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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
VOIi.1. NO. 127.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SUN DAY MOBNING, JUXY 22, 1894.
SENATOR YILAS IS FIRM
He Positively Refuses to Withdraw
His Resolution on Sugar Schedule.
WILL BE RULED OUT OP ORDER
No Ontloolc for a Settlement of the Present
Tangle and Every Prospect of a Sharp
Debate Monday Working Hard to Keach
When the Senate on Friday adjourned over
until Monday it was understood that this was
dono with the hono ot making peace in the
Democratic party by patching up-tho differ
ences on the tariff bill.
Among other plans which some of the Dem
ocratic Senators had in view there was that
of getting Senator Vilas to withdraw his mo
tion to have tho Senate recedo Irom so much
of its sugar amendment as proides a duty of
one-eighth of a cent a pound on refined sugar.
Mr. VUbs was appealed to by a largo number
of Democratio Senators to relieve the Senate
nf the embarrassment which tho offering of
khn motion ha mused bv not insisting upon
fho amendmont Tlili ha ha3 declined to do.
lie said lato last night that ho baa no lnien-
fcou of withdrawing it "I shall let tliemo-
lion lie divided unon its merits." he said, "or
allow tho chair to rule upon it, but I shall not
VILAS IMENDED 1.0 II IBM.
"I did not," he continued, "offer tho mo
tion with a viewof throwing a bomb, and if it
had tnat effect it was not the result of my
purpose. I thought I saw an opportunity to
compromise the differences existing between
the Senate and House, and mado the motion
with that end in view. It has seemed to me
thatthis differential duty .is tho vital spot of
the differences between tho two houses of
Congress, ard I believe that if it could be got
ten rid of the two bodies would easily com
promise their differences and an agreement
bo readied upon tne mil."
The Senator spent the entire afternoon in
the offlco of the secretary of the Senate, look
lug up the parliamentary law bearing upon
the question of the admissibility of an amend
ment of the chnracter of hi' and fortifying
himself to resist the point of order which will
be made against his motion that a Senate
amendment to a bill cannot be entertained
under the rules whon a bill is in conference.
WILL 811UT OFF A TOTE.
There Is very little doubt that this point,
when made, will bo maintained by tho chair.
Senator Harris has said that if ho Is in the
chair when the point is mnde he will sustain
It. In case of appeal from the decision It is
understood that the republicans will vote
with n majority of the Democrats to sustain
th .leciMon. They say that while they will
vote for the original motion if put, they will
not oppose by their votes n ruling of the chair
which they believe will be, right.
In the event that tho chair is sustained it
would appear that tbero would bo nothing
left for tho Senate to do but to either give in
structions for recession from tho entire amend
ment or to instruct Its conferees to stand by
the Senate bill. However, there are myste
rious hints of other means of getting instruc
tions to tho compromise on tho subject ot the
differential duty on sugar. It is possible that
other expedients will be tried, but what tnoy
may be no one has undertaken to say.
M) CHANGE I3i THE SITUATION.
As to tho general situation in tho Senate
with reference to tho tariff bill and tho feeling
caused by tho President's letter, it does not
appear to hav a materially changed since the
debate in tho Senate. A largo majority of
the Democratic Senators are working hard to
bring about nn ngreement. It i even inti
mated that an effort has been mado to bring
the President nnd some of tho conservativo
Senators together. It does not appear, how
ev or. that tho men who aro most largely re
sponsible for tho Senat bill in its present
shape have so far shown any disposition to
change from their former exactions, and un
less the peacemakers make rapid headway be
tween this time nnd jlonaay the prospect is
good for another day of -very animated
pceches in tho Senate.
Tho "consorvativ es" wcro all at tho Capitol
yesterday, and there w ere vague rumors of
nn agreement of somo sort. Nothing could
be learned either of the truth of the report or
of what the agreement consisted.
Senator Bnce declared j esterday that tho
"conservatives" understood" each other. He
added that ho had decided to aid Mr. Vilas in
trj ing to havo the sugar differential stricken
out of the bill. Ho said that as it was an ad
ministration measure tho administration
would have to take tho risk it the Dili were
defeated by this course. Tho "conserva
tives," he insisted, would not bo responsible.
There is no prospect of a caucus before to
morrow according to Senator Gorman.
The Republican "steering" committee met
informally yesterday, but did not decide on
any campaign against tho bill. They prefer
to let iho Democrats do tho talking.
The only other topics that were discussed
in Democratic Senatorial circles yesterday
with roferenco to tho bill were tho possibility
of a caucus on Monday, which is" thought
Several Brokers nnd a Newspaper Man
Examined By the Committee.
The Senato Investigating Committee con
tinued its proceedings j esterday, Senators
Gray, Lindsay, and Davis being present.
Tho more important witnesses were W. B.
Wheeler, a New York broker, who was said to
havo dealt in sugar stock for United
Stites Seudtors. Ho denied tho report.
Mr. Seip, who claimed knowledge that
certain United States Senators had dealt
through Seymour, Young A. Co., was also
examined; also Henry Hood, of the New York
Herald, who wroto tho local article in that
paper a few da s ago relative to tho alleged
perjury by United States Senators.
No information was given out by Senator
Gray as to the character of tho testimony.
Tho inquiry will probably be resumed early
POTOMAC BOAT CLUB'S JUBILEE.
Twenty-five Years of Activity Celebrated
with Song and Good Cheer.
The silver jubilee of tho Potomac Boat
Club occurred yesterday, and the members
celebrated it with more than ordinary glee.
At 7o'clock tho club and its friends wero towed
to the upper landing, where a feast of reason
and a flow of 60ul and other things was in
dulged in with that old time ardorl for which
JVe tno club is famous.
all enjoyed it to their heart's content. Tho
Inner man was well provided for, the two
specials, eatables and drinkables being on
band in great plentitude.
The landing itself was prettily decorated
with Chinese lanterns, and their light shown
through the dense moss of green foliage,
which gave a quaint beauty to the scenery.
Among those present were William E. U.
Merritt, Frederick J. Blair, William G. War
den. John Hadley Doyle, William M. Offloy,
Georgo Johnson, T. Grant, 0. Puiro, McKin
ney and W. H. Connolly.
fipeailng and singing were tho features of
the night's entrtalnmcnt, and the boys sang
with a heartiness that made tho old palisades
ring with music
SHOT DOWN IN HIS TRACKS.
Rev. Dr. Piatt Pms with His Life for Get
ting Into a Quarrel.
Little Eock, Ark. July 2L A special to
tho Gazette from El Dorado, Ark., says: In the
neighborhood of Ivory's ferry, near tho Ar
kansas and Louisiana, somo one started
a report that Ilev. Matt, tho leading divine of
tho neighborhood, had made some indecent
remark about ajoung lady of his congrega
tion. Matt denied this and said that Dan Ter
due was the author of thescandlous report. To
settle tho question of veracity, Mr. Perdue
and En. Matt, with their friends, met about
n mile btlow tho ferry all armed to the teeth.
There were Ilev. Matt, his father-in-law, Mr.
Stuart, and a Mr. Goulet on ono aide, nnd
Dan Terdue, his friend, Dill Tisdalo, sr.; Bill
Tisdalo, jr., and tho woman by tho name of
Wbilo It became apparent that the matter
could not bo settled peaceably, both principal)
eharged each other with originating tho
slander. Winchesters, shotguns, and pistols
were brought Into requisition and used freely
on each side. Matt w. is killed in his tracks.
Stuart was shot down nnd beat over tho head
with a revolver, leaving flvo gashes, and Is
now in a critical condition, and Goulet had
three fingers shct off.
After killing Matt, Terduo and his friends
fired shot after shot into tho minister's dead
body. Only ono of the Perdue crowd was
wounded. Dill Tisdalo, jr., was shot through
both hips and will likely dlo. Fxcitoment is
at fever heat In the community and further
trouble is expected at any time.
LENNARD'S BULLET-PROOF COAT.
Test with a New ContriTance to Ward Off
an Enemy's Shots.
New Touk. July 21. A number of Gentle
men went ov er to Governor's Island to-day
to see the test of W. J. F. Leonard's bullet
proof coat. Capt. G. P. Pntton, commanding
Fort Columbus, had promised Mr. Lcnnard n
test. The bullet-proof shield was hung on n
post nnd Lieut, C. T. Treat took a Springfield
and flrel five or six shots at a dlstanco of
forty feet. The bullets burled themselves in
the material, but did not go quite through,
though they made lumps on the other side.
"Mr Leonard's coat has effectually resisted
the bullets; there is no doubt of that," said
Capt. l'atton. "but I can't seo the utility of
the thing. You might as well equip an army
with metallic shields and be done with It.
You could not get soldiers to wear such coals
Capt. Pattern refused to allow Mr. Lennard
to wear his shield nnd be 11 red at. He did not
care to have bis command take the responsi
bility in the event ot an accident, he said.
l holesale Discharges from Office Since
Advent of Present Administration Bill
for Protection Before Congress.
Grand Army men are feeling disconsolate
over the large number of dismissals of com
rades from government employment since tho
advent of the present administration.
At Grand Army headquarters the state
ment was made last night that 400 or more
members had been removed from office.
There were so many who lost their places
that the officers of tho Department ot the
Potomac took notice of the matter and
addressed a communication to the com
manders ot twenty Grand Army posts in
tho District, asking fur lists of mem
bers who had lost ti.elr situations dur
ing the time mentioned. Commander
of Georgo G. Meado Post submitted
a list of 32 men of his organization who had
been "bounced." The commander of Gar
field Post repotted that eight of his comrades
bad been turned out of their places in the
different departments. Tho reports from
other post commanders havo not been re
ceived as yet, but they will b sooner or later.
Tne Department of the Potomnc has a mem
bership of 3. COO comrades, and about two
thirds of this number are employed by the
government. Tho large number of removals
from public office was therefore severely felt
and consequently occasioned comment.
Another fact that is rather disheartening to
tho veterans is that tho few members who
wero fortunate enough to bo reinstated in
offlco have been given places at smaller sal
aries. There is an expectation among them that
large removals orototake place in the War
Department, the General Land Office, and in
tho Pension Office, nnd tho belief is that
many grand army men will bo among
those who are to go out. The Grand Army
men say also that a number of widows of
veterans and also a few sons of veterans
have lost their situations under tho govern
ment since tho present administration came
into power. t
The department encampment has ordered
that steps betaken to havo Congress provide a
way to retain In offlco ex-Union soldiers and
sailors. A bill was prepared by tho encamp
ment officers nnd introduced in the House of
I'.epresentativ es in April last which carries
out tho intention of the Grand Army men to
protect their associates In office.
GATHERING THEM IN.
Chairman Taubcneck Says Democratic
Congressmen Arc Coming Into tho
Populist Hanks Very" Tost.
H. E. Taubcneck, chairman of tbo Populist
national committee, in response to tho request
of a Times man j esterday for a list of the
politicians of prominence in other parties who
have recently deserted to tho Populist ranks,
"I can give you no names, now, but if you
will snow mo your list I shall take pleasure in
telling you if it is correct."
"Did you receive a letter or telegram from
Congressman William U. Denson, of Ala
bama, announing his intention to hereafter
affiliate with jour party?'
"You may say, as from me, if you core to,
that Mr. Denson is In Alabama canvassing
against tho administration, against Col.
Oates, and against the state platform of the
"lhat is definite?"
"Yes, and as much as I care to state at this
"Aro there any others in Congress who are
likely to follow Mr. Denson's example?"
"As many as flvo members of Congress
from the South and West, and all Democrats,
havo been in consultation with mo at times,
and wo havo discussed tho situation frankly
and confidentially. I havo absolute faith in
"What hav o you to say of the outlook for
your party In tno coming elections?"
"It is too early to forecast results except as
to Alabama. I bellevo we ore certain of car
rying that state. We havo tho advactage
this year of being in control of tho election
machinery in thirty-eight of tho 'white' coun
ties. Tho church and leading members of the
bar havo como out openly for honest elections',
and that is encouraging. But wo also rely upon
tho fact that in tho 'black belt,' where Gover
nor Jones got his majority of 35.000, but Ave
fer cent of tho voters are registered. I be
icvo our majority will be so great that it can
not bo disturbed."
Swapping Officers In San Francisco.
United States TreasurerMorgan, accompa
nied by G. C.I3antz, assistant cashier; Burton
T. Doyle, chief o'f' the warrant division, and
George H. Smith, ot the publlo moneys divi
sion, Treasury Department, will leave Wash
ington to-morrow for San Francisco, where
he will superintend the transfer of the United
Stites subtreasury to Campbell P. Berry, re
cently appointed Assistant United States
Treasurer. Mr. Berry's official bond, in tho
sum of $600,000. was to-day approved by the
Solicitor of tho Treasury.
ALLEN IS NOT SATISFIED
He Will Hake His Own Report on
Senate Sugar Investigation.
TRUSTS' CAMPAIGN DONATIONS
It Mado Them to Both Parties in National and
Local Elections Need of a Law Against
Senatorial Speculation Investigating
Committee in Session Again Yesterday.
Omaha, Nebr., July 21. A Washington spe
cial to tho Omaha Boo s-rvs Sonator Allen, of
Nebraska, who was a member of the sugar in
vestigating committee, has mado an addi
tional roport to tho Senato supplementing
thnt of tho committee. Ho says:
"In view of tho fact that tho ro port of Sena
tors Gray and Lindsey, In which I concur,
does not set forth the facts in this case as fully
as I think they should bo stated, I have
deemod it perfectly propor to file n separate
and additional report The testimony shows
to my mind quite conclusively that contribu
tions were mado by tho sugar trust to both
tho Eepublican and Democratic parties for
"The testimony of nenry O. and Thoodoro
Havemeyer and John E. Searles leaves no
doubt of the fact that the sugar trust In the
state of New York in 1802 eontributod money
to tho Democratic party for campaign pur
poses, and at tho same time, and for the same
purpose, contributed money to the Republi
can party in tho State of Massachusetts. It is
truo that tho witnesses testillcd that their
contributions were mado for local and state
purposes, but there is no doubt in my mind
that tho money went into tho general cam
paign fund of those states, and was ued as
much for national as for 6tato and local pur
poses. GAVE TO BOTH rVBTIES.
"I think the American Sugar Keflnlng Com
pany, popularly and more rroperly known as
the American sugar trust, has been in tho
habit of contributing money to tbo natlonul
campaign fund of both tho Democratio and
Eepublican parties through its president, with
the expectation, if not tho implied promise,
that whichever party succeeded to power the
interests of tho company should be 'cared
for' by it This deduction is fully warranted
by the testimony taken by us.
"A wi-ely drawn and judicious law looking
to a prompt nnd efficient remedy for this
growing evil should be passed by Congress
and approved by tbo President
"Tho testimony shows tbut two Senators,
John It. Mcpherson, of Xew Jersey, and Mat
thew S. Quay, of Fennsvlvnnin, did engage in
speculating in what la known ns sugar stocks
or certificates during the pendency of the
present tariff bill before the senate. As their
testimony accompanies this report and is self
explanatory. I will do no more than to say that
I think it fully discloses tho necessity for a
law prohibiting this practice.
"It is a delicate matter for me to speak upon
this subject, but a sense of public duty re
quires me to condemn tho practice as unwise
and fraught with danger, and as one which,
if indulged in to any considerable extent by
Senators and Representatives, will inevitably
lead to tbo defeat of tho needed reform in
"Tho evidence does not show that the sugar
trust had any direct influence in procuring
the presentation to the benato of the commit
tee amendment to the sugar schedule, al
though I think thnt sshedule, in co far as it
prescribes an ad valorem system of taxation,
is entirely satisfactory to the trust
JOJiES AD CAELISLE EXOSEBATED.
"There is nothing in tho evidence to show
that Secretary Carlisle had any improper in
terviews with any ropresentntiveof tho trust
or that any advice he mny havo given or as
sistance he may have rendered the Financo
Committee was at all improper or out oi
"I am well convinced that in what Senator
Jones did in the premises he was actuated by
honorable motives and had no desire to un
duly favor the sucar trust in any respect
"I believe It to bo duo to all ot theso officers
to say that the evidence does not cast a sus
picion upon their conduct
"I am thoroughly convinced, however, that
no Senator or Eopresentatlvo should ever
permit himself to be approached upon any
subject connected with legislation by repre
senting private or special interests, except on
such occasions when such persons may be
heard by the committeeof which he is a mem
ber, exactly as they would bo beard in a court
of justice in a case there peuding and to bo
DA.DLI:.0 BEFBVCTOBY WITNESSES.
"It is proper to call atteutionto the reckless
and open deflanco of tho authority of the
Senate to require witnesses to answer ques
tions that may bo put to them, or mako dis
closures germane to tho subject matter of in
vestigation. Tho defiance of our authority
by witnesses demonstrates to me that if tbo
Senato ever expects to arrive at tbo truth of
any matter under investigation by a commit
teo appointed by it it must promptly take
contumacious witnesses in hand and deal with
them without delay as they would be dealt
with in a court of justice under iiko circum
stances. "But so long as partisan politics enters into
tbo discussion and consideration of investi
gations of this character the people can ex
pect such witnesses to escape unpunished,
and no one knows this truth better than tho
Jtotcs of the Departments.
,Mr. Terrell, United States minister to
Turkey, cables that tho assailants of Miss
Melton are stiil in jail.
Clerks who are to bo removed from tho
Patent Offlco will be notified on Monday.
Twenty changes wero promulgated in the
General Land Offlco yesterday.
Tho mail scrvico in the Westom country
has greatly Improved. There is a general re
sumption ot mail trains along the Pacific
coast and through California.
Secretary Carlisle has suggested an amend
ment to the Revised Statutes, so as to give
him power to remit penalties for infringe
ment of tho immigration, quarantine, and
alien contract laws.
Capt llirnle, of tho Ordnance Department,
has gono to Chicago and Fort Sheridan, 111.,
for the purpose of making a technical ex
amination of the field artillery, ammunition,
Capt. O. M. Carter's bravery during the ex
plosion of tiowder at Tort Pulaski, Ga., will
bo fully recognized at the war office. The of
ficials of the department speak In high words
of praise of Capt Carter's coolness.
Tho President directs that so much of sec
tion 6 of tho order of February 27, 1891, as
authorizes detention of pay as a punisment
in tbo army bo revoked. Hereafter detention
ot pay by sentence of court martial will not
Medals of honor have been awarded to the
following members of the volunteer storming
party at Yieksburg, 1862: Jasper N. North,
private, Company D. Fourth lrglnia Volun
teers, now in Bloomingdale, Wis.; Charles W.
Bundle, private, Company A, 116th Illinois
Volunteers, now at Grand Junction. Colo.;
Thomas J. Ward, private, Company C, 116th
Illinois Volunteers, now at Anaconda. Mont;
Martin E. Davis, private, Company H, 116th
Illinois Volunteers, now at Demorest, Go.;
David H. Helms, private, Company B, Eighty
third Indiana Volunteers, now at Blllsboro.
MINERS' MASS MEETING.
Three Thousand of Them March Heavily
Armed, but Aro Orderly.
Cosxelsville, Fa., July 21. A new phaso
was given to the coke strike hero to-day.
Over 3,000 strikers marched from all over the
region to be present at the mass meeting held
at River View Park. The new feature of
tho marching tactics was the show of arms
made by the men In lino. In both tbo crowds
from the south end of tbo county and that
from the northern end thero were groups of
armed men with guns, rifles and old army
Not less than fifty guns were carried by tho
marchers, while hundreds marched along
with revolvers protruding from their pockets
and belts. This was done with a double
purpose, to show the non-union men
that the strikers aro armed, and to
avoid the possible arrest for carrying
concealed weapons. DcsDite this martial dis
play tho strikers wero orderly ami the
weapons wero not called Into play. The con
V cntiou again decided to contlnuo tho strike.
COMMODORE IS ABOLISHED
Naval Reorganization Does Away with
This Old Grade.
MADE REAR ADMIRALS INSTEAD
New Order Establishes Eight Military Corps
in Line, and Two Classes of Civil Employes.
Active List of Commissioned Line Officers
Divided Into Seven Grades, with Limits.
Tho special committee of Congress, mado
up of thrco Senators nnd three Representa
tives, created for the purpose of Iranilns a
systematic reorganization of tho personnel of
tho navy, completed its work yesterday on
the staff nnd lino reorganization of the navy
and of the marino corps. It remains only to
reorganize the enlisted branch of tho service.
This branch of tho work Will be completed
Monday, so that tho entire scheme of naval
reorganization will be reported to Congress
In tho reorganization of tho staff and
lino it is provided that there shall be
eight military corps, designated as follows:
Corps of tho line, medical corps, pay corps,
engineer corps, naval construction, naval
cadets, enlisted men. Two classes of chll
emjloyes of the navy aro also established,
namely, professors of mathematics and civil
engineers. It bad been intended also to
cbangu the present law as to chaplains, but
this was struck out nnd the law stands
as at present. Tho active ll-t of com
missioned lino officers is divided into seven
trades, with tho following limits: Sixteen
rear admirals, CO captains, 100 commanders.
71 lieutenant commanders, 250 lieutenants, 75
lieutenants, junior grade, ensigns sufficient to
maintain tho total of active list
Tbo grade of commodore on tho activo list
of the navy is abolished and officers In that
grado now on the active list shall bo commis
sioned rear admirals.
No increase is mado In any of tho corps.
Tho status of each Is fully defined, and a con
tention of many ears as to relative rank be
tween staff and line officers is remedied. The
pay of staff officers is reduced to make it con
form to that of lino officers of tho same rank.
One of tbo most important features Is tho
creation of a "reserve list" to overcome tho
present congestion of the line. The reserve
list fs limited to 100. and is mado up by fik
ing from tho most congested branches ot tho
service. Those entitled to enter tho list must
have entered tho service between the years
1SC1 ami 1867, inclusive. Tho "reserve list"
does not Increase tbo number of officers, the
purpose being to assign officers of this list to
work now performed by officers on active
shore service. .
It is provided that rear admirals shall be.
appointed by tho President from tho list of
captains and shall be continued by the
Extensive changes are made In the Marino
Corps. Tho commandant is raised to a briga
dier general and there aro al?o created two
colonels, two lieutenant colonels, four majors,
twenty captains, thirty first lieutenonts.twelvo
Tho leader of the Marine band. Prof. Fan-
clulli, now an enlisted man, is advanced to
tho rank of second lieutenant No advance
of pay is mado to tho musicians of tho band.
HOUSE DOWN OX THE SENATE.
Hill for Election of Senators By Direct
Vote of People Passed Ci H Service
But little business was transacted by the
Hou$e yesterday. The resolution proposing
an amendment to the Constitution providing
for tho election of Senators by the direct voto
of tho people was passed by a two-thirds ma
jority, with thirteen votes to spare. The vote
was 1S7 to 49.
The Senato amendments to the Indian ap
propriation bill wero disagreed to and con
ferees! were appointed.
Tho Hou60 bill for tho reinstatement of
clerks dismissed from the Hallway Mall
Service between the 15th of March and the 1st
of May. 1889. was under consideration all tho
afternoon, but failed ot passage on account ot
tho lack of a quorum.
In tbo debato Mr. Bynum spoke for tho
bill, which was offered by Messrs. Reed,
Grosvenor, Everett, nnd Hepburn. Mr.
BjnumandMr. Heed got into a dispute over
tho action of Mr. Cleveland in placing tho
Railway Mall Service under the civil (service
toward tho end of his term and tbo similar
action of Mr. Harrison in tho cj,o of tho
letter-carriers. Dr. Everett broke in that it
was impossible to correct ono wrong by com
mitting another. Tho wholo thing, ho said,
was a legacy from tho spoils system.
Mr. Pendleton, of West Virginia, in tho
course of Mr. Grosvcnor's remarks, askod tho
Ohio Congressman if bo thought he could
pass tho civil scrvico examination. Mr.
Grosvenor replied sharply that he certainly
could If tho gentleman from Wtst Virginia
were to ask tho questions. Absenco of a
quorum prevented action on the bill.
Reformed Jewish I'rav cr Book.
CArEMAr. N. J., July 21. Tho editorial
committee appointed by the recent conference
of thu Reformed Congregations of the Jowish
Church in America, composed of Rev. Dr. G.
Gothcil, of Now York; Itev. Dr. Berkowitz, of
Philadelphia; Rev. Dr. David rhillpson, of
Cincinnati: Rev. Dr. Rudolph Grossman, of
Now York, and Rev. Dr. Jacob Vorsanger, of
San rrancisco, to revise tho union prayer
book recently adopted by that body, havo
concluded their four days' session and are
ready with tho work, which has taken more
than two years of time. The revision Is ready
for the publishers.
Spanish Troops Killed by Malays.
Mi-DBro, July 21. It is officially announced
that a force of Mohammedan Malays sur
prised the Spanish troops at MIndano, In the
Malay archipelago. In the fighting that en
sued, which finally resulted in he repulse of
the attacking force, fourteen Spaniards, in
cluding ono officer, were killed nnd forty
seven others, of whom two were officers, were
wounded. The Malays lost twenty-seven
GERMANY AND THE TARIFF
No Retaliation Likely on Account of
BEER BOYCOTT IS DWINDLING
Emperor 'William's Considerate Attitude To
ward Franco Resented by Some Super
patriotic Teutons Marked Decline of Emi
gration from Leading Ports.
Copyrighted, 1S31, by the Associated Press.
Briui!., July 21. Considerable interest is
taken hero in tbo tariff legislation ot the
United States. It has been learned that nego
tiations aro proceeding between Berlin nnd
Washington in order to prevent tho possibil
ity of a commercial war. Tho decision of tno
United States In regard to sugar is awaited
with great anxiety in Germany. Tho subject
has been considerably commented upon in the
newspapers and many editorials written on
the subject condemn the stand taken by
tho United States Senate.
Naturally, under the circumstances, people
in this country aro nlrrndy discussing tho pos
sible reprisals which Germany could make in
tho event of her suffering through American
tariff legislation. For instance, the Ham
burger Correspondent, a newspaper well
known ns getting much of its news from high
official sources, proposes, in case duty is im
posed U(Kn rawsugar, that Germany should
raio the duty on American petroleum. But
in this case the proposition contained in the
article referred to originated in tho mind of
the editor of that paper. Tho government de
sires that nothing should occur to prejudice
the good relations between tbo two countries
nnd it is not likely that anything but very
grave complications could mar this good feel
ing. EMr-ZEGR William's tesdeesess foe fxaxce.
As an evidence of Emperor William's de
sire for peace and his wish to do nothing to
wound the feelings of the people of
France, the great Tall parade of the garri
son which, since September, 1871. has been
fixed for September, on the ere of Sedan day,
the anniversary of the surrender ot Napoleon
III at Sedan, September 2. 1870, has this year
been ordered to take place on August 18.
The Emperor's, attitude of conciliation is re
sented by a large scctiun of tho people who
claim the right to rejoice on tbo day they con
sider tho anniversary of tho birth of the" Ger
man empire, without caring whether it
pleases France or not.
Pnnco Bismarck is In better health than is
generally believed. His trip from Schoenhau
sento Vnrzin lasted eleven hours, tbo last three
ot which, during the night, ho truvcled In a
carriage; but the exertion does not seem to
havo had any ill effect upon him. Tho ex-
Chancellor mado seven speeches while en
route, the most remarkable of them being the
one which closed with his request for "three
cheers for Berlin."
Tho Berlin press expressed amazement at
this action upon tho part of Prince Bismarck,
and commented upon the fact that this was
the first time since: 1878 that ho had said a
friendly word for tho capital. The ex-Chancellor
has nhvnjs shown himself a fierce op
ponent for Berlin, which returned men to the
Reichstag who opposed his policy.
socialists and the beeb boycott.
Tho beer boycott continues, although tho
socialists are losing ground. Tho struggle is
now nssumlng thn character of a decisive bat
tlo between the Bourgoi-4o and the socialists.
Tho latter are coercing their adherents in
cverj possible manner. The socialist election
commlltoe has resolved to exclude from its
support every one shown to be in the habit of
drinking bojeotled beer. On the other hand
the beer saloons bavo ceased taking the Vor
wacrts, tho organ ot tho socialists. More
than a million marks has been contributed to
light tho boycott, by assisting the saloonkeep
ers. Men hko Krutp. the great indnstrials,
and all Germany have contributed largely to
theso funds. Thn daily amounts received
nverage 50,000 marks, while the socialist boj
cotters command about 500 marks daily.
Tho woman from St. Petersburg who was
taken to the Monbit hospital, suffering from
cholera, is recovering. Tho disease from
which she was suffering was of a mild type,
and there is no fear that it will spread in this
city. More alarm is felt at the possible in
road of the disease from the eastern frontier.
Raftsmen descending the Vistula from Ikis
siun Poland are a constant source of danger,
but tbo greatest precaution is exercised all
along the frontier. In spito of this fact, how
ever, fh e deaths from cholera and one fresh
cose have been reported from that part of the
country to-day. Unless this state of affairs
ceases within tho next month the imperial
maneuvers about Konigsberg in September
will be postponed.
EMIOnATIOS FALLIXQ OFT.
Tho imperial budget for the year ended in
March shows a surplus of 12,500,000 marks,
instead of 1,250,000, as estimated. This is in
spite of tho fact that the army and navy ex
penses wero underestimated to tho extent of
10,000,000 marks. The surplus is due to
Targe increases of revenuo from the post of
llce and the Imperial taxes.
An official statement shows that emigration
from Hamburg, Bremen, Stottln, Rotterdam,
Antwerp, and Amsterdam is falling off con
tinuously and rapidly. The wholo number
of Germans forwarded to the United States
by six lines was 3.339 for the month of June,
against 8,753 for June, 1893, and tho outlook
lor J uiy is even worse.
Mnjor Wiismann, the dlsMnguished Ger
man explorer, has arrived hero in the best of
health. In an interview he said that ho hopes
to return to Africa nt the earliest possible
date. He considers the victory of the Italians
at Eassala to be of tho greatest importance to
.Mrs. Arnold's Home-made Wine.
Theresa Arnold appeared in the police
court j esterday to answer to the charge of
conducting nn unlicensed bar. Mrs. Arnold's
case is probably ono of the most peculiar ever
tried in this city.
Mrs. Arnold, who lives oat near the
Soldiers' Hoinchas quite a large vineyard
and is in the habit ot making a largo supply
of wine every year. This sho dis
poses of by the glass. When her case
was called yesterday she explained to
Judge Miller that she had been told that it
wn3 unnecessary to obtain a license to dispose
of home-mndo wine, and was unaware of hav
ing committed any offense in so doing. This
explanation his honor accepted, and dis
missed tbo defendant upon her promise not
to repeat the offense.
Bull Fight in Ohio.
Lima, Ohio, July 21. At Beaver Dam last
evening there was n genuine bull fight Two
farmers living in the neighborhood quarreled.
One bad a Durham bull and the other a Jer
sey bull. For some time post they have in
dulged in a great deal of bandying as to who
had the better animal. It was finally arranged
that they pit the animals against each other
in a ring on tho main street ot the town. After
an hour and a half of fighting the Jersey bull
camo out victorious, having killed his oppo
nent Both were terribly cut up.
Quietly Made a Republic.
A further report was received at the Navy
DeDortment yesterday from Admiral Walker,
confirming his preceding report that the
change in the form ot government in Hawaii
from a provisional government to a republic
had been accomplished quietly, and inclosing
a complete copy of the new constitution ( the
DESTRUCTIOK ALL AROUND.
By an Improperly Fired B'ast Several
Persons Are Injured.
New Yobk, July 2L An Improperly fired
blast in an excavation at Sixty-seventh street
and Amsterdam avenue this city, injured four
persons, shattered plate-glass windows,
tore window shutters from their
fastenings and wrecked furniture
In bouses. The neighborhood was
thrown into intense excitement while the men
who were responsible for the blast flod, fear
The injured are: Samuel Keller, contusion
of the side; Maggie Holdcrman, 13, contusion
of body: Thomas Perry, 13, contusion of side;
Sarah Totten, contusion of body. Patrick
O'Donnell, one ot the helpers has been
When the blast was fired a gang of blasters
were drinking in a saloon opposite. A dozen
stones crashed through the saloon window,
scattering the men. Samuel Keller, tbo bar
tender.was struck In tho side, receiving severe
Maggie Ifolderman was wheeling a baby In
a carriage. 3Iaggie was knocked down, but
tho baby was unhurt. Tommy Perry, 13 yeirs
old, was struck by tbo shower of stones and
sev erely hurt, nnd was removed to a hospital.
The stones flew forty feet into the air and on
the second floorot onebouso crashed through
the window, hurled Sarah Totten to tho
floor, severely Injuring her. Ono of the
missiles went through tbo caned back of a
chair in tho middle of tho room. Every win
dow in the building opposite the blasting
was broken, and to the fourth floor the shut
ters were wrenched from their fastenings.
The extent of the damage done is not
known. Tho police are searching for the con
tractor and foreman.
BULLETS YfERE WHISTLIKC.
Fight Between Pennsylvania Coks Strik
ers, Deputies, and .Negroes.
Scottdale, Pa., July 21. While a crowd
ot coke strikers were returning from
a mass meeting near ConnellSTiUo this
evening somo negro boys nt Mover's
plant jeered at them. The strikers
immediately broke from tho ranks and
took after the boys, rnnning them into tne
company store. Here the men met a lot ot
deputies and negroes armed with Winchesters,
who immediately opened Are on the strikera.
There wero about 100 men in tbo ranks, and
they fled in all directions, with bullets from
the Winchesters whistling after them.
Two strikers are known to havo been shot
and dangerously wounded, and how many
more cannot be told at the present time. The
names of the wounded men aro not yet
known. The affair is causing great excite
ment in the neighborhood where the strikers
live. The operators claim to have mado the
best run to-day that has been made since the
strike began, and nearly 1,000 cars of coke
were sent from tbo region.
BUCKSHOT IN HIS HIP'
Serious -Mistake of a Drunk.cn Alan nt a
Columbia, S. C. July 21. A county politi
cal meeticg was held at Eostover, near
Columbia, to-day. For fear of trouble
several deputy sheriffs were appointed to
keep order. A drunken man named
Joyner was hanging round tho meeting
and seemed impressed with tho idea that
Deputy Bradham had a warrant for his ar
rest Wiulo Bradham bad his back turned
and was listening to tho speakers Joyner
Bred on him with a double-barrel shotgun
and put n load of buckshot in Bradham's
hip. Bradham Is not dead, but is danger
ously wounded. He is now in the city hos
pital under treatment
A People's party club was organizod at
Lexington to-day. The club will not par
ticipate in the present state campaign, but is
preparing for the presidential struggle in
189G. Populists say they intend to push tho
organization of clubs all over the State.
FOUND THEIR WANDERING BOY.
One of the Injured in the Caisson Explo
sion Restored to Ills Family.
Chicaoo, July 21. Through tho publication
of his namo as ono of tho slightly injured in
tho explosion of the caisson of Battery F, Sec
ond Artillery, tho whereabouts of Paul Pan
uska, who disappeared from his homo in a
Chicago suburb six months ago, has been dis
covered. Panuskn left homo without warn
ing, and his family and friends searched for
him unavailingly until the story of the explo
sion revealed tho fact that tbeyoungmanwas
enlisted in Battery F, U. S. A.
As a result ot tho riots Pancska's battery
will be permanent!) located at Fort Sheridan,
near his old home. A touch of romance is
added tptno story by the report that Panuska
will bherfly bo married to an old time play
mate. DESPERATE COMMONWEALERS.
They Demand rood and Burn Fences and
Feemoxt, Ohio, July 21. Count Bylaow
skl's army of commoawealers, ono hundred
and sixty-two strong, encamped on tho fair
grounds here, became despcrato this morning
for want ot food, which they demanded ot
the city or else tho men would be turned
loose in the city to enforce their demands.
They began burning fences and part of the
fair ground buildings. Tho whole city is ex
cited over the promised .riot, and if necessary
the local military organization will be called
Frightful Increase in the Daily Number of
Cases and Death-..
St. Peteksbueo, July 21. Tho spread of
cholera Is assuming alarming proportions.
There are 200 new cases and 100 deaths dally.
There aro 1,000 patients, chiefly factory and
barge hands, in tbo hospitals. The heat is
stifling. The epidemic has reached tho mili
tary camp at Krasnoselo.
The following aro tho offlciil cholora re
turns for the week ending to-day: St Peters
burgNow cases, 1,292; deaths, 581. Cron
stadt Now cases, 58; deaths, IS.
Killed by Drinking Cherry Beer.
FateesOS, N. J., July 2L Two children are
dead, their mother, Mrs. Marinus Baker, is
seriously ill, and another woman, Mrs. Isa
bella Landenburg, is in danger of death,
through drinking cherry beer.
Cherry beer is n favorite drink In tho neigh
borhood of East Main street where the women
live. Yesterday afternoon Mrs. Baker sent
out for some, and the four partook freely ot
it. Soon afterwards they wero all taken vio
lently ill. and notwithstanding thu efforts ot
physician) the children died. Tho women
were unconscious for several hours but were
It is thought that barks of a poisonous na
ture had been mixed with the cherry bark by
All Trace of Him Lost.
New Tom, July 21. William Longstaft,
who left the home of his relatives. No. 271
Seventh street, on July 7 to attend the Glass
Blowers convention at Philadelphia, ot which
he was grand secretary, bos not been seen or
heard from since. His relatives are very
anxious to find some trace of him.
Drowned in Her Bath Tnb.
West Citesteb, Pa., July 21. Mrs. Anna
Perry, 90 years of age, was found dead in her
bath tab this morning. It Is supposed she
fell in the tub during the night and dii not
have strength enough to lift herself oat
PACIFIC RAILWAY DEBTS
Report of the House Committee Says
Roads Must Come to Terms.
PROTECTING .THE GOVERNMENT
First mortgage Must Be Paid Off and the
Dobt Owing the Government Become a
First Lien at 3 Per Cent Interest Gradual
Repayment of PrincipaL
Representative Heilly, chairman of tha
Committee on Pacific Railways, made a re
port to the House yesterday on the bill to
adjust tho debts of tho Central and Union
Paciflo Railway Companies. A review of the
legislation affecting the road3 from 1862 la
given in tho report Tho purpose of the com
mittee, It is explained, is not only to devise
somo plan that would secure payment of the
government's claims, but that would be final
in its operations and dissolve tho compli
cated relations that have heretofore existed
between the government and these com
panies. The bill is said to differ from former legis
lation in vital respects, in that all of the
former bills contemplated the extension or
funding of the entire indebtedness the first
mortgngo as well as the government debt
and applied the amount in the sinking fund
to the credit of the companies on their indebt
ness to the government
TOO UEAVT ASSCAL CnABOES.
It is pointed out that both tho first mortgage
bonds and the government bonds bear 6 per
cent interest, which tho committee believes
it is nnd will be impossible for the companies
to meet, as it has been in the past Interest
on tho first mortgage bonds has been paid
regularly, bnt the principal of the govern
ment bonds h.is been more than doubled by
tbo accumulation of interest in excess of nil
reimbursement, and no ono expects the com
panies to pay their debts to the government
Annual interest on the first mortgage bonds
has amounted to over two millions a year for
tho Union Pacific and 1,000,000 for the Cen
tral Pacific, and it seemed to the committee
that if tbo first mortgage was to be continued
with priority of lien, it would be futile to at
tempt an adjustment of the government's in
debtedness on that basis.
sischaboe fibst xobtqage.
Accordingly tho committee directed their
efforts to a plan looking to the extinguish
ment of the lien, and by the bill the amount
in the sinking fund is applied to that pur
pose, upon condition that the companies shall
provido in a manner satisfactory to the Sec
retary of the Treasury for the payment of tho
remainder of the bonds and the discharge ot
the first mortgage, giving the government a
first instead of n second lien on the property;
a disposition of the sfnking fund considered
more advantageous to the United States than
its application as a credit on its own debt
Tho committee considers the arrangement
advantageous to both parties, that it is within
their ability to comply with the provisions ot
the bill, and thinks the companies will will
ingly comply if they are disposed toward a
The bill also provides tor the method of as
certaining the amount of the debt due tho
government on the 1st of January, 1895, and
that bonds ot the companies, to run 50 years,
shall be given for the amount, bearing 3 per
cent, interest, payable semi-annually, with
semi-annual and gradually increasing pay
ments on tho principal. The bill contem
plates settling the extent of the government
lien, and includes in tne mortgage the valu
able terminal properties of the Union Pocifla
at Omaha, Kansas City, and other points,
estimated to bo worth $15,000,000.
There are other provisions covering the
payment of dividends by the companies so
long as tho United Statesshall own nny bonds,
for a payment for transportation service and
for preserving other rights of the United
In case of default in respect to any obliga
tion for which any lien exists in favor of the
United States upon any property of any of
the companies, or in caso of any proceeding
brouzbt by holders of any other lien, the
Attorney General is authorized to enforce tha
claim and foreclose any lien ot tho United
States by sale or otherwise, and if by sale the
property shall bo sold to the highest bidder
for "a sum not less than tho amount of the
debt due to tho United States, and all interest
thereon to the date of the confirmation of the
sale, and the Attorney General is authorized
to bid such an amount in order to protect the
Purcha-er3 and their associates shall bo In
vested with all tho property and franchise
upon confirmation of tbo sale by the court
and compliance therewith, nnd npon filing a
certificate accepting the provisions of the act,
giving the name under which the company is
to be organized, naming fifteen directors and
making all laws relating to government direc
tors aDply to tho reorganized company. The
court ot appeals of the District ot Columbia
is given jurisdiction over legal proceedings.
Unless somo adjustment is affected, Mr.
Reilly's report concludes, foreclosure seems
inevitable, nnd that might Involve the neces
sity of tho government being compelled, in
order to protect itself, to pay off the first mort
gage, thereby Involving an additional outlay
of public money en tho roads of over 540,000,
000 above the sinking fund, which would
make the aggregate of tho government's in
vestment about 5170.000,000.
THREE GLOVE CONTESTS.
Fights in Prospect Before the Different
Clubs in New Orleans.
New Obleass, July 21. Prize fighting has
taken a new lease of life In this city since the
recent legislature refused to pass the bill pro
hibiting glove contests in this state. Threo
fights are scheduled to bo pulled off in the
near future. Tho first fight which will take
placo is to bo between AndyBowen and
Jimmy Carroll. They will fight for a purse
of $1,500 on August S, at tho Auditorium
Club. On August 22 Jack Dempsey and Billy
McCarthy will moet at tho samo place for a
Eurso of 52,000, and on August H Jack Ever
ard and Stanton Abbott will meet at tho
OlympioCIub in a twenty-flve-round go for
Tho OlymDio club intends to mako a bid for
tho Corbett-Jackson light as soon as tho
proper time arrives. The club will offer $23.
000 for the fight, a sum which will also be of
fered by the Auditorium club for tbo match.
The latter club management is of the opinion
that FKzsimmons and Corbett would make a
better fight than would tho champion and
Jackson, but falling in this will be in the
market for the other.
Offets have been made by the Olympla
club for bout3 between James Barry and
Hugh Boyle, Tom Tierney and Charley
Kelly. Jack McAuliffo and Horace Leeds, and
Joe Choynskinnd Peter Mahor, to come oft
some time in September.
Hall rive Inches Deep.
Boise, Idaho, July 21. A terrible eyclona,
the first in the history of Idaho, iwept over
Elk county yesterday, uprooting trees and
killing thousands of cattle and sheep. Hail
stones to the depth of five inches fell In some
places. Some large trees were uprooted and
blown hundreds of yards away. The terri
tory is sparsely settled or many would doubt
less have been killed. Several persons were
Injured and two prospectors are missing.