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THE INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1900.
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TAKES STRONG GROUND
FEDERATION OF LAnOR IS AGAINST
Two Resolutions Tendlns that Way
Voted Doirn After Sharp Debates
Other Rosine of the Day.
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Dec. II. The Amer
ican Federation of Labor to-day placed it
self on record as opposed to trade au
tonomy and In favor of centralization In
trade unionism, establishing a precedent
for the establishment of future organiza
tions of the country. Two propositions for
autonomy were voted down, on the ground,
as stated by their opponents, that they
would tend to dlslntegrata the large cen
tral labor unions and destroy their power
onJ nir.ui !r-. Tho pAnvent inn showed a
disposition to compromise on the question,
recommending that tho different organiza
tions come to some agreement for the In
terchange of cards and disclaiming the
competency of the federation to legislate
for any affiliated unon. The first resolu
ton for autonomy, passed upon was de
signed to allow the auxiliary workmen em
ployed in breweries to withdraw from the
United Brewery Workers and join the
unions of their respective crafts. It was
defeated. Tho second was resultant from
the long-existing controversy between the
International Machinists' Association and
the International Typographical Union.
Upon this latter the resolutions commit
tee submitted :i proposition for a policy
of noninterference. After a hard light on
the floor a compromise was finally adopt
ed, expressing regret at the alleged dis
position of ihf , typographical union to re
luse arbitration, but still refusing to com
mit the federation to interference In the
strife between the two unions.
The disposition of the numerous resolu
tions on the calendar was resumed to
day, and the following were adopted:
To facilitate the organization of brother
hoods of oil and gas-well workers; to aid
the telephone girls of America in their ef
forts to organize; declaring, in effect,
against the principle of trade autonomy
as urged In a resolution submitted by the
International Union of Steam Engineers.
The committee returned a substitute for the
original resolution which declared strongly
for exclusive jurisdiction of the central
bodv In affiliated trades. The debate on
the substitute was spirited and at times
bitter, but the conservatives polled 3,334
votes to 1.613 radical nays.
NO "LABOR REPORTER."
A resolution providing for a "labor re
pcrter" was defeated by a large vote.
Delegate Agard, of Illinois, speaking in
favor of the resolution, paid a high tribute
to the entire press of America, to which
he wild, organized labor was under tre
mendous obligations. Many delegates op
posed the proposition on the ground that
under the direction of u regular labor re
porter labor news might bo colored and
distorted. The previous question was or
dered and the resolution was defeated.
The special committee on compulsory ar
bitration reported as in fuil accord will:
president Gompers when .he said that the
right to quit work was an inviolable pe
rcgatlve of every American workman, and
o. restriction of that ri?ht an outr.ig; on
the liberties of the American people. The
repor; recommended that the convention
ake sue', action a will secure itgl-laticn
tor veiußtary arbitration as ip.sed to
cci.-'pui'ory arbitration. Th repoit was
Th-i ireelal committee on the r prz cf
the president Indorsed Mr. Gompers's de
nunciation of the uthoriti- d Idaho fcr
alleged illegal action during the CKur
''Alt ne labor troubles in ö!io'hve county.
Idaho. Governor Steunenberg was con
demned for alleged usurpation during the
riots, and Representative Lentz. of Ohio,
ras commended for the introduction of his
resolution requesting the President of th.
United States to withdraw the troops from'
Fhoshene county. The report expressed
agreement with President Hampers In his
statement that the contract l.ibor law has
p:oven inefficient, and the executive coun
cil was Instructed to formulate and sub
mit to the proper committees of Congress
further legislation on the matter neb
acry to meet the exigencies existing. The
rt port was a dopte!.
The committee- on grievances made rec
ommendations, the effect of which Is
against direct trade autonomy, and in favor
of the establishment In the federation of
friendly courts of arbitration for the set
tlement of interlabnr disputes. The rev
-Sim That hereafter, when granting a
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that will repay examining
You will Und December reduc
tions from now en. Broken ilncs,
charter to organizations of a particular
craft, jurisdiction over which has been
granted by the terms of a charter already
issued to another organization, the limita
tions of the new jurisdiction shall be de
fined by the executive council. If such
limitations be unsatisfactory to the new
applicant, no charter of tho federation
shall be granted.
"Second When a dispute has once been
decided upon by this convention neither
party shall have the right to introduce it
again for three years, unless there is new
evidence of a material character.
"Third That the American Federation of
Labor shall hereafter refuse to decide
questions of jurisdiction involving national
or International affiliated bodies, unless by
consent of the opposing interests, and with
the understanding that each Is willing to
accept the decision of the federation as a
final settlement of the dispute."
This report was adopted, practically
without debate, as the recommendations
summarized previous actions by the con
vention. With reference to the dispute between
the International Association of Machinists
and the International Typographical Union
as to trade autonomy, the resolutions com
mittee recommended that the Federation
of Labor refuse to Interfere. This pre
cipitated a polemic battle between Presl
dnt O'Connell, of the machinists, who op
posed the committee's recommendation,
and President Lynch, of the typographical
union, who supported It. The debate on
this recommendation arrayed again the
friends and opponents of trade autonomy,
and much of the old grist was threshed
over. The debate was interrupted by the
supper recess, and resumed with vigor aft
er the night session convened.
Secretary Bramwood, of the typograph
ical union, said the union had been in
favor at all times of conciliatory measures
to settle the dispute.' He denied the state
ment that a practical machinist was neces
sary to run a linotype plant. "Our in
sistence has been, and Is," he said, "that
while a man is employed In the composing
room. In a capacity that does not require
the skill of a practical machinist, he shall
carry the card of the typographical union."
Delegate Rosenberg, of San Francisco,
declared that the opposition to trade au
tonomy was in line with the general im
perialistic idea now dominant the world
over. Delegate Driscoli, of Boston, opposed
the policy of noninterference and advocated
definite action for or against autonomy.
Mr. John Mitchell, of the United Mine
Workers, spoko. in favor of the committee
Vice President Duncan offered as a sub
stitute an amendment pledging the good
services of the federation for further medi
ation between the organizations concerned
and requesting the incoming executive
council to facilitate a settlement of the dlf
iiculty within the ensuing year; also, criti
cising in some degree the Typographical
Union for nonsubmission of the dispute to
President Gbmpers made an earnest ar
gument In favor of the substitute, and was
greeted with tumultuous applause. lie de
clared against the use of force by the
federation in the adjustment of differences
between any affiliated unions. "The Knights
of Labor," he said, "was a great organiza
tion, but was founded upon force, and the
application of force led to Its disintegration.
The true-hearted workers of the country
revolted at the edict of the Richmond con
vention of the Knights of Labor, and then
the decadence of that organization set Iii.
In this Instance, whether the I. T. U. 13
right or wrong matters less to us than the
maintenance o our voluntary form of or
ganization. . I will not attempt to defend
the I. T. U. In taking in the machine
tenders, nor In their refusal to arbitrate,
but I would rather see ten trade unions
at each other's throats than to see the fun
damental principles of the trades-union
movement vitiated and destroyed. You
can survive a battle between two unions,
but you can never survive the destruction
oi a principle."
The substitute was adopted by a viva
voce vote, only one voice being heard in
lresident Gompers said to-night that a
strenuous effort would be made to adjourn
sine die to-morrow night, but the immense
amount of undisposed-of business still be
fore the convention may compel a prolonga
tion of the session until Monday or Tues
day of next week.
The Santn Fe Strike.
TOPEKA, Kan.. Dee. 14. No new devel
opments have come to light in the tele
graphers' strike. The telegraphers have
established headquarters here, and an
nounce that they will keep up the fight
until they have won.
A Woman's Hour.
"Please state to the court exactly what
you did between S and 9 o'clock on Wednes
day morning," said a lawyer to a delicate
Icoklr.g litt 1 woman on the witness stand
"Well." she said, after a moment's re
flection. "I washed my two children and
got them ready for school, and sowed a
button on Johnny's coat, ami mended a
nnt in Nellie's dress. Then I tidied up my
pitting room and watered my house plants
and gianced over the morning paper. Then
1 dusted my parlor and set things to rights
in it. and washed my lamp chimneys and
mbed my baby's hair and sewed a button
on one oT her little shoes, and then I swept
out the front t-ntry, and brushed nnd put
away the children's Sunday clothes, and
wrote a note to Johnny's teacher asking her
t. excuse him for not being at school on
Friday. Then 1 fed my canary bird and
;ave the grocery man un order, and swept
oiT the back porch, and then I sat down
and rested a few minutes before the clock
struck t. That'i all."
For a Cold In the Head
Laxative Bromo-Qulnine Tablets.
BALL WAR PROBABLE
SO OLIVK IUtWCH IIEI.Il OUT II Y
NATIONAL LEAGUE 3IAGWTES.
Player Protective Association He
b ii Ted nnd Unit JoluiKunV Organi
zation Virtually Delled.
CHIEF ZIMMER NOT PLEASED
SAYS THERE VILL BE ANOTHER
STORY IX A FEW DAYS.
St. Paul, Minneapolis and Kansas City
Avrnrdcd to Western Lensne-l-lO
Games Next Season.
NEW YORK. Dec. 14. The National
League magnates have completed their an
nual winter meeting. , By midnight the ma
jority of the lawmakers of the national
game had left New York for their homes.
While the magnates spent five days try
ing to straighten out matters, their success
has been far from flattering. The chaos
that existed in baseball before the annual
winter session was begun still exists. The
chance3 of another baseball war are just
as good as they were on Monday last. The
olive branch has been held out neither to
the Players' Protective Association nor
Ban Johnson's American League. Instead,
defiance has been offered.
To-day's session was another long-drawn-out
affair. The magnates went Into confer
ence at noon and were closeted for five
hours. There were present W. W. Kerr, P.
J. Auten and Barney Dreyfus, of Pittsburg;
A. II. Soden, J. S. Billings and W. II.
Conant, Boston; F. A. Abell, Charles Eb
betts and Edward Hanlon, .of Brooklyn;
Andrew Freedman, New York; A. J. Reach
and Col. John I. Rogers, Philadelphia; F.
De Haas Roblson and Stanley Robison, St.
Louis; James Hart, Chicago, and John T.
Brush, Cincinnati. During the meeting the
magnates reached these conclusions:
To "turn down" the Players' Protective
Association flatly, by refusing the players
a rehearing of their demands.
Decided upon a 140-game schedule for next
Decided that the schedule would be so ar
ranged that the Eastern clubs will finish
the season in the West next year.
Passed a resolution by which umpires
shall be scheduled equally among the
cities, each umpire officiating at the same
number of games in each city.
Ratified an agreement by which no club
shall carry more than sixteen players dur
ing the season, after May 15.
Awarded the franchises of St. Paul. Min
neapolis and Kansas City to the Western
This, in a nutshell, covers the work ac
complished by the magnates during their
five days' session, as given out by Presi
dent Young. More was done, but for the
purpose of keeping it secret the meetings
at which the additional work was done
were "purely informal." Such was the In
formation given to the newspaper men
from all over the country who have been in
attendance at the session.
THE "TURN-DOWN" RESOLUTION.
The resolution "turning down" the play
ers' organization is as follows:
"Resolved, That inasmuch as the three
requests made orally by Attorney Taj-lor
have been so merged in and confused with
a large number of other new and radical
proposed changes in our players' contracts,
which also affect the national agreement,
it is impossible to intelligently differen
tiate them and that the adoption of such
proposed amendments would not only be
prejudicial to individual interest, but
would, we believe, be destructive to or
Although the committee of the players
waited at the hotel all day for an answer
to their request for another hearing, the
magnates did not deign to notice them of
ficially until just before they adjourned.
When the answer was brought to Zimmer,
Griffith and Jennings, the players' com
mittee, the effect was disappointing. They
had confidently expected another hearing.
In speaking of the result of the finding of
the magnates, Chief Zimmer, of the play
ers' committee, said: "This i3 not the
end of the matter. The League's refusal
to do anything for us will be brought be
fore the association and action will be de
cided upon. There is no backing down
with us. Our demands are fair, and with
right on our side the public will support
us. Walt and see what happens. There
may be another story in a few days."
The schedule and umpire questions were
first taken up at to-day's session of tho
magnates. It was decided again to have a
140-game schedule, each team playing
twenty games with the others. The sea
son will open April 18 and close Oct. C.
On Decoration day and Labor day and
June 17, a Boston holiday, the Western
teams will play In the East.
The question of the' double umpire sys
tem will go over until the spring meeting.
It is understood that a majority of the
magnates favor it, but decided to wait un
til all the j jplieations of prospective um
pires have ueeti filed.
In the future the schedule of games will
tx o arranged that one year the Eastern
clubs will finish in the West and the next
year the Western clubs will wind up the
season in the East. As soon as the League
had adjourned the new national board of
arbitration went Into session and listened
to tho application of T. J. Hlckey, George
Tebeau and C. J. Beall, representing the
Western League. They asked for the ter
ritory recently abandoned by the American
League, viz., St. I'aul, Minneapolis and
Kansas City. They also asked to be placed
in Class A, which puts them on a footing
with the Eastern League. The Western
League will now be composed of eight
cities. Besides the ones' awarded to-night,
the circuit will include St. Joseph, Denver,
Des Moines, Sioux City or Fueblo and
It was stated to-night that Harry Pul
11am had resigned as secretary of the Pitts
burg club. There was considerable talk
about the hotel during the day to the ef
fect that the circuit committee was dis
cussing plans for the formation of a new
league, to be run In connection with tho
national body. In case that Johnson de
clared war. Harry Puliiam, who Is to bo
dropped from Pittsburg, is said to be after
the Louisville team, as is Watklns. The
circuit committee, it is said, looks with
favor on Pu'.llam's claim. The Wagners
have teen present at the meeting for the
past three days. They, it is said, are
anxious to secure their old franchise in
It was intimated that in case there was
a war the National League would retaliate
by promptly invading Johnson's Western
territory'- An attempt was made to get
several of tho magnates to discuss the mat
ter, but they re-fused point blank to com
mit themselves. One or two of them threw
out mysterious hints relative to locating
clubs in Johnson's Western circuits.
Talk of Ilnsle'M Ilelcaae.
A rumor that is evidently based on facts
Is prevalent In baseball circles, having orig
inated In New York during the present
meeting of the National League, to the
effect that Amos Rusie has been released
outright by President Freedman, of the
New York club, to John T. Brush, of the
Cincinnati club, and that Rusie will wear
a Cincinnati uniform next year.
GRINDING OIT MILES.
I'niRrcss) of the Si-I)ny Ricycle Con
teat at ew York.
NEW YORK. Dec. 15. The fourteen
weary six-day grinders, cycling for fame
and money, kept grinding out mile after
mile all yesterday and last evening, at tho
rate of about eighteen miles an hour, and
at 12 o'clock last night the leaders had
covered miles and seven laps, with
the third team Just one lap behind. All tho
contestants in the big race are reported
to be In such shape as will Insure their con
tinuing to the finish at 11 o'clock to-night.
Madison-square Garden was packed last
nisht, the spectators rising in their scat
and cheering madly when one of the riders
made an effort t; gain over hl3 fellow
riders. The loading teams in the race.
Kikes and MacFarland. and Pierce and
McEachern. are always on the alert to
catch the others napping, then to shoot
down from the high bank on either side of
the garden in a frantic effort to gain the
coveted lap that would probably settle the
affair. McEachern got a good start on the
bunch at 5 o'clock last night, but Elkes
was hot after him. and McEachern had to
Cime back to the others, after setting a
merry clln for a few miles.
A feature of yesterday's racing was the
performance of Klser, the seemingly tire
less partner of Ryser, who. at 5 o'clock yea
ttrday morning, by a marvelous burst of
speed, stole a clean lap on the racers, and
repeated the performance shortly t.fter 2
c'elock in the afternoon, this time, how
ever, having to circle the track over twen
ty times, or two miles, before he caught
During the evening Major Taylor estab
lished a new indoor world's record for one
quarter of a mile, unpaced. making the
distance In 25 4-3 seconds. Bobby Waithour,
the Southern champion, and Alex McLean,
an old six-day racer, were the contestants
in a five-mile pursuit race, which was won
by Waithour after covering three laps and
twenty yards. Jimmy Michael rode five
miles, paced by a motor machine, in 9:11 2-5.
At the end of the day of racing, the six
day riders were fifty-two miles behind the
record made b,y Waller and Miller last
At 2 o'clock this morning the scores wsre:
Elkes and McFarland, 2,299.5; Pierce and
McEachern. 2.2D0.3: Slmar and Gougoltz, 2,-
299.4; Kaser and Ryser, 2,299.1; Fisher and
Frederick, 2.299: Waller and Stlnson, 2,297.9;
Babcock and Aronson, 1,506.1; Turville and
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Dan Creedon Robbed on Pretense of
n FonI Employe to Suffer.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec, 14. Jim Scanlan,
of Pittsburg, was given the decision over
Dan Creedon, the Australian mi idle weight,
to-nIght after two minutes fighting In the
first round on a so-called foul. Tho men
were to go twenty rounds under vho
auspices of the Phoenix Athletic Club.
Creedon was about ten pounds heavier than
his opponent and was a slight favorite in
the betting. After a minute's fighting In
the first round it was seen that Creedon's
blows were telling severely on the Pitts
burg man, and a stiff right swing sent
Scanlan to the floor. He took the full count
to rise, and the men mixed matters, with
everything in Creedon's favor. After a
clinch Creedon sent a sharp, straight blow
to Scanlan's face. Some one cried "foul,"
and Referee Foley gave the fight to Scan
lan. There was an Immense uproar, and
the 2.500 people showed their disapproval of
the decision by a storm of hisses. President
Kinnane, of the club, told Creedon imme
diately after the fight that the decision was
President Kinnane, of the Phoenix Ath
letic Club, to-night announced that a
change of management would immediately
take place. He told Creedon that he be
lieved he had been robbed of the decision,
and ho said that every employe of the club
would be summarily dismissed.
That Alleeed "Fake."
CHICAGO, Dec. 14. Mayor Carter Har
rison has undertaken a personal investiga
tion to ascertain whether or not the Mc-Govern-Gans
contest at Tattersall's last
night was a "fake." He declared to-day
that if the facts satisfied him that either
or both the participants arranged to "quit"
he will never Issue another license to box
ing promoters. Just how the mayor pur
poses getting at the bottom of the muddle
iy a mystery.
DRINK EVIL REPRESSED
LICENSE LAW ADOPTED BY THE
Snloonn Banished from the EncoKa
nnd Other Crowded Street
and Plazas at Manila.
MANILA, Dec. 14. The liquor license law
has passed the Taft commission, but the
commission i3 radically divided on its most
distinctive feature, namely, the banish
ment of saloons from the Escolta and
several other crowded streets and plazas.
Commssioner Wright offeretl an amend
ment leaving the authority for the removal
of saloons in the districts in question to
the provost marshal. The amendment re
ceived only the votes of Commissioners
Wright and Ide. An amendment by Judge
Taft, excepting certain streets and adding
others, was adopted, Commissioners Wright
and Ide voting in the negative. On the
passage of the bill Commissioner ido
voted "No" and Commissioner Wright
voted with the majority. If there had been
a seconder Commissioner Ide would have
offered an amendment forbidding the sale
of liquor to soldiers.
An amendment was adopted extending
the time for the removal of saloons from
three to six months, namely, to July 2.
One of the sections, increasing the cost of
licenses, goes into effect Jan. 1, when the
During the arguments of Commissioners
Wright. Ide. Worcester nnd Taft, in favor
of closing the saloons, they cited the liquor
laws of Tennessee and Massachusetts &s
effective precedents for confining the sale
of liquor to prescribed localities. They
also said the native police are ineffective
to cope with the situation when soldiers
are visiting Manila and becoming hilarious.
Heavy rans have fallen for several days.
This deters war operations, especially on
the part of the cavalry.
Hard March Over the 3Ioantalns.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 14. Letters have
been received in this city announcing the
grounding of the transport Garonne on
the coast of North Luzon. She struck
twice, being rescued both times by the
Yorktown. The Yorktown used a two-inch
wire cable to pull her off, and tho second
time the cable caught in the Garonne's
wheel, causing a further delay of twelve
hours. The letter alfo tells about a hard
march of the American troops under Gen
eral Hall. The lino of march was over
steep mountains for a' distance of forty
five miles, taking, in all, six days, at the
conclusion of which 1(5 men were under
medical treatment for several days.
Sentenced to Be Shot.
SOUTHINGTON, Conn., Dec. 14. News
has reached here In the form of an of
ficial communication from General Mac
Arthur that Lines Skinner, a former South-
lngton boy, has been sentenced to be shot
on Christmas day for sleeping at his post
when on sentry duty. His father, John P.
Skinner, who is seventy-one years old. is
nearly heartbroken by the news and has
left for Washington to plead with Presi
dent McKinley for" his son's life.
A Nye nnd Itllcy Joke.
Major Pond, in New York World.
I remember when we were riding together
in the smoking compartment, between Co
lumbus and Cincinnati. Mr. Nye was a
great smoker and Mr. Riley did not dislike
tobacco. An old fanner came over to Mr.
Nye and said:
"Are you Mr. Riley? I heard you was on
"No; I am not Mr. Riley. He is over
"I knew his father, and I would like to
spetk with him."
"Oh. speak with him? Yes. But he is
deaf, and you want to speak loud."
So the farmer went over to him and said
in a loul voice:
"Is this Mr. Riley?"
"Is this Mr. Riley?"
"What did you say?"
"Is this Mr. Riley?"
"Riley? Oh. yes."
"I knew your father."
"I knew your father."
"I knew your father."
"Oh. so did I."
And in a few moments the farmer heard
Nye and Riley talking in ordinary tones of
voice. Imagine his chagrin.
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WILL ACCEPT TERMS
CIIIXA'S EMPEROR AGREES TO TEX
DEMAXDS OF THE POWERS.
Practlenlly Everything that Wan Ask
ed In the Jolut Xote Formu-
lated by the Envoys.
WHAT THE EMPRESS WILL DO
SHE IS SAID TO HAVE AGREED TO
Will Permit Each Power to Maintain
a Legation Guard of 1,000 3Ien
TIEN-T6IN, Dec. 14.-i-According to cred
ible Chinese sources of information Em
peror Kwang Hsu will agree to the fol
lowing ten demands of the powers:
First Indemnity to the amount of 700,
000.000 taels, payable within sixty years and
guaranteed by the liken. "
Second The erection In Feking of a suit
able monument to the memory of Baron
Third An imperial prince, a near relative
to the Emperor, to go to Rerlin to apologize
and express regret for "the murder.
Fourth Foreign troops to hold the lines
of communication between Taku and Pe
king. Fifth Punishment of the Boxer officials.
Sixth Candidates from districts where
anti-foreign outrages have been perpetrat
ed not to be allowed to compete in the
Chinese examinations in Peking for five
Seventh Abolition of the Tsung LI
Eighth Foreign envoys to have access
to the Emperor at all times.
Ninth Importation of arms and am
munition Into tho province of Chl-Ll to
Tenth The land and sea forts between
Shan-Ifal-Kwan, Taku and Peking to be
Tho railway track from Shan-Kwan to
Taku is being repaired, and the work of
bridging the Ilan-Ku river delays the re
sumption of train service. The railroad
from Pao-Tlng-Fu to Peking Is expected
to be finished in December.
The Empress Also Han Conditions.
LONDON, Dec. 14. "Information has
reached the Wu Chang viceroy," says the
Shanghai correspondent of the Standard,
"that the Empress dowager has agreed to
accept the following peace conditions:
The early return of Emperor Kwang Hsu
to power; Indemnity to the amount of
40.000,000; the rights of each legation to
maintain a guard of 2.000 troops, and the
appointment of a foreign adviser to each
province of the empire.
"Director General Sheng has received a
telegram from Sian-Fu asserting that the
Empress dowager is about to start for
Cheng-Ti-Fu in the province of Sze-Chuen.
LI Hung Chang and Prince Ching havo
received the Empress dowager's permis
sion to take the imperial seal from the
Forbidden palace and to use it in the ne
gotiations." Dr. Morrison, wiring to the Times from
Teking Tuesday, says: "The general opin
ion is that China will willingly accede to
the terms of the collective note and, trust
ing to the dissensions among the powers,
with hope that time will give her an op
portunity to evade its conditions."
READY TO XE GOT I ATE.
Enrl LI mid Prince Chinr Have Re
ceived Their Credential.
PEKING, Dec. li.-Ll Hung Chang and
Prince Ching have sent an oJIicIal notifica
tion to the ministers that they have re
ceived the promised documents authoriz
ing them to act in behalf of China in the
peace negotiations and , announcing that
they are ready to proceed as soon as the
The fact that Sir Ernest Satow, the Brit
ish minister to China, has not yet received
authority from his government to sign
a joint note causes astonishment here, as
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it is felt that the other powers having
agreed, there cannot be anything in the
joint note to cause Great Britain to ob
ject sufficiently to make her refuse to sign.
Mr. Conger says he believes China will
immediately accept the terms imposed an I
that she has it in her power to comply
with the majority of them1 before spring,
while the others can wait.
On account of the frost the court will
not be able to return to Peking nor will
the troops be able to leave until April
when, If the peace conditions are complied
with, it is believed all the allied force.,
except the legation guards, not to exceed
a hundred men for each power, will leave
Peking, remaining until the fall on the
coast between Taku and Shan-IIai-Kuan.
available, if neecssary or ready to be with
drawn, tor, if China cannot behave as a
civilized power with military compulsion,
it may be necessary to dismember the
empire, Mr.' Conger personally believes
that the Chinese have been taught a les
sen by the looting.
Colonel Tullock reports the discovery of
the bodj' of the man who gave the Brit
ish Information regarding the treasure hid
den, as alleged, by persons connected with
the Chinese court, during the recent flight.
He had been decapitated. The British
have not yet reported the discovery of
the treasure, but their return is expected
Railway communication with Tien-Tsln
Is only a moderate success. The multi
plicity of nationalities working the various
sections aggravates the situation. Th
idea here is that the best solution would
be to return to the Imperial railway ad
ministration the management of tho line.
Thnnks for Dr. Velde.
BERLIN, Dec. 14. The United States am
bassador, Andrew D. White, acting on in
structions from Washington, has written
to Baron Von Rlchthoefen, the secretary of
foreign affairs, begging him to express
to Dr. Velde, of the German legation at
Peking, America's sincere gratitude for
the services rendered by the doctor to
American soldiers and tailors during the
siege at Peking.
WINDY CITY IS WICKED.
Judge Gibbon Intimates Ofilclnln Are
In Leagnc with Evildoers.
CHICAGO, Dec. 14. Rigid invesUgation
of various departments of the municipal
government, especially the police depart
ment, was remanded for the December
grand jury by Judge Gibbons to-day In his
final instructions to that body concerning
its course in connection with the preva
lence of vice and crime in Cldcago. Be
sides his refere.nce to tho alleged corrup
tion in tho police departmeit. Judge Gib
bons scored prize fighting, which, he said,
was plainly against the law. The recent
money loan scandal was also referred to.
The court traced much of the Immorality
in Chicago to child labor and the employ
ment of girls and women In factories and
stores at small wages for long hours, and
he said the public mind should bo aroused
to the establishment of refuges and
homes for these women, "who, by the re
cent closing of the dives, had been driven
to the streets.
In reference to the municipal govern
ment Judge Gibbons said: "If public offi
cials and the conservators of public peace
and purity are in league with lawbreakers
and offenders against decency, affording
them immunity from punishment in re
turn for a division of spoils, bring those
officials to ihc bar of Justice. The time and
expense are not to be considered. Defer
all other, work, for this is paramount to
all other tarks given to you. Fiscal as
well as moral economy will be promoted
by their conviction and punishment." The
charges are regarded as being the most
drastic ever given a grand Jury in Cook
.Movrmrnti of Stenrners.
QUEENSTOWN. Dec. 14. (Midnight.)
Arrlwd off and proceeded: Etruria, from
New York, for Liverpool; did not commu
nicate v.ith hore. owing to pale. Sailed:
Ultonla, from Liverpool, for Boston.
ANTWERP. Dec. 13. Arrived: Mariposa,
from San Francisco, via Honolulu, for
Sydney, N. S. W.
CLACGOW, Dec. lt. Arrived: . Cali
fornia, for New York. Sailed: Ixurentlan.
for New York.
CADIZ. Dec. 14. Arrived: Montserrat,
from New York, for Barcelona end Genoa.
GENOA. Dec. 11. Arrived: Werra. from
New York, via Gibraltar and Naples.
MOV I ELK. Dec. 14. Sailed: Anchorla,
lrom Glasgow, for New York.
HAVRE, Dec. 14. Arrived: La Gas
cone, from New York.
' NEW YORK, Dec. 15.-Arrived: Georglc,
BOSTON, Dec. It Arrived: IvernU,
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GILMAN NOW PRESIDENT
SUCCEEDS SCIIIRZ AS HEAD OF THE
Usnal Set of "Scold Resolutions
Adopted President Melvlu
ley Action Criticised
NEW YORK, Dec. 14.-The twentieth
annual meeting of the National Civil Serv
ice Reform League was continued to-day.
Carl Schurz presided. Charles J. Bona
parte, chairman of the executive commit
tee, presented the report of that body,
which was adopted. Secretary McAneny
read, in executive session, the report of
tho investigating committee on violations
of the civil service law. It was announced
that some of the revelations made were
such a3 to show a condition of affairs very
much more serious than is believed to b
generally understood by the public or by
most of the members of the league, Ths
report will be given out for publication
in a few days. The league decided to
ascertain from its couutel how the enforce
ment of the civil service laws could be
compelled by forcing the withholding of
salary payments to officials appointed ia
violation cf thoge laws. The executive
committee was instructed to report what
legislation might be nccsury to injure
the withholding of t-uch salaries.
At the afternoon session President Daniel
C. Oilman, of Johns Hopkins University,
was elected president, and resolutions wcro
adopted expussing re,ir-t that Cü.rl Schurz
had felt compelled lo decline re-clcctlon
after eight years uf 'zealous and efficient
service." Mr. Schurz responded to the
resolutions and assured the league of
the continuance of his efforts in the caue.
He then resigned the chair to J. F. Miller.
A resolution was adopted In which tns
"At thj last annual meeting the league
protested against the President's order of
the 13th of May, 1SX, exempting thousand
of places from the classltied service and
relaxing the safeguards of the service, not
vnly because the order was wrong in prin
ciple as taking the first backward tep. as
encouraging the enemies of the merit sys
tem in their attacks and as creating mis
trust of the President's faithfulness in hi
leform pledges but also because it was
certain to prove injurious to ;he service
in its results. The year has shown that
the step remains as unjustilled in pnnciplr
as ever, and that it has produced Just th
injuries to the service that was feared,
as the representatives of our committee on
various brandies of the service have
proved. Th league, therefore, asserts
without hesitancy that the restoration of
very nearly all the places in very branch
of the service excepted from tho classified
list by this deplorable order is demanded
by the public interest and that the oroer
itself should be substantially revoked."
Tho resolution commends tho action of
the Philippine commission in establishing
nvil service in the islands; reo res tho
Civil-service Commission for refusing ac
cess to its records; says the league do-
not countenance any tenure of office other
than during th continuance of merit and
fitness, and disclaims any advocacy of
civil service pensions as a part of the merit
system, which system does not contem
plate such pensions any more than did the
ystem of .npjndntm nt and removal by
favor prevailing before th merit system
Th resolutions call on the President to
dismiss any federal officer who has failed
to obey in letter and spirit the civil-service
law and also demand the effective prosecu
tion of all who have violated its provisions.
Strong protest Is made against the practica
of allowing L'ntted States senators to dis
tribute the patronage of the States thy
represent, and the league puts it-elf on
tecord against the veteran preference bill
now before Congress. Test of character
and fitness as to men named as Indian
agents i insisted on. and the resolutions
close with an expression of fetllr.g that
enlightened public opinion will ffect th
final extension of the rrcrit system lo !1
branches of the national, state ur.d munli
Blanket Tax Bill Fanned.
LANSING. Mich.. Dec. lf.-By a vote of
6.1 to 13 the House, late this afternoon,
passed a blanket ad valorem tax bill for
the taxation of railroads, express compa
nies and telephone and telegraph comna.
nles upon the cash value of their property,
instead of ppeclncally. upon their earnings,
as the present law provides. Excepting s
few minor amendments the bill was passed
as it was Introduced. After the passage of
the bill the House adjourned until Monday
night, to which time the Cenate tlio rejourned.