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INCOME TAX BETURNS.
Regulations Approved by the Sec retary of the Treasury. Who Are 8abjeet to tbe Taxation How to Hake Returns What the HnM Gains, Profit and Income Include Deductions Allowed. Washisgtox, Dec 14. The secretary of the treasury yesterday approved the income tax regulations. Every citizen of the United States, whether residing1 at home or abroad, and every person residing or doing business in the United States who has an annual income of more than 83,500 is required to make return under oath by the first Monday in March in each year. The first re turn is to include all income received in the year 1894, from January 1 to De cember 31. Guardians, trustees and all corporations acting in any judi cial capacity are required to make similar returns for minors, wards or beneficiaries. Persons having less than $3,500 annual income are not re quired to make returns. All incomes of $4,000 and over are taxable at 2 per cent. The person making return is re quired to make affidavit that he has in cluded in said return all gains, profits and income from every source what ever received by him or to which he is justly entitled for that year, and that he is honestly and truly entitled to make all the deductions entered on his returns and that he has truly answered the interrogatories set forth on said blank form. : The gross gains, profit and income, returned by persons are to include: Gross profits of any trade, or business wherever carried on; rents received or accrued during the year; profits from sales of real estate purchased within two years; farming operations and proceeds; money and value of all personal property acquired by gift or inheritance; premiums on bonds, stocks, notes and coupons; income from trade or profession not by stated salary and not heretofore enumerated; from salary or compensation other than that received from the United States; from salary or compensation paid by the United States; undivided gains and profits of any partnership; interest received and accrued from all notes, bonds or other securities; inter est on bonds or coupons paid of any corporation; dividends from corpora tions; income of wife or minor child or children; all other sources of income not above enumerated, a The deductions allowed on the re turn are: Four thousand dollars ex empt by law; interest due and paid within the year; national, state, coun ty, school and municipal taxes paid, not including assessments for local benefits; amounts expended in pur chase or production of live stock or produce sold within the year; neces sary expenses, specified by items, actu ally incurred in carrying on any busi ness or trade; losses actually sus tained during the year, specified; actual losses on sales of real estate purchased within two years; debts contracted and ascertained in the year to be worthless; salary or compensa tion over $4,000 from which the tax of 2 per centum has been withheld by disbursing officers of the United States government; dividends included in the statement of gross profits from corpo rations on which the 2 per cent, tax has been paid by such corporation. If any person fails to make return, or makes a false return, the collector is to make return for him from evi dence obtained by summoning the per son and examining1 his books, and from all other evidence obtainable, and shall add 50 per cent, to the amount of tax found due as a penalty for neglect and 100 per cent, penalty in case of a fraud ulent return. All corporations, companies and as sociations, both resident and foreign, doing business in the United States, are required to make annual return of net profits on a separate blank to cover the calendar year 1894. The exemption of $4,000 allowed to persons is not to extend to corporations, but the return must cover all net profits without ex emption. The annual return of corporations must include: The gross profits from all kinds of business; the expenses, ex clusive of interest, annuities, or divi dends; the net profits, without allow ance for interest, annuities or divi dends; the amount paid on account of interest, annuities and dividends; the amount paid in salaries of S4.000 or less to each employe; the amount paid in salaries of more than $4,000 to each employe and the name and address of such employes. The gross profits must include: All profits of any trade or business; inter est or coupons, from bonds or other se curities of any corporation; dividends received from any corporation; undi vided profits of any corporation; premium on bonds, notes or stocks; commission or percentage; interest on government securities, not exempt by law; interest on other notes, bonds or securities; profits from sale of real es tate; from rents; profits from all other sources, to be enumerated. . r The operating expenses must in clude: Interest paid or accrued within the year on bonded or other 'indebted ness of such corporation; losses actu ally sustained during the year, which must be separately stated and fully described as to cause, date and amount; all taxes actually paid; salaries and pay of officers and employes actually paid during the year; rents and neces sary repairs; all other necessary ex penses, which must be itemized and fully explained in the return. The net profits are to include: All amounts paid to stockholders; the amount of undivided profits carried to surplus or any other fund; amount of net profit used for construction, en largement or improvement of plant; all other expenditures or investments from the net profits. Certain! specified corporations for charitable and like purposes and cer tain savings banks, mutual insurance companies and building and loan asso ciations are exempt from the income tax. In such cases it is held by the department that the intention of the exemption is to extend its benefits to the small depositors and beneficiaries of such mutual and savings institu tions and that the corporations as such and those who speculate in the shares, atock, or funds are not the intended "beneficiaries of the exemption. Col lectors are required to examine the articles of incorporation and business methods of corporations claiming ex emption, and where such are not within the class specifically exempt to cause return to be made for taxation as in jthe case of other corporations. The tax due from salaries of officers and from pay of employes of the United States is to be deducted from the first excess payment over $4,000 by pay masters and disbursing officers. It is provided that no part of the salary, fees or emoluments of any state, county or municipal officer shall be subject to income tax, and no re turn thereof shall be made of the sal ary or fees of such officers. Salary re ceived by government officials in 1894 shall be included in the first annual return to be made on or before the first Monday in March, 1895. Appeals, in the first instance, are to be made by dissatisfied taxpayers to the collector, and if dissatisfied with his decision, the appellant may have the entire cause, with all papers and evidence relating thereto, transferred to the commissioner of internal rev enue for his decision. Severe penalties are imposed upon all officers and other persons who make known, in any manner, any fact or particulars contained in or relating to an annual return of any taxpayer, or any fact as to the sources or amount of the income of any such person. Collectors are strictly directed by the regulations to rigidly enforce this pro vision. The tax on incomes for the year 1894 will be due and payable on or be fore the 1st day of July next, and if not paid at that time the penalties will attach for nonpayment. HOG DISEASES. Recommendations by the Bureau of Ani mal Industry for Prevention and Care. Washington, Dec. 14. With estimat ed losses of between $10,000,000 and $35,000,000 from hog cholera and swine plague in the United States, the dis cussion of the treatment and means of prevention of these diseases in a bul letin issued by the agricultural depart ment is of great value to the farmers of this country. The bureau of animal industry has been conducting an exhaustive investi gation of this subject and finds that the agents which destroy the germs of one of these fatal diseases, are also ef fective in the destruction of the germs of the other. Both are spread by in fection, and their course varies from one day to three weeks. Both are caused by bacteria. The germs of hog cholera,says the report, are very hardy and vigorous, while those of the swine plague are very delicate and easily de stroyed. The latter are found to be present in practically all herds of swine, but the former must be intro duced from infected herds. The most efficient remedy tried by the govern ment's agents is the following: Wood charcoal, sulphur, sodium sul phate and antimony sulphate; one pound each; sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and sodium hyposulphite, two pounds each. These are to be completely pulverized and mixed. The medicine may be used also as a preventive of these diseases. To in sure successful treatment the animals should be kept in dry and comfortable quarters. Five or six months should be allowed to elapse after an outbreak before new hogs are purchased or any of the old herd are sold. The report recommends a rigid quar antining of newly-bought hogs and the prevention of their ioining those al ready on the farm for at least six weeks. During the warm months of the year the swine should have plenty of young grass or clover; crushed or rolled wheat should be fed to the growing animals. GOTHAM'S POLICE CAPTAINS. One on Trial, One Convicted and the Case of Another Postponed. New Yobk, Dec. 14. Capt. Josiah A. Westervelt, of the One Hundred and Fourth-street station, was placed on trial before the police commissioners yesterday forenoon for neglect of duty in the alleged failure to suppress policy shops in his precinct. It is understood that counsel for ex Police Capt. Stephenson, who was Wednesday convicted of receiving a bribe, will make an application for a stay on the ground of reasonable doubt. It could not be learned at the district-attorney's office which of the other indicted policemen would be called to the bar next, but everything points to the arraignment of Capt. Schmittberger, who is under indict ment for alleged bribery in accepting $500 from Agent Forget of the French steamship line, for protection. It is known that ex-Capt. Doherty was slated for an early trial by the district attorney, but the disappear ance of Mrs. Thurow, who was the principal witness in his case, has changed the plan. The next trial will be called early next week. THE CROP SITUATION According to the Cincinnati Price Current Summary. Cincinnati, Dec. 14. The Price Cur rent summarizes the crop situation for the past week as follows: Further relief to growing wheat from rains makes the situation more promising. Recent ' improved prices have en larged the marketing of wheat, but a decrease is now generally expected. Wheat feeding is well maintained, where corn is deficient, and is increas ing in some sections. Offerings of corn are relatively free and indicate a con tinuance for some weeks. . The week's packing of hogs were 535,000 against 365,000 for the corre spoding week a year ago. CARLISLE'S BILL Will Probably be Adopted Without Ma. terial Change. Washington, Dec 14. Representa tive Cox, of Tennessee, who is one of the democratic members of the bank ing and currency committee, informed a United Press reporter that in his opinion the bill submitted to the committee by Secretary Carlisle on Tuesday will be adopted without material change. It is evi dent to his mind, he said, that the committee, the democrats particular ly, believe it to be the best solution of the banking problem that has been submitted to them, and at a special meeting1 on Monday next it will be or dered to be reported without further consideration. Blown From His Engine and Killed. Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec 14. About 5 a. m. Fireman Fogies of a section of the Atlantic express on the Pennsylva nia road was blown by a sudden gust of wind, from the engine cab as the train was nearing Near Florence. Fogies' dead body was picked np a fevr minutes later by the train crew. The wind was blowing a gale and the train was running at the rate of i9 miles an hour at the time. THE EASTERN WAR. Detailed Account of the Capture of Port Arthur. Why the Japanese Troops Wai ted, and How, When AU Things Were Beady, the Plans for the Capture of the Chi nese Gibraltar were Carried Out. Correspondence of the United Press "per Steamer Gaelic San Francisco, Dec 15-Tokio, Japan, Nov. 29. A peace party is gradually growing np in Japan, the motive of its formation being derived partly from the general sense of the sufferings and losses entailed by tbe war and partly from a perception of the immense issues involved in the disentegration of the Chinese empire. Japan's Rothschilds, the Mitany fam ily, have presented to the state an ex tensive plant of machinery designed for the casting of heavy guns. An ar senal to receive this costly equipment is to be set in Moji, a town on the straits of Shunonosoki that has sprung into sudden prosperity as the distrib uting center of the coal mines in the north of Kinshu. On November 21 the Japanese min ister of state for finance increased the issue of a domestic loan of 50,000,000 yen ($26,000,000 gold approximately), being the second installment of the total war fund of 150,000,000 yen voted by the diet in its recent special session. The first installment, 30,000,000 yen, was placed on the market in August, and was subscribed nearly three times over, the 5 per cent, bonds being all taken by the public at par, a portion even sell ing at a premium. There have been so many rumors of mediation between China and Japan that the recently circulated intelli gence of an offer in that direction from President Cleveland was not im mediately credited. Yet the president did really try to step into the breach Thinking that he detected signs of a coalition of European powers to dic tate peace, and perceiving that Japan must surrender many of the just fruits of her victories in the presence of such interference, he suggested the advisa bility of arranging terms at once, and tendered his own good offices for that purpose. The Japanese government, however, knowing that an European coalition need not be apprehended, re plied in that sense, at the same time intimating its own natural desire that China should sue direct. Before that answer could be conveyed to him Mr. Cleveland had himself discovered that the apprehension inspiring his offer need not be entertained, and so the project was abandoned by mutual con sent. Port Arthur fell into the hands of the Japanese on the 21st of November, just a month after the transports car rying its assailants had steamed away from the shores of Japan. The man ner of its fall astounded every one, not excepting the Japanese themselves. Theoretically the place was impreg nable against an attack from the sea front. On the land side its defenses were not so strong, but there had been ample time to strengthen the J mand abundant material was at hand, while nature had lent powerful aid by throwing around the east of the for tress a semi-circle of hills, varying in height from 300 to 650 feet and offer ing ideal sites for batteries and in trenchments. An. English newspaper correspond ent, writing from the place ten days before its fall, told how thousands of Chinese infantry and cavalry, well dis ciplined and armed with magazine rifles of the most approved pattern, were drilling for hours every day, and declared unhesitatingly that the Jap anese could never take it; that they had missed their opportunity; that the garrison was fully prepared, and that Port Arthur would justify the predic tions of those who had foreseen the moment when the petty tide of Japan ese aggression would be shattered to foam against the rock of China's vast resources. The Japanese themselves did not un derestimate the task. On the very eve of the receipt of the final news, their military experts said gravely that there would be a heavy loss of life. The slow march of events in the pen insula had also begun to wear an omi nous look. Chin Chow and Talien were taken on the 6th and 7th of November. Thence to Port Arthur the distance was only forty miles. Yet two weeks passed and the attack had not been de livered. There had, it is true, been no actual reverses. Evil tidings of that nature would have traveled swiftly. But the apparent hesitation of men like Lieut. -Gen. Yamaji.who is the Jap anese ideal of stern determination and sagacious bearing, seemed to imply the existence of the most formidable obstacles. The ominous impression grew stronger when it was learned that there had actually been a proposal to rush on the place on the heels of the fugitives from Talien and Chin Chow, but that Lieut. -Gen. Yamaji had shaken his head and said: "Wait." Yet, after all, Yamaji's wait meant only that he wanted his siege train. Thirty 12-centimetre guns and six rifled mortars were still on board ship. To land them at the original place of debarkation would have involved an overland journey of 120 miles, and big guns do not cross mountains easily or travel swiftly along narrow roads, al ready insufficient for the passage of the troops. Therefore, Lieut. -Gen. Yamaji's plan was to keep his siege train on board ship until Talien had been captured. Talien is within forty miles of Port Arthur. It has a magnificent harbor fully equipped with stone jetties, lift ing cranes and all the paraphernalia of a modern station. Lieut. -Gen. Ya maji intended that these appliances, prepared so ctrefully by the Chinese for their own use, should be turned to the advantage of the invaders. lie took Talien on November 7, and so soon as the harbor had been freed of its pavement of torpedoes, the Japan ese transports steamed in and landed a cargo of big guns. These heavy pieces furnished the key to the scheme of attack. The Chinese defenses were to be battered into an approachable condition before storming parties advanced against them. It was a programme based on the first principles of modern strategy, and the 20th of November saw its con summation, when 100 guns, heavy ar tillery, field and mountain pieces and mortars, rained a storm of shot and shell against the Chinese intrench ments from dawn to dusk. That was the interpretation of the grim old Yamaji's waiting. At daybreak on the morning of the 21st of November the Japanese moved to the assault. They were in three divisions, the wings being charged with the immediate duty of escalade; the center, with the function of main taining a cannonade and furnishing re serves to either flank. The Chinese fought well, but the backbone had been knocked out of their resistance by the furious fire of the preceding day. It was merely a question of noting the hour when each fort or in trenchment fell. Half-past eight, half-past eleven, two o'clock, etc. piecemeal the defenses succumbed, and before evening the whole position was virtually won; though not until the forenoon of the 22d were the last forts on the sea fronts occupied. As usual, the Chinese collapsed in the latter stages of the conflict. They have a practical method of doing bat tle. It consists in inferring, from the issue of the first collision, the value of their capacity for successful resist ance, and regulating their subsequent conduct by that inference. Conclud ing that the game was lost at Port Ar thur, they devoted themselves to ab scon ling, and as the Japanese were quite willing to facilitate their escape, it is probable that a large number of the 20,000 forming the garrison got away. On the Japanese side the casualties seem to have been about 400; on the Chinese side some 3,000. No attempt was made to destroy the docks, the various apparatus, material of war and harbor craft. Evervthinar fell into the hands of the assailants. The Japanese army in Manchuria is pushing steadily toward Moukden. It has just attacked and taken Mo Tien Ling, a town 100 miles beyond theYalu river, mere is little probability that any serious resistance will be encoun tered until Moukden itself is reached. Meanwhile, anarchy prevails in all districts of Manchuria not adminis tered by the Japanese. Deserters or fugitives from the Chinese armies raid the country and the people leave their homes untenanted. The Japanese troops are suffering from the cold, but that was anticipated, and by way of a set-off they are no longer tormented by the dysentery that prostrated so many during the summer and autumn days in Corea. Many reports are current, and have been published abroad, accusing the Japanese of unnecessary slaughter of the Chinese in taking Port Arthur. ome explain it by saying that no quarter was given; the Japanese troops being so exasperated by the revolting sight of the atrocious mutilations committed ' on some of the Japanese scouts, or others, who had been captured by the Chinese. Indeed, some of the official records found on the capture of Kin Chow, fifteen days previously, detailed the torturing to death by crushing the bones and then roasting of three Jap anese who were with the army as Chi nese interpreters. The matter has been brought to the notice of the govern ment, and every effort will be made to throw light on the whole affair. Prince Kung Practically Created Dicta lor of China. London, Dec. 15. A dispatch to the Times from Tien-Tsin says that Prince Kung, president of the Tsung- Li-amen, president of the admiralty, and co-director in the war operations, has been appointed president of the grand council. This makes him virtu ally dictator, and will faciliate a set tlement when the Japanese are retdy to treat for peace. Still, according to the Times' dis patch from Tien-Tsin. the 'position of Li Hung at Tien-Tsin is established on a tinner basis than ever. Japanese Within Thirteen Miles of Sonth- port. London, Dec 15. The correspondent of the 'Central News at New-Chwang telegraphs that the Japanese are with in 13 miles of Southport. A dispatch from Nankin says that Li Hung Chang's nephew Chang has been arrested for speculation and his property has been seized. It is also stated that an order has been issued for the arrest of Li Hung Chang's son-in-law for fraudulent practices. Sheng, the taotai of Tien-Tsin, is reported to have been dismissed from office on- ac count of his inability to raise a war loan. He will be succeded by Wang Fah Woong. SIR JOHN THOMPSON'S BODY To Be Taken Home to Canada on the Cruiser Blenheim. London, Dec. 15. A requiem mass was celebrated over the body of Sir John Thompson in Lady chapel in Spanish place. The service lasted for ty-five minutes. At the conclusion of the mass the mourners and friends passed around the coffin and looked upon the face of the dead premier. T-he coffin is of mahogany, upon which is a heavy brass shield with the in scription: : The Eight Hon. Sir John S. D. Thomp- i : son, P. C, K. C. M. G., M. P.. Q. C. : : Died at Windsor Castle, December 12, : : iSH, aged 50 years. : : Requiescat in pace. : .'... The coffin was removed to the pri vate mortuary of Messrs. Garstin & Sons, in Welbeck street As the result of a conference held this afternoon between the officials of the admiralty and the colonial offices, t has been decided that the body shall be conveyed to Canada on board her majesty's cruiser Blenheim. CHIPPEWA DELEGATES ; En Route to Washington to Press a Claim for Seven Millions of Dollars. '" Washington, Dec. 15. The Indian officials here are awaiting with consid erable interest the arrival of a commis sion composed of a number of chiefs of Chippewa Indians from the White Earth reservation in Minnesota, who are reported as coming on here for the purpose of presenting a claim against the United States amount ing to $7,000,000, arising from an alleged breach of the terms of a treaty made with them by the government in 1854. Commissioner of Indian Affairs Browninsr said: "We do not know anything about this claim of the Chippewas, and are not paying much attention to it, as no official in formation in regard to the matter has been received here. The Indians are always claiming; money alleged to be due them for lands taken by the gov ernment. Should we pay them every thing they ask the government would have io pay enormous sums of money." If the Indians should reach Wash ington they will be asked by the In dian officials to explain why they have left their reservation without passes. They ace liable to be arrested for so doing . DEBS SENT TO PRISON. Jadge Woods Declares Eugene Debs and Other Directors of the American Railway Union Guilty of Contempt of Court in a Lengthy Decision Debs Sentenced to Six Months Imprisonment and the Other Three Months Each. Chicago, Dec. 15. Judge Woods sen tenced Eugene V. Debs, the leader of the American Railway union strike, to six months in the county jail, as a punishment for violating the injunc tion issued by himself and Judge Grosscup July 2 last. The rest of the men, with the exception of McVean. he gave three months. In the case of Mc Vean sentence is suspended.' Sentence is not cumulative, covering the cases of the government and the Santa Fa road against the men. The same sen tence is imposed in each case, but both sentences begin and end at the same time, December 24. The de fendants are: E. V. Debs, president; G. W. Howard, vice-president; Sylves ter Keiliher, secretary; L. W. Bogers, M. J. Elliot, J ames Hogan, Wm. Burns, J. M. McVean, Leroy M. Goodwin. The sentence is generally considered a light one. The case will be ap pealed. Iu speaking of the decision Attorney Darrow, who represented the defend ants, said: "The decision is bad law, but the sentence is remarkably lenient." Vice-President Howard said he was prepared to expect anything. Presi dent Debs was more cast down than any of the others. It was in the .discretion of the court to sentence the man to any term of years he chose within constitutional limits and to impose any fine he thought fit. Judge Woods wound up a long opinion by saying: "The object of pun ishment for contempt of court is to prevent further contempt. My conclu sion is that the injunction was right. Mr. Debs is more responsible than any one else. He is a man of marked abil ity and of strong character, and a leader of these men. It was in his power by merely lifting his voice to stop all this disturbance. I shall, therefore, discriminate between him and the rest of the defendants. I will give Mr. Debs six months in the county jail and the rest three months. This sentence to take effect ten days from now." The Convicted Labor Leaders Sold a Con ference. Chicago, Dec. 15. The convicted of ficers and directors of the American Railway union had a conference with their attorney, Clarence S. Darrow. Attorney Darrow said he did not think there was any doubt that they had the right of appeal, although an ap peal is not usual in such cases. The matter is one for argument, and as the question would have to be argued be fore Judge Woods, the defendants smile grimly when this method of ob taining their release is mentioned. Another plan and the one that will probably be adopted is to ask the su preme court for a habeas corpus. So, it is by no means certain that the men will have to go to jail. It is assured that they will not have to go by De cember 24, which is the expiration of the ten days' time given them by Judge Woods in which to map out a plan of action. Before ten days have expired Attorney Darrow will have mapped out some line of procedure. All the sentenced directors were pres ent with the exception of Vice-President Howard. They were inclined to look at the matter jocularly from a purely personal standpoint, but they all deplore the blow which they claim has been dealt organized labor by the decision. President Debs said: "Unless this decision is reversed there is no use at tempting to have another strike. The decision is a fine invitation to the rail roads to reduce wages, and I don't be lieve they will neglect to take advan tage of it. If they should do so God help the poor employes. He will have no recourse but to 'peaceably quit work' and peaceably starve. If he asks anybody else to join him he will probably be confronted by an injunc tion and put into jail for a year or so. This will stod every sort of strike. The power of these United States judges is of the most autocratic char acter. This whole country is ruled by the railroads, and the United States judges but do the will of the corpora tions." President Debs will go to jail at Terre Haute, his home, if he goes at all, and the others will be pretty well scattered over the country, a majority of them preferring Chicago as a place of confinement. James Hogan will se lect Ogden, Utah, as a spot to spend his captivity. Vice-President Howard took the sen tence as a matter of course: "It was the principle the judge wished to crush not" the men, and he has suc ceeded admirably. There will be no more strikes unless it is reversed, and I think it will be." The board of directors of the Ameri can railway union has been holding sessions in this city for the last few days. Plans are being made to reor ganize the order and to form new local unions all over the country. Notwith standing the rebuke administered to the union by yesterday's decision, these plans will be pushed with as much vigor as ever. F. W. Phelan, who has just been liberated from jail at Lebanon O., where he was sent by judge Taf ts for the part he took in the recent strike, was in court yester day. IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. Milwaukee- Men Send Encouraging Words to Debs. Milwaukee, Dee. 15. The following, telegram was sent to Mr. Debs at Chi cago by American Railway union men of this city last evening, signed by the presidents of the two lodges, of the or der located here and others: "Don't let the unjust decision of the court worry you. Milwaukee men are with you, and will help you to their fullest capacity ia securing ultimate justice, if possible. Keep a stiff upper lip. A day of reckoning is at hand." Dllxt Beady to Plead Guilty, bit the Judge Will Not Allow Him to Do So. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 15. Clans Alfred Blixt, the self-confessed mur derer of Catherine Ging, was arraigned before Judge Hicks yesterday. Al though he was ready to plead guilty the eourt refused to accept the plea and continued the case until Monday, when Blixt expects to secure an at torney. Blixt talks constantly of the murder, and whenever the crime is mentioned a' groan escapes his lips. All through the reading of the indict ment these groans were heard by those standing near him. 1 M i;',-.,'iUJti. . .'. r" a profound Sensation Cro-ted In the Italian Chamber of Depu ties by the Disclosures of Slsrnor Oto littt in Connection with the Baaeo Bo- ' mua Scandal Government Officials and Members of the Chamber of Deputies Implicated. .'. . . Rome, Dec 17. The contents of 1 the documents submitted, to the chamber of deputies by Signor Giolitti have been made public and have created a profound sensation. The notes of the cashier of the Banca Romana contain the names of government officials, members of the chamber of deputies, and others as having taken money from the bank. Among the politicians named are: Signor Zanardelli, form erly president of the chamber of depu ties and an ex-minister; ex-Ministers GrimaldL Lacava and Micelli, and the deceased ministers, Depritis and Ca violi. For press and election purposes, some journalists received 200,000 lire, and others 75,000 lire. The documents aimed at Premier Crispi mentioned several drafts in his name, and he fig ured also in connection with a note for 1 ,050,000 lire. This note was attributed in certain letters from Signor Crispi's wife to other persons, mentioning their names. Among the documents are four let ters written by Signor Tanlongo, the manager of the bank, while he was in prison, addressed to Signor Giolitti. These letters state that the deficit in the bank was due to expenditures among ministers, senators, members of the press and others. Tanlongo in one of the letters says that he gave a credit of 350,000 lire to certain persons on the" recommendation and assurance of Sig nor Crispi that the creditors were solvent. He insinuates that the money was not destined for these persons. In another letter Tanlongo declares that these statements were imposed upon him by Signor Giolitti. In the chamber of deputies Premier Crispi declared that the documents were a mass of lies. It is expected that immediately after the publication of the Giolitti docu ments a royal decree will be issued proroguing the chambers. It is not unlikely that the chamber of deputies will be dissolved. TO NEGOTIATE PEACE. After Further Reverses the Chinese Ap point an Ambassador to Japan. London, Dec. 17. The Central New& correspondent in Antong telegraphed late in the evening of December 14: "In accordance with Gen. Nodzu's instructions, the Feng Huang garrison, which was confronted on December 13 by 4,000 Chinese, began an attack on the enemy at daybreak yesterday morn ing. The garrison was 1,400 strong and was commanded by Col. Tomoya su. The main battle took place at Yih Min Shan, five miles from Fong Huang. The Japanese attacked with spirit and defeated the Chinese, driving them to Timatsh. The Japanese loss was three officers killed and seventy privates killed and wounded; the Chinese, 250 killed and wounded and thirty prison ers. The Japanese captured four field guns. The Chinese prisoners say that Gen. I had under him more than 4,000 Kerin troops, who were in every way superior to the Chinese. "Gen. Tachimi's brigade is now mov ing southward to turn back the Kerin fugitives. No news is obtainable from the left division of the first army, owing to the interruption of tele graphic communication. The Central News correspondent in Shanghai says: "The first and second Japanese armies are reported to be suffering greatly from the cold. Chang Yiu Kung, president of the board of rev enue, is said by native newspapers to have been appointed ambassador to Japan with instructions to negotiate peace." Japan a Party to Red Cross Principles. Washington, Dec 17. Reliable in formation from Japan indicates that the Japanese soldiers are observing the recent notification by Count Oyama Iorao regarding humane treatment to prisoners. - Japan is a party to the Red Cross principles as announced at Geneva, and the Japanese Lave had representatives call on Miss Clara Bar ton, president of the American Na tional Red Cross society, from whom they obtained information regarding the methods of the American associa tion. Preparing- to Attack Tien-Tsin and New Chwang. London, Dec 17. The Central News hears from its correspondent in Shang hai: "Pekin telegrams say that two Japanese armies are coneentrating,pre paratory to attacks on Tien-Tsin and New Chwang. MAN AND WIFE ASPHYXIATED. He Used the Gas Jet for a Clothes Hook with Fatal Consequences. New York, Dec. 17. Through using a gas jet for a clothes hook John Hall, an actor, innocently caused the death of himself and wife in their room on the third floor of No. 329 west Twenty ninth street. They were found lifeless about 6:30 o'clock Saturday morning' when a strong odor of gas attracted attention to their room. They had then been dead, evidently, for sev eral hours. The unfortunate couple belonged to-the theatrical profession. The husband played "heavy parts" while his wife was an Irish come dienne He was 38 years old, while she was two years his junior. A Bank Tragedy. Coxrscu. Blcfts, la., Dec. 17; Joha Huntington, remittance clerk in the Citizens' state bank of this city, shot and seriously wounded F. N. Hayden, of Chicago, and A. Cromwell, of Min neapolis, respectively superintendent and inspector of the Fidelity and Cas ualty Co., of-New York city, and then, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head, yesterday morning, at about 11:15 o'clock, in the private of fice of the bank, at the corner of First avenue and Main street. . Huntington had misappropriated 500, of the banks funds, and detection stared him in the face. Death of Judge James GlllfllLn Chtej Justice of Minnesota. St. Paul, Minn., Dec 17. Judge lames Gillfallin, chief justice of Min nesota, died at his residence in this city yesterday morning from a compli cation cf kidney and liver troubles. We was 65 years old. He enlisted as a private when the war broke out, but was soon chosen captain and later made colonel of the eleventh Minne sota, serving until the close of the war. He was appointed chief justice of Icha state in 189 and three times thereaftei lected. If he had lived hi tens would have expired January 1 , BoVl This! ' .We ofet One Hundred DolhUV Reward for any ease of Catarrh that em sot b cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHSJntV Sc Co., Props., Toleds; O. We, tbe undersigned, have known V. A. Cheney for the last 15 years, and beflbve him perfectly, honorable la all business transactions and financially able to sxzy out any obligation made by tbeir firm. West & Truax, Wholesale Druggist. To ledo, a, W aiding, Kisnan & Marvin, Whole sale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure H taken internally, acting directly upon tbe blood and ntcouf suriaoes oi ids system, mce, i.c per Tat tle. Sold by aU Druggists. Testtmoi free. Skboiant "Meier, just imagine Tflruifcs-. ,1, If to be standing sentry at the outpusta s'rv evening. Suddenly a figure approaches you f mm hhin3 and vnn ftwl ywinalf 4lA4inAi by a pair of powerful arms. What call will you giveT' Soldier' 1 "Coma, Marie, let at loose" Meggendorfers Blatter. . Two at a Birth. In conjunctionwith the first appearance of the infant, 1895, will be issued a new Al- manao relating to Hostetter's Stomach BiV tars, published at Pittsburgh, by The Hos tetter Company, in English, German, French, Welsh, Norwegian, Swedish. Hol land, Bohemian and Spanish, and obtain able free of all druggists and country deal ers. Besides the matter descriptive of the Bitters, it will contain accurate calendar and astronomical calculations, illustrations, jokes, verses, statistics and other interest ing matter. "Now, Johnny," said the arithmetic teach er, "suppose that one man were to put a stone two feet thick on top of another like stone, and the next day another on top of that, and keep on thus for seventy years, what would be the result?" "Idunno," re plied the student, "but 1 guess he'd have a pretty good startfor a new post office " Indigestion Cured "I suffered with indigestion. Food dis tressed me very much. I took Hood's Sar saparllla after meals, and before one bottle Was gone I could eat heartily without dis tress. I have recom-a mended Hood's Sax-' saparillato many. I never heard of its failure to cure. Re cently our station agent had the grip. After he was able to get up he had a dis agreeable sensation in bis head He said it felt as large as a Sir. John Kennett stove and be was unable to perform his duties. Ho took Hood's Sarsaparilla, and after using one a half bottles he was fully cured. y, there is no humbug about Hood a." John Bennett, Sunman, Ind. This statement is corroborated by Eigne j & Co., druggists, Sunman, Ind. N. B. Be sure to get Hood's because , Hood'sCures Hood's Pills are purely vegetable, per fectly harmless, always reliable and beneCciaL WORLDS-FAIR ! HIGHEST award: " SUPERIOR NiH RrnoM the iFEr 'das justly acquired the reputation of being The Salvator for IlSI The-Aged. An Incomparable Aliment for the Growth and protection of INFANTS ind CHILDREN k superior nutritive in continued Fevers. And a reliable remedial agent in all gastric and enteric diseases ; often in instances of consultation over patients whose digestive organs were re duced to such a lew and sensitive condition that the IMPERIAL GRANUM was the only nourishment the stomacn would tolerate when LIFE seemed depending ocr its retention ; And as a FOOD rt would be difficult to conceive of anything more palatable. Sold by DRUGGISTS. Shipping Depot. JOHN CARLU & 5UNJ, new tor. The Greatest Medical Discovery of the Age. KENNEDY'S MEDICAL DISCOVERY. DONALD KENNEDY, of ROXBURY, UASS., Has discovered in one of our common pasture weeds-a remedy that cures ever kind of Humor, from the worst Scrofula down to a common Pimple. He has tried it in over eleven hundred cases, and never failed except in tw o cases (both thunder humor). He has now in his nnoAccmn nvr two hundred certificates UUOJWSlvii v ' - - - of its value, all within twenty miles of Boston, aeno postal cara lor dook. A benefit is always experienced from the fire hnttle And a Dcrfct cure is warranted -'V - when the right quantity is taken. When the Jungs are aneciea it causes litA nredies cassine through them; the same with the Liver or Bowels. 1 nis is causea oy me autu w -ing stopped, and always disappears la a week after taking it. Read the label. If the stomach is foul, or bilious it will cause squeamish feelings at first. Ha change of diet ever necessary. Eat the best you can get, and enough of it. Dose, one taoiespoonrui in water a, reu time. Sold bv all Druggists , DntECTIOXS for usinfl CKKAJ BALM. Apply a particle of the Bairn well upinto th nostra. After a moment draw ttromg breath through the note. Vet three timet a any, after meats pre f trrea and before retiring. CATARRH ELY'S CBKAX XALX Open and cleanses tbsMsisl PaMassa, Allay P'a and Inflammation. HsaU th Soraa. rToie-i lb Membrane tfom cold. Usstores tn feaae tf Tafa and Smell. The Balm Isqalcalr absorMdsad !, relief at once. A panic! appl Md- Into each aoetrtl and tsagtaav able. Prr Ml centra Dnasntau or by snail. BIjT BBOTHBHS, Ss MkimSuwI, New Tcuk. tfW A MONTH, SWMng onr goods. Matt QlUil samples SO. FIB ALAU C., ICsjh. ka. ea MJU TSIS Uias 'h eVrrsD. nr. trap. Taxes , to tlma Botd by drprMa ABDICINAL Foor 81