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The Houston daily post. (Houston, Tex.) 1886-1903, December 21, 1893, Mailable Edition, Image 1

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HOUSTON
STORAGE
Space In Abundance For
BCCHANDISn OP ALL KINDS
rnwiruun and houshhold goods
Ohaie perhaps tho most convenl
Bt warehouse In tho city It Is
ralr Tire Mocks from the Postof
near North Hud of San Jncln
u Street Bridge Goods aro received
4 and delivered from our plit
ibs access to which Is now very
my as no have made decided 1m
porements by grading and a lib
eil u of cinder
iU axd inspect oun premises
ArrLY ron rates
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XMAS CARDS
SHAS lSTOVELTIES
OTHER THINGS
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Kb S Ban Commn Merchants
importers of
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CEMENT
ri tcr F
gf ro Hrlclc Drain Pipe
hf Tile etc HOUSTON TEXAS
C P SHBAEN
Dealer In
M Oats Millet Sesd Corn Cats
tes Kay and all kinds Feed
hi tat Capitol Sts telephono No 4a
Wholesale
h snd Commission Merchants
W and im Travis Street Phone C32
t iiJl cwl O3 WW Seed Corn
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nil lilnds of rcod
prices nt our expense
QUE A P LUMBER
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Mould
B Cprena CIslerna
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K1ds of Mill Work at Trices to
Suit the Times
tttwJ our o nc8 ln th0 Cotton
t receive prompt attention
JCIUIinLE A CO UonXun
1 IL LATHAM
DEALEIt IN
Itsre CnrpcL una Itonne fcn
nthlner OooiU
nd T03 Main St Cor Capitol Ave
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A Christmas GiftTor
Men of Money
Size up Huso Trices
Chicken Cock
HliiWGDJ
Kcnucky Club
Belle of Anderson
Sweetwood
Warwick
Kentucky Club
llichwcod
fVianongahela Rye
Spring 00 S170
90 175
00 175
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90 180
July89 185
Fall89 185
80 190
80 193
80 1GG
Jas E Pepper 90 200
Clarks Pure Hye 89 200
Guckenheimar Rye Spring 90 215
T B R py
Taylors Carlisle
Spring Hill
0 F G Taylor
Nelson
88 250
88 255
88 260
May88 265
86 270
Fall81 275
T D R py Spring82 290
Wilis Salo is made to raise
SXonoy liencs Caoh are tlio
Terms
Address orders to
FRANK STERNE
HOUSTON TEEAS
P O BOX 110
ioo ritnn iNsuitAcn
TIIF IIOUSTOX POST ITlU pur IflOO
lo Hie lcftitl heir ot nnr perxoii who
nicetK drntlt hy neclilrnt iirovlilril
tltiit nt lie time the iicmon no rl Injur
Ims upon bin or lier body THIS lV
riJIl Tliln limnrnncc liolilx Rood ror
11 litinrs only or from 7 i in to Jl
p in of llir ilnte of llilft jmiirr Hnt
iKfnitorr jiroofH of tncli ilnlm must
lii prciiiitcil Mltltln IS liotim at tlio
lliiMliirrff Olllcu of Iho lloiision toM
Ilaiiifinlirr till pollrj li mid > iilir
THIS IAPtJll In upon tlm iiernim u
duo of denlh
A IS P sicaownT
HlOJf and miAas WOItlCS
HOUSTON TEXAS
Wood Spilt Pulleys Bteel Shafting
Iloxcs Hangers Cojfillngs 3lneh Holler
Tubes Machinery Castings and Repair
Work
Wlibleaalo and refall dealers In
Sasli I ojrs Blinds chicles Lumbar
tiiBli rtilclit Coril 3Cto
Agents for Heath Mltllgan Itit PalnL
Iralrlo and Milam streets Houston
is siiiWEits i
HIDES AND WOOL
No I
llousti
Commerce Ave
Cor Milam St
Consignments and Correspondence Solic
ited
M > TTMASX 1IHOS
HASUFAcroniJif cosipawy
Succesiors to I ottman Hros
Wholesale Manufacturers of
8PltI > n IIHUS AMI IIUDDIXO
Incorporated July S 1S01
Capital StockM Jluuooo
ON DECEMBER 19 20 AND 21
The International Route
fVillsGll Excursion Tickets to Memphis St Louis
jaiananolls Louisville Cincinnati and all prin
wpal points in the Southeast at
° NE FARE FOR THE ROUND TRIP
Qo ° d for Roturn Thirty Days from Date of Bale
NOW ARRIVING
taitge Stock ot
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VAND TUBKS
TfliU pipk FimNas
AV 4 Aug ACK 8IIB8T
ikon SraKr
WIHi AND CTITSv MIL NAILB
ltULKOAD RPIKK3 AND TltYCK
HOLTS
WAGON TIM13E118
WOOD SiIJT IUlLEi3
HOUSE AND MULE SHOES
PATENT WAGON AND BUGGY
wnnrLS
MALTING HOSE PACKING ETC
These Roods were bought nt Hock Hot
torn Prices for Spot Cash nlid delivered
on cut rale Write us for prices and
terms or call In person
HOUSTON TEXS
TJoixncbv
AND
Machine Woilv
OK ALL KINUS
New Hiiois
Nortli Kntl Snn Jucinlo Bridge
Wc nre now ready to show our lino
and Invite you to rnll mid see them
We have Dre slng Cores from 3 cents
to M In bard wood plush and cellu
loid cases the latest designs Collar
nnd Cult boxes In hnrd wood lino
leather and plush Mnnleuro Sets
Glovo nnd Handkerchief Hoxes Shav
ing Cases LadleV and Cents Travel
ing Cases roll tips Clgnr Cases
Card Cases Pocket Books with
Sterling Silver corners Tine rcifumrry
In Cut Gloss Plato Olass Photo
Plaques Etc All marked In plnjil
Klgurcs Make your selection beforo
stock Is broken
C02 Main Strvst Klrit Cortor South
Cupltol Hotel Same Side
W nSTTEXD
We have an order for 260 large Tur
key Gobblers and ran set highest
market prlco for them It shipped early
Hens not wanted
T H THOMPSON CO
Commission SZsrclinnts Houston
TIlIUnilAPHIC TIPS
Deliver police dlscovcied iv Chinese leper
ln u cellur In that city
Cardinal dlbbons has received the popes
enejellcal on the dlblo
IlurBlnis slrtle 10000 from tho cellar of
Divld Stunt near Ilaughtlllf Ind
Tim Missouri Hoard of ngrlcultuier met
je terday nt Eldon Miller county
The Judicial officers of the Slao are to
meet In St Louis December 20 and 30
At Dendwood B D it girl of 16 shot
nnd killed another dlrl In a Hi of Jealousy
Argument In the Hobbnrd murder trial
at Dubuque Iowa will be bouun todjy
Tho lefonso failed to produce Henry
Georgo us a witness In tlio Prendergast
murder trial
Judgo Henry at Kansas City got January
8 fcr hearing tho JurvlvConklln mortgage
cases
Two moro bodies were recovered from
the wreck of tho Louisville and Jefterson
vlllo bridge
Chancellor McGlll has ordered the Na
tional Cordaico Truit sold to tho United
States Cordage Trust
John Lee one of the oldest and wealth
iest residents of Howard county Mis
souri died yesterday
Iteprosentatlvo master plumbers of Mis
souri organized a State association ut
IvanwiB City yestordny
A number of Indictments lmve bo n
found against Pension Attorney Van Leu
ven at Dubimue loiwi
The exact amount eecured by tlio South
Bend Ind bank robera from tho bank
at that place was S1GMH
Mm Krunlt Ionluii Of Abllsne ICas
had a nnll removeil from her brain where
It bad been lor six neons
Albert ObIs a Kanesvllle Ohio liquor
dealer nsulgned for tho lieneflt of credi
tors Liabilities nbout J7QW
Ginernl Dalui E Coon formerly a prom
inent citizen ot Inwn was itoelaenUilly
shot and killed lit Southern California
J r Todd labor commissioner of Kan
sas was nirested for msreiultlng Editor
House jitlloreneo nnd charged with In
tent to kill
Louis Pa Uel a Chicago sharper was
arrestee nt CrnwfOnlsvlTle Ind while
trying to work in estenilve swindle on
tho banks there
Mrs lldlor charged with having pushed
her husband Into a well and then shot
him at Brighton Iowa has been held
for thn grand Jury
The circuit court nt Wnrrensburg Mo
has nnarded the widow of Senator Parks
a Judgment against the Masonic
Indemnity oomnany
At a meeting of the BIoux City National
bank stockholders ycsteiday a Innje fei
tlon opposed the iiroposwl consolidation
with the Security National bunk
At Nashville Term Judgi Bonner re
fused to award little lleutali Iayue to her
mother Mrs W II Puyne who had
brought suit iufftiiit Payne from whom
Mrs Payne Is dlvoieed
The Charitv sorlety nt Indianapolis has
under its ar 7Ji families all h > lly di
pemlert on < buit < It is >
iambei > will no Inina Hi thut COi pi r
tons will hae to be fed
THE NATIONS FINANGES
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY Or
TIIE REASURY
Bocrotary Onrllsle Earnestly Suggests
That Our Entire Finnneiftl Sya
tnni Should Bo Romotlalod
HOW TDK
uurioiENor
MET
ia to in
The Whisky In to Bo Inemied Ten Oentt
And a Tax Bnggtited on Ctgarettei
Ooauttloi and PerfnmetT
Washington December 20 The annual
report of Secretary Cat lisle was sent
to congress todny Tno secretary says
During tho llrst live months of the
present risen year the expenditures ex
ceeded tho reclpls by BStViSOD5 GC Thcro
ban been not only n decrenso ot receipts
but nlso nn lncrcaso of oxpendlturcs The
result of theso changes on the llrst day
of December wns that the actual net
balance In tho treasury deducting thu
bank nolo redemption fund outstanding
drafts etc disbursing officers balances
agency accounts nna cold icserve was
only J11MSH823
Tho secretary sa > s It may be safely
nsstiiittil that the worst erfects of tho
recent ilnanclal dlstuibances nnd cotii
Benuent tni lnen depression havu been
realized nnd tln > condition will bo much
more invorahlc hereattcr for collection of
adniuatc reenuei ror support ot tho
government but It can scurcely bo ox
peeled that receipts for the remnlnrdr of
the year will exceed tlio expenditures lor
tho same time to such nn extent ns trt
prevent a very considerable elctlcleno
lie therefore cstlmniei tho probable do
Itclency nt J28ouOW all the close of the
year nnd recommenus tho act for thfl
resumption or sjieclo payments approved
January 14 1875 be so amended as to
authorise the secretmy of tho treasury to
Issue nnd sell at not loss than par in rpln
bond to an amount not exceeding
CfUXX > bearing n lower rnte of Interest
ami linvlng n shorter time to run than
tlwie now provided for nnd that ho be
iicrmltteel to HEP from tlmo to time imch
purli or tho proceeds its may bo necessary
to supply any deficiencies In the public
revenue that may occur during the llecnl
V Tho secretary then < lvotc consldemblo
space to a detnllert nn yrre of tlio laws
of ISio and 1S70 In tne light of the prei
ent needs nnd goes on to say
It thu nutiorlty > o c m < J 1
MiningJ
lied a to empower the seeietnry to Issue
bonds In dcnmnlnatloni of JiW and mul
tildes they could be readily disposed nl
without the agency ot ilnanclal InstltH
tlons and without the payment ot com
such bondB would afford toJ > ° P ° > >
tlilr surplus
nt largo meuns to convert
SJrAliiBH l t n form of Hecutly which
while perfectly wife would nol only in
create in value by reason of ncci m ilat
Ing Interest but be nt all times nvnllnbli
as menns ot procuring money when need
cd In enwo congress nnotiM not ciinsiuir
it advltablo to uutlioilM tho aecretnty lo
ueo for the purpose ot nipplyliiK dllcieji
cles ln tho revenues any iiurt of tho >
eeeda of tho bondn herein suggested ho
recommends that bo be empowered to ox
ecnte oh may bo nefl nry obligations oy
tho government not exiowilng In the ng
gregnte fv7cniiooo bearing rate ol interest
not greater than 3 per e nt puvnble nfler
one year from date and that he bo pv
milted to sell them nt not less than par or
me them at not less than par In payment
of public eipenscs to tueli creditors ns
miy bo willing to rerelvo them He says
the condition of the treasury Is such that
Uiiloii some avntlablo moats be piomnlly
provldeil the public service will be m rioim
ly Impaired and ponsloneisnnd olhei cred
itors subjected to gri at delay und Incon
venience
Tho noccselly of nn extension ot the
power of tho secretary to procure nnd
maintain u larger reserve for the redemp
tion of United States rurienry must th
seondnry thlnktt be evident to every one
at this date
The only form of currency except rotn
certltlcntPB which the novonimcnt t r
quired or autlioitred by law to icdeeni In
coin on presentation was tho old legal
tender note < now nmnuntlne to 3t fiRI opt
nnd It was considered by the aevrelnrv nf
the trcRSurv that the coin reserve 3100
euoono would constitute a sufficient basis
for tho maintenance of eurrenrv nt pur
but under ho act of July 14 1800 addi
tional treasniy notes vere UsiuhI to the
amount of JiriSawiM nil of which the sec
retary li now required liv law tn redeem
til coin on presentation Indcr these cir
cumstances It Is In his opinion tiecessnry
not only that lie be clothed with full au
thority lo procure and maintain nn am
plo leseive In coin but the purposes for
which the reserve Is to bo held and tired
should be innde us comprehensive as the
duty imposed upon Mm by law Tho ex
Ivtonui of such authority In constantly
available fonn would of Itself lnsplrn such
eonlldcnce In the security and stability nf
our currency that Its actual exercise
Maht nover becomo neranwrv but tin
t5 declaring n speclllo polloy nnd
withholding the rnemis which may lie
come necessary for t execution is too
ntparont to require comment
Largely he says on account of appre
hensions as to the ability of tho govern
mmit uniler the legislation tr n existing
to rontlnu the eiirrem redemption of Its
notos in coin and tnulntaln tin parltv of
the two metal
there occurred last su
mer gold hliinen < of which tho secre
tary gives n detailed history nnd then
says ns long n dm government continues
tho unwise policy of keeping nM own notes
otiiKtandng to circulate n currency and
undertakes to piovide for tliolr rcileinii
ton In coin on presentation it will be
In my opinion essentia for the secreinrv
of tho treasury to possess the means or
have tiio clcnr and undoubted authority
to secure the means which may from
tlmo lo time become necessary lo enable
Mm to meet Buch mi emergency an the
one which recently occurred in our ilnan
clal orfaliH
The secretary then nt grent length de
tails the Inconveniences and worse suf
fered by tho treasury department In main
taining a currency pntlly and nrgues that
lhe Whole Iniincliil system of the Lnltcd
States be thoroughly overhauled and pre
sents nine different kinds of currency so
provided for en not to Interfere with each
other Ho makes no recommendation
but however favors nn enlarged use of
slvcr through the medium In part ot
small certificates
He also announces the tressurers reddl
ness to coin the seigniorage of tho bullion
now held Immediately upon nccessliy re
quiring It
Coming next to revenue law revision
he urges the necessity of securing ns far
lis iiosslblc equality In lhe dlrtrlbutlon if
the burdens of taxation und avoiding n
far as posslblo the taxatun ot one citizen
for the benefit of another or one clusn
fnr tho benefit ot another To this end
ho enters upon n long argument In favor
nf nd valorem duties and nirolnst specific
duties Ho says the Imposition of speetlc
or it compound rate duty Is so inconsist
ent with tho true j rinrlnlcH of Just taxa
tion that nothing but the plainest neces
sity enii Justify It In any case unless It
b In a few exceptional Instances where
articles taxed nt the same specific rate
aro so nearly eaual In vnlue that tho dan
ger of unjust discrimination Is not great
Taxation according to vnlue does Injus
tice to no one unless the rates are too
hgh or unequally adjusted upon the ar
ticles of the same general character and
utility
lio says the difficulties or administra
tion have nlwsye been grealy exaggeralcd
nnd ns far as they really Misted in for
mer tlroeii have now been much dimlnlsh
il by increased facilities for ainrtaln
ing market values In oilier countries und
bj he Imnroveq organlzitJn of our
cmtMms service The markets of the
wciM have been brought so near to each
othii hv the use of steam nnd elsetrlelty
that tt to nu staple nrtlclvs It is not
now much mora difficult to find their
cost or Value nrirosrt tnnn nt bonio ind
ir under these ettxramstsnees It shall
be dMiionsirntnd thsl offltfsl iMtilllgence
nd integrity can not be it reiicel u n
for the bonnet eolbjotion of icxinues litl
dr th1 existing svstem i I indirect tux
nluti It will become iieceswirv to con
sider wnether another memo I can nut
be devlseil to mis nniim for tho sup
pofi nf the goveriiro Ah fnr s te
Induceinfilts in commit muuI mid pew
rteii constltnte n oji ci ii lhe siinie > i
xnmluntlm snbleit the wcicmry
U0 wtll sho that trie r > ranrn
crenter undsr the systeni ot compound
rate which Is i n < i of the most brom
Inertt ftntures of our eilrttnir IflBismtlon
than they could possibly bo under n
purely d vjIokih nrningement ot drtle
llftw una piirtlnllv rniv mnterlals the
sfcretnry sn > s roistltutn the b r U of
ill our manufacturing nnd Inechanlcnl
Industries and unlcMi our industrial es
tnbllshtnents van procure them upon sub
stantially the snmo terms im thcR enm
petltOrs elscuherc they must combine
id b u rerlotisiy mpedeu In their effpru
to supply tho homo mnrliet with their
IhiNhiHl products and wholly tumble to
extend their trado to other countries ex
cept ns to cerium commodities its In tho
manufacture ot which they hnu a pe
Vullnr nptltiulu or emploj superior nui
Ichlncry Taxes upon malerlala used In
oh
our shuns und luctorlei nro espvclally
Jectlonublc on account of tlio fact that
thev multiply themselves many times be
foro the finished caticlo leaches In
hands of tho consumer nnd thus Iniposn
a bunion altogether disproportionate to
stho benefits suppouprt to on cpnfelred
upon tho producer by tho soculled pro
teetlve syMem
Upon this foundation tho secretary nr
guei strongly for freu raw material und
lower duties on tho necessities ot life
Tho eecrotury cornea next to revenue ns
directed bv tSo Wilson bill it Is estimat
ed thut tho revenues for the llscil ytxir
1MS will amount upon the basis of the
existing laws to lr44JT478 nnd that tho
expenditures Including the sinking fund
will amount lo JUliM7sti The esllmnt
ed revenues from customs nre xinouuiiutKj
all
and the total callmuted receipts from
sources will exceed the estimate of ex
iiendlures by li00vi Assumlns theso
nmotinls to be cot Wet It will bo necessary
in nny chnnges that may be jnndo in our
revenue laws to provide for inlsing nbout
Sb IONitHKl riom customs nlone or jiartly
from customs and partly from other sub
jects of taxation ns congress may see
proper to Include In uur lnt ritM reveille
system It tho amount and value of Im
portations ot tho same character ot duti
able merchandise shall nut during tho
Itscnl year INKS exceed the aniouni and
value of such Importations during the
fiscal year 1M11 the receipts under the
measure now pending will bo nbout 51
UHflnO but there nre strong leusons for
the opinion that the premised reduction
In rates of duty will encourage Importa
tions to a very considerable extent nnd
that consequently he revenue will not be
diminished In the snmo proportion H the
rales are reduced Moreover experience
has shown that under nil our tnrlff legln
latlon ITiero has been almost n constant
tendency toward annual Increases ln the
amounts nnd valued of dutiable Imports
even ihmigb the rntes of duty remained
the same To what extent Importations
will ne Intriwsed solely on account of re
ductions inthe tariff It In of course Im
possible to foresee but It la rciiBomble
lo conclude that this cause together with
the natural tncreaso of our purchases
from other countries will result in much
larger revenues In customs In IblO than Is
Indicated by u mens comparison of the
proposed reduced rates with those tinder
which the collections were made In IBJl
T nm or the opinion that Willi lhe proper
economy in public expendltuies which It
Is hoped will result In n considerable re
duction from the estimate of tin Inciease
of rsMHtitiitJ to lhe revenue for the fiscal
year 1SH by tho linpasltlou of additional
tnxes under tho Internal revenue will
supply sufficient menus for support ot
the government and thin sum can bo
raised without seriously disturbing ho
business or the country or doing Injustlco
to nny part of tho people
Mimy different methods of providing this
nddltluiuil rcvenut have been suggested
nnd ufur a careful examination of the
whole subject 1 have reached the conclu
sion that ft citn bo most conveniently nrd
Jufctly realized by Increasing the tax on
distilled spirits 10 cents a gallon nml by
additions taxes on clgais and cigarettes
and the Imposition of new tuxes on play
ing canR cosmetics nnd perfumery leg
iiclCB nnd suceenlons nnd Incomes rte
rlveel fiom Investments and bonds ot
corporations nnd Joint stock companies
Tho increased tax on distilled Hplrltn ci
gars und cigarettes should be Imposed
upon nil such in tides tn existence und
Upon which revenue 1ms not been rollected
nl the time the net takes etfect but a
tcasonnhlo time should be allowed in
cases of new taxes in order that the ner
swuy stumps may be prepared and dts
trlbt tKl and tho necessary rules und reg
ulations made nnd promulgated
Considerable space Is next devoted o
showing the propriety under tho circum
stances of these tnxes It Is scarcely
necessary the secretnry says to suggest
to congress that thn present nnd prospect
ive eojifldcnco In the treasury and the
general good of he country demand the
strictest economy In public expenditures
consistent villi Hie efficient iiilnilnlstru
tlon of tho laws Jtoductlon of taxation
can not bo too greatly insisted upon or
made prnitlcnlly bcnetfclnl without n cor
real ending ieduction In expendltuies but
such reduclljn can not be permanently
elTectod by merely withholding appropria
tions required for lhe proper execution
of existing rws which impose dutlei upon
the bends of executive denartments nnd
other nubile officials tendencies nio
no savings but nit a general rulo ri
suit n Jarger expenditures than would
nave been made If adequate appropriations
hud
been granted In the llrst Instance
leniilne economy nnd frugality ran be se
cored only by tho icpeajbt
nutho
pen
the Htntules
horlzlng or requiring unnecessary ex
dilutes nnd the refusal to enact new
mum creating charges against the treas
ury for purposes of doubtful utility mid
nltliongh Biidi n
will
be
vigorously opposed by powrorul Interests
moro or lesn dependent upon tho paiion
age of the gen eminent for support and
by local Influence seeking leglnntlve fa
vors II Is evident that It must bo adopted
jind adhered to if nny substantial rcBult
U to be accomplished On the bisls of ex
Itlng lawa he Decretory says he revenue
or the government for the present fiscal
year Is estimated nt Sl20infc5 as nnd the
licit TOW or a do
On the basis of existing laws the rev
enues for Uveal year 1kui will bo l5ltjf
mH Lstlmatus ot appiomlatlons nere
toforo HUbmltteik agdiegate JMWl82iflsi
oi an eallmatod eurplus of 6lu3 M
Dlscusmng foreign coinmeret the soere
Ury says The piomlnent facts disclosed
by statistics nio thut tho vulue of
iniportfl of mercliandlHo have attained tho
highest point In tho eommeicinl history pi
tho country und exports of gold have
leached n nlglur HgUlo than ever before
In a single year since the foundation ot
the goveinmciil Iho outward liTavemcnt
of gold occurring in a Uino of peace and
apparently in defiance of commercial
laws will make the year IW3 memorable
In llnnnclil nnd commercial experience
imports um well as export of silver coin
and bullion were fewer In umount thun
recorded Many one year tit the counlryH
history nol exceeding even tho puulu
year of 173 Jhe > ear 1WJ also noticed
u further decline fn the relative Importa
tions
The American merchant marine In the
foreign carrying trade has fallen from
even the lowest point In 1M2 to the low
est point on record only u2 per cent of
our imports ana exports being carried In
American vessels
The secretary uuys economy und good
administration In the collection of the
customs revenue will be promoted by coiu
lining Hie collection of duties ln toe In
terior tu commercial centers He recom
mends thut the law be so amended ns to
authorize the secretary of tlio treasury to
reduce tho numner of customs districts
nhonovcr he thlnls It In the Interest of
in scivlce and that he be authorized
where commerce warrants it to station
officers to enter and clear vessels
On the subject of the Paclllc ralirond
he tuy tisre nre now outstanding KI
GSMS 6 p r cent Hulled Htates Iwndo
issued in aid or Jiio Pacific railroads
Two million three hundred and sixtytwo
thousand of thrse bonds mature Immedi
ately and the others at various dates
to January j HOJ He adds that these
bonds are absolutely payable on the re
et
spective dates their maturity differing
In this regard from other outstanding
Intcren benrlntf bonds of the Unlteil
Slates which urn redeemable nt the pleas
ure of the government oner certain dales
ln view or this fact it is imiiarunt that
ceng > Ki take action nt this session with
regaul a tne payment nt Inasl of SSt3tvM
whuh win mature vvltbm the fiscal ytar
The secretary then reviews lhe lr
lntlnn with referctife < o the Pacific rall
rofcds briefly states the financial affairs
nf the cimpanios ind riot with lhe
roilnwlnfr recommendation
On nccountTif the approaching mslurlty
of l > a n cliiates of these bunds and inngm
titlt of Interests Involved I renpertfully
Btitiinlt tiwt tlio subject should receive the
early nlid earnest consideration Of eon
IWHS with a view to the ndnpllon nf some
pMn which will more certainty secure the
lilttmltn jwyment of tlio indebtMnens of
the government nnd at the Kftme time per
mil the companies to conduct Hie murines
for which they were eienled under such
rc i Jettons ns to management nnd ex
prndltiiren ns mty be considered necessn
rv to pmlect the rights nt nil parties In
terMted In the property It would be
very unfortunate In my opinion It Iho
government should be forced by nny
combination ot circumstances tn lake pos
sesilon olid operate these linen ot rnll
rduri nnd every reasonable erforl should
be made t > y nil parties to nvuld such a
result
The report nlso Include a review of
the work ot the vnrloui bureaus of ho
deportment whose work has already
been Oct fitch In the annual rcpnrls ot the
bureau officers
Iluflicsons Irent Hpeceb
Washington December 20 Mr llutche
son wns ngnln the chief figure of Interest
in tho house todny He ha been very
much opposed to the extravagant expend
itures In which the house has been Indulg
ing The pansneo yesterday of n bill to
pay the members special mllcago for the
legnlar cession and the hill to pay tho old
senate clerks bvek salary grab ns well
na snlnrles to tho house employes during
Iho November recess nil provoked hhn
to n nolablo speech It was tlm Incident
of lhe day Members of nil sides crowded
around him and frequently npplnuded
especially the tepubllcaus when ho was
scoring the democrats for unfulfilled
pledges of economy Tom Heed several
times exclaimed his npproval ot Mr
Hulchesons rebuke of dcmoctntlo rxttuv
ngnnce
lie said the republicans were honest In
thnt they vvnro open in proillgncy and
plundir Eren tho populists who ns if
new party would be expected to mnko a
tecord hud nil but one voted for theso ex
Iravngniu ineustues Theto wan no hope
except that the democrats would leave the
en or ot their way and return to Ideas of
iitilct economy
in answer to the charge of bclnppn deni
ngogue liu concluded by snylntr I know
the puwiir of that epithet tl Is a Kmnp
Run whose djimmlte shell drives alike tho
llmid nnd brave from the Held but ns Ks
thunders lour ncrosn lids house I pruy
God that some may stand undismayed
until wrong gives way to right and Jus
tice sits vhcip now slu the plunderers of
CJol ir to believe Unit < conoids la right
nod extravagance Is plundei that modest
simplicity Is giunder than vaunting splen
dor ennslltutcj n man n demagogue then
I have the epithet a proud distinction
and will wear It ns n badge of honor
Tlic Tnrlrr Illll
Washington December 20Clialrmnn
WHeon etiys the mailer of bringing up
the tariff bill in tho house depends entirely
upon Hio nrittcr of holiday adjournment
Jf an adjournment should coma this week
the bill would of courso go over Tho
piospeets are no attempt will b made
for consideration beforo recens The eau
ens is yet to bo held upou the bill and
Chairman Wilson Mtyji It miiy not bo
culled until after cougreiri reconvenes
Today the democratic members of the
ways and means committee begun active
warkeintheluiornal revonuu atuiea ofl
the toiift bill it Ih no secret thut the
members uie conilderably divided on sev
eral propositions belong them The first
question to be decided li that of an In
come tax und it looks ns if the Individual
Income tav iiroimsltlon would lmve to
bo adopted There are only three mem
bers vKoiously opposed to tills plan
Messrs Wllion Coclcran nnd Stevens
Such y lem Including nn Irherltnncn
tnx would mnke up tho main portion ot
thn delicti It Is doubtful If there Is any
either revenue lncroa o proposed nave
that on cigarettes and playing cards
though upon the latter proposition there
Is till eonsWernblo division of opinion
H is probable that he internal revenue
portion of tho tariff bill will be ready to
present to the house Immediately ufter
the liolldiy recess
Of Interest in Texnns
Washington December 20 The 131 Paso
Times ban petitioned lhe stale department
to Intercede in Its bchnlf with the Mexican
government for publishing full nnd lo tho
Mexlcnn government displeasing accounts
of the recent revolution The Times has
been excluded from Mexico which Is a
loss owing to its circulation across the
river
T P Martin of Eort Worth is hero to
advance bis chances for the Port V ortfi
poslofdco This appointment is not due
mill next mouth According In papers on
lie Mrs Ida Turner has the b t ehnnte
for success
A number of postofflec commissions In
cluding severul of those nnmrd for Toxnn
In these illsputchen have hrcu made out
and urn at the While House They iiiii
expected tomorrow
Total desiltutlon nnd disability Increase
In a Mexican war pension was todas nl
lowed to John W Cumpbell Houtchri villi
and
n war
Jone Nelson HI Paso
poslofdco wns today created at Deer
Park In Harris county Philip B Ilem
rtreet poitmugler
Offices were discontinued at arlgnsbyN
Bluff Jefferson county mall to Ileuu
moot Iumont Eanllund county mull to
Cisco Mitchell Lipscomb county mall
to Lipscomb
W W J rietchcr was today nppolnted
postmaster nt Leon Junction vlco W H
Aahby reslgneel
Sliileliooil for llllnlioum
Washington December 0 Oncral
Wheeler chairman of tho house commit
tee on Territories reported n bill today to
admit Okjahpmn Territory ns n Slate
The bill ouch not Include the Indljn Ter
ritory but la for Oklahoma an the bound
ary now exUts
Tlio IiiiIIiiii SelionU
Washington December 20 The rcslgpa
Hon of Hev Daniel M Dorchester of
MnBsnchuseltB superintendent of Indian
Hdiools will take effect Janury 10 and
his successor William tlnilmun of In
diana will qualify on that day
Ordered to Sun Domingo
Watelilnglem rcccippcr 2M T he Kcor
sage lins born ordered irom New York to
Han Domingo to protect American Inter
ests A disturbance of nome sort has oc
curred there but Its exact nature can not
be learned
Coillrined by the Senate
Washington Dcctmbor 29 Tho senate
In cxecutlvo session confirmed Wayne
MncVcagh of Pennsylvania amtmsrudor of
the Hulled Slates to Italy and Nathaniel
J Mllla postmaster at Corelcuna Texas
IIomMiivfera Chtiniri
Washington December 20 It will not be
known whether Hornblpiver will be a jus
tice of the mipreine court till after Christ
mas Thn Judlclaiy committee adjourned
on Monduy to the Mb ot January
The Holiday Adjournment
Washington Pecomber An agree
ment ha been arrived nt between the
committees of both house by which un
adjournment will bo taken irldny until
January 3
Pension Pruuils
Washington December 40 Tho special
examination service of the pension bureau
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Pltlladrlphla The t nlon tengue hn
mndo gteat preparations tor lhe reception
thnt Is to be tendered to exPresident
llnrrlsen and Whltelnw Held tonight
These gentlemen have been appointed a
special committee nt arrangements lo not
In conjunction with tho guest committed
In rtcctvlng Mr Harrison liMwln 8
filuart Chnrles Emory Smith W j Jew
ell John It Mtchencr Chnrles J Stllle
IMwart S Clarke William L Elklns
H A Hancock Chnres H Wnrburton
llobert H Davis James II Iambcrt 11
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Brny C P nlndred W W WHgley
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nenj Philadelphia rcpubllcana who nio
notmember ot the leuguo There will bo
a supper ufter the reception In the league
banquet hall
N v York A dinner willbe nlveti for
DeLftncey Kfcolf nt Dolihonleoa this
evening by n number of tltlzens na a
testimonial tf ll services ns district at
torney Tho guests will bo men of all pur
lieu and factlon Tho committee tn
charge of the affair consists of llermnn
Odrlchs Elbrldge T Qerry G I llaVen
llobert oelet nnd Hy It Bcekinan Tlie
judge ot the supreme court the court ot
common pleas nnd the superior court will
all attend nnd toastn will bo responded
In by Justice Barrett Mr Carter J W
Keller Mr Coclcran Mr Ketlowe Mr
Ullroy nnd Mr 1eilham
Topeka Kan Tho epecinl election for
mayor of Topeka will bo held today Tlio
republican candidate is Colonel T W
Hferrlson nnd the democratic candidate
Is Hon Hnnkln Mason In outer to make
It threehanded the populists have nomi
nated Dr H S McLnllln and altogether
tho contest Is ot cmslderable Interest
notwithstanding tho fact thut tlio repub
licans have nn easy majority or law to
Moo in the city
New York Tho lioxlug and wrestling
committee of lhe Metropolitan nsioclB
tlon of the A A U has decided upon tho
followingjiroBrammo for Itnovonis today
Boxing pounds HH pounds lt > pounds
Hi pounds M pounds Wrestling 105
pounds IIS pounds 1SS pounds 116 pounds
und IW pounds
Boston Dick Mooro of St Paul chntn
ploli middleweight ot tho Northwest has
been matched for six rounds against Md
Ilochc champion of that clusn In New
England the light to take place ot the
Aincrlcua club this date
New York Tho colleges including
Yale Harvard Vassar Columbia Prince
ton University of Pennsylvania and
others as prominent eloee today for Ui
Christmas holidays
Chicago The flemocratlo county cen
tral committee nt n recent meeting de
cided to postpono the date for the reor
ganization or the committee nnd the elec
tion of officers until today
Jfnotvllle Tentt Allen Coueati who
shot nnd Instantly killed his wife hero one
Sunday night last sprint was sentenced
by lhe supreme court op November 11
to be executed nday
Pittsburg Pa The Western Pennsyl
vania Central Mining Institute will hold
a session continuing two days at tho court
house commencing today
New Yorlc Exbecretoxy Charles 8
Falrehlld as chairman of the New York
State democracy has issued a call for u
mass ineetliig in Cooper Union this nlchl
New York The executive committee of
the American Kennel club will hold tho
annual meeting ut No 41 Broadway thin
Maiden Jlaes The Eastern RJIdfllesex
Poultry association brglns Its annual
show In National iat here today
Heading Pa The Great Eastern Penn
sylvania poultry show open here today
ISM barret floe twoutamp Kentticaj
Whisky for Sals In bond at
from 36a to etc
UmBKINGdfcCO
Wholesale IJquor nnd Cigar Dealer
I oaston TI5XA3
A VERY WEAK DEFENSE
and elsewhere It wna believed that tho
American minister was averse to annex
ation II woa only the selfpossession of tho
respectable and responsible men ot the
Island prevented nn outbreak nnd over
throw of monlTrohy at an earlier day I
left Honolulu In tho United Btates steamer
Boston Januiny 4 on a trip to Illlo 230
miles from Honolulu the ilrst time for
many months when t deemed It safe to
leave Honolulu In the ten day of our
absence from our legation I know po moro
what was transpiring In Honolulu than
1 had been ut that time in Wash
Japtaln Wlllze nnd myself on the Boston
nrrlved In tho harbor of Honolulu In tho
foicnoon ot January 14 I was completely
taken by surprise nt what tho queen s
palace associates and lottery gang had
accomplished In ten days
I utlciiijited to gain nccessto the queen
and try by friendly advice to arrest the
revolution It wns too late Mobs ot tho
Royal itetnlnern were already gathering to
the palace to aid the queen to carry out
her plan of overturning tho constitution
What took place nt Hie nnlaeo that after
noon of January 14 ended tho Hawaiian
monarchy forever
Chief Justice Judd v lio has held cfflce
for years always conoervntlvc a support
er of monarchy In the recant great public
racetlnsr In Honolulu glvu tho following
account as to how the monnrchy fell
I will not here repeat what 1 beforo
said to th American public as to the
falsity ot the charges that the queen wan
driven from the throne by American force
by threat of American force In any form
or manner whatever
As to the landing of the Boston marine
on January 1C I only did what had been
done on u previous Hawaiian cruise by
Commander Woodward on reeiuesc ot
Minister Merrill actln under the Cleve
landBaynnl order of Au u l I 1SS3 The
following I the language ot Minister
Merrlllu report to the department of
JttateAn many with alarm were coming to
the legnlon I at once requested Com
mander Woodward to send to the legation
a body ot marines which request ho
promptly compiled with The nppenranco
of thu marines on the street and at the
legation had n favorable effect on the pop
ulace At that time the United States
legation was near tho royal palace at a
Ph distance tlhtn Arlon hall of which
Cleveland nnd Blount apeak of n m com
manding Of the hull I had nevqr heard
a wa
until lodging place needed for the
mnrineii after they landed
rate map
just rcc
By nn accu
received from Honolulu It
Is obvious that till ball does not cjmjtwna
panee
The presidents statement that the three
poluta at which our small naval force
was placed wn not favorably chosen for
prolectlon of American life and property
Is rndlcally In error as all know thai
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Used iu Millions of Homes 40 Years the Staaflaril
HAWAIIAN iSMIHrfiTESS AH 1
SW3B Tu THS JBEBlMHflr SK5ka
Smarting Urder tko BotcJo Strict
tires of tho FroBidenVsMoBsaguf
He Abusos the Executive
hib explAnatioit or the qhebbs db
J THROHEMEKT
He Claim tTr ecidont for the ImJlicr ins
Amtrlcsn Foreej A V ry Billy Does
Bent Thronglioub
Augusta Me December SO Exalln
Ister Stevens tonight made the rotlowfing
reply to Clevelands message and hi
criticism of Stevens official conduct
Only once In our political history has it
majority of congress ot tho United Stale
solemnly resolved In favor of Impeaching
tho occupant of tho executive chair
Probably It wns well tho effort to remove
Andrew Johnson rtom tho office mbs
arrcated just ns It wa on the brink of
success The great reluctance ot the con
servative men ot the country to remove
the chief executive for abuse ot power
seems to have encouraged Cleveland to
resort to the extraordinary measure ot
Dvri turning tho provisional government
tit Hawaii while n much us possible con
cealing bis arbitrary design from tho
American congress nnd tho American
people Look at the historical facts dis
passionately and no one will deny tnat
the lines of usurpation and injustice ou
which Cleveland and Iho secretary or
stato have acted slnee March 7 last couli
led with the ex parte star chamber
course ot Commissioner Blount relative
to the accepted testimony ot Ltliuokolanlti
fallen and corrupt minister or more
sweeping and more hontllo to AngloSaxon
liberty than tlio netii ot George 111 and
tho Lord North ministry which drove tho
American colonic i to n successful revolt
There is nothing In American history more
shameful In lis scope of Injustice ana
tyranny than the attempt of Cleveland
nnd ureshum to ciusli out liberty nnd
American Inteitstsln Hawaii by tho
threat to testoro tho extinct Hawaiian
monarchy by lorco ot arm or by diplo
matic machinery and pressure moro in
ramoUs 11 possible than the use of ball
nnd bayonet
Clevelands recent special message In
which lie so severely criticises the courso
of the recent American minister nt Hono
lulu Is but u feeble repetition ot tho
ututenvent of Gieshum previously jnib
ilshed In answer to mounts report ex
tensively published tn tho United states
I showed conclusively ns did Thurston
nnd other thoroughly responsible witness
es that tho itlitgntions in that repeirt
against thn olflcinl conductof Cuptulu
Wliuo nnd myself were grossly untrue
add are in manifest antngonlsm to nil
reasonable probabilities of tne logle of thu
puliation hi Honolulu In Janusry luU
Clevelands grossly untruo nnd shame
fully unjust allegation against myself and
the naval commander rests entirely on
tho statement of four notoriously cor
rupt ministers ot the fallen queen and
Wilson the queens favorite nnd other
thoroughly dlscredltrd testimony I re
pent hero what lias been ntnply verified
nguin nnd again that neither by force or
by threat ol foice or by any aeHlon ot
mine was the fall ot monarchy precipi
tated If Cleveland sees lit to maka tne
point against my offlelnl conduct thut
months before the events ot Inst Jnnuary
1 mlvocnted annexation he deliberately
and purposely conceals that what 1 said
In my dispatch In November IMC was a
conilclentlol statement to the department
or ntnte of the true condition of nfrairs
The report ot fact which by established
rulea and practice of dlplomncy I was
In duly bound to make known to my gov
ernment nt the date of my opnIOns were
po privately held that botb In Honolulu
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