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I "PICTURESQUE CALIFORNIA"
VOLUME LXXV- NO. 35.
RATHER A CINCH.
What the Income Tax
POPULISTS TO FAVOR IT.
As a Step in the Direction of
MR. TARSNEY'S LACONIC OPINION.
McMillin Outlines the Principal
Features of the Bill as Already
Washington, Jan. 3.— McMillin, chair- i
.. man of the sub-committee of tbe Ways
. and Means Committee in charge of the
-•' internal revenue features of the tariff bill,
.outlined to-day the salient points of the
income-tax measure which it is expected
. to. have completed in a day or two. He
said: "The corporation part of the meas
ure will not require an inquisition on
every individual to determine what amount
of corporate stock he holds; but the as
. sessment will be made against and paid by
the corporation in the first instance, and
hence a man owning corporation stock
will not be bothered by the assessors un
: less he is subiect to an individual income
tax. The corporation will pay the tax of
: each of its Incorporators, and will, in turn,
: ■charge it up against them. But to prevent
taxing a man twice, if the corporation
; pays for an incorporator on the dividends
he would derive, \i". in turn, is credited
with that amount in assessing his general
income for taxation.
"As to foreigners and foreign associa
tions holding interest-bearing securities in
: tbis country, they will be assessed tbe
same as our own citizens, it will not be
necessary to go abroad in order to ascer
tain these investments, as the assessment
against a corporation will cover all its
stockholders, foreign as well as do
"The collection of the tax will be in the
hands of tbe Internal Revenue Bureau.
It will not necessitate the appointment of
new tax collectors in various Sates, but a
few additional assessors and deputies will
be required to work under the present
revenue collectors. It should be under
stood that tbe tax will be confined to about
8 5. 00 C people, according to estimates fur
nished by the Treasury .Department, so
that no large force will be necessary to
keep track of such a comparatively small
. class. The individuals taxed will number
not more than one-third as many men as
were taxed under the old income tax law."
McMillin says the bill will provide
cans for compelling disclosures as to in
comes somewhat similar to tbe methods j
used by several States. He says the pen- ;
alties for failing to report or for false re
ports have not yet been fixed.
Jerry Simpson said to-day that the
Populist section of Congress would solidly
support the income tax plan. He regarded
It as opening the way to free trade, saying
that a revenue tariff will be necessary as
lone as revenues are not raised from in
comes or some other source. Simpson as
serted that the plan would be immensely
popular with the masses.
Representative Tarsney, one of the mem
bers of the ays and Means Committee
who voted for the income tax, to-day met
the objection that tremendous opposition
would come from the class receiving in
comes with the laconic remark:
"There are more men driving drays than
Representative Geary of California says
there is no doubt that the tariff bill will be
taken into the Democratic caucus and
changed in some particulars and then
passed. Geary says the Mills bill was
treated in this way. He did not say what
changes he thought would be necessary
to mate it satisfactory.
Cleveland. Jan. 3.— At a meeting of
Cleveland vessel-owners this morning it
was unanimously resolved to raise a fund
to meet the expense for agitation in Wash
ington against putting Iron ore on the free
Philadelphia. Jan. 3.— a cut in gran
ulated sugar, placing it nominally at 4
. cents per pound but really at 3.74 cents to
favored rebate dealers, the lowest price on
record, has been made by the sucar trust.
The object of the reduction ii to influence
.'Congress.- There are, however, several
other causes for the general trade depres
sion which bas limited buying as an im
portant factor. Another element is the
. increase in the Cuban crop, which for the
. present season is estimated at 1,006.000
■ tons, against 840.000 tons last year.
• Cincinnati, Jan. 3.— A meeting of
• 'business men at the Board of Trade rooms
to-day adopted resolutions protesting
' against. the passage of the Wilson bill and
expressing the belief that the sentiment of
wage-earners, manufacturers and mer
chants, without regard to party, is now
practically unanimous against its passage.
A form of petition was adopted to be cir
■ culated for signatures and presented to
representatives in both branches of Con
INCREASED MAIL SERVICE.
Trips Once a Week Between New
York and Colon.
Washington, Jan. 3.— The Pacific Mail
steamships, after February 1, will form al
nnge-a-week mail service between New
York and Colon, instead of thirty-six trips
". Br year. A four years' contract with Ihi !
•Government requires the company to make '
thirty-six mail trips a year during the first !
' two years, and fifty-two a year during the j
latter half of the period. In accordance
with this the company will make twenty
' six mail trips a year after February 1, in
. stead of thirteen a year as required during
the first two years.
-: AGAINST THE COMPANY. |
The Supreme Court Decides in Favor
of Widow Angle.
•" Washington, Jan. 3. — The United
.• States' Supreme Court has rendered a de
■ cision In the case of Angle vs. the Chicago, j
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway J
* Company against tbe company. The
• plaintiff, Mrs. Angle, a widow, sued for i
• money due her husband for work really i
performed in building the Superior Air
Line. The court holds that tbe 'Omaha
. company secured aland grant of 3,000,000 j
acres from- the Superior company by mis- 1
The Morning Call.
representation to the Wisconsin Legisla
ture and -ustains the charges of fraud.
Mrs. Angle's claim amounts to £500,000.
The claims of the stocknolders of the Su
perior Air Line have yet to be filed. The
lands secured by the Omaha company are
valued at millions of dollars.
WHITE FOR STAIRLEY.
Has Never Withdrawn His Support
From That Gentleman.
Washington, Jan. 3.— A ban Francisco
paper of recent date published a story al
leging that Senator White, after having
recommended Waverly Stairley for Col
lector of Internal Revenue for the North
ern California District, sent a letter to
Commissioner of Internal Revenue Miller
asking him not only to oppose Stairley for
the place, but to use every possible effort
to secure the position for Ed Leake, As
sistant State Librarian and a brother ot
Sam Leake, the politician and newspaper
man. Senator White said to The Call
correspondent to-night that be was at a
loss to understand how such a report could
bave originated. He said he had never
witbdrawn his indorsement of S!airley for
this place, neither was he aware of Ed
Leake being an applicant for it. He had
understood, however, that Sam Leake
wanted the Sacramento Postoffice. He at
one time wrote a letter recommending
Sam Leake as a good man for some. office,
but whether or not bis letter had been
filed by Leake for any appointment under
the Treasury Department he did not
know. Possibly this was how the report
originated. Senator White %aid he bad
certainly not written to Commissioner
Miller to oppose Stairley's appointment.
In fact he was at the Treasury Depart
ment to-day, and while there was given to
understand that Stairley's appointment
would be made within a few days, perhaps
The delegation has not been able to
agree on any one for the Surveyor-Gen
eralship. Senator White is supporting
Green of the Colusa Sun. The other can
didates are Fassett and Ruddock of San
Francisco, formerly of Mendocino, and
the latter is being urged by Attorney-
WENT UP IN SMOKE.
The Largest Fire Toledo Has
Had in Twenty Years.
Flames Driven Before the Northwest
Wind Were Almost Impossi
ble to Control.
Toledo. Jan. . .— A fire to-night, which
j caused a loss of fully $1,000,000, broke out
a few minutes after 6 in the elevator of
| F. _.. Quale & Co., on River street, front
ing on Madison and Water. The cause is
as yet unknown, but an explosion of dust
1 caused a general alarm, and the elevator,
with its contents, was entirely destroyed.
A strong northwest wind blowing, carried i
the flames across Madison street to the
plevator and business block of C, A. King
& Co., which is a total loss, and the flames
[ also spread westward across Water street
to the rear of the large five-story business
| blocs known as the Chamber of Commerce
I building, owned by T. P. Biown and occu
pied by the Western Union Telegraph
j Company, the American District Company
; and a large number of offices, which was
j also destroyed. From this the flames spread
south to the next building, five stories
I high, occupied as a museum and theater,
i and this was gutted within a few minutes.
I The next building southward was the
j wholesale drug house of West & Truax,
and was a total loss. »
Te the west the flames leaped across
Summit street, the chief retail street of
the city, injuring the Hartford block, but
tbe fire was here checked without great
damage. In the rear of this building is the
office of the Festal Telegraph Company,
the manager of which removed all the
apparatus possible, thus cutting off all
telegraphic communication for a time, as
the Western Union office and its instru
ments were destroyed. The two-story
block on the northwest comer of Water
and Madison streets, diagonally across
from the Quale elevator, was also de
The losses so far as ascertained are as
follows: F. N. Quale & Co., elevator
building, $50,000, fully insured, as was
also the grain in store; (J. A. King A Co.,
$41,000 on building; T. P. Brown, Cham
ber of Commerce buildine £120,000, insur
ance $110,000; Wonderland, loss on build
ing 575,000, on contents 820,000; West
& Truax. loss on building £30,000, on
sock $ 75. 000, fully insured on the latter;
losses of various business firms and offices
in the King block and Chamber of Com
merce building $100,000. insurance un
known; other losses, $20,000. The total
loss will reach nearly 51, 000,000.
Owing to the high wind help was re
quested from the nearest cities, and the
appeal was responded to promptly by
Cleveland, Detroit and Adrian, the
engines of the two latter reaching the city
before the fire was under control and
rendered efficient service. It was the
largest fire which bas visited Toledo in tbe
past twenty years. . « >/
Later estimates place the total loss at
\ 200,000, with insurance of about three
i fifths of this amount. The following ad
ditional losses have been reported T. P.
Brown, Chamber of Commerce. $200,000;
C. L. Luce estate, $40,000; J. EL Moore,
museum, $30,000; West & Truax, whole
sale drugs, building, $110,000; Second Na
tional Bank. $26,000. and $200,000 in cur
rency in the vaults, thought to be safe;
Spitzer & Co., bankers, $20,000 and a quan
i tity of bonds In the vault, possibly lost.
j and the losses of other tenants of the
Chamber of Commerce building is heavy;
Western Union Telegraph Company, loss
$25,000; American District Telegraph
Company, $30,000; Union Central Life,
$10,000; Bacon & Huber, architects, $30,
--000; E. O. Fallis, architect. 125,000; A. B.
Sturgis, architect, $20,000; It. G. Dun &
Co.'s office $25,000; other < ffices occupied
by attorneys, brokers, insurance agents
; and others, who lost all their libraries,
furniture and fixtures; Ben Coad, two
buildings and saloon stock, $8000.
The principal buildings damac-d suffer
as follows: Hartford block, $10,000; An
derson block, $8000; street railway offices
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SAN FRANCISCO, THURSDAY MOB-STING, JANUARY 4, 1894.
WILL NOT FIGHT.
Mello Has Concluded to
TWO SHIPS WERE TOO MANY
He Might Have Fought the
BUT THE AMERICA SCARED HIM.
The Rebel Admiral Has Sailed
Southward, and Is on His
Way to Rio.
Pk___AMBTJCO, Jan. ...—lt now deems
that there is little likelihood of a meeting
between the Government cruisers Nicthe
roy and America and the insurgent vessels
uuder command of Admiral Mello. It ls
understood that he started north from Rio
to engage the Nictheroy, but, learning that
she had been re-enforced by the America,
he turned about.
According to stories emanating from the
Government and from rebel sources, each
declares the other at the end of its rope
and on the point of giving up the struggle.
The United States cruiser San Francisco
sailed from this port for the south to-day.
Important developments, the officers of
the San Francisco say. are expected at Rio
New York, Jan. ...—The Times' Babia
special says: The Brazilian cruiser Nic
theroy, Captain Baker, is still coaling at
Pernambuco. TaKing o„ fuel is nor, how
ever, all that detains her. for there is trou
ble about paying the members of her crew,
the particulars of which are not known
here, as the Government is to a certain
extent coloring the stories. It said tbat
the commanders of foreign warships in
Rio bay have addressed a letter to Admiral
de Gama. who is rnuning things in the
absence of Admiral Mello, requesting that
he shall not bombard Rio unless he is first
attacked by the Government forces on
The answer to this communication, if
one has yet been sent, is not known here.
Some even say that the request is in effect
nothing less than an order, and that it is
recognized by 1) Gama as such.
• The officers of the Nictheroy are im
proving their period of enforced inactivity
by carefully repacking the joints of their
powerful dynamite gun so that It may
give the best possible account of itself
should occasion arise. The foreign war
ships which have been at this port for
some time are now taking their departure,
It is supposed that they have been ordered
by their Governments to steam to Rio de
Janeiro on account of alarming rumors
spread abroad during the past few days.
GATHERING HIS FLEET.
Admiral Benham Says There Is
Quiet in Brazil.
Washington*. Jan. 3.— The Secretary
of the Navy has received the following
cablegram from Admiral Benham, on
board the San Francisco:
"Pernambuco, Jan. 2.— Everything is
as quiet as possible throughout Brazil
There is no reason to apprehend trouble
at present. Will leave here to-morrow
for Bal ii .."
The Miantonoronh Is still at Norfolk
and has received no orders to put to sea.
No word has been received of the depar
ture of the New York from St. Lucia,
British West Indies.
The Kearsarge had been detailed tn the
duty of destroying derelicts in the North
Atlantic when it was found necessary to
dispatch her to San Domingo on account
of the insurgent outbreak there. It is in
tended that the Vesuvius shall cruise to
destroy derelicts, but she is at present
undergoing repairs which will not be com
pleted till January 6.
WANTS ALL HIS SHIPS.
Peixoto Gives the Fleet a Rendez
vous at Pernambuco.
Montevideo. Jan. 3.— Information has
just been received here from a correspond
ent in Kio de Janeiro which is looked
upon as indicating that Peixoto is deter
mined to get together all his ships avail
able before be attempts to crush Mello's
fleet. Peixoto, it is reported, has
sent a dispatch to Toulon. France, order
ing his war-vessels, the Riachuelo and the
Benjamin Constant, to go to Pernambuco
with all possible speed and join the fleet
the President Is gathering there. The
latest reports received here about these
two Brazilian warships were to the effect
that they were still far from being in
shape for effective service.
How It Is Proposed to End the
Buenos Ayres, Jan. 3.— The insurgents
of the Grande do Sul are marching on
Santa Ana. which the Government troops
have abandoned. A rumor has reached
here from Bio that if the revolution is not
ended by an immediate and decisive naval
engagement it will shortly be terminated
by an arrangement between tbe two par
HER MACHINERY DISABLED.
The United States Revenue Cutter
Grant Reaches Bahia.
New YOBS, Jan. The Times Bahia
special says: The United States revenue
cutler Grant, en route from New York to
Puget Sound, arrived here to-day with
her machinery disabled. She was com
pelled to steam against strong trade winds
for almost 1300 miles to southward and
eastward of Barba She took on 140
tons of coal at Bridgetown, which brought
her deck almost awash.
It is thought her machinery can be re
paired with but little difficulty.
SEVERE WEATHER. j
Gales Do Great Damage in France
and Germany. r
London, Jan. The Ostend boat was
unable to land passengers owing to the
severity of the weather. Terrible weather,
with much snow, i? reported in all parts of
England. Severe weather prevails through
Drifting ice in the Rhine has interrupted
navigation on the river. A severe storm is
reported to have done much damage in
Baltic ports and several disasters to ship
ping are anticipated. Full details of the
storm have not been obtained, but there is
no doubt tbat much damage was done in
France and Germany, the seacoast being
the scene of the greatest damage.
PERU WANTS SOLDIERS.
Even Boys Twelve Years Old Are
Forced Into the Army.
New York. Jan. 3.— A Herald special
from Lima, Peru, says: The Government
authorities here are going to great lengths
in their efforts to levy soldiers to serve in
the regular army. Even boys 12 years old
bave been seized in the streets by recruit
ing details and dragged into the barracks,
where they are forced to enter the ranks.
It was impossible to bury some corpses
which had been taken to the cemeteries for
interment yesterday, as the grave-diggers
and laborers employed at these places bad
been forcibly taken away from their work
and without a moment's warning bustled
off to become soldiers.
The authorities are avenging themselves
upon certain writers for the press who
have made satirical remarks of certain pro
ceedings on the part of the Government
by Impressing them into the army as pri
vates aud putting them through great
hardships in the way of preliminary drills.
Those classes of citizens who bad been
exempt from enforced enlistment do not
escape at this time, and even firemen and
national guardsmen are made to join the
The Origin of the Recent Trouble in
Berlin, Jan. 3.— -One hundred and forty
marines left Kiel to-day for the Cameroons,
and it is reported that other marines are
held in readiness to start. Later accounts
of the mutiny in the Cameroons say it
originated among freed Dahomey slaves,
who were required to serve until they had
earned their ransom money. When the
German cruiser Hyaena left, these Da
homeyans demanded that they be paid
wages the same as other police and when
their demand was refused tbey revolted.
There is much speculation as to what
took place at the meeting of the Prussian
Cabinet yesterday. The session was un
usually protracted, lasting five hours, and
both Chancellor Caprivi and the War
Minister were present.
REDS BADLY SCARED.
Thought They Were Delivered Up
to Be Executed.
All of Those Who Are Condemned
Will Be Shot in the
Madrid. Jan. ...—Telegrams from Bar
celona say that the ten arrested anarchist
leaders were handed over by th. civil au
thorities to tbe military authorities owing
to tbe fact that the latter have declared
the prisoners were accomplices of Pallas
in the attempt upon the life of General
Campos, and must consequently be tried
by martial law. The anarchists were ter
ror stricken when handed over to the offi
cers, as they expected they were being led
out for Immediate execution. It is believed
that the ten leaders of the anarchists will
soon be tried by court-martial and will be
executed by being shot in the back, after
the manner followed in the case of Pallas.
Vienna. Jan. 3.— The Government in
tends to make the manufacture of dyna
mite and similar explosives a state regu
la'.ed monopoly under control of the War
Office, with the view to hamper anarchists.
Several other powers are said to be con
sidering the propriety of taking similar
London. Jan. 3.— A dispatch to the
Times from Paris says: There were nu
merous fresh arrests of anarchists in Paris.
Argenteuil, Bondeville, Lyons, Bourges
and Montpelier to-day. All the anarchist
newspapers and almanacs were seized at
Three of the men arrested at Brest were
employed in the arsenal there, and one ar
rested at Montpellier tried to blow up a
court of justice there in 1. 87. A Spaniard
arrested at Montpellier is believed to have
been implicated in tbe Liceo Theater out
He Will Not Probably Remonstrate
Publicly With the Czar.
Rome. Jan. 3.— Dr. Zerr, Roman Cath
olic Bishop of Tiraspol, in Southern Rus
sia, who arrived here December 18 in or
der to amine e for the removal of the
friction caused by the Pope's recent utter
ances as to the condition of Roman Cath
olics in Poland, had an audience with his
Holiness to-day. It is expected the audi
ence will lead to the resumption of diplo
matic relations between Russia and the
Vatican- and prevent the Papal protest
against the treatment of Catholics in Po
land being published.
English Opinion of Territories.
London, Jan. 3.— The Telegram says:
The proposal to add Utah, Arizona and
New Mexico to the States of the Ameri
can Union will probably Involve tbe
United States in embarrassments more
difficult to surmount than any It has thus
Morton Has Recovered.
Paris, Jan. 3.— Ex-Vice President Levi
P. Morton has completely recovered from
the effects of the surgical operation per
formed recently upon his left foot.
Fell Dead at a Concert.
Munich, Jan. a— At a state concert
Frelherr Truchsess, formerly Bavarian
Minister at St. Petersburg, fell doad of
apoplexy In the presence of the royal
Archbishop of Armagh.
Dublin, Jan. 3.— Rght Rev. Robert
Samuel Gregg was enthroned to-day as
Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of
Death of Baron Selvyns.
/ London, Jan. 3.— Baron Selvyna, the
Belgian Minister to the Court of St. James,
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ONE GREAT ISSUE.
Keystone Republicans on
WILSON'S BILL IS VICIOUS.
Favors the South and Strikes at
G. A. GROW FOR CONGRESS.
The Platform Upon Which the Men
of Pennsylvania Will Go Into
Harrisb una, Pa., Jan. 3.— The Repub
lican State convention to nominate a Con
greßsraan-at-large convened here this
afternoon. Ex-Senator Packer was made
permanent chairman. In bis address he
laid the present distressed condition of the
country at the door of Cleveland's ad
ministration, criticized its Hawaiian pol
icy, and declared the Wilson tariff bill un-
The platform makes the tariff the cen
tral issue as the one which It requests the
voters to give the fullest possible expres
sion on as a matter of vital national impor
tance. It denounces the Wilson bill in the
following terms: The simple anticipation
of this measure has closed thousands of
workshops, reduced to idleness 2,000,000
workers, and souphnuses now displace
former hives of industry. It has reduced
values to an amount greater than the na
tional debt and will enlarge tho free list
only on products which employed the
greatest number of American workmen.
It will strike with equal cruelty tbe miner,
farmer, plumber, ironworker, glassworker
and the textile-worker, and will transfer
the work from our own mills, mines and
work-bops to those of foreign countries.
It is sectional in its authorship and all too
plainly aimed at Northern industries. It
strikes at Southern industries only where
the same blow reaches the Northern Indus
tries; fosters tbe plantation system and
destroys farms. It is an attempt on the
part of tbe free-traders of the South to re
duce the industries North to a level with
those in the South.
It is a vicious change from specific to ad
valorem duties, the latter inviting foreign
undervaluations and leading to constant
accumulative frauds upon revenue.
It is vicious in reducing instead of in
creasing the revenues. It will reduce the
revenues many millions of dollars, aud
the reductions will grow with time. It is
vicious in compelling the Government to
make up these deficits by means of in
creased internal direct taxes. It Is doubly
vicious in compelling its supporters to re
sort to tbe most odious war taxes or to
borrow money. It is wholly erroneous in
the theory that the less work there is to
do in this country the higher will be tbe
wages of workmen.
The protection policy conveys tbe op
posing thought that the policy which se
cures the largest amount of work at home
is the one which secures the best wages to
the borne workmen. If the Wilson bill
does all these things on the threat which it
conveys what will it do In Its fruition?
The platform then calls on Pennsylvania's
Representatives to fight for the defeat of
the bill, and closes with denunciation of
the "unpatriotic foreign policy of tbe Dem
ocratic administration in the Hawaiian
Hon. Galusha A. Grow was nominated
by acclamation for Congressman-at-large.
After a brief speech of acceptance, in
which Grow denounced the tariff policy of
the Cleveland administration and ridi
culed its position in the Hawaiian matter,
the convention adjourned.
Looking Out for the Congressional
Elections Next Fall.
Chicago, Jan. 3.— Chairman T. it. Car
ter of the Republican National Committee
left for the East to-day after a conference
here with the party leaders regarding next
fall's Congressional elections. In an inter
view Carter said:
"The National Executive Committee
will meet in Washington on January 11,
and the members are naturally desirous of
knowing how the great body of the party
stands upon the principal Issue, and
whether or not there have been radical
changes of popular sentiment in Congres
sional districts, and especially where these
districts are located." »
Carter said the Republican party favors
the use of both gold and silver, and be no
longer considered the People's party a
factor in politics.
TO SUCCEED WILSON.
Seven Men of lowa Ambitious for
DE? Moines. Jan. 3.— Seven candidates
for the teat of James F. Wilson in the
United States Senate have appeared on
tbe ground and opened headquarters.
They are Congressmen Gear, Lacy, Hep
burn and Perkins, Attorney- General
Stone, A. B. Cumins of Dcs Moines and
L. S. Coffin of Fort Dodge. So far Gear
seems to be in the lead, but he will not
have enough votes on the first ballot. His
friends claim that he will bave a large
number of second-choice votes on tho sec
ond ballot. :
Even the Farmers of His Own State
Cannot Stand Him.
Hastings, Nebr., Jan. 3.— The State
convention of the Farmers' Alliance
' adopted a resolution io favor of free coin
age of silver and gold at a ratio of 16 to 1,
and the unlimited issue of treasury notes.
They also adopted resolutions roasting
Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 3.— At a confer
ence of the leaders of the Farmers' Alli
ance of Ohio a resolution was adopted
demanding the removal of Secretary
A League Formed to Keep Them
Strictly in View.
New York, Jan. B.— The executive
committee of the American League bas
issued a declaration of principles demand
ing legislation to check the aggression of
concentrated capital; a system that will
protect American labor and secure Ameri
can markets to American citizens; subsi
dies for American shipping; the unre
stricted use of both gold and silver as
money, and the prohibition of the owner
ship of lands by aliens.
SMALL SHIPS WANTED.
The Government Getting Ready to
Patrol Bering Sea.
Washington, Jan. a— The Secretary
of State and the British Embassador are
pursuing negotiations for an agreement
upon regulations to police Bering Sea, as
it is important that these regulations
should be agreed upon before the opening
of the sealing season. The formalities to
be gone through with between the two
Governments will consume much time.
The Navy Department is apprehending
some embarrassment in supplying suffi
cient vessels of the small class required to
do the work of patrolling the territory
designated by the tribunal at Paris. When
it was found necessary to police Bering
Sea before the Treasury Department had
to be called upon for revenue cutters to
aid the work temporarily, but they cannot
well be spared for permanent use in that
work. No active steps bave yet been taken
toward the preparation of a patrol fleet.
MUST LET HAWAII ALONE.
Senator Frye Serves Notice Upon
Washington', Jan. The most signi
ficant thing in the session to-day was the
resolution introduced by Frye, declaring
that it was the sense of the Senate that the
administration should commit no covert
act of interference in Hawaii pending the
investigation of the imbroglio by the Sen
ate Committee on Foreign Affairs. It is
evident the object of the resolution is to
declare that the sense of the Senate is ad
verse to any American interference, either
direct or indirect, should any coup d'tat
be resorted to for the purpose of restoring
the Queen to her throne. The Senator
asked that the resolution lie upon the table
for the present, and It is expecied that he
will make it the subject of some pertinent
remarks before asking its reference to the
Committee on Foreign Affairs.
FIGURES ON MINING.
High-Water Mark Reached in
The Output That Year Greater Than
Ever Before in the Country's
Washington*, Jan. 3.— The report on
the mining resources of the country, pre
pared by Chief Day ot the Division of
Mining Statistics of the Geological Survey,
shows that high-water mark in mineral
productions was reached in 1892, both in
this and every other country. The total
value of all the mineral products in that
year was $-84.778, 705. This is $20,000,000
greater than for any previous year.
The total value of metallic minerals for
the year is $308,715,7-9; non-metallic,
$371,003,109; unspecified minerals, $10,
The report reviews in detail the use of
aluminum, and states the principal use of
the new metal in future will be in cooking
utensils. The use of the principal miner
als in the first six months of last year was
also reviewed, showing a great decline in
the production, as anticipated from the
general monetary depression.
The total production of sliver was
58,000.000 ounces; coinage valuation.
$74,989,900. The amount was an increase
of 877,130 ounces for the year. The in
creased valuation of the product for the
year was $2,821,054.
Among the large gains was 877,130 tons
of pigiron, with an aggregate product of
9,157.000 tons, valued at $131,161,039. Gold
showed a slipht loss in the year's product,
valued at $33,000,000. There were 1.596,375
ounces. Copper gained 57,465.666 pounds,
making an aggregate of 353,275,742 pounds,
of the value of $37,077,142. Lead gained
10.856 tons, aggregating 213,262 tons, valued
at $17,061,960. There was a loss of 7000
ions in zinc. The year's product of zinc
aggregated 87,260 tons, valued at $8,027,
--920. Quicksilver showed 27,993 flasks,
valued at $1,245,689. Tin from the mines
of California, 160,000 pounds, and an ag
gregate for the year of 162,000 pounds,
valued at $32,400. Nickel. 92,252 pounds,
valued at $50,739. Aluminum almost
doubled in production, showing 250,885
pounds, valued at $173,824.
Bituminous coal increased 8,000,000 tons,
giviog a total of 113,237,845 tons, valued at
$125,195,139. Petroleum is declining rapidly,
in 1891 there were 54.000,000 barrels pro
duced, but there were only 50,509,136,
valued at $26,034,196, in 1893. Natural gas
is also falling off, both in quantity and
value. Its high-water mark was reached
in 1888, when the product was valued at
822,629,875. The value of the product this
year was $14,800,714. ' • ; .
Quantities and values of other non
metallic products produced during the
year were as follows: Building stone,
valued at 848,706.625: lime, 65,000.000 bar
rels, valued at 840,000.000; cement, 8.758,620
barrels, valued §7,152,750; salt, 11,698,890
barrel*, valued at 85,654,915; phosphate
rock, 681,5-1 tons, valued at 83.295.227;
limestone for iron flux, 5,172.114 tons, valued
at 83,620,480; mineral waters, 21.876.604,
valued at 84,905.970; zinc white, 27,500 tons,
valued at 82,200,000; potters' clay, 420,000
tons, valued at 81.000.000.
A CRANK WITH A GUN.
He Calls to See Prendergast and Is
Chicago, Jan. a— A crank, carrying a
large revolver, appeared at the County Jail
to-day and asked to see Prendergast, Mayor
Harrison's condemned assassin, saying be
merely wanted to see him a minute, as he
was commissioned by the Lord to make
Prendergast a free man. The crank was
arretted and gave his name as Fred Names.
lie said the killing of Harrison was done
because it was necessary and was in an
! swer to a prayer to God twenty-four hours
; before the killing. Prendergast, therefore,
j is innocent
To Foreclose a Trust Deed.
Chicago, Jan. a— A bill to foreclose a
trust deed given by the Hillsdale Land
and Cattle Company of Wyoming on its
ranch was filed here to-day. The deed
was made to Michael Felsenthal. trustee,
to secure a loan of 879,500 made by Lester
Franklin. '■'. :.
Death of Consul Savage.
London, Jan. 3.— George W. Savage,
United States Consul at Dundee, Scot
land, died tn-dav.
ONE COUPON AND ONE DIME. FOR
THE FORMER SEE PAOE NINE.
price five cents.
SIGNED AT LAST.
Charlie -Mitchell Comes
LOOKS LIKE FIGHT NOW.
Even Corbett Believes That the
Mill Will Come Off.
THE GOVERNOR KEEPS SILENT.
His Interference Is Not Feared
Although It Has Been Pro
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 3.—Manager
Bowden of the Duval Athletic Club went
to St. Augustine to-day to get Mitchell to
sign articles allowing the club the priv
ilege of naming a place where the contest
shall take place. Mitchell, after . soma
talk, signed the articles to which he yes
terday refused to put his name, and this
practically assures the Duval Athletic
Club of its ability to pull off the fie ht.- lf
the Governor interferes with the original
plan of battle the ground will be changed,
the exact location being uuknowu until
the morning of the fight. The Duval
people are jubilant, and declare nothing on
earth can now prevent the contest.
Unless something of an unexpected
nature turns up the Corbett-Mitcbell bat
tle will surely take place. It is probable
that the original plan will be fully carried
out, but if it is found impossible to pull
tbe fight off in this city a secret battle
ground will be selected somewhere within
the limits of Duval or St. Johns County,'
and the contest will go on as if nothing
had happened. This is the gist of the
arrangements that have been made within
tbe last few days.
Corbett yesterday signed the new
articles agreeing to fight any place in
Florida named by the club, and, as above
stated, Mitchell also signed the new
articles to-day. Each man will furnish
his own gloves.
Within a short time legal proceedings
willl be instituted by the Duval Club test
ing tbe legality of the contest Exactly
what these will be is not stated by the
club people, but as it is a notorious fact
thai no jury can be found in Duval County
to decide against the battle it is pretty cer
tain the outcome will be favorable to tbe
club. If Governor Mitchell then sees fit to
step in and interfere all the plans fot the
fight in Jacksonville will be dropped and a
new battle-ground selected. The location
of this will, of course, be kept secret until
January 25, and it will puzzle the Gover
nor to know what course to pursue to pre
vent the meeting. •
To-morrow it is expected a license will
be applied for, which, under tbe new city
ordinance passed yesterday over • the
Mayor's veto, must be granted. .
Corbett was in town to-nlgbt, and to
gether with Brad 7 and others of his party
attended a performance at the opera-bouse,
after which he returned to his hotel. He
will return to Mayport to-morrow and will'
resume training at once. Mitchell is
trained down to about the condition in
which he will enter the ring.
He said to-day be was a little sore from
hard work, but would be ready to fight
within a week if necessary. He expresses
confidence in his ability to whip Corbett,
and says he is longing for tbe day wben
they will meet.
For. the first time to-night the Corbett
party really believe tbe fight will take
place, and local sporting men are happy
and say that it is now doubtful it the
Governor will interfere. The lawyers,
however, think he will, but say that it will
amount to nothing as he has no ground
upon which to act. The scare about
troops being called out has died down, and
those once most fearful are loud in their
statements that nothing of the kind will
happen. Altogether it seems as though
the champions of England and America
would at last come together, and the
question of supremacy be settled.
The passage by the City Council last
night of an ordinance licensing glove con
tests, tbe club claims, gives them a case
for damages against the city if It does not
give police protection to stop any Interfer
ence with the fight. This is a new phase
of the case.
OUTWITTING THE GOVERNOR.
How the Duval Club People Propose
to Manage It.
Jacksonville, Jan. 3.— lt was learned
late to-night that the managers of the*
Duval Club propose to pull off the contest
just as the Sullivan-Kilrain fight was at
Richburg, Miss., in 1889. They will select
a suitable place and charter a special train
to transport the crowds. No one Is to
know the site except the club managers.
In this way tbe club hopes to outwit the
Governor, believing that ii the site Is kept
secret he cannot gather sufficient foroe in
time to prevent the meeting.
More Men Idle.
Jo_,iet, 111., Jan. a— The Joliet branch
of the Consolidated Steel and Wire Com
pany closed down this morning, throwing
900 men into idleness. The town Is over
run with unemployed, and the Relief As
sociation has its hands full.
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