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WASHINGTON, WEDNJISDAX, DECEMBER 8, 1S97 EIGHT PAGE3.
IT ODDS ON THE FLQOR
Jut. Dinghy Affronts His Repiil)-
lican Colleague. Walker.
'INDULGE IS nEATED DEBATE
iScefcs to Curtnil ike Banking and
Currency Cummlttei.'.s rowcr-Ks-truneous
Mutter Is Lugged l11 -Minority
Take a Haml In tin
Bat Tew thing happen l the nouse thut
afford'the minority o nuioh genuine nmuse
maiit ae a wrangle among the Republican
member or Hie majority. Outbreaks of
this, character arford the greatest possl
Hle opportunity for tlie waging -jf dirty
linen, and tlie opportunities, do not pat
- In tlie Hom-e yesterday just such a low
lowVt plooe among Uw kepublicaiih, during
which one member became so oxuted
that he Virtually charged the veteran Gen.
Grosremji of treason to his parly.
TlHs climax ras brought alwut by Mr.
DlHgle.v, who in hit- quiet maimer -eeured
recognition by the Speaker a s-oou as the
Bewe became In order, and J-nld lie deMrf d
to lntroihice a harinle-. little retolotion
to the effect that the President's menage
be aibtnbuted among the different cumuiit--lee
having Jurisdiction in the tweeter.
ThOircNjlutlon provided that Hie portion re
lating to til.; revenues tUs national fhrmceb,
the public debt and the pretwrvati m of
tlie pnblic credit should go to the Committee
on Vaj and Means.
The proposition by no means pleaded
Congressman Walker, chairman of the 20m
mlltee on lnnkiug and currency, and he
liastily requested tliat the resolution lie
re-rend, -which "was ilone, and a livi'lr de
late followed for an hour, during which
time but little was said germane to the
point a its-ue, and n.ucli was. said con Til
ing the civil service reform and other iv
Mr- Walker demanded to know asso"n;.s
tlie resolution was read what his com
mittee would get out or the iiifsi?;, if
the Vavsand Means eonrisoated the finance
portion. He insisted with much more force
that the financial portion of the me&Migc
' should go to liis commit W
To this Mr. Dingley retorted tliat all
things in the message relating to lwnsmg
and currency "would go to chat commiU.
With increasing heat Chairman AValksr tic
clar.'d that lr the banking and currency
committee liad Jurisdiction over any jwr
tlotilar thing it was tlsat or the 'egal
tenderb issued by the Governmeat. lie re
plated hie demand tliat the portion 3f Mie
message In question should be refrrid lo
Mr. Dingley wa unmoved at the hotshot
throwa by hh friend from Massachusetts
and In answering him. bald the question
of jurisdiction depended entirely on tlw
interpretation to be placed on "national
finance. ' winch Mr. Dingley claimed had
been used In all resolutions. He graciously
informed Mr. Walker that ail matters in
the message specifically mentioned as re
lating to batiKitig andcurrencj would go to
Until this point had been reached, the
for cash or
I n one-.lay special.
only can thce Cbif-
be obtained nt tbis
nary price that one dnjS
fee'IUii? alone -will cause the
lraineiiNe stock they have of
them to vanish like a dnuiii.
A Inrfie solid oak Chiffonier,
with five drawers, excellent
ly rande mid finely put to
gether. A handsome and mas
sive piece of Kurnitui e. It
cannot be matched in the city
for lv-n than i?U.50.
think of getting it for
This picture of it doesnr do
it Justice; Imt it Rives n ro'igh
notion of what it is like.
Credit, too, at this price.
Mayer & Pettii J
415417' Seventh St-
1T BUSINESS COLLEGE Sth and K.
None better, $25 a year; day or night.
Only Cent and a Half for Weather
Strip, cost 2c. and 3c. elsewhere.
minority side of the Tlouse had been am 'ted
spectators, passive and watting, but at
Mr. DlnglejV leply to Mr. Walker, he was
asked by u member of the minority
whether measure to effectuate the recom
mendations of the President on the cui
rency would gc to the Ways and Means or
the Currency Committee. To this questi i-i
the Republican leader gave an evasi.'e
answer, merelj saying thnt if it rcU'ed
I to the redemption fund Mich a bill wujld
go to the Way and Means Committee.
"If," snld Mr. Johnson, cf Indiana, "it
was intended to retire the greenbacks in
the manner recommended by tl.c Presi
dent vliat disposition Would be made or
"I would leave the determination," said
Mr. Dingley, to the Speaker."
"It is to avoid this that I desire this
question to be made f I ear at the present
time," snlrl Mr. Johnson. "Does tl.e chair
man of the Was and Means Committee
think a bill embodying the principle or
the President's recommendation would ef
fect the redemption fund""
"1 think it docs." Mr. Dingley replied,
"Then the gentleman indirectly nnmrers
our question," commented Mr. Johnson.
When 11 became apparent that the reo
lutiou would,, npfc lie acted upon without
debate Mi. Dingley arranged witn tie
minority for thirty minutes for each side.
The btll vas bet rolling by Mr. WilkT,
who said, In language pertinent and
forcible, that if tlie question relatlj.r lo
our legal tender money, which lay at the
very foui dullon of our currency and bu.ik
lng laws, wctij to come under the juris lic
lion of the Ways and Means Conimil'ce,
the Con mil tee on Hanking and Currency
might as well go out of existence.
Congressman Cox of Tennessee, a p.; iy
cratlc member of the Committee on Bank
ing and Currency, backed up Mr. Walker
and ill dared that the recommendations of
the Presitlpiit as to national bank circula
tion vere Intcrwoeu with the proposal
to retire the greenbacks. In his opinion the
object of Mr. Dingley's resolution was io
so divide the mnttei at issue that notnJng
radical wculd be the result.
Congressman Wheeler of Al.ibama was
given five minutes, which he dovoted to
a discussion of .irmor plate for his State,
and then Gen. Grosvenor got the opening
lie has awaited ever olnce the eloe of
tlie extraordinary session. He Ignored l he
financial subject under debate, and, meta
phorically taking off his coat and vctt,
assailed the civil service reform. Ho de
clared, with customary emphasis, that to
oppose the civil servico reform would uc I
offend the President, for Congress A' as
empowered and had the right lo deal with
the subject, inasmuch as it had been ;e
f erred to Congress by the President. He
believed that there were some c.tses in
the classified service that should ne ex
empt, but these place-s were few, .is the
law now stands.
Mr Giosvenor denied that tlie civil serv
ice lias the sanction or the people as the
President stated. In confirmation of tnte
Mr- Giosvenor said that if tin question of
civil service leform were submitted to tl.e
people west of the Allegheny Mountains it
would be burled from sight.
The first applause of tho session wis
given Mr Grosvenor by his Hepublica:i
colleagues when he declared in an im
"We shall never submit in this country
to the establishment of a system that pro
vides for life tenure In office."
There wa another demonstration "when
he said the system would build up a pril
Congiessman nrosius is the chairman of
the cot. mittec on civil servics reform, and
he felt dpoply grieved at the expressions
of the Venerable member froln Ohio. He
defended the law, and said that if the
PresiCent found it unsatisfactory he ha I
the pjwer to correct any errors. Legisla
tion or the question. In his opinion, .vas
an Indignity to the President.
Mr. Fitzgerald, the young Democrat from
Massachusetts, read a report showing
that Democrats could not obtain appoint
ment to oificc under the civil evic
examinations, although Republicans who
failed to pass equally as good examinations
obtained offices at all times.
Congie-sman Johnson took Gen. Grosve
nor to task in severe languuge- He de
clared that civil sen Ice reform was a
cardinal principle of the Republican party
He anaigued Gen. Grosvenor for not recog
nizing this principle.
This, debate exhausted the time al
lowed, and Mr. Dingley contentinc to a
modiricalion of tlie roolutlon to suit the
Banking and Currency Committee, tlu
resolution passed without opposition, and
the lioiiselnnnedlately adjourned.
FA'IAl- H01I.13H EXPJLOSION.
Eleerric Power Uou-,e Deniolislled
at Portsmouth, Vu.
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 7. The boiler In the
Citlzeus", Electri; Light and Power Com
pany's powei house, in Portsmouth, ex
ploded at 4.30 o'clock this afternoon, in
stantly killing Plreman Ben Dennin, col
ored, aitdfataily scalding Joe Smith.
Jaine- C'arke, the engineer, escaped with
a few bialses. The boiler room was com
pletely v recked, the entire end torn out of
the engine room, and the boiler blown a
hundred yard. Pricks wcie blown through
the wlndowsand roofiof houses, and debus
was found blocks away.
The cause of the explosion is not known.
CONVICTED BY HIS SON.
Herman P. .Schultx Hanged for Kill
ing His. Vlfe.
Mllford, Pa., Dec. 7. Herman Paul
Scliultz, formerly of New ork City, "on
victedof shooting hiswifeat Shohola.Pa.,
last August, on the testimony or a son, was
hanged at the jail here today. The room
where the hanging occurred was Mtitil
and a hole wab cut through the floor lo
allow the weight to drop.
At 11:08 Sehutz was brought into the
room by Sheriff Cortright and deposits.
He made a statement of some length, jii
-which he said that ho "was innocent of the
crime of -which he was convicted, but that
he forgave all who had been connected
with his prosecution.
Crazy Chasseur tit Large.
San Jose, Cal., Dec. 7. A rrencliman
dressed in the full uniform of a trooper
of the French republic, even to boots
and spurs, was arrested early this morn
ing at Alum Rock Park. He was wander
ing around bath houses and greatly fright
ened the keepers. He gave tie name of
Andre Ducc-ot, Fourth Kegiment Ctiu&s ir,
and Is supposed to have escaped ficm
an Insane asjlum.
Murdered uiid Burned in His Homo.
San Antonio, Texas, Dec. 7 Advices cf
a crime reached here today from San
Jacinto ocunty, Henry Moody, a far.n;r,
who lived aloue, was murdered In his home
and the house burned, almost completely
li.cineratlng his body. The robbers se
- Cent and a Half a Foot for the Best
weather strip; either felt or rubber.
D GDRBEIGY LEGISUTIDI
Impossible to Carry Ont tho Mc-Einley-Gago
REPUBLICAN PARTY DIVIDED
Tho Scnnto Will Not Tolerate the
Idea of Destroying the Green
back' Senntors and Ilepresesnta
tlves Discuss tlie Subject and In
dulge in Adverse Criticism.
The impossibility of th Republican ef
fecting auv legislation on tlw currency ques
tion at this session of Congress was. strik
ingly illustrated jesterday by the. family
row in the House over the disposition of
that part of the message relating to none
tary mattois. While this was being ''s
cussed on the one side, Senators were
quietly talking about the possibility of
doing anything In the Senate. Leadens
on the riiif.iice Committee have looked 'mo
the question, and one of the most promi
nent last evening said that It would be i.n
absolute v.aste of time to attempt to ilo
onyihlnr: thnt the "situation would be mule
even worse than it is and that tho sure
result or the agitation or the subject vould
ba a Tree colnuge bill.
The severe criticism ..r the President's
message has only Deen accentuated by
the annual report or Secretary Gage und
his recommendation1. The President mlg'it
have been a Utile ambiguous, but th -re
Is no ambiguity about what Scrr.it it
Gage beefes to accomplish. Both the mes
sage aud the re-port v.iU be ignorH. Vet
one Republican uu!d be fcamd yestaduy
who wouid expiebs tin belief that there
was the least possible chance for l jfs-
If tin- leaders In the Senate have their
way they will avoid courting responsi
bility. Debate cannot, however, be stifled,
nnd thete will be muoh said about the
'nonej question, but the passage of the
bill by the House would eventually bring
the matter tsefore the Senate, where It
would rumain as a standing subject for
discussion for weeks.
Republicans wlio talk freely in private
are coMemning the President for forcing
this matter upon the Congress. One of
the most influential Senators on the Re
publican side said yesterday tliat the
President was urged not U take this nub
ject ui seriously for the reason that his
own party was not agreed upon it and tl.e
reeommendnirji.s woulel only bhov the
weakness of the party tj the opposition.
It is clear that the President, with the
lack of decision characteristic of tutu, 'ins
Miught to straddle the currency quest ioi.
He ha- attempted to conciliate the old
m"i- with the indirect suggestion of 'h
retlretti( nt of the greenbacks, and 1 as
throwa out a palpable bid for wlver
friendship by suggesting the poSbibPily
of something further I'rom the Wolcott 1.1.11
uiisslon. The silver men accept the su.il
lenge that has been given them and in his
message Mr. McKlnleyhas given the Demo
crats some of the best campaign litera'ure
they hre had since the money qutioa
becaui2 the great isueot the day. No part j
can go before the people advocating the re
tirement ol tlie greenback and the institu
tion or a non-intereK-boaring debt for
one that draws interest.
Several Senators are preparing to rip
this message open and show ItJ. Weakness
In debate. Never before has the absolute
statement been made by any President
that the greenbacks should be redeem; 1 n
gold. It Is not a matter of law, but of
Treasury regulation, and public men point
out the pclf-evideut fact that the whole
problem, so fai as the greenback Is con
cerned, would be solved, if the regu.a
tlons "wtte changed so as to reipiie
the Treasury and not the holders of the
note, to designate In what kind of money
they shall 1 c redeemed.
Senator Bacon, of Georgia, characterizes
the currency scheme as only a shift to
supply the deficiency in the quantity or
tho currency by fictitious and representa
tive mouf-y instead of real money.
Senator Vest Fays there are a good many
men in both bouses belonging to the Presi
dent's parry who will uot agree to the re
tirement of the greenbacks nor their con
version into gold notes. Nor does he be
lieve the plat, to reduce the taxation .ipon
national bank notes ami give the bank-,
power to issue circulation to the face val le
of the security bonds will be adopted.
Senator Joues thinks the Wolcott com
mission is referred to only to be let down
easily, lo suggebt that we may expect
anything from the work of that commis
sion is, lie says, utterly absurd.
The following arc borne additional com
ments on the currency plan:
Mr. Sayers.of Texas: 'The lecommen.la
tion that 'whenever any or the Unlt?tl
States notes are presented for redemption
In gold, and are redeemed In gold, uiMi
notes shall be kept and set apart, and only
paid out In exchange tor gold,' is but an
indirect method or retiring the green'ia .ks.
The Dingley tarirr, having failed to yield a
sniplus though the greenbacks could be
gathered and held in the Treasury, It be
comes necessary Tor tho Administration,
iu oider to carry out the obvious policy of
tlie most influential clement of tlte party,
to provide a method by which the groin
backs can be taken from circulation. The
message docs not suggest the bold and
easily understood method of converting the
Treasury notes into lionds, but most clear
ly and unmistakably Indicates a policy
which -would accomplish the same pur
poce,saA e and except the Government vill
not have to pay interest. Should Cougnss
act on this suggestion, it would be an
Invitation lo those who desire, tho retire
ment of the greenbacks, to present them
at once to the Treasury, and demand th"Ir
redemption in gold. In such a case, it
would be hard to imagine a condition under
which the gold would be returned tei tlie
1 reasury and grccnbicks demanded fir it.
Of course, no. Pemocrat who .stands upon
the Chicago platform could accept j.ny
sucb policy." ' -
Mr. Bland said- "On the currency ques
tion the President Is especially apologetic,
giving excuses why the Republican party
has heretofore failed and is likely to do
nothing at the present session of Con
gress to relieve the people. In dealing
with the gold redemption fund, he admits
the Impossibility of maintaining the gold
redemption, except by Issuing bonds from
time le lime, to be sold for gold, in. oider
to maintain the gold reserve, but, in order
to relieve this difficulty, he would hold
in the Treasury all greenbacks and other
Government obligations, redeemable in gold,
Continued oil second page.
Weather Strip, Cent and a Half a
foot; the best made; cither felt or rubber.
YEIXOW FEVEH SPREADING.
Quarantine Peculation Enforced
but Loosely in Jamaica.
Kingston, Jamaica, Dec, 7. The yellow
fever in this island shows I no signs of
abatement. The weekly number of cases
has Increased considerably, and the ab
notmally high death rate still continues.
The official report of cases in the public
hospitals during the pat fortnight, gives
the number ab thirty-four and deaths as
The rever l spreading "with frightful
rapidity amona the colored population.
This class has been eTompa.atlvely exempt
in previous oitbreal. Quarantine regula
tions arc loosely enforced.
DEMOCHATIi: T.BADKPS MEET,
Indinnn State Central Commute e
Enthusiastic "for Silver.
Indiana polle, Ind., Dec. 7. The Demo
cratic State central committee meo here
today, the occasion being made .1 love
feast of the leaders from all over the
State, aliout sixty of w'koin are present.
Ex-Governor Matthews presided at a
meeting held this iiKrt.Ini and a number
of speeches were made. Everyone of the
leaders piesent declares that the pU-fonii
In the coming State contest will com nut
RIOT OF PARIS STUDENTS
Five Hundred Make a Demonstra
tion Against Dreyfus.
Create n-Disturbance In Front of
the Figaro Offlcennd IVre Finally
Dispersed by the'Pollco.
Paris, Deo. 7. A numlier of students
-who are opposed to the efforts that are
making to prove the Innocence of ex-Capt.
Dieyftis, made u demonfctKUion this after
noon that developed into a riot, rive
hundred of the young men gathered out
side the Luxembourg Palace, In which the
senate was in session, ami shouted their
disapproval of all thclsu senators who
have been working in the interests of
M. Scheurer-Kestuer. ice president of
the miate, who has taken a prominent
part In tlie attempt to gain a new tied.iiig
for the condemned army officer, wab pur
ttcularly the object of tie- vituperation ot
the students, and many- andJoud were the
cries against him.
The mob subsequently marched to the
offico of the newspaper Figaro, wJi-re
they acted In a riotuuxnouner, crying
"Down Avith the Figaro," and "Down
with Zola Both the paper and the novel
ist have cxprosed tliOHtpinJon that Drey
fus' serteme was a miscarriage of justie-e
and thereby they Incurred the anlme.slty
ef the students.
Tho police finally disused the irtob-.
but not without resistance'. In the fight
ing that took place sevcyaii ut the stude l's
were li.jured by the piltee.
Several of the rUigJeadetS' were arrestee'.
They were subsequently released, but v. Ill
MAY PROVE A. CEI.BHKA.rED CASH
Well-Luown Piantste Sued, for Di
vorce Corespondent AIho Sued.
Chicago, Dec. 7. .Tames S. Templeton,
a wealthy commission-broker on the bo'ird
of trade, and one of Buena Park's leading
citizens, has Jut been named as co-respondent
In Charles U. Baker's suit for
divorce against the latter's wife. Gertrude
PischofX Kaker, the well-known plamste.
was sued for $100,000 damages on the
charge of alienlatuig the affections of
Gertrude Baker, and breaking up the Baker
1 uc Tcmpletons and. the Bakers -were
neighbors. Thhe Tern plutons "were rich rnd
the Bakeri- were artistic. Miss Maker is
a p.iHcian, the daughter of a musician and
the wife ot a musician's press ageut. She
has appeared in concert Avorkherennd hah
touted with surcess "With such famo-is ar
tists as Rcmcnyi, the iolinist, and others
of ei.ual lustpr She Is as pretty as fn is
talented, and the husband yaya the mani
fold charms appealed to TJbmploton.
TIM. 33 GRANTED TO RAILROADS.
Tinius to Be EquipileiP With Safety
Appliances in Two Years.
The Iiiterctate Commerce Commission has
granted the petition othe railway com
panies, extending the time for equipping
trains with safety ippllunces, r8 re
quired by the law pased five years ago.
The extension is for two years. The com
mission expressly stipulates that 110 Outlier
extern-ion will be granted, but that the Iuav
iiiusl be complied with by the end of the
hlated time. -?
ChiclmsawN and Otfrtetnws Moving.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 7.-A. B. llallett,
representing the Mexican Land Company,
came here today from.the Indian Terri
tory and confirmed the report that the
Chickasaw and Ctiocta-w tribes of In
dians had agreed to move to a. colony in
old Mexico and establish an Indian state.
The woifc of tho Dawps commission bus
greatly angered the Choctawsand Chick
asaw s and llallett says that 20,000 of
them -will join the 'new- colony and cast
their lot- with the Mexican republic, a
mcemeut which he says has the sym
pathj and Indorsement of President Diaz
and his government.
Luefgert Appeals for Public Aid.
Chicago, Dec. 7. Adolph L- Luetgeit,
who is on trial for wife murder, issued an
appeal to the public ?todoy, asking for
prcuniuty aid in hls fight for life. He
asset ts his Innocence agp says he does not
want to beg for morMy to conduct his
defense. A jury has not yet been secured
in his case. '
Employers Win the Fight.
Manchester, Dec. 7.--?rhe crisis in the cot
ton trade, which was provoked by the at
tempt ot the employers to impose a 5 per
ce'it reduction nf wages, on the operatives,
his cioled in a victory for the employers.
Three Men Burned, Two Fatally.
Wiikesuurre, Pa., ,Dec. 7 Three Toles
weie burned today )S a gas explosion in
the Cleat Spring Ceilhery, at West Pitls
tou. and two of thehu cannot live.
Hotbed Sash,- the Best Made, 50c.
Your choice,' either tilp glass or putty.
MOTHER M'KIILEY Effl
Physician Says the Morning Will
Still Find Her Alive.
SHE RECOGNIZED HER SON
After Greeting Him and Mrs. Mc
Kluley With a Gentle Pressure
of the Fingers She Sank Into a
Deep Sltep -President In Close At
tendance at the Sickbed.
Canton, O., tDeo. 7 Dr. Phillips at
his last visit at 11:30 p. m., tonight. o
Mother MrKlnJey, reports, her reetlng easier
and sav the-morning -vvlll find her till
alive. The most ot the family ha.'e ie
tired for the night.
Although the attending physician had no
hope thut Mother McKInlev would ever
recognUx any one on earth again. Mie
rallied in an unexpected manner thlsmoi'i
Ing when the Pre-1dent armed fr.ji.i
"Washington. As he entered the bed chum
her Miss Helen McKinley, who "was land
ing by the Ix-dMde said: "Mother, here
are 'William and Ida."
Mr. McKinley's eyes opened, and she
looked at her son. A-j the President knelt
by her bed-lde, she raibed her arm t mi
placed It around his neck, and yielding to
the almost imperceji'.llile pressure, he U-an-eel
over and kls-sed her.
Whon the President rose from hlb place
Mrs. McKinley reached out her hand to the
President's wife, and the pres-ure or her
flngerson those of theyounger woman. told
the latter tliat she was aUo iccognUi-d.
A like token of recognition was given to
Miss Maiiel McKInlev. one of her favorite
grand-children, and to the others -vho-enme
Dr. Phillips, the attending physician,
was in the room at the time and said that
the rally made by the agnl patient Arab
cue or the most remark till e in the his
tory or tlie ellsease.
Soon arter recognizing the Presidential
party, Mrs". Mi-Kinley's ecs closed again,
and with a sigh she 'sank as if Into a
deep sleep. She has remained in that
condition evet since. Since his arrival the
President has been in dose, attendance
at the sick bed.
HAITI SATISFIES GERMANY.
Salutes the Flag and Receives tlie
Tort nu Prince, Dee. 7 -It i s under
stood that the gee-crnmeut has conceded
all the German demands growing out i.f
"the arrest and imprisonment of HerrLitfrd
crs. Thc-firstof these demands- was sat
isfied last night, whim the Haytlan Hag
bhip Crcte-a-Plrrot, commanded by Ad
mlral Kihck, dipped Its flag to the Ger
man standard and the llajtian naval oand
played the "Stcgerkranz." The Crete a
Tirrot then saluted the German flagship
Avith twenty-one guns, which were re
turned. TlU' second part of the ceremonial was
carried out today, when Count Sen. -verm,
the Geurnu minister, was formally 19
celved by the Haitian authorities, who,
it Is understood, have promised that sum
mary justice will be dealt out to the
officials who are responsible for the events
lesdtnp o the breach between the tvo
HOW ABOUT CHURCH LECTURES
Parishioneis of Bishopgate Object
to Father Ignatius.
Loneloi., Dec. 7. The Hirfragan bishop
ot Marlborough, the Right Rev. Alfred
Karle, and the rcctoi of Bbmopgum
Church, recently arranged for the delivery
of a series of adaresses in the church by
Father Ignatius, the famous monk, and
Minerinr of Lanthonv Abbey, which, he
The parish' oners of Bishopgate this
arteriiaon protested against the ar-rbnge-.ift'iit
and emphasised their proless by
thronging the church and expressing heir
views regarding Father Ignatius and the
bishop's action in turning over the church
to his u. The bishop overruled the pro
test of the pari-hioners amid a storm of
hibes, cries or ellfsenl and goneral 0011
rusiou, and announced his intention of
applying to the bishop of London, the
Right Rev. Mandell Crefghton, for his
sanction of the arrangement for Father
DEBATE IN THE REICHSTAG.
Riehter's Brilliant Speech Opposing
an Increase of tlie Navy.
Berlin, Bee. 7. The debate on the naval
bill was continued in the Reichstag to
dty. Among the speeches for apd against
the measure, that delivered by Herr Rich er,
the leader of the Riehter Radicals, oppos
ing the bill, was especially brilliant. Herr
Riehter called attention to the fact hat
since the accession ot Emperor William II
to tlM thione, the navy had been increased
by 91,000 men, ami the army credits had
increased beyond reason, and this too, in
lime of piace. In a time ot similar trau
qi'dlity, lie said, the nation did not desire
lik extravagance in the naval branch of
Rear Admiral TlrpiU, chief of the Im
perial admiralty, In a speech in reply to
Herr Riehter's attack upon the hill, argued
that thu recent occurrences in China and
Haiti proved. the imperative necessity for
anincicase of the navy.
LAWRENCE nANLEY'S TROUBLES
Discharged From the Theater and
Sued for Divorce.
St. Louis, Dec. 7 Lawrence llaoiey,
foimerp leading man for Ltiwrence Bar
rett, was discharged from the Impeiial
Theater Stock Company today. It is
learned now that he has been sued for
Mrs. Hanley Aas a Miss Edith Lam
nicrt, and her parents are wealthy Cail
foriiians. Fatal Injury to a Priest.
Boston, Deo. 7. Rev. Francis A. Smith,
a Jesuit priest, while riding his bicycle
yesterday, was run down by a truck and
received fatal injuries He was fifty-three
years old, and was at one time president
of Loyola College in Baltimore.
The Best Hotbed Sash in the Mar
ket, 50c. each; slip glass or putty.
BALTIMORE'S SOCIAL SENSATION
Mrs. Tasigl Sues for a. Divorce on
Baltlmore.Md., Dec. 7. Mr. AHceMoore
Iaslgl has instituted a suit for absolme
divorce from her huslxuid, Thomas G.
laslgl, on statutory grounds. She all-e
that the acts charged occurred In daltl
more, liut names no co-respondentfe. She
claims the custody of her child, a boy 'i.-c
Roth Mr. and Mrs. TaslgJ are well known
In social oircles In this city. Mra. J.tHlgi..
maiden name was Janney, she being h
daughter of Thomas .Innney, and a blowl
relation of the late John Hopkins, l'ho
bulkror Mr. Hopkins large fortune .v?nt to
the Janneys. Mr. Iasigl comas from a wail
known Ronton family, lie is a memtKjr of
the Atluiieum and other clubs, and it
present resides at the Stafford. He, 100
was bequeathed a laTge fortune by Ida
father. 1 he couple were umrried August 5,
1800. and Ilveel together until last J tly,
when Mr-. Tasigl went to Paris
She has been spending FcL&-unriiere
abroad and at Newport . fine ttruw early
In the fall from Parle, and t.snij?r in "ew
l'ork. Ex-Congressman Raynor is her ; t
CHINA BENDS TO GERMANY
Willing to Pay 1,000,000 Taels ami
Cede Kiao I'liou Uav.
Cession, However, to Be O11I3- Tern-
norury Conllict Between u ficr-
muij Force and Chinese.
London, Dec. 7.-A news agency dis
patch from Shanghai says tliat China Is
willing lo pav 1,000.000 taels indemnity
to Germany In satisfaction of nU clainw,
including the cost of the occupation of
Kiao Chou Bay, which place she will
temporarily ceele for the use of the uernan
navy. The government will also grant
concesions for railways and tulnet" .11 the
province of Sbau Tung, degrade the gov
ernor of the province, and execute the
murderers of the two German uusjiiouarie.
Another disjsatch represents that China
I? prepared to make every reparation for
the murder of the missionaries, but is in
dignant because ot Germany's unjuDtitiible
seizure of Kiao Chou, ami will never oii
bent to her iemaluing in po&sosion of the
It Is reported that Oapt. Becker, of the
German anny, with 210 men, left the fleet
on Friday last and occupied tlte vUlat.&M
surrounding Kiao Chou Day. Ho tl-en
marched to the city of Kino Chou, fifteen
miles iulaud. Tho Chinese forte fired mi
the Germans, who replied, killing three
men. The garrison thereupon fled In dis
order. Tne Chinese general was captgrcel, but
afterward released. Several of the allors
were Injured bv stones that were thrown by
Inhabitants of the vBiage. The head 5uen
of the villages were punished, they ooiHg
beaten with bamboos at Cnpt. Becfasr's
PRICE OF SILVER.
dvnnced Nine Cents Since list
New York, Dee. 7- Silver sold at lxty
cents nn ounce In the local market today
for commercial liars. This is the highest
price since July aud represents ;ui advance
of nearly nine cents an ounce since Sep
The strength exhibited by the market
for silver recently is ascribed U large
silver shipments from London to Russia,
wh'ch country 1ms been for somo time
past at woi k putting her enrreuey upen a
metallic basis; a revival in volume of tiio
demand from Chum, a continued good
demand from India, and an inerejeiag i'ij
mnud for use in the arts.
Relatives Kept Him Chnlued in an
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec-7. F. P. Kline, au
insane, man, was found yesterday on tue
farm of lus brother, near Miirraysvllle in
a terrible condition. For ten yesys his
parents, and later his brother, as reportee!
today bj S. F. O'Brien, agent of the nu
mane Society, kept him In a strongly-bmlfc
cage In a barn on the farm. O'Brien found
him there, fastened to a chain, one end
of which was tied to a holt in the floor.
Kline Is a violent maniac, and has grown
more violent everj year.
Schooner for the Klondike.
Poitsmouth, K. II., Dec 7. 1 he schooner
Concord, which has been fitted out at this
port for the Klondike gold fields, will Ieae
tomorrow morning. She will carry twenty
men who belong In difrerent parts if New
England, with C. H. McLeod, of Bobtou,
as captain. Ihe first prospecting win be
at Copper River. Thebchoonen-pnn lsloned
Tor ninety days. Fifteen other persons will
go overland aud Join the party at Seattle.
Her Acceptance Quiets Kentucky.
Lexington, Ky., Dec. 7. - The acceptance
of Miss Christine Bradley of the appoint
ment of sponsor for the new battleship
Kentucky, settling the prolonged contro
versy, has caused a sigh or relief here.
L exmgton will furnish a large delegation
to the event, and among the lndle- to go
will be Mrs. Anna Lyle Bradley Harm-3.
who would ptoliably have been appointed
had Miss Bradley refused.
Tried to Swear Brother's Life Away
Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 7.-George
Bowers, the fourteen-year old boy .v tose
confession caused the arrest of his brother
Wylle, on the churge of murdprlng Henry
Kiehl, broke down when on the witness
stand today and said hl- story was a He.
He said it was wrong from him by de
tectives. The development Is causing a
great sensatftm as the case was an Im
New Bank Organized in Mexico.
Guadalnjeru, Mexico. Dec. 7. A nw
bank, with a capital of S:j.000,000, gold,
has been organized here. It will be opened
Januarj 1. It will bu known as the
Jalisean Mercantile Bank.
50c for the Best Hotbed Snsh Made.
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Gill's DYNAMITE GO
With It the Cnhaii General De
molished the Fort of Gnisa.
SPANIARDS REFUSED TO HELD
Preferred Death to Surrender unci
tlie Entire Garrison of SOO Mtn
- Perished Heroically Patriots Al
so Suffered Heavily Spanish Au
thorities Pleased With Me.sJ0o.
Havana, Dee. 7. Tie further rer'irf o
day of the capture of Uniku by Gen- .i t ia
confirms yetttrday'd dispatches, ard tte
report athls that the rit!re girrbon -f ,1 e
town, coir.pqgetW.r SCO men i.,m! ten ki I y
Tlie Spanish official rerort !cn.e- lur
terrific effect of-tre rneim at r dynan lie
gun used by Geo. Gar-ti Tlie insert;- Ts
ired seenty-t w ttiuv n 're fort. ia h
rbot wrought lerrlWe ha The gun as
operated at a short li.-an' e from f
Not a Loose remains. R-s. u sfhedjfi.ir.i ti
gun the UMMtrgeHts rseil tv field pR- ,
six and elg)H-(xjHUfh?n.
Gen. Garcia bent 'ortf te. the Spaniare's
before the toinbardtiieit that lb" would
be panlonetl It they w-clrt rinder T'le
only answer was a shut of "Long live
Spain,' and a general raHey from .dl tl
ferts. Owl. Tovar command--' tho Spanish bn id
of Manzuulllo. He attacked the insur
genU at Plolraz and fought tae battle
that va r.-porteil last Samrda. Accord
Ing to Tovar's report, he etlbJoelged Garcia
from 1h- positfons.
It is .sent in official sjpa8fcH circles
liere tliat all elanger io Buyamo it oer
Gen. Pando arrived unlay from Manan
lUo, siautiago de Culru, whence he seat a
long cable tlispnteh to Gen. Blanco. Geo.
Pando reports the contlnoooa fighting vt
his column against the itisurgwsts m-.c
N.tvember 23,andesp3cially wltntba forces
of Gen. Gome-, la Santa Clara pruvintr.
He also gives his first impressions about
.lie-war in Santiago d" Cul, deelaringtlat:
the insurgents are nun.enoas, woH-arnl
It is generally believed that Gen.Pando's
Intention Is to begin an active eastpaign
against Gens. Garcia and Fin 64.
If General Pando stacts &r Bayan o
severe fighting lb exiiecttftl ok the read
between the two small towwsof P?r 4lej.,(
and Barrancos, where the iaeurgents a-a
TheUwnof GuisahadS.OOo lahaMtar. &
It was c nly six mites from Bayanw Li
Bayamo tMe?iaiiih gnrrlsoR number .1.0'O
men, sjmI It is strange that no atte nos
was nt,de from Bayamo to save O-ua
from utter destructioR.
An abstract of President McKinley's es
sage to Congress wsts pufetisfeed by ie xs
impers here last night. Th? Sfwudab .ij
UVKitJes.ae well a the dttfereat pit a
parties, are highly pieabed wiOi tbe . u
wrviitive trend or the message- Aa a r tie
the seeessfcmlsta feel greatly disappo!n"-a
at the President's utterance", but nany
01 them declare that the message t t-iaily
favors tbelr cause, and express ttnf1euc
that Congress will, at an early rtate. 'ai-e
some definite actfejn as regards CuUi
IF SIAIN WILL. GO TO WAR.
Fifty Thousand Dollars Offered Her
by u Mexican.
City of Mexico. Dec. 7. -At Vera 'ru2
and a number of other smaller plac " in
States of Pueblo and Vera Cruz, w -re
there are large colonies or Spaaiard ilw-e
is intense feeling betneeii them and tbo
Mexican sympathiirs of the Cohan cau. e
CoufHcts occur almost dally.
Juat Kuen. & Spanish resident of Tut 1
cinso makes a public offeror SSO.HOo t
Spain if that country will g to war win
America III of f er has greatly inc en -ed
the Cubans and Mexicans bere.
MASSACRED BY THE NATTVEs.
Nearly All the Members of a Frea -h
Nile Expedition Killed.
Brw-els, Dec. 7. The Mouvament tieqfc
graphiqiMs withntBearl all then e-i lejgs
of the FreBOlt expt'dHkM tmler the ont
mand of Major MarcbHBd, wfco were N 11 ,d
f pi the Nile, ha.- e oeea mawacitNl by 1.1 . 1 -
in tlie Bahr-El-Ghaaal coaatry. TJl-
who ocaped arerepoetert toaae rerr SvedV
to the Bornu country.
Senator Voorhees Will Become Vct
ing Governor of New Jersey
Trenton, N. J.. Dec- 7'. The seen ht
the State capitol today resemble I ihe
day of organization of the legfcdaf a-
The corridors were flHedwlthpobtiains.
who gathered to congratulate Governor
Griggs and to diactuw the complications
over the presidency of the senate andart
ine governorship- The governor ald fce
would not resign the governursteip until
after the? legislature organizes, and there
might be some delay beyond that time, as
he woulel not retire until confirmed as a
Cabinet officer. The senate presidency
was settled. Ten Republican senators held
an informal caucus and unanimously de
cided tc support Senator Voorhces This
will make him acting governor.
FORMER GUNNER INSANE.
Develops Kelisious Frenzy and Is
Placed in Mount Hope Retreat.
Westminster, Md., Dec. 7. Mr. Yesrell,
chief irenner In the United States Na.y,
retired, lias been taken from Here to the
Mount Hope Retreat, violently httane. He
was retired on full pay from the United
States Navy about blx yara ago.
He traveled extensively for his health
In New Mexico he had a sunstroke, whieh
affected km mind in a slight degree A f K r
ward he traveled Bast anel about three
weeks ago arrived here. He is a religious
fanatic, and during the revivals last week
at the Dunkard Church was always pr -seat
Last night he was baptfewnl and con
firmed. Before tlie meeting closed ie
became tenlbly violent, and had to be
carried Out ot the church.
Vienna, "Dec. 7.- The negotiations m the
language question have collapsed, and it
wlll therefore. ha iropoAsiMs for the Reiehs
rath to meet again this year. The ques
tion ot the prolongation of the Austro
Huugarlau compact Tor one year will be
seUlotlby Hungary alone.
Frank Elbbey & Company,
Sixth street and New York avenue.