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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
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.
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.
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
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.
According to the Cincinnati Price Current
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.
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
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.
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
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
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-
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.
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
: 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.
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 .
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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's Pills are purely vegetable, per
fectly harmless, always reliable and beneCciaL
! HIGHEST award:
" SUPERIOR NiH RrnoM the iFEr
'das justly acquired the reputation of being
The Salvator for
An Incomparable Aliment for the
Growth and protection of INFANTS ind
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.
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
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
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.
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