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Fair "Wednesday and Thursday
with colcTuortherly winds.
Circulation yesterday, 37.295
Wi&EIKGTON, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 3897 EIGHT PAG-ES.
L F.-E10 PAY WG OLD OEBTS
iBoucstyof a Business Man Aston
ishing Fellow Merchants.
HALF A MILLION DOLLARS
The Sum That It "Will Take to Lliiu:
dale Indebtedness Inenriert by
Failure In 1SJ1 Mnuy Creditors
Heart and Nut a Single Living One
ncmembers the Debts.
New York, Nov 23. -Several of the old
firms, or the suece-bori? of ild firms, in
the dry g'wls district have recently l)een
notified by A. F. Euo'that It is Ills desire
'to pay his Mia re ot the debts or the dry
goods firm of which he was a member and
orgnuizer in 1SG0, anil which suspended
-with large liabilities at the breaking out
of the war. The notices contain checks
for Mr. Eno' share of tli principal of the
debt, some to the amount of many tltou
sands of dollar,, and in addition to the
ohecks, assurances that as -oou as the
cxnot amount of the debt is known and
the interest on it can be conpuled. there
vll! be a further check tent ipresentlig
the interest at 4 per cent from lsGI.
Further. Uip notices were marked -strictly
The flnns that received the notices and
the inolosed checks were so astnnded
that some of them, in hpite or this in
junction, could not keep the secret, and
the matter has been tlic talk of the dry
goods district, with many a wish that
there might be other visitations of "Provi
dence and old-fashioned honesty."
Even after the matter became public,
OPEN HUM UNTIL 10
A Chance to Prepare for Thanks
giving. CLOTHING DEPARTMENT, TOO
The "Whole Double Store and Anne
YV'ill Be Open Till 10 o'clock T
jiijrht In Order to Give the People
a Chance to Get Heady for Thanks
JLs usual, the Great Providers are readi
ly oblige the people. They will keep the
big double orc oi;en till 10 o'clock to
iiiglrt so that tfietardyones may Imy what
they want for Tliankngiving.
The oloUuiuc department, too is to 'je
open till 10, so that everyone may have
a cnane to buy a new duit or ovsrvat
for the occasion.
Credit Jb not a favor at the big double
store: it is the regular thing.
Everyone may get credit, and at the
same time thej can take advantage of the
bargains, such a the, Great Providers alone
Bargains in rurnkurc and houwjfurnisli
ings such a no one elte can give.
Parvaine in ot nine tliat make the cash
merchants wonder "where they are at."
Tlmi' the way the Grtt Providers do
Their prices always include credit for
anyone who wishek, and yet their prices
beat everything in town.
iSerenel3 full, the epicure would
-Fate cannot harm me I have
Washington Brewery Co. s
It aids Digestion, improves
the Complexion and fits
you for the avocations
of daity life.
Sold in cases of 24
Telephone, 21 54.
Franlr Llbbey & Company,
Eistb ttreet and New STork avenut.
I 0 ft AH
Mr. Eno tried to laugh the matter off
with a remark about a "few Southern
credits," and the emphatic declaration thut
he could not see that it was a matter
of any general interest.
The etory,k however, is gathered from
trustworthy sources. Mr. Eno, befoie the
war, was head of the firm of Eno, Bueren
& Valentine, which dealt exclusively in
silks and fancy dress goods. Its biixiness
wab principally in the South. It ditl about
a million-dollar business, wjdcli, in those
days, was very large. Though Avar was
imminent, there was little lestriction of
credits between the North and the South,
such was the scramble for business al
most up to the beginning of the war.
i ut: i.ru. o,i i on -iii..itr in . j nl, J01.
was the beginning of a biihlnesfc sn.afch is
as well a trie beginning or the Av.ir. 'J.I.
lh.uses that hail large dealings wiUi the
South, andconsequcutly large credits there,
.vent down. TheSoulht.ro merchantswould
not pay their debts and had for an excuse
that their ei editors were public enemies
and thattc gHe money to them was to aid
tne public enemy of the-Confederate States
Eno, Beurtn & Valentine laiiea two week
after the filing on Sumter and made aji
assignment. ah that v:as pos.-ible Avas
realte'-d from the -ale of the stork arid the
business, and the money was ueu to pa-,
the debts of the firm. The djideud Avao
small, but the creditors were glad to get
Hand the n cmberof thef inn were relo-ij-ed.
Tne release, of court e, Avlied out foreer
all tin uebis of the firm lint Aere unpaid
and left im-n- ti le Mmt l.iisiiii'ss afresh.
Mr. Eno after a short experience in the
ainiy, did go into business again in the
firm of Hoadley, Eno & Company. This
Avas in lfctio. But the old debts were
forgotten by that time and probably from
that time tolhls until the letters and checks
Aveie sent out by Mr. Ejio, they were not
again thought of by any one but Mr. Kno.
Thiity-six years is, a Jong time in busi
ness, and scarcely any of the firms that
Avere the original creditors of Eno, Beuren
& Valentine arc in business iioav. E-en
where the original names were maintained
the members of the firm have changed.
In many cases not a single member or the
original creditor firm surA'ives. in others
they arc nepheAvs or even more distant
relatives, and in some cases the business
has passed Into other hands entirely and
there is not a relation of the old partners
This i.-j the condition that Mr. Eno
found when he began to hunt up the
creditors 0r the old firm Avith the idea
of paying his share of the debts Avith
iuleresl thereon. In no case wab there
a man Avho remembered that such a debt
existed. In many cases the old books
had been destroyed, and there was no
evidence that there had been such a debt
But in no case, it is said, did Mr Em.
hesitate to put the debt into the Hit
that he intended to pay. Under all these
circumstances the Mirprise that overcame
the recipients of the notices and the
checks wiieu rhey got the reuiitiam es
may be imagined, and it is not much
Avondcr that some of them "leaked."
A rojiorter has talked aaHIi several of
tliese creditors, ivho saw the uselesiies
or trying to conceal tlic matter once it
had got out. One man said-
"Well, sir. aw were o astounded that Are
seriously dir-ussed keening the check and
frnrnlng it. We AVero not going to h.ve
it cashed, llwugh it amounted to several
tiK-usand dollars. We thougnt that as an
object loseou in honesty it wus Avorth as
much a? tlie cash that it represented. I
never 1 nd heard or Mr. Eno. I had lienrd
or his fftther, buc I neA-er had heurdof Mr
Amos T. Eno and never imagined that any
person or that name had CA'er been in
debted to the Hrm or Avhich I am a mem
ber " One of the other creditors of the
firm said lie thought that' it would A-ry
likely coat Mr. Eno more than, lalf a
million of dollar to pay the debts aviUi
inteiesc to date. The thirty six yearb' in
terest, Avittiout compounding, nmount-. to a
good deal more thai, the original debt. At
i per cent the intereM. Is $14-1 on every
$100 or principal.
3IH. GLADSTONE IX LOXDOX.
Greeted Warmly by a Klg- CroAA-d or
London, Xov. 23Mr Gludstone arrj-cl
in London from IlaAvardeu at 3:30 o'clock
tills afternoon. The ex-premier is look
ing muchlietser than was expected, aud m
spite of the disagreeable Aveather and the
preA-alance of a thick fog, a large cro.vd
Avas asirnblel at the station to welcome
him and greeted him with hearty cheers.
Mr. Gladstone aUU start for. Cannes on
Friday. In the meantime he Avill consult
physician; In regard to thp continuoe.3 facial
neuralgia fmni Avhlch he suffers. It is
thought that but for this trouble he is in
pronounced good health
Amidnte Burned to Death.
Montreal, Xoa-. 23 CyiilLaurln'sstables.
St. Laurence street, were destroyed by
fire Hit'! morning. FiA'e A-aluable horses,
including Autidate, with a record of
2:10 1-4, Aerc burned.
No. 1 A lot of Blue and Black IMPERIAL KER
SBY Overcoats. Some have Black Italian and some have
Plaid Woolen Lining-. All have velvet collars. They are
all PURE WOOL and GUARANTEED FAST COLOR.
Were made to sell for and are worth fifteen dollars. Be
cause they are cut a few inches longer than were ordered
vou can have them for
Just a slight mistake in the making, but it is worth
FIVE DOLLARS TO YOU. All sizes 34- to 46.
No. 2 About 300 pairs of Pants from $12.50, $15,
$18, $20 and $25 Suits, of which the coats and vests have
been sold. Your choice of them for
Not a pair in the whole lot worth less than' $4; Some
nearly twice that.
Robinson & Chery Go.
I2th and F Sts.
Picture molding:, either r white 1
J pine orpoplar, 1 cent per ft.; nice andclear.
MERIT SYSTEM IN DANCER
Growing Opposition in Congress
to Civil Service Reform.
MEN IN BOTH PARTIES HATE IT
Onslaught to lie Made Upon It at
tile Coming Session KeprehiMitu
tive Dorr Suro It Will lie Hc
pcjnleil Senutor ForuUer n I'res -dentin
"I am firmly convinced that the civil
icr-ice reform laAv will be repealed be
lore the expiration or the Pirty-fiflh Co.i-1
gress," bald Representative Doit, ot the
Third V.'est Arlrgin!a District, yettenMy
afternoon. Jlepresentatlve Dorr only gives
expre.sii'jn lo the .sentiments of A'ery many
or the member or Congress avIio are drift
ing into Washington aUer their participa
tion in the late campaign.
JIoAvever much the niKocales of civil ser
vice reform may deprecate an attack upon
that service, Avhlch appears to be flrml.
established as a part or the policy of
both the great iartle, the fact cannot 'je
denied that there is a groAvIng discontent
oA-cr !he law, or, more rroperly speaking
the Avay in wnich dnriiigthc.se latter days
it has been administered. This dissatis
faction broke out during the Fifty-fourth
Congress and was frequently manifested
duiing the eMra session or the yreient.
Republicans- being must bitter In their d.s
nunciation or the laAv. Gen. Grosvenor
me lii.ii-X! and Senator Gallinger in the
other branch hnA-c been most outspoken r.
in their condemnation or (he system.
Notwitiistandlngthcplankof tiie Chicago
platform and the reiteration of the Presi
dent's belief in civil service reform as
found in his inaugural address, the extraor
dinary session of the Congress had not
got well under Avay before the bombard
ment of the system began.
Recent State campaigns have only embit
tered the people against civil service re
form. It lb stated In prominent Bepucil
cans frein Ohio that no man can be elected
to Congress from that State Avho do'-s
not btand on a platform inimical to civil
service reform. This may be a sad com
mentary on the political intelligence of
thepi)p!e of that great State, but It is i
fact that cannot be ignored, and this ia.
doubtless, the mainspring of the rtiitaco
nihiu to the laAv so frequently iplnyed
by Gen. GrObVenor, Avho seldom loses a
chance to play to tiie galleries.
tpnKiion io ciAllerice leiorui alferd
the opportunity for Senator Foraker to
ake iiimi-!f the ukisI talked of man M
the countrv today. The steds of discon
tent iiavj. aireudr been own in the Henat,
ui'l itAViilbeburasliorttime until thatcon
seratlve Idy, according to the stat"
ments of some or itb niemterK, will be leady
o almniioii the rerorms that Avcre Inaugu
rated years ago inimediaiely following tlv
inspiraiirm UkiI came to that distinguished
Democrat, George 11. Pendletcn. a fellow
toAvnsmai: of Senator Foraker.
Republicans in the House who are look
ing for a leader in the Senate assert that
ir Mr. Foraker but takes the stand they
expect him to take It will make him tne
candidate of his party for the Presidency
possibly in 1900, certainly in JOO-i. it
seems to be a roregone conclusion that
with the rupture Hanna has caused in
Ohio, McKlnley cannot hope to be again
nominated, owing to the impossibility of
his securing a. solid delegation from his
own Stale. Bis appointments have caused
a more keen disappointment than those
of any President in recent years, and
present conditions point to an Adminls
tralion so lacking in genuine American
sentiment as to fail to command th-'
support ot the party for a secmid tria'.
Under these circumstances It is not im
probable that Senator Foraker nay be
called upon to perform the rule of a Mo.ses
to lead the party out of the wihlern as.
This -would certainly full to his lot if he
Avere to denounce ci 11 service reform and
gather under his banner the spoiImii
who have been reprcsbed during the past
twelve or ntteen years.
Whatever may bo the outcome, opposi
tion to the bv.v audits enforcement Is be
ing crystallized and the preliminary
struggle miy come during this session of
Congress. Repre.-eutatiA-e Dorr believes
it will be successful; so does Geu. Gros-
"I have given this subject careful study,"
paid Mr. Dorr, "and I am sure that, if the
matter Is eA-er reached on a direct A-ote in
the House the Kiav Avouldbe repealed by a
very comfortable majority. How the
committee stands to Avhlch such a measure
Nice turned corner bends, 4 to 5
feet IodEi to protect platter corners, lGc.
Avould be referred I do not kruiAw If the
Administration Is against the scheme it
avIII not permit the proposition to come to
a direct A'ote if Speaker Reed can prevent
it, buc in some way lam quite sure Ave
-xm bring the mfltt-r before the Houfc
Of the Ohio delegation nineteen votes are
pledged to A'oto for a repeal of the I.iav.
In Kentucky every Republican A'ote Is Tor
repeal and the same is true of the West
Virginia delegation. Democrats as Avell
as Reruhlicans ar aroused on ihjs subject
and they bulieve the Utne has come when
civil serAice reform should be curbed. The
originates ot the measure neAer contem
plated that it Avould be carried to the ex
tent now practiced, and some or the strang
est supporters ol' leform In the manner or
selecting officlals-aittl conducting the pub-,
lie service admltrihQt the present method
Is a care of refornrrun mad.
"I iniAc had cornel correspondence Avith
Senator Gallinger ori'ihe subject and have
talked tvlth htm abnht it, ind he tells me
there is i groAving-senumentin nit; aeu.itc
favorable to the reptul ofthe I.iav as th"
only Avav of sulking: at the abuses that
ha-e ciept Into its enforcement."
It should be icmembered by the oppo
nents or civil servito reform, hoAvever,
that there are as ai'lent and able advo
cites r that system as can he found
on the other side ondlf the (pn-stlen coins
up for dtf-ousslim on Its merits and not
as a mete ilder on an appinpn.iliun bill,
it -will be l lattle royal. As an hid;
pendent measure the question Avould r
solve Itheir Into u contest over a piinciple.
as an adjuiut to an; appropriation bill :t
would surfer the rate of all such rider
and be defeated. ?'
YELLOW FEVER IN CODRT
Health Authorities Complain of Phy
sicians to Grand Jury.
AttemptK to Hun Trains Stopped nf
Hupldes Vur.su, Where the Scare
Has Not ,Yet Ended.
NeAV Orleans, Nov.-28.-It Is understood
that many matters Jhcoimeetiou Avith the
yellow fever have Jjeen presented to the
grand jury. The tioarjl bf health has pre
sented the names of, a uumheri or physi
cians avIio deolineU to report cneeb of
yellow fever In their prnctlfe, while the
enemies of the board, including many lead
ing physicians, are endeavoring to make
it account ror us cardlfsja-'ssiu permittui
yellow fever to gain tin entrance into New
Orleans and other towns.
rutillo feeling is $inonety against the
board of hmiltn and the demand is. being
made in the neAA-papots thattha boardre
sign nftr the failure tfi keep the feA-r
out of New Orleans ami i crush itout after
It got there. Politics cuter largely into
Texas and Pacific officials attempted
to run a passenger Irahi to Texan, but
Avere btopped ypstcrdrty by the Itnpides
parish, where the scare has iipyet enued.
This morning Rapides "anrremlftrd., and
AvlllalloAvtheraHro.id to nimfraiifS fctfrough
the parish. " f
Tho board of hea1;lt tdtt-' decided Io
ibsueno more bulletlnrffUifc1yelIow fever,
on the ground that'thojAi Avas no further
need, as the number J ciifee.s Avere so
small, and the disehsd no longer dau
gerous. The Southern PadlfW Railroad has de
cided to run Its great iCalifurnia through
train (the Sunset Limited) out of New
Orleans this year. Tho train was trans
ferred U Chicago during the yelloAV fe-er
Itccord of tho Scourge.
New Orleaus, Nov.. 23. Today's yellow
New Orleans Now cases, three.
Mobile Npav case, on.
.Biloxi, Scranton, PascagoulG, and other
points reported a (jlcon bill of health.
No deaths Avere reported anywhere today.
This virtually ends. J he yellow fever
epidemic. Sporadic Tcfcses may occur
hereafter, but the seveffl boards of health
regarding- the fever as over -will discontinue-
th" issuance of health bulletins.
The epidemic bpgaii September G, or was
rather reported on thatday. There haA-e
occurred since then -i',708 ca.p: or yellow
Tever aud 503 deaths a death rate of
10.G per cent. ' ,
DESPEHATK FIGHT WITH A DOG
Georgia J'tmuer Attached by u
Vieion. Hrutfe'ip the Wood-.
Concord, Ga., Noy. 23. W. .1. John
son, a prominent, farmer ot V. liite county,
is here to test the madfetoue cure for bites
lie received in a desperate fight -with a
dog He Avas out in the voods near his
home when he noticed a large dog com
lug toAA-urd him at a rapid trot.
The dog sprang at him, making an ef
fort to get at his throat and fastening
his fangs in his Clotlmfg Johnson caught
the dog by the throat, aud, falling to the
ground, man and dug rolled about, each
strlv'.ug for the mastery. Johnson finally
clutched his haudsarvund the deg's nek
until he was dead.'Tlie farmer ais se
verely bitten and torn
Hanna to Increase Wages.
Now Tork, Nca. 23-In coal circles here
'tis said that .Mark A.liauna andothercoal
and iron operators in Ohio ha-e decided u
advance the Avages oCminersteu percent,
beginnlngr Avith Deceibber 1. This ad-A-auce
is expected to fie follOAved by other
operators in adjacent districts- The re
gions supplying tldewjtter markets, Avhlch
were net affected bythe late strike, re
port no change in thelabor situation.
Hunted Himself in Jnil.
Altoona, Pa., Nov. 23. James Dennlson,
jr., brother-In-lttAv of Protltonotarj- Hart
man, was arrested In Hollidaysburg last
night for disorderly conduct. He was
lodged in jall.AVhere this moruiug his life
less body was found suspended from an
iron bar in his cell. Deceased was thirty
four years old and a member of one of
Blair county's oldest families.
Death From Starvation.
Nev 1'ork, Noa. 23. t'Death from starv
ation' Avas the coroner's finding today in
the case of Mrs. Isabel Ilatshatcher, a
lonely AvidoAV o sixty-three, who was
found dead in a dark little room of a
rear tenement in Williamsburg last night.
The woman had liA'cd alone for twenty
years, earning a scanty liviug by sewing.
A. B. Camper & Co., Stack Brokers,
National Hotel aud 820 F. fat. nw
Ivy Institute Business College. 8tn and K.
.None better; $25 a .year: day or night.
A. B. Camper & Co.. Stuck Brukorn,
National Hotel' and 820 F. fit. nw.
Bracket anmtel shelves 18 iu. to
3 l-2ft.lonsv-15c.up; usefulaudornamcntal.
MUM GAGE SPEAKS
Expresses His Views at Cliam
Iicr of Commerce Banquet.
IN REGARD TO THE CURRENCY
Declaie the Condition of the Cu -rency
and B .inking Systoui -nj-lie
I'm ITpon Clearly Safe Fuunda
tloiih "Without Contruetioa or Ex-liui.-jioii
of Crciilntiiig Medium.
New York, Nov. 23.-With all thefebtiv
itles due to the occasion and characteristic
of the InMitution, the Chamber of Com
merce of the State of New York cele
brated Itu 12th anniversary tonight in
th new. Deliuonico banquet room.
Numerically it wai the largest banquet
ever held by the Institution, nearly five
bundled persons being present, among
them the governor of the State, the mayor
of the city, and iavo Cabinet officers,
Secretin y of the Treasury Gage and Sec
retary tr War Alger. For tAvo hour
the guest" ate, drunk, and Avere merry,
and arter that they listened to speeches
ou various subjects of moment by men
specially qualified and specially inA'ited
to speak on those subjects.
The eight tableb at Avhich the members
and guests were (seated completely filled
the big gold and old rose banquet-room,
which, for the first time, was thrown open
to a banquet. The decorations of the
tables w re of crimson Meteor rose? and
pink Bridesmaid roses, except In the case
of the president's table, which AA'as dec
orated with ferns, orchids and American
Att'act. pnus AVasa menu card shoAviuga
symbolical engraA-iug. Over the gold
lettered "Nineteenth Annual Banquet of
the Chamber of Commerce" two female
figures, joined hands, typifying the union
ot NeAV York nnd Brooklyn, while under
neath Avere seen th2 Hii2rSt. D)uis and the
famous locomotiA'e No. 939. The ices Avere
served in boxes covered Avith th3 ssal of the
chamber, beniing the motto; "Nou Nobis
From a gallery at the end of the banquet
room came the strains of popular tong-,
played by an orchotra.
In llji orc'JC'J-tra gallery sat a nuinte of
ladles aiu-mgin-Mii the wife ami daughterof
secretary Wilum of the chami er of coiu-
siiiirce and the wife and daughter of Rir
Admiral ErLtfii. Father Uucey and Dr
Chaunvy M. Ueprw ali-o AViuutered into the
gallery during the proc-eeding and were
followed ly John Jacob Ahtor, avIio is a
member of the chamber. Alexander F.
)rr, tin president of the rhpmi er. prosifeJ
Seciel:.ry of the Treasuiy Lyman J.
Gage av as the chief guest of honor and made
tho principal spexcuot tlieeventng. Other
dpoakew Avere Gov.Frauk 8. Blao'i, Mayir
Strong, fJoyuncdore Bunce, and President
Oilman, of Johns Hopkins TJniversity
The eonquiiy applauded vigorously Avhen
President Orr, pioposing a toast to th
Prculdcut of the United States, said that
he was justified in congratulating the
company upon the fact that the bright
anticipations which all formed immedi
ately upon Mifc election of Mr. McKinlay
"arc in progress of being fully and hap
Secretary Gage said:
Secretary Gage, after a few preliminary
remarks, spoke in part as folIoAvs, in re
sponse to the toast, "Currency Reform
Noaa- or "When?":
"We are met just noAV with one of those
problems Avhioh must be bravely faced and
wifcel solved. It touches the humble ami
dependent more cloeIy than it dt.es tie
strong and poAVerrul. although in its final
determination the far-reaching destinies
of aH are Invoked. For Tour years ij.
injurious shadoAv has depressed Industrie
"Thanks to the Aviso instincts of our
people and to their declaratory A-oiee
uttered in .November last, assurances have
coiu to lift doubts, to banish fears, to
orace nope and to lend coutage. Tin
happy reaction in enterprie ik.av wit
nesses the stimulation to industry which
has roliOAved this now assurance, is a
confirmatory eA-idence of the blighting
Influence of that fierce propaganda ibv
'free silver' aud semi-repudiation tlia"
met its just rebuke from the freeman's
ballot in 1S96.
"Speaking broadly, I believe that the
shape and destiny of our national life
as It n-ay lie arrected by financial legislt
Hon is to he determined A-ithin tne next
four years. Tour years is a period so
short in a people's history as to bar all
Idea of futurity and to require in substitu
tiou the moie immediate, omnipresent
now. The forces and energies widen
found Aictoiious expression in the last
election are a,s significant iioav as they
Avere then. Are we intelligent and. cour
ageous enough to take the action theh
present warrant justifies and secure the
futuru against the dangers Avhieh have
been for the present oA'ercorne?
"It is said that agitation on so -delicate
a subject as the money standard is dis
turbing; that we have the heat of guar
antees that for four years the present
status AVill be maintained; that the re-A-iA'al
of business will be best assured
by the polity of luactlon. Covered in
one sentence, all this is summed up in
themuch-abused maxim: 'Let Avell enough
nlont-.' That the condition of our cur
ency and banking system is Avell enough
ib certified to by the deliberate judg
ment of the great body of economic stu
dents and by a general consensus of
opinion among business men.
"It certainly is not well enough Ailh a
banking system utterly inelastic and cor
resroudlngly irresponsive to the domestic
requirements of trade and industry, to
which, in its proper relation, tho banking
system should be the faithful and efficient
hand rcaldmi. It is not Avell enough Avith
the national treasury aAvkAvurdly rsrroroi
ing an office Avhlch is entirely foreign to
its proper function. It is no5 Avell euo-.gh.
it is absolutely bad, when the result is a
public treasury so expanded iu its demand
liabilities iu a time of profound peace
as lo threaten its solvency In case of Avar.
"Nor is agitation to be feared in its ef
fect on Industry or business affairs, If it Is
to be an agitation in behilf of better con
ditions. We have absolute security that
for at least four years ruT step can be ef
fectively taken whllch avIII degrade our
money standard or bring dishonor to th
national credit. Agitation avIII therefore
result in nothing or he prodr.ctiveof gout.
Under such conditions agitation is the higr-
Continued on Fifth Page.
Weather strips, felt or rubber, tho
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AMERICAN CITIZEN 31XJST DIK.
u Spnni.sh Dungeon Under Sen
tence of Dentil.
Cincinnati, Nov. 23.- Joseph G. De Te
ralta, an American citizen, Avho lias A'oted
In the first v,anl here for seA-eral year, is
reported under sentence of death in Ha
A'ana, Cuba, foi leading a band of insur
gents against the Spaniards. De Peralta is
iioav In a Sranirh dungeon and has been
giA'en until December 15 io proA-e his citi
zenship. He took out citizen's papers in
the Hamilton county probate court in
His relatiA-es here have been notified
and are having hi citizenship established.
The board of elections have the proof that
he was a A'oter.
De Peralta left lorCuba onlya few weeks
ago to push a iaree cla-in Tor damages
to the family plantation durhigGen. Wey
DESERTING GOLD STANDARD
Lansing Journal Becomes an
Advocate of Free Silver.
lleason for the Change Because Re
publicanism of the Administra
tion Wur-,e Than Populism.
Lansing, Mich., Nov. 23. The Landing
Journal tonightlnnded In th ; regular Demo
cratic camp alter having for more than
a year scathingly denounced free silver and
its ndA-ocates. It has been by far the
most uncompromising gold Dumocratic
neAvspaper in "the West.
Tiie reaion giA'en for the change of
policy is that the "souud money Demo
crats, confronted as they are by the forces
of the Chicago platform Democracy on the
one side and by the cohorts of Dingley bill
Republicanism oa the other are in quite as
desperate a situation as Avas that famous
scout of Daniel Boone, avIio, looking ahead
of him saAV only 'Injuns on tne upper road
and death upon thj loAver.'
"It, therefore, casts ito lot with the In
juns," saying that the shameful excesses of
Republicanism, as evidenced by eight
months of the McKlnley Administration,
are Avorse than any threatened eA'ils ol
Populism. It promises henceforth support
for the national organization, its policies
and its leaders."
JAMES CHaRtiLKFS DEATH
Could Not Bear His Fathers Dis
grace and Commits Suicide.
His Parent Absconded With SHO.000
Belongjiii!; to the National Presby
terian Board of Aid.
MIlAvrukee, Wis., Nov. 23 Became his.
father had disgraced his name byabeJid
ing with SC0.000 of funds belonging to
the national Presbyterian board of aid or
colleges and academics, James Charnle.
of Chicago, committed suicide at the Hotei
PfWcr Sunday morning. He came to the
hotel, registered as J. P.Morris, of Madi
son, Wis., Avent to a room and ttoer took
morphine and shot himf-elf in the head.
Today he wa identifieil by his cousin,
Douglas Charnley, avIio came here fnm,
Clmrnley took eA-ery precaution to hide
ids ideutity. He t;moved all marks from
Ids laundry and destroyed all paper:, but
a pair of shoes lie had received from his
uncle, J. M. Douglas, contained the latter
name, and it Avas through this that his
relatives Avere located.
This morning Avhen Douglas Cliaruley,
the couslu, came here, he said tliat the
father ot the dead nau Avas Charles M.
Charnley, whose defalcation as treasurer
o the Presbyteriau board of aid for col
leges and academies had been discovered
soon after his failure in July in the cooper
age business in Chicago. Following the
disgrace which Ins father's acts had heaped
upon him, young Charnley, Avho was
slightly over tAventy-one years of age, and
single, lost his position as bookkeeper in
a Chicago firm.
His isiier left Chlcasu, accompanied by
the young man's step mother, to avoid the
consequences of his wrong lining, leaA-ing
without Avarnlngyoung Charnley, a younger
brother, and a sisu-r. Charnley took up
Ins residence Avith his cousin, at 99 Astor
street, and tor a long time seemed le-
prc-jseu ar tne disgrace. Finally he w ts
promised a position as bookkeeper by just
ness friend.-; in Kentucky, and avos to hae
gone th-ru yestrdny.
He left the Charnlej home Saturday
afternoon, saying that he avoiiM take tllnner
down loAvu that eA-ening. That was: the
last seen or heard ot him until his body avh.s
identified uere. The sscond chapter Jn the
family's sorroAA comes Avith a crushing-AA-cighfc,
as young Charnley had assumed tiie
place at the head or the family.
Mrs. Chnilc A. Piiniiilt iu Court.
Ncav York, Nov. 23 Mrs. Charles A.
Poundt, reputed to be worth a million, and
Avhose name figures in all society ll&rs, w is
arraigned In a police court toduy, charged
Avith lebtiug houses for disorderly pur
poses. The case Avas continued until Satur
day. Mrs. Poundt lives in a big mansion
on Washington square. The police charge
the woman with having been engaged ,n
the business extensively.
Plant to Be Abandoned.
New York,Nov.2:i. The American Sugar
Refining Company will positively abandon
their plant in Jersey City this week
probably on Friday. This announcement
waa made today. The action was takjn
because of refusal of the Jersey City
str;et and water board to loAver the water
tax. of the company from $100 to SJ0
per 3,u00,000 gallons.
Mr-. Itudil Fu is to Find Bill.
N".v 1'ork, Nov. 2.1. Mrs. EmUlne H.
Rudd.tacwidoAi of Commodore John It udd.
of the United States Navy, who was ar
rested yesterday on a charge at thoit.
made by Mrs. Jennie M. Crosfi-lVrtiBtafe',
of Statcn Island, Avas taken before Judge
Acker, In NeAV Brighton, today, and recom
mitted In lieu of bail.
ltedticrd Ihites to Fort Monroe unci
Norfolk on Account of Thuiiks
SivliiK. Norroik & Wash. Steamboat Co., will sull
tickets on Nov. 2 1, good to rutum Nov. 2S,
inclusive, at $3 .50 for round trip. It
Bath room mid
closet seats, nil
i made up, $1 apiece.
CEDING ISLUDSTO FAME
Great Britain May Give Up Jer
sey and Guernsey.
SOME CONCESSIONS IN EGYPT
To Be Given by thp French In Jix
ehunije for the Island- Xuttvoj
of Them U. reatly Excued Over the
Prospect of Having; Their Na
London, Nov. 23. The Dally Griphlc
avIII tomorrqw print a letter from a rident
of the Islaud of Guernsey, recording a
nirau' that Is Aviucspreuil in tm Ciann-'l
islands to the offect th.it Grsat Brl un
contemplates ceding the islands toFraa e
The writer says that public opinion in the
Channel Islands Is much excited at the
threat of the government to abandon th?
islanders to their fatt? if they do not brii.g
the local militia up to the war office e
As these eompulsorily enlisted Torres have
aHvays hitherto cheerfully done Aduit was
exacted of them the IslunderseantHJt fathom
this suddeti movement on the pare of the
government which has rome asa. ioltfrom
the sky, except on the supposition that the
islands are to be handedorer lo France a sa
result or a deal gi-lng England a free band
In Egypt or in the Niger territories. The
writer indignautly declares ttoc not one
in a hundred of the popubtUon wishes
The Graphic declares that it is im
possible that there is any real foundation
for the rears expressed by the writer of
the Jtter, and expresses the hap that the
government will promptly reassure the
The -haniK'I Islands comprise th- baili
wicks of Jersey and Gaernsey, In the
latter of Avhlch are comprehended the
small islands Sark, Alderney ami Herm,
situated off the northwest coast of Hranee
at distances of from ten to thirty miles.
They are tne only portions of the duke
dom of Normandy now belonging to Eng
Iuud, to which they haA-e been attached,
ever smce the conquest.
The are? altogether isaboutseventy-tlir e
square miles, and the population i& Jn the
neighborhood of 93,000. The island.-, are
governed by their oAvn laws and euxto'.is.
but lieutenant-governors are appointed !y
the orown. Jersey has a eparaf lea"
existence. Guernsey. Alderney and s irk
havs a II-uteiKiiit-so-era4rln common, . ui
otherwise their go.-ernoiiut are -epar-ue
CABLNET APPKO'ES THE PLAN.
nsnsta's Scheme for Cuban Anton -my
Ts Officially Indorsed.
Madrid, Nov. 23. The cabinet ha ap
proved Uie sekema C Ssor Saga-s i,
tho prime minister, fwr the sotonomr r
Cuba, actedfng- Utfe Cfckwe of the tiade
regulations giving, the ftabna chan.t.T
the right to fix the Cobao tariff. The
details are as yet onkauw and will jiot
be jMiMfehtd until Uie Queen Regan t glAes
her sc notion.
WSYLER AT BARGKLOHA
Cheereu by Some, hut His Recep
tion Very Cold.
Aspires to Bea Gonservativa Leader,
but, True to His Character, I)e-r
nies the Iceport Is True.
Barcelona, Nov. 23- The steamer Montr
serrat, bnTlng Don Valertaao Weyler, er
captaln general of Cuba, on board, ar
rived here at 0:30 o'clock this morning.
Tho city Avas beflagged in his honor, and
a number of steamers toofc off deputa
tions to the Mootserrat to weicimi mm
After exchanging compliments with hia
visitors, Avhichoccnpied about half an hour,
Gen.- Weyler landed at 10:10 o"clotk.
There Avas a great deal of cie.it,g
as the earriage passed through the stre.-ts
Arrived at Senor Saladrigas" residence,
Gen. Weyler appeared on a balcony, where
he bowed to the ciowti, principally .tm
posed of workmen, which had assent .M
outside the house. The reception glen
to him by the workmen was n warmt lie,
but Avas by no means such au . mou
as was expected. ,
Later m ... .LyJer received a large num
ber or his political frianttR. He expresses!
to them his keen regret at being recalled
from Cuba. He defended bts puttc? hi the
Island aud declared that autonomy would
be disastrous for the national indastry.
In his various conversations Weyler gave
the idea that he aspires to become the Con
servative leader, notwithstanding his
avowal that he was no politician. He also
seems to aim to become the hero of the
hour among the Avorking class, whose in
terests he promised to promote, a ho had
striven to promote those of the soldiers In
Gen. Weyler will go to Pnlma, Majorca,
his home, in the course ot the week. and.
will go to Madrid about the middle of De
cember. Madrid, Nov. 23- The of fickil report; of
the reception of Gen. Wojier today r&
Barcelona states that, though it was hoc
expected that he would receive a popular
ovation, his reception was a great deil
cooler than anybody had Imagined It wynld,
Fire In the Oregon's Coul Ituiikti..
San Francisco. Nov 23. Fire broke
out in the cm! bunkers of the 1'niteii
Suite battleship Oregon Sunday nlgUt
and it took tne crew of the vessel eigV.
IvOurs tc extlHgulsli the bfcwe Spon
taticotts owiHlHMtioii pmlmliry causx-d fn
fire. The booker baKhwiuci are warped
front the hft, but othcrwku the vessel
Unknown Vessel Ashore.
Cvniiam. Mh-ss , Nov. 23. An unknown
esse) is ashore about a mile noutu ef
Orleans. Sias struck In the Winding snow
storm last night. The Orleans Iire-Kaviug-creAv
tabs morning Avent to the AVreck anU
will probably take off tha crew.
A. H. Camper 4& Co.. Stock Brokers,
National Hotel and 620 F. tst. nw
If vou hear of low prices come
I right here and jou will find, ours-lower. '