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WASHINGTON, FRIDAY, DECEMBJER 10, 3S97 EIGHT PAG-E3.
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ANGLE FQBQLD SOLDIERS
Thrjfty Young Women Attracted
l)y the Federal Largess.
WARM DEBATE ON PENSIONS
Congressman Allen Ei.plaius His
Lous Conpxei-'.Innul Cnreer De
Anuoiid Talks of Millionaire ilea
dleunts Tardy Nativity Kept
Smith From Enlisting.
As a committee of the whole on the
Itt&t&nt the Union, the members of the
House .yesterday wa-ted ncarl lour hour,
in so-cal'ud debate on the pension appro
priation bill. The time was a sheer
waste, for t!ie bill will be passed in the
precise form 11 was pref-ented, and the
protests from ttie Democratic members
against the enormous oxtravngnuce will
avail nothing, unlets theopenlngltafforded
the Republican members to resurrect the
bloody shirt and wave It with all the
enthusiasm or a Fourth of July orator.
A dozen speeches were made relative to
the appioprianon, and when thoroughly
sifted It was readily apparent that a large
majority of them were delivered for the
sole benefit of a few constituents, who
will be asked next, fall to return the
Mr. W. A. Stone of Pennsylvania de
clared that tliero was nothing in the pen
sion appropriation v Justify any reduction,
lie gave way to Mr. Cannon, chairman of
the Committee on Appropriations, who,
among other things, said that he deemed it
bis duty to make a general statement or
the estimates submitted by the Secretary
of the Treasury for the public service of
He made this statement, he Bald, to re
move from the minds of members and the
countiy any false impression that might
be created bj a comparison of these
estimate with thoe of preceding year.
Continuing. Mr. Cannon road from some
carefully prepared data that the estimated
revenues for 139S were $482,000,000, the
expenditures, $504,000,000, showing
an estimated deficit of $21,000,000.
"Under the lastsundry civil act the Secretary
or the TieaMiry was compelled to estimate
this year foi "?48,000,'-'00 of river and
liaibor work, $33,000,000 of which had
not been authorized by law If ihts ;uiu,
not heictoiore included in the estimates,
wore deducted, there would be an "Sti
n.ated surplus of $8,000,000 Instead of a
deficit. The estimated deficit last year
under the tariff act was $46,000,000.
It the $17,000,000 Tor river and harlKir
work, foi winch tne Government then
stood bound, had been Included, the esti
mated deficit would have been $03,000,000.
Further on the Congressman said that it
might be that the expenditure ror pensions
foi 1899 would exceed the estimates.
The Commissioner of Pensions estimated
the expenditures at $148,000,000. ir
he should prove to be right the $140,000,
000 appiopriated by this bill would pay
all pensions for the first eleven months
of the fiscal year, and a deficiency appro
priation could easily be made.
Congressman Allen of Mississippi liad
Iteeii an attentive listener to the remarks
of Mr. Cannon, and in attacking some of
the assertions he made one of his cus
tomary witty speeches and at times had
the House convulsed with laughter. He
commented favorably ou the appeal of
the chairman of the Appropriations Com
mittee for economy, but asserted that
bis flguies did not do justice to the situa
tion. From figures In his possesstot he showed
In a convincing manner that the estimated
deficit for next yeir was $72,000,000.
He sarcastically attributed the recent in
CK'HB in the pension roll to the exigencies
otthi recent campaign in Ohio. He quoted
some of the testimony of Commissi mer
of Pensions Evnns before the comiiiitt-e,
In vhichjsai deficit of from $8,000,000
to $10,000,000 was predicted.
Eeferrlngtotherapldl. -increasing pension
roll Mr. Allen declared its maximum lad
not lieen reached. "When he firtt came
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silk damask, ( QO
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Thh- cut shows you what
the chair looks like, but it
fatl to convey the Idea of
richness that the chair Itself
convey,. It is n valuable ad
dition to any parlor, and at
this price is a simply phe
nomenal bargain. If you have
not already bought one, come
and see them and you -will
certainly be a purchaser.
Cash or Credit.
Mayer & Pettit
415417 Seventh St.
Frank Eibbey & Company,
Elxth street and New York arenue.
fjy.1"" ' U -
to Congress they were talking about the
maxln-iuii, and to see It he protracted his
"I staid here ten or fifteen years to
see it, but it 1ms not yet come, and 1
guess I will have to coine back again,"
One reiibon lor swelling pension rolls
wis the fact that young women make a
practice of yanking husbands out of sol
dles' .homes for the sake of eaily widow
hool and a fat pension.
He concluded his address by saying his
people in Mississippi agreed with the little
girl in Ge-oigla, who recently ended a
praye bj baying: "And now, O, Lord,
take care of us, for fikou and McKinley
ari all we have now to depend on, and
ID doesr't look as if McKinley would do
Congressman De Am torn! made a protect
against tlie enormous estimates of the
Secretary of the Treasury of $-182,000,000,
and quoted a mass of figures to show
extravagance and mismanagement. In
regard to tne pensions appropriation he
believed that certain of them should
be paid, but that there -were many
that should not. He considered It
remark.-hi that so many years after 'he
war so many j-en'-ions hhould be issued,
and the amount needed to pay them to
During hW speech many Republicans left
their ea is and went over to the Democratic
side of the House and listened attentively
to the rt-iuntkb of the peaKer. They were
particularly interested in his query as to
why hnyerb, doctors, and millionaire.-,
should bi made dependunts and draw from
the Government a pension if from $6 a
month upvatd. The law requires proof
that the nuin is liable to be a charge
upon a community, because of inability
to perform manual work, befor.- a peusion
is granted, and such being the case Mr.
De Armond asked agaiu why millionaires
bhould be pensioned.
"I am aware," said he, "that this Is a
delicate bubject to touch upon. 1 ini aware
that the gentlemen express opinions in
the cloak loom that do not find expres
sion ou Ui floor, but I commend to you
the advisability of such action that men
who do not need pensions shall not be 4cr
mitted to ncelve them."
Congressman Smith, of Michigan, took
up the cudgel for the Republicans, and he
attacked Mr. Allen bitterly. He denied
the charge made by the latter that young
women entrapped ami married old "-oldier.s
to becure the benefits of a pension.
"I have it on the authority of the Com
missioner of Pensions." interjected Con
"I then take tblt, opportunity of denying
that the CommlM-iimer of Pensions said such
a thing, exclaimed Mr. Smith, with much
"If you do." retorted Congressman
Allen, with equal energy, "you deny the
At this juncture Mr. Payne brought hi?
gavel into use and demanded order.
Continuing Mr. Smith declared that the
only reason he waB not in the war was.be
cause he was not born soon enough. He
believed m pensions and would always vote
to give oi e to a doerving widow or to a
deservmc soldier. (Applause by the Re
publicans.! Hr Norton, of Ohio, made a fiery attack
ou the constantly increasing pensim
roll, and demanded that it be reformed.
He favored an honest pension roll, out
not one i-uoh as at present exists.
Mr. Miens of Indiana, and Hepburn,
of Iowa, made brief remarks, and then
an amendment was offered to make the
pension roll $105,000,000 instead of $141,
000,000, and the sesMon of the day ended.
SENATOR HAXXA NOT ILL.
He Was Tip n Usual Yesterday and
Dined Out Lust livening.
Senator Hanna was not seen on the floor
of the Senate chamber yesterday ;ifter
noon.and shortly after the fact was made
known a report was circulated that he
had been suddenly tuken with a rtlppse,
and that lie was dangerously hi at the
The rumor was Jnvestigatedliy a i porter
for The Times and found to be without
foundation. It was 'earned at the hotel
that the Senator was apparently in good
health, and that he ate his .reals as
Ujjiial in the dining hall during he day.
At night he left the hotel and went to
the. home of one of his friends, where
he had been invited to attend a dinner.
HAXGE FIRES IN TEXAS.
Thirteen Millions of Acres of Fine
Grass Swept Away.
San Antonio, Tex., Deo. . The numerous
range fires are serious threats to the pros
perity of the cattle business in some paits
of this Plate. The grabs Tor many yeais
has not been in hucIi excellent condition
Already thisseason more than 13,000,000
acres of fine grass has been swept away
by Tires. Many cattle and thousands of
sheep have been destroyed, as well as
ranch impiovements and stacks of valuable
TOUGH TOM. BROUGHTON.
Falls Fifty Feet and Gets Up and
Blnghcmlon, N. V. , Deo. 9. Thomas
Rroughton, employed on the nev coirt
house, fell from the root, a distance of
fifty-five feet, and was only slightly
bruised. A number of workmen who saw
him fall rushed to the basement to pick 'up
the mangled remains, when they heard
Broughton call to them, "Come up hero;
I'm not down there," and when they got
back to the first floor were surprised to
meet him coining out of the building. He
walked to his boarding house without much
Hurled His Gold and It's Gone.
Hardinsburg, Ky., Dec. 9. A few days
ago Daniel Haynes, a well-to-do tarnier
or tMh county, buried nearly $3,000 m
gold back of his stable, thinking he would
keep It there safe from thieves, who
Tiavj been numerous in that locality.. A
few nights ago he went with his family
to church, but that Is the only time he
has left his home for any while. He
reported today that his gold had been
Hearing In Teixelra Blackmail Cnse.
New Tork, Dec. 9. Magistrate Meade
concluded In Center street court today ,h
hearing of the chaige of blackmail pre
ferred by Eugenio de Feria Teixelra, (he
Brazilian artist, against "William B. Tarn
bull and "William E. Gould. A decision
wil' be given On December 28.
H. O. Havemeyer (Recovering.
Greenwich, Conn., Deo. 9. The rumor
that H. O. Havemeyer had suffered a re
lapse is without foundation.
50e for the Best Hotbed Sash Made.
Two kinds', slip glass or putty; your choice.
WHEAT STILL RUSHING U
The Leiter Ring Apparently in
MUCH EXCITEMENT IN CHICAGO
The Top "Price, -51.00, the Highest
Since the Russian Famine Scnro
of 18H1 Five. Million Bushels
to He Hought This Month ninl
Shipped Immediately to Europe.
Chicago, Dec. 9. Wheat sold today at the
highest price since 1891, when the Rtibilan
famine scare put prices up. There was a
great deal of excitement, but nothing like
.that; witnessed when wheat touched $1
last August. The top price today was.
$1.09, or 10 3-4 cents above the low
price yesterday, and 7 1-U cents above tha
opening. In a week the price has ad
vanced 1 5 cents.
The Leiter bull party have 'control of
the December, and the announcement that
they will ship the wheat out, having ar
ranged for a 12-cent rail rate to the sea
board; also for 5,000,000 bushels storage
room at, New York, and 1,000,000 bushels
ocean-room at Boston, threw the shorts
into a panic, and the price at times ad
vanced 2 cents between trades. It also
dropiwd 1 cent to 2 cents at a time after
The fh st advance was to 105, after an
opening at 101 1-2 to 104. There vas
a reaction to 1 03 1-4, an advance to 108,
a brenk to 10C 12 then a sudden jump
to 109 and a reaction to 10G The Inciter
crowd sold more than 300,000 bushels,
taking the teiifelon off at times, but the
anxiety of the shorts to cover, regardless
of prices lnvailably put prices up the
minute helling ceased. The price has
gone up nt fast that December Ifere at
one time showed 9 cents above New York,
G cents over St. Louis, 15-12 cents above
Dul ut li, and I-Jr cents above Minneapolis
The price was advanced more rapidly
than the bulls desired at this time of the
month, as it will draw wheat from other
centers that would not have been brought
here ordinarily, making it profitable to
ship moie tlan 1,000,000 bushels from
the Northwest, already contracted for by
the elevator people, and it is said tint
cargoes recently shipped from Duluth
to Buffalo have been diverted here.
Those close to the Inner workings of the
Leiter paitj,. who know what.Miey are
talking about, say that arrangements
have been made to pay for 5,090, J00
bushels of wheat this month. The Illinois
Trust Company has the money; they are
only waiting toha-e the wheat delivered
to ship it to Europe.
BRIBED BY A BOOR TRUST
J. N. Stubbs, of Richmond, Re
ceived Two Checks from It
Is a Public School Official and
Grand Commander of Virginia
Richmond, Va., Dec 9. The sensation
pre-dlcted as the result of the investigation
today by a committee appointed by the
Grand Camp of Confederate Veterans
of Virginia, of its history committee, was
as profound as could be expected.
Testimony was adduced to substantiate
the charge that some of the members
of the history committee were in the em
ploy of a book trust, and that the efforts
of the committee to cure a hlstorr
suited to the Southern schools were blocked
by obstructive methods in favor of th:
books of one publishing company.
Two checks were placed in evidence
paid to J. N. Stubbs, now the grand xm
mander of "Virginia, and then chairm in
of the hiFtory committee. They were
drawn by J. "W. Womack, well knovn
here as the agent of a book concern.
Mr. Stubbs indignantly denied that l.e
had ever received such checks or had any
transactions with Woinack. His name
on the checks, he pronounced a forger3".
Later he acknowledged that it was his
signature, but said he could not recollect
for what the money was paid.
The committee adjourned till tomorrow
to gie Mr. Stubbs a chance to refresh
his memory. He has been prominent? in
politics in Virginia for thirty-seven years,
ami his failure to make any defense to
the charge against him has astounded those
who knew his ability and past record.
Sale o Rare Books.
London, Dec 9. At the sale here of
the library of the late Earl of Ashbiiru
harr, Caxton's translation of "A Booke
or the Hoole Lyfe of Jason," from the
French of Raoul Lefevre, one of the
earliest productions of Caxton's press,
having been published at Westminster
about 1-177, wiw bought by Mr. Pickering,
the publisher, for 2,100. The copy is
perfect and unique. Other Caxton pub
lications sold for 600 and 950;
Germany's Land Grab in Chinu.
Pekin, Dec. 9. The Tsung-Li-yamen-or
foreign board, has telegraphed to the vice
roy of Pecheelee to the effect that China
having complied with the aemands made
upon her by Germany, the latter under
take? to evacuate Kiao Chou Bay on a
date to be fixed hereafter, receiving in
stead of Kiao Chou Bay the inlet Samsah,
in the province of Fokien, as a coaling
Ship Chnndler Loud Shoots Hima.nf.
Baltimore, Dec. 9. Granville Loud, of
the firm of Loud, Claridge & Co. shipping,
merchants and ship chandlers, shofrhimhelt
through the heart this morning. He was
sixf-seven years old, and leaves a ium
ily. Worry over business affairs was the
Freethinker Sent to Prison.
Gratz.Stjrla, Dec 9. Dr. Bruno "Wille.a
freethinker, has been sentenced to a week's
imprisonment for 'publicly holding lp to
contempt 'the Christian and Jewish re
ligions.'' The Best Hotbed Snsh in the Mar.
ket, 59c. each; slip glass or putty.
Negro Kills n Wnmun and Fjur
Child! en in Mississippi.
Wesson, Miss., Dec. 0, The family of
Brown Smith, consisting of a wife and
four children were mfixdered labt night,
while ii fifth child was !fa tally injured, by
a negro. Smith went to a neighboring
town, leaving his family alone yesterday
Ujion his return tills morning he fouad
his wife and children covered with blood
and all apparently dead The whole neigh
borhood turned out to hunt! the murd.jnr.
One of the children revived sufficiently
to say that a negro committed the crime
and described him. '
Posset' are buourlng therountry in every
direction, and the sheriffs of Lincoln,
Thompson, and Copiah counties have gone
to woik on the chase with bloodhound".
The last infoimatjon from the scene
is that Mrs. Smith and her four clnldi'ii
SAGASTA GROWS BELLICOSE
Spanish Premier Talks of War
Against This Country.
Informs the Cabinet That the Ma
jority of the European l'res-j
Sympathizes "With Spain.
Madrid, Dec. 9. At the cabinet meeting
today Pilme Minister Sagasta read a
digest of the comments of the European
press upon President McKinley'B mes-age
to the American Congress, proving that a
majoritj of the newspapers sympathize
with Spain. :
Senor Sagasta deolare that- if the
United States eventually" desired to in
tervene in Cuba they would find the Span
ish government ready to defend Its righti
and honor. He said, in conclusion, tlutt
lie did not attach any importance to he
attitude of certain Senators In "Washington.
El Imparoial, El Globo and Ea L'orn
spondTcic de Espona .publish somewhat
bellicose articles, declaring that the gov
ernment is taking measures to defend th
country against the tbrcatcneel inter-. .'n
tion of America.
The linparchil advocates a loan for
strengthening the navy, and declares that
the success of such a loan would be cer
tain. B ATTLE WITH A YOUNG FIEHD
Shoots the Father of a Girl Helu
snlted. Then Sets Fire to .the Brother and
the House', "Wounds Policeman
and Holds Firemen nt-Bny.
Philadelphia, Dec. n.-jlrnhued.witu mur
derom rage hec-ause ota reprimand for
inmltlug the little daughter, of John
Tamponl, with whom he lives at 702
Chiistlan stieet, Antoni Tucco this after
noon fired three bullets into the fatlier
whllf the latter was in the yard in the
rear of the house. i
Tuccet then ran into the dwelling, seized
an oil can. and was about to set the house
on fire, when TainpoulV young- eon, who
had witnessed the shooting, discovered him
Tueto threw a quantity oCoil on the lad
and threw a match at hjm, igniting his
ck'tle.. Covered with Haines, the boy
ran from the house into the street. Po
licemnn Simpson saw him and extinguished
looking up to the house, the officer
diiccvered fire and smoke issuing from
the windows, and turned in an alarm.
No sooner had the firemen entered the
house than they werouneG by a volley
of bullets from Tucco, who stood at the
head of the stairs, in front of his room,
aimed with two revolvers.
Two policemen with drawn weapons or
dered Tucco to surrender, and were
answered by another volley of shots, one
of Avhlch took effect ln'O.fficer Simpson's
shoulder. Officer Carry then fired fcAVice
wit hour effect. The firemen made a rush
for Tucco and overpowered him after a
T'liiiponi wat- found by the police un
conscious, and was sent to the hospital,
where no hope ih entertalnedof his recovery.
His little son is alo In a critical condition.
Tucco has lived witti the Tamponls for
several jears. Today the father I earned
that he had insulted his child and took
him to task for it.
BRYAN DOUBLES HIS HOLLARS
Exchanges American Currency for
Fan Antonio, Tex., Doe. 9. Hon. "Wil
liam J. Bit'an spent font hours hero this
morning. He arrived from Houston at 7
o'clock and departed for Mexico at 11.
He received his first putcticaJ introduc
tion to the cheapness of 'Mexico's money
at a bank here just boron; going to the
train. He had $500 American money ex
changed and received in. return for it
$1,090 of Mexican mom-vl
He says that his next' step will be to see
whether u Mexican doHnrs purchasing
power is as great In Mexico $ an American
dollar's purchasing" powet Is In this coun-
Mi. Bryan Is accompanied by his wife,
and Hon. J. T. Ciittcndn?, ox; consul gen
eial to Mexico. ThcyKill make their
first slop at Monterey-tomorrow, wl.eie
arrangements have been, made for them
tc visit the big silver snieltev.
British Labor Unions to Confer.
London, Dec 9 The London Trades
Council has issued a circular to all labor
organizations in the kingdom, inviting
their opinion upon the question of calling
a national conference of labor unions with
a view of giving effective support to the
striking engireers awl also to arrange a
plan of action to be observed in future in
dustrial disputes. "
I Hotbed Sash, the'Best Made, 50c.
I Tour choice; cither slip glass or putty.
RAIDING lli PBDWICE
Insurgents Burn a Town and
Ransack All the Stores.
THAT DEADLY DYNAMITE GUN
It Destroys u Town in Santiago de
Cuba Rebels Capture .22,000 in
Gold at Ha Caluianera Suur
Planters Ask for a Loan-of S500,-000-Say
the Country Is Ruined.
Havana, Deo. 4. The insurgents en
tered the town of Jaruco. Havana province,
yesterday (Friday', ransacked all the
store", and set fire to the town. It has
been orflclallj retorted here that the
terrible fire in Jarucp, in which 'lO
hous-e" were burned,, was "accidental."
From good aiiCnqrJEyi''it is learned today,
after the regular mail for Key "West is
closed, that the town was fired by the
insurgents wJioattackl it In order to
capture the autonomist 'deputy, Rafael
Fcrnadez de Castro, whom they hate
bitterly, and why Is the principal le-Jldent
The plot failed becau-c De Castro was
In Ha ana. TluIiiMirgeutsalmd todo harm
to him alone, but a trong wind carried
tlie fire from the deputy' houe to others
un'll 110 houses were burned. Depuoy
De Gnstroisa. staunch supporter or Spi'n,
and the insurgents charge him with sev
eral plot? to assassinate Cuban leades.
The news I confirmed of the destruc
tion of Canto Del Embarcadero, Santiago
de Cuba province, by Gen. Calixto G.ir Ia
with his dynamite gun. It is officially
acknowledged that the insurgents cap
tured $22,000 In gold from the Spanish
officerh at La Cainuineru.
The board of bugar planters asked Gjn
Blanco today to lend the sugar estate
owners $500,000 to enable them to grind,
according to the wishes or the Spanhii
"The country is ruined," said the board
in Us petition. "Tnere Is no money or
credit. There are no batiks to advance a
cent to the rarmers. The private money
lenders who, in times of peace, greatly
helped the sugar planters, do not etlst
now- On our estates the oxen and agri
cultural Implements have disappeared. The
lalwrcts may return to tnelr vork, but we
do not know how to pay them or even
Low to feed them.
Gen. Goiuales Paredo, second lu com
mand of the IMand, left Havana city today
in ths train Tor Bat annuo, Havana provin.;?.
He was accompanied by Senor Cannlejis.
Gen. Paredo declared .before Parting that
his intention was to learn the economic as
well as the military situation in Havana
The goernor or Havana has granted per
mission Tor the publication of the news
paper La DlN-uPlon, which Avns suppresvd
by Gen. Weyler. The paper has a new
editorial start and new owners. The
Termer editor- Senor Coronado, is now
righting ainong the patriots
Hon Galbis Recalled.
Havana, Dec 9. Private despatches
from Mfcdrid say that Don Ricardo Guilds
y Abella has been appointed governor
of the Spanish bank of Havana. He has
already held important posts in Cuba.
"When Gen. Martinez Campos was super
seded, Galois declared that the Spanish
government seemed to be intent upon
losing Ciba, and he removed to New
BRITISH COLUMBIA BENEFITED
Sir Charles Ro.-s Says Such "Will Be
the Effect of Klondike Movement.
Ottawa, Ontario, Dec. 9. Sir Charles
Ross, after whom the town of Eossland,
B.C., was named, has beenasked whether
the Klondike movement is likely to Injure
the mining industiy in British Columbia.
"On the contrary, I think it will ben
efit the province. It is estimated that
the influx from Great Britain alone next
season will be 200,000 persons. I esti
mate that two-thirds of this number, or
Certainly one-half, will never see the Klon
dike, but will remain in British Columbia.
British capitalists are pouring their money
Into the Pnciric province. This is the
correct way of expressing it, and I be
lieve that the syndicates will bring in
next year not less than $25,000,000."
Major "Walsh has placed a tax of $2
per gahon on all whisky entering the
3IR nAYS FAMILY ALARMED.
"Violent Gns" Explosion "Shakes His
Home and Makes Mrs. Hay 111.
London Dec. 9. United States Ambas
sador Hay and his family were startled
this ito'ning by a -iolent explosion of gas
which smashed all of the windows at Nq.
i Carleton House Tqrrace. The ambassa
dor's residence, No. 5, formerly occupied
by the Earl of Caldon, escaped injury.
The street was torn up for some distance
by the explosion. The accident was caused
by a street roller used in repairing tlie
roadway, which, by its weight, burst the
gas main, allowing the gas to escape and
become ignited. After the explosion a
poisonous odor peivnded the terrace, from
the effects or which Mrs-Hnj 'wcamelll.
Ko Xew Luetjiert Jurors.
Chicago, Dae 9. No new jurors have been
secured In the Luetgert case, and une al
rerdj accepted will be excused on acconut
ol sickness in his family. Luetgert re
ceived $25 from an anonymous friend to
day. Contributions of this nature within
three days have aggregated over $100.
Building a Roller Boat.
Montreal, Dec. 9. Satisfied with ;he ex
perimental Knapp roller-boat, arrangements
are now being made by the inventor "or
the building or a boat 170 feet long
In the construction of tho new boat it
is proposed to place the boilers and ma
chinery in the middle not at the ends, as
in the first boat. The roller will be driven
by a center shaft.
"Wage Question in Rhode Island.
Providence, R. L, Deo. 9. Although no
statement or the actio l to be taken by
Rhode Island cotton manufacturers on
the wage question can be obtained, It is
the general belief that the manufacturers
will pursue a waiting policy for the
IVY BUSINESS COLLEGE 8th and K.
None better; $25 a year; day or night.
"Weather Strip, Cent and a Half a
foot; the best made; either felt or rubber.
HEU EIFE STILE HOLDS OUT.
Mrs MeKinley's Condition Remains
Unchanged at Midnight.
Canton, Ohio, Dec. 9. When the in
tending physician left the bedside of
Mrd. McKinley tonight he gave the wait
ing friends and relative.? encouragement
to hope that the patient might survive
th3 nlghc. " """"i
Tie? President, who has kept an almost
uninterrupted vigil at the bedside, during
lh-3 day, did not take tire hopeful view
of the doctor this evening. He ban !een
mof.2 constant In the watching than the
physician, and probably for that reason
mor able to observe.
Mr&. McKJnley's condition at midnight
remain: June hanged, and the ohancca of
h r ic-islug the night are a Unit even-
OPERATIVES WILL PROTEST.
Big Strike Is Likely Throughout
Boston, Dec. 9. The Transcript Is au
thority for the statement that a result of
the 10 per cent reduction In the wages of
the FaU River print-ciotli operatives will
be a general cut-down in all the mills In
thes'uuo industry throughout New England.
The itgretable feature Is that, as In Fall
River, a strong fight will be made in all
the cities by the operatives against the
proposed reduction, and a long and bitter
strike must result.
V0HGMT5 IEW BIG TRUST
Steel Rod, Nail and Wire Manu
facturers in Conference.
REFUSE TO SEE REPORTERS
Entire Outpnt of the Country to Be
Controlled by the Combine E'hillp
"W. Moen Says the Object Is Jo
Cheapen the Cot of Muuufaeturo
New York, Dec. 9. Representatives or
a majority of the steel rod and nail ma nu
factuiers in this country were In confer
ence todaj at the Hotel AValdort-Aatorla
relative to the pei,,ng bcheme of colujU
dation of all their interests into one cor
poration. The result or the conference
was not given out. those attending it re
fusing to see reporters.
It is understood that the whole scheme of
consolidation is to t; underwritten by the
banking hoas. of J. I. Morgan & Co., and
it was stated today that Mr. Morgan would
name the chairman of the board of direc
tors of the new corporation.
The consolidation embraces the manu
facturers of wire nails, barbed and roofing
wire, and the countless forms of screen and
netting wire, in addition to that used for
electrical and kindred purposes- In fact,
the plan is to secure the eu'Jre and absolute
control of the wire manufacture ot the
"Worcester, Mass., Dec. 9. Fhilip AV.
Moen. treasurer and general manager of
the "Wobburn & Moen Manufacturing Co n
pany, on his return from New York to
night gave out the following statemeat
relative to the nev.- wire deal:
"No tcbeme- looking to a trj&t in the
proper sense ot the term has been under
consideration, but Tor the purposes or
eci-noiny in administration, and in cheapen
ing thaco-t ot the manufacture or wire and
wire product.-, several or the larger man
ufacturers are proposing to form a new
corporation, under the auspices of J. P.
Morgan & Companv.of New York, to take
over Hiveral concerns that, are engnssd,
tome in rrining ore and coal and the man
ufacture of steel, and others in the manu
facture of wire and wire products, with
the expectation that most leueficial Je
suits will ensue, Iwth to the manufacturers
and to tlie buyers and consumers."
ASSASSINS IX THE YILUL& KIOSK
Tortured to Death, But Did Xot
London, Dec. 9.--A dh-paich from Athens
to the Daily News says that two soldiers
attempted to assassinate the Sultan In ihe
Yildlz Kiosk, ou Monday last- They wore
arrested. Promises of clemency failing
to elicit the name of the person wno 1 ad
instigated the crime, the prlhouers wore
toitured until they died. They revealed
nothing ur.der torture.
Scnntor MeLuurin Xo Better.
Senator John I.. MoLaurin. who has been
ill for the pa.st ten day with an attack
: typhoid fever, at his residence. No. o0l
B stn-et northeast, is no better, but is rest
ingtasy. The attack is not 'bought to
be a serious one, but, will, no douot, koep
him cor.fined to Jiis bed for a ne time.
Cleveland Goe;- Hunting:.
Now Brunswick. N. J-, Dec- 9. Cran
berry farmers were elated yesterday
over the return of Gmver Cleveland for
another hunting trip with them. The ex
President was again the guest ot James
C. Robbins. On his first visit Mr. Cleve
land found tlie bport of quail shooting
and rabbit hunting so good that he
promised to return.
Bridge Constructor Killed.
Rock Island, IH., Dec. 9 Edwin C.
Nourse, assistant engineer in charge or
the construction of the new Crescent
Bridge, was Instantly killed yestertlny by
a falling derrick. Mr. Nourse was forty
niii'j year old.
Judirro Deuney'.-- Death Expected.
New York, Dec. 9. -Judge Asa "W. Den-
ney, of the United States district court,
Brooklyn, whose illness, dencribed as
acute indigestion, was reported today,
passed tonight into a state or coma, and
his death is expected at any minute.
Hay Will Go to Eftypt.
London, Dec. O.-The Bally News says
that Col. John Hay, the American am
bassador, will go to Egypt early next
year, and take a long trip on the Nile.
Cent and a Half a Foot ror the Best
weather btrip; either felt or rubber.
Zanoli Charged With Murdering
DETECTED BI A NEWSPAPER
'ew Under Arret, He- Makes a
Pnitinl Confe-..im Collected too
Jiisurtiucc on Hi Own Life Me
tiopolitaii Company Erpei-ts u
Now York, Dec. 1J. -Charles ZanUi. riftv
one j ears old, of 21S East One-H m r 1-and-1
went j -fifth itreet, was arie.t.- m
artcnioon ou the charge of giand Jan ety
and forgery. The 'conipbttannt in t-e
case is the Metropolitan Life Inurat. e
The charge Ifc a tecl-rucol wie, and w .a
made simply for the purpose of hu.lu.
Zanoli H suspected of murder n.r n
murder, but three at leat. Tw. .r tr,e
suppoed victims were Za Hob's wh
Since 1-SS3 the man hai bewi married
five tines. Pour or hn, wives are -l-i,.',
and each or these was inirt-d. Be-iuc
this, Zanoli burled a man un!-r m u ,
name and Mien collected the iwuraiice on
his own lire.
r On the morning of Nvemvr ". ust
two hnrtiers, S. It. Yoeinaiis ami The !
Schwab, called at the Sun onice- and said
that a rriend of theirs, a larher n.ut.rd
WHlisn. Schiuidfc, had died under ,
picious circunutauues on July 1 1. I.i0,
at the shop of Charles Brain, bv wfc. m
he was employed. The men a-kt-d the . ,&
to help tl cm Investigate.
Sobuiiut ecureti employment fru..! Bra n
early in April, 1S9$. Later in (h'i'jt
Yeoman and Schwab learwd !. t
Schmidt was dead. Kraun told rhei. th
Schmidt lad di.-d of . sunstroke- ami tt.at
he had paid hi burial expere In f..t
Schmidt Radeon buried under the nai' eof
Zttnoh, or Sduuidt, was berietj on Jnly
13. On July 17, Braua called at ult
claim department of the Metropolitan
Lift IttiHinuice Coaipnuy, and pr-.en',rd
a policy on the lire or Charl? Z.n,.ii rr
$'155.20 Braun repreimnted to the .n
suranee company tbat he was ih hniner-
I In-la - f Chr. I. Zanoli, wbo !ia '-d ,u
Aftei Uit company !,; receive,! v),.i
It conideid proper proofs f !eati , it
gave to him the coiajiaiiy's ehek f,.i he
face of tlie policy. Brau'i t .a o. 1
his shop and, according to the r.u' i.e tr
of the man to whom 1 sold Wit i
"This lire insurance i n great thing. .u,.i
Im the boy who knows tiuw tvc-HctU.
Bririi was afterward located, and !.
"Schmidt was my Iwotihr in-law X,,xv
that Iih is dead, I have tt take tare ,t i..s
"Where is the cMM? ad:h rej,-tr
"Oh, he is it in the Roman ti,..iic
orphan aylniu,' was the reply. -Hi- name
is Charles "Wilhetai Schmidt."
No Charles Wlllielm ?ehiWt had e riwa
an inmate tbere, hut a buy by tne name
of Cliarie. Zanoli, however, )wd een plSti
in the institution on January 11 l -",,
by his father ami had been taken jt tn
the following March. The sun r-p..:.r
turned hW facts over to the Metro,,)! .a
Lire Insurance Company, and Henry iiite.
an agent, was assigned to the cas.-.
Mr. "White got the assistance t af.
McCIusky, wlK lias bad detective n the
cosb Tor ten days. They learned ti.it
Braun was living on One Hundred and
Twenty-fifth street, under the umr .t
Suhmer. They learned, also, that on A i
gust 0 last a new wife of m-.. j-n-ne,.
had died of what "was said to .e -plioid
fever. The detectives were infW..,-a
that Braun had not long aftra-aM iiarr -d
agnn. Other facts the delec'i-- I. a iKd
In 1?95 Zanoli was living on Kuntr-n
street. In June of that year In- vi sf,
Maria, died or apuplexy. Frou, hi- ,s
hju sUect he moved to Second aenue .id
thereafter Ins wire, Lena, died ot c-rei.ral
hcmeniiHe. Zanoli collected S2 cmio n
ssranee. Ills third wife, Lowts-a, known .-.s
LutiiKt Brauu. died of apopJesv. an.! , ,
her life he collected S.s.0041. On . U
of hi fourth r-ire. Jennie Suhmer, wn died
in hH 125th lreet house-, nr ha.i ,(j
The detectives road- a report to .-pt-McCIusky.
He direeted that Za-ili 1 e
T- t'npr. McCIusky Zanoli coafe.-edih.it
h had collected the policy on his wu sire
after the dealt uC SchndiU, and luade a
statement adueuusm.tHe te-s (Ju
sidendile sums of Insurance t.tuaev ,u ,
various wive?- He denies that he killed
any of his. wives.
In uocas any of his wives, ill Ioi.t
H.m; three days-
CZEm-I'O L1SH 1) BM OXSTH ATI OX.
National Hymn Stir-, the X'opulm e
Vienna, Dec. 9. A significant Czechs
PollsH demonstration took place yesterday
at th- National Theater, in Lemberg. m
til.; cension of the twenty-fifth perf;n
ance ol a Czech opera.
Th's whole company was grouped n 'he
stage, and the ol chestra played the
Cz'jeh ivUouh! l.vinn, which was reeeived
with enthusiastic cheering.
There wcro cries of "Poland's " n:-e Is
not yet lost'' and "Long live Poland-'
Thl ionc or the many Indication-, ftat
the breach between ihe German- uml
Czech5 is developing into a conflict
tween the German and Slav.
OFFICEHS FIGnT OUTLAWS.
Three Mevicnn Custom; Guard-, nnd
One De-perudo Dead.
Albuqwnuie, X. M., Dec. 9. New, or a.
desperate ttatOt wat, received tolay ir
tween Mexican customs guards aiwl Amerl
eaii outlaw near tlie international bound
ary. Three Mexicans and one outlaw are
dead. The .Vmerlcau was named FrinS
Opliallard. ai d be was a nieiuiter of th
"Black Jtick" gang or desperadoes A
letter wufc in lib pocket which Identified
him as oue or the gang that rohbed The
Santa Fe train at Grants on November 10
0mhoard and Drowned.
Portland, Me., Dec- 9 Daring the trip
from New York or the .teamer John In
galls, which arrived here last ecnlng,
Harry B. "Williams, or PLalnrield, X. J-,
fell overboatd .ml Avas drowned.
Onlv Cent and a Half for Weather
( strip; cost 2c. and 3c. elsewhere.