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loiiiig n 'II )) M i ! i ' "- r "N c ypQ Iff 1 (ML ! i iiiiiio GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., SATURDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 1884. PRICE 2 CENTS VOL. I. NUMBER 81. i tat, f TREATY WITH SPAIN. AN ARGUMENT IN ITS FAVOR. Secretary Frelinliuysen Comes to its Defense in a Letterand Discusses its Probable Benefits. WiUMiiuN, Dec. Svcretiry Frtlin huystn, in a ItUer v. ritun to-day to John F. Miller, Chairman of tho Senate Committee on Foreign Uelation, repcctinj the Span ish treaty, eay: " the convention now be fore yotj. in political aspects, U ol imiort f'Jace. Srue. have thought therd U a dispo sition ia the United States looking to the annexation of Cuba. Such action would be unwise, for reason which are apparent to your committee, for, even if it could be nc-Compli.-hed by jjeneml consent, our institu tion would be eudfin't red with this bein ninj of a coloni.il system, or by th incor Ioration into our body politic of h lare population not in en tire sympathy with our k'vernrneutal aim and methods. The treaty relieve the caust- of complaint a.- to the treatment of our citizen- and property in Cuba and I'orto Kico which has heretofore led to serious dis-cu-ioa be tw ceil the two governments, Ly brmiii the inlands into clor-e commercial connection with tho United St.ite- and con ftr u;.u us and upon them all the benetiU which would re-ult from annexation were that possible. TIk convention with Spain is one of a series of international euae ineuts. Following the reciprocity treaty witii Mexico it opens up the markets of Cuba aud Forto Uico to oar pro ducts. The treaty with Santo Domingo opens tho u of that republic, and . peudiu negotiation with the Central American States and with Columbia tend to the same object. In conjunction with the.-e is the treaty with Nicaragua. The construction of an niter-oceanic" c mal, while brinm the most distant parts of our country into closer relations, op-u the markets of the west coast of South America to our trade, yives ns ttt our ow n il aor a customer able to aboib a t lir'e portion of those articles which we pro f Juce in return for product w hich we cannot protitab'y raise." The secretary 'then refers to objections made to the Spanish convention ns follows: "It is said we thereby ive up the revenue on jujar, from twenty-live to thirly-five rail liom, in return for a reduction of duties upon our product imported into Cuba and I'orto Kico, estimated on basis of exist ing tratlic at fro n three to live millions. The relinquishment of revenue, when for the public icjod, is in t!ie line of our national policy hitherto. It wa done in the r re of tea and coi'Io , which by the act of May 1, 1?'J, were placed upon the free list wanoui any att in pi to obt. in therefor any equiv olent whatever, folely in obedience to a j-opular demand for a "free breakfast table." Uy this measure, the treasury of t ie United States lost during the la-t twelve years, a revenue of some one hundred and lorty-four millions on cofTte alone; besides, le; u not forget that Hrail availed itself ot the action of this government to impose an export tax upon cooVe, which deprived the people of this country of tho beuetit of our tariif r duction. Ar.ic'.e V. of this convention prevents simi hir action bv the Snuni-h. Tt:e treaty now under consideration ten Is to chtaien the co-.t of the luccssurie of life by a reduction of the cost of a .staple of daily consumption, of which we are obliged to import each year nearly .$lJ),tW,(X4) in value to make up for an inadequate production or our own sou, which Amounts to onlv about V2 per centum of the whoij consumption. At tho same time we secure a crowing market for our product in the Spanish Antilles, coupled with especial privilege to our merchant marine. It is also said that the importation of free sufir from Cuba and Forto Kico, when added to our domestic Tiroonrtioii find to the imnortation from the Sandwich Islands will fall short of the quantity needed for home consumption and the Drice will be ruled oy mat ol me part remaining liable to duty, so that the nrotiU from the removal of the duty will co to tho Cuban an I Forto Kico planter and not to consumers in this country. If the argument be true, the treaty will not effect the price of suar in Louisiana. The price f ii commodity is lessoned by tho supply b:in greater than the demand, but, it is f ranx to say, other conventions have been negotiated, or are in process of negotiation, which will provub' for adequate importation from wuar regions. Again mo privileged introduction of tobacco at reduced duties has been objected to as reduc ing ths revenue by removing protection from the American producer and manufact urer. As to this, it st ems enough to say that the convention leaves the discrimination rtgaiust the imported article of from four to live time the internal revenue uutitM on the American product and secure a market hitherto denied for the special manufacture of tobacco m which we excel, and which coranrind profitable market wherein im portation is remitted. The claim that tlu Mexican treaty is on .constitutional, because it nffVct revenue and did not origin ite in the House of Repre sentatives. is singularly untenable. It did no originate: first action of this Lrovernment toward its negotiation was an oppropriation by Congress for the expenses of a commis- i o negotiate a commercial treaty with Menco. ' , An Appropriation for the SeaCoaSt W.isniNoxov. Dec 2 It is thought the House Appropriation Committee will make a li!)eral appropriation for the improvement of the Ai-eoast defenses this year. The opinion that several millions will b appro pri ted for the purpose ha been expressed by tho-e who nre in a position to know. He Denies the Charge. WAsnrtoTVN, iVc. State Senator C. IVU. of Indiana, now in this city, den n ie th? statem-'nt that h is n applicant for tl petition of AliiSMiipj i River Co:n:nissio;vv n.v h. lA hi- Ji'.I I :u lor. of Fort Warn Senator H-dl say he would not accept tl te place if it were tendered nira. The Jsckson Bank. Jicko, Mich., IVh 4.Y. There are more depositor in the Jackn Interest nrd De posit bank than wa at lint suppo-cJ, and note their claim are paid much suae ring trill result. S-mu -'.ly rumor are at'oat gaint tr-.e m in.irs and no statement of th- condition of a;?ir ha ypt born made" . Fe-fMn an fcxira Session. WjHiHTNODN. l. C., Pt?c. 2i'. 'The imprc ion i growing in Washington that unle the Senate recedes from it position on th r.aral ntp-rpriation bill, nn extra sesion of the Forty -ninth Co?'.grt-s will t e npcesitat- eti. . Lol Wolscly 'i Eypt. Cv: i Po. rer.eral Lorl Wcl-e'y ha noJiu -d tlse troops -vt Korti to hold them r.'lv in readinesj f r sn int nt move tv. t- ird h-rave. T'h advance wUl probably AN OLD MAN SUICIDES. Despondent at Being Called Old He Takes a Fata! Dose. Sceastos, Fa., Dec.itf. A gentleman of leasing address, although shabbily dreed, a!xut years of age, registered at White's notl litre on Tuesday a "II. S. Ball, Ohio." He claimed to represent the Chicago Inter- Ocean, New York Tribune and Boston Pilot. Yesterday he ate a hearty dinner and re marked, "I never want to we another Christmas." Some friends had eaid he was old and on the wane; since that he had to die. He did not eat banner, but retired to bed about eu-ht. He answered th G o'clock call this morning. Not coming down to breakfast, the clerk went to me room and found him dead, but Rtm warm. He had taken rut ioi.-on. an empty box be ing found in the room. From his conversa tion with other guest it wa learned that he lived at Oswego, N Y., and was a lawyer by profession, having started with Chief Jus tice Church, of Connecticut. He drank some but did not become inebriated. llGlh the New York Tribune and the it7of of Boston have been telegraphed to, but they state that they have no knowledge of such a person. A STRIKE "AVERTED. The Locomotive Engineers and Their Employers Settle Peacably. St. Louis, Dec. 2C. The executive griev ance committee of the Brotherhood of Loco motive Engineers resumed its session this morning. It was presided over by the chief of the Brotherhood, Mr. Arthur. The mat ter under discussion was of a secret nature, but it is was understood that the Brother hood passed resolutions demanding the ob servance of the agreement of 1882, making 1(X) miles a day s work for passenger engi neers, with pay at three and one-half cents per mile, and the same mileage ior ireigm, engineers with pay at four cents a mile. It was learned from Chief Arthur that an ap pointment had been made with vice-Fresi-dent Hoxie, of tho Gould Southwestern sys tem, to take place at 2v50 this afternoon. At the appointed time a committee of eight engineers called upon Hoxie and it is said to-night after a short discussion on the mat ter an amicablo settlement of difficulties was arrived at, and there will be no strike. . Opposing the Treaty. Baltimore, Dec. 2G. At a meeting of the Tobacco Board of Trade to-day it was de cided to memorialize the United Statfs Senate regarding the pending Spanish treaty. It will be set forth therein that should said treaty be ratified one of the most thriving and important industries in the United States would be transferred to a for eign country and with millions of capital, and that 100.COO citizens would be thrown out of tmployment. The Senate is therefore asked to reject that part of the treaty relat ing to tobacco and cigars. Closing the Navy Yards. Washington, Dec. 26. The Secretary of the Navy is preparing a circular under the terras of which the navy yards throughout the United States will be closed on Decem ber ol, to remain closed until appropriations for the for their maintenance are made by Congress. The workmen will be suspended with the understanding that those whose services are indispensable may continue works and take their chances of reimburse ment by Congress. Bismarck Busy at Home... London, Dec. 2G. The Morning Post's Berlin dispatch says it is impossible fbr Bis marck to leave Berlin or Varzin at present. Ho personally controls all business and will not trust any of the ministers to act on their own responsibility. A direct wire connects Bismarck's office with the foreign office at Vienna. It is no exaggeration to say that he controls Austro-IIunganan politics. Our Growing Free Trade. Washington, Dec. 2G. The Bureau of Statistics reports to the Secretary of the Treasury that the foreign commerce of the United States for the month of November shows that the exports were valued at $78, 77G,f and tho imports at $45,173, 7J2, the excess of exports over imports being .Ji, G02,874." This i a greater excess than has occurred during any previous month of this year. A Terrible Affair. Stevenson, Ala., Dec. 20. To-day Henry Bunn, a merchant, discharged tho contents of an old Army musket loaded with buckshot through the head of a customer named John Bailey, scattering hi3 brains over the ceiling. The affair occured in tho former's store. Bunn claims it wan accidental, although he had previous trouble with Bailey. Gone, but Not Forgotten. Steubentillf, O., Dec. 20. James Col lins, ticket agent and telegraph operator of the Panhandle Railroad Company, decamped last night after borrowing $10?000 in money from various pnrties, also taking with him a large amount of funds belonging to the com pany. A Few More Left. Lansing, Dec. 20. The Governor has par d med John Seaver, who was sentenced from Mnkegon county Oct. 24, 14, to the De troit Hone of Correction for IX) davs for lie ing a disorderly peron. This is a sample . i I, i . i . i oi tne sman size xne vtoyernor nas on nanu. Found Guilty. Providence. H. L, Dec. 21. The trial of William H. Matthews, charged with assault- incr hi thirteen-vear-old sten-dan jhter. wa concluded to dar. The iury rendered a ver dict of g'lilty. Matthews was sentenced to twelve year's in the penitentiary. Inspectors of Rags. Wasiunoton, Iec. 2 k Under the pro vision of the recent circular relative to the disinfection cf imported tag the Secretary of th Treasury to-d.iv appointed Frnci McNally and Ch.irle Kaney inspectors of rag at Alexandria, r.gypu Packing His Grip. A i s int. Dec 20. There was a large nnrn her of visitors at the executive chamber to d ly, though but very few saw the Governor. H i actively engaged in dVuertirg public piper and preparing for his departure. A Business Faifun?, Ntw York, Dec. 2s War.gler t Co., mn uf.iciurew of eignr, 21 East 2t-th street, I mid sn assignment to-day. rising prfr enc frr CV The liabilitis are report- EARTHQUAKE IN SPAIN. MANY KILLED AND WOUNDED. One Shock of Fifty Seconds Duration- Buildings Destroyed and In habitants Panic-Stricken. Madeid, Dt-c. 20. The details of an earth quake on Wednesday night, which were re ceived this morning, show that it was much more disastrous than at first anticipated. One shock lasted folly fifty seconds, and was felt throughout the whole of Spain, but more especially in Andalusia, where a num ber of towns suffered severely. At Grenada the houses rocked violently and the earth trembled beneath the feet of the inhabitants as they fled panic-stricken from their homes to the fields on the outskirts of the town. Some were wounded while fleeing through the streets, by falling bricks and cornices, but none have as yet been reported killed. A number or nuiiu ings was badly damaged, and it will require considerable outlav to repair them before they can bo re-occupied with safety. At Malaga the shock was mosi uisairous Iv flt. Mnnv houses were wrecked and a number of inmates buried in the ruins. Many persons were killed and large numbers wounded. Those who escaped without iniurv deserted their homes and camped in the open squares and fields outside of the town, ine reiugees were huddled around huge bonnres, winch were kr.t burning all niirht. the weather being colder than usual and nearly all having fled so hastily from their houses that they neg lected to provide themselves with heavy clothing. Fainter shocks occurred at inter vals during the night, which increased tne alarm of the people, preventing them from Rppkinir shelter in nnv of the buildings. To-day largo gangs of men are at work among the ruins oi tne wrecicea buildings searching for the bodies of miss ing persons. Already a number or bodies have been recovered and many more are known to be still buried in the debris. The rrnvfrnrm'nt has sent provisions, clothing, etc., for the relief of the sufferers, and a subscription list has been opened ior me same purpose. In Madrid the damage was slight, but the shock was sufficiently felt to frighten the inhabitants. The places of amusement were quickly emptied of their audiences, and the performances brought to an abrupt termination. Latek. Harrowing details of disasters rnnspd hv th earthuuakes in the south of Spain continue to be received. Many per sons perished at Alhama Lioja and tne sea port of Motne, the village Albuncias was wholly destroyed. The grand convent of Seville fell in ruins amid pitiful scenes. Threatens Suits. Buffalo, N. Y., Dec. 20. An Albany spec ial to tho Evening News says: Josiah K. Brown, Dairy Commissioner, is in the city and called on tho Governor last night He intimates his intention of bringing suit against sixty New York butter dealers for selling oleomargarine, and will also press suits already brought against dealers, , not withstanding the threats to sue him for damages should he do so pending a decision by the Court of Appeals in the test case in which the defendant was convicted but ap-u pealed the case. Allegan. Special Dispatch to The Telegram. Alleoan, Dec. 20. John Huskinson's residence was destroyed by fire this morn ing. Loss on house and furniture about $1,200; insurance 000. The thermometer registered twenty-six degrees below zero this morning. A Secret Convention. London, Dec. 20. A Berlin correspondent says there is , a secret convention between France and Germany, in accordance with which France is allowed unlimited coloniza tion in Morocco andTonquin, and Germany, while respecting the French possessions in Africa, is at libert? to annex territory any where not affecting .trench interests. Christmas Brevities. The first service in the new American church in Dresden took place Thursday. William Lyons killed his brother Thomas in a quarrel Thursday at Gloucester, N. J. The crofters on the Kilmuir estate forcib ly prevented tho sheriff from serving writs, and ejected him from the estate. Mrs. Pulitzer, wife of the well-known edi tor, distributed to 220 children at New York, $1,500 worth of shawls, overcoats, toys, etc. Miles Ogle, a noted counterfeiter, was ar reted at Memphis, Tenn., Thursday, with $3,000 in S10 counterfeit bills on the Third National Bank of Cincinnati in his posses sion. A balloon carrying MacNeale, an Aeronaut, fell into tho river at West Point, Ala., Thursday, the aerial adventurer being drowned. A sleigh conlaining nine persons was struck bv a locomotive at a crossing near St. Paul. Thursday night. A man was killed. and a woman fatally hurt, while the rest of the party was badly injured. Four buildings at Peninsula Harbor, on tho northern shore of Lake Superior, were consumed by fire Wednesday nighL A man perished in the flames, and a woman of ill repute was fatally burned. Drizzling rain and low temperature Thurs day at New Orlean kept thousands from the World's Fair. The feature of the day was a Christmas tree laden with gifts by Commissioner General Burke. In a set-to at the Alhambra, New York, Wednesday night between Walter DeBanm and Joeph Heiser, the iatter punished his opponent severely! aad jut before the finish very nearly knocked UeDauni lntouncon sciousness. The Tnporte (Ind.)Svring Bank has sus pended payments, and a receiver has been Appointed. The President of the concern is confident that drpoitors will le paid in fnLL Iti staff d that the Cashier, who was about to le removed, brought about the failure by r?jorting ome violations of the statute to the Auditor of fctate. The building at Minneapolis Minn., for merly known a the Academy of Mnic was detroved by firv Thursday afternoon, cans ir.g a hv of ?200,0i. The ur-er part of the structure wa mosily occupied by law yr offers, and the library of the Minneap olis fUr Aoentiou. worth $1,000, is among the rrorrty banned. The insurance amounts to ti.-Aooa A drunken man raif d a disturbance Thur- dy nuht in Bunnell's Museum at New Haven. Conn., np:n. which a cry of "FireT ws. rai-ed. throwing the crowded hou into a panic, daring whirh a boy jumped from the gallery to the pr;rt. The garments of the auditors wfre torn, and several person were injured, none feriosslr, TLa tcra ELEVENTH ANNIVERSAHY. An Interesting Program at First Re formed Church Last Evening. The First Reformed Church was filled to its ntmoet capacity List evening, at w hich time the eleventh anniversary Sabbath school concert was held. The program car ried out was a motd interesting one, well arranged and prepared, and was as follows: PABT HUisT. 1. Anthem Choir 2. Prayer By Asfcit&nt Superintendent 3. 8onx Schol ,4. llecit&tion. . . . . , Lizzie Moerd k 5. Ouartette Lbdit 6. llecitation H. tioNtn ,7. SoDff , Blanch Mindfrhout 8. Recitation j. Katie Del Joe V. Hone ; ScIhkjI 10. liecitation L I). tidier 11. Quartette Gentlemen FAST 'SECOND. 12. Recitation C Leusenkamp 13. Hon J Infant Oat 14. Recitation 1 W. DeOratf 15. Duet Mm. Verdier and M is D' Hi. Dialogue . . Ttm Boy 17. Siiriff School 18. liecitation Jenbie Ht-therington 19. Hecretary and Troafcurer s lieport and offering 0. Itemarks raptor 21. Bong Coionation 22. Benediction. , . . m The Hotel Registers. At the Morton II. D. Badgley, Detroit; I. H. Dennis, Chicago: C. J. Church, Greenville; E. E. Hapkina, Cadillac; II. P. Taylor, Cadillac; W. B. Williams, Allegan; A. W. ithington. Big Rapids. At Tna Eagle. T. W. Preston, Lowell; John Withey, Ada; A. W. Streeter, Sparta; C. a. Beardsly, Greenville; John HelTeran, Eastmanville; E. G. Foote, Washington, D. C. At Sweet's. Thos. Munroe, Muskegon; R. J. Doyle, White Cloud; Geo. F. Conger, Cleveland; C. Merrill, Detroit; J. A.Brown, Chicago. At the RathbunC L. Clark, Green ville; J. McKee, Jr., Kalamazoo; Mr. and Mr. D..A. Pulsifer. Allegan: A. M. Wolo- var, Bath, Dak.: A. S. Kelsey, New York; John W. Ellis, Boston, Mass.; J. II. Melvin, Big Rapids; S. W. Lobdell, Muskegon; H. F. Chark, Detroit; M. E. Stockwell, Chi cago; Henry B. Fralick, Boston; S. W. Brace, Baldwin; W. S. Nicholds, Ionia: James Coyne, Muskegon. TRADL AND FINANCE. New York. New York. Dec. 26. Money loaned at eaay rates, closing at 11 per cent. Exchange closed dull. Posted rates at 4.81 4.85; actual rates 4.80HC4.8uyi for 60 days, and for demand. Governments closed firm; currency 6's 126 bid; 4's coupons 122'i bid, 4tf'sdoll2 bid. Pacific railroad bonds closed as follows: Union firsts, 113 to 114; do, land grants, 1064 bid: do sinking funds. 117 to 118: Centrals. 112!i bid. Office of F. V. Taylor, No. 8 Canal St., ) Grand Kafids, Dec. 23, 1S34. ) j&he English grain trade is generally suspended during the holiday and consequently there are no cables. Exports on Wednesday from New York and Philadelphia foot up a total of about 315,000 bu of wheat. Car lot receipts ia Chicago to-day include 165 cars wheat, 308 cars corn, 56 cars oats. and 21,000 hogs. The markets were all dull and uninteresting, with a very small volume of trade. But few operators comparatively put in an ap pearance, and they generally wished they had stayed away. Wheat Open. High. Low. Closed. January ?2l4 72?6 . 72 72 February.... 73 73H 12H 723i May 79H 79U 78?i 787. Corn January 33 85H 84? 349 May 37 37 X. 37 37 K Oats May 2BH, 28?i 28J4 28? Pork February.... $11 07K $11 07 $10 85 $10 87t Lard February.... $6 72 $6 724 $6 62 $6 624 New York. New York. Dec. 26. Flour Shade stronger, but prices slow and little or no chanee; the demand was moderate: superfine, $2 302 80: No. 2, $2 60&3 25; round hoop Ohio, $2 7f4 90; city mill extra, $4 2Ta 4 35; Southern flour dull; common to choice extra, $3 U05 4'. Wheat Options were irregular, opening slight ly higher, subsequently reacting and cloning steady at about Wednesday's closing. Spot lots strom er and in some cases higher. Spot sales of ungrad"d spring at 81c: ungraded winter red at fl9 Wc; No. 3 red at 7t$!c. No. 2 winter red, 84c, and No. 2 red state at 807 c; No. 2 ml winter January, 81c bid; do February, 83 He; do March. Corn Options were lighdy dealt in and th fluctuations were slight; the close was dull and with prices unchangitL Spot lots weak; No. 2, lc lower. Spot salt of ungradcxi mixed at 4c 52c; No. Sat 484c. and unpradfd white at 4'.i 514c; No. 2 mixed December. 514c. and do Jan uary. 45c. Oats Options were auiet but firm, closing without material change. Spt lots firm: un graded mixed 14lc higher, bpot sales of .No. 2 whit state at 35 4c: and No. 2 mixed do at S3l4C bid; No 2 mixed January, 334c bid. do February. 334c bid. Kte-Du11: Western 5962c; State GC(?C7c, Barley Nominal. Pork Dull: new mess. $12 50. Lard Dull and heavy: 8 to 10 points lower; $6 V26 Va January; $6V W February. Scoab Dull: fair to good refining. 4Hft4'c. Hctter Quiet but firm; State, 1SQ2jc; West ern. Wi3lc. Krtos-Quiet but firm; 8tate. 23g30c; Western. Grand Rapids. WHOLESALE MARKETS. Teleoram Office. Dee. 2$. Oraw Corn, JSc. Oat, 2Tft23c; retail 8.V. Wheat: Clanson. 2: red long berry, i4; short bernr. 72. Hr. S4 lt. l i -V. FiUR asd Feed Pastry, 4 30 wholesale; $5 on retAil; patent, $5 30 wholesale, v C retAil; mid dlinr. ter ton, $16 00 wholesale, $1 00 tieT cwt Hran. per ton, $1 ID wholesale; iOc trcwt. Meftl and feeil, per ton, $ J) 00 wholele; $1 10 tt cwt, IROVTS105S-Bcef, rr side, $5 (V?6 Tirt. Veal $ 0i9 rti, scarce. UmU $5 016 ft ; matron, $ tt$5. Drcse.i hors $4 Ui U. Pork: Per hhl raw, $H (; hams HttOftc; shoulders, Ssmokl beef. IV; bacon, 124c Ijnni: Tier. pic kettle. if utter i HFr,E cutter: in? ani ;srf, l?u JJV'; crearrsery, turn. 2c. t h: 114' 12 4c. PocLTRT-Fowls: DnJ, HilT. Turkfjs dpmwMxl, (4iUc. Dnrk. dr-xi Villc. , FKis Frvh. lot, lTc; bakt lots, i v Veoet vflf Pottrfs: ZiXk: Onions: Per bu, rellow. 4ilV: silrer skin, .Wic FWt Ier bu. S-V, 'I AbUe ier t.nndrMd. $4 (XiC iu S'in.vh. rr Fundr!. 7tl(iL TumiT. ter bn. 2.V, tpry, ier doz,3i.Vs.', Crantrrrs, $5 2T per bu. Freh FKrrTs-ArT'l'4, tt bn. 2f.4,v, HoyiT Whit cioTCT, Yi itiUc; Urk, $fie; str? ed. c. Su.T Hrrarnse, Mrrl. $1 25; Mmt, $1 l"t. SEErH-Timnthj,$l rxl 7r;cloTer, $4 CiU red tor. I'Jt t (Tl. HiriE tren. perlh, f.4c; tj-t mrM, m,f t Wc.fali curL S4?; Art hkl ftn I kir-s fxl2c;cvlf skins cren or cared, 10c; dfton st 5 ns f' pi1. 2 rV. rF.I.TH'eir2iJi r Bnmrrer skins p pie, ljc; fall 4-iVc; W ic'er jeita. 6"nt75c. ttooi Hne wvled, 2C22c; cvmr washed lc: nnwvhrei . II T-$IXS12; t.Kl $14 tr Um. who!eV; P-J VToot JUni. wiing at $125 per cor A trtr blfek Fpht wrrvi, $i5. C'oal -tecsT and ttit, $7.25 prr tos; rc? an-CT-r, t7.C tv tjti. J-7.--r wiit per cIlca, i:4; 1 THE COUNCIL IN SESSION AMENDMENTS CONSIDERED. A Lengthy Meeting Labt Evening Amendments Referred Back. The Work Still Incomplete. The Christinas festivities did not ttt so hard on the Aldermanic btoinach as to pre vent ten oat of the frixtt-en from puttiuj; in an apiearance last nijht at the Council and goinj into a committee of the whole foK ' a further consideration of char ter amendments. Aids'. Crcque, Grady, Pit re, Brenner, Patter son and Albright were abtut. Mayor Bel knaj) retired from the cludr, aud Aid. Parm lee, ns heretofore, presided as Chairman of the Committee, and section 10, title ., wu takeu up. A general discussion t usued upon the clause fixing the time for the payment of delinquent taxes, the rate of percentage to be added on same, the fixing of the date for the pale of euch property for such claims and directing the City Treasurer's duties in the premises and also defining the powers of the Council to extend the time for such final collection. Aid. Gilbert's substitute to a Iortion of the section, that a S4ile should oc cur if the tax interests and costs were not paid in four months, based upon the trea surer's reiHirt to Council, with a rate per cent fixed at the usual periods after iersoual notice of delinquency, was adopted, with a recommendation that the section be re-committed to the special committees for re vision. Section 2!?, of tho same title, em bracing matter bearing on the same subject, was directed to take the same course. Section SO, which Ald Gilbert explained was an amendment directing that the Clerk should receive taxes, collection fees and cost, was approved. Sections G and 37 was amended so as to insert the words "Treas urer" for "Marshal" in each. Aid. Gilbert called the attention of the Committee to Section 22, title 5, in regard to the creation of a Sinking Fund. A the law provides now, each year a tax of four mills is directed to be levied on real and personal property to pay the principal and interest on the bonded debt, provided it shall not be construed to mean more than $50,000 in any one year. Mr. G. said it was impracticable and compulsory in directing the manner of investing the said sum raised by the four mills tax. It had been complied with in a sort of a way by raising $10,000 a year to meet the G. R. & I. bonds and $25,000 for the water funds, but the act can not be left in its present condition, the wishes of the Council should be consult ed, and he ofTered a substitute to the effect: That the Council shall in each year meet tho interest on the bonded debt by a taxa tion on real and personal propertv if other means fail, or there are no other resources. And to provide for the prompt payment of principal due, may issue new bonds not to run more than twenty years, and at their discretion may levy a tax of two mills to be used; 1st, on dues of one year's standing; 2d, may be ordered to purchase the unma tured liabilities, or establish a sinking fund, or the Council may direct it be deposited, with proper safeguards, in National banks or other public repositories. The Alderman stated as the law stands, such funds must be invested in United States registered bonds, which are now beyond reach in price. In about nine years the original water debt will be maturing and this opens a door for re newidg, with now no way of meeting it with a sinking fund. On motion of Aid. Yates it was referred to the Council. The same Alderman as Chairman of the Special Committee reported on Sec, 3, title 2, recommending that each year on the first Monday of May, on the nomination of the Mayor, there shall be elected to the Hoard of Review and Equalization three members for the terms of one, two and three years re spectively, and annually thereafter a mem ber for a term of three years, and providing that in the event of the Mayor not making such nomination it shall be done by the ac tion of the Council; referred to the Council. Mr. Gilbert also read proposed amendments submitted by the Board of Public Works, to provide for an election of a President, fixing salaries, for the regular employment of an engineer and assistant, for their accounts to be audited as other city officers are, to give the Board con trol over their own men, to make their own rules and regulation on water rents with power to cut off supplie, and to enforce payments by suit in tl e name of the city, to licence plunders and others, requiring them to make reports to the loard and constituting the police court, a court of cotnietcnt jurisdiction for the collection of their fine. The subject wa referred to the Council and be fore final ad journment, it wa ordered to le pnblihed as was the previous amendment relating to the sinking fund. An Rraendrnf nt to ec tion three of the Board of Public Work act, making their ofCce dependent, not jemly upon an appointment by the myor, but lo upon ft con firm -d ion by the Council, wa recommende-d and referred to the Conn cil. The committee then aroe, reported progress to the Council and adjrramed. A Runaway Team Recovered. On Thnrdy evening lat a gentleriisn hired the team belonging to K. B. Dikeman. the jf-xf Jer, and kfr t at G's lire ry sib, corner of E.t FnltoU and Sj ring stre et, and started for a drive. The tfTtm in some manner gat aay from the drive? and ran aay. Th gentleman rets rnd to t he ftidd, reUtvl his misfortune,, and imrcdit-.!y met) vere di'patcbed to follow, fcnd if TofbJ, eccre the tsn. Thy wers fourid yeur day morning, sfe md pound, in the hvn of a farm?r rdne-teeTi mile eat of thi c;ty. The team had tnUrrl the farmer y&rd md iec.ame fast lp1ref n a bam und bl, Th firiLfT too the ?trar.gpr in, tkfthed thm, fed tl r.r.l fr.v? tbna C; Ws ar daily rti wug avion lo our already large ftock of Gtnt't fine i SEAL CAPS AND GLOVES, j J Which we are telling at reduced pric. V also Lave a flue as.ortmtnt vf ! I Ladies' Fur Goods ! Selected c?iecially for ns from one of; the largest Fur Houses in the country. THOMAS & CRIPPEN, 64 MONHOE STflEEr. A THUNDERBOLT .v mi: miY aouits camp. Dealers Paralyzed Spring & Com pany's Low Prices the Prevailing, Cause Read What They Say About It. We iromife our iatnn and the i!jKii.to of iHxnl-vklnj may iit ur t-toit ti irui lli'm xt yer Dry CiKd h.nd 1'ji i uf ew-ry d.fKiii'Un lit lower pricos tiiiOi ever kuowu. M-1UNG A. UlMl AM, We fctill continue the creat kj-.I nl th luvitt piic. ever recorded, oidy murk t lie wonderful reductions. 23 nirds cooi Vurd Wide hitt tinc fvr idi Oii Dliiir. i yuids cood twill ("ruth towtiiii: for One Dol lar. 15 jurdt trend Cation 1 ii.nn 1 fr t.hu IK.lLr, Lit iraut i.4i-liruer ia all ci Ioik onlj 'JZc i.iid 2'iC, better pKdo ihaii ym wiij Lnd elfct wuere for double the money. (fMMj -hJic for only 4 tiul 5 et-nt r im. Plaid Drets tiooda lur ouly foijr un.l o;i-tialf cenU ier jard. li yards b-iautiful llroca.de Inw (JixhU fir (n Dollar. (iood Whit Yl&nti'-i for only Lii-e cetitK (JLngh&rnt for only 5. 1 arnt v reiitf in r ynrd. Btviutiful Plaids and excellent VYdae for only f and 8 cents it rani. Woitwi DreKS (.mkhIh in l ?ict;tul lro'itd' let ter ns in all the inot faaonb c-..Jr for only one frLilling ier yurd. M'UIM. A t owi ANV, Cloaks! GrKt war on Chvihf-! A tfood Clonk fori otlh $10 (i0 7 .V) 1'. u y (n i- n " HI Ul 10 00 - " 12 " () find to on np to the Kt iv.jh.lity Plu-h whiclt tiave commtneed helliiii; at t he m-t l'v.lul low prices. - hl UIMl A CoMl'AM. Black CaKhmer' and rdl wool rui if t Lis description you can bny t t!i Tiist i'uil.hz low pricos, which you will r-.vji:j i-u;.u x:m inution. hJ'iUN.; A t'oMrvxv. Sliawls MjirkM way down at Ijower l'rif tl.an ev r known. Good Value at $3 00, now 4 5 (U, " 6 (, " 7 U, " Hid, " (), " 10 in. M 1 2 (Ki. 4 D tm. n hi T1jc6 hawls uill be all cloi at th'- pric. hrU!N V t oMI XT. Our stock of (Tloths D Mkin. li'-nturk Ji-an and in fact everything: lor men a;;d Ik-jk' vr. you will wivp lt of money !y b:;inc i,t iur-tro. Sing: is believing. M kin i V ( 'omi axy. Cloakina of cvtrj dcription jt half th nua price, iSl UlX.i A i 'OMI'AXT. We have struck a kvxA luiw.iu in I'.'af k Hilk and ofler from the lot a nijM jitr ;ua!ity iA De marvel n low prie of nin-j -f-i.r nt j r yj-.M. lliis silk wa made to retail fr a t'oilr itnd tliirty-five cents jer janl. i.nd it tic i ti e have inarkul tlie ptxnih ill e-tnivh nil. r-i iiix i A t'tvrM. W pive notice to th Parmer, thf M'i hnir and to all latorinK mn and wotuTi t!.st jmo .n Dry (J!!4 will mail to eorref-jxir d v?h liie low pric prevailing nt nly f"f their hs'r bnt fr all kinds of proiuie raisd np n th farm. Viit our store and judir' for vr-wi-M In, hl i.IXM A ( oMTAM . Flannels oi n description uro matk 1 flwn fit the nvist winderful low pri W, pv. rj , i.V, 17c, 15ik 2-V, Durirc a buiixp'-t j'io' -f t p wartl or thirty-fcve yenrs we have r"wr krjv. n such valu for the mnfj w n w pn-vuil in rh Department f our St --re. N'n:ilt r v! at jour wants may t in lh Dry itinU ltr jou will l.nd every artirl matkvi corrjoiidins with it sreat scarcity f rr !)' . A I'U'h'l ff Utt jll purrhae mre U'""!1- frtnn our ltH?!iK!itfi'-nt than it ever would sin the f-iun l-tin i1 the world. hruvi A '! xi. THE TOP. Tliat's wboro tlie Groat AVwrdroix i fnr BiVrpt Valuc-a in Ciolhintr bttbor IVadjr Madoor MadetM -.i&uro, -Fit voui-Fclf ripUt ujMjr b avo your onlrr to-day. Vo puit yon in qual ity, St In, Pric Even thine LOOK AT OUR GENTLEMENS -ron- OHRISTMAS PRESENTS AT BOTTOM PRICES. (SILK a net Liyi:), PJSJt PM pvoiipni:i ;;jr';.s ro laps a j en ps. pjm; SATCIIPLS AXJ P.AUS axi CMiu:i:i,LAs. E. S. PIE Great Wardrobe, RO tct t;3 dinted. vr;ra frd 1 7 t:.j en::.