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WASHINGTON, D. C, TUESDAY MONNh, DECEMBER 31, 1895 EIGHT PAGES.
TOL. 2. NO. 654,
H kMQUWT OF
senate: ch&hges h&hds
Republicans Reorganize Com
mittees by a Majority of Two.
SOME LIVELY' SPEECHES
Senators Indulge 1" Interesting ryro
t cctiulcs Mr. Butler of Xortb. Caro
lina Makes His Debut Fopulists
l'rouilse What They "Will Bo In the
Day to Couie The Vote.
The Senate committees werce reorganized
yesterda by a vote of 30 to 28.
For tbe first time lu jturs tUe vote was
ou a call of they eas and nas. AsbaBbecn
Uie exccuUvc lu the last t wo i are of bis
administration Is coufrontcd by a hostile
The changing of committee rooms and
coiunutlu! clerks was followed by a debate
which became u:riinoulou3 at times. It
was i-aneciail) liiarktsl by the speech of
Senator Butler ot North Carolina, who
proved himself no mean orator.
The galleries bad been crowded to hear
Senator Lodge speak ou the Venezuelan
quesUou. But the galleries lound the -picy
debate on the reorganization more to their
taMe. There vta no light over the re
organization itself, but Aliure me rcspousl
buily lor future-legislation lay.
In thecllurilo luaceit on tnoRe publican
lde Messrs. cioniiun, Harris, Allen, l'asco,
Cockn.ll and other Uetnocraus spoke. Inre
pciluig the charge the Republicans wirp
championed by Messrs. llitchill of Oregon,
Hoar, Hale, Alllson-and Chandler.
.Mr. butter made his deuut and paid his
resiK'Lts to (senator Harris for stigmatizing
the l'opullst part as annex to the Re
publican lurty.Theissue Joined by thericry
young Southerner and tne cool, old Ten
iiesseeian was the niost interesting ftature
of the display.
The deb-Uc was precipitated by the pre
kentation of the resolutions or Mr. Mitchell
of Oregon, providing for the reorganiza
tion b the Republicans or the standing and
select committees of the henale, Irom and
after January, 1, 181)0.
The proposed coniinlttee membership bav
ins Ijeen lead at Uieilerk's desk, Mr. Gor
man, Dcm, lid, said that it was the
universal custom in the Senate tor the
parti In the majority to control the com
mittees. To that there was no objection.
It was the proper and orderly way of con
ducting the business affairs of the Senate,
but, owing to the fact that it was well
known, prior to the assembling of this Con
gress, that neither of the great parties. Re
publican or Democratic, was likil to hac
a clear ma Jorit j m the Senate, a rcsolutlou
was adopted by the Senate continuing the
old c-uimiuttccs until otherwise ordered by
"We are ix'rfcctly aware," Mr. Gorman
continued, "that the Democrats are in a
minority in this body We hae not a
clear majority of all the fcenators elected.
We do not know as ) et tun t the Republicans
hae a clear majority. That can only be
decided by a vote on the proiwsitlon. If
the have, they are unquestiouabl entitled
to the adoption of the resolution and to the
entire charge of ail the principal committees
of this body. Then the country will under
stand perfectly who are to be lield re
sponsible for the conduct of the business of
this body. With a view of ascertaining
that fact 1 slnll demand the yeas and nays
on the adoption of this resolution.".
The vole was then taken and the resolu
tion fixing the membership of the com
mittees was agreed to: Yeas 30, nays 28.
Five of the six Populists reserved their
voles, namely: Messrs. Allen, of Nebraska;
Jones and Stewart, -of Nevada; Butlcr,,ot
North Carolina, and Pcffer, ot Kansas.
Senator Kjle, of South Dakota, v oted no.
THE rOFULIST'S POSITION.
Mr. Allen, Top , Nebraska, declared that
the Fopulist party had no affiliation with
either of the ld parties. The Populists
had realized before the meeting of Con
gress that there was a clear majority ot
the Senate in fnvor of the free and unlimited
coinage of silver, and they had been per
fectly -willing to unite in bringing about
the passage of a free silver measure.
They had stnt oat invitations to the free
silver Senators, but with the exception
of two or three of them, they had not met
with the PopjUsts, and, therefore, the
Populist party had resolved, as a matter
of policy, to take no part whatever in the
- .ejcaBlzaUon of the Semite. The Populists
felt that the Republican p-irty was, as be
tween itself and the Democratic party. In
the ascendancy, and that the resjionsibiHty
for legislation should belong to the Re
- publican part in both houses as speedily
Mr. Harris, Deru., Tennessee, asked Mr.
Allen whether the Republican Senators
an annex of the Republican part had not
deliberately determined to allow, by their
silence, a Republican organization of Uic
Senate and whether, therefore, the Senator
from Nebraska did not understand and
know that the Fopulists were responsible
for the result of Uie v ote as it they had cast
their votes for the resolution instead of
Mr. Allen replied that when the Fopulists
came to consider the question they real
ized Utat they held the balance of power
In tlielr hands; and he added, with much
emphasis, that they were going to uttlizt
lt to Us fullest extent, as the went along.
The Democratic party, he continued, had
proven itself absolutely lncapableof legis
lation, lie bad no fatth in the Democratic
party In Us capacity or its disposition to
relieve the country, not the slightest. He
wanted Uic responsibility for legislation
to begin now.
Mr. Mitchell, Rep , Oregon, remarked that
the Republicans were not In a majority In
Uic Senate -when he offered his resolution
and were not in a majority now. The Sen
ate was composed, when "full" (the double
meaning of the word In that connecUon ex
cited some laughter), or 88 members; but It
T-as not "full" now, (more laughter), huv
log only 87 members, there lieing one va
canc from Delaware. Of Uicse 87 the Re
publicans had 12, the Democrats 39, and the
MR. HOAR'S TALK.
ilr. Hoar, said Uiat Mr. Harris' rem. irks
were calculated to give a wrong Impression
to the country, and that the fact was tbat
the committee membership required, not a
majority vote, but a plurality vote. "
"Docs the Republican party," Mr. PaV,
mer broke In, "decline to be responsible for"
"That question," Mr. HoarTeplIed, "does
sot relate to anything that I am saying at
As to Mr. Hams' remark about Uie Popu-'
list party being an annex of Uie Republican
party, Mr.Hoar remarked thatthcPopulists
had voted in the past and would probably
.rote In Uie future, ten times with the Dem
ocratic party for tl e once that they bad
votes, or would vote with the Republican
rf Hr. Builcr, Pop., North Carolina, broke
Jy Into tbe .debate and made an impetuous
speech in defense of the position taken by
the Populist Senators. Addressing his re
narks to Mr. Harris, who had asked him'
Continued on Second Page.
MOVE AGAINST 11UCKET SHOPS.
Alleged Combination of Chicago Hoard
of Trudo und Western Union.
Chicago, Dec 30. William A. Michael, of
St. Joseph, Ho , has obtained aninjunctlon
from Judge Uorton, restraining the Chicago
Board of Trade, the WestewUnlonTclegra ph
Company and the Gold and Slock Tele
graph Company from cutting the wires
which give general market information to
the complainant at his business bouses in
Kansas City and St. Joseph, Mo ; Topeka,
Lawrence. Atchison, Leavenwortband Kan
sas City, Kaa, or f rotnrcmov lug the"Ucker"
Instruments or appliances.
says the Board of Trade and the two tele
graph companies arcabout to enter intoan
arrangement by which the latter shall col
lecrthe Information as to the state tit the
markets andonlv connect their telcera nhin-
struinents with such clrcultB as the Board
oi itsuc snau ut siguaie.
By this agreement, it ischarged. the three
defendants will establish a inonopol in the
trafficof grain throughout theUnited States
and are endeavoring to make arrangements
so the Board of Tradcc.ni decide who shall
be merchants in graiu at Chicago and other
Oharles Cole, Wanted Here, Surren-ders-to
Stole- Frank Snyder's Overcoat at tlio
Murphy IIoiim' Where He Dad
u l'lace as Clerk
tSptclnl to The Times, i
Richmond, Vn'., Dec 30. resterday, a
nianmho gave his name as Chjrles F.Cole
walked up to a i ollceman and announced
that ho was a fugitive from Jusliiein Wash
ington. Tiie man stated that he was
formerly a boarder at John Murphj'e, No.
104 First street northwest, and stole an
overcoat and,$3. ficm one of the occu
pants of the bouse.
He ran away but bis conscience worried
him so niuchhq concluded to surrender
himself and accept puni&hniiut. Cole was
taken htforejUmtcd Slates Commissioner
Henry FlegenhUmer today and was held
until the authorities of the District of Co
lumbia could be communicated with.
Up to an early hour this morning no mes
sage In relation to the cose bad bem re
ceived b flergiant Perry, acting inspec
tor at police headquarters.
On December B, Frank T. Snder, a street
railway man, reiwrted at police headquar
ters, that on the night before, he hail ap
plied for lodging at the Murphy house. No.
11 J First streeet northwest. Mr. Murphy
was not on duty, but his assistant, Charles
Cole, was, and to hitu, be tnlrustedTils
overcoat and S3", for safe keeping until Uic
morning. When be arose Cole bad de
camped. The case was turned ov er to De
tectives Weedonand Home, and they learned
that the man -wanted had taken an earlv
train for the south. Strong efforts were
made tocapturehlm but nothing certain was
learned as to the whercTHiouls ot the fugi
tive till the receipt of the foregoing dis
patch by The Times.
Cole, as he was known In Washington,
or Coc, as be gave his nunc at Richmond,
will be brought to Washington, and as the
case amounts to grand larceii, the chances
are 1-irgely in'favor of his going "ovlt the
road." The local detectives do not place
tnueb store In the tale of conscience which
Cole gave to the Richmond police. They
think that, his money gave out, and he
was afraid of capture, and thought that
the easiest way ot spending the winter was
to take a trip to Albany.
It Is thought that official Information
will reach Washington from Richmond
today, and that the man will lie brought
up at once. Mr, Murphy Is anxious to
prosecute, and stales that Cole abunttl
bis friendship, that he took him in out of
the wet when he was without food or
shelter, and Uiat he npald bis benefactor
by robbing a guest.
CliarB-.il with Murder In Flrwt Degree,
, but Afl"TVMird ItclniKCd.
David L. Bnodgrass was rearrested toda
In connection vvitti the shooting of Col.
John B. Beasly, a lawyer, tvv o weeks since.
He Is charged this time with shooting to
commit murder in the first degree,
The warrant was sworn out by Beasly's
attorney and served upon the chief Justice
by a deputy sheriff, who released him on
his own recognizance, to appear this after
noon and answer liefore a Justice of the
peace. Before the hour set, however. Cir
cuit Judge Moon released him on habeas
corpus and called In the warrant which be
held in contempt of court.
At the time of the shooting, which took
place in the" law office of Congressman
Brown and created fio end of scandil
owing to the high station held by the prin
cipal actor -and aggressor. Judge bnod
grass was arrested for malicious shooting
and bond fixed at $1,000.
The court toda held that the bond vves
good and sufficient, as each charge con
stituted a felony, and that the action was
frivolous, lajlng all parties to it, the
maglstraleJssUJogrthc warrant and officer
serving It liable to pay the penalty for con
tempt of court.
SUIUIOUXDKD BY SI'IES.
King of Conit Is Guarded by Ameri
St. Tcttrsburg, Dec 30. The Vladivo
stock correspondent of the NovoeVremya
telegraphs that the situation lu Corea is
serious. Tlioklnglssurrou nded bj Japanese
spies and goes' In fear ot his life.
The America missionaries guard him
every night. The representatives ot the
powers are concerting measures for his
Three Children Cremated.
Akron, Ala., Dec. 30 Wllliahi Atkins
,and. wife W.cnt to church last night, leav
ing their three children, aged ten, seven
and f Ive ears, respecllv cly, at home in bed.
Returning at midnight the found the house
In flames and tieaYd the children cr Ing for
help, but were unable to save them, and
all three were cremated. The fire was
caused by the explosion of a lamp.
Killed, by n Locomotive.
Columbus, O,, Dec 30. William Mlchels.
tuirlj-fjve years old, and unmarried, a
brakeman on the; Columbus, Hocking VaHey
4 Toledo railroad,, was struck by a pony
-englne-itt-the Hocking yard tonight and ln
stanUy killed. He tried to -board the engine
after throwing-"a "switch but misled his
Blackburn Very Hopeful.
LouUvine.Xy., Dec. 30. Senator Black
burn says there Is no doubt of Ills re-election
if Uie Republicans do not steal the
House. He says his nomination In the
caucus is certain and he lias positive as
surance of one Populist vote.
Crockerls "Overstock" Sale is especially
opportune lo those requiring reception slip
pers. Crocker'R 83D Pennsylvania avenue
MUST SHOWJTHEIR HfiHDS
Senator Allen's Inqu'ry Concern-
, ing Telephone Companies.
MINUTE DETAILS WANTED
District CiintmlHslDiuTK Made tlio
Agi-ntH for Supplying the Informa
tion Miovvlni; to lit Made of Meat
Companies That Iluvo Applied for
Trlvlli'f;es Ileally Mean Business.
Senator Allen Is about to mike- some
of the prospective rivals or the Bell tele
phone monopoly show their hands. He
introduced a bill of Inquiry In the Uniite
jeslerday whieh is a vcr innocent -proceeding
on its face, but which, will, If
pursued to its f ln-rtamlsls, be an ext n mily
embarrassing affair to such comiianies as
are not in earnest In their praers for
Mr. Alien lias made the District Commis
sioners the agents for the inquiry, and as a
result of this the fullest llghCls expt cted to
be shed ou the subject.
SCOPE OF MR. ALLEN'S INQUIRY.
Intirief Mr. Allen wants the Commissioners
to Inform the benate as to TV hat telephone
companies are doing business; in fact, the
number of telephones they use, the price
charged for the same, and also the names
of other telepnone comiianies now sicking
todo business in the District of Columbia.
Senator Allen was asked last night b
The Times what was the present and
ulterior object of his Inquiry. He 6ald
that it was neither In the interot of. nor
against Uie interest of any of the com
panies, act ual or prospectlv e.IIehid noticed
Uiat a number of comiianies proposing to
do business Wire asking for frnntliLses
or would naturally ask for privilege-', and
he simply distred the Senate to be full
informed as to the merits of the organiza
tions. He was in favor of the extension of
facilities, but he did not believe, he said.
In bestowing favors on the worth and un
It was a fair inquiry to ask whether the
Individuals or corporations petitioning for
privileges were doing so on bona fide claims
to legislative favor.
SHOULD BE ABLE TO TELL.
He believed that the Commissioners ought
lo be able to furnish all the data necessary
to arrive at a conclusion as to the merits
In all these cases.
Mr. Allen is decidedly In favor of cheaper
telephone service and cheaper gas service,
but he is evidently not disposed to waste
time with corporations w hlch do not rest
on a basis strong enough to make a fight
The Information which he lias asked of
the Commissioners will be furnished, no
doubt, with such circumstance and detail
that It will be eas to separate the wheat
from the chaff.
Senator -Allen Is a good fighter and
tenacious of his purpose1. He was asked If
he would give the result of his Inquir to
"Certainly," he said, "It is a matter of
A Cast' from Goat Alley..
Sadie Marks, colored, -was arrested last
night for assault and batter upon Virginia
Ford. Sadie and Virginia are residents
of Goat alley northwest, and for somo
reason could never agree. Several nights
ago the two women became involved in a
tussle, and. It is alleged, Sadie did Virginia
bodily harm. The latter swore out a war
rant for her enemy's arrest, and Policeman
Uoagland caught Sadie at her home last
ltiisHla Massing Troops In Corea.
London. Dec. 30. The Standard will
tomorrow publish a dispatch from Shang
hai, saying it is reported in tbat city
tbat Russia is massing troops on the
Corean frontier in readiness for any emer
gency that may arise. Owing tolillegcd
assaults on Russian subjects In Coreu sev
enty Russian officers and soldiers have
arrived at Gcnsan, on the east coast of
Route ot the Liberty Bell.
AUanta, Ga., Dec 30. -Ma or Klug has
recelvrd a letter from Philadelphia In regard
to the Liberty Bell, which the city council
men Uiink is a slap at Atlanta. Mayor
King had arranged- for the return of the
bell by the route over which it came. The
PhUadclphlans write that they will come
and get it, and take it back by another
" Bear's Officers Suspended.
Ban Francisco, Dec. 80-Lieul. George
M. Daniels and First Engineer Dorrey of
the revenue cutter Bear were temporarily
suspended from duty today. The announce
ment ot the suspension came from Wash
ington this afternoon. The susjiension is
believed to arise out of the Capt. Healy
Coke Furnaces Closing.
New Castle, Pa , Dec 30. All the fur
naces hi'this city were closing today as'
the result of demands on the part of em-.,
ployes for increased pay m holidays and
Sundays. The manufacturers claim that
tbey cannot pay the increase demanded.
HOW CAMPOS KElEPS UP
State of tile Gold Heservo.
At tin- closet of business lust evenlnc
tlio Treasurj trold -reserve stesm ut
903,1115,151. Tltu withdrawals of
-old at Sew York, fur i-'domcstlc pur
poses" was SU52.O0O.
DOBIIS WOK OX A FOUL..
Final Bouts In tlio ll5 and 135 Found
Maspeth,-L. I., Dec 30. The final bouts
In (he tourntmeut for IIS and 135 pound
clisses'was decided tonight at the Empire
In tl e 1 In pound clas Hangli of Brook
lyn got the decision over Zlmpher of
Uulfalo, vv bile In the 115-pound racket
Henny Leon of New "fork won over Dave
"A all of Ireland.
The star bout of tbc evening, however,
was between Dobbs of Minneapolis and
Hill or Boston, the 'Pickaninny." .which
was awarded to Dobbs on a-foul.
Oranj-i' Crop Damaged.
San Francisco, DeJ 30. Heavy frosts
prevailed throughout California last night.
The temperature was Ughteen-nbove zero
at Riverside and vicinity, am serious dam
age to orattgcsls reported.
TOO QUIflSJOpTBE HOB
Thief Already 1 Hanged Frees His
Hands and Gats the Rop9.
Caught by St. Louis Market Men Id
th Act of Stealtner They Swung
St. Louis, Dec. 30. An attempt to lynch
a negro thief, was.made early this luorning
in Union Market, inthe heart of the down
tow n bushiest district. For some time
petty thefts have annoyed the stall keepers
at the market and a secret watch was In
At G.45 o'clock this morning Martin Mac
Mahan and Pat. McClcnchy saw a negro
wIUi two blankets slipping away from the
market. They raised the cry of "Stop
thief." The negro dropped the blankets and
ran and they gave-cbasc and captured him.
The cry of "Lyrtoh hlml" went up. There
Is a block and tackle fastened to the cell
ing of the market used to swing the ice
blocks up to their receptacle. This caught
the eye of the mob.
The rope was adjusted about the negro's
neck. Nervous, eager bands bound bis
wrists with a cotton cord. He quit strug
gling and began to pray. A score of bands
caught the other end of the rope. There
was a strong, steady'pull and tbe negro's
feet left the floor. His tongue protruded
from between bis teeth and his eyes stared
In another minute he would have been a
dead man. But he was a man of resources.
With a quick, nervous Jerk of bis arms
be broke the cord tbat bound them. His
band went to hlspocket like a flash. It
brought a knife. "'
One movement sufficed to expose the
blade, another tojfut tbelrope. The negro
dropped to tbc ground and escaped before
the crowd could prevent biro.
KEN rOX C. MURRAY DEAD.
Superintendent of Norfolk Schools and
- Edlto'r'ofnthe Landmark.
Norfolk, Va., pec 80. Mr. Kenton C.
Murray, editor ollhe Norfolk Landmark,
and superintendent of publio schools for
the city of Norfolk, died at bis residence Id
this city this afternoon at 5 30 o'clock In
the forty-slxthyear of his age.
Mr. Murray was taken suddenly HI at a
meeting ot the publio school board, on
Tuesday, September 10, last. The Illness
proved to be a stroke of paralysis and he
remained In a critical condition for a month.
Just a little more than a month ago he had
recovered sufficient strength to leave his
home and make occasional visits to tbe
office. In fact, (or ths past two weeks he
bad gone regularly to the office In the
morning and both be, himself and bis friends
hoped that he -would bc'able to takcup his
active work again.
He was anxious to visit his father at
Coyners Springs, and decided to under
take this trip .last Saturday morning.
When the train passed Suffolk It was ap
parent that he was 111, and he -was trans
ferred to the eastbound train and returned
home. It was then seen 'Uiat he bad suf
fered a profound strokcof paralysis, and
he never recovered consciousness.
Mr. Murray married In August, 1874,
Miss Agnes Foster ot Bnuletourt county.
Hlr home circle consisted of his wire, a
son, Mr. K. Foster.SWrraT, three young
daughters and an Infant-son.
The funeral win take place from the resi
dence tomorrow afternoon, at 3.
Demise of Dr. .DoweU.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec- So? Dr. Thomas 8.
Dowell, one of the oldest physicians in At
lanta, died -today .Heiwas born In Vir
ginia, tveuty yeartTago. He moved to
Georgia when & young man, and came to
Atlanta, 101858... He organized the South
ern Medical ColMKaad.was prcsidentunUl
hu dett.7-Hs-1rmLhfc' buried at Sparta,
Ga., totaorrdw.',- i
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Irish Nationalist Talks of the
HE AtfMIRES OUR STAND
Says Salisbury Is I'luyliiv; foil lies and
Will Back Down ltatlii-rTbau Force
a War Canada Could Snt Be Helled
Ujhiu to stand by tlie-Crovvii In Cuso
Hon. Michael Davltt, the Irish NaUonalist
and member of Parliament, arrived in
Washington jesterday from Chicago, ou
his way home to Ireland. He will leave
the city this morning for Philadelphia,
where he has a number -of rcUtivcs.
Mr. Davitt expects to reach New York
bj Saturday, and will sail for Queens
town in Uie early part ot next week.
Duriugrihc; day be met jnany prominent
persons Here, but did not go to the CapltoL
Hehasnotdcllvereda lecture In thlo country
since he arrived at San Francl-co on the
19th instant, and will not peuk publicly
until he FhaU arrive In Irelaud.
Mr. Davltt left IraJaml fur Australia
last March and visited the seveu colonies
comprising the Australias. His purpose
was lstudy and Investigate the labor and
home rule questions, and he has Xsjme
away very much luetrucled, he says, and
ot the opinion that if Ireland could have
the same liberty and privileges enJoed by
those countries they would be a favored
The people In Australia, according to
Mr. Davltt, are practically free, and tbe
only tie that binds them to England is the
governor thitthe British government sends
to each of them. These officials, while
holding the highest positions in the colo
nies, have uo extraordinary power, and all
their suggcsUous have to be ratified by
HE TALKS OF VENEZUELA.
On tbe Venezuelan question Mr. Davitt
had this to say:
"I consider President Cleveland's posi
tion a patriotic one, and utterly devoid of
politics. This Is evidenced by ihe"support
be has received from the members of the
Republican party. He Is a good Ameri
can, and will receive the moral if not the
active support ot almost every civilized
country ot note in case of war.
"But Uicre will be no war. Russia lias
given her diplomatic support to this eoun try
all along, and nobod doubts tint she will
fight for America whenever hostlllUes
break out between the United States and
England. 'Australian sentiment Is, so
far as I have found it, not unfriendly to
"Lord Salisbury is going to back down
and it is my opinion that Queen Victoria
will use her Influence in that direction. He
has made an ignominious failure on the
"Just to think ot it," said Mr. Davitt, "he
sent three ultimatums to tbc sultan of
Turkey, demanding certain reforms. Did
the latter comply? No. To cov er up his
fatuous course, the English prune minister
temporarily diverted the attention ot Euro
peans by taking his present stand resp"Ctins
TOO TRIVIAL FOR WAR.
"I do not believe the English want to
fight over this trivial matter, asthe iv erage
Britisher could not tell yon where and w hat
Venezuela is. In case there should be wa r,
however, there is no doubt that Canadian
territory would be the base of operations.
"Canada is notltostiletolheUiiilei rotates,
but all the same she would. Innocently on
her part, be inade'to suffer for the sins of
England. This country could -very easily
throw 2,000,000 fighting volunteers iuto
the Dominion on short notice. England
could not possibly place more than 300,000
Britishers there, and the results wo lid be
that John Bull would be licked out of bcr
"England lias nothing to gain and all to
lose, owing to tl e enmity she has created
by her land-grabbing methods. In addl
Uon to the other countries to supiort the
United States may be counted France.
Opinion has been expressed otherwise, but
the sentiment of the people of the laud of
the lily Is for America.
"Lord Salisbury's nation was the first
to propose arbitration for U.e settlement
of such dispute tome jears ago, and row
that the offer for an International arbitra
tion tribunal has come from a government
as representaUve as the United States,
there is no possible way for England to
back out with credit to herself."
He added. "One thing you must remem-
Tier. The Irish arc for America first, last,
and all the time."
British Steamer's Cargo on Fire.
London, Dec. 30. The British steamer
Egyptian Prluce, from New Orleans No
vember 24, via U Michael for Genoa,
which arrived at Gibraltar December 21,
with her cargo on fire, sailed thence today
for her destination. The fire was quenched
without necessitating the discharge of the
Drovv tied W.lillo Skating.
Creston, O., Dec, 30. Willie Black, aged
14, Sam Toole 10, and Addle Clayborn 14.
were drowned today while ekullng, the
ice breaking under them.
RCADV TO LEND US MONET.
Syndicate Formed lu London and Paris
to Take American Bonds.
London, Dec. 30. The United Press has
ascertained here that a syndicate is being
formed in Berlin and London to take up
the proposed United States loan. "Die
principal negotiations will proceed In Ber
lin for 4 per cent bonds issued at about'
par. The London flnns taking part ln-the
syndicate. Include the prominent American
It Is doubtful whether a public Issue,
will lie made In London. The completion
of the contract with the syndicate depends
upon the view which President Cleveland
may t3keabo.it the Issueprlce. Tbeamount
proposed to hu taken 14 $200,000,000.
Frankfort un-Uie-M Ii.Hee.SO. AnAmer
Icun loin of $ 1 rO,C00,OQ0 at 3 3-4 per cint
and the Deutsche Itiuk group.
'Jolly Iiik" .Justice Brewer.
London. Dec. 30. The D illy News in Its
issue tomorrow, will say thtt the appoint
ment of Justice Brewir, of the Supreme
Court of the United Slates, as a member ot
the Venezuclaa high commission Is a sign
that President, Cletel uid wishes for a Jair
report to be made.
STRIKE MAY START AGAIN
Philadelphia Motorman and Con
, ductors Still "DissatiEfisd.
Committ.-o .Makes 1'n.et Ically tlio
Same DcmuLdsof the Company for.
Which They Originally Struck.
Philadelphia, Pa , Dec 30. Since the
settlement of the strlie uf the motormen
and conductors of the Union Traction Com
pany there has been much dissatisfaction
among the meu over the terms of the eet
Uement. A committee representing every division
of the line met General Manager Beetem
tonight to discuss with hira what they
believe to be tbe grievances of the men.
The meeting lasted from 7.30 unUl 11
"he committee made practically the same
demands of the company for which they
originally struck. They asked that they be
given $2 for a day of ten hours; that the
front platrorms.of the cars be incloses! as
a protection against the weather, und tbat
the strikers be given Uielr old jioslti'ins.
Mr. Beetem consents to give the men that
struck llie-ir old runs and to put the new
men who look Uie strikers places on as
In the matter of inclosed platforms Mr.
Beetem stated that the company was now
experimenting wIUi a platform and that
nothing could be done until the result
of this experiment was known. In the
matter of giving the men ten hours work
for ?2 per day, Mr. Beetem. said that the
comiiany musttbsolutel decline to make
The committee that met Mr. Beetem
tonight wUI report to the men of the various
divisions the result of the conference, and
the decision of tbe men wlllbe communi
cated to Mr. Beetem on Wednesday night.
Among the members ot the committee
there seemed to be considerable dissatis
faction over the terras offered by the com
pany, and what the outcome will be It Is im
possible to foretell.
JOLVIXG THE lATKIOTS.
General Pando's Cruelty Causes Muny
Clttzens to Rebel.
bantlago de Cuba, Dec. 20, v ia Key West,
Dec. 30. Since Lieut. Gen. Pando began
bis campaign here the imprisonment of
prominent persons of this city has In
creased considerably. In consequence of
this harshness men Join the insurgents
by hundreds, thus strengthening the Cuban
army, which Is already large In this region.
The Spanish army lias lately received
a terrible blow. Col. Maclas, who left San
Luis for Fauna Sorrento on December 18
with 000 men. had a disastrous engage
ment that day betweth tbc two towns
with the-insurgent Icaderj,"Demetrio Cos
tlllo And Panco Sanchez, commanding
The insurgents' attack was 60 Impetuous
and they so fiercely used the terrible ma'
cbete that the Spanish coldncl ordered a
hasty retreat, leaving on theVield forty
killed and 114 wounded. The Spaniards
also abandoned ten mules laden with pro
visions and munitions.
Tbc burning of sugar estates In this dis
trict and Guantanamo is Increasing in a
most alarming manner and tbe planters'
have abandoned all hopes of grinding sugnr
Got at Least 11 Lodging.
A colored man, who gave his name at
the Sixth precinct station as William Jack
son, walked up to Policeman Ncwklrk In a
dark bway last night and despite the
shining buttons of tlio policeman said,
"Gibe me de price oh a flap." In the lan
guage of the road this means erough money
to purchase; lodging. Policeman Ncwklrk
did not accede to his request, but called the
wagon and lodged him at No. 0 with the
word "vag" opposite his name ou the
Drank a Quart of Wlilikv.
Youngslown, Ohio, Dec 30.-The cor
oner's Investigation of the death or Wolfe
Bartlchever, who died suddenly, shows
that he had drunk nearly a quart of raw
whisky on a wager and then dropped itad.
Warrants have len Issued for the arrest
of the parUes who made the wager.
GOLD RESERVE IN ROUND FIGURES.
A ballof gold, containing a hundred mil lions of dollars, the amount necessary to
maintain"our nationabcredlt on a sound and secure basis, would look like the alio v
picture if placed by tbe side of President Cleveland. The ball neighs only 261,14 l
pounds avoirdupois, and has a diameter Of only 7 1-2 feet, Tbere is a verj small dJI
ference between the size of 5100,000,000 and the size of a man like our Tres dent
But forpowcr and Influence, where is the m an tbat can equal or approach this sphere
ot dead metal?
There are only 21C.8 cubic feet In this ban. It It were of water it would -weigh
13,540 pounds. Being of gold. It wcigbs nl neteen times as much. Ton could not get
more than bait a dozen Graver Clevclands into a hollow sphere of the same dlatne.
ter as this. But with It, taking him as wor lu $50,uuo a year, you could employ 2,u0v)
G rover Cleveland. New York World. f
Campos' Defeat and Precipitate
Keueat Dumfounded Them.
ALL HIS PLANS FAILED
So Badly Rattled AretlieSpiiiiNh Com
manders That They Are Milking Hot
Iluste Fortifying Ilurunu MillMuro
Strongly for tear Muxlnie Omicj
Might Capture It.
New York, Dec.30. The Times tom-irrow
will publish thefollovvlag Havain dNpatch,
dated December 23:
The excitement lu this city is alieost
beyond description. For the first time the
h Ind supporters of Spanish rule hi the
isjnd realize that it is seriously threatened
bj the revolution. The shock lias betii tlia
most severe, as it was expected by thov
who have faith la the military abilities of
Martinez Campos that the moment had ar
rived when Uie Cuban forces, if not en
tirely crushed, would meet with uch a
sadden check as to demoralize, scatter and
send them hackfling to Camaguey
Instead of that anticipated result of
Gen Martinez Campos' plans. It K lie and
his whole army who are flying Ufore- lbs
Victorious enemy, whose pnigrcss seemi
to find no opposition and no olmtacle.
It is Impossible to ascertain Tow many
times and to wbatextenttheSpauiarilsbav
been defeated. The government has sc
far succeeded In suppressing the new & wide
must have reached Havana.
It Is cold that the mall from the hnmedl
ate vicinity of tie field of operation hat
been withheld, and If any letters hav
been received by private courier, thost
receiving them are careful not to makt
the contents public. In order to avoid sus
picion respecUng their connection witt
CAMPOS' PLANS SHATTERED.
One thing, however, Is plain; that is tbat
Martinez Campos' plans have been shat
tered, and that he has been compelled t
beat a hasty retreat before the advancing
Muilerings from Spaniards, who are
supposed to be well informed in regard to
what Is occurring. Indicate that the situ
ation is a critical one for tbe Spanish govs
eminent, while the reserve and moderation
shown by some of the most outpokcn and
rabid Peninsulars, appear to be a continua
tion of tbat fact.
In the cafes and other public places the
serloas and grave miens ot the isiianiards
Is a noUccable feature. Their long faces
and their whisperings show that all is
not well with them.
They w Hi not, however, even acknowledga
a fact Ihatls plain to everybody. Martinez
Campos' winter campaign, from which .so
much was hoped, has utterly fal'ed Even
it things with him and his army have not
gope so bad as seeuis to be the- case, there
is no doubt now that thw year there wlU
be no sug-ir crop, and Ibl-fmeansnorcvVnue
for the bpanlsh treasury, which Is already
some $7,000,000 behind in its obligations.
GOMEZ HAS THE UPPER HAND.
Xloreover, should Gomez, having nc(m
plished his purpose, withdraw from thi
territory which be now occupies, befon
Martinez Campos can again place his troopt
In position to commence active operations
Uie rainy season will have set In, and ht
will ttnd himself at the end of the dry
season in a worse condition than at the
beginning of It, and nav tag to facean enemy
greater in numbers, better supplied witB
arms and ammunition, and encouraged by
As an Indication of the extent to whlck
the Spanish commanders have lost then
beads, their precipitate diligence in forti
fying the approaches to Havana should b
pointed out. No one not overcome by ex
citement could suppose Uiat Gomez, at th
present moment, would ev en dream ot at
tacking .the city. v
There might have been a possibility,
although remote, of his making an attempt
against Matanzas, not for tbe purpose of
holding tbe city, for this he is no doubt
aware to be beyond bis power, but to se
cure such arms and ammunition as might
have been found there.
PANDO CALLED BACK.
Some of the newspapers here stun t
find consolation In the fact that cane
fields having been destroyed, the Spanish
army will be able to operate with mors
freedom, while the rebels will not fintl
where to hide themselves.
They forget, or feign to forget, that the
Cubans have been advancing over the
burned fields, and therefore in clear sight
ot the Spaniards, who were retreating
before them. ,
It is rumored that Gen. Paudo has been
called back from Santiago His assistance
seems to be necessary here, although there
are several dozens of generals on ihe-fliM.
At Santiago Gen. Pando lia done nothing
but Increase the Cuban forces with several
hundreds ot men from that city who did
not care lo trust themselves to his humaue
Instincts. . 1
He is one of tbe most brutal and san
guinary of tbe Spanish generals.
Urov Idetice Firm Assigns.
Providence, R. I., Dec 30 The II. W
Ladd Company made an assignment tliti
afternoon to JamesM.Scott, Assets, $333,
497; HablllUes, S20G.000. 1
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