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VOL. XXXII.--NO. 804. HELENA, MONTANA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 12, 1892. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GANS & SLEIN To-DAY, the 12th Annual Convention of the American Federation of Labor, will be opened in Independence Hall, Philadelphia. Under the leadership of Sam. Gompers the Federation has at tained qn extraordinary devel opement, largely at the expense of the previously powerful Knights of Labor. It maiintains close relations of sympathy with all the various trades uni'ons of the country, hence its name of Federation. Holiday Attractions Are displayed in our win dows and will be added to continually. Reasonable Prices Will be nuoted in accordance with the rulo governing our establishnment. A Spleldid Variety Ranlging from the lowest to the highest gra de of arti cles. l Fie Floors. Solo Agents for Dr. Jaeger's Celebrated Sanitary Wear. Especially adapted for Women ani Children. ~MC~W~~ MNI~CUh GANS & KLEIN ABLE TO STAND ALONE, The Position in Which the Navy Started by Cleveland Finds Itself. Report of Becretary Tracy on the Progress That Has Been Made. More Batt'e Shtps and Torpedo Vessels Are Suggested as Needed Additlons in the Future. WASIxOTONr, Dec. 11. -The secretary of the navy in his annual report says that there have been added in the past four years nineteen new vessels of an aggregate tonnage of 54,882 tons, mounting two twelve-inch, six ten-inch, sixteen eight inch and eighty-two six.inch guns. Three new steel tugs have also been constructed and put in service. There are in process of construction eighteen new vessels, certain to be completed, should the armor be de livered, within the next year, of an aggre gate tonnage of 98,497 tons, and mounting altogether twelve thirteen-inch, six twelve inch, sixteen ten-inch, thirty eight-inch, thirty-two six-inch, thirty-eight five-inch and thirty-four four-inch guns. With the production of armor, torpedoes, heavy rapid-firing onne, armor- piercing shells, amokeless powder and high explosives note worthy progress has been made. The United States, he save, has emerged from its con dition of helplessness at sea and has dis tanced its most exoerienoed competit ors. In connection with the development of nickel-steel for armor the department has undertaken a series of experiments in the application of this material to other purposes. If the expectations now formed are realized it will not be long before nickel steel will be extensively used, both in ship frames and marine engines, with marked improvement, both in strength of parts and reduction of weights while its non-corrodible qualities, already partly demonstrated, point to the probability that it may ultimately present the solution for the harrassing problem of preserving the submerged plating of ships. It has been demonstrated that the United States in the reconstruction of its ftew navy, which ten years ago had no existence even on paper, is enabled to place upon each and all of its armored vessels material the like of which the world has not up to this time seen, and while vast sums have been spent plating the sides of foreign men-of-war with in ferior material, this country will employ for the purpose an armor which is not only far more efficient, but which represents unquestionably, having reference to the dimensions of the plates thus far tested, the highest develop ment of modern science. Following the ex ample of this country, the English govein maent four weeks ago had a trial of the new American armor and it is clear from the highly successful results that the United States, instead of being the last in the ace of constructing of vessels of war, has set the example in this respect which other maritime nations will speedily follow. The secretary recommends the construe tion of eight additional battle ships, in ad dition to those now authorized, and says that this number is essential to the protec tion of the United States. "It is upon such vessels that this country, as well as others having a seaboarb relies," he says, "and must continue to rely for purposes of de Tense, as lone as naval warfare remains what it is to-day. Without them we are helpless at sea." He deprecates the con struction of any more vessels of the mon itor type, elaborating the arguments against their usefulness. With reference to unpro tected cruisers of the second class, from four to five thousand tons dis placement, the department does not recom mend any present increase i: the number of these vessels. "To attain the speed required they must necessarily sori- lice coal endurance;" the secretary says, "and have therefore a very restricted sphere of usefulness for crunising puposes in times of war. They answer satisfactorily the limited demand for flagships upon regular station:; in times of pence, but it is not upon thrse vessels the United states would ilace rliiance in case of attack by a mari time lower. Nor is it desirable to add to the nunmber of heavily armed gunboats of the Yorktown type. One well defined fact which has proved highly successful is that of It torpedo cruiser, from 800 to 1,000 tons, of emall size. of light draught, a speed of twenty-two knots, sufficient coal capacity, rapid fire guns and powerful torpedo arma ment. 'I his is the tve of vessel the de. partiment would suggest building, and sev eral suech vessels would be a valuable addi tion to the naval torce." He thinks there should be at least thirty to pedo boats con structed in the immediate future. "Tire aggressive policy of foreign na tions continues." the secretary says, "'tnd this country, whether It will or not, will soon be forced into a position where it can not disregard measures which form a stand ing menace to its prosperity arnd security. Onl the isthmus our commerce is engtgeu in a desperate fight to maintain its foot houlo. In the south Pacihic repeated annex ations and protectorates are extending the tower and Influence of the maritime states of the old world. `ubsidized lines of fast steamers are completing tihe circle of rnari time communication on the eastern couats of the dominion of Canada, and fo truse-s, daily increasing in strength, are surtound ing our coast upon the south and oaet. Under these circumstances, it is imperative to the welfare of the this country that the policy of navy I reconstruction so successfully carried on in the inast will suffer no inter raption in the futurt; that vast numbers of skilled artisans who have been trained in its workshops and those of private manu facturers concerned in its operations should not be thrown out of ermployulent; that tile work, whose chief difliculties have been overcome, should not be suffered to lan guish when every day shows improvement both in economy and despatch: and that with only two vessels remaining in the stocks, as will shortly be the case, some further additions should be made by con gross at its p esent sessiini." In conclusion the secretary says in part: "l he statement lines been made from time to time that the present adrministration had proceeded substantially uvon the lines of its predecessors. This is ini a large degree cor ect. Its cardinal polior has been Ito persevere continually in the directiorn of ar naval establishment, mako no chanl~ge. imeely for thIe sade of change, and none unless they would be justified by cloar antd conclusive i esonis. At tle ssne tile every effort possible was made to advanrce. 'irthe labtors that devolved unon thIe present arrd ruinist ation of the navy department, both in the management of the fleet and the work of constroetion, has not only been far in excess of those of any previous adminis tration sincea the war, but have required to a muchl greater degree the solution of drll cult and intricate problems in the detailed supervision of tire mostexpensive andt varied branchesof marnufacture. 't'he stips alhne, in building which this adminisatration has been engaged, aggregated 170,0(0J tons. It has manufacturetd 214 heavy guns: added largely to the plant of thle working yards and made the WVashinigton gun factory one of the best equipped in the world; cou stracted wharves, dry docks and other Ia portent public works; awarded contrasts for the increase of the navy to the amount of $24,908,941, and employed labor to the amount of $8,120,1171. Its operations have placed the art of steel ship building in the United ltatee on a firm basic, while the manufactured product has been so cheap ened that there is now a prospect that steel ships of American build may successfully compete in cost, as well as structural qualities, with those made in Europe; and finally it has been its endeavor to leave unsettled no question of serious importance presented to-day by naval science. In the course of its opera tion, great as seem their magnitude, there has been no snuggestions or suspicion of robbery. inch a result could only be so complished by a service which, like that of the navv, admits within its ranks only men of the highest honor and integrity, and I cannot more fitly close this report than by congratulating the county on the rossession of such a school for officers as the naval academy at Annapolis, and nion the character, ability and loyal devotion of the men whom that institution supplies for its service." The estimates in the report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1894, for the navy and marine corps, including those for public works and increase of the navy, are $24, 471,498, being $2,713,141 less than those for the last fiscal year. SILVER LEGISLATION. It Is Hard to Estimate What Will Be Done at This Session. WAeeINarosT Dec. 11.-The advocates of the free coinage of silver now in Washing ton do not seem to have arrived at any definite conclusion regarding the legislative action to be taken at the last session of the Fifty-second congress, nor in the first ses sion of the succeeding congress. It is well understood, of course, that the representa tives of free coinage in the present house have a majority that, could a direct vote be reached, would vote for a bill providing for the free and unlimited coinage of silver. The trouble that besets those that are in favor of the free coinage of silver is the fact that it would be almost impossible, even if a free silver bill is passed, to get it approved by either President Harrison or President-Elect Cleveland. The outcome of the last election is not entirely satisfactory from a silver stand point, and at the same time it would be utterly impossible to even indicate whether the representatives elected to the Fifty third conaress are in a majority in favor of the free coinage of silver. The silver prob lem is considered a delicate one by both the democrats and the republicans, and the indications are that both of them will steer as clear of the question as it is possible to do during the remainder of this session and in the Fifty-third congress. T'he first session of the Fifty-second con greses did very little in the way of legisla tion favorable to minesor mining. No bills of any especial benefit to mine owners, or operators were pasted, and investigation among members representing districts in the last session of this congress does not indicate that there is any likelihood that any bills of especial interest to the mining districts will become laws during the pres ent session. The representatives from min. ing districts in the northwest, west and southwest, are anxious to.do something that will benefit their constituents in this way between now and March 4, but those inter viewed do not seem to have any great hopes that they will be able to aocomplish any thing. It is probable that nothing definite re garding mining legislation will be known until after the new year, and it seems to be a fact at this time that no move will be made in this direction by those interested until after that time. There are several bills that are hung up from the last con cress of interest to the mining country that may come up in either branch during the present session, but just what will become of them cannot be predicted at this time. CONGROESS T5115 WEER. The Auti-Options Hill in the Senate and Appropriations In the House. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.-Rarely any legis lation of practical importance is achieved in congress before New Year, and this ses sion is not likely to prove exceptional. In both houses work is progressing in a man nor that indicates a real lack of earnest ness. The prominent features of this week's proceedings are likelyto be the anti option bill in the senate and the appropria tion bills in the house. During the morn ing hour in the senate to-morrow Senator Mitchell will discuss the joint resolutions proposing an amendment to the constitu tion providing for the election of senato a by ropular vote. In the house the bebate will begin on the army appropriation bill. Thie bill in the aggregate shows a reduction from the total amount of the current year, but there are several increases in the appro priations under the head of "Depart mont of Ordnance." The appt nations coim mittee expects to report the fortification bill in time for it to be taken up as soon as the army bill is passed. Estimates for de flciencies have been received and these will be embodied in the urgency deficiency bill, to be reported to the house and taken up almost immddiately for action, other bills under discussion to temporarily give way. Tlie accomplishment of this purrose largely depends on the temper of the house. Chairman Outhwaite, of the house military committee, has prepared a report for sub mission to the house with the army appro priation bill. The report states that the reason for tie changes made by the com nittee in a number of paratraphs as conm pared with the bill for the current fiscal year. Substantially the only increased ap proiriations carried in the bill are in the bureau of ordnance, and the reasons there for are stated quite freely. .NOT INCLINEID TO TALK. Speaker 'rlap i. Interviewed Ab out tile Allir ofI the Balllnquet. W ASlIINOTON, Dec. 11.--Speaker Crisp is back in Washington but is not inelined to freely discuss for publication some of the incideats connected with the Reform club banquet. In reply to questions from anll Associated press reporter, he said: "rTo be gin with the press of the country is resting under the muisapprehension, so far as re gards the fact that I was invited to speak at the banquet. I was not invited to speak. but armeur myself in advance in case I should be called- upon. It is true 1 gave out to tile press associations in advance the remarks I intended to make should I be called upon to say a few words. It is not true I left the hall in a disgrtaced, dis gruntled condition and did not return, as published. I left imy seat temporarily to look after my clothes in the cloak room. 'Ihis task completed, I returned to the ban lquet hall and was one of tile last to leave ii. As regada the implied snub to lilt', as has been charged, 1 do niot care to discuss tihe subject for publication, nuor do I care at this trne to discuss thle state ruunts by soume pe sons that Cleveland in his remarks tired the openuing gun it the wnr that is to be wagerd ginsust my re-elec tion to the spoeaker's chair should I be It crandidete." On his attention being called to that tactct that sone of his fl lids t x pressed inrriitrantions a;t what they con ceived to be an intended slight, he said thle niatter was of too delicate ia nature to dis cuss in tile public prints. C(ollecting Evivldelnce Ir t'heir Side. SAN F.aSN'iisco, Dec. 11.-- A secret sorliniig conmmission has bctin gathering evidence to be used for the Canadian and English side of the ltering sea controversy. They met and collected evidence from a large number of men engaged ini seal poaching as well as legitimate sealing. They left yesterday. POISON IN THEIR FOOD, The Story of a Conspiracy at 'f Homestead Published in a v Pittsburg Paper. Getting Rid of New Men by n Putting Drugs in Their ' Food. i A Cook Employed at the Carnegie Steel a Works Alleged to I ave lade a Full Confessioa. PrrTsnoJ(S, IDec. 11.-A Sunday paper ti publishes a story to-day of a conspirncy to Ti poison by wholesale the non-union work- nr men at the Carnegie steel plant. The de velopments made, it says, implicate nirem. bers of the advisory committee, members of the Amalgamated association, and officials a of some of the labor organizations sym,sr- t thizing with the locked out men. As a re salt of the conspiracy it is alleged that sev eral persons have lost their lives, while scores of others are still suffering at their j homes and in the hodpitals from the effects t of poisonous drugs administered them with criminal intent. To-day nine or more per- I eons, more or less identified with the strike, t are under arrest, ostensibly on less serious charges, but really for the purposes of avert ing suspicion until all those who are claimed to be in the conspiracy are secured. The only I name given of those charged with adminis- I tering the poison is Robert Beatty, who was arrested at Louisville last night. Several e others, however, nrJ under heavy bail on other charges, and new charges will proba bly be made to-morrow. The details of the plot, the paper says, are sufficient to cause a shudder, when it is known that at least two deaths and perhaps a number of I others have already been traced to the work I of a willing tool selected to carry the I murderous plan into execution. It i will be remembered that shortly f after the arrival of the state mill tia at Homestead, and when the non union men commenced work in the mills, cases of sickness were reported, but attri buted to the impurity of the water. A sup ply from'other sources was secured and no ticee posted conspicuously about the mill warning employee. Despite the precau tionary measures, the sickness continued, and soon it became current at Homestead that an epidemic was prevail ing among the men in the enclosure. The first intimation that the men were victims of a conspiracy was obtained more than two months since, but in such a manner that it was impossible to make arrests im mediately, and not until yesterday was the evidence deemed to be sufficiently strong to warrant the apprehension of at least one of those implicated. lihe story of the plot, according to in fotmation obtained by the'paper, was told by a man who was in it and is substantially as follows: One of the chief cooks at the Homestead works met some of the men one day and said they could make big money if they would help him. The cook said he was not only employed by the Carnegie company, but was also in the pay of the la bor associations and members of the strikers committees, and was just coining money. As he grew more confidential, prompted by questions about pay from the association, he told of a plan to poison the food of the men employed in the mill, so as to make them sick and render them unable to work. He detailed the plan he had been pursuing, I and asserted that nearly all if not all the sickness among the men was caused by poisons he placed in the food. He said he was to get $5,000 if he sucenceeded in closing the mill. Ho urged that the strikers I accept places, saying it would be an I utter impossibility for them to be detected, and finally left with the understanding that r he would meet them in the city next day I and give them some advance money and r take them to Homestead with him. Real izing the heinousness of the proposition. the men called upon Chairman Frick and laid the matter before him. Upon the ad vice of the company's attorneys the men met the cook and proceeded to Homestead with him. They were duly installed in lo sition by the cook. The day after tueir ar rival a number of men were reported sick, and cook told how he placed poison, a col ored powder, in the food, and told them to watch for an opportunity to use it in the food. Fearing the men could not be trusted, two Piukertons were engaged to keep close surveillance on the informants as well as the cook. The latter became suspicious and at once didcontinued the use of the powder. Orders were then given that the workmen should trke their menls at a re- I tnurant outside the enclosure. Later the I men repotted that the cook was becoming very uneasy, and it was feared he mIight conclude to leave the city in a hurry. '[hey said the deaths among the men, especia ly that of Charles (losser, unnerved him, altnd they believed he would make a clean breast o' the whole plot if placed under arrest. 'rhiis was done and when confronted with the facts as stated abhove, the cook broke doewn and madeo a full contfession, in which hie gave the names of those who employed hiut, the iamount of mtontey e received, anridt the manner in which he orried out his tnrt of the terrlble criime. lie stated also thart he frequently visited the CaIips of tibi militiai aind doued the fuood prelpared in thi, cook house. His visits wire talwavy fol lowed by increased sickness mulont. the members of the natlotal g uard. iThe collfession was ttkeln by a sternog. airher ill the presence of several witnesseus. ''hocook also exhiibted vouchers for the mottey dlu. hint. After the tesatimlolry was reLrodilciede upon a typewriter it was read to the cook and hie signed the stntentett in the pres lrce of witnesses. Alter muakinig the con- I fesslon the cook begged lthat he should not be put in jail and his wish's were comnpliet I with. He, however, as well ts the urigiunl iunformntats, are kept under esrveillance niighlt and day, all of them having oitiit ued in the employ of the firm until the atr rests could be made. Charles CGlosser, the manit referred to, died two weeks after eoiun to llomestetad. It is erid that since tlhe confession cmade by the cook the body as exhulmited altd tihe stortach submitted to a chemist for atnaly sis. It is also enid the thelist'ts isorot will bie stibnittetl it evidttelloe whet tihi, cases come tiup for t!inl. A reptorer called upotn ttrlTlluan Frick to leltrin if ilosibhlt the (nrnegie s ecoullLt of the crirme nlloged nerltlitt rleatty. buit the geointtltan Ist- I tively refused to be inltervioncrd. At Ilomell- ii stead bthe story is trocittuotCdl ridlcullorus. E:. V. Itreok, counsel for thre t'srnetgie Stoole comupany, to-n.ighlt rontulruttedt tue story of the pooisohinug. A loetuostend druggist alln a physiciriu ar lteitllioattd t. Part of the powdur was sivetl to Ia doig nllt thainitnti extireil iin a short tune. ('or- I onter ltcl)owell will gt, to lloimeaterd ti1t mtorrow and investiante the ciause oL the death of J. Juries, who died auddelllyv about : two weeks ago. Juries weas ai witness tn the ('rltchlow cime. '.hbe corttr Is of opitll iiolt tltat death was duo tei sleuulttest. t9CIIANT)N. la.. Dec. I1.-The upper uwill of the Lackawanna Irorn and $teel eowpmny nhbut down yesterdiay on nccaunt of laek of ordere. lb. movoanmnt throws tMO wril t nt of bwIp1oymeut. OUT OF A JOB FOL SiURE. le Young Rays Carter Is Not Chairman of the Natlonal Colmnlttee. New YoIK, Dec. 11.--A bit of political gossip was started in the hotel corridors last night by a remark reade by MI. H. De Young, of han Francisco, in whlch he ad vanced the claim that he, and not Thomas H. Carter, was chairman of the republican national committee. Whatever glory tlhere may be for any one in holding this position as the head of the republican orgaiilzation LD Young claims because ot the history of tie commnittee's allairs since its first invot ing in Washington, the last week in Juune. De Young was chosen vic-,-chairman at this meeting, when Willitrm J. Campbell. of Illi nois, was made chairman. Carter was chosen secretary. Subsequently Campbell resigned, and there was no chairman until, on July 18. ait a meeting of the executive committee at the Fifth avenue hotel in this city, Carter was chosen chairman. lie Young said that, according to his under standing of the situation, the executive com mittee was empowered to elect, not a chair man of the national committee, hut a chair trnn of the executive committe., and it was to this position Carter had been chosen. That being the case, Ds Young, as vice chairman. stepped uv to the head of the orusnuzation. Doe Yo.ug spoke last night as if lie intended to assume the duties of the national chairman. .He said it was un certain when he would call the committee together, but it would probably be early in January. liome republicans who discusnsed this sub ject said that, if It was declared by the or ganization that Carter was not the chair man, and that there was a vacancy in that otfiee, as far is it was naturally filled by De Young as vice chairman, one of the first things to be done when the committee met would be to fill the vacancy. s h'y said those who took the ground that Carter was not the chairman hbad a little scheme to elect Clarkeon to the place, and thereby, as far as possible, restore the "old crowd" to the management of the party machinery. SHIPWRECKED INTO FORTUNE. Capt." Streeter "'-quat.ted" Where His Ioat Weent Ashore, and Is Now Wealthy. Crnicoo, Dec. 11.-Capt. George W. Streeter, a hardy old mariner of the great lakes, has proved that a man can bring fortune out of misfortune. His schooner, the Ruatan, was driven ashore one stormy t night five years ago at the foot of Superio r street. Being a believer in kismet, the captain propped up his boat and resolved to take up permanent habitation there, converting his boat into a house. The city objected, as he was on its property, and he - oved the boat it little north. Then he en couraged the dumping of dirt around his house, and was soon entirelysurrounded by land. The next move was to record a sur vey of the land and claim it as tiis by squat ter sovereignty. This wis in 18i90. Then the trouble began. N. K. Fair banks, the lard magnate, instituted pro ceedings to oust the captain, claiming that he had bought that portion of the lake with all riparian rights before the captain's advent. The captain converted his house into a fort, armed his wife, and when an attack on his property was made drove off the intruders with shotguns, incidentally 1 shooting a couple of them, but not fatally. Although Mr. Fairbanks is a multi-mil lionaire he has not up to date succeeded in recapturing the property, which now com prises about 500 feet on Superior street. r The captain has just sold for $30.000 a lot 50x100 to Jacob Nire. He still has 150 feet f frontage left, and at the pricn set by the sale the whole tract is equal to $300,000. THE "'TIGERi'S" 'ASCINATION. It C:auses R. I'. Bilanchlard to Forge Secre tary of State Rotwtt's 1ignasture. Last night Policeman Martin arrested R. P. Blanchard on complaint of 0. W. Car penter. Blanchard entered Carpenter's store and asked to have a check for $30 Scashed. The check was signed L. Rotwitt. r Carpenter advanced $2)J on it and later became suspicious. ILi, hunted up Dr. Itotwitt and showed him i the check. It was pronouuced a forgery. When arrested Blanchard t confessed his guilt and said his love for gambling wits the cause. Hie had 35 cents I of the money left when locked up. Blanch Sad hits been doing oell clerical work in the secretary of state's ollice for about two weeks. He is an elderly man of slhoi - stature and smooth face or keen expression. It is said that he was formerly a prominent i lawyer in Chicago. Last summer he Sfigured as the principal actor in an east side boarding house episode. \~:11o IS HE A Crazy Mlan Taken to the County Jail Last Night. Saturday night James Suilivan, of Min a 1neapolie, applied at police headquarters for lodgings. I)uting the night he was de lirious. Dr. \V. L. Steele preo: ibed for him and he became quiet. Last night he got worse and was taken to the county j:tit. Batuwrday night lie gave his name ies James Sullivan and said he was from Minne 'avolis. In his ravings he imagined i that he was illn a train tabtery and that two Sof his brothers had been shot. 11e is a t stranyer in the city. Ho is about JO years old and wore a striped cotton shirut. lie. tucky joan ilpunts, i dark coat and a small black suit ihat. lie has dark hair and a dark imoustaclhe. lie wits not recognized Sby any of the l eople who saw him at police I hesua-i-U-tears. No c'ounty Sent it rr. litti:ti.\, liin., lDve. 11. -There will be no icO'iluty er:et war. A party of Liberal uncr that went to Springlield yesterdayy t, wit nose the canvetses of the vo',, retlrtned last niighrt wvith the news that I.lbo al hadl been chosen as the colrntv rent. The ' was ino dilsturthances durllig the oanllvras.s ind the hpritulcield )torple subniitted quiretly to the invitable. \lhen the courier Ia lived at Arkaion ind td td the Ilborals thIir town haI beeLuti victorious they nrumediately t took possession or tile collnty rrecords. I loaded them into a wagon and rentoved thcu to their plsce. Malguire I eases Lto Mlttcot. MttsiuiA, Del . l,--ipeolal.]--John Maguire inst itiit loeaed the Mls cot thenitor tr Ithre. years. Hie will iunuediatholy coliiumelni the r0 imodloiig of the .trutture Iand imkllk it a tirst -'lell lopr ioust., TrIe itage la now otte of tho blet equippod iin Montana. Ad diitional scenery will Le lidded nUd with tibo conttleiplaited imiplrovciuolnt on the muaiu bliilding it will tbe, tia Ilr.. Magnlro s.v, a lmentis Iwhen h~ii inllie l hd to Hle Alole. ?:w (.\tANAil,, (toutu., I)De. 11.--Jiitu Hall, tihe lllitltans daughter who dtao pleired ar i i di:y alltorlnomn, ind for wholm half the town liIa beien onreacllllng the to tttl sisince, te turned houtle itt it o'clock ti-nithllt. lSili iailltit to Inl IIt~ igh nothllug hadsi hlpliened. Siue uniiid 1 wIit excoediungly nutlerable when 1 left iLome inuitl went becaulse I wilhed to boe iliI. Thilait's all." It is be Iuteed bhe la Ilnlllsne. tirtl ritl litck to ChlIu. I'l.A*rtliiinut, N. Y., DLeo. ll.--'l wele C(hinamleil eimugletd at this port into thl Vnited Stites froNt ('snnd some tidle ago, haive been orderntd back to Chiun Uuitetl it ateU Cimumlesiloner . hicler. LONDON IS STIRRED UP, The Dynamiters Have Gotten the Town into a Regular State of Terror. They Threaten to Send Buildings and People Skyward for Revenge. Ietectlves Are Guardinl All the Points Where the Exploalonn Are Ex pected to Take Piace. LoNoon, Dec. 11.-It is now London's turn to be put under the terrror of dynam. it, fiends. A pigantic plot is on the ev- of execution and all the eneigies of the gov ernmellt ore being exerted to avert the catastrophe. The police know the anaroh ists have planned a ftightful revenge for the extradition of their comrade, Francois, but they do not know just where the blow is to fall. The result is Westminster, Downing street, the Law courts and other public buildings are guarded day and night by an army of detectives. The explosion was expected to take place last night. Three hundred men from Scotland Yard guarded the parliament building alone. A detective stood in front of every door. ev ery window, and at ever y corner andi angle, and the residences of the detectives who arrested Francois, the magistrates who heard the case and the court and jail where he was confined were sim ilarly protected. The fact that noth ing happened does not prove the alarm to be baseless. Information which the agents of Scotland Yard gained a few days aeo among the . narcbists is said to be very authentic. The plotters have an ample supply of dynamite. They lacked only a reliable detonator for exploding the ap paratus. 'ihis their confreres in Paris agreed to supply. The strictest watch has been maintained ever since at Dover, Folkestone and other channel parts to detect the device in transit, if Iossible. It was not discovered and the detectives are presumably 'gnorant as to whether it has yet been delivered. Several anarchists in London are under suspicion, but as the lo cation of the incriminating explosive is unknown no artrets have been made. As soon as the investigation has progressed further it is said to be the plan to throw out a drag net and suddenly arrest many suspected dynamiters in London. Mean time the policy of maintaining a special guard over the government buildings will be continued. TALKING OF A RATIO. The Brussels Conference Still Struggling With the Sliver Question. BRUSHELS, De:. 11.-At the meeting of the monetary oonferenceayesterday Hans For sell, of the Sweden and Norway delegation, nasked the Americans if they would agree to a ratio of twenty to one, which would be a nearer approach to the present silver value. Sanator Allison replied that the Americans would prefer a ratio of nixteen to one. but if agreeable to the bEuropean states the Americans might accept a different ratio. For himself he thought the silver using states would most logically a 'opt a ratio of fifteen and a half to one. America would accept no ratio unless a sufficient number of governmo-nts entered into an agreement to make it effectual. United Stateis Delegate Henry W. Cannon. replying to Tierard, of the French delega tion, said be was surprised at the attitunde of the I.atin unions, as it was supuoted in America that the Latin union. cling the lamest silver holders, would be very friendly to its nuse 1s money. dout it ap peared they were not inclined to join Amer. lea inl in agreement for its extended nee. while Great Britain, w:thout an important qulntity of silver. suylgcateJ its I ur chase for use as iulne-". .ie doe nied that the United States was unduly influenced in sliver lePrtllation by its silver product. He thought t to tro posed i.nrchned ot tlO,000.000 ounce' of sil ver annually by Europe, providing an addi tion to tile silver now naturally used, nuigh be a bridge to join the money in ale. America, up to the present time, hau had no dlficulty in maintainng the parity be tween gold and silver, and intended to maintain it. If. hlwever, silver was to be further dishonored and used the same as taper mones. without rIgard to price, America would still be in excellent nosition to profit by the state of affaire as shown in the conference. •Nt NAMES MENTIONED. Weales n IDiseraeo for C('ou, forting a RIe certly WVidow,'ed Lady. LoyNDON, Dec. 11.--tiumur Is busy with the conduct of the prince of Wales, it is whiseered. and somnetilmes talked loudly enough ii the clubs, that his royal high nees has a n w favorite, the young widow of a nobleman i who died not long ago. 'l'he lady s certainlvy beautiful, and the prince used t., be sominwhat attentive to her beforU her husband's death, but not m1o1eO than to a Iitnumber of other ladihs. Sinc the htis band's decease the prlnoe Ihis been a fre qutnt visitor at thae hltuse of mourlincg, and heas, no doublt, it report is correct, as sisted the widow to throw olt some of the burden of her sorrow. I he prince anpeltrs to be incorrigible in those matters, antd it is even asserted by some who ought to know him iutimately that he is just as readily captivated by a pretty face now as thity yeatls ag. The I:rlncess of Wnilos shows extreme disere. tion, and whatever her feelings may be, she manages very well to conceal thtem. ihe ignores her husband's faults, so far as the world can perceive, and devotes herself to her children. NOT PANICKY. No Alarmn In Austria Over tile Fallure of the Conference. ,iin.iOx, Dee. 11.-T'he Stanidard's Vienna cotresplondent says: "The probable failure of the monetary conference is so dis counted here that its faelu a will meake no npression. Thel'io prinopal Austro-Hiun fatialn papers lidioule the prophesies of ter rible cons-quenees, contending that any such action ts that foreshadowed 111 Presi dent Itarrison's nmessage would be a breach of faith toward the creditors which public opinion 111 Anmeriea woulld not p .lult. Neither the democrats nor the iepublicans, It is said, dare repeal tire Windoto act in the face of an unparalleled oommercial crisis. "Its the meantime with the removalof the hope of an international aoreement for wanuy tears to conme, aiud the exercise of a healthy influence checking the output of silver, th. price will gradually find a level without harrasling anybody except American silver kings. The practical ex perience ill the t ansformation of silver currency to gold currency lseulted ton the ounverting of passionate bi-nmetallitsl t