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WASHlSTCrTOK, D. 0.9 MONDAY MOEKI2STG-, DECEMBER 10, 1894 SlS PAGES,
TO FIGHT THE INCOME TAX
Opponents Object to Appropriation For
Expenses of Collection.
FOOLING BILL VOTE TO-MORROW
North Carolina Contested Elections Cases
Will Come Tip Thursday Steering Com
mittee to Eoaodnle the 'Order of Discus
sion in the Senate The Hicaragnan Bill.
'Hie second week of tbo session in the
IIolso promisee to witness a fierce struggle
ovir the income tux ia connection with the
nT rojiriatlon to be incorporated in the
fpent deficiency DM! to provide for the col
2e tiou of the mk, wbieh begins "January 1,
1k,j. Mr. Hayres, chairman of the Appropri
ations Committee, inteads to call up tho bill
to-morrow after the railroad pooling bill is
Mr. Bnrtlett, of Now York, Is at the head
of the opposition to the appropriation, and
Cithough this opposition is sot considered
stmijg enough to dofoat tho appropriation, it
is expected that the debate will abound with
e rmionious refereooes to tho late election,
en J that much bad blood will be manifested.
lb'1 consideration of the income tax appro
j nation may consume several days. To-d ay
is I'i tnct of Columbia day, and to-morrow
ILo Vie of the pooling bill will be decided, us
Sir. 1 attereon, of Tennessee, in charge of tho
treasure, has given notice that at 8 o'clock
en Tjt-sday lie will demand the previous
rstion The general opinion is that the
1 in will not poes as reported, but probably
vri 1 arry when amended so as to give to the
Ir.1 rstate Commerce Commission absolute
coirol of the conditions of railroad pooling
i.n 1 f nal authority in the matter of revoking
r u ang orders.
Ys s-.nn as the argent deficiency bill.whieh
wl In' iow, is out of the way it is the iuten
t. a ol the Appropriation Committee to bring
forward the fortification appropriation bill.
Tho Nicaragua canal bill will not be brought
lip this week.
Thursday next, according to notice already
sttM. Mr. Brown, chairman of the Elections
C T.niittee, will call p the Kortn Carolina
- ,te-io i "lection case of Williams vs. Settle.
T' ere is little doubt that Settle, (Hep.) the
eiLg member, will retain his seat.
IK THE 8EXATE.
The week's programme in the Senate will
dej end largely, if not entirely, upon the de
c s "n of the Democratic steering committee
w ill r Vrnce to the order in which the bills
j - cr- i Ly the Democratic caucus are to be
z.w n . This point wa& left entirely to the
BtPTing committee, which Senator Gorman,
is t Lairman, says will probably meet to-day.
T.i . Lnnuttee will then, or at somesubse
c : rt eetiug, decidewbether the Nicaragua
lJ li 1, the bankruptcy bill, the New Mex
I , n J Arizona Mils, the Indian Territory bill
cr t . r solution for tho election of Senators
1 thrt peoj ie shall have precedence.
t is n t -u oeed by any one that the nro
X - J u-n n-j bill wille given liwt ptaee,
f rttc rf acn that no oorrency bid has yet
I.1 n. forojuiated. The friends of the other
1 . s Will unquestionably press their rosfec
t measures and it is as yet impossible to
ay wi..ch of tins bilk mentioned will receive
Y Lil tho committee is undecided Senator
31 rgan will be improving his opportunity to
t re-s tho claims of the Nicaragua bill. He
Ijs gi en notice of his intention to call the
' 1 1 1 up to-day and he will open the proceed
ings of the oay, after the disposal of the
ir ruing business, with a speech devoted to
n explanation of the merits of tbc bill. It
is j to Jable that this speech will consume the
great- j art of the day. Mr. Morgan will
by ak regardless of what the caucus commit
tee decision may be or whether there shall bo
anv decision previous to this afternoon.
iLe speech made, the decision of tbecom
rrate will probably bo allowed to control as
t wither the canal bill shall continue to re
ceive attention or shall be displaced by one of
ILo . ther favored measures.
lor the rest. Senator Morrill has given notice
cf an intention to present, as is his usual cus
t m at the beginning of a Congressional ses
sion, his views on some public question, gen
erally, as this year, related to the national
Senator Ilunton, of West Virginia, has also
gn en notice of a speech for Thursday on the
esta lish'uent of a national university. It is
als considered as possible that there will be
sc me executive work during tho week, espe
cial 'y if the Japanese treaty should be re
joneJ. ENTRIES FOR THE FUTURITY.
dominations Will Be Received but tho
Race May Not Be Run.
Nrw York, Dec. fl. The Coney Island
J .""key Club to-day announced the following
stakes for the Jane meeting, to close June 2,
Tho great trial stakes, $30,000, a sweep
stake jor two-year-olds. Faturity course,
about three-quarters of a mile; the
dtuUo event, ilO.OOO. a sweep
Btr.Les for two-year-olds; the first event to be
run en the first day of the June meetio?: the
BC-'Ed event to be run on the last day of j
tfcf reeling, uturlty course.
2 he announcement of the Futurity for the
autu-. meeting of 1887 is also made, tho
proviso being added that because of tho con
etitutinal amendmeuls tin- Coney Island
Jcf kr v Ciub will receive sealed entries, which
n.A i' main unopened until the action of the
legis at re of the State of Kew York shall en
atie iLft clut to deeide whether it is in a po
titi n to continue this event. If it is decided
that thf race is not to bo run the entries will
bo returned unopened and no forfeits in
curred FEARFUL OF THE FENIANS.
Dotectivcs Arc Known to Be Watching
Jlcmbers of England's Cabinet.
Loxdos, Dec 10. The Morning, comment
ing upon the statement that detectives aro
Cuardlng Mr. Asquith, tbo home secretary;
&.r V i. ham Vernon Harcourt, chancellor of
the c-- Le mer, and Mr. John Morloy, chief
ee rotary or Ireland, and the alleged revival
of I -ianiaj, records the visit to England a
we !-nwn Irish-American extremist under
tr-e a as of Dr. F. who, while he was in this
c.ty.vI-itoIDr. K., Joe T.,and Mr. K.. all of
trfcom were active in the Fenian movement.
klrF. also went to Llvorpool and Paris to
see Irish extremists He was shadowed by
detectives throughout his sojourn here and
sailed for Havre a few days ago.
Tlio Scotland Yard authorities are fully
alive to all revived Foniau noements and
the threats of the Irish-American organs.
Introduced American Vines.
Lc"tD'-v, Dec-10. A Paris dispatch to the
limes states that the statuo of M. Plancon,
who first advocated the introduction into
France of American vines to combat tlft
pfcvi.oxera, was unveiled Sunday at Mont
Banker Kelly Jilach Improved.
Nrw York, Dee. 8. The condition of Eu
gene Kelly, the bankor. whose oondition was
so i recar;ous during the latter part of last
week, was reported to-night to be much improved.
HAKRY hayward killed her.
Blixt Confesses That aiiss Ging's Sup
posed Friend Fired the Fatal Shot
and Then Left Her.
Minneapolis, Dec. 9. If tho confession
voluntarily made by Clus A. B. Blixt, tho jan
itor of tho Oeark flat, in the presence of Mayor
Eustis, the county attorney, and tho Chief of
poHeo to-day is true, Harry T. Hayward fired
the shot that killed Catherine Giug and Bllxt
aided him in disposing of tho body. Tho
story of this horriblo crimo is related by Bllxt
Vbou tho schomo of killing Miss Ging wns
branched. Hayward told hint that by killing
Miss Ging he would regain possession of "57,
000, which ho had ghen her, and in addition
would make 10,01)0, as sho liad "willed" her
lite iusuraneo to him. Ho offered Blixt one
fifth of the amount which ho would mnko to
coii.imt thu deed.
Hayward directed Blixt to take n street car
on Hennepin avenue, opposito tho flats, at
C:50 o'clock, and procoed to Lako street,
acroee the foot of tne lako, a point whero tho
Excelsior road bonds around onto the north
side of the lake, and there await his coming.
At exactly I'r.m o'clock, Hayward was in tho
hall of the flats, aud when'lihxt opened tho
door, Hayward said: "iow, hurry up and get
down the're. Everything is all right."
Blixt followed out Hayward's instructious to
tbe letter. He left the car at Lako street and
ran across to the point of intersection of that
street and tho Excelsior road. Ho had been
there about tlvo minutes when ho heard a
shot and saw a carriage npproach. As it
drew up he recognized Hay ward as the driver.
Hayward said to him:
"It is all done. Jump in and drivo slowly
and give mo plenty of time to get back to
town, and do not leave her until you muko
sure she is dead."
Hayward got out of tho buggy and Blixt
got in. The woman was on the loft hand
tide and the laprobe was thrown over her,
completely coveringhor, from which it is evi
dent that" Itefore firing tho fatal shot, Hay"
ward pulled tho robe up aud held it so as to
prevent any blood from spurting on his
Blixt did not look at tho woman, and the
only way that he inferred sho was dead was
because she did not move. Ho drove along
thoExcolsior road ton point, ho says, about
one mile beyond wboro tho Jbody was found,
then turning around, he drove back over the
road. Tpon reaching tho spot where tho
body was lound ho stopped and alighting
from the buggy, passed behind it to tho left
He says he pulled the woman's foot out of
the bugtry box, and that tbo body slid down of
its own weight, and the lap robe camo with
it. He then jumped into tho buggy and
drove up the Excelsior road to Lako Btreet to a
point between Dupont street and Emerson ave
nue, where he alighted, threw the reins be
tween the whip and tho dashboard, started
the horse, and stepped to tho walk, and
walked to Lyndale avenue, where ho took a
Lyndale avenue car into the city. Tho horse,
he said, started off slowly and then broke into
BLIXT FIRED THE SHOT.
nc Revokes His First Confcsslon,vVhich Is
Probably the Truth.
Latkb Blixt called tho mayor and chief of
poliee to his cell several hours after his pre
vious confession bad been made. Ho now
says he fired the fatal shot himself. Ho says
that Hayward bad persuaded Miss Gins that
"green goods" could easily bo circulated
through tho medium of her business as dress
maker. She. having always had an insane idea to
get rich easily, fell" in with tho idea. The
night of tho murder Hayward had told her
that lie had arranged for her to meet a green
goods dealer on the outskirts of the city.
They started off to ride together.
About twelve blocks from Ozark flats thoy
met Blixt. nayward induced her to let Blrst
drive her to the placo of meeting, with tho as
surance to her tbat he would himself follow
immediately in another buggy and be present
at the meeting.
Blixt then drove tho woman out to tho old
Excelsior road and called her attention to a
passing object. As she turned her head to
look out of her side of the buggy ho shot
There seems to bo no doubt as to the truth
of the later confession.
SYJEAT SHOPS RAIDED.
.Men and Women Huddled Together With
out Sufficient Breathing" Space.
Baltimoke, Md Dec. 9. Under tho guise
of the vlolntion of tho law by working on
Sunday the police and health officers to-day
raided a number of sweat shops, and arrested
twenty-threo men and eighteen women and
girls. Each person was required to givo 8100
security for their appearance at court.
In all the places raided, with the exception
of one, it was found tbat there was not pro
vided the breathing space provided for by law,
which is 400 feet of air space for each person.
To-morrow the health department will begin
proceedings against tho proprietors of tho
Thoeunderarrost aro Eusslan Jews, and
they claim tbat in complianco of tho rules of
their religion they obsarvo Saturdny and not
Sunday as the day of rest.
THESEVENTH EUROPEAN POWER.
ParisNcwspaperslSay That the United
. States -May Develop in That Way.
Paris. Dec. 9. The Temps, commenting on
what it describes as America's new departure
in its foreign policy, says that tho same Clovo
land, who only a short time ago had nothing
but the Monroe doctrine on his lips, now vio
lates it in two points, throwing himself into
tho thick of tho conflict of interests of an
Tho feverish anxiety that America has dis-
Slayed in tin far East is doubtless explained
y the fact that the Chincse-Jnpaneso war
directly affects numerous American interest
but what about the dispatch of a commis
sioner to Armenia?
This is a small beginning, perhaps, but it is
a grave indicatiorrfrnngbt with tho serious
consequence that America may become the
seventh Europoan power.
NOT FOR LADY SOMERSET.
Sho Will Organize "o Crusade Against
Living Pictures in America.
Boston. Dec 9. Lady Henry Somerset,
now visiting in this city, emphatically denies
that sho will organize a crusado against living
"I have no thought of interfering with tho
exhibitions given in America, There aro
plenty of citizens, wiso and vigiIant,;who will
WHtnh over tho tnnr.ilc nf thio Inrwl " T mienA
my protest in England against entertainments ,
tllRt I COIiSlilprnrt 1R-i1v in Hmnr.iH-7o tm '
spectators and performers. I havo not visited,
nor do I expect to visit, tho theaters where
living pictures aro given in America."
Satolli Celebrates Pontifical High .Mass.
NewYoek, Dec. 9. Mgr. Satolli. the apos
tolic delegate, opened tho feast of St. Francis
Xavior, in tho church of thnt saint, in West
Sixteenth street to-day Ho celebratedjpontifl
cnl high mass, and tho relics of St. Francis
Xavier wero exposed for veneration.
Krupp Builds a Church.
Behlin, Dec. 9. Horr Krupp, head of tho
great gun-making Arm, has given 5.000 marks
for the construction of a Protestant church
church at Essen, where tho Krupp works aro
situated. Essen is tho center of a large
PROMOTING LABOR'S CAUSE
All Ready for the Convention of the
LEADERS ARE IN ATTENDANCE
Probable Besolution Favoring Froo Coinage
of Silver Cougross Will Bo Asked to
Limit Immigration Considerable Oppo
sition Expected to Government Ownership.
DnsvEn, Dec. 9. Nearly all of tho delegates
havo arrived to attend tho convention of tho
American Federation of Labor which opens
hero at 10 o'clock to-morrow. John Burns,
member of tho English Parliament; Samuel
G mpers, provident of tho Federation; Bich
ard Holmes, of. England, and J. J. Magulro
arrived this morning and reglstored at tho
St. Jamos, whoro most of tho delegates aro
stopping. This evonins Burns, Magulro,
and Gompors held an executive session.
Notwithstanding that tho dologatcs to tho
convention profess ignorance as to tho adop
tion by the delegates of a resolution favoring
tho free coinage of silver, it Is very probablo
that such a resolution will meet with very
little opposition. On tho question of immi
gration aomo decided views are oxpected
from tho convention. Thoso will probnbly be
in tho sbnpo of n resolution asking Congress
to limit all foreign immigration to this coun
try for a number of years.
But beyond doubt tho principal business to
come before tho delegates will bo tho adoption
of a platform. As a basis for such a mattor
tho following programme, Adopted by the
different trades assemblies of Great Britain
ha? been recommended for consideration:
Compulsory education, direct legislation, a
legal work day, sanitary construction of work
shops, mino and homo, liability of employer
for injury to the health of body or life, the
abolition of tho sweating system, tho munici
pal ownership of street cars and gns and
electrlo plants for public uso, tho nationaliza
tion of telegraphs, tho principle of referen
dum in nil legislation.
With the exception of tho clause referring
to tho Government ownership of rnilways,
telegraphs, and telephones, this platform will
probably bo favorably received, and, adopted
without discussion. This clause in itsolf is
considered by many workmen to smack too
much of socialism, and is likely to cause no
Tho auditing committee, consisting of
Joseph F. Valentino, vice president of tho
Iron Moulders of San Francisco; J. O. Faylo,
of tne Amalgamated Carpenters of Chicago,
and Chris Evans, tho secretary of thoFedera
tion is inspecting tho accounts of tho Fed
eration. From what they learned they re
ported the finances in splendid condition,
but will not make public any report until the
Tho following delegates havo arrived: W.
F. McCallough, secretary of tho Duluth Fed
erated Trades; J. C. Killgallon, secretary of
tho Amalgamated Iron and 8teel Workers of
Pittsburg; Thomas J. Eldorkin. president of
tho National Seamen's Union, of Chicago;
DaDiel Kee'fo. president of the National Long
shoremen's Union, of Chicago: N. J. Svin
dezotb, representing the Pacific Coast Fisher
men's Union, of Astoria. Ore.; V. J. Kroke,
representing tho United Coal Mino Workers,
of Marion, Ind.; A. J. Band, Indianapolis; J.
O. Sullivan. J. C. Harvey and W. H. Fergu
OAKLEY SPRING KEETING.
Fourtocn Stnke Events Announced by tho
Cincinnati Jookoy Club.
Cincinnati, Ohio, Deo. 9. Seoretary W. B.
Letcher, of the Cincinnati Jockey Club, an
nounced the following fourteen stake events
of tho Oakley spring meeting, 1895, which
will close on January 1. 1895. Two thousand
dollars are guaraneoed in eaohof tho follow
ing: Boby stakes,- soiling sweepstakes, two years
old, five furlongs; Crystal stakes, two years
old, six furlongs; Hotel stnkes, selling sweop
stakes, three-year-old foals. '92, seven fur
longs; Fashion stakes, sweepstakes for three-year-old
Allies, foalB '92, mile and one-sixteenth;
Brewer stakes, sweepstakes for threo-year-olds
and over, six furlongs; Ohio stakes,
selling sweepstakes for three-year-olds and
over, milo and ono furlong.
Two thousand five hundred dollnrs are
guaranteed in each of the following: Saphyro
stakes for two-year-old fillies, four and a halt
furlongs; Emerald stakes, for two-year-old
colts and geldings, five furlongs; Country
Club's stakes, sweepstakes for three-year-olds
and over, mile and an eighth.
The club guarantees 83,000 for the follow
ing: Tho Telegraph stakes, a sweopstakes for
three-year-old foals of 1892, milo and a fur
long; 83,500 guaranteed for Diamond stakes,
for two-year-olds, five and a half furlongs;
65,000 eacb in tho two following: Tho Liberty
stakes, sweepstakes for three-year-olds, foals
of 1892, mile and a quarter; Fourth of July
handicap, sweepstakes for three-year-olds
and upward, mile and a quarter.
SWALLOWING UP LOST CREEK.
Collapse of tho Earth Under a Mining
Shenandoah, Pa., Doc. 9. Tho town of
Lost Creek, a suburb of this city, was thrown
into a state of terror last night by a rumbling
noiso which increased In volume and culmi
nated In tho cracking and sinking of the
earth under six houses.
Tho inmntes were aroused and escaped to
a place of safotv. During tho night several
men, at the risk of their lives, removed tho
household effects, lho earth is still slowly
sinking, and it is feared that the houses will
bo completely engulfed.
Tho'surfaco is undermined by tho workings
of the packer No. 2 colliery of tho Lehigh
Valley Coal Company. Tho present loss Is
estimated at 515,000.
SUIT AGAINST RAILROADS'
Thev Borrowed .Money from tho Texas
State School Fund.'
Austin, Tex., Dec. 9. Attornoy General
Culberson has instituted suit against the
Houston and Texas Central Eailroad to re
cover S411.935 balance due the State school
fund for money borrowed in 1857 and 1858; also
against tho Galveston, Hnrrisburg and San
Antonio Bailroad for 8417,292, borrowed from
tho samo fund the same year.
Both companies havo been paying interest
to the sinking lund. but defaulted on tho last
payment and the suit is to recover tho prin
cipal and interest. Eoth companies, it is al
leged, offered to pay the indebtedness during
the war in confederate money, but it was re
fused. . --
Death of a Great Pairiot.
Maeseilles, Dec. 9. Stephen Zaphero
poulo is dead. Ho was tho celebrated Greek
grain merchant who sent tho national de
fense government a gift of over 6400,000
during the war of 1870.
'o More Prizo Fighting in Denver.
Denveh, Col., Dec. 9. Chiof or Police
Armstrong has decided to allow no moro
prize fights in Denver. Tho pugilists who
havo been giving many so-called boxing ex
hibitions here this winter will be jailed as
vagrants if they do not leave town.
SULTAN BADLY SCARED.
Ho Fcnrs tho Active Occupation of Ar
menia by a Russinn Force us a Re
sult of Recent Outrages.
London, Doc. 10. A dispatch to tho
Standard from; Constantinoplo says: Tho
Sultan hns not ncquiosced in tho mission
of Consul Milo Jowott, who was soloctod by
President Olovolnnd to inqulro into and re
port upon tho Turkish outrages in Armenin.
Tho dispatch adds that tho Sultan nppoars to
fear tho offoct of an independent report to
the Washington government. Sir Philip
Currlo, tho British ambassador to Turkey, is
in very activo communication with tho Porto
nnd the forolgn embnss'cs.
It Is believed with good reason, that hols
pressing the Porte to accept somo mea3Uro
that will satisfy the outraged public opinion
of Europe. Tho Porto is completely alive to
tho gravity of tho situation and seom9 to fear
eithor a colloetive noto from tho powers or an
ngreomont betwoenjlussiaand Great Britain
for a llussian occupation of Armenia.
Fund Paha, tho benror of Turkish orders
for tho Czar and Czarina, has several times
got ns far as tho railway station, but he has
not yet aetuallv started for his destination.
It is doubted whether tho Czar will consent to
Altogether, thoro la need of diplomatic
skill to oxtrlcato Turkey from tho difflculty
in which sho finds herself.
Tho arrest of Armenians hero continues. A
meeting of 3,000 Armoniaus was hold in Varna
Sunday to protest against tho atrocities. A
deputation from tho meeting, followed by a
crowd of pooplo; visited tho forolgn consuls
and appealed to them to ask their govern
ments to exocuto Articlo 61, of tho Berlin
treaty. Tho meeting sent a telegram to tho
Catholicos. of Echmiadzin, beggint: him to
implore tho Czar's clemency in bohnlf of their
Tho Standard's Berlin correspondent telo
graphs that tho Catholicos of Etchmiadzln has
forwarded a memorandum to the Kusslnu
foreign office detailing tho outrages in Ar
menia. Ho will go to St. Petersburg hlmsolf
as early as possible, ostensibly to introduce
himself to tho Cznr, but really to agitato tho
The correspondent adds that tho VoBsischo
Zeltung has a dispatch from Constantinople,
which says that tho mission of Consul Jowott
is variously commented upon, because the
singular result of Mr. Newberry's Inquiry,
which favored Turkey against the American
missionaries, is still fresh in tho memory.
WHITEF0RD WILL BE IN'COURT.
Probability That an Investigation Into
tho Singular Release of tho Pris
oner Will Bo Had.
When Judge Colo takes his soat in tho
criminal court this morning tho trial of Wil
liam Whltoford for forgery will bo resumed,
and tho prisoner will bo present.
Tho singular story of Whiteford's release
from the District prison and subsequent re
capturo by a lucky chanco has already been
told in Tin: Times.
It seems that Whiteford was turned out by
a guard who was assured by one of the depu
ties that the charges against him had been
dropped, although tho jury had not returnod
a verdict. Tho prisoner was told tho samo
thing, nnd therefore made no effort to avoid
re-arrest, although surprised by tho turn of
affairs. He began to drink heavily to cele
brate his liberation and was found to havo
been in several houses in tho "Division." ,
When cleverly caught by Policemen Kil
martin and Flather, wbilo detectives and dep
uty marshals wero out on an entirely different
scent, ho wns already considerably under tho
influence of liquor.
The authorities were very reticont about
tho matter yesterday and expressed surprise
that the facts bad become known, as the
most strenuous efforts had been made to keep
the unfortunate affair a secret.
As this is tho third time a prisoner has been
released by mistake it is more than likely
thnt an official investigation will bo made, as
Whltoford could havo easily eluded his pur
suers had ho known tho real circumstances of
tho ease. In that ovent court would havo
convened this morning and Warden Leonard
would have been unable to produce tho pris
oner for trial.
BLOWING BIG GUNS.
Steamers Damaged or Detained by Heavy
Storms on the Irish Coast.
London, Dec. 9. Tho Canard lino steam
ship Catalonia, Capt, Atkins, which arrived
at Queonstown to-day from Boston, reports
that she encountered rough weather on tho
passage. Sho was hove-to eleven hours on
December i during the worst of a hurricane
thnt came out of tho west-southwest.
The Britsh steamer Halifax City, Capt
Harrison, from London, December 3, for
Halifax and St. John, N. B., returned this
morning, having lost three blades of her pro
peller during a galo that she met when 300
miles west of Fastnet.
A violent southeast galo has provailod
alow; the Irish coast since dawn. Tho Cunard
lino steamer Umbrla, Capt. Dutton, from,
.Liverpool yesterdry lor .New iork, was de
tained at Queestown, until this afternoon.
Several steamers wore compelled by tho
severity of the gale to seek refuge in Queens
town harbor. A number of small craft wero
swamped, and wharves were dnmagod. The
troop-ship Britannia is outside of Queens
town harbor. She will be unable to enter un
til the storm abates. ,
TO CURB THE SOCIALISTS.
Bill Will Be Introduced to Prevent Demon
strations in the Reichstag."
Berlin, Deo. 9. Emperor William to-day
received Herr von Lovetzow, president of the
Bolchstag, and tho vice presidents of that
body. In tho course of tho audience his ma
jesty referred to tho Socialist demonstration
at tho first session of tho Beichstag in tho
now parliament building, and he said ho did
not for a mo mout regard tho matter from a
personal point of view. Ho merely regarded
it as an attack on tho constitution," inasmuch
the monarchy was an essential part of tho
The pumoso of a now bill that will bo sub
mitted to tho Beichstag was to preont such
It is reported in unofficial quarters that the
Emperor has suggested a special measure to
prevent tho recurrence of Socialist demon
strations in the Beichstag.
Tho North Gorman Gazette declares that it
is deplorable that after Herr Singer's taunt in
tho Beichstag Thursday tho Conservatives
did not seize the opportunity to publicly
sever thomselves from the Agrarians who had
talked of joining the Socialists.
HE IS A YOUTHFUL SANDOW.
Four-year-old Willis Holmes Can Carry
Lapobte. Ind., Doc. 9. Willis Holme3. son
of Chnrles Holmes, of this city, is a youthful
He is but four years of ago and yet is able
to carry his Jather, whoso weight is upward
of 175 pounds, with npparent easo.
Physicians who havo mado an examination
of the bov state that he is a marvel of musou
Not Guilty, but Don't Do It Again.'
Annapolis, Md., Doc. 9. Naval Cadets W.
R. White. of'Arizona, and David Boyd, of Al
abama, aro temporarily sojourning on tho
prison ship Santo. White was sent down for
lnnguugo ''unbecoming an ofucor." Boyd is
undergoining punishmont for gallantry and
an infraction of tho rules of leaving tho
grounds without permission. He escorted a
young lady homo "and had to leavo the
grounds in order to do so,
INTO THE HEART OF JAPAN
American Commerce Can Now Pene
trate the Mikado's Whole Realm.
IMPORTANT CONCESSIONS MADE
By tho Now Treaty tho United States For
mally AdmitB the Japaneso to the Rights
and Privileges of the Mo3t Favored Na
tions Prompt Ratification by tho Senate.
Tho full text of tho now treaty between tho
United Statos and Japan, as given exclusively
in Associated Press dispatches Saturday night,
was'themnin subject of commont in diplo
matic and official circles yostorday.
It was scanned with great interest, as it
gave tho flrst exact details of tho instrument
by which the Unitod States formally recog
nized Japan as a first-class power in the sis
terhood of nations. Bough summaries of
tho treaty based on guesswork, and con
jecturehad previously boon glvon, but the
publication through the Associated Press was
thi first opportunity offered to inspect a ver
batim copy of ajdocument which Is guarded
with tho strictest secrocy.
Tho treaty shows how fully tho Unitod
States has accorded Japan tho recognition
she has now as an enlightened modern na
tion. All previous treaties havo been based
on tho theory that the rolics of Eastern bar
barism still remained with Japan. Accord
ingly, sho was not allowed to conduct her
own courts, or to'mako her own tariff laws,
but special treaty regulations wero made to'
protect American litigants and American
commerco in Jnpan, on the presumption tbat
the native laws would not afford adequate
Running throughout tho new treaty aro the
concessions recognizing her courts and laws
as ample for Americans, as well as natives.
This is tho chief feature of tho treaty. The
old consular courts, in which United States
consuls tried cases at Japanese treaty ports,
aro abandoned. Instend of thorn, all cases,
civil nnd criminal, in which an American is
concerned, will bo triod by tho native courts.
The right or Japan to make her own tar
iff laws is also recognized. Heretofore the
United Stntcs has been free to moke such tar
iff laws as sho saw fit affecting Japan, but
tho lntter was forbidden by treaty from fixing
duties nbovo 5 per cent, ad valorem. Tho pro
tocol o( tho new treaty recognizes the general
statutory laws of Japan concerning the tar
iff and Articles IV. and V. givo bor for tho
first timo the "favored nation clause," by
which she is guaranteed against any higher
duties thnn thoso tho United States imposes
on other countries. The abolition of tho for
olgn settlements and their absorption by the
native cantons of Japan is another recogni
tion of her advanced municipal organization.
On tho other hand, the United States se
cures many substantial advantages. The
missionaries, who make up such a very large
class in Japan, aro guaranteed freedom of
worship and protection in that worship.
Tho main concession, however, is that of
Articlo If, by which Japan is opened tip to
American commerce. Heretofore Americans
have been restricted to a few treaty ports of
Japan. Thoy could not reside or carry on
business or oven travel in tho interior. Now,
however, overy corner of tho country is
opened to Americans. They can establish
business and manufactures, leaso lands, etc.
It is tho opening of tho heart of Japan,
hitherto inaccessible, to American enterprise
nnd commerce. In giving tho Japanese a
similar right to settle throughout the United
States care has been taken to provide that
their coming must be subject to our alien
labor and immigration laws.
The provision of the treaty that it must be
ratified within six months makes it incum
bent for the Senate to act on it at the present
session or tho treaty will fail. Thero is every
probability, however, that the Senate will
act promptly. Mlnistor Kurino has forwarded
a copy of tho treaty to his government.where
it will be considered and ratified by tho privy
council of Jnpan.
REVIVES A FAMOUS TRAGEDY.
Ex-Shcrlff Cloblcntz, Who Warned John
M. Clayton, Commits Suicide.
Little Bock, Ark., Dec. 9. Another per
son, whoso namo camo into prominence in
connection with the famous political murder
case, in which Hon. John M. Clayton was the
assassin's victim, at one time startled the en
tire country, and has to this day remained
shrouded in mystery, has como to a violent
Word was received hero to-day announcing
the suicide at Walla Walla, Wash., of J." A.
Cloblentz last night. He was sheriff of
Conway county, Arkansas, at the timo
of tho" famous Breoklnridge-Clayton Con
gress contest nnd it was ho who apprehended
Clayton on the day previous to the assassina
tion with the admonition not to remain at
Plummerville. "Mr. Clayton." Cloblantz
said that day, "don't remain in Plummor
villo; if you do you will be killed."
Whether or not tho advice was given with
any positivo knowledge on Cloblentz's art of
tho fate that was in store for Clayton, will
never bo known to tho publio at large. Clay
ton paid no attention to the admonition.
Mr. Cleveland, during his flrst term of
office, appointed Cloblentz collector of tho
port of Seattle, Wash. Ho held that position
until two years ago, when ho was appointed
warden of the prison at Walla Walla, Wash.
WANTS TO KILL THE FAMILY.
Singular Attack Mndo by a Stranger Upon
Vebsailles, Ind., Do;. 9. Thomas Ten
nyson, a farmer near this city, upon return
ing to the house from his barnyard, was ac
costed by a stranger who fired on him with a
revolver at closo range. Tho bullet struck
Tennyson in tho right groin. His cry for help
attracted tho household, and as the members
or his family ran to his rescue tbo stranger
fired a second shot, sending a bullet through
Mr. Tennyson's right thigh.
Tho stranger thon rushed away, avowing a
purpose to kill Tennyson's familybefore ho
was done. The Tennyson family is among
the best In Biploy county. No cause is known
for tho assault.
SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS.
Children's Lives Insured and tho Little
Ones Starved to Death.
HAnnisnuKG, Pa., Deo. 9. Agent Leonard,
who represents tho Society fdr the Prevention
of Cruelty to Children in this city, to-day in
timated that arrests would bo mado for the
murder of children to secure the insurance
money placed on their Ihes.
He said that he had found a number of
cases whoro children had been insured and
actually allowed by their parents to starve to
Tho children insurance companies here are
doing big business.
To Resume Work After Five Years."
HoLLiDATsnuno. Pa., Dec. 9. Tho lease of
tho (Hollidaysburg and McKea's Gap Iron
Works to a company of Harrlsburg capital
ists, headed by B. O. Neall, was consummated
horo last week. Tho works nave been idle
since 1889. An immediate resumption of
operations is promised. The works comprise
a rolling mill, furnace, and oxtensivo oro
lands, and givo employment to 100 men.
VINDICATING GOV. TILLMAN.
Imputations Upon His Honesty Contra
dicted and Disproved by tho Presi
dent of a Bank and Others.
Columbia, S. 0., Dec. 9. The charges mado
against the honesty of Gov. Tillman in a let
ter from B. F. Perry to J. Ashley, a member
of tho houso of representatives of this State,
which wero recently distributed here, have
brought forth an answer from the Governor.
In tho lettor reforred to it was insinuated
that Gov. Tillman could not save from his
salary a sufficient sum to pay for a farm ho
recently purchased, and for which ho is said
to havo given 68.000; asserted that he had
defrauded tho Stato of thousands of dollars,
and had recehed a 7-cent rebate on whisky
bought through the dispensary law.
The reply to theso charges was made to
night by Gov. Tillman through W. A. Clark,
president of tho Carolina National Bank. Ho
says Tillman has been a borrower from the
bunk since tho early months of 1891. He
owes the bank now about 58,000 in the form
of two notes, ono for tho sum of 82,000 ,
which has been running for somo time, and
will mature at an early day. Tho other 13 for
tho sum of 86,100, which is indorsed by three
porsons, nnd secured by a mortgage of what
is known as tho Jonea plantation, and two
other plantations near Trenton. This latter
sum was borrowed by Goy. Tillman for tho
purpose of paying for tho plantation near
Trenton which ho bought. The plantation
purchaso was included in themortgage given
to secure the indorser. All of these mort
gages aro matters of record in Edgefield
An agent of tho Mill Crook Distilling Com
pany of Cincinnati is hero and he say3 that
when Tillman purchased the liquor from
them he did so without tho rebate of 7
cents per proof gallon, as ho said that he did
not care to wait six months for their collec
tion. The agent also asserts that no rebate,
or any other money has been paid by the
company to Trailer, tho liquor commissioner,
to Tillman or anybody else in any way con
nected with the dispensary.
THERE WILL' BE A LYNCHING.
Bill Tnylor Confesses the Murder of
Farmer Doty and Tells How
It Was Done.
Bichjiond. Ky., Dec. 9. The assassination
of David Doty at his farm, near this city, on
Friday is still the leading topic for discus
sion. Last night J. H. Neighbors, of Eliza
bethtown, arrived in BIchmond with two
English bloodhounds and they wero immedi
ately taken to the place whero the crime was
committed. Once on the trail they went to
tho cabin of Abraham, Tom. and Bill Taylor,
then trailed back to the place of the killing,
thenco to the cabin again.
This was fair evidence, and the chase wa3
abandoned, the authorities believing the
propor parties bad been arrested. They were
right in their belier, for Bill Taylor, the
youngest of the brothers, all of whom are in
jail, confessed, saying he wa3 in Doty's stable,
attempting to slip one of his mules, when the
latter came upon him. "
On being asked to give the reins to him, he
fired and struck Doty in tho stomach. Doty
fell, but arose, when Taylor shot again, lay
ing the farmer low once more. To make sure,
ho grabbed Doty by the collar, lifted him and
put two bullets through his head. He then
Taylor's confession is sufficient for Squire
Doty's friends, and they are here in largo
'nTTfnberTfrbm Madison and Garrett counties
to swing Taylor up before daybreak. The ex
citement is very high, and Doty's friends aro
Bull Fights and Prize Fights Aro Rofine
ment Compared With the Game.
New 1'obk, Dec. 9. Speaking on the sub
ject of athletic3 the Bev. Madison C. Peters
said to-night in his prelude:
"We go to tho extremes in everything. We
make hard work out of our holidays and we
are always glad to get home to rest after the
dissipations of our recreations. The ball
game whioh a few years ago promised to do
so much for the physical manhood of the
over-worked, has been speedily degraded
into a crazo so that the game, as now con
ducted, has become tho great national nuis
ance. "I am an enthusiast for athletics. The
gymnasium of to-day will prevent the dys
pepsia of to-morrow. But I protest against
smashing noses, breaking Angers, and kick
ing souls out of men's bodies in tho name of
athletics. The gladiatorial shows oi Borne,
the bull fights of Spain and our prize fights
are refinement compared with the football
brutality of to-day.
"Evory sensible man commends amoderato
use of games and sports, but have we not
gono to extremes In our play? We spend so
much time and money on our sports that
the question arises whither is this tendency
A MODERN BLUEBEARD.
William Drollingcr Charged Avith Ridding
Himself of His Wives By Poison.
Williamspobt, Ind., Deo. 9. Several
months ago Mrs. William Drollinger, living
near Covington, died very suddenly, and
thoro wero suspicions that sho had met with
foul play. Some time in July, the coroner ord
ered a post mortem, and Dr. W. W. Peters, of
Lafayette, was employed to make an analysis
of tho contents of the stomach.
As the result of this arsesic was
found in sufficient quantities to produco
death. During tho last week thero was a ses
sion of tho grand jury, and Drollinger was in
dicted for wife murder. The accused is a
Soveral years ago Drollinger's flrst wife died
under suspicious circumstances, as it is now
alleged, and thero is talk of oxhuming her re
mains to discover if arsenic caused her
PAID FANCY SALARIES.
Atlantic and Pacific Engineers and Fire
men Tired of Grand Officers.
Albi;qdebque, N. M., Dec. 9. The engineers
and Aremen of tho Atlantic and Pacific Bail
way have engaged an attorney to look after
They say thoy havo become tired of paying
the grand officers of their organizations
610,000 to $20,000 a year in addition to heavy
local dues, as in time of trouble the officers
have taken sides with the company and they
sanctioned the discharge of men on account
of the American Railway Union without hear
ing their claims.
Beblin, Dec. 9. Frank H. Mason, consul
general of the United States at Frankfort-on-the-Main,
reports to tho Associated Press
that the exports to America from hfs con
sular district for October and November wero
valued at 8692,518, anincreastof 20 per cent,
over the value of tho goods exported during
tho corresponding months of 1893.
His Father Fought the Britishers.
Matsville, Ky., Dec. 9. David Martin,son
of ono of tho Americans killed in tho battle of
New Orleans, died in this county yesterday.
His father was a member of tho Kentucky
Diaz Says There Will Be no War.
City of Mexico, Dec. 9. Presldont Diaz
is receiving many offers of men, monoy, etc.,
In case of war with Gautcmala, to all of which
ho replies with thanks, saying ho does not be
lieve there will be need of going to war.
EXPERTS AGAINST P'OOLING
Interstate Commerce Commission
Pleads for Cautious Legislation.
RAILROAD POWERS INCREASED
There li No Reason, Says tho Commission.
Why a Combination of Carriers Could Not
Raise Rates in Their Own Interests Some
Railway Statistics of the Past Tear.
Tho Interstate Commerco Commission has
just Issued a preliminary report on the in
come and expenditures of railways in the
United States for the year ending Juno 30,
1894, prepared by its statistician.
The report also touches on the pooling of
freights and division of earnings in part a3
It may be conceded that much of the effort
now being mado to remove the prohibition,
against pooling la largely prompted by the
diminution of railway revenue caused by open,
and secret cutting of competitive rates, and it
is also generally believed that a restraint upon,
competition which will prevent rate cutting is
necessary to the successful operation of the
law; but there i3 the widest difference of opin
ion as to the means to be employed. If tho
detrimental features of the trust cannot be
eliminated from tho poolfng proposition it
should be discarded; but if thl3.can no accom
plished we should not refuse consideration of
the plan merely because unregulated pooling:
would be objectionable.
But a safe plan ot conditional pooling is
not sufficient for present needs. Though
such a plan may appear to be a remedy for
many abuses, there are others equally grave,
which cannot be cured without further
speolflo legislation. The pooling proposition,
would receive little countenance if civil and
criminal violations of the law were net so nu
merous. The prevention of these violations
must be the specific object of any amend
ment. Adherence to the pooling agreements
by the carriers parties thereto cannot be as
sumed. Before concluding thi3 article wo desiro to
call attention to the claim of pooling advo
cates that the pooling contracts eon have no
effect upon competitive rates except to pro
mote their maintenance and observance. We
do not think this a sound proposition. A
common agreement as to rates and their ob
servance is neeessarv to the successful opera
tion ot the pool. The effect of a legalised
pooling contract upon rates would be, there
fore, to require the parties to agree while
now they only do so voluntarily.
The extraordinary and forceful powera of
any combination of persons over thoe of an,
individual are to be continually borne In
mind at every point in the formulation of any
bill on this subject; and it is folly to suppose
that a combination of carriers would not in
the absence of legislative restrictions, have
immensely greater power overrates than pos
seed by individual earners, or that seen
power would not be exercised m tbe direc
tion of higher rates if it should appear tbat
the private mterest3 of tbe carriers would be
served by such action. We sn:mit for tiw con
sideration of Congress that pooling without
other remedial legislation is unAdvisabte.
Pooling under conditions to be approved by
the commission and rendered capable of easy
and direct regulaiion, with accorapaByrag
effective remedial legislation, we beiteve
might safely be tried. Amendments recom
mended to Congress in this and former re
ports should be adopted. Eaeh of thorn is
necessary to remedy some existing transpor
tation evil, and some of them would accom
plish reforms and public benefits Indispensa
ble to the original purposes ot the act.
The report also contains thereturns from 50
operating companies whose reports were filed
on or before November 23, 1894, and eovers
the operations ,ot 149.559.21 miles of line, or
about 35 per cent, of the total operated mile
age in the United States. The gross earnings
from the operations ot the 149,559.21 miles of
line represented were 6949,639,075, of whkh.
3309,137,142 were from passenger serviee.
617,953.493 were from freight service, and
622,420,293 wero other earnings from opera
tion, covering receipts from telegraph, use of
cars, switching charges, etc The operadoit
expenses were $648,423,331, leaving net earn
ings of 5306,210,744.
Reduced to a mileage basis tho earnings
from passencer service were 82,067 per mile
of Bne; from freight service, 4,132; total
gross earnings, S6.S50; operating expensea,
S4.302, and net earnings, $2,018. A compari
son of these items with similar results frost
the complete report of the previous year
shows a decrease per mile of line in earnings
from passenger service of $53; in earnings
from freight service of 6774; in total gross
earnings, of SS40; in operating expenses of
6574, and in net earning ot $266.
The number of passengers carried was
505,255,446; passengers carried one mile, 15,
S39,9SG,573; number of tons carried was 571,
955,942, and tons carried one mile, 70,429,
344,965. In order to show the volume of
traffic for all the railways these figures should
be Increased 14 or,13 per cent. To compare
the density of traffic with tho previous year
these figures are reduced to a mileage basi3,
which shows that the number of passeegers
carried one mile per mile of line to be
86.253, as compared with S3.S09 in 1898.
That there has been an increase in pas
senger traffic, regardless ot the commercial
depression, is due to the unusual amount et
trael in July, August, September, and Octo
ber, 1893, on account of the World's Columbian
Exposition. The number of tons carried one
milo per mile ot line was 470,893. as compared
with 551,232 for 1893. These figures show the
decrease in the volume of freight traffic
occasioned by the demoralization of business
throughout the country.
Tho net earnings available for the payment
of fixed charges and dividends was 63&6,210.
744. as against $350,766,607 for the same
roads for the provioua year, a decrease of
44,555,863. It is probable that the deoreoa
in net earnings of all the railways will exceed
650,000,000. The dividend3 paid were 662.
464.961, as compared with 666,464,130 for
1S9S. After the deduction of dividends it ia
found that thero was a deficit instead of a
surplus from the operations of the year, tho
aggregate amount of such deficit being 638,
032,621. This fact shows that a part of th
dividends were either paid out of the accu
mulated surplus of past years, or that their
payment necessitated an increase in the cur
The result also shows the average receipt
per passenger per mile and the average re
ceipts per ton per mile for the year ended
June 30, 1894. covering the mileage repre
sented. Regardles3 of the decrease in trafflo
there has been a decline in rates during the
year, tho average receipts per passenger per
mile being 1.976 cent, as compared with 2.108
cents InlS93, and the average receipts per toa
per mile .866 cent, as compared with .873 ia
Earthquakes and Floods.
Rome, Deo. 9. A torrential rain that fell
Saturday flooded tho houses in Regglo, capi.
tal of Reggio dl Calabria, which recently sus
tained great damage by earthquakes. In tho
evening thero was a slight earthquake shock;
which caused tho people to flee from thofr
homes and camp in tho open places despite
tho inclement weather. At 5 o'clock this
morning there was a sharp shock, which
caused a renewal of tho panic.
It May Help J. Addicks.
"Wilmington, DeL, Deo. 9. Tho Republi
cans of Kent county have filed a notice that
they will contest tho election of all tho Demo
cratic members of the Legislature from that
county. Should tho contest be successful
and the Democrats ousted, it is belloved that
Addicks will wip. in the contest for tho
United States Senatorship.