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PAGES i-a VOLUME VIII. GRAND RAPIDS. MICH., SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER n, 1&32. NUMBER 347. THE S UNDAY PART Z FROM O'ER THE SEA The Starving People In Eng. land and German EXCEED THE STANDING ARMIES Agricultural Laborers Demand Protec tion aad Ci-Utaham, Saying Thsy ar Starved for a Tbsory. . London, Dec 10. Both in Ecglaad and m Germany the s gn fcf aricuU turai distret axe iucrvaajng rapidly. Tb standing araii of lb two coun tries combined, moreover, are not u naoir jUi a tb great crowds of unni ployed who wait tb ireet la the great di.. In th. city Mr. Asquith aad Mr.aaw-Lefsvrar kept attueir wit tud to tin J. for th cabinet, eat.s f actory auawer to the appeal of labor, rs delegations for work. la Berlin tie nua:;er of trade, Herr Voa Ber Ir(cti, hi4 three secretaries answering the ar.tteu complaint uf board of lid, itinera' committees and ag ricul tuxjtl societies. From tne ttuoK fam-l&e-strciten provinces of Kusa.a aad tn agricultural proviuces of Austria aad Hungary com tht a ppeaU of tbe haif-atarvtu pNtuu to well the cry ci dtres. General Eootn thinks that tbia wide pread dvpresa.on 1 repon.ble for tbe exceptional suffering among working lno. Jobn Buru ta.d ;n a meeting n Wedneaday tbat agricultural laborers had Useu driven by ICe bard tio.ea from tbir honiee, had sought work in tbe vtty aad thereby swelled tbe number of uampioyd iu Loudon, Liverpool, Mancbeeicr aad Birmingham to ooo.ooo. la Germany even the rich provinces m tOd ilMao country have their thuu MuJiiii uuempioyed and half -f ed fam i;.e. Ton fact h moved the cham bers of loiumerce in Mumcn, Stutte gert, fctraaburg. Cologne and Mann beim to protest ag&ioat tbe bill before tiie leubftag to retard emigration. riot Asalaa taa Csar. The whole meaaure they contend is untimely, ill-digested andta culated to aggravate the utfenng cauaeU by the present depression of agriculture and trade. The conspiracy against the Czar, which wa discovered m Kief, waa a much more itnoui affair than waa at first reported. 1 be conspirator nu ni ter titty -on. All were iu high life, three of the Polish noblemen involved having been received repeatedly at the St. Petersburg; court. Fifteen of tbe men were odors, six of tbeni above the rank of major. A beacuful young widow from Moscow waa the only woman in tbe plot. The police found papers implicating vry member of the conspiracy, several retort containing high explosives, a plan of the winter palace and a manuscript copy of an appeal to the people to exterminate the house of Romanoff. All tbe persons arrived have been taken to Moscow. How tbe police learned of the plol 1 cot known. On Wednesday the people of Padua Unveiled a monument to Galileo to cel ebrate the three hundredth anniver sary of bit first appearance as pro fessor of mathematics iu the Padua University. The sentencing of the Jewbaiter Ahl wardt. m Berlin, to five months im piinonment for slander, was received favorably by all Berlm dailies this mornmg, except the Kreuz Zeitung. Ahlwardt accused tbe Loewe firm ot gunmaker of wholesale bribery; of arms and defective work in making 430,000 riiles for the German army. MIO KCRUrCAN WAR. Germany Must Prepare far a Final Titan Struggle, Hence the Bill. Berlin, Iec. 10. General Von Kal-tenborn-Stachau, minister of war, in troduced tbeaimy bill in the reichstag today for its first reading with a long and earnest speecn. He declared tnat Germany most te prepared to enter at any moment into a final war wnicu would dwarf all preceding wars in the magnitude of the force engaged in the Issue to b decided. It wa imperative that every man m Germany able to boar arm aboti d ready to respond when called. .Th) bill was a rueaur of supreme necessity and demanded no yacrihce tbat tbe patnoviai 1 of tbe nation snouid not m billing to grant, and no sacrifice greater than wbat other nations were making in preparation for toe m ghty truiz tbat might at any tirnNgin. Tbe bill fixes the peace footing of the army, including privateaand corporal, on a yearly average at tM.lHW mn from Otoler 1, to March 31, Th infantry wili te composed of 711 battalions the cavalry ot 177 Kjtidron. tb fiid artillery of iJl I ur tne foot artill?ry of thirty-a-vea bikttiion. tl pijriter of tw;n-ty-fovir lattal ::;. the r;lway troops of tvn battalions and the tra n of twenty-one butttltona. The war minis ter of r.vr. Saxony and WurUu berg were pr-.ei t during the debate. S i.cid or M'jrier. I'ir s I c. 10 The aut pay on the rety of tn ".ate Karon Kt:irh h ten ronptl. The rn,t hs not uttintlly anivi:i-rit, bnt it :s riimi'wl tit lr. I-rnrvln tt tit lUaia neither comrnat.j an cule ir wpi.irjrtl by poim. (..8rJ, lhi f'on'an,; t put in ai'on, jra that M. t'..iiir?e') , ir.intr f j st mtint a have tn d r-c'r t t?v I'tnimt f.anl rwmpany put un1r ari. T brain, v acra ai d p nl cord of th latt' Txnin U nacii have t-n Mnt to in-? Iab;rtory ot th frn t of ii'ed cue f'f tburouth etrn nai'nn, w-tii tn tAjct of a -rUin ng ih rnui nf tna datb. I'r. I'rnuMM, hha. Cbar ot lb at .-y. d. r! r to opvaii npti th 'ib;--t of th rum r to tn r.,X't tt ev dn' of siiKsde or murder I t -en d.Ntovared. Still Ta:;rg lf . V-nvr.i; l e. !. Th stel enm- m it of til ir.ieruat;-.ffel moriet . . . ,Ura,4 H - VV lam ll,Mi!.1-.,rl!t' . tni ff a I meiai:.! union. M. TUrr 1. tha Frane d!tt, !nd-rl l;.ia uptn m 01 Ita: arj tjfeaa(f. Iha latin ua e,,.'. t nut h tmta!fit w!tn Go fmt'mn.t at) ffeiae. The iMileh and ?p4H firttra ri'! att th tlre f S T -raf.!. Th I'an.ah dle Wrt to art etpr f r n t'v A t-'i !A!-.,'t;.-a. n'ftf A!l.n aa u l lit I .a pules wou.ij s j ; ' any scheme adopted by a certain num. tr of nauous. Mr. Cannon ae.d that America had expected great things from France and the Latin L'mou un til be beard M. Tierard.aad that Fug land had given asaiatance toward aoiv. mg the problom when onlooked for. Hi believed tbat Mr. Cannon tbrsw tbe rraponaibility for tne ultimate fail ure of the conference upon France and tbe Latin Union, in tbe hop of com pelling tboae countries to aaome some d.spoaiuon toward conciliation. To Make Dynamite. City or Mexico, Dec 10. Important cunceeaiooa have been granted by tbe government to C. L. Loope of Chicago tor the establi3bui;nt of two or more factories for tne manufacture of dyna mite and othsr explosives. The com pany, which was formed in Cuicago to work tne concession, ha a capital of For a Tslegraph Line. Losios, iHro. 10, The Hon. Cecil J. Kbodt. premier of Cape Colony, has iaaued a prtapectua for a company having a capiul of 400,000 sterling, the shares to be alloted if one nundred and forty thouatd pounds are sub senbed for a telegraph liue to Uganda, REKOKM CLUB BANQUET. Mr, Cleveland Says Democracy WiU Fulfill Its Promises. . New Yokk, Iec. 10. At the annual banquet of tbe Reform club tonight, at Madison Square Garden, the president-elect was the bright particular star aud inoet honored guesv He oc cup ed the post of honor at the right baud ot Ellery Anderson, president of the club. The seat to , the left of Mr. Cleveland was not filled by Senator Havid li. Hih; in fact that gentleman did not grace the bauquet with his presence. Many other well known democrats and tariff reformers, how ever, diacuaaed the choice menu at the same table with Mr. Cleveland. It re quired fifteen tables to seat the guests, wuile the galleries were tilled with the fair sex. 1'rtsident Anderson saw tbat all wero seated at 7 o'clock, and in a brave speech eulogized the president elect. Mr. Cleveland responded and began by remarking that he had nothing new or startling to say, and promptly dem onstrated this by apostrophizing tbe re cent democratic victory. He said tbat those who felt that a debauched suf frage bad nearly wrecked popular rule need only to think of this banquet to be convinced of their error. Tbe na tional democracy and its allies in political principle rejoiced over the de teat of those whose fate is full ot iin etrucuon and warning, "Continuing be said: "If we redeem the promise we have made to tbe voters of our land, the difficulty of our task can hardly be exaggerated. The mission of our party, aud the reform we contemplate, do not involve the en couragement of jealous animosities nor a destructive discrimination between American interests. In order tbat wo may begin with free bands we should vigorously oppose all delusions which have their origin in undemocratic teachings or in demagogic attempts to deceive the people. We shall utterly and dwjrnacef nlly fail if we attempt these reforms under tbe influence of petty partisan scheming or tbe fear of jeopardizing personal political fortunes. - Speeches were also made by Carl Schurz and others. QUICK MAIL DELIVERY. Postal Street Car Successfully Tried in St. Louis. St. Locis, Dec. 10. Postmaster Har low is a happy man today. The feasi bility of his pet project, the delivery of city mail in St. Loui by street cars was demonstrated today. The new method was presented to tbe department a year ago, and at once excited interest, though the Washington authorities were doubtful about the practicability of the plan. Tbe street car was built expressly for the purpose. On each side were mail boxes, in which letters may be dropped with the assurance of quick delivery. I'ostmaiter Harlow personally supervised tbe work today and pronouncea it entirely successful. Tbe initial trip wa made Monday, when the car made the trial trip on the Louts and suburban line. The outside appearance f the street rail way car is similar to those of the or dinary mad car. The interior is eimi ar to the cars used on the great trunk lines of the country. FORECLOSED MORTGAGES. Chicago, Kansas City ft Texas Road in Trouble. Ka5a City, IVc 10. Judge Phil lips of the United States court granted decrees of foreclosure of mortgages held by the Central Trust company of New York against the Chicago, Kansas City v. Texs llaiiway company for M70x arid a?a;rst th Kansas City li ridge- and Terminal Kaiiroad com pany for mar than f l.ooo.ooo. Wal tn H. Holmes is appointed matr in ctancery for ti e T.ridge and Terminal company arid Webstar Wither is p- rnted master in chancery for the hicag, Kna City A Texas Uailway rnnu-sny. They are toth to b aold by the masters in chancery at limp s to U delermmrd mi later. The C'hicazo, KnaCity railway i known as th Winner road, aad a p.rt of it i fin ished and iu ri eratron in Clay county. Th I'.r.dge Terminal company is tna W innr tndg organiiat ou. SEaTS A REPUBLICAN. The Montana l-g a luc Pastes From the Democrat. Hrr.r, Mon., Iec. !. The demo crat lest th Cho.eau county ca and probably the Ieg iture Una afternoon. Cinef Jut.ce I.Laa iutl a writ of mandamn during the- vacation of th atipreni r tirt ordering the cana.ng lrd of Choieu county to count luu. e drr precinct. Yesterday attorney fr ffa-millan, th dnorat, to wh nt tn lef;lat!V certiorates was iiie,i, mad a motion to iuh tha wr,t this ni'.rning. t hief Juur Wa d. hvetinl an f.ral dacia-on, aaying that the majority of thenirt bad daruta .-iil th mjlit t.) juaah th writ rtrticrmg th eaof aU5g Uiard Ui fount Itoslfar pfeetnet, t ho.eaa county. MeA'il.rT nd Mvrs M. I t'iii, fe. 13 Jfk MJA'JhiT a l P;if Myers rm t lt.r for a ronf d nhtMiHj too g ht st th ,ii 0f ment acfliory im U eb'an f tj.i- d p' W4f il ifi'U aid yrijet tRiuaaiv bt44 iitaiy pnrrli.g ft;t,t,. CRISIS IN A STRIKE The Northwestern Road May be Tied Up FOR AIDING THE ROCK ISLAND Ditrsd Syataro Furnished Operator by That Lin Trainmen Talk of Joining th Strikers. Chicago, Tec. 10. Interest, in the Hock Ulaud strike centers in possibili ties, rather than in everything which 11 at present taking place. The two most important possibilities are a strike of the operators on the Chicago North western with its 6,000 or 7,000 mile of road, and a strike ot the switebmen, engineers, firemen, conductors and employe of tbe Ilnck Island company. The possibility of the first event was discovered by the committee at the Palmer house today, owing to the re ceipt of information that the Chicago tk Northwestern wa showing a desire to help the Hock Island through its pres ent trouble by. supplying it with competent meu to replace those who have quit their work iu obedience to the command of their representatives. CU'.ef 11am say on hearing this report dtc.ared emphatically that if it were true he would have no hesitation in calling out tbe men over the whole line, upon which 95 per cent are mem bers of the order. As to a strike of the switchmen, while nothing has been decided on, it is generally asserted that such an ovent is highly probable. Haw th Order Fl. Chief Kameay attended a conference today with local members ot the vari ous railroad organizations on the Cock Island system. Tbe object of tbe meeting, it is said, was to give Ramsay pome idea of the feeling of the various orders toward the striking operators. Further, it is learned that a poll ot these orders is being made to guage tbe sentiment of the members with re gard to a general strike. Today tbe -committee received dis patches from points all over the line stating that the men were all standing firm and meant to remain so. Tbe company is searching for men at every place where it is thongbt possi ble to secure them, and is offering $10 a month more than the average rate. The following bulletin was issued to night by the committee: "All dis patchers and operator Report that two of tbe committee returned to work is false. Do not expect bulletins every hour reporting condition in situation, because there may be no change for days, and if yon only remain firm we wifl have help. Will mail ycu circu lars daily of situation. Late advices very encouraging. Sympathetic meet ings being held all over tbe road. Some who have returned to work have quit again, and we expect others to follow." "Committee." Steamer Badly Damaged.. Nrw York, Decl 10. The steamer La Bretagne, while leaving her pier early this morning, collided with the Morgan docks and was so badly dam aged that she ' had to return for re pairs. The accident is even more se rious than was at first supposed. Tbe force of tbe blow was such tbat the vessel scraped her starboard bow for a distance of forty feet, breaking ten plates, a number of deck beams, her forward ribs and some stanchions. One ol the deck plank ran completely through the heavy iron plates. All the damage, however, i above the water line. . Operators Weakening. DEsvER,Dec. 10. Hi reported from the superintendent's office at Colorado Springs that some of tbe Rock Island men who went out have returned again. It is reported that the agent at Limon asked to be reinstated again yesterday, aud was again given charge of tbe office at that station. Tbe following was sent out by the local lodge O. R. T. this morning: To all operators: Passenger trains all late, and no freight trains either way since strike was ordered. Stand firm, boys; we have a trump card to play for you if necessary." Starvation at Homsatead. Pitts buro, Dec. 10. Homestead ap peals to succor its starving. Nearly 10,000 persons, embraced in 218 fami lies, are destitute and in immediate need of food, fire and clothing. The Citizen' Relief association of Home stead has issued a formal plea for aid for the unfortunates, wto are all vic tims, directly or indirectly, of the great aud stubbornly fought strike jut ended. Many of these people are actually starving, while many others are without auflicient clothing to cover their todie and protect them from tbe cold blasts of winter. Iowa Men Confident. Ir Moirs, la.. Dec. 10. Little change has occurred in the strike situ ation here today. While tne Rock Iland seems to N having no trouble in moving ita trains, the striker talk in a confident manner of tiltimntc success, hoping for assistance from other rail road worker. Meetings are being held here and at Muart ton ghtto induce th conductors and engineers and switchmen to go out in sympathy. The n(!icial a'ate that only a few stations are without operator and that they are Constantly receiving application. Is an Knormout Steal, Vii txNrr, Pec. lo. Auditor Dick lu'on of th I.oiiisv;ll Nathvill road arrived fr ni I-ouisf,lI today and at one bejin an invest'gation into th ehnrtag of Freight Agent McCort and ahirr Mw twfil. It 1 rumored that for year ate aim hav I wen ystrmt kally crr.d u by l-mntvill A Nash vilie enipU.Yf . lit claimed that tn invest ttion if carried far enough t ar k w II di t'e on of th b;cgrt complication of te!a trr heard of in ny railroad. Hell loo 0xd lx Him. C.m-to, N. Y.. Ie. )fl. Georg ftateri, who ha aerved on teitn in sut pnn ffr outraging and on for ult, attempud a criminal assault upon hit afed mother last ri ght. II 1 now in ensfcnly, Ta M K. !:,!," Wiiisei mi, Con., I, 10. A later am ount ut iu .? iMnt on th New FiipUnd rd aays "I wo freight trams collided at elf,prfig vatiay at (t'Di.th tht H.orft.Hjr, r.Nner V.li Oi M, !!! of thd Wt t- Uh.t if n aii-i l iftman i urtj of it. ai -Ntiad train war ki.lsd and two iia- mn were injured. To accident wa caud by tbe negligence of Conductor Fil:on and Engineer Thompson of the east-bound tram, who have disap peared." . Siavin and Ooddard Matched. Nrw OaucAKtf, IVc. lu. President ChaiU Dick ion of th Olympic club today received the following from Nw York; "Slavin will box Goddard. 110,000 parse and rxpen. Sail at once if ncery. Answer, naming date. Rich a hu Fox." The following auswer wa sent; "We accept; sail bim at once; sand God. drd couth to train, likewise hlavin. Date from 1 to 3 March. Answer quick. Send wrestler south. Dick- Burned th Town. Slmteb. 8. C, Dec. 10. About 9 o'clock last night a fire started tn the opera house during the performance by the Chick company. The tlanies spread rapidly aud soon the opera houso wa in rums, with burning build ings all around. The theater and eight business block were entirely con sumed. Tbe fire department did all in its power, but the llames raged five hours and leveled the principal busi ness block in tbe town. Losses and insurance cannot yet be estimated. Cooked to Death by Steam. Seymour. Ind., Dec. 10. John Holli day, aged 40 year and the father of a family, was fatally scalded and Geprge lirown and John Meikel were fearfully burned by escaping steam from an ex ploded factory .engine this morning. Holliday's body was burned to a crisp and hi skin all came off with his clothing.. The chances are tbat both Brown and Meikel will die. Aiding tbe Men. Omaha; Neb., Dec 10. This morning word was received at local O. R. T. headquarter tbat operator on the Rock Island in western Iowa were re turning to work by pressure of neces sity. At once a representative of the order started out with $oO0 to assist the strikers. Tbe strikers who are needy will bo brought to Omaba and paid salaries to do nothing until the strike is betted. " Strike Ends at Kansas City. Kansas City, Dec. 10. The places ef tbe six striking operator in the Rock Island freight office in Kansas City have all been filled. One striker went back to his job. The strikers tried to keep other operator from working for the company, but were unsuccess ful, and a tar as Kansas City is con cerned the strike is ended. ... . Bald Knobber Killed. Ozark, Mo., bee. 10. Mat Day, ton of tbe old Bald Knobber captain, waa shot and killed by James Byers last Thursday night on Bear Creek, Taney county. It was reported here today that Day was stealing chickens when hot. There is considerable excitement at Bear Creek, and more trouble is ex pected. Jewely House Assigns. CmcA&d, Dec. 10. KottlinsD & GaU zert, one of the largest and best estab lished wholesale jewelry bouses in the city made an assignment for the bene fit of creditors to the American Trust and Saving Lank. So far a known assets and liabilities are about $75,000 each. . Fatal Boiler Explosion. Wilmington-, N. C, Dec. 10. A boiler exploded in a sawmill at Red Springs, Robinson couuty, today, in stantly killing two men and badly wounding several others, some of whom are not expected to recover. CUT THE UNDERTAKERS. DUTerencas ' Ame to the Proceeds From Funerals. ' All i not as peaceful among the hackmen as appears on the surlace. Two or three months ago when an or ganization was first discussed tbe under takers were "in it," but m the present organization the name of an under taker does not appear, nor do his in terests cut any figure in the rate sched ule. This is not all. The hackmen are treating the undertaker in a manner that would indicate they never expect to have any use for them. At the last meeting of the association it was de cided to allow no undertaker to make an order for hack service for a funeral. Tbe system in practice, heretofore, ha been to allow the undertaker t order a many hacks ss were desired for a funeral and the undertaker would get a commission from the hack owner. The trade has been combined to three or four hack owners, tbe undertakers carrying their order to tbe man who would give the best commission. Of course these three or four favored hack owners objected to a change, but the majority of the association demanded one and made it. The undertaker are not at all pleased with the change. It is rum red that some member of the association ate breaking the rule re garding the undertakers and arc re ceiving orders from them. The matter will come lefore the next meeting of hackmen for settlement. Arrested at a Dance. Stella Hatbaway was arrested last r.ight at Germanta hail by Letectives Gast and Jakeway for stealing a hat,' tloak and dres from her employer, Mrs. Viner, residing at No. 107 South Ionia street. When arrested tbe was clothed in the stolen finery. Scalded in Urine. Lupixgtos, Drc. 10. Ionard S vier, forettmn at iVrcy's salt block, accidentally stepped into a lnlmg vat of brine lt riuril and ha t his legs horribly scclded up ti his knees. State Ntsri in Itnef.. At Howell on Wednesday a dement ed old lady named Mra. Moynahan wandered away from the county house, got lnt in a swamp an 1 perstird I rout cold and exposure. Tramps ar doing a lot of damage in K at mar no county school houses. They but it up the toka to keep them elve warm during th ntht. A dear hill deluded Jack toil brid thought ah could comment h u keepmg with a t rpt aweir and n oil ato, W. H. Gray I in trouble at Jackson, having iUmd gds by reprnlmg hutiaelf aa a Michigan t antral datN tie, A do tor advert amg in th Klma o pirs ?. "My cores t not only pf n.asoi, but may remain hep killing f nikth 1 1 f 4ft riuaarahi f..f a liurea ouaiy far? nr. Df C. W, Jarv.s ef Ufcf,nrtng ha SuCCdd itt fefuWitift ((, Nelt! ARE NOT THE MEN Alleged Murderers of MolitoJ Swear Their Innocence. WITNESSESTELLNOTHING NEW Furhman Ha a Remarkable Memory for Event Which Happened Seventeen Year Ago Banks' Ca. Alpesa, Dec. 10. In tbe Molitor trial William Schmidt, tbe justice be fore whom th examinations were held, produced hi docket and said he bad discharged on examination Louis Bru dr, Frederick Bruder, Frederick Sorg enfrie, Carl Weiaeogart and Gottleib Mende. He said he now thought it was an error to have discharged them. Andrew K. Banks testified tnat he knew nothing of the murder; that the testi mony implicating him was false. He never knew anythiug of the murder until after it was committed. He did not leave his tooU at Bertram's after the murder, and was not at Renke's Hill. He was arrested and examined before Justice Harris August 23, 1875, and was discharged. Tbe night of the murder he was at Mrs. Crouse's. He was on friendly terms with Molitor and all the others. Albert Karston, Frederick Sorgen f rie, Stephen Reigrr, August Furbnian and Htrman Hyeft have all been on the stand this morning. Karston is the present township clerk of Meltkee and identified tbe records. Sorgenfrie and Reiger had been on tbe stand be fore, but were reca led. No new or contradictory evidence was obtained from them. Furhman swears he had no hand, act or part in tbe murder of Molitor. He has no difficulty in re memliering just exactly what be was doing on his farm seventeen years ago. Knows he was home the night Molitor was shot because he atked his eon when he went to bed if everything was all right, and the son replied yes. Her man Hyeft testifies that be was in De troit at tbe time of tbe shooting, and claim that he bad no knowledge or hint tbat it was going to be done. He is still on the stand. TCBMNO'TO THE ARTS. Now That Football ta Over U. of M. Students Settle Down. Ann Arbor, Deo. 10. The junior laws are again having a struggle, this time over a mere technicality, ensuing from tbe appointment of a committee to act with the senior committee in securing a speaker for Washington's birthday. Last Friday in the absence of the class president a meeting was bel4 for the election of a committee of three for the above purpose. On tbe return of the class president the illeg ality of tbe election was raised, and has resulted in two subsequent meet ings this week, where a bitter partisan fight was inaugurated. The majority of tbe class were satisfied with the first committee, which wa composed of C. A.' Fowler, C. A. Park and Mr. Hopkins. It is claimed tbat politics is the cause of the trouble, so that the politic of the speaker will depend on the political complexion of tbe com mittee. - Tbe Students' Christian association is engaged in a lively discussion regard ing a reorganization of the association ou a broader basis. At present only members of the churches recognized by the international committee of the Y. M. C. A. are eligible to active mem bership. It is proposed t to change tbe organization so as to admit anyone, whether a church member or net, who is willing to take the pledge of fidelity to tbe work to bo carried on by the as sociation. It is expected that tbe ques tion will be settled within tbe next two weeks, although a factional fight may ensue, prolonging the settlement much longer. Tne organization of a press club is to be effected, to include all the students who have had newspaper experience or are now engaged in any way with tbe journalistic profession. At a meeting held last week for the consideration of feasibility ot organiza tion, C. A. Denison was elected tem porary chairman and Mia Margaretta Shaw temporary secretary. The follow ing committee were appointed to draw up a constitution and make such other arrangements for organization as are necessary: Meesrs. Ottaway, Wakefield and Pearson. Tbe committee to solicit members includes Messrs. H. W. We li ber, law depaitment; J. R. Arueill, medical department; K. K. Towl and Misses Shaw and Tanner literary de partment. It is expected that the club will start out with an actiye memler sbip of about seventy-five. John It. Molt, who has won a na tional reputation among the college S. C. A., will bw in Ann Arl-or Decem ber 18 to deliver an address to tbe students. The inter-class series of football caints is completed, and th literary class of 'W holds the banner, as the winning class, having won three games from actual contest and one game by default. This is the third season that tbe claes ot 'V3 have won. To celebrate the victory in a fitting manner, a ban quet will te given next week, for the success of wtiich neither pains nor ex pense will be spared. The Novemter In and haa just ap peared and i a very credible publica tion. Itcoutama a number of contri butions from the alumni and protestors of tbe F. ot M. Tbe Oracle, publ. sued by the K'phomore class, will be issued soou and plictd on sale iHcemher i'O. Ibis is the first time in the twenty-six years of its history that the pat. Ik at. on ita appeared at tne hxed time. A new feature lias teen intrduced in tbe fact that it hs teen determined to 'gTind" th 'coed.' A local society threaten to Uycott the Orac ' if th girie are "ground," tut it is thought that no such a tion will t taken. Work on th Coatahan, the senior puMicat on. i ptO(ires ng raridly and it is I pec ted that it wiilte ready by the- first of February. Pea re.Riis om more withii. the rank of tn frnman claas, aa tbe rlectton ot a new set of oHicra to take the p;ac of thosw depcaed -ne t;m since, was accomplished without any dithcuily was anticipated. Th ItM of ttUer wtciudea: W. N. t int, prtv. dut. Mi U Finch, brt v.c president; Jaioaa M, I km, second vir preau dan!; Jame J. Fran, crtary; M a i. Khrily, ass slant secretary; Arthur M, HuV, lreurt; Warien W, Iravt. r(aat at arms, M, I ltd. land, t.tnUr. A connuitu rns tt.ng rf Mems, Jettfcii a4 ktrf waa appt'mtted toiuaK an ngtfurit let th ?gutun td a fresnroan glee and banjo club. At a meeting to organise the dub, held last night, fifteen memlrs of appUed for membership, an unusually large number, which will be materially re duced by the rigid examination which tbe m em irs are required to pa. Last night the faculty of the uni versity school of muMC gave a very fine concert, which wa enj jyed by all who attepded. An eff ort i being coad to arrange a jomt debate between the IT. of M. and ome western university. It u quite protbJ that tbe movement will meet with the success that it deaerve. A very saocesaf ul eerie of lecture i being given under th auspices of the 8. C. A., by Prof. Thompson on "Mo saic Law," considered from a legal tand point. CUAMMEL Bliss OfgMKD. General Po 1 Examining Eatimat for Work on tbe Twenty-Foot ChanaeL Detroit, Dec 10. Bid are now be ing opened by General Toe, United State engineer here, for work on the twenty-foot enaunel between Chicago, Dulutb and Buffalo, the work to begm a eany a poibl uext spring. There were eleven bids opened today for the work at Gross l'.e, ranging from 14 to 43 cents per cubic yrd ot excavation. Br i man Bro. of Toledo were tbe lowcot bidders. Tbe bids for all the sections are tiow in and if tbe amount does not exceed the appropria tion the contract will be let. Other wise no bids will be called for. Preparing for the Fray. Lakmm;, Dec. 10. Both Senator Stockbridg and would-be Senator Luce have secured quarters at Lansing ho tels for the sens torial campaign, and the preliminary battle will be waged in the Hotel Downey. Senator Stock, bridge has engaged parlor B and tbo entire front row of ruoroi on tbe sec ond floor at this hotel, and ha also secured tbe front room at the Hudson house. Ex-Governor Luce thus far has recured ouly rooms 113 and 114 at tbe Downey, but has an option on sev eral other. Governor and Mrs. Rich will also make the Downey their winter home, and will take up their residence in Lansing January 2. He Was a Jay Cop. Saginaw, Dec. 10. William Tolan wa arrested in Joe Maney' hotel by an Ithaca officer on a charge of ob taining money under false pretenses. He asxed permission to step into another room a moment and speak to a lady, which was granted, and upon tbe officer poking bis head through tbe d or shortly after he found the room empty and tbe bird flown, tbe woman being a myth of the prisoner's iuven tion. Tolan returned after a vigorous search without his man, but tbe Sagi naw police spotted tbe fellow and he was taken to Ithaca today. Suit to Recover Cash. Flint. Dec 10. The First National bank of Flint has began suit by declar ation for f 10,000 damages against the Union Central Life Insurance com pany, a corporation organized under the laws of the state of Ohio. The transsction upon which the suit was brought, occurred June 18 last, when Jonn . Rock, the authorized agent of tbe above company, called at tba bank and bad cashed a properly indorsed draft on the American Kxchange Na tional bank of New York, for the amount of 7,000. Want Good Citizen. Laksino, Dec. 10. The New York World will today print Governor Wi nan's sentiments upon the restriction of foreign immigration. The governor is not a believer in the prohibition of immigration to tne extent of absolute restriction. He believe tbe Chinese, the Mafia, the Russian Jew and all foreigners who will not make good cit izen of the United Slate should be ex cluded, but he would deprive no one desirous of improving tbeir condition of admittance to this country. May Ask a Recount. Saoinaw. Dec. 10. Mr. Robinson, of Charlotte, member of the democratic f-tate committee, has been in the city looking after the interests of Gen. George T. Shaffer, state land commis sioner, and late candidate for re-election. It is given out tbat the vote is an exceediuely close one as between Berry and Shaff er, and tbat if a re count were had of the votes cast for land commissioner in tbe eight district, Shaffer might overcome the small plurality against him. Cashed Forged Check. Ann AnnoB, Dec. 10. A clever for gery, by which two firms were fleeced, came to light today. A strauger sent boys to L. Gruner and Bacb A Abel with checks purporting to have Jheen drawn by Maj. William C. Stevens, and endorsed by W. W. Wheden. for fW each. Each boy bad a note with Whedon's name egued, aking that the checks be cash d. and each firm parted with $r.O, which tbe loys gave to the stranger, who departed without leaving a clue. Horrible Death or a Child. Detroit, Dec. 10. Oscar Burgatcky, 4 Tears old, was playing around the kitchen stove at his parents' residenc yesterday afternoon when his dress caught fire. The child was severely burned about the Unly, and Dr. Cree wa calitd, I nt could do nothing for tbe little sufferer, who died this morn ing. Coroner Downs will bo dan in quest next Tuesday afUrnoon. Walked Off tbe Bridge, Byron, Iec 10. Iowl Wilts, a well-known young man of this p ace, missed th bridp while on hi way tip town in the darkness Thursday nicht and fell into the water and was drowned. H tlonged to th Masonic order and the Maccst. He made his home with bis aged mother. . Just Talked and Talked. Dr.iiiorT, Dec. 10. Underwriters, ?f. el owner and h p bu.lder. to session ber for three days on tbe inspection nd class fkation of steel steamers, ad joumd tnetr meeting today without having reached any t;s of agreement. Destroy ad y Fire. ScivAw, Dec, 10. The if ef F. Bird, c o L nton street. ws totally destroyed by 6r last evening with its cvntnv, the family t-s ng Uroporenly abaer.U Th is f ", supposed to partially covered by mars t. Hew to Milhon. J a Ier, 10. J. F G";fr,'a wU known dravrnn rf lb: rdy, ba? jnt been not-he t ht aa th trrJnn tf a l'br Mmerair h i cr cf tfea hra nir bttitU valued t t t,tM,W. WILL BE A DRAIN The Pension List Likely tD Create a Deficit IN THE SURPLUS nEYENUES The Total Disbars onta fc the Vtzi Will nco at Lett 150,000. TTAtHrnoTON, Dec, 10. Tee tni3 urplu at pretest in the United CZziz treasury and tbe falling off tn cttti aiid internal .revenue receipts have caused conjecture whether penaion paymeuU may not, at any time, come near creating a deficiency. As is gen erally understood, pension certificates are only issued for quarterly pay ments, but according ta the eysteta elopted by this bureau a regular monthly requisition is made upon the treasury department. Pension are paid through eighteen agencies, which are divided into three groups. Group No. 1, comprise the agencies of Buffalo, Concord, New Hampshire; Chicago, DesMome, Mil waukee and Pittsburg, and will make a quarterly payment on January 4. Group No. 2, contain tbe agencies of Indianstoli, Knoxville, Louisville, New York, Pbiladelphia and To peka, Kan., which will make a payment on February. In group No. H are tbe agencies of Auguata, Me., Boston, Columbus, Ohio, DtroitSan Francisco and Washington, which will make a payment on March 4. This tatter group will make a requisition this month for a sum cloaely approx imating $12,000,000, which will if bent to the treasury department the latter part of December. The checks for this money will not be mailed until the second or third day of January. The last pension requisition was hon ored on November "3 and called for 11,975,000. The amount required aver age about the same each month. The amount expended in the payment of pension during the firat four month of the present fiscal year was f0,000, 000, which, if not increased in ratio, would indicate a total pension disburse ment for the year of I lo0,000,000. uiu scuAR outpct. Production More Than 20,000,000 Greater Than Last Year. Wa8htnotos, Dc JO. Return re ceived by Mr. Mason, commissioner of internal revenue, shows that the beet sugar factories have closed up for the season. "There are but six factories tbat make beet sugar and the show an increased production this year over last year of mere than 100 per cent. It is estimated at the treasury depart ment tbat the production of cane sugar this year will reach 590,000,000 pounds, an increase of 20,000,000 pounds over laid year. To pay the tounty it will take, according to the best estimates, $9,?&5,000. Tni it a considerable in crease over the amount estimated lit the annual report of the commissioner of internal revenues, which was only fS.400,000. CXUSP IN A WALK. Looks as Though the Cpeakere to Cue ceed Him!! Washington, Dec 10. Talk of op position to the election of Sir. Crisp to the speakership does not seem to grow, and tbe idea that another man should rule the house is not received with that enthusiasm expected by its most ar dont advocates; even a large number of those known to be unfriendly to the interests of the speaker refusing to take part in tbe hoped-for agitation. Mr. Breckenridge of Kentucky and Mr. Wilson of West Virginia are the two most formidable opponents of Mr. Crisp, but it is believed tbat Mr. Wilson lend no sanction to hi name in this connection, while Mr. Lreckcuridge is saying nothing. tlKCKKAAK IX EXroRII. BreadstutTs Fall Below the Figure of Last Year. Washington, Doc 10. There has been a decrease of nearly 17,000,000 in the ex portages of breadstuff from the United States during the past month as compared with November, 291. Total exports last month wrro f 17,4V),. 000 as against 125,59,003 in Ul. Tbe chief off is in wheat, which dropped from 115.716,000 down to P,1WaiO. The only items which show an increase ar corn and cornmeal. The exports of corn have increased f-'AOOo, of cornmeal 1 10,000 and of wheat flour nearly $500,000. Tbe latter increet has mainly gone to Cuba in reciprocal exchange for free sugsr. Mde Murphy Ml. Auukv, N. Y, Dtc. 10. A well-informed democrat and intimate friend of Chairman Jidward Murphy said to day that Mr. Murphy bad at present seventy member ot tbe legislator pledged to vote for bim iu the cectts which would ealect both th speaker ship and eenatorsbip nemmee. He stated, moreover, that Mr. Murphy did not intend at tint to mk any fight for tb honor. He wa willing to ac cept tbe setistorship if the patty deemed hint worthy the honor, but would not bave contested the place against any good man bed not tbe t. pers commenced attacks on him. 1 Ms ettld him and made him resolve to win the nom ins tion and election. Broke a Running Hecord. Fakta Aa, Cel., Dec 10. Tbe world's seventy-five jard runmrg rec ord was broken here iodsy by Tom Morris of Orange county , who defeated James Ojoiek. Canad.an charrpion, by two feet, making the distance 10 twvea and one fifth s-cond. The mat' b was for flO.OM end Orange county men backed Morris heavily. Steel MCI Cled Doen. S lUKTC, Fa., Ic. 10. Tb Lc ka wanns Iron and Stel eornpeny to !y shut down for an indefinite period, its north ieel mill owing dy)rvon in th steel rail market. Over 1,000 em ployes are thrown orit of employment by tb suspention of the works. Lfutstari Town Scwcb-I. ri.ActTi,!.rr-, l a., Dec, JO. Fire lb; morning dtrcvd thre square tt( tarn bo3e and r-t Jenc-ir tu tbi villg, Lw $!.'); injured. Another Idle Drel Corwrfi, N. Y., I 3n. Jortin K'.i-eil, agd 1?, drd br fjv I"r altera few bors il!re. 11 - c"eeit wa doe r rigseett smu;!.