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LOS ANGELES? THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 80, 1893.
THE WILSON TARIFF BILL.
Internal Revenue Schedules
Not Yet Finished.
No Agreement on the Income
It Is Probcble Soma Such Plan Will
Secretary Carlisle Givea tbe Brmoeratlo
Members of the Ways end
A&eaue Committee Some
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. 29.—The Demo
cratic membera of tbe ways and means
committee met this afternoon to con
sider the internal revenue and income
tax schedules of the new tariff bill. A
foil meeting of tbe committee has been
called for Friday. The income tax ques
tion was the principal theme of discus
sion today. Jb was definitely concluded
that such a plan should be reported,
but there was much diversity of opinion
as to its scope. Messrs. Bryan, McMil
lin, Whiting and others favored a plan
providing lor a gradual tax on all in
comes in excess of $5000, but other
members of the committee urged tbat
the plan adopted should only apply to
wealthy corporations and comnanies
holding exclusive franchises, and that
individuals should not be included in
its provisions. It is, therefore, on these
questions of detail, only, that any
trouble now remains.
An income tax plan is to be reported,
and will impose a tax npon incomes of
corporations, companies holding valua
ble and exclusive franchises, legacies
and inheritances and successions of all
kinds, and possibly on all incomes ac
cruing to foreigners and non-residents.
During the meeting Secretary Carlisle
arrived to participate in the conference
on the internal revenue schedules, and
gave a brief history of the income tax'
ayatem in vogue during and after the
close of tbe war. He did not seem op
posed to a system which confined its
operations to a tax, on corporations, suc
cessions, etc., and indeed the whole
Democratic membership of tbe commit
tee now seems favorable to this plan,
tbe only difference of opinion being on
tbe taxation of individual incomes.
The Democrats met again tonight at
the residence of Secretary Carlisle and
resumed the discussion of various plans
for an income tax, and it wrts thonght
probable tbe internal revenue schedules
might be completed by the next meet
ing of the committee, %T m "
SUGAR MEN DISGRUNTLED.
They Will Fight Repeal of the Bounty
Washington, Nov. 29.—The sugar rais
ers of tbe country are, very many of
them, not satisfied with the proposition
to gradually abolish the sugar bounty
as intended in tbe Wilson bill, and will
continue the contest in the senate and
house, with the hope of securing
a modification of tbe clause, if
tbey cannot get it stricken out
entirely. Tbey assert that under the
promise of the continuation of the
bounty granted by tbe MclCinley law,
which they construe as a time contract,
tbey bad every reason to suppose the 2
cents a pound bounty would be contin
ued 15 years from the time the bounty
waa provided, and say tbey
will push their fight to
the ntmoat limit, with tbe hope of se
curing better terms tban tbe Wilson bill
gives. Tbey assert tbey bave made
iarge outlays on the strength of this
promised bonnty and have made con
tracts for many years ahead. Controlled
by the same consideration they say, with
the business once well started, the
United Stales can produce all the sugar
the people of this country will consume,
and thus keep at borne over $100,000,000
annually now sent abroad for sugar.
The sorghum and beet sugar men of
tbe west are interested in the question,
as well as the cane sugar men of Louisi
SOMETHING TO THINK OVER.
How the New Tariff Kill Will Affect the
Washington, Nov. 29. —The silver and
iead miners will find in the new tariff
bill something to think over, besides the
clause placing silver-lead ore on tbe
Iree list, in the proposition to make bond
warehouses of a 1 smelters. It is
claimed this will; afford an opportunity
ior fraud if the smelters should desire
to engage in it, and that it would still
further increase tbe importation ol
foreign-mined ores. Tbe metal schedule
provides for a' duty of 15 per cant
ad valorem on lead ore, and tor
no duty on ore containing both silver
and lead, in which tbe silver is of greater
value than tbe lead. It will be left to
the treasury department to fix tbe regu
lations under which the ores shall be
admitted, and if the department officials
should be friendly to tbe smelters, it is
argued it would be a very easy matter
to admit all lead ores under the silver
lead classification. There is a prospect
that the bonded warehouse proposition
will be strongly antagonized.
THE NEW COAL TARIFF.
a Union PaelHo Agent Says It Will
Rnln the Coi.it Marksts.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 30.—Joseph Child
berg, saleß agent of the coal department
of tbe Union Pacific, speaking of tbe
new tariff bill in which the duty of 75
per cent on foreign coals is removed,
said: "If this bill becomes a law it
will completely drive the Union Pacific
out of the coast market and make an
annual difference to us of between 350,
--000 and 500.000 tons. If this reduction
would benefit the consumer it would not
be bad, but it will not affect bim in any
way as it will go to the producer and
broker, where all reductions usually go
in tariff Questions."
THE TARIFF BUGABOO.
New England Worsted Mills threaten to
Boston, Nov. 29.—The Nonantum
Worsted company, which has been in
operation without, interruption for 14
years, has notified its HOO hands that
the reduction of the tariff as proposed
by the new law will necessitate a re
duction of wages or tbe stoppage of the
A MURDEROUS CRANK.
He Attempta to Kill a Secret Service
Agent at St. Louis.
St. Louis, Nov. 29.—A crank, armed
with a revolver and with murder in his
soul, appeared at the federal building
this afternoon, and, but for a note of
warping which he wrote, threatening
the life of Secret Service Operative John
F. McCullough, would have killed him
When the crank appeared McCullough
seized him, took the revolver from his
coat pocket, and then said :
"Why do you want to kill me?"
"I do not want to kill you. hut they
tell me to kill you. Prendergast did not
want to kill Carter Harrison, but some
one told him to kill the mayor."
Tbe crank, whose name is Nathan
Wbitworth, of Byrneßville, Mo., was
arrested but afterwards placed on a
train for home.
The President Appoints a New Civil
Washington, Nov. 29.—John Proctor
cl Kentucky has been appointed civil
service commissioner, in place of George
l>. Johnson, removed. Proctor is tbe
Kentucky Btate geologist. The president
is eaid to be considerably exercised over
the compulsory change in the commis
It transpires that the removal of Civil
Service Commissioner Johnson waa at
tbe demand of Commissioner Rooaevelt
because Johnson made a minority re
port expressing widely divergent
views from the majority.
DAN LAMONI'S REPORT.
A REVIEW OF THE OPERATIONS
. If THE ARMY.
Espeolal Attention Given to the Progreaa
of Seaeoaat Defense—The New
Magazine-Rifle a Great
Washington, Nov. 29. —The annual
report of the secretary of war gives the
usual review of the condition and opera
tions of the army, and in addition is
devoted especially to the progress of
work on seacoast defense. Now /that
Indian warfare ie practically at an end,
a gradual concentration of tbe army on
the seacoast and frontiers should follow.
Tbe work of fortifying 13 of the largest
seaports renders manifestly necessary
the c inversion of a portion of the in
fantry to artillery.
The total strength of the army is 2144
officers and 25,778 enlisted men. The
secretary recommends the repeal of tbe
law fixing 10 yeara as the maximum
period of enlistment, and a reduction of
the period of first enlistment to three
The adoption of the new magazine rifle
is regarded as the tnoßt important step
since the close of the civil war. The
entire infantry force will be equipped
with the new arm before tbe close of the
The engineer corps is preparing at
Portland, Me., Boston, New York,
Washington, Hampton Roads and San
Francisco, emplacements in all forts for
four 12-inch guns, 20 10 inch guns, five
8 inch guns and 04 12-inch mortars;
also 24 casements for submarine torpedo
operations. Work will be progressing
next year at 13 of tbe 28 porta proposed
lor fortification by the Endicott board.
Tbe expenditures for the fiscal year
ending Jane 30, 1893, were aa follows:
Salaries and contingent expenses, $1,
992,581; military establishment, $23,
--377,828; public works, including river
and harbor improvements. $20,513,632;
miscellaneous objects, $6,077,033; total,
$51,906,074. Tbe estimates for tbe fiscal
year ending June 30, 1895, are $52,846,
WILL KICK FOR BLOOD.
Today'a Football Gamea Will Be for
Cambbidge, Mass., Nov. 29.—The Har
vard and- Pennsylvania football game
tomorrow will be for blood. Both sides
are determined to win and will play
gamely to the end, Harvard ie crushed
and feels disgraced after tbe defeat by
Yale. Sbe will do or die this time.
Pennsylvania comes up feeling she can
win and is bound to be victorious. In
comparing the elevens, man for man,
tbey are about even.
New Yoke, Nov. 29. —The hotels are
filling up with college men to witness
the annual football contest between Yale
and Princeton tomorrow afternoon. Bet
ting is 5 to 4 on Yale.
Bobton, Nov. 29.—A petition has been
presented to the board of overseers of
Harvard college, and referred to the
committee on physical training and ath
letic sports, asking the board to investi
gate and obtain statistics with a view to
modifying and lessening the dangers of
Lo Bengula Captured.
Capetown, Nov. 29.—1t is reported
tbat King Lo Benguia libb been cap
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Congregational church B. B. benefit
FLASHES FROM ABROAD.
Slaughter of Catholics by
Discussion of the Budget in
Lord Salisbury Hauls Gladstone Over
Spuller Undertakea the Formation of a
New French Cabinet —A Terrible
Railway Disaster in
By the Associated PreßS.
Berlin, Nov. 29.—A private telegram
to tbe Vossiche Ze'tung says the Rus
aian government recently ordered the
closing of a Catholic church at Kroschs.
Hearing of the order, the members of
tlie congregation flocked to the church
and remained there night and day to
prevent the order from being carried
out. One night a force of troops, under
the governor of Kovno, entered the
church, and with sworda attacked tbe
people, killing 20 within tbe edifice and
wounding over a hundred. A large
number fled and were pursued by Cos
sacks and drowned while attempting to
escape by swimming across a river.
DOINGS IN THE REICHSTAG.
A Lively Discussion or the Military
Berlin, Nov. 29.—1n the reichßtag to
day, during thediscussion of the budget,
Herr Moeller, National Liberal, con
tended that 60,000,000 marks were
needed for the execution of the new
army measures; he said his party was
divided in regard to the necessity of new
Herr Hangman of tbe South German
Volkspartie warned tbe reichstag not to
loosen tbe ties between the various
states of the empire by adopting a bad
Lieutenant-General Spitz, on behalf
of the minister of war, who is ill, re
plied to the attacks on tbe government
policy; he declared the government pro
posed nothing calculated to jeopardize
Herr Miquel, minister of finance, de
clared the government was not opposed
to certain modifications of its scheme,
especially with regard to the measure of
control. He waa opposed to an imperial
income tax, property tax or succession
of duties, aud maintained tbat the gov
ernment's proposals weref alone practica
Herr Kardorff, member of tbe Impe
rial party, defended the attitude of the
Agrarians and declared he wonld give
support to the proposals offered by Herr
Herr Rickert stated tbat his party
would not bind itself to agree to the gov
THE CARDIFF CONFERENCE.
Lord Salisbury Hauls Premier Glad
stone Over the Coals.
Cardiff, Nov. 29. —Tbe conference of
tbe National Conservative union was re
sumed today. A resolution was passed
demanding from the government afresh
naval programme and asserting tbe ab
solute necessity of maintaining tbe su
premacy of England on tbe seas.
Replying to a toast at luncheon, Lord
Salisbury said: "Gladstone, when in
difficulties, always sought more power
by putting some class against its neigh
bor. Gladstone complains tbat the
house of lords is all on one side; but it
was not always so. The phenomenon 1b
coincident with the period dur
ing which Gladstone was leader
of tbe Liberals. Gladstone's
political career shows stepping from one
invitation to disunion of classes to an
other and similar invitation, and as long
as he is in need of majorities he pursues
this aim and will continue to find new
causes. He pursues this aim and will
continue to find new causes to Bet Eng
lishmen against their brothers. That is
the complaint I have to make against
the legislation before parliament. The
Conservatives do not differ with the
government regarding principle, but in
regard to treatment that Bimply encour
ages tbe antipathy of one class againat
THE FRENCH MINISTRY.
Spuller Attempta the Task of Forming
Paris, Nov. 29.—President Carnot
today summoned Senator Spuller to
form a cabinet. Spuller decided to at
tempt tbe task. It is understood that
Raynal and Burdeau will be the chief
men in the new ministry.
The Spuller cabinet is expected to be
composed as follows: Spuller, premier
and minister of foroign affairs ; Raynal,
minister of interior; Burdeau, finance;
Faure, commerce; General Loizillon,
war; Admiral Rienunier, marine.
THE NEWS FROM RIO.
Admiral Hello Gone to Intercept
Polxoto's New Fleet.
Bobnos Ayrbs, Nov. 29.—A dispatch
from Rio de Janeiro says the insurgents
bave captured the town of Curitiba,
state of Sao Paulo.
London, Nov. 29. —A dispatch from
Rio de Janeiro Bays: Admiral Mello
has gone with several of lm swiftest war
vessels to intercept tbe new ships on the
way to reinforce the government. Great
excitement prevails, as it is believed a
heavy naval battle will be Bhortly fought
on the Brizilian coast.
A TERRIBLE DISASTER.
Forty People Killed nnd 183Iujured on
.v Itallau R»iway.
Milan, Nov. 29.—An express train
from this city for Venice thiß morning
ran into a heavy freight standing at Tre
vaglio, causing a frightful wreck. It is
reported 35 persona were killed and 15
severely injured. One rumor eayß the
wreck caught fire and cremated a num
ber of tbe wounded. A relief train has
gone to the scene.
Thirteen bodies have alresdy been
removed from the wreck. Twenty of the
wounded have been brought here.
London, Nov. 29 —A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Milan Bays 40 persons
were killed and 183 injured by the col
lision at Limitro. It is stated the ma
jority of tbe killed and injured were
emigrants going to America.
THOSE INFERNAL MACHINES.
Caprivi and the Kilmr In Consultation
A I.miii Them.
Berlin, Nov. -9--Caprivi had an
audience with the empeior in regard to
the infernal machines c u nt them. It ia
reported that the emperor expressed
the belief that the culprit is insane.
The machine waß evidently made by an
inexperienced person. The explosion
would only have singed tbe hair of the
person opening it.
Paris, Nov. 29. —French and German,
detectives have gone to Orleans to try to
ferret out the authors of the attempt on
the lives of Chancellor Caprivi and Em
peror William. Violent Anarchist pla
cards were posted about the city yester
THE WAR IN MOROCCO.
Arabs Will Realsc Stubbornly the Span
Melilla, Nov. 29. —An immediate ad
vance of the Spanish forces upon the
Moors is expected now that General
Campos has arrived. The Arabs are
preparing to make a stubborn resistance
and are busily at work strengthening
their positions. There are now 25
Spanish generals here and reinforce
ments continue to arrive from Spafn.
Not to Be Married.
London, Nov. 29. —The duchess of
Marlborough and Hugh McCalmont
both authorize an explicit denial of the
report of their approaching marriage.
THE POPE'S ENCYCLICAL.
IT DEALS WITH EXPOUNDING OF
Preachera Recommended to Study tbe)
History of the Snored Booka nnd
aud the Bible.
Rome, Nov. 29. —The pope'i encyclical
is in three parte. The first part deals
with tbe expounding of the scriptures.
It recommends that preachers study the
sacred booka and the hiatory and rec
, orda of these books, giving examples of
' tbe preaching of Jesus and tbe apostles
and fathers of tbe church. Tbe second
part refers to the method of leachingand
study, and contains instructions to the
ologians, preacribing the study of the
ancient languagea, especially Semitic.
The third portion ia not important.
In it the pope pointa out fal
lacious errora in systems of inter
pretation of the scripture, dwells
upon the necessity of the authority of
the church in this respect and affirms,
on anthority of the councils of Trent
and Florence and the Vatican, the di
vine inspiration of ail parts of the
scriptures. He warns againßt the spirit
of rationalistic criticism and the ten
dency to give preference to scientific
theories, and concludes tbat on points
where science seems opposed to the
scriptures, it must be supposed tbat
either tbe scriptures are badly inter
preted, or that the scientific reasoning
Prospects Poor for Ending- the Presant
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 29.—General Pas
senger Agent Lomax of the Union Pa
cific declared this afternoon that tin
recent visit of Messrs, Findley and
White of tbe Great Northern was for
the purpose of ascertaining- if the' Union
Pacific was inclined to advance trans
continental rates, providing tbe other
lines would agree to e uch advancement.
To thiß Mr. Lomax replied that as tbe
Union Pacific had not demoralized rates
in the first instance, it would gladly
welcome any change that would in
crease the revenue of tbe system. Upon
tbe immigration question be was silent,
except to say tbe machine proposed to
be erected by the Western Passenger
association would be found very cumber
some when actively put in operation.
Tbe design of tbe bureau ie to take care
of next year's business, as tbe business
of this year is practically at an end.
However, it is purely speculation as to
just what will be done nntil the meet
ing of December Sd takes final action.
Chicago, Nov. 29. —The Canadian Pa
cific announces that it will only consent
to ending tbe demoralization of Pacific
coast rates on condition of being allowed
differentials on passenger traffic. The
Atchison strenuously objects and tbe
prospect is poor for ending the difficulty.
ROCK SPRINGS COAL.
The Union Pactflo'e Proposed Exhibit at
tbe midwinter Fair.
Omaha, Neb., Nov. 29.—1t ie tbe in
tention of the Union Pacific to make an
extensive coal exhibit at the San Fran
cisco midwinter fair, $30,000 having
been appropriated for that purpose.
The exhibit will probably be in the form
of a miner's cabin built of Rock Springe
block coal. It has only been within the
last year that Kock Springs coal could
be bad in San Francisco, but tbe coal
department of tbe Union Pacific has de
cided to enter into competition with
foreign coals in that market.
A line of fine cut glass bottles and
manicure sets just received at Little
boy's pharmacy. Call and see them,
311 South Spring street.
Fine work and stylish shapes. Take
felt and straw hats to Thurston's straw
works, 264 S, Main Bt., opposite Third.
A DAY FOR THANKS.
various ways provided
for angelenos to acknowl
edge the many bl.essinos
re:cbived during the year.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
MINISTER STEVENS' REPLY
An Answer to the Charges in
The Commissioner Accused of,
He Consorted Entirely With British
American Citizens Snobbed and Only
Such Evidence Taken as Beet
Bolted the Ex-Qnaea't
By tne Associated Tress.
Augusta, Me., Nov. 29.— Ex-Minister
Stevens tojight gave to the Associated
Press the following answer to the
charges made against him by Commis
sioner Blount in the latter'a report on
the Hawaiian revolution:
"A deep sense of obligation to my
country and a minister's duty to defend
an insult threatened against a strug
gling American colony, planted as
righteously and firmly on North Pacific
it lea as our pilgrim fathers established
themselves on Plymouth rock, demand
that I shall make an answer to the as
tounding misrepresentations and un»
truths of Commissioner Blount's report
on Hawaiian affairs. Not wishing to
be severe on a neophyte in diplomacy,
with little knowledge of tbe world's
affairs outside of his own country, cent
on a very peculiar errand, amid cur
rents and quicksands entirely unknown
to him, I sny he has been partly tbe
victim of circumstances, having been
caught in the meebee and anarea
adroitly prepared for him by tbe cun
ning advisors of the fallen Lilinokalani,
and by a shrewd, sharp, long-experienced
British diplomatic agent, whose aims
and hopes Blount has served ao well and
without the least suspicion he *as aid
ing the ultra-British interests even
more than he was helping the Hawaiian
monarchists and the just dethronement
of tbe queen. It is clear enough, from
Blount'e manner from tbe day of his
arrival at Houolulu, aa well as by bia
letter to tbe department of state, writ
ten shortly after, that he designed, at
whatever cost, to repudiate the views
and acta of the recently terminated ad
ministration, and that in order to do so
he must impugn the action of Minister
Stevens and the commander of tbe
United States steamship Boston.
Being a total stranger it waa impos
sible for M(. Blount to know how un
fitting it was for him to take np hia
quarters where he was certain to be '
surrounded by royalists, and where tbe
aupporters of the provisional govern
ment would' be reluctant to go. Ai a
precautionary safeguard againet shnt
ting out Americans from ready access to
Commiseioner Blount, a wealthy and
highly respected widow lady oi tbe
American colony was willing to grant
the use of her house to Mr. and Mra. j
Blount, the commiseioner to pay tbe
came amount it would coat him to live
at the Royalist hotel. Thia polite offer
of an American resident to tbe Ameri
can commiasioner did not originate with
tbe provisional government, nor did the
provisional government have any- ■
thing whatever to do with the proposed
arrangement. A committee of three'
American citizens, born and educated in ,
the United States, men who had not
taken part in the revolutionary pro
ceedings of tbe previous weeks, went on
board tbe Rusn when that vessel came
into tbe barber. At the request of the
three American gentlemen, 1 introduced
them to Mr. Blount. His man*
ncr of receiving their visit re»
pelled them, and tbey asked
me to state tbe reasons why it
would not be pleasant to bim, and
better for all concerned not to go to tfce
Royaliet hotel, but take a residence on
neutral ground, where he would be mas
ter of his own surroundings. Ab deli
cately as I could, I stated the offer of
the committee of his countrymen,
pointing out to him that by accepting
their proposal he would be near the ar
chives of the legation, which he could
conveniently use, and which I would be
pleased at once to place at hia disposal.
Brusquely bo refused the courteoue and
honestly intended offer of hia country
men, and at once pieced himself among
Royalist and ultra-British surround
"All tbe insinuations and implica-
Hons in Blount's report tbat I waa
averse to his access to the legation rec-;
ords are shameless perversions Of tbe 1
facts. I took to him the printed dit- |
patches of Minister Merrill to Secretary I
Bayard, the printed records of the re- j
cantly adjourned legislature, containing j
the recorded votes for and against the
lottery gang, the recorded votes aa to j
tbe recent change of ministers and an
official copy of the lottery charter—evi
dencs of decisive value. If be bad
really come to Honolulu for any other
purpose than to convict Harrison's ad
ministration and tbe senate foreign
affairs committee of hasty and ill-ad
vised action in January and February
laßt, his manner, while allowing me to
leave these important documents in hie
room, showed that he cared not tar*»
ceive them, and the general drift of h#'>
reply indicates that be did not even
"Under date of April 21st he aaye iie
disapproved of tbe request of the pro
visional government that American
forces bo landed for drill. I here affirm
that the provisional government never
made such a request. The provisional
government followed tbe exact course
followed under the monarchy."
Referring to Blount's assertion that
he put an end to tbe Hawaiian anxiety
about Japanese encroachments, Stevens
recites in detail numerous interviews
with tbe Japanese minister prior to
Blount's arrival, and says Blount's
claim is a pure assumption.
"In Blount's report, as given to the
press," continues Stevens, "I find the
following: 'Two leading members of
the committee, Mesare. Thurston and
Smith, growing nneaay ai to the safety
of their persons, went to Minister
Stevens to know if he would protect