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SCI? ANTON, PA.,
The Democratic Amend
ments Were All
CLASSED AS NEW BUSINESS
The Bill Passed Carried with
Mr. Dlngley States Tlint the Kecoipts
Mill Kijunl LTpenditurrs Ilclore
tho I : lid ill the Present I'ltcul
Year nnd Will Leave a Hniidsonio
Surplus (or the Next Ycnr--Civil
Service Imw Attnckcil--I,lveiy De
bate Which Sets the Gallery in nil
Washington. Dec. 10. Tlio house to
day passed tho pension appropriation
bill without itmemlmcnt and adjourned
until Monday. Tho amendments of
fered by the Democrats to comet al
leged existing abuses were nil ruled
out on the point of order that they
were new legislation.
As passed, the bill carried J141.2G3,
SSO. The debate today covered a wide
range. It touched not only the ques
tion of our pension policy, hut that of
civil service reform and the receipts
and expenditures of the treasury un
der the Dlngley law. On the latter
question, Mr. Dlngley made an Im
portant statement in which he ex
pressed the opinion that the receipts
would tqual the expenditures before
tho close of the present fiscal year,
nnd predicted a surplus of $10,000,000
next year. The civil service, law was
savagely attacked by several members,
notably by Mr. Drown (Hep. O.),
and Mr. Llnney (Rep., N. C), and was
warmly defended by Mr. Johnson (Hep.
Ind.). Just before the close of the ses
sion, Mr. Hltt, chairman of the for
eign affairs committee, attempted to
secure unanimous consent for the pas
page of the bill to prohibit pelagic
sealing by American citizens, but ob
jection was made, '"it will, unTler
agreement, however, be considered on
Mr. Drown opened the debate with
his attack on civil service, during
which he said the soldiers of his dis
trict regarded this law as inimical to
their interests and lie favored Its re
peal or radical modification. He de
clared that the president was mistak
en when he alllrmed that the civil
service law had the approval of the
people. The Republicans and the press
of his district had denounced it. The
last Republican state convention of
Ohio had declared against the law and
on that platform he stood.
Mr. Rromwell said he concurred with
much said by his colleague, Mr. Drown,
but he insisted that true civil ser
vice jvform was a cardinal principle of
Republicanism. Ho believed, he said,
that C! rover Cleveland had done more
to discredit the true- spirit of civil ser
vice reform than all the agencies com
bined, and he thought Mr. McKlnley
could be relied upon to bring It back
into its proper channel.
DEFKNSK OF CIVIL SERVICE.
Mr. Johnson, In defense of civil ser
vice reform, reiterated his statement
of the other day that civil service re
form was an essential principle of Re
publicanism. Mr. Johnson declared that
the enemies of the law dare not at
tack It openly. They hoped as "the
friends of true civil service reform,"
to tear it down piecemeal and do i ov
ertly what they ftared to attempt di
rectly. Mews, (.'aniai'k, Gains and Sims,
Democrats of Tennessee, spoke brielly
In favor of retrenchment in pension
expenditures. The latter expressed the
opinion that the Dlngley law would
not supijly sufUclenl revenue for the In
creasing pension expenditures. Thess
renrirks drew out an important .state
ment from Mr. Dingluy regarding tho
prospective revenues nnd expenditures
for the coming fiscal year. Prelimi
nary to Ihls statement Mr. Dlngley
gave it new Interpretation of the es
timated Increase In pension expendi
tures, contending that the maximum
was reached in 193. when th6 pension
payments reached $ir,9,000.000. In ISUi
tlli-y fell to iHl.000.1100; ISO.".. J111.000.0UO;
H'.'C. $12'.).00U.(X)U. and in 1S97 $141,000,(100.
If the expenditures for pensions during
the next fiscal year should be JUS.ono,
000. as had been estimated, the increase,
Mr. Dlngky said, would not be due to
new legislation hut to more rapid ad
ministration of tho present laws. It
would therefore Involve no additional
expense In the end.
Tho question as to the revenues and
expenditures for the next fiscal year,
proceeded Mr. Dlngley, was a practical
one which congress had to face. Tho
statement of the secretary of the treas
ury he said, had caused much misap
prehension owing to thy fact that un
der a new provision of law he had
been obliged to Include In the esti
mates of expenditures $73,003,000 for
public works, which neither ho nor
the secretary of war nor any other well
Informed person believed could ho ex
pended. Oounting this, tho estimated
deficit, he said, will be $21,000,000.
Ho paid ho violated no conthlenco
when he said that tho becretary of tho
treasury and the president were con
fident that the receipts next year would
exceed tho expenditures.
Mr. Dlngley said he took It for grant
ed that congress would exercise rea
sonable economy. It was not expected
that the expenditures for public works
next year would exceed $30,000,000. Con
tinuing Mr. Dlngley pointed out the
fact that tho actual cost of tho ad
ministration of tho government, tho
ordinary expenses per capita, had re
mained about stationary for many
years. The cost waa about $2.50 per
capita. At tho present time the ex
penditures were slightly In excess of
$5, but $2 per capita went for pensions
and about fiO cents for interest on the
public debt. Tho estimate of the ways
nnd means committee had been th'at
the tarllf law with other receipts would
bring in nn Income of five and one
olghth dollars per capita, and Mr.
Dlngley declared that when the expen
ditures were brought within that lint
it there would be nn dllllculty. The
estimated dellclt for the present year,
not counting the money obtained and
to be obtained from the Pacific rnll
roads was $28,000,000. The anticipatory
Importations had, Mr. Dlngley argued,
placed In the treasury before July 1.
$38,000,000. Those importations had re
duced the dellrlt last year from $50.
000,000 to $18,000,000, Inasmuch as the
Importations were for consumption this
year that sum should be properly
charged to the receipts of the current
year. If they were so charged, instead
of a dellclt there would bo a surplus
tills year of $10,000,000.
Mr. Dlngley figured out a surplus of
exactly that amount ($10,000,000) for the
coming fiscal year. He described the
steady munti'r In which the revenues
had been Increasing at tho rate of one
or two millions a month. Although
December was generally a bad month
for Importations, he said, that If tho
Increase for the first nine days of this
month wore continued the receipts this
month would Increase from S2.i.non.uOO
In November to $27,000,000 in Decem
ber. When h confidently predicted
that the effect of the anticipatory rev
enues would all be overcome during
this fiscal year, and that after May
or June, 1S9S, the revenues would ex
ceed tho expenditures, the Republican
side broke Into repeated cheers.
When pressed by Mr. Richardson
(Dem., Tenn.) for nn opinion as to the
time when the full effect of the new
schedules would be made manifest, Mr.
Dlngley replied that the date must
necessarily be problematical, but for
practical purposes, looking to the per
iod when the revenues would bo ample,
he unhesitatingly fixed the end of this
Mr. Dalley (Dem., Tex.) asked Mr.
Dlngley If the treasury was not con
cealing a deficiency by counting the
receipts from the sale of the Union
Pacific as miscellaneous receipts. Mr.
Dlngley responded that the only prop
er place for this item was in miscel
laneous receipts and had excluded all
consideration of the Pacific railroad
receipts In his statement.
During tho five mlnute-a' debate, Mr.
Llnney (Rep., X. C), made an argu
ment in favor of overthrowing the civil
service law, which set the galleries In
a roar. He believed that the spoils be
longed to tho victors. It was the only
way to succeed. He flourished aloft
a picture from a comic paper present
ing New York overrun by Tammany
tigers. He had never heard anything
particularly good of Tammany, ho
sold, except that It was vouched for
by Amos Cummings. yet Tammany
had prevailed against all the forces
of good government. It was Invinc
ible, omnipotent. Why? Decause it
respected its friends. "Look at this
picture," be shouted. "The tiger sur
rounded by myriads of little tigers.
How would .the tiger look surrounded
by monkeys and mice?"
He euIoglzi.il the stalwarts of party
who had .stuck to their friends.
All amendments. Including those in
troduced by Mr. Allen yesterday, were
voted down or ruled out on points of
order. Tho bill was then repoited to
the house and panned.
PRIEST AND PUPILS FIQHT FIRE.
An Old Maryland College Saved by
Elllcott City., Mil., Dec. 10. The one
hundred and sixty students at Ohl
Rockhlll Catholic college hero had n,
desperate fight with lire nt 2 o'clock
this morning. Their lives were not en
dangered, but the college was and they
turned out to a man and assisted the
priests and brothers of tho faculty in
saving tho building. The III c broke out
in Social hall, a new building, used as
a reading and conversation room.
Many of the (Undents wero only half
clad, but they braved the cold and
worked the college pumps untty they
had saved the main building, the dor
mitories, from destruction. Tho lost Is
$3,200, not covered by Insurance.
ENGLAND WANTS SOLDIERS.
Two Army Corps tin Offensive Pur
London, Dee. 10. Rpciv.tary for War
I.ansdownc, speaking tonight at Ed
inburgh, outlined the military policy
of the government.
After remarking that the country had
been confronted during tho last few
months with difficulties in every part
of the globe, not of her own seeking,
specially mentioning the Derlng iSea
and Venezuelan controversies, he said
that three army corps were required,
adding that two must he available for
offensive purposes nbroad,
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Shorts Have u Itrentlilng Spell.
Chicago, Dec. 10. Shorts hi wheat wero
given a breathing spoil today. Toward
tho doso tho market became very weak.
Humors wero circulated that wheat was
being started for this market from all
purls of tho west and it hud tho effect of
forcing December down to $1.03, a break
of exactly t cents slnco yesterday. There
was, however, very llttlo trading In it.
May closed at Ol'.jc, about a cent under
Coal Strike Settled.
Streator, III., Di-c. 10. Tho miners'
strike In this vicinity cams to an end
this afternoon when A. L. Sweet, mana
ger of tho Chicago and Vermillion Coal
company, agreed to pay tho prlco de
manded by tho men, which is fil cents a
ton for gross weight mining. Tills prac
tically sottlos tho strike In all Northern
Illinois and will put 2,000 men to work at
After nn Apple Woman's Fortune.
Jersey City. N. J.. Die. 10. "Old Lady"
Cafarka, a nigged woman who for years
peddled apples along tho Iloboken water
front, died recently In Poland, where she
was sent by a charitable friend. She
married u cook on tho way out. and ho
Is now trying to get her money. It ap.
pears that tho old woman, whom every
ono thought n pauper, was worth $16,W0.
Two Miners Shot,
Knoxvllle, Tenn,, Dec. 10. Tho btrlko
In tho Pain Rock company's coal mlno at
Almy culminated today In tho shooting
of two miners, William West and James
Garber. Doth were shot Jrom ambush,
and It Is not known who their would-be
murderers are. Neither was fatally hu-t.
Further trouble Is predicted and the com
pany haii sent for bloodhounds.
THE BOOTHS WILL
General William and Commander Dal
llngton lo Meet.
THEY WILL NOT DISCUSS TUG ARMY
I'or tho First Time Since Their
Separation, Hulltngtou Dootli De
ceives a Letter from Hi I'ullicr,
General William Doolh--IIo Will
Cirnut an Interview, but W ill Not
Discuss tho Army.
New York, Dec. 10. Commander Ral
llngton Dooth, for tho first time slnco
his separation from the Salvation
Army, hns received a letter from his
father, General William Douth, of
England, asking for an Interview when
he (the general) unlves In this coun
try next month.
In reply. Commander Dooth has de
clared not only his willingness, but
his pleasure at meeting the general,
as father and son, but adds:
In view of tho repeated and strenu
ously circulated reports that 1 have re
fused lo see my father, 1 deem It both
light and fulr to state that 1 have never
offered any objection to seeing him, but
the grand field council of tho Volunteers
has advised that, owing to tho wlltul mis
representation of my last Interview with
u member of my family, and aB 1 no long
er represent myself alone, but a huge
movement, that every safeguard should
bo taken against a repetition of this, and
further, that In tho Interview no allusion
should be mado to eiuesllons of contro
versy regard the Salvation Army.
Furthermore, as the object of such an
Interview has already been slated to ho
an amalgamation of the Volunteers of
America with the Salvation Army, Mrs.
Dooth nnd myself wish to state with all
emphasis, that, consldciing the essential
differences in tho government anil princi
ples of the two organizations, such a
union would be Inconsistent In the fuco
of our people and our God, and therefore
To give countenance to this rumor of
amalgamation, my name has In all parts
of the country, been recently associated
with the colonization of the other social
schemes of Commissioner Tucker, car
rying tho Implication that I approve
Not only am I not connected with unv
of these schemes, but all will admit that
it Is my right to protest against Commls
sloncr and Mrs. Dooth-Tucker allowing
them to pass as "Commander and Mrs.
Wo only wish to have our position
rightly and Justly understood, for more
than ever does Mrs. Booth nnd myself
feel thai J. great trust has been com
mitted to us liy the American people, un.I
more than over may I hey rely uppp our
being true to the sumo.
SENSATION AT VIENNA.
Secret Mischief Makers Placard tho
Vienna, Dec. 10. A great sensation
has been caused here by the posting
luoadcast last evening of red placards,
even In the Inner town and hofburg,
Inscillied "no Ausglelch!" "Abolish tho
language ordinances!" and "German
Is the national language!"
The police tore the placards down.
The ausglelch Is the compact exist
ing between Austria and Hungary,
piovldlng for a common head, the em
peror of Austria, and king of Hungary,
and for a common administration of
foreign affairs, defence.flntinclal affairs
nnd commeiclal affairs, etc., although
each country has Its own parliament
PLATE GLASS INSURANCE RATES.
A Sweeping Deduction in Premiums
New York, Dec. 10. An officer of one
of the largo plate glass Insurance com
panies definitely announced today that
rates for such insurance will probably
soon he cut In oviry state. When tho
Plate Glascs Insurance association
meets next week It Is likely that def
inite proposals will be made to reduce
rates In nil territories to avoid further
If this Is not agreed to. It Is not
Improbable that "open rates" will pre
vail next year, each company pursu
ing an independent course.
Senator llnnna III.
New York, Dec. 10. Senator Hnnnn was
taken suddunly ill In the W.tlduif-Astoi-in
tonight and retired to Ids apartments, ilo
arrived at tho hotel from Washington at
,r o'clock this afternoon nnd appeared fa
tigued by his long Journey. Ills two
daughters wero with him. It w.ui said nt
the hotel, however, that no physician had
been summoned. Senator Ilnuna expects
to return to Washington on .Monday.
Ilnll Magnate Sells Out.
Pittsburg. Dec. lO.-Ex.Presldont Will
iam Kerr, of the Pittsburg base ball club,
has sold his cntlro Interest in tho club
to P. L. Autui, of, Chicago. This deal
makes Mr. Autcn tho owner of all tho
stock with tho exception of ten or fif
teen shares held by the i x-plteiior, John
Tcnnor. Presldcnt-Munugcr Wutklus will
have cntlro control of tho ttam.
No More "Physical Culture."
Sau Francisco, Dee. 10. Tho health nnd
polleo commlttt-o of tho board of super
visors today put a fiulotiis upon prizo
lighting in this city for some time to come
by refusing any more permits lor pugil
istic or "physic.il culture" exhibitions to
the big clubs. 'Ihls disposes of tho Grlf-fo-Lnvlgno,
Hawkins-Connelly nnd Hinith
Mrs. McKlnley!, Condition.
Canton, O., Dec. 10. This Is tbo ninth
day of the sickness of Mrs. Nancy A. Mj
Klnloy. Duiing these nli.e duya she has
taken but llttlo nourishment, and hus
been conscious only a few time's. The
aged patient has "Ithstond tho usjaults
of disease, and tbMay shi was In ubout
tho saino stato as on Thursduy.
in the Hack,
Now Orleans, Dec. Ki.-Joo Held, a
prominent lawyer of Tangipahoa, and
widely known ns a tiguro In tho feuds In
tho Florida parishes, was assassinated
last night. Ilo was i-hot In tho back on
tho stairway of tho court house ut Frank
Union. The Hoy Orator In Movico.
Monterey, Mex Dec. 10. Hon. William
J. Dryan, of Nebraska, Is In Monterey to
day. His visit Iiub aroused great en
thusiasm, Tho distinguished American
Is being miidei tho recipient of high mu
nicipal, stato and federal honors.
BRIGADE COURT MARTIAL.
General Gobln Appoints Officers to
Sit at Lebanon on Dec. tin.
Lebanon, Pn,, Dec. 10. General J. P.
8. Gobln, commander of the Third bri
gade, N. G. P., has appointed these
oillccrs to sit In the general court mar
tial, to convene In Lebanon's rllle
armory on Monday, Dec. 20:
Captain James D. Hutchinson, Com
pany D., Eighth regiment; Captain
James W. Umbenhuuer, Company G,
Fourth regiment; CuptulnjM. II. Smith,
Company C, Fourth regiment; First
Lieutenant Charles E. Meek, Gover
nor's troop; First Lieutenant Eelwnrd
Drlndle, Company G, Eighth regiment,
Norman S. Kateulinr adjutant of tho
First battalion of the Fourth regi
ment, Is named as Judge advocate.
There Is only one ease as yet to come
before the court nnd that Is the charge
of desertion brought against Peter J.
Dahm, a private of Company II, Fourth
regiment, N. G. P., of this city, who
fnlleel to respond tt the call to go to
the Hazleton re-glon during the strike.
This Is the first case of Its kind that
has ver been tried in tho National
Guard eif Pennsylvania, and consider
able Interest and anxiety Is felt as to
the outcome of the affair.
Tho court martial, according to the
act of 1SS7, has tho right to Inflict
penalties not exceeding thirty days In
jail and fines.
THE MARKETS STRONGER.
Dullness Is Dooming All Alone the
Lines of Trniln--llnilrond Darnings
Constantly Incrcnsins-A Substan
tial Advance in thu Price of Wheat.
New York, Dec. 10. R. G. Dun &
Co's weekly review of trade will say
The opening of congress with the
annual message and reports hns not
discouraged business, as Bomo predict
ed, but nil speculative markets are
stronger thnn a week ago. The pro
ductive industries, even in the season
usually about the dullest of the year
aa to new orders, meet a definite im
provement in demand for Important
products, presumably tho fruit of a
prevailing conviction that new busi
ness will begin to crowd the works
after the new year starts. Tho out
ward movement of wheat and other
products continues so heavy that for
eign exchango has fallen three-quarters
of a cent, and instead of exports
of gold, which have, marked Decem
ber of recent years, Imports would
come if gold were wanted. 'Securities
are advancing with reason in the In
creased earnings of railways, $47,0SJi.
801 for November on reporting roads
in the I'nlted States 10.8 per cent,
larger than last , .ir and F.9 larger
than In 1S92. A striking comparison
for five years shows that In each of
the last three months earnings have
been greater than In an previous year,
with a larger increase in November
titan In October or September.
The sudden rise In December wheat
at Chicago to $1.09 would do harm wero
It not based on avowed contracts to
ship some millions of bushels to
Knrnpe. That fact nnd the continued
foreign demand In spite of such con
tracts, has helped a rise of le. here.
Western receipts for the week were
ri.70S.771 bushels ngainst .1,091, 371 lost
year, and Atlantic exports, Including
Hour, -1,312,137, against 2.'J7r,c:l last
year, nnd so great Is the foreign short
age that the outgo of corn last year,
far gt eater than ever before, is again
exceeeled, 3,313,0S(i for the week ngalnst
3,0J."i.7S0 a year ago, with tho prie-o
nearly one cent higher for the week.
The report that western supplies are
running low is discredited by receipts
from farms. Cotton is a sixteenth
stronger In spite of estimates rang
ing from 10,100.000 to 11,000,000 bales by
well-known nuthoiitlcs. A strike in
English, mills Is no longer threatened,
and the possibility of one at Fall Riv
er has llttlo weight. The demand for
woolen goods has cl.iuiy improved,
and more wool has Just been puniiaseii
abroad and Is being imported, tho sales
In domestic, markets having been for
tlio pas,t week only 2,660,000 pounds at
Doston, and In two weeks ll,or0,IOO
pounds at the tlnve markets. While
some grades have been sold largely at
prices lower than a month ago, quota
tlons are generally maintained.
There Is more demand for iron and
steel products in pn parntion for rail
way work, bridges and buildings next
year unci on contracts for export, In
cluding one for a government bridge
In Holland, others for bridges In Japan
with large shipments of various pro
ducts to Kngland and other countries.
Foreign contracts for -10,000 tons rails
tiro pending, lfi.COO for Mexico. In and
about New York bridge and building
contracts call for 2,',000 tons, and Chi
cago works are figuring on numerous
contracts for 5,000 railway cars. The
formation of the Amerh'an steel and
wire company is expected to strength
en prices, and causes some buying.
While Dessemer nt $10 and Grey Forgo
at $9.15 aro slightly lower at Pitts
burg, prices are stronger nt Chicago
and In all eiuurters heavy business is
expecteel after the new year. Anthra
cite coal Is weaker and soils here at
$3.75 to $3.S5 for stove.
Failures In the first week of Decem
ber were but $2,617,210. manufacturing
$370,420. and trnding $1,791,770.
Failures for tlu week have been 312
In th,o United States ngalnst 3S0 last
year, nnd 29 In Cunnda against 43 last
Harry Allonder Hanged.
Ban Francisco, Dec. In. Harry Allcnder,
of Sau Jose, was bunged at Sua Quentlu
penltentlury this morning for tho murder
of Miss WallbcrKen Flvlmor and Vlnanzl
Crozettl, August !, lSO'i. Allcnder was ux
triiniiy nervous and when tho nooso was
adjusted tottered tp such an extent that
It was neoossary to support him. Ho
mado no stMement.
Physlclnn Charged Willi Libel.
Washington, Dec. 10. Dr. W. C. Roto-le-r
wan today released In tho police e'ourt
on his pe.'sonnl bonds to appear Tiles
day next for trial on the charge of llbol
e'oucernlng tho II, K. Mulford company,
c( Pennsylvania. Tho ullrged libel was
contained In tin article published In a
medical review relating to a preparation
manufactured by complainant's company.
Horns Vompunr Coming KnM.
Jersey City, N. J., Dec. 10. Tho Pacific
Coast Dorax company, said to control
tho borax tradei of this country, has se
cured u site, at Da)onue, whereon a largo
refinery will bo erected, Tho borax prod
uct will bo brought east by vessel for re
Presidents of Various Organizations In
WILL FURTHER THEIR INTERESTS
In tho Division of Territory Among
tho Chid Subjects of Discussion.
Tho Lackawanna Steel Company
Assigned to a Portion East oi tho
Philadelphia, Dec. 10. A meeting of
the representatives of nearly all tho
steel companies In the United States
was held today I'jTew York city, nt
which the harmoJpVig of their Inter
ests and tho division of territory are
said to have been tho chief subject of
dlscuslons. Among those present were
Presidents Staekhou.se, of the Cambria
Iron company; Llnderman, of tho
Dethlehem Iron company; Folton, of
the Pennsylvania nnd Maryland Steel
company, and Secretary Kennedy, of
the Dessemer Steel company. None of
iUomi from this city who were present
nt the meeting would discuss the mat
ter, but It was stated In what Is Con
sidered reliable authority, that the two
above mentioned subjects were dis
cussed nnd decided upon.
In relation to the division of terri
tory, It Is believed that the district
east of the Alleghenles was given to
the Pennsylvania and Maryland Steel
company, the Lackawanna Steel com
pany and the Dethlehem Iron company.
It is also stated that under the new
arrangement entered Into many of the
features of the old steel rail pool are
Incorporated. Another Important ques
tion settled was that of a percentage
allotment to each of the companies
with a penality for Infraction thereof.
In addition to this It Is understood the
Maryland company Is to handle the en
tire export trade.
HE WOULDN'T TALK.
(cnerni Mnnngcr Wchrum, of tho L.,
I. nnd S. Company, Will Not Dis
cuss the Alleged Stocl Pool.
No Information could be obtained
yesterday from General Manager
Wchrum, of the Lackawanna Iron and
Steel company, regarding the alleged
dial between that company and the
Dethlehem and Pennsylvania compan
ies with tho Carnegie, Cambria and
Illinois companies whereby the three
former aro to sell east of the Alle
ghenles and the three latter In the
The pool agreement was published
in detail in a Philadelphia dispatch to
Tho Tribune Thursday night. It was
reported that on account of the dif
ference in freights, western pries
would be about 50 cents in ndvance of
eastern. It was further stated that
the pool was viewed with marked dis
favor by all except tho three western
and three eastern companies, the six
which comprise tho whole of the back
bone of the steel trade. It is reported
as the belief of many, if the pool
is a fact, that the smaller eastern con
cerns are threatened with ruin.
A Tribune reporter interviewed Mr,
Wehrum in the hitter's otllco yester
day afternoon and sought to procure
a confirmation of the story. He would
neither affirm nor deny It. When
pressed to make some comment on the
effect of such a pool, If It should exist,
Mr. Wehrum said:
"I will not say that such an agree
ment could be made without my knowl
edge, but I should in any event Ie
cllne to discuss it from any standpoint.
You must remember that the steel
business Is different from most other
enterprises In that hundreds of thou
sands, yes. millions of elollars, are In
volved and subject to favorable and
unfavorable changes from what may to
tho public seem trivial details." With
this statement Mr. Wehrum closed the
SHOT HIS WIFE.
Serious Crime of Anthony
Philadelphia, Dec. 10. Anthony
Devlin, of ions Lehigh avenue, tonight
shot and seriously wounded his wife
Josephine, aged 22 years, and then at
tempted to commit suicide by shooting
himself. Devlin was taken to St.
Luke's hospital and Is not expected to
The couple have been married two
years. They separated about three
months ago, since when tho wife lived
with her mother at 2332 North Hlghth
street. She mot her husband at vari
ous times, and tonight, while they were
tnlklng at Ninth and Dauphin streets,
ho pulled a icvolver and fired. The
wife will recover.
Devlin died without regaining con
sciousness. His separation front h'ls
wife Is said to have been duo to his
excessive drinking. He was a member
of the firm of Devlin Dros,, oil dealers,
at 2720 Germantown nvenue.
ATTEMPT ON THE SULTAN'S LIFE.
Assnoslns Tortured in tho Hope ol
Lxposlng the Plot.
London, Dec. 10. Tho Athens corre
spondent of the Daily Chionico says
that on Monday lust two soldiers in
tho Imperial servlco at the Ylldlz Kiosk,
tho palaco of the Sultan, made an at
tempt on his life. This was frustrated
by the attendants of tho Sultan. Tho
Sultun had the men tortured in the
hope of extracting the names of tho
Instlgntors, but both succumbed with
out revealing anything.
WIRE AND NAIL POOL.
RcpreicntntivcK of Companies
t ork on tho Organization.
New York, Dec. 10. Representatives
of the steel wire and nail manufactur
ing firms of tho United States who have
for months been negotiating to form
a steel wire und nail pool, are Hearing
a conclusion of their work, It Is said
that ubout twenty of the largest Bteel
wire and nail manufacturers, will en
ter tho pool und that tho capital In
volved will exceed $00,000,000,
Tho legal formalities for forming tho
pool will probably not bo completed
until after tho holidays. Already many
of tho small wire and nail concerns
throughout tho country have been
bought out and negotiations are pend
ing for the purchase of others. Ac
cording to Judge Gary, ' Chicago, O.
It. Tcntrouck and oth. interested,
tho combine will not .?su i In raising
the prices to tho purchasers of wire
nnd nails, but will enable the manu
facturers to operate tho plants upon a
more economical InisIs.
The only meeting In connection with
tho combine held today was that of tho
directors of the Illinois Steel company.
Tho business of the meeting was such
ns usually comes before the men who
are interesteel In the company. It vat
admitted, however, that discussions of
tho proposed wire nnd nail pool took up
a great portion of tho session.
AUNSFIELD UNDER BAIL.
The Actor Accused of Having Com
mitted Assnult mid Mattery.
Philadelphia, Dec. 10. Richard Mans
field, the actor, was today held In $600
ball to answer at court a chnrge of as
sault and battery, preferred by John
Mctzger, of Cleveland, O., who has been
In the actor's employ as a dresser for
tho past seven years.
Mctzger testified before Magistrate
F.isenbrown today that tho assault oc
curred on Tuesday night in Mansfield's
dressing room at the Chestnut street
opera house. Metzser was dressing
him for "Prince Karl" when a button
came off. The prosecutor said the
actor lost his temper, called him a
loafer and struck him several blows
In the face with his fist, from which
tho prosecutor Is still suffering. On
Wednesday night, he testified, Mans
field a train swore at him and ordered
him out, but the next afternoon he
offered him $100 to go away some
where for four weeks.
Attorney John G. Johnson, who rep
resented Mansfield, became his bonds
man. The actor afterwards declined
to make any statement at this time,
but one of his close friends declared
that the charge had been trumped up
by parties who wero using Mctzger as
a tool to persecute Mr. Mansfield and
that the whole 'story was fulse.
A. M. Palmer, Mr. Mansfield's man
ager, subsequently expressed his de
termination to make somebody "suffer
Metzger, he said, would be charged
with perjury. Mr. Palmer added that
he believed the whole tiling to be a
conspiracy planned by the "theatrical
trust" to annoy Mr. Mansfield, who re
cently expressed his opposition to it.
GREW RICH OFF DEAD WIVES.
A Ainu Who Collected Considerable
Insurance Arrested. .
New York, Dec. 10. 'Charles Zanoll,
alias Charles Drnune, Mas arrested to
day nd locked up for swindling tho
Metroiiolitan Life Insurance company.
He has married nnd lost four wives In
five years, and within that time, too,
a mother-in-law and a child.
His plan was to open a barber shop
and, under an assumed name, marry
ane subseeiuently collect the Insurance
on his wife's life. He would then movu
elsowheie and, under another name,
marry again and again Insuto and
The police also Include a barber ac
quaintance of Hanoi'. The Insurance
company says that he has collected
thousands of dollars. Zanoli acknowl
edge.. having married several times,
but asserts that such deaths as did
occur were from natural causes.
Sugar Trust Huving Heavily.
New York, Dee. 1. Dim of tho largest
dealers In raw sugar said today that the
American Sugar Refining company has
appeared as a buyer of sugar for tho llr.it
time in four months. It has now Install
ments of 100,001) tons of Javan sugar com
ing in, and it is receiving practically all
the Hawaiian crop.
Lxchiiugc of Players.
Baltimore. Dec. 10. Tho deal by which
Pitcher McJumcK. Second Dasemiui De
ir.ontrovllln and First D.isemuu McClann.
of tho Washington base ball team, be
come "Orioles" In exchange, for Firt
Daseman Doyle, Second Hasem.in Itelt.
and Pitcher Amole, was consummated In
this tlty this afternoon.
Call for Democratic Caucus.
Washington, Dec. 10. Chairman Rich
nidson, of the IUmociatio caucus, today
Issued a call for u caucus hi tho hall of
the house on Tuesday evening noxt, Dos,
II, lb97, at 7.30 o'clock.
New i'ork, Dec. II). Cleared: La Dre.
tagne, Havre: Ciiinpunin, Liverpool;
Spaarndam, Rotterdam: Augustc Vlcto
1 1. Naples, Genoa, ou-. Liverpool Sailed:
Nomadic, New York.
Church Tenor Sued for Divorce.
Springfield, O., Dre ID. Wilbur Gunn.
formerly tonor of Trinity church. New
York, has been sued by his wifo Dcrtha
The Herald's Weather Forecast.
New York. Dec. 11. In tho mlddlo
states and New Dnglntul. today, partly
cloudy weather will .prevail, preceded by
fair on the coasts, with hlgu but nearly
stationary tempoiaturo and fresh to
brisk southwesterly and southerly winds,
followed by rain In tho wesVeru districts
of this section by the forenoon and on tho
coasts by this evening or tonight.
THIS KliWS THIS MOUXINU.
Weather Indications Today:
Local Showers; Warm Winds.
1 General t're gross Of tho Dig llleyne
Pension Apprepilatlon Hill Passes tho
General and Commander Jlooth to
Steel Companies Will Join 1 hinds.
2 Stato Wllkos-llarro Lover Takes
Rough on Duts.
Comment of the Press.
5 Local Social and Personal.
Religious News of tho Week,
6 Local Court Proceedings.
Financial SUtemnut of tn Scnnton
7 Local Auspicious Opening of tho Dig
S Loral West Side and Suburban.
!l Lackawanna County Happenings,
10 Reformation of" a Uully by Slusculur
11 Sunday-School Lesson for Tomorrow.
Life Story of a Mun of God.
12 Neighboring County Nows.
Rivierre, the French
Rider, Retires from
Track, a Maniac.
RESULTS OF THE STRAIN
He Tries to Assault an Imag
Moore, Another Itidcr li Obliged to
Quit on Account lifa Terrible I'lill.
Miller Still Plods Along nt tho
Hend of the Llst--ltico Is In to
Stny--Tcddy Halo It Is Thought
Will Disappoint Admirers, Who Dl
pected Him to Ilo More Ahead in
the Lnst Day or TvoTlin Scoro
New York, Dec. 10. The great six
day bicycle race at Madison Square
Gurden lias narrowed Dself down to
fifteen riders. Miller still retains a lend
of nearly a hundred miles over Die-,
the Wilkes-Darre miner. At midnight
ho was something like 235 miles ahead
of tho world's record, and with twenty-four
hours to spare he had covered
a distance up to wDhln a few mtlen
of the great record established by Halo
last, year 1,900 miles.
The great surprise of the night was
the retirement of Dlvierre, the French
man. He is believed to bo actually
out of his mind. Is in a pitiable physi
cal condition, and is now under tho
caro of physicians. Like most of tho
others In the race, Rivierre has given
evidence d'.'rlng the contest of having;
partly lost his mind. Tho awful strain
after the first day of riding had in u
measure mentally unbalanced him, and
this afternoon ho leaped from his wheel
and made an assault on ein Imaginary
foe In one of the boxes, swearing nnd
Jabbering In his native tongue. His
trainers ruiii d to 'din nni put him
on his wheel, but alter making a few
more laps he repenteil the perfeirmanco
with even more insane rage then ho
had nt first demonstrated. Tho result
was that Rlvleire had again to bo
taken from the track to return no
Another man who has quit the lists
Is Moore. Moore had a terrible fall
duiing the afternoon while going at
a high rate of speed, and crashing1
Into the rail ho cut. himself badly and
was carried off the track almost un
conscious. The shock was too great
for his debilitated condition, and he
will bo seen no more in the present
Hut Miller, that wonderful ,-peeI-men
of physical development, still
plods along. He has ground out mor-i
miles In a given time on a wheel than
any man has before. He has subsist
ed under the most telling strain, with
less sleep than wns thought possible,
for any man, and withal an examina
tion of him tonight by the police sui
geons disclosed the fact that his con
dition Is normal, and that with thn
exception of muscular soreness nnd n,
slight dcuiliiess of the limbs, he Is In
excellent condition and will be ablu
to continue to the end without much
danger of collapse.
RICH IS SIX'OND.
Dice, who Is second man In the con
test, though nearly a hundred miles
behind the leader, Is standing by his
colors with dogged determination. It
was said during the day that he had
asked to be taken off, but the manner
in which he has been riding through
the night shows that though he might
have lequested tills. It Is not the spirit
of his wishes. Ho Is in to stay to tho
end, and his trainers think he will bo
much nearer the Chicago man at tho
end of tho next twelve hours than ho
Is at presobt. At all events, he got rid
of n dangerous rival when Rivierre bet
the track. For hours It had been nip
and tuck with these twei, nt one time
the one leading and nt another timo
the uther. Dice's physical condition la
also announced to be good.
Clo.o up to Rice, and third man now
that tho Frenchman Is gone, Is Schin
neer, a fellow townsman of Miller.
Though ho has had several nasty
tumbles during the race, Schlnneer ha.-
never for a moment lost nny of his
pluck or determination. Ilo lias a lead
of ninety miles on Hale, tho fornn r
champion, nnd barring accident will
undoubtedly finish third,
Hale, with plenty of sleep, compara
tively speaking, has the best appear
ance of any man on the circle. He has
really taken things leisurely, but
nevertheless at tho present writing is
nearly fortv miles ahead of the old,
record of last year. This Is about
what his schedule called for, but when
the schedule was imidu up no account
was taken of such marvelous speed as
has been maintained throughout tho
race after Waller had set tho pace.
Those who expected Hale to move up
In the last day or two are apt to be
disappointed, for he Is two full cen
turies behind the plucky leader.
Of tho others, Wnller has proved
himself the strongest hearted. He did
a lot of sprinting tonight, and he Una
a strong following among tho spec,
tutors. Knternian, tho youthful Drook
lyn rider, has returned nnd Is making;
his miles with clock-llko regularity.
The score of tho lenders nt 1.13 a.
Dlvierre 1,743 0
Hule 1,705 3
Waller 1.CS5 5
Miller wus 2:: miles und 1 laps ahead ofl
tho record for 121 hours.