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One of the results of Republican leg
islatien which cannot be reversed by the
rieTr. T)nmn(rntlr f!nri!rrpqi. savs TAfl
New Yerk Tribune,
Is the establishment
The Flag of transatlantic ser
in Europe. vice under the Amer
ican flag. It has
been hastily as
sumed by some journals that, in view of
the probable repeal of the Ocean Mail
Subsidy law, there would be no induce
ment ier the International Navigation
, Company te build in American shipyards
vessels costing" $1,500,000 each. Presi
dent Gmsceu has promptly contradicted
the report, and declared the determina
tion Qf the company te keep faith with
&, the Government. The contracts pre
viding for mall Beryice with Great ,Brlt
1jui,y prance and Belgium under the
Kje'rlcan ling have been signed and
cannot be repudiated. The next Demo
cratic Congress may repeal the Ocean
MaU. Subsidy act, but it cannot luvali-
cteiA thu rnn'r.ifttq nlrnmlv inndti unilnr
' .,.The bill providing for an American
' registry for the"stenm3hip9 City of Paris
anti 'City of New Yerk was introduced by
a ''prominent Democrat, Mr. CecnnxN,
and after it had been passed by the
Heuse' it was favorably reported by
pi senator .t-rye anu promptly signeu uy
the President. The company would
Beyer have applied for an American
i;etry if the Qcean Mall Subsidy act
Aadnet been previqusly passed by a
Jtefrablican Congress; but the shipping
j, jfuwaiiuu el.uuj.uui. ttessiuu ui ma
.frrfjsjvmuv vuugr!K vyua mie juiii. veia ul
flmk iMrlUkal parties, and te that ex-
r'j tM,vv9 restoration ei Uie nag te me
wiwini iiiiii ii beivi.u viaa xstevumutj
MA-yartisan. In view of the reversal
6t political conditions in the general
ijyiiope this is a fortunate result, since
tip fiwbalng administration will have no
jarifeaa reason for blocking this patrl patrl
eM policy. A?oer indeed, In spirit must
te'tuT American who will net hail with
jiiatetlea. and pride the early prospect
,. mf.j!myf$niui;v ui iue mm iu dug-
!W, rrftch and Belgian ports.
Tm Mil authorizing an American
fimfkirj for the two fastest steamships
'Im wMUitie Bervlce stipulated
&kai lvaleat toenago taust be
KwAwariNia. Milpyards. The la
KVtfattt Cewpasy, bariaf
Um Ma4l Metraein la mmmI
kaelir tifinHn imspmt'M iktw
MM WU1 Mttft MUtte w
When theso contracts are signed the
City ej Paris and the City of New Yerk
will be transferred te the Americnn flag.
The responsibility for haullilg down that
flag by hostile legislation would be a
very serious ene for any political party
ie assnme. Fortunately, it will be im
practicable for the triumphant Democ
racy te undertake, under existing con
tracts, se unpopular a policy.
As a measure of National economy
this transfer of the Inman steamers te
the American flag ought te command
the support of Democratic legislators.
Four fine vessels of large tonnage and
of the highest speed will be added te
the auxiliary navy in consequence of
this policy, and will be nt the disposal
of the Government whenever they are
needed. That privilege alone is worth
all that the mail contracts will cost,
since it diminishes the necessity for
building additional cruisers of high
speed for the Navy and of keeping them
in commission at great expense te .the
The late race for Appellate Judge In
this District Is interesting new only se
far as the result is concerned. The ma
jorities of, the respective candidates
Urackcn .. .
Fleming. . .
Nlohela. .. ..
Houertsen . . .
Pkesident Harrison Is a leader of
his party in the truest sense of the
word. His Republicanism is the Re
publicanism of conscience and patriot
ism. His devotion te Republican prin
ciples is nnshaken by defeat, because he
believes these principles te be eternally
The President's message Is a striking
epitome of the matchless industrial
progress that has come te this Natien
under Republican rule. Democratic
leaders will de well te note with clese
attention the significant statement at
This brief exhibit of the growth and
prosperity of the country will give us a
level from which te note the increase or
decadence that new legislative policies
may bring te us. There is no reason why
the National influence, power, and pros pres
pcrity should net observe the same rates
of increase that have characterized the
past thirty years There ere no
near frontiers te our pessible develop
ment. Retrogression would be a crime.
Retrogression in prosperity, If it
should come te the United States, will
come solely as the result of Democratic
policy. It will be a crime against the
people; and the people will punish the
I7I IT IS OUISU US ALOSU Till!
UKAuriFOL ome itiruu.
Orlftiroed (lathrrrd en Slwre ami Htream
by The Veilyer's ll'ratlier-Ileaten Old Tar
and Piled Up lUady Fer Vac.
The Ceal Bluf ia being repaired at
The 'Andes and Keystone BUite will be
up te-night for Pittsburgh.
Captain .Malene's new beat, the William
Wermalil, has just been completed at
The 0. W. Moredetk, builj for the
machinery of the Ohanetlfer, is about
ready for inspection At Pomeroy.
The estate of the Inte Captain Jeseph
Walten of Pittsburgh ia estimated at
$3,000,000, made In thirty years in the
The river is still falling, and as there
is no prospect for a rise at headquarters,
the large beats will perhaps Boen have te
go te the bank again.
The X. P. WtlU, which went te AbIi
land after a blirge of cenl the' first of the
week, wa forced te go te thd bask at
Xante's Laad4aff Wednesday night 6a
aeeeea of blf ti wted. Whlk thd
f ''Hurt ttM bri waa freMM M
lJj AL 4MkM AWIahMiMiaaJa mm fAp
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Ne dthp fexplainatien of the
Twe Italians Found Celd in Death in
a Louisiana Town.
A Third Itnrcly Alive, lint Able te Tell
the Story The Case In tue IUuds of
the rellce, Who Will Slake Ef Ef
eort te Catch the Asiasalus.
New OnuiANS, Dec. 0. The details of
a herrible, crime .reached this city
Thursday night, and the oyldenoo un
doubtedly points te an outbreak of the
Mafia in Louisiana. The details at
hand new are very meager. The facts
thus far ascertained nre as follews: Be
tween 10 and 11 o'clock "Wednesday
night what will probably be a triple
assassination took plaee at Convent, in
St James parish. The plnce where the
crime was committed was the levee
bank, en the site of what had been the
celebrated Nlta crevasse. It Is ene of
the loneliest spots in the parish.
Thursday morning Deputy Censtable
Jeseph Monten, while riding along the
levee, carue upon traces of a terrlble
struggle. A little farther en he found
two bloody corpses stiff in death. In
vestigating the matter further, Monten
came, upon a man badly wounded, and
nearly dead. The man was quickly atr
tended by a physicinn, and after a
time recovered sufficiently te tell the
"My name is Stephane Aretta. On
Tuesday night. I and two friends, ene
named Antonie Paoli, and another
whose name I de net knew, met four
men at the French market. The men,
as far as known, were Luiez Lugnl,
Sabbatte Marea and two ethers whose
names are unknown. Paoli, our friend
and myself had just returned from work
ing in St Charles parish, near Colena
pest office. The four men we met In
duced us te go St James parish un
der premise of getting us mero work.
We left New Orleans Wednesday night
and took the train, checking our bag
gage for Convent Station. One of the
four men left the partv, I don't knew
why, but suspect that he was In the
plot te kill us, and weakened when we
get te the levee. Lugui asked me what
time It was I pulled'eut my watch, and,
as I replied thpt it was just half-past 1C
o'clock, Lugul shot me in the back. My
two companions were standing near me
at the time. Marea steed by the un
known young man who was with me,
and the sixth man, the stranger, wai
by Paoli. As Lugui shot me the Bixth
man drew a knife and slashed the
young man near him. He fled, with
his assailant In pursuit He stumbled
and foil near the canebrake, and the
man chasing him cut his threat frerr
ear te ear. While this was 'going en.
Mare crept near Paoli and shot hirr
through the brain. Lugul thought )
was dead, and he ran off. The ethen
did likewise, and I crawled away tc
the form-heuso of Mr. Kahn."
Aretta will die; he Is frightfullj
wounded, and It Is net believed he car
stand the trip te the city. The case it
in the hands of the police, and evcrj
effort will be made te run the assasslnt
te earth. The. authorities are pesltlvt
tbat the crime is of the Mafia order.
Leaped Frem the llroeklyn Drkditc.
INew YenK, Dec. 0. Daniel McLaugh
lin, a blacksmith of Roanoke, Vtu.
jumped off the Brooklyn bridge Thurs
day afternoon into the East river at t
point just beyond the pier en the Brook
lyn side. By a strange coincidence tht
police beat patrol was coming along tht
river at the time. When he struck head
first, the beat had get within forty fee
of the spot
As seen as the man rose te the surface
the patrelemcn fished him into the beat
He was unconscious. They then tepli
him te the police station, where he re
covered consciousness. He is net hurt,
and will be entirely recovered In a day
Detective Gardner Iudlctrd,
. New Yerk, Dec. 0. The war against
the Parkhurst brigade, assumed threat
ening proportions 'Thursday afternoon,
when the grand jury, new silting",
brought In indictments ugainst Charles
M. Gardner, the chief detective in the
clergyman's employ, charging him with
extortion and attempted extortion. In
spector Byrne has 'opebly denounced
Parkhurst's methods, and religious and
inful circles await tbe outcome, with
bated breatli. The detective's assistant,
known as "Sunbeam,," is the next en
the list for indictment There are three
counts against Gardner-
Mr. lllalne't Health.
Washdjotes Dec .e. Hen. James G.
Blaine is new about in bis usual health.
His physician, however, still calls te
see him, mere for the purpese of mark
ing his physical Improvement from day
te day than any real necessity for his
services. Mr. Blalne continues te re
ceive callers as usual, and drives about
the city and suburbs whenever the
weather and the state of the reads will
permit It is, net definitely decided
when he -will depart for the Pacific
Twe Meb racing; Each Other ,
Wxseha, Miss., Decv ft Twe large
mobs of armed men are facing each
ether at Woodstock, near Carrollton.
One is bent en lynching ucorge Meney,
son of Congressman' Meney, for the
for the muder of Ed tjlam, and the
ether la determined td protect him.
Nina hundred men, about evenly
divided, compose the mobs.
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A Cabinet Crisis ta Hoanee Ayrea.
Buxtres AYRBS, Dec. 0. Thd existence
of cabinet crisis U affirmed en geed
authority. The trouble la due te- the
presldentidisientlng, from, statement In
regard te fhe national finances sub
rnitted te him by Finance Minister
Poreeo. , , , .. , .
JiHtJca Hpr ten Abroad,
sail feV KM-WtyrW4f.W-W,U
tone' of the artftfeteri ' 1W
fcr, seal ti. iverlaa ihfwtt. '
DaVrlaff Kxplqrera Will Endeavor te Reach
the North role.
Nrw Xejik, Dec, 0. Twe expedition
are scheduled te strat en aft exploring
tour te the "Pelar Basin nextsprlng, and
it may bja that "a third will be flited out
Ne 'two of (thcm will be conducted en
the. same plan. Dr. Nansen hopes te
drift In the ice te the desired latitude
In a specially contrived craft Lieut
Peary believes he chh only suc
ceed in reaching the edge of the
ice cap by sledging it ever
the mainland, whlle ether Arctic nav
igators incline te the opinion that
the plan that offers the best pessible
results is that suggested by Commander
Cheync, of the English navy, viz.: Sail
ing ever the icep oaks by balloon rather
than through them in ships. The first
of the proposed expeditions te make for
the frozen seas willlw that of the North
Greenland Exploration society, which
will be partially fitted out by the Acad
emy of Natural Sciences, of Philadel
phia, and will be directed by Lleut
Bebcrt F. Peaty.
The Italian Killed In Cleveland Ilnd Deen
, la the i'en,
CeLUJinus, O., Dec. 0. Gov. McKlnley
received a letter Thursday from Mayer
Rese, of Cleveland, In reply te the gov
ernor's communication of Tuesday
transmitting a complaint from the
Italian consul at New Yerlc Mayer
Rese states that the trial of the police
man who killed the Italian will take
place next week, and that the case will
be fully investigated. Commenting en
the case, the mayor says Censul Rlva rs
mistaken as te the reputation of the
deceased. He net only had a bad char
acter in Cleveland police circles, but
had served a term in the penitentiary.
Cartli' Trial 8 topped by Death.
San Francisce, Dee. 0. Further pro
ceedings in the second trial of M. B.
Curtis for the murder of Policeman
Grant were brought te a step Thursday
morning by the announcement of the
death of Perter A. Llbby, one of the
jurors. Judge Murphy granted, en
motion of District Attorney Barnes, te
dismiss the jury and have a new one
impaneled, and the case was put en
the calendar for Saturday next, when
the date of the trial will be fixed.
"&TO .flrever'i Waite Uaiket.
New Yebk, Dec. 0. Mr. Cleveland
was as busy as any man In town Thurs
day. The morning mall brought a
huge batch of letters te the president
elect The greater part of the day wai
spentdictatlng te Stenographer O'Brien,
The majority were applications for of
fice. Mr. Cleveland has just bought at
immense waste basket for these beg
ging documents. A very fw, contain
ing reasonable demands, are filed fei
reference after the Inauguration.
. An Amendment.
New Yerk, Dee. 0. The following
cablegram was sent te Sonater Jenes,
In Brussels, Thursday, concerning the
deingq of he International Menetary
conference by nenry Clews: "Amend
Rothschild's proposal te 54,000,000 in
place of 30,000,000 ounces, thereby mak
ing Europe's obligations same as ours,
Remove limit of price. Change contract
te four years, length of our admlnistra
tiea That would suit us here If no
better could de done."
The aoddnrd-erahcr Tight.
New Yerk, Dec. 0. Peter Maher,
Irish champion, was knocked out
Thursday night by Jee Goddard, the
Australian pugilist, in three rounds.
The purse was $7,500. Of this fl.OOO
went te the loser.. The third round
lasted only fifty secepds. Neither man
displayed science worth mentioning.,
It was one of the fiercest battles that
has ever taken place In this country,
and was witnessed by about 5,000 spec
tators. Hener for ICettnth.
Bupa Pesth, Deri 0. A deputation
of the municipal authorities' telegraphed
te Louls Kossuth, the Hungarian pa
triot, asking him if his health would
permit him te recoiye a- deputation
which desired te present te him the
freedom of Buda Pcuth. Kossuth in re
sponse sent a message, saying: "Come;
my health is geed for a man of ninety
Killed a Copperhead. '
Athens,- O., Dee. 9. -J-Herman Stevens,
of this place, is exhibiting a copperhead
snake, nearly four feet in length, which
he, in connection with ethers, killed
half a mile west of Athens. The reptile
made a vici6us fight and was slain with
dlflleulty, Its. presence abqvfc ground
at this seasen of, the year is highly re
markable, . f,
,n Treprer Arreated.
Pittsburgh, "Dec p,Chnstian Koen?
rad, treasurer of the 'Catholic Mutual
Benefit association, .Branch '40, was'nf
rested Thursday en a charge, of embez
zling $000 belonging' te, the organiza
tion. "HO 'was committed te ' Jail in
default of ball for a hearing en Fri
day. One Mere IJiifertuiiate.
Chicago, Dee. tf. Hnttie Owen, a
beautiful brunette, attempted suiclde
Thursday morning In her apartments,
at 173 West Madisen street, by swal
lowing a desa of carbolic acid. She has
been despondent for serha time, It is
said, and her1 actlenB have nit been in
the strict path, of rectitude
Forget te Stain 11 li Hand.
Sam Fbahcisce, Dec. 0. Florian
Waldreck, the defaultbig cashier who
absconded with $35,00p from this city,
has been arrested in Btttlsh, Columbia.
He blacked bis face and shaved off his
beard, but neglected te stain his hands.
This led te his Capture.
InllaeDin la Ucrllu.
Berun; Ded, 0,--Iufluehza has again
broken out in this city. Many' severe
cases have been reported te the health
niithprities. in the lest few .days. Tile
fatal .illness of Dr, Werner Seimens,
who died en Tuesday, originated in an
atUck of Influenza. '
, , Una, imw SluJflnsr. !
Wasiuhqtqh. Dee. 9. The cendltlpn.
et Ge. Keeeerawt k critical, lle is
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