. I do not deaire
that Africa bould be a closed and dark
domain, wherein deeds can be done with
impunity which woetd be imposaible else
where I desire that condect such as 3Ir
Jamswa's. as described is. bis own istlsr
of apoiozy. shoo hi be iinpcmible from
any white man acywtere on the
face of the earti. It if only by
showing otin-zircs tsperior to lav
age, not only in or power oi
ieieting datb. bet in oar whole manner
of regarding life, that we caa attain that
control ever them wfcick. is their preseat
auge. i necAary for their own weHare
eves more than lor xtr. Africa is iskatr
ited, not by timid H!ks or jmuy Atwr
tragasa. but by E-ilttoaa of robtut. coer
funds to Hieot its obligation. The xtrin
gency of the timet and inability to colfcet
money that they have loaned are aligned
as the cause of tho failure. They ofafm
thHt they will be able to pay all of their
obligations in a very few days. Tlie
amount of the liabilities aud aofcs ananot
Boamx, Dec 9. Messrs. "W ttiten. Bur
dett & Young, wholesale clots lors, at No.
3 Wlntbrop hnunre, have made an wafeai
ment. Their JlabiHtia are about WOOM).
Boston, Doc 9 -G. W. Insulin & Co.,
shoe dealer, aligned today, with HnMll
tie of mooji
KVANbVILLK, Ind.. D"C 9,-TIwdim
Scaulin & Hon. founders of ittov, mnn
tK tcratos. ate, aud mauufaotursr of
sorghum machinery, liare Rvded to
Alexander Gilchrist, with preferences la
favor of tbir wor-mon. Tlie eowera ai
old and widely known, and did a large
benlnem. Lowe years ago on surety
debts, and exowoaire litigation on patattt,
are the principal eau of the fatten.
The a-e4 are very valuable
JOE COBUWS FUNERAL.
New Yokk, Dc V T funeral of Jo
Cobmrn. th old tim? imgiUM, took plaso
tnia moruiaa-irow toe Church of the Hot
IanoaeaU. It warn attended by a Urxv
gniJMtriotf of sporting mra. Toejwrrktes
tootntten ot a roqitWm kw w eeie
bnoed by too lUt. Faiocr Koan. The In
tenoeat wm in Calvary eetnotsrr. Amwz
the Aonu t-ncoe waone from Jain L. Sal
livnn. bt th big fellow w not preteat
in ronton. In too ihnmx wtr James and
Mikn, brothers to the d.-uwd, Jim Berk
ley. Pat SlMody. Andy Kelly. Jim Irriaz.
Doooey HarrK Ton GtmW. Mike Oary,
Billy Uaibr, JaLe K drain, William
Fogarty, Utta Fowler and Pat Condon.
KaSACitT. Mo.. Dwl Karly Ibi
moratet; Bernard Donily. a wealthy real
xttate owner and btoknr of this y. nfc
with a very nrmn aoctdoot. WMUr wak
ing for hi broakXut at his home on Id
psodoace avsane. and nitmt In the puma.
b bapfxrfxd to pick tip a oaie-irr?kd
sbotgnn which xu ia te room. sutd.
white Hxamtatoc it. eae of th barrel was
accMtant&Uy diacluuY! sad la eatfro
oonteat pawd through his left id. Urar
la? a larg rjo?d bole. Jt w f eared that
c will not rreover.
ILLINOIS WHEAT. 3$
SeRnmrTtu. III. Dec 9. The ata
board of agncaisare ha tvporu on wMob
it ofttiesalei Sb aren. fecgdd to winter
wheat ia thin tte thU fait to be I&HjIUJ
aert-s. xtrtt. L0E45 aarw In 18-9.
lb eoadtoioa of the jfxowiatf eryiiJj
per tea, o a ra.s'HHuteicareraga. ne j
was j&varawe ior teaias. out
-areathor retarded tho ztwrtk mwm. .
ibt Ilw gylnjuaei K cosi(droWyi3l