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Synopsis of President Cleveland's
Message to Congress.
The Document. While Inethy, U Wholly
(jiven Over to Our Foreign Itela
tious ami Diitcutiitloii of the
The president's raessape transmitted
Co the congress on the 3d was a very
cenptliy document. It treated exclu
sively of our foreign relations and
the currency question. In submit
ting the message to tiie congress the
president invites the careful consider
ation of the questions discussed not
only by the national legislature, but
by niu fellow-countrymen.
TIIE IIEIIRING fEA V'ETION.
Several vexatious queuoT's wt If ft undp
fcru;tucl lv the It-hriii; si-a, urbitratiou tri
buni.l. In the luouiitiiii the il-ilti ti of the
eal herds by niraiis of pelsii.'U hunting hns so
alainmiKly irofl th;it unlfs their
K.auitter is ut once effectively ehri'k. their
extinction within a fw yur seems to be a
matter of absolute certainty.
The understanding by which the Unite.!
States was to nav. and ;r-rt Hritnin to receive
aluiiipMimof ifiii)m full settJeiiient of all
Bi it ish claims tur damages arisinn from our
weiz'ire of ltiitih s ulinur vessels un;tuthiriz"d
u:idT the award ..f the Paris tribunal of arbi
tra' ion was ut coiitlrmeU by the lat couines,
which declined to make the necessary apjjro
)riatin. 1 am still of the opinion that this r
rantrrment was a jinlicious arid advantajreous
one for the Koverurnent.and 1 earnestly recom
mend that it be Hiram considered and
auctioned. If. however. this does
not meet with the favor of con
Ures. it certainly will hardly dissent from the
proposition that the poverninent is hound by
everv coMNideratimi of honor and nooil faith to
provide for the speedy adjustment of these
claims by arbitration as the only other alter
native. A treat.- of arbitration has thererore
l.-n airreed ..ti, and will be immediately
latd before the senate so that in one of the
modes su--:tsted a tinal settlement may be
THE ALASKAN B'TNI-AKV.
Tho completion of tli prelimiearv survey
of tne A!asl;an .wmr.dary. winch follows the
contour of the C;-:ot from the southernmost
P'lint of i'rince of Wales i!aul. mil il it strike-
the one hundred anil lorty-rirst meri rian at or
m-.ir the summit of Mout:t St. Klias. awaits
fur' iwr necessary appropriation, which is ur
rt:.ly recou;mend-ti. Ti.is survev was milr
;a"iu n uiuier provisions of the convent io en
e red Into by this country and ilreat liri f -i 1 11
July ,4. and the supiilemeiitarv conven
tion of Ft bruary 3. ls'.'l. As i the retnainit:
eetion of the Alaskan boundary wii'ch follows
the one hundred and forrv-tir-t aieridian
northwardly from Mount St. Klias to ), f roz n
rwean. the settiemect of which involy.-s the
physical location of the meridian mentioned,
fwo conventional arr'ement has yet been mad".
I?i the me:intin.e. the valley of the Yukon is
iK-i'oniinp a hijh w:iy through th hitherto un
explored wilds of Alaska, and abundant miner
iti wealth has been discovered in that region,
sp'cialiy at or near the juui-jure of the
txtundurv meridian with the Yukon and its
tributaries. In these circumstances it is ex
pedient, and. indeed, im iterative, that the
jurisdiction limits of the respective govern
liients iu this new H-pi-m be spt-edilv deter
suiue.J Her I Jr: tannic majesty's enver:i:nent
ri'is proposed a joint delimitation of th one
iimidre 1 and fortv-ilrst meridian by an inter
nal ional commission of experts, -a hieh. i eon-ttt'-s
will authorize and make due provision
therefore, can be accomplished with ii j unrea
The Venezuelan 4iientimi.
THAT IHSPATV!! TO MR. HA YARD.
It brine; anparent that the boundary dispute
oetv.ceii tireat Hntain and the reiublie of
e;:e.uehi. Ciineernin the limits of ItriU-di
''i.uin. was approactiiu1-' an acute staj". a
i"tinite statement of the interest and poaey of
the United States as rejrar is the coiitroversy
setned to be reipiired, both on its account and
tu view of its relations with the friendly puwers
tiirectly concerned. In July last, therefore, a
"tsiateh was adlressfl to our ambassador at
1-m'ioti for communication to the Itritish irov
Tjrnmeut. in which the altitude of the United
"Stales was fully aud distinctly set fo:t"u.
THE MoNltoE UOtTKlXE IKKI.VKI.
The peneral conclusions there reached ami
formulated ai-e in substance that tne traoi
tioiialaiid established policy of this pnverri
rtjent is firmly opposed to a forcible increase,
liv any Kuropcau power of its territorial pos-f-vessi,::;i
on tiiis coutint tit; thaL this
;).!. cy is as well founded in principle
:is it is strongly supported bv numer
precedents that as a consequence the
'ni'ed States is bound to protec t a;' inst the
ftiiarrenient of the area of ltiflish (iuinea in
tierrouation of the rU'hts and ayainst the will
of Venezuela; that, conshlerinir the disparity
iu strength of (ireat Britain and Venezuela
ihr. territorial dispute between them can be
reasonaoiy settled only by friendly and im
juii t ial arbitration, and that the resort to such
urbitrut ion should include the whole contro
versy. :uid is not satislieil if one of the powers
cuicernt'd is perm i fed to., i raw auarbirrary line
through the territory in debate and to declare
1 ii at it will submit to arbitration tnly iiie por
tion lyinj.' otiesi-li1 of it. Iu view of these con
clusions til- dis;!itvi in ijuestion calbd upon
I'le if rit i-h jjovrn:in--!t for a deli rote answer to
: hecuesti-n whet he:- .t v.oul lor vo:i;! not sub
mit the territorial controversy between itself
H!td " Mieueia in its entirety to i'tipattial ar
it:r:ition. 'l'ht; answer of the I'.rit ih trove: n
ii. n. has not y.-t been received, but it is ex
fvvied short-y. when farther comnnmicat ion
:ui ti:e subject will probably be made to the
TflK WAI.I-EH C ASE.
Mr- Waller, formerly United Stares consul
t Tamutave. remained in M.idai'ascar after
his term of otllee expired. :nd was apparently
.siicces-Tul iu procuring business concessions
rom the Hovas of greater or less value. Af
ter the occupation of Tamatave and the dec
latioti of martial law by the French, he was
ariesied upon various charges, amoiiy them
that of communicating military infont:;i
ation to the enemy of France, was tried and
:!o::victeil by a military tribunal, and sen
tenced to t wentv ye irs's imprisonment. The
president recites at length the efforts this pov-
rnme:it has maile in .lr. Waller's oehalf. and
wvs Hiat it is confident Iv exwcted that home
sjitisfactory solution of the matt -r will short iv
le reached. Meanwnile. it appear that Mr.
Waller's confinement has every alleviation
which the siateof his health and all the other
rircuiustances of the case demand or permit.
' TRADE RELATION- WITH Til AT rOTXTBT.
' O.ir relations with the states of the t;erman
empire are. in some aspects, typical of a cu
iit ion iif tliintis elsewhere found in a Country;
whose productions and trade- are similar to
nur (inn. The close rivalries of competinp in
tiistries; the influence of the tieltisive doc- ;
triu that the internal development of a ;
na'ion is pnunoted and its wealth in- ;
creased by a policy, which is undertak- j
'.uj; to reserve its home markets for the ex
clusive use of its own producers, necessarily j
obstruct their sales in foreipn markets and j
prevents free access to the products of the i
world. The desire to retain trade in time-worn
ruts repardle-s of the inexorable laws of new
lieeus ami chanped conditions of demand and
supplv, and our own haittne tardiness in invit
inp a freer exchange of c mmotlit ies. and by
this means imperilinp our footinpinthe ex
ternal markets naturaliy open to n. have
created a sit:at ion somewhat injurious to
American export interests, not only in ier
tnanv. wnere thev are perhaps most noticeable,
bet iu idjaceni countries.
ir exnorts affected are larpely American
c; tti and other food products, the ieason as
signed fir unfavorable tiiscriminatloa beinp
th.it their ooTts'imption is deleterious to the
fiut-.:;.' health. This is all the more irritat inp
in a w of the tact that no European state is
as eaiois of the excellence and wholesomc
r:es of its exported food supplies as the United
-Mates, nor so easily able, on account of in
herent soundness, to puamiitep those qualities.
it is not to be forpotten that International
trade can be onesided. Its currents are
u'ternatitip. and its movements should be hon
oIv rec;',rKal. Without this it almost neies
r i. ijv depenerates into a device to pain advan
f jp or a contrivance to secure benelits with
.only the semblance of a return.
If n examination of the situation suptrests
h measures on our part as would involve re
itrictionssimilar to those from whi h we suffer,
t'nt wav to such a course is easy; it should,
hovever. by no means be liphtlv entered jpon.
;r.c the necessity forthe inaupuration of such
n policy would be repretted by the best senti
xrentof our eople. ami because it nnturallv
ind lopically mipht lead to couseuuevces of
xhe gravest character.
?pIii Ntid Cnbfk.
EFFORTS TOWARD If ECTRALITT.
In referring to the struggle in Cuba for Inde
pendence from the mother country. Spain, the
president says that earnest efforts have been
niioie on the part of this government to enforce
ooedience to our neutrality laws and to pre
vent the territory of the United States from
b-iiip abused as a van tape pround from whia
to aid those in arms against Spanish sover
eignity. PLAIN DCTT OF AMERICAN tTTlZEys.
Whatever may be the traditional sympathy
ef our countrymen as Individuals with peopie
who seem to be struggling for larger autonomy
and greater freedom, deejtened as such sympa
thy naturallv must be in b half of our neighbors,
yet the plain duty of their government is to
observe good faith the obligations of inter
national relationship. The performance of this
duty should not be made more dirflcult by a
disregard on the part of our citizens of the ob
ligations growing out of their allegiance to
their country, which should restrain them from
violating as individuals the neutrality which
the nation of which thev are members j
bound to observe in its relations tu frien-liy
Thina and Jttpan.
Tnn MISSIONARY TROt'BLES.
The president believes that the energetic
steps taken by the government in the troubles
in ( hiua. in which missionaries were a-sauited
and missions dest-overt. are all the more likelv
to result in future safety to our citizens in
China because the imperial government is. he
is perstiade.l. entirely convinced that we de
sire miiy the liberty and protection of our own
citizens and redress for anv wrongs thev ina
have suffered, and that wo have no ulterior Ci
sipns or objects, political or otherwise.
China will not forpet either our kindly serv
ice to her citizens during her late war nor the
further fact that, while furnishing all the fa
cilitiesat our command tn further 'he negoti
ation of a peace between her and Japan we.
sought no advantages and interposed uo coun
sel. C.RATEFfL APPRECIATION.
The government's of both China and Japan
have, in special dispatches transmittei
through their respective diplomatic repre
sentatives, expressed iu a um-t measing man
ner their grateful appreciation of our assist
ance to their citizens during the unhappy
struggle and the value of our aid in paving the
way to their resumption of peaceful relations.
AMERICANS AFFORKLD PROTECTION.
Referring to affairs in Turkey, the recent
ma-v-acre of Christians and the pedis of mis
sionaries, the president says that no efforts
have been spared in behalf of American citi
zens. and their protection in person and prop
erty has t-een earnestly and vigorously en
forced by every means within our power. The
presence of American naval vessels in Ottoman
waters has had jrovd effect.
PCTT AMI 111'. UTS OF EI'KoPEAN PoWEHS.
Ity treaty several of the most powerful Kuro
pean powets have secured a ripht and have
assumed a duty, not only in behalf of their ow n
Interest, but as agents of the world
Their right is to enforce such conduct to
the Turkish povernment as w ill restrain fanat
ical brutality, ami their duty i. to interfer
and to insure against such dreadful occurrences
in Turkey as lately .shocked civilization. The
powers dec'are this right and th:s duty to he
theirs alone, and it is earnestly hoped that
prompt and effective action of their part a i;l
not be delayed.
THE FINANCIAL QUESTION.
THE MOST IMPORTANT yl'IMK'N.
As we turn from a review of our foreign re'a-
tions to th contemplation of our national
liuauciat situat ion. s ;.ys the president, we are
immediately aware that we approach j. subject
of domestic con ern more imjMiriant than any
other that can en gape our attention, and one
at present in such a perplexing ami delicate
predicament as to require prompt and wise
THE REVENUE SYSTEM.
Hy command of the people, a customs rev
enue system, designed for the protection and
benetU of favored classes at the expense of the
great mass of our countrymen, and which,
w hile :nr:V.eient for the purpose of revenue,
curtailed our trade relations and imjieded our
ent ranee to the markets of the world, has hern
superceded by a tariff jiolicy which iu print. -pie
is based upon a denial of the right
of the government tn obstruct the avenues to
our jM'ople's cheap living or lessen their com
fort and contentment, for the sake of accord
ing especial ad van tapes to favorites, and
which, while encouraging our intercourse and
trade with other nations recognizes the fact
that American self-reliance, thrift ami inge
nuity, can build up our countr.-'.s industries
amd develop its resources more sureiy thau
THE l.oU RESERVE.
The president attributes the depletion of the
gold reserve to the greeut-ack and the silver
treasury notes. He cites the numerous efforts
of the administration to maintain the reserve
and the various mmd issues temporarily re
lieving the pressure. In this emeipency. he
says, and in view of its surrounding perplexi
ties, it becomes entirely apparent to those
upon whom the struggle for safety was de
volved, not only that our gold reserve must for
the third time iu less than thirteen months be
res ton d bv another issue and sale of bonds
bearing a high rateof interest and tctdJy suited
to the purpose, but that a plan imivl be adopt
ed for their disposition, promising better re
sults than those realized on previous sales.
THAT Ao REEM ENT WITH RANKERS.
An agreement was therefore made with a
number of financiers and bankers whereby it
wa- stipulated that bonds described in the re
sumption act of 1-7.S. trayable in coin thirty
years after their date, bearing interest at the
rale of 4 percent, per annum, and amounting
to about $;. tot Muni, should be exchanged for
gold, receivable bv weight amounting to a little
more th:;n ?'". ouhim.
TERMS OF THE CONTRACT.
This gold was to be delivered in such in-la.l-inents
as would complete its delivery within
six month-from the date of the contract, am:
at lea-t one-hair of the amount to be fur
nished from aoroad. It wasnUo apreed to
those supplying this g.dd that during the con
tinuance of the contract they wmjli, by every
means i:i their power protect the government
against gold withdrawals. Thf contract ui-o !
provided if con press wonid authorize the issue
oi ponds. p;i.!h:e ty tiieir term. in goid and
bearng interest at the rate of :t per cent, per
annum. m:pht within ten days he substituted
at par for the 4-per-cent bonds described in
The rerformauce of this contract tint only re
stored the r; serve, but checked for a time the
withdrawals of gold and bronpht on a period of
restored confidence and such p-aee ami q let
in business circles as were of the irreate-t pos
sible value to every interest thaL ( fleets our
CoN;PESS DECLINED RELIEF.
On the day t'.:is contract was made its terms
were communicated to congress by .sje
cuii execut i ve messapc. n which it
w as stated that more than sixteen
millions of dollars would be saved to
to the government if gold bonds, bearing A per
cent.. Mere authorized to be substituted for
those mentioned in the contract. The con
press having declined to grant the necessary
authority to e ure this saving, the contract,
unmodified, was carried out. resulting in a
pold reserve amounting to ?l"7.o71.30 on the
-tu day of July. Iv.V
snot: I.IERS HIS SHARE.
I have never had the slightest misgiving
concerning the wisdom or propriety of this ar-
ningment. and am ijuite willing to answer for
my lull share of rt-siHinsibilty for its promo
tion. THE GOLD RAID.
From January 1. 179. to July 14. 100, says the
president, only a little more than .' ii. m
gold was withdrawn from the treasury, but
from July 14. Is-9. the date of the passape of
the law for the increased purchase of stiver,
and Iicember 1. lny5. there was withdrawn
nearly $17S. i. "U. making the total of more
than frtt.o o.otm. Nearly J.uOiMXO of thegold
thus withdrawn has been paid out on the-e
Unite 1 States notes, an t yet every one of th
?4i.efc'.in is sti;i uncancelled and ready to d1
service in future gold tlep.etions. More thaT
?7t).'M)tHt in gold has since their
creation in 1WW been paid out
from the treasury upon the notes
piveti on the purchase of silver by the govern
ment: and yet the whole amounting tn f I
wi.ef0. except a little more than f Iti.tMUh).
which have been retired by exchanges for sil
ver at the request of the holders, remains
outstanding and prepared tu join their
older and more experfenced allies in
future ra;ds u;ion the treasury's gold reserve.
WILL i 'ALL Ft'K M HK BoNps.
The president say- that a continuance in our
present c urse may result in further bond is
sues, an 1 iiat we have suffered, or are threat
ened with all this for ihe sake of supplying
goid for foreipn shipment or facilitating its
hoarding at home, a situation is exhibited
which certainly ought to arrest attention and
proieke immediate legislative relief.
CANCEL THE CiKEENBACKS.
I am convinced the only tnorouph and prac
ticable remedy for our troubles is found in the
retirement of our United States notes, com
monly called greenbacks, and the outstanding
treasury notes issued by the coverr.ment in
pfivmcnt of silver purchases under the act of
prOGESTS A HF.lt OT.
I believe this could be quit readily aceom
pliahed by tht; chanm of tho notes fur United
I States bonds of small as well a large denomi
nations, bearing a low rate of Interest. They
t should be long-term bonds, thus Increasing
I their desirability as investments, and because
j their payment could be well postponed to a
! period far removed from present financial bur
dens and perplexities, when, with Increased
j prosperity and resources, they would be more
! easily met. To further insure the cancellation
of these notes, and also provide a way in which
gold may be added to our currency in lieu of
them, a feature tn the plan should be an au
thority given to the secretary of the treasury
to dispose of the bonds abroad for pold. if nec
essary, incomplete the com tem plated redemp
tion and cancellation, permlttinip aim to use
the proceeds of such bonds to take up and can
cel any of the notes that may be in the treas
ury, or that may be received by their govern
ment on anv account. The increase of o
bonded debt involved In this plan would be
amply cempensated bv renewed activity and
enterprise iu all bustnsss circles, the restored
confidence at home, the reinstated faith in our
monetary strength abro;d and the stimulation
of every Interest and industry that would fol
low the cancellation of the gold-demand obli
gations now art". ie ting us.
NATIONAL BANK CIRCVLATIOS.
I think thy ought to be allowed to issue cir
culation e.jual to the par value of the bond
thev deposit to secure ic. and that the tax on
their circulation snould !e reduced to one
fourth of one per cent., which would undoubl
euiy meet all the expenses the government In
curs on their account. In addition they should
be allowed to substitute or deposit In lieu of
the bonds now re.juired as security for their
circulation those which would be issued forthe
purpose of retiring the United Siates notes
and treasury notes. The banks already exist
ing, if they desired to avail themselves of tho
provisions of law thusTnn litled could issue cir
culation in addition to that already outstand
ing, amounting to fiTrf.mirt.nii'l. which Would
nearly t ipi.te eiual the currency proposed to
NO FEARS OF OfR INSOLVENCY.
Perhaps it is supposed that sufficient revenue
receipts would, iii a sentimental wav. improve
the situation bv inspiring confidence in our
solvency and allaviug Ihe fear of pecuniary
exhaustion, and yet all i hrough our struggle to
maintain a gold reserve there never has been
any apprehension as to our ready ability to pav
our way with such money as we had, and the
question whether or not our current receipts
met our current expenses entered into the es
timate of our solvency. Of course the general
st:fcte of our funds, exclusive of gold, was en
tirely immaterial to the foreign creditor and
investor. II is debt could only be said in gold,
and his only concern was our ability to keep
on hand that kind of money.
AS TO FREE COINAGE OF SILVER.
While I have endeavored to make a plain
statement of this, the disordered condition of
our currency and tin present dangers nienac
inp our prosperity, arid to suggest a way
which leads to a safer linancial system,
i have constantly had in mind the fact that
manv of mv countrymen whose sincerity I tin
iioido-itit. insist that the cure forthe ills now
threntenit.p us may be found In the sinple and
s'mple remedy of the free coinage of silver.
They contend that our mints shall be at once
thrown open to the free, unlimited and inde
pendent eoinag." of both pold and silver dol
lars of full legal-tender quality repardlos of
the act ion of any o her government and m full
view of the fact that the r tio between the
metats w hieh they sup'et calls for one hun
dred cent "s worth of po'd in the gold dollar at
the present standard and only fifty cents in in
trinsic worth of silver in the silver dollar,
were there intiniteiy strotiper reasons than
can be adduced for I.op;itp that such action
would secure for us a Lim'-tall currency
moving on !it;es of parity, an experiment so
now and hazardous as that proposed might
well stapger those who believe that stability is
an imperative condition of sound money. .
No e vernment. no human contrivance or
act of legislation, has ever been ade to hold
the two metals together in free Coimpe at a
ratio appreciable different from that which Is
established in the markets o: the world.
Weighing; unini'm Air.
The wcijxht Ulr 'i:iS fte?n hwn
tested hy ctmipressino; it in receptacles
hy the air-pump. That it really has
weight when so compressed is shown
hy the fact that the weight of the ves
sels is increased slightly hy fillinp;
them with compressed air, and that
such vessels become specifically "light
er as soon as the air contained in
them is exhausted. Many elaborate
experiments on the weight of air have
proven that one cubic foot weighs S3i
grains, (,f something less than 1 '4
ounces. The above experiment on the
weight of air is supposed to 1h made
at the surface of the earth with the
temperature at f0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Heated air, or air at hip;!) elevations, Is
much lighter. St, Louis Kepublic.
Quinces, which are supposed by sonic
authorities to be the golden apples of
the Ilesperides, which the Karth (od
dess gave to Juno for a bridal gift, are
among the most valuable of all fruits
for preserves. No one ever fails in
maH:ng quince jeiiy 11 tne peeling ami
cores of t hi1 fruit are used, as they
should be. The addition of two quinces
to a quart of apple peelings not only
gives a delicious ilavor to the jelly
made, but rentiers the result almost
certain. there is so much gelatinous
mat tor around the seed of this fruit
that any jelly containing them is sure
to form unless water to stew the fru;t
has been added in overabundance. N.
Some interesting maps showing
the present condition of sail naviga
tion have been compiled by Dr. Gerard t
Senost. The two main voyages for
German sailing ships are the saltpeter
trips to the west coast of South Amer
ica and tin rice trips to India and the
straits of Malaeea. The Congo is one
of the hardest places to reach from the
Ki.ard, taking as loug a time as the
Cape of Good Hope and i'otagonia. It
takes as long to reach Australia as
Zanzibar. It requires forty days to
reach New York, which is one of the
most inaccessible ports for a small
sailing vessel, especially in winter, but
the return voyage takes only twenty
five days. To Panama the trip is also
forty days, but the return is sixty
days. Australia is equally distant by
the Cape of Good Hope or by Cape
Horn, though the latter is preferred
on the home trip, as the dangers are
A queer Arabian Nights tale comet
from the Punjab. A few weeks ago a
party of weavers formed n marriage
procession and started for a village in
Kerozpore. The bridegroom was bald
and blind of one eye, and his father
feared the bride's parents would re
fuse him. so the weavers advised them
to present a barber's bnv who was with
them as the groom. The barber was
dressed in the groom's wedding gar
ments, ami was accepted. When the
marriage was over and they had re
turned home, the weaver demanded
his bride, but the barber refused to
give her up, and now they have gone
to law to settle the question.
"What?" asked the sentimental man,
what is to become of the rustle of
sl'iken skirts that have been the in
spiration of so many poets?"
"Never you mind, said the bloomer
girl. "From this time on woman is
going to do a good deel cf rustling
herself. Cincinnati Enqnirer.
Trees, the bark of which has been
removed in the spring, should never b
felled until the foliara dies in the fall
AFRAID FOR HIS LIFE.
The Sultan Tarn Pal at the Approach
of a Suppliant -The Latter I lust let! Off
to Prison Kxtraordinarr Kfforts Made
to Induce Said Pallia to Leave Ihe Brit
ish KnihasM.v ami Return to the Grand
London, Dec. 9. A dispatch from
Constantinople dated Iecemler 5, says
that on Friday, during the Selamlik,
when the sultan goes to the mosque to
perform his devotions, an incident oc
curred that caused a great commotion.
As the sultan was leaving the mosque
a man in Turkish dress, holding a pe
tition in one of his hands, pushed
through the cordon of military guard
ing the route ami threw himself in
front of the imperial carriage. He was
immediately arrested and hustled olf
The atTair created much excitement,
owing to the general feel in of anxiety.
The sultan was completely unnerved,
and his face was deathly pale. There
is no doubt that he thought an attempt
was about to be made on his life. The
contents of the petition are unknown.
The dispatch adds that all the repre
sentatives of the powers have now re
ceived instructions from their govern
ments to insist upon the admission of
a second guard slop to Constantino
ple. Action on the matter is therefore
Said Fasha. the ex -grand vi::ier, still
remains at the Ilritish embassy, where
lie sought refuge, believing hislife was
in danger. He is obdurate to all the
sultan's appeals to leave the embassy.
The sultan sent one of the palace
sheikhs to the embassy to persuade
Said l'asha to leave, but the sheikh
failed as completely as had previous
messengers from the palace.
After the sheikh h'll left, a Tmission
was refused to all other messengers of
the sultan. His majesty thereupon re
quested the diplomats of the other
powers to make representation to Said
l'asha. but they will make no attempt
to bring pressure to bear upon him.
Tln'y will leave him entire liberty
of action in the negotiations between
bimself and the palace. The resolu
tion adopted Ity the diplomats at their
meeting Thursday, which was later
handed to Saul l'asha by Karon Von
Caliee. tin Austrian ambassador, was
to this effect. It also referred to tb-s
1'itwers supporting Said Pasha if he
should accept the grand vi.ierate.
which tin- sultan has ashed him to do.
Together with the Adjuiiitnc: Chapel,
ltumed to the ('round.
llKlFoi:i. Ph.. fec. It. A special to
the Sunday Herald from Randolph. X.
Y.. says: While the students of Cham
berlain institute were at supper in the
dining ball Saturday, tire was discov
ered in the main building cupola. A
high wind gave the flames such head
way that the tire department, which
was on the scene in tive minutes, was
powerless. The flames communicated
with the chapel, ami all were burned
to the ground.
The buildings were situated on a
hill, and the water pressure was very
light. .Much of the chapel furnishings
and goods of roomers in the main
building were saved. Many of tiie
students had narrow escapes, but no
one received serious in jury.
Chamberlain institute was erected in
isibaml has been a preparatory school
for hundreds of western New York
and Pennsylvania men and women.
The institute was under the manage
ment of the Methodist KrisopaI con
ference with Prof. K. A. Hishop as
president. It will probably be rebuilt
at or.ee. The burned structure was a
frame one a ml the loss will be about
Sl.-.M'0: insurance. ?'. 01 h
THE PRESIDENT CRITICISED
For Leaving AY:idilni;ttm nt :t Time When
His Presence is ICspeciaily Keuircd.
Washington, Dec. '.. Great disap
pointment is expressed by members of
the house that the president should
have left the city Friday, and thus de
layed laying before them the informa
tion contained in Lord Salisbury's re
ply to Secretary Olney's letter, which
reached Washington Friday evening.
Such of the representatives as
feel a keen and patriot: ? in
terest in the Venezuelan boun
dary question and these consti
tute practically the whole house have
expressed the hope that the Ilritish
premier's answer v.-ouid be immediately
forwarded by the president in a special
message to congress. The president's
absence will prevent the house for pos
sibly ten days from receiving this in
formation unless some other method of
procuring it is reached.
SHOVERS OF THE QUEER,
Arretted at Toledo, 0 After an Kxciting
Toi.kdo. O., Pec. !t. After firing four
shots and i)einr fired at half a dozen
times, Lewis A. Smith, who pave his
place of residence as New York, was
arrested late Saturday niht ou the
charge of passing- counterfeit money
and shooting with intent to kill.
Smith hail disposed of seven bogus
S-li bills before he was detected, and
one of his victims gave him the excit
ing chase which endeil in his capture
after a run of half a mile.
At the police station seventeen
counterfeit ".' bills were found on his
person and ?'.,04 in good money, the
latter the proceeds of the bills he had
passed. .1. C. I'ooper, an accomplice of
Smith, is also under arrest.
Singular Fatality that Overtook Oliver
Tarlwrt at Terre Ilacte, 1ml.
TKKKK H.VfTK. Ind.. Dee. 0. Oliv.T
Tarbert. a railroad switchman, was in
stantly killed here yesterday morning
in a manner perhaps never before re
corded. With a lighted lantern in his
hand he was passing over an oil tank
box ear when an explosion occurred
and sent his Ixxly fifty feet in the air.
It is supposed gas was generated in
the oil tank and escaping into the car
was ignited by his lantern. The car,
strnge to say, was not badly damaged
by the explosion.
An 10001 Opportunity.
It would seem that no woman reader
would fail to take advantage of the oifer
made elsewhere in this paper by Carson,
Pirie. Scott & Co., Chicago, to send their
Shopping Guide, "The Shopiters' Econo
mist," absolutely fret to all who write for it
This firm bus come to be known as -the
quickest mail-order house in the world." It
is one of Chicago's oldest and most reliable
firms, its business is immense, nud every
representation msde can be relied upon.
They boldly announce: -'Your money back
If not satisfied with your purchase.'
Be sure to find and read the big display
advertisement above referred to. llydoiinj
so you will probably be greatly assisted in
deciding on purchases for Christmas, and
the Catalogue has a fund of information
that will be valuable at all seasons. And all
vim need do is to write for it to Carson,
t irie, Scott & Co., 56 to 7- S tate St., Chicago.
It is no man's business whether he has
cenius or nt; work he rr.i'st, whatever lie
is, but quietly ami steadily: and the natural
and uiiimwtl results 01 such work will he
always the thinjr (ird meant Liin to do, and
will be his best. Kuskin.
It is a hiirh. solemu, almost awfii'thpiicht
for every individual man that his earthly
intiueiiee. which has had a commencement,
will never, through all iices. were he the
very meanest of us, have an end. Carlj ie.
Annual Half Kntn Excursion to Canada,
Via Chicago & Grand Trunk Railway.
The Chicago & Grand Trunk Raihvav has
arranged for the usual Hulf Kate Holiday
Excursions to riuciial points ia Canada
tor season of ls'.io.
Thursday, December 10th,
Friday, Deceiulier 'i 'th,
Saturday, December 31st
Tickets pood to return up to aud includ
ing January itlh, ls'.iO.
Avail yourself of this opportunity to visit
Canada and spend the Holidays With the
Folks at Home.
All throusrh trainsof theChiea?o & Grand
Trunk Kaihvay pass through the Ureat St.
Clair Tunnel, one of the wonders of modern
ciiirineerins skill, and is the only line offer
ing the public advantages of through Pull
man car service to Canadian points. Tickets
may also be purchased reading via Detroit
Kxcursion tickets on sale at all stations.
For further particulars apply to Ticket
Agent, 103 So. Clark St.
3Iit. Bosnrn "Can I see the financial
editor;" Oltii-e lioy "Nope: lie's busy
j writim; an article to show why the slocks
he oiviis don't pay any dividends." Brook
'"Look here, Solihimpcnhagrn, vou must
help us at our smoking concert. You plav
the lluti-, don't you?'' "Not ven dure ish
anypoiry apout." "How's tUatC "I'ej
Voii't let mel"'
II:tll's C atarrh Curf
Is taken inti.rnally. I'riec 734
TnE Led'.- "Is this novel a fit one for mv
Cauuhtcr to read!' The Salesman "l
don't know. 1 am not acquainted with your
Little Mv "I understand, sir. that yon
have called me an unmitigated liar;" Dig
Man '-No: 1 didn't use the word 'unmiti
gated.'"' Little Man "Then I accept your
Dropst is a dread disease, but it has lost
its terrors to those who know that H. H.
Green Jc Sous, tho Dropsy SjKri'iaiists of
Atlanta, Georgia, treat it with such great
smv-ess. Write them for pamphlet giving
TEAr-tiF.R-"Emma. what do you know of
the orchid family" Emma "It yon please,
mamma has forbidden us to indulge in any
family gossip." Tit-Bits.
I caxsot senk ton highly or liso's Cure
for Consumption. Mas. Kkxk Moiibs, 'J15
W. M St., New York, Oct -i.
BitoNcisiTis. Sudden changes of the
weathcrrausc Bronchial Trouoles. " oirw'j
Uivnchitil Troches" will yive effective relief.
Iv these days the matrimonial match only
stems to light on t!;e money box. Truth.
Beectum's pills for constipation 10c and
2-"ic. Get the took (free) at y our druggist's
aud go by it. Annual sales t.(ioo,0o0 boxes.
If thou desirost case, in the f.rst place
take care of the ease of thy mind. Fuller.
YiS. TO BE SV3E
The enre is certrin, stire.
The great success of the chocolate preparations of
the house of Waiter Salter & Co. (established
in 1730) has led
of their name, labels, and wrappers. Walter
Baker & Co. are the oldest and largest manu
facturers of pure and high-grade Cocoas and
Chocolates on this continent. No chemicals are
used in their manufactures.
Consumers should ask for, and be sure that
they get, the genuine Walter Baker & Co.'s goods.
WALTER BAKER & CO., Limited,
He is burning up fat This fat must be in as constant
supply as the air he breathes.
It has got to come from somewhere. If it does not come
from his food, it must come from fat stored up in his body.
He steals it and you say " He's getting thin he's growing
Scott's Emulsion will take that boy, set his digestion
at work, re-build that body. His food may not make him
fat Scott's Emulsion will.
El iwt ycu pt Scott l Emuhion whin you want ii and not m tJuaf mistitut.
Scott & Bowne, New York, ah Druggists. 50c. and $
Of your physical heallti. Build up your
system, tone your stomach aud dipestiva
organs, increase your appetite, enrich your
blood, drive out all imp ur1 ties and prevent
sickness by taking
The One True Blood Purifier. Jl ; 6 f or fS.
I-li-kj-iVe Dille no harmoniously wita
llOOU & eilli Hood's Sarsaparilla. SSo.
Undo it yourself :
then it s easy ;
Hook and Eye
Fen1 trnrnt In stamp for New
MuiIit lionv Hook in color to
lUcltardMm De l,tri ltr.,
Guarantee skirt edres
from wearing out. Don't
take anv bindine unless
you see S. H. & il." on the label no
matter what anybody tells you.
If your dealer will not supply you,
Snd for simps. showing labels and mi
iTTiila. to:h- S. H.i K.Co.. P. O. Box .
New York City.
KEST IN THE WOULD.
' Vntr AsvVt 2at. in.
, .t ... vt.l I
THE RIS1NCJ SUN
STOVE POLISH in
rakes for general
blacking of a stove.
THE SUN PASTH
POLISH for a quick
applied and pol
i.hcd with a cloth.
Mono Bros 1'rops., Canton, Mass l'-S-A.
THE A ER MOTOR CO. tfoes half the world's
wimimltl buslne.-., Itet'.-uifio It has reduced the del of
Kind ponttr to 1 ;G wrut It It lr Diany branch
tooiws mppiit'S ItJ k'hk-is aud repairs
X,-.V a 'M lour dmr. It nn and dues lumlsh a
i iH'tN'r article fur lew money thaa
tPHVSf' "lhl Jt makes Pumping- and
iIir'?M;'-T- ir,' ' tieareij. strel, (Vilvanized-iirter.
"5?5'- y'-v"' 'Cnipi'-tlon wiRJmilis Tiltlaf
Vo."' ncl ''',t s;'!"1 T"lers..NI"cl But Saw
f ) frames, steel Jed outers and 'eed
i1 GriiMlers. On apr-liealion It irlll nanie una
J I if Ufe artlclfi ihat H niU funiish until
January Jst at 1 :i Uie uuai price. It aisu makes
panics acil Hnniiof all kiiiiu. .snd fur eatalixua.
Faturv; i:ib, KockweU aad f iUcure Streets, Chkaia.
OC5F3 i"' WHISKY n.MNrarfd. rent
briU-.l) Hit. Dr. U. n. WINILLtt, 1T1.UI1, ba.
NaJ 'iUli PAPZilmrttnayaavra
IS IQ EE CESIAIH, AS WHES
TO MAEE Sint, USE IT APT) BE OJEED.
to the placing on the market
and unscrupulous imitations
A little lad, all fun.
A little chap, all coat.
A round cipher, not know
ing whether the stroke will
go up and make him six, or
down, and make him nine.
It's growing time with him.
' 111 ' " " " -" 11 law I I 1.1 u.i .inn. ,.,, i, mail 11 1 i. m--r