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VOL. XUV. HO 54.
BOCK ISLAUD, ILL., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1895.
PSI03 TXXBZ3 CZ3T3.
The Second of the Kind Since
FINANCIAL LEGISULTIOH HEEDED.
President Calls Atte ntJoa to the For
eign Situation as an Added Reason
for Prompt Action.
Ctrngnm to Do oroethliig Mm
le; th 1 fat Mar Rmm-MUh
ltbea Recemm.ariatlira. Thmn
Wera Ceaitalned In lit Regular Memag
ate, raMrt the Venezuelan Coramla
akan Bill Without Amaadrnent and I'naiv
Imonaly .Hpeechea of Ie fiance to Em
land Holiday Recee Foatponad.
Washixgtox, Drc. 21. After two (o
ioca of the cabinet hnd dlscuMod the
flnnnclul condition of tho country In the
prmcnt crieis, President Cleveland, lata
yesturtl.iy af tornnon, sent to congress the
''In my lnt annual message the evils of
tmr prrwnt financial system wore plainly
pointed out and the causes and means of
tho di'plction of government gold were
diilalnud. It was therein stated that,
after all the efforts that had been made
by tho executive branch of tho govern
tnvnt to protect our gold reserve by the
lMimnro of bonds, amounting to more
than IHU,rtw,p, such reserve then
mummied to by llttlo more than 179,000,
OX); that ftboutlO,Ouo,JU had boon with
drawn from utich rcsorvo during tho
month, next previous to the dnt of that
message, and qultu large withdrawals for
shipment in the Immediate future wcro
predicted. The contingency then foarcd
hna rrnched us, and the withdrawals of
gold aluco the communication ruforred to
mid t.throt that appear lncvlublo
threaten such depletiou of our gov
ernment gild reserve as bring us face to
face with tlio nTcslty of further action
fur Its protuction.
SlsaaJ and Impressive Warning.
MThla condition Is Intensified by the
prevalence In rertnln quarters of sudden
and nnuaiiul npprehenln and timidity ia
business circle. He n In the midst of
another senaun of perplexity caused by our
dangerous and fatuous financial opera
tion. These may be expected to recur
with certainty a lng as thrro Is no
amendment In our financial system. If
in this particular insinniw ourfjrudlca
ment l at all Influenced by a rucent In
sistence, upon tlie position we should oo
cupy In our relation to certain questions
ronevrntng iur foreign policy, this fur
nishes a signal and linpresslvn warning
th.it even tho patriotic 'iitltTinnt of" our
people U not an ndt quato substitute for
sound financial policy. Of course there
ran bn no douht In any thoughtful mind
as to the complete solvency of our n.Ulon.
or can there lie any Just nppruhenslon that
tno American icoi1b will bt: sntUueJ with
less than an honest payment of our public
obligations In tho recognized money of the
The Real and tbs Xeneible Core,"
"We should not overlook tho fact, liotr-
cver, that aroused fear Is unreasoning find
must be taken Into account In all efforts
to avert public loss and the sacrifloo of
our people's Interests. The real and sensi
ble euro for our recurring troubles can
only be rffuetetl by a complete change In
our financial scheme. iVndlng that, tho
exectitlve branch of the government will
not rulax Its efforts nor abandon its deter
mination to use every means within its
reach to maintain before tho world Amer
ican credit, nor will tlieroboany hesita'
tlon In exhibiting Its confidence in tho
resources of our country and tho constant
patrlotlMn of people.
Should Uo Kmmthlna; Hp fore Krcra
"In view, however, of tho peculiar situa
tion now confronting us I have ventured
to herein express the earnest hope that
tlie congress In default of the Inaugura
tion of a better systotu of finance will not
tako a recess from its labor before it has
by legislative enactment or declaration
done something, not only to remind those
apprehensive among our people that the
resources of this government and a scrupu
lous regard for honest dealing, afford a
euro guarantee of unquestioned safety and
soundness, but to reassuro the world that
with these factors and tho patriotism of
our citizens tho ability and determina
tion of our nation to meet in any circum
stances every obligation it incurs do not
admit of question.
Aika Congreas for Prompt Aid.
"I ask at the hands of tho congress such
prompt aid as It alono has the power to
give to prevent. In a time of fear and ap
prehension, any sacrifice of the people's
interests aud the public funds, or the Im
pairment of our public credit in an etlort
by executive action to relievo tho dangers
of the present contingency.
"Executive Mansion; Dec SiO, IsUi."
YEXKZtr.LA COMMISSION BILL
Cars Through. I ha fleamta na It Passed tho
Haas ltny of Excitement,
WASiusiiTox, lc St Tho United
Ftntes senate, by unanimous vote and
without the formality of a roll call, passed
the bill already adopted by the house of
rcprcsentatlvesj-mpowcring the president
to appoint a commission to determine tho
Vcncsucla-British Guiana boundary.
This action was the rnlralnation of
debate adding a memorable nage to con
gr-vtional history. Tho subject of war
betcen tho United States and Great
lirltaln was tho prevailing therms which
found expression In lofty patriotic sent!
tiirnts, lu stirring appeals for preparation
and defense. In graphic portrayals of the
horror of war, and nt times In defiant
warning to the people across the water.
lty singular coincidence the session which
Was to be marked by such vigorous debate
and action was opened by an invocation of
classic beauty from the blind chaplain of
tli senate, breathing the spirit of good
will between tho flwo prominent English
speaking nations. This was speedily fol
lowed by the adoption of Allen's some
. wb it ironical resolution calling on the
fln inee cvinniltlee to Investigate the que.
tiua of uolliuited roinasts of ail var. At all
Mutes durtua tuo four boon of discussion
the galleries were besieged by an eager j
crowd, whose patriotic impulses found '
frequent expression In applause which '
tho presiding officer sought vainly to sup-1
There were strong expressions against I
the panic In American stocks and securities
which it was said the London commercial
Houses were seeking to bring about.
Throughout the debate there was an un
dercurrent of feeling that while the coun
try would not shrink from - war, if it must
come, yet that such a calamity was not
Imminent. The only material amendment
proposed to the commission bill in the
senate was one requiring tho commission
to tn confirmed by the scnato and this,
with all tho others, was dropped by Mor
gan auring the afternoon.
U he passage of the bill was not, how
ever, the only event of tho day, for at 4:30
o'clock tho president's messago urging
the gravity of the financial situation and
calling on congress not to adjourn for the
holidays until relief was afforded was
presented to the senate. Its reading was
followed with closo attention, but ths
-nntors absorbed with the stirring events
of the debate wera ready to adjourn with
out linmediato consideration of the nies-
Further inquiry into tho subject makes
it nppL-ar that if tho commission to be ap
pointed to ascertain tho facts respecting
the Venezuelan boundary finds it neces
sary to visit tho country and to personally
locate tho line, tho work will consume
much more timo than is generally believed
to be necessary. Outside of the voyage to
Venezuela, which would consume no lest
than month to nnd fro, the journey
through the wild interior of the country
would bo very difficult With a small fly.
Ing force of eight lightly equipped colon
ial police the journey to the L'ruan out
post, whero tho collision occurred and
which marks ono end of tha line claimed
by Great Britain, could not bo made in
less than twenty-three days.
eo that if too commission is to make a
prjper examination of tho country the
task, including tho sea voyage, will prob
ably occupy almost six months. Many
names have teen suggested for member
ship on tho commission, but tlie senate's
action in passing tho house bill unamend
ed apparently eliminates several of these
names. Including that of Justice Harlan,
of the United states supremo court. Ono
name favorably mentioned is that of Mr.
l'art ridge, of crmont, formerly United
States minister to Venezuela.
OTHER END or TUB AVENUE.
Two Cabinet Meetings field to Discnst
At tho other end of tho avenue tho presi
dent and his cabinet received prompt ad
vices of tho course of events here and on
the public exchanges. The cabinet sat
two sessions, something without precedent
In recent years. Secretary Herbert, who
returned from New York, attended tho
second meeting for a brief time. All tlie
remaining members of the cabinet were
pre -a', except Secretaries Laiuont aud
Smiui, wlio arc out of town. The finan
cial situation was tho principal topic of
oumtttmrMdn, and tho-result of the meet
ing was revealed in tho message sent to
tho senate late In tho afternoon, that body
lielng kept in session by request from the
Whltii House for Its reception. ..
Tho message was not favorably re
ceived in the senate. Tho summary ad
journment upon tho motion of Cockrell,
ono the Democratic leaders, immediately
after the conclusion of the reading of tho
message, was taken on tho la-publican
side as a disposition not to consider tho
message seriously. Cockrell declined to
define his motion or to discuss the ques
tion of tho propriety of tho suggestion.
Gorman, replying to a question, said that
he did not want to crlticiso tho president.
Senator Allison thought there would bo
a recess, notwithstanding the message, as
the senate had already passed a resolution
to that effect before the message was re
llawley said it appeared to lilm as if the
president was In a Bull Kun panic, and
Teller nnd Uullom agreed that It looked
as though the president was trying to off
set the effect of his Venezuelan message
and it was begin ning to look as if the pres
ident had concluded from tho favorable
manner in which tho Venezuelan mes-
8nu . hnd been received that
would follow any suggestion that he
PROTECT OF AN EMINENT WOMAN.
Elizabeth Staart r lie pa-Ward Appeal to
Boston, Dec. 21. Mrs. Elizabeth Stu
art Phelps-Ward has just sent a letter,
dated at Newton, Mass., to President
Cleveland, in which sho protests against
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any situation which may have a tendency
to cause trouble between the United
States and Great Britain. She says among
other things: -I venture to appeal to
you. I am sure that I am expressing tho
voice of every woman, and of most of tho
humane and thoughtful men in this coun
trybut there is no time to collect names
anu sign petitions. 1110 possibility oi war
wi.n cugmna seems ns mo u;ra oi mis
writing to bo made, by your message, a
danger. ar at best is but legalized inur-
der. Civilisation now is far beyond it.
We have outgrown the time when it
should even be considered a solution of
even serious difficulties. The morality of
war is superceded. The statesmanship of
tho future must rest absolutely upon this
principle, as that of tho past has rested
upon the principle of brute force.
"If Hismarck found the whole of Bulgaria
Ian grenadiers; if. even in a cause of
humanity. Emperor William holds aloof
from interference in the Armenian ques
tion because he believes that happy securi
ty at home ia worth more to his country
than bloody philanthropy abroad; then
surely tho life of one American citizen is
at least worth luo.OKJ or even 1,000,
0i, acres of disputed wilderness,' more
than 1.U0 mile from ' our borders, and
i peace of this republic is worth more
d,trlno which mar have not been
originated for such purposes as that to
"i i.iT:. i, -.
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BostoX, Dec 21. The New Free T ratio
Lcnguo held the moat notable banquet in
Its history lost night. Resolutions were
adopted.', deploring Cleveland's special
mesag dealing with the Venezuelan
Issue, and Ambassador lanyard's remarks
in favuf of paaoa wvre heartily endorsed.
TUB-FEELING lit CHEAT BKITAIX.
Xatiaaal Obecmr Kaya the American Pee-
ple Hate the -il-t Ceeoti-jr.-
Loxdox, Dee. St. Moat of the comment
of tho British, weeklies on the difficulty
with America is on the lines of hoping
that "the good sense of the American peo
ple" will av.rt war. The National Ob
server Is a notable exception to this. It
says: "The messago ought in the main to
be not unwelcome in this country. Its
menacing tone, its outrageous pretensions,
and the general approval of it amount to
a demonstration of what has often been
denied, but is none the less the truth, that
Americans outside of a very select circle
of millionaires and mugwumps are pro
foundly hostile to England.
"They may like the individual English
man, but for the British government they
have nothing but detestation, and pleas
ure in seeing it crossed and humiliated.
Those who have been living in a fool's
paradise made up of maudlin senti
ment about kindred communities and
Mood being thicker than water may ex
perience a disagreeable shock when the
unsympathetic reality . is forced upon
their attention. Jfow that President
Cleveland comes forward, and with a
firm hand strips all cant aside amid the
general a;;plause of Americans, we know
where we stand."
"President Cleveland has taken tho
most effectual measures to commit his
country to a position from which it can
not rccedo without discredit, and to which
we cannot submit without danger to our
Interest and honor. Unless this is disa
vowed by tho American people which
is eminently unlikely there is no satisfac
tory issue to the dilemma. If tho worst
happens the fault is not ours. If the
United btntes chooses to fastens quarrel
upon us tho responsibility must bo left
with it. It is idlo to hope for peace wit h
a persistent bully."
The universal tone of tuo British press
Is hope that war will not ensue, but a
united front against tho American posi
tion. As a result of a scries of interviews
with the agents general of tho different
British colonics represented in this city
Ueutcr's Telegram company has issued
the following statement: "So far as tho
colonies are concerned every reliance is
placed upon tho marquis of Salisbury's
masterful dealing with tho question. It
is sufficient to them that tho colonies are
happily an integral portion of the em
pire." ritOBARLK CHANGE OF PLANS.
Caused by the President's Message on the
Wasihxgtox, Dec 2J. The president's
ante-recess message took both houses of
congress by surprise. It produced a num
ber of conferences last night, tho result of
which will probably bo a complete change
of plans for a holiday recess and the in
auguration of tho real work of the session
two or three weeks in tho advance of the
time when it would have been but lor the
message. 1j tho scnato an effort will be
made today to secure tho reconsideration
of the adjournment resolution, - and the
houso will proceed to business as if no ad
journment resolution hnd been adoptod.
Tho speaker will appoint his commit
tees, and it appears most probablo that if
the senate fails to reconsider the adjourn
ment resolution and send it to tho houso
tout uocy will uecline to accept tuo sen
ato amendments and thus leave the whole
question suspended in tho air between the
two bodies for the timo being. This Is tho
general result of a conference among some
of the leading Republican senators held
with Speaker It-ed last night. There is
some doubt as to how tho senate 6ilver Re
publicans may act on the question of re-
considerai ion, but if they co-operate with
their anti-silver collengies it is believed
such a motion will carry.
Tho disposition among tho leading
Democrats in tho senate is opposed to re
consideration, but the Republicans think
it doubtful whether they will adhere to
their . opposition. If the Republicans fail
to carry their point thoy will lot tho reso
lution go to tho house in confidence that
it will refuso to accept the senate amend
ments and that the adjournment move
lnent will thus bo checked. Tho house
conference took plnea at Speaker Reed's
hotel and was participated in by Dinglcy,
Cannon and other leaders.
w niio no ocnnlto line or action was
talked of the Republican leaders general
ly conceded that, whatever legislation is
adopted, if any, in response to the presi
dent s messaga must necessarily be
temporary plan, lo take up any com
prehensive scheme to reform the currency
or banking system at this particular time
would bo pronounced wholly impractic
Ono of tho leaders who was in confer
ence with Reed outlined as a probablo line
! of action to bo proposed in the house tho
I , "an1oc OI wrm certincatcs of in-
i1ehhdnoss or bonds to maintain th mild
debtednoss or bonds to maintain the gold
reserve, with a possible advance of tariff
rates in certain schedules sufficient to
bring ' the revenue up to the expenses of
government. The talk in tho speaker's
room did not, however, extend to the plans
which the house might adopt.
Gravo fears wcro expressed by the houso
members of both parties that tho senate
might refuse to accept any bond plan. The
popular loan plan was tho one most talked
f bv ReDublicans. nod both Payne and
; UaJzelL members of the Last ways and
' mcaus committee, advocated it. Pavne
favored the plan proposed In the last con
tress by Reed short term, low interest.
small denomination bonds to bo sold to
nnasks I on Oar Side.
St. Petersburg, Dec 21. The Novoe
"If it comes to a war be
tween Great Britain and the United
i States the former will have to encounter
j internal as well as foreign foes, for the
l Irish are not likely to look on passively at
such a conflict. In that event there
would come the hour of bitter retribution
for the past."
The Possible Com miss lone ra.
New Yock, Dec 21. The Sun's inform
ation is that the three commissioners
. . . , ... . .
tigato the Veiiezuelan boundary disputo
wul,: r"T -v... . . V T
. mont; Andrew D. White, ex-minister to
1 1-in.nn V.l-r.l
Germany; Edward J. Phelps, ex-minis
ter to the oourt of Sit. James.
a Rapist on CoadiUoaa.
Eau Claire, Wis., Dec SI. Governor
Cphom has pardoned William Dukelow,
tho man sentenced to thirty years' Im
prisonment at Waupun in 1333 by Judge
iiuiley for the rape of 4-year-old Agnes
McSheffenv. The fravernor'a nardnn vu
1 p-HnU-d on condition that Dukelow ab-
stain from - intoxicating liquors fur
BAIN WORKS RUIN.
Also Serious Loss of Life in th
' River. Bottoms.
MISSISSIPPI Off A BIG BAMPAGE
Seven Prrse-is Ttrowned, Six of Them at
One Time by the Wrrclc or a Rent Mttrb
llia-h Corn in Shock nnd Field Inundated
rioud Risra Foartcrn Feet at Alton in
a Day Prudirauient of a Farmer and
Hired Slan V? a Tree.
ST. Locis. Djc. i'l Tliounprecedm'e-i
rainfall of the pas' threj duvs, wh cb
has been general throughout Mis
souri, has filled to overflowing all
tho creeks aud rivers within its con
tines. Those stroams tributary to the
Missouri have ndde I to tho height of that
river, which in turn has swollen tho Mis
sissippi, and that rivar has risen here
nearly twenty fott Residents of Little
Oklahoma, in North St. Louis, saw a
housa bo.it capsize ulmost in mid-stream.
directly in front of their settlement, and
fears are cntert.iir.v-d thit its occupants
v.ero drowned. At A I on, Ills., the Mis
sissippi showed a risj of nearly fourteen
t ia ono day. Forty families on the
lowlands were forced to flea for safety to
higher ground. Much damaga was done
to lionting craft, aud corn in tho shock
was carried off in the bottom lands".
Six Perscna Find Watery Craves.
Cuivre river is very high all over the
bottom from the bluff to .bluff, and is up
in tho hou-.es on tho prairlo bottom east
of Old Monroe, John Ilcitman, who
lives on a high place on the Cutvre river.
went in his s!uff to August Langneckcr's
and found the water up to tho floor, and
persuaded the family to go with him in
the skill to his houso. They all started
John Ileltmnn, August Longnecker,
Henry Lin meeker, Thomas Cildwoll,
William Meadows nnd wife, and a step
son of James Bl.wking.ship namod Mar
tin. The current was strong, and it
seems that tho skrff struck a treo and
split wide open. Tnoso in the boat were
drowned, esc;pt Thomas Caldwell, who
clung to a tree from about 9 o'clock In the
morning nntil S o clock last evening.
when he wns rescued. Xono of tho bodies
have yet been recovered.
Grasy Creek Claims a Victim.
The Murmaton fiver is higher than ever
before known py-jho oldest inhabitants.
The creeks arc up; and railroad travel it
practically stopped on the roads cntor.no
Nevada. ConsideraL' damage has bees
done In V ernon county by tho drowning
of stock and the washing away of bottom
corn in tho shook. llliam Hudson, a
farmer living in the Salt river bottoms.
a lew miles north of Louisiana, Mo., was
drowned in Grassy oreuk while attempt
ing to lord tt. ,
Farmer and Him Hired Man t'p a Tree.
Reports from dt. Charles state that all
small bridges along tho Missouri, Kansas
and Texas railway are washed away and
traffic is delayed.. Much damago was dona
In this count to feuces and corn which
was out in tho fields. Elias Dean, a promi
nent and wealth- farmer living on the
-Murmaton river six miles nort litres tot
Nevada, Mo., and a farm baud named
Dorey Munroe, were out ia a boat on ths
backwater cf the Marmatcn river, when
tho boat s:i::k. Tho men succeeded la
getting into a tree top, and so far as heard
from are still there. Their perilous plight
was not discovered till noon yesterday,
when a messenger was sent to this plaot
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