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A A" 1HlRSI)A\, DECEMBER 6, 1894, VOLUME XLlTl^TcMBER 90.'
RAILKOAD POOLING.
ft? Bill Authorizing Carriers to
Entsr into Suoh Contracts
BEING DISCUSSED' IN THE HOUSE.
Hi. Patterson, of Tannesaao, Explains
all its Provisions.
?HLS Of ILLEGAL RATE-CUTTING.
A Striking Example Referred to?The I
BUi Proposes Co do Away with i
Xbem?In the Senate Mr. Vent An* j
pounced bis Conversion to the Clo- j
lore Rule Principle?A Sliarp I)ebtte
on the Kesolation to Invo?ti>
gtte the Outrages on Japanoso Stu- |
dents Under American Protection. I
ITAiirrNOTOK, D. C., Dec. 5.?The
houie to-day adopted a special order
isltinjf aside each day after the morniog
hour for the cooiideration of the
railroad pooliogbill, the order tocontinue
antU the bill should be disposed of,
. u.arfam with nnnfornnna ra
Dot Do* W . _
ports snd appropriation bill*. Tlio railroad
and shipping intercity are greatly
iatsreited in this meaaure and the mamban
close attention to the opening
ipeKh made by Mr. Patteraon in its belli!.
Wore the discussion of this bill began
the house passed throe bills, the printis!
bill, a bill to provent the free use of
limber on public lands and prevent
(noting of permits in the future, and
uiotherto authorize the secretary of the
Inttriorto receive unsatisfied military
bounty land warrants under the act of
1SJ3 at the rate of ?1 25 per acre in payment
of laud located ander subsequent
SCtl
The objoct of the railway pooling bill
ii to authorize competing common curriers.
subject to the provisions of the
interstate commerce act, to enter into
contracts for the division of their gross
or oat earnings and to socure more oxp?ditious
and efficient enforcement of
that law. Applications for pooling, together
with copies of the contracts,
mast, according to the torms of the bill,
be died with the commission, and, unlets
disapproued, become operative
twenty days after filing.
The other sections of the bill recasts
the tenth section of the present law, so
u to remedy the defects in the penal
Nctioai, and aleo amends the "procodm"
section.
Mr, Patterson, Democrat, Tonnessoe,
* *?*? ?' or?a nf fr.h A tlilL or-,
pliioed it in an elaborate speech. He
vy within the strict limitation of the
tralb, he said, when ho stated that it
wu the consensus of opinion of all
familiar with the interstate commerce
law tbat it should bo amended.
Mr. Patterson dwelt at length on the
oppre?iivonon of illegal rato cutting for
the benefit of large shippers, citing as
*n example the Armour Beef Packing
Com piny, of Chicago. That combine,
ho laid, handled in dollars more beef
than the entire cotton crop of the United
Btitei amounted to. The rates made
for this corporation practically drove
imill competitors from the field and
fixed the price of every bullock on every
ftrmin the south and weat. Under the
preientlaw, he said, it was impossible
to Mcaro couvictions for violation of
me anti-pooling section necauso no iu
ptrties 10 tho cut rato woro equally
trniltr before the law and ono could not
be made to testify airainst tne other.
Tbe pending bill would compel teatiffiOQT.
In a single year it was estimated that
there were 173,000 fraudulent shippers
on road a running between Chicago and
Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York.
Voder the present law, tho shipper and
mlroad agent were not punishable.
Ttiu bill aimed at the punishment, not
of the clerk, or agent, but of the railroad
company iteclf.
Mr. Cannon did not think administrative
functions and responsibilities
ihonld bo shouldered on the courts, but
that tho revoking of pooling arrangement*
should be entirely within tho
control of the commission.
Mr. Patterson declared that tho final
deterroitiaiion of all rights should bo
toft to tiie court.
Mr. Wilson, West Virginia, chairman
of tho ways and moans committee, ofler dthe
resolution referring the several
Pirti of the President's message to the
various committees, but ex-Soeaker
I'fow, Republican, Pennsylvania, objected,
stating that ho desired to addroas
ths house on the genowl subjects dealt
*ith in the message boiore it was roferred.
The roiolution consequently
teat over until to-morrow.
Upon the conclusion of Mr. Patter'j?i
remarks, tho house at 5 o'clock
wjoorned.
IX Til 10 HUN ATE.
^ ?t PAvora ft Cloturo Ruln-Llrtlj DaOror
a It??nliitlnu Itngnrrilni; th?
Ootriuf., ??n <liip:in?i?e Stu<leuU Umlar
Amprip^n Protection.
Washington*, D. C., Dec. 5.?The sonElbowed
its first signs of animation
tO*dav on,I -In 1. .i- i
_ a.bUUUKU mo BOSB1UU inswou |
I Qotil only 2:45, thero was time enough
I for leverril briak debatos.
I Mr. Vegt'a etlorta to aocure a chan^o |
I id tho rulo in ordor to expodito aonato I
I ^uginou wen tho chief event of the
I ?*y. Hip usual dullness of adiscmaion
I Ji ruL-s was offset by the provalont
I ^seunsf that a cloture rulo would huvo j
I aacU to 4 , at this particular timo with
WodiriW' tar ill bills aflecUug coal and
I *'0Q and au^ar.
II Mr. Vost wai formorly opposed to
llotorf, hut to-day lie announced I?m
conversion, and eaid cloturo wm iin* |
Vwatwn ifj maintain tho dignity and |
J?lf-renj,(.ct of tho sonate, and the o?- I
torn of tho public. ,
I Mr. Chandler's sarcasm at Mr. Vest s
Co?*Briioii onlivened tho dubalo. Tho
H luxation wont ovor until to-morrow, I
Mr. Vest will try to soeuro a voto j
jl ,ll,tructine the rule* coiumittoo to ro*
P?rl "* cloturo rulo by t hn 15tli inat. J
I ,wAnol'^r feature of tho day wan tho
JW debato on tho China-Japan quo
fooi, brought out by Mr. Lodiro's roio
calling for information as to tho
wrturiuy (,{ two JapaiiOHO studentn who
un(ior American protection. Mr.
' Btt inada the ftrat formal speech of |
tlx session, criticising from a ?opulislie
paint ih? recent issue of bonds tail
t;iviuir hit views oa finance.
During the discussion of the resolution
regarding the torturing of Japaneae
students, Mr. .Sherman (Hep., Ohio)
aaid that a question of ihia delicacy
should go to the committee on foreign
relations.
Mr. Lodge aaid he appreciated the
delicacy of the question. He reviewed
the hideous cruelties to which the
Japaneae students wero subjected while
under tbu protection of this country,
and aaid if the facts were as had been
published aome one was very much to
blame. If they were not, this government
should be vindicated from the
charge, it was a question on which the
honor of the Amorican people was involved.
He did not object, however, to
letting the foreign relations committee
handle the resolution.
Mr. .Sherman urged that the senate
should not mice up questions of this
luuiwoui, ffltuur uy tauiOK lur luiuiiuu*
tioa or by debate, on unofficial publication!
aud without the acrutlny of a
committee.
Mr. Chandler (Rep., N. II.,) aujrgeated
that oa the senator from Alabama (Mr.
Morgan) wan chairman oi the foreign
relation! committee, it would be well to
know if ho aawr any objection to aecuringBpeody
information.
Mr. Morgan replying atatod that the
ropolution evidently aought to censure
or blame aome one?the secretary of
state, or the Proaident, or our consula
n China.
Moreover, war was now progroasing
between China and Japan, aud it would
bo unwiae to take any action which
would appear favorable to one belligerent
or the othor. It had been aaid that
| puace overtures had been made through
the United istatos. It would bo unfortunate
to interrupt euch overtures by
ontinti In fhA oan tn
Mr. Chandler a^ked why it was that
this was referred to as such a "delicate"
| mattor. The resolution simply showed
facta. It was charged that these students
were in an American consulate
under tho protection of the United
, States fiau. That protection had. been
violated, according to the reports. Tho
facts of tho barbarous tortures to those
studonts should be known, and they
should not be covered up by any appeul
to delicacy.
Mr. Morgan sail} his main objection
to the resolution was that it was predicated
on an impeachment of tho President
or secretary of state.
Mr. Lodge answered with much vigor
that he had not intended to present any
impeachment or make an attack, but
the outrage on these students, under
American protection, was established
by unimpeachable authority and it reinainod
only to establish it officially.
"This country has done a good deal of
meddling in this China-Japan mix,"
said Mr. Lodge sharply. "It began by
warning Japan concerning heradvancei
in Koreo. From that time wo have
been meddling, constantly meddling."
Mr. Morgan stated that a meeting of
tho foreign relations committeo would
be called at once to consider this reso-lotion,
if it was sent to the committee.
On this assurance Mr. Lodge maae no
objection to its reference and it was
thereupon referred.
INTER STATU COMMERCE
Annunl Report of the Commission Calls
on the Publlo For Aid In Prosecution*.
Washington, D. C., Dec. 5.?The intor
state commerce commission transmitted
the eighth annual report to Congress
to-day. The report says that it is
the duty of the shipper?, railroad managers.
and citizents, generally, to assist
the government in running down violations
of the statute designed to protect
their interests. It recommends
that the carrying corporations be made
indictable and subject to fine ior violations
of the act.
The report then speak* of the unreasonable
rates from Chicago and Cin
citinati to souinern points, xc bpouhs
al8oof the unreasonable rates on wheat.
It refors to the failure of many carriers
to post their tariffs as required by law.
The commission explains the necessity
of providing single classification of
freights for the whole country, saying
that experience has shown the necessity
for congressional action and support to
bo tho belief that uniform classification
depends upon the passage of a statute
requiring its accomplishment
On tho govorninent ownership of railroads,
the commission refrains from expressing
any opinion.
As to the great strike of 1804, the commission
states its reason for not entering
upon an investigation of this mattor.
The controversy includes matters
outside of thecommisiion's jurisdiction.
It is urged that the commission should
have express authority by statue to investigate
the acts of all parties in relation
to such matters.
The report concludes with a summary
of desirable amendments to tho inter1
state commerce law.
M 1ST A K i: s II) KNTITY.
Kcpnrt I lint tlio Woiimu Who Died In
Kiin?n?CHy U Not Do vie Comntock.
! Wasiiinoto.v, D. C., Dec. 5.?There is
evidently a case of mistakon identity in
the story telegraphed from Kansas City
of the doath in jail there from excessive
dissipation of Mrs. Edith Armstrong,
hotter known as "Doric" Coinstock,
and said to be tho daughter of D.
C. Forney, tho one-time oditor of tho
famous anti-bullum paper, the Chronicle.
31 r. Fornoy livos in Washington nt
L'731 P streot, and to-day ho received a
lettor from his daughter, who is Mrs.
v*?
I). I'. w airuUH, Ol i>un iuiiv uk/i aujin?
that she is alivo and well ami that
sho nevor wont as lar wost as Kansas
City in tier life, it has Ueoply grievod
the family that the old scandal connoctod
with .Mrs. Watrous early career
lias Iiol'U lovived by the story of her
death.
(Jnriimuy'ft Katallntluu.
\VAsm.voro.v, D. C.f Dec. r>.?Germany
has takou tlio initial step towards curtailing
importation of anotlior Amorican
product, in the proposition now
before the JJundearath to onormnuslv
increaso tlio duty on cotton seed oil.
The proposition ia to nicreaae the preiont
duty, which is $1 00, to $2 AO, equivalent
to duty of 250 per cent, and an the
proposition is supported by the combined
agrarian and protectionist industrial
parties tlieso can he little doubt
that it will succeed.
Wheal I'imI to Stock,
Washi.vr.ton, Doc. 5.?Special report
?The roturns from tho correspondent
of tho statistical division of tho departmoot
of agriculture relative to tho J
amount of wheat fed to stock ertimafe
the quantity already fed. that is to say
up to October 80, 46,030,000 bushels, nnii
the estimated amount to be fed 29.275,*
000 bushels, making a total of 7*5,305,000
busbeli. _
THAT "ISALTIMOItG FLAX."
Baltimore Bankera I>o Not Agrto With
Secretary Carlisle's Financial Scheme.
Baltimore, Ma, Dec. 5.?Baltimore
bankers are much dissatisfied with the
suffltestion of Secretary Carlisle in re
gard to the currency issue.
Their views, the bankers say, do not
ariie from any feeling of jealousy because
the secretary did not adopt the
Baltimore plan, but are held because
the secretary takes as a basis one of the
chief evils of which many bankers wish
to get rid. This is the retention of
treasury notes. which the bankers say
will always stand as a menace to the
gold reserve of the country, and will
be a disturbing influence to precipitate
a panic at a tirno whoa demagogue legislators
with unwise financial tendencies
get in control in Congress. They say if
hie suggestion should be adopted the
tendency will be toward a state bank
system and a getting away from all national
control, as by his plan state banks
have the advantage.
Tliia is not what, sound financiers
want. The government should retain
asupervisorv control over the banks,
and the tendency to insure stability and
to secure uniformity should be to make
all banks national banks.
THEY AltB HKl TKIt OFP'
Is What Mrs. Albert Sulil After Poisoning
Fl?o of Her CUlltlrun.
Gai.vksto.v, Tux., Dec. 5.?The sensation
of the hour here is the poisoning of
five of her children by Mrs. Louise
Albert.
Willie, apod four years; Delia, aged
ton; Lizzie, aged eight, and Dora, aged
aix, are dead. Emma, aged sixteen, is
still alive and Hopes are entertained for
her recovery. The scene at the once
happy home was agonizingly sorrowful.
While this scone was being enacted
at tho home, Mrs. Albert wa9 placidly
sitting in her cell. When
told that somo of the children
wero dead, sho said: "I wanted
to kill them, I have been ill for the last
eight montlia and know that I could
not fulfill my obligations to my babies.
They are better oil."
MANNING'* WA.lt.NING.
lie Tell* the Alnbnnm Deuioornts Tlint the
Peoplo Will Not Submit Much J.ongcr.
Moxtgombky, Ai.a., Dec. 5.?The bill
PiinmannfnLivn Tvniirhfc to DUnish
usurpers of state offices wns passed by a
strictly party vote. Representative
Manning, the Populist leader, said: "I
warn the members on the other side
that it is a lone lane that ha9 no turn,
and I warn them not to longer dash the
red flag of insult added to injury in the
face of a now outraged common people.
We cannot proVfde punishment for
usurpers with consistency till we have
a fair election law and an honost contest
law by which we can determine
who the usurper is."
AN KXCITKI) VILLAGE.
The Pauplo/tre lining Armed In Conne?
rjticnce of Thr?o Murder* In n W?iek.
Pa.rkoa.le, Ark., Dec. 5.?Parkdale is
in the throes of a reign of terror. Eugene
Thompson and Wiley Maxwell
oxchanged shots with Winchesters today,
but no one was hurt. Thompson
is now under arrest for assault with intend
to kill. John Thurnbow, who was
hot a few days ago, died, and one of the
negroes also died.
Throo men have been killed here in
the la9t week. Tho people aro all going
armed now. and every man has a Winchester.
None of tho negroes implicated
in tho killing of Thurnbow have boon
arrested. The sheriff ia making Parkdalo
his headquarters and says ho will
remain here until the excitemcnt subaides.
WHITE CAP ASSASSINS
Supposed to be Ile?poiiHkhle for the Denth
of Mm, Teddy Arthur.
Huntington, W. Va., Doc. 5.?Mrs.
Teddy Arthur, a well-known woman on
Hart's crook, in Lincoln county, wan
fatally shot to-day by an unknown
party. She was goin^ down the crook
when a bullot struck her and she diod
before she was discovered. It is
thought that the band of whitecap
assassins who have beon operating in
that locality killed hor.
Dmnrvfld a Woroe Fate.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 6.?Thomas
Hooper, a prominont farmer who resides
noar Pratt mines, was to-day convicted
in the criminal* court of criminally
assaulting his own daughter, and
given a life sentence in the penitentiary.
The victim is oightoon years old.
BRIEFS FROM THE WIRES.
The cash balance in the treasury vesterdav
waa $154,940,804, net gold $111,112,020.
The pennon bill to be reported to the
houfe by the committeo will appropriate
$141,3S1.000. '
senator Oiiav vesterdav introduced a
substitute for the sugar bill now ponding.
It amends the tarifTbill by strikin#
out tho duty on nil sugars ubovo No.
16 Dutch standard.
'J'lio Armenian Notional Union of Chicago
will address a petition to Congress
askinir tho United Statos, in tho camo
of humanity, to sten in betwoon tho
Turks and their helpless victims.
Harry Gooriloe, a student of Central
University, Richmond, Ky., died o( Injuries
sustained whilo playing toot ball.
He wns a son of State Senator John 1).
Good loo.
The six-year-old son of Charlos Lebbo,
nf Monevbrook. l'a.. was playing with a
rnvoivor when tlio weapon was accidentally
discharged. The ball entered
the abdomen of his baby brothor und
tbo child died in a few hours later.
1). II. I). Holler, lata Republican candidate
for state senator, iti the Eighteenth
Pennsylvania senatorial district,
hozan proceeding in court, contorting
tho eloction of Kdward il. Latibuch,
Democrat. The contestant alleges that
03 illoeal votos were cast for his opponent.
' Jack lloworton, aged twontv-flve, n
young white farmer near Pan*, Ky.,wns
married in Cincinnati to .Matilda Taylor,
a ue;;ro woman. Mowerton in rotated
to prominent lloiirbou county
families. When the coupla arrived in
Paris a crowd guyod them, and the
groom flrod his pintol, wounding an inuocont
bystander. lie if now in jail.
MOTHER SENSATION
la the Lexow Police Investigation
is Strongly Probable.
PFRHUPKSIIPFRINTFNDFNT BYRNES
Will bo Called onto Testify?Yesterday
Devoted to Minor Cases, but
They ore bad Enough?The Author
of "Police Protector#" TelU How he
was Brutally Assaulted aud Lost
Nineteen Thousand Dollars Becauso
Hymen's Book Wonted a Clear
Field?Other Kvldonce.
New York, Dec. 5.?It was openly
asiortod to-day that Superintendent
Byrnes would bo called to testify before
tliA fiiYniv cnnimif Inn Xoi t h ?r f!hfti r
man Loxow nor Chief Counsel Goff
would admit the truth of this assertion,
but it was quite generally believed by
those who have been following the proceedings
of the committee from the
start to the presont time. It is not assortod
that the superintendent has been
guilty of any wrong-doinir, but it is
claimed that he knows of many "weak
points" in the polico department, and
it is believed that lie can throw additional
light upon many of the subjects
recently under consideration.
The day was taken up with minor
cases. Mr. (iotf announced that if any
man whose name had been mentioned
in tbo proceeding* desired a vindication,
that the opportunity (or a hearing
would be afforded. Aftor the severe
cross-examination given Commissioner
Andrews yesterday, however, no one put
in an appearance. Perhaps the most
interesting testimony of the day was the
assertiou that the policemen in a fit of
apleeti had broken into private houses,
claiming that they wore in search of
disorderly characters. Mr. GofT thought
this was for the purpose of casting discredit
upon the work of the Lexow committee.
This causod Senator O'Connor
to comment upon the horrible state of
aflairs, while .Senator Lexow remarked,
"Like Hupsia."
Father Ducey's attendance upon the
sessions of the committee was not inter
milieu to-aav. me clergyman uuiu uo
hnd not received a reply to hia latest
letter to Archbishop Corrigan. Another
notable attendant at the early sitting of
the committee was Mra. Elizabeth 13.
Grannirt, the social and drcsa reformer.
Kaohael Angelo told the committee
that ho lost an eye from a blow struck
by Policeman Zimmerman. He had not
sued to recover damagos because he
thought it would be impossible to receive
justico in n suit against a policeman.
Frank Kemnton, a saloonkeeper,
pleaded a poor memory when he was
asked if Police Oflicer Masterson had
not demanded $20 of him. He was positive,
however, that ho had never paid
any money to the police.
Mrs. Rebecca Freera, who has been
ongagod in missionary work on tho east
side, told a story of the general violation
of tho excise law in her district. She
told of policomen she bad seen drunk
and how one 'of them went into a saloon
with hor. Sho made a complaint for
violation of the excise law and had to
carry it to general sessions over the
head of Justico Foitner, of the Essex
market police court, from whom she
said aho had euffored much abuse.
When a woman who had been abused
by her husband applied to Justice Feitner
for a warrant tor his arroat, ho told
the woman, .Mrs. Freem testified*, to
come back in two weeks, and when tho
witness remonstrated with him he
abused her.
Blacindo Salindo relatod tho arrest of
himself and some of his boarders, who
were playing dominoes when the police
pounced down upon them. Only $5 out
of more than $100 taken from ttiem at
the station was returned to them when
they were discharged. When witness
complained Capt. Haughey struck him.
Marcus B. McCarthy, now of Boston,
but formerly of this city, tostified that
ho had paid several hundred dollars to
police captains Slevin and Stephenson
and their wardtnen for protection, besides
trusting patrolmon for drinks
whenever they asked it. lie quit the
saloon business here, ho said, "because
tho polico wanted too much."
August 1?. Costello, the author of
"Police Protector*," was thon placed on
?i? i-s- i?.? cm mm
UIU niUUU IU UAIMIklil mm ?u v'<i'i?uu
throuirh the polico board of this city.
lie stated that hid book was published
umfor the auspicoi of tho police board,
and that ho was to recoivo twenty per
cent of the proceeds. Superintendent
Kyrnes' book, "Great Criminals of Now
York," appeared simultaneously with
"Polico Protectors," and until the former
was placed on tho market tho latter was
thrown back onto Costollo's hands,
causing a loss of $19,000 to trim.
Tho book causod trouble botweon tho
witness and captain, now inspector,
Williams, and In November, 18S6, ho
wan arronto I by Captain Williams and
given over to two detectives and sent to
captain, now inspector, McLaughlin's
precinct.
"Just as I put my foot on tho bottom
stop of tho station house, some ono
stopped out of the shadow at ono sido
and struck me in the fuce. I foil, aud
as I lay in tho guttor, covered with
blood and mud, Captain .McLaughlin
triod to kick mo in tho face. 1 warded
tho blow with iny umbrella and finally
ran into tho station Iiouho, where f
thought I would bo protected. Tho detoctivos
raado no oiTort to help me. In j
tho station house Captain McLaughlin
struck mo with a pair of brass j
1.M?. I irna fhnn nllnwod to Wash
in tin* captain's ollice iiihI was locked
up nil ni^iit. and ovoii a drink was rofiifoil
mo. I found, on roiurninir home
noxt (lav, that dotoctivos lia>i boon there
to annoy my wife ami children. Ah a I
ro.siilt oif the way Captain .McLaughlin
abused ino 1 was in bod flvo days ami |
had to call in Dr. Jenkins. I never
mado any complaint to the police board i
bncatiflo I was huiniliatoil and knew '
thai the police would put a different I
Jaco on tiling if I mado any row.
Therefore, I desisted."
Dr. William T. .lonkins, now health
oflieor and a brother-in-law of Richard
Crokor, was railed and testified that he
had attended Mr. Ooatelle Rt the time
and thought that ho had boon struck
uftth brass knuckles.
Hearing was then adjourned to 10
oVIuck to-morrow morning.
CniDiirl i'mt Ylntltcnteil.
Columhus* O., Doc. ft.?1Tho Coit court
of inquiry to-day concluded the taking
of testimony and arguments will begin
to-morrow morning. The evidence today
showed conclusively that Colonel
Coit, who had been charged with drinking
in a saloon at >?'aahingtan, C. Ii. on
the dav of the shooting and riot, bad
been mistaken (or another officer.
THE DEAF *1 AY HblAR.
Cashier Frank Waterman, of TTo?ton,
Slake* a Valuable Dincoverj and Pnti
It to Use.
Special Dispatch to the InteLHocnctr.
kstok, W. Vi., Dec. 5.?Mr. Frank
E. Waterman, cashier ot the National
PvAhantra horilr rallirnAil (mm A trlD to
Philadelphia and Washington on Sanday
morning. While in Waihington
he protected, by a caveat filod in the
patent office, a device to aid the deaf to
hear. Mr. Waterman ha* tiirasoli boon
troubled with partial deafness for several
yearn, and hat made the subject of
the relief of deafneis a study, lie has
been ander the treatment of some of
the moat noted aurists in this country,
none ot whom gave hitn any encouragement
or benefit. Artificial means
being the only possible mode of relief,
and none of tho appliance* now upon
the market having proven successful, it
occurred to him that an instrument of
delicato construction could be made,
based upon scientific principles, which
could be inserted in the ear without
pain, and worn without injury or inconvenience,
which could not fail of satisfactory
results. Tho correctness of his
theory has been tally demonstrated by
personal experiments, which were a?i
gratifying in their results as may were
immediate in their action.
The Intellioenckii correspondent has
been shown the device, and ha* no doubt
that it will Drove a most useful invention.
It conaitfta of a spiral wire, which
in connection with a rubbor disk, or
bulb, operating a* an artificial.'ear drum,
convoys the sound to the membruna turnptini,
producing vibration, the one thing
needful in nine cases out of ton of
deafness. Tito device, whoti in position,
will be scarcely visible, but its outer
part consists of a concavo-convex dia*
phagn, of diaphranous rubber, as large
'as can bo placed on the external ear,
withoutinconvenience.and only casually
visible, which gathers and concentrates
the sound waves, and by its connection
with the spiral wiro entering tho internal
ear, convoys the sound directly to
the natural or arnnciai ear arum, producing
n gentle but effective vibration.
The spiral wire is so constructed as to
prevent injury so the delicate membranes
of the oar.
There being no device of this character
to bo found in the patont office, Mr.
Waterman will doubtless be granted a
patont as soon as ho has perfected his
invontiou.
COMMONWKALiKK8 AGAIN.
"Gan." K?llcy Pop* Up With Another
Army to March 011 Wnithincton.
Sackamento, Cal., Dec. 5.?"General"
Charles J. Kelley, who led a baud of
industrials from California to Washington
last spring, is organizing another
army. lie has written a letter to the
mayor of Sacramento assuring him that
his army does not intend to more upon
the stnte capital.
"The only place we intend to move
upon," he said, "will be G rover's villa
at Washington, and by all that is good
and holy we intend to be in Washington
again; to keep on camping and
marching until wo havo a bill passed
by Congress to provide work lor uu?
employed American citizens."
THIS Wool, TIUOE.
Froc Trn<I? Ilras Nut Yet Rnlsed Prices.
Tlie Trade In General.
Boston, Dec. 5.?The American Wool
and Cotton Keporter will aay to-morow j
of the wool trade:
Prices are practically unchanged. |
Considerable wool is selling at the time j
in moderate quantities at current rates. I
The demand for domestic wool continues
tf> be about tho same in the character
and quantity as prevailed during
November. The aeeregate volume of
transactions for the week is somewhat
diminished by the occurrence of the annual
Thanksgiving holidays.
The sales of tho week amounted to
a???,i ?7ttnnn
f'UUIUlQ llt/iuoatii. mtu u,
pounds foreign, making a total of 2,171,000
pounds against a total ot 2,570,500
for the previous weok and a total of
2,787,000 for the corresponding week of
last year. The sales since January 1,
1894, amount to 534,534,585 pounds
against 110,979,503 pounds a year ago.
The sales in Now York amounted to
285,000 and in Philadelphia they aggrogated
1,631,SOO pound*.
JOHN BURN'S
Not Dlnturbod l?y the CritlciNms of the
Pre**?Starts for Denver.
New York, Dec. 5.?John Burns, the
English labor leader, and a member of
parliament, lenvos this city thi* evening
for Donvor, Col., wtiero ho will attend
the convention of the American Federation
of Labor, lie will make a brief
stop at Niagara to view the falls.
Speaking to-day of the criticism upon
his utterances here, Mr. Hums said: "If
soino of my expressed opinions have not
been palatable to the pro** I am sorry
that 1 cannot stay here longer and rub
them in. Had we in England among
tho working classes the saino standard
of comfort and education 1 tind among
workingmen here, wo would accomplish
wonders."
The >? ? uipui'ienn
Kansas City, .Mo., Dec. 4.?Local
pliyeici.nis aro onthuaiasiic over tho results
of usiiiR nnti-toxino. tho now
diphtheria remedy, a quantity of which
hm boon received hero and out upon
ita inerils. 'l'wo iloww of iho orum
wero irivon to a chill having an ad*
vancod ca*? of diphtheria, and in one
dav'a time tho child ?a? pronouncod
I out of dauber. A not nor case, mat ui u
youth who had beon iil for nitio dayt
with the disease has shown like ro9iiI(e,
too patient nearly boiiijr cured after two
lotos had beon administered. Further
oxperim ?nts are bemi; made.
It?%>?>? * At'cntnl ??f Ueroiji
New Oklr.v.vs, Dc?c. 5.?Mr. Leo n.
Lpvi, of Galveston, threw a bombshell
into the American Hebrew Unioncainp
by yosterday's address, in wliioh he
charged the rabbis with letting up various
sorts nl religions and lading to unite
upon n tnndard of Judaism, l?v which
all Judaism would bo moasured.
The discussion lasted over until this
afternoon and it was finally decide' to
print tl?o address and with it a protest
from the rabbis claiming that it did not
represent their sentiments, and was not
boruo out by the facts.
A PARKERSBURG MAN
Arrested la Sc. Louis I or Uttering
& Forg?d Bank Obeok.
WILLIAM "JACK" DENT IS HIS NAME
And hit la W?ll Coon?nt?d.Ha
to the Extent of Presenting a Bogus
Check on the Citizens* Bank of his
Native Town?Io Company of a Notorious
Woman with Whom He
Claims to Have Eloped?Ills Hooord
at Parkersburg.
St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 5.?A. young rata
giving the name of William J. Dent,
and hii age as 38, occupation bookkeeper,
was arrested at the Southern
hotel this afternoon, at the instaaco of
the manager of the hotel.
Hit offense was an attempt to atter a
certified check for $330 on the Parkersburg,
W. Va., Citixen* 'National Bank,
which the bank official*, by wire,
notified the hotel was bogus. When
arrested, Dent's clothca wore searched
and two certified checks on trie same
bank for $3J0 each, drawn by Dent,
were found in his possession.
In addition to this, a book of blank
checks on the Citizens' National Bank
of Parkersburg, VV. Va., was found.
About two-thirds of the chocks have
been used. Dent claims to have eloped
to this city with a youiu woman, whom
he registered as his wife, but whose
name ho refused to civo.
who dent 18.
A special from Parkersburg to the
Intelligencer ia rofcrenco to the Above
dispatch eays:
"W. J." nro the initials of a young
man familiarly known as "Jack" Dent,
and ia well connected here. He has
beon in many scrapes, and is said to
havo served one short term in a penitontiary
in tbo west. He left here
about a week ago, accompanied by a
woman of shady reputation, named
Clara Houston, and au ox-convict
named "Dick" Callihan. When he left
he had plenty of money. Callihan
wrote here a few days since that Dent
had married the Houston woman.
THE AKMI2WAN HOltllOHS.
The Wont Had Not Beeu Told?All Done
With tbe Knowledge of the Snltnn.
London, Dec-5.?Dr. G. Ihoumaian,
formerly professor at the American college
at Maraovan, has received a letter
from an Armenian now at Constantinople,
giving further particulars regard
ing the Turkish atrocities in Armenia.
The name of the writer is withheld for
prudential reasons. The letter relate!
in details the situation of atlairs and
lays the chiof blame upon England,
which power, he savs, poses as Armenia's
protector. The writer says:
"In the neighborhood of Aloosh the
inhabitants of twenty-five Armenian
villages have been ruthlessly massacred
and their houses have been burned
down arid destroyed at the hands of the
Hamidije cavalry, the favorite regiments
of the sultan.
"The victims number 6,000. Besides
that, the inhabitants ot two or three
villages were compellod to embrace
Moharaodaniam.
"Ala-', it is an authentic fact whicli
all the embassies know well that ail
this was done with the sultan's knowledge.
"I'wodara ago, tho Turkish official
papers* announced that the sultan had
presented new golden flags to the Ham*
idije cavalry,
"The details of tho barbarities will
probably not bo believed in England.
But, my brother, they have oponed the
wombs of live pregnant women and
have pulled out the babes, and, hang,
iug them on their apeara, organized triumphant
processions. The news is well
I known hero, though none dare to speak
! of it,
i "1 began this letter on the sixth of
November and wa* suddenly obligod to
hide it for several days because tho govI
eminent was causing our houses to be
earched."
| The l'ortn HonluM It.
! London, Dec. 5.?A dispatch from
Constantinople to tho Morning Advertiser
says that tho Porte denies on the
authority of the commander of the
Fourtl) army corps mat any women
or children wore killed in the Sassoun
district by regular troops. It is added
that not a single unarmed individual
was killed; indeed, twenty rebels who
submitted wero treated with the greatest
consideration, and woro liberated
after their evidence had been taken.
A Ml.VI*: TKOUUhB
Itrewiuc In Great .iluipti ? Arbitration
Ilo-ircl Called Together.
Coli mdl's, Ohio, Dec. 5.?Tho national
board of arbitration, of the miners
and operators, hai been called to meet
in this city next Monday at the re*
quest of Pittsburgh operators.
'lhe railroad operators of tho Pittsburgh
district have demanded a reduction
in tho price <>f mining, and if it ii
conceded a general reduction will follow,
Tho operators claim tho miners have
failed to maintain wa^es in the Pittsburgh
district according to agreoment.
No Development*.
Pittsburgh, Pa.. Dec. 5.?-Thoro were
no developments to-day ia tho demand
of tho coal operators for a reduction in
miner*' wn.'in. I he board of arbitration,
to which tho matters woro refnrrml.
will moot in this city Mouday,
K.-irtliqunkr Shook*.
RoJIk, Dec. 5. ? Slight earthquake
shockii were felt at Milazze, Sicily, on
Monday and Tuesday.
King Humbert has ?ont another 100,000
lire for the relict of the earthquake
-ull??r??n in tho various districts of Italy
nnd .Sicily.
WniithNr Kiirfmwi for liHlnr.
For West Virginia, (air; slightly warmer; soatb
winds.
For Western IVnnsrlnuiia nnrt Ohio, fair;
kllKhtiy warmer; south winds.
TIIE TKMPEKATURK YMTKRDAY*
furnUhftd bv Soiinkit druirqi^t. rorner
Market and Fourteenth aired*.
7 n. m "16, :i p. m 4.1
u a. in mm '.'Hi ? P m 10
1 i a. m ao| Weather?Fair.

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