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T'S STILL MIXED
y Can Tell J:st Yet low Japan
Is Going to Make
E WANTS SPECIFIC TALK
entative Storer Thinks Gresham
Has Been Gettlng a Little
avox, Nov. 16.-The Chinme
r, accompanied by two of his
called on Secretary Oreeham today.
w of the pendancy of the negotia
tor United States mediation be
China and Japan, the call occa
much comment. Although ofe
d a diplomats said it was with
ifflance, Ambassador Patentore
met the mloniter in the diplo
room and had a long and some
animated talk with him. There is
wing belief that while Japan has
olined to accept the suggestion of
vernment to mediate, it has let
t be known that China has not
any direct proposition, nor has
tter country offered any indemnity.
in effect is a negative answer unless
makes her offer as specific as
ntative Bellamy Stover of the
ttee on foreign affairs in the house
ntatives intends presenting to
when it reassembles, a resolu
inquiry as to the action of Secre
resbam in suggesting to China
span'that this country will act as
tor in thesettlement of the present
The resolution will ask for inform
as to what departure, it any, from
ditional policy of the government,
bodied in the Monroe doctrine, is
plated by the executive branch in
ing a factor in Asiatic entangle
As member of the committee on
affairs, he said, such a foreign
as is now contemplated should
rly have the attention and judg
How the Play Camie Up.
ASmINOTON, Nov. 10.--The fact was
loped today that Tsang Li Yamen of
a, counsel to the cabinet ft the em
made a direct request to the United
es that this government offer its
ices as mediator. Heretofore it has
understood that the request from
a was that this government join
other powers in intervening, to
this government responded in the
ve and offered to act alone. It was
veloped today that a substantial
of the proposition made by the
States to Japan, is as follows:
a United States were in position to
its good offices in bringing about
derstanding between China and
would Japan feel it would be pre
I to her interest to have such
Japan Will Speak Soon.
NaIOTOx, Nov. 16.-Tbe state lde
nt has received information that
I meeting of the Japanese min
as been called for tomorrow to
or the final answer to the offer of
nlted States to mediate between
and China. Delay thus far is
ned by the fact that the cabinet
at Tokio, while the emperor has
consulted at Iliroshauma. What
ature of the reply will be is not
itely known, yet strong intimations
reached officials here that the cab.
lI ask China either to make her
direct to Japan or else free it from
ubt, specifying the exact amount of
nity she will pay.
kBS LIKE. TIE itREPORT.
sed's Wright'l Commission and
1aI HAUTE, Ind., Nov. 17.-Eugene
be, A. R. U. president, is much
with the statementof the nation
o commission. It is a complete
tion of the policy of the union
the Chicago strike. Nothing else
come from fair-minded men aftera
gh investigation of affairs, he said.
A. R. U. leader roundly scored
General Olney for an opinion
y furnished in the case of the
employee. Debs says Olney's
case ruling was prepared be.
election and would not have
had the democrats been
ter arraingag Olney as a
and trust attorney general,
by sayling: "To have been
when the constitutional rights
log employee ware struct
Judge Dallas, Olney should
etioned the outrage and backed
eaer Women Oatraged.
w, Nov. 16-Between 4:30 and
moraning an unknown negro on.
bones of four white women,
within tour blocks of each other,
traged them. The fiend was evi
aequainted with the habits of the
lks, who were absent at the time.
ms are Mrs. Michael Cain, Mrs.
Cain, Mrs. Grossman and Mrs.
in Poston. Searching partise are
for the negro.
Oee asnd agse seekod.
Yora, Nov. 10.-Russell Sage
Gould moved before Judge
Truax of the supreme court today for
an extension of time to answer in the
action brought by the soldiers' orphans'
home of St. Louis to recover $11,000,000
for the bondholders of the Kansas City
road. Lawyer Morrison said the defend
ants knew about the case and should
have answered immediately. He said
SBae and Jay Gould were guilty, in plain
language, of larceny. Decision was re
CLIEVELAND'S FINANCIAL SCHEME.
They aKow All About It In New York
Naw Yoar, Nov. 16.-It Is reported
that the president, believing our cur
rency to be inherently vicious, is study
ing over a new scheme. It is said he
will favor many of the suggestions made
by the bankers' national convention at
Baltimore in September. What is known
as the Baltimore plan adopted at that
convention, appealed to the president as
having features of undoubted merit. He
obtained a copy of the plan, and since
that time he has been studying and
working on the subject. Briefly stated,
the Baltimore plan provides for a guar
anty fund, obtained by levying a small
tax on all of the banks. This fund is to
be used to pay the notes of banks which
Since it became whispered among
financiers that the president was pre
paring to address congress upon the cur
rency system, so many suggestions have
reached him that he thought it well to
gather some expert opinion among bank
ers, whom he could not personally con
suit. The recent visit of William E.
Curtis, assistant secretary of the treas.
ury. to this city was understood to be
for the purpose of sounding public opin
ion here upon the general subject.
MADE A CUT.
The L. high Valley Reduces Salaries
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17.--The officers
of the Lehigh Valley Railway company
are preparing a notice which will besent
out broadcast in a few days announcing
the fact that on and after Dec. 1 there
wi'l be a reduction of 10 per cent in sal
aries over 81,000 per annum. This re
duction is somewhat of a surprise not
only to the clerks but to the officials as
well, as it was thought the improvement
in business a few months ago would ob
viate the necessity for such a move. Al
though freight and passenger business
gave some encouragement the coal busi
neis is now in such a state that it is be
ing carried on at a loss. It is announced
that as soon us traffic picks up the sal
aries will be restored.
The (geilt Clear.
PAnns, Nov. 17. La France publishes
an interview today with Gen. Mercier,
minister of war, in which he says that
no important documents were abstracted
from the war oflice. Schoenbreck and
Von Cassel, Germans, were arrested upon
suspicion of being engaged in the espi
onage conspiracy. Both denied being
concerned in any conspiracy. The pa
pers seized at their residences, however,
clearly demonstrate their guilt They
are expected to be severely dealt with.
They Cut Wages.
PrraTsnvR, Nov. 16.-The operators in
the Clearfield district have taken the
initiative In reducing the price of coal
mining. The Bell, Lewis & Yates Min
ing company has posted a notice that
after today the rates In its mines would
be reduced 5 cents a ton, to 35 cents.
About 3,000 men are affected and there
is talk of a strike. The Berwynd-White
Mining company, in the same district,
employing 6,500 men, will probably fol
low this example of reduction and a gen
eral lowering of the scale rate in the dis
trict will result.
Iron Firms Keeping Good Faith With
P'rrsnua;, Pa., Nov. 16. -The pud
dlers in the employ of the Wayne Iron
works of Brown, Sons & Co. of this city,
have been notified that beginning next
Monday the rate for puddling will be
advanced 10 per cent. They are now
paying 84 per ton, the highest rate in
the district and with the advance will
pay $4.40. The advance was a voluntary
fulltillment of the firm's promise made
last spring, when the reduction in pud
dlng took place.
Weekly Hank Statement.
NEW YORK. Nov. 17. The weekly
bank statement is as follows: Reserve,
increase, $1,034,400; loans, decrease,
$777,700; legal tender, Increase, 81,153,
300; deposits, increase. $2,371,200; circu
lation, deorease, $3I,000. The banks
now hold $~2,974,060 in excess of require.
The Minirs Orgaistiag.
Ux.owrowrn, Nov. 10.-There is talk of
a strike in the coke regions, but it has
not yet materialized, but President Davis
of the Miners' union says the miners are
An Aged Editor Dead.
GArLV.vTON, Nov. 16.-H-amilton Sty
art State, editor of the Galveston News.
died this morning. He was 81 years old,
the oldest American editor in active
A Couple of Plums.
WASHIoTorN, Nov. 10.-The president
today appointed Theo. Richards assist
ant surgeon of the navy, and Frank R,
Le r postmuter at Angelo Camp
A KILLING BLOW
On tile Chin-Fighter Fitasimmon
Ends the Life of His Sparring
IT WAS A 40D RIGHT-HANDER
Fitz Says It wai an Easy One, but
the Doctor Talks Quite
SYRA,'UBE, N. Y., Nov. 17.-Robert
Fitssimmons knocked out Con Riordan,
his sparring partner, last night in the
first round of his usual exhibition, which
closes the program of his vaudeville
show. The blow was a right hander and
it caught Riordan squarely on the chin.
He did not fall to the floor from the
force of the blow, but sank slowly until
he measured his length on the stage.
The accident occurred at 10:30 and
Riordan lingered in an unconscious state
until 3:30 this morning, when be died.
Fitzsimmons, when informed of Itior.
dan's death, burst into sobs. Fitzsim
mons is locked up, awaiting the action
of the coroner's jury. Con Riordan was
born in Melbourne, Australia, and was 31
years old. When 20 years old he made
his first appearace as a boxer and soon
after fought a six round draw with Mar
tin Costello in San Francisco, the po
lice stopping the contest in the sixth
round. The next bout was with Max
Feurner, a .wede, whom he beat in 18
rounds. lie then returned to Australia,
and met Billy Cole at Melbourne, de
feating him in 8 seconds, the shortest
fight on record. He next defeated George
Bloomfield in three rounds; George
Langdon, three rounds; Young Wilson,
two rounds; H. Gowan, five rounds, and
Tom Drake twide, in three and four
rounds respectively. Joe McAuliffe at
tempted to stop Riordan at San Fran
cisco August 11, 1888, and the contest
ended in a four round draw. At the
Golden Gate Athletic club be met Aus
tralian Bill Smith and was defeated in
eight rounds Hie went to England as a
sparring partner with Peter Jackson but
soon returned to this country. Later, be
was matched by the Ormond club of
London to meet Jack Slavio, and June
2, 1802, he was beaten by him in 19
rounds. since then he has not engaged
in any pugilistic contests.
What Frltnanlnsooen Sa).
SvYRA.U' , Nov. 17.-"Yank" Sullivan
took the news of his partner's death to
Fitzsimmons. "ly God, you don't mean
to tell me Couny is dead," said the
pugilist. "Yank, believe me, I didn't hit
him hard enough to injure a child."
Fitzsimmons did not sleep at all last
night and refused to eat this morning.
To a reporter Fitzsimmons said: "D)o
you suppose I would strike my sparring
partner with any force? I know he has
been drinking hard, but did not know he
was in such a condition. Invariably
when I sparred with him he turned blue
around the mouth and it was a sign for
me to let up. Last night after the first
exchange of blows he was not right.
I The blow that caused the trouble was as
slight as I could make it, merely slap
t ping him with the bask of my hand. He
fell down, then rose and staggered
around. I put my arm around him to
assist him off the stage, when he fell
headlong. I thought he was taking and
was thoroughly disgusted because every.
body in the house bhiled me. I have
known this man eight years and he was
always a hard drinker. I am not fearful
of my position."
Fitzsimmons was arraigned in the
police court on the charge of man
slaughter in the first degree. He waived
examination and was taken before Judge
Northcup. who fixed his ball at $10,000,
which was furtLihed. The death cer
tificate gives the cause of Riordan's death
as hemorrhage of the cranial cavity,
causing compression of the brain. Rior
dan was found to have been in perfect
health. Dr. Dollman, who conducted the
I autopsy says Riordan must have been
struck a terrible blow on the chin, which
communicated direct with the base of
the brain. The depression on the right
side of the brain was very deep and re
mained a halt hour after the clot was
A Bletter Feeling.
Bowrt'o, Nov. 17. The American Wool
Sand Cotton Reporter says of the wool
trade: "The sales this week indicate
1 more activity in domestic wools. A bet
ter feeling has been manifest on the part
of manufacturers, as the considerably in
creased inquiry shows. There is more
wool selling, and while there is no quo.
table change in rates there is less dispo
sition to shade prices in order to effect
sales. The market appears to us to be
firmer than:a week ago. This, we think,
may safely be accepted in regard to most
kinds of domestic wool. Some holders
of stock who a fortnight ago evinced no
eagerness to accept offers of wool at the
ruling rates have this week quietly
closed bargains for the same or equiva
lent lots. A fair business has been done
in Australian, as the record indicates.
Other kinds of foreign wool have been
very slow. The sales of the week
amount to 2,103,000 pounds of domestic
and 667,000 pounds of foreign, making a
total of 2,770,000 pounds, against a total
of 3,163,600 for the corresponding week
last year. The sales since Jan.1 amount
to 127,864,685 pounds, against 108,290,000
pounds a year ago. The sales at Phila
delphi8 amount to 720,000 pounds.
Said to Bi Working Very Hard to Oet Up
A Strong Message.
WAmRwol-iON. Nov. 17.-There is an
undercurrent of gossip in admioistration
circles that the president is maturing at
Woodley a greater surprise for the courn.
try than his famous tariff message of
1887 gave it. Since hisreturn from Bus.
zard's Bay Mr. Cleveland has devoted
his time almost exclusively to an exhaus
tive study of the financial condition of
the government. He has had prepared
special reports of the fluctuation of the
gold reserve for years back, the causes of
withdrawals for export, the distribution
of the gold obligations and the power of
the treasury under existing law to re.
plenish the gold supply. It is believed
that this data will be used in his forth
coming message to congress and made
the basis of some strong recommendation
for legislation that will provide better
safeguards for the treasury.
Mr. Cleveland is on record in favor of
according some recognition to silver itf
adequate protection for the treasury is
vouchsafed, and it is possible that he
will make some recommendation that
will have the effect of conciliating the
silver element in the democratic party.
There is considerable speculation on this
subject, but no one is authorized to say
what Mr. Cleveland has in mind at this
time, and it is not likely that his recom
mendations will get beyond the mem
bers of his cabinet before congress meets.
He is inaccessible to all callers, except
members of his official family and is
working day and night on the document.
WILL SrART COLONIES.
Mrs Digg Is Very Much Disgusted Over
TOPEKA, Nov. 17.-Mrs. Anna L.
Diggs, the noted populist-suffrage advo
cate, is so discouraged by the populist
defeat in Kansas and elsewhere that she
says she will henceforth devote herself
to a projected co-operative colony on the
banks of the Potomac river, forty miles
Mrs. Diggs says the company will pur
chase 7(0 acres of choice wooded land,
an option for part of which has already
been obtained. She will not tell the ex
act location for fear speculators would
secure options and force up prices. She
says the lands are very rich and com
mand a splendid view of the river.
Water power is available.
Mrs. Digge is not willing to give the
names of all interested, but says that
Hamlin Garland of Boston, Judge Frank
Doster and several well known socialist
writers in Bcston are to be charter mem
Mrs. l)iggs says that about forty fam
ilies will take possession next spring
and begin the work of building homes
of logs from the forest. Small fruits,
vegetables and produce, which has a
ready sale in the markets of eastern
cities, will be specialties.
Adventists In .Jall.
WAnIIN;uTON, Nov. 17.-- An interesting
feature of the Seventh-l)ay Adventist
confererce, in seslion here, was the re
cital in the report of Secretary Horton,
which was read today, of the pereecu
tions to whiah the denomination is sub
ject in certain localities. It was reported
that two members are in jail at Center
ville, Alu., for chopping wood on Sun
day. The secretary said he had often
been served with White Cap notices for
trying to conduct meetings. The report
showed a membership of 854 in good
standing in tho United States.
A Nbhip Reported Lost
BosToN, Nov. 17.-A dispatch to the
Globe from Halifax. N. S., says: "A
startling bulletin comes from Shelbourne
that the ship, Dauntless, was run down
off there by an unknown steamer and
twenty-two lives lost. The I)auotlees
was bound for Boston, consigned to Hale
& Son, Boston. The maritime bureau
knows of no such ship bound for Boston
in the vicinity of Shelburne. The direc.
tory does not contain the name of lisale
Su.locatedl in a Tunne-l.
BLA., HIAWK, Col., Nov. 17. A work
man at the Perrigo mine tunnel this
morning dropped a lighted candle in a
keg of powder. There was no explosion
but a tire was started, the smoke and
flames from which suffocated to death
Albert Sanders, aged 25; Durham Ivey,
aged 40; James Whitlow, aged 43, and
IApper Willis, aged 35, who were work
ing in the tunnel.
DI)ed from His Wounds.
HUN-SvvLL, MO., Nov. 17.-- reason
loibush, the negro murderer, wounded l
yesterday in an attempt to escape from
jail, died from his wounds. He was to
have been hanged next Wednesday for
the murder of Granville Hays at Glas.
gow, Mo., in 1893.
A Change of Venue.
CHICAao, Nov. 17.-Judge 'Gibbons to- "
day granted the Pullman company a
change of venue from his court on its
petition tiled pome weeks ago in the quo
warranto proceedings brought by Attor c
ney General Maloney. The suit will
pr3bably go before Judge Baker.
Dr. Prig's CGres Baking Powder I
Most Perfect Made. 1+
MTHE ROPE ROUTE
Is the One Worden, the MSan Con
victed of Wreeking a Southern
WILL TAKE TO ETERNITY
Diacharged Employes of the Chicago
Water Departmn- .t ro After
WOODLAND, Cal., Nov. 17. S. G. Wor
den, who was convicted of wrecking the
Southern Pacific train near Sacramento
in which the engineer and four United
States soldiers were killed, has been sen
tenced to be hanged Feb. 12, 1895.
NEARLY A MOR.
Cries for Bread and Threats of Vengeance
CIwcao. Nov. 17.-At noon today two
hundred and fifty discharged employea
of the water department gathered about
the comptroller's office and demanded
the wages due them. The comptroller
sent his clerk to inform them that there
was no money in the city treasury to pay
them. Cries for bread and threats of
vengeance were howled forth by the
angry crowd, and the comptroller barred
the doors to his office and sent a hurried
call for the police. Half a pozen officers
appeared, but were promptly rushed out
of the corridor by the thoroughly aroused
men. A battalion of patrolmen was
summoned, and after a liberal useof force
the rioters were clubbed into submimion
and driven from the city hall.
- FORESTER'S ATTAClKED.
It Causes a Iensation-Prosecution May
Ne.w YORK, Nov 17.-A dispatch from
London says: "A sensation has been
created in secret society circles by the
publication of a pamphlet bitterly at.
tacking the Independent Order of For.
esters, and which is being extensively
circulated throughout England and Ire
land. It is written by one L. J. Kinsella,
a former member of the order, and addi
tional importance is attached to it from
the fact that before publication the
manuscript was submitted to the Catho
lic archbishop of Dublin, Right Reverend
William J. Walsh, a letter from whom is
printed as a preface to the pamphlet. In
this letter the archbishop says that noth
ing can be plainer, having regard to the
character of the expose, than that the
Independent Order of Foresters is such
an association as no Catholic should
have anything to do with. The publica
tion is filled with sweeping censures of
the order and ridicule of its initiatory
ritual. It is alleged that the order is
controlled by political and sectarian
bias and that the majority of its mnem
bers in England and Ireland are Protest
ants. Reflections are also made upon
the constitution and financial condition
of the order, and Dr. Oronhyatekha, the
American Indian of Toronto, who is su
preme head of the order, and whose son
is secretary of the medical board, is
roundly denounced. It is not improba
ble that the supreme governing board
will be called upon to take the matter
up and prosecute Kinsella for libel and
Hlow to Ilebulld Taummun).
Nr:w YOimx, Nov. 17.-Bourke Cockran
r was asked what the future held for
t Tammany. He replied that his vision
was not strong enough to see so far
ahead. Then he was asked on what sort
of a foundation the new Tammany would
have to be built in order to make it sut
ficiently clean and strong to win the ap
proval of the public and to withstand
the shocks of adversity. After a few
moments' thought, Mr. Cockran dictated
this: "Tammauy hall will not be rebuilt
by any one man or by any set of men.
If it is revived it must be by an idea.
In the propagation of a principle it will
become and always remain invincible.
But when it becomes the property of in
dividuals it will fall as it has fallen."
Newe to Helr IPa.
Nets You.i, Nov. 17. If Mise Kate
Brice, second daughter of Senator lirice,
is engaged to James Cameron, son of
Don Cameron, her father knows abso
lutely nothing about it. "It's all news
to me," said Senator Brice today. "1
never heard such a thing intimated until
The report, which came from Wash.
lngton, said that the engagement was
recently announced in Paris, where Mrs.
Brice and her daughter are at present.
They are expected home the first week
Vast Quantitles of Wheat.
GRaAN FORKs, Nov. 17.-Supt. Jenks
of the Great Northern sayi it will take
at least thirty days yet to move the im
mense wheat crop on the valley lines.
The demand for cars amounts to a block.
ade. In addition to the company's own
large equipment and 500.car leased from
the Soo a large number has just been
secured from the Burlington, but the ta
ellities are scarcely adequate.
Fire at Ceolumbs, Ky.
COLLcnUte, Nov. 17.-Twelve business
houses and nine dwellings were burned
last night. Loss, $70,000.
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