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NEW SERIES. VOL. XXIII NO. 47.
PHCENIX, MABTCOPA COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25 Cosgbess convenes a week from next Monday. The Heeatj is ouder obligations for advanoe copies of the reports of the Secretary of tbe Interior and Scretary cl the Treasury. The Democrats will elect tn enti" Hanna Senator from Ooio about the same time that war begins with Spam. Minn. Tribune. The banquet by She Knights of Py thi&a to Caiaf Justice Ssreet last even ing was a well dBfervd compliment acd a most creditable i ffair. The next time Mr. Bsnos bee e ic oaoiliafcion with Mr Former be should ! InsiBt ob having a date of expiration formally specified. Washington Star Somb of the eastern Demooratio Ssn ators are giving itous cold that n more states will be occstructed by th cnKiiAun r?rT-.iniatr!tion and toe XttCf w present Congress. Phoesii continues to build with seemirg lecrefisieg volcrce. Probably at no time in the history of tbe city has there been euoh numbers of buildings for business and residence pcrpofees in course of erection. "With all the Democratic vituperation against the oppressions and wickedness of the Dicgley Itw, we haven't beam any wish expreseed-yet to return to the beneficent provisions of tbe Wilson law. With a hundred thousand toes of Alabama cool going to Mexico for the use of Jber railroad locomotives in com petition with Er glieh coal, it locks as though a new field is open to the South for her rich prodocta. The suppression of negro votes in some sections o Kantuckj indicates that the Democrats of that state are not bo dead certain cf their old time large legitimate majorities, and that they consider it necessary to turn every stone. Kentucky is now one of the doubtful states. Gold continues to flow into the coun try. The official figures show that the gold reserve cf the Treasury has in creased $4,000,000 since October 1st, and that it has now reaohed a total of over S151.000.000. Suoh a condition shows the baneful workings of a Republican administration and the wioked Dingley tariff. The Bryan experiment in Oiio dur ing the closing days o the campaign there was a fizzle. In the counties in which he held forth to the delighted farmers the Republican majorities avereged about a hundred greater than lest year. II Bryan had spoken "from every stump," as originally announced, what would have been tbe reeolt? Chairman Cannon, of ttie House Ap propriations Committee doesn't intend that the work of his committee shall furnish any excuse for lengthening the coming seesion of Corgrees. He has announced all the sub-oommitteea and notified the members to report for work on the appropriation bil's in their charge on the 27th inst., more than a week abend of the assembling of Con-, grass. The appointment of General Locg Bteret of Gaorgia, to succeed Gaaeral Wade Hampton as Commissioner of Riilioads, seems to have highly gratifi ed Republicans from all sectione, and e3peoibliy from tbe soui.b. Ic hf e been understood ever since last year that this place would be given to General Longstrest, but tor personal reasons General Hampton web not hnrried out of office. The fact that Ssoretary Long has de clared his opposition to tha establish ment of a government plant for the manufacture of armor plate bus cbused a dropping off of internet in tbe report of the Board cf Nival Offijera who have been investigating, in obedience to Con gress for the purpose of reporting tbe best location for eucb a plant. A ma jority of them are said to favor Bir mingham, Alabama. Postmaster General. Gary has been highly commended for bis action in issuing a freed order against John Wedderburn, John W.ddfrburn & Co., and the Nafional'Kecorditr, their paper, but he regards it. bs bbvitlg i f hd merely tbe performance of duty tu protect tbe public from frauds who mitpe use of tbe mails. Evidence even stronger than that which brocght i.bout the recent tiisbarrmant fiorn practice before the Patent Office of Wedderburn. for fraud, was brought out at tbe Poet Office hear ing, ail mail matte? aedree?Hu either to John Wedderburc, John Wedder burn & Co., or t-he National Hecorder will be stsmped "fradolsnt" end re turned to tbe writers. Newspapers which continue to print Wedderburn & Co.'s advertissaient may find thaineeivsF oalled to book by tbe Poet Office author "The revival of ail industries and Iha commencement of prosperity in r.U ports of the United States were the natural and necessary results of tbe aniou of the P.-esident bed a K?publictc Can- gress " John Sherman. Ihe Herald believes taa 6t6tebood may be attained though probably efforts or place hunters bere and in the east ere egainst that proposition. At any rate it is worth pushing for that desired boon to good citizenship and tbe prosperity of the Terriiory. A statement compiifcO frcm tbe offi cial records of the Government preper- ed by a free-trade Dmocrbt'c show that during Cleveland's la&fc term the farm - ers cf the country lost more thbn a bil- lion dollars a year by dcreaeed con - enmption and dtcreSEed values in pro - ducts. The Mecicen Government has on- dertakec the cccquesfe cf Tiburon island ir. the gulf of Liter California, An army of occupation ets been loosted on the island and tbe S?ri IsdiEEB will eat up caoie men. The Porter espedi - t os wbs probably their IcbE feed cf that sort. jr BkaDsTREet's traote review says spite of less active trade during October in moat eeciiona of the cjuntry and the victual stoppage of business in the south as a result cf vellow-fever scores and qaaraa6inBs, the aggregate otbl for that muatb exceeded even SepLen. bet's immense total and marks the bekviuet month's total sicce Janu ary, 1S03 It is to be hoped that the present Grand jury will give County tffairs a thorocgh overhauling. It is the time of the yaar to do this. The osrtainty of a careful examination into the busi ness of the County alway hna a good moral tfTect and a knowledge that County affairs ere merely wbite-wsGhed by Gfacd juries has undoubtedly lead to the defalcations in County bS- f.irs in the pasi. It is cheaper to ttta psople cf tbe County to prevant Guch tilings than to discover them af.tr tbey have occurred. As Pbesident McKinlev has never I had a doubt that the Senate would rat- ify the treaty for the annexation of Hawaii, he was probably not surprised at the publication of a trustworthy poll of the Senate showing that more than the required two-thirds of the Senate had stated their intention to vote for ratification. The only thing that oan make trouble in this connection will be for the handful of Senators who ere opposed to ratification to take advan- tage of the absence of the o'otnre rule in the San ate and stave off a vote in- definitely by talking against time when ever the tre&ty is taken up. In the Honolulu Commercial Adver tiser we fiad the following compliment ary, notice of our former oitizan and townsman, R?v. G. Ii. Pearson, under the hesd of "A Live Citizen:" Rsv. Mr. Pearson, the new pastor of the city Methodist congregation, is di rect from Arizona. He had been on the frontier (n the Territory for fifteen years, going out there end invalid, but becoming a very robust msn. Rv. Mr. Pearson says that while be likes Hono- eresa were disappointed with the con lulu and the people very much, so far, servative policy outlined in the state- he misses the swing and bustle of the breezy west. The new psetor intends to prescb popular Sunday evening sermons and wilt soon announce series. The probab'a ohoice of the Republi can msjority of tbe Maryland lpgiela- ure of a fueceeor cf Senator Gorman continues to figure largely in political peculation. Oirgtothe numbers of tegibles, there are wide differf-cces of ODicioo s to who will be chosen. The egisltnre meets on the first "Wednes day in January, but it is probable that the Republican caucus will nominate a Senator a day or two befora. As thirty four votes : will be a msj jrity of lbs caucus, acd Baltimore will have twenty- one of them, it would seem that Balti more can easily came jthe man if ite votes can kep together, but that "if" has already assumed formidable pro portions. Uncle Sam should own tbe Hawaiian stands and undoubtedly will erelong. It is tbe unanimous testimony that he should. Prom a letter received todBy rom b former resident of this city who a now in Honolulu, we take the liberty of milking the following excerpt. He says: "I hp.ve had.' little time to study locel oocd:ions end'ennot Bby much rgard- r.g them at preet-nfc. I im, hoifsver, more and more cot firmed in my opinion that theea islands should be con: e tbe property ofiUccle Sam . "This is fin uaiquf, qu&ir, t end grow ing city and is beccrairg rapidly Ameri canizsd. Tne commercial interests tre rsnid'y increasirg. AVe find miny things familiar to Southern Ahzoobdb; pn'm0, oleanders, B;getohB, (ire equit-). which grows luxuriantly bere-, Burmcda grass, many flowers or d f i uite, be s'dr-f a lsrg v'iety of uc.f nro;libr folifege and fruits. Vtj BSiorti.'y, tberpfor, we are rapidly beginning to feel at home.' I Secretary WiL8:N,3mocg other valu I able and important recGmmecdaticcB io his annual report, BBks that educ&fr sd egectB of the Agricultural Depart ment be attached to tbe U. S. Lgatio; I in nil ccuotrics in which we compete! the markets of the world, in order that ou f&rmets ha kspi prcp6Hy P0Sfr ed npon wnBt tneiB busings rivals are doicg ali tbe time. Ho euggsts that the agricultural coliegee, endowed by Congress, are greduaticg men who are tittfcd to properly petfe-rm the duties of agents of the department in fore'g countries. Politicians nd people generally wh J are following the movements cf Con 1 grass olosely are diecusaing vsilh much interest the probable length of the com 1 ing seesion of Congress. The hope is 1 expressed then that the session may i I not Rinaed six mouths, but the ODicioc lis a'so.'geceral that it will depend en tirely upon ciroursstances. It no tin an oi&l legislation is attempted, it will bs I comparative easy to complete the busi- I ness cf the 'sessioa by the first of June, 1 possibly as e&riy as the tiisst c Mey, as no time will have to be lost in organiz I ini and selecting the House committees, J as is usual at the beginning of the long session; bat it financial legislation of impartsnce is to be put through tbe House aiid to be attempted in the Senae, everybody moy as well make up their minds to an extended siege, with probable failure in the end. Knowing the situation in the Senate, many lis- publicans favor letting financial legisla tion sloce until it is certain that some thing can be eocompliEhad. Tbey argue So at tbe tigitalion tnat wouia nejesssri'y accompany en attempt to legi8!(lle on the sutj-ct would hurt bnainesE 8nd oonid do DO KOod. Attoenet General McKenna figures out a total saving of 25,000,000 to the people of the United Statee by reason of the firm menner in which President AlcKicley insisted upon maintaining tbe rights of the people in all his deal- ilgs with th8 bidders for the purchase of the Union Pacific Railroad. Tbe finan ciers knew that they would have to pay more for the roed in order to get the sanction of tbe administration to the sale than they had offered in their negotiations with the Cleveland admin- istration. Their first offer was about 312,000,000 in excess of the one they made to the last administration, and to that they were forced by President Mc- Kinley's ;firmneEs to add 13,000,000 more in order to reach tbe total amount 0f the road's indebtedness to the eov- ercment, which was the limit set by the President. When the future historian sums op the notable accomplish meets of the McKinlev administration this Union Paoifio business will occupy a conspicu ous place. It is in fact a great achieve ment perhaps one of tbe greatest in our civil history, and is an object les son that might be studied with profit by those state, municipal and country authorities who are constantly allowing the pref.'ssional financiers to get the advantage of tbo people they represent. Those who expaoted Secretary Gige to make secsstiocal financial recom mendations in his annual report to Con- mont prepared by him and mace public after it was read to the Cabinet. He starts i out " by e&yicg that while tne present satisfactory condition of things financially may continue for an indefin ite period, he deems it the part of wis dom to suggest some reform in onr financial system. He recommends either that steps be tf-ken to largely in crease the gold reserve, or to de crease tee amount ct currency in circulation, for whioh gold may bi demanded and expresses a preference for theilaMer; end that tbe bonded in debtedness cf tbe country bs refunded by the 'issuing for the entire amount of 2 per cent, bonds, payable in gold, which would save tbe country a very large emouct of re o coy in the shape of the higher interest that is cow being paid, and would, Secretary Gege thicks, greatly strengthen the credit cf the nation. Saveral amendments to the Xitioc&l banking laws are reoomsnscd ed, with the idea cf largely increasing the amount of National Bank currency. Among tham being the estab lishment of Nations! bnebs with a capital of 23,000 in plaus of less than 52 000 inhabitants, tbe reduc tion of taxation on their circulating notes to one bclf of one percent, per aacum, tbe privilege to issue notes to the par value of the bonds deposited with the government, end others more or less technical in nature. That Mr. Gige hssn'fi b:aa bisteo by the tinfin ciel mad dog is shown by the foilowicg modest introduction: "The recommen dations I take the liberty to make must be construed as tentative steps in a directicn wbich.if consistently pursued, will ultimately lead to condition's theo retically desirable, rather than io being in themselves final measures to that end." Royal makes the food pure, wholesome and delicious. F0V0ER Absolutely Pure ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO. , KEW YORK. good many impressions have been given out in the present contest for the receivership cf tbe Arizona canal that are mistakes to s&y the least about it. For iostanca that company Is owing no back in the Territory a cent; it is net owing anybody In the Territory anything outside of current WEges and a lumbar bill of 87,000 with one of our lumber firmi. Outside of this there is nothing stand ing sgainst that firm here in Arizona. The suit has beau brought originally by the bondholders who propose to put mor6 money into the osnal and increase its capacity Endefficacy. The new R ehmocd in the field of journalism in its yesterday's issue for want of something to say makes the foilowicg deliberate miEstatement or possible it csa thus made for want of knowledge of the facts. Ii eeys: ""We suppose that the people cf the south will have to give thanks for McKinley'e adminlpiistion which has brought the price of cotton lower than ever before known." IJ the anther of that sentence will look up the fi-.cta in the oase through the fiL's of Bradstreets' or the Dunn's reports he will find that cotton has Eold at a batter price this fall than for years previously, notwithstanding bare is a heavier crop this year than for ten years past. The only thing in terfering with the market has been the yellow faver quarantine, which for the time being destroyed all ootton trade as well es other trade. It pays to be honest with the people even in so small a thing as a ten line looal. The National Association of Mer chants andTravelers are making a strong move in tbe direction of having Con gress do something at the coming ses sion to make the Inter-State Commerce Act worth something to the people and to do awey entirely with ticket scalping The Merohaot Travelers are on the igbt road and should receive hearty support. Ia an address which they sand out they Bay in part: "So fur as the desires and intentions of the business men have materialized, there ia nothing unreasonable in them. The oausa espoused by the association is an altogether just and meritorious one, end should euoaeea. -owerrni Hies are to be enlisted to this end. Boards of Trade at all the prominent commaroial canters throughout the country will be asked to lend a hand in ringing about the results sought to be Uaired. The justness of the cause hould insure its success. The whole question ia purely commercial in char - acter, having connected with it no shade of politics. Io this oommercial era the landing interests of the country are acting the part of wisdom when they join forces for tbe preservation cf that commero in which till have a lively and living interest. Tba interests are identical acd the relations should be re ciprocal. A;l tht ia to be asked for is a recognition of the rights cf common equity. Is is cot an extravagant claim that one industry is entitled to the sma fairnee3 any other industry re ceives. Among pructical trcfiio men it is a Weill kaowu fact that a universal and iaa4?sioS warfare of discrimination is baicg wagsd to tbe detriment cf rail way revenue, weaker markets, and smaller merchants. To a certain ex tent the great mftikeiaot the country can take care of themselves because of their strength, but the smaller un questionably nesd protection. Riiilwey discrimination aa cow practiced makes and unmakes markets. Ita effect is identioal with tba conditions that would exist in a oase where merchandise had been imported at an undervaluation and thrown on the market in competi tion with goods on whiob. full duty had been paid by an honest importer Private shippers with specif,! ratea and rebatsa make honest compstition out of the question, und hoceat mc-rchente would like to see such conditions made impossible. The merchants' association contends for e uniform classification cf freights the seme price for the same public servica end common oarriert ebould bs hones', enough to grant it. It is an encouraging eiga that railway officials have at last begUG to realize tbe extent to wbioh the values of the properties they manage are beicg men aced by rate cutting, ticket soaipinf, and similar evils, and that in an attempt to remedy these evils they have j3iued forces with the repusable element which has built up the railways of tfce oonntry find from whom the best and most substantial support will always Just try a 10c. box of Casoarets, tbe finest liver and bowel regulator ever made. THE CUBAN CAMPAIGN. Gen. Pando Leaves Havana to Take Charge. COMMISSIONED TO Arrange Terms of Peace With the Insurgent Leaders if Possible. Havana, Nov. 22. Gan. Pindo start ed fro n this oity by train last Saturday accord icg to cffijitil announcement, to take charge of the oampsiga against ;he i isUTgents. He was aooompanied by his full st iff and was eccorted by a company of artillery. Bat it is elated on good authority that General Pando has been commissioned by General Bianoj, oaptala gansral, to; enter into communication with the insurgent lead ers with a view of arranging for peace Gaardl Paaio has bsan, and still is in negotiations with three leaders of the Cuban revolution and has been en deavoring to induoa them to go to dif ferent insurgent oainps, there to use' their influence to bring about peace, on the promise of Cuba bsing accorded really an autonimons form of govern ment. Tnoee three men wers also of fared money for themselves and were to have been furnished with large eumB of money to distribute among their friends. But it is understood that they have declined to become agents cf Gan oral Pando, alleging as their reason that they hava no icflaanoa with insurgent leaders cf the present day acd that they would be risking their lives if they ven tured into thej insurgent oamps. In some quarters it is believed this refusal to acoept overtures of Gsneral Pando Is due to tbe tad that the insurgents are anticipating eome strong step in their favor when the United States Congreas meets. It ia ganerally admitted that General Paado is somewhat mortified at the noa sucoass of hia plans up to the present and haa informed the three ex-insurgact leaders referred to, that he doubts their sinoerity and he indir ectly gave them to understand that he waa of the opinion that they were opposed to the sovereignity of Spain ovr Oaba and have no desire to tua'.t Spanish ia their efforts to briog nbout a peaceful settlement of the troubles. The Cubans pretested they were sincere acd repeated the exouses they had already made for their non compliance with requests of the Span ish General. The latter, although somewhat disappointed, will continue his efforts to come to an understanding with the insurgents and military au thorities believe the best way to do this is to inflict on the enemy a signal defeat, which General Pando hopes to accomplish. LONDON FIRE. A Conservative Estimate of the Loss Is $10,000,000. London, Nov. 20. A number' of fire ecgineu are still playing upon the smouldering ruins which mark the scene of the great conflagration near the general postoffica yesterday. "Walls are falling every cow and then. The last fUmes disappeared by 11 o'clock this morning. The offijial report says the cause of the fire ia unknown. A large cumber ct warehouses from five to six stories high burned acd an area cf 200 by 150 yards, bounded by Miohael S9.uare. Edmund Place, Jewin Crescent, Austrian Avenue, Paul's Alley end Rad Cross Street. The burn ed distriot is surrounded by enormous crowds and they are running excursion trains from the country. In spite of the magnitude of the disaster only two firemen were slightly injured. About 300 persons are seeking new effioes. Estimates of the amount of damage done range from gl0.000.000 to $60,000, 000, but aooordicg to best opinion the 1og3 ia about $10,000,000. CjosuIs and India three psr cents, have fallen he&vily on the belief that the losses will necessitate heavy sales by insurance companies and most cf the insurance companies' ehsres have fallen from ten to five shillings. The Standard, ia its Saancial article this afternoon, siya the bulk cf the losses will fall upon American insurance companies. The insurance companies take an op timistic view of the tire, their estimates ranging from Sl.500,000 lo ?i,000,000. I is a fact thai dozans of the burned-out firms were not insured in 6oma oassa be cause they were considered to ba unde sirable customers acd in otber cases be cause the locality bas long been con sidered dargaroua by insurance com panies. Tha latter assort that the sen sational rumors regarding the losses have been promoted on tbe stock ex ohanse in ordar to influence stocks. All the historic treasures of Cripple Gate Church were removed, including t&e records of Oliver Croon 3Vli'a marriage, Miltoti'a burI and the deaths of the plagcet in 1G65. fVs r.'i t' l'eS f I Tl 0 i Aint. tnrturinir and disfiguring of itching, burniisg, 8c::lv skin aad scalp humors is in stantly relieved by a warm bath v.-ith Ccti-cl-ba Soap, a sin-le application ol Cuticiha (ointment), the srreat skin cure, and a full dose of ( rriciBA msoivEST, greatest ol blood puritiers and humor cures, when all else fails. SUM $y a 1 Hi 1 iyii iii if V.4 I' i-S-ZX CT-.d FALLING HAIR Pimply Fsce. Baby Blemishes, Cured by CtliCLBA bOAT. THE DURR Judge Bahrs Allows to the Snpreni8 v REMITTITURE RECEIVE From the Supreme Court of the United States by Mail Today. Sas Pbnci5co, Nav. 22 When th attorneys interaaaad ia the Darrant oase assembled in Judge Bahra' cbam bara thia morning, afier the engagement made in ojurt last Saturday, when the Judge refused to settle tbe bill of ex ceptions on appeal in the Darrant oase, they found that bis honor had changed his mind. Ha announced his intention of signing the bill, acd did so, thus per fecticg the appeal to the Supreme court against bis refusal to fix a date for trial of tha Minnie Williams murder o&ae. Muoh ia expaoted from the ramit titureffom the U cited States Supreme court, which arrived today by mail, addressed to the United States Mar shal. San Francisco, Nov. 22. What ac tion now wiil be taken to hasten the condemned man's iexeoution ia cot known. TbsSaperior Court lost juris diction of the oase by reason of Dur rani's appeal from the. ordar of Judge Bahrs fixing the date of execution bo District Attorney Barnes will make no move until tha'appal is disposed of. TDK SUCGGLElt FIItE. All Danger Fast and Work tVill Be Resumed. Aspen, Colo., Nov. 22. The fire io the Smuggler is fast subsiding acd tbe gas is decreasing in proportion. Man ager Hallett thicks by tomorrow after- socn he oan commence clearing the general workings of the mine. Ha looks upon the danger as being over but will contince to force a stream of water into the slops for a week at least. The shaft is being freely used by the miners who experience no inconvenience in traveling up acd down. It was thought the Johnson could rcBome this morning, but the miners were forced to quit after an hour's trial. All other Smuggler mountain properties are as clear this morning as before the fire. NO MORE STATES. Territories "Will not Be Admitted By Republicans. Denver, Nov. 22 Congressman Ball of the appropriations committee now on his way to Washington, ic an interview said there would bs no more Territories admitted bs States while the Republi can party has control of either house because western" Senators are abusing theiF power to retard the growth of the country. THE PRIGS OP SILVER A Move to IisguUta the Output of Sivler. Ne Y.'KK, Nov, 22. representa tives of the big silver mines acd refin- ng works will meet daring the week to form a plan for reduslcg the output of ailver and raising the price. A Clevep Trick:. It cartaicly looks lika it, but there is really no trick about it. Anybody oan try it who has Lima Back and Weak Kidneys, Malaria or nervous troubles. We mean we cm cure himself right away by taking Electric Bitters. This medicine tonea up the whole system, nets bs a stimulent to the .Liver and Kidoeyp, is a blood purifier and cerva tonic It cures Constipation, Headaohe, Fainting Spells, Sleeplessness, and Mel ancholy. Io is purely vegetable, s mild laxative, and restores the system to its natural vigor. Try Electrio Bitters and be convinced that they are a mir acle worker. Every bottle guaranteed. Oaly 503 a bottle at the Phoenix Drug Co. and M. P. Cfaubb's. THE LOVER1NG TRIAL. Witnesses Examined at Chicago To day. Chicago, Nov. 23. Private Wftddell was the first witness in the Loverfng court martial at Fort -Sheridan to-day Ha told of bis being in the guard room O Jtober Sih and of bearing a struggle in the oell room. He said he looked through th door and saw Hammond be ing dragged by the arms from bis cell to the door, so he walked into the oell room. "After you had gone into the cell room did you receive orders to stab Hammond with your bayonet?" asked the judge advocate. "I reoeived or ders from the oifioar of the day, Capt. Levering, to fix my bayonet and to prod the prisoner." Waddell testified also be helped drag Hammond twenty yards with a ropa by order of Captain Lover- mg. CHINESK ORGANIZE. ant the Exclusion Act Repealed and Want SnflVage. New York, Nov. 23. A powarful or ganization of Chinese with headquar ters in this oity has been formed called the Equal li ghts League. It will have branohes ali over the United States. Th9 purpose is to secure suffrage for the Chinese and the repeal of the exola siou uus. WANTS MORE TERRITORY. Germany Will Enlarge Her Chinese Possession!!. Lc nd.n, fjv 23. Acoordicg to a eycibl dispatch from Berlin the Gar tntn g-jvrcmect considers the land oc cupied by tie forots of Germany in Sho Tun proviace, Chins, as insuffi cient fur a Quval slatioa sod proposes to enlarge ils boidiegs there, "diplo QLstically if possible." En RUSSIA'S A Second Note Sent the Turkish Government. THE WAR DEBT Mast Be Paid Instead of Purchasing New Armament by Turkey. Constantinople, Nov. 20. The offi cers of the Russian embassy sent a sec ond note yesterday to the Turkish min ister, pointing out that in times of diffi culty Russia abstained from urging the payment of tbe war debt due her by Turkey, but sinoe the government of Turkey has decided upon fresh arma ments, which are not warranted by the present situation, Russia demands a portion of the arrears on the same grounds that Austria urged the pay ment of the olaima due the Oriental allroad, an Austrian corporation, 'for transporting Turkish troops daring the recent war with Greece. In oonseqoeoce of the communication the Porte has informed the Russian charge d'affairs that nothing has been decided upon conoernlng armaments, at the same time bestowing upon that of ficial the grand oordon of the Oamanli orders. STORY OP JESUS CHRIST. Elizabeth. Stuart Fbelpa. Ward's New Work Issued. New Yobk, Nov. 20. Elizabeth Stuart Phelps-Ward's new work, entitl ed "The Story of Jeans Christ; an In terpretation," acd which has been looked forward to with great Interest in literary and theologioal oiroles, is issued from the press today. Contrary to ex pectations it is purely orthodox and de void of sensationalism. It is a story of the Savior's lite told in a new way. Were it not founded upon faot it might be regarded as a mystioal dramatic human and superhuman point of view, acd the entire story of the New Testa ment is adhered to, save that the author rej acts the theory of the leflaeno of a parsonal devil being responsible for the temptation of the mountain, and takes the view that this temptation waa merely the workings of a disordered brain growing oat of weeks of fasting. Taken all in all, the work 1b a remark able one acd, while appealing to those who have previously been entranced with tbe writings of thia famous anfchorees, is likely at the same time to provoke no end of discussion omjOBg people of all denominations. TO EXPLORE MEXICO. Professor Star Leaves on an Impor tant Trip. Chicago, III., Nov. 20. Professor Starr of the University of Chicago, with one oompanion, leaves here today on an exploring tour of saotiona of Max loo never before invaded by white men, and which will ooon py nearly six months. The tour ia in the Interest of anthro pological soiecoe and will oover over 5,000 miles. Numerous tribes will be visited, iooluding those of the pygmies or mountain id lota, to study wnosa characteristics the prof essor haa already made six trips to Mexioo. It is expect ed that the trip will develop informa tion that has never before seen the light. A COLD WAVE. The First Severe Weather of the Season Experienced. Obicagj, Nov. 23. The first winter weather of the season la enveloping the whole middle south and we3t today, the lice of freeziog temperature extending as fat south aa oentral Texas. The cold est place in the country ia Havre, Mon tana, where 16 degrees below zaro was registered last night, while zaro weather is baing experienced aa far east as Moorhend, Mine. It ia below that point through North Dakota. At St. Paul It ia 3 degrees above today, at ObicBgo 13 de grees above and at St. Louis 26 degrees above, this being the average tempera ture down to Texas. The oold wave is moving eastward rapidly. CABINET MEETING. But a Thort Session Held at Wash ington Today. Washington, Nov. 23. The Cabinet held a short meeting today as the President and several of the members wactel to attend tha wadding of Mr. Hrlan, boo of Justice Harlan, to Mies Noble. The time of tbe meeting waa taken up with matters from several departments. Mr. McKicley informad the cabinet that his message was practically com plete. SMUGGLER KIRE OUT. Work c f Clearing the Mine Is Begun. Aspsn, Colo., Nov. 23. The Smug gler mice fire ia out and the work: of clearing the workings DreDaratorv to breaking ore will be begun thle afte r noon. i ill Change the Han of Aoini natins a President. THE DEMOCRATIC IDEA. Bryan Has Been Decided on the Next Standard Bearer. as Chicago, Nov. 23 The Post's Wash ington epeoial says: From members of the Ditnooratio National Committee who are cow in the oity it ia learned that a plan is on foot to inaugurate a new departure next time in tha methods of nominating a candidate for tbe Presidency. Tha scheme la briefly this: Tha Democratic SSate oonven-" tion will be held as usual In 1900, for the purpose of eleotlcg delegates to tha National oonvention and doing tha usual part toward keeping cp tha ma chinery of the party. The oonvantion will order the delegates to meat at onoe and Icstruot the National Committee to re-adopt the Chicago platform in its entirety, wlthont changing it in tha minutest particular. The delegates will further be instructed to direot tha National Committee to oast tha vole at the State delegations for Mr. Bryan acd to authorize that gentleman to name his own running mate. POPULISTS HEE1. National Organization Committee tn Session. St. Locis, Nov. 23. Tha National organization oommitteeof the Populist party, representing the middle-of-the-roaders, who opposed fusion with the Demoorata at tha last Presidential elao tton, met here today. Twenty-nine states are represented. Among those present are General Jacob S Coxey, Ohio; Chairman Milton Park, of Texas; Sacretary W S Mcxgea, of Arkansas Dr Braddon B Co we, of Alabama; treas urer Wharton Baker of Philadelphia. Chairman Parks said that the purport of the meeting was to determine their future oouree. "We are opposed to fusion with anything," he said. THE YELLOW FEVER No New Cases or Death mt New Orleans. New Obleans, Nov 23. There were no new oases or deaths from fever re ported to the board of health today. The foreoast for tonight is oolder weather. Mobile, Nov. 23. One new oase and no deaths ia the record of the fever here today. THE BRITISH AT DATOI. They Cross tbe Dangerous Denies - With. Little Loan . Simla, Nov. 23. General Sir William Lookhart, with the fourth brigade of the British punitive expedition operat ing against the insurgent tribesmen haa reaohed Ditoi, after having traversed three milea of dangerous defiles. Luckily few of the enemy were en countered. The Britisu loss amounted to only ten men. A DENSE FOG. AU England In Semi-Drkne Today. London, Not. 23. A dense fog Is hanging over England today. Trains have been etopped by the darkness at many plaoes and navigation in tba channel is interferred with. Fjg balls were sounded and signal guns ware fired at Dover all night. A Phoenix Woman Hung About her husband's neck and begged him to let her porohase at Davidson's Cash Bargain Store, four doors east of postoffioe. TEN JURORS SECURED To Try Martin Thorn for the Murder of Wm. Guldensuppe. New York, Nov. 23. In little more than an hour thia morning three ad ditional jurors for the trial of Martin Thorn, the alleged assassin of Wm. Guldensuppe, were scoured in the orimfnal branch of the Supreme court ot Queens oounty. Thia makes ten jurors chosen. Awarded Highest Honors World's Fair. MOST PERFECT MADE. A. pure Gr.-ipe Creum of Tartar Powder. Free from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant CREAM I 40 Years ths Standard.